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It doesn’t matter where you are going, you are going to want some SAVVY TRAVELERS with you. It can be as simple as going on a hike, to yoga or the gym, or as complicated as going on an overseas journey. Savvy Travelers is going to make your life a whole lot easier and your travels much more convenient.

Savvy Travelers

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I don’t even know where to begin with the great selection of products they have. So far I’ve used these when I moved since I knew it was going to take me forever to unpack and organize my life. (I’m still not unpacked or organized but I’m closer!) I packed a small duffle with what I needed for two days as far as clothing, medication, and life necessities. Savvy Traveler was in that duffle and helped me get over the bump. Next it’s going on a true vacation that we are in the midst of planning.

Most important, what is Savvy Traveler? It’s a company that produces individually wrapped products for your life. Whether it’s deodorant, skincare, feminine hygiene, or camera/phone cleansing you’ll find it at Savvy Traveler. The packets are thin and small enough to drop into your jeans pocket, your handbag, or any place you can tuck things in. They are perfect for airplane travel since they aren’t liquids and you can easily take them with you plus they are biodegradable.

Savvy Travelers Getaway Kit

The Getaway Kit is a wonderful way to start and what I’d have packed except that I’m giving two kits away! This contains 12 packets in a great reusable plastic bag: 2 each of Klean Upz, Lift Offz, Take Offz, Speak Eazy, No Sweat, and Bottomz Up.

Savvy Travelers Getaway Kit

In other words:

Klean Upz is an antibacterial hand & body wipe. These are great for every sticky situation especially.

Lift Offz for nail polish removal. This has enough remover to do your entire manicure with just one wipe.

Speak Eazy: a tooth, lip, & mouth cleansing wipe. How great to have after you wake up on a plane and have that awful taste in your mouth and worry about your breath!

Take Offz is an all in one facial wipe that not only removes your makeup but is great for oil and dirt. Stick one in your pocket when you are out walking!

No Sweat is a terrific antiperspirant & deodorant wipe. These have an invisible formula and help freshen you easily. Believe me, these work!

Bottomz Up is a “booty bidet wipe”. This cleanses and refreshes. I’m sure many single ladies will appreciate these as well as the rest of us.

Savvy Travelers Getaway Kit

Another kit to consider is the Jet Set Kit which contains 4 of each No Sweat, In The Klear (lens, camera and screen wipes), Take Offz, and Speak Eazy.

Savvy Travelers Jet Set Kit

Savvy Travelers Wipez Wallet

I love the Red Carpet Ready Kit. It’s a refillable wallet (Wipez Wallet Organizer) that contains 2 each of

  • Speak Eazy mouth cleansing and breath freshening wipes
  • Take Offz facial cleansing, moisturizing and makeup removing wipes
  • No Sweat antiperspirant and deodorant wipes
  • Klean Upz antibacterial hand and body wipes
  • In The Klear lens, screen and camera cleaning wipes
  • Bottomz Up booty bidet cleansing and moisturizing wipes

    Savvy Travelers Wipez Wallet with packets

You can even buy the wallet separately and fill it as you wish considering that Savvy Travelers sells a variety of 10 packs

Savvy Travelers even has a Wipeaholics monthly subscription that is customizable with 40 wipes each month for $20 a month. I’m planning on doing this for a few months in preparation for my 3 week winter trip. I want to be prepared. You can stop it when you want but the good part besides the great price is that I can pick what I want each time. I know I’m going with No Sweat, Kleen Upz, Speak Eazy, and Take Offz. Use and toss is the way for me to pack light and have room for my shopping habits!

Savvy Travelers Liquid Courage kit

Savvy Travelers has many other reasons to like them. You don’t need water with these since they don’t need to be washed off. It’s made in California using clean, renewable solar energy. They are cruelty free, FSC / Rainforest Alliance certified, EPA Green Power Partner approved, paraben free, and carry-on friendly & TSA compliant. — Marcia

Now for a giveaway! Savvy Travelers was nice enough to send three kits for Beauty Info Zone subscribers. I have 2 of the Getaway Kits and 1 Liquid Courage Kit (contains 2 each of Klean Upz, Bottoms Up, Klean Offz, and Lift Offz plus I’ll add 4 extras). This is open for US only and you must subscribe by email. If I can’t find your sub then bye bye Felicia!! The giveaway is open through 8/23/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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You can also find assorted Savvy Travelers at Amazon.com. Getaway Kit, No Sweat, Jet Set Kit and more.

