Sunday, June 21, 2015
Joy William's new solo album (out June 29th) titled, VENUS is the something new I've been craving for. Every album has a mood and I guess that's why VENUS resonated with me. The mood in Joy's words is, "Acceptance. Transcendence. Trans-formation. Letting go of things that don’t serve you." This is a relatable and introspective "womens" album. I identified with several of the songs on the album like, "Until the Levee," "One Day I Will," and "Before I Sleep." Every song flows nicely into one another. They are reflective.... like reading someone's journal. My other favorites are, "Welcome Home," "The Dying Kind," "Sweet Love of Mine, and "Woman (Oh Mama)" ... a great song! Joy has a pretty voice, intense, emotional, and melodic. She was part of a four time folk rock Grammy winning duo, The Civil Wars. "It’s my coming-of-age album, becoming the woman I’ve always wanted to be. I think over the course of the last couple of years making this album, I finally felt that I stepped into my own skin. I’ve spent my whole life trying to be the best version of myself, and I’ve finally let myself just be me." Joy Williams The Official Joy William's Website, Joy can be found at Facebook, YouTube, and Intagram. Check out her music at iTunes and Amazon. DISCLOSURE: I participated in the Joy William's Venus album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Madonna's new album "Rebel Heart" was just released March 10 and is on iTunes. I was given the opportunity to listen to her new release. My first impression was, "Madonna's still going strong! There's a lot of intensity and variety on this album." There are collaborations with Nicki Manaj, Nas, Kayne West, Mike Tyson, and Chance the Rapper. The long list of producers are Madonna, Kayne West, Blood Diamonds, Billboard, Avicci, DJ Dahi, Ryan Teddler, Toby Gad, and Ariel Rechtshald, most I haven't heard of but made for a huge production. Madonna said of the album, “Rebel Heart explores two very distinct sides of my personality, the rebellious renegade side of me and the romantic side of me.” It's romantic, funky, wild, sometimes steamy and rebellious. Besides the first hits, Rebel Heart and Living for Love, my favorites are the slower songs. I like Ghosttown, Messiah, Hold Tight, Wash All Over Me, Veni Vidi Vici, Best Time, Joan of Arc, and Inside Out. Iconic is a good jam, it's catchy. It's a album I played over and over again. I can hear all of these songs being played at clubs, fashion shows, and parties. It's for all the night owls. Rebel Heart Track List 01 “Living For Love” 02 “Devil Pray” 03 “Ghosttown” 04 “Unapologetic Bitch” 05 “Illuminati” 06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) 07 “Hold Tight” 08 “Joan Of Arc” 09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson) 10 “HeartBreakCity” 11 “Body Shop” 12 “Holy Water” 13 “Inside Out” 14 “Wash All Over Me” 15 “Best Night” 16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas) 17 “S.E.X.” 18 “Messiah” 19 “Rebel Heart” REBEL HEART WORLD TOUR 2015 NORTH AMERICA / PUERTO RICO: Date City Venue Aug. 29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On Sale Mar. 9 Sept. 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 5 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico On Sale Mar. 21 Sept. 9 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Mar. 14 Sept. 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Mar. 9 Sept. 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center On Sale Mar. 9 Sept. 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 26 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Mar. 16 Sept. 28 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 1 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena On Sale Mar. 23 Oct. 3 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On Sale Mar. 16 Oct. 5 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Mar. 16 Oct. 11 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 17 Portland, OR MODA Center On Sale Mar. 23 Oct. 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Mar. 9 Oct. 22 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena On Sale Mar. 23 Oct. 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Mar. 16 Oct. 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum On Sale Mar. 16 Linkys: Madonna.com, Instagram Twitter Youtube DISCLOSURES: I participated in the Madonna Rebel Heart album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own. "This album has some explicit language and references to sex and drugs. It is Madonna after all, but just so you're aware."
Friday, March 27, 2015
After hearing about all the healthy benefits of eating steel oats I finally got the opportunity to try them. I received the cranberry and blueberry Quaker 3 minute cut oats. They were better than I expected, very hearty, and flavorful. I always had the misconception that steel oats were stale and bland but that wasn't the case. This is possibly the healthiest breakfast you can eat, heart healthy with anti-oxidants. Great for maintaining your weight and lowering cholesterol. I'm making these part of my morning routine. I received these for free for my honest review because I'm a BzzAgent.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Scrapbook.com I'm starting with, Get Organized: Scrapbook Storage Solutions with Jill Davis. Spring cleaning time! National Scrapbook Day is coming up too on my birthday. They always give out nice prizes. I've won around three. I think it falls on May 4th this year.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Mineral Infused Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask from InstaNatural. I like their line of anti-aging products because they're natural and holistic, affordable, good quality and aren't filled with shiny bits of glitter found in a lot of popular $100+ anti-aging products I have tried. The reason I love mud masks is because I like the feel of blood rushing to my face as the mask tightens my skin. It helps soften my deep brow furrow. I read that Botox was first created for that particular frown wrinkle, sitting between the eyebrows. This mask will definitely replace my old one. I like that it also has organic jojoba oil, healing aloe vera and shea butter in it too. Whenever I go out I slather on a mud mask for 45 minutes before showering so when it's rinsed off in the shower my skin is firm and my complexion is even and prepped for my makeup. I also got the opportunity to try InstaNatural's retinol in two forms. The InstaNatural Moisturizing Cream is nice, smooth, and light while still feeling the active ingredients working when it's applied. Not sticky or harsh with a natural soft pleasant fragrance. It also contains vitamin C and jojoba oil. Retinal is an anti-aging, wrinkle fighting must. You can't get around it. Everyone from Dr. Oz to your esthetician/dermatologist will tell you that. I also tried the IntaNatural Retinol Serum with vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid. I like putting this directly on my annoying new pillow wrinkle on the side of my nose. It leaves my skin soft and moisturized. Very satisfied with the IntaNatural line of organic, Made in the USA beauty products. I think when I turn 50 I'm going to have to start a "50 is the new 35" blog with all these great anti-aging products I use! And the way time is flying, it's not too far away! I received these complimentary products for review in exchange for my honest opinion. BrandBacker
Sunday, February 15, 2015
PRO-DENTAL Hyperbiotics from Hyperbiotics.com. Here's some science behind the benefits of oral probiotics. "REPOPULATE YOUR ORAL MICROBIOME. You might be familiar with your “gut microbiome”, but did you know that different probiotic strains populate your oral cavities? Your mouth is your first line of defense and the entry point for most infections. When your balance of healthy oral microflora is compromised by diet, disease, stress or antibiotics, you can quickly develop oral health related problems. With PRO-Dental, you can finally keep this often forgotten microbiome in optimal shape!" Receiving these for me was perfect timing since I've been suffering from throat, ear and upper respiratory infections lately due to my overcrowding dental issues. I like the minty taste of the chewable tablet too. I received a free bottle to try in exchange for my honest opinion from BrandBacker.