One more scoop for summer giveaways on The Sunday Scoop 8/30/15


Why is it that summer lasts for 3 months and winter lasts for 6? Just doesn’t seem right now, does it. We’re ending the true summer months with a lot (and I mean a lot) of giveaways from around the internet. Tomorrow is the last day you can enter our Tara Smith Haircare giveaway so go tweet again now! There are a few giveaways only open through the 31st that are new and lots more on last week’s Sunday Scoop. Have a great last week of summer. — Marcia


8/31  TARA SMITH HAIRCARE – 1 winner, US – hurry

9/1  $350 VISA CARD GIVEAWAY – 1 winner International

9/3  BOXYCHARM GOODIES – 1 winner, US and Canada

9/7  RoC DEEP WRINKLE SERUM –  2 winners, US

9/9  PIXI TONIC GLOW –  1 winner US



8/30 –  Prime Beauty –  Strivectin Instant Revitalizing Mask, US –  ends today

8/30  The FabZilla –  set of makeup brushes by Beauty Junkees, US

8/30  Lavender Librarian –  LUSH Hello Gorgeous box, international

8/30  Mom Files –  3 bottles of SoftSoap Fragrant Foaming Hand Soap, US

8/30  Lavender Librarian  Lavera sea buckthorn body lotion, hand cream, shower gel and bath salt set, international

8/31  She is Lovely –  50 winners, Spongelle Anti-Cellulite Body Contouring Buffer, US

8/31  Rolala Loves –  VO5 haircare

8/31  Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom –  various prize packages

9/1  Leapfrogs and Lipgloss – Perfectly Posh gift bag, US

9/1  Sammi’s Blog of Life  – 5 winners, ACNE FREE system, US

9/1  My So Called Balanced Life –  Maple Holistics products like haircare, US

9/2  Suzi Qpons –  Hello Cutie Mud Mask, US

9/2  Style Decor & More –  5 winners of 2 AGEbeautiful Root Touch Up Sprays, US

9/2  This West Coast Mama –  Trind Nail Care set and polishes, US and Canada

9/2  Beauty Tidbits –  2 winners, Manuka Secrets line, US

9/2  Dellabelle –  Sephora Favorites Set “Give Me Some Lip”

9/2  Living off Love and Coffee –  Butter London/Allure polishes, US

9/2  Extra TV –  5 winners, Gold Elements skincare, US

9/3  Lushli –  30 winners, trèStiQue Essential Eye, Lip and Cheek Sets

9/3  Heck of a Bunch –  Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer, US

9/3  Beauty 4Free2U-  Butter London/Allure nail polishes

9/3  My Style Spot –  $400 worth of skincare from Beauty Store Depot

9/3  Haute Off the Rack -  set of Luxy Hair Extensions

9/3  Lavender Librarian –  LUSH Sugar Sugar Gift Box, international

9/3  Get Glammed Up -  Butter London/Allure nail polishes, international

9/3  Extra TV –  5 winners, Smashbox gift bag, US

9/3  Femme Fitale Fit Club –  Living Proof Curl Kit, US

9/3  Diva Makeup Queen – 4 different prizes for a lot of winners, US

9/4  The RAEviewer –  Shu Uemura Haute Street Vision of Beauty Collection

9/4  CoverGirl – 10 limited edition Star Wars mascaras, US

9/4  Girl Loves Gloss –  Charlotte Tilbury Lip Gloss and Lipliner, international

9/4  Tales of a Southern Mom –  2 winners, Prestige Back to Black cosmetics, US

9/4  Conair –  5 winners each will win 5 Conair products

9/4  Of Life and Lacquer –  6 piece set of OPI Infinite Shine Soft Shade polishes

9/4  She Finds – 100 winners, BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palette

9/4  Tales from a Southern Mom –  Carapex Skincare, US and Canada

9/5  Phyrra –  Too Faced Stardust Palette

9/5  Pawsitive Living –  OPI Infinite Shine Soft Shades polishes, US and Canada

9/6  Shop With Me Mama –  Essence cosmetics, US

9/6  Damascene by SNF -  cosmetics from UD Naked Basics, NYX, Benefit plus more, international

9/6  Andrea’s World – My Spa Life set of masks (hand gloves, feet socks, face wraps, eye wraps)

9/6  Beauty 4Free2U –  Ecco Bella blush and eyeshadows in your choice of color, US

