Cuccio Nail Products – Oh what fun I had! Review and Giveaway!

The kind folks at Cuccio (my absolute favorite nail products company) were kind enough to send me this box of goodies.  When it arrived I was overjoyed to try some old favorites (as well as some new so to be favorites) and I am having a blast trying each and every one of them.  Some I was very familiar with as I have used and recommended them for years and others are new to me so I will give you all an honest opinion of the new to me products.

I fell in love with this company and their products when I graduated from cosmetology school. They were the only company that was willing to send me samples of their products to try. I wanted to try as many product lines as possible so that I could give my honest opinion to my clients in recommending the good from the bad and Cuccio was the only company that was willing to send me anything.  I have never forgotten that.

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Hurricane Spin Scrubber Review and Giveaway!

As many of you know I have had a really rough time with my heath these past few years. One of the things I suffer with is arthritis pain in my hands which makes it difficult some days to do my daily chores. I am a fanatic about cleanliness and no matter how much I am suffering I do my best to keep my bathrooms (all three of them) as clean as possible but it has become increasingly difficult to scrub due to the joint pain. I saw this product on an infomercial and thought wouldn’t it be great if it really works!  Well it does indeed!

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Hurricane Spin Scrubber recently and I must tell you all this product will be a life-saver for me. If you suffer with any type of issue with your hands you need this product.

The Hurricane Spin Scrubber did an amazing job of scrubbing the film left behind from body wash on my tile.  My husband insists on using body wash and no matter how quickly I remove the film from the tile it comes right back with his next shower. That film can be very difficult to remove especially from textured tiles like I have in my bathrooms but it was no problem for the Hurricane Spin Scrubber.

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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.

So when Betty suggested I try Rodan + Fields I was excited to get started as I have been hearing and reading wonderful things about this line of products.  They have many different kits for different skin types and your consultant can advise you of the best ones for you to use.  Betty came to my home and personally looked at my skin and addressed my concerns and needs.  She then recommended two different kits for me to use.

I started keeping a diary the first week of how each product was working for my skin.  You can see my comments below.

Day 1:   Skin feels amazing after morning routine.

Day 2:  Enlarged pores are not as visible already.

Day 3:  Black heads and clogged pores already coming to the surface.

Day 4:  No visible signs of greasy areas (t-zone) all day long.

Day 5:  Tingling sensation when using AMP roller to stimulate the collagen.


If your current skin care is not working for you I highly recommend your check out the entire line of products from Rodan + Fields.  Rodan + Fields are the two female dermatologist behind the very successful acne line called Proactiv.  These ladies know their stuff and now you can address many different adult skin issues with their new line of products.

Rodan + Fields does have an adult acne line (it’s not what I used because Betty felt the two products she suggested would be better suited to my individual skin needs) called UNBLEMISH.  This line is specifically for adult acne issues.

Here is a before and after photos (not me) of a customer who had amazing success with acne scaring using Rodan & Fields products.  I have some acne scars but I have not been using the product long enough to see a this type of success. Betty informs me that it would take a year or more of using the Rodan & Fields products to see this type of result. You can consult with Betty on exactly which products were used to get this result.


A message from Betty Herbert:
It’s advantageous to become a PC (preferred customer), which is a one time fee of $20. Being a PC gives you a 10% discount and free shipping on everything over $80 so, it pays for itself after one shipment. PC’s are offered the option to receive replenishment orders every 60 days, but they can always postpone this if they are not ready for more products. As a special offer to your readers, I would be willing to reimburse them the $20 PC fee with their first order. They would need to pay for it with their order, and I can give them cash back.

You can reach Betty Herbert Rodan & Fields Consultant at (856) 905- 6429 or by email at

You can also check out all the Rodan & Fields products at Betty’s website

If you are not completely satisfied with your Rodan + Fields order, simply follow the return instructions below within 60 days from the date of purchase to receive a full refund. We offer a full refund of the purchase price, excluding shipping charges, within 60 days from the date of purchase.


Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) 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.



Review and Giveaway: Tumeric Curcumin With Bioperine from Schwartz Bioresearch

As many of you know I have had a rough time with joint and muscle pain since my blot clot diagnosis in 2015.  Unfortunately, because I take blood thinners on a daily basis, many over the counter remedies for joint and muscle soreness are not safe for me to take.  That makes me sad since I know they work as I have taken them in the past.

