Lipgloss Break: October 2012
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Sponsored Post: Abreva Conceal Patch

Being able to accurately cover up a blemish is an art form. Especially before a big date or interview, the last you want to show up in the morning is a blemish, or even worse, a cold sore! They always seem to pop up at the worse time, and unfortunately, there isn’t an instant blemish or cold sore eraser on the market yet.

There is, however, a product that can help you with the cover up process. Abreva Conceal was created to help protect and cover up cold sores. It’s a clear non-medicated patch that conceals and protects cold sores with MicroAir technology that allows air in, and keeps contaminants out!

These are really easy to use! You don’t have to be a makeup artist to conceal anymore. Just follow these simple steps:

Applying Abreva Conceal
1 – Always wash your hands with soap before applying anything to your face!
2 – Open up the Conceal packaging and remove one of the individually wrapped cold sore patches. 

Abreva Conceal individual wrapped package
3 – Open up a package and remove a patch. Peel back the paper tab marked in red with the number ‘1’ (don’t touch the sticky part underneath!)
4 – Continue to hold the rectangular tab and peel back the other paper tab, marked in blue with the number ‘2’ 

Clearly marked tabs
5 – Place the round patch over your cold sore
6 – Press down lightly on the center and hold in place for 20 seconds
7 – Gently pull away the applicator tab at a slight angle away from your face

Now it’s time to cover it up: 
  • If it’s on your lips, you can cover it up with lipstick or lip gloss. If you want to wear lip liner, be careful going over the Conceal patch. 
  • You can also use liquid concealer. Put a little on a concealer brush and dab gently over the concealer. Start out with a small amount, and you can always add more later. 
  • You can use foundation in place of a concealer, or use both for ultimate coverage. If the foundation is too light, try using a little bit of bronzer over top. 
Voila! After covering up with makeup your patch should last up to 8 hours. That’s a full day at work or a night out.

Abreva Conceal is a clean, non-medicated patch for cold sores that allows air in, yet protective enough to keep contaminants out.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Abreva via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Abreva.

Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup - Editors' 7 Favorite Face Wipes

Face wipes are good for more than just cleansing your face. See the weird -- and awesome -- ways we use them every day
Editors' 7 Favorite Face Wipes
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A girl can never have too many multitasking beauty products, and face wipes are one of our favorites in this category. They're easy to use, don't make a mess, and come in handy when you least expect it. Check out our favorite face wipes now -- and our favorite ways to use them.

Essie in Stylenomics

I received Essie in Stylenomics last week from This is a great Fall color. It's a deep green, but can easily be mistaken for a dark blue or black.

If you're not already a member, I would highly suggest signing up! Klout measures your social influence and gives you some fun rewards along the way!

I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout influencer. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

J'adore Paris

October 24th marked my 4 year wedding anniversary. Time flies when you are having fun!

Our wedding adventures started when Mike proposed under the Eiffel Tower (Viva Las Vegas style), and since then, it seems like our relationship has had a Paris theme. Shortly after we got married we took a spontaneous trip to Paris, where Mike proposed again, under the real Eiffel Tower.

The Parisian theme has also expanded to our house, with Eiffel Tower decor and paintings we bought on the cobblestone roads of Montmarte hanging on our walls. Below are some of my favorite French designers and pictures from Paris.

Please comment below and share with me some of your favorite 'French' things! 

My Louis. One of the most thoughtful gifts I have received from my husband. He knew I always wanted one and surprised me with this on a big birthday.
It was really cold and rainy the day we went to see the Eiffel Tower. I was bummed at first, but looking back at how these pictures came out, it was very enchanting.

Another view of the Tower.
Who doesn't want a pair of purple Christian Louboutins?

Michael Kors isn't French, but his new limited edition watch is. Beautiful etching on the back includes the Eiffel Tower. J'adore this...
I Do!

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Michael Kors.

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Pantone Color of 2013 is....

The wait is over folks, Pantone has just announced its top color for spring 2013: Monaco Blue. Expect to see a lot of this come Spring. Check out the other top colors here. I want a dress in everyone of these shades!

Monaco Blue

Monaco Blue by lipglossbreak (Polyvore)

SXE Fitness debuts The Sammi Sweetheart Collection

If you’ve ever watched an episode of MTV’s Jersey Shore, you’ll know who Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola is. She’s the sweet one of the bunch, and the girlfriend to Ronnie (my 2nd favorite gorilla juice head!). I was intrigued when I found out that Sammi was teaming up with SXE Fitness to create a line of fitness wear, and that intrigue turned to excitement when I got an invite to attend the debut of the line during New York Fashion Week!

I know that Sammi played soccer in college so it didn't surprise me that she went the fitness line route. The line she designed is sporty, chic and very girly. The line includes all the gym bag necessities, including sports bras, jackets, pants, capris and tops. I liked the different cuts and styles of the sports bras, she had a ton of variation. The pants had pops of colors on the pockets that were super cute. I also have my eye on a camo print jacket. 

The line is engineered with Supplex technology to help you feel dry, make you look slimmer and hide flaws. The line also contains SXE's special Booty-Lift technology in the pants for added support. It also doesn't wrinkle or shrink. 
One can tell from her onscreen time on the Jersey Shore that Sammi always like to look good, even at the gym. She was motivated by one simple question when creating this line: "Why not feel good and look good while working out?" Her goal: "design a fitness-wear line that spoke to how women want to feel when working out: stylish, sexy, comfortable and confident." I'm guilty of putting on lipgloss at the gym, so I can relate! Sammi finished her show by walking the runway herself. Nice work Sammi! 
Sammi & Ronnie from The Jersey Shore cast
Photos from Krupp NYC

Tailgating NYC Style

You know what's better than the University of Michigan football team beating Michigan State? Watching the game with a bunch of State fans :) We sold our tickets to this game since we'd be in NYC, and opted to watch the game from the Ainsworth Park bar in NYC. This is considered a 'Michigan' bar and we had a booth on the second level. It was a great spot to watch the game, and we didn't have to worry about fighting our way to the bar for a drink or a seat. Definitely recommend this bar if you are searching for a good spot to cheer the Tigers on in the World Series!

NYC 'tailgating' necessities:
1 - University or state bar
2 - College shirt to represent
3 - Loud jewelry because you're not really tailgating, you're looking fashionable in the city
4 - Comfortable walking shoes because you probably won't get a seat
5 - Cross body purse so you can hold 2 drinks at a time!

Go Blue!

Proenza Schouler / AllSaints skinny jeans / Jimmy Choo flat shoes, $520 / Rebecca Minkoff mini clutch, $230 / Fallon / New Agenda University of Michigan Navy Tee

Limited Edition Mary Kay NouriShine gloss

Make a difference with the 2012 Limited Edition Beauty that Counts Mary Kay NouriShine Plus lip gloss! The two shades, named Inspiring and Possibilities, will benefit a great cause. $1 from each sale will go towards the Mary Kay Foundation and help put an end to domestic violence. Learn more and shop at

Giveaway Break - Faith Hill Fragrance

Any Faith Hill fans out there? Country Music's sweetheart has just released her newest single "American Heart." Along with being an award winning country music star, she's also a wife, mom and fragrance designer! She has successfully launched 3 different scents. Here's the rundown:

SOUL2SOUL Faith Hill
This is a romantic, elegant and fruity floral scent. It contains nots of Georgia White Peaches, grapefruits, cucumber and sensual sandalwood. The fragrance is captured in an elegant gold and pearl white bottle.

Faith by Faith Hill
Sparkling bouquet of crisp pear, pink peony, with middle notes of southern magnolia, jasmine and gardenia, with bottom notes of cashmere musk and vetiver. It's a very warm and feminine scent!

Faith Hill True
This scent compliments her first fragrance. It begins with top notes of citrus Japanese yuzu, followed by floral nots of gardenia, lily and sheer mimosa, ending with sandalwood and musk. 


Want to try one of these lovely scents? Enter to win a Faith Hill fragrance of your choice! You get to pick!

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 , follow me on Pinterest 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, November 19th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Kohl's Discount Code

I posted about the new Candie's new line at Kohl's last week...has anyone checked it out yet?

If not, here's your chance to do so and save! Kohl's has shared an exclusive code for Lipgloss Break and readers. 10% off at when you use UBLOGTEN through October 24th. You can use this in all of their departments. Get a jump start on holiday shopping without leaving your house!

CND Shellac Black Pool & Negligee

It's been awhile since I experimented with CND Shellac layering. I wanted to paint my nails blue to support the Detroit Tigers this week in the playoffs. I did my research and found that a common CND Shellac layer is Black Pool with Negligee over top. 

It's definitely a blue! In some lights you can see the shimmer from Negligee. I love the way this turned out. CND Shellac colors never disappoint me! Check out my other CND Shellac swatches.

Go Detroit Tigers!

Future Beauty Blogger

I just have to share this picture. My niece Fiona is 4 years old and obsessed with beauty products and anything pink. She's a mini me!

She's mastered her own makeup application (specifically gloss) and loves to have her nails painted. I am constantly bribing her with lipsticks and blush. I think I have a future Lipgloss Break contributor in my family :)

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Nail Polish Colors to Wear to Work

When I’m traveling for work it’s hard to match a bold nail color to several different outfits, so I’m constantly looking for a pink or nude neutral colors to paint my nails before I hit the road. Here are my ‘Splurge’ and ‘Steal’ recommendations for a soft pink nail polish that will go with everything in your work wardrobe.

If you can splurge on a gel manicure, do it. Then you won’t have to worry about your nails chipping while traveling. My favorite Shellac color is Romantique. If you go to a reputable salon, (make sure they are CND certified) a Shellac manicure can range from $30-$70 (depending on where you live).  Make sure to keep an eye out for flash deals sites as well (Groupon, Google Offers, Living Social), they often have salon deals you can put towards a gel manicure.

Essence Colour & Go nail polish.  The color Pink Smoothie is similar to CND Shellac in Romantique. Make sure to pack this with you for touch ups. Essence on the Go retails for $1.99 at Ulta stores.

Candie's Beauty Line at Kohl's

Candie's is launching their first beauty collection at Kohl's this week. I've always been a fan of Candie's clothing. Can't wait to check out their beauty products!

Line includes their signature scent, Candie's, Luscious and Candie's Coated scents. Also included are a line of lip glosses (yay!) and nail polish. Available at Kohl's and

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