Great picks from Good Earth Beauty: nvey eco Lip Gloss and Gabriel Blush

nvey eco and GabrielAfter reading all of Marcia’s reviews about the fabulous brands available on Good Earth Beauty, I decided to take a few of the products to try for myself. This is an amazing website that features wonderful brands that focus on natural, organic ingredients. I guess I can’t blame Marcia for always loving the samples we get!

Marcia reluctantly parted with two beautiful items:  nvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby and Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush. I loved the colors and thought they went well together.nvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Rubynvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Rubynvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Rubynvey eco Hydrating Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby is a great gloss – it’s not sticky but it sticks around. I love the Ruby shade and the organic beeswax is great for lips. This one has gone into my purse and I wear it all the time. It’s a great shade that goes with everything.Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink BlushGabriel Color Vibrant Pink BlushGabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush Gabriel Color Vibrant Pink Blush looks extremely bright…and it is! Go easy with this one or you will be instantly transported back to 1985. If you use a light hand, it gives the best pink flush that perks your skin right up. It’s a lovely blue-based pink that I am very happy to have in my collection.

Now I am thinking I need to arm wrestle Marcia more often for the opportunity to test the natural organic beauties from  Good Earth Beauty! Head over to this awesome website to check out all the wonderful options for yourself. – Lisa

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Perfectly pink Nars blushes for a Valentine flush: Angelika, Gaiety, Mata Hari, and Desire

Nars does pink four ways

Nars does pink four ways

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m feeling like going retro and digging deep into my blush stash. Nothing completes a perfect Valentine’s Day look better than an awesome pink blush.  Nars makes the best powder blushes ever and they have four pink shades that are just different enough to justify having each one in your collection. The $30 you spend is worth every penny because these blushes last almost forever.

Angelika

Angelika

Nars Angelika Blush is a ‘cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle‘. That silver pan at the bottom of the blush solves the mystery of which shade is my favorite. I have 20 Nars blushes and this is the only one I have hit pan on – mostly because they are so pigmented I only need one light swipe to get great color that lasts all day. The sparkles in Angelika aren’t obvious, somehow they morph into ‘glow’ and really wake up your complexion. However, if you aren’t looking for sparkle, check out Desire – it’s the same shade only matte.

Desire

Desire

Nars Desire Blush is a ‘matte cotton candy pink‘. This is Angelika without the shimmer. I find that Desire is even more pigmented than the other blushes…a light hand is essential to avoid a clownish appearance. But used correctly this is amazing.

Gaiety

Gaiety

Nars Gaiety Blush is a ‘bright candy pink‘.  It is a natural, fresh, and glowy lighter shade of pink.  Gaiety is a newer addition to my collection, I love the cool blue toned pink because it is light with buildable color.

Mata Hari

Mata Hari

Nars Mata Hari is a ‘pink with a trace of crimson‘. This matte pink beauty leans a little plum. It’s a natural shade but use a light hand because it is super pigmented.

Left to right:

Left to right: Angelika, Gaiety, Mata Hari, Desire

Any one of these gorgeous pink blushes will make a perfect Valentine’s Day. Look into your blush collection and get a little retro – which one of your classic shades gets you ‘in the mood’ for some fun on Valentine’s?  – Lisa

*nothing to disclose but my everlasting love for Nars powder blush!

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Gift yourself with IT Cosmetic’s Je Ne Sais Quoi palette #itcosmetics

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

While I am entranced with IT Cosmetics year round, when it comes to the holidays I find that they go all out. Whether you are gifting others or yourself their new Je Ne Sais Quoi palette should be at the top of your list. I’m sure you’ve been nice (with maybe a little naughty thrown in) so you deserve this in your life.                                                       press sample

Everything about this palette is perfection, as a matter of fact it’s subtitled “Your Complexion Perfection”. For $42 you’ll be charmed by the Award-Winning Face Palette with Perfect Lighting Technology”.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

A few days ago Lisa and I showed you the fabulous holiday brush sets that Ulta carries from IT Cosmetics. The set I have, City Chic, is the perfect companion for this palette. They are both a beautiful rose gold and the face brushes work wonderfully with the palette.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

The 4 talc free powders in the compact are all new except for the translucent pressed powder. You’ll have a perfect travel palette with this as well as one that you’ll use daily at home. The palette is bigger than I expected at 4.5″ square. The colors are each 1..75″ square so getting a brush in is easy and won’t run over into the next color.

