Have a blast with Fashion Flash

This is such an exciting week for me to be able to host FASHION FLASH. I’m in love with all the posts in our e-magazine and have learned so much about fashion, holidays, entertaining, health, lifestyle, and of course beauty. You are going to want to read every single article right after you enter the latest Fashion Flash giveaway. —  Marcia
Beauty Info Zone has the latest Fashion Flash giveaway and you don’t want to miss it. How exciting would it be to win a $50 Amazon gift card, cosmetics and a wonderful holiday book by Hope Ramsay? You know you want to win but you’d need to enter to do so.
Kristen Coffield of The Culinary Cure shares her favorite tips for entertaining like a pro. Learn how to host memorable holiday events without spending a fortune or slaving over a hot stove.
Studies show that having a hobby you enjoy has health benefits. Jackie from Jackie Silver Style shares her latest passion and says it’s never too late to pursue a new interest.
Do you think of holiday outfit colors as true red and true green?  There are so many other colors to make you sparkle and shine for the holidays!  Age doesn’t matter; what matters is what you love and what looks good on you.  So Angie at Your True Self Blog invites you to take a look at how to gain a new perspective on holiday outfit colors!

What would a wine store look like that only carried wine made by women vintners? On this episode of Ladies Roadmap podcast, we celebrate women who make wine and learn tips that will make your holidays sparkle!

Winter in New England definitely calls for hats. But even if you live in a warm climate, Never Say Die Beauty thinks you’ll want to check out her new navy blue Brooklyn Hats Co. fedora from Tenth Street Hats!

Nothing says holiday fashion like pearls.  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  drills  to explain  different  types and styles.

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has been working on her fear of flying for the past few years. She’s been a traveling maniac and now craves travel to reset her soul.
Erika at Notes from My Dressing Table is sharing her Top Ten Beauty Storage Gift Ideas from Amazon guide to help you find and buy the perfect gift for that beauty enthusiast on your list and get everything delivered to your front door in time for the holidays!
Sheila from Painted Ladies shares the skincare products that really made a difference in 2019!
If you’re looking for a great gift, Prime Beauty suggests the CHI All That Shimmers Hairstyling Iron. It did wonders for her hair!

When Moving Free with Mirabai thinks of the holiday season as joyous as it is, she can’t help thinking about stress. Feeling the stress of the season? She is too!  Here are some pointers.

How we look can absolutely dictate how we feel . . . so why not put our best foot forward every day? Author and positive aging expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman knows the power of looking good and shares her best tips.

Enter more than 135 giveaways on this week’s Sunday Scoop Giveaway Page

I hope to keep you busy this week entering these giveaways. Even though I spend a lot of time gathering these for the Sunday Scoop, I really don’t enter very many myself. But every once in a while I have the time and want the product – and it worked!! I received notice that I won a set of PeachSkin sheets from Powered by Mom. I can’t wait to get my light gray King size sheets. I hope that you get the thrill of an email that you’ve won too. Have a great week.  — Marcia




12/21  WINTER IS COMING GIVEAWAY HOP  –  cosmetic package, US/CAN

Winner’s circle:  The Book Bonanza giveaway hop was won by Mary G. The IPSY glam bag was won by Kelly K. Congratulations to both. I expect to have a new giveaway next week too.


daily thru 12/13  Jetsetter  –  December 7–9: Sunday Riley Superstars skincare set  December 9–11: OGIO Fuse Duffel Pack  December 11–13: Diptyque Lucky Charms Winter Collection Candle in Protective Pine. US

John Soules Food  – 12/23 FIVE (5) daily John Soules Foods coupon winners announced between Dec 1 – Dec 25.

  • FIVE (5) first prize winners of a $250 Gift Card for the month of December announced on predetermined dates during the month (Dec 5, Dec 10, Dec 14, Dec 20, Dec 24).
  • One (1) $500 gift card announced on Christmas Day (Dec 25).

L’ange hair  –  thru 12/25 win one of 12 daily prizes of various hair products, US

thru 12/25  Sleepopolis  –  win one of 25 daily prizes of assorted mattresses. US

daily thru 12/25  Junior’s Cheesecake  –  cheesecake, US

daily thru 12/25  The Tylt  –  holiday gifts

daily thru 12/20  Moody Sisters  –  Moody Sisters Skincare is giving away 12 boxes of small business products (over $1800 in prizes). Each box is worth over $150. A new winner drawn daily!

daily thru 12/21  –  Collage Quilter  –  daily giveaways

daily thru 12/25  Modern Castle  –  Christmas giveaways


12/8  Dave Lackie  –  TWO Sephora Collection Igloo Palace Palettes to one lucky reader: one for you and one for a friend.  WW

12/8  Fashionicide  –  Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette, WW

12/9  Reviva Labs  –  Enter for a chance to win Reviva Labs’ Holiday Extravaganza Skin Care Giveaway! Two winners to be randomly selected. This giveaway includes 1 big gift, 3 medium gifts, and 3 small gifts for each winner. Keep the big one for yourself and give the 6 other holiday tins filled with Reviva Labs’ skin care to friends and family. (approx. retail value big $700, medium $252, small $248 – total over $1800 each). US/Can

12/9  Dave Lackie  –  Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Palette, WW

12/9  Free Social  –  Cleanlogic Exfoliating Essentials Bundle, US

12/9  Two Classy Chics  –  a lip tint from Babo Botanicals, US

12/9  T3  –  T3 Single Pass curling iron, US

12/9  Sensible Stylista  –  Lucky Chick Lippies. US/Can

12/10  Dave Lackie  –  trio of Stila Blue Realm Holiday Sets. WW

12/10  Miss Molly Moon  –  November Beauty Box with Andalou Naturals skincare, micellar water, hand cream, nail polish

12/11  Dave Lackie  –  trio of bareMinerals holiday sets, WW

12/11  Two Classy Chics  –  an 8.5 oz. bottle of Maile Body Creme from Island Essence. US

12/11  Giveaway Bandit  –  Luster’s 2 Minute White Kit, US

12/12  Giveaway Bandit  –  2-pack of 7th Heaven masks, US

12/12  Dave Lackie  –  tarte’s Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette, WW

12/12  The Crystal Press  –  Essie nail polishes, Not Your Mother’s products, Viktor & Rolf perfume, Dermalogica products, the Avon Anew line, Malin & Goetz products and Sunday Riley products. US

12/13  Beauty Geek  –  Two 4-pc Smashbox Giveaways, 1 for US, 1 for Can

12/14  That Jessica  –  Tati Beauty Eyeshadow Palette, WW

12/14  L’Ange haircare  –  daily giveaways end 12/14. US

12/15  Sonage  –  products from Sonage, Hum Nutrition, Fluide Cosmetics and more, US

12/15  Emily Reviews  –  Facial Cleansing System & Magnifying Mirror, US

12/15  Yonka  –  Anti-Aging Firming Vanity skincare collection, US/Can

12/15  Inspirations and Celebrations  –  10 winners each win one of the featured prizes, US/Can


12/9  Steamy Kitchen  –  Arlo Pro Home Security System, US/Can

12/9  Leite’s Culinaria  –  All Clad 6 qt pasta pot, US/Can

12/9  Crunchy Beach Mama  –  Gourmet Gift Basket. US

12/9  Erika Finds  –  RuMe Bags – Mini Tote + Baggie All, US

12/9  Amy Waeschle  –  Kindle Paperwhite with a built-in front light – value $89.99 – and a Kindle eBook starter library containing the first three novels in Amy Waeschle’s best-selling Cassidy Kincaid women’s sleuth series. WW w/exceptions

12/10  Everything Kitchens  –  Moccamaster Coffee Maker, US

12/10  Two Classy Chics  –  reusable straw in a storage tin from GoSili. US

12/10  Mommies With Cents  –  December Simply Earth Essential Oils Recipe Box, US

12/10  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachael Ray 10 piece bakeware set, US

12/10  Ka Gold Jewelry  –  Jewelry Designs by the Artist David Weitzman Contest, $3,000.00 value US

12/10  Beauty Cooks Kisses  –  Two will win either Vitabath Men’s Citrus & Cedar Muscle Soak & All-In-One Wash or Coastal Woods Set. US

12/10  Subscription Ramblings  –  Stocking Stuffer giveaway with 7 of their favorite items, US

12/10  Erica Finds  –  Lululemon On the Go Sweat Kit, US

12/11  Leite’s Culinaria  –  OXO Good Grips Covered Saucepan, US/Can

12/11  All Beautiful Mommies  –  Ugly Christmas Sweater Giveaway. US

12/11  South Shore Fine Linens  –  5 win, Vilano Springs Oversized Quilt Set, US

12/11  Mama’s Geeky  –  Clio Coffee Brewer & 60 Pods, US

12/11  Mommy Chronicles  –  3 winners will each receive a 4 pack to #ShowcaseCinemas, US

12/12  Clean Eating Mag  –  an Instant Pot® Duo Nova or Instant Pot® Duo Evo Plus, US

12/12  Restonic  –  Scott Living Shippable Queen Size Mattress, US/Can

12/12  Leite’s Culinaria  –  Rachael Ray Oval Saute Pan, US/Can

12/12  A Love So True  –  11 holiday romance books, Lush beauty products, a Starbucks gift set, and more. US

12/12  Flour On My Face  –  Win a 5-Quart KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield. Pick from over 20 colors to match your kitchen! US

12/13  David Bell  –  $50 Target Gift Card and Bestselling Thrillers Includes a hot cocoa and cookie gift set, US

12/13  Beast Coast  –   iPhone 11 Pro Max Giveaway US

12/13  A Rain of Thought  –  The Original PeachSkinSheets® Breathable Sheet Sets include one Fitted Sheet, one Flat Sheet, and two Pillowcases with European Envelope Closures (only 1 pillowcase with Twin Set), US

12/13  Cutlery Corner  –  Hen & Rooster 13 Piece Kitchen Cutlery Set, US

12/13  Evite  –  Queen Purple® Mattress of their choice | 2 Purple® Harmony Pillows | Purple™ PowerBase | Purple™ Sheets | Purple + Gravity Premium Sleep Mask | Purple™ Mattress Protector | And more! US

12/13  Moms to Grandma  –  Enter for a chance to win a KitchenAid stand mixer. If the winner is outside of the United States, you will alternately win a $200 Paypal credit.

