Time to read up on The Beauty Spotlight Team

Happy to have you here for these favorite posts from our team of bloggers. We have one new addition, Babi of Color Sutra is joining us. Relax and have fun reading.

What if you could treat your dry, dull skin in your sleep? Prime Beauty says you can with Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream!

Valentine’s Day may be over but the beauty of the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette lives on. The swatches and shades on Beauty Info Zone will show you what you’re missing.

Acne is the bane of my existence! On the Color Sutra, check out the couple of products from DERMA E that are helping me fight stress-induced blemishes.

Never Say Die Beauty is blown away by how good the new Ipsy Plus monthly subscription is. Check out her January Ipsy Plus box to see why.

Pammy Blogs Beauty pampers her hair with a super luxurious shampoo and conditioner from n:p beautiful haircare.

Calling all beauty and romance lovers! The Makeup Obsessed Mom has a Fashion Flash Giveaway on her blog now. She’s giving away great prizes, including a $50 Ulta gift card.

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is thoroughly obsessed with the NuReveal Organics Bright Star Resurfacing Face & Lip Scrub and thinks that you will love it too because it is safe, effective, gentle and such a pleasure to use!

Erika at Notes from My Dressing Tabletook a couple of the Juno & Co. Velvet Microfiber Makeup Application Sponges for a test drive. Did she love them or leave them?

It’s here! It’s here! The new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette has arrived and Christa from Realizing Beauty is so excited to share her review and swatches with you. Can it possibly live up to the original Naked Palette?

Being removed from a PR list doesn’t slow Blushing Noir down! Was the February Boxycharm worth the $21 investment? Click to find out.

BeautyJudy shares her experience with Morphe’s new Fluidity Foundation– is it hit or miss?

What are ManiGlovz and why are you going to love them?

ManiGlovz

Need something new, useful, attractive, and fun in your life? The answer is ManiGlovz. If you wear nail polish ever or if you have sun sensitive hands then this is a product you need in your life. I’m so excited about having them.

ManiGlovz

I’m guessing that you want to know what they are. ManiGlovz are fingerless gloves that you can wear when you are getting a manicure. They protect your hands from the acetone that removes polish. They especially protect your hands if you get a shellac type manicure. LED rays that help dry your polish and give it long term wear are harmful to your skin but you can shield your hands from those rays by wearing ManiGlovz.

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Smooches ManiGlovz

ManiGlovz come in dozens of designs that you can coordinate with your clothes or you can get something fun like Smooches with colorful lips – how perfect for a beauty blogger especially.

They are made of a combination of “polyester super microfibers and Lycra, our max-dry performance fabric resists runs and provides phenomenal 4-way stretch, along with superb retention capabilities”. They feel really great on your hands too. Soft and comfortable.

Every 6 weeks I get a wrap on my nails to keep them strong. I have to arrive half an hour early for my appointment and to soak off the old wrap. My hands take a beating from soaking in the remover and for two days after they are rough and sore. I use hand cream which takes away some of the roughness but I still can feel sore. Last week I showed up with my Smooches ManiGlovz and was able to eliminate all that soreness.

“Smooches” ManiGlovz

Only my nails ended up soaking and not my fingers. While the gloves did get some remover on them they dried quickly. When it was time for my wrap I removed the gloves and then put them back on before polish was applied. I was able to guard my hands from the frigid air and protect my manicure at the same time. It was a wonderful experience.

“Smooches” ManiGlovz palm

ManiGlovz are rated  UPF50+ UV which means that unlike SPF, which only expresses a sunscreen’s protective value in terms of limited wavelengths of light, UPF applies to a range of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB radiation. The highest UPF rating a garment can be assigned is 50+.

Powerful UPF 50+ protection means these manicure gloves not only protect your hands from UV/LED lamps at the salon but also against the sun when you’re out and about. They’re great for the beach, pool or just walking around!

ManiGlovz

More for you to know

  • Light Weight
  • Stretchable
  • Retain Shape
  • Universal Fit
  • Perfect for sun protection and driving!
  • Most ManiGlovz™ are 82% Polyester, 18% Lycra. The material undergoes antibacterial treatment which prevents stains and odors, making for ease of use and care.
  • They come in a reusable pouch so you can keep them in your handbag or glove box to be used at any time.
  • Free shipping in the US.

And super important to know is that a portion of all sales goes to The Skin Cancer Foundation & Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Black Marble ManiGlovz

ManiGlovz solve problems while being new, useful, attractive, and fun. Protect your hands from harmful rays both in the salon and out. Give ManiGlovz a chance since I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do.  —  Marcia

 

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette!

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Romantics

Valentine’s Day is a day to show everyone some love, including yourself – so why not treat yourself to 14 gorgeous matte eyeshadows? I say YES. You deserve it and you deserve IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette.

