Lipgloss Break

What's in my Beach Bag? - UnBurn

It's that time of year again! I got my beach bag out of storage and filled it with all sorts of good SPF products and magazines. Each week I'll highlight a new item that is 'beach bag approved'!


This week, my go to product was used AFTER I spent the day in the sun. It's the inevitable, the first few sunny days of summer I always miss a spot with sunscreen and get a little sunburn. The weather was so nice this weekend in Michigan that everyone at my house got a little pink from the sun.

Luckily I had Water-Jel Unburn Sunburn Relief waiting for me on my bathroom counter. Unburn is a topical gel that draws the heat out of your burn using heat exchange technology. In other words, it soothes it. It contains 2.5% of Lidocaine, which provides pain relief, as well as a Vitamin E, aloe, tea tree oil and spearmint oil. You can also use it on other burns, for example, a flat iron burn.

Regular aloe seals in the heat from a burn, when UnBurn literally takes the heat out of the burn. Both my husband and I used it this weekend and really liked it. It soothed our sunburns, and took away any soreness we would have experienced. It also smells good - kind of a fresh like spearmint. I would suggest waiting for a few minutes before dressing, but for the most part it soaked in really quickly.

Unburn is available in 8oz. bottles at Walmart.

Check out a few items that were in my beach bag last summer!
Borghese Body Bronzer
Korres Mango Butter Lipstick



Jessica Summer 2012 Gelato Mio Collection


If these colors don't SCREAM summer to you, then you're from a different planet! Jessica based her summer line off of Gelato colors...how appropriate! The line is called Gelato Mio, which is Italian for 'My Ice Cream.' Yum. 

Colors (starting in the upper left, going clockwise) are: Barely Blueberry, Lime Cooler, Banana Peel, Tangerine Dreamz, Strawberry Shake It, & Surfer Boyz 'n Berry.

Most of these needed 3 coats to get a solid, streak free color. I got a pedicure last week with Surfer Boyz 'n Berry and the lady next to me asked to borrow my color. 

Want to get creative with this line? Check out a post on one of my favorite nail polish blogs, The PolishAholic. She did a Gelato Mio Water Marble manicure and it's dreamy! 


NARS Thakoon 'Our Lips are Sealed' Contest

NARS is having a Facebook contest I thought I'd share with you:


The Thakoon for NARS “Our Lips Are Sealed” Facebook contest is now live! All you have to do to enter to win an exclusive Thakoon-designed scarf (and more!) is upload a photo of your lips and nails onto Instagram using the hashtag #NARSThakoon. On May 29, you’ll be able to click back to the “NARS FB Exclusives” tab on our Facebook page and vote for your favorite entries. Check it out here:
 http://on.fb.me/JzjJuU



30 day Trial Offer of StriVectin-SD

StriVectin truly believes without a doubt, that they have the power to change your skin… And they’re willing to prove it.

StriVectin believes in the power of their award-winning, anti-aging powerhouse, StriVectin-SD, so much that they are giving away 2 million dollars worth of product!


Until June 1st, you can take advantage of this amazing 30-day trial offer of their clinically proven StriVectin-SD ($34.50 retail value) for only $6.50 shipping and handling at www.strivectin.com/freetrial


12 Beauty and Fashion Coupons for Memorial Day

Thanks to Freeshipping.org for finding these sales!



1. Ulta
Get 20% off any item through May 26 with coupon code 75802.



2. Macy's
Click here to save an additional 15% during the Memorial Day Sale through May 28 using code MEMDAY.



3. Maidenform
Take 25% off sitewide through May 29.



4. Easy Spirit
Save 20% with the purchase of two items through May 28.



5. Victoria's Secret
Get free shipping on orders of $100 or more through May 29 with code SHIPVS12.



6. Designs by Stephene
Get 20% off any purchase through May 29 with promo code DBSMEMORIAL.



7. FreshPair
Take up to 60% off top brands through May 28.



8. e.l.f. Cosmetics
Buy one, get one free from the Best Sellers category through May 28 with code BOGO.



9. Lord and Taylor
Get an additional 20% off sale items through May 28 with code MEMDAY.



10. Yoga-Clothing.com
Save 20% on any order through May 29 with coupon code YCMEMORIAL.



11. PinkMascara
Take 20% off any order through May 29 with promo code MASCARA20.



12. Ann Taylor
Save 50% on select full-price dresses, skirts and shoes through May 28. 


Carly Rae Jepson by Harry Josh at the Billboard Music Awards


I love Carly Rae Jepson's song 'Call Me Maybe.' It's so catchy and my husband and I always sing to it when it comes on in the car!

