Lipgloss Break

Signature 23 Skincare by Suzanne Stonebarger

AVP beach volleyball player and professional makeup artist, Suzanne Stonebarger, today launched her Signature23 line of skincare products. Utilizing a proprietary blend of 23 botanicals, amino acids and antioxidants known as Complex23™, Signature23 skincare products can be used on all skin types, but are particularly useful in combating the moisture loss and environmental impact resulting from an active lifestyle. Signature23 products are currently available online only at www.signature23.com.

Consisting of seven products, Signature23 subscribes to Stonebarger’s personal philosophy of recognizing that lasting beauty comes from within—and that what you put on your skin goes directly into your body. In addition to Complex23, Signature23 skincare ingredients are chosen for their ability to enhance the cellular metabolism of the skin and improve the lipid-water balance. The line does not include the use of fragrance, parabens, dyes, or sodium lauryl sulphates.

“I have been involved in every step of the production of Signature23 and am excited that it addresses common issues faced by those who have an active lifestyle,” said Suzanne Stonebarger, founder, Signature23 skincare. “Moisture loss and environmental exposure are two of the greatest hazards faced by people who spend a great deal of time outdoors. Signature23 ingredients target these specific areas. It’s also great for mature skin which often suffers from the same issues. I’m confident that Signature23 will bring out the natural beauty of any skin.”

A unique component of each Signature23 product is the personalized quote or “signature” included on the packaging. Encapsulating the product’s purpose, the quotes are designed to give the user a unique view into the philosophy of the line—that is, the connection between the skin and the spirit. Current products include:

Vita C Elixir – “Live with confidence…Love who you are and laugh often”

Clear Skin Elixir - “Take a deep breath and find peace in your day”

Ageless Elixir – “Find eternal beauty from within…That will last a lifetime”

C-23 Lifestyle Day Cream – “Establish a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime”

Peptide Tissue Recovery Night Cream – “At the end of your day…never forget to relax…
recharge…for a more youthful complexion”

Crystal Microderm Exfoliating Treatment – “Enjoy the power and beauty of youthful skin”

Botanical Cleansing Gel – “Life is full of beauty…see it…feel it…love it…and embrace it”


Lucia Tristao Designs for a Cure


Accessory designer Lucia Tristao has been greatly affected by cancer, having lost her father and two aunts to the disease. Determined to help find a cure through her art, Lucia designed a headband subtly adorned with a pink ribbon and secured with a rhinestone band. Lucia will donate 20% of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Awareness programs in the hopes of contributing to the cure. Lucia Tristao designs are sold exclusively at The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi.

On my recent visit to NY, I was at The Plaza and fell in love with Lucia Tristao's headbands and accessories. They are so Gossip Girl...I couldn't live without one. I've been hesitant to pick up on the headband trend because I have short hair and I didn't think it would look right.

I tried on Lucia Tristao's headbands at The Plaza and was surprised at how light they were. Normally headbands give me headaches because they are so tight and squeeze behind my ears, but these are super soft and gentle. They are loose, but not too loose that they don't hold your hair back.

The one I purchased is black and has a sequenced bow on it. I've worn it to work with a dress or out on the weekends with a tank and jeans. I will definitely be getting my use out of this. Next time, I think I'm going for an even bigger bow!






Total Beauty Break

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Ditch Dark Circles and Puffiness for Good

Use these expert tips to treat and camouflage your annoying eye issues the right way


When eye cream or concealer alone won't do the trick, you may need to look into other options when it comes to treating and masking dark circles and puffiness. Whether they're a result of genetics or lack of sleep, too much sun or alcohol, these tricks -- courtesy of dermatologist Dr. Heidi Waldorf and New York City-based makeup artist Tina Turnbow -- will help you zap them for good, and disguise them like a pro until they're gone.

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Walmart.com Launches Health & Beauty


Walmart.com announced yesterday that it has launced a wide assortment of personal care products online, including health and beauty items, diapers and over-the-counter medication, now available for home delivery at www.walmart.com/health.

Thousands of Walmart’s top-selling items from trusted, national brands like Neutrogena, Pampers, L’Oreal, Colgate, Pantene and Gillette have been added to Walmart.com’s online assortment. Customers now have the added convenience to shop online from the comfort and privacy of their homes, while saving on their favorite personal care products and more.

Examples of the new products added online for home delivery include: Beauty products (Maybelline NY, The Colossal Classic Volume Express Mascara, under $6), Diapers, Vitamins and Over-the-counter medicines.

***Giveaway***

To help celebrate this launch, Walmart is sponsoring a giveaway on Lipgloss Break! Enter to win a basket full of beauty goodies! The products are perfect for Fall and represent the new assortment on Walmart.com.

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, follow me and retweet on Twitter, or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day & spread the word!

This contest is open to US Residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, November 15th. I will randomly select the lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Haute Betts Liberation Bracelet



Haute Betts, the one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry line, has created the "Liberation" bracelet on behalf of the breast cancer month of October, to give women all over the world, a chance to aid and support mothers & daughters who are fighting to survive from breast cancer. This bracelet is made of precious pink shell circular beads to symbolize the never ending fight for "Action, Advocacy, and Awareness" in breast cancer. This bracelet is sold at participating stores and on www.hautebetts.com. Haute Betts will donate 35%of proceeds to The Young Survival Coalition.

This bracelet is even more beautiful in person! It's very detailed and unique. The pink bow is such a dainty touch and the coral-ish pink color is super girly. This bracelet looks good by itself or paired with additional ones.

Shopping Break - Too Faced Vintage Super Sale


From October 13-25th, Shop at TooFaced.com and save up to 75% off select Glamour Products.


Smashbox Sale at Hautelook


Smashbox Cosmetics is having a private sale on Hautelook. 50% off on your favorites from Smashbox! Email me at lipglossbreak@gmail.com for a free, private invitation.

And the Winners Are...

Bonnie C - Too Faced Lip Bronzers
MakeupGirl 21 - IMAN Global Goddess Bracelet
Smilefest - Annemarie Borlind Orange Blossom Energizer

Didn't win? Don't fret! There are still plenty of giveaways to enter!


Giveaway Break - Kohl's $50 Gift Card




One of my many guilty pleasures is watching The Hills on MTV. Lauren Conrad, star of The Hills, on the 'reality' show Laguna Beach and then left for the hills to pursue a career in fashion. She got a good start and just launched her own line at Kohl's, LC Lauren Conrad.

It's a contemporary lifestyle brand that will launch in the woman's department in approximately 300 Kohl's stores and Kohls.com this October. The brand will consist of apparel and may expand into additional categories such as footwear, jewelry, handbags, intimates and sleepwear. The line range from $20 - $60.

The clothing line has laid back California style, with long cardigans called the 'boyfriend sweaters' and skinny jeans. It looks ultra comfy and I think it will do well. I could see myself lounging around on a Saturday afternoon with the boyfriend jeans and boyfriend sweater on...how about you? What are your thoughts on the new line?

***Giveaway***

Enter to win a $50 gift card to Kohl's!

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, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents. The contest will end on Friday, October 16th. I will randomly select the lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Darphin Arovita C Energic Firming Cream for BCA


This invigorating, vitamin-enriched Darphin facial cream helps firm skin and fortify its natural resiliency to visibly correct first loss of elasticity of the face and neck. Arovita C Energic Firming Cream moisturizes and renews radiance while helping safeguard the complexion against environmental aggressors. Key Ingredients Include: Artemia salina, Carrot Protein, Noni Extract, Vitamins C and E. Darphin will donate $20 from each sale of Arovita C Energic Firming Cream during the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Price: $80, Available at www.darphin.com