The beautiful Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes are amazing

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

When you shop for eyeshadow do you often look and say “I’d love that but I don’t like these 2 colors so maybe I shouldn’t buy it” or “If only this palette had a bright purple then it would be perfect”? If you talk to yourself like Marcia and Lisa do then Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette is the answer to the questions you’ve asked. Buxom has created a few pre-made palettes that are lovely but what we’re most excited about is that Custom Palette. We were sent two to share with you. These aren’t sold exactly like our pictures because they were created with us in mind.

This Sephora Exclusive is a total bargain too. Bought separately it would cost you $112 but when you purchase the palette and 6 single shadows of your choice it’s only $40. Add 6 of the shades you want on Sephora and you’ll automatically get the palette to put them in.

40 Buxom shadows to choose from

40 Buxom shadows to choose from

You get your choice out of 40 Eyeshadow Bar shades and you’ll have trouble deciding on only 6. These shadows have incredible pigmentation and use primer-infused technology to help keep the colors vibrant. They are silky smooth too. You can choose all matte or satin or metallic or a mix of all. Whatever your little heart desires!

If you don’t want to do the work then choose one of the the ones already put together that are in special packaging for the same $40 price. There’s Pastel Persuasion (Feather Boa (matte pastel pink), Famous Flirt (matte pastel peach), Mix & Mingle (matte vanilla), Room Service (iridescent mint), Lacy Chic (matte sky), Jetsetter (matte greige); Dolly’s Wild Side (Silk Sheets (chai luster), Champagne Buzz (shimmering pearl), Lingerie Lover (matte mauve), Mink Magnet (metallic bronze), Spoiled Sexy (matte deep mauve), Wild Nights (shimmering sugar plum); and May Contain Nudity ( Satin Seduction (bisque luster), Gimme Gorgeous (matte camel), Gold Status (metallic brass), Big Spender (matte sable), Haute Couture (metallic java), Style Icon (metallic taupe).

Enough about that… let’s get to the palettes we’ve got!!

two Buxom Custome Eyeshadow Bars

two Buxom Custom Eyeshadow Bars

LISA’S PALETTE:

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

We were sent two palettes and lucky me Marcia let me choose. I surprised her by choosing the one with warmer shades. I fell in love with the golden 24K Stilettos and just to had to have it!

The texture of these eyeshadows is buttery goodness. They apply very smoothly and have tons of pigment. The packaging is pretty ingenious. The bar of eyeshadows is made from individual pans that can be popped in and out, so you can not only choose your shades but also rearrange them into any order.

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

My shades include:  DIAMOND DARLING (shimmering frost), STAR TREATMENT (matte hazelnut), 24K STILETTOS (metallic gold), FILTHY RICH (matte chestnut), DESIGNER OR DIE (matte beige), and INVITE ONLY (matte terracotta).

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes DIAMOND DARLING and STAR TREATMENT

Diamond Darling is very pretty and VERY pigmented. I thought maybe I could use it on my brow but definitely not – too shimmery. It is, however, amazing as a lid shade as well as patted over a matte shade with my finger.  Star Treatment is like the perfect crease shade in my world…buttery, matte medium brown.

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes 24K STILETTOS and FILTHY RICH

Oh, can you even believe how gorgeous 24K Stilettos is??? Just a to die for golden metallic with hints of blue and green. Amazing on brown eyes! Filthy Rich is a tad red for my tastes, but wow for a matte shade this has the nicest texture and it blends like a dream.

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes

Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Palettes DESIGNER OR DIE and INVITE ONLY

Designer or Die and Invite Only are both terrific base shades. Invite Only is another favorite of mine in this palette – I use it as a wash with a touch of Designer or Die on my brow, along with some thick black eyeliner for a quick day look.

Overall this palette is a HUGE winner – I love the packaging, the ease of mixing and matching the shades, the texture and pigmentation of the eyeshadows…YAY!!!!!

 MARCIA’S PALETTE:

Out of the two palettes sent to us I ended up with the most colorful one and I’m loving the variety in it.

Buxom Custom Palette

Buxom Custom Palette

The shades I have, in the order shown, are  PATENT LEATHER (sparkling blackberry), FAUX (iridescent snakeskin), PURE PLATINUM (silver metallic), COOL CAVIAR (shimmering gunmetal), BOLD BLING (metallic rose gold) and GOLD STATUS (metallic brass).