9/7  Cosmetic Sanctuary –  OPI Infinite Shine Soft Shades for 2015, international


8/31  Just Peachy – variety of prizes like Dermologica, fragrance, purse, jewelry

8/31  Lauren Conrad – set of stationary type products, US

8/31  Heck of a Bunch – Eagle Rock Candle Co. Wax Melts, US

9/1  Powered by Mom – 2 winners for an OBOL, US

9/1  Sammi’s Blog of Life –  assortment of Ziploc products, US

9/2  Lavender Librarian –  L’Occitane verveine bucket, a mermaid bracelet and a sea glass necklace, international

9/2  According to Kimberly –  Archipelago Black Forest Set (candle & diffuser), US

9/3  Erica Finds –  August Fab Fit Fun box, US

9/3  Budget Earth – HoMedics 3D Shiatsu & Vibration Massage Pillow with Heat, US

9/3  Raising Whasians –  Colgate Total Daily Repair Kit, US

9/4  Blushing Noir –  Colgate package with Optic White products, US

9/4  DP Coffee Club –  Keurig Mini Plus Single Serve Coffee Brewer, US

9/4  Budget Earth –  August Bluetooth Headphones in your choice of color, US and Canada

9/4  Burning Moon –  set of HydroFeet Insoles, US

9/5  Budget Earth –  your choice of size and color American Blanket Company Luster Loft Fleece Blanket, US

9/6  Fred Rongo – Canon Rebel Kit plus Kate Spade handbag and wallet package (worth $1500)

9/7  My So Called Chaos –  Fuji Film Instamax Mini 8 camera

9/7  No Gojis, No Glory –  FitBit Charge HR, international, instagram

9/8  Michigan Savings –  5 winners, $100 Target g.c.


8/31  The Stylish Housewive –  $100 Kohls g.c.

8/31  Fave Pages -  $50 g.c.

8/31  Style On Main – $25 Kohls g.c., international

9/1  Love For Lacquer –  $75 Kroger plus an instagram giveaway for $100 Kroger g.c. and a skincare package

9/1  Powered by Mom –  2 winners, $50 paypal, Walmart or Amazon, international

9/1  Giveaway Promote –  $200 Amazon, international

9/2  Bright & Bubbly – $100 Visa, US

9/1  Budget Earth –  $100 AmEx g.c.

9/2  Spaceships and Laserbeams –  $50 Target g.c., US

9/2  Budget Earth –  $200 Amazon gc, international

9/2  Shop With Me Mama –  2 winners, $75 Target g.c.

9/2  Viviscal –  $100 SpaFinder g.c., US

9/3  Blushing Basics –  $100 Kohls g.c.

9/3  Lipgloss and Crayons – $100 Shopbop g.c.

9/3  Mommy’s Busy –  $300 Target g.c., US

9/3  Extra TV –  $99 gc to, 10 winners, US

9/5  Bay Area Mommy –  $100 Target g.c., US

9/5  Big Fundraising Ideas –  $100 Target g.c., US

9/7  Here We Go Again – $200 Coach g.c.

9/7  April Go Lightly – $100 Sears g.c., US

??  Alex & Ani – 5 winners $250 g.c. plus 5 winners $50 g.c. to Alex & Ani


8/30  Lauren McBride –  $100 g.c. to Alex & Ani

8/31  Diva Fabulousa –  Westwood Sunglasses, US

8/31  Whitney Nic James -  Firmoo RX glasses

9/1  I do De Claire –  2 winners, tassel necklace

9/1  The Samantha Show –  Baublebar necklace

9/1  Cali Vintage – Reifhaus Bolo Necklace

9/3  Rachel Sayumi –  Westwood Sunglasses, US

9/6  Lavender Librarian –  Sterling Silver Quartz Heart pendant, international

9/7  Sensible Stylista  – Starfish jewelry of your choice, international

Every week I think I’m not going to find many giveaways but somehow they come through. Let me know if you win something!

Learn about the new derma e® Purifying Line in this review and giveaway

derma e® has created a new line of products – their Purifying Line. There are 6 products in this new cruelty-free organic line and we were sent 4 of them to experience plus there’s a giveaway for this set of 4 too. The products in the Purifying Line have these key ingredients:

  • Kimarine® is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, and heavy metals).
  • Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration, elasticity and nourishment.
  • Activated Charcoal is a naturally powerful, absorptive ingredient (known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities) that deeply detoxifies and purifies skin.
  • Green Tea is a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, prevent oxidative stress and protect skin from UVA and UVB radiation damage.
  • Aloe Leaf is an herbal remedy renowned for its ability to moisturize, soften, soothe and detoxify skin.

