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John Frieda Hair Dare Sweepstakes
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Shape Magazine - Beauty Products that Saved My Life

Shape Magazine's upcoming January issue features a segment called "The Beauty Product that Chagned my Life." The feature includes beauty products that changed the life of some of the most well-known and respected industry experts, from models and TV personalities to dermatologist and spa professionals. Here are some products that made the cut!

Victoria’s Secret Sunkissed Bronze Instant Self Tan Lotion ($12; “I grew up on the beach and love a bronzed look. To get that gorgeous glow safely, I smooth on this self-tanner once or twice a week. The lotion smells like coconut, not chemicals, so it reminds me of summer all year long.’’ —Adriana Lima, swimsuit model

Supersmile Professional Whitening System ($36; “Other whitening products have made my teeth too sensitive. But this one doesn’t—and it keeps my smile gorgeous.” —Kelly Ripa

Goody Spin Pins ($6; at drugstores) “I have thick hair, so twisting it into an updo usually requires lots of bobby pins and elastics to make sure it doesn’t unravel. I wasn’t expecting much when I received a box of these corkscrew-like fasteners in a swag bag, but now I’m a convert. Using only one or two, I can create a cool chignon in 30 seconds or less.” —Annie Tomlin, blogger for bellasugar.

Tarte emphasEyes aqua-gel eyeliner in navy ($18;
“One of my favorite tricks to make me look alert and awake is to line my lower lids in blue pencil. Not only is this liner the perfect shade of indigo, it doesn’t sting my sensitive eyes.’’ —Maria Maio, a celebrity makeup artist in NYC

Lipfusion Micro-Injected CollageN Lip Plump Color Shine ($38; “Because I have so much on my plate, I’m obsessed with multitasking products like this. It makes my lips look fuller and adds color and sheen.” —Kim Kardashian

Maybelline color sensational lipcolor in red revival ($7; at drugstores)
“Bright red lips were all over the runway this season, and this is my favorite shade. Every time I wear it, women stop me to ask what color I have on! ’’ —Charlotte Willer, a makeup artist in NYC

Beauty Sales & Free Samples

Sales - $20 off a $100 orders - Kevin Aucoin Beauty

Vaseline Intensive Rescue sample
Dove haircare sample
Hussana bodycare sample

Beauty Sample Sales

Need last minute gifts or stocking stuffers? Check out HauteLook Pixi Pop Beauty sales. The 3 color gloss pots are on sale for $3!!!

30 Different Holiday Hairstyles
30 Different Holiday Hairstyles

Stand out at every yuletide shindig you attend with these party-tastic hairdo options

30 Different Holiday Hairstyles

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Total Beauty's Executive Editor, Kristen, inspires us with 30 hairstyles. To boot, she created them herself!

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China Glaze Holiday 2010

China Glaze Holiday Collection 2010
  • Naughty and Nice: Deeply rich wine crème.
  • Sugar Plums: Plum shimmer.
  • Mommy Kissing Santa: Deep cherry red shimmer.
  • Phat Santa: Red crème.
  • Ruby Deer: Bright red crème.
  • Mrs. Claus: Red glitter.
  • Party Hearty: Green, gold and red chunky glitter.
  • Mistletoe Kisses: Green glitter.
  • Jolly Holly: Forest green shimmer.
  • Peace on Earth: Olive green shimmer.
  • Little Drummer Boy: Navy blue shimmer.
  • Jingle Bells: Champagne shimmer.
  • Midnight Kiss: Gold shimmer.
  • Cheers to You: Silver shimmer.
  • Frosty: White frosty shimmer.
  • Snow: White crème.

Certain colors will also be available in the following gift sets:

  • Celebrate in Style Collection: Includes Little Drummer Boy, Peace on Earth, Mommy Kissing Santa, Jingle Bells and a holiday necklace.
  • Merry Mint Set: Includes Naughty and Nice, Mrs. Claus and a complimentary China Glaze Peppermint Oil.
  • Rejoice Set: Includes Mistletoe Kisses, Mrs. Claus and a special red holiday candle.
  • Cheers to You: Includes Midnight Kisses, Cheers to you and a China Glaze shot glass.
  • Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas: Includes Mistletoe Kisses, Midnight Kiss and Jolly Holly.
  • Oh, Ruby Deer: Includes Sugar Plums, Ruby Deer and a stuffed animal.
  • Peppermint Kisses with Holiday Wishes: Includes Mrs. Claus, Phat Santa, Snow and Frosty.

Giveaway Break - Pirri Elements

The Pirri Elements line was inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean “crystal blue” Sea, pure air, rich soil and fiery volcanoes. Created by brothers, Luigi and Piero Pirri, each product consists of Bergamot, an essential oil that comes from a fruit native Calabria, Italy, the hometown of the Pirri brothers. The oil along with other essential and natural ingredients is used to nourish the hair and lock in moisture.
  • Daily Shampoo: Mediterraneo

o Contains essential ingredients to cleanse the hair while maintaining balance and moisture in all hair types. The product normalizes the hair, scalp and PH balance while keeping the hair looking healthy and shiny. Cost: $20/12oz.

  • Daily Conditioner: Earth’s Balance

o Restores moisture and smoothes the shaft of the hair while helping to combat humidity and static electricity. The product works to coat the hair and protect it from the damaging effect of heat styling. Cost: $22/12oz

  • Smooth & Relaxing Serum: Lava Glaze

o Relaxes the hair for a straight style or reduces frizz for a great natural air-dried look. The combination of Aloe Vera along with other essential products, work to eliminate dead ends and protects hair from the damaging effect of blow drying and UV rays. Cost: $24/8oz

  • Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner: Nature’s Breeze

o Smoothes tangles and mends dry ends while protecting the hair and reducing fly-aways. The product is a must-have before heat styling. Cost: $22/8oz

  • Styling Items: Pirri Elemental Tools

o In addition to formulating hair care solution, the Pirri brothers have developed a premiere collection of hair brushes and professional blow-dryers. Made of fine Italian elements including exotic woods and metals, each item is designed to safely add style and shine to every look. Cost: Professional Blow-dryers $150 / Hair Brushes from $22-$29


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This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Saturday , December 125h. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

New! Miss Nail Products

New brand, Miss Nail Products based out of LA. Check out their site and their new behind the scenes footage!

Holiday Eye Makeup Tricks
Holiday Eye Makeup Tricks

Check out these tips to look smokin' at every gathering this season

Holiday Eye Makeup Tricks

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Makeup artist to the stars, Terri Apanasewicz, shows you how to create the best holiday eye makeup looks

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Nicole by OPI - Holiday Magic collection

Capture the enchanting spirit of the holiday season with Holiday Magic from Nicole by OPI! For Holiday 2010, Nicole by OPI presents a limited-edition collection of four celebratory shades, ranging from sparkling silver to deep red. Designed to complement winter wardrobes, these festive hues add a magical touch to any occasion.

The new Holiday Magic Nail Lacquers from Nicole by OPI include:

Bring on the Tinsel

A silver that sparkles even more than tinsel.

Spark My Mistletoe

A red so hot it might cause a real spark.

Stuck in the Chimney

You’ll never forget this red it will be stuck in your mind.

Kiss Me at Midnight

This dark red is perfect for night, the best time for a kiss.