Eddie Funkhouser lipsticks and glosses have us head over heels plus we have a giveaway

Every day of the week there’s a national something day – National Ice Cream Day, National Hot Dog Day, National Cat Day, National Pretzel Day – but for us every day is National Lip Day not just the recently celebrated one that all the cosmetic companies have had specials for. And what are we choosing for National Lipstick Day? Eddie Funkhouser of course. We’ve had a long standing relationship with Eddie but he disappeared on us for a while. We are celebrating his reappearance with him and his line by sharing some of his lip products and he’s celebrating with you by offering a giveaway for 3 Beauty Info Zone subscribers.

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There are 3 types of lip products that Eddie has created: Chromographic Lipsticks (Saturate lips with vibrant hues and light reflecting particles for a creamy finish and eye-catching multi-dimensional effects. The color collection ranges from neutrals to brights for a subtle or stand-out pout. Lips stay hydrated and nourished with flower and mango fruit extracts and Vitamins C & E.), Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color (Update the classic lipstick with intense pigments, a boost of hydration, and a lightweight yet luxurious finish. The creamy formula is enriched with flower and mango fruit extracts and Vitamins C & E to keep lips looking luscious long after application.), and Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss (A lightweight, low-tack formula that provides a brilliant, color-rich, multidimensional finish to lips in universal shades. Vitamins A, C & E nourish and brighten and Aloe Vera moisturizes and soothes.).

Today we have the Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color and Hydrating Lip Gloss to introduce you to but you’ll also have a chance to win the Chromographic Lip Color too.


Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

There are 6 lipsticks in the Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Color line, 3 warm and 3 cool shades. These are what I think lipsticks should look like and feel like. They are definitely nourishing so the name is apt. They have a shiny look so lines aren’t emphasized. No they aren’t matte, which is the rage now, but I’d rather have comfort personally than a lipstick that looks dry on me but is considered hot. As a moisturizing lipstick they last on me about 4 hours which is a happy amount of time.

Let’s check out all these colors:

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Ignition, Quiet Riot and Rumor

At first when I opened these I was sure that Ignition would be my favorite but I’m so drawn to Quiet Riot that it surprises me. Ignition is a beautiful cherry red and the truest red in this group. Quiet Riot is also a beautiful red but one that leans more purple while Rumor is a deep dark red that is siren like. I’m surprised how much I like both of the red ones but they are bright and striking.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Innuendo, Model Citizen and Foxy Brown

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors in Innuendo, Model Citizen and Foxy Brown sort of look alike in my photos taken in indoor light but they are really uniquely different. Innuendo is my kind of color, it’s a great nude that looks especially good on me with pinky peach blush. Again I was surprised with Model Citizen since I normally only go for the lightest shades but Model Citizen kicks the nude up a notch and looks like I actually have real lipstick on! Foxy Brown is a truer brown shade.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

I’m happy to recommend these lipsticks which are only $11.99 and provide fragrance free color, moisture and beauty for your lips. You won’t be able to resist them.


Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss

I am a lip gloss girl.  I love the ease of lip gloss.  I need some slip on my lips and I always want a little color even if I am just kicking around the house.  Eddie Funkhouser’s Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Glosses range from barely there shades to totally there, and they give lots of slip without any sticky yuck that can ruin a good lip gloss.  The formula is truly lovely because it includes vitamins A, C, and E to nourish lips, as well as aloe vera to keep lips super hydrated and soft.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss swatched left to right direct light: Broadway Babe, Meow Meow, Unapologetic, Mirror Kisses, Love Rush, Stolen Kisses, Belle de Jour

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss swatched left to right indirect light: Broadway Babe, Meow Meow, Unapologetic, Mirror Kisses, Love Rush, Stolen Kisses, Belle de Jour

I tested seven of the twelve shades available.  Broadway Babe is clear with silver shimmer; Meow Meow is a light vanilla shimmer; Unapologetic is a light creamy pink; Mirror Kisses is a shimmery peachy pink; Love Rush is a shimmery medium pink; Stolen Kisses is a metallic mauve; Belle de Jour is a creamy fuchsia.

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Broadway Babe

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Meow Meow

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Unapologetic

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Mirror Kisses

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Love Rush

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Stolen Kisses

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Belle de Jour

If you have pigmented lips, you can wear Broadway Babe and Meow Meow by themselves.  If you are like me and you don’t, then these goes beautifully over lip liner or matte lipstick.  All the other shades have enough pigment to stand on their own.  My favorites are Mirror Kisses and Belle du Jour…but honestly all the shades are beautiful!!

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Mirror Kisses

Wearing Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Hydrating Lip Gloss Belle de Jour

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Eddie himself has offered a giveaway for 3 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. And your picks are going to be marvelous. Grand prize winner will receive all three Nourishing Lip Kit Trios, 1st runner-up will receive two of the Nourishing Lip Kit Trios, and 2nd runner-up will receive one of the trios. Your job is to look at the Lip Kit Trios so you can tell us the order in which you’d want to win them if you are a winner. It’s not very hard since you can look right HERE. Now this giveaway is a little different because we are asking you to sign up for Eddie Funkhouser’s website as well as his Instagram page. Our giveaway is open through 8/14/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. We hope you are as excited about these lip sticks as we are and that your lip dreams come true by winning.

We also have a 20% discount for you for the entire Eddie Funkhouser line. Just use BIZ204U at check out.

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What’s a Dew Puff and why do you want to win this giveaway?

Let me answer both questions immediately. A Dew Puff is a Konjac Sponge and you want to win it because it’s going to keep your skin healthy, fresh, and blemish free. But that’s not all!
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Dew Puff Konjac Sponges

The most important thing to know about Dew Puff is that their konjac sponge is made of just one ingredient. It’s an all natural face and body sponge made of 100% plant based konjac root, also known as elephant yam or kon-nyaku in Japanese.

Dew Puff Konjac Sponges

Dew Puff is great all year round but summer brings special problems that make these perfect for the weather. If you are a tanner, especially a self-tanner, you need to exfoliate your face and body to get an even tan. Since these sponges are pH balanced they help to restore your skin’s natural pH. When you come out of the sun you want to clean and refresh your skin so that’s another great time to use your Dew Puff.

As we each have different needs Dew Puff recognizes that with their 3 types of konjac sponges. Which one will you need?


Dew Puff Original

Original is the one that is the safest for everyone. This one gives you the purest clean and it’s the gentlest of them all.

  • For the purest clean
  • Safe for all skin types
  • No additives
  • Pair with your favorite cleanser or use with no cleanser.


Dew Puff Asian Clay

Asian Clay is the one I’m currently using. This is the one that is made from konjac vegetable fiber but with added Asian Clay. I chose this to use first since it helps stimulate skin cells while absorbing impurities below the pore level. I have an issue with pores and want to keep them as clean as possible.

Dew Puff Asian Clay

While I don’t use this daily I do use it about 3 times a week. I know this looks hard as a rock and to be truthful the first time I ever used a konjac sponge I didn’t realize that you had to wet it thoroughly. Needless to say it didn’t work well until I figured that out. After you’ve really soaked it and made sure it’s soft, then you squeeze out the excess water. The original can be used with or without a cleanser but it’s not necessary for the Asian Clay and Bamboo Charcoal ones. I’m going to need a new Asian Clay in the winter since it’s supposed to work especially well on dry, flaky skin.


Dew Puff Bamboo Charcoal

The Bamboo Charcoal is great for blemish prone skin because of its natural antioxidants. It’s made from konjac vegetable fiber with added bamboo charcoal.

  • Infused with bamboo charcoal
  • Pure cleansing for healthy, renewed skin
  • Just add water – no separate cleanser needed
  • Perfect for oily or blemished skin

This is a great way to get your teen to help fight breakouts without you nagging them. And it’s vegan approved.

All of the Dew Puff Konjac Sponges have a small string attached so you can hang it after use to dry out. Click here to watch a short video clip. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Dew Puff has offered to send one konjac sponge to two US winners and I have a Bamboo Charcoal that can be won WW. So three winners total. You just have to decide which Dew Puff sounds best for your skin. (Remember if you aren’t US then it would have to be Bamboo Charcoal.) The giveaway runs through 8/8/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck. Your skin will love this.

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Scooping and scoping out the giveaways on the Sunday Scoop


I hope you have a lot of time this week because the end of the month has brought giveaways that aren’t to be believed. There are so many big money prizes this time that I don’t usually find. Plus there are giveaways I’d love to win so I’m pretty sure you will too. Gather up your sustenance because you’ll be sitting at the computer for quite a while. Lots of luck  —  Marcia






Winner’s Circle: The 2 Zest Fruitboost winners are Tabitha W and Gia W. Last week I mentioned that someone was eliminated and I want to explain more. If Rafflecopter picks your name the first thing I do is check to see if you’ve subscribed by email, then I check for your comment. If those show up I’ll go to the source you’ve won through (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter) to make sure you did what you said on your entry. If I can’t find your subscription and comment then I check no further. Those are the two things we require. Rules are rules and so many people look for an easy way out. We don’t require you to jump through hoops so please understand.


