Treat your lips with deVine and wine (plus a giveaway)

deVine lip products

deVine lip products

Please turn on your Smell-o-vision for an amazing treat. I’ve been up to my lips in divine scents ever since deVine Beauty sent me this amazing package. deVine is treating us to benefits with wine while allowing us to protect and beautify our lips.

There are 3 lip products and I’ve had the opportunity to use them all and I continue using them. If you love the smell and a light taste of vino then the LIP SHIMMERS will be your best friends. If you like to show off your lips then there’s nothing better than the LIP SHINES. And who doesn’t love a great LIP BALM?

deVine Lip Shimmers

deVine Lip Shimmers

What makes deVine unique is that they not only use natural ingredients and powerful antioxidants but they bring the magic of the red wine grape to your lips. Three ingredients are derived from the Red Wine Grape that are imbued in the products.

  • GRAPESEED OIL comes from the seeds of the grape. It’s a natural astringent that locks in moisture and leaves your skin and lips silky smooth and very hydrated.
  • REVERATROL is found in the skin of the grape. It’s found in wine products and many health food companies use this ingredient because it’s best know for anti-aging properties and heart healthy benefits.
  • RED WINE POLYPHENOLS  are found in the pulp of the grape and this is where you’ll find the most powerful source of antioxidants. They fight the damaging effects of time and stress on your skin.

LIP SHIMMERS ($6) are like a tinted lip balm except they are made with 8 wine-a-licious flavors and tints. Flavors available are Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Bordeaux, Rose’, Pinto Grigio, Champagne, and Chardonnay. No matter which wine makes your live worth living they have it for you. You can pick by color with the deep reds like Merlot down to the light whites of Chardonnay or you can pick by the taste of the lip shimmer. deVine lip shimmer collage

Straight from the wine experts mouths:

Devine Lip Shimmers in Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Rose'

Devine Lip Shimmers in Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Rose’

Bordeaux: Delicious deep black cherry lifts your spirits and gives your lips a luminous, pink shimmer. Cabernet: A bold, copper-bronze look embodied with spirit & fruity appeal. Champagne: Light and creamy with a hint of strawberry to enhance the natural shade of your lips. Chardonnay: Warm and creamy notes of vanilla for baby smooth lips. A clear, refreshing untinted balm to spritz your lips. Merlot: Deep red berries enhance your bold and dramatic side! The rich berry shimmer finishes luscious and smooth. Pinot Grigio: Lingering notes of fire cherry and muscat grapes balance this lightly tinted shimmer and give your lips a fresh spritz any time of the day. Pinot Noir: Enchanting and elegant hints of plum, cherry and warm vanilla bean create a tawny lip effervescence that transcends age. Rose’: Soft pink hue for a subtle, frosted shine. The light fruit finish makes this a fabulous every day lip shimmer.deVine lip shimmer swatches

LIP SHINES are when you want more of a lip gloss look. There are just two for now, Sparkling Clear and Bordeaux. The Bordeaux Lip Shine is much darker than than the lip shimmer. It’s got a beautiful sparkle to it. ($8)

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

You can see the sparkle in it but it doesn’t migrate on me, especially if I wear it over a Lip Shimmer. This too has a sensation of a bordeaux wine yet you won’t be pulled over for a DUI (maybe for a beautiful lip violation though).

deVine Lip Shine

deVine Lip Shine

The perfect way to shade your lips from the sun is with the deVine natural SPF 15 LIP SHADE ($4). This is what’s going to get you through the summer and beyond while enjoying the fruitiness of the Sangria flavor.

deVine SPF 15 Lip Balm

deVine SPF 15 Lip Shade

Not only does this make your lips feel soft as can be but it has all the great ingredients that deVine uses to protect your lips. That’s what it’s all about – protection for the present and future. There’s everything to love about this new brand. deVine Beauty is made in Chicago from all natural ingredients that are powerful antioxidants. These products are all alcohol free, gluten free, cruelty free, and paraben free. And it’s a way to have the taste of something to get us through the day without getting blitzed! — Marcia

I’m very happy that deVine has sent along two sets of product for a giveaway. As you know I love to offer giveaways and this one is going to be especially nice. They carry sets that are great for gift giving or for your own use. The Dark Blend has 4 Lip Shimmers and one Lip Saver: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, Bordeaux and Sangria Spf15 Lip Balm. The Light Blend also has 4 Lip Shimmers and a Lip Saver but in the 4 lighter shades: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rosé, and Champagne and Sangria SPF15 Lip Balm.

