Lipgloss Break: September 2010
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Spanx Sale on Rue La La

Talika sale on HauteLook

Spanx sale on Rue La La - stock up while on sale!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are tons of companies out there who are giving back with your purchases. Here are a few beauty-related clients who are supporting this cause:

Foot Petals
The Rose Heart Tip Toes ($6.95) from Foot Petals keep your feet pain free no matter how high or uncomfortable your pair of shoes are. 10% of sales from the Rose Heart Tip Toes will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Available at I use Foot Petals in my most uncomfortable shoes, I can vouch for them, they work!
Lindsay Phillips
Lindsay Phillips created the Ida Breast Cancer Flop and Belleview Scarf in Orange/Pink to further the cause. Lindsay holds Breast Cancer Awareness very dear to her heart, as it has touched Lindsay's family, along with millions of other women worldwide.

The Ida Breast Cancer Flop retails at $37
Belleview Scarf retails at $25

25% of the purchase price will be donated to Young Survival Coalition and The Mammography Voucher Program at Mortan Plant Mease Hospital. Both can be purchased online at
Lolita devised the Pink Ribbon Collection, all hand painted, to demonstrate their support.
The collection includes:
Sundae Bowl ($23)
Canteen ($22)
Martini Glass ($25)
Wine Glass ($25)
Candle ($22.50)
Purse Hanger ($15)
Champagne Flute ($25)
Laptop Skin ($22.50)
10% of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Available at

Start Holiday Shopping Early with Great Deals

Any makeup lover would love this gift. Red Ginger Palettes are huge! Starting at $15.75, these are a huge bargain! Shop the HauteLook sale.

Eyebrows 101
Eyebrows 101

See why having great brows is the best beauty-enhancing tip

Eyebrows 101

This is a makeup tips article

If you've ever seen before and after brow photos, you know what a difference well-defined ones make. Here are some tips to help you get your best brows yet.

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Nars Poll

Head over to the NARS Facebook Pure Matte Tab and take the Nars Pure Matte poll! Over the next five weeks, 10 people (who take the poll and are NARS fans) will be automatically entered to win a full set of the new Pure Matte Lipsticks in all 6 shades. For complete contest rules, check out the ‘Pure Matte Facebook Contest’ Note on their site.

As a reminder, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick is the newest addition to the NARS family, available in six shades retailing for $25 each exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue. Though resulting in a perfectly matte finish, mango butter and other nutrients will keep lips from drying out!

Refreshing & Relaxing Tips
Refreshing and Relaxing Tips

Quick ways to take care of your body and hands

Refreshing and Relaxing Tips

This is a health & beauty article

Stop and give yourself some love with these expert tips from massage therapists: Laura Meyers from Talisker Spa at Tuhaye and Randi Sharp from the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.

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So Many Cosmetic Sales...!

Stila sale at RueLaLa

Stila Sale at HauteLook starts on Wednesday!

Somme Institute on HauteLook. on sale for $79.99 (reg. $99.99).


CitySlips Review

In the winter, I swear by my UGGs to get me through the Michigan winters. I wear them from my car to work, and once I get in the office my UGGs come off and I put my heels on. For the summer months, I wear flip flops as my 'commuting' shoes, and for this Fall, I'm wearing CitySlips.
CitySlips are ballet like slipper flats that fold in half, and fit inside a small tote. The pouch unfolds into a larger tote so you can carry your heels in it. Genius, really. These slips are perfect if you walk to work, even a few blocks. I love my heels, but I don't like wearing how they make my feet feel after 9 hours at work, so it's nice to slip into something comfortable at the end of the day on the way to my car.CitySlips convertible pouch into a tote bag

These would also be a great gift for a bridal party. We all know bridesmaid shoes end up killing your feet after all the dancing! This is something that bridesmaids can use over and over again :)

You can purchase these from my OpenSky Shop!

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.

Free Sample Sunday

Crest Pro Health sample
Emergen-C sample
Dove Daily Conditioner Treatment sample
Nescafe sample
SofLens daily disposable contacts sample

OpenSky Account

Some of you may have seen the OpenSky badge on my site and wonder what this is. OpenSky is a great way for us bloggers to bring products that we love to our readers. As a Lipgloss Break reader, you may find a product that I review that you want to try out. OpenSky allows us to carry our reviewed products, when available, in our OpenSky account. Easy access for you, no shopping around!

I'll be sure to flag products that are available in my OpenSky account within the posts. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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HauteLook Beauty Sales this Week

Butter London nail polish and hand creams - 50% off!

The Body Shop sale - first time I've seen a sale like this, huge savings, great to stock up on for your holiday shopping!

