It’s March 1st, time to enter giveaways with the Sunday Scoop

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Please don’t forget to read last week’s Sunday Scoop and enter the giveaway. More samples will be added to the prize. I’m changing up some things today on The Sunday Scoop but I want to know more about your opinions.

Also on the Biore Giveaway, there was originally a mistake that had a required like for Facebook. I’ve fixed that now so if you entered early go back and add more options.

Enjoy this week’s article and let me know what you think of the changes — Marcia


Sunday Scoop poll and giveaway – international, 3/4

Biore Pore Strips – 2 winners, US, 3/10

Winners circle – Our Covergirl/Ulta winner is Dawn K , the Viviscal Supplements and hair care product winner is Tearsa S. Congratulations ladies.

We have loads of giveaways coming up because we will soon be celebrating our 5th Blog Anniversary. You are going to love us!!



3/1  Beauty Junkies Unite – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel and $200 to My

3/2  The PolishAholic – Salon Perfect St. Patrick’s Day nail polish sets, US, 20 winners

3/2  The Penelope Times – Brocato Vibrastrait Oscillating Flat Iron, US

3/2  Mom Does Reviews – Honeycat Cosmetics spa products, US

3/2  Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom – Barielle REDdy to Party nail collection, US

3/2  A Very Sweet Blog – Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

3/3  Set In Lacquer –  Salon Perfect St. Patrick’s Day nail polishes, 20 winners, US

3/3  Nail It  – set of Finger Paints Endless Wear Long Wear polishes, US, 5 winners

Spa Week – grand prize is a pair of Loubutin Heels, runner up has cosmetic prizes

3/3 Always Blabbing – Angel Sasa brush set

3/3  Mom Knows Best – Ageless Derma Age-Defying Neck Lift and Firm Cream

3/3  Always Blogging – KMS Hair Play Spray

Jessy Dust – Essence Cosmetics, US and Canada (instagram)

3/4  In Haute Pursuit – L’Occitane 28 Day Divine Renewal program

3/4  Beauty Junkies Unite – 20 winners of Salon Perfect St. Patrick’s Day polishes

3/4  Haute Off the Rack – Luxy Hair Extensions

3/4  Le Stylo Rouge – Borghese cosmetic collection (instagram)

3/5  Romy Raves – Neutrogena skincare and cosmetics and $25 gc to Target, 2 winners

3/5  Lioness – Ceramic Flat Iron and Heat Styling Cream, 4 winners, international

3/5  Mommy on the Money – Ageless Derma Age-Defying Neck Lift and Firm Cream, US

3/6  She is the One  - Estee Lauder Cosmetics, international

3/6  The College Prepster – Macy’s Beauty Survival Kit, US

3/6  Lit From Within – Play Love Laugh Natural Peel-Off Nail Polish, US

3/7  Style, Decor and More – Paula Dorf Cosmetics – One Lip Slides in Diamonds & Pearls, One Face Primer, One Perfect Color in Ecstasy and One Mascara in Licorice. US

3/8  The Stylish Housewife – Microderm 360 Kit, US

3/12  Allure by Amy – bottle of Oridel – Liquid Gem Regenerating Face Oil, US

3/14  Natalie Loves Beauty – beauty from Tarte and OCC

3/15  My Newest Addiction – Nioxin



3/2  Afternoon Style – $100 gc to JCrew

Gloss48  – $250 g.c. to Gloss48 and $250 to Yummie intimate wear

3/3  Glitter Gloss Garbage –  $50 CVS gc

3/4  Mom Does Reviews – $50 Amazon, US

3/4  Venus Trapped in Mars –  $175 Target gc

3/5  Budget Earth – $250 gift card to Amazon, Target, Walmart or your pick, international

3/5  Emily Reviews –  $50 Target gc

3/5  The Little Style File – $100 AmEx gc

3/5  Wild One Forever – $300 Visa g.c.

3/5  The Celebrity Cafe – $100 Visa gc, US

3/6  Crafty Life –  $100 American Express g.c.

3/6  My Fab Fit Forties – $25 Nike g.c., US

3/7  Mom Does Reviews – $250 gift card to Anderson Seafood, US

3/7  Clumps of Mascara –  $50 CVS gc

3/8  Saks Fifth Avenue –  $1500 g.c. to Saks

3/8  Taking Time for Mommy – $15 paypal

3/10  Printable Coupons – 4 winners of $50 Amazon g.c.

