20 Sep 2018

Underworld | Review

Title: Underworld
Author: Melissa Jennings
Pages: 122 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 10 October 2018
Rating: ★

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Melissa Jennings!

but what I did learn is that you never know who people really are.
I never wanted to find x, I wanted to find why.
I wanted to know why I was never good enough for people.

Underworld is a poetry collection about mental health, identity and the unspoken. This poetry collection has poems about anxiety, depression, difficult parental relationships, self-harm, dissociation, suicide, …

I end every night
tears tearing me open,
sewing me back together.

Underworld is the first poetry collection I read written by Melissa Jennings and I really liked. The poems were so beautiful and you can definitely tell that Melissa put their heart into this collection. I also really like that they made a content warning page because I’ve never read such a page before and I think it’s really helpful for people who don’t like to read about a certain topic.

I felt like a hostage in my own body,
depression gagging me with tears, 
and anxiety dragging me across my floor

I cannot wait to read more of Melissa’s work and here are my favourite poems:
  • Around We Go
  • How to Find x + y
  • Hear Me
  • We Suck at Goodbyes
  • This House is Not a Home
  • Lethal
  • The Thorns of the Heart
  • I Couldn’t Heart the Train Coming
  • Hades
  • Every Day is Father’s Day Because You Weren’t There
  • Cops and Robbers
  • Different Kinds of Light
  • Do You Still Burn?
  • This Sun Will Never Rise Again
  • A Rare Love Poem From Hell
  • I Will Drive My Own Hearse

18 Sep 2018

Odd Spirits | Review

Title: Odd Spirits
Author: S.T. Gibson
Pages: 71 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Eminence Publishing
Rating: ★★★★

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you S.T. Gibson!

Odd Spirits tells the story of Rhys and Moira, a magician and a witch. They’re just living their lives until strange things are happening and they don’t know why. They’re trying to figure out what’s happening, but that means that an old friend of Rhys has to help, and Moira doesn’t really like that friend…

I really liked the characters because they were so real. Rhys is bisexual and Moira is kind of scared that she isn’t enough for him because she cannot give him everything he likes and I think that this is definitely something couples struggle with. And then Rhys is jealous because Moira gets a lot of attention because she’s really sweet to everyone, and that is also something couples struggle with. I really liked that this was discussed in this novella because these are challenges every couple deals with.

Besides the characters, I really liked the story in general. It was such a quick and nice read, with an enjoyable writing style. Odd Spirits is just easy to read when you’re into something short with some romance and fantasy. I really liked the way this story ended and I also wanted to say that I’m so in love with the cover, it’s so beautiful!

Odd Spirits is definitely the perfect read for fall so make sure to grab a copy and enjoy the story!

17 Sep 2018

Magic Runes | Review

Title: Magic Runes
Series: Magic Runes #1
Author: Devyn Jayse
Pages: 113 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Devyn Jayse!

Magic Runes tells the story of Carmen Rebello, a rune witch who owns a magic store in Barcelona. When Carmen removes a spell from a bewitched woman, the SBI, Supernatural Bureau of Investigation, wants Carmen to become their consultant and want to know how she removed the spell because there are other bewitched women who died from that spell. Besides having to find the one who’s bewitching these women, Carmen is intrigued by a hot SBI agent…

Magic Runes is such an amazing book about supernatural creatures such as witches, gargoyles, shapeshifters, vampires, … I loved Supernatural Slayer, which was the first book I ever read by Devyn Jayse and it’s set in the same world as Magic Runes. I really loved that Devyn Jayse has written two series set in the same world because you get to know so much more about the characters.

I was always interested in reading more about Carmen because she was mentioned in Supernatural Slayer and she sounded so interesting. I fell in love with the character and the way Magic Runes ended was such a plot twist! I didn’t see it coming, I knew something was off, but I didn’t really know what.

I really loved Magic Runes and I cannot wait to read the second book, Magic Rifts, and fall in love with that one too!

14 Sep 2018

Two toned eye look | Tutorial

This is my first ever two toned eye look and I’m really proud of myself. I wanted to create a two toned look for such a long time and I finally did it! I’m also really proud of myself because this is the first time ever that I tried a cut crease. It’s not really a cut crease because I’m still learning, but I really like how it turned out.

I also want to say that I don’t know why but I changed the position of the make-up product and the eye. I don’t know why, but I was doing the last picture and then I noticed that something was different, lol!

1. Prime your eyelids. This is essential because you’re working with bright colours.

2. Use the purple shade in the crease as well as in the outer corner.
3. Repeat step 2 but then with the two yellow shades.
4. Cut out a part of the eyeshadow with concealer.
5. Use a gold/yellow shimmer shade on top of the concealer.
6. Repeat step 5 but then with a purple shimmer shade.
7. Use the yellow shades from step 2 on your lower lash line, and use the purple eyeshadow on the other eye.
8. Apply mascara and lashes.
9. Highlight your cheeks, nose, Cupid’s bow, inner corners, …
10. And the final step: lipstick!

I hope you guys love this look as much as I do!