Buxom swatches: Patent Leather, Faux, Pure Platinum, Cool Caviar, Bold Bling, Gold Status

Buxom swatches: Patent Leather, Faux, Pure Platinum, Cool Caviar, Bold Bling, Gold Status

These shadows are incredibly pigmented and they wear all day long on me – seriously, from morning to late at night. I’ve yet to have to touch them up if I’m going out at night. Beside the wonderful shades I find that there’s basically no fall out.

With Patent Leather and Faux I pat them on, I don’t smooth them on. Especially with Faux and its iridescent brown, purple, green shade I’m careful since I don’t want to change the way this can change. I could see that some people would compare this shade to MAC Club but it’s so much prettier. This actually is a true duochrome that looks different depending on the angle of your face and the amount of light. It’s a magnificient shade. Patent Leather just doesn’t show in these pictures but it’s a beautiful purple shade once on. I’ve gotten away from purples lately but this is one I will keep wearing.

Pure Platinum is a silver that can be icy blue too. On my eyes it takes on a blue tint and when I pair it with the incredibly pigmented Cool Caviar I get a sultry eye that is party ready.

Bold Bling is described as a metallic rose gold but it’s not highly metallic and it’s got more rose than gold. I’ve worn it with other shades in the brown family and loved how it plays off a dark brown like Buxom’s Haute Couture (metallic java). I expected Gold Status to be a little too strong for me since it’s a warm brass shade but it’s not glittery so it’s totally wearable.

eye looks with Pure Platinum & Cool Caviar,  Bold Bling & Gold Status

eye looks with Pure Platinum & Cool Caviar, Bold Bling & Gold Status

I loved this palette so much that I instantly created another and bought it from Sephora. I promise I’ll share it since I even did swatch pictures. I love the fact that you can make what you want and interchange them too. The shadows snap in and out with ease so I plan on switching out some of the shades in my personally made palette and adding Bold Bling & Gold Status to it for a while. Just think of all the fun I can have!

While these were sent for editorial consideration, Beauty Info Zone is in love!

You’ll love the Tara Smith hair care line and you’ll love this giveaway

Tara Smith haircare line

Tara Smith haircare products are not only beautiful but they are wonderful to use. We were sent products to use ourselves and tell you about them plus one of you will be able to win the shampoo, conditioner and hair styling product of your choice. Let’s learn more, shall we?

Tara Smith is a celebrity hair stylist. She’s responsible for some of the beautiful looks you see on stars like Marisa Tomei, Rosario Dawson and (sigh) Gerard Butler. But she’s more than that. She’s a woman who made a commitment to make products that are free from toxins and harsh chemicals, ones that feed your hair. She wants your hair to be de-stressed so that it’s beautifully healthy. Tara Smith Hair is a vegan, cruelty free, gluten free line.

Her products consist of 4 cleansing and conditioning lines and 4 different styling products

-          Cleansing and Conditioning products: Feed the Root Shampoo & Conditioner, Gorgeously Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner, Shine On Shampoo & Conditioner, and Working Curls Shampoo & Conditioner

Tara Smith shampoos

Tara Smith shampoos

-          Styling products: Base Coat Serum, Shining Moment Glosser, Rock On Hard Gel, Brilliant Thickening Cream

Tara Smith styling products

Tara Smith styling products

“All of my haircare products are fully vegan and not tested on animals. Every product is free from animal-derived ingredients, parabens, SLES, glycols, phthalates, PEGS, artificial coloring, and synthetic fragrances.” – Tara

MARCIA’S SIDE:

It’s my job to describe all the products in the Tara Smith line. I’ll be brief but I’d love to be long. These products contain amazing ingredients and what I’ve used has produced beautiful, shiny hair.

FEED THE ROOT Shampoo and Conditioner ($16 each): If your hair is weighed down because of products Feed The Root shampoo and conditioner are the ones you’d want. They don’t strip hair, instead they cleanse enough to get rid of impurities yet leave your hair shiny and healthy.

Tara Smith Feed The Root

Tara Smith Feed The Root

GORGEOUSLY GENTLE shampoo and conditioner ($16 each): This set of products are the ones most of you will love. It’s a wonderful everyday line that calms your your scalp. Lisa will give you more information on this line.

Tara Smith Gorgeously Gentle

Tara Smith Gorgeously Gentle

SHINE ON shampoo and conditioner ($16 each) is the line I’ve been using and totally loving. I color treat my hair and I was able to go an extra week this time because my hair was as vibrant as ever. It’s the perfect line for anyone who does any process on their head because it helps strengthen your hair as well as protect it and create blinding shine.

Tara Smith Shine On

Tara Smith Shine On

WORKING CURLS shampoo and conditioner ($16 each): Tara Smith didn’t forget all the beauties with glorious curls or even the ones who just want glorious curls. This set of shampoo and conditioner combats frizz while strengthening, conditioning and protecting them. Anyone with waves or curls is going to love these two.

Tara Smith Working Curls

Tara Smith Working Curls

Tara Smith Styling products

Tara Smith Styling products

SHINING MOMENT GLOSSER SPRAY ($18) is for already styled hair. I’m not really a spray type person but this one I like – a lot. This is the top coat to finish your hair. The spray is very light, unlike an aerosol spray. It helps with shine and control. It’s not stiff at all so I can still comb through my hair with my fingers.

ROCK ON HARD GEL ($18) works to control your style without stiffness. It’s loaded with minerals to keep your hair smooth and protected.

BASE COAT SERUM ($26) is a product I’ve been using as my styling product when I wash my hair. They call this the “foundation primer” for your hair. I put a few small pumps in my hand, rub my hands together and fingercomb it through my hair prior to blow drying. It’s all I need to keep away frizz and to make my hair so easy to manage. Plus it helps with the shine. A true winner for me.

BRILLIANT THICKENING CREAM ($24) is Tara Smith’s most popular styling product. It’s a volumizer that is perfect for those of you who heat style. Not only will your hair be super shiny but it will be strengthened and bouncy.

LISA’S SIDE:

Have you ever seen such cool packaging for a hair care line?? I love having my shower lined with these beautiful creatures! The product inside lives up to the glorious outside. I use FEED THE ROOT SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER once a week as a clarifying treatment, and the GORGEOUSLY GENTLE SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER on the other days for lots of moisture (thanks to the aloe vera) and tons of shine. I also get an amazing amount of volume and bounce with the BRILLIANT THICKENING CREAM, which I apply to damp hair before styling.

Not only did I get to test these fab hair products, I also was able to do an email interview with the gorgeous Tara Smith herself!

The incredibly beautiful Tara Smith

The incredibly beautiful Tara Smith

Me: What role do botanicals play in creating healthy hair?

TS: For healthy hair, you always want to make sure you are nourishing locks with healthy ingredients. Some of my favorite botanicals such as Tea Tree Oil, Bamboo Extract, Rosemary Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, and Sweet Almond Protein work to replenish, deeply cleanse, soothe, and hydrate hair for amazing shine and strength.

Me: What are some of the biggest environmental stresses on hair, and besides great products, how can we best protect hair from these stresses?

TS: Some major environmental stresses on hair include heat, dry cold air, and especially humidity in the summer! Humidity will cause hair strands swell up and make frizz up in minutes. To keep hair smooth and shielded from extreme moisture in the air, try my Base Coat Serum! This high-performance little bottle packs a botanical punch to give you nourished and frizz-free locks – with lab studies showing it can control frizz in 80% humidity for up to 24 hours after use! The serum was also proven to increase shine by 65%!

Me: You work with a lot of celebrities…has any one in particular influenced style ideas or any of your products?

TS: Working with actors and actresses since I was 21 allowed me to gain a ton valuable experience and have my ultimate aha moment! With my film star clients demanding only natural products in their hair, I realized there wasn’t a natural, high-performance line that did the job. It was then that I decided to develop my own line with high performance botanical technology that made all types of hair look as good as it feels and feel as good as it looks! When it comes to style, I created Rosario Dawson’s lob after she needed fresh new look which became a big hit soon after!