3/11  Budget Earth – $100 Amazon or paypal, international

3/11  Still Blonde After All These Years – $50 paypal

3/17  Katherine’s Corner – 3 winners of $500 each



3/4  Budget Earth – Jackpot Candles

3/5  Lil Bits of Chic – Spring Essentials bag with cosmetics etc, US

3/5  Organic Authority – 7-Piece ZWILLING Cookware Set and 3-Piece Starter Knife Set (Valued at $1299!), US

3/6  Prime Beauty – Dressing Your Truth online course

3/7  Cross Pens – One winner of a $3,900 Peerless 125 LE Fountain Pen, 125 other winners of a Peerless 125 Obsidian Black Lacquer Ballpoint pen with value of $175

3/8  A Day in Motherhood – 4 piece set of Samsonite luggage

3/8  Glamorable – Bestowed Box (food), US

3/10  Mom Does Reviews –  Ninja Blender, US

3/11  Pawsitive Living – Peter Pauper Address Book, 2 sizes of journals and Sticky Note Portfolio



3/2  Missy Sue – Lila Rose Flex Clip Giveaway – 3 winners, US

3/2  Calivintage – a pair of Ray Ban Sunglasses, US

3/2  Always Blabbing – Cate and Chloe subscription box, US

3/6  Stushi Gal Style – $300 H & M gc

3/6  Brite & Bubbly – $50 Kate Spade store gc

3/7  Here We Go Ready – KidzCanCreate custom silver necklace

3/9  Mom Does Reviews – choice of a Coach purse, US

3/14  Mom Does Reviews –  Shoes from Just Fab, US


Thanks for visiting us at Beauty Info Zone. There are still many many giveaways still going on in our previous Sunday Scoop articles.  See you soon — Marcia

Free your pores with Biore (and enter this giveaway) #StripWithBiore

Biore Deep Charcoal Pore Strips

Biore Deep Charcoal Pore Strips

I have a confession to make… I love Biore Pore Strips. I’ve used them for as long as I can remember and I’ve always been fascinated with them. If you’ve used them then you know that secret thrill in taking the strip off your nose and looking to see what came out. It’s always a moment of  “eek” for me.

Biore' Nose Strip directions

Biore’ Nose Strip directions

There isn’t anything simpler to use than Biore Nose Strips. You remove one from the package just before use. Then get your nose very wet because the strip needs to stick well. With dry hands apply it with the smooth end on your skin. Press it down and let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes. It gets really stiff. The company compares it to how papier-maiche would look. To remove you can pull it off or wet it and remove it that way. If there’s any residue you’ll find it washes off easily and quickly.

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strip and my nose

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strip and my nose

I’ve seen these criticized by many but I think it’s a great low tech, low cost technique to draw out both excess oil and unclog your pores. These are to be used exclusively on your nose. I love that it gets the area at the sides of my nose. I exfoliate often with scrubs and machines but there’s still that area that always seems clogged.

Biore Pore Strip before

Biore Pore Strip before

Biore Nose Strip after

Biore Nose Strip after

Bioré Skincare has teamed up with Brittany Snow to create the #StripWithBiore Challenge! Bioré and Brittany dare you to take on dirt and oil in your pores with the new Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips and encourage your friends to do the same for a chance to win a free trip to Los Angeles and attend a charity event supporting the Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder Movement, and walk the red carpet with Brittany Snow herself.

Brittany Snow for Biore

Brittany Snow for Biore

There are actually two giveaways for you to enter. You can use our Rafflecopter and two people will win a box of 6 Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips (US only). This is open through 3/10/15 at 11:59 p.m. est. If comments close, which they sometimes do, just email me at with your comment and then continue on. But there’s another giveaway/challenge directly from Biore. To enter their challenge and have your photo featured on, post a photo using either a classic strip or a new Biore Charcoal Pore Strip to Twitter or Instagram by March 31st using the #StripWithBiore #Sweeps hashtag and tag three of your friends. Remember that the StripWithBiore Sweeps gives you a chance to win a trip to LA as well as attending the charity event with Brittany Snow. That sounds like it’s worth showing your nose for!! — Marcia

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*Biore strips and giveaway items provided by their PR

2/21/15 brings the Sunday Scoop filled with giveaways including a new one right here

Enter to Win Red Raffle Lottery Box Entry Forms TicketsAs you know I do the Sunday Scoop every Sunday, rain or shine (or in my case freezing rain and temps). Today I want some questions answered so I’ve asked for a few comments in the giveaway that I’m doing in this week’s Scoop. Be sure to enter this one as well as the others we (and others) have going on.


COVERGIRL AND ULTA GC – US only through 2/23


Don’t forget today’s too!! Open internationally through 3/4

Winner’s circle >>> Robin A is the one who’s going to have soft lips with Balm Chicky Balm Balm. Julie W has won the Crest and CVS giveaway. Suzanne S is the Beauty Spotlight Team palette winner. Congratulations to all of you.

BEAUTY GIVEAWAYS YOU’LL WANT TO ENTER (even though they aren’t BIZ ones)

2/22  A Girl’s Gotta Spa –  Spongelle’s Shower Gel Infused Bath Buffers

2/22  Glitter, Gloss, Garbage – $50 CVS gift card and Crest HD 2 Step System, US

2/23  The Beauty Snoop – Living Proof Hair Day Styling Treatment

2/23  Daydreaming Beauty –  Holiskin Holistic Natural Acne Scar Repair

Glamour-zine – $50 Ulta g.c. and Covergirl Cosmetics

Temptalia – years worth of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Remover, US

2/24  Ms Quinn Face – 3 Essie Cashmere Matte nail polishes, US and Canada

2/24  Robin EK – Crest HD 2-Step System and $50 CVS g.c.

