Book Review: Essiantial Living

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Not long ago I purchased a fair trade body lotion. The stuff was great, but it smelled simply wretched. I went online looking for an essential oil that smelled nice and was good for skin. I searched and searched but I just couldn’t find an answer.

I have been interested in aromatherapy for some time, but it seemed like something I just didn’t have time or money to be successful at it. I have found a couple of Facebook pages that had links to recipes and they haven’t been helpful. Links are broken and you don’t get answers to questions. There is a lot of false or contradictory information in the vast stretches of our internets. It is so easy to get over whelmed and confused and you just want to give up. Then you don’t learn anything.

Enter Andre Butje and the Aromahead Institute School of Essiantial Oil Studies; who sent me a copy of this amazing book.

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I have been simply blown away by this work. The book is so easy to read and use. It is full of amazingly helpful recipes for cleaners and body products.

The thing I have been most thrilled about how very genuine this publication is. Author Andrea has been teaching classes online and in person for quite a few years. This is clear when you read her book and visit her website. I feel like the author is there with me to help me. She isn’t out to sell me anything I don’t need. I feel like she really wants to help make my life better.

To purchase the book on Amazon go directly here:

Don’t go anywhere else for aromatherapy and essential oils. I know I won’t and will be learning from Andrea online for many years!

Here is a link for the ebook! http://www.aromahead.com/blog/essential-living-aromatherapy-ebook/

To further your studies in aromatherapy, you can enroll to become a Clinical Aromatherapist online. This program is approved by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists http://www.aromahead.com/
I truly admire the initiative of people who reach out to others with their unique abilities.

So back to my original dilemma, I simply opened my book and found the solution to my problem! Jasmine oil! Which I had in my supply! Problem solved!

Here are all of the links you could need!

http://www.aromahead.com/blog/essential-living-aromatherapy-ebook/
https://www.facebook.com/Aromatherapyeducation


https://plus.google.com/111693288233498521131/posts
http://www.linkedin.com/in/aromatherapy
http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheAromaticsInternationalBlog

-Senna

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

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Review- Quince Body Butters

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Recently I was shopping for body butters as a gift, and I was becoming very frustrated by prices and selection. My go-to place is always Bath and Body Works, but the person I was shopping for doesn’t have the same lust for Bath and Body Works products that I am. I looked up other specialty stores. One boutique looked promising, the price was 18.50. That made me sick. Then I looked at shipping prices. From this particular store there were two options, one was 10.00 and the other was 50.00 Yes. You read that correctly; 50.00. For shipping. For shipping one jar of body butter that weighs less than a can of soda.
Out of pure frustration, I turned to the only help I could think of: Facebook. I sent out a blast and asked where they shop for body butters. Someone finally gave an answer; Quince.
Quince specializes in Body Butters. They only make body butters, and that is their commitment.

From the website:
Quince is proud to provide high quality skin care products to make you look good and feel good. Our body butters are brimming with natural ingredients known to improve the health and appearance of skin. All Quince products are proudly produced in our own facility right here in the U.S.A. and are never tested on animals. Be assured that our natural ingredient products are preserved without the use of parabens or ureas, and do not contain any petrolatum, mineral oil, dyes, propylene glycol or sulfates. Our continuous product research and development allows Quince to offer the very best global ingredients to our U.S. customers while enhancing our product appeal in foreign markets. Our mission is to provide high quality products that help improve skin health, smell delicious, inspire, and make you feel good all over. Quince is committed to becoming a premier manufacturer of body butters through careful research, new product development and quality manufacturing with the goal of making Quince a respected household brand name

Relaxing with chamomile and Lavender is probably my favorite scent. It has Peach, Rose, Lavender, Vanilla, and Tonka Bean, which makes it sooo feminine and nice.
Back to the original problem. The prices are great. This product feels and smells fantastic. These would make awesome gifts for the girly girl in your life or anyone else who can use a little pampering. This is a boutique level product available at the Target price and is my go-to shopping for body butters.
-Senna

Book Review-For Women Only

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I received one copy of the text from the publisher. Despite any compensation or complimentary a items the opinion here is honest and my own.
A male friend of mine once gently lectured me about Cosmo magazine. He described it as “How to manipulate your spouse.” I wonder what he would think about the book I am reviewing now For Women Only, Revised and Updated Edition: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men By Shaunti Feldhahn
Other men I know said there is a lot of truth to the things in this book. I have been told that men can relate to at least one thing in this book.
I thought this was a pretty brilliant book. It is a short, quick read, which I personally think is great with these kind of self-help books. I have a short attention span and I quickly lose interest if something is too wordy or drawn out.
This book was written by a woman so she is able to understand how the information might be perceived by a woman and addresses that.
While simply reading a book definitely won’t solve every problem in a relationship. For Women Only I, can be a helpful tool for opening up new conversation and discussions between couples. I think this book could be helpful in plutonic male/female relationships as well if properly applied.
I believe that the best relationships are ones rooted in complete, and sometimes brutal honesty. I feel like this book is great for helping people understand one another.
I would also like to read the other books in this collection, like “For Men Only,” to see if I relate to the research findings in that text as well.

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation

Batiste Dry Shampoo

I would like to thank Neoteric Cosmetics in their sponsorship of this post.
There are days when you just don’t have time to clean up properly.
A few days ago a friend and I had an opportunity to go see Star Trek Into Darkness at a local movie theatre. We decided to go to a noon showing to avoid crowds and I only had a little time to get ready. So I decided that was the perfect time to try out my dry shampoo.

Batiste Dry Shampoo is a quick and convenient way to feel clean and refreshed.

Batiste offers an instant fix by revitalizing greasy, dull and lifeless hair. Batiste thickens thin fly-away hair and adds texture and body for that easy style solution. Simply spray it on and comb it out.

