Saturday, November 30, 2013

Take a Peek at My Second Box From Beauty Box 5 Monthly Beauty Sampling Program (November 2013) Review

Disclaimer:  This post is based on free products 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.
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Here is what was inside my November 2013 Beauty Box 5


I love getting surprise makeup and beauty goodies in the mail. Therefore, I couldn't be more pleased with the second shipment from Beauty Box 5 that showed up at my door. If you haven't heard about Beauty Box 5, a monthly beauty subscription program where you get five different cosmetic samples for just $12 a month, then where have you been hiding?

Here's what I got this month:

a mini Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash
a Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling-Face Mask
a Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant & Deodorant  (full size) plus a coupon for another free one
a Body Drench Lip Drench  (full size)
a Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder (full size)

The Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash had a lovely fragrance with lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang that produced a wonderful lather of scented bubbles to wash with.

Next, I discovered a different sort of facial mask.  The Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling-Face Mask is not something you apply out of tube or jar, but instead one you pull out and fit to your face like a form- fitted pattern with holes.  It is a deep cleansing formula and antioxidant rich with red grape, clay, and Arctic Cloudberry, making skin to feel very cool as it rests on your skin.  I left it on for the fifteen minutes before removing to find my skin was rosy and soft.

The Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant & Deodorant was the Invisible Solid in Completely Clean.  This was full size and retails for $7.99.  I even got a coupon for another FREE one included.

I also found a Body Drench Lip Drench.  I never heard of this brand, but I got a full size lip balm in a yummy raspberry that felt and tasted great on my dry, winter lips.  It retails for $4.99.

Last in this box, I got another cosmetic that was new to me.  It was a full size jar of Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Champagne.  This is gorgeous, shimmering bronze-champagne loose eye shadow pigment that is perfect for creating holiday looks for parties.  It retails for $14.99.

I think this month's box was even better than the first one.  Now I am really psyched to see what the next Beauty Box 5 will be!

If you want to have fun experimenting with beauty favorites while discovering new brands, then I highly recommend visiting Beauty Box 5 because I know you would love this

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

Friday, November 29, 2013

Burn a Sweet Memory to Her Heart**WIN**Precious Gem Scented Candle Review and ($44.95) Giveaway!--Ends December 16, 2013

Disclaimer:  This post is based on free products 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.
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Gardenia Grove Scented Candle 


Obtaining a beautiful state of mind is simple when you have exquisite aromas at your disposal like the wonders of releasing a Precious Gem scented candle into the air.  When I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their scented candles, the selection choice was difficult since all their fragrances sounded equally appealing to this perfumista.  However, I finally narrowed it down and chose a Gardenia Grove Body Massage Candle, which is gorgeous with gardenia blooming among the freshness of peach to gently taper its floral sweetness.

And yet, Precious Gem Candles have more than just awesome scent to set them apart from other scented candles since each has a genuine gem hidden inside with a worth of anywhere from $20-$5000!  I don't know what precious treasure I will find when I finish the Gardenia Grove Body Massage Candle that I finally chose.  However, it could be a pearl, ruby, topaz, emerald, amethyst, sapphire, peridot, diamond, or another gem that will be safe when finally discovered inside a glass vial within my candle. 

Unlike the Luxury Soy Blend Candles, the Precious Gem Body Massage Candles are specially formulated with palm kernel oil, shea butter, soy butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil so they burn more coolly than normal candles.  Extinguish the flame and then prepare for a luxurious experience of applying that scented, warm melted oil over your body, which was the way to go for decadent smoothing to skin softness.

I loved the idea of a body massage candle so much more than a normal scented candle because I got double the pleasure through that great scent and pampering body care afterwards.  

Guys, I highly recommend buying that special woman in your life a Body Massage Candle like Gardenia Grove, and burn it together. Trust me, but your gift will be warmly received.  A Precious Gem Candle makes an amazing gift whether you select from the nineteen scented Body Massage Candles or one of the twenty-five fragrant Luxury Soy Blend Candles, these fragrant treasures are ones that will please.  

Do visit Precious Gem Candles when doing your holiday shopping.  Both varieties of these candles retail for $44.95

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since it is Thanksgiving, I will be taking the day off to celebrate the day with family and friends that I am so thankful for.  Before I go, let me wish all of you, dear readers, a happy holiday as well and thank you with all my heart for your loyal support and sweet emails, which truly mean a lot to me.  

Each day I have the privilege to share something new and exciting with you and tomorrow, I will do it again when Nuts 4 Stuff will return.  Until then, please stay safe and know that you are in my thoughts since I consider you a part of my extended family as well.

Pay close attention every day because more exciting holiday giveaways will appear very shortly for perfumes, scented skin care, a scented candle, a big collection of vanillas and extracts for holiday baking, and a nice makeup collection just off the top of my head.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Luxe Find for the Holidays--FRAAS Metallic Zebra Scarf From Their Fall-Holiday 2013 Collection (Review)

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FRAAS Metallic Zebra Scarf

Now is the time to sparkle when it comes to dressing up your wardrobe for the holidays.  Accessories such as a stunning metallic scarf can help steal attention, adding a bit more sophistication to your look.  My suggestion is looking into a FRAAS Metallic Zebra scarf like the gorgeous gold one I received for this review.

This scarf is from their new Palace Grandeur line, which weaves different yarns and patterns to embellish an opulent effect.  The Metallic Zebra that I got uses metallic yarns mixed with acrylic and viscose against an animal print so it has just the subtle shimmer to make it eye-catching and not gaudy. 

This is a big scarf (12 x 80-inch) that you can do a great deal with.  Use it as a wrap or simply as a scarf to fancy whatever you choose.  You won't need to spend a fortune or worry about something this ornate that needs to be dry-cleaned.  

This scarf retails for just $35 and needs only to be hand-washed to care for it!  I really loved this scarf in gold, however, the Metallic Zebra also comes in white or black.


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AFRAAS Fall-Holiday 2013 scarves

FRAAS the Scarf Company also has a Country Etiquette (rich autumnal shades) and a Nouveux Generation line (bold looks with bright colors) as well as the Palace Grandeur for the 2013  Fall-Holiday Collection. 

If you're confused over what to buy that special woman in your life, I think any lady would welcome this FRAAS Metallic Zebra scarf to top off her wardrobe.  I know that I do love mine.

You can find FRAAS scarves at their website or at Amazon.

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gift Her This Holiday Season With Crabtree & Evelyn's Rosewater Essentials Tote and Watch Her Smile Light Up (Review)

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Rosewater Essentials Tote



What could be more romantic than giving a woman a bouquet of roses?  Unfortunately, those fragrant blooms slowly wither and die in a short time to leave her empty-handed.  However, Crabtree & Evelyn's Rosewater Essentials Tote lets you gift her with the same intoxicating beauty of roses, only longer lasting in the three haunting rose scented body and hand care products inside a  lovely and very useful printed tote. 

Imagine a delicate lingering fragrance that is a give-and-take between floral and fresh like roses awakening after a gentle rain from the dew-splashed foliage among violets, peonies, and musk to lavish over body and hands.  The Rosewater Essentials Tote that I received for this review is just what a woman craves with all the perfect products to keep skin silky smooth and beautifully scented. 

And what a joyous experience it was lathering with that Rosewater Bath & Shower Gel (250 ml) I found inside like I was surrounded by fragrant blooms at their peak. The Rosewater Body Lotion (245 ml) continued the enchantment for me as well as  treating my dry hands to that soothing Rosewater Hand Therapy (100 ml) along with that delicate perfume.

Trust me, if she loves rose scents as much as I do than you can multiply her excitement this holiday season with the three body care products in the Rosewater Essentials Tote.    Even the dainty coated cotton tote is very feminine and something she will cherish for taking her lunch, umbrella, or a variety of other uses. This gift retails for $55 and it is one choice from Crabtree & Evelyn's 2013 Holiday Gift Collection that I sincerely recommend because its bottled luxury that makes you feel exquisite.  Do check it out!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Make Merry**WIN**Dancing Deer Baking Company's Holiday Favorites Gift Basket Review and ($29.99) Giveaway!--Ends December 12, 2013

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Dancing Deer Baking Company's Holiday Favorites Gift Basket


Just one taste of any of Dancing Deer Baking Company's phenomenal all-natural gourmet cookies, brownies, or cakes, and you'll be hooked.   It finally occurred to me why those dancing deer in their advertising do their merry jig because it means delectable happiness in a box--and the perfect holiday gift. A prime example is their Holiday Favorites Gift Basket that was sent to me for this review and giveaway.

Honestly, I am addicted to their "America's Best" Chocolate Chunk Brownies--and you get eight of them in this basket!  These are so sinfully rich and  chocolate-loaded sensations in each moist, chewy bar that it is almost a cross between cookie and candy.  

This was the first time I ever sampled their mini-Snickerdoodle cookies from the twelve inside.  These are soft cinnamon cookies that really won me over since they were far from the ones I made years ago and didn't care for.  My recipe hardly resembled the texture or the hearty dose of cinnamon infused throughout these little winners.

Another wonderful thing about this particular Dancing Deer gift came in a cute burgundy, natural sea grass basket  that locks.  All the baked goods are individually packed and when you finish eating, you can store sewing supplies, makeup, buttons, or whatever because it is quite pretty to keep on display.

I seriously recommend visiting Dancing Deer Baking Company and ordering send some holiday cheer.  The Holiday Favorites Gift Basket is only one of their fantastic holiday gift choices.  This basket normally retails for $29.99, but you can save 20% off now until December 31, 2013 to make  it $23.99 if you use coupon code, GOODIE, at checkout.  

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Try My Best Honey Roasted Chicken for An Easy Dinner!


I am a fan of eating more than I am of the work to create those delicious dishes.  The recipe that I want to share is one of the simplest ones ever that also tastes out of this world due to its exotic mix of honey, mustard, curry, and ginger.  

I especially love to make this dish when I am rushed and have a lot to do since it will fool family and friends with its unique flavor like you slaved all day in the kitchen instead of the minutes of prep time it took.

Although you can use Dijon Mustard, I prefer using the plain variety of mustard since it will not compromise the sweetness as much.  However, if you like a bit more tang, then you can substitute the Dijon.

If you like chicken, I do hope you print out my recipe and give this dish a try.  You'll save yourself time and still enjoy a fabulous chicken dinner!

My Best Honey Roasted Chicken

1 broiler fryer chicken
1/3 cup of olive oil or canola oil
1/3 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of plain mustard or Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger

After you clean your chicken, place it in a shallow baking pan with the skin side up.

Combine all the ingredients and then pour over the chicken.

Bake this chicken in a 350-degree oven for about 1-1/4 hours, depending on how your oven is regulated.   

Baste your bird about every 20 minutes or so to keep it moist and delectable.

ENJOY!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

New Strides in Skin Brightening--Lancôme's #DreamTone Customized Skin Tone Correcting Serum (Fair) Review

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Lancôme's DreamTone Customized Skin Tone Correcting SerumAdd caption


Although I pride myself on having a very nice complexion, it still has minor flaws that I would welcome being erased.  Therefore, I was delighted to be invited by SheSpeaks to take part in a month long project putting Lancôme's DreamTone Customized Skin Correcting Serum to the test called #bareselfie.  After all, this is new, highly advanced skin care product scientifically engineered to handle dark spots, uneven skin tone, and color imperfection that has generated lots of global excitement from women studied and their astounding results with better complexions.

#DreamTone comes in three shades (Fair, Medium, and Dark) and meant to instantly match all skin tones.  I selected the Fair, which with my light skin was the best choice with the way it blended in.  My routine was applying this serum twice a day under my normal moisturizer and night creams during those four weeks.  

Although I don't have many dark spots, I do have a small discolored spot  and a mark from an old pimple that I was keeping my eye on.  I did not experience an overnight miracle the first time I put this serum on.  However, I did notice my complexion was glowing more than usual by the end of that first week of use.

By the end of the second week, my flaws were not as visible as they were prior to using this.  

The end of the third week made the discolored spot harder for me to locate.  The mark I had from that old pimple was lighter than ever, but it still wasn't perfect.

When the fourth and final week rolled around, my overall complexion looked smoother and more luminescent.  I still had that tiny scar that pimple left behind but it was hardly noticeable now that the area was considerably brightened.

I can't wait to see my own results of what #DreamTone is capable in another four weeks because it was pretty amazing so far! The 1.3 oz. serum retails for $98.   

If you have skin issues that plague you, then by all means do look into this product! To learn more, do visit the #DreamTone website. Buy at Lancôme.com or department stores nationwide.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

How to Bring Out Angelic Cheeks: IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain (Sweet Cheeks) Can Make It Happen! (Review)

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IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain (Sweet Cheeks)


The holiday season is when angelic-looking cheeks are especially important. After all, you need to shine and be ready when finding yourself under the mistletoe with that special someone that suddenly can't take his eyes off you.  Thanks to IT Cosmetics and the latest product that I was sent to review I know exactly the right blush that can help you achieve that goal--their Airbrush Blush Stain (Sweet Cheeks), of course!

This loose, fine-textured powder cheek blush has a silky consistency that does such wonders for a face with anti-aging ingredients that can seem to mar imperfections while brightening the skin at the same time.  You got to hand it to IT Cosmetics innovative technology that pools  hydro-collagen, antioxidants, and silk into this formula to make this powder glow as beautifully as it does while also treating the skin.  The formula is hypo-allergenic as well and has no talc, parabens, oils, fragrance, or likely irritants to give you any grief.

As to the precious color itself, I would describe Sweet Cheeks as pure innocence.  Done in the softest peachy-pink, the warm color reminds me that of a newborn's or a cherub's cheek to give you an indication.  All I needed were a couple sweeps of my brush before I glowed; but dust lightly because this is a very pigmented powder.  You need to use this blush sparingly.

Furthermore, this remarkable beauty lasts without fading.  I put this blush on in the morning and it was still going strong hours later. 

Take it from this IT girl, but the Airbrush Blush Stain is definitely another winner from IT Cosmetics.  It retails for $24.  I highly recommend trying it because it will make YOU the toast of the season!

Buy this product at IT Cosmetics, QVC.com, Beauty.com, Ulta Beauty, and the Shopping Channel! 

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

**WIN**Crabtree & Evelyn's NEW Verbena and Lavender de Provence Cologne Review + ($47) Giveaway!--Ends December 9, 2013

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Crabtree & Evelyn's NEW Verbena and Lavender de Provence Cologne


What a perfect way to warm a heart than with this latest fragrance from Crabtree & Evelyn that I predict has the power to chase away thoughts of bitter cold weather.  Their recently launched 2013 Verbena and Lavender de Provence reminds me of bottling all the fresh beauty of summer with herbs, citrus, floral, and woods along with all the abundant sunshine to produce this remarkable upbeat citrus aromatic scent.

The opening is lively as the fragrance picks up on the herbaceous notes of verbena and lavender, which combine in just the right balance to keep the lemony verbena from overpowering the lavender.  As a result, the lavender delightfully lifts the fragrance as easily as if it had wings, giving it more of an aromatic effect to that of the citrus and herbs.  This lemony influence remains and weaves its happy energy against the soft floral and green notes in the heart.  Once the cedar, amber and tonka bean comes into play as the fragrance dries down, the scent mellows and takes on a powdery sweetness to compliment that gentle and relaxing, herbaceous blend with flare. 

Crabtree & Evelyn's Verbena and Lavender de Provence Cologne is especially wonderful to wear in the day because it's light as well as bright without being intrusive at your workplace.  This is the one that will help perk up any bad day to make you feel good.    I especially loved that contented, cozy feeling this fragrance leaves you with like a well-deserved hug after a job well done.

If what I am describing sounds like your type of fragrance, I hope you visit Crabtree & Evelyn and pick up a bottle of Verbena and Lavender de Provence Cologne for you or any fragrance lover on your holiday shopping list.  The 3.4 oz. cologne retails for $47.  Take it from Mary B., but you or she is going to love how this fragrance makes a woman feel!

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This giveaway ends December 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.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You'll Need Captivating Eyes for the Holidays--Mally Beauty 5-Piece Evercolor Shadow Stick Collection Delivers! (Review)

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Mally Beauty 5-Piece Evercolor Shadow Stick Collection


Despite best efforts when using powder eye shadows, there is always a risk of getting some in your eyes.  Most people don't find it a problem unless you have sensitive eyes or allergies like mine that can make matters worse.  Particularly close to my heart is a dustless form of beautiful eye shadow like this striking Mally Beauty 5-Piece Evercolor Shadow Stick Collection I was sent to review.

As soon as I opened this box and viewed the colors in these tubes, I couldn't wait to try these on.  The shades consist of fabulous neutrals and one easy to wear lilac.  Colors like Gunmetal (shimmering charcoal-gray), Trailblazing Brown (cool medium brown with just a slight shimmer), Taupe (gray, brown, and violet with emphasis on the gray and delicate shimmer), Champagne (gleaming pale beige with gold), and Shimmering Lilac (pale purple with a shimmer) are universal and will work well for all eye colors.

Taupe is on the left with Trailblazing Brown on the right.
These creamy sticks were wonderful and far less messy than any powders.  If you're worried about them drying before you finish blending, then I can assure you they do not.  I had enough time to mix before they dried to a silky finish without any sticky feel to them.  Better still, these shadow sticks can last all day without creasing or fading!
Champagne is on the left with Shimmering Lilac on the right.
Looking gorgeous and staying that way is a must with the holidays coming and all those parties in the works.   Honestly, this is a shadow set that I love and highly recommend getting yourself one or any lady on your holiday gift list because it's sure to please any beauty lover. 


Gunmetal in the above photo has just enough depth for sultry impact!


Purchased separately each shadow stick sells for $25 compared to buying the set, which normally retails for $35.  However, now is the perfect time to try Mally Beauty's 5-Piece Evercolor Shadow Stick Collection because it is currently on sale on QVC for $31.82, ladies! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Affordable Comfort and Fashion With #Kushyfoot (Review)

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Kushyfoot legwear


Although Kushyfoot products are known for affordable legwear and footwear products with the emphasis on fashionable comfort, I had never tried any of their socks, shaping tights or foldable shoes to travel with you until I was approached to do this review.  As you can guess, I was intrigued to see how my feet would like them. 

The Shaping Tights I got were black that fit comfortably for something that hides your bad tummy, hip, and thigh spots and keeps them sucked in until you wiggle out.  Unlike some tights that you practically have to dance to get into, this one was easy to slip into, being a certified Lycra beauty fabric.  Other colors and varieties are also an option that I plan on exploring in the future.  

I also got a cute pair of Flats To Go! foldable ballet flats that cuddled my feet nicely.  This line is available in other styles and textures from patent, metallic, perforated, snake skin print, zebra print, alligator embossed, and the fleecy leopard sent to me.  My particular pair has a felt-like upper with a padded sole that came with its own plastic carrying case.  

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Flats To Go

I thought Flats To Go! was a wonderful idea for sticking into your desk drawer at work for an unexpected emergency like wet feet from being caught in the rain or painful feet from those new killer heels that you didn't get a chance to break in yet.  Since these hardly take up any room in your suitcase or carry on, these also are ideal for taking with you when traveling on vacation.  Then again, these ballet flats would be great for anyone about to go to the hospital for the convenience or to give as a gift for someone about to be admitted. 

Last of all, PR sent along a pair of Kushyfoot Fleece Trouser Socks in black.  How could my feet and calves not love being snuggled against the inner fleece lining of these socks?  Socks like these are what makes feet happy when venturing outdoors in cold weather.

The lower the temperatures drop, the more you need to keep those feet warm and toasty.  Take it from me that Kushyfoot is the way to go.  I do recommend a visit to their website is in order. 

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

Monday, November 18, 2013

**WIN**Vitabath In Bloom Nouveau Rose Body Wash, Lotion, Body Mist, and Plus for Dry Skin Exfoliating Skin Sugar Review + ($44) Giveaway!--Ends December 5, 2013

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Vitabath In Bloom Nouveau Rose Bath products

Vitabath knows how to please with their In Bloom Collection of delicate floral  bath products like the Nouveau Rose Body Wash, Hydrating Lotion, and Body Mist that they sent along with their Plus for Dry Skin Exfoliating Sugar Scrub for this review and giveaway.  These products take pampering a woman to a new level with how they can spoil your skin and senses!

Some rose scents can be a bit strong, but In Bloom Noveau Rose is a fresh and light feminine mix of baby roses, dew-kissed leaves, and cyclamen flowers.  These products made for the perfect bath time experience for indulging my senses.

The Nouveau Rose Body Wash is a luxurious way to relax among those enticing scented bubbles.  This gentle formula has no sulfates or parabens to hamper its beauty, only plenty of antioxidants from fruits and vitamins to condition and moisturize as you bathe.  I found this formula requires very little on my sponge to foam up lots of fragrant bubbles to lavish over myself as I cleaned.

After I finally did finally emerge from my rose garden of a bath, I continued spoiling myself with the Nouveau Rose Hydrating Lotion.   Imagine how glorious it was spreading this rich scented lotion and moisturizing at the same time.  I could have kept reapplying just to savor that rose aroma that was smoothing my skin over like a coat of velvet.  Just as important, I got peace of mind without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, proplene glycol, phtalates, petrolatum, and synthetic colors to worry about.  In its place, your skin is rewarded with plenty of fruit antioxidants, vitamins, and evening primrose extract to make it perfect.

To top it and take more rose with me, I sprayed lightly over where I applied the lotion with the Nouveau Rose Fragrance Mist.  I loved how I smelled and this scent lingered after me while wearing it.  Layering did preserve that rose aroma even longer than just on bare skin as I also tried at another time.

I also got to try the Plus for Dry Skin Exfoliating Sugar Scrub for helping rid myself of any rough body skin.  This is also a delightful floral scent  with jasmine and fresh violet among softly seductive white musk as well as for a great treatment.  I appreciated how fine-textured the sugar granules were for buffing without causing any irritation.  The formula is rich such with beneficial oils such as sunflower, coconut, macadamia seed oils plus vitamins to keep skin glowing and restore the most moisture.

If you are drawn to floral scents as much as I am, then do pick Vitabath In Bloom Collection and the Plus for Dry Skin Exfoliating Sugar Scrub because it will make your day that much more beautiful without breaking the bank.  These also would be a welcome addition to any woman's holiday stocking when you're making out your gift list. 

The 12-oz. Nouveau Rose Hydrating Body Lotion and Body Wash retail for $7.95 each and the 8-oz. Body Mist sells for $9.95.  The 10-oz. tube of Plus for Dry Skin Exfoliating Sugar Scrub retails for $18.00 normally but is currently priced at $16.95. 

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

Thanks to Vitabath, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States wins a Vitabath Set in Nouveau Rose or  in the scent of your choice that includes: a 12-oz. Body Wash, 12 oz. Hydrating Lotion, and a 8-oz. Fragrance Mist, and the 10-oz. tube of Plus for Dry Skin Exfoliating Sugar Scrub with an Exfoliating Pouf ($44 total value)!

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This giveaway ends December 5, 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, November 17, 2013

Good News on the Weak Hair Front--My Homemade Hair Strengthening-Deep Conditioning Mask Makes An Easy Fix!

Although I have lots of thick hair, I am known to shed some of it on occasion like a big dog.  Since finding your hair in the shower drain, sink, and on the floor can be frustrating, I began experimenting with some kitchen magic to help strengthen my locks as well as supplementing my diet with more biotin, folic acid, and other B-complex vitamins.

This recipe that I want to share helps strengthen the hair while it restores softness and shine at the same time. The reason it works so well comes from the wonderful benefit of cucumber being an excellent source of silica, which is fabulous for making hair stronger.  Vitamin E also helps strengthen and spurs new hair growth in the process.  

The conditioning that you get from this mask is just as great from the ingredients I pooled together.  Honey is a humectant with the power to attract moisture from the air to help hair keep from drying out.   The olive oil is rich in saturated fats for lubrication and to help lock in moisture. Further conditioning comes from egg with protein to bring back the softness.  The mayonnaise acts in the same way since it is made with lots of eggs. 

I've been using this mask once a week for a few months now.   As a result, I haven't been finding nearly as many hairs everywhere as I had before.  My hair also looks healthier than ever with unbelievable gloss.  I used to have some frizz problems when it got too humid, but that issue is in the past.

I hope you try this recipe because if it helped me to this extent, I think it could help you too!

My Homemade Hair Strengthening-Deep Conditioning Mask

1/4 cup cucumber, peeled
1 egg
2 teaspoons of honey
4 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 cup of full-fat mayonnaise
1 capsule of vitamin E (400 I.U), pierced and ready to squeeze out

Blend the peeled cucumber until pureed. 

Next, you will add the egg, oil, honey, mayonnaise, and the pierced vitamin E and just mix the ingredients together to combine. You will be mixing by all the ingredients by hand, including the pureed cucumber.

Apply generously on your dry hair and massage it through the strands to the ends.  (The vitamin E and silica will even help tackle those split ends). Then grab a shower cap or wrap some plastic wrap over your work to cut down on the mess before grabbing a towel to fashion a turban.  You will need to keep this mask on for at least 50-60 minutes before shampooing.

If you happen to have any left over, you can always refrigerate in a covered container for another treatment.  However, I do think you will be using most of this mix unless you have extremely short hair.