Lipgloss Break: June 2013
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Zoya Irresistible Collection

zoya nail polishI wanted a bright color to wear out on the lake this weekend so I chose Bobbi from Zoya's Irresistible Collection. This shimmer collection has a ton of bright colors in it. I liked this cranberry sparkle for the upcoming 4th of July. This is a base coat with 2 color coats.

Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup

  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog: Laura from My Newest Addiction shows us the BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Eye Colour Quad in Night Star.

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: The face oil craze has really gained traction in the beauty world, but few can stand up to The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Firming Serum because it's a true anti-aging antioxidant rich powerhouse!
  • My Highest Self: The nude makeup trend is hot for Summer! See Tina's "no makeup" look with Rimmel products.
  • BeautyTidbits: Enter to win Jane Iredale summer must-haves giveaway over at BeautyTidbits!
  • D.G.S.Beauty: Need more nail art items to glamour up your nails? D.G.S.Beauty reviews several Born Pretty nail art products
  • In Her Makeup Bag: Smoky eyes made easy! Stephanie tries out one of the new Maybelline Master Smoky eye pencils and shares why she's loving it.
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila is in love with Makeup Geek's Liquid Gold pigment and doesn't care who knows it!
  • Beauty Professor: Feeling this summertime heat and pressed for time? The Beauty Professor shares her video tutorial for a "10 Minute Summer Face!"
  • TheFabZilla: So how do you wear you bronzer? TheFabZilla shares other ways you can rock that bronze on!
  • Geniabeme: Beautisol is a great self tanning product that gets you tan NOT orange!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Miss L reviewed Mineral foundation from Estonian online store Candy Minerals.
  • Blushing Noir: Fall is here and Chanel Mystere Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow will have you set for the whole season!
  • Lipgloss Break: Review of L'Occitane's Radiance Color Care Mask...a necessity for dry and damaged hair!
  • Beauty 101: Are you experiencing "makeup meltdown" this summer? Come see how Casey from Beauty 101 keeps her makeup looking fresh in hot weather!
  • Hairspray and High Heels: In search of the perfect summer manicure? Check out Ange from Hairspray and Highheels tutorial on how to create one!
  • Fun Fierce Fabulous Beauty Over 50: Is Abolene really safe for melting away cellulite, let me know your thoughts!

  • Giveaway Break - L'Occitane Hair Mask

    L'Occitane giveaway
    Yesterday I wrote a post raving about L'Occitane's Radiance and Color Care hair mask. Now you have a chance to win one for yourself to try! L'Occitane is offering up 3 jars for a giveaway. Enter below!

    Enter to win a L'Occitane Radiance and Color Care hair mask. I will choose 3 different winners! Thank you to L'Occitane for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!
    Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, follow me on Instagram, follow me on Google+ or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day!

    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, July 28th. I will randomly select 3 winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

    L'Occitane Radiance & Color Care Mask

     I'm always on the hunt for a new hair conditioner. My hair has become so dry over the years. From highlights to sunlight, I'm not the nicest to my hair, so I like to invest in and try out new conditioners and hair treatments.

    I received a sample of L'Occitane's Radiance & Color Care collection mask and love it! It's so creamy and rich and I love the way it soaks into my hair when I apply it in the shower. You're only suppose to use it once a week but I use it about two times a week and have loved the results. I apply this in the shower after shampooing and leave it on for as long as I can (I use a quarter size amount each use). It's the last thing I rinse before getting out of the shower. 

    My hair is visibly softer and smoother when I use this mask. Even after blow drying and flat ironing my hair it still looks soft. My mom even asked 'what have you done differently with your hair?'! The mask has a light scent to it, with a hint of rose. 
    Have you tried any of L'Occitane's hair care line yet? If so, what did you think?

    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.

    Ulta Google Offer

    There's an Ulta coupon on Google Offers. Redeem by June 29th. $3.50 off of $10. Get it here!

    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup

  • Mama Fashionista: Quinn loves her new red hair and wants to keep it bright and vibrant. Find out how John Frieda's Radiant Red collection is helping!

