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OOPs giveaway

Why is this an OOPS giveaway? Because I never picked the winners for this way back in September. OOPS. I was cleaning and came across the two boxes and couldn’t remember why they were sitting. So you now have a new chance to win. Read the directions below and enter. I promise to pick this time! – Marcia

I was delightfully surprised to receive the September Boxycharm box early this month. That’s rare for them. But no matter when it comes I love opening the box and being surprised to see the value in it.

September 2018 Boxycharm

Since I own just about everything in the box or have reasons I don’t need these the above picture is Giveaway Box 1.

The best item in Boxycharm is the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale eyeshadow palette ($35). I own it and while I don’t use it often I did when I first bought it. Pretty Vulgar shadows get mixed reviews but I enjoy them.

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

This is a neutral palette (it’s my personal one you see above, not the prize one). There are matte shades, satin shades, and glittery shades. Plus the three bottom colors are great as eyeliners. I use either Nocturnal or Pillow Fight (top) as base shades, Break Free is a shimmery white that looks good pressed on with your finger to take the colors from day to night. Darkside is a satin cool brown, Hide & Seek a matte caramel, Clutch is a shimmery golden brown and Flip Out is a matte milk chocolate. Eye Spy is my personal favorite since it’s a beautiful cool brown with some shimmer while Silver Spoon is lightly shimmered charcoal. Liners are brown, gray, and black.

girlactik Skin Glow in Moonlight

I was excited to see this girlactik Skin Glow ($26). I think the colors are beautiful but it has a fragrance that to me is old ladyish. I smelled this often when my mom lived in a senior citizen apartment, actually it smells like the original Dove soap. I wish it didn’t have the fragrance but someone is going to love this. Macy’s says this is a cream highlighter. “Skin Glow gleams and adds a hint of dewy glam to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and your Cupid’s bow.”

Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color and Pretty Vulgar My Lips are Sealed

Boxycharm sent out the Lorac Matte Lip Color in Aubergine ($19) this month and last month they sent the Pretty Vulgar. I think the Pretty Vulgar My Lips Are Sealed in Secret Sabotage, ($24) a metallic nude, is a perfect match for the look you can create with the palette and girlactik Moonglow so I added it into the giveaway.

Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Set and Luscious Cosmetics Angel Eyes Primer

The last two items in the box (and giveaway) are a 3 piece brush set from Alamar Cosmetics ($18) and Luscious Angel Eyes Primer ($14). The primer is a dark nude so you can see it on your skin but it’s going to work great for the eyeshadow palette. The brush set also is going to work great with the palette since it contains a flat brush for lining, a midsize eyeshadow brush and a fluffy blender brush.

I think this is one of the best coordinated boxes from Boxycharm that I’ve seen. Everything works well together and the value is definitely there. Without the extra lip color it’s a $112 value.

The second giveaway box contains items I’ve been saving from previous Boxycharm packages and now’s the perfect time for a giveaway!

Giveaway Box 2

This is lip heaven for someone. 5 lip products and 2 eye products (I forgot one in the main picture).

lip products from Jonteblu. IT Cosmetics, girlactik, Tarte

If you are a lip color lover this second box is the one you’re going to want. The value is similar to the whole Boxycharm ($128).

Jontblu makes 20 shades of lip liners for just $5 each. This is how they are described “Master any desired lip color and produce long-wearing staying power with Jontéblu Lip Liner Pencil. The creamy, highly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly. Can be used for flawless lip contouring, worn alone, or as a long-lasting base for any lip color.”

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum in Your Perfect Pink ($24). “Experience the benefits of your best-selling Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment balm—now in a lightweight lip-softening serum! Developed with plastic surgeons, Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Serum starts its life as your hydrating lip treatment and is infused with pure color pigments that flush to your perfect pink. Infused with essential butters and oils, plus hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants, it’s perfect to wear on bare lips or under your favorite lip color to lock in moisture for your most beautiful smile!”

girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Posh ($23) “Apply this richly pigmented lip paint onto your lips and within one minute it will dry down to a beautiful matte color that will be noticeably dramatic without the dryness or flaking. Applies smoothly, doesn’t crack, feels lightweight.”

girlactik Posh Matte Lip Paint (amazon image)

Macy’s has a gwp when you spend $30 on girlactik there.

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Pillowtalk ($20) “Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint is a quick dry, full coverage, transfer-proof liquid lipstick with a comfortflex formula that moves with your lips without drying out, cracking or feathering.” Pilllowtalk is lighter than the swatch, it’s more nude than that makes it appear.

Tarteist Pillowtalk (amazon image)

Stowaway Creme Lipstick Trio

Stowaway Creme Lipstick Trio

The 5th lip item is actually 3 in 1. It’s a set of Stowaway mini lipstick, Creme Lipstick Trio. The collection contains Cranberry, Raspberry and Muted Plums creamy mini lipsticks. Individually these lipsticks are $9 each and come in 8 shades. “Our highly pigmented, long-wearing cream lipstick delivers smooth color that works as hard as you do. Full of nourishing ingredients that keep your lips hydrated even on the longest day. Our favorite part? It’s small enough to go where you go and one swipe will do with this super opaque color.”

POP Beauty Insta-Eye Palette and Pur Cosmetics On Point liquid eyeliner

The rest of Giveaway Box 2 will enhance your eyes. I forgot to include the Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette ($10) in the main picture. It’s called Insta-Contour and contains 4 Mineral shadows. “These harmonizing hues make it easy-breezy to bring out the best in your unique eyes! Colour-rich mineral pigments blend beautifully, effortlessly creating an array of 3D eye popping effects in an instant!”

Pop Beauty Insta-Eye Palette in Insta-Contour (

Pur Cosmetics makes excellent liquid eyeliners and the giveaway contains On Point Liquid Eyeliner in VIP ($19). “Get a bold, dramatic wing that is always on point. The fine and flexible felt tip delivers thin to thick lines with ease without smudging, creasing or fading. It goes on smoothly without skipping or pulling and is quick to dry. This ultra-matte liquid liner is enriched with Lash Rejuvenation Complex and Passion Flower Oil to prevent premature lash fallout and provides skin with needed moisture without causing the formula to smudge or run. Also, it’s ocular tested and safe for sensitive eyes.” This is a matte black liner.

Whew! That took me a long time to write up. But it won’t take you long to enter. Use the Rafflecopter to enter this giveaway that’s open through 12/5/18 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Two requirements and the rest are extras: you must be an email subscriber and you must comment. Tada! Tweet every day too for more chances to win. Good luck and be beautiful always  —  Marcia

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Beauty Info Zone is the host of this week’s Fashion Flash. Read on!

Hi everyone and welcome to the newest edition of Fashion Flash. We’re a “mature” group of women that love to share our latest articles with you. Each week you’ll find a wide variety of posts since we have bloggers worldwide with so many interests. You will find lots of health posts (and they aren’t lectures), fashion, beauty, travel and more. Start clicking to read our very best of the week. Thanks  —  Marcia

Jackie Silver Style shares fall beauty shortcuts.
Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the author of “Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life” but she’s also the Bone Health Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation and Ambassador for She got together with these two great organizations to celebrate World Osteoporosis Day–a day when people around the world make plans to keep bones strong for life–and created a super-short video to help motivate you to take good care of your bones!
Is it possible to travel in style, with just a carry-on? Oh yes it is! Learn how, on this weeks Ladies Roadmap podcast!
Find out what Nutritional Blood Analysis is from Society Wellness.
When does your skincare and makeup expire?? Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has the complete guide to save both your money and your skin.
Matte shadows should be a staple in the makeup stash of women over 40. Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been enjoying Mally’s Mattes Shadow Palette, a portable mix of cool and warm-toned neutrals that’s perfect for all occasions. And it’s half off now at Ulta Beauty!
Sheila from Painted Ladies shares her recommendations for the best matte eyeshadows for maturing eyelids.
Although specialists once thought that resting was the best prescription for a bad back, it is now shown that exercise relieves back pain. Try these from Mirabai Holland Certified Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach for women over 40.

ELEMIS has a new Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm infused with five rose extracts from around the world and in a Supersize. ELEMIS will donate $25K to the Pink Agenda for Breast Cancer Research with the purchase of this Limited Edition Cleansing Balm!

Lastly there’s Beauty Info Zone. What changes do we need to make when the weather is different? Learn some skincare tips to keep your skin in the best shape ever.

We’ve got raves for the Wunder2 Perfect Selfie Finishing Powders

Both Marcia and Lisa have been excited about the Wunder2 cosmetics that we’ve been using and today we have two more products that we think you are going to need to make your cosmetic life a little more finished. PERFECT SELFIE HD PHOTO FINISHING POWDER is available in two shades so one is surely going to want to live with you. Both Translucent and Bronzing Veil contain High-Resolution Powder Technology and both give your face the smoothness that you desire.

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Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder

While this is called a perfect selfie powder I have to confess that I never take a selfie. As a matter of fact I hide from cameras. But I still want a perfect finish when I do my makeup and that’s the job of Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder. All of us can use this powder whether or not you take selfies.

Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder

What you do need it for is a wonderful finishing powder that will help to eliminate the look of pores, fine lines, and imperfections. I was unable to get a swatch picture since this is totally translucent. If I swatched really hard I saw the white powder but that’s not how you use this powder.

Wunder2 Translucent Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder

Use either a brush like Wunder2’s kabuki or a kabuki or fluffy brush you own. Buff it on your face as the last step in your cosmetic application.

Wunder2 Kabuki Brush

The mattifying effect you’ll have on your face will provide a soft focus that makes your face look flawless. “A combination of specially treated silicone and nylon eliminates the appearance of pores, wrinkles and shine whilst promoting an elastic-like effect so the skin is able to expand and contract with facial movements without the powder setting into fine lines, creating a photo perfect finish.” This powder is a keeper and at $22 it will be your friend for a long long time.


I love bronzers because they are perfect finishing touch – they really warm up my skin and help make me look healthy, even on those days when I just want to crawl right back into bed. I typically reach for cream bronzers though because as I have gotten older I’ve found that powder bronzers are too dry for me. They tend to look fake – they sit on top of my skin, settle into my pores, look cakey…just not good. However, I am very happy to report that my Wunder2 Perfect Selfie Bronzing Veil was a whole different experience and has me believing in powder bronzers again.

