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Product Review: Pearlessence | Cucumber Water Face Mist – 8oz

Here is the back story as to why I purchased such an odd product.   Flash back to a month ago… I was on the Great Wall of China, huffing and puffing and realizing once again I am on ANOTHER adventure and 100% out of shape and not able to enjoy it the way a fit person could.

So I get back stateside and well I realize it is time to hit the gym and get in shape, because well HOW the hell am I ever going to be able to hike the Inca Trail in the current shape I am in.

I am currently working at a major retail chain when I came across this product and came across this product and thought “hmm, a cooling spray that will allow me to spray on my face after a work out”

It was 4 bucks so I figured why not.  It is hot as hell in Texas and now that I am back to working out on a regular basis I figured it couldn’t hurt, plus it has my trusty cruelty free label (which is my one criteria when it comes to beauty products) so I figured I would try it.

So here I am telling you this product is fantastic for what I use it for.  After I work out and get in car I spray a few squirts on my face and it is instant cool down, plus my skin feels moisturized.  I love the clean crisp smell and I look forward to spraying this on my face.   I will use this during the hot summer that is fast approaching.

As far as other benefits?  I have found that my skin often feels moisturized after I use this product and any workout redness I might have quickly disappears after I use it.  That could be from my body just cooling down in general, but I figure this product doesn’t hurt that.

So the real question, would I buy this product again?  Yes.  I would.  I recommend looking at some of your discount retailers… IE, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s… etc as they might have it on hand.  Otherwise, I do feel it is worth the $20 price tag.

You can purchase the product online here


Dark Angel The Fallen Chronicles Book 1 by Amanda Jones

Fallen Chronicles
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Publisher: New Concepts
Date of Publication: March 29,
ISBN: 978-1-60394-970-5
Number of pages: 141
Word Count: 81,321
Cover Artist: Jenny Dixon
Tagline: With this fallen angel
it never felt so good to be bad!
Book Description:
Katia may be a celebrated
musician, but she’d always felt a little like an outsider looking in. Who knew
that being abducted by a handsome stranger would set her on a crash course with
her destiny…
Luc has spent an eternity keeping
everyone and everything at a distance as an unstoppable darkness consumes his
soul. Will his beautiful captive be his salvation, or will they both be
consumed by the ultimate evil…
About the Author:
Amanda Jones lives in Toronto
with her exceptionally spoiled pets.
Aside from sharing her crazy imagination with others through her books
Amanda enjoys travelling and frequent Netflix binges.  Amanda has worked in several fields including
sports, music, film, corporate human resources, and is a graduate of York
University and Sheridan College.
Twitter: @AmandaLJ1981


Summer of Irreverence – The Rock Star by Cathrine Goldstein

Summer of Irreverence – The Rock Star
by Cathrine Goldstein
Genre: Adult Romance
The Wild Rose Press

Summary from Goodreads:

Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm.

Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn’t deserve to be loved.

When Summer’s honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer’s been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?

Buy Links (The ebook is on sale for only $0.99 through April 21st!):

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About the Author
I am a bestselling author, and a NYC girl at heart. I write gritty romance, in the genres of YA, NA; women’s fiction; and romance.
I’m also the author of 
The Letting and The Coupling, books 1 and 2 of The Letting series. I began my career as an award-winning playwright, and I am a proud member of RWA, PAN. I have my BA in English and my MA in Theatre.

I am a fan of Luna Bars, decaf coffee, yoga, Hemingway, and Bukowski—and the loves of my life are my husband and my two young girls.

To find out more about me; Summer of Irreverence, the first book in The New York Artists Series—standalone novels about strong, artistic men, and the smart, unexpected women they fall for; The Letting series; and what’s coming soon, please

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Bucket List: Read a book set in every Central American Country

So when it comes to my reading bucket lists I find it fun to tackle a region of the world at a time eventually I will complete my ultimate and read a book set in every country.

Surprisingly, Central America was pretty challenging.   People should really write books set in Central America more often.  Central America still remains my favorite region of the world thus far and I am kinda sad it is not getting much book setting love.

A few nights ago, I finished the Tailor of Panama which finally completed my Central American book list.   Up next I plan on tackling South America and based on my research I suspect it too will not be easy to complete.

So help me out friends, what is your favorite South American book???