Book, Reviews, Uncategorized

November Reads

Another month and I managed to keep up with finishing two books a month. I’m really proud of myself that I am able to keep this month. I really enjoy reading and it’s been a really great break to watching Youtube videos. I’ve become obsessed with Shane Dawson lately and I need to stabilize myself a bit. I listen to his channel ALL day at work. I love that I can listen to books, podcasts, and music at work. I know that I’m a bit early for this, but I know that I won’t be finishing any other books this month.

Barely Alive (Barely Alive, #1)Barely Alive by Bonnie R. Paulson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Even though this book was totally morbid, I was so into it and the chemistry between the main two characters. I winced so much through this book, but not in a bad way. The descriptions were so vivid for the “zombie” feeds and such. I also thought how it was interesting that the whole apocalypse started because boys can’t keep it in their pants. lol. Seriously though, this book kept me well entertained. I also thought it was interesting that if you were related to a zombie, there is some type of connection that keeps your love ones from smelling good…unless it’s your significant other. But parents and children should be good. I am intrigued enough to want to pick up the next book in the series, but it’s not at the front of my list. It’s something that I will go back to if I need a break from the redundancy of the same type of books that I read. Just enough variety to keep my interest: supernatural and romance.

Ultimatum (Dirty Secrets Book 1)Ultimatum by Mercy Amare

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I honestly think that the mysterious, who-done-it aspect of the book is great and tastefully done. I finish the story believable and the troubled romance in this one excellent. Reminds me of star crossed lovers. Destined to be together and destined to be apart. What I don’t like that gives this story two stars is the fact that this is basically one book that got pulled apart to make more “mini” books to make money. Now, I am not against short story series. I am really in love with the Peachville High Demons series, which are short books written in a series format. They are complete stories in and of itself. This book just felt like a pieced apart book, not a complete story. Even the Webster Grove series, those books felt complete. I really did enjoy the story, but it feels like a money grab to me.
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What have you guys been reading? I’m really all over the place when it comes to books. I read EVERYTHING. I just love all genres and I don’t try to limit myself to one thing. I tend to stick to others that I like in regards to I read everything that they put out and then, I sample other authors work from Amazon on my kindle. I ended up finding authors that I try to read every book from. Next year, my plan is to borrow a book from the library every month from an author that I love and have wanted to finish series off. When I take my month vacation from work for my dad’s surgery, I’ll pick up 4 books and see how much I’ll be able to read.

With Love,

Selena

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Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Reviews, Uncategorized

Fame

For Coty Lady Gage Fame Black Shower Gel

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I love the scent of this shower gel, which is the same scent as the perfume. I hate that this shower gel is black though. It makes me feel dirty using it. I’m glad I used it up, but I would not repurchase it. Out of the whole set, I like the black perfume. Black everything else is just overkill and gimmicky. It did a great job at moisturizing my skin, though. It didn’t feel stripped like with other shower gels.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Favorites, First Impressions, Morning Skincare Routine, project pan, subscription boxes, Uncategorized

October Makeup Bag

Instead of doing project pans and I’m about to call it quits on my Pan That Palette Challenge, I thought that I would focus on 5 makeup products every month with a bonus perfume item and see what kind of progress I can make in a month on the items. This is also a way for me to rotate through my products and give them all the love that they deserve instead of just focusing on one palette. I’ll probably announce my defeat next week. I’m just tired of the same palette. I need the spice of life: variety!

October

I’m pretty happy at my first attempt of a flat lay. Everything looks pretty good on the makeup bag. I’ve used every product in the picture so far, except the eye gloss. Everything else has been used a few times. I’m going to try to wear the eye gloss next weekend. I had to be somewhere every morning this weekend and I wasn’t going to be putting on a full face at 6 in the morning. I don’t have time for that. I did manage to put on some concealer and lipstick though. Priorities people.

The liquid lipstick is definitely more on the nude/orange/brown side. It looks more brown farther away than up close, but I really love this color on me and it goes great with the nude Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paarty. Oh, the liquid lipstick is the Tarte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit. I haven’t used either of these before, so I’m starting the month with brand new lipstick and blush. I’m hoping to hit pan on the blush and to go through about half of the lipstick. I might even wear it at work. It’s a good neutral color. Just need to remember my mirror for touch ups.

The perfume is With Love by Hilary Duff and I just love this perfume! It is such a good warm scent for Fall and I will be sad when I finish this off. It’s a 0.5 fl oz bottle and I have about 60% left. I have no goal for this except to enjoy it before it goes bad in my collection. I am almost done with my Cover FX primer oil and I just want to finish it off. It isn’t my favorite and I don’t enjoy it that much. If I finish it before the month is over, I’ll replace it with a primer of my choice that I already have in my stash.

The only thing left to talk about is my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. I think I’ve used 1/4 of this already. I’m showing windows in the tube. I want to use it up as I have two other concealers in my collection and I don’t particularly care for this one. I think it’s overpriced for what it is and Nars is no longer cruelty free. I think I’ll purchase an Urban Decay concealer next. Drug store concealers have NEVER worked for me. They are way too yellow and the Nars matched me perfectly. It never oxidized either. High end concealer is where it’s at for me and you don’t need that much. I use concealer under my eyes and around my mouth where my smile lines are to brighten that area.

October

This is what my everyday (and night!) makeup shelf looks like in my medicine cabinet. It is A LOT less cluttered and I can grab everything easily. I have my every day setting powder, my night lip balm, my eye primer, and setting spray out as well as the products I chose. Oh, and mascara! Never forget mascara. I feel like at least two of the products that I’ve shown will be used up by November. In November, I will show you the progress of October and move right into the November picks.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, project pan, Reviews, Uncategorized

Smelling Amazing

For Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Paper Mask

I loved the scent of this mask, but it was very thin. I ripped it a little bit trying to open it up. I loved the tingly feeling as well. I would repurchase this one as well as other ones from this brand. It is a decent mask for the price that actually showed me some results. I also found out from Danielle that Yes To is cruelty free, so I will be picking some up for sure. I’m going to be double checking products before I buy them that they are cruelty free. I don’t want to support unnecessary animal testing. I highly recommend this mask. It really did brighten my skin up visibly the next day and it felt really smooth. It also made some acne on my forehead look less visible. The only con to me is how thin the cotton is, but that won’t stop me from picking it up.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, project pan, Reviews, Uncategorized

Bubblerific

For Soo Ae Charcoal Clay Bubble Mask

This mask made my face super ticklish and it really bubbled up. I will be repurchasing this. Do they have different kinds of bubble masks? These are so great! It did its job and was super fun. I let it bubble on my face for 15 minutes then I rubbed it into a paste and let that sit for an additional 15. My face never felt so clean and smooth afterwards. It is worth the price of about 2 dollars. I had enough to do my face and my dad’s, but he wasn’t a fan of the tickle. I can honestly say that this is the best face mask that I have ever used. It is innovative and it actually works. It even removed some blackheads on my nose that only regularly using acid serums can cure. The fact that it even removed a little bit of my blackheads impresses me. I had such a fun experience that i will be repurchasing once I go through the rest on my sheet masks.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Relaunching Youtube Channel

Hey everyone. I am relaunching my YouTube channel and will be doing some videos on YouTube like Project Pans, Pan That Palette 2017, and Empties videos. This is a process that I’m still trying to figure out and it’s fun when I have time to do a video to accompany my blog post. I don’t edit my videos. They are 100% raw and unedited. I hope all of you enjoy seeing my lovely face and hearing my voice. I am authentic and I’m not putting on a show for you guys, I promise. I’m hoping to get into the groove of blogging again and incorporating some YouTube videos into them as well. If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them.

With Love ❤

Selena

My Life, Uncategorized

Goodbye Til Feburary

Hi all!

From the title you can probably already tell that I’m taking a long overdue break from blogging. Between Christmas, Dean’s birthday, his 12 month appointment, the New Year, and moving in January, my life is just too busy for blogging. I have one post planned for going up, but this post is pretty much it until the end of January or the beginning of February. I’ve also hit that wall that blogging feels more like a job than a fun hobby. I need to get back to that place. I think that I have too much on my plate right now to find blogging fun when I feel like I have to do it.

Once I get settled and unpacked in my new place, I’m sure I’ll start blogging again. I’m going to have a home tour and show you each room once I like how it looks. I’m excited for everything to come and the New Year. I’ll get back to my regular programming soon enough. I also don’t know when I’ll get internet when I move there as well or tv for that matter. Since each company has to come for installation. I’m going to enjoy the holidays and my little boy for now.

There will be so much to show next year. We have Dean’s birthday trip to Story Land during the summer, because that’s his birthday gift along with some spending money to get some stuff in the gift shop. I’m doing trips for his birthday, since his birthday is the day after Christmas. When he’s older, this will give him something to look forward to in the new year.

I haven’t shown pictures of Dean, because I have an unstable mother who would get her claws on them. I don’t trust her and never will. I was abused by her as a child and that’s not something you ever forget. I never want him to know her and her manipulative ways. I never want him to hurt in the ways that I did growing up. But I’m not going to let her control our life anymore. You all can look forward to seeing my son next year. I finally feel strong enough that we are safe to share.

You can expect my blog to change next year. It’ll look different but still be me. It’s going to be a year of good changes. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, Happy Hanuka, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy New Year.

I’m going to enjoy my bottle of Barefoot Impression Red Blend wine now.

With Love ❤

Selena