Today I’m reviewing We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler. This review is short and not so sweet. I loathed this book. The way that Phil Needle talked in 3rd person with first AND last name🙄, the way Gwen was a whiny, rebellious kid, half of it was I like.. is this really happening or is everyone just on drugs😕? I got to the 6th chapter, skipped the rest, read the ending -which blew my mind in a not good way- and…here I am. This book was terrible. If you’d like to read more in depth about how bad this book was- be my guest to this Goodreads review. She nailed the whole thing. All I can say is what I’ve already said.👎🏻
I could have easily thrown on a black blue dress I have in my closet and been done, but I wanted to really test my remix skills because I felt like I haven’t really “tried” in a while. Summer makes me reach for all my “easy-to-style” clothes because hot, humid weather sucks. Too bad my outfit is SO cute and the book is crap, right? I feel like I got Alice in Wonderland vibes going on in all sorts of ways. Mainly because I mixed the black, white, and blue color scheme. And the scarf added just a touch of whimsy. Either way I totally love it!
I am SO that I have been reading up a STORM lately! My little bookworm self has finally blossomed to my full potential. Right now I have been seriously enjoying the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Lawd, I love me some angels. I’m on Passion. Have y’all read that series yet? SO. GOOD.😍 Keep up with me on my Goodreads! I have a little widget on my sidebar that I constantly update on what I’m reading next. Currently have 7 on my list.. oh boy🙈.
Gifted aztec print dress from Hannah
Thrifted knit cardigan and polkadot headscarf
Payless white eyelet flats
Gifted gold rings from hubby
Lip color: Milani matte lipstick “Rose Femme”
Stay kind & beautiful,
This past week I decided to hit up Walmart’s rollback on Milani’s Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick. It was $4.37 this week with the original price being $4.99, so it wasn’t that big of a difference, but just enough for me to go on a lipstick binge!! I can’t wait for the matte lip cremes to go on sale.. my poor wallet 😅.
Here I’m showing all of them swatched on the lips compared on my porcelain fair skin (on my lips and arm). I am not medium fair or light fair- I am light/porcelain fair. Like, Snow White fair. So basically I’m helping out the fairest of them all out there!! Disney puns definitely intended.
Swatched: 62 Matte Blissful
Tidbit: The first I swatched was Matte Blissful. I wasn’t too into this shade because it makes my teeth look a little yellowed, but I can deal. It was also the most drying of all the lipsticks I tried.
Conclusion: Drying, a bit patchy, color yellows my teeth
Swatched: 43 Pretty Natural
Tidbit: The color is supremely gorgeous and makes my skin lightly flushed, which I love! It was moisturizing and very flattering.
Conclusion: Moisturizing, very flattering, long wear-time
Swatched: 31 Bronze Beauty
Tidbit: I am ALL ABOUT some copper lips in the Fall, so when I came across this Bronze shade I instantly scooped it up! The color is SO pigmented and gorgeously sparkly- which is confusing since it’s also matte? I am IN LOVE with this one!
Conclusion: Beautifully pigmented/sparkly, wears about 4 hours, glitter residue lasts all day.
Swatched: 42 Rose Femme
Tidbit: The color is sooooo gorgeous! It’s more of a brownish hue than my naturally rosy lips, but I do enjoy it.
Conclusion: Moisturizing, feminine, long wear-time
Swatched: 21 Sangria
Tidbit: This color is such a beautiful berry. It’s moisturizing and instantly glams up a simple makeup look!
Conclusion: Moisturizing, a little patchy, medium wear-time.
Swatched: 71 Matte Flirty
Tidbit: I LOVED this color so much. I recently wore this to work and I found the wear time to be around 4 hours. It was drying towards the end of me wearing my first application, and it also bled outside the lips a little.
Conclusion: Moisturizing at first but a little drying after long wear-time, needs a lip-liner
Swatched: 49 Brandy Berry
Tidbit: I didn’t enjoy this color when I first bought it, and actually complained about it on Snapchat! However it is growing on me. It’s more of a Cranberry hue than I expected it to be. The shimmer also doesn’t shine through as much as it does in the copper lipstick.
Conclusion: Patchy, needs lipliner, not as sparkly as it could’ve been.
Have you tried Milani’s matte lipstick yet?! What colors (or other lip products) would you recommend? XOXO!
Stay kind & beautiful,
Is it even possible to choose the right words to describe one of the best days of your life? This August holds a great amount of some of my best days. On August 13th I met my best blogger friend, Hannah, The Outfit Repeater. On that same day I also held a butterfly in my hand and pet numerous sea creatures! On August 24th, I was approved to continue with my position as a library assistant and was scored a 3 out of 4. The entire month is chock full of my family’s birthdays. So yes, August has been amazing.
Hannah became one of my dearest online blogger friends back in 2011. She was super funny, her style was adorable, and it generally made me happy to see her hanging around the blogosphere. I knew I loved her the minute we decided to write letters to each other, digging deeper and deeper into each others’ lives. We understood each other like we were born to be sisters. Back in 2014 we made the huge jump from one whole blogging platform to a whole new realm, together. She was the first to get photos of my wedding day, y’a’ll. This girl is my bae.
For the meetup, we planned to go the the Tennessee Aquarium (which was the best idea ever) and then we randomly decided afterwards to hit up the thrift stores that we could and grab ice cream. Wanna know how I spotted her in downtown Chattanooga? She was atop a wavy bridge, blue curls blowing in the breeze, avoiding hobos at all costs. That was the first glimpse I got of her and I will never forget it. I’ll also never forget me running across the packed street to her running down the bridge stairs and hugging each other fiercely. I did break out into full blown hives as soon as I embraced her for the first time (my anxiety is REAL) but other than that it was a breeze to be around her. The feeling I kept having was I-have-missed-you-SO-much instead of this-is-the-first-time-I’m-ever-meeting-my-best-friend-and-I-should-freak-out. I dont want to give away all our snaps together, so enjoy these few for now! <3
Stay kind & beautiful,