Lipgloss Break: October 2011
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Total Beauty Post - How to Contour Your Face
How to Contour Your Face Like a Pro

Want a slimmer nose, defined cheekbones, and a more youthful look in general? You simply need the right makeup brush and tips on how to use it

How to Contour Your Face Like a Pro

This is a face makeup article

With just a few tricks of the trade, makeup can give you what the big man upstairs forgot to endow: Angles, cheekbones, and defined bone structure. So put down that diet book that reads more like a starvation manual. These makeup tips and how-tos will get you looking like a long, lean, svelte model -- instantly.

See how

OPI New Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to Support Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Let's Shatter Breast Cancer!

OPI launches the limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The 2011 Pink of Hearts edition will follow in the footsteps of its namesake 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Nail Lacquers in raising awareness of breast cancer for the fifth year in a row, during the months of September and October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Unlike previous shade incarnations, this year’s Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer marks the debut of fan-favorite Shatter coat in OPI’s first pink shade.

“We are continuing to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the hopes of increasing breast cancer awareness, while inspiring and empowering women. The organization’s dedication to this cause is unwavering,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. OPI is proud to join with Susan G. Komen for the fifth consecutive year to offer Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts. By launching our first-ever Pink Shatter coat, we hope this exciting new textured hue will generate lots of awareness for this cause.”

Each bottle of Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts has a special pink-ribbon tag and pink cap wrap to call attention to breast cancer awareness. OPI will also be making its annual donation of $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink Shatter coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and it also features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

The limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts will be available throughout the months of September and October 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

For more information, visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Enter to win tarte's BCA giveaway

tarte cosmetics is giving away 10 of their LipSurgence matte lip tints in the shade of 'Hope.' All you have to do is enter to win, and for every entry received tarte will donate 20 cents to the Young Survival Coalition (a non-profit organization that supports and educats younger patients affected by breast cancer).

You can visit their website to learn more. All you have to do is enter to win- it's so easy and supports a great cause!

OPI Designer Series - DS Bold swatch

Tina has been playing with OPI's new Designer Series, here's what she had to say:

New this fall from OPI's Designer Series is "OPI DS Bold." It's a pinkish/coral shade (rather than red as described by OPI), with silver and pink glitter. I have applied two coats in this picture, but the more coats you apply...the bolder it looks. It's a bit difficult to remove (due to the glitter) however; it's a fun color for fall, so it's worth it!

Total Beauty Post: Perfect Haircut for your Curly Hair
Get the Perfect Haircut for Your Curly Hair

See the 7 best haircuts for ringlets, waves, and every other kind of curl

Get the Perfect Haircut for Your Curly Hair

This is a curly hair article

We know -- styling your curly hair can sometimes feel like dealing with a screaming, unpredictable toddler. So what do you do? Do you give in and toss your hair into a ponytail? Or, do you fight back with a haircut that inspires your hair to obey? We think the latter. And you will too after you see these cuts.

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Giveaway Break - The Body Shop Limited Edition Spiced Pumpkin Bath & Shower Gel!

Fall is a beautiful time in Michigan. Even though we lose our Summer heat, I love when the colors on the leaves start to change and I can cozy up in my favorite sweater. A popular Fall activity in Michigan is visiting apple orchards and pumpkin patches. The smell of cider and donuts being can make anyone melt. Now you can indulge in this fragrance every morning with The Body Shop's Limited Edition Originals Spiced Pumpkin Bath and Shower Gel!

Their new gel smells just like homemade pumpkin pies...which was the inspiration behind the new product. It was developed by California native, Stephie Wilhelm, winner of the global "Originals" competition encouraging consumers to create their very own Limited Edition fragrance.

The 8.4oz bottle is made with organic and natural ingredients, including Community Fair Trade Aloe Vera and Pumpkin seed extract. The Body Shop Limited Edition gel is available now ($5.99) and is available at your local The Body Shop store and online at

Enter to win The Body Shop Limited Edition Spiced Pumpkin Bath & Shower Gel!

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 10th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Total Beauty Post - Fabulous Fall Makeovers
Fabulous-for-Fall Makeover

See how one stay-at-home mom gets a beauty revamp for the season

Fabulous-for-Fall Makeover

This is a makeover article

When you spend your days chasing a toddler, it's hard to think about redoing your hair and makeup for fall. Which is why we called in beauty experts to help this reader and mom look perfectly on trend this season.

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Spa Week!

You know what's great about Fall? Not so much the weather change or football...but Spa Week! I had the privilege to visit Indigo Salon, Day Spa and Boutique in Canton Michigan to try out one of the packages they are offering for Spa Week. I got a deep conditioning hair treatment and spa pedicure. It was the perfect combo before I headed to a wedding that afternoon.

I arrived at Indigo late morning. It was my first time at the salon and was so excited to see that the salon was built in an old house...I love businesses in houses! They were so warm and welcoming at reception. The cozy feel of wooden flooring and soothing spa scents really puts stress out of mind and allows you to relax. Their waiting room (pictured below) has comfy chairs and pillows, soothing music and magazines. They also gave me a warm neck wrap to wear while I was waiting for my first treatment.

I received my conditioning treatment first. One of Indigo's hair stylists, Sabrina, shampooed my hair and applied Loreal's Power Repair B conditioning treatment. After letting it sit for a few minutes she massaged it into my scalp and then rinsed it out. She did a great job at blow drying and styling my hair, and I was good to go for the wedding I was attending that night!

Next was my pedicure. Hands down, it was one of the best pedicures I have ever received. Season performed my pedicure, and took her time, and I could tell. She let me soak for awhile which I love (I hate when you're only able to soak for a few minutes before they get to work) and was relaxed with a shoulder massager and gossip magazines.They also serve what they call 'frappevino,' which is a wine slushie. I tried saying no, but one sip lead to an entire glass (very little alcohol is in them).

She took her time filing and with my cuticles, and her massage was amazing. She used Rinse Bath & Body Co Peppofoot Stick to soften rough spots which smelled amazing. I ended up getting a deep pink color on my toes, and for $2 extra, she bottled up a 'to go' nail polish bottle for me, for touch ups. I thought this was such a neat idea, especially since I'm always paranoid my color will chip and I won't have a bottle with me to touch up.

My experience at Indigo Salon was above expectations. Their facilities and staff were amazing. $50 for the two treatments I received is a great deal, and there are plenty more great deals waiting to be had at (and check out the Spa Week app!). It starts next week, so book quickly!

Free - L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream!

Have you tried L’Occitane’s world famous Shea Butter Hand Cream? If not, now is the time to do so! Now through October 23rd, log onto Facebook and click to “Like” the L’Occitane fan page to receive a free 10ML tube of the hand bag essential – perfect to combat dry hands during the colder months ahead. Once you sign up, you will receive in the mail a voucher for 15% off your next purchase that can be redeemed at any L’Occitane store, nationwide. If 250,000 fans are reached from October 3rd -October 23rd the Shea Butter Hand Cream will be upgraded to the 30ML size tube – so log on today!

Please click “Like” to receive your free Shea Butter Hand Cream:

And the Winners Are...

DeVine Lip Shimmers - sahairah
Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soaps - ashleyborysewich & ron8310

Beauty Sales & Deals this Week

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50% off RapidLash

tarte cosmetics - Lip and cheek stains, kits and more!

'Like' the Dr. Teal's Facebook page and get a $1 off coupon. Voted 'Best Bath Soak' by Fitness Magazine!

Limited Edition Shea from L'Occitane

Launching October 12th is L’OCCITANE’s newest limited-edition collection.

The Limited-Edition Shea Butter Collection features packaging designed by L’OCCITANE Founder Olivier Baussan who was inspired by the traditional bogolan fabrics of Africa and the country’s indigenous flowers. Available in the below scents, the limited-edition body cream, hand cream and lip balm speak to L’Occitane’s ongoing work with the women of Burkina Faso, Africa who produce all of the Fair Trade Shea Butter used in L’Occitane products.

- Desert Rose from Morocco is known for its generous blooms and fruity, zesty aroma, which perfumes the desolate landscape.

- Hibiscus from Egypt delights the eyes with its brilliant colors -- from the purest white to the most passionate red. Its sensual, sunny perfume awakens the senses.

- Cocoa Flower from the Ivory Coast has a warm, comforting scent with a delicious hint of cacao.

Ultra Rich Body Cream ($21): Exceptionally rich in shea butter (25%), this body cream envelops dry skin in supreme comfort and softness, leaving it deeply nourished, protected and perfectly moisturized.

Hand Cream ($10) Shea Hand Cream, the #1 best-seller at L’OCCITANE, is rich in shea butter (20%), to protect, nourish and soften the skin.

Lip Balm ($12): This new organic balm, made with 10% shea butter, soothes dry and chapped lips and provides gentle nourishing and protective care.

Yankee Candle Sale

Huge Yankee Candle sale. Buy 2 Get 2 Free - stock up on the Fall scents!

Pink Ribbon line from Violent Lips

THINK: A kiss that cares.

WHAT IT IS: Pink ribbon pouts. Makeup trends come and go, but beauty with a conscience is always in style. Violent Lips is proud to unveil their latest collection of temporary lip tattoos—the Pink Ribbon Line---in support of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. Featuring three exclusive pink ribbon patterns, the collection offers a stylish new way to kiss breast cancer goodbye.

$2.00 per package sold will be donated to the NBCC.

ABOUT VIOLENT LIPS: Violent Lips' mission is to change the way women apply makeup. Hailed as "The Future of Lipstick", Violent Lips intends to keep pushing the boundaries of lip wear with out-of-the-box designs and innovative applications that last up to eight hours.

TO USE: Shape It, Peel It, Set It, Wet It

AVAILABLE PATTERNS: Ribbon Pattern, Solo Ribbon, Pink Plaid with Ribbon designed by celebrity makeup artist Katie Alves.

WHAT IT COSTS: $9.99 for a set of three.