Sweet summer giveaways on The Sunday Scoop


Some weeks are extremely hectic and this past one has been so for me. I feel like I’m in a maze trying to get everything done. But a priority for me is always the Sunday Scoop, even if I’m a little late. I hope you’ve had a calm week and have gotten notices of wins. —  Marcia


6/19  PIXI SKINTREATS  –  2 US winners, one for Glow Mist, one for Overnight Glow Serum

6/25  BODY BE SILK LIP FIX KIT  –  1 US winner, choice of flavor

6/27  RIMMEL COSMETICS  –  1 US/Canadian winner, eye products and matte lip

Winner’s circle – 3 giveaways ended this week so lots of winners. I haven’t emailed the winners yet but I will Sunday night or Monday. Winners are on the rafflecopters if you are curious.


6/17  Vampy Varnish  –  Nails Inc polishes: Self Made Mermaid Nail Polish Duo Holler-Graphic Nail Polish Duo Holler-Graphic shades in Molten My Day, Cosmic Queen, Cosmic Cutie, Get Out Of My Space, and KBShimmer Cleary On Top Top Coat. WW

6/17  Dave Lackie  – BOSS Bottled United 100 ml + BOSS parfums soccer ball GWP, WW (for him)

Fashion Lush  –  goody bags of beauty and other products (this is a fun one!)

Color Clutch  –  2 winners, KL summer nail polishes plus a ColorClutch to hold them, US

6/18  Liz Earle skincare  –  Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser 3.3 fl.oz; one Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic 6.7 fl.oz, one Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/combination 1.6 fl.oz; and one Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Lotion 5 fl.oz (ARV is $109). US

6/19  Shop With Me Mama  –  Brazil Bronze Anti-Aging Tanning Mousse & Mitt, US

6/19  Polarbelle  –  Wet N Wild Flights Of Fancy Set of 3 Hummingbird Blushes

6/19  Mom Does Reviews  –  Era Organics Natural Vitamin C Face & Eye Cream + Natural Cleansing Oil & Make Up Remover, US

6/20  Never Say Die Beauty  –  Customized Skincare System from Zenmed, US

6/21  Dave Lackie  –  Teeez Riot Bold Eyeshadow palette, WW

6/21  A Very Sweet Blog  –  BH Cosmetics It’s My Raye Raye 21 Color Eyeshadow Highlighter Contour Palette, WW

6/21  Beauty Care Choices –  Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Shampoo & Conditioner, US

6/21   USA Love List  –  Coconut Verbena Boxed Gift Set from Spongellén US

6/21  Beauty Ly Min  –  prize consists of a bundle of Catrice products – a lip palette, brow palette, two eyeshadow palettes, a primer, highlighters, false lashes and more, WW

6/21  Moms Freebie Blog  –  year’s worth of Lip Monthly subscription, US

6/22  Cirque Colors  –  Vice 2018 collection, 5 win, Open to all countries except the following: Brazil, India, Italy and Russia

6/22  Bella and Bear  –  # Life’s a Festival Eye Shadow Palette # Bottle of Unicorn Tears # Festival Refresh Spray # La Creme Mystical Lipstick # Rainbow Strobe Highlighter # Magic Crystal Lip Toppe r# Unicorn Tears Bronzer # Unicorn Horn Highlighting Stick  # Magic Rainbow Strobing Brush and Bella and Bear’s Kitten Makeup Brush Set Open Only to Residents of the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy & Spain

6/23  Fashionista Budget  – Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow palette, WW

6/23  Southern Mom Loves  –  Three (3) readers will each receive a $50 Gift Code to Guize Face FX! That covers either a palette + shipping, or you can order refill pans if you already have a palette! US

6/24  Celostolite Skin  –  Venus Sensitive Eye Cream US

6/24  Hello Subscription  –  POPSUGAR Must Have Box Summer 2018, US


6/17  iDrop News  –  Apple watch, WW

6/17  Mom Does Reviews  –  CUSIBOX Electric Pressure Cooker 6 Qt, US

6/17  Organic Aromas  – Intrepid Explorer Aromatherapy Diffuser Kit.  Opulence nebulizing diffuser with the black ceramic base is paired with the Discovery Collection offering 40 different pure essential oils and blends that will tantalize your senses. WW

6/18  Parenting in Progress  –  DNA testing kit from Living DNA, US

6/18  Mommy’s Favorite Things  –  2 FREE Bracelets of your choice!! US

6/18  Whiskey N Sunshine  –  Pranga & Co. Cufflinks

6/19  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Snow Cone Maker, US/Can

6/19  Brueggers  –  5 winners, Everything Bagel inflatable, tumbler cup, beach towel, Chapstick, t-shirt, 12 bagel & coffee certificates, US

6/19  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Grand Prize: The Popcorn Factory Patriotic Tower and Standard Concession Supply 6 ft. Patriotic Inflatable Ribbon.  Runner Up Prizes (2): 3-1/2 Gallon Patriotic Stars 3-Flavor Popcorn Tin. US

6/19  Hello Subscription  –  Pusheen Spring 2018 subscription box, US

6/19  Extra TV  –  5 win, KODAK Pocket Portable Projector, US

6/20  Simply Earth  –  June Essential Oil Recipe Box $100 worth of Essential Oils from Simply Earth. US/Can

6/20  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Deluxe Convection Toaster Oven, US/Can

6/21  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Big Boss Oiless Fryer, US/Can

6/21  Crutchfield  –  Win 1 of 12 pairs for Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones, US

6/21  Susan’s Disney Family  –  One winner will win a Wine Country Fruit and Favorites Gift Basket a $54.95 value! US

6/22  Steamy Kitchen  –  Cuisinart Elite Die Cast Mini Prep, US/Can

6/22  Steamy Kitchen  –  Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware Set, US/Can

6/22  Steamy Kitchen  –  LeCreuset Petite Cocotte, US/Can

6/22  Ocean Mist  –  18 winners,  An Instant Pot™ Duo 6-Quart, Green tongs, Artichoke hand towel, Artichoke apron, Serving platter, And a crate of premium Ocean Mist Farms artichokes. US

6/22  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachael Ray 12 piece nonstick cookware set, US/Can

6/22  Miss Molly Says  –  Win a BBQ Boss Basket, US

6/22  Mom Does Reviews  –  iHome Clock with Alexa, US

6/22  Sparkify  –  $25 DOSS SoundBox Bluetooth Speaker or $25 amazon gift card! US

6/22  Amba Products  –  Solo-24″ Plug-In Freestanding Heated Towel Rack, US/Can

6/22  The Mommyhood Chronicles  –  3 months of Audiobooks, US

6/23  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus, US/Can

6/23  Lynne Gabriel  –  iPhone 8+ (unlocked), US

6/24  Recipe Lion  –  Braun PureMix Blender, US/Can

6/24  Recipe Lion  –  Ayesha Curry Porcelain Enamel set, US/Can

6/24  The Wine Buying Guide  –  BergHOFF Geminis Wine Opener, US/Can

6/24  Kudosz  –  Deluxe Breakfast Bakery Gift Basket from Wolfermans and $50 Starbucks gc, US

6/24  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Black & Decker 7 quart Slow Cooker, US/Can

6/24  Rasa Malaysia  –  Silpat Nonstick Silicone baking mat, US

6/24  Rasa Malaysia  –  All Clad Deep Fryer, US


Through Dec. 1, 2018  Check Into Cash  –  25 winners of $1000 cash We’ll draw a new winner each week starting June 18, 2018. Enter daily through December 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

6/17  ||  Mama’s Mission, $100 paypal, WW  ||  ConservaMom, $100 Amazon, WW  ||

6/18  ||  Cloud Mom, $25 Zara, US  || Full Time Job From Home, 5 winners, $100 Amazon  ||  Giveaway Guy 1, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Giveaway Guy 2, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Giveaway Guy 3, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Monster K9, grand prize $100 PetSmart gc, 3 runner ups, $25 PetSmart gc, US  ||

