Mally Beauty Product Review and Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review.

I had the pleasure of receiving a box of Mally Cosmetics recently for review.  I have reviewed for this company before and I love her products so much that I asked to do another review.  I don’t wear a lot of makeup, I have problem skin so I tend to just wear lipstick and eye liner.  I have tried so many brands of lipstick, lip gloss, matte finish and others and they don’t last the day. I buy everything that comes out on the market hoping it will have staying power and I waste my time and money.  They all claim to have “staying power” and I’m here to tell you they don’t at least not on my lips.  I may get a few hours out of them if I am lucky but they don’t even fade evenly.

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Cate & Chloe Jewelry Subscription Box Review

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review.

I received a box of beautiful costume jewelry from Cate & Chloe recently.  The box contained three (3) jewelry items, each individually packaged, and a bonus hair care product.  This is a monthly subscription box service or you can buy some individual pieces on their website 

I was extremely impressed with the quality of the jewelry.  The pieces I received are beautifully made and exquisite in design.  This is not your mall store jewelry.  These are pieces you will have for many years to come and enjoy wearing each of them.

The information on their website states that each jewelry VIP subscription box can contain 1 to 3 pieces of jewelry plus a free gift each month for as low as $19.99 which includes the shipping to you.  As I said you can purchase some individual pieces as well but believe me the subscription box is the real deal here.

About Cate & Chloe:

Accessories have been described as an exclamation point to a woman’s outfit, as a woman’s armor, as vital as vitamins. And here’s one last one from us: Accessories are the key to a woman’s self-expression. It’s fairly obvious that we here at Cate & Chloe are in a long term love affair with jewelry of all kinds from classic to trendy to statement and beyond! We believe that jewelry transcends it’s material value, because self-expression is priceless! It’s difficult for the modern woman to stay on top of the ever changing and growing world of fashion accessories. Very few of us have time to shop for new accessories every time a new trend or style hits the streets. Out of this genuine love for jewelry combined with an understanding of how important accessories can be to women, the Cate & Chloe VIP program was born.

So what does it mean to be a Cate & Chloe VIP? The Cate & Chloe VIP program is a jewelry subscription box delivered to your front door once a month. Each box contains up to one, two, or three pieces of jewelry based on your personal style! Boxes are customizable and always come with extra goodies to keep our VIP’s happy! No two women have exactly the same style and we should celebrate the individuality and uniqueness of women around the world. We’ll provide the pieces, the rest is up to you!

Don’t know what to get that special someone in your life – how about a subscription box from Cate & Chloe?  Just log into their site and get started today.

Do your nails split, peel and or break? If so I have a product for you!



Each order gets a free gift!


All proceeds go to help local charities I support. 

Do your nails split, peel or crack?  If so I have a wonderful product that will cure that problem.

I am a professional manicurist and I worked in the industry for years. My hands were in water and acetone all day long. Keeping this in mind my nails should be a mess but they are long, strong, and beautiful thanks to a professional product by Cuccio.  You won’t find this product in any store; it is only available to professionals.

Cuccio Forte Nail Strengthener contains horsetail grass (Equisetum Arvense) an herbal plant that is used in the field of holistic medicine to help build and repair bone.  The product can be used as a base coat or a top coat. I use this myself, wouldn’t recommend it if it did not do what it claims to do as I put my reputation on the line each and every time I recommend it to my clients.  This product will work for you as it has for all of my clients who have nail problems

All sales are final as the proceeds go to local charities. I don’t list on ebay, can’t afford their fees when my profit is going to charity. However I have 100% positive feedback from previous sales under NYCgal10690.

I have many satisfied customers who have purchased this from me over the internet and are already seeing a significant improvement in their nails.

Please read customer feedback at at the bottom of the page.

50% Off Zoya Nail Polish

Now I have to tell you all I have stopped advertising for this company because I felt they treated me very poorly. After I sold thousand of bottles of nail polish to customers for them and advertising on my blog their products for free, they refused to send me samples anymore.  However this deal was too good to not advertise for you all to take advantage of it.

Get up to 24 bottles of  Zoya nail polish @50% off during their Earth Day polish exchange.  Read the details below carefully and follow the instructions to get your free brand new Zoya polishes.  This is my favorite brand.


Zoya Earth Day Exchange 2017

With over 300 shades rooted in a healthy philosophy, it’s no surprise that we’re committed to helping you green your beauty routine! That’s why each year we give you the opportunity to exchange any old nail polish bottles (any brand)  that you may have laying around your house collecting dust, or that are not BIG10FREE formulas, for brand new toxin-free Zoya Nail Polish shades to celebrate Earth Day.


Rest assured that your unwanted polishes will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Make Mother Nature proud by following the instructions below and get started by picking out your NEW Zoya colors at! Please note this promo excludes Zoya Treatments and Naked Manicure Base and Top Coats.


How The Exchange Works…

1. Visit and add your desired nail polish colors to your cart.

Consumer Accounts: Minimum 6, maximum 24 bottles
Professional Accounts: Minimum 12, maximum 48 bottles


2. Apply Code: EARTHLUV and a 50% credit will be added to your exchange order – free shipping included! Offer valid 4/10/17- 5/10/17 (11:59pm EST)


3. Complete checkout and you’re all set! Please see details below for instructions on sending back your unwanted polish.


Offer valid 4/10/17 – 5/10/17 (11:59pm EST)


Returning Your Polish

Once you receive your order, decide if you are going to send in your unwanted polishes or donate them to a local cause. We are using the honor code to make sure you get your Zoya Nail Polish as quickly as possible! Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish. If you do choose to send us your old polish, we promise to properly dispose of it according to environmental guidelines. If you choose to ship back polishes, please include a copy of your invoice with your order and make sure to comply with the shipping guidelines by your carrier of choice. You do not have to send us the exact amount of bottles that you are ordering, there is no limit! Please note: You will need to check with your carrier of choice for guidelines and restrictions on shipping nail polish.


Ship Your Exchange To:

Art of Beauty, Inc.
c/o Polish Exchange
200 Egbert Rd
Bedford, Ohio, 44146, USA
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How does the Exchange work?

The exchange runs on the honor system, which means you are not obligated to send in your unwanted polish – we assume you’re going to do the right thing!


What if I want to take part, but not send in my old polish?

No judgement here! Many people donate the polish to a local cause instead, which we fully support. If you choose to send back your polishes, please check with your carrier of choice for shipping guidelines and restrictions for nail polish.


Does it have to be old Zoya bottles I send back?

Nope! We are happy to take any brands off your hands in exchange for Zoya’s Big10Free formula


How many new Zoya shades to I need to order to take part?

You must have a minimum of 6 shades in your cart at checkout.


How many bottles am I allowed to order with the code?

The maximum amount is 24 bottles.


What is the best way for me to return my unwanted polish?

Please include a copy of your invoice with your order and make sure to comply with the shipping guidelines by your carrier of choice. You do not have to send us the exact amount of bottles that you are ordering, there is no limit! Please note: You will need to check with your carrier of choice for guidelines and restrictions on shipping nail polish.

Ship Your Exchange To: Art of Beauty, Inc. c/o Polish Exchange 200 Egbert Rd Bedford, Ohio, 44146, USA


Is it ok if the bottles have been used?
Absolutely! We will recycle your old, used polishes for you in exchange for brand new Zoya shades.


What do you do with the polishes I send in?

We will recycle all bottles sent in, in an environmentally friendly manner.


Can I still take part in the offer even though I don’t want to send any unwanted polishes back to you?

This offer is not contingent on customer returning polish, however, we hope you do the right thing by either sending your polish in to us, or donating it locally.


Earth Day Exchange Terms & Conditions

Offer valid online at only 4/10/2017 – 5/10/2017 (11:59PM EST). Continental US & Canada ONLY. International shipping fee applies. Not valid with any other codes, coupons or promotions. Consumer accounts must exchange a minimum of 6 polishes with a 24 bottle maximum. Salon accounts must exchange at least 12 with a maximum of 48 bottles. Polish can be from any brand and can be exchanged for open stock (individual) .5oz Zoya Nail Polish shades only. Excludes sampler packs, gift sets, Mini Sizes, Zoya Treatments and Naked Manicure Treatment Products. Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish. One code per account. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors or any errors outside of our control. All Earth Day orders for NEW Zoya Nail Polish will ship FREE via Standard Ground Shipping – shipping costs on the exchange of unwanted polish back to us is the customer’s responsibility. Please allow up to 6 weeks for shipping and processing.Art of Beauty, Inc. reserves the right to remove any polish that is out of stock from your order, and you will not be charged for these items.

Spotlight on Women in Business: Betty Herbert – Rodan + Fields Skin Care Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing two of the Rodan + Fields skin care lines from my friend and consultant Betty Herbert.  Betty was kind enough to send me two kits:  Redefine and Redefine AMP MD.  These are the two kits that she recommended for my particular skin type and issues.

I have had a acne problem for years and I have tried everything on the market and continue to try every new product that comes out.  I’ve been to more dermatologist in my lifetime than most people visit their doctor when they are sick.  My parents both had skin issues so I got slammed from both sides of the family.  I’ve tried over the years prescription drugs for acne, pills, creams, gels you name it and nothing seems to cure it for good.  I guess it’s in my genes and there isn’t much I can do but keep my skin as clean as possible with a good regimen and control the acne as best I can. The over the counter type cleansers do nothing for me.  I have consulted with doctors, estheticians, holistic practitioners and tried every possible thing they have suggested.  Whatever I use seems to be a temporary fix but nothing (including prescription medication) has a lasting effect on my skin. My biggest issues is clogged pores.

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Do you know all the health benefits of Macha Tea?

While watching the Dr. Oz show today I was enlightened about all the health benefits of drinking Macha Tea.  I had heard about the tea before but never really paid much attention to it until now.  Try to invest in an “organic matcha” to avoid destroying any of the health benefits from the chemical pesticides that other teas are sprayed with during the growing process.  It’s such a small investment to improve your health so give it a try.  I am going to order today.  I found a few brands that have great reviews (below) so just click on the brand and it will take you right to place your order.

You may also want to invest in a Matcha Tea wisk it is necessary to get the best result from your loose tea. See below for inexpensive ones you can purchase.

Here are the health benefits that Matcha Tea is supposed to provide:

1. High in Antioxidants
2. Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
3. Enhances Calm (boy do I need this)
4. Boosts Memory and Concentration (boy do I need this too)
5. Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
6. Burns Calories
7. Detoxifies the Body
8. Fortifies the Immune System
9. Improves Cholesterol

How to make Matcha Tea in a cup! (Watch this video)

STEP ONE: Heat spring or filtered water to 175-180 degrees this is important you don’t want the water too too hot.
STEP TWO: Add a few drops of hot water to matcha powder and mix into paste with a matcha wisk.
STEP THREE: Add more hot water to paste mixture and stir. Try 1 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.
STEP FOUR: Matcha is ready to drink




Exciting news from Church and Dwight – earn Amazon Gift codes toward free merchandise!

I’m so excited to bring you all this opportunity to participate in the new Church and Dwight (makers of everyday products such as Arm & Hammer, Nair, Oxiclean, First Response and many more amazing products you use every day in your homes) Beauty Lab.

You are being offered a rare opportunity to sign up and participate in the Church and Dwight Beauty Lab where you can earn Amazon gift codes for just sharing your opinions about topics such as health and beauty products. It’s that simple. Nothing difficult just a few minutes of your time for the potential to earn free items with your codes from Amazon.  What could be easier?

Church and Dwight wants to gain a better understanding of their consumers and how they use their products. In partnership with their research partner, C Space, they created a private online community of about 400 women to serve as advisors to their many brands.

As a member you’ll be part of an exclusive group that provides feedback and perspective on beauty and feminine care products, the challenges you face as a woman, and other topics of mutual interest of the group. To thank you for your impact on the brand, you’ll receive amazon gift codes every month for participating!

Earn Amazon Gift Codes as a member of The Health & Beauty Lab, sign up today (sponsored):  You must use this link to sign up in order to be considered for this amazing opportunity.  It tells Church and Dwight that you are one of my followers and that is the only way you can be considered for this opportunity.

Space is very limited so do not delay.  Use this link ( to sign up immediately to be considered for this rare opportunity.  It’s a win-win in my book.


This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.