Alana Mitchell  –  entire skincare line, US

Conair  –  TWO interchangeable 1’’ and 1¼ ’’ titanium ceramic curl chambers of the NEW Infiniti PRO by Conair Curl Secret 2.0, US

7/24  Refinery 29  –  $300 to Makeup Geek, Hask Haircare line, $250 to KL Polish (Kathleen Lights), US

7/24  Love Maegan  –  L’Oreal makeup, Garnier Beauty, Fendi sunglasses and more

7/24  Lionesse  –  3 winners, Interchangeable Pro Curling Iron Set, WW

7/24  Beauty Junkees Unite  –  Avene Sunscreen Prize Pack, 3 winners, US

7/24  Blue Lizard  –  $50 Walmart gc and Blue Lizard sunscreen prize, US

7/24  Parenting Healthy  –  Aurorae Aromatherapy Spray and towel (another giveaway above it on the page too), US

Beauty Undercover  –  20 winners, 6 pack ORLY Breathable polish, US

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Image Skincare Sunscreen Spray, US

7/25  Hello Subscription  –  Fab Fit Fun Summer 2017 Box, US

7/25  Realizing Beauty  –  Live Clean products (skincare, hair, bath/body), Canada only

7/25  Jen’s Fun Finds  –  MelodySusie Travel Makeup Kit, US

7/25  The Queen of Style  –  Golden Door skincare Try Me Kit, US

7/26  Poshly  –  Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette

7/26  Mom Does Reviews  –  2 sets of bath bombs from Oliver Rocket, US

7/26  Never Say Die Beauty  –  Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam for fine/medium hair, US

7/27  Dave Lackie  –  Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Whipped Body Cream, WW

7/27  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Bare Minerals products (Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip colors, Externalixir Serum) and a $60 gift card, US

7/27  A Very Sweet Blog  –  Pixi Sheer Cheek Gel and Tint & Silk Glosses

7/27  NYC Pretty  –  3 Farmacy skincare products, US

7/28  Little Crunchy  –  My Real Earth Body Butter, US

7/28  Allura Beauty  –  Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

7/29  Fashionista Budget  –   KatVonD Mother of All Lipstick Duo, WW

7/29  Hello Subscription  –  Boxycharm from June 2017, US

7/30  Missy Product Reviews  –  Dove Beauty Bars

7/31  Painted Ladies  –  Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant, US

7/31  Kniepp’s  –  9 winners, Kniepp’s bath products and Shinola Detroit Arrow Bike, US

7/31  Love Brigette  –  anniversary giveaway, 7 winners, 7 prizes

7/31  De Nouveau Review  –  Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and 2 other runner up prizes, US

7/31  Frog Reviews and Ramblings  –  ERA Organics Elixir 16-in-1 Natural Face and Body Lotion, US

7/31  Inspirations and Celebrations  –  big giveaway with Chi Onyx Ceramic Crimping Iron, Dr. Brandt, Hairmax Hair Fibers, Madam CJ Walker Coconut Oil, Michelle Phan Makeup Book, Rodial Snake Mask, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick and more. US/Can

7/31  Barielle  – Caslon Tie Dye Tassel Wrap, Sunnylife Luxe Havana Mesh Beach Tote, Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filler Base Coat, Barielle Mate-inee Top Coat, Protective Hand Cream and Total Foot Care, US

7/31  Beauty Stat  –  5 winners, Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, US

7/31  Influence Nation  –  5 winners, Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, US (I’m pretty sure these are different giveaways)

7/31  The Homespun Chics  –  5 facial masks and a Boca Terry headband, US

thru 8/4 weekly giveaway Gladja  –  Organic Skincare Collection


7/24  Mom Does Reviews  –  3 Bright Endeavors glass candles, US

7/24  Powered by Mom  –  Instant Pot, US/Canada

7/25  Jen’s Fun Finds  –  trio of umbrellas from ShedRain, US

7/26  Miki’s Hope  –  Power Pressure Cooker XL, US

7/26  Queen of Reviews  –  2 Yankee Candles from the Sea America Collection, US

7/26  Boss Beauty Babes  –  Prize includes 3 shirts, 1 hoodie, 1 pair of sunnies, 1 set of makeup brushes, a makeup bag, 5 pairs of mink lashes and more.  WW

7/27  My Style Spot  –  ERGO Chef Kitchen Essentials, US

7/27  Mom Does Reviews  –  Bestek Juicer, US

7/28  Deals Among Us  –  Simply Earth Monthly Essential Oil Recipe Box, US

7/28  Alicia Tenise  –  Gucci Marmont Mini Bag, WW

7/28  Kinzd  –  5 winners, Makeup Bag or Men’s Wallet, WW

7/30  I Love Dooney  –  Dooney & Burke Getaway Bag, US

7/30  Parenting in Progress  –  Roku Streaming Stick, US

7/30  Parenting in Progress  –  RM Palmer Candy Prize Package, US

7/30  Nova Home  – Rainfall Shower Heads Combo with Microban® Nozzle Protection by AquaDance, US

