#ReadYourFaceOff TBR – June

 

The general goal for a #ReadYourFaceOff readathon is to get through as much reading as you can in a 24-hour window of time. It’s a fun (and short) readathon that was created by Riley from RMFickFack. This round will run from 9am on Saturday 15th June to 9am on Sunday 16th June in your time zone. My focus for this round is to try and knock a couple more books off my Sims-A-Thon TBR list. Good luck to everyone participating in this round!

June Book Haul

 

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand“Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken-or maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.”

The Silent Patient by Alex MichaelidesAlicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word. Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?”

Autumn/Winter Bucket List

 

We are deep into the Autumn/Winter season and I am thriving. I’m a little late with this, but here is my bucket list of things I want to do this season to fully make the most of the cold weather –

– Participate in a readathon
– Learn how to make a great curry from scratch
– Make Sunday Roasts a thing
– Spend a weekend away in the country
– Make pumpkin soup
– Buy a new winter coat
– Pick up a new Autumn/Winter nail shade
– Go for a walk along the coast
– Spent weekend mornings in bed reading

April/May Empties

 

Terax Crema Moisturising Daily Conditioner – This is one of my favourite luxury hair items that I treat myself to using once or twice a week. I’ve been using this for years, ever since Liv Tyler (my Queen of hair inspiration) mentioned using it in an interview years ago. This is something I purchase from time to time as a bit of a splurge, and I’m so sad to have run out. Have I already purchased another tube? Maybe.

Kmart Prosecco Pear Candle – I picked this up mostly for the aesthetics and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like the smell. It smells pretty much exactly as you would imagine the mix of prosecco and pear to smell. The biggest downside to this was the throw wasn’t great and it was only if you were in the general vicinity of the candle you were able to pick up on the scent, but for $9 I feel like I can’t really complain.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Extra Light Bisque – This has been my favourite under-eye concealer for a few years now, but I think it’s time to move on to something different. This was an okay concealer but honestly, I’m starting to feel like I need something industrial-strength to cover my dark circles. These bad boys are genetic and I’ve had them since I was a little kid. So, for now, it’s farewell to this Bobbi Brown concealer.

[sample] Benefit The Porefessional Pearl Primer – I really enjoyed using this primer, I felt like it did a great job of mattifying my skin and keeping my makeup in place throughout my workday. I’ll be looking at picking up a full sized version of this once my Hourglass primer runs out.