Scoop up these giveaways on The Sunday Scoop 7/27/14




We have several codes going on right now for you

VINCENT LONGO COSMETICS:  Use BSBZ6WO for 15% off through Labor Day

DERMARIE SKINCARE: Use the code BEAUTYINFOZONE40 at checkout for a 40% off savings.


FYI – we have a ton of giveaways lined up for you. We’ve been really busy with a lot of companies who love Beauty Info Zone and are willing to share their products with you. So keep coming back as often as possible since you never know when a new one will pop up.


Please click on this link for KOTEX. This helps us out and if you want you can request a free sample pack. Mine just came in the mail and I got 6 different sizes of Kotex4U pads and a $1 off coupon. Even if you’ve clicked for us before it will count in our favor if you click again. THANKS

DERMARIE SKINCARE GIVEAWAY - US only through 8/12/14

HOMEMADE NAIL POLISH book giveaway – open through 8/8 for two US winners

MAC EYESHADOW GIVEAWAY – 30 shadows and the palette they fit in. This is for US and Canada. Ends 8/6

MAYBELLINE E/S PALETTE GIVEAWAY is an international giveaway open through 8/4

URBAN DECAY SHADOW AND PALETTE GIVEAWAY – this is the very end of this giveaway, just open through 7/27


PAST SUNDAY SCOOPS – find giveaways that are still open

7/28 – MOM DOES REVIEWS -  2 Hidden Treasure Candles

7/28 – BH COSMETICS – Facebook giveaway of their 120 e/s palette

7/28 – BANGLES AND BUNGALOWS – Younique mascara giveaway

? – VEN EFFECT SKINCARE – Facebook giveaway of a moisturizer

7/29 – THE POINTLESS CAFE – Birthday giveaway for Llarowe polishes

7/29 – VAMPY VARNISH – 10 winners of $25 Godiva gift cards

7/29 – MOM DOES REVIEWS - teeth whitening gift

7/31 – I KNOW ALL THE WORDS – MAC Cosmetics gift card giveaway

7/31 – xSPARKAGE – 13 winners of surprise cosmetic packages

7/31 – 24/7 MOMS – $100 Kohl’s gift card giveaway

7/31 – BARIELLE - 1 grand prize winner and 10 other winners of Barielle Nail Polish

7/31 – ESSIE POLISH - 2 dozen or so new from new collections

7/31 – LIPGLOSS BREAK – a basket of Cetaphil products

POLISH INSOMNIAC - information about China Glaze’s destination giveaway that has weekly prizes

8/1 – THE MERCURIAL MAGPIE – Barielle Keys nail polish collection

8/1 – NORAH LOVES MAKEUP – Pura Naturals sponges, face and body

8/1 – HUGGABLE FRIENDS – Mia Mariu Mineral makeup

8/1 – MUST HAVE BOXES – Oishii Box giveaway, 3 winners, Japanese snacks

8/3 – THEMEPARK MAMA – $50 Whole Food g.c.

8/4 – MAKING UP THE MIDWEST – Lorac Pro Palette 2

8/5 – SLASHED BEAUTY – Makeup by One Direction

8/5 – BEAUTZY BLOG – Makeup by One Direction

8/5 – ROMY RAVES – Neutrogena SPF giveaway, 3 winners

8/5 – MOM ALWAYS FINDS OUT – $100 Visa g.c.

8/5 – MELANY’S GUYDLINES – Nerium AD Face & Body Cream

8/6 – A LITTLE UMBRELLA – Mally mascara, 2 winners

8/6 – PINK SITH – Haughy Cosmetics giveaway

8/6 – BLUSHING NOIR – OPI Ford Mustang Polish collection

8/6 – BON VIVANT – Clinique GWP giveaway

8/6 – MAMA LIKES THIS – Yankee Candle Vase Candle in Ginger Pumpkin

8/7 – MAMA LIKES THIS – Dial Coconut Water Mango Body Wash

8/6 – SWATCH AND LEARN – OPI Nordic collection

8/7 – BEAUTY TIDBITS – Pro Naturals Moroccan Oil

8/8 – PHYRRA – Pur Minerals Jupiter Ascending kit (it’s wonderful) and 2 lip products

