December Reads

The year has finally reached its end and I have surpassed my goal of reading 200 books! Let’s be honest . . . 2020 was a terrible year. However, I’m glad for all the books that have kept me company during difficult times. For this month (and for next month) I’ve focused on reading booksContinue reading “December Reads”

Review: Uji Matcha Au Lait

Traditional matcha from Uji, Kyoto is known by tea aficionados as some of the richest green tea in the world. This matcha has a modern twist to abmake a creamy cup of matcha au last instantly. – Bokksu A light, frothy matcha tea that has a slightly sweet, milky taste, even when added with onlyContinue reading “Review: Uji Matcha Au Lait”

Review: TONYMOLY I’m Real Ginseng Mask

Replenish your skin with our I’m Real Sheet Mask Collection! Available in sets of 2 in an array of ingredients, the 3-layer pulp sheet is filled with natural ingredients and soaked in different types of enriched essence (Water-type, Micro-Emulsion Type, Milky Lotion Type) to yield maximum hydration for your skin. Transform dull and tired skinContinue reading “Review: TONYMOLY I’m Real Ginseng Mask”

Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

I’m not what anyone thinks I am. I never was. I didn’t have the mouth to put it into words, to say what was wrong, to change the things I felt I needed to change. And every day it was difficult, walking around and knowing that people saw me one way, knowing that they wereContinue reading “Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi”

Review: Sips by Cherry Vanilla Herbal Tea

A delicious fruit and hibiscus blend with a hint of vanilla. Flavors of sun-ripened cherries and creamy vanilla mix together for a caffeine-free tea that gives you one scoop of soothing when enjoyed hot and one scoop of refreshing when enjoyed cold. – Sips by Enticed by their holiday deal, I finally decided to giveContinue reading “Review: Sips by Cherry Vanilla Herbal Tea”

Review: Naked Flamingo Charcoal Detox Cleanser

Give your skin a deep clean without compromising your moisture barrier! Our Activated Charcoal Cleanser is formulated to give your skin a deep clean while adding hydration. This detox is infused with Cucumber Water and Hibiscus Extract for hydration, unclogging those dirty pores, and helping to increase cell turnover. Fresh skin never felt so good!  –Continue reading “Review: Naked Flamingo Charcoal Detox Cleanser”

Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Alex was alone, and the one thing she still had was the freedom to follow the narrative that suited her best. – Such a Fun Age Summary and Thoughts In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler BriarContinue reading “Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid”

Review: The Republic of Tea Berry Aloe Tea

This gentle, detoxing coral-hued herbal infusion contains a proprietary blend of botanicals that your skin and digestive system will love. Pamper your body with this clean, caffeine-free beauty tea ritual with delightful berry and citrus notes.  – Republic of Tea A light, berry (almost tastes like blackberry) tea with hibiscus and citrus undertones, this sachetContinue reading “Review: The Republic of Tea Berry Aloe Tea”

Review: Naked Flamingo Tumeric & Kokum Butter PM Mask

The best way to get bright and vibrant skin would be with a bomb skincare routine of course! End your night with Our Turmeric and Kokum Butter Moisture Mask. – Naked Flamingo I finally got a shipment from Naked Flamingo – a brand I’ve been ecstatic to try out! First of my reviews is theirContinue reading “Review: Naked Flamingo Tumeric & Kokum Butter PM Mask”

Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

The things you experience are written on your cells as memories and patterns, which are reprinted again on the next generation. And even if you never lift a shovel or plant a cabbage, every day of your life something is written upon you. And when you die, the entirety of that written record returns toContinue reading “Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien”