Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Are You Confused About Which is Better When Injured Heat or Ice?

If you are not sure which to use first after an injury, the ice or heat, then just remember this little tip.  Ice relieves the swelling.  Heat, on the other hand, relaxes the muscles.

For instance, if you twisted your ankle, the first thing you should do is apply some cold like a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a cloth or an ice pack.  Keep this cold on the sore spot for about twenty minutes every few hours to help bring down the swelling.

However, if you overdo the housework or gardening and find yourself sore the next day, then heat will work better to relax those muscles.  A moist electric heating pad that draws water from the air is amazing for this type of problem.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Maui Excellent's Hawaiian Floral Aromatherapy Fragrance Trio Review and Giveaway! (2 Winners!)--Ends December 15, 2011

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

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Maui Excellent's Hawaiian Floral Aromatherapy Fragrance Trio 

Imagine wearing a fragrance that offers therapeutic aromatherapy to help change your overall well-being compared to the commercial variety.    I was sent a collection of such fragrances from Maui Excellent that I am thrilled to be able to share with you for this review and giveaway.

Founded in 1999 by Helen Cummings, a clinical massage rehabilitation therapist and teacher, Maui Excellent is an exciting company that offers a natural line of therapeutic aromatherapy essential oils for the skin and body as well as for massage and pain management.  

The Hawaiian Tropical Floral Collection Roll-On Essential Oils  trio comes in the cutest tiny straw tote bag to help you share the spirit of the islands for your family and friends with this special gift of a Pikake Oil, a Gardenia Oil, and a Plumeria Oil.  The filled tote also is great to hang on your Christmas tree as a gift holding ornament for those lucky enough to be discovering those glinting gold caps waiting.

Let me tell you about my joyous experimentations with these fabulous fragrances.  The Pikake Oil is simply one of the most heavenly fragrances that I have ever smelled.  No wonder that this exotic flower is the traditional Hawaiian Jasmine Wedding Flower because it is sweetly romantic, but so sensual while also making you experience heightened feelings of happiness, optimism and allure.  You will feel beautifully transformed with inner confidence.

Next I was enticed by the "Love Attracting Scent" of their Gardenia Oil.  Immediately, I was spellbound by the blooming floral and the magic this bottle contains.  The fragrance evokes feelings of increased femininity, romance, confidence, beauty, and a sense of inner peace.  

The Plumeria Oil leaves you with a warm, blissful feeling once the sweetness of this floral permeates your senses.  This is a soft, beautifully romantic fragrance that will rejuvenate your spirits at the same time it scents you with its exquisite fragrance.

I truly loved all three of these amazing fragrances and would be hard pressed to choose just one as my favorite.  Honestly, I highly recommend Maui Excellent's beneficial fragrances for you and all those when holiday shopping because these products are a beautiful gift to touch someone in a way you had not done before.

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Maui Excellent, two lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers in the United States win the same three Hawaiian Floral Collection Essential Oil Fragrances (each .33 fl. oz)  that I received:  Pikake Oil, Plumeria Oil, and the Gardenia Oil ($36.99 value)!


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Vasanti Cosmetics Review

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The name Vasanti Cosmetics is new to me.  However, I was sent a few of their products to review and must say that I was, indeed, impressed.  In fact, I was wondering how they stayed out of my radar for this long.

I received a tube of the Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm in Grenada.  On their website, the shade looks a bit brighter of a reddish-brown.  In reality, the color is a deeper, warm sheer brown that is natural with just a tad of red to provide a lovely compliment to lips.

Once applied, their tinted lip balm drenched my dry lips with soothing moisture while delivering just enough beautiful color.  This is a wonderful dual purpose product instead of buying two separate items like a lip balm and lip color.

The second item I tried was their Wonders of the World Under Eye and Blemish Concealer in Fair to Medium.   Although I'm not the fairest shade on the spectrum, I'm usually about the second shade of pale beige in any line and found both of the colors that came together in this compact were wearable.   This concealer spread easy enough and covered dark circles wonderfully without settling into any tiny eye creases.    