Big thanks to Tara Smith for her insightful answers and her amazing products. Now that you know about Tara Smith Hair get on it and enter our giveaway.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is open to US subscribers only. You get to pick the set of shampoo and conditioner that best suits your hair along with the styling product of your choice. That’s a pretty amazing deal since you get exactly want your head needs. The giveaway runs through August 31st. If comments close early you can email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with your comment and then continue. Put on your thinking caps and decide which of these sound perfect for you!!
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Living large with Buxom Full-On Lip Polish

Buxom Full-On Lip GlossBuxom Cosmetics believes bigger is always better…they are all about vivid colors, plumped lips, and bold looks. This Sephora-exclusive line has an amazing array of shades (100 colors of lip gloss? Sign us up!) so everyone should be able to find their perfect match, even introverts who aren’t particularly into living out loud. Buxom Cosmetics sent us three shades of their Full-On Lip Polish to review and we couldn’t wait to see how it transformed our lips.

Full-On Lip Polish ($19) is a sheer tinted gloss that is also a lip plumper. The packaging is retro-cool and every shade is named for a gorgeous gal.  Ingredients include Vitamins A and E for a softer pucker, but how wearable is this lip gloss?

Buxom Full-On Lip Gloss

Buxom Full-On Lip Gloss

Lisa’s Side:  I tested two shades, Jennifer and Trixie.  Jennifer is a “flirty fuchsia”. I love the sparkling berry shade – it has an iridescence that is really beautiful. While I’m not sure if it actually makes my lips much bigger, I do love the longevity of this gloss.

Buxom Jennifer Full-On Lip Gloss

Buxom Jennifer Full-On Lip Gloss

Trixie is a “24 karat pink” that is a bit more on the sheer side. I find there is quite a bit of peach in this pink and it has the same beautiful iridescent quality as Jennifer. By itself, it’s a pretty wash of color that perks up my lips; it is also gorgeous over warm-toned lipstick.

Buxom Trixie Full-On Lip Gloss

Buxom Trixie Full-On Lip Gloss

Buxom Full-On Lip Gloss swatches:  Jennifer and Trixie

Buxom Full-On Lip Gloss swatches: Jennifer and Trixie

They both make my lips tingle in a pleasant way that is almost addictive.  I love my shades and am definitely a fan of the formula…I want to try Lisa just because it would be a lot of fun to have a lip gloss with my own name on it. Be sure to search for your name and check out the graphic girl to see if she looks like you!

Marcia’s Side:

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Jennifer, Dani and Trixie

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Jennifer, Dani and Trixie

What a beautiful trio of women we have right here. I chose Dani as the Lip Polish I want to wear. Dani is described as a berry pink. It’s the shade I’m drawn to over and over. I love that it’s so sheer and that I can apply it without looking when I realize I have no lip color on. Being a sheer lip color you aren’t going to get the depth you see in the tube. Buxom suggests pairing it up with a Full On Lipstick to get a fuller, more long lasting look.

Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dani

Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dani

These Lip Polishes are meant to be plumping but they aren’t the type of plump that has you in pain. It’s a subtle effect. I notice the fragrance of it (sweet with a touch of chocolate to my nose) more than I notice the plump factor. But what I really notice is the incredible shine that this has.

Buxom Lip Polish in Dani

Buxom Lip Polish in Dani

There are several finishes in these Buxom Lip Polishes – satin and diamond shades. Dani, like her pals Jennifer and Trixie, is satin but there’s a teeny tiny amount of shimmer to it too that makes lips glow even more. These tubes are substantial so you are getting a good amount of gloss for the money.

Have you tried any of these beauties yet?

*sent for editorial consideration #BuxomBabe

Side by side: lessons Marcia and Lisa learn from each other (and check out this Farmhouse Fresh Giveaway)

heart for beauty infoThere are lots of amazing beauty blogs out there and we learn a ton from our blogging friends every single day. What you may not know, however, is that we also learn so much from each other! We have both been reviewing products and writing beauty articles for over ten years and we have been working together on Beauty Info Zone for five of those years. Sometimes Marcia gives an essential tip that Lisa finds she can’t live without; sometimes Lisa challenges Marcia to try something out of her comfort zone with surprising results. Today we are writing about one of best gifts we’ve found through the years from each other.

