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The Sunday Scoop giveaway page is coming to get you

What a week. I started the week knowing I had a giant giveaway for you and we ended the week with four giveaways! Beauty Info Zone alone is going to keep you busy but as usual I searched out the giveaways I think you’ll want to enter. I hope your trick or treat bag becomes full of winnings.  —  Marcia



10/31  MEGA BEAUTY BLOG HOP, COLOURPOP PALETTES  –  1 win, WW plus 34 other prizes and a grand prize of $350 paypal. Enter to win, prizes from Too Faced, Clean Fragrance, Tarte, Models Own, Buxom, Urban Decay, Anastasia and so much more.



11/5  MELODYSUSIE WIG  –  2 winners, US

Winner’s circle: ColorProof was won by Liz R and Sharon R.  The Models Own Celestial products were won by Abigail B and Paol T. Congratulations to our winners!


10/22  Phyrra  –  Epic Cruelty Free giveaway, WW  (Urban Decay, PUR Contour Diaries Palette, Milk Liquid Strobe, Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo Lipstick, Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick in Cold Shoulder, Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette, Kat Von D Alchemist Palette, Tarte LipSurgence Skintuitive Lipgloss in Energy Noir,, Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara,Urban Beauty United “Flash Lash” lashes)

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Billy B e/s palette, Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Shower Cream, US

Preen. Me  –  500 win, InnisFree Pore Cleansing Clay Mousse Masks with Volcanic Clusters, US

10/23  Notes from my Dressing Table  –  Hellow Gorgeous sweatshirt and book plus Amalie Natural Facial Oil and Wink Lash/Brow Oil, US

10/23  Cake Beauty  –  8 different hair products, US

10/23  The Happy Sloths  –  10 winners, Omorovicza Brightening Masks, Canada only

10/24  Realizing Beauty  Ste. Anne’s Skin Nourishment Skincare Gift basket,  Canada only

10//24  Mama the Fox  –  Jammy Girl bath products, US

10/24  Prime Beauty  –  Sage Onyx Perfume Oil & 1 Onyx Candle, US

10/24  Beauty Care Choices  –  Halloween Woochies plus Joico InstatTints and more, US

10/25  Reviewz and Newz  –  Jammy Girl Bath Bomb, lip balm, sugar scrub, US

10/25  Literary Winner  –  Kiss nails and false lashes, US

10/25  Angie’s Angle  –  7 sets of Jamberry nail decals, US

10/25  The Homespun Chics  –  “Love your face” package with masks, cleansers, and more, US

10/25  Erica Ever After  –  Totes Oats Calming Face & Body Mask, US

10/26  Dave Lackie  –  Guerlain KissKiss lip palette, WW

10/26  Redken  –  Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender, Triple Take 32, Windblown, Pillow Proof Express Primer, US/Can

10/26  Wei Beauty  –  30 winners, set of Wei Beauty favorites, US

10/26  A Very Sweet Blog  –  IT Cosmetics Chic in the City brush set, WW

10/26  NYC Pretty  –  RoC Night Cream and Resurfacing Disks, US

10/27  Breaking Beauty  –  3 winners of Glossier products

10/27  Extra TV  –  Avon, Elemis, Dermaflash, 5 winners, US

10/28  Fashionista Budget  –  Tarte’s Glow Girls Bronze & Highlight Duo, WW

10/28  Milani  –  starts on 10/23, $100 Ulta g.c., 10 winners, US

10/28  Fishbowl Prizes  –  CliShea Moisturizing Hair kit, WW

10/28  I Do DeClaire  –  DermaDr Kakadu C products, US

10/28  RapidLash  –  weekly giveaway

10/29  Agape Love Designs  –  BlendSmart 2 starter set with rotating foundation brush, US


Free Weekly  –  6 months of vegan snacks, US

10/23  Mom Does Reviews  –  Armitron watch of choice, US

10/23  Toronto Reviews  –  3 months Netflix, Canada

10/23  Giveaway Guy  –  Kindle Fire HD8, WW

10/23  Clane World  –  Kindle Paperwhite, US/Can

10/24  Parenting in Progress  –  3 winners, Kinzd Accordian wallet, US

10/24  Made in a Pinch  –  homemade popcorn package, US

10/24  SAHM Reviews  –  3 months Netflix for you and for a friend who doesn’t have Netflix

10/25  My Style Spot  –  set of Noble Excellence Towels, US

10/25  Still Blonde  –  subscription box from Women’s Up, US

10/25  Beautiful Touches  –  set of PeachSkin Sheets, US

10/25  Hip Mama’s Place  –  First Alert Fire Prevention Kit, US

10/25  Lenore Harper  –  Kindle Fire, US

10/25  Rita Reviews  –  ROKU Express, US

10/25  Budget Earth  –  JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Speaker, US

10/25  Sweet Southern Savings  –  40 Count Box of Java Factory Trick and Treat flavored coffee, US

10/25  Sweet Southern Savings  –  40 count box of Two Rivers Fall Flavors coffee sampler, US

10/25  Luv Saving Money  –  DoTerra essential oils, US

10/25  The Jersey Mom  –  Funko figurine pack of Batman and Batgirl, US

10/25  Susie’s Reviews  –  set of PeachSkin sheets, US

10/25  Modern Day Gramma  –  G.H. Cretors Popped Corn Prize package, US

10/25  My Style Spot  –  3 winners, Kinzd prize of choice, US

10/26  Lee Bezotte  –  Kindle Paperwhite, US

10/26  Leah Says  –  Fall Gift Basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets, US

