Which giveaways do you want to win? The Sunday Scoop for 10/16 through 10/24


Pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, falling leaves, pumpkin spice all add up to October. The kids are getting excited for their own weekend of fun and we’re just there to facilitate it. I hope your October is a winning one that you’re enjoying.



10/19  MINI BEAUTY GIVEAWAY  –  1 winner, WW

10/24  T’ZIKAL HAND LOTION/BALM  –  2 winners, US/Canada

Winner’s circle:  4 winners for IT Cosmetics Under Eye Illumination Concealer are Liz, Brenda, Jamie and Laura. Ashley P won the box of goodies from subscription boxes. Are you next on our list?


?  BioEffect – giving away 10,000 deluxe samples of its EGF Serum beginning at midnight on October 15th, consumers can sign up for a free sample, valued at $50.

10/16  Dave Lackie  –   Giorgio Armani Si Intense Eau de Parfum

We Make Beauty  –  $100 g.c. to their shop

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Dani Pro nail polishes, US

10/17  Norah Loves Makeup  –  8 winners, Laneige skincare, US

10/18  Five Two Beauty  –  10 favorite ELF products, US

10/19  Powered by Mom  –  Naturelle prize pack of five piece Luxe Majestic Oil hair care set. US

10/19  Hanai Marie Lei  –  $30 Sephora g.c., WW

10/19  My WAHM Plan  –  Avon Comforting Fig 4 pc. bath & body collection, US

10/19  Beautiful Touches  –  Natura Culina Chamomile Facial Set, US

10/20  at 6 pm ET  –  Erika The Icy One  –  UD UrbanDecayCosmetics UD XX Vault and a $200 giftcard to Sephora

10/20  Beauty Isles  –  Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Palette, WW

10/20  PopSugar  –  win the Neiman Marcus LE box and a year’s worth of Special Edition boxes, US

10/20  Shop With Me Mama  –  LipSense lipstick and gloss, US

10/21  Prime Beauty  –  RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Eye Cream

10/21  Bijou Candles  –  Enter to win a Bijou Luxury Candle Gift Package featuring all Bijou fragrances. One winner will receive a curated selection of all Bijou luxury candles from the Boudoir, Fête des Fleurs and Botanique collections. US

10/22 Fashionista Budget – Sephora Collection’s Ombre Obsession Eyeshadow Palette

10/23  My Beauty Bunny  –  DermOrganic Sulfate Free Shampoo, Color Care Conditioner and 8-Way Thermal Spray, US

10/24  Beauty4Free2U  –  Ulta makeup Eyeshadow & Face Compact, Plush Drama Volume Mascara, Matte Lipstick in Mulberry, Dual Ended Lip Liner in My Berry & Flesh,  Dual Ended Eye Liner in Blackout & Cobalt, Mineral Lip Gloss in Sheer Opal, Mineral Setting Powder, Nail Lacquer in Aubergine Queen, Brow Gel, Travel Eyeshadow Brush, Travel Blush Brush, Pencil Sharpener, Makeup Bag, $5 Ulta Coupon WW


10/17  Life with Kathy  –  Hallmark 16 oz. “Celebrate Fall” Jar Candle Giveaway, US

10/18  Sunset Desires  –  opal moon necklace from iadornu_jewelry, WW

5/18  Brooke Stanton  –  Enter for a chance to win a brand new Kindle eReader. Two runners up will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Bonus: Every entrant will receive a free ebook copy of the Bestselling and Award-Winning romantic comedy “The Misadventures of Catie Bloom”. US/CAN

10/19  Lil Bits of Chic  –  $250 g.c. to Cabi clothes

10/19  Fashionlush  –  Mejuri’s Evil Eye ring in 14k solid gold and the Spikes necklace in gold vermeil.

10/19  Your Healthy Year  –  Peachskin set of sheets (your choice of size and color), US

10/19  A Modern Day Fairy Tale  –  Carpet One Pink Ribbon Rug mat, US

10/19  Celebrate Women Today  –  Isabelle Grace Jewelry Pink Pearl Necklace, US

10/19  This N That with Olivia  –  Trades of Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets, US

10/19  My Sparkling Life  –  Glamulet Limited Edition Pink Charm Breast Cancer Necklace, US

10/19  Coupon Mamacita  –  LuLaRoe item, US

10/19  Finding Sanity  –  C C Beanie in (Random Color) from The Paisley Hanger Boutique, WW

10/19  Susan Heim  –  Karen Neuburger pajamas, US

10/19  Scandalicious Candle Melt  –

Candle Warmer Set, US

10/19  Mixed Reviews  –  Illumina Bowl, US

10/19  Luv Saving Money  –  LuLaRoe leggings, US

10/21 Love N Lavish  –  crystal cage necklace which comes with the 3 stones

10/21  Burning Moon   –  set of children’s lip balms, WW

10/22  Poppy Sweeps  –  Amazon echo dot 2nd generation

10/23  Pawsitive Living  –  Hamilton Beach Breadmaker, Canada


10/17  at 7 p.m. ET  –  Lipgloss and Crayons, $50 Stitch Fix gc

10/18  A Helicopter Mom  –  $50 paypal or Visa g.c., WW

10/19 giftcards and money  ||  Budget Earth, $25 Starbucks, US  ||  Here We Go Again, $25 paypal, US  ||  Imperfect Women, $25 Target or paypal, WW  ||  An Open Suitcase, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Queen Thrifty, $25 Home Depot, US  ||  Cha Ching Queen,  $25 Amazon, US  ||  Kindle and Me,  $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Still Blonde, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, US  || Coupon WAHM, $50 Restaurant.com, US  ||  Silver Dagger,  $40 Amazon  ||  Weidknecht, $25 Barnes & Noble, US  ||  Susie’s Reviews, $20 paypal, US  ||  Aging Like a Fine Wine, $25 Amazon plus 5 children’s books, US  ||  Comeback Mama, $25 Amazon, US/Canada  ||  Optimistic Mommy,  $20 Amazon, US  ||  Drop The Spotlight, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Finding Sanity, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Mom the Magnificent, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $25 paypal  ||

10/20  Working Mom  –  Win a copy of Journey Out of Fat, Dumb and Ugly and/or a $50 Amazon gift card, US

10/20  Practical Frugality  –  $300 Amazon g.c., WW

10/21  Geniabeme  –  $300 Amazon g.c., WW

10/23  Prime Beauty  –  $100 Visa GC, US

10/23  The Fairy Tale Traveler  –   $100 Visa g.c., US

10/24  Homemade Hooplah  –  $100 cash US/CAN

T’zikal Beauty Hand Lotion and Hand Balm – which do you want to win in this giveaway?

tzikal logo

If this logo and brand sound familiar it’s because Beauty Info Zone has reviewed a line of haircare from T’zikal Beauty.

T’zikal developed their products using their main ingredient, Ojon oil, from Hondurus. After learning about ancient beauty rituals from Central America they found that what they most admired was their beautiful hair. They used natural, simple and high quality ingredients to develop their hair care. What attracted us to T’zikal     is that they don’t do animal testing, are free of parabens, artificial colors, fragrances and days.

The name T’zikal (pronounced Tee-Zee-Cal) means sanctified or blessed in the Mayan language. Their remarkable main ingredient, Ojon Oil, comes from the Palm Nut Tree which produces up to 8,000 nuts per tree, yet once refined those 8,000 nuts create just 3 cups of pure oil. Just a small amount of Ojon Oil seals the hair cuticle for optimal radiance and extraordinary shine.

Now let’s learn about another group of products that T’zikal sent us for review and for a giveaway.tzikal-hand-giveaway

T’zikal Beauty uses their main ingredient, Ojon Oil, in their Moisture Protect Hand Balm and Hand Lotion. That’s what makes these two so moisturizing and why you are going to want to use these yourself.