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IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette.

IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette.

There are actually 28 reasons to love IT™ because every one of the 14 matte eyeshadow shades can be transformed into a pearlized shade thanks to the Transforming Pearl shadow, so this is really an amazing palette.

The eyeshadows were created with mature eyelids in mind – although the shades are matte, they don’t emphasize wrinkles and creases the way many mattes can. These are infused with anti-aging silk and are soft and buttery, which is very unique for matte shadows. IT says, “Utilizing cutting-edge technology, these anti-aging eyeshadows instantly diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles on your eyes and lids. Lush matte pigment glides over the lids and your eyes are treated to anti-aging ingredients, such as as hydrolyzed collagen, acai, green tea and Vitamins A, C, & E and free of all the ingredients that make eyes appear older such as talc.”

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Romantics swatches

The eyeshadows are all gorgeous soft shades that are easily blendable. You can also use the darker colors wet as liners if you want. The Transforming Pearl is such a great addition to this matte palette – it makes it double the fun!  Just apply any matte shadow, then layer the Transforming Pearl over it to turn the matte shadow into a beautiful pearlized version of the shade.  It’s wonderful.

IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette swatches left to right:  Peaceful, Hope, Adore, Tranquility

Peaceful – soft matte taupe
Hope – matte vanilla peach

Adore – matte nude peach
Tranquility – matte soft mint

IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette swatches left to right:  Devotion, Fate, Trust, Poetic

Devotion – matte smoky plum
Fate – matte muted marsala

Trust – matte smoky slate
Poetic – matte dusty gray

IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette

IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette swatches left to right:  Sweetness, Enchanting, Desire, Romance

Sweetness – matte champagne pink
Enchanting – matte dusty lilac

Desire – matte rose peach
Romance – matte rose pink

IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette.

IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette swatches left to right:  Embrace, Mystery, Transforming Pearl

Embrace – matte rose taupe
Mystery – matte deep charcoal

Transforming Pearl

I honestly can’t say that I have a favorite shade in this palette. I am using every one of them and they are all great. Every shade is flattering and usable – there just isn’t a stinker in the bunch. This is a great matte eyeshadow palette. Get the IT Cosmetics The Romantics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette while you can!  – Lisa

Galentine’s giveaway from thirty-one

Opting out of the romantic holiday this month? We’re right there with you! Instead of celebrating cupid’s arrow we’re celebrating the bonds of friendship with Thirty-One. The Mommy Island has joined with some blogging friends to showcase great products from Thirty-One that would make fun gifts to give to your bestie for Gal-entine’s Day! Check out some of the new products and enter for your chance to win!

Thirty-One Gifts
So much to LOVE! There are so many fabulous new products at Thirty-One that you can find the perfect gift to match your bestie’s style. With Studio Thirty-One they can have a bag that changes to fit their fashion needs every day! Connect with your local consultant today to shop for your gal pals. Thirty-One products are sold through a network of local sales consultants via their websites or home parties. Want to join the team? You can get started today! Visit Thirty-One Gifts to learn more about saving on products and earning income by joining as a consultant or how you can receive rewards by hosting!

Design Your Own Bag With Studio Thirty-One!
Create a fresh look every day with the convertible Studio Thirty-One Modern or Classic Bag. Interchangeable flaps and straps in our Studio Thirty-One Collection allow you to change color schemes, patterns or styles in a snap! Go with a shoulder strap on Monday, then a crossbody strap on Tuesday. Switch out the flap to match your outfit or to add a fabulous pop of color. It’s like owning a closet full of purses, without losing any closet space!

All About the Benjamins!
Their most spacious wallet, the beautiful All About the Benjamins, is all about convenience and style. Made of luxe pebble faux leather, this billfold features 12 credit card slots, two bill slots, and a clear ID window, plus an interior zipper pocket and an open compartment. The entire wallet has a zip closure to keep all contents secure and hidden. Easily turn it into a fashion wristlet by adding one of our Wristlet Straps. Or carry it as a women’s wallet with a matching, on-trend handbag, purse or tote from Thirty-One Gifts.

Enter The Giveaway!
One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the Galentine’s Prize Bundle! (ARV $128) This bundle features (1) Studio Thirty-One Build Your Own Bag ($80) and (1) All About The Benjamins Wallet ($48). A fun prize to keep or give to your gal pal! Open to entrants in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 2/13-2/27/ 19 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim this prize or a new winner will be selected. Neither the host or participating bloggers are responsible for prize fulfillment.

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This giveaway is done in conjunction with a group of bloggers. Beauty Info Zone is a part of this but won’t be responsible for choosing the winner.

Be your own valentine with Wrinkles Schminkles!

Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, what better way to prepare than with a heart-shaped wrinkle treatment?  I am loving this fabulous decolletage wrinkle treatment from Wrinkles Schminkles.

Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit

Wrinkles Schminkles

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Wrinkles Schminkles is a 100% medical grade silicone pad that you apply to your chest before bedtime. When you wake up in the morning, those dreaded wrinkles are honest and truly gone! Not forever…you need to do the treatment each night to get the same result, and luckily the Wrinkles Schminkles silicone pad actually works for 20 to 30 uses.

Wrinkles Schminkles

Wrinkles Schminkles

Wrinkles Schminkles

Wrinkles Schminkles before and after from website

The silicone pad gives skin hydration and it heals and stimulates collagen over time. It reduces signs of aging as well as signs of sun damage. When you wake up in the morning after wearing one of these heart shaped miracles, you won’t believe how smooth and beautiful your chest is. I find that the silicone pad is easy to wear – it never falls off or creases while wearing, and it doesn’t interrupt my sleep in any way. Plus it’s just so darn cute.

The Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit is available on Amazon.com or wrinklesschminkles.com. And there’s more to love at the Wrinkles Schminkles site – products for eyes, forehead, mouth, neck, hands, and also products just for men. This Valentine’s Day, don’t wear your heart on your sleeve – wear it on your chest!!  – Lisa

Let’s GLOW with Pixi Beauty and let’s have a #giveaway

Pixi Beauty is where it all started for Pixi by Petra. Long before she became known for her skincare (Skintreats) she had created some terrific cosmetic products. I don’t know if you remember when Target decided to add some luxury items to their makeup section or not. They started with three brands: Napoleon, Jemma Kidd, and Pixi Beauty. And who is  left standing? Only Pixi Beauty and they’ve grown by leaps and bounds.

Pixi by Petra Glow-y Gossamer Duos

I’m a huge fan of Pixi cosmetics and always have products from them in use. Two special highlighters that I have are their GLOW-Y GLOSSAMER DUO in Subtle Sunrise and Delicate Dew. Happily I found back ups of both of these so our lovely readers will be able to win one of these plus more.

Here’s why I like these highlighters so much:

  • These have a creamy skin-like texture
  • There’s a beautiful luminosity to them
  • They are shiny but not glittery
  • While best for me at night, they are wearable during the day
  • I like adding a touch of the shades in the center of my eyelid to open my eyes up
  • Paraben and fragrance free
  • Only $18 for 2 complimentary shades

DELICATE DEW

Delicate Dew is the peachier of the duos. There’s a peach gold side and a light gold.

Pixi by Petra Glow-y Gossamer Duo in Delicate Dew

Delicate Dew

SUBTLE SUNRISE

Subtle Sunrise has a slight pinker tone to it. The lightest side has a pink cast to it while the other side has a light bronze gold sheen.

Pixi by Petra Glow-y Gossamer Duo in Subtle Sunrise

Subtle Sunrise

The glow doesn’t stop with your cheeks since Pixi by Petra has also created LIQUID FAIRY LIGHTS for your eyes in 5 different shades. These give a 3D effect with visible glitter. They can be worn alone or you can top your shadows with one to punch up your look.

Pixi by Petra Rose Gold Liquid Fairy Light

Pixi by Petra Liquid Fairy Lights

These are available in 7 shades: Crystalline, SunRay, Rose Gold, Bare Brilliance, Passion Light, Pixi Green, and Lagoon. (in order of the photo).

Pixi by Petra Liquid Fairy Lights

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  I apologize to all our readers out of the US but postal rates elsewhere are too high for me to cover so this is a US subscriber giveaway. Two winners will receive one of the Glow-y Gossamer Duos plus one Liquid Fairy Lights shadows. One winner will receive the two Liquid Fairy Lights that remain. Start deciding which you like of these products since that will be your comment for the giveaway. This glow-y giveaway will be open through 2/22/19 at 11:59 pm Eastern. You must be an email subscriber and you must comment. All the other entries are ways to earn extra chances to win. Only if comments are closed early you can email me your comment at [email protected] Remember that I check entries so I want you to be sure you are legit!!  —  Marcia

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Pixi by Petra Liquid Fairy Lights in the giveaway

 

Ingredients for Liquid Fairy Lights: Water/Aqua/Eau, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Glycerin, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Squalane, Polyurethane-11, Silica, Polysorbate 60, Tin Oxide, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Aluminum Powder, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. [+/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1)].

10 new articles on Fashion Flash

 

We have a real treat with Fashion Flash this week. JoJami and Lana of Ladies Road Map have gathered 10 terrific articles for your reading enjoyment. Learn about health, beauty, travel, and lovely Valentines items. You’ll thank me for this!  —  Marcia