Review-Beauty Box 5


I found a special offer to try a Beauty Box for a discounted price, so I decided to try it out and write about it.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the beauty box 5.

I wasn’t thrilled with the Aveeno moisturizing lotion, it was fragrance free and I thought that made it smell a little funny.
Not really bad, just not my cup of tea.

I loved the Cattiva eyeliner, I have been looking for a retractable waterproof eyeliner and this one works great.

I received the H20 Plus hand and Nail cream, I thought it was a tiny bit greasy but I love it as a cuticle cream.

The scent of Harvey Prince’s Hello is strong but very nice. It is a nice, timeless option, teenagers and mature women would both enjoy this fragrance.

I also interacted with the Beauty Box customer service, they were great!

Overall, I was pleased with Beauty Box 5.



Escape Monthly

Everyone Deserves an Escape Every Month – That means YOU!

Life is stressful, and it’s hard to schedule the time we all need to relax.

But what if you got a care package in the mail every month, designed specifically to help you DE-stress and escape from the chaos of every day life?

Introducing Escape Monthly: a destination-inspired monthly delivery of luxury products to help you relax and renew. Every month, they curate high-quality products to help you slip into bliss—from spa & beauty products, to gourmet snacks & gift certificates.

They also give a lucky member a vacation to the destination of the month! To get started I’m excited to offer you this exclusive coupon “YOURESCAPE”—worth 20% off for life of your subscription! Hurry! This is only for the first 500 members!

Book Review- The Loving Kitchen

I have a sister who shows that she cares about you through her cooking and food. When she hands you a plate of delicious home-cooked soup or casserole, she is basically saying, “I love you.”

That is the feeling behind the cookbook I have received from booklook bloggers called “The Loving Kitchen” by LeAnn Rice.

This whole book is jam packed full of old-fashioned, homey stick-to-your-ribs comfort food.

I am extremely fond of and excited about all the delicious breakfast foods like baked eggs in a cradle, a kind of variation on the classic toad in a hole egg and toast recipe.  I was also excited about the chapter devoted to sugary and savory breads like apple cider pumpkin bread and soups like roasted tomato bisque.


Ora MD


One of the most important accessories is a healthy smile.  Oral health is not only important for your teeth and gums, it is important for your overall health.

I was excited to receive a free sample of Ora MD for review for this review.

Each drop of OraMD® helps clean your teeth, gums and mouth of bacteria causing germs, plaque build-up and bad breath. One bottle lasts approximately 4 weeks, when following the 4 Step Oral Hygiene Program (at 2 drops per use).

Ora MD can be used in a couple of different ways, it can be used as a mouthwash or a toothpaste on the toothbrush. I already have a mouthwash that I really like, so I tried it on the toothbrush.

When it comes to more alternative health, I am a bit of a skeptic. I was really surprised with this product. This product contains safe, natural ingredients. It contains oils of spearmint, peppermint, and almond maximized to kill bacteria. You will probably salivate a lot when you use this, as it is very strong with a strong mint flavor. I got several minutes of brushing out of a few drops.

I doubt I would ever use this product as my primary tooth care agent, I use Pronamel and love it. However, I definitely like using it in addition to my oral hygiene regimen. It makes my mouth feel very clean and I did not appear to have any ill effects.

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I would recommend Ora MD!





( I received a free product in exchange for review)

Some information from the Alight website:

Alight’s selection of plus size clothing and apparel for women and teens is one of the largest on the internet. We carry over 1000 unique items from over 75 brands. Our buyers shop the globe for the most interesting and fashion right clothing. Many of the items on our site are made exclusively for alight. Our assortment of plus size blouses, shirts and tops includes a wide range of boleros, shrugs, cardigans, tunics, knit tops, sweaters, prints and solids in a rainbow variety of colors. Our plus size bottoms are the perfect complement for our tops. You will find plus size jeans, pants, skirts, shorts, leggings, capris and jeggings. In addition, we carry plus size jackets, coats and active-wear. We have plus size costumes for holiday and party events too.

I was so excited to be able to work with Alight. I will be reviewing this awesome zebra print top. It is a subtle yet fun burnout style ¾ length sleeves. The sleeves have ties on them, which are indicative of the kind of details I look for in a clothing piece.   It is super soft and comfortable and wears so well.  I think for this particular piece the price is about average, maybe little more or less than what you would see in the mall or a department store, depending on where you shop.  This top also came in blue, red and green as well as the black that I received!

This is a fun top and alight has a great deal to offer it’s clientele!

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Book Review- Merlin’s Nightmare


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

Arthur, now eighteen, is missing, and Merlin must find him before a shadowy pursuer catches him first.

With the High King and his kingdom caught in a trap of sinister deceit, Merlin has to find a way out before all is lost. Having everything to fight for, and almost nothing to fight with, Merlin and Arthur must rally Britain’s warriors against three overwhelming enemies: Saxenow hordes in the south, Picti raiders in the north, and a chilling new enemy that has arisen in the west. At the same time, Morgana brings Merlin’s deepest fear to life and sets a horde of werewolves loose to destroy Britain. But when the secret purpose of this nightmare is finally revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to survive — without unleashing an even greater evil?

I’ve been a big fan of high fantasy and Arthurian Legend for some time. This is a new fresh twist on the tales of Morgana, King Arthur and Merlin.  I enjoyed this novel. It is dark and creepy. I think Game of Throne/ song of Ice and Fire fans might enjoy this series. I wish I could have read these books in high school because I would have been crazy about them. Young adults, adults who enjoy fantasy will probably enjoy these books.  I thought this book was well written, fun and exciting. There were times I had a hard time putting it down. Like many fantasy books, it comes with a character guide and even a pronunciation guide. I thought that would be a fun way to introduce a reader to IPA for layman.


Review: UrthBox


Focusing on Non-GMO, Organic and All Natural, every month we’ll surprise you with Full-Size products from trustworthy brands perfect for your home, personal life or the office.

Every month we’ll make “Health” a priority in your life by surprising you with fantastic full size products that must pass strict ingredient, sourcing, calorie, nutrition and manufacturing standards.


The first thing I noticed was how heavy the box was. No surprise once I opened it. I thought I would be getting maybe 5 or 6 sample sizes of snacks. Nope. This Urthbox was completely jam-packed full of full-sized snack foods.  I was shocked. There were also coupons from the products in the box. You can even earn discounts by facebooking or sharing info about your Urthbox experience. Urthbox is giving you as much as they possibly can ever box. There isn’t a free space in the box.

I really enjoyed the tortatoes chips,they were hearty for chips and tasted great. I loved the macarones and energy bars because they were made with chocolate.

The vegan pate was interesting. I tried the turmeric and cinnamon drink, which was interesting in flavor, not really my cup of tea, but it cleared my sinuses!

I think my favorate item was a herbal supplement included in the box. They were citrus flavored calming pearls for occasional stress relief.



Book Review: Broken Kind of Beauiful

Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four year old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth—appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows—so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line—an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white.
If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the façade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still?


This book is just so relatable. Women and girls get so many mixed signals from the world about the importance of appearance and this book addresses the idea in a very classy and forward way.

Aside from being honest and fresh, I thought it was beautifully written and felt like a labor of love from the author. I really felt for the characters and wanted to know what happened to them!

I would recommend this book to women of all ages, I think teenagers and young adult women would especially enjoy it!




Reveiw- Love With Food


(I received a free product in exchange for an honest review)

From the Food with Love website:

Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks  delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love with Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!


Love with food has been featured on InStyle, Real Simple and Andrew Zimmerman. They have donated  over 255,000 meals to those in need.

I received the April 2014 Flower Power box free in exchange for an honest review.

I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the products included in the Love With Food box. I normally don’t enjoy “snacky” type foods, but I really liked the healthy wholesome snacks that Love with Food provided.

My favorite hands down was the orchard blend dried fruit by Sensible Food. These were so amazing!  They were super crispy and delicious. I couldn’t believe how flavorful and crunchy they were.

I was very hesitant to try the honey wafer by Meli, I normally don’t care for honey, but it was very delicious. It was sweet without being overly sweet. I devoured it!

The popcorn by crave Canyon was fine, but not my personal cup of tea.

I enjoyed the Almonds by Sahale Snacks, my only complaint was that there weren’t enough of them. I also enjoyed the fruit spread by Rigoni Di Asiago, honey from Vintage Bee and the energy bar by Bumble Bar.

I ended up being really pleased with this Love with Food box. This would be an amazing  gift for members of my family who enjoy organic and gluten free food.



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