Tval has a pretty great thing going on over at their website: They provide regularly available lip gloss samples for only a dollar or so per sample. Although other companies do offer free samples from time to time, they simply don’t have anything available for us to try when they aren’t currently running a promotion. We just love the idea of being able to try a few (or all) shades for a fraction of the cost of a full-size container before committing to a shade.
These Tval jojoba lip glosses are just delish (a raspberry-blackberry blend with a hint of lemon peel). They offer the sample sizes in both their lip gloss ($1.13 per sample) and lip glaze ($0.94 per sample) products. Head on over to their site and try a few samples!
Seventeen Magazine has an offer going right now where you can get a free Speed Gloss Energizing Lip Shine from Wet ‘n Wild. You can sign up to get the free gloss here! They ask you to enter a code word.. the word is “speed” and must be entered in all lowercase letters. Enjoy!
Hello Ladies! Print out this coupon from JCPenney Rewards, and bring it into any Sephora inside a JCPenney. You can redeem it for either a LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer, or a LORAC Mini Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Glam. Offer is good only while supplies last. See more free makeup samples and free lipstick samples.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are a few tips to get ultra soft, smooth, kissable lips:
Apply Vaseline to your lips each night before bedtime. You may have another lip balm product you will want to use instead, but if not, good old Vaseline works wonders.
Keep an extra toothbrush handy and use it to lightly brush the surface of your lips each day to remove dead or dry skin. You will want to do this just as your Vaseline or other moisturizer is wearing off so that the dry skin comes off smoothly and easily. If you wait until your lips are already dry, it won’t do much good!
Always use a water-resistant lip balm with SPF protection (yes, even in the winter… and especially while skiing or snowboarding). The skin on your lips is ultra thin and delicate. Since you don’t need to “tan” your lips, too much sun exposure will cause your lips to burn, chap, or worse. This can make applying any type of lip color a nightmare. A protective lip balm will prevent damage and soften your lips all at the same time.
Use a lip liner that is close to your natural lip color. You don’t want to use one that’s too dark – your lip liner is there to help keep your lip color in place and make it last longer, not to create a distracting line around your mouth.
When applying lipstick, blot your lipstick with a tissue after applying each layer. This will give your base lip color extra staying power.
February is a perfect time to try fun, flirty shades in pink, red or berry. Once you’ve finalized your clothing choices, choose a shade that compliments your coloring and goes well with your outfit.
After applying your lipstick, finish off your look with a soft, shiny lipgloss. But be sure not to go overboard on the gloss – too much can take your lips from gorgeous to gooey. Also, by layering and blotting your lipstick as mentioned in the above step, you won’t have to touch up your lipstick during the evening, which usually requires precision – and a mirror. Glosses are lighter and easier to apply, so you can quickly and easily touch up the shine if needed.
These tips will give you a perfect pout and help your lip color last much longer – throughout your entire Valentine’s Day date, perhaps? ;)
We all know the importance of protecting our skin against overexposure to the sun. But did you know that your lips are at a much greater risk of developing skin cancer than the rest of your skin? The skin on your lips is paper thin and extremely delicate, which makes them extra vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays.
Skin cancer of the lips accounts for 10 percent of all skin cancer cases. Over 3,500 new cases of skin cancer of the lips are diagnosed each year. Whether you’re skiing and snowboarding this winter, laying out next summer, or just cruising around town anytime of year, here are a few things you can do to help you keep your lips protected:
Choose your lipgloss carefully – Because of it’s shiny, reflective nature, some dermatologists claim that applying lipgloss and then going in the sun is the equivalent of taking a magnifying glass and focusing the concentrated sun rays directly on your lips. Wow. I’m a lipgloss junkie and I’ve never realized how harmful some lip products could be. If you’re going to wear lipgloss, choose one that has a high level of SPF included in its formula.
Use a high SPF Chapstick or lip balm – If your absolute favorite lipgloss doesn’t have SPF in it, you MUST find a chapstick or baselayer lip balm that has it so that you can wear the protective product underneath. Look for an SPF level on the label, or for ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide (sunscreens that will provide the protection your lips need). We would recommend wearing a lip balm with at least SPF 30 underneath all your lip colors at all times. The bonus: these products will keep your lips extra moisturized too!
Opt for a lipstick instead – Since lipsticks have more pigment than lipglosses, using one will provide you with better sun protection. Matte lipsticks especially have an advantage over glosses because they are less reflective and have the most coverage of lipstick formulas.
Seventeen Magazine is running an offer for a free Speed Gloss Energizing Lip Shine from Wet ‘n Wild. You can sign up to get the free gloss by entering here. The code word is “speed” and must be entered in all lowercase letters. This offer is only valid for a limited time and while supplies last.
The MAC High Tea Collection is packed full of new products. You’ll be able to glam up from head to toe in a sophisticated way. It has a little of something from nail color to mascara and everything in between.
I am a big fan of soft pink colors and this collection has plenty of them. The frosty pinks offer a soft elegant look, but if you want to make a bolder statement for the winter, there are plenty of reds and greens with a bit of gold, silver, and bronze.
I don’t always bother investing in nail polish, but I just might have to try the new Eccentrici-tea simply because the name is beyond clever, even for MAC. I can’t wait to see what a pink nail polish with green pearl accents will look like.
This collection has a lot to offer, maybe even a little too much. I personally like it when the collection is just a little more focused, but maybe that’s just because the big ones end up hurting my wallet too much! Anyhow review to complete product list to pick your favorites.
Angelcake—Pink with red pearl
Buttersilk—Soft, yellow white
Green Tea—Smoked, olive green
Jasmine—Sinfully rich cocoa
Redcoco—Metallic, red pink
Steep—Light neutral pink
Sweet Lust—Pink rose water
Vanilla—Soft pale peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer
Sweet Tea Eyeshadow Quad—Redcoco, Buttersilk, Green Tea, Sweet Lust
As one of MAC’s earliest collections, this collection is quite simple and straight to the point. It includes MAC Lipglass in the shade Desire as well as a little heart shaped carrying pouch. It makes a perfect little Valentine’s gift for just about anyone. Not too over the top, but still to die for. :) And what girl doesn’t love MAC Lipglass? You really can’t go wrong with this one.