A great giveaway with Mont Bleu!

Mont Bleu logoWith the holidays approaching, gift giving is on everyone’s mind. Beauty Info Zone turns to Mont Bleu as a great online resource for beautiful gifts, including glass nail files decorated with beautiful crystals, Swarovski decorated hair brushes, beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and hair pins, and so much more. Every piece comes with a certificate of authenticity. We have been impressed with the fantastic quality of Mont Bleu items for years now, as well as their incredibly fast shipping.

Today we have two amazing gift options to show you, and you can win one of them to gift to someone…although we recommend keeping it for yourself!

Lisa recommends:

The Crystal Art Angel Picture!

I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful this crystal artwork is. While the crystal artwork takes some time to arrive – it’s made especially for you once you order it – the wait is absolutely worth it. I picked theAngel’, but there are lots of other choices available. You can choose from fairies, mermaids, angels, ballerinas – there are 33 different silhouette designs so there is something for everyone.

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

Mont Bleu Crystal Art Angel Picture

The genuine Swarovski Elements crystals are gorgeous. They shimmer and shine, and are especially dramatic against the jet black background. They arrive in a black presentation box and can be displayed in it or hung on a wall. A specially trained artist makes your artwork when you order, so every piece is unique and individual. The end result is sleek and stunning. This is an amazing gift for the holidays or a wonderful piece for your home. I have a meditation room and my gorgeous angel is right at home, bringing me some bling and some bliss.

  • Size of the picture in frame: 31x22x2 cm or 12.2×8.66×0.79 inches
  • Size of the box: 36x27x4 cm or 14.17×10.63×1.58 inches

The crystal art pictures are spendy – they run anywhere from about $280 to $850 – but they truly are showstoppers that make a huge impact. Fantastic!!

Marcia recommends:

The Waterfall Mix Compact Mirror with Swarovski Crystals!

I’m in love with the Compact Mirrors from Mont Bleu. It’s a thrill to open your cosmetic bag or evening bag and bring out one of these gorgeous compacts. You’ll certainly gather some interest from people around you. Compact mirrors decorated with Swarovski crystals are assembled in a unique design by hand and are perfect as a gift for her; they are presented in royal black leatherette gift box.

There are many different designs with the compact mirrors but all have the same wonderful craftsmanship. The compacts come with mirrors on both sides, a standard mirror and a magnifying side. They are 70mm in diameter so they are just the right size to check on your lips and eyes plus fit nicely in your bag. I often have trouble opening palettes but the compacts by Mont Bleu that are made with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS have an easy to open button.

Here’s the compact I had sent to me and what you can win in this giveaway provided by Mont Bleu.


Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystal Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystal Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystal Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystal Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystal Compact Mirror

Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystal Compact Mirror

I’m so happy with this colorful yet lightweight compact that I find excuses to touch up my makeup when I’m out. Mirrors like these are very affordable and make wonderful gifts for all occasions. You can see the beautiful designs on Mont Bleu’s website. This particular mirror would be 12 euros/$12.92 US. Prices range from $12.92 US to $38.69 US for most of these mirrors while the fabulous glass nail files range from $5.40 to $10.77. There’s something for everyone on your list!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Mont Bleu will send the Waterfall Crystal Compact to the winner of our giveaway. Two requirements before you can move forward on this giveaway. You must be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber and tell us in the Rafflecopter how you receive our blog. You must make a comment on our blog to continue further in the Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open through 11/30/15. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to our email. This is open to US, Canada, and Europe unless restrictions from those countries prevent Mont Bleu from delivering. Good luck to you all.

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*products sent for consideration, giveaway will be the responsibility of Mont Bleu and not Beauty Info Zone

Mont Bleu’s birthday gift for Marcia the Capricorn

mont bleu marcia birthday set 2

When you get to be older birthdays just aren’t that exciting. I remember the anticipation of them when I was young or when I was about to turn drinking age. I remember the dread of them turning 30 or 40 not realizing at that point in my life that it was just another day. Now I find that my birthday is just another day. I look forward to spending extra time with my family and I adored the many wishes I received especially on Facebook this year. But gifts were basically non-existent. Except for one amazing package from Mont Bleu. I was in shock that a company that I’d worked with on the blog, one that has products I totally adore, would be kind enough to send a surprise package.  I’m not showing off or bragging, but I wanted you to see these beauties and publically thank Mont Bleu for remembering this old broad.

mont bleu marcia birthday set

Let’s start with the fact that my January birthday makes me a Capricorn. This glass file is part of the Zodiac line so you can find one of these wonderful files for anyone’s birthday. I’ve raved before about Mont Bleu’s glass files and I continue to do so with this one. I love everything about this.

mont bleu marcia capricorn nail file

They also sent this beautiful glass file from their Crystal line. This particular beauty has blue and clear Swarovski Elements crystals. Picking one out could take you all day since they have 7 pages of designs, each one absolutely beautiful. You can’t go wrong with any of their glass files.

