Thursday, April 23, 2015

When Calls the Heart Premier Event!! With #Giveaway #Hearties #FaithTV

Hello fellow Hearties!! I am beyond pumped to tell you all about this event. Many of you know how important April 25th is as that is the date to bring back When Calls the Heart!! The premier event will be two episodes and I cannot wait for it to be here. First though I want to let you all in on a little secret. I was able to pre-screen the premier episodes and I also have a super giveaway here for you all. Please be sure to get all the info down though so you can watch the 2 hour When Calls the Heart season 2 premier.



About the series:
The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.




I have been a fan of this show from the very beginning. I love when a program can be watched by the whole family without any fears over what the kids might see. It is a wholesome family friendly show and reminded me somewhat of the old tv series, Little House on the Prairie. The town is small and the people are dear to your heart. The story is based off of the When Calls The Heart book series by Janette Oke but they follow their own plots. Obviously there were only so many books so you can't have them be exact. I like that this was only based off the books. The characters are excellent and you feel like you know them. Believe me, by the time you are two episodes into the first season, you will be in love:)

When the first season ended there were some loose ends and questions that needed answered. Let me tell you though, they don't all get wrapped up in the premier episodes. There are many things left hanging which leads into an excellent second season. I don't want to give anything away but I should tell you there is some romantic tension, deception, healing and forgiveness as well as lots of new beginnings. You just have to watch it to find out what happens!!



THE GIVEAWAY!!
I know many of you will be wanting this here as the prize is the complete first season of When Calls The Heart! A $60 value that makes this one a humdinger. You HAVE to own the whole thing! The giveaway will end 5/8 and winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be picked. USA and CANADA ONLY!






"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Monday, April 20, 2015

Adventures of Pajama Girl #Review and #Giveaway!! #PajamaGirl


About the book:

Hardcover; 32 pages



A cute, illustrated story about a girl's imagination and her magical pajamas. In this adventure, Ellie's cupcake pajamas pave the way for she and her Sis to take a journey to a land filled with all kinds of sweet treats. Their journey quickly turns into an adventure to help the Cupcake Queen find the missing sprinkles needed for her coronation ceremony. In searching for the missing sprinkles, Ellie and Sis uncover a life lesson that is important for every child to learn.



MY REVIEW-The Adventures of Pajama Girl and the Coronation of the Cupcake Queen is a super cute book that I was pretty impressed with. The size is large enough that little hands can hold it without any trouble, the pictures are adorable and it even includes glitter!!! Look at the pictures inside.



The story is about a little girl who has cupcake pajamas and she goes on this journey with her younger sister to a fantasy world. It is absolutely adorable for little children. But not only does it include cute pictures and glitter, the book teaches lessons as well.


THE GIVEAWAY!
One of my readers will win a copy of this book for their own child. USA ONLY! Giveaway will end 4/27 and winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Friday, April 17, 2015

S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp with Robots!

S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling - Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life! 
www.ROBOTS-4-U.com @Robots4U - Facebook.com/Robots4Usummercamp

DYNAMIC ART & DESIGN Summer Camps Now Enrolling - Where Technology Meets Creativity! 
www.dynamic-art-design.com @Robots4U #DynamicArt - Facebook.com/DynamicArtClass



Campers having a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment. Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!
Visit our WEB Sites www.ROBOTS-4-U.com and www.dynamic-art-design.com to see dates and locations for these day camps.

- Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges

- Camps Girls and Boys - Aged 7 to 14

- Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August

- Hands on Learning, Self-Paced. Beginners to Expert!

KEY INFORMATION

- 1 week (5 days) long

- Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.

- CAMPERS RATIO: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
-Register early as camps do fill up quickly!

- Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!






**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

No-Ad Skin Care Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer w/Sunscreen #Review & #Giveaway!

NO-AD Prevent & Repair and NO-AD Prevent & Brighten


which are packed with a premium blend of vitamins, antioxidantsand SPF 15 broad spectrum protection, are multifunctional products unlike any moisturizers sold in mass market outlets. Designed to promote more beautiful skin all over the body ‹ not just on the face ‹ each product is chock-a-block with powerful ingredients that repair, brighten, and prevent aging caused by cumulative daily sun damage.

Incidental Sun Exposure
A new survey conducted by GfK Custom Research North America and commissioned by NO-AD Skin Care found that a majority of Americans mistakenly believe they receive most of their total lifetime sun exposure from extended outdoor activities like going to the beach. "Actually those activities account for a mere 20 percent of lifetime sun exposure," said Brevard, Fla.-based dermatologist Dr. Richard C. Kirkpatrick. "In fact, 80 percent comes from daily incidental sun exposure, such as in driving to the store, walking the dog, or just sitting indoors next to a sunny window."

Kirkpatrick stressed that incidental sun exposure accumulates incrementally and prematurely ages the skin.

SSCR CEO Stuart J. Straus observed that when most consumers think about "anti-aging protection," they think of a product just for the face. "Beauty is more than face deep," he said. "No matter how much attention you give your face, it's the constant UV skin damage to your neck, chest, arms, and legs that can give away your age. It¹s why you need to apply body lotion daily to any exposed skin. This need for total body skin care ‹ an all-day, everyday, all-the-time, anti-aging lotion that delivers SPF 15 protection ‹ is precisely why NO-AD jumped into the highly competitive skin care category."


NO-AD Breaks Into Skin Care Category
Straus noted that, at 46 cents per ounce each, NO-AD Skin Care lotions cost half what competing SPF body lotions do ‹ and yet those other lotions don¹t contain NO-AD¹s high-quality anti-aging ingredients. They will be available starting March 2015 at select Wal-Mart stores, walmart.comdrugstore.com, and HEB, as well as food, drug, and mass market retailers.

"This is a category breakout for NO-AD," Straus said. "NO-AD's new skin care line is the first of its kind ‹ anti-aging body moisturizers with SPF 15 created expressly for the mass market. Leveraging its 50-year sun care heritage, NO-AD Skin Care is delivering more for less, in ingredients and innovation ‹ and is proudly made in the USA."

NO-AD Skin Care's non-greasy, fast-absorbing formulas are dermatologist-tested and carry the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of approval. NO-AD products are also PABA-free and are not tested on animals.

Survey Says Americans Unaware of Incidental Sun Exposure
The NO-AD Skin Care survey points to the need for greater consumer education about the dangerous aging effect on the body of daily incidental sun exposure. Key findings:
·       Very few Americans (just 5%) apply any type of sun protection to their body daily. 
·       Many Americans underestimate the damage to their skin from brief daily sun exposures ‹ in fact, fewer than half (48%) agree that short exposures to the sun cause a lot of skin damage.
·       Most Americans (72%) say they only worry about sun exposure if they are going to be in the sun for a long time, such as at the beach, pool, park, etc.
·       A majority (51%) worry more about daily sun exposure on "my face than about other exposed skin, like my hands and arms."

MY THOUGHTS-I am one of those people who doesn't often wear sunscreen. I know, I know, I should work better at taking care of my skin now than trying to do repair later. I just hate having to put on a lot of stinky smelly lotions every time I go outside. But with summer quickly approaching I know I have to get used to it. For once I found a product that doesn't smell bad, is easy to apply, and I can purchase it cheaper than normal prices!



The two items I received for review are the Prevent and Repair Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Sunscreen(a lotion) and the Prevent and Brighten Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer with Sunscreen(this one is a spray). Now I reviewed the one but I kept the other one sealed so I can use it for giveaway!! So one of you will win the Prevent and Brighten bottle:)



The lotion at first was very hard to get open. I was to the point of frustration with it when finally it popped open. It is the type that you have to keep twisting until it clicks. Well you know how it goes, it wouldn't click and I was getting frustrated but finally it opened. The lotion is light and non greasy feeling which was a big plus in my book. I don't like when you feel like you are wearing a pound of lotion on your skin.



The scent is floral and airy but can get strong if you are using a lot. We used it on a day out and after applying it on everybody, the house smelled pretty strong. I think the benefits outweigh the setbacks though and I am glad to find a product I can feel comfortable with putting on my skin. And at the price, you can't beat it!



Who is ready for a giveaway? One of you will win the bottle shown above. This is the Prevent and Brighten with sunscreen. I am sure you will love it! USA ONLY as I am shipping this out personally. Giveaway will end 4/28 and winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ladies Swim Cap for Long Hair!! #bloggers4amazon

Can I ask by a raise of hands, how many of my readers use a swim cap? Or if you don't use one in the pool, how about the shower? I personally haven't gone swimming in quite some time. And the foremost reason would be my hair. Do you know how hard it is to untangle long hair that is wet? It can take a good 15 minutes just to get a comb through it! That is where this product here comes in. A shower or swim cap can take the dread of a swim and turn it into fun!



