The bigger, the better: IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

Dolly Parton has it right – big hair, don’t care. And big lashes, don’t care! Everyone loves a new mascara and IT Cosmetics latest is an extremely interesting mash-up between their line and Drybar, the place to go for the best blow-outs around.

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

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So how do these two seemingly different entities go together? It’s all about hair.  Your lashes are hair and need to be taken care of just like the hair on your head.  With a great blow out hair looks and feels healthy and full and the Lash Blowout Mascara aims to do the same thing for lashes. Never afraid to innovate IT Cosmetics took this vision and created a biotin-infused, volumizing mascara developed in partnership with Drybar.

What makes a good mascara? It really comes down to the formula and the brush head. I want a mascara to make my thin, wimpy lashes look lush and full. I want a mascara that stays on my lashes and doesn’t flake or smear. And I want a mascara that is easy to remove. In terms of the brush head I want one that gives me lots of control so I can reach every lash and also position them correctly. I don’t like super thick brushes that are tough to control and I don’t like super thin brushes that never seem to have enough mascara on them.

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

The IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara ($25) features a formula with hair loving ingredients like biotin and collagen, both of which promote stronger, healthier hair.

  •  Volumizing mascara brings the benefits of a top hair salon blowout to your lashes
  • Specifically designed microsphere brush gently catches all of your lashes for effortless root-to-tip application
  • Hair-loving formula, infused with biotin, coats lashes with saturated black pigment
  • Delivers all-day volume, plus the look of length and lift to your lashes!

*The clump-free, flake-free formula’s saturated black pigment helps create a bold lash look. Free of parabens and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.*

Clinical Results: Based on results observed in a consumer panel study:
– 93% said product keeps lashes looking voluminous all day
– 93% said product does not flake

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

The packaging is adorable – it looks just like a round barrel brush. The wand was actually inspired by the technology that Drybar® uses to create their barrel brushes, and it has microspheres that grab every last lash so it separates, lifts, and volumizes.  My only gripe is the packaging doesn’t have a flat end, so you can’t stand the barrel up while using the wand.  Otherwise, it’s definitely a home run design.

Wearing IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

I find that the Lash Blowout Mascara makes my lashes longer and thicker, but they don’t feel heavy or look clumpy. In fact, my lashes feel very soft and flexible.  My lashes are nicely separated, and the brush is great for getting every tiny lash and also positioning them. It isn’t a wet mascara, so dry time is negligible. I also love that the color is super black which gives even more drama.

You can find IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara at Ulta and Sephora for $25. I also see that QVC has a special right now, two Lash Blowout Mascaras for $29.96.

And if one is good, two must be better. After all, the bigger the hair, the closer to God – and the bigger the lash, the closer to God! – Lisa

Ingredients:  Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Carnauba Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Steareth-2, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Tribehenin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Disodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Biotin, Tetrasodium Edta, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Potassium Sorbate, Soluble Collagen, Bht, Trisodium Edta, [+/-: Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77007/Ultramarines, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ci 75470/Carmine, Ci 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, Ci 77742/Manganese Violet, Ci 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide].

IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara

Going away? You’ll want the NO KNOT Necklace Carrier as your companion

Are you thinking about your last minute trip before the summer ends? With Labor Day just a few weeks away everyone I know is planning a few days away from the grind before the real world starts again. Packing isn’t always relaxing though since you worry about what to bring, what you’ll need for the weather, and if your items will survive your suitcase or duffel.

NO KNOT Necklace Carrier is a great way to pack up your worries and get your jewelry to your destination safely.

I don’t always pack extra jewelry because I’m worried about whether it will get lost or stolen but even more I worry that my fun longer necklaces will tangle. At home I keep them on a belt hanger so they can keep from knotting up but when traveling I didn’t have a solution.

Well I do now thanks to the NO KNOT Necklace Carrier that I was sent to review. This comes in a variety of patterns but all contain the same low key technology that will make your travels neater.

NO KNOT Necklace Carrier

This has a padded cotton design that contains 4 pockets for rings, earrings, and more. Plus a long tube for your necklaces. You can fit in necklaces from 15″ on. Once you’ve filled it it lies pretty flat so that you can slip it into a suitcase or even to use at home in your drawer.

NO KNOT Necklace Carrier

When you open it the first thing you’ll notice is that the middle feels solid. That’s because there’s a tube inside for your necklaces. The tube opens in 3 places to help fit different lengths safely.

NO KNOT Necklace Carrier tube

Thread your necklace through (don’t take it out like I did to show you) and close the clasp where it fits best. Here’s mine with a longer necklace I like to wear:

NO KNOT Necklace Carrier

Use the velcroed pockets to hold other jewelry. Rings and earrings fit easily into the three small pockets while watches and bracelets fit into the longer section.

NO KNOT Necklace Carrier

NO KNOT Necklace Carrier

This necklace holder has a patented design and has won the 2015 InventHelp® Gold Merit Award. Right now mine is in one of my smaller dresser drawers and takes up no space but if I were to go somewhere I can easily grab it and fill it. Do you think that’s a good reason to go on a trip?

One of the interesting things I found is that the price is different everywhere I found it. The best price is from Amazon for $17.95 while the second best price is from Walmart where it’s $19.95.

Add the handy 13″ x 3″ NO KNOT Necklace Carrier to your life so you can be tangle-free.  —  Marcia

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Summer is slipping away but the giveaways keep coming on The Sunday Scoop

Another week with more and more giveaways. I love finding them for The Sunday Scoop. Next week’s post will be even longer since August 31st is going to be full of them. Take your time now and enter all you can. Our Wink giveaway has fewer entries than most of the giveaways we have so your chances are better at winning that one. Have a great week and enjoy the end of summer.  —  Marcia

BEAUTY INFO ZONE’S GIVEAWAYS

8/20  OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO  –  cosmetic prizes for 2 winners, US/Can

8/26  WINK DYNAMIC DUO FOR LASHES AND BROWS  –  1 US/Can winner

8/30  BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP  –  1 winner, August Boxycharm, US/Can

Winner’s Circle:  Congratulations to Dawn K on the Summertime Hop and to Donna P on the N4 Hair Set giveaway. You could be next!!

BEAUTY TO WIN

8/18  Dave Lackie  –  Bvlgari Wood Neroli and Splendida Tubereuse Mystique, WW

8/19  OFRA  –  Complete T3 Convertible Collection ($725 value) – Hair styling products from Virtue Labs ($921 value) – $800 EAU Club giftcard – $350 gift card for Ofra Cosmetics – Bikini and cover up from Vitamin A ($300 value) – $300 Voucher for Parisa Wang handbags – Two pairs of Birdies ($280 value) – $100 Sephora Gift Card from SheFinds, US

8/19  PopSugar  –  Win $5,000 Toward a Trip to LA Plus a Special POPSUGAR Must Have x BH90210 Box and 250 winners of the PopSugar box, US

8/19  Cirque Colors  –  one polish of your choice and nail sticker set to TWO lucky winners! US

8/19  Beauty Cooks Kisses  –  4 Vitabath Cucumber & White Tea Products: Bubble Bath, Body Wash, Body Cream, and Bath Fizzies for 1 US or CA winner

8/19  Herbaloophy  –  $200 to Herbaloophy Beauty, US

8/19  Desert Essence  –  10 lucky winners will receive a set of all three of our new 1.7 oz. hand sanitizers, US