The 6 items in the line are Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, Purifying Daily Detox Scrub, Purifying Youth Serum, Purifying Toner Mist, Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer, and Purifying Gel Cleanser. Read about our four and then enter our giveaway. Meant to detox and reboost your skin, these do what they say. This line is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free. Gotta love that.


derma e

I love the derma e® line and I’ve used their Soothing Cleanser and Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Acid for years. Today I am happy to you about two new products that have been added to my list of favorites from derma e® – the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub and the Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

The Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50) is a facial exfoliant paste that is gentle but very effective. It has a great ingredient list, starting with the charcoal that absorbs impurities so they can be washed away. The scrubbing power comes from Apricot Seed Powder that sloughs off any dead cells, dirt, and oil. The aloe keeps skin super soft and moist.  Like all the Purifying products, it also has the Kimarine® and bladderwrack mentioned earlier.  Because the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub doesn’t have a whole slew of complicated ingredients, this gentle scrub should be safe for even very sensitive skin. I think it’s a fantastic way to keep skin glowing and ready for serum and moisturizer.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

derma e Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer

I was so surprised the first time I used the derma e® Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer ($29.50) – it’s not often I find a moisturizer that is gray with silver opalescence! I’m not surprised by the performance of this moisturizer, however. It’s the workhorse I thought I would be based on the ingredient list, which includes some terrific antioxidants thanks to the Green Tea. The lightness of the lotion makes it perfect for anyone with oily skin…it might be too light for those with very dry skin. Otherwise, this is a terrific choice for a daily moisturizer that keeps skin healthy and looking fabulous.


derma e Purifying 2-in1 Charcoal Mask and Purifying Toner Mist

derma e Purifying 2-in1 Charcoal Mask and Purifying Toner Mist

My two products are the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask and Purifying Toner Mist which work beautifully together or alone. I have become a mask junkie so it came as no surprise to Lisa when I told her that this was my first choice to try. I’ve run out of toner so this was a given.

DERMA E® PURIFYING TONER MIST ($15.50) contains Marine Algae and Green Tea to refresh and fortify your skin against the environment. It’s PH balanced with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack, Green Tea antioxidants, and Aloe Leaf Juice. With these great ingredients you are adding antioxidants that will help support your skin hydration and nourishment.

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

I use this Toner Mist several times a week, mostly during cleansing at night. The spray itself isn’t that fine, it comes out a little heavy unfortunately. Since I like it after I use the Purifying Charcoal Mask I always apply it after I’ve washed the mask away. I also like it when I’ve chosen to use a wipe or Bioderma instead of washing my face since I know this is going to remove any vestiges of makeup. Instead of spraying it on my face though I’ll mist it onto a cotton pad and use that to do the job.

DERMA E® PURIFYING 2-IN-1 CHARCOAL MASK ($19.50) is terrific for those of you who really don’t like to take the time to mask. This takes such a short time and leaves your skin in great condition. Apply it for 5 minutes, then wet your hands and massage for a minute or so. During the 5 minutes you’ll see it go from dark charcoal to a light ashy color. It hardens but it doesn’t crack. I use a washcloth to remove it and follow with the Purifying Mist Spray.

derma e® Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

derma e® Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

This is a dual action mask as the name implies. It detoxifies in two ways to purge pores of deeply rooted toxins while exfoliating away micropollutants for purely glowing skin.  Since I have large pores I find this to be a terrific way to clean them. My nose and cheeks are always a source of concern for me and when I use the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask I find that they stay clear for several days at a time. It decongests my pores as it dries because of the Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack and Activated Charcoal. Then it exfoliates away dead cells with Apricot Seed Powder. This is a mask that I’m very happy to use.

derma e purifying 2-in-1 charcoal mask

derma e purifying 2-in-1 charcoal mask

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  You can win all 4 of the products we’ve written about. The prize will be provided by derma e® so it’s a US only giveaway. Enter and tweet through 9/13 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close please email us at and label it DERMA E to send your comment so that you can continue. This skin care is great for sensitive skin as well as oily and blemish prone skin.
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Pixi Glow Tonic now available at Target plus there’s a giveaway on the BIZ #glowtonic

Pixi Glow Tonic in the new 3.4 fl oz size

Pixi Glow Tonic in the new 3.4 fl oz size

There’s great news for all your Pixi Beauty lovers. Target now has a 3.4 fl oz/100 mL size of the famous cult product, PIXI GLOW TONIC. Before August 31st you’ve only been able to buy this online but Pixi Beauty wanted to make it easier for you and has brought this to Target, their retail partner. Check your Target starting August 31st to find this new size Glow Tonic.

Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic

This is a travel and purse friendly size ($15) so there’s no reason not to glow wherever you are! Lisa has reviewed this before in the full size ($29) that you can purchase on the Pixi website plus they also have this great 100 mL size there.

What is Glow Tonic?? “Exfoliating facial glow tonic. It helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. For all skin types. Alcohol free.” 

Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi kindly sent us this great mini and the adorable glass with a recipe for a Glow-Tini and a $2 off $10 coupon and we are sending these to one of our wonderful readers in this giveaway. This is a US only giveaway. Enter by 9/9/1015 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close email me at and label it Pixi. Great better skin with this fun giveaway. — Marcia

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Ingredients: Deionized water, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Horse Chestnut Extracts, Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid and Ammonium Glycolate, Hexylene Glycol, Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, Urea Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Hexylnicotinate, Ginseng Extract, Potassium Alum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Biotin, pixi Natural Fragrant Oil. Active ingredients: Glycolic Acid-5%, partially neutralized by Ammonium Hydroxide.

Where does your state rank in wrinkles? RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum will help you out (giveaway time)

roc deep wrinkle map

Yikes! I live in Michigan which is the state that comes in 11th for wrinkles due to our very cold winters which are getting colder, the high winds we have here and ozone pollution. Michigan is also noted for binge drinking and high rates of smoking but those at least don’t apply to me. But I don’t want or need wrinkles – like ever!

#11 for wrinkles

#11 for wrinkles

As a RoC Ambassador I was lucky to receive a new Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum to help visibly reduce deep wrinkles and help with fine lines. As of now I do have fine lines but luckily not deep wrinkles. But I believe in prevention. I don’t go outside without SPF protection and I’m not going anywhere without proper skincare any time of day or night. That’s where RoC comes to my rescue.

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

With RoC Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Serum (approx $20 depending where you buy it) you’ll find that the results increase with time. Nothing is instant and if you want your best skin ever you need to be consistent with what you do. This serum has a very silky feel to it. It contains Roc Retinol along with magnesium, zinc and copper to bring renew skin and to help bring newer skin to the surface.

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum Clinical Testing

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum Clinical Testing

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ingredients

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ingredients

For me this is a night serum because of the retinol that RoC uses but it can be used any time you want it. If you are ready to beat your wrinkles then we have a giveaway for you. Two US subscribers will each win a RoC Retinol Deep Wrinkle Serum of their own to fight those fine lines and wrinkles along with Lisa and I. This giveaway is open through Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close at the end of the giveaway you can email me at and label it RoC Comment and send me the comment so you can continue on. You’ll see a noticeable difference with this great product. — Marcia

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So many giveaways on The Sunday Scoop!!

sunglasses on colorful deck chair and text summers end

With summer coming to an end that means there are an incredible amount of giveaways for you. The middle and end of each month is usually loaded with them but the end of a season has even more. I do my best to find as many as I think are relevant to your likes although it’s also just a guess on my part. I’m happy to see so many international ones for you too.  I hope you’ll enter all three of the current BIZ giveaways and keep coming back for more. — Marcia


TARA SMITH HAIRCARE – 1 winner, US, ends 8/31

$350 VISA CARD GIVEAWAY –  1 winner, international, ends 9/1

BOXYCHARM PRODUCT GIVEAWAY –  1 winner, US and Canada, ends 9/3

This week’s winners circle:  The Dove Summer Care packages were won by Kelly T and Marthaia while the PurMinerals eyeliners were won by Marci C.  I hope you’ll see your name in the winner’s circle soon!


? on date – Byrdie has 30 winners for Stowaway Beauty Kits with 6 of their items

8/24  Ella Kae – big beauty giveaway with Butter London, SinfulColors, Rimmel, Evian, fragrance plus accessories like sunglasses, jewelry etc.

