How would you like to win a 1″ INSTA-CURL EZ STYLER in this Hot Tools Giveaway?

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I’m always excited to have a new giveaway for our Beauty Info Zone readers so when I was asked if I wanted to do one for this Hot Tools 1″ Insta-Curl EZ Styler I of course agreed. Once I started reading about it I was more eager to do this. And then something wonderful happened – I was told that 10 US BIZ readers will win one. Now I’m thrilled and I hope 10 of you will be also.

Hot Tools is sold at Ulta and at major beauty supply stores throughout the states. While I don’t have this particular curling iron I’ve certainly used Hot Tools products with success.

Let’s learn about what you can win:

Professional Features

Pulse Technology®
– Variable heat settings
– High speed heat up Maintains constant, even heat, from low to extra-hot, while you style.
– Creates long-lasting hold
Perfect heat for beautiful, cascading curls
Smooth surface for frizz-free styling
LED Heat indicator lights
High, Medium, Low temperature heat settings (LED indicator lights – High, medium, and low heat settings up to 430°F)

Separate On / Off switch
Cool tips
8-ft. professional swivel cord
One-year warranty

I’ve found prices from $42.99 to $54.99 for this particular model.

Are you going to be one of 10 winners? With holiday gatherings and gift giving right around the corner I’m sure your answer is yes!  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Open for US only (excluding Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico) through November 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter to enter and be sure you do what it says to do. I’ve sadly had to eliminate people who aren’t subscribers, don’t make a comment or click without doing the task. The giveaway prizes will be sent by the Hot Tools representative and Beauty Info Zone is not responsible for sending. Picture your beautiful hair and enter now!

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company: 1950’s glamour that you’ll love (mini giveaway too)!

What makes you stop and look at a display when you are shopping? Is it color? Is it creativity? Is it something unique? If so you’ll be thrilled to learn about The Vintage Cosmetic Company since they embody all of these attributes and more. This range of cosmetic accessories has been inspired by the glamour and charm of the 1950’s. You don’t have to have lived back then to enjoy the adorableness and practicality of their products. We’re excited to show you these and have a mini giveaway with them too.

This UK company has products that you are going to want to own and use because even as cute as they are, they are practical and fabulous. Ulta has the U.S. exclusive on the products available currently that want to make you feel like a glamour puss.

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MARCIA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION HAIR TURBAN AND SHOWER CAP

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

These two products are making shower time even more fun. Whether I decide to wash my hair or give it another day of rest The Vintage Cosmetic Company has the right tool for me and at the right price.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

Since I no longer wash my hair daily I need something to keep it from getting wet and a shower cap is the right solution. Not only is The Vintage Company Shower Cap ($6.99) cute as can be but it’s super comfortable.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

(I tuck my hair in and don’t wear my glasses, I promise!) The outer material is 100% polyester and silky soft while the inside has a PEVA lining that keeps your hair dry as can be. My favorite part of this cute peach cap is how it’s not tight and doesn’t leave marks around my face. I can take a quick shower and not have to worry about it leaving telltale signs behind. There’s also a flowered version for more 50’s glamour.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

I’m really happy with the Vintage Company Hair Turban ($7.99). I needed one so badly and this exceeds my expectations. This machine washable towel looks like terry but it’s made of absorbent microfibers so it soaks up moisture quickly.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

What makes this different from all others I have is the closure. If you look above you’ll see a loop on the left and buttons on the right. Once you’ve twisted it closed you then secure the towel with those two. I can do anything around my house without it falling off. I just made a dish that takes an hour to bake. I had my turban on while combining the ingredients and sticking it in the oven. It stayed on perfectly. Other days I’ve left it on for a few minutes while I get ready to blow dry. Either way it’s fabulous. I already have this on my list to take on my winter cruise.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

Since my hair is shoulder length I use the second button while those with shorter or finer hair would use the first. One size fits all. One head of hair dried more quickly. This doesn’t pull at all and is amazingly comfortable. You need this in your life!!

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LISA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION MAKEUP MELTS, MAKEUP HEADBAND AND MANICURE PURSE

The Vintage Cosmetic Company

Makeup Melts ($14.95) are wash cloths that remove makeup without any cleanser. Just get it wet, then gently scrub face in a circular motion. It really does remove all traces of makeup! The washcloth is definitely full of makeup after, so you pop it into the washing machine and it comes out looking fabulous and ready for another go.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

There are three Makeup Melts in a pack, so it’s great for a long weekend away. As an extra bonus, the washcloths have a side that is perfect for exfoliation too!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

While you are removing that makeup with the Makeup Melts, keep your hair off your face with the super fabulous and always stylish Blue Belle Makeup Headband ($4.99).  This comes in different colors, mine is a blue polka dot design with an adorable large bow.

