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Quick Beauty Favorites

I've always been a fan of products that make my beauty routine easier and faster, but since becoming a mom, I worship these products! Here are a few that I have been hooked on...
OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go

OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go
The key word is 'to go.' I love this stuff. I've always been a huge fan of OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil but the 'to go' version is genius. Who wants to carry around a far of this in their purse, just waiting to leak or spill? This makes it easy to keep my cuticles moisturized during this miserable Michigan winter. I like to apply it before I put my winter gloves on, letting it soak in real good while I'm driving with my gloves on.
Benefit Cosmetics Lollitint
Benefit Cosmetics Lollitint
I can feel confident and get out the door really quick with this stuff. A swipe on both my cheeks gives me great color that makes me look ready to conquer the day (even though I'm probably running on limited sleep). The purple undertones mask redness in my face. I also use this on my lips as well, with a gloss over it. 

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm
Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm
Michigan winters are harsh on faces! We're currently in the middle of Snowmagedden and I'm pretty much snowed in for the next few days. My poor lips have been so dry being outside in the cold and inside the house with heat on. I recently received a sample of Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm and fell in love. I normally prefer petroleum based balms but this one contains beeswax and I love how it feels on my lips. It's not drying at all. Goes on smooth and has lasting power. 

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OPI Sheer Tint in Be Magentale with Me

OPI Sheer Tint in Be Magentale with MeI'm always keeping my eyes open for pretty, light nail polish shades for every day wear for work. I spotted the new OPI Sheer Tints Top Coats and had to buy the pinkish-red Be Magentale with Me shade. In the bottle, it reminded me so much of a fun nail polish I had when I was younger.

I LOVE this polish as a quick go-to polish that will go with every outfit. I've seen other bloggers put 3-4 coats on it to make it more opaque, but I like the sheer look with my white tips coming through (this is right after I had my son, and the prenatal vitamins were still working overtime...such long nails!). Pictured is just two coats over my natural nail. It's such a elegant, clean look. I use this polish all the time! 

What do you think? Do you like the look of this sheer polish? Or would you be more likely to wear it over a color coat?

Updated post: I can't find this color online any longer! Here's a close duplicate I found.

OPI I'm Feeling Sashy

opi im feeling sashyHappy Saturday! It's so gloomy here in Michigan! Here's something to brighten your day...more purple nails! My BFF and LipglossBreak contributor, Tina, swatched OPI I'm Feeling Sashy for us. So pretty for Fall!

OPI Gelcolor in My Vampire is Buff

opi gelcolorLast minute manicure! I ran to the the nail salon closest to my office in Chicago. 2Q Nails on State St. in River North. I normally don't get gel manicures in salons (my best friend Tina usually does them for me) but I'm in crunch and won't have time to do my nails before my brother in law's wedding this weekend!

I wanted to go with a neutral nude so it would match whatever I decided to wear to the rehearsal and to wedding this weekend. CND Shellac's pale pinks (check out my Shellac swatches) are all so sheer, so I decided to try out OPI Gelcolor. I love how the color turned out! I chose My Vampire is Buff. It's a creamy nude that will go with any outfit color choice. I've only had it on for a day so I can't report on the wear yet, but I will definitely follow up and let you know how long it lasts!

I love being able to not have to worry about my nails for at least a few days....Happy Friday!

The Man Repeller Glossy Box

I'm a huge fan of the Glossy Box monthly beauty box, but this month was especially awesome because it featured Leandra, from, favorite Winter beauty picks.
Instead of the normal pink and black Glossy Box, this one was a shiny silver and black. There's no feeling like opening a Glossy Box. The product possibilities are endless! Inside were 7 goodies...

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara - LOVE. This mascara contains 3 different volume fibers that create the false lash effect. I love getting small mascaras for traveling! 

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum - This treatment is suppose to tone and hydrate while controlling shine and minimizing the appearance of pores.

Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution - For daily use, this formula is suppose to condition and hydrate while nourishing your skin. Sounds like a must for this harsh winter we're having!

Narcisco Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray - I also love little perfume samples for traveling. This is a very flowery scent. More appropriate for a night out then every day for work.

OPI 'Can't Let Go' Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer - I want this polish in all shades. The liquid sand effect is so cool. Pictured below is one base coat and two color coats, and no top coat. It feels just like sand on your nails. It's a little odd at first but I got use to it after an hour. It's beautifully textured with two different size sparkle flecks, and long lasting. I thought it was going to be a nightmare to remove but it came off really easily with acetone.

Sebastian Professional Potion 9 - Not only did this make my hair smell like I just left the salon, but it made my hair look healthy and shiny. It's suppose to help restore lost moisture which again, is important during these dry, winter months.

Tarte glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick - This color screams 'all eyes on me.' It's a vivid red lipstick, including a blend of rich mango, avocado and shea butters. So not only is long lasting, but it's good for your lips.
You can subscribe to Glossy Box on a month to month basis for $21/month, or sign up for 3 months for $60, 6 months for $115 or a year for $220. If you like to try and experiment with new beauty products, this is a great program to join!

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.

4th of July Nails

Be extra patriotic this 4th of July and paint your nails red, white or blue! Check out some of these looks that Tina and I put together :)

Bottom coat: OPI Last Friday Night, Top coat: OPI Blue Shatter

Jessica Blue Blast

Jessica Scarlet (2 coats)

Bottom coat: Jessica Scarlet, Top coat: OPI Navy Shatter (Tina calls these 'Spiderman nails'!)

Jessica Blue Blast and ring finger nail in Jessica Superstar

OPI Kicks off Fashion Week with Lauren Moffatt

As if you need more proof that Tangerine is the color of 2012, OPI kicked off the Fall 2012 Lauren Moffatt show by using 'A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find' on the models. Loving this color trend!

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!

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!

OPI Samoan Sand at BCBG Max Azria

OPI has kicked off the Spring 2012 shows doing the nails for BCBG Max Azria this morning! Samoan Sand was used on models’ nails and toes. The nude look continues for Spring ‘12! Celebrity attendees of the show included: One Tree Hill stars Sophia Bush and Shantel VanSanten, and Happy Endings star Elisha Cuthbert.

OPI Black Shatter

My BFF Tina played with some OPI Shatter over the weekend. Here's a pic of how it turned out. I love it! She used OPI "The Color to Watch" nail polish, with OPI "Black Shatter."

OPI Texas Collection for Spring/Summer 2011

OPI comes “home” to the USA with timeless style in the Texas Collection for Spring/Summer 2011. Below is a rundown of the 12 shades, 6 of which have OPI's new groundbreaking 'sorbet-like' finish (see video below).

San Tan-tonio

A “honey” of a ten-gallon tan!

Suzi Loves Cowboys

But she loves this campfire chocolate shade s’more!

It's Totally Fort Worth It

A shimmery lavender grey that’s so worthy of you.

Don't Mess with OPI

A lean, mean, kick-grass forest green.

Austin-tatious Turquoise

Cowgirls love this bodacious blue-green.

I Vant to Be A-Lone Star

You won’t want to share this starry Texas-sky blue.

Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?

This Texas tangerine will be waitin’ for ya!

Big Hair...Big Nails

A rosy pageant peach.

Guy Meets Gal-veston

An “engaging” coastal coral.

Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em

A red-hot pink-red that deals a winning hand.

Do You Think I'm Tex-y?

A “berry” sexy bloom of Dallas dahlia.

