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October 31, 2015

My Halloween Plans and Future Blog Posts.

Heeeello, everyone!

Today's post is going to be a little bit chatty. Since I don't usually dress up for Halloween and, like I said, we don't really celebrate this date in my country I couldn't help you guys with costume ideas of my own and I wasn't really inspired to do a whole lot of Halloween posts - and I feel like that's what everyone on the interweb wants to see around this time of year, right?

But I still wanted to log in here to wish all of you a Happy Halloween and also share some of my plans for tonight. Sorry to disappoint any of you but I won't be doing much this year. I have a crap ton of stuff to read for a course I've been taking and a lot of studying to do. The only thing I will make some time for is to watch Hocus Pocus for the 100th time - I just LOVE that movie so much. I will also make sure I have tons of candy and chocolate to snack on while I'm studying and later on watching the movie - I'm heading to the store as soon as finish writing this post. What a crazy day awaits me! 

Tomorrow we're back on schedule with more interesting posts. I've a lot of content ready to be uploaded but I just wanted to wait until Halloween was over because it has nothing to do with any of that and I thought it'd just be weird for me to keep on going with my regular stuff and completely ignore Halloween. I'm also currently writing a Life Update since a lot has changed since my last one but feel free to leave me any suggestions and tell me what you would like to see me do in the future.

I guess that's all for now, folks. Again, I hope you guys have a more interesting night than mine. If you have something planned let me know on the comments so I can be live vicariously through you. Be safe and have fun!

Do you have any plans for tonight?
Are you dressing up?

Thanks so much for reading.






October 27, 2015

5 Books That Will Get You Out Of A Reading Slump.

If you're reading this right now you're probably currently on a reading slump and that's not fun. At all. You want to feast in the sea of books currently pilling on you're book shelves (or Kindle if you're my kind of people) but you just can't. Nothing sounds interesting and you're just annoyed with yourself and with the world because you have a Reading Challenge to achieve and you'll be damned if you don't achieve it. 

Ok, maybe I'm being too dramatic.. I tend to do that sometimes. But when you're a "book person" reading slumps happen and there's not much you can do about it. The only thing that seems to help me out when I'm in no mood for reading is to pick an easy and fun read, preferably with a cute romance going on. The recommendations will all be based on that category "easy, fun, romancy reads" so if you think you might not be interested in them read the post anyway because if you're on a reading slump is good to try something new and those books are all AH-MAZING.


Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: I love this woman. Seriously, Rainbow Rowell, if you ever come across this post I just want you to know that I'm so thankful you were born to bless our lives with beautiful stories like this one - and this is not even my favorite book from her. This story is so cute and it will truly impact your life in one way or another. 

Our main character is an IT guy who works in a newspaper. Since the story takes place around the year 2000, his job is to verify all the emails that are caught in the company filter to check if they really are inappropriate and if so he sends them a message to warn them.

Emails from two friends who work in the newspaper keep popping up in the filter and, for some reason, he feels intrigued and keep reading them without telling them or anyone for that matter. He slowly starts to have feeling from one for these women and you'll need to read the book to know more about it. 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: This book was so cute. If I had to use one word to describe it it would be "cute" and that may not seem like a good thing but it really is. It totally blew me way.. Since there was so much hype surrounding this book I was not expecting to love it so much, but I did. We follow the perspective of a girl (Cath) going to the same college as her twin sister but they're not on the same page about how their relationship is going to work in the new setting. She doesn't really like change and her sister is quite independent and ready for some changes.

Cath is very quirky and total and complete bookworm. But the most interesting thing about her is the fact that she writes the most famous Simon Snow (the equivalent of Harry Potter in real life) fan fiction ever. The book is mostly about how she faces the changes that come her way and the possibility of a new and exciting relationship with her roommate's high school sweet-heart.  

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: I've read this book a while ago and although the names of the characters completely slipped my mind I still remember the story quite. This is a beautiful teenage love story with a very strong family side to it. 

The main character is a young girl who leaves next door (hence the title) to a big family. While her mom hates her neighbors, she loves "spying" on them through her window since she's not used to having a big family herself. She keeps with the spying until one of the kids who is more or less her age strikes a conversation with her and things go on from there. 

