Bring out your beauty by hiding it with Express Color

Yes the title is an oxymoron but so is Express Color. This is a double duty product made to camouflage both your grey hair and to emphasize your eyebrows. Here’s the basics of Express Color: “The Express Color Kit provides a fast, easy-to-use solution to covering new growth at the roots between permanent hair color applications.
It only takes a few minutes to brush or rub this semi-solid formula on your hair or scalp for an instant fix. It’s like make-up for your hair!” It’s also recommended for eyebrows. Express Color is a water-resistant hair cosmetic that washes out when you want it to wash out – not before then.

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The kits contain The Express Color Compact that holds the color pan, an eyebrow brush and a hair applicator brush. It’s available in five shades so that everyone can find what they are looking for. ($29.95)

Marcia wears Drk Brn (aka Dark Brown)

I’ll admit that I didn’t read the instructions the first time I used Express Color. I knew it would help with my regrowth and that it was also for my brows but I didn’t realize it wasn’t a powder. It seemed difficult to pick up the color on the brush at first until I realized that this isn’t a powder. Instead it’s much better since it’s wax based which makes it longer wearing that isn’t going anywhere until I want to remove it.

Express Color

At first I used it just on my eyebrows since at that time my roots weren’t threatening to show the true me. I found it was a little harder to apply since I expected it to be a powder but once I got the hang of it I began using it daily. What I love about eyebrow use is that it lasts all day long. Absolutely no fading away or rubbing away. It’s smooth and makes no mess at all.

Express Color in Drk Brn

Once I get to the 3 week mark after having my hair tinted I have a few too many roots showing. And to no one’s surprise they don’t go away. I don’t like going to the salon too often so stretching it out with Express Color is the way to go. I’ve been using the larger brush that came with the kit to make the gray disappear. I start with my part and then brush more of the color around the part and through the top of my hair lightly. That makes it all blend in. Since it doesn’t come off at night I have clean pillowcases and no gray showing in the morning. I’ve also used it along my temples and the color doesn’t come off on my glass stems.

Express Color Drk Brn (after two uses)

In 2018 I’ll be on a 3 week trip and Express Color will be coming abroad with me. It won’t break or spill. It does double duty. It’s lightweight. And it wants to stay with me!

Lisa wears Med Brn (Medium Brown):

Express Color Medium Brown

Like Marcia, I was very surprised that the Express Color was a wax. It looks like a powder, so I couldn’t figure out why it was difficult to get pigment on the brushes…then it occurred to me it would be a great idea to read directions! I do prefer wax for eyebrows, actually, for two reasons. One, wax keeps my eyebrows in place.  Two, wax gives a bit of texture and doesn’t smear. So the wax was a happy discovery.

Express Color Medium Brown

Express Color Medium Brown

The Medium Brown is a perfect color for my medium brown hair. It’s just a shade or two lighter, which is what you want your eyebrows to be – slightly lighter than your hair color. It’s not so light that it doesn’t also work on my grey roots, thankfully. My gray roots happen to be WHITE, so it doesn’t really work on my part – I need heavy-duty help for that area. However, it does work wonders on those areas around my ears that I can’t easily get with root spray.

I definitely like the two brushes that are included in this set.

The larger brush is great for covering up gray areas, and the smaller one is the classic shape and size for eyebrows. These brushes are excellent quality and well worth the price point.

Overall, this is a terrific little set for bringing out your beauty by hiding what you just don’t want people to see!  You can find Express Color online at myexpresscolor.com.  Take a look to find your perfect color.

Ready for something new? Try Voula, the Serum Foundation

About this time of year we are usually thinking about how we can make our visages more lovely. With so many celebrations coming up looking our best is a priority. With the new VOULA Beauty Serum Foundation ($50) we’ve found a friend that is providing us with skin that looks better each day and will help us through the holidays and more.

