Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NEW Health Beauty Life’s Like It, Love It, Want It Box Subscription Program 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 I was approached about voicing my opinion on the recently debuted quarterly subscription box program from Health Beauty Life, I was eager to see what this new Like It, Love It, Want It Box offered.

After all, discovering new products that might work better than what I currently use is important to me since it can save me time and money.

Now that my box is here, I can understand why Health Beauty Life calls it Like It, Love It, Want It Box because the contents were awesome. You can expect at least five fabulous products (beauty, health, food, fashion, or travel related items) to show up with a value of $100 or more for $29.95 plus tax and shipping for each box.

When I tell you about the incredible assortment I received, then you will understand why I think this subscription is such a great bargain. Look at what I got below:

1. Skin Joy Moisturizing Spray–FULL SIZE–This convenient spray on type of a moisturizer is lightweight and wonderful with the upcoming warm weather. It is fast-absorbing and perfect for all skin types.

2. Keeki Pure & Simple Cherry Liscious Body Lotion–FULL SIZE–What a delicious aroma this yummy skin pampering lotion has as it treats with nourishing jojoba, shea butter, and coconut oils.

3. Dial-A-Smile Zero White Teeth Whitening System–FULL SIZE–You get three treatments besides a free whitening pen!

4. Paleo Krunch Grainless Granola Bar– 1.5 oz.–This bar was so good with coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, almonds, and honey!

5. HBL Hair Masque (6.7 oz.)–FULL SIZE–This is my not first experience with HBL Hair products, which are topnotch in my book. This is an intensive deep conditioning that did a nice job for helping bring back the luster and softness to my dry hair.

6. Bella Vado Avocado Oil Lip Cream--FULL SIZE–I loved how soothing this creamy lip product was on my dry lips. The Peppermint flavor I got was so refreshing. There are four other varieties available.

7. Health Beauty Life Magazine–This is a fascinating magazine full of celebrity news, fashion, beauty, fitness, and travel.

Wow, right? The Health Beauty Life Like It, Love It, Want It Box did more than impress me. It made me want another one now that I know what a find it is. How about

You can cancel this quarterly subscription at any time, but honestly why would you want with give up a deal like this?

Find more information on HealthBeautyLife’s Like It, Love It, Want It Box online.

You also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Beyonce's NEW Rise Eau de Parfum Spray 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.
Super talented, Beyonce has done it again and launched her ninth perfume. Rise, which just hit stores February 2014, is a sensational tribute of helping a woman find inner strength to overcoming self-defeating barriers that keep her from shining with the confidence and beauty of a superstar that is within all women. 

This addictive fruity-floral created by perfumer, Loc Dong, is a mastery of spirit, will, and passion that will take you by storm with the sophistication it encompasses.

The fragrance sparkles with bright notes of apricot, Italian bergamot and iced basil sorbet as it opens. The result is a fluid, fresh start.

The floral heart is romantic and feminine, but strong as well. With orchid, freesia, and Sambac jasmine flowers, those notes contribute a voluptuous and empowering feel to the fragrance, which skillfully emerges as it warms.

As this heady scent dries down it further entices with sexy notes of autumn woods, cashmere, musk, and vetiver. The combination with its powdery appeal is so alluring that you will love the seductive way it tenderly beckons.

If you appreciate a luxurious fruity-floral bordering on light, woody-oriental, then you need to experience Beyonce’s Rise Eau de Parfum because it is glorious. Do check it out and you will be glad you did.

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Blush Mystery Beauty Box April 2014 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 it comes to putting a beauty lover in touch with the perfect choice of products from luxury brands, a Blush Mystery Beauty Box is the way to go. Their panel of beauty experts really knows their stuff because I never seem to be disappointed in any of their selections so far.

For $24.95 a month or $34.95 for a one time purchase, you can get acquainted with some amazing products or brands worth at least $100 that you might never have discovered if not for signing up for this beauty subscription.

The April 2014 box that they came up with for this month is a good example. Here is what I found inside along with two bonus sample packets from Dermalogica.

1. Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray (Full Size) $25

2. Cult Cosmetics Nail Polish in Runyon–(Full Size) $12

3. Jonathan Infinite Volume Shampoo (Full Size) $20

4. La Bella Donna Love Lips Collection Duo Lip Crayon in Admire ($28.50)

5. Darphin Stimulskin Plus Divine Multi-Corrective Cream (0.17 oz. sample) $29.50 value

The Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo is something I keep on hand because it does a wonderful job of perking up your hair when you don’t have time for a normal shampoo or you overdo the styling products. 

I have never tried anything from Cult Cosmetics but like the fact this polish is formaldehyde and toluene free to keep nails healthier is something I liked, especially with how sensitive my nails are. Usually, I veer toward more traditional colors but this greenish-gray shade of Runyon is something different for me and I am ready to give this fun color a whirl.

Jonathan Product Infinite Volume Shampoo is another new product to me. This sulfate and paraben-free formula smells divine when you lather as it gently cleansed my color-treated hair. Though my hair is thick and this formula is for fine/thin hair, I liked how it managed to make more of my natural curls in the process.

The La Bella Donna Love Lips Duo Lip Crayon was a big hit with yours truly. This is a double-ended pencil with lip color at one end and lip liner at the other. Admire has a nude liner and a gorgeous brownish-pink shade of color, which goes with practically everything!

As far as the Darphin Divine Cream for anti-aging, I will be using that soon once I finish with a current skin care test. I must say that I am very curious to see how this will perform with its sea emeralds to illuminate and correct.

