No longer impossible to find…Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.5″ barrel!

The view outside my window

Finally, it looks like fall in Michigan!  This is my view as I type this post.  I love the change of weather, and I always find myself updating my look in some way to mark the new season.  I have been using my Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with a 1.25″ barrel to curl my hair.  However, Stylecraft recently sent me the almost impossible to find version that has a 1.5″ barrel, so I have switched, moving from tighter curls to much looser and flowy ones.  Both curling irons share some important features, but the .5 inch difference in the barrel size makes a big difference in how my hair looks.

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I have very long hair – about down to my bra strap – and it is not easy to find a curling iron that can handle all that length. The StyleCraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron ($54.95) does so with ease. It comes in three sizes – 1”, 1.25” & 1.5”. I have both the 1.25 and the 1.5 inch. Both sizes allow me to make long, loose, beachy waves without having to overlap my hair on the wand. Before I got my 1.25″ curling iron, I hadn’t ever experienced that before in my life.

The Style Stix XL Curling Irons have lots of great features.

• Tri-Plex Fusion to Reduce Frizz for Healthy, Silky Hair
• Ultra Glide Technology
• Temperature Range from 250°-450°F
• XL Long Barrel for Curls & Waves in One Shot
• Consistent, Even Heat Distribution
• Multi-Setting Heat Control for All Hair Types
• Ergonomic Design
• 9 FT Tangle-free Swivel Cord
• 2-Year Limited Warranty

The wand heats up immediately and the heat is distributed evenly. You can choose anywhere from 250° – 450°. Even when I crank the heat up all the way because I am in a hurry, there is no smoke or weird smell. The wand is very lightweight and so easy to use.  I thought it would be difficult to use this curling iron since it’s so long, but it’s actually a breeze, especially with the swivel cord.  The cord is simply the best – no matter how I move, it never gets tangled.

Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.5″ barrel

Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.5″ barrel

StyleCraft Stix XL Long Curling Iron

The iron shuts off by itself after an hour in case I forget – which I often do – so this is a really awesome feature. And the tip is longer so I can grab it and maneuver it better. The whole iron is simply designed for maximum ease of use, and it feels comfy and not too heavy in your hand. With very long hair, styling always seems awkward. With this baby it’s all so easy.  It only takes one time to create a curl that lasts all day.

I also love the Tri-Plex Fusion technology which combines Nano Keratin Proteins (for healthier, stronger hair) with advanced Ceramic Tourmaline (to emit negative ions and seal hair’s cuticle) and reduce frizz by up to 75% to add super-smooth shine. Who doesn’t want smooth, frizz-free hair? It really leaves my hair looking ultra shiny and super healthy.  This curling iron is a winner. Love it.

Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.5″ barrel and 1.25″ barrel

So, the difference between the 1.25″ barrel and the 1.5″ barrel all comes down to tightness of the curl.  The lasting power is the same for both, but with the 1.5″ I get much more loose, cascading curls.  Here is what my hair looks like after I use the 1.25″ version:

Curls with Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.25″ barrel

Curls with Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.25″ barrel

And here is what it looks like after using the 1.5″ version:

Curls with Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.5″ barrel

Curls with Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron with 1.5″ barrel

I like both looks, but I am enjoying the looser curls.  Somehow they make me feel more relaxed and laid back.  I do feel like I can’t go wrong with either version, but it’s lots of fun to have some options.

You can find all three versions of the Stylecraft Style Stix XL Long Curling Iron online at the Stylecraft website and on Amazon.  If you have long hair, this is a fabulous curling iron to have in your hair styling tool arsenal! – Lisa

Relief is on the way with Body Glide

BODY GLIDE in Relief, Foot, Body, and For Her balms

I love learning about new products that I’d never heard of and today’s, Body Glide balm, is something I really truly wish I’d known about before. Body Glide has 8 products that are all preventative ones since “prevention is better than a cure”. Prevent from what? How about chafing, pain, rubbing? That’s a great start.

Relief is on the way with Body Glide products. The goal is to stop trouble before it starts. With the 4 Body Glide products I was sent I feel completely covered with this. I have the 0.80 ($7/99) size which is great for travel or keeping with you but many of these these also come in 2.5 oz ($14.99), 1.5 oz ($9.99), and 03.5 oz ($4.99). This way you can experiment to find the product that best suits your needs and then invest in a larger size.