8/24  My Style Spot –  Tara Smith shampoo/conditioner or styling set, US

8/24  Linq Beauty –  a year’s supply of Linq  Beauty’s Power Anti-Aging Skincare, US

8/25  A Very Sweet Blog –  Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream, US

8/25  Slashed Beauty –  Real Techniques eyeliner brush collection, US

8/25  Beauty Tidbits –  2 winners, Prestige Cosmetics Back to Black set, US

8/25  Vampy Varnish -  Lorac Alter Ego eyeshadow palette, international

8/25  Slashed Beauty –  Butter London Lip Crayons, instagram

8/25  Love and Lipgloss –  chose 1 out of 6 beauty products

8/25  Color Me So Crazy –  Tara Smith Feed the Root haircare, US

8/25  Librarian Lavender –  Lush giveaway

8/25  Being Beautiful and Pretty –  Makeup Revolution blush palette, international

8/25  Extra TV  – 5 winners, Rituals Tao Collection, US

8/25  Mama Smiths –  Avon Wash Off Waterproof Mascara, US

8/26  Slashed Beauty –  2 winners of Colgate Whitening Products, US

8/26  My Style Spot –  Strivectin Instant Revitalizing Mask, US

8/26  A Glass of Ice –  Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Kiss You, international

8/26  Turning Clock Back –  Nurture My Body Organic Skincare, US

8/26  Budget Earth –  Exposed Skincare Ultimate Kit, US

8/26  The Beauty Closet –  $40 Sephora g.c. (there’s also a Manuka Secrets one ending 8/25 on same page)

8/26  Savvy Sweeper -  3 winners, Amazingly Beautiful Moisturizer, US

8/27  The Feminine Files –  Butter London/Allure Nail Polishes, US

8/27  One Little Vice –  MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats, international

8/27  Beauty and Bliss –  Butter London/Allure Nail Polishes, US

8/27  TLV Birdie  –  collection of 5 Tokyo Factory natural skin products, US

8/27  Beauty & Bliss –  Butter London/Allure Nail Polishes, US

8/27  The Naptime Reviewer –  Azure Naturals Ultimate Vitamin C Skin Care Gift Set, US

8/27  Extra TV –  5 winners, Coola Suncare package, US

8/28  Prime Beauty – a 3Lab set of skincare worth over $450

8/28  Lipstick Heels and a Baby –  2 winners, Colgate Whitening Products, US

8/28  Beauty Junkies Unite –  2 winners, Neutrogena Body Oil, US

8/28  PhD Fashionista – beauty products like BareMinerals Cream Shadow, Model Co blush, Ojon Color Sustain and more

8/28  Mimi and Chichi –  Butter London/Allure Nail Polish set, US

8/29  Moxie Reviews – a set of 3 Mont Bleu crystal nail files and a foot file

8/29  Sweet Jelly Bean – Butter London Lip Crayons, international

8/29  Live Life in Style –  Lancome Le Nuit Tresor fragrance, US

8/30 Fresh Beauty Studio –  Butter London/Allure Nail Polishes, US

8/30  Kuchens Claws – KBShimmer polish in It’s Razzical, international

8/30  Hello Natural –  Palladio cosmetics and Dermelect polish, US

8/30  Vita Liberata –  a year’s worth of Vita Liberata self tanning products

8/30  Life of a Mad Typer –  Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files, US

8/30  Money Can Buy Lipstick –  Nudestix set, US, Canada and UK

8/30  Lace and Lacquer –  Butter London/Allure nail polishes, US

8/31  My Style Spot –  3 glycolic products from Reviva Labs, US

8/31  Bramblewood Fashion – Butter London/Allure Nail Polishes, US

8/31  Portrait of Mai –  Real Techniques Eyeliner Brush Set, US

8/31  Pammy Blogs Beauty –  Michael Todd Soniclear Elite, US

8/31  Michelle Gleaves – Benefit product giveaway, international

8/31  Your Beauty Blog –  10 BIC Simply Soleil razors to one winner, US

8/31  The Lacquerologist –  Butter London/Allure polish set

8/31  A Beautiful Whim –  3 MAC Lipsticks of your choice, international

8/31  Avon –  10 piece fall collection, US

8/31  Beauty Blogger Review –  Katy Perry Mad Potion fragrance, international

8/31  Michigan Savings and More –  ERA Organics Shampoo and Conditioner bundle, US

8/31  Inspirations and Celebrations –  summer beauty giveaway with Yes To Carrots, Supergoop, Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Oil, EOS, sunglasses, a weekend bag and more, US and Canada

