Designer Inspired Bag Charm!

As many of you know I donate any/all proceeds from my blog and anything I sell to charity.  Locally it’s the battered women’s shelter here in Burlington County.

I am making and selling these designer inspired bag charms to raise funds to help me support the shelter throughout the year.  The large charm and the smaller clover charm have genuine Swarovski crystals.  I can also put your birthstone color in the small clover charm.  See the chart below.  Just note that the colored stones are bigger.

If you would like to purchase one they are $55.00 each shipping to the USA with a free pair of earrings as my gift to you.

Any questions or to place an order please email me at roseanngiannone@yahoo.com – thank you.

Here is out it looks draped.

 

 

 

 

Flawless Cleanse by Finishing Touch – Review!

 

Today I will  be reviewing the Flawless Cleanse Facial Cleanser and Massager.

I was really excited to receive this product and give it a try.  I’ve owned so many cleansing brushes over the years from the very expensive electric to inexpensive manual ones and they are all in a box in the closet or in the trash.  I’ve had issues with my skin since I was a teen and at 64 years old it is exhausting trying to find something that works and works well enough to properly clean my skin.

The product comes with one brush, a charging station and a USB cable to charge on any computer or phone (with an adaptor).  See the video below how I used my phone charger to convert it to a A/C adaptor.

 

Its waterproof so it can be used in the shower as well.

The brush head is permanent so there’s no need to buy replacement brush heads.

The brush head is made of hygienic silicone, after each use, just wash it gently with anti-bacterial soap and you are ready for the next use.

The Flawless Cleanse Facial brush has 4 modes, gentle cleansing, pulsating, massage, and deep cleanse.  It works on every skin type from sensitive to normal.

I can honestly say it’s amazing!  It’s gentile but I felt like my skin was properly cleansed when I was finished washing my face.

You can use any type of cleansing product (your usual brand) it works well with both bar soap and liquid facial cleanser.

I use something for acne prone skin, it’s a liquid cleanser and it worked just fine with the brush.

And the price is right as well.  The Flawless Cleanse Facial sells for a mere $39.99 – a far cry from some of those pricier brands that sell for over $200.00!

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described in this review) 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. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you.)  Any and all commissions I receive helps me to support my local battered women’s shelter.

Purchase your Flawless Cleanse Facial here!

Here is what the website states about this product:

Flawless Cleanse with its silicone head is an ultra-hygienic cleanser and exfoliator that promotes the appearance of radiant, clean, more youthful skin. Flawless Cleanse has 4 modes, gentle cleansing, pulsating, massage, and deep cleanse for the ultimate facial cleaning experience.

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Ultra-hygienic silicone head
  • Cleans and massages
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Fully waterproof – perfect for the shower
  • Rechargeable Battery

Jessica Cosmetics Ocean Glow Phenom Polish Review & 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. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you.)  Any and all commissions I receive helps me to support my local battered women’s shelter.

 

 

The kind folks at Jessica Cosmetics sent me this beautiful “Ocean Glow” Phenom collection to review for my followers.

The Jessica Cosmetics Phenom collection is a phenomenal evolution in polish technology. It’s fast, it lasts, and it shines. Exclusively formulated for salon professionals (but you don’t have to be a professional to purchase it), the 3-Step Phenom Polish System delivers fast-drying in natural light, chip resistant, gel like shine that last up to 10 days, and removes easily like polish. No LED/UV lamps are needed. JESSICA’s custom Base coats are exclusively formulated to work flawlessly with the Phenom system.

So I set out to test the Phenom collection and see if it truly does last 10 days.

You all know I use my hands all day long and typing up to 12 hours a day (yes I do) between working on my blog or working for my non-profit organization I’m always on my computer typing which can destroy a manicure of any kind.

I am blessed with very nice strong natural nails so I do not like to do any type of LED polish treatments as it weakens my nails so I stick to regular polish.  However, we all know that regular polish, regardless of the brand and the amount of abuse you put your hands through each day, can start to chip in as little as 3 days.

That is why I was so excited to discover that Jessica Cosmetics had come out with a No LED polish that lasts up to 10 days.

Included in any of the Phenom collections will be a base coat, a final shine top coat and three amazing colors.  The Ocean Glow comes with:  Purple Urchin, Sea Star (which is what I have on my nails), and Blue Nautical.  Each beautiful color has a hint of tiny sparkles for an added glow.  I love them all.

To see all the entire Jessica Cosmetics Nail Polish colors go to https://jessicacosmetics.com

Today was day one for my 10 day test of the Phenom collection (photo below).  I will be back to comment on day 10 and show you the results.

Day # 1 (I have three coats of Sea Star on my nails, it’s a sheer color so I wanted a more intense look.)

 


As promised here is the results (photo below) of 10 days of wear with Phenom – as you can see I circled the growth at the cuticle but not one chip or peel of this amazing polish.  And I truly put it to the test for 10 days cleaning, typing for hours each day on the keyboard and really not taking care of my nails (wearing gloves in water) like I normally would.  I wanted to see how it would hold up under harsh conditions and as you can see if passed with flying colors.  Yes there is some very very slight wear at the free edge (tips) of my nails but that’s to be expected after 10 full days.

 

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Do you know all the health benefits of Macha Tea?

While watching the Dr. Oz show one day 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

You can find a variety of brands of matcha loose tea and tea bags here!

*Do your nails split, peel and/or break?

If you have problem nails that split, peel, crack, or break, have I got a wonderful product that will cure your fingernail blues!

I’m a licensed manicurist who worked in the industry for many 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 like me.

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 (or both!). I use this myself and I 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. I’m confident this product will work as well for you as it has for all of my clients who have had nail problems.

I no longer list this on eBay – avoiding their fees allows more of the proceeds to go to the local charities I support. However, I do have 100% positive feedback from previous sales under BellaDita92456.

I have many satisfied customers who have purchased this through my website and are already seeing a significant improvement in their nails. Check out some of their feedback at the bottom of this page.

 

Just $15.95 with FREE shipping to anywhere in the US and a FREE gift with each order!!




All sales are final as the proceeds go to help local charities I support.

 

Read below to see what my satisfied customers have to say about this amazing product!

“My nails have always needed polish or they would break or peel, even if only bare for a few hours. I’ve been using this product for a few months, and have actually noticed a huge improvement in their strength. I was actually able to let them breathe with no product for 5 days and had no cracks, splits or breaks! I use one coat under any polish I choose and will continue to do so. Great product, and I would recommend to anyone!” ~ Cory V. from Glendale, WI

 

“I had terrible nails. They constantly peeled and split. I have been using this polish for a couple weeks and WHAT A DIFFERENCE. My nails are getting hard, not splitting, not peeling. I had one nail that was split really low before I started using the polish. I could actually grow the nail out to a length that wouldn’t hurt to cut. That was definitely because of the polish. I recommend everyone to use this polish. I will be purchasing more for myself and to put with Christmas gifts.” ~ Peggy from Philadelphia, PA

 

“LOVE IT! Couldn’t go a day without this product. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.” ~ Samantha M. from Las Vegas, Nevada

 

“OMG I cannot believe this product – IT WORKS! I threw away so much money over the years trying products that were hyped up by my manicurists but nothing worked and it ended up in the trash. Do not hesitate to try this product. I started seeing results in 2 weeks.” ~ Susan S. from Dallas, Texas

 

“This product is amazing! I have had acrylics for over 25 years and my nails were thin and peeling. I have used this for only 10 days now, and have longer and stronger nails. Results were seen in a week! I am buying some for gifts for my friends that have tried everything else like me. I now know the secret to long, strong beautiful nails.! Thank you Roseann!!!!!” ~ Anna Heins from Deptford, NJ

 

“WOW is all I can say about this product. It works so well. I have never had long nails before using this product. If your nails are thin, weak and bend this product is for you. Also I had peeling and it cured that as well. Bravo to Roseann and this product. I will be a repeat customer.” ~ Michelle from Philadelphia, PA

 

“This product is AMAZING. I recently just had acrylics removed and my nails where thin, peeling and very short. Within a week of using this product my nails changed for the better becoming stronger and longer! I love this product and will continue to use it faithfully!” ~ Melissa from Browns Mills, NJ

 

“Received this product about 3 weeks ago from Roseanne. I was a bit skeptical since I have tried many nail products that promise a lot. I cannot sing the praises of this Cuccio hardener enough. It really is an amazing product. I’ll be ordering again for myself and as a gift to my sister and mother shortly. Don’t hesitate to try this product. It really works!!!!” ~ Dina S. from St. Paul, MN

 

“I purchased this product three weeks ago and I am amazed at how quickly it started to work. My nails are stronger and I think I can finally grow long nails. Throw away all your other products because this is truly a miracle. No hype, Roseanne is truthful when she promotes this product.” ~ Millie P. from New York, New York

 

“After 2.5 weeks, my nails are the longest and strongest they’ve ever been! My nails were thin, bendable and would tear at the edges. Not anymore! Best $14 I’ve spent on my nails!!!!” ~ KJ from Berlin, NJ

 

“I have never had good nails, they have always broken and split. Since using the Cuccio products for one month I have had no splitting or cracking at all and my nails are actually growing. They do say you need 6 months to see results, but I see that it is already working, I highly recommend trying it.” ~ Christine Zall from Staten Island, NY

 

“OMG I just love this product. This is my second order and I am going to order a few for my friends as well. It does exactly what Roseanne claims it does, strengthens your nails and helps them grow. I had horrible nails, now they are long and strong and beautiful. Do not hesitate to try this product. You won’t be sorry!” ~ Rita Lawson from Ocean City, MD

 

“This is the best product ever. I have just started using it and I have already noticed a big difference in my nails. They are getting stronger by the day. I was so pleased with the results that I purchased an additional bottle for my sister. I know she is going to have the same positive results. If you are debating whether or not to buy this product believe me it is worth the money.” ~ Jackie Parks from Boston, MA

 

“This stuff is amazing! I bit my nails when I was younger. Not sure if this is what caused my nails to be thin and break for no reason. I bought the Cuccio several weeks ago and my nails are great. They grew long and did not break. I will use the Cuccio Forte forever.” ~ Judie Watson from Wilson, NC

 

“I have been using this product for over a year now and it is just a miracle. I had horrible nails, thin and very weak but now my nails are strong and beautiful. I cannot say enough great things about this product. I have tried so many others and they were just a waste of money. This product is a miracle in a bottle. Don’t hesitate to buy it, you won’t be sorry!” ~ Cheri Sterns from Fairfax, Virginia

 

“I like this product. My nails tend to peel and then break. They grow fast, but don’t stay. As long as I’m good about using the Cuccio, it really helps keep my nails from peeling and lets them grow long and stay long. As soon as my nails peel a little or chip, I gently file and re-apply Cuccio, and the nail continues to get strong. I’ve been using this product for a year now, and as long as I keep up with it, I have good nails.” ~ Melissa from Mount Laurel, NJ

 

“I’m so glad that I found Roseann and her Cuccio Forte Nail Strengthener. My nails were so brittle that I couldn’t grow them. They were peeling and breaking all the time. Since I started using this, I can’t believe the difference! They are so much stronger and are no longer brittle. I’m thrilled to have found something that really works and no longer have to spend money to find the best product! This is the best! Thanks so much!” ~ Allyson from West Deptford, NJ

 

“This stuff is amazing!!!! I have been a nail biter since as far back as I can remember. I’ve done everything to have long beautiful nails. Thanks to this product I have my own beautiful nails. Now I’m not ashamed to have people look at my hands.” ~ K. Penrose from Pemberton, New Jersey

 

“It has helped my nails. I had sculptured nails for 10 years. I just started getting hard nails.” ~ Deb Clement from Glassboro, NJ

 

“Purchased this product about 6 months ago. It was the best investment I have made. My nails were badly damaged from acrylics and this product has helped to heal them and make them stronger. It was a slow process but I am so glad I continued using it. I continue to use this product on a weekly basis and my nails are now beautiful and strong. I will never go back to acrylics again. Thanks Roseanne for your help with this product.” ~ Dot Alteri from Philadelphia, PA

 

“I just adore this product. I searched for years for something to help my nails and I wasted so much money as nothing worked. I decided to take a leap of faith and buy this product and boy am I glad I did. My nails grow without breaking now and I am so thrilled. I will never go a day without this product!” ~ Barbara Baldwin from Houston, TX

