Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

“I am going to take care of this,” he told her. There was something determined, earnest in his eyes. Olive had never felt safer, or more loved. “And then I’ll come find you, and I’ll take care of you.” – The Love Hypothesis Summary and Thoughts As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believeContinue reading “Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood”

Review: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pore-Tight Toner

Our innovative formula contains a balance of hydrating ingredients and pore-tightening actives to equally minimize the look of pores and hydrate skin, with gentle yet effective pore actives such as PHA and BHA.  – Glow Recipe Hearing so many glowing reviews, I purchased Glow Recipe’s toner on a whim, delighted by its complex ingredient list and eco-friendly packaging.Continue reading “Review: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pore-Tight Toner”

Review: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

But I wasn’t crying because I was sad. I guess I was crying because we had nowhere else to go, no choice but to go on living in this world. Crying because we had no other world to choose, and crying at everything before us, everything around us. – Heaven Summary and Thoughts Hailed asContinue reading “Review: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami”

Review: WLDKAT Orchid Stem Cell + Magnolia Berry Adaptogen Eye Gel

A daily treatment for eyes that crave a little extra TLC. This airy, lightweight eye gel works to instantly hydrate and helps soften the look of those pesky little lines. Formulated with adaptogen powerhouse Magnolia Berry and antioxidant rich Orchid Stem Cells, this cooling formula helps soothe and restore the moisture barrier around the eyes.Continue reading “Review: WLDKAT Orchid Stem Cell + Magnolia Berry Adaptogen Eye Gel”

5 Books to Check out for Women in Translation Month

It’s August, which means it’s Women in Translation Month! I’d love to spotlight 5 reads I’m looking forward to reading and would recommend others check out too! Heaven by Meiko Kawakami Ever since I read Meiko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs, she had me by the NECK! I bought this book as soon as it cameContinue reading “5 Books to Check out for Women in Translation Month”

Teas for a Bad Day

Some days just suck. And when those sucky days rise up, a good cup of tea can help you settle down and feel grounded. Below, I’ve listed some of my recommendations for when you need a hug in a cup (with links to their full reviews in the titles). David’s Tea Sweet Potato Pie AContinue reading “Teas for a Bad Day”

June Reads

Another up and down month for me . . . I got a new job which has been great but also time-consuming, hence why I’ve read less this month (and this will probably be my new pace moving forward). Still, I’m still happy that I’ve had the chance to read such a wide breadth ofContinue reading “June Reads”

Post Schedule Adjustment . . .

Hi, everyone! I recently started a new job that, while enjoyable, has quickly proved to be more demanding than I had originally anticipated. For this reason, there won’t be a post today or tomorrow, and in the future, I’m planning on adjusting my post schedule to once a week on Saturdays (with alternating subjects). ThoughContinue reading “Post Schedule Adjustment . . .”

Review: Good (Skin) Days C’s The Day Serum

Brighter skin days are within reach with this concentrated, stable vitamin C serum. Not only is it formulated with 10% pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid), but it also contains skin brightening licorice root extract and niacinamide (vitamin B3) to diminish dullness, improve tone, and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. – Sokoglam I wasContinue reading “Review: Good (Skin) Days C’s The Day Serum”