July Favorites(2020 edition)

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Hello Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? How’s the July treat you? My July was…eventful. Had a friend over every Tuesday, she had some business to take care of in my little town, so she stayed over(that was such a blessing, missed her so much). What else new…I tried a lot’s of new products, so stay tuned for some new reviews coming soon! Let’s dive into the Favorites!

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Hyaluronic Aloe Jelly by Garnier

I’m really enjoying this product right now. It’s so refreshing in this heat we have now in Latvia. My review of this product you can find here.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

So I finished the last book (for now) in the ACOTAR series and it was good. I expected more but it was still really good. My review of the book you can read here!

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Obsessed with kpop in July and I regret nothing! 

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Super Junior made a success with their own short reality show SJ Returns back in 2017 and promised to come back as a fixed reality show. On January 2, 2018, a source from Label SJ announced that the group will be launching their own variety show titled “Super TV”.Season 1 aired from January 28, 2018 until April 13, 2018. The show went on hiatus after that and returned on May 29, 2018 with an earlier introduction on SMTOWN’s V Live channel.

 

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“Revenge Note (Sweet Revenge)”- a short kdrama to binge-watch this summer!

About the Drama :

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Ho Goo Hee (Kim Hyang Gi) is a 17-year-old school student at Hanjong High School. She is a quiet, sweet girl who is constantly bullied by the other students, partly because her name sounds like the word “fool.” Ji Hoon (Park Solomon) is a brooding, popular boy who reluctantly comes to her rescue more times than he would like.

The only positive thing in Goo Hee’s life is her close family friendship to Cha Eun Woo, a popular K-pop idol, who treats her like a younger sister. Jung Deok Hee (Kim Hwan Hee) becomes Goo Hee’s only friend because she calls herself “Eun Woo’s wife” and is his biggest fan.

Things start to take a strange turn in Goo Hee’s life when an app on Goo Hee’s phone called Revenge Note pops up one day and asks her to write in the name of someone who is bullying her. When she does, bad things start to happen to that person.

Will Goo Hee’s life start to get better or just a whole lot more complicated?

“Revenge Note 1” is a 2017 South Korean web drama directed by Seo Won Tae. It is followed by the second season “Revenge Note 2” (2018).

Country: Korean

Status: Completed

Released: 2017

Genre: Comedy; Fantasy; Friendship; Romance; School;


MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

The idea is really great and I liked how they executed it .The acting was good,the actors did a good job bringing the story to light. It shorter then most dramas,that’s why it’s perfect for binge watching.

It’s 4 stars out of 5 stars for me !

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

We have our main couple Ho Koo-Hee and Ji-Hoon, who are officially dating by the end of this drama. Yes, we had a little bit of love triangle with Eun-Woo,but it wasn’t really explored …so I will not talk about it in this context. So our main couple, was there Chemistry? Yes, they were soooo freaking cute together!!! I loved all those little cute moments, so stinking adorable.

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HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

It’s an open ended ending,we don’t see who is the one behind the app..so it’s still a mystery. Overall I liked how it wrapped up.


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A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas- book review

 

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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

*My review on first and second books*

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The story– 3,5/5

Setting of the book– 4/5

Main Hero– 4/5

Smexy Times?– Yes!

OVERALL – 4/5 STARS

4 stars

 

I read it as a buddy read with the lovely Nishtha from wheresmystory blog. We had so much fun reading and discussing it. So what did I think? Overall I liked it,it was much better then I expected. To be honest, I did read a lot of spoilers about the plot, but I still was surprised about almost everything. The writing style was amazing, easy to follow. I expected Nesta to be a bigger bitch, but she wasn’t and I was surprised. Still love Lucien and Cassian (will protect them forever). Overall it’s a great book, wasn’t really happy with the ending but you can’t have it all.


FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK

He’d tied his hair up, a few strands of it falling into his face as he swooped down again and threw a second trout onto the sandy bank where I’d been trying to find a substitute for fishing twine.


“Why should I be scared of an oversized bat who likes to throw temper tantrums?”

Viviane’s sapphire eyes flared as if struck by lightning. “If this war goes poorly, we’ll be bleeding out right alongside you, so I think we damn well get a say in things.”

“That bastard,” Nesta said with utter coolness, though her eyes began to burn, “may wind up being the only person standing in the way of Hybern’s forces and your people.”

 

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Is it good for oily skin?”Hyaluronic Aloe Jelly by Garnier”- review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

HYALURONIC ALOE JELLY by GARNIER. Aloe gel. The product is intended for normal and combination skincare. It has a light and pleasant jelly texture that is quickly absorbed and will not leave an unpleasant sticky feeling. It contains 96% ingredients of natural origin, including beneficial aloe extract and hyaluronic acid. The cosmetic moisturizes deeply in the long-term and hydrates the skin. In addition, it soothes irritations, softens the skin, and restores its elasticity. The product can be used as a face cream or mask.garnier

  • A light gel.
  • For normal and combination skin.
  • Moisturizing, hydrating, and caring for the skin.
  • Containing 96% ingredients of natural origin.

 

 

 

So I used this one for around a month ,
so those are my thoughts and opinions 

PACKAGING

It’s a very simple glass jar(we love that it’s not plastic), nothing special about it. But it’s a heavy jar, so not really travel friendly. Easy to open and close, the lid is plastic.

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TEXTURE AND QUALITY

It’s a very light but tacky jelly-like texture, it has a light scent(I don’t really like it). It doesn’t contain any oils ,and that’s amazing! I’m happy with the quality.

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THE PRICE

It’s around 4/6 euro in Latvia. So very affordable.

