MelodySusie delights us with Makeup Brush Cleaners and a giveaway

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Beauty Info Zone is always thrilled when we learn about new products from MelodySusie. Today we have 3 different Makeup Brush Cleaners that we were sent and that we are eager to teach you about them. MelodySusie always creates well made and reasonably priced products and today’s trio is one of the best we’ve tried from them. These are the perfect treat for all of us who use makeup brushes and want them cleansed thoroughly.

The MelodySusie Brush Egg duo is just $6.29 though it’s on sale through 11/15 with the code MSEGG202. If you want a brush cleaner that’s a little bigger and more versatile then you want the MelodySusie Beautiple, aka apple, that’s currently $8.99 (promotional code MSBEAPLE to save $2). But if you want the big kahuna then you’ve got to check out the MelodySusie Butterfly with 7 cleaning options for $10.99. There’s a promotional code through 11/15 for the butterfly MSBEAFLY that will bring the price down to $8.99. We don’t think you should wait since you’ll love them as will anyone you decide to gift with them.

Now let’s see these up close.

MARCIA TELLS YOU ABOUT THE BRUSH EGG DUO AND THE APPLE:

MelodySusie Makeup Brush Cleaner eggs and apple

MelodySusie Makeup Brush Cleaner eggs and apple

MELODYSUSIE BEAUTIEG  –  You might have seen Beauty Eggs for a much higher cost but MelodySusie has brought the cost down and improved the quality immensely. Years ago I bought something similar and paid $8 plus shipping for just one. Now MelodySusie has a set of two (pink and blue) with 2 different surfaces for cleansing. These eggs are a sturdy silicon and wider so it’s easier to use.

MelodySusie pink egg brush cleaner

MelodySusie pink egg brush cleaner

The easiest way to use a Beautieg is to put two fingers into the opening to hold your egg and then use your opposite hand for the brush. The bottom of the egg (about 2/3 the size) are cleaning boards and that’s what I start with. I wet my brush, put the cleanser of choice on the brush, and then swirl the brush onto the boards to get all the color out of my brush. The top section is smaller and for even more precise cleansing. I rinse my brush under running water and keep running it on the egg until there’s no residue.

MelodySusie blue brush egg makeup brush cleaner

MelodySusie blue brush egg makeup brush cleaner

MELODYSUSIE BEAUTIPLE, aka Apple Shape Makeup Brush Cleaner, has 4 sections on the cutest pink apple shaped design. The apple’s 4 different sections to help you with different types of brushes. Slip your 4 fingers in to hold the apple. On the right side there are two types of designs we don’t find on the eggs. The little X on the bottom right are perfect for washing face brushes. The bigger columns above are great for eye brushes since you can really get into the brushes. Not only do they cleanse your powders away but they are great for cream shadows which are harder to wash off. The right side is considered best for washing and swirling.

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

On the left there are the boards like on the egg and smaller granules for smaller brushes. This side is best for deep cleaning and refining. With the tiny granules on the top you can really get into the brush for deeper cleaning. This would be so awesome in a holiday stocking!

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

Melody Susie Apple Makeup Brush Cleaner

LISA TELLS YOU ABOUT THE BEAUTIFLY

MelodySusie Beautifly
Isn’t the Beautifly pretty? I think it’s a great gadget for cleaning makeup brushes – lots of different options and no need to memorize anything because the directions are printed right on the matt. Marcia’s cleaners are hand held, while mine is one that suctions itself to the countertop. This holds it in place even if you get a little over enthusiastic in your brush cleaning.

MelodySusie Beautifly
MelodySusie BeautiflyThe Beautifly is made of soft pink silicon material and has seven different cleaning areas. It does everything. The wash section gets the dirt and makeup moving out of the brush, and for an even deeper clean use the refine areas. For those very stubborn jobs – which for me is always my foundation brush and my blush brushes – the refine plus area makes short work of even the most tenacious makeup.

MelodySusie Beautifly Wash section

MelodySusie Beautifly Wash section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

MelodySusie Beautifly Refine Plus section

The one job that I always put off is cleaning my brushes, but it’s actually pretty fun with this bright and happy matt. After cleaning my brushes I just put the matt under running water then store it suction cup side up to dry. This is a practical and easy to use gift that would be perfect as a stocking stuffer!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  We were sent an extra set of Brush Eggs and want one of our US subscribers to win this great duo. The giveaway is open through 11/28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If our comments stop working please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it EGG with your comment, click I commented, and continue. Be sure you’ve clicked the I Commented part of your entry or it won’t go into the Rafflecopter. Good luck and happy brush cleaning.

