Going Nowhere Blog Tour

Keep your eyes open for an update post, very soon!

Series: Twenty-Something #1
Release date: January 7th 2014
Purchase: Amazon

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Marisol Finnegan has done everything right to ensure that when she graduated college she'd have the kickass life she always wanted. That's what we're told right? A + B = C? Yeah, well sometimes C is being a twenty-four year old virgin moving home with your parents. So not ideal. Before entering this tragically pathetic phase of her life, Marisol stops at a bar for a drink. It's here where her life really changes when she meets her catalyst...Jason Scott. After everything you've ever done has backfired and you no longer trust yourself how are you able to navigate a relationship? How do you even begin to love yourself let alone someone else?

Review: 5/5 Stars
This was absolutely the best book I have read in a REALLY long time.  Being someone who is going through a similar situation, I really related to Marisol. Don't even get me started on Jase. YUUMMMM. He drives a big truck? Enough for me!  The plot was put together perfectly. Even the sex scenes were tasteful, (I've read my fair share of atrocious ones!)

Character Casting:
This is my first time ever doing something like this, but honestly as soon as I read the book, I immediately placed the Jase character as Thomas Rhett. SWOOOOOON.

For Marisol, I chose Katie Holmes.  (Just a shorter version!) She really came across as that not your typical "beautiful," and super quirky.  I've loved Katie Holmes since the Dawson's Creek days are TOTALLY feel like she fit the bill.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR K.M. "Kelsie" Galvin grew up in the South with Yankee parents, which made for a very confusing accent. She loves music, books, blogging (Hola from Page Trotters!), Game of Thrones and coffee. Going Nowhere is her first book. kelsiegalvin.wix.com/kmgalvin | twitter.com/kelsiegalvin | Facebook

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Personal Time

A huge thank you for being understanding this week! I needed a serious personal week due to the craziness in my life.

On a side note, don't forget to enter my Simply Bracelet Giveaway on FB!

Simply Bracelet Review + Giveaway!

I was lucky enough to try out a bracelet by Simply Bracelet!  This one I tried is an Alex & Ani style, it is Gold with a Gold starfish charm.  If you know me, you know I am OBSESSED with this style of bracelet, and now have one in each metal tone! 

This bracelet is a little larger of a size, than the other ones(from other companies) that I own. I like that, because it is more of a bangle style. It is SO easy to slip on and off, but not too big where you worry about it falling off. SO comfy!

Simply Bracelet gives you a few different options. If you want to buy a specific bracelet, you can from the shop on her site.  Her prices are definitely reasonable. 

She also offers Bracelet of the Month, or Earrings of the Month.

Here is some info from the site about the Bracelet of the Month option:
"For only $9.95 of month you will receive a beautiful bracelet each month. Shipping is Free !
Simply keep the bracelets for yourself or give away as gift, your friends will love you. And don't forget about your mother & grandmother.

All bracelets retail much higher then $9.95 so what a great deal for you.
No contract and easy cancellation at anytime. We use PayPal for payment transaction, safe and secure all times

Each month we will pick a trendy,in-style, latest fashion bracelet to send out to you.
What fun. A gift to yourself each month .

There are no returns on club bracelets, if there is any damage to our products we will be glad to send you another.

Just click "Subscribe" below, and the link will direct you to PayPal. You do not need a account to use PayPal. PayPal will direct you. You will receive your 1st bracelet within 10 days
If you like bracelet of the month club please refer us to a friend and will send you a extra FREE bracelet at no charge. Just contact me through email."

The Earrings of the Month option is the same price & info!
You can win this bracelet pictured from Simply Bracelet!

The giveaway will be an exclusive Facebook giveaway! Head over to facebook.com/lifeasanewmrsblog to enter!

Honeycat Cosmetics Review!

Everyone knows that I am a LUSH junkie, so as far as bodycare, that is what I base everything off of.  I was super excited to get my hands dirty with a different brand, Honeycat Cosmetics!  (It doesn't hurt how everything is Kitty-themed. How. Freaking. Cute!)

The packaging is to die for.  You can tell they really put their hearts into each and every product.
The first product I got to try was the Amenity Kit-ty. This contained a Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion and Shower gel.

The next item I got was the Heme Dream Bath Fizzy.
This smelled AMAZING! Who doesn't love Pomegranate! This was the one product I was most interested about. I LOVED the way this one smelled.  I was aware that this had red body glitter on it, so keep that in mine when purchasing! I wish this one was a little more oily, but like I said, I am also used to Lush's Bath products.

The last item I got to review was the set of Chocolate Bath Melt Treats. AHHHH I'M IN LOVE! These guys are tiny, but they pack a PUNCH.  I really enjoy the scent of these as well. I like to cocktail these with a super scented bath bomb. These are hands down my favorite! I highly recommend these!

Hope you check these purrrrrfect products out!

Exciting Valentine's day!

Woo hoo! It's time for another giveaway! A few of us ladies want to give back for Valentine's Day. Whether you celebrate it or not, you can look your best! Take a look at who's sponsoring a prize and visit their sites! Sorry International ladies, this one is a US ONLY giveaway!