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

The color is a reddish brown that looks like it might not be for everyone but I found the shade to be very natural and quite buildable. My skin tone is neutral and between fair and medium and it worked great. If your skin is darker than tan it won’t be dark enough for you and if you are very fair it may be too dark.

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

Wunder2 Perfect Selfie HD Photo Finishing Powder Bronzing Veil

The powder itself is soft and really fabulous. It melds into skin, really making pores disappear.  The Bronzing Veil gives my skin a gorgeous healthy glow that is truly stunning – this is my bronzer of the summer!! I sweep it on my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my chin, and my forehead and I am good to go. Bronzing Veil is a winner and is definitely going on my list of best products of 2018 – it absolutely gets me selfie ready.


Who wouldn’t want the great Wunder2 Kabuki Brush to use with your powders and bronzers? According to Wonder2 here are the highlights of this $9.95 wonder brush:

Wunder2 Kabuki Brush


  • Face brush: Perfect for Make Up Application On-the-go.
  • Ultra-soft Synthetic Hair Make Up Brush.
  • Powder Brush: Domed Shaped Head Perfect for Diffusing and Buffing Powders into the Skin.
  • Densely Packed Bristles Sweep a Fine, Even Dusting of Powder onto the Face. Ideal to Use with PERFECT SELFIE HD Photo Finishing Powder.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of using the Wunder2 cosmetic line these powders are a great place to start. Some CVS stores carry Wunder2 and they are easily found on Amazon, Ulta, and the Wunder2 website.



Mally has stolen my heart with the Mallywood Highlighting Blush

Mallywood Highlighting Blush

It’s hard to express just how much I love Mally Beauty’s newest blush, Mallywood Highlighting Blush. I have worn it continuously since I got it. Every other blush is totally ignored, even products I’ve bought since I got this. Everything about this Mallywood blush screams my name and refuses to allow me to wear anything else.

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One reason this is so unusual is that I’m a huge fan of cream blushes and actually don’t wear powder ones that often. But Mally changed my mind with the perfect pink blush. With 4 blush shades and 2 soft highlighter shades it is perfection for my cool toned fair skin. Mallywood though isn’t just for pale princesses since it can be built up, it’s appropriate for just about every one.

Mallywood Highlighting Blush

The best way for me to use Mallywood Highlighting Blush is to swirl a blush brush around the entire surface of it. It has a unique “wave” pressing technology that allows for all the shades to blend seamlessly together for a perfect blush shade. With all but the purple shade I can use these with a smaller brush on my eyes too. The purple doesn’t seem to pick up much color individually though but it adds to the overall effect.

Mally Beauty Mallywood Highlighting Blush

Mally Beauty Mallywood Highlighting Blush

While the delightful packaging screams glitz, there’s nothing glitzy about this. The highlighters are subtle, the only glitter is the embossed glitter on the compact. These are more iridescent. I take a medium size eyeshadow brush and pick those up to highlight on the top of my cheekbones. This is so perfectly multi-purpose!


Mallywood Collection

This Ulta only blush is part of a great looking collection but most of the collection is limited edition so you don’t want to lose out by hesitating. The blush will be the best $28 you’ll spend all summer. This is holy grail territory for me!  —  Marcia


The newest in cosmetics is Nuest Jelly Highlighters

Do you ever fill out surveys that ask about your hobbies and interests? Most of them don’t include beauty products but they really should since I can’t be alone in my obsession interest. I’m a fan of cosmetics and all that goes with it and always have been. When a new company is introduced I want to know all about it.

That leads me to NUEST and the unique products they have created. Looking through their site makes me want to be young again and to have a counter or vanity full of their practical yet adorable products.

Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighters

I have two of their Jelly Highlighters and have fallen for them. These aren’t the typical cream blushes or highlighters. Instead they are a water based gel that is quick drying. They say it “jiggles, shimmers, and leaves an impressive highlight on whatever area of skin they’re applied” They are fun to use and beautiful on skin.

NUEST Jelly Highlighter


Starting with the packaging I just couldn’t resist these.

NUEST Jelly Highlighters

NUEST Jelly Highlighters

Those cute little boxes hold one of 5 shades: Metallic Bronze (a brassy gold), Ruby Kiss (a swirl of peach and orange), Gold Rush (a rich yellow), Twinkle Star (soft white), and Pink Luster (iridescent soft pink). They can be used just about anywhere you want some magic to occur.

Nuest Jelly Highlighter swatches

Nuest Jelly Highlighters are vegan and have a self-smoothing, memory-form technology that allows it to glide on and leave a concentrated pigment made with pearl and mica. I have both PINK LUSTER and RUBY KISS and they are great examples to show the textures that can be found.

Nuest Jelly Highlighters in Ruby Kiss and Pink Luster

Pink Luster has a looser finish than Ruby Kiss has. It’s a little more liquidy so I keep it away from too much light. This is pink at its best. It can be used anywhere  –  over your lipstick, on your decollete, on your cheekbones, on your eyes, or anywhere you want the iridescence to shine. It is so easy to use and reflects a soft pink.

