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Finding Noah! One Night Only October 8

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About the Movie: 

For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah's Ark.  Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat.  Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or "The Painful Mountain" is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot.  With constant threats of deadly rock slides, hidden crevasses, and glacial ice falls, the Kurdish Rebel held mountain poses great risk to any explorer, let alone those performing a thorough scientific investigation.  

Join director/producer Brent Baum and the FINDING NOAH film crew as they follow an expedition of intrepid explorers on a perilous trek up to Mt. Ararat's desolate summit.  There, using state of the art technology and real-time satellite imagery, this team of archeologists, scientists and professional mountaineers will begin a grid work of exploration unlike any before, hoping to finally resolve the age-old question:  did Noah and his Ark actually exist?  

Shot in never-before filmed locations in the harshest of conditions, this unprecedented feature-length documentary shows just how far men are willing to go to discover the truth.  Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, FINDING NOAH is more than a quest for answers, it is a testament of the human spirit, where belief and the need for exploration transcend risk and limitation. 

My Experience:
I was very excited to get chosen to get to see an advanced screening of this movie in the comfort of my home.
 Yep that's right! I was given a special access code to watch on an online platform before the movie airs on October 8 for one night only in theaters nationwide.
Finding Noah is a stellar documentary!
The journey and expedition for these explorers from all backgrounds were very moving and each had the same goal in mind to reach the summit and find the ark of Noah.
Unfortunately, I can't giveaway more details from the movie but it is very informative, compelling and suspenseful.
I give it 2 thumbs up! The cinematography is Amazing!

Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR 
Runtime: 116 minutes 
Release Date (ONE NIGHT ONLY): October 8


Screening was sponsored by Propeller Consulting, LLC and FlyBy promotions. 

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Vintage Fashion is Also My Style


Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes

I have always liked vintage fashion especially from the 50's and this dress is perfect.
The material is very breathable and made from a stretch cotton and the colors and patterns offered are beautiful.

I recieved the black one and it's great for summer or winter and you can add a shawl or sweater to keep you warm or just to change up the style.
I'm not too keen on the little black belt with silver that came with it but it is detachable and you can add your own.

The dress size I got was in a Medium and it fit me perfectly. 
The top is form fitting and then it flows into a flare wide skirt, I'd also wear it with a toule or wired half slip for fun to really give it that 50's vibe even more.

My measurements are 36 B and my waist is 291/2 inches and my weight is 114 pounds.
The dress has a zipper on the side but I would have preferred one in the back to slip on more easily and because that's not the way it was made ,you need to pull it over your head so watch out if your wearing makeup or deodorant that may stain it. 

The dress came packaged in a big ziplock bag and ironing was needed. 
I was so thankful to my hubby who ironed it for me. Thanks Babe! Love you:)
And thanks to my Babe again for shooting the pictures in the hot sun.

Back to the dress, It's very beautiful and it makes a great evening dress with the right accessories or a daytime dress and because there are many options in colors and patterns, you can find what suits your style.

Here are some pictures of me wearing it.

You cans find this classy vintage dress on Amazon and it comes in size Small to XX- Large.

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The Vafee Diffuser

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes

This diffuser from Vafee is pretty big I thought I was receiving a mini for the review.
But it's big and awesome! It displays nicely on my kitchen counter.

The diffuser comes nicely packaged with a cable, a measuring cup, a little brush to clean residue and a dropper to use with oils that don't have any, which is great because mini oils don't have droppers.
The instruction manual is very easy to read and follow.
I also like that the diffuser has a timer so you can get mist for an hour, 2 hours or 3 hours.
I definitely give the Vafee diffuser 5 stars.

The diffuser has seven LED lights that can be seen all at once once the diffuser is on or you can select which light to display.

The  cool mist action is really powerful compared to other diffusers I reviewed. This mist shoots out at a long distance and really frangrances your space.
I used 2-3 drops of Lavender and it was so soothing and my senses were relaxed.

It also makes a great gift!
Here are some pictures below… 

Ahh, I never knew how important a diffuser with an essential oil can be good for your health and senses... It's so good.

You can get this beautiful LED diffuser in 250ml like mine or larger on Amazon:)
prices may vary...
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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Influenster VoxBox

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I'm so excited that Influenster is now teaming up with YSL Beauty for their Voxboxes. 
I was chosen again among 2000 other Beauty Enthusiasts and this time to try the YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks.
The colors we recieved to try out were #19 a beautiful and vivid hot pink shade called Fuchsia and #9 a gorgeous medium rose shade called Rose Stiletto.

Aren't these gorgeous?
I never owned a $36 lippie before and these are luscious and luxiourous.

