Five days of sweet and affordable Secret Santa Gifts!

Five Days of Secret Santa Gifts!
Do you have a Secret Santa exchange at your work or with your family? I LOVE them. I love plotting my gifts, tying them all together with a great theme, then putting them in a strategic place for my pal to find. Last year, my pal was the school librarian, so every gift had some sort of deer in it – think reindeer – and had a punny message with ‘deer’ instead of ‘dear’. Because I love beauty products, I also made all the gifts about pampering herself, which was perfect because she spends an incredible amount of time taking care of everyone else. Of course, with five gifting days you want to keep your treats affordable, so here are five ideas for wonderful Secret Santa gifts that won’t break the bank and will definitely thrill your pal.                                                                                                *samplesClean Fragrance OrnamentClean Fragrance Ornament

You can’t go wrong with an ornament, especially one that has beautiful fragrances inside! The Clean Reserve Rollerball Layering Trio ($10 – a $24 value!) is a super cute ornament that has three Clean fragrances that can be worn alone or layered for different unique scents. It includes Reserve Blonde Rose, a subtle and sophisticated floral; Reserve Sueded Oud, a fresh and creamy oud (which is woody musky sceent); and Reserve Warm Cotton, a blend of floral and cotton accords, plush lily, amber, and musk. You can find this at Sephora and CleanReserve.com.

KBShimmer Grin and Gerbera It

KBShimmer Grin and Gerbera It

KBShimmer Grin and Gerbera It
Who doesn’t want to find a beautiful new nail polish inside a pretty gift bag? My Secret Santa pick is KB Shimmer Grin and Gerbera It ($9.25), from their Fall 2016 Collection. This cream nail polish is a deep warm pink with just a hint of red, which makes it a perfect polish gift because it will work in any season. The bit of red makes it different from the standard pink cream, perfect for that beauty loving Secret Santa pal.

Zoella Bath FizzersZoella Bath Fizzers

It doesn’t get any cuter than these adorable limited edition Zoella Gingerbread Bath Fizzers ($12). You may be familiar with the U.K. based vlogger Zoe Sugg. I am obsessed with her YouTube and Instagram, as well as her beautiful website at zoella.co.uk. Zoe launched her own line, ZoellaBeauty, in the U.K. in 2014 and now you can find it at Target in the US!

Trust me, your Secret Santa pal will squeal with delight when she finds these simply darling Gingerbread Man Bath Fizzers. The three little guys are meant to be broken in half, giving her six yummy and spicy warm baths of total ‘me time’. Snap, fizz, and relax….aaaahhhhhh.

Carmex Colloidal Oatmeal LipbalmCarmex Colloidal Oatmeal Lipbalm

Small but mighty, your secret pal with thank you every day she uses her Carmex Comfort Care Lip Balm ($1.59). This is one of my most favorite lip balms, especially during brutal winter months. It hydrates lips without any stickiness. The light flavors include 100% natural blend of colloidal oatmeal and cold pressed cranberry seed oil and comes in Sugar Plum, Mixed Berry and Watermelon Blast flavors.

Nail-Spirations Limited Edition Holiday Collection

Nail-Spirations Limited Edition Holiday Collection

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Ugly Sweater

Ugly Sweater

Some people like quick and easy nails, others are more artistic and like to make their own designs. These options from KISS Salon Secrets will satisfy the instant gratification junkie as well as the do-it-yourselfer. Check out these delightful Nail-Spirations Limited Edition Holiday Collection imPRESS Manicures by KISS ($5.97 at Walmart). All That Glitters has shimmery light colors along with sparkling accents for a party vibe, and Ugly Sweater has awesome snow scenes, Santa heads, and Santa belts. Instant holiday!

KISS Salon Secrets Ombre Design Kit

KISS Salon Secrets Ombre Design Kit

KISS Salon Secrets Ombre Design KitKISS Salon Secrets Ombre Design Kit

For those who love getting creative, you can’t go wrong with the Kiss Salon Secrets Ombre Design Kit ($9.99). This all in one kit comes with a peel-off nailbed protector, fur different polishes, a sponge stamp with refills, and a sticker sheet. The fun is endless with this and KISS makes it easy to create professional quality designs even if you are a total rookie like me. You can find KISS products at Walmart and K Mart.

There you go – five days of Secret Santa gifts that don’t cost an arm and a leg! Have fun gifting your pal with treats that will give her lots of ‘me time’ moments.  – Lisa

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Burt’s Bees makes holiday merry and bright

There’s one brand that you can count on year round but especially now with gifts on your mind. Just about everyone on your list will love and benefit from Burt’s Bees products. Right now there are some terrific gift sets that will save you money and take care of your holiday list. I’ve been sent three of the sets so you can see all the goodness but there’s a lot more.

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For the man or woman in your life that needs to take better care of their hands and feet may I present BURT’S BEES MANI PEDI.

Burt's Bees Mani Pedi

Burt’s Bees Mani Pedi

Inside this terrific set you’ll find 3 Burt’s Bees products and an Ecotools foot brush and pumice. It’s exactly what you need. Your feet will love this Peppermint Foot Lotion that is is made with peppermint, menthol, vegetable based glycerin and coconut oil to help soften calluses and revive and rejuvenate dry feet. The Ecotools foot brush is a cruelty free double sided tool with a pumice on one side and the brush on the other. I have this hanging in my shower right now to help me with the start of my winter feet.

Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion

Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion

Eco Tools Foot Brush (in the Burt's Bees Mani Pedi set)

Eco Tools Foot Brush (in the Burt’s Bees Mani Pedi set)

Eco Tools Pumice (in the Burt's Bees Mani Pedi set)

Eco Tools Pumice (in the Burt’s Bees Mani Pedi set)

The Ultimate Care Hand Cream with Baobab Oil is wonderful for both men and women because of its natural fragrance. It’s wonderful, really wonderful, for very dry skin.

Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream

Burt’s Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream

For the final perfect touch there’s Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. This is probably the best selling cuticle cream available. Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream nourishes and hydrates nails and cuticles with sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E and sunflower oi

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Two more sets, these for the women in your life, from teen on up.

Burt's Bees Classic Bee Tin and Endless Shine Trio

Burt’s Bees Classic Bee Tin and Endless Shine Trio

The Classic Bee Tin ($8.99) would make a fab gift year round. Inside the bee shaped reusable tin are three classic Burt’s Bees products. It contains three of Burt’s Bees favorites, all made from natural ingredients. Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream moisturizes cuticles with sweet almond oil and cocoa butter and nourishes brittle nails with vitamin E and sunflower oil. Honey Lip Balm helps nourish dry lips with a touch of golden honey and vitamin E, leaving them soft and supple. Last, the Hand Salve, brimming with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax, deeply nourishes rough, dry hands. burts-bees-classic-bee-tin-open

Burt's Bees Classic Bee Tin

Burt’s Bees Classic Bee Tin

My favorite of the sets I have is the Endless Shine Trio. I love the 3 Lip Shines that come in this set. They are just the right size, just the right cool colors and just the right texture. While they are a tad sticky upon application, once they are on you won’t notice anything but great color and moisture for your lips.

Burt's Bees Endless Shine Trio

Burt’s Bees Endless Shine Trio

The trio contains Blush, Wink, and Flutter each having a different color and flavor.

Burt's Bees Endless Shine Trio Flutter, Wink, and Blush

Burt’s Bees Endless Shine Trio Flutter, Wink, and Blush

Burt's Bees Lip Shines Wink, Flutter, and Blush

Burt’s Bees Lip Shines Wink, Flutter, and Blush

This mini set is $9.99 while a full size (0.3 oz vs 0.5 oz) is $6.99 which makes this set even better. Three shades small enough for your pocket or makeup bag and three great shades.

You can’t go wrong with Burt’s Bees ever but with all the gift sets they have for this holiday season you really can’t go wrong. Having one or two tucked away for that surprise guest that you need a gift for is perfect with a Burt’s Bees set. Right now at Target if you buy 2 Burt’s Bees items you’ll also get a free $5 reward card and who doesn’t love shopping at Target? And don’t forget the rule: one for you and one for me!  —  Marcia

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Evine + Fashion Flash + Beauty Info Zone = great holiday ideas and a giveaway

evine-logoEach week Fashion Flash shares our emagazine containing posts from 12 international bloggers. As we’re growing we’ve been added by Evine as a partner. In the past both Beauty Info Zone and Prime Beauty offered our readers fabulous giveaways from Evine’s Peace & Love Legacy Jewelry. After the success of those we’ve again been invited to share 4 more giveaways with the wonderful products that Evine sells. Currently Never Say Die Beauty has some beautiful Pamela McCoy Suede Faux Fur lined gloves and next week Notes from My Dressing Table will have our last Evine giveaway. Evine has all the products you’ll want in your life: beauty, electronics, fashion, jewelry, food & kitchen items. There are always sales going on there. It’s a shopping paradise.