Nuest Jelly Highlighters in Pink Luster and Ruby Kiss

Ruby Kiss is an especially unique shade. When I first open it I see bronze to it but looking at it more intently there’s a little red, a little peach and a little orange. It has some shimmer built in that is perfect for cheeks, eyes, and lips. Nuest even recommends adding some to your legs to add some extra glow.

These are easy to apply with your finger which is what I prefer to use. They sell a silicone sponge that they recommend but I’m happy with the control I get with my fingertip.

Ruby Kiss and Pink Luster

This is the season that highlighters really come into play so why not add some beautiful colors in a new texture to your day. The line is Vegan, Paraben-Free, Oil-Free & Cruelty-Free. They last, they are easy to apply, and they are mixable. They are practical and more important FUN!  —  Marcia

Check out this Jelly Highlighter Tutorial to learn more.

More from Nuest:

1.    Want a Natural Look?

For a simple, natural look, moisturizer is your best friend. Apply your favorite and allow it to set in. Then, apply a small amount of Nuest Magical Jelly Highlighter to key areas such as under the brow bone or diagonal along the cheekbone. This will give you a dewy finish that catches the light in a subtle, yet natural way. Twinkle Star is best because it has just enough pigmentation which is perfect for a natural glow. Nuest jelly highlighters set like powder that will resist fading, rubbing off or moving.

2.    Opting for Full Glam from Head to Toe?

Nuest offers many options. Their jelly highlighters may be mixed with your favorite moisturizer or foundation for an all over subtle glow. Next, you can add additional highlighter using their Silisponge or your fingers and begin dabbing the top of your cheek and brow bones. Accentuate your cupid’s bow, down the center of your nose and on the tip of your nose, plus, around your temples. For added glimmer, dab a small amount to your shoulders, upper chest area, arms and even your legs. For a softer shimmer you can mix a jelly highlighter with your favorite body moisturizer. Our Gold Rush is perfect for that royal glow.

3.    Want Your Eyes to Look Larger?

Emphasizing the size of your eyes is easy! You want to apply highlighter just under your brow bone, but above the crease in your eyelid and then dab a small amount in the center of your eyelid. Gold Rush or Twinkle Star are a favorite eye opener.

4.  Want your Face to Glow?

Apply a small dot of highlighter in the center of the apple of your cheek over blush and blend in a circular motion. Pink Luster or Ruby Kiss will add just the right hint of blushing glimmer.

5.     Need to Re-Shape Your Nose?

Apply highlighter along the bridge of your nose and gently blend foundation or contouring cream a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone on the sides to make your nose appear to be slimmer or hide flaws. Twinkle Star is best since there is less color pigmentation which will not interfere with your contouring.

6.     Want to Look Refreshed?

Just add just a pinch of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes to brighten up an otherwise dark area. Then, apply a small amount in the center of your eyelid to add brightness. We recommend Gold Rush to wake up your look like the morning sun.

7.    Want Your Cheekbones to Pop?

Apply highlighter on the cheek bone in a diagonal line from just beneath the center of your eye socket up towards your hairline and blend with a Silisponge. Pink Luster or Twinkle Star are the perfect shades to catch the light. The glimmer of the highlighter, will give your cheeks a pop and glistening glow.

8.     Give You Lips for Days?

Applying a little bit of highlighter to your cupid’s bow using a concealer brush. Also, you can dab a small amount on your bottom lip right in the center or add a jelly highlighter over our favorite lip gloss or lipstick for a real statement. Try our Ruby Kiss to achieve those kiss-able lips.

9.    Would You Like a Summer Glow for Face AND Body?

Without having to bake in the sun, simply add our Metallic Bronze to your foundation or moisturizer and apply on your face. Use our Silisponge to create that perfect blend. Feel free to add it to your body moisturizer for an all over summer glow.

10.  What Areas Can You Highlight?

Highlighting can be done anywhere you would like to accentuate – besides the traditional cheeks, eyes and lips. You can go beyond and add jelly highlighter to your body lotions to add shimmer to our shoulders, legs and arms. You can even contour or add glisten to your chest when wearing a strapless or plunging neckline. Contouring your knees or legs are an option as well especially during the summer months. Simply dab a small amount to the center of your knees or a horizontal line down the front of your calves.



It’s time to spring into the Sunday Scoop giveaway page

Welcome back to the Sunday Scoop, your home for giveaways. This week it’s exciting to find so many beauty giveaways to share with you. That’s what we really love but we aren’t going to sneeze at all the amazing products and money prizes that I’ve found. There are several unusual giveaways that I think you are going to want to enter. Let me remind you again (and again and again) that when you enter a giveaway, make sure you follow the rules. All Beauty Info Zone giveaways require you to be an email subscriber and comment. I’m sure that most other blogs also have requirements too. Good luck and I hope you win big.  —  Marcia


4/24  $25 SEPHORA G.C.  –  US/Canada



Winner’s Circle: This week’s winners are Starla B and Dianne R for the Pixi Skintreats giveaway. For the Macadamia Hair giveaway the winners are Carol G, Carrie T, and Lauren L.


