Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ soothes you nails and your senses

Sally Hansen Color Therapy polish

Sally Hansen Color Therapy polish

Sally Hansen nail polish needs no introduction since we already know what a magnificent brand it is. They are the leaders in mass market nail care and a brand that I can always rely on having exceptional color and wear.

press samples

Sally Hansen doesn’t rest on its laurels though since they are always looking for ways to improve their brand. I think they’ve really nailed that with their new Color Therapy™ polishes. These polishes not only look beautiful, wear incredibly well, and are easy to apply but Color Therapy works to nourish your nails.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ in Sticks and Stones

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ in Sticks and Stones

STICKS AND STONES absolutely surprised me. This is the first of the polishes I wore and it blew me away. It’s a dark purple with lovely small flecks of red shimmer in it. If I hadn’t seen the brand I’d have thought it was an indie polish since it’s so unique.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ Sticks and Stones

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ Sticks and Stones

The shimmer likes to hide so you won’t see it all the time but when you do, it will bring a happy smile to your face.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ Sticks and Stones

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ Sticks and Stones

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ Sticks and Stones

Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ Sticks and Stones

Next surprise for me is THERAPEWTER. This is a metallic polish so it was completely different than Sticks and Stones. It’s a type of pewter (Sally Hansen calls it a deep metallic charcoal) but there’s a lot of green in it so I considered it more of a green than a pewter. Either way to describe it doesn’t take away from the uniqueness of this lovely.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Therapewter

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Therapewter

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Therapewter

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Therapewter

In light that’s not as bright as my nail salon I can see more of the pewter so it’s like getting two colors in one. This wasn’t difficult to remove even though it has this metallic finish and lots of shimmer. It’s not a polish that you can get away with in one coat, two worked perfectly for me.

HAUTE  SPRINGS is my kind of red. I like a bold cool toned red that stands out and lets my nails get noticed.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Haute Springs (sallyhansen.com)

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Haute Springs (sallyhansen.com)

My skin is cool and I have a lot of red in my hands, especially in the winter when I first wore this. This cream polish lasted perfectly for 7 days, no fading and no tip wear.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Haute Springs

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Haute Springs

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Haute Springs

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Haute Springs

Last is RED-IANCE, an warm cherry red. This is the perfect pedicure shade too. You’ll radiate with long lasting color with Red-iance.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Red-iance (sallyhansen.com)

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Red-iance (sallyhansen.com)

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Red-iance, Therapewter, Slicks and Stones, Haute Springs

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Red-iance, Therapewter, Slicks and Stones, Haute Springs

So what makes Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ something so unusual from the rest of the 467,598,022 nail polishes available? They are a long lasting polish that is meant to last for 10 days but they apply and remove like a regular polish. They have a patented formula that “blends a complex of natural argan, acai, and evening primrose oil to condition weak, dry nails. Argan oil contains high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, an antioxidant vital for healthy skin and nails. Acai berry oil is rich in omega-3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids that are valued for nutrition and conditioning in skin and hair care. Evening primrose oil features essential fatty acids that are known to help reinforce hair strength.” Each bottle cap says Argan Oil Formula so you know what you are getting when you go shopping.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Red-iance, Therapewter, Slicks and Stones, Haute Springs

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Red-iance, Therapewter, Slicks and Stones, Haute Springs

As a polish junkie who doesn’t ever want to be without gorgeous colors I give Sally Hansen Color Therapy™ an all thumbs up. —  Marcia

received for consideration, affiliate links in use

Additional information from Sally Hansen. What’s your choice??

The Nail Polish Colors
From the colorful world of Madeline Poole comes a spectrum of 38 pigment rich shades inspired by luxurious tones.

Rich Tones: Bold deep tones with a brilliant impact

?      Ohm My Magenta Say “namaste” to this magnificent reddish-purple
?      Unwine’d Escape with a beautiful robust bordeaux
?      Slicks And Stones  A lustrous crystalized purple
?      Shea Dream Enrich and nourish in a metallic buttercream hue
?      Red-iance Energize with this cherry red
?      Haute Springs Clear your head with a restorative red
?      Red-y To Glow Harness a zen attitude with a medium cerise tint
?      Exotic Acai Cleanse your color palette with this plum tone
?      Indiglow Shimmer with an electric metallic violet
?      Good As Blue Refresh with this daring navy
?      Soothing Sapphire Reflect and restore in a saturated blue jewel tone
?      Ja-Cozy Melt away in the aquatic tones of cobalt blue
?      Reflection Pool Go with the flow in a metallic aquamarine
?      Teal Good A vibrant cerulean lifts the spirits
?      Cool Cucumber A deep refreshing garden green
?      Bamboost An uplifting yet tranquil muted green

Pinks/Corals: Deep and understated pink tones for the perfect pop of color

  • Pampered in Pink Revitalize with this punchy pink

?      Aura’nt You Relaxed? Invigorate your senses with vibrant coral
?      Soak At Sunset A rose gold tinged with tangerine
?      Rosy Quartz A crystallized classic pale pink
?      Sheer Nirvana A marvelous marshmallow with hint of muted lilac
?      Primrose And Proper A delicate medium pink hue
?      Rosy Glow This beautiful begonia pink replenishes and restores
?      Berry Smooth A bright electric pink berry
?      Mauve Mantra Conjure calm with this carnation tint
?      Robes and Rosé A metallic and bubbly fuchsia
?      Couple’s Massage Unwind with this shimmery pastel peach

Nudes: Elegant and daring neutrals for the perfect polished finish

?      Steely Serene Get centered in a gorgeous greige
?      Powder Room A ladylike pearlescent blushed nude
?      Chai On Life A warm calming taupe
?      Well, Well, Well Keep it clean in this milky hue
?      Make My Clay Submit to serenity in this earthy putty shade
?      Therapewter Meditate in a deep charcoal metallic
?      Haute Stone Relax and revive the senses with this deep clay
?      Mud Mask  Melt away stress with this earthy mocha brown
?      Glow With The Flow A luminous and naturally radiant pale bronze shimmer
?      Blushed Petal Breathe it out in a botanical blush tone
?      Re-Nude Take some me time with this peach-tinged taupe

Lip Monthly review and giveaway (gorgeousness included) @lipmonthly

lip monthly bag back

As a fan of subscription boxes I’ve always been interested in Lip Monthly and would read what each month brought to subscribers. When they contacted me about receiving a box and being able to use it for a giveaway if I wanted, you know my lips were saying yes and my mouth was watering.

With each month you’ll receive 4 to 5 full size lip products in a cute cosmetic bag. Typically a bag costs $12.95 a month but right now there’s a special to get your first bag (April) for only $6.45. Lip Monthly even ships internationally which few subscriptions will do.

Lip Monthly April bag

Lip Monthly April bag

What I received and what you could win is the January bag filled with 4 full size items from Hola Neon, Jelly Pong Pong, Lord & Berry, and Manna Kadar. The retail value of this bag is $67.95 which is pretty wonderful.

Lip Monthly January bag @lipmonthly

Lip Monthly January bag @lipmonthly

Lip Monthly January bag @lipmonthly

Lip Monthly January bag @lipmonthly

The only brand in here that is new to me is Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick ($17), Winter is Coming. Well hopefully winter is going but that doesn’t mean that this sophisticated shade is any less beautiful.

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Winter is Coming

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Winter is Coming

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Winter is Coming

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Winter is Coming

I haven’t swatched or used any of these lippies by the way but I did open them so you could see the beauty of them.

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Winter is Coming (holaneon.com)

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Winter is Coming (holaneon.com)

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick, Winter is Coming, is described as a deep burgundy shade though from the wand it can most likely be worn lighter too. Winter is Coming, like all Hola Neon liquid lipsticks, is a long lasting matte.

