Lipgloss Break: January 2011
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First time Author: Jessica Wu is a Harvard-educated, board-certified dermatologist to the stars, and familiar media personality both in the U.S. and abroad, Dr. Wu is often asked to share her expertise about the latest advances in skin care treatments.

After being asked question about eating habits, creating diet plans for clients and doing the research on the effects of food and your skin she has created a fun to read answer to your questions. Feed Your Face is the complete guide to great skin through food.

The book includes testimonials from some of her celebrity clients, such as Katherine Heigl, Maria Bello, Kimora Lee Simmons... adventures from Dr. Wu’s experiences and practical answers to your skin care questions.

Glee Gals Styles at SAG Awards

Did you enjoy watching the SAG red carpert last night? The best part is the celebrity styles! Suave Professionals Celebrity Sytlists styled both Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz. Read on to get their styles!

To recreate Dianna Agron’s chic updo at home, follow these simple tips from Jenny Cho, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist, and get your glam on:

“We wanted to merge the vintage and modern look together by doing a double knot in the back and sweeping the bangs to one side so you get a glimpse of the effortlessly undone ‘do from every angle” says Jenny Cho, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist.

1. Add texture to hair by adding Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse to damp hair. You can be generous with the amount of product – in this case, more is better. Blow dry hair with fingers and a medium size round brush to smooth out the ends. Spray Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo all over, concentrating on the roots for extra texture.

2. Side part the hair with a tail comb and tease crown for a little extra volume. Apply Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream to hands and split the hair down the center into two sections. Tie a knot as if you're tying a bow and secure the first knot with bobby pins and u-pins. Make another knot right under the first, so it's double knotted, and secure with more pins. Leave the ends out to give it the undone finish.

3. Sculpt the front by adding more anti-frizz cream and mold the fringe to frame the face. Leave a piece out on one side to add a touch of looseness.

4. Finish the look with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray for a natural, movable finish.

Theodore Leaf, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist, worked his magic on Jenna Ushkowitz, creating an elegant updo. Follow his tips to make Jenna’s look your own:

“We wanted to pull Jenna’s hair back to showcase her show stopping necklace! We decided on an elegant updo with lots of volume and face-framing pieces to give it a soft texture” says Theodore Leaf, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist.

1. To achieve this soft beautiful texture, start with dry hair and an off center part, then section starting at the bottom.

2. Next take a two-inch section of hair and spray with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Using a small 1 inch flatiron, wrap the hair around the iron starting midway down the hair, creating a wave. Finish by flat ironing the ends straight to keep the look natural.

3. Spray the roots at the crown with hairspray and tease to create a cushion. Take a small section and smooth over the cushion for a perfect shape.

4. Finally, take several large bobby pins and pin the ends up to the base to create the soft shape, criss-crossing the bobby pins to secure. Take a few pieces of hair out to frame the face and apply a mist of hairspray to keep everything in place.

All Suave Professionals products mentioned are MSRP $1.92-$3.99 (depending on size). Suave Professionals products are available at drugstores, mass merchandisers and supermarkets nationwide. Please let me know if you’d images of any of the above mentioned products.

And the Winners Are...

Recent giveaway winners:
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Also - Enter to win the latest giveaway from Style Substance Soul, the book 'Throw Out 50 Things.' We can all use a little early spring cleaning!

Total Beauty's 2011 Hair-o-Scope
Your 2011 Hair-o-Scope

What celebrity hairstyle is in your future this year? Find out

Your 2011 Hair-o-Scope

This is a hairstyles article

It may sound wacky, but one clever way to go about deciding on a hairstyle is to consult your horoscope. Each zodiac sign has its own traits and personalities associated with it and they're easily adapted to hairstyles -- no joke.

See yours

Giveaway Break - Famous Dave's Moisture Tan

Thought I would end the work week with a winter pick me up giveaway!

