Thursday, December 14, 2017

Netflix Book Tag || Keert

Hi, guys! Today I have another tag for you all. I want to do more tags on here so this one is the
Netflix Book Tag. Let's do this!


Recently watched: The book you most recently read











I just finished reading this last week. I read it for school and I gave it 3/5 stars.

Top picks: A book recommended to you based on another book you’ve read











Goodreads recommended this book to me since I read The Selection by Kiera Cass.

Recently added: The book you most recently bought










I bought this almost a month ago and I can’t wait to read it.

Popular on Netflix: One book that you have and one book that you haven't read yet everyone has been talking about

I've been wanting to read You're Welcome, Universe for awhile now. The main character is
and I'm taking ASL in school right now so I think I'll enjoy the book.

Comedies: A funny book












Honestly, the things that Poppy and Sam said to each other in this book made me laugh a little.


Dramas: A character is a total drama king or queen











Mackenzie in this book was total drama queen. She was a terror in a tiara.

Cartoons: A book with cartoons on the cover











I LOVED The Baby-Sitters Club series when I was a kid and I especially loved the graphic novel
versions by Raina Telgemeier.

Watch again: A book or series you want to read again











I really want to the Confessions of a Murder Suspect series by James Patterson again. I loved
all 4 books. It’s an amazing series.

Documentaries: A nonfiction book that you would recommend to everyone











Definitely Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham. I definitely love this book a lot.

Action & adventure: An action packed book











Out of all the books from the Confessions series by James Patterson, The Paris Mysteries was
a lot more action packed than the rest.

New releases: A new release or soon to-be-released book that you’re excited about











I am SOOO excited to read this because the main character, Dimple, is Indian just like me so
I’ll definitely relate this book.

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Keert

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Easy Christmas Hot Chocolate Recipe || Neena

One of my favorite things about the run up to Christmas is the cozy evenings it brings and what is the perfect cozy evening essential? Hot chocolate of course. I love hot chocolate, especially in the winter, and I've got a recipe that I love making at this time of the year. So I thought I'd share it with you today. It's for my fellow Nutella lovers. It's very easy to make and to be honest the recipe shouldn't probably warrant a blog post but it's Christmas so why not?

You will need:

  • 3/4 cups of milk (whichever milk you want)
  • 2 teaspoons of hot chocolate powder or cocoa powder (my favorite is Archer Farms)
  • 1 tablespoon of Nutella
  • Whatever you want to decorate your hot chocolate with: marshmallows, sprinkles, whip cream, etc
Steps:
  1. Heat up your milk in your preferred way. I like to heat it up on the stove. It makes it easier for adding the Nutella in. I tend to heat it on a gentle heat for a couple of minutes until it starts to bubble and stir it frequently.
  2. Add 1-2 teaspoons of hot chocolate mix to the milk and stir until it's fully dissolved.
  3. Time for the best part: adding the Nutella. Add in a tablespoon, mix in, have a taste, and see if it needs more. You can also add sugar, if you have a real sweet tooth, and add chocolate powder/Nutella until it tastes the way you want.
  4. Pour into your desired mug.
  5. Add your favorite toppings. For me it's whip cream and marshmallows.
  6. Then it's time to sit back and drink up :)
There we go. My favorite hot chocolate for Christmas-y afternoons and evenings! Do you have a favorite Christmas hot chocolate recipe?

Love,
Neena


Saturday, December 2, 2017

OOTW: Thanksgiving Break || Ruby

Hi, guys! Today I have my OOTW for Thanksgiving Break. We had school on Monday and Tuesday and then we had the rest of the week off. Let’s get into it!

Monday:
I wore my hair down straightened. My black cross earrings are from Forever 21. My sheer red beaded top is from Topshop. My jeans are from Forever 21 and my black booties are from Payless.

Tuesday:
I wore my hair down in loose waves. My black sleeveless top is from Forever 21. My coral flats are from Sam Edelman. My coral jeans are from Target and my black and white bag is from from Urban Planet.

Wednesday:
I wore my hair in a side braid. My orange red moto jacket is from Free People. My skinny metallic denim jeans are from Neiman Marcus. My pastel studded cami is from Urban Outfitters and my booties are from Urban Planet.

Thursday: Thanksgiving
I wore my hair down straightened. My black leather peplum top is from Urban Outfitters. My jeans are from Forever 21. My black leather jacket is from Urban Planet and my black suede peep toe booties are from Payless.

Friday:
I wore my hair in a top knot. My green denim jacket is from Free People. My tassel bracelet is from J Crew. My black v-neck is from VS Pink. My jeans are from American Eagle. My leopard print bag is from Urban Planet. For shoes I wore my black Converse.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Ruby

Sunday, November 26, 2017

November 2017 Book Haul || Keert

Hi, everyone! Today I have my book haul for November. I won’t be talking about what the books are about. I’ll go more in depth with that for the separate reviews for each book. Let’s get into!

   

 

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Keert

Saturday, November 25, 2017

OOTW: Thanksgiving Break! || Neena

Hi, guys! Today I have my OOTW for Thanksgiving Break. I haven’t done an OOTW in a long time so I thought why not do it for Thanksgiving break? Anyways, I had school on Monday and Tuesday and then had the rest of the week off. Let’s get into it.

