Wink Brow Bar giveaway time

As you know I’m always on the lookout for giveaways on Beauty Info Zone. Most of the ones I end up doing are items I’ve purchased so when one comes along from a beauty company, I’m going to jump on it for our readers. This trio of WINK Brow Bar products sounds amazing and I wish I could win it. Instead though one Beauty Info Zone US subscriber will be the lucky one. Here’s what WINK shared about this giveaway.  —  Marcia

 

Eyebrows are one of a person’s most prominent facial features because of the many functions they perform. They help accentuate the eyes, shape the face, and play a powerful role in communication. According to science, eyebrows are the most important facial feature one has. When eyebrows are sparse, this immediately ages the face.  Similarly, long, lush, dark eyelashes have been associated with femininity for centuries. The beauty industry and consumers have been in a flurry over brows and lashes for the past several years. The phrase, “eyebrows on fleek” has become common vernacular.  With a veritable smorgasbord of lash and brow products out there, how does one choose? Enter Wink Brow Bar and the only three products you need to keep brows, lashes, and the eye area lush and youthful.Umbreen Sheikh, founder and CEO of Wink Brow Bar with locations in NYC and London has formulated these products to replicate the results she provides in her salons. She refers to these products as #embrowerment.

Wink Brow Perfecting Quad  Retail Price: $42.00

Product Description

Wink’s new Brow Quad is a multitasking compact developed for touch-ups on the go. The formulas, including smudge-proof filler powder, highlighter and grooming pomade for light, flexible hold, allow you to maintain the look of tidy, beautifully defined brows between studio visits.

Also included is a dual-sided brush — angled on one end to deposit and blend pigment with ease — and soft-bristled on the other to tame and shape for precise detailing.

How to Use

Apply brow pomade with brush or fingertips onto brows and smooth into shape. Use a small amount of powder and gently layer brows with feather-like strokes to create the perfect brow. Finish by gently brushing brows upwards with the spoolie brush.

Tip: Do not use too much powder on the front of the brow and try to stay close to the brow shape. Dot sparse area gently with an angle brush. Finish with highlighter under the brow bone for an extra pop.

 

Nourishing Lash Fortifier + Keratin  Retail Price: $68.00

Product Description

Promote strong, healthy and glossier lashes with our special after-care conditioner, infused with nourishing keratin.

This thickening, strengthening formula helps blend new-growth hairs with previously treated lashes — creating a seamless, beautifully enhanced eye look. With each coat, it stimulates follicle growth and fortifies root structure.

How to Use

Position wand horizontally above the lashes and wiggle gently side by side at the root where the hair meets the eyelid. Then, brush gently from root to tip. Do the same from below the lashes as well.

Flash Eye Lift Serum  $130.00

Product Description

Flash Eye Lift has been a staple in the Wink beauty room for years.

Developed in small batches in Germany, this potent complex provides an immediate tightening, lifting and cooling sensation when applied. By boosting skin’s moisture balance, it also works with long-lasting action to smooth the appearance of wrinkles over time.

How to Use

Following a thorough cleansing, morning or night, gently dab serum onto the skin surrounding the eyes, including the lids, brow bone and under-eye area. For optimal results and maximum absorption, use the fingertips to massage the product in a circular upward motion lightly.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION  This terrific trio of eye products will be won by one US Beauty Info Beauty Zone subscriber. The giveaway is worth $240. This prize will be sent by the company once the Rafflecopter has chosen the winner. MUSTS: you must be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and you must comment. All other entries are for your benefit to give you more chances. Tweeting daily is a big help. The last day to enter this is June 3, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT. Good luck on this terrific giveaway.

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The perfect grad gift? MrMiSocki Subscription Box for the creatively inclined!

There are so many subscription boxes available now it’s a little overwhelming, but one that has my attention and my undying admiration is the MrMiSocki subscription box.  It is funky, fun, and the most unusual subscription box I have found.  My 15-year-old daughter is dying for this box – so is my 24-year-old son, and it will make a fantastic grad gift for my nieces and nephews going off to college, too.  What in the world is MrMiSocki?  Why, he’s that sock who lost his mate in the dryer, of course!  MrMiSocki (Mr-Mi-Socki) is a sock line for the creatively inclined.

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MrMiSocki is a cartoon character created by cartoonist A.T. Pratt.  MrMiSocki woke up one day to find that his mate was gone, lost in the dryer, and is now on a quest to find him…but becomes entangled with the sock mafia because, well, of course. The only way he can find his mate is to go on an adventure through the world of solo socks, which is great for comic books and great for your feet, because with every new comic that is released you are sent the comic AND a new pair of mismatched socks for your feet!

MrMiSocki

MrMiSocki

MrMiSocki

These socks are adorable and high quality. You can order current pairs of socks, or else order a subscription box that comes with the newest editions every three months. The cost is $15 every 3 months and for every subscription that MrMiSocki delivers, they donate a pair of crew socks to the homeless – just THE BEST. The socks are “a perfect mix of 75% combed cotton, 22% nylon and 3% spandex, are unisex and one size fits all. Generally, they will fit feet anywhere between a size 6 and a size 13 for men and 7 to 14.5 for women.” The socks are also seam free, which is a major preference of mine.

MrMiSocki

MrMiSocki

Put your best foot forward and get a pair of these socks for yourself or for that fabulous hipster in your life. Right now you can get an extra 50% off when you add the membership pack and use code ‘membership50’. Another bonus:  free US Shipping!  I really think this is a perfect graduation gift.  You can find MrMiSocki at www.mrmisocki.com . – Lisa

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The Beauty Spotlight Team mid May report

Prime Beauty has discovered a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out your lips. Karmela Cosmetics also donates 10 percent of its net profits to charities supporting women!

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog is absolutely obsessed with Rahua Legendary Amazon Oil for Healthy, Lustrous Hair because it conditions, nourishes, boosts shine and prevents frizz and fly-aways. In short, it is a magnificent hair oil with a delectable aroma, and it is truly covet-worthy!

With all the social events in May and June, it’s time to tune up your smile! Never Say Die Beauty has been using Luster Premium White Pro Light Dental Whitening Kit to lighten her teeth by at least 6 shades. Check it out!

Are you interested in all the professional skin treatments that dermatologists and skin spas offer? Beauty Info Zone’s Lisa always wanted dermabrasion but the cost wasn’t in her budget. Happily she shares how Trophy Skin has given her the opportunity to do an at-home affordable version.

Pammy Blogs Beauty preps her skin for Summer with the cutest masks from I Dew Care!

Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table is really loving K-Beauty sensation Peach & Lily Glass Skin Refining Serum and she wants to tell you why.

Babi aka ColorSutraa is taking advantage of a rare but perfect Spring day by sharing her thoughts on Zoya’s Innocence collection for Spring 2019. Check it out on the blog.

Get ready for summer with this Arm & Hammer Heels & Feet giveaway

We’ve been waiting so long for spring in Michigan that it was starting to feel like we’d be skipping the season and jumping straight into summer. But this past week surprised us with some warm temperatures and we actually saw the sun (in between the rainy days). That means sandal season is here. Sandal season means your feet need to be groomed since even the most beautiful sandals will look horrid without neat feet.

Arm & Hammer Heels and Feet Moisturizer

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With ARM & HAMMER HEELS & FEET MOISTURIZER your feet will be sandal ready even without a fancy pedicure.

The moisturizer has a gentle exfoliator process that you are going to love. It contains Coconut Oil & AHA Exfoliators with the best applicator around. This is a gem to have and you’ll want to use it from now until the snow arrives.

Arm & Hammer Heels and Feet Moisturizer

Starting with application you’ll find that this doesn’t involve your hands. It’s a no touch sanitary massage brush that makes for a quick and easy application. It’s not messy which is rare to say when it comes to anything to do with preparing our feet for a better appearance.

Arm & Hammer Heels and Feet Moisturizer

To use twist the brush to the ON position. Squeeze the tube just enough to apply a dime size amount. Now twist it to the OFF position. The applicator is soft to the touch and both massages and exfoliates your feet and heels over time. The more often you use this, the softer your feet and heels will look.

Don’t rinse off the gel if you don’t mind the minty smell (sort of like toothpaste). Since it contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) it will continue working on your feet to help them become more exfoliated. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue when used.

Arm & Hammer Heels and Feet Moisturizer

The brush is super easy to clean since all you have to do is run it under warm water. You’ll be ready for your next session with it.

Since AHA increases skin’s sensitivity to the sun make sure that you use your sunscreen any time your feet are exposed to the sun. You should be doing this anyway but especially when you’ve used this product.

ARM & HAMMER Heels & Feet Moisturizer is a relatively new product. The cost is $8.79 but it’s not widely distributed yet. CVS is where it’s currently found and will end up on CVS.com. It’s worth a trip to a store to find this exfoliator/moisturizer to restore your feet to baby like condition.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Two US Beauty Info Zone subscribers will win their own tube of Arm & Hammer Heels & Feet Moisturizer. The prize will be sent by the company. As usual you need to be an email subscriber and comment with the Rafflecopter. The other entries are optional and helpful. This is open through May 29, 2019 at 11:59 pm EDT.

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As good as professional treatments? Trophy Skin MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System review

I remember when I first tried microdermabrasion – it was about 8 years ago. Treatments were expensive and time-consuming, but so effective. Things haven’t changed much – they are still expensive, time-consuming, and effective! An average session of microdermabrasion ranges from $75 to $200, with the overall average cost landing at $177. However, you need to have multiple sessions for real results, so the actual cost can soar into the thousands. Luckily, what has changed in the past 8 years of microdermabrasion technology is the option of effective in-home systems that are much more affordable in comparison.

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Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

One of the stars on the market now is Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System ($299). I have to admit, I was initially intimidated by this very complicated looking system. I thought, how will I ever figure this out without scraping the heck out of my skin? I can’t even figure out how to DVR my favorite shows! Then I plugged it in and all my fears were quickly assuaged…this is the easiest system ever to use. And it does so much!

  • Buffs Away Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
  • Reduces Signs of Sun Damage and Age Spots.
  • Improves Skin Tone and Texture.
  • Gently Exfoliates and Sloughs Away Dead Cells.
  • Restores Radiance to Skin.

Save Hundreds (Even Thousands) of Dollars Compared to Spa Treatments.

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System Pore Extraction Tip and Pore Infusion Tip

The Home Microdermabrasion System has everything you need to exfoliate skin plus more. It comes with a diamond tip for the microdermabrasion treatments, a pore extraction tip, a pack of 100 filters that should last for about a year, and a power adapter and user manual. The Pore Extraction Tip removes blackheads, whiteheads, and excess oil. It pulls debris out of pores, even from deep down. You use this on the opposite days from your microdermabrasion treatments. The Pore Infusion Tip opens pores so they are ready for treatments like serums and moisturizers.  The suction and the wide tip combination actually drives your treatments down into pores, so they have maximum absorption and you get the maximum effectiveness. Very cool.

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System Diamond Tip

Using the system is really simple – plug it in, put one of the tips on, then select a mode – you can go with auto, or get fancy and do custom or even sensitive if you have more delicate skin.

Then you use the wand and sweep it over whatever area of your face you’d like to treat. The wand creates a suction that exfoliates the skin. The LCD display screen on the unit shows you exactly what to do, so no matter what you never get lost.

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

Trophy Skin’s MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System

There are tons of before and after pics on the website and Trophy Skin’s research shows amazing results in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, and pore size. I’ve been using my machine pretty regularly for almost two months now – about three times a week. I am very impressed with the difference in my pores. They are much less congested and I definitely see a difference in their size. My skin is smoother and my hyperpigmentation is less noticeable. I also think my fine lines are diminished as well. I always have an issue with dry skin on my forehead – it gets rough, especially during cold weather when we have a lot of indoor heat, and I definitely noticed that went away thanks to the microdermabrasion treatments.

I think that professional treatments are more aggressive for sure – but with the Home Microdermabrasion System I can give myself more treatments that eventually add up to what the professional ones did for me. And the price for the at home system is far more attractive for sure…plus it’s nice to do the treatments when I want, without having to leave the comfort of my own home. The Trophy Skin Home Microdermabrasion System is easy to use, effective, and convenient. Thumbs up for great skin! You can find this system online at trophyskin.com .  – Lisa

Refill, reuse and rejoice! Zero waste bath and body with Plaine Products

Just today I read that plastic has been found at the deepest depths of the ocean.  It is way past time for everyone to be completely serious about recycling.  I think the wave of the NOW – not the future – is found at Plaine Products, a fabulous bath and body line that is dedicated to the elimination of single use plastics.  They carry wonderful products for hair and body made with non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients.  Refill, reuse, and rejoice!

So I have to admit, I have a recycling bin right in my kitchen, but I don’t in my bathroom.  I think most people are the same – the kitchen is a natural, but other areas of the house get neglected when it comes to being environmentally responsible.  Plaine Products is all about zero waste living, and they make it easy with fabulous products and an ingenious system for getting them.