There will be two winners – one for the Dark Blend set and one for the Light Blend set – and this is open internationally through 7/18/16 at 1:59 p.m. eastern time. We’ve had a problem lately with the comment section shutting itself off before the giveaway is over. The solution is to email me your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and consider that your entry. Be sure you click enter so that you can continue for extra options.

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6/25/16 IT Cosmetics has a Customer Favorites TSV #ITsYourCustomerFavorites

IT Cosmetics Customer Favorites 4 Piece CollectionWe can’t wait to tell you about the latest IT Cosmetics Collection!  The IT’s Your Customer Favorites! Four-Piece Collection set is available for one day only – today! – as a Today’s Special Value.  Here’s the overview:

Inspired by you, the IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Customer Favorites! Four-Piece Collection features two of your most-loved products, plus two new game-changers for your beautiful eyes, your beautiful smile, your beautifulyou!  Best-selling Tightline™ gets to the root of your lashes for instant definition, while IT Girl™ favorite CC+ Illumination™—supersized for the first time!—delivers full coverage and a radiant, lit-from-within glow. Also included is new Je Ne Sais Quoi™, a color-infused lip treatment that helps hydrate and revives the look of your lips with a hint of color.. And, because you deserve IT, new Heavenly Skin™ CC+™ Skin-Perfecting Brush does the work for you to create your most flawless complexion every time!

We love the items in this collection and the price is great at $72.50 for four excellent products.  Lisa does lips and eyes and Marcia does face!

LISA REPORTS IN:

IT Cosmetics Customer Favorites 4 Piece Collection

This collection features fan favorites and I am a huge fan of the Tightline™. This thin wand does some amazing things – it is the perfect mascara for lower lashes, and it also primes upper lashes for thickening mascara. What it does best, though, is tightline the upper lid.

IT Cosmetics Tightline™

IT Cosmetics Tightline™

IT Cosmetics Tightline™ Wand

IT Cosmetics Tightline™ Wand

I just lift my lid up a bit, then sort of wiggle the wand along the base. Tightlining was always a chore, but it’s unreal how easy it is with this awesome baby! Tightlining really defines eyes and makes them look incredible. In this pick, I have no eyeliner on – just tightliner and some mascara.

IT Cosmetics Tightliner

A new favorite for me is the Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment.  

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment swatch

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment swatch

I’ve been a big fan of all the Je Ne Sais Quoi™ lip products in the past and this one is a great addition. It’s not a lipstick, it’s a super hydrating lip balm that gives just a hint of color to lips. It really feels amazing on and gives a great slip to lips. I have extremely pale and colorless lips to begin with, so I wish this had even more of a tint, but anyone with a little natural color to their lips will love it. The packaging is superb. I love how the cap clicks into place so there is no chance this will come apart in your purse. Even the box is awesome – love the little inspiration message!IT Cosmetics

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What’s especially fun about this 4 piece collection from IT Cosmetics is that it’s a twist on favorites. There are new favorites and old favorites. My old favorite is the Supersize CC+ Illumination Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream SPF 50+. Now that’s a mouthful.

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream

CC+ Illumination CC Cream has been a favorite of mine since last summer. I’ve been crazy about IT’s CC Cream since the very beginning and the Illuminating version makes it that much better especially in the sunnier months. This is an all-in-one product since it contains

*anti-aging serum

*a moisturizing day cream

*skin-perfecting primer

*skin-brightening serum

*color corrector

*full coverage

*SPF 50+ broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

All this in a supersize 2.53 fl oz size. The normal size, 1.08 fl oz, is left behind in the dust with this supersize one. The original costs $38 so one more than double the size makes this an exceptional bargain when you realize the entire TSV costs $59.94. I love the application of this CC+ Cream as well as the coverage. It’s an all day deal for me plus Fair is truly fair. It’s also available in Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich. The lighter color sets sell out quickly though so grab it now.

My new favorite: Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush.

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

It’s almost an oxymoron to call something a favorite and say it’s new. But IT Cosmetics has a line of brushes that are not to be believed. This cruelty free brush has a custom cut brush head. The application of the CC+ Cream with this brush is definitely heavenly. The soft brush hugs the natural contours of your face. This brush gives me an airbrushed finish. To have this along with the IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream is perfection. You’ll use this brush over and over and over.

