The Sunday Scoop 8/2/15 is about to help you win some giveaways

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. This is a holiday I can surely appreciate. I can also appreciate all the great giveaways on Beauty Info Zone and other blogs and hope you can too. Just this week alone we’ve got giveaways for 16 winners on the BIZ. Next week we have more giveaways planned. You’ve got to love us just for that!! Now get busy and start entering so you can love us even more. — Marcia


8/4  CITRUS CLEAR –  2 US winners



WINNERS CIRCLE: We have 3 winners for Skinny Whip Body Wash and interestingly enough two of the winners are related. Congratulations to Sean C, Alina C and Christy D. Then there were two winners for Simply Salaiahs and they are Ashley B and Christine M – please be sure to check your mailboxes asap if those are your names. For the rest of you, be sure to enter so your name can be here next week.


8/3  Melany’s Guydlines – complete set of Derma E Purifying Skincare Line

8/3  Vanity Rouge – July’s Pop Sugar box, US

8/3  Never Say Die Beauty –  GloMinerals Highlighter, Tokyo Dark Essence Eau de Parfum, US

8/4  Pawsitive Living – OPI Coca Cola Polish Duo, US and Canada

8/4  Amy and Aron’s Real Life Reviews –  Glow-ology skincare

8/4  Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog –  Gray Away, US

8/4  Mid Life Boulevard – $50 Bed, Bath & Beyond g.c. PLUS 8 beauty prizes, US

8/4  OroGold – 10 winners, 24K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution, international

8/5  Glamorable –  Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer, US

8/5  Fab Fatale –  Zoya Island Fun collection, US and Canada

8/6  Prime Beauty – Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Care Spray Moisturizer, US

8/6  Vine Vera –  Moscato Cream & Cleanser Giveaway, international

8/6  Brigette Ramos – set of Butter London lip crayons

8/6  Ashley Brooke –  Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Care Spray Moisturizer, US

8/6  Romy Raves - 5 winners, Aloxxi Essential 7 Oil Haircare Products, US

8/6  Peek and Ponder – set of Butter London lip crayons

8/7  Mom Does Reviews – Color Changing Nail Polish, 5 winners, US

8/7  Raising Three Savvy Ladies –  Fake Bake Airbrush self-tanner and lip glosses, US

8/7  Perlier – Perlier Shea Butter Almond Set

8/7  Swatch and Learn – 12 nail polishes, international

8/7  Rose Colored Raindrops – 4 Azure Natural Oceans Minerals products

8/7  Refinery 29 –  Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and a custom bicycle

8/8  Kate Somerville – prize package worth $1500 of Kate Somerville350 Skincare and Trina Turk summer accessories

8/8  Total Beauty – Tweezerman Brush set of mini Contour Set

8/8  Powered by Mom – Babyliss Pro-Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron, US and Canada

8/9  Beauty Junkies Unite –  Bliss Ex-glow-sion Moisturizer and Lemon + Sage Body Butter

8/9  TLV Birdie –  Graydon Skincare Collection, US and Canada

8/10  Thoughts and Reviews –  Pearl Pro Hair Remover

My Style Spot – 25 winners of Exuviance Daily Protector SPF 50


8/3  My Style Spot –  Bluetooth speaker and a pair of sunglasses, US

8/5  Tea Party with Alice –  Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera, international

8/6  Miki’s Hope – 3 winners, 4 essential oils each

8/7  Love of Lacquer – a year’s supply of ice cream, US

8/7  LaPrima Royale – Maria’s Style All Natural Gourmet Salsa 3-Pack gift set

8/8  Katherine’s Corner – 2 winners, a set of 5 Clean Water bottles

8/8  Kiipfit – Aurorae Yoga Mat, US

8/10  Your Life After 25 –  Neocell Biotin Bursts and Biotin Infusion

MONEY $$$$

8/2  Pink Heels Pink Truck – $100 Target g.c.

8/3  Tales of a Southern Mom –  $25 Applebees g.c.

8/3  Eat, Drink and Be Mary – $60 Ulta g.c.

8/4  Elite Mama Blog –  $50 g.c. of your choice, US

8/4  Everything Mommyhood –  $250 g.c. of your choice

8/5  One Crazy Mom – $200 Target g.c.

8/6  Kendall Rayburn – $200 Target g.c.

8/6  Venus Trapped in Mars – $75 paypal

8/7  Bloggy Giveaways – $25 Amazon g.c., US

8/7  Mimi & Chichi  – $50 Nordstrom g.c., international

8/8  Fab Fatale –  $50 Nordstrom g.c.

