The results so far…

I tried two of the Allure Beauty Box goodies this morning. Here are my thoughts…

This might be my new holy grail brow product. It’s way better than any pencil or gel I’ve used. It goes on like a gel, but it attaches micro fibers to the brow hairs. I’m hooked! Super impressed my this.

I’m a mascara snob. I mostly used Urban Decay Perversion and Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions. I try new mascara all the time, and I’m usually disappointed, so I wasn’t expecting much from this. I’m pleasantly surprised! This is dark and buildable. No spider eyes. My lashes have been looking wimpy af fuck recently, but they’re looking long and full today. Idk for sure yet, but this might be a keeper. I can’t stop looking at my lashes! Pics later.

Referral link to the box:


3 1/2 stars.

I was totally into this book. It’s a fast read and keeps your attention. The plot twist may have been too much though. So implausible. Idk how I feel about how neatly everything wraps up. Regardless, it’s worth a read.

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


An absurd premise that is still somehow utterly captivating.

40-year-old Tess finds out her husband of like 25 years is having an affair with a 26-year-old, so she imprisons the mistress in her home during a hurricane, and shit gets crazy really fast.

Let me be clear: this shit is ridiculous. HOWEVER it’s a fun fucking ride.

The most interesting thing about this book is that the author wrote it after finding out her own husband was cheating on her. It is told from the point of view of both women, wife and mistress, in alternating chapters, and provides interesting insights into these women’s motivations. You find yourself identifying with, and also hating, each of them at some point in the book.


Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Having lived through my own affair, divorce, and all the related fallout, I found this book fascinating.


This was an interesting concept that quickly became tedious. Too much build up and not enough payoff. I spent the last third of the book just wanting it to be over. None of the characters behave in a manner that is even remotely believable. Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC. This one just didn’t work for me.


This is a stunning book. I was captivated from chapter one. Beautiful writing combined with a compelling and unique story. I don’t want to say much more because I don’t want to spoil a single part of the lovely experience of reading it.

It was extra fun for me because the story takes place close to home: mostly in Southern Illinois, but sometimes in Saint Louis. I recognized so many things. The main character is a grad student at the University of Illinois – where my husband went to school. ❤️

Very highly recommended.

Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union for the ARC.

e.l.f. Foundation Serum

I picked this up on a whim at the grocery store, and I really like it. It gives my face a healthy glow. The coverage is very sparse, so I’ve been using it as a primer underneath my regular foundation, but I can definitely tell a difference when I use it. I also love that it has all sorts of vitamins and the like. Oh and sunscreen!

I will definitely buy it again.