Monday, November 14, 2011

Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition

Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition

Get in Front of Top YA Editors and Agents with

ONLY the First 250 Words of Your YA Novel!
No query? No pitch? No problem!

Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, is hosting its Third Annual Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition for a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with one of New York's leading YA literary agents!

If you've written a novel for young adults or have an idea for one that you would like to write, we invite you to enter our contest. Simply submit only an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel.


The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks and receive a free, 10-week writing course, courtesy of Gotham Writers' Workshop, plus a collection of gourmet teas from

The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York's premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions by editors at Scholastic, Disney, Harlequin Teen, Random House, Viking, Roaring Brook Press, Sourcebooks, and Kimani Tru and receive a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.

The First 50 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks.
Enter to win at Hurry contest ends November 30, 2011

**I was not paid to post this.**

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

She's trading in her luxe lifestyle and heading for Wyoming...

In the wake of a nasty divorce and with her ex's vicious cronies hot on her heels, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming in search of an old friend.  But her high school pal Chase Caldwell has changed, hardened by bitterness and loss.  He's considerably less than thrilled to see the girl that broke his heart - especially when Lacey turns up on his door step asking for help.

As the two grapple with the ruins of their former friendship, a brand new, surprising attraction ignites.  Lacey is boldly beginning to create a new life for herself.  And, Chase has to admit, he's rather be part of that life than be left out in the cold alone... description taken from back cover.

I love these types of plots!  Guy likes girl.  Girl never knows.  Girl falls for guy down the road.  I especially like them when the guy is rough around the edges, like Chase is with his hardened heart.

I liked Lacey's character (as well as Chase's). They were well written and I enjoyed reading them and about their romance.  And, of course, I liked the drama!  Lacey had been a trophy wife and had never been able to go after the goals she had made when younger.  Chase's family had gotten cheated out of their farm by Lacey's husband (now ex-husband).  Lacey's ex's vicious minions are after her as well.  All of this made for good drama.

The romance was very cute, but I don't want to give too much away, so I'm just going to say that I very much enjoyed it.  The book was great, and it will be a good re-read that will be waiting on the shelf for me.

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: The Highlander's Heart by Amander Forester

Lady Isabelle escapes her murderous English husband only to be abducted by a Highland warrior and held for ransom. Her determination to break free from captivity is exceeded only by the passion growing between her and the Highland Laird. David Campbell plans to hold Isabelle for ransom as an easy way to line his pockets and return her back where she belongs, but he is unprepared for a feisty English lass with a penchant for finding trouble. Caught between rival clans bent on claiming the throne of Scotland, Campbell must choose a side, and a bride. Standing on the brink of war, Isabelle may be his only hope to save his clan, and his heart. description taken from here.

This is the 2nd book in Amanda Forester's Highlanders series.  The first is called The Highlander's Sword, and the 3rd book in the series called True Highland Spirit will be coming out in March of 2012.

Lady Isabelle was wed to a mean older man, and now she is trying to get an annulment.  She starts her journey here, running from her husband, only to find out that she can't hide out at her uncle's because he is now dead, and then be captured by a highland brute.  Of course, we all know that heroins (as well as us, the readers) always fall for the brute, especially if they have a Scottish accent. 

I thought the book was great.  My attention was held the entire time, and I had some trouble putting the book down (which is not good for my sleeping habits!).  The mix between romance and drama/action was awesome and I think it is pretty safe to safe that I loved this book.  It doesn't hurt that the cover is pretty too though, does it?    ; )

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Embrace the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

They were driven apart by a timeless secret...

Cody MacBain let the woman of his destiny slip away.  A member of an ancient clan of Scottish warriors, he grew up beside Shay Logan as her secret protector, but his heart compelled him to be more.  Until Shay's true identity was revealed, and the fated pair's chance was gone...

But danger will drive them back into each other's arms...

Shay fell for the boy next door, suspecting nothing of the ancient secret he guarded.  After what appeared to be a stinging betrayal, she's tried to banish memories of her first love.  However, the machinations of the sinister demon that left her for dead will force her to confront her past head on.