From the YSL Beauty Site:
Re-introducing Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Rouge Pur Couture lipcolor. In just one stroke, luxurious, rich color dresses the lips with intense hydration and antioxidant care. In a signature couture jewel-like packaging, Rouge Pur Couture delivers the promise of edgy style and ultimate feminine strength.

 #9 Rose Stiletto 

Rose Stiletto #9 is gorgeous and went great with my medium skin tone.
It felt soft and silky and hydrating on my lips.
It does have a slight fragrance to it but not overpowering and the pigmentation is crazy. Even after I wiped it off, I had a pretty rosy stain left on my lips.
#9 photographed the tube lighter in the pic below but the true color is on my lips.
Some good dupes are Clinque's Raspberry Glacé and Mary Kay's Berry Kiss.

#19 Fuchsia

 Fuchsia #19 reminded me of Mac's Candy Yum Yum in color and Maybelline's Fuchsia Flash.
This show stopping pink is silky, vibrant and pigmented.
I absolutely love this color and how well it matches my skin tone.

My thoughts on these lip colors from YSL:

* Gorgeous Color Payoff
* Hydrating
* Silky
* Luxurious
* Fragranced
* Beautiful Packaging a bit heavy but still beautiful 
* The price of $36.00 for 1 lipstick is out of my budget but worth the splurge to get on your birthday or Christmas or special event or Holiday.

YSL Beauty Products are now available on and or department stores.
And if you want to be an Influenster like me go to

Here's my first impressions video

This post was sponsored by Influenster and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Hotel Transylvania 2 Advanced Movie Screening

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Sony Pictures Animation

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Mel Brooks

Movie Info From Site:

Drac's pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania...

Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

Our Experience:

We got to the premiere screening early and were given reserved seats for the press which consisted of bloggers and the media and because we were press, we were gifted a gigantic movie poster. 

Best of all they had a surprise for us, the movie was in 3D.

The staff of the theater and the Sony Pictures rep were very welcoming.

I can't wait to do more screenings! 

Thanks to Sony Pictures and The ReviewWire for sponsoring the screening tickets.

My Thoughts On Hotel Transylvania 2:

The movie is horrifically funny!
The animation was brilliant!
Adam Sandler and the cast are outstanding!
My family and I couldn't stop laughing. 
My favorite memorable part of the film is when Vampa Drac styles baby Denisivich's hair. LOL, You will see why :)

But it does have a storyline behind the jokes and it comes down to "Acceptance of Family".
Vampa Drac finally realizes that if Baby Dennis isn't a real vampire after all he would still love him just the same. 
This movie is worth watching again and it's probably even funnier than the first movie.
Hotel Transylvania hits theaters Friday September 25, 2015.

Unfortunately, my little girl was not able to join us but my 8 yr old son and hubby and I enjoyed it!
But we promised to take her when it opens in Theaters:)

Here's a Clip:

In the movie, Johnny said something around the lines of Social Media is what's going to promote the hotel. He was right! 

Social Media:

Follow @HotelT2 on Twitter: #HotelT2
Like ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ on Facebook:

Visit the Hotel Transylvania 2 Official Website:

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A Classy Bodycon Dress From Knit And Love

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes

This royal blue bodycon dress from Knit and Love is very classy and fashionable, it's blue on the front and black on the sides.The material is a bit heavy but in an air conditioned space you would not have problems wearing it.
Specs from the site: 
  • 70%cotton 25%polyester 5%spandex
  • Hand or Machine Washable
  • Bust (M)35-37inches (L)38-40inches (XL)40-42inches.Regular fit, fits true to size.
  • Length(shoulder to bottom hem)(M)38 inches(L)39inches (XL)40inches.
  • Made from knit Ponte fabric, a double knit that holds it shape and resists wrinkles,perfect for any occasion.
I feel it's more for fall and winter but it's beautiful regardless.
I'm 116 pounds at 5'2 inches tall and my waist is 29 1/2 and I wear a size 36 B bra so this dress runs true to size.

The dress comes in a plastic ziplock type bag with the Knit and Love name on it.
I ordered a size Medium and it fit just right it's not snug it's stretchy and forms the body nicely.

The length of the pencil skirt hem is perfect for me. 
This dress has a scoop neck, short sleeves and zips up on the back. 
To keep this dress looking it's best, I suggest after washing to hang or air dry.
You can find it on Amazon and it comes in a variety of colors and sizes from Medium to X-Large for only $19.99.

In the pictures below, I wore it with some silver strap heels but pumps and flats can also be worn with it.

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Knit and Love


Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes

This is such a beautiful dress from Knit and Love.
The material is stretchy and feels fabulous on the skin because it's soft and actually fits very comfortable.

The dress color is like a teal and it comes nicely packaged in a ziplock type plastic bag with the Knit and Love name on it.

Based on their size chart, I thought a size Medium would fit perfectly because of my 5'2 stature, 116 pound weight, 29 1/2  waist and 36 B bra size. 
But unfortunately, it fit a tad big on me and I will need to get it sewn in a bit.

