Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blogiversary Giveaway #4: Three Fantasy Romances by Jeaniene Frost

In case you haven't been keeping up, this month I've been hosting a different romance novel giveaway each Thursday to celebrate my first blogiversary! Each giveaway lasts a week and features different romance novels and authors. This is the final giveaway of the month and I've got three great fantasy romances by Jeaniene Frost up for grabs! Here's a breakdown of the prize:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Budget Fall Fashion Buys: Old Navy

My favorite part of the end of the summer is always checking out all the new Fall fashions that are hitting the shelves (and web). Being that I'm a savvy shopper (aka super cheap) I like to look for great deals that still embody those brand-spankin'-new trends and fresh finds. I've always been a big fan of Old Navy and their inexpensive approach to style so it's no surprise that I've been scoping out their new arrivals this month. Here are some new pieces that I think will make your transition from Summer to Fall a stylish one, without breaking the bank.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Stuff

For me, the perfect Sunday is filled with relaxation and pampering. I'm all about those lazy Sundays where you sleep in late and spend a good chunk of the day just reading. Here's a look at how I spent my Sunday.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Worth the Hype? The Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

There's been so much chatter in the beauty world about Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer and how it measures up to the cult favorite NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. A few months ago I picked it up after hearing Lily Pebbles rave about it and have been testing it on and off to see how I really feel about it. Here's what I've discovered.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blogiversary Giveaway #3: Three Historical Romances by Sarah MacLean

In case you haven't been keeping up, this month I've been hosting a different romance novel giveaway each Thursday to celebrate my first blogiversary! Each giveaway lasts a week and features different romance novels and authors. This week I'm giving away three fantastic regency romances by Sarah MacLean! Here's a breakdown of the prize:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Week of Romance | #RWA15

About a month ago the Romance Writers of America Conference was held in New York City, and although I wasn't registered for the conference I was able to attend several romance events that week since I'm just a short subway commute away. Even though it's so much time after the fact (typical Cris), it was such an amazing, inspiring experience that I really just wanted to share some thoughts and photos with you all. Let me preface this post by warning you that most of the pictures I took that week turned out either blurry, dark or I forgot to take pictures all together, so try to keep your visual expectations in check. Plus, I constantly switched from my camera to my phone so the quality of the shots will differ from one to the next. Prepare yourself for a wild ride.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Release Day Review: UNEXPECTEDLY HIS (Smart Cupid) by Maggie Kelley

A match made in Manhattan...

By-the-book Marianne McBride wants to prove she's more than a computer geek in a pair of horn-rimmed glasses. But how did she end up hiding in a cake, waiting to sing "Happy Birthday" to Nick Wright, a sexy and arrogant serial-dater? Not exactly part of her plan. Especially when she finds herself kissing the birthday boy, and then running like hell...
Nick falls for no woman. No strings, no commitments, and no relationships. Not even with the sweetly curvaceous bombshell from his birthday. But then he's hit by a bombshell of his own. He needs to find the perfect faux fiancée, or kiss his key to the executive washroom goodbye. Fortunately, his matchmaker sister has the perfect girl in mind.
Now Nick and Marianne have to pretend they're in love for six weeks. No dating. No sex.
And definitely no acting on the wickedly-hot chemistry that could ruin everything...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Blogiversary Giveaway #2: Contemporary Romance Prize Pack

This month I'm hosting a different romance novel giveaway each Thursday to celebrate my first blogiversary! One whole year of books and beauty! Where has the time gone? Each giveaway will last a week and will feature different novels. This week I'm giving away three fantastic contemporary romances to one winner.  Here's a look at the novels in the prize pack:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Cris Reads: MAKE ME (Broke & Beautiful #3) by Tessa Bailey

Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy with a rough, blue-collar guy like him. If only she'd stop treating him like her personal hero—a role he craves more than oxygen—maybe he could accept it.
With the future of her family's hedge fund on her shoulders, Abby barely has time to sleep, let alone find love. And her best friend Russell acting like a sexy, overprotective hulk any time their Super Group goes out in public definitely isn't helping her single status. But after a near-tragedy lands Russell in her bed for the night, Abby's suddenly fantasizing about what he looks like shirtless. Chest hair and tattoos—who knew?
As Russell struggles to keep Abby at a safe distance, she begins to see through his tough-talking exterior—and acknowledge her own feelings. Now she's ready to turn the friend-zone into foreplay…and make him lose control.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monthly Beauty Favorites | July 2015

It's that time again where I share the beauty products I've been loving during the past month. July's round-up is a bit more random than usual but features some great products that have really been working for me. Here's the break down.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cris Conquers Blogiversary Giveaway #1 - Three Copies of BROKEN by Cynthia Eden

To celebrate Cris Conquers' first blogiversary, I'll be hosting a different romance novel giveaway each Thursday in the month of August. Each giveaway will last a week and will feature different novels. To start things off I'm going to be giving away 3 copies of BROKEN by Cynthia Eden. Here's a look at the novel itself.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Drugstore Beauty Haul & First Impressions

I recently picked up a few drugstore beauty items from Walmart that I'd had my eye on and thought I'd share my thoughts on how they all worked out for me. Some of them were better than expected and some were much worse. Let's take a look.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Excerpt & Giveaway | ALL THE WAYS TO RUIN A ROGUE (Debutante Files) by Sophie Jordan

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan continues her new series, The Debutante Files, featuring debutantes on the hunt for Mr. Right.

First friends, then enemies...

Lady Aurelia hasn’t always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother’s best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention—sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can’t deny Max drives her to distraction—even if she tries to pretend otherwise.

Now something more...

Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend’s sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings…she is always there. Mocking him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad ... until one night, she goes too far and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.

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