Giveaway week continues with Shave with Benefits

Giveaway imageWe’d like to thank Shave with Benefits for sponsoring a giveaway for our blogoversary. This is a brand that we’ve talked about several times, shared with fellow bloggers and use all the time. Shave with Benefits

Shave with Benefits is an all natural company, part of Eco-Armour. This is a brand that’s great for men and women. The botanicals used in the products are great for everyone. This foams up making your skin soft and ready for shaving. Plus it’s a fabulous face and body wash. I (Marcia) used Bergamot + Pink Grapefruit for 2 weeks after I had an incident with a product and it calmed my skin right down. All of these contain witch hazel as the natural base for this foam as well as containing high quality aloe vera, essential oils, vegetable glycerin and citric acid.ingredients for Shave with Benefits Mint+Eucalyptus

Pomegranate + Mango is a refreshing, calming and moisturizing tropical shaving blend.

Mint + Eucalyptus has a tingly, invigorating and energizing shave sensation!

Bergamot + Pink Grapefruit is soothing, gentle citrus solution for super sensitive skin!

There will be two U.S. winners and they’ll each receive all three of these in the 1.7 oz size. You’ll get to see for yourself why this was such a rave for me that I used it in my Makeup Wars Spa Day post. Wait for the Rafflecopter. This is open through May 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

*prizes provided by Eco-Armour/Shave with Benefits

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Makeup Wars goes to the SPA


This is going to be an especially interesting Makeup Wars for me since I’ve never been to a spa. I’ve seen them in movies and on TV but I’ve never had the experience. Therefore I’m explaining what I like to do on days I consider “spa” days. Ones that relax me and help me do some beauty treatments I wouldn’t normally do. Some of these products were sent for review purposes* and each are used with love.

First off I’d start with a shower. My hot water doesn’t last especially long so this is going to be a two step shower. I’ll wash my hair with DermOrganic Argan Hydrating Shampoo* and follow that with DermOrganic Intense Hair Masque*. I love how DermOrganic’s products leave my hair so shiny and silky. The Hair Masque adds in much needed moisture. I’ll then put on my trusty polka-dot shower cap to let it all soak in.

DermOrganic line

DermOrganic line

Next is my body and I’d use Argan Magic’s Zesty Orange Body Scrub*. I’m amazed I still have some of this left but I have been savoring it. I love the smell and feel of this since it’s not gritty plus it has Argan Oil in it and my winter skin needs this added moisture.

Argan Magic Zesty Orange Body Scrub

Argan Magic Zesty Orange Body Scrub

I wish I still had the Argan Magic Bloomin’ Body Wash but that’s long gone. I’ll use a muslin cloth to get off all of the scrub and then I’ll hop out of the shower to work on my face and let my hot water refresh itself. I’m going to put on my BrokeDown Bath Wrap that was in my February PopSugar Must Have Box.

Broke Down body towel

Broke Down body towel

I’m going to do a facial mask next and the one I’m picking is from Somme Institute* and it’s called Boost. This is one of my favorite masks. It’s a self-warming mask and works wonders in under 10 minutes. It doesn’t harden and make my face tight so it’s great using prior to makeup.

Somme Institute BOOST

Somme Institute BOOST

I’d also do an eye mask like the one by Biobliss*. A full review of this is coming up soon so you can see how great this is. I did it last week along with several other things already in this review to prepare to write. My eyes were thanking me for days.

Biobliss Anti-Wrinkle Patch for Eyes

Biobliss Anti-Wrinkle Patch for Eyes

I'm in bliss with Biobliss

I’m in bliss with Biobliss

After removal of the Biobliss I’m back in the shower and will finally shave my legs. I’m lucky that I don’t have to shave my legs often but when I do I almost always reach for Shave With Benefits*. This gentle shaving foam protects my legs from cuts and in addition acts as a body wash. It’s gentle enough for face and body as well as shaving. Off comes the shower cap and my hair gets totally rinsed out.

Three steps left that are all moisturizing. First I’m slathering up my body with Aveeno Positively Nourishing Energizing Body Lotion*. My favorite scent in this is Pomegranate+Grapefruit. I was sent my first one as an Aveeno Ambassador but have since bought this as it’s a scent I enjoy and that doesn’t overpower me.

Aveeno Energizing Pomegranate + Grapefruit

Aveeno Energizing Pomegranate + Grapefruit

Next I’m using Miracle Foot Repair. I share this with my husband actually since we both have very dry feet and find this to take care of the cracks and discomfort we often feel. For spa time I’m going to definitely put socks on so it will sink in.

Miracle Foot Repair

Miracle Foot Repair

For my final act I’ll use Hand Perfection’s Anti-Aging Hand Care System*, specifically the Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15. This is another upcoming review. Not only does this system have the Nourishing Day Cream but it also contains Rejuvenating Night Cream and a Nail and Cuticle Treatment Pen. It’s a wonderful system plus there’s no fragrance to the creams so I love it all the more.

Hand Perfection Day Cream

Hand Perfection Day Cream

Well for someone who said it would be difficult to write about this, I am my typically wordy self. All of these products, whether sent for a possible review or purchased myself, are keepers and belong in my Spa day and just about any day. Please use the links to read what the other Makeup Wars bloggers have done for their spa day. I’m eager to find out about new products and exactly what I missed. Any special spa items you love? — Marcia

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Eco-Armour comes to the rescue this summer with wonderful products and a giveaway

Beauty Info Zone always gets excited when we learn about a new brand and it’s even more exciting when the brand is so new that it only has been available to everyone since late April 2012. The brand we want you to learn more about with us is Eco-Armour Shave With Benefits. Shave With Benefits is just like your friend with benefits – you get extras! This is a company that has created a luxurious botanical based shaving foam. So not only do you get to use the best shaving product around but you also get aromatherapy while doing so. Eco-Armour is a brand that makes products for men and women to both use and share so even your significant other gets benefits with your purchase (ladies, it’s a great excuse to buy!!). In addition to Shave with Benefits they have also created a terrific mosquito repellant called Outdoor. Read what Marcia and Lisa have experienced with these and stay tuned for a giveaway!!  All eco-armour products are natural liquid-based, non-aerosol foams guaranteed to work when used as directed.

Marcia’s Side:

If I asked you to make a list of your least favorite beauty jobs I’m betting that shaving your legs is towards the top of that list. For me blow drying my thick hair is number one but number two is shaving my legs. I’m always worried that I’m going to nick myself plus I hate the extra time it takes in the shower. But with SHAVE WITH BENEFITS in my shower that job loses place two on the list and ends up much further down. I actually don’t mind shaving quite as much when I can use a product I enjoy. Shave With Benefits is a terrific shaving foam that is botanical based. It comes in three scents: Bergamot + Pink Grapefruit (my favorite), Mint + Eucalyptus, and Pomegranate + Mango. ($24 dollars each or $60 for the trio, each 5 oz.) Bergamot + Pink Grapefruit is a light citrus and is highly recommended for sensitive skin. Mint + Eucalyptus is refreshing and almost tingly so it’s like a spa experience. Pomegranate + Mango has an exotic fragrance. All of these contain witch hazel as the natural base for this foam  as well as containing high quality aloe vera, essential oils, vegetable glycerin and citric acid.

Shaving has become much easier and much more pleasant since I not only get a close shave but this gentle foam creates a barrier on my skin that prevents me from getting small nicks. It’s very moisturizing and this summer I haven’t even felt the need to follow up with a body lotion most days.

More benefits: You only have to shake the jar a little to create the rich foam, you can tell right away when it’s time to stop shaking which is just a little benefit but one I appreciate. Another benefit is that I learned that after shaving and rinsing my razor, it’s good to leave a line of the foam on the blade; it helps extend the life of the razor head! And one more benefit is that I can use this not only for shaving but as a facial and body cleanser. No wonder the creator called it “with benefits”.

Lisa’s Side:

I tried Shave with Benefits in Pomegranate + Mango, which smells truly wonderful.  It’s a super fresh, invigorating scent that is unisex – my hubby loves it too.  It does a terrific job of leaving my skin super smooth after shaving, and what I really love is that it’s natural liquid-based and non-aerosol.

Shave with Benefits non-aerosol top

I also tried a totally different kind of product called  Outdoor Botanical Insect Repellent and Moisturizer.  Now, typically these types of products smell pretty awful – which is what I always thought was what kept the insects away!  But apparently not, because this smells really nice, like lemons.

Eco Armor Outdoor Insect Repellent

This is a spray that goes on wet.  First you shake, spray, then rub it in.  It really does leave your skin super moisturized, and it repels biting and disease-carrying insects like mosquitos and black flies.  It’s also 100% botanical!  That means no DEET inside.  It’s also great for relieving pain from sunburn and skin irritations.

I go hiking all the time, and after the nasty smelling insect repellents I have endured, this was a totally refreshing change.

Now for our GIVEAWAY. Eco-Armour has generously donated all 4 of the products reviewed. The winner will receive the 2 oz sizes of Shave With Benefits in all 3 fragrances as well as Outdoor Insect Repellent (also 2 oz). You must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone and live in the US to enter. This giveaway is open through July 18, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Wait for the Rafflecopter to load and then enter!

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*pr samples; prizes donated by PR