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November is National Healthy Skin Month

The American Academy of Dermatology has designated November as National Healthy Skin Month. In honor of this, I'll be highlighting different skin care products, for body and face, all month. If there are any that you are specifically interested in, let me know in the comments, and if I've never tried it, I'll reach out to my fellow beauty blogger friends to see if they have feedback on it.

Take care of your skin ladies!

Giveaway Break - Maybelline Great Lash Big Gift Pack

'Maybe she's born with it...maybe it's Maybelline.' Probably one of the most catchiest makeup slogans ever!

Check out this behind-the-scenes sneak peak at Maybelline's new commercial for Great Lash Big (same formula, bigger brush)! The Great Lash Big mascot trekked the streets of NYC to find charismatic, aspiring women to make a big impression and appear in the Great Lash Big Gig.


Comment below to win a Maybelline Gift Pack filled with Great Lash Big and other Maybelline NY Products ($75 value!). Leave a comment on this post to enter. 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 your extra entries in the comments.

This contest is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, November 20th. I will randomly select one lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Total Beauty Break
Hot Celebrity Hairstyle Trend: Twists

From tight knots to loose coils, these hairstyles put a new twist on practical elegance

"The Twist" is more than just a popular 60s dance. It's also a look practically anyone can wear. So check out this celebrity hairstyle that's fun to sport and so easy to copy.

See hairstyles

Clarins is on Facebook

Clarins has finally joined the cult known as a Facebook :)

Become a fan of the Clarins Facebook page by Sunday, November 8th, and you'll be able to find out about an exclusive treat just for official Clarins fans.

NARS Cosmetics used on MAD MEN Set

Lana Horochowski, Department Head of Makeup for Mad Men, loves using NARS on the cast-members of Mad Men. “I love, love, LOVE the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils because they are long-lasting and give that perfect matte finish that is so authentic to the time period,” says Lana. “In the past, we used mostly cream cheek color because that was used in the period. Since powder blush was invented in 1963, we were finally able to throw it in for this season!” Below are details on what Lana has used to create the looks for January Jones’ Betty Draper and Christina Hendricks’ Joan Harris. Please let me know if you have any questions and be sure to tune in this season to see the classic makeup looks that Lana continues to perfect with NARS!

Betty Draper (January Jones):

“January’s character Betty wears NARS Madrague Duo Eyeshadow in almost every scene when she is at home. “It’s a staple,” explains Lana, “but when she goes out, we spice it up with color.” To add emphasis to her eyes, Lana adds NARS Heart Of Glass Eyeshadow. For her lips, she uses NARS Calliope Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. “I also love Barbarella Lipstick on January because it’s perfect for her every day look.” For blush, try NARS Penny Lane Cream Blush, NARS Gueule de Nuit Cream Blush, and NARS Gilda Powder Blush!

Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks):

“For Christina’s sexy Joan I love the bold colors of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in Dolce Vita, Red Square, Sex Machine, and Forbidden Red.” Lana also uses NARS Heat Wave Lipstick and NARS Jungle Red Lipstick! For her eyes, she uses NARS Madrague Duo Eyeshadow and NARS Fez and Bali Single Eyeshadows. “With Christina's peaches and cream complexion” Lana explains, “she looks great in NARS Gueule de Nuit Cream Blush, as well as NARS Dolce Vita, Gilda, and Gina Powder Blush.”

Shop The Skinny!

The Skinny launched today with it's first online skin care sample sale for International Orange. Similar to other sample sale sites, you need an invitation to's one from Lipgloss Break.

I'm digging that you can purchase spa services and I hope that there will be some in my area.

The Skinny goes beyond big discounts. Led by Fornes, a licensed aesthetician, the Skinny's expert team produces entertaining and educational brand and product videos that quickly highlight each solution's science and efficacy. "Education is a big focus for us, but skin care should be fun too! Our video content communicates the science behind the products in an approachable, interactive way," said Fornes.

