February 29, 2012

*** REVIEW: Online Nail Bar ***

I received 1x cute tiny nail art stickers from Online Nail Bar nail art stickers company for review. First, I applied one coat of mother-of-pearl nail polish (which is my own polish), and then I put the nail stickers on my nails. I chose the yellow ones. Their desing is great, I love both the colors and shape; they are also very affordable - just 1.25 GBP (1.99 USD). However, they don't adhere to the nail very well; you need to press them many times, but even so, their edges may come loose. Maybe it would be better if the company used better adhesive.
You can give it a try if you want a temporary adornment on your nails, as I don't think they will last so long (unless you apply a coat of varnish on them). But all in all, I don't think you can find such nail stickers with beautiful design for such a competitive price.

From the Company: stock a fantastic range of nail art stickers. Each sheet contains between 30 and 60+ stickers so this means that you can complete mutliple manicures or share with friends. This product is extremely affordable at only £1.25 each.
Nail art stickers are easy to use and create a professional looking manicure which ends up costing pennies.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

*** BOOK GIVEAWAY: Destiny *** (CLOSED)

Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Free Focus Publishing (January 10, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982674724
ISBN-13: 978-0982674727
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabrielle and Darron at odds.

About the Author:
Laura DeLuca is the author of the young adult novels "Destiny", "Destiny Unveiled" and Phantom.

BUY IT: You can buy this book for $14.95 at Amazon.

WIN IT: One (1) winner will receive a signed copy of Destiny by Laura DeLuca & a box of incense! (Value: $20.00 USD)

February 28, 2012


I'm with you again with a jewelry review & giveaway. As a woman, we cannot give up wearing these beauties, can we? :) Here is Cutey, offering high quality charm bracelets, with charms included and free delivery on all products. They sent me one of their choice of bracelet, and one of my choice of bracelet (Value: $40.18) with the label attached on them.

Oizys is a classic, subtlety designed charm bracelet perfect to go with a number of outfits and contains a range of charms and beads that will work with a number of outfits. 18cm chain length.
Philotes is our super pink charm bracelets, we designed it to use a heavy amount of bright pinks and is very girly. 18cm chain length.

First of all, I like the colors. The glass beads are beautiful and they use different charms in a bracelet. Also, they use a stopper on which their brand name is written. On the chain, there are two end pieces which prevent the beads from separating. You can fix the bead there. It has an interesting thick chain and closing. It may be a bit difficult to close the bracelet at first, but when you used to it, it becomes easier. However, if you have much hair on your arms, the chain may pull your hair; this is the only disadvantage as I saw.

Hypnosis Charm BraceletAether charm bracelet

My Favorite Three from the Shop:
- Tartarus = $20.09
- Pontus = $20.09
- Hemera = $20.09

Pontus Charm BraceletHemera Charm Bracelet

From the Sponsor:
Launched in 2011 our initial range sold at a very quick rate, our new range has just hit featuring the same high quality and beautiful designs.

Momus charm braceletGaia Charm BraceletEros Charm Bracelet

VISIT IT: (Website) (Facebook)!/CuteyJewellery (Twitter)

BUY IT: You can buy these pretty bracelets for only $20.09.

WIN IT: Three (3) winners will receive a charm bracelet of your choice. (Value: $20.09 USD)
Oizys Charm Bracelet

February 27, 2012


I decided to create a group of reviewers for my blog. As I live in Turkey, sometimes it's hard to get a product from abroad to review, so I'm looking for high-quality product and especially book reviewers from US and Canada. But e-book reviewers can be from anywhere in the world. There are 2 categories:

* Product Reviews (Fill in the form HERE)
* Book Reviews (Fill in the form HERE)

You can apply for one or both. This is NOT a paid position. But you will keep the free product & book you will receive for review. The reviews will only be published on my blog; you cannot post these reviews on your blog; they will belong to Sweepstake Lover blog. However, you can promote it by giving link to the review with my URL (post's URL).

* You must be reliable.
* You must have review experience and have a blog.
* You must often check your e-mails and communicate with me.
* You must send me the review of the product in 1 week, and book in 1 month after you receive the item.
* The review must have minimum 200-300 words.
* You must be able to take photos of the review item (this is for physical product reviews only).
* You must have a good command on English.

Keep in mind that there may not be plenty of opportunities. Thanks in advance for your interest! Looking forward to your applications!
If you have a question, you can e-mail me: annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo (dot) com

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I want to reach the shops, Etsy sellers, brands, authors, etc. here. Would you like to sponsor a worldwide giveaway and/or have your product reviewed on a PR3 blog? Then, check my stats and contact me:

*** REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Readings By Kat *** (CLOSED)

Maybe you don't know, but I'm really interested in spiritual things. And tarot reading is one of them. I don't know how to read it (actually once I used to telling fortunes for fun with playing cards in high school and they mostly came true! Now, I don't do anymore), but I love having it read by someone else. It's mysterious, fun and interesting to hear what we may face in the future. Of course these can only instruct us how we can make decisions and lead our way, but we are curious people, aren't we? :)

PS: By the way, Turkish coffee fortune telling is the most popular way of fortune telling in my country, followed by tarot.

