Nowadays, there are tons of books filled with inspirational messages, ways to improve yourself and your outlook, and how to be happy. It can be hard to decide which book is right for you. If you are anything like me, your reading time can be limited to a few minutes here or there during the day, maybe in the bathroom or while you are waiting for someone to finish something. I always like to try and find a bit of time before bed too, to let my mind focus on something positive or happy, and just allow myself that chill time before bed.
“All Mascara is not created equal” is great book filled with little tips and tricks that the author, Jessica Lamdmon has learned along the way. Here is a little excerpt from the introduction of the book:
“Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media are sending mixed messages about the way we, as women, are to live our lives. Catch phrases like “YOLO” and “swag” are distorting the ideals that we should strive for. Women have more to contribute to society than being sexy, and we certainly shouldn’t attach our worth to how many likes we get on a selfie. As a mother to a tween daughter and a teenage son, I have learned a few things about life along the way. This book is full of valuable tips or bits of wisdom that I have learned, or heard from my parents, while growing up. Some of them are quite spiritual and have helped me through some difficult times. Some of them are practical and certainly would have helped me to avoid some major overreactions to the silliest of things. Some are just plain amusing. They stem from those eureka moments where I was like “That is so true!” Like, who knew that the thread count of sheets really does make a difference? This is not just another book where a mother and her daughter walk hand-in-hand in the garden as the mom passes along life lessons. This book is more of a woman-to-woman guidebook for life.
Now about mascara…how many of you look at celebrities and are like, there is no way their lashes can be that full! You’ve tried to layer coat after coat with your mascara and wonder why your lashes still look like, well, your lashes. You think, am I applying this wrong? Maybe I need a special brush? No. All mascara is NOT created equal! This was news to me. I don’t care how much your current mascara costs, it still might not be good. There ARE mascaras that are superior to others. You just need to find the right one.
So, as you read through the pages of this book, grab a cup of tea, and let these tips sink in. Don’t get distracted by what society is trying to tell you to become; walk in the plan God has for you. You are God’s beautiful creation, and He has a wonderful plan for your life.”
I will be honest and say that when I was first offered the chance to review this book, I hesitated. I consider myself to be spiritual, but am not religious in the sense that I don’t attend a church at the moment and I wondered if the book would speak to me. I figured that I could always use what connected and discard the rest, so I decided to be a part of the blog tour.
I actually really enjoyed the book. It had so many great tips, things I wish I had thought of first, and a few that made me say “woah, that is awesome!” The book is written in bite-sized pieces, if you will, so is perfect to pick up for a minute or two in between other activities, or to just flip through to find something that grabs at you in that second. It would be a great gift to give a friend just because, or someone you know could use a wee pick me up.
A few of my favourite quotes from the book:
“You should have one sweatpants day a week.”
“Big girls do cry. This doesn’t show weakness, it just shows that you are human.”
“Don’t be a heartbreaker. Remember that is someone’s baby boy.”
“Don’t post anything on social media you don’t want seen on the front page of Yahoo”
“You are responsible for how people treat you. How you react to being treated poorly will determine if this will be a repeat event.”
“It’s okay to be different. Just think how popular the nightly specials are.”
“Being curvy is not a bad thing despite what Hollywood says.”
“Sorry with a “but” isn’t a real apology.”
“Don’t let the world define who you are.”
This book would be amazing as a gift for anyone in your life, from teenagers to seniors. God and religion are prominent themes in many of the quotes but if you aren’t religious, you can simply choose to skip over them and find the ones that you like. That is the beauty of this format. I would love to share more quotes with you, but I want to keep some of the magic for you to find too.
Since we could all use some fun, I am really excited to be able to give away a copy of this book for one lucky reader. With Easter and grad time coming up, it would make a great gift for someone in your life, or an awesome gift to you from you. If you want to get a copy of the book now, you can find it on Amazon or at Jessica’s website now.
To enter, you just need to leave me a comment with your best tidbit of life advice. Then click on the Rafflecopter form to let me know that you did it, and to get some bonus entries. If you have any problems, let me know and I will try to help you out. The giveaway is open to readers in both the US and Canada