Lipgloss Break: January 2010
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Beyonce Heat

Beyonce is following suit with other celebrities and has come out with a new fragrance, HEAT. It's a modern fragrance, with floral, fruity, woody notes, and features rare, sensual flowers and is feminine and irresistible.

Beyoncé will be kicking off the launch of her fragrance with two special events in NYC:

  • February 2nd: New Yorkers will catch the fever as Beyoncé turns up the heat in Union Square. To celebrate the launch of her debut fragrance the visionary artist is illuminating the central destination with fiery red light and smoky fog, infusing the winter landscape with a steamy, sexy aura that embodies Beyoncé’s unique appeal (Illumination from 6:00PM until Midnight).
  • February 3rd: Beyoncé will make a personal appearance at Macy’s Herald Square. The first customers to purchase the exclusive Beyoncé Heat 3-piece fragrance set will have the opportunity to meet and pose for a special picture with the multi-talented global icon!
Check out the video for the new launch!

Total Beauty Break
Best Celebrity Hairstyles for Straight Hair

See how to rock their straight styles with these how-tos

Are you tired of your straight hair just hangin' there? All you need are some tips and celebrity inspiration to bring your flat hair to life.

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Beauty Sak - $20 Gift Card with $100 purchase

Receive a $20 gift card with a purchase of $100 or more at Offer ends Thursday 2/4...happy shopping!

MAC Post Holiday Collection

M∙A∙C Post Holiday 2010 features nudes and warm, comfy colours in Warm & Cozy and All Ages, All Races, All Sexes and shimmery, icey winter shades in Love Lace. In the Studio debuts MAC Studio Fix Lash, a new mascara that features a synth-rubber moulded brush for ultimate definition, while M·A·C In Lillyland, a collaboration with Palm Beach’s Lilly Pulitzer, brings out the South Florida sun with brilliant colors.


A fireside fantasy far from the maddening crowd is undeniably appealing. Seek refuge in the warmth, the glow of skin rosy with Refined Golden Mineralize Skinfinish, Shadesticks in Cuddle, Nurture and Snuggle shades, cozy as a mug of cocoa on a bearskin rug. Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile feels soothing and sultry when elements are harsh and extreme…add M∙A∙C signature innovation with Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion, a new permanent product, and see new radiance, revivified lustre, optimum health. Like going on retreat and communing with nature, it’s an earthly way to bring back what the city takes away, and a sensual solution to make life simple, but luxurious. Winter beauty begins here.

Available December 26, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.


This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue. Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favourite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger. If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

Available December 26, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.


Dramatic, daring Lashes have been a chic and urbane part of the modern Artist’s persona since Edie and friends made it all happen Downtown, on block-print canvas or grainy 16-millimetre film. Multi-media, counter-culture, the ultimate cool. In The Studio is the epitome of the look updated, featuring new Studio Fix Lash in Black Fix or Studio Brown, with the latest thermoplastic synth-rubber moulded brush, designed to kill clump as it separates lashes. Go for the bold stroke, as they do In The Studio.

Available December 26, 2009 in the permanent collection at all M∙A∙C locations.


All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is our credo. Now M∙A∙C takes the “One World” idea further than ever, with a multi-culti colour story, intent on a universal focus – spectacularly shaded and shaped brows for all, because beautiful people come in colours! Miraculously matched to the individual, Impeccable Brow Pencil is the ultimate artist’s tool to fill, lengthen and shape, with a firm tip that sharpens application for high-performance precision. Penultimate Brow Marker, in one shade suits all, is a liquefied glide adept at the all-important arch. But that’s not all: Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer shade extensions speak your language, a match for every international skin tone.

Available January 7, 2009 through March at all M∙A∙C locations.

M∙A∙C In Lillyland

When M·A·C meets the lore and legend that is Lilly Pulitzer, you get a fabulous and funky fun new chapter: a bit of Mar-a-Lago, some well-to-do winky-wink, and a dash of retro-modern pop culturemayhem in prints and colours that make it hip to be in permanent happy land! A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort, with all the wonderful prints and Key West colour combinations Lilly has done so beautifully since, well, forever! Fly down to South Florida, with M·A·C in Lillyland!

Available January 7, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.

Total Beauty Break
How to Look Slimmer With The Right Makeup and Hair

Who needs Weight Watchers with slimming beauty tips like these?

Don't have the time or energy to actually lose weight? Fake it! These tips will disguise flaws and highlight your best features.

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Friday Freebies

Skin Like Butter sample
Free KIND bar at Starbucks, February 5th only!
Free Kashi Bar sample

Bath & Body Works 20% off This Weekend

20% off Bath & Body Works stores this weekend. Perfect to stock up on their new scents. I can't wait for Spring/Summer!

Click here to print your coupon.

HauteLook Demeter Sale

Demeter cologne sets and spray on sale at HauteLook. These smell so unbelievably. They have several different scents on sale, some over 50% off. The Necco Sweathearts spray sounds delicious and super fitting for Valentine's Day!

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Spring 2010

NEW Cabo Coral Pot Rouge

Bobbi’s purse-friendly Pot Rouge is now available in a new sunny shade of coral. Creamy and easy to blend, pat on lips and cheeks for a beachy pop of color.

Available: February 2010

Price: $22.00

Shimmer Bricks

Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick Compacts are hand-made in Italy and have five bars of luxe, pearlized pigment for a shimmering glow. Run the Face Blender Brush across all five bars and lightly dust over cheeks and forehead, or brush on eyes for subtle glimmer. Available in two new shades: Nectar and Pink Quartz.

Available: February 2010

Price: $38.00

Metallic Lip Color

Made with a unique combination of high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls, this formula offers medium coverage with multi-dimensional shimmer. Introducing three new shades: Coral Reef, Coral Glaze, and Calypso Glaze.

Available: February 2010

Price: $22.00

Lip Color

Bobbi’s classic lipstick— rich, full coverage with a soft matte finish in two new shades: Cabo Coral and Guava.

Available: February 2010

Price: $22.00

Shimmer Lip Gloss

Infused with subtle sparkle, Shimmer Lip Gloss is perfect worn on its own or over your favorite lipstick. Aloe extract soothes, Vitamins C and E offer anti-oxidant protection, and Jojoba and Avocado Oils keep lips soft and moisturized. Available in three new colors: Sunset Beach, Golden Nectar, and Coral Sand.

Available: February 2010

Price: $20.00

Help For Haiti Necklace

Danielle Stevens has designed this special engraved necklace to help raise money for the victims of Haiti. Danielle Stevens will be donating 80% of all sales from the Help For Haiti Necklace to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Operation. Necklace is available for $40 through her website only:

Danielle Stevens has designed this special engraved necklace to help raise money for the victims of Haiti. Danielle Stevens will be donating 80% of all sales from the Help For Haiti Necklace to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Operation. Necklace is available for $40 through her website only:

Total Beauty Break
Step-by-Step Guide to Gorgeous Model Hair

Wish you had commercial-worthy hair? It's possible with these secrets

Bye-bye, breakage; see ya, flyaway strands; so long, dull and lackluster hair. Here are 12 fabulous, fresh and easy-to-follow tips for getting and maintaining healthy, soft, shiny and strong hair.

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EcoTools How To: A Flawless Face

Check out celebrity makeup artist, Meredith Baraf's, step-by-step instructions on how to create a flawless face.

*Keep track of these videos and take notes...they will lead to a great giveaway from EcoTools! Here's a hint, this is video #2.

What do you think about Heidi Montag's Surgeries?

After going under the knife for ten cosmetic surgery procedures in one day, reality star Heidi Montag is nearly unrecognizable. New York City plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Nina Naidu offers insight into just some(!) of Heidi’s recent procedures, including whether she thinks the surgeries were a success…

RHINOPLASTY – It is amazing how a nose job can completely change a person’s face. Think of Ashlee Simpson, or further back Jennifer Grey, whose appearance changed drastically after her procedure. Heidi’s new nose is a big part of her total transformation and I would give it a thumbs up. It looks very nice and natural.

BREAST AUGMENTATIONThe first priority in breast augmentation is to fill the breast tissue while providing maximal coverage of the implant. For that reason, every patient is different in terms of how much volume is needed to achieve an aesthetic breast, since the base width of the breast, the tissue stretch in the breast and the amount of native breast tissue must be considered. These factors determine the optimal size of an implant and the location.

“The bottom line,” Dr. Naidu says, “is that the implants Heidi has are far too big for her soft tissues. Her initial breast augmentation was very attractive and filled out her breasts adequately.”

The problem? Patients often do not understand the consequences of getting very large implants. According to Dr. Naidu, putting very large implants into Heidi, as was done, caused her tissues to stretch beyond a capacity that will sustain them in the long term. “They may look good to her now, but with time her skin will stretch out and those implants will drop, producing a saggy breast and creating additional issues that will require more surgery. She will most likely need a breast lift at some time in the future, requiring additional incisions on the breast,” says Dr. Naidu.