Lisa’s Side:

Long ago, Marcia and I met online through ‘swapping’ on MakeUpAlley. Marcia then told me about another website she ran where there was a great beauty community with reviews and wonderful chat boards. Sadly, that website eventually went out of business, but I made some lifelong friends from all over the world. I also learned one of my favorite beauty tips ever from my future blogging partner, Marcia!

part of Lisa's gel eyeliner collection

part of Lisa’s gel eyeliner collection

Ok, so you know how gel eyeliners are wonderful…they are easy to apply, they are fun to work with because you can go super defined or you can smudge out the line, they are way easier to work with than liquid liners, and they have even better lasting power than pencil eyeliners. What isn’t so wonderful is how quickly those little pots of amazingness dry out. I could never use up an entire pot of gel liner before it became hard and totally useless.

Old way of using gel eyeliners

Old way of using gel eyeliners

I still remember the joy I felt when I read this tip from Marcia: to get the most out of your gel eyeliner, use the outer side of the pot first. Take your brush and grab liner around the rim. This helps keep the integrity of the product and makes it last and last and last. Some of my favorite gel liners are Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliners. I lost quite a few before I started using this simple trick Marcia taught me. I actually have gel liner pots that are seven years old and they are still as fresh as the day I bought them!!

the best way to use a gel eyeliner

the best way to use a gel eyeliner

Marcia has steered me toward many ‘perfect’ Lisa products, but her gel eyeliner tip stands out for me since it has saved me tons of money over the years. I think of her every time I use a gel liner!

Marcia’s Side:

What Lisa has taught me (besides the fact that I have to loosen up) is not to be so afraid of products. She’ll often convince me to try something that’s out of my comfort zone. Most times she’s right but today’s review is all about hitting the bullseye with FARMHOUSE FRESH. Every time a product from Farmhouse Fresh was offered I’d send the email to Lisa and tell her that it was perfect for her. But recently I did that and she insisted that it was something I was going to love and that I had to do it. Thank you Lisa!!

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub is amazing. When I use this in the shower I don’t want to get out. The smell is to die for. I wish we had Smell-O-Blog for you to sniff what I sniff. It’s a combination of real watermelon seed oil, sweet basil oil and organic vodka mixed with sugar and rice bran oil. This isn’t a wimpy scrub, the sugar (with some salt in it) gives you a lot to work with to help exfoliate your skin. It washes cleanly off leaving behind a little bit of nourishing oil. It also dissolves in the shower so you don’t go slip sliding away.

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

I keep a plastic spoon in my shower to mix the oil into the scrub to evenly disperse it. This Farmhouse Fresh Body Scrub not only makes me smell delicious but it leaves my skin wonderfully soft. I hate to use a body lotion after it so I wait as long as I can before applying anything else. I just want to smell myself. That fragrant aroma does fade away so you can continue with a fragrance of your choice – but I wish it didn’t.

Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub is 97% natural and vegan and has no parabens or sulfates. My skin feels soft and refreshed. I want to call Lisa after my showers to thank her but instead I’ll just let her smell me next time we meet.farmhouse fresh giveawy

Update – we’ve just realized that Farmhouse Fresh has a Facebook giveaway for 10 of the amazing Watermelon Vodkatini Body Scrubs. It’s easy to enter by following on Instagram. This is open through August 2nd and then announced on Watermelon Day, August 3rd.

Thanks for reading a little about us. What have you learned from the Beauty Info Zone team?

*Farmhouse Fresh sent for editorial consideration

 

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream and DMAE Firming Fluid

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It’s no secret that the Beauty Info Zone ladies love Reviva Labs products. We are always thrilled to receive these for review and to buy more on our own. This reasonably priced skin care line hits all the right buttons. The company was started over 40 years ago and sold in skin care salons and health food stores worldwide. They are proud (as they should be) that their products are not only effective but also cruelty free. With two products that we’ve been testing, here’s our Side by Side Review.

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid and Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid and Nourishing Cream

MARCIA AND REVIVA LABS DMAE FIRMING FLUID

I’ve been using both of the products we’re reviewing today since they work so well together. DMAE is a thin serum so I start with this over my entire face and neck. It contains a higher potency of DMAE Concentrate which helps to firm and tone skin. I’m sure almost everyone reading this would love to help firm skin.