4/22 (possibly 4/23)  Olympia Beauty Store  –  5 packs of 1 bottle of Korres Showergel & 1 tube of Bodymilk, US

4/23  Hourglass  –  10 winners, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. US

4/23 – 4/26  Jan Marini  –  20 win, Hyla3D, US

4/23  Prime Beauty  –  makeup from brands like CT, Stila, Becca, IT, 29 brands total. US/Can

4/23  Dave Lackie  –  Bobbi Brown Beach gift set. The best of Bobbi Brown’s cult-favorite Beach Collection in a luxe, vacation-ready set. WW

4/23  The Homespun Chics  –  3 Julep nail polishes, US

She Finds  –  Jan Marini sunscreen, US

Beauty Undercover  ||  Parodi Hand Cream, 20 winners, US  ||  Natural Brasil skincare, US

4/24  Southeast by Midwest  –  this is a YouTube hop, you need to watch all the videos to find out the prizes and to enter.  Southeast by Midwest has a nice Bath & Body Works prize but it’s not stand alone. (Bath & Body Works Pearberry Lotion, Bath & Body Works Pearberry Shower Gel, Bath & Body Works Pineapple Body Scrub*, Zainey Laney Room / Body / Car Spray in Never Eat Pears, and a Memo Pad all housed in a Bath & Body Works Congrats Canvas Bag, US.)

4/24  Extra TV  –  Power of Women gift bag, 3 winners, cosmetics, haircare, jewelry. US

4/24  Girl Simply  –  1) Antonym Lola Lash Mascara & (1) Antonym Eyeliner Pencil. US

4/24  Ahleesa 4 Realz  –  Cardea Luxe Travel Skin Care Kit and Cardea Clarity Clear Skin Cleanser, WW

4/24  Chelsea Pearl  –  3 winners, Fresh skincare Rose Deep Hydration Toner and Face Cream, US

4/25  Pickles and Potions  –  Pickles and Potions Lip Balm, Pickles and Potions Eyelash/Eyebrow Serum, WW

4/25   Norah Love Makeup  –  $500 Fresh skincare spree plus 3 winners with each #giveaway winner winning a #FreshRose hydrating Toner AND the @freshbeauty Rose Hydration Deep Cream each valued at $8. US

4/25  The Jedi Wife  –   Target Beauty Box: All The Masks, Malin + Goetz: Facial Cleansing Oil, NYX Cosmetics: Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette, Note Cosmetics: Hydra Color Lipgloss in Juicy Peach, Urban Decay: Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Gamma Ray,Senna Cosmetics: Form-A-Brow eyebrow stencils, KBShimmer: Picture Perfect Cuticle Cream in Just Beachy, Zoya Nail Polish: Cole, Zoya Nail Polish: Zahara, Zoya Nail Polish: Tulip, Zoya Nail Polish: Leia, Turtle Tootsie: Sugar Scrub in Lavender & Vanilla, Lush Cosmetics: Bath Bomb in Avobath. US

4/25  Blessbox  –  3 win. Blessbox $300 of beauty, skincare, and more, US

4/26  Beauty and the Mist  –  Malika Jafrin Designer Beauty Makeup Brush Set,  can be sent to the USA, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, and France.

4/26  Glitter Inc  –  2 IT Cosmetics Favorites Hauls (Worth > $500 Each!) US

4/26  My Style Spot  –  25 winners, PURE organic coconut Oils from OCO, US

4/26  Erica Finds  –  ZENMED Skincare Bundle, US

4/26  Health and Beauty Girl  –  Live Clean Beauty Products, Canada

4/26  A Gal Needs  –  ’InLight’ Eye Treatment or Chocolate Face Mask, US

4/27  Dragonfly Sweetnest  –  2 Winners will receive a Colgate Optic White prize pack, US

4/27  Extra TV  –  5 winners, JOI of Healthy Hair” gift pack, US

4/28  Dave Lackie  –  Lancôme “Spring in Paris” Collection, WW

4/28  Fashionista Budget  –  Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set, WW

4/29  Candace Corey  –  Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel- Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, WW

4/29  Rolala Loves  –  June Jacobs Mandarin Moisture Mask, US

4/29  Intelligent Nutrients  – $ 750 worth of Intelligent Nutrient products, PLUS 5 winners: Skin Care Travel set for 1st Runners Up Winners, 5 winners: Hair Care travel set for 2nd Runners Up Winners, 5 winners:  Sanitizer for 3rd Runners Up Winners, US



4/22  Amba Products  –  Solo-24″ Plug-In Freestanding Heated Towel Rack, US/Can

4/22  Kudosz  –  Hickory Farms Celebration Gift Box, US

4/23  Steamy Kitchen  –  Kitchenaid Mixer, US

4/23  Anderson’s Angels  –  Picture Keeper Connect 16GB! US

4/23  Says Me Says Mom  –  Neck Hammock, US

4/23  Mom Does Reviews  –  Farberware Knife Armor Dishwasher Safe Knives and Knife Block Set, US

4/23  Logan Joss  –  Kindle Paperwhite, WW

4/23  Woven By Words  –  Aromatherapy with Essential Oils Diffuser and $5 Amazon, US