8/20  A Girl’s Gotta Spa  –  A Girl’s Gotta Spa Synergy Himalayan Salt Scrub, US

8/20  Style On Main  –  Merlot Sunrise Serum

8/20  Nectar  – Grand Prize Gift Set Includes: 1 Ocean Breeze Sugar Body Scrub ,1 Mermaid Lagoon Coconut Milk Bath,1 Ocean Breeze Body Butter,1 Mermaid Lagoon Cupcake Soap,1 Handmade Mermaid Rubber Ducky Soap, 3 Ocean Breeze Bubble Bath Scoops, 2 Ocean Breeze Foaming Bath Bombs, 1 Ocean Breeze Shea Butter Bar Soap. We’ll also be giving away a runner up prize of a Mermaid Lagoon Coconut Milk Bath, and a 3rd place prize of the Mermaid Lagoon Cupcake Soap. US

8/21  Nourish Your Glow  –  Vichy beauty products worth $100, US/Can

8/21  Nourish Your Glow  –  Roxanne Campbell Nail Polishes, US/Can

8/21  Nourish Your Glow  –  Cocunat Beauty Products, WW

8/21  Nourish Your Glow  –  Vertue Subscription Box Giveaway! US/Can

8/21  Nourish Your Glow  –  Dermalogica Double Cleanse Duo, WW

8/22  Beautylymin  –  Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, WW

8/22  Temptalia  –  2 winners, Sephoria VIP Swag Bag, Sephoria General Admission Swag Bag

8/23  Katie Kirk Loves  –  30 beauty products from brands like Elf Cosmetics, Sleek Make Up, Elemis, Bomb Cosmetics, INCredible Cosmetics, Figs & Rouge, St Moritz and more, plus a birthday Yankee Candle! US/Can

8/23  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Foreo Luna, US

8/23  What Taylor Likes  –  Ceramedx Skincare Regimen, US

8/25  Natalie Loves Beauty  –  Yves Rocher My Green Summer Eyeshadow Palette, UC

PRODUCTS IN GIVEAWAYS

8/18  Good Bye Homework  –  1 year of Hulu with no ads, US

8/18  Inspiration for Moms  –  ONEPWR Blade Cordless Vacuum Kit, US

8/19  Reviews and More by Rosey  –  Anolon 17-Piece Knife Block Set, US

8/19  Simon and Schuster  –  ONE Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:•One (1) 128GB iPad® and free download codes for digital audiobooks. US

8/19  Forever My Little Moon  –  UglyChristmasSweater.com Pajamas, US

8/19  Mamma Natty  –  Simply Earth Essential Oil August Recipe Box , US/Can

8/19  Roku  –  5 win, Roku video streaming stick, US

8/19  Work Money Fun  –  Deenkee Cordless Stick & Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, US

8/19  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Le Creuset Mini Cocotte Set, US/Can

8/19  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachael Ray 10 Piece Bakeware Set, US/Can

8/19  Victor Allen Coffee  –  A Year’s Supply Of Coffee & A Keurig, US

8/20  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Double Belgian Wafflemaker, US/Can

8/20  Shop With Me Mama  –  Extra-Soft Neutral Solid Color Brushed Microfiber Deep Pocket Sheet Set in the winners choice of size and color, US

8/21  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Elemental 8 cup Food Processor, US/Can

8/21  Pet Retail World  –  (2) Bahamourri Candles – $60.00 Retail Value, US

8/21  Erica Finds  –  Clean.Fit Box – July Box, US

8/22  Tuck  –  Casper Pillow, US

8/22  Thrifty Nifty Mommy  –  Casely iPhone Case, US

8/22  Eat Your Books  –  Mealthy Multipot and cookbook, US

8/22  Gizorama  –  Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet, US

8/22  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Chefs Walnut Carving Board, US/Can

8/23  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Henckels Opus 45 piece Flatware Set, US/Can

8/23  Michelle Bailey  –  Enter for a chance to win a 6-month subscription of Kindle Unlimited, bestselling paperbacks of There Goes My Heart by Bella Andre, Regretting You by Colleen Hoover, The Mister by EL James and a bookish candle, worth $150. US/Can

8/23  Extra TV  –  a basket of Ethel M Chocolates to 5 lucky friends, US

8/23  Extra TV  –  a pair of sunglasses from One, All, Every to 1 lucky friend, US

8/23  Smart Review  –  Shark Rocket Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, US

8/24  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Long Slot Artisan Bread Toaster, US/Can

8/24  Deliciously Savvy  –  DEENKEE 10-in-1 Instant Programmable 6 Quart Multi Pot Pressure Cooker, US

8/24  Lenovo  –  Lenovo ThinkBook 13s laptop! US

8/24  Erica Finds  –  July Love with Food GF Snack Box, US

8/24  Zesty South Indian Kitchen  –  6-quart Zavor Lux LCD Multi-Cooker, US

8/25  Makeup Obsessed Mom  – 1. Love Your Age Book, 2. One Set of Moving Free Weights, 3. Slosh Weights Workout DVD, 4. $50 Amazon Gift Card. US

8/25  Rasa Malaysia  –  LAZERDESIGNS Folding BBQ Multi Tool, US

8/25  Gamer Flyte  –  iPad Pro 12.9 – 256GB – Cellular, US

8/25  Cookstr  –  Gigantic Premium Starpack 6-PC XL Utensil & 5-PC Baking Utensil Bundle, US/Can

8/25  Southern Recipes  –  BergHOFF Cubo Tool Set, US

8/25  Copy Cat Recipes  –  Microplane Elite Box Grater, US

8/25  Casserole Recipes  –  Anolon Nouvelle Copper Luxe 4 Qt. Covered Casserole. US

8/25  Slow Cooker Recipes  –  Maverick Extended Range XR 30 Thermometer, US/Can

8/25  Healthy Recipes  –  Epare Spiralizer, US/Can

MONEY

daily through 8/24  Poppy Sweeps  –  $50 Amazon, US

8/19  ||  The Public Slate, $100 Container Store gc, US  ||  Deals on Romance, Six $25 Amazon gc, US  ||  Beauty Bite, $200 Best Buy gc, US  ||  Project Store, $200 Amazon ||

8/20  ||   Parenting Healthy  –  Five (5) winners will win $500 Paypal cash or Amazon GC. WW ||  Readeropolis, $20 Amazon, US  ||  CL Cannon, $300 Amazon, US  ||  Extra TV, $100 HelloFresh and Mabel’s Labels gift cards to 5 lucky friends, US  ||

8/21  ||  Pausitive Living, $100 gc from Del Sol, US/Can  ||  Extra TV, 5 winners, $125 gc to Saltwater Luxe, US  ||  yelenanikitskaya, $500 paypal, US  ||

8/22  ||  Find Keep Love, $500 Azalea Gift Card; $300 Inspirations & Celebrations Gift Card; $450 LilyFair Gift Card; $300 VISA Gift Card from Grit Daily; $300 Oka-B Gift Card; $300 Pet Krewe Gift Card; $300 Sea Bags Gift Card; $300 Seaweed Bath Co. Gift Card; US  ||  Literary Gold, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Money With a Purpose, $100 Target  ||  Blackberry Babe, $25 Amazon, US  ||

8/23  ||  Qball,  Amazon gc: $500, $250, $100  ||  Literary Gold, $25 Amazon, US  ||
Literary Gold, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Literary Gold, 20 Amazon, US  ||  Moms Who Save, $30 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Beauty and the Mist, $20 paypal, WW  ||  Three Thrifty Guys, $100 cash, $50 Amazon gift code, US  ||

8/24  ||  The Beat, $100 Target, US/Can  ||

8/25  ||  We Love Buzz, $50 Amazon or Ebay gc, WW  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $20 Gamestop, US  ||  Kudosz, $300 Kohls, US  ||  Beauty Brite, $200 Target, US  ||  My Custom Golf Ball, $100 Visa, US  ||

Be beautiful with The Organic Skin Co.

Let’s all learn about The Organic Skin Co., a brand that is both vegan and organic. The Organic Skin Co. has created a slew of cosmetics and skin care items that you will not only want but desire because of their philosophy: “One Product One Tree“. Their promise is that for every product you purchase from them they’ll plant a tree. Being concerned with deforestation they have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to reverse deforestation and provide jobs and hopes to local, indigenous communities worldwide. We can help make this dream come true by thinking organic with them.

The Organic Skin Co. pods and palette

Today we’re talking about some of their cosmetics, including their POD system. You start by selecting a palette and then choosing the cosmetics you want to fill it with. A 4 pod palette is $77.50 filled while an 8 pod palette is $136 filled. You can also buy the pods individually to use to fill your palette or to switch products in your current palette. Most of the refills are $21 with some products up to $32.

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MARCIA BUILT A CREAM PALETTE with The Eyes Have It and Cheeky Lips

My light pink palette is filled with 4 pods; 3 cream eyeshadows and 1 cream blush/lipstick. This palette is one I’ll be happy to take traveling since it’s very sturdy with strong magnets and no fear of the colors coming loose and shattering.

The Organic Skin Co. palette with Silk Purse, Deep Purple, Cocoa eyeshadows and First Blush Cheeky Lips Pod

The cream eyeshadow pods are available in 10 shades from light to dark. Sadly they don’t describe the shades but their names tell you what to expect. I have Silk Purse, Deep Purple and Cocoa (and wish I had Highlights). These cream shadows are perfect for someone who feels they can’t wear creams because their lids are too oily. They go on so smoothly and wear like iron. They stand up to my hot flashes and naps. They aren’t going anywhere until I use eye makeup remover on them. I’ve never had cream shadows that lasted this well.

The Organic Skin Co. Silk Purse

The Organic Skin Co. Deep Purple

The Organic Skin Co. Cocoa

My absolute favorite is Silk Purse. It can look pink or peachy depending on what I wear with it. There’s a radiance to the shade but nothing glittery. Deep Purple is really really a deep purple. In the picture it shows as brown but it is darker than that and a cool purple shade. It works well for a smokey eye and is a great eyeliner. Then there’s Cocoa which is a warm brown that’s a matte. I’m getting a lot of use from this shade since it works well in the crease and as a smoked out eyeliner.

The Organic Skin Co. Deep Purple

The Organic Skin Co. Iconic, Silk Purse and Highlights

The Cheeky Lips Pod I have is First Blush which is both a lip color and a cream blush. The texture of it is much softer and creamier than the cream eyeshadows making it perfect for both uses.

The Organic Skin Co. Cheeky Lips Pod in First Blush

The Organic Skin Co. swatches of Silk Purse, Deep Purple, Cocoa eyeshadows and First Blush Cheeky Lips Pod

The cream products contain organic pomegranate and calendula supercritical extracts. The look especially of the cheek/lip pod is very natural. “Pomegranate and calendula supercritical extracts help keep the delicate skin around the eye in great condition, promoting skin regeneration as well as helping minimize fine lines and wrinkles.” Next up I want to try the Meet the Press Pods of powdered eyeshadow, which is why I signed up for their emails which will give me (and you) 10% off a first order.

The Organic Skin Co. Primp ‘N Prime and All About the Gloss

LISA IS PRIMING AND GLOSSING with Primp ‘n Prime in Rose Gold and All About the Gloss in Mist

While The Organic Skin Co. has the pod life down to an art, don’t neglect to check out their other cosmetic products because they have some fabulous goodies! I am loving their excellent primer as well as their lip gloss. There is a pod similar to the primer, so if you are building a set there are options for you.

Primp ‘n Prime in Rose Gold ($53) is a lovely primer that luminizes your complexion as it preps it for foundation. It comes in two different versions – Lunar, which isn’t tinted but has an opalescent effect, and Rose Gold, which has a slight rosy tint as well as a luminizer. The primer is lightweight and does a great job of smoothing out skin. The ingredients include lots of antioxidants, restorative oils and supercritical extracts. It leaves skin quite moisturized, so I would recommend it for dry and normal skin. With the aloe vera that is in i, I think it’s too moisturizing for oily skin. The Rose Gold primer gives just enough tint to make it a great primer to wear alone, since it evens skin tone and gives skin radiance. To get close to the same effect with pods, go with the Luminizer Pods, which come in the same two shades and can be used as primers.
* Illuminating pearls and supercritical extracts of Pomegranate, Honeysuckle and Rosemary form a natural, antioxidant-rich barrier between your skin and makeup, at the same time as they help your skin to glow.
* Amla supercritical extract is a great source of Vitamin C, minerals and proteins, all of which help promote collagen and skin firmness.
*Vegan and cruelty free.
* Lots of organics. Free of nasty stuff.
* Recyclable packaging.

All About the Gloss in Mist ($30) is The Organic Skin Co.’s all-natural lip gloss.  There are four beautiful, sheer shades available, and I have Mist. Mist is a super pretty shimmery raspberry. All About the Gloss is a very moisturizing lip gloss that has replenishing oils which keep lips soft and hydrated. It feels almost like a lip balm and has great slip that lasts. The soft, sheer color is natural looking and the gloss has no taste or smell. It is expensive for a lip gloss, but it’s also organic and natural so you know you aren’t ingesting any chemicals as you go about your day.
* Calendula supercritical extract is super good for your lips, thanks to its antioxidant, calming properties.
* The addition of organic Castor Seed Oil and organic Rosehip Oil helps keep your lips in prime condition, protecting against harsh environmental conditions and minimizing inflammations. Oh, and they’re moisturizing to boot!
* Vegan and cruelty free. Always.
* Lots of organics. Free of nasty stuff.
* Recyclable packaging.

The Organic Skin Co. All About the Gloss in MIST

My face of the day with Primp ‘N Prime in Rose Gold and All About the Gloss in Mist.

The Organic Skin Co. has so much to offer – a great organizational system with excellent products and full size color products that really deliver. Plus, we haven’t even touched on the skin care yet! All this and a commitment to the environment makes us both say it’s a great time to be beautiful with The Organic Skin Co.

Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray from Bodyography PRO

Have you ever wondered why you might need a setting spray if you already use setting powder? And what’s the difference between a setting spray and a finishing spray? With all the ‘end result’ products available, it’s easy to get confused and end up purchasing things that you never use or need, or skip products because you just aren’t sure the right way to use them. Here’s the T – setting powder is applied after foundation to complete the look and get rid of any oily areas. Finishing spray puts moisture back onto your skin, and boosts your makeup. Setting spray doesn’t have the moisture content of finishing spray, and it sets makeup and inhibits oil production.

With my oily t-zone I don’t need a finishing spray, but setting powder and setting spray are always in my arsenal. Not all setting sprays are alik, and for me the biggest difference comes down to the spray itself – is it very fine mist? If not, I end up with splotchy areas, which is the opposite of my desired results. Bodyography has an excellent setting spray, Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray ($21).

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Bodyography PRO Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray

The Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray has the desired fine mist of a spray. I like it best as a setting spray, although you can use it as a light primer if you want. It definitely does lock my look in place, and if needed you can spray again throughout the day to refresh and keep oil production under control. Ultimately, it keeps my makeup looking fresh while also helping my nose and chin area stay matte.

Bodyography PRO Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray

I keep my Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray on my vanity so I can also use it to wet my eyeshadow brushes for even more vibrant color. While it is a vegan product that is gluten and paraben free, it does have a light orange fragrance that isn’t super strong. Unless you are very sensitive to fragrance this should work for you.

If you are looking for a good setting spray to lock in your look and keep that shiny nose thing away, Bodyography PRO’s Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray is an excellent option. You can find it on Bodyography’s website and at Macys.com.  – Lisa

What a wonderful weekend with The Beauty Spotlight Team posts

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog revisits the magnificence of Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil because it is so good that it warrants repurchase. The antioxidant-rich oil is formulated to combat dull skin, to fade hyperpigmentation, and to heal scars, sun damage, flaky skin and blemishes. In a word, it’s incredible– plus it is affordable!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has an amazing giveaway from the Fashion Flash Group happening now over on her blog. Giveaway prizes include a self improvement type book, a mind and body workout dvd and a $50 Amazon gift card. What are you waiting for? Go enter now.

Are you trying to eliminate chemicals in your home? Prime Beauty is with the help of the Grove Collaborative that features natural and cruelty-free household products!

Summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of chances to make the most of what’s left. I Know all the Words is chatting Summer Survival Supplies with a few key products to wrap up the summer beautifully.

Have you always wondered what sort of things you would discover at a business-to-business trade show? This summer, Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend Cosmoprof North America (not to be confused with the popular beauty professional store CosmoProf). This week, she shared her top product picks in the category of skin care, ranging from affordable to luxury prices as well as including some more simple and green options. Be sure to check it out and see if you may have a new favorite for your own beauty routine!

It’s all about organization on Beauty Info Zone. Check out the Bollie Acrylic Organizer to see how it helps organizing and just plain finding things.

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found a unique and totally organized way to travel with your cosmetics. Introducing Beauty and the Box!

White eyeliner is having another moment. Who doesn’t want bright, dramatic eyes? Never Say Die Beauty has been using Kat Von D’s uber creamy, waterproof Cake Pencil Liner to draw her long-lasting lines even on the waterline!

Are you curious about seasonal beauty, lifestyle, fashion and fitness subscription boxes? Erika of Notes from My Dressing Table got the chance to try Fab Fit Fun for fall , a box that has it all in one and she’s a fan. Come check it out, see if it would be right for you, too.

Back to School Giveaway Blog Hop #btsHOP

It’s definitely back to school time. As a former teacher I spent more of my life in school than out of it and that’s not counting the years I went to school. Having something new to enjoy for back to school is always fun. I still feel I should be doing my back to school shopping!

For this blog hop I’m staying with cosmetics – something teens and adults can enjoy. If you are the winner of this #btsHOP you’ll win the August Boxycharm with all of its goodies plus some extras.

Let’s see the prize:

1) BECCA Hydra Mist & Refresh Powder ($39) in Translucent: “The weightless powder sets and refreshes makeup for a silky smooth invisible finish. Formulated with 50% water and glycerin this powder creates a mist-like sensation on the skin for a seamless finish and comfortable feel.” I have this powder already or I’d never have put it in the giveaway. It’s a gem.

BECCA Hydra Mist & Refresh Powder

BECCA Hydra Mist & Refresh Powder

2) WANDER Glow Ahead Illuminating Oil ($42); “This multitasking beauty elixir hydrates and absorbs into the skin no matter what skin type you have.

Wander Glow Ahead Illuminating Oil and PUR Pink Glitter Mask

3) PUR Pink Glitter Mask ($26): “Created in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Barbie this mask is packed with licorice extract, skin nourishing green tea, vitamin B, ginseng and 26 key botanicals to help brighten the skin’s appearance.”

4) TARTE Big Ego Mascara ($23): “An ultra black vegan mascara that lifts your lashes and delivers a fully loaded flutter”.

TARTE Big Ego Mascara

5) LASHAHOLICS Instaglam False Eyelashes ($15): “Elevate your eye look with you new Lashaholics lashes. These 100% vegan falsies made from premium silk fibers give your lashes dimension, natural looking length and volume.”

LASHAHOLICS Instaglam False Eyelashes

Total value of $145!! And some surprises in the box.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: The #btsHOP is open through August 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm. All giveaways in the hop are separate so you can enter as many as you wish and win as many as luck will allow you. Beauty Info Zone’s giveaway is for US/Can email subscribers. You must be a subscriber and comment. The other entries are to give you a better chance to win. Be sure you enter the other giveaways when done with ours.  —  Marcia

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