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?

 

 

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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!

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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?

 

 

Makeup Wars: Unique Spring Trends – Black lipliner!

The Makeup Wars gals are back with another post and I am super excited to feature this one. I’ve been catchin’ up on beauty trends and I am excited to announce that rocking black lipliner is finally a legit trend.

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Yes!! ‘Bout time, right? For years, many of us would rock black EYEliner on our lips. I’m not even going to front and act like I didn’t. Black eyeliner and silver gloss blended together was totally my look in high school. It wasn’t until I hit college where I realized that rockin’ black liner on the lips didn’t compliment me. Or anyone for that matter. And so I let it go.

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But after flipping through magazines and hittin’ the beauty blogs, I’ve come across so many articles that are announcing that black liner on the lips is finally in. I’ve seen it worn several ways.

There’s the thick liner with very little blending…

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And my favorite, thick liner WITH red lipstick. Yes!!!

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Fierce, right? I’m loving it and I am so glad that this trend is officially a trend. I know brown girls everywhere are rejoicing. I’ve even heard that some brands will be launching black lipliner. No need to use your black eyeliner for your lips anymore. I love how versatile this look is. It’s perfect for those of us who have to be all professional on our jobs but then it’s also great for after-work Happy Hour with the girls. I’m thinking black liner on the lips will be my signature look. I am just that much in love with it.

Whatcha think, gals? Are you feeling this look?

Check out some of the other trends my Makeup Wars sisters are rockin’…

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 82

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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!

Vampy Varnish – Is SURE you will find a few favorites with the new and previously exclusive Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil release!

we heart this – Have you tried MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Foundation yet? Umm, you might wanna…

Beauty Junkies Unite – You’ll probably fall in love with the pretty pastels in the new L’Oreal Paris Versailles Romance Collection! See the review & swatches.

Clumps of Mascara – is just a wee bit amazed at this spray lotion thingy. It sounds just like what it is…lotion that you spray on. Whoa!

EauMG – here’s the roundup of the dozen perfumes that Victoria wore the most during Winter 2012/13!

Gouldylox Reviews – Want products that won’t damage your hair or break the bank? Look no further!

My Beauty Bunny – takes a peek at the new NARS Satin Lip Pencils. These super pigmented, non-sticky and highly toteable lippies are perfect to stash in your bag for on the go touch ups!

Nouveau Cheap – I didn’t get a makeover last week, but my blog sure did! Take a peek at the new digs!

Prime Beauty – has been yearning for Don Draper, luckily the Mad Men starts again on April 7th and Estee Lauder has helped ease the pain with the Limited Edition Mad Men Collection. Bonus: pic of PB’s sister- a Betty Draper look- alike.

Phyrra – shows you the best way to apply the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara. She also has a giveaway so you can try it too!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Vampy Varnish – Kellie from Kellie Gonzo takes some amazing photos and these ones of Nfu Oh #63 are really amazing. Just look at that holographic effect!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Phyrra – I adore Mandy from PrettyMaking and her post about tarte maracuja’s creaseless fair concealer made me want not only that concealer, but the Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint, too!

Question of the Week:

What’s the most expensive beauty product that you have
purchased in the last three months? Was it with its price?

B says, “I got my hair done for $55. Not really a product but hey, it’s something!”

What about you? Spend any crazy money on beauty stuffs in the past few months?