The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 20

 

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 – is happy to embrace the new Autumnal lip shades from Clarins, maybe it’s because they remind her so much of Summer!

Nouveau Cheap – gives you a sneak peek at the EcoTools Limited Edition Holiday 2011 Beautiful Expressions Kabuki Set. Let’s just say you might want to keep this one for yourself.

Pink Sith – recommends that you get tucked into bed and snuggle up because she’s going to tell you a bedtime story about a pale Princess and a gallant Knight that saved the Princess with Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tints for cheeks and lips!

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty found a product that combines her two true loves–wine and skincare! Caudalie Vinoperfect Perfecting Day Cream is a triple threat; moisturizer, primer and skincare treatment in one sweet multitasking package!

we heart this – We’ve fallen in love with Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara and we want to shout it from the rooftop!

EauMG – A video review of one of Victoria’s favorite perfumes for fall, Serge Lutens Chergui.

 

Question of the Week:

What polish is currently on your toes?

 

B says, “I usually alwaaaaays wear polish on my toes but this week I’m not wearing any. Gotta let the nails breathe every now ‘an then, ya know?”

What color are you rockin’ on your tootsies?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 19

 

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 – Embrace the wearable fall trends. My favorite this week is orange!

Lipglossiping – shoots for the stars with a Leighton Denny nail colour that’s quite frankly, out of this world!

Nouveau Cheap – finds her new favorite gold nail color in L’Oreal’s Project Runway Collection.

Pink Sith – has fallen in love with yet ANOTHER nude lipstick. This time it’s Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Whisper!

Prime Beauty – is giving away The Anastasia Beauty Express Kit for Brows & Eyes ($39). Let Brow Maven Anastasia of Beverly Hills shape your brows and enhance your eye area with the included stencils!

Phyrra – disseminates this month’s Independent Spotlight about the darkly delightful Distorria and Detrivore Cosmetics!

Vampy Varnish – Is obsessed with one of the new Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2011 nail colors

we heart this – were whisked to NYC for makeovers with the John Frieda team! Check out Stef and Tyna’s transformations.

Beauty Junkies Unite – See why Amber just can’t get enough of the new Body Butter Body Washes from Softsoap in Strawberry Smoother and Coconut Scrub!

Clumps of Mascara – has found the world’s best tasting lipgloss. Not that she’d go around eating it for dessert, of course.

EauMG – reviews a natural fragrance that smells like a yummy tropical marzipan by Providence Perfumes.

 

Question of the Week:

What eyeshadow in your stash do you

currently reach for the most?

 

B says, “NARS Nepal eyeshadow. I’ve been wearing that shadow for years. Because I’ve got like a 3 mile long space from my lower lashline to my brow, I have to use a middle color between my crease and highlight. That color is NARS Nepal. It compliments my complexion and always fits beautifully with whatever look I’m going for. Next up would be NARS Albatross. I usually always use that under my browbone.”

What’s your favoritiest eyeshadow color?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

Giveaway Winner! Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes, part III

Congrats to our winner of the Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body wash giveaway.

Tammy in Virginia is going to score both full sized Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes, a gift card to treat herself to a pedicure, a fabulous scarf AND beach bag.

Didn’t win this time? Don’t worry, darlings. I will be doing TWO more giveaways of Caress goodies in the next few months. Stay tuned!

 

LUSH’s Toothy Tabs makes brushing teeth fun!

I talk a lot dental health. Mascara ain’t got nothin’ on healthy teeth and gums. And my dentist didn’t even pay me to say that. 8) Point is–if there is a super cool dental health product or brand, you can bet that I’ll want to check it out and review it for y’all. Take LUSH’s Dirty Tooth Tabs for example….

Made without preservatives but WITH natural ingredients, these Dirty Toothy Tabs are super ideal for traveling and teeth brushing on the go. While I’m not sure I’d trade my traditional toothpaste for these, I think the Toothy Tabs may find a permanent spot in my traveling case. Will the tabs remove plaque and leave your teeth feeling clean? Absolutely! But the fresh breath babe that is me needs to feel a burst of freshness and you just won’t get that with these tabs. You also don’t get the “whitening” agents in Toothy Tabs. I love toothpastes that also whiten and would consider using the Toothy Tabs daily if they had properties that assisted with that. The good news is, they are super easy to use. The instructions are right outside of the packaging.

And they don’t foam up as much as a traditional toothpaste but it does enough to where your teeth will feel clean. Even better is that you can get 40 of these teeth tab-ies for $3.95.

That’s about the same price as traditional toothpaste AND you can easily recycle the cardboard container. Is it cost effective going from regular toothpaste to Toothy Tabs? Maybe. The average person brushes their teeth twice a day so 40 tabs at twice a day in a month equals 60 tabs. That’s just for one person. Of course you’d need more tabs for more members in the family. Going through 2-4 boxes of Toothy Tabs a month at $3.95 a pop isn’t THAT much of an investment for dental health.

I do however find these to be extremely practical for traveling. They take up less space and while you don’t get that super minty breath like you would from a store-bought toothpaste, I love the way they make my teeth feel. Even though they don’t provide enough for me to use every day, I wouldn’t mind using these every now and then every time I take a trip. Plus, they’re just fun to use. They come in 6 different flavors and you can grab them at LUSH locations and LUSH.com.

