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Are you Addicted to Tanning?

Quick, someone send this quiz to Snookie! Find out of you're addicted to tanning by taking this QUIZ.

Many people are convinced that they have "tanorexia," or an addiction to tanning. And a new study suggests they might be right. Researchers have believed for several years that tanners exhibit similar behavior to alcoholics and drug addicts. Dr. Ariel Ostad is a Manhattan board certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon. He is also a co-author of a textbook entitled “Practical Management of Skin Cancer.” (Lippincott-Raven, 1998). Ostad wants the public to be aware that this addiction can be as physically harmful as any other. Dr. Ostad points out that, “The most deadly skin cancer- melanoma, is more common, and kills women predominantly in their 20s. This is life or death." Each year melanoma kills more than 9,000 people. Researchers say that people under the age of 30 who use a tanning bed 10 times a year have eight times the risk of developing melanoma.

Psychiatrists now believe that certain regions of the brain we know are partially responsible for drug and alcohol addiction seem to have increased blood flow when you put UV [ultraviolet] light in front of these individuals who are known for frequent tanning. Now scientists say they've seen that addiction firsthand, by peering into the brain. According to findings due to be released in the Journal: Addiction Biology, scientists at University of Texas' Southwestern Medical Center examined a group of tanners undergoing a regular, indoor tanning session.

Bottom line, don't start, and you won't get addicted. Take care of your skin, it's the only one you got!

Total Beauty Post - Summer Trend, White Makeup
Summer Trend to Try: White Makeup

Make sure to try this hot trend before summer ends

Summer Trend to Try: White Makeup

This is a makeup trends article

It may sound crazy, but using white makeup can bring depth to your dimensions and make your features pop -- that is, if you use the color correctly. Carmindy of "What Not to Wear" gives how-to tips that will help you see how wearable this color can be.

Get her tips

Katy Perry OPI Shatter

Katy Perry OPI line is really cool. Nothing I would wear as an every day polish, but definitely cool to coordinate with specific outfits. Shatter is so easy to apply! I'm black shatter over Teenage Dream. Paired together they create a shatter pink/black look. Teenage Dream is very pretty by itself as well, sparkly and pink!

Dancing with the Stars

The new Dancing with the Stars cast was announced - it's going to be a great season!

Want to recreate some of the hair styles from the dancing queens? Check out these tips, including the new Dancing with the Stars Extension collection.


The Ballerina Bun: Get the look by pulling hair up into a high ponytail, wrapping into a tight bun and securing with bobby pins to keep it in place. For added drama, simply clip-in the Dancing with the Stars Glamarama Extension ($20:!

Modern Bangs: Get scene-stealing bangs without the commitment! Simply clip in the Dancing with the Stars Bango Tango ($22: for instant fringe.

Hot Highlights: Add color contrast without a salon visit with the Dancing with the Stars Starlights Extensions ($49:

NARS Silver Odyssey

To celebrate the upcoming Fashion's Night Out, for the first time NARS has created a collection, exclusive for the night. Introducing Silver Odyssey. More details on NARS' involvement in Fashion's Night Out to come, but here is your sneak peek at the collection. Featuring Via Crispi Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner and Space Odyssey Nail Polish, both products are unique and richly pigmented metallic silvery hues, guaranteed to make you sparkle on fashion’s most celebrated night.

Products Include:
  • Via Crispi Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – silver, Price: $23
  • Space Odyssey Nail Polish –aluminum, Price: $17
Available:, beginning September 8th Stay tuned to the NARS Facebook Page for details on how you can participate in Fashion’s Night Out with NARS!

Proactiv Back to School Sale!

Proactiv is having a huge end of summer sale, offering $5 off any individual product on the site! Now's the time to stock up!

While supplies last, Proactiv Members AND Non-members get $5 off up to 5 of the most popular Proactiv line single items such as:

- Refining Mask: The Refining Mask contains 6% sulfur, an antibacterial ingredient known to help heal and prevent acne, while simultaneously refining the skin’s tone and texture.