10/27  Budget Earth  –  EyeVac pet vacuum, US

10/27  DealMaxx  –  14 piece Cuisanart Chef’s Classic Cookware Set, US

10/27  Burning Moon  –  3 winners, Nightmare Before Christmas prize pack, US/Can

10/27  Powered by Mom  –  Fire Prevention kit, US

10/27  Motherhood Defined  –  Macy’s Hotel Collection Micro Cotton towels, US

10/27  Percolate Kitchen  –  6 qt Insta Pot electric multi cooker and cookbook, US

10/27  Pawsitive Living  –  Cariloha Bedding, US/Can

10/27  Powered by Mom  –  Pretty in Pink Penclic Wireless keyboard, US

10/28  B Fisher Books  –  Kindle Fire, WW

10/29  Goodie Girls Cookies  –  Grand Prize: 32″ flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, Blu-ray combo pack of Wonder Woman, one mixed case of Goodie Girl Cookies, Second Place: 25 winners of digital copies of Wonder Woman, US

10/29  Republic of Tea  –  Monthly delivery of Republic of Tea for you and a friend, US


10/23  Hounds Bay  –  $200 Cole Haan g.c., US

10/24  ||  Crayons and Cravings, $200 Amazon, WW  ||  Southern Mom Loves, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  Modern Day Fairy Tale, $25 Fandango, US  ||  Promotions are Fun, $25 Darden group restaurants (plus others on page), US  ||  Everyday Gizmos, $50 ThredUp, US  ||  Putting Me Together, $250 ThredUp, US  ||

10/25  ||  Mello June, $30 Walgreens, US  ||  Shopping Kim, $25 Target, US  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Fandango, US  ||  Parenting in Progress, $20 paypal, US  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Imperfect Women, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Go Paint Brush, $15 Amazon, WW  ||  On Honeysuckle Hill, $25 Walmart, US/Can  ||  Miss Molly Says, $15 Petco or Amazon, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $50 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Candid Cover, $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Like Hanna, $25 Amazon  ||  Africa’s Blog, $100 American Express gc, US  ||  Heck of a Bunch, $40 Cinemark Theaters gc, US  ||  The Garden Dreams, $25 Amazon and garden metal sunflower stake, US  ||  This Roller Coaster, $25 Walmart  ||  Comeback Momma, $50 Amazon, US  ||

10/26  ||  Miki’s Hope, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Sonya’s Happenings, $25 Amazon or iTunes, or paypal, WW  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, US  ||  Chryss VI, 2 winners, $40 Sam’s Club, US  ||

10/28  Marino Bambinos  –  $50 Target and C9 Champion Embrace Tights, US

10/28  Skechers  –  $100 Skechers g.c., US

10/29  Midlife Healthy Living  –  $25 Amazon, US

10/29  Maurice Trent  –  $50 Amazon, US

Subscription catchup with Ipsy, Sephora Play, and Boxycharm plus giveaway

Boxycharm, Sephora Play, and IPSY Glam Bag

Boxycharm, Sephora Play, and IPSY Glam Bag

At this point in my cosmetic life I’m the last person that should be buying monthly subscriptions but I can’t seem to stop. I’d say that I’m afraid to miss out on something great so each month I buy Ipsy ($10), Boxycharm ($21), and now I’m getting Play by Sephora ($10). That $41 goes into my makeup allowance for the month and I always seem to come out ahead.

Today is a quick rundown of what I’ve received in my last two month’s packages without a ton of detail. I’ve chosen the items I know I won’t use to put in a giveaway since not everyone is quite as nutsy as I am.


IPSY Glam Bag for April 2016

IPSY Glam Bag for April 2016

April’s theme is Dreamers and to me its only the pretty cosmetic bag that fits in with that theme. In the package there’s a very pretty peach Elizabeth Mott blush in Peach Pink (giveaway). While I love the color, the packaging seems to be something you toss and put the blush into another palette. There’s also a Nomad mini eyeshadow in Desert Sand, a sparkly golden sand shade.

IPSY April Nomad Desert Sand e/s and Elizabeth Mott Peach Pink Blush

IPSY April Nomad Desert Sand e/s and Elizabeth Mott Peach Pink Blush

In addition there’s a Crown Tapered Duo Fiber Blush brush (giveaway), Tarte deluxe sample size Lipsurgence in Wonder (giveaway), and two Purlisse Sheet Masks. April was definitely worth the price of admission.

tarte lipsurgence in Wonder

tarte lipsurgence in Wonder


IPSY Glam Bag for May 2016

IPSY Glam Bag for May 2016

IPSY Glam Bag for May 2016

IPSY Glam Bag for May 2016

The May bag is titled Destination Chic and contains 5 items, 2 of which will be part of the giveaway. There’s a Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Almond Nude (giveaway), Smashbox X-Rated mini mascara (giveaway), Epice Hydrating Mask, Peek Nom Nom teensy tin of lip balm, and SLMISSGLAM small contour brush.  I’ll probably lose the Peek balm since it’s that small but I wanted to try it, I love masks so Epice is a keeper, and the brush is so soft that I want it!!


Play by Sephora May 2016

Play by Sephora May 2016

I think I’m in the minority about my feelings for the Sephora Play bag. Most people are thrilled by it but I was underwhelmed. The items aren’t bad, they just aren’t for me. The prettiest item in the bag is BITE Amuse Bouche Lipstick in KIMCHI. If I wore reds I’d be thrilled with it but instead it’s in the giveaway so someone else can enjoy it.

BITE Amuse Bouche Lipstick in KIMCHI

BITE Amuse Bouche Lipstick in KIMCHI

KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (giveaway), I love Korres but I don’t love rose scented items. Speaking of fragrance there’s a vial of Atelier Cologne in Orange Sanquine that sounds really nice (giveaway). The box also contains Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! deep conditioning mask (giveaway), a very thin Tarte Tarteist lipliner in Latergram, and a trio of sample sizes from Origins. The trio contains Maskimizer, a primer mist, Clear Improvement, a charcoal mask, and Drink Up Instensive, an overnight mask. I’ll continue with Play by Sephora to see if more items will appeal to me in the future.


Boxycharm for April 2015

Boxycharm for April 2015

Sadly for me, happily for my winners, everything in this box is part of the giveaway. The products are nice but I am so overloaded with items that it’s hard to keep these and not share. Items include Blinc Black Lash Primer (full size $26), Purlisse Lip Comfort (full size $16), Anderson Lilley hand cream (full size $24), Ofra Long Lasting Lipstick ($19.90, full size) in Pasadena, Your Minerals Eyeshadow (full size, $21) in Brown Hypnotic.

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Pasadena, Your Minerals eyeshadow in Brown Hypnotic

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Pasadena, Your Minerals eyeshadow in Brown Hypnotic

The value you receive in each Boxycharm amazes me. This box costs $21 yet the 5 full size items are valued at $106.90.


Boxycharm May

Boxycharm May

When I opened this box with the theme Springvibes I had a big smile on my face. These is a fabulous box.

Boxycharm May

Boxycharm May

I was most excited to see a box containing a Makeup Geek blush. Different boxes had different shades and I received Covet which I don’t own (full size $15). I have some MUG blushes but not in this beautiful new packaging.

Makeup Geek blush

Makeup Geek blush

Makeup Geek blush in Covet

Makeup Geek blush in Covet

Another favorite for me is the Pur Cosmetics Double Ego eyeliner. I use the brown one all the time. This time I received Bora Bora, a bright navy liquid and a blue gray pencil (full size $21). Boxes contained different shades. Catherine Malandrino Rome de Provence Deluxe Mini Sprayer ($20) (giveaway) is a nice change for a fragrance since it’s a spray that’s easier to use.

Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Pistache

Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Pistache

The Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Pistache will be part of the giveaway but that’s tugging at my heart. I just love the logo and I’ve been wanting a polish from them. But I know that it’s not a Marcia color (full size $10.50). Boo hoo.

What I am keeping though is The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks Clear Brow Gel (full size $20). I use brow gels but I usually toss them after about 4 months so having this one is great for me. I’m also looking forward to using the Starlooks Luxe Liner in Boxycharm, a great pinky peach shade (full size $19.50). The May Boxycharm is what I’ve come to expect from them. 6 full size items that are worth $100.50.

If you choose to join Ipsy or Boxycharm I’d appreciate it if you could use my referral so that I can get some credit towards future items. Thank you — Marcia

GIVEAWAY:  This is an international giveaway for 2 Beauty Info Zone subscribers. I have to say again (and again) that in order to be eligible to win you must be a proven subscriber and make a comment. Anything beyond that is extra to give you more chances to win. The comment is to list about 4-5 items you’d like to win (or you can mention things you wouldn’t want) since I haven’t divided these up and will do that once winners are chosen.

most of the items in this subscription box giveaway

most of the items in this subscription box giveaway

This giveaway is open through 6/17 at 11:59 eastern. UPDATE: Commetns have closed (stupid WP) so early  email me at [email protected] and label it SUBSCRIPTION, send me your comment and continue on IN the Rafflecopter since that’s how I choose winners.. The giveaway is open even when WordPress decides to close the comment section. Good luck!

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The Sunday Scoop 3/27 wishes you happy Easter and happy winnings with these giveaways

sunday scoop easter

Your head will spin with the amount of giveaways ending from 3/28  –  3/31. The end of the month is always amazing but this is truly impressive. I hope you don’t mind a PSA from me about giveaways – bloggers, especially beauty bloggers, will look at your entries and eliminate people whose accounts are either set to private or are giveaway only accounts. Don’t just tweet the giveaways, tweet other things too. Don’t be seen as a freebie follower. You’ll get farther that way. Thanks for reading and I hope you win.  — Marcia


3/28  IPSY GLAM BAG  –  1 winner, US only

4/4  MELTOLOGY – 4 winners, US only

4/5  ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY 1, EYELINERS  –  3 winners, international

4/7  CHAPSTICK MYSTERY FLAVORS  –  2 winners, international

Winner’s Circle  –  Christie Brinkley Hair2Wear was won by Jeanette S and Erin E while Scarology was won by Jana W. Congratulations to you all.

Lots more giveaways coming your way especially since it’s our 6th anniversary.

3/27  My Subscription Addiction  –  April PopSugar Must Have box, US

3/27  Shop With Mama  –  Shielo Complexion Moisturizer, US

3/28  Pretty Thrifty  –  Sephora Collection Ombré Obsession Eyeshadow Palette, US

3/28  Jessoshi  –  Colorado Aromatics Skin Care 3-Piece Set, US

3/28  Clumps of Mascara  –  Whole Foods Beauty Bag, US

3/28  The Feminine Files  –   2 winners each get 3 (1 oz) Tubes of Weleda Skin Food, US

3/28  Dave Lackie  –  Philosophy Your Best Skin Set

3/28  Perlier  –  6 pack of Shea Butters, US

3/28  Budget Earth  –  Pearlesque Beauty Box (organic skincare), international

3/29  Daydreaming Beauty  –  Paula’s Choice skincare regimen of choice, US/Canada

3/29  Pretty Thrifty  –   LED Nail Dryer Lamp; U.S., Canada, France, Germany and the U.K.

3/29  Here We Go Again  –  NuMe Curling Wand, US/Canada

3/30  Dorky Deals  –  Era Organics Moisturizer, US

3/30  A Very Sweet Blog  –  Kylie Lip Kit in 22

3/30  Stylista Fitness  –  $50 Ulta g.c., US

3/30  T3  –  2 hair dryers, one for you and one for a friend

3/30  Amanda and Lola  –  3 Victoria Secret fragrances, US

3/30  Kelsie’s Nailfiles  – variety of nail products for blog anniversary, International

3/30  Beauty Care Choices  –  Box of Beauty holds lots of choices…for hair, skin, nails and cosmetics, US

3/31  Cosmetopedia Digest  –   2 winners, cosmetic packages, international

3/31  Rita’s Reviews  –  4 winners of an Ipsy subscription bag, US

3/31  Savings in Seconds  –  3 months of Birchbox, US

3/31  Stylishly Social  –  Stemology Cell Renew Hydro-Plus Overnight Moisturizer

3/31  Beauty Blogger Review  –  Art. Love. Color Smashbox Gift Set

3/31  Barielle  – Ultimate Barielle Giveaway! win a bold and vibrant #KateSpade Tote, 4 spring Barielle nail shades, Barielle’s Top Coat & Base Coat, and a Barielle Naturale Essentials Eye Shadow Palette — a $375 value, US

3/31  From My Vanity  –  CB Colour products, US

3/31  Practical Frugality  –  Ipsy subscription bag, US

3/31  Amope  –  Enter for your chance to win one of THREE spring beauty prize packs, featuring an Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry Rechargeable Foot File and Walgreens gift card!, US

3/31  Inspirations and Celebrations  –    estørsea Rejuvenating Day Lotion SPF 30, Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Skin Mask, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Set, Verb Travel-Sized Shampoo & Conditioner Duo, Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balance Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask, Terranova China Rain Perfume Essence, Mally Waterproof Volumizing Mascara, Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint (in color Praise), Colorescience Sunforgettable Lip Shine (in color Champagne), Bobbi Brown Beauty Book, and a Joules ‘Clarence Meadow’ Silk Scarf. US/Canada

3/31  Saving You Dinero  –  era organics skincare, US

3/31  Trind Nails  –  4 spring nail polishes, US/Canada

3/31  Extra TV  –  5 winners, ZO Skin Health  Gift Bag, US

3/31  Stacy Sez So  –  Farmhouse Fresh Pudding Apeel mask

3/31  Literary Winner  –  BBW White Tea Ginger shower gel and lotion, US

3/31  Real Techniques  –  4 winners, Cheek + Lip Set, Brush Cleansing Gel + Palette

3/31  Naked Without Polish  –  51 indie nail polishes, US

3/31  EcoTools  –  brush travel set, US

4/1  Dave Lackie  –  Dior skincare and cosmetics package

4/1  Spill the Beauty  –  MAC lipstick in ’Ruby Woo’, and MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour in ’Hi Jinks!”, international

4/1  Mimi and Chichi  –  Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palette

4/1  My Nail Polish Obsession  – 4 winners will receive 1 of each of my customs from Paint Box Polish, Lacquistry, Dreamland Lacquer and Sweet Heart Polish

4/2  Fashionista Budget  –  Clinique’s Happy Holiday Helpers, international

4/3  ERA Ageless  –  $1600 in ERA Ageless skincare products

4/3  My Style Inside Out  –  Carli Bybel eyeshadow and highlighter palette

4/4  Eco-Chick  –  instagram2 mood elevating, yoga inspired roll on perfumes by @asananaturalperfumes valued at $49

4/4  Joanne Sherrell  –  UD Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette

4/4  A Little Umbrella  – Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist AND Image Skincare Sunscreen from Skincare by Alana

4/4  Shop With Mama  –  Kenra Platinum Revive Hair Care System, US

Prime Beauty  – Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster Liquid, Clorox 2® Pre-Treat Stain Remover Pen $50 Shutterfly gift card, World Expedition Passport cover & Luggage Tag, Nap Travel Flight Kit, Fuzzy socks set

3/28  Literary Winner  –  DB Logic Earbuds, US

3/28  Reviewz and Newz  –  $200 Kerrygold package of butter and cheese, US

3/28  Weidnecht  – Zim’s Max Crack Creme Original Liquid FormulaZim’s Max Crack Creme Creamy Daytime Formula Zim’s Max Heels and Feet Foot Creamand Zim’s Max-Freeze Gel, US

3/28  Kats Daily Inspiration  –  Tupperware Smooth Chopper, US

3/28  Literary Winner  –  Silver Hoop Earrings, US/Canada

3/29  Shop With Mama  –  Dove Dry Oil Body Wash and Beauty Bar, US

3/29  ConservaMom  –  Fitbit Blaze, US

3/29 Laura Lily  – Eighty Smith Creative Wine Tag Set of 4, US

3/30  Luggage Factory  – Vera Bradley Large Duffel 2.0 and Lighten up Large Wheeled Duffel, US

