Bi Weekly Empties #11 2017

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

(CF)= Cruelty Free

(BCF)= Batch Cruelty Free

(ETB)= Empty That Basket Challenge

 

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Bath and Body Works Vineyard Champagne Kiss Body Spray (BCF): I am passing this along to my sister. The scent is too peachy for my liking. I love the body lotion in this scent not the body spray.

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner (ETB) : I will not buy again.

Clear Scalp & Hair Shampoo For Dry Skin: It didn’t work all that well. I will not be rebuying.

Skintimate Shave Cream in Mandarin Burst: I will be rebuying this product.

Exact Aloe Hand Soap: My husband bought this for me and I will not be rebuying it.

 

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Lens Cleaning wipes: I buy them all the time.

Scentsy Layers Enchanted Mist shower Gel: I didn’t enjoy the scent.

L.A.M.A. Soap Company Cherry Bomb Bubble Bar (CF): I will be rebuying this product when she has more in stock.

Aim Floss: I only buy this floss now.

Cuter Cuticles Barrier Butter (CF): I will rebuy this product but not in this scent.

 

Full Size: 119+10=129

Deluxe Size:40

Foil Size: 6

Total All Together:165

How many Cruelty Product:120

How many Batch Cruelty Free Product:5

How Many Cruelty Free Products:53

Empty That Basket:40-1=39

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

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Video Game Review: Fantasy Life For Nintendo 3DS

Hello Everyone And New Followers,

I know I have missed a few posts but its summer time here. It is also had to find time to posts since everyone is on the internet. So I for now on will be typing them and editing them offline so I don’t miss anymore posting days.

I will also will be taking a week off blogging July 24 to July 28. I have a guest staying at my house during that time.

We are also 9 followers away from the next giveaway.

 

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About the game:

set in the fantasy world of Reveria, which is made up of several cities, plains, and mountains. Its rulers spend their days ruling over their citizens and guiding them in their Life paths. One day this peaceful state is shattered when a meteorite falls into the house of the player, setting off a chain of events foretold in an ancient prophecy involving Reveria’s goddess and the moon Lunares.

The player is asked by King Erik of the land of Castele to investigate these strange occurrences, as the meteorites, later dubbed Doomstones by the world’s inhabitants, have the ability to fill creatures with dark, destructive energy. They are joined in this quest by a glowing butterfly that has the ability to speak. As the game progresses, the butterfly reveals that her real name and form is Yuelia, the daughter of Celestia, whom the people of Reveria worship as the Life Goddess.

They discover soon that the Doomstones are chunks of a dome that surrounds Reveria and has been slowly falling apart. This event had happened in the past once before, but was stopped by Celestia, at the cost of her never returning to Lunares. Yuelia and her sister Noelia, discover that the only way to save the world is to gather the wishes of as many people as possible and take them up to Lunares, where those wishes will restore the dome completely. The player and the two sisters manage to successfully travel to Lunares, but soon find out that they do not have enough wishes to restore the dome. Yuelia, becoming content with her Life on Reveria, wishes that she never has to leave. With that final wish, the end of the world is averted and Reveria is saved once again, ending the main story.

 

My thoughts:

I enjoy the amount of class to choose from. I was the chef one of course. I love the main quest and the side quest. Also the class quest. But what I didn’t like was the game’s ending it left me unsatisfied. I truly felt that was not a real ending.  Which took away from the lovely story that I loved.

I give this game 2.5 stars out of 5 stars.

 

What game am I currently playing?

Return to Popolocrois

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Product Review: Arnalia Pristine Beauty Kendra Toothpaste

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

I have deiced that I will only post on Friday every other because I have join a book lovers group and we meet every second Thursday.  Thursday is the day I spend time to edit my posts for Friday, Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

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About the product:

It is made out of Cedar nut oil and resin.  It is a 60 ml tube and it cost me 12 dollars.  It should also be noted that it is a screw top tube and It is cruelty free product as well.

If you interested to try any of the products made with ceder nut oil. Then check out the store here Arnalia Pristine Beauty

Any links I post to my blogs are ones that I don’t make money off  unless stated.

 

My thoughts:

The Taste: I should let you guys first know that is taste like sawdust. So if certain tastes or scents bother you. This product might not be for you.

How I use it:

I use this product at night.

Did the product work for me:

Yes the product works amazingly  well for me. Three years I broke my tooth on a tasty creamsicle.  Which lead to me having to get a root canal and a crown put in.  This year I notice that my crown was becoming sensitive to cold water which is common with crowns. All  different sensitive toothpastes was not working to relive my issue.  So the day of going to my local farmer’s market was the day I decide change over to a natural toothpaste.  After three uses with this toothpaste  I notice a big difference in my tooth and gum health.  My crown became to the point where cold water didn’t bother it.

I would highly recommend this toothpaste to people who suffer from crown sensitivity. It works wonder. I will be picking up another tube.

The only issue is a would rather it was a flip up cap then a screw top cap.

I give this product 4 stars out of 5 stars.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

 

Video Game Review: Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies

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About the game:

The dark ages of law has began 10 years ago. Now it’s up to the team to stop the darkness from taking over.

 

My thoughts:

 

This in my opinion is the worst Phoenix Wright game ever. I enjoy the first half of the game but the murder at the space center made the game worst. After dealing with the same case over and over again. Trying to find out who did it.

 

I give this game 2 disappoint stars out of 5 amazing stars.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Movie Review: Cars 3 2017

Spoilers Warning  I will leave that I give the movie 3 stars in cause you don’t want to be spoiled. I don’t spoil the whole movie just points of the movie that I think is important.

 

Hello Everyone,

I was so lucky to get tickets to special screen for across Canada event last Wednesday.  It is the reason this review is so late. Cars 3 came out friday but I was not allowed to talk about it till today.  So lets Ka- Chow on this review.

 

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About The Movie:

Lightning McQueen is having some fantastic years of racing with his friend. All is going well until Jackson Storm appears as the new rookie. Lightning finds out you can’t be the best racer forever.

Movie: 1 Hr 48 Mins.

 

My thoughts:

I felt this movie had nothing to do with Lightning McQueen training to become the faster and better then Jackson Storm.  It was more about growing up and realizing that you can’t always be the best.  That you can help someone to become the best after you.

I really love the nod and the fact the movie was a lot base on Doc Hudson. It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

This is the prefect ending to the Cars series.

I give this movie 3 stars out of 5 stars.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

Semi Annual Sale Bath & Body Works 2017

Hello Everyone,

First I like to give a shout out to Tina from Guildford Mall, Surrey, BC Canada. I know the chance of you reading or seeing this shout out is slim but here is to you.

 

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I picked up 3 shower gels in Winterberry Wonder, Sun Ripened Raspberry and Rose Champagne.

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I picked up two lotions in Beach Nights and Sun Ripened Raspberry.

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I picked up one body spray in Bali Blue Surf.

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I picked up one body scrub in Tahiti Island Dream.

All together cost me 30 dollars. I might buy more depending on my budget for products this month and if I don’t need to buy any other products this month.

I am still hoping to see Cotton Blossom and Candy Apple.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Book Review: Beartown By Fredrik Backman

(Trigger Warning for Rape)

Hello Everyone,

We are only 12 followers away from my next giveaway.

I was sent this book through Netgalley for a honest review.

 

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About the book:

Beartown in a hockey town. The citizens of Beartown breath and eat hockey. When their best player is accused of rape the town is upside down. A hockey player couldn’t rape a girl. Could he?

 

My Thoughts:

I really like the book. I really felt the hockey elements of the book was true to the game of hockey. I also felt the way the rape and after mass was also spot on. The only issues I had was at some points it was slow going.

 

I gave this book 3 stars out of 5 stars.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Bi Weekly Empties #10 2017

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

 

(CF)= Cruelty Free

(BCF)= Batch Cruelty Free

(ETB) = Empty That Basket Challenge

 

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Cake Beauty Coconut & Cream Hand Cream(CF): I will rebuy this hand cream again.

Real Nature Blueberry Sheet Mask: Yes I would rebuy.

Arm& Hammer Advance Deodorant: No I will not rebuy this product due to the cap issues.

Colgate Whitening pen: I will not rebuy due to the fact it does not work on crowns.

Little Luxuries Soapworks Whipped Sugar Scrub In Sex on the beach(CF): Yes I will rebuy. I am putting my order at the end of the month.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Cleanser: Yes I will be rebuy it.

The Body Shop Aloe Toner(CF): I will always buy this as my toner.

