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Showing posts with label lipgloss. Show all posts

Free Zoya Hot Lips Gloss

Zoya is celebrating its new line of Hot Lips glossy lip balms by giving away a trio for free today! Choose from more than 40 shades, add 3 to your cart, enter the code LIPPY at checkout, and you'll see a credit appear for the value of the three tubes. Just pay for shipping.

I've tried Hot Lips and they are super glossy with a hint of color. They come in a short, stout, squeeze tube, with a rounded applicator tip. This is a great opportunity to try out 3 new shades for the summer!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Part 2

Eco-friendly Mom? Check out NVEY Eco Lip Lustre Lipgloss or Organic Lipstick. They are 98% organic (the other 2% is purified water). Available at

For the Outdoorsy Mom
If your mom loves outdoor activities and being active then the Smart Girls Who Surf Grab-N-Go Kit is perfect for her! This kit contains a travel size Sunblock, After Sun Soothing Lotion, Leave in Conditioner, Lip Balm and even a Glycerin Soap for moms who surf and love the ocean! ($24 at the Lux-Loving Mom
The Lolita Giraffe Robe is perfect when you want to give your mom a fashionable gift with a touch of luxury. Let mom relax and pamper herself while wrapped in this robe. ($45 at

Giveaway Break - Hard Candy

I raved about Hard Candy's line yesterday, now I'm going to give one lucky reader a chance to try it out for themselves!


Enter to win Hard Candy Curl Up & Dye Mascara in Mr. Right and Plexi Gloss Lip Shine in Mauve-alous.

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 & Canada residents. The contest will end on Monday, April 19th. I will randomly select one lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Hard Candy line at Walmart

I use to save up babysitting money when I was younger to buy Hard Candy nail polish at Marshall Fields (now Macys). I was too young at the time to appreciate the quality of the nail polish, and was more impressed that each bottle came with a funky, colorful ring.

Now, you can buy this same product, same package and funky, colorful ring, at Walmart. I was lucky enough to try out the Kaleyedascope Eyeshadow in Make Believe, Blush Crush in Honeymoon, Plumping Serum in Girl Next Door and the Just Nails nail polish, pictured, in Mr. Wrong. The line also carries body shimmer, mascara, eye liners, lipstick and more.

The shadows are great. I've only tried them out dry, but apparently they create a more dramatic look when applied wet. The shadow duos come in fun color combinations and retails for $6 at
I LOVE the blush. It gave a super natural flushed look. It has a swirl of shimmery highlighter in it so I looked dewy, but not too overdone. It reminds me a lot of NARS Orgasm blush, but with softer highlights in it. It retails for $7 at

The Plumping Serum lipgloss is awesome. No stinging involved in this plumping, just the illusion of fuller lips. The gloss I received is sheer, so I'd like to give this a try in a color that will stand out more. Has a slight minty feel to it, and looks really good over a lipstick. Retails at $6 at

The nail polish, of course, is classic. All colors are super unique. With a base coat, two color coats and a top coat, this lasted about 4-5 days (while washing dishes w/o gloves) and was easy to touch up in between. The nail polish retails for $5. Don't forget to wear the matching ring :)

Overall I'm super impressed with this line. If you're looking to add a new product to your makeup collection, something new, something funky, start here. I hope more makeup brands follow Hard Candy's steps...a quality line moving to an affordable outlet.

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.

Changing My Look with the Weather...

The weather is changing, so why shouldn't your look? I just got my hair chopped and went darker with some low lights. That's not the only change. I'm wearing darker lipglosses and heavier eye liners. Why? Why not? It's the time of year to switch out your flip flops for Uggs and freshen up your look with trying out new daring things!

I feel like I'm able to wear all sorts of different colors with my new darker, shorter do. I did my eyes in heavy black eye liner today using Loreal's HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner in Black Shock. This eyeliner is super creamy and goes on so well. You sharpen it like a pencil, but it's lot softer. It's described as a liquid pencil.

I swept Senna Cosmetics Pandora shadow over my eyes, and topped it off with Loreal's Telescopic Explosion Mascara. Have you caught wind of this stuff yet? The wand is not your typical mascara wand, it's a ball! It takes a few tries to get use to it, but after that you'll be a pro at coating your lashes lash by lash for a full, long look. It gives me a lot of length, so much that my mom commented the other day 'what kind of mascara are you using?'