The product is super easy to use, you just shake can , Spray evenly over hair, massage into scalp with your fingers, let sit a few moments and brush out! That is it!
I have used other dry shampoos and this one works much, much better. Other brands left my hair feeling dirtier and greasier than before I put the product in!
While this is an awesome product, it isn’t a substitute for a proper shower, and there is only so far it can go, if you skipped a shampoo for more than a couple days, don’t rely on this product to make everything better. If you just need a little kick to feel fresh than this is just the ticket.

Pure Beauty 2010 – Silver Award to Batiste Shimmer
Hair Magazine Awards 2010 – Best Dry Shampoo – Blush
CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) Beauty Insider’s Choice Winner 2010 – Batiste Coloured
Shout Beauty Awards 2011 (March) Favourite Volumiser – Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo is available in several scents.

They also have mini sizes for on the go and travel!

Check them out at the links below!

http://www.neotericcosmetics.com/batiste/products.html

https://www.facebook.com/AlphaHydrox

https://twitter.com/alphahydrox

https://www.facebook.com/batistedryshampoopage

Senna

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own.This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation. If a giveaway is being held: No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks

Book Review- Fortress of Mist

I would like to thank Tyndale for their sponsorship of this post.
Fortress of Mist is the second book in the Merlin’s Immortals Series by Sigmund Brouwer. The first is The Orphan King. While it is definitely a book that can stand on its own I would recommend reading the Orphan King first.
This is a classic kind of story about knights, castles, swordfights, druids, wizards and sorcery. There were plot twists and unexpected turns within the book which made it both an interesting and quick read.
The character development was great. It made me want to read the rest of the series and find out more about the people and land that the author has so lovingly crafted. Overall I would have to say that I really enjoyed reading this book. It was another quick read that kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next.
This book is written for young adults, I would say upper middle school through high school. These are books I would have devoured as a child. I would also feel comfortable allowing my own children or students to read these books and not be negatively influenced.
I was a little confused because there is some mention of King Arthur and Merlin that just kind og hung there and I wasn’t sure how it fit into the book. The writing is perfectly geared for young readers, simple yet poetic and flows beautifully with a nice pace. The author is a really great writer with potential still bubbling beneath his pen. This is a book both girls and boys would both enjoy.

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation
Senna

Review-CUE Lip Balm

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I would like to thank Cuebalm for sponsoring this post in exchange for my honest opinion.
CUE stands for Condition. Uphold. Enrich This product does indeed condition uphold and enrich your lips.
My favorite thing about this product is that contains only three ingredients: jojoba oil, beeswax, and vitamin e. These ingredients are all natural and contain some amazing healing and helpful properties. These include natural antioxidants and emollients. If you suffer from conditions such as celiac disease or severe allergies it can be very frustrating to find products that are luxurious and healthy.
I have been keeping this balm by my bedside and put it on before I go to bed. I love that there aren’t any colors to ruin my pillowcase. It is very nourishing and feels great. It doesn’t smell or taste like a sweet or fruity flavor which I like. It leaves a nice soft natural sheen on my lips. If you love the natural lifestyle and don’t like to wear a lot of makeup, this is a great product for you. Also, Cuebalm is NOT tested on animals.
I would also highly recommend this to people who live in a hot and dry region. I am reminded of a time a few years back when my brother was stationed in Afghanistan and he asked us to send him chapstick. This would have been a perfect choice for him. It is protective and nourishing without being too girly to pull out of a BDU.
You can purchase this balm at http://www.cuebalm.com/
You can also follow them on Twitter here : https://twitter.com/Cuebalm
Head over to this link to like them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Cuebalm/376537599120011?fref=ts

Disclosure: I received one or more products for review purposes only. Despite the free item, my opinions remain 100% Honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links, if clicked I may receive compensation.

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This amazing color is Mint Apple 947 by Sinful Colors. It is FANTASTIC!!
It is so pretty with a shimmery sheen. LIke many of Sinful Colors products.
It covered well and was easy to apply and quick to dry.
The mint color is right on trend for this spring. Mint is everywhere!
I would reccomend this and I would buy it again!
Senna

Book Review:Jade and the Tooth Fairy

Hi gentle readers, today is my day of a book tour for the book Jade and the Tooth Fairy, A brand new children’s book by Jacinta Zechariah.

This book is about a little girl named Jade who stays up to meet the Tooth Fairy and goes to fairyland with her. She is also in for a pleasant surprise when she finds out what happens to all the teeth the Tooth Fairy takes! It is a sweet little book and I love the illistrations!

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Jacinta Zechariah lives in London, UK with her husband and 3 children, She loves travelling and being with her family.
She has a teaching degree with a Masters in Literature but now spends her time writing and marketing her book. When she is not busy with her children she is busy writing her future books and content for her blog.She writes poetry and has had a few poems published in anthologies.
Jade and the Tooth Fairy is her debut book and has been written with her daughter Jadyn in mind. She loves writing and would love to inspire more people to get involved in reading especially children.

Jes

You can find her on:
Author central: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00CBCU4AQ
Website: http://jacintaz3.co.uk/jade-and-the-tooth-fairy/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17789241-jade-and-the-tooth-fairy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JadeAndTheToothFairy?ref=hl
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jacintaz3

To buy Jade and the Tooth Fairy you can go to these links:
Amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/Jade-Tooth-Fairy-ebook/dp/B00CB3SVY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366894210&sr=8-1&keywords=jade+and+the+tooth+fairy
Amazon.co.uk  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jade-Tooth-Fairy-ebook/dp/B00CB3SVY6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366894315&sr=8-1&keywords=jacinta+zechariah
Smash words : https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/304565

I would check this book out!!

Senna

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