Another cosmetic giveaway but with a twist

I can’t seem to go a week without adding a new giveaway. I want to spoil as many of our subscribers as possible. As I’m destashing I’m finding an amazing amount of brand new cosmetic products that I’ve purchased and forgotten about. Something new comes along so I’ll push other things to the side. My loss is your gain if you enter this giveaway.feb giveaway

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Three US or Canadian subscribers will win a variety of makeup items as well as a fun piece of jewelry from Paparazzi. A long time friend, Debra, sells Paparazzi jewelry under her Facebook name Five & Fetching Paparazzi. These great items cost just $5 – rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets – all  $5 each. I couldn’t resist and bought some to share with you and introduce you to Debra’s site and facebook page. The jewelry is all unopened and my pictures turned out terrible but here’s what will be given away:

Paparazzi long chain necklace and earrings

Paparazzi long chain necklace and earrings

Paparazzi long necklace and earrings with hearts and red crystals

Paparazzi long necklace and earrings with hearts and red crystals

Paparazzi Seeing Eye to Eye Black Bracelet

Paparazzi Seeing Eye to Eye Black Bracelet

What each winner will receive is one of the three palettes in the top picture: NYX Dusk til Dawn eyeshadow palette (these are all sparkly neutrals); Benefit Greetings from Cabana Glama Makeup Kit (contains Hoola bronzer, Posietint Lip & Cheek Stain, Some Kind-A Gorgeous foundation faker for medium complexions, plus an eyeshadow trio); or IT Cosmetics Live, Love, Laugh Vitality Face Disk (matte bronzer, brightening blush tint & radiance illuminator). feb giveaway lipsYou’ll receive lip products and a variety of cosmetics plus extras I’ve gathered.

This giveaway is just for fun. I want to reward subscribers (US and Canada only this time) for reading and telling friends about Beauty Info Zone. The giveaway will end on 2.28.17 at 11:59 pm EST. In the comments I’ll want to know which jewelry pieces you’d be interested in and which of the three palettes you’d be interested in. Please rank these in order. If you see something in the other photos that you’d like mention that too. Thanks for being a subscriber!  —  Marcia

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As Valentine’s Day rolls around so do the giveaways on the Sunday Scoop

Drawing on ginger cookies. The word love.




2/20  $50 SEPHORA GIFT CARD AND SMASHBOX E/S PALETTE  –  1 winner, US/Canada


Winner’s circle  –  The ChapStick Total Hydration package and g.c. was won by Barb S


2/12  Stowaway Cosmetics  –  multiprize with Stowaway, men’s items, flight vouchers, gum, candles and more. US

2/13  (at 6 p.m. PST)  –  My Beauty Bunny  –  big LipSense haul from bombshell cosmetics and a pair of Chanel Sunglasses, US

2/13  Preen.Me  –  30 winners, Wei Beauty Skincare package, US

2/13  Shop With Me Mama  –  Longer Lash Eyelash Growth Serum, US

2/13  Makeup Obsessed Mom  –  ChapStick Total Hydration package and $25 Target g.c., US

2/13  Jessie Holeva  –  Blyss perfume

2/13  Blushing Noir  –  5 Maybelline Color Lip Balm Crayons, WW

2/14  Beyond the Beauty  –  $500 g.c. to Beyond the Beauty, US

2/14  Juice Beauty  –  3 winners, $200 to Juice Beauty, US/Canada

2/14  Organic to Green  –  Organic to Green products and $250 Ulta g.c., US

2/14  Style Sprinter  – Joules gold wallet, SJP Perfume, Too Faced Lipstick, Maybelline Mascara and more, WW

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  $200 Sephora e gc, WW

2/14  Mama Papa Barn  –  Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray, US

S.W. Basics  –  1 year’s subscription to box with S.W.Basics, Suja, W3LL People, Acure, and Boulder Clean, US

Beauty Undercover  –  ColourProof Super Plump Blow Drying Spray, US

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Gallany Eyeshadow Palette, US

2/15  Coco Bee Naturals  –  3 winners, full set of Coco Bee Naturals products, US

2/15  H2O  –  Heart Beet Lip Balms, US

2/15  Poshly  –  3 serums from Glossier

2/16  Itsy Bitsy Affairs  –  Remington Signature Tools Mini Hair Curler, US

2/16  Preen.Me  –  5 full sizes of Dr. Lipp’s 100% Natural Balm, US/UK

2/18  Fashionista Budget  –  Clinique Pops of Happy Gift Set, WW

2/18  She Finds  –  100 winners, OMG! 2 in 1 Detox Bubbling Microfiber Mask, US

2/19  Mom Does Reviews  –  180Pro Heat Rescue Hair Collection, US

2/19  Pawsitively Living  –  Elizabeth Arden Always Red Femme fragrance, Canada

2/19  Natalie East  –  3 winners, spring Guerlain cosmetics, Canada

2/19  NEVER SAY DIE BEAUTY  –  Luscious Lips Lip Plumper Kit by Cynthia Rowland

2/20  Powered by Mom  –  SwissVita Skincare collection, US

2/20  Orogold  –  6 winners, Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, WW

2/20  Reviews by Mom  –  20 winners, OMG! 2 in 1 kit with Bubbling Mask and Terry Cloth Band, USitPSA for IT Cosmetics: Jamie is making appearances at some Ulta stores and there’s one on 2/18 at the Ulta Store in Maywood N.J. that you should consider attending if you live nearby. it two


2/12  Books B Nimble  –  Kindle Fire, US

2/13  Giveaway Guy  – Sony MDRZX110 Headphones, WW

2/13  Crunchy Beach Mama  –  valentine’s goodies, US

2/13  My So Called Chaos  –  2 winners,  planner supplies, WW

2/13  Best Home Products  –  Winter Essence Gift Basket from Best Home Products, US

2/14  Home in High Heels  –  Helen Ficalora XOX Sterling Silver Necklace, US

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  5 winners, ABX Yoga Mat Towels, US

2/14  Dorky Deals  –  50 winners, ABX Yoga Workout Blu-Ray DVD, US

2/14  Helen Ficalora  –  14k Yellow Gold Large Twisted Heart on chain, US

2/14  Deal Maxx  –  Yankee Candle Jackson Frost Silhouette Gift Set, US

2/14  Blink for Home  –  3 winners, Blink3 camera system and Amazon Dot, US

2/14  CJ Anaya  –  Kindle Fire HD

2/14  Garden Dreams  –  Metal Orchid Flower Arrangement and $10 Amazon gc, US

2/14  The Homespun Chics  – HAMSWAN Wooden Essential Oil Diffuser, US

2/15  Mom Does Reviews  –  Bright Endeavors Glass Soy Candles, US

2/16  Extra TV  –  5 winners, $100 to The Bouqs for flowers, US

2/16  Whitney Bond  –  Hamilton Beach Food Processor, US

2/16  My Style Spot  –  Vegan Leather Handbag, US

2/16  Leaner by Design  –  InstaPot DUO160 Pressure Cooker, US/UK/Canada

2/16 Busy Working Mom  –  Pfizer family health products and $25 Visa g.c., US

2/18  PRIME BEAUTY  –  2 pair of Peace and Love chandelier earrings, US

2/18  Style Uncovered  –  Adidas Originals Superstar Women’s Sneakers in your size, US

2/18  Mom Does Reviews  –  21.5 iMAC Computer, WW

2/18  Dorky’s Deals  –  PeachSkin Sheets, choice of size and color, US

2/19  NOTES FROM MY DRESSING TABLE  – Sterling Silver White Topaz and Pink Quartz Necklace (RV $227)

2/20  Mom Does Reviews  –  Thirty One gift with wallet, scarf, and Perfect Party Set, US

2/20  She Speaks  –  5 winners, Amazon Echo Dot, US

2/20  Mama the Fox  –  Stamp the Moment necklace, US

2/20  50 IS NOT OLD  –  Bulgari Omnia Coral Eau de Toilette, WW


2/12  Venus Trapped in Mars  –  $100 g.c. to Jord Wooden Watches, US

2/13  Jess Bure  –  $350 Homegoods g.c. or paypal, WW

2/13  SophistiFunk  –  $1000 Nordstrom g.c.

