The Sunday Scoop 4/20/14 – giveaways that even the Easter Bunny would enter


Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014

Happy Easter to you. I hope it’s been a wonderful day. Lots of giveaways for you this week and don’t forget to look through the last few weeks since many are still available. You can do that HERE. We have a new giveaway starting on 4/21 and we’re always looking out for more to share with you. — Marcia

Beauty Info Zone Current Giveaways:

RoC GIVEAWAY FOR THEIR NEW BB CREAM – there are two winners for this. US only through 4/21.

THE LACQUER CABINET - a great nail polish subscription box. US only through 4/23

DOVE PAMPERING PACKAGE – US giveaway for the new Pistachio fragranced body products. Through 4/25

BEAUTY BLOG COALITION $880 MAY DAY GIVEAWAY – there will be 3 winners and it’s international. If you haven’t entered you’ll want to especially with prizes of $500, $250 and $130. This is open through May 1st which means you need to enter by April 30th.

More giveaways for you

Daydreaming Beauty has a Majestical necklace giveaway but it ends today 4/20. I found out too late to put it in last week.

The Feminine Files is giving away an Urban Decay Shattered Face Case; this ends on 4/21 so hurry

Mom Does Reviews has a fun giveaway with products from Thirty One, Younique, Jamberry Nails, Plexus Slim, Lilla Rose, and Beachbody but it ends on 4/21 so this is another to hurry over to.

Mom Does Reviews also has a giveaway ending on 4/21 for a Miche handbag and accessories

Nail It magazine is giving away some beautiful polishes from Heiress. This ends on 4/22

Beauty Counter has a giveaway for some Beauty Counter products and cosmetic bag. I’m unsure of the end cream easter

Wantable has a new purse giveaway – how does the word Prada sound to you?? This one is over on 4/23

Blushing Noir and Gloss48 have teamed up for a LashM giveaway including their newest products.

Lipgloss and Crayons is giving away a Younique mascara. This is one beautiful mascara that’s quite costly so trying to win is good. Over on 4/24

Lipgloss and Crayons will be giving away a Threads Stackable bracelet too. This is over on 4/24

The PolishAholic has some nail polishes that are gorgeous and created in collaborations with her. Happy 4 years of blogging to her! Ends 4/24

Love for Lacquer wants someone to win 3 fabulous polishes from KTP. I’m not sure when it ends because the rafflecopter doesn’t love me enough to let me in. Darn it.

Mom Does Review (and lots of giveaways obviously) has a $25 g.c. to Build a Bear ending 4/24. I shouldn’t share this one since my grandson would love this.

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Prime Beauty is giving away some Dove from their new Pistachio collection. Several bloggers (including the BIZ)  have individual giveaways for the brand so there’s more chances for you to win. Prime Beauty’s ends on 4/25

Glamorable has a giveaway ending 4/25 for 2 LAC Taut Collagen Sheet Masks.

Rimmel has a giveaway with several blogs. I’m listing all the ones I found this week but it appears that once you enter that’s it. Beauty 101 ; Beauty by Arielle; GlamGlitzBudget; Stephanie Louise Blogspot

Gloss48 joined with LifeStyleMirror to give someone a $500 gift card. I don’t know the end date on this one.

We Heart This will be giving away the fabulous IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara Primer. This ends on 4/28.

Glamorable also has a giveaway for a great makeup organizer which ends on 4/28

Elite Socialistas has a jewelry giveaway for a Cate and Chloe necklace; ends 4/30

Pammy Blogs Beauty has a year’s worth of Dove to give to someone in her Dove contest that ends on 4/30

Phyrra wants someone to win 3 of the fabulous Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. I have Peony and love it. Ends 4/30.

Purple Monster Coupons is part of a blog hop that is showing 35 giveaways. Each giveaway has a different ending date but the ones I looked at seemed to be around 4/28-4/ cream easter

Never Say Die Beauty is giving away the lovely Em Cosmetics Tokyo Plums Shadow Play Palette. This ends on 5/1

Stephanie Louise Blogspot has some fabulous Mark Hill haircare to give away through 5/1

Bellashoot is giving away Ardency Inn products that look like they’d be fun to try. This is over on 5/1

Total Beauty has Mother’s Day boxes to give away through Facebook. I’m unsure of the end date.