IT Cosmetics’ TSV will be available only on 6/25. The number of the set is A278194. Whenever we are lucky enough to share the TSV with you in advance we always worry that you won’t understand what a great value this is and how quickly it sells out. Be sure you don’t make us worry!!

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Don’t worry, bee happy with our Beessential Giveaway!

beessential-logoWho is the hardest working insect in show business? The honey bee! Bees are essential to our agriculture and the body and skin care company Beessential celebrates the honey bee with their wonderful natural products.

BeessentialEverything Beessential makes is mixed by hand on their beehive family farm in Ohio. Each product starts with fresh honey, beeswax and Propolis. They only add other natural ingredients like coconut, olive and hemp oils, so their body washes, creams, and lip balms are all natural and free of chemicals. Get ready to ‘bee’ super excited — this awesome cruelty-free company is offering a giveaway just for Beauty Info Zone readers!Beessential Giveaway!

I have to hand to this great little company – they not only support the environment, they also support the charity of your choice, as 10% of their profits are donated to whatever charity you choose at SweetYear.Org.

I tested the Beessential Natural Body Wash ($8.99), Foaming Hand Soap ($7.99), and Natural Lip Balms ($10.15 for a pack of 4). The body washes and hand soaps all have a lovely combination of honey, aloe, hemp, and coconut and olive oils that cleanse and leave skin super moist and soft. They lather up beautifully and smell terrific!Beessential Moisturizing Natural Body Wash

For your body, the Grapefruit & Lemongrass Body Wash is a fresh smelling cleanser that feels so good in the shower.

  • Natural Body Wash for Sensitive Skin
  • Fresh and revitalizing natural citrus scent
  • Made with moisturizing Coconut, Olive and Hemp oils
  • Aloe and Honey soften skin
  • Moisturizing, gentle Virgin Hemp Oil and Vegetable Glycerin
  • SLS-Free Body Wash

The scent is subtle and more on the green side than on the citrus side. Other scents available include Peppermint and Lavender & Bergamot.

Beessential Foaming Hand SoapThe Natural Foaming Hand Soap is completely different from the body wash. It isn’t a gel, it’s a foamy consistency right from the get go. The Grapefruit and Lemongrass scent is so beautiful and refreshing and the Lavender & Bergamot scent is wonderfully soothing.

  • Clean, pleasant scent
  • Uses natural cleansers gentle on skin
  • Moisture-rich, luxurious lather
  • Nourishing Coconut, Olive and Virgin Hemp Oils
  • Aloe, HoneyHydrating
  • SLS and Paraben Free

The coconut and olive oils cleanse, and the hemp, honey, and aloe leave hands soft and supple.

Beessential Natural Lip BalmBeessential Natural Lip BalmI have a bit of an obsession with lip balm and Beessential’s Natural Lip Balm is definitely the bee’s knees. Ingredients include virgin olive and coconut oils, beeswax, aloe, honey, and hemp…a moisturizing party for your lips. The 4 pack is an awesome value at only $10.15, and the flavors available include Lemon Lavender, Orange Ginger, Peppermint, and Honey (my personal favorite!).

You can find Beessential online, and there is also a store locator on their website.

Beessential Giveaway Prize 1Beessential Giveaway Prize 2This just might ‘bee’ your lucky day, because Beessential has offered a giveaway! You could win one of two prize packages. Both prizes include a full size Relaxing Lavender Hand & Body Cream with Bergamot, which is an awesome shea and cupuacu butter based moisturizing cream that gives skin mega hydration. One winner will also get a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Lemon Lavender, and the other winner will receive a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Peppermint. Bee smart and enter now!  – Lisa
Giveaway information:   This giveaway ends 7/6/16 at 11:59 PM EST and is US only. The two requirements to move on in the Rafflecopter: Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s email and leave a comment. After that, do as many of the additional entries as you want. If the comment section decides not to cooperate, just email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it BEE. Comment in the email and continue on.

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Hitting a grand slam with Erborian, EB5, and ESPA

Baseball on the field. New white ball on green grass

The day I’m writing this the weather turned into spring – 75 degrees with blue skies and sun all day. The perfect day to watch baseball, whether it’s the Detroit Tigers or Little League games. I’ve got 4 products that are also perfect for this kind of day that you’ll want to add to your warm weather routine.

