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Glamulet Breast Cancer Awareness #PinkOctober

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink October _ Zainey Laney

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and mostly everyone has someone they know who has been afflicted by cancer, if not breast cancer. One of my favorite things is seeing all the pink during October, because it is also my birthday month!

In celebration of Pink October and Breast Cancer Awareness Glamulet has created some limited edition charms for both necklaces and bracelets. For every set of charms purchased, Glamulet will donate 50% to breast cancer research. Isn’t this a great way to give back and remember those who have struggled with this disease?

My personal favorite is the necklace with the pink ribbon. I would love to wear this any time of the year. Glamulet really does offer trendy and modern jewelry at affordable prices. The charms range at $20-30 each with a complete bracelet at around $60-100.

Find out more and purchase your own on the GLAMULET site.

From the Company:

The Charms brand Glamulet was launched in 2014 to offer to every women a new range of trendy and elegant quality jewelry at an affordable price. We believe that every woman should be allowed to express herself and to feel pretty. We design glamorous Charms and bracelets and we use quality materials to manufacture them. Each woman can mix and match the Charms to create her own Bracelet. Glamulet empowers women by giving them affordable accessories to state their fashion sense, commemorate an event or symbolize a special meaning. Two years after its launch, Glamulet is working hard to spread this vision worldwide and to better the life of every woman.

Breast Cancer is the 2nd deadliest cause of death for women around the world. By 2050, no woman should die of breast cancer. We are launching the October Campaign to make this a reality. We can’t do this alone and we need your help to spread the message.

Disclaimer: Review is done in exchange for product. Sponsored by Brandbacker.

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Scentiments Soy Candle Review

I recently got the opportunity to review a soy candle. This is my first time using a soy candle that was this large, so I was very excited to do it.

This candle is very large and fills the entire mason jar. I got the vanilla scent and I really enjoyed it. The only thing I need to mention is that there is a slight flower smell which is strange but it does not smell bad. The candle is made of soy which is great because that means it is going to be good for the environment and not produce toxic fumes when you burn it. The candle comes with a gift tag which makes it gift ready. Burning time is very long so this candle is going to last a good while, making it a great value.

The candle comes in 4 scents: Cinnamon, Cool Cotton, Lavendar, and Vanilla. Also, you can get a few different label designs in each scent as well.

Scentiments Candle _ Zainey Laney

You can find this candle on AMAZON for $15,97 which is not a bad price for a candle this size.

From the company:

Our range currently has four different titles and all four are available in four different fragrances.

Looking for that perfect gift for your best friend which they will appreciate and actually use?This handmade range of scented candles produced with 100% USA Soy wax can deliver just that.

– 100% Soy Wax for Clean burn
– Handmade quality
– High Fragrance Content
– Traditional Mason Jars
– Gift Tags Included

Let’s face it buying the perfect gift for our best friend who has it all is never easy. With a simple message and great scent these candles not only say what we want to say but delivery a fantastic fragrance for hours and hours after the gift has been made.

With four great fragrances to choose from you will be sure to select the right fragrance for the occasion or collect all four for different rooms in the home. Our collection is handmade here in the USA using materials sourced and manufactured here in the USA

 

Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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One Wish in Manhatten by Mandy Baggot Book Review

It’s Novel Nerd!

The book I read last week was called One Wish in Manhatten by Mandy Baggot. It falls into the Chic-lit category.

One Wish in Manhatten By Mandy Baggot _ Zainey Laney

Somewhere this week, I read that there are a finite number of plot points and most novels fall into those categories. This one is definitely the man who plays the field gets his head turned by one woman who makes him change his ways.

But of course there is so much more to it that that. While this is a holiday story, the festivities are not forced down your throat so this is the perfect year round read. The main character, Hayley, and her daughter Angel visit their brother/ uncle in New York. Since they are from England, they are new to some of the American ways. Hayley is looking for Angel’s birth father whom she hasn’t seen in 10 years. After all it’s Angel’s Christmas wish.

This book is a quick read, and very enjoyable. The characters are believable and intelligent, which makes it a little different from your average romance novel.

One Wish in Manhatten is available on AMAZON in ebook formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: Oct 2

Press Summary:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . to fall in love

The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish on her mind…to start over.

With her nine year-old daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for an adventure. From hot chocolates and horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park, to ice-skating at the Rockefeller Centre, and Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue – they soon fall in love with the city that never sleeps.