BROWLIFT – Several studies have evaluated the effect of the brow position on the aesthetic female face. According to Dr. Naidu, surgeons try to elevate the lateral brow to the extent that the arch of the brow is placed just lateral to the iris of the eye. This arch ideally should come just over the bony brow itself in women, while a straight, no-nonsense type of brow achieves a masculine look in men.

“Heidi Montag’s upper face looks very attractive now as a result of her altered brow position,” says Dr. Naidu. It has certainly given her upper face a very feminine, sultry look. But overall, she received a lot of surgery in one sitting, especially considering her age. This is something which I actively discourage in my own patients.”

Nina S. Naidu, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in New York City. Dr. Naidu received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed her general surgery and plastic surgery training at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center. She has authored numerous papers in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and is currently conducting a survey among her peers to uncover the latest trends in breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Naidu is also the creator of Anokha Skincare.

Shirock Teams up with Hollister Co. for a Giveaway

Press Release
Nashville rock band SHIROCK has teamed up with Hollister Co. to launch the promotional contest, "Win a Hollister Co. Valentine's Day Shopping Spree from Shirock," which gives SHIROCK fans and Hollister fans the chance to win $50, $100, and $250 gift certificates to Hollister stores plus SHIROCK t-shirts, CDs, and other prizes. The contest launches on January 26th and runs through Valentine's Day, February 14th.

The contest is being run on Facebook and Twitter, and winners will be selected via these outlets. To participate, contestants first friend the band SHIROCK on their Facebook page, and sign up to follow the band on . On February 14th the band will randomly send out three "Contest Alert!" tweets from their Twitter account directing contestants to find the winning phrase on their Facebook page. The first contestant to visit the band's Facebook page, locate the winning answer to the Tweeted contest question, and then tweet it back to the band wins.

SHIROCK is a five-piece pop-rock band from Nashville, TN whose debut album Everything Burns is available on iTunes and in Hollister stores nationwide, giving the band the distinction of being the only indie band to ever grace the shelves. Produced by Jay Ruston (The Donnas, Cold War Kids), Everything Burns features anthem-driven rock songs with passionate lyrics that convey positive messages of hope. SHIROCK has been featured in the New York Post, CosmoGirl and on Fearless Music TV and their music has appeared on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," MTV's "The Hills" and NBC's "ER."

Beauty Private Sales

Get ready for Spring Break! Huge sample sale at RueLaLa on Havaianas flippy floppies :)
Click here for your free membership to shop!

Ken Paves Sale at Top Secret. Email me at for a free membership. Hair pieces, brushes and lip gloss on sale!

And The Winners Are...

The All Nighter - bridgedamidge
Walmart Health & Beauty - brandimiller90
Perricone Cold Plasma - lmurley2000
Kat Burki Hot Toddy Candle - knb562

Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette

NEW YORK, NY — Inspired by the upcoming Disney film, Alice In Wonderland, scheduled for release in March 2010, Urban Decay today unveils its upcoming line of eye shadows as an Underland-inspired dream come true. The book of 16 gorgeous eye shadow shades was inspired by Alice’s whimsical and colorful adventure — a “curiouser and curiouser” hike through twisted vines and skyscraping toadstools.

The limited-edition palette opens to a playful pop-up scene of Alice and her journey through the mushroom forest. Having just ingested the contents of the fabled “drink me” bottle, Alice has shrunk down to a tiny size and is staring upward toward gigantic mushrooms and one very peculiar caterpillar. The mirror rests in the background, transporting you into the film itself. The book-like cover is adorned with a lush black pattern and copper foil deco with teacup details.

“Tim Burton’s interpretation of the classic story of Alice In Wonderland will excite Disney fans in a whole new way and spark demand for edgier products inspired by the story’s heroine and her fantastical world,” said Johanna Mooney, director, Health & Beauty for Disney Consumer Products. “Disney Consumer Product’s collaboration with Urban Decay marks a continued emphasis on bringing beauty products to consumers that resonate with their sense of style and highlight current trends and color palettes,” said Mooney.

The limited-edition Alice In Wonderland-inspired Book of Shadows includes 16 best-selling eye shadows, as well as two travel sizes of 24/7 Eye Pencils and one Eyeshadow Primer
Potion. Disney and Urban Decay worked together to develop names for the eye
shadows reflective of the many topsy-turvy people and things in Underland: Underland, Alice,Oraculum, Queen, Chessur, White Rabbit, Wonderland, Curiouser, Muchness, Mushroom, Midnight Tea Party, Vorpal, Absolem, Drink Me, Eat Me, Mad Hatter, Jabberwocky.

"When we met with Disney and heard about Tim Burton's vision of Alice in Wonderland, we were so excited to create a palette that reflected his distinctive interpretation of the story,” said Wende Zomnir, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Urban Decay Cosmetics. “We dove into the project, working on shade names inspired by the film, and recreating the journey through the mushroom forest; it's our way of giving an edgy and modern spin to this classic, but dark and curious story," Zomnir said.

The Alice In Wonderland-inspired Book of Shadows from Urban Decay available in January 2010 for $52 at Sephora, ULTA and Macy’s or online at,,, and

The Fairest Private Sales

Check out the latest and greatest sales at The Fairest:
Methven - Create your own home spa with a new Methven shower head infused with Vitamin C, Candles and Shower Infusions.
Enzo Milano - Curling Irons up to 40% off
Jemma Kidd Make Up School - Up to 45% off Illuminators, Brow Shaper Kits, Eyeliners and more.

Email me at for a free invitation!

Angela :)

Enviius Private Sale

Enviius is a new private sale site that features online sales of premier Canadian and International designers of fashion and accessory merchandise.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the XOXO sale on Tuesday. They ship to both US and Canada! Receive a $10 credit just for signing up! Sign up for your free membership!

Completely Buff Exfoliating Crystals

My skin has been so dry and dull lately! I've been trying to stay away from trying face washes with exfoliating beads, but I still need some time of exfoliation once or twice a week to keep away dead skin cells.

I tried out Completely Bare's Completely Buff exfoliating crystals and they seem to be a good answer to my struggle. 1-2 times a week I take a pinch of these crystals and add them to my face wash. The result: smooth, non-irritated skin. You literally need just a pinch, so a little goes a long way.

According to the Completely Bare website, Completely Buff is suitable for any skin type. It's a gentle blend of ultra-fine aluminum oxide crystals that, when mixed with your facial cleanser, becomes a gentle exfoliating product. The Buff exfoliator works overtime to encourage cell regeneration.

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

How To: Tousled Waves

Check out the tousled waves on Zoe Saldana, Juliea Roberts, Fergie and Emily Blunt. They were rocking the waves on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.

Want the look? KaceyEve Stickel, Expert Hair Stylist at Gatsby Salon in Green Brook, NJ ( gives us step-by-step tips and tricks to perfecting your own playfully tousled style!

How to:

1. Apply a volumizing or thickening spray on damp hair and finger dry hair to give volume and a more tousled look.

2. With a medium round brush, blow out the bangs sweeping softly to desired side. (if necessary)

3. Touch up hair with 1 1/2" in barrel curling iron by taking large sections. Small sections will make a tighter curl instead of a wave.

4. Apply a shine serum to hands (use a very small amount otherwise you will make hair greasy), flip your head over and run your fingers through your hair.

5. Finish with a hairspray to hold the look throughout your evening

Product Recommendation: Gatsby Salon Multi-Dimensional Primer ($15), Give Me Shine ($11.50) and Structura Shaping Spray ($14.95) (call 732-752-4247 for ordering information)

Total Beauty Break
Easy Ways To Turn Your Home Into a Spa

Check out these cheap alternatives to fancy, professional services

Can't afford to splurge on laser treatments or a spray tan? These gadgets will give you all of the hottest spa treatments for much, much cheaper!

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Giveaway Break - Tart D'Amande Souffle

Treat yourself to Tart D'Amande Souffle day or night for luxurious moisture protection that's never heavy or greasy, just divine. Almond Pie exudes a warm fragrance, rich with coveted and healthy ingredients to treat your whole body. Vitamines and tropical nut oils provide the ultimate in hydrated and sensuously silky skin. While rich with fatty acids and decadent aroma, there are no calories to be gained here!
0% Guilt, 100% Pleasure...Be Delicious!

Retail: $43.20


Enter to win Tart D'Amande Souffle!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents only. The contest will end on Monday, February 22nd. I will randomly select the lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Freebie Friday

Gold Bond Hand Sanitizer

Origins is offering a FREE Mini-Facial. Offer available from Jan 21-24 at any Origins stores.Make your appointment today!

Visit an Aveda Experience Center and let the pros advise you on the best care and makeup for your skin tone and type. You'll take home a free sample of one of their recommendations with ingredients derived from plants, flowers and natural minerals. Also, during your visit, enjoy your choice of any five complimentary Aveda Sensory Rituals - from a Stress-Relieving Neck and Should Ritual to an Aroma Sensory Journey.

