The Sunday Scoop has giveaways to share and a surprise one too

It’s about time for a new Sunday Scoop Giveaway – I’m sure you agree. With all the talk about the new Maybelline The NUDES eyeshadow palette I decided to pick one up for one of you. It’s an international giveaway and it’s dedicated to our loyal readers.

Enter to win this Maybelline palette

Enter to win this Maybelline palette


MAYBELLINE E/S PALETTE – international, open through 8/4/14 (Rafflecopter below)

SHANNON’S SOAPS – open through 7/21 internationally – hurry!

URBAN DECAY PALETTE – open internationally through 7/28. Yea for Makeup Wars!!!!


HELP PLEASE – We are about 10 clicks short of our goal for the Kotex4U post. All we ask is that you use THIS LINK and go to the site. It’s even better if you request one of the free sets but that’s not necessary. Thank you so much.


Remember to go back a week or two for even more giveaways listed in The Sunday Scoop

YES TO – giveaway for $500 a day and for Yes to Blueberries facial oil (facebook)

7/21 – 15 Minute Beauty – Degree deoderants and $10 g.c. to Walmart  — also at Coupon Dad

7/21 – CVS Beauty – Organix haircare giveaway

7/21 approximately – Too Fab – a Step Up (movie) gift pack

7/22 – NailPro – China Glaze Off Shore Collection (facebook)

7/22 – Citizens of Beauty – Simple Skincare products and $10 g.c. to Walmart – 4 winners

7/22 – Cosmetic Sanctuary – Too Faced Melted lip and bronzer

7/22 – Spiced Beauty – CANADA only – a gift package including products from Schick

7/23 – WANTABLE – new giveaway for a Michael Kors tote and accessories from Ettika

7/23 – Milani – Facebook giveaway 100 winners a day

7/23 – Love for Lacquer – JORD Wood Watch giveaway (I love mine!)

7/23 – Karen’s Got Mail – Pop Sugar subscription box giveaway for 3 months

7/24 – The Beauty Look Book – Fresh Sugar Tulip Lip Treatment

7/25 – Prime Beauty – Bodycology body cream and fragrance mist

7/25 – Mom Does Reviews – Vera Bradley travel organizer

7/27 – Cosmetically Challenged – HUM Vitamin giveaway

7/27 – Mindful Momma – 3 winners of La Mav Organic Skincare

7/27 – A Mom Does Reviews – $50 gift card to Victoria’s Secret

7/27 – Beauty Isles – $25 g.c. to Sephora

7/27 – 15 Minute Beauty – a years worth of Swisspers and a $50 Visa g.c.

7/28 – Beauty Xpose – $50 g.c. to Sephora

7/28 – Beauty Tidbits – Total Beauty Hair Care Collection

7/28 – Nuts4Stuff – Good Stuff Sugar Scrub

7/28 – Spontaneous Chick – Leonisa bathing suit giveaway

7/28 – Fierce Makeup and Nails - Ladybug Nail Polish holder

7/30 – The Socialite’s Closet – Mia Mariu cosmetics (primer, foundation etc)

7/31 – Cosmetics Sanctuary – OPI Nordic Collection

7/31 – My Sweet Beauty – $25 g.c. to TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Home Goods

7/31 – My Beauty Bunny – win a $1,000 gift certificate to Onsen

7/31 – My Beauty Bunny -  6 soaps from Whole Food

7/31 – – $50 g.c. to buy magazine subscriptions

7/31 – All Lacquered Up – Essie polishes galore – 2 winners

8/1 – Being MVP – $50 Whole Foods g.c.

8/1 – Glamorable – Mia Mariu facial cosmetics

8/4 – Thanks Mail Carrier – Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil

8/6 – Fab Over Fifty – $250 Talbots gift card (2 winners)

8/7 – Preston Speaks – $100 g.c. to PetSmart (for all of us pet owners!)

8/13 – Gouldylox Reviews – chance to win a $2000 beauty treatment

8/15 – Skinny Scoop – chance to win $100 in their top city poll

8/15 – Belecara – $500 g.c. to Victoria Secret

8/15 – Blushing Noir - The Great Polish Giveaway (it’s up to 110 polishes to give away and growing!)

