Lipgloss Break

Viva Las Vegas!


And....I'm off!

Leaving for Las Vegas tonight. Long weekend girls trip, so excited! I spent a good 3 hours total packing. I'm a horrible packer, but a girl needs to be prepared! In my suitcase arsenal of beauty goods I included:
  • Holllywood Fashion Tape! I told my girlfriends ahead of time that I had them covered for the trip! Not just the tape, but Hollywood Squares to help remove deodorant stains, Hollywood Touch Ups to remove unwanted lint and fuzz from our clothing, and the Hollywood Compact Mirror with a light so I can touch up in the dark clubs.
  • ProSilk's Blue Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron - Oh, how I love this iron. It heats up in less than 7 seconds, and gets up to 435 degrees...I like it hot! I've tested my fair share of flat irons since I have wavey, short hair that needs help. This iron not only straightens, but it helps with frizz, and makes hair shiny. It uses Nano Quicksilver Technology to help sterilize bacteria and keep hair healthy. It's lightweight and on the small size for a flat iron, so it was super easy to tuck away in the front pocket of my suitcase.
  • All of my beauty goods are housed in the EcoTools Overnight Bag by Alicia Silverstone. Super cute, stylish and PRACTICAL make up bag. I'm a sucker for a cute makeup bag, but usually they are so small they only fit a days worth of makeup! This bag has 3 (one large, two smaller) plastic zipped pouches lining the inside to keep you organized and safe from spilling or leaking items. It's super slip and fit nicely right down the middle of my suitcase. I had enough room for makeup, hair products and shower items. Giveaway to come soon!



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NARS Illuminator












A scintillatingly sheer, weightless fluid that instantly makes skin refreshed, radiant and glowing, the ORGASM ILLUMINATOR is a new product category for NARS. Flecks of gold, peach and pink shimmer softly diffuse light, melting into the skin to allow natural luminosity to shine through. It joins the cult-followed Orgasm franchise which includes Blush, Lip Gloss, Nail Polish and The Multiple. Revered by makeup artists, celebrities and consumers worldwide, NARS Orgasm products have been the recipient of numerous beauty accolades. Founder and Creative Director Fran├žois Nars chose supermodel and long-time friend Amber Valletta to be the face of the product for the campaign. Additionally, the Orgasm Illuminator was used to create the looks backstage at many of the Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Shows including 3.1 phillip lim, Marchesa and Thakoon.

Giveaway Break - LashFood


From the pages of magazines to Hollywood’s red carpet, batting full, luxurious lashes is the latest “It” accessory. No matter how many coats of mascara or layers of extensions we apply, it seems like we can never achieve the look without getting the “Tammy Faye Baker” effect. Mascaras and lash extensions are unforgiving on eyelashes, leaving you with dry, brittle, and damaged lashes. LashFood is a new natural conditioning stimulant for thicker, stronger and more beautiful lashes in just 2 to 4 weeks!

“Many women denote their eyes as their best feature,” says Jane Kim, President and Founder of LashFood. “Long, full eyelashes have always symbolized femininity and exudes Hollywood glamour. For great eyelashes, it used to be either you had them, or you didn't. Now, with LashFood we can all have captivating eyes like legendary femme fatale Brigitte Bardot and iconic supermodel Twiggy. At LashFood, we provide consumers with the best eyelash care products to enhance their natural beauty.”

LashFood’s breakthrough natural ingredients, including Biotin an essential vitamin, Arginine a natural amino acid, and herbal extracts, helps promote the natural growth and strength of eyelashes and eyebrows. The result: your lashes become thicker, darker, and longer with this revolutionary conditioner.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win LashFood!

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This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents. The contest will end on Thursday, January 28th. 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!




Text to Donate to Haiti Relief

My thoughts and prayers go out to those in Haiti. I am spreading the word from a fellow beauty blogger about how easy it is to donate by texting:

YELE HAITI EARTHQUAKE FUND
donate on www.yele.org
Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 via your cell phone

AMERICAN RED CROSS
-Text “HAITI” to “90999″ to make a $10 donation.
- 2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
- (800) REDCROSS (800-257-7575)
- www.redcross.org

Spin to Win Free Dove Beauty Bars


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And the Winner is...