Jessica Nail Polish in Blue Blast

I showed my University of Michigan school spirit with Jessica Cosmetics Blue Blast nail polish on Saturday...Go Blue!!!

Hot New Lipstick Shades for Fall
Hot New Lipstick Shades for Fall

See what hues are hip for your lips this season

Hot New Lipstick Shades for Fall

This is a lip makeup article

If you're not a fan of bright colored lipstick, you're in luck because this fall is about rocking understated or glam shades.

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Beauty Sales Today

I'm back! I've been in hiding :) I'm back from vacation in Charleston (beautiful, fun city!) and I'm here to give you a heads up on some beauty sales:

HauteLook Sales
Andis nano hair dryer and curling iron, starting at $14.98

Aeto Botanica hair treatments, starting at $13.00

At Bath and Body, the 4 0z candles are on sale for 2 for $10. The Autumn scents are out, and they are stunning. My all time favorite is 'Leaves,' but they were sold out of this plug in when I went so I got 'Autumn' instead. It's comparable and just as good. There are several new pumpkin scents that make you want to drive straight to an apple orchard!

got2b Cupcakes for a Cause

got2b's Collagen-infused Fat-tastic stylers are fantastic. I was able to try the thickening hairspray and loved it. With all the humidity we've been experiencing, I haven't been leaving home without this on my hair. What's even better than the line? Winning it! Enter to win got2b's Fat-tastic line.
Also, from September 20-26, bakeries and grocery stores around the country will be selling specially-marked cupcakes and donating a portion of the sales to CancerCare for Kids, a program that provides free support services to children affected by cancer and their families. got2b is sweetening the deal in two unique ways: 1) For every FREE e-Cupcake sent, got2b will donate $1 to the cause and 2) For every new 'like' on got2b's Facebook page, got2b will donate $1. Plus, if got2b reaches 10,000 'likes' by September 30, got2b will donate an additional $1,000! For more information on Cupcakes for a Cause and to send your own e-Cupcake visit

What's in My Beach Bag? Sothys After-Sun

No matter how much sunscreen you use, after being out in the sun all day, your skin is going to experience some damage, whether it be a sun burn or drying, you need to moisturize at the end of the day.

I've found Sothys Soothing After-Sun lotion, part of Sothys's Cellu-Guard Sun Care line, to be a perfect way to end my day after being out in the sun. It's refreshing, almost citrus-y, scent isn't over-powering, and it immediately softens my skin. It contains soothing active ingredients, and prevents photo-induced aging. It soaks in pretty fast and doesn't leave me greasy or stain my clothing.

I'll admit, I got a pretty bad burn this summer (in spots that I missed sunscreen) and I've used Sothys Soothing After Sun lotion to help moisturize and prevent peeling.

2010 Emmy for Best Makeup
And the 2010 Emmy for Best Makeup Goes To …

See which celebrity we think rocked the best makeup look this year

And the 2010 Emmy for Best Makeup Goes To …

This is a makeup article

Amid all the glammed up starlets, Julie Bowen's deep, smoky eye was the winner in our book. Follow these steps to get her look.

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Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics

Great product - fun name! Lily Lolo mineral cosmetics natural lip glosses have everything I want in a gloss: color, moisturizing and long lasting. The glosses are packed with Vitamin E and Jojoba and the Bubblegum Pink shade tastes good enough to eat.

If you're looking to revamp your cosmetic collection, along with your wardrobe collection, for the fall, it's a must-have gloss for all you UK Lipgloss Break readers.

I always like reading about how companies's the story behind Lily Lolo:

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So when you consider how many UK brands have created their own mineral cosmetics since our launch in 2005, it’s no wonder we can’t stop blushing.

Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics is the brain child of Vikki Khan, who first fell in love with mineral makeup whilst travelling many moons ago. Vikki loved the coverage she could get from such a lightweight foundation, but hated the fact no one in the UK seemed to offer a range which ticked all the boxes. Vikki wanted cosmetics which didn’t feel heavy on her skin, were free from all harsh chemicals and most of all were affordable for every woman.

Sadly the search for the perfect brand was disappointing to say the least. So throwing caution to the wind, Vikki founded Lily Lolo and the rest as they say is history.

Today Lily Lolo is an award winning mineral cosmetics range found in selected beauty salons across the UK. It has achieved cult status by beautifully harmonising natural, chemical free ingredients with the ultimate in mineral based technology.

Every product is free from harsh chemicals, dyes and fillers and even has antibacterial properties to help improve the skin. Our foundations, powders and bronzers give women the flawless, airbrushed complexion they so badly crave. Whilst our vibrant eye shadows have the ultimate staying power and make the most of all your god given assets...

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