2/25  Powered by Mom – Biotera Pro Series Hair Care, US

2/25  Fab Over Fifty – 10 winners of skincare from NR Skin

2/25  Easter Babe – Free Shape Quick Blow Dry by KMS

2/26  Merrick’s Art – hair extensions from Luxy Hair

2/27  I do DeClaire – Anavita Moisturizer Anti-Wrinkle Cream

2/27  Phyrra – Boots No. 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum, US

2/27  Makeup and Beauty Blog – L’Occitane 28 Day Divine Skin Renewal Program, US

2/27  Budget Earth – can of Gray Away and a $100 Visa GC

2/27  Beauty by Krystal – E.L.F. Beauty Bundle, US

Gray Away – different giveaway for 50 winners of a can of Gray Away

Fragrance Net – His and Hers bottles of Burberry fragrance and a $200 Dining Card

2/28  Pro Rituals – $325 ProRituals Hair Care Bundle plus 2 more winners of products, US

2/28  Hello Natural – Miyu Beauty Tea

2/28  Nexium AD –  Nexium AD Skincare

3/1  It’s Free At Last – Barbar Hair Dryer, US

3/1  Emily’s Reviews – 2 Softsoap Body Washes, US

3/3  Cybele Says – big cosmetic giveaway, US

3/3  The Manicurator – OPI Fifty Shades of Grey mini polish set

3/3  Hello Natural – Aveda Stress Fix products, US

3/6  Emily’s Reviews – 3 Softsoap liquid soaps, US


Love for Lacquer – $50 gc to Target

Refinery 29 – $500 to The Laundress

2/24  Giveaway Promote – $100 Paypal, international

2/24  Venus Trapped in Mars – $50 Paypal

2/25  Blushing Noir – $50 Walgreens GC

2/25  Sweeptight – $100 Walgreens gc

2/26  Lush to Blush – $100 Am Express gc

2/26  Ahhmazing Reviews – $50 Amazon gc

2/26  Queen of Savings – $50 California Pizza Kitchen g.c., US

2/27  Bay Area Mommy - $50 Target gc

2/28  Spaceships and Laser Beams – $100 Visa GC and a Royal Canin package, Canada only

2/28  Mom Does Reviews – $25 Walmart or Paypal, international

2/28  What U Talking About Willis – $50 to Amazon, Starbucks or paypal, international

2/28  Simply Gluten Free – $200 to Amazon, can enter daily, US

2/28  Mama Bees Freebies – $100 Target gc

3/1  Blinging Beauty – $100 Sephora g.c., US and Canada

3/1  Chic on the Cheap – $50 Target gc

3/1  Mommy’s Hangout – $50 Target gc, US

3/1  Troy Stoker MD –  $250 Amazon

3/2  Real Moms Real View – $50 Amazon gc, US

3/5  Fave Pages – $100 Amazon

3/6  Budget Earth – $250 g.c. of your choice (Walmart, Amazon, Target and more), international

3/31  Giveaway Promote – Enter for a chance to win $300 (Amazon e-gift card or PayPal payment at winners discretion), plus five $100 prizes, ten $25 prizes, and twenty $10 prizes; each prize can include an e-book collection from the sponsoring author, at the winner’s discretion.

4/15  Exxon Mobil – enter weekly through 4/15 for $1000 to Exxon or Mobil, US


2/23  UKMumsTVa 5th Generation Apple iPod

2/23  Budget Earth – 20 prize bundles from “green” companies, US

2/26  Simply Clarke – Erin Condren Planner

2/26  Me and My Handful – iPad Mini 16gb, US

2/26  Queen of Savings – Pink Glitter water bottles from Nalgene, US

2/27  My Fab Fit Forties – Enjoy Convenience & Comfort While Working Out with the Armpocket Armband, US

2/27  Confessions of a Makeup Addict – Old Factory Soy Candles, US

2/27  Queen of Savings – Hydrofit Insoles

2/27  Beauty by Miss L - Learn Italian Online with Rocket Italian Premium

2/27  Powered by Mom –  H2wOw Variety Pack, US

2/28  Mom Does Reviews – doTERRA’s Family Physician Kit is a collection of ten nurturing essential oils, US

2/28  My Newest Addiction – Erin Condren planner

2/28  Ciao Florentina – Mauviel M’Cook 1830 Large Roasting Pan

2/28  Mom Does Reviews – a mystery box, US

2/28  Nikki’s Freebies – 17 piece white Corning Ware set, US

2/28  Sunsweeps – Wusthoff Knife Block Set, US

2/28  Really Free Freebies – Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum, US

2/28  The Movie Network – 1 year of Amazon Prime Streaming, US

2/28  She is Lovely – Old Factory Soy Candle set, US

3/1  Pickled Plum – Wafu Salad Shooter, US

3/1  Powered by Mom – Chex Mix Mega Variety Prize Pack, US

3/1  Your Healthy Year – Complete Journey Gym System, US

3/2  RatingLE – iPad mini 16 gb, US and Canada

3/2  Powered by Mom – Trinity Bamboo Kitchen Cart, US

3/2  The Latin Kitchen – Rachael Ray’s 2-piece Ceramic Mixing Bowl Set, Rachael Ray’s 3-piece Spoonula Set, an OXO Steel Swivel Peeler, and a Cake Boss 6-cup Cakelette Pan

3/3  Like a Bump on a Blog – doTerra Essential Oils Family Physicians Kit, US


2/23  Missy Sue – Rain Baby gift box of products

2/23  Mom Does Reviews – Three Dog Bakery treats, US

2/24  Simply Clark – set of headbands for 6 – 12 month olds

2/24  Mom Does Reviews – case of Spongebob Pirate’s Booty, US

2/25  Mom Does Reviews – Adora Dolls Bath Time Baby Doll, US

2/25  Lipgloss and Crayons – Feeding Set for Toddlers

2/27  Mom Does Reviews – Polar Bowl and Slow Feed Bowls for pets, US

2/27  Mom Does Reviews – Neater Scooper for pets, US

3/1  Pawsitive Living – Pound Puppies DVD, US and Canada

3/2  Here We Go Again – Fisher Price Create and Learn Aptivity Case for iPad 2 or Mini

3/3  MacMillan Books – $250 gift card to Land of Nod

3/3  Emily’s Reviews – 4 children’s DVDs, US

3/3  Huggable Friends – Hobbes (from Calvin & Hobbes) stuffed animal

3/4  Emily’s Reviews – Create a Maze game, US

3/5  Pawsitive Living – Transformers Rescue Bot Jurassic Adventures DVD, Us and Canada

3/6  Mom Does Reviews – Minky Couture Infant Size Blanket, US


2/23  Wild One Forever – product of your choice from Agnes and Dora

Poor Little It Girl – $100 to Sweet & Spark jewelry

2/24  Lush to Blush – pair of SAS shoes

2/25  Lauren Conrad – $100 Kohl’s gc to the Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s collection, US

2/25  Mom Does Reviews – Muck Boots, US

2/27  Prime Beauty – Joseph Nogucci bracelet, US

2/27  Olive and Ivy – $300 JCrew g.c.

2/28  Jessica London – $259.95 Jessica London Wardrobe

3/1  Mom Does Reviews – Paw Print Necklace, US

3/2  The Glamour-zine – scarf, watch and handbag from Monroe & Main

3/3  Laura Lily –  $100 to Fashtique

NOW FOR THE SUNDAY SCOOP GIVEAWAY – at last you say! I recently received my Ipsy Glam Bag and decided to give it away so I could find out the answers to the questions I have about you and the Sunday Scoop. This bag consists of approximately $76 worth of brand new items. What you’ll receive in this month’s cosmetic bag is a full size pink blush by ModelCo in the color Cosmopolitan, a full size deep pink lipstain from City Color in Flirtini, deluxe sample sizes of eva-nyc Up All Night Volume Spray and Mitchell and Peach Flora No. 1 Fine Radiance Oil. There’s also a full size Emite Professional Makeup eyelash curler with refills. I am going to warn you that the City Color lipstain is said to have a not so pleasant fragrance at first. I have the Emite eyelash curler already and it’s a good one. To enter use the Rafflecopter. My goal is to learn more about what your opinions are of how I do the Sunday Scoop. It takes me days to get it done so I want to sharpen it up with input from you.

Ipsy Glam bag for 2/15. Win this now!!

Ipsy Glam bag for 2/15. Win this now!!

This is open internationally through March 4th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Sometimes comments get cut off but if you’ll email them to me at then you can click “I commented” on those. I wish you luck and I’ll follow up with the results I learn about the scoop. — Marcia

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The Sunday Scoop on 2/15/15 is awash in giveaways

Sunday ScoopWhat a week for Beauty Info Zone giveaways. 4 brand new ones since the last Sunday Scoop which means we’ve got 5 great giveaways going on right now. Amazing and we are so excited about it. But as usual we have many many more giveaways to share with you.


SMASHBOX ON THE ROCKS EYESHADOW PALETTE – international, through 2/17

BALM CHICKY BALM BALM – US and Canada, through 2/18

CREST HD 2 STEP SYSTEM AND $50 CVS GC – US only, through 2/20

COVERGIRL AND ULTA GC – US only through 2/23


Winners circle: Laurie M won the Tarina Tarantino giveaway


2/16  My Subscription Addiction – Net A Porter Valentine’s Day subscription box

2/16  Gentri Lee – Imbibe Skincare Cleanser Oil

2/16  My Subscription Addiction – Net A Porter Valentine’s Day box

Beauty Undercover – 30 winners, Rituals Shower Gel

Laura Lily – $200 worth of Bare Minerals cosmetics, you tube

Beauty Stat – Covergirl lip products, US

Beauty Stat – Make Up For Ever Give In To Me beauty set, US

Fab Over Fifty – MD Complete Skincare (need to take photo of your face to enter)

