Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review: Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
I am a tea lover to the max so I was definitely super excited when I found out that the Frosty VoxBox from Influenster was going to have a holiday tea inside.  I had actually never tried a peppermint tea, so I couldn't wait to try Candy Cane Lane.

I was also happy that the tea was decaffeinated because, especially on cold nights, I prefer to drink my tea at night before I go to bed.

As soon as I opened the little package, I could smell the peppermint.  It was very fragrant and smelled amazing.  The taste was very delicate, not nearly as strong as I expected it to be.  I enjoyed the taste a lot and it was very easy on the tongue.

Even though I did like it, I have to admit that it isn't something I would drink often.  This is a tea that I would save for Christmas night or around the holidays.

Overall, it was very festive and great for the season.  I would definitely recommend it to others.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Review: NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


I was really excited to hear that I was going to be receiving a lipstick in my Frosty VoxBox from Influenster.  I've never been huge on wearing lipstick so over the years I haven't acquired a great amount.  Now that I'm venturing more into the lip makeups, I get really excited at the prospect of getting new ones.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I heard the description of Sugar Plum.  It was being listed as a "frosty pink" and I immediately imagined something I would have worn in middle school.  Anytime I hear the term "frosted" I get nervous. I can't get the images of Katherine Heigl in Wish Upon A Star out of my head.

It is definitely frosted, but it isn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I have to say that I'm still not super crazy about it but I still plan on wearing it in the future.  I do think I will have to invest in some lip liner or a lip primer if I want to continue to wear this one for a long period of time, however, because it is really silky and smooth so it tends to feather around the edges of the lips.  This is something that annoys me majorly and is one of two reasons why I completely steer clear of lip glosses.

Overall, it's a decent lip color, especially for such a cheap price.  If I needed a cheap lipstick, I would definitely buy this kind again and I'm very curious about the other shades in this line.

So what do you think?  Do you think this lipstick works okay for me?  Have you given it a try?  What are your thoughts on "frosted" lipsticks?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mini Review: Rimmel London Eyeliner & Makeup Remover

Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
I usually use coconut oil for my makeup removal.  I tend to find ways to save money and be as eco friendly, organic and natural as I can when it comes to beauty products. Coconut Oil is a decently priced for a jar and that one time buy lasts for quite a long time.
I've never used a liquid eye makeup remover before so I was very curious about this and wondered how it would stand up to my normal routine.  I'll be completely honest, when I first tried to use it, I put waaay too much product on my cotton swab and let me just say that even if the packaging says "gentle" it still burns when you put a cotton ball soaked with eye makeup remover to your eye.  Let's just call that "user error".

Friday, December 19, 2014

Review & Unboxing: Frosty VoxBox

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

When I first got the email letting me know that I was receiving another VoxBox, I was super excited!  I hadn't gotten a box since summer and as each month creeped along and I continued to see box after box being shipped out I couldn't help but be disappointed and wondered when, if ever, I was going to get another one.  I was definitely curious about what Christmas-time goodies were coming to me in the mail and grateful for each and every item.


*Full reviews for most of the products will be posted at a later date.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Title: #Hater
Series: The Hashtag Series #2
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release Date: January 12, 2015
Genre: New Adult College Romance
Format: Ebook and Print

It started with unspoken animosity. The bitter bite of jealousy. And now its full blown hate.
It was during my first football game that I first felt the first chill of hate. I looked it right in the eyes and felt its sticky tentacles reach out for me. I’d never experienced something so cold and empty before.

The effect of that look lingered, like an unspoken promise, long after it was gone.

Becoming a couple – becoming the other half of a campus celebrity wasn’t easy. I let down walls guarding my heart and he looked past my glasses and accident prone tendencies. Romeo and I are an unlikely match, a #nerd and a jock. But we made it.

And we’re happy.

Zach doesn’t want us to be happy. He wants Romeo to pay for getting him kicked out of Omega and for the night he spent in jail. He’s going to use anything and everything he can to get his revenge. Including me.

As the weather on campus grows cold and the days become dark, revenge becomes the center of someone’s life and the happiness Romeo and I worked so hard for is threatened.

I can’t help but worry that our love is going to be overshadowed by hate.

Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Whispers From The Dead by Karen Ann Hopkins

Title: Whispers From The Dead
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Series: Serenity's Plain Secrets

Some Amish communities aren't so cozy.

Whispers From The Dead is the powerful and thrilling sequel to Lamb to the Slaughter, in the Amish mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets.

Sheriff Serenity Adams and Daniel Bachman are once again partnered up in a criminal investigation, when they travel to a northern Amish settlement that has been riddled by arsons for the past two decades. Serenity quickly discovers that there is much more going on than just barns being set on fire in the touristy community, and that the new group of Amish has their own secrets to hide. She begins to unravel an extensive criminal underworld that threatens to destroy everything that the simple people of Poplar Springs hold dear and once again puts her own life in jeopardy.

And even though Serenity tries desperately to avoid it, things begin heating up between her and Daniel, making her wonder if true love and happiness are really within her grasp.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Avon Online Exclusive: Planet Spa Amazonian Treasures!

