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Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - June 30

  • Slashed Beauty: It's getting HOT! Find out which budge-proof and budget-friendly eyeliners will last you all day in the summer sun.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Looking for the perfect lightweight fast-absorbing beauty oil for the warmer months? Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil is that and more!
  • TheFabZilla: Eyeliner love. Kathryne from TheFabZilla tells you why Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon is a must-have.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need inspiration for a summer manicure? Jessica has 5 simple nail art manicures for you to try!
  • My Highest Self: Stop by to see which Caress Fresh Collection body wash is Tina's favorite!
  • Lipgloss Break: Keep your skin protected this Summer and enter to win a set of Neutrogena sunscreens!
  • Glamorable!: Love wearing pastel colors on your nails? Then check out this post with swatches and review of Ricky's new Pastel Opal mini-collection.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Check out Leelo´s pink & purple summer makeup look
  • Makeup Life and Love: Face Oils? Not sure if a facial oil is for you? Keep reading as Jamie shows us for every skin type a facial oil to suit its needs...
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison's rockin' blue lashes, lips and nails with Milani's LE Bella Blue Collection
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber shares her summer must haves from L'Occitane, Belle Scents, Pur Minerals and Mally!
  • BeautyTidbits: Enter to Win a prize pack of NYC cosmetics and $50 Walmart gift card!



  • MAC Nail Transformations


    MAC is releasing a collection of nail lacquers and transformative topcoats designed to give nails a stylish twist. The light peach beige of Skin, deep plum of Rebel and sheer nude of Quiet Time undergo a unique transformation when combined with one of six glowing topcoats.

    I love the creativity of this line and being able to style your nail polish to fit your mood. 

    Available online now and in store July 3rd.





    Giveaway Break - Neutrogena SPF Pack


    I hope all my readers are no strangers to sunscreen. It's so important to protect your skin in the harsh summer months! Yesterday I wrote about my love for Neutrogena sunscreens and how they kept me and my family well protected this past week in North Carolina. Now, you have a chance to win a prize pack of sunscreens all for yourself! 


     ***Giveaway***

    Enter to win a set of 3 Neutrogena Sunscreens! I will be picking 2 winners to receive a total of 3 sunscreens from the Beach Defense, Ultra Sheer and Wet Skin line. 

     
    Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
     
    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, July 25th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



    Protect Your Skin on SUNday with Neutrogena Sunscreen

    We have a lot of reasons to celebrate today! Yesterday was the first day of Summer, and today is International Sun-Day! Today is the Sunday closest to the summer solstice, making it a special SUNday to celebrate the nearest star in the Universe, the Sun!

    But before you go out and celebrate, make sure you are well protected from this star! I've been in extreme Outer Banks, North Carolina heat all week, and have been layering on Neutrogena sunscreen. I'm guilty of not wanting to wear high SPF sunscreen in the past because I was afraid I wouldn't get 'tan.' Well, that mind set has gone out the window now that I'm older (and I like to think wiser, too) and I worry about longer term skin damage and wrinkles. 

    I stocked up on SPF 50+ for this trip and pretty much forced it on everyone in my family. Especially when traveling south, the sun is so much stronger, and it never seems like you can enough sunscreen on. There is nothing worse than a sunburn on vacation! My family has been using the below sunscreens all weekend and we've all stayed sunburn free while playing in and out of the ocean and pool.


    Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid SPF 70
    Ultra Sheer Liquid SPF 70
    This goes on underneath your moisturizer and can be worn daily. I LOVE the way this soaks into my skin. I also have extremely sensitive skin, and this non-comedogenic lotion hasn't caused any breakouts or flare ups of my rosacea. I've been putting this on my face, neck and chest every morning when I wake up. You never know when you're going to eat outside or drink coffee on the balcony and the sun will reach your face. It has a sheer, not greasy, finish, and almost looks like it could be a skin corrector. Other benefits include: water resistant for up to 80 minutes, Helioplex technology, oil-free, and PABA free. 

    Neutrogena Ultra Dry-Touch SPF 55
    Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55
    I loaded up with the Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55 before I even stepped outside. Being pregnant has made me even more cautious about protecting my skin. This kept me burn free but also allowed me to still get a bit of color. This sunscreen is super lightweight and absorbs quickly. I also didn't have any problems with using it on my sensitive skin (it helps that it's non-comedogenic). It's also oil-free, PABA free, and uses the Helioplex technology like the Ultra Sheer Liquid. 


    Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 50+
    Beach Defense Sunscreen Stick SPF 50+
    This stick is genius, especially when you don't want to get your hands sticky with sunscreen. It makes for easy, clean application. My niece and nephew also thought it was pretty 'funny' since it looks like deodorant, and made them a little less unhappy about sunscreen re-applications :) This stick didn't absorb as quickly as the Ultra Sheer, but I felt like it was better to use before going into the ocean because it was a bit thicker. The water just ran right over it on our skin, and kept us well protected. Like the Ultra Sheer line, it's oil and PABA free. To top it off, this one smells a little fruity :)

    Neutrogena sunscreens can be purchased online at Neutrogena.com or found at your local drugstores like CVS or Walgreens. 

