Honey, yogurt, and meadowfoam seed oil transform hair with #SheaMoisture

I am always fascinated with great hair products because they truly make a difference. You know what I mean – mediocre hair products weigh hair down or leave it lackluster. What a drag. But fabulous ones? Hair is soft, silky, floaty…and a good hair day is always just a good day in general!! I was excited to try my new SheaMoisture hair products mostly because I’ve had good luck with honey and yogurt products before and meadowfoam seed oil is fantastic if used sparingly on fine hair. I wasn’t disappointed – these very affordable products do an amazing job and do indeed give me a great hair day.

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SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Shampoo

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Conditioner

The Manuka Honey and Yogurt Shampoo ($10.49) is a wonderfully affordable sulfate-free shampoo that is gentle and has terrific ingredients. This is perfect for dry hair thanks to the certified organic Shea Butter, Manuka honey and yogurt. It leaves hair very soft and smooth. I pair it with the Manuka Honey and Yogurt Conditioner ($10.49), a big tube of goodness that is also nicely affordable. This is a rinse-out conditioner with more of the same moisturizing ingredients. My hair looks super shiny and feels great with this delightful combo.

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate and Repair Split End Balm

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate and Repair Split End Balm

The Manuka Honey and Yogurt Hydrate and Repair Split End Balm ($9.99) is a semi-solid balm that seals the hair cuticle, instantly banishing any fly-aways and split ends. It really makes hair look freshly cut. Hair looks super shiny and crisp. It’s a terrific styling product to have on hand, and a jar lasts forever because a tiny amount goes a very long way.

SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract and Meadowfoam Seed Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment

My favorite product is the Sugarcane Extract and Meadowfoam Seed Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment ($16.69). I remember having a hair styling product long ago from Make Me Smooth that featured Meadowfoam Seed Oil and I just loved it! It’s great stuff used sparingly and this product is similar. It’s a blend of Sugarcane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Marshmallow Root and botanicals.  ogether, it makes a concoction for hair that provides awesome hold and shine, and it keeps hair totally tangle-free. It mimics what silicones do, but it doesn’t have that nasty buildup. Just add a small amount to damp hair and the brush slides right through. I swear it makes my hair dry faster too. It’s great for color treated hair and it’s made without any  mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, or sulfates. Plus it’s not tested on animals.

 SheaMoisture is an excellent natural line that is very affordable and I am totally loving the hair care products. You can find this line online at sheamoisture.com as well as at Ulta stores.  – Lisa

My 3 musts for May or any time #farmhousefresh #ageloc #shickintuition

FarmHouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic, Schick Intuition f.a.b. razor, NuSkin LumiSpa Treatment Cleanser

As we are closing out the month of May I wanted you to know about 3 products that are getting a ton of love in my house. I sometimes forget when I use a product constantly that I should be sharing so I’m remedying that right now with three favorites.

samples, some affiliates

ageLOC LumiSpa

ageLOC LumiSpa charging

I reviewed the ageLOC LumiSpa from Nu Skin months ago but at the time I didn’t have the cleanser. The company graciously sent it to me so I can see why these two go together like mac & cheese or Harry & Meghan. Once I received the Treatment Cleanser my experience with the ageLOC LumiSpa went from great to awesome. The “brush” on the LumiSpa is unlike other cleansing machines so having this cleanser that’s included in the system makes my skin smoother and my pores cleaner.

ageLOC LumiSpa

ageLOC LumiSpa Treatment Cleanser

The cleanser is included in the kit and also can be purchased separately. There are five different types (sensitive, normal/combo, dry, acne, and oily) so that all skin types are covered by ageLOC. They are formulated to cushion your skin while the LumiSpa does it dual action job but they work well without the machine. This is a great addition to your skincare routine.

FarmHouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Toner

As you can see from my recent photo of FarmHouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Toner, it’s gotten a lot of use! In spite of the fact that I moan about fragrance in products, FarmHouse Fresh is the exception to the rule. Whenever FHF comes our way Lisa and I have to argue over who gets to review the products and happily I won this time. What sold me on this is the catchphrase: “Poof! go your pores.” As a teen I had very oily skin and awful blackheads. As an adult I’m glad that I had the oily skin since I’ve aged better because of it but the blackheads led to large pores that have plagued me all my life. So any time a product promises to help with pores I’m going to want to try it.