JELLY PONG PONG LIPTENSITY LIPGLOSS brings you a hydrating gloss in the shade Necessity. I’m a little confused though because this is a beautiful dark pink shade unlike the light pink shown on their website so I’m sure this was mislabeled and is actually Curiosity ($19.95).

Jelly Pong Pong Hydrating Gloss

Jelly Pong Pong Hydrating Gloss

Jelly Pong Pong Liptensity Gloss

Jelly Pong Pong Liptensity Gloss

Here’s what Jelly Pong Pong says about the Liptensity Glosses: “A highly hydrating gloss, this thick formula enables you to have intense colours that shine and last at the same time. Infused with Sweet Almond Oil to help reduce chapped skin and keep lips succulently soft.” These are vegan, gluten free, and contain none of the no-nos. I’m sure this is a hero item for this bag.

Now for a real lipstick we have MANNA KADAR LIPLOCKED Priming Lipstick in Karma. If you love red lips you are going to be enamored with this cherry red lipstick.

Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Lipstick in Karma (mannakadar.com)

Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Lipstick in Karma (mannakadar.com)

I’d kill for lips that looked like that! The Liplocked formula is a semi-matte lipstick. It combines a primer and a lipstick in one. Containing Vitamin E it heals and soothes. This $21 Lipstick is stunning.

Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Lipstick in Karma

Manna Kadar Liplocked Priming Lipstick in Karma

So far there’s a liquid lipstick, a hydrating lip gloss, and a semi-matte priming lipstick so the only thing missing is a lip crayon or liner. You’ll get that with Lord & Berry Lip Crayon in Vogue ($10). It’s labeled as a black red and since I didn’t swatch it I don’t know for sure. But it looks to me like it would line your lips beautifully with the other 3 products and of course you can use it as a lip crayon.

Lord & Berry lip crayon in Vogue

Lord & Berry lip crayon in Vogue

I think this may be a deluxe sample size since every Lord & Berry Crayon Lipstick I found online seems to be $19 or $20.

Which one of us can say that we wouldn’t love to have 4 new lip products every month? I know I can’t nor can I believe the price of this subscription. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Since Lip Monthly sent this for our 7th anniversary I’ll open this internationally. But you must be a subscriber via email. If I can’t find that then you’ll sadly be disqualified. You have through 4/11/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to enter. If comments close then email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Lip Monthly, leave your comment in the email and be sure to click I commented. Good luck and lovely lips!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Find Lip Monthly online:  https://www.facebook.com/lipmonthly/

https://twitter.com/lipmonthly

https://www.pinterest.com/lipmonthly/

https://www.instagram.com/lipmonthly/

 

 

Fashion Flash – spring has sprung edition

ff-spring-has-sprung

fashion flash

This week Erika from Notes From My Dressing Table, whose photo I boldly borrowed, is our hostess. She introduces a new blogger as our team grows and she’s sharing 12 posts so you can learn more about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and keeping ourselves looking and feeling youthful. Join Erika to read these wonderful articles.

 

Kypris Pot of Shade- skincare plus protection

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

I’d like to introduce my good friend Phyllis who has volunteered to write some reviews for Beauty Info Zone. Phyllis is one friend who really understands my obsessions. She’s changing all her skincare to natural and organic products and has a new philosophy about what she’s willing to use on her face. Her philosophy of buying lipsticks galore hasn’t changed though and hopefully I can get her to share some of her favorites with us. Today Phyllis is sharing her love of Krypis Pot of Shade so be prepared to fall in love yourself.  –  Marcia

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

As you can see, my pot of Krypis Pot of Shade is very well loved. I’ve been using it non-stop for over a month. I know it’s expensive at $68 but this Krypis cream is a 3-in-1 product. It’s a moisturizer, sunscreen (full spectrum SPF30) and a makeup primer.  Although it’s $68 US, I look at it this way- I’m really spending $23 for each benefit and saving room on my shelf.  Instead of three products, I only need one.

The Detox Market says: KYPRIS Beauty is a luxurious line of holistic, high-performance skincare boasting organic, wildcrafted and sustainably grown ingredients for gorgeous results and a beauty-full experience. All formulations are 100% natural and nature-derived, scented and preserved with essential oils and plant extracts, packaged in glass and never tested on animals. KYPRIS delivers a plethora of nourishing phytonutrients and the best of green science for luminous, petal-soft skin to enhance the luscious experience of being you.

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

According to the Kypris website:  Pot of Shade Heliotropic “A multifunctional, translucent veil of non-nano, broad spectrum SPF 30 and moisturizing botanicals to prime skin for daily radiance.

Here are the benefits of Pot of Shade Heliotropic: Offers gentle, yet effective protection from UVA and UVB * Enhances skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous * Non whitening * Plays well with other KYPRIS skin care and makeup * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin,  Calming, soothing, non-irritating”

There are many natural ingredients that are combined to make this cream stand out.

ZINC Non nano, non-irritating, sustainably sourced zinc for broad spectrum SPF 30 protection against sun damage.

SWEET IRIS STEM CELLS Enhance the skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous.

TAMANU An organic, co-op grown seed oil imparts a beautiful glow.

CHAPARRAL One of Earth’s oldest living plants yields a wildcrafted extract rich in botanical wisdom and lignans that impart an antioxidant-like effect.

SUNFLOWER These local, organic heliotropes deliver a wealth of fatty acids and beta carotene.

PROBIOTICS for deliciously hydrated skin.

SEA ALGAEA burst of soothing hydration for soft, supple skin as you bask in the Beauty of your days…potofshadeKrypis Pot of Shade cream has a gel-like texture that melts smoothly into my skin. I never look greasy or oily after application. It layers beautifully both over serums and under makeup. Its pale blue tint gives me a wonderful luminous and brightening effect and its light scent dissipates after a few seconds. Let’s not forget the importance of a good full spectrum spf30 which is all the protection I really need. I think (and you know we skincare enthusiasts are a fickle bunch) this could be Holy Grail status.

Kudos to Kypris for a Kick-ass Kream.

Krypis is available on their website and at The Detox Market.

photos courtesy of Kypris.comkypris-homepage-slide-desktop-5-1800x969

There’s no shortage of giveaways with The Sunday Scoop for 3/26 to 4/3

Crocus flowers blooming in spring

If you love giveaways you are in the right place. At the end of every month there are always a ton of giveaways but March may have broken a record. You need to bookmark this page so you can keep coming back because they just keep coming. Luck!!  — Marcia

BEAUTY INFO ZONE’S VERY OWN SPECIAL GIVEAWAYS

3/27  ECOTOOLS BRUSH SET  –  1 winner, WW

3/28  KLERADERM COLLAGEN CLEANSING MILK  –  4 continental US winners

4/3   HYDROOSKIN SKINCARE COLLECTION  –  1 US winner

4/4  LEGO SNAPOLOGY ALLIGATOR  –  1 winner, US

4/5  EYESHADOW PALETTES  –  3 winners, US/Canada

One winner this week: Robin A won the drugstore package from Meijer. Two new giveaways next week with more upcoming!

BEAUTY GIVEAWAYS

3/27  Allyson in Wonderland  –  DryBar flat iron, curling iron and hair products, US

3/27  Deals Among Us  –  MainLine Haircare Shampoo Alternative, 3 winners, US

3/28  Dave Lackie  –  OPI Fiji Collection set polishes, WW

3/29  Java John Z  –  $200 Sephora g.c., WW

3/29  Savvy Sweepers  –  2 winners, Balmshot lip balms, US

3/29  Painted Ladies  –  Dermologica Daily Superfoliant, US

3/30  Hamswam  –  Lighted Makeup Mirror

3/30  Deals Among Us  –  variety of Balmshot lip balms, 2 winners, US

3/30  Jan Marini  –  10 winners, Cleanser, Vitamin C, and sunscreen, US

3/31  Beauty Care Choices  – Goldwell Kerasilk! Reconstruct & Repair, US

3/31  Inspirations and Celebrations  –  monthly giveaway with Sephora products, Becca, Benefit, 100% Pure, Hourglass, Lancome and more

3/31  Barielle  –  3 Barielle polishes, hand and foot cream, Marc Jacobs Scarf, Baublebar necklace, US

3/31  Collective Beauty  –  2 Pixi Beauty palettes (eye and lip) plus additional Pixi Beauty products, US

3/31  Here We Go Again  –  LeBeaute eye serum and hyaluronic acid serum, US
3/31  Homespun Chics  –  Haircare wrap and bundle of products, US
3/31  Budget Earth  –  MelodySusie Manicure Gift Box, US
3/31  Lacquer or Leave Her  –  Mariane Nail plate for stamping, WW
3/31  Organic to Green  –  $100 Ulta g.c. and 3 month subscription to Organic to Green Coco Oils, US
3/31  Oak Manor Fragrances  –  Inis the Energy of the Sea cosmetic bag with fragrance and body lotion, US
4/1  Fashionista Budget  –  Philosophy Snow Angel Set, WW
4/1  She Finds  –  100 winners, Jurlique Skincare Trio, US
4/1  Vatkinary  –  Over $300 worth of makeup and skincare (ByTerry, Rodial, Neom Organics, Iconic London, Hourglass), WW
4/1  Vegan Beauty Review  –  set of new DermaE products (Micellar Water, Vitamin C serum, Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer), US
4/1  Pretty Thrifty  –  Clinique Very Honey Holiday Eyeshadow palette, US
4/2  My Style Spot  –  Ofra Baked Eyeshadow Palette, US
4/2   Dorky’s Deals  –  DRMTLGY Anti-Aging Kit, US
4/2  Laurli’s Blog  –  Luminess Legend Airbrush System

4/3   Budget Earth  –  Manuka Honey Body Beautiful Products, US

INTERESTING GOODIES TO WIN

3/26  Prime Beauty  – One Bottle (120) NutriVet Multi-Vite Chewable Vitamins for dogs, US

3/27  Penguin Random House  – customized collection of books in your genre, $500 towards Uniqlo’s  comfortable and classic clothing,  A relaxation pack with a phone bed, Arianna Huffington’s Travel Essentials Kit, Thrive pillow, and Coco-Mat Sithon pillow from Thrive, Arianna Huffington’s new venture, and $1000 in g.c. towards items that will help you relax (spa days, new bed,??) US

3/27  Here We Go Again  –  4 winners, Inverted Umbrella, US

3/29  In Honor of Design  –  Bissell Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner and cleaning formulas, US

3/29  Auteur Ariel  –  Ravean Heated Down Jacket, US

3/29  Giveaway Guy –  Nintendo NES, US

3/30  My Style Spot  –  silver “I Love You to the Moon and Back” bracelet, US

3/30  The Socialite’s Closet  –  1 month supply of Correxiko skincare supplement

3/30  Lynne Gabriel  –  Canon Rebel Kit, Gold LE Eco Phone, Kate Spade, makeup, WW

3/31  Here We Go Again  –  Fun Magic Plasma Ball, US

3/31  Miki’s Hope  –  set of Empyrean Sheets and $300 Visa g.c., US

3/31  Powered by Mom  –  Coach Handbag, US

3/31  Java John Z  –  Nintendo Switch, US

3/31   My Tech Jam  – Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, US

3/31  Giveaway Monkey  –  ASUS ZenFone 2, WW

3/31  Genuineblox  –  2 winners, US winner gets $50 Sephora gc and $100 Genuineblox GC, Hong Kong winners gets $100 Genuineblox g.c.

