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Clarins Goes Interactive

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Shaving Tips from Diane Wood

Warm weather is here (finally in Michigan!) and it's important that we take care of our bare skin this summer. Master Barber for King of Shaves, Diane Wood, offers women tricks to achieving their smoothest shave ever!

  • Shave at Night: Shaving removes dead skin cells and the superficial layer of the epidermis reducing skin's defenses. Try shaving in the evening to avoid exposing weakened skin to external elements.
  • Do it in the Shower: Warm, wet hair is three times easier to shave than dry. Therefore, try to shave during a shower, thoroughly wetting hair with warm water for at least three minutes. Also try to exfoliate skin before shaving to prevent in-grown hairs.
  • Use a Low Foam Formula Shaving Gel: Opt for a low foam gel such as King of Shaves Woman rather than foamy gels or plain soap and water which can rob skin of moisture, leaving it dry and irritated.
  • For the Smoothest Stems: Start at the ankles and shave upwards. Shave from the bottom of the ankle, gently gliding the blade up the leg, in one smooth stroke. Take extra and shave slowly when shaving areas where bone is close to the skin surface such as ankles and knees.
  • Be Flexible: Remember to flex the heel to stretch the skin while shaving to avoid nicks and cuts that often occur behind the ankle.
  • Bikini Babe: Follow the natural direction of hair growth to prevent irritation, particularly to the bikini area. Do not press too hard; let the blade do the work.
  • Up in Arms: Underarm hair grows in different directions; thus one must shave up, down and across. To prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs, pull skin tight with one hand, while shaving with the other. Re-apply shaving gel regularly.
  • Post-Shave: Thoroughly rinse any remaining gel from the skin. Avoid exposing skin to any potential irritants (i.e. lotions, fragrance or salt water) for an hour to allow skin's pores to close.


And the Winners Are....

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Collection - allygotts567
The Cure 24/7 -
Cynthia.Richardson, kleimanlaw, Cdmtex, NancyRobster, KKV14
Baggu -
Matternu
LashFood -
goodbye.goodnight
Huge Lips Skinny Hips - Houstonhottie and Austma7


Didn't win this time? Don't fret - check out these great giveaways that are still open!


Giveaway Break - King of Shaves


King of Shaves Pamper and Moisturize Shaving Gel is for legs that require extra hydration. This lightly fragranced shaving gel contains healing chamomile and rose to soothe and calm. I had the privileged of trying this shaving gel out and I'm very impressed with the results. It left my legs really smooth, knick and razor burn free.

Offering an intense moisture burst via King of Shaves' unique mDDS (microdual delivery system), a suspension system of micro-capsules that break up upon application and help hydrate the skin by directly delivering vitamin E and grapeseed oil while shaving, Pamper and Moisturize Shaving Gel leaves the skin silky smooth and moisturized. For the price of $5.99, it's definitely worth the buy.

King of Shaves also has Smooth and Sensitive Shaving Gel, which is for legs that need some extra TLC. It contains white lily to help rejuvenate and intensively moisturize skin. This gel is fragrance free and suitable for all skin types. It's also $5.99.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win King of Shaves Pamper and Moisturize and Smooth and Sensitive Shaving Gel!

Fill out the form below to win! 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 , just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, September 25th. I will randomly select one lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Freebie! EOS Sweet Mint Smooth Sphere


Everyone...QUICK! Sign up to receive your free Sweet Mini Smooth Sphere in the mail and be sure to pass it along to friends!

Free Shiseido Complexion Kit


Visit your nearest Shiseido counter to pick up your complimentary Shiseido Complexion Kit. Find the store nearest you!

Estee Lauder Virtual Makeover Tool


Estee Lauder invites you to play makeover with them! Check out their new virtual makeover tool.

