Your Novel Review and Giveaway!








I don’t know about you, but I love to read. I love anything from romance novels, to fantasy, and even adventure. A couple of weeks ago I ran across a website called Your Novel. What is Your Novel you ask? Your Novel is a really cool company that lets you become the characters in your own romance novel. How is this possible? They let you customize the book to have details about yourself so that you can be the center of attention. Just like you deserve! Would you rather be set in a vampire novel? Or an adventure novel? Don’t worry, they have romance novels with those themes too! There’s books for every taste. So of course when I was told that I get to review one of these books I was very excited!
At first I thought that ordering one of these books was going to be very difficult, and quite frankly boring. But to my surprise ordering and customizing the book was just as fun and exciting as picking which book you wanted. They ask for not only your name, but the name of your loved one that you wish to include in the book. They also ask for other details such as your hair color, your eye color and even things like what kind of car you drive. Best of all if you think you might have entered in something that wont sound right in the book they have a feature that lets you read what it would sound like, and if you don’t like it you can go back and edit what you entered until it sounds the way you want it.
That still not customized enough for you? I’m guessing it wasn’t enough for them either, because not only can you do all that but you can decide what kind of book you are going to read. Do you want an extra steamy, hot romance novel? Then you can choose their wild option. Wild just a little too much for you? They also have a mild option that just includes kissing and hugging encounters.
You can also choose between having a paperback, hardcover or even an e-book. You can even add your own picture! Another feature that I liked was that you can customize who you are giving it to, who it is from, and what the occasion is. So it could make that perfect gift for the one you love.
I received my book in a matter of days and I could not believe how big my book was. I expected it to be a couple pages, maybe the equivalent of a normal books chapter. But my book was over 175 pages long! The book I chose was Rome: Diamonds, Danger, and Desire.

To sum up my book, my husband takes me on a wonderful trip to Rome! Which is something I wish he would do in real life! Anyway, as it turns out he is really a secret agent who was sent to Rome to complete a mission. And luckily for me, he decided to take me along for the ride. Let me tell you, it was definitely a ride! No pun intended! Or maybe it was intended. I chose the wild version, so it was definitely an adventure. Some parts of the book were pretty typical of a romance novel. In other words, cheesy. Which was really cool because I got to have a couple laughs out of it. And since it was personalized I got to think of my husband and myself while reading. Which was a very cool experience.
I absolutely loved my book! It’s definitely something I want to be able to show off. And now I can brag about having an adventure in Rome. Okay, so maybe I can’t brag about going to Rome since technically I didn’t go. But I can brag about how I have a book that is written about my husband and I. Which is really cool! This book is definitely something that I’m going to keep, and read many times!
Want your own personalized romance novel? You can get one on their site here.
Want to win your own novel? Enter my giveaway below for a $50 gift certificate toward you purchase on their website.

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Hemp Hearts Review and Giveaway

I recently received Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Hearts as part of a review.
Here is some information on Hemp Harts from their website:
These tiny Hemp Hearts™ pack a powerful punch of protein, omegas and fiber. Not only are Hemp Hearts easy to incorporate into any meal, they taste delicious too! Did you know Dr. Oz even refers to Hemp Hearts as ‘Brain Food’?
Our hemp hearts are a raw, vegan-friendly, whole food that contains no additives or preservatives! Manitoba Harvest only sources seed that has not been genetically modified.
Are you eating clean? Only cooking with minimal ingredients? Or looking for a way to add EFAs, protein & omega-3 & omega-6 into your diet? Then try a bag today, you won’t be disappointed!
My take:
I loved Hemp Harts. They remind me of almonds, but with a softer texture. I ate them alone, but I’m sure they would go great with lots of things. You could substitute them in all kinds of recipes for a more healthy alternative. Or you can be like me and just eat them by themselves. Either way I’m sure you will be happy.
Want your own bag? Go to Manitoba Harvest’s website here.
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Country Bobs Review and Giveaway

I received Country Bob’s All Purpose BBQ sauce as part of a review. I absolutely LOVE steak sauce! If I could put it on everything I would. Luckily for us steak sauce lovers Country Bob’s created the solution. An all purpose sauce that can be used for all your sauce needs. It tastes like steak sauce but a little sweeter so that you can use it not only on your steak but on your chicken, ribs, fries and anything else you want to use it for. So you don’t need to get a new sauce for every type of food, and you don’t have to loose your favorite taste just because you don’t feel it goes with what your eating. So far I have used my Country Bob’s on chicken, ribs, and even used it as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets and french fries!
Do you feel the same way about steak sauce? Then you should try Country Bobs.
You can find them on their website here.
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Upcoming Salicylic Acid Peel Review!

I don’t know about you, but I have always had problems with acne. So I am very excited to try Natural Skin Shop’s Salicylic Skin Peel. And I hope you are too! Stay tuned to hear about my experience with a skin peel, and find out if a skin peel is right for you!
Want to learn about skin peels before my review? Check them out on Natural Skin Shop’s website here.
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Newman’s Own Organics Review and Giveaway!

I recently received a very generous box of goodies from Newman’s Own Organics. There were some things that I absolutely loved, and then there were something that I didn’t really care for.
The products I didn’t care for:
I really don’t like dark chocolate so any dark chocolate was given to my mother, who loved it.
I also am not a huge fan of pretzels, but those were given to my daughters who loved them.
Another thing I’m not so interested in is ginger products, mainly because I tried so many when I was pregnant to help with nausea. But my father loved them.
The products I really liked:
I liked the mints. They were not too overwhelming, but they still worked great.
Both me and my babies loved the Dried Berries.
I really liked the Chocolate cups and I had to fight with everyone to keep them.
And I really liked the Licorice.
The 4 things I loved most!:
The sour strawberry licorice.
The sour apple licorice.
The cinnamon mints.
The Mocha Chocolate bar.
All of their products truly are amazing! There was not one product that no one in my family would eat. I;m sure with their wide variety of foods, there will be something perfect for you too!
Visit them on their website here.
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Repurpose Compostables Coffee Cups

Don’t you hate it when you want to take a cup of coffee to work, but you don’t want to loose your favorite cup? Or that you don’t want to buy coffee every morning because your afraid of how wasteful it is, or how expensive the coffee is? Well I’ve got a solution for both problems and it is the same product. Repurpose Compostables offer coffee cups that are made out of plants. So not only can you take a coffee cup with you, but you can throw it away without worrying about what you are doing to the environment.
Here is some info about them that I found on their website:
Repurpose was founded in 2009 by a group of young environmental entrepenuers, looking for quality solutions to the problem of single use petroleum based plastic products. After searching and finding few quality and cost competitive compostable solutions, they decided to manufacture their own. Repurpose was born with its mission to replace all single use disposable plastics with high quality, innovative, plant based alternatives. Repurpose makes products from plants, not petroleum, using Ingeo™ resin and meet ASTM 6400 compostability standards.
Repurpose products are now available to consumers and to businesses allowing everyone the opportunity to lessen their dependence on oil, lower their carbon footprint, and find non-toxic, safe alternatives to plastic.
My take:
I love these cups. They not only look good, but the sides are very comfy. You won’t need a sleeve around it because it has a built in one. That not only provides protection from the heat, but is very comfortable compared to normal coffee cups.
So go ahead, save the environment! You super hero, you!

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TruKids Cool Conditioner

So I don’t know about you, but using the same old shampoo and conditioner gets old after a while. Especially when washing your childs hair. Its very hard to find shampoos that smell very different from the normal shampoo. And it is even harder to find a good conditioner for them. So I was excited to try TruKids all natural Cool Conditioner for kids. It smells really great! I was very surprised about how strong the citrus smell was. Normally with conditioners you don’t really smell the scent, at least not as much as you would like to. With this conditioner I was not worried that the smell would wash out. Which it didn’t, I could still smell it in my babies hair after I washed it out. Not only was the product awesome, but so is Trukids website. They have different songs and activities that you can use to help your kids stay entertained and help them actually use the product and have fun while doing it.

Trukids is definitely a company to check out! So check out their website here.
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Batiste Dry Shampoo

I received a sample of Batiste Dry Shampoo to try. I was very excited to review this product because I don’t have time to do my hair everyday with my two girls and everything else I have to do. So I was really rooting for this product!
Here’s some information I received from the company:
Batiste is ideal for creating body you crave, while ditching the dirt, oil and grease as it freshens hair in minutes and brings life back to dull, lifeless hair! Simply spray lightly and evenly, massage through with your fingertips, brush out, and voila, strikingly revitalized hair! Batiste is available in four amazing scents: Original, Blush, Fresh and Tropical, to tantalize the senses. Original is clean and fresh, while Blush adds a hint of floral tones with notes of red hibiscus, peony, tuberose and lily for those craving a flirtier aroma; Fresh is a unisex scent inspired by the rainforest that has invigorating floral scents and wood musk and sandalwood base notes; and Tropical is ideal for those who desire the exotic coconut aromas of the Caribbean.
Now for the juicy part:
Sadly I had to wait to use my Batiste. I had to wait for my hair to become greasy and yucky so that I could see if it really worked. But this morning my hair was nice and disgusting. Which was something I never thought that I would be hoping for. So I carefully sprayed my batiste onto the roots of my hair. I got a little worried when it started to look like I had sprayed my hair with white spray paint, but I could tell that it was slowly starting to go away as I rubbed it in. So I finished spraying it into the rest of my roots as well as anywhere else I needed it. I could tell almost immediately that the oil in my hair had been soaked up by the spray. The left over white powder was a little harder to get out than I thought it was going to be. But once it was out my hair not only looked like I had just washed it. But it smelled great too! I was very impressed with this product, and I will definitely be buying more of it soon!
You can buy the full size spray can for $7.99 or you can buy the “on the go” size to keep in your purse for those emergency situations for $3.99,
You can find Batiste products on their website here.
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Eylure

Yesterday was my first time ever trying to wear fake eyelashes. It was definitely an interesting experience. Especially since it was my first time using false eyelashes, I was bound to make a few mistakes.
Mistake number one: Make sure you put on all your eye makeup before applying! I saw this in the directions and ignored it figuring that the glue would not be able to stick to the eyeliner. Trust me on this one, the glue will stick to any makeup that you have already applied!
Mistake number two: Trying to apply makeup after the lashes were on. I thought my lashes looked funny without eyeliner, so I decided to apply it after they were on. Which was another very bad idea. Putting on the eyeliner after putting on the eye lashes did in fact make them not look as awkward, but it made some of the glue not sticky anymore. So by this point they were half on, and bugging the living daylights out of me! So I attempted at gluing them back together and it worked okay. But the excess glue was way too heavy on my eyes.
Mistake number three: Not taking them off and doing them properly. Instead of taking them off and starting from scratch I decided to leave them on and just deal with it. Which was also a bad idea. I should have taken them off and redone them.
Because of my mistakes my eyelashes bugged me the entire day from them not being on all the way. So if you do make any mistakes putting them on, it is well worth it to start over. When worn properly these eyelashes are not only beautiful but they are not uncomfortable.
Eylure’s false eye come with the set of eye lashes, a tube of lash glue, and instructions. They have many different kinds and styles of eye lashes to fit any taste. So whether you just want a little bit more lashes but don’t want them to look unnatural, or you want something crazy and bizarre, they have it. They also have pre-glued eye lashes.
You can find Eylure on their website here.
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Enjoy Haircare Products Review and Giveaway

So I’m sure you can tell just by looking at the pictures how excited I am to be trying Enjoy products! Not only are they cute but they match my background, and of course my personality! Not only are they very stylish, but they have a wide variety of products that really work!
Here is some info that the company sent me for you:
About them:

ENJOY Professional Hair Care proudly offers a full range of sulfate-free and pH balanced and stable hair care and styling products.
ENJOY was the first on the market to opt out of using sulfates, which is the informal name for a group of cleansing ingredients called alkyl sulfates. They are typically used as an inexpensive detergent or degreaser in other personal care products and have been found to dry out the skin and hair and even cause irritation.
In addition to being sulfate-free, ENJOY knows that pH balanced and stable products are key for optimum hair color retention. Human hair resides in the pH 4.5-5.5 range, but most products on the market are pH 7 or greater. Besides leaving the hair feeling dry and brittle, the higher pH in these other products raises the cuticle and causes hair color to fade shampoo after shampoo.
To provide long-lasting color and complement hair’s natural pH balance, ENJOY works hard to make certain that their products stay within the pH 4.5-6.0 range. Extensive bake tests are also conducted on the line to guarantee pH stability, which ensure consistency in quality and product performance.
About the products I received:
ENJOY Thermal Spray – Firm, flexible, brushable hold for all hair types. Non-sticky, heat activated thermal protection hair spray, which is great for use with thermal styling tools. Excellent for defining curl and creating volume. A 10oz spray bottle retails for $18.64 (USD).
ENJOY Shine & Smooth – Eliminates frizziness. Makes hair soft and silky without weighing it down. Adds incredible shine and smoothness to any style or hair type. Great for both hair and skin. It locks in moisture while blocking out humidity. A 4 oz size retails for $19.74 (USD).
ENJOY Straightener – Perfect for controlling coarse or curly hair leaving the hair feeling soft and smooth. Works on even the most difficult hair without build up. The 10oz bottle retails for $21.94 (USD).
My take:
The Shine & Smooth is just like any of the other oil based frizz control products but it does not weigh your hair down. Which for me is a definite must, because then my hair gets oily faster. I was worried that the Straightener would also make my hair oily but was again surprised by how light it is. Not only that but unlike most straightening products it actually helped make my hair straight! The Thermal Spray is also very different from most others I have tried. Not only does it protect your hair from the heat, but it also holds your hair the way you want it. After using all of these products my hair is extremely soft and smooth, its frizz free and shiny. And best of all I know its not going to look horrible later tonight because its being held the way I want it without feeling stiff or feeling sticky. I highly recommend these products and not just because of their amazing packaging but because they are products that actually work!
Want to try out these products for yourself, or see what else they have that might work for you?
Check them out on their website here.
Or visit their facebook here, or their twitter here.
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