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Reviewed – The Secrets of Their Souls by Brooke Sivendra

Title The Secrets of Their Souls

Author Brooke Sivendra

Genre Romance, Thriller, Suspense

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Things that fall apart can never be put back together. We can try, and we do, but the cracks will always be there no matter how good a craftsman we are.

Brooke Sivendra ( The Secrets of Their Souls, Chapter: 22)

Book Description:

Zahra Foster is good at keeping secrets. 

By day she is a high-powered hustler with an enviable career, while at night, in her dreams, she plays a deadly assassin. Tormented by the crimes she has witnessed, Zahra doesn’t tell anyone about her nightmares. But, when she meets her new boss, Mr. Jayce Tohmatsu, she soon realizes that they have more in common than just the company they work for, and that her dreams are the storytellers of her long-forgotten past. 

Unable to resist the magnetic pull between them, Zahra and Jayce embark on an all-consuming and passionate affair–one that is built on love as well as lies. As Zahra’s dreams intensify, she will discover that she is not the only one keeping secrets, that the past is never truly forgotten and that all debts must be paid, one way or another. 

My Review:

Strangely enough, protagonist or antagonist are the same person in this novel as this story revolves around reincarnation. Centred around strong characters with intricate weaves of past & present into the story line. One can find romance, thrill & suspense all in one here. I’d have personally preferred it to be a standalone storyline but it’s not apparently. Onto the second book in series to find out the truth of these characters..!

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My Review – Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Color Translucent

Price  C$55.00

Size   .36 oz / 10.5 g

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

An ultra-refined powder formulated with light-reflecting particles to blur imperfections, packaged in an innovative sifter designed dispense the perfect amount of product.

My Review:

There was hype surrounding this product on social media & amongst beauty gurus. Glad to say it didn’t let me down. One of the best setting powder products out there in the market although somewhat expensive. It is super smooth & light as air. It blurs the appearance of pores & provides an air-brushed finish. With its invisible finish this happens to be my favourite setting powder thus far.

My Review – Britax B-Ready Stroller

Age    6 months old, up to 55 lbs (25 kg) when using top seat only. Install car seat for infants.

Price  $649.98  (Britax B-Safe 35 Elite Infant Car Seat   $329.98)

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Are you looking for a stroller which is sturdy, functional with lots of storage space?

Then Britax B-Ready stroller is the one which qualifies. It’s not a paid promotion, here you will find my unbiased review.


A well designed stroller which copes well with family needs. Single stroller with ability to convert to double, either with additional seat or infant car seat.

Claims to have 10 seating options that adapt to your family’s needs with multiple seats or infant car seat. (Have tried 4 options thus far, facing forwards or backwards including infant car seat).

For me the highlight of this stroller is its underseat storage space, which is quite big & accessible from all sides.

Foam filled rubber tires which saves you from the hassle of air-filled tires.

4 recline positions – another feature which comes in handy .

Its adjustable handle height is really accommodating for users with different heights. Not to forget, one hand maneuverability, an answer to those prayers when you wished for third hand because two were not enough 🙂

Single step parking brake is another great feature. Locking both rear wheels with just one step. Saves you from the hassle of locking rear wheels separately like some other not so user-friendly strollers.

A canopy with ventilation window provided as well.


On the one hand, while its big base frame ensures a sturdy & stable product, it does becomes problematic on other, when you have to maneuver crowded spaces or narrow aisles.

To me its automatic frame lock is a tad annoying, almost likes an additional step. However does come in handy for travel purposes. This being my personal experience, I cannot generalize it because of course it is serving its purpose.

With size comes weight & it is a heavy item for sure, something to keep in mind as well.



My Review – The Dancing Bride (Central City Brides #1) by Cynthia Woolf

Title The Dancing Bride

Author Cynthia Woolf

Genre  Historical Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Book Description:

From the day she was born, Rita Baxter’s mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York’s bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist. Determined to escape the Irish gang that wants her dead and start a new life for herself, Rita heads to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride.

Jack Colton struck gold in his Central City mine, but the dark recesses of the mine mirror the lonely, dark places in his heart. He longs for a wife and family, but the only women in town interested in a hard former soldier like him aren’t really interested in him at all. Tired of being pursued for his newfound wealth, Jack decides to take a chance on a mail-order bride from New York. She’s supposed to be petite and beautiful, a dancer who will bring color and warmth into his cold life.

Sparks fly when they meet, both hopeful for a bright future. But murder is a poison and it followed Rita all the way from New York. Jack thought his killing days were over, but when an assassin arrives to destroy everything Jack will stop at nothing to protect his new wife…no matter the cost.

My Review:

Are you bored with slow-moving story lines?

A turtle which surely wins the race, but can’t help the pace it moves!

It happens so many times that the concept is great but exhausted with excessive narration.

If you would like a storyline which moves at a good pace & one which doesn’t beat around the bush. Then this one is for you.

The plot revolves around a “mail-order bride”. A good travel read.

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My Review – Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Trio

Color  Tan 300 – Caramel, Truffle, Rum

Price  C$67.00

Size   2 x 0.25 oz/ 7.10 g (Matte Skin stick), 0.25 oz/ 7.10g (Shimmer Skin stick)

Skin type: For all skin type

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A magnetized trio of long-wear, light-as-air makeup sticks curated by skin tone, with two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks to conceal and contour, and one Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick to highlight.

My Review:

Picked up the TAN 300. This included Caramel, Truffle & Rum. These go on really smooth and are super blend able. Tried all type of contour products & this is by far the best one I have ever used.

Concealer wasn’t my shade, thats the only problem I faced in this pre-bundled trio. I may go with the shade “Linen” as a concealer in the future. Stay tuned for a review down the road.

Highlighter is really good with no glitter/shimmer whatsoever. Just a nice smooth metallic finish, just the way a highlighter should be!

With a built-in magnet they click together so it easy for us to find them in our bags or drawers. 😉

Took one star out for the pre-bundled selection, otherwise it’s a five-star product! 🙂