8/9  Powered by Mom – $200 Target g.c. US

8/10  Mom on a Dime – 5 winners, $100 Amazon g.c.

FASHION FINDS – sunglasses, jewelry, purses

Fashion for Lunch –  Marc Jacobs sunglasses, international

8/3  Pink Sole –  Kendra Scott earrings

8/3  Love Playing Dressup  –  designer sunglasses

8/5  Mama to 5 Blessings – $80 g.c. to Soufeel jewelry, US

8&  Mom Does Reviews – Fricaine Rattan Handle purse, US

8/7  Sensible Stylista – $100 to Sterling Forever for your pick of jewelry

8/7  The College Prepster – A Bauble Bar charm necklace plus 5 charms of your choice

8/9  Mom Does Reviews – Hello Kitty Woman’s Watch, US

8/9  Saving Said Simply  –  $50 gc to Soufeel jewelry, US and Canada

8/10  The Feminine Files –  Links of London bracelet and Folli Follie watch, US

8/10  My Style Spot – Fricaine Duchess Shoulder bag


Manuka Secrets full line review and giveaway

Manuka Secrets products

Manuka Secrets products

MANUKA SECRETS has a secret all right and that’s the New Zealand Manuka Honey that is a product they exclusively farm themselves for their spa scented line. “For millennia honey has proven to enhance health and well-being. Manuka Lab™ is rooted on the technology and uniqueness held within New Zealand’s globally renowned Manuka/Tea tree bush and the UMF honey and oils produced from its nectar and leaves.”
Your skin will be moisturized with this powerful ingredient along with the many other ingredients that are liberally used in their lineup of 8 products. In honor of Manuka Secrets bringing their line to and Ulta stores they have sent a set for review and two sets for a giveaway. You’ll want to read about this line and what it can do for you.

Manuka Secrets Honey

Manuka Secrets Honey

Dr. Fernanda Da Silva Tatley is one of the founders and is the company’s molecular medical microbiologist. She chose Manuka Honey since it’s indigenous to New Zealand and provides an antidote for skin’s aging process and aids in moisture replenishment. The line is targets to those above 30 which means it’s great for all of us actually. UMF stands for Unique Manuka Honey Factor.  “SUSTAINABILITY: Dr. Fernanda da Silva Tatley has uniquely crafted Manuka Secrets with sustainably sourced ingredients, ensuring a balance with nature and in harmony with its inhabitants. Manuka Secrets Manuka Honey is gathered from the purest most remote regions of New Zealand where this precious resource is managed and protected for future generations.”

Manuka Secrets Cleanse

Manuka Secrets Cleanse

MANUKA SECRETS CLEANSE – BALANCE & REFRESH MANUKA HONEY UMF 18+ ($19.95) is a good cleanser for makeup removal. It leaves skin feeling refreshed without any tautness. It contains wonderful ingredients like almond oil, aloe vera and cucumber assist to cleanse, refresh and soothe. Shea butter supports a deep moisturising nourishment. Frankincense, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils finish with a silky touch and an alluring spa scent.

Manuka Secrets Exfoliant

Manuka Secrets Exfoliant

MANUKA SECRETS EXFOLIANT UMF 18+ ($24.99) contains 2 sizes of bamboo plus jojoba pearl and white clay to purify and exfoliate your skin. This exfoliant is suitable for all skin types and isn’t too harsh. To stimulate your circulation it’s recommended to use this for 2-3 minutes. Exfoliating with this helps assist with your skin regeneration. Great ingredients include Cacao, Shea butter, Flaxseed, Rice bran and coconut oils support a deep moisturising nourishment. Cucumber assists to soothe and soften.

Manuka Secrets Mask

Manuka Secrets Mask

MANUKA SECRETS MASK UMF 18+ ($24.99) is what’s considered a wet mask. This doesn’t dry down and get crunchy. It stays damp the entire time you have it on your face so it feels much more moisturizing than most masks. This contains high levels of Hyaluronic Acid which are great helpers to hydrate and soften your skin. It also contains white clay which helps lift dry flaking skin and impurities. To moisturize it uses shea butter, almond, rice brand and flaxseed oil. It’s a very comfortable mask to use. It’s recommended to use it for 10 minutes or less.