But there’s more to New York than the bright twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has a Christmas wish of her own – to find her real dad.

While Hayley tries to fufil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked.

Determined to make her daughter’s dream come true, can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might turn into reality – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever?

Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they both realise that life isn’t just about filling the minutes…it’s about making every moment count.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

Disclaimer: I received this book in order to review it for my readers. Post may contain affiliate links. Book review done with permission of publisher.

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Frosting Company Sneak Peek #2 – Fall Favorites + Discount Code

Frosting Company is coming out with some pretty awesome and amazing new scents and products for the fall. I am really excited for it! I did want to share a few products they sent me to try out as well as a giveaway they have going on Instagram!

Frosting Company makes natural and good for your products with no parabens or pthalates. Brittany and Gabrielle who founded the company are such positive and amazing people. You can see a review of their products below for more information:

And now for the products:

Frosting Company Sneak Peek #2 _ Zainey Laney

For more information on how they look, please see video above. You can see the first Sneak Peek for more information on other products! These probably will not be available for long, as they are fall scents and there will be new ones for winter.

  • The Autumn Leaf Bath Fizzie smells like fall and is the perfect way to start your season. I love that it smells like cinnamon and is so moisturizing!
  • The Candy Corn Bath Fizzie is sugary sweet. I love how large this one is, so it feels like a good value.
  • The Pumpkin Spice Bath Fizzie smells exactly like a Starbucks drink. Plus it’s a cute little pumpkin! The only thing better than this is the Pumpkin Spice Body Frosting. These last forever and are super hydrating. This is one of my favorite products. Since you can’t get the Pumpkin Spice scent in the Body Pop Frostings, this is a good alternative.
  • The Trick or Treat bag is coming soon (probably in October) and has 5 different fizzies! That is kind of a cool value. I love the pixie sticks.

 

You can get 10% off your order using the code SHOPLANEY. Also you can stack it with a code to get you free shipping on orders $40 or more with the code FREESHIP40. Honestly this is a great time to do some early holiday shopping.

I cannot wait to see what they have for winter! It’s my favorite time of year and I want it to get here now!!!

Until next time Zainey Peeps,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

Disclaimer: I received this product but it was up to me if I wanted to review them. Post may contain affiliate links.

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Paramount Fine Foods Review (Orlando)

It’s Travel Thursday!

Recently, me and the side geeks had the opportunity to experience a new kind of food genre: Lebanese. It is similar to Greek or Mediterranean food, but has it’s own distinct dishes which define it.

Paramount Fine Foods is located at the Orlando Eye complex on I-drive across from the Shack Shake. (If you missed my review on that you can find it HERE). Parking is directly adjacent in the parking garage and is free.

Paramount Fine Foods Table _ Zainey Laney

Seating is cozy as you can see above. And to provide more of a family atmosphere, there is even an indoor playground!

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Ordering is a little different, as you approach the counter and pay. Then the server will bring it to your table. The dishes are large and suitable for sharing. Also, check out the delicious looking desserts!

 

Paramount Fine Food Dishes _ Zainey Laney

Here is a selection of popular dishes from the restaurant. My personal favorite is the hummus which is served with made from scratch pita bread which is served table side piping hot!

Paramount Fine Food Hummus _ Zainey Laney

A sampling of Hummus and Moutabbal, which is grilled eggplant and tahini.

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Don’t mind the facial expressions. We are thoroughly enjoying it! Another favorite of everyone is the falafel, fried fresh and topped with sesame seeds. I highly recommend this with the tahini sauce. I could not get enough by itself, and cannot wait to go back and try in a sandwich.

For our evening, we were able to sample a few other items from their menu as well. Here is a view of Marshall’s plate filled with falafel, basmatic rice, chicken, and the tahini sauce. Drinks were also a variety of fruit juices. The one below is strawberry.

Paramount Fine Food Sampling _ Zainey Laney

One of the most interesting things we tried was the Manakeesh which is like a Mediterranean pizza. Honestly, it is one of the best things I have eaten in a long time and is very reasonably priced!

Paramount Fine Food Manakeesh _ Zainey Laney

We were able to try 3 different Manakeesh. The Zataar is a paste (similar to pesto) of sesame and thyme blended with olive oil. It was very refreshing. The other 2 are made with an Accawi cheese. Let me tell you, the white one is divine. I do not know how that cheese is made, but it has so much flavor!

Overall, we are really excited to go back and try this again. The sandwiches, pizzas, and salads are reasonably priced, and on Saturdays they have brunch that is around $15 per person.

While you are there, make sure to check out the Orlando Eye pavilion! This is a must have spot for any vacation, and it won’t break the bank either.

Thanks for joining us on this new adventure, and until next time…

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

Disclaimer: Products or services received in post were given in exchange for review.

 

 

 

 

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Crave Naturals Cuticle Nipper Review

From time to time I review Crave Naturals products, and now I have another for you! Make sure you click the video below for a complete review on this product.

 

You can find the Cuticle Nipper on AMAZON:

From the Compay:

About the Product

  • STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION means your top rated cuticle nipper is tough and durable. It resists rust, staining and corrosion and is super-easy to keep clean and pristine.
  • CALIBRATED HANDLES is the fancy word we use for the double-spring handles on Crave Naturals scissor style cuticles nipper requiring only the slightest pressure for a smooth trim!
  • SHARP BLADES AND POINTS are perfectly aligned allow you to trim with spot-on precision without pulling or tearing. Say hello to salon-quality nails in no time.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Post may contain affiliate links.

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Luxe Beauty Essentials Large Microfiber Hair Towel Review

Microfiber towels can be found everywhere, but I never really thought about using them for my hair. Mostly just for cleaning things, microfiber does has the added benefit of wicking wetness away faster. Luxe Microfiber Hair Towel _ Zainey Laney

I normally just use normal towels on my hair, twist it up into a turban and go! So when I got the opportunity to try out this microfiber towel, I was not sure really what to make of it. However, I have to say that it does an amazing job of getting my hair dried in a timely manner, even faster than a regular towel.

The size of this towel is between a hand towel and a regular towel (23 in x 40 in). You can’t wrap it around yourself but it is certainly big enough for any head. The materials are 80% polyester and 20% polyamide so if you have any type of allergies, steer clear.

While the towel is very soft, it does take a little bit of time to dry itself. Also I am not a fan of white so it would be awesome if these came in other colors. Overall, if you are looking for something that will dry your hair faster, this might be for you!

Product is available AMAZON with prime for $19.97.

From the company:

  • This Luxe Beauty Essentials Plush Microfiber Hair Towel is made from double sided brushed terry making it incrediby soft, gentle on hair, yet super absorbent.
  • Using this Beauty Luxe Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel means less time drying hair with damaging hair styling tools
  • Extra Large Size 23 x 40 inches is large enough for long thick hair.
  • Save your hair from damaging dryers, drastically reduce the time needed to dry your hair with this Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel.

 

Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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Big Law by Lucy Cameron Book Review

It’s Novel Nerd! Look for a new book review every monday.

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Recently I began getting into book reviews, which you have probably noticed have been popping up on my blog a lot lately. My kindle app and google books always have to be stocked so I can read any time I get a chance.

My genres tend to be chic lit, young adult, and sci fi/ adventure. Big Law by Lucy Cameron, falls into the Chic-lit category.

 

Big Law by Lucy Cameron _ Zainey Laney

 

This was a fairly easy read, however the ease of reading digital books made this one challenging as I received it in bound form. No matter! I love physical books and so I made a point to read this on my mini-vacation last week. That review is coming later.

The book really had a Devil Wears Prada feel to it, and while I know that is pretty much what the press release says, I have read both that and Revenge Wears Prada so I know what I am talking about. Mackenzie Corbett is running herself ragged trying to work for a large law firm in the corporate law department. She has to work through a series of cases that causes her to neglect her personal life and in the process comes to reflect on why she chose law in the first place.

Even if you are not familiar with legal jargon, you will not get lost in the book. It does not pander to the reader, but provides a fun and easy to read adventure through career vs passion. This is probably one of my new favorite books for the fall.

The Big Law is available on AMAZON in both regular and ebook formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: September 7

Press Summary:

Mackenzie Corbett has always dreamed of living in New York City. Now, almost two years into her job as an associate at a premier Manhattan law firm, she’s living her fantasy–big salary, high profile deals, cute boyfriend, designer bag on her arm. The giant bags under her eyes from lack of sleep don’t fit into the fantasy, though. To make matters worse, she’s being tormented by a bitter, bitchy senior associate, her boyfriend is annoyed she never has time for him, and now she’s stuck on the deal from hell with a partner whose biggest claim to fame is throwing a stapler at a cleaning lady because she touched his ficus plant.
With the opportunity to secure a prestigious secondment on line, the overachiever in her is determined to endure whatever it takes to close the biggest deal in the firm’s history. But when Mackenzie finds herself the focus of a devastating investigation her dream job begins spiraling into a nightmare.
In this pitch perfect, frightening accurate novel, Lindsay Cameron throws back the curtain to this intriguing world exposing the truth about life in Biglaw.
Until next time,
Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney
Disclaimer: I received this book in order to review it for my readers. Post may contain affiliate links. Book review done with permission of publisher.
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Sugar Pop Palette Review

It’s Palette Play! After this, you can be looking for palette reviews on Friday, along with other makeup reviews.

Today we will be talking about the Sugar Pop palette by Too Faced

Sugar Pop Palette _ Zainey Laney

The packaging is just beautiful! I really love the macaroons, it just makes me think of summer!

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The first row of shadows swatched above are very creamy. Rock Candy is a light cream with some glitter. Macaron is a peach color with some glitter. Malted Milk Ball is one of my favorite colors. It has just a small amount of shimmer and blends beautifully. I love to use it as a transition shade.

Sugar Pop Palette Row 2 _ Zainey Laney

Strawberry Ice is a shade I use for blending quite a lot. It barely shows up on my skin tone though. Sugared Violet has a little bit of shimmer in it, but it is the perfect accent color. Blackberry is my favorite color tone in the palette, and is one of the only matte shades. However it is a little powdery at times. Regardless, these comprise my favorite color combinations in the palette.

Sugar Pop Palette Row 3 _ Zainey Laney

Last row has the brightest in the palette. Peach Fuzz has an overabundance of glitter in my opinion and it probably my least favorite in the palette. Bubblegum is an amazing lid color, perfect for a base. Blue Raspberry is the other matte shade, and I love using this as an accent color.

Sugar Pop Look _ Zainey Laney

Here is a look I created using the palette. I really love how subtle this look is. The shadows blend beautifully and I can make so many different looks with it. You can go natural and light, bright and colorful, or dark and smokey. This is definitely a palette I recommend if you are wanting a bright look!

What palette would you like to see next in palette play? Link you favorites below!

Unitl next time:

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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Stefano’s Grill Review – Orlando

We recently had the opportunity to try out Stefano’s Grill which is located in the Dr Phillips area about 10 min from Universal Orlando. Not only were we using some gift certificates, but we wanted to experience the Magical Dining program.

This program consists of an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $33 at this specific location. Other locations deals may differ. This program runs until the end of September and you can get more information at this site.

For our party, Chris was the only one who opted for the plan (mainly because I am a picky eater). Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of his dessert, but the rest is picture below.

Appetizers:

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Marshall and I split the Parmesan Garlic fries and the Fried Zucchini. The zucchini is a tempura batter consistency and was so delicious. It was probably my favorite thing the whole night. The fries were standard.

Flatbread appatizer _ Zainey Laney

Chris samples the flatbread and as you can see he ate most of it before I could get a picture. It was shrimp and spinach but he said there was not enough shrimp on there. Definitely tasty though!

Calamari _ Zainey Laney

Vince has expensive tastes so he went with the calamari. I cannot comment on the taste myself since I cannot stand fish, but he said it was quite delicious.

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For my entree, I sampled the Bolognese Rigatoni. The sauce was very good and it was a generous portion of meat. So much, that I could not finish it.

Flatbread _ Zainey Laney

Marshall’s entree was the Three Meat Flatbread. For the price, it was very filling, especially because it was the one of the most inexpensive things on the menu. He recommended a side salad as well.

Steak _ Zainey Laney

Chris got the Steak. The chef is a butcher by trade so the cuts of meat were very much quality cuts. At the top of the picture you can see some garlic. We were a little jealous of this, as they took a whole head of roasted garlic and squeezed it onto the plate. Then they mashed it up to put over the top of the meat. I love garlic so this was heaven!

Veal _ Zainey Laney

Vince got the veal and while it does not look very colorful, it was definitely tasty to him! You can see that there is a lot of care that goes into these dishes, but if you are looking for vegetables, I found them to be sparing. We could have really used some more as I am practically a vegetarian.

 

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On the whole, if you are looking for a nice Italian restaurant, Stefano’s Grill is definitely unique. It is a mom and pop run establishment that is cozy. The service was excellent and it was not too busy (though I recommend reservations).

Check out more review in my Epic Travel section. And until next time:

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney