Friday, 13 April 2012

Book Review: Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie

Hey ramblers,

How many of you out there love to read books?

I for one am addicted to them. They are my boon for sanity. Fiction books mostly but when my mood strikes, non-fiction too but that happens very rarely. Anyway, last year I came across this author Anne Gracie by fluke. The blurb I read fascinated me so much that I went on the book hunt and finally got hold of the Perfect Rake. It was such a fun read that I fell in love with it laughing throughout. The hero is a 'Perfect' rake. This a not to be missed book so I wrote a small review about it. 

Okay I'll be honest. I wrote this review as a trial to become a part of COFFEE TIME ROMANCE & More staff as a reviewer and guess what.. It got me in! :) I am officially a reviewer there. :D

But the point is, I love this book soo much that I had to share it with you all too. So if you guys like it, go out, buy it and read the whole book. I would give this the highest rating there is. The review is as follows:

This is the first book in the series about Merridew sisters who were sent to live with their fanatic grandfather after their parents died. Prudence Merridew is the eldest sister who would do anything to get them away from his brutality and is waiting for her 21st birthday to get the guardianship. But an event and accident leaving their grandfather invalid for some period gives her an excellent opportunity even come up with an elaborate and extremely risky plan for escape a couple of months before her birthday. This plan goes awry when she is being forced to have the season first (because she is very plain compared to her sisters who are referred to as the 'diamonds of first water') and to get out of it so that her sisters get the chance, she claims to be secretly engaged to the Duke of Dinstable, who is a known recluse and not entered the society for past 10 years. Unfortunately he has come back and to convince him she goes to his place and mistakenly assumes Gideon is the duke. How she gets out of the situation and how Gideon plans on helping her is where the story gets interesting.

I just love love love this book. It is so refreshing from the typical romantic heros we get to read normally. Gideon is your very unusual and very non-serious hero who takes your heart away with his charm and actions. The interaction between him and Prudence is utterly delightful and invigorating though I believe whenever he enters the scene, he just takes it away. Prudence is more then his match in wits and what he sees in her makes us fall in love with her too. I appreciate the way Anne Gracie has included the secondary characters who are delightful individuals with strong personalities but complement Gideon and Prudence in such a way that they won't take the attention away from those two. Theirs is a refreshing love story filled with laughter, hope and never ending support of loved ones. This is a definate keeper which I would read again and again for a touch of joy in life and to be very honest, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series just to read a bit more about Prudence, Gideon and little Grace.

The following are the book details for your ease to go out and buy it if it is still in print.

ISBN# 0-425-20395-6
July 2005
Price: $7.99

If any of you have already read it, I would love to hear how you found the book. Do you agree or disagree with my assessment?

Have a great day you all.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sneak Peek of a new launch by Sigma Beauty

Hey Ramblers,

How many of you out there a looking for nice brow and lash brushes to give you the perfect brows?

Well guess what.. your search is about to end..

Sigma Beauty is launching two new brushes this coming Monday, April 16 as a part of their individually sold brushes line and I, get to show you the sneak peak. 

The two new brushes to be launched are described below:

E75 Angled Brow - This firm, angled brush is perfect for filling in sparse brows with powder or gel products. Use a sketching motion to create a hair like effect and more defined brow. Synthetic bristles.

E80 Brow and Lash – An essential grooming tool for brows and lashes. Ideal for combing and taming brow hairs while shaping and filling. Great for pulling through lashes for separation and exactness. Synthetic bristles.

Product Release Info

What: E75 (Angled Brow) and E80 (Brow and Lash)
Cost: E75 - $11, E80 - $9
Sold As: Individual brushes
Collection Status: Permanent
Available: Monday, April 16th

So guys, mark your calenders for Monday, April 16 and go on a shopping splurge on Sigma Beauty website.

p.s. Remember, for the month of April, Sigma is offering an exclusive free gift: a pink travel-size E05 eyeliner brush for any purchase over $30.

Thats it for now guys. Hope you have a great day.

Take Care

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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Sigma offers an Exclusive Free Gift with Purchases over $30

Hey Ramblers,

For this month of April 2012, Sigma Beauty is offering an exclusive gift with purchase over $30 -- An Eyeliner brush.

I was going to include this in my previous post but realized that the offered gift is very similar to the one in the Performance Eye Kit, therefore I made this as a separate post for the people who want to buy other brush sets or products by Sigma.

The brush is a travel sized E05 pink eyeliner which delivers a precise stroke to line the eyes. Its great for all those who just love to put on an eyeliner and be ready for the day. Since its travel sized, you can easily carry it in the purse for touch-ups during the day or night.

This offer is valid from 1st April till the end of the month. So all you eyeliner fans out there, plan to spend some money on Sigma Beauty and grab this free gift while the offer lasts. Sigma ships worldwide.

Have a nice day you all and I will be back soon with more.

Stay happy and be happy. :)

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Sigma Beauty - Performance Eye Kit

Hey Ramblers,

Hope you are all doing good.

Today I thought to do something different. This is a sort of an advertisement for the people who are interested in make-up and on the look out for new beauty products especially brushes which play an important role in make-up application.

I am going to tell you about this Performance Eye Kit Sigma Beauty launched in February as Sigma tells it.

"The Performance Eyes Kit was designed to allow the precise application of liquid, cream and powder products onto defined areas of the eyes. Essential to creating elaborate looks, the Performance Eyes Kit is a must for advanced makeup artistry.
Brushes included:
  • Eye Liner - E11 For precise lining of upper and lower lash lines. Creates detailed and elaborate looks.
  • Tightline Liner - E16 Ideal for application of cream, gel and powder formulas on the upper lash line.
  • Waterline Liner - E17 Perfectly applies cream, gel and powder formulas on the lower lid waterline.
  • Smudge - E21 Soften harsh lines on the upper and lower lash lines.
  • Blending - E36 Precise blending of powder products on small areas, such as the inner corner of the eyes.
  • Shader - Inner Corner - E46 Perfect for application of highlight shades in the inner corner of the eyes.
  • Shader - Crease - E47 For applying and blending darker shades onto the crease.
  • Shader - Lid - E56 Precise application of pressed and loose eye shadow onto the lid."

Sigma Beauty guarantees that the Performance Eyes Kit has been thoroughly tested to ensure the quality of brushes which are functional and easy to use by beginners and professionals alike. They are specifically designed to create precise and defined eye make-up looks. Each brush is an original design and is available exclusively at their website.

The cost of this kit is $55.00 on their website here.

Hope you all find this informative. I would love to hear from you all.

Have a lovely day.

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