This swim cap here is for long or curly hair so the first thing I noticed was the size of it. The cap is huge! Almost too big in some ways but I definitely like it. That coin in the middle is a quarter so as you can see, this is big enough for dreadlocks, very long hair, etc.




So does my sister who offered to do the modeling:) A round of applause for her. As you can see her hair is long and curly. A big problem when it comes to swimming.




But, after putting her hair up in the cap it sealed around the edges as it should and the only difficulties she had was taking it off. The material did pull at her hair some but better than yanking half of it out when you comb out wet hair.




The silicone material makes it very stretchy but it also forms a seal when you put it on. Your ears can go inside or outside but I found it worked better inside. My sister preferred them outside. So totally up to you on how you use it. This also works great in the shower as I found out when I used it. The only thing I didn't care for was the smell as it is pretty strong. But you can either set it outside to air out, or use it once and the scent is pretty much gone. Definitely going with me on my upcoming trip and I just might take a swim in the pool!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WANTING TO PURCHASE A LADIES SWIM CAP, USE THIS CODE TO GET 20%!! 
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*Disclosure* I received this product at a discount in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine and completely unbiased.




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

The Grace of God DVD #Review & #Giveaway #GraceofGodMovie @WalMart



Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church's collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly's views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief there really is rebirth and redemption.

MY REVIEW-I enjoy Christian films that teach lessons while making it fun for the family. A lot have come out in the past few years so I am often picky about ones I put my stamp of approval on. Well, this one got my 5 star stamp as I thoroughly enjoyed it!

The acting was well done which was a big plus for me. Many of the Christian films seem to have a below par standard in the filming so that they come out looking like home movies. If we want the world to be interested in them, the acting and filming has to be good. I think that this one here met those qualifications above and beyond. You might even recognize some of the actors within. John Ratzanberger is always one of my favorites and I love seeing him in movies like this.

The whole concept of the film is based around the Ten Commandments. Doing the right thing for the right reason is what we need to do. If we do something we shouldn't, even for the right reasons, then it is still wrong. But the real purpose to it is that no matter what we do wrong in life, the mistakes we make and the times we stray from God's path, His grace is soo very real. This was my favorite aspect to the film and a much needed lesson. The only thing I will say is that I would suggest this film for older teens or adults. I don't think it will keep the attention of children enough.




THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS

One winner will receive a copy of The Grace of God movie. Giveaway will end 4/27. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. USA and CANADA ONLY!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PureBiotics Supplement for Probiotic Health #bloggers4amazon



When I first heard about these probiotic supplements, I wasn't sure I would need them. For starters, I rarely have trouble with my stomach and secondly, I am not very big on taking pills. But I am very glad I started taking these for the health benefits I derived from using them.



First off I want to comment about the pill itself. I love it! Small and tiny it is perfect for someone who doesn't like swallowing pills. Yes, I am one of those people. One of those who has the gag reflex just waiting to happen when I take a pill:) Even if you mix it in with food, you still know the pill is there so your tongue searches for it? But with the size of these I didn't have any trouble at all. You only take one pill a day, with water and in between meals. Super easy and amazingly I didn't have any problems with it. I do want to say, they have a bit of an odor. I don't normally go around smelling my pills, but when you pop the top it is noticeable. Not enough to stop me from taking it obviously but I like to be honest in my reviews of the products so I wanted to mention it. 





As far as the health benefits, it is amazing how many stomach aches you have without realizing it! I rarely have pains in my abdomen but after taking these I noticed that my stomach felt so much more at ease. No tensing, no aches at night after having a snack, and kind of an off thing but I also noticed more regularity. Helped to move food through faster. So for someone who has trouble with bowel movement or stomach aches, I would urge you to try a Probiotics supplement like this one.




Overall the product is good and I liked how it worked. As a probiotics for women, I would say it is my favorite. And....this means that I don't have to eat a ton of yogurt every day now:) Not that I don't mind some yogurt but instead of having to gulp down several cartons of it a day I can just pop a little pill. 

*Disclosure* I received a bottle of these at a discounted rate in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts are 100% mine.

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**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CFBA Tour Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd




This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Mist of Midnight

Howard Books (March 10, 2015)


by

Sandra Byrd


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. The Tudor series’ end cap, Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I published in April, 2013.


A life-long lover of Victorian Gothic romances, Sandra’s new series, Daughters of Hampshire, weaves elements of that mystical, traditional genre with inspirational and literary threads. Mist of Midnight, the series’ first book, debuts in March, 2015.


Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens, and is passionate about helping new authors develop their talent and their work toward traditional or independent publication. As such, she has mentored and coached hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year.

ABOUT THE BOOK



In the first of a brand-new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands.


Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her...and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca's name, but her home and incomes.


That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father's investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives—does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, will she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”?



If you would like to read the first chapter of Mist of Midnight, go HERE.



MY REVIEW-No book yet so I will get my review posted once it arrives:)




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Monday, April 6, 2015

Gorton's #SmartandCrunchy Fish Review & #Giveaway!




For those of you who know me, I am attempting to lose weight through my eating and exercise. I don't want to lose weight by binge dieting but in a sensible manner. One of the big things I have been including is fish. I eat it grilled, poached, steamed, from a can, in salads and over brown rice, etc. I love fish!! So when Gorton's contacted me about doing a review of their new Smart and Crunchy options, I jumped at the chance!



When my package arrived, I found a little stuffed fish stick mascot, two aprons(one for an adult and one for a child), and five coupons to try out Gorton's Fish. I couldn't believe there were five coupons but that gave me the chance to get a few different choices from their fish line. The Smart and Crunchy only comes in fish stick or fillets. But I also got a couple other products as I am a big fan of Gorton's:)



My personal favorite out of the two would have to be the Fillets. I am not much on sticks but I did try them out. For me the thing that caught my attention is the 100% wild-caught Alaska Pollock and that they are crispy, not fried. The fish is breaded in panko crumbs which makes them crunchy but also a little bit better for you.



We had friends visiting the one day so I pulled these out for dinner and made up a bunch of them as well as rice. I enjoyed having a good meal without being pulled away from my friends and spending a lot of time in the kitchen.



My other favorite from Gorton's is the somewhat new Simply Bake Fillets. The Salmon Roasted Garlic and Butter was amazing!! I love how this comes out perfectly without any fuss at all. Throw it in the oven and turn on the timer.



Then 24 minutes later your fish come out looking like you have spent major amounts of time in the kitchen but definitely not true. And this is perfect for my diet. Tasty and baked so you don't have any breading to worry about. And we all know that salmon is superb for your health. No artificial flavors or MSG!! I love it!



For anyone wanting to eat healthier or make better meals for your family, Gorton's is one of the best. I can't help but put them on the meal plan at least twice a week and many times more often than that. For those of you who have children that think fish is disgusting, be sure to try the fish sticks. Even the one in our family who doesn't care for fish will eat them. Not very fishy tasting:)



Who is up for a giveaway? One of my readers will win a prize pack from Gorton's that includes a Smart Crunchyman Plush Stuffy, two aprons(one for an adult and one for a child) and two full value product coupons. This means you get to cook with your kids in the kitchen!! With free food:) The giveaway will end 4/21 and winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be picked. USA ONLY!!

Rethink Inner Beauty with Barbara Roose’s ‘Enough Already’ and a Weekend Getaway Giveaway

Enough Already (Abingdon, March 2015)



Recognize your own outer and inner beauty as defined by God, not the media or others.
Most women know that God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn’t care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn’t kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up. Enough Already will:
—Elevate the soul-freeing, spiritual truth that God is the Creator of beauty and that women are called to appreciate and care for themselves as his own.
—Enable women to accept God-given beauty so that when they look in the mirror they see his handiwork, not their flaws.
—Equip women to win the ugly struggle with beauty once and for all.

MY REVIEW-I was really interested in reading this book as a woman who struggles sometimes with feeling pretty. Many women deal with their beauty on a daily basis but this book sounded like it would have a lot of answers on why we don't have to worry about our outside beauty so much since we are daughters of the King. But I was very disappointed after finishing this book. Let me tell you why below.

First off the book was well designed and the questions make it almost like a group study. I thought I was going to love it while I was reading the first couple chapters! The author has a knack for stories and illustrations. Like the one with "pick me". But about halfway through I knew there were going to be problems. The first clue is where the title of the chapter is The Vag*** Dialogue. I have to admit, I was shocked. How in the world can you have something like this in a Christian book? If I had given this book to anyone else to read, I would have been upset. Sorry but things like this don't belong in a Christian book. If you want it in a marriage book fine, but not a book about beauty. The next issue I had was the one about What We'll Give Away for Love. I understood at first where she was coming from. But about halfway through the chapter, I felt upset again. She tells a story about a woman who had a hard youth but then went to church and taught Sunday school, etc. All while she was a stripper. Again, my apologies but this almost makes it sound like the woman was saved while she was doing the strip club. It just amazed me at what was in here. I thought I had found a book about inner beauty being more desirable than the outward makeup, etc. But what I read made me grieved. I could not, with a clear conscience, suggest this book to anyone.




GETAWAY GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Learn how to recognize your own outer and inner beauty as defined by God, not the media or others, in Barbara Roose's new book, Enough Already. What would it take for you to believe you are enough already? Most women know God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn’t care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn’t kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up.




Barbara is celebrating the release with a giveaway! One reader will receive a cash card and writing supplies for her own inner-beauty weekend getaway!





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One grand prize winner will receive:


Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 12th. Winner will be announced April 13th on Barbara's blog.




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  • A $100 cash card for your own inner-beauty weekend getaway

  • A notepad/pencil set for your inner-beauty quiet time

  • A copy of Enough Already




**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Galaxy Serum for Eyelashes #Review #bloggers4amazon

I recently had the opportunity to try out a product called Galaxy Eyelash Serum. As I am sure you can tell, it is for your eyelashes:) This is not a beauty item I think I would have picked up normally as I am not very worried about my eyelashes and how they appear. I am probably one of the few women in the US who don't really care about it, but I have always been complemented on my lashes so I never saw a reason to use plumpers or fillers, etc. But believe me, after a recent trip to my hair salon, I learned more about lashes and what they can do for a woman's look than I ever wanted to know.



This serum here is one of the best I saw while browsing the web. I like the style it gives but I also like that you don't need to have a prescription to purchase it. Imagine needing a prescription to order eyelash serum? Something I learned at the salon:) I have been using this about ten days and I was amazed at the difference after about three. Again, my lashes were pretty good already, but when I saw the change, I liked it!



Easy to Apply.
The bottle looks just like a mascara bottle Easy to unscrew and apply to your lashes with the wand. The difference I saw in this from the mascara though is the end of the wand. Normally you will have a corkscrew ending but on this it was like a brush. A very tiny brush that is thin. At first I wasn't sure how easy it would be to apply since you only put it near the eye, but very carefully on the base of the lash. Kind of confusing directions as you aren't sure whether to put it on the lash or the base. I chose to put mine on the lash very close to the base. Do not get it in your eye at all.



Big Differences!
After using this for three days I wasn't sure I could see a difference but when I took a picture, I knew there was a change. And even my family members were noticing! My lashes were longer yes but my biggest change was just the overall healthy look. They were almost moist looking and brightened my eyes considerably.



CONS-
These are very minor and very few. My biggest thing was the confusion over directions. They are not clear as to where you apply the serum. I had never used anything like this before and it would have helped to have concise instructions. The other thing was the slight burning of the eye. Not really a burn but your eyes sting after you put it on. I found my eyes watering and it was uncomfortable for a few minutes. It quickly passed but I would urge those of you with sensitive eyes to check this out before you purchase.



For those of you interested in purchasing the Galaxy Eyelash Serum for yourself, take an extra 40% off with this code!!! 

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**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, April 3, 2015

Through The Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer + $10 Family Christian #Giveaway

THROUGH THE DEEP WATERS
BY KIM VOGEL SAWYER

Kim Vogel Sawyer is an author that is on my MUST read list. Her books are interesting, educational as well as teaching highly needed lessons. Take for example this book here, Through The Deep Waters. The heroine in the story is the daughter of a prostitute and she lives above a brothel. One night Dinah makes an appointment to finally be an "escort" for a wealthy "gentleman" but decides to back out at the last minute. She is frightened, scared and innocent and the man takes advantage of this and attacks her. She uses the money to help her mother, who is dying, but she feels violated and very aware of the fact that no real man will want a soiled woman for his wife. So she takes off wanting to make a new life for herself. She becomes a maid at the Clifton Hotel and her hearts desire is to become a famous Harvey Girl on the trains. She wants a career. Then enters Amos Ackerman. He throws her plans off when he shows her kindness and attention. She must decide what she really wants for her future. A career on the trains traveling all over? Or one of the most desired professions a woman can ever have, of being a devoted and cared for wife?


I like how tactfully Mrs. Sawyer deals with this tough subject but I will urge parents to check it out before you allow your teenagers to read it. We are very careful about what the girls read and this one was still a little bit too detailed for our tastes. As an adult you know what is meant and what to expect but for young ladies it might be just enough detail given to get them asking questions, etc. Again, this is personal preference for our girls, but just trying to be honest. I think for me it brought to mind to be thankful for the life I have been given and to pray and do more for those who may have been harmed, abused or put in situations beyond their control. The hearts that have been hurt and broken need our love and care, not angry words and condemnation.

The main character,  Dinah, has a friend at the hotel whose name is Ruthie. She is the daughter of the Pastor and tries to befriend Dinah, as much as she wants to be left alone. Ruthie is constantly being kind, giving her Scripture, etc. But I enjoyed how the author shows that she is human as well, after Ruthie takes a shine to Amos. It goes to show that no matter how brought up you are in the Bible and taught these lessons, sometimes you just have to go through these things yourself to see how you will respond. The wisdom from her father is timeless and I loved how he brought her to the Bible and that God has plans we may not understand or even want to follow, but if we trust Him to guide us, then everything will turn out right in the end.

As you can see I got a lot out of this book. It isn't just a romance or a historical story. But a tale of love, compassion and reaching out to those who may need us, no matter how they react on the outside. I haven't said much about Mr Ackerman but I quickly fell in love with him. Because of his leg injury he looks beyond the outer shell and sees things that many don't. His sweet nature was a blessing to me. I would urge those who love historical books to pick this one up. It is an eye opening book from an amazing author!

Now, Family Christian will be hosting a giveaway for a $10 gift certificate that can be used in store or online(you can call in your order as well). The giveaway will end 4/18 and winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fun #Giveaway for 3 Gift Cards!!

Hey everyone, I wanted to tell you about a giveaway a friend is having. I know how much you all like gift cards and eating out, so I figured I should warn you all:) There will be three winners each receiving a gift card to Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. Talk about date night!! The giveaway is being hosted on their page so you need to enter over on Facebook. You cannot enter here on my page. Stop on by, post a funny pic and you are entered! Ends 4/10 so hurry and get your entry in:)






**DISCLOSURE: No compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Omega 3 Fish Oil #Review #bloggers4amazon

I recently received the Omega 3 Fish Oil softgel pills for my review purposes. These are from Dr. Tobias and many of you will remember this name as the person who is hosting the iWatch giveaway! But back to the review:) For some reason whenever I hear someone praise the advantages of a pill I am always skeptical. So I went into this with an open mind and really wanting to see why everyone suggests fish oil as a health benefit. Here is what I found out from my own personal use.



1.The Pills are Big. 
I am not real keen on pills but big ones always make me cringe. The first time I took one I wasn't sure I would be able to get it down. Needless to say that is where the softgel comes in handy. They slide right down with no gagging allowed:)



2.No Scent!
One of my major worries with the fish oil would have to be the smell. I mean I like fish but they also stink to high heaven. So why wouldn't the oil smell fishy? No need to worry about it though. These ones have almost no smell at all and whatever aroma they do have doesn't smell like fish.



3.The Benefits
I started using these about a week ago. At first I didn't notice a difference but gradually I saw a change in my hair and how I felt. My hair is shiner and stronger while my body feels good. I am not saying this is the cure-all for what ails ya:) But I am saying that for me I saw a change. I also got told from a close friend who raises dogs that the fish oil is really good for their fur coats and keeping their eyes clear. Now, I haven't personally tried this option but I will be looking into it more.



Conclusion? I will be using these more over the next few weeks and will update as need be. I like them and can tell a difference.

For those of you wanting to try out Omega 3 Fish Oil pills on your own, I have a code where you can save 20% off your order. It must be placed through the links found in this review and will only be good on the Dr Tobias bottles.
  • Save 20% with code: I45Z8VAA



**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**
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