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 17

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 – has tried a natural deodorant that doesn’t make her smell like a goat. She has now converted and won’t be using traditional deodorants ever again. Yay!

EauMG – Villainess Soaps has launched a limited edition fall collection. Visit EauMG for a coupon code!

Gouldylox Reviews – This is one fall trend you should embrace!

Lipglossiping – gives you the chance to win an exclusive, signed bottle of Michael Kors’ signature fragrance. One of only ten in existence!

Nouveau Cheap – My purple lipstick obsession continues with the new Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Violet Frenzy.

Pink Sith – has a breakthrough in her Post Traumatic Mascara Disorder and realizes that colored mascara, especially from Make Up For Ever, can be beautiful!

Prime Beauty – did not contract rabies, it’s just part of the fun and fab new Fabulips Treatment Kit from Bliss. It may look superfluous, but once you try it you’ll be hooked forever!

Phyrra – puckers up with Too Faced Full Bloom Lip and Cheek Color.

Vampy Varnish – Has fun with the new Zoya Gems & Jewels Holiday 2011 Collection

we heart this – Stef declares 100% Pure’s Coconut body creme the BEST she’s ever tried. Do you have any idea how many body cremes she’s tried?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Get your sneak peek of Guerlain’s Holiday 2011 Collection, “Belle de Nuit”!

Question of the Week:

What is your favorite makeup collection
or limited edition product this fall?

 

B says, “I haven’t seen anything that looks spectacular just yet.”

Any limited edition products catching your eye?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

Introducing…the newest Clumps kid!

I say “newest” because Clumps has a lot of kids. I’ve got 3 darling godbabies and I am Auntie to many of my friends’ babies. I am also a proud Mother to a basil plant named Bern. Which, thank you very much, has not even started to wilt yet. The newest kid is 10 weeks old and is my first and only pet. Say hello to Polo!

Polo and I got off to a rocky start considering the first night he stayed with me, I couldn’t stop sneezing, had itchy and swollen eyes and couldn’t breathe. I didn’t want to be allergic to the little furball. Buuuut after a week or so, the symptoms weren’t too bad. It’s only when Polo decides to plop on my neck when I begin sneezing and sniffling like crazy.

This “having a pet “thing is so new to me. I found it tougher than taking care of a baby. At least with babies, you can kind of figure out what they want when they cry. But with a cat…you have to guess what different meow’s mean.

Polo has grown on me. He’s such a sweet kitty. And whoever said cats are free entertainment aren’t lying! I’ve died laughing at the crazy stunts this crazy kitty has pulled. Having had him going on 3 weeks now, I’ve finally gotten him to stop clawing my furniture and whining at night.

He’s on a balanced diet of high protein kitty food. Like human food, I discovered you really have to read the Ingredients List on cat food. I know I’m picky about what I eat and figured that I would only feed my kitty the best food that I could afford. And he certainly isn’t complaining.

That said, if you kitty lovers have any advice for me, please oh please shoot ‘em over. Even though I did a lot of research before adopting Polo, a lot of things still remain a mystery. Where are you, cat lovers? Got any advice for me?

Giveaway! Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes, part III

I’m giving away a third fabulous prize pack including Caress Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes. Want it?

One lucky reader will score score the following:

-A beach bag
-A super cute scarf
-A gift card for a pedicure
-The all new Caress Fine Fragrance Elixirs in both variants

Here’s how you can win:

Like Caress on Facebook and come back here letting me know

you’ve done so. That’s it!

Zee Rules:

-U.S. residents only
-Entrants must be 18 years of age or older (if you are younger than 18, get your parents to enter the giveaway for you)
-Contest ends on  Friday, September 23rd at 11:59 pm EST
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance, homie.
-Winner will be selected at random
-Family members, stuffed animals, coworkers and personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected
-Click here for additional rules and regulations for giveaways hosted on Clumps of Mascara.

 

Check out the first review and giveaway of the Fine Fragrance Elixir body washes here. And be sure to stay connected the Caress website. You can register to win a $100 shopping spree. And they offer these monthly. Hollers!

Shoot any questions and concerns to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

NYFW S/S 2012: Bright Lights from butter LONDON

Oh wow. I have yet to try any of butter LONDON’s polishes but ohmigoodness, their runway Skittle nails are rocking my world! butter LONDON, the cult phenomenon of the nail industry, is a backstage staple once again – creating the nail looks for top shows this season including Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Erin Fetherston and more. Founding Creative Director Nonie Creme is known throughout the industry for her innovative design and technique and custom blended colors that are always Fashion Week highlights.

At the Erickson Beamon show on Sunday, September 11th, Nonie created a technicolor palette with custom colors, presented by Beauty.com

Creme describes the look:
“The story is super duper theatrical – we stuck with a palette of bright colors and painted each nail a different color. No side by side nails with the same color, no two models with the same pattern – a whimsical free for all! We wanted the nails to look almost like little flickering lights while the dancers were moving.”