monthly wrap-up

Monthly Wrap-Up (November 2017)

Where did November go?! Seriously! It’s as if it was just November 5th or 10th the other day, and now suddenly it’s the 30th and tomorrow is the first day of December! My goodness. I think that this is the month that went by the quickest for me this year, and I’m not sure why!

beauty product review

Sephora Birthday Gift Tarte Lip and Cheek Set (Review)

Name: Tarte Lip and Cheek Set Brand/Company: Tarte Cosmetics What: Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in “Birthday Suit” and Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in “Paaarty” Source: Beauty insider birthday gift from Sephora Blurb: Get birthday party-ready with vitamin-packed, solar-baked blush formulated to balance and brighten skin. Finish off your look with a moisturizing, full coverage liquid lipstick for… Read More Sephora Birthday Gift Tarte Lip and Cheek Set (Review)

arcstravaganza, weekly meme

#ARCstravaganza (#20): Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I’m featuring a book that I wasn’t going to feature just yet. But since the snow melted, and hasn’t come back…and my backyard looks like poop in the winter if there is no snow, and I’m running out of pictures that I took when there was snow…I… Read More #ARCstravaganza (#20): Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

calendar girls, readalong

Calendar Girls November 2017 Readalong Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Discussion 2: Chapters 9-20)

It’s time for our second Renegades discussion! This week we’ll be we’ll be talking about chapters 9 to 20! For those of you hearing about this readalong for the first time, you can find the info and sign-up post here. And if this is the first time you are hearing about Calendar Girls, it is a monthly… Read More Calendar Girls November 2017 Readalong Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Discussion 2: Chapters 9-20)

Adult, ARC review, book review, nonfiction

The Great Cannabis Conspiracy by Dr. Samuel Mellace (ARC Review)

Title: The Great Cannabis Conspiracy Author: Dr. Samuel Mellace Type: Nonfiction Genre: Biography, Memoir Publisher: Prism Publishers Date published: November 1, 2017 Format: Paperback A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Description: In less than two years, Dr. Samuel Mellace experienced a life-threatening car accident, a prescription… Read More The Great Cannabis Conspiracy by Dr. Samuel Mellace (ARC Review)

book review, young adult

The Empress by S.J. Kincaid (ARC Review)

Title: The Empress Author: S.J. Kincaid Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia Imprint: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publisher: Simon & Schuster Date published: October 31, 2017 Page Count: 378 Source: Chapters/Indigo A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by Chapters/Indigo, in exchange for an honest review. It’s a new day… Read More The Empress by S.J. Kincaid (ARC Review)

beauty product review

Clarins Paris Hydra-Essentiel Face Moisturizing Cream (Mini Review)

Name: Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Brand/Company: Clarins Paris What: Face moisturizing cream Source: Influsenster & Clarins Type: For normal to dry skin. Blurb: Moisturizes and quenches, silky cream. A silky cream that restores comfort and radiance to super-thirsty skin, instantly soothing tightness and irritations. I received this product courtesy of Clarins and Influenster for sampling purposes.

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 2): Bento Lunch, the Hakone Tozan Line, and a Long Walk Home Through Tokyo

The second half of Day 6 was a little more exciting! As you can tell from the title, we had an amazingly delicious lunch, then made our way from Odawara to Hakone where we had been planning to go and view Mount Fuji. That didn’t work out (and you can read all about it in… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 2): Bento Lunch, the Hakone Tozan Line, and a Long Walk Home Through Tokyo