Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Girl's Beauty Stocking Stuffer Giveaway










Welcome to the Beauty-Full Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!


Are you looking for some glamorous stocking stuffer gift ideas for your little diva? We've rounded up some beauty products that will bring her hours of fun long after the holidays have ended. These unique beauty gifts are sized perfectly to fit into a stocking and will bring a smile to her adorable face. For another unique idea take a look at Tiffany's Mother and Daughter Pampering day


First up in our stocking stuffer roundup is the Pink Fizz Girls All-In-One  Mega Glam Beauty Binder Kids Pretend Makeup. This fun set is non-toxic and washable so your star in training can play all day without any worries!





Next up is theTotally Friends Cute Monkey Shaped Kids Makeup Vanity   . This compact monkey-shaped case will make her squeal with delight when she opens her stocking. Including eyeshadows, lipgloss and more she can take this compact vanity anywhere for some glamour fun on the go!



Last in our beauty trio is the My Beauty Spot 7 Piece Flavored Lip Gloss Gift Set . Featuring seven delightful lip glosses so she'll have one for each day of the week. Sweet flavors included are, Jelly Berry, Candy Blast, Icy Mint Kiss, Blueberry Pop, Vanilla Sugar, Cherry Bomb, and Raspberry Fizz!




Enter The Giveaway!

Three lucky entrants selected by the entry form will receive the Stocking Stuffer Beauty Prize Package! (ARV $35) This package features the 3 beauty products mentioned in this post. (subject to availability) Open to entrants in the US, 18 years and older. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is open for entry from 11/15-11/30/17 at 11:59 pm EST





Disclosure: This post and giveaway contain affiliate links. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

How To Keep Your Skin Winter Ready



The cold weather is here and it is time to start preparing your skin for the harsh winter months.  I don't know about you, but  I get very dry skin in the winter.

Here are some tips that I use to help keep my skin looking it's best all season long.

1.  Seek professional advice



You should always seek the advice of your doctor if you have any type of skin ailment, especially if you suffer from very dry skin. Your condition may be caused by something more severe than the weather and may need to be treated differently.



2. Moisturize!


Keeping your skin moisturized is very important. Look for soaps and bodywashes that don't contain alcohol, which can dry out your skin.  Also, look for lotions and creams that are gentle on your skin and apply them immediately after bathing or showering so that they are more effective.  You may also want to keep a small tube of lotion in your desk, briefcase or purse to apply when needed.


3. Wear Gloves


Always keep your hands protected from wind and cold.  This will help keep your skin from drying and cracking, which can lead to itchy skin.  Some people may be sensitive to wool.  If you are, try wearing a thin pain of gloves under the wool gloves.


4. Don't Forget the Sunscreen



Sunscreen isn't just for summer.  Skin is especially prone to sunburn during winter months when the sun glares off of snow.  If you plan on being outdoors for any prolonged amount of time, be sure to apply some to your face and hands.


5. Stay Hydrated


It is especially important to drink plenty of fluids during the winter months to help keeping your body hydrated and healthy.


6. Get a Humidifier



Humidifiers will help bring moisture to your home and help keep your skin from drying out.  You may want to invest in several small ones throughout your home in rooms that your family spends most of its time.


7.  Protect Your Feet



Be sure to keep your feet moisturized and ready for the cold weather. Also, wear warm socks and change them if they become wet from snow.


8. Exfoliate


It is especially important to exfoliate your skin during the winter.  Remove that dry skin from your face, body and feet.  There are so many great products on the market to help keep your skin looking its best.  


9. Don't Forget Your Hair



Be sure to condition your hair regularly to keep it from drying out. Also, wear a hat to protect your head and hair and to also help heat from escaping your body when you are outdoors.


10.  Use Bath Smarts


Avoid super hot showers and baths that can dry out your skin.  Instead keep the water lukewarm and incorporate oatmeal based body washes and soaps into your routine.  Baking soda can also help your skin by relieving itch and dryness.


I hope these tips can help your skin look its best.



Disclosure:  Always seek professional advice before starting any skin routine.
This article is also being posted on ChattyPattysPlace.com, my other blog.
Photo source: Pixabay

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pearly Whites Coconut & Charcoal Whitening Strips Giveaway! #beauty #giveaway

Sponsored By: Pearly Whites

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner will receive: 

A Box of 10 x Coconut Oil & Activated Charcoal Infused Teeth Whitening Strips!

