Sunday, January 15, 2017

Seventh Generation- Come Clean

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Maya Rudolph tells it like it is!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lovely Is Correct!

I had the wonderful privilege of coloring in this faith-based adult coloring book, Whatever Is Lovely.  Every page was more beautiful than the next! It was such a great way to relieve stress, both by the ease of which the pictures were drawn, and also because they were so uplifting. I now keep this fully colored book on my coffee table, and guests always want to know where they can pick up a copy! I had been thinking about jumping into the adult coloring trend for awhile, and I'm glad I chose this book to do it with.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Owls by Matt Sewell

Owls by Matt Sewell is seriously the cutest book ever. So cute, that is in fact displayed on my coffee table this very moment! All of my expectations were exceeded.

It is a very nice sturdy hardback, in a pocket size. Not only are the owl illustrations adorable, but the book also includes very informative owl facts. I can honestly say that I know a lot more about owls now.

Just when I thought this book couldn't get any better, there is an owl watching log in the back. How cool is that?! I love this book so much that I'll be purchasing another copy to give to my owl loving sister in law. Owls deserves to be shared and enjoyed!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

How To Get Dressed by Alison Freer

   Fashion is a huge part of my life. It's with me everyday and is a great passion of mine. When I was given the opportunity to review "How to Get Dressed", I was thrilled! Unfortunately, that excitement was short lived.

   I barely made it through the first couple of pages with all of the eye rolling that was happening. I expected a very professional how-to guide, considering Alison Freer is a costume designer. This book is far from professional. "Clothes for Dummies" would have been a more appropriate name.

   Chapter 1 is titled Movie Magic and it's all about how to be a costume designer. If I had to sum it up in two words, I would choose braggy and unnecessary.

   Sadly, Chapter 2 wasn't much better. It's titled Fit. That is at least accurate considering there were two full pages explaining the definition of fit. I felt like I was reading a bitchy dictionary. This chapter is where Freer really lost me. While she explains fit, she also briefly explains how she views different body types. According to her, you're either curvy or you are a stick figure. I take offense to that. She speaks so kindly of bigger women, yet if you're skinny you are a stick figure. What?! That's a screwed up way of thinking, to be quite honest. I struggle with Anorexia, so I'm used to the negative comments about my weight in my day to day life. However, I wasn't expecting an insult from a book! The author writes in a way that basically says, "If you're not average weight or a celebrity then you're dirt. And you're stupid."

   Do yourself a favor, and stay away from this book. Save your money and your time, because it's worth neither. I'll spare you the rest of the condescending comments in this dreadful collection of unimportant details. I will say this though... if you are like me and you firmly believe that leggings are NOT pants, then do not even look at page 63. It will make you angry.

   Overall, I was extremely dissatisfied with the content in these 232 pages. I don't know if it's because I was expecting better tips than "Safety pins are holy," or if I just couldn't handle Freer's outrageous tone. Either way, this isn't even bookshelf worthy. I'm donating it to the thrift store with hope that maybe someone else might actually enjoy it. Perhaps they'll even learn something! Let's be real though, that probably will not happen.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

   I could not be any more in love with this website. Lately, I've been really into trying to get freebies online. Let me tell you, this is the best possible freebie you could get.
   Liketwice is basically an online consignment store that sells name brand clothing. If you've ever been to Plato's Closet, it's a lot like that except you don't have to leave your house. Selling your clothing through this site is really simple, and cost absolutely nothing. You can print off a free shipping label, or have a free bag sent to you to ship the clothes in. After they receive them, they'll make you an offer. The offer can either be accepted in the form of a check or as store credit. If you feel like they aren't offering you enough money, you can always have them ship your clothes back. There is a $5.00 fee to have your clothes returned to you.
   The first time you sign up, you are automatically gifted $10.00 in FREE credits, no strings attached. After you sell clothes, you will also receive another free $10.00 the first time, although you are not obligated to sell to be a member of this site. Also, if that wasn't good enough, if you download their app you will get another free $10.00 credit. How crazy wonderful is that? Even better, your shipping is covered by your credits. A lot of the clothing items are pretty cheap, since they are gently used even though they have some major brand names in stock. When I first signed up I got an Urban Outfitters shirt completely free.. I'm serious.
   Just when you thought this site couldn't get any better, I'm about to prove you wrong. When you sign up you are given a unique URL to use to invite your friends. For every person that signs up under you, you are compensated. There is a slight catch though. When your friends sign up, they have to make a purchase or sell some of their items for you to receive your compensation. What is this compensation you might ask? Another $10.00 credit!! If your mind is blown, I'm right there with you.
   Getting your friends to sign up for this site is remarkably easy. Basically all you have to do is tell them they can get a free name brand piece of clothing, and they're in. It really is that simple. If you haven't checked out Liketwice already, please do. You can even sign up under me, if you're feeling nice! I mean after all, I did just help you get $20.00 in credits.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kiss Everlasting French Manicure

 You get what you pay for with these nails, which isn't really a bad thing. The kit costs $5.99 at my local Target, compared to $40.00 for an acrylic manicure at the salon.
  I was a little hesitant to try this product at first, because I've never gone the cheap route before. I've been getting my nails done at the salon since I was 13, so it has been a little over 6 years. For me, part of the fun of getting your nails done is being in the salon, listening to the Asian ladies (who are probably talking mad shit about you) talk in another language, smelling the strong intoxicating aroma, and practically bouncing with anticipation as you slowly watch your new nails coming together. Doing it myself at home pretty much took away that magic for me.
  The kit comes with several sizes of nails, a wooden pointy stick that i stayed away from, pink gel glue, and a mini nail file. It took me about 10 minutes total to pick out which nails I wanted to use and to carefully glue them on. Only 1 minute per nail, not too bad! There was no drying time; I immediately had a fresh and hassle free manicure. They were obviously not salon quality, but that was to be expected. I was not embarrassed to wear them, because the nails actually didn't look half bad.
  Overall, I would probably purchase these again if I needed a quick and cheap manicure. It was definitely a lot easier than painting my nails, which I'm horrible at. If you look at the nails up close, they're really not that great, and you can tell I did it myself. However, they do look pretty hot from far away, and definitely in pictures. If I ever have an event where I need some fake nails for a couple of hours and I can only afford to spend six dollars, I'll most likely pick some of these up.
  The only downfall of this product is how long it lasts. After only two days, my nails were popping off right and left. I was disappointed but not surprised. On the bright side, they didn't hurt when they come off, unlike real acrylics. I didn't even have to refile the tops of my nails to smooth them, I was able to just go straight to polish.
  I guess you can say I'm a fan of the Kiss Everlasting French Manicure, because I have a lot more pros than cons. It was really fun to get to try these out, and I look forward to hopefully trying more Kiss items in the future. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.