Friday, 12 May 2017

The Bookish Get to Know Me

(Also known as the Bookish Tag)

I haven't done a tag for such a long time ( thank you SW for tagging me)! They're usually not a type of post that I like to write, but I thought that this one would be fun and it made me feel a little nostalgic.

1. Which Book Has Been On Your Shelf The Longest?
Either the Little Prince or Pride and Prejudice... I always want to read classics but never get around to them!

 2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next?
I'm currently reading both The Whisper by Aaron Starmer(The Riverman Trilogy #2) and the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  by my previous read is The Riverman by Aaron Starmer (The Riverman Trilogy #1), and the book that I'll read next will either be The Storyteller by Aaron Starmer (The Riverman Trilogy #3), Hunted by Meagan Spooner, or The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Obviously I've been really enjoying the Riverman Trilogy Lately!

3. What book did everyone like but you hated?
I didn't hate it, but everyone seemed to love I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, and I didn't enjoy it. I tried to like it because other people seemed too, but it just didn't work for me.

4.  What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read but you probably won't?
 
Every book that I own. I always read library books first!

5. What books are you saving for retirement? 
None! Retirement is too long away for me to think about saving books for.

6.  Last page: Read it first or wait until the end? 
Definitely wait until the end! I only check the page number on the last page, and always avoid looking at the words. I would never read the ending first.
 7. Acknowledgments: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside? 
I usually don't read them, but I certainly don't have anything against them. A waste of paper is the books that have 5 random blank pages at the end!

8. Which book character would you switch places with?
No one! I wouldn't want to give up my real life. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

The Dusty Rose Edit

This spring, I've been absolutely obsessed with anything dusty rose coloured. I think that my obsession may have started with the most gorgeous long pleated skirt that I found at a thrift store a few months ago, and I've been hooked ever since. In my opinion, it's the perfect shade for spring without being too overpowering and bright, and adds a little bit of class to any look. So, I thought that I'd share some of my favourite dusty rose beauty finds!


Elf Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Not all of the shades in this palette are a dusty rose shade, but they can all work together to create a very pretty dusty rose eye look. I love the formula and pigmentation of these shades, and I think that they all look gorgeous! I love the slight shimmer that they all have, and they are all quite effective both together and by themselves.

Pure Anada Natural Lip Gloss in Icy Pink
This is the perfect dusty rose shade, and I love it's slight shimmer! I usually don't wear lip glosses, but I thought that it would be nice to try a new one for spring. I love the way that it looks on my lips, but I have to make sure that my lips are quite moisturized before I use this, or else it will cling weirdly and make my lips look ever drier.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Visual Inspiration: Spring Has Sprung

Last time I made one of these posts, you guys seemed to really enjoy it, and I had a lot of fun making it, so I thought that I'd put together another one! After having months and months of winter, it's finally starting to feel like spring here, so my picks are pretty heavily influenced by the season. I tried to keep them light, with lots of pastel colours. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

April Favourites 2017

I can't believe that April is over! I had planned to be much more active over here this month, but getting sick for a week threw those plans out the window. I'm going to try to be a lot more active in May, though, and I've got a lot of ideas!
Even though April was supposed to be spring, it still felt like winter where I live for the majority of the month. It finally seems to be warming up, though, just in time for May!


I've been drinking this almost every night before I go to bed this month, and I absolutely love it! It's a nice caffeine-free alternative to the classic orange pekoe, and has an almost floral taste mixed in with the vanilla.


This is perfect for spring, when I'm trading in my heavier body butters and lotions for something a little lighter but still moisturizing. I love this body lotions light scent, and how it feels super lightweight on my skin but still helps to moisturize it.