The Ballad of a Small Player Book Review

balladThis book is a fascinating look into the mind of a chronic gambler. The life that started out as a gamble and continues in that vein forever. I am not sure whether I was getting a glimpse into mental illness or aging or chronic addiction, but this book was wonderful. I felt transported into another place, devoid of the rationality of other well functioning people. I found that I couldn’t simply put this book down until I was done reading it. It simply took me elsewhere. Being snowed in, that was a great thing. I could identify with both the main characters of the book. This book didn’t put a pretty spin on things, but a real one. I loved it from front to back cover. Even the pages were really neat, cut to different widths and gave a feel of disorder to the book.

The author has written several other books and is great a short stories that have appeared in a lot of different publications all over the place. His name is Lawrence Osborne.

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Pura D’or Hair Loss Prevention Product Review

My normally thick hair has been falling out by the handful since I was diagnosed with PCOS. The fluctuating hormones do a real number of your hair, making it fall out and leaving patches where there is none. This shampoo, conditioner, and serum can’t fix your hormones but it works to treat the hair loss with an all natural formula that contains argan oil, which any of my readers already knows is amazing for your hair and skin.

Here is what their site says about this wonderful product:
“Pura d’or Premium Organic Anti-Hair Loss Argan Oil Based Shampoo is free from harsh chemicals that are the current and leading cause of many chronic hair conditions. Our shampoo is free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens, DEA, gluten, artificial colors, artificial fragrances and harsh preservatives. This gentle formula is fortified with an organic blend of argan oil, B vitamin complex, biotin, nettles extract, saw palmetto, He Shou Wu (Fo-ti) and other clinically proven natural ingredients to aid against hair loss.”

All that is great, but does the product work? My hair feels fuller, softer, and is much shinier than before. These products are packaged in very sturdy and durable packaging. The smell isn’t so great, but that is the pay off sometimes for fuller hair. The smell doesn’t linger in your hair, so that is the up side of that! With a product that doesn’t contain harmful added perfumes, you sometimes run the risk of not caring for the smell. But if you idea is to get the most out of a product for its intended use, then the smell is nothing in comparison to the amazing hair power this product has! It is a must have for any fellow PCOS sufferers like myself.

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LaBelleza Anti Aging Products Review

I was offered the wonderful opportunity to try out 2 great products from this amazing company. The company name is LaBelleza and the products were a vitamin c serum and a hyaluronic acid serum. Both of these products are known to reduce the signs of aging on the skin by fighting fine lines and wrinkles with natural ingredients. They both make your skin feel beyond amazing!

Starting with the vitamin c serum:
It smells amazing! You wash your wash you face as you normally would and then apply this product. I do it in the morning and at night before bed. Then you apply your moisturizer as usual. Or foundation in the morning. Within a matter of days my skin felt smoother, looked younger and more radiant. With continued use it just gets better.
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And now the Hyaluronic acid serum:
This is a really awesome looking bottle, looks great sitting on my vanity. But if that was all it was good for then it would be pretty useless, right? Well, that is not all it is good for! This product goes to work from the first use to allow your skin to pull in moisture and repair itself. Continued use nets the same amazing results as above, reducing fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging and damaged skin. It feels nice on your skin and smells pretty good too.
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You won’t regret either purchase! BUT if you do there is a money back guarantee! You all know how I love that.

Kiss to you all, Have a warm and safe weekend!


Rash Guard Shirt Review

The idea behind this shirt is pretty cool: You wear it and you don’t get chaffed while doing all your fun sports. Well, my husband doesn’t have much time for sports, however this shirt has done really well at keeping him warm while outside and cooler inside working. I am not sure if it was intended to have that benefit or not, but it surely does. Also, all the areas of his torso that used to get heat rashes and generally be annoying are no longer there because this shirt keeps those areas from becoming irritated. So score either way! This does fit really snug, but it is supposed to, that is the idea. So order up a size when ordering. These shirts are also good for blocking sun and bugs! UPF of 50! Being made in the USA makes this shirt a number one to me! I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Pet Handheld Massaging Mitt Product Review

My cat loves this thing. I wish I had remembered to take a pic! The rubber parts apparently feel really great on his fur and skin. They are pretty great at pulling off the pieces of fur that always get down into my carpet before they get that far too. Kitty Perry thinks that I am just rubbing him, but the whole time I am removing aggravating dander that makes me sneeze. This is a great product, well-made, great quality materials and my cat actually loves it. That is rare. This mitt is big enough for my husband’s hands and still not so big that my son can’t use it too. That means that the whole family can participate in grooming Kitty and he thinks he is just getting loved on. Love it! I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Adovia Dead Sea Salts for the Bath Review

There is nothing that can make me feel better about life in general than a nice hot bath. These bath salts add another level to that comfort. They have very little to no smell at all, but what they do for your skin is amazing. My skin has never been smoother or felt more cared for. My husband even loves these bath salts. I have not tried one thing from this company that was anything short of amazing, and this product is no exception. They come in a really big bag too for such a good price! They are really finely ground, making the dispersal into your bath water pretty immediate. They dissolve right away, with no grit or film leftover on your bathtub. That kinda thing always ruins my pleasant mood after a calming bath. No worries with this product though. The bag is a zip loc, which means that storage, even in the steamy bathroom, is no problem. It couldn’t be simpler. I have chronic pain disorder and this product is a wonder on my aching joints. My husband has had a rash for the last week, but after using this product in his bath just one time, he has found relief that no other product that he tried had offered. We are sold on this one! I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

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GrillFella BBQ Wok (Coppper) Review.

This is such a handy thing! My family loves grilled foods and vegetables. It is so hard to cook vegetables on the grill normally, but this basket makes that simple! And with the divider you can cook two kinds of vegetables and keep them separate! I love this thing! You can even use this basket to grill shrimp, which is surely easier than try to do it on kabobs. The sides are nice and high, so nothing falls out. The basket is plenty big enough for any thing you can think of. Or family will use this forever! Love it! It also makes clean up a snap and you don’t have to heat up the inside of your house while cooking. I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

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Insulated Lunch Bag Review

My husband carries his lunch to work most days and this lunch bag is super handy for that. The shoulder stray allows for easier carrying and it is insulated really well, so that none of the food inside spoils. We picked a bright red color because it is bright enough to be easier for him to identify. It is big enough for anything you can think of that he might want for lunch, but not so big that it is bulky or gets in the way. The little rubbery strings on the side are the best place for a drink, so that he doesn’t have to dig through the whole bag when he needs a sip. The shoulder strap is adjustable so that my shorter self can change it to fit me or he can use it at full length for himself. This is a great product, made of top quality materials and seems to be very sturdy and well-made. I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

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Anti Snore Nose Clip Product Review

These are acrylic clips that you put on your nose that open your nasal passages, allowing you to breathe better and sleep quieter.

This product is so simple. It simply opens your nasal passages up, allowing for breathe to travel through them easier. It works on me, I snore way less and wake feeling more rested. My husband used them and we saw NO reduction in the sound BUT I didn’t have to kick him a dozen times at night to wake him up and make him resume his breathing, as he has sleep apnea. So to reiterate- no noise reduction for him, but easier breathing. That is wonderful, sleep apnea is terrifying! These clips don’t cause any irritation and are so comfortable that you forget they are there. The case is handy for storing and so that germs don’t just fly all over the place. This also makes it easy to travel with. We will continue use of this product after this primary testing phase. I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

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Beauty Lashious Eyelash Curler Review

This is a standard eye lash curler, but with pretty fun colors. I like this one because it seems to be the easiest one to hold in my hands. It is angled a bit different than others, making use very easy. It doesn’t pinch, pull, or tug, as some have been known to do. You truly can’t get your mascara on right and get the thick full lashes that everyone wants without using an eye lash curler. Even for the novice in the beauty world, this is a must have tool for your collection. This one comes in five colors that match your mood or d├ęcor. The handy function that keeps the top part closed keeps it clean while being store in your bag or in your vanity. I simply love it! I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

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