Saturday, March 30, 2013

Garnier Olia Gets Rid of Resistant Grays

Being a Bzz Agent definitely has it's perks.  I was given the awesome opportunity to try out Garnier's new Olia  Hair Care in exchange for my honest opinions.  At first, I had my doubts because I have stubborn, resistant gray hairs which are difficult even for the best hair stylist to cover completely.  I took the challenge expecting a negative result.  I was soon to find out that Garnier stands behind their promises.  Since pictures can say a thousand words, I have embedded them below to show my readers how my hair looked before and after using Garnier Olia.  Give me a few moments to elaborate on this wonderful product.  Garnier's Olia does not contain ammonia rather than that it uses 60% oil blend containing natural flower oils in the colorant.  Applying the solution is very easy and I found that leaving it in my hair an extra five minutes because of my resistant gray was the answer.  Not only was all the gray completely covered but the color was so vibrant and stunning.  I particularly enjoyed the silky feel of my locks and the incredibly low price for a product that actually works.  I must confess that this was my first experience with Garnier Hair Coloring and they have made a big fan out of me.  I've already stocked up on several more boxes to use in the future.  Note in the first photo below (Pre-Garnier Olia) how I have a lot of gray right in the front of my face which always made it difficult for me to pull my bangs off of my face.
And the final results which was a pleasant surprise~

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We Live In a Spiritual World

Author Steve Sjogren's HEAVEN'S LESSONS- Ten Lessons I Learnt About God When I Died is a fascinating read.  Rarely do I read a book twice, let alone twice in a row but Sjogren's journey was so exciting I just had to reread to ensure not missing one thing.  I thank Booksneeze for the ability to read his story in exchange for my thoughts.  This book will convince the reader that miracles were not done away with years ago and that God still speaks to his people today.  He is a real God wanting to get closer to his children.  Imagine going into the hospital for a very simple  procedure like having your gall bladder removed only to find out you don't have a gall bladder.  The surgeons accidently cut into a main artery which leaks blood into the back of Steve's body and it's nearly an hour later before they discover their error.  By now Sjogren is flat-lining.  Having coded for close to seven minutes can cause enormous damage to the body.  Although Steve suffers with some necrosis he is protected by major difficulties because of the Grace of God.  The Book describes in depth the glory of Heaven that he witnessed and the meeting with Angels.  Not to take from the author's testimony, it is up to you to read.  There is shocking revelations about Bob Dylan and Robert (Bob) Kardashian who was an Elder in the church at one time.  Yes, Kim's dad.  I found great comfort and joy in this book and hope that everyone gets a chance to read it.  Don't shortchange yourself!

Monday, March 4, 2013

When Happily Ever After Shatters

Sue Birdseye bravely tackles the sensitive subject of divorce among Christians.  Still today, divorce is frowned upon in many denominations so the subjects involved feel that much more alone and heartbroken.  I can relate to her pain and determination to rely on God's help after experiencing one of the most devastating occurances in life.  The deep hurt of adultery and abandonment drew the author closer to her Faith while so many in the world tend to become bitter at God and resent him for their misfortune.  Her mature spiritual understanding allows her to realize that this was not God's will but her spouse's choice and that God feels our deep sorrow.  Ms. Birdseye shares with us the many phases of her grief from trying to hide her feelings from others and finding joy in the new found confidence of being independent.  Her journey can help many others know that they are not alone and that they too will heal and better days are ahead.  It's a wonderfully written book which I was given the opportunity to read from Tyndale network.  I only wish this book had been available years ago when I was going through the same.  I highly recommend the book as well as what the author is conveying '"Never Give Up"'. 

Lord, I Give You This Day

Author Kay Arthur's Lord, I Give You This Day 366 Appointments With God was a rewarding experience for me.  I am grateful to Blogging for Books for the opportunity to get to know this writer.  I really enjoy her writing style and look forward to obtaining more of her books. This daily devotional beacons the reader to make a greater commitment to their service for Christ.  She explains how we can make God our center no matter what may befall us.  Highlighting many opportunities to please our Lord and draw closer to him, this book will walk us through many of the trials that we all
encounter.  With scripture, the author is able to uplift and encourage us everyday.  On January 3rd  she shares, '"Oh friend, let me assure you that no matter what changes are occurring in your life, in your job, in your family, in the nation there is always one stabilizing factor upon which you can rest: your God.  He is the immovable Rock.  You can hide in Him."'  Such inspiring words bring a hopeful start to each reader's morning.  If  you have been down and out, this book will bring you strength and courage.  Devotionals are awesome in that way, giving you enough to ponder on for  that day and than blessing your soul with something new on the next day.