Thursday, February 28, 2013

**CONTEST**Drab Hair Getting You Down? Roux Color Refresh Mask Review and ($90) Giveaway (3 Winners!)--Ends March 16, 2013

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Roux Color Refresh Masks

Sometimes, you need to give your hair a little jumpstart to spark some new life into it.  While conditioners are fabulous to help return shine and softness, they are hardly capable of  handling hair color drabness or brassiness.   However, Roux Color Refresh Mask may be just the hair fix for in between colorings to get you smiling again.

While this product is not intended to color grays like a permanent or semi-permanent hair color, it does perk up a dull head of hair.  Instead, this mask will revive what is already on your head with more vibrant color, lots of extra gloss, and condition so it's softer and more manageable in three minutes.  No ammonia is involved and your hair will stay that way anywhere from two to five shampoos.

I shared my first experience with these masks earlier when I tried #513 Deep Chestnut and #411 Brown. Read my review to get the full scoop.  In short, I got beautiful red and gold highlights shooting through my brown hair plus tons of shine and softness.  I did like both of those shades but #411 was closer to current color while #513 was also flattering, but darker.

Now, I have been rotating between the two colors when I start feeling hair ugliness.  After all, it's more fun and a fabulous way to change your look with this $4.99 mask like you do with cosmetics while fixing a problem. 

Buy Roux Color Refresh Mask online or at Sally Beauty, but do yourself a favor and experiment with this because it will give your hair a lift and is a great save between hair colorings.

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  Free products were provided to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Roux, three lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers in the continental United States win six packets each of Roux Color Refresh Mask in their color family choice of either  browns (three packets #513 Deep Chestnut and three packets of #411 Brown) or reds (three packets of #600 Fire Red and three packets of #740 Copper) or blondes ( three packets of #812 Light Pearly Beige Blonde and three packets of #1003 Pale Gold) for a total value of $90!  (If you like, you may substitute colors.)  


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

No More Ugly Sweaters! Lilly Brush Fabric Pill Remover Review!

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Lilly Brush Fabric Pill Remover


Don't you hate when your favorite sweaters, jackets, or other beloved item gets those little nasty fabric pills, lint, or pet hairs attaching to cause you grief?  Of course, you could donate that less than perfect garment or try solving the problem at home in another way.  One product you should try is the Lilly Brush that I am reviewing for iFabbo and here's why.

To really put this product through its paces, I tested it on a wounded wool jacket first.  However, it works on all natural fibers besides wool from cotton, cashmere, angora, etc.

The best way to use this brush is to work on small sections of the plagued area at a time.  Using a back and forth motion, I zapped most of the lint that somehow found my cuffs.

The next time, I gave the Lilly Brush a tougher assignment.  I have a cardigan sweater that I save for gardening.   Though it has its share of fabric pills, I love how comfortable it is when working outside in the privacy of my secluded garden.  Therefore, I was curious how much help this brush could do for something uglier like this particular sweater.

Gradually, I began seeing a vast improvement in dislodging those ugly fabric pills.  As I mentioned, this sweater has issues and required a lot more brushing than my wool jacket.  Nonetheless, I kept treating it until it was hardly recognizable.  This brush didn't clear everything because I got tired of rubbing, but it did take away about 75% of those fabric pills, which was amazing to me considering the original condition of this sweater.  

If I probably spent more time on it, I am confident it probably would zap up the rest of those fabric pills.  Finishing that task is what I plan to do over the weekend.

What else I though was great about the Lilly Brush was it is a smaller brush with its own plastic carrying case for throwing in your handbag.  This is so handy for repairing your garments when out.  

Here is a good example.   A friend of mine has this hairy, white beast of a dog, more like the size of a fat pony, that is sweet but sheds like crazy.  Since he habitually greets everyone, he never fails to get his long Samoyed hairs all over my clothes when visiting.  This brush saved the day when I later pulled it out.

After that dog, I had to clean the Lilly Brush.  All that I had to do was use some soap and water on it and rinse followed by a few brisk taps before allowing it to dry.

I highly recommend buy a Lilly Brush because you will be surprised at how well it works.  You can find it here.

