September 25, 2017

Running into Love | Review

Title: Running into Love
Series: Fluke My Life #1
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Pages: 224 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release date: 26th September 2017
Rating: ★

Review

This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Montlake Romance!

Running into Love tells the story of Fawn and Levi. One day Fawn is running into Levi and that’s when it all started. After running into him, Fawn couldn’t stop thinking about Levi. She goes to her apartment and guess who’s Fawn’s new neighbour? Levi! Running into Love is about two people who didn’t really think that love still existed, but when they meet, everything changes.

Running into Love is such a nice contemporary/romance read. I was struggling with another book so it was pleasant to read something light and funny. I love Fawn and Levi, they’re both such nice characters. The love between them was somewhat fast paced, but I really liked the way they are around each other.

Running into Love is the perfect read if you’re looking for something to read in one sitting and laugh all the time. I couldn’t stop reading and smiling! I really like the way Aurora Rose Reynolds wrote Running into Love. You get to know a lot about Fawn and Levi because there’s a double perspective.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading more books from Aurora Rose Reynolds!

September 22, 2017

Harry Potter Tag

I came across the Harry Potter tag while scrolling through Twitter. I'm a huge HP fan so I have to do this tag!

1. What house are you in?
Ravenclaw! This was the house I was first sorted into when I was doing an online quiz and then I did the original Pottermore quiz and I was still Ravenclaw. Then there was the new Pottermore quiz and I was still Ravenclaw! So I'm a true Ravenclaw!

2. What is your patronus?
I wish it was a panda because it's my favourite animal, but I'm a Bay Mare.

3. What is your wand?
Pottermore has given me a 101/2 inch English Oak wood and Unicorn hair core with quite bendy flexibility.

4. What would your boggart be?
Probably spiders because I'm so afraid of them.

5. What position would you play in Quidditch?
To be honest, I would probably be in the crowd screaming for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team!

6. Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born?
Probably half blood because a lot of wizards are a half blood or a muggle born these days.

7. What job would you want after to have after graduating Hogwarts?
I think I would want to be a teacher so I could stay at Hogwarts!

8. Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?
The invisibility cloak for sure! Then I can scare people or it would be handy when I would want to be alone for a while.

9. Favourite book?
Such a difficult choice. I can't choose one, I love them all!

10. Least favourite book?
Like I mentioned above, I can't pick one. I love them all!

11. Favourite film?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. I loved seeing the final battle and the fast forward to all their kids going to Hogwarts!

12. Least favourite film?
None, I love all of them equally except I loved Deathly Hallows Part 2 a little more because of certain scenes.

13. Favourite character?
Is it stupid to say that I love Harry Potter the most? I know everything is all about him but I don't know, most of the time I always love the main character. Sorry 😇

14. Least favourite/most hated character?
Umbridge for sure!!!!!!!

15. Favourite teacher at Hogwarts?
Professor Snape! He can be a dick, but deep down he's so much more!

16. Least favourite teacher at Hogwarts?
No idea. I don't always think about the teachers to be honest. Oops!

17. Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?
Nope!

18. If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?
I know everyone will pick Fred Weasley, and I know it's something tragic, but I want to go for Professor Snape. He was such a good man and we all realised it at the end...

I hope that you guys like the Harry Potter Tag and feel free to do it yourself! ⚡

September 20, 2017

Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights | Review

Brand: Nyx
Product: Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights
Price: €18.80
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

I wanted to buy this palette for such a long time because I like to play with bright eyeshadows. The Ultimate Palette comes with 16 beautiful shades. I’ll swatch them all and let you know what I think of this palette!
I really like the formula of these eyeshadows. They’re really pigmented and there are a lot of different colours. You have matt shadows and shimmer shadows. The shades are really pigmented, so I think it’s kinda obvious that there’s a lot of fallout. I don’t really mind because I can just blow it away, but I know that there are a lot of people that hate it. (On the picture: I swirled 3 times with my brush in the pan.)
I really really like this eyeshadow palette and I can say that this is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes that I own. I’ve created a lot of looks with this palette: ACOWAR inspired make-up look, Starswept inspired make-up lookThrone of Glass Dutch editions inspired make-up look and in some Halloween looks that are coming in October! Make sure to check these make-up looks out and let me know which one is your favourite! I really recommend this eyeshadow palette. It’s cheap and really pigmented. I hope that you guys love this palette as much as I do and If you’ve used it let me know what you think!

September 18, 2017

The Temptation of Adam | Review

Title: The Temptation of Adam
Author: Dave Connis
Pages: 237 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: 7th November 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Sky Pony Press!

"I, Adam Hawthrone, am a hub fineness and solidity."

But is he? The Temptation of Adam tells the story of Adam who’s addicted to porn. His mother and sister left him and his father rather reads Nicholas Sparks than talk to him. But one day he’s caught and is suspended from school. He must go to his chemistry teacher, Mr. Cratcher, and go to addiction meetings. He has a hard time believing that he’s addicted and to make him even feel worse: his sister is visiting him out of the blue and he’s falling in love with a girl he met at an addiction meeting…

"Something about her wry honesty hits me perfectly. The way she talks about her flaws. The borderline irrationally snaps at perceived slights. Her strength. This girl is poetry I’ve never heard before."

The Temptation of Adam tells the story of a bunch of teenagers who all have an addiction. The main character is Adam who doesn’t believe that he has a porn addiction. He’s forced to go to his teacher, to help him with his album, and to addiction meetings and that’s where he meets Dez. They both start to discover more about themselves and their addictions. They’re also falling in love, but don’t really want to because they think it’ll become another addiction. Besides their love troubles, Mr. Cratcher is dying of cancer so Adam and his addiction friends are trying to finish the album that Mr. Cratcher started years ago.

"We’re all born into chaos, and I don’t think it ever goes away. We just get better at learning how to find beauty in it."

The Temptation of Adam is such an eye-opener. You get to learn a lot about addictions and about people who suffer. The Temptation of Adam was a beautiful book, but also sad and depressing. I struggle with my own mental health so sometimes it was hard for me to continue reading. While reading the book, I felt sad, lonely and I cried so keep in mind that this book will give you all the feels! But I also felt happy and content. This book had so many hard truths but also so many beautiful and funny moments. I don’t know how to write a proper review because I have so many mixed feelings. The Temptation of Adam is such a good book and I highly recommend it!

September 15, 2017

Angel's Rage & Demon Cries | Cover reveal


Title: Angel’s Rage
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #5
Author: Alec John Belle
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Title: Demon Cries
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #6
Author: Alec John Belle
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Synopsis from The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles
Being a sixteen-year-old Monster Hunter sucks.

That’s what Heather Hawkins learns just days before her sixteenth birthday. After dealing with her best friend, Kristen’s, attempted suicide, the last thing Heather wants is any more drama. When the realistic dreams of Heather being haunted by a guy named Kadin begin, she learns the truth. She is a Monster Hunter, and on her birthday, she will undergo a change that will make her stronger, more powerful, and nearly invincible to Monsters. Along with having a hot new trainer named Philip, she believes that this will be a new beginning for herself.

Unfortunately, Monsters aren’t the only thing Heather needs to worry about. With someone stalking her dreams, she realizes there may be more than just Monsters in the world, and that Kadin will do anything to stop her from helping the Monster Hunters. Even if that means unleashing an entity that was locked away by his people thousands of years ago.

In this all-new paranormal young adult series, romances will be formed, evil becomes unleashed, and everyone Heather loves will soon be at risk. Because in a world where Monsters walk the earth, anything is possible. 

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September 13, 2017

Everyday eyeliner look | Tutorial

I love going wild with my make-up, but I also love wearing a simple look. I like to wear some eyeliner, winged or regular, so I decided to give you guys an everyday make-up look. If I’m in a hurry, I never wear eyeliner though. I really need to concentrate myself with the perfect wing. So this look is perfect for you if you’re either slaying the winged eyeliner or if you have time! I hope that you guys like this little tutorial as much as I liked creating it! (This is also the look for my current profile picture on my blog and my other social media!)

1. I look like crap in this picture, I know, but this was my morning face = tired + bags under my eyes! I used some concealer to hide my spots and my bags. I didn’t, set it with powder because it’s just a little concealer. I only use powder if I went crazy with my concealer. BTW, this is also the first time that I’ve started with my face and not my eyes!
2. Some blush to give my face some colour (I know, I need it because I’m pale AF!)
3. This highlight… I love it so much! Too bad that Kruidvat doesn’t sell it anymore 😢.
4. The trickiest part of this tutorial is eyeliner… I always struggle but I love eyeliner way too much. 
5. I love corner lashes and these make the look complete. They give something extra and I like it!
6. And the last step is lipstick! I really like wearing cool toned lipsticks and I decided to wear a cool toned lipstick because my blush was cool toned too!
I hope you guys like this everyday make-up look! 💜

September 11, 2017

Heart and Brain: Body Language (An Awkward Yeti Collection) | Review

Title: Heart and Brain: Body Language (An Awkward Yeti Collection)
Author: Nick Seluk
Pages: 144 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release date: 3rd October 2017
Rating: ★★

Review
This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing!
Heart and Brain: Body Language is a graphic novel about the adventures of Heart and Brain. Besides Heart and Brain, you also have Gallbladder, Muscle,Tongue, Eyes,... Heart and Brain: Body Language is about the daily struggles of life.

Heart and Brain: Body Language is such a funny and relatable graphic novel! I couldn't stop laughing while going through the comics. It's such a brilliant book and I can't help notice that it's already the third book by Andrews McMeel Publishing that I love!

Heart and Brain: Body Language is a real recommendation for those who want to read something light and funny! I cannot wait to read another Heart and Brain book!

For those interested, here are some comics I thought were really funny and relatable:

September 08, 2017

August favourites 2017

TV shows/Movies
  • La Famille Bélier
I wanted to watch the movie La Famille Bélier because Louane was playing in it and because I wanted to improve my French. La Famille Bélier is such an amazing movie, so make sure to check out my review or the trailer.
  • Game of Thrones season 7
GoT is back and I love it! I’ve been a fan since the beginning so it’s really hard to wait a whole year for a new season! I watch GoT with my boyfriend and we’re both a fan! If you haven’t watched GoT yet, I don’t think we can be friends… Just kidding! But make sure to check out the trailer of season 1!
  • Switched at Birth season 3–5
I finally watched the last 3 seasons and I’m sad. I want to watch more! Switched at Birth is such an amazing TV show, I fell in love with the characters, the story and the ASL. I hope that I’ll be able to find more TV shows like this one! If you’ve never watched Switched at Birth, make sure to check out the trailer for season 1.
Books
  • The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson
I’ve never read English poetry, but I saw the cover of The Chaos of Longing at Netgalley and I wanted to read it! I really like The Chaos of Longing and I want to read more poetry because of it. Click here to check out my review and make sure to add it on Goodreads!

  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series and wow just wow! I really can’t get enough of the ToG series, it’s so good and Sarah J. Maas is such an amazing author! I really like the Dutch editions so I’ve created an inspired make-up look! Don’t forget to check out the Throne of Glass series!
Food/Drinks
  • Coconut yogurt
I was shopping with mum in the Albert Heijn and I saw coconut yogurt and I wanted to try it out! And wow, I’m glad I did! It’s so delicious! Now I also want to try out coconut milk!
  • Sprite Zero Cranberry
I really like the taste of this soda so I wanted to mention it before I forgot about it! I’ve been drinking this a lot lately so it’s good that it has zero sugars! 😅

Music
  • Being As An Ocean – Thorns
Being As An Ocean is an independent band now and they’re releasing their new songs. Thorns is such an amazing song, but also very different. I don’t mind the different because I love Being As An Ocean and I love their creativity. I cannot wait to hear more from them! Make sure to check out Thorns!

September 07, 2017

The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles: A Dark Discovery | Review

Title: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles: A Dark Discovery
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #1–3.5
Author: Alec John Belle
Pages: 650 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: 7th September 2017
Rating: 

The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles: A Dark Discovery contains:

A Forbidden Darkness Chronicles essay

The first three books in The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles
Two short stories: 
A sneak peek of the first four chapters of Frostbite’s Fury.

An interview with Alec John Belle himself.

(You can click on every book title to read an individual review!)


Review

First of all, I want to thank Alec John Belle for giving me an ARC copy of this book! Thank you so much!


The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles
tells the story of Heather and her friends. A lot of strange things happen days before Heather’s sixteenth birthday. Her best friend, Kristen, tries to commit suicide and Heather’s having a lot of strange dreams. In her dreams, a guy named Kadin visits her and he tells her that she’s a Monster Hunter. It’s all so new for her, so she has to train. One fun thing about training: she has a hot trainer named Philip. Besides monsters, Heather is trying to figure out who Kadin is and what kind of feelings she has for Philip.

The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles
is such a good series. I got the opportunity to read all of the first three books in advance and also the essay, the short stories, the sneak peek and the interview. This series is so amazing because it’s YA/paranormal and talks about a lot of taboos. In the first three books there are some characters who identify themselves as pansexual or homosexual and there’s also a suicide attempt. These are subjects that some authors are afraid to talk about. This is one of the many reasons why I love Alec John Belle and his writing!

The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles is such an original series because you have Monster Hunters, Angels, Demons, Djinns, … I really love the characters, they’re all so unique. The story itself is so good with some plot twists that I didn’t see coming!

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book because it’s so beautiful, I really like the cover with all the elements of the first three books and the interior design is also really beautiful. If you haven’t read The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles make sure to buy this copy because it’s worth the money! 

Building Blocks of Life | Review

Title: Building Blocks of Life
Series:The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #3.5
Author: Alec John Belle
Pages: 8 pages
Version: Ebook (ARCà
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: ★★

Review

First of all, I want to thank Alec John Belle for giving me an ARC copy of this book! Thank you so much! 

Building Blocks of Life gives us another look at the relation of Heather and Kadin. We see that they've met when Heather was younger and what their relation really means.

Building Blocks of Life is a short story that you can find in The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles: A Dark Discovery.

I really like Building Blocks of Life because it gives us yet another look at Heather and Kadin's relationship and you learn a lot more about them. You get to know that they've met before, but also what it really means for them to be separated...

'Til I Rip You Apart | Review

Title: 'Til I Rip You Apart
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #1.5
Author: Alec John Belle
Pages: 10 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 

Review

First of all, I want to thank Alec John Belle for giving me an ARC copy of this book! Thank you so much!

'Til I Rip You Apart gives us another look at Philip and his mission to capture Heather and make her his Queen of Darkness.

'Til I Rip You Apart is a short story that you can find in The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles: A Dark Discovery.

I really like 'Til I Rip You Apart because you get to know Philip a lot better. When you read the first two books in The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles, you think he's a nice guy and that he's perfect for Heather, but in reality he's not. 'Til I Rip You Apart gives you the information you need when you figured out he's a total dick and... also a demon.

September 06, 2017

August wrap up 2017

In August I read a total of 8 books, I watched 147 episodes (from TV shows) and I watched 7 movies. Read further to know what I read and watched this month!

Books
Book 1 
Title: The Chaos of Longing
Author: K.Y. Robinson
Rating:
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Book 2
Title: The Heart Is Improvisational: An Anthology in Poetic Form
Author: Carol Lipszyc
Rating:

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Review
Book 3
Title: The Little Red Wolf
Author: Amélie Fléchais
Rating: 
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Review

Book 4
Title: Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman 
Author: Loryn Brantz’s
Rating: ★★★
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Review

Book 5
Title: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better
Author: Hillary Campbell
Rating: ★★★
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Review


Book 5
Title: Building Blocks of Life
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #3.5 
Author: Alec John Belle
Rating: ★★★

Book 6
Title: 'Til I Rip You Apart
Series: The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #1.5
Author: Alec John Belle
Rating: ★★★

Book 7
Title: Heart and Brain: Body Language (An Awkward Yeti Collection)  
Author: Nick Seluk
Rating: ★★★
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Book 8
Title: The Stereotypical Freaks
Series: Forever Friends Trilogy #1
Author: Howard Shapiro
Rating: ★★★
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Book 9
Title: The Hockey Saint
Series: Forever Friends Trilogy #1
Author: Howard Shapiro
Rating: ★
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Book 10
Title: Hockey Karma
Series: Forever Friends Trilogy #1
Author: Howard Shapiro
Rating: ★
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Book 11
Title: Queen of Shadows
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Rating: ★★★
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Book inspired make-up look

Book 12
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Rating: ★★★
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TV Shows 
TV show 1
Title: Shadowhunters
Season: 2
Episode: 18-20
Rating:

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Review
TV show 2
Title: Switched at Birth
Season: 3
Episode: 10-22

Season: 4
Episode: 1-20
Season: 5
Episode: 1-10
Rating:
★★
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TV show 3
Title: Pretty Little Liars
Season: 6
Episode: 10-20
Rating:
★★
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TV show 4
Title: Teen Wolf
Season: 6
Episode: 14-15
Rating:

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TV show 5
Title: Game of Thrones
Season: 7
Episode: 3-7
Rating: 
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TV show 6
Title: Chesapeake Shores
Season: 1
Episode: 5-9
Rating: ★★★
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TV show 7
Title: The Originals
Season: 1
Episode: 1-2
Rating: ★
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TV show 8
Title: Under the Dome
Season: 1
Episode: 1-5
Rating: ★
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TV show 9
Title: DC Super Hero Girls
Season 1
Episode: 1-13
Season 2
Episode: 1-25
Season 3
Episode: 1-21
Rating: ★
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Movies 
Movie 1
Title: In a Heartbeat - Animated Short Film
Rating:

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Movie 2
Title: The Present
Rating:

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Click here to watch the short movie

Movie 3
Title: La Famille Bélier
Rating: ★
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Review

Movie 4
Title: Harvest Moon
Rating: ★
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Movie 5
Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Rating:  ★
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Movie 6
Title: Flying Home
Rating:
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Movie 7
Title: Ballerina
Rating: ★
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