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

DMAE FIRMING FLUID ($19) contains 5% DMAE compared to the normal 1/2%- 1% in most creams and serums. Rather than try to paraphrase perfection, here’s what Reviva Labs tells us about DMAE: Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is often called “facelift in a jar” by skin care specialists, because it helps firm and tighten the skin. With regular use DMAE will give skin a more defined, youthful appearance.
DMAE, a component of cell membranes, is also one of the substances used by the body to make the neurotransmitter molecule acetylcholine. DMAE’s firming effects are believed to involve the signaling of acetylcholine in the skin.

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

This Firming Fluid is a great first step before the Nourishing Cream. It isn’t sticky, it sinks into my skin within a minute and then I apply Nourishing Cream over it. If you want firming and more youthful skin along with the compliments that you’ll receive on your skin tone, then here’s where you should start.

LISA AND REVIVA LABS NOURISHING CREAM

Do you want plump, smooth skin with less wrinkles? Then you want the Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream ($25). I love many Reviva products, but this is my all time favorite. The ingredient list is simply outstanding with 10 EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) oils. Here are the ten reasons you want this amazing moisturizer for your face, neck, and hands.

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

1.  Sunflower Oil is one of the best cosmetic ingredients out there since it has no fragrance and is a fantastic emollient and inflammation reducer.

2.  Flaxseed Oil is another star ingredient – it’s an antioxidant, emollient, and it has linoleic acid, which is excellent for skin repair.

3.  Borage Oil is another non-fragrant ingredient with linoleic acid, and is a fabulous antioxidant, emollient, and inflammation reducer.

4.  Rosehip Oil is a very emollient oil with antioxidant properties.

5.  Hemp Seed Oil is a fatty acid known for excellent emollient properties.

6.  Avocado Oil is a non-fragrant plant oil that is, you guessed it, a terrific emollient and antioxidant. Are you sensing a trend here??

7.  Wheat Germ Oil is a non-fragrant emollient oil that skin loves.

8.  Black Currant Seed Oil is one of the best antioxidant anti-inflammatories. It’s an awesome emollient for skin.

9.  Olive Oil is an emollient that contains squalene, which you may have also heard of. It also has linoleic acid and is a great antioxidant.

10.  Sesame Oil is yet another excellent emollient.

Inside Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Inside Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

With ten different oils, an understandable assumption is that this must be one heavy, pore-clogging cream. Much to my delight, all of these oils are combined into a truly elegant formula – a light cream so beautiful I could almost eat it with a spoon.

EFA’s (also known as Omega-3 and Omega-6) come from plants and they restore the skin to a youthful appearance. What does youthful skin look like? Full, plump, and smooth. If I could fill a bathtub with Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream and soak my whole body in it, I would. However, I am settling for smoothing it onto my face, neck and hands. You should too!!

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Touch Up any time with ROOTSTIX

Do you ever run out of time to get everything done? Do you put off certain beauty tasks because there aren’t enough hours in the day to do what you really want? Do you get frustrated with how you look when you put those niceties off? The Beauty Info Zone bloggers run into this all the time and it drives us nuts. rootstix logo

One of our biggest problems is finding the time to get our hair colored before others notice that we have (GASP) gray hair or roots showing. When ROOTSTIX offered to send their temporary color sticks we were happy to try these out.

Rootstix

Rootstix

ROOTSTIX are thin pens that can be used on your head and your face. Touch up your roots, use them to fill in your brows and if you happen to have a mustache that you (or maybe the guy in your life) wants to fill in, this is a great product.

ROOTSTIX is available in 5 shades: black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown and red. At $15 this is a great tool to have in your arsenal.

MARCIA USES ROOTSTIX IN MEDIUM BROWN

Rootstix Medium Brown

Rootstix Medium Brown

I chose Medium Brown and it’s a great match for my hair color. Since my hair grows in gray (or is it white by now?) I have a lot to cover up.

before Rootstix

before Rootstix

after using Rootstix in the same area

after using Rootstix in the same area

I have to work pretty hard with Rootstix to cover though because of the precise tip on it. Even though I started using it on my roots, I’m now using it on the hair around the side of my face. Those are silver and they are stubborn as all get out. They also drive me crazy. Using the fine tip of Rootstix is now saving me from having those bug me. I can use it easily without getting anything on my face. Rootstix isn’t messy, it isn’t greasy and it dries quickly.

