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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Friday, October 17, 2014

Discover How to Open Up Small eyes In a Snap!

You may think that you have been cursed being born with small eyelids, but there is a trick to open them up and make those beautiful eyes of yours bigger that you may not have thought of. 
The secret involves a slightly dark shade of eye shadow and adjusting your application to place it above your normal eye lid crease.  Believe it or not, this newly made eyelid crease will lengthen the dimensions of the eye beautifully!

Don’t be surprised if people start asking what is different about you.  

Try this, ladies, because it does help!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mally Beauty Pro-Tricks Correcting Palette (Lighter) 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.

Each of us knows what we consider our best features and those other features we think less of.  However, learning how to fool the eye with makeup to cast highlights and shadows can dramatically alter a face.  I had the opportunity to put Mally Beauty’s Pro-Tricks Correcting Palette to see how it would work for just that purpose.

Mally Beauty’s Pro-Tricks Correcting Palette has three shades in one compact with a lighter highlight shade, a middle shade that is a bit darker, and then a deeper color for contouring. Being fair-skinned, I went with the Lighter version of this palette over the Deeper one.

I prepped first with this palette of what Mally Roncal terms “war paint” before my foundation and the rest of my makeup. I began with the darkest and brushed some of this creamy shade underneath my jaw line, in the hollows of my cheeks, down the sides of my nose, and under the tip of my nose to create the illusions I needed. 

Next, I went with the lightest color for the top of my cheekbones, in the center of my forehead, under my eyes, at the bridge of my nose, underneath the eyebrows, and at the center of my chin.  You can also mix both light shades for the under eye area depending on your coloring, but I preferred using the palest color along. 
Afterwards, I dabbed on my foundation and normal under eye concealer before I finally went to work blending everything together.  At once, I noticed my face went from being oval to having more chiseled cheeks, a higher forehead, a slimmer nose, and a lift in the eye area. I finished off with my other cosmetics and really liked what I saw in the mirror using this palette.

Find Mally Beauty’s Pro-Tricks Correcting Palette ($40) at Mally Beauty or QVC.  Do look for this product because it really comes in handy for helping you do a little face magic!

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

**WIN**Memebox Beauty and Meme Points Giveaway! (New Accounts Only)–Ends October 20, 2014

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

Today, I have wonderful news that I am thrilled to share. Memebox is sponsoring a giveaway where everyone that enters wins something!   However, you need to be a new account holder to be eligible.

I have to admit that I have discovered so many great Asian beauty products through Memebox that I now use regularly. If you are new to this Korean beauty box service, then let me tell you that you are losing out on some amazing beauty items that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Each Memebox has a specific beauty theme and most of their boxes retail for $23 plus $6.99 for shipping while others may higher or lower.  When you see a box that catches your eye, my advice is to put your order in sooner than later because Memeboxes have a tendency to sell out quickly so keep that thought in mind.

Memebox is always running sales and deals that you can find on my site.  Count on always finding a $5 coupon code to save that does change monthly for one-time use as well as those many other codes for further deals. Type in Memebox in my search box and check out each month’s new coupon codes and special offers. 

Here’s LOTS of NEW October 2014 Coupon Codes!

Enter Code 7D2U gets you $5 off any order (expires October 31)

Take $5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3 

Take $8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

AFFILIATE-4481-PP8X7-CACO–gives you a $5.00 discount on orders above $100

AFFILIATE-2397-PJDM0-EUDU–gives you a $10 discount on orders above $150

**Please note that you don’t have to enter the last two affiliate codes if you make your purchase through my links.  Those discounts will automatically apply to your order.**

There is so much to love about Memebox like their SALES and the Memeshop with their unique products. With that said, let me tell you more about this exciting giveaway.

This giveaway is open to new Memebox customers only. Duplicate accounts will not be considered. If you choose to unsubscribe, this will remove you from all commercial emails including but not limited to the following: marketing emails, affiliate emails and VIP emails.

There will be one grand price winner that will receive thirty meme points (equivalent to one $23 box + shipping)

Two second place winners will receive seven meme points each (equivalent to the price of standard shipping).

Third place winners means that all sign ups will receive three meme points to spend on future purchases (and if you have won first or second place, you will still keep the three points in addition to the prize points).

Mandatory to enter:

1. You MUST sign up for a new account with Memebox and include your complete shipping details.

2. You must also sign up for the Memebox newsletter.

3. You must follow Nuts 4 Stuff on Google Friends Connect.  If you already follow, then INCLUDE your ***EMAIL*** with the name in a comment!

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Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Be sure you include your email address inside your comment so I can contact you if you win.   This giveaway is open to residents world-wide.  

***Any entries that contain a link or website address for redirecting readers to your site to sell your products will be deleted when found.  I am giving you a chance to win, not advertise for free.*** Do follow the rules because I check entries.   Be alert that if you attempt to enter using multiple identities will be grounds for disqualification.

This giveaway ends October 20, 2014 at 12 PM Eastern Standard Time. 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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Meet Your New #BeautyBFF!--IT Brushes for ULTA 12 Must-Have Brushes (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.

Having quality and using specific brushes matter when applying cosmetics and do make all the difference in how your makeup goes on.  If you ask me, a company that makes excellent brushes is IT Cosmetics because their luxurious brushes are what I rely on to perfect my look. 

With that said, I have some exciting news to share.  IT Cosmetics teamed up with ULTA with three exclusive collections (Airbrush Essentials, Live Beauty Fully Inspired, and the Velvet Luxe) of their fabulous brushes! 

I received a sampling of each of those lines with their 12 Must-Have Brushes.  These are the essentials you need to do all your beauty tasks from working with foundations, powders, blushes, bronzers, concealers, eye shadows, eye liners, and brows to smooth, perfect, blend, and blur cosmetics with more precision like any makeup artist.  

I know once you try these brushes that they also will become your new #BeautyBFF!  Take a look at my photos and see for yourself how plush and well built these are.   

From the Airbrush Collection is the Essential Bronzer No. 114 ($26) on the left, then the Complexion Perfection No. 115 ($24) also from the Airbrush line in the middle with the All Over Powder No. 211 ($40) from the Live Beauty Full on the right.
This second photo has on the left the OMG! Foundation No. 106 ($24) brush from the Airbrush Collection with Flawless Blush No. 227 ($28) in the middle from Live Beauty Fully and ending on the right with the Blurring Foundation No. 101 from the Airbrush Collection.

This third photo has two of my favorites from their Velvet  Luxe Collection with the LBD Foundation No. 302 ($38) on the left and the Soft Focus Sculpting No. 315 ($34) on the right.  They have a pampering feel!

In this last photo, I want to show you these wonderful eye brushes.  The first two are from the Live Beauty Fully line.  Starting on the left is the Essential Concealer No. 212 ($22), then the Angled Liner/Brown No. 217 ($16) followed by the Precision Shadow No. 112 from the Airbrush Collection with the Blending Crease No. 105 ($14) also from the same Airbrush Collection.

Ladies, I can't stress enough how important it is to have great brushes like these to work with.  Once you use them yourself, you'll understand why I love my new  IT Brushes for ULTA so.  Check them out and thank me later!

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