Voted Australia’s most popular at home teeth whitening brand, Pearly Whites only uses the highest grade ingredients in their whitening gel, and sell nothing other than premium quality products!

DESCRIPTION We've combined the natural whitening power of coconut oil and activated charcoal and infused it with our unique whitening formula for fast, no mess, pain free results. If you’re looking for a more natural way to get a Hollywood celebrity smile, our new On The Go Whitening Strips are the best choice.
Formulated for people with sensitive teeth, these whitening strips have been infused with both the natural whitening power of activated charcoal and the antibacterial properties of coconut oil. These two ancient remedies have been updated with a gentle whitening agent to produce a more natural, easy to use, teeth whitening option that is convenient, quick and, best of all, gentle. WHAT'S INCLUDED 10 x Coconut Oil and Activated Charcoal Infused Teeth Whitening Strips.
Open to US entrants and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/19 9:00 AM EST through 11/9 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Neocell Gives You Skin Hydration From Within #skin #ceramides



I notice as I have gotten older that my skin often appears dry and dull.  I know that drinking water is good for the skin, but I get  bored drinking it and often forget to have my daily requirements.

Neocell Ceramides Skin Hydrator is formulated to help healthy skin hydration.    Within about 2 weeks of using this product I have started to notice my skin starting to look more hydrated and it has developed a more healthy glow.




If you are someone who doesn't like to put a lot of creams, serums or lotions on your face, or someone who often doesn't get enough water, but want a more healthy looking skin; this product may be perfect for you.

Here is more scientific information about Ceramides from Neocell


CERAMIDES SKIN HYDRATOR is a nutricosmetic solution scientifically formulated for healthy skin hydration. This unique blend of beauty-enhancing nutrients promotes skin hydration, elasticity, and cellular turnover for glowing, supple skin. *
CERAMOSIDES™ CERAMIDES Ceramides are specific lipids naturally present in the skin, essential to the lipid barrier or moisture barrier. Ceramosides™ Ceramides are plant based lipids and clinically tested to increase smoothness, moisture, and elasticity starting in just 15 days. *‡
HYALURONIC ACID is a water-loving nutrient that is naturally occurring in the skin to help maintain suppleness, hydration & elasticity. *
SKIN HYDRABLEND™ a scientifically crafted blend of nutrients supporting hydration while combating free radicals in the body to support your collagen systems. *
‡Based on randomized double blind vs placebo clinical study held on women.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Read more about Ceramides and how they work by visiting the Neocell website

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Disclosure:  I received this product to review from Neocell.  All opinions are based on my own personal experience with this product.  Your opinion may differ.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HOW MUCH AND WHEN TO APPLY YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS



I received a great email from Patti Pao of Restoresea.com.

I loved it so much, and found it so useful, I emailed her and asked if she would mind if I posted it for my readers, here on My Great Big Beauty Filled World.  Be sure to check out the high quality skincare products on her Restoresea website.


Here is Patti's post:

One of the favorite parts of my job is answering customer service questions. And one of the most frequently asked questions is how much and when to use Restorsea products. I thought that it might be helpful to share my answers.
Face Wash/Cleanser: Please place a dime-sized amount on damp palms. Using your fingers, gently apply to damp face. (NOTE: I don’t like wash cloths, loofahs, or brushes because they are incubators for bacteria and dirt). Rinse WELL with warm water. I recommend rinsing with 25-30 splashes.

Face Serum: Apply one small drop/squirt to freshly cleansed skin. 
Face Moisturizer: Apply a dime-sized amount OVER Face Serum.
Face Oil: Pat two DROPS over moisturized skin. You want to apply the most occlusive product last.
Eye Cream: Using your ring finger, apply a small dab to the inner corner of your eye, working to the outer eye. Repeat for the other eye.
SPF: Apply OVER your face oil. This is the most occlusive product as it is blocking the UV light.
Body Lotion: Apply liberally to arms and legs and all over body. Your body is a large surface area and needs to be moisturized, as it is lacking sebaceous/oil glands and needs hydration.
 If you have questions or desire further information, email Patti at pattipao@restorsea.com.


Disclosure:  This information was used with permission from Patti Pao of Restoresea.com

Monday, September 18, 2017

LipSense Long Lasting Lip Color from Red Gate Beauty #gotitfree #sponsored #beauty #lips




Hey Beauties!

I am really excited to tell you about this great lip product I was sent to try from Red Gate Beauty.

The product is called LipSense and it lasts up to 18 hours a day!

Check out my Youtube video review about it!





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Disclosure:  I received this product to review for my honest opinion.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fancy Frills Giveaway #sponsored

Welcome to MamatheFox's Fancy Frills Giveaway

This exciting giveaway runs 8/25- 9/8 and is open to US residents.


Enter for your chance to win: (1) C.E.O Moisturizer, (1) C.E.O. Cleaning Oil and (1) C.E.O. Brightening Serum from Sunday Riley, winners choice of (1) pair of stud earrings from Bregje's Design and (1) pure highlighter powder and (1) lip stain from Au Naturale Cosmetics.

 

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligation.  This giveaway is being hosted by MamatheFox blog.  No compensation was received by this blog.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Reasons Why Restorsea Products are Silicone Free #beauty #cosmetics





I have used Restoresea facial products products over the years and I know that Patti Pao, the CEO, puts her heart and soul into the business.  She cares about the ingredients that are in her products and about the people who use them.  

Day Cream >Eye Cream >Cleanser >


I wanted to share a recent email that Patti sent out, with her permission, about why she chooses NOT to use silicone in her products.

These are her reasons:


1. Silicones trap debris in your pores.
Like plastic wrap, silicones form a barrier on top of your skin. That barrier can lock in moisture, yes, but it can also trap dirt, sweat, bacteria, sebum, dead skin cells and other debris along with it.
2. Silicones can cause acne and congestion.
Prolonged exposure to oil, dead skin and bacteria underneath the semi-occlusive seal of silicones can lead to increased breakouts. If you are acne-prone, I consider silicones among the most important ingredients to avoid.
3. Silicones can make your skin dull and dehydrated.
Silicones can prevent additional moisture from getting into the skin.  
4. Silicones interfere with cell renewal.
Our skin renews itself every 28 days, whereby old cells are sloughed off and new cells make their way up to the surface. Silicones inhibit this process by slowing down the production of new cells and keeping dead cells stuck longer.
5. Silicones deliver nothing beneficial to your skin.
When you use skincare products heavy in silicones, you're not actually hydrating or nourishing your skin, no matter what the label may claim—it's simply a short-term smoothing effect.
6. Silicones block other ingredients from absorbing.
If you are layering products, silicones can prevent them from doing their jobs properly.
7. Silicones can be difficult to remove.
The most common silicone, dimethicone, is extremely heavy and leaves a coating on the skin unless it is carefully removed. If you are using products formulated with silicones, I would suggest washing your face with the Reviving Cleanser. It will remove your silicone-based products safely without stripping your skin of its essential oils.


Do the products you use contain silicone?

If you have any questions about Restoresea products, you can contact Patti Pao at pattipao@restorsea.com.









Disclosure:  This is an informativel post only.  No compensation was received.  Published with permission from Restorsea.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Self-Tanning Tips




We all know that the sun can be damaging to the skin.  However, many of us like to have a freshly tanned summer glow.  While some people like to bathe in the sun for their tans, others prefer self-tanners instead.  Self-tanners can help you achieve that sun kissed look without the damages of the sun’s UV rays.

There are many different types of sunless tanners on the market.  They include sprays, lotions and creams.  The type you choose is a matter of preference.  Some people even like to vary the type of product they use based on the body part.  Here is a brief outline of different forms of self-tanners and tips to achieve the best look possible.

1.   Lotions -  The benefit of a self-tanning lotion is that you can apply it to large areas.  They usually have a tint, which makes it easier for you to see where you are applying it.  This also helps you to blend for a more even looking tan.  These are great for beginners because they are easy to use.

2.   Creams- These work just like lotions.  They are easy to use as well, and tinted to help you see where to apply the product on your skin.  They are a bit thicker than the lotions.

