Friday, October 25, 2013

Divergent Trilogy Review

      The Divergent Trilogy takes place in a Dystopian version of Chicago. In this version of Chicago, everyone is divided into what they call factions. These factions classify what type of personality you have. There are 5 factions and the faction less. The faction less are similar to homeless. The five factions are Candor, Dauntless, Abnegation, Amity and Erudite. Each faction have its own ideals and values. The Abnegation value selflessness, Candor value honesty, Dauntless value bravery, Amity value peace, and Erudite value knowledge. Every person gets to choose their faction. At the age of 16 every person takes aptitude test, this is to see which faction you would be best suited for. However, it is not mandatory to choose the faction that your aptitude test says you are be best suited for.
     Beatrice Prior was born into a Abnegation family, but consistently struggles with being selfless. When she takes the aptitude test she receives results that are startling. Her results give her 3 factions that she is suitable for. This is because she is Divergent. Beatrice had never heard of Divergent. This is because being Divergent is not only rare, but extremely dangerous. At the choosing ceremony, Beatrice chooses to leave her birth faction to join Dauntless. Beatrice not only leaves her faction behind, but also her name. She changes her name to Tris. During the initiation training period, Tris meets and begins dating one of the trainers, Four. 
     Throughout the trilogy, Tris, Four, and many of their friends fight to save the city from destruction multiple times, they discover the truth about Divergents, whats outside their city and so much more than they ever expected to learn. They shared this truth with the city, which eventually led to the city to become a metropolis where the citizens are free to come and go as they wish. 
     I rated this series a 5 of 5 stars. It is written incredibly well. The world building is phenomenal. Character development was amazing. I definitely recommend the series.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Fortune Cookie Soap Box

     This season's Fortune Cookie Soap box actually came about a week and a half ago, but I have been suffering from some sort of cold and was really not up to doing much. Anyways, in this season's box came: 
  • "Pick of The Patch" Personal Space
  • "<Insert Cookie Cutter Name Here>" Bath Oil
  • "You're Insecure, Donut What for..." #fall Milk Bath
  • "I Yam What I Yam" Said the Marshmallow" Whipped Cream
  • Leeeaaf Piiiile!!" Bath Fizzy
  • "Cranberry + Apple = FTW" Wax Tart
  • "Autumn Daze" Fortune Cookie Soap
  • "Indian Summer" OCD Handsanitizer

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

Title: Revenge Of The Witch
Series: The Last Apprentice
Author: Joseph Delaney
Rating: 2/5 Stars
     Revenge of the Witch is about a Thomas Ward's journey to become a Spook's apprentice. A spook is someone in the profession of ridding the county of evil entities. To become a Spook one must be the seventh son of a seventh son. Which is important, for reasons I have yet to figure out. Maybe I missed it while readying? Anyway, Tom is given a trial period to for the current Spook to test him to see if he is up to the task of being a Spook. During this trial period Tom begins training, one of the Spook's rules is to stay away from girls, specificly girls with pointy shoes. Well, this is one rule that Tom breaks and it gets him to to quite a bit of trouble...
     I did end up liking to book but I still only rated the book 2 stars due to how long it took to really get into the thick of things. The first 3/4 of the book is pretty dull. However, after reading the second one I found that the detail Delaney put into describing each character's personality during the first 3/4, really made understanding of characters thought process much more enjoyable. Specifically, Alice (the girl with the pointy shoes), Alice's character development was really interesting because you get to see ( umm, read) her struggle with good and evil, and deciding whether or not she is going to go against her witch aunt. 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August IPSY

     I received my August IPSY bag today. This month they went with a Glamour Academy theme, which is very fitting since this month everyone is returning to school. As usual the products came in a cute little pouch, this month's pouch is a pretty purple with gold IPSY Glamour Academy crescent on it.
 Inside the bag:
  • Pacifica ALIGHT Multi-Mineral BB Cream all-in-one with shade matching technology. This looks a little too dark when I squirted a little out but when i put it on my hand to check it matched my skin tone perfectly, and left a shimmery finish.
  •  Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial scrub.
  •  Noya Vanilla Lip Balm. This feels great on the lips but the smell of vanilla is a little to strong for my liking.
  •  Pixi Lash Booster Mascara. This is the cutest little tube of mascara.
  •  Nailtini nail varnish in Mai Tai (Lacquer 107). Pretty coral color.

     I will post a review next month with my open box. Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! Check it out here:

Saturday, August 10, 2013


     I have decided to start doing open box and reviews for my ipsy subscription. Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription box that sends you 4-5 beauty related products for jsut $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! Check it out here:   
     Stay tuned for my August open box coming soon!!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Its a Love Affair and a Bath & Body Works Mini Haul

     Lately I have been developing a love affair with beauty products. Everything from make up to perfume to hair products to nail varnish. It is getting a little bit crazy. In the last 2 months my beauty related collections have grown IMMENSELY. Anyway. Today (by the time your reading this it will be yesterday) I went to the mall to see if I could find my favorite perfume (Live by JLO) at Purfumania, only to find that Purfumania isn't in our mall any more. This is awful because that's the only store I have been able to find it at. In my distress I stopped at Bath & Body Works to ease my pain with a little retail therapy. I discovered they were having a sale so I picked up 4 perfumes, 1 lotion, and one body wash.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bath Time Cutie Layout

Today I did some scrapbooking. I found a really cute sheet of bath time patterned paper by The Paper Studio in my collection and decided to use that with two photos of my eldest son in the bath.

Supply List:
Paper- The Paper Studio
Stickers- Sticko Stickers by EK Success
Adhesive- Elmer Glue stick, Glue Dots
Tools- Le Pen journaling pen in blue, X-Acto knife

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