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Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup

Hello beauties - Below is a round up from some of the best in beauty blogs! Check them out!

CVS Beauty Club Perks

If you haven't already, make sure to join the Extra Care CVS Beauty Club. Here are some of their latest perks:

  • Now thru 9/28, beauty lovers can snag one of 50,000 FREE samples of the NEW Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo here and at 
  •  Beginning on 9/30, TRESemme products are 2 for $7, plus take an extra $2 off when you visit the ExtraCare coupon center, making this a steal at 2 for $5!

And the Winners Are..

Happy Friday! Congrats to our lucky winners! 

Elle nail polish set - rvick
Tweezerman - stefanie.gladden
Borghese Bronzer Brush - shebebes
6-in-1 Manicure set - lmariegrimm & yanabanana70

Jessica Nails Fall 2013 Spicy Dream

Jessica Nails Fall 2013 line, Spicy Dream. Colors from upper left hand top, clockwise: Cinnamon Kiss, Pumpkin Delight, Brown Sugar, GingerSnap, Crimson Tattoo, & Champagne Bubbles. Thanks to Tina for swatching! 

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.

RUSK Wired

I am currently loving RUSK Wired flexible styling creme. It's a thicker styling cream, and when applied to towel dried hair, makes blow drying a breeze and leaves my hair super smooth. Rusk rates it as a medium (3 out of 6) on their 'hold scale.'

For my short hair, I applied a little more than a pea size amount (maybe 2 peas!). I rubbed it between my hands and then applied it first to my ends, and then work up to my roots. I quickly pulled a comb through my hair to help distribute it. I blow dried my hair and voila, silky smoothness. I like how it gives the ends of my hair a smooth finish after flat ironing, and less of a frizzy finish. It held up nice in the humidity and it's great for every day styling. I was given a 2oz travel size to test out, which is perfect for my work travel. This also comes in a larger, 6oz full size.

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.

Are the 80s Coming Back?

After taking this picture my husband asked 'are the 80s coming back?' Yes, Mike. Yes they are. Colored jeans, bright tops and high tops can be found flooding the NYC streets. I haven't given into the high tops yet, but gave in to buy my first pair of colored skinny jeans, which I love.

Get out your hairspray cans ladies...big hair may be coming back!

Purple skinny jeans: Ann Taylor Loft
Color splatter top: H&M
Black flats: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren

MUR Spring/Summer 2013

Chateau Cherbulieze in Chelsea hosted the MUR Spring/Summer 2013 fashion week show. It was a very intimate show, which was a nice change from the craziness of the larger shows at Lincoln Center. Eclectic hors d'oeuvres, burlesque dancers and Forever Young Wine helped to set the scene. MUR designer, the beautiful Anastasia Fokina, mingled with guests and kicked off her runway show.

This collection was titled 'FUEL.' High necks, feathers and red designs were all incorporated into this accessory line. These are the types of scarves that make an entire outfit. My favorite was the one Anastasia was wearing herself.

Anastasia Fokina started her accessories line in 2012. Props to this new designer. Excited to see what she does next!

Taste of Fall - NYC style

I've been really missing Michigan's Fall season. University of Michigan football games, the weather change and of course, all of the apple orchards...donuts and hot cider..yum!

To get a little taste of fall, tomorrow we are visiting apple orchards and vineyards in Long Island. Our friends Julie and Chris are taking us and we extremely excited for the day trip! We're taking the train to Long Island and they are picking us up from there.

Now here's the tough question...what to wear? Since it's going to be in the 80s tomorrow, I'm going to definitely wear a dress. I have to get use out of my dresses while I still can! Topping it off with a jean jacket will give it a Fall feel. And you can't forget the apple necklace...

Fall apple orchard and vineyards

Alice + Olivia pleated chiffon dress / Madewell jean jacket / Call it SPRING suede shoes, $27 / Rebecca Minkoff black leather clutch / Gold bangle / Kenneth Jay Lane

Giveaway Break - Argania 1640 Argan Oil

Argan oil is all the rage now for hair and skin care products. There are several hair care brands that have come out with their own Argan oil hair treatments, but they're not always 100% pure. It's common they have additives in their formulas to help cut cost. This is where Argania 1640 is unique. Their oil is 100% pure and organic. Naturally, their contains a high concentration of Vitamin E, anti-oxidants and unsaturated omega 3, 6, and 9 lipids.

They sell their pure Argan Oil in 3 sizes:
  • 15 ml (0.5 fl oz) – $14
  • 60 ml (2.0 fl oz) – $42
  • 120 ml (4.0 fl oz) – $81
Argania 1640 was born out of a chance encounter on the streets of Essaouira, on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. One of the founders of this company walked into an argan oil storefront in Essaouira's busy medina, and immediately new this was something he had to bring back to the US. The company's goals are simple: bring steady income to women's groups in Morocco and bring the finest and rarest natural wonders of North Africa to the worldwide marketplace. 


Want to try this purest form of Argan oil yourself? Enter to win a 2.0 fl oz bottle of Argania 1640 Argan oil! 

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, October 18th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

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