BODY – The Original Anti Chafe Balm

BODY GLIDE body

Body is their original product and they’ve grown from there. The main thing about Body is that it stops chafing that’s caused by rubbing. You can use this just about anywhere including your bustline and thighs. You’ll get all day protection without fragrance and 100% natural ingredients.

BODY GLIDE body

Since Body is sweat and water resistant it’s a great pal for your active lifestyle. It keeps your pores free by allowing sweat to escape and your skin able to breath. I love that it’s not the least bit messy or greasy feeling. Body contains Vitamins A, B, E, and F. It’s a hydrating balm that is especially great in skin creases and folds. Without petroleum, lanolin or mineral oils it’s even safe for children.

FOOT GLIDE is the one I have used the most. No one wants my feet, even my podiatrist feels sorry for me. I get blisters easily but so far (knock on wood) since I’ve been using Body Glide Foot I’ve been without. “Ideal for work, play, travel, and nights out when you don’t want to risk blisters. Use Foot Glide® balm for rubbing that causes painful irritation, chafing, hot spots under feet, blisters, or raw skin. The balm does not contain petroleum, lanolin or mineral oils and is never wet or greasy. Instead, it’s invisible and comfortable, like it’s not even there.”

BODY GLIDE Foot Glide

Apply this (and all body glide products) directly from the container. Anywhere you are likely to get rubbing or blisters is perfect for Foot Glide. Even between your toes. Like the other body glide protects this natural ingredient balm has ingredients infused within to help soften skin, minimize inflammation and restore dry, chapped or chafed feet. Foot Glide has Apricot Kernel Oil, Comfrey Leaf Extract, and Vitamins A & C to help do this work.

RELIEF, Muscle Pain Relief Balm

This will soon be my best friend. As you are reading this I’m in the hospital having total knee replacement. Since Relief Balm is a temporary but ultra strong relief giver to be used before and after activity for muscle and joint pain, I know I’ll be using it even more once I’m having physical therapy. It is only available in this 0.80 oz travel size but luckily I haven’t used it up since it glides easily. If you have arthritis, bruises, or even a simple backache you’ll want this relief.

BODY GLIDE Relief Muscle Pain Balm

This is the only one of the balms that has a fragrance. Body glide says it’s a citrus but I find it to be stronger than that since it contains menthol and camphor. It’s also the only one that is a little oiliness to it and isn’t white. It contains a higher level of active ingredients to give you that relief you need.

BODY GLIDE Relief Muscle Pain Balm

BODY GLIDE Relief Muscle Pain Balm

BODY GLIDE For Her is one I highly recommend. This Anti Chafe & Moisturizing Balm is perfect for us. Everywhere we are sensitive including our inner thighs, under arms, breasts, and feet will appreciate this protective balm. It starts with the original balm and “adds in Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils. This, rich in Vitamins A, B, E and F, formula is never wet or greasy, keeps pores clog free.  Sweat escapes and lets skin breathe. Helps protect natural skin moisture – ideal for sensitive, dry, cracked skin.”

BODY GLIDE For Her

BODY GLIDE For Her is the one I’ll be buying in the full size since it solves many problems for me. Since BODY GLIDE has free shipping on all orders it makes it easy to buy and keep around. The pocket size and travel size are great ones to keep around for emergency use too (like the times you have razor burn on your pits or legs!)

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Body Glide products can also be found at Amazon and sometimes for a lower cost. These vegan approved, cruelty free products will make a pain free addition to your life so you can live it to its fullest.  —  Marcia

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The #giveaways are falling from the autumn trees on The Sunday Scoop

As I’m sitting here in my chilly house I’m wondering fall is treating you. I hope it’s being nice and allowing you to wear your favorite fall clothes again. This week I have loads of giveaways for you. There are a lot of cosmetic ones that I think you’ll enjoy as well as too many product giveaways to even count. Have a great, winning week.  —  Marcia

BEAUTY INFO ZONE’S GIVEAWAYS

10/18  ARM & HAMMER Athlete’s Foot Spray  –  2 winners, US

10/22  Howl-O-Ween Blog Hop for $40 Amazon  –  1 winner, US/Can

Winner’s Circle – first all packages are out in the mail and I apologize for their delay. Second we have one winner for the Surprise gc giveaway and it’s Kim H who’ll be getting a Target gc (her choices were Amazon, Target and Ulta). Congrats.