A romance starts against her mom's wishes and things start to get complicated. I know it seems like every other teenage romance story out there but there's a turning point to it that will completely get you by surprise. 

ps: There's currently a sequel to this book out and I fully intend to read it as soon as I can or as soon as my TBR pile allows it. 

The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot: Besides J. K. Rowling (because obviously!) I think Meg Cabot is one of my favorite writers. She's just so incredibly funny and her stories are always super creative. This one is completely written through emails between the characters so be ready for that. 

I actually just finished reading this book today and I absolutely loved it. I think it's best to go into it without knowing a lot about the story so you can be surprised as things happen and feel all the feels. This book seriously got me laughing out loud and I cannot say that about many books. I say that if you could just pick one from the five I'm mentioning today, start with this one. 

ps: The Princess Diaries series were my life when I was in my teenage years. Me and my friend in school would literally exchange the books and talk about the stories everyday. 

Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella: Another laugh out loud book (and no, I refuse to write LOL - I'm an adult!) with an adorable romance. In this one, the main character is on a flight on her way to a work meeting and she ends up sitting next to a guy. All of a sudden, they face a huge period of turbulence and because she's so nervous she starts to basically share her life's burdens with this random man. 

After this business trip she finds out that the guy from the plane is not just some random stranger and she'll have to deal with the fact that he now knows all her dirty little secrets. This is such a quick and easy read that'll get you back on the reading mood in no time.   


These are all my recommendations for today. I hope it'll help you get out of your reading slump soon and if you're not on a reading slump these are still great books that I think anyone will enjoy. Please leave any book recommendations you might have for us and let's get chatty on the comments! 


Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you soon.  




October 23, 2015

Links I'm Loving For Halloween.

Halloween is just around the corner, guys! So in honor of that I decided to put together a post with a bunch of cool things I found on internet to give you some inspiration. We have mix of DIY and last minute costume ideas, fun things to do and some cool decoration ideas as well. So if you still need a little a push to get yourself in the Halloween mood, consider yourself pushed and let's go!

Creepy Broken Doll TutorialI feel like this tutorial is for those who want to commit to Halloween and don't mind dressing really scary. It also requires some level of makeup skills and patience but if you have the time and energy to go for it I don't think you'll regret. It looks like a lot of fun and everyone is going to love your costume. 

Scary Books I Want as Movies: If you don't feel like partying on Halloween and you just feel like a quiet night in you should definitely check out these scary book recommendations. This video is by JesseTheReader and I'm a big fan of his YouTube channel. He always gives out the best recommendations and book reviews.

Knell Nook Short Film: I don't even know how I came across this short film but I really liked it. It's about a group of friends who go on to a haunted house and weird things happen. It's not super scary or anything like that and it's very very short so if you're at least intrigued by the premise I think it's worth checking it out.  

Last Minute DYI costumes: If you want to look like your favorite youtuber on Halloween this is the video for you. The EleventhGorgeous girls put together a super fun video to help you recreate the look of four famous youtubers. If you need a costume asap, I really think you should go over there and watch the video. 


I've just realized now that I've finished writing the post that all the links are actually videos. If you didn't get it from this post I'm a big YouTube fan. I hope you guys like the recommendations and if you don't I'm really sorry. If you can't get enough of Halloween make sure to check out my previous post and don't forget to let me know your thoughts on the comments below. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun on Halloween. 



October 20, 2015

But He Has A Girlfriend.

Picture this: You arrive in class and you spot a super cute guy that you haven't seen around before. He's super dreamy, nice hair, nice body and (in my fanstasy) you can even see the most adorable dimples in his face when he smiles at you. You give yourself a little pep talk, mess with your hair a little bit, take a deep breath and sit, totally casually, in the seat beside him. 

Apparently the Gods (or whatever divine creature you believe in) are on your side today and completely out of the blue  "super cute guy" starts a conversation with you. You guys talk and talk some more about the most interesting topics on the planet and at the end of the lecture you say goodbye looking forward to next week's class for the first time in your life.

