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And the Winner is...

Vicki (singermagic1)! Congratulations - You won the Noah's Naturals Skincare giveaway!

Shopping Break - Free 7-Piece Clinique Gift

Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour!

The Informed Makeup Maven covers the beauty show in New York. Hot exclusives!

Beauty411 is loving the new Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection. Check it out here!

Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog review the No. 1 best fitting jeans in America.

Read all about the new Sebastian collaboration with designer Charlotte Ronson at eye4style!

Fabulous Over Forty takes advantage of Recessionista Tuesday at Ted Gibson Salon.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is head over heels for this new drugstore foundation!

It's a Mother's Day Giveaway! Enter to Win at Lipgloss Break!

There's still time to enter Makeup Files' huge anniversary giveaway worth over $100.

Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee is kind of tired of flat hair and is wanting more curl, volume, and bounce. Find out how she does it.

2009 Prom Hairstyles and Hair Trends- Image and Style News

How to Get Rid of Raccoon Eye Makeup With Shadow Shields- Addicted to Lipstick

Boutique Flair is giving away swag from PRIIA Cosmetics and 3 copies of The A-List Playbook!

Alison of The Advice Sistersis loving Rusk hair appliance that are good for the planet and help you "go green" without spending a lot of "green" to be beautiful!.

Beauty Anonymous brings you Jill Stuart Summer 2009 Makeup Collection.

The Makeup Divas reviews Prescriptives Mineral Bronzer in Warm.

MissWhoever You Are takes it way back with fake nails, only this time it ACTUALLY LOOKS GOOD! See which brand has got the magic touch.

Neon Bible's new male writer reviews body washes for guys.

Glossypink tells you how to get the gorgeous Charlize Theron's makeup!

Suzanne at The Beauty Blog loves Avon Magix Face Perfector especially the new tinted version.

Mineral Makeup Reviews checks out Seriesse Mineral Makeup.

RN Guide to Skin Care reviews the best Dry Skin Care Products.

LA Pretty isgiving away Jonathan Product Finish Control Hairspray to one lucky reader. It could be you!

Meilily brings you Beauty & Science, breaking down the latest scientific study showing that Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum does work!

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life share David Babaii's secrets for great summer hair. Check them out here!

Nicky Hilton cuts her hair and dishes *exclusively* to Beauty Banter about the new 'do!

Hot Beauty Health says Aveeno's Positively Ageless Warming Scrub is the new secret to women's beauty.

This past weekend, Daneen from Spoiled Pretty attended a MAC Master Class. Click here for her review...and learn how to replicate on-trend looks, using the products and techniques employed by MAC pro artists!

See what all the buzz is about and enter for a chance to win a tube of Ôscillation Vibrating Powermascara.

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 :)

Total Beauty Break - Best Advice from Mom
Best Advice We Got from Mom

Our favorite beauty tips from -- yeah, we said it

Ever since we watched our mothers get ready for a night out (and snagged a bit of lipstick and eye shadow when they weren't looking), they've been sharing beauty tricks. From fighting wrinkles to looking gorgeous with or without makeup, we must admit we've learned a lot (see Mom, we were listening!). And even though "a lady never tells," we couldn't resist sharing our favorite gems of advice.

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Makeup Brush Break - EcoTools Retractable Kabuki brush

This brush is a must for traveling gals. EcoTools Retractable Kabuki brush has been my staple as I've been traveling throughout India. This brush had me at 'retractable!' It sets my powder & bronzer beautifully, and feels like silk on my skin.

This earth-friendly powder brush also shows respect for the planet:
- Retractable case is made from Recycled Aluminum
- Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free

EcoTools are also very reasonably priced as far as makeup brushes go. See? A perfectly guilt free purchase! Check out the website for the retailer nearest you.

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

Lipgloss Break's Guest Appearance!

Check out the Shop it to Me Blog for my take on the word 'Trend!' It's my first 'guest blogger appearance!'

Thanks for including me Shop it to Me!

Giveaway Craziness!

Let's keep things straight!

Noah's Naturals Skincare Line - Today is the last day to enter!

Belli Skincare's Motherhood Essentials Kit - ends on Mother's Day Cheetah ring - ends on Mother's Day

Also, don't forget to follow me on Twitter to be the first to find out about giveaways. When I reach 200 followers (I'm currently at 180) I will randomly select one follower to win a beauty prize pack. Pass it on!

Total Beauty Break - Don't forget the Sunscreen!
The Best and Worst Sunscreens

See which products will prevent your skin from looking lobster-like all summer long

Whether we like it or not, sunscreen is a must for all of us. And according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D. of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY, we need "an SPF of at least a 15 daily." No one wants to spend all summer slathering on sunblock, but with these reader favorites maybe it wont seem like such a chore.

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No. 14: Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel, $45 average member rating: 6*

Why: Readers complain that it "is too orange" and "the brush bristles break off and shed..."

No. 3: Philosophy A Pigment Of Your Imagination SPF 18, $30 average member rating: 5.5*

Why: Readers didn't like the "thick and sticky" formula and hue, which "turns my skin yellowish and made me look like I was sick..."

The Best: No. 14: Dermalogica Super Sensitive Face Block SPF 30, $40.50 average member rating: 9.2*

Why: Readers like that it is SPF 30 and that it is "not greasy, doesn't clog pores or cause breakouts."

Want to see the rest of the list? Click here!