Friday, October 24, 2014

L’Occitane en Provence’s NEW Shea Whipped Collection for Softness That Never Felt So Good! (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.

The Shea Butter collection is one of L’Occitane en Provence’s best selling product lines. Most notable is their Shea Butter Hand Cream, which has been bringing relief and softness to suffering hands for twenty years now.  To mark this remarkable anniversary, the company has recently launched a new limited edition Shea Whipped Collection that sports an amazing fluffier texture that your skin will love.

The Whipped Body Butter inside that tin ($24) is a rich, but weightless mousse that absorbed into my dry skin instantly without leaving any greasy residue behind.  With its 10% formula and soothing innocent fragrance, it has a light as air feeling and is a thorough way to moisturize and protect you all over during the cold weather months.  

Showering with the Whipped Shower Foam ($20) is a delight and tempting way to start or finish a day. The product comes as a clear liquid that once pumped out turns into a puff of creamy emulsion to pamper every inch of you with silky moisture as it cleans. 

Wait until I tell you that this version of their awesome Shea Butter Hand Cream has even more Shea in the Whipped Hand Cream!  Instead of 20% Shea, dry, rough hands benefit further with 25% in this limited edition formula, which will be sold in travel size ($12 for 1-oz.) only.

A cause important to L’Occitane en Provence is preventing blindness.  Therefore, they released their Shea Butter Apricot Solidarity Soap ($3) on World Sight Day (October 8) with 100% of the profits headed for NGO, an organization dedicated to helping bring much needed eye care to those in underdeveloped countries.

Do yourself a favor and check these wonderful products from L’Occitane en Provence’s Shea Whipped Collection and the Solidarity Soap while they are available.  Your skin will thank you, not to mention that warm feeling you’ll get knowing with each bar of soap that you’ll be helping change a less fortunate life.  

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Quick Fix for Your Flyaway Hair Problem

Flyaway hair can be a problem, especially in the winter.  The next time that this happens to you, I have a sure fix to tame that wild hair.  You might want to try heading to your kitchen or pantry for some olive oil.

One-fourth of a teaspoon of olive oil will be enough to make problem hair more manageable besides adding some extra shine.

I hope that you try this because it never let me down yet!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Are You Giving Your Skin Care Products Enough Time to Work?

Are you constantly changing your skin care regime because you’re not seeing any real improvements? If this sounds like you, then the product itself may not necessarily be to blame. The real truth is that you may not have been using that product long enough since some lines take longer than others depending on their formulas before you’ll notice changes.

For instance, some anti-aging lines can take up to three months before you’ll notice a difference. 

Acne products show results faster.  Sometime, this type of skin care may take anywhere from six weeks to three months.

On the other hand, skin-lightening products can be extremely slow working.  On an average, these products can take about six to twelve months of use before the bleaching effect is thoroughly realized.

Regardless of any recommended time there is something to keep in mind.  Stop using a product immediately if you develop redness, a rash, itching, or any swelling because it signals an allergy.  In fact, you can become allergic to products that you use faithfully at any time so be careful.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Unexpected Home Remedy to Do Away With Dandruff!

If you suddenly discovered a few flakes of dandruff and want to run out and immediately buy a bottle of medicated dandruff shampoo, then you might be wasting your money and drying out your hair unnecessarily.  Unless you know how to distinguish between flakes of dandruff and those flakes left behind from styling products, you may not even have an actual dandruff problem. 

First of all, you need to look at those flakes again and examine the color.  Dandruff flakes are white.  On the other hand, the residue from styling products usually is not white and being sheerer in appearance.

Those flakes caused from a build up of styling products are better dealt with clarifying shampoo.  You can even make your own as I mentioned in an earlier post just by adding one tablespoon of baking soda to two and a half tablespoons of your normal shampoo. This really does strip away all that gunk and leaves hair beautiful again.  

Then again, you might be saddled with white dandruff flakes. In that case, you could also try crushing two aspirins (use only if you are not allergic to aspirin) and mixing them with the same amount of your normal shampoo. The reason this can help this problem is the fact that aspirins have salicylic acid, which is the same effective ingredient found in higher priced dandruff shampoos.

Try this advice because you have nothing to lose–only more beautiful hair to gain!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Blush Mystery Beauty Box October 2014 Doesn’t Disappoint! (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.

A better way to say shopping with Blush Mystery Beauty Box is like having your own entourage of beauty advisors at your disposal because their choices of beauty products always seem to be on target with me. 

Blush Mystery Beauty Box is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box worth more than $100 of cosmetics, skin and hair products from full to sample sizes.  For just $24.95 a month for a monthly subscription or $34.95 if you want to buy one box at a time, you can reap the benefits of their beauty knowledge.

Are you ready to dive into what I found in my latest black bag?  Let me show you the great stash of products.

Blush Mystery Beauty Box October 2014

1.  Cargo BeachBlush (Cable Beach)–Full Size–$30.00

2.  Klorane Shampoo With Desert DateFull Size–$15.00

3.  Strivectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment– Sample (.25 oz.)–$16.00

4.  Batiste Dry Shampoo (Original)–Sample (1.6 oz.)–$2.00

5.  Glytone Hydrating Eye CreamFull Size–$38.00

Total Value: $101.00   

What I first saw the Cargo blush, I couldn’t wait to try it. Immediately, I dusted some of that beautiful pink-peach-and beige ribbons of gleaming color and fell in love with the product for how naturally glowing the effect was on my cheeks. 

The Klorane shampoo had a delectable date fragrance that was wonderful because it does seem to linger in your hair afterwards.  It also did help bring out luster.

The Strivectin Night Treatment will have to wait until I wrap up a few more skin care products reviews.  I definitely will use it and expect nicer skin since I already am familiar with the regular Strivectin.

Another product that I didn’t get around to using yet is the Batiste Dry Shampoo.  However, I am saving this for packing in a suitcase when traveling for in between shampoos.

Glytone Hydrating Eye Cream is a new brand to me.  This is a luxurious formula that kept that delicate under eye area moisturized and supple for when I applied my concealer and liner.

I honestly thought this was a fantastic and wonderfully balanced assortment for skin to hair. Do visit Blush Mystery Beauty Box and check it out!

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

You’ll Love My Dinner in a Snap Cheesy-Chicken Casserole Especially When You Need to Free Up Your Day!

Today, I have a fabulous main course recipe with my Dinner in a Snap Cheesy-Chicken Casserole that is delicious and so easy to prepare that you will wonder how such a great dish could also be so simple to make!  

All the effort required is just a minimum of chopping before assembling the ingredients and storing in the refrigerator until when you take it out and pop your casserole dish in the oven the next day.  

Besides that, this creamy casserole will also save you money because you can throw in leftover chicken, turkey, beef, and even any leftover veggies if you desire to accompany the mushrooms, onion, and some elbow macaroni.  

If you want a richer sauce, then substitute the same amount of evaporated milk for the plain milk for a more velvety consistency.

I do hope that you will want to try this casserole because even the most reluctant eaters usually ask for seconds.  

Dinner in a Snap Cheesy-Chicken Casserole

1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup
1 small onion or about ½ cup 
Two cups of milk or evaporated milk
8 oz. cups of uncooked elbow macaroni
½ lb. of Velveeta cheese
1 cup of fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup of chopped green pepper
3 cups of diced, cooked chicken, turkey, or beef
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of curry powder 
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper 

Once you have everything chopped and clean, you just mix all the ingredients together in your casserole dish, cover, and then store in your refrigerator until needed.

Later, you bake your casserole in a 350-degree oven for about an hour or so, depending on how your oven is regulated.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW Memebox Makeup Line! Special Deals Launching October 23, 2014–You MUST Sign Up for Early Access!

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Beauty lovers, I have something exciting to tell you about. On October 23, 2014 at 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time Memebox plans to release a new makeup line where you will be able to get early access to snag great deals on some of their trendiest and most popular products.  

Sign up through my link if you want to get in on some awesome Korean beauty.  Only those signing up before the launch will be granted early access to this amazing roll-out.  Don’t miss it!
Stay tuned to Nuts 4 Stuff because I will give the full scoop about what's coming and those deals as soon as I get further info.

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