mont bleu marcia file

If I’d just opened those two in the box I’d have been jumping up and down but there was more including these beautiful Crystal Earrings. Lisa has a similar pair and they absolutely sparkle. They change color depending on the light. They are subtle yet unusual enough that they are noticeable. mont bleu marcia earrings

The next item in this surprise package is a Pen with Swarovski Crystals. I adore a beautiful pen and you can’t get prettier than this.

mont bleu marcia pen


mont bleu marcia pen top

Last but far from least is this fabulous Slant Tip Tweezers. I’m addicted to tweezers. Without realizing it I took 4 with me on my trip in January. I had them hidden everywhere because “what if” I ended up without one there? But I never had one before with Swarovski crystals on it so this is very special to me.

mont bleu marcia tweezer close up

I want to thank Mont Bleu for this amazing present (even my husband was a little embarrassed that they beat him to the punch). But more important is that I want my readers to see that this is a company they should look towards for gifts. There’s something for every woman in your life. Even my 93 year old mom was impressed and wants a glass file now. Beauty and quality all at low prices. It was worth having a birthday this year! — Marcia

Makeup Wars introduces our personal Holiday Wishlist items

“I want nothing for Christmas” said me NEVER! Of course I want a gift. I may not get anything beauty but I can dream can’t I?? The Makeup Wars bloggers have decided to put together our wishlists of what we’d like to see under our menorah or Christmas tree this year. My wishlist is 100% beauty related which comes as no surprise at all. The good news is that these are all pretty easy to get, the bad news is that I bought some of it while waiting to publish.

Let’s start with what I bought! After our Favorite Metallic Makeup Wars I was terribly tempted by the Laura Mercier Art Deco shadows that so many of the bloggers put on their list. They were sold out at Sephora which made it even more important for me to buy them. So Nordstrom.com and my reward certificates came in handy and now I own some of these. While they aren’t on my wishlist since they are on a UPS truck coming to me, they should be on yours!

Laura Mercier Art Deco eyeshadows

What I also bought was one (I promise only one) of the new Burberry Complete Eyeshadow Palettes. I just kept looking at this picture and had to wipe the drool off my face several times. I bought Smokey Grey No. 1 because I have been buying brown shadows galore in 2012. On my wishlist though are more of these. Luckily these are permanent ($59 each). Take a gander:

Burberry Complete Eye Palettes

  • Smokey Grey No. 01 Grays
  • Mocha No. 02 Warm neutrals
  • Pale Nude No. 03 Cool neutrals
  • Dark Spice No. 05 Smoky neutrals
  • Plum Pink No. 06 Plums
  • Pink Taupe No. 07 Pink neutrals

Next on my wishlist is more Too Faced, in particular the Too Faced Bon Bons Set. There’s something so girly and appealing about this $42 box set. Their description makes it even more appealing to me: “As enticing as a box of scrumptious sweets, Shadow Bon Bons features a delicious range of shadows from soft vanillas to rich coffee, an ultra-black LashGASM mascara, a built-in mirror, and a shimmering gold Candlelight shadow primer, making it easy to create bountiful looks. Go from sweet and sassy to subtle to dramatic with this one versatile set.”

Too Faced Bon Bons

Prime Beauty introduced me to the Eye Candy Full Face Collection from Lorac on her blog and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Doesn’t this sound like fun for $59??

– 4 x 0.68 oz Eye Shadow Palette in Ooh La La Vanilla (Nude Eye Shadow Palette), Caramel Love Affair (Golden Eye Shadow Palette), Tantilizing Cocoa (Bronze Eye Shadow Palette), Blackberry Truffle Seduction (Smoky Eye Shadow Palette)
– 0.17 oz Cream Eye Liner Palette in Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate
– 0.17 oz Cheek & Lip Tint Palette in Indulge in Berry Kisses

Lorac Eye Candy

Let’s move away from the eyes (which is difficult for me). When Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog reviewed the Armani Nude Lip Set ($49) I suddenly had a desire for it.   The set includes Rouge d’Armani #103 and Gloss d’Armani #103. I love my light shades of lipstick and even though I probably have dozens of similar shades there’s just something I like about this.

Armani Nude Lip Set

I have the Chantecaille Rose Petals Highlighter ($74) on my wishlist because it’s just so pretty. I’d probably never use it, I’d just look at it.  Read this and weep: “A kaleidoscope of colorful powders blend together beautifully to impart a sheer, flattering glow on all skin tones. Unique light-perfecting powders provide a veil of subtle radiance, while flexible polymers ensure long-lasting, comfortable wear. Innovative technology allows the soft, iridescent pigments to be evenly sprinkled throughout the entire powder.”

Chantecaille Rose Petals Highlighter

On the practical side I’d love the Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel & GLOW10ai Mask Set ($265). After seeing it work in person I’d love to have that glowy skin.

