Lipgloss Break: June 2011
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4th of July Magazine Sale with

As much time as I spend reading news and gossip sites online, I still love to curl up on the couch and read a good magazine. I still subscribe to a few via snail mail, including Glamour, Clean Eating and Oxygen.

A friend of mine (who also happens to be an eligible bachelor ladies ;) runs, a discount magazine subscription site. Dan is a pretty awesome guy and decided to partner with me on a special promotion – discounts for Lipgloss Break readers!

Think of it as a little treat for the 4th of July, you can buy a full year subscription to your favorite magazine for super cheap! Below are the available titles and the discount codes, along with the price after you use the catch, that is really the price! Starting at $2 for a full year, you can subscribe to get a full year subscription! Have any birthdays coming up? Magazines make great gifts, too :)

Visit to order and make sure use the correct code for each title. If you want multiple magazines, you'll have to place separate orders (one coupon code per order). Also, DOES NOT auto-renew. They leave that up to you, so you don't have to worry about getting an additional bill after your year is up.

I have my eye on Elle, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Fitness and Yoga Journal :)

Make sure to visit Facebook page and sign up for their newsletters. They frequently announce sales! Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!


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Woman’s Day



Working Mother



Weight Watchers



Yoga Journal



Everyday with Rachael Ray



Ladies Home Journal



Total Beauty Post - 10 Trendy Summer Hairstyles
10 Trendy Summer Hairstyles

See the hottest styles that will actually stay put when the temperature starts to rise

10 Trendy Summer Hairstyles

This is a hairstyles article

After spending 20 minutes perfecting every curl and smoothing down each strand, you step outside to greet the summer breeze -- and your cute hairstyle suddenly poufs into a frizzy mess. Sound familiar? To make sure your hairstyle can stand up to the heat, see these frizz-fighting looks now.

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What's in my Beach Bag? - Korres Mango Butter Lipstick

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick with SPF 10 is super moisturizing and has shiny-colored tint to it. It goes on pretty sheer, probably because there is so much moisture in it, and has a shiny finish. It's a perfect color and moisturizer in one. It's available in the following colors:
Frost Pink
Natural Pink
Natural Rose
Fuchsia * Exclusive Shade

You can purchase it directly from or at It retails at $18 at both locations.

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.

Total Beauty Post - 6-Step Morning Makeup Routine
The 6-Step Morning Makeup Routine

Need a super-simple makeup routine that'll help you look polished and pulled-together -- fast? These 6 easy steps will get you looking great in just a few minutes

The 6-Step Morning Makeup Routine

This is a makeup article

Between feeding the kids, dressing them and yourself, and checking your e-mails (and OK, your Facebook page), putting on makeup can be tough to squeeze in to your morning must-dos. These 6 simple steps will help you streamline your routine and make it look like you spent hours in front of your bathroom mirror.

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Beauty App Tuesday - LoveMySkin

This falls under both the Health and Beauty umbrella. Keep track of any suspicious spots and freckles with LoveMySkin, a $1 iPhone app, which that lets you plot marks on your body so you can alert your dermatologist to any changes.

Oh, Lola! by Marc Jacobs

Seems like just yesterday Dakota Fanning was the little girl in I Am Sam. Now, she's staring in Twilight movies and is the new face of Oh, Lola! fragrance from Marc Jacobs (campaign shot by Juergen Teller).

Oh, Lola! will be a sparkling fruity floral fragrance that is the flirty, playful yet sophisticated younger sister of the original Lola scent. The fragrance will launch in August at fine department stores nationwide.

Total Beauty Post
How to Fight Humidity with Curly Hair

One reader says the hot weather is making her curly hair crazy. See what our expert has to say

How to Fight Humidity with Curly Hair

This is a curly hair article

This week's reader question comes from Minda in Michigan who doesn't know how to deal with her curly hair during frizz-inducing weather. See the expert tips to fight frizz now.

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Rock & Republic Beauty Sale

I always get readers asking me about the Rock & Republic beauty sales after they are done. Don't miss this one!

Rock & Republic sale on HauteLook

Lancome Chris Benz tote GWP

Lancôme and Chris Benz are excited to partner on a limited-edition gift with purchase which will be sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and from June 14-June 25.

