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Beauty Info Zone Chapstick Giveaway!

Beauty Info Zone Chapstick Giveaway!

We all have a favorite go-to lip balm and with all the options available from ChapStick® it’s easy to find your own perfect fit. I remember when ChapStick® came in one flavor – original. This brand has been around for 100 years, can you believe it?? Now there are so many flavors and formulas it’s incredible! The fabulous Beauty Info Zone news for today is ChapStick® is sponsoring a giveaway – one of our lucky readers will win all 12 of the formulas and flavors reviewed today. Will that lucky person be you??

Chapstick galore

Chapstick galore

I can’t stand having dry lips so I always have several tubes of ChapStick® on me, in coat pockets, my purse, even in my car. There is a formula and flavor to fit every single situation I could ever find myself in and they all keep my lips soft, smooth, and hydrated.

ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection: Mango Sunrise and Aloha Coconut

ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection: Mango Sunrise and Aloha Coconut

Of course with the recently brutal winter days here in Michigan I have been longing for soft warm breezes, hot sand, and crisp ocean water. I adore the ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection because these balms not only make my lips summer soft, they also taste like a tropical vacation. While I love them both, I carry the Aloha Coconut flavor with me everywhere and I simply won’t be without it.

ChapStick® Sun Defense

ChapStick® Sun Defense

Even in winter it’s important to keep in mind that the sun can do damage to the fragile lip area. ChapStick® Sun Defense is super moisturizing plus it is a great multi-tasker, providing lips with SPF protection too.

ChapStick® Original and Medicated

ChapStick® Original and Medicated

How about that original formula? It really brings back memories of walking up to the town pharmacy to buy a tube…it was the very first beauty item that I ever bought. And when I end up with sore, chapped lips thanks to a cold, the ChapStick® Medicated is so soothing and healing.

ChapStick® Classic Range: Original, Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint

ChapStick® Classic Range: Original, Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint

There is a reason the classic ChapStick® has been around for so long and the Classic Range comes in great flavors that will really take you back – Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint. They are fantastic for defending lips from wind and cold weather and perfect for your coat pocket when out skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling.

ChapStick® Moisturizer Original

ChapStick® Moisturizer Raspberry Creme

ChapStick® Moisturizer: Raspberry Crème, Original, Green Apple, and Vanilla Mint

ChapStick® Moisturizer: Original, Green Apple, and Vanilla Mint

I am crazy about the ChapStick® Moisturizer range because nothing beats dry lips faster!  The formula has more than 7 moisturizing ingredients including aloe and vitamins, so you know one application will leave your pucker silky soft. Flavors include original, Green Apple, Vanilla Mint, and Raspberry Creme. I like them all but my favorite is Vanilla Mint. It smells delicious and tastes yummy and fresh.

ChapStick® Aloha Coconut

I’m never without my ChapStick® Aloha Coconut!

I think everyone should have a ChapStick® in their coat pocket, purse, and car – even when it gets crazy hot out I never have a problem with my car ChapStick® melting. Be sure to pick up a few of your favorite tubes next time you are at the drugstore…my little birdies above will tell you that I am plotting to buy another Aloha Coconut because I’m almost out and already panicking!  (A quick tip - Aloha Coconut is available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide while Mango Sunrise is available at mass retailers and drug stores nationwide).

Take a chance and enter our incredible ChapStick® giveaway today!  One lucky winner will win:

  • ChapStick® Classic Range: Original, Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint varieties
  • ChapStick® Moisturizer: Raspberry Crème, Original, Green Apple, and Vanilla Mint varieties
  • ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection: Mango Sunrise and Aloha Coconut varieties
  • ChapStick® Sun Defense
  • ChapStick® Medicated

This @chapstick giveaway is US only and open through February 22nd, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.  If comments close early please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Chapstick, click enter and continue. Best of luck for winning some super soft and happy lips!  – Lisa
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Get rid of frizz with TextureTame – and a giveaway!

FRIZZ.
Everything else can be going great – foundation goes on smooth, lipstick shade is right, mascara looks fabulous…
Then it gets a little humid out and...FRIZZ.
Before TextureTame

Lots of frizz before TextureTame!

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Because my hair is color treated, most at-home frizz treatments aren’t even an option for me. However, TextureTame from DermStore is not only a great treatment that anyone can use, it could also be yours if you are one of the five lucky Beauty Info Zone winners in our giveaway for a three-month TextureTame System ($195)!!