KessaandCrystal - Congrats! You won the Coolil Scarf giveaway!

Coolil.com is offering Lipgloss Break readers a 20% coupon code for their scarves collection, valid until 1/20/10. Use coupon code ABS111 at checkout. Happy Shopping!Font size


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Update Your Look in Less than 10 Minutes

Change is so easy if you try one of these quickie looks


Tired of your current style but don't have time for a hair cut or color change? No worries, these quick and easy style how-tos will have you looking totally fresh in a flash. Check them out now and say goodbye to your boring 'do.

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Take Care of Your Hair - Conditioning Treatments


Is the cold air taking a toll on your hair? Highlights/lowlights drying your hair out? I've recently become obsessed with deep hair conditioning treatments. Here are a few that I like:

Ojon Restorative Leave-in Treatments for Color
Hands down the best smelling hair product out there. It's hard to describe, it's very unique scent has an almond-esque scent. I use this on my wet hair before blow drying and adding straightening products. A little goes a long way, I use just a nickel-size amount and spread through my hair, and then run through my hair with a comb to help distribute. My hair looked a lot less dry after styling and straightening and it had a nice shine to it. Added bonus: the scent lasts until the end of the day.
The best price I found for this product is at Sephora.com and Amazon.com for $29.


H2pro Silk
I use this on the ends of my hair, and then comb through, before blow-drying. I wait a few minutes to let it soak in and then I blow dry. H2pro Silk provides a silkier finish to my hair. Infused with Jojoba Hydrolyzing Crystals, it also helps to hydrate as well as protect hair from heat. Protection from heat is important to me since I blow dry and flat iron my hair every day.

The best price I found for this product is at HairProductsPro.com for $13.

Belengenza
EnCore Leave-in Conditioner ($23) by Belengenza is another favorite. I can use it before blow-drying and it doesn't weigh down my hair or leave it greasy at all. I even use it with Belengenza RoMANce Deep Conditioning Treatment ($32) in the shower and my hair still has tons of body after styling.


Purple Lab Luvah - Master Matchmakers



Double duty beauty brand Purple Lab™ will launch its new beauty product, Luvah™, a double plumping lip color equipped with aphrodisiacs, tagged as the “Ultimate Dating Tool,” on January 29, 2010 at the W Hoboken Hotel and Residences during what could be the largest speed dating event in Guinness World Records® history.

Tri-state area singles are invited to participate in the record-breaking attempt which will be hosted by Master Matchmaker® Steve Ward, CEO of Master Matchmakers®, who is currently in his second season of VH1’s “Tough Love,” where he continues to transform the lives of unlucky-in-love women who are willing to do whatever it takes to find Mr. Right. Steve recently announced news of a third season, “Tough Love Couples.” Of the partnership with Purple Lab™, Steve says, “I get excited to do anything that helps people find love or people otherwise in need. At this Purple Lab™ event I get to do both.”

Each female participant will have the opportunity to put Luvah™ to the test, receiving a complimentary product at entry. Participants over 21 will also enjoy an open bar from X–Rated Fusion Liqueur, personalized underwear from Blume Girl, limited-edition bottles of Dentyne gum designed by Anthony Yankovic – for confident, fresh breath during each “date” and Skinny Water, a zero-calorie, zero-sugar enhanced water to keep the daters refreshed, energized and at their best. Music will be curated by True Sound Music. A $15 entry fee will apply, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Women In Need, a local charity that gives back to homeless women and their families in New York City.

Beginning January 5, participants ages 21-35 are invited to pre-register for the event at purplelabnyc.com/speeddating.



Korres Lip Butter


I'm always a sucker for a new lip balm or gloss, and when I find two-in-one, I latch on to it and use it to the bare end. That's what happened when I sampled Korres Lip Butter. It's .21 oz of glossy goodness.

Contained in a pot, this buttery balm melts on your lips and offers a hint of color, lot shine, and hydration for dry lips. This balm is perfect for the winter. It saves me from carrying both a balm and a gloss. Since I don't like applying it with my finger, I use the Sephora retractable lip brush.