Lipgloss Break

Top 10 Online Coupons for Easter

These are courtesy of FreeShipping.org. Check out the site for more great deals :)

1. 1-800-Flowers
Save 15% on flowers and baskets through April 7 with promo code BUNNY15.

2. Kohl's
Take 20% off your purchase through April 7 with Kohl's promo code SMS9717.

3. Ulta
Get $15 off orders of $75 or more and free shipping through April 28 with code AFP312.

4. Pottery Barn Kids
Save up to 40% on select Easter products through through April 8 (no code required).

5. Coldwater Creek
Get free shipping on all orders with Coldwater Creek coupon FREESHIP. Hurry as this offer ends April 5.

6. Famous Footwear
Save 15% on any order through April 8 with coupon code WEDGES15.

7. Macy's
Take an extra 30% off through April 15 when you purchase three or more pairs of shoes with code SHOES.

8. Home Depot
Get $10 off purchases of $100 or more with coupon code SPRINGBF. Hurry as this offer ends April 5.

9. Joann Fabrics
Save 40% on one regularly-priced item through April 15 with promo code AE916.

10. M&Ms
Take 15% off orders of $60 or more through April 8 with coupon code HOP.



Week in Chicago

I’m in Chicago this week for work. Any fun beauty events going on in the city I should know about?

5 things I’m loving about Chicago right now:
1) The weather is beautiful…73 degrees!
2) I’m staying at the Amalfi hotel, which is connected to my building, making my morning commute a 5 minute walk indoors instead of 30 minute car ride.
3) Walking to Forever 21 with my teammates. Nothing says team bonding like a shopping trip!
4) Comfy hotel beds and not having to make them in the morning. 
4) Aveda mini toiletries. Rosemary Mint is the best!




Giveaway Break - Eucerin Calm




***Giveaway***

Enter to win the Eucerin Calm Line, including a full size moisturizing cream, anti-itch cream and body wash! Check out my review for the Eucerin Calm line. 

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 , follow me on Pinterest 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, May 4th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Eucerin Skin Calming line


If you're familiar with my blog or know me personally, you know that I have eczema. It's manageable, but sometimes it will flare up out of nowhere and I become an itchy mess. I was excited to try out Eucerin's Calm line because it's suppose to be great for those with itchy skin.

All 3 products felt so good on my skin and didn't irritate it at all.

The Eucerin Skin Calming Daily Moisturizing Creme is a gentle non-greasy formula that combines calming oatmeal and rich emollients. It's a thicker cream, but doesn't leave your skin greasy, and it soaks in really quick. My skin still felt soft 24 hours later from using this after my shower.

Eucerin Skin Calming Itch-Relieve is an external analgesic lotion for itch skin with cooling menthol and natural oatmeal.  It doesn't have a strong menthol smell, but definitely has the cooling effects. This felt good on my irritated skin, and helped me from getting itchy at night.

Eucerin Skin Calming Body Wash combines soap-free cleansing with omega oils and other natural lipids. This makes a great bath soak! It's an oil-like soap that rinses clean, with no scent. I added a shot to my bath under running water and it bubbled up into a soothing bath.

If you have sensitive, dry, or itchy skin I would recommend checking this line out.


CND Shellac Layering - Asphalt and Negligee

I really like layering Shellac Negligee over the darker Shellac colors. Pictured is two layers of Asphalt and one layer of Negligee (and of course base and top coats). It has a bit of a denim look to it. Easing my way from winter to spring colors!


Beautiful Change Challenge #2 - Beauty Routine



 


Now that Summer is around the corner I want to try and tighten up my morning beauty routine. With a shorter morning regime I can get to work faster, and ultimately, leave earlier, at the end of the day, while there is still plenty of sunshine left to enjoy.

I challenge YOU to do the same, not just to shorten up your routine but to also make positive changes to your routine.

The longest part of my morning routine is my hair. It takes me about 15-20 minutes to add product, dry and style every morning. And what’s worse, is everything I do is harsh on my hair. Even though I add leave in conditioner and oils for smoothing, drying it with high heat and then using a straightening iron is really tough on hair.

So as a challenge, I’m going to try and be less harsh on my hair. Here’s how: I’m not going to wash my hair every day. I’m going to try and only wash it 5 out of 7 days of the week. On my non-wash days, I’ll use a dry shampoo to restyle.

A celebrity stylist once told me that short hair looks better the next day without a wash, and I’ve found it easy to go a day without washing. I also have best friend who has long thick hair and she can go up to 3 days without washing and using dry shampoos. So no excuses, it can be done!


Are you going to try my challenge? If so, please tell me about it in the Glam chat below. Are you going to try something else? If so, please share!



 

New AVEENO® PURE RENEWAL™ lets you renew your hair to its naturally balanced state daily. Unlike ordinary shampoos, these sulphate-free formulas have Balancing Seaweed Extract; bringing hair back to its naturally healthy, most balanced state with each wash, for beautifully healthy-looking hair. Learn more here http://bit.ly/A1cjWg
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by AVEENO® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of AVEENO®




One Night in Atlanta


I was in Atlanta this week for a work event and enjoyed every second of the 80 degree weather. I always have fun when I’m in Atlanta, whether its for work or pleasure.  It’s a fun city filled with very nice people!

We stayed at the W Hotel in Midtown and it was super swanky! W Hotels never disappoint, but I was especially impressed with this one.


View from my room while I did a BodyRock.tv workout in the morning.


I love little toiletries! My mom is probably shaking her head right now, and my dad is probably so proud (I get my hoarding skills from my dad :)! I had to hold on to these Bliss mini bottles. So cute! Hand lotion (perfect for the purse), shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and a special treat…face wash! These make great travel companions and are terrific for gym bags. 

All in all it was a successful business trip and great time in the city. Next week - Chicago bound!



Frederic Fekkai Blow Outs at Ulta


To celebrate Spring, Frederic Fekkai is inviting consumer to ULTA Beauty stores nationwide on April 5th for a complimentary blow-out featuring two of Fekkai's best selling collections. 


Consumers will have a choice between two signature styles: Silky Straight or Full Blown Volume.  The Full Blown Volume utilizes products from the Fekkai Advanced collection for extra volume and added oomph! The Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless collection is a revolutionary four step system that makes hair look effortlessly  straight and chic.


In addition to complimentary blow-outs, consumers will be treated to a 1.6oz Brilliant Glossing Cream with the purchase of $25 in Fekkai products.

Where: The Salons at ULTA Beauty Stores Nationwide. To find the Ulta store nearest you – please visit www.ulta.com and click on the store locator. 

When:  Thursday, April 5th, 1-8pm

How: For additional information about Fekkai National Blow Out, please visit Fekkai.com.



CND Shellac in Rose Bud

I had to stay up past my bedtime and Shellac my nails for my work trip this week to HOT-lanta. I usually like to do light neutral colors for my visits, but I'm really feeling 'Spring-y' with this nice weather, so I went with a soft pinkish-mauve, Rose Bud.




Beautiful Change Challenge #1 - Eating Clean

 

For almost 2 years now I've been following a 'clean eating' diet. It's not counting calories or carbs or any kinda crazy cleanse, it's just making sure what you put into your body is healthy and good for you. No preservatives, excess fats and oils. Just clean, healthy goodness here. 
Reading and studying about this diet helped me to realize that some of the food I was putting in my body was horrible. Even a few changes to your diet can help clean it up a bit and you'll feel great. Here are a few changes you can make in your every day meal plan to help clean up your diet. 
  • Cut out foods with preservatives. If an item from the grocery store has a year of shelf life, just think of all the junk they put in it to help it stay 'good' that long. Yuck! Look for items with less than 3-4 ingredients. 
  • Cut out sugary drinks, like pop and sugary juices, and replace it with water. LOTS of water! 
  • Eat whole grains. Whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole grain pasta, etc. are all delicious and quite frankly, I like them more and I think they taste better than regular white carbs now.
Some of my favorite clean eating essentials: The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno, MaraNatha All Natural Roasted Almond Butter (you can find this at Costco), Dannon Oikos Green Nonfat Yogurt, Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil)
Just to stress: Clean eating DOES NOT require you to starve yourself or count calories, it's all about eating good food. You can find tons of fun recipe books at your nearest book store (one of my favorites is The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno) or recipes online
Be kind to your body - it's the only you got! I challenge you to clean up your diet this Spring. Please comment and share your clean eating changes and/or recipes below!

New AVEENO® PURE RENEWAL™ lets you renew your hair to its naturally balanced state daily. Unlike ordinary shampoos, these sulphate-free formulas have Balancing Seaweed Extract; bringing hair back to its naturally healthy, most balanced state with each wash, for beautifully healthy-looking hair. Learn more here http://bit.ly/A1cjWg

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by AVEENO® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of AVEENO®