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Said Quoi is a beautiful brightening shade. One that applies like a dream. If you like intensity it builds up easily or you can use a light touch with your dual fiber blush brush to start light. I could easily wear this blush every day.

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent is one of the best translucent powders you can wear. I bought this powder as soon as it came out. This sheer powder is great as a finishing powder to set your foundation. It’s one of IT’s most popular products so having it in this palette is a bonus. Have pores? Want to make them disappear? Then you want this powder.

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth is perfect if you are missing your summer color. You can use it as you would a bronzer or contour with it. Both ways work perfectly.

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth

Perfect Lighting Luminizer is the hero product for me in this palette. I am always fascinated with highlighters and this one stands out to me. It’s a soft peachy beige powder that’s luminous but has no glitter. When you are my age you just don’t need glitter on your face. This special luminizer highlights and enhances. I’m sure I’ll end up seeing pan on this shade first.

Perfect Lighting Luminizer

Perfect Lighting Luminizer

This palette would stop me in my tracks at an Ulta as it will you.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

Trust me on this one. You really want this, I know you will.  —  Marciait-cosmetics-je-ne-sais-quoi-palette-open2

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Natural cosmetics from Cleure and a giveaway

If you have sensitive skin that reacts to many ingredients found in haircare, skincare, and cosmetics then it’s time to learn about CLEURE, a hypoallergic brand that is free of harsh chemicals and ingredients that can cause reactions. CLEURE is an organic brand made in the US and provides you a healthier beauty alternative.cleaure-giveaway

I was sent a variety of their cosmetics to give to one Beauty Info Zone reader and that reader just might be you!

Cleure Midnight Kiss eyeshadow duo

Cleure Midnight Kiss eyeshadow duo

Midnight Kiss is an eyeshadow duo that can be used anywhere on your eyes. Use it as eyeshadow, eyeliner, and for eyebrows. The two colors in here are a dark matte brown and dark matte gray. This makes a perfect staple for your cosmetic bag. The silky texture makes it easy to apply. Right now this is on sale for 50% off so it’s just $10.

Cleure Mineral Blush in First Kiss

Cleure Mineral Blush in First Kiss

Loose Mineral Blush from Cleure comes in 2 shades –  First Kiss and Velvet Rose. First Kiss is a soft pink with just a touch of peach to it while Velvet Rose is a merlot wine shade. Having both would be ideal since you could mix them in different proportions to create an entire wardrobe of mineral blush. These cruelty free blushes are gluten free, bismuth chloride free as well as being paraben and salicylate free. These are finely milled and easy to apply.

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

For a beautiful fall lip you’ll fall in love with Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry. Cleure only makes this in two shades which is a shame since it’s a very moisturizing gloss that’s made with 100% pure shea butter, minerals and Vitamin B5. Since it’s gluten free and vegan it can be used by everyone without a problem.

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

Cleure Mineral Lip Gloss in Berry

Cleure has other cosmetics like Flawless Mineral Lipstick. The Cabernet shade just screams fall, Thanksgiving, winter! These lipsticks are available in 6 shades which is good news. You can choose Kiss Me (soft candy pink), Darling (soft rosy pink), Cabernet (plum wine), Flower (adobe plum), Burlesque (red rose) or Almost Nude (deep parfait hint of orange/bronze). With the wind and cold on their way you’ll love this moisturizing lipstick.

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

Flawless Mineral Lipstick in Cabernet

CLEURE is also a skincare line that focuses on being as clean & pure as your natural skin should be while also being non-comedogenic, non-irritating, fragrance free and fully backed by the Mayo Clinic. CLEURE is fragrance free and doesn’t add harmful ingredients such as salicylates, gluten, parabens and formaldehyde. It’s a line that deserves to be on your radar and in your makeup bag.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: The winner of this giveaway will receive the Midnight Kiss duo, Berry Lipgloss, and Kiss Me Mineral Blush. This is for US only (I can’t drive to go to a post office). As usual you must be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment according to the Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open through November 18, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Lots of luck~~

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A plethora of Pixi to please #PixiGlow

Pixi Beauty beauties

Pixi Beauty beauties

Any time a box of Pixi by Petra products arrive on my doorstep I know I’m in for a lot of delight. I always look forward to the perfect #PixiGlow with products that will exfoliate, hydrate, and then add a touch of color. Whether the products are old favorites like Pixi Glow Tonic or new ones like Rose Oil Blend and Nourishing Cleansing Balm, there’s always something to add to my routine and this time I am delighted about that.                            samples

Pixi Beauty #PixiGlow

Pixi Beauty #PixiGlow

The skincare product that Pixi is famous for is GLOW TONIC ($15 for 3.4 fl oz). This is part of their Skintreats line and has become a cult favorite. It’s an exfoliating toner that contains 5% Glycolic Acid, Aloe Vera & Ginseng. Good for all skin types it helps exfoliate for a brighter and more radiant complexion.

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic

ROSE OIL BLEND is a new to me product. Even if you haven’t indulged in the world of facial oils you will appreciate this one from PIXI SKINTREATS. It has a true rose fragrance and doesn’t smell artificial. The dropper allows you to get the amount you want without compromising the oil. The iconic pixi pink and green bottle is opaque keeping the ingredients safely preserved. I find this to be a little thicker than others so it’s something I’d only use at night. It works great over Glow Tonic giving you the nourishment your skin craves.

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

You can see from this list of ingredients (Sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils ) how this will nourish your skin and help with both elasticity and glow.

PIXI SKINTREATS NOURISHING CLEANSING BALM is a treat for me. I am a lazy soul and don’t usually start my night routine until about 11 p.m. I love the ease of a cleansing balm since I don’t even have to stand to use it. Apply the Nourishing Cleansing Balm on dry skin and you’ll find that the balm magically changes from solid to an oil cleanser. I love massaging my face with this and then using a cleansing wipe or Micellar Water to remove. It leaves my skin freshly cleansed and doesn’t strip my skin of needed moisture. ” It deep cleanses as it nourishes with added sweet almond oil, shea butter, and vitamin E.”

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

PIXI BY PETRA LIPLIFT MAX ($14) is a product you need to have in your arsenal. I love this glossy lip plumper. While mine is Petal Ice it’s transparent once on your lips. This is a “peptide-infused lip plumper that nourishes as it enhances”. This minty gloss definitely tingles so be aware of that. I can see my lips looking fuller after I apply it. I often wear this alone because I love it that much but it’s fabulous over any lipstick you choose. It gives you shine and plumping without changing the color of your lip product. It not only contains peptides that hydrate and plum but there’s aloe for healing, jojoba for moisturizing and chamomile for soothing. It’s also available in two shades: Honey Sheen and Sheer Rose.

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

One more and I’m most excited about this. BEAUTY BLUSH DUO + KABUKI ($18). This fabulous set is available in two shades: Peach Honey and Rose Gold. The blush duo has two sides. Mine is Peach Honey which is a peachy nude sheen and gold-beige highlight. (Rose Gold is sheer pink sheen, white gold highlight). Plus it’s packaged with a great little kabuki brush that applies these colors sheerly and make them easy to blend. This is a look in a minute and a package that would be awesome as a stocking stuffer.

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey

This is how you’ll get your #PixiGlow. Use one or all to have a glow from within. Having Pixi Beauty in your life is always an affordable pleasure that is cruelty free and uses the finest ingredients. A plethora of Pixi that certainly pleases me.  —  Marcia

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Pick just 5 products from Pixi Beauty? Ooh that’s hard.

