Friday, 26 May 2017

a court of thorns and roses

Sarah J. Maas, you are brilliant! 

so i'm a bit nervous of writing my very first book review, but let's just give this a try shall we?
I'm obsessed with this book. The cover is beautiful, the book itself is just brilliantly written. I feel like Sarah J Maas knows what I look for in a book. This isn't just your regular Young Adult book. I feel like this one belongs in the category New Adult. It's more like fantasy for adults with a few sexy scenes written in it. 
I'm not shy on those scenes, I feel like it added a certain je ne sais quoi to the book. 
I love the characters in it, Fyre a young girl that has had to hunt to feed her family. She has balls bigger than some man in my eyes. 
Then there is Tamlin, who I thought to be a real gentlemen. 
Rhysand, thank god I know how he will be in the next book because he sure acted as an absolute ass in this book. I felt like this book captured the emotions really well off the characters and I feel like Sarah has grown a lot with her writing since the Throne of glass series. 

Here is a little summary: 

Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

If I could rate this book, I would give this a 4/5, so pick it up next time you see it in a bookshop, it's most definitely worth the money! 

xoxo Jana  

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Smashbox photo finish foundation primer

I've been using primers a lot lately. Since the sun came out more, my face became more sweaty and oily, so a good primer is a must for me. I didn't want to commit to the full sized one as it isn't the cheapest of primers out there, so i opted for the travel sized one.
The packaging is simple, but sleek looking. I love using tubes because you get to squeeze all the product out and noting goes to wast.
The smashbox primer didn't cause my skin to break out so that was a huge relief. It applies smoothly and minimizes my pores a bit. It doesn't feel oily or sticky or greasy at all, it just leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.
I feel that my foundation applies better with this, looking more natural and even. It last longer than normal and doesn't crease around my nose. I think this primer is worth the money and I'm thinking of buying the full sized product when this tester is empty!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Clinique foundation

I've been trying out a new foundation lately which isn't my usual drugstore type. 
I decided I wanted to try out a high end foundation for the first time and Clinique seemed like the best option. First of all, the packaging looks amazing. It's a nice matte glass container with silver letters and a silver lid on it. What I don't like, or at least in the beginning, was that is doesn't have a pump. You just have to pour out the product in the hope you don't get too much. I struggled with it the first few times but now it works fine. The foundation itself looks super natural and isn't as full coverage as I would normally go for, but I like the end finish. It feels light and looks super natural and I like that it blends out easily. When i go to work I always wear this foundation and I think it still looks great at the end of the day. I myself have combination to oily skin so I need an oil-free foundation and this one is just perfect. I find that it get a bit shiny at the end of the day but it's not something that bothers me, I don't touch up or anything. Overall i'm super happy that I bought this one and I will definitely repurchase this one! 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Grooming a poodle !

So I've been a bit absent from my blog lately. No worries, I'm still here! 
I was busy studying for my theoretical exams about grooming. My second exam wasn't as easy as I hoped, but the third was better. I think I passed them both so as far as studying, I'm done for my first year. Now it's all about the grooming itself. I already did a poodle so here's a little update. 
Meet Kim. A small poodle who is used to go with students to school. She is such a sweet little girl who is so calm on the grooming table. The only thing she doesn't like is cutting the hairs between the toes. But then again, I wouldn't like it either. 
It was fun to do, and getting kisses as I worked was a bonus. 
I do have a few things I need to work on but it was my first time so it can only go better! 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Kiko Enigma lipsticks

Hi everyone and welcome to a new blogpost ! 
Today is all about these Enigma lipsticks from Kiko. I think we all know that i'm a big fan of their lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes and basically everything. From their Neo Noir collection I bought two lipsticks that had a discount at that time. 
These lipsticks and the entire Neo Noir collection had a very high-end feel to them. I love the packaging and I find that these lipsticks are very affordable. 
The lipstick itself has a pretty  pigmentation with a bit of a shiny finish to it. It look a bit like the Mac lustre lipsticks but they feel a bit ticker on the lips. They are supposed to be plumping the lips, but that's something that didn't happen with me. I don't mind, I buy lipsticks for the pigmentation  and color. 
I love that they last pretty long and don't dry my lips so as always, these are just as good as the MAC ones, with only a fraction of the price! 
I don't know if they sell these anymore, so go and check out your KIKO store!

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