Monday, May 25, 2015

IncreduLash Eyelash and Brow Growth Serum Review






I received a free sample of IncreduLash to review. All opinions are my own based on my own experience with the product. 







This is their product description:

Get Longer Lashes Naturally - You Too Can Have Lashes to Die For

Enjoy Beautiful long lashes and thicker brows, with our powerful combination of apple stem cell, peptides and botanical complex

LONGER NATURAL LASHES – This is great because you don't have to use false eyelashes anymore with all that damage to your natural eyelashes. IncreduLash eyelash growth stimulator & lengthener will give you your best eye lashes

THICKER EYELASHES  – IncreduLash has Apple Stem Cells and Peptide which is good;  these are fantastic as an eyelash stimulator to make eyelashes grow longer; and as an eyelash thickener, and eyebrow thickener

LASH ENHANCEMENT – Your lashes frame your eyes.  Use IncreduLash by VIDI to give you longer eyelashes to make your eyes look bigger over a few short weeks. Our trials show 20% growth in the first 2 weeks

EYEBROW AND EYELASH CONDITIONER -  Deeper color and better condition for both lashes and brows will highlight and enhance your best feature

BEST EYELASH GROWTH SERUM – You can relax using IncreduLash knowing that it is non-irritating, dermatologically tested and allergy tested. It doesn't have any prescription drugs so it won’t cause discoloration of your eyes or skin.  Prostaglandin free, Paraben free, Good Manufacturing Practices and Made in USA


If you want:
•    Longer lashes and brows
•    Thicker eyelashes and brows
•    Darkening of the color of your eyelashes and brows
•    Conditioning of your eyelashes and brows, with no nasty side effects, then IncreduLash by VIDI is just what you need

When you use IncreduLash eyelash and eyebrow enhancer you'll love:
•    Ease of application - just once a day
•    Speed of growth of your lashes and brows - REAL measurable results in 2 weeks
•    No irritation - just great results
•    Long lasting bottle - up to 6 months growth when used once a day

Why use IncreduLash by VIDI?
•    Like all VIDI products - It Works!
•    Backed by VIDI's independent satisfaction guarantee
•    Safe to use - Tests include; An eye irritation test, An allergy test and A dermatologist test.  It is 100% safe
•    Made in the USA in FDA certified facility - you can trust it
•    24/7 Email support - we're a family business & are here for you


Top pictures before, bottom pictures after


My opinion:
My reason for wanting to try IncreduLash is to thicken and darken my brows and lashes. I have been using Incredulash for two weeks on my eyelashes and one week on my eyebrows. I haven't seen a big difference in length but since I'm already happy with the size of my eyelashes that doesn't really matter to me. What I have noticed is that my lashes and eyebrows are looking darker and shinier. I usually fill in my eyebrows because they are too light and I like them to stand out but for the last couple of days I haven't had to fill them in. If you look at the bottom picture with my eyes closed you can see that my eyelashes look shinier and that is right after using Incredulash, I have no mascara or any type of makeup! I will definitely keep using to seen if my eyelashes will actually get longer but either way I am happy with the results I have already had in just two weeks. I give this product 4.5 stars.


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Book Spotlight with Giveaway: Ghost Love by Nelli Rees



Ghost Love
by Nelli Rees
Genre: Romance (with a hint of the paranormal)
Number of pages: 332
Word Count: 90,000

Book Description:

In the madcap, chaotic days when Communism crumbled in the USSR, Tonia meets and falls in love with Englishman, Peter Monroe. Despite the protests of her family and the more strenuous
objections of the KGB Tonia agrees to marry Peter only for him to mysteriously disappear.

Twenty years later a life-toughened Toni must revisit these bitter-sweet memories when she finds herself and her daughters endangered by the consequences of that love affair.

In her despair Toni comes to realise that true love really does conquer all … even death.

