Tuesday, 2 January 2018

MOTD + Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog post of 2018! Isn't that crazy?! Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year. I thought I'd do a little combined post today. A quick MOTD and a little book review - because if you're anything like me, your attention span isn't that great during the holidays, and you wouldn't feel like reading a small novel about it anyway. 

While we were in Hawaii before Christmas, I FINALLY found the Milani blush in the shade LUMINOSO. I've been on the hunt for it for ages so I was so happy to finally be able to get it. But I have to say, it hasn't quite lived up to my expectations. I like it, but it's not as amazing as I had built it up to be in my head. I also got another Benefit Roller Lash mascara, which I'm pretty sure will be my favourite forever. I really wanted to try a few things from the Maybelline x Gigi Hadid collection, and my sister got me the lip kit in the shade MCCALL for Christmas. It's a nice nude shade, but I added a bit of gloss to it (Marc Jacobs Sugar Sugar) to amp it up a bit and make it look fresher. Lastly, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation. I did a little Insta review yesterday which you may have seen, but in case you didn't, this is a really great foundation! It's water based so it's nice and hydrating and feels light. The only downfall is the awkward packaging - it has a dropper which I don't find as convenient as a pump, and the product tends to pool around the neck of the bottle and get a bit messy. Other than that, it's a great product. 

Now on to the book review! I'll be honest, I haven't read a full book probably since high school. (I don't know how I got through law school either). But when we went to Barnes and Nobel in Hawaii, I wanted to buy something (if you're an American that probably sounds weird, but I've seen Barnes and Nobel stores in movies, so it seems cool ok?). So I picked Anna Kendrick's biography, Scrappy Little Nobody. I've been a fan of Anna and the Pitch Perfect movies for ages, and the back of the book said she had decided to "Keep the crazy in my head where it belonged. Forever. But here's the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out.", and if that's not relatable I don't know what is. 

I really enjoyed reading it, she talks about how she got started with acting as a kid and talks about things that happened on set of some of the movies she has been in, as well as heaps of other funny and interesting stories from her personal life. Anna's fun and relatable personality really comes through and it reads like she's actually talking to you, rather than just being like a stiff rigid account of her life. If you're a fan of Anna and you want something light and entertaining to read this summer, I highly recommend it. (The fact that I read the entire thing is alone, a huge testament to it's entertainment value). 

What products and things have you been loving this summer? 

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