Let’s get going with IT Cosmetics and their travel size cosmetics

It’s summer in just a few days but when did we ever need the calendar to tell us that. The last few weeks of temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s have told us already. Summer often means travel and IT Cosmetics has new travel size products that you’ll love to take with you wherever you go. Since IT Cosmetics also has a sale going on for the next few days it’s the perfect time to hop onto their website to see what you can get and to pick up these new products.

IT Cosmetics travel size products

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I’m starting with the product that I’m most excited to see in a travel size: Miracle Water 3-in-1 Tonic. Besides being able to travel with it I have friends who have wanted to try this Miracle Water but haven’t been sure if it would work for them. Now for $15 they can get a 1.7 oz/50mL size to try for themselves. This is not your typical micellar water. It’s a lot more. Personally I use this in the mornings because it’s a lightweight no-rinse product. It combines  Skin-Brightening Radiance Booster to help purify, balance and brighten the look of your skin. It says that it’s a potent antiaging treatment that helps to diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles. Plus the cleanser part of it gently removes dirt, oil, and any leftover makeup.

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Tonic travel size

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce is another that newly comes in a travel size. It’s an excellent way to try this moisturizer if you haven’t had the pleasure before. And it’s an excellent size to take with you. A trip isn’t great if your skin is going to react funny. You want to look and feel your best. Secret Sauce can be used day and night.

“Developed with plastic surgeons, your clinically advanced moisturizer helps reveal younger-looking skin instantly and more miraculous results over time! The skin-loving, powerfully potent secret lies in the Secret Sauce™ Fermented Complex: 7 clinically advanced, penetration-enhancing fermented ingredients that work to increase absorbency and maximize the anti-aging benefits of Secret Sauce™. Also featuring anti-aging collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and licorice root, Secret Sauce™ is perfect for all skin types and reduces the look of discoloration, lines and wrinkles. With the added infusion of proprietary Drops of Light Technology™ Concentrate and diamond powder, this revolutionary moisturizer truly delivers your most youthful, lit-from-within glow—and is your secret to beautiful skin wherever you go! “

It Cosmetics Secret Sauce Anti-Aging Moisturizer travel size

I keep the full size on my vanity so that I never have to search for it. Now my new travel bag will have its own Secret Sauce.

A few others that I don’t have samples of but that are available are Confidence in a Cream and Confidence in a Cleanser. Since all IT Cosmetics are created with anti-aging ingredients you can be ensured that these are too. Confidence in a Cleanser even contains serum in it so while your skin is being cleansed it’s also being treated.

Confidence in a Cleanser travel size

Confidence in a Cream travel size

Now onto some of the cosmetics that IT is so well known for. As you may know we are crazy (really crazy) for IT CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream + Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum + SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Physical Sunscreen. This is a staple in my wardrobe. I so wish I’d had the travel size to take with me on my long vacation. You can buy the travel size in one of 5 colors: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich. If you want an even bigger bargain during the sale you’ll find the Ornament in Light, Medium and Tan for a steal but don’t wait!

IT cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ travel size

IT’s original Universal Brow Pencil with Active Brow Enhancing Technology pencil is one of the products that put IT on the map. IT Cosmetics® has partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program and for every Brow Power® pencil sold, one is donated to go to help women face the effects of Cancer with Confidence! I just love the pencil and I love the philanthropy.

IT travel size Brow Power pencil

Another product that is available is a travel size of Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer. This is their concealer with Drops of Light Technology™ for added radiance and a lit-from-within glow. I have it in Light, Medium, Tan and Rich (giveaway below). I don’t see it on the IT Cosmetics site for sale but I might have missed it.

IT bye bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

One last thing and it’s not a mini but IT Cosmetics newest cosmetic item: Bye Bye Pores Bronzer. If you know the wonder of Bye Bye Pores pressed powder then you’ll love the new version in the Bronzer. It comes in one shade, Beach, and it’s reasonably priced at $30. This is an oil-free matte formula. Here’s the news from IT: “Bye Bye Pores Bronzer is your revolutionary bronzing finishing veil that airbrushes away the look of pores while adding instant sun-kissed warmth to your skin. Infused with Bye Bye Pores Optical Blurring Technology™ and real silk, this talc-free, oil-free bronzer is designed to glide over your skin without settling into lines or pores and diffuse the look of imperfections for your most flawless glow. The universally flattering shade also features coconut extract for essential moisture and a refreshing sensorial experience, plus anti-aging collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamins A, C, and E.”

Bye Bye Pores Bronzer

Bye Bye Pores Bronzer brush hidden inside for on-the-go

You can wear it alone or in combination with your favorite foundations/powders. This is light enough to contour the outer regions of your face and under your neck. A wonderful brush to use with it is the Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush number 8.

Bye Bye Pores Bronzer and Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush number 8

Just like IT has a Secret Sauce, I’ve got a secret giveaway. If you’ve read down this far you’ll see what’s available. There will be 4 winners and it’s international. You’ll need to comment to say which set you want: #1 will get the Light Bye Bye Eye Illumination and Light CC+ Cream, #2 is the Medium Bye Bye Eye Illumination and Medium CC+ Cream, #3 will receive Bye Bye Eye Tan Illumination and Tan CC+ Cream, and #4 is for the set in Rich. I’ll be adding in the Brow Power to one package only and a mini Bye Bye Pores Illumination Pressed Powder in Radiant Translucent to another package. It’s just a tiny giveaway but it’s still going to be fun.