For a creamy concealer, I was surprised at how well it also handled hiding a tiny mark left from a blemish.  Usually, you would need to use a thicker stick concealer to do the job.  But I must admit, Wonders of the World Under Eye and Blemish Concealer, was now my new good friend that earned a rightful place in my cosmetics bag.

Looking for some awesome new concealer or an amazing tinted lip balm, then you should do yourself a favor and check Vasanti Cosmetics out.  I know I want more of their products and will be visiting them in the near future for myself and for my holiday shopping list.  How about you? 


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Moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm and Wonders of the World Under Eye and Blemish Concealer

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Easiest Custard Pie Ever That Makes its Own Crust!

This recipe is for, perhaps, the easiest pie in the universe!  Regardless if you're a master baker, an inexperienced one, or just someone that loves desserts but finds no time to whip one up, then I think you'll want to try this recipe.  This is so delicious that you need to sample this one yourself.  This is the perfect pie to make when you're desperate for something sweet but feel lazy to bake, but still want it. 

You don't fool around with pie crust for this one.  Yes, you heard me.  This particular pie will do its magic and blend together to make a pie crust of its own.

All you do is get our mixing bowl, throw all the ingredients, beat with a whisk or your electric mixer, and then pour into a greased and floured 9-inch glass pie plate and bake. 

If we all didn't live so far apart, then I would have invited everyone over for a slice because this is the kind of pie that great to share with friends.  I would have just been busy baking for a little while, but I know you would have enjoyed it as much as I would have meeting each of you!

Easiest Custard Pie That Makes its Own Crust

1 can of evaporated milk (12 oz. size)
3 eggs
3/4 cup to 1 cup of sugar 
3 tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of canola oil or melted margarine
shake of nutmeg

Beat everything up and shake on the nutmeg before turning out into your greased and floured 9-inch glass pie pan.  Bake at 350-degrees for about 40-45 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hard Candy Cosmetics 2011 Holiday Collections Review and Giveaway!--Ends December 13, 2011

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**


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4 Piece  Liquid Eyeliner Set and 4 Piece Mouthing Off Lipgloss Set
Do you need some great stocking stuffers?  Hard Candy Cosmetics sent me a few of their 2011 Holiday Gift Sets for lips, eyes, and nails that would please any young woman for this review and giveaway.

Their 4 Piece Mouthing Off Lipgloss Set is a limited edition of sheer shine and luscious color to provide instant holiday glamour in four mini tubes.

Another fun set was the 4 Piece Liquid Eyeliner Set with a classic black color to brighter sparkling shades for show stopping attention.  This is a collection of four of their Walk the Line liquid eyeliners in limited minis that dry quickly and stay put for hours!

I also was sent four mini bottles of Hard Candy's Limited Edition Nail Polishes with Heart Rings.  These bold, glittery shades are perfect for getting into the holiday mood.  Glam it up with these long-lasting polishes that are void of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde for chip-resistant nails for parties or whatever the occasion.

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Limited Edition Nail Polishes with Heart Rings

If you ask me, these holiday collections are a great way to sample some of Hard Candy Cosmetics fantastic products at a fraction.  You can find these special sets only at Walmart.  So stock up and experiment or give as gifts because these sets only stick around for a limited time!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Hard Candy Cosmetics, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins the following below:

4 Piece Mouthing Off Lipgloss Set
4 Piece Liquid Eyeliner Set
4 Limited Edition Nail Polishes with Heart Ring


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Gourmet Gift Baskets Classic Christmas Basket Review 

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Gourmet Gift Baskets Classic Christmas Basket
Are there some people that you have no clue as to what to buy them for a holiday gift?  If so, then I have an easy and delicious solution to help solve that often difficult problem.  You could send them a Classic Christmas Gift Basket like the one I was sent to review from Gourmet Gift Baskets.

The scrumptious assortment of award-winning snack products I received consisted of a big dark chocolate bar, cheese biscuits, raspberry honey mustard pretzel dip, dipping pretzels, peanuts, chocolate-covered cherries, gourmet chocolate-chip pecan cookies, buttered pecan crunch, trail mix, and almond pecan crunch.  This selection was simply hard to pull yourself away from each yummy product.  

This would make a fantastic gift for any person you need to buy for whether for the home or office.  Trust me, no one would be able to resist any basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets from what my family and I sampled. 

So if you're in a fix and need something special to send as a gift or just for yourself, then I highly recommend sending this $59.99  particular Classic Christmas Basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets.  

You can order Gourmet Gift Baskets online, find them on Twitter @gmtgiftbaskets and "Like" them on Facebook.  But I encourage you to find them and spread some holiday cheer giving a basket.

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received was a free product to facilitate this review.*


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm Fabulous Cosmetics Organic Anti-Cellulite Treatment and Sexy Mineral Eye Color Review and Giveaway!--Ends December 12, 2011

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I was sent the Organic Anti-Cellulite Treatment to review along with their Sexy Mineral Eye Color from I'm Fabulous Cosmetics for this review and giveaway.  I had never worked with this company before and was looking forward to seeing how well both of their products performed.

The Sexy Mineral Eye Color I was sent in Blues was a dark vivid blue.  This was a striking color, lighter than a navy blue but with the intensity of a midnight blue.  What I also liked was how long it lasted because it stayed put nicely.

I also tried their Organic Anti-Cellulite Treatment.  I applied some after bathing to my problem areas, mainly hips and thighs, and rubbed it in with a massage like motion.  You can feel a tiny bit of heat as this treatment penetrated those areas.  

I've only used their cellulite product for a few days now, but I do see some slight improvement with that area looking somewhat firmer.  I definitely will keep applying this to those hip and thighs and keep watching to see further progress.

I really enjoyed testing both items from I'm Fabulous Cosmetics and would love trying more of their products because they were beautiful as well as quality.  Do visit their website and explore their gorgeous selection!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to I'm Fabulous Cosmetics, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States win a bottle of their Organic Anti-Cellulite Treatment and a Sexy Mineral Eye Color of their own (a $34 value)!

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Anti-Cellulite Treatment and Sexy Mineral Eye Color

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Garden Botanika Holiday Prime Time Collection Review and Giveaway!--Ends December 10, 2011

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**

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Garden Botanika Holiday Prime Time Collection


When Garden Botanika asked if I wanted to review and giveaway their new Holiday Prime Time Collection, I welcomed the opportunity to test out their four- piece set of primers to keep your makeup intact.  I was curious about what sort of improvement I would notice.


The kit includes their best selling "She's Prepped" Mineral Foundation Primer, a Lash Primer, Shadow Primer, and a Lip Scrub.  These four arrive in a perky green cosmetic case with a protective plastic lining in case of spills.

I was shocked at how using "She's Prepped" Mineral Foundation Primer seemed to work so much better than any moisturizer under my makeup.  This product seemed to mask my pores more to create a smoother surface because when I applied foundation my complexion was void of even the tiniest of flaws. 

The Shadow Primer was so wonderful for keeping mineral eye shadow beautiful without creasing for longer periods of time. 

The Lip Scrub was next for me to test.  After I put some on, I applied some lipstick that usually faded into my skin after about an hour.  I only kept this tube because it was such a pretty color that I liked to wear with one particular outfit.   Nonetheless, it was a pain to constantly need to repair my lips when I wore it.  However, I am happy to report that once I tried their Lip Scrub, I didn't have that same problem.  My lip color was still on my lips all morning until lunch without any signs of bleeding.

I thought the Lash Primer worked nicely thickening and lengthening my lashes considerably.   What else was great was how it kept my non-waterproof mascara in place.  I wore it all day and didn't have any flaking or smudging, even when I forgot I was wearing mascara, and rubbed my eyes. 

I really think these products are worth the extra little bit of time it takes to add them to your beauty routine.  Honestly, you will see an amazing difference in your skin's surface and smoothness that makeup will adhere better.  This set would make an amazing holiday gift for any woman! 

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Garden Botanika, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins the same fabulous set below:

Holiday Prime Time Collection ($40 value):
"She's Prepped" Mineral Foundation Primer--1.41 oz.
Lash Primer--0.26 oz.
Shadow Primer--0.12 oz.
Lip Scrub--0.12 oz.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Manor Hall Soap Company Sugared Pumpkin Body Care Package Review and Giveaway! (3 Winners!)--Ends December 9, 2011

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To help in getting you into the holiday mood, Manor Hall Soap Company is paving the way with their sensational seasonal line of handcrafted soaps, soothing lotions and scrubs to make your skin beautiful and spirit bright!  I was sent their three luscious Sugared Pumpkin scented Body Lotion, Body Wash & Foaming Bath, and Sugar Body Polish for this review and giveaway for three of my readers!

I started with the Sulfate Free, Phthalate Free Sugared Pumpkin Body Wash & Foaming Bath.  This, my friends, was a real aromatherapy treat to linger in the tub with.  The relaxing scent of organic lavender, chamomile combined with the skin healing and lubricating qualities of organic aloe juice, wheat proteins, jojoba oil, vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, pro-vitamin B5, and kosher vegetable glycerin among others helped wash away the troubles of the day and restore my skin and spirit wonderfully.

While my senses were still soaring and my skin still damp, I went to town with Manor Hall Soap Company's Sugared Pumpkin Body Lotion in the convenient pump bottle.  This stuff makes you feel like some delectable goodie yourself with the delicious aroma that you're spreading over your body with moisture infused with white tea and soothing aloe.

The next day,  I grabbed hold of my Sugar Body Polish in the shower.  I applied it to my dampened skin to help get rid of that rough skin, rubbed it to exfoliate, and then rinsed off before finishing soaping up with their glorious body wash.  This is a gentle, but effective way to get the baby soft skin if done a few times a week.  

I really loved all three of these natural skin care products for how they worked, but also how delicious they made me smell.  My guy thought of me as a giant walking cookie that he wanted to nibble on.  I think these products would be great for gift giving and brightening anyone's spirits or sparking a little romance!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Manor Hall Soap Company, there will be three lucky United States Nuts 4 Stuff winners.

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Manor Hall Soap Company Sugared Pumpkin Body Care


First Prize ($50 value):
1 Sugared Pumpkin Body Lotion (8.5 oz.)
1 Sugared Pumpkin Body Wash & Foaming Bath (9 oz.)
1 Sugared Pumpkin Sugar Body Polish (5 oz)
1 Bath Sponge

Second and Third Prize ($10.35 value):
Each receive a Sugared Pumpkin Sugar Body Polish (5 oz.)


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monavé Mineral Makeup Mini Bling Gift Bag Review and Giveaway! (2 Winners!)--Ends December 8, 2011

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Ladies, give yourself the new holiday look you deserve with a gift set from Monavé Mineral Makeup like the Mini Bling Gift Set that I was sent for this review and giveaway!  

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Monavé Mineral Makeup Mini Bling Gift Bag
You all know by now how much I adore Monavé's award-winning products for exquisite shades, purity and performance.  But did you ever check out the value of their gift bags?  

For instance, take the Mini Bling Gift Set and add it up.  You have your choice of a full size liquid lip gloss, liquid lip glaze, three versatile powders, and also get an eye shadow brush all for $32.  If you bought each of those separately, you pay $58 for the same thing that comes in this set!  Now I call that a bargain, especially helpful during the holidays when shopping for gifts.

Let me tell you what my choices were in the Versatile Powders.  I picked Mamba #75, and this is a gorgeous cross between a reddish plum and wine rather than a brown.  This is a glamourous shade to show off your eyes with the fiery sparkle of amethyst. 

Next I followed with Gold Brick #31.  Think of a burnished bronze melded with precious gold for brilliance is how I would describe this color.  When set against the plum shade this color illuminates your eyes for maximum impact, perfect for the holidays. 

The Sand Beige #41 is the finishing touch of a veil of sheer sand and gold light for this festive look.  All was made easier working with my new firm eye shadow brush that also was included in my Mini Bling Gift Set.

Moving onto my lip color picks, I selected the Liquid Lip Glaze in Rosewood #96 for my first choice.  This was a sheer brownish-pink infused with a touch of peach.  It was ideal for any occasion because it was very natural and so versatile.  

For my Liquid Lip Gloss, I wanted Silk Garnet #218.  When I first looked at this tube of deep brownish-pink with wine and cranberry, I was rather disappointed at how dark the color appeared.  Then, I tested it out and couldn't believe how different the shade was once I took out that sponge applicator.  The color that I applied was stunning to say the least, a sheer cranberry warmed with a light glaze of brown and some pink to liven it up but keep it still  natural.  This is one of my favorite shades ever as far as lip color goes!

Those of you that haven't tried any of the Monavé lip glosses yet, then you are missing out on what might be the best lip gloss out there.  For one, the colors are all beautiful that I have tried.  The second reason is with their natural formulas and quality organic ingredients that goes into those glosses leave your lips feeling so comfortable.  The third reason is if you forget to put your lip liner on and apply this gloss, it will stay within the lines of your mouth and not outside of it or on your teeth.  The fourth reason is that  their glosses have wonderful staying power.  The color will not fade into your lips after an hour or two like some others you may have tried.  You can even drink a cup of coffee and not find your color all over your cup.  Honestly, I can't say enough good things about these lip glosses.

The colors I chose went well together to create a great look for the holidays.  Another thing to remember is the Versatile Powders such as the Mamba can also be used with some lip balm as an exact color for lips.  Color coordinating your nails with their Versatile Powder by dipping your brush from your clear nail polish into the Mamba #75 or Gold Brick #31 would be striking also in keeping with this color scheme, if you so desire.

Do yourself a favor and take advantage of the beautiful savings with their fantastic Monavé gift sets for yourself and those on your holiday gift list.  Trust me, you will love the beautiful glow and ton of compliments that you'll get in return!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Monavé Mineral Makeup, two lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers in the United States or Canada wins a Mini Bling Gift Bag ($32 value)!
consisting of: 
a Full Size Liquid Lip Gloss in the color of your choice
a Full Size Liquid Lip Glaze in the color of your choice
3 Versatile Powders in the colors of your choice
1 Firm Eye Shadow Brush


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This giveaway ends December 8, 2011 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.  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ivolve Beauty Mineral Eye Shadows Review and Giveaway!--Ends December 7, 2011


Are you searching for bold, edgy minerals eye shadows that make a dramatic statement?  If so, then I think you'll love Ivolve Beauty, a relatively new company that contacted me to review their shadows and host a giveaway. 

Ivolve divides their collection between bold and neutral shades.  They formulate their eye shadows without talc, parabens, bismuth oxychloride,  and chemical dyes.  I selected several of each to get a feel of what their line is about. 

First let me introduce you to some of the Bold collection.  Sage is a shimmering khakai green with some silver light to it.  Jade looks greener on their website, but I found it has more blue like a sort of teal with silver.  Goldee is a fun shade of deep golden yellow with brown.

I also choose two from their Neutral Collection.  Cinnamon is a gorgeous warm medium-brown that has fiery glow to it.  This is one of my favorites because it is understated elegance that can be easily worn by everyone.  Sassie is another medium golden-brown classic that can accent practically all eye colors without effort.

If you're more the conservative type, then the Neutral colors are for you.  However, if you're a young  trend setter that likes to walk on the wild side when it comes to your look, then the Bold colors would help you grab attention.

Do check Ivolve Beauty with makeup to release your inner rock star!  Make them a part of your holiday shopping list.  Also visit their Etsy store for some great jewelry as well!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Ivolve Beauty, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins three full size eye shadows in their choice of shades!


