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Total Beauty Post - 7 Summer Hair Products
7 Perfect-for-Summer Hair Products

Don't let humidity bring you (and more importantly, your hair) down with these 7 new products

7 Perfect-for-Summer Hair Products

This is a hair care products article

From frizzy hair to oily roots, what's a girl to do to combat the nasty side effects of summer? You can keep your hair looking "effortlessly" beautiful -- humidity and heat be damned -- with this season's newest, most stellar hair care products.

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$20 off at eShakti

Special eShakti discount for Lipgloss Break readers! eShakti is offering $20 off until September 15th 2011!

Use the promo code LGB0811 and get $20 off your order.

eShakti is an online retailer that allows you to customize your clothes to fit you perfectly. No need to send back clothes that don't fit you right, they will tailor them to your exact measurements! They also have beautiful belts, jewelry and hair accessories.

Happy Shopping!

Note: The discount code is not case sensitive. Only one gift certificate can be used per order. The code can be used any number of times until the validity period. This discount code is not applicable on our Overstock category. This cannot be clubbed with any other offer / discount that may be active during this period.

NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss

Introducing the new Larger Than Life Lip Gloss. This innovative and unique formula is infused with ingredients to nourish lips and fight free radicals, while natural lip enhancers provide volume. The texture glides on evenly, won’t feather, and stays on throughout the day. A new, shorter bristle brush delivers a precise application to define and shape lips. The new, clear packaging is indicative of its overall effect: bold, brilliant and luxurious.

Shades Include:

· Place Vendôme – strawberry pink

· Norma – cherry red

· Pirée – rosy pink

· Como – shimmering berry

· Tiber – cool beige

· Odalisque – cantaloupe

· Spring Break – sheer nude pink

· Gold Digger – sparkling peach shimmer

· Cœur Sucré – shimmering bright pink

Total Beauty Post - Cheap Makeup Swaps
Cheap Makeup Swaps

You don't always have to shell out the big bucks for quality products -- these drugstore imitations of high-end faves are proof

Cheap Makeup Swaps

This is a budget products article

Who doesn't love a good deal? We appreciate bargains just as much as the next gal, which is why we hit up one of our favorite makeup artists for drugstore picks that are practically exact duplicates of high-end brands. Start saving by checking them out here.

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...And the Winners Are!

Lexli Skincare giveaway - himyheart97
HairMax giveaway - marilynkrny

Giveaway Break - Illumin8 Bronzer

Since it's summer, I've been a bronzing queen. In the winter I don't feel bad about being fair, but in the summer, I love to add bronzer to my daily makeup routine. I found a new favorite, Anastasia Beverly Hills Illumin8 Bronzer in Sunkissed.

Illumin8 is the first clinically and consumer-tested bronzing powder that hydrates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just a light dusting of this right underneath my cheek bones, down my nose, and a swipe across my forehead, gives me the 'just got out of the sun' look, without the harmful rays and wrinkles.

According to the Anastasia Beverly Hills site, here are the results of their study, after 4 weeks of daily use of Illumin8:
78% reported skin appeared smoother
73% reported skin appeared Illumin8
68% reported skin appeared firmer

Illumin8 comes in two different colors, Sun kissed & Sun Bronzed, and retails at $29. You can purchase it directly from Anastasia Beverly Hills website or at department stores where Anastasia is sold.


Enter to win Illumin8 from Anastasia Beverly Hills!

Fill out the form below to win! 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!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Thursday, September 8th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Katy Perry's Purr

This summer Purr is the hottest kitty on the prowl! Don’t hide from your inner feline, intensify it! Tote around this little kitty in your purse or backpack and give yourself a spritz whenever you’re feeling smart, sexy and ultra fem! Katy Perry’s Purr will take your scent from boring to bold, cause after all, what’s sexier than a kitty? Infused with peach nectar and forbidden apple, this flirty floral fragrance is the back-to-school season’s must-have scent… so be fun, be flirty, be Purr-fect!
Retail: $45 for 1.7 fl oz. and $65 for 3.4 fl oz. Available at Nordstrom and Other retailers include: Ulta,, and Dillards.

1 of hundreds New window Print all FREE Bath & Body Works Paris Amour Launch Event

WHERE: Bath & Body Works Stores nationwide

WHAT: Paris Amour Event

WHEN: Saturday August 13th 11am-4pm

***Visit the Event Page at , or call 1-800-756-5005 to locate the nearest store.

Have you always dreamed of visiting the city of lights? Bath & Body Works just might make your dream a reality at the Paris Amour Launch Event taking place Saturday, August 13th, celebrating the latest addition to the Signature Collection. Discover how Paris Amour, the captivating new scent, was created and enter to win a romantic Paris getaway for two. At the event, attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on the next Signature Collection scent. Even if your travels don’t take you to Paris, you can still experience the most romantic city in the world at your local Bath & Body Works.

Feminine, elegant and romantic, Paris Amour captures those first fleeting moments of falling in love: stolen glances from a beautiful stranger, a stroll down the Champs-Elysees, the unforgettable kiss. Envelop yourself in Parisian allure every day with a blend of sweet sparkling florals and warm, creamy musk. A part of Bath & Body Works’ “Romantic” collection, Paris Amour is formulated to make you feel enchanting, beautiful and chic.

Total Beauty Post - DIY Hair Treatments
3 DIY Hair Treatments for Summer-Ravaged Hair

Love the sun, but hate what it does to your once-silky hair? Restore moisture and shine to your dried out tresses with these recipes

3 DIY Hair Treatments for Summer-Ravaged Hair

This is a budget hair care article

Summer's all about the sun, beach, and outdoor activities -- great for your weekend plans, but destructive to your poor hair. If the last thing you can afford to drop a bunch of cash on right now is some fancy-pants salon revitalizing treatment, read on. These DIY solutions will wow you.

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What's In My Beach Bag? - Borghese Splendore Body Bronzer

I have a history with Borghese products - I'm a huge fan. I love their hand and foot creams, and the Summer Glow SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer. My newest favorite Borghese product is the Splendore All Over Body Bronzer. It's the perfect shade of bronze for summer. When going out, I use it on my decolletage, shoulders and tops of my legs. It's not orange like some bronzers, and it's not super glittery. It's a perfect bronze shimmer, that would probably be perfect for all skin tones.

There is no twisting to make the powder come out, you just have to turn the brush upside down and the powder distributes evenly. The only drawback is the casing, or the lack there of. If you purchase this, make sure to keep the plastic tube it comes in for storage. I don't like leaving it out without a cap. I want to protect it from any kind of dust.

I've brought this out in my beach bag to dust on over sunscreen. Make sure to put sunscreen on, thoroughly first, and then dust on Splendore on your chest and shoulders to look sun-kissed. You don't need harmful sun rays to look like a bronzed goddess, just use Splendore!

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.