Book Review: The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics by Adam Withers

Book Review: The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics by Adam Withers

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This book has to be one of the best books I’ve come across when it comes to creating and potentially selling comics, manga and the such. It is well written and the illustrations are awesome. To me, it is a book which I can easily see a professor picking up and using for a college or high school setting. It’s quality and substance. I am very impressed.

My niece is a anime lover, and she loves to draw and create new scenes. With her in mind, I picked up the book. However, even though I’m not the animator, I believe there was such a wealth of information that it motivated me to pick up a pen and start drawing.

I really enjoyed the area on writing and screenplays, finding it very helpful. Not only for this particular genre, but any sort of applications that you could apply it towards.

The book has pullouts, screenshots directing your eye as to how to create a move, tips.

All in all, I love this book and it’s doubtful I will let it out of my sight it’s that good!

I did get this book from BloggingforBooks in exchange for an honest review.

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Product Review: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo

Product Review: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo

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Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo is created to be used as a clarifying shampoo that removes the majority of residue that is left behind by your everyday products. I plan on using it once a week to cleanse my hair before piling up another week of products to keep my naturally curly/wavy hair healthy.

Recently I had noticed how my hair was getting heavier despite being washed on a two-three day schedule. In times past, I could go that long. But perhaps the additions of new products to my hair regime, has created this excessive residue build up. This past weekend I used the Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo and after shampooing twice, could feel the rich lather in my hair. After rinsing, I styled my hair as usual and couldn’t help but notice the softness. However, it was the second day that I really began to notice a difference. My hair, despite a second without washing, was still feeling fresh and alive. And here I am, the third day where I’m already planning on washing it the next day, it feels as awesome as the first day.

I will most definitely be using this shampoo in the future. I love how it cleans my hair. I look forward to finding out how it enhances my current shampoo. YAY!

I received this product from Bzzagent for free, however this review is based upon my honest, unbiased opinion.

@Neutrogena @BzzAgent #GotItFree

Product Review: #SunshineVoxBox

Product Review: #SunshineVoxBox

so I was given the opportunity to receive a box of goodies to try out, and if I liked them to blog about them. That, and share on social media. Personally, this particular box was an awesome box of treats. Every item I received, I ended up using. My mistake was not taking a photo of the enclosed goodies! But, I do have a few photos of what I did get.

imgres My first item to pull from the box was a color from the Sinful Colors collection. Mine was a very bright pink. I liked the pink, but it was a very bright color that I opted to use it on my toes. I really liked it. Would I purchase this in the future? Definitely! I love the colors offered.

6oz_Can_BOLD_Sriracha_PRIZE_NT13NTGThe second item from my box was Sriracha flavored almonds by Blue Diamonds. This particular batch I didn’t get to eat, because my husband confiscated my almonds before I had an opportunity to taste them for myself. However, his comments were that they were really good and he wouldn’t mind some more to munch on during the day. Success in that realm!

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 6.28.46 PMReceived a coupon for these, the Barkthins. The flavor I tried was almonds and coconut, with sea salt. Let’s just say, I was the hit of the office as I initially shared them with some co-workers. But quickly hid them, so I could enjoy them the rest of the week. These are definitely a dark chocolate, so for those who do not like dark chocolate, you may want to stay far away from them. In the past. I’ve enjoyed the dark chocolate and almonds with sea salt, and they were equally good. They do have two other flavors available, one of which, the pumpkin seeds I may opt to try in the future.

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 6.31.10 PMThe Infusium 23 I was really impressed with, in how well it worked with my hair. I have naturally curly, tending towards frizz. Especially on days of heavy humidity, however a small drop of this infusium worked wonders. At least on my hair. Too much of the product and it started to feel weighted down and oily, but a small amount went a long ways. This is a product that I will most definitely be purchasing in the future.

Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 6.39.05 PMThis is really a neat concept, the Vaseline lotion. It sprays well and with a swipe of your hand, melds into your skin. However, to be honest, I find myself actually preferring to pour the lotion in my hands and then wiping across my arms and legs. I think this is a product that will be used by someone tight on time, wanting to use lotion but wanting to spend as little time as necessary. Too me, it actually took more time to make sure the lotion hit all the areas I wanted and then the time to massage it into my skin. Would I purchase this product in the future? Probably not.

Dickinsons_Badge This particular product by Dickinson’s I had such great hopes for in its use. It seemed to be an all natural product, and the product packaging reminded me of a Burt’s Bee packaging. The wipes themselves were very moist and removed product from my face with little trouble. However, it is the scent, the witchazel that had me turning up my nose. Perhaps if it was a more pleasant scent I would consider using or making a purchase in the future. But for me, this was not the product for me.

All in all, I had great fun trying out the products and finding new brands, and styles to try out. I look forward to making future purchases for some of these items.

My thanks to Influenster.com for giving me the opportunity to try out this awesome #SunshineVoxBox!