Icyzone High Waisted Yoga Pants

SHAPING WAISTLINE WORKOUT PANTS

~ What ~
Made of 90% Polyester and 10% Spandex, this women’s pair of yoga pants comes in 2 colors and 3 sizes from Small to Large. There is a 4-inch wide waistband and double ribbing tape at the shin area. Attached cleaning instructions have icons stating to wash with like colors but do not put in the dryer or iron.

~ Why ~
I work out at the gym three days a week and like to look stylish. Since we live in Oregon, trees are a wonderful theme, so I appreciate these pants have them in their design. The material is durable and not thin. The Medium fits nicely on my Size 8 frame, ending at my lower calf area. It is nice to have a wide waistband.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like the color combinations or the forest design in this pair of yoga pants. Others may not appreciate the shorter style of yoga pants that are popular now and prefer those that go down to the ankle or around the heel.

~ Wish ~
I wish more patterns and options were available from this company. It would be nice if a small pocket was included in the waistband like others have.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a pair of cool “forestry” yoga pants, these will be noticed, especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest.

Thanks to Icyzone for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to evaluate.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by Colin Yang #icyzone

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY8PEIU/

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* CONTEST * Bodyguard for Christmas ~ 1 Book & 1 Ebook Giveaway!

Win Carol J. Post’s book,
BODYGUARD FOR CHRISTMAS
ENTER TO WIN 1 PRINT BOOK or 1 EBOOK

ONE WINNER will be randomly selected to win FREE from the author this book.

Book teaser: “But I am begging You, for Colton’s sake, please bring Liam back home,” Jasmine desperately prays in Carol J. Post’s novel, Bodyguard for Christmas.

SIMPLE steps to enter this 3-day contest

1.  Follow my blog if you do not do so already.
2. Click on the headline ** CONTEST ** to be sure you are on the Reply page.
3. Post in the “LEAVE A REPLY” section below why you want to read this exciting book (could be funny, clever, serious, or the words “I want” since the winner is randomly chosen).

** PLEASE POST IF YOU WANT A PRINT OR EBOOK as one of each are being given away! **

4. Like one or two of these social media sites online:

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5. If you are the winner, please consider posting a review regarding what you thought of the book on one or two websites.

This is a FAST CONTEST ending TUESDAY 13th, 2018, after 6 PM PST, so follow the requirements above and try for a chance to win a book that is mailed from the publisher directly to you! Winner’s shipping address must be in the U.S.A.

I read & reviewed this book & it’s 5 star: https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/bodyguard-for-christmas/

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Blueswift Hanging Travel Case

HANGING BRIGHT PINK TOILETRY BAG

~ What ~
Made mainly of polyester with a waterproof coating, this hanging travel bag measures 9 by 7.9 by 3.9 inches in dimensions. Having 10 mesh storage sections inside including a zippered pocket with a metal hanging hook, it also has double nylon zippered top, 3 outside pockets, and a carrying handle. It is ideal for storing toiletries, makeup, prescriptions, or any small items when taking a trip. With its metal hook at the top, it can be hung.
~ Why ~
I like how compact this case is for storing in a suitcase, yet it opens nicely, easily making all contents readily available. Able to hang it with the metal hook saves space in a hotel bathroom. With 10 inside pockets and 3 outside ones, there is plenty of storage and sections.

~ Why Not ~

Those who do little traveling may not see the value of this item. Others may feel it is still too small to hold everything such as a hair blower or curling iron, but it is roomy enough to call smaller travel accessories.

~ Wish ~
With this one being hot pink outside with a tan interior, it would be ideal more colors besides a sky blue option were available. The color is pink, but somehow one photograph makes it look purple.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a quality compact travel accessory bag that will last a long time and is well designed because it can be hung, this one is a perfect selection.

Thanks to Blueswift for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLK3GQ8/

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Free Hand Water Color Paint, Pad, & Brush Set

COMPLETE 36 WATER COLORS PAINT SET

~ What ~
This set includes 36 water colors that cover the spectrum of the rainbow plus white, brown, black, silver, and gold, 6 paint brushes, and a 12 page water color painting pad. Arriving in wrapped cellophane, the cake paints are in a formed plastic casing with the clear lid that can be used as a palette. The brushes are in round, flat, and pointed designs, and the pad of 5.5 by 8.5 inch paper is spiral bound with tear-off perforations. No instructions are included.

~ Why ~
Having a degree in art, I usually paint with oils, but our 5-year old granddaughter loves to paint when she visits. I like the colors included in this set that should work for a beginner painter to understand mixing. A plus is that this is a complete set that can be carried anywhere and used with water.

~ Why Not ~
Some artists are very picky about the brand of paints they buy as some contain too much water or do not cover well. Others may wish there were more color choices and could buy an even larger set.

~ Wish ~
I wish the items came in a box or carrier with a handle so everything could be contained inside it for storing or transport.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive and complete set of water color paints for the first time artist, this one is a wonderful choice.

Thanks to Free Hand for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by smart-seller.net Promotion #FreeHand #completewatercolorset

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H8LYSNP/

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Click-A-Brick Animal Kingdom

CREATE WITH 3D BLOCKS

~ What ~
Made from food grade ABS plastic to create animals, this box of 30 pieces are building blocks for young ones ages 4 to 10 years old. Approximately ¾-inch  square with a ¼-inch added tab on one corner, the brown, yellow, and orange colored pieces can be stacked, making different animal creatures. Enclosed are also a locking tool, 2 eyes and a handy drawstring storage bag. A building ideas booklet and gift box are included.

~ Why ~
Having 5 and 2-year-old granddaughters who live out of state, Christmas is coming. I like how this set that can be made into creative animals that can be put together with no tools required. The eyes and enclosed manual offer plenty of other projects that can stimulate their creativity.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not care for the design in the pieces as they are not as durable as Legos. Others may not like the smallness of the blocks; but they are not as small as individual Legos. Several of the projects in the book may be too complicated for younger ones.

~ Wish ~
I wish more shapes could be incorporated into this set to make it more challenging for older children.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a different type of building block set, this one with animals in mind is a nice option that young and old will enjoy playing and creating.

Thanks to Click-A-Brick and KeepMeClub for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#Click-A-Brick #KeepMeClub #BuildingBlocks

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PCPCZJC/

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Free Hand Sketch Pencil Set

19-PIECE SKETCH PENCIL SET

~ What ~
This set includes 8 various size pencils, graphite wooden pencil, 3 charcoal pencils, 2 charcoal sticks, 100-page 6-by-9-inch sketch pad, plastic and metal sharpeners, and kneaded and vinyl erasers. No instructions are included.

~ Why ~
Having a degree in art, I usually paint with oils, but I also like to sketch and draw. I like how there are so many drawing options of the 8B, 6B, 4B, 2B, HB, F, H, 2H, and all graphite pencils along with the 3 soft, medium, and hard charcoal pencils plus the soft and medium charcoal sticks. A plus is that this is a complete set for drawing.

~ Why Not ~
Some artists are very picky about the brand of pencils they buy. Others may wish there were more choices and could buy a larger set.

~ Wish ~
I wish the box had a handle or came in a plastic or vinyl pouch so everything could be contained inside it for storing or transport.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive and complete set of drawing pencils for the first time or professional artist, this is an excellent choice.

Thanks to Free Hand for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#RankBoosterReview #Sponsored by smart-seller.net Promotion #FreeHand #completewatercolorset

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CM9RTZ3/

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Havasu Elderberry Supplements

TAKE ANTIDIOXANTS THE EASY WAY

~ What ~
Containing 60 supplements, these elongated capsules provide protective antioxidants while improving the immune system. The bottle states the dietary supplement should be taken 1 a day. The ingredients are 400 grams of Elderberry Fruit Extract, Rice Flour, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, and Silica. There is a warning on the bottle regarding who should take it and to consult their doctor before using. The bottles were stamped Lot #8D04 and are best used by 04/2020.

~ Why ~
I love the idea of taking a pill that contains antioxidants including anthocyanins, especially to boost my immune system while not consuming too much sugar. I like that clear capsule with gray-colored ingredients inside is equivalent to ½ a cup of freshly picked berries. Being produced in the United States at a GMP facility is a plus.

~ Why Not ~
Those that are skeptical of non-prescription natural supplements may avoid this product. Others may be concerned that some of the ingredients will negatively interact with prescription drugs, so contacting a physician or pharmacist is ideal.

~ Wish ~
I wish more than 2 months’ supply were included in the bottle.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a natural supplement that boosts your immune system and provides healthy sugars, this is an ideal way to do it.

Thanks to Havasu Nutrition and KeepMeClub for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

#HavasuNutrition #KeepMeClub #Elderberry

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CJW3511

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Bodyguard for Christmas

Title: Bodyguard for Christmas
Author: Carol J. Post
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 978-1-335-54400-1c

“But I am begging You, for Colton’s sake, please bring Liam back home,” Jasmine desperately prays in Carol J. Post’s novel, Bodyguard for Christmas.

~ What ~
Part of the Love Inspired Suspense series, this two-hundred-and-twenty-four-page pocket-sized paperback targets those who enjoy inspirational suspense while dealing with deep loss, past pain, and redemption. With no profanity or sexual content, topics of illness, physical abuse, kidnapping, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The book promotes that God is aware of what we are going through, good or bad. An author’s note and insert of other Love Inspired series books are at the end.

This current-day story based in the South, determined, ex-military Jasmine is hired as a bodyguard to protect Liam, the young son of a widowed assistant district attorney. Although she is highly trained and disciplined for the position, she is insecure that she never measures up.

A twin who lost his wife less than a year ago, Colton is distressed and cautious when Liam, who has stopped speaking, is nearly kidnapped. With Jasmine’s help and protection, the two adults work closely together to find out who and why someone is after his son.

As multiple death threats occur, Jasmine doubts she is good enough for Colton, while he wonders if he can move on after his wife’s demise. Each must realize God allows healing from unexpected sources while they are challenged by their insecurities.

~ Why ~
The fast-paced tale shows how its two main characters must deal with their past heartbreaks to overcome their loss, fears, and relationship problems. Including the death of a spouse and its effect on others, the book shows how a parent would do anything to keep his child safe and protected. I like the author’s way of portraying her broken and imperfect characters who are urged to seek God for help. Like her other books, there is no eternal plan of salvation given, but the underlying story is about trusting God to protect and save.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not know Jesus Christ personally may not appreciate the concept of being a relationship with Christ, who sometimes allows us to go through the storms of life to grow closer to Him. Some may not care for the topic of a young child being kidnapped.

~ Wish ~
While I think this is one of the writer’s best books I have read, I do not care for the title as it seems corny relating it to Christmas; I would have chosen something more engaging. I wish Cade’s role had more closure in the story.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a suspenseful fiction that includes child abduction, dealing with one’s past, and romance, this short read with a surprising ending shows how far a father and bodyguard will go to protect a child.

Thanks to the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bodyguard-for-christmas-carol-j-post/1128492735

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How Do You Say Good Night?

How Do You Say Good Night?Title: How Do You Say Good Night?
Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
ISBN: 978-104002-9811-8

“Each good-night was great! Now I can  hardly wait
To say my own good-night with my family snuggled tight,”
Zoey concludes in Catalina Echeverri’s children’s book, How Do You Say Good Night?

~ What ~
At twenty pages, this board book with rounded corners targets children ages four to eight years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about a zebra learning how other animals say good night and finds her own way to make the routine special. Full page color illustrations of the animals and where they live cover the pages.

Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this tale involves a zebra named Zoey who is on a quest to find the best way to say good night. Whether lions wrestling before bedtime, warthogs wiggling their snouts, elephants brushing their tusks, ostriches preening their feathers, monkeys swinging through the trees, or hippopotamuses floating, all animals getting ready for bed thank God, and Zoey finds a way to say good night with her family.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like books that mention God may not approve of this one. Since God is mentioned often, the book could be applied to any god-focus religion as there are no Bible verses or references to Jesus. Beginner readers may have trouble with some of the two- and three-syllable words.

~ Wish ~
I wish the animals characteristics in their bedtime routines were factual in the story as they may not all be. Including a Bible verse or two would ensure the Almighty God is thanked.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book to read at bedtime that focuses on night time routines and how they can be different for everyone, this may be a good selection that includes thanking God.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for furnishing this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.

This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-do-you-say-good-night-catalina-echeverri/1128128159

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Chiak Duel Eye Mascara

2-IN-1 BLACK MASCARA MAKEUP

~ What ~
With this mascara tube, one can not only apply mascara to the eyelashes but also allow extra thickness and curl to the hairs. The product is only available in black. Instructions are included on its container.

~ Why ~
Since I usually do not use false lashes, I like to use black mascara on my eyelashes so they stand out when I wear my black framed glasses. Having 2 wands in one tube makes it easy to first apply a thin coating and then add the thicker amount afterward to help curl the hairs, making them more voluminous.

~ Why Not ~
In testing, I noticed it is not fully water or smudge proof, but maybe I did not let it dry long enough. Some may not want a carbon-black color, but I love the darkness of it and its ample coverage.

~ Wish ~
I wish other colors were available as I would consider buying them in brown and navy blue.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a way to add volume, curl, and depth to your eyelashes, this dual-purpose makeup works well.

Thanks to Chiak for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.

This product can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JGT8SLC/

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