Friday, May 13, 2022

Five on Friday - May 13, 2022 ~ Happy 8 Year Blogiversary + Giveaway, Mother's Day, The Bad Guys, Allbirds Tree Pipers, and Thrifted Finds

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a great week! It's Friday the 13th - hope you're not superstitious! 

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Yesterday was my blog's 8th Blogiversary - woo hoo, who knew I've been keeping up this lovely hobby for so long! Every year I've done a giveaway for this day and this year is no different (no full blog post and giveaway) - instead of makeup this year, I'm just giving away a few of the @blinddatewithabookyyc books that I'm making! Usually I only offer local pickup, but I will ship three of these out of your choosing, so make sure to enter on my instagram @reneeclemetine

Monday, May 9, 2022

Manicure Monday - Holographic Main Squeeze Nails

Happy Mani Monday everyone - hope you had a great weekend! 

Manicure Monday - Holographic Main Squeeze Nails
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My weekend was a little busy and I have to work a double-shift today (as this goes up), so I needed an early bed time and a quick mani! 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Five on Friday - May 6, 2022 ~ April Declutter, Reitman's Clothing Haul, Heartstopper, Very Good Butcher Plant Meat Haul, and Teva Sandals!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! You guys, I've been sucked in to the J.D. trial all week and can we believe what is happening in the US with the abortion laws being overturned as well?! It's a lot! 

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I just rounded up a few products that I'm decluttering from the last month - the brushes are both good, they are just redundant in my collection (and too short to store well), the Milk Blush isn't well pigmented and the Skoah retinol, Volition serum, and Guerlain night cream were all getting old. The Clinique cleansing balm was hurting my eyes and the Pixi products both weren't great (you can see my thoughts on them here!)

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

ColourPop Darth Vader Pressed Powder Shadow - Swatches, Looks and Thoughts

May the Fourth be with you - Happy Star Wars Day! You guys, I have had the craziest eyelid issues for the past couple of months and I have not been able to do any eye looks, so I was so excited everything has cleared up, and I could use this palette and get my thoughts up for today! 

ColourPop Darth Vader Pressed Powder Shadow - Swatches, Looks and Thoughts
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Naturally, I'm slower at getting my thoughts up, and ColourPop pumps out the releases, so they actually have an all new Star Wars collection being released today! But, I still want to get my thoughts up on this palette! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Monthly Reading Wrap-up - April 2022

This year I thought I would share a little more of all my books and I thought the best way to do that would be if I wrapped up my reads of each month, so I can share mini reviews on all the books I've gone through! 

It could be a big range from 2 to 10 books depending on how much I read, but I figure I can share a little synopsis and quick thoughts on each book. I will still be doing more in depth reviews on books that really capture me! 

Monthly Reading Wrap-up - April 2022
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So, in April I read 10 books - a mix of genres from a middle grade graphic novel to non-fiction true crime books. I love most genres, and I really want to keep my reads diversified this year! I think I have been doing a great job of that so far. Also, what was great about this month was the mix of old and new books I read was about a 50/50 split! I read these mostly via audiobook (6 of the 10, 3 physical books and 1 e-book on my phone).