It’s Marcia’s turn to be Queen for the Day with the Beauty Spotlight Team. We’ve each chosen a brand that we love to showcase for our readers. You’ve read Never Say Die Beauty’s Too Faced picks along with Justina’s Clinique favorites. Now that it’s my turn I’m picking Pixi Beauty because I wear something from Pixi every single day.pixi-favorites-all

Pixi Beauty is in a class of its own. It’s an independent beauty company that has reasonable mass market prices with department store quality. You can buy most of their line by going to your closest Target or by ordering online through Target.com or on Pixi’s website where you’ll find even more products from them.                                                                       press samples, personal products

Choosing just 5 was a chore since I easily could have chosen a dozen but I narrowed it down as I’m a rule follower. All of my choices are so reasonably priced that your wallet will barely weigh less after picking these up.

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi Beauty Summer Glow palette

Pixi by Petra has many great palettes so why did I choose the Summer Glow palette (Palette Bronzette) when summer is coming to an end? Two reasons – 1) it’s a great quality palette with eye shades and face shades and 2) it’s being discontinued so I wanted you to get in on the fact that this $28 palette is now only $14 while it lasts. With 12 shadows and liners and 3 facial products this works all year round. “Gilded bronzes, taupes & peaches for eyes + matte bronze, golden beige highlight & pink sheen for complexion.” I have gotten more use out of this Bronzette Palette than any of my Pixi Palettes. Perfect for travel and at $14 you don’t want to miss out.

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

This brow palette is my most used item from Pixi and I’ll soon be buying a backup. I’ve tried so many brow products and liked most but I love the Pixi Brow Powder palette. As you can see from this recent picture there are two shades that get tons of love while the others get used once in a while but those two shades are perfection for me. It’s hard for me to believe that this 6 color palette is only $12. My hair color changes every 3-4 weeks so it’s easy for me to vary the color of these powders. They are thick enough to stick around, they aren’t powdery meaning no fallout, and this removes easily with water which means less hair to lose. If I had to pick just one item of the 5 this Pixi Brow Powder Palette would be my keeper.

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms are my newest love from Pixi Beauty. (Be sure you enter my giveaway to win them!) I’m a huge fan of cream products and almost always pick a cream blush over a powder blush. I’ve been wearing one every day since I received these. There’s one for every color wardrobe and one for every mood. If you twist my arm to ask my favorites I’d pick Watermelon Veil and Wild Rose. At $12 each you can have several for the price of one from a different brand. The Multibalms are great for an easy on the go lip color too so you’ll look coordinated. These are infused with aloe vera, shea butter and rose hip oil adding to my love for these.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Picking out just one lip product from the many wonderful ones that Pixi Beauty has was the hardest task of all. I love the shea butter lip balms, tinted brilliance balm crayons and Mattelustre lipsticks. But the product that gets used daily is the Nourishing Lip Polish. Another $12 product that is a 2-in-1 lip exfoliator and nourisher. Not only does it protect my dry lips but it has a circulation factor with the unique applicator. You massage the sweet nutrient rich formula onto your lips with the applicator. You’ll want one in every bathroom, your purse, and nightstand.

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Pixi by Petra Nail Colours

Nobody ever talks about Pixi’s Nail Colours and I don’t know why. They are terrific. They are 3 free and chip resistant. There are 42 shades for only $8 each. These slim bottles last for many manicures yet take up a small amount of space in my collection. Shown above are Gilded Garnet, Amethyst Amore, Fuchsia Dew and Sweet Strawberry. I’ve found some on sale at my local Target so I’m always checking for them. Like all products from Pixi they are cruelty-free. A Pixi polish is always a fun addition to my life.

While these are my favorites they are just at the top of a long list of products I recommend from Pixi Beauty. What about you? Any favorites from Pixi? Any you know you need to add ASAP?  —  Marcia

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Fall Blog Hop Giveaway with Pixi Multibalms

Pixi by Petra Multibalms

Pixi by Petra Multibalms

What is a Multibalm? It’s a little bit of everything that you’re going to love. Pixi by Petra sent these for review and was kind enough to send a second batch which is the Beauty Info Zone prize for the FALL BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY. Each of the blogs involved will have their own prize to give away to a subscriber from the US or Canada. This is a completely different giveaway than any I’ve done before so be sure you read the directions at the bottom of the post.

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi created 5 different shades of 2-in-1 MultiBalms and they are all beautiful. Smooth and creamy, they just glide on. These are a product that you can apply on your cheeks and lips. They make pretty lip shades, you can even wear them on your eyes, but best of all they work as a wonderful cream blush. These are fragrance free which gives them a big edge in my book plus they are just $12 each which gives them a bigger edge. As someone who’d rather use a cream blush and has a big collection of them, I think these are right up there with much more expensive products. These cream to powder tubes last a long time though they will fade as time goes on, but it’s so easy to apply more and it doesn’t cake up.

There are 5 shades available: Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry, Watermelon Veil, and Wild Rose. There’s one for every taste and skintone but I think you need more than one!

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Baby Petal is described online as “petal”. It’s the peach one in the bunch. It’s a soft inviting shade that looks wonderful with neutrals and brown family eyes. On my fair skintone it’s a peachy pink, a shade that I love.

Pixi Multibalm Baby Petal

Pixi MultiBalm Baby Petal

Sheer Sculpt is described as cocoa. This can be used a a contouring shade or for those of you that like a brown tone blush, Sheer Sculpt will be perfect. This can be used on eyes too but it’s not a long lasting look for eyes. It’s great for an hour or two but then I find it creases.

Pixi Multibalm Sheer Sculpt

Pixi MultiBalm Sheer Sculpt

Soft Strawberry looks very bright in the tube and Pixi describes it as a ‘red berry’ but the word soft does apply since you determine the intensity of this. It’s a stunning color that gives you a Kool-Aid lip and cheeks that look like you came in from the cold.

Pixi Multibalm Soft Strawberry

Pixi MultiBalm Soft Strawberry

Watermelon Veil may look bright in the tube and in my swatch but it’s not really. I love this cool pink and have worn it over and over. I always feel best in a pink blush and this is a lovely shade.

Pixi Multibalm Watermelon Veil

Pixi MultiBalm Watermelon Veil

Wild Rose isn’t one you’d pick from my pictures. I couldn’t get the true beauty of this mauve-rose shade to show. For me though it’s the most versatile of all 5. I can wear this with anything I want. I love to lightly dab it on my lips while blending it on my cheeks. I doubt I’d have picked it out in a store but I’m beyond thrilled with it and you will be too.

Pixi Multibalm Wild Rose

Pixi MultiBalm Wild Rose

Pixi by Petra is a cruelty free brand that doesn’t use parabens in their products. These balms are infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil. All of these protect your skin so you can look beautiful and know you are putting safe ingredients on your face at the same time.  —  Marciapixi multibalms all open

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: We are excited to be giving 4 of these Pixi Beauty 2-in-1 MultiBalms to one Beauty Info Zone subscriber from the US or Canada (Quebec is prohibited though). For this giveaway we have two requirements and then others that are optional to have a better chance of winning. The Beauty Info Zone requirements are FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM and SUBSCRIBE TO BEAUTY INFO ZONE BY EMAIL. I will be checking to make sure that both of those requirements are completed once a winner is chosen by Rafflecopter. You not only want to enter our giveaway but all the rest too so that you can win the grand prize. Be a rule follower so you can become the winner of the Fall Blog Hop Giveaway.

Now about the BLOG HOP part. Each of the 17 bloggers involved in this have been given another blogger to link to and I’ve been assigned Polish Galore, a nail blogger after my own heart. After you do my rafflecopter go to Polish Galore’s blog to enter there. She’ll have another blogger for you to hop to and the hop will continue until you are done.

Why do you want to enter at 17 blogs? Because not only can you win a great cosmetic oriented prize but one person who enters at all 17 blogs will win the GRAND PRIZE of a $300 gift card to Sephora or Ulta (winner’s choice). I think that’s a good reason, don’t you?blog hop fallSo if you want to up your chance of winning that sweet shopping spree, be sure to jump to each blog in the loop and enter the giveaways. Make sure you follow ALL the rules of each giveaway so you won’t be disqualified! This giveaway loop will run for 2 weeks, ending on September 14th at 11:59pm EST and is only open to those within the USA and Canada.

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