Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Review: Adovia Exfoliating Body Scrub

Hello lovelies!
Today I will be reviewing Adovia's Exfoliating Body Scrub with Dead Sea Salt and Natural Oils. This body scrub is 11 ounces and retails for $15.95.
Photo by Adovia.
This Adovia scrub is made with real dead sea salt, which contains an infusion of 21 essential minerals for proper skin health. 

When I received this product I was really hoping it would help with my keratosis pilaris, red bumps on my arms caused by dead skin clogging my pores. After the first use I could tell a difference in the way my arms look, sadly it's not a cure, and you have to use it every day to keep the bumps away.

My thoughts? 5 Stars!
The last Adovia product I tried I wasn't 100% sold on, but I really did love this one and I've used it everyday since I got it in the mail! I love how soft my skin is after using this product, and it smells SO good! The only bad thing I can say about this scrub is that it makes your shower/tub extremely slippery, so make sure you rinse out your shower/tub before you get in the next time.

I love that Adovia products are 100% Cruelty Free  and are NEVER tested on animals. Adovia also offers a 100%  1-year, no questions asked, money back guarantee when you purchase their products.

I will definitely be repurchasing this scrub, I love the way it makes my skin feel and the results it gives! Adovia also has a facial scrub that I'm really interested in and I think I might order soon.

What do you think about body scrubs? Will you be trying this body scrub?
Do you have any questions about the product? Let me know below!
FTC: Sponsored by BrandBacker and Adovia

Monday, June 29, 2015

June Favorites

Hello Lovelies!
I'm sorry I didn't get to post last week, I've been so busy with work I haven't had time to do any posts. I'm going to be busier this week, but since I have today off I'm going to try to get some posts scheduled to go up this week!

When trying to decide what to post today, I realized that I haven't done a favorites post since March, so here's my favorites for June!

I don't know what it is about this song that I love so much, but it's always been a favorite of mine.

I've been using this eyeliner for about two months now and I'm still in love!

I bought this at the same time as the eyeliner and I love it! At first I was using it on it's own (which is beautiful), but I finally started experimenting with it and it's so easy to create new looks with!

I'm actually still reading this book, but I'm already halfway through and I just started reading it. So far I'm loving it, and this is definitely my favorite book of the month.

I watched this movie a few weeks ago and it was great! I loved the movie so much that I just picked up the book and so far it seems like they didn't stray from the book too much.

What have you been loving this month? Let me know below!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Weekly Inspiration

Stand your ground and don't allow yourself to be intimidated. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Links to Love

Hello Lovelies!
I hope you all had a great week, my week was very interesting at work, VERY interesting! I had moments where I wanted to quit and just go home, but I made it through the week and I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of it!

Sadly, I have to work this weekend and next weekend, but I had Yesterday off, so I'm okay with it. Thankfully my schedule for next week is super simple, the week after is insane, so hopefully I can make it out alive!

Anyway, here's this week's Links to Love!

That's it for this week, I hope you all have a great weekend!
What links have you been loving this week? Let me know below!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Little White Dresses for Summer

Hello Lovelies!
It's been a while since I last did a fashion post and I really want to get back into it, so today I decided to share with you some dresses I've found recently!

I'm sorry that my pictures are blurry, for some reason my Polyvore hasn't been publishing pictures right, I tried to edit them, but it just wasn't happening.

Also, it wasn't intentional, but somehow all 9 dresses in this post are under $50!

That's it for today, I hope you all enjoyed it!
Which dress is your favorite?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015

Hello lovelies!
Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's theme: Top 10 Books On My TBR For Summer 2015.
I actually have an ARC of this book and I plan on reading after I finish the book I'm reading right now! From the reviews I've read it looks like it's going to be a good one 
(P.S. It releases on June 30, so go buy it!)

I REALLY want to read this one, I don't have it yet, but I think I'm going to order it later this week!

Normally I'm not interested in classics, but I really want to read this one.

I put this on my TBR a few months ago and forgot about it until a few days ago when I saw a book review on bloglovin'. 

Johanna Lindsey // Stormy Persuasion
I just bought this book and it's sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read, I LOVE the Malory-Anderson Family series and I'm so excited to read this one!

Suzanne Collins // The Hunger Games
I've watched all the movies and now I really want to read the books. I keep saying I'm going to read them, but books are expensive and I just haven't taken the time to buy them yet.

Katee Robert // The Marriage Contract
I think I'm really going to like this one. I first saw it on Netgalley and requested it as ARC, but they had already filled their quota, but I still want to read it, and so I'm going to order it as soon as I get my new debit card in the mail!

Emma Healey // Elizabeth Is Missing
I've been wanting to read this book for about a year and now that I'm working I can afford to spend a little more on books!

Angelina Jameson // A Lady's Addiction
I used to read historical romance all the time, but here lately I've been leaning towards romantic suspense novels. Recently as I was going through my Bloglovin' feed I noticed a review on this book and it seems like something I would like so I added it to my TBR on GoodReads!

Fred Caldwell // Flying Your Business: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit
Last week I was on Twitter and I saw someone tweet about this book and it looks like it would be an awesome read.

So that's it for my Summer 2015 TBR list! Tomorrow I have something a little different for you, so don't forget to check back for that!
What's on your TBR this summer? Let me know below!

Monday, June 15, 2015

June Playlist

Hello Lovelies!
I hope you all had a great weekend, I had to work yesterday, but I did get Saturday off. I got to see my chiropractor and I was planning on going to the theater to wat San Andreas, but when we got there it wasn't playing. So instead we came home and watched American Sniper, all I'm gonna say is if you haven't watched it yet, go watch it, it was so good!

This month I've mostly been listening to older music, there's been a few new songs I like, but I didn't like them enough to include them on this playlist!
Here's this months playlist!
Bryan Adams // Here I Am
Sia // Titanium
Keith Urban // For You
Katy Perry Firework
The Script // Hall of Fame
Kanye // Stronger
Shakira // Hips Don't Lie
Demi Lovato // Got Dynamite
Taylor Swift // Bad Blood
Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester // Good Girls Go Bad

I think there's a little theme going on here, what do you think?

Anyway, that's it for this month's playlist, I hope you're Monday is a good one!
What songs have you been listening to this month? Let me know below!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Weekly Inspiration

Character is who you are under pressure, not who you are when everything is fine.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Links to Love

Hello Lovelies!
This week was exhausting, but I accomplished so much, and I feel really good about everything that I did. I'm sorry this post is up a day later than usual, I worked all week and I forgot to schedule this post.

Here are some of my favorite links that I've been loving this week!

That's it for today, I'll be back tomorrow with my Weekly Inspiration!
What links have you been loving? Let me know below!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book Review: Roxanne Snopek - The Millionaire Daddy Project

Hello lovelies!
Today I will be reviewing 'The Millionaire Daddy Project' by Roxanne Snopek, copy received from Netgalley via Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

'The Millionaire Daddy Project' is book number five in the Men of the Zodiac series. It is 214 pages long and it took me about four hours to read. It is available at Amazon (Kindle) for $2.99, and Barnes & Noble (NOOKBook) for $2.99.

Book Stats

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 214 Pages

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Release Date: May 12, 2015

Book Synopsis
Sign: Leo
He takes control...and gives all kinds of pleasure.

In the space of about a second, successful restaurateur Dane Bergman has gone from millionaire playboy to daddy. Now he's the sole guardian of a very adorable and willful four-year-old child, and he's counting on his executive assistant, Pamela Atwater, to save his ass. Even if it means bringing her along on a month-long ocean-side retreat...

Pamela Atwater prides herself on being the perfect assistant. Whatever Dane wants or needs, she's there--pretending to ignore Dane's golden charm and drop-dead gorgeousness. On vacation, however, Pamela sees a side of Dane she never imagined. And it's a side that tempts her to cross the line between professional and personal. But is one month enough time to prove to Dane that his perfect assistant might just be his perfect match?

What did I think? 4 Stars

Would I recommend it?
Yes, I would definitely recommend this book, I really enjoyed reading it and would happily read it again. I gave this book 4 stars because there was nothing I disliked about the book, but it also didn't completely wow me.

I like that this book wasn't too explicit, so don't let the synopsis fool you into thinking it is. I would say that this book is a sweet contemporary romance about second chances.

I was hooked from the very beginning, 'The Millionaire Daddy Project' is fast paced and has a very engaging plot. I like that the chemistry between the main characters was there from the beginning, it didn't just magically appear one day.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, the chemistry between the characters was believable, the plot was believable, and I didn't want to put the book down. I've never read anything by Roxanne Snopek, but after reading this book I plan on looking into more of her work and I'll let you know how that goes.

Thank you Entangled Publishing via Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!
Will you be buying this book? Let me know below!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pinterest Finds

Hello Lovelies!
 I've been on Pinterest a lot lately, and I'm definitely loving a lot of things I can't have because I'm a broke high school student. But we can all dream, right? Plus, I just started my new job Friday and I'll be getting my first paycheck June 18th!

Here are some of the things I've found that I'm loving!

