Lipgloss Break

Changing My Look with the Weather...

The weather is changing, so why shouldn't your look? I just got my hair chopped and went darker with some low lights. That's not the only change. I'm wearing darker lipglosses and heavier eye liners. Why? Why not? It's the time of year to switch out your flip flops for Uggs and freshen up your look with trying out new daring things!

I feel like I'm able to wear all sorts of different colors with my new darker, shorter do. I did my eyes in heavy black eye liner today using Loreal's HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner in Black Shock. This eyeliner is super creamy and goes on so well. You sharpen it like a pencil, but it's lot softer. It's described as a liquid pencil.

I swept Senna Cosmetics Pandora shadow over my eyes, and topped it off with Loreal's Telescopic Explosion Mascara. Have you caught wind of this stuff yet? The wand is not your typical mascara wand, it's a ball! It takes a few tries to get use to it, but after that you'll be a pro at coating your lashes lash by lash for a full, long look. It gives me a lot of length, so much that my mom commented the other day 'what kind of mascara are you using?'

I'm also rocking Revolution Organics Freedom Glow beauty balm on the apples of my cheeks and lips. This stuff rocks. It totally brightens up my look and skin. I carry it with me to work so I can apply it at the end of the day, when my skin is looking a little tired or dull, and my blush/bronzer from earlier is wearing off. I was a little hesitant to apply it at first, kind of awkward in it's huge tube, but once it's dabbed on your cheeks it blends really well, almost fool proof. I toss this in my purse as a two for one freshen up for cheeks and lips.


I topped my lips with Tallulah Glossary Mineral Gloss in Berry Godmother. I received this gloss in this gorgeous berry color and in Skinny Dip, which is a shimmery nude. With my hair a little darker, I'm digging it in Berry. This gloss is moisturizing and super shimmery. The packaging is great too, with fun 'kiss' facts on it. One reads: "A high impact kiss quickens your pulse to 100 beats per minute, who needs the treadmill."

I'm feeling like a new person, bring on the cold weather!

Tell me ladies (and gents :), what are you doing to change and freshen your look this season? It doesn't have to be drastic, even if it's trying a new lipstick, let's say, bright red, it can make you feel totally refreshed and daring. Leave me a comment and please, do share!

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Sweet Way to Celebrate PINK

LaLicious figured out a sweet way to celebrate PINK. During the month of October, LaLicious will be donating 15% of every Sugar Kiss purchase online at www.lalicious.com to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.



Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette



By purchasing this limited-edition Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes, you are helping Prescriptives donate $20,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to find a way to prevent and cure breast cancer.


HLMN Weekend Roundup



The Beauty Chick takes a look a Go Girl's practical line of products.

Beauty Junkies Unite swatches of one of the hottest new nail polish shades, Jade from Chanel!

It's "Armani Everything" at Best Things in Beauty, where you can read all about the new Rouge d'Armani lipsticks and Crema Nera OMC3 and enter a giveaway contest for OMC3 ($185).

Denim Debutante talks about why she didn't go to Fashion Week.

"Match you nails to your emails!" Dell and O.P.I. at FeroHHHsh.

Kelly of Gouldylox Reviews sits down with Leslie Blodgett of Bare Escentuals.

Hot Beauty Health is giving you the latest jacket trends for fall!

The Informed Makeup Maven gives away her must have Napoleon Perdis essentials.

Krasey Beauty explores glamour's Gothic side with Illamasqua Dystopia.

Lipgloss Break is giving away Pure Silk shaving cream.

Check out review and swatches of Chanel Glossimers at Makeup4all.

theNotice tries on Fall's dark lip trend -- and throws some blue and violet into the mix!

Obsession Confessions of Glamour and Love has tips for dry hair and skin in colder weather.

Prime Beauty learns that thin is not always in, with hair at least.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Sicka Than Average wants you to dip into a sea of pink with these BCA-themed fashions and cosmetics

Visit our website for more information about The HLMN or how to become an affiliate.

Elemis 'Essential Beauty Secrets' Kit

To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month Elemis will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of their NEW ‘Essential Beauty Secrets’ kit to Breast Cancer Care, an organization that provides information and support, and campaigns for improved standards of care. Presented in a stunning fuchsia pink cosmetic bag, the collection contains four award-winning Elemis products, including the Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust ‘boob tube’. This kit also contains a 5 Step Breast Check guide to make sure you regularly monitor yourself for any abnormal changes.

Price: $95 ($222.00 value, savings of $127.00), available starting October 2009 at Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and www.TimetoSpa.com

Giveaway Break - Charles Worthington London


Side swept hair is in right now. Channel back to the early 90's swept your hair aside. Celebrities are pulling off this carefree look and so can you.

To mimic this look (at a fraction of the cost), prep hair with Charles Worthington London BIG HAIR Texturizing Salt Spray to intensify and draw out natural waves and patters. Then use BIG HAIR Full Volume Uplifting Mousse to amplify natural movement with incredible shine that also prevents static without flaking. Polish the ends of your hair with a shot of BIG HAIR Full Volume Ultrafine Hairspray to smooth away flyaways.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win Charles Worthington London BIG HAIR products! Salt Spray, Full Volume Uplifting Mousse and Full Volume Ultrafine Hairspray...all used to create the perfect side sweep!

Sign up 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 Sunday, November 8. I will randomly be selecting the winner and announcing them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!








LUSH Bubble Bars

With the cold weather quickly approaching Michigan, the only way I can really get warm is soaking in a hot bath. I've recently fell in love with LUSH's Bubble Bars. Talk about a little going a long way. You literally just need to crumble off a corner of a bar under running water and the tub will bubble up. My sister-in-law Melissa loves to use them for bubble baths for her kids (and the kids love them too).

After tailgating in the cold and rain for 7 hours this past Saturday I was chilled to the bone. I prepared a bath with a LUSH Bubble Bar and could have soaked for hours. The smell of the almond bar I used filled my whole bathroom and bedroom. Make sure to have a soap dish or little baggie on hand to put the left over bar in.

Starting at $5.95 a pop, I suggest trying it out. I would guess you could get about 5-7 baths out of it, depending on how many bubbles you like to have and the size of your bathtub. They're a great size and price for stocking stuffers too :)

Power of Pink with Shiseido

During the month of October, Shiseido will donate $5 to CEW's Cancer and Careers for every Luminizing Satin Eye Color in PK305 Peony sold.