6/19  ||  Chatty Patty’s Place, $20 Amazon and A Candle for my Mother books, US  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $35 Amazon or Incredibles 2 Jack Plush Figure, WW  ||  She Savvy, $300 Visa, US  ||  Love Mrs. Mommy, $20 Amazon, 5 winners, US  ||  Curly Craft Mom, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

6/20  ||  Finding Debra, $25 Visa and a giveaway for two polishes and a diamond ring shaped ice tray, US  ||  Deliciously Savvy, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Mommies with Cents, $100 Nordstrom, WW  ||  I am a Reader, $250 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Chaching Queen, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  NYC Recessionista, $100 Loft g.c., US  ||  LaJolla Mom, $100 Amazon, US  ||  Sunayna Prasad, 100 Barnes & Noble, WW  ||  Handcrafted Reviews 1, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Handcrafted Reviews 2, $50 Amazon, WW  ||

6/21  ||  Book Riot, $500 to bookstore of your choice  ||  Juan Irizarry, $200 Target, US/Can  ||  Smpl Software, $100 Amazon, US  ||  American Craft, $100 Amazon, US  || Paulette’s Papers, 2 win, $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gc, US  || Landmark Theaters, 3 win, $250 Landmark Theaters g.c., US  ||  Outnumbered 3 – 1, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  A Nation of Moms, $25 Target, US ||  Thrifty Nifty Mommy, $50 Visa and Drawn Together childrens book, US  ||  Giveaway Junkie, a book about the evolution of Mickey Mouse throughout the years and an $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card–all in one pack. US/Can  ||

6/22  ||  Taking Time for Mommy, $100 Amazon or paypal, US/Can  ||  Enza’s Bargains, $50 Visa, US  ||  Missi Roses Views, $50 Visa, US  ||  Cherry Blossoms, $100 Macy’s gc, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, print copy of Curse of the Ancients by Hawk MacKinney and a $25 Amazon.com gift card, US  ||  Likke Studios, $100 Amazon  ||

6/23  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $20 Walmart, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $50 Amazon, WW  ||

6/24  || Conserva Mom, $25 Starbucks, US/Can  ||  The Jewish Lady, $100 Home Depot, US  ||  Creative Southern Home, $50 Oriental Trading gc, US  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $100 Visa, US  ||  The Beat, $200 Best Buy, US/Can  ||  A Little Umbrella, $50 Oriental Trading gc, US  ||  Nanny to Mommy, $50 Oriental Trading gc, US  (all 3 of these are separate giveaways  ||

For fuller lips you’ve just got to try BUXOM Top Coats

There’s more to BUXOM than meets the eye! They have some of the most incredible lip products around including what we’re showing you today –  Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

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There are 8 shades to choose from and all are so pretty. They can be worn alone or over a lipstick. You’ll find them to be shiny, prismatic, and have some lovely holographic interest to them.

This high-shine gloss tingles to coax a gorgeous lip look while pampering and moisturizing lips with vitamins A and E. Enriched with menthol for a cooling, tingly sensation, this kaleidoscopic lacquer transforms lips and leaves them with sexy color and shine.

Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and irritants commonly found in most plumping lip products, this hypnotic formula contains a unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster that painlessly pumps up the appearance of lips sans irritation.

We have all 8 shades and we’ll show you what we’re using. Only 4 of the 8 Holographic Top Coats are available on Ulta.com and Macys.com while all 8 are available on the Buxom website ($20.00 each).

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MARCIA’S 4 BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish


Ariana – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

Ariana is a holographic gold with tiny sparkles to it. It may look quite yellow but it’s golden on your lips with the sparkle just helping to add the fullness that these Lip Polishes have.

CAMILA is the darkest of the group I have and looks beautiful on its own. This has more of a metallic look to it but also with those little sparkles.

