Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 2015 Favorites

It's the end of January and it's favorites time, let's jump to what I have been loving this month:


1. Clarisonic Mia: I got my Clarisonic mia for Christmas and I am loving it...


2. 40 carrots Moisture Splurge Moisturizer: This is my AM Moisturizer and it is so hydrating, especially for this winter time, it's perfect.  I recently did a updated Skin Care routine, check it out.


3. em The Great Cover Up Concealer: I had a pretty bad breakout event this month and this bad boy right here was perfect to cover all that up, totally recommend it.


4. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara: Wow, Love this mascara.


5. Rimmel Show Off Lip Gloss: That's all I have been using this month, love these lip glosses.


6. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation: Re started using this foundation and fell in love with it again.


7. Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Body Wash & Foam Bath: I am always done with this body wash, I love it, smells amazing and it really helps me relax when I'm taking a shower.


And that's it for my January favorites, what products have you been loving?

XOXO,

Nelia


Friday, January 30, 2015

January 2015 Wrap Up

Happy Friday and today's post is not a weekend reads, it will actually be my January wrap up.  This was a good month, I have to say that I started the year pretty good.  Let's do this?

First up:

Delirium by Lauren Oliver...review here
 

Then I continued with Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver...review here
 

and Requiem by Lauren Oliver...review here


ah, I also read Delirium Stories by Lauren Oliver...


Then I read an advanced copy of Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton that I got from Netgalley...


And I finished the month on a really good note with Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki...


I read 6 books in total this month, not too bad for a concussed head, right?  My favorite?  Branded, cannot wait to do a review on this book.  What did you read this month?

XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Review Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Today's book review is the third and final book in the Delirium Trilogy and let's just jump to it...

Requiem by Lauren Oliver


Final book in the Delirium trilogy and I really enjoyed this book, yes that's the right word to described how I felt about this book.

One thing that I loved was getting to know Hana, I really connected with this character in this book.  Everytime Lena talked about her best friend, I loved her, but in this book?  OMG, loved getting to really know her and how she felt about everything.  Hana, tells you everything that happened that summer that Lena fell in love with Alex, but now you get to see that Lena wasn't the only one that was having feelings.  Hana, also lets you know about the "cure", what the procedure felt like, how she fells after the cure.  She also tells you about her pair and how her life has changed so much.  Now she is to be married in a few weeks and be the new mayor's wife, but she is feeling things that she is not supposed to be feeling and she doesn't know what to do about it.  There is no way you cannot connect to her, she is caring and takes risks that not that many people would.  She plays a huge part in the last couple chapters in this book, I'm not going to say what it is but once you read it, it all makes sense and some people may not like what she did but I totally understood her and still really love her.

Now let's get to Lena, well...where should I even start with her?  I was dizzy at times, mad at other times and crazy at others.  This girl can make you feel a million emotions in one book, that's for sure.  She still has no clue what she wants, Alex or Julian and I feel bad for both of them in this book.  I have loved Alex from book 1, he is amazing, but Julian?  I wasn't sure how I felt about him in the last book, but he grew on me this book and I felt bad for him a lot of times.  Lena, still needs a lot of soul searching to do that's for sure.  But, one of the things that aggravated me so much was not getting much answers in this book, we actually need a fourth book.  There was no conclusion in this love triangle, what the heck was that decision?  I need more, I need to know what happens next.

The resistance, at least we got a lot of action on their part. We got to know more people, got to know Lena's mom, which by the way she is amazing.  Love the resistance, loved to see people that never gave up even when things looked like it was not going to go anywhere else, they pushed more and more and accomplished something.  Raven, she was another amazing character I loved her, loved how she cared about Lena even when she didn't have to.  But, what the heck happened to her?  We don't really know, seriously!

From all the books, I was hooked from the beginning reading this one, there was some much going on from the beginning, lots of action, which I love, but towards the end?  I mean the book was ending and I still had to many questions and there was so many things that needed to an end and we didn't get the end.  It was a well written book but not a not a a well ended book.  I give a 4 out of 5 stars, loved it but still want more.  Didn't make sense at all, right?

Did you read this book?  What did you feel about it?  Lauren Oliver, you need to write another book, we need more answer.

And that will do for this book review...I'm tired just thinking about Lena.

XOXO,

Nelia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OOTD: Fur Vest

We survived the Blizzard of 2015 and today was back to work and bundled up we went.  Here is today's outfit and some pictures from yesterday's Blizzard, enjoy!


buried cars...


as you can see snow up to the waist...

 winter wonderland...

my dog is in heaven when it snows lol...he love it


so much snow...that's enough


On to the outfit...







Vest: BJs
Jeans: F21
Boots: Target-cannot stop wearing these
Shirt: Target


Lots and lots of snow and looks like we are getting a few more inches Friday and Monday again, oh Summer how I miss you :(

How's the weather where you live?  Did you get the blizzard too?  Or are you enjoying some sunny days?

XOXO,

Nelia

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Book Haul

Here is to my first book haul, who is ready?  I got a few books this book, most of them ebooks, lots of great deals on Amazon.  That site is the death of me, actually BookBub is the death of me; I signed up to receive daily emails that tells you daily deals on ebooks; go ahead click above and you will be hooked too.  Also, I never hauled my Black Friday Book Outlet order and I just got another Book Outlet order this week so here's everything:

ebooks:

Free

Branded-actually I got this one to read it for free from my Amazon Prime library this month...


Free

Free

I think I got this one for $1.99

I think I got this one for $1.99 too...


Got this one for $0.99

$0.99

Free

Free

Free

Free

$1.99

Free

Physical Books:

Black Friday Book Outlet Order:

 $3.99
 $3.99
 $2.99

$3.49

$4.49

$3.99
 $4.49, $3.49, $2.99

Recent Book Outlet Order:




$2.99

$3.99

$3.49

$2.99

$3.49

$3.99

$4.99

$4.99


Well, I think I need to tell myself not to buy any books next month, I have lots of books to read for a while now and really should read what I have.  But I did buy some books that are not the first ones in the series, so I guess I still can buy some so I can read those series, right? :)

XOXO,

Nelia