June Nerdy Post Unboxing

Hello lovelies. Today’s post post is my June Nerdy Post unboxing. This month’s theme is Fierce Females. I’m so excited to see what goodies we have this month. Please leave me a comment down below letting me now what your favourite item was in this month’s box. Hope you have a good day. 

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The first item is a t-shirt. I love their t-shirts. They are so soft. This month the shirt has the quote “leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe” and this is a Arya Stark quote from Game of Thrones. I love Arya. She is a bad ass female. 

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The next item in this box is a poster. The quote says “you’re a daughter of the words…a girl with a story to tell”. This is a Mia Corvere quote from Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I think this poster is absolutely beautiful. I love the typography, the colour scheme and the quote. 

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Another item is a print. It says “when the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway” and that is a Inej Ghafa quote from Crooked Kingdom. I love the white background and the purple text. 

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Another item in this month’s box is a two sided bookmark. On one side it has a illustration of Okoye from the Black Panther movie\comic books. On the other side it says “just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved” and this is a Shuri quote from the Black Panther movie. 

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 Also in this box is a sticker. The sticker says “sir, I think you have a problem with your brain being missing”. This is a quote from Zoe Washburne from the show Firefly. I love the design of this sticker and the quote. It is very sassy. 

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The colour in postcard is the next item in this box. This month’s postcard has Daenerys Targaryen on it. I will absolutely be colouring this in. 

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In addition, another item is this mini print of Manon Blackbeak from Throne of Glass. I love the dragon and the dark hues in this print. 

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Then in this box is another two sided bookmark. On the first side it says “look not to me for healing. I am a shieldmaiden and my hand is ungentle. This is a quote from the Lord of the Rings and it was said by Eowyn. On the other side it says “revenge is another prayer at their alter, darling, and I’m well off my knees.” This was said by Maeve Millay from Westworld. 

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This lapel pin says “anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” I love how colourful this is. It’s so bright.

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The next item in this box is a notebook. It was Wonder Woman on it and it says “ you are stronger than you believe”. I love this notebook. I always write stuff and doodle in notebook. 

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The final item in this month’s box is a magnet inspired by Illuminae. It says “she is a catalyst, she is chaos” and this was said by Lady Grant. 

Top 5 Wednesday – Books I Want to Read Before the End of the Year 

Hello lovelies. How are you doing? Today’s blog post is a Top 5 Wednesday topic.  The topic is the five books that I want to read before the end of the year. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what books you want to read before the end of the year. Hope you guys have an awesome day.

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  • Anne of Avonlea 

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  • Leviathon Wakes 

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  • Final Empire 

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  • Immortal Reign 

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  • The Golden Compass 

June OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. Today’s post post is my June OwlCrate unboxing. This month’s theme is Summer Lovin’. I’m so excited to see what goodies we have this month. Please leave me a comment down below letting me now what your favourite item was in this month’s box. Hope you have a good day. 

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The first thing in this box is the spoiler card. I love the design and colour scheme of this card. The purples, pinks and blues sues are stunning. I also love that the girl in the picture is reading a previous OwlCrate book. On the opposite side it shows what is in the box. 

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An item that we got in this box is a mason jar mug. It says “Book worm and proud”. This is much a good idea to put in a summer bookish subscription box. I love reading outside while drinking iced coffee, so I’ll absolutely be using this. This mug was designed by Michelle Grey and OwlCrate.

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Next up we have tea from Riddle’s Tea Shoppe. This is inspired by Since You’ve Been Gone bye Morgan Matson. It has hints of summer apple and peach, which sounds delicious. I don’t drink tea, so I’ll 100% be giving this to my friend that does. I also love the label design. 

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Another item we have in this box is an item that I have never seen in any other book subscription box before and that is a towel. It says “My summer is all booked” which is so true.  This towel was designed by Stella Bookish Art. I am so excited to use this. 

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Also I this box we received a wooden bookmark. The quote on it says “Summer was a book of hope” and it is from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. This item was designed and created by Ink and Wonder. I have always wanted one of their bookmarks and I am so happy that I finally have one now. 

