May it be better…

Than ever before!

 

Happy new year!!

Hope full about contemporaries

Victoria Dahl; Good girls don’t, bad boys do, Real man will.

Didn’t like the titles, but the books were nice. Normal characters, believable dialogue, good romance.  Made me read the trilogy from the first book on! There was something about the serious brother that I couldn’t wait to read!!

And OMG! I already read her, talk me down and start me up! And thinking on it, the feel was the same, contemporary with some mystery involved! But I liked her new work better.

GB; books in 2012

So, I went through my posts of books; we all know I am awful in writing it down, but it came to about 90 (because I always forget to write down exactly how many books are in a  series, or how many I actually read or listened to.

Still, it came to about 90. Added to this the awesome, awesome Larissa Ione books (both the horseman of the apocalipse ok, they are called lords of deliverance and demonica series ), and all the breeds and psy-changeling, plus all the ones I never came around to writing about. Still, that comes to about 120. Honestly, I thought it would be more.

But, it is what it is! Maybe if I’ll be more diligent, the number will be higher 🙂

Beauty Autumn/winter by GB

Nails! My September was full of fun with my nails. I painted each one a different color. I did similar colors, and I made as rainbow-y as possible. I painted one had with one color, one with another. When I knew I’ll have to use my hands a lot, I pained them all the same. BUT because they are so long now, they have to be painted at all times. They need all the support they can get, and because it takes them ages to get to this point, they are discolored by now. Every nail different, one hand one color,the other another…

Right now, I have green on one and red on the other, with one (different) accent nail of the other color on each hand. And some are covered in sparkles, and some not. Before, I went weeks with just clear nail polish.

Bun maker – H& M for 4 euros. I LOVE it!! I love how the bun makes me feel like, and I wore it the other day to a performance, and while siting, I met  a friend, and I wasn’t recognised 😉 He never saw me with nice teeth and then glamorous hair, it felt good. I would like to add that a very good trick is to make  a few trial runs before you do it. Try to find a hair elastic that will secure the hair after you have the bun on – so when you start putting in pins, it stays in place. But it has to be just the right size, if it’s too lose, it won’t hold.

Hair elastic with a ring, you clasp the ring around the ponytail and make it look more glamorous 🙂

UBU Bronze bombshell – bronze and shimmer brush. AWESOME. And now they have a “wash me first” label on the packaging. It makes me feel like I know where to put bronzer on and not look completely stupid wearing it.

Revlon eyeshadow quad – Colorstay 16, steel impressions (beige, gray, green, sparkling black). The first two don’t really suit me, I tried to wear the grey/steely one but I guess I still have to find a shade that works with my coloring.

Sleek 2012 glory palette – my first online shopping!!!!! From my country, and it was a sale 🙂 I am so happy with the palette I chose, it’s my first ever Sleek palette, and it has both worlds – it has a neutrals row, and a colorful row. So it’s very usable! I haven’t tried all the shadows yet, but they are famous for they quality, so I have no fear.

Avon – color trend eyeshadow duo in sunburst  – now see, this colors suit me wonderful!the beige is so warm, I use it as a highlighter in my brow bone.

Alverde (natural cosmetic by DM) – Creme blush in 04, pink rose. ((video in german, she starts talking about ut at 5.46 – and she doesn’t like it; I am the opposite 🙂 ) Also, another thing I got because it was on sale. But I love it! I only use it on the apples of my chicks, and it’s easy to work with, I don’t look like a clown, and it’s blendable, so I only tap around some more and it looks dewy and pink. Good! The lady in the video says it sparkles – well, mine doesn’t. At all. And she says the brush doesn’t pick it up, but I never used it with a brush, only my finger. And yes, it is hard, but I find that it makes me control how much I pick up on my finger; it gets warmer with body heat and than transfers nicely.

Essence I love stage eyeshadow base – I got it because it’s dirt cheap and Anna talks about it all the time. I haven’t use it all that much, but I am happy with it thus far! I was surprised to see it’s colored, somehow I thought a base would be clear – but when i think of it, some people have very dark lids, and they use primers to also even out the colors, not just for staying power. It was like a light bulb moment 😉

Sleek Luminous pressed powder in LPP 01. Not so happy with this one. I need to look at  a couple of tutorials on you tube to see if I am doing something wrong, bu I tried the sponge and the kabuki brush, and am not luminous at all. It makes my skin feel dry, but after reading reviews, it looks like I am the only person in the world not seeing the sparkle and to say it’s drying.