I'm also rocking Revolution Organics Freedom Glow beauty balm on the apples of my cheeks and lips. This stuff rocks. It totally brightens up my look and skin. I carry it with me to work so I can apply it at the end of the day, when my skin is looking a little tired or dull, and my blush/bronzer from earlier is wearing off. I was a little hesitant to apply it at first, kind of awkward in it's huge tube, but once it's dabbed on your cheeks it blends really well, almost fool proof. I toss this in my purse as a two for one freshen up for cheeks and lips.

I topped my lips with Tallulah Glossary Mineral Gloss in Berry Godmother. I received this gloss in this gorgeous berry color and in Skinny Dip, which is a shimmery nude. With my hair a little darker, I'm digging it in Berry. This gloss is moisturizing and super shimmery. The packaging is great too, with fun 'kiss' facts on it. One reads: "A high impact kiss quickens your pulse to 100 beats per minute, who needs the treadmill."

I'm feeling like a new person, bring on the cold weather!

Tell me ladies (and gents :), what are you doing to change and freshen your look this season? It doesn't have to be drastic, even if it's trying a new lipstick, let's say, bright red, it can make you feel totally refreshed and daring. Leave me a comment and please, do share!

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.

Bobbi Brown - New Rich Color Gloss

Bobbi Brown introduces Rich Color Gloss: everything you want in a lip gloss-- and more.

Rich Color Lip Gloss offers the look and benefits of three products in one: the full color coverage of a lipstick, the soft shine of a gloss, and the luxurious feel of a balm. The modern formula moisturizes and conditions, wears comfortably, and lasts throughout the day without feathering.

Available in a range of eight shades: Naked, Ruby Red, Pink Raspberry, Merlot, Dusty Rose, Melon, Tutu, Pink Buff.

On counter and available for $20 from in October 2009.

Giveaway Break - Too Faced Lip Bronzers


Enter to win a set of Too Faced Lip Bronzers.

Leave a comment 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, or follow me on Twitter , 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 Wednesday, September 16th. I will randomly select one lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Lipgloss Break - Girlactik Star Gloss

I have never seen sparkle like this in a lipgloss! Girlactik Star Gloss is out of this world (pun intended). The sparkle in this gloss is intense, in a good way. The color is a light, light pink and super soft.

Read more about the start up of this brand and the beauty behind it, Galit Strugano.

You can find Girlactik Beauty products at Sephora, and you can shop on their website,

Lipgloss Break - TINte Cosmetics Lip Shine

TINte Cosmetics was created from a feeling, a feeling of a simpler time, a time we all cherished, a memory of pure innocence, the essence of youth and freedom....

This brand goes hand in hand with being girly. I recently tried the flavored Lip Shine in Double Bubble and instantly had a flash back to my first Bonnie Bell lip balm in Bubble Gum. The smell and taste are identical and made me feel like a little girl again!

The lip shine isn't too sticky and goes on as a pale, sheer pink. Not sure if there's a lot of moisturizing agents in it so I made sure to put on balm first, then the lip shine, and the color lasted awhile.

Lipgloss Break - E.L.F Candy Shop

Want a taste of summer to go? E.L.F. Candy Shop Lip Tins are jam packed with flavor. My friend and I tried out the Coconut Crazed and I'm not exaggerating, it smells just like your favorite tanning lotion.

Here's what my girlfriend Justine had to say about Coconut Craze: '...cute container and delicious smell, this lipgloss is perfect for anyone who wants to carry some Florida around in their pocket.'

Worth $2.00? I'd say so :)

Lipgloss Break - MAC Euristocrats2

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Lipgloss Break - Crazy Rumors HibisKiss

A must for my purse, car, and desk at work, is at least one lip balm, preferably with a hint of color to it. Crazy Rumor HibisKiss in Pearl has just the right amount of color to it and loads of moisture. It's the type of tinted balm you can put on without a mirror, goes on smooth and even. Added bonus: It smells like Hibiscus flowers!

Crazy Rumors background is a unique one: From Brooklyn, NY, Brian & Edie Himmel started Crazy Rumors in their kitchen in 2003. Their idea was to fuse fun themes & delicious flavors into high quality, natural personal care products...and they did just that!
All of their ingredients are chosen to give lips a healthy dose of super moisturizing kissability. They are 100% All Natural, Vegan and made with Organic Ingredients - an awesome combination to keep deliciously hydrated, without the use of harsh synthetics that can actually dry out your pout!

You can buy HibisKiss at $6 a piece, or all 6 shades and flavors for $30 (special offer).

