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Giveaway Break - göt2b Smooth Operator Collection

Every woman deserves to feel like a goddess: beautiful, pampered and alluring. Introducing the göt2b Smooth Operator Collection, three hair stylers that make hair sexy, smooth, and touchable, like a goddess.

göt2b smooth operator is the first expert quality styling line that provides invisible smoothing for luxurious, irresistible style to indulge your inner goddess. Spoil yourself and your locks with these decadent formulas and stylish bottles adorned with whimsical charms that embody a true Goddess’ philosophy of life: passion, luxury, indulgence, and poise.

So, unlock the inner vixen in you and live by these charming life lessons:

  • Charmed Life Lesson #24: Always indulge when it comes to shoes, chocolate and hair care! göt2b smooth operator Smoothing Hairspray (SRP: $5.99) is unrivaled. It holds hair in place, smoothes flyaways and frizzies, and delivers soft, touchable tresses.

  • Charmed Life Lesson #18: Know when to skimp and when to splurge–but it’s always more fun to splurge! Don't give up on haircare, göt2b smooth operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion (SRP: $5.99) makes pampering your hair so much easier. It protects, smoothes, and styles without weighing hair down. Shape hair, control flyaways, and shield against heat styling and harmful UV rays.

  • Charmed Life Lesson #36: The best gifts come in small packages. Every time you use this little bottle of göt2b smooth operator Smoothing Drops (SRP: $5.99) consider it a lavish gift for your hair; it smoothes the cuticle, silkens and tames frizzies with just a few drops. This weightless serum contains a UV protectant and shields against heat styling and future frizz; leaving hair tame and silky all day and night.

  • Charmed Life Lesson #9: To err is human- to have luxuriously smooth hair is divine! Awaken your inner goddess with the NEW! göt2b smooth operator Smoothing Luxury Mousse (SRP: $5.99) This soft as a cloud mousse banishes frizz and fly-aways bestowing a smooth touchable finish. Its velvety yet firm hold results in long-lasting glamorous locks.
See anyone familiar in the ad above? It's Allie Crandell from MTV's "The City." She's the got2b cover girl.


I will randomly select one lucky winner to win a complete set of the göt2b Smooth Operator line. 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, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, or follow me on Twitter.

For this giveaway, I'm able to mail to United States addresses. This
contest will end on, Friday, April 17th. I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Contest Break - Deva Curly Girl Challenge

DevaCurl, your premiere curly hair experts, are teaming up with, the leading online community for curlies, for a marriage made in curly girl heaven...The Deva Curly Girl Challenge!

This first-ever curlfest contest invites the female hair population (12 years and older) to "do the Deva 3-Step" and then write a paragraph about what they learned and how it changed their hair. The Deva 3-Step consists of:
1 - Cleansing wtih DevaCurl No-Poo cleanser.
2 - Hydrate with DevaCurl One Condition.
3 - Style with DevaCurl AnGEL.

The lucky grand prize winner will win a trip to NYC for a 2-night stay and one day of total beauty at the Devachan Salon and Departure Lounge. The original curly girl herself, Deva co-founder Lorraine Massey, will tend to the winner's tresses - as part of a photo shoot for Lorraine's new book on curly hair. Two lucky runners-up will also be featured in the book and will win $200 worth of DevaCurl products.

This challenge will run April 1, 2009 - May 31, 2009 exclusively on Be one of the first 50 to entries and you will receive a signature "Are you Straight or Curly?" Deva Curly t-shirt! Good Luck!

Sweepstakes Break - Sephora Shopping Spree
The Sephora Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

Enter for your chance to win a $5,000 Sephora shopping spree - we're giving away two of 'em!

How much stuff could you buy with a $5,000 Sephora Shopping Spree? That's 263 Shu Uemura eyelash curlers. Or 43 T3 hair dryers. Or 50 Go Smile teeth whitening kits. So clearly you'd be winning a glee-inducing pile of beauty loot. So how do you enter to win? It's so easy, just head over to, sign up for the newsletter and/or write a few product reviews. Click on the button for the full details. Good luck!

Get the details here

Freebie Break - Pureology Shampoo & Conditioner

Enter to win one of 1,000 sets of Pureology EssentialRepair Shampoo and HairCondition. In approximately six to eight weeks, the first 1,000 entrants will receive:

- EssentialRepair Shampoo
- EssentialRepair

Total Beauty Web Tour!

Meilily brings you Beauty Tips: How to Look as Fantastic as Cindy Crawford in the Latest Allure Photo Spread, with Meilily's top tips for looking healthy, strong, and beautiful.

The ladies of LA Pretty are massaging their derrierès with diamonds thanks to La Mer. Get all the details on this luxurious new product!

The Informed Makeup Maven looks at the Mascara Wars, Tarte and Stila's Primer and talks her fave lipglosses and blushes. IMM wants to know your must have blush for a chance to win a "Yes" to Carrots body scrub.

The Makeup Divas are giving away some MAC Sugarsweet products! So head on over and ENTER today!

Beauty Anonymous reviews Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++.

Beauty Junkies Unite recaps Queen Latifah's birthday party and shares makeup artist Sam Fine's tips to recreate Queen's beautiful birthday look!

The Shades Of U is holding an Easter GIVEAWAY Contest with MAC items as prizes! Enter to win!

Check out eye4style's favorite new "cheap thrill," Dove Go Fresh Burst Body Wash!

Erin of Scandalous Beauty presents a detailed guide to MAC foundations and concealers with no sugar coating or additives!

It's Finest Hour Week at Beauty Blogging Junkie! Click here to find out what hair and makeup products Amber recommends for promtastic gorge-osity.

Alison Blackman aka. "Advice Sister Alison" shows you how to make a ballet bun in just a few, easy steps!

Frappelattes features four patchouli perfumes - a Spring fragrance guide for all patchouli fragrance lovers out there!

Fabulous Over Forty shares what her Beauty on a Budget is this week, and it's a lot to choose from!

Jamie of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog cancelled her hair salon appointment and experimented with at-home color. Discover whether the money saved was worth it.

Boutique Flair's fab finds will help you achieve the smoky blue eye and nude lips look of spring 2009!

Butterflydiary gives away three pairs of tickets to the Hard Rock Cafe Clearsil Dance Battle Finale in NYC on April 7th! Plus you get to win Pimple Blocker Pens too.

Glossypink finds a foundation that will last through your Bikram yoga class!

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life got a chance to interview Cheri Keating from Head and Shoulders. Check it out here. And while you are there don't forget to enter their giveaway to win a home Galvanic Spa!!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Beauty Blvd. is giving away Spa Packettes so hurry and enter to win.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews a new tropical fragrance from Michael Kors and is surprised that she actually likes it -- read about it here!

Beauty411 is daydreaming of the fabulous French Riviera with the new Chanel Cote d'Azur Summer Makeup Collection.

Roop Café compares Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara versus Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara in the search for the most lengthening yet volumizing drugstore mascara!

Read about Lipgloss Break's Travel Packing List for India. Read up on all the travel necessities I brought with me to India!

beautymix Discovers Kiehl’s Essential Oils fun fragrances for Spring!

This week, Spoiled Pretty is hosting two fabulous contests. Enter to win Rodial Glam Balm Wipes. And don't miss the Oscar Blandi giveaway - one winner will receive Oscar's new Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner!

makeup loves me loves living in the fat-tastic lane!

Shopping Break - Smashbox Free Travel Set

For a limited time only, get a free 3-piece Smashbox Travel Set with any $65 purchase.


Travel Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
Travel Bionic Mascara in Jet Black
Mini Lip Enhancing Gloss in Go

Enter code TRAVEL at checkout.
Hurry up - expires April 12th. While supplies last. Not valid with any other promotion, including Let's Do Lunch.

Freebie Friday Break!

Thanks to Bionic-Beauty for finding these fabulous freebies. Also, congrats to Bionic-Beauty on her mention in the upcoming Ladies Home Journal magazine!

Walmart has teamed up with Eucerin and is giving away samples of Eucerin's Plus Smoothing Essentials Lotion. This is available online only. Click on the 'Get Your Sample' link to fill in your mailing address. Get your sample HERE.

Looking for a natural glow this summer? Jergens can help! Walmart has also teamed up with Jergens to giveaway a sample of Natural Glow. This is available online only. Get your sample HERE.

Quiz Break - How Sun Smart Are You?
Quiz: How Sun Smart Are You?

Get a perfect score and you'll be on your way to a skin cancer-free life

Sure, you may dutifully apply your SPF 30 when heading to the beach each summer... but how protected is your skin on a daily basis? Here, we test your sun knowledge to see how much you really know about sunscreen and sun safety.

Take the quiz

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!

I Made It!

I arrived in Hyderabad, India 10:30 am IST. It was a total of 32 travel hours and I'm majorly jet-lagged!

The first thing I noticed about India were the colors. Everyone wears such fun, vibrant, bold colors and prints. I love it!