Holiday Specs Are Perfect for The Holidays!

The last few years I have been talking about Holiday Specs and how much fun they are for the whole family. (Read my post from last year here.)
I am so excited to share news about the ones I received this year, as well as introduce their new lines!

Look at all of these cool glasses that you can choose from!

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Wow! Right?

Here are some from their Spooky Specs. They are available in paper and plastic frames. 
These are so awesome! 
When you look towards the lights, (twinkly string lights are my fave), you can see various images. 
So, for instance, the one with the picture of bats on the paper frames makes the lights look like bats, the pumpkin shows you mini pumpkins, and the skull frames show you skulls. 

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Spooky Specs are great for Halloween parties, as well as giving away to the trick or treaters.

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The glasses below are called Spec-tickles

These are perfect for all kinds of parties. Use them as photo props, costumes, party favors, and more!

My kiddos got a kick out of these:

Now, those don't show any images, but they do have different lens shades. The unicorns were a bright pink, the head and football were dark like sunglasses, and the beer goggles were an orangey-yellow.

The next ones below are called Eyepops

 They can be used as ornaments or even greeting cards. Heck, you can even use them as gift tags or stocking stuffers! When you put them in front of your face, and gaze at the pretty Christmas lights, you can see magical holiday images too. 

I'm showing you the traditional Holiday Specs last, since they are the ones that I have been using for the past few years.

 I love how many different options there are for those. Every year, my family and friends put a pair on and love looking at all of the decorative lights. 

Here is my daughter modeling a pair of candy cane lenses

Here is my son sporting a pair of snowmen ones

In case you're still curious to see what I mean when I say that the lights will turn into different images, here are a few pics that I took.

Here are regular string lights...

If you were to put on the present frames, this is what the lights would turn into...

I was actually able to get a shot of my kids and some of their friends enjoying their glasses

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That last photo was my friend's son's actual reaction when I turned on the lights!
He had no idea about what they would do. Haha!
Everyone LOVED the glasses.

Check out the latest video to learn more about these glasses

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The Dream Daughter Book Review #ReadtheDream

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Last month, I was given the opportunity to read a new book, called The Dream Daughter, as I stated in the picture above---it was an emotional rollercoaster!!!

Let me tell you more about the book. 

Title: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain 

Author's previous works: author of the New York Times Bestselling Hit, The Silent Sister

Genre: Fictional 

Book's release date: 10/2/18

Here is the synopsis from Amazon:

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam war, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part.

And all for the love of her unborn child.

The Dream Daughter is a rich, genre-spanning, breathtaking novel about one mother's quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel that you will never forget.

My Thoughts:

To be honest, when I began reading the book, I wasn't too sure about where the author was going to go with the plot. I was a little iffy about whether or not, it would be something that I would really be able to get into. When I found out the angle in which she was going with the story, not only was I surprised and impressed with her creativity, but I couldn't put the book down. I read the book in 2-3 days. 

I found the characters to be very well developed and likeable. I felt Carly's pain and fears about being without her baby. I felt tears for her when I thought about how I would feel if my own children had a serious health issue and the lengths I, myself, would go through in order to save them. I would do anything, even if it sounded crazy. And trust me, when you hear the way her brother-in-law wants to save the baby, it will sound pretty crazy. 
I love the way science and faith are combined in this book. It makes for an incredibly interesting tale.
The ending of the book was unexpected, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it all turned out.

I highly recommend this book! I can see it really resonating with NICU parents in particular. This book took me back to some rough times in the hospital with my baby. She was a preemie, being delivered at 34 weeks old. She was very tiny, in fact the tiniest baby that I have ever held. I cried and cried when I got to hold her for the first time, in the NICU. I was very blessed that she didn't have many health issues, and was finally without tubes within a few days. I was told she would be in there for possibly a few months, but by some miracle, she was released within a week, and it just so happened to be Mother's Day!

Are YOU excited to read this book?? Have you ever read anything by Diane Chamberlain?

Tell me in the comments below!


