Monday, September 1, 2014

Messy Beautiful Love Book Quotes & Graphics


Starting tomorrow I will be adding graphics and comments to this post daily from the book Messy Beautiful Love.  You will also find these photos shared on my Pinterest Board "Love & Marriage", and on my other social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  

If you want to purchase the book, click the book at the top of this post.  

If you want to know more about the freebies available if you pre-order the book, click here.


Review: eSalon Home Hair Color

I don't think it's a secret anymore that I dye my hair regularly.  Although I try to stay somewhat close to my natural (before grey) hair color, I tend to go lighter or darker with the seasons and my mood.  I'm sure most people know that my hair color comes from a bottle and this post will not come a shock to anyone.  

In the past several years that I have been coloring my hair, I have had it done professionally quite a few times, but I truly prefer to do it myself at home.  I can put the color on and then find something else to do for the 30 minutes or so it needs to soak into my hair.  (During this particular coloring session, I bathed two of our dogs, but that's a story for another blog post.) Of course, coloring at home usually costs less too and saving money is always a plus for me.  

For those who are concerned about cost, eSalon Custom Color is under $20 an application and you can even use code  to save 50% off a recurring order.   

With 5 easy steps you can get custom hair color from eSalon:

1) Set Up Your eSalon profile 

You tell eSalon about your previous color experience, answer a few questions about your current hair color and tell them about color you hope to achieve.  You even have the opportunity to upload a current photo for them to see your hair color.

2) Expert Colorist Review 

eSalon staff will review your information and decide on the best color option for you.  You can even indicate if you want them to communicate with you via phone or email if they have questions.

3) Blended Just for You 

They create a color just for you with your name right on the bottle!  In my profile, I indicated that my hair tends to "go red" due to some natural red undertones in my hair.  This time I wanted a color that was more brown than read, so my color had a definite golden tone instead of a red base.  

4) Personal Instructions 

You also get a booklet with instructions just for your application.  They also have your name on the cover and include specific instructions for your hair type and the amount of time the color needs for each section of your hair.

5) Delivered to You 

eSalon products come backed in a nice box and are delivered right to your door.  No browsing the hair color aisle in a poorly lit store and hoping the color works when you get home.  The box includes everything you would receive with most at-home hair color and more.  I love that they included 2 pairs of gloves as well as a stain guard, stain remover, shampoo and conditioner.

Since I was completing this review for BzzAgent, I was able to add a few additional items to my purchase.  I added a bottle of the professional Heart-Lock-It Shampoo, Tinted Love Anti-Red Hair Treatment, hair clips, a digital timer and a bowl/brush set.  

Some of the best parts of eSalon are the ability to customize your color and have professional input as well as the ease of use.  Of course, like any hair color, it does have some odor.  I thought this chemical smell was a bit stronger than the product I generally use, but the color is also much more vibrant.  The color penetrated deeply and seems to be holding up really well.  Colorwise, it is a bit darker than I intended but it could be adjusted in the next application.  So, here is the final result......


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Messy Beautiful Love Pre-Order Freebies

Yesterday, I posted about the release of Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages. Here are the freebies you can receive if you order before the book officially releases on September 16, 2014.  You can receive all these goodies for a purchase of the paperback or the e-Book version!

When you have placed your pre-order for one book or five, email a copy of your receipt to to claim your freebie package.  Freebies may take a day or two to be sent to you, but they will be so worth it when they arrive.  

Starting Tuesday Sept 2nd through the release date on Sept 16th, I will be posting a photo with a devotional thought from the book daily here on KY Klips so stay tuned!


College Colors Day: Western Kentucky University

Recently I had the opportunity to write a guest post for Her Kentucky for college colors day. Most of the larger schools were already taken by regular contributors to the blog but when I looked at the list I realized that one of my most "local" universities, WKU was not listed.  I offered to write for Western Kentucky University because as a resident of west Kentucky, I am proud of the small school in our area. 

My alumni allegiance belongs to a school across the river (University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles) so although I knew quite a bit about WKU and have been on campus on several occasions, I knew there were people who felt quite passionate about the WKU Hilltoppers.  I posted a message on my Facebook page, tagged a few friends and an awesome conversation began about things people love about Western.  Thanks to each of those people who helped spark ideas for the post.

Click this link to check out the original post on Her Kentucky.  Don't worry, the link will open in a new window so you can go read the post then come back here and leave me a comment. 

Now, tell me how adorable is Big Red?  Who is your favorite college team?