TextureTame is a permanent, frizz-eliminating at-home treatment. This is a three-step system. The first time you use it, you do all three steps. After that, step 2 is done weekly and step three is done daily for continual results. You get at least three months of frizz-free hair with this system.
The only place you can find the TextureTame system is at DermStore, one of my personal favorites for skin care, hair care, and makeup.  What really impresses me about the TextureTame system is while it eliminates frizz, it doesn’t make hair flat. Hair still has lots of volume, body, and shine.  TextureTame seals each strand of hair so frizz isn’t even an option. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair you will love this, because you keep your curls while losing the roughness.

There are three steps – actually four if you have chemically treated or colored hair like I do. Plan on a good two hours or so for the initial treatment. After that, keeping up the results is pretty easy.

I did a pre-treatment with step 2, which is a deep conditioning treatment that protects hair color. Then, I went to step one, eliminate.

TextureTame Eliminate

Step One: TextureTame Eliminate

Eliminate is a thick paste that you apply once every three months for the major corrective sealing of the hair shaft. It seals each strand while keeping your natural wave or curls intact. Apply it to clean, dry hair and comb through to distribute, leaving it on for about a half hour. Rinse and shampoo, then towel-dry hair.

TextureTame Moisture Lock

Step Two:  TextureTame Moisture Lock

Moisture Lock is the second step. This is a thick conditioning treatment that is applied to damp, towel-dry hair. Then  put a plastic shower cap on and let it set for 15 minutes, rinse, shampoo, and then hair is ready for step three. In addition to the initial treatment, step two needs to be done once a week for the best results.

TextureTame Finish

Step Three:  TextureTame Finish

The final step is Finish, which is applied daily to keep the frizz-free results. This is a lightweight leave in serum that adds tons of shine and strength to hair. It further seals the hair cuticle and it also protects hair from heat styling and from UV exposure. I put this on damp hair before blow drying and I also apply it to dry hair on my non-shampooing days for more shine and a silky texture.

TextureTame

TextureTame Frizz Eliminating System

After TextureTame

After TextureTame – just blown dry, no other heat styling.

Pictured above is my hair after a treatment – just blown dry, no other heat styling at all! Even more impressive, my results have lasted. If you have problems with frizz, you have got to give TextureTame a try.

Our friends at DermStore are sponsoring a giveaway for five TextureTame packages!  The only required entry is signing up for the DermStore newsletter – all other items in the Rafflecopter are options to give you more chances to win.. This giveaway is US only and open through February 24th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Five lucky readers win their own TextureTame Frizz Eliminating System.  If comments close early please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it TextureTame, click enter and continue. Good luck on the giveaway and I’m wishing you lots of frizz-free days!  – Lisa
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Loving all the giveaways this week on The Sunday Scoop 2/7/16

Background with hearts.I am so excited about the giveaways we have going on right now on Beauty Info Zone. Our DermaFlash giveaway is one of a kind and we are thrilled to be the blog that has the chance to share this with our readers. The Valentine’s Day Beauty Blog Hop is sensational. The prizes are phenomenal and I’m so jealous that I can’t enter any myself. And our newest one for Dr. Brandt may be small but this 3-D filler mask is fantastic. I hope you find lots of giveaways to enter and win! — Marcia

BEAUTY INFO ZONE’S CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

2/8  RoC SKINCARE  –  2 winners of 3 RoC products each, US

2/17  VALENTINE’S DAY BEAUTY BLOG HOP  –  our prize is a Too Faced Sweetheart Blush and a deluxe sample size of Buxom lippie, international.  The Blog Hop has prizes of cosmetics, gift cards, fragrance, and more. If you enter all the available giveaways there’s a chance of winning $400 too.

2/22  DR. BRANDT 3-D FILLER MASK DELUXE SAMPLE  –  3 winners, international

Winner’s Circle:  Winners of the Beyonce Heat Kissed Fragrance are Starla B, Virginia R and Christine W. Winners of the MelodySusie LED Nail Dryer/Cosmetic Organizer are Karrie S and Melissa S. Congratulations on your wins.

BEAUTY GIVEAWAYS ON THE NET

2/7  Glamazons  –  Beyonce Heat Kissed Fragrance, US

2/8  Beauty Care Choices  –  hair care products for both him and her, US

2/8  Phyrra  –  $100 Sephora GC, US/Canada

Beauty Undercover  –  20 winners, LaRocca Skincare’s Extreme Lash and Brow Enhancing Treatment, US

2/9  Poshly.com  –  Clarisonic Mia Fit

2/9  Beans Beauty Blog  –  2 MAC lipsticks of your choice, international

2/9  Peanut Butter and Whine  –  Bath/spa products, US

2/9  Maggie alaMode  –  $200 Sephora g.c., international

2/9  Makeup Obsessed Mom  –  Mix Fix Conditioner Boosters, US

2/9  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Stemology’s Cell Refresh Hydrating Cleanser, a .5 oz. Cell Revive Serum Complete, and Cell Renew Moisture Complete, US

