Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Casual Go-To Look


 One of my fave looks from Fall to Spring is throwing on a sweater with leggings. I know it's probably every other girls' go to look, but I just love how you can wear this for anything from running errands to going to brunch. 

Sweater | Simply Noelle $65.90 -currently 50% off! 
Leggings | Old Navy $29.99 -currently 40% off at checkout!
Boots | I have no clue, they were a gift from years ago!
Bag | DSW $44
Sunnies | Nordstrom $14
Lippie | Revlon $8

What's your fave go-to look? Let me know in the comments, xo!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cover Reveal!

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Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he’s gone too, and I’m dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.
I want revenge. And I’m going to get back at my mother any way that I can.
I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He’s immediately interested in me, not that I’m surprised.
You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He’s the one connection to my mother, and I’m using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn’t plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.
And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for him either…

Hair Care Routine | Featuring Maple Holistics

You may not know this about me, but I have a super specific hair care routine. Long or short, doesn't matter I always wash my hair the same way. I've added in a new shampoo and I couldn't be more happy with it! 

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is my latest shampoo obsession and I have a feeling it will be around for a while! It's so natural and gentle, here's what it's in: Aqua, Jojoba Oil, Botanical Keratin, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil. Doesn't get more natural than this! I was even able to use it with my tape-in extensions. It has a very light smell and suds up so nice (which is a bonus when washing the extensions because you want to touch them as little as you can while in the shower. I liked to suds the shampoo in my hands and then get in there.) 

Hair Care Routine
Step 1; I wash my hair once every week. I'll try to stretch a few more days if I can and I wait as long as I can before using dry shampoo. You can train your hair to not needing to be washed often and honestly, my hair hasn't been healthier.
Step 2; After soaking my hair, I go in with a Purple Shampoo-either Clariol Shimmering Lights or Fanola No More Yellow and let it sit for 6-10 minutes (if I feel like my hair needs a boost, I'll throw this on my dry hair before I head into the shower) then rinse
Step 3; Now that my hair has been toned up with the purple shampoo I like to go in with a shampoo that will really clean my hair and get out any build up. Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo does just that! I really feel like it makes my hair super clean and doesn't linger with a smell-which makes me happy! I like my hair to smell clean, but I don't want it to constantly smell like shampoo, ya know? 
Step 4; Time to condition! Now what I use varies depending on if I feel like I've been dry or if I just need to throw some on the ends. I love Paul Mitchell Blonde Forever Conditioner or Aussie's Cleanse and Mend Conditioner
Step 5; Rinse with cold water (as cold as you can stand!) This helps seal your hair follicles and make your hair super shiny! 
Step 6; Squeeze excess water out and wrap in a towel (skip this part if you have extensions!)
Step 7; Use the Wet Brush to comb through, this is the best brush I've ever owned & it's Rose Gold, so bonus! and add in some Moroccan Oil 

Tada, that's how I take my hair from dirty to squeaky clean! If you want to give an all natural, made in the US shampoo, then give Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo a try for FREE! Let me know what hair products you've been loving in the comments, xo!

*I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion! 

Monday, March 5, 2018

a book in review!


Brief Summary: 
These Royals will ruin you.

Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn’t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can’t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right.

Because while Hartley’s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn’t know if he’s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel.

Easton wants her to remember. Hartley thinks it’s better to forget.

She might be right.

Tragedy. Treachery. Trust. Hartley has to face the facts—in this world, you can’t escape the Royals.

 Either you live by their rules or you die by them.

I was SO excited that Cracked Kingdom was finally coming out! After the cliffhanger in Fallen Heir, I was counting down the days and then bam, it came out a day early. Cracked Kingdom has everything you have come to expect in a Royal story; drama, steaminess, Royals doing what Royals do, and more. I will say there were a couple of spots that felt a little rushed and not proofread, but that's just because I'm overly picky and beta read for a few authors so I literally read to make sure stuff like that doesn't happen! But that didn't ruin the overall story, there were a few bombshells along the way, but this being the last story in the series, I thought everything was wrapped up nicely! (Now do not @ me, that is not a spoiler...) If you haven't jumped on the Royal bandwagon, then pick up Paper Princess and get sucked in cause you have a 4 star finale to look forward too, xo!


Reviews of the rest of the series:

Friday, February 23, 2018

#28daysofskincare | recap 2!

You know what I suck at more than skincare? Taking pictures of said skincare...I guess I haven't really taken any pics because I was using just the same things over and over. But I've picked up some new things so my next (and final!) recap will have some new products and my thoughts on them! 

So far overall, I need to incorp more serums to help with these wrinkles and fine lines. Everyone says "there's no way you're 33!", but honey my face in the morning begs to differ (also, my poor coworkers who see me 5 days a week and maybe 1 of them I actually put on makeup. Somehow they still love me!) 

I promise more pics will come next week and maybe I'll even do a little giveaway, who knows ;) Xo

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Release Day! & GIVEAWAY

RELEASE DAY & GIVEAWAY! Marrying Mr Valentine is LIVE!

Amazon Bestselling author Laura Barnard brings you the follow on book from Adventurous Proposal, second standalone in the One Month Til I Do series.

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Nadine Roberts smiles for everyone, but beneath it she hides a heartbreaking past that only a few know about. Throwing herself into her new career; wedding planner at The Duck & Goose, a property recently purchased by newlyweds Florence and Hugh, has helped distract her from her loneliness.

When a teary bride suddenly cancels her upcoming wedding Nadine looks to the two year waiting list. Clara Blumenkrantz and Hartley Valentine. It’ll have to be a quick turnaround, but what’s the worst that can happen, right?

This should be like every other wedding she plans, but the magnetism she feels towards Mr Valentine disrupts the orderly life she’s worked hard to carve out.

Can she ignore her intense desires and be a professional? Or will she open up her heart to the one person that has the power to break it? And in doing so endanger not just her job, but her venue’s reputation?

With reviews like this what are you waiting for?
'Another great read from Laura full of her usual quick wit and slapstick shenanigans.'

You don't need to have read book one, but if you'd rather read in order you can download Adventurous Proposal:
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Head on over to Laura's Facebook page (details below) to enter her release day giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a £10 Amazon Gift Card!

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Monday, February 19, 2018

a book in review!

Rinkside in the Rockies #2, can be read as a standalone
236 pages
Release Date 14th February 2018

He lied to her. Fed her the same lines as he did all the other girls. Instead of proposing, he dumped her on national TV. Would a romance with a hockey superstar prove just as disastrous—or could it be the greatest love story of her life?

Cast as America’s reality show sweetheart after being jilted on a dating show, Skye Reeve is ready to stop being a brokenhearted woman by proving she’s more than what the camera portrayed her to be. She’s landed her dream job as a TV lifestyle reporter and promises to work hard to be a success.

Skye also vows never to be swept up in a fairy tale romance ever again, as she obviously has no clue what real love is.

Being in the same city as Denver Mountain Lions hockey star Maxime Laurent, however, might make this last goal impossible.

Dealing with ghosts from his own past, the Belgian hockey star is known for keeping his life off the ice private. He’s not sure if outgoing Skye could be a match for him, but he can’t deny his attraction to her.

When the two embark on a romance, will they be able to move forward from the past to let love into their hearts?  With no reality blurred, will Skye find real-life love to be what she had been looking for all along?

 I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I love reality TV so when Aven decided to take on an ex-reality star I was all in. Skye is sweet, funny, stylish-SO stylish, and a lead you will be rooting for. And Maxime is everything you want in a book boyfriend and more. He is so kind, thoughtful, and of course-drop dead handsome! The banter between these two is romcom goal. There's a certain kissing scene that is Aven's steamiest to-date and it is worth the read alone! I'm always awed at Aven's ability to make each story it's own and each tops the last in the humor and Reality Blurred does not disappoint. Reality Blurred has something for everyone and even has two of the cutest and furriest little stars. Pick this up and clear your schedule because you will not be able to put this 5 star read down, xo!

      I have a message from Maxime.
            He has never sent me a message.
            My heart is in my throat as I dare to click it open:
            Skye, I promised myself if I ever thought you needed me, I would not make the same mistake I made in Brussels. I won’t sit by and merely watch. So here I am. I saw the pictures in that online tabloid after the game tonight, and after so long of not seeing them cover you, I wanted to make sure you were okay. I know you’re not sad—your eyes tell me that—but invasive photos like that must be upsetting. Are you okay?
            Maxime is reaching out to me. He wants to make sure I’m okay.
            I read his sweet words over and over, thinking no man has ever done anything so wonderful for me. It shows genuine concern.
            I study it, transfixed by his words. Maxime seems haunted by our missed connection in Brussels. He remembers my despair in the cafĂ© that night; he saw the look of sadness in my eyes. Something about these photos with their false headline compelled him to action.
            This is how a real man acts.
            I begin to type a response:
            Maxime, nice to hear from you.  I

            Wait, does that sound like a business reply? I delete it and start over:
            Maxime, thank you for reaching out. I
            Thank you for reaching out? Is that how I reply to an interesting, sexy, mysterious, European man that I wish I had the opportunity to know better?
            I bite my lip. Do I want to know him better? After all, my judgment doesn’t have a stellar record. I thought Tom was wonderful. Bleurgh. He turned out to be a colossal wanker, as Sierra’s British boyfriend, Jude, would say. I type what I really need to ask Maxime:
            Maxime, you aren’t a wanker, are you? Because I really don’t think my self-esteem could take it if I was wrong again regarding men.
            I laugh as I type. Now that would be an interesting reply. I’m about to hit delete when I go on autopilot and hit a different button instead.
            The send button.
            In a panic, I think of how to fix this, but what I can I say? I typed out the answer as a joke to myself?
            I shouldn’t be allowed to have a phone.
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About the Author
I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.
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