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eb5 Age Spot Treatment, eb5 Foot Treatment, ESPA Lip Balm, Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

eb5 Age Spot Treatment, eb5 Foot Treatment, ESPA Lip Balm, Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

ERBORIAN BAMBOO CREME FRAPPEE

This is a very fluffy gel that has the most unique texture. It’s almost like a slush and it’s wonderfully soft. It melts into skin almost immediately in order to moisturize and rehydrate. Sitting outside, even with great sunscreen on, dehydrates your skin. Bamboo Creme Frappee adds that moisture back so you feel comfortable.

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Korean skincare is having its moment and Erborian is one of the most highly rated lines. They’ve taken the fiber of bamboo stalks and blended it with bamboo sap to create a waterlock complex, this offers your skin extra moisture. The sap contains amino acid for hydration while the fibers contain proteins and lipids to help maintain your skin’s own moisture.

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

This light green gel is a wonderful picker-upper after a day outside. While it’s meant to be used on your face, it can be used on your body for that refreshing feeling. Like all Korean skincare that I’ve tried, it is fragranced with a sweetness to it. This is sold exclusively at Sephora (and Sephora.com) for $43.

eb5 AGE SPOT TREATMENT and FOOT TREATMENT

eb5 is a new company introduced to me and I’m loving their products as well as their site which is women owned. It’s a pleasure to support a brand run by women that is also free of paraben, fragrance, and gluten, is allergy tested, cruelty free, non-GMO, and vegan. As great as those attributes are it’s the products themselves that will sell you.

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream

eb5 Age Spot Treatment

eb5 Age Spot Treatment

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream is a product you can use day or night on any part of your body that you want to fade sunspots and discoloration. This contains 2% Hydroquinone to help lighten skin and fade the spots. It also contains Argan Oil for hydration and nourishment. 2% Hydroquinone is the highest percentage allowed without a prescription. It’s $24.99 for a big 6 oz tube at Target. I’ve been using this on my arms because I’m really tired of the spots and I’m hoping to see an improvement. Since hands show signs of aging quickly I’m fighting that with this fade cream. I’ve started using it on my upper lip since that always seems darker than the rest of my face and it’s working! I will be using this on the rest of my face once my derm appointments stop.

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment is my foot savior now. This wonderful, slightly minty smelling, cream gently exfoliates, refreshes and soothes my aching feet. I no longer have cracked feet after using this during February and March. I like taking it into the shower with me and applying it while I’m drying off, I also like using it once I get into bed. It contains anti-fungal eucalyptus, tea tree oil, vitamins, and a blend of ingredients (sugar cane, chamomile, and sandalwood). All of those work together to improve the texture of your feet and rejuvenate the monsters they became during the winter. Let me tell you my secret about eb5 Foot Treatment – I use it on my hands too! Oh yes I do. Sometimes my hands become scaly and rough since I wash them constantly. When that happens I reach for this and I find that it works almost instantly. Later I’ll use a hand cream for more softening but eb5 comes first. The Foot Treatment is only $9.99 at Target and well worth every penny.

ESPA MANDARIN LIP BALM

ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm

ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm

For some of us lip balm is a necessity – that includes me. I’m always slathering on lip balm for my dry and aging lips. I love all varieties of it but especially a piece of luxury like the ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm provides ($28). This beautiful small compact contains a balm that is lightly fragranced with a variety of oils and butters (Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil,  Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil).

The formula is 100% natural and delightful to have on my lips. I don’t love that it’s a in a pot but the balm makes up for that inconvenience.

Enriched with a 100% natural formulation, derived from the finest ingredients including Mandarin Essential oil for a sweet citrus flavour and aroma, Wild Mango Butter to condition, soften and smooth, Pomegranate to increase hydration and Rosemary to protect against environmental damage which can lead to premature ageing. Our Mandarin Lip Balm is presented in a beautiful compact complete with integral mirror.

These 4 products have been my Grand Slam delights and I’m glad I finally got around to sharing these with you. Summer, fall, winter, or spring they’ll help you get the ball moving and your skin and lips in their best shape yet. What a way to start the season! — Marcia

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Are you curious about the mystery flavors of ChapStick®? Learn and win in our giveaway.

ChapStick Mystery Flavors

ChapStick Mystery Flavors

ChapStick is bringing so many fun new flavors this year. Beside their originals and favorite standbys like Cherry, Strawberry, and Spearmint they added in the ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection. And now we have new Limited Edition Mystery Flavors and they are only available for a short time at Walmart stores.

ChapStick® Mystery Flavors - their hints

ChapStick® Mystery Flavors – their hints

Now I don’t want to spoil any surprises but there are 3 ChapStick® Mystery Flavors and they are only labeled Mystery Flavor #1, #2, and #3. I received 3 each of them in #2 and #3 and two of you are going to win one of each. While they are packaged so that you can’t guess the flavor, they still have the same smooth finish to moisturize your lips. And they taste and smell delicious.

