I’ve joined the coconut revolution with Palmer’s (giveaway time)


Walk into any drugstore or superstore like Target and Walmart and you’ll be sure to see this logo. Palmer’s has been around helping us out for years. But they aren’t the same old Palmer’s of your youth. They are new and improved and keeping up with the times.

My blog partner Lisa is a coco-NUT. Anything that has the scent of coconut is something she’ll try so I had to sneak today’s products by her so that I could see what the fuss was all about. And now I do. Palmer’s has created two great Coconut Oil Formula products that I’m the one getting nutty about.

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Palmer’s Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm

Cleansing Balms are a great alternative to regular cleansers since they are so gentle on your skin. This one by Palmer’s uses their Coconut Oil Formula which uses only ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoi Oil that’s been infused with Tiare flower petals. Sounds fancy doesn’t it? But this is just $8 and will last for so long.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm

Upon opening you’ll find a slightly solid texture that you use on dry skin. Work it onto your face with just a small amount of warm water and it will transform into a rich and creamy texture to gently remove everything from the day from dirt and impurities to  makeup. It feels wonderful while on and you’ll enjoy massaging this in. I use warm water and a wash cloth (usually a flannel cloth from The Body Shop) to remove this.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm

So why this cleansing balm as compared to some of the more expensive ones?

  • No Phthalates
  • No Parabens
  • No Mineral Oil
  • No Gluten
  • No Sulfates
  • No Dyes
  • Natural Coconut Oil & Monoi

Not only is this effective but the smell is intoxicating! My skin doesn’t feel stripped and this adds just the right touch of hydration especially as the weather is flip flopping around.


Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask

As a certified (or is it certifiable?) mask lover I am totally impressed with the Hydrating Facial Mask from Palmer’s. The first time I used it I was bowled over by it. This is one of the gentlest masks I’ve ever used and it’s definitely the least messy mask I’ve used. I can’t rave about this enough and for sure I’ll stop at Walmart to pick this up when I’m done with this tube.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask

It shows up as a pure white on my skin so my pictures wouldn’t show you anything. This Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask feels so light on yet when I wash it off my face my skin is totally replenished and feels soft for days. It only takes 10 minutes to use and then I massage it onto my skin before rinsing. While it makes no promises to reduce pores and make me look 10 years younger, it does tighten up my pores and makes my skin look its best. I can use this as many times a week as I want because it’s as gentle as a lamb.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask

It’s made with pure coconut water along with a rich blend of natural oils (Coconut Oil, Monoi Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil).

  • No parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates and dyes
  • No gluten
  • Made with natural coconut oil and monoi
  • Formulated with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients
  • With raw coconut sugar
  • Made with natural vitamin E

Not only am I happy that I’m now part of the coconut family but two of you will be able to win these products thanks to Palmer’s.  —  Marcia


Two US Beauty Info Zone subscribers will win both the Coconut Oil Hydrating Facial Mask and the Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm from Palmer’s. The giveaway is open through October 5th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Remember I need to be able to find your email subscription to Beauty Info Zone so if you aren’t receiving emails then sign up again!
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Another charming box for Boxycharm and another charming giveaway

September 2017 Boxycharm

I think I get more excited about receiving my Boxycharm each month than just about anything. I’ve purchased this now for about 2 years and I’m even on a 6 month prepurchase. After I moved my box never got forwarded and they were terrific about getting me a box so their CS is top notch.

The variety of items in Boxycharm makes me happy plus just about every month there’s a full size eyeshadow palette and you know I’m all about eyeshadows. This month’s box is great for those of us who love eye makeup.

Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries eyeshadow palette

I was most excited to learn about this Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries eyeshadow palette? Is the Pope Catholic? Darn tootin’ I was and this shows why:

Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries eyeshadow palette

8 beautiful matte shadows and 4 shimmers and all in colors I love to wear.

Pur Cosmetics Soiree Dairies (from purcosmetics.com)

This $34 palette will be getting a lot of use from me and Boxycharm has more than paid for itself with just this one item.

Bodyography eyeshadow and angled liner brushes

This Brush Duo from Bodyography (value $20) is a great accompaniment to this palette. The flat shader is the style brush that I use for my lids every day.  It’s a goat hair brush that is soft yet dense. The angled liner is soft and easy to use with the matte shadows or gel liners for lining.

MAC Lingering Eyebrow Pencil

Not only has Boxycharm added brands like Pur and ColourPop but now there’s MAC. MAC Lingering Eye Brow Pencil is a self-propelling, self-sharpening brow definer. Great for travel. Subscribers received either Lingering or Spiked. ($18)

Studio Makeup HD Powder

Studio Makeup HD Powder ($35) is also in the box. I don’t know about you but a jar this size will last me for years. Since it’s a translucent powder it should work on just about everyone. Some people received a loose blush from Studio Makeup in their box.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Strut

Each month brings us a lip from Boxy and this month they again sent the popular Colourpop our way. I received Strut which is a pretty fall shade in their Ultra Satin Lip formula.

Colourpop Sturt Ultra Satin Lip (from colourpop.com)

Colourpop describes this as a cool toned taupe. Even with the name “ultra satin” it’s a matte liquid lip but it’s not as drying as their Ultra Matte.

Brigeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

Boxycharm seems to be putting in a non-cosmetic item each month too and this month it’s Brigeo Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask (2 oz, value $9). Brigeo is very popular and this mask is one of their top sellers. It’s to be left in your hair for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out. This isn’t a good mask for me since it’s so highly fragranced (my opinion) but one of my good friends love it so she’ll receive it in the next package I send her.

The total value for my $21 Boxycharm subscription is $123 so I’d say I’m ahead of the game. And since my last Boxycharm giveaway was such a success I have another one for you today.In this particular giveaway you’ll receive two items from Studio Makeup plus the MAC Lingering Eye Brow Pencil and lots of surprises. The palette is from a previous Boxycharm and has been knocking around in my drawer so it looks a little under the weather but it’s brand new.

Studio Makeup On-The-Go palette

To enter you need to be an email Beauty Info Zone subscriber and comment. Those two are mandatory although you wouldn’t believe how many entries I get that people don’t do these (bye bye kiddo). All other Rafflecopter entries are there to help you get more chances to win. The giveaway is open through 9/30 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close early email me at [email protected] with your comment. This is open for US and Canada only.

If I’ve convinced you to become a Boxycharm subscriber then I hope you’ll use my affliate link. — Marcia

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Welcome to The Sunday Scoop’s giveaway post

Exciting amount of giveaways on The Sunday Scoop and even more exciting is that there are so many open worldwide. That doesn’t happen often. There are some incredible giveaways in this week’s edition including Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog’s SpaceNK beauty bag and beauty prizes from Kat Von D, Too Faced, Sephora, Burberry, and more. I hope I win one and I hope you do too.  —  Marcia


9/25  COLOR POP EYESHADOWS  –  2 winners, WW

Apologies that the Freeman Beauty Infusion Mask giveaway ended early, I must have put the wrong date in the Rafflecopter. Here are the two winners though: Jackie V and Gia W. We also finished the Good Earth Beauty soap giveaway and those two winners are Katie B and Annamarie V. Congratulations to all of you. New giveaway this week with more to come.


9/18  From My Vanity  –  Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Nude Lips Kit, WW

9/18  Lionesse  –  4 winners, Lionesse Gem White Pearl Day Moisturizer, WW

9/19  Ouai Haircare  – leather jacket, tee and bag from ALC, the entire OUAI product line, $500 in Herbivore Products, $350 and a perfect pair of hoops from Jennifer Fisher jewelry, US

9/20  Box Round Up  –  Aravinda Aromatherapy bracelets and $50 Amazon g.c., US

9/20  Still Blonde  –  Woman Up subscription box, US

9/20  Organic to Green  –  $50 Organic To Green Gift Card and Ginger Coconut Oil and Chap Guard. US/Can

9/20  Homejobs by Mom  – nail care prize package including these products: Cutex Spa Formula Twister For Hard To Remove Polish, Cutex Cotton Ball Holder, Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel #535, and Cetaphil Ultra Hydrating Daily Advance Lotion. US

9/21  La Roche Posay  –  30 win. La Roche-Posay skincare trios valued at $55. Each set includes the Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser, Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer UV and an Effaclar Shine Control Clay Mask. US

9/21  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Rachel Zoe Box of Style, US

9/21  Erica Finds  –  Savannah Bee 1.7 oz Body Wash in Tupelo Honey and travel pack of 8 Honey Face Wipes, US

9/21  Pristina Skincare  –  Clarisonic Mia 2, US

9/21  Shop With Me Mama  –  PFB Skincare Products, US

9/21  What U Talking About  –  Daisy Fuentes body care prize package, US

9/21  Topbox  –  Barefoot Venus bath and body products, US/Can

9/22  The Queen of Style  –  Still Standing Comfort Set Giveaway (for your feet), US

9/22  Polarbelle  –  Too Faced Semi-Sweet Eyeshadow Palette

9/23  Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog  –  2 winners, Space NK Autumn Beauty Gift Bag worth over $200, US

9/23  Fashionista Budget  –  Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Quad, WW

9/23  Posh n Spicy  –  trio of Burberry Liquid Lipsticks

9/23  Bekah’s Loves  –  Lipsense kit (lipstick, gloss, remover), US

through 9/30  Luster Toothpaste  –  weekly prizes for 10 people, US

Organic to Green  –  skincare prizes

Revelrie  –  cosmetics

Puritan’s Pride  –  $200 worth of beauty products from Puritan’s Pride, US


My Book Finds  – a Kindle Fire, An Echo Dot, A Smart Notebook, and a Heated Travel Mug! US

9/18  What U Talking About Willis  – BenQ e-Reading Lamp and Genie Lamp, US

9/18  Good Reads  –  10 winners of “The Velveteen Daughter”, US

9/19  Budget Earth  –  JBL Flip 4 BLUETOOTH Speaker Giveaway, US

9/19  Thirty Something Supermom  –  2 Pairable Blue Tooth Speakers (MY Audio Pets with True Wireless Stereo Technology), US

9/20  Conservamom  –  KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer, WW

9/20  Nutritionist Reviews  –  selection of KIND Bars, US

9/20  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisanart Electric Pressure Cooker, US/Can

9/20  Icy Fairy’s Treasure Chest  –  FreezeFrames® Cool Eye Wear, US

9/20  Ukoke  –  Ukoke Ultrasonic Cleaner, US

9/20  Peyton’s Momma  –  Brooklyn Bean Roastery Pink Pumpkin 40 count K Cup, US

9/20  Dioptics Sunwear –  One Grand Prize winner will win a $50 Gift Card, Solar Shield Drawstring Bag, T-Shirt, Flashlight Key Chain & pair of sunglasses of their choice. Plus 8 Winners will win a Solar Shield Drawstring Bag, T-Shirt, Flashlight Key Chain and a pair of sunglasses of their choice. US

9/20  My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life  –  Kitchen Aid Ultra Power Stand Mixer, WW

