Friday, June 28, 2013

Book Review: Full Blooded and Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson (Jessica McClain #1 and 2)

I recently found out about a site called NetGalley! It's AMAZING! You can request books  to review for free.  I signed up on June 22nd and have already read two books and have a few more to review.





Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared.
After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.
But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can't control her like he can the rest of his wolves.
When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.


Hot Blooded (Jessica McClain #2) by Amanda Carlson
Synopsis from GoodReads:
It hasn't been the best week for Jessica McClain.
Her mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge --- but Jessica is playing for keeps.
Because she's the only female werewolf in town...it comes with its own set of rules...and powers.
Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means.
All in a day's work for a girl.
The second novel in the Jessica McClain series is a full on action adventure featuring one angry Goddess and plenty of monsters, demons, and a few newly risen beasties...

Review:
These books have a strong female character and an interesting story that leaves you wanting for more. I really enjoyed reading these book and couldn't put them down (I read them both in 5 days!) I can't wait for book 3 in the series!


*These books were provided to me for my review

Friday, January 11, 2013

Silver Holos - Layla vs Color Club vs Jade vs Kiko

Here is a quick comparison of 4 popular silver holos.

Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko
These are the 4 polishes used in each pic:
Pointer - Layla 01 Mercury Twilight 
Middle - Color Club Harp on It 
Ring - Jade Psicodelica 
Pinky - Kiko 400 Steel Grey

In the sun you can't really tell the difference between the first 3 polishes. But I think Layla 01 Mercury Twilight is little more grey, Color Club Harp on It is silver/blue, and Jade Psicodelica is a soft, almost sheer holo.

Direct sunlight:
Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

Outdoors:
Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko 


Indoors Layla 01 Mercury Twilight is a flat holo/not as shiny as the others, Color Club Harp on It is a bright silver holo, and Jade Psicodelica is still a soft, almost sheer holo.

3 coats:
Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

2 coats:
Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

1 coat:
 Layla vs CC vs Jade vs Kiko

Monday, December 10, 2012

glitter obsession: Barielle Giveaway

glitter obsession: Barielle Giveaway: A big thanks to Barielle for sending me TWO 5 piece polish sets to give away to some awesome readers! If you'd like ...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil wheel

It's 12:49am right now...

Here's the collection on a mail wheel. Sorry it's not the best pic...

*edit - Better photo in semi daylight - it's cloudy this morning
China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Old Photo China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil

Friday, November 9, 2012

Gold Top Coats - OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Just a quick post comparing the two gold top coats.  The only real difference I can see is Zoya Gilty has bigger gold flakes. Also, Zoya Gilty comes in a 3 piece box set with Raven and Purity for $35 and OPI's The Man with the Golden Gun is $30 a bottle.

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty


Close up - Zoya is on the left OPI on the right
OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty


Below I'm wearing OPI The Man with the Golden Gun on my index and ring fingers and Zoya Gilty on my middle and pinky fingers. 

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Below is a shot of Zoya Raven alone


Zoya Raven


A couple box shots

OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty
OPI The Man with the Golden Gun vs Zoya Gilty

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cute-tickle Nails: Cute-tickle Nails Giveaway

Cute-tickle Nails: Cute-tickle Nails Giveaway: Hello Everyone, As promised here is a new Giveaway! A show of my appreciation for you all, my lovely readers. Closes 11th November and ope...

Friday, October 19, 2012