3/30  My Belonging  –  3 winners,  Montblanc Legend Spirit Fragrance for men

3/31  The Movie Network –  one year of Amazon Streaming, US

3/31  My Silly Little Gang  –  FabFitFun Welcome subscription box, US

3/31  Karen’s Got Mail  –  Love with Food subscription box for 3 months, US

3/31  The Homespun Chics  –  subscription box from Cloth & Paper with 4-6 unique pens, US

3/31  Dorky Deals  –  Ninja Coffee Bar, US

3/31  Susan Heim  –  Chef Club Classic Food Box, US

3/31  Mom Does Reviews –  Line & Shape Coloring Book, US

4/1  DealMaxx  –  Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System, US

4/1  Budget Earth  –  SOL Organic Cotton Sheet Set, US

4/2  Mom Does Reviews  –  Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser and 3 Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces (Floral, Heart, and Eye of Knowledge), US

4/3  Mom’s Makeup Stash  –  Jack Black Gift Set (men’s), US

3/28  Meg O on the Go  –  $115 g.c. to your choice of Paypal, Target or Sephora

3/28  $25 Paypal giveaways  Here We Go Again  || On Honeysuckle Hill  (international)

3/28  $25 Amazon giveaways  Karen’s Got Mail (US) ||  Practical Frugality (US)  || Leah’s Views (US)

3/28  Imperfect Women  –  $25 Target or paypal, international

3/28  Here We Go Again  –  $25 Kohl’s, US

3/28  Practical Frugality  –  $25 Visa, US

3/28  The Mommy Island  –  $25 Meijer g.c., US

3/28  Karen’s Got Mail  –  $25 Macy’s g.c., US

3/28  T Pantuch  –  $25 Walmart, US

3/28  Sonya’s Happenings  –  $25 paypal, Amazon or paypal, international

3/29  Budget Earth  –  $45 Target g.c. or paypal, international

3/29  NYC Single Mom  –  $100 Fandango gc, US

3/30  My Newest Addiction  –  $100 Visa g.c., US

3/30  ConservaMom  –  $200 Target g.c.

3/31  DealMaxx  –  $100 Best Buy g.c., US

3/31  Dorky Deals  –  $150 J. Crew g.c., international

3/31  Still Blonde After All These Years  –  $100 Kohls gc, US

3/31  Here We Go Again  –  $250 g.c. of choice, international

3/31  $25 Amazon g.c. at Still Blonde After All These Years ||  Go Paint Brush (international)

4/2  Books and Coffee  –  $100 g.c. to Amazon or Book Depository, US

4/3  Dorky Deals  –  $25 Bravo Cucina restaurant g.c., US

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015 is a huge box of fun! @FabFitFun #FabFitFun

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FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015Talk about a box of fun! FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015 is chock full of awesomeness. In fact, even though it was Marcia’s turn to review, I snagged this box because it has so many things I just knew I couldn’t do without. Let’s address the numbers right up front – it costs $40. It has $276 worth of goodies.  This box is worth it people.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

The big-ticket item in this box is the Wren 14Kt Gold and Sapphire Necklace ($100). There are three possibilities you might find in your box:  a heart, a horseshoe, or a moon. They all feature a black sapphire and I am thrilled with the one I got – a moon to match the stars in my eyes! This is definitely a fab necklace.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

Summer isn’t summer without some jams and the Everyday Wireless Speaker ($29.99) makes sure I have tunes wherever I go. It latches onto a purse, bag, keys, whatever, and has an FM radio, a bluetooth feature, and is a great speaker for my iPod.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

The roll-on perfume from Inkling Scents is the scent ‘Sultry‘, perfect for summer nights. The notes include sandalwood, white amber, lotus flower, orchid, Bulgarian rose, and vanilla. It’s far more sultry than I typically go, but this summer I am purposely going out of my comfort zone.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

With trips to the beach and long bike rides, my hair can easily get fried so I am thrilled with the Gorge “I’ll Make You Look Amazing” Daily Spray ($24.95). This is a spray on conditioner with a wonderful name. Love it.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

Since I am already a big fan of tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss ($19) I was happy to find this in my box – the shade is True Love and oh yes, just picture yourself wearing this awesome lip gloss, running down the beach with the man of your dreams! It looks like it would be a true red, but it’s a shimmery pinky/red that looks awesome with a tan.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

The season calls for some fun, funky nails and the FabFitFun box has fun…Scratch Nail Wraps ($12). I don’t know if every box has the same color, but mine is a pretty teal with darker teal triangles.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

A big winner for me is the Hello Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($12). I’ve never tried this Korean cleansing sponge before, and it is really terrific. It has an attached string so you can hang it to dry after each use.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

No one wants heavy body moisturizer in the summer, so the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer ($7.99) is perfect. It sprays on, smooths in, and leaves skin soft and moist but not the least bit sticky. This is going to be a repurchase for me for sure.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

Don’t forget the ‘fit’ part of FabFitFun. The last two items keep you fit physically and emotionally. The CosmoBody Jump Rope ($14) gets a big thumbs up from the jump rope queen, my daughter. She is very picky about her jump ropes – no plastic kids stuff for her!  This is a heavy-duty jump rope that will get the job done.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

Also included is a 3 month subscription to Headspace ($38.85). I hadn’t heard of this before, but it’s an app with guided meditations that you can dive into anywhere at any time. How smart is that?? I can’t wait to give this a whirl.

FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015

The FabFitFun Summer Edition 2015 Box truly is a HUGE box of fun. Get yours before it’s sold out!!!  – Lisa

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Makeup Wars loves peach and coral lip colors

Welcome to a new Makeup Wars celebrating peach and coral lip shades. We know that spring is the best time to bring out our prettiest lip colors. I’m not a big coral lip lover but some corals are light enough for me. What I do love though are peach shades and peachy pink shades. My list today contains some of those favorites plus 2 wishlist items.
1. MAKE COSMETICS Flesh lipgloss and Deep Flesh lipstick are the first two shades I pulled when I was deciding on this list. Deep Flesh lipstick is on the dark side for me but with Flesh lipgloss on top it’s the epitome of springness.*
2. MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N37 is described as an iridescent icy coral. I love the sheerness of this shade and that it has a touch of pink to the coral. It glistens!
3. TARTE LIPSURGENCE LIP TINTS are favorites in all of the shades. I love tarte lip crayons and especially Tipsy and Fearless. Tipsy (3rd swatch) is a beautiful coral that’s not too dark while Fearless (4th swatch) is a peachy pink coral.*
4. BEAUTE’ COSMETICS LUMINOUS VOLUME GLOSS IN CHIMERA has long been one of my favorite glosses. I bought most of the Beaute’ glosses when they first became available and they are ones I reach for often. Chimera is an iridescent salmon pink.
5. ARDENCY INN NATURAL LIP PENCIL IN BOWERY is described as a light nude with pink undertones but it’s actually a peach both on my hand and lips. These pencils from Ardency Inn are similar to the nudes of Hourglass but a little smoother and less expensive.
6. BEAUTE COSMETICS LUMINOUS VOLUME GLOSS IN ELITIST is another of my favorites from Beaute. Elitist is described as a sophisticated tawny shade. I wear it when I’ve chosen warm shades and want a beautiful peach shade.
7. NARS TASMANIA LIPGLOSS is a wishlist item. Of all the new Nars shades I’ve seen Tasmania’s pink cantaloupe shade is the one I’m most drawn to and will pick up once it’s at Sephora.
8. BITE BEAUTY HIGH PIGMENT PENCIL IN BOUQUET is another wishlist item. Since it’s a matte shade (and not the one shown in my beauty set unfortunately) I want to test it first to make sure I like the look. I know I like the color!
Do you have a favorite peach or coral lipstick, one that even thin lip ladies might like? — Marcia
*some items are PR samples

Let’s see what the other Makeup Wars ladies love:

Sunday Scoop 2/21 – so many giveaways, so little time!

sunday scoop

I love it when I see so many giveaways listed from Beauty Info Zone. Next week I’ll be able to announce 9 winners. I can just picture the smile on the winners’ faces when they get their email. But you won’t smile when I tell you that sometimes I have to eliminate winners. For this week’s winners I found that one person had unsubscribed – can’t win if you don’t subscribe. For another winner, it was someone who clicked enter but didn’t do what was asked. Of course those two people won’t be reading this since they aren’t subscribers. C’est la vie! I hope you though are a winner and will soon see your name in the Winner’s Circle.  Have a great week!  — Marcia



2/22  DR. BRANDT 3-D FILLER MASK DELUXE SAMPLE  –  3 winners, international

2/22  CHAPSTICK PACKAGE  –  1 winner, US

2/24  TEXTURE TAMER  –  5 winners, US


3/6  BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT TEAM $150 SEPHORA GIFT CARD  –  1 winner, international

Winners Circle:  Dermaflash was won by Tamra P, Lisa B, Lisa, Terry S while the Too Faced Sweetheart blush set was won by Tracy R. Congratulations to you all!


2/22  Never Say Die Beauty  –   Derma e 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, US

2/22  Mom Does Reviews  –  Apothoderm Anti-Aging Skincare set, US

2/22  The Crime of Fashion  –  14 Makeup Revolution lipsticks, international

2/23  Treat Beauty  –   3 winners, A Treat Beauty Gift Set + $50 Gift Card

2/23  Your Beauty Blog  –   2 winners, EMMAUS skincare set for Keratosis Pilaris Treatments

2/23  Hair Bar NY  –  Revive Anti-Aging Cleanser, Absolute Radiance Anti-Aging Cream, Moisturizing Treatment Cream and Pure Argan Oil Treatment. US

2/23  Beauty 4Free2U  –  Anaiti Neck Firming Cream, US

2/24  She is the One  –  LaPrairie skincare, international

2/24  Beauty 4Free2U  –   Clearista Retexturizing Gel, US

2/24  Extra TV  –  5 winners, EMK Beveryly Hills Optima Face Cream, Radical Eye Repair Cream, and Bloom Toner. US

2/24  Obviously Marvelous  –  Chapstick lip balm package, US

2/25  A Little Umbrella  –  Beyonce Heat Kissed Fragrance, US

2/25  Dorky’s Deals  –  6 winners, Fresh Face Facentials Cleanser, US

2/25  Nuts4Stuff  –  Beyonce Heat Kissed fragrance, US

2/26  Parenting Healthy  –  VO5 Hot Oil Therapy, US

2/26  Beauty Geeks  –  Essie Spring 2016 Collection, Canada only

2/27  Fashionista Budget  –   Sephora Collection’s Look Color In The Eye Brush Capsule, international