2/9  Mom Does Reviews  –  Pentacle Wand from NuMe, US/Canada

2/10  Blushing Noir  –  Chanel Troublante Le Vernis, international

2/11  Chat with Vera  –  Electric Callus Remover and Spa Socks, US

2/12  Cosmetics Sanctuary  –  complete set of  China Glaze House Of Colour, international

2/12  Six One Six  –  Beauty Guru’s beauty picks A palette, 5 lashes, a lip mask, 4 shadows, a lippie stick, and a highlighter, international

2/12  A Very Sweet Blog  –  Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette

2/12  Dorky Deals  –   Sweetsation Rose Body Polish, US

2/13  Cosmetics Sanctuary  –  Reverse Wash Shampoo & Conditioner Set by TRESemme, US

2/13  Fashionista Budget  –  Urban Decay Naked Flush palette, US

2/13  Slashed Beauty  –  Reverse Wash Shampoo & Conditioner Set by TRESemme, US

2/13  Love for Lacquer  –  Reverse Wash Shampoo & Conditioner Set by TRESemme, US

2/14  Michael Todd  –   ultimate beauty care package. $500 worth of skin care and hair removal products: electric exfoliation brushes, electric razor, anti aging skin care kit, and much more. US

2/14  Coffee with Mom  –  $50 Sephora g.c., US

2/14  Tales of a Southern Mom  –  Care Me Rechargeable Callus Remover, US

2/14  Rolala Loves  –  Asian Skincare

2/14  Mom Does Reviews  –  Red Apple Cosmetics $50 g.c., US

2/14  Coffee for Mom  –  $50 Sephora g.c., US

2/14  Blushing Noir  –  2 winners, Essie polish new Starry Night polish, international

2/14  Diary of a Debutante  –  Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster, Flawless Future Powered by Ceramid Caplet Serum, and Elizabeth Arden makeup bag. US/Canada

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  Purxury Hydrating Serum, US

2/14  Trind  –  4 pink/red/fuchsia nail polishes, US

GIVEAWAYS FOR A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING

Stowaway Cosmetics  –  $2000 giveaway that includes Stowaway Cosmetics, Scentbird fragrance, clothes, wine and more

2/9  Budget Earth  –  5 qt. Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer, international

2/9  Canada US Win and Save  –  Jord Wood Watch, US/Canada

2/10  Extra TV  –  SAG Awards swag bag, 5 winners, US (a gift bag filled with items from: ADOPTED Inc., American Forests, Beaming Wellness, Dunkin’ Donuts, Egg Press, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Isola Body, Just Float, Inc., LCM Fragrance, L’Oreal Paris, Lulu Dharma, NS-K, People Magazine, Time Life, Variety Inc., and Carol Burnett Time Life DVD sets.)

2/12  My Style Spot  –  $50 AmEx card plus Falls River Soaps Gift Basket, US

2/12  A Sequin Love Affair  –  Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron, US

2/13  NYA Product Reviewer  –   Cuisinart Grind Central Coffee Grinder and a complete Newman’s Own Organics chocolate gift pack

2/13  Dorky Deals  –   Navy Color Block Satchel, US

2/14  Tales of a Southern Mom  –  Cool Breeze Aroma Diffuser, US

2/14  Shop With Me Mama  –  MelodySusie, 2 winners, One person is going to win the MelodySusie® Professional Portable Detangling Hair Brush and one person is going to win the MelodySusie® Portable Cute Size Handy Nail Dryer/Mini Fan. US

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  Menaji Skincare Set for Men, US

2/14  Two Kids and a Coupon  –  $50 Visa GC and Fisher Nut Exactly Snack Prize Pack, US

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  88 Handbags~Joanne Convertible Backpack Giveaway, international

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  Carol Taupe Color Block Satchel handbag from 88 Handbags, US

2/14  Innotech  –  Kate Spade Everpure Handbag, international

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  Elaine Python Convertible Clutch, US

2/14  Dorky Deals  –   88 Handbags Katie Cobalt Medium Saffiano Satchel, US

2/14  Bauble Box  –   $100 Bauble Box Gift Card and product valued at $200 (Grand prize); $50 Bauble Box Gift Card and product valued at $100 (1st Runner Up); or $25 Bauble Box Gift Card and product valued @ $50 (2nd Runner Up). US

2/14  ButeauFull Chaos  –  2 winners,  Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband, US

2/15  Juggling Act Mama  –  Hamilton Beach Mixer Set, US

MONEY GIVEAWAYS

2/8  Been There Done That with Kat  –  $50 AmEx g.c., US

2/9  Ashley Brooke  –  $100 Home Depot g.c., US/Canada

2/9  Still Blonde After All These Years  –  $600 Sephora g.c. (instagram blog hop)

2/12  Blushing Noir  –  $600 paypal

2/14  Budget Earth  –  $100 total in g.c.: cvs, chipolte, itunes, target, amazon and subway. US

2/14  Tales of a Pale Face  –  $25 Amazon g.c., international

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  $25 Victoria Secret g.c., international

2/15  Powered by Mom  –  $100 Teleflora gift code

Needles no more…Dr. Brandt 3-D Filler Mask review and giveaway #plumpupthevolume

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

 

When you go 3-D, every line and wrinkle has depth, so why not fill that in a bit for smoother skin? Needles and fillers can be daunting (not to mention expensive!) so the BIZ was definitely up for trying the dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask ($95). The tag line for this mask is “Don’t let gravity be your destiny” and we are all for fighting gravity!! We were also particularly interested in the terrific dr. Brandt® #plumpupthevolume campaign, which fosters a national dialogue concerning issues of mental health and well-being and provides insight and support to individuals and families affected by mood disorders.

On top of all that, we have a fantastic giveaway for 3 subscribers!

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Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Lisa’s Side:  dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is a lovely leave on mask that has some great ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, peptides and something called Adipofill’in Complex. This creamy mask comes with a really nice synthetic application brush that I now use with all of my masks – it’s really terrific. Some nights I look in the mirror and I think, wow, gravity is definitely taking a toll…so I smooth on this mask and then leave it on overnight. It makes my skin feel a little tighter thanks to the polymethyl methacrylate (which is a film-forming agent) and immediately makes my wrinkles less noticeable. The shea butter is definitely soothing as well. In the morning, my skin is smoother, plumped, and younger looking.

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask brush

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask brush

It does have a very light fragrance due to the lavender extract, but it’s soft and dissipates quickly. I use the dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask once a week to make me feel pampered and plumped…and to make living in 3-D a whole lot more pleasant! (Be sure to check out the #FACEFWD Fall Issue for more great dr. Brandt® news).

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Marcia’s Side:

While dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is called a mask, it’s nothing like the masks that I normally write about. This is more of a treatment than a mask. I have a sample size of it, the same that 3 people will win, and I use it nightly. This has become an integral part of my nightime routine. The goal of dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is to revolumize, reshape and fill.

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask deluxe sample

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask deluxe sample

The deluxe sample size doesn’t come with the brush or the 3-D glasses but it comes with all the wonderful ingredients that make this treatment a success. I apply it with my fingers, starting at my chin and moving upwards. It’s recommended to then pat more onto areas with fine lines and wrinkles. I leave this on for a minimum of 15 minutes (longer is better) before I apply my moisturizer/night cream.

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask

This creamy mask adds extra moisture to my skin and works while I’m asleep. The fragrance is only noticeable when I first apply it but then within seconds it dissipates. I’ve got a fussy nose and there is nothing to bother it or keep me awake. I’m thrilled to have discovered this tool to help me #plumpupthevolume.

THE DR. BRANDT FOUNDATION

After Dr. Brandt passed away the brand wanted to preserve the legacy he created. There is now The Dr. Brandt Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in partnership with The Miami Foundation. The Foundation’s first campaign, #plumpupthevolume, has been created to foster a national dialogue concerning issues of mental health and well-being, and provide insight and support to individuals affected by mood disorders, and their families.

The sad news is that one person dies by suicide in the U.S. every 13 minutes leading to more than 40,000 deaths a year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) focuses on promoting awareness, prevention, understanding and hope to reverse this upward trend. To save lives the Dr. Brandt Foundation will aid its efforts in research, education and advocacy. In keeping with the long-held interests of Dr. Brandt, the Foundation will also provide support in the following areas: organizations that work with young artists to enhance their skills and passion for the arts, research of skin diseases, and the Humane Society.

JOIN IN THE FIGHT! Take part in the dr. Brandt® #plumpupthevolume campaign that will began on January 8th, 2016. This nationwide movement is a call-to-action platform that invites Instagrammers everywhere to share their enthusiasm for life and positive thoughts that can motivate others.

