Monday, August 27, 2018

Modern Romance

I recently have been obsessed with checking books out at the Libary and recently discovered my love for audiobooks. I got tired of listening to music in my car so I downloaded and listened to some books in my car. I somehow came across Aziz Ansari's book called 'Modern Romance'. Knowing the comedy he is in, you would think this book gives you laughs after laughs based on his love life, but I'm here to tell you, that's not it at all.

Aziz dives into this book basically going through the different types of courtship in romance that has developed over the years. From people getting married because of their nearby location (across the street) to today's modern romance (finding matches online.. AKA Tinder). It's really quiet fascinating to think about how far we have come and developed all because of technology. We went from talking to each other face to face, to calling each other on the phone, to now texting. He even goes in depth how we have evolved from almost depending on the internet to find someone. The book provides evidence, focus groups, and statistics about how love has evolved over time. He talks about how he studied different cultures and how they were when it came to dating. Once he explored that, he would then go in depth talking about how couples got together, why they were still together, and what makes a relationship successful. He even goes the stretch to talk about cheating and why couples break up.

To me, this book is quite fascinating and I did get a few laughs here and there. I really recommend it. I don't think it's good to have around children, because it's clearly for mature audiences, but I think it's really fascinating with the facts and statistics he was able to provide. So if you're into that kinda stuff, I say to get his book! You won't regret it!

Saturday, August 18, 2018


Amra Olevic, also known as Amrezy, has been modeling and posting her different outfits all over instagram for a while now. She even was given the opportunity to make her own pallet collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills in 2014 and of course I had to get her palette. (Balkan girls gotta stick together!) My review of this palette is that it's absolutely fantastic! I actually have been very careful not to really use it since it was a limited edition. I know that if I end up using it, I won't have the option to buy another one.

I obviously love using 'Glisten' because it's a soft pink but not overpowering and it's a shimmer. Topaz is another favorite one because it's a dark beige color and also glittery. I do use Caramel and Morocco as transition colors because they are matte and blend out beautifully. I have also used LBD (little black dress) when I need a dark black for a good smoky eye. The colors Legend and Vanilla are really pretty for the brow highlight. I will say out of the whole palette, i have not used Emerald or Iridescent Purple and that's only because I like to stick to warm colors - red, orange, browns - so I have yet to expand out of my color zone. I will say that even though I haven't used all the colors on my eye lids, they do swatch very beautifully and are very pigmented colors.

Although I aboslutely loved the Amrezy x Anastasia collaboration, her highlighter was not particularly my favorite. It's actually very pigmented and has a very beautiful color. The only thing I disliked is that it's glittery. I am so use to my Champagne Pop (Jaclyn Hill x Becca) highlighter that I didn't realize how much glitter it didn't have when trying Amra's highlighter. I was very disappointed and kinda wished I swatched it in the store before purchasing it. (I also am a big fan of Nicole Guerrero on YouTube, but didn't end up purchasing her highlighter collab since reviews stated that it was glittery). I did have the option to return it but felt the need to keep it should I ever want a glittery highlighter. I have been putting it on my eyelids to use as a highlighter in my inner tear ducts and that I seem to really really like.

I guess my overall opinion would be a LOVE for her eyeshadow palette but just an OK for her highlighter. If you prefer to have glitter in your highlight, then I strongly recommend to purchase hers. It's a very beautiful golden color that picks up very well on any brush and also swatches beautifully. It's extremely pigmented so a little bit goes a long way!