Manuka Secrets Day Creme

Manuka Secrets Day Creme

MANUKA SECRETS DAY CREAM UMF 18+ ($29.99) is a lightweight moisturizer that has no sticky feeling to it. It doesn’t have sunscreen in it though so you’d need to add that yourself. As with all of the Manuka Secrets products the ingredients are the best. Advanced CoQ10 supports skin’s natural CoQ10 regeneration. High levels of hyaluronic acid assist to hydrate and soften skin. Jojoba, Rosehip seed, almond oil and cacao and Shea butter support a deep moisturising nourishment. Advanced narcissus tazetta bulb, and liquorice assist in soothing dry-irritated skin.

Manuka Secrets Serum

Manuka Secrets Serum

MANUKA SECRETS SERUM UMF 18+ ($49.95) is their most expensive item but a little goes a long way. It’s a thin serum that’s liquidy and contains no silicone. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t interfere with foundation application. The serum is meant to brighten and even your skintone.

Manuka Secrets Night Creme

Manuka Secrets Night Creme

MANUKA SECRETS NIGHT CREAM UMF +18 ($29.99) is also a lightweight moisturizer but seems a little richer than the day creme. I apply it over the serum for that double dose of protection. The ingredients include advanced CoQ10 supporting skins natural CoQ10 regeneration. High levels of advanced narcissus tazetta bulb, algae, aloe vera, and calendula soothe and soften. Hyaluronic acid assists to hydrate and soften tired skin. Jojoba, Rosehip seed, and macadamia oil, cacao and shea butter support a deep moisturising nourishment.

Manuka Secrets Hand Creme and Lip Lustre

Manuka Secrets Hand Creme and Lip Lustre

MANUKA SECRETS HAND CREME ($14.99) contains a rich but light formula. It absorbs quickly without leaving any residue behind. You can use it and continue doing any work you were doing without fear.

MANUKA LIP LUSTRE PACIFIC PARADISE ($9.99) is something they call a Purse Pal since it’s small enough to be on the go with you. It’s a rich feeling lip balm that will moisturize your lips with ease.

all 8 Manuka Secret products

all 8 Manuka Secret products

This total group of products retail for $205 although today it’s on sale for approximately 30% off on Ulta’s website. I’m not sure how long these are on sale so it’s a great time to purchase them now. It’s also a great time to enter our giveaway. Two US readers will win the entire line of Manuka Secrets products, all 8 of these. Manuka Secrets is a spa scented line due to the use of frankincense, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils in each of the products. I find that the fragrance lingers although it becomes less dominant during the day.

Our giveaway will be open through Thursday, 8/13/15 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close early please email your comment to me at and label it SECRETS. This is US only. Entries will be checked so please be careful with what you’ve checked in the Rafflecopter. Good luck!! — Marcia

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The Sunday Scoop is rolling in giveaways

sunday scoop rolling

Be prepared – since it’s the end of the month the giveaways just kept rolling in. So many to report today that you won’t be moving from your computer for a while!  Just a short time left on our Skinny Wash giveaway so get to that first. Then there are a few that end today. I hope you’ve won something lately, that’s my goal. — Marcia


7/27  SKINNY WASH – 3 winners, US

7/31  SIMPLY SAIDAH’S HAPPY HANDS & FEET - 2 winners, US and Canada

8/4  CITRUS CLEAR – 2 winners, US


Winners circle –  Tarina Tarantino has been won by Susan B while Phytomer was won by Olivia S.  Hope you two love your prizes!!


7/26  Vampy Varnish – Too Faced products, several bronzers, Chocolate Bar e/s palette, brush

7/26  Glam Me Up – 3 winners of Butter London lip crayons, 1 with set of 6, 2 will win Teddy Boy

7/27  Mom Does Reviews – organic beauty giveaway with 5 products including hair, mascara, and natural deoderant, US

7/27  The Beauty Bybel – 5 winners of cosmetic prizes

7/27  The FabZilla – Murad Environmental Shield Healthy Skin Regimen set with cleanser, moisturizer, serum and eye cream, US

7/28  Ash n Fashn – Kate Somerville giveaway with 6 KS products

7/28  We Make Beauty – Cosmetic Bag contain Revlon Nail, St. Tropez Everyday Body Lotion, Shiseido Sunscreen, EOS Lip Balm and Living Proof Styling Cream, US

7/28  Thought Couture – BH Cosmetics pack

7/28  Beauty and Fashion Tech –  Tria Age Defying Laser Deluxe Kit, US

7/28  Shop With Me Mama – Bodycology Velvet Plum Fragrance Mist, Moisturizing Body Wash and Body Cream, US

7/29  Olivia and Ivy – BECCA Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Highlighter, US and Canada