SKIN AFTER USE

Is this real?! A product for normal/Combination skin worked for me?! And guys, my skin got better! Almost no new acne, I’m amazed. Overall I’m very happy with this product.


OVERALL

 Pros  

  • A glass packaging
  • Good for acne pron skin
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Has a scent
  • Heavy glass,so it’s not really travel friendly
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June Wrap Up(2020)

Hello!How are you? Hope you are doing well?How was your June? Well…mine was crazy,I started a youtube channel and was part of#CreepyJuneReads project on Instagram and I did a 24hreadathon with the Readathon Babes! And it was amazing. Basically I tried really hard to be productive. So let’s talk books now!

Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

(Two Dukes of Wyndham #2)

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for blog bookAmelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting … for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all …It’s true. He doesn’t. Thomas rather likes having a fiancee — all the better to keep the husband-hunters at bay — and he does intend to marry her … eventually. But just when he begins to realize that his bride might be something more than convenient, Thomas’s world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas is not the duke, then he’s not engaged to Amelia. Which is the cruelest joke of all, because this arrogant and illustrious duke has made the mistake of falling in love … with his own fiancee!

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A book by Julia Quinn I haven’t read?! Is this real?Yes,those were my exact thoughts when I found this one and I can say…I enjoyed it (logical…it’s Julia Quinn…my autobuy author). And I love it,it’s such a good book and the story was sweet. Overall you NEED to check it out!

4/5 stars


What to Do with a Duke

(Spinster House #1)

by Sally MacKenzie

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Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman22891422 destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing—or fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town’s infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart—the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and the only man who’s ever impressed her in the least…

With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can’t help but be stirred by Cat. It’s terribly unfortunate he’s not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir’s birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken—in true fairy-tale fashion—by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin…

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Mmmmkay ,I really liked it (and the cover is pretty 😍)The writing style was good ,loved Cat’s siblings and this mystical “curse” was a very intriguing part of the story. Overall a great historical romance to read by the pool💕

3,9/5 stars .


A Good Day to Marry a Duke

(Sin and Sensibility #1)

by Betina Krahn

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34568964._SY475_Daisy Bumgarten isn’t thrilled to be trying to catch a duke’s attention while dressed like a flower pot caught in a swarm of butterflies. But, after all, when in Rome (or in this case London society)… Since her decidedly disastrous debut among New York’s privileged set, the sassy Nevada spitfire’s last chance to “marry well” lies across the pond, here in England. If she must restrain her free spirit, not to mention her rib cage, so be it. She knows she owes it to her three younger sisters to succeed.

Now, under a countess’s tutelage, Daisy appears the perfect duchess-in-training…Until notorious ladies’ man Lord Ashton Graham, a distraction of the most dangerous kind, glimpses her mischievous smile and feisty nature—and attempts to unmask her motives. Daisy has encountered snakes on the range, but one dressed to the nines in an English drawing room is positively unnerving—and maddeningly seductive. When a veiled plot emerges to show up Daisy as unworthy of the aristocracy, will Ashton be her worst detractor? Or the nobleman she needs most of all?

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It was a cute story! I loved Daisy and Ashton,the chemistry was there and that’s amazing. Great writing style,interesting story…Overall I would recommend!

3,9/5 stars


The Bookish Boyfriends series by Tiffany Schmidt

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Boys are so much better in books. At least according to Merrilee Campbell, fifteen, who thinks real-life chivalry is dead and there’d be nothing more romantic than having a guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. Then she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer to Reginald R. Hero Prep—where all the boys look like they’ve stepped off the pages of a romance novel. Merri can hardly walk across the quad without running into someone who reminds her of Romeo.

When the brooding and complicated Monroe Stratford scales Merri’s trellis in an effort to make her his, she thinks she might be Juliet incarnate. But as she works her way through her literature curriculum under the guidance of an enigmatic teacher, Merri’s tale begins to unfold in ways she couldn’t have imagined. Merri soon realizes that only she is in charge of her story. And it is a truth universally acknowledged that first impressions can be deceiving . . .

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Omg,Those are amazing! My new favorite book series!!!If you are looking for something sweet and nice you will love this one. Will definetly do a review for each of the books.

 

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“Mystic Pop Up Bar”- Kdrama I fell in love (review)

ABOUT THE DRAMA :

unnamedMystic Pop up Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol-Ju (Hwang Jung-Eum) runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit Mystic Pop up Bar consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes with Wol-Ju, the customers of Mystic Pop up Bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds.

  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 12
  • Release Date: May 20 – June 25, 2020
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

tumblr_38b43a14ef6bc2df91115ea9a36dee19_66e65515_540I finished watching it yesterday, and guys…this is GOOD! First starting this drama it gave me BIG Hotel La luna vibes(at first), but then it became something different… and I love it! The only critic I have,it has just 12 episodes…and I do feel it needed more.

If you like past lives, paranormal, comedy-dramas you will LOVE this one.

4/5 stars 

4 stars

 

THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

mystic-pop-up-bar-reveals-new-highlight-reelWe have (kinda) two couples. The first one is Han Kang-Bae and Kang Yeo-Rin, Omg they were soooo cute! Such good chemistry and the cute moments….just awwwww. And the second couple was Manager Gwi and Wol-Ju. I loved the bickering and the low-key flirting. It was nice to see a more mature couple in such a drama.

 

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

It felt rushed….and too short! Yes, we get all the plot holes filled, but it was rushed. Overall I liked the ending.

Totaly Recommend for you to check this Kdrama out 

You can watch this drama

  Netflix / DramaCool

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