What makes this toner stand out is that it’s an alcohol-free toner that will smoothe skin while helping with moisture. It uses U.S. grown organic aronia berries which is one of the highest antioxidant fruits ever. It helps reduce the look of fine lines too. Now we all know that the pores aren’t going away so the best we can hope for is that they appear like they aren’t there. It contains Rose Water, Aronia Berry Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Glucoside.

Rose water – the steamed distillate of Rosa Damascena flower – hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and calming.

Aronia Berry extract – Contains the highest recorded antioxidant concentration of any fruit or vegetable.

Sodium Hyaluronate – the salt form of skin-identical hyaluronic acid – which can help boost skin’s moisture content and prevent moisture loss.

Ascorbyl Glucoside – a stable form of vitamin C and glucose – a combination that functions as an antioxidant to help skin preserve key substances needed to look younger and brighter.

FarmHouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Toner

The smell is really delightful. I don’t care for rose so at first I was hesitant but it’s the berry that comes through. While you can spray it on during the day I like to use it on a cotton pad in the morning before moisturizer. FarmHouse Fresh is a brand that I totally trust, one that is 99% NATURAL | VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | NO PARABENS | NO SULFATES | NO PHTHALATES. Yes, you want this and need it!

Schick Intuition f.a.b.

Now the last is the Schick® Intuition® f.a.b.™. I don’t know how I lived without this. I received it and put it aside for a while since a razor is a razor is a razor. But this has two completely different blades in it so the concept of shaving has been turned on its head.

The unique razor head shaves both forwards and backwards. For someone who wasn’t encouraged to shave I never really knew if I was doing it right. But now I know and this head is the bomb. If you don’t want to buy the whole razor you’ll find that the razor head fits Venus razors too. I’ve already ordered refill blades.

Schick Intuition f.a.b. razor

The bi-directional blades allow you to shave either up or down without even lifting the razor. I admit that I have to shave certain areas on my face. I have dark, thick hairs that make me feel like people are staring at me. So about three times a week I shave those hairs. To get close to my nose I can now shave up! You don’t know how easy it makes it for me now.

The Schick® Intuition® f.a.b.™ razor makes shaving everywhere easier and almost enjoyable. No woman wants to shave legs, underarms or face but most of us need to. Might as well use a unique razor that was made with us in mind.

What are your May musts? I’m sure all 3 of these will be June musts for me too.  —  Marcia

Why I’m loving the Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair from MUAC

As many of you know from reading Beauty Info Zone for the last 9 years I am a bit of an eye cream junkie. When we started the blog I wasn’t that obsessed with eye cream but with age comes wisdom. I don’t necessarily want my eyes to show that wisdom so taking care of them has become ever important.

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

I have an arsenal of eye creams and I usually will pick one to use for 30 days and switch to another. There are a few staples in my life and Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair is one of them. This is sold only at Makeup Artists Choice, aka MUAC, and when an online friend recommended it I instantly ordered. One of the nice things about this balm is that you can buy a sample 3 gr size for only $7. Since shipping costs the same for the full size of 1 oz that’s what I went for ($39.50)

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair is not a cream, is not a serum, is not a gel. It’s a thick balm through and through. I’ve been using this on and off for the past three months at night and have finished about 1/3 of the jar. I’ve stopped and tested others too so I’d say it’s closer to two months worth of this gem. (I didn’t remember to take a picture of this when new so what you see is my current used jar).

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

This is loaded with multi-actives and I’m impressed with so many of these: ReguAge, Squalane, Matrixyl, Co Enzyme Q10, Soy Proteins, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), DMAE, Oxygenating Saccharomyces Lysate, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Green Tea Extract. A long time ago Lisa had discovered a similar product called The Millionairess (or maybe it was just Millionairess) and it was one of my first loves. They went out of business without a word and I missed the heck out of that eye balm. I’ve been searching ever since and have found some balms I like but this one is the closest and best.

Let’s get down to the reason why I like this so much. It’s not just that it moisturizes under my eyes. It’s not just that it helps with those fine lines and crows feet. It’s that my under eye area is softened by Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair. Softening it takes away the “wisdom” lines that I see on so many in my age group. I’d love to be able to afford plastic surgery but I actually think that would make me look a little older for a while. This is just natural and helps soften and hydrate the area under my eyes.

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

I need the tiniest amount as you can see above. That’s enough for both of my eyes. I warm it between two fingers so it’s more cream-like and then massage it gently on. I prefer to use this at night rather than during the day. I want all those great ingredients to have time to sink in and stay effective.

I still use other eye creams especially during the day but most nights my eyes crave a rich, healing, oxygenating, and hydating product.

Makeup Artists Choice Transforming Anti Aging Eye Repair

There are often coupon codes for MUAC that you should search for. Right after I ordered this a friend found one that I should have used. I’m not sorry I didn’t wait though since I know that I’ll be purchasing this again.  —  Marcia

 

Ingredient Benefits:

ReguAge 
(rice bran and soy proteins, oxido reductases)
Important new skin treatment active that reduces dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. It improves micro-circulation, strengthens native collagen and elastin matrix, and reduces the presence of free radicals to delay the visible signs of premature cell aging.

Matrixyl – Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 4 – Reduces surface wrinkles, improves skin firmness.  Clinicals show 68% reduction of deep surface wrinkles in 60 days

Hyaluronic acid  helps to reduce spider veins, deeply hydrates, and plumps fine lines in any climate. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times in weight in water and is used in most hospital burn units

DMAE – skin firming

Squalane – a lipid with antioxidant qualities

Co Enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) – powerful anti-oxidant to fight free radicals

Saccharomyces Lysate extract  Stimulates oxygen consumption and combats irritation; helps in tissue regeneration.

Vitamins E 

Retinyl Palmitate – Vitamin A with light deflecting properties

Green Tea Extract – antioxidant, calming skin active

Winding down May with a great edition of Fashion Flash

Welcome to the Beauty Info Zone week for Fashion Flash. It’s been a long time since we’ve had the pleasure of being able to host this and we’re very glad to be back. This week we’ve got a little of everything from your favorite over 40 bloggers. No matter what you like – fashion, travel, beauty, health – you are going to find it here. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy these great articles.
Which makeup brush should you use on your cheeks, and where? Sheila from Painted Ladies explains the use of different makeup brushes for blush, contour and highlight.
Prime Beauty has the answer to your aches and pains with these three Village Naturals Therapy products that cost only $15!
Do you have medium skin tone? Are you still looking for the perfect foundation match?  Never Say Die Beauty suggests checking out new Stellar Beauty that specializes in foundation and concealer for medium skin tone based on undertones</a> for a seamless match.
Inka of Glamour Granny Travels invites you to enjoy lavender season in Provence.
Melanie from Society Wellness looks at the “other ingredients” on your supplement bottle.

Fall Prevention Exercises! May is Osteoporosis month and Certified Health Coach & Exercise Physiologist from www.mirabaiholland.com can’t say enough about this debilitating yet largely preventable bone disease.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of “Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life,” wants you to think about these five simple steps you should start to make as you inch towards — or hop over — the age of 50 to live your best life ever!
A great dry shampoo doesn’t have to break the bank. Head over to Notes from My Dressing Table and let Erika tell you about her favorite, budget friendly dry shampoos.
 Are you over 40 and struggling with dating? This week on Ladies Road Map Podcast, we interview, dating expert, Murielle Fellouse who shares her wisdom and helps women find and raise their self confidence and self worth in life and dating.
Janise from Mama in Heels shares how you can pull off a new but old trend that looks good on every body type.
Memorial Day is the start of great long days in the sun. Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at ways to enjoy your summer without aging your skin.
 
When you have to wash your hair, you want the very best and the gentlest ways of protecting it. Check out Beauty Info Zone’s latest ways to take care of hair.
Everybody seems to know somebody with a peanut allergy these days. Jackie Silver Style discovered something amazing…

Giveaways for a springy Sunday Scoop

This week’s Sunday Scoop includes two parts – what you see each Sunday with the giveaways listed by end date and after that a recap of Life’s A Beach Blog Hop. As you may (or may not) know I don’t list money giveaways for under $20 and I rarely have anything to do with babies and children. Other than that I think you’ll find plenty of giveaways to enter. Have a beautiful week and I hope sunshine is part of it.  —  Marcia

BEAUTY INFO ZONE’S GIVEAWAYS

5/24  CELAVIVE SERUM  –  1 US winner

5/29  LIFE IS A BEACH, MAKEUP GEEK COSMETICS  –  highlighter compact, bronzer compact, eyeshadow pan, liquid lipstick. US/Can

Winner’s Circle  –  Julie W is the winner of the three Love Peace & Beauty items.

