Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fuego Box May 2017 Review

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This is the trio for May 2017 from Fuego Box.

I do like to turn up the heat and I’m not afraid to tell you so.  This is why I adore Fuego Box, the online hot sauce subscription box.  This is the ultimate way any hot sauce fanatic can get their hot and spicy fix with three unique sauces in each box that truly know how to pleasure the taste buds.

The cost is $29.95 per quarter with free shipping.  Inside your box, you also get an informational card about the sauces and recommended foods to coordinate with each sauce.  You can also buy one box at time for just $12.95 with a $5.00 shipping fee.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Molton Brown's Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream Review

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This hand cream has more of a  refreshing citrus scent than you might expect.


Unlike the sweeter fruity-floral rush of Delicious Rhubarb & Rose, this variation is Molton Brown’s Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream is a bit more on the tart and citrus inspired than any floral rose scent.

The formula nourishes dry skin with the help of rhubarb and rose extracts among its ingredients.  It didn’t make my hands feel greasy or sticky, which is important to me with all the time I spend typing at my computer.  Nor do you have to use all that much to keeps hands smooth.  Yet, the best part is its zesty, uplifting lingering scent that lightly clings nicely to your skin.

Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream retails for $15 for 1.4 oz. on Amazon.

Have you tried any Molton Brown’s hand creams yet? Check their website out!

Friday, May 26, 2017

C.O. Bigelow Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904 and Rose Salve Tin No. 012 Review

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This cleanser is extra gentle and doesn't strip dry skin's precious oils.

C.O. Bigelow was established in 1838 and happens to be the oldest apothecary in America!  I’ve heard of them, but I never got around to trying any of their products until a few arrived for this review with their Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904 and Rose Salve Tin No. 012.

The Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904 ($25) is a creamy, non-scented lotion intended for normal/dry skin that is enriched with moisturizing ingredients such as sweet almond oil, aloe and calendula extract for better keeping the complexion soft and soothed as it removes grime and makeup. 

Just as you would with any creamy cleanser, I applied some of this lotion to my dry face and lightly massaged the product in, which is the best method to activate it.  Some people prefer to immediately wash it off after cleaning, but I like to wipe off with a washcloth first before rinsing.

I liked how it melted the makeup and didn’t strip the skin’s oils in the process for a gentle, but moisturized clean.  If have problems with some cleansers leaving your skin feeling taunt afterward, this one was great with my dry complexion. 


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This little tin really heals!

Rose Salve Tin No. 012 ($5.50) is one of the indispensable skin healing products that should be in every home for what this pink tin can do for dry, hurting chapped lips and skin irritation with its beneficial rose extract.   This stuff even helped with a paper cut I got!  
  
As you might guess, I am so glad that I sampled these marvelous C.O. Bigelow products  because it only made me want to try more to see what else I have been missing.  

Have you tried anything from C.O. Bigelow yet?  If not, you definitely should start that exploration with my particular favorite their Rose Salve Tin No. 012 or Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Joseph Nogucci Awakening | Silver Aura Silver Leaf Jasper Bracelet Review – FREE Bracelet Offer for First-Time Customers–HURRY!

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The Awakening bracelet is such a versatile piece.


Joseph Nogucci makes some beautiful bracelets.  In fact, the Awakening Silver Aura Leaf Jasper Bracelet ($38) is the fourth one I now own from his collection.  If you want to see my other three pieces, read my original review.

This particular one with its 6mm semi-precious stones in varying multicolored browns and grays is set off with five silver accent beads is advertised to help with mental awakening to stimulate new ideas, which I can never enough of.  My lovely new bracelet is well crafted with an elastic cord that nearly any wrist can stretch into. This piece is  comfortable and doesn’t weigh my slender wrist down when I type or have anything sharp that can snag stockings.

Right now, the company is offering first-time customers a free bracelet just for the cost off shipping. However, you don’t have much time to get in on this deal because it expires in about a day or so.  

Here is the link to the Joseph Nogucci bracelet collection to take advantage.  Don’t delay because these are so pretty to dress any outfit!

Beessential Relaxing Lavender Honey Hand & Body Cream, Lavender With Bergamot Moisturizing Body Wash and Lemon-Lavender Lip Balm Review

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These products soothe and soften without harsh chemicals!


A great way to unwind after a long, stressful day is pampering my body with indulgent natural skin care from head to toe such as what Beessential sent me with one of their body washes, hand & body lotions and lip balm. 

