Lipgloss Break

Giveaway Break - DermaScyne² Intense Daily Serum

Skincare company AminoGenesis has created a product to harness the amazing power of amino acids - DermaScyne² Intense Daily Serum. DermaScyne² is the only anti-aging skincare product that delivers 25 key biological building blocks to the skin enabling it to replace and repair the skin's essential proteins as they breakdown to maintain a youthful, radiant and healthy appearance.

DermaScyne² Intense Daily Serum with Natural Moisturizing Factors is the newest, most powerful option to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other signs of aging. These precursers help support proteins like collagen and elastin as well as many other key proteins found in the skin.

DermaScyne² Intense Daily Serum with NMF also supplies the skin with the crucial moisture binding compounds found in the natural moisturizing factor. These compounds actually bind water into your skin for maximum hydration. In addition, DermaScyne with NMF delivers superior anti-aging benefits to keep your skin more youthful, radiant and beautiful for many years to come.

Sound like something you'd like to try? Enter to win!

***Giveaway***

Fill out the form below to win DermaScyne² Intense Daily Serum! 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!

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This contest is open to US Residents only. The contest will end on Monday, November 23rd. 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!



Get Ready...Set...Coordinate!



These are genius! For someone like me who lives in flip flops May - September these are a dream come true. SwitchFlops allow you to easily switch and trade the top straps to coordinate with your outfit. I wore these all summer long and switched the top strap to match my different bathing suits and sundresses.

Lindsay Phillips is the energetic inspiration and founder of SwitchFlops. Her idea for SwitchFlops came from a high school art project! Her strap designs are influenced by her voyage around the world on the Semester at Sea and her travels to Europe. Her motto is: "Change your look, not your sole."

The newest design features a Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon and 25% of the purchase price to breast cancer research.

I suggest stocking up on these for next summer so you are ready to coordinate!
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Time to Organize!

I finally finished switching out my summer clothes with my fall/winter clothes and organizing my closet. Now, it's time to take on my makeup. With the help of my fellow beauty bloggers, I reorganized my makeup, bath, body and hair products in my bathroom. It took approximately 5 hours....

Both Temptalia and Beauty & Fashion Tech suggested the sterilite containers you can find at Walmart or Meijers. Lucky me, they were on sale at Meijers. I bought 2 larger ones with a single drawer and 3 smaller ones with 3 individual drawers. I organized my palettes and brow kids in one large one, and in the other large one I have my shadows organized by shades and type.


I organized my foundations, bronzers, lip pots, mascaras, eyeliners and blushes in their own mini drawers. I also have a a mini drawer for tweezers, scissors, and other misc. beauty essentials.
I previously had everything semi organized in a pink and brown plastic woven baskets from the Dollar Tree (I heart the Dollar Tree). I moved these, along with fun pink Victoria's Secret boxes, to the lower shelves of my closet and have my bath and body products, hair products, sun care/self tanner and giveaway products stored in these.



I outgrew the dollar store martini glasses for my glosses, so I purchased regular glasses from the dollar store and organized my glosses in them by color (pinks, browns, sheers, etc.).


Here comes my favorite part. I got this idea from Temptalia and Bionic-Beauty. I purchased square-like glasses from the Dollar Tree along with small polished river rocks and pebbles. I put the rocks in the glass and 'voila' a brush holder and really cool, spa-like decor for my bathroom, for only $3!!!


I look forward to opening up my closet each morning and doing my makeup. I love the 'store like' feel to it and knowing where everything is! Not only did this help to clean my counters up, but it also makes doing my makeup in the morning more efficient since I can quickly find everything!

I'd love to hear how you organize your makeup...please comment!



Eve Pearl Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion


Eve Pearl will be donating the proceeds from the Pretty N Pink Eye Pallets now through October 31st, 2009.




LUSH Bubble Beard Contest

Bring out your best bubble beard! Nobody does bubble baths better than LUSH Cosmetics. And that’s why they are challenging you to an online bubble beard photo contest for a chance to win an entire year’s worth of solid bubble bars! Next time you soak in suds, mold a massive beard of bubbles, snap a picture (cover all private bits please!) and send it to us for your chance to win 10 bubble bars every month for an entire year – that’s 120 deliciously frothy baths!

Submit your very best bubble beard photo (or that of a loved one) online at www.lush.com/bubblebeards. The contest ends November 2, 2009 and the winner will be announced by November 6, 2009, so grab your rubber ducky and lather up!

*Read my review of LUSH's Bubble Bars!



Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies

Have you smelled the new Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies scents? There are 5 scents: Love, G, Baby, Music, and Lil Angel. So far, Love is my favorite. It's amazing. It's sweet and softly scented. It's creamy vanilla orchid base comes through in this scent and totally makes it my favorite.

The packaging for these scents are collection worthy. Little Harajuku dolls top each one. It's almost like decor for your bathroom vanity.


The Snow Bunnies's also recently got a new home. It's a snowy winter wonderland featuring new Uki Games, where you can compete for Kawaii prizes! This site is very well done: interactive and super playful. Follow @HarajukuLover_G for insider tips and prizes.


Giveaway Break - Pulse Yoga DVD


What is Pulse Yoga?
A basic yoga routine that introduces the Pulse concept of micro movements within a posture. Key areas such as abdominal, lower back and gluteous muscles are targeted. Alternating right/left pulse movements with free weights define and sculpt the upper body.

  • Apply the use of free weights in novel ways to basic yoga postures
  • Strengthen and tone key areas such as the abdominals, lower back, upper arms and gluteus.
  • Teach core awareness
  • Stretch chronically tight areas such as the hamstrings and hip flexors
***Giveaway***

Enter to win a Pulse Yoga DVD!

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 on Twitter , or become a Fan on Facebook, just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

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This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents. The contest will end on Thursday, November 19th. 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!



Shopping Break - Sephora Friends & Family Sale

It's not often that Sephora has a sale like this. Sephora's Friends & Family 2009 Discount Sale starts today, and ends on November 2nd. Perfect for holiday shopping! Use code FF2009 at checkout!

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Dwight Eubanks from The Real Housewives of Atlanta




Reality-TV hairstylist from the hit "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" TV show-- Dwight Eubanks-- recently shared some of his style secrets on a segment of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, which aired on September 9. Inviting Ellen and her audience into his Purple Door Salon in Atlanta, Ga. Dwight highlighted his must-have Design Essentials products to keep his high-profile clientele ready for their close-ups.

Chief among Dwight's recommendations for products to help obtain camera-ready hair are D
esign Essentials' shine boosting selections, including Design Essentials Stimulations Super Moisturizing Conditioner, Reflections Liquid Shine and Formations Styling Spritz to name a few. Design Essentials products help Dwight do everything from restoring his client's dry and damaged hair to maximizing shine without weighing the hair down. Photos below show the divine, reality-TV sensation in action!


Even Jamell McDowell, co-owner of Purple Door Salon is a fan of Design Essentials. Here, Dwight Eubanks applies Reflections Liquid Shine to Jamell's chic do for a luminous, healthy-looking finish.

Design Essentials Botanical Oils is not only ideal for hot oil hair treatments, but it is also a great body moisturizer as discovered by Mr. Eubanks.


Dwight Eubanks uses Design Essentials Diamonds Oil Sheen Spray to give his hair a fabulous shine.


Total Beauty Break

TotalBeauty.com
Top 11 Ways to Get Gorgeous in Minutes

Use these hairstyle and makeup tricks to shave precious time off your morning beauty routine


Who has an hour every morning to spend primping? Not us! Between jobs, kids, pets, workout routines, Facebook updates and significant others, there's never enough time to fit everything in. Here, we share expert tips for saving time on your hair and makeup routine -- now you won't have to sacrifice looking great for that daunting to-do list.

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