Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mineral Fusion Lip Butters Review + Swatches–My Lips Adored Them!

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Starting on the left is Mineral Fusion Lip Butters:  Juicy, Delicious, Honeysuckle, Pomegranate, Blackberry and ending with Vine on the right.

I had no idea what a treat my lips had in store until after sampling the Mineral Fusion Lip Butters that arrived among some PR products shared for this review from this vegan brand. If you haven’t gotten around to trying these new additions to this lip product line yet, you will be wanting too because they are a pampering way to safely color and quench your lips with moisture without disappearing on you! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Facial Mask Shopping Secrets You Need to Know for the Best Complexion Results!


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Flawless skin this beauty has didn’t just happen by chance–but is achieved through proper maintenance.

Whether you choose to make you own or buy a ready-made product, a facial mask is something everyone can benefit from for normalizing, nourishing, or helping heal a problem complexion.  In my sidebar, look under the label of homemade skin care recipes and you will find some of my favorite facial masks that I’ve used on my changing skin over the years.  For those that don't like to fuss in the kitchen creating your own mask and prefer buying a commercial product, then there are some important things that you should look for before making that purchase.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rimmel Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Palettes (Coral Glow, Golden Bronze) Review + Swatches!

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Rimmel Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Palettes


When you use light and shadow on a face, you can become an artist to reshape the structure of your features.  Depending on what you want to change on your own face, focusing light to spots can carve out cheekbones on a face while a few strokes of darker shadow can hollow out width where there was none before or help shorten, lengthen or adjust the look of a nose are just some ways highlighting and contouring can correct what nature has given us to work with.  Therefore, I wanted to give Rimmel’s new Kate Sculpting and Highlighting Palettes a try.

Monday, March 28, 2016

GlassesShop.com Prescription Eyeglasses Review–The Online Place to Go When You Need Glasses!

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GlassesShop.com eyeglasses and case


Shopping for new eyeglasses is never fun.  I hate spending hundreds of dollars just on a new pair of eyeglasses and all the time it takes driving to so many stores just to compare prices and styles for the best deal.  The thought of ordering a pair online of new prescription eyeglasses had seemed like a tricky venture until after a rep from GlassesShop contacted me if I wanted to review a pair. I didn’t need a new pair of eyeglasses, but my guy did.  Therefore, I was glad to take them up on their offer in exchange for sharing his honest opinion about his new pair.  

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Nuts 4 Stuff Wishing YOU Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter, everyone!


Happy Easter to all those readers that celebrate this important holiday.  Being one of them, I will be taking the day off to enjoy it with my family and friends.  Nonetheless, my day wouldn’t be complete without wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Nuts 4 Stuff will resume normal operation tomorrow.  So until then, keep smiling and I’ll see you with more great info at that time!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ingredients You Need to Look for In Your Cleansers and Ones to Avoid for Beautiful Skin!

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This beauty knows her time was well spent checking her label to keep skin this radiant.


Have you ever noticed how the ingredient list in quite a few of our skin care products keeps getting longer along with smaller print on the labels?  Sometimes, I need to bring out my glasses or use a magnifying glass just to decipher the label to check that I’m buying the best cleansing product ingredients.  After all, I want to help my complexion flourish, not hinder its beauty by randomly trusting my skin to just anything.  If you think that cleanser ingredients are your least important skin care concern and are not satisfied with your complexion, then you are doing your skin a disservice by neglecting to be informed.  Therefore, let me share just the basics of what you should be looking for on those cleansing products to keep your skin at its best.  

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rimmel 24HR Super Curler Mascara Review

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Rimmel 24 HR Super Curler Mascara 


It’s great to see that Rimmel London keeps constantly expanding their line.  When shopping, one product that may have caught your eye lately is another new mascara released several months ago.  This one is the 24HR Super Curler Mascara that was among the products PR sent along.

This product is meant to curl, volumize and hold the curling effect for up to 24-hours according to the packaging due to a special new polymer.  Yet, who wears mascara for that much time to say if that statement is accurate or not? However, I can tell you how it worked for me.  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Beauty Box 5 for March 2016 Review

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Beauty Box 5 for March 2016 


Spring is finally back.  Adapting our beauty and awakening it to new possibilities to make us bloom to outshine that fresh foliage is the theme of Beauty Box 5 for March 2016.

If this beauty box subscription is a new name to you, let me briefly fill you in.  The cost is just $12 a month with free shipping.  In each green box, you can count on five full and sample size beauty products from cosmetics, skin and hair care, fragrances to nail products.  Some of the brands you will instantly recognize while others will be ones that you’ll be glad to discover.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Turn Your Liquid Foundation Into an Illuminating One With This Easy DIY Beauty Trick!

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This beauty knows how to look younger through makeup.  Do you?


Ultrarefined light-reflecting particles in illuminating foundations, tinted moisturizers and primers have the power to distract the eye from fine lines and wrinkles through their soft play of light on a face.  However, if you don’t have a luminous foundation onhand and want to benefit or see the difference from your regular foundation on those telltale signs of age, then you are going to love this easy makeup tip for turning what you have into an illuminizing foundation.

All you need is some liquid shimmer or highlighting product and that foundation that you want to improve upon.  I don’t recommend dumping directly into your foundation but instead suggest pouring a little of that liquid shimmer to a few drops of foundation before blending together in the palm of your hand and applying as usual.  If what you mixed is not enough to do your entire face, then experiment until you find the amount that works best for you.

Just remember, the purpose of foundation is to even out your skin tone and help correct the flaws.  By using less of it, you also reduce your likelihood of that foundation settling into those bad spots while beautifully casting your face with some soft becoming light.  

I do hope that you try this little makeup tip because it will help your face out in a pinch until you can invest in a bottle of luminous formula foundation!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Taste Club From Eat Feed Love Subscription Box Review for March 2016 + 50% Coupon!

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Taste Club March 2016 Box

An interesting food box is Eat Feed Love’s Taste Club monthly subscription box that I was sent to experience for March. Each assortment will satisfy those demanding gourmets that lust over new tastes with their artisan products from around the world and recipes to increase their epicurean delights. 

Besides coming in handy for entertaining and those dinner parties, you also feel good knowing one charity is selected every month to benefit from part of your $39.95 per box subscription cost that also includes free United States shipping. This month the charity of choice is the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Monday, March 21, 2016

**WIN**Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum Review + ($96) Giveaway (3 Winners)!–Ends April 7, 2016

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 Reviva Labs Ultra Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum 


Reviva Labs sent me their new Ultra Potency Vitamin C+ Antioxidant Serum for this review and giveaway. Once again, this company is forging ahead in the beauty industry using a uniquely beneficial ingredient called emblica with other plant-based antioxidants to protect the complexion from even more free radical damage and pollution along with a high dose of Vitamin C, E, COQ10 and botanicals for additionally addressing anti-aging needs.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mineral Fusion Volumizing Beauty Balm for Hair Review

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Mineral Fusion Volumizing Beauty Balm for Hair 

I have a lot of hair.  Therefore, you probably wonder why I ever would be interested in a hair volumizing product. If you are a regular reader, then you know I have curls and layers in my hair and have loved volumizing mousse, texturizing creams and pomade to lift those curls and bring them out in their full glory. This is why I couldn’t resist trying Mineral Fusion’s Volumizing Beauty Balm.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

American Gluten-Free Subscription Box for March 2016 Review

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American Gluten-Free Subscription Box for March 2016


Many of us are trying to avoid gluten in our diets.  If you are among those that may have an allergy or related problem because of it and need replacements, you may not know exactly where to start.  Therefore, let me introduce the American Gluten-Free Box that helps find delicious gluten free meals and snack food items from rice, pasta, spices, sauces, chocolates, wraps, and condiments among others.

All the products from the small locally sourced businesses must pass the strict FDA requirement of 20 parts per million or less gluten to become gluten-free certified before they will show up in an American Gluten-Free Box.  The cost per box is $36.95 with free shipping within the continental United States.  Also included is a card listing all the products and each company’s website to buy more when you run out. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Fuego Box for March 2016 Review

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Fuego Subscription Box for March 2016 

Why eat blandly when you can zip up the flavor of your favorite dishes with a bit of a spicy nip?  However, you can’t always find many varieties of hot sauces locally that can fulfill a hot sauce lover’s desires.  Thank goodness that Fuego Box was created with their amazing hot sauce subscription like with the slightly subdued fiery selection in their March 2016 box they provided for this review.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review: StriVectin's NEW Color Care Hair System

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StriVectin's NEW Color Care Hair System


The only way to keep a hair coloring intact is with color-safe hair products that are designed specifically not to strip that newly deposited color.  Without taking any such precautions, the time that you get out of a hair coloring hardly will last as long as you like.  Therefore, when StriVectin PR asked what variety of their new hair care line that I wanted to try, I went with their Color Care Hair System since my hair was recently colored.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Review: Hole In Wall Subscription Box for February/March 2016

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Hole In Wall February/March 2016

Imagine what it would be like to travel all over and experience a particular city for its unique specialities every other month? Though as exciting as that sounds, who really has all that free time and money it would take to explore and travel like that?  However, I found an easier way to visit different locales and enjoy what they are famous for with a Hole In Wall subscription box.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Makeup Trick: A Better Way to Clean Up Eye Shadow Mishaps!

