Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) by Scott Reintgen book review-Blogtober day 15

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What would you be willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune?

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

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The story– 3/5

Setting of the book– 4/5

Smexy Times?– Not really

OVERALL – 3,5/5 STARS

Finally, I read this one! This is the first book in a trilogy, and to be honest..it’s bland if you don’t start reading the second book right after the first one. Like it does lay a good foundation of the story, but it’s not a 10 book series I wanted a little bit more, more “meat”.The writing was good(very straightforward), easy to understand. Overall I’m excited to read the second book and see where the story goes.

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The Autumn Tag-Blogtober day 11

Hello My Darlings!Hope you are doing amazingly and the weather is good were you are..It’s the day 11 of Blogtober and we are doing a tag.What’s a Blogtober without a tag?!Am I right!This Tag I found on That Weird Girl blog.Let’a dive into it!

What Signifies Autumn to You?

When leaves change colours,it’s always makes me feel like autumn is here.And of course my birthday(at the ned of september).

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What Is the Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day?

Read a good book,snuggled in blanked with big cup of tea.

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What Is Your Most Fond Autumn Memory?

To be honest tons of memories,but the most recent one was my birthday trip to veczemju caves(you can read about it here).

What is Your Favorite Autumn Scent?

Sandalwood and Vanilla candles.

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What Are You Most Excited About This Autumn?

I was very excited about Blogtober and of course Sweather weather.

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What Is Your Favorite Autumn Song?

Becouse Autumn is Halloween month,Monster Mash is such a classic.

What Is Your Favorite Autumn Movie?

It’s not really “Fall”,but I’m loving the TV show “Peaky Blinders”.

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What TV Show Are You Most Looking Forward to This Autumn?

We are watching Peaky Blinders season 4 right now,and I’m loving it.

Devil Eyed Banana

What Is Your Favorite Autumn Color?

Yellow and Orange,

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What Is Your Most Loved Outdoor Autumn Activity?

Hiking in the Woods.

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What Is Your Favorite Autumn Fashion Trend?

Big chuncky sweaters and vests.

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If You Could Have a Familiar/Spirit Animal, What Would It Be?

An Owl

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Name One Place You Wish You Could Visit During Autumn?

Would love to go too Sigulda,it’s so beautiful in this time of the year.

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What Is Your Favorite Photo You Took Last Autumn?

Last autumn I made lost of photos for my bookstagram ,and here is of my favorites.

What Are You Being This Halloween?

To be honest I don’t celebrate Halloween(it’s not a celebration in Latvia),so I don’t plan anything.But maybe will do something fun with my boyfriend.

I Tag…

*beautiful-inspiring-creative-life

*beautyandthebookshelves

*journalofabibliophile

*onethousandandonebook

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September Favorites(2021 edition)-Blogtober day 10

Hello, My Darlings! How are you? It’s Blogtober day 10 and we are talking favorites(beauty, books, and Music), September favorites to be exact. Last month was full of trips, memories, and my birthday(post about it you can read here). My favorites are all over the place, let’s dive into it!

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Micellar Shampoo 5 Herbs Power Chistaya Liniya

EUROSHOP-24.eu - Чистая линия Мягкий Мицеллярный Шампунь Экспертный уход  5в1, 250 мл

Super affordable shampoo that works. For 400 ml I paid 2.34 euro. And this smells amazing! Like sooo good, and my hair looks amazing after using it.Gentle shampoo(like super gentle), my hair color doesn’t fade after using and that’s always good. Would definitely recommend it.

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The Girls by Emma Cline

Most memorable book I read in September. And the cover looks very spooky.

My review you can read here

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Fall Date Ideas(very Affordable)-Blogtober day 5

Hello, My Darlings!Hope you all are doing great. It’s day 5 of Blogtober, and we are talking Date Ideas. Some of those are my favorites, so here are some cheap and free date night ideas you can try today.

Scary Movie Marathon

Get Popcorn,candy,some cozy blankets. Turn on your favorite scary movies and enjoy the night.Easy to plan and very affordable.

