22 Mar 2019

Legion inspired make-up look | Tutorial

When I first created this look, I didn’t really think of Legion by Julie Kagawa, but then I was going through my TBR and then I saw that this look would be a perfect Legion inspired look. I’m so ashamed that I still haven’t finished the Talon series because I’ve had these books on my shelf for a while, oops!

I really loved playing around with the green and blue eyeshadow as well as my coloured eyeliner. I hope you guys love this look as much as  I do!

1. Prime your eyelids and set it with a translucent powder or white eyeshadow.

2. Use the blue/greenish eyeshadow in your crease.

3. Put a bright green eyshadow in the middle of your eyelid.

4. Fill up the space with the first colour and put it on your lower lash line. Then use the bright green again in your inner corner.

5. Put a green highlighter on top of the bright green in your inner corner.

6. Make a small wing with a green eyeliner.

7. Add mascara and lashes.

8. Highlight the highest points of your face with the same green highlighter from step 5.

9. And the final step is lipstick! I went for a brown colour to draw all the attention to my eyes.

And that’s it!

20 Mar 2019

Top 5 things I'm afraid of

I usually share my top 5 favourite books or make-up products, but this time I wanted to share something more personal and real. (These fears are in a random order.)

1. Heights (Acrophobia)
I’m so afraid of heights. I try not to be as afraid of heights as I am, but sometimes I can’t help myself. I’m going to travel by plane in May and I’m really scared. I’ve never travelled by plane before, so I don’t know what to expect and it just seems so scary.

2. Seperation
I’m afraid of people rejecting me and I’m afraid of losing people. These two may sound stupid, but I’m sure that a lot of people struggle with this. It’s hard for me to face rejection, and it’s hard for me to lose people. In two years ago I lost my grandma and last December I lost my granddad. When my grandparents were in the hospital, my anxiety was so bad because I was so afraid to lose them and in the end I did.

3. Small spaces (Claustrophobia)
I’m afraid of small spaces, and I really struggle with it. I’ve been to the hospital numerous times and had to do scans and most of them were like a CT scan or a bone scan, and those are so creepy. And once I had to crawl in a dark tunnel underground with school (for fun, like what?!) and it was so scary. Even when I’m in an elevator, I get anxious because it’s so small.

4. Public speaking (Glossophobia)
I hate speaking in public or in front of a class and some days are worse than others. Some days I can manage, but some days I get so nervous that I just cannot talk or breathe. I’ve been speaking in front of a class since I was 9 years old and I still cannot do it properly. I just can’t handle it when everyone’s looking at me and listening to what I’m saying. I’m afraid of saying the wrong things even though they don’t know what my presentation is about etc.

5. Not enough time
I think it’s an anxiety thing, but I’m really afraid of not having enough time. It feels like I want to do so many things but I don’t have enough time to do all of those things in like one day or one week. I’m not sure how to explain this fear, but it’s just something I really struggle with.

What are you afraid of?

19 Mar 2019

Fleeting | Blog tour

Title: Fleeting
Series: The Nash Brothers #1
Author: Carrie Aarons
Release date: 14 March 2019

Synopsis
Presley McDaniel lives her life from moment to moment.

Making permanent decisions means obligation, and that would force her to stop being the family disappointment. Waitress, fitness instructor, dog walker … you name the hourly job and she’s probably held the position.

But when her grandmother can no longer run her book shop in Fawn Hill, a town so small it barely has its own zip code, Presley steps up to help.

The move from bustling city to green pastures may be exactly what she needs to sort out her life. But she didn’t ask for that happy ending to include a gorgeous veterinarian with an all-American smile and a penchant for snuggling puppies. The good doctor is reliable, responsible, and just the kind of man Presley has always avoided.

Love and commitment are predictable.

So why, the moment she lays eyes on him, are they all she wants?

Keaton Nash has never questioned his steady path.

His brothers may tease him about settling into his father’s passed-down role of small town veterinarian, but Keaton has never minded his rural roots. And after tragedy struck two years ago, he has a duty as the eldest Nash man to look after his family.

What he doesn’t need is the sexy, flighty stranger who shows up in town and gets his broken heart beating again. Presley McDaniel is a distraction, a red-headed temptation that is the definition of a bad idea.

He’s barely recovered from the love who left him to chase bigger dreams, and this woman is bound to do the same.

Except for the first time ever, he wants to abandon stability.

She makes him want to be reckless.

Goodreads ~ Amazon


Review
This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons and InkSlinger PR!

Fleeting is the first book in The Nash Brothers series and tells the story of Presley and Keaton.  

Fleeting is the first book I’ve read by Carrie Aarons and I really enjoyed the story. It was so well written and fast paced and I wanted to know when Presley and Keaton were going to fall for each other.

I love reading romances set in small towns because it’s always a bit more fun when there’s town gossip and everyone knows each other. I’ve read a few books like this one and I just cannot get enough of them. 

Presley and Keaton are both enjoyable characters. They’re so different yet perfect for each other. I liked that we got to know them better through the double perspective.

I cannot wait to read the other books in The Nash Brothers series and learn more about Keaton’s brothers! 

About the author 
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

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Fleeting | Review

Title: Fleeting
Series: The Nash Brothers #1
Author: Carrie Aarons
Pages: 250 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★
4.5/5*

Synopsis

Presley McDaniel lives her life from moment to moment.

Making permanent decisions means obligation, and that would force her to stop being the family disappointment. Waitress, fitness instructor, dog walker … you name the hourly job and she’s probably held the position.

But when her grandmother can no longer run her book shop in Fawn Hill, a town so small it barely has its own zip code, Presley steps up to help.

The move from bustling city to green pastures may be exactly what she needs to sort out her life. But she didn’t ask for that happy ending to include a gorgeous veterinarian with an all-American smile and a penchant for snuggling puppies. The good doctor is reliable, responsible, and just the kind of man Presley has always avoided.

Love and commitment are predictable.

So why, the moment she lays eyes on him, are they all she wants?

Keaton Nash has never questioned his steady path.

His brothers may tease him about settling into his father’s passed-down role of small town veterinarian, but Keaton has never minded his rural roots. And after tragedy struck two years ago, he has a duty as the eldest Nash man to look after his family.

What he doesn’t need is the sexy, flighty stranger who shows up in town and gets his broken heart beating again. Presley McDaniel is a distraction, a red-headed temptation that is the definition of a bad idea.

He’s barely recovered from the love who left him to chase bigger dreams, and this woman is bound to do the same.

Except for the first time ever, he wants to abandon stability.

She makes him want to be reckless.

Goodreads ~ Amazon

Review

This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons and InkSlinger PR!

Fleeting is the first book in The Nash Brothers series and tells the story of Presley and Keaton.  

Fleeting is the first book I’ve read by Carrie Aarons and I really enjoyed the story. It was so well written and fast paced and I wanted to know when Presley and Keaton were going to fall for each other.

I love reading romances set in small towns because it’s always a bit more fun when there’s town gossip and everyone knows each other. I’ve read a few books like this one and I just cannot get enough of them. 

Presley and Keaton are both enjoyable characters. They’re so different yet perfect for each other. I liked that we got to know them better through the double perspective.

I cannot wait to read the other books in The Nash Brothers series and learn more about Keaton’s brothers!