BOCOTUBE Women's Casual Floral Dress Review

I have a new pretty dress to show you guys! I reviewed a Bocotube dress a few posts ago, and was given the opportunity to review another one that is equally as nice. 

I had the choice between red and black with flowers and I chose the red one. 

Here is what it looks like:

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Details on this dress:
-Cotton and polyester
-Round neck

-Long sleeves
-Pleated design 
-Has pockets
-Flowy design 
-Empire waist

It is amazingly comfortable. It’s a little big on me, but a belt helps it fit just right. I love the fact that it has pockets too! Who doesn't love a dress with pockets, right?
I think it’s great for casual events in the fall and winter, but could be dressed up with accessories for fancier events.

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As I stated at the beginning of this post, it is also available in black.

#QueenContacts White Mesh Spooky Lens Review

Alright, my favorite time of the year is right around the corner, so I thought it would be fun to get a little spooky...

Look at my creepy new lenses from, you guessed it--- QueenContacts!
(Read my last review on Skinny Hezle Violet lenses)

These are called White Mesh

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I LOOOOVVVEEE the look of these lenses. Yes, I know--they are not for everyday wear. They are just perfect for photos though! I think they would be nice not only for some fun photo ops, but also for special events, that are particularly Halloween themed. 

I don't really recommend these lenses for people who are driving, or walking around much in dim lighting, unless you are only wearing one. I say this because they do cause a bit of vision distortion. 
The best way that I can describe it is that you might feel as though you are looking through a deep fog...

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Details on these lenses

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Boo!!!!! These lenses were just so much fun to play around with, and definitely went well with my sugar skull makeup. I think they would look amazing for any possessed looks, evil clown, fairy, zombie, vampire, demon, you name it!
You could also just make your face look really pretty and put these on for photos too.

Watch my comparison video of all the lenses I reviewed this month:

Any lenses you order come with a free case to store them in. 

Here is my video review

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#QueenContacts Skinny Hezle Violet Lens Review

When I first started wearing contact lenses many, many years ago, the first color that I picked was violet. I LOVED it. It was different and oh so pretty. Yes, it was dramatic, but I loved it. Unless you're Elizabeth Taylor's doppelganger, then violet is probably not your natural hue.

These lenses that I am sharing with you guys right now, from QueenContacts, are called Skinny Hezle Violet. Yes, another shade from the Skinny Hezle line. (Read my review on the last lenses I received right here.)

Here are my violet lenses

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Diameter: 14.5 mm
Base Curve: 8.8 mm

Lasts 12 months

Free lens case comes with the lenses. 

Available in blue, brown, grey, green, and pink too.

Aren't they such a dreamy shade? Not too over the top, blends in with any eye color. 

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I like that they have that limbal ring and the way they blend in with the brown in my eyes. They may be violet, but don't look super fake when they are in. In dimmer lighting, they have a bit of a grey tone to them. I've received so many compliments on these. 

Here is my comparison video of all the lenses that I reviewed

 QueenContacts has Lenses for everyone- Plano, prescribed, and toric lenses available. There are so many different colors and designs to choose from at very low prices.

I also made a video review on these lenses below

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#QueenContacts Skinny Hezle Blue Lens Review

So, yes I reviewed a beautiful pair of blue lenses from QueenContacts in my last post, but I have another pair of blue ones to show you all. (Read about my Caroline Blue lenses here).

These are from the Skinny Hezle line, which is so far my favorite line of lenses from this site. 

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Diameter:14.5 mm
Base curve: 8.8 mm
Lasts 12 months 

Comes with free lens case. As with all of their lenses, it cost a super low price too! 

The Skinny Hezle lenses are available in violet, brown, pink, grey, and green as well.

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Look at that blue! The shade is a bit subtle, and more realistic than my other blue lenses. These lenses are amazingly comfortable.

Queencontacts has lenses of all colors and designs—Plano, prescription, and toric available. 