Now she must learn to embrace her warrior nature, and the warrior who has always watched over her, in order to turn back a tide of unspeakable evil...     description taken from back blurb.

~ ~Here is another little blurb of the book, this one taken from Anita Clenney's website to even further entice you:

When the powerful demon that left Shay for dead discovers her empty grave, he comes seeking retribution, believing she possesses an ancient book he has sought for centuries. Knowing she can’t fight the demon alone, Shay returns to her clan and the Scottish Warrior who betrayed her…the only man she’s ever loved, where she discovers that betrayal isn’t always what it seems. Sometimes it’s far worse.

This was a great book!  The characters were well developed and are very likable.  There was a lot of great detail throughout the book, as well as filled with bunches of excitement and romance.  I had a hard time putting this book down to do anything else during my day (I never wanted the book to end!).

I really liked that along with men being warriors in the book, there are women warriors as well.  It was a refreshing change.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series!

The first book in the series is called Awaken the Highland Warrior, and you can click here to read my review.

The 3rd book in the series is Unleash The Highland Warrior  (coming Spring 2012)

Here is a blurb of it from the author's website:

A talisman belonging to Tavis Connor’s brother is the only weapon powerful enough to kill the demon hell-bent on stealing the clan’s Book of Battles so he can destroy the world. But the talisman has been locked in a time vault with Tavis’s brother and won’t open for 150 years. In desperation, the Scottish warrior breaks the clan’s sacred rules and uses another time vault to travel forward so he can protect the book and rescue his brother, or if he’s dead, finish his quest. But when Tavis finally wakes in modern-day New York, he discovers he’s the one in need of help. Anna MacKinley has been searching for her clan’s Book of Battles which has been missing for 150 years, but instead she finds a warrior with no memories who claims he’s come to save the world.

I deem this book recommendable!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Tempted by Elisabeth Naughton

DEMETRIUS - He's the hulking, brooding warrior even his fellow Guardians avoid.  Too dark.  Too damaged.  And given his heritage, he knows it's best to keep everyone at arm's length.

Isadora is missing.  The words pound through his head like a frantic drumbeat.  For her own protection, Demetruis did all he could to avoid the fragile princess, his soul mate.  And now she's gone - kidnapped.  To get her back, he'll have to go to the black place in his soul he's always shunned.

As daemons ravage the human realm and his loyalty ti the Guardians is put to the ultimate test, Demetrius realizes that Isadora is stronger than anyone thought.  And finally letting her into his heart may be the only way to save them both.  taken from the back cover.

I really liked TEMPTED.  The characters were like able and well developed.  The romance was very cute, and the plot had action and some shockers that kept me reading.  It was a really good story line if I do say so myself.  Demetrius likes Isadora, his soul mate, but he needs to keep her at arm's length so he is mean to her to keep her away.  Isadora thinks he hates her, but when he starts to show his sweet side she starts to fall for the big guy.  This is one of those plots that I love, that I will always love, the kind that I will always have a soft side for.  Anywho, I really liked the book, that's what I'm trying to say here.

TEMPTED is the 3rd book in the series called Eternal Guardians.  The 1st is Marked and the 2nd is Entwined.  You can check out those books some more at Naughton's website-

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Friday, July 8, 2011

Free Ebooks from Sourcebooks!

Sourcebooks has more promotions going on, which means FREE Ebooks for us!

You can always grab them through the Sourcebooks website:

However, it is easier for me to grab them through amazon, which also has Soucebook's promotions, so for while you can always click the link above to download the books via Soucebooks' website, I will also include the links for other's convenience.

Mistress' House by Leigh Michaels

Never A Bride by Amelia Grey

Kiss At Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe

Lady Of Hay by Barbara Erskine

The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

Happy Reading!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Review: Demons Prefer Blonds by Sidney Ayers


Rafe Deleon is a senior demon and he resents like hell his assignment to Earth to retrieve the Chest of the Damned before it falls into the wrong hands. But then he meets beautiful, intriguing succubus Lucy Gregory and she's just unleashed a whole load of trouble...


