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Makeup Break - Pur Minerals Eye Defining Pencils

Perfect for these summer months, Pur Minerals Eye Defining Pencils offer a gorgeous array of mineral colours to choose from. State-of-the-art, mechanical, self-sharpening, waterproof, smudge-resistant eye colour. Comes with a perfect smudge-tip applicator for blending and creating a dramatic, smoky eye. Glides on beautifully and resists bleeding even when wet. Never wonder where your eye makeup went again! Mineral Eye Defining Pencils wear all day without any creasing or fading. Oily lids have found their answer to crease-proof lining!

Pür-fect Use:
Turn the barrel gradually to expose only the amount of product necessary. Apply pencil with short strokes, starting from the inner eye and working towards the corners for a long-lasting effect. Beautiful above and below the lashes. To achieve a smoky effect, lightly smudge pencil strokes to reveal a softer, more sultry finish. Be sure to keep cover on when not in use
to avoid drying your pencil out.

Giveaway Break - DreamSacks PashBu Scarf

I'm so excited to announce this giveaway! Remember how I raved about the scarves I got in India? Well, no need to travel to India to get one - win a DreamSacks BambooDreams PashBu on Lipgloss Break!Me with my favorite scarf!


I will randomly select one winner to read a PashBu scarf, and the winner can pick their own color!

You can enter up to once a da
y. 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 and DreamSacks on Twitter.

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. This contest will end on Wednesday, June 17th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

If you don't win - don't fret - get 15% off at by using the code GLOSS15 (valid June 9th - June 23rd).

What is everyone getting Dad for Father's Day?

Has anyone heard of the PumpOne - fitness for iPhone or iPods? It sounds way cool. it's a portable personal trainer, downloadable right to your iPod or iPhone. Is your dad into working out? Or should he be? PumpOne FitnessBuilder allows your Dad the luxury of an at home personal trainer without accumlating a hole in his or your wallet!

The benefits of PumpOne workouts include:

  • A professional trainer who guides you through complete workouts with video and audio coaching using both male and female exercise demonstrations.
  • Each exercise image shows a start and end position that tells you exactly what body-part you are working.
  • A variety of already available and downloadable workouts focused on everything from abs and fat burn to yoga and Pilates to office stretches and lower back relief.
You can download the Fitness Builder for free for the iPhone or iTouch at You can also learn more about Fitness Builder at

Share your ideas for Father's Day in the comments section!

What's in my Beach Bag? - Volume V

I want these in my beach bag! Havaianas Glow in the Dark flip flops are perfect for summer nights - I will never lose my flippy floppies in the dark again! $28

In my efforts to avoid sun damage, sunburn and wrinkles, I've been trying to load up on sunscreen religiously. But what's summer without some color? I finally found a self tanner that doesn't smell like metal! Xen Tan smells delicious, and stays smelling delicious, throughout the day. The Transform formula shows color almost immediately and goes on pretty even. It's a daily moisturizer with the most advanced gradual tanner on the market. I have minor streaks here and there, but I think that it's impossible to be totally even with self tanner.

As always, exfoliate before applying and wash your hands after application!

Total Beauty Break - Pamper Yourself at Home
Skip the Spa and Pamper Yourself at Home

Find out how you can get professional-level results at home

Who has the money or the time to head to the spa or beauty salon these days? Not us. That's why we searched around for gadgets and products that would give us spa-worthy results at home. Check them out and be on your way to clearer, smoother skin, glossy hair and more, without making a huge dent in your bank account.

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Giveaway Break - Borghese B Gloss Lip Gloss

Borghese's B Gloss Lip Gloss accentuates lips providing high shine looks. Vitamin infused moisturizers deliver a soothing treat while our high style pigments add luminosity to lips. Available in Crème or Shimmer shades.

What it does

Long-wearing formula.

Vitamins A and E deliver moisture.

Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera soothe lips.

How to Use

Wear alone for a sheer natural look.

Use over lipstick for a glimmering accent.

How to Win it....


One lucky winner will win a Borghese B Gloss Lip Gloss in Fuschia. This color is a limited edition color and is already sold out at Bloomingdales and Lord and Taylor!

You can enter up to once a da
y. 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.

Looking for more ways to win? Follow Borghese on Twitter, check out their Community Page and become friends with them on Facebook for extra entries!

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. This
contest will end on Tuesday, June 29th. I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking - Good Luck!

Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour!

The stars came out for the CoverGirl/MTV Movie Awards event at Byron & Tracey Salon, Beauty Junkies Unite was there!

It's 3 Custom Color Specialist Week on The Informed Makeup Maven who writes, interviews and reviews 3CCS. Don't forget to enter IMM's MAC Pack and Diorshow giveaways, and follow IMM on Twitter.

eye4style has the scoop on Sienna Miller's totally gorgeous MTV Movie Awards hair! Get the how-to here.

A Beautified Life reviews Summer Shimmer makeup that helps withstand the summer heat!

Boutique Flair features makeup with wonderful waterproof magic.

Meilily is giving away an eyeQuatic waterproof summer makeup set from tarte!

Beauty Anonymous reviews La Mer The SPF30 UV Protecting Fluid.

Celebrate Shawn Johnson's win on Dancing with the Stars... click here to enter to win a makeup bag full of her favorite goodies over at Beauty in Real Life.

Fabulous Over Forty discusses mens skincare needs and products.