IT’S EASY TO JOIN: Take a photo or video of yourself holding a sign that reads “#plumpupthevolume”, tag or follow @drbrandt and post it on Instagram using the same hashtag. Then challenge friends and followers to do the same. For every person that accepts your challenge, dr. brandt skincare® will donate $1 dollar to the Dr. Brandt Foundation. The hashtag #plumpupthevolume calls on all Americans to ‘turn up the volume’ on issues around emotional health and well-being, and sheds new light on their causes, effects and treatments — offering both hope and help to those in need.

Check out full details of the campaign at drbrandtskincare.com/plumpupthevolume.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We were sent extras of the Deluxe Sample size of dr. brandt needles no more 3-D filler mask. Three of our subscribers will each win one. This giveaway is international so no one is left out. While the sample size is .35 oz, you’d be surprised how long it will last you. I’ve been using mine for weeks and haven’t made a dent in it. We have two requirements to enter our giveaways 1) Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone 2) Comment. The other options are extras to give you more opportunities to win. The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on 2/22/16. If comments close you can email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Dr. Brandt. Give your comment in the email, click enter, and continue on. Good luck!

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Full Ingredients

WATER (AQUA), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, METHYLSILANOL HYDROXYPROLINE ASPARTATE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, PHENOXYETHANOL, SILICA, DIMETHYLSILANOL HYALURONATE, LECITHIN, SILANETRIOL, TREHALOSE, XANTHAN GUM, CHLORPHENESIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, PEG-40 STEARATE,HYALURONIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE,HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BETAINE, PROPANEDIOL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ORNITHINE, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, GLYCOLIC ACID, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, LACTIC ACID, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, GLYCOLIPIDS, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, PALMITOYL DECAPEPTIDE-21, DECAPEPTIDE-22, OLIGOPEPTIDE-78, ZINC PALMITOYL NONAPEPTIDE-14

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop Giveaway

valentines day blog hopFor this super-awesome Valentine’s-themed blog hop, 38 fabulous bloggers have teamed up to give away some epic prizes, all beauty-related, of course! If you’ve been wanting to splurge on some fun items for yourself…you’re in the right place!

Here’s How it Works: Each of the blogs participating are giving away their own prize on their blog. Yes, you heard that right — this blog hop has 38 separate giveaways that you have a chance to win! So after you’ve entered my giveaway, make sure you hop to all the other blogs (linked below) for more beauty products that you could win!

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: Because we like to spice it up a bit, we didn’t stop at 38 giveaways…we wanted to make it a nice, round 40 with an epic grand prize that you could win! So, if you go around the blog hop and enter all the giveaways, you’re eligible to enter to win a $400 eGiftcard to Sephora or Ulta (winners choice!). If you live in a country that Sephora or Ulta doesn’t ship to, no worries! You’ll be given the money via PayPal to use at whatever beauty store you have nearby!

International Readers: There are some blogs who do not have their giveaway open worldwide, but you can still enter to win the grand prize giveaway! Here’s how that will work — for all the blogs in this hop that do not have their giveaway open worldwide, all you have to do is check out their giveaway, complete the ONE required entry, and leave them a comment on their giveaway post letting them know you’re international but still did the required entry so that you can have a chance to win the grand prize! Then click the link below that will take you directly to where you can fill out the form to enter the grand prize giveaway.

You got all that? Any questions, just ask below! Let’s get into this hop!

From My Vanity // Cosmetish // XO, Noelle // All Things Beautiful, XO // Geniabeme // Colorsutraa // Painted Ladies // Vanity Rouge // Beyond Beauty Lounge // My Highest Self

Nail Polish Society // Beauty Info Zone // Notes from My Dressing Table // Norah Loves Makeup // Collective Beauty // NikMakeupJunkie // Beauty by Miss L // Color Me So Crazy // Makeup Obsessed Mom // Style, Decor & More

Lit From Within // Glamorable // Olive & Ivy // KellieGonzo // TheFabZilla // Clumps of Mascara // PolishGalore // Polarbelle // Belleza Kisses // Grow It Girl

Beauty in the Geek // Mina Slater // LVMAKEUP // Cybelesays.com // ShearGlamLife // Casual Contrast // Everyday Beauty Blog // Prime Beauty

GRAND PRIZE: $400 GIFT CARD to ULTA, SEPHORA, (OR PAYPAL)

 

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow, bareMinerals Pop of Passion in Pink Passion

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow, bareMinerals Pop of Passion in Pink Passion

Beauty Info Zone is taking this seriously when it comes to Valentine’s Day – if it’s not heart related we wouldn’t be happy. Our prize is a Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in CANDY GLOW and a deluxe sample size of bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Pink Passion. We love our pink around here.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow is a baked blush with three different shades that you can use separately or swirl together to create a beautiful flush.