- Advanced Blemish Treatment: The Advanced Blemish Treatment helps erase problem pimples fast using the acne-fighting ingredient, benozoyl peroxide, that kills acne-causing bacteria on contact

- Daily Protection Plus Sunscreen SPF 30: This light, oil-free sunblock helps to protect against UVA and UVB rays and is specially formulated for acne-prone skin.

- Mini Maintenance Kit: This travel size 3-Step System is the perfect way to keep skin clear and acne-free while traveling or heading to the gym.

- Medicated Cleansing Bar: The Medicated Cleansing Bar gently washes away pore-clogging impurities and excess oil with 1% salicylic acid, a natural exfoliant and bacteria-fighting ingredient.

Proactiv Members, get your exclusive offer here:
Not a member? Not a problem! Get your exclusive offer here:

Giveway Break - Facelube Skincare Set

The average man does not want or need a pile of products to reap the benefits of a properly maintained masculine face. FaceLube's high performance 3 step system includes a Cleaner, Treatment and Protectant. It's simple and precise - bing, bam, boom, am/pm and you're done! Because men and women age differently, men have different needs and preferences than women. FaceLube® gets the critical fact that for men, proper face care is not just about looking young - it's about looking good and staying on the fast track.

Step 1 - Anti-aging Cleaner

This anti-aging cleaner is a powerhouse of concentrated natural organic plant derived complex and high tech manufacturing protocols. It offers deep, effective and gentle cleaning of surface oils, impurities and dirt and helps to restore perfect moisture, balance and tone and is an integral part of proper men's grooming regimen. Free from controversial chemicals like Sodium Laurel Sulfate

Step 2 - Treatment

The FaceLube® Treatment is a Hi-Potency Concentrated Ultra Super Lux Caviar Complex and Natural Bio-Peptides that work to activate cell metabolism, begin repairs on past damage from environmental assaults and stress to help revitalize and firm tired skin and defend against further damage.

Step 3 - Protectant

The Protectant works in conjunction with Treatment. The active ingredients in the Protectant are complementary to the Treatment. The Protectant helps further strengthen the skin's inner structure and seals in moisture.


Guys like giveaways too! Enter to win a Facelube skincare set! Ladies - enter to win this for your man :)

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 29th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Total Beauty Post - Makeup Looks you can do in Minutes
10 Makeup Looks You Can Do in Minutes

Copy celebrity looks with the time it takes to make your bed every morning -- we swear

10 Makeup Looks You Can Do in Minutes

This is a makeup article

We all want to look good, but there just aren't enough hours in the day to be camped out in front of the mirror, making sure your cat-eye is just right. So, to help speed things along, we went to the pros to find out how to best accentuate what you've got in less than five minutes.

Get how-tos

LUSH Partners with Shark Savers

LUSH has teamed up with one of the leading marine conservation organizations, Shark Savers to bring an end to shark fining altogether. Launching today is LUSH’s limited edition Shark Fin Soap ($5.95) with 100% of the proceeds going to Shark Savers’ work to raise awareness for shark conservation. This ocean inspired soap has a decorative paper fin, is packed with seaweed and sea salt and will be available at and at LUSH stores across North America while supplies last. Help in the fight to protect our ocean’s sharks by putting down shark fin soup and picking up shark fin soap instead.

NARS Sea of Love set

NARS introduces the Sea of Love set, filled with medium and miniature-sized cult classics. The exclusive-to-Sephora set provides everything you need to keep your summer glow, as we bid farewell to the season.

Products Include:

· Laguna Illuminator – brown with golden shimmer

· Mini Orgasm Multiple Blush – peachy pink with shimmer

· Medium Turkish Delight Lip Gloss – pink sorbet

· Mini Super Orgasm Blush – peachy pink with gold glitter

Price: $49 Availability: Available now, exclusively at Sephora &