Ingredients in HibisKiss: Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Candelilla Wax, Soy Wax, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Organic Natural Flavors,
Vitamin E, Carnauba Wax & Natural Stevia & Hibiscus Flower

Lipgloss Break - Do you know the Lipstick Queen?

Who's the Lipstick Queen? Poppy King of course! Inspired by the looks of the 1940s, Poppy created her first brand of lipstick when she was just out of high school. This Spring, Poppy King adds Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss to her collection.

Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss gives you the ultimate BANG for your BUCK this season, creating perfectly full, beautiful lips without any pain or stinging.
The idea of Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss came when Poppy King was reading an article about the re-creation of the The Big Bang Theory. “As with everything I read, see, touch and experience, I thought about how I could relate this fascinating information to lips. I thought of my theory, that the right ratio of shimmer to shine can create the illusion of plumper lips.”

With a little help from her chemist, Poppy created the perfect “illusion gloss,” working over two months to get each shade precise – and BANG – the perfect formula has arrived!
Poppy’s Big Bang “Theory” is: “Women spend a lot of Time* looking for products that maximize the Expansion of the lips. It seems like everyday there is a new lip plumping Creation, most of which are uncomfortable to use and end up in the Black Hole of your bathroom draw. I’ve taken all of my knowledge of the lip Cosmos and have put all my Energy into designing these eight shades of gloss for a Big Bang effect. Each shade has my exact ratio of shine to shimmer to create the illusion of fuller lips. So don’t waste anymore Space on lip plumper’s that sting – with the right formula, the possibilities for fuller looking lips and luxurious comfort are Infinite.”
*All shade names embedded in the “theory!”

Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss is available in the following eight shades:

• Time – shimmery golden nude
• Expansion – shimmery pale pink

• Space – shimmery grey pink

• Infinite – shimmery pinky peach

• Black Hole – shimmery deep wine

• Creation – shimmery rose
• Cosmos – shimmery ruby
• Energy – shimmery bright red

All Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss package illustrations are based on arts and crafts fabric textures and Copernicus and Nan Goldin photographs from the 80’s. Each one was hand drawn by James Bernard, who designs all of Lipstick Queen’s original package designs.

I can vouch for this gloss: Full glossy lips with no stinging at all. I tried this gloss in Infinite, which is a shimmery pinky peach. It's the most subtle hint of pink that compliments my light skin tone. The packaging is fun, it looks like a test tube, with a sponge applicator.

Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss (SRP $20) will be available at all Barneys New York stores, Space NK, Henri Bendel and online at For other boutiques and apothecaries that carry Lipstick Queen products, check out

Lipgloss Break - Cargo Timestrip Lip Glosses

Did you know that lip gloss, like food, has an expiration date? Once opened and used, bacteria is introduced to your gloss. Consequently, the product should be replaced nine months after opening.

Beauty innovator CARGO Cosmetics introduces glosses in packaging that incorporates cutting-edge Timestrip® technology. Timestrip® is a tiny strip embedded in the cap of the gloss. It keeps track of how long your lip gloss has been open.

This “best-before” date has become so important that European countries recently launched legislation requiring cosmetics companies to have a PAO (Period After Opening) time frame listed on their products.

But how are you to remember when you first opened the product? Most women have multiple glosses in multiple locations: purses, bathrooms, offices. It is almost impossible to know when each gloss was used for the first time.

Enter CARGO’s Timestrip® technology. Simply insert the strip into the cap of the gloss to activate. The Timestrip® window will start turning red, indicating the passage of time. When the nine months are over and the entire window is red, you know it is time to throw out your gloss.

CARGO Founder Hana Zalzal explains, “We are proud to be the first to offer this technology. Women can now be assured that their gloss is fresh and effective.”

CARGO Timestrip® Lip Glosses will be available spring 2009 .

CARGO Classic Lip Gloss ($22)

The same classic CARGO Lip Gloss formulation favored by make-up artists and celebrities is now packaged with a convenient Timestrip® component so you can monitor its freshness. What’s more, the iconic, award-winning and non-sticky CARGO Classic Lip Gloss formula is now paraben-free.