 

“I absolutely love this product! I can tell right away it’s making my nails stronger and it’s only been a short while since I first started using this awesome product!” ~ Morgan Park from Saint Marys, PA

 

“This is the BEST stuff ever. My nails refused to grow and all I had were little nubs. I used this and suddenly they have grown. I was skeptical at first, but I can testify this stuff REALLY does work. I love it. In fact, a friend took my other bottle after seeing my nails, so I just ordered my 2nd bottle. I definitely recommend this. Well worth the money!” ~ Shannon W

 

“Great product! I used to have nice nails but due to health issues, they’ve been a mess the past few years. Growing unevenly, ridges, breaking easily, really soft to the point of being painful… you name it. Using Cuccio Forte Nail Strengthener has made huge improvements and I even get compliments on my nails. I can directly attribute the results to using this nail strengthener because I ran out and my nails started developing the same issues again. After just 2 applications, my nails are already harder and not chipping and tearing as badly. I’ll make sure to reorder before I run out from now on. Thanks Rosey, for introducing me to a great product!” ~ Charlene Singletary

Hair root cover-up – which is best for you?

We are all in the same boat, our roots are outgrown and we can’t get to a salon!  We need a product that will cover our roots completely until it’s safe to go back out into the world.

With so many root touch-up products on the market today it can get very confusing on which application and product is best for you.

I have to dye my roots every 2-3 weeks.  My hair grows so fast (it gets on my nerves) and I can wake up one day without warning and my roots are an inch long.

I have a considerable amount of grey on the crown of my head so I cannot get away with not coloring my roots often.

When I started looking for a root touch up product I asked several professional stylists who all had different opinions of what works best.

I honestly feel you have to try a few before you find one that works best for your hair color and textur

I have tried them all from crayons to powders to sprays to marker types.  I can honestly say price and brand did not make a difference. I was more than willing to spend whatever it took to hide my roots in between coloring.

I tried professional brands and drug store brands over the years in the form of sprays, powders, crayons and I was quite disappointed in many of them.

Because my dye color is blond, I felt it was much more difficult to find a product that would cover my grey and look “natural” than if I was a brunette.

My friend Linda, a professional stylist for over 40 years, suggested I purchase a powder type product called “Conceal” by Eufora (only sold in salons) which as you can see below is a brush on type powder.  I wasn’t a fan of this product at all.  Very expensive ($39.00) and I didn’t feel it did a very good job of covering my grey without a caked-up powder look.

Next I tried “Color Stick” by Bumble and Bumble, which my daughter in law Ariel recommended, also a professional stylist.  Also pretty expensive, about $26.00 sold at salons and available at Sephora.  Wasn’t a big fan of this either.  Very difficult to get it to stick to my hair.  I had to pick up my hair and try to color it with the crayon.  Didn’t work out well for me.

 

 

Then I tried L’Oreal’s Magic Root Cover Up spray – bingo!!!   This product for the money is amazing.  I buy two colors and combine them.  I purchase a darker shade (Dark Blond) and spray that first, and then apply a lighter shade (Light To Medium Blond) on top of that.  This creates a “highlight” affect on my roots and gets me through until my daughter in law can color my roots properly.  This product sells for about $10.00 or less and can be ordered from Amazon.  It comes in a variety of colors to match most hair colors.  Don’t be afraid to buy two and mix them together like I do.  You have to find the right formula for your hair color.

Purchase it here cheapest price I have found and it will ship right to you! —–>  L’oreal Magic Root Cover Up

My advice (as a licensed manicurist) on what to do when you cannot get to the nail salon!

Client’s everywhere are dying because they cannot get to a nail salon to have their nails done or fill-ins.

It’s not a great fix but it may help you get through until you are permitted to go back to your nail salon.

My advice is this, find a nail polish that is close to the color of what is currently on your nails.  Polish the growth (between the actual nail and the artificial nail) with the same color as what you have on now.  If you cannot find a color (don’t venture out just for that) then polish over your entire nail with a color you have in the house.

Good luck this is why I have natural nails.

This might be a great time to grow out your natural nails and if that’s the case I have a product for you.

Go here to read all my satisfied customers and what they say about this Miracle In A Bottle that I recommend.