T'zikal Moisture Protect Hand Lotion

T’zikal Moisture Protect Hand Lotion

T’ZIKAL MOISTURE PROTECT HAND LOTION ($20, 2.5 fl oz) is a lightweight lotion that absorbs quickly but adds moisture instantly. The number of healthy oils used in this lotion are extraordinary yet you won’t notice an oily feeling on your hands. I find it easy to go about my business instantly after applying. This is the product you want for a great everyday hand cream.

T'zikal Hand cream ingredients

T’zikal Hand cream ingredients

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Elaeis Oleifera Kernel Oil, Stearic Acid,  Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Isoamyl Laurate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hibiscus Sabdari?a Flower Extract, Ribes Grossularia Fruit Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot Oil), Apium Graveolens (Celery Seed Oil), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood), Lavandula Hydrida Grosso (Lavandin Grosso) Herb Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Citrus Sinesis (Orange), Citrus Aurantium (Petigrain Oil) Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang)

T’ZIKAL INTENSE MOISTURE HAND BALM ($20, 2.5 oz) is the big sister of the Hand Lotion. The two of these look exactly the same and feel almost the same when you squeeze some out. But there’s a difference. This hand balm is meant for people who need extra moisture for hands that are more stressed. In the warmer weather I find that the Hand Lotion gives me the protection I need but come winter I’ll be switching to the Hand Balm.

T'zikal Beauty Intense Moisture Hand Balm

T’zikal Beauty Intense Moisture Hand Balm

The Intense Moisture Hand Balm is a richer cream that is great for dry and/or chapped skin.

Let me remind you about two things: 1) There is a slight herbal fragrance to these that lasts for a short while. 2) Even though these are called “hand” they can be used on feet too. Or knees, or elbows, or anywhere on your body you feel you need extra moisture. Is this a category that you need help with? I know I do.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Our T’zikal Hand Lotion/Balm giveaway is open to US and Canadian subscribers through Monday, 10/24/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Two musts: be an email subscriber and comment. Without those two if your name is chosen you’ll be eliminated. Once you’ve done those you have more options in the Rafflecopter to help you win. If comments close please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com to make your comment so you can continue. Winters coming and you’ll want to be prepared so enter now.

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*products sent for editorial consideration as well as for the giveaway

The Sunday Scoop giveaway news continues – 10/9 to 10/17


I hope October is cooperating with you both weather wise and giveaway wise. I am always searching for giveaways to share and I hope it helps you out. Have fun entering all of these and lots of luck.  —  Marcia


10/10  SUBSCRIPTION BOX GOODIES  –  1 winner, US




10/19  MINI BEAUTY GIVEAWAY  –  1 winner, WW

Winner’s circle: 2 giveaways ended over the past week. Our Chapstick winners are KV H., Kim C, Christy B, Gabriel L, and Cynthia R.  Winning the Citrus Clear products is Kathleen S. Congrats to all.


10/11  Carly Suzanne  –  Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette, WW

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Taitu’s Botanicals lavender body care duo, US

Beauty Undercover–  30 winners, Spornette hair brush, US

10/12  Daydreaming Beauty  –  Bye Bye Pores Primer, Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream, Anti-Aging Armour, and Bye Bye Lines Serum, along with your choice of shade from the Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination range, US

10/12  Skinny Detox  –  $500 Kylie J makeup g.c., WW

10/12  Extra TV  –  5 winners, gift bag of self tanning products from Bondi Sands, US

10/12  Smashbox  –  lipstick giveaway, enter every day through 10/12

10/13  Burning Moon  –  6 nail polishes plus, WW

10/14  Beauty Geeks  –  5 winners, L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay and Extraordinary Clay collections for face and hair, Canada only

10/14  Hashtag Fab Life  –  Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip Kit

10/14  Ginae Says  –  Dr.’s Remedy Fuchsia Focus nail polish

10/14  She Finds  –  grand prize Tria Beauty Hair Removal, 49 others will receive a Tria moisturizer, US

10/15  Fashionista Budget  –  Sephora Collection Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Palette, US

