“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because if your words.”
Good morning all! In case you all don’t know yet, my absolute favorite book of all time is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It’s got magic, interesting plot twists, such lovely writing and a love story aspect that is so genuine and beautiful. I’ve been searching for a hardback copy of it since I read it last year and I’m so, so happy to have found one online! So this is the #lastbookibought tag tagged by @insyiirxh, thank you! 😊❤️📚
anon asked for: Belle & Adam + Egyptian The Mummy AU
Belle Carnahan has had a passion for books, particularly rare books, ever since she was a little girl. She grew up surrounded by ancient texts due to her father’s career as a museum curator, and her appreciation for the written works of lost worlds landed her a job as the librarian at the Cairo Museum of Antiquities.
Adam O’Connell is a notorious treasure hunter who finds the most incredible ancient texts and relics. Belle is always the first to greet him at the museum doors when he returns from one dig or another with his latest haul - many of which have included ancient Egyptian scrolls, priceless royal jewels, and more manuscripts that she can keep an account of.
But when he arrives at the museum with a map that supposedly will lead the pair of them to the lost Egyptian city of Hamunaptra, Belle is certain that he has to be joking. Hamunaptra is, according to ancient Egyptian legend, where the Book of Amun-Ra resides - a book made of solid gold containing all of the Ancient Egyptians’ mythical secrets. Legend has it that it was forged by the gods themselves and possessed magical powers.
But Adam isn’t joking. He’s entirely serious, and a tad giddy; who wouldn’t be giddy over he prospect of finding a book that precious? Not to mention every other treasure undoubtedly hidden in the city.
Laden down with books, tea, whisky and firearms, the two set out for the ancient city with the map in hand. But what they find there isn’t the Book of Amun-Ra - it’s the ancient Book of the Dead. An onyx book filled with dark curses and a particular incantation rumored to be capable of bringing about the end of days. Of course, while rather tipsy on whisky laced tea, Adam and Belle find the prospect of such magic incredibly amusing and utterly ridiculous.
“After all,” Belle muses, the book sprawled out in front of them, “No harm ever came from reading a book.”
Up until that moment, perhaps she would have been right. But the second that she read the forbidden incantation within the text, a powerful curse was released - and, deep within the tombs below them, a terrifying, vengeful mummy was awoken in his sarcophagus. Things grow very complicated very quickly when the mummy kidnaps Belle, with plans to use her as a vessel for reincarnating his lover from beyond the grave.
It’s up to Adam to rescue her and it’s a race against the clock. Will he be able to save the girl that he’s admired fiercely for years or will she become the undead bride of a reanimated corpse?
Gone are the days of heavily matte skin instead gorgeous, glowy skin is the ultimate focus and thanks to this trend (which is definitely here to stay) there are hundreds of products on the market that can give you gorgeous Victoria Secret skin in a heartbeat. Those with oily skin, don’t have to fret just yet, trust me, you can still rock the luminous look.
The Skincare: If your skin is super lackluster try a whole skincare line dedicated to giving you a healthy glow, otherwise a serum, which is designed to brighten your skin will suffice.
The Prep: Don’t use a moisturiser, instead just use a small amount of facial serum to prep your skin. Not only will makeup last longer, but your skin will also look fresher. Follow with an illuminating primer that will reflect light to set the perfect base for your makeup.
Hi there, finally got the time to gather my thoughts into words and it goes kinda like this: imagine helping Leonard Christmas shopping for Lisa. Thanks for listening and please keep delighting us with your stories
“Remind me,” the low drawl came from beside you, reminding you, not for the first time, of Leonard’s disapproval of this plan. “Why must I buy her something?”
“Because,” you start with a good natured roll of your eyes as you turn to him, “this shows you care.”
“No, this shows that I was forced to go to a department store,” Leonard counters, giving you a pointed look. “We both know I could get her something better…”
“Yes, you could steal something,” you reply in a hushed voice. “But what does that say? ‘Hi sis, I decided to put this one thing aside from my latest haul, thought you might like it? I know you can’t actually wear it or anything because, well, it’s stolen, but hey, who cares?’”
Between the look of disbelief thrown your way and the slightest of twitches on his lips, it was easy to tell you hadn’t succeeded at getting your point across so much as amusing the man. Yet somehow, with a conceding nod, he gave in.
“Jewellery?” he asks with a raised eyebrow, curious as to exactly what you had planned.
My latest haul arrived last month and I can finally start putting together my keychain/strap display! (I think my bias is showing - guess who my five favs are. 🙈)
HUGE shoutout to @tigersplaygrnd for being the absolute best proxy ever: I had an entire wishlist full of rarities that I was SURE would take me over a year to find and she goes and tracks them all down in one go. I will never stop being amazed by what she does, so thank you thank you thank you!
My latest hauls came in and I’m so excited!!! I totally forgot some of the things I ordered and they came as a such a huge surprise. Even a few things I did purchase surprised me with surprise stuff inside! My special edition volume 7 had a Tetsu card inside fall out on me when I opened the book. And I totally forgot my glass which ended up being one of my favourite things * v * I will never drink out of it, but it’s so lovely!!!
Lets start from scratch! Because with constant new releases, from beauty to skincare, seasonal fashion trends or even attending every social function, managing your finances can become a little too overwhelming! If you’re in your 20s, you’re always debating whether you’re too young for major responsibilities or too old for spending your entire wage over that newly released Gucci Marmont matelassé bag. Here’s going back too basics…
I’m someone who has suffered dry lips for as long as I can remember and boy have they gotten bad. Some days I would wake up with dry, cracked, peeling and sometimes even bleeding lips, and no matter how many diet changes I made, how much water I drank nothing really helped, but after my years of beauty blogging I’ve come across a few amazing products and tips to help get rid of dry lips and keep them in tip top condition…
Some of my favourite lip care products which include: *Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, Manuka Honey, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, *Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, *Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Balm, *Rosehip Plus Roll On Oil
After you’ve selected a red lipstick to rock, you’re probably asking yourself this question: How exactly do you rock it?
it comes to wearing red lipstick it’s best to keep the rest of your
makeup simple. Bright eyeshadow and red lips can look a little retro
whilst super dark smoky eyes can edge on goth. Whilst it’s fine to wear red lips with whatever makeup combination you like, these are a few tips and tricks to try if you’re a little bit shy.