Lipgloss Break: July 2011
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Total Beauty Post - Perfect Highlights for Your Hair
The Perfect Highlights for Your Hair

Confused about what highlights, lowlights, and all the lights in between really mean? Here's what you need to know to choose the best option for you

The Perfect Highlights for Your Hair

This is a hair color article

Whether your hair is jet black or blonde, there are highlights perfect for your hair color -- you just have to know what to ask for. Here, Marco Pelusi, hair colorist to Hollywood's A-list, explains the ins and outs of getting highlights so you can get the ones that'll be most flattering on you.

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Giveaway Break - De Vine Shimmers

Hi's been awhile since I posted a giveaway, please forgive me! I'm returning with a good one!

Premier Health Concepts added a new product line, called De Vine Lip Shimmers. They launched in 2010, and contain the benefits of wine, mixed into beautifully tinted flavored Lip Shimmers.

Red wine grapes contain powerful antioxidants and wonderful anti-aging properties. Their 100% natural shimmer is made with Resteratrol, a powerful antioxidant that has wonderful anti-aging properties, Grape seed Oil, which serves as a natural moisturizer and red wine antioxidants that contain polyphenols which fight free radicals and help prevent cell damage.

I love these little shimmers! The Vanilla Spritzers are good, sheer moisturizers, and the Rose is a pretty frosted pink. I love these types of balms with tint because I think they are easier to apply without a mirror, and still get even color :)

De Vine Shimmers only come in 2-packs and are available at Walgreens and on for $4.99 a pack.


Enter to win a THREE packs of De Vine Shimmers (the entire collection)!

Fill out the form below and 'Like' De Vine Shimmers on Facebook 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 , August 29th. I will randomly select one winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

NARS Fall 2011 Collection

The Fall 2011 collection is resolutely avant-garde. Daring shots of color are tempered with softer, subtler tones. Eyes range from bright true blue to silvery taupe, dazzling peach and matte dove gray. Lips run the gamut from statement-making matte red to sophisticated plum and sparkling champagne pink. A stormy gray nail color adds a mysterious finishing touch.

The campaign was designed and photographed by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars. Italian beauty Mariacarla Boscono was chosen as the face of the campaign because of her sophistication and chameleon-like ability to become the character she is made up to portray.

Outremer Single Eyeshadow, $23

Bold blue

Grand Palais Duo Eyeshadow, $33 (Limited Edition)

Silvery taupe and dusty rose

Delphes Trio Eyeshadow, $45 (Limited Edition)

Sparkling sheer peach, matte dove gray and frosted sage

Oasis Lip Gloss, $24 (Limited Edition)

Sparkling pink champagne

Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $24

Deep aubergine

Pago Pago Lipstick, $24

Petal pink

Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick, $25

Rose pink

Mascate Pure Matte Lipstick, $25

True red

Galion Nail Polish, $17 (Limited Edition)

Deep gray

Available now on the new

OPI Serena Glam Slam

Loving Serena's Glam Slam Shatter polish! Shatter polish works so well, every time. It's fool proof. Every time I think it's not going to look right, it dries over the base color coat and forms into a perfect shatter effect.
Serena Williams OPI Glam Slam White Shatter & Sparkle de Triomphe

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.

Diesel Only The Brave - Captain America

Comic fans everywhere are gearing up for the opening of Captain America: The First Avenger and Comic Con this Friday. Another thing for Captain America fans to be excited about? Diesel has joined forces with the legendary superhero to create a limited edition fragrance.

The adventure starts with the comic strip box by legendary illustrator Bryan Hitch bearing Captain America’s iconic image. Inside, the original fist-shaped bottle displays Captain America’s powerful shield in classic pop art style. The fearless Diesel Only The Brave fragrance is about adventurous, limitless living inspired by the strength and bravery of Captain America.

The fragrance also launches at Macy’s this Friday and will be available for a limited time.

Private Beauty Sales this Week

Juice Beauty sale at Total Beauty! $15 for $36 worth of products.

HauteLook sales this week: Hair Rules, Goldfaden Skincare and TanTowels!

Total Beauty Post - Find your Summer Perfume!
Your Perfect Summer Perfume

A one-stop guide to finding your perfect summer scent -- no dealing with pushy salesladies or spending hours in Sephora required

Your Perfect Summer Perfume

This is a perfume article

There's something about summer that makes us want to switch to a scent that's a bit lighter and fresher than what we wear in the fall and winter. But trying to find a new perfume that's right for you can be like looking for a needle in a haystack -- until now.