4/23  Erica Finds  –  Blogoversary giveaway, 6 winners with different prizes, US

4/23  Luxi Sleep  –  Winner receives (1) Luxi mattress in the size of your choice, US

4/23  Cloud Mom  –  Phone Bed Charging Station in Walnut, US

4/24  Extra TV  –  iHome Alexa Speaker, US, 5 winners

4/24  Theresa’s Reviews  –  4 Vera Bradley Wrapping Paper Books, US

4/24  Art of Visuals  –  Sony A7R III Camera body Giveaway

4/24  She Finds  –  Prize will include $1,000 towards the custom luxury handbag of your choice from 1 Atelier, a $500 gift card from Aromatherapy Associates, a custom dyed-to-order Queen size sheet set from Flaneur ($400 value) and a $500 gift card to create a sunglass wardrobe from Covry. US

4/24  On The House  –  Enter for a chance to win a professionally installed American Standard Walk-In Tub worth $17,500 plus a $500 VISA Gift Card. Nominate someone you care about to receive the grand prize and you too can win a $500 VISA Gift Card. US

4/24  Hello Subscription  –  Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box Spring 2018, US

4/24  My Style Spot  –  Wireless Bluetooth headphones, US

4/25  Genre Buzz  –  Kindlefire and 2 urban fantasy books, WW w/exceptions

4/25  Hello Subscription  –  Kawaii Box March 2018, US

4/25  Peter Darley  –  Kindle Paperwhite, WW

4/25  My Style Spot  –  PortoVino Wine Purse of choice, US

4/25  MAC Rumors  –  Custom Painted ColorWare AirPods, US/Can

4/26  Ron and Lisa  –  Metta Bed Natural Latex Queen Mattress & two queen pillows, plus $250.00 cash from AHA Life, US

4/26  JA Henckels  –   JA Henckels ZWILLING 7pc Pro Knife Block Set, US

4/26  Shameless Bookclub  –  Kindle Paperwhite + $50 Amazon Gift Card, US

4/26  Alls Well Home  –  One mattress and a complete Bedscape from Allswell and $2,500 to Hayneedle for Furniture & Décor, US

4/26  Furthermore  –  The Dux 1001 Bed, Gift card to the Equinox Spa and Shop, Suunto Sparten Trainer Wrist HP GPS Sports Watch, Active Botanical Serum from Vintner’s Daugh, Tumi Latitude International Carry-On. US

4/27  Fishbowl Prizes  –  PlayStation 2 bundle, complete with console, one controller, memory card, av cable, and power cable.  US

4/27  Mommy’s Playbook  –  EO Diffuser Locket Bracelet, US

4/27  Facet Jewelry Box  –  3 win, Facet DIY Jewelry Box, US

4/27  Mom Does Reviews  –   3 Pairs of Reading Glasses of choice from, US

4/27  Romy Raves  –  5 Cabi Head-to-Toe Outfits, US

4/27  Sara Lees Deals and Steals  –  Denvosi Necklace Guardian Angels Heart of the Ocean with Wings. This is open to US

4/28  Deals Among Us  –  Diffuser Sonoma Yi and (1) Essential Oil Blend Deep Calming Blend – US

4/28  Mommy Katie  –  Lotus Premium Yoga Set Kit, US

4/28  Mattress Advisor  –  mattress of choice up to 1,000, US

4/28  V82 Chris  –  Cadbury Treasure Chest, US

4/29  Rasa Malaysia  –   Primo Ceramic Grill, US

4/29  The Scented Bean  –  Coffee Soy Candle or Melt

4/29  Recipe Lion  –  Cuisinart Elite Food Processor, US/Can

4/29  Copy Cat Recipes  –  Cake Boss 3 piece Mixing Borwl Set, US

4/29  The Homespun Chics  –  Peachskin Sheet Set in your size, US

4/29  Grrfeisty  –  grrfeisty jewelry from @Veatge to give a bag full of fine jewelry to one lucky winner. Prize includes Abstract wire hoops in gold vermeil, the circle of life necklace, bracelet with a twist and a silver polishing cloth. US

4/29  NYC Single Mom  –  Teleflora Mother’s Day Bouquet, US

4/29  Kng McKellar-Glorias  –  Popcorn Factory Spring Giveaway A sampling of luscious treats are lovingly packed inside this Fancy Floral box, including: Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Milk Chocolate Popcorn Bites, Foil-wrapped Sour Candies, and 3 flavors of popcorn: Spring Mix Kettle, White Cheddar and Caramel. 1 lb 9 oz. Serves 2-3, US

4/29  Crafty Little Gnome  –  Winner’s Choice Jewelry Item

4/29  AJNA  –  $200 Lululemon voucher, Organic Jute Yoga Mat and Eco Acupressure Mat! US

4/29  My Life On and Off the Guest List  –  $75 Teleflora gc for Mother’s Day flowers, US

4/29  Great America Shave  –  BEARD CARE SET + $25 VISA GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY 25 Visa, US

4/29  Things in Review  –  EZVIZ Mini O Camera, US


4/22  ||  Marcie In Mommyland, $50 Oriental Trading GC, US  ||

4/23  ||  Confessions of a Frugal Mind, $25 paypal, WW  ||  More is Merrier, $25 Amazon or Paypal, US  ||  Readeropolis, $50 Amazon  ||  Silver Dagger, $25 Amazon  ||  Lady and the Blog, $25 Amazon, US  || Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Mom Generations, $50 Massage Envy g.c., US  ||  Ruchis Vogue, $250 Nordstrom, WW  ||

4/24  ||  Highlights Along The Way, $200 Apple Store, US  ||  Mom Generations, $50 BJ’s Club, US  ||  Something2Offer, $25 Kroger GC, CozyPhones Headphones and Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Games, US  ||  Staying Close to Home, $25 virtual Visa gift card, (1) coupon valid for a free pouch of Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked and (1) coupon valid for a free dozen Eggland’s Best eggs, US  ||  Book Briefs, $25 Amazon, US  ||

4/25  ||  Xpresso Books 1, $25 Amazon  ||  Xpresso Books 2, $25 Amazon and book  ||  Smart Stop Storage, $500 Bed, Bath and Beyond, US  ||  Giveaway Guy 1, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  Giveaway Guy 2, $40 Amazon, US  ||  Giveaway Guy 3, $40 Amazon, WW  ||  Lowe’s, 5 winners, $20 Lowes g.c.  ||

4/26  ||  Made in a Pinch, $150 Amazon, WW  ||  Contest Corner, $100 Gift Card to Macy’s Backstage to shop for their own new spring outfit or home décor makeover. US  ||  Motherhood Defined, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Silver Dagger, $25 Amazon  ||  Hearts of Gold, $500 Nordstrom, US/Can  ||  Viactiv, 250 gc and 25 winners of Viactiv, US  ||

4/27  || Fun Learning Life, $25 virtual Visa gift card, one coupon valid for a free dozen Eggland’s Best eggs, and one coupon valid for a free pouch of Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs (virtual gift card can be used for online purchases only.), US  ||  Juan Irizarry, $200 Nordstrom, WW  ||  Mom Knows Best, grand prize of a $200 Walmart gc and 6 win $50 Walmart gc, US  ||  Beautiful Touches, $200 Amazon, WW  ||  Best Viral Videos, $500 Nordstrom Rack, WW  ||  Vickies Kitchen and Garden, $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble, US  ||

4/28  ||  The Beat, $200 Best Buy, US/Can  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $25 Disney gc, US  ||

4/29  ||  Simply Stacie, $100 Amazon gift card + (10) Recipe Calendar pro app. US  ||  Stacking My Bookshelves, £/$20 amazon voucher, WW?  ||  With Love for Books, $20 Amazon plus signed book, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $25 Amazon  ||  Gina Michelle, $250 Home Depot, US (maybe Can)  ||  Eat Move Make, $50 Fandango, US  ||  Del Real Foods, $1000 cash card, 2nd place $500 cash card, plus all winners get a Del Real Food food and party pack, US  ||  Heidi McLaughlin, $100 Amazon  ||



I chose not to share baby giveaways and money giveaways under $20 even though there are quite a few from $5 to $15. There are a few others that I didn’t share too so look at the complete list if you are interested.


Beauty Info Zone, $25 Sephora or paypal, US/Can

Angie’s Angles, Tarte mascara and UD eyeliner pencil, US

Mommy’s Block Party, SEPHORA Ready In 5 Face Brush Set + $15.00 PayPal Cash, US


On Honeysuckle Hill, A black and silver tone necklace and earring set by Covington, US

Beautiful Touches, PeachSkin sheet set, US

Celebrate Woman Today, HOP Wire Sculpted Jewelry by Lexi Butler Designs, US

Sweet Southern Savings, 40 count box of Single Serve Stash Premium Green Tea, US/Can

Finding Sanity, Inevifit Scale, US

My Little Gang, 40 ct box of Stash peppermint tea, US

Ice Fairy Treasure Chest, Sabatier Edgekeeper Self-Sharpening Chef Knife, US

Rita Reviews, Amazon Echo Dot, WW

Simply Sherryl, White Wood Corner Fence With Solar Powered Light, offered in a $50 Amazon card, WW

Eclectic Evelyn, homemade necklace, US (necklace sells for $35 dollars and is made of Buddha beads and a hand wrapped tree of life pendant made out of Amazonite and copper wire.)

Says Me, Says Mom, Exgergen TemporarlScanner Thermometer, US

My Style Spot, colorful clutch, US

Reviewz and Newz, Brooklyn Aurora Mattress, US

Practical Frugality, NECTAR Mattress, US

Live Well, Be Fabulous, Mystikaly Box and $10 Starbucks g.c., US

Home Jobs by Mom, two winners will receive a Baltic Wonder Amber Necklace, US

MONEY  (nothing under $20 is shared)

||  Silver Dagger, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Utterly Amazing, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Broken Tepee, $25 paypal, WW  ||  Shopping Kim, $25 Target, US  ||  Aging Like A Fine Wine, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Lindsey Blogs, $25 Walmart, US  ||  Sunshine and Roller Coasters, $25 Amazon or paypal, US/Can  ||  Three Boys and an Old Lady, $40 Visa, WW  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $20 Bath & Body Works gc or paypal, WW  ||  The Jersey Momma, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Easter Babe’s Theory, $25 gc, US  ||  Divas News, $25 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Something 2 Offer, $25 Kroger GC, CozyPhones Headphones and Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Games, US  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Fandango gc, US  ||  Stacking My Bookshelves, $20 Amazon, WW||  Parenting in Progress, $20 Amazon, US  ||  This Ole Mom, $25 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Queen of Random, $25 Amazon or paypal, US  ||  Susie’s Reviews, $20 Amazon, US/Can  ||