Top 10 Under $10

Top Ten Tuesday is always fun but today is especially so. I got to pick out 10 items that cost $10 or less to show you. With the winter holidays peeking around the corner you need to find some stocking stuffers or just something to perk up your own life. Here are some of my favorite cosmetic items. I’d love to learn what yours are too. — Marcia

LIPS

1.  PIXI BEAUTY SHEA BUTTER LIP BALMS ($8) come in 5 colors plus clear and they are totally awesome. They are a combination of a nurturing lip balm and a lipstick except they aren’t sticky at all. My blog partner Lisa raves about these constantly so I had to see what the fuss was about and now I agree with her. Pick from Ripe Raspberry, Coral Crush, Pixi Pink, Natural Rose, Honey Nectar or clear. I can’t wait to go back to Target to pick up Pixi Pink.

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose

2.  COLOURPOP is the hot brand of 2015. Their products are all so reasonably priced ($5-$8). They are known for their Ultra Matte lipglosses but those don’t do it for me. I do like their Lippie Stix though and I have several including the sheer Juice Bar in the collage. While not my favorite I appreciate all the choices and that they have matching Lippie Pencils for most of the Lippie Stix ($5 for the Lippie Stix, $5 for the Lippie Pencils). Totally fun pick me up and if you use the code “thanksbabe” you’ll get $5 off your order.

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BLUSH

3.  Speaking of ColourPop, they have 24 shades of blush in three different finishes (matte, satin, and pearlized). The texture of ColourPop blush and eyeshadows is not what you expect. They have a spongy feel to them and are a bit tricky the first time you apply them, but after you get the hang of them you’ll come back for more.

4.  MILANI ROSE POWDER BLUSHES aren’t in my collection but they need to be. There are nothing but raves for these. At $7.99 if you see them, grab them.

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EYES

5.  HARD CANDY SASSY EYES SULTRY PALETTES ($8) are in sturdy metal palettes with shadows that belie their price. There are 3 variations of these and if they are anything like the Smokey Eye Palettes that I have from the spring, then they are top rate. I still use my Smokey Eye Palettes all the time.

6.  SLEEK I-QUAD EYESHADOW & EYELINER PALETTES  ($8.99) are on my wishlist. There are 3 different palettes with three eyeshadows and a gel eyeliner. I’d have chosen one of the I-Divine eyeshadow palettes if it were under $10 but those are just above the limit at $11.99. This is a brand that I’m loving the more I use it.

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NAIL POLISH

7.  SINFUL COLORS ($1.99) amazes me. I’ve had the opportunity to review quite a few of their polishes and they last a full week on me. I know I mention them often but there’s a good reason for that.

8.  PIXI BEAUTY NAIL POLISH ($8) is another polish brand you’ll hear about from me over and over. I love how easy these are to find at Target, I love the colors, I love the wear. I just bought Olive Gold at Target after craving that shade for so long.With 40 shades you’ll easily find some you’ll crave too.

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HIGHLIGHTER

9.  e.l.f. ILLUMINATING PALETTE ($6) will satisfy your craving for highlighting aka strobing. 4 shades, $6. Can’t be beat. I just wish I could find the newer e.l.f. in stores.

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CLEANSING

10.  SIMPLE SKINCARE MICELLAR MAKEUP CLEANSING WIPES (approx $6) don’t totally fit this week’s theme for me but I just bought them and I’m impressed with a capital I. These wipes are different than the other brands I’ve tried. They are refreshing and remove cosmetics really well. They are gentle enough for my eyes which surprises me. Normally I use a separate eye makeup remover but so far I’ve even been able to get away without that. These may end up on my Top 10 list of the year.


Do you want to win the Power of Love? Of course you do. #giveaway #pacifica

PACIFICA Power of Love palette and Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes

PACIFICA Power of Love palette and Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes

If you are looking for a brand that is vegan and cruelty free then you might want to be looking at PACIFICA Beauty. If you are a Target shopper than should be looking for PACIFICA Beauty. If you want packaging that’s recyclable and a company that believes in natural beauty then for sure you want to check out PACIFICA. Luckily for those of you who want all of these things PACIFICA has sent us two different items that we’re going to share in a giveaway for you.

