The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 88

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Lipglossiping – isn’t entirely convinced by Clinique’s latest foray into the world of nail polish. Click through for the full story!

My Beauty Bunny – You may be up to your ears in beauty products, but what about your furry best friend? We’ve got a look at Pet Head, an edgy fashion-forward line of pet products.

Nouveau Cheap – What do you do when your favorite drugstore eyebrow pencil keeps getting harder and harder to find? If you’re me, you find a wonderful (and affordable) Japanese beauty product to take its place!

Pink Sith – tells you about the time she was arrested by the Fashion Police, but got released on her own recognizance thanks to her Stars Makeup Haven lip gloss in Jezebel.

Prime Beauty – gets the perfect bronze goddess look with the new Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzers--they even smell like the beach!

Phyrra – shares expert tips on How to Care for Natural Locks Hair!

Vampy Varnish – May is skin cancer awareness month so here is some info about prevention, risks, being pale and her favorite sunscreens!

we heart this – MAC Temperature Rising Nail Lacquers are a gorgeous glitter explosion on their own (Scorching Haute and Tropical) but wait until you see them mixed…

Beauty Junkies Unite – If you like lipsticks with insane color payoff, that still feel great on your lips—don’t pass up these new lippies from BUXOM, the Full Bodied Lipsticks!

Clumps of Mascara – is in love with these new Clinique nail polishes. They totally knocked them out of the park!

EauMG – reviews a new French perfume that should inspire a spicy limoncello cocktail, Olfactive Studio Still Life.

Gouldylox ReviewsNatalie Maines may not be a style maven, but her latest look requires chutzpah. Like it or lump it?

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Lipglossiping – The lovely Meg from Lips So Facto shares her top tips on how to DIY your own relaxing bath soak, a must-read for stressed-out sisters everywhere!

Question of the Week:

When it comes to grooming the brows, what’s your preference? Wax, tweeze or thread?

B says, “I’m a threading gal. And threading huuuuurts but I love how my brows look after doing it. I then thread ‘em to maintain the look for a few weeks.”

How ’bout you? Wax, tweeze or thread?

 

 

Want white teeth? Of course you do!

It’s confession time. Are you ready for this one? Okay. Here goes. I haven’t been to the dentist in over a year. I’ve always been a stickler about dental health so my not going is like…a big deal. The good news is, I’ve already set an appointment with my dentist. I know I’ve got a cavity or two so I’m already prepared to hear the tongue lashing. I got this tube of Colgate Optic White Dual Action toothpaste to review and while my dentist may chew me out over my cavities, she’ll be super impressed with my pearly whites.

Colgate Optic White Dual Action toothpaste

It’s been awhile since I’ve tried out a new toothpaste so I was excited about this one. Like the original Colgate Optic White, this toothpaste promises to make your whiter in just 1 week. But not only that, it also promises to keep those teeth shiny. Shiny white teeth? Sign me up!

Colgate Optic White Dual Action toothpaste tube

I probably won’t ever do professional dental whitening or bleaching (just doesn’t seem safe somehow…) so whitening toothpastes are the closest I will get to super white and bright teeth. Colgate’s Optic White is one of my favorite on the market because I feel like it keeps my teeth white and freshens my breath. I’ve tried some of those toothpastes that claim they’ll brighten and freshen but they are usually lacking in one of the departments. And I really like the Crystal Mint flavor of this toothpaste. It’s refreshing and long-lasting. Ah yessss. Toothpaste rocks.

And like most toothpastes, you can get a tube of this at your local drugstore or at Target or Walmart. If your beautiful smile is in need of some brightenin’, I say give this stuff a try.

Do you whiten your teeth?

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 87

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Gouldylox Reviews – Makeup Wars are my favorite posts. This week’s war is all about facial masks. Was your favorite a winner or did it get defeated?

Lipglossiping – wants to know all about the last foundation you fell in love with. Come on over and share your sweet story of faux-skin perfection!

My Beauty Bunny – When the days heat up, many automatically reach for the lip-gloss. This summer, go the nontraditional route with a matte pout! Check out our round up of the best on the market; Matte Lips Make a Cruelty-Free Splash.

Nouveau Cheap – reviews the new Revlon Lash Potion Mascara and has a tip for you, in case you’re thinking about giving it a shot.

Pink Sith – is giving away some very cute and colorful Tweezerman Tweezers and Unbreakable Mirrors just in time for Spring!

Prime Beauty – has curated a selection of 6 feminine and sophisticated fragrances complete with elegant falcons perfect for Mother’s Day. She’s even giving one away! You’re welcome.

Phyrra – shares her Mother’s Day Gift Guide. You’ll want it all for yourself!

Vampy Varnish – likes that the new Orly Mash Up collection for summer 2013 is literally a mash up of colors and finishes!

we heart this – Ahoy! We be giving away a BPAL Port Royal soap and Jolly Roger perfume oil to one of you landlubbers who stops by…

Beauty Junkies Unite – If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the L’Oreal Miss Candy Collection! Don’t have a sweet tooth? You just might after this review!

Clumps of Mascara – is giving away a $125 gift card and a ton of Eucerin goodies for an at-home spa experience!

EauMG – has paired perfumes with popular women’s fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013! It’s also EauMG’s 5 year blog anniversary! So, don’t forget to join in the celebration and enter the giveaways!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Gouldylox Reviews – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love Hair Romance. Although I don’t know Christina, her blog is one of my all time favorites. Almost everything I’ve learned about long hair styling (in the one year I’ve had hair long enough to work with), I’ve learned from her. Did I mention I like this blog?

Question of the Week:

When it comes to lipstick, what’s your go-to finish
(shimmer, creme, satin, matte, etc.) and why are you drawn to that particular finish?

B says, “I’m a creme girl. They happen to be the most moisturizing and easiest to apply in a pinch. If I have time, I’ll mess around with mattes and shimmers are okay but I don’t wear them often.”

What’s your favorite kind of lippie finish?

 

 

Win Pro Passes to PHAMExpo in Pasadena, CA!

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Oooooh, beauty lovers in Cali and surrounding areas…wanna go to an awesome beauty trade show? Of course you do! PHAMExpo is the newest beauty convention to hit the streets and having glanced at some of the exhibitors that will be there I’m just a wee bit jealous that I can’t attend. Not this year, at least. But you can!

Typically shows like these are just for beauty professionals but the tickets that I’m giving away are for everyone. Woo hoo! It’s a sweet deal because a 1 day ticket will cost you $60. And that doesn’t even include pro admission. So yes, girlfriend…if you win these pair of tickets you’ll be winning gold!

Think you’ll be in the Pasadena area during June 29th and June 30th? Enter!!

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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 86

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

EauMG – reviews a mouth-watering juicy orange perfume, Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine.

Gouldylox Reviews – Have you seen the new LE Too Faced Palette? Gold, purple, bronze, turquoise and a sexy bedroom eye make this palette irresistible.

Lipglossiping – has a serious think about the benefits of buying a wig! Have you been getting wiggy with it?

My Beauty Bunny – Emerald green may be the color of the year, but we all know coral is the color of summer. My Beauty Bunny shares her simple 5-minute coral look and her favorite cruelty-free Peach and Coral Makeup products.

Nouveau Cheap – reviewed six of the eight new Summer 2013 Limited Edition Maybelline Color Tattoos, and shows them to you in a way that might just surprise you (and make you want them even more).

Pink Sith – has a list of things that make her happy such as Room Service, naps and hot cocoa, but the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Paris Follies is inching near the top of her list!

Prime Beauty – tells you how to take years off your looks! Nothing looks more youthful than a bright, white smile and Prime Beauty helps you get there with a giveaway of 5 Oral B Deep Sweep Electric Toothbrushes and the new Crest Pr-Health Toothpaste! Well, what are you waiting for?