Voula, Founder & Owner of Voula Beauty

Created by Stavroula Fotiou who was inspired by Greek beauty she decided to create her own collection. Armed with a passion for bio-active botanical ingredients, high-performance formulations, and the belief that luxury cosmetics should blend perfect pigments, incredible finishes, and extraordinary ingredients, she created the brand she had always dreamed of.  This foundation comes in 8 shades:

01 – Very fair with neutral undertones; for very fair skin

02 – Fair with light yellow undertones; for fair skin

03 – Light with neutral undertones; for light skin

04 – Light-Medium with neutral undertones; for light to medium skin

05 – Tan with neutral undertones; for medium skin

06 – Warm honey tan with yellow undertones; for medium skin

07 – Caramel tan with peachy yellow undertones; for medium to dark skin

08 – Golden dark tan with peachy yellow undertones; for medium to dark

In addition to the shade selection, the formula is serum based with an ingredient called SEPILIFT DPHP, which hydrates, firms, and fights wrinkles, making it a terrific multi-tasker. It also has mastic, ‘an aromatic resin from the bark of a tree that grows on the Greek island of Chios and has been used for health and beauty since the time of the ancient Greeks.’ Mastic tighten pores and reduces shine, another reason to give this foundation a try!

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Marcia wears both Shade 01 and Shade 02

With 8 shades to choose from and a terrific comparison chart I was able to find two shades that match me well. Both Shades 1 and 2 work well for me with 01 being the best match. VOULA compares 01 to MAC NW15 and Bobbi Brown Porcelain which are the exact shades I wear in those two brands. But I find that 02 (MAC NC20 and BB Ivory) also works well for me and I’m the only one who can notice a difference.

Voula Serum Foundation

Let me tell you why I like this Serum Foundation so much…

First it’s fragrance free which is a priority for me.

Second it blends so easily no matter what tool I use. I’ve used my fingers, my IT Cosmetics Heavenly Lush brush, my Artis brush, and a cosmetic beauty blender sponge (or two) and each one gives me what I want – coverage that’s light to medium weight that makes me feel wonderful.

Voula Shade 01 and 02

This is a water based serum foundation that doesn’t mask your face. My “freckles” show through but not my unevenness. It can be layered but I’ve never found the need to do so. I’ve been alternating between the 2 shades and different tools and find that I’m always happy with the finish. I don’t need to powder everywhere to set it either which is what I prefer. Shade 01 has a lighter, cooler undertone with a hint of peach while Shade 02 is a warmer more beige tone.

Voula Shade 01 and 02

This is a very happy find and one that I’ll be using for months to come.

Lisa wears both Shade 03 and Shade 04

I am totally bowled over by this foundation. It’s fantastic.

Voula The Serum Foundation in Shades 03 and 04

The shades I have are very forgiving. I can use either the 03 or the 04 shade. The 03 is lighter and slightly cooler in tone, so while it will be a perfect match for me mid-December, right now I use it with a bit of 04 mixed in, or I use the 04 all by itself.

Voula The Serum Foundation Shades 03 and 04

Voula The Serum Foundation Shades 03 and 04

I love the texture of this creamy liquid. It looks so natural on – Voula The Serum Foundation is a foundation that really melds with skin and becomes one with it; it doesn’t just sit on top of the skin. I also love the coverage. It covers everything that needs to be covered – my hyperpigmentation, my blue areas like that pesky vein, any blemishes that popped up just to annoy me. In fact, I don’t need to worry about much concealer, just a little under my eyes.

I love that I hardly need to powder my nose during the day. This foundation has amazing lasting power, and it really does make my pores seem tiny and practically eliminates my shiny nose syndrome, but it doesn’t make my skin look dry and flat like matte or powder foundations can.

I don’t use much, just a small squirt on my steel palette, then I use my IT Cosmetics foundation brush to buff it in – it takes about two minutes for perfect coverage that looks fantastic all day long. I am super impressed.

Wearing Voula The Serum Foundation Shades 03 and 04

You can find Voula The Serum Foundation online at voulabeauty.com – we hope you check out this beautiful foundation, we know you will be happy you did!

Want to look younger? Us too! Heliocare Dietary Supplements

Heliocare Supplements

Dietary supplements aren’t something the BIZ writes about often – they have to be mighty special to inspire one of us to tackle a rather personal subject. Heliocare is so special we BOTH decided to write about it for a side by side post!

One reason the BIZ likes this supplement so much is that the company is local for us – it’s located in Ferndale, Michigan, which is practically in our backyards. But besides that, Lisa and Marcia had such great experiences with the Heliocare supplement they decided it was well worth both weighing in on the topic.

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Heliocare Supplements

Heliocare Supplements

LISA SAYS:  When I think of what I NEED in my diet, my mind typically goes right to ‘CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!!” Not the healthiest choice, but hey….they have milk in them, right? Eggs? Sounds like breakfast to me!

What I am trying to say is that I am very lazy when it comes to diet and my health. I go for easy. Same goes for supplements. If it isn’t easy, I’m not going to do it. Thankfully, Heliocare is as easy as chocolate chip cookies for breakfast…only much better for you.  The dosage is just 1 capsule in the morning. That’s it. Not even two a day!

