Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chapstick Hydration Lock Moisturize & Renew Review

As a member of Smiley360 I was sent Chapstick's new Hydration Lock Moisture & Renew to review. My sample couldn't have come at a better time because the weather has started to cool and my lips were needing some extra attention.

It has made my lips feel and look great. The scent is very neutral which I like. It also doesn't have any greasy feel to it. I love that it's a 2 in 1. The moisturizing side gives your lips long lasting hydration for a fuller and smoother appearance and the renew side softens and revitalizes lips.

This also comes in Hydration Lock Day & Night which gives your lips 24 hours of lip care. If you'd like more info about either of this products you can go here.

* I received this product free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own.

Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen - Book Review

I have really enjoyed reading through this cookbook. All of her stories about being in the kitchen with her grannies and her mother made me think of all the wonderful memories I have of baking when I was a little girl. The names of her recipes are so fun. They are down home easy to make with normal ingredients. Some really great combinations I'd never think of like her chocolate bacon peanut butter pie.

Flipping through this cookbook just made me feel happy. I felt like she could be a good friend because of the way she comes across in this book. I can tell she puts a lot of time and love into her creations. I'm so happy she got her dream of publishing her own cookbook and sharing with all of us.

I'm looking forward to making many of these recipes for gatherings with family and friends. Purdy's Peppermint Pie is on my list for Christmas time. I love that she includes her little Blue Ribbon Tips at the end of some of the recipes. The only thing I wished was included was more pictures. I love seeing photos of what the end product should be. It also really helps me decide if I want to make it or not.

Overall it's a wonderful cookbook. I highly recommend this book if you like baking. So many wonderful memories to be made of your own with it. You can find out more about this book here.

* I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review. Opinions are my own.

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Skinnytaste Cookbook - Book Review

I am absolutely thrilled with this cookbook! I can't get over how many recipes I want to make from it. The best part is that I know my family will like most of them too. The photos are just beautiful. The dishes are full of color and just make me think happiness on a plate. When food looks that good it just makes me happy.

I love all the side notes of perfect pairings (she suggests other dishes or sides to go along with it) and skinnyscoops (tips). She also lists nutrition information for each recipe. She definitely proves that food can taste good and be healthy for you too.

I hadn't heard of Gina Homolka or her blog Skinnytaste before I got this book but she definitely has a fan in me now. If you'd like to find out more about this book and the author you can visit here.

I definitely recommend this cookbook. I know with all of the 150 recipes included you will surely find several that will be to your liking.

*I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review. Opinions are my own.