I was sent two different categories of products for you to learn about: electronics and beauty. I’m excited about both of these so read on to learn.

UTOPIA 360 VIRTUAL REALITY 3D HEADSET + BLUETOOTH CONTROLLER

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset

Want to put a smile on your techie friend/relative? This is a great way to do so. The Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset comes with everything needed for hours of fun.

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset

For only $29.99 you can step into the world of Virtual Reality. The box contains the Headset, Remote Control, Ear Buds, and a lens cleaning cloth. It works with any smartphone and since it’s bluetooth compatible the controller will take you into many worlds. You can use free apps from Google Play and iOS stores as well as ones you might want to purchase.

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset back view

Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset back view

What hotter gift could you give the men in your life (women too of course)? utopia-360-back-box

BEEKMAN 1802 SIX-PIECE “BUNDLE UP WITH BEEKMAN” COLLECTION WITH THREE GIFT BOXESbeekman-1802

The Six Piece Bundle from Beekman 1802 will make a terrific gift for you or yours. This is sold out on Evine because it was such a great deal but we have one set aside for this giveaway.

The set contains Pure Goat Milk Bar Soap – 9 oz and Pure Goat Milk Hand Cream – 2 oz
Vanilla Absolute Whipped Body Cream – 8 oz
Vanilla Absolute Lip Balm – 0.15 oz, Heirloom Violet Lip Balm – 0.15 oz , and Pure Goat Milk Lip Balm – 0.15 oz
One Large, One Medium and One Small Gift Box plus a Black Ribbon (for boxes)

Each of these products though are available separately and from my experience are things that anyone would love.

The smallest of the three boxes contain BEEKMAN 1802 LIP BALMS which are terrific because they contain ingredients you want on your lips. In this set you’ll get Vanilla Absolute Lip Balm and Pure Goat Milk Lip Balm which contains organic beeswax and sunflower oil to condition your lips and Vitamin E and coconut oil to moisturize and nourish. The Heirloom Violet Lip Balm uses beeswax to seal in moisture, shea butter, sunflower oil and Vitamin E. The Beekman 1802 Lip Balms come in other flavors for $8 individually or $15.72 for a set of 3 different scents.

Beekman 1802 Lip Balm Trio

Beekman 1802 Lip Balm Trio

The middle size box contains BEEKMAN 1802 PURE GOAT MILK WHIPPED BODY CREAM ($32 for 8 fl oz). This particular one is Vanilla Absolute, scented with warm vanilla with rich undertones of sandalwood. There’s also a fragrance free body cream in Pure Goat Milk as well as  Honeyed Grapefruit which is scented with sweet notes of red grapefruit, guava and lemon blossom.

Beekman 1802 Whipped Body Cream

Beekman 1802 Whipped Body Cream

The benefits of the cream are many

  • Pure goat milk is rich in vitamins and gentle on your skin
  • Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids to help deeply moisturize your skin
  • Mango butter helps soften, soothe and moisturize
  • Shea butter helps lock in moisture

    Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Whipped Body Cream

    Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Whipped Body Cream

The largest box holds two treasures: Pure Goat Milk Soap and Goat Milk Hand Cream both of which are unscented.

Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Soap and Goat Milk Hand Cream

Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Soap and Goat Milk Hand Cream

Beekman 1802 has many lovely fragranced bar soaps as well, for example Honey & Orange Blossom ($15). All their soaps are Sulfate Free and Paraben Free and contain natural ingredients that moisturize and soften your skin.

Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Soap

Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Soap

Goat Milk Hand Cream comes in many delicious sounding scents as well as this unscented one. A 3.4 fl oz tube of this is $20 and is one of the best I’ve tried. The consistency is very creamy and lightweight, it doesn’t leave your hands sticky after applying. It contains goat milk, shea butter, aloe, and Vitamin E. All help nourish.

Beekman 1802 Collection

Beekman 1802 Collection

I’m sad that this is sold out but happy that I could introduce you to this superb line carried on Evine. I’m also happy that one of you will win this set thanks to Evine.  —  Marcia

No one is a loser though with the Evine and Fashion Flash collaboration since Evine has offered our readers a one-time use discount of 15% off using the code FASHIONFLASH15. This offer is good through 12/31/16 so be sure you peruse Evine to find favorites. #evinepartner

*15% off offer valid 7:00am ET, November 14, 2016 until 11:59pm ET, December 31, 2016. May not be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other offer. Discount does not apply to shipping & handling, sales tax. If coupon is used to initiate an AutoDelivery program it will only be applied to the first shipment, additional shipments will be at full AutoDelivery pricing. Not valid on Waterford, Electronics including tablets, computers or cell phones or items offered by Evine’s paid programming partners. Discount will be applied at checkout. No cash value or credit back. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted, or if sold or transferred. Evine reserves the right to end this promotion at any time and to substitute or cancel orders when unexpected coupon system errors occur or in the case of abuse, misuse or fraud.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATON: Our giveaway is open through 12/12/16 at 11:59 p.m. EST and open to US only. The entry options are all in the Rafflecopter. If your name is chosen as a winner all your entries will be verified before announcing the winner. Be sure you tweet daily for extra entries. You’ll love this wonderful Evine Beekman 1802 six piece collection so you want to enhance your chances to win.

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*thank you to Evine for offering our readers this delightful Beekman 1802 giveaway and providing press samples to faciliate this article

Korres Pomegranate wipes and lip butter make fall that much better

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What evokes Fall more than pomegranates? Winter fruits abound year round but only two make you think of autumn and all it consists of. Pomegranate and pumpkin pictures immediately take your mind and taste buds directly into the cool, brisk weather and holidays of fall.

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes and Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes and Lip Butter

KORRES knows we love the sweet and pungent taste and smell of pomegranate so they’ve created a variety of products containing this wonderful ingredient. I was sent two to test and that only makes me want to try others. The question is why pomegranate as an ingredient? Among other things it offers us antioxidant protection and that’s a good place to start.

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes are a wonderful way to get the antioxidant protection of pomegranate as well as the benefits of tightening the appearance of pores while it tones and refreshes your skin. There are 25 premoistened sheets in the package. This is specified for oily to combination skin yet it works for all skintypes. My skin is oily to dry and they work well for me. The fragrance isn’t artificial yet it’s noticeable. With some fragranced wipes I can’t use them at night but I have no problem with these.

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes

The wipes also contain Vitamin E which helps their moisturizing property. My skin feels soft and well cleansed when using these. They are especially refreshing at the end of the day when I just want to wipe away all the makeup sitting on my skin before I sit down for TV time.

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES LIP BUTTER in Pomegranate is one of my favorites that I’ve used from Korres. This lip butter melts on my lips leaving a soft sheer coral tint. It’s perfect for bumming around the house or for doing my daily chores. I love the balm in this since it’s moisturizing and lasts well. “Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness.

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES changes their Lip Butters with different tastes. Right now both Wild Rose and Pomegranate are available so it’s best to get ahold of this before it changes again. The color is perfect for those of us who like a light look.

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

KORRES Pomegranate Lip Butter

I’d love to find this $12 Lip Butter in my Christmas stocking. It’s going to suit every woman you know.

Other Pomegranate items exist too. One that fascinates me is the Pomegranate Soap ($10.50) which is a mild glycerin soap good for face and body. “Remove skin impurities effectively with this mild, glycerin-based soap. Pomegranate extract, with its antiseptic and toning properties, helps tighten the pores and tone the skin—making this the perfect cleansing solution for oily, congested skin.” This soap is said to be 95.9% natural.

KORRES Pomegranate Soap

KORRES Pomegranate Soap

You can’t go wrong with KORRES products since they are cruelty free and use natural ingredients. Most of their products can be used by vegetarians and vegans (the Pomegranate Lip Butter) and they don’t contain the no-nos like Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Silicones, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Ethanolamines, etc. Do yourself a favor and add KORRES Pomegranate to your shopping list. With Sephora’s VIB sale going on now you’ll get 20% which makes this even sweeter.  —  Marcia

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Wipe ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Olus Oil, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2-Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Zea Mays Germ Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Calendula Ofcinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Butylphenyl Methylpropional.

Lip Butter ingredients: Polybutene, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polyethylene, Hydroxystearic Acid, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopherol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide.

ChapStick Duo: Snap, Change, Rearrange (and win the giveaway)

ChapStick Duo

ChapStick Duo

I’ve been really lucky this year to have had opportunities to work with ChapStick. They’ve sent me lip balms that have become my everything. But this time they’ve outdone themselves with ChapStick Duo. These are the most fun and delicious way to keep your lips hydrated and also have the cutest balms in town.