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MelodySusie® Waterproof Toiletry Bag Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

melody susie toiletry bag promo

The biggest pitfall for me when planning to travel is packing. I never know what to bring or how much to bring. I’m not the person to go on a trip without my personal toiletries, especially the haircare that I rely on. Since I overpack on a consistent basis I can tell you that I need something to keep my toiletries safe and sound. That’s where the MELODYSUSIE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL HANGING TRAVEL BAG comes in. This great case can be used for outdoor trips as well as anytime you fly or drive somewhere. It’s big enough to hold everything you need, sturdy enough to make you comfortable, waterproof, and attractive. A bonus is that it’s now on sale for only $19.99. When I received this for review the price was double that so this is the perfect time for you to learn about MelodySusie

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag actual color

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag actual color

This 23 compartment bag comes in 4 beautiful colors. I have the peachy pink and there’s also Elegant Rosy, Macaron Blue, and Classic Black. Since everything I own is black I was happy to have a color that will stand out.

Two of the things that makes the MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag unique is the long, sturdy adjustable strap plus the top hook that makes it excellent for hanging in showers or closets.

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie waterproof hanging bag

MelodySusie® Waterproof Toiletry Bag Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer dimensions are 10.6 * 6.3 * 11 inch (L * W * H) and weight: 1.23lb. / 560g. It’s large enough to carry just about everything I need for any length of time. Plus because it’s waterproof, in case anything spills in it, it’s easy to clean. I can even fit my small blow dryer in the middle compartment.

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer back

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer back

Closed MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

Closed MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

The back holds the magazines that I can’t travel without or any paperwork I might need.

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer hanging with compartments closed

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer hanging with compartments closed

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer top zippered compartments

MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer top zippered compartments

Open MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

Open MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer

I can’t begin to tell you just how handy this is and how much it makes me want to get away again. I was able to include all of my toiletries and most of my husband’s. He still had a Dopp Kit for his razor and fragrance and I still had my Tartan + Twine cosmetic holder but we didn’t need anything else.

No matter the length of the trip, even if it were to the gym, I think you’d enjoy this MelodySusie Multi-functional Travel Kit Organizer. The price is incredible right now, take advantage of this deal while you can. The only decision you have to make is which color will you pick! All of life should be this easy.  —  Marcia

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MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

MelodySusie Hanging Travel Bag

Organization for the chronically disorganized: MelodySusie and Zen Cosmetics

I had to laugh when I found out that the Beauty Spotlight Team’s special post was on organization…as my blogging partner Marcia can tell you, I am not exactly the poster girl for having my stuff – or my life! – in order. However, there are two organizational systems that I swear by for organizing my makeup.

MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer

First is my MelodySusie heavy-duty acrylic Cosmetics Organizer.  It has four drawers and two separate compartmentalized pieces. It’s sturdy, easy to clean, and has 24 different compartments. I can house all of my latest favorite cosmetic items and always have them right in front of me so I’m not digging through bags or larger drawers looking for something. Each drawer has a removable black mesh padding that keeps items in their place so they aren’t slipping and sliding around.

The main compartment holds my gel eyeliners, MAC Paint Pots, and blushes.

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

The lower drawer comes with a removable unit that has 10 compartments. I actually put this one on the top of the main unit and use it to hold lipsticks, highlighters, bronzers, eye products like mascara, brow gel, and my eyelash curler, plus various mixing mediums.

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer 10 compartment piece

MelodySusie Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer 10 compartment piece

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer upper box

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer upper box

The third piece, which is the upper box that is typically placed on top of the main unit, also has ten compartments and is tall enough to hold brushes. I put this one on the side and use it for brushes, primer, concealer, foundations, and lip glosses.

I love my MelodySusie organizer because it’s super functional, sturdy, and it holds a ton of stuff in an organized manner that doesn’t come naturally to me. You can find it on Amazon.com.

Zen Cosmetics makeup organizer

Zen Cosmetics makeup organizer

My second favorite cosmetics organizer is my Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer. Marcia gifted me this, probably because she knows how disorganized I am!!  This cute little organizer is a total blessing for me.  It’s small but has a mighty big organizational punch.

quirky top

The silicone base is removable, and it has small openings that hold onto scissors, tweezers, eyeliners, and brushes.  Just squeeze the item in and the Quirky organizer holds it straight up, ready for you to grab, use, then squeeze back in so easy. The spaces expand so they even hold my Doll10 BlendSmart Rotating Foundation Brush.

Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

I put my brushes on one end, my eyeliner pencils in the middle, and my tools like scissors and tweezers on the other end. I can’t believe how much stuff this awesome organizer holds – I keep squeezing more in and can always seem to find room for just one more thing.

My makeup brushes in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

My makeup brushes in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

My eyeliners in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

My eyeliners in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

Tweezer and scissors in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

Tweezer and scissors in my Quirky Cosmetics Organizer

I need help getting organized and the MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetics Organizer and Zen Cosmetics Quirky Makeup Organizer are life savers for me. If you are as chronically disorganized as I am, I hope you will check out these two products. I may be disorganized, but that feeling I get when I am actually organized is wonderful! – Lisa

*MelodySusie is a PR sample, the Quirky is sometimes available at Amazon

Beauty Organizers you need in your life

Top Ten Tuesday has chosen Beauty Organization as this week’s theme. I am the most unorganized person in the world but I love my beauty organizers. Most of these are items I own but a few are wishlist. The Beauty Spotlight Team will also be featuring Organization and that’s when I’ll be sharing my personal pictures. Until then take a look at all the wonderful ways you can organize your life – from $5 to $400!!  — Marcia
1454967731_51jhvqunkrl._sy300_Clear Organic 60 Bottle Nail Polish Organizer –  Of all the nail organizers I looked through this one is the one I think is the most useful (although I’d need about 5 of them). Besides having room for 60 bottles there are 2 drawers at the bottom to hold supples. ($35.50)
1454966686_icebox_wide_5659fc74e36a7_150x150SHERRIEBLOSSOM ICEBOX WIDE is absolutely incredible. This is what you want if you want the finest available. The quality of this is top notch. It’s sturdy, well crafted and holds an amazing amount of product. I’m thrilled to see this on my vanity daily. ($415) There are other styles that Sherrieblossom makes too. *
1454966532_41mf8i5-qul._sy300_ql70_ACRYLIC LIPSTICK HOLDER –  This holds 24 lipsticks and it’s only $10.32. I have a wide drawer in my bathroom which holds about 5 of these. There are other lipstick holders that are tiered but I prefer the flat ones to hold my collection.
1454966311_71m869h0x3l._sl256_MELODYSUSIE LARGE COSMETIC ORGANIZER –  This $49.99 acrylic cosmetic holder is a gem. Both Lisa and I have reviewed this and we just finished a giveaway for one. While this doesn’t hold as much as the Sherrieblossom, it holds a good amount and there’s a separate holder (seen on top) for lipsticks or naipolishes. I like that it holds my rectangular nail polishes easily and  I can even move it elsewhere.*  Reviews:  Marcia’s  –  Lisa’s
1454966142_51zhyf9gvtl._sy300_ql70_ZAHRA SPINNING LIPSTICK TOWER – This is a wishlist item. This “lipstick condominium” has 4 sides and fits 81 lipsticks. If you have counter space this would be a delight to have.  Spin and pick!  ($99)
1454966026_51rcrm1rcel._sx300_MESH VANITY COSMETIC ORGANIZER  – such a handy organizer especially if you have a drawer you can store it in. Large deep capacity holds many shapes and sizes of cosmetics like blushes, compacts, eye shadows, lipsticks, nail polishes. What I like most is the long compartment in the back that I can lay down two sided brushes. Make sure you choose the $12.98 organizer since there’s an identical one that’s almost twice the price.
1454965710_51yyqvuk_2b1l._sy300_STEEL MESH PENCIL CUP  – I have at least 8 of these cups in both silver and black that I’ve bought over the years. They are perfect for holding anything tall. I have one for lip pencils, one for eye pencils, others for lip crayons or eye crayons. I keep my brushes in them too. And the best thing is that they are only $5.25.
1454965592_41ejfj-evnl._sy300_SEVILLE 10 DRAWER ORGANIZER –  I have two of these that I keep in a separate room to hold overload. Now not everyone has overload like I do but I also use one for other things like stationary and important papers. I bought mine at Costco and spent more than the current price of $35.16. It’s also made in white and black if you want something more subtle.
1454965117_s0634525_sc7__splssku_?1454965117BLUE HILLS STUDIO 3 DRAWER CART can be found at office supply stores like Staples. This is perfect for hair product IMO. You can fit all your tools in one drawer, use another for your styling gels, goos and sprays and still have one more for skincare. This sturdy cart ($45.59) will hold up for a long time.
Now that you’ve seen some favorites of mine, check out the other lovelies and decide what organization you can’t live without. — Marcia