Get your summer scent

Nordstrom Beauty Anniversary Sale July 15-31

It's that time of year! Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives Anniversary Sale!

Since the 1960s, Nordstrom has partnered with its beauty brands to create unbelievable exclusive products at amazing prices just for Nordstrom customers.

This year’s sale will run from July 15th – 31st nationwide and on

Tons of brands are having sales and special gift with purchase incentives. Including Laura Mercier, Dior, Clarins, Clarisonic, MAC, La Mer, YSL, Gucci & more!

Crystal Light On the Go packs

If you're up for a healthy challenge, try this: switch out your pop products with Crystal Light On the Go packs! Crystal Light packets are easy to drop in your purse and take anywhere with you to mix with a bottle of water. They are a HEALTHY alternative to grabbing a pop! Ditch the fizz for flavor :)

At only 5 calories a pack, you can get dress up your water and make it delicious. I hate how pop makes me so full feeling and bloated. Not only does Crystal Light make water tasty, but it's hydrating, which is key during the hot summer months. It's definitely a staple in my beach bag this summer.

I tried out the Ice Tea with Lemon last week and loved it. It tasted freshly brewed with just a hint of lemon. I also love the raspberry, very refreshing.

Few tips and fun tricks:
- If you like water with a hint of lemon like me, only use a quarter pack of a lemonade packet in 16 ounces of water. Tastes like a freshly squeezed lemon in your water!
- Freeze the mix in ice cube trays for a summer cool down treat. Freeze in Dixie cups with popsicle sticks in the middle...Popsicles!
- Not necessarily a healthy tip, but you can use these as mixers to make your favorite summer time cocktail :)

No monetary compensation was provided by Crystal Light or Glam Media for this post. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Crystal Light.

China Glaze Metro Collection Fall 2011

China Glaze Metro Collection captures Fall in the Big City!

· Skyscraper: A sparkling, glitter blue reminiscent of the sky over the city.

· CG in the City: Glittering dusty purple, bronze and silver multi-tonal glitter, perfect for a pop of edge from West side to East side.

· Urban-Night: Exactly what you need for a night on the town – rich purple crème.

· Traffic Jam: Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crème.

· City Siren: The perfect deep, red crème to match any outfit.

· Loft-y Ambitions: Burgundy shimmer and cocktail hour – nothing better.

· Brownstone: Burnt terracotta crème mirrors the quaint townhouses of the city.

· Midtown Magic: Burgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.

· Street Chic: This gorgeous beige crème is the perfect go to shade letting your clothes do the talking.

· Concrete Catwalk: Steel grey crème is amazing for a chic mani.

· Westside Warrior: For the trendsetting woman this camo green crème is to die for.

· Trendsetter: Mustard yellow shimmer translates beautifully from hot dogs to nails.

The China Glaze METRO collection will be available in a “Downtown” 6 piece box collection (includes Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic), an “Uptown” 6 piece box collection (includes CG in the City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren and Street Chic and Brownstone), a brand new, amazing 3D 12 piece counter display, a 36 piece rack display, and as open stock colors.

Total Beauty Post - How to Repair Your Hair
How to Repair Your Summer-Stressed Hair

Summer activities can seriously harm your hair. Here's how to reverse the damage now

How to Repair Your Summer-Stressed Hair

This is a hair care article

As much as we all love the sun, it can be bad news for beautiful hair. It strips color, causes split ends, and zaps moisture. Find out how to repair the damage with these expert tips.

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China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Here's a swatch of China Glaze Ruby Pumps from the Wizard of Ohh Ahhz collection. I sported this on my hands and toes for the 4th -sparkly red!

Crazy Rumors Lip Balm sale

Crazy Rumors Lip Balm sale! Enter the code SUMMER at checkout, and from now until August 1st 2011, recieve 15% off of the 'A La Mode' Parlor Collection!

What's in my Beach Bag? - Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipgloss

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipgloss with SPF is my new beach bag essential. Not only is this gloss rich in color and super glossy, it's also moisturizing and I love that it has SPF in it! SPF is key in the summer, so this gloss is pulling double duty: stylish colors and sun protection.

Moisture Renew Lipgloss is also chock full of moisture boosting collagen, and vitamins A, C & E, this gloss reduces dryness by 95% while shielding lips from the sun.

There are several colors available. I tried this in Pink Benefit and loved the way it looked and felt. It actually feels similar to MAC glosses, but less sticky and more moisturizing. You can find Rimmel London Moisture Renew lipgloss at and other local drug store 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.