Chapstick Duo

ChapStick Duo

The DUOs are available in 3 combinations: Sweet Peach & Vanilla Simmer, Tropical Pineapple & Fresh Coconut, Refreshing Watermelon & Strawberry Kiwi. The single attachables are available in Cool Mint, Berry Sorbet Shimmer, Sweet Peach, Refreshing Watermelonam , and Fresh Coconut. You could end up with 28 different combinations if you wanted to change things up.

ChapStick Duo

ChapStick Duo

ChapStick Duo

ChapStick Duo

I’ve been using the Sweet Peach & Vanilla Shimmer one lately and the smell and taste is delicious. I can’t believe how natural they smell. They last a long time and only need to be reapplied after I eat something. Sweet Peach is reminiscent of the juiciest peach and invokes summer. Vanilla Shimmer has just a tiny touch of shimmer to give some dimension to your lips while tasting sweet and like a vanilla wafer. Wear them alone, under or over lip color. They feel wonderful on my lips and keep feeling moist without any stickiness.

ChapStick Duo Sweet Peach

ChapStick Duo Sweet Peach

ChapStick Duo Vanilla Shimmer

ChapStick Duo Vanilla Shimmer

ChapStick Duo is available at Walmart. The Duos are $3.99 and the Duo Singles are $2.49. What makes these fun is that you can snap them apart and add a new flavor. Mixing and Matching is the name of the game.chapstick-duo-back

Think about your favorite flavors and which ones you’d love to try! I recommend them all.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION There will be 2 winners, each receiving a Duo and a single. Sorry but this is US only since I’m stuck in the house and unable to go to the post office. The available products are Refreshing Watermelon & Strawberry Kiwi Duo or Tropical Pineapple & Fresh Coconut Duo. The available singles are Cool Mint or Berry Sorbet Shimmer. Decide which would be the Duo you want and which would be the single for your comment. Be sure you are subscribed by email to Beauty Info Zone and comment so you can further your chances with more entries. You can tweet daily to give you even more of a chance. If the comment section closes early email me at [email protected] and label your comment ChapStick. The giveaway is open through  11/25 at 11:59 ET.

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New ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter review and giveaway

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No matter how unready you are for a change of season, it’s coming and there’s nothing to do but prepare. A perfect preparation is stocking up on ChapStick since you know that everyone in your family needs this and everyone loses them all the time. ChapStick was nice enough to send me their newest launch with enough for a few people to be able to win.

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter

What stands out to me about these 100% Natural Lip Butters is that they don’t feel like the lip balm you grew up with. These are super smooth, extremely moisturizing, and last for hours. ChapStick created 3 new natural flavors for this new product: Sweet Papaya, Green Tea Mint, and Pink Grapefruit.

ChapStick Lip Butter

ChapStick Lip Butter

The ingredients feature naturally sourced oils and butters like Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil and Beeswax, Mango Butter, Avocado Butter, Jojoba Butter, and Olive Butter. Can you see why I tell you it’s super moisturizing?

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter in Green Tea Mint

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butter in Green Tea Mint

Ingredients for Green Tea Mint: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, jojoba esters, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, beeswax, caprylic /capric triglyceride, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopheryl acetate,butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter,octyldodecanol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, flavor, tocopherol, hydrogenated soybean oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, glyceryl stearate

These flavors are unique and more fun for me to use than some others I’ve tried. I’m especially drawn to Pink Grapefruit since citrus is a favorite flavor for me. It’s not a sweet fragrance, there’s a little tartness to it. While the flavor doesn’t last 8 hours, the moisturization can last that long.

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters

ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters

My lips want to tell you that these feel more like a lip conditioner than a balm and they want you to know that these $2.49 Lip Butters can be found at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and Rite Aid. Sweet Papaya is exclusive to Walgreens.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We will have 5 winners for 2 ChapStick 100% Natural Lip Butters. For the comments it asks which 2 flavors you’d like to win but I only have 2 Pink Grapefruit FYI. This is an international giveaway for subscribers only. If you aren’t willing to subscribe to Beauty Info Zone daily emails then please don’t enter. We have a very wonky WordPress site and towards the end of our giveaways comments often close. If that happens then email me at [email protected] and label your comment ChapStick. That counts as your entry so that you can gain more. We encourage you to come back and tweet daily for more chances. My lips tell you that you want to buy these plus enter to win two. —  Marcia

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Fall Blog Hop Giveaway with Pixi Multibalms

Pixi by Petra Multibalms

Pixi by Petra Multibalms

What is a Multibalm? It’s a little bit of everything that you’re going to love. Pixi by Petra sent these for review and was kind enough to send a second batch which is the Beauty Info Zone prize for the FALL BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY. Each of the blogs involved will have their own prize to give away to a subscriber from the US or Canada. This is a completely different giveaway than any I’ve done before so be sure you read the directions at the bottom of the post.