Revlon and Spiderman (well Gwen Stacey) have a cosmetic collection that you can try to win through 5/4

Total Beauty is working with Vaseline on a giveaway that ends around 5/7

Lipgloss Break wants you to win Dove also in her giveaway, this one ends on 5/14

Deep Steep has a Facebook giveaway for a slew of their products. No end date was noticeable to me but it might be soon.

Garnier also has a FB giveaway for their new oil although this is a straight sample and not a contest. No end date given so hopefully this will still be available.


FabFitFun is looking ahead to summer! You can now use the code SUMMER5 for $5 off the upcoming summer box. This code is valid until July 15.

BZSWAYS will give you 10% off their order at Rivet & Sway.

And a favorite article to read! My Newest Addiction has done a round-up of beauty blogger’s Easter posts. The day may be over but seeing these great manicures and learning about products to be used now and later is always fun.

I hope your holiday has been wonderful. See you next Sunday where you’ll find all the scoop I can scoop up for you. — Marcia




Beauty Blog Coalition brings you a special May Day giveaway

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50 bloggers have joined together for a giveaway for you. Please visit these blogs as a way to thank them for this surprise giveaway.

This is our May Day Giveaway since it ends on May 1, 2014. The great news is that this is international and there will be 3 winners. Use the Rafflecopter to enter. You can do as many as you’d like or do just Beauty Info Zone. We hope that a BIZ reader is the winner this time. Lots of luck to you.

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Moisturizer giveaway from Free Beauty Events

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Here’s the prize that Free Beauty Events has for their latest giveaway. All perfect for the warmer weather to moisturize and even to cover up with the Pond’s BB Cream that’s been getting raves. For their latest contest, they will be giving away 5 prizes. Each prize will consist of Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15, POND’S Luminous Finish BB+ Cream Light, and Olay Fresh Effects Long Live Moisture! Satin Finish Lotion.  Contest runs from 4/1/2014 to 6/30/2014, winners will be chosen on 7/1/2014 and notified by 7/15/2014. To enter, all people have to do is go to and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

Free Beauty Events is known for sharing all the events like GWP and makeover events. For example, on May 2nd, 3rd, and 5th, you can check out the L’Oreal Suncare events at CVS and Walgreens. You can also go to the Walgreens SaturDate with Beauty with Simple on April 12th to try their skincare products and get coupons. Information about free beauty events is available on their website where spas and retailers can promote their events. To find out if an event will be near you, just enter your zip code in the upper right hand corner of their home page.

We encourage you to enter this giveaway and to check out Free Beauty Events to learn about more freebies each week.

*disclosure – FBE will send these items to us and we will use them as part of our giveaway prizes


Welcome spring with new Dove Pistachio Cream Body Wash and Beauty Bar – and a giveaway

Dove giveawayIt is spring and in honor of the greener season Dove® has released their Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash and Beauty Bar, their latest addition to the Purely Pampering product collection. If you haven’t tried these products yet you are going to want to right away – they are fantastic. Be sure to read on, because you will also have a chance to win a nourishing and pampering gift set from Dove®!

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream products makes for a wonderful at-home spa day

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream products makes for a wonderful at-home spa day

Dove® Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream Body Wash and Dove Purely Pampering Beauty Bars nourish your skin and make you feel completely pampered too. Honestly, I don’t even like pistachio…the sight of green nuts kind of turns my stomach…but the scent of these products is flipping fantastic. It’s a combination of creamy pistachio with a light magnolia floral note with a bit of musk. Together these notes create a clean and comforting scent.

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream Body Wash

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream Soap

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream Beauty Bar

The Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream Body Wash ($6.69) is a HUGE bottle of thick, rich creme that creates a beautiful lather that rinses clean. It has something called NutriumMoisture™ that makes it truly perfect for shaving legs and underarms because it replaces nutrients that are lost to your razor. This is seriously one of the best body washes I have ever tried. It leaves my skin so soft and smelling so wonderful…it is heaven in a bottle.