8/31  Xlicious Girl – Glambag with products like the Balm mini eyeshadow, eyeliner brush, bracelet, Evelyn Iona concealer, Smashbox Photo Finish mini and more, international

8/31  Beauty Stat –  Stila fall collection

8/31  DeNouveau Reviews – 3 prizes including Julep nail polish and other items, US


8/25  The Bee Hive Buzz –  Living Essentials Oils prize pack, US

8/26  DA Lifestyle –  DA Lifestyle Give-away care package

8/26  Utah Sweet Savings –  3 winners of a Peaches & Petals beauty box, US

8/27  Product of the Year –  Gold Bond Rough and Bumpy Skin Cream

8/28  Budget Earth –  Seattle’s Best Prize Pack with things that will help your morning get off to the right start, US and Canada

8/29  Thoughts and Reviews – Yankee Candle fall fragrance large tumbler, US

8/30  The LDN Diaries –  Philips Lumea SC1981 IPL Device

8/30  Project Motherhood – Hey Mama Teas, Helen Ficalora Mom Disk Charm & Chain, Jergen’s Wet Skin Moisturizer, LeSportSac, Bella Dual Coffee Maker, Avon Ultimate Collection plus more

8/30  That Lait Girl –  anniversary giveaway for a swimsuit and cosmetics

8/30  Juggling Act Mama –  2 winners, Hamilton Beach Wave Action Blender, US

8/31  Mom Does Reviews –  2 winners will win two Water Gallery Bottles of their choice, US

8/31  Budget Earth –  Blendtec Designer 625 Blender, US

8/31  Sweep Tight –  Fisher NUT EXACTLY prize pack, including a 15-ounce bag of NUT EXACTLY snack bites and a $50 Costco Gift Card (can be used without a membership), US


8/24  My Highest Self –  $50 gas g.c. and Metromile gift pack

8/24  Mama On A Dime –  4 winners, $150 Walmart g.c.

8/24  Have Sippy Will Travel –  $50 Amazon g.c., US

8/25  Slashed Beauty –  $50 Kroger g.c.

8/25  Mom the Magnificient –  $15 Starbucks g.c., US

8/25  I Don’t Have Time for That –  $25 g.c. of your choice

8/27  Crayz Bees  – $25 or $50 daily to Lands End and a grand prize of $1000 to Lands End

8/27  Still Blonde After All These Years –  $25 Kohls g.c.

8/28  Jade Oak – $200 J Crew g.c., international

8/28  Extra TV –  5 winners, $50 Home Goods g.c., US

8/28  Brite and Bubbly –  $200 Fandango g.c., US

8/28  Crunchy Beach Mama –  $50 g.c. to Bondfish Grill, US

8/30  Keenly Kristin –  $80 g.c. to Target or Walmart, US

8/30  Sweep Tight –  $100 AmEx g.c., US

8/30  Coming Up Roses –  $100 Starbucks g.c.

8/30  Brite and Bubbly –  $50 CVS g.c., US

8/30  A Fresh Start on a Budget –  $175 Starbucks g.c.

8/31  Divine Life Style –  $50 Kroger g.c., US

8/31  It’s a Lovely Life –  $50 Starbucks g.c.


8/25  Powered by Mom – 3 Sashka bracelets, US

8/25  Muscles N Mascara –  Lauren Conrad necklace and $5 Amazon g.c.

8/28  Still Blonde After All these Years - Carolyn Pollack American West Sterling Silver and Brass Lapis Statement Necklace, US

8/29  2 Just B You –  Winner’s Choice of Magnetic Anklet or Bracelet, US

8/31  Pinay on the Loose – a classic modern style bag and a pair of interchangable mandals, international

8/31  Second City Style  –  jewelry from Peace Treaty valued at $550,  US

8/31  Westwood – Sunglasses

8/31  Fashion Beyond Forties – prize package of a satchel bag, hoop earrings, scarf and bracelet, US

This should keep you busy through the end of August. Let us know if you win something!

Gorgeous Globetrotter Boxycharm for August is incredible (and there’s a giveaway)

I’m on my 4th month of the Boxycharm subscription and I’m enjoying it very much. Being a makeup blogger and cosmetic junkie makes it difficult to find products that I don’t already have but amazingly Boxycharm has done just that. Colors may be similar but the products are all unique to me.

