WHAT I AM READING NEXT πŸ“š

…drum roll please…. dun dun dun….I am going to read… Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland. 

I got this for my mum for her birthday but I’ve been eager to read it myself for ages. Did I slyly just buy it for myself for “for her” . Sorry Mum! πŸ™ŒπŸ» 

   

Excuse the messy bookshelf, I had to cram a lot of stuff on it while I am home for summer. (There are still like 8 boxes of books downstairs aswell πŸ˜‚) 

 

What are you currently reading? /reading next? ✨

More Lime Crime πŸ’„βœ¨

Yay! I got two more Lime Crime lipsticks. ✨ This time I went for Suedeberry and Red  Velvet.

  YAAAASSS MULTIPLE SHADES OF RED!! 

 


You seriously cannot get enough of reds. I legit have like 20 shades of red and honestly they are allllll different. 

 
Suedeberry is the top swatch and Red Velvet is the bottom one. I love the orange tinge to it. Love love love. πŸ’„βœ¨

  • Are you a red lip lover? 
  • What’s your favourite brand of red? 
  • What’s your favourite shade of red? 

B-O-O-K-S ✨

Treat ya self Thursday 😏

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes 

The girl who wouldn’t die – hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist.

In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras, leaving anachronistic clues on their bodies, until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and turns the hunt around. 

                           Amazon – Β£2.29 


 

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt 

Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin’s murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child’s game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.

                            Amazon- Β£2.81 


 
I love Edger Allan Poe and couldn’t resist this beauty!  

                           Amazon – Β£16.99 

3000 + followers…

Over the last academic year, I have dedicated a lot of my time to my final year at university because I knew that if I didn’t give it my all and failed I would be extremely disappointed at myself. Β That being said, I have missed blogging frequently and interacting with you guys.Β Β 

Sorry for abandoning my blogΒ and thank you for sticking around to read this.Β 

 

L9KlL.gif

This blog means soo much to me, its my little place on the internet that allows me to truly be myself and speak freely about topics that I adore. This is also an excellent place for an introvert like me to passionately display my fandoms and interests…while meeting others who feel the same.

I have some how accumulated 3000+ followers while sporadically posting so thank you!!! Β 

as

Thank you for every comment, every like, every follow and every ping back. I cannot express how much they mean to me but THANK YOU. Thank you for making me feel included in this community and thank you for motivating me to blog.

Festival look ✨❣️ πŸŒˆπŸ­πŸΎ

Hey y’all… 

I am going to Reading Festival soon and super eager to cover myself in glitter, wear space buns (all day- everyday!)  and wear super cute clothes!! 

I currently have permanent eyelashes in so my life is so much easier with make up because I don’t have to worry about eyeliner, lashes or massacra. 

I think while at a festival you don’t want to worry about loads of contour etc so I kept my face makeup simple and focused more on my eyeshadow and glitter. Glitter just makes my life better. 

 

I want to try so many more glitter looks…come on inspire me by tagging me in your looks or commenting ideas below. I adore space buns but thought I’d also try bun pigtails in the first photo. 

I would also normally wear a lipstick with this look but before this I packed all my uni room away and put my box of lipsticks somewhere. A good red or nude would do here…and hair glitter ✨

  • What do you think of this look?
  • Should I try something more extreme?  
  • (P.s I’m wearing a crop top πŸ˜‚) 

When in Barcelona…

On the 13th of June I returned to the U.K after travelling Europe for five weeks. To mark the end of our journey my flatmate and I decided to get tattoos. ✨ 

   

 

 
I decided to get a globe because I was truly touched by the experience of travel. I feel inspired to explore more countries, cultures and who I am as a person. 

This is my fourth tattoo and I am addicted (below are two of my other tattoos) ❣️✨

I’ve fallen in love…Β 

     

                        Look at them…..

 

I AM SERIOUSLY FANGIRLING RIGHT NOW…..AHHHHHHHH SBDNDJBDJDJDJDHDND

62 out of 100 reading challenge.

**Due to working full time over summer, I have decreased my reading challenge from 115 to 100, just because I really want to complete this challenge. If I reach 100 before the year is over, I will put it up to 115 again. **

  1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  2. As I lay Dying by William Faulkner
  3. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwab
  6. Grief Is Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabovok
  8. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (read again)
  9. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (read again)
  10. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (read again)
  11. Girl on Tour by Zoe Sugg
  12. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (read again)
  13. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  14. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  15. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  16. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher (read again, I love it!)
  17. Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr (read again)
  18. Ripples of Hope by Josh Gottheimer
  19. City of Bones by Cassandra Claire
  20. The Lovely Bones (read again)
  21. The Pictures of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  22. Tender is the Night by F.Scott Fitzergald
  23. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  24. The Jugle by Upton Sinclair
  25. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  26. The return of the King by J.R.R Tolkien
  27. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  28. Room by Emma Donoghue
  29. Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  30. Lucky by Professor Green (finally finished it, left it at home 😭)
  31. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
  32. After You by Jo Jo Moyes
  33. Where she Went by Gayle Forman (read it again)
  34. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  35. The bees by Carol Anne Duffy
  36. Sylvia Plath: poems selected by Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath
  37. A Book Addict’s Treasury by Julie Rugg
  38. The Widow by Fiona Barton
  39. The Cambrige introduction to F.Scott Fitzgerald by Kirk Curnutt
  40. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read again)
  41. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  42. F.Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction by Brian Way
  43. Reason to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
  44. Writing Essays: A Guide for students by Richard Marggraf
  45. One with You by Sylvia Day
  46. **** the Anatomy of Melancholy by Mattew Selwyn
  47. Middlemarch by George Elliot
  48. The Diver’s Seat by Muriel Spark
  49. Gone by T.J.Brearton
  50. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  51. Monster by Allan Hall
  52. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L.Armentrout
  53. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M.Barrie
  54. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (read again)
  55. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin
  56. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  57. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  58. Matilda by Roald Dahl (read again)
  59. Falling Man by Don DeLillo
  60. The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
  61. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  62. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  63. Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding

63 out of 100 – 63% of my ‘Goodreads’ reading challenge. Β 

Aug’16 wrap up πŸ’š

So at the beginning of August I put this picture up as my August TBR. 

 
I read 3/4 of these, while working 40 hours a week at my job.  

Matilda description  ~ 

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Even before she is five years old, she has read Dickens and Hemingway and still her parents think of her as a pest. So she decides to get back at them. Her platinum-haired mother and car salesman father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then the child prodigy discovers she has an extraordinary magic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.

The Things They Carried description ~ 

The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.

 The Wind in the Willows description~

The Wind in the Willows is a children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley. In 1908 Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Cookham, Berkshire, where he had been brought up and spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book doβ€”namely, as one of the phrases from the book says, “simply messing about in boats”β€”and wrote down the bed-time stories he had been telling his son Alistair.

Falling Man description~

Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people. 

There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people. 

First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he’d always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his estranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes. 

These are lives choreographed by loss, grief, and the enormous force of historyBrave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. It is cathartic, beautiful, heartbreaking.


But aforementioned, I only read 3 out of 4 of the books I assignment myself in August. 

 

  • I read ‘The Cursed Child’ again in August. I am still in awe of the magic !🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟5/5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • The Things They Carried’ was incredible, very touching. 🌟🌟🌟🌟4/5 stars🌟🌟🌟🌟


  • Matildaas always was wonderful, amazing to reconnect to my childhood through this book!  πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ5/5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 


  • ‘Falling Man’ was another really insightful read.  πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ3/3 stars🌟🌟🌟