7/31  Giveaway Guy  –  Amazon Echo Dot, US

7/31  WMF America  –  Nature Cookware Set, US

7/31  Crutchfield  – Grand Prize 1: Dyson Big Ball Animal Allergy UP15ANA Upright Vacuum ARV $700, Grand Prize 2: Dyson V6 Car + Boat Hand Held Vacuum ARV $240, US

7/31  Specter Wireless  –  Specter Wireless Headphones

7/31  Jokari  –  5 winners, Paula Deen Holiday Collection, US

7/31  Mustela  –  bundle of Mustela products tailored for the baby’s needs, US

7/31  Beauty Brite  –  2 winners, AMIR Natural Himalyan Crystal Salt Lamp, US

7/31  Sue Parks  –  Floating Comfort Pillow from Mediflow, US/Can

7/31  Tortoise and Blonde  –  pair of Tortoise and Blonde sunglasses of choice and prize package from Byrd and Patchology, US

7/31  Ban.do  –  5 winners will get 2 Starbucks signature double-walled travelers, 2 Starbucks signature cold cups, Starbucks lunch bag, notebook, pencil pouch and keychain pouch; 45 winners will get 1 Starbucks signature double walled traveler and 1 Starbucks signature cold cup. US

7/31  Family Focus  –  $100 to Isabelle Grace Jewelry, US


7/23  The Fashionable Wife  –  $100 Nordstrom

7/23  Strange Deeds Indeed  –  $50 Amazon or paypal, WW

7/24  ||  The Tiptoe Fairy, 50 to AMC Theaters, US  ||  Crayons and Cravings, $150 Starbucks, WW  ||  My Unentitled Life, 2 winners, $25 Krogers, US  ||  Happily Hughes, 2 winners, $100 Nordstrom  || Walking in Memphis, $100 to Kortni Jean Swimwear, US  ||  Extra TV, $50 Pinkberry g.c., 5 winners, US  ||  Finding Zest, $100 Visa gc and The Haven’s Kitchen Cookbook, US  || Confessions of a Frugal Mind, $150 Starbucks, WW  ||

7/24  A Spoonful of Style  –  $1000 Nordstrom

7/25  ||  Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood, $25 Applebees, US  || Giveaway Promote, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  Budget Earth, $25 Visa and Pfizer Pediatric Products, US  ||  The Bragging Mommy, $25 Visa and Entenman’s coupons, US  ||

7/26  ||  Conservamom, $50 to Charming Charlie’s (jewelry, accessories), US  ||  This Mama’s Life, $25 Amazon, US/Canada  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, US/Canada  ||

7/27  ||  Olive and Ivy, $50 Shopbop, WW  ||  Conservamom, $25 Amazon or paypal, US/Canada  ||  Me and My Handful, $100 American Express, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $20 combo to Amazon and Starbucks, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $25 Amazon  ||

7/28  My Point Saver  –  $200 Amazon, US/Canada

7/29  ||  Staying Close to Home, $25 Visa gc and Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||  Worldly Getaways, $100 Amazon ||  Unique Interior Styles, $100 Amazon  ||

7/30  ||  Walking in Memphis, $100 Nordstrom  ||  Olive and Ivy, $50 Shopbop, WW  ||  Awesome Sauce, $50 Awesome Sauce g.c.  ||  Mythical Books, $25 Amazon  ||  Oaxis, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Kindle Book Review, $25 Amazon, 7″ Kindle Fire, and a bottle of wine, US  ||  MicroBiome, $100 Lululemon g.c. and 1 year MicroBiome probiotics, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $100 Amazon  ||

7/31  Snag Free Samples  –  Walmart g.c. of $100 to 750 winners, US

7/31  ||  MomSkoop, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Pick Any Two, $100 Visa, US  ||  Java John Z, $150 paypal, WW  || Mint Green with Envy, $100 Amazon, WW  ||  TF Diaries, $500 Nordstrom  ||  Earth Balance Naturals, $300 Whole Foods, US  ||  Madhava Sweeteners, $100 Whole Foods and Ninja blender, US  ||  Collective Bias, $1000 grand prize and 12 win $250 Target g.c.  ||

7/31   ||  Still Blonde, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Susie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, US  ||  Surf Sand and Sons, $15 Bath & Body Works, US  ||  Rockin Book Reviews, $15 Amazon, WW  ||  Parenting In Progress, $15 Amazon, US  ||  Here We Go Again, $20 paypal, US  ||  Drop the Spotlight, $15 Amazon, US  ||  Kicking It With Kelly, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Still Blonde, $25 Paypal, US  ||  Broken Tepee, $25 paypal, WW  ||  Savings in Seconds, $20 Amazon, WW  ||  Parenting in Progress, $20 Amazon, US  ||  The Review Wire, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Silver Dagger, $20 Amazon  ||

7th Heaven softens hands and feet with their great masks (giveaway time)

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I sure hope you don’t get tired of me and my obsession with masks (and with having mask giveaways!). I don’t seem to get tired of using masks so I keep sharing them with you. Today I have some totally different masks from 7th Heaven for you. You know I love the variety, convenience, and prices of 7th Heaven masks. Well how about masks for your feet, hands, and fingers? They are as great as they sound.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques, Soften Glove Masks, and Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

I’ve got to start with my favorite of these three, 7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

My feet haven’t felt as soft in months. It’s better than a pedicure to treat my feet and lasts much longer too. If it cut my nails then it would be the perfect item ever. But I’ll forgive it since it makes my feet feel soft and conditioned for about 4 days. Taking a shower doesn’t even take away the effect of the moisturizing of these foot masques.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

The booties are made of a thin plastic outer and a mesh inner which contains the softening ingredients. It has both Shea Butter and Almond Oil to nourish dry skin and help repair cracked heels. It contains Peppermint to refresh your feet as well as Soybean to rehydrate them so you’re left with soft and smooth tootsies.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

These take only 15-20 minutes to use but they are so comfortable (and I can walk in them with my slippers on) that I usually forget and wear them longer. 7th Heaven is a cruelty free company that uses natural ingredients, in this case pressed peppermint, ground shea nuts, and pressed soybeans. When the time is up, remove and massage the lotion onto your feet. These are going to be so perfect in the winter when my feet take a beating. To Walmart I’ll be going to stock up on these!!

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

Similar to the sock masque is the Soften Glove Masque. While wonderful at this time of year, you can imagine what these will do for dry winter hands! My skin becomes chapped easily in the winter so wearing the Glove Masques will be even better when your hands have taken a beating. If your hands are always in water these will be a savior too.

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

With pressed rose petals as one of their main ingredients they are fragranced which makes them not quite perfect for me.

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

They are very comfortable and actually I could do most of the things I wanted while wearing them for 15-20 minutes though typing is iffy. Like the Soften Sock Masque, massage in the rich cream to keep your hands soft as can be.

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques are a much better match for me and as much as I dislike winter weather I’ll be using these to save the skin on my fingers.

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

Each package comes with 10 finger masques. What’s great for me is that I can use as many as I need and save the rest for later. My left hand takes more of a beating since I use it more. It’s always drier than my right and my cuticles dry out more since I wash my hands so often. The Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques contain pressed argan seed oil and macadamia oils to help nourish the skin on your fingers and cuticles. It also contains juiced pomegranates for an anti-oxidant rich treat.

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

These are a great way to treat yourself before you do/have a manicure too.  After 15 minutes remove them and massage. Aaah what a spa treat. You really want these if you have damaged nails.

All three of these are available at Walmart stores and online for $3.94 a package. You can order them online and pick them up in the store if you want too. Like I said, the foot masques are going to be my besties come cold weather with the finger masques close behind. —  Marcia

Giveaway information: As much as I hate to give any of mine up there is going to be a giveaway for 1 package each of Soften Glove Masques and Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques along with 3 other 7th Heaven facial masks. This is open worldwide where permitted through 8/4/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. As usual if I can’t find your email subscription or your comment then you are eliminated. We don’t ask much of you on our giveaways but we do insist on that. Good luck and good tips and toes! – M

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SeabuckWonders delights me and has a giveaway for you

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SeabuckWonders Body Lotion and Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

I’ve read a lot about SeabuckWonders in the past but truthfully I never was enticed by it. That was a mistake and I’m here to admit it. I am using two of their products and am ready for more.

Sea buckthorn is considered to be one of nature’s most balanced fruits. SeabuckWonders uses the finest certified organic Sea Buckthorn from Tibet. It’s rich in anti-oxidants and contains the highest level of the rare Omega-7 that is great for skin as well as used internally for cardio-vascular, gastrointestinal, liver health, and immune support. My internist gave these a big thumbs up when I called to ask about the Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplement.supplement police photoI am a supplement taker and I know not everyone is but I believe in adding things that my body is probably missing from my diet. I do encourage you to check with your doctor prior to using any supplement though as I’m not in the medical field. I’ve taken several different types of products for my hair, skin & nails but not all are as loaded with Omega oils as SeabuckWonders. I was advised to take Omegas for heart health so with SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails I’m taking 2 of these daily to give me natural support for my complexion, nails, hair, and heart.

SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

The recommended dose is two of these vegetarian softgels. That provides 5000 mcg of Biotin along with 800 mg of Organic Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (Omega 7) and 200 mg of Organic Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil (Omega 3).

Omega 7 provides deep hydration and boosts skin cell functions. Omegas 3, 6 & 9 nourish and restore the natural balance of the skin. Biotin is a B vitamin that is crucial for supporting healthy functions in the body. It improves the metabolism of fatty acids and amino acids. Biotin can stop dry brittle nails, problem skin and moisturize hair that breaks. Combining sea buckthorn oil with biotin replenishes strength like no other supplement can.

SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

As someone who has lost hair due to health problems I love how much thicker and fuller my hair has become. In addition I know that it’s keeping my nails stronger.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

The other product I’m using from SeabuckWonders is their Himalyan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion which is a perfect addition to my summer routine. This lovely lotion is lightweight and gets absorbed beautifully. But it’s not so lightweight that it’s like applying nothing on my skin. The lotion feels and looks rich but it doesn’t smother your skin, it lets it breathe while we’re wearing lighter clothes in the warm weather.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

I keep it on the shelf in my shower so that I can apply it on my damp body and it makes my body feel nourished. I’ll grab it out of the shower to use on my hands as a hand lotion too. I actually should buy an extra to keep in my guest bath as a hand lotion.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

There’s a very pleasant light natural orange scent from natural essential orange oil. It doesn’t last long which is too bad since I like it so much. It contains Omega Fatty Acids 7, 3, 6 & 9. These anti-oxidants are super for rejuvenating and replenishing the skin’s natural balance as well as for softening skin to be its silkiest. I love the way it feels on my skin. And it won’t interfere with any other fragrance you might use.

These are very reasonably priced items that you can purchase separately or together as a set. Amazon has the best prizes that I’ve found, especially on the body lotion.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  SeabuckWonders has kindly offered a set of the Body Lotion and Hair, Skin & Nails supplement to two US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. I’m excited about this and wish I could win myself. As usual you must be a Beauty Info Zone email subscriber and comment on the giveaway for your entries to be counted. This giveaway is open through 7/29/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. —  Marcia

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Prizes will be sent by SeabuckWonders or their representative.

Sundays are for scooping up giveaways on Beauty Info Zone

Even though there seem to be less beauty giveaways these days I think I did an admirable job of finding a lot of things you’d want to win. There are more Beauty Info Zone giveaways in the works for you in the upcoming weeks so stick with us!! —  Marcia


7/18  ZEST FRUITBOOST SHOWER GELS  –  2 winners, 3 each, US



Winner’s Circle … one giveaway ended this week for facial masks and the winners are Allison K, Gloria P, Jeanne C, and Sheila C. (One possible winner was eliminated for not following the rules)


7/16  Style Sprinter  –  Kylie Cosmetics KOKO collection face palette and lipstick set, WW

7/16  Dave Lackie  –  Bobbi Brown Cool Eye Palette, WW

7/17  Vivo Laboratories  –  8 winners, Vivo Laboratories Vitamin C Repairing Serum, US

7/17  This n That with Olivia  –  Mary Kay surprise package, US

7/17  Blue Lizard  –  $50 Walmart g.c. and Blue Lizard Prize pack (beach towel, cooler, hat, sunglasses, Blue Lizard sunscreen), US

Lancome  –  70 winners, new Monsieur Big Mascara, US

Beauty Undercover  –  20 winners, FHI Brands‘ Stylus Thermal Styling Care, US

Beauty Undercover  –  2 new fragrances of Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, US

7/19  Hints and Tips  –  Lipsense with two winners, 1st place wins set of Lipsense  Starter Kit in color choice, 2nd place wins ShadowSense e/s duo, US

7/19  Barar Adriana Delia  –  DTANGLER brush set, WW

7/19  Nuts 4 Stuff  –  Catherine Jinn’s Pro Bio Placenta Essence, US/Canada

7/20  Barar Adriana Delia  –  Dtangler Brush Set

7/20  Dave Lackie  –  Daisy Marc Jacobs fragrance, WW

7/20  Here We Go Again  –  2 winners, Honeycat Cosmetics gift set, US

7/21  Conair  –  $100 gc and choice of one Conair beauty appliances (need a selfie)

7/21  Mimi and ChiChi  –  Amika Travel Set of hair products, US

7/21  Budget Earth  –  Neocell Summer Beauty Collection, US

7/21  She Finds  –  50 winners, Xtend Your Youth skincare set, US

7/21  Dave Lackie  –  choice of Valentina fragrance, WW

7/22  Fashionista Budget  –  Clinique Chubby Treats Set, WW

7/22  Growing Old Gracefully  –  Bath & Body Works Fiji Pineapple Gift Set, US

7/23  Beauty by Miss L  –  DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Amethyst Clay Detox Mask, US

7/23  This n That with Olivia  –  Younique 6 mystery mineral pigment shadows and 1 liner/shader brush, US

7/23  Ice Fairy Treasure Chest  –  Tresor Rare Facial Peel and Theragrow Hair Helmet, US

7/23  The Monarch Mommy  – Les Produits de MaYa Survival Prize Pack, US/Canada

7/23  Beauty Care Choices  –  Pureology Hydrate Liter Duo, US

7/23  Kleonikaki Tz  –  Zoella Beauty Double Cream body cream


7/17  Mom Does Reviews  –  Chanel Sunglasses, US

7/17  USA Love List  –  American made Luxe Bedding Sheets and Duvet Cover Set, US

7/17  Pretty Thrifty  –  Kate Spade Lacey Wallet, US

7/17  Deals Among Us  –  Essential Oil Diffuser and 14 Aromatherapy Oils, US

7/17  Crunchy Beach Mama  –  Starbucks gift pack w/$5 g.c., water bottle, chocolate, pad and paper, US

7/18  Colleen Connally  –  Amazon Echo Dot, US

7/18  Daisy Cottage Cheese  –  14 piece cutlery set from The Pioneer Woman, US

7/18  3 Partners in Shopping  –  Kindle Fire, US

7/19  Cassandra M’s Place  –  3 winners, Severe Weather LaCrosse Radio, US

7/20  Deals Among Us  –  2 winners 1 gets $25 Amazon gc and a package of Skigits, 1 gets package of Skigits, US

7/20  Miki’s Hope  –  3 sets of Travelwise packing cubes, US

7/20  Born 2 Impress  –  3 winners, one of three Kinzd bags or wallets, WW

7/21  Find Subscription Boxes  –  3 winners, Geek Box, US

7/22  Mom Does Reviews  –  Motorola Verve Ones Bluetooth Earbuds, US

7/22  Fabulous and Brunette  –  Kindle Fire

7/22  Pawsitive Living  –  Cariloha Pillows, US/Canada

7/23  Alert Bot  –  $50 Amazon, Kindle Fire, and Despicable Me prizes, US

7/23  Budget Earth  –  Samsung Galaxy, US

7/23  Bombay and Cedar  –  one year subscription to their lifestyle box


7/16  Mama T and Family  –  $25 Visa, US

7/17  giveaways  || Madisyn, $25 Amazon  ||  Metro Detroit Mommy, $50 Olga’s g.c., US  ||  Mama’s Mission, $25 paypal, WW  ||  SoCal Field Trips, $25 Kroger’s (family of stores), 2 winners, US  ||  Hints and Tips, $30 Netflix, US  ||  Diva Sweeps, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  This Roller Coaster, $25 Panera, US  ||  Giveaway Guy, $50 Amazon, US  ||  Sonya’s Happenings, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Susie’s Reviews, $30 Amazon, US  ||  Mom Blogger Club, $50 Visa plus Entenmann’s coupons, US  ||

7/17  A Spoonful of Style  –  2 winners, $400 each, Nordstrom g.c.

7/17  About a Mom  –  $100 Visa plus Serafina books, US

7/18  giveaways  ||  Sunshine State Mom, $20 Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, US  ||  Confessions of a Frugal Mind, $20 paypal, WW  ||  Sandy ala Mode, 2 winners, $50 Nordstrom, US  ||  Practical Frugality, $20 Target, WW  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Growing Old Gracefully, $20 Amazon  ||  Mama Challenge, $100 Target, US  ||  Modern Mom, $100 Visa, US  ||  The Naptime Reviewer, $25 Visa and FizzElixir 8 pack, US  ||

7/19  Silver Dagger  –  $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble, US

7/19  Crayons and Cravings  –  $250 Amazon, WW

7/19  Mash Elle  –  $300 Nordstrom, US

7/20  Pink Sole  –  $250 Nordstrom gc

7/20  Silver Dagger  –  $25 Amazon

7/20  Mommy Runs It  –  $25 Amazon, US

7/20  Southern Curls and Pearls  –  Nordstrom g.c.  2 winners @$500, 2 winners @$250

7/21  Mama Challenge  –  $100 Target, US

7/21  Living Life and Learning  –  $110 Amazon, US

7/21  Giveaway Guy  –  2 different giveaways  $40 Amazon  and another $40 Amazon plus some books

7/21  ExtraTV  –  5 winners, $175 to GlassesUSA, US

7/21  Saturday Santa  –  $100 Amazon, US

7/22  Rockin Mama  –  2 winners, $25 Kroger, US

7/22  Dandelion Mom  –  $25 Amazon plus Unicorn and Minion prize pack, US

7/22  Wild Redhead Homestead  –  $25 amazon, US

7/22  Andrea Pearson  –  $100 Amazon, US

7/23  Spaceships and LaserBeams  –  $200 Amazon plus Trend Micro’s Maximum Security Subscription, US

7/23  Practical Frugality  –  $25 Amazon

7/23  Utterly Amazing  –  $25 Paypal, US

7/23  Mom the Magnificent  –  $20 Amazon, US

7/23  Happily Hughes  –  2 winners, $100 Nordstrom

Mud Masks of the Month from Shiny Leaf and 7th Heaven with a giveaway


Mud masks are one of the first ever masks used. Back in the days of Cleopatra mud masks were considered a cure all for whatever ailed you.