Boxycharm's August 2015 products

Boxycharm’s August 2015 products

Gorgeous Globetrotter from Boxycharm

Gorgeous Globetrotter from Boxycharm

BOXYCHARM sends full size products only and the value of each box is pretty amazing. At $21 per month and free shipping I’ve gotten over $100 worth every month. This month’s box alone has products that sell for $118.95. Now that’s a deal. One of the many things I appreciate is that everyone gets the same products. That may or may not be so good for you but we all get the same value. I just saw a post for an IPSY Glam bag that the blogger got things I wanted and didn’t get. That won’t happen here.

CoastalScents Reveal 3D eyeshadow palette

CoastalScents Reveal 3D eyeshadow palette

CoastalScents Reveal 3D eyeshadow palette is the first product I saw in my box and the most anticipated one. This 20 shade palette is reminiscent of UD Naked 3 but with many more colors and more purples. The colors are shades of cream, browns, pink, plum, gold, taupe, and more.

CoastalScents Reveal 3D eyeshadow palette

CoastalScents Reveal 3D eyeshadow palette

This sells for $39.95 but it’s on sale for $19.95 which is how Boxycharm valued it. In my first month of the subscription I received a different CoastalScents palette and it surprised me with the amount of pigment it has. So why didn’t I swatch it for you? Two reasons – 1) I hate to swatch and 2) more important I decided this would make a great prize for a giveaway so it’s pristine and will be won by someone.

Even though there’s a dark shadow in the CoastalScents palette that you could use for lining, Boxycharm included two eyelining products. MICA BEAUTY GEL EYELINER in Black (($35) and SETA EYELINER BRUSH ($16).

Mica Beauty Gel Eyeliner (black)

MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner (black)

Seta Eyeliner Brush

Seta Eyeliner Brush

Considering I have 2,367 black eyeliners (or maybe a little less) and this is brand new… it’s part of the giveaway as is the Seta Eyelining Brush. The gel liner will definitely last longer than a pencil liner. The company says to apply the liner from the middle of your lashline and move across to the outer corner, then to apply to the inner corner and connect at the center. This is a new way for me but it does work if you feel you aren’t good with gel liners.

Seta Eyeliner Brush

Seta Eyeliner Brush

The tip of this Seta Eyeliner brush is thin and feels very firm. I prefer a thin brush like this since I can get close to my lashes this way.

Now for what I’m keeping from the box. NIOS SHIELD LEAVE IN CONDITIONER ($26) is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while.

Nios Shield Leave-In Conditioner

Nios Shield Leave-In Conditioner

Nios Shield is known for being a line that helps protect your hair from the sun because the products contain SPF 15. This contains Moroccan Argan Oil to tame frizz and keep your hair shiny and easy to manage. I haven’t tried this yet since I’m using my Tara Smith products but I am eager to use this. My husband would benefit from it because of the sun protection but I’d have a better chance of getting him to wrestle an alligator than use a leave-in.

The last is a total surprise for me. SO SUSAN STATEMENT SKIN HIGHLIGHTING CRAYON in Candlelight ($20) is so beautiful. I only have one other So Susan product (a blush that I love) and am thrilled to have this gorgeous crayon.

So Susan Statment Skin Highlighting Crayon

So Susan Statement Skin Highlighting Crayon

So Susan Statment Skin Highlighting Crayon

So Susan Statment Skin Highlighting Crayon

I love the glow! I love the color! And I love that I don’t have to sharpen it. This has no mineral oils, no parabens, no phthalates, is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. It contains Silk Peptide to promote suppleness and organic Chia Seed extract to help moisturize skin. With this unusual chiseled tip you can reach both large and small areas. I have tried it on my browbone and I love it there. To highlight with it glide it across your forehead, down the center of your nose and chin and then blend. You’ll have a subtle glow that will make you feel like a million.

Can you see why I’m so excited by Boxycharm? Products I’ve wanted that are full size and all new to me! Now you get to be excited too because our giveaway is for these three products:

Giveaway prize: CoastalScents Reveal 3D palette, MicaBeauty gel liner and Seta Eyelining Brush

Giveaway prize: CoastalScents Reveal 3D palette, MicaBeauty gel liner and Seta Eyelining Brush

This is open to US and Canada through Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. If comments close early you can email me at and label it Boxycharm, that counts as your comment and you can continue. Now that you’ve seen the charm of Boxycharm I hope you can be a winner just like I consider myself to be. — Marcia

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