Phyrra – gets blacklight reactive with Stila After Glow Lip Color. You need to see it to believe it!

Vampy Varnish – has two of the new nail shades from the Rescue Beauty Lounge Emoting Me collection and thinks they are truly beautiful!

we heart this – Want to win a $215 home spa prize pack from Eucerin (which includes a $125 Visa gift card)? Umm, yeah you do!

Beauty Junkies Unite – NARS just paired up with shoe designer Pierre Hardy for a gorgeous Summer collection release. Don’t miss these refreshing nail polish and blush shades in this review with swatches!

Clumps of Mascara – is giving away a mascara each week during her weekly mascara contest on Instagram!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by EauMG – One of my favorite beauty blogs is Scent Hive. Trish focuses primarily on natural beauty products, bath products and perfumes. Scent Hive was my first introduction to the world of natural perfumes!

Question of the Week:

What are your favorite body washes (or bar soaps,
body scrubs or bubble baths) that are currently sitting in your shower?

B says, “I ‘m using a bar of African black soap. They were cured and given out as favors at my baby shower. Yep. I’m still usin’ them!”

What soapies are you using?

 

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 85

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Clumps of Mascara – is in looooooove (yes, that much) with OPI’s Liquid Sand nail polishes. Trendy? But who cares…textured nail polish is some kind of cool!

EauMG – Here are Victoria’s perfume picks to wear this spring!

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m loving Angie Miller‘s look on American Idol. Instead of spending hundreds, get her full face for less than $75!

Lipglossiping – explores the curious world of the girl crush and invites you to talk about the women who inspire you.

My Beauty Bunny – is thrilled to announce the site has received a make-over! Come check out the new digs and while you are there see what Peter Dinklage from ‘Game of Thrones’ has to say about animal testing!

Nouveau Cheap – reviews the brand new Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (inspired by Japanese calligraphy brushes)and gives you a chance to win your very own–and more!

Pink Sith – takes you to an imaginary land of pink and glitter and unicorns when she tells you about Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails in #3 Lovely Violet.

Prime Beauty – tests out Aveda’s Petal Essence Collection for spring; a wonderful mix of pastels as well as vibrant colors!

Phyrra – raves about the Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner! There’s also a great giveaway to enter.

Vampy Varnish – Thinks some of the new Zoya PixieDust shades for Summer 2013 rock!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber breaks down eight very affordable BB creams for every need, and offers you a chance to win a $50 CVS/pharmacy gift card in the process, so that you can go buy your own fave BB!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Clumps of Mascara – The Gorgeous Gleam is a fabuuuulous beauty blog by NYC’s Erica. Her makeup skills always leave my mouth wide open. And she always has me wanting things I don’t even really need. Like these darling little lip balms.

Question of the Week:

Quick, what’s the one beauty product you want most right now?

B says, “I still reallllly want a Clarisonic Aria. And in the non-beauty world I want a Vitamix and a rainbow baby wrap that costs like $100. Since all of the above cost over a hundred each, I’m not getting them. Womp.”

What are you lusting after?

 

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 84

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Beauty Junkies Unite – If you’re attending a wedding this spring/summer, or part of the bridal party—don’t miss essie’s new Bridal Collection 2013 for absolutely lovely nails!

Clumps of Mascara – reviewed a waterproof mascara but it wasn’t what she expected.

EauMG – Behold! There’s finally a niche perfume subscription program that will deliver 3 niche perfume samples right to your door! Here’s Victoria’s impressions of Olfactif.

Gouldylox Reviews – It’s Chic Week at Sephora, which means 15% off of everything. What to haul? Here is what I’m hoping to snag!

Lipglossiping – goes ga-ga over a beautifully demure grey nail polish that’s both stylish and work appropriate.

My Beauty Bunny – The life of a beauty blogger isn’t exactly glamorous – but this past week sure was. Take a peek at my Beauty Event Wrap Up, including beauty treatments, fancy jewels, LuckyFabb West and a meeting with the one and only Betsey Johnson – squee!