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scent Fit for a Princess! **WIN**Kō Denmark's Organic Jasmine Neroli Rose Body Wash Review and Giveaway! (2 Winners!)--Ends March 15, 2013

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Kō Denmark's Organic Jasmine Neroli Rose Body Wash


Something unexpected happens when you climb into a bath for a soothing aromatherapy soak with a bottle of Kō Denmark's Organic Jasmine Neroli Rose Body Wash.  Thanks to this precious mix of fruit and floral even in an ordinary tub, you can feel as elegant as a princess once this special fragrance is unleashed upon your senses!

This is a special body wash that will spoil you with its refreshing beauty of organic jasmine, neroli, and rose while pampering your skin with only the purest organics like aloe, lavender, essential oils, vitamins, and wheat protein for softening you in the most gentile fashion.  No mineral oil, paraben, sulfate or artificial colors  are ever included that may risk your royal health.  Can any princess ask for more?

Wait until you experience those scented mountains of exquisite lather in a leisurely bath.  Your mind will drift as you wash and soon peacefulness enters due to the aromatherapy aspect of those essential oils coming to your rescue after a stressful day. 

If I were your ruler, I would make it a decree that every subject should try Kō Denmark's Organic Jasmine Neroli Rose Body Wash.   A 7-oz. bottle with a convenient pump dispenser sells for $34.  Visit their website and indulge like a royal!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  Free products were provided solely to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Kō Denmark,  two lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers in the United States or Canada win the 7-oz. bottle of Kō Denmark's Organic Jasmine Neroli Rose Body Wash ($34 value for each)!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

My Latest Obsession for Eyes! Rimmel London's NEW Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencils Review

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Rimmel London


Eyes don't seem to be complete without liner.  I think the pencil form is one of my favorite ways to go because it's easy to smudge while also being less bold than a liquid.   Rimmel London came out with their new Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliners Pencils and I was eager to see how they performed.

I received four in Taupe (004), Purple (013), Black (001), and Brown (003) to review. 


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Rimmel London's Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencils

In the photo above, Brown is on the left followed by Purple then Black and ending with Taupe on the right.

I immediately liked how creamy the formula was as I began using a pencil.  As you draw the line, you still have time to smudge before it dries to a soft matte finish.   Best of all, this product is smear proof and stays beautifully in place for as long as you need it without any problems.

Taking it off is also simple.  These pencils can be removed easily enough once you take your cotton ball to it with your waterproof eye makeup remover and give it a swipe or two.

The colors were great true basics as far as a rich black, a deep brown, and a dark purple for complimenting most of the shadows you probably own.  The Taupe was a wonderful surprise to turn your ordinary color scheme up a notch with this particular shade.

What I found really exciting was the Taupe pencil for doing your lower lash line because a shade like this and at this price is rather hard to come by.  The color is a light brown with some gray that is subtle and extremely striking for providing a delicate finish when striving for a natural look.

Seriously, I think you can't go wrong with these Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencils.  I think once  you try one of them, you will be buying more of the other shades.

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  Free products were provided solely to facilitate this review.*

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Dermatologist's Secret to Stop a Sudden Pimple!


I'm sure this happened to you.  Your complexion is clear until out of the blue what feels like a boulder size pimple pops up to spoil your face.  To make matters worse, don't you notice that they show up when you need to look your extra best for something important--like a big interview, date, or party, etc.?

In my case, I always could predict when I might be called in for an important interview just by my nose.  A few days before I would get that call, I would find a huge zit on the tip of my nose like a beacon to show the way.

Sure, I tried to dry it up with acne products and even the home remedy of dabbing toothpaste with hopes that it would be gone in time.  Unfortunately, my efforts just caused more irritation and redness until my only solution was masking it the best I could with concealer and cosmetics, if I wanted to make the interview.

However, you don't have to suffer and go through what I did.  Here's what one dermatologist recommended that I later tried that works much better to stop that sudden pimple in its tracks. 

Wash your face in warm water with a gentle soap.  Don't think the more times you wash, the better your chances to dry that pimple up.  Instead, too frequent cleansing increases the oil and  can only make your problem worse.

Next, try treating that new pimple with a dab of hydrocortisone cream first before you put on any other acne product.  This product will help reduce the redness.  

Make sure to leave that  hydrocortisone cream dry for at least 10 minutes before following up with an acne treatment that has salicylic acid and sulfur.   Unlike a plain salicylic acid-based formula, both ingredients together won't dry the skin as badly.  

I hope this advice helps your complexion as much as it did for mine because this adjustment to your routine does seem to work better--and faster to clear skin!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Easy Pineapple Drop Cookies Are Delectable and a Favorite of Mine!


Pineapples are so delicious.  With their juicy tropical sweetness they bring an added moistness to your  baking besides that unique flavor.  This beloved recipe of mine is so easy that I like to make this when I'm short of time or not particularly ambitious, only hungry for something yummy.

Don't worry about having a lot of ingredients on hand.  My Easy Pineapple Drop Cookies require a few basics in addition to that can of crushed pineapple.  

These happen to be drop cookies that you can deposit on a greased cookie sheet in one of two ways.  The first is by the teaspoon or taking out your small ice cream scoop to dump onto the tray.  This method is faster when you click and dump over working the batter off of two spoons.  In fact, I use the regular size ice cream scoop for making giant muffins. 

I hope you take a chance and make a batch soon. 

Easy Pineapple Drop Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed (light or dark)
1 large egg
3/4 cup crushed pineapple, well-drained
2 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda, leveled
1 teaspoon of baking powder, leveled

Cream your shortening with the sugar thoroughly. 

Beat your egg in to well combine.

Next, add your drained pineapple and continuing beating to mix through.

Sift your flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon together.

Now add a little of those sifted ingredients to your mixing bowl at a time.  Beat well to mix.

Grease your cookie sheet and drop by teaspoons or using a small ice cream scoop to drop spoonfuls onto your sheet. 

Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes until a lightly golden color.  Use a toothpick to insert to test it is done.

ENJOY!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Guess Seductive I'm Yours Eau de Toilette Review--Unmistakably Sexy in An Elegant Way!

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Guess Seductive I'm Yours Eau de Toilette

A scent that perfectly captures the essence of a playfully seductive minx is Guess Seductive I'm Yours.  With all the sassy confidence and fun-loving spirit of a relentless temptress, this lush oriental fragrance developed by Pierre Negrin in 2010, is an unexpected combination of sultry and flirty that is so appealing.

Although there is a gourmand element going on, I would hardly consider this one as fruity sweet as Guess Seductive Sunkissed that I previously reviewed.  On the contrary, this is more sophisticated and bolder in composition due to expert blending of delicate floral, stirring woods, musk, and succulent fruits that enable it to taunt and still smolder as its notes develop.

The fragrance opens with notes of Tirare Tahiti Flower, peony, and passion fruit lending an exotic edge to it that is delicious in the lively way it greets you.  

Whereas, the heart is about romance with magnolia, while lily, and vanilla orchid warming under that hot tropical sun, beckoning with a bit of naughtiness.   Dripping over the floral is an irresistible softened fruity sweetness by the time it meets the base notes.  

With patchouli flower, haunting woods, creamy musk, and vetiver, this very feminine scent becomes velvety with  woods and floral against that delectable, peeled back layer of the fruity ripeness.  

Those that appreciate a soft woody-floral scent with a yummy tropical twist would find this fragrance to their liking.  Furthermore, I think this beautiful blend is timeless and suitable for women of all ages for how it develops with its many sides.

Personally, I happen to love Guess Seductive I'm Yours.  If what I described sounds like your type of fragrance, I highly recommend trying it because it is, indeed, lovely.

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


Thursday, February 21, 2013

How to Get the Most Out of Your Fragrance!


Fragrance can be expensive and you want it to last.  So what do you do to get the most staying power of that gorgeous new scent? 

You might want to start by taking a shower first before dabbing or spraying your perfume.  Make sure that your skin is still damp so the perfume will cling.  This step definitely makes a difference in how much longer that scent will last.

Dab your eau de parfum behind ears, cleavage, throat, wrist, behind your knees, and even your lower back or aim the spray at those pulse points.   Your fragrance will rise when those areas heat and keep gently circulating better than other areas, which fade more quickly.  

Also, try spritzing your fragrance in your hair so that it can travel with you as you move.  The jury is still out on if this can damage your hair, but it does seem to pleasantly linger.

That perfume can last even longer if you learn how to layer it.  Start with scent's shower gel, then body lotion before applying the fragrance, and finishing with the scent's dusting powder to seal the scent in. 

Consider where you store your fragrance.  The best spot for that bottle happens to be a cool, dry area instead of out near a window or heat, where it can break down.  You might want to hide it from direct light in your drawer or covered box.

Finally, try to buy the strongest potency of that new fragrance that you can afford.  Eau de parfum possesses higher concentrations of perfume oils  over eau de toilette followed by eau de cologne. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

**CONTEST!**Crabtree & Evelyn's NEW Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Collection Review + Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy Giveaway!--Ends March 9, 2013

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Crabtree & Evelyn's  NEW Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Hand Therapy, Body Lotion, and Bath Gel

Whether I'm taking a leisurely soak in a tub, smoothing my skin with some divine smelling lotion, spritzing or dabbing fragrance, I delight in pampering myself with an endless beauty of scented products.  I indulged myself recently with the newly launched scent from Crabtree & Evelyn of sparkling citrus that is delicately reborn with vibrant herbs, sensual woods, and romanticized softly with patchouli leaves that I was sent.  This is the Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Body and Hand Care Collection and what I describe is only the beginning of its splendor.

This is such a bright, uplifting scent bursting with citrus freshness and yet it is so much more complicated due to the modern twist Crabtree & Evelyn has given it with eucalyptus and sage. 

The blend of those leafy green herbs lends a stimulating effect that is also so soothing in the way those notes come into play and subdue the scent's initial brightness.  That pairing of herbs remarkably softens to produce a clean scent that is lighter and far more interesting than you can imagine.  

Though comfortable as can be, this fragrance never sleeps from that channeled green energy, restoring you with a new sense of well-being.  At this point you are at now at one with yourself as the base notes surface, slowly seducing with sensual cedarwood and haunting crushed patchouli leaves, to warm you in their tender embrace.

The Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage collection includes Skin Invigorating Bath & Shower Gel, Skin Refreshing Body Lotion, Deep Cleansing Body Scrub, Body Skin Silkening Souffle, Refreshing Body Mist, and the Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy.  The company was kind enough to send me the lotion, gel, and hand cream to experience their new sensation firsthand. 

Besides the heavenly aroma of this combination of botanicals, I adored how moisturized my skin became as it absorbed every luscious drop of the body lotion following my long soak in the tub with that well-lathering bath gel.  The lotion is formulated without color, phthalates, mineral oil, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate or parabens, which warms my heart further since those potential health risks were avoided.

The Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy is a rich intensive treatment that only require a small amount to remedy rough, winter hands.  This formula has shea butter and macadamia nut oil that do absorb wonderfully without that heavy greasy feel.  Myrrh is added to help condition the look of your cuticles and fingernails at the same time.

You owe yourself this treat so do look into the Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage collection and delight in its wonders as I still am. 

Thanks to Crabtree & Evelyn, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the continental United States wins a full-size 3.5 oz. tube of the Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy!


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This giveaway ends March 9, 2013 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.  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Your Complexion Will Bloom With This Cleanser! Melvita's Fresh Cleansing Milk Review

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Melvita's Fresh Cleansing Milk

What a way to remove makeup and impurities than with a creamy emulsion blooming with the sweet nectar of roses as it gently cleanses with the purity of 99% organic ingredients!  Melvita's Fresh Cleansing Milk, my latest find from the French beauty brand, is just what my dry skin craved--and, perhaps, yours too.  

Anyone with sensitive or dry skin like mine knows how extra careful you need to be not to strip excess moisture, especially now during the winter months.  One of the kindest cleansers when your skin is under this type of stress is to use a cream cleanser like this one.  

Although the formula is thick and rich, this milky cleanser spreads easily enough while it pampers your complexion with that exquisite trail of roses as you tissue it off.  I found the formula effectively handled my cosmetics even eye liner and shadows without causing my eyes any irritation.  The only problem that I had was when it came to my waterproof mascara that was a bit more challenging to take off.  However, I just took more time and tissues and it budged.

When I finished cleansing, there was a slight silky sheen, but I sprayed rose floral water on my face and that fine veil of product melded into my skin replacing it with fragrant dewiness.  Due to the rose seed milk,  wild rose petal extract, and the rose floral water, my sensitive skin felt more supple and hydrated from what it left behind.  This was the perfect base for the next step of a moisturizer.

Another strong point of this product is in the forethought of manufacturing this cleanser with a pump, which is more hygienic than direct contact to risk contamination.

I definitely am going to try more of Melvita's rose products, probably starting next with their rose body cream!