10/15  Powered by Mom  –  Nudu Luxury Eye Cream and Konjac Sponge, US

10/16  Prime Beauty  –  $100 worth of AmLactin, US

10/16  My Beauty Bunny  –  Kat Von D Project Chimps Liquid Lipstick, US

10/16  ConservaMom  –  Lysine Lip Care Set, US

10/16  Dorky Deals  –  8 winners, Laniege skincare sets, US

10/16  The sTORIbook  –  3 winners, $175 Sephora g.c., US

10/16  Temptalia  –  big Kat Von D giveaway, US

10/17  Deals Among Us  –  assortment of lips balms including Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Banana Lip Balm, Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Vanilla Honey Lip Balm, Eco Lips One World Repair Nourishing Lip Balm and Eco Lips Lip Scrub Vanilla Sugar. US

10/17  Betzy’s Makeup  –  8 winners of Laneige skincare, US

Stowaway  –  $1200 giveaway for 4 companies (Stowaway Cosmetics, Maggie London, Lulu Frost jewelry, Odeme collection)


10/11  Giveaways4Mom  –  Hallmark Stir in Extra Love Tea Towels, Set of 2 and their Gold Berry Ruffled Pot Holder/Oven Mitt Set. US

10/12  Lipgloss and Crayons  –  HP Sprocket Printer, US

10/12  JacFruits  –  HUM Nutrition 30-Day Supply of Supplements for you AND a friend! US

10/13  Budget Earth  –  Crafters & Co. Candle & Warmer, Wax Melt Cubes, US

10/14  Dorky Deals  –  FabFitFun Fall Subscription box, US

10/14  Improve Your Mental Health  –  Five Winners for a set of 5ml Essential Oils: Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint. US

10/15  Dorky Deals  –  Smiling Purple Blue Cubic Swarovski Necklace Giveaway, US

10/16  Still Blonde  –  $50 worth of Frey Halloween Candy, this links to 24 separate giveaways all with the same prize, US

10/16  Laura Lily  –  SICKLY Gidget sunglasses, US

10/17  On Mogul  –  $500 cash plus $800 of Bow & Drape merchandise, $500 Butter London products, $325 Dagne & Dover


10/11  Thou Swell  –  $100 g.c. to At Home, US

10/11  Sippy Cup Mom  –  $25 Visa g.c. and copy of Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children, US

10/12  Remaking June  –  $50 Visa gc and Miss Peregrine’s book, US

10/12  Remaking June  –  $50 Visa g.c. and a copy of the book The Protector, US

10/13 Thoughts and Reviews  –  $100 Walmart g.c., US

10/13  Surf and Sunshine  –  $200 Amazon g.c.

10/13  Barbie’s Beauty Bits  – 3 winners, two for $500 paypal and one for $250 paypal, WW

10/13  Up Run For Life  –  $50 g.c. of choice or paypal, WW

10/13  Gift For All Seasons  –  $200 Nordstrom g.c., WW

10/14 giveaways:  Still Blonde,$25 Amazon, US ||  Coupon Savvy Sarah, $25 Applebees, US  ||  This Roller Coaster, $25 gc to Chili’s and affiliated restaurants, US  ||  Rockin Mama, $50 Outback g.c., US  ||

10/15  giveaways:  Kelly’s Thoughts, $50 Lowe’s g.c., US  ||  Utterly Amazing , $25 Starbucks, US  ||  GayNYDad,  $50 Visa and copy of Miss Peregrine’s book, US

10/15  Here We Go Again  –  $250 Amazon g.c. or paypal, WW

10/16  Powered by Mom  –  $50 g.c. to your choice of Target, Subway, Home Depot, or paypal cash, WW

10/16  Crafty Life  –  $65 Paypal or Amazon g.c., WW

10/17  Mom On A Dime  –  $150 Target g.c., US

10/17  Taking Time for Mommy  –  $25 Amazon g.c., WW


Mini giveaway – this time it’s beauty

Time for another Mini Giveaway! You never know when I’ll get antsy and need to do one. I’m a little reluctant to give away these two items because they seem so pretty but I love to share.mini giveaway 2

If you are the winner you’ll receive a (PLA) BEAUTY Pink Ribbon blush and JOUER Eye Definer Pencil in MURE.

(PLA) BEAUTY PINK RIBBON is a matte blush that appears darker than the picture on their website. It’s a cool pink that looks like beautiful.

(Pla Beauty) blush in Pink Ribbon

(Pla Beauty) blush in Pink Ribbon

JOEUR MURE EYE DEFINER hasn’t been swatched but I can tell you that it looks incredible. It appears to be a silvery taupe. It comes with its own sharpener so you’ll be all set for a beautiful eye.

Jouer eyeliner pencil in MURE

Jouer eyeliner pencil in MURE

GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS:  This is open worldwide unless prohibited by law. In order to enter you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone by email and leave the email you subscribe with in the Rafflecopter. You also must comment on the post as directed in the Rafflecopter. Any other entries are extras to give you more chances to win. This ends on 10/19/16 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close early then email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it MINI. That will count and you can continue on. Good luck!  — Marcia
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Products were purchased by me.

Giveaway time for The Sunday Scoop: October 2nd thru 10th


It’s hard to believe that October is here. I felt like September flew by and I’m unprepared to face October’s weather. This week has been an amazing one for Beauty Info Zone’s readers. Four of our giveaways popped up this week. I just hope we can keep them coming. Be sure to enter them all, even the one I didn’t title a giveaway so many might not have noticed. Happy October and L’Shana Tova to all who celebrate.


10/3  CHAPSTICK LIP BUTTERS  –  5 winners, WW

10/5  CITRUS CLEAR SKINCARE  –  1 winner, US

10/10  SUBSCRIPTION BOX GOODIES  –  1 winner, US




Winner’s Circle:  Three winners for Enchanted Apothecary Soaps: Suzanne E, Angela S, and Rust Hawk.


10/2  The Feminine Files  –  Pur Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Powder in Light and Chisel Brush, US

10/2  XO Noelle  –  Elta MD skincare and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Starter Set, US

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Endurance Color Booster from Norvell, US

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Taitu Lavender Body Wash, US

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

10/4  Beauty and Curves  –  Canada only, $200 g.c. to DermaMD Canada skincare

10/5  ExtraTV  –  5 winners, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Collection, US

10/6  Angie’s Angle  –  3 winners, Jamberry Nail Sets, US

10/6  Burning Moon  –  Pacifica Beauty power of love eye shadow palette, a pair of hypoallergenic earrings, a eye shadow by Sweet Libertine called Fiasco and a black eyeliner by Rimmel London.

10/6  My Rays of Sunshine  –  Smile Brilliant package, US

10/6  Aninha Carolina  –  Glambox, WW

10/7  Dorky Deals  –  $100 Ulta GC, WW

10/8  Prime Beauty  –  Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair and Ultra Sheer Prize Packs for 30 winners, US

10/8  Poppy Sweeps  –  Amopé Pedi Perfect Luxury Pedicure Gift Set, US

10/8  Fashionista Budget  –  Sephora Collection’s My Beauty Notebooks, WW

10/9  My Style Spot  –  3 winners, Nudu Natural Beauty Skincare Set and Konjac sponge, US

10/9  My 3 Little Kittens  –  Canada only, KISS nail care package

10/10  Dorky Deals  –  PRI Ageless skincare prize pack, US

10/10  To The Motherhood  –  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel, Gel-Cream for Extra-Dry Skin, Water Gel with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15, and Gel-Cream Eye. US

10/10  Carly Susanne  –  Urban Decay Naked 2 palette

10/10  Giveaway Guy  –  $8 Amazon gift card & CLN&DRTY Anti-Aging Cream, US

10/10  Giveaway Guy  –  Ancient Bath and Body Antiaging Cream, US

10/10  Skinny Detox  –  $500 Kylie J Cosmetics g.c.

Harvey Prince  –  big giveaway with gift cards from Chella, Pur-lisse, Harvey Prince and more.