9/20  Vivrevelre  –  Hamswan Waterproof Action Camera

9/20  Lenore Harper  –  Kindle Fire, US

9/20  Therapedic  –  Therapedic Memory Foam Bath Rug. US

9/20  Erica Finds  –  Love with Food Gluten Free, August Box. US

9/21  Mom Does Reviews  –  Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop Prize Pack, US

9/21  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Waring Pro Popcorn Maker, US/Can

9/21  Test Mug  –  Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones. US

9/21  USA Love List  – 12 Limited Edition Deluxe Steak Knives and one solid wood Sycamore Chest, US

9/22  Powered by Mom  –  classic Coach Tote in the Signature Coated Canvas! US

9/22  DealMaxx  –  Kitchenaid 4 slice toaster, US

9/22  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisanart Round Slow Cooker, US/Can

9/23  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachel Ray 14 piece non-stick cookware set, US/Can

9/23  Poppy Sweeps  –  Starbucks coffee (4 varieties), Starbucks Instant Via coffee, Starbucks Biscotti, US

9/24  Mommy’s Block Party  –  Dryel Starter Kit and 2 refill packs, US

9/24  Amy Ever After  –  Amazon Echo Dot, US

9/24  Microflannel  –  3 winners, Micro Flannel Electric Blanket

9/24  TDK Publishing  –  Amazon Fire HD, US


9/18  Rachel Brimble  –  $25 Amazon

9/18  Crayons and Cravings  –  $200 Amazon, US/Can

9/19  Giveaway Promote  –  $100 Amazon, WW

9/19  Money Can Buy Lipstick  –  $125 Walgreens, US

9/20  ||  Parenting in Progress, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Sunshine and Rollercoasters, $20 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Savings in Seconds, $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Finding Sanity, $20 paypal, WW  ||  Nanny to Mommy, $25 Visa and Pfeizer children’s products, US  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, Us  ||  Nanny to Mommy, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons (3 @$5), US  ||  Parenting in Progress, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Utterly Amazing, $25 Dollar Tree, US  ||  Surf Sand and Sons, $15 BBW, US  ||  Wild Redhead Homestead, $25 Amazon, US  ||  This Mama’s Life, $25 restaurant g.c., US  ||  Woven by Words, $25 amazon, US  ||  Our Mini Family, $15 paypal, US  ||  Freebies Steals and Deals, $15 paypal, WW  ||  Generations of Savings, $15 paypal, WW  ||  Rats and More, $15 paypal, WW  ||  Confessions of a Frugal Mind, $15 paypal, WW  ||  Savings in Seconds, $20 Amazon, WW  ||

9/20  Roadside Travels  –  $50 Amazon, US

9/21  Crayons and Cravings  –  $150 Nordstrom, WW

9/21  Promos are Fun  –  $25 Cheesecake Factory, US

9/21  The Styled Fox  –  $600 Nordstrom, WW

9/22  Mnemosyne  –  5 winners, $50 Amazon g.c. and a custom Mnemosyne graphic t-shirt, US

9/22  Glistering  –  $250 paypal or Amazon

9/22  The Cut  –  $500 Stuart Weitzman shoes, US

9/22  Prize Circuit  –  $25 PF Chang’s, US

9/22  Southern Mom Loves  –  $50 paypal or e g.c. of choice, WW

9/23  Carla Rehse  –  2 winners, $25 Amazon

9/23  Promos Are Fun  –  $25 Darden restaurant gc (Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Capital Grille and more), US

9/24  Powered by Mom  –  $50 Fandango g.c., US

9/24  Where’d My Sanity Go  –  $50 Amazon

9/24  Promos are Fun  –  $25 Amazon

9/24  Miki’s Hope  –  $25 Amazon or paypal, WW

9/24  Schlage  –  $1,000 Lowe’s, US

An apple a day keeps the giveaways going on the Sunday Scoop

I’m sending out good vibes to all of you that are in the hurricane’s path or have loved ones affected by these acts of nature. We are fortunate in Michigan not to be going through this so our hearts are with you.  —  Marcia


9/13  GOOD EARTH BEAUTY SOAPS  –  2 winners, US

9/16  FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION MASKS  –  2 winners, US/Canada

Winner’s Circle:  Boxycharm winner is Laura S. More giveaways on the way including one this week.


Luster  –  weekly prizes for 10 people

JL Skin Fitness  –  each week for the next 7 weeks: Every week a new winner will be chosen, up to $100 gift card from the sponsoring brand of the week.  Three Grand Prize winners will be chosen and receive up to $100 gift card from each brand ($600 Value).

Le Mieux  –  LeMieux DermaBlue device (featured in the video) which is perfect for anti aging and to soothe and calm acne/ redness.

Organic Gold  –  “WIN fantastic skincare products by joining our Natural Skincare Giveaway! WINNER will be drawn every week. JOIN Once and Be Automatically Entered in WEEKLY Draws. So you get more chances to win fantastic skincare products for FREE!”