Camila – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

MARIAH is the one I was most excited about when I saw these. But I was surprised when I applied it. It’s not the pretty pink in the tube but it’s a pink, just more of an iridescent pink. This doesn’t have any shimmer in it but instead has a rainbow look that changes with whatever is on under it. I can’t wear it alone, I must use a lipstick but boy does it make the lipstick lovely.

Mariah – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

SAVANNAH is my favorite. As much as I love Mariah, Savannah beats it. It can be worn alone or over a lipstick. This is the one to carry with me since it looks great over just about any lip color. I love peachy pink products, my favorite blushes are almost always peachy pink. I love the shade on my eyes so Savannah is a natural for me.

Savannah – BUXOM Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

For my swatches I decided to first do the Lip Polish alone and then apply it over a darker nude lipstick to show how it changes.

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

The only thing that keeps me from using these daily is the fragrance of them. I smell some caramel to them and that lasts for about half an hour before I no longer notice it. But looking in the mirror makes it worthwhile.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

LISA’S 4 BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

I love all four of my shades. I have two that are best as toppers, and two with enough pigment to be used on their own. They all are really gorgeous thanks to the holographic effect – they really make my thin lips look bigger, which is always a big plus in my book! 

I also like the applicator, which is a very flexible paddle. I appreciate that there isn’t a brush which can splay or get gummy. This applicator is unique and it really works well. The paddle doesn’t smush the pigment which makes for great layering.

Face Stockholm Toffee

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

For my other swatches, I swatched them alone as well as over Face Stockholm Toffee Lipstick so you could get an idea of how they work as a topper.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Iris

IRIS is a beautiful medium pink with blue tones. It looks great layered over pinks and neutrals shades as well, but this is one that I typically wear by itself. The swatch on the left is by itself, on the right is over Toffee.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Selena

SELENA is a gorgeous opalescent cream that flashes pink and purple. It is very pretty alone, especially if you have full, lush lips.  It really rocks as a layering lippie and I love it over any lipstick but it’s particularly fantastic over mauve and neutral lip shades.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Jordan

JORDAN is an extremely interesting blue shade that has a great side effect of making teeth look super white – how fun is that??  It has pink undertones and it really looks lovely layered over red lipstick shades.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat in Crystal

CRYSTAL is one that can easily be worn alone because it is just packed full of pigment. This is a berry shade with opalescent pearls.  It also looks terrific over mauve shades.

For plumped up sexy lips that sparkle and glow, Buxom is bound to have something that suits your needs!  You can find the Holographic Full On Plumping Lip Polish beauties at Ulta, Macys, and online at BuxomCosmetics.com.

BUXOM Holographic Full-OnTM Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

How is the weather in your neck of the woods? It’s going to be a hot and steamy 95 degrees here in Michigan today. We are heading to the beach for our first official day of summer – ok, it’s not technically summer, but school is out and we are ready for fun in the sun! We have sunscreen on and bringing lots more with us, but even with the best of intentions we always end up with a few spots that get missed.


Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

I really like my Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy ($24.95) for soothing both sunburns and wind burns. The formula is exceptionally gentle and soothing to stressed out, sore skin. It has no fragrance and it’s great for every skin type.  Ingredients include:

hydrating and soothing Organic Aloe Vera; powerfully healing antioxidant-rich Noni Fruit; cell renewing Tamanu Oil; Amino acids, proteins and essential fatty acids to replenish the skin found in Spirulina; soothing and nourishing Coconut Water; and healing and repairing Sea weeds.

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

Another reason I like this product so much is that it is made with love in Hawaii with locally sourced, organic, and mindfully wildcrafted ingredients. The Ola company employs local farmers and is a responsible, transparent, and sustainable company.  This is exactly what the world needs. You can find  Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy and other wonderful Ola products at HawaiianBodyProducts.com.  – Lisa

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

The Beauty Spotlight Team is shining with posts you’ll love

Do you have a shiny t-zone in the summer? 15 Minute Beauty hates mid-day shine on her nose and has tried just about every product out there to keep her skin looking matte. Here are her favorite products to mattify her skin.

