Atkins Easy Peasy Meal Plan Summary!

Today I sat down to make this short video for you all so that you can see my progress with Atkins after one week.  I did lose 5 pounds which I am thrilled about.  I’ve gone ahead and ordered 2 more weeks of the Easy Peasy Meal Plan and if you are struggling to lose weight I suggest you give one of the Atkins delivery plans a try.  Nothing could be easier.

Check out my video summary below.

Atkins and Chef’d partner to bring you fresh meal delivery!

If you haven’t checked out Atkins and Chef’d meal plans yet you are missing out.  Tonight my husband and I had the wonderful Bacon Wrapped Filet Chef’d meal.  It was delicious and I would eat this once a week you would get no complaints from me.  This was part of the Chef’d delivery meal plan.  Chef’d has partnered with Atkins to deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to make an Atkins approved meal.  Since there is little or no prep time (it’s all done for you) the meal was on the table in less than an hour.  The products will be delivered to you via 2-day shipping on dry ice. They are meant to be cooked as soon as possible because they are all fresh ingredients including meat and vegetables.

Here is a video I prepared for you to see what exactly comes in a Chef’d meal and how easy it was to prepare.

Check out all the Chef’d meals available for delivery at – enjoy!



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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Atkins Delivery Meals – come follow my weight loss journey!

As most of you know I have had a rough few years with my health.  The combination of medications and sedentary lifestyle (due to these medical issues) has lead me to pack on 40 extra pounds. Now I know you are screeching in horror over reading this so can you imagine how I feel?  Never in my 60 years have I ever had to watch what I ate.  I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted in moderation and not gain weight.  I am 5 feet 7 inches tall so I have been blessed with height, which as been my only saving grace with this added weight.  I don’t feel good in general carrying this extra 40 pounds around and my self-esteem is not very good as well.  I’m sure many of you can appreciate how I feel as you are going though the same thing – weight gain.  People want to tell me it’s your age, nonsense, were does it say you have to gain 40 pounds after a certain age?

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Professor Amos Shock It Clean Product Review & Giveaway!

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.

I received a nice box of assorted Professor Amos cleaning products for review. Professor Amos products are proudly made right here in the USA. If you are not familiar with Professor Amos products I’m here to tell you that you are missing out.  These amazing products clean without harmful caustic chemicals.

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Oliso Smart Iron Model TG1600 Limited Edition Review & Giveaway

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Oliso Smart Iron Model TG1600 Limited Pink Edition recently. I have to tell you all that I enjoy ironing – yes I know I must be crazy but I actually do like to iron clothes.  Most mom’s today do not even own an iron but I am one of those people who feel my family is a reflection on me and if they go out of the house wrinkled then it’s my fault.  You may not agree but this is my personal feeling and has been for a long time.  I once had someone tell me I was there hero because I took great pains to iron my son’s play clothes from a very young age.  It’s just something I learned at an early age from my Mom and I continue ironing each week for my husband and I.

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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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