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Excerpt: Prologue

Present Day: Dorset, England

Excitement being a kindred spirit to fear, Toni was undecided as to whether it was a trickle of fear she felt shivering down her spine or a trickle of excitement.
As she sat staring at the screen of her laptop, the darkness shrouding the room seemed to draw in on her: her head swam, her palms became clammy. Tears welled up in her eyes. She blinked them away, hoping that by doing so the message on her screen would disappear. It didn’t.

Peter Monroe wants to be friends on Facebook

Hesitantly she maneuvered the cursor over the ‘connect’ button and pressed ‘enter.’ The screen mutated to show the Facebook page for ‘Peter Monroe.’ It was Peter! She recognized the profile photograph instantly. She’d taken it. She remembered posing him in front of the bandstand in Gorki Park on that spring day back in 1990, remembered laughing at the stupid faces he pulled, remembered the way his long chestnut hair flopped over his forehead, remembered…
How could she forget? He had been her one true love.
Love. A word made empty by misuse…by overuse. She wondered how many had ever endured the touch of real love, that soul-eviscerating sensation that comes when you know you have found your soul-mate. Very few, she decided. Perhaps this was all for the good: true love brought anguish in equal measure to joy. As the last twenty years had taught her, finding true love was a bitter-sweet blessing. Her fingers trembled as she typed.
Is it really you, Peter?
The reply was instantaneous.
Yes…I’ve missed you, Tonia.
She couldn’t stop herself: the tears flowed down her cheeks.
But…
She paused, terrified that what she would type next might cause this marvelous mirage to vanish.
But I thought you were dead.
The seconds ticked by, then:
I am.


About the Author:

Nelli Rees, born in Moscow, trained as a linguist and a musician. With her future husband Englishman Rod she worked and travelled around Russia, finally coming to live in England in 1998. Nelli has had several successful careers: recording a critically acclaimed nu-jazz album “Jazz Noir”, becoming an award-winning jewellery maker, writing a book “Glass Bead Jewelry Projects”, and doing all this whilst being a mother and a wife. “Ghost Love” is Nelli’s first novel and draws heavily on her own experiences as a young woman in Soviet Russia and the obstacles she and her husband-to-be faced during those difficult times.

www.ghostlovebynellirees.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/nellirees.author

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/32558285-nelli-rees

Video of Nelli performing "Falling In Love Again":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2J5Phukc8Y








Tour giveaways


Prize 1: "Pink Flowers" Necklace from Nelli’s "Jewelry for All Seasons" collection (handmade lampwork beads, sterling silver findings, crystals and hand dyed silk ribbon);


Prize 2: "Malachite Mystery" Pendant and earrings (handmade lampwork beads, sterling silver findings and chain, crystals);



Prize 3: "Tiger! Tiger!" Earrings (handmade lampwork beads, sterling silver findings, crystals);


Prizes 4-7: Bookmarks with glass bead ornamentation (handmade lampwork beads, crystals, steel dividers);

Prize 8: Signed paperback copy of 'Ghost Love';



Prize 9: Signed copy of Nelli’s book 'Glass Bead Jewelry Projects';

Prize 10 - 14: Signed promo copies of Nelli’s album 'Jazz Noir'.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Book Review with giveaway ends 5/27: Dreamscape: Saving Alex

I'm a little late for the tour, I was supposed to post my review a few days ago but better late than never....
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Welcome to the tour for Dreamscape: Saving Alex by Kirstin Pulioff. This is a young adult contemporary fantasy.



Dreamscape
Dreamscape: Saving Alex 
by Kirstin Pulioff


About the book:
Sixteen-year-old Alexis Stone is used to getting away from life’s frustration with Dreamscape, a video game she’s loved since childhood. As her family prepares to move, a sleepy night of gaming pulls her into the world like never before. Trapped in Dreamscape’s realm, Alex is about to learn that being a hero has consequences… and this time, the stakes are deadly. Will helping the rebellion cost her everything she knows and loves? Or will she betray them to save her own life?






ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in the foothills of Colorado, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing an adventure, she’s busy living one.She loves to hear from readers and fans. Please connect with her on any of her sites:

AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | Goodreads | FacebookTwitter


My opinion: 
Dreamscape has everything I love and want in a fantasy book. Great characters, travel to a different world, lot's of adventure and just a little bit of romance! Reading this story made me think of Super Mario my favorite video game when I was a kid. Would I want to travel to the Super Mario world? No thanks that would be scary! As I read the book I tried to imagine how I would feel and how I would react if I was Alex and I believe it would be pretty similar to Alex so that made the story more believable to me. My favorite character was Arrow though, I loved everything about him (especially when I found out who he really was and why people followed him even though he is so young). If I had read this book last year I would have given it 5 stars but since this is a young adult book and I recently started enjoying adult books a little more I give this book 4 stars. It's a good book though and if you're into young adult fantasy you will probably love it.

GIVEAWAY
The author will be giving away the following to 11 winners of the below Rafflecopter. The giveaway ends May 27th.

• $50 Amazon or Paypal gift card (INT)
• 5 custom made necklaces
• 3 custom Dreamscape bookmarks
• 2 custom Dreamscape zipper pulls (US)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Spotlight: Amaranthine: The Heart of Decompose by Nina R Schluntz

Amaranthine: The Heart of Decompose
by Nina R Schluntz
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance
Number of pages: 230 pages
Word Count: 80,580

Book Description:

Dragons, unicorns, fairies, zombies… and Santa.

At the center of it all stands Dee, a man immortalized in legend as Decompose. An ongoing war between unicorns and dragons has led to the creation of a plague… a deadly infection Dee is the host for. Not quite human, but not a unicorn either, Dee and the plague form a symbiotic relationship, resulting in immortality of the undead kind.

Every ruling Empire has desired control of Decompose. Controlling the infection means control of the people. An intervention of an old rival, Santa, results in Dee going missing. When he resurfaces decades later, Dee has one goal: locate the mythical cure to his plague.

However, complications of the heart force Dee to decide whether he truly wants to find the cure and give up being Decompose.

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/93Yoo-LcPZo


Available at Amazon

Excerpt

Jhon.
Dee focused on the name, pulling strength from it. Jhon contained the cure. Dee had to live so he could find Jhon. The cure was his way to correct all the wrongs he had done.
Dee ripped at the flesh surrounding him and clawed his way to the surface. The guts of the creature spilled out onto the ground, and he fell with them. He coughed, spitting out bodily fluids of the creature that had eaten him.
Jhon.
Dee rolled onto his side and threw up. The acidic stomach bile had left him temporarily disabled. His hearing returned before his vision and he heard voices near him.
“That?” A boyish voice asked. “That’s what you call a great and powerful present?”
“Trust me.” Another male voice said. “Throw the net on him and all your wishes will come true.”
“What is he, a genie?”
“You can treat him like one. He will be able to grant your every wish.” The older voice sounded familiar. Air rushed into Dee’s lungs, and his heart gave a painful beat. “Throw it over him now, before his strength returns.”
“Santa,” Dee managed to say. He gritted his newly mended teeth and gave a low growl. What did that man want now?
Dee’s vision returned in time for him to see a large, light- weight fishnet fall over his head and shoulders, covering his entire body. There was something claustrophobic about it. The more he struggled, the more of a mess he made of himself and the net.
“Stop moving around like that,” the boy said. Every muscle in Dee’s body stiffened. “Straighten the net out and get to your feet.” Dee moved as quickly as his wounded body would allow. His skin continued to burn from the acidic digestive juices still covering his flesh. The child before him didn’t look nearly as young as he’d expected. He was a teenager. And a dorky looking one at that, dressed in dark green pajamas with a cowlick on the back of his head.
“Santa, what is this?” Dee asked.
“Show me a trick,” the boy said. Dee obediently raised his hand and created a tennis ball sized orb of fire. It hovered in mid- air a few inches from his hand.
“He can do whatever you want,” Santa told the boy. “He is yours. No one will miss him. They all think he is dead.”
Dee put the fire out and lowered his hand. Fear rose through his healing body as he realized Santa was right. Dee had just crawled his way out of a dragon’s belly. Everyone who knew him thought a giant winged lizard had digested him. Even if someone searched for his remains, they would likely find nothing awry with his missing body.
“What is this?” he asked again.
“You’re my Christmas present,” the boy said.
Santa leaned in close to Dee. “The boy is clever, Dee. He caught me in a trap. You wouldn’t want all the children in the universe to miss the joy that Santa brings, would you? Of course, you wouldn’t. Therefore, I bartered with him. I gave him you in exchange for my freedom. You understand, don’t you?”
“You gave me to him as a present? I’m not an object to be owned.”
“Well, let’s be honest here, Dee. Most of your life has been spent in exactly that manner. At least this time your owner only wants you for your power, not your plague. Consider it a blessing—besides you’ll still have my visit to look forward to every Christmas Eve.”
My plague. Dee tried not to cringe at the reminder.
“Can you teleport him directly to the shower? He’s disgusting. My mother will throw a fit if he brings all that goop into the house.”
“Then you’ll take him?” Santa asked, as though Dee were a puppy for sale at the pet store.
“Yeah, he’ll do. Thank you, Santa.”
“I should have thought of this years ago,” Santa said.
“Santa, please,” Dee said. “I have to find Jhon before Emperor Emanuel does. He’s the only one who can cure the plague.”
“I’m sure Jhon will be fine without you, Dee.”