I have two different types of mud masks that I’ve been using and enjoying and I’m excited to be able to give one of our Beauty Info Zone readers a chance to try them both.

Let me start with the unusual – at least to me – Shiny Leaf Dead Sea Mud Mask. Why is it unusual? It’s really a body mask and I haven’t used one of those before. Of course it can be used on your face too but it’s even better for your body. Here’s the routine

  1. Get a generous amount of the Shiny Leaf Dead Sea Mud mask and apply on the body.
  2. Apply on neck, arms, legs, and back until skin is evenly covered with the mud mask.
  3. Let product sit on the skin until it dries.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water carefully and pat skin dry after rinsing.

If you are using this on your body then you want to be near your bath so that you can wash it away. Face or body also have a washcloth ready to help with rinsing. But why do you want to use this mask?

How about the fact that it exfoliates, deep cleanses, and detoxifies? If that’s not enough it helps with problem skin like pimples, acne, and blackheads. That stubborn backne that you hate? Have you tried a Dead Sea Mud Mask on it? Ask a loved one to help you out and try for yourself. Shiny Leaf Dead Sea Mud Mask is 100% natural and it’s loaded with minerals. You are stimulating circulation with this mask on your face and/or body.

Shiny Leaf Dead Sea Mud Mask

I’ve only used this on my face and the results have been great. My face feels smooth as can be afterwards and makeup applies more evenly. I find it to be hydrating instead of drying.

Shiny Leaf Dead Sea Mud Mask

Here are some bonuses … it’s made in the US with mud from the Dead Sea in Israel. This is 100% natural and free of all additives (contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, iodine, zinc, potassium and bromide, which are all good for the skin). Plus it works in just 10 to 15 minutes. And the price is only $12.71 for an 8.8 fl. oz. jar that’s made of plastic so no worries if your hands get slippery. So far I’ve gotten 4 uses from the jar and have over half left. This goes on so smoothly and while it dries down well it’s not stiff.

COUPON CODE FOR 30% OFF!!  Add SHINY30S at checkout and you’ll get this for only $8.90. OMG!!!!! What a steal.

7TH HEAVEN CHARCOAL MASQUE is the second mud mask that you want to know about. I’ve reviewed a lot of different masks from 7th Heaven (also known as Montagne Jeunesse) and have always liked them. At $1.99 each these are great for several reasons besides their efficacy. 7th Heaven masks are great for travel since they are small enough that they take up virtually no room in your packing. When done, you can just toss it and not worry. If you’ve never tried a mask, mud or otherwise, it’s a great way to get into them and see if they are for you.

7th Heaven Charcoal Masque

This Charcoal Masque is especially great for combination and oily skin. While my skin is combo to dry I found this works perfectly on me to refresh my skin. I can’t tell you how much I hate seeing my pores but using this masque cleans them out making me happy again.

7th Heaven Charcoal Masque

7th Heaven Charcoal Masque – you can see the texture

The texture of 7th Heaven Charcoal Masque is different than Shiny Leaf. This is a heavier feeling mask that contains Charcoal Powder (helps absorb oil and impurities), Ground Black Lava, and Crushed Walnut Shell. You can feel the walnut shell, even though it’s ground finely, when you first apply the mask. But you won’t feel it once it’s on and it is gentle on your skin.

7th Heaven Charcoal Masque

This takes 20 – 25 minutes to completely dry and dry it does. You’ll feel your face getting stiff but it doesn’t crack and, other than looking ugly as sin, you can go about your business. My skin really glows after using this. I have been getting 2 uses out of each package though it’s meant for one use. I just don’t find that it makes a difference if I only use half a package. Have you ever been in Ulta with a coupon and you are just short of being able to use it? Go find this mask or another 7th Heaven mask and “spend” your money this way. You won’t be sorry!  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY:  So that one US Beauty Info Zone reader can have the experience of both types of mud masks the prize (provided by the companies) will be a jar of Shiny Leaf Dead Sea Mud Mask and a package of 7th Heaven Charcoal Masque. A little bit of perfection for your skin. This giveaway is open through 7/29 at 11:59 pm EDT. Remember you must be an email subscriber and comment or your entries are invalid.

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Masks were sent for consideration as were the prizes. Don’t forget the coupon code for Shiny Leaf of SHINY30S.