This is one too many!!

I can do one a day. And what does one of these babies a day do for me? It gives me younger looking skin thanks to the Fernblock PLE Technology, which is an antioxidant formula.  I can do that too – why not fight those free radicals on the inside with my supplement as well as on the outside with my skin care?

Heliocare has studied this formula and the effects with dermatologists for over 25 years. The science is there – and it works. This is a supplement to add to your regimen, whether you are careful and organized or a bit of a mess like me!

MARCIA SAYS:

Heliocare Dietary Supplement

I had a great experience when taking Heliocare supplements which is why they are wonderful for me to continue with. The main result I had with these is that they made my hair grow in fuller and stronger. About halfway through my 60 day supply of these vegetarian capsules I started noticing the difference in my hair. I thought it was from the biotin pills I take but realized that it was more than the biotin doing something for me.

When I read about these dietary supplements it mostly talked about using them for fitness so it’s a double bonus for me that it helps my hair and skin too.

Heliocare Dietary Supplement

Heliocare is all about protecting us from free radicals. I see that term all the time but now I truly understand it thanks to Heliocare.

So, what are free radicals?

“Let’s get technical – a free radical is a molecule that’s missing at least one electron, causing it to be negatively charged. In an effort to remain neutral, free radicals seek electrons from healthy cells. This process leaves healthy cells damaged, and sets off a chain reaction. Unfortunately, free radicals are a part of our everyday life. They can be generated by the environment, sun exposure, certain foods, excessive alcohol and yes, even exercise.  High levels of free radicals in the body have been linked to a number of medical conditions and premature aging.”

Heliocare

Powerful, unique, and clinically proven antioxidant properties — all in a single capsule. With some supplements you can feel them as you swallow but that’s not the case with these. They go down smoothly, have no aftertaste, don’t come back at me, and are working to help my skin and hair remain more resilient. I may not be a doctor but I know what works for me personally and these certainly do.

You can find Heliocare at Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide; and heliocare.com (sign up to get a $3 coupon) or dermstore.com $30 for 60 capsules, $15 for 30 capsules.

Bionova Nose to Mouth Wrinkle Treatment review and giveaway

Bionova is a brand that isn’t as well known as most you read about online. Dermstore and Barney’s carry the line and Dermstore has this to say about Bionova:

After 25 years of extensive human physiology and biochemistry research, Dr. Michael Danielov and the team of scientists at BIONOVA created the Hyper-Natural™ treatment approach to skin care. Working in harmony with the natural balance of your skin and body, this innovative line uses only ingredients naturally found within your body. No plants, botanicals, animal extracts, mineral or oils, just the same ingredients in the same ratio that your body naturally produces.

Bionova Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment

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Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment with UV Chromophores is one of their newest products. Bionova also has an Upper Lip Treatment, both $66. Most of their products target specific areas and as you’ll read they do the job they are meant to work on.

Lisa’s experience with the NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE TREATMENT:

Wow. This stuff is like nothing I have ever used before. First – the scent. It is truly bizarre. I can’t even begin to explain it….the closest I can come to describing it is a little like melon, but not really.  It’s a scent unlike anything I’ve ever smelled before. The scent doesn’t linger, but while applying it I look completely confused because I keep trying to figure out what in the world it smells like!

Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE CREAM

Ok, so that’s out the way. Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE TREATMENT is a jar of wrinkle cream that addresses skin elasticity in the naso-labial fold, increasing tone and firmness, improving texture, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The nose to mouth area is a delicate area that really does need special attention. Our mouth is constantly contracting, one of the reasons it’s often the first place on the face to develop wrinkles. It’s also an area that gets a lot of free radical action, particularly along the upper lip area. So it deserves extra attention.

Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE CREAM

The Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE CREAM has something called Nano-Complex, which is short chain polypeptides, bioflavonoids, essential vitamins, amino acid derivatives, nucleic acids, enzymes, lipoproteins and glycoprotein. That’s a ton of amazing ingredients in a small jar! All of those powerhouse ingredients improve skin elasticity, hydrate skin, protect skin from the sun, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

I use a tiny amount of this wrinkle cream on my naso-labial folds and lip area after cleansing and toning every morning and night and I am very happy with my results.  I’ve been using this for four weeks and have noticed firmer skin, less wrinkles, and improved elasticity. This will be a repurchase for me – and I will continue to be perplexed every morning and night trying to figure out what the heck this cream smells like!