BEAUTY GIVEAWAYS

5/20  The Mom Maven  –   Plexus Joy?me Skincare Sample Pack, 2 win, US

5/21  The Quirky Mom  –  Two (2) winners will receive one 1.7-ounce Eco Elicina Nourishing Cream and Elicina pocket. Open to US only.

5/21  A Very Sweet Blog  –  Murad Active Retinol Renewal Kit, WW

enter daily through 5/31 –  Emme Diane  – skincare product

5/22  The Jedi Wife  –  MustaeV Mood Therapy 4-Piece Mask Set, WW

5/22  My Style Spot  –  LushLash Eyelash Growth Serum, US

5/23  Shop With Me Mama  –  MelodySusie Travel Toiletry Bag, US

5/23  Posh in Progress  –  $500 Sephora g.c.

5/23  Coastal Scents  – 3 winners, Revealed 3 Eyehshadow Palette

5/23  Finch n Wren  –  Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Set Giveaway, US

5/23  My Style Spot  –  BedHead curling wand, US

5/24  Deal Maxx  –  Perfectly Pampered Burt’s Bees Spa Gift Basket, US

5/24  Glamor and Gloss  –  full size and sample size cosmetics, US/Can

5/24  Beauty Drama Queen  –  Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. Open to UK & EU only.

5/24  P & G  –  products from Olay, Secret and Head & Shoulders, US

5/25  The Teeny Tiny Tout Faire  –  Pop beauty “Pop Portfolio” brown shades eyeshadow palette, NYX “Ultimate” electric, Ardell “Hydra” red lipstic,  Deborah Milano “Sporty Yellow” nail polish , animal-faces shaped face sheets by Berrisom. US/EU

5/26  Beauty 4 Free 2 U  –  Lancome products: 2 Color Design Eyeshadows, 3 Juicy Tubes, 2 Ombre Hypnose Stylos, and 3 L’absolu Glosses. US

5/26  Moms Own Words  –  ZenMed Essential Eye Serum, US

5/26  Fashionista Budget  –  Sephora Collection Snow Glow Face Palette, WW

5/27  Chat With Vera  –  InLight Beauty Indulgence Collection (samples) Value $39 #organicskincare US

PRODUCTS TO WIN

5/20  Omega Juicers  –  Omega blender US

5/21  Deal Maxx  –  A Kodak Dock & Wi-Fi 4×6” Photo Printer, US

5/21  Hedgecomber  –  Three Month Coffee Subscription with Blue Coffee Box, US

5/21  Extra TV  –  5 winners, ION360 phone case, US

5/21  Mommy Katie  –  5 win, Clipa2 Purse Hooks. US

5/21  Make Use Of  –  Fitbit Versa, WW

5/22  Crystal and Comp  –  Softsoap Earth Blends Package, US

5/22  iDrop News  –  Apple TV, WW

5/22  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Le Creuset 4 quart oval casserole, US/Can

5/22  Spectred Art  –  spring accessories (mug, notebook, zip pouch), WW

5/22  Extra TV  –  5 winners, myCharge HubMax Portable Charger, US

5/23  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System, US/Can

5/23  Sleepopolis  –  Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress to one lucky winner (you choose the size), but as a special treat, we’ll have some runners up prizes as well! Second place will get a set of Brooklyn Bedding sheets, and third place will get a set of Brooklyn Bedding pillows! US

5/23  My Beauty Bunny  –  10 winners, American Pillowcase – 2 standard pillowcases and 2 standard pillow protectors, US

5/23  Extra TV  – 5 winners, pair of sunglasses from Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection with Tura eyewear company. The L.A.M.B. LA522 sunglasses retail for $229 and feature black tortoise cat-eye frames with a gold metal inlay. US

5/23  As The Bunny Hops  –  $100 e gift card to WaxingPoetic.com

5/24  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Breville 4 Slice Toaster, US/Can

5/24  Life and Style  –  Backstage Creations Festival Trends Swag Bag filled with a coffeemaker, designer bathing suit, sunglasses, and much more. US

5/24  Mom Does Reviews  –  $100 in assorted candy from R.M. Palmer, US

5/24  My Subscription Addiction  –  one year subscription to Little Life Box (healthy alternatives), US

5/24  USA Love List  –  Liberty Tabletop’s Pearl Steak Knife Set One lucky reader will receive: 12 Deluxe Steak Knives and one solid wood Sycamore Chest. US

5/24  Unique Vintage  –  $1000 gc to Unique Vintage clothes, US

5/24  Candace Corey  –   One Liz Claiborne bag from JCPenney

5/25  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Keurig Single Serve Pod Coffee Maker, US/Can

5/25  Mattress Clairty  –  Layla Mattress (size of your choice), US

5/25  Life Food Family  –  Star Wars Gift Pack Inspired by Han Solo

5/25  Cheryl DeMarco  –  Enter for a chance to win a customized pair of Swarovski Converse, Adidas, Nike, or Superga. There will be 3 winners, each winning a pair worth at least $125. WW

5/26  Deals Among Us  –  Cremo All Season Blue Cedar & Cypress Body Wash – us

5/26  Flamme Candles  –  Enter now to win a Venus et Fleur Lé Petite™ Eternity Arrangement [$150 Value] “Real Roses That Last A Year.”

5/26  Cheese Curd in Paradise  –  Kitchen Aid 5 Qt Stand Mixer, WW

5/26  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Classic Nonstick Edge Knife Set, US/Can

5/27  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Coffee Demand Coffee Maker, US/Can

5/27  Rasa Malaysia  –  Le Creuset Cast Iron 5 quart Round Braiser, US

5/27  Rasa Malaysia  –  Le Creuset Nonstick Stir Fry 12 inch pan, US

5/27  Kudosz  –  Win a Graduation Sweet Success Gift Basket! Help them celebrate their sweet success with a savory selection of cookies and snacks combined with a keepsake Graduation Monkey and Graduation Day photo frame. Professionally designed and shrink wrapped in an attractive willow gift basket and completed with ribbon and bow. US

5/27  Tenors Music  –  Breville Smart Tea Infuser, US/Can

5/27  Sleep Zoo  –  BedJet V2 Dual Zone (temperature control), US

5/27  Mama Dews  –  Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler, US

MONEY – IT FITS

Daily through 6/2  Poppy Sweeps  –  $50 Amazon

5/20  ||  Make Life Lovely, $50 Oriental Trading g.c., US  ||  Tamara Camera Blog, $100 Visa, US  ||  Alicia Tenise, $100 Visa and a set of coasters from Anthropologie, US  ||  Alicia Tenise, 5 winners, $25 Dunkin Donuts, US  ||  Not So Average Mom, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

5/21  ||  Cloud Mom, $25 Gap, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $50 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Akron Ohio Moms, $25 McDonalds, US  ||  Terri Long, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Strange Daze Indeed, $50 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Thrifty Jinxy, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Giveaway Guy 1, $30 Amazon, US  ||  Giveaway Guy 2, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Powered by Mom, $60 g.c. or paypal, WW  ||  Sandy Ala Mode, $1000 Gucci g.c., WW  ||  Book Briefs, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Paulette’s Papers 2, $50 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Paulette’s Papers, 2 winners, $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gc, US  ||

5/22  ||  Votigo, 20 win, $100 gc to Walmart, Amazon, CVS, Rite Aid, Target or Walgreens, US/Can  ||  Plow & Hearth, $250 Plow & Hearth g.c. for outdoor equipment, US  || We Got The Funk, $50 paypal, Target or Walmart  ||

5/23  ||  Java John Z, $200 Amazon, WW  ||  Farm Journal, 10 winners, $500 Amazon, US  ||  Safety Restore, $300 Visa, US  ||  SmartStop Self Storage, $500 Amazon, US  ||  Try It, Like It, $65 Amazon or paypal  || The B Keeps Us Honest, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

5/24  ||  Silver Dagger, $50 Amazon  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Cherry Blossoms, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  My Boys and Their Toys, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  To The Motherhood, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Book Briefs, $20 Amazon, US  ||

5/25  ||  Katherine’s Corner, $75 Target, US  ||  Deals Among Us, $75 Target, US/Can  ||  Extra TV, $100 Champion g.c., US  ||

5/26  ||  The Beat, $200 Home Depot, US/Can  ||  Stacking My Bookshelves, $25 Amazon  ||  Spotify, $250 Amazon, WW  ||

5/27  ||  The Mommyhood Chronicles, $50 Fandango, US  ||  Baby Gizmo, $250 Amazon  ||  Beck Valley Books 1, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Beck Valley Books 2, $25 paypal, WW  ||

 

LIFE IS A BEACH RECAP

The recap isn’t every single giveaway as I don’t write up money giveaways under $20 or prizes for children.