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow

bareMinerals Pop of Passion  Lip Oil Balm  in Passion Pink (deluxe sample size) is described as a youthful pink. This is a hydrating lip product with the feeling of a balm but the color of a lipstick. The good news is that both of the products offered in Beauty Info Zone’s prize are from cruelty-free brands.

bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Pink Passion

bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Pink Passion

The two mandatory items on our Rafflecopter is to subscribe to Beauty Info Zone and leave a comment. All the other options on the Rafflecopter are to give you extra chances to win, win, win. The Valentine’s Day Blog Hop is open until February 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Each blog will have a separate entry form so be sure to visit all. Our giveaway is open internationally unless prohibited by law. Lots of love and luck!  –  Marcia

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Is your heart aching for some new giveaways? The Sunday Scoop 1/31

Doctor.

January is now over and we’re heading into the season of love. Hearts are my favorite things so I’m always happy to be surrounded by them when I’m out and about. As much as I love giveaways, I don’t enter very many. But I did enter one from Polished Galore and won a handcream. I’m like the rest of you and can’t wait for my prize package. I hope that you’ll be getting a prize from a giveaway soon. Be sure to visit on Wednesday for a new, special giveaway on the BIZ.  — Marcia

BEAUTY INFO ZONE GIVEAWAYS

2/1  BEYONCE HEAT KISSED FRAGRANCE  –  3 winners, US

2/5  MELODY SUSIE GIVEAWAY  –  win either an LED Nail Dryer or Cosmetic Organizer, 2 winners, US

2/8  RoC SKINCARE  –  3 RoC items each for 2 winners, US

2/18  DERMAFLASH EXFOLIATOR  –  4 winners, US

Winner’s circle:  Both Audra O and Jodi were the winners of the Korres Skin Soothers Collection. Congrats to both

BEAUTY TO WIN

ERA Ageless  –  luxurious anti-aging skincare package which includes a Peeling Gel, Cleansing Foam, Facial Infusion, Wrinkle Filler, Eye Cream, & ERA Starter Kit

1/31  Ravings by Rae  –  several beauty blenders, Kat Von D palette, Tarte palette

1/31  The Beauty Professor  –   Omorovicza skincare

2/1  Never Say Die Beauty  –  MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser, US

2/1  Lit from Within In  –  The Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit

2/1  Beauty Blogger Review  –  AQUIS Microfiber Hair Cloth

2/1  Clinique  –  10 winners, PepStart kit

2/1  Geniabeme  –  PMD Personal Microderm, US

2/1  Vanity Rouge  –  10 winners of an ssortment of 7 SinfulColors Valentine’s Day Collection nail polishes and/or SinfulShine Gel Tech polishes and the SinfulShine Top Coat, US

2/1  The Homespun Chics  –  L’Atelier Maquillage Mascara KeraCare,  Dobner Cosmetic Glossybox Eyeshadow (Glossybox Mauve), US

2/1  Love and Lipgloss  –  choice of Tarte Tartlette Tease palette or L’Occitane Hand and Lips duo set, US

2/1  Mommies with Cents  –  3 Adesse Nail Polishes, US

2/1  Muscles n Mascara  –  Mystery makeup products US

2/2  Prime Beauty  –  5 winners, Dr. Brandt Pores No More 3D Filler Mask deluxe sample

2/2  Pink Frenzy  –  16 Pink Items (polish, masks, lip balm, skincare, etc), international

2/2  Dave Lackie  –  trio of fragrances (Guerlain, Philosophy, Bobbi Brown)

2/2  Sparkles and Shoes  –  a bottle of Dior’s Miss Dior Eau de Toilette, international

2/3  Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom  –  2 winners, Too Faced Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks Gift Sets

2/3  Avon.com  –  10 winners each win these: One Ultra Sexy Heart Fragrance, One Foot Works Restorative Milky Foot Soak, One Foot Works Pumice Cream, One Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask, One Foot Works Lavender Overnight Cream, One Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel in Berry Smooth, One Avon Bubble Delight in Blushing Kiss, One Super Extend Winged Out Mascara in Black, One Super Extend Precise Eye Liner in Black, and One Ultra Sexy Heart Ultra Color Lipstick in Lava Pink. US

2/3  Logical Harmony  –  2 winners,  Axiology Cosmetics 2 lipsticks each

2/3  Mom Does Reviews  –  Zotos 180 Pro Haircare line, US

2/4  My Highest Self  –  assortment package of new Chapstick balms, US

2/4  Mom Files  –  Chapstick assortment package

2/4  Preen.me  –  50 winners, John Frieda® Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer for roots and regrowth, US