3/31  Still Blonde  –  $175 Wendy Mignot Fine Pearl and Leather Necklace, US

3/31  Bestsellers Giveaway  –  Alexa Echo Dot, US
3/31  Style on Main  –  Coach Harley Hobo in Saddle Pebble Leather, US
3/31  Budget Earth  –  FAGOR LUX Electric Multi-Cooker, US
4/1  Vegas Master  –  Swarovski Crystal Bond Earrings
4/1  Style 1  –  Michael Kors Purse
4/2  A Vintage Splendor  –  Gucci GG Marmont Matelasse Mini Bag in Pink
4/2  Susie’s Reviews  –  Soufeel Angel Charm set, US
4/2  Deals Among Us  –  Newman’s Own Organic Cookies and Chocolate, US

MONEY, MOOLA, GIFT CARDS, PAYPAL

3/27  Mom Does Reviews  –  $50 g.c., US

3/28  Giveaway Promote  –  $100, WW

3/28  Budget Earth  –  $100 cash, WW

3/28  Mom On a Dime  –  $100 Target, US

3/29  Budget Earth    –  $40 g.c. to Amazon, Target or paypal, WW

3/29  Budget Earth  –  $100 Target and Boom ChickaPop popcorn package, US

3/29  The Jewish Lady  –  $50 Godiva g.c., US

3/29  Mom Knows Best  –  $100 Amazon, US

3/30  Still Being Molly  –  $250 Stitch Fix g.c., US

3/31  Style Uncovered  –  $150 Zara g.c., WW

3/31  Here We Go Again  –  $100 Williams Sonoma g.c., US

3/31  Santa Rosa Store  –  $100 Walmart or Amazon g.c., WW

3/31  From My Vanity  –  $100 Visa g.c., US

3/31  Giveaway Guy  –  $100 Amazon g.c., WW

3/31  Painted Ladies  –  $100 Visa, US

3/31  The Butler Journal  –  2 winners, $75 Amazon and $25 Amazon

3/31  A Beautiful Whim  –  $100 Visa, US

3/31  Hip Mama’s Place  –  $50 g.c. to Uncommon Goods, US/Canada

3/31  I Am A Reader  –  $250 Amazon or paypal, WW

3/30 and 3/31 giftcards  ||  Kicking It With Kelly, $25 Office Depot, US  ||  Kicking It With Kelly, $30 Netflix, WW  ||  Practical Frugality (3/30) $25 Amazon, US  ||  Adventures of Mel (3/30), $25 Lowes, gc, US  || Budget Earth, $50 Amazon and TriNova package, US  ||  Pulling Curls, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Jason Horton, $50 Amazon, possibly WW  ||  Susie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, US  ||  This Roller Coaster, $25 Disney g.c., US  ||  Aging Like a Fine Wine, $25 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Still Blonde, $30 Amazon, US  ||  The Review Wire, $25 Fandango g.c., US  || Here We Go Again, $20 paypal, US  ||

4/1  Krowdspace  –  $50 Amazon, US

4/1  Dorky’s Deals  –  $100 Amazon, WW

4/2  gc giveaways  ||  Generations of Savings, $20 paypal or Amazon, WW  ||  Lisa’s 2900 blog, $$25 Amazon or paypal US/Can  || Mom the Magnificent, $25 Amazon  ||  Wild Redhead Homestead, $25 Amazon  ||  Tammie’s Reviews,  $25 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Tammie’s Reviews,  $31 g.c. to Baskin Robbins, US  ||  4 Luv of Sanity, $40 Harry & David’s g.c., US  ||

4/3  Mom Does Reviews  –  $250 Amazon or paypal, WW

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel “Be You. Be Beautiful”

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

Osmosis has two lines – skin care and colour. So far we’ve been lucky enough to try their very best products. Or maybe everything they make is their very best. Today we are going to educate you on their Brow Gel. We were both thrilled when Osmosis sent us a color of our choice. But thrilled isn’t always enough – it’s how effective the products are that counts – so let’s find out if Marcia and Lisa consider these to be effective brow products.