Design Essentials Natural – 25 winners of haircare product set and tote

2/17  Here We Go Again – Botanical Splash, US, UK, Canada, Australia

2/18  Vampy Varnish – Too Faced Chocolate palette and TF Better than Sex mascara

2/19  Rolala Loves – Sephora Give Me Some Lip Kit, international

2/19  Powered by Mom – 5 winners of become Hydration Serum, US

2/19  Powered by Mom – VitaBath basket, US

2/20  ProcastiNails – 2 winners – One (1) of two (2) giftcards in the amount of $25 CAN for a nail-related etailer/stockist of your choice from the following: Born Pretty Store, Llarow, Harlow, Hypnotic Polish, or Color4Nails, international

2/20  Jolie Pagaille – Hello Cutie face mask, US

2/20  Swatch and Learn – instagram Zoya polish and treatments, Pretty Serious nail polish, international

2/20  Beauty Brite – Biologie Luxury lotion pack

2/22  Beautezine – 20 winners of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

2/22  Powered by Mom – $60 worth of Amicare and Calendula Natural Healthcare products, US

2/23  My Newest Addiction – Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar, US

2/23  Valiantly Varnished – the entire Borghese Eclissare collection, US

2/23  Beauty By Krystal – Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar, US

2/23  Hello Pretty Bird – a Memebox

2/24  Kelli Gonzo – OPI Fifty Shades of Grey polish collection

2/26  Enamored with Glamour – $25 Amazon gc and Beauty Junkees eyeshadow brushes

2/27  Confessions of a Makeup Addict – LaLune peppermint essential oil

2/27  Lola Lane Love – Coastal Scents Revealed palette and $25 Barnes & Noble g.c.

2/28  The Crow and the Powder Puff – cosmetics from Maybelline, GlamourDoll, Avon and more, international

2/28  Beauty Blogger Reviews – OCC Lip Tar set, 2 winners, international


2/17  The True Life of KMK – $25 paypal

2/17  Mom Does Reviews – $50 to Amazon, paypal or Walmart, 2 winners, US

2/18  The Beat – $100 MasterCard

2/19  Momscape – $50 Visa gc, US and Canada

2/20  Fave Pages – $50 to Lands End

2/20  Mom Does Reviews – Round Robin giveaways for g.c. to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks and more

2/22  Terri Long – $25 Amazon gc and 3 Audio Books of her novels

2/23  Beauty by Luchessa – $50 Amazon gc

2/23  Giveaway Booster – $25 Amazon or Walmart gc, US, 3 winners

2/24  Giveaway Promote – $100 cash, international

2/26  Still Blonde After All These Years – $50 paypal

2/26  Homemaking Hacks – 5 winners of $100 Walgreens g.c.

2/26  West Coast Mama – $30 Starbucks gc

2/26  Coffee for Mom – $50 Amazon gc, US

2/27  The Budget Babe – $100 Kohls gc, US

2/27  Fab Fatale – $100 Kohls gc, US

2/28  Keenly Kristin – $50 to Amazon, Starbucks or paypal, international

2/28  Expressions by Luchessa – $750 Amazon GC

2/28  Katherine’s Corner – $200 cash and a Frigidaire convection table top oven

2/28  Free Beauty Events – gift basket with Katy Perry fragrance, CoverGirl cosmetics, Vaseline, Suave and more

4/15/15  Top Site Net – enter daily for a $50 Starbucks gc


2/17  My Subscription Addiction – February PopSugar box

2/17  Pawsitive Living – Star Wedding Album, 20 winners, US and Canada

2/19  The RAEviewer – a year’s worth of Godiva, instagram

2/19  Think Feel Share – Box of Godiva Truffles and ebook, US

2/20  Mom Does Reviews – GH Cretors Popcorn Prize Pack, US

2/20  Powered by Mom – basket with Nonni’s Biscotti, stuffed hippo, See’s Candy and glittered water bottle, US

2/20  This Mama Cooks – Sweet Scarlett’s Grapefruit gift basket, US

2/20  Powered by Mom – 2 Violife Rockee toothbrushes, US

2/22  Always Blabbing – Yankee Candles for a year, US

2/23  Mama Smith Reviews - 5 prize packages (men, women, pets, children and family)

2/23  Leite’s Culinaria – CHEF’s Ultimate Kitchen Utensil Set

2/23  Powered by Mom – Shower/Bath Bench, US

2/24  Powered by Mom – Zoku Quick Popsicle Maker, US

2/25  Here We Go Again – Woodie Specs watch, US

2/25  Pawsitive Living – All Day Energy Diet book, US and Canada

2/26  Mama Smith Reviews – Fit Mom’s Essentials gift pack

2/27  Book Elixir  – Kindle Fire HDX and $100 Amazon gc, US, Canada and possibly more