12/13  Gleam  –  3 win, Ugly Christmas Sweaters celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic album Abbey Road.

12/13  Gleam  –  16″ MacBook Pro laptop, WW

12/14  Poppy Sweeps  –  Starbucks Coffee Gift Box

12/14  TX Mommy Savings  –  Ugly Christmas Sweater, US

12/14  Mom Does Reviews  –  Toilet Tree Bath Caddy, towel rack, and Makeup Mirror, US

12/15  Emily Reviews  –  6 Boxes of Delicious Treats, US

12/15  Steamy Kitchen  –  HP 14″ Laptop, US/Can

12/15  La Baleine  –  6-piece Le Creuset cookware set, salt and pepper mill set and more! US

12/15  ProClip  –  iPhone 11 and Otter Defender Case, US

12/15  Kudosz  –  Lindt & Spruengli Milk Chocolate Truffle Holiday Gift Basket, US

12/15  Gleam  –  Sony 43″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, Sony 2.0 Channel Soundbar, Chromecast Ultra (streams in 4K), 1 Year of Netflix Premium (Ultra HD, Watch on 4 screens) US

12/15  Simon Audio  –  a collection of bestselling audiobooks from Simon & Schuster plus a 128 GB iPad!, US

12/15  Home Jobs by Mom  –  KYOKU Steak Knives, US

12/15  Tripmasters  –  2 tickets to anywhere Delta flies, US/Can

12/15  Rasa Malaysia  –  Circulon Symmetry Hard Anodized nonstick 14″ Stir Fry pan, US

12/15  Frosted Petticoat  –  Dash Compact Air Fryer, WW

12/15  A Rain of Thought  –  Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Photo Frame, US

12/15  Lim by Lim  –  Simply Earth Essential Oils Starter Box, US/Can

12/15  Chefs Corner Store  –  Emile Henry Holiday Package: Tagine, Spoon Rest, and Oil Cruet, US

12/15  Rita Reviews  –  Nikon camera, US

12/15  Cookstr  –  Farberware Designs 15-PC White Marble Cookware Set. US/Can

12/15  Recipe Lion  –  Yedi 9-in-1 Total Package Pressure Cooker, US/Can

12/15  Copy Cat Recipes  –  BergHOFF Cast Ion Skillet, US

12/15  Slow Cooker Recipes  –  VitaClay MultiCooker pot, US

12/15  Obviously Marvelous  –  Ugly Christmas Sweater, US

12/15  View From the Pugh  –  smart TV bundle, US

12/15  Coach  –  Coach bag, US

12/15  The Recipe Patch  –  KitchenAid Stand mixer, US/Can


12/8  ||  My Style Spot, 10 win, $50 JC Penney, US  ||  Simplistically Living, $100 Happy Cards holiday gc, US  ||

12/9  ||  Pretty Opinionated, $50 Visa Gift Card & Bobby (Flay) at Home cookbook, US  ||  Me and My Inklings, Handmade Gnome and $50 Michaels Gift Card, US  ||  Pausitive Living, $100 Cariloha gc, US/Can  ||  The Beat, $200 Target, US/Can  ||  Utama Spice, $100 Amazon, WW  ||

12/10  ||  Steamy Kitchen, $100 Visa, US/Can  ||  Giveaway Promote, $50 Amazon, WW  || White Egret, 4 win, $100 Amazon, US  ||  Healthy Children, 10 win, $200 Visa, US  ||  Equispa, $100 Amazon  ||

12/11  ||  The Mommyhood Chronicles, $100 Visa, US  ||  Big O Tires, $100 Amazon, US  ||  RDs Obsessions, $1000 Visa or Amazon, US/Can  ||  Smart Southern Style, $500 Amazon, US/Can  ||  Rita Reviews, 4 win, $25 Starbucks, US  ||

12/12  ||  Literary Gold, $25 Amazon  ||  View from the Pugh, $500, US  ||

12/13  ||  My Style Spot, 8 win, $50 Sam’s Club gc, WW  ||  Nicole Zasowski, 2 $250 gc to Ticketmaster, US  ||  Living The Gourmet, $50 Visa, US  ||  It’s Just Kris, $25 Walmart, WW  ||  Literary Gold, $15 Amazon  ||  Literary Gold, $20 Amazon  ||  The Blue Hydrangeas, $800 paypal, US/Can  ||

12/14  ||  Success Always, $100 gc of choice, WW  ||  That’s Just Jeni, $15 Amazon, US/Can  ||  The Beat, $500 Macy’s, US/Can  ||

12/15  ||  Dave Ramsey, $500, US  ||  Conservamom, $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway + Fire 7 Tablet Giveaway, US  ||  Juggling Act Mama, $175 Amazon, US  ||  Literary Gold, $20 Amazon  ||  Literary Gold, $25 Amazon  ||  OyoBox, $200 Neiman Marcus, US  ||  Molly Maid, 5 winners, $500 gc to Molly Maid, US  ||  Kudosz, $500 Walmart, US  ||  Gay NYC Dad, $20 Best Buy, US  ||  Shopping and Info, $100 Nordstrom, US  ||   Silver Dagger, $100 Walmart  ||

Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop #HoHoHo

ends 12/21


Beauty Info Zone:  Beauty Bonanza, US/Can

The Homespun Chics:  Bath & Body Works Hot Cocoa & Cream Gel & Lotion Set, US

Natural Latina Hair  –  1 lip gloss from Pink Pearl, WW

Create Play Travel:  Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway, US

My Style Spot:  4 winners, Jose Eber Haircare, WW


Still Blonde:  This Aizome Bedding | World’s Softest Sheets (you choose size), US

Simply Sherryl:  Winter Emergency Road Kit by AAA, US

So Easy Being Green:  Essential Oils Shower Diffuser, US

Mom to Grandma:  Libman Maid Caddy filled Rv over $100, US

Says Me Says Mom:  Knack Bag luggage, US

Angie’s Angle:  fun Ugly Christmas Sweater, US

Life Within the Pages:  Win a Bookstack – Up to $25 from Book Depository, WW

Eclectic Evelyn:  Jackery Solar Generator, US

Versatileer:  an iLLASPARKZ Women’s Daffodil Diamond Pyramid Ring, US

Dish Dish:  Bamboo Cutting Board Giveaway, US

Simplify Maine:  Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, US

My Crafty Zoo:  Empire Lugz boots, US/Can


The Mommy Island:  BlankieGram – “I Love You” Blanket, HueTrition – HuePets Bundle, Green Kid Crafts – 3 Month Subscription US

The Kids Did It: BlankieGram – “I Love You” Blanket, HueTrition – HuePets Bundle, Green Kid Crafts – 3 Month Subscription US

Home School on the Range:  children’s books (complete set of Horses Through History books), WW

Savings in Seconds:  Merry Christmas Llama Llama DVD, US

Nanny to Mommy:  6 books from Pavilion Children’s, US/Can

Christy’s Cozy Corners:  The Adventures of Moose & Mr Brown, US/Can

Rockin Book Reviews:  4 older children’s books, US/Can

Sugar and Spice:  Zeus the Mighty Children’s Book Prize Package, US

Finding Sanity:  Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Blu-Ray, DVD, & Digital Copy) & Dora Adventure Kit, US

It’s Just Kris:  gaming headset, US

How Was Your Day:  National Geographic Kids Books, US

Zephyr Hill:  2 hardback books:  Moon’s First Friends and Very Lulu, US


lots of $10 giveaways but not included here

Amazon:  It’s Free at Last, $15, US  ||  Silver Dagger, 2 win, $50, WW  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $15, US/Can ||  Raising Three Savvy Ladies, $25 Amazon or paypal, US  ||  Candid Cover, $20, WW  ||  Nicole Ollie’s Meanderings,  First Prize: Choice of a Fred SPILT MILK Splash Cereal Bowl and a Boston Creative Company Cereal Killer Spoon OR a $20 Amazon eGift Card, Second prize, $10 Amazon, US  ||  Live Well and Be Fabulous, $25, WW  ||  Mom The Magnificent, $25, US  ||  Roadside Travels, $25, US/Can ||  Freebies Steals and Deals, $25 or paypal, WW  ||  Candid Mama, $25,

Others:  Comeback Mama, $25 Visa, US  ||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Tammie’s Reviews, $25 Walmart, US  ||  When Is Dinner, $15 Target, US/Can ||  Java John Z, $25 Pawstruck gc, US  ||  Jennifer Lane Books, $15 gc (?), US  ||  Style on Main, $25 Target, WW  ||

Let your love language lead the way with Super Stocking Stuffers!

Available from PrintsOfLife on Etsy.com

There are five love languages, or ways we express our affection for others: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Usually the love language we express most often is the one we also most appreciate receiving. Words of affirmation would be saying I love you, or you look amazing today. Acts of service? Doing the dishes without having to be asked. Watching a sunset together is quality time. Physical touch is even just brushing someone’s hair.  And then there’s receiving gifts. This can be something huge like a new car – or it can be something small like a cute little comic tucked into your loved one’s wallet to find later. I think that receiving gifts is the best when they are small but oh so thoughtful…something that you just KNOW is perfect for your giftee.  I put a lot of thought into the gifts I give and I think I love stocking gifts most of all because you are challenged by the size factor as well as the appropriateness factor. Here are some great ideas for stocking stuffers that will show your love.

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EverSmile WhiteFresh

One gift that is extremely thoughtful because, let’s face it, everyone wants white, beautiful teeth is EverSmile’s WhitenFresh ($14.99). WhitenFresh is a small mouth spray that freshens breath, whitens teeth, and skills the bacteria that causes tooth decay as well as nasty breath. It uses a low dose of hydrogen peroxide so it doesn’t make teeth sensitive.  

Tuck it in your purse or your pocket and you know your breath is great and your teeth are whiter! Easily found at CVS nationwide.

DentalGURU Charcoal Toothpaste

While we are talking mouth hygiene, toothpaste is a fabulous staple stocking stuffer. But not just any old toothpaste – be thoughtful and get the perfect one like DentalGURU Charcoal White. First of all, it’s just cool…I mean, brushing your teeth with black toothpaste? How fun!

DentalGURU Charcoal Toothpaste

Charcoal White works because it contains activated charcoal, which lifts stains without harsh chemicals and freshens breath with a blend of six natural essential oils, with the most prominent being peppermint. Great stuff and a 6 Pack on Amazon is just $19.99.

Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels

I know I would feel loved – and even better, understood – if I found Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels ($45) in my stocking. Oh these are so good!! Mantra Mask is known as having incredible sheet masks and their Coconut Eye Gels are fabulous. They are infused by epic nano-encapsulated CBD, Vitamin K, and Rye Seed Extract, and the goal is to restore, repair, and protect the fragile undereye area.

  • Plumps & Primes
  • Combats Dark Circles
  • Restores Healthy Skin Tone
  • Diminishing Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Protects & Rejuvenate Skin using Bio-Available CBD

    Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels

CBD is in everything now because it is one of the best anti-inflammatory ingredients. Inflammation is the root of disease, so anything that lessens swelling is worthwhile. Combined with all of the other effective ingredients I have found a major improvement in my puffiness, darkness, and even fine lines since I started using Mantra Mask Coconut Eye Gels. You can find them at Anthopologie and Urban Outfitters.

Something I really value is more time in my day so the gift of MineTan Illuminating Face & Body Self Tan Drops ($29.95) would let me know that my loved one gets me…really gets me! This beautiful little bottle of magic contains tan boosting drops that you can add to your serum or moisturizer every day for a gorgeous glow. The oil is a blend of coconut oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, grapeseed oil, and avocado oil, so even without the glow factor it’s amazing for skin.  Oh, you can even add the Illuminating Face & Body Self Tan Drops to your regular self tanner for a more deep golden glow. And I love that it is Vegan friendly, cruelty-free, and contains 100% natural DHA. The perfect size for stockings and the perfect gift to give your loved one a gorgeous glow.

Ultima Replenisher

For someone who works out or is big into taking care of themselves in general the Ultima Replenisher ($16 for 20 pack box) is stocking stuffer heaven. I am obsessed with these little sticks of powder that have the perfect balance of all 6 electrolytes plus support minerals. They have 0 sugar, carbs, and calories, and are Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Caffeine-Free, Keto-Friendly, Paleo-Friendly, and Peanut-Free. Ultima Replenisher gives you total hydration and taste fabulous. Ultima is sweetened with stevia leaf and made with real fruit flavors – my favorite is the Cherry Pomegranate but my daughter’s is the Grape. The Variety Pack is the way to go so your health conscious honey has lots of choices, and the stickpacks are simply perfect stocking size. You can find them at Walmart.

Regardless of your loved one’s preferred love language, if you are thoughtful with those stocking stuffers you will make their Christmas morning or Hanukkah one to remember.  – Lisa

Take some time to read The Beauty Spotlight Team

Looking for great gifts for the beauty lover on your list? Erika, chief chick over at Notes from My Dressing Table is sharing her Top Ten Beauty Storage Gift Ideas from Amazon. This gift guide, featuring skin care, makeup and brush storage ideas will help you cross those names off of your to buy for list, fast!

If you’re looking for a great gift, Prime Beauty suggests the CHI All That Shimmers Hairstyling Iron. It did wonders for her hair!

Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Foam Cleanser is a luxe lathering cleanser that thoroughly cleans the skin without stripping it in the least bit. It gently removes dead skin cells, dirt and makeup while retaining moisture levels. Check out the new review on Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog to see why this is such a worthwhile cleanser.

Winter in New England definitely calls for hats. But even if you live in a warm climate, Never Say Die Beauty thinks you’ll want to check out her new navy blue Brooklyn Hats Co. fedora from Tenth Street Hats!

Make stocking stuffer buying really easy with Doll 10 Cosmetics. Beauty Info Zone shows easy to give items that can be popped into a stocking without even wrapping.

Who says you have to use traditional colours when it comes to seasonal or holiday designs? Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour has started off the month with a colourful snowflake design using shades from Zoya’s Fall Sensual Collection!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has been working on her fear of flying for the past few years. She’s been a traveling maniac and now craves travel to reset her soul.

Fashion Flash book & beauty giveaway including a $50 Amazon g.c.