Amazonian Treasures Collection
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The Products
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This creamy body scrub exfoliates your skin for a soft feel and a glow. Infused with exotic extracts of Brazilian Acai Palm Heart and Amora Berry Fruit and Vitamin E, this formula leaves your skin feeling pampered and polished. Scented with notes of sweet ripe acai berry, exotic orchids with a hint of sweet coconut milk and warm woods for that perfect spa experience.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Intense 2 Boxed Set

Title: Intense 2 ( A Collection of books from some of today's bestselling authors)
Release Date: December 1st
**On sale for a limited time only & at a special low price**
Format: Ebook Only and Exclusively at Amazon
Genre: New Adult Romance
For a complete list of titles in this anthology please see book blurb*

One book from one bestselling author is exciting, but when you put ten all together what you get is something more.

Something Intense.

Intense 2 is a collection of stories from ten authors who bring their A game every time they sit down with a blank page. Combined together you get a limited edition read jam-packed with passionate encounters, powerful alphas, and romance that will keep you warm at night.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Avon Online Exclusives: Anew Collection For Men!

First Anew collection for Men
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blitz: The Light Who Shines by LiLo Abernathy

The Light Who Shines
When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it's obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run; and she vows to catch the killer. Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.
Blue and her clever wolf Varg follow a trail that starts at the Cock and Bull Tap and leads all through the town of Crimson Hollow. Between being sidelined by a stalker who sticks to the shadows and chasing a suspect who vanishes in thin air, the case is getting complicated. If that isn't enough, Dark Vampire activity hits a record high, and hate crimes are increasing. However, it's Blue’s growing feelings for Jack Tanner, her sexy Daylight Vampire boss, that just might undo her.
While Blue searches for clues to nail the perpetrator, it seems someone else is conducting a search of their own. Who will find whom first?
Danger lurks in every corner, and Blue needs all her focus in this increasingly dangerous game or she risks ending up the next victim.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Blitz: The 13th Descent by Ky Lehman

The 13th Descent by Ky Lehman
(Rosefire Trilogy #1)
Publication date: August 30th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

The revolutionary year following Serenay “Ren” Avalon’s eighteenth birthday could rival Clark Kent’s entire adolescence. After her mother and her grandmother were killed in a car bomb explosion at the heart of their sleepy hillside town where nothing extraordinary usually happens, she discovers that her mother is actually alive and in hiding, her long lost father is a Father, and her best friend, who turns out was once an Archangel, has taken a gargantuan step back in his evolution to live on Earth with her for the past thirteen lifetimes. And besides being the only one in her immediate circle with a serious case of past life dementia, she learns that during her first lifetime, she was married to one of the greatest teachers history has ever known who is now the gorgeous lead singer of a hot new rock band taking the world by storm, and who is keen to meet up with her again in the twenty first century.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway: Daughter of The Fallen by Madeline Wynn

Title: Daughter of the Fallen 
Author: Madeline Wynn 
Publisher: Book Baby 
Pages: 250 
Genre: YA paranormal 
Format: Kindle
Purchase at AMAZON

Most sixteen-year olds aren't worried about the fate of their immortal souls. May Krieg should be.

Typically, honor student May's biggest problems have revolved around her super-hot arch-rival, Jack. But when a school project takes them ghost-hunting in a local cemetery, she discovers that an ominous force roams in the darkness around her.
And it follows her home.

It claws its way into her life, burning messages into her wall and imprinting them onto her body. Even worse, she can't tell if it's trying to possess her... or protect her.

May's thoughts soon become actions, causing the target of her anger severe physical pain and giving her a rush the likes of which she has never experienced. She quickly realizes that she needs to find a way to reign in this power before she kills someone. May hates the pleasure it gives her, hates herself for hurting others, but she can't stop.

As her entire world shatters around her, she is forced to ask what her soul is worth-- and who would she risk losing her soul to save?

(For readers who enjoy: teen paranormal romance, teen horror, teen romance, nephilim, demons, YA, YA horror, YA paranormal, YA romance, ghost stories)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Promo & Giveaway: #Nerd by Cambria Hebert

Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together…

In more ways than one.

She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship.

But that’s about to change.

It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge. 

Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple. 

Stick to your circle.

And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.

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Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. 

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Blitz & Giveaway: Swept Away by J. Haymore

Swept Away by J. Haymore
Publication date: October 20th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

He is everywhere. He surrounds me, permeates the air, wends his way under my skin. I can’t escape his strength, his intensity, his presence.

I’m trapped.
There’s nowhere to run.
Nowhere to hide.

But even if I could escape…would I be strong enough to leave?
I needed something—something big—to get myself out of the rut I’d fallen into after the car accident that killed my sister. This sailing trip was meant only to mark a new chapter in my life. Until Ethan Williams stepped on board.
Ethan radiated confidence. His darkly handsome good looks and ocean-blue eyes mesmerized me. But it was the way he looked at me that drew me in. He wasn’t looking at my past or at my scars, but the real me behind all that baggage I was trying so hard to leave behind.
But Ethan had secrets—dark, dangerous secrets. I was trapped in the middle of the ocean in a tangle of lies, sex, and violence. The problem was, I was happy to be trapped forever…if it meant I could have him.
Warning: Swept Away is a 4-part serial. This story is messy and twisted and very, very sexy. It is not for people under 18.


USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Haymore is the author of sexy historical and contemporary romance.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

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