Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Update 6/10/2016

Unfortunately I have as of yet ,not recevied my subscription and can not  review this service.  

Novica Review

Novica's Handmade Bracelet Gallery. Discover unique gemstone bracelets handcrafted by extraordinary artisans.
Explore by gemstone or by style - each bracelet is handmade with pride and attention to detail. Find cuff, link and charm bracelets, each one more unique than the next, and read about the talented artists that make them.

Novica has really cool site. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/novica/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NOVICA/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/novica/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+novica/posts

Need some inspiration on what to purchase? Here is a great list of popular items!

Savings Code: Save7Novica code for $7 off first purchase! 

I received a complimentary gift card to Novica.

Cassandra's Review- I was totally disappointed with this store.  I used my gift card to purchase two items, because that is all 50.00 could cover.  I ordered one ring and one chess set.   The ring was delivered after days of waiting and it was a size 5, when I clearly ordered a size 9. 

 The ring was low quality and super tiny, I think the site blows up and enhances their pictures in order to make it seem larger.  It did not fit, so I contacted the customer service. The first email response from them stated I was at fault and needed to pay for returning the item, and they would not be sending me the correct size, instead I would get the credit back on my gift card.    I responded letting them know that I did not mistake my own ring size.   

I also let them know that I was going to be reviewing the site and this is when the tone of the next email changed.  I was sent a few days later a pre paid return shipping label  from UPS.  I have not even checked to see if the credit was given back.  Now the second item just got here today, so I waited a super long time for it to be shipped.  It is a chess set. 

Again nothing like the site describes it.  Yes, it was gift wrapped but by the time you get all the wrapping paper and boxes off it is so super tiny.  A chess set that you need the fingers of a three year old to play.  I would need a magnifying glass to distinguish what piece is which.  The look on my children's face along with the hurt in my heart, was just enough.  

The set was so expensive!  If I would have paid out of pocket for these items, I would have been shattered. I did not even bother to send this back on my own dime.  The site got the better end of this deal because they get to keep their store credit and ring.  I got to give a lot of free promotion and time and in the end it was just so upsetting.   

I would like to take a minute to say that if their is really a person sitting  out their in the world crafting all of these pieces by hand as stated on the site and in the paperwork sent to me with the products, then you are not at fault. I appreciate the time you took to craft and the work you put into each detail.   I do think that this site has already made items ready to go and I feel that the photos are made to entice instead of factual.  

The costumer service is so bad, I do not want to continue to attempt to shop again.  If you intend to spend your hard earned money at this site, please be aware of the risk you take.   I really do hate to write this type of a review and it does not happen to often, but it is my responsibility! 

Pixi Beauty's Holiday Collection Review #PixiBeauty

Pixi Beauty's Holiday Collection has something for everyone this year! Designed for portability and versatility, all 3 kits are this season's must-haves!

Natural Contour Kit is your one-stop solution for face and eyes! Organized in one lightweight palette, all of your Holiday looks will be fuss-free and flawless!

Endless Silky Eye Pen quartette has a colour for every one of your Holiday looks this season! With a waterproof formula, they won't budge or smudge, and the gel texture makes them glide on with ease!

Mattelustre Lipstick quartette adds a touch of colour to your look, and they demi-matte finish wears on and on! Infused with vitamins, the hydrating formula keeps your lips looking great even after you take it off!

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- The amazing colors and quality makes this collection so stunning.  I had so much fun trying on the different shades and everything was able to look its best with my skin tone. Anyone can look great with this color palate!  I am very pleased with this brand. 

Christmas Cats Fear For the Deer by Connie Wilson Review and 2 giveaways

Constance Corcoran WilsonConstance Corcoran Wilson

The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer by Constance Corcoran Wilson:

Publisher: Quad City Press; First edition (August 18, 2015)
Category: Children's Books, Cats, Christmas Books
Tour Date: Oct & Nov, 2015
ISBN: 978-0982444887
Available in: Print & ebook, 36 Pages

  The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer is a Seuss-ical tale for young children (4th in the series) which builds upon the morals of the first three Christmas Cats books
(The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats and The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats).

 This year, the Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, who go about helping animals in distress, are trying to help save the lives of the deer who live in Scott County Park.

 Hunters are routinely sent to shoot the deer, and the cats want to warn the deer away, so that they will not fall victim to the town's plans to "thin the herd." The Cop Cat, Cy, thinks up a particularly ingenious plan to save all the deer in Scott County Park by introducing them to a jolly old guy in a red suit who lives at the North Pole.

 Perhaps the deer can also help Santa on Christmas Eve, if they are outfitted with prosthetic (fake) antlers? Illustrated with delightful drawings and written in rhyme, there are also interactive coloring book pages and mazes from the book's website, which the author encourages children aged 3 to 10 to fill out and mail in for display. (www.TheXmasCats.com).