ChapStick® Mystery Flavors packaging

ChapStick® Mystery Flavors packaging

When you go to Walmart you can find these individually but also in combination with others.

*Mystery Flavor #1 can be purchased in a trio with two ChapStick® Classic Originals

*Mystery Flavor #2 can be purchased along with two ChapStick® Moisturizer balms

*Mystery Flavor #3 is available with two ChapStick® Moisturizer Green Apple balms

Prices range from $1 to $2.99 so not only are you getting a bargain but you’ll have fun guessing the flavors. — Marcia

ChapStick® Mystery Flavors

ChapStick® Mystery Flavors

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Two winners will each get ChapStick® Mystery Flavor 2 and 3 along with other fun goodies. This is open internationally through 4/ 7 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. If comments close please email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail and label it ChapStick, then continue on.

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Win a gift pack of 12 ChapStick lip balms in our @chapstick giveaway!

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Beauty Info Zone Chapstick Giveaway!

Beauty Info Zone Chapstick Giveaway!

We all have a favorite go-to lip balm and with all the options available from ChapStick® it’s easy to find your own perfect fit. I remember when ChapStick® came in one flavor – original. This brand has been around for 100 years, can you believe it?? Now there are so many flavors and formulas it’s incredible! The fabulous Beauty Info Zone news for today is ChapStick® is sponsoring a giveaway – one of our lucky readers will win all 12 of the formulas and flavors reviewed today. Will that lucky person be you??

Chapstick galore

Chapstick galore

I can’t stand having dry lips so I always have several tubes of ChapStick® on me, in coat pockets, my purse, even in my car. There is a formula and flavor to fit every single situation I could ever find myself in and they all keep my lips soft, smooth, and hydrated.

ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection: Mango Sunrise and Aloha Coconut

ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection: Mango Sunrise and Aloha Coconut

Of course with the recently brutal winter days here in Michigan I have been longing for soft warm breezes, hot sand, and crisp ocean water. I adore the ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection because these balms not only make my lips summer soft, they also taste like a tropical vacation. While I love them both, I carry the Aloha Coconut flavor with me everywhere and I simply won’t be without it.

ChapStick® Sun Defense

ChapStick® Sun Defense

Even in winter it’s important to keep in mind that the sun can do damage to the fragile lip area. ChapStick® Sun Defense is super moisturizing plus it is a great multi-tasker, providing lips with SPF protection too.

ChapStick® Original and Medicated

ChapStick® Original and Medicated

How about that original formula? It really brings back memories of walking up to the town pharmacy to buy a tube…it was the very first beauty item that I ever bought. And when I end up with sore, chapped lips thanks to a cold, the ChapStick® Medicated is so soothing and healing.

ChapStick® Classic Range: Original, Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint

ChapStick® Classic Range: Original, Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint

There is a reason the classic ChapStick® has been around for so long and the Classic Range comes in great flavors that will really take you back – Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint. They are fantastic for defending lips from wind and cold weather and perfect for your coat pocket when out skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling.

ChapStick® Moisturizer Original

ChapStick® Moisturizer Raspberry Creme

ChapStick® Moisturizer: Raspberry Crème, Original, Green Apple, and Vanilla Mint

ChapStick® Moisturizer: Original, Green Apple, and Vanilla Mint

I am crazy about the ChapStick® Moisturizer range because nothing beats dry lips faster!  The formula has more than 7 moisturizing ingredients including aloe and vitamins, so you know one application will leave your pucker silky soft. Flavors include original, Green Apple, Vanilla Mint, and Raspberry Creme. I like them all but my favorite is Vanilla Mint. It smells delicious and tastes yummy and fresh.

ChapStick® Aloha Coconut

I’m never without my ChapStick® Aloha Coconut!

I think everyone should have a ChapStick® in their coat pocket, purse, and car – even when it gets crazy hot out I never have a problem with my car ChapStick® melting. Be sure to pick up a few of your favorite tubes next time you are at the drugstore…my little birdies above will tell you that I am plotting to buy another Aloha Coconut because I’m almost out and already panicking!  (A quick tip – Aloha Coconut is available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide while Mango Sunrise is available at mass retailers and drug stores nationwide).

