Lipgloss Break: bronzer
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IT Cosmetics Hello Beautiful Kit on QVC

Tune in! Monday, March 18th, QVC will be running a special on IT Cosmetic's Hello Beautiful Kit. The inspiration of this collection stems from the believe that you deserve to say Hello Beautiful to yourself every day!

This extensive kit will be available one day only on QVC, Monday, March 18th.  

I've had a chance to play with some of the items in this kit and I've been truly impressed. My favorite so far is the Vitality Flush Color Stain Stick in Je Ne Sais Quoi (which means 'I do not know what' in French according to Google). This cheek and lip stain is awesome. Don't be fooled by the light color of the stain stick, it darkens once you apply it! My advice: apply a little to your finger than blot on to the apples of your cheeks. Start with a little at first because after a few seconds the color will darken into a rosy pink.

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.

Lorac TANtalizer Body Bronzer

I'm glad to be back in the D (that's Detroit :). I spent 3 days in Florida this week for work. It was a nice change to be able to wear dresses without tights! But the problem with that is that my legs were looking like Snow White's.

I was running low on time and didn't have enough time to use a self tanner, so I grabbed a sample of Lorac Body TANtilizer I received from Sephora and called it a day. The sample package described it as a 'body makeup' and not a permanent stain like self tanner. I thought I'd check it out as a quick fix!

I put it on Tuesday morning before my client meeting and I was instantly sun-kissed! It smelled great, not like a regular self tanner smell, and went on evenly. I was really impressed with the way it looked. It washed off easily the next morning in the shower. I did get a little on my work bag from carrying it against my arm, but it came off easily with a damp cloth. I would not suggest wearing it with a white dress, pants or top. Please keep in mind, that this does not contain sunscreen!

I'm planning on buying a full size one for my trip to Florida next week, which is an actual vacation!

Giveaway Break - Illumin8 Bronzer

Since it's summer, I've been a bronzing queen. In the winter I don't feel bad about being fair, but in the summer, I love to add bronzer to my daily makeup routine. I found a new favorite, Anastasia Beverly Hills Illumin8 Bronzer in Sunkissed.

Illumin8 is the first clinically and consumer-tested bronzing powder that hydrates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just a light dusting of this right underneath my cheek bones, down my nose, and a swipe across my forehead, gives me the 'just got out of the sun' look, without the harmful rays and wrinkles.

According to the Anastasia Beverly Hills site, here are the results of their study, after 4 weeks of daily use of Illumin8:
78% reported skin appeared smoother
73% reported skin appeared Illumin8
68% reported skin appeared firmer

Illumin8 comes in two different colors, Sun kissed & Sun Bronzed, and retails at $29. You can purchase it directly from Anastasia Beverly Hills website or at department stores where Anastasia is sold.


Enter to win Illumin8 from Anastasia Beverly Hills!

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, September 8th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Giveaway Break - Cargo Multi Mix Bronzer

Summer is officially over, but don't lose the glow! I've been using Cargo Cosmetics Multi-Mix Bronzer to keep a bronzed look this fall.

The Multi-Mix Bronzer is in liquid form and is meant to be mixed with foundation, primer or tinted moisturizer to customize the extent of your bronze glow. I like to mix it with just my regular morning moisturizer, turning my moisturizer into a tinted moisturizer. I literally only use one or two drops because a little goes a long way, especially when mixing.

The Multi-Mix Bronzer is paraben-free and contains vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant, to help the skin fight off environmental damage while providing moisture. It retails at $28, which seems like a lot for the small tube, but a little goes a long way, so I could see this lasting all winter.


Try it for yourself! Enter to win Cargo Multi-Mix Bronzer!

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 Sunday, November 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!

Lancome Bronze Riviera Collection

Lancome is ready for the warm weather with its new summer collection, "Bronze Riviera," a mix of mineral blushes, bronzers and sheer glosses.

Some of the highlights....

Ageless Minérale Blush, $29.50 - Loose mineral blush, available in Sparkling Sand, Brilliant Berryand Luminous Rose

Tropiques Minérale Magic Bronzing Brush, $33 - Portable bronzing, available in Cuivre 01

Tropiques Minérale Bamboo Bronzer, $45 - The oversized bronzer is back, this time inTemptingly Bronze

Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin, $18 - These have 100% natural origin ingredients (such as honey), flavors and fragrances. Available in Pink Precious, Blushing Beauty, Rose Pretty andSheerfully Sweet

Le Vernis Nail Polish in Ms. Perfectly Pink, $18 - A chic fuchsia shade ideal for steamy summer days

St. Tropez Bronzing Rocks

I am so pale! I can't stand not seeing the sun. Mid 60s in Vegas was a treat! At least there was sun...

I am constantly using bronzing and self tanner lotion and powder to brighten up my complexion. I don't like to use too much self tanner on my face (sensitive skin), so I usually opt for powder. One of my recent favorites is St. Tropez's bronzing rocks. The Bronzing Rocks give me the perfect amount of color to look like I've spent some time on the beach. It's a natural suntan look. When I apply it in the morning it lasts throughout most of the day at work.

You can also use this on your decolletage, eye shadow, or lips with a clear gloss. The price point is at $40, but these will last a long, long time. We're talking, months. I've been using them for about 2 months now and they still look untouched.

Bronzer Break - Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer

Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer is voted 'Best Bronzer' by 2008 Self Magazine.

According to "With tiny flecks of shimmer,this sheer powder in a sleek compact won over several followers, who touted its ‘natural, smooth bronzing results that aren't intense or streaky.’ No Oompa-Loompa stripes here!”

Ultra Luminous Bronzer is available in Daydream and Desert Sun, $48. Shop online at

Bronzer Break - Self-tanner and Bronzer Tricks
Best Bronzed Celebrities

Follow the lead of these A-listers and warm up post-winter skin with expert self-tanner and bronzer tricks

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham have mastered the natural-looking faux-glow -- proving that self-tanning now is more about looking healthy, than fresh off a tropical vacation. Use these application tips to get your own red carpet-worthy tan -- the safe way.

See tips

Makeup Break - Jelly Pong Pong

"Jelly Pong Pong places an ardent emphasis on creating products which evoke the dreamer in you & which clearly defines what it means to be passionate about cosmetics. With such pride in our creation comes a focus on product integrity & efficacy. Great-quality products that work." - - (Jelly Pong Pong website)

All Jelly Pong Pong products are made in Italy , using bespoke ingredients and under the care of our experienced formulator. Their manufacturing plants are environmentally-conscious and cruelty free. They are totally against animal testing.

I recently was able to test out some of Jelly Pong Pong's products. Great packaging, colors, scent and more. As you could guess from their name, it's an extremely fun line of products!

The Omnibronze is a universal bronzer that compliments all skin tones. It contains no shimmer, which helps to make the bronze look more real. It's silky in texture and goes on smooth with a matte finish. I usually wear a tinted moisturizer and bronzer every day, so I'm always excited to try a new bronzer. The Omnibronze looked so natural, and didn't look orange upon application. Aside from it being an awesome bronzer, the packaging is genius. It comes in a congac colored compact, with a small brush included. The compact comes in a faux leather pouch, which I refuse to do without!

This isn't just a tinted a gloss, it has solid color to it. I tried Lo Li Pop in Cherry Surprise and loved it. Not only does it smell delicious, but it lasts long and has the perfect amount of shimmer in it. Lo Li Pop is available in 6 shades: Strawberry Slush, Cherry Surprise, Raspberry Parfait, Butterscotch Fudge, Grape Sherbet, Rum Raisin.

The Supermodel Stain is a deeply pigmented cream color for lips and cheeks. It contains castor seed oil & beeswax which helps it to go on smoothly. It comes in a sexy hot pink compact with a mirror for convenience. The Supermodel Stain comes in No Cupcake, Cupcake Pout, Slenderella, Nymphette and Giggle & Pout.

I tried Lip Cushion in 'Crush' and fell in love with the taste and smell of this gloss! Crush has a raspberry colored tint and taste to it. The gloss is a bit sticky, so I have been applying it with my contractible lip brush. Lip Cushion is made with evening primrose oil, beeswax & aloe vera which helps to heal lips and improve suppleness. Added bonus: The box this comes in is adorable. It has a pop up butterfly on top and I'm tempted to keep it for decor!

This is Jelly Pong Pong's first ever mascara. Fairy Lashes is water-resistant, and makes lashes appear thicker and curvier, and is light in texture. I would say this mascara is comparable to Benefit Bad Gal. It gave my lashes the same length and fullness as Bad Gal does. It's formulated with cotton seed extract which contains oligosaccharides which restructures eyelashes while rendering them flexible and hydrated.

Check out Jelly Pong Pong online or look for their locations in the US, Europe and Asia!