April Mini Book Haul(NEW BOOKS IN THE HOUSE)

Hello, My Darlings! How are you? How was your April? Did you get any new books? I got some physical books (FINALLY!!!) and I’m so excited. Our bookstores are open, so you can go and buy in person. You can’t even imagine how happy I was to just walk in a bookstore and browse, haven’t done it in a year …and it was AMAZING! So let’s dive into the books.

Captain Ingram’s Inheritance(Rothschild Trilogy #3)by Carola Dunn
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Despite their different backgrounds, Lady Constantia Roworth loses her heart to Captain Frank Ingram, recuperating from his wounds at her father’s estate, and is delighted when a surprise inheritance transforms the penniless soldier into an acceptable suitor.

This was a cover buy! I mean…LOOK AT IT! And it’s a historical romance, I’m a sucker for those. It was a such great deal too, just 2 euros for the book(original it was 4 euros, so 50% off). What I didn’t know and there are no mentions in the actual book that it’s the third in a trilogy. But what I understand you can read those out of order, so that’s good. Can’t wait to read it this month!

Emma by Jane Austen

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Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.

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I’m so excited for this one! I have seen the old Emma movie and I really liked ,so seeing this one in the bookstore I knew I’m getting it. The price was great too ,around 3 euros.

Stormbringers(Order of Darkness #2)by Philippa Gregory
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Italy, 1453. Luca and Isolde grow more and more attracted to each other as they continue their journey to unravel the mysteries throughout Christendom. But their travels are delayed by the uprising of an intense religious crusade that threatens the balance of the civilized world. Death lingers in the air as war ravages on, but this religious conflict is nothing compared to the arrival of an intense and deadly storm.

Caught in the midst of unimaginable chaos, Luca and Isolde must rely on one another in order to survive.

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This is the second book in the Order of darkness trilogy. I already had the first and third book,so I was very glad to find the second book in our local book outlet store. To be honest I don’t like the covers at all…but the story sounds interesting.

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I watched “I Love Lucy” first season and it was AMAZING!

About the TV-Show

Cbs No GIF by Paramount+ - Find & Share on GIPHYI Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that originally aired on CBS from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning six seasons. The show starred Lucille Ball, 171 I Love Lucy Gifs - Gif Abyssher then real-life husband Desi ArnazVivian Vance, and William Frawley. It followed the life of Lucy Ricardo (Ball), a young middle-class housewife in New York City, who either concocted plans with her best friends Ethel and Fred Mertz (Vance and Frawley) to appear alongside her bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo (Arnaz) in his nightclub, or tried numerous schemes to mingle with, or be a part of show business. New trending GIF tagged eating i love lucy… | Trending GifsAfter the series ended in 1957, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials; it ran from 1957 to 1960. It was first known as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.I Love Lucy became the most-watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and it was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings (an accomplishment later matched only by The Andy Griffith Show in 1968 and Seinfeld in 1998).

MY THOUGHTS 

Another vintage Tv Show I am putting on my Favorites List! This is such a classic and I haven’t seen it, being that I’m from Europe. So now Thanks to technology I could watch it and It was amazing. I can totally see why it was (and still is) so popular. It’s easy to watch, funny, and has such a lovable cast. My concern with any old ‘classic” is …How racist and sexist it really is? And I can say it wasn’t that bad(just by watching the first season, can’t comment on the others yet). Yes, it has a big emphasis on the “women place” at home and “men’s place” at the workplace. But taking into the account the year and what was “expected” from people and families in particular at that time,I can’t really criticize. So overall I’m very happy with this TV show, it’s perfect for casual watching when you cook or clean. (And my boyfriend’s parrots love the opening)

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Avon “Luck” for Her Eau de Parfum-review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT :

Sparkling citrus and luscious berries blended with creamy white florals and warm sandalwood.

  • Top: Pink Pepper
  • Heart: Nutmeg
  • Base: Sandalwood Essence

My thoughts :

I got this perfume for myself as a Christmas gift. The price was 4.99 euro for 30ml, so very affordable.

Packaging

I got the 30 ml version, so the packaging is average. It’s a solid glass bottle(a little bit heavy and that’s amazing). The 50 ml bottle is MUCH cuter(it has a bow on it), but the cardboard box of this one is such good quality(very sturdy), I’m impressed.

Quality and Scent

The quality of the perfume is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It stays on my skin a whole day, like around 8h. But on my clothes, it stays even longer, like 24h. I’m so happy with it. The scent is great too, it’s sweet but not overbearing. I love Sandalwood and you can really smell in this perfume.