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Plaine Products Body Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner

All Plaine Products are:

Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and palm oil
Blended with whole essential oils (instead of synthetic fragrance)
Vegan and have non GMO ingredients
Designed to biodegrade
Baby safe and hypoallergenic
Cruelty Free, Leaping Bunny certified
Free of single-use plastic
Includes 16 oz aluminum bottle of shampoo. At check out you’ll be asked how many pumps you need and whether you have empty bottles at home and need a return label.

You can purchase products as a one-type buy, or opt for a subscription and get 10% off the regular price.  I tested three of the products available – the Body Lotion and the Shampoo and Conditioner.

Plaine Products Body Lotion

Plaine Products Body Lotion

The Body Lotion (travel size $7, 16 oz. $30) comes in two scents, and I tested the Rosemary Mint Vanilla.  The fragrance is delightful – a lovely combination of fresh and herbal with sweet vanilla.  The body lotion is thick and rich, and very soothing to skin.  The lotion is aloe based, along with rose hips oil so it’s very hydrating.  It isn’t greasy or sticky, and it is just a great lotion.  Nice!

Plaine Products Shampoo and Conditioner

I tested the Shampoo and Conditioner (travel size $5, 16 oz $30) in the Citrus Lavender scent.  Mmm, what a great fragrance combo – fresh and clean and delightful!  My hair smells fabulous, and it looks terrific.  The shampoo lathers up beautifully, and the conditioner softens hair and gives is a great sheen.  Everyone in my family loves them both.  I have the travel sizes which are perfect for trips, and the price is right.  You can order this size once, then keep the bottles and just fill them up from your larger size bottle whenever you take a trip.

Plaine Products Shampoo and Conditioner

In terms of ordering, here’s the process – you order your products, which come in the refillable bottles with separate pumps.  Once you run low on product, you can either order a refill or else get a subscription – if you subscribe, you get 10% off the regular price.  When the new bottles arrive, you just rinse out your first bottle when it’s empty and put it in the refill box.  There’s already a return label enclosed, so shipping is on Plaine Products.  USPS picks it up – no need to take it anywhere special.  And it’s that easy!  Plaine Products will then clean and sterilize the bottles for reuse.  In one year, they have already diverted over 50,000 plastic bottles from landfills.  Now that really puts the exclamation mark behind refill, reuse and rejoice!

You can find Plaine Products online at www.plaineproducts.com and at amazon.com.  – Lisa

Plaine Products Body Lotion

Body Lotion Ingredients:

Vegan | Cruelty Free | Non GMO | Biodegradable | Sulfate Free | Palm Oil Free

We are proud of our natural body lotion ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Mono Stearate (Vegetable Derived Emulsifier), Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut Derived Emulsifier), Potassium Sorbate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane (Olive Derived), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Mint Arvenis Essential Oil. Essence of Rosemary, Mint and Vanilla.

Plaine Products Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo Ingredients:

Vegan | Cruelty Free | Non GMO | Biodegrable | Sulfate Free | Color Safe | Palm Oil Free

We are proud of our organic & natural shampoo ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Saponified Oils of Coconut and Safflower Seed, Guar Gum and Irish Moss (Red Algae Extract – Carrageen). Organic Camellia, Sunflower and Ricebran Oils. Extracts of Chamomile and Quillaja Saponaria. Papaya and Pineapple Pulp Extracts. Rosemary Oleoresin, Vitamin E Complex, Organic Green Tea, Geogard Ultra and Potassium Sorbate. Scent: Bergamot Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil

Conditioner Ingredients:

Vegan | Cruelty Free | Non GMO | Biodegradable | Sulfate Free | Color Safe | Palm Oil Free

We are proud of our organic & natural conditioner ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vegetable Emulsifiers and Glycerin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids from Sugarcane and Fruit Extracts of Bilberry and Olive. Shea and Mango Butters, Guar Gum, Irish Moss (Red Algae Extract – Carrageen), Organic Camellia, Sunflower and Jojoba Seed Oils. Papaya and Pineapple Pulp Extracts, Rosemary Oleoresin, Vitamin E Complex, Organic Green Tea, Geogard Ultra and Potassium Sorbate. Bergamot Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil

The latest and greatest from Fashion Flash

A new issue of Fashion Flash is ready for your enjoyment on Never Say Die Beauty. This week you’ll be regaled with posts about beauty, style, fashion and health. 11 wonderful articles you don’t want to miss.

And don’t forget to enter the Fashion Flash giveaway on Prime Beauty for a chance to win a novel, Nancy Davis necklace and a $50 Ulta gift card. What a wonderful prize!