Laugh, Love, Contour takes us on a trip to California this summer with the new KBShimmer Wanderlust Collection. The 8 piece collection will transport your nails to the lush West coast shore, even if the rest of you is stuck a little closer to home!

Are your feet ready for sandals weather? Never Say Die Beauty has fallen for Farmhouse Fresh Instant Pedicure Sampler for soft, smooth feet in minutes!

Beauty Info Zone loves meeting new brands and loves to host giveaways. Put those together and you’ll be able to learn and hopefully win a Body Be Silk Lip Fix Kit. It’s scrumptious and efficient. Read and enter.

If you have a penchant for luxury face oils, then Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends Herbivore Orchid Facial Oil and Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil. The former is a delectable youth preserving oil for normal skin, while the latter is an ultra-luxe regenerating oil for mature and sensitive skins. Both are absolutely amazing! #Herbivore

Prime Beauty loves the new OleHenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask even if it makes her look like a Smurfette!

Shipra from Taneja’s Bride just isn’t a rule follower. She has exquisite taste and no one is going to tell her the rules. That’s why you need to read her Kris Eyeshadow Palette x Kylie Cosmetics review with your wallet nearby.

There are many ways to save money on your beauty products these days. Head over to Makeup Obsessed Mom to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

Thinking of booting your Vitamin-C game? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out JASON’s Antioxidant skincare. Find out what she thinks!

Have you heard Covergirl released the Peach Punch Collection? Polarbelle has it as well as comparisons to the TooFaced Sweet Peach palette for your consideration.

How much do you rely on concealer? If you are Justina from Justina’s Gems then it’s a lot. See the comparison she did on two favorites from Tarte to see if one of them will become your favorite too.

Going quackers over Rimmel eye makeup @magnifeyes #giveaway

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

There’s something so satisfying about going to Target or CVS/RiteAid/Ulta etc. and coming home with a bag full of goodies to make yourself look beautiful. Just the glow you’ll have for spending not much money yet having so many items to play with is a thrill. Today I have quite a few RIMMEL LONDON eye products that will make you look like a million but only cost you around $30.

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

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It’s no surprise that the first thing I opened in my package from RIMMEL is this Magnif’Eyes Eye Countering Palette Colour Edition. I always go for the eyes and I have a few other RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Palettes already that I enjoy. This is their newest rendition and has everything you need for a variety of looks.

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

Before I get into the colors, descriptions and swatches you need to know that as beautiful as this is, you really truly need an eyeshadow primer to wear the palette and to make it stand out on your eyes. My first set of swatches looked so wimpy when I downloaded them so I had to redo them just like I wear them – with a primer!

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

1 – is a bright white in a satin formula. I use this on my browbone but almost always with a soft fluffy brush so it’s not too stark against my pale skin. I also use that brush to go over any shadows that I need to lighten up.

2 – is a satin yellow gold. It applies easily and brightens any look. Very pretty along your bottom lashline.

3 – is a rose gold, not quite as shiny as my photo. It’s a jewelry type rose gold. It’s really unusual to find a rose gold in a drugstore palette.

4 – a golden brown satin

5 – has a lot of brown to it but still has the brightness that makes browns so wearable

6 – at first I was going to say this is a rose gold but once worn I realized it’s more than that. There’s a lot of orange in it but a flattering orange mixed with the rose. It’s very bright on me so I’ve learned to use that light fluffy brush with it.

7 – this is the first matte in the palette, it’s a lightish brown.

8 – Pop of color anyone? This teal is what makes this a Magnif’eyes palette. It really is a beautiful teal that is crisp and bright, perfect for summer skin.

9 – another matte and not my personal favorite. There is a tiny bit of shimmer to it in the pan but on my eyes I felt like it didn’t show up that way.

10 – a navy that applies brighter than it appears in the pan. I like it as an eyeliner.

11 – don’t go by my swatch since it’s actually a purple with some shimmer. It has a black base so you need light to see that it’s actually purple.