About the Author:

Nina Schluntz is a native to rural Nebraska. In her youth, she often wrote short stories to entertain her friends. Those ideas evolved into the novels she creates today.

Her husband continues to ensure her stories maintain a touch of realism as she delves in the science fiction and fantasy realm. And their kitty, a rescued Abyssinian, is always willing to stay up late to provide inspiration.

Visit her blog; mizner13.wordpress.com for information regarding previous and upcoming publications. She also posts book and movie reviews for a wide variety of genres.

https://www.facebook.com/nschluntz

https://www.facebook.com/amaranthine.mizner

https://twitter.com/Mizner13

http://mizner13.wordpress.com/upcoming-books/

http://ninaschluntz.wordpress.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23779631-amaranthine

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1980193.Nina_Mizner_Schluntz_



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Book Review: Haunted Love by Jessica Frances

I received a free ebook copy to review.

Haunted Love by Jessica Frances 
Publication date: February 23rd 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance

Word count: 105k / Heat Level: Medium

Synopsis:
My name is Thea Bell and I was murdered.

I always assumed that death was the end. So when my life was cruelly taken away from me, I never thought I would get a second chance to say what I needed to.

But then I was given a choice, a choice that allowed me to see the people I had left behind, and I knew I had to take it.

I wanted to say a proper goodbye. I needed justice for what happened to me.

But even in death, things rarely go to plan.

I never expected to meet him. I didn’t anticipate falling in love. I hadn’t considered the repercussions of coming back. I never realized I would put another person in danger.

I didn’t know my actions were going to haunt us forever.



My name is Detective Aiden Mercer, and I think I have gone insane.

I am seeing the murder victim of my current case alive and in the flesh, and that is simply not possible.

I can see her, hear her, touch her. She’s real to me, however I know this cannot be real. Right?

But try telling my heart that, because as I grow closer to catching Thea’s killer, I also fall deeper into trouble.

Because love is rarely anything but trouble and I know this love will haunt me forever.

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My opinion:
If you're into romance between a ghost and a living person than you should definitely read this book! I don't usually read romance but this story seemed interesting and I wasn't disappointed! I loved Thea right away but it took awhile for me to like Detective Mercer because even though he's a nice guy he's also a jerk sometimes. I loved getting both Thea's and Detective Mercer's point of view. Haunted Love is pretty sad and I didn't know how this love story would even work out but it does and at the end they get their happy ending. I give this book 4 stars. 




Audiobook Blog Tour with Giveaway: Portal (Portal Chronicles #1) by Imogen Rose



Portal (Portal Chronicles #1)
by Imogen Rose
Release Date: 01/23/10
Narrated by: Sue Leib Bernstein, Lauren Tate
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins

Summary from Goodreads:

Come Find Me Two Years Ago...

Six words that propel ice-hockey-playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension.

She suddenly finds herself living the life of a glamorous cheerleader. She finds herself transported from her happy life with her dad to living with the mother she hates.

Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn't. She is Arizona Stevens.

As she struggles to find answers she is certain of two things -- that her mother is somehow responsible, and that she wants to go back home to her real life.

That's until she meets Kellan...

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Audiobook Sample: https://soundcloud.com/imogen-rose-6/portal-sample-mp3


Teaser:

When there was a sharp knock on Mom’s window, she opened the car door. I was expecting Dad, but instead a man I didn’t recognize appeared. He had dark hair and blue eyes that gleamed as he kissed Mom righton her mouth. Disgusting. He scooped her up in his arms with a laugh as she ruffled his hair. Ella shouted a delighted, “Dad!” as she tried, unsuccessfully, to scramble into the front seat. Gertrude wagged her tail furiously, but thankfully showed restraint and stayed by my side. “Hi, girls!” The stranger smiled. “Let me carry yourmom in, and I’ll be back for you guys in a jiffy!” As they disappeared, I felt my stomach tighten again.Where was my cell phone? I felt for it in my hoodie pocket where I usually kept it, but couldn’t find it. So, I bent down and looked around for it on the floor. Nope, not there, either. This was getting scary. I looked over at Ella. She didn’t look the least bit concerned as she traced stars on the fogged-up window and tried to look outside. There was a second knock, this time on Ella’s window. Her door was opened, and the man reappeared. “Dad, look at the doggie!” Ella grinned excitedly. Dad? I thought I’d misheard her before, but this was the second time she’d called him that. Had she lost hermind? It was late and dark, but that man looked nothinglike Dad. He was over six feet tall with dark hair and light-colored eyes. Our dad is a balding blond with brown eyes and a beer gut—not from beer, but from those enormous New Jersey diner breakfasts. I felt a sense of panic wash over me again and could hardly breathe. This had to be a dream! Some sort of post-SAT nightmare. What else could it be? I would just have to dream it out. However, I found my mouth saying, “Stay, Ella. Don’t go anywhere with that man!” “You silly!” She clambered into his arms, as I tried to grab her legs. “Come on, Arizona, it’s wet and muddy. Can you carry the dog in?” The strange man furrowed his brow at me, clearly puzzled, as he picked up Ella. I looked at Gertrude. She was wagging her tail at theman. Okay, this had to be one of those dreams where one dreams one is awake, but one is actually still fast asleep. I lifted Gertrude into my arms and followed Ella and the stranger through the muddy darkness. My feet sank into the ground with each step. The rain boots were no match for the mud. My feet were soaked by thetime we got to the building I had spied through the trees. I still couldn’t tell much about it through the rain. I just tried to make it to the front door as quickly as I could while shielding Gertrude inside my hoodie. Mom was standing by the door with her arms full of towels. She threw one around Ella, then proceeded to pat me dry... Yikes! Too much physical contact. “Go to your rooms, shower, and get into your pajamas. Then, come down for hot chocolate.” She turned to remove Ella’s rain boots.
“You can both sleep in tomorrow,” the stranger added. I had no idea what to do or what to say. I wanted to scream and shout, but that would only land me in the psych unit, so I clenched my mouth shut, held my breath, and decided to wait for the dream to end. I looked around. We were in a ginormous hallway, dominated by a double stairway. Five archways from thehallway led to... I had no idea. I had a room here? If so,I had no idea where to go. As houses went, this one wasn’t too shabby. I followed Ella up the stairs. Gertrude ran past us and disappeared. There were a number of doors at the top of the stairs, so I hung back to see where Ella would go. She went straight through the first door on the left and shut it behind her. Thedoor had a pink sign on it that read Ella’s Room. Very handy. Hopefully, mine would have a nameplate as well.

