Lipgloss Break

CND Shellac Rock Royalty

My NYE nails! CND Shellac in Rock Royalty with Zillionaire glitter on my ring finger.

I've been noticing reality show stars, magazine pictures and Pinterest trends with one finger nail different than the rest. I don't like totally opposite colors, but I do like the glitter look on just one. I've seen Rihanna do this a lot as well.

Check out my other CND Shellac swatch posts. 


CND Shellac Decadence


I chose CND Shellac Decadence for my holiday nail color. It's a lot brighter than what it looks like in the bottle. It's a pretty 'Christmas' red, more warm, unlike Hollywood or Wildfire, which are cooler toned reds, more like '4th of July' reds.

I just purchased Masquerade and Fedora at the beauty supply store. Swatches to come soon!


Giveaway Break - Shine by Heidi Klum



Shine by Heidi Klum is an effervescent floral oriental fusion, Shine perfectly reflects Heidi’s sparkling vivacity and soft sensuality. The elegant fragrance opens with fresh, juicy notes of mandarin and pear, enhanced with spicy pink peppercorn to invigorate the senses. This melts into a beautifully feminine bouquet of exquisite mimosa absolute, lily-of-the-valley and sunflower, exuding a delicious joie-de-vivre.  At its base, warm notes of vanilla, tonka bean and musk create seductive, sensual undertones, making this fragrance wonderfully addictive. Shine by Heidi Klum ranges in price from $14.99 to $35.

***Giveaway***


Enter to win a bottle Shine by Heidi Klum!

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 Friday, January 27th. 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 - 4 Easy Tricks to Camouflage Tired Eyes


See our tricks to get your eyes looking awake and well-rested -- even if you're not
4 Easy Makeup Tricks to Camouflage Tired Eyes
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Does clocking in a full eight hours of sleep feel like a pipe dream these days? Whether you drank too much eggnog at last night's holiday party, or your baby refused to fall asleep, these easy makeup tricks will help cover up puffy, tired eyes. Coffee will do the rest.  


After Christmas Sales!

Now the sales really start! The day after Christmas is when stores prepare for your returns and exchanges, but also want to get rid of excess inventory, which they usually mark down. Time to shop for what you didn't get from Santa!

Sephora.com
Extra 20% off at checkout. Enter EXTRA code at checkout.

Huge after Christmas Sale!! Don't go in a store without a coupon in hand! There are plenty across the internet you can print out, like this one


JCrew.com 
Extra 20% off final sale prices, use code MUSTSHOP.

BedBathandBeyond.com
50% off Christmas items. Stock up for next year!

Restaurant.com
$2 for $25 gift certificates. Use code 'SALE' at checkout.

Lancome
4 deluxe samples at checkout. Use code CYSNEWYEAR at checkout.

Nordstrom
50% off winter clearance and double reward points!

Expressionary.com
Stock up on personalized stationery! Up to 60% off,  use code MADNESS.

ToryBurch.com
25% off sale item. Use code SALE25 at checkout.

Staples
15% off everything you can fit in this bag in store. You have to print off the coupon and bring it to the store.

ProfoundBeauty.com
30% off all orders - use code WINTERSALE

Ahava
40% off holiday gifts!




Splurge vs. Steal...Sears Style

If you live in Michigan or anywhere else that experiences four full seasons, you need to drastically change your wardrobe from summer to winter. And if you have a job where you have to look somewhat professional, that means you need two new wardrobes: one for work, and one for play. This can get pricey! My advice: go somewhere you can get the most for your money. The big name department stores will drain your wallet and you'll only come out with one new outfit! I recently hit the fashion jackpot at Sears, where I found 2 dresses, for both work and night, and accessories, all for under $65!

I'm sure everyone has seen ads for Sears Kardashian Kollection which is pretty trendy, but they also have several other great lines like Apostrophe, UK Style by French Connection and Bongo. I was on the hunt for fun dresses that I can wear to work during the day with a blazer, and then transfer to night time with bling accessories. I hit the jackpot with 2 Apostrophe dresses.

The first one is a black tunic dress. I've been wanting a tunic dress with a tie belt forever! To the right is a picture of me in the new dress, along with gray tights from Apostrophe. Now check out this black tunic for $84, not much difference besides the leggy model :) This Apostrophe dress was $19.99, and the tights were only $6...score!

The next dress I purchased was a wrap dress (left). It looks cute with a jean jacket over it for during the day, and then heels and bling for at night. I purchased a ring from the Kardashian Kollection specifically for this dress ($14.99), that really shines. I can also wear the Apostrophe gray tights with this dress.

Compare this dress on sale for $24 (regularly $48) to this wrap dress. Again, not much different but the price.

Ladies - let this be a lesson, if you need a wardrobe refresh, check out Sears, and help your dollar go further!



I received a gift card from searsStyle to help review as part of the Glam Trendsetter Program. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears. 



Total Beauty Post - No More Bad Hair Days


You won't have to deal with another frizzy, dull, fill-in-the-blank hair day again. See our 5 surefire bad-hair-day solutions now
Never Have a Bad Hair Day Again
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Do your co-workers think you're a huge Giants fan because you wear your baseball cap all year round -- but you're really just hiding your bad hair? We've got the secrets to fix all your bad hair day issues. You know, so you don't have to wear that hat on non-game days again.  


Thicker, Fuller Hair For Free!



This holiday season, Nioxin would love to gift you thicker, fuller hair- for free!

Nioxin’s revolutionary new hair thickening treatment, DiaMax, is clinically proven to increase the diameter of each hair strand from the very first use, and now through January 2nd, Nioxin is giving away $1 million worth of product! Visit DiaMaxEffect.com to receive your own full-sized sample, and hurry, because the supply is depleting quickly!

About DiaMax:
· Hair thickness is as dependent on each strand’s diameter as it is on the total number of hair strands.
· Each person has an average of 100,000 hair fibers on their head. DiaMax is proven to increase each strand’s diameter by about 4% – that’s like adding 4,000 hair strands!
· The first of its kind, this miracle technology was bred from ingredients commonly found in skincare and providesimmediate results you can see.

DiaMax doesn’t officially launch until February 2012 but Nioxin is providing thousands of consumers with an advanced sample!


John Frieda video shoot debut!

 
Drum roll please...it's finally in, my final makeover video from John Frieda! I'm so excited to share it with everyone. Please check it out! 



And for all of you who are wondering, I'm still sporting the cropped short hair. I was nervous about the extreme side part at first but it's almost like I trained my hair to do it, and now it naturally parts to the side. And Harry was right, it's super easy maintance and easy to recreate before work. 

Before Harry and the John Frieda stylists got a hold of my hair, it was very dull from washing it every day and from using shampoos made especially for combating well water. Harry's advice to me was: don't wash hair every day. I always felt like my hair was super greasy the next morning if I didn't wash it, but with a little John Frieda Luxurious Volume dry shampoo, my hair looks freshly styled, and I'm good skipping a day of washing. Overall, my hair is looking healthier and less dry from so much washing, and I get to sleep in a little later on the days I don't wash my hair! 


I've also continued using John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Glaze about 3 days a week. I can't get over how healthy my hair looks after using the glaze. I apply it to my hair, in the shower, after shampooing and conditioning, and leave it for about 3 minutes, and then rinse. Its just a clear glaze so it works on all colors, to help give hair a shine boost! 


I had an amazing time in NYC with the John Frieda and Glam team, and I want to thank them all for my makeover. It was just what I needed now that I've left my '20s' this year. And for the dress they styled me in...it's going to be making an appearance on New Years Eve this year!




Other bloggers who experienced this opportunity used Precision Foam Colour as part of their make over. Precision Foam Colour is the first ever premium permanent home hair colour from the John Frieda® Hair Care Experts that uses foam technology to deliver a luxurious at-home colouring experience.  Demand gorgeous, salon-quality results -- 100% grey coverage and vibrant shine.  With 20 flattering shades to choose from, achieving natural-looking hair colour perfection is in your hands. 
 
The product reviewed in this post was provided gratis by the John Frieda® Hair Care team. The
opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or
positions of the John Frieda® Hair Care team.