Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pink - Color Spotlight

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Serum to the rescue

As I get older skin care becomes more important. I worry about all of the damage I may have already done and am obsessed with preventing any further damage. I read every article and blog post on skin care I can get my hands on. YouTube and my favorite beauty vloggers are my go to for advice and product reviews. Needless to say I am consumed with finding the fountain of youth in a bottle. The latest products on my radar are serums. Serums are popping up on shelves everywhere. If you are not sure exactly what a serum is I suggest checking out the article on Into the Gloss entitled What Is Face Serum?

The department stores and Sephora carry a variety of serums on their shelves.  One of my favorites is Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum . This product targets multiple issues such as fine lines, dark spots and skin elasticity.  This will definitely help streamline your skin care regime. If you haven't tried Clinique's All About Eyes eye cream than what have you been doing with your life? It is so soft and moisturizing.  I use it like an eye primer.  So brace yourself, now Clinique has a All About Eyes Serum. Come to mama. I haven't picked it up yet but will be hopefully soon.  Hopefully there will be a gift with purchase event soon.

 For a good product that works I have no problem paying a higher price but I love it when I can find a drugstore dupe for a high end product. I've heard but haven't confirmed that Garnier's Clearly Brighter Anti Puff Eye Roller is a dupe for the Clinique All About Eyes Serum.  That would be awesome if it is.  They have the same ingredients and target the same issues so it looks promising.  If you've tried either or both of them let me know.

Also at the drugstore and Ulta are two more serums that I love.  First is another Garnier product called Ultra Lift 2n1 Moisturizer and Serum. Again we have another product that helps you streamline your skin care regime.  In my opinion the less amount of products you use the faster you can get done and the more likely you are to do it everyday. I am also a big fan of Olay's Regenerist Micro Scrulpting Serum. It's lightweight and helps firm up your skin.  When i'm 60 i'll need to bathe in it.

I love to hear from ya'll so let me know what serums you are loving or hating.  

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Book Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian


I really enjoyed this book except for the ending. The ending seemed kinda rushed and left me hanging. All of the characters were well developed and relatable. The author provides a great glimpse into the lives of many teenage girls. I rated this book four out five stars and would recommend it. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Book Review: I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Like Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, I Almost Forgot About You will show legions of readers what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction.(Synopsis from Goodreads) As usual McMillan delivers with fully developed adult characters with everyday adult problems. This story isn't a fairy tale this is a woman like you and me facing the same issues that many woman her age face. I love that she is handling things by herself and not waiting for a man to solve all of her problems. Mcmillan throws a few curve balls at you in this book and keeps you guessing all the way until the end. I definitely didn't predict that ending. I highly recommend this book. **this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Book Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission. CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth. Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.(Synopsis from Goodreads) This book received 5 out 5 stars from me. I wasn't sure if I would like this book but I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked the characters, even the bad guys. They all were very well developed and believable. Although the names of some seemed a little weird and threw me off a little bit. In the beginning the girls with the boy names kept confusing me. The plot was well developed and fast paced. Kass Morgan kept you turning the page but didn't give away the upcoming plot. I already purchased the next two books and can't wait to read them. Definitely added to my favorites list. Have you seen the tv show or read the book? Let me know.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green


Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

I know, I know  everybody loves this book and this author. To be honest i'm not the hugest fan.  There are two things about his writing that bother me. The first is that his stories are depressing.  I wanna cry after reading his books.  The second thing that bothers me is when he tries too hard by dropping in random huge words that nobody ever uses.  Obviously you can figure out the words meaning from context but c,mon just use normal language.

I was excited to read this book because I love a good road trip.  So i was looking forward to that part of the book.  Unfortunately the road trip was only a small part of the story.  Although the road trip provided my favorite part of the story and that is when Q buys a shirt for Radar.  I actually laughed out loud. I also really enjoyed the part about the night out with Margo.  I loved how inventive and thought out her plan was.   What I didn't enjoy was how drawn out the story was. I figured out very easily how they should find her but it took forever for Q and his friends to figure it out.  Also I really didn't like the ending.  I felt like it was a real letdown.  A friend of mine agreed that the ending was horrible. 

If you're a big fan of John  Green than I recommend that you read this book but otherwise I wouldn't recommend this at all.  I suggest you watch the movie instead. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Pink Grapefruit review


I am a big fan of Neutrogena products so I was extremely happy when I received a Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Pink Grapefruit in my latest Walmart Beauty Box.  You can see my unboxing post here. I tried it out over the weekend and I was really impressed. It went on smooth and felt lick a really nice lip balm.  The color was a pretty pink and looked really good.  I look forward to seeing how it looks with different color lip liners. This lipstick will most certainly be in heavy rotation.   Below is a swatch.