2/27  Snickers – Facebook giveaway – win a $75 NFL Shop gc, Snickers Bar Instant prizes and grand prize of 2 tickets to the 2016 SuperBowl

2/27  ClearWipes – facebook giveaway of Clear Wipes for glasses, US and Canada

2/27  Hot Hands – facebook giveaway for Hot Hands assortment, US

2/28  Shitexpress – 3 Canon Cybershot cameras to one winner

2/28  Keenly Kristin – copy of The Girl with a Clock for a Heart book

2/28  CrayZBees - Nikon CoolPix L830 16 MP CMOS Digital Camera and all the accessories, US and Canada


2/16  Walking in Memphis in High Heels – Stokke Scoot Stroller

2/16  Missy Sue – Petunia Pickle Bottom tote/diaper bag

2/16  Powered by Mom – Minutes with Me activity kit, US

2/17  Mom of 3 Boys – Cuddle Me Lambie DVD

2/18  Beauty Brite - game pack with your choice of Family or Adult, US

2/18  Ava Grace’s Closet – a Ballet Beauty Necklace, US and Canada

2/18  Mama On a Dime – $200 g.c. to Babies R Us

2/20  Lipgloss & Crayons – 3 BabyLit board books

2/20  Handmade Charlotte – $100 gc to Pop & Lolli for children’s rooms

2/20  Adventures of Mamakujo – Personalized story book

2/22  Pink Ninja Blog – $75 gc to Zutano for kids clothes, US and Canada

2/23  Powered by Mom – Okiedog Luxe Cosmo Diaper Bag, US

2/25  Powered by Mom – Legos DVD combo, US

2/26  Women and Their Pretties – iPod Shuffle in red/pink

2/27  Mama Smith Reviews – Red Alilo G6 Honey Bunny Giveaway

2/28  Alicia McCalla – Kindle Fire HD6 or $99 Amazon g.c., international


2/15  Kacie’s Kloset – Ray Ban sunglasses

2/15  Auteur Arial – $35 g.c. to Red Buffalo Trading

2/16  ShopStasy – Michael Kors handbag, instagram, US and Canada

2/16  Lauren McBride – $50 to Crave Jewels

2/17  Lunchpails and Lipstick – choice of 1 of 3 Helen Ficalora necklaces (value $400)

2/17  Spontaneous Chick – Eco Friendly jewelry

2/17  Head to Toe Chic – gold bangle bracelet

2/17  Savvy Chevy – 3 prizes (striped dress, diaper bag, floral top)

2/18  Rachel Sayumi – Brooklyn Designs earring and bracelet set

2/18  The Adored Life – $25 gc to Mint Julep boutique

2/19  The Daily Savant – an Azeeta Designs dragonfly ring

2/19  Mom Does Reviews – OOFOS Sandals, US

2/19  Raindrops and Sunshine – Canada only, pair of Hush Puppies

2/21  Pawsitive Living – Akora Pearl Ring – US and Canada

2/22  J’s Everyday Fashion – $1200 store credit to White Plum

2/22  The Philosopher’s Wife – $50 gc to Rito Originals shop on Etsy for jewelry, US

2/23  Sensible Stylista – 3 winners, choice of a pair of Ukies shoes

2/26  Melanie Meditates – Stella & Dot Alice bracelet, US

2/26  My Fab Fit Forties – Paisley Weekender bag, US

2/27  Miss Erin Says – $300 JCrew gift card

2/28  Second City Style – Helen Ficalora 14K gold necklace with diamonds and charms, US

2/28  Inspirations and Celebrations – Necklace from Charter Club, tote from DKNY and ceramic bowl from Canvas Home

2/28  Dooney & Burke – facebook purse giveaway

4/15  Access Runway – Women’s Pique Lacoste Polo and tote – other Lacoste giveaways on this site too

List of 69 Giveaways HERE all ending 2/26 for a variety of prizes

Please visit the last few weeks of SUNDAY SCOOP since a lot of the giveaways are still live and you don’t want to miss out. Which giveaways have you entered today? I’m dying to know. — Marcia

Viviscal review and grateful giveaway

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the king’s horses and all the queen’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again

My personal version:

Blogger Marcia was in the hall

Blogger Marcia had a great fall

All the nurses and rehab men

Couldn’t put Marcia’s hair together again

You’ve read about my travails over and over since August. It affected my life in more ways than one. Not only was my leg broken at the knee but the trauma caused me to lose massive amounts of hair and eyelashes. Unfortunately this wasn’t the first time I lost hair but at least I know it could grow back with the right treatment.

Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplement

Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplement

Shortly before I was hospitalized I had bought Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplements and took it for a few weeks because I knew my body needed more Biotin and no one has a better reputation than Viviscal. In the hospital and rehab they weren’t giving me anything other than my regular prescriptions and a multi-vitamin. I didn’t consider asking for the Viviscal from home because that’s not where my mind was.

When Viviscal emailed me by chance to test this and their shampoo and conditioner, you know what the answer was.

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements, Viviscal Gentle Shampoo, Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements, Viviscal Gentle Shampoo, Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

Now that I’ve been using this combination for the last 4 months I can tell you that I’m one happier woman and one with healthier and fuller hair. I take the supplements morning and evening. I used the shampoo and conditioner for 6 weeks before stopping to test other products but I still use it at least once a week no matter what else I’m testing.

Viviscal supplement stats

Viviscal supplement stats

Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplements come in a one month or three month supply. The prices on their website are $49.99 and $119.99. To be honest though I’ve bought mine from Amazon since it’s less expensive there. There’s a ton of information about the supplements so I’ll try to condense. Viviscal Extra Strength dietary supplements contain the exclusive marine complex AminoMar®, as well as Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Extract and Iron, to nourish hair from within. Not only are you getting the Biotin that we’ve learned is great for hair but it’s supplemented with marine complex AminoMar®.



The Gentle Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner ($19.99 each) are free from SLS, SLES, Parabens, Artificial Colors, Artificial Fragrances and Mineral Oils. They are 96 – 99% derived from natural sources. The shampoo cleanses, conditions and exfoliates the dead skin cells on your head. The shampoo is on the thin side and is almost gel like and doesn’t lather which  doesn’t matter since it’s very effective.

Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner is very thick. I have to keep my bottle upside down to make it easier to squeeze out. It’s a light conditioner that never weighs my hair down. Not only is this moisturizing but my hair is soft after using. It also leaves my hair smooth and with a little more volume.

Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

I no longer cry when I wash my hair. My shower wall and afterwards sink used to be filled with gobs and gobs of hair. That’s not the case now. Everyone has hair fallout, that’s shedding, just like a pet sheds. My hair feels more healthy, is staying ON my head and the cycle is broken. To continue this way I am continuing with Viviscal Supplements for as long as I can. The science is behind Viviscal and I really believe in it. There’s a different supplement for men though the haircare items are the same. Since they don’t have fragrance they work equally well for all. Viviscal has a Healthy Hair Club that you can join to get free shipping and automatic delivery as well as save money.

Now that you’ve read my long story it’s time to try it yourself. If you are a US Beauty Info Zone subscriber we have a giveaway for the 3 month supply of the Viviscal Supplements, a bottle of the Gentle Shampoo and the Moisturizing Conditioner. This is open through 2/26/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments close please write your comment on our Facebook page or email me at with your comment and then continue on. I wish you luck with both the giveaway and with having renewed, healthy hair like I do now. — Marcia

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Huge ULTA and COVERGIRL giveaway plus a Grammy inspired look!

Wow, the Grammys sure were polarizing this year, in terms of both the fashion and the politics! It was a great show and to celebrate ULTA and COVERGIRL are sponsoring a HUGE giveaway for BIZ readers. Plus, I have a COVERGIRL look inspired by the pop princess herself, Rihanna.

Win all of these COVERGIRL products and a $50 Ulta giftcard too!

Win COVERGIRL products and a $50 Ulta giftcard too!

Also, from now until February 21st, ULTA shoppers who purchase any COVERGIRL product can receive an additional COVERGIRL product for 50% off!

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Yes, Rihanna was pretty amazing performing Four Five Seconds with Paul McCartney and Kanye, but her true WOW moment was on the red carpet in her Giambattista Valli couture silk and tulle gown. I know, I know…lots of people thought this was a huge miss and that she looked like a giant toilet paper cozy. But I loved this! It’s big, it’s a statement, and it’s fun! I think the gown looks amazing on Rihanna and the pink shade is beautiful. A gown like this needs soft hair and makeup, which is exactly what Rihanna chose.

My Grammy inspired look with COVERGIRL products

My Grammy inspired look with COVERGIRL products

That gorgeous pink gown and Rihanna’s understated makeup inspired my look which I created using products sent to the BIZ by ULTA and COVERGIRL. Products I used include Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad, Bombshell Pow-Der BROW + Liner in 805, Full Lash Bloom Mascara, and Outlast Lip Color in 720.

Covergirl Grammy Inspired look

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad

The Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad has a beautiful deep pink which I used on the mobile lid; a shimmery copper pink I used in the crease; a medium matte brown used in the crease and the outer portion of the mobile lid; and a light shimmery pink which I used on the brow. The end result? A glam yet still understated eye look that really opens the eye.

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad swatched

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad swatched

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad and Bombshell Eyeliner swatched

COVERGIRL Blooming Blushes Eyeshadow Quad and Bombshell Pow-Der BROW + Liner swatched

I then lined my upper and lower lash line with the Bombshell Pow-Der BROW + Liner and filled in my eyebrows, too. This is a winner of an eyeliner thanks to the easy to use felt applicator and the powder doesn’t smudge.

Covergirl Blooming Blushes eye

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara brush

Then I applied three coats of the Full Lash Bloom Mascara, which has a stellar brush that really grabs every lash. I finished with a peachy-pink lip courtesy of the Outlast Lip Liner in 720. This is a longwearing lip color that comes with a fabulous topcoat that adds moisture and shine.