Beauty Undercover  –  UD 24/7 Glide on Pencils (2) US

Beauty Undercover  –  Ponds Original MoistureClean Towelettes, US

9/10  Wardrobe Oxygen  –  $200 Colleen Rothschild g.c. (skincare)

9/10  Writer Girl M  –  Tarte Dream Big Eyeshadow Palette, Leave Your Mark Eyeshadow Palette, Maneater Self-Sharpening Liner in Black, Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara in Black, and Arch Architect Brow Pencil & Gel. WW

9/10  MyChelle  –  3 winners, Sun Shield Clear Stick—pocket-sized SPF 50 protection, US

9/11  My Nail Polish Obsession  – 6 new LeChat Perfect Match Gel polishes Exposed Collection, US

9/11  Shop With Me Mama  –  Overnight Radiance Renew Cream, US

9/11  Deals Among Us  –  Legacy Shave Gift Set with 5 blade razor that will include: Legacy Shave Evolution Brush, Legacy Shave Pre-Shave Oil, Legacy Shave After Shave Balm and Legacy Shave premium heavy weight 5 blade razor with a trimmer blade and lubricating strip. US

9/11  Vine Vera  –  4 winners, Merlot Refining Peeling (a luxury exfoliant worth $146) from Vine Vera, WW

9/12  Pausitive Living  –  Elizabeth Arden White Tea Fragrance, Canada

9/12  Razzle Dazzle Styles  –  Win 100 dollar Premium Spa Gift Basket, US

9/12  Amazing Cosmetics  –  Amazing Cosmetics Brow products and concealer, US

9/12  Elephant  –  grand prize of Vapour Organic Beauty Collection ($700 value) with a chance to win $300 gc to Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, $400 Skincare Collection from SW Basics, Made Sure Certified Beauty Box. US

9/12  Beauty Brite  –  $250 Sephora gc

9/12  Beauty Care Choices  –  Kenra Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Shampoo and Conditioner, US

9/13  Deals Among Us  – 12 oz bottle of Live Clean: Fresh Water Hydrating Shampoo and 12 oz bottle of Live Clean: Fresh Water Hydrating Conditioner. US

9/13  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Love Goodly Subscription Box, US

9/14  Beauty Stat  –  3 winners, 3 L’Oreal Liquid Lipsticks (each), US

9/14  Physician’s Formula  – The chance for you and a guest to fly to Los Angeles and attend the Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 19, 2017 includes Roundtrip economy class airfare to Los Angeles for 2, 2night stay in luxury accommodations,1 dinner reservation for two at a fine-dining establishment, Tour of iconic Los Angeles landmarks at our selection, Pre-event makeover with Physicians Formula makeup artist, $100 credit for PhysiciansFormula.com,,$250 American Express or Visa gift card for spending. US

9/14  Vivo Per Lei  –  4 winners, Retinol Wrinkle Solution Thermal Mask, US

9/14  Prime Beauty  –  2 winners, PIXI Eyeshadow Palette or Bronze & Strobe Palette

9/14  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Waterpik® Complete Care 7.0 Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush, US

9/15  Michael Todd  –  $500 g.c. to Michael Todd Beauty

9/15  Laura Li  –  Epique Beauty Nano Ionic Facial Steamer, US

9/15  Feager  –  portable nail dryer, US

9/16  Painted Ladies  –  2 winners, REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, US

9/16  Fashionista Budget  –  Philosophy Fresh Cream & Mint with Berries on top Shampoo & Shower Gel, WW

9/17  Ahleesa 4 Real  –  NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, WW

9/17  Sensible Stylista  –  KINZD travel cosmetic bag, 2 winners, WW

9/17  Vampy Varnish  –  huge cosmetic giveaway with Pixi, OPI, UD, MAC, and much more, WW


9/10  Hobo –  $200 e g.c. towards Hobo bags

9/10  Walking in Memphis  –  $100 to 7 Charming Sisters jewelry

9/11  Shop with Kendallyn  –  MarsQuest Sunglasses, US

9/11  Mail 4 Rosey  –  Multi-use LED Lantern, US

9/11  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Lodge 5 qt Cast Iron Covered Skillet, US/Can

9/11  Mom Does Reviews  –  3 pairs of reading glasses, US

9/11  Arwen Paris  –  iPad Mini 4

9/12  Shop With Me Mama  –  Yankee Candle in one of their new fall scents, US

9/12  Mail 4 Rosey  –  Kinzd men’s wallet, women’s wallet or cosmetic bag, US

9/13  Shop With Me Mama  –  Snow Cooling Pillow With Shredded Memory Foam Fill, US

9/13  Thrifty Nifty Mom  –  BESTEK Pro Cyclone Rocket Cordless Stick Vacuum, US

9/13  Lunchbox Bunch  – Grand Prize: Vitamix Ascent Series – A3500 model – ($619.95 value + includes shipping), First Place : Encha Organic Matcha Starter Kit, Second Place: Kathy’s Smoothie Goodies + My Book 365 Vegan Smoothies. US

9/13  Leite’s Culinaria  –  5 piece Lodge Cast Iron Cookware set, US/Can

9/13  Subscription Addiction  – 3 months Bulu Box subscription, US

9/14  Jeremy Mathiesen  – Kindle Paperwhite, US/Can

9/14  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Paula Deen 15 piece cookware set, US/Can

9/14  Leite’s Culinaria  –  OXO 15 piece bake, serve, store set, US/Can

9/14  My Style Spot  –  5 winners, pair of Woodie’s sunglasses, US

9/15  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisanart Impressions Block Knife Set, US/Can

9/15  Parenting in Progress  –  set of personalized Mabel’s Labels, US

9/15  Good Bed Co.  –  Saatva luxury coil-on-coil pillow-top mattress from GoodBed.com, US

9/15  The Review Wire  –  Toddy Gear Smart Charge Power Bank, US

9/15  Three Boys and an Old Lady  –  Alex and Ani Bangle of Your Choice priced $25 or under, US

9/16  Miki’s Hope  –  Snuggle-Pedic Queen Size Pillow with Cover, US

9/16  Non-biased Reviews  –  Grand Prize: Layla Sleep Mattress, 2 otherw will win a Layla Pillow, US

9/16  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachel Ray Cucina Dinnerware set, US/Can

