January 22, 2018

Fated Loss | Review

Title: Fated Loss 
Series: Red Rose & Black Ash #1
Author: Claudia Caren
Pages: 250 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: PaperHeart Press
Rating: ★

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Claudia Caren. 

Fated Loss tells the story of Rose Kristal. Rose Kristal is the saviour of Astella, but she doesn’t know that any more because her memory was wiped. One day at school strange things began to happen, she could control water and fire, and when she came home to her grandma and grandpa they were talking about fairies?! Rose figured out the truth and is determined to save Astella, but will she be able to save the kingdom?

First of all, I want to say: LOOK AT THE COVER!!! I really love the cover. It’s so beautiful and it was definitely one of the reasons why I accepted this ARC! 

Now let’s talk more about the book itself. Fated Loss is an interesting book. I love reading about fairies so I definitely liked the book. The story is kind of something new for me. I feel like with books about fairies, it’s always hard to be original. It’s almost always about learning your powers and defeating evil. I think that Fated Loss has some aspects that I’ve never read before so that’s definitely something good!

I do feel that the story was a bit rushed. It felt like that the author wrote the main idea of the book and added some bits and pieces, instead of a real big story. It does make the book fast-paced, but it felt like something was missing. It also seemed that everything was so easy for the characters. One minute they were doubting themselves and the next they were so confident. Rose has to defeat Queen Ash and she only has a few days to learn how to use her powers. I get that in books it’s always a little easier and faster to learn certain things, but it felt like that Rose never trained and that she still managed to defeat Queen Ash. 

I liked Fated Loss, but I think there’s still some work for the author. I hope that Claudia Caren can nail the second book because I’m looking forward to reading it!

January 19, 2018

Wish list #3

And here we are already with a third wish list! I was in a colourful mood so I searched for some colourful make-up items, book cover, …

Book
Title: The Donor
Author: Nikki Rae
Info: Goodreads

I love every book written by Nikki Rae, so I want to own all of them! I really love this cover with the girl and the blood! The Donor is such an amazing book so make sure to check it out!

Shoes
Brand: Attitude Europe
Size: 38
Price: €144.99
Website: Attitude Europe

I’ve always wanted creepers because they look so cool and I am an alternative girl so they would fit me perfectly! Unfortunately, they’re so expensive but these are one of the only pairs I found online that looked good and had decent specifications. 

Funko Pop
Fandom: Twilight
Number: 323
Website: Funko

I am a huge Twilight fan so I just have to own this Bella Funko Pop in her wedding dress. I love the wedding dress and when I’m going to marry someday, I want an inspired dress!

Make-up sponge
Brand: XoBeauty
What: Flawless Finish Sponge
Price: €10.96
Website: XoBeauty

I want to try out Shannon’s make-up sponge because it looks so good and it’s black 😏

Lipstick
Brand: Jeffree Star Cosmetics
What: Velour Liquid Lipstick
Shade: No Tea, No Shade
Price: $18
Website: Jeffree Star Cosmetics

And the last item is a Jeffree Star Cosmetics lipstick. I want to own a lot of JSC lipsticks, but definitely this shade! It looks so beautiful and metallic!

Let me know what you would buy from these products! ❤

January 17, 2018

Choker collection

I LOVE LOVE LOVE chokers. I almost wear it every day. I think it gives your look something extra and it's kinda grungy and that matches my clothing and make-up style. I've been wearing chokers even before it became a trend. The good thing about it being a trend is that you can find chokers everywhere. You can find it online, clothing stores and accessory stores. I bought most of my chokers on the AliExpress website. They are cheap and beautiful. The rest I bought in H&M, Claire's, New Look and Primark!

From AliExpress:

A tip for the AliExpress ones: they might be a little long, so you just open the ends with a pair of pliers (or any other kind) and just cut a little of the fabric. After cutting a little part, just close the ends again with a pair of pliers and you're done!

From H&M:

From Claire's:

From New Look:

From Primark:
(The choker from the picture above is burgundy-coloured)
(These 3 pictures ↑ are taken on a different day, that's why they look different)

And I got 1 choker from someone, so I don't know where she bought it:

I hope you guys liked this post and let me know which one is your favourite! 🖤