My COVERGIRL Grammy inspired look

My COVERGIRL Grammy inspired look

To celebrate the Grammys, ULTA and COVERGIRL are sponsoring our giveaway so you can create your own Grammy inspired look! Here is what you can win:

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A $50 ULTA gift card so you can go buy lots of goodies to make your own look

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

1 COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom Mascara:  Bring out every lash with Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara. The petal-shaped brush design aligns, combs, and coats every lash evenly for full, separated volume, while the soft mousse formula with full-flex system makes lashes soft and full as a flower – not stiff or spiky.

CoverGirl Eyeshadows

Covergirl Eyeshadow Quads

COVERGIRL Eyeshadow Quads

1 COVERGIRL Eye Shadow Quad:  New shadows with high-intensity shades, rich textures and beautiful intuitive pack design providing that instant eye impact. Shadows are enriched with skin conditioners and modifiers for a smooth, even application.

Covergirl Bombshell Eyeliners

1 Bombshell Pow-Der BROW + Liner:  Get beautifully defined, face-framing brows & soft eye definition instantly and easily.

Covergirl Outlast Lip Colors

1 Outlast Lip Color:  Our advanced formula, with resilient, brilliant coverage, color, and shine, gives you up to 16 hours of color that stays true, in just 2 easy, breezy steps. Outlast’s long-lasting lip color has a moisturizing topcoat that helps lock in shine – no feathering, no bleeding

With all the beautiful artists in the music categories of Alternative, Pop, R&B, Country and Rock, there must be at least one who inspired a makeup look for you. Take a moment to enter this giveaway so you can create your own look with ULTA and COVERGIRL! And don’t forget, from now until February 21st, ULTA shoppers who purchase any COVERGIRL product can receive an additional COVERGIRL product for 50% off!

This is open to US only through February 23rd @11:50 p.m. EST. If the comments close early then just comment on our Facebook page or email me at with your comment, then you can click “I commented” and go on with other options.  Be sure to enter today!! — Lisa

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Two ways you win with Crest HD – brighter, healthier teeth and a CVS giveaway

Crest HD and Oral B Pro-Flex toothbrush

Crest HD and Oral B Pro-Flex toothbrush

Each time you open your mouth you are making an impression on the people you are with. If you aren’t happy with the brightness of your smile and/or the health of your teeth then Crest HD Pro Health 2-Step System, their newest product, is going to be your next best friend. Crest sent this set along with a $50 CVS giftcard for a Beauty Info Zone reader. I was thrilled to receive this myself so I know one of you will be too.

Crest HD Pro Health

Crest HD Pro Health

Inside this shiny box are two Crest HD products for their daily 2-step system. Step 1 is the Purifying Cleanser, a flouride toothpaste made to protect you against gingivitis as well as bacteria that causes cavities. Step 2 is the Perfecting Gel which is what makes this set unique.

Crest HD 2 Step Pro Health System and Oral B Pro-Flex toothbrush

Crest HD 2 Step Pro Health System and Oral B Pro-Flex toothbrush

Perfecting Gel information

Perfecting Gel information

You all know how to brush your teeth but you probably don’t know how to perfect your teeth! With the Crest HD System you brush for 1 minute with the Purifying Cleanser but you don’t rinse. Oh no, drop that habit so you can use this properly. Yes you can spit but don’t rinse. Instead go to Step 2 and keep brushing but this time with the Perfecting Gel. After a minute of using this you can finally spit and rinse. Then look in the mirror and smile so you can see a brighter smile.

Crest HD directions

Crest HD directions

The Oral-B 3D White Pro-Flex toothbrush will help you with your quest to have less stained teeth. This has “flexing side” that adjust to the unique curves and contours of your own teeth and gums. It also has a stain eraser in the middle that’s a different material than the outer bristles. Those bristles help whiten your teeth and help remove stains.

Oral-B Pro Flex

Oral-B Pro Flex

Oral-B Pro Flex toothbrush

Oral-B Pro Flex toothbrush

Oral-B Pro Flex toothbrush

Oral-B Pro Flex toothbrush

Oral-B Pro Flex toothbrush

Oral-B Pro Flex toothbrush

While this Crest HD 2-Step System is big enough to last me a month, you’ll see the difference in just one week. That means you can have a brighter smile by Valentine’s Day. CVS is promoting this system by asking you to visit your local CVS any time before the end of February and get $2 in extraCare bucks with purchase of Crest HD. This also works with any of their $ off or % off coupons that you might receive via mail or email.

For the giveaway you’ll receive the CREST HD PRO-HEALTH DAILY 2-STEP SYSTEM as well as the ORAL-B PRO FLEX TOOTHBRUSH and a $50 CVS giftcard. It’s a great prize and products that you’ll appreciate. This is open to US only through February 20th @11:50 p.m. EST. If the comments close early (grrr) then comment on our Facebook page or email me at with your comment so you can click “I commented” and go on with other options. Good luck and good teeth!! — Marcia

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