MAC in High Def Collection



The MAC in High Def Collection is everything an artist or makeup aficionado needs to make a picture perfect face. The cornerstone of the collection is MAC Face and Body Foundation. Revered by makeup artists in the photography, film and fashion worlds, Face and Body Foundation has kept skin hydrated, smooth and satiny since it launched over 20 years ago - it's truly the industry's foundation of choice for a flawless face. Tjop off with Mineralize Skinfinish/Natural, this tag team foundation and baked powder works wonders by imitating skin's natural texture and tone, a must for HDTV. Rounding out the collection are four smooth and subtle shades of Lipstick, ensuring lips are coated in creamy neutrality, perfect for a close-up.



LIPSTICK
Close To Real Light neutral peach pink (Lustre)
High Def Mid-tone neutral coral (Amplified)
Sharp Focus Deep brown plum (Lustre)
Resolutely Red Deepened claret (Lustre)
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN


MINERALIZE SKINFINISH/NATURAL
Light Soft pale beige
Light Medium Pale golden beige
Medium Soft creamy beige
Medium Plus Tan beige
Medium/ Dark Caramel beige
Medium Deep Rich golden tan
Dark Deep caramel
Deep Dark Rich golden bronze
Suggested Retail Price $25.00 U.S./$30.00 CDN


FA CE AND BODY FOUNDATION
C1 Soft ivory
N1 Soft alabaster
C2 Golden creamy beige
N2 Porcelain beige
C3 Golden sandy beige
N3 Creamy natural beige
C4 Golden natural beige
C5 Pale golden honey
N5 Caramel beige
C6 Rich golden honey
C7 Warm caramel
N7 Warm bronze
N9 Deep warm bronze
Suggested Retail Price $32.00 U.S./$38.00 CDN


BRUSH
188 Sm all Duo Fibre Face Fl at topped, full circular brush
used for lightweight application and blending of any face
or cheek formula
Suggested Retail Price $34.00 U.S./$41.00 CDN
187 Duo Fibre Face Large full circular brush used for
lightweight application and blending of face products
Suggested Retail Price $42.00 U.S./$50.50 CDN


What's at my Desk? - Poshe' Potion of Youth & Cuticle Care


Whether you are back to school or back to work (or working all year round like me), a good hand moisturizer is key to keeping hands moisturized during the day and looking healthy year round. I in love with Poshe' Potion of Youth, and use it religiously throughout my work day. Even though my profession isn't 'hand model,' I still think it's very professional to have nice looking hands. I would never go into a boardroom meeting with chipped nail polish and dry flaking hands.

Poshe' Potion of Youth smells wonderful, but definitely not overpowering. It reminds me of a face cream that my grandmother use to use. I'm constantly sharing it with my coworkers. It doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy and I love the way it makes my cuticles look.

Poshe' Cuticle Care is my morning, lunch , evening and before bed must have. I apply it like clockwork through the day and has definitely made a difference with how my cuticles look. They are healthier and cleaner looking. I've also seen a difference with my nails, they look healthier and are growing a lot stronger.

These two items are parked at my desk (I have two Poshe' Cuticle Care tubes so I can keep one at home and one at work) all year long and give me a nice little beauty break to break up my busy days.

Giveaway Break - Avalon Organics Deodorant Spray


Effectively eliminate odor with just a few sprays of Avalon Organics NEW Deodorant Spray. Perfect for use as a traditional deodorant, an all-over body spray or as a room freshner! The 100 percent natural formulation relies on organic essential oils—free of parabens, aluminum, propylene glycol and artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives—to wipe out odor-causing bacteria while providing additional restorative and calming benefits.


Envelop your body and your home with the pure, clean scent of Rosemary & Peppermint Deodorant Spray; employ the antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits with the fresh scent of Clary Sage & Lemon Deodorant Spray; Relax with the calming aroma of the Lavender Deodorant Spray; and Rejuvenate your senses with the Grapefruit & Geranium Deodorant Spray. 4 fl oz., SRP: $8.95.


Available nationwide at Whole Food Markets, CVS, Target and fine natural food retailers as well as www.avalonorganics.com


***Giveaway***

Enter to win an entire collection of Avalon Organics Deodorant Sprays.

Fill out the form below to win! 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 , just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Wednesday, September 23rd. I will randomly select one lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!