Ailihen Audio Headphones – a great gift for kids

Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones

I admit that I’m the grandmother that spoils her grandchildren rotten. I wouldn’t be surprised if my son and daughter-in-law hate it but I just can’t resist. Even though we don’t write about kids often on Beauty Info Zone I just couldn’t say no when Ailihen offered me a set of HD850 Kids Headphones. They came just before Christmas which was too late for me to write them up but it’s not too late to think about Valentine’s Day – another day I’m sure to spoil them!

Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones – first look

I will brag first about my two little ones. Nate is 6.5 and the cutest, brightest kid I know. His smile twists me in half and he knows how to use it to get his way. Talia is newly 4 and a sweet, shy half girly girl/half tomboy who has me wrapped around her little finger. She tells me what to do and I do it. Can’t help it!

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Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones – how cool!

When I gave Nate these great Ailihen Kids Headphones to try out that smile came out strongly. Luckily it wasn’t something from Shopkins or I’d have had to give his sister a pair too.

Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones – he likes it

Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones

The headphones come in so many colors that one is sure to please everyone who can use one. What makes these perfect for children is found on Amazon:

  • CHILD SAFE HEADPHONES – Volume is limited to a kid safe level of 93 dB that will well protect young children hearing. Custom designed for toddlers and youth teens ages 3 and up.
  • SHARE PORT DESIGN – The HD850 headphones has a standard 3.5 AUX output on the right side where can connect another headsets and share the video/music with your friends when you are watching/listening.
  • DURABLE, BENDABLE AND STRETCHABLE FUN – Made of twistable soft touch material and tangle-free nylon cable, perfect gifts to your boys and girls. One less thing parents have to replace!
  • COMFORT AND PORTABLE – Adjustable headband fits growing kids, with super soft ear pads swivel 90°folding for maximum comfort and easy storage.
  • LONG WARRANTY – 30 days money back guaranteeing and 365 days warranty with friendly customer service support.

    Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones

    Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones


The Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones (only $19.95) are great to use with computers, laptops, and kid appropriate Kindles, and can be connected to other headphones for sharing. Just think of the quiet times when your kids are on the computer with parent approved games. They are excellent since they are soft and flexible. The ear cups are comfortable – they fit me fine too so they are good for all ages. Since it controls the volume your child can hear through them they are much safer than you allowing them to use any others. My granddaughter hates loud noises but she wore these watching a movie and it blocked out the noise that would normally scare her.

Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones – seal of approval!

Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones – discount voucher

If you have birthday, Valentine’s, Easter or other occasions coming up that you give gifts you’ll want to consider this safe set of Ailihen HD850 Kids Headphones sold at Amazon. They’ll be unique and not just another Hot Wheels car or Barbie doll to get lost in the pile.  — Marcia


Fashion Flash for January reading delight


Erica from Notes From My Dressing Table has the winter blues as you can see by her picture but she’s still a wonderful hostess for the newest Fashion Flash article. She’s sharing 9 blog posts that cover the gamut of beauty and lifestyle for us all to read and delight in. These should perk her and us up!

The Sunday Scoop giveaways for mid January including a new giveaway!

It’s Mid January which is not my favorite time of year even though I just celebrated a birthday and my husband’s is this week. But health issues always seem to get in the way this time of year. Let’s cheer things up though and try to win products. I even have a giveaway at the bottom of today’s post so be sure to enter that. Jeepers, It’s January ends this week on 1/17 so I’ve included my recap of the prizes. I hope you are healthy and happy and a winner this week.  —  Marcia


1/15  NEOCELL SKIN HYDRATOR  –  3 US winners


1/22  KEUNE HAIRCARE  –  2 US winners, 2 products each

1/28  BEAUTY INFO ZONE POLL GIVEAWAY  –  1 winner, US/Can, 2 cosmetic products

Winner’s circle:  Patty W won the Kneipp Skincare and Jennifer R won the Pantone colors giveaway. Congratulations to both.


Geniabeme  –  ? on date –  Juvia Place Eyeshadow Palette, US

1/14  –  $500 to AuNaturale Cosmetics

1/14  RewardsFuel  –  Sephora Skincare bundle, US

1/14  Dave Lackie  –  Clarins Face Contouring Palette, WW

1/14  Holster Brands  –  The Royce Flat Iron and a Hot Iron Holster Original, but the entire basket including a Wet Brush, Braid Styling Powder, Mousse, Topsy Tail and hair elastics! US

? Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Matcha Green Tea + Lemongrass + Ginger Sugar Scrub, US

1/15  Amazing Cosmetics  –  Let It Glow Kit and Zang Toi Eyeshadow palette, 3 winners, US

1/15  Extra TV  – 5 winners, Orogold Cosmetics, 24K Bio-Brightening Pigment Balancing Mask, US

1/15  Caroline Hirons  –  MUN SKINCARE COLLECTION, WW


1/16  Top Box  –  beauty box with products from Bare Minerals, Belif, Biore, Cake, Delectable, Dove, Garnier, Glamglow and many more

1/17  Beauty 4 Free 2 U  –  Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette

1/17  Blushing Noir  –  Year End big beauty giveaway, WW

1/17  The Monarch Mommy –  Les Products de MaYa Winter Essentials, US/Can

1/17  Cirque Colors  –  POP, FIZZ, CLINK! Trio Polishes, to all countries except the following: Brazil, India, Italy and Russia, 5 winners

1/17  My Subscription Addiction  –  3 months of the Medusa Makeup Subscription, US

1/18  Dave Lackie  –  shu uemura Peach’s favourite premium travel brush set, WW

1/18  Story of Five  – 19 items from Birchbox, US

1/18  Mommies with Cents  –  Rodan & Field sample pack, US

1/18  Extra TV  –  $150 gift card to, Frudia Skincare Line, and a JuvaLips lip plumper, US

1/18  Dave Lackie  – Armani fragrance and makeup set WW


1/19  Kicking It With Kelly  –  a 6-Pack of DirtyBird Energy Soaps, US

1/20  Danielle Rae  –  2 winners, makeup giveaway, WW

1/20  All Beautiful Mommies  –  Doux Hair Care, US

1/20  The Beauty Store UK  –  Titanium Styling Iron

1/20  Budget Fashionista  –  Clinique Go Go Eyes Set, WW

1/20  She Finds  –  New Year New You prizes from Aha Life, Winky Lux, Sole Serum, Bright Cellars and more, US


1/14  Kudosz  – The Starbucks gift box assortment is the perfect way to enjoy a coffee break. This coffee travel box includes Starbucks Verona Coffee, Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee, Starbucks Cafe Estima, Starbucks House Blend Coffee, Starbucks VIA Italian Roast Coffee, Starbucks Vanilla Almond Biscotti, and a Travel Mug. US

1/14  Avocado Pesto  –  Wolf Gourmet Countertop Oven, US

1/15  Mama The Fox  –   a 4 pack of Heat Pads from Sunshine Pillows, US

1/15  Susie’s Reviews  –  Sbode IPX7 Waterproof Wireless Earbuds, US

1/15  She is Lovely  –  Case App for phone, US

1/15  A Small Village  –  winner’s choice of a pair of boots in any style from AMI Clubwear, US

1/15  Savvy Socks  – 10 pack of Savvy Socks plus other winners, US

1/15  Everyday Gizmos  –  Deiss PRO Wing Corkscrew Wine Opener, US

1/15  Emily Enchanted  –  Winter FabFitFun Box, US

1/15  Inspirations and Celebrations  –  iPhone X, US

1/16  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Kitchenaid Diamond Vortex Blender, US/Can

1/16  Viral Sweep  –  Air Fryer with cookbook, US

1/16  Thrifty Nifty Mommy  –  GoWise 8 Qt. Copper 12-in-1 Pressure Cooker, US

1/16  Circulon  –  WIN 1 of 5 Circulon cookware sets of your choice: Ultimum, Symmetry Chocolate, Momentum Hard Anodized, or Innovatum Stainless Steel.  US

