Saturday, April 30, 2016

Roux *New* Rejuvenating Keratin Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner, Volume Boosting Serum and Porosity Control Corrector & Conditioner Review

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Roux Rejuvenating Keratin Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner, and Porosity Control Corrector & Conditioner


What woman’s hair doesn’t need strengthening?  Think of all we do to our hair just every day from bombarding it with heat from our hair dryers and hot styling tools, not to mention chemical processing to color, perm, or straighten. Though I didn’t know what to expect from this new Roux Rejuvenating Keratin Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner and Volume Boosting Serum, I am never one to refuse hair help.

Friday, April 29, 2016

How to Get the Most Skin Care Protection From Vitamin C Serums!

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This beauty knows how to take proper care of her skin whether indoors or out.

When it comes to helping the skin defend itself from free radicals, you can’t do much better than turning to a topical vitamin C serum.  Its main purpose is to guard against further sun damage, not nudging fresh collagen to the surface of the skin.  This is especially critical for those suffering from excessive sun damage to preserve the integrity of the skin. 

However, there are some important things that you should keep in mind if you want to get the most effective vitamin C serums.  Look for at least 10 percent of active vitamin C for the most beneficial product.  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer Review

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Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer
I am a stickler when it comes to doing everything in my power to defend my face against the ravages of time and the elements. Therefore, I make it a habit to never leave the house without some form of sunscreen.  A wonderful multitasking mineral moisturizer that I tried lately was the one I received from vegan brand, Mineral Fusion.

In the past, I have had trouble with reactions from some chemical sunscreens.  However, I never had a problem with the mineral formulas or any of the skin care products that I have already sampled from Mineral Fusion.   

Their Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer has no phthalate, paraben, gluten or artificial color and is 100% vegan to safeguard health.  Mineral Fusion’s formula is gentle with a marvelous, thicker consistency that is not too heavy or too light. Yet, this lotion feels practically weightless on your skin.  

This non-sticky lotion is quickly absorbing and makes a nice base to apply primer or your foundation without casting that white look that you can get when using a natural sunscreen  while satisfying the skin with plenty of moisture and sun protection.  

Furthermore, I never looked greasy wearing this through my day.  Though I do have to admit that my complexion is dry, but its shea butter along with the mineral water formula gave me a dewy look.

If you’re hunting for a great natural moisturizer/sunscreen that won’t make you look like a ghost afterwards, I urge you to try Mineral Fusion’s Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer ($24.99) because it is a true find and the next best friend an aging face can have. Find it at the company’s website or Whole Foods.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Well Necessities (Fitness and Health Subscription) Spring 2016 Collection Review

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The Well Necessities Spring 2016 Collection


Committing yourself to a healthier lifestyle is not always the easiest thing to do on your own.  Taking a different approach to food choices can take some serious research like what The Well Necessities Collection, a fitness and health subscription box from a registered dietitian and doctor can offer.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How to Look Fresher Instead of Overly Matte When Using Loose Face Powder!

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Using the correct brush is the key.  

Whenever you think of using loose face powder, your first thought always runs to grabbing a big, fluffy powder brush to apply it with.  However, it can have a tendency to leave the skin overly matte looking and dry by delivering too much powder as you dust it on.   Therefore, you may be wondering what else can you do than keep dusting more off?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Terra Bella Box April 2016 Review + Mother’s Day Deal!

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Terra Bella Box April 2016


If you are trying live a healthier existence and want more peace of mind when it comes to ingredients in skin care, Terra Bella Box is a natural beauty subscription that you want to look into.  All products in each of their boxes are handmade in small batches using nothing but the finest natural ingredients.

This subscription box has an average five or six items that are impeccably wrapped with tissue and further secured with a plastic bag or bubble wrap to keep items safe while traveling for a cost of $34.95 plus shipping.  You also get an informative card on each product, usage, value and a link to each manufacturer’s website to buy again or explore other products they you may want to try now that you’re hooked on a favorite.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

NYC New York Color Get It All Lip Color Lipsticks (400 Extraordiberry, 101 Exeptionude, 600 Terrificoral, 202 Fabfuchsia) Review + Swatches

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NYC New York Color Get It All Lip Color Lipsticks (400, 101, 600, 202) 


You might have noticed that NYC New York Color rolled out another branch of the Demi Lovato collection recently with the Get It All Lip Color Lipsticks ($2.99).  For inexpensive lipsticks, this line may be your answer for updating your lipstick wardrobe without sacrificing style or comfort.  

PR sent me four to test with 400 Extraordiberry (deep red-berry), 101 Exeptionude (mauve-nude), 600 Terrificoral (strawberry-peach), and 202 Fabfuchsia (magenta).  Six other shades are also available.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Recipe: My Easy Mushroom-Cheese Pasta Casserole Is Quick and Uncomplicated!




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Easy Mushroom-Cheese Pasta Casserole
My Mushroom-Cheese Pasta Casserole is a recipe that I dare you not to love with how uniquely delicious it is not to mention how simple it is to throw together.  Visualize your choice of pasta, fresh mushrooms in a creamy, white blanket of cream cheese, milk, cream of mushroom soup brought to their flavor potential with a wonderful combination of herbs and spices.  If this sounds velvety rich and decadent, you bet it is and it’s worth every last bite.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Take the Guesswork Out of Finding the Best Nude Lip Colors for Your Complexion!

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With so many hues of nude colors to choose from, it can be confusing finding the perfect shade--but this tip makes it easier!


Nude lip colors can be so flattering and perfect when you want to play up one feature in particular like when doing a smokey eye to keep your face in balance.  Otherwise, your makeup could look too harsh and overdone.  At the same time, you need the most complimentary shades of nude lip colors suited to your skin tone or risk looking washed out. 

 A good rule of thumb that won’t let you down goes like this.  If you’re a blonde or redhead with porcelain-skin or even a fair-complected brunette you might want to stick with nudes that have some peach color to them.

On the other hand, if you are a brunette with some yellow or olive tones in your skin, then warm pink nude shades are ones that would suit your coloring the most. 

If you have a dark complexion, try experimenting with mocha tones and you’ll love how what these choices of nude shades can do for your face.

Ever since my makeup artist friend shared this makeup tip years ago with me, I have had better luck bringing the right nude lip colors home. I hope that you will find her suggestions just as valuable as I did to solve what can be confusing when faced with all those nude lip color choices.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fuego Box April 2016 Review

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Fuego Box April 2016 
As one that truly adores what a great hot sauce can do to fire up the flavor of foods,  I can tell you that I am smitten with my latest Fuego Box. With all sincerity, I have found some of the most unique blends of hot and spicy sauces due to this particular subscription box that I dare you to find on your own.  As a result, I seem to love each new selection even more than the last.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

**WIN**Reviva Labs Newly Formulated Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream Review + ($115) Giveaway! (5 Winners!)–Ends May 11, 2016

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A few years ago, I introduced you to Reviva Labs and shared my experiences with you of some of their amazing natural skin care products.  One of my all-time favorites was their #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream for the beautiful way this night cream dealt with anti-aging.  However, the product has been improved so it works even harder to preserve a youthful face with the addition of a powerful antioxidant, palmitoyl tripeptide-5 for bolstering the firming effects of its DMAE.
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Reviva Labs Newly Formulated Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

I had no idea how much better this new formula would work, but I loved the original and was happy to test it out and make a comparison with this review and giveaway. 

To begin with, I got to say this version was gentler than the last time that I used it.  This might be because I have been using just a plain moisturizer for my day cream instead of an anti-aging product for a while lately since my complexion was getting irritated from too much anti-aging and this allowed my skin to recoup. 

Another thing that I noticed about this newly formulated #366 was that it did leave my skin with more brightness almost immediately than the first one.  My complexion the next morning afterwards seemed to gain a sense of luminosity that wasn’t there before.  

I also am amazed at how my pores seem to be shrinking daily.  You may think that I’m exaggerating but the texture of my skin is becoming so smooth and more flawless all the time that you find yourself going to the mirror more often to check what’s happening on the face front.  

My fine lines did seem to disappear much sooner and were gone within the first week.  My laugh lines are deeper and a work in progress. Still, they did fill in a bit and it’s been hardly that long since I recently been using this to see what else this new formulation will pull off.

Don’t assume that if you spend wads of money on skin care products that it will guarantee perfect skin. All your wrinkles may not all go away with this new #366 from Reviva Labs, but your overall complexion will never look better when using Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream and you won’t go broke in the process to keep looking young.  This is my honest opinion so try it and see the truth for yourself on your own gorgeous face.

