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Beauty App Tuesday - QVC Beauty App

Check out QVC's new beauty app! Here's what you can do with it:
  • You can customize your homepage with some of your top brands for quick access to the updates that matter most to you. Or, keep the standard homepage and you’ll stay up to date on everything hot and new in the world of QVC Beauty.
  • It makes shopping beauty on the go seamless — view full product descriptions and multiple images, and read customer reviews.
  • You never have to remember the item number or exact color name of that lip gloss you used to the last drop again — the reordering feature remembers your previous orders so you can quickly and easily purchase favorite items.
  • A glossary lets you find definitions of need-to-know beauty terms in a flash.

Don’t have an iPhone? Me neither (I have an Android). You can still sign up to receive mobile alerts!

Total Beauty Post - Keep Your Makeup From Melting

It's suppose to be a scorcher tomorrow in Michigan. People in the midwest may need to check this out!
How to Keep Your Makeup from Melting

Going to an outdoor wedding or just fighting the daily onslaught of humidity? Check out these tips to keep your makeup from dripping

How to Keep Your Makeup from Melting

This is a makeup article

I'm going to an outdoor wedding in the sticky hot month of June and to prep for the guaranteed makeup meltdown, I went to celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles to get the lowdown on keeping my face from running down my couture.

Get tips

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! To some of us Memorial Day means spending time with family outside, eating hot dogs, and a day off a work, but it really means so much more. To those who have served our country (to both my grandfathers!) and are currently serving our country, we thank you. Thank you so much for serving our country and for fighting for our freedom.

CND Shellac Hot Pop Pink

Hot Pop Pink from CND Shellac. This is part of their second collection. It reminds me a lot of Tutti Frutti from the first collection. Beautiful color. Bright fuchsia pink, perfect for summer!

If you've read my blog for awhile, you know I'm a huge Shellac fan. I went to my kettlebell class and bleached our outdoor vinyl furniture today and my nails don't show a trace of any damage. This stuff is amazing!

Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Sun Defense Stick SPF 50

Stay protected during this long, Memorial Day Weekend! Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 targets and protects sensitive, over-exposed areas, such as lips nose and ears, in a convenient, easy-to-apply stick.

Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation Program, Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 provides everything you need with just one stroke. Combined with the legendary benefits of our cult classic Eight Hour Cream, the sun stick offers Eight Hour’s hydrating benefits to soothe and smooth for up to 8 hours plus SPF protection. Additional benefits include:

  • Powerful SPF 50 sunscreen shields from the burning and aging effects of UVA and UVB rays
  • Oil-free and PABA-free
  • Water-resistant and perspiration-resistant
  • Non-sticky
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Ophthalmologist, clinically and dermatologist tested
  • Non-comedogenic

Grow Your Own Lavendar set from L'Occitane

Looking for a special housewarming or hostess gift? Check out the limited-edition “Grow Your Own Lavender” Gift Set which is currently being sold on 100% of the profits from sales of this beautiful gift set will benefit Helen Keller International and their ChildSight® program.

Giveaway Break - Juicy Tubes Kusama

LancĂ´me has joined forces with world-renowned Japanese visual designer Yayoi Kusama for an irresistible collection of six limited-edition petite glosses this summer. The avant-garde designer infused her love of botanically-inspired motifs and playful dots for this collaboration available now on

The six new colors: Pop Art Hazelnut, Happy Honey, Rose Blossom, Dot Apricot, Crazy Raspberry, and Swing Pink, deliver a sheer finish with their own unique fragrance. The collection features honey as the main ingredient and the formula, flavors and pigments are 100% natural origin and preservative free. The packaging is eco-friendly, certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), which helps reduce the exploitation of forests.

Juicy Tubes are constantly receiving accolades for their maximum glossiness. Many brands have tried to copy their consistency and packaging but in my opinion, haven't come close.


Enter to win the limited edition Juicy Tubes Kusama set of 6 petite glosses!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for mymailing 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!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday , June 24th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Beauty Sales this Week

Macadamia Natural Oil haircare sale - I swear by this stuff! It totally transformed my hair back to it's soft, healthy state. If you are suffering from dry, brittle hair (damaged by the environment, blow drying or coloring), try out the Leave-in conditioner and/or Healing Oil.

Total Beauty Deal
Pur-lisee Skincare sale - $30 skincare package for only $15

What's In My Beach Bag? - Australian Gold Sunscreen

Finally...nice weather in Michigan! We just had a beautiful weekend here. Sunny and in the 80s.

I'm still sporting my very pale skin from the winter, and wanted to make sure I was fully covered with sun protection while out this weekend. I did a great job protecting myself...except for my back. Never forget to put sunscreen on your back! I remembered an hour too late, and I'm paying for it with a burn. But luckily, the rest of me was well protected with Australian Gold this weekend.
I used Australian Gold Sheer Coverage all over my arms and legs, in SPF 15. It rubbed in evenly and smelled just wonderful. There is something about the smell of Australian Gold that reminds me of vacation and pina coladas. Yum. Every spot I applied this remained sunburn free. I applied once in the morning, a second coat in the afternoon, and was out in the sun probably for a total of 4 hours.

This also comes in a cute sample size, perfect for tossing in your purse or beach bag. I like to keep it in my every day purse in case of an emergency (for example: spontaneous dinner reservations out on a patio).
I also used Australian Gold SPF Spray Gel with Bronzer (both this weekend and in Florida a few month sago). Great protection with SPF 30 and even coverage. It's not like a self tanner where you have to make sure you apply even. This didn't streak at all and applied it fairly quickly. This also smelled delicious...not like self tanner at all!

One of the best things about Australian Gold (besides the smell) is the price. You can find it at your local CVS and at high end salons.

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.

Bobbi Brown - SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer

“Tinted moisturizers are a great option for summer because they offer lightweight coverage that lets skin show through.
Plus, SPF makes them a great all-in-one choice.”
-Bobbi Brown

Inspired by her award-winning SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, Bobbi introduces a modern gel-based formula for normal to oily skin types. NEW SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free hydrates and protects skin while offering sheer, natural-looking coverage. Light and refreshing, it glides on smoothly and blends easily. Vitamins C and E protect skin from free radicals, while SPF 15 helps prevent sun damage.

Ingredients & Benefits

Sodium Hyaluronate,
a moisture magnet, instantly hydrates skin.

Emollients and humectants soften skin and strengthen its natural moisture barrier, improving its ability to lock in moisture.

Collegen boosting peptides help strengthen and firm skin.

Antioxidant Vitamins C & E help protect skin against free radical damage.

Aloe, Sucrose and Caffeine help calm and soothe skin.

SPF 15 offers broad spectrum UV protection.

Available in 9 skin tone correct shades:
Alabaster Tint, Extra Light Tint, Light Tint, Light to Medium Tint, Medium Tint,
Medium to Dark Tint, Dark Tint, Deep Tint, Rich Tint

Available May 2011 from Bobbi Brown counters and <>
Price: $40.00 each