12 – last is a matte brown that is almost black. I’ve used it on my brows to check it out and it works well for me.

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

The brush it comes with is a soft one that will do in a pinch and the opposite side is a sponge. The shadows can be powdery but the end effect is pretty. I suggest you apply it before concealer and foundation.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Guilty Grey

A great accompaniment to this palette is one of the Scandal’eyes Eye Shadow Sticks and the Guilty Grey one is wonderful. If you love smokey eyes this is perfection since it’s not black but it’s dark enough to pass for black. I have been applying colors from the Magnif’eyes Color Edition over the crayon and come up with some great creations. My favorite is using #2 over it and creating a golden olive.

Rimmel Brow This Way Fibre Pencil

To complete my look I’ve found that the Rimmel BROW THIS WAY Fibre Pencil is pretty great. I purposely showed you my pencil after two uses so you could see the fibers in it. This only comes in two shades, Medium Brown and Dark Brown, which leaves others out but if one of those two shades work for you then you’ll love it. If I were to buy another I’d buy Dark Brown since that’s the natural color of my brows but I also use the Medium Brown at the far end. Then I’ll blend the two together.

The fibers aren’t seen anywhere on your face, they magically fill in bare spaces to make brows look fuller. These last on me really well. The pencil is hard so it doesn’t smear. Sometimes though I need to apply it on my hand first to soften it up.


There’s more to my review including the items for our giveaway. First up in the giveaway are both the Brow This Way Fiber Pencils since I was sent two extras. Then there is the beautiful Magnif’Eyes single eyeshadow in Show Off. This is just beautiful, it’s a shimmery charcoal that you won’t be able to resist. No swatches since it’s in the giveaway but it’s fab.

Rimmel Magnif’eyes single in Show Off

Rimmel Magnif’eyes single in Show Off

The next item in the giveaway is STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR also in a charcoal, 850 Shadow. When you are over the age of 50 and a grandmother charcoal isn’t going to cut it but it will for someone more “hip” than I am.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in 850 Shadow

According to Rimmel the Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colors have a velvety matte finish and impressive staying power – up to 12hr – kiss-proof, touch-proof, water-proof. This is just one of 15 shades on Amazon and CVS.

I am quackers about these products. I’ve been wearing the Colour palette several times a week, the brow pencils daily, and the shadow stick whenever I can get a little fancier. I think you’ll go quackers too, but if you win I won’t be sending one of my cute little quackers. I think you’ll be happier with RIMMEL instead.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This RIMMEL giveaway is open to both US and Canadian subscribers. We always have two mandatory entries – that you are an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and that you comment. All other entries are extras to give you more chances to win. Prizes today are shown in the photo plus there will be extras in your package if you should win. The giveaway is open through June 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser and Skin Repair™ Moisturiser

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser and Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/Combination

I am always up for trying new skin care lines and Liz Earle is one that has me surprised and delighted. Sometimes I find a product that I know will become a forever favorite and I have found one from Liz Earle Naturally Active Skin Care. This line was created in 1995 and it’s cruelty-free and made with ethically sourced botanical ingredients. I tested the Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser ($24) and the Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/Combination ($40), and one of them will forever be in my skin care lineup!

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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser

I had my doubts about the Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser ($24) for several reasons going in. First, I am a huge believer in double cleansing. I get amazing results when I start by cleansing with a makeup remover then a creamy cleanser. I tend to use full coverage concealer and foundation and I also use dramatic mascara so this system of cleansing never lets me down. The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser challenged me to rethink this method. This cleanser comes with two pure cotton cloths so you can always have one on hand whilst one is in the wash. You apply the creamy cleansing cream to dry skin – go ahead, smear it right over those eyeshadow and mascara covered eyes – then wipe it off with the warm, damp cotton cloth. This exfoliates and cleanses the skin, taking off makeup and exfoliating the dead skin cells at the same time. Like I said, I was skeptical…my makeup is pretty bulletproof and it needs a heavy-duty cleanser. But I am impressed! This cleanser cleans everything off, no problem. It leaves my skin feeling amazing…soft, hydrated, and clean clean clean. Even my eyes! No need at all for any makeup remover.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser cleansing cloth

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser

Second, I was a little reluctant to put this around my eyes because it has eucalyptus as an ingredient. It even smells a little like menthol. I thought for sure this is going to burn…but nope. It’s so gentle. I put it all over my face, all over my eyes, and absolutely no problem at all.

Third, I thought it would be too much to exfoliate every single day. Wrong again Lisa! The exfoliation is very gentle but wow does it make a difference.  My skin has never looked so good.  Soft and glowy and so smooth…it makes a huge difference.

I follow the Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser with a toner, a treatment serum, and then the Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/Combination ($40). This is a very nice creamy, non-greasy moisturizer that is hydrating and soothing. It plumps up skin so it helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The major ingredients are very nice, including avocado and borage oil, vitamin E, and echinacea. This is a medium weight moisturizer that is best for normal to combination skin. It would be too heavy for oily skin, and probably not moisturizing enough for very dry skin.

Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/Combination

Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/Combination

I like both products, but the real winner and the one that I will repurchase over and over is the Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser. With the 600 different cleansers I have on my bathroom counter, this is the one I reach for over and over. It’s a winner!! You can find Liz Earle products online at us.lizearle.com, on qvc.com, and in the UK at various stores and boutiques.  – Lisa

Cleanser ingredients:  Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetyl esters, Cera alba (beeswax), Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan stearate, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, Propylene glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Sorbitol, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Citric acid, Sodium hydroxide.

Moisturizer ingredients:  Aqua (water), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Cetyl alcohol, Glycerin, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Sorbitan stearate, Borago officinalis seed oil, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl esters, Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, Echinacea purpurea extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Beta-carotene, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium lactate, Panthenol, Parfum (fragrance), Benzoic acid, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Tocopheryl acetate, Dehydroacetic acid, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Limonene, Lactic acid, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Ascorbyl palmitate.


I need my MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water

MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water

Did you ever wonder how you lived without certain things in your life? How did I drive to work without the security of a cell phone for all of those years? How did I read before I got my iPad? How did I do my makeup before I had an eyelash curler? How did I exist without Micellar Water for all those years?

Well I’m not going to be without any of those again if I have a choice. Those are just four of the items I use day in and day out. And I refuse to give them up without kicking and screaming.

One of the things I’m kicking and screaming about is MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water but the kicking and screaming is out of excitement. I really love this stuff and have used it at least once a day since I received it. I’m going to write a movie “Die Hard with MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water.” You know the star already.

MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water

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I’m a big fan of MyChelle dermaceuticals products so I knew I’d like their Micellar Water. I find it different than a lot of the ones I’ve used in the past. First it contains Argan Oil & Lotus Flower but it doesn’t have a fragrance. It contains strawberry and kiwi extracts plus other nourishing botanicals. These ingredients help hydrate your skin as well as refresh it. The directions say to shake the plastic bottle well which I don’t find on most products like this.

MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water

If you’ve used Micellar Water before you know the drill – just dampen a cotton pad with it and use it to remove makeup or to refresh your skin. I don’t wash my face every morning but I do use MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water every morning. Either I’m ridding myself of my night skincare or I’m using it to get rid of the day’s pollutants. If I’m putting on a fresh face of makeup to go out in the evening I’ll use this to cleanse off whatever’s on my face and start over.

At night if I don’t have a toner that I’m using then I’ll use MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water after I cleanse to make sure my skin is extra clean and ready for my night routine.

I also like the manner of dispensing MyChelle’s Micellar with its push down top.

MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water

Now it’s your turn. What can’t you imagine living without? If it’s micellar water then MyChelle Quick Clean Micellar Water is what you should be using.  —  Marcia

Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegan. Cruelty-free.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Shoot Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Flower Extract, Nymphaea Alba Root Extract, Panthenol (D), Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Lecithin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate

Available at Dermstore, and MyChelle’s website.