Saturday, September 20, 2014

Product Review - Argan Oil Hair Mask - Insta Natural

Manufacturer:  InstaNatural

Review:  This mask smells amazing - I really love the way it smells not overpowering at all just clean and conditioning if that makes any sense at all - it is a nice fragrance indeed.  It also makes your hair feel soft and manageable - my daughter has extremely curly/frizzy light brown hair and this did a great job of helping to condition those flyaway unruly curls - hen her hair is in good shape/condition the curls look like ringlets but when it is dry or over washed or over conditioned it looks frizzy and messy -

This made her hair easier to comb through and in the morning her hair looked great, shiny and healthy - it worked really well for her - not too much condition that made her hair flat and lifeless but just enough to give her good curl definition and shine.

Description: InstaNatural’s Argan Oil Hair Mask is a deep conditioning treatment designed to transform dry and damaged strands into soft, shiny, healthy hair. Its restorative ingredients – such as Argan Oil, Japanese Green Tea, Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil & Vitamin B5 – work together to penetrate hair deep down and deliver ultimate nourishment and hydration to enhance texture and shine. This intensive blend full of organic ingredients also serves to strengthen hair to defend against heat damage and other external aggressors.
  • Deeply conditions, strengthens and restores hair
  • Provides superior hydration and nourishment
  • Can be used daily as a standard conditioner
  • Turns hair from lifeless and damaged to luxurious and voluminous
  • Increases shine, softness and manageability
1. Argan Oil
2. Amino Acid Complex
3. Coconut Oil
4. Shea Butter
5. Vitamin B5

All Ingredients:

Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe, Organic Argan Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Behentrimonium Chloride, Algae Extract, Japanese Green Tea (Camellia Oleifera) Leaf Extract, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate), Sodium Lactate, L’Arginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine, Palmitoyl Triepeptide-3, Sweet Orange EO, Vanilla Absolute, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Sesame Seed Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Olive Fruit Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Linseed Seed Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Starflower Seed Oil, Polysorbate-60, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Amodimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Palm Oil (Isopropyl Palmitate), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Organic Gotu Kol, Wildcrafted Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense), Wildcrafted Dandelion, Wild Geranium, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Citric Acid (Naturally Derived)

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review - Departed - Nick Stephenson


Title:  Departed

AuthorNick Stephenson

Review:  A fast paced mystery thriller with Leopold Blake as a brilliant consultant brought in by Scotland Yard to assist in some gruesome murders in London. Blake is apparently an American and is accompanied by a female NYPD Sgt and his personal bodyguard. While I found the story fast paced and interesting I would have enjoyed it more if there had been a more complete background provided for these three characters. Therefore I have rated it at three stars. With a more complete background I would have rated it four stars or even five stars.

I picked the book up at because it took place in London which is one of my favorite cities.

I would read other offerings by this author.

Thanks Frank for this review

Published:  Published July 1st 2013 by WJ BooksLtd
Page Count: 220
Quick Review:  3 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title:  picked it up at Kindle Buffet

Synopsis:   Playtime's over...

Expert criminology consultant Leopold Blake is having yet another bad week. While tracking a psychopathic serial killer through the streets of London, the reclusive investigator realizes with chilling certainty that history is about to repeat itself - with devastating consequences. Where Scotland Yard and MI5 have failed, Leopold must find a way to hunt down and apprehend a ruthless maniac before he strikes again.

And the clock is ticking.

Now Blake and his team must face their greatest challenge yet: an unseen force, intent on wreaking havoc throughout the city, is hunting on its home turf - and Leopold is about to realize that the good guy doesn't always win.
 Nick Stephenson
Author Information:  Nick Stephenson was born and raised in Cambridgeshire, England and will now refer to himself in the first person. My approach to writing is to hit hard, hit fast, and leave as few spelling errors as possible. I write thrillers, suspense novels, and the occasional witty postcard, all of which are designed to get your pulse pounding. Don’t let my headshot fool you – I’m actually full colour, on most days.

My books are a mixture of mystery, action, and humour. If you’re looking for a good place to start, take a look at my Leopold Blake series of thrillers, available now at and out soon on Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble, and the iTunes store.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Review - Ebook - Abigail and the Jungle Adventure - Tali Carmi

Title:  Abigail and the Jungle Adventure

Author:  Tali Carmi

Review: This is a cute children story about a little girl who discovers a wonderful bike in her grandparents attic - she goes off to the jungle and I am sure she will have more adventures as time goes on - 

The story is cute and easy to understand - I would say that reading this to your child or having them practice their reading by reading to you would be a great idea for this book - the illustrations are cute and colorful.  I would read every other page and have my child read every other page - 

Published:  Amazon Digital Services January 2014 Kindle Edition
Page Count: 29
Quick Review: 4 stars out of 5

Synopsis:   Want your kids to be familiar with exotic locations? Want them to meet cultures and animals, and widen their horizons?
This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail.

Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents' old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent Amazon jungle.

Who will she meet there? What will she discover?

This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.

Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the Jungle life.

Your kids will be inspired to be:

1. Open to new people & cultures

2. More curious

3. Enthusiastic about exploring new things.

Abigail and the Jungle Adventure is a sweet children's book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children

With simple text and 13 colorful illustrations.

The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children.

Author Information:   Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert.

She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten.

After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children.

Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses.

She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program.
Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Review - Murder at Castle Rock - Anne Marie Stoddard


Title:  Murder at Castle Rock

Review:  Amelia Grace is the manager and booking agent for Atlanta’s famous Castle Rock concert venue. Amelia books the comeback tour for eighties rock star Bobby Glitter but before the first bow of the night the owner of Castle Rock tumbles to his death. The police suspect foul play and all signs point to two employees at Castle Rock. Amelia finds herself racing against time to clear her friends name and uncover the killer before she ends up being the next victim.

Anne Marie Stoddard debut novel, Murder at Castle Rock, is your typical murder mystery format with a heroine who joins the ranks of the accidental detective when someone she cares for is accused of murder.

Anne Marie Stoddard shows both sides of the music world with the groupies, drugs but she also shows the other side of hard working people who work long hours, eat pizza for lunch and live perfectly normal lives. Well, all expect that crazy murders that never seem to end.

Anne Marie Stoddard created a heroine who is devoid of almost all the typical murder mystery cliché. Grace loves music, she is a normal person with no super skills expect people liking her and at some point you could almost see her as a real person.  She does try to solve the mystery but with all murder mysteries she does it to protect someone she cares for.

Anne Marie Stoddard has written a great murder mystery from beginning to end and keeps you guessing to the end of the novel who the true murder is and why.  She uses quite a bit of pop culture in her book but since she is working in the music industry that is to be expected and creates some really funny moments.
I am excited to see where Anne Marie Stoddard will take Amelia on her next accidental mystery.

Thanks Heidi for this review

Published:  Published May 8th 2013 by BookLogixPublishing Services, Inc.
ISBN:  9781610053099
Page Count: 251
Quick Review:  5 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title:  Sent for an honest review

Synopsis:   As the manager and booking agent for Atlanta’s famous Castle Rock concert venue, Amelia “Ame” Grace is ready for the most exciting week of her career: she’s booked three shows and a live DVD-filming for the comeback tour of none other than the eighties Pop Rock Prince himself, Bobby Glitter! Before the rock star can take a bow on the first night, however, trouble steals the show as Castle Rock’s owner takes a deadly tumble from atop the venue’s rear tower. To make matters worse, the police suspect foul play—and all signs point to two of Castle Rock’s own employees. Ame is in a race against time to clear the names of her friends and uncover the truth before the killer decides it’s curtains for her too!

This book is the first in the Amelia Grace music industry thriller series and was the winner of the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival & BookLogix Publishing Services, Inc. Writing Contest.
 Anne Marie Stoddard
Author Information:  Aside from my friends and family, I'm passionate about two things: writing and live music. When I can bring the two together, my life feels complete. I was fortunate enough to win the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival & BookLogix Publishing Services, Inc. Writing Contest with my manuscript for "Murder At Castle Rock.” Being published has been a dream of mine since kindergarten, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share my stories. I am currently working on several other projects, including a sequel to "Murder At Castle Rock" and another mystery series. Stay tuned for more updates or follow me on Facebook (, Twitter (@amstoddardbooks), Pinterest (, Google+ (, Shelfari (, or check out my website: Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Product Review - Bellafab Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

Manufacturer: BellaFab Skin Care

Review:  I like this serum I think it is doing great things to my skin - the smell is a bit strange but not terrible - It makes my skin feel amazing in the morning and the lines around my forehead seem to be getting a bit less deep - also my hands look good - I cover my face in the serum and then I use the extra on my hands - I am 45 and my hands are looking older than my face - but they look really good this last week or so - I really think this stuff is helping -

This item soaks in quickly and covers well with a moisturizing cream and makeup.

Start off by using no more than a few drops each time in case your skin reacts negatively. After the first week, you may steadily increase the amount you use per application. Serum can be used during the day, night and under makeup. For better results, apply an organic /natural based moisturizer immediately after using the serum. To super charge your skincare routine, use our Matrixyl 3000 serum together with the Hyaluronic acid serum.

Deionized Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, (Aloe)AloeBarbadensis Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Witch Hazel Extract, Acrylates/C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, MSM, Potassium Sorbate, (Vitamin E)Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, (Vitamin C)TetrahexyldecylAscorbate, Lavender Oil, L-Arginine, (Vitamin A)RetinylPalmitate, (Vitamin D) Cholecalciferol.

STEP 1. Cleanse skin thoroughly. ★ STEP 2. Exfoliate, then let skin dry. ★ STEP 3. Apply a small amount of the serum to your face, neck and décolleté. For best results, combine with our Matrixyl3000 Serum. ★ STEP 4. Wait for serum to dry then follow up with moisturizer. The serum will help pull the moisturizer deeper into your skin. ★ STEP 5. Eat healthier, sleep more and de-stress! Skincare products definitely help but even the best products won't be effective unless you start pampering yourself daily.

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