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In honor of Earth Day Phyrra shares the Top 10 Eco Friendly Fashion Brands on Amazon!

Need inspiration for Earth Month? Join Pammy Blogs Beauty Neutrogena Naturals “Use it Up!” Challenge and enter the giveaway, too!

Prime Beauty finds 5 pretty spring blushes at the drugstore, all under $15!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been getting her skin ready for spring with effective facial skincare products from Jan Marini Skin Research.

Have you tried the Jordana Sweet Cream Mattes? See what the fuss is about from Shipra of Taneja’s Bride.

What do you think of when you hear the words Green Goo? Beauty Info Zone wants you to learn about this innovative company and the products they have.

Do you think a woman wearing makeup means she is insecure? Have you ever been judged for wearing makeup? Christa from Realizing Beauty wants to know!

Blushing Noir shares a SMART MIRROR that gives you the highs and lows of your skin woes. It’ll also tell you the best products to use AND what order to use them in! Check out the HiMirror Plus Skincare Analysis Mirror and grab the coupon code to save money on your purchase!

15 Minute Beauty has found a new lip balm to carry with her every where. She’s stocked up! Have you tried it yet?

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has all the details about the amazing Space NK Essentials Gift with Purchase, April 19-26. Be sure to check out our pictures of this phenomenal gift bag that is filled with ultra-luxe skincare and makeup!

What goes together in pairs? Obviously peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese! But Justina’s Gems found beauty to pair. See what these beauties are and learn something new.

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog makes no secret of her repurchases for The Beauty Spotlight Team

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Helen, from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog, has a serious penchant for luxury skincare, but only a short list of products are ever replenished and repurchased. Here are the holiest of holy grail products that she simply cannot be without.


Join the Beauty Spotlight Team to learn about the best products

beauty spotlight with wordsAllison from Never Say Die Beauty is celebrating the arrival of spring with Beauty Junkee’s brand new matte blush and delicately shimmery highlighter singles that fit nicely in their new magnetized palette.. Check out her post for a 15% off coupon!

Phyrra brings you 34 of the Best Makeup Hacks! They make life easier! Have you tried them all?

Another drugstore win from Blushing Noir. Check out the swatches, review and application tips for the new L’Oreal Infallible Paints Eyeshadows!

Cindy from Prime Beauty is dreaming of golden sunshiney days and the new Benefit GALifornia Blush is helping her get that just-from-the-beach flush despite the rain!

Are you looking to include some non toxic makeup in your collection? Amber from daydreaming beauty has been testing out Real Purity skin care and makeup. She has some great green beauty alternatives, and even a natural perfume!

Justina’s Gems has been loving some green beauty options for eyeshadows and liners. Check out a few of her favorite picks and the new Make Up For Ever metal palette she stores them in!

If you have not yet tried Kosas Cosmetics Weightless Lip Color, then you need to check out the review and swatches on Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog to see why these beautiful luxury lipsticks are worthy of your attention.They are truly amazing!

Are you ready for Easter? Beauty Info Zone shares the best nail shades for Easter and Spring from POP Beauty. You’ll love everything about these.

Are you dreaming of the beach like Shipra of Taneja’s Bride? Check out the beautiful ColourPop Sand Collection.

The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation is already a cult classic and now Lancôme is wowing is with new Stick and Cushion versions of Teint Idole Ultra Foundation. Are they as good as, or maybe even better than, the original? Christa from Perilously Pale tests out all three!

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her favorites from Pixi Beauty’s Beauty Blogger Collection!


What do you repurchase? See what Pammy’s favorites are in her Beauty Spotlight Team post


Pammy Blogs Beauty is the star of the week for the Beauty Spotlight Team. She’s sharing 11 bath & body and skincare products with us that she doesn’t want to be without.

