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

Vitamin Collagen Mask

SOO AE Nature Vitamin Collagen Essence Mask

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This didn’t smell like oranges or anything, which was a bit disappointing. I did see brightening results though. My skin seemed glowy and healthy looking. I would buy this mask if I was in need of sheet masks. It hydrated my skin and the results lasted a few days. I like that I can pick these up any time at Walmart and they go on sale or on rollback frequently.

With Love,

Selena

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

Snail Mask

For MJCARE Snail Sheet Mask

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I was so scared to try this, but it was just like a normal sheet mask. This was dripping wet with serum running down my neck, but it left my skin really sticky which I did not enjoy. I would not repurchase this kind, because I do not like the sticky feeling. Otherwise, they are very generous with the serum.

With Love,

Selena

Book, Reviews

January Reads

I read two books in January, which was my goal. I think it will be tough to finish two in Feb since it is a shorter month and all. I really enjoyed both of the books that I read and I plan on reading the comics that Dan gave me to borrow next month instead of a kindle book. I am also taking my test in February, so I might not reach my two book goal. That is okay though. March is a long month if I need to catch up.

The Iron Legends (The Iron Fey, #1.5, 3.5, 4.5)The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have already read the first two stories, so I was really interested in the last story and all of the extras. I really enjoyed the last story. It was nice to see the friends back together again. All of the characters play so well off of each other. I love that Megan and Ash’s love is solidified finally. No more trouble in paradise…or so we thought. I still cannot believe how fast IT happened. You have FOREVER Megan, no need to settle down so soon into your marriage. I’m still mad that we as readers were not invited to the wedding. Puck definitely would have crashed it. Her marriage needs to be a short story about that to make me happy. I love the extras and they were really interesting. I loved the Grim commentary. He is a cat after all. I have the Iron Prince, but I plan to read that in the next few months. I want to pick a different paperback for Feb. I highly recommend if you love the series.
Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #1)Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was the best book that I have read in a long time. The story wrapped me up in one chapter. One chapter and I was hooked. I wanted to read this book all the time, but at the same time, I read it slow and savored every word. I will be reading the second book, but this one was ah-mazing and it was free. You cannot beat free and this one was a winner in a pile of slush. Because let’s face it, most of the free books on Amazon are horrible. Now and then, I find stories that I really enjoy or those that frustrate me. I really like Keatyn. She is relatable, but then again not. She’s too pretty to be able to relate to her on all levels. I love where the story is going. Although, the next book seems to be more about boys than the stalking. I hope I see a little bit of excitement in the next book besides all the “gorgeous” guys in it.
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With Love,

Selena

Children, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Reviews

November Flicks

It has been so long, since I shared the movies and shows that I have been watching and obsessing over. The thing is, with doing a course, I don’t really have time to watch much of anything. Here are the things that I have been able to watch and I’ll try to do these every few months. I have to remember to write them down. Most of my tv watching is on Netflix, so it has been easier to track what I watch. I am usually watching series, so I only review those when I am done with a season or if the show ends.

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

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This one was really creepy, but in a good way. It wasn’t really scary, but it had it’s moments. I watched this on Netflix and I am glad that I did. All of the pieces fell into place the last 30 minutes of the movie. It is amazing how beautiful true evil can be. This is based off of a Brothers Grim story called the Brier Rose. If you love the Brothers Grim, then you have to watch this movie. I love all of these dark faerie tale movies that Hollywood has been coming out with lately. I give this movie a solid 5 stars.

The Circle

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The movie had potential, but was poorly executed. It is advertised as a thriller, but it only has one intense moment in the movie. There were a lot of points were the movie could have been made into more of a thriller with almost getting caught here and someone goes missing there. It had a lot of potential to be a great blockbuster film instead it just fell flat. Also, Emma Watson’s character wasn’t very likable. She lets someone else call her guy friend delusional just because he doesn’t want to be on social media. Just a big flop all around unfortunately. The trailer was WAY better than the movie. 2 out of 5 stars.

Going In Style

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A great family comedy, this movie has just the right amount of heartbreak to make this comedy a well rounded film. It had really hilarious moments, but became serious at parts to make you invested in the characters themselves. I love it when a comedy can make me actually care about the characters. The funny thing is, I can see this happening in real life. I highly recommend this film for comedic lovers. It is very family friendly and not very crude at all. It has a Disney Channel ending that I enjoyed. It kept me guessing until the very end. 5 out of 5 stars for sure!

Switched @ Birth

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Season 5 was bitter sweet. Season 3 to 4 I felt like they dragged out the show. So much happened in Season 5 and things were just starting to get good again. The last season rekindled the drama on the show, but in a good way. I’m sad that it is over, but happy that I finished another series. I still have to finish quite a few shows that I started in high school. I just don’t want them to end. lol. I feel like the show ended with a lot of closure, even though you don’t know what the rest of their lives will be like, you know that they are on the right path. I hope that Lucas Grabeel works on some new projects, because I love him and I want to see more of him. I try to watch all of the films he is in. Overall, I really did enjoy this series and it ended in a nice way that leaves their lives open ended.

Paddington

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This was such a cute movie that I watched on Netflix when D came over to exchange gifts. The movie held my attention and was a very good children’s movie. It did get a bit dark, but I mean, what movie doesn’t nowadays. Dean tolerated the movie very well and didn’t get frightened. He got scared during Zootopia, so for him, this movie was less scary. I need to watch these children movies more often on Netflix, because they are highly entertaining and this one had a very good message. Dean needs to be exposed to more movies his age and it’s great to have on in the background when I’m doing laundry and other things. We turn the tv off when it is “work” time or constructive play.

As you can see, I enjoy a variety of different movies depending upon what I am in the mood for, who else is watching, and whose not home. My dad hates horror, so I watch that on my kindle when he isn’t home. 🙂

With Love,

Selena

Book, Favorites, Lifestyle, Reviews

December Reads

I am so happy that I was able to keep up with my two books a month pledge. I have some New Years Resolutions to share with you in the new year for all areas of my life. I want to continue to read two books every single month next year. I think that it is a good balance for me. I’m not sure how I’m going to do when I have a college course to take in September and scheduled assignments, but we shall see. I think that I can still keep to it. December was a really great book month. I really enjoyed both books and I want to pick up the next ones in each series.

The Fab Life (The Kihanna Saga, #1)The Fab Life by Mercy Amare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really loved this book and I want to get the next book in the series. It has everything: romance and mystery. I enjoy the stalker element of the story and that we think we caught them, but in reality, he or she is still out there. I just love celebrity stories. I always had dreams about being one. Really cliched, I know, but who doesn’t when they are a kid? Honestly, I still have vampire dreams. I’m just a paranormal freak. I ate this book up and was said when I turned the last virtual page. I’m waiting for a discount on Amazon to get the next book. I decided that in 2018, I can spend $2 a month on an e-book. $2 is what you pay on a magazine that you read and throw away, so I won’t feel bad sending them to a friend after, donating it, or simply deleting it. I read this story for free on Amazon. It is still free, so I highly recommend that you grab it while you can. You will not be disappointed.

The White Aura (White Aura, #1)The White Aura by Felicia Tatum

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It has been a hot minute since I loved a book as much as I loved this one. I devoured the pages and finished reading it in two or three nights after Dean had gone to bed. I didn’t know what was really happening, but that fact only pulled me more into the story. I actually enjoyed going from one POV to another POV every chapter, back and forth between the two main characters. I felt drawn to both of the main characters and the others involved in the story as well. I am curious about everyone and I want to know everyone’s story. I can guess the elephant in the room though. I know that Ms. White Aura is going to be the decedent. It is pretty predictable. I would have loved it to be the best friend or someone unexpected. Making it the girl that he is in love with is too predictable. Now, I don’t know this for certain, but I have a strong hunch. I will be picking up the next book in the series. I am very excited for the next book. I am only allowing myself to read one kindlebook a month in the new year. I have tons of paperbacks that need to be read.

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I am looking forward to the next reads of January. I have already started two paperback books and two kindle books. Maybe, I’ll have four done in January, but I think that’s asking for too much.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Freebie, Morning Skincare Routine, project pan

Ultra HD

MUFE Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder

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The powder seemed chunky and would not stick to my flat top kabuki brush, which is the type of brush I like to use my powders with. The Sephora and Covergirl powder did not have that problem. The powder also made my face feel dry. I am not a fan of this powder and I will not purchase it. I will be keeping the container, because it is the perfect size to scoop in some of the cream product from my Smashbox palette and it has a lid so it won’t dry out. I think I’ll scoop in some of the purple corrector for the first go around.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Empties, project pan, Reviews

Peroxyl Mouth Rinse

Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse

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If you burn your mouth on hot food or are plagued with cold sores or an irritated mouth, this is a must. It is expensive at around $8 for almost 17 fl oz, but so worth it! I am always burning my mouth or have irritation from too much acidic fruit and this soothes and numbs the area. It doesn’t numb your whole mouth like Oragel or make you drool like crazy. It is gentle yet effective and I highly recommend it. I used this in the morning and at night, but it can be used up to 4 times a day if you need to.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