For those who prefer bar soap, the Dove® Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Bar (2 pack is $3.79) is for you. This has the same lush scent as the body wash, plus it has the iconic Dove® ¼ moisturizing cream that leaves skin wonderfully hydrated and moist.
What could be in your shower caddy?  Dove Creme Mousse and Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream

What could be in your shower caddy? Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream Body Wash and Beauty Bar, plus a Dove Creme Mousse Body Wash

Dove® is happy to be giving a Beauty Info Zone reader one Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash, one Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Beauty Bar, and one Crème Mousse Body Wash (you can pick which variant you would like – Senstive Skin, Deep Moisture, or Exfoliating)!  I will be posting my review of the Creme Mousse Body Washes on Saturday, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enter this contest – you are going to be just as enthralled with these pampering and nourishing body products as I was! – Lisa

Giveaway: US only open through 4/25/14

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*items reviewed and giveaway prizes from Dove®.  Dove® Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia is available at food, drug, mass, value, club and online retailers

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Perfecting BB Cream is now available (plus we have a giveaway)

You all know about BB Creams. There’s no getting around them anymore. So many brands make them but they are not all created equal. RoC took a long time to come out with their version since they wanted it to be perfect, RoC is a skincare company after all and we are proud to be Roc Ambassadors. roc bb cream

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream uses the ingredients that are important to RoC. This anti-aging product has Broad Spectrum SPF 25 along with all the other ingredients that they are proud to use like RoC Retinol. The company wasn’t going to bring out a product that they couldn’t be proud to have their name on. Both Marcia and Lisa have used this product and are sharing their thoughts. Be sure to read to the end for a chance to be one of two winners of this great BB Cream.


I probably shouldn’t be the one that goes first on today’s Side by Side review since I have such mixed feelings about the Multi-Complexion BB Cream. I love it on one hand and am angry at it on the other hand.

Roc Multi-Corrextion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

Roc Multi-Corrextion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

I love it because it uses the ingredients that are so important in our skincare. (list at the bottom) It’s infused with Roc Retinol and has SPF 25.  It’s meant to hydrate, even out skin coloring, protect from the sun and make your skin look smooth. What more can we ask of it?

Roc BB Cream swatched on Marcia

Roc BB Cream swatched on Marcia

whoops, shade doesn't work!!

whoops, shade doesn’t work!!

I am angry at it though because it only comes in one color and that color is too dark for me. The finish is great when it’s on my skin but the color makes it impossible for me to wear. I’m usually the lightest or second lightest shade in face products. My feeling is that if this shade works for you that you’re going to love it. I hope that RoC takes notice and introduces this in other shades to match more skintones.


Lucky for me, my skin is a few shades darker than Marcia’s so I think the color is perfect.

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

RoC BB Cream applicator

RoC BB Cream applicator

It comes in a terrific airless pump that ensures the efficacy of the all those skin-perfecting ingredients like the RoC Retinol  and SPF 25. That means that while you instantly get a more even and brighter skin tone you are also fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Gotta love multi-tasking!

RoC BB Cream

RoC BB Cream

RoC BB Cream

RoC BB Cream sheered out a bit

The coverage is a little more sheer than what a full coverage gal like me wants, but once I start faux-tanning for the summer this is going to be great. It has ‘color adapting technology’, so while it’s a little too dark for lighter shades like Marcia and too light for dark skin tones, it will work great for everyone else on the skin tone spectrum. Those who want brighter, more even toned skin will be very happy with this BB Cream.

GIVEAWAY: RoC has graciously offered a giveaway to two different US residents of  RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream. The giveaway goes through 4/21/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. We will be asking winners to provide their address (no PO boxes) and phone number for delivery.

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Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7%…Purpose: Sunscreen, Octisalate 3%…Purpose: Sunscreen, Titanium Dioxide 6.6%…Sunscreen. Inactive: Water, Isopropyl Isostearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-75 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isotearyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Polysilicone-11, Methylparaben, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Silica, Propylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ethylparaben, BHT, Erythorbic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Retinol, Arginine, Ammonium Polyacryloldimethyl Taurate, Fragrance, Lauroyl Lysine, Iron Oxides.

Active Ingredient

Active Ingredients

Inactive ingredients

Inactive ingredients

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My tax refund beauty wishlist and a way for you to win $100

Is there anything more dreaded than Tax Season? It feels punishing to me in many ways. First it takes me forever to find every item and receipt that could be used for deductions. I guess my disorganization shows every March. Then I’m worried about what I use, aka “is it legit”. The last thing I need is a letter from the IRS to make my life a disaster. My husband takes everything to our tax advisor since it can get a little complicated and I wait to answer the questions that inevitably come. A few years ago he came home totally dejected because we owed big time. This year we’ll get a refund since we don’t want to repeat that disaster. It helps to go to Tax Season Deals to learn ways you can help save a little money on getting your taxes done. Which all leads to what can I do to celebrate and spend some of that tax refund. (Sponsored Post)

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The answer is that I’m a blogger who loves cosmetics so don’t you think a little splurge is due? Not too big because I also want a new purse from Shopbop so I can fill it with all my goodies. My little rather large shopping wishlist is from Sephora and a few other sites. I seriously go to to find the codes for freebies whenever I order. For example right now Sephora has codes for a free radiant orchid makeup bag or a cosmetic mask and more will be added this month. Here’s my Tax Season Refund Wishlist as of April 1, 2014.