9/16  Shop with Kendalynn  – Thermo Tank Insulated Water Bottle Giveaway, US

9/16  Wondershare  –  Microsoft Surface Pro or iPad Mini, WW

9/17  Steamy Kitchen  –  Rachel Ray 12 piece cookware set, US/Can

9/17  Mom Does Reviews  –  Bear Hug Basket, US

9/17  Play Pal  –  Apple Watch, Apple TV, or $50 Amazon, US

9/17  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Farberware nonstick 17 piece cookware set, US/Can

9/17  Of Batter and Dough  –  The Salted Caramel Cookbook, WW

9/17  Venoma Fashion Freak  –  Japanese Candy Box, WW


daily thru 9/13  Viral Sweeps –  $25 Amazon, two winners per day

9/11  ||  Giveaway Guy, $10 Amazon and Sensitive Skin Soap, WW  ||  Giveaway Guy, $30 Amazon, US  ||  Giveaway Guy, $50 Amazon, WW  ||  Charlie Cochet, $20 Amazon  ||  Giveaway Guy, $50 Amazon, WW  ||

9/12  Crayons and Cravings  –  $200 Alaska Air, WW

9/12  Eighty MPH Mom  –  $25 Visa and Pfizer Pediatric Products, US

9/12  Conservamom  –  $25 Target or Paypal, US/Can

9/12  Boise Papers  –  $50 Visa e gc

9/13  Crayons and Cravings  –  $125 Visa, 2 winners, WW

9/13  Twenties Girl Style  –  $700 Target, US

9/13  Extend America  –  $100 Visa g.c., US

9/14  Grove Publishing  –  $50 Amazon gc and book

9/14  Dunk Collection  –  $50 Visa and Dirty Dunk Hamper, US

9/15  ||  The Best Viral Videos, $100 Amazon, US  ||  PTM Images,1 Grand Prize: $200 Walmart gift card, 3 Random Winners: $100 Walmart gift card. US  ||  Case Plus, $100 Amazon  ||  Crayons and Cravings, $150 Barnes and Noble, WW  ||  BYG Ford, $30,000 towards new Ford vehicle, US  ||  The Best Viral Videos, $200 Target, WW  ||

9/15  ||  Susies Reviews, $25 paypal, US  ||  Sharing Life’s Moments, $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Parenting in Progress, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Candid Mama, $15 Amazon, Us  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, Us  ||  Professor Birds, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Literary Winner, $10 Sephora or BBW, US  ||  A Helicopter Mom, $50 Target and Hanes Girls Bras, US  ||  Garden Dreams, $25 Amazon, WW  ||

9/17  Red Read Red  –  Masked mug + $20 Amazon Gift Card (US) or $30 Amazon Gift Card (INT)

9/17  Phyrra  –  $650 Amazon, WW

9/17  Mom Does Reviews  –  $200 Amazon, US/Can

9/17  The Kindle Book Review  –  1) $100 Amazon gift card, (2) $50 Amazon gift cards. 3 Winners.

Masks of the month and a giveaway: Freeman Beauty Infusion

Freeman Beauty Infusion sheet masks

Sheet masks are always a fun treat and Freeman Beauty has created a new line, Freeman Beauty Infusion. The masks in this line cover everything including dehydrated, dry, and uneven skin with their serum infused sheet masks. Their masks contain naturally derived botanicals boosted with scientific ingredients to quickly deliver top skincare benefits!

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I was sent 5 different masks ($3.29, $3.19 with Sally Beauty beauty club) to test along with some extras for a giveaway. You can find these masks at Sally Beauty and some at Ulta. All Freeman Beauty Infusion masks —

  • Instantly boost purity, restores balance and clears pores
  • Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and mineral oil
  • NOT tested on animals
  • Dermatologist-Tested

FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION Revitalizing Sheet Mask with Pomegranate & Peptides

Revitalizing Sheet Mask with Pomegranate & Peptides is the first of the 5 different types of sheet masks I used from Freeman Beauty. With the promise of instantly boosting radiance and increasing resiliency it totally intrigued me. I applied it shortly after getting out of the shower and left it on for 15 minutes. As suggested I patted the serum onto my face to let it become absorbed and add the benefits to my skin. My email buddy can testify that I wrote her mid day and told her that my face felt so soft that I didn’t want to put on makeup after. I just wanted to feel how soft it was. I caved and applied my face before going out for dinner and did notice the radiance.

Hydrating Sheet Mask with Manuka Honey + Collagen

FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION Hydrating Sheet Mask Manuka Honey + Collagen

Manuka Honey is being used more and more in skincare and it’s always a welcome addition. This Freeman Beauty Sheet Mask is another softening mask with the use of the manuka honey. The skin-plumping collagen helps to improve elasticity and restore smoothness.This mask is great for normal to dry skin. Like the other masks recommendations are to leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then allow your skin to benefit from the extra serum infused into the mask. I used this prior to bed one night and woke up to skin that was so hydrated and plump.

Brightening Sheet Mask with Hibiscus and Vitamin C

FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION Brightening Sheet Mask Hibiscus + Vitamin C

This masque is recommended for night time use. Here’s what Freeman Beauty Infusion has to say: “Become a modern day sleeping beauty with this concentrated, serum-infused Freeman Beauty Infusion Brightening Hibiscus & Vitamin C Sheet Mask. Boosted with concentrated Vitamin C to help minimize dark spots and correct discoloration. Hibiscus instantly brightens, quenches thirsty skin and improves skin tone. Perfect for all skin types.”

Cleansing Sheet Mask with Charcoal + Probiotics  is the only one of these 5 that isn’t a cotton sheet mask except it really is since it’s a bamboo sheet mask (I wouldn’t have noticed the difference if I wasn’t examining the package). It’s just like the others in the way it applies and the usage.

FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION Cleansing Sheet Mask Charcoal + Probiotics

This concentrated serum-infused sheet mask instantly clears pores with activated Charcoal that gently draws out oils and toxins without over-drying. Boosted with powerful skin-balancing Probiotics to reveal a fresh, clear complexion. Perfect for all skin types.

Purifying Sheet Mask with Sea Kelp + Probiotics is similar to the Charcoal mask except that it uses Sea Kelp to renew, hydrate, and clarify skin. This mask is particularly good since the probiotics help to prevent breakouts as it balances the skin’s ecosystem.

FREEMAN BEAUTY INFUSION Purifying Sheet Mask Sea Kelp + Probiotics

While sheet masks aren’t everyone’s favorite because they can seem messy, they really are a great way to try out a mask without spending a lot of money. When I look at an array of masks in a store I like having the option of spending about $3 to test out a mask to see how my skin reacts. I’m happy to have discovered Freeman Beauty Infusion and I’m sure you would be also.  —  Marcia


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Two Beauty Info Zone subscribers will each win 3 masks. Mask package 1 contains Revitalizing Sheet Mask Pomegranate + Peptides, Hydrating Sheet Mask Manuka Honey + Collagen, and Cleansing Sheet Mask Charcoal + Probiotics.


Mask package 2 contains Brightening Sheet Mask Hibiscus + Vitamin C, Hydrating Sheet Mask Manuka Honey + Collagen, and Purifying Sheet Mask Sea Kelp + Probiotics.


You can savor them all for yourself or share with friends. Either way your skin is going to love you! Open for US and Canada through 9/16/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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Cleaning up on Labor Day with a Good Earth Beauty soap giveaway


We’ve talked about Good Earth Beauty many times on Beauty Info Zone. This is a natural and organic beauty site that only carries brands that meet those criteria. They also have their own brand that we’ve been proud to use and give away to our readers.

Good Earth Beauty has once again offered to spoil two of our readers and luckily me too. Today I’m featuring 3 of their soaps which I’ve found to be terrific.

HONEY OATMEAL SCRUB SOAP is my personal favorite. This can be used on both face and body and it’s basically fragrance free. It’s not only a gentle exfoliating soap but it’s a moisturizing one as well. I like to use it on my body, especially when I’m shaving my legs.

Ingredients: saponified organic olive, coconut, palm oil and shea butter, goat milk, honey, oatmeal, crushed apricot seeds

Good Earth Beauty Honey Oatmeal Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Honey Oatmeal Scrub

ARGAN JOJOBA SOAP is one of the newest in the Good Earth Beauty line and it’s especially excellent if you have sensitive skin or skin conditions like psoriasis or ezcema. But with its terrific ingredients it’s just as great for all of us.

Ingredients: saponified oils of olive, coconut, palm, shea butter, argan, jojoba, avocado, and camellia oils, honey, oatmeal and goat milk

Good Earth Beauty Argan Jojoba Soap

This contains both camellia oil and avocado oil which are very soothing to your skin. There is a fragrance to it that is light and refreshing. Nothing that lingers to interfere with whatever else you are using.

Good Earth Beauty Argan Jojoba Soap

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SOAP + TEA TREE is another new one from Good Earth Beauty and is more specialized as it is great for people with skin problems, especially acne. It contains all natural Activated charcoal with tea tree and lavender to help wash away body and facial problems.

Ingredients: saponified organic olive, coconut, palm oil and shea butter, activated charcoal, tea tree and lavender essential oils

Good Earth Beauty Activated Charcoal Soap + Tea Tree

Good Earth Beauty Activated Charcoal Soap + Tea Tree

There are no dyes in the Good Earth Beauty Activated Charcoal Soap + Tea Tree, it’s all natural.

All the soaps made by Good Earth Beauty, 10 in all, are made in small batches with ingredients that they trust. Of course the brand is cruelty free too.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: There will be 2 winners of 2 soaps each. Pick 2 different soaps out of either Honey Oatmeal, Argan Jojoba, or Activated Charcoal as your choice. US only, the giveaway ends on 9/13 @11:59 p.m. EDT. Be sure you are a BIZ subscriber and that your comment shows in the comment box.

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The Sunday Scoop giveaway page is getting ready for back to school

In Michigan most schools are back in session right after Labor Day so for most of my life that has been one of the most momentous days. I always felt like Labor Day was the “new year” since it meant being either a learner or teacher. I hope that this “new year” is good to you and your kids. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for a freebie alert.  —  Marcia


9/5  BOXYCHARM COSMETICS  –  1 winner, US

2 new giveaways starting this week and I’m behind on mailing out packages to winners so please be patient.

Winner’s circle: Our #EvineEntertains giveaway was won by Rachel G and Kelly D.