Arizona’s Room

Perfect! Well, almost. The sign was pink, my least favorite color. This was where I hoped I was in a dream, rather than a nightmare. I was really hoping my room wouldn’t turn out to be a cave full of tarantulas. Igingerly pushed open the door and went inside. Everything looked normal. No giant insects, monsters, or murderous beasts. It was, in fact, almost exactly like my room at home in Princeton, which would be weird if this wasn’t a dream. My bed sat in the exact same spot as at home with my Edward Cullen poster—hey, maybe this would turn into a romantic vampire nightmare!—above it. On closer inspection, I did spot some differences from my real room. For one thing, a pink monstrosity had replaced my New Jersey Devils bedspread. Ugh! However, a huge flat-screen TV, whichcovered part of one wall, made up for it. Cool! I noticed two doors on the far wall. Could those be the nightmare doors that had zombies on the other side? I slowly walked to the first door, opened it, and peeredinside. It was pitch black. Hoping not to lose my arm to a beast, I felt around for a light switch. I found the knob and turned it. Wow! My own bathroom! I was beginning to like this dream. Though small, the bathroom had a shower, sink,and toilet. I opened the cabinet under the sink and found towels and extra toothpaste. Feeling more confident, I walked over to the second door and opened it. I was overwhelmed. Now, I knew I was in a dream—a walk-in closet. It was huge, at least three times the size of the bathroom. All of the clothes hung neatly above some drawers and even a few shoe stands. But, I didn’t recognize the clothes. I would have to inspect them later. First a shower—I stunk. I took off my muddy jeans and hoodie, threw them into the laundry basket, and stepped into the hot spray of water. It felt so good, soothing my aching back. That ride must have been long; I was stiff. I shampooed my hair, then wrapped myself in the large, pink towel that hung on the railing outside the cubicle before stepping back into my room. After drying off, I located a comb
on a very prissy-looking dressing table and sat down on the bed to untangle my hair. I absentmindedly relived my last hockey goal. It had been my finest moment on the ice this season. As I reminisced, I idly glanced into the mirror at the far end of the room and was jolted back to the present. Who was that staring back at me? I slowly walked over to the mirror and gaped into it. My hand wandered up to my hair. I yanked at it. Ouch! It was attached to my head, but it couldn’t be mine. It was blond... platinum blond! I looked ridiculous, like an awful Barbie doll. I pulled it again, harder this time, willing myself to wake up, but winced as I pulled out a small clump. I stared at the hair in my hand, feeling the strands with my fingers in disbelief. I felt a sense of dread, and then lost control. I screamed. “Mom!” Still wrapped in my towel, I ran out of my room and stumbled down the stairs. Halfway down, I stopped. I held my breath. I wanted to shout and scream, but I held it all in. The last thing I wanted was another trip to the psych unit.


About the Author:
Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling series, Portal Chronicles, which has attained cult status within indie literature and become a favorite among teens and adults alike. An immunologist by profession, Dr. Rose published her first work of fiction in 2010. She now writes full time and is currently working on her second teen series, the Bonfire Chronicles. Imogen was born in Sweden and has lived in several places, counting London among her favorites. She moved to New Jersey in 2001. A self-confessed Hermès addict, Imogen freely admits to being obsessed with Kurt Cobain. She enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her family, friends, and Chihuahua.

Author Links: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

FREE until 5/23: DarcusTori Round Lavender Alexandrite Stud Earrings


You can get this earrings for free just pay shipping. Their price is $59.95 and shipping for me comes out to $5.95 so that's a great deal for this earrings! This would be a great gift for any woman with June birthdays, like me!

Birthstone Months with Alexandrite 
June Birthstone: Traditional Birthstone 

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