Lucky Breaks – October 2008

Here are some of the giveaways featured on the Lucky Breaks site and in this month’s issue of Lucky Magazine.

Enter here to win one of 87 Amatokin face serums — worth $230 each!

This highly concentrated skincare line uses technology originally developed to help heal burn victims. The products stimulate cell turnover, making skin look smoother and healthier. We’re giving away the quite luxe Intensive Skin-Rejuvenating Serum, a spot treatment devised to minimize pores and fine lines.

Enter here to win one of 420 four-piece makeup sets from Avon – worth $36 each!

The cosmetics giant’s new limited-edition eye and cheek palettes are adorably presented in Marimekko’s iconic flower motif. You’ll get four of the pretty, vanity-worthy compacts – two eye and two alloever face – in soft, super-flattering, blendable shades.

Enter here to win one of 225 Murad eye creams – worth $90 each!

The Intensive Wrinkle Reducer for eyes – from this skincare brand founded by an M.D. – is packaged with natural ingredients, like durian and goji berry, that deliver lipids and promote cell regeneration, plus hyaluroni microspheres, which plump little lines – truly one of the best eye products we’ve encountered.

Enter here to win one of fifty 41-piece makeup kits from Nyx.

Named after the Greek goddess of the night, this fabulously priced cosmetics line was launched in 1999 and has been steadily expanding its range of fun makeup and high-quality tools. We’re giving away huge sets of products, including the superb vitamin E-enriched Doll Eye mascara and the Trio shadows, as well as 24 professional brushes.

Enter here to win one of 160 skin serums from Bieux Skin – worth $125 each!

The potent Power Lift & Repair Serum from this paraben- and fragrance-free skincare brand tightens and plumps skin right away and combats lines and strengthens connective tissue over the long run. The serum is mostly preservative-free – to that end, it comes packaged in six mini tubes, each lasting approximately two weeks, to minimize exposure to air.

Enter here to win one of 200 four-piece sets from Crabtree & Evelyn Skin – worth $101 each!

Perfumers and aromatherapists collaborated on Aromatherapy Distillations, the bodycare retailer’s newest collection, to make products that smell great and relieve stress. Win the Gentle Cream Body Wash, with lavender and rosewood oils, plus the Floral Body Smoother, Skin Softening Milk Bath, and Soothing Body Lotion.

Enter here to win one of 275 four-piece sets from Thymes – worth $84 each!

The products in the Thymes Essentials collection are as notable for what’s not in them as for what is: The freshly scented body wash, face polish, hand scrub, and foot cream are all free of parabens, synthetic colors, petrolatum, and animal products; and they’re loaded with plant-derived ingredients.

Enter here to win one of 57 five-piece collections from Sonya Dakar – worth $266 each!

The famed facialist has launched her first bodycare line, using the same antiaging, botanically based ingredients that are in her face products. We’re hooked on the Omega Hydrator, a pudding-like cream with super-moisturizing omega oils that just melts into skin and comes in two scents, citrusy Cara Cara and woodsy Verbena Cypress.

Enter here to win one of 308 creams from Freeze 24-7 – worth $65 each!

The Freeze & Go Instant Smoother & Brightener has made believers out of the staunchest skincare cynics in our office. The weightless cream goes on under or over makeup, and it erases a multitude of sins by smoothing away wrinkles, minimizing pores, and evening out skin tone.

For a complete listing of this month’s Breaks, see the magazine or the Lucky Breaks website (