2/13  Sassy Steals  –  $50 gc to restaurant of choice and $50 gc to movie theater of choice, US

2/13  My Style Spot  –  $100 Amazon, WW

2/14  Beauty by Miss L  –  $90 gc to Paperless Post, WW

2/14  Java JohnZ  –  2 winners, $425 Amazon g.c. or paypal

2/14  I Am A Reader  –  $250 Amazon or paypal

2/14  Promo Simple  – $1750 America Express g.c., US/Canada

2/14  Mommy On The Money  –  $100 Amazon, WW

2/14  The Mommy Island  –  $50 Lane Bryant g.c., US

2/14  Magnilife  –  3 winners, $100/25/10 Amazon g.c.

2/14  Budget Earth  –  $50 Victoria’s Secret g.c., WW

2/14  Practical Frugality  –  $25 Amazon, US

2/14  Still Blonde  –  $25 Amazon, g.c., US

2/15 and 2/16  giveaways  ||  Still Blonde, $30 paypal, US  ||  Robin’s Nest Designs, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Mommy Reviewer, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Generations of Savings, $20 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Wild Redhead Homestead, $25 Amazon or paypal  ||  Mom the Magnificient, $25 Amazon  ||  Utterly Amazing, $20 paypal, US  ||  Susie’s Reviews, $20 paypal, US  ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $25 Amazon  ||

2/19  Magnet Elite  –  $100 Amazon g.c., US

2/20  Oh To Be A Muse  –  $500 Nordstrom, WW

Need a yogurt infusion? Aveeno® introduces new products and we have a giveaway @AveenoUS

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash

AVEENO® has welcomed 2017 in a great way. The newest addition to the Aveeno® family will have you all warm and cozy. These new products are formulated not only with their Active Naturals Oatmeal but now they have nutrient rich yogurt added. These will make your dry skin feel even more moisturized.             pr samples

There are two body washes as well as two body creams. Imagine the warm soothing smell of vanilla and oats that will make you forget the winter winds, cold, and snow. Also imagine the delicious fragrance of apricot and honey to whisk you away to an oasis of peace. That’s what you’ll get when using these products.

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt


Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash in vanilla and oats

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash in vanilla and oats

If you haven’t used Aveeno’s® Body Washes yet you don’t know what you are missing. They are always creamy and never leave your skin stripped. Yogurt Body Wash is formulated with a patented Natrasurf® technology created to gently cleanse without damaging your skin or leaving it feel dry.

The two fragrances are new to Aveeno® and are delicious. I’m particularly fond of (obsessed with) the Apricot and Honey one. I love the sweetness of this and how it makes my shower smell.

Aveeno® Yogurt in vanilla and oats

Aveeno® Yogurt in vanilla and oats


Same two great fragrances that are available in their body creams.  These contain the essential vitamins, lactose, proteins, lactic acid and lipids found in yogurt. These products contain a new Activbind® Complex which help provide long lasting moisture that will leave you hydrated for 48 hours.

Aveeno® yogurt in apricot and honey

Aveeno® yogurt in apricot and honey

These delicious winter friendly bath and body items are priced as $7.49 (body wash) and $7.99 (body yogurt lotion) and can be easily found where Aveeno® is sold. You won’t want to miss this experience.  — Marcia

NOW FOR A GIVEAWAY: Aveeno® is kindly offering 2 sets of each fragrance to 2 Beauty Info US subscribers. That means 4 winners. All you have to do is decide whether Vanilla and Oats OR Apricot and Honey is the one you’d be most eager to win and follow the rules on our Rafflecopter. If I can’t find your subscription and your comment you’d be eliminated. If comments close before the giveaway ends on 2/22/17 at 11:59 pm EST then email me at and label it Aveeno. Be sure you click the I commented button in the Rafflecopter or your entry won’t show up when I have Rafflecopter choose the winners.

