Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blog/Life Update

Hello, dear readers! I'm currently taking a little break from posting so that I can do some organization behind the scenes of this here blog. I've just realized that I need to be a little more on top of my game given my work schedule. Starting the first week of August, I'm going to be posting five days a week, and don't worry, there will be a variety of topics covered.

If there's anything in particular you'd like to see or products/books you'd like me to review, leave me a comment! I'd love to hear from you.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What I'm Reading, Week 26

Woah, kids, we're halfway through the year! Two weeks ago, I would have said that my mission to read 100 books this year looked pretty impossible to complete. Luckily, I did quite a bit of travelling this past month, and have upped my total to 41 books read. I know, not quite halfway, but I still think I can do it! And I wouldn't be trying if I didn't enjoy reading as much as I do, so I'm keeping my hopes up.

I'm currently on Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy, which is one of my quick ebook selections I made while waiting for my eternal hold list to have mercy upon my soul. Having recently read and enjoyed A Week in Winter by the same author, I thought I might try reading more of her work in these collected stories about the residents of fictional Chestnut Street in Dublin (it is apparently dwelled upon by many of the characters in her novels). Primary descriptor: charming. And it's in nice, bite-size chunks, so you can read a little or a lot. I am much pleased by it.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer is for Nail Art: YouTube Tutorials

Hey there! Long time no see. Probably 40% of my posts start that way. Whatever.

I think summer is a great time to experiment with color and pattern not just in fashion, but on your nails! The thought of painting anything on such a small canvas can be intimidating, though (especially if you have shaky hands, like I do). Luckily, the wide world of the internet has some really great tutorials for nail art, whether you want to do something subtle or go for a truly crazy design.

That being said, my two favorite channels are...

CutePolish, which not only has some super unique design tutorials, but also a bunch of videos that teach basic manicure skills! And...

MissJenFabulous. She has a whole series of nail art for beginners videos that each show three easy-to-accomplish designs. I plan on giving a bunch of them a try this summer as most of them don't even require any special tools. She also does beauty videos, which we know I love, right?

Will you be attempting any nail art this summer?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What I'm Reading, Week 20

Just started this piece of historical fiction. Honestly, I started reading it so quickly after finishing Amy Poehler's book (I think there was all of two minutes between that one and this) that I'm not even sure what's going on yet. This is what I've gathered so far:

World War II
Occupied France
Blind chick
Very young German soldier
Possible pirate treasure

Yeah, so that's what I got. It's enough to keep going.