Take a chance and enter our incredible ChapStick® giveaway today!  One lucky winner will win:

  • ChapStick® Classic Range: Original, Strawberry, Cherry, and Spearmint varieties
  • ChapStick® Moisturizer: Raspberry Crème, Original, Green Apple, and Vanilla Mint varieties
  • ChapStick® Tropical Paradise Collection: Mango Sunrise and Aloha Coconut varieties
  • ChapStick® Sun Defense
  • ChapStick® Medicated

This @chapstick giveaway is US only and open through February 22nd, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.  If comments close early please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it ChapStick, click enter and continue. Best of luck for winning some super soft and happy lips!  – Lisa
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Ellovi – the “6 only” lip and body butter company

ellovi BUTTER and Tinted Lip Balm

ellovi BUTTER and Tinted Lip Balm

ELLOVI is a company that I’ve been using on and off for the last few years. It’s an all natural and vegan skincare company that is manufactured in California. Their philosophy is one that they are proud of and it’s obvious why.

Purity  Ingredients so pure you can eat them

Compassion  No animal testing or ingredients

Sustainability  Wildly harvested, reusable glass jar

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ellovi hand makes all their products. They are created in small batches, they are cruelty-free and sustainable, and the 6 ingredients used are so pure that they are edible.
 
ellovi BUTTER

ellovi BUTTER

 

ellovi uses exactly 6 ingredients in their body butter. There are 4 fragrances (original, vanilla, mint chocolate, and blossom) and I’ve tried two of them. I was sent the full size Vanilla BUTTER and a mini Original to test and it reminded me of why I used up my first jar of BUTTER.

INGREDIENTS:
Macadamia, Hawaiian coconut, shea, hemp seed, African marula, and non-GMO corn starch.

Macadamia Coconut Shea Hemp Seed Marula
The creators of Ellovi are obviously purists. Normally when we say something is a Butter we expect it to be a body butter but Ellovi’s BUTTER is more than that. According to Ellovi it’s also good as –
  • All-over body butter (great for massages)
  • Night-time facial moisturizer
  • Natural sunscreen (SPF 5 – 10)
  • Makeup remover (try it on a cotton ball)
  • Great for sensitive skin, eczema, and rosacea

    ellovi BUTTER

    ellovi BUTTER

When you open this jar you’ll see a product that looks solid.  But scoop some out and you’ll find that it softens to the point where it’s almost an oil. The ingredients are great: Macadamia nut oil is full of fatty acids to fade fine lines, while coconut oil is a time-tested moisturizer and hemp seed oil wards off pollutants. Ghanaian marula nut oil helps nourish aging skin, and shea butter deeply hydrates. The result: a rich, handcrafted cream with that won’t clog pores and is safe for sensitive skin. Bonus: The butter’s intrinsic sun-blocking abilities are equal to an SPF 10.
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I like to apply this as soon as I get out of the shower to give my skin the chance to absorb the richness and protect my body from drying out. Scoop some out of your full size jar and keep it next to your bed so you can apply it to your feet to help keep them moisturized too. While I haven’t used it as a makeup remover that does sound pretty interesting.

ellovi Tinted Balm

ellovi Tinted Butter

There are 5 Lip Butters that Ellovi produces too. I have the Tinted Balm which you can see is looks like it’s tinted red. Individual Lip Butters are $5 each while the Collection ($18) has Tinted, Original, Vanilla, and Blossom plus it comes in a cute tin.

The Tinted Lip Butter lightly tints my lips with just a hint of red. It’s a very natural look that adds moisture with a small bit of color. The color is provided by a Mediterranean flower called Akanet. Here’s what you’ll find with Ellovi’s Lip Butter –
  • Intense lip moisturizer
  • Excellent for chapped lips
  • Soaks in deep and and lasts
  • Lead free color (so pure you can eat it)
  • Oval tube (comfortable in your pocket)

The tube is 0.15 ounces and will keep your lips intensely hydrated for months. They recommend using Lip Butter within 1 year. Just like the Butter it also contains just 6 ingredients: Sunflower, macadamia, Hawaiian coconut, shea, Alkanet root, and African marula.

SunflowerMacadamia Coconut Shea Alkanet Root Marula
ellovi Lip Butter Tinted swatch

ellovi Lip Butter Tinted swatch

Just think 6 and you’ll come up with ellovi, a natural, vegan company you can be proud to enjoyably use.  — Marcia

Ellovi Butter can be found at the Birchbox shop and on the Ellovi website. Lip Balms are available on Ellovi.com
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