I also have two new Avon lipsticks; the glazewear in peach silk – it smells wonderful it glides nicely, but it’s watery and I gave it to my  mom  – she treats it as a tinted balm. The other I can’t find right now so I don’t know the name; it looks purple, but it’s more pinkish in real life and  on the pictures. It’s also a bit too sparkly. But even though it’s not a long wear product, it does stay for awhile, and the color is strong.

I also got super duper ohlala fancy Cristian Dior hydra life moisturizer for my birthday, but I am waiting to use up my previous one (I would get 10 of this for one CD!) before I start using it…I am thinking to use it only at nice, because it’s so expensive, and the skin regenerates itself in the night and all that, so I guess its best to offer it the best…I hope it will suit me, it would be really funny if it wouldn’t !! Sad, not funny. But funny too.

Whew! I know I have more, because I am in the drugstore weekly, but this is the most important stuff (and all I can remember right now 🙂

Why RN has bad rep

One of the reasons are books like Bella Andre  – Game for everything.  (not linking because I am trashing).

She hates the hero because something he did 10 years ago (they never really talk about it this time); we have alcoholic parents (not just one, three of them!), sex everywhere but in the bedroom (under the bleachers is not enough; it has to be blindfolds and dominance play; under a tree, at her parents party 10 minutes after arriving and figuring out she had crappy parents – again, not just a quicky, but a quicky with dominance (something he calls a “romp”); at a party in a sex pad at some semi strangers home…And there is a smarmy agent that we are supposed to believe he just …well, didn’t fire, even though he is really, really smart. And a boss with a vengeance plan.

And they keep telling themselves how they are not good for each other, and how they can’t trust each other…and all of that would be survivable if it would be written with any kind of depth…it’s so corny and cheap. ARGGGGGGGH.

Plus, I dislike books where the whole meet, fall in love, big argument, get together,engagement, marriage happens in a span of 3 weeks(also, there is a big hooo-haaa over how she fixed his image. By having the pictures of him attending charity events. But not in three weeks. In two!!! bruahahaha. Not.

 

I can stick Jo Davis and her firefighter series here too. Not as bad, but also cheesy and cliche; just a bit better cheesy and cliche. Not good; but if I have to rate, I don’t want to rate all as ” unreadable”. I read two of Bella Andre’s books, and two and a half of Jo Davis-es!! 🙂

New glasses!!

I’ve had the same glasses since *gasp* 2007!!!

 

They were great; I threw them on the floor countless times, took them on and off numerous times during the day (I use them for reading, computer and TV); I wore them on a chain around my neck so I don’t have to keep searching for them.

I went for a checkup about two years ago, and was told my vision hasn’t change enough so I would need new glasses. I love changing things, so I was sad, but I guess it was ok because it meant my vision hasn’t worsened!

But by new, even though I still love them, I needed new ones. I have + in one eye and – in another, I was told that is unusual but nothing wrong with it 🙂 I chose the frame that I feel in love with when I stepped into the office to apply for the check up; I call them “old librarian”; they are the opposite of what I need in practical sense, but I still love them 🙂

See, I went in to choose light, thin frames. I came with the clunkiest, thickest ones, LMAO 🙂

One author, two worlds

We all know I think The Black dagger brotherhood is the best series ever, that JR Ward writes the best dialogues. The. Best. ever.

And then I got to read Jessica Bird. I think I’ll just forget I ever read that.

Because this is one and the same author. Or so they would like us to believe. I refuse. Uuuh huh. No no no no. Nooooo. Where BDB is spicy and explosive and on the edge and LMAO and crying your eyes are…This books are a vanilla and as bland as you can go. And as “let’s assume everything the H/h says n the wrong way. Every. Single. Time.

And she has a weird obsession of heroes pulling out and ending stuff at the couples first time. Entering once, than ending. Doesn’t matter if she is a virgin or not.

So…I’ll stay with her J. R. ward books!

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