Well, Hello Sailor! Lipstick Queen’s blue lipstick is naughty cool

 

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Now it’s even easier to get attention with the greeting, “Hello Sailor!”

Poppy King takes the ‘naughty nautical’ concept to a new level with her Hello Sailor Lipstick ($25).  She says, ”We’ve seen the trend for blackberry lips but I have a whole new take on this – a super sheer, silky-feeling navy that gives lips a deep berry tint. Turn nautical into ‘naughty cool’ with this new lip phenomenon!”

Hello Sailor - front of the package

Hello Sailor – front of the package

...and the super cool back of the package

…and the super cool back of the package

There’s no question, I get a LOT of attention – and not just from the hubby – when I apply my Hello Sailor Lipstick ($25) from Lipstick Queen. That blue color is an eye grabber for sure! The novelty lives up to the hype with captivating color and smooth texture. In fact, a friend literally tried to steal my tube right out of my hands when she saw the gorgeous berry tint that this fascinating blue lipstick morphs into when applied.

Hello Sailor Lipstick

Hello Sailor Lipstick

Hello Sailor swatch

Hello Sailor swatch

Hello Sailor is more of a lip balm than a lipstick. It goes on slick and moisturizing, and the blackberry color continues to deepen as it reacts with your body chemistry. The Vitamin E keeps lips moisturized and the formula has a fabulous slip that lasts. Another plus?  The blue tones in the lipstick help make teeth look whiter.

wearing Hello Sailor

wearing Hello Sailor

Keep in mind, I have barely pigmented lips, so what is pictured above is actually a big change from my normal lip color. I had multiple friends try this on and each one got a different color – but the lipstick was extremely flattering on each person.  Fascinating!

You’ve got to try this just for the reaction from people when they see you putting on a blue lipstick. It’s really entertaining! And I have no doubt that this ‘naughty cool’ lipstick will become a repurchase thanks to the bewitching shade and the excellent texture.  - Lisa

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A sweet giveaway from Noya Lip Balms

Noya Lip Balm in Spearmint

Noya Lip Balm in Spearmint

In January I participated in the Lip Rescue Makeup Wars challenge. One of the brands I wrote about was Noya Lip Balm. I was one extremely lucky lady because I had won mine in a giveaway about a year ago. I was always using them, especially the Spearmint and Cherry. I keep one in my purse and another in my winter jacket pocket. When it came time to write about what helps my lips these instantly came to mind.

Noya comes in 4 versions – Spearmint, Cherry, Vanilla and Classic (not flavored). All are Kosher, use natural ingredients, aren’t sticky but are hydrating. At $3 each they are also easily affordable. Here are the ingredients listed for Cherry and Spearmint: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural flavor, Organic Stevia.

NOYA lip balms

NOYA lip balms

I’m very picky about what I put on my lips. Anything I choose needs to be moisturizing or I pay the price later. Noya Lip Balms don’t have that waxy feel about them. I feel like they melt into my lips.

The nice people at Noya have offered a giveaway for Beauty Info Zone readers so that 3 of you can see exactly why I chose these as a lip rescue. This is open for US only through March 3, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. EST.  Lots of luck.– Marcia

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Beat the winter skin blues with our Mario Badescu giveaway

Win this terrific Mario Badescu Skin Care Set and beat those winter skin blues!

Win this terrific Mario Badescu Skin Care Set and beat those winter skin blues!

So it’s -25 degrees here in Michigan…I just read on Facebook that one of my friends injured herself after she passed out from the shock of inhaling the freezing air. It’s dangerously cold, the school are all closed, and my skin is crying from all this dry indoor heat, not to mention wind burn from just running out to get the mail!

Mario Badescu has fantastic products to help beat this winter cold and they are giving a set to one lucky BIZ reader. Read on for more about the Seaweed Cleansing Soap, Super Collagen Mask,and Lip Wax – plus your chance to make this set your own.

Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap

Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap

thick, creamy green goodness

thick, creamy green goodness

The Seaweed Cleansing Soap (8 0z $12, 16 oz $20) is a very thick, green cleanser with tiny bits of seaweed that help with exfoliation. It’s perfect for normal to oily skin and it is fragrance-free. It cleanses beautifully without drying out skin. The seaweed nourishes the skin with minerals while also acting as an anti-inflammatory, which is great for my irritated winter skin.

Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask

Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask

more green goodness for your face!

more green goodness for your face!

The Super Collagen Mask ($18) is a clay mask for normal to oily skin.It is a thick, pudding-like mint green mask that doesn’t have a discernible scent. The Super Collagen Mask helps firm and purify skin but what I really love is that it’s full of wonderful soothing agents like Azulene and oatmeal that make my skin happy.

Mario Badescu Lip Wax

Mario Badescu Lip Wax

my latest addiction...

my latest addiction…

The Lip Wax ($5) is available in two forms – jar and stick. I like the stick version because then I don’t need to be concerned with dipping my fingers into anything. This is an excellent lanolin-based lip balm that soothes and heals dry lips. It sort of ‘melts’ onto my lips, and I love the wonderful slip it gives them. The Vitamin E helps makes my lips smooth and hydrated. Lip Wax is my latest lip addiction!