Nouveau Cheap – The new Maybelline Summer 2013 Limited Edition Color Tattoos have landed!. Come check out some reader-submitted swatches to see the duochrome goodness for yourself.

Pink Sith – The BECCA Ultimate Eye Colour Palette in Eclipsed has sated Pink Sith’s desire for an olive green eyeshadow…or has it?

Prime Beauty – is loving her soft, silky hair after using WEN Cleansing Conditioner. The limited edition Spring Gardenia Green Tea scent is perfect for this time of year. And…because she loves her readers so much, she is a giving away a bottle too!

Phyrra – is groovy, baby, with her new Fyrinnae 1960s Retro Collection review!

Vampy Varnish – wants to EAT some of the goodies in the new MAC Baked Beauties collection for summer!

we heart this – we’re not pastel kind of girls, but the China Glaze Avant Garden launch of Pastel Petals is making us feel a bit flower child-y.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Beauty Junkies Unite – My favorite style blogger, Sydne Summer has THE BEST style blog around! I love the series guide she’s doing on trends from A-Z, and this week she explores the letter “G”, for green. See how to pop this color of the year into your wardrobe seamlessly.

Question of the Week:

Imagine there is some calamity and all makeup production ceases. You only have what is left in your stash. What kind of makeup will you run out of first and what kind of makeup will you run out of last?

B says, “Of course I’d run out of mascara first. Ha! And I’d probably run out of foundation last.”

What say you?

 

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 83

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Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

we heart this – has an instant win game for you; Beautisol self tanning mousse and their FAB applicator mitt. It’s like a beauty lottery scratch off card, you could win in seconds!

Beauty Junkies Unite – With each season, I fall more in love with the exclusive beauty brand, jouer Cosmetics. See what really got me going for spring!

Clumps of Mascara – is giving away a SensatioNail gel nail starter kit. She was a skeptic when it came to at home gel nails but this kit is some kind of awesome.

EauMG – Want to know what an angry rose smells like? Check out this review of the newest addition to the Juliette Has a Gun family.

Gouldylox Reviews – Would you consider letting a medical professional stick your face with hundreds of needles if it mean fewer fine lines and scar indentations? Check out my results (and gnarly after photos).

Lipglossiping – puts the new Kiehl’s BB Cream under the microscope. Will it out-perform her favourite (now discontinued) Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer?

My Beauty Bunny – has a look (and swatches!) at the new Spring 2013 colors from cruelty and Big 3 free Sheswai Lacquer. Wait to you see Ladylike – it’s my new favorite polish!

Nouveau Cheap – The new Hard Candy All Lid Up créme eye shadows have inspired me to break out of my browns and taupes and bring more color to my springtime eye looks.

Pink Sith – shows you a highlighter from Lancome that has been discontinued. But do not fret. She is giving one away to one lucky reader. Maybe you! Enter today!

Prime Beauty – tested out Olay Regenerist Micro-Scupting Cream and found the claims are true! It performs like luxury skincare products four times the price! Look your best with Olay and enter to win 1 of 5 jars of Olay Regererist Micro-Sculpting creams from Prime Beauty!

Phyrra – shares her tips and tricks for the best photography and video equipment for beauty and fashion bloggers. From handbags to cellphones and lights, she’s got you covered!

Vampy Varnish – love sparkly eyeshadows but prefer more “refined” sparkles? Check out the new Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow for spring! I predict you are going to lust after Zodiac…

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this – We’re always blown away by The PolishAholic; from her flawless manicures to her amazing photos, Jen’s got skills! Plus, she always introduces us to new indie brands like the LA based wHet.

Question of the Week:

When it comes to haircare, what types of styling
products do you use on a daily basis (if any at all)?

B says, “I use Oyin Handmade’s Greg Juice for some pick me up.”

What about you? Do you put anything on your hair each day?