Le Metier Ready, Set, Glow

And one more for the road – I am a Swarovski crystal nut. I love those crystals so when I saw this Tweezerman Swarovski Crystal Mirror ($150) I fell in lust. “Add some glam to your beauty routine while isolating even the finest hair for precise, easy tweezing. The optically correct 1X/10X magnifying mirror is clear from edge-to-edge with no distortion. This gorgeously decorated two-sided vanity mirror will be a beautiful addition to any household. *Made with Swarovski® Elements

Tweezerman Swarovski crystal mirror

Thanks for reading my very long wishlist. My address is available upon request (LOL). Let me know if any of these would be on your wishlist too. Curious minds want to know. Now I’m going to read the rest of the Makeup Wars Holiday Wishlists and probably add many more items to mine just like I did after the metallics. — Marcia

Click on the icons for all the Makeup Wars bloggers to discover their finds.

Mont Bleu Swarovski Crystal Nail Files – to die for!

Beauty Info Zone is obviously a beauty blog. We like to show you beautiful products that we can recommend to help you make decisions on how to spend your money wisely. Today I have something that I think is absolutely beautiful! It’s a crystal nail file by Mont Bleu and every time I take it out it brings a big smile to my face.

Mont Bleu crystal nail file

Mont Bleu crystal nail file

I love a little glitz in my life, I think most women reading this do too. Mont Bleu makes some of the most beautiful glitz I own. What I have to recommend is their glass nail file. Just look at the pattern of the Swarovski crystals on mine and you’ll know why I swoon.

Mont Bleu close up

If you’ve never used a glass nail file you are in for a double treat with these – beauty and function. Glass files are extremely hygienic, you’ll never have mold or fungus growing on one. They don’t get dull. They have a smoother surface than other types of files. They are easy to keep clean – just a little soapy water, rinse and dry. There is a slight chance of breaking one but if you are careful that shouldn’t happen. Mont Bleu crystal files aren’t guaranteed against breakage but the surface of them has a lifetime guarantee.

Once you realize how great a glass file is, don’t you want one that is absolutely stunning? Mont Bleu makes so many designs that you will want more than one.  I absolutely need this one with the heart on it, it is calling my name!

Mont Bleu heart series

But you might want one of the other 140 designs like this one in pink and purple.

Mont Bleu Comet - Amethyst

There’s surely one that will make your heart go pitter patter or one that will make a gift for someone you care about. These retail for between 8 and 10,00 € ($10.50 – $13 US).

Mont Bleu’s products are made from high quality tempered Czech glass decorated with Swarovski crystals. Ranked as the safest and most durable manicure tool, their glass nail files will satisfy any need of yours; whether for professional use or home nail work. Each file is handmade, they meticulously put the Swarovski crystals on each one by hand. My file is 5.5 inches long (135 mm) and came in a black velvet case to keep it safe.

Lisa has written about the beautiful Mont Bleu earrings she has and wears (I’ve seen her wear them a dozen times at least!) and showed some of the other products they make in her review.  We both agree that Mont Bleu is a quality brand that we want more of in our lives. We also agree that you’ll want them too. — Marcia

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Celebrating my birthday with my Mont Bleu earrings

It’s birthday time!  I am proud to say that I am 46 years old today.  And what’s better than a few baubles for your birthday??

I am not a big jewelry person, but boy did I fall in love with these Mont Bleu earrings:

Mont Bleu is an online European webshop (you can change the currency at the very top of the web page) that has the most beautiful Swarovski items, especially glass nail files, which Marcia will be reviewing soon.  They have tons of really pretty items like decorated compacts, tweezers, hairbrushes, and more.  Plus of course they have jewelry.  And for you shop owners, they offer wholesale prices, which you can see here.

They sent me two pairs of earrings, which I like to think of as wonderful birthday presents!  The earrings pictured above are Crystal Stud Earrings 10.2 ($11.20).  They are smaller, so they are great for either the top or the bottom in my double pierced ears.  I love how they are primarily a pinkish color, but they flash all different sorts of colors depending on the lighting.

And I also love my Crystal Stud 10.5 Earrings ($11.20).  These are slightly bigger than the other ones.  These beauties are a cool blue when you look at them from the front, but crystal clear from the side.  This means they continually change colors with a beautiful chameleon quality.

You see how they really look like their true colors above?  Well, that changes with the sun and the light and the outfit, I assure you.

Here you can see how the upper one looks more yellow, and the lower one looks almost clear.  They are really unique and I just love them.

Be sure to check out the Mont Bleu website for some gorgeous and affordable bling, and if you are a cosmetics aficionado (which you must be if you are reading this blog!!) you will really want to check out some of the other cool items like these:

So much gorgeousness!!!  I want it all, but I will settle for my beautiful earrings…for now.  Next birthday I am going for that fantastic Swarovsky compact!!  – Lisa

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