Now is your chance to win a  Seaweed Cleansing SoapSuper Collagen Mask,and Lip Wax to help you beat the winter skin blues!  This giveaway is for US and Canada only and open through February 10, 2014.  Good luck!  - Lisa

*products reviewed and giveaway items provided by Mario Badescu

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A holiday for your lips: Butter London Winter Peach Lippy Trio

A fantastic stocking stuffer idea that will really gives you gorgeous holiday lips is the Winter Peach LIPPY Trio ($39, a $58 VALUE) from Butter London.

Butter London Winter Peach

Butter London Winter Peach LIPPY Trio

I know we are all in a ‘wine’ frenzy this season- both in terms of color and in terms of beverage, ha! – but peach is a wonderful way to go for winter. The Butter London Winter Peach Lippy Trio includes Jaffa LIPPY Liquid Lip, Wag LIPPY Shimmer, and Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm.

Butter London Winter Peach Trio

Butter London Winter Peach Trio

Jaffa LIPPY Liquid Lipstick is an opaque, warm reddish-orange-coral liquid lipstick.

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Jaffa LIPPY Liquid Lipstick

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Jaffa doe-foot applicator

Jaffa swatch

Jaffa swatched

The LIPPY Liquid Lipstick has a thick, slightly sticky texture with wonderful pigment and staying power. It has great mouth feel and slip. It smells of vanilla but not in an overbearing way. It’s very shiny on, and that shine lasts through most things…like most lippies, it wouldn’t withstand a shredded barbecue pork feast.

Wag LIPPY Shimmer is a beautiful, shimmery peachy-pink with golden flecks.

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Wag LIPPY Shimmer

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Wag brush applicator

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Wag swatched

The LIPPY Shimmer has a thinner consistency than the LIPPY Liquid Lipstick and it glides on like silk. Despite it’s thinner formula, it’s still very tenacious and sticks around a good long time. The color is so, so pretty…I see this as a winter option, but really it could work for any season, especially summer.

The Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm is a coral creme with medium coverage.

Apricot

Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm

Apricot swatch

Apricot Sunray LIPPY Tinted Balm swatch

This is really beautiful. It’s a perfect coral shade and the texture of this lipstick is definitely balm-like, although it has much better staying power than a typical balm. It’s extremely fun to mix and match all three lippies. I like to wear Wag over Apricot Sunray, or for a powerful pout I put a thin layer of Jaffa over Apricot Sunray. They all complement one another and are a fabulous alternative to the season’s darker hues.

If I haven’t convinced you that peach is perfect for the season and you still want some wine, then check out the Cherry Kiss LIPPY Trio instead!  - Lisa

*item reviewed was a press sample; all opinions are mine!

Cherry Kiss Trio

Cherry Kiss Trio

Lush holiday is out of this world: Shooting Stars Holiday Gift Set

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the bath and body store that keeps bath-time fanatics up at night with visions of thick foamy bubbles and magical color-changing bath water, has some amazing holiday gift sets this year. They sent the BIZ the Shooting Stars Holiday Set ($37.95), which is absolutely perfect to gift your bath-loving friends or to add to your own holiday wish list.  Every treat inside is totally out of this world.

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Shooting Stars Holiday Set

You want this hanging from your tree!

You want this hanging from your tree!

inside the big ornament

inside the big ornament

Shooting Stars is a great way to tell someone you think he/she is a star. The huge ornament holds five awesome Lush treats, including a lip balm, a body soap, two bath bombs, and a bath melt.

Honey Trap

Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm

Honey

mmm, smells and tastes like honey, vanilla, and white chocolate!

 Honey Trap Lip Balm is a cult favorite which is no surprise as this little dynamo is mixed by hand so it has a softer texture and smells and tastes delicious. This is a wonderful little gift to find inside that great big ornament because it is ALWAYS sold out at my local Lush store!! It smells like honey, vanilla, and white chocolate, it tastes great on the lips, and it makes lips kissably soft.  

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Lush Rock Star Soap

How cute is this star-shaped Rock Star Soap? This is bubble gum rock, with pink and sweet and vanilla suds that leave you singing in the shower, putting Britney Spears to shame. Rock Star is a soft soap, so keep it in a covered soap dish or out of the shower to get the most from it. It really is lots of fun and smells better than a candy store.

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Lush Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb

Shooting Stars includes the brand new for the season Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb. A bath with this beauty is truly an otherworldly experience. It has the iconic caramel Honey I Washed the Kids scent and it turns bath water into ribbons of purple, blue, yellow and pink, with tiny white moisturizing stars floating about. It’s so cool, people have even put up YouTube videos showing what it does! Watching this bath bomb spin wildly as it shoots out different colors will have you thinking aliens have invaded your tub time…but in a good way.

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Lush Twilight Bath Bomb

The Twilight Bath Bomb is awesome for a night-time bath. The vanilla and lavender scent is relaxing, a perfect usher into dream time. Bubbly bath water turns from pink to purple and then there’s pretty glitter to really brighten up your mood. In the end the bath water does look like a starry night and you are totally ready for some sweet dreams.