7/29  Cosmetic Sanctuary – special shade from Ninja Polish called Streaking Ninja

7/29  Love and Lipgloss – your choice out of 5 beauty products

7/29  Everything About Bella – lots of Korean makeup and skincare items

7/29  Beautiful Makeup Search – Murad Environmental Shield Healthy Skin Regimen Kit, US

7/30  Cosmetopia Digest –  Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer, US

7/30  Musings of a Muse – $500 worth of cosmetic products

7/30  Simply Stine – Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette

7/30  Whiskey Ginger - LashEm 3 in 1 Eye Bright Formula

7/30  Beauty Stat – Maybelline Blushed Nudes e/s palette

7/30  Beauty4Free2U – BTS Organics HD Foundation, international

7/30  Happily Ever Rushed – mani/pedi bucket jamberry, sandals, pedi flip flops and more, US

7/30  Sassy Dove – 3 winners of large packages of haircare and skincare

7/31  Phyrra – 5 winners of Cover FX CC Cream, US and Canada

7/31  Second City Style – Jane Iredale Cosmetics including mascara, eyeshadow and lipgloss, US

7/31  Extra TV –  5 winners, US, illuMask Anti-Acne Mask and Anti-Aging Mask

7/31  Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom – 2 Ninja Polish polishes

7/31  Niki Murphy –  variety of cosmetics (shown in YouTube video), US and Canada

7/31  Storybook Apothecary – $200 g.c. to Aurora Beauty

7/31  Extra TV – 10 winners, Shea Moisture Hair Products

7/31  Burning Moon Products – Pacifica eyeshadow palette, Body Benefits Skin Smoothing Massage, international

7/31  Deco Paradise – 4 winners of a variety of products including cosmetics, nails, jewelry and more, international

7/31  Beauty Geeks - Conair The Ultimate Brush, CANADA only

7/31  Anna In Wonderland – Benefit Beyond Bronze set plus 2 e books, US, UK and Canada

7/31  Parenting in Motion – 4 Azure Naturals products (cleanser, toner, mask, moisturizer)

7/31  The Rebirth of Fashion –  15 item beauty bundle (instagram), US and Canada

7/31  Beauty Blogger Reviews – 2 Lee Stafford Haircare Treatments, international

7/31  Here We Go Again, Ready  – 4 Limited Edition Carmex moisture balms, US

8/1  Tales of a Pale Face –  Colour Pop Cosmetic Bundle

8/1  Painted Ladies –  Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer, US

8/1  Phyrra – Too Faced Love Eyeshadow palette plus 2 Love blushes, US and Canada

8/1  Money Tight Fashions – Lashem 3-in-1 Eye Bright

8/2  Wendy’s Delights – set of 3 Mont Bleu glass nail files plus 2 g.c. prizes, international

8/2  My So Called Balanced Life – set of Derma e Purifying Skincare products, US

8/2  Amy and Aron’s Real Life Reviews – eb5 anti-aging skincare

8/2  My Style Spot – butter London Lip Crayons

8/2  Mixed Bag Ashley – variety of beauty products from Paul Mitchell, Palmers, Bella & Bear, LA Colors, Norvell, US

8/3  Never Say Die Beauty – Glo Minerals Highlighter and Tokyo MilkDark, Excess No. 28 Eau de Parfum, US

8/3  Extra TV – Nude Stix gift bag, 5 winners, US

8/3  BeautyLyMin – Smashbox Contour Trio, international

Mmhmmerica – UD Smoky Naked plus more – information is on you tube video


7/28  Color Me So Crazy – Neocell product, US

7/28  My Beauty Bunny – variety of summer items (hat, flip flops, towel, water bottle) US

7/29  Extra TV – July Pop Sugar Must Have Box

7/29  TLV Birdie – Fig and Moss Spa Kit

7/29  Simply Stacie – handcrafted keychain

7/30  This West Coast Mommy – set of Cariloha Resort Bamboo Sheets, US and Canada

7/30  The Bee Hive Buzz – Essential Oils plus more, US and Canada

7/30  Wolfpack Publishing – 2 winners, Kindle Vovage

7/31  My Silly Little Gang – Fab Fit Fun Summer box

7/31  Love and Lipgloss – your choice out of 5 prizes

7/31  With Our Best –  Hamilton Beach Wave Action Blender, US

7/31  Mummy Knows – Diamond Jackpot Candle, US

7/31  Blushing Reads – iPad Mini, US

8/2  Mom Does Reviews – 2 winners, Bialette Saute Pan, US


7/28  Asha’s Butterfly – $25 Walmart

7/29  Penniless Socialite – $20 Bloomingdale’s GC, US

7/29  The Beauty Closet - there are a variety of giveaways as you stroll down this page (Ulta, Manuka Secrets, Azure Naturals products)

7/30  Heart Beats, Soul Stains – $30 Starbucks g.c.

