Buxom wants you to Party All Night

Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night

You may not be ready to party at this moment but Buxom has you covered when the time comes. Their new holiday collection, Party All Night, of Mini Lip Plumpers and Liners will knock your socks off. This is a $125 value that sold for $49 but now the price is lowered even more at both Macy’s and BuxomCosmetics.com and it’s only $34 now (bringing them to $3 each!). You can’t beat that for what you’ll receive in this amazing package. Break it up for stocking stuffers or keep it yourself for your own beautiful lips.

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Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night

This fabulous set has everything you want and need to help plump your pout. There are 4 Plumpline™ Lip Liners along with 4 Full-On™ Plumping Lip Creams and 4 Full-On™ Plumping Lip Polishes and for a fun touch there’s even an Eye Veil mask to help you look like the ultimate party babe. Plus these are all Paraben free, Sulfate free and Phthalate free.

Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night official swatches


  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Cream – Hot Toddy (Toasty Nude), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Cream – Berry Bramble (Rich Boysenberry), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Cream – Mudslide (Petal Pink), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Cream – Cherry Flip (Red Poppy), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Polish – Jasmine (Black Cherry), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Polish – Stacy (Vivid Violet), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Polish – Kayla (Preppy Pink), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini Full-On Plumping Lip Polish – Clair (Starry Plum Haze), 0.07 fl. oz.
  • Mini PlumpLine Lip Liner – Undercover (Brown), 0.03 fl. oz.
  • Mini PlumpLine Lip Liner – Dolly Danger (Mauve), 0.03 fl. oz.
  • Mini PlumpLine Lip Liner – Scandalous (Magenta), 0.03 fl. oz.
  • Mini PlumpLine Lip Liner – Infrared (Orange Red), 0.03 fl. oz.
  • Masquerade Eye Veil


Start with the lip liners in Mauve, Brown, Orange-Red and Magenta. Line your lips or fill in your lips with these travel size delights. They’ll add a different dimension to your choice of colors. Play around with different combinations of liner and lip polish to find something unique to you.

Mini PlumpLine Lip Liner

Mini PlumpLine Lip Liner

Now decide whether you want sparkle or not.

Buxom Cosmetics Party All Night

For sparkle turn to the Full-On Lip Polishes which have stunning shades with some extra oomph.

Full-On Lip Polishes

You’ve got your choice of Black Cherry, Vivid Violet, Preppy Pink and Starry Plum Haze. The glitter stays on your lips and doesn’t end up all over your face. These are “infused with sparkling pearls”. There’s a caramel scent to all the lip polishes and creams.

Full-On Lip Creams

The Full-On Lip Creams are full cream lip shades with beautiful depth to them. Perfect for day or night. With a selection of nude, boysenberry, petal pink and red poppy you’re set for days and days. These have a glassy smooth finish and a slight tingle.

At this new price this is a set you can’t forget about. Macy’s has free two day shipping even.

Eye Veil removable decals

There’s even a set of eye decals for the bewitching hour. Take them off and place them where they are most comfortable and surprise your fellow partiers. Let your lips be the star of your holiday looks with creams and polishes that will help plump your lips and give you the pout you’ve been hoping for.  —  Marcia

Last chance to win all these Sunday Scoop giveaways before Xmas

I hope you have a lot of time since you could fill your home with all the possibilities of products you can win in these giveaways. 2018 has been the year of mattresses and there are quite a few you could win. I love the beauty and money giveaways the most but I’ve entered to win an Insta Pot and an Air Fryer so the giveaways have gotten to me. Have a stress free (LOL) week leading up to Christmas.  —  Marcia


12/17  BOOK AND BEAUTY GIVEAWAY  –  1 winner, US

12/18   BRAZILSKIN FACELIFT KIT  –  1 winner, US

12/20  EARTHEN SKINCARE TRIO  –  3 winners, US

12/21  AUDIOBOOKS SUBSCRIPTION  –  3 winners, WW


12/28  PIXI SKINTREATS  –  2 winners, US


ends 12/20  Jan Marini  –  different skincare each day with 5 winners per day

ends 12/20  Glam Karen  – 10 days of giveaways

ends 12/21  Glow Biotics –  skincare, US

ends 12/22  DP Hue  – beauty giveaways

through 12/22  Kiddo and Soul  –  assorted daily prizes, US


12/16  My Beauty Bunny  –  One 100percentpure Caffeine Buzz Bright Eyes gift set (Bright Eyes Mask 5 pk, a full size Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, and a 100% PURE coffee mug), One full size @agirlsgottaspabrand Arise Rollerball Perfume, Four full size shopallheart nail lacquers (Kids Helping Kids, Compassion, Mother’s Love, Leaping Bunnified), Seven full size crazyrumors lip balms (Hot Cocoa, Peppermint Twist, Gingerbread, Choco Strawberry, Blueberry Lemon, Mint Lemongrass and Leaping Bunny – a plum apricot flavor)! US

12/16  Dave Lackie  –  Too Faced Dream Queen set, WW

Beauty Undercover  ||  The Retro Co. is offering twenty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Mix and C Serum, US  ||   n:p beautiful is offering twenty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner, US  ||  Kristofer Buckle is offering twenty lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG their color selection of Triplicity Perfecting Foundation Stick, US  ||

12/17  Prime Beauty  –  BrazilianSkin Facelift Kit. US

12/17  Inspirations and Celebrations  –  25 winners will each receive one of the deluxe beauty prizes. From deluxe skincare and makeup to amazing hair-styling tools and luxurious fragrances. US/Can

12/17  Krystin Tysire  –  Almay Lip Vibes lipstick collection. Us/Can

12/17  Krystin Tysire  –  Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment and Acne Mask! US/Can

12/17  My Style Spot  –  collection of skincare, health and wellness, lip balm and fragrance from Honestly Margo, US

12/17  Genius Enough  –    Estee Lauder Decadent Dreams Merlot Lips Gift Set, US

12/18  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Smashbox Cosmetics Gift Set, US

12/18  La Vie En May  –  $350 worth of beauty, US

12/18  Julie Lindh Skincare –  Energizing Kit, Relaxing Kit, and collagen, US

12/18  Extra TV  –  Smashbox Cosmetics gift set to 5 lucky friends, US

12/18  Essie Polish  –  essie Holiday Advent Calendar Kit, US

12/19  Wannamakeup  –  cosmetics, WW

12/19  Lafe’s Body Care  –  4 of Lafe’s Stick Deodorants, 4 of Lafe’s Roll-On Deodorants, 2 of Lafe’s Crystal Deodorants, 2 of Lafe’s Spray Deodorants, 2 of Lafe’s Lip Balm. US/UK

12/20  Queens Come First  –  Kylie Cosmetics Holiday collection bundle, WW w/exceptions

12/20  Dave Lackie  –  Lancome fragrance and cosmetics, WW

12/22  Fashionista Budget  –  Tarte Tarteist Dream Team Liner Trio, WW

12/22  Veronique  –  Holiday Collection Bundle By Kylie Cosmetics, worth $375. US/Can

12/22  Beauty Cooks Kisses  –  Monave Mineral Makeup Prize Package for 2 USA winners in their choice of colors that includes: 4 Versatile Mineral Powders, Concealer Crayon, 2 Lip Products, and a Full-Size Mineral Foundation. US

12/22  Beauty Cooks Kisses  –  Monave Mineral Makeup Whipped Mousse Rainbow Goddess Hilights Duo Gift Packs for 2 USA Winners

12/22  Makeup by Tamar  –  Warrior Glam Eyeshadow Palette, lipsticks and matte liquid lipsticks. US

12/22  Vampy Varnish  –  big Urban Decay prize, WW

12/23  Vine Vera  –  Vine Vera Cabernet High-Potency Serum, WW


12/16  Mom and More  –  Mealthy Handblend Immersion Blender, US

12/16  Damsel in Dior  –  Paravel Weekender Tote and Grand Tour bag, US

12/16  Casserole Recipes  –  Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron Casserole, US/Can

12/16  Organic Aromas  –  Organic Aromas Designer Blends Gift Set, US/Can

12/16  Simon and Schuster  –  iPad Mini 4 with 12 relaxing audiobooks, US

12/17 and 12/31  AuraCacia  –  Aura Cacia holiday essentials gift sets containing Eight (8) Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Roll-ons (1 each: Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Chill Pill, Medieval Mix, Frankincense, and Rose) One (1) Aura Cacia Ultrasonic Diffuser One (1) Aura Cacia Discovery Kit One (1) Aura Cacia Relaxation Kit, US

12/17  PopSugar  –  Five hundred (500) confirmed First Prize winners will each receive one (1) POPSUGAR Must Have Box featuring Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, One (1) additional confirmed Grand Prize winner will receive: (a) one (1) POPSUGAR Must Have Box featuring Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, and (b) one or more Visa® gift card(s) US

12/17  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Apple iPad Mini 2, US/Can

12/17  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Maker, US/Can

12/17  Everything Kitchens  –  Le Creuset cast iron French oven, US

12/17  To The Motherhood  –  Mealthy Hand Blend Immersion Blender, US

12/17  iDeaUSA  –  one of three HP digital photo frames ideaUSA, US

12/17  Southern Mom Loves  –  Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box + Bonus Box Giveaway, US/Can

12/17  Mom and More  –  Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera, US

12/17  Condo Blues  –  Hamilton Beach Air Fryer, US

12/17  Handmade by Deb  –  Easy Origami Fold-a-Day 2019 Calendar, US

12/17  Deliciously Savvy  –  tiny B Chocolate Love Tray + Medium Box, US

12/17  Gourmia  –  Gourmia GPC965 Electric Pressure Cooker with Automatic Release, US

12/17  Sleepopolis  –  new bed from WinkBeds, US

12/17  Thrifty Nifty Mom  –  gifts for moms like rings, sunglasses, plant, slippers etc, US

12/17  Thrifty Nifty Mom  –  gifts for teens both male and female, large variety, US

12/17  Kensington Books  – A Christmas bath bomb set from Lush, A Christmas Yankee Candle, A Copy of The Rancher. US

12/18  Steamy Kitchen  –  Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa, US/Can

12/18  Simon Audio Sweeps  –  128 GB ipad loaded with 18 audiobooks, US

12/18  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Henckels 12 piece Knife Block Set, US/Can

12/18  Deliciously Savvy  –  QuietPoint® Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones, US

12/18  Surfs and Sons  –  RM Palmer Candy Prize Pack, US

12/18  Sleepopolis  –  Purple Mattress, US

12/18  Life With Heidi  –  Mealthy Hand BlendMealthy HandiBlend stick blender, US

12/19  My Subscription Addiction  –  Winter 2018 Fab Fit Fun box, US

12/19  The Boxy Momma Co.  –  a Boxy Momma Holiday Subscription Box, WW w/exceptions

12/19  Thrifty Nifty Mommy  –  Date Night at Home Subscription Box, 6 months of Cravery cookies, Mimi Locket from With You Lockets, US

12/19  Cook for Joy  –  One (1) Cook for Joy Gift Set. Prize Includes: One (1) Le Creuset Stainless Steel 10” Fry Pan, One (1) Le Creuset Stainless Steel 3-Quart Saucepan with Lid, One (1) Le Creuset Stainless Steel 7-Quart Stockpot with Lid, One (1) Set of Simply Organic Spices. US

12/19  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart 6 piece tool set with crock, US/Can

12/19  Utama Spice  –  Premium Aromatherapy Kit Danau Duat: nebulizing diffuser Utama Spice essential oils gift set, WW

12/19  Ladyboarder  –  Halfit Fitness Box, WW

12/19  Crunchy Beachy Mama  –  Mealthy HandBlend, US

12/19  Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs  –  Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Giveaway, US

12/19  Chatty Patty’s Place  –  DiamoTech 10 Piece Fry Pan Set, US

12/19  Hilton Double Tree  –  DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams® Mattress Set, queen size, US

12/19  Sleepopolis  –  Allswell Mattress, US

12/19  Bloom Mattress  –  Bloom Mattress, US

12/19  Spartan Sleep  –  Spartan Mattress, US

12/19  Freya Mattress  –  Freya Mattress, US

12/19  Zoned Mattress  –  Zoned Mattress, US

12/19  Bestek Mall  –  20 winners, Bestek Vacuum, US/Can

12/19  Nutritionist Reviews  –  $100 PACT Clothing gift card, Kyocera ceramic knives, 2-7 Charming Sisters Necklaces & an 18 x 12 inch Canvas Factory canvas, US

12/19  Earthing  –  $500 Visa gc, $300 Earthing gc, Earthing Plush Throw Kit, Earthing Patch Kit, US

12/20  Never Say Die Beauty  – 2 mini Diptyque Candles: Tuberose & Gardenia, US

12/20  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Wusthof Gourmet 6 piece Steak Knife Set, US/Can

12/20  Eastern Collective  –  Apple iPad Pro, WW

12/20  BedStory  –  a BedStory Lavender Memory Foam Mattress, BedStory Memory Foam Mattress Topper or a BedStory Hotel Collection Luxury Pillows 2 Pack. US/Can

12/20  Deliciously Savvy  –  The SodaStream Holiday Bundle Giveaway, US

12/20  Bestek Mall  –  2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner, US

12/20  Jackpot Candles  –  $200 Jackpot Candle gc, US

12/20  Views and More  –  John Boos Co. Cherry Culinarte’ Kitchen Cart, US

12/20  Mattress Advisor  –  Puffy Lux Mattress, US

12/21  Sleepopolis  –  Sealy Cocoon mattress, US

12/20  Juggling Act Mama  –  Instant Pot Ultra (6-quart) WW

12/21  In Style magazine  –  One Gabriel & Co piece of jewelry. Item to be determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion. One Lagos beaded bracelet with gold. One $200 JCPenney gift card. One Dooney & Burke bag. One Juicy Couture Oui Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 oz,  One L’Oreal package of skin products. Items to be determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion. One Vera Bradley bag. US

12/21  Today’s Mama  –  $1,000 + 1 KitchenAid Mixer + 1 Canon Camera Package US/Can

12/21  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Kamenstein 16 Jar Revolving Tower Rack, US/Can

12/21  Iron Plane  –  Formaggio Kitchen Cheese Lover’s Gift Basket! US

12.21  Powered by Mom  –  6 QT. Power Quick Pot, US

12/21  Make Use Of  –  Xiaomi Roborock S50, US  (very slow site to open)

12/21  Theresa’s Mixed Nuts  –  Mealthy HandBlend Immersion Blender, US

12/21  Shop With Me Mama  –  Slumber Luxury Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set, US

12/21  Life In a Breakdown  –  Scaramanga Ella Saddle Bag

12/21  Sleepopolis  –  mattress topper, two cloud pillows, and a bonus travel pillow from Tempur-Pedic. US

12/21  24/7 Moms  –  Nixplay Seed Wi-Fi Cloud 8” Black Frame, US

12/21  Surfs and Sons  –  Pure Parker Top 8 Earth Essential Oil Kit, US

12/21  Emily Reviews  –  Grand Sampler Gift Basket from Coffee Beanery, US

12/22  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Emile Henry Ceramic Bread Loaf Baker, US/Can

12/22  More Than a Fashion Blog  –  Product of choice from CaseApp.com (phone or laptop), US/Can

12/22  Emily Reviews  –  TWO winners will each receive a Holiday Cheer Essential Oil Blend and Home Pluggable Diffuser from Airome´. US

12/23  Kudosz  –  Old Fashioned Caramels Bountiful Holiday Gift Basket, US

12/23  Rasa Malaysia  –  Oster Heatsoft Hand Mixer, US

12/23  Healthy Recipes  –  Cuisinart Citrus Juicer, US/Can

12/23  Southern Recipes  –  Anolon Advanced Two Step Dutch Oven and Everything Pan Set, US/Can

12/23  Recipe Lion  –  Rachael Ray 12-Piece Cucina Porcelain Enamel Cookware Set. US/Can

12/23  Recipe Lion  –  Cuisinart Air Fryer, US/Can

12/23  Recipe Lion  – Swiss Diamond Large Roasting Pan, US/Can

12/23  Recipe Lion  –  Rachel Ray Au Gratin casserole, US/Can

12/23  Recipe Lion  –  WOLL Diamond Lite Casserole, US/Can

12/23  Recipe Lion  –  BergHOFF Knife Block Set, US/Can

12/23  Gluten Free Recipes  –  Braun BrewSense Coffee Maker, US/Can

12/23  Non Biased Review  –  Nectar Mattress, US

12/23  Sleepopolis –  Nolah Mattress, US

12/23  Sleepopolis  –  Loom and Leaf mattress, US

12/23  Kensington Books  –  A Kindle FireHD, Downloadable Codes for Each Dan Morgan Thriller Up Through THREAT LEVEL ALPHA, Kindle FireHD Case, On-The-Go Charger. US


12/16  ||  Lynchburg TN Mama, First Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash, 2nd Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash, 3rd Prizes: $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash, WW  ||  Cassandra M’s Place, $50 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  The Blue Hydrangeas, $500 Target or Amazon, US/Can  ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $75 Teleflora code, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Africa’s Blog, $75 Teleflora code, US  ||

12/17  ||  Lexi Vee, 3 prizes: win an Instax instant camera or a $50 Foot Locker gift card or a $25 iTunes gift card. US/Can  ||  SAHM Reviews, Teleflora Holiday Bouquet up to $75, US  ||  Cloud Mom, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Cloud Mom 2, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Mom and More, book and $50 Visa, US  ||  Sonya’s Happenings, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Deals Among Us, 3 sets of Scrigit scraper tools and $25 Amazon, US  ||  Scarab Title, $100 Amazon, US  ||  Theresa’s Mixed Nuts, $20 Amazon, WW  ||

12/18  ||  It Starts With Coffee, $250 Visa, US  ||  Kahiki, $500 cash, US  ||  Emily Reviews, $75 Teleflora gc, US/Can  ||

12/19  ||  Hello Nest, $200 Amazon, WW  ||  Coupons and Freebies Mom, choice of $100 Amazon, Target or Walmart gc, US  ||  Deliciously Savvy, $500 cash to five winners, US  ||  Mail 4 Rosey, $100 Starbucks gc, WW  ||  Tonya Staab, One of six $50 Walmart Gift Cards or one $200 Walmart Gift Card  ||  It Starts with Coffee, $100 gc of your choice and a Chappywrap baby blanket, US  ||  Miki’s Hope, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Erica Finds, $100 Amazon, US  ||  RD’s Obsession, $500 Nordstrom, US/Can  ||  A Magical Mess, $200 Walmart, US  ||  Drake Silver, $50 Amazon, US  ||

12/20  ||  Miss Molly Says, $50 Best Buy gc, US/Can  ||  Dish on Eggs, $200 grocery gc, US  ||

12/21  ||  Mom and More, $200 Amazon  ||  I Am A Reader, $300 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Humble Mama Hustle, $250 gc of choice or paypal, WW  ||  ConservaMom, $75 Amazon, US  ||  Miss Molly Says, $20 Walmart or paypal, WW  ||  Our Ordinary Life, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Pretty Opinionated, $25 Fandango gc, US  ||  Living The Gourmet, $25 Visa, US  ||  Ottawa Mommy Club, $250 Amazon or paypal, US/Can  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $25 Amazon, US  ||

12/22  ||  Pausitive Living, Cariloha $500 Gift Card, US/Can  ||  The Simple Parent, $200 Kroger gc, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  5 Minutes for Mom, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Olive and Ivy, $500 Nordstrom gc  ||  Savvy Mama Lifestyle, $100 Happy Dining gc (McCormick & Schmick’s, Brio, Texas de Brazil, Cheesecake Factory, Red Lobster, Bravo!) US  ||

12/23  ||  G8 Thoughts, $100 Target + 2019 Historical Fiction Book Preview by Bestselling Authors, US  ||  Romania Missions, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  Kite Surf, $50 ebay or Amazon gc, US  ||  The Beat, $200 Menards, WW  ||  Mom Does Reviews, 2 winners, Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows Book AND $25 Visa GC, US  ||  A Helicopter Mom, $20 Starbucks, WW  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $25 Fandango, US  ||

Holiday buying isn’t done until Santa sings – goodies from Murad, The Makeup Drop and Nubian

Less than 10 days until Christmas yet there’s so much more to buy. Do you need items for your own wishlist? How about for stocking stuffers? Or maybe to have on hand when someone comes over with an unexpected gift? It’s nice to have things wrapped ‘just in case’ and you’ll want them to be items that you’d love yourself in case you don’t give them away.

Makeup Drop Hybrid, Murad skincare minis, Nubian Heritage

I have three brands to share with you that will fit the criteria. You won’t be stuck with these, actually you’ll be thrilled if you can keep them.

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Murad Hydro-Dynamic Moisturizer and Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil

MURAD has some great little gifties to hang on a tree or put in a stocking. These are vacation sizes or try-me sizes and the prices are just right. If you want to Glow A Little then you’ll want to pick up the $15 mini of Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil. “This always dewy, never greasy treatment oil revitalizes all skin types (yes, even oily!). Non-comedogenic oil won’t clog pores as it infuses skin with 6 key vitamins, essential for a healthy glow. Can be worn alone or mixed with your favorite foundation or moisturizer for a vitamin-charged boost.” I love the way this feels on my skin and I’m happy that I can test it to see if the formula and fragrance work for me. This oil has a slight herbal fragrance that doesn’t last long. I need extra hydration now and this is a great help.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Moisturizer and Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil

Dew A Little contains Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture Hydrant intense Hydro-Dynamic. I promise you don’t have to say that long name when you want to use this gem. This mini is only $10 and really helps with fine lines and wrinkles. “Our luxurious yet lightweight moisturizer provides 24-hour hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid technology enhances skin’s ability to attract and retain water for intense, long-lasting hydration.” This is cruelty-free and vegan and is a wonderful travel size. While it’s great for all skin types I think it’s dry skin folks that will really appreciate it.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Moisturizer

Murad has free priority shipping for the holidays.

NUBIAN HERITAGE has a new limited edition collection in Peppermint and Aloe. Oh my, what a wonderful fragrance these have. While I’d love these all year long the peppermint is so holiday appropriate. Just look at these prices too: Peppermint & Aloe Bath Bombs, $4.99 and Peppermint & Aloe Bar Soap, $4.99 (on sale for $4.24). Wrap them up in candy cane colors and you’ll bring a smile to the face of the giftee. These are cruelty-free and are free of all the nasties that we try to avoid.

Nubian Heritage Peppermint & Aloe

The Peppermint & Aloe Bar Soap is in my guest bath and anyone who’s walked in there has commented on the delicious fragrance it imparts to the bathroom. “A blend of crushed Almonds, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Peppermint creates a purifying cleanser for all skin types. The action of Baking Soda invigorates and revitalizes the skin’s appearance as Peppermint’s uplifting aroma stimulates the senses.” This will be moving into my shower after the holidays.

Nubian Heritage Peppermint & Aloe bath bombs and soap

Peppermint & Aloe Bath Bombs are effervescent bombs that you drop into your bath water to invigorate and revitalize you skin. The bomb provides a moisture boost for dry winter skin. I know so many people who love their relaxing bath time and one little bomb will add to their pleasure. The directions say that after the bombs are dissolved they may leave traces of natural ingredients behind and that oils can make your tub slippery. That’s true of all bath bombs I’ve seen but I wanted to mention it.

Nubian Heritage Peppermint & Aloe Bath Bombs

MAKEUP DROP HYBRID is the newest generation of the original silicone beauty applicator. The original was a love/hate item. There didn’t seem to be any middle ground since there was a learning curve with it. But the new Hybrid is a love for me. It combines a Super Soft Sponge that helps blend your foundation with an airbrushed glow and the Silicone Drop that acts as a clean and waste-free surface for initial makeup application. Plus it’s the best blue!

Makeup Drop Hybrid

Makeup Drop Hybrid

The Makeup Drop Hybrid makes total sense to me and is getting the use that it should. You can use it for skincare, foundation, blush, highlighter and concealer. When using the silicone teardrop apply the product directly to the silicone. Then use the non-latex sponge to to blend and/or sculpt. Like a beauty blender sponge, you can wet it for ease of use and to give you that airbrush finish. This $20 Makeup Drop Hybrid is available with free two day shipping at BlueMercury.com as well as the Makeupdrop site.

Holidays should be happy and giving and receiving things we love sure helps with that feeling. Try something new from Murad, Nubian Heritage and Makeup Drop and it will certainly bring happiness.  —  Marcia


Products you didn’t know about but will now with The Beauty Spotlight Team


Have trouble putting on false lashes? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty did, but with her new affordable Good Janes Kiss My Lash 3-way adjustable hands-free mirror and stand, problem solved!

Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has been loving the eyebrow products by Australian brand Full Brow Cosmetics! This week, she put up a review of some of the brand’s newest products including a new limited edition set. You do not want to miss out on these!

If you’re looking for beauty gifts, Prime Beauty has Mally Beauty’s three fabulous gift sets in her Let It Snow Collection that are a fantastic value for the makeup lover on your list!

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is smitten with KIERIN NYC Sunday Brunch Eau de Parfum, and highly recommends this delectable, hypnotic, youthful, and infinitely wearable citrus-floral scent with warm and softened edges. #KierinNYC

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom recently joined the Fashion Flash group. This week she is hosting a Beauty and Book Giveaway on her blog. Go enter to win some gifts for YOU!

Are you in the mood for more beautiful hair? If so then Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has the most terrific hairdryer she’s ever tried. Tale a look at Gamma Più Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer and see what you are missing.

Pammy Blogs Beautyshares her December Simply Earth Essential Oil Subscription Box Opening. Find out what amazing Essential Oil DIY recipes she can make this month!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Giveaway Blog Hop

Are you ready for more giveaway fun? I think I’ve become addicted to blog hops and I’m always excited when I can share another one with you. This latest one, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Giveaway Hop, is running from December 14th through December 28th. Chatty Patty’s Place & Review Wire Media have put this together and each of the blogs will be choosing and sending out their own prize.

Beauty Info Zone has decided that you need some Pixi Skintreats in your life so we have a giveaway for 2 US readers. Now what’s in this giveaway?

Pixi Skintreats for two winners

Prize 1 contains Pixi Skintreats Rose Flash Balm, Rose Caviar Essence, 2 travel size Glow Tonics and a smaller travel size Rose Tonic.

Pixi Skintreats Prize 1

Rose Balm Flash is a 3-in-1, oil-free, quick absorbing formula instantly moisturizes and brightens and is great as a revitalizing mask as well as a primer to prep skin for perfect makeup application. Rose Caviar Essence has concentrated flower oils suspended in a weightless serum-essence melt onto skin. It delivers fresh botanicals to nourish and hydrate, restoring skin’s brightness for immediate and long term radiance.

Both prizes will contain 2 mini Glow Tonics which is the number 1 seller for Pixi. There are so many people who can’t live without their Glow Tonic and we can’t blame them. Pixi Glow Tonic miracle working toner helps brighten the complexion resulting in a healthier glow. These are each 40mL. In addition both winners will receive a 15mL Rose Tonic, “naturally soothing and rich in nutrients, this tonic helps to tone, balance pH, minimize redness and calm skin. Rehydrates, replenishes and refreshes.”

Pixi Skintreats Prize 2

PRIZE 2 has the same size Glow Tonic and Rose Tonic but the big prize is NOURISHING CLEANSING BALM.

• Rich and luxuriously textured
• This balm-to-oil cleanser melts away makeup & impurities for clear, glowing skin.
• It deep cleanses as it nourishes with added sweet almond oil, shea butter, and vitamin E.
• Leaves complexion feeling plumped & nourished.

What’s your choice? Is your desire for rose scented skincare or a balm that cleanses leaving your skin softly cleansed and ready for your Glow Tonic. In the Rafflecopter you’ll get to make that choice.

Our giveaway is open to US only for two winners. Enter via our Rafflecopter. We hope you’ll be a BIZ subscriber if you aren’t already. Good luck.  —  Marcia

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Eye spy a happy holiday with IT COSMETICS Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! Eye Trio

IT COSMETICS Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! Eye Trio

Marcia reviewed two great IT Cosmetics holiday sets a few days ago – check out her review HERE. Today I have one more set for you to consider – this time it’s all about the eyes with the IT COSMETICS Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! Eye Trio ($29).  This super set includes two full size items – Superhero Mascara and Superhero Liner, one travel size No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, plus a pretty Confetti cosmetics bag.  All in all, a $79 value for just $29 – IT Cosmetics does it again!

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IT COSMETICS Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! Eye Trio

IT COSMETICS Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! Eye Trio

IT Cosmetics never disappoints for the holidays and this sweet set is absolutely worth a ‘buy one for you, and buy one for me’ power shop. Let’s talk packaging first – no need to even wrap this cute collection, it’s ready to gift and give. The bag is adorable, a zippered cosmetics bag that is black with multi-colored confetti.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara wand

The Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara is one of my favorite mascaras of all time. It gives me sooty black lashes that are thick, long, and smudge-proof. I am never ever without a tube of this in my stash. Just sweep Superhero Mascara through your lashes for the look of super volume, super length and super elastic stretch in one coat, which finishes out your look with super thick, super long, super black lashes. It has something called Proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology that I can’t even pretend to understand, but somehow it wraps each lash in a ‘black cape of power and color’ which sounds pretty darn cool. Whatever it does, it makes my lashes look fantastic, which is good enough for me!!

IT COSMETICS Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! Eye Trio

The other full size item is the Superhero Liner, one of the easiest liquid eyeliners I have ever used. It goes on with the ease of a marker but it still has the power of a liquid liner. It also really lasts without peeling or chipping. The brush is like a felt tip brush and it keeps its quality without fraying or bending. It is supposed to last for 24 hours but I can’t attest to that…I think the last time I was up for 24 hours I was in college and, well, let’s just say I’m soooo happy I didn’t grow up with my wayward youth documented on social media.

IT COSMETICS Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! Eye Trio

Finally, the last item is a travel-size No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in black. This is an excellent gel liner. It glides on and has terrific lasting power, even with my oily eyelids. It lasts for 12 hours, an amount of time that I can attest to – I’m actually still wild enough to stay up that long, and don’t care that those hours are documented on social media. My activities are a little different than they were in college, ha!

Enjoy the best shopping of the year this month, and absolutely pick up this set – it’s a great value and these are some of the best products from IT Cosmetics.  Get a set for your best friend and get a set for yourself! – Lisa

High class hair drying with the Gamma+ Italia Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer

Gamma Più Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer

I see these amazing shops – in the mornings, you can drive in with wet hair and they will give you a blow out before work – how genius is that? I’ve seen them on the east coast and the west coat, but they don’t exist in my Midwest area so I’m forced to – gasp – do my own blow outs every morning. I know, I know…first world problems! But if you are going to do your own blow out, why not do it with an amazing hair dryer? The Gamma+ Italia Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer ($149.95) has my vote for early morning high class hair drying heaven.

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Gamma+ Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer

Gamma+ Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer

Aria Gamma+ Ultra-Light Hairdryer

Gamma+ Aria

The ultra-light hairdryer with high class performance

  • The breakthrough project of the air path and cutting-edge components allow exceptional performance with the maximum lightness achievable today: only 380 g.
  • Powerful: shorter drying time.
  • High air temperature also to tame frizzy hair.
  • Easier to handle: to facilitate styling and no stress for joints.
  • Silent: less acoustic stress in the salon.
  • Tourmaline-coated grid: it ionizes the air revitalizing hair and making it shinier.

    Gamma+ Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer

    Gamma+ Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer


  • Grip rounded side switches
  • 2 Speed Settings
  • 2 Heat Settings
  • Cold Shot button
  • 2 Concentrator Nozzles
  • 3m Bell shaped Cord
  • Dryer Hook

The Aria is probably the coolest looking hairdryer I have ever had. It has an awesome art deco retro design that is not only wonderful to look at, it’s also such a pleasure to use.  The Aria style comes in three different colors – black, orange, or teal – and I have the teal color. This is a super light full size hair dryer. In fact, it boasts the maximum lightness available today – with all the hair I have, the lightness is a major plus. It takes forever to dry my hair so I am thrilled to not have aching arms at the end of my blow dry session.

Gamma+ Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer

Gamma+ Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer

Something else that helps is that the session is shorter anyway – the Aria may be a lightweight, but it’s no sissy! This is one powerful dryer, drying my hair super fast. It’s also impressively quiet for such a powerful hair dryer.  It’s the first to offer patented Evolution Turbo Compressor Technology (ETC), which creates a unique spiraling airflow and pressure that penetrates strands deeper – not just on the outside – and more widely for the fasted drying.  Plus it creates the maximum negative ions to improve hair’s shine and smoothness. I honestly can’t fault it for anything – this gorgeous hairdryer is fashionable, functional, and fantastic!

You can find the Gamma+ Italia Aria Ultra-Light Hairdryer  online at Amazon, gammaplusna.com and at salons worldwide.  It’s a great gift to find under the tree!  – Lisa