I was really excited to find out that John Frieda stylist Harry Josh styled this pop star's hair for the Billboard red carpet. He gave her a super sleek rock n roll blow out...here's how:

"Movement is key," says Josh who applied John Frieda Full Repair Style Revival Heat Activated Styling Spray ($9.99) to Carly Rae's wet hair before blow drying to ensure her final look would have shine and a flexible hold that will last throughout the night.

After blowdrying he flat ironed her hair section by section. "The heat from the flat iron is what helped to lock in shine. Style Revival, which is formulated with lightweight Inca Ichi Oil, helped to protect Carly Rae's hair from the potential damage from the high heat of the flat iron."

To finish off the look, Harry used a touch of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Thermal Protection Formula ($9.99) on the ends to seal in shine.


Zoya nail polish in Ali

Neon nails to get me pumped up for tomorrow! Zoya in Ali dries matte so I added a quick dry top coat to give it some shine.
I love that neon's are back in style. Everyone needs a little neon in their life!


Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup




  • Beauty With Attitude reviews some new lip butters and lip balms. Check them out!!
  • Gia shares pictures and her opinions of Jessica's Bridal collection - the much more affordable versions of Chanel's Spring collection - along with some Cult Nails and Sally Hansen polishes she loves for mid-mani refreshers!
  • Pastels are in for spring, and while Retrodiva isn't much of a pastel girl, she takes a look at this season's best pastel nail polish - a great way to wear the trend.
  • Jessika from polish insomniac goes back in time to show your her favorite Essie's!
  • BlushingNoir is hosting a giveaway where TWO winners will receive a set of Stila Nail Polishes and a Plumping Lip Gloss from Victoria's Secret! Open internationally!
  • Glitter.Gloss.Garbage has your beauty must haves for summer travel!
  • Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom is a fan of purples - especially when they look like Salon Perfect Purple Sorbet!
  • Beauty Info Zone wants you to see the latest and greatest from Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.
  • lola's secret beauty blog exposes celebrity makeup artist Susan Thompson & her eponymously named cosmetics line that is far too good to remain a Hollywood insider secret!
  • Hello Dollface tries some oral care that will get you excited about brushing your teeth!
  • Phyrra is having a big giveaway for her 4th Blog Anniversary. Enter to win!
  • Perilously Pale is thinking she needs to give drugstore items a chance more often when she shares with you swatches of five Revlon Colorburst lipglosses including Papaya, and Strawberry. Hungry anyone?
  • Miss L shows one of her new favorite pink nail polishes and cute mani with flowers.
  • Lipgloss Break Reviews Jessica Cosmetics Heavy Petal Spring 2012 collection.
  • Spontaneous Chick gives a tutorial on how to do a leopard eye shadow.
  • BeautyXpose reviews the latest high shine lip glosses from Smashbox: Shades of Fame.
  • Curls N Pearls reviews Vincent Longo's - check out this post for a breakdown of pros and cons.
  • BeautyJudy provides advice and tips on how to successfully represent your blog and personal brand at beauty trade shows and events.
  • The Beauty Professor gives a glowing review to Guerlain Terracotta Gloss in Sable…summertime is here!
  • Pammy Blogs Beauty says Buh-bye to Frizz with Marc Anthony's Bye. Bye. Frizz Keratin Smoothing Line. Be sure to check out her review!
  • Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful shows a new way to make minerals more user-friendly & is giving one away to readers!


  • Jessica Cosmetics Heavy Petal Collection


    I'm a huge fan of Jessica Cosmetics nail polish. They offer beautiful shades that are long wearing and go on very easily, usually streak free.

    Their Spring 2012 Heavy Petal Collection is awesome. The collection is made up of different shades and finishes of pinks and purple. Each color has a solid version, a soft metallic version and light shimmer shade version (these are pretty sheer). From top left clockwise the colors are: Witchy Wisteria, Dased Dahlia, Hotter than Hibiscus, Rolling Rose, Born 2 Pansy, & Geranium Gypsy.

    I used Dased Dahlia for a pedicure and it looked awesome. Rolling Rose & Born 2 Pansy are my favorites for a quick polish that will go with a lot of different outfits and since they are semi-sheer.

    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.


    Giveaway Break - Billion Dollar Brows Set


    For those of you who live in the LA area, Billion Dollar Brows has a salon in Beverly Hills that offers several different services such as tweezing, tinting and brow shaping. For those of you who don't live in LA, you can buy BDB's tools online...or try to win a selection from Lipgloss Break!



    ***Giveaway***

    Enter to win a pair of Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel, Tweezers,  and Universal Brow Pencil! 

    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 Thursday, June 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!