Puzzle Night

Do you like puzzles? So why not do one together! Get a puzzle from your local thrift store or Amazon(here is a very cool puzzle with Hidden Images you can look after putting it together), make some coffee or tea and put it together.

Take a walk in the woods or local park

Do you have a forest near you? Or maybe a park? Take coffee(or tea) and go for a long walk with your beloved. Cheap, no prep and it’s always nice to get some fresh air.

Get Lost on a Long Drive

This is our go-to date night plan. It’s so fun to just drive and talk.You can have such deep and fun conversations this way(or have an epic karaoke battle). I do recommend this date night idea.

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Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner -Review

About The Products:

Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo

  • Moisturizing shampoo that nourishes to make hair softer and 5x smoother when using system vs. non-conditioning shampoo
  • Helps to protect normal hair from daily wear and tear
  • Leaves you with that manageable silk hair feeling every day
  • Shampoo and conditioner system progressively nourishes leaving you with more nourished hair in the long run
  • Formulated with Pro-moisture complex
  • Suitable for daily use

Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner

  • Moisturizing conditioner: this nourishing deep conditioner helps give you silky and cared for hair every day. This hair conditioner instantly detangles and improves manageability
  • Conditioner for dry hair: when used daily this Daily Moisture Conditioner makes hair softer and 10x more resilient to breakage from daily grooming and brushing vs. non-conditioning shampoo
  • Hydrating conditioner: helps protects normal and dry hair from daily wear and tear. In addition to instantly smoothing this Moisturizing conditioner system progressively nourishes your hair
  • Nourishing care for dry hair: this conditioner for normal or dry hair deeply nourishes – leaving your strands smoother and more manageable
  • Pro-moisture complex: this moisture hair conditioner nourishes your hair to help fortify hair strands against daily hair damage and hair breakage
  • Dove daily moisture hair products: use with our Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo. Together this hydrating hair system provides superior nourishment solutions for hair

MY THOUGHTS

My hair type is Oily on roots and dry at the ends because of all the chemicals in my hair dye, so picking a daily shampoo and conditioner is tricky. Dove is such an iconic brand, but I haven’t tried any hair products by them. So I found a shampoo and conditioner in a grocery store and was like…Why not try it?! And the price was good(1,79 euro for each). After a month of using here are my thoughts!

First of all the scent is AMAZING! And it stays in your hair for a while, if you don’t like that…then it could be a downside. For me it’s a major plus, I love my hair smelling nice. The shampoo has tiny shimmer particles, don’t know if it does anything but it does look pretty. The conditioner is nice and thick. After washing my hair every other day, I can say my hair feels smooth and very clean. The only downside is my hair color faded a little bit, I guess it’s the harsh sulfates in the shampoo. Overall I’m very happy with this duo if you can definitely try it.

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Art Trail near Tukums-Hiking Adventures

Hello My Darlings!How’s your summer going? This summer I was blessed with lots of interesting adventures,one of them was Hiking all around Latvia. One of the trails I recently traveled to(with My amazing Boyfriend) was The Art Trail near Tukums .So Tukums is around 1 hour away from Riga,the road was good and it was easy to find. It’s such an interesting concept. Basically you go around a forest trail(2 km +/-)l,and thru wooden frames enjoy the scenary. It was such an interesting trail,the start of it was a little mehh…but after it we really enjoyed it. The weather was perfect for such a walk.

Hope You enjoyed the photos!

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Name Day Book Haul from Zvaigzne ABC

Hello My Darlings!My amazing Boyfriend got me a giftcard for my nameday…and I got to spend it last week. So here are the books I got. Let’s dive into it!

Sun on a twine blade Book I. by Dace Priede

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There are many autobiographical motifs in the novel – it is a message about the complicated, contradictory life of a young actress Arta in Latvia in the 1970s, which is accompanied by the romantic imagination of the new Baron Jacques René, born in Arta’s fantasies.

To be honest this was a 100% cover buy. I loved the design and after reading the synopsis I was sold. Can’t wait to finally get to it.

The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau

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There are no coincidences. Aurelie Bredin, a beautiful Parisian restaurateur, is sure of this truth. On a gloomy Friday in November, when Aurelie is feeling depressed after a breakup, she discovers a novel entitled ‘The Smiles of Women’ in a quaint bookshop on the Ile-St.-Louis. Astonishingly, her restaurant and she herself are featured in its pages. After reading the entire book in one night, Aurelie wishes more than anything to meet the author of the novel because she is convinced that, without even realising it, he has saved her life. However, her wish proves to be a difficult, almost impossible, endeavour.”

In Latvian, this one has another name,-Women’s smile. Interesting why did they change it, because The Ingredients of Love makes more sense. I do like the cover and the synopsis sounded like a light romance in Paris. I Will read it on the beach.

The Girls by Emma Cline

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Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

Uuuu…This sounds amazing. A cult?In the 60s?Yes, please! I was sold. Before seeing it in the bookstore I did see it on bookstagram last year,so I knew people loved it. Can’t wait!

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

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To earn a secret so profound, I would need to tell momentous lies, and make as many people as possible believe them…

Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is modest and well mannered—a proper young lady who knows her place. But inside, Faith is burning with questions and curiosity. She keeps sharp watch of her surroundings and, therefore, knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing—like the real reason her family fled Kent to the close-knit island of Vane. And that her father’s death was no accident.

In pursuit of revenge and justice for the father she idolizes, Faith hunts through his possessions, where she discovers a strange tree. A tree that only bears fruit when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit, in turn, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder. Or, it might lure the murderer directly to Faith herself, for lies—like fires, wild and crackling—quickly take on a life of their own.

LOOK AT THE COVER!!! Total cover buy…I mean, it’s soooo beautiful. And the synopsis sounds super good. I’m definitely getting to it this month.

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Makeup and Skincare Haul(Catrice,Isana,Avon)

Ehh…..I spend money ….

Hello, My Darlings!Hope you are all doing well. Today I want to share some stuff I got recently. Some of it is from my local drugstore and some are from my Avon Lady. Let’s dive into it!

All the stuff I got!

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Catrice All Matt Plus Shine Control Make Up(010 Light Beige)

About the product :

  • Mattifying, oil-free texture
  • Lasts up to 18h
  • High coverage
  • Vegan

Why I got it: It was at a really good discount in my local drugstore, just 4.07 euro…Like you can’t beat that price. I have tried it out before, and I enjoyed it. Hope I will love it now too.

Catrice Clean ID High Cover Concealer(005 Light Natural)

About the product :

  • 98 % natural ingredients
  • Free of perfume
  • Without silicones and microplastic particles
  • Vegan

Why I got it: This one was a gift with spending a certain sum of money, and I’m very excited to try it. If you want a review, then definitely let me know in the comments.

CATRICE ICONAILS Gel Lacquer(100 Party Animal)

About the product :

  • Lasts up to 7 days without a top coat
  • Perfect gel-shine finish
  • Cap made of 94 % recycled plastic
  • Vegan

Why I got it : I fell in love with the colour of this nail polish,and it was on discount. So I’m very excited to try it.

Avon Clearskin Professional White Clay Cleanser, Scrub and Mask

About the product :

Blackhead-clearing facial wash, scrub and mask. Cleanses, exfoliates and helps to reduce oiliness to give skin a matte, even look. Unclogs pores and removes impurities to leave skin feeling clean and smooth.

Why I got it :I was needing a new face wash, and this sounded good. I Will do a review (so if you haven’t yet subscribed,then you definitely should)

Avon Coconut Oil Body Lotion

About the product :

  • Provides all day / long lasting moisturisation.
  • 3 x care for your skin (moisturise, nourish and condition).
  • Contains coconut oil and vitamin E.
  • Intensely moisturises.
  • 400ml.

Why I got it : My skin lately is super dry and I like the coconut fragrance,so this sounded amazing.

Avon Care Protective with Silicone & Glycerine Hand Cream

About the product :

Protect against dryness and rough skin with Avon Care Silicone Glove Protective Hand Cream. This protective hand gel locks in moisture and protects against skin irritants. Avon Care’s skin-softening hand cream formula alleviates cracked and drying hands for winter relief and all year round.

  • Moisturizes skin and reduces dryness.
  • Alleviates redness and prevents further skin irritation.
  • Dermatologist-tested

Why I got it : Ohhhh this is GOOD. Like really good. My hands are much softer after using it even after a day.

Avon Wild Strawberry Dreams Bubble Bath

About the product :

Relax and unwind in a bath full of luxurious, blissful bubbles. Formulated with natural strawberry juice extract and notes of creamy vanilla, it leaves the skin with a light sweet fragrance.

• Formulated with natural strawberry juice extract
• Dermatologically tested
• Available in 500ml and 1L

Why I got it : This smells amazing! I usually get a bottle of this to use like handwash or a shower gel.

Avon Absolute Nourishment Treatment Ampoule – 15ml

About the product :

Give your hair a serious dose of moisture with our argan and marula oil infused hair treatment. This weekly treatment instantly helps to smooth split ends and lock in moisture so that hair feels deeply conditioned and smooth to touch.

• Infused with argan and marula oil.
• Suitable for weekly use.
• 15ml

Why I got it : This was a cute little gift I got from my Avon Lady. I’m really interested how it works ,so will definetly try it tonigh and write a review.

ISANA Depilatory cream sensitive 150 ml

About the product :

ISANA DEEPHAIR CREAM for sensitive skin gently and thoroughly loosens unwanted body hair. The depilatory cream contains valuable rice and oat extracts as well as other nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E and urea. The special active ingredients donate moisture to the skin and keep it smooth and supple. The depilatory cream is particularly kind to the skin and has a pleasant scent. Loosens hair in the armpits, legs and bikini line.

  • Skin compatibility dermatologically approved
  • this recipe is 100% free of microplastics

Why I got it :I wasn’t planning to get it, but the price was sooo good. Another product I haven’t yet tried, but I’m excited.

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Sharing some of my favorites-July (2021 edition)

Hello My Darlings!How are you?How’s your summer going?July was A LOT(more about it here). Did some hikes(about one of them you can read here). And now,let’s dive into the post.I haven’t done this for some time but here we go…It’s MY FAVORITES OF THE MONTH TIME.

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L’oreal BB c’est magic cream

I got it from my friend, it was the wrong color match for her(in Latvia you can’t exchange cosmetic products) and she was like-You are super pale, here you go. And if you know me, I always love to try new products. So…I loved this one. It’s not oily and doesn’t break me out. The color is not the best match( I have Light), but in the summer it’s good.

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From Martin Luther’s Wittenberg Theses by Meika Roth-Beka and Klauss Enzikat

This was very interesting. It’s a short story of Martin Luther and his Theses that changed the Christian world. It’s a picture book, but it’s not for children(I would say it’s for ages 12 and up). It would be a good supplement for history lessons.

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Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 1 Review – Dramas Over Flowers

Sisyphus The Myth

I have watched the first 4 episodes,and my mind was blown. It’s so good!Can’t wait to see were the story will go.

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Changeling (Order of Darkness #1)by Philippa Gregory

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Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days.

Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape.

Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 4/5

Smexy Times?– non

OVERALL – 4/5 STARS

This one was a good surprise. The reviews were mixed, so I expected a 3 star read at most…but It was a solid 4! The story was engaging, the writing was phenomenal and you could easily immerse yourself in the story. I liked Luca and Isolde, and the internal battles they had(and everything they ever knew). I expected magic, like actual magic, but it was mostly about what people at that time thought was “magic”.This would be perfect for like 7/8 grader who is learning about the middle ages as a supplement, and I think it was written with that in mind. Overall great book, can’t wait to read the next one.

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