3.   Towelettes- These are convenient for carrying.  They are used by simply opening the package and wiping the towelette on your skin. They help keep your tan looking fresh and give you a great glow.

4.   Sprays- Unless you know what you are doing, you should probably leave these to the professionals to apply.  They need to be sprayed at least 6 inches from the skin and are often best for hard to reach spots, like your back.





Now you are familiar with some of the different types of self-tanners on the market.  That is only the first step in getting that golden glow that you desire.  Next, you must apply the product.  There are steps to achieving that look you desire. Here are some tips to help you get started with your product.  Remember, always start out slowly and applying lightly.  You can always add more.

1.   Always start out with clean, exfoliated skin.  The last thing you want is an uneven, streaky looking tan.  Don’t use scrubs that contain oils and can block the self-tanner from absorbing.  You are better off using a loofah pad. By having clean skin and buffed away dead skin, you are more likely to achieve the look you are going for. Also, make sure to shave any unwanted hair from your legs, armpits, etc.

2.   Once you have a clean surface, make sure there are no excess oils on your skin. Those can block the tanner from working properly.  This can also lead to a spotty looking tan.

3.   Wear gloves!  Unless you want to walk around with tan hands, it is best to keep them protected while applying the product.  The last thing you want is to have tanned palms.

4.   Always start with your feet and work your way up.  This will make the process go easier.  Remember to check for dark spots after applying to your legs.

5.   Be sure to apply a light amount of product on the face.  You don’t want to walk around with an orange face.  Don’t forget to do under your chin and around the ears and jaw line.  Just dab on the product as you would makeup and lightly work it into the area.

6.   Save the hands for last.  You can’t possibly apply the product to the other areas if your hands are covered in product.

7.   If any areas appear too dark, you can easily fix it with a damp cloth.  Just gently wipe the area until you have the desired color you want.

8.   Give the product time to work.  It will gradually become darker.  Make sure it is completely dry before applying clothing or lying down.  Also avoid showering for at least 8 hours.

9.   Your tan should last up to a week.  Just remember, before you reapply any new tanner, always exfoliate your skin.  You don’t want to wind up with a spotty or blotchy looking tan.

Moisturizing your skin daily will help you to maintain your tan and keep it looking fresh.  There are many lotions that can help you to do that.  Look for glow lotions or products labeled specifically for maintaining.

If this sounds like a lot of work, or is overwhelming to you, just seek a professional to apply your self-tanning product.  There are many professionals available who know what they are doing and can get you the look you want to achieve.  You can even ask one to help teach you how to apply product properly and efficiently.

Do you have any tips on attaining the perfect sunless tan?  Share them with us in the comments below.

Disclosure:  These tips and advice are based on my own personal use.  Always seek the advice of a professional before using any products on your skin. Some information obtained from Webmd.com and The Beauty Insiders.  Photo source: pixabay.com

Stay Beautiful!



Monday, July 24, 2017

Dry Shampoo - Is It For You? A Review of My Favorite Brand




Everyone has a favorite beauty product.  Mine is Batiste Dry Shampoo.  I keep several cans on hand at all times.  I love the scents and love how easily it works. Just spray, massage and brush.

I don't like to wash my hair everyday and some days I just want to run out quick and just don't have the time.   On those days I like to use dry shampoo and Batiste is my favorite.  I have used it for many years. My favorite is the Blush scent. I love that one. I have also tried the Tropical and love taking that one with me when I am on vacation at the beach. 

Watch this quick video that shows you how to use Batiste dry shampoo







There is a Batiste dry shampoo scent to suit many different moods.  So if you're feeling a bit wild you can try the WILD scent.  If you want a relaxing scent, try Blush or Fresh.  If you want something perky try Tropical or their new Cherry scent!


Check out all of the scents available from Batiste!
    • Original
    • Blush
    • Fresh
    • Tropical
    • Cherry
    • Wild
    • Floral Essences
    • Bare
    • Neon
    • Sweetie














For more information about Batiste dry shampoo  you can visit  Batiste.

Here is a list of locations where you can purchase Batiste dry shampoo: 

http://batistehair.com/where-to-buy.aspx


Review.com tested over 50 dry shampoos over the course of 6 weeks!  Check out their results and favorites.  My favorite made the list!