This is a small Ohio company that uses their own home grown honey to manufacture and control all aspects of their products. They only use healthy ingredients like coconut, olive and virgin hemp oils and never sulfates, parabens or PEG.

The Lavender With Bergamot Moisturizing Body Wash ($8.99) has lavender and bergamot essential oils that made for a relaxing time in my tub.  It lathered up wonderfully and was pleasing to cleanse with.

Once I jumped out of the tub, I gave my still damp body an ample lubing with their Relaxing Lavender Honey Hand & Body Cream ($12.99).  This was a rich cream that locked in moisture and softened me with a refreshing light scent.

My lips are always craving extra moisture despite the season.  I found their Lemon-Lavender Lip Balm 2-Pack ($5.98) up to the task of soothing dryness with a pleasant taste.

If you’re looking for reasonably priced natural body care, find Beessential products at their website and do browse!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mally Beauty More Is More Mascara Review

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You'll love what you can do for your eyes with this mascara.


Unlike some of you, I don’t naturally come by long, lush lashes unless I meet up with great mascara.  I don’t know if you had a chance to try Mally Beauty’s More Is More Mascara yet, but PR kindly sent me one to see what I thought.

This is a jet black formula with a nicely designed, slender brush with additional bristles on the tip for lengthening, defining and separating to give that effect of false lashes. This mascara also has a special sealant that helps protect from smudging and flaking.

The formula has a creamy, wonderful consistency that goes on the lashes beautifully.  This mascara really captures lashes easily to thicken and lengthen.  I liked how quickly I could build up my lashes and separate them for real impact without needing to curl them first.  
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This mascara is easy to take off, too.

My eyes can be sensitive, especially at this time of year with everything blooming.  However, the formula is gentle and non-irritating as well. This mascara also didn’t smudge in all the hours I had it on, but flaked slightly toward evening when I went to take it off.

Something else fantastic about More Is More mascara is how great this mascara is to remove with just a regular eye makeup remover.

The next time you are on the prowl for new mascara, especially if you don’t have the best lashes, make it a point to try Mally Beauty’s More Is More Mascara ($20) because you will be glad that you did!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PUR Cosmetics Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick Review

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If oil is a problem, this stick is a handy helper.


If you read me regularly, then you probably are aware that I have dry skin for the most part.  This is true except for an oily nose, which baffles me since the rest of my T-zone is fine. This shiny nose problem gets worse through the heat of summer.  With that said, I thought PUR’s Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick might be a helpful save from over powdering or using a blotting sheet.

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Here is what the product looks like.

This white blotting stick is what you use instead of your normal mattifying primer and apply to dry skin before makeup.  The product comes in a short, chubby silver tube that is perfect for throwing in your handbag or targeting smaller areas like a nose or running over your T-zone.  

When I read the ingredients, I noticed it had one particular ingredient that I knew could help to produce a mattifying effect.  It was silica in the formula.

When I tried it, I was pleased at how well it kept my nose shine free for hours without the need to retouch. I’m glad that I found this product now before broiling summer sets in to make that shine more of an issue.  

If you also need to zap up excess oil, PUR Cosmetics Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick ($26) is worth trying. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

**WIN**DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa Review + ($972) Giveaway!–Ends June 10, 2017

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Meet the new object of my desires, my DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa!


I am smitten with my new modular sofa bed that arrived because it does so much more than look beautiful in my house with its clean, straight lines.  Besides being extremely comfortable due to its specially designed foam cushions for lumber support whether sitting or sleeping when an extra bed is called for, it also has plenty of deep, inner storage within its ottomans.  It also gives me more decorating freedom to use it differently by separating the pieces into two separate chairs, or a chaise or buying additional ottomans if I care to expand my design plan for the room.  However, my DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa that I received for this review and giveaway gives me all those options unlike what you normally can expect from a sofa bed.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

**WIN**Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate 5 Treatment Mask to Ramp Up Your Beauty Review + ($225) Giveaway (3 Winners)!–Ends June 9, 2017

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This box contains five separate masks to rescue your skin.


The best anti-aging ingredients can make a striking improvement to your complexion. To make those effective ingredients work even harder, the formula needs to have an innovative delivery system to reach deeper for the skin’s ultimate benefits like the remarkable difference that you can expect from the Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask that I have been testing for this review and giveaway.  

The Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask is unique because it is the first hydrogen water filled premium skin care mask of its kind.  Without going into all the science, hydrogen has the perfect size molecule, being the smallest atom on the planet to reverse free radical damage by its unsurpassed ability to penetrate skin cells to neutralize toxic oxygen that is already inside the skin and converting it to water.