OVERALL

4 stars
PROS  
  • long-lasting
  • great for everyday use
  • Affordable
  • you can get 30 ml or 50 ml
  • Great gift idea
  • Travel friendly
CONS
  • You can’t buy it in a store, just from a representative
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December Bullet Journal- yes,I’m doing it again!

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Hope this week started amazingly. So…I’m doing it again. Guess Bullet Journaling is my new hobby now. I tried Buju for the second time last month(you can find it here) and it really worked for me.

Let’s see my spreads for the month.

Disclaimer – I’m bad at art
TITLE PAGE

This month my theme was Christmas! I’m so excited about Christmas…you have no idea. So for the title page, I decided to do Christmas trees and little snowflakes.

THE SPREAD 

For the weekly spread, I decided to do minimalistic Christmas lights. I really liked how it turned out.

Christmas Gift List 

Christmas is near…and of course, planning gifts is important. How you can see I’m already writing something in those little tags.

KDRAMA-TRACKER

I did this Kdrama-tracker last month and it worked A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-L-Y! I loved keeping track of everything I watched.

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I binge watched “While You Were Sleeping”- kdrama review

ABOUT THE DRAMA

The best parts of 'While You Were Sleeping' (as told by GIFs) | SBS PopAsiaA young woman with bad premonition dreams meets two people who suddenly develop the same ability.

Nam Hong Joo (Suzy) lives with her mother, Yoon Moon Sun (Hwang Young Hee), a widow who runs a small restaurant. Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk), a rookie prosecutor, and his younger brother, Seung Won (Shin Jae Ha), move in across the street. Since she was young, Hong Joo has had the ability to see bad events before they happen, but she is often unable to do anything about it.

One day, Jae Chan has a strange premonition dream about an accident involving Hong Joo and Lee Yoo Beom (Lee Sang Yeob), a ruthless attorney who used to be Jae Chan’s tutor. Jae Chan decides to interfere in the course of events and ends up saving the lives of Hong Joo and Han Woo Tak (Jung Hae In), a young police officer. When Jae Chan, Hong Joo and Woo Tak then start having dreams about one another, they realize that their lives are now somehow entwined.29 images about While You Were Sleeping on We Heart It | See more about while  you were sleeping, gif and kdrama

But can the three discover the reason that they were brought together, and can they prevent the people closest to them from getting hurt?

“While You Were Sleeping” is a 2017 South Korean drama series directed by Oh Choong Hwan. It is not related to the 1995 American film by the same title starring Sandra Bullock. The script is written by Park Hye Ryun, who previously worked with Suzy on her acting debut in the television drama “Dream High” (2011) and with Lee Jong Suk in the dramas “I Hear Your Voice” (2013) and “Pinocchio” (2014).

  • Drama: While You Were Sleeping (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Dangshini Jamdeun Saie
  • Hangul: 당신이 잠든 사이에
  • Director: Oh Choong-HwanPark Soo-Jin
  • Writer: Park Hye-Ryun
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 32
  • Release Date: September 27 – November 16, 2017
  • Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

It’s a mystery/romance drama and to be honest I didn’t care about the romance at all. I liked the plot, this whole “future seeing” thing was amazing! The first 3 episodes were my favorites, so many twists, and turns. Lee Jong Suk did a great job in this drama ,I loved watching him. Loved the family dynamics and the parallel story lines.

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3,5/5 stars

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

Ahhhh…it was okay,it felt like Suzy tried too hard at times ,but that’s my only complaint. To be honest I reaaalllyyy didn’t care about the romance,the cases and mystery was something I was invested in.

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HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

The ending was so satisfying ,it had everything I love in an ending!

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YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE

Viki / Netflix / Dramacool

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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's_Super_TVSuper TV

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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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas- Book review

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Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

 

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 3,4/5

Main Hero– 4/5

Smexy Times?– some ,not graphic

Overall – 4/5 stars

4 stars

I finally did it ,I read my first Sarah’s J.Maas book,  as a buddy read and I liked it(a lot)! Lucien is my cinnamon roll and I will fight for him. I’m not sure if I’m part of the fandom yet ,but I did enjoy the writing style and the story was amazing. 4/5 stars ⭐ , would recommend!
Have you read it? Did you like it?
I’m already in the middle of the second book and can say that I have some unpopular opinion 
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You Belong: Devotions & Prayers for an Uncertain Heart – Book review

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Today we are starting something different. One of my New Years’ resolutions was getting deeper in my faith, so I have decided every other Sunday I will share with you some Christianity related content I’m enjoying (like online sermons, books or podcasts). If that’s not your cup of tea, that’s totally okay…I have lots of different posts you will enjoy!(like this one “Function of Beauty” Shampoo and Conditioner -UnBiased Review ). Today I want to share with you this beautiful devotional I got for a review from NetGalley.

Let’s dive into my review!

