I hope your long weekend has been a nice break from work, resplendent with family time and delicious barbecues so far! Every time we have a big get together, my family commands – not asks – me to bring my homemade caramel fruit dip. It’s so easy and delicious, I want to share the recipe with you:
Let 1 8 oz package cream cheese and 1 cup Cool Whip come to room temperature. In a blender, blend these two ingredients with 1/2 cup sour cream. Add in 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar and blend until smooth. Add in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 tablespoon real maple syrup, and 1/2 tablespoon Orange Blossom Honey. Refrigerate until serving. I serve this with strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and apples. Enjoy!
I hope you get a chance to catch up on all the fabulous beauty blog articles from the past week, too. Don’t miss the Beauty Info Zone color reviews of Zoya Nail Polish, Beauty Addicts Bronzer, Eddie Funkhouser Bedroom Eyes Palette, and Mally Beauty Pink Lip Sets. Skin care features included Eco Beauty Skin Care and Painted Earth Vitamin C Serum. Subscription box lovers shouldn’t miss my review of the Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box. Plus we had two really terrific guest posts this week. Christina from the fabulous The Makeup Blogger gave us her Top 5 Sunscreens of Summer, and the amazing Olivia from The Unknown Beauty Blog shared her Tips and Tricks for False Eyelashes.
In contest news, there were four lucky winners for the BIZ HUM Nutrition giveaway: Rosie A., Ashley B., Astrid R., and Lynn. We also have three winners (all international, yay!) for our Two Good Scents giveaway: Anastasiya K, Rhonda W, and Sarah S. Congratulations, and stay tuned for more Beauty Info Zone giveaways!
Here are some other great giveaways from across the net. Be sure to check past Sunday Scoops for other contests that are still running. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! - Lisa
8/31 Spontaneous Chick MiaMariu Foaming Cleanser
8/31 Too Fab Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge Emmy’s Gift Bag
9/1 Beautzy Blog 2 Pixi Beauty sets
9/1 Never Say Die Beauty Ritual Beauty Daily Perfecting Treatment Serum
9/2 Nail It Magazine BH Cosmetics Flirty or Trendy Collections
9/2 Endless Summer Blog OASAP Sweatshirt giveaway
9/4 Lil Bits of Chic Fashion and beauty product gift set
9/5 Thank You Honey $30 Game Stop Gift Card
9/5 Beautyholics Anonymous Sisley Blush
9/6 15 Minute Beauty Klorane Shampoo and Dry Shampoo
9/8 Still Blonde After All These Years Monroe and Main Studded Tote
9/8 NYA Product Reviewer Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid and High Potency Elastin Serum
9/9 Freebies 4 Mom Ruby Tuesday Gift Card
9/10 Beauty Tidbits 3 Rozge lip glosses
9/10 Phyrra oVertone hair products
9/11 Spoiled Pretty Cosmetics organizer
9/14 Hairspray and High Heels 3 different eyeshadow palettes – great giveaway!
9/15 Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom 15 different nail polish prizes
9/17 Color Me So Crazy Mary Kay Emerald Smokey Makeup giveaway
9/20 Your Beauty Blog Mary Kay Clear Proof Acne System
9/20 Skinny Scoop $50 Pottery Barn Gift Card
9/21 Icy Nails 2 nail polishes and 2 bracelets
9/27 The Beauty Delicacy Mia Mariu Skin Nourishing Oil
9/30 Glamorable Mia Mariu Skin Nourishing Oil
Beauty Stat has several giveaways running right now, including ones for Tarte, Alterna, and Urban Decay.