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Melody Susie LED Light Gel Nail Dryer plus a double giveaway

melody susie violetiel

You’ve heard both of the Beauty Info Zone bloggers rave about our organizers from Melody Susie. We recommend this all the time and ours get constant use. Well Melody Susie wants to let people know that they have more than the organizers so they kindly sent their Violetiel 24W LED Light Gel Nail Dryer plus they have offered a giveaway for two Melody Susie products.

Melody Susie makes several versions of LED Nail Dryers in a variety of prices. The one that we have (and someone can win) is the white Violetiel Nail Dryer from their Violet Series. This is wonderfully priced at $59.99 and is available in black, silver and white.

Melody Susie Violette Nail Dryer

Melody Susie Violette Nail Dryer

Information from Melody Susie tells us:

  • Fit for almost all kinds of LED GEL Nail Polishes
  • Lightweight, portable, space-saving and wider opening to fit five fingers together
  • No need to replace the lamps. Highly efficient LED light with a life span of 5000
  • 3 Kinds of preset time controls (15s, 30s, 60s), you can choose the proper time according to your needs
  • Cool lighting design provides you a glamourous experience

 

Melody Susie Violette Nail Dryer 3 timer options

Melody Susie Violette Nail Dryer 3 timer options

There are three preset options for timing. With most gel polishes you’ll get by in just 15 seconds per hand but you have the option to use it for longer. Even though this is made for a gel mani I’ve used it with my regular polish to get it to dry faster and it really helps.

Melody Susie Nail Dryer in use

Melody Susie Nail Dryer in use

 Your package will include 1 MelodySusie Nail Dryer, 1 AC/DC Adapter, 1 User Manual

AC Adapter

AC Adapter

Product Details: Power: 24W
Input: 110V-240V 50/60Hz
Output: DC-12V 2.5A
LED: 12 PCS LED
N.W: 0.4KG
Size: 205*200*75mm
Delay time: 15s/30s/60s

For our giveaway one person will win this Melody Susie Violetiel Nail Dryer and one person will win a Melody Susie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer.

Melody Susie Cosmetic Organizer

Melody Susie Cosmetic Organizer

MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer

You should read our reviews of this organizer to get an idea of just how great it is: MARCIA’s review, LISA’s review. We hope too that you’ll visit Melody Susie’s website because the list of items they have is terrific and the prices even better.

Now for the giveaway information: Two winners, one for each of these incredible products. This is US only and open through February 4, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winners will receive a code to order their prize once the giveaway is over. As usual there are two requirements and lots of options: 1. Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone 2. Leave a comment. All other items in the Rafflecopter are options to give you more chances to win. I find that the people who win often come back and do Twitter several times as well as most of the options. If comments close early please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Melody Susie, click enter and continue. We’re excited to present this giveaway to you and hope you’re excited about seeing it here.  —  Marcia

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The perfect gift for the cosmetic lover by MelodySusie

There are three questions that I get asked all the time. What’s your favorite mascara? What concealer should I use for my (dark circles, puffiness, that won’t crease etc.)? How can you organize so many cosmetics, make it look good and easy to find? We all know that your mileage may vary with mascara and concealer. While I have favorites they might be ones that just don’t work for you. But what we can all agree on is that a good cosmetic organizer is going to improve our storage needs. So why not pick one that’s both affordable and good looking?

That’s where the MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer ($49.95 but see coupon code below) comes in. My blog partner Lisa reviewed this so you’ve seen it before but she loves it so much that she asked MelodySusie if I could get one too. That’s true love! And owning this is true love too.

MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer

MelodySusie Large Capacity Cosmetic Organizer

You won’t believe how much this three piece organizer holds. I keep putting items in it and it never seems to fill up. This is made of high quality acrylic that’s easy to clean. Since it’s transparent it’s easy to find what I need. This organizer contains 24 separated compartments.