7/30  Endless Bliss – $75 paypal

7/30  Meagan Says It All – $50 Amazon g.c., international

7/30  Still Blonde After All These Years – $50 Amazon g.c.

7/30  Tales of a Southern Mom –  8 different $100 g.c. (Kohls, Target, Walmart, Forever 21) US and Canada

7/30  Dressing Dallas – $100 Kohls g.c.

7/31  Mom On A Dime – 5 winners, $100 Target g.c.

7/31  Keenly Kristin – $75 paypal

7/31  Mom Does Reviews – $50 Outback restaurant g.c., US

7/31  My Highest Self – $300 Target g.c.

7/31  The Glamazons – IG Loop giveaway for $50 Sears g.c.

7/31  One Savvy Mom – 3 winners, $100 Best Buy g.c.

7/31  Powered by Mom – choice of $45 paypal or gc to Target/Amazon, international

7/31  Jumpin Beans  – $25 g.c. to Target or Walmart

7/31  What Jean Likes –  $150 Visa g.c.

7/31  Powered by Mom – $100 American Express g.c., US

7/31  Mid Twenties Gal – $75 Paypal, US

7/31  Dear Crissy – 2 winners, $500 Amazon g.c. (instagram follows)

8/1  Krazy Kat Freebies – $50 paypal or e g.c. of your choice, international

8/3  April Golightly – $100 AMEX g.c.

Love for Lacquer – $75 g.c. to Krogers


7/27  Blushing Basics –  Ray Ban sunglasses

7/27  The Review Wire – Jackie Handbag by San Antonio Shoemakers in your choice of color, US

7/29  A Little Polish – Firmoo glasses from their blogger collection (includes frames and single vision lenses), international

7/29  Powered by Mom – choice out of 4 Coach purses, US

7/31  Honey Girl World – $100 Jockey g.c.

7/31  Jam Chic on the Cheap – Serendipity Grace Jewelry, pick one piece from their Gypsy Collection, international

7/31  New York Fashion Weekly –  Coach Large Scout Hobo Pebble Leather Cross Shoulder Handbag, US


How would you like to win a BIC Simply Soleil Click? You would, I’m sure of it

BIC Simply Soleil Click

BIC Simply Soleil Click

The very first razor I ever bought was from BIC. I remember sneaking it into the house because my father was very strict about my sister and I shaving our legs. He absolutely forbid it but even though my sister and I were really obedient children, we drew the line on that. We had a “discount” drugstore that we’d spend hours in and BIC was always in our bag when we left. Much later it became a joke between us all when my father would say “I still haven’t told you that you could shave your legs.” even on our wedding days. Having this new BIC SIMPLY SOLEIL CLICK RAZOR in this gorgeous fuchsia shade has brought back great memories along with simply smooth legs!

BIC Simply Soleil

BIC Simply Soleil Click

The BIC Simply Soleil Click is a razor with removable heads but those aren’t sold separately. What you’ll receive is

  • One (1) new, brightly-colored disposable handle and six disposable cartridges in each package (refills not sold separately)
  • Three (3) blades for a flawlessly smooth shave
  • A soothing moisture strip with cocoa butter

    BIC Simply Soleil

    BIC Simply Soleil Click

BIC Simply Soleil

BIC Simply Soleil Click

There are a lot of reasons that I’m enjoying using this razor. It has a pivoting head which makes it ideal for use at my ankles and underarms especially. The moisture strip is 2.5 times larger than the average BIC razor. It was made for women and we all deserve something special made just for us. None of those blue BIC’s in our baths!! And it’s very reasonably priced at $6.99 MSRP.

BIC Simply Soleil Click

BIC Simply Soleil Click

A lot of us are guilty of not changing our razor blades often enough because of the price but with BIC Simply Soleil Click that’s not an issue. And for TEN of you it’s really not going to be an issue since BIC is happily giving 10 Beauty Info Zone US readers a chance to win one for themselves. I don’t know about you, but I love getting packages in the mail.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is for US only and will end on Thursday, August 6th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Use the Rafflecopter to enter. If comments close toward the end of the giveaway then email me at and label it BIC Giveaway and send me your comment, then click and continue. The more options you do, the better your chances. *Prizes will be sent by BIC (who supplied mine).