I’m excited to bring you the first of several Fashion Flash giveaways. These are always exciting and the prizes are great. The Rafflecopter will give you the ways to enter and they aren’t the same old ways. But they are all easy and will help you in your quest to win. We have a delightful holiday book by Hope Ramsay, “A Christmas Bride” along with a cosmetic palette with eyes, cheeks and lips. Included in the giveaway is an Elite Stippling Brush and a $50 Amazon gift cart. All will be sent by our Fashion Flash coordinator and should arrive in time for holiday gift giving.


A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay

A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay

About Hope Ramsay

“Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.”  A Christmas Bride is the first in a series of 4 books so if you love the charm of the book there’s more to come.
The beauty part of this book & beauty giveaway is a Borghese cosmetic palette with choices for eyes, cheeks and lips.

Borghese Cosmetic palette

Borghese Cosmetic palette eyes and cheeks

Borghese Cosmetic palette lipstick and lipgloss

These are all quality cosmetics with colors that will look good on almost all skintones. Perfect too for traveling since it’s all right there for you. And the bonus is that it’s non-fragranced.

Elite Blending Stippling Brush

The Elite Blending Stippling Brush is made with soft synthetic bristles and help you achieve an airbrushed finish.

To top it off you’ll win a $50 Amazon gift card to purchase whatever else you need whether it’s more books (especially from the prolific Hope Ramsay) or more brushes or let your imagination run wild. The giveaway is for US only and ends on Monday December 16th. I’ll choose a winner on Dec. 17th so we can hopefully get this out to you in time for more gift giving. Thanks to Fashion Flash for making these items available.

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Win a holiday gift basket for your guy! The RICH by Rick Ross Luxury Men’s Grooming line

Huge holiday giveaway – the entire Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Hair/Beard Care line!

Some guys are so hard to shop for…either they already have pretty much everything or else they are so picky you become paranoid that whatever you pick out will be a dud. Well, there is a much better way to go than something safe like a gift card – how about some men’s grooming products that get universally excellent reviews from all the guys who have tried them? I am talking about the RICH by Rick Ross Luxury line. Read on then enter to win the ENTIRE collection – and we promise you will get the package in time for the holidays!

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Huge holiday giveaway – the entire Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Hair/Beard Care line!

Rick Ross is a famous musician probably best known for his song “Hustlin’,” as well as his infamous feud with 50 Cent. Rick is known for his style so it only makes sense that he created his own body product line. RICH by Rick Ross is a collection of luxurious men’s grooming products including beard oil, shampoo and conditioner, hair and body wash, and hair styling products. The RICH by Rick Ross line is made with premium, sulfate, paraben and mineral oil free formulations that feature Caviar, Champagne and Kona Coffee Extracts, and the nine-piece line provides “The Boss Experience” with every use.

Men really love this line. Check out the reviews…every product has at least a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. The guys especially appreciate the scent which is fabulous – very fresh, clean, and manly. It’s not too spicy or overpowering like many men’s scents. The scent is exactly what a guy should smell like after showering. Every guy needs grooming products, so you can’t go wrong with this gift idea! And if you win our RICH by Rick Ross Luxury Line giveaway they promise it will arrive on your doorstep in time for gifting.  Here’s what you will score as our lucky winner:

Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Beard Oil

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY BEARD OIL (1 fl oz, $17.99)  I think this is the most popular item in the Rick Ross line.  The Luxury Beard Oil smells amazing and it hydrates hair and skin, killing the dreaded ‘beard itch’. It makes the beard and skin soft without greasy residue or heaviness and also gives that beard a great sheen.

Most definitely the best beard oil money can buy. Gloss like a boss.

Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Shaving Cream and Luxury Aftershave Balm

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY SHAVING CREAM (5 fl oz, $15.99) The Luxury Shaving Cream works for all skin types and all hair types. Guys say it’s very easy to use and effective, and it’s the only shaving cream many barber shops will use.

The Boss shaving cream takes your game to the next level. Expect the smoothest shave ever. Period.

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY AFTERSHAVE BALM (5 fl oz, $15.99) The Luxury Aftershave Balm is a lightweight face moisturizer that gives tons of hydration, making skin super smooth and soft. Men love it because without any of the irritating ingredients that most aftershaves contain, it moisturizes without causing irritation to freshly shaven skin.

Performance matters… and so does smooth skin.

Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Shampoo

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY SHAMPOO (8.45 fl oz, $14.99) Guys love this shampoo for the clean scent and the fact that it is gentle on the hair and scalp while also repairing damaged hair.

The Boss of shampoos cleans, softens and moisturizes all hair types with the richest formula in the game.

Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Conditioner

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY CONDITIONER (8.45 fl oz, $14.99)  This is the companion to the Luxury Shampoo. It moisturizes the hair, making it soft and shiny but in a very manly way.

Get back what’s yours. This conditioner makes your hair #richforever.

Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Hair & Body Wash

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY HAIR & BODY WASH (8.45 fl oz, $14.99)  Some guys don’t want to be bothered with two products for their hair plus another for their body – they want something much simpler but just as effective.  That’s where the Luxury Hair & Body Wash comes to the rescue. One bottle will clean hair and condition it, as well as wash away the day’s grime while still leaving skin soft and moisturized.

Let everybody know your name. Be #1 with the 2-in-1 head to toe full body wash that will cleanse, condition, and nourish your hair, body and soul.

Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Classic Pomade and Luxury Strong Styling Wax

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY CLASSIC POMADE (2.6 oz, $15.99)  Pomade sounds pretty fancy, but it’s been making guys slick for decades. A water-based styling product, pomade is used to make hair shiny and slick. The Luxury Classic Pomade gives those unruly guys a way to eliminate frizz, mold hair, and give it high shine while still leaving hair soft.

The most touchable pomade from the boss of The Untouchable Empire. Frizz control and all that.

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY STRONG STYLING WAX (2.6 oz, $15.99) The yin to pomade’s yang, the Luxury Strong Styling Wax is a pliable fiber paste that molds hair with a medium to strong hold but still has a touchable, smooth texture. While the Luxury Classic Pomade gives hair high shine, the Luxury Strong Styling Wax gives hair a matte finish.

Winners are strong. So is this matte wax. Create boss texture with strong, yet workable hold.

Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Styling Gel

RICH by Rick Ross LUXURY STYLING GEL (5 fl oz, $15.99)  For those who like gel styling products, the Luxury Styling Gel gives light to medium hold, a glossy shine, and a silky feel. It can be used on wet hair for more control while blow drying, or on dry hair to tame frizz and keep hair smooth. This is a great sculpting product.

Every day you hustlin’, use this classic gel to hold you tight.

Huge holiday giveaway – the entire Rich by Rick Ross Luxury Hair/Beard Care line!


Enter to win the entire RICH by Rick Ross nine (9) piece collection.  One lucky reader will win:

  • Luxury Beard Oil
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Hair & Body Wash
  • Styling Gel
  • Shaving Cream
  • Aftershave Balm
  • Classic Pomade
  • Strong Styling Wax

The RICH by Rick Ross nine piece collection retails for $99.00 on RichbyRickRoss.com and at Sally Beauty Supply. This giveaway is for our US/Canada readers and the prize will be sent by the RICH by Rick Ross representatives.  You can enter until 12/15/19 at 11:59 pm – only a short time to enter so our winner will receive their prize by the holidays.  Don’t play it safe with something impersonal…give your guy ‘The Boss Experience’, and enter today so you can also win like a boss!  – Lisa

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Let Doll 10 Cosmetics stuff those stockings with eyes and lips #DolledUpStockings

Christmas stockings are so much fun!  Anyone can buy a crock pot or a god-awful sweater…that doesn’t take much imagination or creativity.  But the stocking…you can go all eclectic and find goodies that range from practical (like a birthstone wine bottle stopper) to impractical (like tiny GI Joe’s in yoga poses).  Or, you can really show off and work a theme into that stocking.  Maybe every item is pink…or everything features a different sense – touch, taste, feel, smell, hear…or how about a beauty product stocking??  That’s what Lisa and Marcia are hoping for this year!  Doll 10 makes stocking stuffing super easy with their lip and eye collections.  One price gets you three separate stocking-ready boxes with expertly coordinated shades.  Put one in three different stockings or, if you really want to show some love, put all three in one stocking!

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Doll 10 Be In The Moment Lip Set


What could be better than a set of 6 lip products that are matched perfectly and ready for gift giving? The Be In The Moment Lip & Liner Collection from Doll 10 does just that perfectly. For $44 you’ll get 3 boxes that are gift ready, each containing a creamy lipstick and a lip liner expertly color coordinated to it.

Doll10 Lip & Liner swatches, right to left: Be Present Lipstick,, Be Mindful Liner; Be Joyful Lipstick, Be Happy Liner; Be Radiant Lipstick, Be Gorgeous Lip Liner

These lipsticks are soft and creamy and feel moisturizing on lips. The ingredients include Sweet Almond and Jojoba Oils which will nourish and soften your lips. They feel delightful on and look even better. Wear them with the matching liner or without. Mix and match the HydraLux Lip Liners with the lipsticks if you are keeping the entire set for yourself and you’ll find wonderful combinations.

Marcia’s two sets:

Be Joyful and Be Happy

Be Joyful and Be Happy are perfect shades for my taste. The lipstick has just enough color to make me content without having bold lips. The liner is on the warm side when swatched but matches beautifully when worn together.

Doll 10 Be Present and Be Mindful

The second set I have is Be Present and Be Mindful and these satisfy my needs when I’m wearing a warm face. I often wear warm blush in shades of peach and coral and Doll 10 has the perfect shades for those occasions.

