Get yourself an uh-mazing Selfie Kit from Kleraderm during Trend Show Week

Kleraderm
Nordstrom in the Detroit area has an amazing Trend Show in May with specials from so many beauty lines and the best part is you don’t even have to be there in person to get the goodies!  Kleraderm is offering these adorably clever Selfie Kits as gifts with purchase. If you live in the area and can visit Nordstrom Somerset or Partridge Creek, then do that — but if not, I have the scoop on how to still score these cute sets.

Hanging with Joanne from Kleraderm after a fabulous Kleraderm facial

Hanging with Joanne from Kleraderm after a fabulous Kleraderm facial

Joanne Recchia, the owner of Kleraderm, gave me a Selfie Kit to try in advance and I am truly impressed.  There are two types of Selfies:Kleraderm Selfie

Amber + Argon Kit includes:

Amber + Argon 10ml Serum

Amber + Argon Face Cream 30ml

Nourishing Make Up Remover Gel full size

Kleraderm SelfieHydrating Kit (which is the one I have) includes: 

Collagen + Elastin Serum 10ml

Collasin Cream 30ml

Nourishing Make Up Remover Gel full size

Kleraderm Selfie KitJoanne told me that she gave out a few kits to customers to get their feedback and they all just gushed about them. Her customers couldn’t even decide which kit they liked best and they said their skin never looked so good. Now her customers are asking if Selfies could be available all the time, and I am on their side!! I’ve been using my Hydrating Selfie Kit for a month and I am gushing too.  Kleraderm Collastin Cream

Kleraderm Collastin Cream

Kleraderm Collastin Cream

In particular I am in love with the Collastin Cream, which is a thick, creamy moisturizer that has a very high content of collagen and elastin, which prevents wrinkles from forming and fades those already there. It does a terrific job of restoring elasticity and firmness to skin. I use it in the morning after my toner and serum, and at night on any dry areas after cleansing, toning, and serum.

Kleraderm Selfie KitThe Selfie Beauty Kits are FREE with pre-sell orders only during Trend Event May 6 through May 21. Customers can call either Nordstrom Michigan stores at Somerset or Partridge Creek to place orders. Sales staff will be happy to answer your questions about products or your skin!  – Lisa
Somerset (248) 816-5100 ext 1422 ask for Adam or Lina.
Partridge (586) 203-4300 ext 1050 ask for Denise.

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Cosmetic brush giveaway – 3 winners

Beauty portrait of a woman with cosmetic brush over blue background

As we are finishing up our 7th anniversary blogging celebration the timing coincides well with me packing to move. I’ve found treasures galore for my readers. I’m sad to see these go but I just have to downsize. Hopefully you are one of the 3 winners.  —  Marcia

Winner 1: Rock & Republic set contains 8 brushes: powder, blush/foundation, angled eyeliner, fluffy eyeshadow brush, large laydown or highlighter brush, medium size laydown brush, pencil brush, lip brush.  Rock & Republic went out of business several years ago which is a shame IMO. These brushes are all cruelty free. Silver handles

Rock & Republic Powder Brush (amazon)

Rock & Republic Powder Brush (amazon)

Winner 2:  Francesca Guerrara large foundation brush, Francesca Guerrara large taklon brush (concealer, foundation, eyes), Cat Cosmetics pencil brush, Stila fluffy small eyeshadow brush, Stila flat top eyeliner brush, Tarte taklon brush for cream products, Lottie London eyeshadow brush, BellaPiere angled eyebrow/eyeliner brush

Francesca Guerrara large concealer brush (amazon)

Francesca Guerrara large concealer brush (amazon)

Francesca Guerrara #37 Perfect Foundation brush (amazon)

Francesca Guerrara #37 Perfect Foundation brush (amazon)

Winner 3: Sorme Blush Brush, Trish McEvoy foundation brush (discontinued, lucite handle), Luxie skunk brush, Luxie Tapered Blending e/s brush, Nikka K rounded eyeshadow brush, Raw Color large eyeshadow brush, Inspr fine angle brush, Luxie Eye Blender Brush Pack (2 brushes), Bobbi Brown Face Blender

Luxie 514 blush brush (amazon)

Luxie 514 blush brush (amazon)

Bobbi Brown Face Blender

Bobbi Brown Face Blender

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is an international giveaway unless prohibited to receive this kind of mail (for example Germany doesn’t allow it, Quebec doesn’t). I make no guarantees about receipt once it leaves my hands if it’s out of the US. I pay the postage for all of these giveaways so I don’t often have WW giveaways but these aren’t terribly heavy and I want our international readers to have a chance.

The giveaway is open through 5/8/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close you can email your comment to me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Brushes. Do not email me unless the comments are closed though (Speak Your Mind). You MUST be an email subscriber and comment. Good luck!!

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Say a prayer of thanks for Halo Top Ice Cream!

Halo Top Ice Cream

Halo Top Ice Cream

It feels like I have been on a diet my entire life.  Like I came out of the womb and said, wait…is that milk low fat?  Most of the time I am a very, very good girl and eat healthy things that make my body happy.  But every so often (ok, pretty much every day) I want something that just makes my mouth happy…like ICE CREAM.

My personal trainer, Mark Swift from Swift Training Results (you should follow him on Instragram @swiftresultspersonaltraining) highly recommended Halo Top Ice Cream to me because it has high protein, low sugar, and it really honestly and truly tastes like regular ice cream.  It really does!!!

Just for a little entertainment before telling you about this miracle ice cream, here are a few ice cream-themed fashion items on Shopbop.  Take advantage of the current sale and get up to 25% off..the sale was extended through April 16th!

State Miller Drawstring Backpack at Shopbop

State Miller Drawstring Backpack at Shopbop

Zoe Karrsen Ice Cream Heart T Shirt

Zoe Karssen Ice Cream Heart T Shirt

Sydney Evan Ice Cream Cone Necklace

Sydney Evan Ice Cream Cone Necklace

I find my Halo Top Ice Cream at Kroger and Meijer stores.  There is a search engine on the Halo Top website that you can use to find these pints of deliciousness near you.  They sell out quickly, so you may need to do strategic grocery shop timing.

Halo TopMint Chip and Peanut Butter Cup Ice CreamSo here’s the scoop – an entire pint of Halo Top has around 300 calories and 20 grams of protein.  Only 300 calories!!!  So if you are the type to eat from the carton…and then suddenly find that carton empty…this is for you.  Some flavors have less calories, some have a bit more, but the highest calorie count is 360.  That is just incredible for actually creamy, yummy, filling ice cream.  I haven’t tried all the flavors yet, but here are my thoughts on the ones I have tried:

Halo Top Lemon CakeLemon Cake has 240 calories and 20 grams of protein.  I thought it would probably be a little icy with the low calorie count, but this is impressively creamy.  The lemon is tart enough to please and doesn’t taste artificial.  Winner.

Halo Top Mint ChipHalo Top Mint Chip 2a spoonful of Halo Top Mint ChipMint Chip has 240 calories and 20 grams of protein.  I would like more chips in this frosty mint treat, but otherwise it is GOOD.  Probably my favorite, actually.  The ice cream is creamy and mint is refreshing.  The tiny chocolate chips give it some great texture and a pop of real chocolate flavor.  Winner.

Halo Top Sea Salt CaramelSea Salt Caramel has 320 calories and 20 grams of protein.  I find it to be overly sweet.  I didn’t care for this one…it has a slightly different texture than the others and the taste was off.  Save your 320 calories for a Mint Chip or a Peanut Butter Cup.

Halo Top Red VelvetRed Velvet has a whopping 360 calories, the highest of the bunch, and 20 grams of protein.  I didn’t think it was worth the extra calories though.  I always find red velvets to be slightly disappointing…I guess if I want chocolate, I want full on chocolate, and red velvet always seems a bit too mild for me.  This is a wonderfully creamy ice cream, so if you like your chocolate subtle it could be a good indulgence for you.

Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut Butter Cup has 320 calories and 20 grams of protein.  The calorie level is higher, which does result in an even creamier ice cream.  This is a peanut buttery ice cream base with bits of peanut butter throughout.  Oh it is delightfully rich and satisfying!!  It ties with the Mint Chip as my favorite.  Winner.

There are so many more flavors to try!  Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Strawberry, Chocolate Mocha Chip, Birthday Cake (although I don’t hear good things about this one), Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream, S’mores, Pistachio, Oatmeal Cookie (my friends rave about this one), Chocolate Almond Crunch, Black Cherry…I see many days of blissful testing ahead of me!!

In the meantime, do yourself a favor and go get a few flavors.  Halo Top is the BEST thing to come along for those of us watching our weight while also wrestling our sweet tooth.

You are going to thank me for this one!!!!!!!!!!!  –  Lisa

*one pint sent for editorial consideration; all others happily purchased by meHalo Top Bottoms Up 2

Wake up and smell the coffee with IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye CreamEarlier this year, I bought a new alarm clock. My old one is REALLY old – I think I bought it in 2000. It’s an atomic alarm clock, so it automatically changes for daylight savings time. The problem is, a few years ago the dates for daylight savings time changed…but no one told my old atomic alarm clock. So I finally bought a new clock…and then never changed them out!  So, when the time change actually happened, I overslept because my clock didn’t change. Then a few weekends ago, it DID change – meaning I got up an hour early. Why didn’t I just plug in the new alarm clock that I just bought?? It’s still a mystery. But luckily my face didn’t show the effects of my screwed up sleeping cycles thanks in part to some awesome coffee, and, thanks in part to my IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream.

IT Cosmetics Coffee-dence in a Cup

Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

I think that IT Cosmetics is psychic, because they sent me a super cool personalized coffee tin with some premium coffee and this coffee mug – how did they know I was going to screw up daylight savings time not just once this year, but twice?? They also sent the IT Confidence in an Eye Cream, which is finally available at IT Cosmetics online and ULTA as of the first of this month.IT Cosmetics You Are Brew-Tiful

There are lots of reasons to try this beautiful eye cream:

  • Formulated with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™, plus Ceramides to restore, Chrysin to help reduce the appearance of inflammation, Peptides and Collagen to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles, Avocado to nourish, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane for powerful hydration, Licorice for visible brightening and Caffeine to reduce the look of puffiness.
  • Transforms your eyes with clinically shown hydration—perfect for all skin types!
  • Rejuvenates and restores delicate eye area, while the exclusive apricot tint and Drops of Light Technology™ color-correct and brighten
  • Collagen and hyaluronic acid plump skin and fill lines instantlyIT Cosmetics Its Your Coffee-dence in a Cup
    Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

    Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

    Caffeine is a great ingredient for an eye cream because it reduces puffiness and makes eyes look younger and more awake. Paired with an excellent cup of coffee in my Coffee-dence in a Cup mug, the IT Confidence in an Eye Cream gives me immediate results, and over time the anti-aging ingredients make a real difference.

    You can find IT Confidence in an Eye Cream and the rest of the fabulous IT Cosmetics line at Ulta and at IT Cosmetics online.  – Lisa

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Hard Candy Color Correct Collection review and giveaway

Hard Candy Color Correct line

Hard Candy Color Correct line

press samples

One thing you can always rely on is that Hard Candy is going to come through with the latest trend makeup to go along with the classics. Another thing you can always rely on is that the quality is high while the prices are low.

That’s the case with their latest products: Color Correct. Color Correct consists of three completely different products in a variety of shades to help you correct any color imperfections you are struggling with.

Hard Candy Color Correct

Hard Candy Color Correct

This is a limited edition collection for Hard Candy found only at Walmart so it’s wise to jump on this now before you regret it.

Hard Candy’s new limited edition line of color correcting primers and concealers offer the power to color your way for the ultimate in clear skin!  From combating dry skin, acne and dark spots, this limited edition collection has the perfect shade for every complexion.
Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers are the star of the show. These babies are available in 6 colors and only cost $5. I’m totally amazed at the price compared to what’s available at Sephora and Ulta. You can buy all 6 of these for the price of one Urban Decay or Hourglass primer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

You can use the Primer in one of two ways – either prime your face with the shade of your choice and then apply your other face cosmetics or mix it in with your foundation. With the Pink shade I prefer to mix it in since it gives me so much more brightness and doesn’t add a layer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

These color correct products are available in Green to correct redness, Lavender to counteract sallowness and correct dullness for medium skintones, Pink also counteracts sallowness and dullness but for light skin tones, Orange to correct dark circles and spots for darker skin, Pink also corrects dark circles and spots but for lighter skin, and Yellow to help correct mild redness.

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wands are perfect for small areas. These have a brush tip applicator and are a breeze to fit into the contours of your face. I love the wand for dotting under my eyes and then blending with my fingers, a blending sponge, or a brush. While I may not color correct daily, there are many times I wake up and need help desperately. The Lavender I was sent is wonderful for my undereye area. Green or yellow are what I’ll purchase for the redness especially around my nose in these allergy days. And for $5 I can happily pick up several.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

To make it even better Hard Candy has Color Correct Expert Sticks in the same 6 shades. These are similar to a crayon and glide on easily. They are even retractable so you won’t waste product with sharpening. Use this under a concealer, like Hard Candy Glamouflauge (this gets huge raves), or under your foundation alone. You can pinpoint exact spots you want to correct or use them like the Expert Wand.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

You absolutely can’t go wrong with these products unless you wait. Even online there are only a limited amount left to purchase. Just picture what a great Easter basket treat these would make for a gift. Colorful as Easter Eggs but useful and much longer lasting.  — Marcia

 

hard candy color correct display

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Hard Candy has generously offered a giveaway to 5 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. You need to choose whether you’d want a Fair to Light set of products or a medium to dark set. There are two requirements for all Beauty Info Zone giveaways, after that the other entries on the Rafflecopter are extras so you have more chances to win. To be eligible you must subscribe to the blog by email and you must comment. All information is in the Rafflecopter. Only if comments close email me your comment (beautyinfozone@gmail.com is the only email to use), the Rafflecopter won’t pick it up otherwise. To sum it up: 5 US subscribers, ends on Wednesday 4/12/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck and good looks coming your way!

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