The Skinny will also deliver personalized product recommendations, based on your skin type (oily, dry, etc.), skin concerns (aging, acne, etc.) and product preferences (natural, organic, pregnancy-safe). Beyond the website, The Skinny's team of skin health experts share tips and answer questions on Facebook and Twitter (@shoptheskinny).

Kiehl's Imperial Body Balm

Treat your skin good this winter. Snow flurries are in the forecast for my area today and tomorrow which means winter is officially here...bring on the dry skin.

I moisturize every morning after my shower. I'm constantly trying new lotions and potions, trying to find the ones that keep my skin smooth all day...
A body balm that I am extremely impressed with is Kiehl's Imperial Body Balm. This body balm looks like a huge tub of butter! It's thick, bright yellow in color, and is lightly scented (light cocoa-honeyish scent).

It's super thick and goes on smooth. It takes a few more seconds than normal lotion to rub in, but to me, that means its working extra hard. Here are some other fun facts about this balm:
  • Inspired by old-world Russian herbal remedies
  • Deeply hydrates, regenerates, and comforts extremely dry, lackluster skin
  • Accelerates cell turnover with Honey and Fruit Glycolic Acids to immediately reveal a new skin softness and radiance
  • High levels of antioxidant-rich butters help protect skin from environmental damage
An 8 oz. jar retails at $42 on It's pricey, but since it's so thick a little goes a looong way, and this whole tub could last all winter.

Kenzo Friends & Family Sale Event

Kenzo is staring November off right with their annual Friends and Family Event! From November 2nd to November 9th you can receive 25% off your purchase at with the code: 09FAMILY. Happy Shopping!

Giveaway Break - ckfree Fragrance

Inspired by the spirit of the modern, independent man who lives every day to the fullest, ckfree is an aromatic warm woody fragrance, unexpectedly fresh, yet casual and distinctly masculine. It opens with an invitation to free the mind with absinthe as a featured note. The journey continues with an unusual spiciness in the heart and winds it's way through sensual wood notes offering confidence and depth.

Key Ingredients:
top: thailand star anise, jackfruit, absinthe juniper berry
mid: suede, tobacco leaves, coffee absolute, south african buchu
dry: patchouli absolute, oakwood, texan cedarwood, costa rican ironwood

The bottle conveys the free spirited nature of the brand and iconic ck simplicity. A slip profile with masculine beveled edges and various angles create a sense of movement. the color palette for the bottle reflects an array of blues, drawn from the sky, ocean, trees and the earth. unpretentious and easy.


Fill out the form below to win a bottle of ckfree! Hey! Men need to take Lipgloss Breaks too :)

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!

Retweet @lipglossbreak ckfree fragrance giveaway!

This contest is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Thursday, December 3rd. 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!

Origins offers Free illy Espresso, Free GinZing and Free Gifts!

Origins and illy caffé are inviting the people of New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boca Raton and Dallas to stop by select Origins retail stores for an energizing pick-me-up on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th! Origins invites you to enjoy the following (with no purchase necessary!):

· FREE shot of illy espresso

· FREE sample of Origins new GinZing™ Refreshing eye cream (with Caffeine)

· FREE “Eye-Opening” Mini-Facial

· FREE makeup application

· Chance to win the Wake Up & Win Sweepstakes

To keep you bright-eyed and energized for weeks to come, Origins is giving away gift bags containing a three week supply of GinZing™ Refreshing eye cream and illy espresso, while supplies last.

Events will be held in the following locations:

New York, NY (opening at 8am)

Flatiron: 175 Fifth Avenue (

SoHo: 402 West Broadway

Upper West Side: 2327 Broadway

Grand Central: 62 Grand Central Terminal

Los Angeles, CA (opening at 9am)

South Coast Plaza: 3333 Bristol Street

San Francisco, CA

Embarcadero Center: One Embarcadero Center

San Francisco Centre: 865 Market Street

Boca Raton, FL (opening at 9am)

Town Center at Boca Raton: 6000 Glades Road

Dallas, TX (opening at 9am)

Southlake Town Square: 1426 Civic Place