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You Were Created with Purpose by a Loving, Heavenly Father. . .
You Belong!

This lovely devotional, written just for you, is a beautiful reminder of that you were made with purpose by a heavenly Creator… .and that you belong–right here and now–in this world. 180 encouraging readings and inspiring prayers, rooted in biblical truth, will reassure your uncertain heart, helping you to understand that you’re never alone and always loved. In each devotional reading, you will encounter the bountiful blessings and grace of your Creator, while coming to trust His purposeful plan for you in this world. You Belong: Devotions and Prayers for an Uncertain Heart is a wonderful, quiet-time devotional… .whether you’re new to the faith or a long-time believer!

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG

 

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I’m actually blown away by how beautiful this devotional is! The design of the cover and on the actual pages is gorgeous. This is an “open and go” kind of devotional, the prayers are short and sweet, perfect for people who are beginning they’re walk with God! The messages are so well thought thru and help us to connect more with God. I’m really really impressed with this devotional! There are no dates, so you can start whenever you want. I would love to get the physical copy, this will go on my birthday wishlist (I right now have the ebook version). I would definitely encourage you to get the physical copy because it’s definitely worth it! 

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Overall

4 stars

Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own

Preorder this book here 

Bookdepository / Amazon

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November Favorites (2019 edition)

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So ready for Christmas!

 

Hello, My Darlings! I’m back in Latvia and here on my blog,so sorry I didn’t post for a whole week more about why I will tell you in my next blogpost! But now let’s talk about November favorites. Is it too late for a favorite post? Most likely! Will I still do one? Totaly! Let’s dive into it.

 

 

 

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BEAUTY FAVORITES

Beauty Glazed “Lemon” palette

I loved this palette last month! It’s so good, long-lasting and blends amazingly. The lightest shiny shade is my favorite!

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FAVORITE SONGS OF THE MONTH

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FAVORITE BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Opening Night Murders

THE OPENING NIGHT MURDERS
BY JAMES SCOTT BYRNSIDE

This was such a mind-blowing book! It had everything I love – a mystery, dead actress, funny quotes and it all happening in 1935, Chicago. Definitely worth checking out !

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“Starting The Holiday season with a Concert”-Blogmas day 15

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46445966_2337102256364005_5393320373527773184_n (1)Hello, my Darlings! How are you all doing? It’s just 9 days till Christmas, Can you believe it?! How are we already here? My mind is blown away with how was the time is going.48277337_2380605325347031_6697343152639967232_n Last week we had a concert in Adazi(it’s a town in Latvia, 40 km from Riga).To us came a dance collective from Ukraine called ‘Tornado” , with their Christmas program. Our Organisation “Ukrainian center for youth and children in Latvia” with the help of Ukrainian NGO “Flower of Hope” from Harkov made it happen.48180409_2380605662013664_3325240375794204672_n (1) It was such an amazing concert, with beautiful costumes and colorful dance moves .48378804_2380604742013756_3570504539066859520_n (1) We had an opportunity to meet and see one of the famous Step dancers(and actors) in Latvia Maris Puris and his dance school performing step-dance, I have never seen it in real life and I was blown away with how interesting it is. It was a great time and a great concert!I hope next year we will do something like this again.

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Різдвяна казка 2018 З 8.12 по 12.12 в Латвії перебувають учасники Народного естрадного колектива "Торнадо" з Харкова. 9.12 в Адажському культурному центрі відбувся спільний концерт ансамблю"Торнадо"і учнів 2 та 3 танцювального класу Адажської мистецької школи під керівництвом корифея степу в Латвії,актора і великого друга України Маріса Пуріса. Глядачі мали змогу насолодитись прекрасним концертом. Після концерту відбувся майстер клас зі степу,який провів Маріс Пyріс.Діти і дорослі змогли ознайомитись з роботою Мистецької школи,поспілкуватись з викладачами та учнями школи. Учасники концерту отримали подарунки. Приємною несподіванкою для гостей з Уkраїни стало підняття прапора України біля культурного центру м.Адажи. В програмі перебування ансамлю"Торнадо"круїз в Стокгольм ,екскурсії ,зустрічі з ровеснками. Ця подорож відбулась завдяки багатолітній співпраці Українського центру молоді і дітей в Латвії та Харківської обласної молодіжної організації "Квітка надії"(керівник Наталія Гоєнко) та програми Народної дипломатії,яку реалізує Український центр молоді і дітей Латвії з 2011 року.мета якої є "показати Європу з сердини" 📷- Linda Lancmane #ukraine #ukrainiandiaspora #dance #latvia #ukrainiansinlatvia #ukrainascentrsjauniešiemunberniemlatvija #youth #NVO #ādaži

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