Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PUR Cosmetics Bronze Your Selfie Review + Swatch!

**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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I love how much you can do with this one liquid bronzer!


This is the time of year when my still pale winter coloring could use a boost.  Therefore, I was glad to find PUR Cosmetics limited edition Bronze Your Selfie show up in a box that PR sent along because it seemed just what I needed to transition into summer.

This is a liquid form of bronzer with gold radiance through its sunny tan color.  It has a shimmer to it, but it’s more subtle and a natural looking sun-kissed hue than an exaggerated, sparkly one.  I also thought it was buildable and easy to blend.


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Here I swatched the Bronze Your Selfie with the unblended on the left and blending it on the right.


I especially liked how many different ways that you could use this product to get yourself glowing.  I loved mixing a little of it with foundation for warming my complexion, but also found it just as wonderful when I tested it with my moisturizer.  I also added  some to my body lotion and it rescued my pale legs and arms.

I say if you want an effortless glow whether for the face or body, then PUR’s Bronze Your Selfie Skin-Perfecting Face and Body Liquid Bronzer ($26) is the way to go.  Check it out at the company’s website or Kohl’s while it’s available because it really is one that you’ll love!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How to Easily Adapt the Level of Your Powder Foundation Coverage From the Same Compact!

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You'll be surprised at how much additional coverage you'll get from that same powder foundation once you try this tip.


Some people feel that powder foundations can’t compare to the amount of coverage that you can expect from liquid forms.  However, I tend to disagree because with the right brush and technique that product will provide you with heavier, fuller coverage just as easily as it would for lighter coverage just by switching out brushes and varying your method of application.

Swirling your brush into the powder foundation and dusting it on gives you more sheer coverage.  

On the other hand, if you need heavier coverage, then it is simpler than you expect.  What I do is get a flat-top foundation brush and tap, tap, tap into the powder foundation. This technique guarantees that the most powder adheres to the brush over that typical random swirling that you might usually do.  Afterwards, I take that loaded brush and slowly press into the skin before finally giving my face light buffing.

I promise if you try this powder foundation makeup tip you’ll be amazed at how much additional coverage that same foundation will give you.  It’s like you now have two different coverages in one foundation compact!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fuego Box May 2017 Review

**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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This is the trio for May 2017 from Fuego Box.

I do like to turn up the heat and I’m not afraid to tell you so.  This is why I adore Fuego Box, the online hot sauce subscription box.  This is the ultimate way any hot sauce fanatic can get their hot and spicy fix with three unique sauces in each box that truly know how to pleasure the taste buds.

The cost is $29.95 per quarter with free shipping.  Inside your box, you also get an informational card about the sauces and recommended foods to coordinate with each sauce.  You can also buy one box at time for just $12.95 with a $5.00 shipping fee.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Molton Brown's Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream Review

**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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This hand cream has more of a  refreshing citrus scent than you might expect.



Unlike the sweeter fruity-floral rush of Delicious Rhubarb & Rose, this variation is Molton Brown’s Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream is a bit more on the tart and citrus inspired than any floral rose scent.

The formula nourishes dry skin with the help of rhubarb and rose extracts among its ingredients.  It didn’t make my hands feel greasy or sticky, which is important to me with all the time I spend typing at my computer.  Nor do you have to use all that much to keeps hands smooth.  Yet, the best part is its zesty, uplifting lingering scent that lightly clings nicely to your skin.

Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream retails for $15 for 1.4 oz. on Amazon.

Have you tried any Molton Brown’s hand creams yet? Check their website out!

Friday, May 26, 2017

C.O. Bigelow Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904 and Rose Salve Tin No. 012 Review

*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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This cleanser is extra gentle and doesn't strip dry skin's precious oils.

C.O. Bigelow was established in 1838 and happens to be the oldest apothecary in America!  I’ve heard of them, but I never got around to trying any of their products until a few arrived for this review with their Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904 and Rose Salve Tin No. 012.

The Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904 ($25) is a creamy, non-scented lotion intended for normal/dry skin that is enriched with moisturizing ingredients such as sweet almond oil, aloe and calendula extract for better keeping the complexion soft and soothed as it removes grime and makeup. 

Just as you would with any creamy cleanser, I applied some of this lotion to my dry face and lightly massaged the product in, which is the best method to activate it.  Some people prefer to immediately wash it off after cleaning, but I like to wipe off with a washcloth first before rinsing.

I liked how it melted the makeup and didn’t strip the skin’s oils in the process for a gentle, but moisturized clean.  If have problems with some cleansers leaving your skin feeling taunt afterward, this one was great with my dry complexion. 


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This little tin really heals!

Rose Salve Tin No. 012 ($5.50) is one of the indispensable skin healing products that should be in every home for what this pink tin can do for dry, hurting chapped lips and skin irritation with its beneficial rose extract.   This stuff even helped with a paper cut I got!  
  
As you might guess, I am so glad that I sampled these marvelous C.O. Bigelow products  because it only made me want to try more to see what else I have been missing.  

Have you tried anything from C.O. Bigelow yet?  If not, you definitely should start that exploration with my particular favorite their Rose Salve Tin No. 012 or Deluxe Gentle Cleanser No. 904!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Joseph Nogucci Awakening | Silver Aura Silver Leaf Jasper Bracelet Review – FREE Bracelet Offer for First-Time Customers–HURRY!

*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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The Awakening bracelet is such a versatile piece.


Joseph Nogucci makes some beautiful bracelets.  In fact, the Awakening Silver Aura Leaf Jasper Bracelet ($38) is the fourth one I now own from his collection.  If you want to see my other three pieces, read my original review.

This particular one with its 6mm semi-precious stones in varying multicolored browns and grays is set off with five silver accent beads is advertised to help with mental awakening to stimulate new ideas, which I can never enough of.  My lovely new bracelet is well crafted with an elastic cord that nearly any wrist can stretch into. This piece is  comfortable and doesn’t weigh my slender wrist down when I type or have anything sharp that can snag stockings.

Right now, the company is offering first-time customers a free bracelet just for the cost off shipping. However, you don’t have much time to get in on this deal because it expires in about a day or so.  

Here is the link to the Joseph Nogucci bracelet collection to take advantage.  Don’t delay because these are so pretty to dress any outfit!

Beessential Relaxing Lavender Honey Hand & Body Cream, Lavender With Bergamot Moisturizing Body Wash and Lemon-Lavender Lip Balm Review

*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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These products soothe and soften without harsh chemicals!


A great way to unwind after a long, stressful day is pampering my body with indulgent natural skin care from head to toe such as what Beessential sent me with one of their body washes, hand & body lotions and lip balm. 

This is a small Ohio company that uses their own home grown honey to manufacture and control all aspects of their products. They only use healthy ingredients like coconut, olive and virgin hemp oils and never sulfates, parabens or PEG.

The Lavender With Bergamot Moisturizing Body Wash ($8.99) has lavender and bergamot essential oils that made for a relaxing time in my tub.  It lathered up wonderfully and was pleasing to cleanse with.

Once I jumped out of the tub, I gave my still damp body an ample lubing with their Relaxing Lavender Honey Hand & Body Cream ($12.99).  This was a rich cream that locked in moisture and softened me with a refreshing light scent.

My lips are always craving extra moisture despite the season.  I found their Lemon-Lavender Lip Balm 2-Pack ($5.98) up to the task of soothing dryness with a pleasant taste.

If you’re looking for reasonably priced natural body care, find Beessential products at their website and do browse!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mally Beauty More Is More Mascara Review

*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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You'll love what you can do for your eyes with this mascara.



Unlike some of you, I don’t naturally come by long, lush lashes unless I meet up with great mascara.  I don’t know if you had a chance to try Mally Beauty’s More Is More Mascara yet, but PR kindly sent me one to see what I thought.

This is a jet black formula with a nicely designed, slender brush with additional bristles on the tip for lengthening, defining and separating to give that effect of false lashes. This mascara also has a special sealant that helps protect from smudging and flaking.

The formula has a creamy, wonderful consistency that goes on the lashes beautifully.  This mascara really captures lashes easily to thicken and lengthen.  I liked how quickly I could build up my lashes and separate them for real impact without needing to curl them first.  
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This mascara is easy to take off, too.

My eyes can be sensitive, especially at this time of year with everything blooming.  However, the formula is gentle and non-irritating as well. This mascara also didn’t smudge in all the hours I had it on, but flaked slightly toward evening when I went to take it off.

Something else fantastic about More Is More mascara is how great this mascara is to remove with just a regular eye makeup remover.

The next time you are on the prowl for new mascara, especially if you don’t have the best lashes, make it a point to try Mally Beauty’s More Is More Mascara ($20) because you will be glad that you did!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PUR Cosmetics Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick Review

*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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If oil is a problem, this stick is a handy helper.



If you read me regularly, then you probably are aware that I have dry skin for the most part.  This is true except for an oily nose, which baffles me since the rest of my T-zone is fine. This shiny nose problem gets worse through the heat of summer.  With that said, I thought PUR’s Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick might be a helpful save from over powdering or using a blotting sheet.


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Here is what the product looks like.

This white blotting stick is what you use instead of your normal mattifying primer and apply to dry skin before makeup.  The product comes in a short, chubby silver tube that is perfect for throwing in your handbag or targeting smaller areas like a nose or running over your T-zone.  

When I read the ingredients, I noticed it had one particular ingredient that I knew could help to produce a mattifying effect.  It was silica in the formula.

When I tried it, I was pleased at how well it kept my nose shine free for hours without the need to retouch. I’m glad that I found this product now before broiling summer sets in to make that shine more of an issue.  

If you also need to zap up excess oil, PUR Cosmetics Make It Matte Oil Mattifying Blotting Stick ($26) is worth trying. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa Review + ($972) Giveaway!–Ends June 10, 2017

*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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Meet the new object of my desires, my DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa!


I am smitten with my new modular sofa bed that arrived because it does so much more than look beautiful in my house with its clean, straight lines.  Besides being extremely comfortable due to its specially designed foam cushions for lumber support whether sitting or sleeping when an extra bed is called for, it also has plenty of deep, inner storage within its ottomans.  It also gives me more decorating freedom to use it differently by separating the pieces into two separate chairs, or a chaise or buying additional ottomans if I care to expand my design plan for the room.  However, my DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa that I received for this review and giveaway gives me all those options unlike what you normally can expect from a sofa bed.



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Here's another view of my sofa bed in Mocha.


The sofa that I chose was  the smaller size that turns into a twin bed over the larger one that has four ottomans for reverting into a king-size bed. The size of the two ottomans that I selected was in 36-inches, but a smaller size of 30-inches is also available.  It has two sofa back pillows and two back supports/armrests.  DuoBed has five shades with the one I selected in Mocha (pale brown, but darker than beige), Brick, Deep Ocean, Espresso, and Flint.  If you’re not sure of how well the color would fit in your room, the company will send you a free swatch to compare before your purchase.


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You can have decorating options and redesign those modular pieces unlike conventional furniture.


The fabric of my American-made sofa is all polyester. It has a wonderful, smooth feel unlike some textured fabrics that can be scratchy and irritating.  Furthermore, the material is safe to use Scotch Guard on to protect it, if I so desired.  If by chance, it received a small spill or a pair of small dirty hands left evidence of their crime, a bit of rug cleaner is safe to use to remove it without worrying about damaging the fabric or color.


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Each ottoman is roomy.  I  prefer the look of no armrests and kept them inside, but you can attach.


I can’t stress enough how wonderful this sofa bed feels against your back.  It’s not too firm nor too soft but just perfect for what a back needs–-at least one like mine.  



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You could store  a complete bedding set inside with pillows, blankets, sheets.  I put in two big afghans to show you.

Someday I want to get another for my office.  This would really help organize equipment, paper, and supplies much better while giving me more space. In fact, DuoBed has a commercial version of fabric with Cryton Fabrics that is sold through Grainger that is water resistant and can even be cleaned with laundry detergent and diluted bleach that is specifically geared for hospitals, offices, hotels, universities and colleges.  



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Here's a full front view.  By now, I bet that you are smitten too!

I don’t know about you, but give me multifunction furniture any day of the week!  If you’re shopping for furniture, check DuoBed’s website first because you will get more value than you can possibly imagine!


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DuoBed can be one of the best investments you'll make.


Thanks to DuoBed, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the continental United States wins a DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa in their choice of color and size!


Giveaway Details and How to Enter:


Prize: One (1) winner from the continental USA wins a DuoBed Modular Multi-Functional Storage Sleeper Sofa ($972 value) in their choice of color and size!

Dates of entry: 05/22/17–06/10/17 at 11:59 P.M. 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.  

How to Enter:  Please use the Rafflecopter widget if it works.  You can also enter by clicking this link or try to enter using another browser. You can return daily and log in again with your email to tweet or to vote daily for Nuts 4 Stuff on Picket Fence Blogs.



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate 5 Treatment Mask to Ramp Up Your Beauty Review + ($225) Giveaway (3 Winners)!–Ends June 9, 2017

*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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This box contains five separate masks to rescue your skin.


The best anti-aging ingredients can make a striking improvement to your complexion. To make those effective ingredients work even harder, the formula needs to have an innovative delivery system to reach deeper for the skin’s ultimate benefits like the remarkable difference that you can expect from the Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask that I have been testing for this review and giveaway.  

The Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask is unique because it is the first hydrogen water filled premium skin care mask of its kind.  Without going into all the science, hydrogen has the perfect size molecule, being the smallest atom on the planet to reverse free radical damage by its unsurpassed ability to penetrate skin cells to neutralize toxic oxygen that is already inside the skin and converting it to water.

What this means for your face is treating it with this mask and its perfect water from hydrogen can revitalize the skin’s elasticity and stimulate regeneration of new cells for a younger, softer, healthier, and an optimally moisturized complexion.  In fact, hydrogen has more antioxidant power than vitamin C, coenzyme Q10 and out does vitamin E by leaps and bounds.

The product has all natural ingredients with more than 15 plant extracts that by combining niacinamide and adenosine benefit a complexion by also increasing elastin and collagen production without the presence of parabens, mineral oils, surfactants, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol or methylaparabens in the formula. Besides what this mask can do for anti-aging, moisturizing, whitening, and detoxing the skin, it also has anti-inflammatory properties for calming irritation and anti-bacterial ones in keeping the skin as healthy as possible.

This is a full face mask that has ear tags so it doesn’t slip like others that you randomly plaster on to adhere. I applied to my freshly washed face and left on for twenty minutes.  Once the time was up, I removed the mask and was covered with this sticky substance.  You don’t rinse this stuff off but lightly tap this into the skin, then leave it on for about an hour.  You will want to be alone when you do this because you will not look your best with this stuff on your face.  However, by the end of the time, the substance does eventually disappear into the skin.  

When I finally finished and examined my face, I was truly impressed at how this mask freshened my complexion and made it velvety while also plumping up fine lines and incredibly lessening deeper laugh lines.  

The Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask retails for $35 for five separate treatments! 

I think this mask is a great product and definitely worth a try.  Check the Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate Mask at the company’s website because it could be the solution for ageless and better skin that you have been looking for!

Thanks to Lisse Skin Healer, three lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers in the United States win the Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate 5 Treatment Mask ($35) + the Epilocue Toilet Perfume Set ($39.95) for ($225 total value)!
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Epilocue Toilet Perfume Set to make your next trip more pleasant for your household or you!


Giveaway Details and How to Enter:


Prize: Three (3) winners from the USA win the Lisse Real Hydrogen Rejuvenate 5 Treatment Mask ($35) + the Epilocue Toilet Perfume Set ($39.95) for a ($225 total value)!

Dates of entry: 05/21/17–06/09/17 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility: Open to the  USA.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  

How to Enter:  Please use the Rafflecopter widget if it works.  You can also enter by clicking this link or try to enter using another browser. You can return daily and log in again with your email to tweet or to vote daily for Nuts 4 Stuff on Picket Fence Blogs.


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

BR Naturals Organic Oils Review + My Zesty Curried Rice and Olives Recipe!

*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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Black Cumin Seed Oil is the star of today's recipe with its spicy goodness.


BR Naturals is a Canadian-based company that specializes in natural skin care and a wonderful collection of organic oils for cooking and health.  With their own farms and processing plant, they have the ability to make sure how their ingredients are grown, cultivated and refined to keep their end products as pure as nature intended.  I had the opportunity to try a variety of their fine oils and will be sharing additional recipes with you on what I created to show them off to their ultimate advantage.


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My Zesty Curried Rice and Olives with Salmon Patties is an easy, healthy meal.

Friday, May 19, 2017

How to Get More Cleaning Power From Your Makeup and Facial Wipes!


Wipes are so convenient for quick, no-fuss makeup removal.  Sometimes, though they can lose some of their initial moistness over time.  However, there is a way that you can keep them as well lubricated as when you first opened that package with this little tip that I’m about to share.

What I do is now is to store my container of wipes upside down instead of up the normal way.  I found by doing so, the next wipe that I pull out is just as moist as the first.

You probably are going to laugh, but you got to try this if you want to get more cleaning power from your wipes because you will!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Molton Brown's Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette Review

*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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This fragrance offers tropical beauty that you can lose yourself in.


For anyone seeking an instant retreat to a tropical locale with sun, sand and warm ocean breezes that capture the right blend of exotic flowers, spice and freshness to perfume the air, Molton Brown’s Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette could be your ticket to get there.  This romantic fragrance, classified as a floriental was created by perfumer, Jacques Chabert and launched in 2015.

The opening is a joyous exploration to paradise with welcoming floral notes of the ginger lily joined by intriguing notes of cardamom and cloves to keep you guessing.

Once this fragrance warms further in the heart, it takes on a gardenia headiness from the influence of tuberose that seems to sweetly dominate until the marigold notes (tagetes) and jasmine wonderfully emerges to balance it out.
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1.7 oz. retails for $65

As the scent dries down in the base, it becomes soft and inviting when its sensuous notes of creamy cedarwood, sandalwood and musk surface.  

To me, Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette is a decadent-feeling fragrance that you can lose yourself in with its lush bouquet of haunting beauty of white floral, spices and woods. If what I describe sounds like your type of fragrance, visit Molton Brown and let Heavenly Gingerlily Eau de Toilette take you to your own special ecstasy!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beauty Box 5 May 2017 Review

*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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May 2017 was a good month with five full size products and one bonus sample! 


Summer Date Night is the theme behind this latest Beauty Box 5.  If you are unfamiliar with this beauty box subscription, then you are missing out on the fun way to shop and often find some great products that you might never have ever heard before.

Each month Beauty Box 5 sends a box with five full and sample size makeup, hair and skin care, nail polish, beauty tools and fragrances.  The cost is $12.00 per month with  free shipping in the USA, but $3.00 extra if you are in Canada.

May 2017 happened to be a really good month with the beauty stash that arrived in my green box.  Let me show you what I found.


Beauty Box 5 May 2017


1.  Cougar Beauty 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick (Full Size)----------------------------------$12.99
2.  Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioner (Full Size)-----------------$10.00
3.  Jelly Pong Pong Bare Necessities Highlighting Pencil (Full Size)---------------$17.95
4.  Daily Concepts Exfoliating Body Scrubber (Full Size)--------------------------------$5.00
5.  Nanacoco Jumbo Eye & Lip Pencil (Full Size)------------------------------------------$5.50
6.  De La Cruz Arnica Salve (Sample of 0.12 oz.)------------------------------------------$0.35


Total Approximate Value:   $51.80!


The Cougar Beauty 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick was flattering.  The color was deep pink-mauve called Mulberry. The finish I got was matte and had wonderful staying power.

The Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioner came in a delicious vanilla coconut cream flavor.  It’s all natural and makes dry lips feel good.

Jelly Pong Pong Bare Necessities Highlighting Pencil was from a brand that I never tried before.  However, this product was ideal for accenting areas with its gorgeous pigment and smooth blending.

The Daily Concepts Exfoliating Body Scrubber is something that comes in handy.  This sponge has two sides with two textures from gentle buffing to more vigorous scrubbing.  

As to the Nanacoco Jumbo Eye & Lip Pencil, I was disappointed in the choice of color that landed up in my box.  Mine happened to be a bold deep green that was somewhat darker than a pickle that I would never wear.  This will go to my neighbor’s teen daughter who goes in for that wild sort of thing.

The De La Cruz Arnica Salve is helpful when you get a fresh bruise.  I didn’t run into anything yet, but I do that once in a while when I move the furniture around.  

In my opinion, May 2017 was a vast improvement over the previous month.  I loved it all except that one eye & lip pencil and only because of the shade.  Have you tried this beauty box subscription out yet?  If not, I suggest check out Beauty Box 5!

*****Beauty Box 5 is no longer in business.******

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KMS Tame Frizz De-Frizz Oil Review

*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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This is more a clear gel than a typical hair oil.

Anyone with a natural curl to their hair knows what a problem that frizziness can be. Since I am one of those people, I was more than willing to test KMS Tame Frizz De-Frizz Oil when PR reached out.

This is a clear formula with a slight sweet scent that you can apply to slightly damp hair after washing it or to tame dry hair.  It has a dimethiconol polymer to guard the hair against humidity and cyclopentasiloxane for controlling the frizz.

I tried it for the first time yesterday on dry hair when it gave me trouble sticking out in the wrong places. Instead of just randomly applying the product to the whole head, I found it was better to start by pumping out a small wad of this non-greasy gel-serum at a time and work it from the bottom of the hair upward.  This way I was saved from piling on too much until I was familiar with how much I would need.

The product helped make my misbehaving hair smooth and manageable without weighing it down or causing stickiness, which is a win.  Furthermore, my hair did gain some shine, but next time I am going to see the difference of applying to damp, freshly washed hair since the company recommends that for getting the glossiest effect.

I liked KMS Tame Frizz De-Frizz Oil.  Have you ever used this product yet?  Check it out at the company’s website!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Look deVine Wine Inspired Lip Shimmers, Shine and Soap Review + ($47) Giveaway!–Ends May 30, 2017

*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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Look deVine wine inspired and resveratrol infused beauty.


We all heard the benefits of red wine for our health when consumed in moderation.  Look deVine stole the thunder of those red wine grapes and redirected its resveratrol, grape seed oil and red wine antioxidants for skin beautifying power with their becoming lip shimmers, lip shine and soap that was sent for this review and giveaway.

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The Bordeaux Lip Shine is on the left, then Rosé Glycerine Bar Soap and four Lip Shimmers on the right.



The products are 100% natural and made in the USA, which is another reason to celebrate considering forgoing ingredients that could possibly jeopardize health and manufacturing here at home to boost our economy instead of one overseas.

The Bordeaux Lip Shimmer shade is a lovely red-plum.  Pinot Noir is a deep purple-wine.  Merlot is a red-berry color.  The last one I received was the Pinot Grigio, a pale pink.  All complimented my lips with their pigments and shimmer, but Bordeaux was my favorite with my skin tone.  They also made my lips feel good in the process to relieve dryness.


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On the left is Merlot, Bordeaux, Pinot Noir and ending with Pinot Grigio on the right.

The only thing I wished was that their caps on the lip shimmers weren’t manufactured so tightly to make them such a struggle to pull off.  

The Lip Shine is also in Bordeaux, which I recommend the color for flattering all skin tones with how it can liven up a face without overdoing it.  This product is very moisturizing and slicks up the lips with lots of a shine.  You can wear it alone or layer with one of the lip shimmers like the pale pink Pinot Grigio to give the shade more depth.

The company also included a Rosé Glycerine Bar Soap.  It lathers up with a creamy, rich lather that smells sweetly delicious with that tinge of wine scent as you cleanse with it.

Everything I tried from this company was great from a beauty standpoint to healing.  Check Look deVine out because I think that you would like them, too!

Thanks to Look deVine, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States wins Look deVine four Lip Shimmers (Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio), a Lip Shine (Bordeaux) and a Rosé Glycerine Bar Soap ($47 total value)!

Giveaway details and How to Enter–


Prize: One (1) winner from the USA will win Look deVine four Lip Shimmers (Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio), a Lip Shine (Bordeaux), and a Rosé Glycerine Bar Soap ($47 total value)!

Dates of entry: 05/15/17–05/30/17 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility: Open to the  USA.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  

How to Enter:  Please use the Rafflecopter widget if it works.  You can also enter by clicking this link or try to enter using another browser. You can return daily and log in again with your email to tweet or to vote daily for Nuts 4 Stuff on Picket Fence Blogs.



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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!



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Even a goose mother listens to other feathered youngsters--not just her own!


Today is a special day to extend or receive some extra love to mothers everywhere.  After all, think of all that we put them through growing up.  Yet, they persevered through some of our craziness of youth shows how exceptional mothers really are.  

Therefore, wherever you are, I hope that you remember to do something nice for your mother.  If she's still with you, returning that can be as simple as a phone call, a visit, taking her to dinner or cooking one for her along with a beautiful cake.  

Happy Mother’s Day!  I will see you tomorrow when Nuts 4 Stuff returns to normal operation because I too am celebrating.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sugru Mouldable Glue (Organise Small Spaces, Rebel Tech and Create & Craft) Kits Review

*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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This is makes small home jobs easier.

I had never heard of Sugru, but when a PR rep emailed and invited me to test some of their mouldable glue kits to cover various projects, it piqued my curiosity.  Like everyone else, I had some ideas in mind for my own home projects to evaluate the Organize Spaces, Rebel Tech and Create & Crafts Kits.

Each of these kits retails for $15 and includes four single-use packs of this mouldable putty that you shape, then adhere to suit your needs before letting it completely dry for 24 hours along with 14-16 ideas for projects and a Sugru tin with some slight differences per kit.


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Organizing gaming stuff and wires can be readily solved with this kit.



The Organize Small Spaces Kit also has three D-hooks, one toothpick and a Sugru remover in case you make a mistake.  I attached a few extra hooks in my closet for my hair dryer and curling iron for more convenient access.

Rebel Tech Kit also comes with Sugru remover, which is handy if you never played with this stuff before for when you decide on a different spot or just didn’t care for your work.  I didn’t use this one yet because my guy has plans for it with all his computer wires and gaming gizmos.

The Create & Craft Kit is basically for personalizing whatever you need by stamping. This kit also comes with a texturing thimble and brush. To be honest, I don’t have anything I need to use this kit for now.  However, I’m going to save it for the holiday season since this would be nice for making cute labels for a homemade cookie, cocoa drink mix, spice mixes that you want to pass out to friends as a small gift.
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You can personalize practically anything.

Now is a great time to start some home projects.  These Kits can help simplify some of what you may be planning. Check them out at the Sugru website.