BEAUTY TO WIN

10/14  Sensible Stylista  –  2 winners, $50 gc to Ceramiracle Skincare, WW

10/14  Amy Ever After  –   set of Emepelle skincare products, US

10/15  The Cut  –  $1,000 towards any Clé de Peau Beauté products. US

10/15  Chasing A Better Life  –  FaceCase Makeup case that sticks to your phone and also holds credit cards or cash. MyMakeup Brushes Set of 5 makeup Brushes in a pretty pink case! Eye mask  Pretty pink sleep mask. US

10/15  Bear Haven Mama  –  Spa at Home Giveaway with Mistral Verbena Body Soap, John Master’s Organics Repair Hair Mask, St. Tropez Self Tan Mousse with application glove, 2 Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, a Dermal Olive Collagen Essence Mask, a Bodipure Handpure Hand Mask. US

10/15  Prissy Missy Loves  –  Cosmetic Gift Box featuring Tarte Cosmetics

10/15  My Style Spot  –  cosmetic giveaway with Pixi, IT, ELF, Pure and more, US

10/16  Dave Lackie  –  Dior 5 Couleurs Power Look Eyeshadow Palette in #517 Intensif-Eye, WW

10/16  Jan Marini  –  skincare

10/16  Maniology  –  3 winners, Super Nail Art Giveaway Package

10/17  Dave Lackie  –  Sephora Pro Face Palette in “light”, WW

10/17  Never Say Die Beauty  –  Derma E Acne Cleansing Wash, Serum & Rebalancing Cream, US

10/17  Mommies With Cents  –  High Beauty Skincare products, US

10/18  Prime Beauty  –  GLAM35 Age + Inspire Ultimate Lip Base! US

10/18  That Jessica  –  a Lady Gaga Makeup Set (Haus Labs Makeup), $50.00 value. US/Can

10/18  Tocca  –  10 first-place winners will receive any 1.7 fl oz TOCCA Eau de Parfum of their choosing, and 50 runners-up will receive a $15 gift card to TOCCA.com. US

10/18  Mommy PR  –  Vivo Face Mask Giveaway, US

10/19  Bella and Bear  –  Win the entire Bella and Bear collection and a Kylie Cosmetics bundle

 

PRODUCTS GALORE

10/13  Mrs. Frugal Find  –  Costco Membership, US

10/14  OZ Naturals  –  Prizing will include Akua 3 month supply of kelp jerky, Akua water bottle, and Akua tote bag, $100 gift card to American Provenance website, Snarky Tea Health and Fitness Tea Collection, Snarky Tea Water Bottle, $25 gift card to Snarky Tea website, $100 gift card to Ritology website, $150 gift card to Londontown website, OZNaturals Skincare Regimen. US

10/14  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Dash Rapid Cold Brew System, US/Can

10/14  QVC  –  a KitchenAid appliance suite, valued at $5,000.Plus, you can spin the wheel in our Instant Win game for a chance to win one of 100 KitchenAid prize packages worth $500 each, US

10/14  Tuck  –  Ghostbed Flex Mattress, US

10/14  The Apollo Box  –  $300 worth of our most popular Halloween gifts, US

10/14  Georgia 822 Adventures  –  iRobot Roomba 891, US

10/14  Trippin Southern Style  –  win a travel starter kit, including earbuds, an eyemask, portable charger and more. US

10/14  Zagg  –  1 Apple iPhone 11 Pro 256GB Space Grey, 1 mophie powerstation PD, 1 mophie powerstation hub, 1 Gear4 holborn iPhone 11 black case, 1 InvisibleShield Glass Elite VisionGuard+, ) Braven BRV-X2, and 1 Braven Flye Sport earbuds. US

10/14  Purity Coffee  –  Five lucky winners will receive 12 free monthly shipments of either a 12 oz bag of our flagship whole bean coffee or a 12 ct box of our single serve k-cup coffee pods. US

10/14  The Review Wire  –  TVStoreOnline Costume Giveaway, US

10/14  Katie Mettner  –  Signed paperback of Sugar’s Dance, Bath & Body Works lotion, coffee cup and Starbucks Holiday Coffee, US

10/14  CS Hardware  –  a Roomba

10/15  The Quilt Show  –  10 winners, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, US

10/15  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Dash Everyday Stand Mixer, US/Can

10/15  Sara Lees Deals and Steals  –  2 Lucky Winners Will Win A Sweetnight Bamboo Charcoal Shredded Memory Foam Pillow, US