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi Multibalms

Pixi created 5 different shades of 2-in-1 MultiBalms and they are all beautiful. Smooth and creamy, they just glide on. These are a product that you can apply on your cheeks and lips. They make pretty lip shades, you can even wear them on your eyes, but best of all they work as a wonderful cream blush. These are fragrance free which gives them a big edge in my book plus they are just $12 each which gives them a bigger edge. As someone who’d rather use a cream blush and has a big collection of them, I think these are right up there with much more expensive products. These cream to powder tubes last a long time though they will fade as time goes on, but it’s so easy to apply more and it doesn’t cake up.

There are 5 shades available: Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry, Watermelon Veil, and Wild Rose. There’s one for every taste and skintone but I think you need more than one!

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Pixi Multibalms: top Baby Petal, Sheer Sculpt, Soft Strawberry; bottom Watermelon Veil, Wild Rose

Baby Petal is described online as “petal”. It’s the peach one in the bunch. It’s a soft inviting shade that looks wonderful with neutrals and brown family eyes. On my fair skintone it’s a peachy pink, a shade that I love.

Pixi Multibalm Baby Petal

Pixi MultiBalm Baby Petal

Sheer Sculpt is described as cocoa. This can be used a a contouring shade or for those of you that like a brown tone blush, Sheer Sculpt will be perfect. This can be used on eyes too but it’s not a long lasting look for eyes. It’s great for an hour or two but then I find it creases.

Pixi Multibalm Sheer Sculpt

Pixi MultiBalm Sheer Sculpt

Soft Strawberry looks very bright in the tube and Pixi describes it as a ‘red berry’ but the word soft does apply since you determine the intensity of this. It’s a stunning color that gives you a Kool-Aid lip and cheeks that look like you came in from the cold.

Pixi Multibalm Soft Strawberry

Pixi MultiBalm Soft Strawberry

Watermelon Veil may look bright in the tube and in my swatch but it’s not really. I love this cool pink and have worn it over and over. I always feel best in a pink blush and this is a lovely shade.

Pixi Multibalm Watermelon Veil

Pixi MultiBalm Watermelon Veil

Wild Rose isn’t one you’d pick from my pictures. I couldn’t get the true beauty of this mauve-rose shade to show. For me though it’s the most versatile of all 5. I can wear this with anything I want. I love to lightly dab it on my lips while blending it on my cheeks. I doubt I’d have picked it out in a store but I’m beyond thrilled with it and you will be too.

Pixi Multibalm Wild Rose

Pixi MultiBalm Wild Rose

Pixi by Petra is a cruelty free brand that doesn’t use parabens in their products. These balms are infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil. All of these protect your skin so you can look beautiful and know you are putting safe ingredients on your face at the same time.  —  Marciapixi multibalms all open

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: We are excited to be giving 4 of these Pixi Beauty 2-in-1 MultiBalms to one Beauty Info Zone subscriber from the US or Canada (Quebec is prohibited though). For this giveaway we have two requirements and then others that are optional to have a better chance of winning. The Beauty Info Zone requirements are FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM and SUBSCRIBE TO BEAUTY INFO ZONE BY EMAIL. I will be checking to make sure that both of those requirements are completed once a winner is chosen by Rafflecopter. You not only want to enter our giveaway but all the rest too so that you can win the grand prize. Be a rule follower so you can become the winner of the Fall Blog Hop Giveaway.

Now about the BLOG HOP part. Each of the 17 bloggers involved in this have been given another blogger to link to and I’ve been assigned Polish Galore, a nail blogger after my own heart. After you do my rafflecopter go to Polish Galore’s blog to enter there. She’ll have another blogger for you to hop to and the hop will continue until you are done.

Why do you want to enter at 17 blogs? Because not only can you win a great cosmetic oriented prize but one person who enters at all 17 blogs will win the GRAND PRIZE of a $300 gift card to Sephora or Ulta (winner’s choice). I think that’s a good reason, don’t you?blog hop fallSo if you want to up your chance of winning that sweet shopping spree, be sure to jump to each blog in the loop and enter the giveaways. Make sure you follow ALL the rules of each giveaway so you won’t be disqualified! This giveaway loop will run for 2 weeks, ending on September 14th at 11:59pm EST and is only open to those within the USA and Canada.

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samples received to facilitate the review and giveaway