Feb 5, 2016

A Princess Story

by Jaci Wightman

Everyone loves a good fairy tale. Filled with hardship and happiness, a princess and her prince, an evil villain, and an epic battle, they draw us into the adventure. But these stories aren’t far from reality. You are living your own personal princess story! Discover how the Lord’s plan of happiness is just like a fairy tale with this inspiring book for women of all ages. Learn to see your divine potential and recognize your inner princess. This enchanting read will guide you to build a closer relationship with the Prince, return to the King, and find your own happily ever after.

My Review
Does your heart resonate with princess stories?
Do you often feel that you are battling a dragon?
Do you wish for the Prince to come rescue you?

This book will explain it all--

You will never look at a princess movie the same again!
Become the star of your own princess life :)

My Favorite Quote
"Each of you was born to be a queen."

I absolutely LOVED THIS BOOK!
So many things to ponder!

I am going to go put on my armor right now-- and call on my Prince to rescue me from my dragons!


Eyes to See

by Ardeth G. Kapp

EVERYONE needs to read this book!

Do you struggle with where you are in life?

Or what your life challenges are?

Or have questions?

Or need answers?

This book will help give you tools that you might gain the EYES TO SEE what God has in store for you and that you are not forgotten or alone.

You are loved
And you are watched over
And you have worth

Don't believe me?
Grab a copy of this book and take a few minutes to read and ponder...you will be so glad you did!

Jan 25, 2016

The Matchup

by Laura L. Walker

I really enjoyed this book!
Such fun writing! 

Gage is known as the 'wild child'--
But his life comes to a chasing halt when he finds out that he has a son and now has full custody of him
(I will let you read about how that all came about :)

Valerie has two children and one is autistic--
Due to that fact and other circumstances Valerie is now a single mom struggling to keep it all together.

Gage and Valerie used to go to school together where Gage wasn't very nice to Valerie.

Now Gage is at her mercy as he chooses her to watch his son while he works.

Valerie hates the fact that she will be working for Gage, however it will give her the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for her own children.

Can they each put the past behind them and move towards the future?

An added bonus to this book is that you get to see a glimpse into Pierce and Noelle's continued story from Pierced by Love-- I loved that!

I also found it interesting that the author has an autistic child--making the story more enduring!

This is a book you are truly going to want to read :)


Younique Moonstruck Minerals Pigment Eyeshadow

My friend Alina, from Younique by Alina, gave me some 
to review--

I loved the packaging! Such cute little bottles!

Then I opened it up and was even more impressed that there is a covering over the opening with holes in it so you only touch what you are going to use thus keeping the powder clean and safe.

Application was super easy--

I went a little conservative as I am a strawberry blonde who is quickly going gray and my skin is ruddy with yellow undertones--so I want to look natural instead of made up.

(SO WISH I had dark coloring and could really pull off the 'smoldering' eye look :)

I also choose a 'shimmering' eye shadow--

It went on as a golden brown that I thought matched my skin and hair color really well.

Look at the inner corners of my eyelid and under my eye--I felt so pretty!

But as you know-- My big question is always -- DOES IT LAST?

Every other makeup I have ever tried has either faded away or absorbed into my skin by early afternoon--Well not this one!

I was happily surprised when I got ready for bed that I actually had to take off my makeup--
YES! It was still there!

And as you can see while I am super tired and ready to quit the eye shadow is still going strong :)

Would I recommend this product to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!
Would I wear it again? ABSOLUTELY!
Will I get more colors? ABSOLUTELY!

See more Younique products on Alina's website --  Youniqueproducts.com/alinaeb


Alina and I are doing a combined 
Younique/Jamberry party on Facebook
Click HERE to join in the FUN

Jan 21, 2016


A review copy was provided

by Didi Lawson

Anything but a typical aristocrat, young Baroness Marie-Louise is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work, especially when it comes to saving her ancestral estate. Determined to shake loose the shackles of propriety and gain the warm family life her upbringing denied her, she has vowed to marry a man of lower rank. Blue-bloods need not apply.

But when she is forced to turn to a childhood friend for assistance, the handsome, debonair count may prove a temptation impossible to resist. Marie-Louise soon finds herself caught between the comfort of a middle-class doctor and the passion of a nobleman, with the future of her childhood home at stake.

My Review

I loved how Baroness Marie-Louise pulled me in and kept me reading! She is WONDERFUL!

And the things she does to keep Hohenstein--intriquing!

And the count will truly keep your emotions going--loving him one minute and being irked with him the next--

AMAZING writing!
Historical fiction with a delightful touch of romance!
See how it all plays out in this MUST-READ book :)

Jan 20, 2016

Jammin' Nail Lacquer

So I have been wearing Jamberry nail wraps for about 4 months now and I LOVE THEM!

SO EASY to put on and then you can completely FORGET any upkeep! They outlast any polish by far--

But Jamberry also has a line of lacquers that I wanted to try--

Professional Review
Here is what my friend had to say about the product:

"I am seriously impressed with this nail lacquer! As a cosmetologist, I've seen my share of nail polish and I will admit- I have never seen a polish perform like Jamberry." -- Tiffany, Owner of Tiffany Johnson's Hair + Makeup

My first impression is that it goes on SO SMOOTHLY and it DRIES SO QUICKLY!!!

It is also does not have any of these ingredients.
Formaldehyde Resin

I have used this lacquer on my toenails before and it is FABULOUS! It lasted for months-- In fact I was "trimming it off" before it ever wore off --

But my fingernails are a totally different story--

I am super hard on my nails as I have to dig in cardboard boxes at work to pull out the incoming product. That alone would be tough for any polish to stand up to.

This is the manicure I did yesterday -- SO HAPPY with it!

And the color is GORGEOUS! This is only one coat, two coats or more would make it the darker color you see from the bottle.

Now for the big question -- WILL IT LAST as well on my fingernails as it did on my toenails?

It's now been 4 days and I'm back with my report--

While I loved the application and the feel and the quickness in drying it did start to chip on the very tippy edges of my fingernails in about 2 days-- so I touched it up --- and then had to touch it up again the very next day.

Would I recommend this product? Absolutely IF you are a polish wearer-- for the mere fact that is goes on so smoothly, dries quick, and doesn't have any of the chemicals found in other polishes AND it only chipped on the very edges and that is probably only because I am so hard on my nails.

Would I recommend it for toenails -- VERY TIME! In fact I put some on just 3 days ago :)

Will I wear it on my fingernails again? Probably, but not as often as I will wear the wraps.

(The butterfly pattern in my picture is a wrap and it stayed strong and true and would have held up for many more days.)

Click to see the complete Ingredients List
To see more color choices click HERE

Jan 12, 2016

Plant a Kiss

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Little Miss planted a kiss . . .

One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey aboutlife, kindness, and giving.

New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and award-winning illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have teamed together for the first time, creating what may soon prove to be a perennial favorite.

My Review
An absolute must-read!
Little Miss planted a kiss--
Sunshine - Water- Greet- Repeat
Wait - and - Wait
Doubt - Pout - Sprout - Shout!
See what little miss does with her sprouted kiss!

Jan 9, 2016

One Last Spring

A review copy was provided

by Sian Ann Bessey

Wales, 1884

The quiet village of Llanwddyn has long been a safe haven for Gwen, a young Welsh country girl whose life has been fraught with tragedy. Following the untimely death of her parents, it was her aunt's home in Llanwddyn that provided Gwen and her brother a refuge from their grief. Now, with the unwelcome news that the village is to be razed in the name of progress, an inescapable wave of change has begun.

When her brother departs to follow his dream of sailing the high seas, Gwen is left alone to navigate the shifting world around her. She soon finds herself relying on the support of her brother's best friend, Lewis, a gentle blacksmith whose kindness stirs her heart. Resigned to the fact that Lewis may never see her as more than a child, Gwen is soon swept off her feet by Thomas, a prosperous young Englishman. Torn between two men and two very different paths, Gwen has little time to determine what course her heart will follow. With time running out for her beautiful valley, will love come too late?

My Review
An intriguing look at the lives of the people in a small village--
Their passions, work, loves, heartaches, friendships, triumphs, and trials.
And what happens when a whole town sacrifices everything they have to help another area thrive.

I absolutely LOVED IT!
Be sure to read the end comments from the author--they really increase the specialness of this book!


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