2/27  The Celution –  1 I love…. Vanilla and Ice Cream Bath and Shower Crème (500mL) 1 COLAB Dry Shampoo 50mL in Tokyo and New York scents (1 Sheer Invisible, 1 Extreme Volume) 3 ReBrand/Name 7th Heaven (from Montagne Jeunesse) masks, Makeup bag;  Canada

2/27  Go Adventure Mom  –  6 winners, Wet Brush 3-pack. includes a detangling Wet Brush, Shine Brush and Squirt Brush, US

2/28  Stylista Fitness  –  $50 Sephora g.c., US

2/28  Polish Galore  –  Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish holder, international

2/28  Health Products for You  –  Revlon 20 Roller Ionic Professional Hairsetter

2/28  Real Momma  –  NuMe Classic Curling Wand, US/Canada

2/29  Trind Nail Care  –  Trind Nail Revive nail strengthener, the Trind Nail-Magic Buffer, and a Trind Caring Color in Warm Red. US/Canada

2/29  Frost and Polish  – Sephora – Ultra Moisturizing & Brightening Rose Mask, philosophy – Raspberry Sorbet lip gloss, philosophy – Vanilla Birthday Cake lip gloss, Sephora – Rouge Infusion The Neutrals in Peony lip color, tarte – LipSurgence Lip Tint in Classy deluxe sample, tarte – Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara deluxe sample, benefit – The Porefessional pro balm deluxe sample and more; US

2/29  Beauty Blogger Review  –  5 winners, Dr. Brandt 3-D Filler Mask deluxe samples, international

2/29  Taneja’s Bride  –  $100 g.c. to, US

2/29  Cirque Nails  –  3 winners of their spring/summer polish collection, Open to all countries except the following: Brazil, India, Italy and Russia

2/29  Dorky Deals  –  Era Organics Revive Microdermabrasion Scrub & Mask, US

2/29  Vampy Varnish  –  HUGE makeup giveaway, international

2/29  Inspirations and Celebrations  –  Smashbox Cosmetics Art, Love, Colour Pout Collection, Face to Face hardcover book by Scott Barnes, Clinique skincare and beauty and Lila Grace Bath & Beauty Sets

2/29  Pretty Thrifty  –  Too Faced Cosmetics ’Most Loved’ Makeup Set, international

2/29  The Mommyhood Chronicles  –  MelodySusie Cosmetic Organizer, US

2/29  Mary Kay  –  Mary Kay Skinvigorate Facial Brush, US

2/29  Mary’s Cup of Tea  –  set of 3 Mont Bleu glass nail files with emerald Swarovski crystals, US

2/29  NYC Single Mom  –  Exotic Jasmine by Halle Berry eau du parfum spray, US

2/29  Truintegrity  –   Magic Minute Facelift Serum, US

2/29  Stylishly Social  –  Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster and cosmetic bag, US



2/23  Love Maegan  –  Coach Large Tote, Coach Bow Pouch, Coach black glitter heart keychain, Fullips Medium Lip Enhancer, Covergirl cosmetic products, international

2/23  Fab Fatale  –  Doorstep Dessert Kit with 1 winner getting 4 weeks of kits (baking) and another getting 2 kits, US

2/23  Posh Beauty Blog  –  Core Hydration Yoga Mat, US

2/24  Kicking It With Kelly  –  VIP Jewelry Subscription Box from Cate & Chloe, US

2/25  Mom Does Reviews  –  FairyTale Brownie Prize Pack, US

2/28  Fitness Fashionista  –  Assortment of Orchard Valley Harvest Snacks and $50 Visa Gift Card, US

2/29  Crunchy Beach Mama  –  Vitality Essential Oils from Young Living, US

2/29  Michigan Savings & More  –  Star Wars The Force Awakens DVD in BluRay, US

2/29  Simply Gluten Free  –  Cuisanart mini food processor, US

2/29  Holistic Health  –   Beginner’s Trio Essential Oil Kit: 15ml Peppermint, Lavender, and Lemon, US


2/22  Making Sense of Cents  –  $250 cash giveaway

2/23  Giveaway Promote  –  $200 Amazon g.c., international

2/25  Alisa and Mike Reviews  –  $25 AMC Theater gc and $15 Fandango gc, US

2/28  Michigan Savings & More  –  $100 Walmart gc, US

2/28  About a Mom  –  $50 Outback g.c.

2/28  Beauty by Miss L  –  $200 Shopbop gc, international

2/28  The Jewish Lady  –  $50 Domino’s g.c., US

2/29  Conservamom  –  $100 Target gc

2/29  This Roller Coaster Called Life  –  $25 Darden Restaurant g.c. (olive garden, red lobster and more), US

2/29  NYC Single Mom  –  $50 Fandango gc, US

2/29  Mama Bees Freebies  –  $100 Amazon g.c., US

2/29  Ageless Vibe  –  $25 Starbuck gc, US

2/29  Someday I’ll Learn  –  $75 Amazon g.c.


Makeup Wars loves Nude lippies

Makeup Wars and Top Ten Tuesdays have tempted you with pink lips, peach and coral lips, red lips but never true nudes. Now’s the time though and I was ready for this challenge. Most of my collection is nude lips. It got to the point that I had so many that I had to force myself not to buy new ones unless I was absolutely desperate for them. I was once a MACaholic and I’d buy every rendition of nude they had – and then I’d wear them twice and put them aside. I haven’t chosen any MAC to share with you since I don’t seem to grab for them anymore so instead you’ll see some of my favorites from other brands.

