How does your city stack up in wrinkles? Count on RoC® to help improve your chances.


This year RoC® conducted their 3rd annual Wrinkle Rating. It’s so interesting to find out where your area stands. In the top 10 is a city (#9) not too far from me that made it. While I’m not moving, I am counting on RoC® to keep my skin as wrinkle free as possible.

The top ten cities/metro areas include:


1. Philadelphia, PA 6. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
2. Denver-Aurora, CO 7. Washington, DC-Arlington-Alexandria, VA
3. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 8. New York, NY
4. Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL 9. Warren, MI
5. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10. Edison, NJ


  • Big City Blues: Large metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and New York City will continue to round out the top 10 most wrinkle-prone metro areas due to their extreme urban environments, including more congested commuting and lower air quality.
  • Thank You for Not Smoking: Smoking rates are predicted to approach zero in 35 of the 50 cities ranked, which will decrease overall rates of premature fine lines and wrinkles. However, Nashville, St. Louis and Kansas City are expected to retain smoking rates significantly higher than the rest of the country – leaving residents of these cities more at risk.
  • Heat Makes Waves: Higher temperatures along with less precipitation will increase the risk of wrinkles in certain areas such as the Great Lakes and the Northeast. Meanwhile, Texan residents, beware of drier skin as cities such as Dallas, Houston and San Antonio will see the greatest decrease in average annual precipitation.

Two RoC® products in particular are ones we all should use: Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Retinol Correxion Eye Cream. I’m sure I’ve told you (over and over) that serums and eye creams are my favorite skincare products so it’s no surprise that I would recommend these RoC® essentials. #gotitfree

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Eye Cream

These two are staples in my life and as a RoC® ambassador I’m lucky enough to receive enough to keep me stocked. RoC® Deep Wrinkle Serum is a complement to your skin’s renewal process and is clinically proven to visibly reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles.

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

While I’m not wrinkly yet I do have fine lines that I need to keep under control. This serum is very light and silky; it contains magnesium, zinc and copper along with RoC’s retinol.

RoC® Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum is a product I fall back on whenever I feel my under eye area needs help. It works on puffiness which is one of my biggest problems. In addition as you continue to use this you’ll notice a change in your crow’s feet, dark circles, and fine lines. People notice your eyes before anything else so this is an important method of keeping your eyes looking their best.

 RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum with Coordinates bracelet

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum with Coordinates bracelet

Now let me tell you about this amazing bracelet that RoC® sent along from Coordinates. Each bracelet is custom made with the coordinates of where you live. I forgot to take a picture of the inside but my city is engraved in it as well as the the global numbers of my exact area.

Coordinates Sky Bracelet

Coordinates Sky Bracelet

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa's)

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa’s)

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa's)

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa’s)

Any of the bracelets from Coordinates would be an amazing holiday or birthday gift since it’s so personal to the person you are giving it too. I’m totally in love with this bracelet. —  Marcia

Now for a surprise giveaway if you made it this far! We are giving away both the RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Eye Cream to one US subscriber. This is open through 10/14/16. You must be an email subscriber and you must comment. Without those 2 requirements you can’t go forward. Since entries are checked be sure to do what you say you’ve done. When comments get cranky and close then email us at and label it RoC to leave your comment. Good luck and better skin!

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#ITsAtSephora and IT’s a giveaway at Beauty Info Zone!

#ITsatSephoraI couldn’t be happier that IT Cosmetics is now at Sephora!! I remember many years ago I was complaining that no concealer existed that could hide my incredibly dark undereye circles and Marcia told me about the magic of the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer. I purchased my first tube and have never looked back. In fact, whenever I am asked which line I recommend for the best overall selection of both color products and skin care, IT Cosmetics is the very first one on the list.                                                                                       press sample

IT Cosmetics at Sephora

IT Cosmetics at Sephora

Marcia and I were both recently a box full of IT miracles, and Marcia began the love with her awesome review yesterday of the BYE BYE LINES SERUMIT COSMETICS ANTI-AGING ARMOURBYE BYE UNDER EYE EYE CREAM, and HEAVENLY SKIN CC+ SKIN-PERFECTING BRUSH, No. 702. Today I have a review of the remaining items in the big box of happiness, along with even more happiness — a giveaway!!

it-cosmetics-giveawaySomehow I suggested that Marcia review all the anti-aging products, which is actually pretty funny because I have WAY more wrinkles than Marcia does. I swear that woman never ages. I get to review some of my most favorite IT Cosmetics items, along with one that is brand new to me. My tried and true loves:  Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Melting Cleansing Balm ($38), Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment ($24), and Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer ($24). New to me: Bye Bye Pores Primer ($38).

Je Ne Sais QuoiJe Ne Sais QuoiJe Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment: I love all the incarnations of Je Ne Sais Quoi™ lip products, and this one is no exception. It’s not a lipstick, it’s a super hydrating lip balm that gives just a hint of color to lips. It feels wonderful on and gives a great slip to lips. I have pale lips to begin wit, so I think the Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment could have even more of a tint, but anyone with a little natural color to their lips will love it. The packaging is awesome – the cap clicks into place so there is no chance this will come apart in your purse.

Bye Bye Makeup

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm

Bye Bye Makeup™ 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm: If I had to choose only two products, I would go with a cleanser and a concealer. One of my favorite cleansers is the Bye Bye Makeup™ 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm. It’s not a cream, it’s a solid that melts immediately with body temperature and is applied to dry skin like cleansing oil. Don’t be afraid to ‘dig in’ and get a chunk of cleanser – it melts makeup (including eye makeup) right off without the need for a separate makeup remover. That’s the first of the 3 in 1. Second, it is one heck of a moisturizer, leaving skin not only cleansed but also crazy soft and hydrated. The 3 in the 3-in-1?  It’s also an anti-aging skin serum. Normally, I think that any sort of treatment is wasted in a cleanser – after all, it’s getting washed off and going down the sink, right? But this one is activated as soon as it touches your skin, and it creates a sort of barrier that keeps moisture in while also giving skin a glowy radiance. I have been using this paraben- and sulfate-free cleanser for months now and I love it.

Bye Bye Pores Primer Bye Bye Pores Primer
Bye Bye Pores Primer™ Oil-Free Poreless Skin-Perfecting Serum Primer:  
I definitely need more play time with the Bye Bye Pores Primer, which has an oil-free formula that evens out skin tone and texture and gives skin a matte appearance. I do have some enlarged pores and I definitely have some fine lines and wrinkles, so I am hoping this primer will help all of those issues. Ingredients include Moroccan lava clay, purifying charcoal, papaya fruit extract, hydrolyzed collagen and the intriguing Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring Technology™. So far it certainly makes my skin feel and look smooth, and it increases the wear time and vibrancy of my makeup. Promising!

Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging ConcealerBye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging ConcealerBye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer:   I am a long-time fan of the original Bye Bye Under Eye™, which was my introduction to the IT Cosmetics line. The Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer is the new version of the classic formula along with IT Cosmetic’s Drops of Light Technology™.  It combines everything I love about the classic concealer – long wear, full coverage, skin-loving ingredients – along with a luminescence that helps to conceal blue and red areas.
Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging ConcealerBye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging ConcealerSwatched above are from left to right:  Light, Medium, Tan, and Deep. The top photo shows waaay more concealer than you will need just to get a good pic of the shades, and for the bottom pic I used a bit less.  For every day coverage, I use the tiniest bit of concealer – just a dot goes an incredibly long way. I find the best way to use this is to spread some on the back of my hand as my body temperature helps to warm up the concealer so it spreads easily. Then I dot it on under my eyes and around my nose, continuing to gently pat to blend it in. Every shade is quite useful – I like to use the Light down the bridge of my nose with the Tan on the sides to straighten my nose and give it some definition. Medium is awesome under my eyes, and Deep is a terrific cream contour for my cheeks.
I am hoping today is your lucky day because you can win your choice of Light, Medium, Tan or Dark Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer!  There will be four winners, one for each shade.  Our IT Cosmetics giveaway in celebration of #ITsAtSephora ends on 10/10 at 11:59 p.m. If the rafflecopter gets crankier than a presidential nominee in a debate and won’t let you comment, just email us at with your comment – put IT as the title.  Then continue on with the entries, and hopefully you will be able to join us in our excitement now that IT Cosmetics is finally at Sephora!!  – Lisa

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What’s in the September Boxycharm and what’s in our giveaway?


Just in case you are tired of all the subscription box reviews this month I’ve added a giveaway with products that I won’t/can’t use from them. Boxycharm is my favorite of the 4 I buy and I’m thrilled to share the contents of this with you.

Boxycharm products for September 2016

Boxycharm products for September 2016

Boxycharm doesn’t skimp. They send full size items almost all the time and this month there are 5 full size winners. A Boxycharm subscription costs $21 per month but it’s always worth a lot more. This month’s box has a value of $111. If only my stocks did this well! I’ll share in alphabetical order so as not to play favorites.

butterLONDON Trend Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy ($15). As a nail polish afficionado I’m always happy to see them in my boxes. Yummy Mummy is described as a cool beige shimmering nail lacquer. I’m not sure if I can carry this color off. The thing it has going for it is that it’s a cool beige. I noticed that butterLONDON has changed the name (Trend Nail Lacquer) and I couldn’t find it online at Ulta or Sephora. butterLONDON’s website carries all the shades though.

butterLONDON Yummy Mummy

butterLONDON Yummy Mummy

Hikari Cosmetics Eye Liner in Raven ($13) –  it’s a running joke with beauty blogs that they never want to see another black eyeliner again. After all how many can we have? The nice thing about this is that it’s a mechanical pencil so you can carry it around without a sharpener. Great for those office to dinner nights.