Lucy's chic suburban beauty salon has suddenly become the Underworld's center of mass chaos and destruction. The only good thing in a day going rapidly down the tubes is the arrival of a gorgeous demon who's adamant that he can help her...

But Lucy has quite a few deeply unpleasant--not to mention deadly and hateful--surprises ahead of her, and surely there's never been a worse time to try out a new boyfriend... description taken from here.

It hit the shelves June 1st and checking amazon, I noticed that in paperback there are only 9 left at the moment!

When beautiful half-succubus Lucy Gregory's antique chest unleashes a Pandora's box of demonic activity in a suburban beauty salon, brooding demon Rafe arrives to run damage control.  He's darkly sexy and everything she's avoided- icy and reserved -but that only adds to his mysterious appeal.  Being a demon, he knows he should be able to resist Lucy's charms, but his resistance is slipping at the worst moment.  And Lucy has no idea of the power she possesses...

However, when an evil demon arrives to stake his claim, Rafe is determined to protect Lucy, who'd rather go into battle with guns blazing and daggers zinging.  Sparks fly as they fight their growing attraction, but will they admit they need each other before it's too late?  *description taken from Sourcebooks reviewer handout.*

Demons Prefer Blonds was really cute.  It was fun and entertaining, there weren't any boring parts.  I very much enjoyed it.  I'm sure you already read the bold print above, but as of right now there are only 9 paperback copies available to order on  You can get the Kindle edition, of course; as well as many other sellers and Sourcebooks themselves.  But I am pointing out amazon's sells to offer the fact that this book is selling fast!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Heart Of The Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

It's a matter of pride...

Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she's working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places...

And a matter of pleasure...

Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is-she's sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he's the perfect hero... **description taken from the back of the book.**


I absolutely love Terry Spear's wolf romances, they are all wonderful, well written, and easy to fall in love with.

Heart Of The Highland Wolf is no exception to my love of Spear's books.  It is as wonderful as the rest.  Heart Of The Highland Wolf is actually the 7th book in the wolf series by Spear.  To see all of the books listed in order, click here (it will take you to the author's web page).

The book started out with some action - it really took you by the seat and made you stay focused and right in the book.  The action stayed for a bit, then it turned humorous and very cute; that being just the very beginning.  Throughout the book, there was a lot of cute and funny moments, the action being mixed in just right to really keep your attention and your emotions empathetic.

I really enjoyed the book from start to finish.  Spear is one of those authors that you know if you pick up one of her books, you will not be disappointed.

Heart Of The Highland Wolf hit the shelves June 1st, so if you want to read it, you don't have to wait for it's pub. date!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Virgin by Cheryl Brooks

Virgin is the 7th book in the Cat Star Chronicals Series!


He's never met anyone who made him purr...

Starship pilot Dax never encountered a woman he wanted badly enough.  Until he meets Ava Karon...

And he'll never give his body without giving his heart...

Dax is happy to take Ava back to her home planet, until he finds out she's returning to an old boyfriend...

As their journey together turns into a quest neither expected, Ava would give herself to Dax in a heartbeat.  Except he doesn't know the first thing about seducing a woman...  **description taken from back cover.**


I have read 3 of Brooks' books from the Cat Star Series; although I have not read a single one in the correct order (but you don't really need to).  I have loved every one of them.  I first read Hero, the 6th book in the series (which I also reviewed for Sourcebooks- you can read my review of Hero here.)  Then I read Slave, the first book in the series; and then I read this book right here that I am now reviewing for you, Virgin.  (I also just got OUTCAST the 4th book in the series (which I have yet to read) for free on my Kindle thanks to a Sourcebooks promotion!  Hurry & go to my Free Ebooks post that I wrote just a few days past and see if you can still get those 6 FREE eBooks!

I love these books.  I think I mentioned in the HERO review that this series is about aliens and space traveling.  That is just not my cup of tea for books.  Normally, I cannot get into those types of books, they just bore me.  This is not the case with this series; the books are so well written, the characters are wonderful, the sex scenes are fantastic, the action and humor is there and wicked.  I simply adore these books.

Virgin hit the shelves June 1st so the book is available to you all now!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Free Ebooks!

FREE Ebooks from the amazing Sourcebooks!  (I just love them, they are always having great promotions).

The Free Ebooks are:

I already downloaded all of them all via (which is easiest for me because I have a Kindle) although you can also download them from the

Sourcebooks website

 Barnes & Noble



All Romance ebooks




Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review: Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys

Just a few real facts I would like to toss out first:

Dracula. Most know this name because of the famous book written by Bram Stoker. However, the man was not a made up being. No, he was not a vampire; though he was considered bloodthirsty. The real man, Vlad III Prince of Wallachia, ruled mostly from 1456 to 1462. He was known as Vlad the Impaler. Why was he considered such a name? Like I already mentioned the man was bloodthirsty. He was known to kill by impaling his 'victims' (they were at war so you can't really call them victims, just the other side of the war). Vlad would impale by inserting a sharpened pole into the bottom of the body and leaving the pole at such an angle that the pole would slowly fully impale the person until he died.

This sounds extremely vicious and gross, I know. But just keep in mind that this was in the 1450s, which was a very long time ago where people were well... different. Vlad might have been more bloodthirsty than most, but that may never be solved, for many cases may never have been documented.

Ok, now that I have spilt my 'knowledge' at you so you have a bit of background information, we shall go on to the review of the book.


For some reason I thought the book was a biography of Vladimir the Impaler's life. I was looking forward to reading it. I had previously watched on the history channel a series on the real Dracula. It was interesting and as I said I was looking forward to reading more about him.

However, the book is not a biography on Vladimir. No, it is a story with some 'facts' about the real man. The novel "is a reinterpretation of the 'facts' that led history to remember Vlad Dracula as a monster".

That said, while I was not as excited with this change in the tide, I still continued to read the book. I was not overly happy with it, but it was an ok read. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but it wasn't too bad.

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: Murder Takes The Cake by Gayle Trent

A routine cake delivery becomes a culinary nightmare when a small-town baker discovers her first client’s dead body in this irresistible new mystery series.

It’ll take more than a little sugar to convince folks Daphne Martin’s freshly baked spice cake was not to blame for the mysterious death of town gossip Yodel Watson. Getting her new cake decorating business, Daphne’s Delectable Cakes, off the ground is hard enough now that Daphne’s moved back to her southern Virginia hometown, but orders have been even slower since she found Yodel’s body. She soon realizes, however, that just about everybody in town had a reason to poison the cantankerous busybody, from the philandering pet shop owner, to Yodel’s church potluck nemesis, to the Save-A-Buck’s cranky produce manager-turned-bagger. Now, to help prove she’s no confectionery killer, Daphne recruits her old flame, Ben Jacobs, editor of the local newspaper, and quickly stirs up a long-hidden family scandal that just might hold the secret ingredient she needs to solve the case. All she’s got to do is roll up her sleeves and get her hands a little dirty before the real culprit decides that taking sweet revenge on Daphne will be icing on the cake. (Details taken from the back of the book.)

Murder Takes The Cake is written in first-person narration, which isn't my favorite angle, but that's ok, I've worked with it fine before.  There were times when I thought to myself though, 'wow I am really getting bored'.  There were some moments though that picked up some.

There was quite a bit of time spent going on about making cakes and references to cakes.  That's just fine and dandy if you want to talk of them for a moment or two throughout the book; the woman is supposed to have a cake business after all.  However, I was bored with all of the references and the time spent of the cakes.  The one thing I liked though about the whole cake processes is that at the end of the book, Trent gives you a few of the recipes that her character makes.  And, you can get more of her recipes on her website, which is nice.

The story line was rather skeletal and blah.  It definitely could have been spiced up to give it some life.  The suspense was lacking (this is supposed to be a mystery, cozy or not!)  As far as the murder case that Daphne is suppose to solve, well, there really wasn't much of a case.  The 'mystery' lacked the tension, the 'oh what will happen next', it lacked drama as well, something a good mystery should obtain. 

Characters were ok, nothing too special.  There was some unexplained bits though.  Like why some of Daphne's odder neighbors had their quirky traits, and why did Daphne have a strained relationship with her mom?  These are just a few examples to let you understand what I mean when I say this.

