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Shopping Break - 20% off Beauty Ticket


Visit the BeautyTicket.com and take an extra 20% off all items in the Pink Boutique. Use code: THINKPINK20. Offer expires midnight, Oct 31st. Happy Shopping!

Total Beauty Break

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The 12 Best Foundations Under $15

Get flawless-looking skin with these beauties from L'Oreal, CoverGirl and more


When it comes to foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, all the eye makeup and lip products in the world won't make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com readers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless-looking skin. In fact, there are plenty of cheapie products that will give you just that! Read on to see what they are.

See foundations

No. 12: Almay Line Smoothing Compact Makeup for Dry Skin, $14.78

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8



"It actually does improve the appearance of lines ..."

No. 11: Maybelline New York Pure Stay Powder Foundation, $7.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8



"First time in my life, someone commented on my 'beautiful skin' ..."

No. 10: CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Liquid Makeup, $10.13

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8



"I recently saw a friend I hadn't seen for a while and she asked if I had something done ..."

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Happy TGIF Halloween!


Happy Halloween All! I know it's not officially here yet, but I'm feeling the spirit of Halloween already. I have my pink bob wig on, bright blue eye shadow, and I tried out the Dashing Diva Halloween Nails. I'm ready to go trick-or-treating...too bad I'm at work :)

I hope everyone has a great Halloween weekend...Angela


Smashbox WISH Holiday Collection





A portion of WISH Proceeds will be donated to Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit that provides care and life saving research for millions of sick or injured kids.

Eye WISH Palette


WISH for the Stars Set

WISH for a Flawless Complexion Set

WISH for the Perfect Tools Set



Bath & Body Works Sale & Coupon

My favorite...Bath & Body Antibacterial Hand Soaps. They are on sale for $3 until Sunday, and they have the holiday scents! While you're in the store, take this coupon and get a free Anti-bacterial Pocketbac hand gel with any purchase. Happy Shopping :)

Halloween Hair by Celebrity Stylist, Danilo


Put together the perfect hair do this Halloween. Tips below from Pantene Celebrity Stylist, Danilo.



Betty Draper from Mad Men

1. Start by using the Pantene Pro-V Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner to help tame frizz and leave hair silky

2. Apply the Pantene Restoratives Frizz Control Ultra Smoothing Balm to damp hair

3. Blow-dry hair using a natural or combination bristle

round brush

4. Wrap big sections of hair around a 1-inch barrel curling iron, wrapping from root to end for deep waves (wrap the front of hair away from the face and curl ends under)

5. Part hair to one side and apply gently brush hair with a natural bristly brush to keep curls together (using a synthetic brush will separate the curls creating a more tousled look)

6. Finish the look with the Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Maximum Hold Aerosol Hairspray


Blair Waldorf ("B") from Gossip Girl

  1. Start by using the Pantene Pro-V Texture Shampoo and Conditioner to prepare hair for a healthy, textured look
  2. Apply Pantene Pro-V Volume Root Lifter Gel to damp hair from root to tip
  3. Blow-dry hair periodically flipping hair upside down to create maximum fullness at the crown
  4. Wrap large sections of hair around a 1-inch barrel curling iron starting at least 4” from scalp
  5. Remove iron and quickly twist hot section pulling it into a rope-like shape until it cools – this will transform curls into waves
  6. Brush hair out and run fingers through hair to break up the curls for a tousled look
  7. Give hair added texture by adding some small braids and twists throughout hair
  8. Complete the look with a headband, placing it 1-inch away from your hairline

True Blood (or Twilight) Vampire

1. Start by using the Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal Shampoo to hydrate hair for a good styling base
2 . Apply the Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Mousse to damp hair for lightweight hold and added shine
3. Blow-dry hair using a natural or combination bristle brush
4. Curl hair using a 1-inch curling iron wrapping hair from tip to root to create tight curls; for defined curls, hold each section of hair in curl formation as it cools after removing iron
5. Pull hair half-up starting approximately ½ inch above the ears and secure with a clip or bow
6. Apply the Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Frizz control Anti-Humidity Hairspray to hair keep curls smooth and frizz-free

Uhura from "Star Trek"

  1. Start by using the Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner to smooth hair and tame fly-aways
  2. Apply the Pantene Pro-V Smooth Serum to give shine and smoothness, and protect hair from heat
  3. Blow-dry using a flat brush with the airflow aiming down for a sleek, straight look
  4. Flat iron hair, directing the iron downward, parallel with face for more “finished” looking ends
  5. Pull hair back using a natural bristle brush for superior tension and smoothness, and secure ponytail at top of crown with an elastic
  6. To create the illusion of a bun at the top of the ponytail, secure hair with a hair-embellished elastic (available in multiple shades to match your hair)
  7. Complete the look with Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Maximum Hold Aerosol hairspray for reflective shine




Double Giveaway - OPI Pink of Hearts & DuWop Pink Shimmer Lip Venom

Two great giveaways from two great beauty brands, doing something for a great cause...


For the third year, OPI has created a Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise awareness of breast cancer during October. In 2009, OPI will donate $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink of Hearts is a pretty, empowering light pink - a color meant to inspire and uplift. Each bottle features a special pink-ribbon cap wrap.

The color is a staple ever women should have. It reminds me a lot of Zoya's Barbie pink. It's super cute on both hands and toes and stayed on a good 5 days with base and top coats.
This October, DuWop’s Pink Shimmer Lip Venom takes on a new meaning, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation’s Cancer & Careers program. Cancer & Careers is a revolutionary resource for working women with cancer, their employers, co-workers and caregivers that provides information and guidance for working women during and after cancer treatment. Featuring the same formula as the original bestselling Lip Venom, Pink Shimmer is infused with an extra sheen and light color, and is available at Sephora.com.

This is a very glossy gloss, and gives the illusion of fuller lips. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that DuWop was one of the first lip plumpers on the scene, and in my opinion, the best. If you are normally bothered by the slight 'sting' of lip plumpers, or are hesitant to try them out because of the sting, it helps l to put a balm on your lips first, and then apply the gloss. The balm keeps the gloss from stinging but will still give you a fuller look.

***Giveaway***

Fill out the form below to win OPI Pink of Hearts and DuWop Lip Venom! 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 and Canada residents only. The contest will end on Saturday, November 28th. I will randomly select THREE lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Nails to Die For...


Not sure what to do with your nails this Halloween? Dashing Diva Design Nails on the Go have Halloween themed nails, and they are to die for....

These fake nails are pre-glued press-on nails and last for up to two days of wear. This is perfect for Halloween events. Who wants to wear Skull & Bonz nails to work on Monday???

They come in 3 different designs:
Skull & Bonz - Midnight black nails accented with skull & bonz with a rhinestone studded eye, perfect for those sporting a pirate look this Hallwoeen
Treasure Island - French manicure goes black with dark diva attitude. Great for witches, vampires and cat costumes
Love Potion - Hearts and arrows adorn this classic, sweet, pink French mani. Good girls gone bad this Halloween. I'll be sporting Love Potion this Friday and Saturday with a neon pink bobbed wig.

You can find these at participating Dashing Diva nail spas and at all 240 Sephora stores nationwide until Halloween.

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.



e.l.f. Cosmetics at Target


News Flash: e.l.f. Cosmetics will be available in ALL TARGET stores effective November 1! With, $1, $3, $5, and $10 price points, these sleek black packaged cosmetics will be flying off the end caps before we know it.