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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there! Please take some time to yourself today - you all deserve it!


And the Winners Are...

Neutrogena Soothing Lotion Giveaway - rstephen8103, rm809tm1, chichijunk, amy9_27, lisamurphy4

Addiction NV Lip gloss set - knadams1

Cargo Cosmetics Bronzer Twitter giveaway - shushgirl

San Francisco in a Weekend

This post is way over due. It was amazing to get away for a bit 2 weeks ago with the hubby. San Francisco is an amazing city. Lots of shopping, great food and sunshine. Super chilly at night and when the sun goes in, but I was prepared from my past experiences.

Even though I didn't make it to the gym in SF, I feel like I got an amazing workout from all the walking we did! Saturday morning we woke up early, had breakfast, and rented bikes. Yes, we were touristy, we rode our bikes across the bridge into Sausalito. a tough ride! 8 miles later we were dining in Sausalito, followed by coffee drinks before catching the ferry back to the city.

Sunday we explored some more, made it to the Coit Tower and a ton of parks, and did our fair share of people watching in North Beach.

If you plan on visiting San Francisco my tips are:
 - Bring comfortable walking shoes
 - Bring a jacket that transfers from day to night (jean jacket, blazer) because the city can go from what feels like 80 degrees to 50 degrees in a minute!
 - Wear sunscreen. The temperature is deceiving. It may be chilly, but if the sun is out you will burn!
 - Sit at an outdoor cafe and people watch. Lots to take in on the streets of SF :)
 - Rent bikes to get around and explore, and if you have it in you, ride them across the bridge - it was definitely the highlight of our trip!

Steps leading to the Coit Tower.
Cotton Nautical colored dress from Marshalls, Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini bag 
View from the middle of the bridge
Flowers along the bay in Sausalito

Chai latte, cappuccino & people watching

2 for $20 Candle Sale at Bath & Body

Perfect timing! Pick up last minutes Mother's Day gifts at Bath & Body works this weekend. They are having their 2 for $20 candle sale -yay!

Glowing by JLo

To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Glow, Coty brings you Glowing by JLo. It is a Floral Woody Amber that embodies the aura of Jennifer in her most flawless form: modern, sexy, wet skin and is inspired by her favorite candle. The bottle was inspired by the beauty and the lines of Baccarat crystal, when the atomizer is pressed, the bottle beautifully illuminates for 15 seconds. Literally, it's glows!

TOP:       Bergamot, Mandarin, Cypress
MID:       Orange Flower, Muguet des Bois, Cassia Flower
BASE:     Sandalwood, Amber Sultan, Vanilla, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cashmere Musk

2.5oz/75ml  $65.00

CND Shellac in Hollywood

This is the color I chose for my SF trip. It went with all of my outfits! CND Shellac's Hollywood is red hot red, with light gold specs. A great red that goes with a lot, and transfers well into summery months. 

Sponsored Post: Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips


It’s summer time in Michigan! Well, almost. It’s getting really nice out and it’s making me think of all the things I want to do and prepare for before summer is in full swing. Here’s my to-do list:

1) I’ve kicked my workout routines up a notch and I’m preparing for my first kettlebell competition mid-May. I’ve also created a new recipe binder full of clean-eating recipes to help me feel healthier going into summer.
2) In the beauty department, I’ve been bronzing like I was in the tropics, using self tanner, that is. I stay far away from tanning salons. I opt for self tanner 2-3 a week to keep up a natural glow.
3) You know what looks nice with a bronzed glow? Pearly white teeth! I drink so much coffee and the occasional red wine that I’m afraid that I haven’t been treating my teeth good this winter.

I recently got to try out Rembrandt Intense Stain Stain Dissolving Strips and was really impressed! They are so much easier to use than any other whitening system I have tried before!

These strips are unique in several different ways. One way is that each strip can be used for your top OR bottom teeth. This way, you don't waste any! Some people only like to whiten their top or are maybe too sensitive to do their bottom, and then they end up wasting a box of strips because half are for bottom teeth.

The most exciting part of these strips is that they dissolve in your mouth – no more removal hassle! I put them on as I’m heading out the door to work and they dissolved during my 20 minute commute, or right before bed and fall asleep with them on.

Each strip is individually wrapped with clear instructions on the back on how to apply based on top or bottom teeth. Super easy for traveling...I just threw a couple in my makeup bag for my trip this week. Getting my teeth sparkling white for summer doesn't get any easier than this!

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Happy Sunday

I challenge you to enjoy your day :) Read a good book (I will be reading Fifty Shades Darker :) or magazine today...or take a walk in this beautiful May weather.

Stay tuned for a fun giveaway this week on my site and on Twitter!

Giveaway Break - Skinnygirl Face Solution Kit for Mother's Day

For Mother's Day this year, indulge your favorite lady with some pampering luxe gift sets! Skinnygirl Face & Body offers five affordable sets: 
  • Margarita Bath Kit ($15.00) 
  • Sangria Bath Kit ($15.00) 
  • Face Solution Kit ($14.97) 
  • Body Solution Kit ($15.97) 
  • Mommy Kit ($12.88)
Skinnygirl Face & Body was created by Bethenny Frankel - reality TV star, entrepreneurial powerhouse and mother - who stresses that the secret to balancing it all is to remember to take a little time out of your day for you! I'm definitely a fan of that philosophy!

Skinnygirl wants to help celebrate Mother's Day with Lipgloss Break readers and give a set away to one lucky reader!

Enter to win a Skinnygirl Face Solution Kit!

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 go through Mother's Day, and will end officially on Monday, May 14th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Bath & Body Works Mother's Day Party

Come join Bath & Body Works as we shower moms with love and fabulous fragrances at our Mother’s Day Party on Saturday, May 5th from 1pm-5pm! Whether she’s a fragrance devotee, a candle connoisseur, or a germ-conscious mom, this event will help you find the ultimate gift to celebrate every mom on your list. Honor the one you love during this fun, fragrance filled event:

WHO: Bath & Body Works

WHAT: Mother’s Day Party

WHEN: Saturday, May 5th, 2012 1pm – 5pm

WHERE: At select Bath & Body Works stores

· WIN AN EXCLUSIVE MOTHER’S DAY TOTE: Enter to win an exclusive VIP Wild Garden Mother’s Day Tote before it is officially available for sale! Valued at over $100, this pampering perk is filled with must-haves from Signature Collection Wild Garden, Anti-Bacterial Wild Fusions and Home Fragrance Bloom collection.

· PERSONALIZED SHOPPING WITH BBW GIFT GURU: Complimentary gift wrapping will be provided for those who make a purchase. 

· FREE MOTHER’S DAY TOTE: And for celebrating your special lady with us, you can get a limited edition Wild Garden Mother’s Day Tote Bag that includes a full sized Malibu Heat Body Lotion FREE with any full size Signature Collection purchase made during the event!

Visit the Event Page at or go to for details.