Now for the MAYBELLINE NUDE PALETTE GIVEAWAY: Enter through the Rafflecopter. Occasionally comments mysteriously get turned off- if that happens make your comment on our Facebook page or email me at  Have a great week and good luck on the giveaways.– Marcia

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A Makeup Wars special – Urban Decay and a giveaway

This is a special edition of Makeup Wars and you are going to love it. We are focusing on Urban Decay this week and the bloggers involved have decided to have a super giveaway for Urban Decay eyeshadows for our readers. Please visit all the blogs that are involved in today’s Makeup Wars to silently (or verbally) thank them for their contribution so that one of you can win the prize noted in the Rafflecopter.

Urban Decay eyeshadow in X

Urban Decay eyeshadow in X

I picked the shade X as the color I wanted to be included in this giveaway. X is one of my long time favorites from Urban Decay because it’s a duochrome shadow. We don’t find a lot of duochrome shadows out there so when we do then it’s time to celebrate.

Urban Decay X

Urban Decay X

Sephora describes X as “peach shimmer with gold shift”. I also see a small amount of pink in it but it’s definitely a peachy pink. This is one of my favorite lid shades since it brightens up my eyes and makes me feel more wide awake looking. X is a color that I feel will work with all eye colors.

Urban Decay X and YDK eye

Urban Decay X and YDK eye

People mostly talk about Urban Decay’s premade palettes but there’s more to UD than just those. You can put together your own palette with the colors that you choose. It is more expensive that way but it’s also a great way to get exactly what you want.

My Urban Decay palette closed

My Urban Decay palette closed

My Urban Decay palette open

My Urban Decay palette open

I bought my palette a few years ago when Urban Decay changed their singles to be removable. At the time they had a case for $18 that included the color Walk of Shame which is a great light beige neutral. Unfortunately they never sold Walk of Shame separately and they now only sell the palettes with slots for 4 shades. I’m really glad I bought mine at that time. The colors I chose for my palette above are Walk of Shame, X, Stray Dog, Snare, Twice Baked and my mangled YDK. (YDK is from old packaging and was difficult to get out of the tin.)

UD swatches for Stray Dog, Snare, Twice Baked and YDK

UD swatches for Stray Dog, Snare, Twice Baked and YDK

If you love cruelty free, eyeshadows that are soft yet very pigmented then this giveaway is for you. We’ve chosen 11 fabulous shades to give you a wide variety of color and texture. One of you is going to be a very lucky lady. What’s your favorite shade of Urban Decay? I’d love to know. — Marcia

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Giveaway from Shannon’s Soaps

Shannon’s Soaps has been a favorite here at the BIZ for a several years. Shannon creates wonderful soaps, lotions, scrubs…you name the body product and Shannon does it right. Everything she makes is of the highest quality, smells amazing, and works!
Shannon's Soaps Mini Bar Sampler

Shannon’s Soaps Mini Bar Sampler

Shannon is giving away a wonderful Mini Bar Sampler Pack to a lucky Beauty Info Zone reader so you can try three of her handmade soaps for yourself. This sampler includes Fate, a beautiful mysterious scent; Eucalyptus-Spearmint with Sea Clay, an invigorating minty scent infused with sea clay; and Strawberries & Champagne, exotic oils and butters mixed with an erotic, exotic scent.
super cute packaging

super cute packaging

You could be the lucky winner!

You could be the lucky winner!

These Mini Bar Sampler sets make fantastic shower gifts. Shannon does custom colors, scents, and labels. She also does quantity discounts (priced by the 3-lb loaf – so, 11 or 12 “normal-sized” bars or 30 sample-sized bars) and can cut the bars to various sizes as required.

Take a look at Shannon’s Soaps website and see what fabulous bath time treats await, and don’t forget to enter to win a Mini Bar Sampler set for yourself!  - Lisa
Giveaway is open to any Beauty Info Zone subscriber through the Rafflecopter and is open through 7/21/14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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Fate Soap ingredients:  saponified oils of palm, coconut, olive, sunflower, castor, fragrance, iron oxide red
Eucalyptus-Spearmint with Sea Clay ingredients:  saponified oils of palm, tallow, coconut, olive; essential oils of eucalyptus, spearmint; sea clay
Strawberries & Champagne ingredients:  saponified oils of palm, coconut, sweet almond, shea butter, mango butter, argan; fragrance; iron oxide red pigment helps with the “pain” of Back to School (sweepstakes information too)

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I am a former elementary school teacher but in my heart I was a kid then and am a kid now. My favorite thing about Back to School was shopping. Both clothes and school supplies were my favorite shopping trips. I spent a lot of time shopping at teacher stores and stores like Staples or Target. The school district I worked for gave us very limited supplies for our classrooms. Eight year olds do not want a box of 8 crayons, that’s a nightmare for them. They go through pencils like water. It’s so much fun standing at the pencil sharpener for ages when you are that age. And forget about erasers, they are used up within minutes of writing with that oversharpened pencil. Therefore I kept a large supply on hand for their never-ending needs.

If only Back to School Sales were around back then to help me find the sales that I needed. There are so many brands that they work with to publicize the specials that are available. One place I spent a lot of money at was Best Buy so being able to access coupons and learn of specials from them would have been great.

Sign Up for Student-Only Offers & Get Free Coupon Codes Via Email

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Since we all love Target it’s fun to see what coupons are available from As of this writing there are 20 offers on the page but new ones will be added almost daily. College students can even create a college registry. Don’t they all need towels, lamps, bedding, and fun? I didn’t know this until I did some research at Target will surely have sales on crayons, pencils, notebooks, and

art supplies that will be available for the elementary students. will help with all of those sales as well as their back to school clothing at Target.

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Ends 8/31/2014


Staples was a store I practically lived at to stock up for school supplies for my own kids as well as my classroom. Now I could use and learn about their back to school center.

Huge Savings in the Staples Back to School Center

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Check Out Staples College Center for Huge Savings!

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For me there’s always ULTA. I could get my back to school nail polish and cosmetics there with a coupon I found on!

Save $3.50 Off $10+  Some Exclusions Apply.

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And who could forget SEPHORA! Back to School means a shopping trip on so I can get all kinds of samples. lists all the specials that Sephora has for online shoppers. Right now they have the codes for a mini Benefit Push Up Gel Liner, your choice of a deluxe facial mask, or a Fresh eye makeup remover. They are always adding in the newest ones too.

Choose 1 of 3 FREE Red, White, & Blue Samples: Stila, Alterna, or Sephora Collection with you $25 purchase.

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Whether you are 8 years old, 19 years old or an old fogey you’ll find an amazing amount of coupons via Don’t miss out on all the sales and specials.
Now let’s talk GIVEAWAY since has one for you to enter on their website. It runs from July 7th to July 31st at Back to School Sweepstakes at Each day there’s a $100 prize awarded and the grand prize is $2,500. Don’t you think you should visit, find the best coupons and enter to win? I did! — Marcia


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Saturdate with Walgreens information and giveaway

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Are you a Walgreens beauty shopper? If you aren’t you don’t know what you are missing. Walgreens is the only drugstore that has beauty advisors to help you find what you are looking for. I often go to them with products that I want to buy to see if they have any coupons or specials for those items. They’ll often show me what they do have coupons for, tempting me to buy some new products.

Not only does Walgreens have beauty advisors, they have special days that they have demonstrations, coupons and samples. Right now they have “SATURDATE WITH WALGREENS” which will help you find great beauty products at special prices.

The latest specials are from June 29th-July 5th with Olay and Pantene:

·         Buy one get one 50% off across all CoverGirl & Olay products

·         Pantene 2 for $7

Walgreens and Procter & Gamble have send us a box of products to give to one US winner. Let’s take a look inside:

Walgreens Saturdate giveaway

Walgreens Saturdate giveaway

Olay has new skincare out called Fresh Effects. Two of the Fresh Effects products are in the giveaway and are perfect for summer. Dew Over Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is not only good for your daily moisturizer but it’s a terrific refresher for these hot days. Another refresher is Everything Off Deluxe Makeup Removal Wet Cloths. The winner will receive two of these packs in a smaller handy size for your pocketbook.

Let’s not forget about hair which takes a beating in the summer. Pantene’s latest is a weekly Rehab Creme to instantly renew hair. I’m always putting my hair in a pony tail, taking it out, putting it back in. I need Rehab!

Olay Fresh Effects and Pantene Rehab Creme

Olay Fresh Effects and Pantene Rehab Creme

In the heat you want some simple but easy to use cosmetic problems and CoverGirl is the place to go for that. The giveaway includes 4 CoverGirl products that will keep you looking hot this summer but in such a sweet deceiving way.
Your eyes will sparkle with the subtle gold of Flamed Out Eyeshadow in Melted Gold, line with Ink It Black Liquid liner (fabulous!!) and add the amazing Bombshell Volume Mascara for super sexy lashes. Then be innocent with COVERGIRL Coverlicious Lip Gloss.

let CoverGirl get you gorgeous

let CoverGirl get you gorgeous

All of these items will be in a great black & silver cosmetic bag. To top it off if you are the winner of Walgreens’ Saturdate giveaway you’ll receive a $25 Walgreens gift card to add anything else your heart desires.