Cassandra's Review- While I didn't care for this book and my family was not impressed, it is a book for the holidays.  Some kids may really love it.   

About Constance Corcoran Wilson:Constance Corcoran Wilson

Connie has published many works representing a variety of genres. Wilson’s first book (1989), published by Performance Learning Systems, Inc. of Emerson, New Jersey, Training the Teacher As A Champion, put forth the teaching techniques and principles taught by the nation’s largest teacher training firm. Written by Wilson in collaboration with PLS founder Joseph Hasenstaab, the book gives an insight into the effective teaching practices of successful teachers, those techniques included in that organization’s Project T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Effectiveness and Classroom Handling). Connie taught at the elementary level for 20 years, taught writing at 6 IA/IL colleges, and founded the second Sylvan Learning Center in the state of Iowa in 1986.

 Since then, Connie has published 30 titles in a variety of genres, with the Christmas Cats series written with and for her now-six-year-old granddaughters, Ava and Elise. (Illustrations by Gary McCluskey) now entering its fourth installment.
  The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats began the four-book series and the cats help other animals in distress while wearing a delightful series of silly hats. The second book in the series,

The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats, was a plea for all to remain unprejudiced ("Do not judge others without knowing, or prejudice you will be showing") and the third book, The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats, stressed the need to honor all life as sacred.

This year's book , The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer, encourages helping others and also strikes a blow for individuals who some might consider handicapped, but who can succeed and excel if simple accommodations are made for them. Connie's adult fare can be seen on Amazon or on her dedicated author site, www.ConnieCWilson.com.

  The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats was one of 7 books singled out by the CWA (Chicago Writers' Association) as one of the Best Books of the Year by a Chicago author in 2014 at its annual award ceremony. Connie's adult fare has won "Shelf Unbound" Page-Turner of the Year awards, NABE (National Association of Book Entrepreneurs) Pinnacle Awards, E-lit awards, LuckyCinda awards, Silver Feather Awards as Writer of the Year from the IWPA (Illinois Women's Press Association) in 2012 and 2014 and, Midwest Writing Center's Writer of the Year Award in 2010 as well as a Writer's Digest awards (screenplay).

She was also named the Yahoo Content Producer of the Year for Politics in 2008 after following the presidential election of 2008. Connie maintains two short story series and a novel series as Connie Corcoran Wilson, but uses her full legal name, Constance Corcoran Wilson, on her children's series, which she writes for and with her 6-year-old granddaughters.

 Connies Website: www.WeeklyWilson.com 
Christmas Cats Website: http://www.thexmascats.com/
 Connie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Connie_C_Wilson 
Connie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Connie-Corcoran-Wilson-275020829241869/ Connie on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/conniecwilson/

Buy The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer by Constance Corcoran Wilson:

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Giveaway of Hardcover of Christmas Cats Fear For the Deer by Constance Corcoran Wilson:

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Home and Away: A World War II Christmas Story by Dean Hughes Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Home and AwayHome and Away: A World War II Christmas Story by Dean Hughes Norma Hayes has always tried to make Christmas special for her family, but this year it is going to be difficult. Money is tight, and wartime rationing is taking its toll as well. Harder still, her oldest son, Glen, is on the front lines of the battle in Europe. Glen Hayes wants nothing more than to be home for Christmas. He holds a sprig of lavender in his pocket. The scent reminds him of his mother. The memory of home may be the only thing that is keeping him alive and sane during the horrors of war. Dennis Hayes is sixteen and longs to see his older brother again. He also longs to have a relationship with his father, but most important, Dennis is determined to buy something special for his mother this Christmas--the one gift he feels certain she deserves. So many families have had their hopes dashed in World War II. Will the Hayes family make it through?
Praise for Home and Away ''It's 1944 and teenager Dennis Hayes longs to join his older brother Glen, who is fighting in Europe..When his family receives word that Glen has been wounded, Dennis realizes that going to war is not so glamorous. Christmas isn't the same without Glen, but the Hayes family members hope and pray that they'll be reunited soon. Hughes's faith-filled, old-fashioned story feels like it could have been written during the period in which it takes place.'' --Library Journal ''Home and Away is far and away the best story I have read this year. Awesome and moving.'' --bestselling author, Obert Skye add to goodreads Author Dean Hughes Dean Hughes is a bestselling and prolific writer who published his hundredth book in 2014. He holds a bachelor's degree from Weber State College and master's degree and PhD from the University of Washington. He has attended post-doctoral seminars at Stanford and Yale Universities and taught English at Central Missouri State University and Brigham Young University.
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