Sunday, December 29, 2013

Books I am looking forward to in 2014

Hey!
So this is a list of books I am looking forward to in the coming year, as for the first time in a long time I am currently reading a couple of different series, this means that there is a greater than normal amount of books that I am currently waiting on to read in the new year. In no order what-so-ever

Isla and the Happily ever after:
I mentioned this one earlier thinking that it came out last year (nope) anyways so it is a third in a series,(in so much as the same characters crossover the book itself is actually about a different girl each time) and I read the first and second and they were really cute and so I am looking forward to more love.

5th in the Lost Heroes Series:
I love this series and everything to do with it. I am patiently (ish) waiting for the last book, this especially excited for this novel because in Rick Riodan's last series The Percy Jackson Series the last book was my favorite it was wrapped up well and I thought it was the best story of them all, so I am hoping for an encore of good story telling in this last book.

Darkest Minds #3:
Although the title has not been release yet apparently all the three novels are suppose to add up to create a sentence (or so I've heard) which is actually really cool. I loved the first one of this book and I am currently reading the second, and if it is anything like the first I shall have to get the third -and last one- as well.

Hold me closer Necromancer #3:
I really enjoying the first book in this series and the second one was enjoyable-although less so, I shall read the third one because I find the topic and the magic interesting and I want to know how the story ends (I think this is the last one).

These are only the books I can think of wanting in the new year, I might think of some later, but these are what I am most excited for!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top ten books of 2013

Hello! So in this post I thought I would make a list of the top ten books I liked the most of 2013, mind you these are the books that I read in 2013 not necessarily the ones that came out in 2013. Also keep in mind I only read 63 books this year so that's not a whole lot of books to pick from and there are 12 books this year that were written by the same author (Rick Riodan) and it sounds silly to list him again and again so I am going to lump him into one book to represent the series of his which I have read which leaves about 50 books to choose from, so without futhur ado, let's countdown my favorite books!

10) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd -
I will not explain why I liked this book so much but I will say this, I can see why it is a classic mystery novel.

9) Shadow Blackbird
-Now this book I thought covered an interesting topic I have read about academically but never in fiction (although I am sure there are other books out there about this as well.) It takes place around spiritual photography and is set journeying WW1 in America where the Spanish influenza was sweeping the nation on one side and WW1 was killing soldiers on the other hand. I actually remember my great-grandmother telling me stories about this and how everyone couldn't meet in public and just how scary the entire thing was, which when you think about it on one hand you have fathers/sons/brothers dying in WW1 and the other the people at home dying from disease so an interest in the occult and getting in touch with the people who died far too young occurred. This novel sets itself in the heart of the influenza with our main character who talks to a ghost. I really liked this books however I gave it 4.5/5 because sometimes I thought the main character was a little too perfect. Although, what this book does well is create a mood, it really has depth and fleshes out the world that the main character is a part of. I found it extremely atmospheric, and as good books tend to do I was very interested in the subject manner after reading it and would like to read more books that tackle the interest in spiritualism/occult that occurred around this time. 

8) Lola and the Boy Next Door
-This is a romantic story and I read pretty few pure romance books (you know the kind where everyone lives to the end XD!) But oh my gosh was this adorable. I loved it, the characters were a bit "oh my goodness this could be solved with a good conversation" but at the same time it was sweet and cute and I am willing to make the excuse that  I doubt many teens are willing to be completely honest and open with their feelings to people that they are interested in. I should read more romances.

7) Nietzsche 
-This was is less about the story itself (which at times was a little bit like 'oh Nietzsche, I realize you want everyone to overcome but your love for humanity and sheer misanthropy is kind of impressive') but about the ideas that I had never encountered before and became deeply interested in, and while I doubt I could live a life that Nietzsche advocates it is still interesting and I would like to incorporate some more of this ideas in my life. It may help that while my teacher was a terrible teacher in the marks/passing/assignment part of life he was VERY interesting the teaching/learning/explaining part, if a GPA wasn't a thing I would take that class again. A couple of his quotes stick with me (both the teacher's and Nietzsche, but I am referring to my teacher here) he said "Do not let others make you feel embarrassed!If others can cause you embarrassment, they can then control you." While I do think embarrassment is an important part of our social learning (what behavior are acceptable and what behaviors are not) at the same time I really do believe that we are responsible for our own morality and that while we may be embarrassed by something it is up to each person to decide for themselves if they care and realize that the only person whose morality you have to live up to is your own, which means you have to put thought into what you believe is moral and because you have decided that is moral, you are, as Nietzsche puts it (to my understand) you are your own judge, which isn't necessary a good thing -- also I got rather off of topic. Good book, interesting ideas is what I am trying to say here. 

6) Rick Riodan - The Percy Jackson series and the spin-off The Lost Heroes 
You know sometimes I am wrong. It happens. This was one of those times. See, Percy Jackson series is aimed for kids, under "Kids 9-12" is where I found it in my bookstore. Now, I figured to myself "I am a 24 year old woman, I do not read books aimed at children, because I read much more complicated things than that" this reasoning is rather silly because it is not like I read a lot of children books to even base this reasoning off of! So needlessly to say because it is on my list that I was wrong and these books do interest me, I enjoyed them so much, they are Greek/Roman mythology done in interesting ways, I ended up reading the original myths in many cases because Riodan is clever and works in homages to the original works in most cases. And even better than that, it was just interesting. I started this year off not knowing who "Percy Jackson" was and now I have read every book that is out so far (sans the handbooks) that he is a part of! Plus I have began the Kane Chronicles (Egyptian mythology) and while I do not like it as much, I am still going to read on in the series. Plus, apparently he is working/planning to work on/hopes (?) to work on Norse mythology and I will read that too. 

5) Across the Universe Series
-Going on a similar vein this is a Young Adult novel, after realizing that I had not read very much YA novels back in the day I would be considered an Young Adult (15-18 I think is about where they are targeted to, or at least that seems to be about how old everyone is) I have been reading them with a vengeance lately. This is how I came to this science fiction series. And I have to admit of the series I have finished lately (and there is a decent number- I think- of YA series I am finished off lately the ones that come to mind are Hunger Games, Twilight, Ruby Red, Divergent, and this one) this series has the best beginning, middle, and end. At no point did I think to myself "what is the point of that" or  "that seemed to be unnecessary" or "this didn't need to be a series/this many books". Now, this may be because I do have a love for science fiction, however, even my boyfriend read it and loved it (mind you he loves sci-fi too so that might not actually prove anything). This series was so interesting, I loved how they explained things, at time the character could be a little, hot-headed but I will roll, because you know flaws and such, but my gosh did I love the technology, it was explained in a way that was both easy to understand and yet really cool and interesting, which I think is hard to do (probably, I mean I have never tried it but still, it seems like it would be.) I was really intrigued the entire time, it gave me a mystery, it gave me good technology and even a bit of a love story. Gosh, I enjoyed it all the way till the end of the third book. 

4) The Summer of my German Soilder
-This book I read a long time ago (well, 8 years actually, so that not long but still that a third of my life - but I digress) and at the time I thought it was terrible, because a certain romance I wanted had not happened how I thought it should have happened. However, on this recent reread I think I got more out of it. Firstly the main character is very well developed, every choice she makes is understandable why she would make it. In a book where the premise is about a jewish girl taking in a german POW in WW2, to answer why she would do it is very important and this books makes it not only plausible but logical. It goes deep into what her life is like and how she lives day-to-day and it even briefly and subtly touches on how jewish people were perceived by others. It is much more than a romance or a forbidden love it is more about human desires and why people do the things they do. 

3) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
-This book attempts to answer many questions, but the main question it attempts to answer has to do with identity and how human's identify themselves and what happens if you try to change your identity. It does this all while being from the point of view of a preteen native american. It has drawings which at are time funny and at others heart breaking because it reflects a reality that contradicts that idea that anybody can be "whatever they want to be" and yet that is what the main character strives to be. It is a really good book, and it covers a lot of deep issues while at the same time being something that realistic could happened.

2) The Great Gatsby
-This book was really popular this year because a film based on the book recently came out. So like many others I figured I might as well read it, join the bandwagon of people reading it before seeing the movie (which I haven't seen yet mind you...I should get on that) plus it was short and apparently an American Classic. So I read it. Wow, Fitzgerald can really write. Firstly his writing I found to be lyrical, beautiful and yet worked to tell the story. The story was interesting (which I know I have used a lot in this blog post, but they were!) I love stories that start with characters we are suppose to dislike (another notable favorite of this for me is Gone with the Wind) it is a bold choice because, at least I think that most people like to find similarities between themselves and the characters they are reading about and so when you choose characters everyone will dislike, well, usually it is for a reason. Great Gatsby looks at the jazz age with a light that is not very flattering. It focuses on self-discovery or the utter lack of doing so, it is about dreams and not giving them up even when you clearly should, it was about the wealthy and it mocks the idea of the "American Dream". This book is about so much and it cannot even though I have tried to convey what emotions this novel left me with I will inevitably come up short.

1) Black like Me
-This book shocked me. It is in the number one spot because this was a topic I knew little to nothing about, the treatment of african americans in the southern states in the 1950. It is a biography and it disgusted me. At first I was angry at the different people in the novel for being so cruel towards something this person could not change, but by the end I wasn't surprised just how ridiculously the people in this book were treated, but I was outraged, with so many no-win conditions, and the utter torrents of hate and not even the overt hate, but the subtly "you are not worthy" hate that parade itself as pity or as helping. This book made it to number one because it opened my eyes to something I did not know anything about and I was not happy with what I saw there, but one of the reasons I read is to come in contact with important things and learn about things I did not know about before. And I learned a lot in this book.  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Myths

Hello "all", (the quotation indicate while I used a greeting that indicates more than one person reads my blog this may not actually be the case- but at any rate it is nice to be optimistic!)

Anyways, so I would like to talk about my little plan I have been planning for a while. This is the idea that I would like to read more myth/culturally significant books to different cultures. Although I do not really know what it very significant in a lot of cultures this is my little list:

-Iliad
-Oddesyses
-The Three Kingdoms
-Collections of Ancient Egyptian creation myths 
-Hawaiian Myths

- So while I realize this list is rather short and probably should content more religious texts (Koran, The bible, Book of the Dead ..etc) this is just an idea that I would like to try until I put it on the back burner or get bored and try to read a lot of something else, of course this will still mean I will read exactly what I planned on reading anyways, I will just attempt to read this sometime in the future. Also, for you reading pleasure (which is kind of a pun but meh) I do want to write down the things I have read this year and the things I want to read next. I may shorted that down to my favorite reads of this year!

Monday, December 16, 2013

The book lover's survey

This is actually a youtube tag I am answering, it was created by the youtuber

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sweater Tag!

Hey, so I am currently up late and so what better time to do a tag?

1. Favourite candle scent?I really love the scent of Bath and Body Work's Vanilla Fireside, however for some reason I find I can only burn it for short times before the smell is overwhelming, so for a scent I love that is soft enough to burn for a while is  Marshmallow Fireside candle from Bath and Body works!
2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
While I do love hot chocolate in the winter I will have to go with teas, usually I gravitate towards chia tea or Earl Gray
3. What's the best fall memory you have?
Hmmm, best memory? Sometimes just before to after halloween when the days start to get colder in earnest there is that smell, that rich fall smell is the only way I can think to describe it from the cold air that reminds you that winter and colder days are coming, and while I do love summer I love that smell and I think fall might even be my second favorite season (or spring, it is a toss- up between them).
4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?
Dark lips, it's pretty hard to get those wrong!
5. Best fragrance for fall?
Chanel- Chance, I love it a heavier scent that most of my perfumes that are rather flowery, that or Lady Gaga's Fame for similar reasoning.
6. Favourite Thanksgiving food?
Turkey! And mash potatoes and Pumpkin pie!
7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
Chilly, and it can be windy at times, and at certain points it becomes actually freezing.
8. Most worn sweater?
I love sweaters, and to be honest my "sweater" I have been wearing the most lately are my sweater pants, however if we take those out because they aren't really a traditional sweater then I would have to say either my skull guess sweater,  my gray TNA sweater, or my maroon sweater from Walmart.
9. Must-have nail polish this fall?
Currently I am loving purples, I am currently wearing Pitter Patter on my nails from Butter London but before this it was Evening Seduction by China Glaze, I think.
10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
Errr- well, I am not really into football, I am more a hockey watcher kind of girl and I don't really like jumping in leaves because they are usually soggy from the rain in fall, so I suppose football because at least it is indoors and usually accompanied by snacks.
11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
Skinny Jeans, I have a nice dark pair and I like to wear them with boots (also I don't have to force them into my rainboots like my other pant legs)
12. Combat boots or Uggs?
Uhm, I haven't wore or ever felt the need to wear either of those. I would like to answer neither, although if I had to pick I think I heard uggs made slippers which are supposedly warm.
13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
If you like coffee, sure, I had the pumpkin spiced milk and I liked it, but then I like pumpkin spice, so it's an easy sell.
14. Favourite fall TV show?
Jeopardy! Mostly because I don't really watch any other  T.V. shows in real time other than Doctor Who and Game of Thrones which air in Spring.
15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
Uhm, I don't know, I can't really think of any "fall songs". So I am just going to say country songs because they are comforting.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Palettes I want to own

Hello all,
So with all this cyber monday/black friday stuff going about recently it has really got me thinking about the palettes I would like to own in the future. These are a couple palette's I have heard good things about, although not all may be accessible from Canada, but hopefully when I go down to the USA this summer I can pick up any palettes that is hard to get here.

1) Lorac Pro Palette:
This is a really beautiful palette and it has been out of stock on the sephora.ca website for a while now, although it is currently in stock I don't really have the money to buy a 70$ (that's what it would cost with shipping). But I will keep in on my radar, and maybe sephora will have a free shipping event as they have had from time- to - time.

2) Too Faced Natural Eye
This is a cute little box of natural eye, and while I have the Naked 2 it isn't super awesome for traveling, plus I am scared I am going to break it, thus I would have to have this little thing to travel with, as well as it looks really nice.

3)  Sugarpill
I really want to try sugarpill, the palettes look super pigmented although a lot of them are not in the usual colours I use which combined with the price to ship them to Canada (you will notice this pattern) I haven't bought anything yet.

4) Naked 1&3
I own the naked 2 and it is easily my go-to palette when I reach into my collection, I reach past a lot of e make up but I almost always go to this palette, I just love it, perfect for an everyday look, or for something more smoky/more dramatic, and Urban Decay has unparallelled colour pay off at least compared to others in my collection, so I really want to grab the rest of the Naked Collection -perhaps the basic as well, although I have heard there has been issues about it showing up on pale face- and me and the urban decay naked line shall ride off into the sunset of awesome makeup!

5)More Indie Brands
I would like to try more indie brands but at the same time I am not sure where to start, so maybe after I get a couple of the other palettes I might look into this more, but for now I am content with trying indies "in the future".

Anyways, those are all the palettes I want to try out! See you later! :D 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October Favorites

Hello all, this is going to be a rather small little list of things that I am currently loving in October.

1) Candles
As some of you know October usually hosts a lot of midterms, which means a lot of studying needs to be done. I suppose is it just because it makes it a bit more relaxing that I love to burn candles while studying. It gives the room a nice smell, it looks friendly and I love having them. My favorite ones are from Bath and Body Works, I have yet to get some candles for the fall (I am still using up my "bamboo" candle) but when I do I will be picking up a large candle in one of the fall scents and maybe a couple little ones in the winter scents.

2) Body Butters
I love these for when the fall months gets cold and your skin begins to get dry, I am currently using the ones from the Body Shop (it is an orange scent).

3) Tea
While this is true of any month of the year I have noticed myself drinking a lot more tea in the last couple of weeks, and as it begins getting colder in the mornings I will bring tea instead of water to class to warm me up as I learn!

4) Dark Nail Colours
I suppose this is true of fall trends but as the months gets colder the lip and nail colours seem to get deeper! I am currently loving Ox Blood by RGB, it is a deep red, I am currently wearing germanicure by OPI.

5) Long Novels
Once again like tea I enjoy novels any time of the year, however as winter (and winter break!) approaches I feel myself gravitating to longer classics such as Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas.

While I will admit that summer is my favorite season I am looking enjoying fall as we get into            Halloween and shortly following Halloween is my birthday. Plus the majority of my courses do not have a final exam, so December 4th is definitely a date I am looking forward to!

<3

Monday, September 2, 2013

School

Hello there!
So as school starts tomorrow I am getting ready for the new semester which is all science-y, social sciences so hopefully it will not be the dull-but yet still managed to be super stressful ordeal that geology was a couple of semesters ago. Rocks, I know hardly more than I did before the semester started- except that I hate them. Okay, maybe rocks aren't to blame here, but as an object that does not feel - at least so it seems- they are a very easy target. Poor rocks.

Anyways, I am here to tell you that as school starts this blog may die a little bit, what's that good reader, I hear you say "This blog is already sort of dead and you update really infrequently", yes reader, I do. But luckily since there is about three people that read this blog (including myself) I will not disappoint too many people. So yes, this is a life update, this blog may become less activity, or more maybe, procrastination is a strange beast.  Which I realize means that basically I told you "This blog may die a bit, or not, I don't know really" so yes this blog trudges on into uncertainty, sorta like me. Yes, that may have turned into a metaphor about life. So there you have it then, this update may have been sorta pointless.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Book review

Darkest Minds review
3.75/5 (yes, it is specific)

This review when somewhere I was not expecting it to go, so have fun reading as I rant about banking.

In the beginning and somewhat through the book this premise is a hard one to accept- parent's giving up their children and yet worried about the debt problem? What's the point of life- a lot of people will say their children so it is hard for me to believe that children would be so easily rounded up, yes it was said that some were hidden but this novel suggested that most of the generation had been wiped out or taken to camps. I wish that Bracken would have explained this better, it is shown that the parent's believe that their kid are getting the help that they need, but still I felt it was not enough.

However, if we accept the premise, although unrealistic, a wonderful book unfolds, it has enough action that you want to find out what happens in the next chapter. Although the bad guys in my opinion are rather black or white, there are your good guys - the main characters and her friends- and the bad guys without any sort of gray area, at times in this book it felt that anybody that was over twenty was evil and everybody under that with a few exceptions, was good. As someone who is over twenty I would like to point out that there is no on-off switch that depends on age for evil. Now, I can understand that the people that these kids are mostly involved with are going to be people that want to use the children's power for evil, however, when Bracken mentioned that the army was now being recruited I thought this would be a good time to show off the other side, the adult side of this issue. I wanted to see adults scared to death about what was happening to their children, I wanted to see adults that were worrying about their children, I wanted to see young adult confused. Instead all the agents we are introduced to have one thing in common, their love for hurting others.

One finally criticism I would like to address is the bank foreclosing and how this made little to no sense. Now this is all to my understand but when a person wants to buy a house they ask the bank if they can cover the cost of the house and they will pay the bank back with interest, the bank having enough to cover the house outright knows in the long term they will make money off the interest, so they agree to buy the house and the residents work to pay off the house for a set amount for a number of years. Now, when a residence is no longer paying for the house for whatever reason the bank decides after some amount of time to reposes the house as it is still the bank's house. This is known as foreclosing, the bank to regain the losses, or just to make more money then sell the house again to other buyers, or they sell the land to make back the money. However, in this novel the bank has forecloses on entire cities as the communities then went to live tent cities. In these cities firstly, did everybody in the town need the banks help? Secondly this would be the worst opinion for the banks to feasible take, if they foreclosed on everybody who is possibly going to buy the foreclosed houses or the land? Nobody is living in these houses so now the bank is receiving nothing for these houses in this case with no buyers it is honestly better to gain what you can as the bank has already parted with the original cost of the house. It seems like an odd thing to pick on, but it made no sense to me.

Although I have been a bit harsh on this book you will notice I did give it 3.75/5 I thought the powers were interesting they were my favorite part. The devices were interesting it was fast paced although it did slow down considerably in the second half until near the end but still I was up late reading it more than one night to find out what happened next. The ending made me both sad and with a desire to pick up Watership Down.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall Books

Hello there,
Here are the books that I am planning to buy in the Fall because they are shiny and I love them-- okay I have not read them yet but most of them are end of the series kind of things so I am pretty much going to buy them so I can read them as soon as they come out, for two reasons, one I am interested in the story and two I am a good little consumer I buy a lot of stuff. I am not sure if this is a good thing or not? Anyways enough of philosophy questions and ONTO THE BOOKS!

September 20th:
Isla and the Happily Ever After- Perkins
- This is not so much a series as novels that go together and have slightly the same characters (more cross-over than super important parts.) I loved both Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, so I will buy this one too as well as Anna and the French Kiss seeing as I read it from the library. Except for the fact it comes out next year.

October 8th:
House of Hades-Riordan
&
Emerald Green - Gier

House of Hades in the fourth in the Lost Hero series which will be five books when all is said and done.  I love this series, in fact I pretty much love every book this man writes. I am looking forward to this book I finished the last one a month ago, I want to know what happens next!

Emerald Green is the end of the series that includes Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue, it is a fun little novel that has to do with time travel which is a favorite topic of mine, overall I have enjoyed these books and would like to know how they end.

--It is also worth noting my boyfriend is leaving the country for three weeks the day before these books come out so hopefully these books will make me feel better </3.

October 15th:
Never Fade- Bracken
This is the second in what is at least a trilogy that started with the Darkest Minds, I have just finished this book and quite liked it, I am very interested to see what happens next in the series!

October 22th :
Allegiant - Roth
This is the last book in the series that started with Divergent. I am very excited to see how this series ends there is a lot of unanswered questions that need to be answered! I want to see how Roth ends this! Excitement!

Apparently October is just a happening book month! So there we are all the books I want to read in the fall! I am excited for all of them! <3

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Steam Summer Sale/Steam Stats

So, as you may or may not know it is currently the Steam Summer Sale, and since I told you what I bought last year, I figured I might as well go over what I have bought this year so far and what I have beat from last year/this year.

In my steam account I currently have 97 items, the items I bought in 2013 have been

-The Sims 3
-Civ 5 Gods and Kings expansion pack
-Orcs Must Die
-Antichamber
-Papo&Yo
-7 Grand Steps
=$66.13

or $9.45/month

In the Steam Sale I purchased

-Scibblenauts unlimited- $4.99
-And Yet it Moves,Time Gentleman, please, Amaita bundle- $7.49
-Tiny Bang Story - $2.49
=$15.45

The sale goes on for about another week and a half, I know that I will probably purchase Reus as well, and although that is the last game I am very interesting in buying I am sure there will be a couple more small purchases (I love the indie games).

Now onto the steam  games I have beaten this year (which I may or may  not been bought last year)
-Antichamber (15 hours)
-Escape from Rosecliff Island (last year Summer Sale) (7 hours)
-Little Inferno (3 hours)
-Monster Loves You (without all the endings though) ( 4 hours)
-Orcs Must Die 2 + Co-op (16 hours)
-Portal 2 + Co-op (~8 hours)
-Spore (without all endings) (9 hours)
-Stacking (~4 hours)
-Terreria (61 hours)
-To the Moon (4 hours)
-Amazing Adventures (Last year Summer Sale) (14 hours)
-Amazing Adventures: Lost Tomb (Last Year Summer Sale) (8 hours)

Overall, I played 157 hours on these games or 6.54 straight days. I did enjoyed them all though, which I am pretty happy about! These are some of my steam facts, it might have been a little boring but I hope you enjoyed!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Games!

Hello,
So seeing as this is a blog about my favorite things (albeit about my favorite things ever so often)  I have decided to post about my video games I am currently in the middle of and the ones that I am enjoying.

So I went through my Steam Library today and uninstalled games I have no interest in playing, mostly because I beat them. Keep in  mind that I can always reinstall these later if I feel like I want to replay them. These are the steam games I have beaten:

-Terreria (to the point I had all the items I wanted)
-Amazing Adventures (there are quite a few of these games)
-Typer Shark
-Escape from Rosecliff Island (although I believe it is made by the same people that make Amazing adventure, it is not called amazing adventures, so I added it here!)
-To the Moon
-Little Inferno (as I write this, I can hear the song of this game in my head.)
-Orcs must die 2 (campaign, I am still playing co-op with my boyfriend)
-Assassin Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revolutions

Games I am currently playing and loving:
-Antichamber (I am on the final level - at least I think so)
-Amazing adventures
-World of Goo
-Recettear
-Monster loves you
-Portal (replay)
-Plants vs Zombies
-Orcs must die (yes, I played the second one first, how rebellious)
-Spore

Games I want to play more:
-Civ 5
-Team Fortress 2
-Storm in a teacup
-cogs

Games that I am looking forward to starting
-Assassin creed 3
-Stacking
-Costume quest
-Walking Dead episode 2
-Wizards Pen
-Mirror's Edge
-Remember me (not out yet)
-Nancy Drew
-Prince of Persia
-Psychonauts
-Sims 3
-They Bleed Pixels (which was a xmas gift..)
-Tomb Raider (both the older ones and the newest ones)

So these are the games I am going to get to soon, probably once I finish or get bored of my current games. I also have Pokemon (white) and Leaf Green to play on my DS. Plus I will probably end up buying Super Mario 2 (or whatever the new one is.)

To make a long story short, I have a lot of games to play. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Current nails

These are my current nails, they are pretty simple as I just used tape to make the slanted shape and put glittery nail polish on top,but I think they came out pretty nice :D!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April favorites

Because why not? These are a couple of products that I am currently very amused with, I don't know that I will be amused with them forever, but for now, I love it.

1) Baby Lips in Peach Kiss. I cannot tell you how much I am loving this! The peach colour really works with the natural tone of my lips, plus like all the baby lips it smells so tasty. I am also huge into keeping my lips hydrated especially as it starts to get warmer out.

2) The beauty Blender. I do not have the "real" beauty blender, I have the beauty sponge, however it is basically just a cheaper version, but oh my gosh, where as this been all my life? I am in love with it, I get a good amount of foundation without making myself look cakey, also the point is good for covering up any problem areas my skin might be having. I still use my brushes for concealer though.

3) Elf baked blush. I am loving this colour, I think it gives my cheeks a bit colour more without being too over the top! I will probably pick up more of these the next time I do a ELF haul, although I cannot say how long that will be seeing as I just had one.

4) Benefit Sun Beam- I am loving this highlighter, I will admit this is the first highlighter I've tried, but I am really impressed with that light glow it gives me, I am not sure how well other people can see the different, but I sure can!

5) Urban Decay - Glinda Palette - The colour in this palette are so nice, I like them because almost all the colours can be an easy all over the lid colour, although I have tried a couple of looks with this. I also like that it came with a plum (rockstar) eyeliner, which really make my brown eyes a nice colour, the lip product, I liked but I didn't find it anything special. I also love that in this palette the colours can be taken out in order to put in new colours so that a person can keep the beautiful tin!

Non - Makeup

1) Game of Thrones - I realize I might be rather behind on this trend (seeing as Game of Thrones is entering into it's third season) but I recently caught myself up and now I am up to date with all the crazy stuff happening. I love all the different houses and character, and I find myself rooting for a lot of different characters, even when the characters all want vastly different things from each other.

2) Doctor Who- The new season is continuing after it's break, I am so looking forward to whatever Steven Moffat as in store for us, as well as getting ready for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!

3) Getting caught up with my own books - I have a lot of books that I have bought (from Christmas as well as just randomly) that I have no read sitting in my collection. For the time being I am trying to catch up on my to be read pile of books that I own and bought as I think I will enjoy them, I am currently reading Insurgent by Roth!

4) Orcs must die - This is video game in which the goal is simple kill all the orcs, the way in which you can do this depends on what weapons and traps you bring with you. I am trying to beat the co-op levels with my boyfriend, and we are having a lot of fun playing this together.

5) Spring - I am so happy it's here, I am going out to walk in the sun, doing things outside wearing new clothes (or at least clothes I haven't worn outside in a while), it's finally warm, and I am loving it!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Things I would like to buy

So I have been keeping this list on my computer sidebar note thing, and it has become so long that I cannot look at it properly, so I will now put it on the internet, mostly for my own good, but there you have it.

Things I want :

Books: (some of these are not actually out yet.)
Catch 22 - I feel like I should read this book, but every time I get it out of the library I forget about reading it and read another, I have gotten into this books a couple of times in past summers, only not to read it, hopefully if I own it, I will get around to reading it, that's how it works, right?

Far from the Madding Crowd - This I think sounds super interesting, I will probably get it pretty soon as classics come cheap in ebook form, but it is on the list, so it gets mentioned.

Martin Chuzzlewit- This is similar as the last book as it is a classic that I will probably pick up in ebook form for about $3. I think this book sounds really good, also I own a lot of Dickens, however I have read very little Dickens, which should probably change if I am going to buy his books.

Emerald Green- This book series is pretty good, it is amusing but not my favorite, however I am enjoying, plus I have the first two books, so I would like to finish it off, I will probably get this for my birthday as it comes out a couple weeks before my birthday, I think some time in October.

Across the Universe (bookset) -
This doesn't actually exist yet, as far as I have seen it has all been individual books, but I think that they are popular enough that they will come out with this eventually. 

Percy Jackson Series

Fight Club

The Mote in God's eye

Nail Polish :
OPI:
I would like to finish off the Skyfall collection as I have most of the colours and would like to get them all as I liked all the colours, although I might not get Moonraker, as I am not as in love with that colour.

- I have also liked a couple of colours from the OZ collection, although I am not sure what I think of the liquid sand thing yet, I am on the fence, but I suppose I can also layer on the top coat if I am really unimpressed.

- Moon Candy : I am so in love with these, I was interested in them since they first came out, but since buying one of them cheap, I am in love, plus I have been seeing these on sales as of late, which is always a good thing.

- "Summer Colour" I am looking out for a fun summer colour, I am thinking an orange or coral, not sure yet, I am hoping to know it when I see it.

Clothes:

-Wrap Skirt : I have been wanting one of these for a while, but I cannot find a good one in person, hopefully with summer around the corner (okay, I admit, it is just Spring, but it is sunny and that's good enough.) I hope more of these will go on sale.

-50 style dress: This has been on my wishlist for a couple of months as well, I found the perfect one, but after all was said and done it costs around $70, so I have been stalking it online, however I have yet to make the plunge. Soon though.

- Button up sheer shirt : I have had a couple of hopeful in this category, but  both shirts had something wrong with them, however I will keep a look out, as I really love this look!

-Shirt dress : It's spring and I love dresses!

-Jean shorts

Make up:
-Nars Deep Throat: Firstly can I say, oh my Nars, second, I have wanted to try Nars blushes for a long time, however, this might be a while in the future seeing as I just got an expensive blush (Coralista) in a sample pack (but with a surprising amount of product.)

-YSL lipstick (the colour  I want changes every time I look at them, something soft though.) I have the YSL lip stain and it is probably one of my favorite make up item I have, the formula works really well for me, and the colour is really nice as well, which leads me to beleive I will also enjoy the YSL lipsticks, however they are about $40 each, but I will probably get this pretty soon, I have been eying these for way too long. 

Other: (Yes I am still not done.)
-Magazines: I have been on a hiatus of magazine buying for a while, seeing as I have been broke as of late and these were not a necessity, but they are really fun, I would probably only pick up my two favorites (Marie Claire, and Cosmo) but if the articles suit I like to pick up a Vanity Fair, or once in a while a cleb one.

- Little Black Bag: since my friend showed me this I am very interested to try it out, anybody who knows me, knows I love my bags, and this is a site that offers free bags with the purchase of bags as well as other make up things, I really want to try this, maybe not every month, but once in a while, or more than that if it turns out pretty awesome.

-Cute jewellery from etsy (mostly necklaces): There are so many of them, I have been watching a couple of esty shops of some of my favaorite, I really love esty, and jewerlly, so it works out.

-Caller ID: This may seem out of place, and to be fair it pretty much is, however, I didn't get this put on my phone because the price was way too high for something that is mostly unneeded (it's not like I get a ton of strange calls.) But miss a call and it can be very annoying to try to find out who called, it's not a necessity but it would make my life just a tad easier.


-3DS- I really want to get the new pokemon, plus some of the new games that have came out for the DS sound really good, but mostly the pokemon.