MelodySusie Organizer main unit for jewelry or cosmetics

MelodySusie Organizer main unit for jewelry or cosmetics

The black that you see in the 5 drawers is really for jewelry storage so items won’t slip around but the same is true for cosmetics so I’ve kept them in. Currently I’ve got all my ColourPop plus shadows that I haven’t worn yet from other brands in the drawers. I love that I can keep these separated so I can actually find them.

MelodySusie Organizer top drawers

MelodySusie Organizer top drawers

MelodySusie organizer midldle drawer

MelodySusie organizer middle drawer

MelodySusie Organizer bottom drawer

MelodySusie Organizer bottom drawer

The bottom drawer is tall enough for me to stack the blushes so I actually have a lot more room to use. As shown I have 37 eyeshadows and blushes with room to spare.

There are two separate units that come with this and you can decide where you want to place them. My set up is that the curved unit stands on top of the main unit. I can fit a lot of lip products and foundations in there. The straight unit would also be great for lipstick but I’m loving it to store the nail polishes I’m wearing lately and some I can’t wait to wear.

MelodySusie rounded unit empty

MelodySusie rounded unit empty

MelodySusie rounded unit with products in it

MelodySusie rounded unit with products in it

MelodySusie flat unit storing nail polish

MelodySusie flat unit storing nail polish

Here are some of the “official pictures”. The top one shows all three units stacked.

 

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer

MelodySusie Cosmetics Organizer

Dimensions and separate pieces:

MelodySusie Cosmetic OrganizerMelodySusie Large Cosmetics Organizer

The whole Cosmetic organizer is divided into 3 parts, you can arrange them as preferred:
The upper box with 10 Compartments
The middle box with 4 Drawers
The bottom part in the 4th drawer with 10 Compartments

MelodySusie Large Capacity Organizer

MelodySusie Large Capacity Organizer

My arrangement changes as needed since there is so much room to keep adding products. Palettes fit well in the drawers and can be stacked easily. The MelodySusie Large Capacity Organizer isn’t too large for even my small bathroom counter but it’s large enough to fit my beloved products.

Not only would this be perfect for you when you ask “How can I organize my stash both beautifully and affordably?” but it would make an amazing gift for someone you know. With a family of beauty lovers I know I’ve got a list of people who’d want to see this as their holiday gift. To sweeten the pot we have a code for another $10 but it only lasts through November 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. That means this fabulous product from MelodySusie is yours for just $39.99. The code is F50TMHBN. Use it now so you won’t be sorry later.  — Marcia

*sent for consideration

MelodySusie Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush

MelodySusie Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush Silicon Vibrating Waterproof Facial Cleansing System (Rose)

I’ve been using a sonic facial cleansing machine for about three years now. It actually JUST ran out of juice, and since it’s been three years of course I can’t find the charger cord!! So I was definitely happy when MelodySusie sent their Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush to try. The retail price for this is normally $79.99, but it’s on sale right now for $39.99. Compared to the $200 price tag of my original brush, this one is a steal.

MelodySusie Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush front

MelodySusie Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush front

MelodySusie Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush back

MelodySusie Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush back

This little gem looks a lot like my original sonic facial cleanser, although it’s not exact. The MelodySusie version is smaller and has a different shape – sort of wavy whereas my original one is oval. The MelodySusie comes in pink or blue, and it comes with a USB charging cord. You can bet I will be much more careful when I store this one!!

MelodySusie Facial Cleansing Brush

 The best way to use this (or any sonic facial cleansing brush) is as the second step in double cleansing. First, remove makeup using a makeup remover – my all time favorite is Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover ($15). I actually always have at least three of these on hand – one I am using and two backups.  

PaulasChoiceGentleTouchMakeupRemover

(You can get $10 off your first order from Paula’s Choice by clicking HERE – this will also give me ‘Refer a Friend’ credit.)  

After removing makeup, wet skin and apply face cleanser, then use the MelodySusie brush. It works in the cleanser and massages skin. The 3 button interface is exactly like my original sonic facial cleanser. It also has many other of the same features, such as the long-lasting charge and being 100% waterproof. I find the texture of the MelodySusie brush is slightly different from my original brush…just a little less flexible and soft. It has the same sonic technology and vibrates 6000 times per minute.

The deep cleansing that a sonic brush provides helps your cleanser work more efficiently. It also reduces pore size and helps your skin care absorb better, so it’s even more effective.

MelodySusie Super Wash

If you are in the market for a facial cleansing brush, I definitely recommend the MelodySusie Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush! The price is amazing and the results are very close to the more spendy version.  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration