Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Amanda's Scents and Dreams Review and Giveaway!

So after Amanda's Scents and Dreams sponsored items in my 1000 Facebook Fan Appreciation Giveaway, and my readers told me how awesome her products were, I decided to try her products out for myself. I have to say I am more than impressed! I purchased some chunk tarts that you melt (kind of like Scentsy) but these are 100% soy and come in a variety of scents that aren't offered by Scentsy. My new favorite is Autumn Harvest. I would describe the smell to Russian Tea (you know the instant stuff you can make with Tang and Instant Lemon Tea). The smells are not over powering and offer a great accent to any room. I also loved the Artic Air it is mild and has a mint smell that I adore! I also purchased the Healing Salve. The salve comes in a 1 oz tub and is made with St John's wort, Yarrow, calendula herbs infused in Organic Olive oil, Beeswax, Lavender and Tea tree the fragrance is as soothing as the salve. My sister was complaining of her foot itching and would not stop scratching so last night I put some salve on it and within moments all had calmed down. Her products are homemade and a purchase from her is a purchase supporting a working mother. The shipping was SO fast (I ordered on Friday morning and received my order on Monday afternoon) and everything was great! Amanda also offers a variety of candles, facial products, foot care products, headache salve, organic cleaner and much more. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmandasScentsandDreams7/
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review and Giveaway!

Whispered Music is the latest book in the London Fairy Tale series by Rachel Van Dyken. This story follows Dominique the Royal Prince of Russia (also known as the Beast) and Isabelle (also known as Beauty) the sister of Rosalind (whom we met in Upon a Midnight Dream). We are introduced to Dominique towards the end of Upon a Midnight Dream as he is purchasing Isabelle from her father...Whispered Music starts with a glimpse into Dominique's horribly tragic past. Because of this past he has built walls and barriers around his heart trusting only a few (one of those few being Hunter Wolfsbane). Isabelle has led a very sheltered life with Rosalind and Gwen (her sisters) and her very crazy mother (her father having died in Upon a Midnight Dream). Dominique is an eccentric person and when Isabelle asks him why he bought her he answers simply "Because when I saw you the music changed." It is a funny and sad journey as Isabelle tries to win the heart and trust of Dominique. Hunter tries to help in his own way (though sometimes is more hurt than help) but it is great to get to know the characters of Rachel's next stop in the London Fairy Tale Series! Oh and at the end of the book you get a glimpse of Hunter's story that is in the works all I have to say is OMG! I was begging for more but alas I have to wait! ANYWAYS on to the giveaway!!! Rachel is graciously giving 3 (yes I said 3) of my readers a copy of Whispered Music! For one of my winners I will also throw in a $15 Amazon Gift Card! So enter now! a Rafflecopter giveaway