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

MARCIA has the BROW GEL in BROWN

Osmosis Brow Gel in Brown

Osmosis Brow Gel in Brown

At one point in my life, or actually most of my life, I didn’t even think about my eyebrows. Now? It’s a necessity for me to groom my brows. Boy what a difference it makes on my face.

Osmosis + Colour Brow Gel Brown

Osmosis + Colour Brow Gel Brown

Brow Gel is available in 4 shades: Auburn, Blonde, Brown, and Taupe. I use it in Brown and it’s a very deep brown that makes my eyebrows look totally finished. Here’s their website’s shade to show you more of what it looks like on my brows:

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel Brown (osmosisskincare.com)

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel Brown (osmosisskincare.com)

The Brow Gel lasts on me throughout the day. It’s very creamy so it’s not difficult to pick up the right amount on your brush. Once on in the morning it doesn’t come off until I remove it myself. So far I haven’t even found any fading. The little bottle is adorable and easy to take on the go. It’s all there for you – gel and brush. You can use their brush which applies the gel with ease or your own longer brow brush. No matter which you’ll find an easy and thorough way to fill in your eyebrows.

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel brush in cap

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel brush in cap

LISA has the BROW GEL in TAUPE:

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe (osmosisskincare.com)

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe (osmosisskincare.com)

My hair is lighter than Marcia’s – it’s a medium brown with blonde highlights. You always want your brows to be a little lighter than your hair color so Taupe is a great fit for me. I really love the little brush that comes with the brow gel because it fills in my brows in a very natural way without looking too flat. The only other thing I need is a spoolie to brush my brows up. If this also came with a spoolie I would say that it’s perfect…but without it it’s still darn near perfect!

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in TaupeOsmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

A tip that I actually learned from Marcia many years ago is to dip the brush into the color from the outer portion of the brow gel first.  This helps the gel last longer and keeps it from drying out. The brow gel is waterproof so once applied it lasts all day, which is a huge bonus. Groomed brows make such a difference, and smeared/faded brows are not a good look! This cute little bottle makes a powerful difference in your look, and it’s definitely something that should make its way onto your vanity.

If you want groomed brows that look natural and last all day, be sure to give Osmosis Brow Gel a try. You can buy it online at Dermstore.

*sent for editorial consideration

Unboxing The Zoe Report Box of Style

The Zoe Report Box of StyleWho doesn’t want a stylist? I know when something looks great but I’m not always the best at actually finding the items and picking them out. Probably the most famous stylist with a terrific eye for the latest and greatest is Rachel Zoe. Since it’s not likely that I will ever actually be styled by Rachel, The Zoe Report Box of Style is a fabulous alternative.                                                                        sample

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe

Here’s how you know this box of fashion and beauty is incredible – every single box has sold out since Box of Style launched in March 2015. The Zoe Report Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Zoe, and her team of editors curate 5 full-sized products that are worth over $400. I am not kidding, this box is one ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ after another. Here’s the general info first, then I’ll give you the scoop on the current box.

You can get each individual box for $100, or subscribe for the year for $350.  The yearly price is worth the investment because you are guaranteed the box, and the spring box alone has over $400 worth of product in it. Each box has a ‘hero’ piece that is worth over $100. Women who will love this box are those who love fashion and style but just don’t have time to shop for the latest items. If you are into upscale style at a great price, or if you want to venture outside your typical comfort zone but don’t want to invest in a personal stylist, this is the perfect way to meet all those wants and spoil yourself without breaking the bank.

Also, get $10 off with the code  INFOSP10 !!

Opening The Zoe Report Box of Style - everything is individually wrapped!

Opening The Zoe Report Box of Style – everything is individually wrapped!

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017

What is special about the Spring 2017 Edition?  Every single brand was founded by a woman! Total girl power. The products are valued at over $400 and they are absolutely obsession grade. There are two exclusive collaborations that you can only find in Box of Style, collaborations that have given jobs and skills to hundreds of women in India. The box is all about EMPOWERMENT – everything is made by women to empower other women to live a life of style! I love that this collection has everything needed to take you from work to the weekend. It’s a fantastic collection and I am just beyond thrilled with it. Ok, so now let’s get into the gorgeous details, shall we??

