Lipgloss Break: October 2010
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Last day for the Senna Cosmetic private sale. I love their Highight Duo blush (pic above). It's on sale for over 50% off! Email me at if you want an invite to join the sale!

Makeup for Every Budget
Makeup for Every Budget

Follow these tips and you'll be able to recreate these celeb beauty looks

Makeup for Every Budget

This is a make up tips article

Whether you’re a slave to the drugstore aisle or more of a beauty product snob -- we'll show you how to pull off these looks.

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Trick or Treat - Give me some Hard Candy

Need some quick fix Halloween makeup for a party tonight? Check out the Hard Candy line at your nearest Walmart. It's super affordable and high quality, one of my favorites is their lip gloss! It's a diverse line, you can play it down and wear it to work, or play it up and/or layer it up, and wear it out at night!

Eye Candy – There is no product better for full eye glitter! And no better product for the price! Hard Candy Eye Candy is a glitter infused soft cream-to-powder shadow that will last for hours and provide an intense look for costumes ranging from aliens to Lady Gaga and everything in between! $5

Glitteratzi Eye Glitter Gel – The perfect accent for any shadow to make eyes pop. Hard Candy Glitteratzi Eye Gel is a transparent gel full of glitter to add the perfect sparkle to any look. Little princesses will love the glitter and more mature angels and devils will appreciate the accent. $5

Glitteratzi Body Spray – Adding the perfect amount of sparkle to neck, shoulders, legs and anywhere else that calls for it is simple with Hard Candy Glitteratzi Body Spray! The moisturizing formula adds a soft sheen while the subtle glitter will keep all eyes on you. $8

Glitz Stick – This product is so easy literally anyone can use it. Let your little ones be creative and boost their glamour this Halloween. Draw on glitter stars, hearts, outline, color and go crazy. 6 colors will help all costumes take it to the next level! $6

Lash Tinsel Glitter Mascara – It’s all in the eyes this Halloween! Sexy, scary, sultry or simmering Hard Candy Lash Tinsel coats lashes with the perfect amount of sparkle. You’ll be shimmering from head to toe! $6

Eye Tattoos – For killer eyes to complement your costume press on Hard Candy Eye Tattoos. No need for a makeup artist – in 2 simple steps eyes can be smokey, exotic prints or animal prints. Make a bold statement with a wink and a smile. $10

Inked Up - With 1 in 4 women sporting real tattoos obviously the trend has been cemented. However for the other 3 women that love the look of a tattoo but not the permanent ink, Hard Candy Inked Up is the perfect solution. Rockers, Motorcycle mamas and any other costume calling for ink – create your own design. Press, wet and done! 7-10 days later you’re back to ink free! No regrets! $5

Show Girls Glitter and Show Girl’s Secret Glitter Glue – There is not one costume out there that can’t be better with some glitter! Hard Candy Show Girl All Over Body Glitter is the one product that every single person needs this Halloween! And to keep it in place Show Girl’s Secret Glitter Glue is a must have. Both products are $5

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Bath & Body Works - Free Lip Item

Free Lip Item with any purchase from Bath & Body Works - enjoy!

Click here to print off the coupon!

Giveaway Break - Moore Unique Skincare


Enter to win two great products from Moore Unique Skincare: Dry Scalp Therapy Moisturizing Shampoo & Replenish Leave-in Conditioner.

The Dry Scalp Therapy Moisturizing Shampoo leaves hair soft and manageable. It also stops itching & scaling of the scalp as well as controls seborrhea and dandruff.

Replenish Leave-In Conditioner contains a breakthrough formula to leave hair soft and manageable. It was developed for dry, brittle and chemically treated hair.

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 residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, November 28th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Halloween Makeup & Costume Ideas
Fresh, Fun and Funky Halloween Makeup and Costume Ideas

Get inspired by our 2010 costume ideas

Fresh, Fun and Funky Halloween Makeup and Costume Ideas

This is a makeup tips article

For each Halloween look, we'll give you the steps for completing your makeup, hairstyle and outfit.

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Behind the Scenes with NARS - Fall / Holiday 2010 Campaign Shoot

“She is so amazing that we thought we would multiply her image 5, 10 times with the mirrors."

–François Nars, on photographing Daphne Guinness

Hot Halloween Makeup Looks with Sephora

Let the beauty experts at Sephora help transform you this Halloween with a Sephora Special Occasion Halloween Makeover. Available at any Sephora location, this express service includes a professional makeup application by a Sephora artist, allowing you to try one of six hauntingly beautiful looks that complete your costume.

Make this Halloween the most memorable and choose from the below six limited edition looks available at the Sephora Beauty Studio:

Sign up at your local Sephora store, by appointment only, a minimum purchase of $50 is required.

If you don’t have time to treat yourself, get these looks easily at home with the Sephora Limited Edition Halloween Beauty in a Box series ($26-$65).

MAC A Tartan Tale


A Tartan Tale

This Holiday collection focuses on the fantasies of A Tartan Tale! Enter a world of imagination with sparkly Dazzleglass Crèmes and lush Lipsticks. Mineralize Eye Shadow in splendid tartan striping and ornamental satin Powder Blush. Eyes stand out with stunning colours of Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner and bold Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara. Chic and luxurious Pigments and Nail Lacquers in opulent shades are the final touches to a truly lavish holiday look.

5 Best Beauty Mobile Apps
The 5 Best Beauty Apps

See which ones I'm downloading now

The 5 Best Beauty Apps

This is a make up article

Here are some life-changing apps that'll keep you in the beauty know.

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Lancome Genes Day

On Friday, October 22, Lancôme will unveil Genes Day, a celebration of the beauty of scientific research. On this one day, Lancôme will donate $7 from the sale of every bottle of Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Lancôme, the world’s largest luxury beauty brand, has pledged to donate a minimum of $100,000 to St. Jude.

Giveaway Break - Cargo Multi Mix Bronzer

Summer is officially over, but don't lose the glow! I've been using Cargo Cosmetics Multi-Mix Bronzer to keep a bronzed look this fall.

The Multi-Mix Bronzer is in liquid form and is meant to be mixed with foundation, primer or tinted moisturizer to customize the extent of your bronze glow. I like to mix it with just my regular morning moisturizer, turning my moisturizer into a tinted moisturizer. I literally only use one or two drops because a little goes a long way, especially when mixing.

The Multi-Mix Bronzer is paraben-free and contains vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant, to help the skin fight off environmental damage while providing moisture. It retails at $28, which seems like a lot for the small tube, but a little goes a long way, so I could see this lasting all winter.


Try it for yourself! Enter to win Cargo Multi-Mix Bronzer!

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 residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, November 21st. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Beauty Story Sales

New Private Sale shopping site, Beauty Story, focuses on cosmetic and beauty-related products. Sounds right up our alley! Today they are having a sale on Lisa Hoffman products (love the lip balm, hand cream, and the body oil is divine) and Red Ginger cosmetics (huge, affordable palettes, just in time for experimenting with Halloween looks...we're talking 88 shadows for $22!). Thinking ahead for holiday shopping, this is any makeup lovers dream.

Email me at for a private invite!

Get a $20 RueLaLa Credit!

Join RueLaLa using this link and recieve a $20 credit instantly. Buy something special for yourself or start your early holiday shopping. Sign up today -- Happy Shopping! (

Sign up by 10/25 and use your credit by 12/31/10

Casio Baby G Watches

For something as funky and fresh as Casio's Baby G Watches, Kesha just had to be the face for the new line! She's on their website and catalogs modeling the watches. Check out the footage from her shoot, where she talks about music, her style and why she needs a watch with a her hectic schedule.

I had the chance to try out the Vivid Square Baby-G watch in pink (of course!) and sported it around town. It's definitely the type of watch that can 'make' an outfit. It's super bold, super chunky, and totally stands out. It comes in pink, green and aqua...all bright and funky colors.

It has a more modern design and is shock resistant and 100M water resistant (don't go swimming with it on!). I wore this dressed up to work with a blazer, and transferred it to night with jeans and a tank. Its a fun and practical accessory, and with the bright colors, can totally brighten and freshen up your look.

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.

RevitaLash Sale

RevitaLash Sale at Gilt Groupe, ends Monday at noon!

And the Winners Are....

Bosley Professional Haircare - lringer456
Queen of Shaves - kittyville32
Modela Cosmetic Bag - chichijunk
Flojos - tomandmollyk

Are you getting enough beauty sleep?
Are You Getting Enough Beauty Sleep?

Here are nine reasons why you need more zzz's

Are You Getting Enough Beauty Sleep?

This is a health & beauty article

Dr. Avi Ishaaya, Medical Director at Aviisha Sleep & Wellness Medical Institute in Calif., tells us why a good night's sleep is essential for both our health and our looks.

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Private Sales Today and this Weekend

Baby Quasar at HauteLook

Ahava at Rue La La

Giveaway Break - Priori Cellular Recovery Serum

Looking to try out a new anti-aging product? Priori Cellular Recovery Serum can be next on your list! Start your anti-aging skincare regimen with new Priori Cellular Recovery Serum, containing DNA Enzyme Complex, which helps to accelerate correction and recovery of aging skin with the power of DNA Repair Enzymes.

A little background on Priori from their website: The most innovative source of anti-aging science and proprietary patented technologies for the professional skincare market worldwide that are simply not available through any other professional skincare brand. Providing beauty professionals with unparalleled treatments and anti-agining regimens, to experience a whole new level of skin rejuventation beyond traditional cosmeceuticals.


Enter to win Priori Cellular Recovery Serum!

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 residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, November 14th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Barista Bath & Body on Sale at HauteLook

Need a pick me up in the morning? Barista Bath and Body is on sale at HauteLook. Coffee scented bath goodies that smell delicious, perfect way to start the morning!

Conair "The Power of Pink" Collection

Conair will be donating a minimum of $100,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation based on the sale of products from their Power of Pink Collection. The collection includes pink hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, brushes, as well as other grooming and travel tools.

Visit to check out the Power of Pink product line up!


Bobbi Brown Hydrating Skincare

“This Enriched Mineral Water-infused line gives your skin exactly what it needs to stay healthy: moisture. The creams have a lightweight texture so they melt right in, keep your skin soft and glowing all day, and make sure that foundation and concealer go on smooth and evenly. And with their clean botanical scent, the products smell as fresh as they feel.” - Bobbi Brown

Hydrating Skincare works in three ways:

The ingredients in the Hydrating line are designed to replenish dehydrated skin. Super moisturizing Sodium Hyaluronate and Glycerin, a natural humectant, as well as skin barrier-protecting ingredients are replenished to provide instant, 24 hour and long-term hydration.

A natural humectant helps maintain water levels deeper in the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.

Each product in the line also contains its own unique star ingredients as well as collagen to restore the natural plumpness and youthful feel and condition of skin.

Hydrating Face Tonic
Applied immediately after cleansing, this skin-conditioning tonic begins to restore and balance skin, leaving it soft, soothed and perfectly prepared for the treatment products to follow.
Cucumber, Chamomile, Licorice, Aloe Leaf and Lavender soothe and soften skin.
Vitamin B5 softens and conditions so skin is prepared for the next treatment step.
Price: $26

Hydrating Gel Cream
This refreshing water-based emulsion is perfect for oilier and combination skin or days when you only need light hydration. Delivering a burst of moisture, it leaves skin refreshed, healthy and rejuvenated—and perfectly prepared for a seamless makeup application.
Tropical Grass Extract hydrates instantly and increases the skin’s natural ability to hold on to moisture.
Vitamin E provides anti-oxidant protection against environmental damage.
Price: $50

Hydrating Face Cream
This rich formula instantly hydrates and steadily releases
moisture, skin conditioners and nutrients throughout the day.
Skin is smooth and plumped; makeup stays fresh and glowing.
Ideal for normal to dry skin.
Algae Extract moisturizes and conditions skin.
Caffeine soothes skin.
Price: $50

Hydrating Eye Cream
This quick-absorbing eye cream delivers naturally-occurring humectants that melt into the skin, leaving the eye area soft, smooth and refreshed for up to 24 hours. A perfect level of emollients imparts a lightweight texture, allowing concealer to glide on evenly.
Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel Extract soothe and comfort.
Jojoba Seed, Avocado Oil and Squalane condition and revive continuously.
Price: $45

Hydrating Intense Night Cream
A luxurious, concentrated night cream that boosts skin’s ability to recharge and rehydrate during its nightly repair process, plumping fine lines and improving tone and texture. Skin looks and feels stronger and healthier.
White Birch Extract maintains elastin and promotes the natural repair of environmental damage.
Shea Butter, Jojoba, Olive and Sweet Almond and Apricot Oils soften and comfort skin while you sleep.
A Protein Activator helps promote natural collagen production.
Rice Bran Extract and Apple Extract work to even skin tone.
Green Tea and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection.
Price: $58

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Cosmoholic Cosmetics Donates

This October, Cosmoholic Cosmetics is donating 10% of the proceeds of the sale of their Prudish Pink Liquid Lipstick to benefit the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.