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Smell good and look good with CITRUS CLEAR facial products – and enter the giveaway

Fresh lemon

I’ve learned a lot by blogging and one of the things I’ve learned is not to be so wary of products that are fragranced. I have my preferences of course but I think we all do. When Citrus Clear offered to send some products our way and included a giveaway I was game for it. Citrus smells are just fine with me. Give me lemon, grapefruit, lime, orange, or tangerine and I’m a happy tester.

Citrus Clear moisturizer, cleanser, tingle mask, acne spot treatment, and pore & blackhead extracting mask

Citrus Clear moisturizer, cleanser, tingle mask, acne spot treatment, and pore & blackhead extracting mask

There are many enticing things I learned about Citrus Clear before I even got to testing the products.

– Our Oregon production facility is powered using 100% renewable wind energy.

– We are an evolving company that will continue to focus on ensuring our products are naturally based, eco-friendly, and, sustainable.

– Our products are the perfect mix of modern science and holistic treatments – organic and chemical free products that work.

– We use the most natural form of extraction, called cold pressed.

– FDA Registered
Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) certified
No Animal Testing
Quality Control Checkpoints
Shelf Life Testing
Antimicrobial Testing
Sustainable Practices & Materials

Citrus Clear Sensitive Wash in Natural Tahitian Lime

Citrus Clear Sensitive Wash in Natural Tahitian Lime

Now onto the products and what they are like. SENSITIVE FACE WASH ($28.99)  in Natural Tahitian Lime: This has been formulated for sensitive skin and is hypoallergenic. It contains amino acids and vitamin C. It has the most luscious and true lime scent to it which makes sense because it’s formulated with only natural and chemical free ingredients. The 8 oz. pump will last for a long time with its gentle lather. This removes excess oil so it’s especially good for those with oily to normal skin.

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit

The Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit makes me want to just open it and smell. It has a slight tartness to its yummy grapefruit fragrance. It isn’t overwhelming at all, I notice the fragrance when I first apply it but it doesn’t linger. The Sensitive Moisturizer (on sale now from $24.99 to $14.99) is very gentle and feels quite comfortable on my skin. It doesn’t have sunscreen but it’s a great base for your spf product. It doesn’t ball up under makeup which is important especially in the summer.  If I had a teen daughter I’d be letting her borrow it for sure.

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

TANGERINE TINGLE FACE SCRUB ($18.99) is probably my favorite of the products. You open it to a jiggly mixture that has this tantalizing tangerine fragrance. The reason it’s called a ‘tingle’ is that it really does tingle when you apply it. It’s the product working to clean out your pores and exfoliate your skin. Using it as a cleanser means you just apply it over damp skin and massage it on to exfoliate then rinse off. Using it as a mask you leave it on for about 2-4 minutes before rinsing. So depending on the amount of time you have, you can decide how to use it.

Tangerine Tingle

Tangerine Tingle

Tangerine Tingle contains glycolic acid to exfoliate and help keep pores clean; it also contains lemon oil which helps brighten your complexion. The website says that your face can get slightly red for a few minutes after, while I didn’t find that I think you should start with it as a wash and make sure you don’t have a reaction before working up to a mask.

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

The PORE & BLACKHEAD EXTRACTING MASK ($24.99) has the opposite texture of the Tangerine Tingle. This is very firm and truly mask like. This mask contains citrus but the natural clay and herbs seem to overtake and the mask smells sweet but not citrusy to me. You can apply it to either dry or damp skin and then leave it on for 4-8 minutes. It dries hard but doesn’t crack on my face. What I like about this is the ability to deep clean my pores. I don’t have breakouts but I think this would be great if you did since it’s such a deep cleansing tool. I like to wash it off with a washcloth and then follow up with the Sensitive Wash.

Citrus Clear Acne Spot Treatment

Citrus Clear Acne Spot Treatment

CITRUS CLEAR GRAPEFRUIT ACNE SPOT TREATMENT ($12.99) is what you can win. This treatment can be used up to 5 times a day if you have a breakout. It contains salicylic acid which helps treat your existing spot but it can also be used to control oily skin and prevent future breakouts. According to Citrus Clear it helps prevent the formation of blackheads. The ingredients are wonderful containing naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C. The size of the tube makes it convenient to carry with you if you need it during the day.

Even after all this information there is more! Citrus Clear is paraben free, doesn’t contain pthalates, petrochemicals, sulfates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance or dyes. They are a cruelty free company and contain no animal by-products. I think you can tell that this line was a lot going for it. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Citrus Clear and Beauty Info Zone are giving away two Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatments. It is open to US and Canada through 8/4/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close please email your comment to and label it Citrus Clear. Then you can continue on with the other options.

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SENSITIVE WASH (TAHITIAN LIME) Ingredients: Organic Citrus Herbals, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, MSM, Lavender Hydrosol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Cocamide MIPA, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Olive Oil, Vitamin C, Tahitian Lime Fragrance, Wildcrafted Willow Bark, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Orange Hydrosol, Citrus Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed, Organic Rosehip Oil, Borage Oil, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Calendula, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Rosemary, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

SENSITIVE MOISTURIZER (PINK GRAPEFRUIT)  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.

TANGERINE TINGLE Ingredients: Organic Citrus Herbals, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Olive Seed, Tangerine Essential Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, MSM, Jojoba Beads, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Vitamin C, Organic Rhubarb, Organic Blueberry, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

PORE & BLACKHEAD EXTRACTING 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.

GRAPEFRUIT ACNE SPOT TREATMENT Ingredients: Organic Herbs, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Green Tea & Lime, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed Extract), Citrus Aurantium (Orange Hydrosol), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime Essential Oil), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Extract), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Extract), Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Salicylic Acid), Colloidal Silver, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Essential Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

The Sunday Scoop is scoping out all the giveaways on 7/19


If they are out there, I want to find them! Giveaways that is. I am searching far and wide and I’d appreciate help from you. If you know of sources that have or share giveaways I’d love to hear about them in the comments. I want Beauty Info Zone to be the place you come to learn about giveaways especially if they are beauty oriented. Here’s what I have for you today. — Marcia






We have two giveaways coming up this week so keep your fingertips ready to enter!


7/19  Cliche Magazine –  $25 Sephora g.c. plus products and the book Forever for a Year, US

Cosmetic Sanctuary – Aqua Beauty Skincare Package

7/20  Girl Loves Gloss – Bite Beauty Lip Gloss in Opal, international

7/20  Lauren Conrad – a package of 15 beauty products

7/21  Fab Fatale –  OPI Soft Shades Collection, US and Canada

7/21  BeautyGeeks –  Guerlain Bronzer, US and Canada

7/21  Bon Bon –  James Read Express Hydrating Self Tan Mask set

7/23  Sweetly Surreal Life  –  Neocell Beauty Burst Chews and 1 month’s supply of Beauty Infusion, US

7/23  Style Sprinter – 2 winners, eb5 Facial Treatment or eb5 Eye Treatment, US

7/23  Female Blogger RT –  Superior Skincare, 3 winners, US and Canada

7/23  Notebook of Claire – variety of cosmetics, international

7/23  Of Life and Lacquer – OPI Nail Envy in Bubble Bath

7/24  Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom – 2 Different Dimensions nail polishes, international

7/24  A La Jode –  John Freida haircare set of products

7/24  Tarte Cosmetics – $250 tarte g,c. plus a lot of summer prizes

7/24  Here & Now –  Murad Environmental Shield Repair skincare kit

7/24  Healthy Beauty –  Mani/Pedi set with SinfulColors polishes and more, US

7/25  Simply Stacie – Scent Trunk, US and Canada

7/25 Budget Earth –  Melody Derm’s Immedia-Tox Cream and an Infinity Bracelet

7/25  Tales from a Southern Mom – $100 Sephora g.c.

7/25  Beauty Tidbits –  Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer, US

7/25  Beauty4Free2U –  Eddie Funkhouser cosmetics, US

7/26  Blushing Noir –  7 butter LONDON lip crayons

7/26  My Great Finds –  3 winners La Deessa Skin Care Product Prize Pack, US

7/26  Posh on a Budget-  $100 Sephora g.c.

7/27  Never Say Die Beauty – 7 butter London lip crayons, US

7/27  Color Me So Crazy – full size Lather Lemongrass Body Cream


7/23  Lindt Chocolate – Chocolate Bars from the Exotic Fruit collection

7/23  Mom Does Reviews – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer, US and Canada

7/23  Mom Does Reviews –  Nesco Dehydrator, US

7/25  Kelly’s Lucky You – Selfie Stick, US

7/25  My Subscription Addiction –  Rachel Zoe Summer 2015 style box

7/25  Whatever is Lovely – Macbook Air and a Kate Spade bag, international


7/19  Prime Beauty –  $50 Visa g.c.