By the way, I made a comparison video showing all of my lenses that I reviewed this month:

Here is my video review

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Little Women 2018 Movie Ticket Giveaway #LittleWomenL3

Did you ever watch the classic movie, Little Women??
Well, guess what?

They are releasing a new modern version! It will be in theaters this Friday!

ABOUT the movie

Sisters—and dreams—are unique in their ability to inspire, encourage and change the world. For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has motivated women of all ages to dream together and celebrate family. Coming to theaters for the first time, a modern retelling of LITTLE WOMEN brings a new generation together with their mothers, sisters and friends.
From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—are committed to always supporting each other. Yet, growing up sometimes means growing apart. An aspiring writer, Jo leaves for New York determined to publish a novel. In the wake of rejected draft upon draft, her editor challenges Jo to write about something more interesting—her family. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on new meaning. As Jo comforts her sick sister, Beth asks for one thing: a story. Jo knows the perfect one … by heart.
Genre: drama

Rating: PG-13
Release date: 9/28/18
Studio: Pinnacle Peak
Talent: Lea Thompson (BACK TO THE FUTURE), Sarah Davenport, Lucas Grabeel (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL), Ian Bohen, Bart Johnson (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL).

Watch the trailer below to get a sneak peek:

So many familiar actors from some of a few of today's popular movies and shows. 
I watched a screener of this movie with my Mother in Law yesterday. She was a huge fan of the original and I liked the original as well, so I thought it would be the perfect thing for us to watch together. 

My thoughts on this modernized version?

Honestly, I liked it. It was a very interesting take on the original. I loved that there were so many familiar faces in this movie. It made the movie even more fun to watch. There were some really sweet and funny moments in the movie too. It's definitely a chic flick, but also very family friendly.

I have two tickets to giveaway to ONE lucky winner!
All you have to do is enter my simple giveaway below

Ends 9/28/2018!

There are only a few days to enter, so enter now and don't forget to spread the word!

Disclaimer: Prize will be provided by L3vel3.

Magefy False Lash Review

Welcome back to my blog, guys! I have a new product to share with you all. 
This one is beauty related.
Do you like false lashes? I have naturally long, curled lashes, but I occasionally like to wear them. I especially like to on days when I just don't feel like wearing mascara. 

Check out this set of 10 from Magefy

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Comes with 5 sets of DIFFERENT lashes, in each box. This pack also includes a pair of steel tweezers which are to be used during application. Why use them?
Well, if you're like myself, and are not a false lash pro, then they can definitely come in handy! I have found that they help me sit the lash onto my real lash a lot easier. 

I have only used a couple of the lashes from the set. What I chose to do was cut them at either end, so that they can fit onto my lashes a bit better, and look more natural. The picture above shows one of the lashes when applied. Pretty lashes right?
I think so! Yes, you can lightly wash them and set them down to air dry. Reuse several times before disposing. 

Here is a video review that I made, including more photos of the lashes when worn. 

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review. 


#QueenContacts Caroline Blue Lens Review

Did you see my last post on my new green lenses from QueenContacts? (Click here  to read all about Coco Green)
Ready to see my second new pair of contact lenses for the month? Well, this time, I decided to try out a pair of blue. 
(However, these aren't just any plain old blue lenses!
They have a very unique floral design on them.

Here they are:

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Diameter: 14.5 mm

Base Curve: 8.8 mm

Lasts 6-12 months

Available in blue, green, pink, gray, brown, and violet

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Gorgeous blue flowers! And they definitely stand out when worn. 
There is a noticeable enlargement in my eyes, as you can see. 
Not as comfortable as my Skinny Hezle lenses, but not bad at all. I love how different they are. They totally get stares from people passing by.
QueenContacts has so, so many lenses!! I always have trouble deciding which pairs to wear because they are all so unique and gorgeous! There’s a shade and design for everyone, and for all your outfits. Plano, prescribed, and toric available. Free lens case with each order. 
Every pair is incredibly affordable.

Where to find them:

Check out my video comparing all of the lenses that I reviewed:

Here is my video review 

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