Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bella Candles beautiful candles but shady service

Now I'm not a fan of putting a company down unless they have truly bad service or I have had beyond a bad experience with them. EVEN though they have beautiful candles beware how they bill and ship.

I had been getting emails from them for a few months and back in June they had an offer of try one of 3 candles for just a $1 shipping. I thought it was a great treat to see if I liked them because I love candles as long as they have a decent scent and even more I love getting good surprises. As a mom of 3 teenage daughters the fact they had jewelry inside made it even better because not only could I make my house smell nice I could if I did not like the item or it did not fit I had 3 other people I could give it to.

So on June 10th I ordered the Paris candle which had a ring in it plus had the added benefit of being both a moisturizer and a massage oil which would help relax after a long day. So the hold on my credit card got placed right away and on the website it says order within a certain time it would get shipped in under 48 hours later. Image my face when I start checking on the order because I can not wait to see this candle and try it out as I have never had a candle that could be used as a lotion that the order was not there even though I had the money come out of my account. Then the next time I had checked my account it said I had paid 4.99 shipping on the 16th of June for a candle called Fruit Punch but it wasn't fulfilled and yet to be shipped. I let the fact I got charged more than the ad said to get the candle fixed to the correct type. I finally on June 24th got them to get my order fixed. I after got a Fedex notice and finally got my candle on July 7th almost a full month after I ordered the one candle.

I will have to give them the fact the candle smells great.The buttercream and almond scent is something that my children also enjoyed as I let them use it to soften their hands. After burning it a good 15 hours it is still going strong. It came well packaged and I have used it as a candle , lotion and oil. I gave the ring inside to my daughter Beth who has a birthday in August. I did not care for the fact there was no signature required or a way to remove my credit card from file on the site.

Fast forward to August. I had just moved because the place I had lived was being sold for the landlord not paying taxes on the property. I knew I had wrote Bella Candles back in July after I had finally gotten the candle that I did not want to be part of the subscription plan they had. I figured since I was not able to remove my card and no attempt that I knew of to charge my card 49.99 that it got accepted. Come August 12th my fiance had wanted to do a family photo for the holidays and I found a great deal where I could get 48 photos and a 5" x 7" canvas for $23 . I had checked my account and had the cash before we got on the bus and rode out there. Now I have a phobia of being on the bus so the ride itself was an effort of love. We get inside and go through the 60 poses plus pic out what I wanted them I went to pay it. My card got declined. So I had to take cash that was earmarked towards other things to pay that. When I check my balance I'm 49.99 below what I should be. So I email this company and find out they had billed me for a candle and a soap? First off I had cancelled and Second it was stated 2 candles as I refuse to pay more than around $7 tops for soap as I can get body wash at Bath & Body works for cheaper.

I was told 7-10 business days to get the cash refunded back on my card and they cancelled the order. I am now nervous on them trying to redo this in September. As of August 27th I have not gotten any cash back. I am disabled and on a fixed income and getting tired of getting the run around. After taking a month to get the 1 candle I ordered and over 2 wees to get back the cash I did not give them permission to take it does not matter to me how great the candles smell or the beautiful jewelry. I consider it theft , I had been willing to let the first 3.99 overbill go and buy a few more candles around the holidays for family but I am done. This is warning be csreful from who you order from online as even a big place can bend you over if you don't watch your accounts.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sky2 - Detritus Machine: Post-Apocalyptic Thriller.

Can you imagine a barren world, just behind the verizon? Then you will be at home with the generation-x work, Sky2 Detritus Machine (Post-Apocalyptic Thriller), by William Amerman. This close to the edge, life-like account of a world torn apart in the midst of a global pandemic, follows Nick Burke, ten years prior to the events of Sky1, Nick embarks on the assignment of a lifetime, descending deep within the World to Ground 42, the city of Muldoin. In this city, personal space is expressly and strategically restricted, and the scarcity of ethics and world balance governs all aspects of life; these urban struggles are what propels Nick to bring a power struggle between the aged bureaucrats and other warring factions under control, in the fast-paced, thrill ride, and written much in the styling of Hunger Games. Nick must not only endeavor his family and followers out of harm’s way, but discover the true scourge of humanity, the evil vices each of us soothingly retain, and in doing so, try and determine if he can in fact trust anyone he has come to know and rely on, while on this hellish journey to reclaim the world as they once knew it to be.

The true malady of this story, was in my ability to not put it down! This book is a spring must-read for post-apocalyptic genre fans! I got this book to review as an ebook on Amazon and could not put the book down.

About the author :

William Amerman was born in Houston, Texas and obtained his Bachelors degree in English from The University of Texas - Austin, way back in the last century. He lived in Austin for eight years, then moved to Denver, Colorado to explore the whole "mountain man" lifestyle. In Denver he met a cute Dutch girl on a ski slope, whom he quickly wooed and followed back to her native country, The Netherlands. He married the cute Dutch girl in 1999 and they spent the next 7 years raising two sons and a sadly over-weight hound in a suburb of Amsterdam before moving back to the US in 2003. Their third son was born in 2005.

He received his MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University in 2009 and currently holds a "real" job in Information Technology in order to feed his three sons, but manages to write in the mornings and on weekends. His latest efforts are directed towards finishing a futuristic thriller trilogy based on a simple idea he had one late Saturday morning lying in bed, looking at the sky through a skylight window in the roof; proving that getting up early can be a hazard to creative thinking!

Contact information via email is: or just look him up on Amazon

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mega Giveaway


Welcome to the Top Child Products of 2015 Guide MEGA Giveaway!

I am your host StellarManicMommy2, and I want to say thank you for stopping by this blog to enter our giveaway. Being able to give back to our readers is very important to bloggers, because without you guys we would be nothing. So, thank you! Now onto what the Top Child Products of 2015 Guide is, its a year long virtual guide that will help you learn about everyday products. From infant to teenage items, you can find real reviews by real people.

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-UpWeeGo Chair and Steps

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-An EquiptBaby Diaper Bag Set

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-Organic Baby K'Tan Baby Carrier

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

20% Salicylic Acid Gel Peel review

I got this product to review as I have issues with acne, blackheads and some scaring. I haven't figured out if I like it or dislike it as of yet. I have used it a few times but have not gotten any results either better or worse. I have seen it work great for others so I am going to keep trying it until I get either better looking skin or if it does nothing more just throw it. I am hoping for the glowing skin result as I think I have too much redness in my face and I do not like feeling like I look like a circus clown.

This peel by Dr Song contains 20% salicylic acid. At a high concentration level, salicylic acid acts as a peeling agent dissolving the top layer of the epidermis and resurfaces the skin. This results in a smoother and more glowing complexion.

Salicylic Acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA). It is a highly effective peeling agent that is an oil reducer and pore cleanser. Salicylic acid is ideal for oily and acne prone skin. You can use peels to improve wrinkles, acne and remove warts on your skin. It also helps with psoriasis and ingrown hairs. It can also be beneficial for dry and dehydrated skin, sun damaged, and dull skin.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Somnis Review

side effects – I have not experienced any :)
1. Every Somnis - Natural Sleep Aid capsule has the right amount of melatonin, L-Tryptophan, and GABA to help you relax and sleep well throughout the night

2. Melatonin is a hormone that helps control your sleeping and waking cycles as well as treat sleeping problems. It helps control sleeping patterns of people who works in night shifts, jetlag or insomnia, helps fight cancer, protect against age-related damage, relieves anxiety and improves migraine frequency.

3. The body uses L-Tryptophan to help make niacin and serotonin. Serotonin is thought to produce healthy sleep and a stable mood :)

4. GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid, discovered in 1950, is the most important and widespread inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA is able to induce relaxation, analgesia, and sleep :)

5. You only need to take one capsule before bedtime! The capsules are small and easy to swallow :)

6. Each bottle of Somnis - Natural Sleep Aid contains 60 capsule, enough for 2 months of therapy.

7. It is made in the USA, yes, a great way to support our business owners!!!

8. It comes with 100% Money Back Guarantee and First Class Customer Service :)

I got this to review for my honest thoughts on how well it worked. I tried it for a week and had more trouble than usual sleeping. I gave it to a few other people to try out for a couple friends it helped and for another person it did nothing except make them hyper. As with all supplements effects can vary based on body type and how they react to various things.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

$100 Gift Card Giveaway




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