PACIFICA Power of Love palette

PACIFICA Power of Love palette

Let’s start with Power of Love ($19.99) which is an eyeshadow palette that is exclusive to Target. What you’ll find is a thin cardboard rectangular palette that you can recycle. But it will be hard to recycle this when you see the cute design since you’ll love looking at the palette along with the colors inside. You’ll find neutrals plus pretty pops of color with these eyeshadows. The textures vary with some matte and some shimmer but no glitter. These are softly pigmented shadows that need a primer to get the longest wear from them. Shade names are Mysterious, Bare, Falling Star, Spirited, Devoted, Shine On, Treasure, Crush, and Soul, and Luna.

PACIFICA Power of Love palette

PACIFICA Power of Love palette

These eyeshadows are infused with coconut water to make them more creamy and easy to apply.

PACIFICA Power of Love palette

PACIFICA Power of Love palette

I’ve made an “executive decision” not to swatch these. This way I can use both palettes I have for this giveaway. But I will share swatches with you along with two reviews and two other giveaways for the palette (because I’m so nice of course). First is PRIME BEAUTY whose giveaway for the palette ends on 5/24. There’s also a giveaway from COLOR ME SO CRAZY who has both the palette and the wipes I’ll be describing in her review/giveaway. She has some great descriptions as well as more swatches and her giveaway isn’t over until 6/15.

PACIFICA Power of Love palette and Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes

PACIFICA Power of Love palette and Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes

PACIFICA has a large variety of wipes at Target and Target.com. COCO PURE MAKEUP REMOVING WIPES are natural biodegradable wipes that are infused with coconut milk. They are usable for both removing makeup and for refreshing touch-ups during the day. I wouldn’t use these to remove eye makeup but that’s mainly because I don’t like anything with fragrance near my eyes. Now the fragrance is deliciously coconut but just not for me. They get raves though because people love the coconutty deliciousness along with the fact that these contain jojoba oil and aloe vera plus you get 30 wipes for just $6.99.

For our giveaway there will be two winners. First place will win both the Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes AND the Power of Love Palette. Second place will win just the Power of Love palette. This is open to US and Canadian BIZ Subscribers and closes on June 5th 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If you follow our giveaways you’ll notice that we sometimes have problems at the end of a giveaway and the comments will close. If that happens please email your comment to me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it PACIFICA or POWER OF LOVE. That will count as your comment and you can then do more options. Your chances of winning are better with more options!

I hope my “executive” decision not to swatch these pretties is okay with you. I’m sure the second place winner will agree that it was the right choice to make. Good luck. — Marcia

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Neutrogena Naturals #WipeForWater

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

sent by #Influenster

Even though it’s almost the end of April aka Earth Month, any time is the perfect time to remember to conserve water. Neutrogena has a campaign going on to do exactly that. It’s called #WipeForWater and it’s a wonderful reminder about how important water is and things we can do about saving water.

If you live in California you are especially concerned about the drought and the conservation efforts in the state. Water use is restricted there. In my area, the water rates keep soaring and will continue to do so. What used to be an inexpensive utility bill for my household is now a major expense for us. Therefore I do welcome the  #WipeForWater effort.

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes are among my favorites for cleansing wipes. I use cleansing wipes a lot. I use them for makeup removal, swatch removal and often just to wash my hands in the bathroom. According to Neutrogena we can use up to 5 gallons of water just to wash our faces. Even if you don’t feel right after using a wipe like this Neutrogena Naturals, you can do some pre-cleansing with the wipe. When you go to wash up it will take less time and you can save water doing so.

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes are soft and gentle sheets that are large enough to remove all the makeup on your face. Even though they are scented it’s a very subtle fragrance that doesn’t bother my sensitive nose. They are made of natural ingredients and the fibers that make up the cloth are 100% renewable fibers.

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Take the pledge for #WipeForWater and they’ll donate $1 for everyone who takes it to The Nature Conservancy to support water conservation. It’s a minute of your time and you’ll be helping the earth in doing so. Not only are these earth friendly and use renewable fibers but Neutrogena will also contribute 10% of the retail purchase price on Neutrogena® Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes sold in the United States from April 1-June 30, 2015, with a combined maximum contribution of $50,000 on the retail sales and pledges.

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are easy to find at most drugstores, mass marketers and online. They will be great on your face with their gentle removal and a way to help reduce your water footprint.

Neutrogena Naturals #WipeForWater

Neutrogena Naturals #WipeForWater

Have you tried these yet? What Neutrogena products are your favorites? — Marcia

*sent by Influenster

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Pacifica is Alight with their BB cream and Purify Coconut Wipes (and giveaway)

 

Pacifica Alright BB Cream and Purify Coconut Water

Pacifica Alright BB Cream and Purify Coconut Water

Did we hear you say Vegan? Did we hear you say cruelty-free? If we heard you right then you need to know about PACIFICA. We learned about them when they sent the products you see above for us and enough for two of our readers to win.

What you need to know about PACIFICA is that they have a goal to serve women by meeting their needs. They consider animals too when they create products that are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and certified by PETA. Since the planet is so important to their company they use recyclable materials, sustainable ingredients and help create less waste.

Today we’re going to share two products with you so that you can learn more about the brand.

MARCIA’S SIDEALIGHT MULTI-MINERAL BB CREAM

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

Pacifica’s Alight BB Cream is made in one shade that contains special mineralized pigments that helps it adapt to different skintones. It’s a very lightweight cream that is both brightening and luminizing.

PACIFICA ALIGHT

PACIFICA ALIGHT

Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream contains ingredients that will help the signs of aging like fine lines, pores and uneven skintone. The main ingredients are Jojoba Esters which are known to increase moisture and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Sweet Iris Leaf Cell Extract to help cell repair, Damascus Rose Leaf Cell Extract which helps firm and tighten, Coconut Water to promote elasticity and helps prevent sagging,  Kelp Extract for circulation and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration.

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream

As you can see this is a very sheer finish so that it will help you maintain a dewy, radiant bare finish. Even though the color is supposed to adapt to your skintone it only works for most people not all. I can wear this sometimes because it does adapt but not perfectly. But I have one of the lightest skintones so I’m pretty sure it will be better on those who are more light/medium and medium. If I mix this with my SPF it lightens up and becomes more natural looking on me. I can wear it to run around during the day but not if I want more coverage.

Alight is only $16 which is a terrific price for a BB Cream. It’s sold on Pacifica’s Website as well as at Target.

LISA’S SIDE: PURIFY COCONUT WATER CLEANSING WIPES

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

I have a ‘thing’ for cleansing wipes. I have a package in every bathroom, plus I always keep a pack at work, too. Really good ones are indispensible…they are perfect when I am too lazy to wash my face at night. They instantly cure makeup ‘oops’ like too much blush or obnoxious lipstick. And let’s not forget the necessity of a ‘Queens bath’ when that alarm doesn’t go off so there are only five minutes available to get ready for work!

Pacifica Purify Cleansing WipesPacifica Purify Coconut Cleansing Wipes

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes are wonderful. They smell of delicious coconut. They gently clean whatever needs to be cleaned, removing oil, makeup, and dirt with ease. Ingredients include papaya for exfoliation, aloe vera for calming skin, and calendula as a soothing anti-inflammatory.

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes are $8 at Target, and I also found them for $6 on the Pacifica website.  Definitely affordable and worth having a pack in every bathroom!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Two lucky winners will receive both of these products in their package. You don’t even have to choose! You’ll have the experience to test them out yourself and see how nicely they work. This is open to US and Canadian subscribers through April 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If the comments close before the giveaway is over the solution is to email me with your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com, label it Pacifica, click “I commented” and proceed to whichever options you want to use for more entries. Good luck!!

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Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths

 

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths

I try really hard to be good to my skin. I make it a priority to wash, treat, and moisturize every morning and night. At least once a week I do a deep exfoliation or some sort of mask. But there are some days when I am just too tired…or too sick…or, I admit it, too lazy to do my normal skin care routing. That’s when I reach for my Ole Henriksen nurture me™ cleansing cloths ($9). One cleansing cloth and my skin is cleansed of all makeup, as well as moisturized with Moringa Seed Oil and Borage Seed Oil. I can go to sleep knowing that while I may have skipped all of my fancy treatments, my skin won’t be clogged and nasty when I wake up.

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths

Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cleansing Cloths

Check out all the good stuff found in these cleansing cloths:

Borage Seed Oil: Nature’s richest source of omega-6 fatty acid, regenerates, firms, reduces inflammation, moisturizes, soothes and tones.
Moringa Seed Oil:Bursting with antioxidants, nutrients, amino acids, and omega-3 fatty acids, able to wick away dirt from the skin.
African Red Tea: An antioxidant-rich botanical that strengthens skin’s outer barrier and slows the aging process.
Pineapple & Papaya Fruit Extract: Provides advanced exfoliation and powerful enzymes to break down excess keratin to reveal softer, brighter skin.

the convenient packaging

the convenient packaging

love these!

love these!

