Monday, May 8, 2017

Reading when You're Broke (KEERT)

Getting that extra cash for books can be a struggle. If you keep up with most of the book community, it can be a bit depressing to see everyone reading all the books you wish you could afford. Reading can be expensive. I’ve learned some ways to do what I love without having to spend. Here are some ways to read when you’re broke!

Library
If you don’t have a library card, go get one right now. Yes they might not always have what you want and sometimes you have to wait for someone to return the book you want. But, at most libraries, you can request a book. If they don’t have any copies, they’ll have another library ship it to them. Most libraries have networks. Most libraries also have an online e-book/audiobook service like Overdrive! If you have a smartphone, you can download the book or read it in your browser. You can do the same thing on a computer. Libraries are the best tool for reading when you’re broke.

Goodwill
Yes, you can find great books at stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army. I’ve dropped off books at Goodwill myself. Please leave these donated books for people who really can’t afford them another way unless that’s you!

BookOutlet.com
BookOutlet.com has the best deals. All of the books are new unless they’re specifically labeled as not and the normal price range is around $2-$5 per book. They’re rarely more than $5. They also update regularly! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just keep checking back.

Book Depository
Book Depository has almost every book you can think of including new releases, international editions, and more. Plus, free shipping worldwide. Sometimes it’s difficult to find a reasonably priced book, and even if you do, the price will be outrageous.

These are my preferred methods and I hope they help! Reading is such a wonderful thing and it shouldn’t be limited to only those who can afford hard copies. Thanks for reading!

Love,
Keert  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

OOTW: 4/24 - 4/28 (NEENA)

Today I have OOTW for last week which was the last week of April. It definitely wasn’t as hot last week as it is this week. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, 4/24/17:
I wore my hair down. My white v-neck shirt is from VS Pink. My green/gray gingham check shirt is from Target. My jeans are from Forever 21. My black combat boots are from Steve Madden.

Tuesday, 4/25/17:
I wore my hair down. My graphic tiger tee is from American Eagle. My black leather jacket is from Free People. My jeans are from Forever 21 and for shoes I wore my black Converse.

Wednesday, 4/26/17:
I wore my hair in a high ponytail. My “NO 1 New York Boutique” top is from River Island. My jeans are from Joe’s Jeans and for shoes I wore my white Converse.

Thursday, 4/27/16:
I wore my hair down. My yellow tie front top is from Forever 21. My leather jeans are from Urban Planet. For shoes I wore my black combat boots.

Friday, 4/28/17:
I wore my hair down. My black tank top is from VS Pink. My flannel is from Target. My jeans are from Forever 21 and for shoes I wore my white tennis shoes.

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Neena

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Huge PO Box Haul: Smashbox, Tarte, & More (RUBY)

Today I have a PO Box haul for you guys! I have stuff from Benefit, PUR Cosmetics, and more. Let’s get into it!

Benefit:

PUR:

Hourglass:

Tarte:

Smashbox:

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Ruby

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Weekly Wrap-up: April 9-15 (KEERT)

Today I have my weekly wrap-up for the week of April 9 to April 15. I finished 3 books this week. One of them was a reread for me. I started reading 3 more so I would say I feel very accomplished. I also got one blog post up. Let’s get into it!

Finished Books:
  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: I gave it 5 stars. It made me want to take a road trip.
  • Can You Get an F in Lunch by Nancy Krulik: This was the book I reread. I gave this 4 stars when I read it for the first time and now it’s still 4 stars.
  • She’s so Dead to Us by Kieran Scott: I gave this book 4 stars. There were a few problems with it but I really liked the book.

Currently Reading:
  • Heartless by Sara Shepard: This is the 7th book in the Pretty Little Liars series. I really love Pretty Little Liars. Both the show and the books. I’m really loving this book so far. I’m 14% into the book.
  • Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven: I’m reading the ebook version of this book. So far I’m only 6% into the book so I don’t know what I think of it yet.
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass: This book is the 4th book in The Selection series. I’m barely into this book but I enjoyed the first 3 so I know I’ll probably enjoy this one too.

Blog Posts:

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Keert

Friday, April 14, 2017

Huge Sephora Haul (NEENA)

Today I have my New at the Drugstore haul for April. I kinda went a bit crazy. I bought a lot of stuff. Mostly makeup but there is also hair, skincare and other stuff, too. Let’s get into!

Makeup:

Skincare:

Bath & Body:

Hair:

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Neena

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OOTW: BOTC Week 2017 (RUBY)

Today I have my OOTW for BOTC. BOTC was last Friday. BOTC stands for “Battle of the Classes”. BOTC is where the seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshman compete against each other in different events like crab soccer. Our class, the Juniors, won this year. The whole week was spirit week. Neena and I participated everyday. This post will be about what I wore on each day.

Maui Monday:
I wore my hair down straightened. My floral maxi skirt is from Element Eden. My peach colored top is from Necessary Clothing. My sandals are from Payless.

Twin Tuesday:
I twinned with Neena. I wore my hair in a high ponytail. My white v-neck is from VS Pink. My jeans are from American Eagle. My black leather jacket is from Zara. My earrings are from Urban Planet. My black booties are from Forever 21.

Woke Up Like This Wednesday:
I wore my hair in a high ponytail. My black tank top is from VS Pink. My black leggings are from Macy’s. My black “Chill Out” hoodie is from Walmart and for shoes I wore my Uggs.

Grease Thursday:
I wore my hair down in curls. My black off-the-shoulder top is from Zara. My black leather jacket is from Urban Planet. My black jeans are from American Eagle and for shoes I wore my black booties from Payless.

Class Color Friday:
I wore my hair in a top knot. I wore my red BOTC shirt. My shorts were from Nike and my shoes were some black Converse.

Thank you for reading!

Love,
Ruby

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Most Anticipated Spring Releases 2017 (KEERT)

Today I’m going to be talking about my most anticipated spring releases for 2017. Let’s get into it!

The Thing about Love by Julie James - April 18
I’ve never read any of Julie James’ books before so this will be the first one. This book is about two FBI agents named Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and Army ranger clashed during their training at Quantico gladly going their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing they expect is to run into each other again – assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting. For both of them, being paired with a former rival couldn’t come at a worse time. Recently divorced from a Hollywood producer and looking for a fresh start, Jessica is eager to prove herself at her new field office. And John is just one case away from his dream assignment to the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. In order to nail a corrupt Florida politician, they’ll have to find a way to work as a team.  It becomes even trickier when they’re forced to hole up at a romantic, beachfront resort as part of the investigation. Suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a whole lot more complicated.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell - April 25
This book is a mystery/thriller. The book is about a young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnesiac man. In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, Lily Monrose, 21, has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed. Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable.

Odd Birds by Ian Harding - May 2
This book is written by one of my favorite actors, Ian Harding. Ian Harding is an actor on my favorite show, Pretty Little Liars. Ian explores his life in Hollywood through the lens of his favorite pastime in this collection of personal stories. Odd Birds is a must-read for fans of his hit show, nature enthusiasts, and lovers of celebrity memoirs.  

My Beautiful Struggle by Jordan Bone - May 4
Jordan Bone is one of my favorite YouTubers. She is so inspiring. I really can’t wait for this one to come out.

When Dimple Meets Rishi by Sandhya Menon - May 30
This book is about two Indian teenagers named Dimple and Rishi and their parents arrange their marriage. Dimple has her life all planned out and Rishi is a Romantic. I can’t wait to read this one. I have a feeling I’ll definitely relate to the characters since I’m Indian, too.
Those were my anticipated spring releases for 2017. I hoped you enjoyed reading this!

Love,

Keert