10/15  The Mommy Island  –  Fairytale Brownie Halloween Sampler, US

10/15  Your Modern Cottage  –  Juvea Pillow, US

10/15  Readeropolis  –  Donut Prize Pack includes recipe book, scarf, charm, note card and portfolio, US

10/15  The Homespun Chics  –  40 Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa single-serve pods. US

10/15  Ice Fairy Treasure Chest  –  Theo Chocolate Fantasy Flavors 10-Bar Variety Pack, US

10/16  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Maker, US/Can

10/16  iDrop News  –  Apple iPhone XR, US/Can/UK/Aus

10/16  Tuck  –  two brand new Tuft & Needle Pillows, US

10/16  Kit Kat  –  15 winners, 1 of 15 “Kit Kat Halloween Chocolate Candy Bag, US

10/17  My Beauty Bunny  –  Apple Vacations is giving away a five-night trip for two adults to Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa! The winner of the Unlimited-Luxury® Dream Escape Sweepstakes will get round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, in-resort round-trip airport transfers, and the services of an in-resort Apple Vacations representative to make sure your trip is perfect.

10/17  Lim by Lim  –  Zulay Kitchen Milk Frother & Pitcher. US

10/17  Michigan Savings  –  Beer or Pop Can Candle – Choice of Scents, US

10/18  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Dash Chef Series Sous Vide Circulator, US/Can

10/19  Tates  –  10 winners, Tate’s Dessert Treat Towers, filled with a variety of Tate’s Bake Shop goodies to serve up to 35 people! US

10/19  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Griddle, US/Can

10/19  Powered by Mom  –  Canada only  – Crock-Pot® 7-Quart Oval Cast Iron Dutch Oven in Grey, FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System, Instant Pot 9-in-1 Duo Plus 6 qt.

10/19  Everything Apple Pro  –  8 win, international iPhone 11 Giveaway, hosted by Mrwhosetheboss and EverythingApplePro! 4 x iPhone 11 base models, and 4 x iPhone 11 Pro base models.  WW

10/20  Steamy Kitchen  –  fiery RED Instant Pot Duo60, US/Can

10/20  Rasa Malaysia  –  3 winners, each get 3 packages of Japanese food products, US

10/20  Sara Lee Deals  –  Any Size Set & Color Of PeachSkinSheets! (Up to a King), US

10/20  QVC  –  grand prize trip to the film premiere of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, we’re also giving away Beekman 1802 Holiday Collections to 143 lucky winners. US

10/20  My Silly Little Gang  –  3 win, An ORBIT Smart Jewelry Cleaner, US

10/20  Dragonfly Sweetnest  –  choose a costume of your choice from TV Store Online. US

10/20  Eat Your Books  –  One Ruffoni Opus Prima Stainless-Steel Chef Pan, US/Can

10/20  Michigan Savings  –  Shower Steamers Candle, US

10/20  Kudosz  –  Halloween Pawpals Puppy Dog Plush, US

10/20  Michigan Savings  –  Drink Clearly Clean Water pitcher, US

10/20  Cookstr  –  Berghoff Gem Non-Stick Stir Fry Pan, US/Can

10/20  Fave Southern Recipes  –  Capresso Iced Tea Maker, US/Can

10/20   Copy Cat Recipes  –   Anolon Advanced Home 14″ Covered Wok, US

10/20   Best Dessert Recipes  –  win a Starpack 5-PC Silicone Baking Utensil and 3-PC Silicone Turner Set Giveaway, US/Can

10/20  Kudosz  –  Happy Haunting Halloween Gift Box, US

10/20  Louisiana Blood  –  Kindle Paperwhite, WW

10/20  Eco Warrior  –  one of two prizes of a pair of Eco sunglasses up to $198. US/Can

10/20  P C Richard  –  Samsung Frame Series 49” QLED 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR, US

10/20  Product Hype  –  3 Pots, 2 Frying Pans and 1 Grill Pan — The Masters Collection

MONEY

10/14  ||  Vilaswi, A FujiFilm Instax instant camera, film & accessories A $200 Visa gift card, US  ||  Cloud Mom, $100 Onzie (yoga) gc, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $20 Amazon  ||  Arrest Your Debt, $100 Walmart, US/Can  ||  Momma Lew, $100 Target, US  || Jinxy Kids, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