Hikari Cosmetics Raven Eye Liner

Hikari Cosmetics Raven Eye Liner

Project Beauty Hairgurt ($11) is a smoothing yogurt hair masque. It contains yogurt protein, prebiotics, quinoa, a botanical oil blend and bio-keratin. The fragrance is Strawberry Banana. It sounds and smells like a smoothie. It’s the kind of hair masque that I’ll save for a spa day since it’s to be used after shampoo. You apply it from roots to ends and wash it out 5 to 10 minutes later. I’m overdue for a masque treatment so this will come in handy. I just hope I don’t go eat something while it’s working its magic on my hair.

Project Beauty Hairgurt in Strawberry Banana

Project Beauty Hairgurt in Strawberry Banana

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful ($22) is already a favorite. Lip Lures are a liquid lipstick that aren’t matte nor are they glossy. They hit that middle ground perfectly by being moisturizing and rich in pigment. I love the applicator since the color comes out like a showerhead and then smoothes on gracefully. I totally forgot I owned Graceful or I’d have saved it for a giveaway but now I’ll have a purse one and a vanity one. Graceful is a dark nude.

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Pur Cosmetics Lip Lure in Graceful

Studio Makeup “On The Go” Palette ($49.95) – how can a full size palette of 9 neutral eyeshadows be anything but great for most of us! The nude trend isn’t going anywhere. Even if you are a bright eye makeup person there’s always a need for some neutrals. The shades in this palette are a mix of matte and shimmer shadows. The shimmer are of course my favorites but I will get use out of all these shades. It’s a sturdy black cardboard palette that’s heavily magnetized so it won’t open when you are on the go.

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

Studio Makeup On The Go Palette

I hope you can see why BOXYCHARM is my favorite of all the subscriptions. It’s always a value and I’ve found some fabulous products from it. If I had to stop the flow of money, I’d still keep Boxycharm.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATIONsept-subscription-giveaway

This subscription giveaway is a combination of items from my Ipsy, Allure, Boxycharm, and Sephora Play bags/boxes. I’ll also be adding in some products from previous subscriptions for the winner. Contents are: 2 Sephora lip samples, Hikari Raven mechanical eye liner, Seraphina Guava Butter cheek and lip color, Supergoop Setting Mist, Pur-lisse Blue Lotus Moisturizer, Orly Breathable Nail Polish in Nourishing Nude, Estee Edit Skin Glowing Balm, Bulgari Omnia Paraiba mini, and Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia. All products are deluxe sample sizes except for the Hikari eyeliner and the Orly polish. Other goodies will be included to surprise the winner.

The giveaway is open through 10/10/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern to US subscribers. We often have a problem with comments closing before the giveaway ends, if that happens email me at and label it SUB BOX, make your comment in the email so you can continue on. I’ve been aghast at how many people don’t follow directions in our giveaways so if you click it, DO IT.

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You’ll flip over the number of giveaways on Sunday Scoop this week


This week the giveaways are amazing. The end of a month always brings a lot but September seems to be over the top. That’s good news for you since you’ll be able to try for prizes that are worth between $20 and $600. I hope you win a lot.


9/26  SEPHORA or TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY  –  2 winners, $500 first place, $250 second place. GC of your choice if you win. WW


10/3  CHAPSTICK GIVEAWAY  –  5 winners with 2 ChapSticks each, WW

10/5  CITRUS CLEAR –  1 winner, US

Winner’s Circle: several giveaways ended this week so we have some happy winners. T’zikal Hair Products were won by Liz S, the beautiful Peace + Love Legacy necklace will grace the neck of Terry S, and the $50 g.c. was won by Sonya M. and AntiQuity BC soaps were won by Michelle C and Steph R.

We’ve got more giveaways coming up so don’t go anywhere!


