The Sunday Scoop 12/8/13

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Did you survive the sales this past week? My husband went to Target for Black Friday to get my gift and was home in 15 minutes once he saw the line! Happily he was able to get it the next day so even though I knew what it was, I’m so excited. (hint it starts with an “i” and has the word mini in the name!) Lots and lots going on in today’s Scoop – giveaways galore, special codes to save you money and some fabulous posts to share.


Winners for the YBF Skincare giveaway are Zhe Y. and Nicki D. Both have been emailed to claim their prize.

1) $500 BEAUTY BLOGAZON GIVEAWAY: As a member of the Beauty Blogazon group on Facebook we’ve joined in with their latest giveaway. This is open internationally and someone is going to win $500 in paypal or a Visa Gift Card. Ends 12/9/13.

2) BEAUTYCOUNTER LIP SHEER: The winner will get to choose the Beautycounter Lip Sheer of their choice. They are just beautiful! Open to US subscribers through 12/9/13.

3) MICHAEL TODD PUMPKIN MASK: We have two winners for this giveaway. This is US only and through 12/11/13.

4) iPHONE CASE FROM UNCOMMON: This is a US only giveaway. The winner will be able to pick their own iPhone case from Uncommon’s selection. The cases will only fit a 4, 4s, or 5 – no other brands. Open through 12/13/13.

5) URBAN DECAY VICE 2 PALETTE: This is a group giveaway and is open internationally through 12/19/13. There are 52 ways to enter which is a lot but the two easiest ones are to follow Beauty Info Zone on Facebook and to tweet the giveaway. It only takes one entry to actually win.

6) REVIVA LABS SKINCARE: This is the newest giveaway. Winner one will get TGF Beta-1 cream and a Vitamin E Stick. Winners 2 and 3 will get 2 Vitamin E sticks. Winners 2 and 3 are international, winner 1 is US only.

We have more giveaways planned so keep coming back!


SUNNY ISLAND BLU has created a 20% off code for BIZ readers. Lisa reviewed this terrific line this week. The coupon code is BEAUTYINFO.

SAVVY SLEEPER also created a 20% off code that is good through Dec. 20th. This was also reviewed in the same post by Lisa. Enter BEAUTYINFO at checkout.  Here’s the review so you know about these two great companies.

YBF SKINCARE offered a special for Beauty Info Zone readers too. Using the code ThanksBeautyInfoZone at checkout you’ll receive free shipping plus a free Private Reserve Antioxidant Oil – Clementine & Vanilla premium travel size with a minimum purchase of $40 (up to $37 retail value; ending 12/31/13. This is a one-time use per customer and can’t be used with other coupon codes.



A lot of these giveaways end on Sunday night so skim through and find those right away (marked with a #). Then come back to enter others.

PRIME BEAUTY#  get there ASAP since this fabulous Tarte giveaway is going to end ASAP.

Temptu is a very popular giveaway this week. I found 4 going on. I’m entering all 4! MAKING UP THE MIDWEST  # is ending in a few days so hurry!! HAIRSPRAY AND HIGH HEELS  # also has a Temptu giveaway and it ends tonight!! BEAUTY IN NEW YORK CITY luckily has another week or more for you to enter. ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL also has this in her giveaway.

BEAUTY JUNKIES UNITE has a beautiful BareMinerals set called Degrees of Dazzling.

LOGICAL HARMONY is veering away from beauty and offering a DDCC Hoodie in your choice of color and size.

MY HIGHEST SELF # has an Energizer (bunny) battery giveaway. I think this one is wonderful considering how many batteries a little ones’ toys can go through.  ENDS TONIGHT!!!

MY HIGHEST SELF also has a fabulous giveaway that would get you a $300 Amazon Gift Card. I introduced you to the great “PickUrGift” in THIS review. Well she has more about it and a giveaway.

BEAUTYHOLICS ANONYMOUS has a huge giveaway that’s open internationally.

XO NOELLE and a group of nail bloggers have joined together for a Happy Haulidays giveaway with a $100 g.c. to Sephora or Ulta as the prize.

SLASHED BEAUTY has a great Reviva Labs giveaway.

FAB OVER FIFTY wants someone to win a $1,000 g.c. to Soft Surroundings!

BLUSHING NOIR reviewed some beautiful products from Revlon and has a giveaway for $50 from them.

PHYRRA shared a fabulous Urban Decay giveaway on her blog that you need to check out. Really you do!

NEVER SAY DIE has a giveaway for 7 winners with Milani makeup sets in a cute lip cosmetic bag.

15 MINUTE BEAUTY is giveaway crazy this week. She has some amazing giveaways that I know you want to win! 1) Urban Decay Naked 3 palette – yes the newest UD palette!  2) eBay giveaway of $25,000! Small change I know but you should enter anyway. 3) # This is over tonight SUNDAY so get there n.o.w. to win a winter comfort package worth $200!! 4) #  Also over Sunday night is her Make Scents yummy bath/body giveaway.  5) Riccola Soothing Relief kit and a $100 Visa card. That would make winter better!

POLISH INSOMNIAC wants 2 of you to win Nicole Polish’s new collection.

GLITTER.GLOSS.GARBAGE # has a Nexus 4 Mobile smartphone plus 1 month’s service with Giv Mobile. This ends on 12/9/13 so this is another to enter now.

WE HEART THIS has some rare rare cosmetics in this giveaway. Be still my heart!

THE POLISHAHOLIC is giving away some gorgeous nail polishes.

ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL will have 2 winners for her treatment gloves.

HAIRSPRAY AND HIGH HEELS wants you to win a Urban Decay Naked 3 palette or at least one of you to win!

REVIVA LABS has a Twitter party on Wed., Dec 11th at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT. There are always prizes to be won. Use the hashtag #realrevivalabs to be a part of it.


I always love 15 Minute Beauty’s Babble articles but I love them more when I’m involved. See what my fellow beauty bloggers and I think are unsung heroes. This article doesn’t include me but it’s great to learn about Hyperpigmentation.
One last one: learn about some great facial masks.

Justina’s Gems took a survey of beauty bloggers to find out their favorite fall palettes. You might find some you “NEED”.

Thanks for coming back to The Sunday Scoop. I’ve got lots of giveaways still to post as well as a few that will be on Beauty Info Zone this week. — Marcia

EDITED: I write The Sunday Scoop every single Sunday. Please come back to see the new offerings every week at The link for 12/15/13 is



  1. Thank you for adding Never Say Die Beauty’s Milani makeup giveaway to your list! That was so nice :)

  2. Hi Allison, I love to share all the giveaways with my readers. Happy to help.

  3. Thanks for sharing my giveaways :)

  4. Thank you for sharing my giveaway!!

  5. @Tina, I found another you have but it’s over in a few days.