As you're arrive home the first thing you do is go on facebook and turn on your stalking mode so you can find this mysterious guys asap. And then.. YOU FIND HIM. After you take a 2 second break to do a little celebratory dance you find out that he's is in serious relationship and that his girlfriend is even tagged on his relationship status. I mean, talk about marking your territory, right? So what do you next?

Who hasn't been in that situation? Maybe you didn't meet mysterious guy in class but in a Starbucks or whatever have you.. We've all been through that and it's completely nerve wrecking to figure out what to do. In your mind you guys are already planning your honeymoon in Bora Bora but on the other side you're a feminist and you respect other women and you don't want to do something that you wouldn't like done to you. So what to do? 

I have the answer for you: NOTHING. I know you want to storm in class next week screaming "Hey hey you you, I don't like your girlfriend" but that would be ridiculous and you know it. So there's nothing left to do but to wait for your time. Maybe he breaks up with his girlfriend tomorrow, next year or never but the most probable scenario is that you'll get over your crush. 

Trying to break them up is not the best option in any scenario. Because first, if the situation was different I really don't think you'd like if someone was trying to ruin your relationship. Second, maybe they've been dating for 7 years and no matter what you do you'll only be wasting your time and embarrassing yourself. And third, you don't want to start anything with a guy who possibly cheats on his girlfriend with you or anything shady like this.     

If you're currently in that situation I think the best thing to do is just to wait it out. Try to be friends with him and see if his inside matches his rocking outside. And if it does and you figure out that you're practically long lost soulmates you just flat out tell him and let he make his choice. And no matter what, you keep your head up and your conscience clean because you did everything in the right way and you didn't become a home wrecker. 

Having a crush on or even falling for someone who is already in a relationship sucks and it probably won't end well. But if you see that the feelings won't go away you need to face them the best way possible and without disrespecting anyone (you, "super cute guy" or his girlfriend) because, trust me, you will regret it and karma is a bitch, my friend.

I'm sure someone amazing you'll come your way and you don't need to break a couple up to find a boyfriend or anything like that. I'm a big believer that somehow (do not ask me why) things end up the way they're supposed to. And if something is not supposed to happen right now it doesn't mean that it can't happen in the future. 

So, don't do anything stupid or that you'll possibly regret in the future. Don't go against your principles and just give it some time. If you crush fades away, perfect. If you "super cute guy" starts to correspond your feeling even better. But it's important to get ready for the worst case scenario and for that you need to be in peace with yourself knowing that you didn't do anything shady or that you'll most likely regret in the future. 

I thought about writing this post because in the past I've been in a very similar situation and the best thing I did was to give it sometime for things to fall into place. I hope this helped you in a way and if it didn't I hope at least thought it was entertaining. 

If you have any more topics you'd like advice on or just to know my thoughts on the matter, please let me know 'cause I'd love to talk about it. I really like talking about relationships if you couldn't tell!

Do you have any words of wisdom to share?
Have you ever been in a situation like this?

Thanks so much for stopping by. 












October 18, 2015

50 Random Facts About Me.

I wasn't planning on blogging today because I thought I was going to be super busy helping my sister get her house together.. But since all my plans have been canceled in the last 5 min and I really don't feel like studying or even watching Netflix (I don't know what's wrong with me..) I decided to channel all my creative energy into something fun and hopefully entertaining for you guys. 

I used to do a lot of tag posts back in the day and I don't really know why I stopped doing them.. I feel like this is not only a great way for you to know a little bit more about me but also a way to connect with some of the bloggers out there 'cause we can tag each other and become internet blogging friends! 

I tried to make this as funny as possible and think of some facts that most of you don't already know.. Let's get to it!