Lisa’s set:

I am all about raspberry lips so the Be Radiant Lipstick and Be Gorgeous Lip Liner color me happy every time. The Be Gorgeous Lip Liner is a little bit deeper than the Be Radiant Lipstick and I love wearing the liner with a clear shimmery topper. The liner has terrific staying power and is such a flattering shade. The Be Radiant Lipstick is truly beautiful.  It’s a slightly unusual raspberry in that it somehow comes off as both cool and warm at the same time. I have to say I don’t have anything like it in my collection and I love the sort of retro vibe that Be Radiant gives me.


DOLL 10 Wink of an Eye collection

Everyone loves mascara and the Doll10 Wink of an Eye 6-Piece Mascara & Eyeliner Collection gives you three tubes, plus three different All Eye Need Eyeliners. There are three individual boxes that each contain an Effortlash™ XL Lash Expanding Mascara in Black and a coordinating All Eye Need Eyeliner for $44. This is a great price since by itself, one Effortlash Mascara is $24.

The Effortlash™ Lash Expanding Mascara is a beauty if you are looking for extra length. The brush has plastic bristles that are on the short side. The formula is a vitamin infused gel one. While it doesn’t give lots of drama through volume, it makes lashes look super long and defined.  You also won’t experience any clumping, flaking, or smudging.  Plus, this mascara is like broccoli for your lashes.  It has:

– Biotin to strengthen lashes
– Vitamin B to support healthy lash growth
– Castor oil to support healthy lash growth

Doll10 All Eye Need Eyeliners

The All Eye Need Eyeliners are excellent gel liners that are a joy to apply. The tip is superfine, ultra-precise & self-sharpening.  The gel liner is water-resistant, so you can also apply it to your waterline.  Doll10 says the All Eye Need Eyeliners “give you the plushness of a cream, the pigment payoff of a liquid and the control of a pencil”, which is a perfect description. True to form, Doll10 also made sure the gel liners had tons of ingredients to actually help your skin:

– Mango Butter to smooth the delicate eye area
– Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to provide creamy color that glides on the skin
– Ceramides to nourish and protect the skin
– Pro-Vitamin B5 to improve the appearance of lash growth

Lisa’s two sets:

I have the Cocoa set and the Amethyst set. I am such a sucker for brown eyeliner…I don’t know why I feel the need to have every single possible shade of brown. On the other hand, I don’t have many purple eyeliners so I am thrilled to have Amethyst.

I find the All Eye Need liners to be super pigmented and absolutely dreamy to apply. No matter if I have the pre-coffee shakes, this liner goes on smooth and precise the first time, every time. I use them for my upper lid and for my waterline. On me, when I use them as a lower liner they tend to smudge in a few hours.

The Cocoa shade is a pretty blackish brown that is an excellent day liner. It gives my eyes definition and pop without being harsh. The Amethyst shade is very unusual…Doll10 seems to be able to create these tough-to- pinpoint-warm-yet-cool shades, and Amethyst is a perfect example. The purple leans warm with red tones, but it also has deeper cool blue tones. I think it looks great with my brown eyes. Any more red and it would have been too warm, but thankfully it stops short of that.

Marcia’s set:

Doll 10 Wink of An Eye set with black eyeliner

The set I have has the black eyeliner and the same great mascara. I’ve been especially enjoying the mascara for the length and definition it gives my eyes. Plus it wears perfectly the entire day.

Doll 10 Wink of An Eye set, black eyeliner

The black eyeliner is black – what can you say about black other than that it is a classic eyeliner color! I can vary the shade though depending on the amount of pressure I put on the pencil. I like a softer black for my bottom lashline and a darker one on the top. Unlike a liquid liner I’m able to get both shades with just this one pencil.

As you can tell both of us are enchanted with these sets from DOLL 10. We’ve been so happy with the brand since we were introduced to it and think you will be too. Most DOLL 10 products are available at QVC and the entire line is on their own website. We think once you try them, you’ll keep coming back to DOLL 10.


Lipstick: Squalane, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Diisostearyl Malate, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Diglyceryl Sebacate/Isopalmitate, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Paraffin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Alumina, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Aroma (Flavor), Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Saccharin. May Contain (+/- ): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).

Lip Liner: Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polybutene, Silica Silylate, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra- Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Mica. May Contain(+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide). Contains carmine as a color additive.

Mascara: Aqua/Water/Eau, Synthetic Beeswax, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Jojoba Esters, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de Carnauba, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Myristic Acid, Behenic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Oleic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Iris Pallida Root Extract, Biotin, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Tropaeolum Majus Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Copper Gluconate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxide).

All Eye Need Eyeliner:  Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Pentaerythrityl Stearate/Caprate/Caprylate/Adipate, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil [Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower)Seed Oil], Ceramide NP, Mangifera Indica Seed Oil [Mangifera Indica f(Mango) Seed Oil], Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Persea Gratissima Oil [ Persea Gratissima Avocado) Oil, Phytosterols, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract [Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract], Olea Europaea Fruit Oil [Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil], Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, [+/-,: May Contain:, Peut Contenir: CI 77891(Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 ()Iron Oxides), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide)], CI 77007 (Ultramarines)].