Use the Rafflecopter to enter. You must be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber and live in the US to enter. This giveaway is open through 7/14/14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If the comments get turned off the last day (which sometimes happens) then email your comment to me at Good luck! See you at Walgreens. — Marcia

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Giveaway alert! ProSonic GLOW Cleansing and Exfoliation System

Who doesn’t want healthy, soft, clean skin? We all do, and thanks to the great folks at ProSonic, you can win a ProSonic GLOW Cleansing and Exfoliation System ($204) to get your best possible skin.

ProSonic Cleansing and Exfoliation System

ProSonic Cleansing and Exfoliation System

With all the great buzz on the internet, we were thrilled when ProSonic sent the system to test – not to mention the giveaway for our readers!  The ProSonic Cleansing and Exfoliation System works for both face and body. The set includes  a Cleansing/Exfoliation Brush that operates at 3 Speeds, along with three different brush heads, a pumice stone, a facial cleanser, and a skin polishing cream.

The ProSonic

The ProSonic

three different speeds

three different speeds

The brush has ‘sonic and multi-directional pulsation & vibration technology’, which makes it six times more effective at cleaning the skin than regular cleansing with a wash cloth. When skin is properly cleansed, it not only looks healthier, but it also helps skin products work more effectively. Plus, regular exfoliation helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles by clearing away dead skin cells and allowing for healthy skin cell growth.

The brush is rechargeable and waterproof so you can use it in the shower or bath. It’s also great at reducing razor irritation and ingrown hairs.

senstive skin facial brush

senstive skin facial brush

A huge plus to the ProSonic System is that it really is meant for all skin from head to toe. There are three speeds:  low-speed for sensitive skin, high-speed for normal skin, and body mode for neck, décolleté, elbows and knees.

The face brush (pictured above) cleanses away dirt and oil, prevents breakouts, and exfoliates skin. There are two different face brush heads, one for normal skin and one for sensitive skin.

body brush

body brush

The body brush is larger than the face brushes, and it cleans and massages skin.  It is especially terrific before applying self tanner.

pumice attachment for rough areas

pumice attachment for rough areas

The pumice brush smooths out dry, rough areas like the knees, elbows, and bottoms of the feet.

Microdermabrasion Cream and Botanical Cleanser

Microdermabrasion Cream and Botanical Cleanser

The ProSonic GLOW system also includes a botanical cleanser and a microdermabrasion cream which work for all skin types and are gentle enough to use twice a day.

Today is your lucky day, because you can win a ProSonic GLOW System for yourself! Enter now, and you could find out first hand that the ProSonic does all of these things:

  • Remove dirt and makeup
  • Cleanse and exfoliate skin simultaneously, improving skin texture
  • Promote new skin cell growth, rejuvenating the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of large pores
  • Improve acne and even facial skin tone
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Invigorate the skin from head to toe
  • Smooth rough patches of skin on the body, such as the elbows and feet

Take a few moments to enter — your skin will thank you!  - Lisa

Giveaway open through 7/14/14 at 11:59. p.m. EDT. Winning pick will be verified. Open to US only.

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The Sunday Scoop for 6/22/14 – what giveaways have been found??

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As we wind down for June – do you believe it?? – I have more giveaways that you might want to enter. The BIZ has been busy and came up with two this past week which surprised even us. I think I spend an amazing amount of time scoping out giveaways for you. I sure hope it’s been helpful to you.

BEAUTY INFO ZONE CURRENT GIVEAWAYS: box pictured in the review – US only, 6/22 which means NOW

We will have 3 winners for MaskerAide Masks, US and Canada, ends 6/24

#ItsGotYouCovered has 4 amazing IT Cosmetics products, this is US only and is open through 6/30

The Beauty Blogazon $500 Visa Gift Card giveaway – open internationally through 6/30

Meijer stores Sunscreen giveaway – open through 7/1 for US

We have two lovely winners of the Epic Blend Lip Balm giveaway that ended this week: Rebecca B and Nicole M.


Below are the giveaways I found this past week but don’t forget to visit past Sunday Scoop articles to find giveaways that are still open that you might have missed.

We Heart This will be giving away 4 gift cards for $50 each at East Dane. This ends on 6/23 so get there now. (Hint: you can use it at Shopbop too!!)

