My July Bookcase

I was immensely ecstatic after opening my latest box of books from Bookcase.club.
This box contained two vampire novels, one being a book written by the very popular author, Anne Rice. She wrote the book under a pseudonym, since it was erotica, and not her normal style of writing. I had heard of her erotica series years ago, but had never gotten my hands on one of those books. 
Big smile on this lady's face when I saw it.

Let me tell you guys a little bit more about each book.

Crave the Night by Lara Adrian 

Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.
Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

Honestly, what doesn't sound intriguing about that, right? I have yet to read the book, but in my opinion it sounds a little bit like the Underworld movie series. Do you guys remember  those movies? I loved them. I'm pretty sure I'm going to enjoy getting into this book after I'm done with the other one.  

Beauty's Kingdom by A. N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)

Mega-bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A. N. Roquelaure, returns to the mysterious kingdom of Queen Eleanor in this new chapter of her Sleeping Beauty series. When the great queen is reported dead, Beauty and Laurent return to the kingdom they left twenty years before. Beauty agrees to take the throne, but she insists that all erotic servitude be voluntary. Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies, and commoners journey to Beauty’s realm, where she and her husband usher in a new era of desire, longing, and ecstasy. Provocative and stirring, Rice’s imaginative retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth will be adored by her longtime fans and new readers of erotica just discovering the novels.
This book is intended for mature audiences.

Like I mentioned above, as well as the book's provided disclaimer--yes, this is an erotic book, so definitely not something for the kiddos. It jumps right into nudity right from the beginning. It's very descriptive. It's good too.

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Disclaimer: I received this box set in exchange for my unbiased review. 


I Love My LuLaRoe

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of the ever popular brand LuLaRoe, right?
I have been seeing and hearing about it all over the internet and even around town.

They are well known for their bold prints on leggings, tops, skirts, dresses, and more. 
I have seriously always wanted to try some of their clothing out and I finally had the opportunity to.

I am so in love with these leggings that I was sent.
They have a bright peacock design with blue, purple, red, green, and yellow accents. I love everything about these.

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They are literally the most comfortable pair of leggings that I have ever worn in my entire life. I mean it. I can work out in these, do yoga, run errands, or bum around the house in these. I could probably even fall asleep in these and they wouldn't bother me one bit.
How many other workout pants can I say that about? My others are all just a bit too snug too keep on for long periods of time.
Also, these have a tiny pocket along the innerseam to store an mp3 player, iPod, key, a few dollars...
They are extremely well stitched and excellent quality material.

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The brand's sizing does run a bit big, so keep that in mind. I normally wear a 2-3 in pants or a small. These are in an extra small and they fit perfectly.

Here's a video I made talking all about them and giving you a preview.

The second item that I received from LuLaRoe is this top/dress:

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It is a fuschia pink Carly. The hem at the bottom is asymmetrical, which I love. There is a tiny pocket at the top.

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The Carly is a very relaxed fit, flowing dress. It can be worn with a belt as shown above, which is one of my favorite ways to wear it. You can also dress it up with a scarf, some jewelry, a bolero jacket...the possibilities are endless.

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I like how versatile this one is. You can dress it up, wear it as is, wear heels, sandals, boots...

I came across a number of ways, on Pinterest, to give it a bit more flair. Here is an example:

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 Here are the two paired together

The main thing I think of when I hear LuLaRoe now is COMFORT! They come in all different styles, colors, patterns, and sizes for everyone. They also have a few things for kids! I'm very happy with both of these and would definitely love to own more from LuLaRoe in the near future.

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This is the wonderful vendor that I received these two beautiful items from. And check out that deal at the bottom!

Here are clickable versions of her links for you guys

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Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for my unbiased review.


My Beautiful Necklace Glows

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I love this necklace! It's a silver heart, with a little heart dangling above it. The heart has a tiny green ball inside of it. Guess what? That little ball glows in the dark.
The chain is adjustable.

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In order to make it glow, you have to leave it in front of a light source. I left it in front of a bright light for five minutes. This picture doesn't show just how brightly it actually glows. In person, it looks so cool.

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It's beautiful for anyone. I'm probably going to give it to my daughter when she's old enough to take care of it.
She loves the way it looks on her mommy.
There are other colors available as well. It would be nice to own all of them.

You can see how this necklace glows in my video below:

Buy this product here on Amazon

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


Like Sleeping Underwater

I just got an awesome night light for my son. It's so awesome that I kind of want it myself. If only I had one of these babies when I was a kid. 

Here's what I'm talking about:

 It can be tilted to light up your wall or ceiling. There is a remote control, batteries not included, but all you need are two AAA. The remote control has buttons for on, off, volume, skip through songs or colors, timer, flash mode. If you don't want to use the remote, you can also just press the buttons along the side.
The volume of the animal/nature sounds can be set to pretty loud. You can also use the included audio cable and play music from your MP3 player, radio, CD player, computer, or other audio source. You could even play movies and stream sound through it with the light show. The sound is very crisp and clear, no static or distortion.

It cycles through beautiful shades of red, green, blue, purple waves, projected onto whatever surface you choose. It's seriously beautiful. You can make those waves move or keep them stagnant.
It also comes with a USB cord to either attach to a computer or wall adapter (not included, but you can use a universal one from an Android device), to power it up. There is a also a TF card slot on the back.

In love with this product. So , so pretty. It would be nice for parties, events, or just as a night light.

I even made a video about it, so you guys could see it in action

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.

#HuiSmart Solar Motion Sensor Light

I love the area that I live in. At night you can see all of the beautiful stars in the sky. It's one of the perks of living in the outskirts of the city. 
However, because of this, it's always good to have a light that can illuminate your yard the second someone sets foot on your property.
I have a couple of sensor lights in place, but this new one from HuiSmart is almost double their size!

It is solar powered, so it simply needs to sit in the bright sun all day, with nothing complicated added on. Just install it somewhere you know the sun will be shining down on for hours. 

There is  a little button on the back that you need to push to turn it on. It comes with the screws and mounting brackets, which work fine. We had some screws already on a nearby wall, so I used mine instead. 

It has an auto on/off feature, as well as a dim or bright light setting.

The higher up you put this light, the bigger the light range will be able to reach. 
I like that of course. 
 The light has a small light on the back that turns on once it is night time. It's not bright at all, just a little tiny bit of light. However, when someone or something passes this light's sensor, the light is very bright. It stays on for a few minutes too.
Oh, how I love that!

Of course I want to know if anyone or any wild animal is lurking in my yard at all hours of the night. It makes me feel more safe in my home.
I also like it for when we get home late and might have forgotten to leave the porch light on. 
No more stumbling over a rock to get to the front door...

It's a very nice product. I forgot to add---it's also waterproof!
Buy this light here.

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


GlassesShop.com Waukegan Aviators

So, I've definitely mentioned GlassesShop.com before. I reviewed a beautiful pair of glasses from them last year and was very happy with those. In fact, I still wear them now. 
This time, I decided, well, since I have regular eyeglasses, I could use a nice pair of sunglasses. Yes, they have prescribed ones available!
I really need prescription sunglasses, because, well, when I go to the water park or really anywhere that I am going to spend hours out in the sun, I need to be able to see. I don't always wear my contacts, especially when I go to the water park. I have actually gotten lost because I had no glasses or contacts on! Not fun, trust me.
After searching through their huge list of glasses available, I fell in love with a pair of aviators. I love that style of glasses, so why not get myself something I could not only wear for fashion, but also be able to see out of them, right? 

I just wanted to add--it is seriously so much easier to buy eyeglasses online instead of driving to an actual store.

DESCRIPTION (from website)
Waukegan Aviator polarized sunglasses are made from metal material, also can be used in prescription sunglasses. Classic aviator shape, adjustable nose pads, double-bridge design, the polished and sophisticated sunglasses are a must have for men and women.

The package included:
- Single vision lenses
- Anti-scratch coating
- Protective case
- Microfiber cleaning cloth

Don't forget to check out their site to see all of their prescription frames,
 fashion lenses, and sunglasses. Their prices are very low and the glasses are excellent quality. My glasses from last year are still in great condition. 

Not sure which glasses are right for you? Well, they also have a very helpful Try On feature where you can use either one of their model's pictures or upload one of yourself and "try on" the lenses. 

For you guys - you can use the code below for a discount.
GSHOT50 for 50% off all eyeglasses and sunglasses, with free lenses, only throughout their website, not including sales frames.


Check out my video review below:

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

Behind Closed Eyes and Things My Grandma Told Me

For those of you who read these posts, thank you! There will be a slight delay in the posts for a little bit.
It's only because I am working on new product reviews and also a book series that I am going to be posting on my blog instead of publishing in book form!! I can't wait to get these published on here. I've been wanting to do this for such a long time.

I will try and get those posts up and going and soon as possible.
Thanks guys~


Behind Closed Eyes: Fish and Babies

Can't remember if I mentioned this before, but over the years, since probably about high school, whenever I've had a dream about fish, it usually means that someone I know is pregnant.
Have you ever known anyone else that has said the same thing?

I've known a few other people who say the same thing has happened to them or someone that they know. 

You see, I'll see someone I know standing in front of a huge aquarium, or in front of a pool of fish. Now, no, when I wake up, I can't always remember who the person is, but then I'll usually find out, in real life, a few days later. When I do remember who the face is, I'm usually dead on. It's such a weird (gift?) to have.

I remember when my sister was pregnant, it was so weird because I dreamt about her in front of an tank that was filled with dolphins. Is that because she's my sister, 
and not just some friend??

If I could make a list of all the people that I've known were pregnant even before they knew themselves!!
I always love when they say something like, "No way, girl. It's not me." And I tell them to wait a few days and retest. Guess what? Those are definitely two pink lines on that test!!

Now, when I was pregnant, I had a dream that my best friend (who had just passed away), and my grandma (who was living at the time), told me to take a test when I woke up. During that time, I also had a few dreams in which I was swimming in the ocean with fish and dolphins...

Have any of you ever had a prophetic dream, of some sort, that came true? Or something that was very similar to what happened in real life?

I've read about people who dreamt that someone had an accident or got a promotion, or even some people that won the lottery in a dream and then it happened in real life. 
I've had the lottery dreams with no real big wins when I'm awake, so I guess this doesn't work with all my dreams. 


Some of the Best Matcha That I've Tried #livewellcompass #matcha #detox #matchagreentea

I started drinking matcha a couple of years ago. Have you tried it before?
It's very green. I love green anything. You guys know this :)

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Well, lately I've been having a matcha green tea latte in place of regular tea or coffee in the morning. 
And, oh man, it's so good. I will be finishing this bag, which comes with 15 servings, very soon. 
All you need is a teaspoon and either plant milk or water. I'm vegan, as most of you know, so that is why I mentioned plant milk. I like to mix mine with some cashew/almond milk or vanilla soy milk, a bit of cinnamon, and a little bit of maple syrup or raw cane sugar. Delicious!

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The benefits of Matcha?
-energy without the jitters!
-can be used in baking, lattes, smoothies, ice cream
-boosts your metabolism and helps burn some calories
-might help relieve stress and anxiety

-is organic and sugar free
-15 servings in one bag
-can be drank hot or cold
-no additives or preservatives

I'm in love with my matcha!! 

#livewellcompass #matcha #detox #matchagreentea