Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Enchanted World: Seasonally Appropriate Reading

It's like Encyclopedia Brittanica...for ghouls. 

About a month ago, I was browsing around a small Goodwill in Bensalem looking for Fall decor when I saw an older, rather eccentric looking woman examining a set of dusty hardcovers. I usually don't pay other thrift shoppers much mind, but something about the way the woman was poring over the books just caught my attention. That's when I saw what she was holding. 

At the top of the small stack of books was a cover I had seen before...not even long before. It was the familiar burgundy cover of Wizards and Witches of The Enchanted World series. I first spotted the intriguing book at the Columbus Flea Market but the seller was asking far too much for it. And here it was again, and again it looked as if it would go to another reader interested in myth, magic, lore, and the occult. 

But in a strange, fortuitous fashion the woman who had the books in her clutches for what seemed like an eternity...just returned them to the shelf. And in a show of secondhand etiquette, I gave the indecisive shopper a solid five seconds to change her mind before snatching them for myself. 

Odd, right? But at $1 per book, you couldn't beat the price. And who knows? Maybe someday I'll luck into finding the other 18 books in The Enchanted World series. Until then, check out the artwork. 

Colorful illustrations of ghosts, vampires, witches, and more. 

The legends of black witchcraft, vampiric monsters, and ghosts across the globe are featured in colorful detail. And all-in-all, I'd say these terror-filled tales will prove to be an inspiration in the days to come. Hopefully in my anticipated days away, you'll find some special secondhand read. While my occasional absence from Let's Go Thrifting is typically due to medical issues, this time I have a different type of hiatus in mind.

I will officially be participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those in the know. During the month of November I will try to conjure up a novel of no less than 50,000 words. And while I will not be ignoring my duties as a secondhand blogger extraordinaire, my focus will be mounted heavily upon a horror/thriller story that I've been weaving in my mind during many sleepless nights. 

So wish me luck. Enjoy your Halloween, your Samhain, your mountains of candy and horror movie marathons. And don't forget to enter the Maple Holistics giveaway! 

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

News and Reviews: Maple Holistics Shampoo Giveaway

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo from Maple Holistics

I was recently contacted by a representative from Maple Holistics, a company that specializes in environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free bath and wellness products, as well as health food. And lucky me, I was sent a free bottle of their top-selling Tea Tree Oil Special Formula Shampoo for the purpose of product review. 

Now those folks familiar with the health benefits of tea tree oil for topical use might be familiar with that medicinal scent. It's not entirely unlike the scent of menthol. And while I was excited to see what benefits tea tree oil may have for my scalp, I was a little concerned that the scent might overpower even my designer perfume. But aside from the initial medicinal fragrance during application, and that tingly-fresh feeling, I left the shower without smelling like a jar of Vick's Vaporub. 

And what's more? My newly dyed hair has kept its color, and is consistently shiny. It just feels healthy, which is no small task for someone whose hair has undergone major chemical changes over the years. And in sharp contrast to most commercially produced haircare products, Maple Holistics provides quality goods without the guilt. There is no animal testing. Their products are non-GMO, all natural, and are even made in the USA.

For anyone looking for a refreshing change to their hair washing regimen, I'd highly recommend giving Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Special Formula Shampoo a whirl. And thanks to our kind sponsor, one lucky reader will win a bottle completely free! ANNNNDDD if you check out the ways to enter, you can even score yourself a full-size product for free by signing up with the Maple Holistics sample program. So for one lucky reader, that's double prizes! 

This giveaway is open to US residents only, with valid entires through Rafflecopter that are subject to verification. The winner will be announced on November 5th. Good luck and happy shampooing! 

Let's Go Thrifting would like to thank Maple Holistics for this sponsored giveaway. 
I received this product complimentary for the purpose of product review. 

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