Friday, January 30, 2015

Books I've Read this Month

According to my GoodReads account, I've challenged myself to read 25 books this year. When you think, "oh I can read 25 books in a year", you don't really realize that that's about a book every two weeks (or 2.5 a month). Now for some people that might be cake...however I'm at school 40 hours a week and then I also work on top of that. Yeah, have I bitten off more than I can chew? Maybe, but I sure as heck am not gonna let that stop me! So every month I'm going to fill you all in on what I read in the last 30 or so days! So let's begin :)

Keeping in mind that I've got a lot of reading to do, I've started off great! I read 4.5 books this month! WHOOOOOO. Of course it might also be because I've read these books at least twice each, they're super quick and only 370 some pages each....

Books I read this month @My small Ray of Sunshine

Alright, so some of you might say "But those are kids books!" And sure, in some ways they are. But they are also some of the most action packed, mythology filled, characters-who-make-you-cry-both-happy-and-sad-tears filled, and moral lessons filled books you will ever find.
Wow, that was a great sentence, Sarah....

But these books, oh man these books. I forgot how much I loved them and how much they had taught me and have influenced me over the years. The second series (Heroes of Olympus) doesn't even compare. Every once in a while, after some intense and horrific thing happens in the books, you have to remind yourself that these are kids and would you have been able to stand your ground?

I could talk about these books forever, literally, but I'm going to stop myself before I even get started. But if you love Greek myth, have always been interested in the old gods- read these books!
I promise you, you won't regret it. Ever.

Friday, January 23, 2015

REVELED Palette Look #1

I thought it would be fun to show you guys a couple quick looks that I have thrown together in the mornings using my Coastal Scents palette. With a great neutral palette like the REVELED palette, it's so easy to do a great eye. The palette has both matte and shimmer shades, so creating depth and dimension is simple!

REVELED Palette Look #1

I chose two of the shimmer shades at random when I threw this look together and I loved it! I used one of the matte highlight shades to do my brow bone and also shadowed under my lower lash line to give it just a little shade under there. I do this with almost every eye makeup look I do, adds just a little definition :)

REVELED Palette Look #1

I've got another look coming your way on Monday, so see you all then! Hope the week has treated you oh so well <3

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

REVELED Palette Review

After spending far too long watching Youtube one night, who am I kidding, like every night. I watched a video by Kathlene Lights where she mentioned her love of the Coastal Scents REVELED palette and also mentioned that it was on-sale on the website. So being the beauty obsessed that I am, and having not bought any makeup in what feels like ages, I bought the palette faster than I could think about what I was doing. And OH MY WORD am I glad I did.
Here are my first impressions and swatches of my new palette! I'll be doing a couple looks using the palette in the next couple week, so keep a look out for that!

Packaging- cute, stays closed well but not travel safe. I'd put it in a bag and then pack tight around it. Simple but nice and thin. 

REVELED Palette Review @My small Ray of Sunshine

Shades- perfection. I could take this palette with me and nothing else on a trip and perfectly fine. I love my earth tones and neutrals and that's what this palette is! It's supposed to be a dupe for the NAKED 1 and 2 palettes, which I can totally agree with.

REVELED Palette Review @My small Ray of Sunshine

First thoughts- looooove the shimmer shades, matte shades are nice, the blue and black don't seem quite as pigmented but still great shadows. With a primer and a white or black shade underneath the blue could be amazing. It has all of the colors that I would ever need. And on sale at $17?? HELLO.

REVELED Palette Review @My small Ray of Sunshine

I just watched a few of the shades but as you can see, they swatch amazingly! The blue and black shade need a little more work to get them a deep color but all the other shades are amazing!

There we have it! Have you tried any Coastal Scents makeup or even this palette? What did you think?