  • Blushing Noir: Is the June Birchbox enough to keep my subsription alive for another month?
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Have you been looking for a BB Cream with anti-aging skincare ingredients? Look no further-the new Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream fits the bill!
  • The Advice Sisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle: For beauty fans, there's nothing better than a BIG box of beautiful makeup colors. e.l.f. has a collection that will make you feel like a kid with that box of crayons, and the prices are ridiculously low!
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for an affordable, sulfate-free moisturizing haircare line? Check out the review and enter to win DermOrganic haircare products over at BeautyTidbits!
  • The Lacquered Lady: Sunscreen during the summer is a must! Find out The Lacquered Lady's top pick to keep you looking pretty!
  • TheFabZilla: What's your summer makeup routine like? Check out TheFabZilla
  • My Highest Self: Tina tries some nail art on a nude mani with butter LONDON and Kiss Products this week!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila welcomes back 365 Days of Makeup with purple glittery lips!
  • Endless Summer: Get great lashes with DS Laboratories Revita EPS Eyelash Growth Stimulator
  • D.G.S.Beauty: Want new stylish hairbands? Popband has an amazing selection perfect for your hair.
  • Geniabeme: Geniabeme uses affordable makeup from Rimmel for a natural FOTD.
  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog: Laura at My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog swatches some amazing polishes from Oopsie Daisies Nail Polish.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Miss L tried Oriflame? Maxi Lash 3D mascara that promises to add 16x more volume to lashes.

  • Giveaway Break - Joico 'Beachy Wave' Hair Products

    Now that my hair is longer, I've been searching non-stop for 'beachy waves' how-to videos. Check out the latest from Joico's new Drab to Fab miniseries webisode, featuring Joico's International Director, Damien Carney and Revenge star Ashley Madekwe. In the below webisode they go step by step on how to create beachy waves and how to dress them up. 

    Interested in trying this out yourself? Enter to win all the products used in this video:
    Joico K-Pak Shampoo & Conditioner, Power Whip, and Power Spray. I will choose 3 different winners! Thank you to Joico for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!

    Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day!

    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, July 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!

    Sponsored Post: Secret Outlast Clear Gel

    True Story: I’m on my way to a client visit and I have my new black dress on. I left my hotel feeling good about my outfit, but once I got into the sunlight, I noticed deodorant white marks. No!!! Unfortunately, this is not a one time occurrence. Even when I put on deodorant after I have my dress on, I still sometimes get white marks on the fabric under my arms. So frustrating!

    Within the last 7 days I’ve traveled for both work and pleasure between 3 different states. I went from 60 degree weather in Michigan to 90 degree weather in Florida. I used Secret Outlast Clear Gel all week to help keep me cool while schlepping my luggage and work tote around airports and traveling between climates. And because this deodorant is clear, I had no worries about it showing up on my clothing.

    Secret Outlast definitely passed the 'no white mark' test! I received a sample in a travel approved size (1.7 oz) so I was able to pack it in my carry on (I normally don't check a bag when traveling for work). I not only loved that I didn't have to worry about white marks, but the scent of this deodorant is awesome, and provides you with 48 hours of odor and wetness protection. It's a super clean smell that lasted throughout a full day. Even in the heat of Florida I never felt self conscious about sweating too much because I knew Secret Outlast had me protected.

    With Secret Outlast, you can stop doing the DEO dance (I use to do this all the time!) and you never have to worry about a bad date again (this video had me laughing out loud for awhile!). 

    Do you have any embarrassing deodorant white mark stories? If so, please share them below!
    If you're not using Secret Outlast Clear Gel, you’ve likely experienced a White Marks Fail moment of your own. Tweet your #WhiteMarksFail at @SecretDeodorant and try Secret Outlast Clear Gel for 48 hour odor and wetness protection - and no white marks.

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

    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup

  • Mama Fashionista: Mama Fashionista wants to introduce you to the wonders of royal jelly! Meet Burt's Bees Radiance Collection!