Marcia’s experience using BIONOVA Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment:

Bionova Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment

Since Lisa mentioned fragrance first so will I. Her experience with the fragrance is a lot better than mine. I can’t figure out the aroma either but I think it’s awful. It’s something I’d walk away from in a store and try to figure out why in the world they’d sell something that smelled so bad. BUT and this is a big but, it dissipates instantly. I’m amazed by that. I have to hold my nose when applying but once on I smell nothing. That’s a lot for someone like me who is such a fragrance phobic person.

Bionova Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment

My other difference with Lisa is that I have found this to be an amazing cream for my naso-labial area. The lines from my nose to lip are basically gone or so diminished that I cheer when I’m looking in the mirror. I have 2 friends who had injections in that area this fall and they don’t have the results I’ve had. The way I use this is to spend a minute or so massaging it onto the lines from nose to almost chin and above my lip. A little goes a long way.

The marionette lines under my lips are also diminished but not gone. Don’t ask me why but I just never thought to use it on my upper lip until the last two weeks. I was so busy watching the other lines improve that I wasn’t thinking “nose to lip” included my upper lip. Duh. Since I’ve been using it there I’m noticing improvement on all those fine lines and have faith that they’ll continue to look better with longer use.
Key Ingredients:

  • Titanium Dioxide – protects skin from free-radical damage
  • Biotin – supports and strengthens the health of skin
  • Vitamin E – prevents sun damage and fades fine lines and wrinkles

And yes, in spite of the malodorous fragrance, I will continue to use this treatment. It’s easily the most effective skincare item I’ve used this year.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Bionova has graciously offered two Beauty Info Zone subscribers a jar of this treatment to try for themselves. This is a US only giveaway and you must subscribe by email as well as leave a comment. The Rafflecopter contains other entries that are optional but give you more chances to win and you can tweet daily. The giveaway ends on November 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. We hope you see what we’ve seen when you try this for yourself.

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Be You, Be Beautiful with Osmosis + Colour Satin Foundation

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation

With the season change we’re ready to add in some new products to our routines and first on our mind is foundation, specifically Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation. Osmosis is a trusted brand for skin care and their colour products have proven to be favorites of both Lisa and Marcia. This new foundation is available in 5 shades and is gluten-free and vegan.

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As many of you know Osmosis is known for their skin care so using this foundation is a benefit to your skin. Performance Wear Satin Foundation ($48) uses an ingredient called Dermaxyl® as an anti-aging feature. Dermaxyl® stimulates cell communication and helps repair age related skin damage. The foundation features both chamomile (for calming) and hyaluronic acid to add hydration to your skin.

Marcia wears this in Natural Light

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Light

Of the 5 shades the lightest is Natural Light. Let me tell you that I really like this foundation but I do have a gripe and that’s with the shade range. The shades are Natural Light, Natural Medium, Golden Light, Golden Medium, and Beige Dark. This isn’t a wide enough range to cover all complexions. If you can find a shade that works for you you’re going to love it, but they’ve left out many of the customer base with such a limited range.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation Natural Light swatch

Natural Light isn’t the lightest color that I’ve used in foundation. When I line it up next to others I see that it’s much warmer. But it works for me as long as I don’t I apply it heavily. I can add some of my Manic Panic White foundation to it to make it lighter and then the shade is wonderful for me. I’m enjoying how long-lasting this foundation is and that it doesn’t oxidize on my skin.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation Natural Light swatch blended

The first time I wore the foundation I used too much (see photo above) and it was too dark. I was able to buff it down though and now I use much less to get the perfect coverage.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation, Osmosis Pink Pearl blush, Hikari finishing powder

What I love most about the foundation:

  • it blends beautifully whether I use a blender sponge, an Artis brush, or my fingers
  • it lasts all day – I don’t have to reapply
  • there is NO fragrance!!
  • it looks like my skin but better. I get the coverage I want/need yet I’m not loaded down with foundation
  • I don’t have to use a finishing powder unless I want (typically just on my cheeks so I can use my all time favorite powder blush Osmosis Pink Pearl)

This isn’t a dewy finish, it’s a satin so it makes my skin look more youthful than a matte finish while at the same time looking lightly luminous. I’m happy to have this as part of my foundation wardrobe.

Lisa wears this in Natural Medium

Like Marcia, I think the color selection could be wider.  Natural Medium is ok for me, just a little on the yellow side.  My skin is decidedly neutral – right smack in the middle – so I just add a little bit of The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops and I get the neutrality I need.  It’s worth the extra step because I really dig the coverage and the finish.

Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Medium

Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Medium

What I love most about the foundation:

  • the coverage – I use it sparingly on my good areas, and build up for full coverage on my bad areas that have uneven skin tone.
  • the wear – this lasts all day on me without fading or oxidizing, which is often a problem for me.
  • it keeps my skin hydrated and looking great, and doesn’t settle into my fine lines
  • the finish is darn near perfect, satiny but not shiny.

Now if we could just get a few more shades this would be a perfect liquid foundation!  You can find Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation online at osmosisskincare.com.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polysilicone-11,Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Ceramide NG, Tribehenin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Decyl Glucoside, Hexyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Methicone, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Glitter lovers giveaway with Models Own Celestial Collection

MODELS OWN has a collection that is going to be a glitter girl’s dream. It’s called Celestial and is out of this world with unicorns and fantasy galore. The pieces include the Celestial Enchanted Palette, Celestial Lip Glitter Kit, Celestial Face Glitter Kit, and Celestial Chrome Lip Topper. If you or someone you buy for loves the fun of cosmetics then you’ll want to know about these and enter our giveaway.

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LISA HAS THE CELESTIAL CHROME LIP TOPPERS TO SHARE

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers

Looking for ethereal, shining, glittery lips that won’t budge through that magical evening? Well, look no further because I have the prize at the end of the rainbow!!  Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper ($8) is a fabulous lip product that had me fooled – at first I thought these were horrible, but then I realized I was using them all wrong.

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Stardust and Rose Comet

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers are lip TOPPERS. That means use them over lip product, not on their own! On their own, they don’t have much effect, they look odd and I couldn’t figure out why anyone would want them. But over a matte lip color – oh my my. Unicorns and rainbows and magical bunnies everywhere!! The effect is shimmery, glittery like diamonds lips – almost unreal.

While the dry down is still odd since there is no slip at all, the wear is fantastic. Also you don’t apply this like regular lip gloss. You need to dab it on so the glitter and shimmer is even, sort of placing it properly. Then it dries matte and stays put. This stuff lasts and lasts forever. It won’t kiss off – my husband and I tested it with a really slobbery, teenage-type makeout session in the back of his truck. Success! He had NO evidence of feminine wiles on him and I did not look like I was about to embark on a walk of shame.

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Rose Comet

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Stardust

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Rose Comet and Stardust

Try Stardust for beautiful silvery shimmer and Rose Comet for gorgeous pink shimmer.  And I am so sorry I ever disparaged these super cool unicorn awesome lippies! They are the bomb!!

MARCIA HAS THE CELESTIAL ENCHANTED PALETTE AND LIP GLITTER KITS TO SHARE

“Be the queen of hearts with Models Own Celestial Enchanted Palette. From ladylike hues to fairytale blooms, live happily ever after!” Oh to be young enough to wear this pretty pastel eyeshadow/highlighter palette.

Celestial Enchanted Palette

10 shimmery glittery shades that will make someone’s going out face radiate ($8.99). Let me give my best descriptions since this is a prize for the giveaway so it’s only been opened and not swatched.

Top row: PURITY white, MAGICAL cream, GRACEFUL pinky brown, ENTICE peachy pink, ALLURE gold

Bottom row: CHARMING dark brown, WITH LOVE rose gold, DOVES silver, ANGELIC denim blue, DIVINE purple

Models Own Celestial Palette

When I look at these colors I so want to wear it but I know that it’s not right for me. The nudes are shimmering, the pastels are iridescent, and it all looks perfect for the right person. The Ulta reviews say that it’s not highly pigmented but that it adds a fun sparkle to eyes and that it should be used with an eyeshadow primer.

Celestial Lip Glitter Kit

There are 3 Celestial Lip Glitter Kits available and these are extremely sparkly. Cute as can be with Cerise Star (hot pink), Moon Dust (iridescent white), and Rose Meteor (peachy pink).

Models Own Cerise Star

Models Own Celestial Lip Glitter Kits

What you’ll find is a the latest trend of glitter on your lips: loose lip glitter, a lip glitter sealer, and a dual ended applicator. At only $3.99 each they will make someone in your life squeal when they find this in their holiday stocking/gift pile. They can be worn alone or over a lip color for a hot look.

Models Own Glitter Lip Kit colors

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: First place prize is the Celestial Eyeshadow Palette and one Lip Glitter Kit of your choice, second place will win the 2 Lip Glitter Kits left. This is open for US and Canada through 10/21/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you are young yourself, have gifts to give for young at heart friends and family, or just love trying the unusual then this is a giveaway for you! Just decide which is the Lip Glitter Kit you want to try if you win first place and use the Rafflecopter for your entries.

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company: 1950’s glamour that you’ll love (mini giveaway too)!

What makes you stop and look at a display when you are shopping? Is it color? Is it creativity? Is it something unique? If so you’ll be thrilled to learn about The Vintage Cosmetic Company since they embody all of these attributes and more. This range of cosmetic accessories has been inspired by the glamour and charm of the 1950’s. You don’t have to have lived back then to enjoy the adorableness and practicality of their products. We’re excited to show you these and have a mini giveaway with them too.

This UK company has products that you are going to want to own and use because even as cute as they are, they are practical and fabulous. Ulta has the U.S. exclusive on the products available currently that want to make you feel like a glamour puss.

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MARCIA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION HAIR TURBAN AND SHOWER CAP

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

These two products are making shower time even more fun. Whether I decide to wash my hair or give it another day of rest The Vintage Cosmetic Company has the right tool for me and at the right price.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

Since I no longer wash my hair daily I need something to keep it from getting wet and a shower cap is the right solution. Not only is The Vintage Company Shower Cap ($6.99) cute as can be but it’s super comfortable.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

(I tuck my hair in and don’t wear my glasses, I promise!) The outer material is 100% polyester and silky soft while the inside has a PEVA lining that keeps your hair dry as can be. My favorite part of this cute peach cap is how it’s not tight and doesn’t leave marks around my face. I can take a quick shower and not have to worry about it leaving telltale signs behind. There’s also a flowered version for more 50’s glamour.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

I’m really happy with the Vintage Company Hair Turban ($7.99). I needed one so badly and this exceeds my expectations. This machine washable towel looks like terry but it’s made of absorbent microfibers so it soaks up moisture quickly.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

What makes this different from all others I have is the closure. If you look above you’ll see a loop on the left and buttons on the right. Once you’ve twisted it closed you then secure the towel with those two. I can do anything around my house without it falling off. I just made a dish that takes an hour to bake. I had my turban on while combining the ingredients and sticking it in the oven. It stayed on perfectly. Other days I’ve left it on for a few minutes while I get ready to blow dry. Either way it’s fabulous. I already have this on my list to take on my winter cruise.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

Since my hair is shoulder length I use the second button while those with shorter or finer hair would use the first. One size fits all. One head of hair dried more quickly. This doesn’t pull at all and is amazingly comfortable. You need this in your life!!

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LISA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION MAKEUP MELTS, MAKEUP HEADBAND AND MANICURE PURSE

The Vintage Cosmetic Company

Makeup Melts ($14.95) are wash cloths that remove makeup without any cleanser. Just get it wet, then gently scrub face in a circular motion. It really does remove all traces of makeup! The washcloth is definitely full of makeup after, so you pop it into the washing machine and it comes out looking fabulous and ready for another go.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

There are three Makeup Melts in a pack, so it’s great for a long weekend away. As an extra bonus, the washcloths have a side that is perfect for exfoliation too!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

While you are removing that makeup with the Makeup Melts, keep your hair off your face with the super fabulous and always stylish Blue Belle Makeup Headband ($4.99).  This comes in different colors, mine is a blue polka dot design with an adorable large bow.

The bow is elastic so it keeps everything securely in place, but it’s nice and soft so it doesn’t hurt your head or pull your hair.  I absolutely love this.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

My final adorable product is the Manicure Purse ($10.95), a compact manicure purse that comes in four different patterns. I have the pink striped one with pink lining. Isn’t it the bees knees??  The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

No wonder this is one of The Vintage Cosmetics Company’s best sellers! Inside are Nail Scissors, stainless steel Nail Clippers, Cuticle Pusher, and Floral Emory Board. This is a fabulous gift for teachers, bridal showers, stockings….the possibilities are endless!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

GIVEAWAY:  We have a small giveaway for two readers to introduce you to The Vintage Company. The cute Makeup Bows are the prize, pink for one and blue for the other. The giveaway is open through October 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT for US and Canadian subscribers. This may be a small prize but we can promise you’ll enjoy winning!

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