Saturday, January 20, 2018

Urban Dollkiss Honey Moist Kate Cherishable Mask

Ah, my love and hate relationship with Memebox. Their prices are very affordable but when they have their Memebox boxes, it’s hard to find any product information. I have tried Urban Dollkiss’s products before and wasn’t crazy over them. This mask is enriched with honey extracts to leave skin feeling smooth and soft. The mask fit decently well and the serum was very drippy. My face felt smooth and soft but the results felt a bit underwhelming.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme

I have used Nivea products in the past few years but, I believe this was the first time I have tried this product. I read that it got so many good reviews, I figured I would give it a shot since I have terrible dry skin. The light formula is enriched with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil to promote soft, smooth and supple skin. While the creme promises to be fast absorbing,  I felt that my skin was still a bit greasy afterwards albeit moisturized though.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Book Review - Amish Sweethearts by Amy Clipston

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The book contains four novellas focusing on young love and the struggles of being a new couple. In "A Home for Lindsay", a couple is already engaged by when their financial security is threatened, they must decide should they stay together or are better off finding other partners. In "Love and Buggy Rides", Janie and Jonathan work in the same store, but never really knew each other until an accident brings them closer. Janie witness the entire accident, but her father forbids her to get in between.  Will Janie be able to live with herself when she sees someone she loves suffer because her father forbade her to talk about it? In "Love Birds", a young girl is still mourning her brother's death. As she slowly begins to heal and try to move on, she finds herself in love with her brother's friend. Will he feel the same about her? The last novella, "Where the Heart is", is about a young Amish man who lost his way. As he tries to reunite with his community and his father, he finds himself attracted to his little sister's best friend. However, when he returns secrets that were long buried have resurfaced.

The novel was a quick and fun read. Each of the four novellas can be read in one sitting and were very satisfying. However, I was a bit annoyed that two of the four stories were published in other books. I felt like this wasn't an anthology, each of the novellas should have been new stories. The stories are delightful to read if you don't own the other stories.

**Disclosure - I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion**

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Book Review - Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

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Aurelie Harcourt has only known life behind bars in a debtor's prison. When her father dies suddenly, he left his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll and his wealthy family. With nowhere to go, Aurelie decides to go live with her father's family, but is met with resentment. She decides to finish her father's serial novel and uses her family members in the novel, but writes about them in an unflattering way. While searching for her missing mother, Aurelie discovers a few other buried family secrets? Will Aurelie be able to find her mother? Will she be able to keep her identity a secret?

I like that the novel had a bit of a Gothic romance theme, but I felt the story was dragging on for a bit. A few pages there wasn't much going on and by the time the book started picking up, I wasn't really interested anymore. The ending had a few twists which I didn't see coming. I would be interested in reading more works by the author.

**Disclosure - I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion**

Friday, January 12, 2018

Berrisom Animal Mask - Sheep (Vitamin C + Arbutin)

The sheet printed mask is enriched with Vitamin C, ceramides, glacial water, and arbutin. The mask didn’t properly line up with my face but it stayed on mostly. The mask promises to help lighten dark spots caused by acne and sun damage. However, I didn’t notice any difference in my dark spots. My skin did feel soft, smooth and hydrated. A fun mask to take a selfie in though!