Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Best of The Beauty Spotlight Team, 1st Week of Oct 2018

Just in time for chilly fall weather, Never Say Die Beauty got two lightweight but warm pairs of anklets to wear with skirts or with jeans. The Berkshire Legs Opaque Dots Anklets are so cute, and the Cozy Hose are perfect for boots weather!

I love it when a beloved YouTuber has an opportunity to collaborate with a beloved brand! YouTuber Emily Noel collaborated with Makeup Revolution to create this travel-friendy Emily Edit The Needs Palette. Find out if YOU need it!

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom recently found an interesting makeup brush while browsing online. You can see this ergonomically designed brush over on her blog.

Coffee is a way of life for many people, and in honor of International Coffee Day, Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour had to create a nail art look to celebrate the occasion. Best of all, the design is simple and can be recreated easily with just a little stamping know-how and a few extra minutes!

Are you a migraine sufferer? Do you get hot flashes? Marcia from Beauty Info Zone suffers with both but thanks to Cold-Flash by Bueler those symptoms are gone with the wind.

Seeking gorgeous, luminous skin? Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is completely obsessed with Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask for the ultimate healthy glowing skin. You really have to check out this magical mask, and Tata Harper is currently offering a jumbo size with a brush at a very deep savings for the holidays! #tataharper

Are you looking for a new blush to perk up your complexion for Fall? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out the new collection of blushes from Laura Mercier and they are gorgeous!

Christa from Realizing Beauty has found her new favorite fall makeup look using the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection.

Not only is there a Get Ready With Me featuring the new Viseart Libertine palette on Polarbelle's channel, but there is also a giveaway for a set of Lottie London lip products! Be sure to enter!

Looking for a simplified anti-aging skincare routine? Christine from 15 Minute Beauty has one using Boots No7 Restore & Renew products and loves the compliments she's getting.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Viseart Libertine & Ciate London GRWM Plus Lottie London Giveaway

Next week is my 8th blogoversary.  I was hoping to celebrate with you big time, but I haven't been able to work very much, or do anything really.  Short explanation is my adrenal glands failed and the doctors have no answers for me.  I *think* they're healing from the incident that *might* be responsible.  We're looking for another doctor right now.   I was waiting for answers before I talked about it, and last night, I thought about how my favorite blogs would disappear for awhile and I'd be worried about them, and hope they'd be back, so I thought I owed you an explanation for this months long virtual absence.....anyway, it's just been a situation where I couldn't get to the computer or have any brain power to write.  I probably won't say much of anything else until I really do get answers but I think I'm getting better.  My heart for this blog and my channel is to bring fun, encouragement and knowledge to you.  The world has too much seriousness already.  So let's get that giveaway going!!

I'm launching my brand new video doing a Get Ready With Me featuring the brand new Viseart Libertine palette and using some of my favorite Ciate London products with it.  Ciate and Lottie London were so kind to provide me with the lip products that I'm featuring plus an additional group to give away!!  I hope you'll enjoy the video and enter to win.





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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly For Mid September 2018

Prime Beauty has found the first ever nail lacquer with a swatch cap! LBK Nail Lacquer has a hinged cap that is the color of the nail lacquer inside so you can try before you buy and there are 48 shades!

Find out how Pammy Blogs Beauty makes every day a FUNday with sunshine and great SPF protection from Neutrogena!

Never Say Die Beauty is over the moon after using the stunning new Highlighting Blush from Mally Beauty. It's a swirl of 4 blushes and 2 highlighters that's sure to captivate you, too!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is over-the-moon about Tata Harper's Illuminating Eye Crème because it not only hydrates, plumps fine lines, reduces puffiness and dark circles, but also because the pearl infused “diamond dust mineral blend” serves as an optical diffuser that blurs fine lines and brightens the skin. #tataharper

Beauty Info Zone loves Boxycharm but sometimes the products are ones already owned. Get your chance to win the September 2018 box so you can experience the charm of this subscription.

The latest Deck Of Scarlet Subscription Box was in collaboration with youTuber Belle Jordan and Polarbelle has it for you to check out.

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom is still gambling with beauty subscription boxes every month. See what she got in this month's BeautyFIX box.

It’s blackberry picking season for Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour up in Northern California, and the colorful berry hues have inspired some nail art. Jen has created a fun look to showcase just one way you can use the shades from Zoya’s new Element Collection besides a simple manicure.

15 Minute Beauty is on a teaching mission and her readers lucky enough to be the students. Learn All About Laser Hair Removal. It's teaching for adults.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has all of the details about the Barneys New York LOVE YOURSELF Bag Event that runs from September 5-9. Stop by LSBB to see all of the details about the His and Hers Gift Bags and all of the amazing Step-Up Gifts– you won’t want to miss out!


The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale can be both exciting and overwhelming! Kate Loves Makeup narrows down all of the items on sale and shares the top 5 products that you need in your collection.


Do you need some ultra refreshing skincare for this late Summer heat? Pammy Blogs Beauty loves the Aqua Reotier Water Gel Cleanser and Moisturizer from L'Occitane!

Prime Beauty has talked endlessly about the benefits of Vitamin C in skincare. Fresh has a brand new skincare line using their Vitamin Nectar Fruit Complex for a healthy-looking glow and soft, smooth texture.

After another beauty blunder, Polarbelle has found her self with a dropped brow and droopy lids thanks to Botox done across the back of her head to treat migraines. Watch her attempt to conquer the hooded lid situation in this new GRWM.

Did you pick up new beauty products at the recent Sephora sale? See what Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom bought and what she thinks of the products that she carefully selected.

15 Minute Beauty has had to change her makeup routine a lot now that she's over 40, and she this week she shared how to avoid caking with your concealer and foundation. Do you follow these tips?

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty attended the launch part at Interlocks Medispa for organic, luxury makeup brand Kjaer Weis. Check out her pix of the party and the gorgeous Kjaer Weis makeup.

Do you love a good giveaway? Beauty Info Zone is taking part in an Blog Hop that has 80 giveaways that you can enter. Beauty Info Zone's prize this time is for a $25 Amazon gift card and you know you'd love to win that.

An eyeshadow primer is essential in any makeup routine. Find out if Realizing Beauty thinks the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Amplifying Eye Primer is a worth checking out.



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.


The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

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