*The Trial of Dr. Kate* A Review!

the trial of dr kate

I actually was not very impressed by this book. In the description it says that this a book about Dr. Kate and her trial and the reporter who will basically stop at nothing to prove Dr. Kate’s innocence. However, I didn’t find that to be true. Shenandoah, the reporter, could have done much more than she did. There were some instances where her past got in the way, but not really. I feel as if this book lacked a climax and many of the events seem to just be thrown in and had no real impact on the plot. None of the characters really stood out to me and they were all kind of lacking/missing something. It also seems like the story itself was rushed. I think there was much more that could have been added to this story to add some depth and excitement. I have not read any of the other books in the Round Rock series but this one just did nothing for me.

Overall, I am giving this book 2 out of 5 kisses! Sorry! If you feel differently about this book, I would love to hear your opinion!!

LipstickLipstick

Thanks for reading!!

My Signature

Disclosure: A copy of this book was sent to my Kindle from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own!

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

*The Snow Child* A Review!

the snow child

I usually don’t read this type of adult fiction just because I sometimes find it hard for them to keep my attention, however, I chose to listen to The Snow Child through Audible and I really did like it. I didn’t love it, but I really did like it.

The Snow Child is set in 1920s Alaska and is a story based off a children’s fairytale about loss, love, pain, hope, determination, perseverance, and friendship. Jack and Mabel are an older couple who live in the wilderness of Alaska. Prior to the time of the book, Jack and Mabel lost a child and after that knew that they would never be able to have children. They move to Alaska to try and escape that pain, but quickly find that is something that is very hard to do especially since they both deal with their loss differently. One day Jack and Mabel decide to go play in the snow and they build a snowman/child/girl. The next day their snow child has vanished. They do end up finding a little girl in the woods, and they are unsure for a while whether the girl is real and if she is an orphan or something.

While the all around tone of this book is very dark and sad at times, it was still a good read. The characters in the story were all developed nicely. I think sometimes it was hard for me to really appreciate Jack because emotional he just couldn’t be there for his wife, and Mabel seemed as if she was always depressed no matter what was going on around her. The one character that really stood out for me was Esther. Esther was Jack and Mabel’s neighbor as well as best friend. She was so funny, and loud, and boisterous. She brought a certain light to the story that seemed to rid it of its sadness, if only for a moment.

I only gave this book 4 out of 5 stars because at times I thought that the pace of the story was a little slow. My opinion of this could be a little biased just because I am used to reading YA and stories with lots of drama and action, so this was definitely a change of pace for me. Another reason I only gave it 4 stars was because I felt like the ending just left me hanging. I like a book that sort of explains all of it’s mysteries by the time the story ends, but this one doesn’t. I felt the author left it up to the reader and their imagination to determine what happens at the end. Some may like it, but I am not a huge fan of books that end that way.

Overall, I think The Snow Child, while very sad and at time depressing, it was beautifully written and a great story that many people could probably relate to.

LipstickLipstickLipstickLipstick

Thanks for reading!!

My Signature

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

27 Bizarre Things That All Women Have Done At Least Once

Airess:

OMG! I laughed the whole time while I was reading this! Hilarious and somewhat true! lol

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

Direct from some of Reddit’s finest ladies, a non-exhaustive list of the weird things we have all engaged in from time to time.

1. itsjill

Do shower math when you wake up to see how long you have to sleep and if it’s even worth showering or go back to bed and put your hair in a bun for work.

2. klcna

When hairs fall out in the shower I don’t want to clog the drain so I put them on the shower wall and do a little swirl so they are neat and ready to be put in the garbage when I’m done.

3. bekahrama

Laughed or coughed so hard when you’re on your period and more blood or a blood clot comes out. Then you have to do a quick waddle walk to the bathroom cause you feel like you just turned on the faucet.

4. cupcakegiraffe

When…

View original 748 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

*Happy Halloween: #MakeupLook*

DSC02831

So I realize that this post is super late, but I just wanted to show you guys my little festive getup and makeup for Halloween! We had no plans to go any where because I actually had seminar for school that night. We did pass out candy to the neighborhood children so I thought that I could at least play in some makeup or something just to be a little bit festive!