1/16  Sprinkle Sisters  –  Valentine’s Day Sprinkle collection, US

1/17  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Breville Ikon Cordless Tea Kettle, US/Can

1/17  Fashion Beyond Forty  –  PeachSkin Sheet Set, US

1/17  Shop with Kendallyn  –  The Bow & Arrow Candle Co. 15 oz soy candle, US

1/17  Box Roundup  –  Goddess Garden Aromatherapy Bracelet, US

1/17  Fab Over Fifty  –  book “The Longevity Diet”. US

1/17  Nton Power  –  mini travel power strip, US/Can

1/18  Life in a Breakdown  –  Banksy Style Print From ArtYourFace US

1/18  Deals Among Us  –  Brush Naked Toothpaste and Toothbrush Set! US/Can

1/18  Hungry Hobby  –  6 Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Crockpot US

1/18  Could I Have That  –  $500 credit to Taryn Rose

1/19  SAHM Reviews  –  book “For Better or Worse” US

1/19  Deals Among Us  –  Hollywood Swag Bag Honoring Golden Globes Weekend, US

1/20  iDrop News  –  MacBook Pro Giveaway

1/20  Modern Castle  –  4 different hand held vacuums, US

1/20  Thrifty Nifty Mommy  –  different fitness products, US

1/21  It’s Our Fab Flash Life  –  Rose gold 64gb Iphone 8, US

1/21  Recipe Lion  –  Ayesha Curry Stainless Steel Cookware Set, US/Can

1/21  Recipe Lion  –  American Heirloom Galaxy Cutting Board, US/Can

1/21  The Best Dessert Recipes  –  Cake Boss Airbrushing Kit, US/Can

1/21 Shoplet  –  Office Snax Winter Snack Bundle, US

1/21  Beauty In The Bag  –  3 winners, Arivale Weight Loss Kit, US but not NY


1/14  ||  Drink Orgain, $50 Target, US  ||  Conservamom, $25 Visa GC and Love Bug Probiotics, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $25 Amazon plus more, WW  ||

1/15  ||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Candid Cover, $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Craves the Angst, $25 Amazon and a Kindle, US  ||  Rita Reviews, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Sonya’s Happenings, $25 iTunes, Amazon or Paypal, WW  ||  Dear Crissy, $50 Amazon  ||  Ginger Casa, $20 Target, US  ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $100 Disney g.c., US  ||  About a Mom, $100 Disney g.c., US  ||  Simply Stacie, $50 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Africa’s Blog, $50 paypal or Amazon, WW  ||  Common Sense Hints, $100 Target  ||  Aaron Reck, $25 paypal or Amazon  ||  Woman of Many Roles, $25 Visa, US  ||

1/16  ||  Win It, $50 Amazon and Lovely Candy Company candies, US  ||  The Mommyhood Chronicles, $25 CVS, US  ||  Brie Brie Blooms, $25 Kroger gc and one month’s supply of BodyArmor Super Water, US  ||  Chemistry Cachet, $75 Amazon, WW  ||  Deal Wiki, $1000 Amazon, US  ||  Money Can Buy Lipstick, $750 Amazon, WW  ||  Giveaway Promote, $100 Amazon, WW  ||

1/17  ||  Deliciously Savvy, $200 Amazon, WW  ||  My Rays of Sunshine, Stevia in the Raw product sample and $25 Visa gc, US  ||

1/18  ||  Story of Five, $500 Amazon, WW  ||  Pretty Loved, $500 Amazon, US  ||

1/19  ||  Homeschool Insights, $150 Old Navy (and co.) gc, WW  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $100 Best Buy, US/Can  ||

1/20  ||  Refinery 29, $1000 to Free People, US  ||  The Mommyhood Chronicles, $25 CVS and 3 CVS Natural Health Products, US  ||  Southern Mom Loves, $20 paypal, WW  ||

1/21  ||  Susan’s Disney Family, $100 Disney g.c., US  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $20 Subway, US  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $20 Old Navy/Gap/Banana R gc, US  || Deliciously Savvy, $50 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Strange Daze Indeed, $50 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Crayons and Cravings, $500 AmEx gc, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $50 Amazon or Paypal  ||



1/17 JEEPERS IT’S JANUARY break down  –  I didn’t include baby & kid items, books, $5 – 10 gc or items I just wasn’t crazy about myself (LOL)


The Monarch Mommy  –  Les Products de MaYa Winter Essentials, US/Can

A Petite Mama,  –  2 Korean facial masks and a hand cream, US

Angie’s Angles  –  Maybelline Rock Nudes e/s palette, Dry Makeup Brush Cleaner, US

Erica Ever After  –  Perfectly Posh Fizi Bath Bomb 6 Pack, US

Holly Bee Tells  –  Lipsense Gloss, US

Art and Tree Chatter  –  Jamberry Half Sheet of Snow and Ice, WW

It’s A Jersey Thing  –  Vitabath bath bombs and packets, US/Can


Way to Good Life  –  UGEARS.US – Model U-9 Grand Prix Car AND a set of U-fidget Vehicles, US

Lindsey Blogs  –  Tilo Gray Scarf, Navy Nicole Miller Earbuds, Glitter Star Party Picks, Glitter Hair Pins, Trendy Straws, It’s All About the Lashes Travel Coffee Mug, Rodan+Fields Mini Facial, $10 Starbucks Gift Card, US

Living Smart Girl  –  Health & Fitness Goodie Box, US

Shopping Kim  –  ZAOYI Smartwatch GT08 Bluetooth Smart Watch , US

Beautiful Touches  –  Xootr Scooter ARV $249, US

Comeback Mama  –  The NixPlay Digital Frame, US/Can

Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest  –  Live Clean Hand Soap Prize Pack, including Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturing Hand Soap, Live Clean Hydrating Argan Oil Hand Soap and Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating Liquid Hand Soap. US

Box Round Up  –  Goddess Garden Aromatherapy Bracelet, US

Finding Sanity  –  Inevifit Body Analyzer Scale Giveaway, US

Momma Without A Clue  –  10 winners, one-month supply of Remarkable365’s Full Life Formula, US

Mommy’s Play Book  –  Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set, US

The Moody Blonde  –  Amy’s Pearl’s Genuine Pearl Necklace, US

Simply Sherryl  –  Smart Band with Heart Rate Monitor Fitness Activity Tracker, WW

My Crafty Zoo  –  Lugz Empire Hi CR Boots, US

My Style Spot  –  Sable Necklace, US


||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Broken Teepee, $25 paypal, WW  ||  On Honeysuckle Hill, $15 Amazon, US  ||  Miss Molly Says, $15 Amazon, US  ||  Queens NY Mom, $25 Target, US  ||  Imperfect Women, $25 Target, WW  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, 4 movie tickets (Fandango) and $20 Visa, US  ||  Literary Meandrings, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Three Boys and an Old Lady, $15 Walmart, WW  ||  Utterly Amazing, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  It’s Free At Last, $15 Amazon, WW  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $15 Paypal, WW  ||  Aging Like a Fine Wine, $25 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Doodles Doodles Everywhere, $15 Amazon, WW  ||  Hanna Marie Lei, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Practical Frugality, $15 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Chic n Savvy, $15 iTunes,  WW  || Freebies Deals and Steals, $15 paypal, WW  ||  Parenting In Progress, $20 Amazon, US  ||

GIVEAWAY:  I need some feedback on The Sunday Scoop so today’s giveaway will have two questions to answer. This will help me prepare for the next few months of this page. There is one winner (US/Can subscriber) and the giveaway will end 1/28/18 at 11:59 pm EST. If you are the winner you’ll receive a REALHER Eyeshadow Palette in “Be Your Own Kind of Beauty” (neutrals) and ARTIST COUTURE Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati (“This shimmering powder packs a high glow with a light silver and champagne iridescence, suitable only for true glow getters! This all–natural loose powder is finely milled. With versatility in use, it is suitable for light to dark skin tones. This product can be used on your face to highlight, or on your eyes, lips and body”). These are brand new of course.  Good luck! —  Marcia

RealHer “Be Your Own Kind of Beauty” e/s palette

Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder

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The magic of Masigi Pulling Oil!