9/26  Beauty Geeks  –  Canada only, A complete set of Vichy Teint Ideal makeup

9/26  Glytone  –  acne treatment mask and hydrating lotion, US

Beauty Undercover  –  25 winners, Kerstin Florian Hydrating Neroli Water, US

Beauty Undercover  –  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel and Gel-Cream Eye, several winners, US

9/28  Box Round Up  – Running for Women – book of recipes and inspirational ideas; 3 piece bath set – lavender scented; Hyaluronic and Kojic acid serum; Eye booster Instant Lash extension kit by Physicians Formula; Anti-wrinkle hydrating gel mask by Farmacy. US

9/28  And Blue Sky  –  Bath and Body Works mini lotions, US

9/28  We Heart This  –  $100 AmLactin products, US

9/28  Eat Move Make  –  Bridget Jones Baby Pack ($100 Visa g.c.,Tote Bag, Eye Mask, Lip Balm, Candle, and Nail File), US

9/28  Barielle  –  Rebecca Minkoff clutch, Rebecca Minkoff Beaded Pave Bar Y Necklace, Kate Spade Stud Earrings, Barielle’s New Fall ProSinaTM  Collection ‘ New York at Night’ (Ribbion & Lace, In The Nick Of Time, Vintage Gown, Pretty Woman and Allie’s Lace Cover Up, Barielle’s Nail Strengthener Cream ( 1 oz) ,Barielle’s Love Your Nails Remover Wipes

9/29  Never Say Die Beauty  –  PUR Cosmetics 10th Anniversary LTD Edition 4-in-1 Pressed Powder Mineral Makeup compact, Blush Medium shade

9/29  Olive and Ivy  –  two Cargo Eye Contour Eyeshadow Palettes and a PUR Glow Together Bronzer, US/CAN

9/29  Blushing Noir  –  IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Palette, IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Vitality Lip Flush

9/29  Geniabeme  –  Lipsense Collection (lip color, top coat and OOPS remover), US

9/29  TRIND polish  –  Carousel of 39 nail polishes, US/Canada

9/29  Olive and Ivy  –  Canada only, your choice of a Kerastase collection

9/29  Lushli  –  GHD Platinum Styler

9/30  Beauty Isle  –  Nars Dual Intensity Blush Palette, WW

9/30  Hello Subscription  –  Rachel Zoe Fall 2016 Box of Style, US

9/30  She Finds  –  100 winners Perricone MD Brightening Eye Cream

9/30  The Celution  –  Canada only, Zoella Beauty Sticker Me! Sticker Bag

9/30  Mom Knows Best  –  Earth’s Care Acne Spot treatment and Acne Treatment Mask, US

9/30  Avene  –  Avene Skincare Regime, US

9/30  A Happy Hippy Mom  –  ChapStick® Lunchbox Tin packed with ChapStick® varieties. US

9/30  My Style Spot  –  Lip Clear Cold Sore Ointment, Lip Clear Invisible Cold Sore Bandages, and Lip Clear Lip Treatment, US

9/30  Scalisi  –  a year’s supply of Scalisi skincare

10/1  Fashionista Budget  –  Tarte’s Curl Lash Boss Essentials, WW

10/1  Giveaway Guy  –  $10 Amazon gift card & be Natural Gentle Face Lotion, US

10/1  Mom does Reviews  –   pH Equilibrant Moisturizer from Made from Earth, US

10/1  Lipgloss Break  –   3 winners, Beautiful Nutrition’s Lemon Rinse Gentle Clarifying Treatment

10/1  Cajkine Kandize  –  2 winners, Morgan Taylor polishes, WW

10/2  Pretty Opinionated  –  $100 worth of AmLactin products, US

10/2  Romy Raves  –  3 winners, Hada Labo Tokyo skincare, US

10/2  Beyond the Beauty  –  SHE | 3P Volume Set curling iron,  US

10/3  Extra TV  –  5 winners,  Iles Formula haircare, US

10/3  Diary of a Trendaholic  –  big beauty giveaway, WW


9/27  Still Blonde  –  Clorox Prize Pack ($200 g.c., Clorox2 Stain Remover and Color Booster) US

9/27  Literary Winner  –  Chamonix 18-Karat Gold-Plated Bangle Bracelet, US

9/27  Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest  –  President’s Choice Cheesecake Sampler, US

9/27  Mama Baby’s Cupcakes  –  LuLaRoe Sarah cardigan, US

9/28  Lorzy  –  All-New Kindle E-reader – Black, 6” Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi

9/28  Blushing Reads  –  iPad Mini, WW

9/28  Mommies with Cents  –  Tea Prize Pack, US

9/28  Scandalicious Candle Melts  –  Fall Candle Melts and Warmer, US

9/28  Kats Daily Inspiration  –  Swarovski Crystal Studs, US

9/28  Mom Does Reviews  –  Japanese Skoshbox snacks, US

9/28  Nanny to Mommy  –  3 month subscription to Netflix, US

9/28  Batch of Books  –  3 month subscription to Book of the Month, US

9/28  My Silly Little Gang  –  Zim’s Patches, US

9/28  Laura Lisa  –  Enchanted Garden Adult Coloring Book Bundle – FREE 48 PEN/PENCIL CASE, US

9/28  Rita Reviews  –  Amazon Echo, US

9/29  Agape Designs  –  Jord Wood Watch ($100 g.c.)