When you arrive at Aveda, mention ABOUT FACE to receive your complimentary consultations and sample. Visit to find a location near you.

EcoTools - How to Make a Cunning Cat-Eye

EcoTools has launched four instructional videos on so women everywhere can redefine and re-tool to become a total beauty know-it-all. Makeup artist Meredith Baraf provides instructions and pointers on how to professionally create new looks.

The first video in the series is a how-to for creating a Cunning Cat-Eye. Make sure to keep track of the could lead to a giveaway!

Beauty Sample Sales

HauteLook LaRocca Skincare Sale - Up to 50% off

Email me at for a free invitation to The Fairest, currently having the following sales:
Air Repair
Global Goddess
Jimmy Jane

Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful Campaign

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is launching a campaign called Pretty Powerful, celebrating Bobbi's belief that all women possess natural beauty, and with the right tools, are empowered to a higher level of pretty.

As part of the campaign, Bobbi Brown will be launching a video contest: She wants to hear how you go from Pretty to Powerful using Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Now through February 9th, makeup devotees are invited to share their transformative stories and tips by submitting videos.

From the submissions, 15 finalists willb e chosen and sent a personalized selection of Bobbi Brown csometics and the new Color Strips Collection to create their next Pretty Powerful video submission. in March, the gallery of Pretty Powerful videos will be open for public voting on For every vote cast in the Pretty Powerful contest, Bobbi Brown will donate $1 to Dress for Success, an organization close to Bobbi's heart that provides underprivileged women with interview suits and career development advice.

Bobbi will hand pick the three grand prize winners, who will be flown to New York for a master class and brunch with Bobbi!


In January 2010, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will launch a spring campaign called Pretty Powerful, featuring photos and videos of “real women,” or “Friends of Bobbi.”

For years, women have been reaching out to Bobbi Brown to provide them with beauty solutions, application tips and product suggestions. All of these women have ultimately inspired Bobbi in her daily life and work. That said, Bobbi finally brought many of these women together—including her friends, and those of her staff—for a 3-day shoot where she transformed women from “Pretty” to “Powerful.”

Pretty Powerful symbolizes Bobbi’s belief that all women possess natural beauty, and with the right tools, are empowered to a higher level of pretty… Pretty Powerful, Pretty Amazing, Pretty Gorgeous, etc. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has captured their before/after photos, videos and testimonials as the centerpiece content of the campaign.

The content will live on, but will be infused throughout the season to include on counter collateral, in-store light boxes, postcards, and direct mail pieces all featuring “Friends of Bobbi.” Additionally, four Pretty Powerful in-store events with the Bobbi Brown Beauty Team are scheduled at various major department stores.

On the dedicated website, each “Friend of Bobbi” will be featured, accompanied by their profiles, testimonials, video portraits, face chart, application tips and behind the scenes footage of the shoot with Bobbi. Videos and photos will emphasize transformation and link back to the beauty problem the collection/product launch will solve. (i.e. Cautious about Corals? Frightened by Foundation?) will also serve as an anchor for online PR outreach and activities. The strategy is targeted towards online/viral marketing and will include an online contest that will invite consumers to participate and submit video tutorials of how Bobbi Brown Cosmetics transforms them from Pretty to Pretty Powerful. Consumers will vote on their favorite submissions and help Bobbi choose the final three winners. For every vote, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will donate $1 to Dress for Success, an organization close to Bobbi’s heart that provides underprivileged women with interview suits and career development advice.

Gypsy Chic Hair by Bertrand

For a recent photo shoot, Jessica opted out of her Melrose Place character’s good girl image for a sexy, messy, yet sophisticated look that L.A. based stylist Bertrand (of Tracey Mattingly Agency) coined as “gypsy chic”. Ready to be a gypsy queen yourself? Read on for his tips on how to get the look.

Gypsy Chic How-To:

  • I began by prepping her hair with David Babbai’s Bohemian Beach for Wildaid, to give the hair texture and the windblown-like piecey-ness and fly-aways.
  • Next, I rolled the hair in a little bun on the bottom of her neck and let it dry. This gives the hair a bouncy, loose wave.
  • Then, once the hair was dry, I unwrapped it and put some René Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo in my hands and rubbed the roots with my palm in a circular movement to create a teasing effect. I repeated this all around her head, and then brushed out some pieces while leaving others more wild.