    How do you plan on protecting your skin this Summer? Please share below!

    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.


    LipMonthly Review

    I think it's pretty obvious that I'm obsessed with lipgloss, based solely off of the name of my site. I love trying new lip balms, glosses and lipsticks, and I'm always reading about the latest and greatest in lip products.  I recently learned about LipMonthly, which is a new monthly subscription service for lip products. How perfect does this sound?!?

    For $10 a month, you'll get a curated box of lip balms, stains, lipsticks, and/or glosses. In my first box, I received the following:
    - Stila lip liner in Fuchsia
    - GlamNatural gloss in Poco Loco 
    - Hard Candy Lip Tattoo lip gloss
    - Lipology gloss 
    - Ultraflesh mascara - this was a surprise!

    The entire box was worth way more than $10! And each month there will be a surprise product, that may or may not be a lip product, that is included. LipMonthly will include a wide variety of brands, both popular and smaller niche brands, to bring the best assortment each month. 

    If you're interested in trying it out, visit their site! They are currently running a promotion to get $5 off your first box! 


    I LOVE monthly subscriptions because it allows you to try new brands that you may have never heard of before, and potentially fall in love with! Are you currently signed up for any other monthly subscription box? If so, which ones?






    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - June 15

  • Glamorable!: Get your glow on with Eddie Funkhouser complexion products!
  • lola's Secret Beauty Blog: HydroPeptide Solar Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is an amazing anti-aging Sunscreen that is peptide packed, soothing, and self-adjusts to the color of your skin tone!
  • Slashed Beauty: A smokey eye is essential to anyone's beauty repertoire. Miranda shows us how to achieve Lea Michele's signature smoky eye in her latest tutorial!
  • TheFabZilla: TheFabZilla shares her secrets to younger looking skin. She also reviews Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber's June Wantable makeup Box was perfectly curated just for her!
  • I Know all the Words: The ulitmate Eye Cream Dream Tream post featuring Biotherm, Clarins, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Guerlain and Lise Watier
  • Geniabeme: Geniabeme creates an inspired makeup look from Alex Vasu from Orange is the New Black.
  • My Highest Self: Hawaiian Tropic makes the cut for winning sunscreens for face and body!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Are you looking for pictures & a review of the L'Oreal Collection Privée? Jessica has them on her blog!
  • Lipgloss Break: Enter to win a Moisture Masque for your hair from Bosley Pro. It's great for treating dry, damaged hair.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison's take on Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Peony
  • Alison Blackman's Advice Sisters Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle: Video Treat! 2 eye look matte & shimmer by Makeup Artist Carol Shaw
  • BeautyTidbits: Beat the heat with these Summer Skincare Must-Haves!


  • Giveaway Break - Bosley Hair Moisture Masque

    Yesterday I posted about how much I love Bosley Moisture Masque...today, you can enter to win one for yourself! 


     ***Giveaway***

    Enter to win a Bosley Pro Hair Moisture Masque for yourself to try!

     
    Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
     
    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, July 13th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



    Bosley Moisture Masque Review

    After this harsh winter I feel like I've been playing catch up taking care of my hair and skin...they've been so dry! I was on a mission to focus on my hair for the past few months, and tested out Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Moisture Masque.

    I love this stuff. I've been using it about 3-4 times a week. I'll first shampoo my hair, rinse, and then apply this conditioner from the roots to the ends. I like to try and let it stay on for about 5 minutes in the shower, and then I rinse it out.


    I love how this moisture masque makes my hair feel. Now that it's getting humid in Michigan, I usually fear frizziness during the day, but I haven't had problems when using this. It also doesn't make my hair too soft or oily to style, and can usually still go a day without washing when using this product.


    According to the site, this masque contains a 'blend of mango and shea butters, with Brazilian palm tree and avocado oils, adding rich moisture and shine.' It also includes red wine extract to help with antioxidant protection, LifeXtend complex to help nourish hair and ColorKeeper complex to help prolong and protect color. 


    This masque is pretty thick, and smells really good. You can definitely tell this a salon quality product, which I love. It's like having a spa day, every day! You can find it at salons, HSN and Ulta stores, and retails for $24.95. You can find a store near you that carries Bosley by using the store finder on their site




    Is your hair still recovering from the harsh winter? If so, what are you doing to help revive it?


    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.


    IT Cosmetics It's All About You Collection

    I'm a HUGE fan of IT Cosmetics. I love their powders, brushes and Bye Bye Undereye cover up. Their products are great for my sensitive skin!

    Tune into QVC on June 21st for this collection launch. It's one day only so mark your calendar!