9/29  The College Prepster  –  Ashley Brooke Design Set (desk items), US

9/29  Jenny at Dapplehouse  –  Swag bag from Better Things: Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Chipolo bluetooth keyring, Leather Clutch for mom’s things, Emergency Beauty Kit, Hypoallergenic travel pillow Ultra-Soft travel pillow protector, Essential Oils Blend Mini, Skinny Lip Balm, “Credit Card” Mints. US

9/30  Just Free Stuff  –  Amazon Echo, US/CAN

9/30  Dorky Deals  –  7 piece Leslie Abby bag, US, US

9/30  Dooney and Bourke  –  handbag giveaway, US

9/30  Rita Reviews  –  Nikon Coolpix Camera

9/30  Giveaway Guy  – Made In Nature products and Udi’s Gluten Free products, a $200 VISA gift card, and a copy of Make It Easy by Stacie Billis. US

9/30  Laura Lily  –  Social Gramercy Convertible Backpack, US

9/30  Mama Smith’s  –  Queen of Katwe Prize Pack of the book and a wooden chess set, US

9/30  Homemaid Simple  –  Wrap Bracelet by Tatiana Filippova, US


9/26  Ahlessa 4 Real  –  $100 e g.c. to Jord Wood Watches, WW

9/26  Belden Village Mall  –  2 winners, $250 g.c. to Pink or Victoria Secret, US

9/27  Sandy’s POV  –  $100 Amazon g.c., WW

9/27  Eat Move Make  –  $100 Visa, US

9/27  Budget Earth  –  $25 Starbucks g.c., WW

9/27  Penny Wise Mama  –  $250 Sam’s Club g.c., US

9/27  Mommy Knows Best  –  $25 Amazon, US

9/27  Practical Frugality  –  $25 Amazon, US

9/28  giveaways  ||  Oh My Mommy, $25 Amazon, US  || Kelly’s Lucky You,  $25 paypal or a Walking Dead t-shirt, WW  ||  Imperfect Women, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Miss Molly Says, $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Utterly Amazing, $50 Walmart g.c., WW  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Visa, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $30 paypal, WW  ||  Comeback Mama, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, US  ||  Lenore Harper, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Life with Love Bugs, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Taking Time for Mommy, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Optimistic Mommy, $20 Amazon, US  ||  This Ole Mom, $35 Amazon, US/CAN  ||  Drop the Spotlight, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Mom the Magnificent, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Diva Sweeps, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Garden Dreams, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  Queen Thrifty, $25 g.c. of your choice ||  Hanna Marie Lei, $30 Nordstrom, WW  ||  Dorky Deals, $100 Chuck E Cheese, US  ||  Dorky Deals, $100 Best Buy, US  ||

9/28  Style Uncovered  –  2 winners, $100 H&M g.c, WW

9/29  Kicking It With Kelly  –  $25 Target gc, US

9/29  Organic Deal Diva  –  $25 Stitch Fix g.c., US

9/29  The Kids Did It  –  $100 Chuck E. Cheese g.c., US

9/29  Modern Mom  –  $100 Visa g.c. and The Wild Life Carmello plush, T-shirt, Coloring book, US

9/30  Painted Ladies  –  $100 Visa g.c.

9/30  Collective Beauty  –  $100 Visa g.c., US

9/30  Conversamom  –  $100 Paypal., WW

9/30  Thought and Sight  –  $100 Amazon gc, US/Canada/UK

9/30  Fracture Me  –  $250 g.c. to Pier One Imports, US

9/30  Kindle Buffet  –  $500 g.c. Amazon

9/30  Your Life After 25  –  $100 Amazon, WW

9/30  giveaways:  Kelly’s Lucky You , $25 Amazon or paypal, WW ||  Becoming 7 ,$50 Walmart gc, WW  ||  Tom’s Take on Things, $50 Visa, US  ||  6 Miles Daily, $75 paypal or Amazon  ||  Informed Sharing, $75 Paypal  ||  Gluten Free Foodsmith, $75 Amazon  ||  Dorky Deals, $75 Telefloa g.c., US  ||

10/2  Dorky Deals  –  $20 Amazon g.c. or paypal, US

10/2  Take Time for Style  –  $250 Nordstrom g.c., US

10/3  More Than A Mom of Three  –  $50 AmEx g.c., US

Detox and get fresh skin with our Citrus Clear Giveaway!

