Saturday, May 15, 2021

Five on Saturday - May 15, 2021 ~ May TBR, Mother's Day, Princess Tumbler, Palettes of the Week, and Topbox Circle Surprise

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you all had a good week! It was a pretty normalish week around here, nothing out of the ordinary for us! 


TDATD and TPH books are review e-arcs, everything else was purchased by me - this post contains affiliate links

Time to share my TBR list for May! I will always pick up a book when I see a gorgeous cover and I've collected a few lovely ones lately - these are all stunning covers and they all sort of have creepy weird vibes, which feels like a fun theme for the month! I always try and plan my reading with themes; but, honestly, I usually manage to stick to the theme for most of the month, then I grab something I'm in the mood for, which is usually different!

I always track my books on GoodReads, so if you have GoodReads and want to connect - you can find me here! I really love seeing what everyone is reading and I always find recommendations for myself from your reading lists! Here's what I'm planning on reading:
  • Unchosen by Katharyn Blair ~ Okay how stunning is this cover?! This covers an apocalypse style event where there is a curse that is spread through eye contact turns the majority of people in to flesh easting monsters. The main character's sister is the chosen one who could end the curse, but when someone tries to take her sister, she swaps places as a prisoner - sounds interesting! 
  • The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould ~ Ahhh - I'm going to say these about all the covers, but this one is so creepy and beautiful! This is set in the small town of Snakebite (think not the most inviting place) where a daughter with two ghost hunting dads teams up a with a girl in the town to help find her missing boyfriend. But, things get dark and weird really quickly as more people go missing. I've already read this and really enjoyed the story! I love ghosts and how the story and history slowly unravels and thought it was well written, and a good level of creepy! 
  • House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland ~ As gorgeous as all the covers all, this may be my favourite - I love the flowers and you just know it's going to be weird based on how lovely and creepy this is! And, seriously it got dark and creepy and I've already read this as well too and really enjoyed this! It is about three young sisters who go missing and are found a month later, but different with black eyes and white hair. Ten years later the oldest sister goes missing and the younger two go looking for her and the story about their past starts to unravel. This does get a little dark at the end, but I really liked it and thought it was beautiful and creepy! 
  • Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power ~ Okay, I'm pretty sure this artist took some inspiration from Shailene Woodley for this cover, because I think this picture looks so much like her. But, the blurb on this book said it will keep your nightmares up a night! It's about a girl who goes to a small town searching for answers and when a girl is pulled from a fire who looks identical to her, she realizes her mom left the town for a reason! 
  • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron ~ I love this beautiful cover and can't wait to dive in to this one soon. It is about a girl who has a special "unique and deadly power" where she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms with a single touch. But, she needs to learn to control it and finds that she has a talent for making tinctures and elixirs, when a nefarious group shows up looking for an immortality elixir and she will need to harness her power to protect her family and friends! 
  • Horrid by Katrina Leno ~ This is a book about this girl and her mother who moves back in to her mother's childhood home following the death of her dad. While trying to settle in to a new town, she also watching her mom spiral and uncovering secrets in the house. I've heard good things about this, and it covers themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements! 
I'm happy with the books I've already read and can't wait to read the rest! 


Last weekend was Mother's Day - it was pretty cold and rainy and snowy in Calgary for the day. But, I still had breakfast and dinner made and the boys were so sweet. Elliott really thought I wanted a flamingo and a bird feeder and his little homemade daycare gifts are too cute, and Damian knew wine and flowers are the way to my heart! 


I also got myself a little Mother's Day gift - since I've been making cold brew all the time now, I figured I needed a new tumbler for it. How adorable is this princess Aurora one that says I'd Rather Be Sleeping! I love it!


I've been slowly keeping up with my palettes of the week and trying to use all the palettes in my collection, but I've been pretty slow about it the past few weeks, just being a little unmotivated with eye makeup. So, I've used recently, the Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Berry palette (you can see how it looks here), the Wet n Wild Not A Basic Peach palette (see it in action here), the ColourPop Villains Misunderstood. Shadow Palette (also is swatched here), and the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself (you can see it swatched here as well!). 

I actually love all of these palettes, even though some are older and discontinued - I enjoy them all! 


I haven't thought about Topbox Circle much lately, so I was little surprised to see something from them show up in the mail this week - I got a Schick Intuition Advanced Moisturizing Women’s Razor with Shea Butter. I never actually tried one of these razors that don't need shave gel, so I'm excited to give it a shot and see how it works! 

I hope you all have a good weekend! 


  1. I can't over how fast some of you ladies read! Do you buy physical books still? I love the feel of a physical book, but I can't bring myself to spend the $20+ on new hardcovers so I have been on hold for some books at the library for the longest time since everyone wants to read them too!

    1. I try and spend under $20 per book - I wait for them to go on sale or use Bookoutlet and some of these are even thrifted. I do have a big shelf and like to keep copies of anything I loved or would recommend so I do collect, but they are expensive!