Friday, September 7, 2018

Sephora Appreciation Sale Haul Plus A Giveaway

I've posted my Sephora Sale Haul on youtube, which you can see below.  Additionally, I have a palette that I recently ordered twice from Juvia's Place so I wanted to give the extra one to a lucky subscriber.  I have the best subscribers and I do like to give back to spread the joy.

My 8th Blogoversary is in October and what better time to kick off giveaways to celebrate than now?

See what I decided to pick up and let me know if you have questions about anything or want to see anything in use.  And then just fill out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.  Good luck to everyone!






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Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Please help me to spread awareness of this harsh allergen for myself and others in cosmetics.  Thank you so much!  Enjoy the best of the best around the web!


This week, Polarbelle is giving us an insight into what happens with her during gluten poisoning, why it's serious, and why she is so adamant that cosmetics should be gluten free to alleviate the suffering and danger for people like her.

Jen of Laugh, Love, Contour currently has focused her attention on the land Down Under when it comes to cosmetics. This past week, she has tried out a few products by Australian brand BYS Cosmetics and has fallen in love with this affordable lineup!

Have you heard of dry brushing? Prime Beauty explains and introduces you to the Prana Ionic Brush!

Is there a brand that makes you want to buy absolutely everything they make? For Beauty Info Zone that brand is FarmHouse Fresh. When you read Lisa's magical Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion review you'll understand why it's a beloved brand.

We might be "back to school", but our skin still needs SPF protection! Check out some of Pammy Blogs Beauty's favorites from the Australian Gold Botanicals line!

Sisley Paris Sisleya Eye & Lip Contour Cream, which is a truly visionary product, deeply hydrates the delicate eye area (including eyelids), softens the appearance of fine lines, reduces puffiness and helps eliminate dark circles. Furthermore, many retailers are currently offering an AMAZING complimentary limited edition Ridoki Massage Tool with purchase– that is an absolute must have! Read our full review to see why Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has given this gem an A+ #SisleyParis

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom went on an Adventure of Your Life cruise to Alaska with The Oprah Magazine. She shared some of the highlights on her blog, including a beauty makeover.

Never Say Die Beauty gets excited about everyday luxuries like the retro packaging and exotic flavors of Italian toothpaste brand, Marvis. Check out her review and enter her giveaway to win a tube of your own!

Justina's Gems rounded up her favorite concealers that flatter 30+ skin. See for yourself if your favorite made the list or if it's time to shop!

Are you overwhelmed by all the back to school shopping? Shipra of Taneja's Bride has a way to make it easier for you.

Is paraben a problem for you? If it is (or isn't) Christine of 15 Minute Beauty thinks you should be aware of the range of Paraben Free Drugstore Makeup that you can find. At the same time she shares more expensive alternatives.


Friday, August 31, 2018

Why Cosmetics Need To Be Gluten Free: My Struggle With Dermatitis Herpetiformis & Celiac Disease


You guys, making this video about what happens to me when I get ANY kind of contamination from gluten was one thing. Posting it and thinking about how serious it is for me and others like me was another. It has weighed on me for almost six years. In one respect, a burden was lifted in sharing it and not trying to hide anymore and in another, it's such a hard struggle on the daily that I got a little depressed after I posted.

I have celiac disease and a rare skin complication from it called Dermatitis Herpetiformis. It's not herpes as the name implies; it's literally a blistering dermatitis. I have to take a very risky medicine that has a potentially deadly side effect and it's very scary. If it goes bad, it's fatal. There's no recovery so they don't like to use it. However, the pain and itching of the condition becomes intolerable.

I recently had a gluten contamination from a cosmetic product. My outbreaks last at least 10 months of constant itching and sores. After that time, it takes a few more months to heal. It takes great restraint not to scratch the heck out of my face. I wake up at night with my fingers dug into my skin and blood on them. I've tried to wear gloves at night but apparently I take them off so I can scratch. It's ruthless. It's torture. So I take the medicine for a month at a time and have my blood tested every two weeks and I'm scared to death thruout the duration.

For someone like me, gluten in any cosmetic product can cause an outbreak of DH, which means I'll need the medicine and I could die. And that's not even me trying to be dramatic, it's the truth. It's frightening. It is my hope that one day, no one will ever use gluten in a shampoo, a skincare product or makeup again.

Thank you for watching.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly!

Prime Beauty loves products that do double-duty and these stunning Sterling Silver Necklaces from Lilu Lip Care do just that!

The Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Glowing Skin Palette, a Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive, is an absolute must-have for Charlotte Tilbury enthusiasts, and Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has swatched and compared this gorgeous gem to other Charlotte Tilbury face products to help you decide whether you need to add it to your cart before it sells out! #CharlotteTilbury #nsale

Kate Loves Makeup shares her review of the new Drunk Elephant D Bronzi Sunshine Serum. See why she returned this much raved about product!

Enter to Win: Pammy Blogs Beauty is giving away a Georgia fragrance gift set from Dr. Phil's wife Robin McGraw!

Do you have a good neck cream in your skincare bag? Polarbelle has tested Image Skincare the Max Stem Cell Neck Lift and feels it is worth considering as your neck cream of choice.

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom had her question addressed in this month's Oprah Magazine. Read about how she deals with her fears to live her best life.

Finding a foundation online can be a drag! Read how Shipra of Taneja's Bride met her ColourPop No Filter Foundation match and what she thought of the finish.

Beauty Info Zone is taking part in a 14 blog Sweet Summertime Giveaway Hop. Not only do you want to enter for the $90 worth of cosmetics on Beauty Info Zone but you want to see what other prizes you can win.


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