2/5  The Style Page  –  4 winners of different shades of Pur Cosmetics HydraFluid Foundation in your choice of Medium, Tan, Dark, or Deep. Plus a PÜR Cameo Contour Stick to complement your chosen shade, US  Rafflecopter

2/5  Extra TV  –  5 winners,  all 12 OPI Hello Kitty nail polishes, US

2/6  Fashionista Budget  –   Urban Decay’s Smoked Eyeshadow Palette; international

2/6  My Review Love  –  PERLIER 1) 9 Piece Hand Cream Gift Set, 2) Plum & Powdered Sugar Body Cream 6.7 fl oz, 3) Caribbean Vanilla Original Vanilla Roll On Parfum 0.33 fl oz, US/Canada

2/6  Polish and Paws  –  3 Polishes from Sassy Pants Polish, US

2/6  Dorky Deals  –  NuMe Lustrum Curling Iron Set, US/Canada

2/7  The Fashionista Style  –  Kylie Jenner Lip Kit in True Brown, US

2/7  Beauty4Free4U  –  Sonia Kashuk e/s palette, international

2/7  Agape Designs  –  Longer Lash Growth Solution by Greenlash, International

2/7  Writing Beauty  –  Products include De Bruyere Paris Red Lipgloss, Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliner, The Beauty Crop Glamazon Stick, Lollipops Paris Nail Lacquer in Voyage A Paris, Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lash Primer, Face Stockholm Lipliner in Yvonne, and Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in You’re Toast. US

2/8  My Style Spot  –  5 winners,  Hair Growth conditioner, international

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2/1  Still Blonde After All These Years  – Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster Liquid, $100 StitchFix gift card,  2016 Kate Spade planner, US

2/1  Comeback Momma  –  “Today is a Gift” Silver Necklace from Cecilia Gonzales

2/1  Giveaway Bandit  –  Kate Spade polka dot card holder, US/Canada

2/1  Makeup Her  –  Fitbit Charge and adorable accessories from ban.do.

2/1  Roberta’s World  –  Charm Candle, US

2/2  Pawsitive Living  –  2 Adult Coloring Books, US/Canada

2/3  Penniless Socialite  –  2016 Happy Planner

2/3  Mom Does Reviews  –  NeoCell Glow Matrix and Beauty Infusion, US

2/4  Me Undefineable  –  2 Essential Oils from Plant Therapy: Love Vanilla Synergy Blend 10ml., Sensual Synergy Blend 10ml., US

2/5  Dorky Deals  –  Foreo Issa Electric Toothbrush, US

2/5  Budget Earth  –  Diamond Candle, US

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1/31  This Roller Coaster Called Life  – $25 Olive Garden g.c., US

1/31  Where My Soul Belongs  –  $70 Starbucks g.c., international

2/2  Norah Loves Makeup  –  $25 Dunkin Donuts g.c., US

2/2  Coffee, Cats & Retail  –  $100 g.c. to Neocell, US/Canada

2/2  Beauty Stat  –  $50 Sam’s Club g.c.

2/3  Allyson In Wonderland  –  $500 paypal, international

2/3  My Highest Self  –  3 winners,  $50 g.c. to Minted

2/4  The Frugal Exerciser  –  $75 Puma g.c.

2/4  Orico  – 3 winners, $50 e gift card Walmart

2/5  Thoughts and Reviews  –  $25 Amazon g.c., US

2/8  Livin the Mom Life  –  $50 AmEx g.c., US

Introducing you to DERMAFLASH – with a giveaway too!

DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Facial Treatment

DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Facial Treatment

DERMAFLASH is an exfoliating tool that does double duty. Not only is it a wonder for exfoliation but at the same time it helps rid your face of those fuzzy hairs so that you can unveil smoother, radiant, and younger looking skin. DERMAFLASH is unlike any of the tools that Beauty Info Zone has tried. It removes the need to go to a dermatologist or Esthetician/Aesthetician. The facial tool is based on dermaplanning which is only available in a medical spa or doctor’s office. Now you can do it in the privacy of your own home on your own time schedule. When DERMAFLASH was sent to us to test out they were also kind enough to send extras for 4 Beauty Info Zone readers. This $189 tool, available at Sephora, is something to put on your wish list. It’s that great.

DERMAFLASH is designed specifically for women’s skin. It works with a subtle sonic vibration. You use DERMAFLASH on dry skin, never on wet skin. There are just 3 steps with this: Cleanse, Edge, Soothe.