10/5  Life and Style Magazine  –  MTV VMA Gift Bag, US

10/5  The Daily Savant  –  22 Stars necklace and bracelet, US

10/6  The College Prepster  –  Amanda Catherine Designs: two prints of her choice, her popular market tote, a set of pencils, and a set of pens, US

10/6  Aging Like a Fine Wine  –  2 purses and 3 coordinating scarves, US

10/6  Dorky Deals  –  Pink Ribbon Mat, US

10/6  LuLaRoe giveaways ||  Spit Up is the New Black, LuLaRoe leggings, US || A Modern Fairytale,  $40 LuLaRoe cash, US  ||  Mama Baby Cupcakes, $50 LuLaRoe g.c., US  || Leetle House in Kentucky, $30 g.c, US  ||  Nanny to Mommy, leggings of your choice, US  ||

10/6  The Homespun Chics  –  rainy day package with raincoat, handbag, mascara, hair ties, US

10/8  Coloring Club  –  complete set of Prismatic Colored Pencils

10/8  L’il Blog  –  10 winners, 40 ct. box of Smooth Caffeinator coffee, from Java Factory, US

10/8  MassHole Mommy  –  Patron (tequila) shot glass set from Re-Wine It, US

10/8  Welden Bags  –  2 designer handbags, WW

10/9  Mama Smith’s  –  TeeBlox subscription box, US

10/9  My So Called Chaos  –  Keurig Prize Pack or $150 paypal, WW

10/10  Giveaway Promote  –  Amazon Fire HD, WW

10/10  Susie Reviews  –  Candy Club Box, US


10/2  The Beauty Look Book  –  5 winners, $100 Nordstrom g.c.

10/2  Give Oh Giveaway  –  $50 Amazon g.c., US/CAN

10/3  Mom Does Reviews  –  $50 AmEx g.c., US

10/4  Living the Gourmet  –  $75 Visa g.c., US

10/4  Mom It Forward  –  $250 cash

10/5  L’il Blog  –  $50 AmEx g.c. plus some books, US

10/5  Good Books, Good Wine  –  $25 Fandango g.c., US

10/5  Mommy On The Money  –  $100 Amazon gc, WW

10/6  My Highest Self  –  5 winners of $500 Ticketmaster Gift Cards, US

10/6  French Gardenhouse  –  $250 Amazon g.c., WW

10/6  Lindsey Blogs  –  5 winners, $100 Walgreens, US

10/6  Lipgloss and Crayons  –  $100 paypal

10/6  Water Wipes  –  $100 Walgreens, US

10/6 gift cards and paypal ||  Still Blonde, $25 Paypal, US  ||  Ice Fairy Treasures, $30 Target, US  ||  Heartbeats Soulstains, 2 winners, $25 Target, WW  ||  Budget Earth, $25 Target, WW  ||  Still Blonde (another one), $25 Paypal, US  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, US  || L’il Blog, $50 American Express, US  ||

10/8  The Mommyhood Chronicles  –  $25 Marshall’s g.c., US

10/8  Queen of Reviews  –  $50 Outback gc (and affiliate restaurants), US

10/9  Simply Clarke  –  $75 Visa GC and a box of Post cereal, US

10/9  Kelly’s Thoughts  –  2 winners, $100 g.c. to East Dane (I’m not sure if this can be used at Shopbop but it’s possible), US

10/9  Making Time for Fitness  –  $50 Visa g.c., US

Pro hair care with Design Essentials – and a giveaway, too!