The bow is elastic so it keeps everything securely in place, but it’s nice and soft so it doesn’t hurt your head or pull your hair.  I absolutely love this.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

My final adorable product is the Manicure Purse ($10.95), a compact manicure purse that comes in four different patterns. I have the pink striped one with pink lining. Isn’t it the bees knees??  The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

No wonder this is one of The Vintage Cosmetics Company’s best sellers! Inside are Nail Scissors, stainless steel Nail Clippers, Cuticle Pusher, and Floral Emory Board. This is a fabulous gift for teachers, bridal showers, stockings….the possibilities are endless!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

GIVEAWAY:  We have a small giveaway for two readers to introduce you to The Vintage Company. The cute Makeup Bows are the prize, pink for one and blue for the other. The giveaway is open through October 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT for US and Canadian subscribers. This may be a small prize but we can promise you’ll enjoy winning!

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Need volume and texture? Try the Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

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Crimped hair? Why in the world would I ever want to do that, short of maybe the Depeche Mode concert this weekend?? Well, actually, there are some really great reasons – like volume and texture! And much to my surprise I am loving the CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron ($149.99 from loxabeauty.com), a hair styling tool that I was sure was only going to collect dust in my bathroom. I am very happy to be proven wrong.

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron gives a very tight crimp that is pretty cool – it’s a unique texture that makes for a very different hairstyle if you want to go all out and give yourself some full on crimping. Where I think this tool truly shines, however, is with discriminating use. A few well placed accents are adorable. Some crimping at the roots gives great volume to finer hair.

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

This is a high quality tool with tons of great features, particularly the customizable temperature selection that varies by hair type.

Key Features:

• 1” Onyx ceramic plates for impeccable shine creation

• Micro-ridges produce instant volume and texture

• Preset temperature settings for various hair types

• 370°F – Fine

• 395°F – Medium

• 425°F – Coarse

• 30 second heat up

• Max temperature of up to 425°F

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron is a beautiful hair styling tool that doesn’t take up much room and is getting a lot of play from me – I am especially loving it for giving my long hair some added volume at my roots. Here are a few videos that show how to use this really cool tool.  I hope you pick this up – it’s way more than a throw back to the 1980’s! – Lisa

My hair obsession continues with Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to save time, I can “see” it on your face that you’re right there with me. That’s why we need tools that are made just for that purpose. The nice folks at Revlon wanted to help me along when they sent their One Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer.

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon makes two different One Step hair dryers and I’ve tried them both. For my shoulder length semi-straight hair this one is the winner. Not only do I get my hair dry with just this brush but I style it at the same time.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

I’ve been having a hair dilemma of late. I want straight hair but I don’t want to straighten it with chemicals. I’ve done that in the past and probably will again but now isn’t the time. With this Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer I am getting straight hair but it’s not super straight. I’m getting just enough volume and lots of swing.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Because I’m able to work quickly I’m noticing less damage too. The bristles are nylon pin and tufted bristles. Since they have this wavy pattern there’s volume added without pulling. The barrel has a 2″ diameter so it’s best for longer hair. I think it would be amazing on very long hair since you’d get it flat at first and then be able to add gorgeous waves.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer (courtesy of Amazon.com)

With Ionic Technology and a ceramic coating you get the protection your hair needs from the heat. There are 3 heat settings and I’ve been using it on the second one. I don’t notice it ever gets cool but setting 1 is great for refreshing my hair on days I don’t wash.

What can beat a tool that can be used wet or dry, that saves time, that helps with shine and volume? That’s why you need to consider the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer.  —  Marcia

available at Amazon and Ulta

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Does Bed Head Curlipops Spiral Styling Iron give me yummy hair?

1980s-hairBack in the ’80’s we never went anywhere without meticulously curling-ironed hair (the wooden dummy was optional). Then in the ’90’s we wouldn’t go near a curling iron. These days, I don’t just have one curling iron, I have many – each giving me a different version of the long, beachy curls that I love. My philosophy is I can never have too many curling irons, so I was happy to add a new type of curling to the mix when Bed Head sent me their BED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1″ TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRON ($24.99) to test.  BED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1" TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRONBED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1" TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRON
The packaging is super cute – while the wand is a spiral wand, the package looks like a lollipop. Very clever. What makes this spiral curling iron different is that it has no clamp, so you use your fingers to hold the hair in place. I have to admit, I was a bit flummoxed at first…there was a learning curve to figuring out how to curl hair without a clamp. Luckily, a glove is included so there was no danger of burning my fingers.BED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1" TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRON
I eventually figured out I needed to section my hair, then take about a 1 inch section, twist it into a rope, and wrap it around the wand, holding the end in place with my gloved hand. At first it seemed more time intensive than a traditional iron, but then it got super easy and didn’t take any more time at all. The big payoff is that there is no ‘crimp’ from a clamp, so the curls are true throughout.
bed-head-curlipops-ceramic-spiral-styling-ironBED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1" TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRON
I also found that this iron creates those curls very quickly – faster than any other iron I have. And the curls last all day long without the help of hairspray. In fact, my latest bout with the Curlipop gave me curls that lasted for three days!
hair done with BED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1" TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRONhair done with BED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1" TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRON
Here are the specs:
  • Tourmaline ceramic technology on barrel
  • High heat up to 400 F
  • On/Off switch
  • Dual voltage
  • Cool tip
  • Includes heat protective glove
  • Clamp free wrap and go design
  • Tangle free swivel cord

