Lipgloss Break

Shopping Break - Bliss Free Love Handler


Bliss must be in a 'loving' mood :) For the month of February, with any purchase online and in-spa you will receive a free Love Handler.

Shopping Break - Bath & Body Works





Contest Break - Win Juicy Couture Earrings at Zen Cupcake


Check out Zen Cupcake for your chance to win the cutest earrings ever...Juicy Couture Cupcakes!


Going to a Party this Weekend?


TotalBeauty.com goes over 7 ways to look gorgeous for the hot party you're attending this weekend. These celebrity makeup looks work for every occasion!

Brush Break - Sephora's Retractable Lip Brush


What a lifesaver! I'm a germ freak, and I hate sticking my fingers in lipgloss pots (how unsanitary!). Well, nothing is going to stop me from buying the latest and greatest pot-o-gloss. Sephora's Retractable Lip Brush ($12) is the perfect solution for clean and easy application for lipgloss pots. Since it's retractable, it leaves no sticky gloss in your purse or makeup bag. It's super slip and can easily slide into your back pocket. I never leave home without it!

Golden Compact Awards - Vote Now!


The Golden Compact Awards are the first annual blogger beauty awards. You can vote on the best in beauty in five categories: hair, makeup, skincare, body and nails. Favorites in each category were hand-selected by five of the most repuatble beauty blogs - All Lacquered Up, Beauty Blogging Junkie, The Beauty of Life, The Daily Cookie and The Daily Obsession—and then voted on by readers.

Vote Now! - http://www.goldencompactawards.com/


Valentine's Day Looks with Too Faced Cosmetics

Too Faced has the looks you’ll adore this Valentine’s Day with a variety of glamorous glosses and perfecting products in indulgent formulas everyone will fall in love with.

Luster Liner… Line your lips with the luxurious luster and multi-dimensional color of a south sea pearl. Created in four glamorous shades to create a variety of looks, these rich and creamy chubby lip liners perfectly coordinate with the ‘Girls Dig Pearls’ lip gloss line. Have him lustering after your lips!

$18.00, sephora.com

Heaven knows that no lady worth her country club membership would be caught dead without her trusty strand of pearls! Now, you too can be perfectly pretty and glossy to boot with Girls Dig Pearls, a lustrous lip gloss created using real crushed Sea Pearls, Vitamin E, and Peppermint Extract to soothe, soften and freshen your lovely lips. These are NOT your grandmother’s pearls!

$18.00, sephora.com

Create a mouth-watering glow with Too Faced’s newest bronzer, Chocolate Soleil. A combination of the natural, rich, seductive and skin soothing effects of real cocoa powder with the signature Too Faced bronzing pigments creates a delectable, deep tan that is never orange looking. The chic compact is nothing short of decadent and delivers mouth-watering color that satisfies any color appetite.

$27.50. sephora.com


Want a new, luscious look for Valentine's Day?

Follow these steps from Too Faced founder and Creative Director, Jerrod Blandino:

For luscious LIPS:

· Line and fill in lips using the Luster Liner Lip Pencil prior to applying Girls Dig Pearls (they were created to “go steady” together).

· Use the coordinating Luster Liner and Girls Dig Pearls for a multi-dimensional fuller lip look, or mix different liners and glosses for a rebellious fashionista effect.

For a radiant COMPLEXION:

· Apply Chocolate Soleil in my signature “W shape.” Start by sweeping the bronzer onto our Kabuki Brush from side to side. Next, take the brush up from the ear to the cheek, to the nose, to the other cheek and back to the ear.

· To contour, let the tip of the Kabuki Brush peek through the tip of the barrel with the metal slide enclosing the base of the brush. Contour under the chin and cheekbones to create a slim neckline and a thinner face.

· Swipe a little Chocolate Soleil on the brow bone to give the eyes a lift!



Lipgloss Break - Kiehl's Lipgloss Trio


Looking for something sweet without the calories? Kiehl's has a lip gloss trio that is Valentine's Day themed. The glosses have a neutral hint of cool tones which will complete any soft look. The trio includes 'Pink Rider,' 'Icy Everest' and 'Mahvelous Mauve.' It's $29 at www.Kiehls.com. Don't forget to add up to 3 samples when you checkout online!

Salon Break - Blow Dry Salon in NYC


You may have read on a previous post that I recently visited New York City for work. While I was there I had it in my mind that I wanted to get a manicure in a trendy NYC salon. I did my research and found out that Blow Dry Salon was one block over from my office, and they opened at 8am...perfect! I made an appointment that same day for 8:30am. I was in desperate need of a good manicure.

Blow is known as New York City's premiere 'blow dry bar.' The first salon opened in February 2006, in NYC's meatpacking district, and since then there has been one additional salon opened. In October 2006, they launched their own line of hair care products. The Blow Dry Bar offers, cuts, colors, shampoos, 'blow drys,' eye brow waxing, manis, pedis and makeup application. The decor was airy white and pink, which was super cute and so NYC. I loved that the hair stylists' stands weren't cluttered with junk, and the floor was clean as far back as I could see.

The manicure I received was great, although it was a little uncomfortable since I had to sit in a hair styling chair, and not a manicure table. I picked out Essie's 'My Private Cabana' for my nails and had to buy the color afterwords because I loved it so much. She topped it off with Essie's speed dry drops and I was out the door and on time for work!

TO DO IN NYC:
Get manicure from unique, ultra trendy NYC salon....CHECK!