There are three fashion items – the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall ($238), the Adornemonde Iva Earrings ($62), and the Symbology Scarf ($50).

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Tribe Alive Custom Carryall

Wearing The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017 items

Wearing The Zoe Report Box of Style Spring 2017 items

The Tribe Alive Custom Carryall is the ‘hero’ piece, a chic purse that is the perfect size – not so large that it overwhelms a small frame, but big enough for a last-minute shopping trip to Whole Foods. It’s super versatile too. I find that it is dressy enough for work, yet it also works as my bag for my yoga essentials. I love the juxtaposition of the colorful print with the tan strap and handles. This bag was made by women in India who could have otherwise ended up in the sex trade. Instead, the women are given skills and safe employment by Tribe Alive founder Carly Burson.

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf and Tribe Alive Carryall

Symbology Scarf and Tribe Alive Carryall

Symbology Scarf

Symbology Scarf

A great compliment to the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall is the Symbology Scarf. This is a gorgeous peacock-inspired print in gold and berry that can be worn around the neck, wrist, or tied to the strap of your purse. I love it paired with the Tribe Alive Custom Carryall.  The Symbology company was founded by Marissa Heyl after an inspirational trip to India.

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

Adornmonde Ivo Earrings

The third fashion item is the adorable multi-tasking Adornmonde Ivo Convertible Earrings. Some boxes have the gold version, some have the silver version. Happily, mine had silver which is my preference. These earrings are a great twist on the classic hoop. You can also wear just the bar for a completely different look. Rachel suggests getting edgy and wearing the bar on one ear and the hoop on the other. Adornmonde is a chic jewelry line with LE pieces owned by Niki Allworth.

There are two beauty items in the Spring 2017 Box of Style:  Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder ($65) and Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish ($18).

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

I’m a big fan of the Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder.  Mixed with warm water or your cleanser, this is a wonderful exfoliant that removes dead skin and unclogs pores. It leaves skin soft and glowing. Since it’s a powder, you never have to worry about it expiring either. Victoria Tsai created this line which is inspired by the beauty rituals of Geisha’s.

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish

How perfect is the Butter London Piece of Cake Nail Polish? Pretty pink perfect. This is a fantastic soft, neutral pink that makes for a classy and chic manicure. I could wear this shade every day for a year. I don’t think I ever knew that Butter London was founded by two fierce females, Sasha Muir and Nonie Creme.

An essential for beauty is lots and lots of clean water and The Zoe Report Box of Style has you covered with the last two items:  the BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle ($35) and the Stella Artois Chalice ($13).

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

I love the feminine look of the BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle and the silicone outer covering just feels awesome in your hands. The BKR line was created by Tal Winter and Kate Cutler as a response to cheap and definitely not chic plastic water bottles. Hydration is a necessity, so why not do it in style?

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

Stella Artois Chalice

The final item, which is actually the ‘bonus’ item in the Spring 2017 Box of Style, is the Stella Artois Chalice. It’s a gorgeous chalice, and every LE chalice that is sold provides an incredible 5 years of clean water for one person in the developing world. Once you pour yourself a drink, be sure to leave your mark at BuyALadyaDrink.com.

I can’t rave enough about The Zoe Report Box of Style. It is a fantastic collection of obsession-worthy items and this collection in particular is amazing because it’s all about girl power. Click HERE to get yourself this stylish box before it sells out!  And don’t forget, get $10 off with the code  INFOSP10. – Lisa

 BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

BKR Glass and Silicone Water Bottle

Model: Marina Harte

Instagram: @tzrboxofstyle

Facebook: facebook.com/thezoereport

Pinterest: pinterest.com/thezoereport

#BoxofStyle

Youtube videos of previous boxes:

sent for editorial consideration; affiliate links