10/15  ||  Wi Travel Best Bets, $500 Visa, US  ||  My Style Spot, 5 winners, $500 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Debt Discipline, $100 Target gc, WW with exceptions  ||  Sonya’s Happenings, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $25 paypal, US  || Susie’s Reviews, $20 paypal, WW  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, US  ||  That’s Just Jeni, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $40 Amazon  ||  Miss Molly Says, $50 Best Buy, US/Can  ||  Everyday Life, 2 winners, $20 paypal, WW  ||

10/16  ||  Silver Dagger, 3 different Amazon prizes  ||  Oh My Heartsie Girl, $75 H&M g.c.  ||  Jackie Cothem, $20 Amazon, US/Can  ||

10/17  ||  What Taylor Likes, $100 Starbucks, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $50 Amazon  ||  Silver Dagger, $25 Amazon and prizes  ||

10/18  ||  Silver Dagger, $25 Amazon  ||  Sweepstakes Fanatics, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Moms Who Save, $30 Amazon or paypal, US/Can  ||  Your Money Geek, $200 Visa, US/Can  ||  Mom Generations, $50 Loft gc, US  ||

10/19  ||  Silver Dagger, $25 Amazon  ||  My Boys and their Toys, $100 DonorsChoose.org donation and $25 Sonic gc, US  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $100 DonorsChoose.org donation and $50 Sonic gc, US  ||  Tales from a Southern Mom, Unlimited Squirrels: Who is the Mystery Reader Book and $25 Visa Gift Card US  ||  Cube Kids TV, $300 paypal, WW  ||  Poppy Sweeps, $50 Amazon, US  ||

10/20  ||  Kudosz, $100 Party City gc, US  ||  Literary Gold, $50 Amazon  ||  The Beat, $500 Macy’s gc, US/Can  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $25 World Market Gift Card! Remember, also works at Bed, Bath & Beyond as well! US  ||  Honestly WTF, $500 Zappos gc  ||

HOWL-O-WEEN BLOG HOP  –  ends 10/22 at 11:59 pm EDT

You’ll notice that I didn’t include most of the giveaways in the Howl-O-Ween Blog Hop. There are a lot of $10 money prizes and some $5 money prizes which I never include. Quite a few things for children are in the giveaway and other items I just didn’t find interesting. It’s probably not fair to those blogs but those aren’t my style and assuming that most of you don’t really care about those either.

MONEY

Amazon:  Comeback Momma, $25,  US  ||  Lindsay Blogs, $15 Amazon and Stonyfield coupons, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $50, WW  ||  Parenting in Progress, $25, US  ||  Beauty Info Zone, $40 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Freebies Steals and Deals, $20 in Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $25 from Amazon or paypal, US/Can  ||  Candid Mama, $25, US  ||

Other:  Sharing Life’s Moments, $40 Fandango, US  ||  Angie’s Angle, $25 gc of your choice, US  ||  Style on Main, $20 Starbucks, WW  ||  Greta’s Day, $25 Kohls gc, US  ||  Tammie’s Take, $25 Home Goods gc, US  ||

BEAUTY/FASHION

Homespun Chics  –  makeup bag stuffed with beauty refreshers, US

My Style Spot  –  3 women’s tops (size 2 – 6), US

Versatileer  –    iLLASPARKZ Women’s Blossom Ring, WW

PRODUCTS

The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It and Zombie Parenting  –  Green Kid Crafts – Halloween Science Pack, US

Still Blonde  –  $395 Eagle Creek Luggage Giveaway, US

Broken Tepee  –  books for Foodies, US

Simply Sheryl  –   15 Piece Pressure Cooker Accessory Set, US

Readeropolis  –   Donut Prize Pack, US

 

Let’s get #DolledUp with Doll 10 foundation and mascara!

image of Doll Skin from Doll10.com

Doll 10 is a very interesting name for a cosmetics line. What does it mean? Doll 10 says that if you give them 10 minutes they will change the way you see yourself. They do this through clinically proven, cruelty-free beauty solutions that work and are easy to use. Doll 10’s motto is that life is chaotic – your makeup doesn’t need to be. Amen to that!

Lisa and Marcia take ten minutes to get #DolledUp using Doll Skin Anti-Stress Perfector Foundation and a Doll 10 mascara.  Read on dolls and see if these are products that would be perfect for you!

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Lisa’s DOLL 10 goodies:  

Both Marcia and I tested the DOLL SKIN™ ANTI-STRESS SKIN PERFECTOR($38.00) although we each have different shades.  This is a foundation that works for all skin types so it will be interesting to see if we each had the same experience. I have an oily t-zone and dry cheeks, plus lots of freckles and some hyperpigmentation. I prefer foundations with medium to full coverage because my skin tone needs a lot of evening out. Doll Skin is a combo foundation and skin care, so it gives the illusion of perfect skin while simultaneously working on creating perfect skin.   

Doll 10 did a study and found some powerful results on the skin care side:

96% of women said my pores are less visible
96% of women said my skin looks smoother
92% of women said my skin looks clearer
92% of women said my skin looks soothed and revitalized
92% of women said my skin tone and texture appears improved

Those definitely sound like results that would lessen my stress! We always test skin care items for at least 30 days before reporting on them, and I haven’t used this foundation long enough to say what my long terms results are. However as a foundation it makes me very happy.

I love the airless pump container and the foundation has a lovely creamy texture that gives a beautiful satin finish. I find it to be medium coverage that easily becomes full coverage with a little layering. I use my Doll 10 Rotating Foundation Brush to apply – this is something I got in 2015 and I’ve used it ever since. Unfortunately it isn’t available anymore which is really too bad because it is the best brush for foundation application ever. My shade is light/medium, which I would say is definitely more on the medium side. Ultimately, this is a lovely foundation that I reach for all the time.

Doll10 has three mascaras and all are highly rated. Considering people tend to be pretty picky about their mascara, I think that’s quite a feat. My mascara is ILLEGALEYES MASCARA ($22.00) and according to the name, it should make my lashes so amazing they could be arrested. I would happily say lock me up to have lashes that great!

Illegaleyes is formulated to give lashes both length and curl – no wait, I’m sorry, unlawful length and criminal curl. It has a dual formula, one with marula oil and vitamin B3 for length, and the other with a special rice bran wax that creates a curling effect and locks the curl in place. The rice bran wax also gives lashes volume.  

I have a lot of lashes, but they are fine and thin. While they are also quite long, without mascara I look like I don’t have any lashes at all. My lashes have absolutely no curl to them at all – they stick right straight out. I have to use a lash curler, which thankfully gives my lashes a curl that lasts all day. But finding the right mascara for my lashes is always a problem. Because my lashes are thin I want lots of volume. However if a mascara is too thick or heavy or if it clumps, then my lashes stick together and won’t hold that lash curler-created curl.  

I have good news and bad news about Illegaleyes Mascara. The good news is that this is one terrific mascara! It gives my lashes the thickness they need without weighing them down. Illegaleyes is great for fanning my lashes out – they don’t clump together in four or five groups like they are prone to do with volumizing mascaras. Add to that lots of length and no smearing or flaking and we have a jail house rocking mascara! Nicely done, Doll 10. Oh, the bad news? It’s currently out of stock so you’ll need to put yourself on the email list to be notified once it’s back from mascara-land prison.

Marcia’s DOLL 10 goodies:

Both Lisa and I were sent DOLL SKIN so the main difference is the colors we were sent and our opinions of this foundation. But we each have a different mascara and even though they aren’t the same I think you’ll see that we are both happy with ours.

Doll 10 Doll Skin foundation

DOLL SKIN aka Anti-Stress Skin Perfector is mine in Fair. While I love the ingredients in the foundation the shade isn’t exactly Fair, it’s more of a medium, so I have to work with it carefully to get a good match. DOLL SKIN is a medium to full coverage on me. Since my skin is quite pale and neutral cool it’s often hard to find a good match that’s not too warm on me. I’d compare this to a light/medium shade in other brands.

The foundation is great at coverage and if you need that then this will be perfect for you. It’s heavier than most I wear but it still feels lightweight and doesn’t smother my skin. I use the smallest amount for my entire face. A little allows me to tone down the color so it looks more natural plus it has the lighter coverage I prefer. As you can see in Doll 10’s photo they like the fuller blending brush and I agree with that. While my brush has a smaller head it gives me that diffused look that I like so much. It works well with fingers but the brush is much better.

Doll Skin

As far as ingredients go, you can see just how healthy they are from their photo

  • Turmeric Extract: strengthens skin’s moisture barrier
  • Cucumber Extract: Soothe and reduce the appearance of puffiness
  • Aloe Vera Extract: Soothe and fight free radical damage
  • Licorice Bark Extract: Protect skin from stressors
  • Chamomile Extract: neutralize free radicals and fight inflammation
  • Green Tea Extract: fight visible signs of aging
  • Magnesium: Replenish minerals and energize skin
  • Vitamin C: Brighten skin’s appearance
  • Dermal Defense: Soothe, replenish, and balance skin
  • Lavender Flower Extract: calm skin and reduce the appearance of redness

There’s quite obviously a lot more to DOLL SKIN than just superior coverage!

EFFORTLASH XL, Lash Expanding Mascara is terrific if you are looking for extra length which I always am in the market for. The brush has plastic bristles that are on the short side. The formula is a vitamin infused gel one. While I was quite unsure about this mascara when I first pulled out the wand, it sold me after the first use.

Doll 10 suggests it has volume and will help curl but on my short lashes what I find is length and separation. I need to curl my lashes first since they are so straight but once I apply about two coats my lashes appear longer and well-defined. I’ve had no clumping, nor flaking, nor smudging. That’s what I ask of a mascara and Effortlash XL has come through with flying colors.

Doll 10 has a great deal going on right now for Effortlash XL. It’s $24 regularly (a great price) but right now there’s a set for $29 that includes the mascara and 2 the Point Eyeliner in your choice of Noir or Mocha. Jump on this one!

You can find Doll10 online at their website, doll10.com, and on HSN and QVC which are always running great deals.  Check it out and get #DolledUp!

Doll Skin Anti-Stress Perfector Ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propanediol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Tocopherol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract. May Contain/Peut Contenir (±): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Extract Labs – CBD for people and pets! Muscle Cream and Fetch CBD Tincture

CBD oil is everywhere now and it seems to be IN everything too. Food, cosmetics, skin care, body products – if you wanted to I think you could ‘CBD’ yourself inside and out from head to toe. There’s a reason for this though. CBD really works! It soothes inflammation, which is the root cause of illness. It calms the body in so many ways that is like a miracle of nature. Extract Labs has CBD based products and what makes them different is that they produce the purist CBD products and sell them at the lowest price point. They do this by keeping all steps of their operation in-house. Every ingredient is organic and they test their industrial hemp for potency, pesticides, and heavy metals, and they won’t use anything if it tests positive for those things. They also have every bottle 3rd-party tested for purity and you can see their batch database online. Basically, if you want to try CBD products you can’t get a higher quality or more trustworthy company than Extract Labs.

They have products for humans and for pets, who are actually people anyway, right? I know my cats are my babies and if I am going to give them anything I want to know that it is top quality. First I’ll start with the humans only product I tested, the CBD Muscle Cream ($90).

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Extract Labs Muscle Cream

The Extract Labs CBD Muscle Cream is a very thick shea butter based massage cream that includes lots of ingredients for pain relief. The base of the cream is all organic and includes jojoba, beeswax, rosemary, lavender, and shea butter. The pain relieving ingredients are CBD, menthol, and arnica. The menthol gives that cooling sensation that helps relieve muscle tension. The arnica is an excellent ingredient for reducing inflammation so this massage cream is great for aches from working out or from things like arthritis. The CBD gives instants pain relief for any type of ache or soreness and is particularly effective on sore joints like knees and ankles.

The Muscle Cream comes in a lock-tight tin that ensures it won’t dry out. This cream is only for the body, not the face – they do have a separate face cream if you are interested. The cream is solid at first, but spreads out with body temperature. I tend to keep a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders, and as things have been a little tense lately this cream has been my savior. I cannot tell you how incredible this is – INSTANT pain relief like I have never experienced! The cream absorbs in immediately and doesn’t have an overwhelming menthol smell. You only need a tiny bit and I am not kidding, your pain is immediately gone. I have some carpal tunnel from all the typing I do and I smooth the Muscle Cream on and my pain completely disappears – instantly. My mom has a serious neck issue with nerve damage and she is amazed at how pain-free she is immediately after application. The relief lasts for several hours…I would say four with total pain relief. I am so impressed!! If you have muscle pain from working out, arthritis, or joint pain then this will be the best $90 you have ever spent.

Extract Labs Fetch CBD Tincture for Pets and Chubs

Extract Labs doesn’t stop with humans…they also have a really incredible product for pets. It’s called Fetch ($30) and it is a CBD Tincture just for fur babies. There are many CBD products for pets available now in stores, but I don’t know those companies and I don’t know how pure they are. I’ve learned my lesson with pet food, so I really research products before I buy them for my animals now.

Fetch is made from CO2 extracted hemp oil and MCT (fractionated coconut oil). You can use it on cats or dogs, you just vary the amount. You can give it to your babies sublingually or topically.

Extract Labs Fetch CBD Tincture for Pets

Fetch CBD Tincture for Pets helps with anxiety, inflammation, seizures, generalized pain, nausea, arthritis, and lack of appetite.  I have three cats, a mama cat and two babies who are rescues. The mama cat, Sadie, has a habit of biting – and I mean HARD, like breaking your skin. She would do this if she was hungry or just wanted your attention. Once I started giving her Fetch, that behavior completely stopped. It makes all of the kitties happy, playful, and content.

I put the Fetch oil in my kitties water dish, although you can put it on their food or give it right to them. I put the oil in when I feed them in the morning and then again when I feed them at night. They love the taste of it and are just incredibly happy when they have it. I notice a big difference in their anxiety levels when I forget to put some in their water dish.

I also love that Fetch donates to animals shelters and rescue foundations, and is funding clinical research trials at Colorado University to study the effects of CBD on dogs.

I will never be without my Muscle Rub and my Fetch CBD Tincture – these will be repurchases from now on. You can check out Extract Labs online at extractlabs.com, and see if there is a store who carries the line close to you. Also, right now you can get 25% off your first order with code FIRST25 at checkout!  – Lisa

Extract Labs Fetch CBD Tincture for Pets and Chubs

The pleasures of fall with the Beauty Spotlight Team

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom had the opportunity to ask a board-certified plastic surgeon and anti-aging skincare expert which at-home devices show proven results for a more youthful appearance. Read what he said over on her blog.

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog just reviewed the glorious Chantecaille Eau de Rose de Mai Pure Rosewater, and it is so exceptional that you will want to tell Santa that you haven’t been naughty and that you really need it!

Are you on the lookout for some beautiful new makeup brushes? Erika at Notes from my Dressing Table shares why she likes Luxie Beauty makeup brushes so much. These high quality cruelty free, vegan, synthetic brushes are affordable, beautifully made and with their pink handles and rose gold ferrules, so pretty to look at, as well. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win a four piece Luxie brush set of your very own, while you’re there!

Never Say Die Beauty shares her favorite skincare products for Fall.

Just when you think you’ve tried everything in the cosmetic world along comes Alleven Body Concealer. To learn all about it and see if it will help you be sure to read about it at Beauty Info Zone.

Prime Beauty gets her skin in shape with the help of pumpkins! Skin Actives has two must-have products with pumpkin enzymes for glowing skin!

Pammy Blogs Beauty knows that you are not going to want to miss out on this gorgeous pink heart-shaped limited edition brush from IT Cosmetics!

Ready for gorgeous eyes? Try Bodyography’s Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadow

Bodyography Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows

Bodyography’s Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows are party ready – sparkly for Halloween, mellow fall shades for Thanksgiving, and everything special for Christmas. These liquid shadows are long lasting beauties that are super simple to use. Wear them alone or pair with other shadows and you look effortlessly chic.

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Bodyography Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows are available in 6 shades: Citrene (bright gold), Garnet (burgundy) , Moonstone(nude mauve), Rose Quartz (soft pink), Ruby (rose gold), and Smoky Topaz (deep bronze). Check Bodyography’s site to see swatches of these so you can really appreciate them. ($20 each)

Bodyography Moonstone

Bodyography Rose Quartz

Bodyography Smoky Topaz

I’ve long been a fan of this type of cream eyeshadows and admittedly have a pretty large collection of them. I love the versatility along with the ease of using a liquid/cream shadow. Bodyography says that these are infused with pure color pigments and crystal chrome pearls and they nailed that description down. These are like jewelry for my eyes. The sparkle is there, the glitter is embedded within and not visible all over my face.

These Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows are the easiest cream shadows I’ve used. The wand allows me to cover my entire lid without getting the color where it’s unneeded. Whether I use this as an all over color or use it specifically in one area the wand gets the job done.

Bodyography wand

I use these, especially Moonstone, as my shadow base. I don’t need a primer with it because this acts as the primer. I’ll use a brush at times to smooth it but I don’t really need that. It’s an all-in-one product for me.

The three shades I have can be built up if you like. No matter how much you use though Bodyography Crystal Glide Liquid Eyeshadows feel weightless on your lids. You’re going to look vibrant and ready to take on the world with these beauties.  —  Marcia