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Book Review: Santa's Countdown to Christmas, 24 Days of Stories by Kim Thompson, Illustrated by Elodie Duhameau

Santa's Countdown to Christmas by Kim Thompson, Illustrated by Elodie Duhameau was published on October 2, 2017 and is a book format of an advent calendar.  Told from the perspective of Santa Claus, the storyline chronicles what Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and the reindeer do in preparation of Christmas on each day of December leading up to Christmas Day. I'd like to thank NetGalley and Crackboom! Books for giving me a copy of Santa's Countdown to Christmas in exchange for my honest review.  I was thrilled to be approved to read this book because I love Christmas and am a kid at heart. This picture book was well written and engaging.  The illustrations were phenomenal as well.  I even enjoyed reading it as an adult.  I wish I had kids of my own so I could buy it for them, but I guess I'll have to settle for buying it for family members and friends who have kids that believe in Santa Claus.  I'd recommend this book for babies through eight years old.  Reading

Product Review: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel-Creme

I received a product from for free in exchange for my honest review. The product I tested is Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel-Creme. Estée Lauder claims this product will fight visible radical damage. They claim that lines look reduced in week one; dark circles will look brighter in week two; and ninety-two percent said eyes look more rested in week three. The direction says for best results to use the product in the morning and evening.

Excited to try this product, I have to say I was a bit skeptical that the Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel-Creme by Estée Lauder would do what it said it would. I had been using this product only at night for a week before I noticed it said to use it twice a day. I decided to continue using it only at night time when I did my nightly face care routine.

Boy was I ever surprised to find that it did reduce the fine lines around my eyes. I even used it where I furrowed my brows together and noticed that the lines there looked better as well. I can only imagine how good my skin would've looked had I used it twice a day like they suggested.

As far as making my dark circles look better, I couldn't tell if they looked better or not, but those close to me noticed a difference. I'll take that as a win. I give Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gel-Creme five out of five stars.

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