BEAUTY

Beauty Info Zone  –   Makeup Geek Cosmetics (liquid lipstick, bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadow), US/Can

Mommy’s Block Party  –  AVON Anew Glow Collection + $25.00 LuLaRoe Credit, US

Style Me Fantasy  –  $20 Ulta Gift Card, US

PRODUCTS

The Kids Did It  –  Thirty One Gifts Sand N’ Shore Thermal Tote and one Summer Days Towel, US

The Mommy Island  –  Thirty One Gifts Sand N’ Shore Thermal Tote and one Summer Days Towel, US

Still Blonde  –   $120 Gift Basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, US

Broken Tepee  –  box of books, US

Living Smart Girl  –  Fitness Fun Box, US

Beautiful Touches  –  Set of PeachSkin sheets, US

Simply Sherryl  –  Sand Free Beach Mat or a $20.00 in Amazon or PayPal, WW

Finding Sanity  –  INEVIFIT Kitchen Scale, US

My Silly Little Gang  –  40 ct. pkg of Two Rivers Mega Coffee single serve cups, US

The Homespun Chics  –  Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler Giveaway, US

My Style Spot  –  Red Clutch Wallet and Blue Gemstone Necklace, US

Utterly Amazing  –  Erin Condren Journal, US

Rita Reviews  –  Amazon Echo Dot, US

Sara Lee’s Deals and Steals  –  Nostalgic Candy Club box, US

LauraLi’s Blog  –  EZVIZ Mini O Pink Camera (with video), US

Reviewz and Newz  –  L-shaped desk from Ameriwood Homes, US

How Was Your Day?  –  Chamilia Bracelet Set, US

Style On Main  –  Anchors Aweigh Infinity Scarf, US

Home Jobs by Mom  –  Kinzd Men’s Wallet, US

MONEY

Lindsey Blogs  –  $25 Amazon and $5 Starbucks gc, US ||  Sunshine & Roller Coasters  –  $25 Amazon or paypal, US  (It might be $20 though)  ||  Shopping Kim  –  $30 to ShoptheStyle.com, US  ||  The Moody Blonde  – $50 Amazon, US  ||  Win Win Win  –  $20 Amazon, WW  ||   Three Boys and An Old Lady  –  $25 Visa, WW  ||  Parenting in Progress  – $20 Amazon, US  ||  Stacking My Bookshelves  –  $20 Amazon, WW  ||  A Modern Day Fairy Tale –  Starbucks gc but no amount given, US  ||  Silver Dagger  –  $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Susie’s Reviews  –  $20 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Diva’s News and Reviews  –  $25 paypal, WW  ||  Hanna Marie Lei  –  $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Freebies Deals and Steals  –  $20 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Busy Being Jennifer  –  Winners Choice Gift Card – $25 to Etsy or Amazon or Starbucks, US  ||  Angie’s Angles  –  $20 paypal, WW  ||  Mom the Magnificent  –  $40 Amazon, US  ||  The Jersey Momma  –  $25 Visa, US  ||

 

 

Pop Beauty knows how to have fun with cosmetics

We’ve reviewed Pop Beauty in the past and have always found that it’s a line that is for those who love to have fun with makeup. They have some beautiful cosmetics and they also have some funky cosmetics. They really mix things up. It’s not a line for everyone but it is a line that is reasonably priced and has great colors that are beautifully pigment. For the spring/summer they’ve created a line of products that are perfect for parties and music festivals.

Today we’re all about their Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powders and their liquid glitter eyeshadows, Flashshadow.

samples

LISA LOVES POP BEAUTY PRISMATIC POP ILLUMINATING POWDERS:

pop beauty’s Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powders

Marcia previously reviewed four of pop beauty’s Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powders ($12) – Celestial Light, Lunar Light, Stellar Light, and Gilded Light. These beauties are fabulous powder highlighters that give skin a gorgeous glow.

pop beauty Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powders.

