Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Favorites!

Confessions time: 

I spend FAR too much time on youtube! Beauty videos, plan with me's, book hauls! I love them all! Some of my favorite videos though are favorite videos and since I do not have the capabilities to make videos I thought I'd start blogging them instead! 

So here are some of my favorite things I've used, discovered and loved this month! 

First off beauty! 

I've been using this beauty blender almost all month and I LOVE IT! You use it damp and apply your foundation with it. I use half the product I normally would with a brush and it lasts all day! 

I've been in love with this nail polish this month! It's called "Virgin Snow" and its the perfect color for winter! I'm such a nail polish snob, I only use essie because its the only kind that lasts on my nails and this new color doesn't disappoint! 

My sister put this in my Christmas stocking this year and I've used it everyday since December 25th! I have so many lotions from bath and body works that I never remember/have time to put on. This makes it so easy because I just leave it in the shower and put it on before I dry off. Not only is it super easy but it works! Keeps my skin feeling really soft and moisturized throughout the day! 

Next up: TV Shows! 

Arrow!!!!! Arrow, Arrow, Arrow! I can't even put into words how much I adore this show, it's characters and it's storylines. Arrow is thee online show I watch live (I hate commercials) because I'm deathly afraid of spoilers! 

A close second is of course, The Flash! Barry Allen is my dream guy! Those eyes! That hair! His slightly geeky yet still VERY attractive personality. I could go on forever! 

Speaking of cute guys and irresistible smiles, I had to throw in The Bachelor. While it isn't my all time favorite, I can't help but watch it! It's the perfect show to watch after a long Monday full of stress. Because lets me honest, the drama on that show makes your appreciate your normal, dramaless life! 

And of course an honorable mention has to go to Pretty Little Liars, because, well because I said so! 

I haven't watched many, if any movies this month so I'm just going to say that The Force Awakens was SO GOOD that it's a roll over favorite from December! 


I listen to SO MUCH music each month but this month is was really easy for me to pick my top 3 songs! 

The Summer Set has a new album coming out in April and they recently released a new single "Figure Me Out". I am addicted to this song! If you're a 90's kid who grew up listening to Blink and Simple Plan then you will LOVE this song! 

On to one of the weirdest songs I've ever listened to. Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out" is so strange it's good and I find it impossible to switch stations when I hear it on the radio. 

And last but not least in the music category, Mr. Brantley Gilbert! His new single "Stone Cold Sober" is amazing! Every time it comes on the radio I HAVE to blast it as loud as humanly possible and scream the lyrics at the top of my lungs!

On to books!

I finished listening to Colleen Hoovers 'Slammed' earlier this month and I really enjoyed it. And by that I mean I found myself sobbing my eyes out at 3AM in the morning cursing Colleen's name. Either way, 5 stars! Especially the audio book! I really think I enjoyed it more than I would've had I just read the book.

Again with 'the books the brought me to tears'. Nicholas Sparks KILLS ME and while most of his books are 'boy and girl fall in love and then one tragically DIES' this book is more along the lines of his previous book "Safe Haven" which has more mystery than heartache. Definitely one of my favorites of his! 

Last but NOT least! 

I finished listening to the last book in the Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins! Again (what is WRONG with me?) I bawled like a baby at the end of this book! Such a good trilogy and I can't wait to read more from Wendy! 

And that's all for my January Favorites! 

Hope you liked it and feel free to leave your favorites for the month in the comment section so I can check that all out! 

Until next time, 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

(Not so) Patiently Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

Here is my selection for the week:

Taken from Amazon:

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they've always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.
Mare Barrow's blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Release date is February 9th 2016

I've pretty much been counting down the days until I could get my hands on this book since I finished the first book in the series (The Red Queen). I am such a giant fan of Victoria's writing and her story and her characters that I honestly don't know how I'm going to deal once I finish Glass Sword and have to, yet again, wait 12+ months for more. 

If you haven't read the previous book I HIGHLY  recommend it and I will definitely be picking this up the day it comes out! 

Feel free to leave a link to your WOW below so  I can check it out! 

Until next time, 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My 2016 Resolutions (In GIF's)

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish where each week there is a new topic for a top ten list. 

This week is "Top Ten Resolutions For 2016"

1. I NEED to finish the Immortal Instruments series ASAP! The tv show debuts in a week and I'm still... Three books behind... 

2. Speaking of reading books I've had for years but still haven't read... My TBR shelf has turned into a TBR bookcase. I need to read the books I have before getting more.

3.No not really! But I'm sure as hell going to try to read twice as fast. Thus cutting my TBR in half while being able to buy all the pretty new books! *Side note a brand new used bookstore just opened up a block from where I work (If I ever go missing, you know where to find me!)*

4. I need, need, NEED to review books right after I read them. I fell so far behind this past year that there's no way I can remember enough about the books I read to review them. It's like I sit down to write a review about a book I read 7 days ago and I can't remember the main characters name let alone the plot lines. 

5. I want to request some physical arcs. I've been blogging for a year and a half and I need to work up the nerve to send out some emails. It shouldn't be this hard and yet I hide behind NG and EW. 

6. I need to re-read some old favorites- and not feel bad about it! There are so many great books coming out this year and there isn't enough time to read all of them but there are still some old favorites that I'd like to pick up again without feeling guilty about all my new 2016 books watching me read a book I've already read 5 times. 

7. I want to start writing. Everyday. Whether it's in a journal or working on my book. I always feel better when I'm writing, even just posting this is like stretching a muscle. Hopefully I can block out a little time each day to write. 

8. I need to read AND comment on other blogs! I get so caught up binge reading others blog posts that I never leave a comment. Some of my favorite bloggers don't even know who I am. I need to be better about saying 'Hi' and reaching out to other people in the community. 

9. Same on twitter. I spend WAY to much time on twitter and yet I don't talk to/have a ton of friends. I hate 'butting' into conversations even if it's something I'm interested in talking about (books, tv shows, Star Wars, Ryan Gosling). I always feel super awkward jumping in like...

10. And last but not least is a resolution I've already started working on. Planning/Blogging ahead! I'm actually writing this on December 21st. (Hello from the past!) I love blogging and I love having a couple posts go up a week but I'm awful about 'being in the mood' to blog. I can go days without feeling like blogging but if I can plan ahead and do a couple posts each day I feel like blogging then I won't fall so far behind. 

So please leave a comment below with your TTT so I can leave an awkward comment on your blog and secretly stalk you on twitter! 


But really, let me know what your blogging resolutions are and I hope you all had a great New Year! 

Until next time,