Take Care of Yourself – Beauty Edition

Not to brag but I’ve been taking my self-care beauty routine really seriously lately and my skin feels fantastic! Okay, let’s be clear about this. I’m definitely not a beauty guru or expert and highly doubt what I’m saying on this post is 100% correct. However, I just wanted to share a few things I have been regularly using in my routine to really feel like a million bucks and I want you to feel that way too.

The following post is lists out products I include in my routine and brief explanations of what I personally do to make myself feel like a new person. Hope you enjoy!

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1. Take Off Your Makeup

My favourite part of my routine is removing all the layers of makeup I put on in the beginning of the day. I usually wipe off all of it with micellar cleansing water and baby wipes (they’re a whole lot cheaper and work the same than makeup remover wipes) before I do a wash. The wash I use usually has some acne treatment in it to prevent pimples from forming and to really get into my pores and remove all the dirt and oil.

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What I’ve Been Watching on Youtube

I like to think I watch a lot of Youtube. Instead of reading, getting absorbed into a new TV series, or start a movie I would most likely not finish in one sitting, I like opening the Youtube app on my phone and sinking into a two hour binge of random videos before I go to bed. I’m not going to be featuring any Booktubers on this post simply because they deserve a separate post but if you want to discover new channels on topics like comedy, news, and lifestyle then definitely keep reading this post!

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Comedy 

College Humor

College Humor has been a successful sketch comedy Youtube channel ever since I was in middle school or highschool and that was like 10 years ago. They make a lot of sketches on a wide range of topics including politics, social norms, and popular media. I usually pick out things to watch based on the titles and which cast member is featured in the picture. My favourite cast member had to be Zac Omaya who had original witty content.

Check out ‘Technically a Meal’ for a fun take on a broke adult life meal.

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I’m Sick & Bored ~ An Update

Hi.

I normally don’t write personal life updates blog posts but since I’ve been really slacking with blog posts (I only post reviews when I read an ARC), I’ve decided to come back and make an appearance. There’s an itch inside me to write something but I have no idea what to write about that will interest you and me enough to finish it. So here’s a post about me and what I’ve been up to.

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Based on the title you should know I’m sick

I like to say overall, I’m a decently healthy person. Sure, my main diet consists of McDonalds and an unhealthy amount of caffeine consumption but I hardly get sick. In fact, I probably get sick once a year. Never twice. It’s March and I’ve hit my quota for the year. Common symptoms include headache, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and MAJOR congestion. I absolutely cannot stand be congested. I just want to do the thing I’m supposed to do to stay alive. And that is to B – R – E – A – T – H – E.

I called in sick at work on Friday and I’m just so done. Did I mention being sick is very boring? Like you can’t really do anything because you just don’t have the energy and your brain is all fuzzy so you can’t enjoy TV/Movies as much or read for that long.

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I Have an Odd Reading Problem

 

chatting with remarakablylisaObviously, I’m a reader.

I have a blog filled with majority of book reviews and promos. My instagram is dedicated to photos of books. And for the past month, I’ve spent 3 hours each week taking photos of books and I’ve read over 20 books for the month of February.

Reading is a hobby. For some, reading is taken more seriously. I remember for the past two or three years since starting the Goodreads Reading Challenge that it wasn’t just a challenge to read a certain amount of books each year but how many books I can read to surpass my personal goal. Then it went to being competitive against myself and beating my personal best.

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Things to Do On a Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sundays are the best days to ever happen to you. After a hectic week of busting your butt to work or to school, you deserve a rest day where you roll out of bed, brush your teeth, eat something, and crawl back into bed.

Let’s face it. The really important emails you need to reply to can wait one more minute. You don’t really have to wash your hair today. Do it tomorrow. And groceries? Yeah, you can figure that out on Monday. Because you truly deserve a this  Lazy Sunday in the comfort of your own room.

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I’m Back!

I know it’s been almost been an entire year of me not blogging and writing book reviews but I am back!

I haven’t stopped reading or anything. I’ve actually read more and more but writing proper reviews on here stopped and only short reviews have been made on my Goodreads.

With that being said, I’m back and I’m planning to write many reviews for books to come. Watch out for my newest review that might be coming soon!

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you so much @lesliesbookblog for the nomination! I’m so honored! If you haven’t followed her yet, definitely give her one, and check out her gorgeous instagram too. That’s how we first met.

Rules:

– Thank the person who nominated you.
– Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
– Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.

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1.) Do you like going into books completely blind or do you prefer having an idea or a sense of understanding of what you’re about to read?

I tend to like to know what I’m reading because then I would know if it fit my preference at the moment. I’m a strong believer that our perspectives and opinions of books are affected by how we feel at the time of reading. So, if I want to read a mystery because I’m feeling kind of dark and gritty, I’ll pick one off the shelf and read that instead of forcing myself to read a new release of some book.

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Inside Out Book Tag

Hi guys!

I felt that my blog is more focused on book reviews right now which is fine because that’s the whole point of a book review blog but I wanted to change it up and maybe post some things that are fun to read.

So here’s a book tag I took from booksbiscuitsandtea. You can find her original post here.

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Inside flap / Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)Inside flap / Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough (Discuss)

I have to admit that I skim the summaries sometimes and depending on the situation I’m in, I may get really confused by them. If it’s noisy on the street, I may think a female character is having a relationship with her brother because I’m confused. I know! It’s horrible. But I blame it on mostly not having enough.

New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: audio book, e-book, paperback, or hardcover?

I bought a new tablet so I’ve been addicted to using it to read! It’s just easier to hold, turn around in my bed, readjust my sleeping position, or just tapping to skim boring pages. But I really enjoy buying physical books. I love owning them and holding them in my hands. I prefer hardcover because they’re so glorious. It just sucks that it’s expensive.


Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean? (Tell us why)

I have no need to make notes. Ha! I usually just remember tidbits I liked and disliked and discuss about them in my reviews.

In your best voice, read for us your favourite first sentence from a book.

how do i do this lmao??

Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

Personally, I tend to read a lot of romance novels so it’s weird for me if I read a romance written by a male. However, when reading a young adult novel, I have certain expectations for books written by male and female. For male, I tend to lean towards books featuring quirky boys who find themselves in hilarious awkward situations. I expect to laugh, to groan from all the sexual jokes, and giggle at how ridiculous they are sometimes when they’re with their friends. For female, I expect more romance and more friendship bonding.  Majority of my books are written by females so I guess I tend to really like female authors!


Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?

Hell yeah! Why not? Sometimes I’m so unsure of what will happen or who will the main hero be in a story, I flip ahead. I have no shame.

Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?

My shelves are a mess. I tried to organize them by genre and type of sub-genre but after I take photos for my instagram (remarkablylisa), they’re a mess.


Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Of course. Who hasn’t? In a world where our attention span is literally as fast as a notification popping up on our phones, who doesn’t judge something by cover first when picking out books to read their summaries? We simply don’t have time to waste on uninteresting covers.

Take it outside to read, or stay in?

Let me sleep in my bed while reading and I’ll be happy.