CARGO Classic Lip Gloss

Available in eight gorgeous colors:

  • DusseldorfShimmering Iced Amethyst
  • Venice - Sparkling Ruby
  • Alexandria - Shimmering Dusty Rose
  • Tobago - Tropical Melon
  • Big Sur - Deep Begonia
  • Cyprus - Sheer Electric Strawberry
  • Whistler - Delicate Peach
  • Luxor - Spiced Cinnamon Latte

I tried this gloss out in Whistler and really liked it. It's a soft peach with just the right amount of sparkle/shine to it. It looks great by itself or over a nude lipstick. I opened it exactly one month ago and the timestrip is accurately keeping track!

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!

Shopping Break - Bobbi Brown Free Mauve Lipgloss

Get a free, full size mauve lipgloss with your purchase of $65 on Enter MGLOSS at purchase.

This cool, neutral hue gives lips instant polish and flatters all complexions. Hurry - offer ends tomorrow, March 14th, or until supplies last!

Lipgloss Break - Three Custom Color Specialists Whisper Gloss

Every season, Three Custom Color Specialists chooses their favorite runway beauty trend. For Spring ’09, they were particularly intrigued by the seductively bronzed cheeks, smoldering eyes and moist, kissable lips at Donna Karan, Milly, Juan Carlos Obando and Carlos Miele. Inspired by this sexy look, the Specialists created WHISPER, a creamy shimmering nude with fine flecks of gold and bronze, which is available in both their award- winning sheer lipstick formula and makeup artist favorite creamy lip gloss. WHISPER works with the natural pink in your lips to create a soft look that is universally flattering.

I'm new to this brand and I've got to say, I love this gloss. This is the exact shade I have been looking for: a light bronze shimmer that I can pair with smokey eyes and bronzed cheeks. The gold specks in the gloss sparkle just the right amount when the light hits them. The gloss goes on smooth (some glosses with sparkle can fill a bit grainy on your lips) and is long lasting. Two thumbs up!

WHISPER SHEER LIPSTICK and WHISPER LIP GLOSS ($18.50 ea.) will be available in March at, toll-free at 888.262.7714 and at select boutiques worldwide.

Lipstick Break - Marina Cosmetics Review

Marina Cosmetics had all of their bases covered when they formulated their new lipstick and lipgloss. They included the finest ingredients to offer the best in lip protection. Marina Cosmetics addresses the fact that we are all exposed to sun, pollution, stress, fatigue and bad eating habits. This leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that when left untreated, can result in broken capillaries, lost of firmness and dryness. This is why they use Seaweed, yes Seaweed, in their products. Seaweed is packed with easy to absorb proteins, vitamins, minerals and lipids, which protect against environmental factors and ward off aging by nourishing and moisturizing the skin.

Marina Cosmetic products also include:

- Decreases wrinkle depth
- Prevents sun damage from sun exposure
- Boosts hydration
- Promotes firmness and smoothness

- Essentials vitamins and minerals

- Has the highest natural occurrence of Vitamin A
- Soothes, hydrates, softens lips

- Restores, conditions and softens lips

- Promotes retention of moisture to hydrate lips

- Anti-oxidants that promotes collagen synthesis and aid in cell protection

I'm usually more of a lipgloss girl, but their lipstick is so soft and hydrating, that I wear it all the time underneath my gloss (Coconut is my favorite). Their 5 color palettes are inspired by the colors of a sea-washed shore, ranging from cool neutrals to warm corals and pinks.

Marina Cosmetics are hypo-allergenic, dermatologist tested and paraban free. You can find Marina Cosmetics online at

Giveaway Break - Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Shimmer & Shine

Kiss My Face has recently come out with a Sheer Organic Shine (lipglosses) & Sheer Organic Shimmer (lip tints). The colors are glamorous - ranging from a iridescent Pearl to a deep, dramatic Garnet. Not only are they rich in color, but rich in moisture too. Made with organic shea butter and jojoba oil, these lipglosses soften and nourish lips too!

Kiss My Face is an all-natural body care company. From moisturizers to liquid soaps, shower gels to toothpastes, shaves to deodorants, Kiss My Face has products that are effective and good for you!

I will randomly select TWO lucky winners to either win a full set of Sheer Organic Shine (lipglosses) or a full set of Sheer Organic Shimmer (lip tints). Make sure to sign up, below, for your chance to win! You can enter up to once a day. For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list and/or post a link to this giveaway on your blog.

At this time, I'm only able to mail to US & Canada addresses. This contest will end
on Tuesday, February 24th. I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Lipgloss Break - Free Napoleon Perdis Gloss

Join the Napoleon Perdis club and receive a limited edition Protégé Lip Gloss (valued at $25) FREE! Offer ends March 7th.

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