Overall- I cannot give this book praise.  It lacked quite a bit and needs a major facelift.  Although, I do like the cover, it's cute.
Rating- Don't Bother

**I was sent a free copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review.  All opinions are my own.  I was not paid to write this review.**

Friday, May 6, 2011

Free Ebooks!

Sourcebooks is having another awesome promotion with some FREE ebooks!

You can download them via Kindle, Borders, Sony Ereader, Nook and many more..

You can go to the main page for Sourcebooks to see all the promotion info.

Some of the FREE ebooks are:

One Lucky Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
SEALed with a Kiss by Mary Marget Daughtridge
Secret in Salem by Sheri Anderson

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Review: Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette

I was at Sephora the other day (I swear I'm always there) and I was looking for something new.  And, I found the most gorgeous palette, the Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette.  Now, this link takes you to the Sephora page, but you can get it other places.  For example, I know Ulta also carries Smashbox products.

Palette is $48

Anyways, onto this gorgeous eye shadow palette...

The colors are (I'm reading them from  top left to right and then down to top left to  -->)

Nectar  (matte)
Vanilla  (matte)
Lucky Penny
Stone  (matte)
Nude  (matte)

The brown rectangle on the left is Bronze Liner (a cream liner) and on the right is Taupe Liner (also cream).

The brush that comes with the set is actually good, which I was surprised about because usually they are awful and cheap.  As you can (hopefully) see from the picture, the brush is double sided, one side a soft fluffy brush and the other (which I am actually crazy about) is a really good liner brush.  For a thicker looking brush, it actually creates a perfect thin clean line.

The kit also has a mirror on the top of the case (the case is magnetized to hold it together).

A small tube of Photo Finish Lid Primer also is included, which I am wearing today and my makeup has not budged.

Ok, onto the colors, which I am sure you are waiting to hear about:

They go on smooth, are soft and pick up easily, yet are well pressed.  I mentioned next to the colors above which of the shadows were matte.  The others are satin except for Flirt which is a shimmer shadow.

I LOVE the colors!  They are colors that I can wear as "natural" colors, yet still be able to play them up.  As far as the liners go, I adore those colors too, although the Taupe is definitely my favorite; it is a perfect color to make smoky eyes with.

So, would I recommend?  Yes!  Although, I would actually recommend all of Smashboxes products, they are a really great brand.

**I was not paid for this review.  I purchased the mentioned items with my own money.  I wrote this review to share my honest opinion with the public.**

Friday, April 8, 2011

FREE eBooks!!!

Sourcebooks is having an awesome promo for THIS WEEK ONLY:

Backstage Pass by Oliva Cunning (I LOVE this book girlies!!!) Just click the link and it will take you to the webpage for the ebook.

50 Ways To Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom  Just click the link and it will take you to the webpage for the ebook.

I personally downloaded both.  While I already have the paper version of Backstage Pass, I wanted the e-version too so I can always have it on me for whenever I am having a Sinner's withdrawl ;)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Free Ebooks!

Sourcebooks is having a great promotion right now for their ebooks!  They are offering 4 ebooks for FREE where ever their ebooks are sold (their website, amazon, etc.)  You can check out the ebooks here if you are interested.  I myself was rushing to click download on one very cute sounding book in particular...  : )

**I was not paid to post this.  My opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.**

Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: The Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen

Twelve years in prison has stripped him of his humanity...

Armand, Comte de Valère has lost the ability to interact with polite society, until his family hires him a beautiful tutor, and he starts to come alive again...

Saving him is her only chance to escape a terrible fate...

Felicity Bennett vows she'll do whatever it takes to help Armand fight back the demons that have held him captive for so long...

With Felicity's help, Armand begins to heal, until a buried secret threatens to destroy their growing passion... description taken from here.

I loved this book!  I actually did not know that this is the 2nd book in Galen's series.  Apparently the first book is The Making Of A Duchess, which I will definitely be getting my hands on very soon.  That said, you can easily read the book as a stand alone book without getting lost.

The plot was simply beautiful and the characters were great.  I love how much personality Galen put in each of her characters.  In just the one book I felt like I already knew the whole family.  The book was simply great, and I really do not want to say any more about it because I don't want to spoil anything for those of you who have yet to read it. 

But, for those of you who are wondering what the book is about, I will say this: 

Poor Armand who was once basically French royalty, was separated from his family as a young child and endured things no one should have to go through.  He learned that the only thing that could save him was not speaking.  Finally rescued as an adult by his older brother, he is now trying to get back in the swing of things (like wearing clothes and having manners, etc).  Needing some help though, Felicity enters the picture.

Felicity is in a tough situation.  Actually, she's stuck in a really bad engagement proposal, but unless she wants to ruin her reputation and never marry (then becoming the family burden), she has to pay her fiance off, which is why she took the much needed job as a governess.

And there our story begins..  : )

**I received an ARC of this book in order to write a real and honest review.  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.  I did not get paid for posting this.**

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review: Crazy Dog Tees

Crazy Dog T-shirts is the number one source online for funny t shirts and vintage shirts that help you stand out and get noticed. Founded in 2004 the t-shirt empire offers custom shirts in Rochester, NY. They provide customers with a variety of cool t-shirts and crazy shirts. Featuring both creative original concepts and popular licensed designs. Looking for a funny t shirt? They have hundreds of funny shirts which you won't want to miss!

Some of you might have seen (a long while back) a review I did for Crazy Dog Tees. I love their shirts, they are so comfy and made of a great quality. One of the best things about them is that when they say "girl shirts", they don't mean 'uni sex shirts' (you know the ones with the box-y fit and longer sleeves that make you feel sloppy?), they mean actual women's shirts.

Nacho Mama Tees is the sister site to Crazy Dog Tees.

When Pete asked me to a review for Crazy Dog, I knew I was going to have a hard time picking out a shirt to review.  They have such a nice variety of sayings that they put on their t-shirts.  In the end though, I ended up choosing the "New Mexico TShirt", which is priced at $14.95.

Now, I got the shirt in a women's XL, but I want to make something clear (and I said this in my other review too, because since Crazy Dog and Nacho Mama are sister sites, they use the exact same sizing).  It is not women's sizes, per say, more like teen sizes.  You will know what I mean if you have ever tryed on a shirt from the actual women's department and another from the Juniors (or teen) department.  While in teens you might wear an XL, in women's you might wear a medium.  So, if you are wanting to order a shirt from them, but you normally wear an XL in the women's department (NOT teens!) I would recommend looking for the plus sizes, or if they do not have them, the men's sizes.  Again, this is just what I would recommend, but use your own judgement.
The shirt is really comfortable, but there is not a whole lot of stretch to it.  There is a pro and a con to the lack of stretch.  PRO- the shirt doesn't stretch out / lose its shape.  CON- if you order a size too small, the shirt will not stretch enough to fit.  So, be careful on the size when ordering!

**I received a free shirt in order to write a real and honest review. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated. I did not get paid for posting this.**

Review: Nacho Mama Tees

Nacho Mama Tees has some of the best offensive t shirts around. Founded in 2004 the t-shirt giant offers funny shirts which include chuck norris shirts, hangover t shirts and zombie tshirts. They provide a variety of funny t shirts and crazy shirts. With new mens vintage tees and great movie t shirts you are sure to find one you will fall in love with!

Pete contacted me about doing another review, and, of course, I jumped at it.  I got to pick out the shirt I wanted to review, and I chose the "Recycle Shirt", which is priced at $16.99.

Now, I got the shirt in a women's XL, but I want to make something clear.  It is not women's sizes, per say, more like teen sizes.  You will know what I mean if you have ever tryed on a shirt from the actual women's department and another from the Juniors (or teen) department.  While in teens you might wear an XL, in women's you might wear a medium.  So, if you are wanting to order a shirt from them, but you normally wear an XL in the women's department (NOT teens!) I would recommend looking for the plus sizes, or if they do not have them, the men's sizes.  Again, this is just what I would recommend, but use your own judgement.  Below I will put a size chart that the company goes by...

The shirt is nice and soft.  The quality is great, which you can see right away by the way the shirt isn't see-through thin.  It seems most white shirts now-a-days need to be worn with an undershirt, but with this shirt, that is not the case.  It is able to be worn without worry that people can see-through it, yet is not so thick to make to get warm throughout the day.

I like Nacho Mama Tees because they offer shirts that you really can't find anywhere else.  If you go shopping at a department store, or the mall, you can't find these funny sayings on their shirts.  Sure, some shirts have funny sayings, but Nacho Mama offers unique shirts that you can't find anywhere else. 

**I received a free shirt in order to write a real and honest review.  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.  I did not get paid for posting this.**

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review: Buxom Lip Glosses

Before I start my review I just wanted to apologise for not writing too much the last few months.  I have been so busy with life in general that I feel like I just cannot catch up at times.  I am going to try to get some more reviews out soon, but I can't promise anything because the new college semester is starting up again for me on Monday already.  But, thank you to everyone who has be patient and to everyone who follows my blog!

  I love Buxom.  They are a part of Bare Minerals, but are a separate line/brand.  I started out last winter getting the Sailor Collection, which is 4 mini glosses, just like the one to the left.  Since then, I have purchased 5 full size glosses and the Rock Star Collection, which is what you see to the left.

Types of Buxom
There are 2 different types of Buxom.  Sheer and Full Coverage.  The sheer has the perfect amount of coverage and the Full Coverage is more like a glossy lip stick, though it is in gloss form.  Also, the Sheer colors have doe foot applicators (those form tips) and the Full Coverage glosses have actual lip brushes for wands.
About the Plumping Effect
They are a plumping gloss, however they DO NOT burn.  They give a cooling sensation which actually feels really nice.  I don't know if they really do plump.  I say that because I've heard that they work for some people yet not others.  I do feel that my lips look bigger when wearing my Buxom, however, I feel that it is because of their glossy and shimmering effects, not due to actual plumping.

The Colors
The colors in the Rock Star collection are wonderful.    Julie is a gorgeous light pink, more like an extension of your lips that just helps to amplify your natural color.  Blanche is a light nude color.  It goes on pretty clear but with great glitter and shine.  Gabby is gorgeous!  It looks pretty dark in the tube, but trust me, it's lighter than it looks.  I'm very pale so dark colors are generally a no-no for me (they wash me out), but Gabby is the perfect coppery red.  Remember, the color is sheer, so while it is a nice coverage of color, it isn't as dark as it looks.  Gabby has great red sparkles in it.  Tanya is a beautiful peppy pink.  Just a light layer of Tayna is needed because the color is so hyper, but it is gorgeous (and a great color for young teens!)THE BUXOM COLLECTIONS ARE LIMITED EDITION SO GET THEM NOW IF YOU WANT THEM!

Full size colors I have would include...  ALL OF THE FULL SIZE ARE ON BUXOM'S PERMENT LINE.
Isabella which is a perfect bronzy-nude (especially for summer time!) Isabella is a Sheer Color.  Roxanne is a Full Coverage gloss and it is a great red.  It has bits of broze in it with shimmer and the shine is outragous! Destiny (Sheer Color) is my color.  There is no other way to explain it, it was as if it was made for me!  It is a corally pink with gold and bits of light green shimmer (though you cannot tell it is green unless you have a trained eye for this).  It is simply the perfect year round color. Clair (Sheer Color) is a gorgeous light mauve. It is like an extention of the lips, it has coverage, but the color is so close to the natural color, that it only amplifies nature's beauty.  Clair also is part of the diamond collection, so the shimmer in it is seriously amazing. Carmen (Full Coverage) is the darkest buxom I own.  It is purple.  I cannot lie.  My little sister actually got it for me and I couldn't take it back simply for that fact.  Put on very lightly, it is pretty, but defintly not a color for me (I'm too pale!).

Full size is 0.15 fl oz. and prices at $18 each
Mini size is 0.07 fl oz. and can only be purchased in sets.  Prices usually sit at around $38-42

**I bought all the mentioned with my own money (except the one my sister got me!).  I did not get paid for this review.  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.**