Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Conquering, Hustling and Making Sh*t Happen

I know it's a bit cliché to make a list of resolutions to start off the New Year but hell, if I can't be cliché on New Year's Eve then when can I? When I started my blog back in August my goalbesides sharing my interest in books and beauty—was to take more chances and put myself out there a bit more. Though to a certain extent that has happened with overcoming my romance reader stigma and just sharing more with readers, I still feel like I'm not pushing myself enough to grow as a person, to take more risks to make myself happier. So let's start off my list of goals for the New Year with a goody...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Adding Some Sparkle To Your New Year's Eve

There aren't many times of the year when you can get away with going full-on glam with your makeupunless of course you work as a showgirl. But for the rest of us normies, New Year's Eve is one of the few days of the year when we're encouraged to get our sparkle on. For the lady looking to add a bit of glitz to her beauty routine to ring in the New Year, I've got a few tips on how to shine bright like a diamond.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Keeping Your Holiday Look Perfect All Through the Night

When choosing the makeup you'll wear for your holiday parties it's important to pick things that will stay in place for the long haul and look great in photos. Here are some tips and tricks to keep you looking fresh all through the night.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

11 Binge-Worthy Shows to Watch This Winter

It seems like more and more shows are having Fall Finales and breaking for the winter. What can you do when all your favorite shows aren't coming back for months? Find some new favorites to binge on! Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu all have some amazing series on offer, so here's a list of 11 binge-worthy shows to check out over your holiday break.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Products I've Used Up #2

Every so often I like to compile the empty products I've used up to reevaluate how I actually feel about the products and if it's worth it for me to repurchase. Here's a look at some of the things I've gone through lately.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Brown Sugar & Fig

When I saw the Triple Moisture Body Cream in Brown Sugar & Fig on Bath & Body Work's website a few weeks ago, the scent sounded like something I would absolutely love. I've been on a fig & plum kick lately and thought the addition of brown sugar would make this a seasonally-appropriate scented body cream. For those who haven't read some of my previous beauty posts, I am a very lazy body moisturizer and wanted something I could just slap on after getting out of the shower and not have to fuss over too much.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Review & Giveaway | Sinful Rewards 6 by Cynthia Sax

Bee Carter has spent a lifetime creating her good-girl persona. Three harsh words uttered in anger shred this carefully crafted façade, testing her relationships.

Nicolas, her handsome billionaire, is hiding a decades-old secret. Bee's scandal will draw unwanted attention to his dark past, placing the real estate empire he's built and the employees he manages in peril. Hawke, her tattooed bad-boy biker, protects the rich and famous. His high-profile clients won't want their bodyguard to be linked to Chicago's wild woman.

Both men desire her, craving her touch with a white-hot passion, but who will risk everything to stand by her side—her biker or her billionaire?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gifting With A Personal Touch

Sometimes a gift holds so much more impact when you add a little personal touch. Monogramming is a great way to do that and make a gift seem a bit more special. Say you're giving a Secret Santa or hostess gift to someone you've only met once or twice. A simple gift with a personalized monogram gives the item a bit of oomph

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cris Reads | Reckless (Renegades #1) by Skye Jordan

A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, her years of polish and hard work are finally about to pay off. But crossing paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker who makes her realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success, one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Lover Under $10

Now that we're officially into December the scrambling begins to put together gifts for friends and family that are both thoughtful and desirable while not massacring your wallet. As much as everyone loves presents, sometimes it's the fun, little stocking stuffers that really make a gift memorable. I've compiled a list of some things I think would make a great treat for a beauty lover, all under $10.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monthly Beauty Favorites | November 2014

It's hard to believe that November has already come and gone and that the holiday season is firmly upon us. Now, if you'll remember I began November by deciding to institute a No Spend November beauty spending ban. One would think that would greatly reduce the number of new favorites I came across over the month, but one would be wrong.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Giveaway & Review | Wild Holiday Nights Christmas Anthology

Now that we're officially in December, it's time to get into the spirit of the season! I love the holidays. The decorating, the baking, the shopping. Apart from playing Christmas music and putting up my tree, one of my favorite ways to get into the holiday mood is to read Christmas-themed romances. And today Harlequin released Wild Holiday Nights, a holiday anthology to satisfy your Christmas cravings. Here's a little taste of what you're in for.

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