Monday, November 24, 2014

Give a Gift of Healing Relief With L’Occitane en Provence’s Hand Cream Bouquet! (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.


What a beautiful gesture to receive to a holiday gift set of L’Occitane en Provence’s award-winning shea butter hand creams like this Hand Cream Bouquet, especially at this time of year when the weather can be brutal on hands. 



I love this stuff because it honestly works quickly to help heal suffering hands without any greasy feel.  Before you know it, your hands are soft and not to mention exquisitely scented.

The Hand Cream Bouquet sells normally at $72 but now is $54!  There are other hand cream sets to choose but I really am drawn to this one because it has six glorious (1 oz.) tubes that are perfect for toting to the office without taking much space in your handbag. You’ll find a Shea Butter Rose, Shea Butter Lime, Shea Butter Vanilla, Shea Butter Hand Creams along with an Almond and Lavender Hand Creams.
Do the ultimate kindness and give this as a holiday gift for yourself as well as those you shop for this holiday season.  Find the Hand Cream Bouquet at L’Occitane en Provence along with other tempting holiday gift ideas!

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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Travel Plans? You Might Want to Take the Umberto Beverly Hills Moisture Travel Gift Set With You! (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.


If you’re still stumped for a small gift for your child’s teacher or the office holiday grab bag where you’re not allowed to spend over a certain amount or if traveling out of town for the holidays, you might be interested in a travel set of professional hair care products like the Umberto Beverly Hills Moisture Travel Set ($14.99).



This set comes with (3-oz.) Moisture Shampoo (color safe for dry, coarse), (3-oz.) Moisture Conditioner, (3-oz.) Controller Conditioning Spray (for detangling and protecting from heat damage from styling tools), and a (2-oz.) Super Hold Hair Spray.

I have used Umberto styling products before and liked how my hair behaved afterwards. But I had never tried any of their shampoos, conditioners or a thermal protective spray until this set arrived.

I will be saving this set for packing in my bag for an upcoming holiday trip. You can find this handy Umberto Beverly Hills Moisture Travel Set (which also is available in a Volumizing set) at Target stores and Target.com.  Check it out!


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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Selfie 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.

If you are constantly pulling out your phone to snap selfies, then you probably also are bringing out your entire beauty arsenal to prep before sharing your image with the world. But if you want to simplify the task for camera ready hair, I think that you are going to love the concept of the Selfie Brush because it doubles as a phone case.




From the makers of the Wet Brush, this paddle brush is compatible for iPhone 5 and 5s for the type of shots needed to work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Furthermore, its functional design allows the user to talk, text and adjust volume with the phone inside the hard plastic brush case, which also protects your phone.

Check this brush out for yourself or anyone that also loves instantly uploading their photos because this is a nice stocking stuffer!  Find it for $19.99 at the Selfie Brush website.

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

**WIN**Fragrance to Make an Impact--Barbara Orbison’s Pretty Woman Perfumes & Candles ($288) Giveaway! (3 Winners!)–Ends December 8, 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.




Maybe you’re searching for fragrance this holiday season but haven’t been successful finding exactly what you had hoped for. You know that rare one with the grace and sophistication that sets you apart from the crowd.  Then you haven’t experienced the allure of this provocative oriental fragrance, Pretty Woman by Barbara Orbison, widow of the legendary singer, Ray Orbison.  Otherwise, with its complex layering of woods, spice, and floral notes, I am confident that its precious essence would have lingered in your memory.


This glamorous fragrance opens with a confident burst of bubbly bergamot against notes of floral, spices, and creamy woods to make a beautiful, attention-getting statement.  Once the middle notes of stargazer lily, red rose, and carnation in its opulent floral heart emerge, this stunning fragrance warms and invites romance with its undeniable magnestism.  Yet, it also intrigues with exciting exotic mystery just as much as it entices with its self-assurance and style. The further the base heats as it dries down, the more seductive and velvety this ultra-feminine scent becomes caressing you with its tender warmth from its rich amber, patchouli, vanilla, atlas cedar, and sacred incense.




Pretty Woman Perfume is a scent of timeless elegance and maturity that will have a profound effect on how you see yourself.  You can’t help but feel like the belle of the ball when dressed in this scent for making you feel both admired and envied. Just like the song of its inspiration, you too will become a pretty woman!




Pretty Woman Perfume is available in the 50 ml. 1.7 oz. ($80), the "On The Go" set of three atomizers of the perfume ($16.95), and in the enticing Pretty Woman Candle ($29.99). There are also several gift packages worth checking out at the company’s website that would make fabulous gifts.  In fact, now until December 31, 2014 is the ideal time to try this fragrance because you can save 15% off  Pretty Woman products when you enter coupon code NUTS4PWP15 at checkout.

Do check these products because I am certain you will love Pretty Woman as much as I do!

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

Thanks to Pretty Woman Perfume, three lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers in the United States with one of three prize packages in this giveaway totaling $288 in all!





Giveaway Details and How to Enter–

Prize: Three (3) winners will win one of the following prize packages--

1st Prize:  1.7 fl. oz. Pretty Woman Perfume, Candle,"On The Go" Set, and Cosmetic Bag  ($132 value)!

2nd Prize:    1 fl. oz. Pretty Woman Perfume, "On The Go" Set, and Candle ($110 value)!

3rd Prize:     "On The Go" Set and Candle ($46 value)!