Citrus Clear Giveaway!Have you got oily skin that is prone to blackheads? I know it’s not fun dealing with the problems that come with this skin type, but today is your lucky day because we have a giveaway just for you!

Citrus Clear has offered a giveaway for two products that are heavy hitters when it comes to decongesting skin:  the Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask ($35) and the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer ($25).  (samples)

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Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

The Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask is a clay mask that is not for wimps. This is gold for those with very oily skin and lots of clogged pores. It has plants, herbs, and two kinds of clay that really go deep into pores to pull out blackheads and dirt.

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Just apply a thin layer to clean dry skin and leave it on for about five minutes. While the mask dries, it grabs whatever is blocking your pores and absorbs it into the clay, which you then wash off. This process definitely makes skin tingle and I found the mask continues to work for the next day or two. If you don’t have super oily skin to begin with, don’t be surprised if you have some peeling for a day or two! Pores look smaller immediately…the effect is pretty impressive.

Some of the key ingredients:  KAOLIN CLAY, a highly absorbent clay; PURIFIED SMECTITE CLAY, great for detoxing skin; LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL, an antibacterial that helps decongest skin; ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT, another ingredient for dissolving dirt and blackheads; SEA KELP, an exfoliant; and GRAPESEED OIL, another antibacterial that kills infections.

After such a thorough cleansing, skin needs some TLC which the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer provides.

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer

The Sensitive Moisturizer can be used every day, but it’s especially soothing after the mask treatment. This moisturizer rehydrates skin, helps to balance out oil production, and has wonderful ingredients like Amino Acids and Vitamin B5.

Take some time to detox your skin and get rid of those nasty blackheads! Our Citrus Clear Giveaway has one winner and the prize is a Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask and a Sensitive Moisturizer. This giveaway is US only and ends 10/5/16 at 11:59 pm EST. If the Rafflecopter gets cranky and won’t let you leave a comment, just email your comment to us at and label it CITRUS CLEAR.  Good luck for some good skin!!  – Lisa
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*items reviewed and giveaway prize courtesy of Citrus Clear
Mask Ingredients: Organic Citrus Infusion, Organic Aloe Vera, Kaolin clay, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Vanilla, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina, Sea Kelp, Grapeseed Oil.

Moisturizer Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Palm Oil, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Safflower Oil, MSM, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin B5, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Citric Acid.

Fall into giveaways with The Sunday Scoop for 9/18 to 9/26


We can’t deny that Autumn has come our way. My pretty summer flowers are fading away and I’m starting to see the trees changing. What I’ll miss most about summer though is the longer light at night. I’d love it if you reported any giveaway winnings. I’m all about prizes as you can tell from Beauty Info Zone. I’ll go first! Collective Beauty had a review and giveaway for an OZ Naturals eye cream and I just learned I won. I’ve never tried anything from the brand so I’m particularly excited about it. See, wishes can come true! Have a great week and good luck.  —  Marcia


9/19  T’ZIKAL HAIRCARE  –  US, 1 winner

9/20  ANTIQUITY BC SOAP  –  new giveaway, new chances, 2 winners of 2 soaps each, US/Canada


9/23  $50 DIAPER.COM GIFT CERTIFICATE  –  1 winner, US

9/26  SEPHORA or TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY  –  2 winners, $500 first place, $250 second place. GC of your choice if you win. WW


Winner’s Circle  –  the lucky winner of the Fall Blog Hop is Em S. Not only did she win 4 Pixi Multibalms but she has the chance to win the Grand Prize of $300.

We have more giveaways coming up – 2 in the next week!


9/18  Giveaway Guy  –  $10 Amazon and Day Dream Soaps sensitive skin soap, US

9/18  Dave Lackie  –  Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Color Palette in “Envious Orchid”

9/19  The Feminine Files  –  Yes to Coconuts and Pacifica products, US

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Bella Schneider Beauty Instant Microexfoliating Cleanser, US

Beauty Undercover  –  Haircredible Freak Show Hairspray, US

9/20  Mom Does Reviews  –  ERA Organics products (Microdermabrasion Face Scrub & Facial Mask in One, Natural Face Moisturizer Cream 4oz Advanced Healing 10-in-1, Sulfate Free Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set, Healing Ointment for Babies 2oz., Organic Stretch Mark & Scar Treatment 4oz, Organic Baby Wash 8oz

9/20  Hello Rigby  –  Burberry Kisses Lipstick and samples, WW

9/20  Dave Lackie  –  Clarins Rosewood palette and the Supra Volume Mascara in Black

9/21  Perilously Pale  –  Canada only, Vichy Neovadiol Skincare system including the Serum, Day Cream, and Night Cream