BağlantıLove and Romance Knot Spell and Sachet KitDeluxe New Home Cleansing and Blessing Spell Kit - OOAK

I'm very happy to introduce you Kat, a great person of EmKatCreations, specializing in Intuitive Tarot Services and Custom Witchy-Wares. She did eight card intuitive tarot reading for me. I asked a question about my band (you know that I'm a singer) and she sent me two-page reading with the picture of my custom reading. I can say that she does her job very well. She explained the current situation (which way to choose), best way to proceed now, how to proceed in the future (by dreaming bigger), the final outcome (regarding material success), etc. She gave some warnings too about against whom to be careful for the future of my band. She told me the keys (what to do, what not to do) that will lead us to success. I especially love her manner of reading; as I saw, she always tried to tell positive things, because if we feel positive, our life will be full of good things forever. Nobody wants to hear bad things, right? We need people around to give us hope...
PS: I can't share the picture and texts of my custom reading with you, because it's a private thing, thanks for your understanding.

Spiritual Guidance - Seven/Eight Card Intuitive Tarot ReadingOstara Spring Eqinox Abundance Candle Spell

My Favorite Three from the Shop:
- Money Drawing Knot Spell and Sachet Kit = $9.00
- Year Ahead or Astrological 13 Card Intuitive Tarot Reading = $35.00
- Health and Healing Knot Spell and Sachet Kit = $9.00

Money Drawing Knot Spell and Sachet KitYear Ahead or Astrological 13 Card Intuitive Tarot ReadingHealth and Healing Knot Spell and Sachet Kit

From the Sponsor:
I have been reading tarot cards for over ten years. It began as a game of one-up-man-ship in a college dorm and quickly blossomed into an intuitive gift to share with others. I have been reading professionally at private parties and special events since 2001. Tarot cards do not 'tell the future' they are simply another tool and every choice that is made can alter the patterns of the future.
Readings can be performed in person, over the phone or even through email. It does not require a face to face interaction as long as the reader can make an energetic connection with the client. Intuition is natural and tunes us in to our inner and outer world realities. It is not bound by time or distance.
I added spell crafting after a client's request made me realize how much I really enjoy helping people to help themselves. I don't cast spells for other people but I can help them get all the parts together and help them be very successful.
Etsy has been such a marvelous experience and I have met an amazing bunch of people who all support the hand-made ideal.
I choose to give back when I can so I have a 100% charity listing for a no-kill municipal shelter that my Aunt works at. Details can be found here - including links to the shelter's info.

The Goddess Speaks - Three Card Intuitive Tarot Reading with the Goddess Guidance OracleThree Day Candle Spell Kit - Re-Kindle the RomanceDeluxe Faerie Spell and mini Altar kit with travel tin - OOAK

OFFER: Use the code SWEEPS15 for 15% off at her etsy shop.

VISIT IT: (Etsy) (Blog) (Facebook) (Twitter)

BUY IT: Readings are between $3.00 - $45.00; Delux/OOAK Spell Kits are between $9.00 - $15.00; Basic Spell Kits are between $6.00 - $10.00; Witch Bottles are $5.00; Crystal Candle Magic is $4.50; Simple Candle Magic is between $3.00 - $4.00; Faeries are between $3.00 - $3.50.

WIN IT: One (1) winner will receive a Love and Relationships Intuitive Tarot Reading. (Value: $15.00 USD)
Love and Relationships - Six/Seven Card Intuitive Tarot Reading

February 24, 2012

*** BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Magic Warble *** (CLOSED)

Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Two Harbors Press (January 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935097172
ISBN-13: 978-1935097174
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and an evil queen all these and more can be found in The Magic Warble, an enchanting tale of adventure and friendship.
Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals and the evil Queen Sentiz.
In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she's honored as ''the chosen one'', the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz's control. But it s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous ''Magic Warble,'' in its final resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen s ''zelbocks'' before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.

About the Author:
Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now lives in Western Washington with her husband, Russ and their three children, Toby, Kristina, and William. Her other family members are a Chihuahua, named Pipsy, and two cats, named Frodo and Fritz. Besides being an author, Victoria is a home-schooling mother of twelve years and an elementary school art teacher of eleven years. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys managing her two older children's Celtic band. She also loves reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and just simply hanging out with her family and friends.

BUY IT: You can buy this book as paperback on Amazon and My Book Orders for $16.95, and as e-book for $2.99.

WIN IT: Five (5) people will win an e-book copy of "The Magic Warble" by Victoria Simcox. (Value: $2.99 USD)

February 21, 2012

7 Bizarre Musical Instruments

Music can be found anywhere and created on anything. If you've an ear for a tune then maybe you could create something splendid on one of the following instruments? They're weird, strange and odd, but they're also awesome. Whipping out any of the above at a party and engaging an audience with an avant-garde cover of The Scorpions' Wind Of Change is going to make you a hero!

Laser Harp

The name alone is enough to excite anyone with a penchant for space and future like objects into a fervour. It's actually as good as it sounds too. Imagine lasers as never ending strings and you've got the idea. The beams are blocked, as you would pluck a harp string, to create sounds. Popularized by Jean Michel Jarre, the instrument has been given a recent pop culture boost by having been used by the super cool Little Boots.

Glass Harmonica

Ever rubbed the rim of a wine glass to create an eerie sounding wail? If you have then you'll have a chance at being able to play the glass harmonica or armonica as it is also referred to. The instrument is constructed of spinning glass discs contained in a cabinet. The disks vary in size to create different notes. Because the part of the armonica that makes the sound is made of glass the instrument is a crystallophone, which is a great word.


Little Boots also plays one of these. She's very big on odd and cool musical instruments. The Tenori-On has an added element of cool too. It was created by a Nintendo level designer. The instrument features a grid of 16x16 LED switches that are used to create sounds in a specified beats per minute.

Sea Organ

Ok, you'd have a job to ‘whip this out' at a party seeing as it is built into the coastline of Croatia. Located in Zadar you can't really play it either. Not unless you can control the sea wind. The sea organ consists of marble steps down to the sea that contain tubes and a sounding chamber beneath them. There are holes in the steps that emit musical tones when the sea and wind pass through the chambers beneath. It's architectural, musical and experimental, which is all very cool.


A resurgence in popularity has seen the stylophone prominently available in all manner of places, but that does not undo its odd nature. Essentially a stylus operated synthesizer in miniature form, the machine was hugely popular in the late 60s and was sold predominantly as a child's toy. That hasn't stopped the likes of David Bowie though using it to create aural electro magnificence. It is also believed that the stylophone can determine the musical potential of an individual by timing how long it takes them to play the lick from Axel F, Harold Faltermeyer's Beverly Hills Cop theme tune...


It isn't just a device made popular by a little man in a green tunic who spends a lot of his time saving princesses called Zelda. You can actually play an ocarina if the mood takes you. It's a flute like instrument, except a little more bulbous, and is often ceramic. It's also thought to be over 12,000 years old.
Sondra White is able to play the spoons and banjo and when not gigging she researches music gifts for the novelty gift company Find Me A Gift.

*** REVIEW: Charitable Creations Jewelry ***

You'll remember we had a giveaway with Charitable Creations a couple of weeks ago. They are so kind to send me a pair of Peas in a Pod Earrings ($20.00 value) for review. They sent it in a tiny metalic tin with their label sticker on it. It's a great box to store your jewelry in; I like it. They also sent me their business card. I always keep these cards in a bag; they are very useful.
PS: Their motto is "giving never looked so good".

These gorgeous Peas in a Pod earrings are created by wrapping a 6mm Swavorski pearl in sterling silver using the herringbone technique. A perfect compliment to my Peas in a Pod necklaces! Available with up to 4 Swavorski pearls 'peas'. Pods are hung from sterling silver ear wires.

I like that you can choose among 4 colors: light green, cream, blue, pink. I chose the cream one. And you can add up to 4 pearls (peas). The earrings are very light; and the hook is long enough to wear it, this is very important for me. I hate tiny hooks. These earrings were made very neatly and they look beautiful. The sterling silver nicely shines. I can wear them during both day and night; they're suitable for both occasion (but not for very casual or sports wearing) and look very elegant & ladyish. My mother liked them very much and I will give these pretty earrings to her :)

Sterling Silver Best Friends Heart Necklaces - Hand StampedSterling Silver Personalized Guitar Pick - Double Sided

My Favorite Three From the Shop:
- Sterling Silver Snowflake Earrings = $20.00
- Sterling Silver Washer Necklace with Pearl - Off Center Hole = $42.00
Spinner Ring with Bead Spinner Personalized Sterling Silver = $68.00

Sterling Silver Snowflake EarringsSterling Silver Washer Necklace with Pearl - Off Center HoleSpinner Ring with Bead Spinner Personalized Sterling Silver

About the Company:
Charitable Creations Jewelry specializes in hand stamped personalized jewelry and gifts. We also offer wire wrapped designs and hand forged rings and bracelets. New items are always be added so be sure to visit often or join our email list for special discounts, news and more. (Mailing list sign up is available on our website.)

Swarovski Pearl EarringsI Love You to the Moon and Back Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Square Charm Necklace with Crescent Moon CutoutSterling Silver Starfish Bangle Bracelet

VISIT IT: (Website) (Facebook)!/CCJewelryShop (Twitter)

BUY IT: You can find bracelets & anklets, earrings, necklaces, rings for fingers & toes in the jewelry section. Don't forget to check the collections section, you can see interesting things that will attract your attention.

* I received the abovementioned free item for an honest review.