  • My Highest Self: Tina swatches and reviews Eddie Funkhouser Primer, Foundation and Concealer this week!
  • BeautyTidbits: Need help to revamp your makeup and skincare routine for summer months? Check out Harshleen's Summer Beauty Essentials to look your prettiest in the heat!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Want unbelievably clean, soft, silky and gorgeous skin? Then meet TATCHA Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder- it's amazing!
  • Advice Sisters Beauty, Fashion & LIfestyle WebSite: It’s really a challenge to stay fresh when sweat is literally dripping down the back of your bra, but a good deodorant can go a long way to keeping you smelling like a woman, not like livestock in a freight car. Alas, many of the deodorants have powerful chemicals that can cause irritation and rashes. Even if you’re not normally sensitive, over-use of a strong, chemical deodorant, can cause issues.
  • Painted Ladies: Year 3 of 365 Days of Makeup is complete! Here are Sheila's top 10 favorite looks.
  • Peppermint Lips Beauty Blog: MAC Girl About Town Lipstick Review and Swatches!
  • Portrait of Mai: In need of something to refresh, waterproof, and keep the curl in your your mascara'd eyelashes? Check out Anastasia's Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat review by Mai
  • Beauty by Miss L: Miss L reviewed lovely mineral eye shadows from Candy Minerals.
  • Geniabeme: Take a look at Geniabeme's go to Summer eye look!
  • TheFabZilla: Try it! Summer Bright Waterline for Makeup Dummies.
  • Beauty Professor: The Beauty Professor loves the Hourglass Immaculate Foundation so much that she has swatches of ALL 16 shades for your viewing pleasure!
  • The Advice Sisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Website: Great heat stylers help make Summer sleeker and sexier without so much frizz
  • D.G.S.Beauty: In need of a simple way to organize your makeup? D.G.S.Beauty reviews her Caboodles Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer Tray in Medium
  • Midnight Manicures: Milani introduces new eyeliners, the Liquid-Like and Eye Tech Bold. See what Jeanie thinks about them in her review.
  • Baking Beauty: Baking Beauty reviews Revlon Colorstay foundation and shares her before/after pics
  • Endless Summer: Great eyebrows on a budget with Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil
  • Lipgloss Break: Lipgloss Break reviews Inglot AMC lipgloss and matte nail polish.

  • Kettlebell Love

    Tomorrow is a big day. I'm taking a full day kettlebell certification class through the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF). It only took 28 years to find a sport I am passionate about. These iron bells have pushed me past what I thought was my limit and have made me a mentally and physically stronger woman!

    Here are my essentials for a kick butt kettlebell workout:
     - A kettlebell! Start off light if you're new. I originally started with an 18lb bell, then 2 years later competed with a 12kg (26lbs) bell, and now I'm competing with a 16kg (35lb) bell. Took me 3 years to work up to the 16kg.
     - My Lululemon headband does a great job keeping my hair off of my face, especially during kettlebell swings.
     - is not only quality and functional workout gear, but also super cute. I just ordered the shorts below. And every time I wear my Ellie Peek a Boo top people go crazy over it!
     - Wristbands provide cushion for your wrists. Helps when you clean and jerk the bell!
     - I love my Under Armour shoes for lifting.

    Once I have my certification I will be posting more kettlebell workouts here. Stay tuned and please let me know if you've ever used kettlebells before!

    Kettlebell workout

    L'Occitane Free Fragrance Sample

    Today's Google Offer is a beauty! L'Occitane Free La Collection De Grasse Deluxe Fragrance Sample - get it today!

    Sponsored Post - Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream & Nail Polish review

    In order to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night AND make it to work on time, I try to cut down on my ‘getting ready’ time each morning by streamlining my beauty routine. I keep all of my daily makeup items on the counter or towards the front of my vanity drawer, and I keep my makeup basic: moisturizer, eyeliner/mascara, under eye cover up & blush/bronzer. Of course I use a lipgloss, but that’s applied as I’m walking out the door.

    I recently tried Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector SPF 30 and it is now part of my streamlined routine. Wondering what ‘BB’ stand for? I was! It stands for Beauty Balm. It’s a moisturizer, foundation and cover up all in one! It’s not like a heavy, cakey foundation, but covers more than a tinted moisturizer. Revlon’s BB Cream is light but contains heavy duty SPF and still covers blemishes.

    As part of my new streamlined routine, I have started to use Revlon’s PhotoReady BB Cream over my facial moisturizer each morning. It makes my skin look more even toned and helps my blush and bronzer stay on longer. You also can’t beat the added layer of SPF it provides. I have dry and extremely sensitive skin, and I think because this cream is so hydrating, I haven't had any reactions to it. Revlon's PhotoReady BB Cream comes in Light, Light/Medium and Medium shades.