9/3  Beautiful Basics  –  Pacifica, Green Goddess and more, US

9/3  Polarbelle  –  Dose of Colors Dexi X Katy palette

9/3  Beauty Look Book  –  Beauty Look Book’s August favorites, WW

9/4  Queen of Style  –  4 winners, 3 bottles of SoftSoap Hand Soap plus Lotion, US

9/4  Orogold  –  4 winners, 24K Collagen Renewal Serum from OROGOLD Cosmetics, WW

9/4  Cosmetopia Digest  –  Travel Makeup Essentials, WW

9/4   Mom’s Own Words  –  Hair Dance Hair Treatment Set, US

9/4  Razzle Dazzle Style  –  Pomegranate Bellini Blush Body Wash, Large Tote, Pink Pouf, 9bath/gel packs @Vitabath, US

9/4  Her Styler  –  4 winners, HerStyler Beach Curler, US

9/4  Sensible Stylista  –  $150 Marc Anthony Hair swag bag, US/Can

9/4  Mimi and Chichi  –  Lumene Valo Skincare set, US

Beauty Undercover  ||  Cargo Essential Lip Gloss  ||  Caress Beauty Wash and Beauty Bar  ||  US

about 9/5  For Love of Lacquer  –  5 winners, Neutrogena sunscreen package, US

9/5  Osmotics  –  $250 to Osmotics and Color Verite collection, US/Can

9/5  Realizing Beauty  –  $50 g.c. for KINeSYS sunscreen

9/6  Homespun Chics  –  Hair care package, US

9/6  Walking in Memphis  –  Jose Eber Curling Wand Trio, US

9/6  NYX Cosmetics  –  25 winners will get: NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette, NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Metallic Matte – 2 shades, NYX Professional Makeup Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil, NYX Professional Makeup That’s the Point Eyeliner, Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Shampoo, Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Conditioner, Redken One United Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment Spray Mini.     50 winners will get: NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette, NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Metallic Matte, Redken Clean Maniac Shampoo Mini, Redken Clean Maniac Conditioner Mini  US

9/6  Razzle Dazzle Styles  –  Win 4 all Natural Crystal Mineral Deodorants, US

9/6  Ashley Brooke Nicholas  –  $200 to Colleen Rothschild skincare, US

9/7  Love Tube 777  –  1st place: $300 Sephora Gift Card, 2nd place: $100 Sephora Gift Card,  3rd place: $100 Sephora Gift Card. WW

9/7  MyChelle  –  “Share this post for a chance to win our new Fall Launches—Perfect C™ Cleansing Oil, Perfect C™ Eye Cream, and Remarkable Retinal™ Night Cream!” US

9/7  A Very Sweet Blog  –  Pixi product giveaway: Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, It’s Judy Time It’s Eye Time Palette, Maryam Maquillage Strobe & Bronze Palette, and Aspyn Ovard Rome Rose Glow Powder and Glow Tonic. WW

9/7  A Very Sweet Blog  –  Model’s Own Celestial collection, WW

9/7  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD & Blue MD, US

9/7  Camera Ready Cosmetics  –  Ben Nye Final Seal, US (many winners)

9/7  Cute and Little  –  Too Faced Just Peachy Eyeshadow Palette, Shadow Insurance, Eye Primer, Better Than Sex Mascara

9/7  Pammy Blogs Beauty  –  5 winners, Neutrogena sunscreen products, US

9/7  Dave Lackie  –  Marc Jacobs Daisy Kiss fragrance, WW

9/8  Mom to Grandma  –  Sunday Riley skincare, Au Naturale lip stain and highlight powder, US

9/8  Free Samples  –  one year subscription to Allure Beauty Box, US

9/8  Realizing Beauty  –  Ste. Anne’s Day Spa for Two Experience valued at approximately $630 CAD. Travel not included. It includes:$120 in spa allowance each, Two 3-course lunches each, Two afternoon teas each, Full use of the facilities, only 90 minutes from Toronto

9/8  Mom Does Reviews  –  Nubar polish set of 8, US

9/9  Wardrobe Oxygen  –  $200 g.c. to Colleen Rothschild skincare

9/9  Fashionista Budget  –  Sephora Collection Here’s The Skinny Brush Wrap, WW

9/9  Burning Moon  – a Hard cover copy of “Unbreakable” along with several beauty goodies which are; Kat Von D Lock-It sample pack, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara sample, Aloe lip care lip stick, 180 Pro miracle hair repair leave in treatment, Angel eyes eye crayon by Be A Bombshell & a set of eyelashes. WW

9/9  Mind Beauty Style  –  Glossier Phase 2 Set (Your choice of Boy Brow, Stretch Concealer and Generation G colors) Glossier Wowder Duo (Your choice of color), 2 winners

9/9  The Fabzilla  –  Beauty Junkees Makeup Brush Set, US

9/9  New Age Mama  –  Lip Clear Set, US

9/9  Moody Sisters  –  5 win/1 item from the Summer Paradise Collection bath and body items, US

9/10  Beauty in the Bag  –  set of Patchology Hydrate Masques, US

9/10  Here We Go Again  –  A’Marie’s Beautiful Flower Soap Giveaway, US


EPN Cafe  –  yoga gear

9/3  Reviews of a Busy Mom  –  fall items, US

9/3  My Home with Style  –  3 winners, flannel sheetsMicro Flannel® Sheet Sets. US

9/4  Mama in High Heels  –  3 winners total:  3 bottles of Deen Brothers Wine, Marquis by Waterford Crystal Pitchers & Wine Glasses, and $50 Gift Certficate, US

9/4  Sivana Spirit  – 1 year membership to premium online yoga class programs from yogiapproved.com, 250 Gift Card to sivanaspirit.com, the best place to shop for yoga clothing, spiritual jewelry and fair trade gifts, Shop happy with a $250 gift card to the Live Happy Store, Dragonfly Yoga Collection, $250 credit for any KORRES skincare products, and much more

9/4  Crayons and Cravings  –  Gurunanda Diffuser and 100% Pure Oils, US

9/4  Giveaway Guy  –  Sony MDRZX110 Headphones, US

9/4  Neoflam  –  Two Winners will receive a prize consisting of: Midas 9-Piece Cookware Set and CLOC Glass 18-Piece Set. US

9/4  Leite’s Culinaria  –  “Meringue Girls” cookbook, US/Can

9/4  Digital Mom  –  Instant Pot, US

9/4  Crunchy Beach Mom  –  Grandparents Gourmet Gift Basket, US

9/4  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisanart Cast Iron Chicken Fryer, US/Can

9/5  Hello Subscription  –  Mom Gift Box, US

9/5  Mama in High Heels  –  3 winners, Personalized Mimi Keyring from Maxwell Scott, your choice of color

9/5  Mom to Grandma  –  Despicable Me 3 Surprise packages, 2 winners, US

9/5  Leite’s Culinaria  ||  “Brave Tart” cookbook  ||  “101 Asian Dishes” cookbook  ||  Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer  ||  US/Can

9/6  Beauty 4 Free 2 U  –  Cheeseboard and Cheese Knives, US

9/6  Your Healthy Year  –  Canada only, Fitbit Charge 2, yoga mat, and a water bottle.

9/6  Leite’s Culinaria  ||  Kitchen Aid 5 quart Artisan Stand Mixer  ||  Cuisanart Green Gourmet Cookware  ||  “The Picnic Cookbook”  ||  US/Can

9/7  Erica Finds  –  Nourish Snacks Variety Pack + T-Shirt, US

9/7  Erica Finds  –  Fit Snack August Box, US

9/7  Steamy Kitchen  –  Cuisanart Hurricane Pro Blender, US/Can

9/7  Modern Day Gramma  –  PeachSkin Sheet Set, US

9/7  Leite’s Kitchen  ||  Greenlife 14 piece cookware set  ||  Fabio’s American Home Kitchen Italian Recipes book  ||  “Plank Grilling” book  ||  US/Can

9/7  Deals Among Us  – Stampin’ Up is offering a Love Today Planner Kit: (1) Night of Navy 2-ring binder, (12) divider pages, calendar pages, (4) photo protector pages, 5″” x 7″”, page lifter, printed and gold foil accent stickers and 3 stacks of sticky notes. US

9/7  Crayons and Cravings  –  5 winners, Jewelry Candles and Bath Bombs, US

9/8  Lindt USA  –  A Year’s Supply of LINDOR Truffles +Items Signed By Tennis Champion,Roger Federer, US

9/8  Giveaway Guy  –  Kindle, WW

9/8  Leite’s Culinaria  ||  Calphalon Non-Stick Multi Pot  ||  “The Southern Cookie Book”  ||  US/Can

9/9  Powered by Mom  –  BenQ Genie Lamp

9/9  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisanart View Pro Glass Toaster, US/Can

9/10  Penguin Random House  –  10 best seller books, US

9/10  Colleen Connally  –  New Fire HD 8 with Alexa. The next generation of the best-reviewed Fire tablet, with up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8? HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. US

9/10  Sweet Southern Savings  –  Sabatier 8-Inch Chef Knife, MR. BAR-B-Q 3 PC Kickstand Handle Tool Set, Hershey’s S’mores Caddy, US

9/10  Genre Buzz  –  Kindle Fire, WW

9/10  Crayons and Cravings  –  PeachSkin Sheet Set, US

9/10  Sweet Southern Savings  –  Gurunanda Diffuser and 100% Pure Oils, US


9/3  Boulder Locavore  –  $250 Amazon, WW

9/4  Amy Jarecki  –  $25 Amazon

9/4  Silver Dagger  –  $25 Amazon  ||  $25 Amazon ||

9/4  Promotions are Fun  –  $25 Cheesecake Factory

9/5  Giveaway Promote  –  $100 Amazon, WW

9/5  Ladyprints  –  $100 Zazzle g.c.

9/5  The College Prepster  –  $250 ThredUp g.c., US

9/5  Blue Lizard  –  Walmart g.c. US

9/5  ||  Promotions are Fun, $25 Darden restaurant g.c. (Eddie V’s, Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Capital Grille and others), US  ||  Powered by Mom, $30 Target or Paypal, WW  ||  Parenting in Progress, $20 paypal  ||  Freebies Steals and Deals, $15 amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Roadside Travels, $50 Restaurant.com gc, US  ||  Surf, Sand and Sons, $15 Amazon, US  ||

9/6  ||  Crystal Clear Solutions, $50 Amazon, US  ||  On Honeysuckle Hill, $15 amazon, US  ||  Generation of Savings, $15 Amazon, US  ||  Wild Redhead Homestead, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Utterly Amazing, $25 Dollar General, US  ||  Our Mini Family, $15 paypal ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Literary Winner, $15 Dunkin Donuts, US  ||  Promotions Are Fun, $25 Gap stores (Old Navy, Banana Republic etc), US  ||

9/7  Silver Dagger  –  $25 Amazon

9/7  ||  Collective Bias,Walmart g.c. and Baroness pizza gift packs, US  || Juggling Act Mama, $30 Amazon  ||  Conservamom, $100 Walmart, US  ||  Motherhood Defined, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Promotions Are Fun, $25 Outback restaurants, US  ||  Lipgloss and Crayons, $100 Nordstrom, US  ||  Lindsay Blogs, $100 Walmart, US  ||

9/8  ||  Silver Dagger, $50 Amazon  ||  Promotions are Fun, $25 Uber, US  ||  Mom and More, $50 KMart, US  ||  Crayons and Cravings, $150 Target, WW  ||  Promotions Are Fun, $25 Panera, US  ||

9/9  Price.Com  –  $100 Amazon, US/Can

9/9  The Versatile Mama  –  $25 Amazon

9/9  Poppy Sweeps  –  $40 in Starbucks g.c.

9/10  XChange Music  –  $50 Amazon, WW


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