Beautè Noire discovered the perfect anti-oxidant and moisture-rich SPF body lotion for summer!

Beauty Banter gives you the EXCLUSIVE step-by-step with top celeb stylist for creating spring's hottest hair 'do: the messy ballerina bun. Includes images of each step!

Neon Bible tries out the best. moisturizer. ever. And guess what? It's cheap, too!

Addicted to Lipstick shows us How to Depot MAC Eyeshadows and Make Your Own Eyeshadow Palette using a candle.

Image and Style News Dishes on the Hottest Makeup and Hairstyles at the 2009 Mtv Movie Awards.

Maria at Beauty Is Within highlights a natural skin care company that gives back to the community.

It's almost summer.... time to wear those fun and fearless nail shades...Barielle has a unique line of colors that will last all summer long--"Driven" is my fave! Time to choose yours!!.

Enter for a chance to win one of two Men's Essential Kits by The Skin by Monica Olsen over at The Makeup Divas, but hurry contest ends soon!

Kyle at Face CandyBuff'd Cosmetics Mineral Foundation.

Alison aka. "Advice Sister Alison" of the Advice Sisterswas inspired by the ballerinas she saw at the American Ballet Theater and shows you how to make a ballet bun..

LA Pretty is giving away Redken's brand new overnight treatment to two lucky readers. Get the all the details here.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews Caudalie Premieres Vendages Moisturizing Cream, an antioxidant-rich moisturizer that works for all skin types!

Hot Beauty Health shows you several different hair style looks for summer and 10 Fab beauty brands for summer 2009.

Lipgloss Break has 2 great giveaways this week - Enter to win KISS Everlasting French Nail Kits and David Babaii WildAid Shampoo & Conditioner!

Butterflydiary gives you the rich, mysterious looks of YSL's Fall Palettealready!

Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog reviews Prescriptives' NEW mineral makeup.

My Makeup Blog did a prom makeover for one reader!

Top 20 Do's & Don'ts

Here are Glamour Magazine's Top 20 Do's & Don'ts in 2 words or less:

1. Use SPF
2. Blend makeup
3. Exfoliate weekly
4. Trim regularly
5. Sleep Enough
6. Curl lashes
7. Experiment
8. Spritz lightly
9. Shape brows
10. Be confident

1. Tan
2. Squeeze it
3. Clump lashes
4. Cover freckles
5. Share makeup
6. fight curls
7. Pick polish
8. Overbronze
9. Overpluck
10. Overanything

Have your own? Leave it in the comments!

Travel Break - My Travel Necessities

It takes 28 hours of travel time to get from Detroit MI to Hyderabad India. On the way back home from India I traveled alone, and surprisingly, I didn't get lost during any of my layovers.

Besides the on flight movies (I watched Bride Wars, and the first half of Vicky Christina Barcelona, also great) and The Other Boleyn Girl novel, here are the things that helped me survive my 28+ hours of traveling:

- Water! Once through security at every airport I made a point to buy a huge jug of water. Airplanes are very dry which requires us to drink more water to stay hydrated.

- TriDerma MD Advanced Skin Healing - My skin feels like sandpaper when traveling, especially from the increased use of antibacterial gel to ward off all of the germs. I made sure to pack TriDerma MD in my purse and used it on my hands after every antibacterial or hand w
ash. This Extreme Dryness PLUS lotion came in handy while in India. The dry heat took a toll on my skin, and after seeing how well it worked on my elbows, knees and feet during my visit in India, I made sure to put it in my purse for my journey home. At 2.2 ounces, this unscented lotion makes the cut for my carry on.

TriDerma MD is medical strength and contains genuine virgin organic aloe. It provides fast healing relief for very dry, chapped skin and helps soothe chafing, itching and burning.

- My latest favorite accessory, my pashmina – in India, it’s 115 degrees Fahrenheit, so one would think that short sleeves and shorts are common. India is a very conservative dressing country, for many different reasons, including religion, and I wanted to be respectful when out in the community. When wearing a tank top and short sleeves, I would bring along my baby blue pashmina, which I picked up at an outdoor market stall in Darjeeling for 150 rupees ($3 USD). I became obsessed. Who knew I would find a scarf useful in extreme dry heat. At night it was the perfect cover up, and I brought it into the office and out to restaurants to keep myself warm from the cold air condition.

These scarves are readily available for purchasing (not without bargaining of course) in every area of India. I bought about 30 total for female friends and family for souvenirs. They fold up nicely and it fit perfectly in my purse for the cold plane rides.

Scarves have been ‘in’ for awhile now, but a pashmina take it to the next level. Check out DreamSacks Bamboo Dreams “PashBu”, which is identical to some of the ones that I purchased in India. They can be worn as shawl (see pic on

right) and as a wrap and around the neck (see left pic) to help keep you warm and stylish. I have a black PashBu and it goes with pretty much all of my outfits. Made from 100% Viscose from Bamboo, this scarf is very soft and cozy.

Shopping Break - Bobbi Brown Summer Shopping Event

Bobbi Brown is having a special online Summer Shopping Event - take 25% off your favorite Bobbi Brown products! In addition, proceeds from each purchase will support Bobbi Brown Cosmetics $10,000 donation to Dress for Success - an organization that provides women with the tools and confidence they need to succeed. Also, free standard shipping on any order over $60. Event is from June 9th-11th.