8/8 – MY FAB FIT FORTIES – Candies Vanilla Bon Bon Body Mist and Lotion

8/25 – SKINNY SCOOP – Win a JCrew bracelet

8/30 – ICU SUNGLASSES  – facebook giveaway

Have a wonderful week, eat extra ice cream and think of me! — Marcia

Review and GIVEAWAY! Dermarie Skin Care

We know there are tons of gimmicks out there for skin care, so it’s always exciting to try a line that is simply based on good science. Today we have three skin care products from Dermarie to tell you about; you’ll not only get the inside scoop you will also have a chance to win one of them for yourself!


Dermarie is a new line for us and we were intrigued by their philosophy. All of Dermarie’s products are developed from science. This is a line that is about effective ingredients and results, not marketing magic. They find some excellent ingredients from nature, as well as some that chemists have invented. This is a technology-based line, folks – you won’t find any fads here! Everything is made and manufactured in the US and Dermarie is a cruelty-free line.

Today we have three products that Dermarie sent us to review, as well as a giveaway for each of the items. And if our review spurs your interest in the line, we have a special code just for Beauty Info Zone readers for a whopping 40% off.  Just add in the code BEAUTYINFOZONE40 at checkout.

Lisa’s Side:  I am the lucky one who got to test two of Dermarie’s bestselling skin care products.  I tested both an eye serum and a facial serum.

Under Eye Illuminator Anti-aging Serum ($45)

Dermarie Under Eye Illuminator Anti-aging Serum

Dermarie Under Eye Illuminator Anti-aging Serum

Dermarie Under Eye Serum dropper bottle

Dermarie Under Eye Serum dropper bottle

I have eye issues, no doubt about it. I’ve got discoloration under my eyes, dark circles, and puffiness. So the Under Eye Illuminator Anti-aging Serum sounded right up my alley. This serum attacks all three issues and creates a healthier, younger looking eye area. It does this through peptides, one of the best ingredients available in skin care.

I used this for a month and I definitely noticed a difference. This is applied morning and night, and I actually also used a regular eye cream over it because the serum isn’t really for hydration. Check out what it does:

  • Visibly improves the appearance of under eye dark circles, puffiness, and discoloration
  • Active complex of rapid absorbing peptides improve skin tone and texture
  • Treats all types of under eye dark circles

    • Blue Circles from capillary pressure
    • Brown Circles caused by hyperpigmentation
    • Yellow Circles from hereditary factors
  • Softens and smooths skin

And here is a statistic that made me hopeful – after two weeks, 83% of users reported a reduction of dark circles and 85% reported a reduction of eye puffiness. I noticed a big difference in both puffiness and under eye circles. If you have any of these issues, this just could be the answer for you.  (Ingredients include Seaweed Extract, Purified Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Oxido Reductases, Soy Peptide, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.)

Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide Anti-aging Facial Serum ($68)

Dermarie Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide Anti-aging Facial Serum

Dermarie Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide Anti-aging Facial Serum

Dermarie’s Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide Anti-aging Facial Serum has pretty sweet packaging.  It looks like a great big needle, I guess because the serum is like a topical Botox. Dermarie says it ”interrupts the nerve signals responsible for facial expression lines and forehead wrinkles.” The peptides in this serum relax the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, and by calming those muscles the appearance of lines is reduced.

Nope, it's not a just looks like one!

Nope, it’s not a needle…it just looks like one!

Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide Anti-aging Facial Serum

Lumitox Acetyl Hexapeptide Anti-aging Facial Serum

The two peptides are Hexapeptide-30 and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8. There is a lot of science behind this and Dermarie does a great job of explaining what these peptides do HERE.  The benefits of this facial serum are pretty amazing:

  • Formulated with two revolutionary deep penetrating peptides Hexapeptide-30 and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
  • Reduces the severity of facial expression lines, wrinkle depth and fine lines
  • Lifts and tightens facial skin for improved elasticity and firmness
  • Relaxes and calms facial features for a more youthful appearance
  • Nourishing and skin revitalizing seaweed extract with hyaluronic acid for added moisturizing and skin protecting benefits

I used this morning and night for almost a month, and found it be a wonderful, lightweight serum. Did it actually reverse my expression lines? No, I think I will need to keep using it for a month or two longer to really know the long-term effects of this serum. But it did hydrate and plump up my skin, and my wrinkles certainly did not get any deeper. I think this is an exciting serum with very interesting science behind it and I am excited to find out what my results will be in another month or two. (Ingredients include Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract, Purified Water (Aqua), Hyaluronic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Arginine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.)

Marcia’s Side:  Eye Illuminator + Vitamin K Anti-aging Eye Cream ($58)

Dermarie Eye Illuminator + Vitamin K Anti-aging Eye Cream

Dermarie Eye Illuminator + Vitamin K Anti-aging Eye Cream

I’ve been using Dermarie Eye Illuminator + Vitamin K Anti-aging Eye Cream for almost a month now and every time I put it on I get mad at it. Truthfully, I yell at it in my head. I don’t understand why an eye cream has to be fragranced. But that hasn’t stopped me from using it night after night. The benefits outweigh the fragrance. Since everything in the eye cream is natural I know that the fragrance most likely comes from the organic botanicals used.

great pump packaging

great pump packaging

Eye cream, just a dab needed

Eye cream, just a dab needed

The results of using Eye Illuminator + Vitamin K Anti-aging Eye Cream compensate for my nose’s preferences (and the aroma only lasts about 20 minutes). The fact that this is helping with my horrible dark circles and the puffiness under my eyes makes me keep using it. Ingredients like Vitamin K, arnica, and DCX help with circulation and strengthen the delicate layers of skin under my eyes. Those ingredients also mobilize the blood flow around my eyes to alleviate the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and swelling. I take a million pictures (and delete 99% of them) and it’s not my undereye area where I use the Dermarie that shows up darkly.

Dermarie Eye Illuminator + Vitamin K Anti-aging Eye Cream

Dermarie Eye Illuminator + Vitamin K Anti-aging Eye Cream

Loving hyaluronic acid as an ingredient, like I do, makes this a very hydrating eye cream for me. The moisturizing qualities of hyaluronic acid along with the blend of these other ingredients make for an eye cream that does what it says – illuminates, helps with the signs of anti-aging, and decreases dark circles. I couldn’t ask for more.

Dermarie is sponsoring a giveaway for all three products reviewed today, so take a chance and enter!  Don’t forget the amazing coupon code for Beauty Info Zone readers – get 40% off with the code BEAUTYINFOZONE40.

GIVEAWAY – US subscribers only. This giveaway is open through 8/12/14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If the comments turn off please comment on our Facebook page or email Three winners, one for each product. Lots of luck!
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*products reviewed and giveaway prizes from Dermarie; opinions are all our own!

Homemade Nail Polish book giveaway!!

What better way to start the weekend than with a giveaway! Not only was I excited to share the book HOMEMADE NAIL POLISH by Allison Rose Spiekermann in this review, but the publishing company has offered us a giveaway for two of you!

Homemade Nail Polish by Allison Rose Spiekermann

Homemade Nail Polish by Allison Rose Spiekermann

This book was so much fun because I got to learn secrets as well as technique. I love indie polish and knowing the way those amazing ladies begin to develop their craft was a blast to learn.

Homemade Nail Polish back cover

Homemade Nail Polish back cover

Even if you don’t want to learn this craft for yourself, it’s going to make an utterly amazing gift for the right person. You could put together a kit of things mentioned in the book to get someone started. They’d love you forever (if they don’t already).

To enter please go back and read the review of the book and then use the Rafflecopter. This is open to US only and will be sent by the PR company or publisher, shipping to the winners could take up to a month (just a warning from the company to us). This is open through 8/8/14 at 11:59 pm EDT. If comments close early please email me at with your comment or put it on our Facebook page. — Marcia

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Are you ready for 30 MAC eyeshadows? Enter this giveaway


Ever wonder what happens when 30 beauty & fashion bloggers and vloggers get together? They host an EPIC giveaway! We are teaming up to bring you an amazing 30-pan MAC Eye Shadow Palette filled with our favourite shades!! Enter today via the Rafflecopter form below!

Shades up for grabs!  Sketch, Vibrant Grape, Fig 1, Club, Shroom, Orb, Omega, Aquadisiac, Copperplate, Woodwinked, All That Glitters, Amber Lights, Cranberry, Steamy, Naked Lunch

Blanc Type, Nylon, Cobalt, Brule, Haux, Carbon, Phloof, Retrospeck, Stars & Rockets, Expensive Pink, Brun, Electra, Satin Taupe, Honeylust & Brown Script.


Brought to  you by these fab bloggers, give them a click!

Angie (Vanity Rouge)

Noelle (XO Noelle)

Dee (Liner Glitter Gloss)

Sandra (Moms Makeup Stash)

Jenelle (Nelle Creations)

Deanne (My Fash Avenue)

Michelle (A Lovely Allure)

Marcia (Beauty Info Zone)

Iva (Falling in Style)

Niki (Hello Miss Niki)

Rica (The Office Chic)

Bree (Urban Umbrella)

Amber (Canadian Fashionista)

Krystal (Beauty by Krystal)

Lauren (The Fashionista’s Diary)

Justina (Justina’s Gems)

Stacey (Stacey Brennan YT)

Elaine (Toronto Beauty Reviews)

Maria (A Mother World)

Marissa (Chic Darling)

Kelly (Glitter Diaries)

Cheryl (Beauty by Cheryl H)

Chelsea (Olive & Ivy)

Chrissy (Some Velvet Morning)

Shayna (A Pop of Colour)

Cecilia (Dearest Lou)

Janna (Gloss & Glitz)

Mina (Mina Slater)

Cindy (Prime Beauty)

Katelyn (The Skinny Blonde)

Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages over the age of 18 and ends at 11:59pm EST on August 6th, 2014. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Only one winner will be selected. This giveaway is a group buy, which means the bloggers/vloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. Winner will be chosen at random from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. No prize substitutions allowed. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary.

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

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

Enter to win this Maybelline palette

Enter to win this Maybelline palette


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

7/21 – CVS Beauty – Organix haircare giveaway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/27 – Cosmetically Challenged – HUM Vitamin giveaway

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/28 – Nuts4Stuff – Good Stuff Sugar Scrub

7/28 – Spontaneous Chick – Leonisa bathing suit giveaway

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

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

7/31 – Cosmetics Sanctuary – OPI Nordic Collection

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/1 – Glamorable – Mia Mariu facial cosmetics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Makeup Wars special – Urban Decay and a giveaway

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

Urban Decay eyeshadow in X

Urban Decay eyeshadow in X

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

Urban Decay X

Urban Decay X

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

Urban Decay X and YDK eye

Urban Decay X and YDK eye

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

My Urban Decay palette closed

My Urban Decay palette closed

My Urban Decay palette open

My Urban Decay palette open

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

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

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

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

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Giveaway from Shannon’s Soaps

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

Shannon’s Soaps Mini Bar Sampler

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

super cute packaging

You could be the lucky winner!

You could be the lucky winner!

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

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

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Fate Soap ingredients:  saponified oils of palm, coconut, olive, sunflower, castor, fragrance, iron oxide red
Eucalyptus-Spearmint with Sea Clay ingredients:  saponified oils of palm, tallow, coconut, olive; essential oils of eucalyptus, spearmint; sea clay
Strawberries & Champagne ingredients:  saponified oils of palm, coconut, sweet almond, shea butter, mango butter, argan; fragrance; iron oxide red pigment