Saturday, August 30, 2014

Makeup by One Direction Product Review

Last week I had the opportunity to try out the Makeup by One Direction product. To say I it was not what I expected would be an understatement. This is a good thing I assure you. I was a little iffy on how good of quality a makeup sponsored by a band would be. But lets start with the outside of the product and work our way in. The box is a tin so it is durable and can be reused. On the inside there is an entire look from eye-shadow to nail polish. The makeup also comes with look ideas and how to apply the makeup for those of us who are makeup illiterate.
I tried out several looks and wore them out. I did a daytime look and it stayed on pretty well. I am hoping to try out a nighttime look soon with some of the other eye shadow colors.

Here are the rundown on the different collections:
Names of the 3 collections
Take Me Home
Midnight Memories
Up All Night
(each collection has it own collection of unique makeup to create different looks)

The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

Check this out more at

Product was provided to me in exchange for an honest review
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Canvas HQ website and product Review +Contest

Today I am posting about Canvas HQ, which was nice enough to let me review there products. First off there website was super easy to use, everything was step by step and they have real live team members to proof your photo so it looks the best. The sent me an email and let me know ways how they could improve it my photo if I should choose. You create your own canvas using your own photos either from your computer or Facebook. I chose a photo of my lovely ladies (my darling cows) and it turned out great. The site also had lots of options available and was not to high priced. Wanna check it out, head on over to .

Want your own canvas! Enter the rafflecopter flash giveaway below to get your own canvas.
Rules are as normal: US residents only and prize will be fulfilled by CanvasHQ.
Canvas arriving in box

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black Rook by Kelly Meade book review


Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.

Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her.

No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.

Review: This was an interesting book to say the least. I expected this to be a light read from the summary but I give the author props for providing a very imaginative plot that thickens by the chapter. Brynn and Rook are a relationship that is similar to Romeo and Juliet but a lot more fun to watch develop. Not to mention Rook's brothers Knight and Bishop add to the story but they and other characters are left unexplored and hopefully there stories get told later as this book pretty much focuses on Brynn and Rook.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Breaking Fences book tour

Summary from Goodreads:

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

Review: I realize the book says you don't need to read the first book but I suggest you do. This is the second book in the series and I thought it had a nice change of pace. We also were able to learn more about Bia who was featured some in the first book. I thought it was great how the book stayed in the same style as the first one but had different issues and was still relatable to the young adult reader. Plus, who doesn't love a good book with horses.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Attempting to Coupon

After watching the show Extreme Couponing and being a poor college kid I decided to try my hand at couponing. On campus we receive the newspaper for free and I discovered some coupon sites online to get coupons from. I also read several blogs on understanding the coupon lingo and I will include a couple of the blogs that really helped below. I mainly couponed for beauty type items that are normally fairly expensive and I hate to spend so much money on. Just to give you an idea of my experience I will include some of my deals.

Coupon Sites
Smart Source

(PS newspapers usually only have coupons in the Sunday paper)

Helpful Coupon blogs
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Deal Seeking Mom

Stuff I have done

$1.02 a piece Almay Lip-gloss
At Walgreens I paired a
$2/1 manufacture coupon Almay makeup
on top of a
$5/2 Almay makeup coupon in store
= $2.04 all together.

Two Garnier Fructis Shampoos $1.00 + tax
2 Coupons (one for each bottle) $2/ 1 Garnier Fructis hair care
Kroger had on sale 2/$5
= $0.50 apiece

These are just two examples of couponing I have done and I always try to do shampoo coupons because I have a lot of hair. The other biggest thing I have learned is to read the terms on the coupon because what is pictured on the coupon is not always what all you can use it on.
Hope this has inspired or helped you, let me know some of your experiences.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Accidental Socialite Book Tour

Summary from Goodreads:
Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks.

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer.

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all.

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.

About the Author
Growing up in Edmonton, Canada, a significant amount of Stephanie’s time was spent making up and acting out stories. She was studying to be an actress when she realized there weren’t any parts for women being written. So, Stephanie wrote herself a short screenplay just to be in it and quickly realized that writing was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Alberta with an English and Sociology degree and she also has a Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts from Red Deer College. She moved to New York on a whim after University and has written a variety of TV shows including an environmentally friendly lifestyle series and a tween magazine style show about celebrities. Stephanie moved to London in 2008 and aside from being obsessed with Eggs Benedict, shoes, Fruit Roll Ups and travelling, she also works in Children’s Television. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beauty review of Studio Gear's Hydrating CC Cream

     I recently had the opportunity to try Studio Gear's Hydrating CC Cream  in the natural shade. I honestly liked using the cream. I evened out my skin tone but it didn't feel heavy like sometimes foundation does. I also ended up wearing it out that night and I have to say my skin looked just as good with just this cream as when I go all out with all with my normally face regime.
    Check out the before and after pictures below and if you want to try some of your own here is a reader discount code for 15% off. Just head over to Studio Gear and use the code word  bloggercc .   

Before makeup

After using cream

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