I actually got my “Witch and Famous” shirt from Wal-Mart for $5 and I bought Sebastian’s “Happy Halloween” shirt the day before Halloween from Pet Smart for $2.75!!

DSC02824

I didn’t really plan out any type of look, I just kind of freestyled and this is what I cam up with!

DSC02828

DSC02827

Products Used:

Brows: Physician’s Formula Gel Cream Eyeliner Trio (I used the purple and the black!), BH Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette (shimmery green, matte purple, shimmery black)

Eyes: Nyx Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk, Starlooks Eyeliner in Black, MAC Cosmetics Carbon EyeshadowBH Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette (shimmery silver, matte slate grey, matte light grey, shimmery black, matte purple for under eye liner), Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in 1999 (top liner with matte red from palette on top), Sephora Falsies

Lips: Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero,  Wet N’ Wild Fantasy Makers Lipstick in Black,BH Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palette (shimmery green, matte purple, shimmery black)

I actually loved how the brows and the lips came out. I think I did a good job considering this was my first time doing “Halloween” makeup on myself. Go me!! lol What do you guys think? Did you have big plans for Halloween?

My Signature

Posted in Makeup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

*Summer Sweater and Boyfriend Jeans #OOTD*

SS&BJ

This was a simple and comfortable outfit that I put together to run some errands and go to the doctor hence the bandaid on my arm. The weather was comfortable that day so I chose to wear this summer sweater that I have had for about two years now and I paired it with my very relaxed and comfortable distressed boyfrind jeans.

SS&BJ 1

The only thing I don’t like about these jeans is how they bunch up. My body is kind of weird when it comes to finding jeans that fit perfectly and while I could have maybe gotten a smaller size to get rid of the bunching I don’t think that the fit would have been as relaxed as I wanted. In all though I think boyfriend jeans are a wardrobe staple! At least for me anyway. You can dress them up by adding a blazer and some pumps, be casual like I am, or even pair them with some cute sneakers like some Converse or something; very versatile!

SS&BJ 2

SS&BJ 4

SS&BJ 3

Outfit Deets:

Summer Sweater: Aerie (old) (similar, similar and super cute!)

Boyfriend Jeans: Zara 

Shoes: “Mami” Shoedazzle

Studded Cluth: Lulu’s (similar)

Earrings: Aldo (super old lol)

What do you guys think? Are boyfriend jeans a must have for you? What is your favorite way to wear them?

Thanks for reading!!

My Signature

Posted in Outfit of the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mac Masterclass Brush Collection

Mac Masterclass brushes

As I was checking my email today, I came across MAC Cosmetics Masterclass brushes. These are a part of their holiday releases and are available to purchase online now. I have never seen brushes like these before and I am eager to see reviews and try them out myself.

The larger brush in the middle is supposed to deliver a flawless foundation or blush application. That is the one that I really want to try. These brushes retail from $25 to $42. Check them out here and let me know what you guys think of these!

My Signature

Posted in Makeup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

*Transitioning #OOTD*

Transitioning ootdI am a huge fan of dresses and I wear them year round. This outfit is the perfect way to transition your favorite dress into fall! I paired a light weight sweater with a very “Summer” dress and some wedge booties and I absolutely love how it came out. I also did a mixture a prints by adding the leopard belt.

Transitioning ootd 1

Transitioning ootd 7

Transitioning ootd 6

Transitioning sotd

Transitioning ootd 5

Outfit Deets:

Sweater: I can’t remember if I got this from Forever 21 or Lulu’s (similar, similar)

Dress: Forever 21 (about 3 years old! Hey! I said it was my favorite! lol) It is hard to find a similar style to this dress but you can recreate this look with any dress really!

Belt: Target 

Wedge Booties : “Calandra” Shoedazzle

On my lips: Revlon Just Enough Buff with Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Perversion layered on top (which is no longer available, I think. Sorry!)

So what do you guys think of my transition outfit? Do you have any summer dress that you just can’t pack away yet? Try layering a sweater on top and cinching in the waist like I did!

My Signature

Posted in Outfit of the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment