Friday, September 30, 2016

CBD for Life Beauty and Healing Products Line Review

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Have you experienced the difference yet of cannabidiol (CBD) infused products yet?

A while back I was contacted about whether I would be interested in trying cannabidiol infused products from CBD for Life.  Though this company was unfamiliar to me, I have used a cannabidiol infused rub for pain management and liked what it did for inflammation.  Therefore, I was even more curious how CBD for Life would preform for anti-aging skin care.

Their beauty line includes a Pure CBD Face & Body Cleanser, Face Cream, Eye Serum, Lip Balm, Body Massage Lotion, and a Foot Cream.  

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Review: New Red Shades for Fall 2016 Lips and Nails From Rimmel and Sally Hansen That You Don’t Want to Miss!

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Reinvent your beauty this Fall 2016 with some notice-me lip and nail shades from Rimmel and Sally Hansen.

Now that Fall is here, reds are having a glorious moment with fresh hues of cherry, tomato reds, orange-reds to smoldering variations of blackened reds to ones infused with brown and mauve.  PR sent along some striking red color possibilities of what Rimmel and Sally Hansen has in store to style up your lips and nails this season.

If you like red, you won’t be disappointed with the two Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick shades with #51 Muse Red (cherry-red) and #52 Idol Red (orange-red). The Muse Red is best for cool skin tones being a blue-red, especially if you’re complexion is fair. On the other hand, the Idol Red leans more toward warm skin tones. These are highly pigmented matte lipsticks with a creamy texture.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Six Ways to Perk Up the Look of a Tired Face!

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This beauty doesn't let sleeplessness prevent her from looking good.  

Sometimes, sleep can be a luxury.  For those times when you don’t get your entire eight hours of beauty rest and would like to keep that exhaustion from showing on your face, then there are some steps you can take to instantly look more rested.  

Lack of sleep results in a duller complexion.  Therefore, your best bet is to start by working on reviving your lackluster skin.  The best way to improve circulation and get it glowing is starting off by introducing it to very cold water.  Some people head to the freezer for ice cubes to later bathe their face in a basin or sink full of ice water.  However, you run the risk of rupturing facial capillaries when such a cold extreme is used. Instead, wash your face first before splashing with very cold water will bring healthy color back.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Soothing Touch Organic Bath and Body Products Review

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Organic skin care is a great way to keep skin healthy.

Certified organic skin care is tops in my book as a secret of great skin.  The reason is because of purer ingredients to let skin breathe instead of suffocating with unhealthier chemicals or toxins that can possibly jeopardize health once absorbed through the bloodstream. Zeroing in on a good certified organic skin care brand can take some effort.  However, I recently discovered Soothing Touch, a wonderful and affordable option for keeping skin smooth, radiant and healthy through certified, organic bath and body products like several the company sent along.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Rimmel Kate Conditioning Lip Balm Review

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My lips felt softer using this lip balm.

Lip balm is one product that I can’t live without between how the weather and matte lipstick formulations dry out my lips.  However, I never tried Rimmel’s Kate Conditioning Lip Balm that promises up to eight hours of moisture to keep lips satisfied until lately when it arrived for me to test out.

This lip balm appears to have an orange tint, but it is clear once you apply.  It does have a fairly noticeable fruit-like scent that didn’t bother me, but might irritate more sensitive nostrils.

What I found was that it did have a nice glide to it and kept my lips comfortable and lubricated whether I wore it alone or underneath a matte lipstick for as long as I wore it.  My lips felt softer afterwards.   If you wear just this lip balm, it gives a nice natural shine as well.

I really liked the feel of Rimmel Kate Conditioning Lip Balm and would buy it again.  Check it out when you’re in the market for lip balm! 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Recipe: My Sweet Mildly Pickled Refrigerated Hot Peppers Come in Handy for Spicing Up Other Dishes!

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This recipe is a great way to enjoy your hot pepper harvest.

I don’t know how your garden turned out this year, but mine was terrible.  The only things I got to harvest were four tomatoes, basil, sage, and a lot of hot peppers.  The rest of what I planted was enjoyed by the increasing army of deer and ground hogs that like to camp nearby. 

If you, too, are left with more than you know what to do with of hot peppers, then you are going to love this easy recipe that I have for you today.  Due to my bumper crop of jalapeno peppers this year, I thought it would be great to add a little spicy sweetness to the hot in this recipe that mildly pickles them for later use in other recipes from casseroles, scrambled eggs, toppings for pizzas, adding to sauces, sandwiches, etc.  

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Six Most Indispensable Eye Brushes You’ll Want to Own!

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The key for perfecting a look revolves around the tools you use.

In my opinion, the right eye brushes are a necessity if you want to be happy with the look of your makeup. Here are six of the most basic ones I believe everyone should have for help in creating stunning eyes.

The first one that is critical is a concealer brush.  I honestly don’t know how I ever survived before without one for the difference it makes for hard to reach eye areas.  Look for a tapered, flat brush with a fine tip for the best results.  One with a larger head is harder to work with when trying to access the eyes inner corners. Make sure the brush you select is firm, but not so hard that it will irritate that fragile skin of the eye area.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Best Fall 2016 Lip Look for Mature, Aging Lips!

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If you're aging, it's time to think about the formulations and shades of lip products that you wear.

The lip trend this Fall 2016 features a lot of dark, smoldering takes on reds and peach-beige shades from brick tones, glamorous movie star reds to edgy, black-inspired reds to take offs of mauves with a heavy focus on matte formulations.   At the same time, lip gloss also will be coming back more this season with subtly updated gossamer pinks and peach colors.  Though it always is exciting wearing chic new lip product, if your face is aging,  then you need to be careful of the shades and formulations before purchasing. Otherwise, you could be sabotaging your beauty efforts by drawing unwanted attention to lip lines.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

How to Easily Boost the Radiance of Any Liquid Foundation!

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This beauty's smile shows her excitement on keeping that gorgeous summer glow.

You may have acquired a healthy boost of color from the summer sun.  However, the more days that pass, the more we lose that much sought after warm glow.  Of course, you can replace fading color with a bronzer, but I have a great makeup tip to help you better transition that summer complexion and keep that natural-looking glow going as long as possible.

To do this, you need your liquid foundation or whatever tinted moisturizer that you use along with a bottle of your favorite liquid bronzer.  What you do is pour a small amount of the size that you regularly use to do your makeup in the palm of your hand then add a few drops (one or two) of the liquid bronzer before mixing together.  If the mix is too light to match your skin tone, you can remedy that with more bronzer as needed.  

As the tan continues to fade, you can lighten up your foundation/tinted moisturizer and bronzer custom blend since you’ll mix up a fresh application daily.  This method seems to help the complexion maintain a more natural boost of sun all year round or whatever dullness sets in.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How to Do Your Eye Makeup to Compensate for Bloodshot Eyes!

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Learning to use color to contrast can be an ideal solution. 
For those times when you wake up to scare yourself with red, irritated eyes due to allergies, illness or simply  partying too hard, your first impulse might be to reach for eye drops like Visine to constrict the blood vessels.  Since this happens to be an ocular decongestant, it will help get the red out for the immediate future.  

However, frequent use of such an ocular decongestant puts you at risk for rebound redness.  Instead, a wiser course of action is easing your eyes with lubricant eye drops and using eye makeup to counteract the problem.

What else that you can do is take advantage of offsetting the remaining redness with navy liner and mascara, a color that seems to make the whites brighter.

Lining the inner lids can also help distract from those red lines.  Some people swear by white eye liner pencil, but I think a nude eye liner is a better choice for that brightening.

As to shadows, go with light shimmery neutral shades without any hints of red, pink or purple tones that will only do the opposite and play up that redness.  

For more helpful makeup tips when partying too long, I hope you read my earlier post.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pur Minerals Universal Marble Multidimensional Pink Powder Review + Swatches!

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This powder has a flattering combination of pink and rose colors.

For me, a blush is essential to pull a face together with how it can perk up the color of your skin, shape and define cheekbones and give it an instant glow.  What’s even better is when you find one like what Pur Minerals has to offer that is formulated with ingredients to not only color, but improve the skin with vitamins, minerals, shea butter without the oil, talc, fragrance, alcohol, fillers, chemical dyes or BPA in its packaging while also being made here in the United States.  Though their Universal Marble Multidimensional Powder has been out for a while, I had never tried it for some reason until PR sent the Pink one along. Now that I have sampled it, I can’t understand why it took me so long!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mineral Fusion’s Enchanted Eye Palette Review–New Find for Fall 2016 Beauty!

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These skin-tone eye shadow shades can brighten and help make eyes look younger.

Here’s an exciting beauty find that I am happy to share with you. Vegan brand, Mineral Fusion, has a new eye palette that is simply divine with six stunning neutral shades of mattes and shimmers that comes complete with eye pencil and double-ended brush applicator that you’re going to love!  

Besides formulating healthier cosmetics without parabens, artificial colors, phthalates, gluten to countless other harsh ingredients, the reason that I am so taken with this new Mineral Fusion Enchanted Eye Palette that PR sent is the beautiful versatility from these basic colors that are perfectly suited for anyone, regardless of skin tone. Whether your eyes are young or aging, these shadows go on smoothly and can brighten the lids without calling attention to flaws since they are more skin-tone eye shadows that can make that possible.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection Lipsticks (#42, #45, #48, #49) Review

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From left to right is #45, #42, #48, and ending with #49.

Nude lips are a great makeup look that you can never get tired of wearing.  Being neutral, they can go with practically anything without worrying about clashing with your outfit or other cosmetics like Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection of lipsticks that PR sent for this review.

This new drugstore line has 10 shades from chalky flesh tones to deep berry and brown infused nudes. The ones that showed up were #42 (light peach nude), #45 (light pink-nude), #48 (dark berry-nude), and #49 (deep coffee-nude).

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fuego Box September 2016 Review

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September 2016 Fuego Box for a delicious, spicy burn!

Happy days are here again because my new September Fuego Box has arrived with three devilishly tasty hot sauces to savor.  Some may wonder how anyone could possibly love adding fire to your foods like I do, but I can tell you that a great spicy burn enriches practically any dish with the unique flavor of the sauce that is hard to replicate.  

You may not believe this, but I like to keep a variety of different sauces on hand in my refrigerator to suit my changing tastes.  With Fuego Box, the hot sauce box subscription, your taste buds always are treated to continual new experiences with three artisan sauces to surprise them with.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

Beauty Box 5 September 2016 Review

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A fun way to start Fall is with a fresh box of beauty like what you can expect from Beauty Box 5.  This beauty box subscription brings five full and sample sizes of both favorite and new brands of cosmetics, skin and hair care, fragrances to nail products or tools straight to your door for just $12 a month with free shipping. 

The September 2016 theme for this beauty box subscription is “Staff Picks!”  Do check it out with me below.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Trick for Finding the Right Type of Concealer for Your Beauty Issues to Maximize Results!

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This beauty is thrilled now that she better understands concealers.

We all have beauty problems from under eye darkness, blemishes to uneven pigmentation that we would rather keep to ourselves.  Depending on what you need to hide, you probably will want several different concealer varieties with different textures, if you intend to keep those flaws out of sight.

For instance, creamy liquid concealers are lighter formulas.  These are best for when your dark circles are not that noticeable.   Just remember, the thicker, drier concealer, whether in a stick or a small pot, is one that provides more opaque coverage for heavier duty concealing such as handling serious under eye darkness, blemishes or to hide acne scarring, dark spots or any discoloration to correct your skin tone.

Besides texture, color is just as important in getting this problem right.  However, shopping for the perfect shade can be challenging considering store lighting or buying an unseen cosmetic online.  Yet, what I find that does help is to buy two shades of concealer that I can later customize to match the color I need. Usually, I notice that ones that have some peach tones are the best to offset under eye darkness.

Using a small concealer brush is something I found as the most artful way to cover dark circles or paint over a blemish or scar.  You can reach eye areas more precisely by brush than you ever could with your fingers to lay down the product.  

Another thing that I learned and, perhaps, one of the most value tips when it comes to concealing is layering the product until getting the coverage that works.  Building up additional layers of concealer can change everything for you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Complex Review–For a Beautiful Rebirth of Your Complexion!

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Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Complex (2 oz.) retails for $120.

As skin ages, it is even more important than ever to properly nourish it with ingredients that can help it bounce back from dullness and dryness to improve the texture and radiate a healthier complexion.  When it comes to feeding it a lineup of beneficial anti-aging ingredients to deal with the problem, June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Complex that I have been using is certainly up to the task.

This product has no parabens, preservatives, synthetic dyes, sulfates or fragrances so it can concentrate on active ingredients.  With such advantageous ones as white, red and green tea extracts, grapeseed extract, lactic acid, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), collagen, soy, elastin, avocado oil, amino acids, and more, this anti-aging cream is loaded with the kind of diet that you want to feed your complexion.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Are You Safe Using Preparation H As an Eye Or Face Cream?

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Do you use Preparation H?

You probably have heard about the beauty trick of using Preparation H to reduce swelling of puffy eyes and help with wrinkles and beautifying a complexion. Top makeup artists, celebrities, models, and beauty contestants swore by its wonders for those purposes.  However, those results were based on the original formula that had a live yeast cell derivative (LCD), which is also referred to as Bio-Dyne. 

Unfortunately, the formula underwent a change in 2007 where that ingredient was replaced with phenylephrine HCL.  Being a vasoconstrictor, this ingredient is a topical steroid that works to constrict blood vessels just like the phenylephrine in sudafed.  Temporarily, you might see swollen eyes deflate since the blood and fluids have a limited flow.  You may think this is a good thing and even be tempted to use it, but you are making a mistake.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pur Minerals Love Your Selfie 2 Day & Night Palette Review + Swatches--Must-Have for Fall 2016 Beauty!

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Prepare to dazzle with the combined beauty in this one palette!

One makeup palette that can please you to no end for your Fall 2016 beauty comes from mineral-based brand, Pur Minerals with their recently released Love Your Selfie 2 Day and Night Palette that PR kindly sent for this review.  Whether you want to look impeccably polished for days at work or sizzling hot for your dates at night, the shades of the eight eye shadows, three face powders, lip gloss and pencil, and mascara can provide an exciting variety of stylish new makeup possibilities to update your look for this fresh season.

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Look at how universally flattering these shades are, beauty lovers!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mineral Fusion Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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Check out my hair find for stronger hair!

My hair does not always make me happy.  Though I have a lot of it, at times I find more of it everywhere than normal.  Seriously with how thick my hair is, I don’t miss it but would rather have it stronger so I wanted to try Mineral Fusion’s new Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner.

The Strengthening Shampoo ($9.99) has vegetarian keratin proteins, minerals, marula and peppermint oils that make up this gentle, clay-based formula that is also safe for  color-treated and all hair types. Immediately, I was taken in by its appealing fragrance, almost like a gourmand floral with how delicious it smelled.  What I noticed was it lathered nicely and seemed to lightly stimulate the scalp, which was refreshing before rinsing.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Recipe: My No-Work Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers!

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These peppers also reheat very well!

If you want an easy, but delicious dinner that you can throw in the crock pot and basically forget, then do I have the perfect recipe for you.  My No-Work Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers are flavorful with onion and garlic goodness along with sage in a base mixture of ground turkey and rice that later is topped with a tomato-basil sauce.

Preparation is a breeze with just cleaning and chopping of the vegetables before mixing the filling ingredients, then stuffing the peppers and finally topping with that delectably sweetened sauce.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Skin Care Help for Easily Irritated Complexions!

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This beauty has a big smile now that she knows how to keep her complexion from over reacting to products.

With the constant improvements in skin care technology, we are using more advanced products than ever as we cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and renew our complexions to delay the aging process, minimize lines, and perfect texture.  Though as wonderful as that may be, it also has become more common to find your complexion reacting with all the overlapping or overdoing of products, hoping to speed up complexion results.  However, here are some basic things that can help you avoid upsetting your skin.

Avoid using various active, acid-based products together from different lines at the same time.  You’ll have a better chance of preventing a flare-up of your complexion when sticking to one line over several.

In our rush for more beautiful skin, you may be tempted to give yourself more treatments or leave on acid-based products like chemical or enzyme peels on longer than the directions advise.  The same rule holds true for using sloughing bead exfoliating scrubs too frequently.  Instead, what you can be doing is possibly damaging your complexion with excessive redness and ending up with a scar.  Following the directions are the best way to keep that skin calm.

You also might want to read my earlier post with additional help for sensitive skin.

The important thing to remember is being patient when using those products. If you are, then beautiful changes will happen!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

What to Look for to Protect Your Feet From the Possible Dangers Before Getting a Salon Pedicure!

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Before you sit in a salon chair, you'll want to read this.

Salon pedicures are certainly relaxing more so than one that you do at home.  However, before you treat your feet to salon pampering, there are some simple precautions that you should take to best protect the health of your feet.

Look for the salon’s license along with the names of the technicians near the door area is important. An elegant interior does not guarantee the cleanliness of the operator’s workstation or how the tools used are sterilized.  If you see an unkempt station that may have tools lying about or notice too much trash piling up in the operator’s waste can, this can be a clue to how sanitary that workstation is.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation (Light Clair, Blush Medium) Review + Swatches–Complexion Perfection Was Never So Easy!

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Light Clair has more orange warmth to the beige.

When your complexion is feeling less than flawless, I find a great foundation formula is essential if you want to rack up the compliments for its help smoothing and perfecting the skin.  One that you might like to try is Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Liquid 14-Hour Wear Foundation that I have been using lately for the beautiful finish it can give.

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Blush Medium is a tad darker than Light Clair with just a touch of pink.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

BedVoyage Eco-Luxury Bamboo Queen Duvet Cover Review + ($179.99-$199.99) Giveaway!–Ends September 22, 2016

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You never realized the comfort difference until sleeping on bamboo fabric.

It’s important to be comfortable if we intend to get that rest we need to stay healthy. Bamboo bedding like the Duvet Cover that I received from BedVoyage for this review/giveaway is not only stylish, but ideal for snuggling up and getting cozy against without the worry of harsh chemicals needed to treat the fabric like conventional petroleum-based microfibers, formaldehyde-treated cotton or flame retardants used in most traditional bedding. 

The one I selected was their Queen Duvet Cover in Mocha/Ivory. This reversible 100% rayon cover with its accent stripe can dress up any bedroom with its striking simplicity and slight sheen.  You can’t help but love how easily it was to stuff this lightweight duvet cover through its practically invisible zipper that ran across the entire bottom.

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This fabric has a lovely soft sheen to feel almost like satin.

Once I was finished making the bed, I was tempted to crawl in and take a nap with how comfortable that duvet cover felt against my fingertips.   I resisted since I had too much to do to spare the time with only a few more hours until bedtime anyway.

Let me tell you, but this bamboo duvet cover made a chilly summer night pleasant to sleep through due to its thermal regulating.   I was not too hot or too cold, but felt blissful cuddling against that satin-like fabric that is so breathable due to its moisture wicking.

My love affair with BedVoyage began once I began sleeping on their eco-luxury bamboo sheets that I reviewed a few months ago.  Once you experience a night sleeping pampered by this bamboo fabric and compare with your old bedding, only then will you appreciate how much more comfy your bed can be.

What else you may not be aware of is that  rayon fabric doesn’t need hot water when you launder this duvet cover since it is resistant to bacteria.  It also won’t hold odor or mildew.  However, bamboo bedding is more delicate and needs to be washed in cold to warm water with milder or eco-friendly liquid detergent for extending the longest life and avoiding the fabric from piling.

For more info on how to care for bamboo bedding, read my earlier review for more details.

Sometimes, all it takes is a good night’s sleep to feel better and be more productive like relaxing in the soothing contentment of  thermal regulating bedding.  If your goal is better sleep, I highly recommend visiting BedVoyage and trying their bamboo bedding out like this duvet cover and sheet set or bamboo towels, blankets, shams, and crib bedding because you can get 15% off their entire product line when you enter my nuts4stuff coupon code at checkout from now until this giveaway ends on September 22, 2016!  

Thanks to BedVoyage, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the continental United States win their choice along with color of a Queen ($179.99) or King/CK Duvet Cover ($199.99)!

Giveaway details and how to enter–

Prize: One (1) winner from the continental USA will win their choice of color and size of a BedVoyage Queen or King/CK Eco-Luxury Bamboo Duvet Cover ($179.99-$199.99 value!)

Dates of entry: 09/0/16–09/22/16 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility: Open to the continental USA.  No PO Boxes.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

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Nuts 4 Stuff wishes you a happy Labor Day!
Since I have been laboring extra hard this year, I am taking a much needed day off to relax and picnic with family and friends this holiday. However, tomorrow Nuts 4 Stuff will return to normal operation with something special that you don’t want to miss–-a huge giveaway worth nearly $200!

Intrigued are we?  

If you’re wondering what I could possibly be hinting at, then you are just going to have to be patient because my lips are sealed.  Everything will be explained further to you on Tuesday, September 6 so be ready to check Nuts 4 Stuff and enter!

Trust me, but you’ll be excited and jumping for joy once you read the review and see this fantastic prize.

Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Quick Way to Adjust the Amount of Coverage From Any Liquid Foundation!

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This beauty is surprised at how well this makeup trick works to customize a foundation.

Most of us have a few different foundation formulas in our makeup stash from heavier to light coverage to meet whatever is going on with our complexions. However, you can just as easily adapt the amount of coverage you get from a foundation if you want to save yourself some money.

All you need to do is add a little of your moisturizing lotion to any liquid foundation to thin a heavier formula. Rather than adding the moisturizer directly to the bottle of foundation, I find pouring a small amount in the palm of my hand with some foundation gives me more control over the amount of coverage that I need.  Mix with a cotton swab and test until you’re satisfied with your new custom blend.

Start with a smaller amount of a moisturizer (dime size) to a slightly larger portion of foundation (quarter size) can turn a heavier formula for one that provides medium coverage.  On the same note, pour a bit more of the moisturizer into that same amount of foundation and get light coverage.  For the sheerest amount of coverage, use equals amounts of both the moisturizer and foundation.

This little makeup trick does work and will help you cut down on the clutter as well as expense of the need to buy so many foundations!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

How to Determine the Best Quality Makeup Brushes!

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Price alone does not determine quality of your makeup brushes.  You need to know what to look for before buying.

The right makeup brushes can do more for your face than you might give them credit for.  They can boost the beauty of eyes, enhance bone structure, hide imperfections to finishing your overall look in a way that turns into sheer makeup artistry.  Before you buy, let me share some helpful tips on how to tell a quality brush whether natural hair or synthetic.

The first thing you want to do is examine how the brush feels against your skin.  A great  brush is one that has hairs that almost seem to caress your complexion as they touch your face.  On the same note, you want to avoid any that may feel a bit coarse.  This is a warning sign of an inferior brush.

Friday, September 2, 2016

How to Save Time and Simplify Your Morning Makeup Routine But Still Look Stunning!

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This beauty knows how to simplify her makeup routine.

If you’re running short of time or simply want to shorten how long it takes to do your makeup, you can still look polished.  All that is called for are a few small changes to your normal routine.

Playing up your best feature such as your eyes or lips can help since you will then need to understate the rest of your look.  For example, exaggerated bold eyes with emphasis on thick black or glitter liner that will be trending this Fall/Winter 2017 need the blush and lips toned down.  Failure to do so will create an unbalanced look that you want to avoid. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Your Skin-Must Have!--June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Peel Pads Review

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To get the most out of exfoliation, you need a gentle but  an effective product that won't be too rough on skin.

Exfoliation is the key to maintaining beautiful skin that never seems to age.  Doing so, revives a dull complexion, removing dead cells clouding radiance and stimulating fresh new cells to surface.  The process also allows your skin care products to work harder for you so they can penetrate more deeply than just laying on top of your epidermis.

However, moderation and the product are just as important if you don’t want to sabotage what you’re trying to achieve by products or methods that can abuse the skin.  Therefore, I was curious how luxury spa brand, June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Peel Pads would handle the challenge.