Monday:
I wore my hair natural. My black and marble stone statement necklace is from Francesca’s. My gray sweater is from H&M. My black leggings are from Topshop. My studded combat boots are from Steve Madden.

Tuesday:
I wore my hair down with my bangs pinned to the side. My denim studded shirt is from Topshop. My cross earrings are from Forever 21. My black leggings are from Forever 21. My black boots are from Olsenboye.

Wednesday:
I wore my hair natural again. My white hoop earrings are from Target. My white shirt with pink stripes is from J Crew. My jeggings are from AE. My knee-high brown boots are from Nine West.

Thursday: Thanksgiving!
I wore my hair down in curls. My black top is from Necessary Clothing. My tan studded blazer is from H&M. My glittery shorts are from Akira. My flats are from Tory Burch. I wore my black tights but I have no idea where they are from.

Friday: Going to dinner
I wore my hair down. My purple tribal print dress is from Akira. My brown knee-high boots are from Nine West. My gold chunky bracelet is from Jewelmint. My tights are from Target.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Neena

Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Heart Drugstore Makeup Tag (Ruby)

Hi, guys! Today I’m doing the I Heart Drugstore Makeup tag. This tag has 8 questions so I’ll go ahead and just get started it.

  1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?
So mine is a tie. I really couldn’t decide on just one. It’s a tie between Maybelline and Revlon because Revlon definitely has the best lip products of all time. Drugstore or high end, in my opinion and then Maybelline has a lot of my favorite mascaras, eyeshadows, blushes, etc. So it’s gotta be a tie between the two.

2. What are your favorite face, cheek, and lip products?
For face products, my favorite foundations are by Neutrogena. At least the ones that I found at the drugstore. I have two foundations. The first one is the one I’m currently using and it’s the SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup one in the shade ‘Fresh Beige’. The second one is the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation and it’s in the shade ‘Fresh Beige’. For cheek products, my first favorite is the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Blushes. They’re a little more expensive but they’re super pigmented and you get a ton of product. I have two of them. The first one is in ‘Tender Rose’. My favorite blushes from drugstore all time are the NYX Baked Blushes. You can get NYX at some drugstores. I get them at Ulta. My favorite one is in the shade ‘Spanish Rose’. The second one is in ‘Wanderlust’. Then for my fave lip products are all by Revlon. They are the Colorstay Overtime Lip Color in the shades ‘Perennial Plum’ and ‘Faithful Fawn’.

3. Least favorite product?
Honestly I looked through my entire makeup collection for this question for like 20 minutes, trying to find something I really hated and I couldn’t find anything. I return most of the products  that I just don’t like and that don’t work for me because I’m not gonna keep it. I didn’t really find anything that I hated and thought was a really terrible product. I really like most of the drugstore mascaras I have and I didn’t really find anything that I really hated.

4. What is the best makeup bargain?
So for me definitely the best makeup bargain, or like brand, is e.l.f which stands for eyes, lips, face. You can get their products at Target or online. My favorite product from e.l.f is their blushes and these blushes are amazing. The shade I have is ‘Mellow Mauve’ and it’s just this really pretty mauve pink color.

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)
I have one and it my Neutrogena skinclearing foundation. I honestly feel like I’m the only person who uses this. Maybe because it’s for acne prone skin but I honestly think this one of the best foundations I’ve ever tried. It really helps and doesn’t clog your pores. It’s amazing.  

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?
I picked the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Powder in  ‘Creamy Natural’. I don’t really use this that much. I got it as a gift. The products from Physicians Formula are very overpriced in general. A lot of them are $15-$20.

7. What are your best drugstore dupe(s)?
This question took me so long. I sat on my bed for like an hour swatching lipsticks and swatching eyeshadows trying to find dupes. The dupe I found are lipsticks. The first lipstick is MAC’s Cremesheen Lipstick in ‘Hot Gossip’. This is one of my favorite lipsticks for the fall time. The dupe for it is one of the Covergirl lipsticks in the shade ‘Coquette Orchid’. These two colors are very close. The Covergirl one is probably $10 cheaper than the MAC one.

8. Drugstore product that isn’t worth the hype?
For me that is the Maybelline BB Cream. I have the shade ‘Medium/Deep’ and I bought this because I heard that it had light coverage. I got it and I really don’t like it. It barely does anything for me. So for me that product wasn’t worth it.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Ruby

Sunday, November 12, 2017

My Life in Books Tag (Keert)

Today I thought I would do the My Life in Books tag. I want to do more tags now so let’s get into it!

  1. Find a book for each of your initials.

K - Killer by Sara Shepard
K - The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes
G - Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?

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I’m 17 so the book is Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne.

3. Pick a book set in your city/country.

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I don’t think I’ve ever come across a book set in my actual city so let’s just go with my country which as you know is America. The book I picked for this question is Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson.

4. Pick a book that represents a destination that you would love to travel to.
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I’ve always wanted to go to London so I picked I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.

5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color.

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Perfect by Sara Shepard

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

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Probably the Pretty Little Liars. I love the show and the books. I remember when I first started watching the show. It was the summer before 8th grade. I didn’t find out about the series until a few years later and I’m so glad I did.

7. What book did you have the most difficulty reading?

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For this one I picked Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. I just couldn’t get into it.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

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This question is so easy! Definitely The Glam Guide by Fleur De Force. This one has been in my TBR pile for so long. I still haven’t been able to read it since the book is very expensive.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Keert