Dates of entry: 11/21/14–12/07/14 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility:  Open to USA addresses.  No PO Boxes.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn's Botanical Hand Therapy Trio and Citron, Honey & Coriander Ornament Holiday Tins 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.



Deciding what sort of gifts your family and friends can take a lot of thought.  But, if you’re looking for a few wonderful stocking stuffer ideas that would be especially welcome at this time of year, then you came to the right place. 

Regardless of age or sex, who on your list wouldn’t appreciate some winter hand care in festive holiday tins like the Botanical Hand Therapy Trio Tin ($20.00) or the Citron, Honey & Coriander Ornament Tin ($14.00) that Crabtree & Evelyn sent me for this review?

This Botanical selection comes in with three tubes (25g) of Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy in Citron, Honey & Coriander scent, the second in Avocado, Olive & Basil, and a third tube in Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed. This hard-working formula heals dry, irritated hands with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, myrrh extract and moisture-locking ceramides.
These holiday hand cream tins also are available in other tempting Crabtree & Evelyn scents so do check them out!

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Give Her the Gift Women Long for–The Ultimate Gift of Youth Gift Set From L’Occitane en Provence! (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.


After my love affair with L’Occitane en Provence’s Divine Youth Oil and Immortelle Precious Cream, I couldn’t wait for the Ultimate Gift of Youth Gift Set to arrive.  This anti-aging collection includes their two-award winning products of Divine Cream (1.7 oz.) and Divine Eyes (0.50 oz.) in addition to the Divine Lotion (1.7 oz), and Precious Cleansing Foam (5.1 fl. oz.). 


L’Occitane en Provence’s Divine skin care line gets its greatness from the Immortelle flower, which really does have an amazing way to kick start a dull complexion into one that is glowing and revitalized from what I have observed using that Divine Youth Oil along with their Immortelle Precious Cream.  Read my earlier review for all the details.

I discovered the Divine Lotion is so much more than a toner.  It is an enchanting floral pre-treatment of beneficial plant oils and immortelle before turning to the Divine Cream.

The texture of the Divine Cream is so luxurious and rich, but quite light when applied.  My dry complexion immediately felt soothed, hydrated, and fresher.  Although I just started it, I am looking forward to seeing further improvements once L’Occitane en Provence’s immortelle fueled up botanical complex of 7-plant derived active ingredients has even more time to work.

I tried the Precious Cleansing Foam last night for the first time to take off my makeup.  After gently massaging my face with a bit of this fragrant foam, I had all the old gunk rinsed off and down the drain.  What was left behind was comfort and softness without any tightness.

If you haven’t tried any of the Divine products yet, The Ultimate Gift of Youth Set is a perfect introduction to experiencing some skin wonders. Normally, this set retails for $227.50 but now can be hand at L'Occitane en Provence's website for just $182.00 in time for gifting yourself or someone else this holiday season!  


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

**WIN**Tablet PC--TrekStor Xiron SurfTabs 7" Tablet PC From Mediasonic ($90) Giveaway!–Ends December 6, 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.


I discovered the ideal tablet for my purposes, the TrekStor Xiron SurfTabs 7" Tablet PC that’s sold on Amazon.com by Mediasonic for only $89.99.  The tablet, being only 7 inches, is one of the reasons why I like it so much.  It’s bigger than a smartphone, but the tablet’s size makes it much easier for surfing the net, while not taking up a lot of space in my handbag.

And it’s fast since it has a quad-core processor running the Android OS. That OS is the most widely used operating system, due to all the Android devices out there.  This makes getting apps effortless.  All you need to do is go to the Google Play Store and you’ll find many fantastic and often free apps to download.

I downloaded one to let me listen to internet radio and finding the radio show I wanted was a breeze.  Things like YouTube work great as well.  

This tablet comes with a sturdy aluminum case that’s durable yet lightweight.  It has all the bells and whistles you expect from a tablet like dual cameras so you can do a lot more than just watching videos or listening to the radio. 

You have ports for a Micro SD memory allowing you to expand the memory to 32GB. Connecting this up to your HDTV is a snap with the port for HDMI too.  Using any cable you would hook your MP3 Player to your car’s audio system allowed me to hook my tablet to my sound system.  It’s both a  fun toy and a very useful tool.   

Sending emails is simpler with this tablet than a smartphone.  If someone is having trouble doing that this larger screen really helps.  And if you use Gmail, the tablet has an app already installed.  I used other email accounts and it is just as trouble free.  

When I got my TrekStor Xiron SurfTabs 7" Tablet PC I was in the process of writing a review when my guy, who loves all things techie,  found and started monopolizing it.  Now he set all the passwords and set up the 802.11n WiFi so he’s forgiven.  But his endorsement is telling since he can be picky when it comes to electronic gadgets.  

You should check out my review I just wrote a few days ago.  All the specs are there.

Whether you want this yourself or give one for a gift you’ll be delighted with this tablet!
Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*

The sponsor, Mediasonic  wants to provide one winner in the USA a TrekStor Xiron SurfTabs 7" Tablet PC.  

Giveaway Details and How to Enter–

Prize: One (1) winner will receive a Tablet PC from Mediasonic:  TrekStor Xiron SurfTabs 7" Tablet PC ($89.99 value).

Dates of entry: 11/19/14–12/05/14 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility:  Open to USA addresses.  No PO Boxes.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  

How to Enter:  Please use the Rafflecopter widget.  You can return daily and log in again with your email to tweet.


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