Mally makes life a lot more beautiful

Mally Beauty Soft Focus Lowlight & Highlight Trio and Pure Pigment Melting Lip Powders

It’s Mally time, time for you to get “gorgois” and today I have some beauties to show you. I promise you’ll want them.

First is the Soft Focus Highlight to Lowlight Trio, a trio of talc free powders that feature different levels of luminizing pearls. The palette is subtle and perfectly fits the name Soft Focus. While the 3 shades look very close in the palette once on they have their own personality. You can use them separately or blend them together. My choice is separate.

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Mally Beauty Soft Focus Lowlight & Highlight Trio

First you’ll find Mocha Martini on the left. This is the darkest of the trio but dark it’s not. It has a sophisticated light glowy golden brown that is great to use under cheekbones, along the sides of your nose and at the hairline. The color is just dark enough to give you some definition but not so dark that it’s noticeable. This is what contouring should be for fair faced maidens.

Next is Rose’ All Day which makes for a great light pink blush or to be used down the center of your nose, the tops of your cheekbones and on your browbone. Yes these can all be used as soft eyeshadows. The texture is divine.

On the far right is Bring On The Bubbly which is recommended at the inner corner of the eye along with at your Cupid’s Bow or anywhere you want to softly glow.

Mally Beauty Soft Focus Lowlight & Highlight Trio

The beauty of this palette is the softness and how well the shades blend. They brighten your complexion, they blur imperfections, and there’s a seamlessness to them when applied. It’s different than the highlighters I’ve written about lately because of the light glow that is noticeable yet no one knows why you look so gorgois. It’s bringing a magical yet understated glow.

This is available on Mally Beauty’s site for $35 but I have two deals for you! The first is that for a limited time Mally has a 20% off sale going on. I don’t know when it ends so act quickly with the code MALLY at checkout. Here’s another deal that I think is fabulous. QVC has a 4 piece collection for $47.19 that includes this wonderful palette but also includes an Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra in Champagne, a light golden shimmer shade, More is More Mascara, and H3 Lip Gloss in Sweet Peach, a sheer light peach shade. This is a steal IMO. Every one of these products are must haves!

Mally Beauty Lights on You 4-Piece Collection on QVC


As much as I love this palette what is something worth hunting down are Mally’s PURE PIGMENT MELTING LIP POWDERS. These were available on QVC but I missed them and unless you are a Mally follower you might have too. But they are really unique to my lip collection and I’m glad to have them. These are available at Amazon though, you want to add one or more to your collection.

Mally Pure Pigment Melting Lip Powder in Tender Rose

I was sent a duo that contained Tender Rose and Soft Nude. There are two more available too in Mellow Mauve and Gentle Pink.

Mally Pure Pigment Melting Lip Powder in Soft Nude

These squat containers are just too cute. There’s a small lip gloss type wand that applies the pigment to your lips. You’ll love the cool sensation you first feel, they feel slightly wet and you have time to smooth on the pigment before it starts drying down. (I want a powder with this feeling!) You end up with a soft matte look that lasts really well during the day.

Mally Pure Pigment Melting Lip Powder in Tender Rose and Soft Nude

The best part though is that this isn’t drying at all. I’m not a big fan of liquid matte lipsticks but I am a fan of these Pigment Melting Lip Powders. I swear my lips don’t feel one bit dry when wearing these. I have the trendy matte look without the drying out of my lips. This isn’t a luscious look if that’s what you are looking for but it’s easy non-drying color.

Mally Pure Pigment Melting Lip Powders

Soft Nude looks sort of tan in my swatch but on my lips it’s a true nude, not too light, not too dark. Tender Rose is also lighter on my lips than my swatch which makes me quite pleased since I don’t like dark lips on me. It’s sort of a red popsicle stain to me.

With the pigment lips I have some advice. Your lips should be exfoliated and dry which is true for all matte lips. First shake the bottle before using to mix the pigment. When done be sure to close it tightly so it doesn’t dry out. Also if the color goes on unevenly just use a lip brush or even a q-tip to even them out. You can build the color too once it’s dry by adding another layer or two. But let them dry first before you do that.

Mally Pure Pigment Melting Lip Powder in Soft Nude and Tender Rose

These were inspired by Korean beauty and they are formulated with encapsulated pigments. The color transforms from powder to cream when it comes in contact with the natural oils of your skin. They are totally unique to my life and a creative longer lasting alternative.

All of these make a great spring/summer addition to your life and if Mally has any say over it, you know you’re going to look just gorgeous!  —  Marcia