My personal faves: Nail Polish

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Even though I’ve recently been introduced to Jamberry and appreciate the longevity and unique patterns they have, I am using my Jams for special occasions, not as an all-the-time thing.  So I thought I would put together a little list of some of my own personal favorite nail polish colors.  They are all from Zoya, because except for a few bottles, they are what I have, and because I like them, they wear well, and they are 5-Free, I figure why not stick with what works.

In no particular order, my nail polish favorites:

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Vega ~ Lux ~ Kelly ~ Portia ~ Rea ~ Trixie ~ Odette ~ Brigitte ~ Godiva ~ Vespa ~ Nyx

And two honorable mentions (colors I don’t wear that often, but I still really like and are still favorites):

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Blaze ~ Crystal

I currently have a combination of Vega and Lux on my toes (just a random one coat of each- makes a neat purple/pink/blue effect) and my nails are bare.  I’m thinking Rea for my nails this week!

A Grand Design Book Review Book Tour

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A-Grand-Design-sm About the Book:
 New From Quilts of Love || A Grand Design
 A getaway on a charming island may be just what Alyssa needs—if only she can let go of her past.
 When Alyssa Denham, a single career woman, wins a fun getaway for two on Mackinac Island where her grandmother lives,  she gives her carefree best friend a call. Together, they tour the old shops and hidden treasures of the quaint island while  helping Alyssa’s grandmother piece together an heirloom quilt. Their quest gains them entrance into the homes of many    longtime residents of the island, parts of the city that are otherwise off limits to tourists.
 As the quilt’s story takes shape, Alyssa gains amazing insight into her grandmother’s life . . . and attracts the attention of the  handsome Scott Whitman, an island resident in charge of hotel transportation. Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from  letting go? Or will the quest to piece together the heirloom quilt restore Alyssa’s fractured heart—and bring healing to her  entire family?
 Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

 About the Author:

Amber Stockton is an award-winning author, a national speaker, and a direct-sales brand partner with Nerium International. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Aussie/retriever mix named Roxie. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards.
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My review:
I enjoyed this book, but it didn’t grab me.  It felt a bit cheesy and out of time period in the way people talked at times.  But the plot was clear and enjoyable.  It was a quick summer read.  Some books you finish and you wish it kept going, or you know you’ll pull it out again to re-read it in a few years (which to me, really is a test of its amazingness).  This book fell a good bit short of that, but it was still a nice read, but it just didn’t seem anything special to me.
*I am a Litfuse Blooger and was sent this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Quilts of Love Kindle HDX Giveaway, Amber Stockton, A Grand Design

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  • A Kindle HDX
  • A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
  • Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll

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Thrifty Thursday ~ Back to School

Leave a CommentI’m going to try a new weekly Thrifty Thursday, where I either share a great deal or give a tip on how to save yourself some moolah.  Today’s post is going to be about how you can save by using Swagbucks.  If you haven’t joined Swagbucks yet, and you like getting gift cards […]

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#oldschool blogging – A birthday, an adventure, and summer…

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Leave a CommentIt’s been a little while since I’ve done a random happenings post.  The past few weeks have been very busy, and I feel like I’m finally catching my breath.  I had my 30th birthday 11 days ago, and at the same time, I was in Columbus, Ohio for the Thirty-One Gifts conference.  It […]

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THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Party

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Leave a CommentWelcome to the launch campaign for debut novelist Kristy Cambron‘s The Butterfly and the Violin. Romantic Times had this to say: “Alternating points of view skillfully blend contemporary and historical fiction in this debut novel that is almost impossible to put down. Well-researched yet heartbreaking. . . .” Kristy is celebrating the release of […]

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