Friday, December 26, 2014

Etherealle Cruelty Free Makeup


I am really, really, really excited to share this new treasure with you. I have been on the hunt for some cruelty makeup products, and dark red lipsticks have been on the top of my list. This is how I discovered Etherealle. There weren't many options on Etsy as far as dark red lipsticks were concerned, but fortunately enough this company had high ratings, so making the decision to try out some of their products wasn't hard to make. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Seasoned Roasted Potatoes




Ahhhhh, yes. The holiday season. I'm basking in all the free time I now have from school. Hopefully I can get back into the groove of things again. My blog has been neglected for far too long. This is a start, thoughand a yummy one at that! These roasted potatoes are usually considered as a side, but I love snacking on them by themselves. They are so flavorful! I actually baked them twice today. I couldn't get enough. 

If you need any last-minute ideas for a dish to bring to holiday parties, these are definitely a good choice. They're not at all difficult to make, and they're a nice reprieve from all those sweets!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gone Girl


I'm not usually one for reading thrillers. I'd read about a handful that had been way too predictable for me and had left me feeling nothing but disappointment, so I've tried avoiding that genre altogether. However, as soon as I saw the first trailer for the Gone Girl movie, I became intrigued. And the more that people who've actually read the book had ended up loving it, the more I became intrigued. I'm so glad that my friend (a book blogger whose blog you can check out HERE) managed to convince me, because this book BLEW. MY. MIND.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bon Logic Handmade Soaps


Ever since I've become more aware of what I've been putting in and on my body, I've slowly tried to deviate away from using products made from synthetic ingredients towards ones that support a more natural way of living. It's a gradual transition that takes a lot of adjustment on my part, but... I'm getting there. One of the first things I wanted to find an alternative for were things that I used on a daily basis, things that I used often and needed to consistently repurchase. In this case: Soap.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Loquat Leaves Tea


A couple months ago, I started to notice signs of trouble with my blood sugar levels. I love sweets, I really do. I've loved sweets ever since I could remember. And, unfortunately, I'm paying for it. Ever since my body had been acting up, I've been trying to cut down on my sugar intake. I've also been hunting for types of foods that would help lower my blood sugar levels. This is where loquat leaves come in.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Room


Room is a profoundly moving novel told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy named Jack who has lived his whole life in one single room. The room is about 12-by-12 feet, but for Jack and his mother it's their entire world. He has no idea he is being held captive and he's completely unaware of the fact that there is life beyond these four walls. To him, it's home. To his mother, it's a prison.