Enter to win a bottle of Famous Dave's Moisture Tan! I just wrote a rave review about this product a few days ago. Read about it here.

Need a pick me up for pale skin? Famous Dave's Moisture Tan self tanner goes on evenly, doesn't smell as bad as the rest, and has a ton of moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin soft. The pump bottle helps for an easy application!


Enter to win a bottle of Famous Dave's Moisture Tan!

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 Monday, February 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!

Avon Voice's Talent Search

NEW YORK – January 27, 2010 – Thirty seconds is all it takes to potentially make it big and gain exposure to audiences from more than 60 countries and be professionally judged by music-industry greats like Fergie, six-time Grammy award winner; legendary songwriter, Diane Warren; Natasha Bedingfield, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter; Lea Salonga, Filipina singer and actress and Russian sensation, Valeriya, among others.

Be empowered! Avon Voices is inviting people everywhere to join a worldwide movement that unites and inspires through the universal language of music. Women around the world are making their voices count by telling their stories, sharing their dreams, and showcasing their talents at

It’s easier than you think. Through February 13, 2011, women can sing out on a 30-second video clip from the approved song list at and be a part of a global movement. Talented finalists of the year-long program will travel to exciting destinations such as Hong Kong, Hollywood, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Paris and Nashville. With that comes professional coaching, Avon makeovers and studio time for performance videos.

Avon Voices is the company’s first-ever global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women in celebration of its 125th Anniversary. At the conclusion of the program, Diane Warren will be providing an anthem to be recorded by up to 10 global finalists alongside many of Avon Voices celebrity judges. The anthem will debut live at the Avon Foundation for Women Annual Awards Gala, scheduled for Fall 2011 in New York City.

This moving anthem, as well as other Avon Voices recordings, will be available for purchase in certain countries, and a percentage of your purchase will help advance the Avon Foundation for Women’s global campaign to end violence against women and girls. Find out more about music purchases at To date, Avon global philanthropy has raised and awarded more than $30 million directed to domestic and gender violence awareness, education, direct services and prevention programs.

Total Beauty Reviews: 13 Best Face Powders
The 13 Best Face Powders

There are so many grease-minimizing powders out there, but which one is No. 1? Find out ...

The 13 Best Face Powders

This is a face makeup article

We combed through thousands of reviews to bring you the most helpful, insightful tidbits about the highest-rated face powders on our site.

Get list

No. 13: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder, $9 average reader rating: 8.1

"This powder blends very well and doesn't require a lot for sheer coverage [or] evening out [your] skin tone," says a reader.

No. 12: L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Powder, $5 average reader rating: 8.1

"This pressed powder works better than ones I've tried from department stores -- for a third of the price."

No. 11: Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush, $19 average reader rating: 8.3

Readers call it the "perfect choice for all skin types, tones, and women who are concerned with what ingredients they put on their faces."

Want to see what powder made No. 1? Click here!

Famous Dave's Moisture Tan Review

It's winter, it's cold and I'm pale! Time for a fake and bake, but minus the bake - no tanning beds for me!

I tested out Famous Dave's Moisture Tan and loved it! Despite the name that sounds like a BBQ joint (ha!) it works really well for great coverage.

It holds to it's commitment of not smelling for the first couple of hours, but then I could smell a slight self tanner. I have given up on searching for a non-scented self tanner, so this didn't bother me. Plus, it was very faint, a lot less than Jergen or Neutrogena's products.

The color fully shows in about 4 hours. It's not 'Snookie-orange' and looks like a natural tan.

I applied this tanner with both my bare hands and using the Self Tanner Application Mitt. Both worked the same, but the Mitt is a good solution if you're not careful about staining your hands.

It retails for $25.97 for 8 ounces. It's more than your average drugstore self tanner, but produces really good results.

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.

Miracle Skin Transformer Giveaway

I love Miracle Skin Transformer. I wrote a review about it a year ago, and just replenished my supply. Here's how you can try it out for free. So easy!