Who doesn’t love a trip to Sally Beauty Supply? It feels like such an ‘insider’ place – where the pros go to get the best products at fantastic prices. One of our favorite brands found at Sally Beauty Supply is Design Essentials, a professional hair care line with a focus on natural hair care that fits each person’s unique needs. Today we have Lisa and Marcia’s impressions, along with a giveaway your hair is telling you to enter!!                                            samples

Design Essential Almond and Avocado Hair Care



My color treated, fine hair can’t take sulfates anymore. They are just too drying and leave my ends straggly and crying for moisture. This is a great shampoo and conditioner duo that does everything my hair could want:

  • Removes oil and dirt buildup without stripping the hair
  • Saves up to 30 minutes of detangling time
  • Cleanses hair while restoring moisture
  • Improves hair manageability
  • Great for all hair types

Design Essentials Almond and Avocado ShampooDesign Essentials Almond and Avocado Conditioner
The Design Essentials Natural Almond and Avocado Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner are super hydrating thanks to the almond, avocado and botanicals. They work wonders on my fine, easily tangled hair, and will work on coarse, thick, curly hair as well. These products are very gentle and are safe for every day use, even if hair is color-treated. I love the soft, sweet scent and actually wish it stuck around longer…but my hair smells fresh and clean after I use them and it has lots of bounce and volume even without styling products.

Design Essentials Almond and Avocado Leave in Conditioner


I love this leave in conditioner even more than the shampoo and regular conditioner. It does what any self-respecting leave in conditioner should do:

  • Eases detangling process for improved manageability
  • Avocado delivers intense moisture and hydration
  • Provides a luminous shine
Design Essentials Almond and Avocado Leave In Conditioner

Design Essentials Almond and Avocado Leave In Conditioner

It’s rather thick, almost like a regular conditioner that you rinse out. But don’t wash out this lovely hydrating dish – leave it in and comb it through for the softest, silkiest hair possible. Those of you with unruly curls will be thrilled at how it beats frizz and gives curls great definition. The Leave In Conditioner doesn’t weigh down my fine hair, but it gives amazing moisture and leaves my hair looking and feeling so healthy and shiny.  This is a real winner!




I’m using the same products as Lisa but there’s a big difference. I have straight hair with a little bit of natural wave to it – just enough to make my hair look like I don’t know what to do with it. I like it straight and normally use products that serve that purpose. But I’m loving this Design Essentials line. I knew I’d like the fragrance of it, but I was sure that the products were all wrong for my hair.

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Shampoo and Condtioner

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Shampoo and Conditioner

So why do I like this so much? Well it smells amazing. I can’t say I smell either almond or avocado but whatever makes up the fragrance makes me happy. Number two reason is that I love how clean and soft my hair is using these products. Number three reason and the most important is that my hair looks fabulous when I use it. It has more body than I’ve seen before on my head. This is a revelation to me.

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner

The Detangling Leave-In Conditioner is thinner than most I use so I have to use a lot more than I’d normally choose to. As long as I comb through my towel dried hair with a wide tooth comb though it works perfectly. My Wet Brush isn’t the right tool for my hair and this leave-in. If I could change anything about this trio of products it would be that the leave-in were just a little thicker and that the words SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER stood out a little more so I could be assured of picking up the right one first. That’s just quibbling though since the way my hair looks and feels is so great that I’ll never complain.

Design Essentials contain no Parabens, no Paraffin, no Petrolatum, and no Mineral Oil. What it does contain is the reason we like this so much: Almond, Avocado, Shea Butter and Coconut Milk to nourish and replenish hair moisture. Be sure you take a trip to Sally Beauty in person or online to satisfy your hair needs.

Do your hair a big favor and enter our giveaway for a set of the Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner and Shampoo and Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Leave-In Conditioner!  This is a US only giveaway that ends 10/18/16 at 11:59 pm EST.  As always, if the Rafflecopter goes wonky and won’t let you leave a comment just email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com. Put Design Essentials as the title and write your comment in the email – we will count it as an entry for you no problem.  Enter today for a great hair day!

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


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

The top ten cities/metro areas include:


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


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

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

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Eye Cream

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

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

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

RoC® Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

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

 RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum with Coordinates bracelet

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum with Coordinates bracelet

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

Coordinates Sky Bracelet

Coordinates Sky Bracelet

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa's)

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa’s)

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa's)

Coordinates Sky Bracelet (Lisa’s)

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

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

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*products sent by RoC® as part of their Ambassador Program  #RoCskincare