Enter through July 2nd at 11:59 p.m. Remember you MUST be a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment. That’s not so hard yet too many people don’t do it and get eliminated (and some over and over). Good luck. — Marcia




Sweet summer giveaways on The Sunday Scoop


Some weeks are extremely hectic and this past one has been so for me. I feel like I’m in a maze trying to get everything done. But a priority for me is always the Sunday Scoop, even if I’m a little late. I hope you’ve had a calm week and have gotten notices of wins. —  Marcia


6/19  PIXI SKINTREATS  –  2 US winners, one for Glow Mist, one for Overnight Glow Serum

6/25  BODY BE SILK LIP FIX KIT  –  1 US winner, choice of flavor

6/27  RIMMEL COSMETICS  –  1 US/Canadian winner, eye products and matte lip

Winner’s circle – 3 giveaways ended this week so lots of winners. I haven’t emailed the winners yet but I will Sunday night or Monday. Winners are on the rafflecopters if you are curious.


6/17  Vampy Varnish  –  Nails Inc polishes: Self Made Mermaid Nail Polish Duo Holler-Graphic Nail Polish Duo Holler-Graphic shades in Molten My Day, Cosmic Queen, Cosmic Cutie, Get Out Of My Space, and KBShimmer Cleary On Top Top Coat. WW

6/17  Dave Lackie  – BOSS Bottled United 100 ml + BOSS parfums soccer ball GWP, WW (for him)

Fashion Lush  –  goody bags of beauty and other products (this is a fun one!)

Color Clutch  –  2 winners, KL summer nail polishes plus a ColorClutch to hold them, US

6/18  Liz Earle skincare  –  Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser 3.3 fl.oz; one Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic 6.7 fl.oz, one Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Normal/combination 1.6 fl.oz; and one Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Lotion 5 fl.oz (ARV is $109). US

6/19  Shop With Me Mama  –  Brazil Bronze Anti-Aging Tanning Mousse & Mitt, US

6/19  Polarbelle  –  Wet N Wild Flights Of Fancy Set of 3 Hummingbird Blushes

6/19  Mom Does Reviews  –  Era Organics Natural Vitamin C Face & Eye Cream + Natural Cleansing Oil & Make Up Remover, US

6/20  Never Say Die Beauty  –  Customized Skincare System from Zenmed, US

6/21  Dave Lackie  –  Teeez Riot Bold Eyeshadow palette, WW

6/21  A Very Sweet Blog  –  BH Cosmetics It’s My Raye Raye 21 Color Eyeshadow Highlighter Contour Palette, WW

6/21  Beauty Care Choices –  Goldwell Kerasilk Reconstruct Shampoo & Conditioner, US

6/21   USA Love List  –  Coconut Verbena Boxed Gift Set from Spongellén US

6/21  Beauty Ly Min  –  prize consists of a bundle of Catrice products – a lip palette, brow palette, two eyeshadow palettes, a primer, highlighters, false lashes and more, WW

6/21  Moms Freebie Blog  –  year’s worth of Lip Monthly subscription, US

6/22  Cirque Colors  –  Vice 2018 collection, 5 win, Open to all countries except the following: Brazil, India, Italy and Russia

6/22  Bella and Bear  –  # Life’s a Festival Eye Shadow Palette # Bottle of Unicorn Tears # Festival Refresh Spray # La Creme Mystical Lipstick # Rainbow Strobe Highlighter # Magic Crystal Lip Toppe r# Unicorn Tears Bronzer # Unicorn Horn Highlighting Stick  # Magic Rainbow Strobing Brush and Bella and Bear’s Kitten Makeup Brush Set Open Only to Residents of the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy & Spain

6/23  Fashionista Budget  – Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow palette, WW

6/23  Southern Mom Loves  –  Three (3) readers will each receive a $50 Gift Code to Guize Face FX! That covers either a palette + shipping, or you can order refill pans if you already have a palette! US

6/24  Celostolite Skin  –  Venus Sensitive Eye Cream US

6/24  Hello Subscription  –  POPSUGAR Must Have Box Summer 2018, US


6/17  iDrop News  –  Apple watch, WW

6/17  Mom Does Reviews  –  CUSIBOX Electric Pressure Cooker 6 Qt, US

6/17  Organic Aromas  – Intrepid Explorer Aromatherapy Diffuser Kit.  Opulence nebulizing diffuser with the black ceramic base is paired with the Discovery Collection offering 40 different pure essential oils and blends that will tantalize your senses. WW

6/18  Parenting in Progress  –  DNA testing kit from Living DNA, US

6/18  Mommy’s Favorite Things  –  2 FREE Bracelets of your choice!! US

6/18  Whiskey N Sunshine  –  Pranga & Co. Cufflinks

6/19  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Snow Cone Maker, US/Can

6/19  Brueggers  –  5 winners, Everything Bagel inflatable, tumbler cup, beach towel, Chapstick, t-shirt, 12 bagel & coffee certificates, US

6/19  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Grand Prize: The Popcorn Factory Patriotic Tower and Standard Concession Supply 6 ft. Patriotic Inflatable Ribbon.  Runner Up Prizes (2): 3-1/2 Gallon Patriotic Stars 3-Flavor Popcorn Tin. US

6/19  Hello Subscription  –  Pusheen Spring 2018 subscription box, US

6/19  Extra TV  –  5 win, KODAK Pocket Portable Projector, US

6/20  Simply Earth  –  June Essential Oil Recipe Box $100 worth of Essential Oils from Simply Earth. US/Can

6/20  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Deluxe Convection Toaster Oven, US/Can

6/21  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Big Boss Oiless Fryer, US/Can

6/21  Crutchfield  –  Win 1 of 12 pairs for Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones, US

6/21  Susan’s Disney Family  –  One winner will win a Wine Country Fruit and Favorites Gift Basket a $54.95 value! US

6/22  Steamy Kitchen  –  Cuisinart Elite Die Cast Mini Prep, US/Can

6/22  Steamy Kitchen  –  Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware Set, US/Can

6/22  Steamy Kitchen  –  LeCreuset Petite Cocotte, US/Can

6/22  Ocean Mist  –  18 winners,  An Instant Pot™ Duo 6-Quart, Green tongs, Artichoke hand towel, Artichoke apron, Serving platter, And a crate of premium Ocean Mist Farms artichokes. US

6/22  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachael Ray 12 piece nonstick cookware set, US/Can

6/22  Miss Molly Says  –  Win a BBQ Boss Basket, US

6/22  Mom Does Reviews  –  iHome Clock with Alexa, US

6/22  Sparkify  –  $25 DOSS SoundBox Bluetooth Speaker or $25 amazon gift card! US

6/22  Amba Products  –  Solo-24″ Plug-In Freestanding Heated Towel Rack, US/Can

6/22  The Mommyhood Chronicles  –  3 months of Audiobooks, US

6/23  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus, US/Can

6/23  Lynne Gabriel  –  iPhone 8+ (unlocked), US

6/24  Recipe Lion  –  Braun PureMix Blender, US/Can

6/24  Recipe Lion  –  Ayesha Curry Porcelain Enamel set, US/Can

6/24  The Wine Buying Guide  –  BergHOFF Geminis Wine Opener, US/Can

6/24  Kudosz  –  Deluxe Breakfast Bakery Gift Basket from Wolfermans and $50 Starbucks gc, US

6/24  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Black & Decker 7 quart Slow Cooker, US/Can

6/24  Rasa Malaysia  –  Silpat Nonstick Silicone baking mat, US

6/24  Rasa Malaysia  –  All Clad Deep Fryer, US


Through Dec. 1, 2018  Check Into Cash  –  25 winners of $1000 cash We’ll draw a new winner each week starting June 18, 2018. Enter daily through December 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

6/17  ||  Mama’s Mission, $100 paypal, WW  ||  ConservaMom, $100 Amazon, WW  ||

6/18  ||  Cloud Mom, $25 Zara, US  || Full Time Job From Home, 5 winners, $100 Amazon  ||  Giveaway Guy 1, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Giveaway Guy 2, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Giveaway Guy 3, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Monster K9, grand prize $100 PetSmart gc, 3 runner ups, $25 PetSmart gc, US  ||

6/19  ||  Chatty Patty’s Place, $20 Amazon and A Candle for my Mother books, US  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $35 Amazon or Incredibles 2 Jack Plush Figure, WW  ||  She Savvy, $300 Visa, US  ||  Love Mrs. Mommy, $20 Amazon, 5 winners, US  ||  Curly Craft Mom, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

6/20  ||  Finding Debra, $25 Visa and a giveaway for two polishes and a diamond ring shaped ice tray, US  ||  Deliciously Savvy, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Mommies with Cents, $100 Nordstrom, WW  ||  I am a Reader, $250 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Chaching Queen, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  NYC Recessionista, $100 Loft g.c., US  ||  LaJolla Mom, $100 Amazon, US  ||  Sunayna Prasad, 100 Barnes & Noble, WW  ||  Handcrafted Reviews 1, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Handcrafted Reviews 2, $50 Amazon, WW  ||

6/21  ||  Book Riot, $500 to bookstore of your choice  ||  Juan Irizarry, $200 Target, US/Can  ||  Smpl Software, $100 Amazon, US  ||  American Craft, $100 Amazon, US  || Paulette’s Papers, 2 win, $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gc, US  || Landmark Theaters, 3 win, $250 Landmark Theaters g.c., US  ||  Outnumbered 3 – 1, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  A Nation of Moms, $25 Target, US ||  Thrifty Nifty Mommy, $50 Visa and Drawn Together childrens book, US  ||  Giveaway Junkie, a book about the evolution of Mickey Mouse throughout the years and an $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card–all in one pack. US/Can  ||

6/22  ||  Taking Time for Mommy, $100 Amazon or paypal, US/Can  ||  Enza’s Bargains, $50 Visa, US  ||  Missi Roses Views, $50 Visa, US  ||  Cherry Blossoms, $100 Macy’s gc, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, print copy of Curse of the Ancients by Hawk MacKinney and a $25 Amazon.com gift card, US  ||  Likke Studios, $100 Amazon  ||

6/23  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $20 Walmart, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $50 Amazon, WW  ||

6/24  || Conserva Mom, $25 Starbucks, US/Can  ||  The Jewish Lady, $100 Home Depot, US  ||  Creative Southern Home, $50 Oriental Trading gc, US  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $100 Visa, US  ||  The Beat, $200 Best Buy, US/Can  ||  A Little Umbrella, $50 Oriental Trading gc, US  ||  Nanny to Mommy, $50 Oriental Trading gc, US  (all 3 of these are separate giveaways  ||

Going quackers over Rimmel eye makeup @magnifeyes #giveaway

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

There’s something so satisfying about going to Target or CVS/RiteAid/Ulta etc. and coming home with a bag full of goodies to make yourself look beautiful. Just the glow you’ll have for spending not much money yet having so many items to play with is a thrill. Today I have quite a few RIMMEL LONDON eye products that will make you look like a million but only cost you around $30.

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

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It’s no surprise that the first thing I opened in my package from RIMMEL is this Magnif’Eyes Eye Countering Palette Colour Edition. I always go for the eyes and I have a few other RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Palettes already that I enjoy. This is their newest rendition and has everything you need for a variety of looks.

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

Before I get into the colors, descriptions and swatches you need to know that as beautiful as this is, you really truly need an eyeshadow primer to wear the palette and to make it stand out on your eyes. My first set of swatches looked so wimpy when I downloaded them so I had to redo them just like I wear them – with a primer!

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

1 – is a bright white in a satin formula. I use this on my browbone but almost always with a soft fluffy brush so it’s not too stark against my pale skin. I also use that brush to go over any shadows that I need to lighten up.

2 – is a satin yellow gold. It applies easily and brightens any look. Very pretty along your bottom lashline.

3 – is a rose gold, not quite as shiny as my photo. It’s a jewelry type rose gold. It’s really unusual to find a rose gold in a drugstore palette.

4 – a golden brown satin

5 – has a lot of brown to it but still has the brightness that makes browns so wearable

6 – at first I was going to say this is a rose gold but once worn I realized it’s more than that. There’s a lot of orange in it but a flattering orange mixed with the rose. It’s very bright on me so I’ve learned to use that light fluffy brush with it.

7 – this is the first matte in the palette, it’s a lightish brown.

8 – Pop of color anyone? This teal is what makes this a Magnif’eyes palette. It really is a beautiful teal that is crisp and bright, perfect for summer skin.

9 – another matte and not my personal favorite. There is a tiny bit of shimmer to it in the pan but on my eyes I felt like it didn’t show up that way.

10 – a navy that applies brighter than it appears in the pan. I like it as an eyeliner.

11 – don’t go by my swatch since it’s actually a purple with some shimmer. It has a black base so you need light to see that it’s actually purple.

12 – last is a matte brown that is almost black. I’ve used it on my brows to check it out and it works well for me.

RIMMEL Magnif’Eyes Colour Edition

The brush it comes with is a soft one that will do in a pinch and the opposite side is a sponge. The shadows can be powdery but the end effect is pretty. I suggest you apply it before concealer and foundation.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Guilty Grey

A great accompaniment to this palette is one of the Scandal’eyes Eye Shadow Sticks and the Guilty Grey one is wonderful. If you love smokey eyes this is perfection since it’s not black but it’s dark enough to pass for black. I have been applying colors from the Magnif’eyes Color Edition over the crayon and come up with some great creations. My favorite is using #2 over it and creating a golden olive.

Rimmel Brow This Way Fibre Pencil

To complete my look I’ve found that the Rimmel BROW THIS WAY Fibre Pencil is pretty great. I purposely showed you my pencil after two uses so you could see the fibers in it. This only comes in two shades, Medium Brown and Dark Brown, which leaves others out but if one of those two shades work for you then you’ll love it. If I were to buy another I’d buy Dark Brown since that’s the natural color of my brows but I also use the Medium Brown at the far end. Then I’ll blend the two together.

The fibers aren’t seen anywhere on your face, they magically fill in bare spaces to make brows look fuller. These last on me really well. The pencil is hard so it doesn’t smear. Sometimes though I need to apply it on my hand first to soften it up.


There’s more to my review including the items for our giveaway. First up in the giveaway are both the Brow This Way Fiber Pencils since I was sent two extras. Then there is the beautiful Magnif’Eyes single eyeshadow in Show Off. This is just beautiful, it’s a shimmery charcoal that you won’t be able to resist. No swatches since it’s in the giveaway but it’s fab.

Rimmel Magnif’eyes single in Show Off

Rimmel Magnif’eyes single in Show Off

The next item in the giveaway is STAY MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR also in a charcoal, 850 Shadow. When you are over the age of 50 and a grandmother charcoal isn’t going to cut it but it will for someone more “hip” than I am.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in 850 Shadow

According to Rimmel the Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colors have a velvety matte finish and impressive staying power – up to 12hr – kiss-proof, touch-proof, water-proof. This is just one of 15 shades on Amazon and CVS.

I am quackers about these products. I’ve been wearing the Colour palette several times a week, the brow pencils daily, and the shadow stick whenever I can get a little fancier. I think you’ll go quackers too, but if you win I won’t be sending one of my cute little quackers. I think you’ll be happier with RIMMEL instead.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This RIMMEL giveaway is open to both US and Canadian subscribers. We always have two mandatory entries – that you are an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and that you comment. All other entries are extras to give you more chances to win. Prizes today are shown in the photo plus there will be extras in your package if you should win. The giveaway is open through June 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

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Body Be Silk Organic Part Two and Giveaway!

Yesterday Marcia introduced you to the fabulous Body Be Silk Organic line and the incredible Lip Fix Kit.  Today I have more from this line that features scrubs, bath oils, lip care, bath salts, bath butters and more – an amazing sugar scrub, plus a reminder to enter our fantastic giveaway (which you can do right HERE!!).

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Lisa is delighted with the Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

To be perfectly honest, lavender isn’t always my favorite scent. It can be too overwhelming for me or too soapy so I am always hesitant to try lavender products. While Marcia’s Lip Fix Kit sounds amazing, I am still extremely happy that I was able to test the Lavender Flower Body Scrub ($40) because it is truly a delight. The packaging is fantastic – the box is gorgeous and totally giftable. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this so keep it in mind for new mothers and brides – it’s a great self-care gift.

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Inside the gorgeous packaging is one of the best body scrubs ever. The scent, which I was worried I wouldn’t like, is incredible – it’s like standing in a field of wild lavender that is waving gently in a soft breeze. I am breathing deeply and instantly relaxing just thinking about it! The sugar scrub is full of crushed lavender flowers and lavender flower powder, as well as other fabulous ingredients like chamomile flower powder, vitamin e, and lavender essential oil. These are all mixed in a blend of beautifully hydrating oils – olive oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil – for a terrific exfoliating and moisturizing scrub.

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

I recommend using this in the shower because it can be messy and it’s nice to be able to shower off the excess then step right out of the shower to dry off. Just be careful because with the oils, things can become very slippery! Knees, feet, and elbows absolutely love this scrub, and those beautiful lavender flowers are outstanding.

Don’t forget to enter our Body Be Silk giveaway!!  One lucky Beauty Info Zone reader will win a Lip Fix Kit that Marcia reviewed yesterday in their choice of flavor. This US only giveaway is open to email to subscribers who remember they have to comment too. It’s open through 6/25 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Click HERE to enter and good luck!!  – Lisa

Lavender Flower Body Scrub Ingredients:  Organic sugar, crushed lavender flowers, lavender flower powder, chamomile flower powder, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, lavender essential oil,vitamin E

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Body Be Silk Organic introduction and giveaway

We are so happy to introduce an independent organic brand for bath and body products. BODY BE SILK is a small company with some terrific products as we gleefully have learned. Their line consists of scrubs, bath oils, lip care, bath salts, bath butters and more. The creator of the line, Greta, inspires us to spoil our bodies with products that are good for us. This is a company that is a “natural and organic bath and body line that not only pampers your skin…but spoils your body and relaxes your mind as well.”

Body Be Silk Lip Kit and Body Scrub


Marcia is delighted with the Body Be Silk Lip Fix Kit

First behold the beautiful packaging. Each product you receive from Body Be Silk comes in beautiful gilded outer packaging as well as delightful products inside. I have the Bubblegum Lip Kit Fix which comes in a pink silken bag and contains the 4 products that are in each kit. You can also be delighted with Chocolate, Cafe au Lait, or Vanilla.

Body Be Silk Lip Fix Kit

There are 4 goodies in each box, 3 that you use daily or as often as you like, and one that is used once a week. They take just a minute to apply and give you hours of softer lips.

Body Be Silk Bubblegum Lip Fix Kit

Step 1 is the Lip Scrub which is where the flavor comes in. It reminds me of a body scrub since it has two layers that need to be blended. The bottom layer is the sugar scrub and the top is the oil combination. Use the enclosed plastic spoon and mix them up, then apply to your lips and rub to start exfoliating. And yes when I’m done I like the delicious bubblegum flavored combination off. Not only is the smell scrumptious but so is the taste. It doesn’t smell artificial.

Body Be Silk Lip Scrub, Step 1


Body Be Silk Lip Scrub open

Body Be Silk Lip Scrub

Step 2 is the Lip Rub which is a natural lip gloss to use after the lip scrub. This softens your lips and give a lovely shine to them. It makes my lips feel soothed. If I’m going to wear lipstick shortly after the scrub then I’ll apply that and then the Lip Rub. It looks like it would be oily but it’s just refreshing. This too has the bubblegum aroma. It has a roller top like a roll on fragrance has. I love to use this during the day to moisten my lips and keep them hydrated.

Body Be Silk Lip Rub, step 2

Step 3, Lip Hug, is an overnight lip balm. Apply this just before bed and it will last through the night so you’ll wake up to smooth kissable lips.

Body Be Silk Lip Hug, overnight balm for step 3

Body Be Silk Lip Hug, Step 3

Last but not least is the Lip Tug, a once a week lip conditioner. I’ve been using my finger to apply it and but later I’ll use the plastic spoon to scoop it out since I won’t be able to get my fingers in it.

Body Be Silk Lip Tug, weekly conditioner, step 4

It’s a pleasure to use this organic kit on my lips. I’m so happy I was sent Bubblegum to try but next I’d love to try the Chocolate. What a treat!  Tomorrow Lisa will share her half of Body Be Silk products and I can’t wait to read about it. —  Marcia


We are so happy that Body Be Silk is going to let one of our Beauty Info Zone readers win a Lip Fix Kit in their choice of flavor. This US only giveaway is open to email to subscribers who remember they have to comment too. It’s open through 6/25 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. I will be checking anyone that Rafflecopter selects so make sure you follow the rules.

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Ingredients Organic: sugar, vitamin e, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, agave, kaolin clay, shea butter, jojoba oil . *Depending on the flavor there may be turbinado sugar, cocoa, vanilla, or coffee oil added.


Are you ready for the Sunday Scoop giveaways?

I’m happy to see you back and ready to enter giveaways on The Sunday Scoop. Lots and lots of good ones today that I hope you’ll win. Have a sunny week!  —  Marcia


6/11  POP BEAUTY  –  4 winners, US/Can

6/13  BOXYCHARM AND IPSY  –  2 winners, 1 for each, US

6/15  COLORPROOF POWDERFIX  –  2 winners, continental US

6/19  PIXI SKINTREATS  –  2 winners, continental US


6/10  Natalie Loves Beauty  –  4 Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal skincare products, Canada only

daily thru 6/16  Poppy Sweeps  –  PURE Spa Pear Scented Gift Basket, US

Beauty Undercover  ||  Hora Super Serum + CBD, US  ||  Morgan Taylor Platinum Collection polishes, US  ||

6/11  The Savvy Dreamer  –  Natural Skincare Beauty Products, WW

6/11  Dave Lackie  –   Dolce & Gabbana the one eau de toilette for her, WW

6/13  Extra TV  –  Moira Cosmetics Beauty Bag, 5 winners, US

6/13  Kelsie Kristine  –  variety of cosmetics, prizes start showing at 20 minutes into the video

6/13  Coastal Scents  –  Coastal Scents Revealed3 Eyeshadow Palette, US

6/13  Erica Finds  –  Rachel Zoe Spring Box of Style, US

6/13  Sweepon  –  Three (3) winners will each make the switch to using sustainable Love Beauty and Planet Hair & Body Products, plus put a FEED Project Artisan Tote to good use! ($134 total value) US

6/14  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Gift bag including Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner, Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (4 shades), .Conair Ion Choice Dryer: Alongside concentrator and diffuser attachments.. $100 Echo Gift Card, US

6/14  Glamour and Giggles  –  Three winners Profusion Studio Icon Blush Palette, WW

6/14  Hello Glow  –  No B.S. Skincare Products, US

6/14  Dave Lackie  –  men’s Versace Eros Pour Homme 50 ml eau de toilette. WW

6/15  Emily Wolf Beauty  –  Cruelty Free Makeup Giveaway • 2 Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Vice Lipsticks – Spellbound, Cloud9• 2 Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks – Heat, Singe• 4 Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils – Zero, Alkaline, Roach, Heartless• It Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow – Nude Glow• Bloomingdales clear glitter clutch• Pacifica Rainbow Crystal Liquid Mineral Strobe Highlighter – Crystal Moon• Pacifica Black Crystals Super Charged Extending Mascara• 5 Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lips – Au Naturale, Pastel Petal, Really Rose, Evening Rose, Matte Beige• Pixi Jasmine Oil Blend• Pixi Glow Mist• 8 Wet n Wild Pro Brushe• 3 Wet n Wild Goth-o-Graphic Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks• 2 Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Color Icon Lipglosses – Featherless, Pout of Paradise• 2 Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliners – Gilded Wings, Winged n Wild• Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Scrub – Pecker Up• 2 Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quads – Petalette, Silent Treatment• 2 Wet n Wild false lashes – Shutter Shock, Shredding the Fringe• 2 Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks – In the Near Fuchsia, Honolulu is Calling• Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color – Violet’s Kiss• Eylure Enchanted Divine Crime Lashes• 3 Realher highlighters – The Spotlight is on me, Keep Going, Confidence in my Glow. WW

6/15  Art Deco Beauty  –  $250 e g.c. to Art Deco Beauty, US

6/15  Mexi Moments  –  complete set of Nyakio skincare

6/16  Grapefruit Princess  –  Pour Moi. Skincare, cosmetics, sunglasses US

6/16  She Finds  –  50 winners, Clarks Botanicals Retinol Rescue Face Serum

6/16  Fashionista Budget  –  Buxom Sexy 6 Plumped Up Mini Lip Set, WW

6/16  Extra TV  –  5 winners, St Tropez Purity Mousse, Purity Mist, Extra Dark Mousse, Applicator Mitt, US

6/17  Vine Vera  –  4 winners, Vine Vera Intensive Shea Body Butter Giveaway, WW

6/17  Shop With Me Mama  –  Guize Face FX Contour Kit. US

6/17  Mom Does Reviews  –  $50 giftcard to Frownies. com, US


6/10  Seaside Company  –  Beach bag, 2 luxury beach towels, pair of flip flops, WW

Hearst Magazines  –  Pioneer Woman giveaway – 2 nights at The Boarding House, daily breakfasts, $500 shopping spree at The Merc, $1000 for travel expenses, US

6/11  She Finds  –  A Day as a New York Fashion Influencer – Prize will include meeting, shadowing and being coached by fashion influencer @TheSecretStop (by Hoppin), 10 professional digital photos, taken and edited by @TheSecretStop (by Hoppin), $50 Ladurée giftcard, 864 Madison Ave, New York (by Fuzzy Babba), $100 store credit for Fuzzy Babba, $150 cash prize (by She Finds), $150 gift card for Sephora (by Mirra), $200 store credit for Thistle and Spire. US

6/11  Susan’s Disney Family  –  Lexi Premium Tote Bag from Therafit, US

6/11  Leite’s Culinaria  –  T Fal 7-in-1 Multi Cooker, US/Can

6/11  Detox Your Way  –  Breville Juice Fountain Plus, US

6/11  Sleepopolis  –  Totcha Mattress, US

6/12  Find Keep Love  –  $400 AHAlife Gift Card; Cash/Retail Value: $400$650 BB Dakota Gift Card; Cash/Retail Value: $650. 3 ?Month Wine or Cheese Subscription from Bright Cellars; Cash/Retail Value: $225.$400 Ticket Galaxy Summer Concert Package; Cash/Retail Value; $400. $400 Peach & Lily Gift Card; Cash/Retail Value: $400.One Annual Subscription to Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style; Cash/Retail Value: $349. US

6/12  Steamy Kitchen  –  Orville Redenbacher Microwave, US/Can

6/12  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Cuisinart Elite 4 cup Food Chopper Grinder, US/Can

6/12  Mazh Kitchen Giveaways  –  Enter to Win A KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, 3.5 quart, in Hot Sauce from MazhKitchen

6/12  Simply Bags  –  Pattern Tote Bag, US

6/13  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Staub Square Grill Pan, US/Can

6/13  Lacie Girl  –  Top-Crate subscription box, including two custom graphic t-shirts themed to your personality & lifestyle. US/Can

6/14  Steamy Kitchen  –  Amazon Echo Spot, US/Can

6/14  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Hamilton Beach Rice Cooker, US/Can

6/14  Mom Does Reviews  –  set of Peach Skin Sheets, US

6/15  Leite’s Culinara  –  Cuisinart Green Gourmet Cookware Set, US/Can

6/15  My Silly Little Gang –  4 amazing kitchen gadgets from ZOHU & Frieling, US

6/15  LitRing  –  Kindle Fire, US

6/15  Mom Does Reviews  –  Chamberlin MyQ Smart Garage Hub, US

6/15  Simply Sherryl  –  QI Wireless Charger, WW

6/15  Get Underlined  –  Underlined beach towel, tote bag, accessory pouch, portable phone charger, and Book Nerd tank top, US

6/16  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Le Creuset Rectangular Dish with Platter, US/Can

6/16  Emily Reviews  –  A 13.9×8 baking dish, a large cast iron skillet, and 2 cooling racks from GoodCook. US

6/16  Mom Does Reviews  –  myCharge HubMini Portable Charger, US

6/17  Kudosz  –  Chance to Win a Papa John’s Pizza with Snacks CraveBox Sweepstakes! Deluxe Care Package Snacks CraveBox – Stop your late night cravings with the CraveBox Deluxe Care Package. A wide variety of 50 sweet and salty snacks are guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Perfect for college students to grab a quick snack before class instead of using the vending machine. Great for office parties that cater to a variety of different taste buds. Use the wide variety of treats to add something to your lunchbox every day. Adults and children alike will enjoy the 50 count CraveBox due to its well-known brand names that you have come to know and trust. The box comes with 50 individually wrapped snack items with gift wrapping paper on top. Give the gift of snacks today! Papa John’s Pizza $50 Gift Card US

6/17  Rasa Malaysia  –  Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon 5 qt Wok Skillet with Lid ( $69.95 ) and Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Wok Spatula ( $18.00 ), Total MSRP: $87.95, US only.

6/17  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Henckels Bellasera Satin Flatware Set, US/Can

6/17  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  John Boos Co. 1887 Rustic-Edge Cutting Board. US

6/17  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  GuruNanda USB Car Diffuser, US

6/17  Easter Babe’s Theory  –  Apple Watch and Phone Dual Charger, US

6/17  Cassandra M’s Place  –  Picture Keeper Connect Giveaway, US

6/17  Michigan Savings  –  10 winners, Quick Release Magnetic Watch Band, US

6/27  Miki’s Hope  –  GoWISE USA Premiere High Performance Blender Giveaway, US

6/17  Life With Larissa  –  1 – Travel Journal from @tjmaxx,1 – Wanderlust Traveler’s Watch with Moving Airplane from Save Our Oceans, 1 – Compass Ring [size 8] from @puravidabracelets, 1 – Surprise Gift from Yours Truly! US

6/17  My Style Spot  –  Peach Skin Sheet Set, US

6/17  Here We Go Again  –  BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp, US

6/17  Tales From a Southern Mom  –  Posture Corrector Back Support Brace Giveaway, 5 winners, US

6/17  Davison Living  –  Father’s Day Gadgets: Peeler, avocado tool, pizza cutter, grill tool set, baster, US

6/17  Tales From A Southern Mom  –  2 winners, subscription box from Grillmasters, US

6/17  The Mommy Island  –  Super Dad Prize Package Gourmet Gift Baskets.com – Gift Basket For Father’s Day- $70, Centurion – All-Steel ByPass Pruner – $10, Earth Alive – Soil Activator – $5, Winning Moves- $50 Winner’s Choice Package – Up To $50, Folsom & Co. – Men’s Watch (Winner’s Choice) – Up To $79. US

6/17  Mama the Fox  –  2 win, Bouquet of Flowers, US

6/17  Recipe Lion  –  Joseph Next Oven Set, US/Can

6/17  Recipe Lion  –  Breville Hard Anodized Cookware Set, US/Can


6/10  ||  Diary of a Debutante, $50 Amazon, US/Can  ||

6/11 ||  Mom’s Freebie Blog, $25 Visa, US  ||  Obviously Marvelous, $100 Visa, US  ||  Oriental Trading, $50 Oriental Trading gc, US ||  Whimsy Soul, 500 Southwest Airlines gc, US  ||

6/12  ||  Saving You Dinero, $25 Amazon, US  ||

6/13  ||  Smart Stop Self Storage, $200 to Dollar Shave Club  ||  Southern Mom Loves, $75 paypal, WW  ||  Mom Generations, $100 Target ||  Shop With Me Mama, $25 Sonic, US  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Among The Reads, $40 Amazon, WW  ||  Miss Molly Says, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

6/14  ||  Nonni’s Biscotti, Nonni’s mug, box of Nonni’s biscotti, and $25 Amazon gift card. US  ||  Amanda Teaches, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  OppLoans, $100 Amazon, US  ||  Parr Lumber, $35 Regal Theaters g.c., 3 winners, US  ||