So, while it took me about half a head of hair to get used to the curling iron the first time I used it, I ended up getting the hang of it and definitely loving the results. If you want yummy hair, you can pick up the BED HEAD CURLIPOPS 1″ TOURMALINE CERAMIC SPIRAL STYLING IRON at Ulta.  – Lisa

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Teeze w/Eez – it’s not a comb, it’s a magic wand and you can win one in this giveaway

Teeze w/Eez

Teeze w/Eez

Teeze w/Eez now has a PRO version so I was very excited when they offered to send me two to try for myself and have a giveaway for 12 of our readers – you read that right, twelve! But you need to learn more about this interesting comb so you can see why you need it in your life.

Teeze w/Eez Zebra

Teeze w/Eez Zebra

A year ago Lisa reviewed a version of the Teeze w/Eez so you can learn more about it there. She had a folding version but I have the full size Pro version and not only the Pro version but in some great looking styles. Teeze w/Eez is now available in Cheetah, Zebra, and Leopard. Originally it came in beautiful bright shades (Electric Pink, Purple Passion, and Gun Metal Gray) but now we can also get fancy!

Teez w/Eez Leopard

Teez w/Eez Leopard

What the heck is a Teeze w/Eez? It’s a teasing comb aka a back-combing tool. 1 stroke of the Teeze w/Eez equals 4 strokes of a regular comb because of its unique and patented pin tooth design. This comb is great for any kind of teasing you want to do. Like it high? You’ve got it. Like it just enough to give your hair just a lift and to help hold the shape? You’ve got it. Or maybe you just want a great comb for your hair that gets through it no matter how thick you hair is. Well this comb does it all.

Teez W/Eez patented pin teeth

Teeze W/Eez patented pin teeth

This back-combing tool has a unique steel design that helps keep the static away. Since there are 4 layers of pins you can do any teasing faster which is better for the health of your hair. The opposite end can be used as a pick to help section your hair and lift layers. It really is the perfect tool.

Teeze w/Eez Cheetah

Teeze w/Eez Cheetah

Teeze w/Eez helpful hints

Teeze w/Eez helpful hints

Order your own Teeze w/Eez on their website or look for it at a beauty salon.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is a US only giveaway that will be sent by Teeze w/Eez to 12 winners. All you have to do is decide which design you’d like to win. If you are a BIZ subscriber and comment then you are set to enter. Continue using the Rafflecopter for extra chances to win. If our comment section closes please email me your comment to [email protected] with the subject Teeze and tell me your choice. Then click ‘I commented’ and continue on. This is open through December 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Sending you luck and great hair.

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DESSATA – the new detangling brush that your hair is asking for

Desseta Professional Detangling Brush

Desseta Professional Detangling Brush

 

Little did I know when I was sent DESSATA, a new detangling brush, that I’d be thrilled with it for my entire family. I was the kind of kid, teen, adult that brushed my hair all the time. When I was teaching I wanted my hair looking neat and professional so I kept brushes in my desk and purse. As times have loosened I’m less controlling about my hair but I still want it straight and looking its best. That’s poured over into my daycare life since I’ve been frustrated many times with my 3 year old granddaughter’s hair. She won’t let me brush it – until now.

Dessata Detangling Brush

Dessata Detangling Brush

Dessata is a professional tool sold for $12.99 at Target and Amazon. It takes away all the difficulty of brushing and detangling hair. I can use it on my wet hair after a shower and it doesn’t pull or break off my ends even if I haven’t put a leave-in conditioner in yet. I use it on my dry hair to help me look put together.

Dessata

Dessata

I’ve had my husband use it and we’ve used it on my grandson when he has what we call Bedhead. It works well on all 4 of us. My granddaughter at last allows me to brush through her hair which was such a challenge before and is now a breeze. She likes to use it on herself too. Shocked me!

Dessata Detangling Brush

Dessata Detangling Brush

Dessata brushes have 440 flexible triple height bristles which is 5 times more than their competitor. There’s no handle to it since it fits in the palm of your hand with ease. It seems to adapt to everyone in my family’s head. While the bristles look sharp they aren’t at all, they are made from a comfortable gel in Spain. The composition of them keeps them from breaking down.

Dessata Detangling Brush

Dessata Detangling Brush

While we have straight or wavy hair around here, it’s recommended for all hair types including curly and coarse. Since it doesn’t pull it leaves you static free and with shiny hair. I don’t think you want to be without this tool for your hair. I’m giving it 4 thumbs up (one from each of us). —  Marcia
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