Have you tried oil pulling yet? I was introduced to it a few years ago and it’s made a huge difference in my life. A few minutes every morning swishing oil around has major health benefits – it strengthens teeth, promotes healthy gums and jaw, whitens teeth, prevents bad breath, clears sinuses, and removes harmful bacteria from your mouth.  It is a fantastic health regime that you should seriously consider. I was fascinated with the pulling oil from Masigi (2 week supply is $28) because it’s made from 100% organic coconut oil and essential oils, and it comes in single serve packets – I think it’s genius.


Masigi Pulling Oil

The one thing I never liked about pulling oil is the bottle tends to get pretty messy. No matter what, it gets oily. So these ‘single serve’ packets from Masigi are perfect!

  • Our individual packets make oil pulling while on the go and traveling convenient.
  • Pre-portioned servings keeps it simple to practice oil pulling.
  • No cleanup or greasy spoons with Masigi Pulling Oil.
  • Our proprietary blends using organic essential oils provide a delicious taste for you to swish with.
  • And lastly, all the benefits that come along with the practice of oil pulling.

They are super easy to use and you can take them anywhere. I typically use mine when getting ready in the morning but sometimes I forget or just don’t have time. With the individual packets, I can easily take it with me and do my oil pulling when it’s convenient.

Masigi Fresh Pulling Oil

The Masigi Pulling Oil comes in two flavors. The FRESH blend is organic virgin coconut oil with a blend of organic peppermint and spearmint essential oils, and this is especially great for freshening breath, improving digestion, and helping with mental focus.

Masigi Boost Pulling Oil

The BOOST blend is organic virgin coconut oil with a blend of organic grapefruit, ginger, cinnamon and peppermint essential oils, which really help digestion and detoxification, as well as revving up your metabolism.

I love the simple, clean packaging and the simple, clean ingredients – just 100% organic virgin coconut oil and organic essential oils without any chemicals or preservatives. Using the pulling oil is easy. Just warm it up a bit by massaging the package with your fingers, then squeeze the oil into your mouth. Swish the oil around for as long as you can – I started out oil pulling for 5 minutes, and worked my way up to 20 minutes. I don’t stand there while swishing, I do everything I need to while getting ready for work – make my coffee, take a shower, put on my makeup. It’s great to do this in the shower because you don’t swallow the oil, you spit it out, and the shower is the perfect place to end your oil pulling session.

I really recommend oil pulling – it is a fantastic health regime that has tons of benefits. The Masigi individual packets are a great way to try it out!  You can find them online at  – Lisa

Join in the Beauty Spotlight Team’s fun and read all about the latest and greatest

There is a fabulous new makeup subscription box called Deck of Scarlet. Every two months you will receive a new makeup palette curated by a popular YouTuber. Prime Beauty got ahold of the January/February Edition!

What if you never used fragrances but suddenly found a way to enhance your life with aromatherapy? See what Marcia from Beauty Info Zone discovered that has changed it all up for her.

The New Year is a great time to revive your hair care routine! Pammy Blogs Beauty is working to repair past damage and she is loving Nexxus’s ProMend line!

Aftelier Perfumes Cuir de Gardenia, a sublime work of art, was just selected as Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog’s all-time favorite perfume. If you purchase but one perfume this year, it should be this complex beauty.

Are you in need of some amazing skincare and a new foundation at a great price? Then you need to check out Justina’s Gems review of the “>New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin collection that hits QVC this week!

Putting together a list of makeup to try in the new year? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares her favorite makeup from 2017.