6/15  ||  Chistina Alger, “Woman on a Mission” FEED Projects bag packed with 5 heart-pounding thrillers (fiction and non-fiction) including “The Banker’s Wife” by bestselling author Cristina Alger, and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, US  ||  Queen Bee Latina, Enter for a chance to win a copy of Seventeen: College Goals and a $50 Visa Gift Card. US  ||  Practical Frugality, Ten (10) winners will receive a $100 Sam’s Plus Membership gift card from Sam’s Club. US  ||  Likke Studies, $200 Target  ||  Lynne Jones, $25 Lowe’s, US  ||  Best Viral Videos, $200 Nordstrom, WW  ||  Basic Filmmaker, ONE (1) person will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card! TWO (2) people will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card! FOUR (4) people will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! US ||  Little Bites, Entenmann’s Little Bites Tie for 10 winners, 5 winners get $100 Amazon gc, US  ||  Mom Files, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Life on Summerhill, BARN QUILT ART AND $25 STARBUCKS GIVEAWAY, US  ||  Sonya’s Happenings, $25 iTunes, Amazon or PayPal. WW  ||  Parenting in Progress, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Easter Babe’s Theory, $20 Target, US/Can  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $20 Walmart, US  || Nanny to Mommy, $25 Visa and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Stacking My Bookshelves, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Parenting in Progress 2, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Ice Fairy Treasure Chest, $25 Best Buy, US  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Win, Win, Win, $20 Amazon, WW  ||  The Candid Cover, $20 Amazon, WW  ||

6/16  ||  Sweet Southern Savings, $20 Amazon  ||

6/17  || Sweet Southern Savings, $100 Amazon  ||  Rural Mom, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Paulette’s Papers, $25 Amazon, WW  ||


The latest from Pixi Skintreats with a #giveaway for some skin rescue essentials

Pixi Skintreats

PIXI SKINTREATS has 4 products that they consider their Skin Rescue Essentials. The goal is to restore, revive and reveal your radiance. That’s a lot of R’s but they are all relevant to the 4 products I’m sharing with you today.

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We’ve seen several of these before on Beauty Info Zone so this might be a refresher for you but others are new to me and I’m eager to tell you about them.

GLOW-02 OXYGEN MASK is a 2 minute oxygen treatment mask that helps to revive tired skin. It provides an immediate anti-fatigue effect. It’s great for morning use and even better if you are getting ready for a big event. It’s a thin almost watery mask that pumps out. It’s a fun mask to use since the gel bubbles when applied. There’s a slight tingling effect to it but the whole thing doesn’t last too long. After just 2-3 minutes you are ready to wash it off. My face feels refreshed after.

Pixi Glow-O2 Oxygen Mask

Pixi Glow-O2 Oxygen Mask

Glow-02 Oxygen Mask is my only dose of caffeine since I’ve eliminated drinking anything with caffeine. This mask contains an oxygen complex, vitamins, ginseng, caffeine and antioxidant. There is a scent to it but I find that it’s not too strong and doesn’t linger after I wash it off.

GLOW MIST is a best seller for Pixi. It’s enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. You can use this mist just about anywhere even hair. It not only hydrates but it protects and nourishes skin to give it a glowing, luminous smoothness.

Pixi Skintreats Glow Mist

One of Pixi’s biggest sellers is their original Glow Tonic so knowing how popular it is Pixi decided to sell it in an easy to use spray formula that will set your makeup with a subtle, luminous glow. This is especially great for dry skin since it has hydration qualities. If you like a shot of freshness during the day Glow Mist is excellent to spray on.

Pixi Skintreats Glow Mist

OVERNIGHT GLOW SERUM continues with the excellent attributes of their Glow Tonic but in a new way.

• Exfoliate & soothe skin with this miracle serum that works while you sleep to reveal a brighter complexion
• Formulated with 10% glycolic acid & arginine
• Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and fade sun spots over time
• Enriched with cucumber & aloe vera extracts to calm skin
• Vitamins A, C & E to nourish
• Suited on all skin types

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum

After you’ve cleansed but before you put on your moisturizer add just 2 to 3 drops of this for your whole face. It helps to fade sunspots and to reduce the appearance of fine lines. If you have a blemish it’s a great product to use to help reduce the inflamation. It won’t turn your face red. It’s the 10% glycolic acid that makes this so effective. Glycolic acid simulates cell turnover, aloe vera heals & soothes, cucumber calms & relieves puffy skin. One thing that’s important to remember is to be sure you use your SPF during the day since Glycolic Acid makes your skin more sensitive.

JASMINE OIL BLEND is a delightful blend of oils that helps you recover moisture to your skin. It repairs and restores unbalanced skin. Made for normal and dry skin it has a delightful fragrance from its ingredients

•Jasmine Flower Extract (heals and calms)
•Evening Primrose (rich in Omega 6 oil)
•Grape Seed Oil (antioxidant and vitamin C rich)

Pixi Skintreats Jasmine Oil Blend

This can be used both morning and evening by just pressing a few drops onto your skin or adding it to your moisturizer.

As you know Pixi is a cruelty free company that eliminates all the no-nos of skincare like parabens and phthalates.

Now don’t you want all of these helpful products? You can find them on the PIXI website and at Target and target. com.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION  Two people will be winners of a Pixi Skintreat product. One will win GLOW MIST and the other OVERNIGHT GLOW SERUM. Rules are like other BIZ giveaways: you must be a Beauty Info Zone email subscriber, you must comment on the post. This is open to the continental US through 6/19/18 at 11:59 pm EDT. Good luck!

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