1. Sephora + Pantone Universe The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set – 25 eyeshadows from Sephora + Pantone Universe only set my heart racing. The color of the year, Radiant Orchid, dominates the set and each of the 6 quads would work with it. This could be nothing but fun for spring and summer.
2. and 3. Nars brushes – #9 Diffusing Brush and #10 Blending Brush – I love brushes and these two would surely make me more beautiful than ever. These are high up on my wish list even though, admittedly, I don’t need them. But then again what do I need?
4. Marc Jacobs Beauty eyeshadow trio in The Punk – I constantly put these on my wishlists but so far haven’t bought more. (Not to say that I don’t have a few in my stash.) This one has that whole Radiant Orchid thing going which makes it more appealing.
5. NARS Matte Multiple in either Exumas (pink apricot) or Anguilla (ginger pink). I want to see and test these first but the reviews are appealing.
6. Make Up For Ever HD Second Skin Cream Blush – yes I reviewed three of these but I’m sure I need at least one more. #410 Coral is supposed to be the most universal shade. Don’t you think I should look at it??
7. Bite Beauty Lipstick in either Quinta (rosy pink), Vouvray (ballet pink) or Musk (pink brown). I need to see these in person to decide on the color and I hope I only walk away with one!
8. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – this is the mascara that absolutely every blogger in our Top Ten Mascara post raved about, except me that is. Therefore this is a necessity to buy!
9. and 10.  butter LONDON’s new LOLLY BRIGHTS collection – I want them all but after Polish Insomniac showed these I totally fell in love with Stroppy and Jammy. I had promised myself no more nail polish but I’m too weak to resist colors like this. I can’t wait until they are available.
11. SUPERGOOP CITY SUNSCREEN SERUM – this is great stuff and I want one for this summer. At $42 it’s expensive for a sunscreen but my skin loves this and there is no fragrance!
12. ARDENCY INN CUSTOM COVER CONCENTRATE – My Newest Addiction blogged about this creating a lemming for it. You mix this with your moisturizer (or with the Supergoop above) and create your own foundation. Sounds so perfect for summer.
13. FOREO LUNA – This is a cheat since I own this. But if I didn’t it would definitely be on my wishlist and probably should be on yours. I love this for cleansing since it’s gentle, effective and relaxing at the same time. It’s $199 so it’s a splurge but if you get the right tax refund this is a great way to spend it.
So now that you’ve seen my wishlist, it’s time for you to enter the giveaways. There are two of them. One is directly from and can be found on this link. The other is right here on our Rafflecopter. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to This is open through tax day 4/15/14 for US residents.  Good luck with your taxes and with the giveaways. — Marcia
To Enter: You must enter 2 Giveaways: This one here below (the Rafflecopter link) and the one on Coupons.comFill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win! Please follow all of the participating blogger’s blogs (form of follow for each blog is detailed on the entry form below)Leave a relevant comment on the blog: Go to tax deal page and enter their giveaway as well (yes, you have the chance to win 2 giveaways!).

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The Beauty Blogazons are back with a $500 spring giveaway

Blogazons Spring 2014 Giveaway


The Beauty Blogazons, a group of beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers, have connected again to give away $500 of cold hard cash to get you ready for Spring! Will you do a major beauty haul? Pick up the ultimate Spring wardrobe? Maybe pay a few bills? The choice is yours! Please take a little time to visit and thank all the bloggers that chipped in to make this happen:



Beyond Beauty Lounge

Beauty by Miss L


Liesl Loves Pretty Things



Crazy Beautiful Makeup

Polished to Precision



Midnight Manicures


Cosmetic Sanctuary

Polish Insomniac


Makeup, Life and Love

Beauty Info Zone

Beauty and Fashion Tech


Daydreaming Beauty

Prime Beauty

XO, Noelle



The Prize

One winner will receive a Visa Gift Card for $500, or a Paypal payment of $500, the choice is yours. Winner will be contacted within 48 hours via email. This giveaway is for everyone all over the world so feel free to enter and share the love!

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