Rush to enter a 6 month subscription to Color Me Monthly. I’ve reviewed quite a few of their polishes and they are wonderful. This is a great giveaway. Ends 6/23

Another giveaway to go to ASAP is at Daydreaming Beauty – it’s for the ITS Got You Covered set that we’re also giving away. Ends around noon on 6/24

Glossybox’s June box is fabulous. I’m in the midst of reviewing it right now and I found a giveaway for 5 people to win one from Glossybox and Google+.

Glossybox and Lancome have a Facebook giveaway for a special box too.

Bits and Boxes has her own giveaway for one of these Glossyboxes and that ends on 6/25.

If you remember when we had a Jord Watch giveaway then you’ll want to enter to try to these three giveaways: A Mom in Red Heels ends 6/23, Reviews by Cole ends on 6/26, and Fierce Makeup and Nails which ends 6/30 (this last one is international)

Kelsey Bang and a whole slew of fashion bloggers are giving away a $500 g.c. to Nordstrom. This ends on 6/23

Nail It Magazine has a giveaway on Facebook for Sally Hansen Color Foil polishes. Now I had a bad experience but I understand these are workable if you don’t mind a one-two day manicure or can do nail art. The colors are gorgeous. Ends 6/24

Chaos and Sensibility is giving away a custom designed compact mirror, ends 6/24

Tieks has a giveaway for a $200 g.c. plus 6 months of Honest Co essentials. This ends 6/25

Prime Beauty teaches us all about the Certain Dri giveaway in her article, this ends 6/26

Prime Beauty also has a cosmetic giveaway for 3 winners. This is open to US and Canada through 6/27

Mom Does Reviews has a gift card worth $100 to Kohl’s in her giveaway that ends on 6/26

Hungry? Thank You Honey has a $25 g.c. good for Chili’s, Maggiano’s, On the Border or Macaroni Grill. This is over 6/26

Behind Blue Eyes wants to make one winner very happy with 7 different gift cards (Target, Ulta, Amazon and more). This ends 6/27

Perilously Pale will be giving away a $50 Walmart giftcard to a Canadian winner. I didn’t see an end date.

Beauty Army has a Facebook giveaway for a year subscription and a $150 GYFT gift card. Ends early on 6/27

There’s a $100 JC Penney gift card being given away at Hands On As We Grow through 6/27

Pammy Blogs Beauty is giving away a Just Natural Skin Calming and Healing Lotion and that’s open through 6/28

Set in Lacquer thinks you should vote for your favorite manicure and have a chance to win. Ends 6/29

Kindle Book Promos has a $50 Amazon Gift Card – ends 6/30

Blonde hair anyone? Then enter Mom’s Makeup Stash’s giveaway for 7 Schwarzkopf products for blonde hair. Ends 6/30

The Raeviewer has amazing taste and for her giveaway she has beautiful bronzing products. Ends 6/30

Want whiter teeth?? Go to Health, Beauty, Life for a Whitening Lightening teeth lightening kit. Ends 6/30

Wantable has a Tory Birch handbag and filled cosmetic bag in this week’s giveaway

Gloss48 will give Literary Lacquers to the winners of their Indie nail polish picture giveaway

Beauty Stat has 5 Too Faced Better Than Sex mascaras to give to readers.

Qpon Cow is giving away 3 Aveeno products plus 12 Wet n’Wild lipsticks, open thru 6/30

My Beauty Bunny has an aromatherapy shower head in her latest giveaway – over on 7/2

Geniabeme is working with a group of bloggers to offer a $250 Ulta gift card in their giveaway. Ends 7/2

Katie Crafts has nail crafts to give away – polish, dotting tools, studs, etc. This ends 7/4 for US and Canada

Bellashoot has the Urban Decay Electric Palette in the latest contest. Thru 7/9

Epic Blend Lip Balms are in another giveaway and this one is international. Go to Beautetude to enter by 7/12

Lemonade Lies will be giving away an Urban Decay palette in her international giveaway that ends 7/12

Love and Liquor is celebrating her first anniversary with a MAC Kelly Yum Yum lipstick giveaway. Ends 7/12 and is international

Fab Over Fifty has Strivectin for you to win – through 7/12

Lipgloss Break wants someone to win a Bosley Hair Mask, this is open until 7/13

Thanks for visiting. Which giveaways have you entered? Have you won anything lately? — Marcia

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