The celebrated designer and frequent Lancôme collaborator is loved by celebrities like Jessica Szohr, Susan Sarandon, Elettra Wiedemann and Eva Amurri and now he’s created a tote solely for Lancôme customers. Beginning June 14th, customers will receive the complimentary Chris Benz-designed tote with any $60 purchase, up to a $119 value. Printed with a chic, stylized silhouette, the exclusive design makes the perfect summer accessory.

Packed with Lancôme must haves (Définicils Precious Cells Mascara and Absolue Hand) you have the option to select your moisturizer (Absolue Premium BX or Absolue Precious Cells) and your pink (L’Absolu Rouge in Pink Sapphire, Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rose & Blush Subtil in Rose Fresque) or coral (L’Absolu Rouge in Fleur Impressioniste , Juicy Tubes in Coral Rush & Blush Subtil in Shimmer Coral Sunset) makeup trio to tote inside the Benz bag.

I'm thinking this tote would make a very cute beach bag. I don't have a Saks near me but I may just place an order online.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Here are some cool Father's Day gift ideas....
The Callet
You guessed it, the cell phone case and wallet in one!
HairMax LaserComb
Is dad going a little bald? The HairMax LaserComb is the only at-home device cleared by the FDA to regrow hair for male pattern baldness. Now with three different options for men suffering from thinning hair, the HairMax LaserComb provides a beacon of hope, and more importantly, real results. It's a little on the pricier site, but could be worth it!
This deluxe gift box is perfect for the Bald father in your life. Includes the new HeadBlade Sport: the fastest, easiest way to shave your head.

Brookstone Video Spy Pen
The Video Spy Pen is the perfect gift for dads on-the-go. Ordinary-looking pen lets you take notes and records color video. Built in 4GB USB flash drive stores up to 1.5 hours of video & data. Video Spy Pen, $69.99 www.brookstone.comCalvin Klein Euphoria for Men
Give Dad the gift of smelling good! Calvin Klein Euporhia for Men smells amazing! It's one of their newer scents. If you're strategic, you can pick it up at Ulta and get a free gift if they are running a promotion at the time.LUSH's Dirty Gift
This gift has massive amounts of macho manly must-haves with just the right amount of squeaky clean fun! $19.95 at
Contains: Dirty toothy tabs 0.09g, Dirty perfume 2ml, Dirty Springwash shower gel 100ml, Dirty shaving cream 45g, Dirty hair cream 15g.

Beauty Sales - Smashbox on HauteLook

Huge Smashbox sale on HauteLook today thru Thursday. From brushes to glosses, stock up while on sale!

Want some new nail colors for your fingers and tootsies? Check out the edgy colors from Ginger + Liz on HauteLook today.

Beauty App Tuesday - Sephora

Sephora has gone full force into the mobile world! They have both an iPhone app and mobile shopping site. Not only are they the leader in beauty and cosmetic shopping, but apparently they are in the forefront for going mobile as well!
(Sephora iPhone app screenshot)

Sephora's iPhone app, Sephora to Go, allows you shop, browse new products, get special mobile offers and more. Don't have an iPhone? Don't fret! Their mobile site,, is mobile friendly for browsing and shopping right from your phone!

(Sephora mobile site screenshot)

Total Beauty Post: 9 New Self Tanners for Summer
9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

Get tan skin without risking melanoma

9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

This is a tanning article

These babies guarantee a natural sun-kissed sheen or a dark goddess tan without the aid of the sun or the risk of wrinkles. And this season's newest options for bronzed skin are better than anything we've seen yet.

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Barbie on Gilt Groupe!

Can't help but pass along today's Gilt Groupe sale....Barbie! It's Little Black Dress Barbie with accessories. Love it!

Giveaway Break - Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate

Looking for a new skincare product, check out Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate. Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate is a unique and ultra-soothing formula that helps restore a youthful glow to your skin. Your complexion appears instantly brighter and energized after it is applied. Apply morning and night onto clean skin before any other products. Think of Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate as an oxygen bar for your skin! Price: $84, 10 ml


Enter to win a bottle of Dermacyte Oxygen Concentrate!