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Eye shadow powders that land up under the eyes can be frustrating to correct--that is until you use this simple trick!

Don’t you hate when you are nearly finished doing your makeup when you notice that you have flecks of eye shadow under your eyes?  Of course, you try repairing it, but often those attempts can make the problem worse. However, I have an easier makeup trick that will save you from starting from scratch that you’re going to love once you try it.

What I like to do is to take a makeup sponge and pour a little bit of my foundation and under eye concealer together in the palm of my hand before dipping and dotting the loaded sponge on that spilled section of eye shadow.  

No joke, this little trick has saved me a lot of time and not to mention needless irritation from being excessively hard on that delicate under eye skin.  Trust me, but you won’t believe how wonderfully this makeup tip works for covering that fallen eye shadow and adjusting your concealer until you put it to the test yourself.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Review: Joseph Nogucci.com Is the Place to Look for Some Beautiful Bracelets!

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Joseph Nogucci bracelets as they arrived.


Like any woman, I can never have too many shoes or pieces of jewelry. After all, an attractive piece of jewelry is the easiest way to set off or update any outfit.  Therefore, when the Joseph Nogucci PR reached out and offered to send me some new pieces, I was more than happy to take them up on their kind offer.

I received three stunning beaded bracelets that I instantly fell in love with.  When I explain and show you what these Nogucci creations look like, I am sure that you too will want to explore this jewelry designer’s website for these as well as their other beautiful bracelets, necklaces and timepieces.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Review: Love Goodly Vegan Lifestyle Subscription Box for February/March 2016

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Love Goodly Vegan Lifestyle Subscription Box for February/March 2016

If you’re trying to take a healthier approach with your foods and the products you use in your life, then you also would be drawn to Love Goodly. This bimonthly vegan lifestyle subscription box that I was sent with their February/March 2016 assortment of nontoxic beauty, healthy snacks, wellness products and eco style accessories made a fascinating introduction into taking better care of yourself, family, and the planet as a whole with each box.  Sit back because I can’t wait to tell you more.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Recipe: My Potato-Green Bean Microwave Casserole Makes a Tasty Side Dish!

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Potato-Green Bean Microwave Casserole

Potatoes are always a nice side dish, but you can get tired of eating them the same old ways.  However, I made a really delicious alternative with my Potato-Green Bean Microwave Casserole that I want to share with you today.  Picture little cubes of potatoes, green beans, finely chopped onion immersed in a velvety cheese sauce that is lightly spiked with curry powder, black pepper and horseradish sauce to give it a subtle nip.  Together that mix is deliciously different and like all my recipes simple to make.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Review: Terra Bella Beauty Subscription Box for March 2016 + FREE Product Coupon!

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Terra Bella Box for March 2016

Though it was a dark, dismal morning when my mailman knocked, it suddenly brightened up once he handed me my second Terra Bella Box.  If you love natural beauty and bath products that are handmade without riskier chemical ingredients, then you would like this beauty subscription box.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Makeup Tip: A Quick Trick on How to Extend the Wear of Pencil Eyeliner!

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This beauty knows the value of a little extra step makes to keep her pencil eyeliner lasting indefinitely!


Sometimes, certain brands of eyeliner pencils don’t last nearly as long as you need.  Though as tempted as you might be to toss them, try another brand or just try your hand at a liquid or a gel liner, I have a simple save that will help keep your eyeliner in place without worrying that it will disappear on you through extended hours of wear.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Why Your Protein Choices Matter If You Want to See a Rebirth of Your Complexion!

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Beautiful skin starts within so learn how to best feed your complexion instead of starving it with this helpful post. 


Diet is very important in relationship to the health of your skin.  Changing what you put into your body is the first step to seeing a significant transformation in how your complexion will look.  Even though you think that you may be eating right, you may find altering some of your food choices with the suggestions that I’m sharing will pay off for far more beautiful skin than you ever thought possible.

If you want to repair and rebuild the skin, hair, nails, muscles, bones, and organs, then you need protein. After all, protein is the source of amino acids L-lysine and L-proline that are necessary for stimulating collagen to grow new, younger cells. Without the eight essential amino acids that your body can’t manufacture on its own, your complexion and overall body will suffer, aging more rapidly than it has too as well as negatively affect your health.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Review + Swatches: Mineral Fusion Creation and Smashing Blushes + Blush Brush

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Mineral Fusion Creation and Smashing Blushes 


What I really love about Mineral Fusion is that you can feel good about what substances may be entering your bloodstream and look great at the same time. If you haven’t gotten around to trying this vegan brand’s blushes or one of their wonderful brushes, then let me fill you in on what you’re missing. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: IT Cosmetics New Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizer

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 IT Cosmetics New Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizer as it arrived.


IT Cosmetics is known for their sensational anti-aging cosmetics, many of which are award-winning. Recently, the company forged ahead to tackle skin care with the first product in their Confidence in a Cream that PR surprised me with.

This new transforming moisturizer comes in a plastic, wide-mouth jar with a gel-like cream inside.  According to its claims, the formula has IT Cosmetics special proprietary anti-aging armor regenerative concentrate of peptides and niacin as well as collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth the complexion.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Deceiving Health Foods That Can Sabotage Your Dieting Efforts!

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Rethinking your food choices is the first step to losing weight.

This is the time of year many will be attempting to shed that accumulated winter weight. If you’re one of us, then you may want to rethink your food choices because not all healthy foods are as diet-friendly as you may be led to believe. 

A common dieting problem is often in the product’s labeling when you see promises of words such fat-free, sugar-free or salt-free when you shop for groceries. You need to carefully decipher that label of those foods first because they can be misleading.  For example, “fat-free” may have the manufacturer compensating for the missing fat with other ingredients such as an excessive amount of salt or sugar.  The real truth is the FDA allows that product to have 0.5 grams per serving of sugar or fat or less than five calories per serving.  

Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Better Alternative for Thinning Aging Nail Polish!

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You'll love that this method preserves the integrity of your nail polishes and get more time out of that old polish.


Thinning nail polishes that have thickened over time with plain nail polish remover may appear to help in the beginning, but this is deceptive.  Though it may seem to solve the issue, what you are really doing is slowly altering the formula.  In the days ahead that tampered with polish is already in the process of breaking down. Instead, let me show you a better way to tackle this common problem. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Review: Fuego Subscription Box for February 2016 and Intro Box

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This is the Fuego Box for February 2016.


Ask anyone that knows me and they will tell you that I like things hot.  I am not shy in the least when it comes to admitting that.  The hotter the better is my motto.   After all, what is life without something to kick it up a notch like the intense pleasure rush that a Fuego Box can bring those of us that can’t have enough hot, spicy flavor in our foods.

The thought of all that heat that I was about to unbox with a hot sauce subscription box of three small batch, artisan-made sauces gave me that warm, tingling feeling as I anticipate what degrees of sizzling heat I would soon experience.  

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: Sweet Organic Box for March 2016

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This is the Sweet Organic Box for March 2016 as it arrived.


No one will argue about how much better eating organically is for health.  However, it does cost more for those foods so you want to be sure that you and the family will like the taste.  A great way to get acquainted with new brands or products is through a subscription box like a Sweet Organic Box that I received.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: Pearlesque Box for March 2016 + COUPON–Meet My Newest Organic Skin Box Obsession!

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Pearlesque Box for March 2016 is valued at $82 of  PURE organic skin care!

Beauty subscription box lovers wanting a unique monthly skin care box of pure organic products need to meet Pearlesque Box.  This subscription brings a different selection of the world’s nontoxic, natural beauty home to you so you can feel good about the products that come in contact with your bloodstream.  What attracts me to the concept is you get to sample revitalizing beauty from countries and high quality companies that you might never think of visiting from the convenience of your home like what arrived with the March 2016 box.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review: IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

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IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara


Who can resist great mascara?  Therefore, I was delighted that PR sent me the recently released IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara to give it a whirl.

Just like all IT Cosmetics, this formula features anti-aging ingredients as well as their new elastic stretch technology to best enhance lashes. Superhero has proteins, peptide, biotin, and hydrolyzed keratin just to mention a few along with collagen for volumizing and polymers for lash-lifting.