• Exfoliates and Polishes to Restore Radiance
• Sweeps Away Dead, Dull Cells from Skin’s Surface
• Temporarily Removes Peach Fuzz
• Enhances Radiance, Texture and Tone
• Skin Care and Makeup Go On More Smoothly and Evenly
• Skin Looks and Feels Healthier Instantly
• Gentle and Safe For All Skin Types
• Safe and Hygienic, Single-Use Blade

MARCIA’S EXPERIENCE

I’m going to talk about the DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Tool and my experiences with using this while Lisa will explain the Essentials and share her experiences.

both boxes that come with your DERMAFLASH

both boxes that come with your DERMAFLASH

When you first buy DERMAFLASH you’ll get a big box with two parts to it. The main box is the actual skin tool along with the holder and direction. The second box contains the Essentials kit which is what will need to be replaced after 6 uses.

DERMAFLASH and exfoliating blades

DERMAFLASH and exfoliating blades

DERMAFLASH’s ergonomically designed exfoliator is a work of art. It doesn’t take up much space and looks good on my vanity. Once charged it will last through 3 sessions of using the treatment before you need to charge it again. It looks much more complicated than it actually is. You slide the blade in and use it just for one session. After using it, slide it back in the empty slot and pick up a new one for your second use.

DERMAFLASH is insistent on four things and I absolutely agree with them. First, don’t go over an area more than once. This very effective tool does its work the first time around. Going back over an area will do more exfoliation but you also have to be careful that you haven’t done too much. Second, don’t use this on your nose. Even if you feel your nose needs exfoliation, the skin on your nose is tighter and thinner. The third is to only use the blade once and then change it. The last is to just use the tool once per week.

DERMAFLASH with blade inserted

DERMAFLASH with blade inserted

I happen to be very hairy and have a lot of peach fuzz (and darker hair) on my face. While I wish this would remove that hair totally it doesn’t do it, at least not all at once. After using this four times I’m seeing less of the peach fuzz but it’s not all gone. I’m interested in reading Lisa’s eval to see how it affects her fuzzies.

What I am seeing a great difference on is that my face looks and feels visibly smoother. This is so much gentler than some of the microdermabrasion items I’ve used. This is a keeper and I’ve already ordered my new set of Essentials to keep the momentum going.

LISA’S EXPERIENCE

I don’t have a lot of peach fuzz, but I do have some upper lip hair, which was the big reason I was more than happy to test the DERMAFLASH.

DermaFlash Essentials

DERMAFLASH Essentials

Marcia is right – the set looks space-age and complicated, but it’s actually very simple to use. The Essentials set includes three things:  a .8 oz tube of DERMAFLASH Prep, which is step one; six Exfoliating Edges, which is step two; and a .8 oz tube of DERMAFLASH Soothe, step three.

Step 1:  DERMAFLASH Prep

Prep, the first step, is cleanser.  Actually, you will want to remove any makeup first with makeup remover.  This foaming cleanser then clears away any remaining dirt or grease, creating the right skin environment for the Exfoliating Edge to do its best work. It works like a typical cleanser – wet face, rub some cleanser in your palms to create a lather, cleanse face and rinse. It’s important after to make sure your face is completely dry.

Using my DermaFlash

Using my DERMAFLASH

Step 2:  DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Edge

I thought these were like razors, but they are different.  They are sharp, so they aren’t something to mess around with – but it’s the sonic vibration that removes dead skin cells, debris and hair. The device is easy to hold, and you use a sweeping motion from the outside of your face in toward the center.  It doesn’t hurt, although it does smell a bit like burning hair. One tip is to be sure to have your hair pulled back unless you want an impromptu hair trim. Stay clear of your nose, eyes, and hairline as well.

Step 3:  DERMAFLASH Soothe

The treatment with the Exfoliating Edge takes about 5 to 10 minutes. After, skin feels very smooth but also dry, and the Soothe cream is extremely hydrating and definitely soothing. You won’t believe how soft your skin is after you smooth it on and you don’t need much.

The entire Essentials kit is good for six weeks – each Exfoliating Edge is only used one time, and for the best results you should only use the system one time per week. I don’t have a lot of issues with excess hair and I find this system works perfectly for me. It removes all the dreaded upper lip hair issues, and any peach fuzz I have is completely gone. In addition to hair removal, the DERMAFLASH makes skin radiant, toned, and smooth.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  We are honored that the only site you’ll find this DERMAFLASH giveaway is on Beauty Info Zone. We have 4 to send to US subscribers. This giveaway is open until February 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close you can email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it “Dermaflash”, put your entry in the email, click enter and continue. This is one giveaway that you are going to want to come back and tweet daily since it’s one of a kind. Good luck and good skin.

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