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Lush Star Light Star Bright Luxury Bath Melt

The limited edition Star Light Star Bright Luxury Bath Melt is a beautiful, sparkly holiday treat with mega-moisturizing organic shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil. It smells clean and happy with notes of ginger and lime. The shea butter makes bath water very silky and creamy, and it’s like magic for dry skin. Like many Lush treats, this has a hidden treat inside that I won’t spoil for you, but it does turn bath water blue shot through with silver glitter. Be prepared to be a sparkly version of yourself afterward!

best ornament ever!!

best ornament ever!!

While Lush has many fabulous gift options this season, I vote for Shooting Stars.  Everything inside has something extra to really brighten your mood and make you feel like a star. Be sure to grab this before it sells out!  - Lisa

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Estee Lauder BCA Campaign: Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Estee Lauder has an awesome campaign entitled “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer.  We’re Stronger Together.” Different Estee Lauder Companies are selling some beautiful Pink Ribbon products and making donations to help defeat this horrible disease through education and medical research. Here are some of my favorites that EL sent to the BIZ.

Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin

Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin

Gorgeous - and it reminds us that men suffer from breast cancer, too.

Gorgeous – and it reminds us that men suffer from breast cancer, too.

ESTÉE LAUDER Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin ($12.50): The Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin is a truly gorgeous way to show your support all month long. The iconic symbol shows off contrasting shades of pink with two different stones. The first is a pink stone representing the traditional BCA pink and the second is a blue stone representing that 1% of breast cancer cases that are diagnosed in men. 20% of the price is donated to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Origins Drink Up

Origins Drink Up

Wear your pin along with pretty pink lips, thanks to ORIGINS Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm in Pink Guava ($17): Oh how I love this lip balm! It has the most amazing slip and it is so moisturizing thanks to the Ximenia Americana seed oil, Jojoba Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil.

Drink Up in Pink Guava

Drink Up in Pink Guava

love the squeeze tube

love the squeeze tube

Pink Guava swatch

Pink Guava swatch

The color is a light, shiny pink that makes lips look and feel wonderfully healthy. I love it!! And Origins is donating $3.50 from each one purchased to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

My Origins Drink Up Pink Guava lips

My Origins Drink Up Pink Guava lips

Estee Lauder’s BCA Campaign is active in over 70 different countries and it has raised more than $48 million so far! Purchasing either of these two great items will help the quest to eradicate breast cancer forever.  Here are some other great ideas from EL you might want to commit to this month:

·         walking each day after work,

·         cooking healthy meals with family and friends,

·         scheduling a mammogram,

·         pledging a donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

Check out the website at www.BCAcampaign.com/StrongerTogether.

And definitely take a look at these inspiring videos that show how We’re Stronger Together.

·         A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s We’re Stronger together creative campaign:

·         An emotional look at the intimate lives of three breast cancer survivors: mom, sister, daughter, best friend:

They can also be viewed and shared on our website or YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/BCAcampaign

Share your own photos and/or videos of your own life and ways in which you find strength, via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BCAstrength. Follow on Twitter and Instagram @BCAcampaign and #BCAstrength and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BCAcampaign.  - Lisa

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B.Kamins moisturizes and protects: Matte Moisturizer SPF 15 and Lip Balm SPF 20

It sure is hot here – 87 degrees today!  With this sweltering heat I want a light moisturizer that keeps my skin hydrated without feeling greasy or heavy plus of course I need sun protection. I also need something to keep my oily t-zone in check. And I need a lip moisturizer to keep my lips soft, smooth, and hydrated. An excellent line to turn to for summer moisturizing is B.Kamins.

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B.Kamins Matte Moisturizer

B.Kamins sent the BIZ some absolutely perfect moisturizing solutions for hot weather skin issues. The Matte Moisturizer SPF 15 ($50) is a super lightweight but effective moisturizer that also provides sun protection. It doesn’t have anything in it to irritate my skin – no oil, lanolin, or fragrance inside this one.

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love this lightweight moisturizer!

I love the weight and feel of this – it smooths on beautifully and sinks right in, leaving my skin soft and moisturized but not wet. It does a great job of priming my skin before I put on my makeup and it leaves my nose shine-free. While I don’t think it would be moisturizing enough for me in the winter, I find it’s perfect for summer time. It is a particularly good option for those with oily skin.

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B.Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20

My go-to summer lip balm is my B.Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20 ($19). This lip balm is awesome. It keeps my lips soft, moisturized, and protected from the sun. I have absolutely no problem with chapped lips when I use this regularly thanks to the maple and essential oils. I don’t have issues with lip sores, but B.Kamins says this lip balm actually helps to prevent breakouts.

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great slant tip applicator

The lip balm is a thick, emollient balm that has a wonderful slip. I really like the applicator, the slanted tip makes it easy to apply without needing a mirror. It’s a staple in my beach bag.

If you are looking for some great moisturizers that work well in hot, humid weather, be sure to take a look at B.Kamins.  - Lisa

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B.Kamins Matte Moisturizer ingredients

B.Kamins Matte Moisturizer ingredients

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B.Kamins Lip Balm active ingredients