Medium Brown Rootstix

Medium Brown Rootstix

LISA USES ROOTSTIX IN LIGHT BROWN

Rootstix

I can assuredly say that my hair is WHITE. Really, truly, completely white…not gray. And it has been since I was 17 years old. My mom went white that early and so did her mom. So I’ve been coloring my hair for a long time and the worst thing about it is that whole roots problem. I color my hair brown so the white really shows up, way before it’s time to get my hair done.

Rootstix in Light Brown

Rootstix in Light Brown

Even before my white hair shows at my part, it shows on the sides by ears. It’s not easy to cover that up, let me tell you.  he typical root sprays are meant for the top of the head, not the sides by your face. That’s where Rootstix comes in so handy for me. The precise tip makes it easy to cover smaller sections, and the little comb ensures a natural look.

Rootstix can be found on their website and on Amazon. Right now they have a special on their site that gives you two for the price of one. That way if you are unsure of your shade or just want to share with a friend, you’ve got an even better price. At $15 this is quite reasonable, at 2 for $15 during this special, it’s a bargain.

*sent for editorial consideration

Having a Blast with the SinfulColors July 4th Collection

SinfulColors for summer 2015

SinfulColors for summer 2015

Is there anything that says summer more than the 4th of July? Fun, fireworks and vivid colors are the name of the game for the 4th and the rest of the summer. That’s why SinfulColors created their HAVING A BLAST collection. Your hands and feet can celebrate too with any of these 7 polishes in this great collection. SinfulColors sent us these beautiful polishes and we want you to see how you can look your best for only $1.99.

Which of these colors calls your name?

Blue By You: Pearlescent royal blue

Green Ocean: Glitter-flecked emerald

Hot Spot: Shimmering cobalt blue

Out Of This World: Perfect silver with swirls of glimmer

Ruby Ruby: A classic deep red

Snow Me White: Bright white

 GLITTER TOPPER

Star Blast-Off: Star-spangled red, white, & blue confetti

MARCIA’S PATRIOTIC MANICURE WITH SINFULCOLORS

SinfulColors RubyRuby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

SinfulColors RubyRuby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

The SinfulColors nail polishes that I was most excited about were the beautiful red, white, and blue ones. I wanted to be my patriotic best for the weekend of the 4th but at the same time have polishes I’d use again and again.

Ruby Ruby is described as a classic deep red but it’s a super pretty red that’s not really that deep. It’s a lively red that can be worn year round and will draw the kind of attention you like to your tips and toes.

Snow Me White is a true bright white that’s not chalky. I didn’t have a great white in my collection even though I have so many nail polishes. It’s used as an accent in my manicure but will be used alone soon enough. I should have let my red and blue dry longer before applying Snow Me White since they did bleed through a little.

Hot Spot is my perfect shade of blue. Described as a shimmering cobalt blue is a fitting description for this slightly metallic hue. Classic and beautiful.

SinfulColors Ruby Ruby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

SinfulColors Ruby Ruby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

These pictures were taken after wearing the polishes for 6 days so you can see how beautifully they held up. SinfulColors is so long wearing that it’s hard to believe how little they cost.

SinfulColors Having a Blast collection

SinfulColors Having a Blast collection

LISA’S HAVING A BLAST

My colors are a little less traditional than Marcia’s. I have a beautiful glimmering silver, Out of this World. It’s one of the prettiest silver polishes I own and is definitely a festive shade for the fourth!

Sinful Colors Out of this World

SinfulColors Out of this World

My other two shades can be used alone or as a topcoat over a solid shade. Green Ocean is a glitter-flecked emerald that is perfect for a non-traditional yet still sparkly shade.

Sinful Colors Emerald Ocean

SinfulColors Green Ocean

How could you not have a blast with my final nail polish, Star Blast-Off? This one is labeled as a ‘glitter topper’ and is a truly star-spangled mixture of red, white, & blue confetti. The clear top coat has tiny white specks, big white stars, and red and blue dots.

Sinful Colors Star Blast Off

SinfulColors Star Blast Off

By itself, the base has a slightly pink hue. This is fabulous over all of Marcia’s patriotic shades, and it’s super pretty over Out of this World. I am going to a party on the 4th and plan to wear this over Snow Me White.

You can easily find this collection at Walgreens and Target. If you want fun, festive nails that are a total blast, SinfulColors has exactly what you need!!

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