Cuccio Nail Products – Oh what fun I had! 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. 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 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.

There are so many nail products on the market today that it’s hard to tell which are good and which are not so good.  As a licensed manicurist I want to try every new product that comes out so that I can give my honest opinion to my clients and whether or not to recommend it.

I have NOT found a Cuccio product that didn’t do what it claims.  The Cuccio company is all about the “health” of your nails where most companies are only worried about their bottom dollar. This company truly cares and does not mass product thousands of products in their line.  It is a small company with a small line of amazing products.  They have been consistent (for as long as I have been dealing with them) in only manufacturing products that are beneficial to your body and nails. This is why I love it so much. This is a company with a consciences.

You all know about my love affair with Cuccio Forte Nail Strengthener and many of you have purchased this product from me after seeing the amazing results I personally have with this product time after time in growing long strong nails. It continues to be my number one product recommendation for over ten (10) years now and I’ve yet to have a client tell me it hasn’t transformed their nails from horrible to healthy.

Cuccio makes a limited number of products which cane me found on their website for viewing.  Unfortunately to purchase from them you must be a licensed professional. If you see any product in this review that appeals to you contact me and I can order it for you and have it shipped directly to your home.

The nail polish collection you see in the photo above is from Cuccio’s Positivity Collection.  New for spring these beautiful colors look good enough to eat but please don’t they are eye candy for your fingers and toes only! Click on the links below for each individual color and it will bring up a much larger photo so you can appreciate how wonderful these colors truly are.

 

New to me is Cuccio’s Super 7 Second Reactive Top Coat.  However after trying this product it is now my new go-to top coat.  Although it did take a little longer to dry than 7 seconds with my test, it dried in less than one minute, which is a lot faster than any other top coat I have used in the past.  I have prepared a little video demonstration so you can see how quickly it actually dried on my nails.  Cuccio Nail Solutions Professional Super 7 Second Reactive Top Coat is a super quick drying formula that is redefining the way in which you protect your nail color. It creates a high gloss finish with incredible long-lasting durability. It contains photo initiators and fast acting monomers that react with natural light to set-up super fast. Super 7 seals in color by creating a coating that is second to none.


 

About the company:

Mr. Anthony Cuccio, Founder, President, CEO and Roberta Cuccio, Senior Vice President, COO of Star Nail International based in Valencia, California are true visionaries and trendsetters in the beauty industry today. The entrepreneurial couple literally built their business out of a suitcase of cosmetics in 1981 on Venice Beach, California. The business has grown into a multi-million dollar global corporation making the firm the largest nail and beauty product manufacturer in the world  In 1986, Star Nail achieved the ultimate recognition making INC. 500 and making “Entrepreneur of the Year.”  In 1999 they founded “Cuccio Naturale” the first natural nail, hand and foot care treatment product line. Created from Mr. Cuccio’s personal experience, his Italian background and visits to Italy, he developed products that enhance and beautify clients worldwide. Today, Cuccio Naturale is used in top spas, day spas and salons throughout the world.

 

Just a note about products. Dr. Oz did an entire show the other day about FAKE products. I tell people all the time when you buy from places like discount stores and ebay you just never know what you are getting.  Salon’s save empty bottles of product (including nail products) and sell them to second class salon’s who fill them with fake and inferior product.  This is illegal and not safe for you.  Please comment to me all the time that their polish just doesn’t last when they have their manicure doing at a “strip mall” type salon – reason being – the polish in that bottle you think is a name brand product may very well be fake.  Just because it’s in a name brand bottle there is no guarantee you are getting what’s on the label.  As a licensed professional my product comes directly from the manufacturer or a authorized reseller ONLY. This is the case with my Cuccio Forte Nail Strengthener and any other product I sell.  For more information or to purchase Cuccio Forte Nail Strengthener (the miracle in a bottle) go here  ——> Buy Cuccio 

 

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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.

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Duri Nail Polish Review: Revel In Luxury Collection

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As many of you know I am a licensed manicurist and I am blessed to receive samples for review from some nail polish companies.  Over the years it has gotten more difficult to get them unless you are a “nail blogger” which I am not so my friends at Duri are one of the few companies that continue to send me their new nail polish collections. However you all know that I do nail type articles on my blog from time to time as well as product reviews for amazing products I like to recommend.  Duri is one of these companies that I endorse as I love their innovative polish colors with every new collection.

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Rosey’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite products I am sure would be perfect for someone on your holiday gift list. Gourmet coffee at home for the coffee lover on your list…a pressure cooker to save working moms tons of precious time…state-of-the-art skin care and more.  Browse the guide and then enter to win one of seven ( 7 ) amazing prizes!!

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Click here to browse my gift guide and enter the giveaways!