Thanks to Reviva Labs, five lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers in the United States win a jar of  Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream ($23).


Giveaway details and how to enter–


Prize: Five (5) winners from the USA will each receive a jar of Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream ($23) for a ($115 total value). 

Dates of entry: 04/20/16–05/10/16 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility: Open to USA.  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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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Palettes (950 Smokey Violets, 945 Pink Nudes, 943 Bronze Nudes) Review + Swatches

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NYC New York Color keeps evolving with the redesign of their original IndividualEyes Eyeshadow Palettes to meet current makeup trends.  With eight exciting new possibilities of nudes, smokeys and basics like 950 Smokey Violets, 945 Pink Nudes and 943 Bronze Nudes that PR sent, you can have a great look in seconds without spending a lot.

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NYC New York Color IndividualEyes (945 Pink Nudes, 950 Smokey Violets, 943 Bronze Nudes) 

Take the 950 Smokey Violets.  The palette has a violet, mauve-lilac, a purple with some blue to it and a gleaming white for eyeshadow shades.  Besides its four coordinated eye shadow colors, this $4.99 palette also has a primer, illuminator, black gel eyeliner along with a double-sided sponge applicator and placement instructions.

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Starting on the left is 945 Pink Nudes, 943 Bronze Nudes (middle) and shades of 950 Smokey Violets by my wrist on the right.

Next, I tried the 943 Bronze Nudes palette, which has a beautiful color payoff with warm neutrals that are sheer with light-reflecting pigments based around a very flattering bronze, pale beige-brown, champagne and taupe-brown.  The eyeliner in this palette is an umber brown with the same primer, illuminator, and sponge applicator.

The 945 Pink Nudes has red-plum and pink eyeshadow shades that add a gorgeous pink-toned neutral radiance to eyes for a more polished look.  

My favorites are the nudes for the way they seem to enhance the skin.  In particular, I adore the 943 Bronze Nudes because with their wonderful rich pigmentation and how versatile this compact is for whatever you’re wearing.

If you are searching for an inexpensive eyeshadow palette of especially appealing nudes, I do recommend trying the 943 Bronze Nudes in these NYC New York Color IndividualEyes palettes.  

Monday, April 18, 2016

Burt’s Bees Lipsticks 502 Suede Splash and 514 Brimming Berry Review + Swatches

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Burt's Bees 514 Brimming Berry Lipstick
Those looking for a 100% natural alternative lipstick to ingesting all the chemicals that you might fight in typical other brands would be interested to hear that Burt’s Bees now has a line of 14 healthier lipsticks.  I was sent two shades to try out with 502 Suede Splash and 514 Brimming Berry.

The formula has beeswax, moringa and raspberry seed oils along with vitamin E for wonderful hydration.  When this product goes on, it feels almost like a lip balm, only with somewhat beautiful sheer color.

514 Brimming Berry is a deep, but see through cool berry shade that looked great with my fair complexion with yellow undertones.
  
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Burt’s Bees 502 Suede Splash Lipstick







502 Suede Splash is an incredible neutral pink-brown nude that can compliment a variety of skin tones effortlessly.


These lipsticks won’t last for an entire day, but for a few hours or until you eat or drink something when you will be left with more of a stain.  You will probably want to reapply to keep that lovely comfort over the color intact.   

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Here are swatches with 514 Brimming Berry on the left with 502 Suede Splash on the right.

If you haven’t tried Burt’s Bees Lipsticks yet, check them out.  They retail for $9.00 each at your local drugstore or wherever you shop for Burt’s Bees.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

How to Lessen Your Chances of Waking Up With Puffy Eyes

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Your sleeping position can make a huge difference in how your eyes look in the morning.


Something that I have lived with for years was waking up with swollen, puffy eyes due to allergies.  Puffiness around the eyes is hardly the first thing that you want to see when you look into your mirror.  Nonetheless, there are many of use that are stuck with this beauty curse.  Whether you also suffer from allergies or occasional puffiness due to stress, missed sleep or dietary causes, I have found a great tip that does seem to help the head drain better so all that accumulated fluid doesn’t end up where you don’t want it to, pooled up around the eyes.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Love With Food Gluten-Free Subscription Box April 2016 Review

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Love With Food Gluten-Free Subscription Box April 2016


When that urge for something delicious hits, most of us don’t always eat as sensibly as we should.  Instead, we can fall victim to temptation and grab a food like a piece cake, doughnuts or potato chips that may taste good going down but could cause us a problem later--that is if a food allergy was involved or if trying to stick to healthier options.  However, I just tried my first Love With Food Gluten-Free Box and must admit that this subscription box can be a great way to solve that dietary problem.

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Helpful Tip for Mastering Liquid Eyeliner

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This skilled beauty knows how to achieve liquid eyeliner allure.


Liquid eye liner takes a steady hand and a certain technique if you want to get your line on just right.  If you’re just starting to experiment with this form of eyeliner or your hand might shake a bit, then I hope that you try this tip that will help you gain more control until you get the hang of it.

What I suggest is taking a pencil eyeliner and lining your lid first.  Think of it as setting a pattern that you will then trace over with your liquid eyeliner.

Another tip that can help even further is starting with a liquid eyeliner that will give you the best control.  In this case, the ideal liner that you want is one with a tinier, tapered brush and a shorter handle for easier, closer work than those longer, handled ones.

I hope that you try this makeup tip because it will get you more comfortable and satisfied with the look of your eyes.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mineral Fusion SPF 15 Brightening Moisturizer Review

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Mineral Fusion SPF 15 Brightening Moisturizer Review


An easy way to give your complexion a lift is with a brightening skin care product from Mineral Fusion.  I liked how this vegan brand’s SPF 16 Brightening Eye Cream somehow managed to lighten some under eye darkness that I was curious about their SPF 15 Brightening Moisturizer to see how it compared.  

This product that PR kindly provided is steeped with vitamin C, orange and coconut oils as well as mineral water in a formula that also contains broad spectrum mineral SPF protection and light-reflecting Mica to give skin a healthy glow as it lightly moisturizes and guards against aging.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Beauty Box 5 April 2016 Review

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Beauty Box 5 April 2016 


I was overjoyed once I opened that overstuffed little green box that arrived full of beauty from Beauty Box 5. This month’s assortment of five beauty products is a fantastic collection of hydrating skin care and cosmetics that you’re going to love once you hear more.    

For those still unaware of this monthly beauty subscription, then you are losing out on so much fun.  For $12 a month and no extra charge for shipping, Beauty Box 5 will send a box with five full and sample size cosmetics, skin, hair, and nail products.  This is a great way to test out new beauty from companies that you may be familiar with or from brands you already know.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pur Minerals Brushes Review--Perfecting Body, Contour Blending and Blurring Powder Brushes

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Pur Minerals Contour Blending Brush


We all know the value of having the right makeup brushes to use with different products to gain a more polished application. Depending on your needs, you can accumulate quite a few in your search for ones that will please you in the job they do and their quality goes.  Recently, PR sent me three of the Pur Minerals synthetic haired brushes to review, which I was thrilled to try since I had never sampled any of their brushes before these showed up.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum Review

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Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum



As you know, I get approached quite often to review skin care products. However, I have to admit that I never heard of Sustainable Youth until the company reached out. Now that I had a few weeks of using their Super Boost Night Serum that they provided, I am glad to have had the opportunity to try it after discovering a fresh awakening of my complexion.

This is a potent night serum that uses alasta, a patented immunostimulatory, anti-aging ingredient derived from the Aloe vera leaf.  This product with its valuable humectants, emollients, and antioxidants also has vegetable proteins for tissue repair along with a proprietary blend of organically grown natural extracts such as green tea, licorice root, cucumber, white mulberry and fig for soothing and healing.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks Review + Swatches!

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From left to right is Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks: 600 Peachy Beachy, 810 One of a Kind, 200 It's a Keeper, 300 Listen Up, 700 Naughty Nude, and ending with 620 Call Me Crazy on the right.


Have you tried any of the new Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick line yet?  I had a chance to finally get my hands on six from the dozen that makes up this line thanks to what PR sent along.  Now that I did, I can see why the company came up with this unique name because it does the combined job of a few different lip products in one from acting like a stain, lip balm and moisturizing lipstick.

These lipsticks come in a slim black tube.  You’ll immediately notice how easily they glide on.  The feel is creamy and moisturizing once that bullet comes in contact with your lips and yet it is weightless.  The color payoff is sensational because these babies are very pigmented without needing to keep applying to benefit. You really can get enough gorgeous color from your initial application, but swiping again and again can result in some serious bold color.  

Saturday, April 9, 2016

NEW Purex plus Clorox 2 Detergent Review

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Here is  a cozy sweatshirt  that I hate to part with that had some old stains AFTER washing it with Purex plus Clorox 2.



Purex challenged the Insider community to put hard to tackle stains to the test using their newest detergent, Purex plus Clorox 2.  According to the company, this stain fighter is equipped to solve 100 of the toughest stains you might think of.  Naturally, I didn’t hesitate and wanted to get involved to test it out on a few of my own stains.

The great thing about this particular Purex detergent is that it is also safe for colors and is bleach-free yet has powerful Clorox 2 stain fighters.  It is available in two scents, the Sunny Linen that I received and Original Fresh.

Friday, April 8, 2016

What to Consider When Deciding on a Mascara Wand for the Best Results!


If you haven’t been pleased with one mascara after another, you may be blaming the formulation when the problem might have more to do with the product’s brush itself.  What I’m about to show you with what to look for when studying that mascara package or while viewing one at the cosmetics counter will definitely improve your odds of mascara happiness.

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Your wand type can matter when it comes to mascara satisfaction.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pur Minerals Au Naturel Eye Shadow Palette Review + Swatches–What a Way to Get Positively Beautiful!

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Pur Minerals Au Naturel Eye Shadow Palette


As a fan of natural-looking makeup, I can’t resist beautiful neutral shades of eye shadow for enhancing my eyes with realistic, instead of obvious color.  I want people to notice me, not my makeup like what I just discovered is beautifully possible with Pur Minerals Au Naturel Eye Shadow Palette that PR kindly provided. This set has six gorgeous, but subtle shimmer shades that would easily work for everyone, regardless of age or coloring!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kawaii Box Giveaway!--Ends April 26 (International)!

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Kawaii Box February 2016!


The other day I introduced you to Kawaii Box, a monthly subscription that is dedicated to Japanese and Korean “cute” items.  Each assortment brings you 10-12 charming little things like plush toys, stationary and cookies.  

Subscription plans for a Kawaii Box start at $19.80 a month with free worldwide shipping with a recurring one month plan to the cheapest option of a one year plan for $17.90 a month with free worldwide shipping.

Read more about what you might expect from my earlier review of the Kawaii February 2016 Box.  If this box sounds appealing to you, then you need to enter the giveaway.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Kawaii Box February 2016 Review

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Kawaii Box February 2016 


Those with children would especially be drawn to the Kawaii Box that just arrived provided that they don’t mind waiting.  This Asian subscription box, full of 11 cute Japanese and Korean kawaii items, took a month to make it from Singapore to my place in the United States. Unfortunately, this particular box with its adorable assortment of plush toys, stationary, and cookies did not hold up well to its long journey.  It was badly tattered with the white Moomin plushie toy partially exposed through a gaping hole in the box. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

How to Inexpensively Create and Customize Your Own Luminous, Scented Body Lotion!

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You'll love how easy it is to customize your own luminous, scented body lotion once you the secret!


Lavishing ourselves with a luxurious, scented body lotion serves many purposes to help us feel beautiful. The right body lotion can soothe dry skin with ample drops of rich moisture to keep us soft as well as dress us in whatever enticing fragrance we chose to wear. As a result, our moods lift and our confidence increases with velvet-smooth skin while a sheer trail of scent follows us like an enchanted admirer as we move.  At the same time, those favorite fragrances that make us feel this way can be costly. However, I am going to show you how to save money and customize your own luminous body lotion using your favorite scent.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Recipe: My Special Crock Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls for a Great Make-a-Head Dinner!

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My Special Crock Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are easy, economical and yummy!



My Special Crock Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls not only taste delicious, but they can help free up your day once you assemble them and trust them to your crock pot.  Another great thing about this recipe is how wonderful they taste even reheated.

The filling of these little rolls consists of ground turkey or beef along with seasoned cooked rice, some finely chopped onion browned in just one strip of bacon with a covering of a quick tomato soup inspired sauce.  

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-In-1 Nail Treatment Review

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Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-In-1 Nail Treatment


I don’t know what is going on with my nails. Lately, they have become brittle and weak for some reason. Allergies and nail polish triggered this problem in the past.  As a result, I have been laying off painting them until my nails had a chance to recover.  Therefore, I was glad to put Sally Hansen’s new Complete Care 7-In-1 Nail Treatment to the test right now.