1. I consider myself a cat person.
2. But I also love dogs.
3. I absolutely love reading.
4. But I dislike the clutter that comes with owning a lot of physical books.
5. I do my nails every Sunday.
6. I've probably re watched the entire Harry Potter movies more than 20 times.
7. I've been to Disney World exactly 9 times. 
8. My favorite Starbucks drink is the Iced Chai Latte with soy milk. 
9. Family is the most important thing to me. Ever. 
10. My favorite quote is: May the bridges I burn light the way.   
11. Drops Of Jupiter by Train is my favorite song.
12. Besides the Harry Potter books, The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han are my favorite books.
13. I'm a very big fan of Harry Potter.
14. I cried when I bought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I also cried multiple times while reading the book and when I finished reading it. 
15. My best friend has been my best friend for almost 14 years.
16. Mulan is and has always been my favorite Disney movie.
17. If it has Nutella on it I'll probably eat it.
18. Starting a blog was one of the most terrifying thing I've ever done.
19. I once had a panic attack when I thought I'd have to spend Christmas and New Years Eve alone because I was traveling - I didn't btw.
20. I watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas every year.  
21. I love change and I get anxiety when things stay the same for too long.
22. Modern Family is my favorite TV show. 
23. I did ballet for almost 6 years and I was actually quite good at it.
24. I've dated my first boyfriend for exactly one week. 
25. When I'm traveling I never get homesick but I really miss my parents.
26. I don't like to watch old movies.
27. When I was a kid I used to take food from other people's tables at restaurants.
28. Pandas and monkeys are my favorite animals.
29. I want to visit all the continents before I die.
30. Traveling is my favorite thing to do. Ever. 
31. I have a weird stationary obsession and I love to buy pens. 
32. I don't like clutter and being surrounded by things I don't use.
33. I deep clean my room at least 2 times year.
34. I'm not a big fan of superheroes.
35. Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite dessert.
36. I don't have a favorite color.
37. My favorite lipstick is MAC's Ruby Woo.
38. I drink my morning coffee with milk, stevia and chocolate powder.
39. I cut my own hair.
40. I prefer going out for lunch than dinner.
41. My favorite breakfast: pancakes with bacon.
42. I love the smell of rain.
43. I'm more of a morning person.
44. When we were little my best friend told me she could see the future and I believed her for almost an year.
45. I really want to have kids someday. Not anytime soon, though.
46. I don't judge people by their personal choices. 
47. It takes me a very long time to trust anyone.
48. I speak French, English, Spanish and Portuguese (my first language).  
49. I'm Brazilian. I know it says on my about page but I lot of people seem to miss it. 
50. Blogging is my favorite hobby.

And that's a wrap! I know everybody says this but thinking of 50 facts about me was super hard. I even asked my mom for help. If you'd like to try it yourself, please consider yourself tagged and don't forget to let me know if you do answer this tag so I can check out your facts. 

Thanks so much for reading.



October 16, 2015

5 Ways To Get Into The Halloween Spirit.

Here where I live Halloween doesn't come in full force. Probably because it's too hot to do anything outside or even inside this time of the year and I'm super jealous of you people who actually get to celebrate it. Although everybody around me (unless my sister) doesn't really care about this holiday, I do and I'm still going to celebrate in every way I can. So, I decided to put together some activities you can do alone or with your friends to put you in the mood for the season and just have some fun. 


Watch Scary Movies: I feel like this is a given. Everybody should watch scary movies in October, even if you live in Brazil and people don't really care about Halloween (story of my life). I'm a big fan or "scary movies" but not horror movies because if I watch one of those I cannot sleep in the dark for an entire week and I need all the beauty sleep I can get. So if you're a big baby like me, here are some scary movies suggestion that are not "OMG I'm gonna crap in my pants" scary but will still put you in the Halloween mood..

Hocus Pocus

Monster House

The Village 

The Addams Family

Edward Scissorhands

Practical Magic 


Wear a Costume: I don't care if you're just going to stay in your house all day on Halloween.. I still think you should wear a costume. It doesn't have to be a super elaborated one just go on YouTube, pick a tutorial and have fun with your makeup trying to create something cool and fun.. At least that's what I do. If you need some inspiration just click here, here, here and here to see some great tutorials.   


Carve a Pumpkin: That activity totally depends on where you live. Here in my city I cannot, for the life of me, find a big enough pumpkin to carve but if you can find one go for it. I only ever carved a pumpkin once and I remember that it was incredibly hard but also a lot of fun. This is a great activity to do with friends and will definitely put you in the right mood for the season.  



Decorate: Specially if you live in the US, go to Target to get some inexpensive Halloween/Fall decoration and make your house look pretty. If you don't feel like expending money on it, there's also a ton of DYI videos on YouTube and I'm sure you can find one that suits you and the things you already have laying around the house. 


Invite Your Friends Over: I'm not saying that you should throw a party or anything like that. But if you and your friends don't have anywhere go or any plans invite them over and you can do all of the activity above with people which makes it more and it'll also give you a reason to decorate your home! 


Extra Tip: DON'T BE LAZY! I get it.. Doing things takes time and energy and you just want to get the movie suggestions and watch them alone in your bed. And although you're more than welcomed to do that and this is probably something I would do, make an effort to get out and be around people. I guarantee you're gonna have more fun with your friends or your family than by yourself.

What do you like to do for Halloween? 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon. 





October 13, 2015

September Wrap Up - 2015.

It's no secret to anyone that I've been reading like crazy. So, I thought it'd be cool to share with you guys the books I was able to finish this past month. I managed to finish 6 books which is waaaaay more than I was expecting. One of them was for the course I've been taking and I'm pretty sure most of you guys will not be interested in it (I wasn't very interested either). But the other five were books I was super excited about reading. 

I'm also going to do some mini-reviews because although I liked most of the books I've read, I don't think they deserve an entire review post. I don't feel like I have a lot to talk about them and I like to focus more on telling you about what I thought of the book and not about the plot itself. I'm gonna start with the gone that I liked the least and we'll build up from there. And don't worry, I won't give out any spoilers.

Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira.

If you wish to read this book in the future beware that I might give out some spoilers. I hated this book. I really don't like to bash books because I can imagine how hard it is to write and get a book published but there was nothing in this book that I liked. Honestly, nothing. I really disliked the family element and the fact that the main character seems immature and completely dependent of her dead sister, which is creepy enough without adding the fact that she actually wears her sister's clothes and gets in a weird relationship with the sister's boyfriend. 

Everything was super weird and I didn't see where the author was going with the story. Things seemed disconnected and out of place. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion and if you loved the book, please don't it personally. We're all entitled to our own opinions. 

The Martian by Andy Weir.

On a more positive note, I loved this book. This and next four were just great. I actually listened to this book on audible on my everyday commute and I loved the narrator voice and the way he changed his voice for the different characters. In the beginning things were going slow because the author give a lot of technical and scientifically details which I'm not particularly interested in but as the story goes on things get a lot more interesting. The movie is coming out soon as well and I'm super excited about it! 

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins.

There was a lot of hype around this book and I was scared of reading it and hating it but that was not what happened. I'm a really big fan of mystery and suspense novels and this one checked all the boxes. The author did an amazing job describing the main character's mind without "telling us" how she was and actually showing us bu her thoughts and actions. 

I thought the book was incredibly well written and I really lied the way the author builds up the story slowly until we reach the turning point. The whole plot is completely insane but believable at the same time. That's the thing I loved the most about the book because usually the author tries so hard to chock the readers that we have a hard time believing in what's happening. Paula Hawkins gets 5 stars from me and I'm really looking forward to reading more books from her.  

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 

This book is part of the Covenant Series and I'm loving every single one of them. I believe this is book two and just like the previous one, it blew my mind. I love the Greek mythology aspect and the fact that we have a kick-ass main character. The love triangle is also on point and not over done at all.. By the way, I'm team Aiden. If you're looking for a new series to follow, I strongly suggest this one.   

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

This was my favorite book of the month and possibly my favorite book of the year. I loved it so so so much that I don't even know how to describe it. It's not your typical teenage love story and it literally broke my heart into tiny little pieces - relax, nobody dies in the end or anything. I found myself crying throughout the book multiple times and I was super happy the way it ended. At the end, I found myself rooting more for Eleanor to figure things out for herself than for their relationship to work out. I gave it 5 out of 5 starts. 


I know this post is coming to you guys a little late but bare with me. I've been unbelievably busy and keeping up with life and my blogging schedule is hard work. Overall, I think I had a really productive reading month. I still have three more books to go until I finish my Reading Challenge but I'm sure I won't have any problems with that and will probably overpass my end goal. 

What are you currently reading?
How is your reading challenge going?

Thanks so much for reading! 



   

October 9, 2015

Links I'm Loving This Week.

Heeeeello, friends!

