Owlcrate boxes

Hello everyone! It’s Friday, I don’t work this weekend and I’m trying to think about positive things because I’m having a terrible day 😦

Last January, I decided to try Owlcrate subscription 🙂

At first, I wasn’t quite sure if I would love it…Owlcrate boxes bring to you a young adult hardcover book and 3-5 book-related goodies. The idea is brilliant and there are many other boxes offering the same but after checking people I follow in Youtube and Instagram, Owlcrate looks wonderful and kind of magical to me.

Anyhow, in February, I received my first box and I loved it, a lot. I feel terrible because I haven’t read any of the books yet (being in the middle of a moving houses process daily problems…), but February’s box was so magical, adorable and cute. In March, my second box, made me adore Owlcrate and with the third one in April I’m just addicted to this subscription. I can’t recommend it enough to people. I highly recommend you to try unless once these boxes. If you’re interested in it, let me know and I can give you a referral 🙂

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So your box will be delivered by post and if you’re not home you can collect it in your post office like I did few days ago 🙂 What can you expect? When you open your box the first thing you will find is a card, with the month theme and on the back all the details of the items that are inside the box. I always read it after I have unboxed everything, don’t want to see any spoiler, hahaha.

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Also, every book comes with a letter from the author and I find this so cute and adorable.

So just come to the “dark side” and join the adventure 😉

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Lots of love,

Angela xx

 

Blush collection

I know I haven’t been too active recently but I’m moving houses and I can’t believe how much time makes you spend on it…I can’t wait till I move definitely to my new flat. Meanwhile, all is packing, moving services, changes address or cancel accounts…a nightmare…

But let´s move to the nature of the today’s post 🙂

Makeup is one of my many big loves along with books and skin care products…and today I’m here to share with you, my blush collection. If you’re as pale as I am, you may find that a bit of blush in your cheeks makes you look healthier and that’s the main reason that makes me love blushes.

I will divide this collection into three sections:

  • RED: 

Somedays you want a bit of colour in your cheeks, you want to have a glow, to look glamorous, to attract the light and, in my opinion, these three blushes are perfect, especially in spring-summer when all colours are brighter. The only thing that you need to consider is that all blushes are buildable and excess of this shades could make you look terrible.

My favourites are New Red by Dior, Orgasm by NARS and Peach Glow by Rituals.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • BROWN:

This is perfect to add a bit of warm, definition and elegance to your face. I prefer these shades in autumn, when the weather still sunny, and you use berry lipsticks and some scarfs…also gives definition to the cheeks and looks brilliant with a gold based highlighter.

My favourites are Santa Rose and Bronze by Rimmel London and Lovejoy by NARS

 

  • PINK:

These are perfect for a natural glow, a bit of colour that will make you look healthier but that can look so natural that people will be unsure if you wear or not a blush. Is perfect for any season of the year.

My favourites are The One by bareMinerals and Rosy Glow by Dior.

 

What about you? What is your favourite blush?

 

Lots of love,

Angela xx

 

 

Tatcha first impressions

 

Hello, hope you are all having a nice Friday 🙂

Recently I post on my Instagram a picture of my first Tatcha purchase. I have to admit that I’m completely in love with this brand. I think brands should take a bit of care of their customers and definitely Tatcha knows how to do it.

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I did my shopping online, direct from Tatcha’s website. Is simple and easy. As first time customer, I have the option of a complimentary product and also three samples.

When I try a new skincare brand I don’t like to buy a full-size product if I haven’t tried a sample and this is very difficult at times. At the end, I read recommendations and reviews and if I really really want to try the product, I will take the risk. This leads to my second point,  Tatcha has a travel size section that I find great. First of all, it’s a great way to try a new skincare product without spending a lot of money and second, travel size packages are so useful.

I did choose Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Brad Spectrum SPF 35+++. I’ve been looking for a sunscreen cream for a long time. I tried before Radical but didn’t like the feeling in my skin. BB and CC creams are a great option but I don’t always want to use them and prefer all the steps in my makeup. The package is lovely, the smell is nice and the feeling in my skin has gained me forever. It isn¡t heavy at all, the skin is so soft after application and works very well with my skincare and makeup products. Overall I love it and will buy the full size.

As a complimentary product I had Classic Rice Enzyme  Powder Travel Size. This is one of the most demanded Tatcha products and after my first application, I understood why. You start with dry hands and face. Classic Rice Enzyme  Powder Travel Size. This is one of the most demanded Tatcha products and after my first application, I understood why. You start with dry hands and face. Only needed half teaspoon of the product and you add some water till creates a creamy foam. You apply onto your face gently and the feeling is just awesome. The skin feels good, clean, soft and overall healthier skin. Once again, I will buy the full-size product.

My chosen samples were:

  • One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil: for this one, I will need more than one use to decide how much I like it. But after just one use, I prefer another Cleansing Oils/Balms like Blue moon by Sunday Riley.
  • Moisture Rich Silk Cream: really like it after my first use. Does not feel heavy on the skin and once again your skin feels so soft.
  • Revitalizing Eye Cream: liked after the first use, nourished the skin and helped with the healthy and glowy skin look.

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If you haven’t tried this brand I highly recommend you do so. They really take care of the details in the packaging, the elegance of the papers, and the products are really good.

Lots of love,

Angela xx

 

APRIL TBR

Hello again and welcome back to Dear Autumn 🙂

I’m here today with my April “To Be Read” list. As you will know by now and if not you can check here, I managed quite well with my March TBR and seems that set small goals is a good idea and helps me to read more. So…the chosen books for this month are and no necessarily in order:

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: I know I will read this one before the super fan event (16th April in London) and I can’t wait to be back in the shadow hunters world. I didn’t want to read or watch many reviews but I know everybody is amazed about it.
  2. Time for some Spanish reading and coming from one of my favourites authors and sagas…need to catch up on this books. Also, so excited to be back in the Vanir world with El Libro de Ardan by Lena Valenti.
  3. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry. My first Owlcrate box came with this pretty book and it’s time to read it.
  4. Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I was so sad that I couldn’t go to meet him in February when he came to the UK, unfortunately, I was in Spain by that time. This books has been on my wish list for so so long and then came to the TBR list…so this month hopefully will be moved to my Read Book List (RBL)

 


 

And you, have you decided what you want to read this month? Have you read any of these books?

Lots of love

 

Angela xx

MARCH WRAP UP

Hello hello again, if I came yesterday with my March Favourites, today is time to my March Wrap up. I did start last month with my first TBR (To be read) list thinking that it would help me to be more organised and read more and…definitely, it did. I’m so happy to say that I’ve managed to read 4/5 chosen books:

  1. Started the month with The Selection and…I don’t know what happens between this book and me but I can’t finish it. I started this book too many times. I re-read part of the book like 4 times but something always happened and I have to stop it…and then start again…so I’m very sad but America’s story will need to wait till other time. It’s now at the end of my TBR.
  2. Following my reading blockage with The Selection I read Saga, volume II. And I love it. Really great story.
  3. After it, I needed the next volume and read Saga, volume III. You can find my full review here .
  4. Moving to classics,  I read The Time Machine by H.G Wells  and found it great. Again, if you want to read a full review, you can here.
  5. Last but not less, came Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard and what can I say? Love it. The review will be up very soon but I can tell you this, if you liked Red Queen…you will love Glass Sword.


 

And that has been my monthly readings. I have a question for you…What do you do with your TBR book that you didn’t manage to read? Do you move them to the next TBR? Do you move them to the last position in your TBR? Would love to hear your opinions 😉

Lots of love,

Angela xx

MARCH FAVOURITES

– MARCH FAVORITES –

 

 

Another month has gone and here we are again, back to my monthly favourites. March has been a hard month with my job (working too many hours) and things in my life (quite a lot of changes) so this won’t be a long one. 

 


BOOKS:
As you probably know by now, I’ve been loving Saga a lot and this month I did read another two volumes but my favourite of the month goes to Glass Sword. Has been great to be back to this universe and all the story grows more complex and brilliant. You will find my full opinion very soon on the blog but again, Victoria Aveyard has won the award “favourite book of the month”
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SKINCARE:

Always hard to choose a product in this category…and seems that recently goes all the time to cleanser products but the feeling in my skin after using this one is just amazing. Big thumbs up to Själ balans deep pore cleanser.

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FASHION:

This month the weather has been a bit mad but in the days that we had sunlight and a bit less cold weather I’ve been using a lot this and I love it.

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TRIPS:

No much of travelling this month after my holidays been working most of the time but a day in London is always a winning to me. I simply love this city.

MOVIE & TV SHOW:
On the TV shows side, I have been watching the same ones: The Walking Dead, The Flash season 2, Shadowhunters, Vikings and Lucifer. I love all of them and I’ve re-watched Penny Dreadful. So to say something different, I would say Penny Dreadful is my favourite this month.
Movies side I’ve watched 2 movies on the cinema. I said I wouldn’t watch it but ended going to watch Batman vs. Superman. To be honest was better than I expected. Maybe I’ve just created so bad expectations that making it good was easy. The other one has been Eddie, the Eagle that I absolutely love!  And this weekend I’ve planned to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 that I’m sure will make me laugh a lot.

MUSIC:

I have two favourites this month that been helping me to go through the day with a good mood:

 

 the other is Renegades by X Ambassadors.

VIDEOGAMES:

In this area, I’m still playing my Pokemon Red and Bravely Second. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

And that is all this month. What about you? What would be your favourites? Let me know.
Also, out of line, I just want to let you know that I’m still using the space in dearautumuk.blogspot.com but I’ve been having some problems updating things so I’ve open this space here if Blogspot still not working properly will be moving here but at the moment I’m using both.
Lot of love
Angela xx