The 6.7 oz. bottle of Fresh Cleansing Milk retails for $22.  If you're suffering from dry or sensitive skin, you should look into this.

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

Monday, February 18, 2013

**WIN Dry Skin Relief!**Dermagist Hydrating Spa System Review and ($105) Giveaway!--Ends March 7, 2013

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Dermagist Hydrating Spa System

With my dry skin, I am constantly slathering on lotions and creams all over myself to remedy redness and tightness.  My hands are especially vulnerable and can really hurt, cracking and bleeding at times,  if I am not careful.  However, I got to try Dermagist's Hydrating Spa System of products and was amazed at how soon I found relief.

Their system involves three products of a Hydropeutic Body Lotion, Hydro-Renewal Hand Cream, and a Foot & Heel Revitalizing Cream.  Although you can use or buy each alone, I quickly discovered what Dermagist meant by packaging this a spa system with how they complimented each other for ultimate hydration.

After my shower, I made it a point to pump some of the Hydropeutic Body Lotion over skin.  This is a luxurious feeling lotion that my skin quickly absorbed without using an excessive amount.  My skin drank its soothing mix of green and white tea plus special antioxidants without any heavy greasiness.  

Although my feet aren't a major problem whereas dryness is concerned, I thought the Foot & Heel Revitalizing Cream gave my tootsies extra pampering in this rich cream, especially after a long day running around.  I loved how this formula cooled those tired puppies with revitalizing moisture from eucalyptus, shea butter, neem, manuka, and karanja oil.

The jewel of this collection for me was the Hydro-Renewal Hand Cream.  This penetrates deeply and seemed to help a lot sooner than many others that I have tried in making me more comfortable while getting rid of the redness.  This cream has wrinkle-targeting peptides to combat spots and wrinkles as well, but I don't suffer from those signs of aging hands just yet to accurately voice my opinion on that aspect.  

This is a great set of products that can help heal that dry winter skin problem.  I do recommend visit Dermagist and ordering the Hydrating Spa System and stop dryness from plaguing you like they have done for me.  While you're at their website, do look around because this company has products to fit your other skin care needs also.

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  Free products were provided solely to facilitate this review.*

Thanks to Dermagist, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins a Dermagist Hydrating Spa System of products for their very own.  These include the Hydropeutic Body Lotion (8 oz.), Foot & Heel Revitalizing Cream (4 oz.), and the Hydro-Renewal Hand Cream (4 oz) for total value of $105!

*Please be aware that if you have previously won a Dermagist giveaway that you are ineligible to enter.*



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This giveaway ends March 07, 2013 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.  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

**CONTEST!**106 WIN!** Post Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Cereal Review + Tropical Trio Sweepstakes!

**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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Post Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Cereal


Traveling to an island paradise just to enjoy breakfast seems farfetched, but Post found a way to bring back  authentic tropical taste for you in their new  Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends that as a Purex Insider I got to sample.

This cereal has these crispy mango flavored flakes along with actual coconut shavings and coconut flavored granola clusters that make this a delicious way to start your morning.  The best part of this blend is the sweet coconut that seems to dominate over the other flavors, including the mango, to give it a real taste of the tropics.  

Even when you poured on milk, I loved how those big clusters stayed chewy instead of becoming soggy or losing any of that yummy island taste in the process.  Then again, you might be tempted to snack on these dry straight from the box.  Either way you do enjoy this cereal, it is a tasty treat.

Besides adding tropical excitement to your breakfast bowl, this cereal is also a smart heart healthy choice with each serving of 10 grams of whole grain, 120 calories, 6 grams of sugar, 9 essential vitamins and minerals, including 60% of your daily value or iron.  You can also learn more on their Facebook page.

If you're as fond of coconuts as I am, then you'll want to pick up a box of this awesome new Post Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Bends cereal.

In celebration of the launch, Purex teamed up with Post Honey Bunches of Oats and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts with the Tropical Trio Sweepstakes, currently running until April 19.  The grand prize is a four-night stay at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.  Five first prizes include a year's supple of Purex Natural Element Tropical Splash detergent and Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends.  One hundred coupons for free Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash and Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend will be given out for second place winners.  Therefore, you need to enter to get in on the action!  I would appreciate if you enter through my link so we both have a chance to win.

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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

**WIN $500!**Dry Idea's AdvancedDry Fresh Antiperspirant and Deodorant Review + Dry Idea Sweepstakes!

**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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Dry Idea's AdvancedDry Fresh Antiperspirant and Deodorant

Perspiration is hardly a beautiful subject.  Yet, it happens to all of us.  So it's best to be prepared with a reliable form of protection.  A worthy contender up to the task is  Dry Idea AdvancedDry Fresh Antiperspirant and Deodorant that as a Purex Insider I am now testing.  This one is currently keeping me beautifully smelling with a rush of sweet freshness that seems to last through the rigors of my day.

What makes this product different is the fact that it has special pulse activated wetness protection that kicks in when you need it.  Whether I was online and madly clicking away writing or doing something more physically challenging like cleaning, cooking, or running errands, I did feel drier than when using my old standby.

This particular antiperspirant and deodorant is said to last 72 hours; however, I could never go that long without washing to judge that one for you.  Perhaps, this product can do that but I could not feel comfortable or  beautiful unless water and soap are at hand and a part of my day.

Dry Idea AdvancedDry Fresh Antiperspirant and Deodorant is an excellent choice if you're looking for a new one for two reasons--both for helping you keep your cool and the wonderful fresh scent it continues to release instead of letting you down.

In honor of its launch, Dry Idea is sponsoring the Never Let Them See You Sweat Sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive $500 and 10 other winners will win $50 if you enter through this link.  So do enter and hopefully you and I both might get a chance to win.

*Disclaimer:  Dry Idea brand provided a free sample to facilitate this review.  However, this is my own honest opinion.*

Friday, February 15, 2013

L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Review (812 Light)

**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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L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream


Looking more beautiful while repairing your complexion is easier than ever thanks to the multiple benefits of BB creams.  With one product you can prime, perfect, hydrate and correct skin in a breeze.  L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream that I have been testing for SheSpeaks might be exactly the lightweight coverage help that you're looking for.

I am fairly light and requested a tube of the product in 812 Light.  The first thing you will notice upon opening is that what comes out is far from any light beige but a milky white color with tiny beads.  However, this shade quickly adjusts once you start applying it to your face.  All you need are a few well-placed dabs to smooth in and you're practically ready for your day.
  
This BB Cream gave me more of a matte finish than some others that left me somewhat dewier for my dry skin type.  This one would be more suited for those with oily complexions than dry.  Regardless of a slightly drier feel on my skin, I could still wear this product without any problem.  In fact, I think this cream would be better on my skin during the summer months.

You can compare this amount of coverage to a tinted moisturizer.  Furthermore, the color was good for me.   Also,  I liked how natural it looked as it delicately covered like the pretty skin showing was me--not product taking credit for helping me look that way.

Overall, I think L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream is a fine product that has a lot of offer.  To fully appreciate it, you need to take your skin type into consideration and the best season to wear it.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Scent With Sunny Sensuality! Celine Dion's Pure Brilliance Eau de Toilette Spray Review

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Celine Dion's Pure Brillance

Fresh and very feminine, Pure Brilliance by Celine Dion in conjunction with Coty Beauty, is as polished a fruity-floral as the emerald-like falcon this jewel of a fragrance comes in.  Working with Harry Fremont, the perfumer of Firmenich, this scent of 2010, is a sheer blissful melody of tempting fruits, delicate floral, and haunting warmth that elegantly captivates with its effortless sunny sensuality.
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Celine Dion's Pure Brilliance Eau de Toilette Spray

Slightly tart Granny Smith Apple pleasantly dilutes the sweetness of the pear in the top notes along with a mix of beautiful freesia and green leaves giving the fragrance supreme brightness.   This combination fills you with pure joy inhaling its fruity-floral aroma.

In the heart, more refined beauty is what emerges in this romantic fragrance once the honeysuckle, lily, muget, and peach stir to life, showering it with warmth and confidence.  Graceful and charming, this is being glamorous and sexy without trying.  Think of an attractive and real woman at her best to describe the allure experienced at this stage.

The base notes of blonde wood and musk reflect its earthy sensuality that is bewitching without being overpowering.

This is a delight to wear, especially if you love Celine Dion's fragrances as much as I do.  I must tell you this one has more fruit to the floral that her others that I have tried.  Nonetheless, it is a glorious expression of sparkling beauty that is perfect to wear day or night.

Do sample Pure Brilliance and let it brighten your day! 

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