Overall, this dress is beautiful and it has a rouged side on it to flatter the body type.
The back of the dress is very flattering as well with an open V design.

You can dress it up with strappy heels like I did or wear it with pumps and even flats and it would look great. This teal dress can be worn for work or for a night out to a formal dinner or wedding.
Here are some pictures of me wearing it…
You can find it in Teal, Black and Red on Amazon and its available in Medium, Large and X-large.

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The Biggest Story and Giveaway

I love reading books to my children especially when they are books that are encouraging and inspirational and best yet bible stories.

Today's post is about a book that began as a Christmas sermon from a pastor named Kevin D. Young who decided to expand it into a book called The Biggest Story : How the snake crusher brings us back to the garden. 

Thus far, the book is fantastic with biblical characters and stories ranging from Adam and Eve to Moses and the most important character in the book and in the bible, Jesus Christ and how his death on the cross redeemed us from our sin.

Side note, this is not what you may believe but this is what I believe and hope and live for.
If this post is not for you today you can choose to skip it, I will not be offended.
But if you are intrigued then keep reading:)

So far, I have read the beginning chapter to my children and will continue to read to them until we finish the book.

The Biggest Story also has vivid and unique illustrations by Don Clark.
I have never seen such images before but they make the book more captivating.

About the book:
Hardcover: 132 pages
Publisher: Crossway (August 31, 2015)

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung - a best-selling author and father of six - leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.  With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible's core message-how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden-will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think. 

From the site of the beginning pages of the book:

Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.
True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.
Unfortunately, things didn’t stay happy and wonderful for long . . .
The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.

About Kevin DeYoung:
Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan.  He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books, including Just Do SomethingThe Hole in Our HolinessCrazy Busy, and Taking God At His Word.  He lives with his wife and their 6 children in Central Michigan. 

About Don Clark:
Don Clark is an artist and the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio in Seattle that has worked with clients such as Target, Nike, LEGO, and WIRED magazine.  He lives with his wife and their 3 children, 4 goats, 12 chickens, and 1 crazy dog on a farm just outside the city limits. 

S O C I A L • C O R N E R


Now heres your opportunity to win the Biggest Story!
Just comment below once with your favorite biblical character and with your email and the company will ship your prize if you are the winner.

Giveaway starts Saturday, Sept 12 and ends on Saturday Sept 19, 2015 for Canada and USA Only...

Disclosure or Disclaimer - 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 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. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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Impress Manicure

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Press Sample: Product given by the Company for Testing and Review Purposes

Hi Ladies, did you know you can get a salon style manicure at home in just a few minutes?
I love the way manicures look on me fresh out of the salon even though I tend to always mess up a nail or two and the manicurist has to redo them over and that's just a bummer.

Well in my post today, I wanted to share with you a fantastic solution to an at home manicure for only $6.99 called Impress  Press-on Manicure.

It's the simplest and fastest way to get beautiful nails without going to a salon and spending too much money.

Impress Manicure comes in over 40 colors and designs to suit your style.

I recieved the two in the pics below...

I have yet to try the lighter pink one with the skull accent design but with that pack, I will leave out the skulls because it's not my taste or style.

For the review I chose this one.
It has glitter accent nails and they look very beautiful.

I opened the pack and simply followed the easy instructions.
Also, included in the packaging is a prep pad to wipe the nails and a mini nail file.

To begin, I washed and dried my hands and then wiped with the prep pad.

I then chose my nail size and aligned the plastic adhesive tab on my cuticle and peeled off the tab and placed the Impress nail on my nail and pressed firmly.
This adhesive really sticks on and won't budge which is great! But you have to be sure to measure the nail correctly if not that can ruin the manicure.

Here is my manicure using Impress.
I think it looked nice but the nails were too long for me, so I trimmed them with a nail clipper and filed them with the mini file.

And here are my finished results!
The nails feel strong and look glossy and beautiful.

The Impress Manicure claims to have many benefits such as:

*They apply in minutes (true)
*They are waterproof which is true because as soon as I washed my hands again the nails stood in place.
*They are safe on natural nails
*No dry time, no mess (true)
*You get an Ultra gel shine (true)
*Easy, peel off removal ( I'll find out when I'm ready to take them off)
*Lasts up to one week ( I hope so)

So because of this ultra hold advanced technology, the Impress Manicure is supposed to last 2xs longer than the other brands on the market.

There you have it No nail damage, No glue needed, No acetone or soak-off removal , that's the Impress Manicure.

You can find more about Impress on their site at

Impress is available for $6.99 each at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid, and KMart stores nationwide.

Now that makes an Impressive manicure for everyday wear or for that special or romantic event.
You choose your style to Impress!

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