Macqueen Aloe Cleanser: I will not be rebuy since the product came in a box.

Lanige Water Bank Mask: I will not be rebuy this product.

Eyeglass Cleaning wipes: I will always rebuy these.

Real Nature Sparkling Apple Paper Mask: I will rebuy this.

Delon+ Acai and Goji Berries Body Butter(CF): I will rebuy this product if I see it.

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Crest Mouth Wash: Rebuying.

Banana Boat Sun Comfort Sunscreen: I will keep buying this for my runs on the beach. It keeps the sand off.

Cranberry Cinnamon Spice Body Scrub: I will not rebuy.

Playboy Queen Of The Game: I will rebuy it again if I can find it. I love the candied violet scent.

Elf Tinted Lip Balm in pink(CF): I will rebuy this product again but in the clear or nude shades.

Sensodyne Toothpaste: I will not be rebuying this product. It tastes really bad.

 

Full Size: 106+13=119

Deluxe Size:35+5=40

Foil Size: 6

Total All Together:165

How many Cruelty Product:113

How many Batch Cruelty Free Product:4

How Many Cruelty Free Products:51

Empty That Basket:41-1=40

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

L.A.M.A Soaps Haul 2017

Hello Everyone,

First I like to Announce my book blog coming next month. Which will be called Beautiful Covers, First Lines And Witty Endings. Which will be up and running next month.

So to celebrate my first 100 empties of the year. I decide to treat myself with buy some indie soaps. Here is what I bought.

 

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I picked 24 Carrot soap which smells like grapefruit.

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I picked spice coffee cake soap.

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I picked pineapple Cilantro soap.

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I picked Lemon Drop soap.

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I picked Queen Of Hearts soap. Which is currently in use and so far I am loving it.

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I picked Milk & Honey soap.

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I picked white tea & ginger soap.

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I picked Black Raspberry Vanilla soap.

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I picked Spring Fling soap.

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The owner was kind  enough to throw in a couple of full size goodies.  41pULB1iJoL._SY355_

I received solid bubble bath cherry bomb which was use my daughter.  I also go a pink lemonade lip balm which I am using cause I got to it first.

Look to my empties post for future reviews.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

Book Review: The Time Keepers By Jenn Bregman

I was sent this book for a honest review.

 

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About the book(Goodreads):

A fast-paced thriller, The TimeKeepers plunges headlong into the depraved underbelly of Big Law and big money where greed is king, murder is incidental, and winning is the only thing that matters.

Attorney Sarah Brockman is young, idealistic, and naïve. Having left Big Law in search of work that would make a difference, she finds herself barely scraping by running her own personal injury law firm working for clients who can’t pay and pursuing causes she can’t win. Then a random horrific car crash shatters everything. Now she’s staring into the darkest shadows of the very system she’s dedicated her life to upholding, filled with corrupt judges, dirty cops and attorneys, offshore banking, massive fraud, and twists and turns through the highways and byways of Southern California, Mexico and the Cook Islands.

Facing off against a cunning and deranged adversary, Sarah is aided by a sharp-witted socialite, a felon and occasional crackhead, and a shameless Mexican raconteur. All while kindling a tender romance with Sam, her boyishly handsome new love, who has been following the same trail but from the other end – and the wrong side of the law.

Sarah feels invisible strings pulling her ever closer to the core of the conspiracy. But if she’s just a pawn in someone else’s game, are the strings being pulled for good or for bad? Or, even, both? And will she be on the side that wins?

 

My Thoughts:

What I loved about the book:

  • A main female character. I found a female lawyer was refreshing and a rare thing in books.
  • The book cover is awesome. I really love the skyline being over lapped with a analog clock. Really nice touch.
  • The case in the book is really interesting. No I am not going to spoil it for you.

 

What I didn’t like:

  • I felt the book was 60% romance and only 40% thriller. The book lost my undivided attention after chapter 13.
  • I feel the relationship between Sarah and Sam felted rushed and not real. It really felt like something the author shoved in there to eat up pages.

 

My opinion:

I do give Jenn Bregman  props for taking a chance on this book and see her writing style growing as a writer. This book to be honest was not for me. I would have love if the book kept the romance at 30% to 20% of the book. It would have made the book flow so much better.

However I am glad to had a chance to read a arc of this book.

 

I give this book 1 out of 5 stars. This book really was not for me.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)