Amara Organics Trio Giveaway

Amara Organics is giving away a trio of their products to 25 people!! The products are Vitamin C Serum, Total Repair Eye Gel, and Retinol Serum (total value of $57.85). I reviewed the Vitamin C Serum here. The giveaway ends 11 days from today and is US only.

You can learn more about each product here:

Vitamin C Serum

Total Repair Eye Gel

Retinol Serum

Go HERE to enter the giveaway. Good luck!!

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum — [REVIEW]

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum for Face with Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid

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What is it?

Enjoy radiant, youthful skin again with our potent blend of ingredients, professionally formulated using the highest quality Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid available.

Forget the facelift, lasers, and chemical peels! Vitamin C has been shown to be just as effective at reversing the effects of time and environmental damage to the skin.

Notice brighter, smoother skin after your first use of our Vitamin C Serum. As the serum penetrates deep into your skin, you can feel confident knowing you are reversing skin aging and preventing further damage at the same time.

You deserve to have young, beautiful skin at any age, and now you can!

How does it work?

The Anti-Aging Power Of Vitamin C

Our Vitamin C Serum replenishes your skin’s vitamin C levels to give you these benefits:

-Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin’s natural elasticity and counteract fine lines and wrinkles

-Powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals to reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke

-Protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, discoloration, and fine lines

-Improves skin texture to give you a smoother, brighter complexion

-Combined with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra powerful anti-aging effects

What’s in it?

Natural, Vegan, & Cruelty-Free

We use only the best, natural plant-based ingredients available, with no parabens, no alcohol, and no animal testing. Made in the USA.

Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

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How is it used?

Wash and pat skin dry. If using toner, apply toner first. Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to entire face, neck, and décolletage. Allow to dry. Follow with a moisturizer. Can be used daily, morning or night.

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Who is Amara Organics?

We are a small, family-owned business dedicated to providing quality products and excellent customer service. Our customers are our top priority. All our products are backed up by a hassle free 365-day money back guarantee (no returns necessary). We follow up personally on every purchase and are always available to answer questions or address any concerns our customers may have. We enjoy connecting with our customers on a personal level to get their feedback and suggestions on our products.

Does it work?

Amara Organics is the latest in a series of Vitamin C Serums I’ve been trying. It comes in a slim white box with the green & pink Amara Organics logo on it. Inside the box is a dark bottle with a medicine dropper, which is one of my preferred packaging methods for serums (the other being a bottle with a pump). The dropper ensures the serum stays clean and free of bacteria that may transfer if you were digging cream/serum out of a pot. The dark brown bottle protects the serum from light. Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum does not have a fragrance. I prefer a fresh citrusy scent (I’m looking at you, Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum!!), but fragrance free is the next best thing. The serum has a good consistency and feels nice going on the face. It’s easy to spread, and a little goes a long way. I noticed positive results when using this serum–my skin appeared brighter, healthier, and smoother. This (1 oz) bottle lasted me around 3 weeks, & I used it morning and night. If you use a separate night serum, you could probably get a good 2 months use out of 1 bottle of Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum. While it’s not my favorite serum, it holds steady in the top 5 of my list. It’s much cheaper than my personal favorite (Murad), and if you like fragrance free products, this is the serum for you. The company seems to have great customer service as well. Not only do they offer a money back guarantee, but I received an email from the company when my product shipped from Amazon. The email included directions for using the product and a way to get in touch with questions or problems. I also received a follow-up email about a month later asking for direct feedback. It’s impressive that the co-founder of the company is so involved and customer-centric! Amara Organics has made a good impression on me, and I’ll likely try more of their products in the future. Highly recommended!! (I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)

Where do I get it?

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum is available on the company’s website (currently $19.95) and on Amazon (currently $17.95 with Prime shipping).

*I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.

How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck — Review & Giveaway!!

How to Catch a Prince

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Synopsis:

She caught her prince once. Can she catch him again?

American heiress Corina Del Rey’s life was devastated by war. Every thing she loved was lost. But after five years of grief, she’s shed her grave clothes and started over in the sunshine along the Florida coast.

But some things are not so easily forgotten. When a secret from her past confronts her face to face, she realizes she must follow her heart. Even if it cost her everything.

Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom is a former Royal Air Command lieutenant turned star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life after the devastation of war.
When his brother, King Nathaniel, discovers Stephen’s pre war secret, he must deal with an aspect of his life he longed to forget. But how can he do so without exposing the truth and breaching national security?

Yet, true love has a destiny all it’s own. As the cathedral bells peal through Cathedral City, Corina and Stephen must chose to answer the call of love on their hearts.
Or let it be lost forever?

My Thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed Rachel Hauck’s newest royal novel. How to Catch a Prince is the third book in the Royal Wedding Series, but it can be read as a standalone novel. I’ve yet to read the first 2 books in the series (Once Upon a Prince Princess Ever After), but they’ve definitely made my To-Be-Read list! Hauck is the author of one of my favorite books, Love Starts with Elle, so I had high hopes for How to Catch a Prince. The story feels authentic, contemporary, and realistic with a touch of fairy tale magic. Hauck’s descriptions of Cathedral City instantly transported me to a world of majestic architecture and had my mouth watering for those famous puffs. The book is surprisingly unpredictable, which seems to be rare these days. I very much enjoyed getting to know Stephen and Corina, and the addition of Brill & Adelaide (I’m being vague to avoid spoilers!) was both surprising and perfect for the story. They add an additional layer of emotional depth and an element of faith to How to Catch a Prince. Hauck invokes just the right amount of humor to balance out the serious side of the story. Reading How to Catch a Prince is time well spent. Highly recommended for fans of inspirational fiction, contemporary romance, and royal romance.

Favorite Quotes:

Love had a way of making a girl empty herself. -page 101

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Royal Giveaway:

Catch Prince Rachel Hauck

About the Author:

 Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets.
Find Rachel online: website, Facebook, Twitter

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh — Review

Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh

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Synopsis:

Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she’s poured everything into dreams of expansion . . . and resisting the matchmaking efforts of the Valentine Volunteers, who gather in her store to continue Loves Park’s tradition of stamping mail with the city’s romantic postmark.

When Abigail is unwillingly drafted into the Volunteers, she encounters the paper hearts, a distraction that couldn’t come at a worse time. A hard-to-read doctor has become Abigail’s new landlord, and he’s threatening to end her lease to expand his practice.

As she fights a growing attraction to this handsome man crushing her dreams, Abigail is inspired to string the hearts in her store, sparking a citywide infatuation with the artsy trend. But when a new batch of hearts reaches the Volunteers, it appears something tragic has happened to the couple. Will uncovering their story confirm Abigail’s doubts about love, or could it rescue her dreams . . . and her heart?

My Thoughts:

When I saw Paper Hearts was available for review, I grabbed it instantly! I fell in love with Walsh’s Sweethaven series and have been waiting for something new from her. Paper Hearts is a love story, but it’s so much more. It’s about feelings of unworthiness, self-blame, and failure. It’s about forgiveness, perfect love, and romance. Walsh proves her talent for making characters real and dynamic. Not only did I see parts of myself in Abigail Pressman, but also in each of the supporting characters. While parts of the story were rather predictable, Walsh manages to keep an underlying sense of suspense throughout the book. I appreciate the realness and reverent manner in which the author approaches grief and death. I expected this book to be mostly lighthearted, but I was pleasantly surprised by the heavier storyline. I loved reading about the ladies in the Valentine Volunteers and hope to see more of them in the future. Loves Park is a place I’d love to visit again! Bring it on, Courtney Walsh!

To see the adorable video trailer for Paper Hearts, go here.

Visit the author’s Facebook page here.

*Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

At Home in Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong — Review

At Home in Last Chance (A Place to Call Home Book 3) by Cathleen Armstrong

At Home in Last Chance is the third book in Armstrong’s A Place to Call Home series. Like the first two, this story is set in Last Chance, New Mexico. Kaitlyn Reed was introduced in the 2nd book, One More Last Chance, as Chris’ sister who dropped off her daughter and took off with her new boyfriend. Kaitlyn has returned to Last Chance in an effort to clean up her life and take care of her daughter. However, she finds it hard to escape her past mistakes in a town so small and seemingly judgmental. Throw in Steven Braden, charmer extraordinaire, and Kaitlyn’s task gets much more difficult. At Home in Last Chance is a story in which you can’t help but care about the characters, and Armstrong adequately avoids predictability. I don’t love the cover, mainly because it’s not at all how I picture Kaitlyn. Despite that, the story feels honest and realistic. Fans of Chris & Sarah will love seeing their story continue in this Last Chance novel. Highly recommended for fans of Contemporary Inspirational Fiction!

Publisher’s Synopsis:

What happens when the life you’re running from won’t let go of your heart?

Kaitlyn Reed and Steven Braden have always had a similar philosophy of life: when the going gets tough, they get going–out of town and away from the problem. Now they are both back in Last Chance, New Mexico, and trying to start over.

Kaitlyn is working to reestablish a relationship with the seven-year-old daughter she left behind six months earlier. Steven is trying to prove to his family that he is not the irresponsible charmer they have always known him to be. As Kaitlyn and Steven find themselves drawn to one another, one big question keeps getting in the way: How will they learn to trust each other when they don’t even trust themselves?

With emotional depth and characters who leap off the page and into your heart, Cathleen Armstrong invites you to return once more to the dusty and delightful town of Last Chance.

Author Info:

Cathleen Armstrong lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Ed, and their corgi. Though she has been in California for many years now, her roots remain deep in New Mexico where she grew up and where much of her family still lives. She is the author of Welcome to Last Chance, winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award for Women’s Fiction, and One More Last Chance.

*I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for an honest review.

The Kindle version of all 3 books in this series are currently on sale on Amazon!! Check them out now!!

Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum — Review

Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Product Description

ONCE RADIANT SKIN IS YOURS AGAINFoxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum provides you the most effective moisturizing agent on the market today. PERIOD. Only proven ingredients coming together for this clinical strength serum. Enjoy results while giving your skin the nourishment it needs.

• Plump and even skin texture
• Nurture supple and smooth skin
• Provide essential moisture for that natural glow
• Remove wrinkles, fine lines and creases
• Boost elasticity and hydration of the skin
• Protects from UVB rays which lead to sunspots and discolorationYou’re a few drops away from radiant skin. Foxbrim’s unique vegan formulation is perfect for all skin types. Natural moisture that brings back to life tired and visibly worn skin. Achieve that natural glow.

Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum includes:
+ Hyaluronic Acid – Unparalleled in it’s ability to hold in moisture (1000x its weight in water)
+ Vitamins C & E – In concert with Hyaluronic Acid, these essential nutrients enrich and fortify damaged and under-nourished skin
+ MSM – Aids in maintaining youthful and healthy skin
+ Green Tea – Exceptional anti-inflammatory agent with antioxidant properties

For the natural glow, look no further. We encourage you… try Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum. If you’re unsatisfied in ANY WAY we’ll provide you a total refund (for every penny!). No Questions Asked. It’s that simple. What do you have to lose?

IMPORTANT FOR YOUR PURCHASE: Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum is crafted in small batches. This has made it difficult to meet the high demand. We encourage you to secure your bottle now while it’s in stock.

  • THERE IS NO EQUAL: There is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum promises a fresher, brighter complexion. It’s never been so easy.
  • POTENT, POWERFUL and PROVEN: Stop fighting nature! Let it help you find your ★ BEST SKIN YET ★ Enjoy the powerful blend of high quality natural ingredients as it refreshes worn, aged and ragged skin.
  • ONCE BEAUTIFUL SKIN IS YOURS AGAIN: Turn back the hands of time with a few drops a day. Why wait when it can be yours?
  • ABSOLUTELY PURE: For you that means NO parabens, NO additives, NO fillers. Not Tested on Animals. Nothing you don’t want and everything you need!
  • FOXBRIM PROVIDES YOU A ★ RISK FREE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE ★ There is absolutely no risk when you order now! Try Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with your results we will provide you a full refund. What do you have to lose?

MY REVIEW:

I’ve tried several serums over the past year, and this is one of my favorites. It’s gentle on sensitive skin, feels great going on, and is good for your skin! I wish it had a citrusy scent like Murad’s Vitamin C serum, but that’s something I can overlook. I really like the consistency of this serum, which almost feels like a gel. I have noticed an improvement in my skin already, and I’ve only been using the serum about a month. I like the packaging of this product as well, from the dark bottle to the cute label. If you’re searching for a new serum to try out, look no further! Foxbrim’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum is currently $14.50 on Amazon with free Prime shipping. Check it out here.

*I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.

Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil — Review

Have you tried Tea Tree Oil? It’s extremely versatile–seriously, it can be used for a TON of things! I recently tried Apothecary Extracts 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil (available on Amazon). You can get a pretty big bottle (4 oz) for around $25.

Here are a few things tea tree oil can be used for:
Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More.
Use to make your own Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Face Cleaner, Body Wash, and Toothpaste. Stop polluting your home and make all natural Household Cleaners, Detergents, Shower Sprays, Bathroom Disinfectants, and Kitchen Sprays. We recently made a really simple solution to get rid of mold. All you have to do is spray it on and leave it!

Info from the Manufacturer:
Every purchase comes with a FREE eBook 50+ Uses for Tea Tree Oil. We provide you with all the ways to use tea tree oil to improve your life, and replace harmful cleaners around the house. This is yours to keep even if you return the tea tree oil.
We Have the Tests to Prove Our Tea Tree Oil’s Purity and Potency. Many essential oils are diluted to cut costs. We have the Gas Chromatography Report to prove our tea tree oil is 100% undiluted, and without impurities. Find out what the Aborigines have known for centuries about this amazing gift from nature.
Our Australian tea tree plantation has received awards for its industry-leading, conservation farming practices. They have the smallest carbon footprint of any producer of pure and natural Tea Tree Oil. The Australian Parliament has invited them to represent farming operators at a Carbon Farming Incentive forum. They were one of the first producers to be accredited under the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association Code of Practice. The nutrition program for the Tea Tree plants is based on organic fertilizers. When using pesticides (a necessity to ensure the health of the plants) they employ a shield sprayer to minimize any contact with the plant. Whenever possible natural crop protection products are used.

The free eBook comes in so handy. If you’re interested in using essential oils, this is a great place to start! Order your tea tree oil today and start looking through the eBook for ideas. I think you’ll love it!

Here’s the link! Tea Tree Oil

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