Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New Product Review: VenusSnap

New Product review! Because, face it, we all love a new product. Especially if the product is a beauty product. ;) I'm here to review the new, the one and only, Gillette Venus Snap! (in its own little travel case, btw)

Photo Credit: Influenster

This nifty little razor is about 4 inches long with five blades on one end surrounded by a blue ring of skin moisturizer that allows you to shave without shaving cream. Simply wet the razor and go! The best part about the VSnap is that it comes in its own little carrying case that's small enough to fit in a purse or backpack allowing you to take care of those pesky little hairs you missed in your morning rush. I seriously don't think I can ever go back to a regular disposable razor that requires gobs of shaving cream and multiple shavings to get it all. For me, Venus Snap is the only way to go. :)

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Five Enchanted Roses Cover Roses and Writing Contest

Rooglewood Press is delighted to introduce their second fairy tale novella contest.....

a collection of Beauty and the Beast stories

The challenge is to write a retelling of the beloved fairy tale in any genre or setting you like. Make certain your story is recognizably "Beauty and the Beast," but have fun with it as well. Make it yours!

Rooglewood Press will be selecting 5 winners to be published in the Five Enchanted Roses collection, which will be packages up with the gorgeous cover you see displayed above. Perhaps your name will be one of the five displayed on this cover?

All the contest rules and information may be found on the Rooglewood Press website. Just click HERE and you will go directly to the site.

Rooglewood Press's first collection, Five Glass Slippers, is available for pre-order now and will be released on June 14th. Grab yourself a copy and see what these talented writers have done with the timeless "Cinderella" tale!

Cover Credit:
This cover illustration was rendered by Julia Popova, "ForestGirl." You can find more out about this gifted artist on her website, http://www.forestgirl.ru/

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Below the Surface by Tim Shoemaker


My Rating: @@
# of Pages: 397 (hardcover)
Inappropriate Scenes: None
Swearing: None
Genre: Middle Grade YA
Publisher: Zondervan

Back Blurb:
Buried fears don’t stay buried for long. Something is wrong with Cooper. He doesn’t understand it, and he won’t admit it, but after surviving the trauma of abduction, Cooper is plagued by a deep fear he can’t control. A vacation aboard the restored Getaway with his friends is just what he needs. No drama, no mysteries, just fun, relaxation, and a few well-planned pranks. But trouble follows this crew, and the idea of a carefree vacation soon disappears along with a missing woman. The police think she drowned, but Hiro has her own suspicions and starts investigating, while Cooper keeps busy and hides behind his practical jokes. But fear has a way of rising. A prank gone wrong, a dark water dive, and the four friends find more than they bargained for - just below the surface.

My Review:
 I received this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. I mostly got this book for my brother who loves the series. I enjoyed the first book in the series but for some reason I couldn't get into this book. It didn't grab my interest at all. Maybe it was because it was below my age level, I don't know. The plot didn't make sense. It seemed to me like this kid dived into the water and he got scared because it was so dark under the water. That's what the first couple of chapters were about. I hate to say I didn't like the book because I feel like there needs to be more clean books out there for kids and I would like to support Tim Shoemaker as much as I can because being an author cannot be the easiest profession. So I will recommend this book to other kids that are younger than me because they will probably like it. I know my brother did, it just wasn't for me. 

SGC cosmetic review

It's me again! :) Hope everyone had a wonderful day. I know I did!

I recently had the pleasure of finding StudioGear Cosmetic's Black Pocket Liner in my mailbox a few days ago and I was so excited to try it.
This product is amazing! I love how the felt-tip provides a no mess experience (something you don't really get with an eyeliner brush) and I love how it's the perfect size to stick in your pocket for those time when you need an emergency fixer upper. The super thin tip provides a perfect small line that compliments your eyes wonderfully! There's nothing I would change about this product. It's perfectly amazing just the way it is. But perhaps, maybe getting another color available instead of just black? StudioGear is quickly becoming my favorite makeup brand Ever! 
You can check out their website here: http://studiogearcosmetics.com/product-category/make-up/
And if you find something you like use the coupon code Maniacal13 for a 10% off discount! Enjoy that spring weather! :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TFIOS movie trailer

For those of you who have not seen The Fault in Our Stars movie trailer, this post is for you. I recently had the please of reading TFIOS by John Green and I fell in love with it. Who needs a Romeo when an Augustus Waters exists? There was one sex scene that did not go into detail and some very large swear words, but the message of the story is irresistible. Please enjoy this movie trailer and maybe I'll see you at the theaters on June 6th!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maze Runner Trailer!

Grab the popcorn! It's finally here! And it's as amazing as I thought it would be. :) To all you Greenies I give you.....THE MAZE RUNNER TRAILER!

Favorite Series