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Fashion Flash and Valentine giveaway time

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The Fashion Flash bloggers, a lifestyle collective for women over 40, want to take the opportunity to thank you for following our sites and our social media. Therefore 6 members of the group will be having Valentine’s Day giveaways as our gift to you.
I’m lucky enough to be the one to start the way and my subscribers know that I’m all about giveaways. I’ll be telling you more about my giveaway in a bit.
The rest of the giveaways aren’t live yet but the dates are available so you can come back for the links.
February 7th‘s giveaway will be on Notes From My Dressing Table where Erika will be giving away a pink heart necklace from Nancy Davis, Peace & Love Jewelry
February 8th please join Cindy of Prime Beauty to win 2 pairs of chandelier earrings from Peace & Love Jewelry
February 9th is all about smelling good when Tania of 50 is Not Old has a Bulgari fragrance in her giveaway
February 12th is Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog whose prize is a set of scented candles from Bright Endeavors, an organization that help poor single moms
February 13th is the last of our 6 giveaways and Allison of Never Say Die Beauty will be giving away a lip builder kit from Luscious Lips
Beauty Info Zone's Fashion Flash giveaway prize: $50 Sephora gc and Smashbox palette

Beauty Info Zone’s Fashion Flash giveaway prize: $50 Sephora gc and Smashbox palette

Beauty Info Zone’s giveaway starts today and goes through February 20th at 11:59 p.m. EST. The prize is simply wonderful for all of you who love cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath/body, or fragrance because you’ll get to pick out what you desire with a $50 Sephora giftcard and a bonus Smashbox Cover Shot eyeshadow palette in Softlight. This 8 shadow palette with soft satiny shadows will work for everyone. Sephora gift cards can only be used in the US and Canada (including Sephora within JC Penney) in store or online. Therefore this giveaway is only open to these countries. The Rafflecopter is at the bottom of today’s post. I hope you’ll enter and come back daily to tweet for extra chances to win.  —  Marcia

Smashbox Cover Shot eye palette in Softlight

Smashbox Cover Shot eye palette in Softlight

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Please enter after you’ve had a chance to read these wonderful Fashion Flash posts:

never-say-die-logoLooking for Valentine’s Gift ideas for her or for yourself? Allison from Never Say Die Beauty would love to introduce you to Uno Alla Volta, the fabulous catalogue and online retailer for artisan-crafted fine jewelry, fashion, home decor, and gift items perfect for Vday or any occasion.

glamour granny fashion flashInka of Glamour Granny Travels sends out a gourmet alert: it’s Black Truffles season in the south of France.

tania-stephens-logoFashion is about much more than what the eye sees. It can bring strong emotions out in the person wearing , or the person viewing, the outfit. Tania from 50 Is Not Old shows us today how a sweater, that is 30 years old, still gets worn every year and why.

nononsensebeauty-300x74-3Grapefruit as the secret of youth? Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog has the answers!

HEADER-SCRIPT-NEWRenew your complexion at home! Exfoliate, soften, brighten and reduce the signs of aging with the Exuviance Performance Peel AP 25. Safe and highly effective, this 25% glycolic peel from the innovators of the original Glycolic Peel is easy to use and delivers real results in only ten minutes.  

Best of Everything After 50 logo for FF groupDo your dry eyes make you weepy? Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50 and AARP Contributor has a few tips to help you deal with this common condition.

JSilverStyleLogoShare a happy, healthy Valentine’s Day with your love. Jackie Silver Style shows you how!

society wellnessSociety Wellness looks at the popularity of “going on a cleanse”. Find out if it is right for you.

prime beautyThis Valentine’s Day indulge yourself with two things you’ll love: beautiful skin and chocolate!

second lives club fashion flashSecond Lives Club asks why would second lifers decide to become first-time parents when they should be traveling or starting a new career or learning French? It’s another form of reinvention that allows the real time and attention children need. Why not?

moving free fashion flashDid you know that swimming can bring down your blood pressure? Mirabai Holland from  tells and shows you why!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: ends 2/20, open to US and Canada unless prohibited, all entries will be verified. Good luck.

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So many Sunday Scoop giveaways for Feb. 5 to 13

Happy week before Valentine’s Day. I hope you are having a good week, one that will only get better if you are a winner. Lots of giveaways to share but not that many are beauty oriented. I’ll keep looking if you’ll keep entering. —  Marcia




new giveaway starts Feb. 6th!

Winner’s Circle  –  Three giveaways ended and winners were notified. One winner for the Appriya Skincare didn’t answer any of my emails so the new winners are Nora G and Sandy B. With the Boxycharm giveaway I originally had one winner but I changed it to two since I found other Boxycharm boxes that I’d put aside. Therefore my winners are Colleen B and Kristi C. With the Facial Mask giveaway I also added an additional winner since more masks turned up. The ladies who won those are Mary W, Nicole A, and Laura G. Lots of fun for 7 people.


2/5  My Subscription Addiction  –  February PopSugar Must Have Box, US

2/5  My Highest Self  –  set of Chapstick Total Hydration and $25 Target g.c., US

2/5  My Beauty Bunny  –  Giovanni Hair Products and $50 Walgreens g.c., US

2/5  Dave Lackie –  The Art of Beauty Collection (Shu Uemera, Estee Lauder, Teez Material Girl, Lancome, The Brow Gal and more)

2/5  Alexandra Elizabeth  –  2 winners, Urban Decay Naked Makeup Palette, US

through 2/11  Melody Susie  –  10 winners every other day for Melody Susie products (nail gel, Acrylic Makeup Organizer, lighted makeup mirror) US

Treat Beauty  –  Treat Cherry Lip Balm

2/7  Mom Does Reviews  –  $100 Neocell g.c., US

2/8  She Finds  –  ageLOC Me Device from NuSkin, 50 others will win ageLOC True Skin Essence from NuSkin, US

2/8  A Little Umbrella  –  ChapStick Total Hydration package and $25 Target g.c., US

2/9  Phyrra  –  $50 Sephora g.c., WW (with exceptions)

2/9  Beauty Gala  –  ChapStick Total Hydration package and $25 Target g.c., US

2/10  Romy Raves  – 3 winners, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cosmetics, US

2/10  Queen of Reviews  –  ChapStick Total Hydration package and $25 Target g.c., US

2/11  Fashionista Budget  –  Buxom 6 Degrees Below Sexy Mini Lip Polish Collection, WW

2/12  Beauty Junkies Unite  –  set of 5 PIXI Skintreats items, US

2/13  Bella & Bear  – Week 1 – Win Bella & Bear Kitten Brush Set & UD NAKED Pallet, Week 2 Win Bella & Bear Kitten Brush Set & UD NAKED Pallet 2, Week 3 Win Bella & Bear Kitten Brush Set & UD Naked Pallet 3. Grand Prize: ALL Bella & Bear Makeup Brushes + Urban Decay Goodies & More!!


2/7  Rita Reviews  –  one year Amazon Prime, US

2/7  Be Glammed  –  01. An iPhone 7 with the Darby App from Darby Smart 02. One Year Subscription to Love With Food for winner + a friend 3. Best Friends Necklace from Iconery Jewelry 04. Her Campus shopping spree 05. Zeel Massage package 06. BeGlammed Glam Session07. Laurel & Wolf Design Package 08. 12-Month Foodstirs Subscription for winner + a friend, US

2/7  SAHM Reviews  – IntelliArmor Aegis Phone Case, US

2/8  Mom Does Reviews  –  Lindor Chocolate Truffles box of 60, US

2/8  The GoCo Collective  –  5 winners, 3 pack of PHLUR Fragrance, US

2/8  Walking in Memphis  –  Vera Bradley Luggage, US

2/8  Extra TV  –  People Magazine SAG Awards gift bag, US

2/9  Cheryl deMarco  –  Versace Jewelry Safety Pin, WW

2/9  Scokey  –  personalized Scokey and an Apple Watch Sport 2, US

2/9  LobsterGram  – 3 winners of Love at First Bite Dinner for 2 featuring Maine Lobster Tails, Lobster Bisque, Lobster Cakes, Lobster Ravioli, your choice of 3 desserts. Overnight delivery included, US

2/9  Powered by Mom  – Cookies By Design gift pack plus $150 Visa g.c., US

2/9  Here We Go Again  – three coupons each worth $5 off the purchase of Entenmann’s Little Bites plus a $25 Visa g.c., US

2/10  Extra TV  –  5 winners, a dozen roses from Passsion Roses, US

2/10  Escapist Magazine  – 10 piece Lasostina Copper Cookset and receive one month of Blue Apron all natural 2-person meals, US

2/10  Mom Does Reviews  – Teddy Bear & Chocolates Valentine’s Day Gift Basket, US

2/10  Dude Shopping  –  Nintendo NES Classic Edition, US

2/10  Emily’s Reviews  –  Popcorn, Cookies & Chocolate Basket from 1-800Baskets, US

2/10  Burning Moon  –  This prize pack includes a “Shit just got real” Unicorn coin purse from Wit Gifts!, $5 Starbucks gift card, pink glitter nail polish called Bougie Behavior from Trust Fund Beauty, A Tsum Tsum lip gloss, an eyeshadow called “Descartes before the horses” by Sweet Libertine and a few other fun goodies. WW

2/11  Pawsitive Living  –  Cariloha Plush Bath Prize Package, US/Canada

2/12  Mom Does Reviews  –  Kangaroo 2 in 1 Laptop Notebook, US

12/12  BooksBNimble  –  Kindle Fire, US

2/13  Beauty and Fashion Diva  –  Yankee Candle Jackson Frost Silhouette Gift Set, US

2/13  Spoutly  –  his and hers Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Trackers

2/13  Skivvies  – one year of Skivvies from Skivvie Box, US

2/13  Giveaway Guy  –  mens or womens Puma Match sneakers, US

2/13  Giveaway Guy  –  Sony MDRZX110 headphones, WW


In Honor of Design  –  $100 Visa g.c.

2/6  The Storibook  –  $500 Nordstrom g.c., US

2/6  Goat Milk Stuff  –  $25 g.c. to their site, US

2/7  giveaways  || Still Blonde, $25 Paypal, US ||  The Review Wire, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Here We Go Again, $20 paypal, US  ||  An Open Suitcase, $25 Amazon  ||

2/7  Lipgloss and Crayons  –  $150 Stitch Fix g.c., US

2/7  Mom On A Dime  –  $150 Amazon, US

2/10  Java John Z  –  $75 Teleflora g.c., US

2/10  A Taste of Madness  –  $50 g.c. to Uncommon Goods

2/11  Java John Z  –  $50 Sav-a-lot g.c., US

2/11  Powered by Mom  –  $50 gc to Cheesecake Factory or Outback, US

2/13  Chemistry Cachet  –  $25 Starbucks and Beautiful Coconut Cookbook, US

2/13  SAHM Reviews  –  $50 Dominos pizza g.c., US

2/13  Giveaway Guy  –  $25 Amazon g.c., US

theBalm Cosmetics giveaway time

It’s time for a new giveaway in honor of me preparing to move. I’ve been working cleaning out my stash and finding an amazing amount of brand new cosmetics. I’ll be doing a lot of giveaways over the next months. I’ve already posted a Sheet Mask giveaway and today I’ll be giving away brand new cosmetics from theBalm. My loss may be your gain. As you look at my pictures make a list in order of which you’d like to win since I’ll have 5 winners!!

theBalm and the Beautiful

theBalm and the Beautiful palette

theBalm and the Beautiful palette

This contains 16 eyeshadows, 2 lip/cheek stains, 2 blushes, 1 lipgloss andd a mini brush. It’s the biggest of the palettes available today at 8″ x 5.5″.  If you like beautiful bright colors in a nice mixture you’d love this.


theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 1

theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 1

I’ve previously reviewed several Shady Lady palettes and always loved them. I put this aside and forgot about it until today. Colors in it are more smokey ones: Caught in the Courtney, Shameless Shana, Luscious Lani, Jealous Jordana, Risque Renee, Curvy Cami, Jet Setting Jennifer, All About Alex, and Easy Wheezie.


the Balm Nude 'Tude

the Balm Nude ‘Tude

If you love the many nude palettes that are out there and don’t own Nude ‘tude then this will love being in your collection. Most of these shadows have some shimmer to them. 12 lovely shadows could be yours.

BALM JOVIbalm jovi

Balm*Jovi contains 12 eyeshadows with 4 being heavy metals (Metal-ica, Iron Maid-In, Lead Zeppelin, and Alice Copper), 4 Classical shadows (Adagio, Allegto, Moderato, Presto) and 4 Rock Alternative (Blink 1982, The Stroke, rem, Third Eye Blinded), 1 Mary Lou Manizer Lumizer, 1 blush (Don’t You Want Me? aka FratBoy blush), and 2 lip/cheek colors.


theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

This is probably the best selling product that theBalm makes. I’m always reading about how much people love this. It can be used as a highlighter or eyeshadow. This light gold highlighter is lightly shimmered and really stunning.


theBalm Balm Shelter in Light

theBalm Balm Shelter in Light

This is a tinted moisturizer with an SPF 18 (UVA and UVB protection). Depending on the coverage you prefer you can wear this as a primer shade or as your light foundation.

BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer/Isohexadecane/Polysorbate 60, Styrene/DVB Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerine, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate (CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

This is the lightest shade that they carry so if you wear fair or light foundation then this could be a choice for you. One of the winners will win this in addition to the palette they win if this color works for you.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: 6 products to give away with 5 winners. Make a list of the products you’d like to win in the order you’d want to win them. One prize per winner. This is open to US and Canadian subscribers of Beauty Info Zone. If you’ve entered other giveaways then you know the drill. If comments close early email me ( and label it The Balm. This giveaway is open through 2/14/17 at 11:59 p.m. I’m still finding people who don’t follow directions, don’t be one of those!  —  Marcia

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Get Total Hydration with ChapStick® (and a giveaway too) #sponsored @ChapStick

Winter skin doesn’t stop for any of us. My friends from Hawaii to Canada, from the west coast to the east coast all complain about the toll weather takes on their skin. It may be hot as blazes or cold as an icicle, neither of which prevent chapped lips. That’s why I love to go to Target for all the best that ChapStick® has to offer.

Shopping at Target for my favorite ChapStick® Total Hydration products

Shopping at Target for my favorite ChapStick® Total Hydration products

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own.

ChapStick® Total Hydration

ChapStick® Total Hydration

ChapStick® makes it easy because there are several items in the Total Hydration line so whether you only wear lipbalm or only wear lip color there’s something for you. There’s the new and wonderful ChapStick®Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub, there are varieties of ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint, and the always popular ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural balms.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

New to me is the ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub which I already purchased again. This small jar is perfect for all my scrub needs. I was sent the first and as soon as I used it I knew that my purse craved one too. It’s small, closes securely and doesn’t spill. The flavor is a refreshing peppermint and it exfoliates and smoothes at the same time. For me there’s no removing it since it has a balm like feeling when applied and moisturizes amazingly. The ingredients are naturally sourced i.e. Sugar Crystals, Maracuja and Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E. I’ve flipped over this.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub

Another ChapStick® group of Total Hydration that is perfect to have to protect from the elements are ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural. These age-defying lip balms are clear with 100% naturally sourced ingredients like Argan Oil, Omegas 6 & 9 and Avocado Butters.

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

There are several flavors in these 100% Natural balms: Vanilla Cream, Honey Blossom, Cooling Peppermint, Fresh Citrus and  more. At $2.99 you can have these everywhere without any guilt. Healthier lips never go out of style. With Omegas 6 & 9, Vitamin E, Antioxidant CoQ10 and Madecassoside your lips are in for up to 8 hours of hydration.

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural

And we can’t forget those of us who never go without some color on our lips. For that ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint ($4.99) are perfection. These are the very first ChapStick® tinted balms which they are really excited about. They should be since they not only have pretty hints of color but they contain the ingredients that moisturize our lips. They contain rosehip and jojoba oils in an advanced moisturizing formula and avocado butter.

ChapStick® Total Hydration @Target

ChapStick® Total Hydration @Target

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint

Pick one or all of the three tints depending on your mood – Rose Petal, Coral Blush, and Merlot.

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal, Coral Blush and Merlot

ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal, Coral Blush and Merlot

I’m most comfortable wearing Rose Petal as it’s the lightest but the one that has the best fragrance is actually Coral Blush. Merlot has a grape fragrance, Rose Petal has a hint of rose, and Coral Blush smells peachy to me.

I’m sure you’ll soon be at Target since it’s a favorite for Valentine’s Day shopping,  everything you can possibly need for you and your family is there! That includes the ChapStick® Total Hydration line. No matter which you choose, you are going to be one happy lady. Plus if your kids are anything like mine they’ll want their own ChapStick®. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: ChapStick® wants to offer one Beauty Info Zone US subscriber a package with a variety of these products plus a $25 Target gift card so that you can see exactly what I mean when I always rave about ChapStick®. The giveaway is only open for one week and will close at 11:59 p.m. on 2/7/17.

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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and I’ve received these products for my honest opinion.
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