Houston We Have a Purple

A galactic red-violet that’s ready to “rocket roll”!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - Part 1

Need some ideas for fun Valentine's Day gift ideas for friends? Or girlfriends (boys - I'm talking to you!)? Here are some great products and sales:

The best part about Valentine's Day is giving and receiving Valentine's Day cards! I'm loving Bonnie Marcus Collection cards, especially this one. Be unique this year and buy cards no one else will have! The best part: a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her products, will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other organizations promoting breast cancer awareness.Bath & Body Works is really promoting Valentine's Day this year, they have tons of heart-themed items. I fell in love with these PocketBac anti-bacterial gels. There are 5 different 'love' themed ones, and right now they are $5 for 5. I bought them for my coworkers!

You've hopefully read my review about Crazy Rumors Lip Colors, and hopefully entered to win the newest set of Brew flavors! Visit Crazy Rumors and enter code CRKISS to receive 15% off, valid through February 28th 2011. Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss collection is all natural and vegan, made with 70% Certified Organic Ingredients.

Is your Valentine a Glee fan (aka Gleek)? Check out the new Glee inspired OPI nail colors from Sephora! You can get the 6 piece mini kit for $24!

OPI Announces Beauty Bus Foundation 2010 Beauty Drive Sponsorship

OPI joins The Beauty Bus Foundation as Presenting Sponsor for the first annual Beauty Drive fundraising event on April 25, 2010, at The Mark for Events in Los Angeles. Beauty Bus Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free in-home beauty and grooming treatments to empower homebound, terminally and chronically ill people and their primary caregivers. The Beauty Drive will highlight beauty treatments from professional makeup artists, as well as manicurists from ROB|B – the nation’s first OPI Concept Salon.

OPI is delighted to sponsor The Beauty Bus Foundation’s first Beauty Drive fundraiser,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “I am a strong believer that nail lacquer color can change not only your look, but your outlook. Beauty Bus Foundation takes that concept to the next level and shows how a little bit of beauty can go a long way in brightening someone’s day.”

All proceeds raised by the event will go directly to support Beauty Bus Foundation. In addition to beauty treatments, the event will feature celebrity guest host Lisa Sigell (reporter, KCBS/KCAL), a silent auction, a hair show by Janine Jarman of BRAVO’s Shear Genius and an interactive gourmet brunch.

“We are thrilled to partner with OPI to present our first annual Beauty Drive,” says Beauty Bus Foundation President and Co-founder Alicia Marantz Liotta. “With the support of organizations like OPI that strive to blend beauty, community, charity and happiness, Beauty Bus Foundation is able to continue to bring smiles and solace to homebound, terminally and chronically ill people and their primary caregivers.”

Double Giveaway - OPI Pink of Hearts & DuWop Pink Shimmer Lip Venom

Two great giveaways from two great beauty brands, doing something for a great cause...

For the third year, OPI has created a Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise awareness of breast cancer during October. In 2009, OPI will donate $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink of Hearts is a pretty, empowering light pink - a color meant to inspire and uplift. Each bottle features a special pink-ribbon cap wrap.

The color is a staple ever women should have. It reminds me a lot of Zoya's Barbie pink. It's super cute on both hands and toes and stayed on a good 5 days with base and top coats.
This October, DuWop’s Pink Shimmer Lip Venom takes on a new meaning, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation’s Cancer & Careers program. Cancer & Careers is a revolutionary resource for working women with cancer, their employers, co-workers and caregivers that provides information and guidance for working women during and after cancer treatment. Featuring the same formula as the original bestselling Lip Venom, Pink Shimmer is infused with an extra sheen and light color, and is available at

This is a very glossy gloss, and gives the illusion of fuller lips. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that DuWop was one of the first lip plumpers on the scene, and in my opinion, the best. If you are normally bothered by the slight 'sting' of lip plumpers, or are hesitant to try them out because of the sting, it helps l to put a balm on your lips first, and then apply the gloss. The balm keeps the gloss from stinging but will still give you a fuller look.


Fill out the form below to win OPI Pink of Hearts and DuWop Lip Venom! 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 & spread the word!

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

OPI & Dell Partner

Color goes “digit”-al with NEW customized laptops from Dell in favorite OPI Nail Lacquershades! Featuring the renowned names and colors for which OPI is known, this exclusive partnership brings the ultimate color application to laptops. Initially launching a Holiday Collection with six shades, Dell will bring 20 more classic OPI colors to market and incorporate new offerings based on trends, seasonality and popularity throughout the year.

“Beautiful nails really are the ultimate accessory to any look,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPIExecutive VP & Artistic Director. “And now, with Dell laptops that coordinate with OPI Nail Lacquers, you can match your nails to your emails!”

The collection will launch with the following famed OPI shades:

Kyoto Pearl
Shimmery white satin.

Princesses Rule!
A bright sparkly pink that’s tiara worthy!

Up Front & Personal
A golden glitter you’ll really “sparkle” to!

Dear Santa
Please bring me this glittering holiday red!

Holiday Glow
Charcoal grey glowing with a touch of silver.

I’m Not Really a Waitress
A vivacious chianti red.

The color palette is Dell’s most popular option for consumer laptops, and the OPI partnership adds high-style OPI fashion shades to the color and artwork offerings available as options in theDell Design Studio.

The OPI color options for Dell Mini, Inspiron and Studio laptops will be available in the Dell Design Studio at first in the U.S. and later in other countries. Select OPI colors also will be available retailers nationwide.

Giveaway Break - Which OPI Color Looks Best on You?

Check out OPI's Try It On Color Studio at (click on the 'Try on this Color tab). Leave me a comment letting me know which color looks best on you, and you could win that color from OPI!

OPI's Try It On Color Studio allows you to virtually try on their 200+ nail colors to see which one looks best on you. You can even change the skin tone color and nail length to best match yours. You can read more about OPI's Try It On Color Studio in my blog post.

This contest is open to US residents only. On May 11th, 2009, I'll announce 5 winners on Lipgloss Break - so keep reading to find out if you're a winner!

p.s. 'Party in my Cabana' looks best on me :)

Nail Polish Break - Jet Setting Nails

I always seem to let my nails go dull when traveling. I hesitate to paint my nails before my trip becuase I don't want to pack nail polish (I've had it explode in my suitcase before) to cover chips and I definitely don't want to pack nail polish remover. So, I usually slap a clear coat on and then travel away.

It's a lot different when traveling for 2 nails can't be naked for 2 months! I tried out OPI's Nic's Sticks before my trip and my world has changed! Shaped like a pen, Nic's Sticks go on surprisingly smooth and provide great coverage and color with the standard two coats. They are airport carry-on friendly and don't keep me worried about leakage in my bags. I packed two light colors, 'Are We There Yet?' (fitting for my 34 hours of travel time) and 'Feeling Girly.' Both look great by themselves or with a french manicure.I also packed ELF Nail Polish Remove Pads for quick touch ups. One pad removed all of the color from both hands. Added bonus, they have a citrus smell and don't stink up my room! Another added bonus, just like everything else at, they are only $1!

OPI’s Try It On Color Studio

The OPI Try It On Color Studio is open and ready to please! An exciting feature of the new, the Try It On Color Studio allows a visitor to see what each of the 200+ OPI Nail Lacquer shades look like on her custom skin tone and nail length.

“The OPI Try It On Color Studio lets a woman try our newest shades, experiment with colors that are a little more daring for her, or find the perfect lacquer in a particular hue,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “We think it’s a fun way to play with color. But be careful – it can be addicting!”

For convenience, the Try It On Color Studio groups OPI Nail Lacquers by collection as well as by shade group, and includes Classics, Designer Series, SoftShades, and Brights
as well as the newest seasonal Collections.

The new features the latest OPI products for nails, hands, feet, and skin, plus the freshest trends in beauty and fashion. The site combines ease of use with sophisticated technology and a chic design, to deliver a user-friendly, informative online experience.

Leave me a comment and let me know which color looks best on you!