• Subscription Boxes

    Book of the Month #3

    This month saw my book of the month delivery to come a bit earlier than I expected. My official selection is Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich, and I made a bonus selection of Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter.


    I’m looking forward to reading these, but first I need to finish up The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood and I have a few graphic novels still to read too, Paper Girls vol 2, and Rat Queens vol 1.

  • Beauty,  Subscription Boxes

    Lip Monthly #1

    I finally, after almost two months of waiting, got my first Lip Monthly bag and I’m just not impressed. The colors of the products I received are really Meh. I can use them, they look fine on me, but there’s no wow factor.

    I’m just not impressed. The lipstick is the best of the bag, and it’s only an okay color for me. The so-called stain in the little pot is more a super soft gloss with almost no actual color. I’ll probably use it over some of my matte lipsticks to give them a little shine. The lip crayon will most likely be used on my cheeks. It’s the right shade for that at least.

    Anyway, after the disappointment of this bag, I decided to cancel now and not even try a second month. It’s something like $15 a month and that’s too much to spend on unexciting products. 

  • Beauty,  Subscription Boxes

    Ipsy Glambag #4

    ipsy glambag

    Another great Ipsy Glambag this month! I love the bag- that adorable little bat charm on the zipper pull is great and I love the lacey look they gave the bag.

    What was in the bag?

    1. Urban Decay eyeliner
    2. tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara
    3. Dermelect nail polish in Verdant (?)
    4. Marc Anthony True Professional Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter hair treatment
    5. Luna by Luna lip crayon in Elara

    The only thing I don’t love is the lip crayon, and that’s only because while it looks fine on me, its not my usual color choice. I prefer bolder shades most of the time. The eyeliner is like a dream come true- soft, smooth, and it stays put! Definitely the best eyeliner I’ve ever tried. The nail polish is a great deep green, which will be great for this fall, and even though I’ve gotten a mascara in every bag so far, its the one cosmetic I wear most often so I’m not complaining.

  • Subscription Boxes

    Book of the Month #2

    Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, plus bonus mini coloring book and colored pencils. I’m excited to start reading this one!

    In this warm debut novel, Ruth Emmie Lang teaches us about adventure and love in a beautifully written story full of nature and wonder. Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

  • Subscription Boxes

    Book of the Month #1

    I just realized today, some weeks after I received this box, that I never posted about it, so here we go!

    book of the month

    Little Fires Everywhere was my selection for the month. Little & Lion, and The Blind Assassin were add-ons. So far I’ve read all but The Blind Assassin, and I’ve been pretty pleased with the curation. I’m hoping to read the last one in the next few days, and I strongly suspect I will be pleased with it.

    There also sent me a tote bag (not pictured) that seems to be pretty sturdy and usable. I’m really enjoying this first box a lot, and I’m looking forward to the second box arriving in the next week or so.

  • Beauty,  Subscription Boxes

    TOM Box #2

    Yesterday I received my second TOM Box and it will be my last. They sent me the same candy as last time (just a different flavor), another cheap bracelet, a lip gloss of the same brand and very similar color as last month, and two other products I might use- an eyeliner and a lip product.


    I just don’t see the point of continuing to pay for this mediocre box of stuff I’m really not into so I’ve requested cancelation and this will be the end of it.

  • Beauty,  Subscription Boxes

    Ipsy Glambag #3

    Another super cute bag this month with everything on the scale of awesome. I am loving this subscription so much.

    The bag itself is nice- understated plain black with little square faux-spikes all over. A bold gold zipper and a faux-leather fringe on the zipper pull.

    Inside the bag:

    Here’s what was inside:

    • Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack
    • Medium Angled Shading Brush
    • Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey
    • Adesse New York Nail Laquer in Deception
    • Colourpop Lippie Stix in Glam Bag Matte X

    The nail color is a great medium grey with a faint green undertone. The Lippie Stix is the perfect shade of pink. I suspect the blush will give my face a sun-kissed warmth, and I’ll try the Hydro Sleeping Pack this evening.

    Definitely a win all the way across!