Prismatic Pop Illuminators also come in two more shades – one is a blush, Royal Rose, and the other is a blush/bronzer, Bronze Boom.  

pop beauty’s Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powders in Royal Rose and Bronze Boom

Like the ‘Light’ highlighters, Royal Rose and Bronze Boom are very similar to much more expensive products – they have a very silky texture and don’t have any glittery fallout. The color is blendable and glowy. For $12 I think these are a total steal.

pop beauty’s Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powder in Royal Rose

pop beauty’s Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powder in Royal Rose

pop beauty’s Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powder in Bronze Boom

pop beauty’s Prismatic Pop Illuminating Powder in Bronze Boom

 

 Royal Rose is more pink than rose and it really brightens up my complexion. Bronze Boom is a lovely bronze that looks amazing paired with Royal Rose. I like to put Royal Rose on the apple of my cheeks, then sweep Bronze Boom underneath to contour. It’s an awesome contrast that works great together.

pop beauty Royal Rose and Bronze Boom swatches

pop beauty Royal Rose and Bronze Boom swatches

MARCIA IS FASCINATED BY THE 4 FLASHSHADOW LIQUID EYESHADOWS:

I can’t say that I love these but I can say that I’m fascinated with Flashshadow. If I were 20 years younger I’d be wearing these for every outing that didn’t involve work. The 4 Flashshadow shades are pure glitter but they last and last. They aren’t going anywhere and there isn’t much fallout if you are careful about your application. They are probably the most fun eyeshadows I’ve tried in years.

POP Beauty Flashshadow Liquid Eyeshadows

The 4 shades are

Cosmic Confetti – Silver/ Multicolored glitter

Naked Glitz – Rose gold base with silver and gold glitters

POP Beauty Flashshadow Liquid Eyeshadows

Crushed Copper – Red/orange base with silver glitter

Black Dazzle – Black base with silver glitter

POP Beauty Flashshadows: Black Dazzle, Crushed Copper, Cosmic Confetti, Naked Glitz

Being a liquid eyeshadow they don’t drop glitter on your face. You have time to apply and smooth out and then just let it set. If you don’t rub your eyes they’ll last through any party. Of course they’ll need a dedicated eye makeup remover when the night has come to it’s end but even then they come off pretty easily. These are not your typical eyeshadows (obviously) but they are pretty interesting for those of you who love to shine!

 
For a wonderful glow that makes skin, eyes, and lips POP without breaking the bank, pop beauty is most definitely a line to check out! You can find pop beauty online on their website as well as in store at select Rite Aid, Walgreens and Duane Reade stores. Watch for a pop beauty giveaway on Beauty Info Zone for a slew of other fun and interesting products.

Annmarie Probiotic Serum with Tremella: Bio Facial Elixir

Annmarie Skin Care is a great natural skin care line that we have reviewed many times and I recently received a small sample of their latest skin care product to try, the Probiotic Serum with Tremella: Bio Facial Elixir (full size 15ml $69). This is a very interesting treatment serum with excellent ingredients that you don’t see often – intriguing stuff!

Annmarie Skin Care Probiotic Serum with Tremella: Bio Facial Elixir

sample

So here is the science info:  probiotic skin care has natural, helpful bacteria that is beneficial for skin. The Probiotic Serum with Tremella has olive leaf extract and astaxanthin as antioxidants, and tremella, which you may have never heard of. This is a Chinese mushroom which is a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid. It also gives the serum a very earthy scent that you will either love or dislike.

Annmarie Skin Care Probiotic Serum with Tremella: Bio Facial Elixir

Annmarie Skin Care Probiotic Serum with Tremella: Bio Facial Elixir

This is a very friendly serum, working for all skin types including very sensitive skin. It hydrates like you wouldn’t believe. Check out my before and after of my hand – these are immediate results. I took my swatch shot, then just blended in the serum, and look at how smooth my skin was. It’s an incredibly effective serum. Skin is plumped and happy all day long. If you love the scent, which doesn’t bother me at all by the way – it smells very natural and it fades quickly – then you will love this serum.

You can find Annmarie Skin Care online at their website, shop.annmariegianni.com.  – Lisa

Ingredients: *Aloe vera juice, probiotic ferment, *squalane, *tremella mushroom extract, plankton extract, fermented olive leaf extract, *aloe vera juice infused with herbs (*nettle leaves, *comfrey leaves, *plantago leaves, *dandelion leaves, *olive leaves), aspen bark extract, *glycerin, *tamanu oil, *avocado oil, superoxide dismutase, camellia leaf extract, essential oils of sacred frankincense and vetiver, carrageenan [chondrus crispus], astaxanthin, *rosemary extract, non-GMO xanthan gum. *Organically grown or wildcrafted