Here's how, straight from Miracle Skin Transformer:

Get 10 of your Facebook friends to “like” Miracle Skin Transformer on Facebook and we will send you a full-size Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 in the shade of your choice! It’s my way of thanking you for all your support!

xx Sarah

Complete the form located HERE, including the names of the friends you’ve asked to Like the MST Facebook Page, your MST shade, and your shipping address, and if they all “like” our page by January 31, 2011, we’ll send you a full-size MST SPF20 totally free! It’s that easy! After you enter your friend's names on the sheet, make sure to send them a message telling them to 'Like' Miracle Skin Transformer!

Please comment below or email if you have questions, and let me know when you 'Like' it!

Lipstick Laws by Total Beauty
4 Lipstick Laws That Everyone Should Follow

Red lipstick can either make or break your look. Read on to find out how to avoid making a lip faux pas

4 Lipstick Laws That Everyone Should Follow

This is a lip makeup article

As far as I'm concerned, the following four lipstick laws need to be passed and enforced -- now.

Learn the laws

Beauty Sales

Rock & Republic Beauty and StriVectin sale at HauteLook this week!

Total Beauty - How Antioxidants Really Affect Your Skin
How Antioxidants Really Affect Your Skin

Learn what's true (and what's not) about these cutting edge ingredients

How Antioxidants Really Affect Your Skin

This is a skin care article

We've enlisted nutritionists Paula Simpson and Joy Bauer to debunk some common myths of nutricosmetics (aka nutritional supplements that help support the structure of the skin) and reveal their true benefits to your health and skin.

Find out

Giveaway Break - Crazy Rumors BREW Lip Balms

Just in time to meet your New Year's Resolution to detox and go organic, Crazy Rumors Lip Balm has come out with tea inspired flavors! Brew Lip Balms are all natural and vegan, made with 70% Certified Organic Ingredients, including moisturizing organic shea butter and soothing organic jojoba oil, lightly sweetened with a hint of natural stevia and brewed with a spot of tea inspired ingredients.

There are 4 new flavors available in the line: Orange Bergamot, Apple Spice, Peppermint Lemongrass & Spice Chai.

I wrote a review about Crazy Rumor lip balms before...they are delicious! Full of flavor and the one I wrote a review for had a great tint to it.


Enter to win all 4 new Crazy Rumor BREW Lip Balms!

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 Monday, February 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!

Eyeliner Reviews
Great Eyeliners You Can Actually Afford

Our readers say a great eyeliner doesn't always have to have a hefty price tag

Great Eyeliners You Can Actually Afford

This is a eye makeup article

Smudged and smeared (in a bad way) eyes are a beauty disaster that needs to be avoided at all costs -- but how much are you willing to spend for a liner that doesn't budge? If your answer is $10 or less, this list is for you.

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No. 16: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner, $5 average reader rating: 8

Readers call this the "liner with ease," a "staple in my makeup diet" and "great for first time liquid liner users."

No. 15: Maybelline New York Expert Eyes Twin Brow & Eye Pencils, $2.99 average reader rating: 8.1

One reader says, "this is simply the best eyeliner ever made. I have used this brand for over 20 years."

No. 14: Sephora Jumbo Eye Pencil, $6 average reader rating: 8.3

One woman says, "these babies go on super smoothly and evenly distribute A LOT of color. You can't do better for the buck, believe me."

Want to see what liner was number one? Click here!

Zoya - Intimate 2011 Spring Nail Polish Collection

Zoya nail polish Intimate collection for Spring 2011 - Designed to recreate the custom looks developed for and inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week Spring 2011.

Marley - lavender pink with a whisper of metallic

Dove - delicate, pale gray cream

Caitlin - misty, moody gray violet cream

Dannii - sparkling, enchanted orchid metallic

Jules - soft, glimmering gold kiss metallic

Gemma - mysterious green/purple duotone metallic

China Glaze Spring 2011 - Anchors Away!

China Glaze Spring 2011 line - Anchors Away! 12 colors total, includes:

· Life Preserver: Highly pigmented and luxurious poppy crème.

· Hey Sailor: Vibrant crème red.

· Ahoy!: Delightfully intense pink that flashes with reflective glass speck.

· First Mate: Sophisticated and rich navy crème.

· Starboard: Hip and playful green crème.

· Lighthouse: Multi-dimensional, bright yellow glass speck.

· White Cap: Whimsical and sparkling multi-dimensional white.

· Pelican Gray: High shine, cool toned grey crème.

· Sea Spray: Calming pale blue crème.

· Below Deck: A flirty mix of taupe and violet.

· Sunset Sail: Delightful peachy pink high shine crème.

· Knotty: Micro-particle beige shimmer.

This spring, take a relaxing trip to the shore and sail away with China Glaze. Stop and smell the sea breeze!

Miracle Skin Transformer sale for 1.11.11

Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20, the market-first-3-in-1 tinted, treatment moisturizer is having a special 1.11.11 sale! 11% off tomorrow! Use code ELEVEN at checkout for the exclusive offer. This will only be available tomorrow.

Check out my review of this product.

CND Shellac in Red Baroness

Shellac's Red Baroness was my choice of color for the holidays. It's a deep red, not as bright as the primary color red, and has a slight shimmer. Again, I love my Shellac, I think this manicure lasted 12 days!

Rumor has it some new Shellac colors are coming out in soon as I receive word official word from CND I'll be sure to post!

New Year's Resolution
What New Year's Resolution Should You Make?

Because a "delete" and "replay" button for life doesn't exist, we need New Year's resolutions to help us make a fresh start each year

What New Year's Resolution Should You Make?

This is a health and beauty article

To help you pare down your long resolution list and get to the bottom of exactly which health and beauty changes you should and can make this year, we designed this quiz.

Take it now

Kim Kardashian on The February Cover of Glamour Mag

I love watching Keeping up with the Kardashian's, something about those girls that make me want to be friends with them!

Kim is on the cover of the February issue of Glamour, and on the inside, she talks to Katie Couric about her career, dating and her famous sex symbol status. Photographed on her thritieth birthday in New York City by Terry Tsiolis, Kim graces the cover in Tom Ford pajamas, a La Perla bra and a Sarah Chloe ring. In the opening spread, she is seen in a Dolce & Gabbana Bustier with matching skirt and Glamour's own horseshoe charm necklace.

The issue is available on the Glamour app (iPhone, iPad and iTouch), the new B&N Nook Color and newsstands nationwide on January 11.

Want to win Glamour's own horseshoe necklace as seen on Kim inside the issue? Starting January 3, @glamourdotcom will tweet a pic of Kim's cover. Retweet @glamourdotcom's daily Feb cover tweet for your chance to win the necklace and a copy of Kardashian Konfidential, autographed by Kim herself. They will draw a new winner at random every day! The sweepstakes begins Jan 3, 2011, at 12:01 pm EST and ends Jan 10, 2011, at 11:59pm. See rules at for details!

Groupon Deals Today

I'm going nuts for these Groupon Deals!

Here's a great local one for anyone following from Michigan: $10 for $20 gift certificate for the French Laundry in Fenton, MI.

Looking to put together a photo album for your latest holiday pictures? I'm going to use this photobook site to organize my wedding photos (2 years later...better late than never!). 70% off at Photobook America!

Total Beauty: Face Shape Haircuts
Don't Make These Face Shape Haircut Mistakes

Need a new do but not sure if blunt bangs or layers will flatter your face shape?

Don't Make These Face Shape Haircut Mistakes

This is a haircut article

To help you prep for your next big snip, we went to Tommy Buckett from the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City to find out which haircuts work for each specific face shape.

See haircuts

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Collection

These palettes are sooooo cute! Valentine's Day gift perhaps??