The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict -book review

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54221749In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car—strange for a frigid night. Her husband and daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt to find the up-and-coming mystery author. Eleven days later, she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away.

The puzzle of those missing eleven days has persisted. With her trademark exploration into the shadows of history, acclaimed author Marie Benedict brings us into the world of Agatha Christie, imagining why such a brilliant woman would find herself at the center of such a murky story.

 

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I will start first by saying that I love Agatha Christie ,her books are so dear to me(it was a big part of my childhood). So after seeing this title and reading this synopsis I knew this was something I would enjoy…and I truly did. This book highlighted interesting parts about Agatha’s life I didn’t know and the struggles of “perfect wives” that women were supposed to be. The mystery part was very well developed in my opinion,and the switching chapters from “now” to “then” was an intriguing part of the story. It’s told from multiple points of view ( Agatha’s and her Husband), and it did give the book an extra mystery element. Overall I really enjoyed it – 4 stars 🌟

The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 3,8/5

Smexy Times?– Non or very limited

OVERALL – 4/5 STARS

4 stars

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK

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But I knew it didn’t matter.
Because I was no longer Agatha Miller. I was Agatha Christie.
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Wasn’t that the destiny of all us girls? To be swept away by a man and then swept into the tidal pull of our Fate?
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“Well, then, we just might make quite the writer out of you yet, Mrs. Christie.”

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Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell -book review(Spoiler free)

joanna-kosinska-kKfVAvdBsAw-unsplash50542147Owen Pick’s life is falling apart.

In his thirties, a virgin, and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel—involuntary celibate—forums, where he meets the charismatic, mysterious, and sinister Bryn.

Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. But the Fours family have a bad feeling about their neighbor Owen. He’s a bit creepy and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night.

Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him, following him in the shadows and learning more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre Maddox disappears—and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.

With evocative, vivid, and unputdownable prose and plenty of disturbing twists and turns, Jewell’s latest thriller is another “haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author)Owen Pick’s life is falling apart.

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Smexy Times?– Non or very limited

OVERALL – 3,9/5 STARS

Trigger warning -sexual abuse, child abuse

This was…. unexpected. Everything from the start ,till the end. The writing style was good,we got multiple points of view. I usually hate it ,but in this story, it worked. This book gave an interesting insight and commentary on toxic masculinity and how we see it. I found it unique. The ending….wow , that was…VERY unexpected…like what?! Overall a great book, with an interesting story.

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Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn -book review(and a little RANT)

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23480844. sy475 Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 5/5

Main Hero– 2/5

Smexy Times?– Yes ,a lot

OVERALL – 4/5 STARS

Trigger warning -sexual abuse, miscarriage 

This is not suitable for readers under 16 years old

4 stars

So basically it’s a story about a girl who is dealing with her trauma, it’s raw and not pretty. She thinks it’s the right thing to do, but in reality, it’s not. The writing was good, the setting was good too. I enjoyed this book, but my problem…is the ending.  The book didn’t keep everyone accountable for the mistakes they made, there was no therapist for Mercedes to deal with her trauma in a healthy way. Just lots of slut-shame. That’s my only complaint.

Rant(kind of)

This is not really about this book, but more about sex in Ya(young adult) books overall. In the last few years, I have seen a lot of sex in Ya, much more than there was before. Sometimes it’s appropriate(to the story), sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it opens up good discussions, and sometimes it’s not. I’m all about sexual liberation, there is nothing wrong about talking sex or having sex if you are a consenting adult. But when we are talking about actual children(yes, in my mind everyone under the age of 18 is a child), how far is too far? How can we open up a discussion, without promoting unhealthy behaviors. Would love to know your opinion about it.

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The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher- book review

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49875586Have you ever been wrong about someone?

Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.

Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.

Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…

She shouldn’t get involved.

She really shouldn’t.

But this could be her chance to make a few things right.

Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Main Hero– 4/5

Smexy Times?– Non

OVERALL – 4/5 STARS

4 stars

I didn’t expect this book to be THAT good!To be honest I did read a lot of mixed  reviews for The Wives,so I didn’t have any expectations ,And my oh my…IT WAS GOOD!Like WOW! My first favorite of the year. This was unexpected, lots of twists and turns…but at the same time not creepy. The ending shocked me,and that’s pretty hard to do. Great book,would recommend if you want something more ‘real’in your thriller.

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“More than Friends”was interesting-kdrama review

ABOUT THE DRAMA

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Ten years ago, Kyung Woo Yeon was as innocent and carefree as any eighteen years old might be. With dreams, ambitions, and a heart ready to love, it was only a matter of time before she fell for someone. And fall she did; for her friend, Lee Soo. Unable to hold her feelings in her heart, she confesses to him before he leaves and gets friend-zoned. Seven years later, she tries her luck again only to be rejected again. She is determined to get over what she considers this curse of not being able to experience love. One lonely day in Jeju, she declares confidently that she no longer likes him and decided to leave him.

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He too leaves Korea having a heavy pang in his heart. She had tried every trick to get over this curse that she had, having almost 12 ex-boyfriends. Till one day, when she finds a guy, Joon Soo who offers to be her test man and help her determine whether the fault lies in her or the men she has dated. Having been traumatized by the divorce of his parents in the past, Lee Soo always stops himself from love and chooses to not start something so that it won’t end. After 3 years of leaving Jeju island and his memory of Woo Yeon, Lee Soo comes back to Korea and finds her with another man, but this time he hopes to face his feelings and not let his past overshadow him.

  • Hangul: 경우의 수
  • Director: Choi Sung-Bum
  • Writer: Jo Seung-Hee
  • Network: JTBC
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: September 25 – November 28, 2020

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MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

The whole drama started pretty awkward, the actors didn’t do a great job but with time they worked it out and the drama got sooo much better.I expected a little bit different story then I got. It looked like a fun comedy .but in reality  It’s more “grown up”, I would call it a “melodrama” in a way. I liked it. The plot was interesting,I liked the on/off relationship dynamic.

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

 

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The main romantic plot was a love triangle, it’s not my favorite trope in a romance ,but it was done okay. To be honest I had the worst second-lead syndrome ever in this drama! If you don’t know Second Lead Syndrome or SLS is when you root for the second male lead in a drama and wish the female lead would choose him although you know that it wouldn’t happen.Maybe it was because the chemistry was stronger with the second lead then our main love interest. This romance wasn’t the only one we saw. The friendgroup had they’re own romance/problems we saw here and there and I loved watching it.

 

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

I expected the ending! It was good,sweet and we got answers to some questions. I’m okay with it.

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Beauty Glazed “Neptune” palette review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

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These shadows are extremely soft 9 colors beautiful glitter colors that will go with any skin tone and brighten up any look.

  • Tonal and inspiration from the catwalk, gorgeous high saturated color eye makeup
  • Exquisite opaque, smooth easy away,easily highlight stereo eye level,long lasting shine

 

My review of the Lemon palette by Beauty Glaze

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Packaging

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This is the third palette I have from this brand. Very well made, the packaging is cardboard, it has a magnetic closure. Easy to carry in your bag, would love to have a mirror, but that’s just me.

 

Texture and Quality

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Easy to blend, like it’s suuupppeeerr easy! Eyeshadow doesn’t have any scent and that’s amazing. Doesn’t stain my eyelids. The Yellow shade is powdery and the shimmery shades don’t work well with brushes, but that’s my only complaint.

OVERALL

4 stars

   Pros  

  • Affordable
  • Travel-friendly
  • Beautiful color story
  • Great pigment
  • Cute Packaging

Cons

  • The matt shades are patchy
  • Shimmery shades don’t work well with brushes

 

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Mixa Anti-imperfection, cleansing lotion and Cleansing Gel review

Disclaimer: It"s just my opinion,if you loved those products I'm very happy for you!

My skin type is very oily and acne pron

Mixa Anti-imperfection, cleansing lotion for the face – for oily skin with imperfections

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

Cleanser face. For oily
skin prone to acne and imperfections. Active ingredients – zinc,
salicylic acid, vitamin E, moisturizing glycerin. Gently cleanses
dirt and makeup residue on the skin. Lasting matte effect.
Tightens pores. Improves skin texture. Reduces irritations as a
result of imperfections with 55.5% / under regular use /. Leaves
skin clean, soft and supple. pH 5.5. Xïpoalergenen.
Nekomedonogenen. Without parabens. Alcohol-free. Leave. Developed
under medical supervision. Dermatologically tested. Manufacturer
– France. Established back in 1924, the French brand Mixa e
specializes in caring for sensitive skin. Mixa is cosmetics with
pharmaceutical backgrounds. Guideline in product development is
to achieve efficacy without irritation. The active ingredients in
all products of the brand are scientifically tested and formulas
do not contain alcohol, parabens and colorants. Directions: Shake
before use. Use a cotton swab moistened with Mixa Cleansing
lotion against imperfections and carefully clean the face. Repeat
until the pad does not remain completely clean. Use morning and
night. No need rinsing or scrubbing.

PACKAGING

It’s pretty simple. Plastic, nothing fancy…you can easily get the product out of the packaging and see how much is left.

TEXTURE AND QUALITY

It’s oily…like REALLY oily. Don’t know how it is marketed for “oily and Acne pron” skin.

THE PRICE

I paid around 5 euros with a 30% discount. So it was pretty affordable.

SKIN AFTER USE

IT RUINED MY SKIN! I’m serious. My skin became,2 hours after using this one, super oily like you can FRY FOOD ON IT OILY. I thought it’s one of those products that made your skin worst before making it better(we all know “those” products), but no…My skin is still awful because of this product…and I’m still trying to fix the mess. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND if your skin is not sensitive or is super oily to being with.

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ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

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The wash gel tube is equipped with a pump that ensures hygienic and economical use, because you can easily dispense the amount you pump.

Product Features:

  • Without soap and parabens
  • Neutral pH
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic formula
  • Created under medical supervision
  • Suitable for sensitive skin with imperfections

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACKAGING

It’s the same plastic as the first one, I liked the pump it was pretty handy. You can see the product easily…but to be honest I would love to see it in clear plastic not blue.

TEXTURE AND QUALITY

It’s a thick gel-like formula, very gentle ..too gentle in my opinion because my face still felt dirty after washing it.

THE PRICE

The same as the first product, around 5 euros with the discount.

SKIN AFTER USE

It was one of the worst face washing gels I have ever used! And I have used a lot of those. It’s…simply awful, my face was oily, my acne got worst …It’s just a mess. Would not recommend it at all!

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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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“To All The Guys Who Loved Me” gave me Deja Vu feeling-kdrama review

About the Drama :

 

Seo Hyun Joo is a competent career woman who leads a webtoon planning team. Despite success in her career, she has found little in her love life after experiencing repeated heartbreaks. Now she’s given up on love and marriage completely. Just when she’s done looking for the right person, two men suddenly walk into her life. Hwang Ji Woo is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company, who’s known for his brilliant mind which propelled him to succeed at an early age. While his handsome looks captured many women’s hearts, he only shows interest in Hyun Joo. Park Do Gyum is a webtoon artist who’s been friends with Hyun Joo since they were young. Who will be the one to win her over?

  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Jul 6, 2020 – Sep 1, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

I was excited about this drama ,I love Hwang Jung Eum and almost all of her dramas are in my favorite list. And both of the love interests are really great actors who I enjoy. This had everything I love in a drama : past lives, fantasy aspect,lots of cute moments,very well done love triangle…so why I didn’t absolutely love it? This was almost the same as “Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter,the idea was the same…the main love interests were the same actors…The main difference was this one is more realistic,but that’s basically it.

I was disappointed,maybe if I haven’t seen Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter I would absolutely love this one

3,5/5 Stars 

 

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

This is the situation when the second love interest has better chemistry with the main lead actress. I will not spoil anything,but….the chemistry was through the roof !

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

The big theme of this drama was ” Not getting married”,and well it ended on that. It wasn’t bad,or good…just mehhh.

 

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Syoss Keratin Hair Perfection Shampoo – review

About the product :

Syoss Keratin Shampoo refills the hair structure for a salon-smooth hair feeling with every wash.

  • SYOSS KERATIN SHAMPOO: Refills the hair structure with essential keratin for a salon-smooth feeling with every wash
  • 100% STRUCTURE REPAIR: The professional performance formula with Keratin reinforces the hair structure and repairs existing hair damages
  • FIGHTS HAIR BREAKAGE: Helps to resist hair breakage caused by brushing and styling thanks to the strengthening formula with hair identical Keratin
  • RESTORES THE HAIR FIBER: For stronger, shinier, healthier and salon-smooth hair feeling with every wash

 

My Thoughts :

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Packaging

It’s really bulky, so usually, I just put it in a smaller container for everyday use.

Quality and Scent

This is our 3 bottle of this shampoo, my mom loves it so we always have it in our house. It has a very nice caramel scent ,it’s not overbearing on your hair but you can definitely smell it across the room when someone is having a shower. How I already said my mom loves it , it makes her hair shiny and easy to brush… I, on the other hand, it always makes my hair frizzy. Like REALLY frizzy. Yes it feels healthy and my scalp feels nice…but my hair looks crazy ,don’t know how or why, but that’s how it is for me.

OVERALL

A good family type of shampoo for an affordable price.

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 Pros  
  • Great scent
  • Lots of product in the bottle
  • Great for the whole family
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not travel friendly
  • Makes my hair frizzy

 

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