Beauty Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

So this palette had A LOT of negative things said about it when it first came out, and just… why? When I first saw this palette pre-release I immediately needed it… like right that second. But I was SOOOO nervous when I ordered this palette because of all of the negative reviews that I almost cancelled my order. But I’m so glad I didn’t! I think there were some batch issues when it was first released, and maybe I just got lucky and nabbed a great palette, but I flipping love this palette! It’s pretty much been my go-to since I got it and I’ve played around with a lot of different looks and have managed to create simple everyday and darker evening looks. This palette does have some cons, but it also has some pros. So let’s have a chat! … More Beauty Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

Not-a-Review | Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller [ARC]

Sallot Leon is a gender fluid thief who auditions to be one of the Queen’s trusted assassins in order to gain access to the high court, get close to the nobles who destroyed their home, and exact their revenge. Sal quickly gets swept up in the deadly auditions, where the skills of the other auditioners are stacked against them. … More Not-a-Review | Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller [ARC]

Makeup by Muse | Slytherin

I’m back with another makeup look! This time, I was inspired by the green and silver Slytherin colors. Slytherins are known for their ambition and cunning and their knack for self preservation. They are unafraid to be themselves because they have too much self-respect and much better things to spend their energy on. They’re the type of people who will steal treats from work parties for you and who won’t balk at telling you that you deserve better than what you’re getting—because their friends deserve the very best. They can achieve pretty much anything they set their minds to—I mean, Narcissa Malfoy successfully lied to Lord Voldemort, of all people! … More Makeup by Muse | Slytherin

Not-a-Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist is the first book in a new series and shares elements with Mulan. Mariko, a headstrong girl born in a world for boys, is the daughter of a samurai. She is arranged to marry a man she’s never met and who, frankly, she doesn’t even want. On her way to the Imperial City her convoy is attacked and her people killed. Mariko disguises herself as a boy so that she can use her cunning to find out who tried to kill her and why. What she doesn’t expect is that, as a boy, her ideas and opinions are respected, something she’s never known with her family. As a boy, Mariko is thrust into a new world that she’s never known, where she must question everything she thought she knew. … More Not-a-Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh