Thursday, February 26, 2015

Product Review: Tarte Princess Palette

This is the palette that I brought with me to vacation and the main reason was because it had bronzer, blush and highlight all in one.  And OMG, I'm so glad I did, I'm loving it.  The bronzer has been a favorite of mine for years, but now I love the whole palette.

The bronzer just gives you the right amount of definition in your cheeks but you can also build it up to contour your face with it.

The blush, it just gives you that healthy glow.

And the highlighter?  Not too much, just the perfect shine.

Here are some pictures of the palette:



 
Love it.


Have you tried this palette?  What did you think of it?

Now, I'm off to relax a little more by the beach...

XOXO,

Nelia

Weekend Reads: Multiples & Road Trip Again

Another weekend of driving ahead of me which means lots of reading ahead of me...here are the books that I have picked out:

Alienated by Melissa Landers...




These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagna Spooner...



Wicked by Jennifer L Armentrout...



The Fault in Our Stars by John Green...


See you all back in New England and the cold which I'm so not looking forward to.  Daytona I love you. :(

XOXO,

Nelia

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Review: Watched by CJ Lyons

Tuesday Book Review time, today I'm bringing you a book that I have it for quite sometime, I got this book from Netgalley last summer and hadn't had a chance to read it until this month.  And I gotta say it was pretty good and pretty scary actually.  Let's get to review:

Watched by CJ Lyons



This book follows this teenager boy, Jesse who is a victim of an internet hacker who has been blackmailing him for years.  After the hacker found some incriminating photos and videos of Jesse, he has made Jesse do things that he never wanted to do but that he thought he must do just to protect his mother and little sister.  But now, the hacker, King, wants something much, much worse and if Jesse doesn't do what he wants he will kill his little sister.

Then one day, Jesse gets an envelope with with a phone and a note: I can help.  The note it's none other than from someone that has been going through the same as Jesse and wants to help him.  At first he isn't sure about it, but then he accepts the help and together they form a plan to ruin and turn King in to the police.

We also learn that Jesse's uncle, a famous firefighter in their hometown works with King and has been abusing Jesse since he was a little kid and he is the reason that Jesse's father is not around anymore. 

This book is interesting and scary in so many ways, when I get out of the shower now I make sure my laptop is closed, no webcams around.  I know this was just a book, but can you image that there could be freaks out there that can actually do that, just seat around and look for innocent kids and manipulate them?  And these kids would then be too embarrassed to tell their parents and then will be blackmailed and will do things against their will?  Disgusting, but true.

This book actually teaches a lesson not only to teenagers but to everyone out there, let's all be careful with the internet and psychos.  

I give this book a 4 out of the 5 stars, I really liked this book, but it still scared me.

XOXO,

Nelia

Monday, February 23, 2015

Nail of the Week: Summery Pink

And how about some hot pink nails for the nice warm Florida weather?  Yes, I will have to agree :)

Loving this warm weather...here is this week's nails...







Hope you all have a great week! I'm off to relax some more...lol

XOXO,

Nelia

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Book Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer

I'm in the road and what better way to pass time than blog a little?  And I have been reading quite a bit recently and have quite a few books to review and today I am bringing you a review on a book that I'm pretty sure a lot of you have read or are dying to read, right?  Know which one yet?  Well of you course your do by the title, lol

Fairest by Marissa Meyer



The book came out in January and I don't know why I didn't read it when it first came out, my brain that's the only one I can blame.  But I picked it up last week and I devoured it in less than 2 days and loved it and now that you know that I loved it last jump to the review?

So as you all know this book tells us the story of Queen Levana and to tell you the truth I wasn't so sure I wanted to read about her, and one of the reasons was because I was afraid I was going to fall in love with her character and I didn't want that.  But I am glad I did read and got to UNDERSTAND her point of view of things but man, she is still the evil queen in my books at least.  Spoilers...I don't do lots of spoilers reviews but for this book you really have to do understand Levana, but if you don't want to know stop reading now.

We meet Queen Levana as a teenager just when her parents are killed and her older sister becomes Queen of Luna.  One thing that we find out is that her sister Channary, and Cinder's mother is not nice at all, she is mean and manipulative.  Levana is mean now but she wasn't at the beginning, now Channary, holly cow, she was pure evil.  One thing that we learn about Levana is that when she was little there was an "accident" with fire that left her burned pretty bad and since then she has to use her Luna gift, glamour so people cannot see what she truly looks like.  We also learn that she loves one of the guards but he is married to one of the most beautiful woman and they are expending a baby, but that doesn't stop Levana from loving him and she becomes obsessed with him.  When the baby is born the wife dies and Levana forces him to marry her and she adopts his baby.  Channary is the queen and she becomes pregnant with a baby, but no one knows who the father is but Channary doesn't care because she is the Queen.

Channary doesn't care about ruling and Levana takes interest about the ruling of Luna and she starts going to all the meetings with Channary and takes part of the ruling with her and sometimes even makes decisions for her as she is not present most of the time.   Channary dies from a disease and Levana becomes the temporary Queen of Luna until Princess Selene is of age 13, but that's when things start going...how should I say, more crazy on Levana's head.

Years go by and she realizes that she loves ruling Luna and that she feels that Luna has never been better and that she should be the true Queen, so she plans the death of her 3 year of niece.  I'm not going to tell you how, you will need to read it.  But that is not the only death that she plans, the book ends with another death, one that I didn't see it coming and I was pretty surprise and I shouldn't be, because it's Levana, right?

It was a short book and even though I wasn't sure I wanted to read about Levana I am so glad I got to read about her.  You got to feel a little sorry for her, understand her a little and then hate her all over again, that's what Queen Levana does to you.

And now I cannot wait to read Winter and November it's way to far away...

When I finished this book I remember turning around to my husband and saying, "What the heck?" "I need more." And he just looked at me like I was crazy lol

And off I go, time for me to drive for a while and let me hubby rest for a bit.

XOXO,

Nelia

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekend Reads: Multiples & Road Trip

Friday and Road Trip Day!!! YEAH...Doing lots of driving and lots of reading for sure tonight and the rest of this weekend.  I have a few books picked up so here are they:

Finishing up...

Entwined by Heather Dixon-loving this book



Then on to read P.S. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han-it's about time I pick this book up as I have heard nothing but good things about it



The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han-and another great trilogy that I've heard nothing but good things about it, and what better time to read than by the beach?  So I have book 1 and...



It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han-book 2



Lot's of summery books as I will be at the beach and need contemporary books.

XOXO,

Nelia

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Road Trip Packing Trips: What's In My Makeup Bag & Toiletries

Leaving in a couple days and I'm packing my makeup back and my toiletries so today I'm showing you what I am bringing with me on my road trip to Florida, let's take a look?

 
 
Here is the bag that I use for my makeup...


 it's by LancĂ´me and I've had it for years and years and it's still going strong...


the perfumes that I'm bringing...


makeup brushes...


that's all the eye makeup that I'm bringing...



 And my bronzer, blush and highlighter in a palette...



Taking a BB cream and a Foundation...


Taking this blush that I just got in my ipsy bag...


for concealers...
 waterproof mascara...


eyeliners...

eyeshadow pencil...
 for my eyebrows...


and I may have a little problem when it comes to lip products...



lipbalm...


need to keep my eyebrows trimmed...




First let's look at my toiletries:

Eye contact care...missing the case and of course the contacts...


brush and untangler...
 

Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash...


Body Lotions...

Sun Screen...

Hair Products...

Tanning Oil...

Toothpaste and Toothbrush...


Deodorant...

Here is my bag that I use for my toiletries...

closed...

And now I'm all ready to go...

 

How much to you pack when you travel? Getting excited :)

XOXO,

Nelia

OOTD: Patterns

Ah, spent last night packing and forgot to post my OOTD, but here it is, a day late but...

Patterns



 Natural Light...






Shirt: TJMaxx
Tank: Target
Jeans: F21
Boots: TJMaxx

Love this Shirt, front and back; different patterns but still love cute.  It's still wicked cold in New England but I just looked at the weather in Daytona, FL and it's going to be 78 degrees on Sunday, well I'll take that :)

One more work day and road trip...

XOXO,

Nelia