I received for review a product called Tumeric Curcumin with Bioperine from Schwartz Bioresearch.  Since I could not test the product myself I recruited my husband to test it for my review.

Now you have to understand my husband is one of these people who hates and I mean hates to take even an aspirin when he is sick so it took some convincing on my part.  He has been suffering with joint pain for years but wouldn’t see a doctor or take anything to help his situation.  I convinced him to do some research on Tumeric products and he found out they are safe and non-narcotic so he was willing to give it a try.  It’s been about four weeks now and my husband has felt a significant difference in his joint pain after taking the Tumeric Curcumin with Bioperine.  He’s a happy camper and will continue taking this product for many years to come now that he is feeling so much better.

For those of you who are not familiar with Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to southern Asia. So it is nothing more than a spice used in cooking in certain cultures.  However it has been proven to significantly reduce inflation in the human body thus elevating joint pain.

Now make no mistake when I tell you there are all different grades of Tumeric products out there.  You want to pick a pharmaceutical grade or professional grade product to use even if it costs a bit more than the drug store type products.  These pharmaceutical grade or professional grade products are made under strict guidelines (see below) and will be consistent in their potency unlike many other brands that do not hold their products to such strict guidelines like Schwartz Bioresearch.

This company is so convinced that their product will help your joint pain that they included instructions on how to receive a FREE bottle after your first purchase from the link below (see product banner at the end of this review.) This free bottle offer is only good if you purchase from the retailer in the banner at the end of this review. It also includes a free download of an anti-inflammatory smoothie ebook.

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Review: bObi Classic Robotic Vacuum Cleaner from bObsweep

Have you met bObi?  That is bObi the robotic vacuum cleaner.  Let me introduce to my new bObi robotic vacuum cleaner from bObsweep and tell you about this amazing cleaning tool that every house should have.  This product is going to save me so much time and energy that I am doing the happy dance.

I had the pleasure of reviewing this amazing cleaning tool recently.  You will see in the short video demonstration below on how this product will vacuum your entire house all by itself without you having to lift a finger.  It also has the capability to pick up a small liquid spill.

I received for review the “Classic” model.  There are two models available for purchase, the bObi Classic and the bObi Pet.  You can view more information on both of these models at the bObsweep Website but the basic difference is that the “Pet” model has stronger suction, more forceful brush contact, and increased battery life.

With the 5-in-1 cleaning powers, bObi hits the floor with everything she’s got. Her heavy-duty vacuum extracts dirt and dust while her trio of brushes reel in larger bits and scraps; attach her mop and bObi finishes with a shine. To go the extra mile, bObi’s UV light kills floor bacteria while her built-in HEPA filter traps harmful airborne particles.

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Caso Stainless Steel CK-300 Water Kettle Review!

I had the pleasure of reviewing and testing the Caso Stainless Steel Water Kettle today.  We drink ice tea all year around in my house.  Boiling water in a pot for a pitcher of ice tea is a pain so when the folks at Caso offered me this wonderful product to test and review I jumped a the chance.

I received the Model CK-300 to review.  This model holds a little over seven (7) cups of water for use. It has a built in Brita water filter to give you the best possible tasting and cleanest water possible for brewing tea or other beverages.  It has a digital LED temperature display for easy reading. Recommendations for water temperatures for different beverages are suggested in the owners manual and should really be adhered to for best results. The kettle has an auto-shut off feature (which I really liked) not only for safety purposes but it will never burn out the heating element because there is no water in the kettle.  It also has a 30-minute keep warm option built in.  It has a color changing indicator that alerts you to the precise water temperature based on the five (5) pre-settings.

As you can see by the little video I have prepared for you it is convenient and much faster than boiling on the stove which is a great convenience. I will really enjoy having the Caso Stainless Steel Water Kettle in my kitchen and you will too.

To purchase a Caso Stainless Steel Water Kettle (there are several models to choose) check them out at

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) 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.


Capresso Perk Model 405.05 Review!

My husband and I love coffee.  We have tried so many coffee makers over the years from drip to press and back again.  Each time something new comes out on the market we purchase it hoping to find the best tasting brew.  My husband is and always has been a perk coffee fan and that is what he prefers to drink.  Our electric peculator is quite old and I’m afraid showing signs that it won’t be with us much longer.  So when I was contacted by the folks at Capresso to test and review their Capresso Perk I was thrilled.  It couldn’t have come at a better time.

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