Friday, August 29, 2014

IT Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio (Pretty In Nudes) + “No-Tug” Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush Review

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



Smoky eyes for Fall 2014 will be softer with more muted tones of gray and beige to the brown to balance the stronger hue of deep, stained berry lips.  A wonderful way to start the season in style to achieve this look is with IT Cosmetics (Pretty in Nude) Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow Trio and their "No-Tug" Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush for blending

The colors are a delicate beige-taupe, a pale peach, and a lighter pink that apply buttery-smooth due to IT Cosmetics revolutionary anti-aging formula with skin-loving ingredients that include vitamins, hydrolyzed collagen, green tea, and acai extracts that treat as well as provide gentle definition. 

There is a subtle gleam to the taupe and peach, but the pink only has a trace of this radiance that is very becoming in how this shadow can light up your eyes.



What else I love about IT Cosmetics shadows are they can wear for hours without creasing or fading.  In fact, I never felt the need to prime.



I do strongly encourage you to let IT Cosmetics help you shine this Fall with their Luxe High Performance Eyeshadow (Pretty in Nudes) Trio and No-Tug Heavenly Luxe Dual Eye Shadow Brush to pull it off.  Both retail for $24 each.  Find them online at IT Cosmetics, QVC, or Ulta. 
*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

Thursday, August 28, 2014

One Drugstore Beauty BB Cream You Got to Try–New York Color’s Smooth Skin BB Creme Review

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.


When looking for an exceptional BB cream you may think only the high-end brands can suffice to blur out flaws, hydrate and brighten your complexion.  However, I say give NYC New York Color's Smooth Skin BB Creme a shot because this product is definitely worth trying.



Since I heard that the Light (01) shade was practically white-beige, I wanted to sample both choices to see which was more appropriate for my fair to light beige complexion. Light (01) was an ideal match.  The Medium (02) is a slightly darker beige and closer to a light-medium than a true medium.


Medium (02) is on the left with Light (01) on the right.

Some might assume a $3.99 price for this product could hardly make it capable of delivering the kind of glowing, dewy coverage that you need.  Yet, this BB Cream may surprise you in how well its thicker formula masks little imperfections with medium coverage as it evens out and brightens your complexion in the process.

My face looked fresher as well without appearing like I had on makeup.  In fact, this great natural coverage didn't settle in lines to amplify them during the hours I wore it, which also impressed me.  Furthermore, when I took this product off, my face felt somewhat softer to the touch as well.

The only fault that I can find regarding this product is that unlike the more expensive formulations that it does not possess any SPF protection.  Still, you can remedy that problem easily enough by adding your sunscreen separately or through your SPF daily moisturizer.

If you're looking to experiment with a new and very reasonable BB Cream that delivers, I highly recommend trying NYC New York Color's Smooth Skin BB Creme!  


*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My Hair LOVES Maple Holistics Argan Special Formula Shampoo! (Review)

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.



I'll be honest with you.  I never heard of Maple Holistics until a rep from this company reached out to see if I would be interested in trying any of their products.  Being curious, I went to their website and did some research before settling on their Argan Special Formula Shampoo to review.


Their 100% natural, homeopathic solution for dry, damaged hair uses Moroccan argan oil, jojoba, peach kernel, almond, camellia seed, and avocado plus botanical keratin to drive it into one of the BEST shampoos that I have ever used for the incredible amount of blinding shine and softness with unbelievable manageability that later followed. 

Another reason to love it is this delectable honey-scented shampoo has almost a creamy, lotion-like consistency instead of pouring out a thin liquid. Still, there is more to appreciate such as how only a little of this thick shampoo worked to produce rich, foaming lather. 

I recommend squeezing out a small amount in one palm before rubbing your hands together to apply to your wet head.  Trust me, you also will save money and still have beautiful hair since an eight-oz. bottle will definitely last you longer than most.

You can buy Maple Holistics Argan Special Formula Shampoo on Amazon.com.  The price originally was $29.99, but it is on SALE for $10.77!  You might guess who is going to get some.  If I were you, I would hurry over before the company depletes their supply.

*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Are You Ready to Look Younger? COUI Skincare Super C Serum (Review)

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.


Finding anti-aging products that work for you can be a feat. However, I have been using a wonderful new serum formulated by renowned biochemist, Dr. Hanna Siva for COUI Skincare called Super C Serum that just may be what you're looking for to do your complexion justice.



Harnessing the power, Siva uses epidermal growth factor to help take aging skin to the next level along with vitamin C, marine kelp, collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid to repair and hydrate. 

I kept Super C Serum refrigerated as recommended for prolonging its shelf life.  Keeping the product does make the serum cloudy and thick, more like a lotion consistency when dispersed from its dropper, but it does not affect the performance.  

After using this serum twice a day for several weeks now, I am pleased to report that using two drops of this gentle formula that has slight citrus-like scent provided enough coverage for my entire face. This is not an oily serum, but one that after a minute or two on your skin and it absorbs in. I did follow with a moisturizer.  

The change I noticed to my complexion was a bit more brightening with velvety softness, improvement to my fine lines, and a more refined skin texture and clarity, which was lovely to discover.  My two deeper wrinkles at the sides of my cheeks near the mouth still are here with me, though they also seem to be gradually filling as time goes on.

This product is advertised to be beneficial also for those with damaged skin such as acne, rosacea, sun damages, and age spots due to its healing properties.  Since I do not personally suffer from those conditions, I am hardly fit to attest to the accuracy of that claim. 

COUI Skincare is also confident that you will love their Super C Serum that they giving Nuts 4 Stuff readers 30% off on the purchase price now until 9/30/2014 when you enter coupon code 8UWV5UGK at checkout! 

What I can tell you that is I thought it was a wonderful anti-aging product that does multitask to rejuvenate your skin.  Do try COUI Skincare's Super C Serum for yourself and see if this is the formula that also works for you!

*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

Monday, August 25, 2014

**WIN**Korres Jasmine Body Butter Review + ($29) Giveaway!–Ends September 11, 2014

Disclaimer: This post is based on a free product provided by a company as a press sample so that I may offer my own opinion, which may be the same or differ from yours.


Nothing is more enticing than fragrant, petal-soft skin.  A smart way to lose yourself in lush, fragrant moisture to accomplish that goal is through a healthier alternative of skin care.  A purer 92.8% natural formula that you need to be aware of without all the chemicals comes from Greek brand, Korres, with their Jasmine Body Butter that I have been sampling.  


This is a delicate white floral packed with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, quince extract, sunflower, almond and avocado oils that I adored after showering.  This silky cream felt luxuriously rich and didn’t sit on top of my damp skin or feel greasy.  It smoothed and scented with just enough appealing jasmine without overpowering the senses to make me irresistibly soft and fragrant through my day.

I am now longing to try a few of the other scents to indulge in like Japanese Rose and Guava.   Needless to say, I am also so tempted by Apple Blossom, Vanilla-Guava, and Fig and the rest, if the truth is known.

Anyone looking for a very effective natural body butter to keep skin hydrated and subtly perfumed should check out Korres Body Butter ($29), especially this lovely Jasmine.   I just am confident that you will be pleased on how well it works.

*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Do You Know How to Beautify With Ice?

Ice is not just for your drinks.  It is also a fantastic beautifier to pump up your hair’s shine!  

All you need to do once you finish styling is to head to your freezer and grab an ice cube. Hurry and rub it down the top layers before it starts melting.  What happens is the ice will help seal the hair’s cuticle, bringing out incredible mirror-like gloss!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

My Homemade Cellulite Coffee Scrub Helps With a Smoother Appearance!


Cellulite is a problem for most women. Our attempt trying to flush out those trapped fat and toxins that make for that uneven, dimpled skin is an ongoing battle for us.  However, if you ever investigated ingredients of some of those high price cellulite creams for this problem, you might come to notice that caffeine shows up in quite a few of them.

The reason caffeine can help smooth out those unsightly humps and bumps is because it has the power to temporarily increase blood flow to the skin’s surface as it tightens skin so it can flush the water in the connective tissue. You might think of caffeine as your body’s own liquid plumber.

My recipe that I want to share with you won’t get rid of your cellulite forever because your body will keep building more. You just need to keep at it with new batches of my scrub, which will at least keep this problem at bay for you.

You don’t have to waste money on using fresh ground coffee for my recipe unless you want to.  I brew a pot to enjoy first before saving my used and cooled coffee grounds for this purpose.
  
You will spread this grainy paste on first, then cover the area with a plastic wrap, leaving on for at 30 minutes before scrubbing with it.

What this scrub does is help increase circulation and tone as it softens the skin in the process.  I do hope you try it and see for yourself what a better appearance you’ll have when you examine yourself in a full-length mirror.

My Homemade Cellulite Coffee Scrub

3 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of wheat germ oil
½ cup of coffee grounds

Mix the coffee grounds, olive oil and wheat germ oil together in a bowl to form a thick, grainy paste.

Stand in your tub as you apply this scrub. Keep your plastic wrap handy and then wrap the treated area.  Keep this wrap on for about 30 minutes and then report back to the bathroom for scrubbing with it, using upward, circular motions.  Keep working at those scrubbing motions for about five to ten minutes.

Rinse off with warm water and finish bathing as usual.