The Beauty Spotlight Team introduces Marcia’s Holy Grail repurchases

hearts-backgroundHave you ever heard of a Quartermaster? According to Wikipedia a Quartermaster is “generally a relatively senior soldier who supervises stores and distributes supplies and provisions”. And according to Merriam Webster  a Quartermaster is “a military officer responsible for providing quarters, rations, clothing, and other supplies”. Well consider me a Quartermaster when it comes to personal products in my home. Many years ago my sister and BIL lived in the same apartment building as I did. My BIL used to call me the Quartermaster since he knew if they needed something my apartment was the place to find it. I was well stocked because “what if” I ran out of necessities (in those days it was mostly toilet paper, kleenex, and red licorice).

I’m the Quartermaster of my home now too. I don’t like to run out of what I consider necessities (which still includes toilet paper, kleenex, and red licorice). I have quite a few items that I repurchase way before they get too low. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Marcia's Beauty Info Zone Repurchases

Marcia’s Beauty Info Zone Repurchases

Starting with cosmetics these are products I already have backups of since I use them all the time.

Mally Poreless Face Defender

Mally Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty Poreless Defender rocks my world. I’m currently on my 3rd one and to be honest I have 2 more ready to go.

Mally Poreless Face Defender

Mally Poreless Face Defender

I received my first one in a QVC TSV and fell for it instantly. It is a clear product that mattifies skin and more important blurs pores. Since my first one I’ve tried several other blurring products but I always go back to Mally. I rarely wear powder anymore so I apply it on my cheeks prior to blush application.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Too Faced Shadow Insurance

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Too Faced Shadow Insurance

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Too Faced Shadow Insurance are products I’m never without. After discovering IT Cosmetic’s Bye Bye Under Eye I knew I wanted to try something else from the brand. CC+ Cream was the answer and still is. I also have CC+ Illuminating Cream (press samples) but the original is HG material. What’s there left to say about Too Faced Shadow Insurance? I always have one of these at the ready. I like buying other eyeshadow primers since I think they are vital but TFSI is definitely my favorite.

Benefit Roller Ball, Pixi Endless Gel Eyebrow Pencil, Physician's Formula liquid eyeliner, Pixi Brow Powder Palette

Benefit Roller Ball, Pixi Endless Gel Eyebrow Pencil, Physician’s Formula liquid eyeliner, Pixi Brow Powder Palette

I love eye makeup so much that it’s a weakness of mine. I’ve discovered 4 products that I keep in stock even though they take a long time to use up.

PIXI Endless Gel Eyebrow Pencil isn’t the most loved product that Pixi makes but it’s a favorite of mine. I love it when I’m in a hurry especially since it’s a gel that fills in my brows quickly and lasts the day. The only negative is that I like to resharpen prior to every use so I go through this quickly.

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

PIXI Brow Powder Palette is another eyebrow love. I am not near done with my first but already bought a second. I was at Target and there it was so I swooped it up. I basically only use two shades and occasionally the others to personalize the shade I want. Plus I can use the other shades as eyeliner and brow highlight.

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

BENEFIT ROLLER BALL MASCARA totally surprised me. I kept reading about it but I don’t buy many products from Benefit. I finally wanted to see what the fuss was about so I ordered one. SOLD! I’ve gone through 2 tubes plus a deluxe sample size and have the one in the box ready for service. I like the way my lashes look with this – curled and lifted, no smudging, last all day, and a dark black. You can even find this in a travel size if you want to try it out.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum is my favorite liquid eyeliner. It only is available in black and brown and it’s brown that’s my HG product. It’s so hard to find a wonderful brown liquid liner and I looked long and hard. I have others I really like (Stila, Youngblood) but if you made me stick to one it would be PF. It never skips, it’s long lasting, it’s reasonably priced, and it’s a beautiful brown shade. I’m assuming that the serum helps with longer lashes but I can’t quantify that.

Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Tweezerman Slant Tip Tweezers and Eyelash Comb

Tweezerman Slant Tip Tweezers and Eyelash Comb

Where would I be without Tweezerman? A hairy mess is where. I remember buying my first Tweezerman Slant Tip Tweezers and making everyone I taught with buy one too. I was amazed at how precise they were, all these years later I still feel the same way. I only pictured three but I have at least 5. I used to send them in for repair but I never liked how they worked after so now I just buy new ones. And keep spares on hand.

Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman

Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman (discontinued)

Then there’s the Tweezerman Folding iLash Comb – how many do I have? 3 to be exact. Told you I stocked up on things! I tend to misplace items and this is a tool I use so often that I don’t want to be without it. I use it prior to curling my lashes when I notice they are winky and after to make sure that there are no clumps. You don’t know what your eyelashes are missing if you don’t have this tool.

Tweezerman iLash Folding Comb

Tweezerman iLash Folding Comb

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And there’s more. Some you’ve seen before so I’ll be short with descriptions:

Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner are my go-to hair products. I get a Brazilian Blowout about once a year but I use these year round. I like to switch around hair products but these two and the treatments are what are always in my bathroom. They keep the frizzies down and my hair is healthy with these.

Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

Bioderma Sensiblo H2) Micellar Water is something I wonder how I lived without. I was late to this trend but I’m right on top of it now. The 16.7 oz bottle seems like it’s more expensive than the drugstore ones but it’s twice the size and lasts forever.

Bioderma Sensiblo H20 Micelar Water

Bioderma Sensiblo H20 Micelar Water

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover is something I always mention. It beats the rest by a mile! It’s gentle, removes everything for me without stinging, and doesn’t leave a film behind.

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Can’t forget my favorite DHC Silky Cotton Squares! Goldilocks would say “just right”.

DHC Silky Cotton Squares

DHC Silky Cotton Squares

J.R. WATKINS NATURAL LIQUID HAND SOAP is in all my bathrooms. I love Lemon and when I can find it I like Grapefruit. I’ve been buying the big refills lately.

J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Soap

J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Soap

That’s about it though I forgot to photograph both Aveeno Fragrance Free Daily Radiance Moisturizing Lotion and Touche Eclat Radiant Touch. I always have backups of these two.

So how do you think I’m doing as the Quartermaster? Would you hire me?  —  Marcia

What does Prime Beauty always repurchase?

repurchased 2The Beauty Spotlight Team has a new series going on things we always repurchase. This week we’ll learn what Cindy from Prime Beauty goes through over and over. I’m sure it will give you some ideas of things you’ll need in your life too.

Beauty rants and raves (mostly raves) from The Beauty Spotlight Team

A stage with colorful spotlightsPhyrra has a rant to share – How Brands Should Make Foundation! She gives constructive feedback on what we need to see in 2017.

Dry winter skin needs extra TLC. Prime Beauty reviews the new limited edition Passionfruit Agave Body Collection from SpaRitual. Psst..they have a beauty box too!

Bright, beautiful, and affordable describes Julie G’s nail polish in Sunset Kiss. It’s one of only 100+ polishes you could get for a discount too.

When it comes to lipstick, Allison from Never Say Die Beauty never has enough! But she’s holding a giveaway to help you have a chance to increase your lipstick stash with a gorgeous new gorgeous new comfort matte grape shade, After Dark, from Runway Rogue. Check it out and enter!

This week Amber from daydreaming beauty is sharing her Jesse’s Girl must haves, and there’s a 20% off coupon code for you! If you aren’t familiar with this drugstore brand, prepare to be wowed!

Given the cold weather, and the desire to wear stunning lipsticks, Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is especially happy to share the lovely
Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipsticks in Abigail and Cindy. They are moisturizing, boast gorgeous saturated shades, and they are a PureJoy to wear!

Pammy Blogs Beauty makes up some beautifully relaxing DIYs with Essential Oils from the Vitamin Shoppe!

There are so many loose setting powders to choose from, where do you start? Justina’s Gems details her favoriteson her blog this week.

Camo style couldn’t be more popular right now and that makes Blushing Noir VERY happy! Check out her Camo Inspired Fashion Beauty Faves!

15 Minute Beauty finally found a replacement for one of her discontinued, holy grail brow products. It’s from Maybelline!

Christa from Perilously Pale has been reliving her childhood thanks to one of the coolest beauty products she’s seen released in a while that is part of the Clarins Spring 2017 Collection. You have to see this!

Tired of the matte liquid lipstick trend? No, neither is Shipra of Taneja’s Bride. Try the Makeup Revolution Lip Euphoria and Amplification formula.