7/20  Beloved Atmosphere – $15 Starbucks g.c.

7/20  Mama Smith –  $25 Amazon g.c.

7/21  Giveaway Promote – $100 cash, international

7/22  Peanut Butter and Whine – $50 gift card or paypal, international

7/22  Kelly’s Lucky You – $50 paypal or Amazon g.c., international

7/24  Manicured & Marvelous – 2 prizes, $200 paypal, $40 paypal, international

7/26  Snag Free Samples –  $100 Amazon g.c., US and Canada

7/27  Life of a Southern Mom – $100 Amazon g.c., US and Canada


7/20  Project Motherhood –  Cindy + Johnny Juno Dress

7/20  Inspired by This –  Summer Picks of jewelry, fashion

7/21  Jasmin Daily – your choice of DKNY sunglasses, international

7/21  Laura Lily – $150 g.c. to Bling Jewelry

7/24  My Highest Self – 2 winners of a Warners Bra and Pantie set

7/24  Her Bearings – $175 to Kate Spade

7/24  Sweet Catastrophe – $175 to Kate Spade

I’ll see you again next Sunday with a ton of giveaways since I’ve found many that end on 7/30 and 7/31. In the meantime, keep reading Beauty Info Zone and keep entering.

Treat your feet with Simply Saidah’s – review and giveaway

simply saidah logoIt’s hard to know about all the amazing brands that are available now that we can buy anything we want online. One of the brands you should know about is SIMPLY SAIDAH’S NATURAL SKIN CARE. I was sent their original product, Happy Hands & Feet Moisturizer, to try out and I have to tell you I have some happy hands and feet. Especially feet.

Sadiah, the owner, created this to help her daughter Lisa with her skin since as a gymnast she was having problems with rough and tough hands and feet. She used natural ingredients like unrefined shea butter along with essential oils and moisturizers until she had something that changed Lisa’s skin. Once she developed that, everyone wanted to try it, and now she has chosen to share this with us.

Simply Saidah's Happy Hands & Feet Moisturizer

Simply Saidah’s Happy Hands & Feet Moisturizer

Look at this simple list of ingredients – Ingredients: Natural Unrefined Raw Shea Butter, Organic Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Essential oil, Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil and Castor oil. There is nothing to be afraid of with this. It’s good for everyone in your family including people with diabetes who need to be especially careful with how they take care of their feet.

Simp[ly Saidah's

Simply Saidah’s

This very rich cream is what I’ve been using mostly on my feet. I like to keep it on my nightstand, warm a small amount on my palms and rub it in letting my dry skin soak up all the goodness inside. What’s left is for my hands with sometimes a little extra. Happy Hands & Feet Moisturizer ($12.95) is available in 4 fragrances plus unscented: Orange (my favorite), Lavender, Pettigrain, and Sweet Lavender.

Happy Hands & Feet Moisturizer by Simply Sadiahs

Happy Hands & Feet Moisturizer by Simply Sadiahs

I love the richness of this moisturizer and feel it’s made a great difference in how my feet look and feel. It is sandal season after all.  — Marcia

About Simply Saidah’s: We only use Grade A 100% Natural Raw Unrefined Shea Butter in our skin products because it is the purest form of Shea Butter. It has the highest concentration of Vitamins A & E and has the best healing and beautifying effects on the skin. It also enables skin to absorb moisture from the air which helps skin to become softer and moisturized for long periods of time. Natural Unrefined Raw Shea Butter has been known to help with skin issues such as extreme dryness, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks, scars and scrapes. We also purchase Fair Trade Shea Butter which means that the people who are producing the Shea Butter are being paid reasonable wages to sustain themselves and their families.

All jars used by Simply Saidah’s Natural Skin Care are recyclable, so please recycle or simply reuse.  Simply Saidah’s Natural Skin Care products are free of Glycerin, Petroleum, Perfumes, Dyes, Mineral oil, Parabens and animal testing.

SIMPLY SADIAH’S NATURAL SKIN CARE was kind enough to send enough for two people to win products. The first winner chosen by Rafflecopter will receive a set with two 1 oz jars that contains Unscented and Orange. The second chosen will receive two smaller jars in Pettigrain and Lavender. This giveaway is open for US and Canada through 7/31/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments close toward the end just email me at and label it Simply Sadiah with your comment.

Simply Saidahs first prize

Simply Saidahs first prize

Simply Saidahs second place prize

Simply Saidahs second place prize

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*products sent for editorial consideration and giveaway