Rosey’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Details & Entry Form

Ninja Coffee Bar

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This is an amazing gift for any coffee lover on your list.  The Ninja Coffee Bar makes not only regular brewed coffee but makes iced coffee and specialty coffee drinks.  See my full product review video and purchase information here!
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Foreo Luna Cleansing Brush

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From the moment I saw this in a beauty magazine I knew I had to have it.  The Foreo Luna cleansing brush is like nothing else you have ever seen or experienced before.  This product will change the way you cleanse your face forever.  One of Elle Magazine’s 2014 Beauty Award winners the Luna would be the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list.  They make both a female and male version so consider this for the men in your life as well. See my full video review and purchase information here!
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Slumber Cloud Nacreous Mattress Pad

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This has got to be my FAVORITE product of 2015 – the Slumber Cloud Nacreous Mattress Pad is an amazing product.  For years I suffered with night sweats thinking it was just me going through the change of life.  What I found out after doing some research on the Slumber Cloud website is that it was my traditional MEMORY FOAM mattress pad that was making me sweat buckets at night.  Since I started using the Slumber Cloud Nacreous Mattress Pad on my bed I have never had a more comfortable rest and NO MORE SWEATING.  If you know someone who has this issue I highly recommend this product.  Yes it’s an investment but how much would you pay for a good night’s rest?  I will never go another night without my Slumber Cloud Nacreous Mattress pad.
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When my son was a toddler I was obsessed with anything I could find with his name on it or in it.  Personalized gifts are still a big hit with any Mom or child and I give them as much as possible. MyFairyTaleBooks is a personalized children’s gift company specializing in books, CDs, and DVDs featuring popular characters such as Elmo, Superman, Disney Princesses and more. You can order a story book with your child’s name, hometown, age and much more embedded into the story. Check out their catalog of products and to place your holiday order at www.myfairytalebooks.com 

Please note – in order to receive your personalized gifts in time for Christmas you must place your order by December 15th.

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 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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Looking for a way to provide a home cooked meal each night for your family without spending a lot of time in the kitchen?  Then you need an Instant pot!  This product can cook your meal in a third the time you would normally spend preparing a meal each night.  That will free up lots of extra time for a busy Mom who works or just has a hectic daily schedule.  As a blogger a lot of my time is spent at my computer and I depend on my Instant Pot to help me to put a home cooked meal on the table each night for my family.  Check out my entire video review here!
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 Lugz Shoes And Boots

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Lugz Boots and Shoes are a fabulous gift for anyone on your holiday list.  Fashion forward styles and reasonable prices make them a must have for all the fashionista’s on your list.  Styles for men, women, and kids they offer lots of fun colors in shoes, boots, and apparel for the entire family.  Check out all the amazing items Lugz has to offer and my full review here!
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Tastee Gourmet Apples

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I absolutely love to give food gifts at holiday time.  Mainly because no one will splurge on these type items during the year for themselves.  As a child I would wait all year to get my hands on one of the Tastee Caramel Apples which were only available at Halloween.   Now you don’t have to wait until Halloween to enjoy these delicious treats.  Just log on to the Tastee website store and they will deliver them right to your door.  See my full review and purchase information here!
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Dot & YoYo Monthly Subscription Box

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The gift that keeps giving all year long – a monthly subscription box to Dot & YoYo jewelry.  Sophisticated and fashion forward costume jewelry that comes right to your door each month for one low monthly price.  Each month you get a variety of gold tone or silver tone (or a combination of both) fashion costume jewelry.  Great quality merchandise, this is not your dime store jewelry, and something you can be proud to give this holiday season or all year around.

 

DO NOT TAKE ANY ENTRY IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS – YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide Multiple Prize Giveaway
No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Contest open to US residents 18 years of age or older only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen. All entries will be verified before prize(s) will be awarded.  Any fraudulent entries will result in forfeiture of your entries. Reviews And More By Rosey (Rosey The Coupon Coach) is not responsible for product shipment and/or delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or Instagram. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Stirring Popcorn Maker Review and Giveaway!

September is popcorn month!
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I had the pleasure of testing the Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Stirring Popcorn Maker at my home for review.  I just love the entire line of Nostalgia’s Retro small appliances.  They are smart looking and a real conversation starter with friends and family.

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Product Review: Arctic Zero “Chunky”

I had the pleasure of taste testing the new Arctic Zero Chunky flavors recently. Arctic Zero is a brand that I am familiar with, as I buy this product for myself and I have reviewed for them previously. I was introduced to this product a few years ago by my friend Bonny. Bonny knew about my sugar issues (hypoglycemia) and did some research to make sure it was safe for me to consume this product.

When I found out that this tasty treat was available at my local Whole Foods market, it didn’t take long for me to head on over to the market and check out these amazing products. With ingredients like purified water, whey protein concentrate, organic cane sugar, sea salt and monk fruit concentrate, I didn’t hesitate to jump on the chance to eat something sweet that was safe enough for my body to handle. All Arctic Zero products are low glycemic, fat free, certified gluten free, lactose free, nut free, vegetarian and Kosher. They make a variety of pint flavors and the most delicious frozen dessert bars. Each pint has four servings (one-half cup) and one serving is as low as 35 calories (depending on the flavor) and as little as 3 grams of sugar. The chunky varieties have a bit more per serving in the calorie department (75 to be exact), but well worth the extra calories. Any of the Arctic Zero flavors are a low calorie treat and alternative to regular ice cream. Believe me, when you taste these flavors you won’t miss ice cream or the calories that come with it.

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