I'm here today with a more laid back post and we're gonna talk about cool stuff I found online. I like doing these posts because I think it's the best way to share with you guys some of the things that I find interesting or that I think some of you might enjoy checking it out. 

I also like to take this opportunity to share some blogs that I've been obsessing over and that maybe some of you don't know yet. I love finding new blogs to follow so if you have a blog let me know on the comments so I can go check it out. 


If you already follow me on Twitter this might not come as a surprise to you but I've been completely OBSESSED with yoga. I've been following a yoga video from Yoga with Adrienne every single day and since my favorite time of day to practice yoga is in the morning I thought this video was fitting. 


This is one of the blogs I wanted to talk about this week. I actually found out about it because of Holly. She commented on a couple of my posts and since she was always super nice I decided to check out here blog and.. what a wonderful surprise! I've literally marathon read (is that a thing? marathon reading?) her blog and I love her writing style and she overall just seems nice, you know? I don't  know if this happens to any of you, but sometimes I read a blog and I just "click" with the blogger and that's what makes me keep coming back. So if you have the time, you really should check this blog out. 


Another blog. Another great blog. This one is mostly about beauty and fashion. Carly, the blogger, has amazing style and her ootds are always on point. I always go the there for some style and fashion motivation. 


Hello. My name is Michele and I'm addicted to GoodReads. Seriously guys, this is becoming a problem but that's why I ask you to follow me over there.. If you're a book lover GoodReads is the best place to socialize with other book lovers. But this specific link I wanted to share with you guys is actually just a list. But a really good list. It has some AMAZING book recommendations and if you're currently on a reading slump or doing the reading challenge that is the place you should go to get some inspiration.

BookBub

If you're a book worm you need to know this website. It basically gives you flash deals on e-books and sometimes of these deals are really awesome and you can find book for 0.99 cents or even free. Just to give you an overview, yesterday I bought "The Darkest Minds" from Alexandra Bracken and "Snow Like Ashes" from Sara Raasch for just 0.99 cents. I know.. It's crazy. I don't really know how this works or who benefits from this transaction besides me but I'm gonna question books for 0.99 cents. You can also create an account on the website and they will recommend book based on your interests. And if you're curious on how to buy the book on the website, you just click on the deal you want and they redirect you to Amazon or whatever online store you choose. 


That's all for today, folks! I hope you got something from those links and that you enjoyed reading the post. If you have any links or blogs that you feel like we might enjoy checking out please leave them in the comments so we can see. 

Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you really soon. 








October 5, 2015

Books I NEED To Read Until The End Of 2015.

Ever since I decided to upgrade my 2015 Reading Challenge to 50 books I've been in a crazy reading frenzy and my Kindle has been getting a lot of action. I've developed a weird obsession with BookTube chanels and book blogs so if you happen to have one or know an amazing book blog that I just need to check out please leave it in the comments so I can do so. Not that I need any more encouragement.

I've read some amazing books so far but I just feel like I need to catch up on some of the super hyped books on the online community and see what they're all about. Keeping that in mind, I've selected a total of 5 books that I'm really super excited to read until the end of this year which doesn't mean that I'm limiting myself to reading only these specifics books and I'll probably won't even get to them until the middle of the month because I'm currently reading three different books. But I'm making it my mission go through all of these until  the end December so wish me luck, guys! 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. 
I have to admit, this book had me by the cover. It's gorgeous and intriguing to a point where you just need to know what the story is about. Having said that, I have no idea what this book is about and I want to keep things like this until I menage to spare some time to read it, probably one a Friday and then I marathon it until Saturday night or Sunday morning, which usually what takes me to read a book from top to bottom. 

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. 
Another gorgeous cover and also don't have clue about the story. This book caught my attention because of the cover as well (apparently I judge a book by its cover) and I believe it has something to do with stars and asteroides which sounds super cool. I've heard mixed reviews about it but I still want to read it and judge it by myself.

Everything I Never Told You by Celest Ng. 
 
The one thing that got me hooked to this book was the first line. I got it on Audible and I wanted to see if it was working properly so I wouldn't be left out on the bus with nothing to do. As soon as I'm done listing to "The Martian" I'll give this one a go. 
ps: Another AMAZING cover.   

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. 
I actually know quite a lot about this story and everybody that I know that read this book said it was really great. Apparently, it's about a guy that works as an "IT something" in a company and he starts to read the emails of a woman that works there and they, somehow, fall in love. I'm really in the mood for some light-hearted and cute romance since I've been reading a lot of mysteries. I think I'll start with this one first. 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
Can you believe that I've never read anything about Sarah J. Maas? I know everybody and their mother are completely obsessed with the "Throne of Glass" series but I thought that I would enjoy this one more. I also don't feel like committing to a big series right now.. I'm in the mood for stand alone books at the moment. I have no idea if there's going to be a sequel to this book.   


So, these are the book that I'm really looking forward to reading this year and I seriously can't wait. I don't think I'll have any problems with my 2015 Reading Challenge and for those of you who are interested in knowing how it's going I will do an update soon. So far I think I've read around 45 books which to me is insaaaaaane, but if you want to keep up with my reading schedule make sure to check out my GoodReads account so I can follow you all back and I can see what you guys are reading too.

What was your favorite book this year so far?
What book are you most excited to read next?

Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you all soon.  


October 2, 2015

Disney Project Pan.

I said I was going to this so here I am. Like most of you who follow the blog might already know, WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY soon-ish. Our flights are booked and we're ready go. And now you might be wondering.. What does a Project Pan have to do with Disney? My answer is: Nothing, really. But let me explain myself.. 

Every time I go to the US I get completely mesmerized by all the beauty products and since I know for a fact the I'm gonna buy a bunch of stuff I thought this would be the perfect time to start a new Project Pan. The last one I did was a complete fail.. I only finished up completely a couple of products but this time I've learned from my mistakes and I'm gonna give it my best shot.

I selected a total of ten products between makeup items and hair care. I also threw in a perfume and some stuff I thought it would be easy to finish just get a total of ten products. This Project is going to begin as soon as this post is up and we're going strong until the 15th of November. We're leaving in the 20th so I'm gonna give myself five days to get the finale post up for you guys before catching the plane.
Maybelline Baby Lips in Grape Vine.
I jumped into the Baby Lips bandwagon as soon as they came out and now I'm kind of regretting it. I got two of them, this and the red one and they take forever to finish, probably because I had a crap ton of chapsticks in my collection already. 

Lately I've been really focusing in using this one up and I've got a lot of progress. Now that I'm writing the post I realized that you cannot see my progress on any of the pictures, but I promise that for the next update I will keep that in mind. I think this one will be done in two weeks tops.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 235.
Love love love this foundation. This color matches me perfectly and the coverage is great. The only thing that bothers me a little is the fact that it's not a matte finish and I already have a lot of natural oils on my skin.. I don't really need a dewy finish and that's why I've been trying to use it up. 

Since the glass is completely stained I can't see my progress very well but I'm sure that there's not a lot left. I don't know how long it's gonna take me to finish this one up because I don't wear foundation very often but I will try my best.. I give it one month tops.    

MAC Fix Plus.
I absolutely love fix plus. I honestly think it's my favorite MAC product. This just makes you makeup work.. It blends everything together and leaves you face makeup looking incredible and natural. I want to finish this one because I've had it for a while now and I think it's time to get a new one. I've been using it every single day but it's still going strong.

MAC Powder Blush in Mocha.
This  was featured in my first Project Pan ever. I don't know what's up with me and blushes but it seems to take forever for me to use one up. I've had this for almost three years now and I know I already have major pan showing but there's still product coming out, guys! Please send help! 

ELF Eyelid Primer.
I lot of people say this primer is amazing and bla bla bla but it just doesn't work very well for me. Maybe I have weird eyelids.. I don't know. I don't see much difference when I use it but since it's almost done I decided to put it in this project just t give myself an easy product. I know it's only a dollar but I would recommend it to anyone.  

L'Oreal Extraordinaire Oil.
This oil is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I don't know what they put in this thing but whatever it is my hair loves it. It makes my hair look smooth, shiny and straight.. I seriously look like I had it specially straightened. But since it's almost done I decided to throw it into this Project to make sure that I'll use it until the end, if not it just gets lost in my bathroom, like all my other hair oils. 
Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle.
This was also featured in my first Project Pan and obviously I couldn't finish it. I don't think I'll have a hard time with this product because the color goes with everything and I don't have much left of it either. I give this one two to three weeks max.   

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20.
As you can see most of the stuff in this project are things that I've had for a looong time. I'm too ashamed to admit for how long I've had this concealer.. Let's just say it's enough to make the letters in the packing disappear. I'm not a big fan of this particular concealer formula and I'm trying to use this up just so I can Back To Mac it.  

Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist in Sweat Pea.
I have an immense collection of this kind of fragrance and I just want to see a couple of them go. In my last Empties I featured two of these but I want to finish more of them! I keep this in my everyday and I apply it two to three times a day but there's a lot of product in here so I'm not sure how long it's gonna take me to finish it.   

Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer in Pink Sugarplum.
Just like the fragrances, I have a crap ton of these hand sanitizers and I need to use some up. I also keep this in my purse at all times and try to use it as much as I can but it's extremely hard to finish it. I'll the cleanest the hands in the city, that's for sure. 

So these are the products! I'm also starting a "no buy" until my trip so I can save some money and really focus on these products. If I finish some before the finale I will keep adding new ones but I don't know that'll be the case. If you're currently doing a Project Pan as well let me know so we can support it each other.

Have you ever done a Project Pan?
Do you have any tips?

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon.   








October 1, 2015

Life Update: Moving Countries, Good News and Minimalism.

Heellooo, friends!
How is everybody doing?

I'm happy to announce that I'm still alive and blogging. First thing I want to do is apologize. I know I don't owe you guys posts but I feel like we have established a connection and I do feel sorry and also grateful for all of those who haven't given up on the blog yet. No need to fear, I may be absent for a while but blogging entered in my life to stay and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. I've been absent because of nothing in particular, just life. Living and blogging at the same time is hard if blogging isn't your full time job. 

I can already tell that this is going to be a long update post so go grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and relax. I think I should start with the bad news first.. We (me and Sebastian) had some unexpected problems with the whole moving countries thing that was supposed to happen next year. It's not a definite "no" or a "never" but the process is becoming harder and harder in the job front and if he doesn't get a job he cannot move to another country and we have to keep the "long distance" thing going for one more year.. But we'll see how things go and once we know everything for sure there will be more updates. 

No need to worry, you guys won't ever be without information. I love doing these kinds of posts and I feel like it's good for you as reader to know the person on the other side of the screen. I'm real and I have real life problems. 

On a brighter note, I am formally a university graduate. YEY! Now I'm on the process of becoming an adult (aka. finding a job and, hopefully, moving out), and let me tell you.. It's not as scary as I thought it would be. I've been sending out resumes and I already got some answers back so you can say that things are going smooth. 

Another good thing I wanted to share is that, as of lately, companies have been contacting me for product reviews and whatnot and that just sounds completely crazy to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm flattered but it's just so surreal. I haven't done any kind of sponsored content here on the blog but if it ever came to that I want you guys to know for sure that I will give my honest opinion and you will be more than warned if a post is sponsored. I know a lot of people have mixed feelings with that but you don't need to worry about that at the moment.

I also had someone asking me about my minimalism journey and it's been going great. If you didn't know I did a blog post a couple months ago explaining "why" and "how" I was going to start a more minimalist lifestyle, you can check it out here. It has been easier and more fulfilling that I ever thought it would be. I'm thinking more clear now that all the clutter is gone and I feel like I have more freedom. I've also started to be more "environment friendly" in my life in general and that includes shopping less, recycling and donating things that me and my family haven't been using. I also want to start planting trees (don't worry, I'm not becoming a hippy) because I feel like I don't do enough for the world.. I don't know.. It's just me being weird.

But I guess that's it. I've also been super busy planning our upcoming trip to the US but I will do a separate post on that when I have things figured out. This is (by far) the biggest update post I've ever wrote and I hope I haven't bored you to death. Now I really want to know about you! I'm sure your life is more exciting then mine.

Have you been doing something fun?
If you haven't you should, the weekend is almost here!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you on the next one. 


   

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