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 Saturday , July 9th. 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 App Tuesday - Magazines on your iPad

If you're already an Allure, SELF or Glamour subscriber, you can download the magazines' free iPad app in the iTunes app store. You can also subscribe purely via iPad. I love seeing companies go digital!

Smell like a Country Star!

The Country Music TV Awards are on tonight, June 8th. Check out the new scents from Country Music sweethearts Faith Hill & Tim McGraw:

Seasonless and casual, Faith Hill True ($31.50) embodies the natural sensuality of a passionate and spirited beauty. The fragrance begins with a sparkling burst of exotic citrus Japanese Yuzu and is followed by breezy floral notes of Gardenia, Lily and Sheer Mimosa and a gentle, warm dry down of Sandalwood and Musk.

And if you can rope your leading man into the living room too, gift him with the perfect complement to Faith Hill True – Silver by Tim McGraw ($31.50). This cool, modern scent combines hints of green leaves, sandalwood, and saffron for an effortless balance between country casual and city chic.

MTV Movie Awards Beauty

Did anyone watch the MTV movie awards Sunday night? I missed them, but had fun looking at the celebrity style afterwards. Here are some of the products that the celebs used to get their looks:

Bieber Fever! Vanessa Price, Bieber's stylist, used a small amount of KeSARI Indian Oil Hair Serum before blow drying the hair to ensure that there was no frizz. KeSARI Indian Hair Oil Serum retails at $26.50 at

Swedish sweetie, Malin Akerman, swung by to try out some suki – adding that she’s always keen on natural skincare lines, as her complexion is super sensitive.

How To Get Kristen Stewart's Look: Fekkai Celebrity Stylist Adir Abergel started by applying the Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Styling Whip throughout and rough dried the hair. Once dried, he re-applied the Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Styling Whip and re-dried the hair to create a natural wave. He then backcombed the hair from roots to ends spraying Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray and slightly ironed the hair. Finally, he brushed the hair to form the texture of the hair.

All products by Fekkai: Advanced Full Blown Volume Styling Whip ($23) and Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray ($24). Available at and Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley from Transformers showed up in a sexy animal frock, and a half-up style. To recreate Rosie’s ‘do shake göt2b POWDER’ful volumizing styling powder ($5.99) directly into your roots for instant texture and volume. Then use Goody ColourCollection Bobby Pins ($4.29) to hold strands back invisibly.

Queen of fashion, Leighton Meester made a statement with her flashy Balmain dress and her loose waves. For her shiny, healthy looking locks, blow dry with Solano 3700Moda Dryer ($220), which uses far infrared heat that dries from the inside out for overall healthier hair. Pair with the Goody Start.Style.Finish. Gel Cushion Brush ($6.99) when styling for frizz-free, standout locks.

Easy A star Emma Stone hit the red carpet in a shimmery Bottega Veneta frock and equally shiny and chic hairstyle. You can easily achieve the same look with Goody Summer Waves Foam Rollers ($10.99). Simply set damp hair into the rollers and leave in overnight or let sit until dry. Then just unroll and run your fingers through your hair to get the ultimate beach-inspired look. Lock in your ‘do with göt2b rockin’ it encore hold hairspray ($5.99) for flexible, weightless hold.

Total Beauty Post - Celebrity Makeovers
Celebrity Makeovers: Wedding Edition

Hilary Duff, LeAnn Rimes and Ginnifer Goodwin all have gone through mini-makeovers for their wedding. See them now

Celebrity Makeovers: Wedding Edition

This is a wedding makeup article

Just like real people (i.e.: us), celebrities also like to revamp their hair color, lose some pounds and look prettier come wedding day. See a few celebs' wedding makeovers now.

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Flojos’ Under-$20 Animal Print Sandals

We may not need to rely on animal instincts to know that summer is here, but sometimes it takes predatory tactics to find that perfect hot-day activity. Flojos’ affordable animal-inspired print sandals offer the comfort, durability, and style to help summer feet hunt for the ideal beach, track down summer shopping gold mines, and capture a moment of R&R in the sun.

And for less than $20, Flojos is the natural choice for summer survival footwear.

Prowl the coastline for prime sunbathing spots in the spotted rubber COUGAR sandals with shimmering metallic straps, available in Silver, White or Blue (pictured at right), MSRP: $17.

Roam freely from sprawling, golden beaches to dock-side parties and barbecues in the wildly comfortable and soft, striped ZEBRA flip-flops featuring a padded foot bed and arch-support, MSRP: $19.

Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Flojos is one of the top sandal manufacturers and has offered high-quality footwear for the casual, active lifestyle since 1979. A name synonymous with fashion, comfort and style, find Flojos brand footwear (women’s, children’s, and men’s styles) nationwide in chain stores, surf shops, specialty stores and fashion boutiques, or shop online at

What's in my Beach Bag? - Jason Naturals SPF

Jason Family Naturals Sunblock SPF 45 kept me burn free this past weekend! I had no idea this company has been around since 1959. They have been a pioneer in the 'naturals' beauty department.

This non-greasy, water-resistant sunscreen smells so good. It's not overpowering, just a very fresh 'summery-beachy' smell. The Family Natural Sunblock protects skin from burn, and reduces harmful free radical damage caused by the sun's ultra-violet rays. It's enriched with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Green tea extract. This is probably why it felt a little moisturizing as well.

My husband and I both used this and were out all day on Memorial Day. We reapplied probably 2-3x throughout the day and came away with no red. If you are in to organic and natural products, this is a good product to use when you're out in the sun. It retails for $11.95

You can find Jason Natural Products at Whole Foods and other health and natural food stores in the US and Canada, or by visiting

Total Beauty Post - 5 Must Have Beauty Products
5 Must-Have Beauty Products

See what beauty products one editor cannot leave the house without

5 Must-Have Beauty Products

This is a beauty products article

I am a certifiable product junkie, but since I can't schlep my closet full of beauty products around with me, I'm always sure to have the bare minimum at hand in case I need a fix. Here's what's always there for me in my case of need ...

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Giveaway Break - Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap

For centuries the people of the Mediterranean have recognized the benefits of Olive Oil to nourish and moisturize the skin. The founders of Kiss My Face, Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz, recognized these benefits back in the early 80s, and began selling their first product, olive soap imported from Greece. Today, this unique cleansing and softening bar remains as simple and pure as a soap can be. Long lasting and made from the purest natural ingredients, the Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soaps are suitable for all skin types.

For a limited time, Kiss My Face is offering the olive oil soaps in multipacks. You can buy two 4 oz bars and get 2 for free!

Kiss My Face Big Deal Bar Multipacks – Key Features

  • Each bar contains 86% pure olive oil harvested from sun drenched Mediterranean olive orchards
  • Soap works to heal eczema, acne and psoriasis
  • 4 oz Multipacks are available in Olive & Aloe, Pure Olive Oil, Olive & Honey and Olive & Lavender
  • The 8 oz Multipacks are available in Olive & Chamomile, Olive & Green Tea, Olive & Lavender, Olive & Aloe and Pure Olive Oil

The Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Multipacks are available for $5.99 (4 oz) and $7.99 (8 oz) at


Enter to win a 4 pack of Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap from Greece!

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 Saturday , July 2nd. I will randomly select TWO winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals

Set your summer style to “sizzle” with China Glaze’s new Crackle Glaze Metals collection. The pioneer in crackle technology, China Glaze takes the beauty phenomenon to the next level with this second-generation polish that pairs the edgy innovation of crackle with the elegant beauty of metals. The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection features six sparkling metallic colors including:

· Tarnished Gold: Warm, honeyed hue

· Platinum Pieces: Shimmering silver

· Haute Metal: Pale pink

· Cracked Medallion: Bold bronze

· Latticed Lilac: Soft lavender

· Oxidized Aqua: Deep aquamarine blue

Create dramatically different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals. Layer over different base colors to create bold styles. Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect. As versatile and edgy as China Glaze’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals is sure to be this summer’s hottest beauty trend!

The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection will be available as open stock colors and 12 piece counter display with a unique Crackle Glaze screen and including an instructional hang tag.