Blotting Paper

So this is something, until recently, I had never heard of before (I’ve reviewed a similar product like this, made from Bamboo Charcoal back in August).

The instructions are super easy and basic to follow. Open the box, take out a sheet and dab it on your face.

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It will remove all of the oil on your face without leaving any residues. This is a product that men can use if they get a shiny face as well. For women, especially those who wear makeup, you can use this to remove the excess oils, without ruining your look since there is no rubbing to remove oils, as washing your face would do.

It did not bother my sensitive skin, but with the added products (apparently antioxidants and green tea) I found that it did not absorb as much, or as fast as the other one I had tried, however, it does have the added bonus of those which will apparently benefit your skin, and at a reduced cost.

They are available HERE on Amazon.ca currently selling at $9.99 for 100 sheets.

 

From the promoter

✔ USES 100% NATURAL ABACA LEAF FIBER – The LiveFresh Natural Oil Blotting Sheets are infused with one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, green tea, to soothe, protect and freshen your skin. Our product is also eco-friendly and uses 100% natural abaca leaf fiber

✔ SAFE TO USE WITH MAKEUP ON – Our premium, super absorbing sheets instantly absorbs excess oil and removes shine from face leaving you with a clean and refreshing look and feel. Our product is also safe to use with makeup on and won’t cause smudging.

✔ SOFT, GENTLE, AND EASY TO USE – Our sheets are designed with a finely-woven linen which will not irritate the skin. The slim package design fits perfectly in your pocket, purse or desk drawer. Use them at work, in the gym, or anytime you’re in need of a quick cleaning.

NeoCell Beauty Bursts

NeoCell has recently released four of their most popular products to Canada!

NeoCell collagen products are designed to support the body’s collagen supply, helping skin achieve that healthy glow, hair grow thicker and shinier, and nails longer and stronger. NeoCell products are all-natural and contain no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors, and contain no gluten or GMO ingredients.

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Netopia

I initially wanted to review this book because, well, I used to be mega addicted to Neopets. Common… it was before Facebook people… what else was there to do in the year 2000 when you were not watching Pokemon?
 
I received a PDF version, so I am working my way through a little slower than normal as it’s much smaller and harder to see. So far, it’s a decent read, but I need to get a few more chapters in before I can let you know my full opinion on this book. It will be coming out on the 8th of Feb for everyone to buy however, so I wanted to give you the chance to check it out. It is currently on pre-order for 3.99
 
This is how the promoter summarized the book
 
Netopia tells the story of a future world, without a defined time or place, ruled by an advance social network called “Minds”. In this network users communicate through thoughts. You can create any reality and make any fantasy come true. In this perfect aesthetic-sterile world you can even customize the weather.
 
Memory drugs rerun the experiences of the users, who instead of warm human relationships prefer to raise neopets, cloned, engineered and malleable creatures such as red panda-cats, orca-penguins or angora-owls. But those connected to Minds quickly discover that this fantastic network comes with a particularly chilling price tag.

Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids GIVEAWAY

This devotional is from the same author of the popular Jesus Calling devotional. Giveaway information is located near the bottom of this post
Introducing About Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids
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Captive DVD Giveaway

As some of you may remember, I did a review awhile ago on a book I received called Captive. You can check that one out HERE if you’ve forgotten.

Ashley Smith, a recovering drug-addict (who is barely clinging to the wagon) is abducted outside her home and held hostage by Brian Nichols.

In the movie, as with all films based on a book, there are some details missing. One early example is that in the book she goes to the store to get cigarettes, but in the movie she just gets a package from her car. While some things were changed or omitted, I did feel that the movie was fairly true to the novel.

I did not personally find this movie to be very fast paced, and I would not call this a movie theater film, I do feel its a good rental type movie, or one to own in your collection. Knowing that this is all based on a true story makes this so much more real for me.

Feel free to check out the OFFICIAL WEBSITE, in addition to checking them out on FACEBOOK and/or TWITTER.

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Giveaway is  open to residents of the United States and Canada.
Entries will be accepted until Monday, Feb 1st 2016 midnight EST.

 

About the movie (by the promoter):
Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an “amazing, inspiring” drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kata Mara) hostage in her own apartment.  Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.  Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as “powerful.”
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Run time: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse)
There are over 30 minutes of bonus content on this DVD including Journey Through Darkness: Filming Captive and Faith and The Purpose Driven Life.  Also included with this DVD is a Digital HD copy that can be instantly streamed and downloaded.

 

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation  (I received no compensation). I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

 

Killer Pursuit: An Allison McNeil Thriller

#killerpursuit is the second novel featuring FBI agent Allison McNeil, but it’s written as a stand-alone so you do not have read the first book to enjoy it.

A book for mature high school readers and adults. There are scenes that describe memories of rape, torture and death. While there is not a lot of graphic details, there are sexual details and this would not be found in a high school library.

I’m not done the book yet, but I have enjoyed it so far!  There is a murder fairly quick into the beginning of the book (a call girl), plus police officers and “bad guys” who are killed as well.

I found it read a little like a soap opera – written in third person omniscient, the author jumps between Allison McNeal – an agent at the BAU (behavioural analysis unit), Samuel Kraw – mass murderer and psychopath, Libby who is trying to keep the tabloids free of political scandal and several others characters.

My only regret with this book is that the chapters are only numbered, not titled. Since we are jumping charters quite a bit, I would have loved to at least see the title be called the main characters name (Allison for example) so it was a little easier to follow (personally speaking).  I’ve read other books who did it that way, and I just found it to be easier… but it is always clear within the first page – if not first sentence – whose point of view/story the chapter is revolving around.

Available on Amazon.ca , Amazon.com and many other online stores (as well as in stores in paperback versions).

Authors synopsis

 

When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection…and no-one knows who’s on the other end.

Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder because of the murder’s similarity to a case she worked a year earlier. Allison knows the most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but the rumors that the victim’s client list may have included Mason’s political enemies has her worried about the director’s motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she’s not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.

About the author

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Jeff Gunhus is the author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 100 on Amazon and have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.

Review by another person… 

“A balanced blend of heart-pounding visuals and soul-searching introspection, Killer Within, Gunhus’s second novel, reaches beyond ordinary expectations for the genre. Gunhus exhibits a distinctive style typically found in seasoned authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews, 5 Stars