My husband lives in board shorts over the summer. Heck, I’m pretty sure he would wear them year round if he could. With that being said, he’s always on the hunt for a new pair or two, at a good deal of course! So when I saw today’s deal from Reebok- Buy Any 2 Pairs of Board Shorts for $50, I had to jump on it! Now, if only the warm weather was included.
The hubby said he wants this pair. I like them too. Originally $50, with this deal they will be $25. Score!
Thanks to the large number of subscription boxes I receive each month I rarely venture down the cosmetics aisle when I go to CVS, Walgreens, or Target. I don’t need any beauty products so venturing down that aisle is about as tempting as it gets as I generally try to talk myself into (and then out of) buying whatever product has just been released.
As I’ve often mentioned here, I am a sucker for eyeliner. I’m also a sucker for eye makeup that doesn’t look to caked on, so when I spotted the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeliner Trio on a recent trip to CVS I knew that I was done for and didn’t even try to talk myself out of purchasing the package.
The set contains three full-size glittery eyeliner colors – nude, pewter, and black – that will help you create a fairly natural look that contains the perfect amount of shimmer.
The colors, I think are pretty fantastic! I think my personal favorite is the pewter color, which is fantastic when you don’t need something quite as dramatic as black but you want something with a little more “oomph” than your typical brown or charcoal.
I was originally interested in Bettula when I saw that they made an assortment of birch bark vases, but when I scrolled through the site a bit more I absolutely fell in love with their birch bark jewelry pieces. For whatever reason, I really love wood jewelry. It doesn’t matter the type of wood, I just think it’s a gorgeous natural look and when something is made of wood each and every piece is going to have a unique look thanks to the grain, coloring, or type of wood used.
As for sustainability, all of the pieces made by Bettula are gathered from dead and fallen trees, so each of these items is giving new life to something that would otherwise be left on the forest floor.
Bettula has a bunch of great pieces, all of which are quite affordable but unlike most other jewelry on the market at the moment. If you’re looking for something unique for yourself or a loved one, this shop is definitely worth checking out!
This is just a quick reminder that the end of the month is near, which means that if you’re an Amazon Prime member + Kindle book reader you will definitely want to download your two free February Kindle First Books ASAP! A new selection of books will become available on March 1, at which point you’ll have to start paying for the February options.
Synopsis:The story follows sixteen-year-old Clara as she discovers shimmering, iridescent scales on her sister, Maren. Her sister is becoming a mermaid. Terrified by the implications—no mermaid can live apart from the sea—Clara sets out on a journey to save Maren. During her travels, she soon realizes: If her sister is a mermaid, then what is she?
Synopsis: It’s 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world.
Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland’s largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees, and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault’s safe-deposit boxes were lost.
In the years since, Cleveland’s wealthy businessmen kept the truth buried in the abandoned high-rise. The ransacked offices and forgotten safe-deposit boxes remain locked in time, until young engineer Iris Latch stumbles upon them during a renovation survey. What begins as a welcome break from her cubicle becomes an obsession as Iris unravels the bank’s sordid past. With each haunting revelation, Iris follows the looming shadow of the past deeper into the vault—and soon realizes that the key to the mystery comes at an astonishing price.
If you’re a fan of GroopDealz, then I highly recommend checking out their epic sale! Now, for a limited time, you can get up to 90% off! I want one of everything, please! One can never have enough jewelry, clothing or home decor.
Unfortunately, only black and royal are left. I waited too long, as I’m absolutely smitten with the burgundy color, but I’m not going to wait any longer. At this price, I’ll get both. I live in maxi skirts over the summer. Sold.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was released on January 15 and billed as the next Gone Girl, which meant that I had to read it immediately. (Although per my review I remain on the fence over the Gone Girl ending!) I was in desperate need of a good distraction to get me through the final days of pregnancy and this book came through with flying colors.
Synopsis: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
What I found interesting about The Girl on the Train is that it is told by 3 unreliable female narrators, each of whom is quite unlikeable. In fact, the cast of characters in this book is fairly small and there’s not a likable character in the bunch. Is it weird of me to say that it was almost a relief to not feel like I had to root for anyone? The women all become more sympathetic by the end of the story, but overall it was fun to read a book that I didn’t want to put down without having any emotional ties to any one character.
I found this book to be fairly fast-paced and without much extraneous plot that wasn’t related to the mystery. I couldn’t put it down because I just had to know how it ended. Whereas I found myself baffled by the lack of a decisive ending in Gone Girl, this was not the case in The Girl on the Train and I appreciated that a full story was told from start to finish, with no open questions remaining.
Overall, I’d give The Girl on the Train 4 out of 5 stars. It’s an intriguing mystery that will be just as good as you pass the time on a cold winter’s night as it will be this summer on the beach.
If you have mega bucks to spend, one of the most popular handbag styles you’ll see this spring is the Chloé Drew Bag. This bag is popping up on fashionistas and style bloggers everywhere!
Of course, being Chloé, the bag doesn’t come cheap. I’ve spotted this handbag style retailing for anywhere from $1,200 – $2,000+!
While it’s not an exact match – finding the horseshoe-shaped saddle bag is proving to be difficult right now, but I’m sure there will be plenty of other options on the market soon – we did spot a couple of passable Chloé Drew Bag looks for less!
However, for a truly affordable version the Crossbody Handbag with Turnlock is available in a range of colors from Target and features the similar horseshoe shape of the Chloé Drew Bag, though the shape of the flap and the strap is obviously different. Still for a 99%+ savings, I think I can be OK with those differences!