Makeup Wars Nude Lip favorites

Makeup Wars Nude Lip favorites

Nude lips are interesting because they all have different undertones plus what I consider nude might be too light for you depending on your skintone.

Makeup Wars lip crayons: Ardency Inn, Tarte (x2), Hourglass

Makeup Wars lip crayons: Ardency Inn, Tarte (x2), Hourglass

I’m a big fan of lip crayons but nude ones don’t overpopulate my collection. Ardency Inn Bowery, tarte exposed and Hourglass Nude No 3 are the ones I usually crave.

Hourglass Nude No3 and Ardency Inn Bowery

Hourglass Nude No3 and Ardency Inn Bowery

I bought Hourglass Femme Nude Stylo No3 because everyone was raving about these. Hourglass has an amazing reputation and these Nude lip crayons made beauty lovers so excited. No3 is described as “medium rose nude with hint of pink”. This has a pink undertone but it’s very light once on my lips, not medium to my eyes.

top Hourglass, bottom Ardency Inn

top Hourglass, bottom Ardency Inn

ARDENCY INN AMERICANA Natural Lip Color Pencil in Bowery was my next buy. These are $23 compared to the $30 of Hourglass so that made me happy. ARDENCY INN lip crayons seem to be truer nude shades too. Bowery is a light peach on my lips even though Sephora tells me that it’s a “light nude with pink undertones”. It just isn’t pink on me but it is pretty and I’m very comfortable in it. The consistency is smoother and a little more glossy than Hourglass.

tarte exposed - old vs new versions

tarte exposed – old vs new versions

Tarte Exposed was one of the colors saved when tarte revamped all their lip crayons. Tarte still sells LipSurgence but I didn’t find Exposed. The original fat crayon has a matte finish while the new tarte exposed is a glossier finish. The new pencils are called Power Pigments and Exposed is described as “nude with pink undertones”.

tarte exposed original version and new Power Pigment

tarte exposed original version and new Power Pigment

Power Pigment in exposed is glossier and slightly more pink while the original is definitely a matte on me and a little darker. Can’t go wrong with either but there is a slight difference between the two.

Makeup Wars Nude Lipsticks: Tom Ford, Lunasol, Armani, Gosh, Armani, Shiseido

Makeup Wars Nude Lipsticks: Tom Ford, Lunasol, Armani, Gosh, Armani, Shiseido

6 lipsticks made the cut for Makeup Wars: Tom Ford Pink Dune, Lunasol 25, Armani Shine 17, Gosh Darling, Armani 103, Shiseido RS701

GOSH Darling

GOSH Darling

GOSH Darling was a lipstick that everyone had to have. It was so hot on boards like Makeup Alley that you felt like you didn’t belong there if you didn’t own it.

Gosh Darling

Gosh Darling

I finally got it and was shocked at how much it looks like concealer. It’s so light and so beige that I couldn’t get it to show in a single swatch photo. I couldn’t resist putting this in even though it’s not a favorite, I’m including it for shock value.

Armani Shine 17, Lunasol 25, Armani 103

Armani Shine 17, Lunasol 25, Armani 103

These are the lipsticks that I reach for when I want moisturized lips with beautiful nude shades. Armani in particular makes outstanding nude colors for lips and I think they are among the finest lipsticks available. I get a little overwhelmed at an Armani counter because I want too much. All of these lipsticks were bought long ago.

from left: Armani 103, Lunasol 25, Armani Shine 17

from left: Armani 103, Lunasol 25, Armani Shine 17

Rouge d’Armani in 103 is my newest Armani and still available. 103 is the pink nude that I love to wear. It looks beige in the tube but once on it picks up pink.

Rouge d'Armani 103 (

Rouge d’Armani 103 (

Armani Shine 17 is an oldie but goodie. It’s more sheer than 103 but just as glossy.

LUNASOL 25 is also an older lipstick and I doubt it’s still for sale. Lunasol lipsticks were introduced to me by an old friend. I’d go nuts cosmetic shopping in Japan or Singapore! I have 2 LUNASOL lipsticks and they are so wonderfully creamy. They have a very similar consistency and look to the Armani ones I love.

Tom Ford Pink Dune, Shiseido RS701

Tom Ford Pink Dune, Shiseido RS701

Tom Ford Pink Dune barely has any color on my lips but that doesn’t stop me from loving it. It was a limited edition shade that I bought in the early winter but didn’t really wear at first. It felt too nude for winter but I can wear it now. Sometimes I’ll put it over another lipstick to ‘nude’ it up a bit.

Tom Ford Pink Dune, Shiseido RS701

Tom Ford Pink Dune, Shiseido RS701

I had to include Shiseido RS701 even though it’s not available. This was my first Shiseido lipstick and it reminds me of shopping with my blog partner Lisa. It’s one of my favorite lipstick buys. It’s a pink nude (RS stands for Rose) that has the perfect depth for me.

from top: TF Pink Dune, Lunasol 25, Armani 17, Gosh Darling, Rouge d'Armani 103, Shiseido RS701

from top: TF Pink Dune, Lunasol 25, Armani 17, Gosh Darling, Rouge d’Armani 103, Shiseido RS701

I’m sure these swatches all look alike but as a true beauty afficionado knows they are different as different can be.

What’s your favorite nude lipstick? There’s always room for one more! — Marcia

Join my Makeup War friends and see what they’ve chosen to delight and tempt us with.