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Fit Friday + Welcome Video!

Here is your Welcome Video ladies! You will be posting/sending your weigh in pictures either tomorrow or Sunday! You submit them through dietbet, and also email them to futuremrsterry@gmail.com! I hope this video answered some questions, but if you still have any, please feel free to send me an email.! I believe that people can sign up until the 2nd, so still share this! We have a two way tie for inviting 1 friend, Just invite 2 and you could win!! See you guys on Monday! I can't believe it's almost here!


Soda Stream Review!

I am SO excited about this review! Nick and I have been eyeing one of these for awhile, and totally jumped at the chance to try it out for you guys!
I was SO shocked at everything that we recieved, it was HUGE boxes!
The Soda Stream Source is honestly so much sleeker than I imagined.  We live in a condo, and have lots of appliances (Hello Keurig,) and don't have a ton of counter top space.  The Source is something that can be easily tucked away.

We received the Soda Stream Source-

"What makes a product simply genius? A beautiful design. Simplicity. Convenience. And the fact that every time you use it, you are making the planet a cleaner place to live. Powered by a reusable CO2 canister, the refined mechanics of the all-new SodaStream Source make the entire top surface responsive to touch to quickly transform water into soda. An LED display indicates three levels of fizziness for precise carbonation with every use, while a new snap-lock bottle mechanism makes the Source even easier to use." - Sodastream

We also got a variety of flavors to try! The root beer was mine and hubby's favorite! We also liked the convince of it, we don't drink soda a ton, but it is nice to have it there and ready for whenever you do!

I would have to say that my favorite thing about using the soda stream, is that once your CO2 tank is empty, you can take it to any retailer, and get another one half off when you trade in the old one! Heck yeah! You can find replacements conveniently at like Target, or Bed Bath and Beyond.

I find that this is an excellent thing to add to your kitchen counter whether you drink soda all the time, or just occasionally.  Not a soda drinker? They have water flavors as well! 


Thundershirt Review! + Paisley Saturdays

Welcome to Paisley Saturdays! I don't typically post on the weekends, but I figured I will save all my puppy related posts for Saturdays!
If you know our dog, you know that he is a 65 pound Hot Mess most of the time.  He is a boxer/coonhound mix, and definitely acts like a boxer. We have only lived in an apartment and a condo since we've had him, so he always has really bad anxiety about us leaving, and we can't exactly let him "bark it out."

We have been trying some calming vitamens from GNC pets, that have seemed to help some, but since you have to give them so far in advance, it is kind of a pain.  So whenever Thundershirt offered to let me review one of their shirt's for our Paisley. I was SO excited!

I ordered a thundershirt in size L, and it fit him perfectly, which is quite a task.  I was pleasantly surprised.

He has a long neck, big rib cage, and tiny belly, so finding anything to even remotely fit is a task.

The idea behind it, is to swaddle your dog.  He looked so cute all bundled up (He's...camera shy haha.) Whenever I first opened it, I was very confused on how to actually put it in him, but the diagrams were very helpful.

It fit like a glove! I knew we were in business when Paisley didn't even act like he had anything on.  We did find that the combination of the vitamins and the Thundershirt made a huge help! I'm sure our neighbors are pretty happy too! He gets pretty anxious during car rides too, so next road trip, we'll be testing it out in the car too! I am dying to test out the thunderleash and thunderspray next!


Fit Friday + Our largest weight loss compeition sponsor + exciting updates!

Everyone say hello to Empower Fitness. They are our main Sponsor for this competition! (Sponsor as in I got products for you guys, not getting paid!)

I am SO excited to be working with Empower Fitness. Here is a little info off their website, to learn a little more about who they are!

"Be active. Be healthy. Be strong.

What do you want? Is it to fit into your “skinny” jeans? Bare your shoulders? Keep up with your children? YOU CAN DO IT, and Empower will be with you on your journey—to guide you, support you, and educate you.
At Empower, we care about the total you—body, mind, and spirit. We know that you want it all; to be healthy, active, and physically fit. We know you want to look AND feel great.
Our passion for healthy living brings it all together—helping you incorporate fitness and wellness into your lifestyle in a way that is practical and fun.
Empower ISN’T about quick fixes or false promises. Empower IS about real-life solutions that incorporate fitness, workout routines, nutrition, and wellness expertise for women just like you, living full lives, who want to be the best they can be.
Designed exclusively for women by women, Empower offers fitness products; world-renowned trainers; nutritional expertise; and online communities to help you reach your goals.
Empower is here to inspire and motivate you to be active, healthy, and strong. It's your moment of truth, now MAKE YOUR MOVE to Empower."

Amazing right? Doesn't that just pump you up!
Their website is super easy to navigate! You can see all the products they offer, BUT you guys can get your hands on them! The first 15 people to sign up will recieve both of these goodies to help you reach your goal! Get your bets/emails in ASAP! We only have 10 days people! 
You will recieve: One set of 2lb walking wights, also great for Kickboxing, aerobics, etc. & One jump rope-this thing is fancy!
I'm sure empower fitness has some other surprises up their sleeve ;)
They also have a gallery of work-outs/workout guides for you to use! I prefer to work at  home, so I love these!