1. Bookworm Boutique
I found this boutique on Pinterest and I'm in love!

2. The Weekly To Do List
I love the way this looks, and now that I'm working and going to school AND blogging I think this would really help me remember everything. Plus, it's only $3.50!

3. Summer Makeup Must Haves
I am NOT a summer girl at all, I hate the heat and I hate sweating, it's so gross! But, this article does have some good makeup recommendations for summer.

4. College Tips: Summer Classes
I decided to include this for any of you that might be taking summer classes this year!

That's it for today, I'll be back tomorrow with a book review!
What have you been loving on Pinterest?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Weekly Inspiration

"Stick to your morals. They will be put to the test, but I promise, it's the best way to go." 
- Josie Loren

In this day and age it's easy to give in to peer pressure and do things you don't want to do, but you shouldn't give in to it. Stand by your beliefs even if it means standing alone.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Links to Love

Hello Lovelies!
I hope you all had a great week! Today is going to be a busy day for me, I have to go first thing and get my ID updated, because at 12:30 I start my first Job!

Here's this weeks Links to Love!

That's it for today, I'll be back on Sunday!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Book Review: Leslie Kelly - Oh, Naughty Night

Today I will be reviewing 'Oh, Naughty Night' by Leslie Kelly, copy received from Netgalley via Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.

'Oh, Naught Night' is a romance novel, it is 224 pages long and it took me about three hours to read. It is available at Amazon (Kindle) for $2.99, and at Barnes & Noble (NOOKBook) $2.99.

Book Stats

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 224 Pages

Publisher: Harlequin

Release Date: October 21, 2014

Book Synopsis
Hot for the holidays!

Every Halloween party has its share of eye candy, and journalist Chaz Browning has just spotted a treat he can't resist -- a deliciously wicked witch with sparkly red hair and deep, dark eyes that promise all kinds of sexy tricks. She wants no names. No strings. Just a night of lust-filled magic.

The witch's mask may hide her face, but Lulu Vandenberg knows exactly who Chaz is. They spent most of their childhoods tormenting each other. So the moment Chaz touches her and everything turns to lust, Lulu knows she can never reveal her identity. But desire has a memory of its own, and Chaz has vowed to find his fantasy woman before the holidays end.

What did I think? 3 Stars

Would I recommend it?
If you want a fast-paced, quick read, with lots of sex, then yes I would recommend this book to you. If you're not into books with a lot of sex and sex talk, then you should probably pass this one up.

As for the characters, the chemistry between Lulu and Chaz is there from the very beginning, you can't miss it. I really enjoyed the secondary characters, I enjoyed the relationship between Lulu and Chaz's siblings.

Overall, it was an okay book, I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I've read other books by Leslie Kelly that I liked, so I would definitely read more of her work, and I would recommend you check out some of her other books.

Thank you Harlequin via Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!
Will you be buying this book? Let me know below!

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Goals

Hello Lovelies!
I hope you all had a great weekend! I can't believe it's already June, it feels like yesterday we were celebrating the new year, and now it's almost halfway gone! 
This month I'm focusing on finishing up as much schoolwork as I can, the last few months I haven't been able to stay on schedule because out internet sucks and I only have internet for two or three weeks out of the month. I'm really hoping that by the end of the month we'll have a new internet provider, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, regardless of what happens my main goal this month is to be productive and work as hard as I possibly can. School is still my main focus, but I'm also hoping to start working this month so I'm going to have to work on my time management once that happens.

Here's my goals for June!
Finish Vocabulary Studies Part 2.
I should be able to finish this by the end of next week, if my internet will work with me and not go out for days at a time like it has been here lately.

Finish College Prep Algebra II Part 1.
I just started this class so it's a long shot that I'll finish it this month, but I'm gonna try!

Start & Finish College Prep American Government.
I just got this class opened, but it looks like it's going to be a pretty easy class and I'm looking forward to getting it done and over with.

Start & Finish College Prep Economics.
This one also looks to be pretty easy.

Work on better time management.
I really need to work on this this month, since I have such terrible internet, I really need to find ways to spend my time more wisely than I have been.

Read 5 books.
Last month I didn't read that much, so this month I want to read more, I have so many ARCs that I need to read and I've decided I'm not allowing myself to request or accept any invitations for more ARCs till I get my current list read.

Lose 3 pounds.
I want to do a weight loss update later this month, I haven't done one at all this year, so I think it's time.

Find a job.
I'm really hoping to have a job by the end of the week, so fingers crossed!

Open a bank account.
As soon as I get my first check I'm opening a new bank account.