Prudish Pink (SRP $20.00) is a gorgeous, natural rose pink shade that provides a naturally seductive pout. Its new formula is paraben free and it contains a lip repair kit containing Vitamin C, E and antioxidants. Cosmoholic Cosmetics doesn’t contain any fragrances, but includes vanilla flavors and macadamia nut oil for moisturizing, which give the liquid lipstick its delicious vanilla bean scent.

How to Look More Youthful in 10 days
How to Look More Youthful in 10 Days

These easy tips will have you feeling like an anti-aging warrior after 10 days

How to Look More Youthful in 10 Days

This is a skin care advice article

Life coach, Meredith Haberfeld, shares healthy habits that you can do for 10 days that will help you feel and look more youthful.

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Friday Freebies

Garnier haircare sample
Garnier Moisture Rescue cream sample
Crest sample

CND Shellac in Negligee

CND Shellac in Negligee. Beautiful sheer pink, would be a perfect fit with french tips.

It's so nice not having to worry about my nails during the work week. My BFF Tina did them on Sunday, and I'm good to go for the week and then some :) I would highly suggest trying a Shellac manicure out before a vacation or big event. Seriously, no chips!

The only downside is the removal. It takes awhile and you have to use acetone. Other than that, I saw it's worth trying out at least once :) Breast Cancer Awareness Boutique

For the month of October, is going to have a Breast Cancer Awareness Boutique which will feature specialty products from beauty brands such as Becca Cosmetics, Decleor, Colorscience, Stila Cosmetics, gloMinerals, jane iredale, Sonya Kakar and Alterna, Diana B., and others. All the products sold in the boutique will be contribuing a portion of their proceeds to various breast cancer charities.

In addition to the donations made from the individual brands, will donate 5% of proceeds from each unit sold in the boutique to CEW Foundation's Cancer and Careers program, whose mission is to educate and empower people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

InStyler Review & Giveaway

I read about the InStyler in magazines, Redbook, US Weekly, Glamour, and was interested in trying it out. The tutorials online showed styling videos for short hair, which was really exciting since hair tools usually aren't a good match with shorter hair.

I used the InStyler in place of my normal flat iron straightener and loved it. I used pictures in the manual and videos to make sure I positioned the iron the right way for straightening. Once I got the hang of it, I loved it!

It left my hair silky after straightening, and didn't kink or turn the ends of my hair under like I thought it would. It's a little tricky getting close to your roots since the InStyler is a lot bigger than my straightening iron, so I just went a little slower when straightening my top layers.

Want to give it a try...?


Enter to win an InStyler! I'm giving away 2!

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 residents only. The contest will end on Thursday, November 4th. I will randomly select TWO winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

NARS Vintage Nail Polish Collection

Introducing the NARS Vintage Nail Polish Collection! Five shades, resurrected by popular demand, with NARS’ signature longwearing formula. Imparting an initial high gloss luster that is water and detergent resistant, these vintage polishes are being brought out from the archives for a limited time. With classic cinema as their common theme, below are the shades (with original launch dates), their descriptions and the movies that inspired them.

Mash (1996)

Army green infused with gold

The comedy about the staff of a Korean War field hospital using humor to keep their sanity in the face of war. The film inspired the TV series M*A*S*H.

King Kong (1996)

Copper brown infused with gold

A classic movie about the infamous giant ape who becomes smitten with beauty

Midnight Express (1996)

Deep navy

The 1970s film for an inmate’s opportunity to escape from prison

Zulu (1996)

Forest green

A British war movie starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine, directed by Cy Endfield in 1964

Full Metal Jacket (1998)

Gunmetal grey

An epic Vietnam War movie directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1987

Free Shipping for Allure Best of Beauty Products

Free Shipping at Sephora on all Allure Best of Beauty winners - take advantage of this one, Sephora doesn't offer free shipping very often.
Happy Shopping!

Tim Gunn 'Gunn's Gold Rules' Book Giveaway

Tim's book is filled with 18 tried-and-true principles, plus the scoop on fashion's greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of "Project Runway's" biggest drama queens and never-before-revealed insights into Tim's private life.

Enter to win by leaving a comment here with your favorite Tim Gunn moment!