Thursday, October 30, 2014

What I've Been Watching | October 2014

This month began with my binging on some pretty random shows on Netflix. I stumbled across The Dead Files while looking for a distraction and it definitely served the purpose. The Dead Files is a paranormal investigative show where a retired New York detective and a medium both explore the same haunted places on their own and then comes together at the end of the episode to discuss their findings. It's interesting to see what she feels during her walk-through compared to what his research and discussions with the inhabitants and historians turns up. At times it definitely feels staged and overly produced but it was a great way to get in some spooky-time pre-Halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2014

October Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal & Review

 It's that time of the month again when I find a little beauty treat for myself in the mail in the form of a new Ipsy Glam Bag. This month's theme is Beauty Candy. Check out what I got in this month's bag.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Review + Giveaway | KEEP ME SAFE (Slow Burn #1) by Maya Banks

 A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister—the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cover Reveal & Excerpt | LEAVING AMARILLO (Neon Dreams #1) by Caisey Quinn

Some promises are made to be broken...
Music is my everything.
After my parents died when I was a kid, moving into my grandparents’ ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo seemed like a nightmare. Until I stumbled upon my grandfather’s shed full of instruments. My soul lives between the strings of Oz, my secondhand fiddle, and it soars when I play.
In Houston, I'm a typical college student on my way to becoming a classically trained violinist headed straight for the orchestra pit. But on the road with my band, Leaving Amarillo, I'm free.
We have one shot to make it, and I have one shot to live the life I was meant to. Leaving Amarillo got into Austin Music Fest and everything is riding on this next week. This is our moment.
There’s only one problem. I have a secret...One that could destroy everyone I care about.
His name is Gavin Garrison and he's our drummer. He's also my brother's best friend, the one who promised he'd never lay a hand on me. He’s the one person I can’t have, and yet he’s the only one I want.
One week.
One hotel room.
I don't know if I can do this.
I just know that I have to.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Style Staples: The Boyfriend Jean

If you've become a little tired of wearing the same ol' skinny jeans and want a more casual, cool-girl vibe, why not try this season's boyfriend jean trend. I just actually bought my first pair! For a long time I thought I would never be able to pull off the look because of my curvier figure, but this season there are a ton of slimmer cut boyfriend jeans on offer that have a more feminine, skinny fit. Hell, some even have a bit of stretch so that they hug your shape and don't give you a sad, droopy booty, because that's just never in style.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cris Reviews | N.Y.C. HD Trio Eye Shadow

A few weeks ago Rite Aid was having a 40% off sale on New York Color (N.Y.C.) products and I decided to pick up a little eye trio to try. I think the price came out to around $1.50 or so. I chose the trio in Central Park Plums because I thought the colors would be great for a Fall eye look and I hoped the plum crease color would make my brown eyes pop. When I saw it in the drugstore it reminded me a lot of the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Trios which I'm an enormous fan of. I expected the same level of pigmentation and smoothness but sadly, this was just not the same.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Style Staples: The Statement Tee

In the past I've vocalized how uncool I thought printed t-shirts were but this past year my opinion has definitely shifted. Although I still don't like shirts with giant printed logos or branding, I've become quite partial to statement tees, or rather, t-shirts with a slogan or message clearly printed across them. I think they pair so well with both skirts and jeans and add a casual, relaxed vibe to dressier pieces.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

September Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal & Review

Although we're already half way through October, I received my September Ipsy bag late in the month so I haven't been able to show you all what I got. I wanted to make sure I was really able to give you my opinion on the items rather than just putting up a "here's what I got" post. The September bag's theme was Street Style, which worked perfectly during Fashion Week season. Now, let's get to the goods. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Fix Cracked Eye-Shadows

The other week while getting ready for work, I accidentally upended all of the contents of my eye makeup drawer onto my bathroom floor. Yep, the whole shebang. Suffice it to say, there were some casualties, and one fatality. Three of my eye-shadows were cracked, and though I was a little pissed at having to clean everything up before leaving for work, I wasn't too fazed because luckily I know how to fix them. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway | LEARNING THE ROPES by T.J. Kline

Rule #1 - Don’t lose focus...
Barrel racer Alicia Kanani has had a long road to the top - and she’s not quite there yet. Finances have always been tight, and in the glitz and glam world of professional rodeo, that means that second best is probably the best she can hope for. With the National Finals coming up, she’s certainly not looking for a pair of cowboys to distract her.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ulta Skincare & Makeup Haul

Last week, Ulta was having a crazy sale, so I picked up a boat-load of things (though most of them were gifts for other people). My package just came in today and I couldn't wait to show you all what I picked up.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway | WHAT A WALLFLOWER WANTS by Maya Rodale

In the third novel in Maya Rodale’s charming Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger . . .

Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.

Everyone knows that she’s the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season-but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What I've Been Watching | September 2014

I know this is called 'What I've Been Watching' but since I watch A LOT of TV shows for my podcast, many of them not so great, I'm going to stick to just my monthly favorites.

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