   
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Eden Allure Argan Oil and Beauty Soaps Review and Giveaway!--Ends December 6, 2011

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One of my best discoveries for hair this year has been Argan oil.  I never tried Eden Allure's products so I was pleased to experiment with their Argan Oil and two varieties of their Argan Oil soaps for this review and giveaway.

I had never used any Argan Oil or soaps that also contain that oil for skin care until working on this project.  However, I was eager to see how these soaps worked for cleansing.  I started testing the Argan Oil Soap with Lavender, which foamed us wonderfully with organic coconut oil, organic palm oil, and organic sunflower oil while it moisturized my skin wonderfully with the soothing scent of lavender. 

After my shower, I applied a few drops to my hair that I freshly washed and then another few drops to my still damp face and wet body.  The oil clings to the skin and is absorbed better this way without any greasy look.  My skin felt baby soft.  My guy couldn't resist running his fingers over my skin and touching how velvety smooth I felt.

The Argan Oil Soap with Grapefruit was refreshing.  I particularly liked using this in the mornings after my first time with this soap because the scent is more invigorating.  Like the Lavender, this had the same beneficial ingredients except for the addition of the grapefruit with beautiful results after use. 

Using Eden Allure's 100% pure Argan Oil from Morocco made my hair soft, gleaming and brought out some of the red-gold highlight in my brown hair.  I use about two drops a day for my medium length hair and have eliminated the beginning dryness it was starting to have from the blow dryer, curling iron, and those hot rollers.

I have been using the Eden Allure Argan Oil and both of the soaps for over a week now and love the look of my skin and hair.  I didn't try Argan Oil yet for aching muscles, but I will be testing that out soon the next time I overdo a chore or suffer from too long of a run.

I seriously suggest checking out Eden Allure's Argan Oil and their fabulous Argan Oil Soaps for dual hair and skin pampering!  Holiday parties are coming so soften up.  These products would make wonderful holiday gifts. 

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received were free products to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Eden Allure, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States wins a one-ounce bottle of their Argan Oil, a bar of their Argan Oil Soap with Grapefruit, and a bar of their Argan Oil Soap with Lavender (a $34 value)!


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Eden Allure Argan Oil and Beauty Soaps


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lindsay Phillips Shoes Review and Giveaway!--Ends December 5, 2011

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.** 

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Isabel Kitten Heels

All women know how important shoes are for creating a great look.  What's even nicer is if you can have one pair that you can change with a snap accessory so that it looks like a completely different pair like the one I was sent from Lindsay Phillips for this review and giveaway.

I received the cutest pair of black patent leather Isabel Kitten Heel Shoes.  The company was also kind enough to include a Kiara snap on accessory so I can switch the look of those shoes if I was so inclined.  The bow is actually black, but photographed gray.   

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Kira snap

Their shoes run small so I ordered a pair one half size larger than I normally take, which is recommended.  I was keeping my fingers crossed to see how they would fit.  Honestly, I was so pleased because they fit perfectly and were comfortable.  Sometimes, you know how hard it is shopping for shoes in person and finding a pair your feet feel good in without trying them on first in is even more amazing. 

The company has so many exciting styles and design possibilities with their snap on accessories that you will want them all once you check out their snap shoes, switch flops,  jelly sandals, switch flops and ballet flats for kids, beautiful bags, gorgeous lightweight scarves, and chunky knit scarves.

Trust me, if you are looking for some comfy, but stylish shoes for the holidays or to give as gifts, then do head over to Lindsay Phillips.  You'll simply flip over what they have to offer and want to own them all.  But since this is the Christmas season, be generous and order an extra pair or several as gifts!  However, do remember to order one half size larger than you normally wear.

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received was a free product to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Lindsay Phillips, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins a pair of their Liz Bronze Ballet Flats with an extra set of Snaps (a $64 value)!


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Liz Bronze Ballet Flats


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