    Another addition to my beauty regimen is having a fun summer color painted on my nails. I tried out Revlon nail polish in Eclectic and I'm obsessed. It's a beautiful sea green that reminds me of one of my favorite necklaces. It's pretty light so I had to use 3 coats to get full, solid coverage. I have it on my toes, too, and have been getting a ton of compliments on it!

    Do you have a beauty regimen? If so, please share below! Also, use the Glam chat below to share your thoughts on using a BB cream!
    Revlon believes there is more than one way for women to be seen. Revlon's heritage as a color authority and its suite of innovative products inspires women around the world to express themselves through beauty each and every day.

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

    Inglot AMC Lipgloss and Nail Polish review

    I made my first Inglot purchase this past weekend. The husband and I got rained out from the pool in Fort Lauderdale, so we took a short trip to Aventura Mall. The Inglot store caught my eye and I had to stop in.

    I learned from the sales rep that Inglot, a Polish cosmetics company, has been around for 25 years, but only in the US for the last 5 years. There are only 6 store fronts in the US, and lucky me, stumbled upon of them! In case your wondering (like I was), it’s pronounced ‘in-glot,’ just how it looks.

    The products and store layout reminds me a lot of MAC Cosmetics. There’s definitely no shortage of bright, fierce colors. Inglot allows you to build your own palettes, which is really cool. I was immediately drawn to the lip glosses, and went ga-ga over the AMC glosses.
    I tried a few on in store and decided on shade 542. This picture does not do this gloss justice. This gloss looks great by itself, but when layered over a lipstick, more of the pearlescent colors come out, changing when viewed from different directions. Layering it over a lipstick also helps it to stay on longer.
    Near the cashier was a table full of marked down items and of course, I had to get this polish that caught my eye. I’m always looking for more neutral colors that will go with several different outfits and is work appropriate. This creamy beige matte is perfect for daily wear and will pretty much compliment any color outfit I wear. It’s suppose to be matte but I applied a glossy top coat to help it last longer.
    So my first impression of Inglot is a good one. I have a new favorite gloss and a new every day nail color. I’m sold! Looking forward to trying out more of their glosses and building an eye color palette that can be used for both day and night looks!

    Have you tried Inglot yet? If so, what are your favorite items?

    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup

    Get your weekly dose of beauty news all in one session. Check out the beauty reviews and giveaways below from fabulous beauty bloggers!

  • Blushing Noir: Happy Birthday, GlossyBox! Check out how GlossyBox celebrated their 1 year anniversary in the US!

  • Mama Fashionista: Mama Fashionista shows how Rimmel London can give you simple, glowing skin this summer!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you love the intoxicating scent of gardenias and white exotic flowers, then you must try Kai Eau de Parfum! It is the perfect magical summer scent!
  • BeautyTidbits: Harshleen is having a major love affair with the new It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50!
  • Beauty 101: Looking to overhaul your makeup collection? Casey from Beauty 101 has put together a drugstore starter kit for you!
  • Painted Ladies: Sheila tries Emma Jean Scented Nail Polish in Blueberry Pie and is transported to her childhood!
  • Lipgloss Break: Enter to win a full size Miracle Skin Transformer Acne Control from Lipgloss Break!
  • TheFabZilla: TheFabZilla introduces to you her second BFF this summer - Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer
  • Geniabeme: OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss is so bright and pretty, perfect for the Summer!
  • My Highest Self: Tina does a Polka Dot Mani with a bit of 3D action!
  • Peace Love and Glitter: Switch up your look for summer with the Tarte Aqualillies collection (bonus, it's waterproof!).
  • Stepford Witch: Spa Sonic's Skin Care System is an affordable and effective way to beautiful skin!
  • D.G.S.Beauty: Curious about RocksBox? See what D.G.S.Beauty has received in her box this month
  • Beauty by Miss L: What was in Miss L? Adorebox (monthly subscription beauty box) this time?
  • Beauty Professor: With the recent arrival of June (where does the time go?!), The Beauty Professor reflects on her favorite products for the month of May!
  • Patty and Goldie's Day Off: Check out k B Shimmer's new Summer line
  • The Gloss Menagerie: Missed out on attending Generation Beauty 2013? Read what Alyson thought of the event on The Gloss Menagerie.