Monday, April 27, 2015

A Little Bit of "heaven" !

How lucky am I to be able to get samples of Deborah Mitchell's heaven skincare. I have read about her bee venom products and have heard many celebrities have been swearing by them. I can see why. I am loving the Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel. such a great product for those hot summer days. It is oil-free, balances oil secretions, closes pores, restores moisture and gives skin a radiant glow.
Hydro Cleansing Milk is an anti-aging cleanser. It contains Vitamin E, and essential oils like lavender and rosemary.
New Edition Cleansing Cream is a bee venom product, first in the world. Bee venom is an anti-aging ingredient. As a cleanser it removes makeup from skin and eyes.
Now, as I said I have read up on the bee venom products and from what I understand, if you have a bee allergy, you may want to steer clear of these products. But it is always best to talk to a doctor if you have any questions. I loved the luxurious feel of these skin care products..loved the hydrogel and its refreshing feeling.
Please go to the website: for more information about the products and ordering info.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Jesus Cow/Michael Perry

New York Times best selling humorist  Michael Perry makes his fiction debut with this hilarious and big hearted tale , a comic yet sincere exploration of faith and the foibles of modern life blends the barbed charm of Garrison Keillor, the irreverent humor of Christopher Moore, and the audacious insight of Chuck Klosterman. (Harper Collins Publisher)

This is a story of a big hearted Wisconsin farm boy, Harley Jackson, who mostly minds his own business, bumps along in life..and is surrounded by some crazy characters who make up the small town of Swivel. Margaret, the religious woman who owns the local scrap metal shop ..Carolyn, the "environmentalist/activist...friend Billy who lives in a cat filled trailer on the farm and Klute Sorensen, the developer who bought part of his farm land when Harley's dad needed money to keep the farm running..and many more town folk that fill this book with humor and quirky country life.
And then...his milk cow delivers a calf, on Christmas Eve, with the distinct image of Jesus on it's side..and just like that,  all hell breaks lose! Word gets out, Hollywood comes to Swivel and changes life for Harley and everyone he knows.
This book is funny, well written, interesting and thought provoking. It is about family and childhood beliefs, friendships and community service.
Due out next month, it needs to make your reading list.

Friday, April 10, 2015

After The Dance by Jan Gaye

Every once in a while, I like to read a celebrity memoir. It is interesting to see into the lives of those we see on the big screen, or rock stars that have lived that rock'n'roll life..glitter, glam, glory...
Jan Gaye, second wife of soul singer Marvin Gaye, has written about her life with the super star and it is a real eye opener.
They met when she was just seventeen, he was thirty four. He was also married to Berry Gordy's sister, Anne. They were the powerhouse duo running Motown records and managing Gaye's career.
Her mother was a drug addict, who had left her in a "foster home" with an abusive woman. When she was fourteen she moved back home with her mother, and as she tells it, they were drug buddies. It was her mother who took her to a recording studio to hear Marvin Gaye..basically offering her young  daughter to him. At seventeen. The two lovers moved in together and  received the wrath of Anne Gordy, someone Gaye couldn't quite give up. By the time she was 21, Jan had given Marvin two children.  Drugs and sex fueled their relationship, as his music climbed the charts. It was like watching a train wreck, as I read each chapter..Marvin Gaye for all his music and talent, really didn't have two cents in the bank. It was all spent on drugs and lackeys and bad decisions. Really, at the end of the book I wondered how Jan had survived..because I knew Marvin hadn't.
A real glimpse into the excesses of the sixties and seventies, this book will certainly satisfy a taste for celebrity gossip,,as Jan Gaye drops quite a few names.
The book will be published mid-May..just in time to take it to the beach on Memorial weekend. And like a fan magazine, you won't be able to put it down until you have flipped through all the pages.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mia Beauty Clip'N'Bun

Mia Beauty has done it again with these fun braided clip
on buns.  I think it is going to be great for summer hair, when you have been at the beach all day..have sunscreen in your hair , salt, sand, whatever..just pull your hair back tight, stick the bun on it and clip it in. Instant chic..maxi dress, sandals, big sunglasses and big straw bag...I can just see it.
And because Mia Beauty is all about the two Clip'n'Bun s and you are Princess Leia just in time for the new Star Wars movie :)
You need to go to Mia Beauty website and see all the great hair is a great place to shop!