Together, I got more than $115 worth of beauty and had the opportunity to try some new products that I really liked, especially that enticing lippie that did so much for my mouth.

If you never tried Blush Mystery Beauty Box, then you really should because there is no better way to discovering a prettier you than through the help of their beauty experts.  I highly recommend checking this subscription out!

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!!!

Let me wish everyone that celebrates Easter a very happy one. To everyone else, I hope that you have a wonderful day.  However, since this is a very important holiday to me and my family, I will be taking the day off to celebrate. 

Nuts 4 Stuff will be back in normal operation tomorrow.  Until then, take care and I will see you then!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Get More From Your Easter Ham With My Delicious Ham Bone Soup!

Many of us are going to make a ham for our Easter dinner. Before you throw out that ham bone, I have a suggestion. Why waste all that flavor when you can use it to make a great soup? My Delicious Ham Bone Soup is an excellent way to get more of that ham while giving you another very tasty light meal.

This is a hearty soup with beans, potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, carrots and just a few herbs that go wonderfully together. Feel free to throw in bits of some leftover ham, if you so desire.

Here is a tip that I want to pass on. Add the salt when you are cooking dried beans when they are nearly done to help keep them softer. Otherwise, your beans will be hard.

I just hope you try my recipe because it is very good and helps stretch your budget further!

My Delicious Ham Bone Soup

2 cups of dried navy beans
2 whole cloves
1 meaty ham bone
1 cup of cubed potatoes
1 cup of chopped celery
1 cup of finely chopped onion
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
1 cup of cubed carrots
1 bay leaf
2-1/2 quarts of water
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper


Cook the beans in the 2-1/2 quarts of water for about two or three minutes before taking them off of the heat. Now you will let this stand covered for about one hour.

Next, add the ham bone and any small chopped pieces of that leftover ham you need to get rid of along with garlic, cloves, and bay leaf to the beans and water. Keep this covered and simmer for about two hours or until the beans are almost tender.

Now add the rest of the vegetables, salt, and pepper and simmer an additional one hour.

Remove the ham bone and cut off the meat, which you can throw back into the soup before pitching that bone.

Reheat to almost boiling and be sure to remove the bay leaf before serving.


Friday, April 18, 2014

How to Keep Your Makeup Brushes in the Best Shape Possible!

Cleaning your makeup brushes is important if you want those expensive tools to last and best enhance your beauty. Otherwise, makeup does accumulate on the soft, quality bristles that can affect their performance if not done regularly.

Your complexion can also suffer since neglected makeup brushes harbor bacteria, which can cause your perfect skin to break out. Therefore, you need to make it a point to schedule time once a week to washing them.

As I mentioned in an earlier post about caring for your makeup brushes, I like to use baby shampoo to wash mine in. Of course, you use a more expensive professional brush cleaner to give you the same results. However, the only advantage of going that route is this type of cleaner makes your brushes dry faster than with the cheaper baby shampoo.

What I recently found helpful was a trick I learned from a friend of mine who happens to be a makeup artist. She suggested that after washing my brushes that I should use a small amount of a light, leave in hair conditioner directly after and allow it to remain for about minute before rinsing out.

Once you finish rinsing the conditioner away, you gently squeeze to get rid extra moisture before reshaping the bristles with your hands. Lay your brushes on a clean towel and let them dry.

I was surprised at how much better my brushes with those bristles with natural hairs turned out. Do try this on your own high-end makeup brushes and prepare to be amazed at how new they will look again.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Make a Statement--Cate & Chloe Jewelry's VIP Membership Monthly Subscription and Layla “Beauty” Pendant Necklace 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.

All fashion forward ladies know if you want to make a statement then the right accessories can help you accomplish that goal. With eye-catching classics to fun pieces, Cate & Chloe Jewelry has what it takes to give you that extra chic edge that always promises second looks!

Their beautiful collection of jewelry ranges from $69 to $135 a piece. Whatever your personal style preference might be, this company has the perfect finishing touch for your outfits.

How about taking a peek at their Layla "Beauty" Pendant Necklace ($115) that I was sent with its dazzling CZ Stone and silver-plated embellishments and tell me that you don’t want more from their fabulous collection of jewelry?

Recently I told you how you can build on your jewelry wardrobe with their VIP Membership program. If you are not aware of this monthly jewelry subscription, you need to check it out because for just $39.99 a month you would receive two such standout pieces valued at more than $200.

Here is how the program works. Sign up and expect to receive your first box about the first of the month and the second around the fifteen of that month. One of your new treasures will be a pre-release piece that is only available to subscribers and the other will be from their current collection.

For $39.99 per month, there are no shipping charges even if you buy additional Cate & Chloe jewelry, which if you want to make those outfits rock like I do that you probably will. Membership also gives you 20% discount on additional pieces, including sale items.

est assure, fashionista, that if you don’t care for one of the selections that you can easily exchange it. All you have to do is contact their special phone or email support representative.

Cate & Chloe even gives subscribers a tracking email the date their boxes are sent out so you are prepared for its arrival.

I really love the Cate & Chloe Jewelry VIP Membership because it is a great way to get some notice-me pieces to build on your own jewelry collection. 

Now is the perfect time to check the VIP Membership out because the company will give Nuts 4 Stuff readers 20% off your first month's membership when you enter coupon code Nuts4Stuff20 at checkout. (This code will only be valid on the standard month-to-month sign up of $39.99 a month). 

*Disclaimer: This is my own honest opinion. A free product was provided solely to facilitate this review.*