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The final item we have before the book is this little cactus pen. This item was designed and created by BC Mini. I love the bright colours of this pen. 

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The book that we received this month is From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon. This booms about Twinkle Mehra who is an aspiring filmmaker. When a fellow filmmaker offers Twinkle the chance to direct a short film, she jumps at the chance to do it. This novel is told from the letters that Twinkle writes to her favourite female filmmakers. This bookstands like the perfect summer read. I’m so excited to read it. The book is also signed by the author and has a letter from the author. We also get an exclusive keychain inspired from the novel. 

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After the book we also get a newsletter. This has games, interviews with the author and Riddle’s Tea Shoppe and a sneak peek of next month’s box. 

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July’s theme is Strange and Unusual and we will get an item inspired by the television show Stranger Things. I’m really excited for the box.  

Makeup Book Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you. Today’s blog post is about the Makeup Book Tag. I can not find the original creator’s video. Please leave me a comment below letting me know what your answers are to these questions. Hope you have a great day.

1. PRIMER: pick a book that left a lasting impression 

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A book that left a lasting impression is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I still think about this book. It is a short book, but it packs a big punch. It is such a moving story. 

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The primer that I use most of the time is the Origins Original Skin Cooling Perfecting Primer with Willowherb. This is such a nice primer. It has a weird texture, but I do think it helps me not get too oily throughout the day. 

2. FOUNDATION: pick your favorite first book in a series

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My favourite first book in a series is The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. This book was such a great starting point to the series. It kept me intrigued the entire time and made me love the characters. 

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The foundation that I have been loving so much lately is the Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. This foundation wears so nice throughout my 8 hour work shift. I love it. Looks beautiful on the skin. 

3. CONCEALER: pick a character you wish you could get rid of 

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A character I wish I could get rid of is Caleb Prior from the Divergent trilogy. I did not see a need for Caleb in the trilogy. He was annoying and selfish. 

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One of my all time favourite favourite concealers is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. 

4. POWDER: pick your favorite last book in a series

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My favourite last book in a series is Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Hann. This book wraps the story up perfectly. 

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The powder that I have been using lots is the NYX #NoFilter Finishing Powder in the shade porcelain. This makes your skin look flawless and sets your make up instantly.

5. EYEBROWS: a book that you think everyone should read

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A book that I think everyone should read is American Marriage by Tayari Jones. This book is about a marriage between an African American couple in the late 1970’s. This is such a beautiful book.

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My number one used eyebrow product is NYX Micro-Brow pencil. I love the shape of the pencil and it lasts all day.  

6. EYESHADOW: pick a book that has your favorite colors on the cover

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A book that has my favourite colours on it is How to Love by Katie Cotugno. These two colours are just perfection to me. 

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The eyeshadow palette that is one of my favourite palettes is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette. The colours are stunning, they blend like a dream and they last throughout the day. These are the colours that I use the most. 

7. EYELINER: pick a dark & mysterious book

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A dark and mysterious book is The Neighbours by Hannah Mary Mckinnon. This book was so well done and so suspenseful. I kept wanting to know more at the end of every chapter. 

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8. MASCARA: pick a loooooong book

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A long book is The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. This book is 999 pages I have not yet read this book but I am really looking forward to it. 

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My all time favourite mascara is the Clinique Lash Power Mascara. I have never used a mascara that I have loved more. It last all day, doesn’t flake and keeps the shape. 

9. BLUSH: pick a book that had some cringe-worthy romance. 

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A book that had a cringe worthy romance is All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. This book’s romance centres on a young girl that falls in love with her father’s thug. This romance made me feel so uncomfortable and uneasy.

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The blush that I have been using lately is the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in the shade feisty. This shade is beautiful and the blush lasts all day. 

10. HIGHLIGHTER: pick a book that brightened your day

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A book that brightened my day was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I just read this book for the first time this year and I couldn’t stop smiling while reading it. Matilda is such a spunky and smart little girl. 

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The highlighter that I have been useably a lot lately is the Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter in the shade Pearl. This highlighter sits beautifully on the skin and shines bright. 

11. LIPSTICK: your favorite book kiss

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My favourite book kiss has to go to Macy and Elliott from Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren. Their first kiss was magical. These two characters had so much sexual tension that when they finally kissed I wanted to stop reading and start clapping. 

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The lipstick that ii keep gravitating towards is Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Colour Splash Lipstick in the shade Island Life. The shade is so beautiful and it lasts throughout the day.

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you doing today? Today’s blog post is about the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag. This tag was created  by IsThatChami. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your best book of the year so far is. Hope you have a great day.

1.  Best book you’ve read so far in 2015. 

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I have three books tied for the best book I’ve read so far in 2018. The first one is The Neighbours by Hannah Mary Mckinnon, the Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz and American Marriage by Tayari jones. 

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.

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The best sequel I have read so far in 2018 is The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket.  

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

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A new release that I haven’t read that, but I want to is the Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

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My most anticipated release for the second half of the year is A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. 

5. Biggest disappointment.

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The biggest disappointment for me was the Hazelwood by Melissa Albert. I just thought this was ok. 

6. Biggest surprise.

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The biggest surprise was the Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I had low expectations for this book because it was so well praised. It is well raised for a reason.  

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

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Favourite new author (debut or new to me) is Tayari Jones. She is the new author to me and she wrote American Marriage. Her writing and stories are pure magic and I still think about this story to this day. 

8. Newest fictional crush.

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My newest fictional crush is Elliot from Love and Other Words. 

9. Newest favourite character.

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My newest favourite character is Ruth Jefferson. She is the main character from Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Ruth is such a strong female role model to me and many other women. She is strong, wise and kind. I just want to give her a hug. 

10. Book that made you cry.

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A book that made me cry was The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. This book broke my heart. I didn’t except for this book to impact me so much. 

11. Book that made you happy.

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A book that made me happy was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I have seen the movie of this but never read the source material. I am so glad I did. This book is just so magical and beautiful. It made me smile.

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

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The most beautiful book that I bought so far this year is by far hands down The Queen of Hearts by Kimmey Martin. I love the illustration of the heart and the flowers coming out of it. 

13. What book do you need to read by the end of the year?

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The book that I need to read by the end of the year are Anne of Avonlea.

14. Favourite Book Community Member(s)?

My favourite community members are Kristen from Super Space Chick, Hailey from Hailey in Bookland, April from Getting Hygge With It and Emma from emmmabooks. 

Love and Other Words Review

Hello lovelies! Today’s blog post is all about my thoughts about the book Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren. I really enjoyed this book. Please comment down below if you have read this book. Hope you have a great day.

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Average Rating- 4.3 / 5

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Format – Audiobook

Narrator– Erin Mallon

Length – 8 hrs and 21 mins

Synopsis (GoodReads) 

The story of the heart can never be unwritten.

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.

But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother…only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.

Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love

Thoughts 

Pros

  • I really enjoyed this book. 
  • It was beautiful and heartbreaking. 
  • Loved the father and daughter dynamic. Their relationship was funny and sweet. 
  • Loved the romantic relationship in this book. 
  • They bonded over reading which I fell in love with. 
  • It wasn’t insta love which I really appreciated. They fell in love over a couple of years which was realistic. 
  • I also appreciated how the main girl character Macy broke things off with her current boyfriend Brayden before she got together with Elliott because I feel like in other books the main character would have cheated on the current boyfriend. 
  • Throughout the novel Macy and Elliot had a lot of sexual tension and it was really satisfying as a reader when they finally got together. 
  • Enjoyed the family dynamic of this book. 

Cons 

  • Did not like the reason that Macy and Elliot broke up. I felt like it was really out of character for Elliott to do what ultimately tore them a part. 

Rating 

Plot – 4 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 4 stars 

Pacing – 4 stars 

Narrator – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 4 stars 

I would highly recommend this book. 

“I never got to fall out of love. I just had to move on.” 

– Christina Lauren, Love and Other Words

Thrillers and Mysteries I Want to Read

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the ten thrillers\mysteries that I want to read by the end of the year. This year I have really gotten into thrillers and mysteries more then I ever have and summer and fall are the perfect times to read them. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what are your favourite thrillers and mysteries. Hope you have a great day. 

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