The Autumn Bundle

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste andContinue reading “The Autumn Bundle”

Review: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

I try to imagine how Gifford Place must have looked to the people who lived here back then. Big-ass trees and thick underbrush. Darkness unbroken by streetlights. And in that darkness, the sudden arrival of men who’d decided the land was theirs. . . – When No One is Watching Summary and Thoughts The gentrificationContinue reading “Review: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole”

Review: Peak and Valley Balance My Stress Adaptogen Blend

Balance My Stress® uses adaptogens to help protect against stress, and medicinal mushroom extracts and herbs to decrease fatigue, protect the immune system and improve blood flow. This adaptogenic blend of reishi mushroom extract, eleuthero root, ashwagandha, and cocoa is carefully crafted to promote overall well being. – Peak and Valley Peak and Valley isContinue reading “Review: Peak and Valley Balance My Stress Adaptogen Blend”

Review: The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Face Mask

Our Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask liberates your face of everyday impurities in the most relaxing way it knows how. – The Body Shop I bought this energizing face mask a while ago, before my knowledge of skincare was as honed as it is now. Originally, I wanted to purchase a mask just toContinue reading “Review: The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Face Mask”

Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

She felt ambushed; she thought they had planned to scold her together. She wondered if they did this with Catalina. She would go into the dining room and offer a suggestion—about the food, the décor, the routine—and they would politely, delicately silence her. – Mexican Gothic Summary and Thoughts After receiving a frantic letter fromContinue reading “Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

Review: Bittersweet Farm Immune Support Tea

Drink a small cup, daily, to give your immune system a lift!  – Bittersweet Farm Tea A minty, somewhat spicy tea, this is a unique blend of flavors, all potent and coalescing in interesting, complementary ways. It should be noted that this blend takes a while to steep in comparison to other brands (perhaps aroundContinue reading “Review: Bittersweet Farm Immune Support Tea”

Review: COSRX Propolis Vitamin C Serum

Meticulously formulated with 23% pure vitamin C and propolis to boost radiance and leave skin plump and youthful. – COSRX I was absolutely ecstatic when COSRX announced its new Vitamin C Serum. I’ve been a long time fan of its Propolis serum, and to see COSRX mix it with a high concentration Vitamin C isContinue reading “Review: COSRX Propolis Vitamin C Serum”

September Reads

During September I participated in Latinx-athon and the Bratz-readathon (Team Yasmin!) and read a variety of books to fulfill those challenges, sprinkling in some poetry and history in-between. Overall, I’m pleased with the reads of the month, especially in regards to the balancing of heavy and light reading. In October I’ll be reading some moreContinue reading “September Reads”

Review: OSULLOC Jeju Pure Green Tea

Green tea made of only baby tea leaves that are slightly steamed and roasted for gentle and clean flavor. Enjoy the flavor and scent of Jeju tea field at an affordable price. – OSULLOC An oaky autumnal flavor, OSULLOC’S Jeju Green tea is a unique addition to any green tea lover’s rolodex. It’s a smooth,Continue reading “Review: OSULLOC Jeju Pure Green Tea”

Review: I’M FROM Mugwort Essence

The I’m From Mugwort Essence is an essence to calm and soothe irritated skin. Consisting of a main ingredient, Mugwort, the soft, thin and fluid texture quickly cleanse and detox sensitive skin. As a Korean natural herb, the mugwort has been widely known for treatments and detoxing effect. This is effective for treating acne, troubled,Continue reading “Review: I’M FROM Mugwort Essence”