I do have some updates on the competition.
I changed the game up a little bit, to better fit everyone.  We will now be placing $10 bets at dietbet here.
Since this is the first one of these, you now do NOT have to be in the dietbet to be part of the competition.  BUT I highly recommend it, you are more likely to lose weight if you have money on the line, right?
Also- I will still be making prize packs for the top two winners-but also the top winner who is involved with the dietbet will also get a separate prize. You could win TWO prizes! Yep!

The other rules are the same, whether you are going to be participating in the dietbet or not.
  -You will submit to (dietbet and/or myself) two photos of yourself. One is a full head-to-toe shot. The second photo is of your feet standing on the scale showing your weight with a unique word given to you(by either dietbet or myself) written on an index card. The unique word is one method to prevent cheating. I can also help monitor it. I can promise that this information will be kept confidential, and will be used for determining the giveaways, as diet bet doesnt give me as much information as I'd like.
-For the next 4 weeks, really paid attention to what you eat and exercise!-Using your Empower Fitness materials!
     -At the end of the 4 weeks, you will to repeat the two photo process except this time with a new unique word, again to prevent cheating. (You will also again, send them to me, Diet bet does not calculate an overall winner-just as long as you met your requirement, you split the pot. ) 
Hopefully this clarifies somethings up! To sign up, please send me an email futuremrsterry@gmail.com or a message on facebook. I will be creating a group on facebook for us, so you can join that as well!


YOYO lipgloss review + giveaway

Yoyo lipgloss is someone that I have worked with a long time ago, so I was excited when they wanted to do it again!

These are the NEW Justice exclusive retractable lipglosses! Aren't they so cute? I would've loved this kind of thing as a little girl.

These bad boys are only available in Justice stores, or on justice.com.  They come in three different flavors: Berry, Bubblegum, and Kiwi!  Plus they are interchangeable! I know a few little girls that will love these :)

I even have the chance to give one of these away! Enter the super easygiveaway below!

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Wantable Makeup Box Review

I am so excited about this review! Meet Wantable! Wantable offers 4 to 5 full-sized premium makeup products, hand-picked to perfectly match your preferences, which is awesome because each box is unique! They also offer intimates and jewelry boxes, again customized to your preferences. Wantable allows you to return the box if you aren’t totally 100% happy. You just go into your account, go to your order history and click “Return Items” and you’ll get a prepaid label and a full refund. No risks! I love it!  
Because they are so custom, each information card is also custom :) The January Makeup Box featured Jessica Scull! 

This was a "Prime Foundation Brush" from Michael Marcus ($20) that I received. I LOVE makeup brushes.  I did find this one a bit small for a foundation brush, but I started using it to apply makeup primer and love it! 

The sample I recieved was from Sorme and was a "Under Foundation Makeup Enhancer" which seems to be a primer, I have been on the hunt for the perfect foundation primer, so I'm excited to test this out!
 I also recieved a full size product from Sorme.  "Long Lasting Blush in Wild Rose." I LOVE this color. It is extremely pigmented.  It says you can also use it wet, which is interesting.  It definitely has a natural "blush" appearance. 
OMG I'M IN LOVE! This is the "Clear Brow Gel" by Billion Dollar Brows.($18)  I am SUCH a brow person, and absolutely love this.  It locks them in, without looking wet or crispy.  

The last full size product I recieved was a "LaBella Donna Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black."($25) I'm honestly a little disappointed with this one. I honestly don't care for this style liner, and that could be my downfall.  I find that when you apply it, it can look dark, but you have to press harder to get a deep black, and that is just messy. It doesnt give me that crisp black line like my liquid liner does. BUT it is nice, as far as these go. 

There is my review on this box! I hope you check it out! :)


Therapearl Review + 2nd Weightloss Competition Sponsor

I have always had neck and back issues, so when Therapearl offered a review of their Neck Wrap I was all over it!

I was really impressed with the fact that you could use it hot OR cold! This is great when it has been recommended to alternate between the two!

You can see that it is shaped especially for the neck and shoulder area, so it stays on perfectly! It is also really easy to bend, even when its frozen!

"THERA°PEARL is the doctor-designed, drug-free way to relieve pain and inflammation associated with muscle strains and sprains, swelling from surgery, spa treatments and allergies, and a host of other pain-producing conditions. All natural, hypoallergenic and non-toxic, THERA°PEARL packs use an innovative Pearl Technology that absorbs and delivers heat and cold for the doctor recommended 20 minutes of highly effective therapy. Their dual action provides twice the therapeutic benefit in a single pack: users can start with ice to reduce swelling and bruising, then switch to heat for penetrating pain relief."

Therapearl is even giving me one of these guys to give away to a lucky winner! I think this is the PERFECT addition to an increase in exercise!  Join our weight loss competition here to get a chance at this bad boy! Or get your own here 

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