9/21  Giveaway Guy  –  Piping Hot Suds, Jazz It Up soap, & Garden soap, US

9/21  Deals Among Us  –  Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm Trio, US/CAN

9/21  Giveaway Guy  – Twilight Garden Shop is graciously offering two (2) bars of handmade soap – one lavender and one milk & honey, US

9/22  Supreme Gift Baskets  –  3 winners, The Essence of Lavender Spa Gift Basket includes Lavender lotion, Lavender body scrub, Lavender moisturizing body wash gel, Lavender soothing bath salts, Lavender body mist, Lavender body butter and more. US

9/23  DermOrganic  –  enter daily thru 9/23 – Win a FREE Full Sized DermOrganic Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner, US

9/24  Glitter Diaries  – Delectable by cake beauty ultra nourishing hand cream in vanilla & cream, H&M Matte Finishing Powder in Warm Beige, Quo Lip Gloss Set, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner. US/CAN

9/24  Fashionista Budget  –  Ralph Lauren Tender Romance Gift Set

9/24  Jacfruits  –  Racine Travel Set of skincare, US/CAN

9/25  Giveaway Guy  –  4 natural soaps & 4 lip balms from Romzek Creations, US

9/25  Giveaway Guy  –  $10 Amazon gift card & Jolie Savons French Macarons Soap Set, US

9/25  Birdie Shoots  –  It! Cosmetics Pallete, $25 Sephora Card, Beauty Prize Pack

9/25  The Beauty Closet  –  $25 Sephora g.c., also a beauty giveaway in a different rafflecopter, US

9/26  Seriando  –  Sephora makeup box, WW

9/26  I Know All the Words  –  Canada only, Zoella Beauty Sticker Me Beauty Bag


9/18  Giveaway Guy  –  Brandson Yoga Pants, US

9/20  Clothes but not Quite  –  Zombomb Flesh Bar Soap & Brain Necklace, US/CAN

9/21  Dorky Deals  –  Arctica Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated 20oz Tumbler, US

9/22  Thought and Reviews  –  Dove Prize Pack: A chic backpack, planner, notebook, and Dove Advanced Care, US

9/22  I Do DeClaire Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths with CleanRipple® Texture, Hollywoodsilicone cover-ups, Binaca breath spray, Ardell eye lashes and Glam Glow hydrating face treatment. US

9/23  Dorky Deals  –  Kate Spade bag, US

9/24  My Silly Little Gang  –  Two Rivers Coffee pods, US

9/24  The Privateer Clause  –  Kindle Paperwhite, US/CAN

9/26  Love Maegan  –  Coach Bag + Wallet + L’Oreal Makeup, WW


9/20  Wild One Forever  –  $550 Nordstrom g.c.

9/20  Thoughts and Reviews  –  $100 Walmart g.c., WW

9/20  Rockin Mama  –  $100 Walmart g.c. and Made in Nature Snacks, US

9/20  Budget Earth  –  $50 Visa g.c. plus “Storks” tshirt and lunch box, US

9/21  Thoughts and Reviews  –  $100 Visa g.c., US

9/21  Chaching Queen  –  $50 g.c. works at Outback, Carrabas, Bonefish Grill, or Flemings, US

9/22  Dorky Deals  –  $200 Target g.c., WW

9/22  Fizz and Frosting  –  $50 Visa card and Bridget Jones Diary tote bag, US

9/22  With Love Lily Rose  –  $250 Walmart g.c.

9/22  Sandy Toes Creations  –  $150 Visa g.c., US

9/22  To the Motherhood  –   $250 Amazon g.c., US

9/22  Practical Frugality  –  $25 paypal

9/23  My Sparkling Life  – win a Storks Movie Prize Pack including a $25 gift card, t-shirt & lunchbox! US

9/23  International Students Community  –  $150 Amazon, US

9/23  Pretty Opinionated  –  $50 Amazon or paypal

9/24  Winner Takes All  –  $25 Amazon g.c., WW

9/24  The Little Kitchen  –  $100 Amazon, US

9/25  Bath Story  –  $50 Bath & Body Works g.c., US

9/25  Juggling Act Mama  –  $100 Staples g.c., US

9/26  Giveaway Guy  –  $20 Amazon, US


Crystal energy and a new giveaway with Enchanted Apothecary!

Enchanted Apothecary Giveaway!Beauty bloggers love nothing better than sharing a wonderful new discovery – we know how life changing the ‘right’ blush or the ‘best ever’ shampoo can be, even though it seems like such a small thing. The line I am going to tell you about today is definitely no small thing – I am beyond excited to introduce you to Enchanted Apothecary because the products serve your body, mind, and soul. This company has products made with such love that it is far more than a typical beauty product line.

The gorgeous Felicia of Enchanted Apothecary

The gorgeous Felicia of Enchanted Apothecary at Whole Foods

I met Felicia, founder and owner of Enchanted Apothecary, a few years ago. She is such a beautiful human being. Felicia has model good looks, with a natural grace and ethereal aura. She’s a stunning blonde with cheekbones to die for, yet she is incredibly humble and down to earth. Everyone who meets her instantly falls in love with her sweet, nurturing personality that makes you feel ridiculously warm and happy. Felicia puts her whole self into her artisan skin care line, and the products that she lovingly and carefully crafts by hand emanate her incredible energy.

Enchanted Apothecary

Enchanted Apothecary Giveaway!

Enchanted Apothecary features cleansers, elixirs, and moisturizing creams for skin, as well as stunning bar soaps. The products are made in small batches and are 100% natural. What is truly unique to this line is that the products are not only infused with crystals, they also have an actual crystal inside. Every day life can throw off your balance, and crystals help to heal and rebalance that energy. Plus they are pretty and fun to collect!

Enchanted Apothecary carries ten different beautifully packaged bar soaps and I have three to review today – Nuit, Étoile, and Luna. Be sure to enter our Enchanted Apothecary giveaway for your chance to win one of these three fantastic soaps!

Enchanted Apothecary Nuit Soap

The Enchanted Apothecary Nuit Soap gem

The Enchanted Apothecary Nuit Soap gem

Nuit Soap ($12) is a deep gray soap with patchouli, lavender and frankincense essential oils. You can see the lavender flower buds throughout the bar. It’s particularly good for those with very dry, flaky skin and has a wonderfully deep, earthy scent. Like all of Felicia’s soaps, it’s stamped with the Enchanted Apothecary logo, and it has a crystal encased in the top of the soap that easily pops out so you can keep it in your collection. Nuit Soap has a Snowflake obsidian crystal, which is a “deep black stone with white inclusions that look like tiny snowflakes strewn throughout. Said to transmute negative energy, it helps to purify the aura of unwanted energy. It works by reducing stress and suppressing aggressive energy.”

Enchanted Apothecary Etoile Soap

The Enchanted Apothecary Etoile Soap

The Enchanted Apothecary Etoile Soap

Étoile Soap ($12) is a pretty pinkish bar with grapefruit, lemon, vanilla, lavender and star anise essential oils. This is a clean smelling soap perfect for disinfecting and is great after a hard workout. The top is sprinkled with Himalayan sea salt and heather flowers, and is adorned with a Citrine crystal. Citrine is “a glassy golden yellow stone that creates joy and a bright energy to help brighten up may different areas of life. Containing the energy of good fortune and luck, it helps these to appear in may unexpected ways.”

Enchanted Apothecary Luna Soap

The Enchanted Apothecary Luna Soap

The Enchanted Apothecary Luna Soap

The Luna Soap ($12) is just as beautiful in person as it appears in the photos. This light peach soap is made with frankincense, myrrh and bergamot essential oils, and is excellent for cleansing and purifying the skin.  he lovely bar is adorned with blue corn flowers and a Moonstone crystal.  The Moonstone crystal is “an iridescent crystal said to contain the colors of the moon. It is receptive, love-drawing and used to increase intuition.

Which bar of soap and crystal is calling your name? You could win that bar as one of our three winners in our Enchanted Apothecary giveaway. In the  meantime, you can find Enchanted Apothecary online at and at select Whole Foods locations.

Take a moment to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a bar of your choosing – which will you pick, NuitÉtoile, or Luna?  This giveaway is open internationally and ends September 28, 2016 at 11:59 EST. Three winners will receive one bar of soap – your choice from the 3 different varieties. As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. After those two requirements you can continue on. If Mercury retrograde kicks in and the comments mysteriously close before the giveaway is over, just shoot us an email with your comment to and label your message CRYSTAL.

Enter today to win the soap and crystal that will balance your energy!! – Lisa

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Products reviewed and giveaway courtesy of Enchanted Apothecary


Étoile Soap ingredients:  Saponified Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Oil, Distilled Water, Grapefruit, Lavender, Vanilla, Lemon and Anise Essential Oils, Alkanet and Madder Roots, Organic Heather Flowers, Citrine Crystal.  4oz.

Luna Soap ingredients:  Saponified Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Oil, Distilled Water, Frankincense, Myrrh and Bergamot Essential Oils, Sea Salt, Blue Cornflower, Moonstone Crystal.  4oz.

Nuit Soap ingredients:  Saponified Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Castor Oil, Distilled Water, Lavender, Frankincense and Patchouli Essential Oils, Charcoal and Indigo powders, Snowflake Obsidian Crystal.  4oz.