Not only do I use these convenient little cloths on lazy nights, I also use them to prep my face for makeup, to clean my hands, and to freshen up after working out. Oh, and the best way to use them is to keep a package in the car when traveling. They are wonderful.

Now I am anxious to check out the other cleansing cloths from Ole Henriksen – the clean truth and grease relief. I can never have too much convenience in my life!  – Lisa

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Try a little magic with tarte eye makeup remover wipes and blotting papers

I’m sure by now you all know the good things about tarte cosmetics. tarte is the leader in eco-friendly products. They’ve gone to faraway places to discover ingredients that are good for us (I’m sure they have a magic carpet for that). I’m always happy when I receive tarte to review. But now I’ve discovered that tarte has hired a magician to work for them. This is a little known fact, actually I may be the only one that knows this, but I’m sure it’s true.

tarte fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye makeup remover wipes

tarte fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye makeup remover wipes

The reason? tarte fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye makeup remover wipes. These are truly magic. When I first received these I wondered what I could say about remover wipes that I hadn’t said before. But that was before I used them. From the first day I opened this package of 30 wipes and used one I was blown away. It was like being a kid again and seeing that rabbit being pulled out of the hat.

tarte fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye makeup remover wipes

tarte fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye makeup remover wipes

These wipes are the best eye makeup remover product I’ve ever used. Seriously! I can’t believe how little effort it takes to remove every bit of my eye makeup. I’m not shy when it comes to eye makeup; most days I wear the whole shebang. I love eyeshadows that are very pigmented, I crave rich black mascara, I adore eyeliner. When I use my other eye makeup removers I use a cotton pad and put a liberal amount of remover on them, hold for a while, and wipe several times. Then I usually have to go back and remove my eyeliner better with a cotton swab. But the magician that created fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye makeup remover wipes made them work in a very short time and made them non-greasy. I have only once had to work a little harder at removing an eyeliner – once!

tarte not so slick blotting papers and fresh eyes - size comparison

tarte not so slick blotting papers and fresh eyes – size comparison

The premoistened eye makeup remover wipes are about a third the size of a facial wipe yet one wipe removes makeup from both eyes. Fresh Eyes don’t drip with moisture, they are a little on the dry side. You wouldn’t think they could be the magic that they are when you felt them. They have a fragrance from the fruit extracts combined with maracuja. The fragrance is noticeable when I open the package and then it’s gone. I don’t notice them to be oily at all but if I were reapplying eye makeup I’d probably wipe my eyes with water first. But using them at night before bed leaves the nourishment of the ingredients to help moisturize and help with the signs of aging.

Here’s what tarte has to say about the ingredients: Powered By: maracuja: rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) and vitamin C known to replenish and rebuild for firmer, brighter, smoother skin and maximum hydration; grapeseed oil: rich in antioxidants and fatty acids known to moisturize, fight free radicals and brighten dark circles; papaya extract: contains enzymes known to exfoliate skin to improve tone and texture; pineapple extract: contains enzymes, vitamin A and C known to promote exfoliation and anti-aging properties

Here’s what I have to say about the ingredients: it’s magic!

tarte not so slick oil-absorbing blotting papers

tarte not so slick oil-absorbing blotting papers

tarte not so slick oil-absorbing blotting papers

tarte not so slick oil-absorbing blotting papers

Another product to check out from tarte is the not so slick oil- absorbing blotting papers. This convenient pack of 30 papers is excellent for that mid-day shine or oil slick. The blotting papers are weightless yet they are infused with green tea which is rich in polyphenols and is an excellent anti-oxidant. I’m impressed with how quickly they work. Since tarte is so eco-friendly I’m not adding to waste in the environment with plastic type blotting papers. They don’t add a powder like some. They don’t disturb makeup. They just work.

tarte fresh eyes and not so slick

tarte fresh eyes and not so slick

Add some magic to your life with these tarte products. Then maybe the founder of tarte will introduce us to her magician or at least get him/her to work on more amazing products. Have you tried these yet? If not I can assure you that you need to do so! — Marcia

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