Has your skin been taking a beating from the winter weather? See affordable skincare that’s available at the drugstore on Makeup Obsessed Mom’s blog.

MAKE UP FOR EVER has reformulated their eyeshadows and Christa from Realizing Beauty shares some of the stunning 121 available shades of Artist Color Shadows.

What if you never used fragrances but suddenly found a way to enhance your life with aromatherapy? See what Marcia from Beauty Info Zone discovered that has changed it all up for her.

15 Minute Beauty has begun a series, Real Beauty Addicts, to share what leaders in the beauty world recommend. Start with her first article with Dr. Lilly to see the products she loves best.

This week, Polarbelle has declared her Beauty Goals for 2018 and would love to hear yours.

Join Beauty Judy to learn how to make your own Peppermint Salt Scrub.

New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! The latest IT TSV 5-Piece Collection #NewYearNewConfidence

Set an alarm, write yourself a note, put a sticky note on your mirror…on January 13th, 2018 you are going to want to order the QVC Today’s Special Value because it’s a good one!

IT Cosmetics’ New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! 5-Piece Collection gives you the power to reveal your most beautiful skin! This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Saturday, January 13, 2018 at midnight (ET) and will be offered for one day only! A305722 for single delivery, A309849 for auto-delivery


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This awesome set has five must-have items from IT Cosmetics, including three skin care products, a foundation, and a foundation brush.  

I love the Confidence in a Cleanser and have gone through at least three giant tubes. The first time I used this, I was concerned that a cleanser/serum wouldn’t completely cleanse all of my makeup since I tend to use full coverage products. If I don’t fully cleanse my skin I get some mean breakouts. I also thought it might be too heavy for my t-zone slightly oily skin. However, I was pleasantly surprised – this is very effective cleanser that definitely does the complete cleansing job. There isn’t a ton of lather since the cleanser is sulfate and soap-free, but you do get enough to feel that emotional satisfaction for cleaning that I find is helpful on some strange level. The serum portion includes collagen and hyaluronic acid, which leaves skin nicely hydrated and plumped up right after cleansing. This means there isn’t that tight, cleansed feeling – instead, skin is soft and youthful looking, which I definitely prefer!

Another favorite is the Confidence in an Eye Cream, which I have used for over a year now. Caffeine is a great ingredient for an eye cream because it reduces puffiness and makes eyes look younger and more awake. IT Confidence in an Eye Cream gives me immediate results, and over time the anti-aging ingredients make a real difference. Just check out everything this lovely eye cream does for you:

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

Confidence in a Cream™ is a day and night moisturizer that seems to do everything. It moisturizes thirsty skin, giving it a nice glow; it tackles skin texture and leaves it feeling smooth; it evens out skin tone; it reduces the look of pores.

What’s inside to help create all of these skin miracles is a little something IT Cosmetics calls their Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate.Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate, which includes collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal. I love the texture of this incredible mix of ingredients. It’s thick and fluffy and it feels decadent when applied.

I find that when I use this in the morning (and I never forget to also apply this liberally to my décolleté) I don’t need a primer, especially when I use the Confidence in a Compact as my foundation.

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ is a solid serum foundation that provides all the benefits of the Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer with a full coverage foundation. Plus, it has full sun protections with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical sunscreen.

This serum/foundation comes in seven different shades:
  • Fair: porcelain skin; fairest of the fair
  • Light: if you have a bit more warmth to your skin
  • Medium: light to medium skin tones
  • Medium Tan: if you have a warm or golden-medium skin tone
  • Tan: tan skin tones
  • Rich: tan to rich skin with golden tones
  • Deep: rich to deep skin with a warmer tones

This is such a rich foundation that you only need a small amount. Start with a tiny bit and then build from there. The right amount buffed in properly gives me incredibly glowy skin with an even skin tone. To buff it in, I use one of my favorite brushes from IT Cosmetics and the fifth item in this one day only TSV – the Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush.

Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush

This brush is wonderfully soft, but it has enough density to keep it firm. The cut is excellent – it buffs the foundation into every nook and cranny, hugging the contours of your face so the end result is darn close to an airbrushed look. The foundation compact comes with a sponge, but I recommend using the Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush for the absolute best results.

Sold separately, these items would set you back $200.  The IT Cosmetics’ New Year, New Confidence in Your Skin! 5-Piece Collection Today’s Special Value®TSV is going for under $80, so get it while you can!  It’s a new year, so why not buy some new products and get new confidence in your skin??  Happy shopping!  – Lisa


The Gurunanda MiniTree USB Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser has changed my ways

Gurunanda MiniTree USB Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

It’s pretty ironic that I’m writing about something that’s in the fragrance category. When Makeup Wars chose fragrances as this week’s topic I instantly said “I’m out”. As many of you know I don’t ever wear fragrance and I’m super sensitive to fragrance in my products. I’m always mentioning it. So why is this phobic woman writing about this topic? Because the Gurunanda MiniTree Essential Oil Diffuser came into my life and I’m so happy using this.


Let me tell you more about the Gurunanda MiniTree USB Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser. It’s one of many essential oil diffusers made by Gurunanda but it’s really special. Not only does it bring in the serenity of fragrance in your home but it’s done in a natural way. Gurunanda sells some incredible essential oil fragrances so you can pick what is restorative to you.

Gurunanda MiniTree USB Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

The Gurunanda MiniTree diffuser comes with two oils: Lavender and Peppermint. I love the peppermint as it invigorating as well as soothing. It’s wonderful (IMO) if you have a cold or flu since it provides relief from common health woes. Lavender is probably one of the most popular essential oils since it’s relaxing and many people use it to calm down and relax, it’s good for helping with sleep too.

Gurunanda MiniTree USB Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

What’s so unique about this Gurunanda MiniTree Diffuser is that it’s small enough to place just about anywhere, it works with a USB port so it’s portability makes it a delight. I’ve plugged it into my laptop but where I really love using it is in my bathroom. I keep a cell phone port in there and plug it in with a favorite oil.

Gurunanda MiniTree USB Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser

Gurunanda MiniTree diffuser is so different because it is a wooden ball that changes colors as it’s plugged in. There are at least half a dozen colors that it cycles through. You add water up to the water level line and then add 2-3 drops of the essential oil of your choice. Replace the top cover, plug in the USB cable and press the little power button.

Inside the Gurunanda MiniTree Diffuser

The power button has 4 modes: 1st press to turn it on and alternate the red, green, and blue LED lights. 2nd press lets you pick a particular color if you see a color that you want it to remain. On these two presses the mist is in a continuous mode. 3rd press turns the light off and changes the mist to intermittent mode. 4th press turns it off.

Gurunanda MiniTree USB Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser cycling through colors

The Diffuser will turn itself off too as soon as the water is used up. Since there’s no heat to this there’s no worry if you had this in a child’s room or bathroom.

The fragrances available in the Essential Oils are vast: lavender, patchouli, grapefruit, himalyan cedarwood, orange, frankincense, lemon, tee tree, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and more. I have the citrus scents that make me so very happy. Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit all have different therapeutic properties so I can use one for refreshing, a different one for uplifting, or a third for cleansing. Gurunanda goes to the source for the best ingredients and each box tells you where they are sourced from.

Gurunanda Essential Oils in Orange, Grapefruit, and Lemon

Gurunanda Essential Oils in Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit

Gurunanda MiniTree Diffuser has so much to offer for people who love to use essential oils as well as people like me who never thought that they would enjoy being lightly surrounded by amazing fragrance. As someone new to Aromatherapy I’m excited too to learn about the other uses for the oils: add a few drops to your bath, use them for massage, mix them with oils and distilled water in a spray bottle as a household cleanser, or in a spray bottle as a room spray. But it’s the Gurunanda Essential Oil Diffuser that makes it all so special. What a find! – Marcia

Essential Oils are available at Walmart and, it’s possible that the Gurunanda MiniTree diffuser is also available in the store. Both are available at