TAG: Make-up & Books

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be trying something a little different. I am going to be doing the Makeup Book TAG. I am going to be doing it a little different as I am going to be doing more of makeup routine post with the TAG questions. I will try to add links to the products if I can find all of them. I do want to add that I am not a professional and it has taken me a long time to build up my makeup collection. I did post a makeup book TAG back in 2015 which if you would like you can check out here. I am going to try to describe my favorite eyeshadow look, however, it is kind of difficult to explain with words. I hope you enjoy none the less.


1. Primer: A book that left a lasting impression on you
Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, This was my favorite book I read last year it was amazing. It might just because the movie is coming out soon but I just can’t stop thinking about it.
Products: E.L.F. Cosmetics Eye Refresh
Physician’s Formula #InstaReady Face Primer
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer


2. Foundation: Your favorite first book in a series
Book: Graceling by Kristin Cashore, I loved this series as a whole it was amazing,
Products: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

3.  Concealer: Some characters you wish didn’t exist
Book: I believe that most books you even if I hate the character if you got rid of that said character the story wouldn’t be the same. However, one character that I absolutely hate is Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter Series.
Products: Tarte Shape Tape

4. Powder: Your favorite last book in a series
Book: To be honest, I have talked about this before, but I haven’t finished most of the series that I have started so my options are very limited. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling would probably have to be favorite wrap up of a series that I can think of right now. I LOVED that there was an epilogue because I always want to know what happens after the story ends.
Products: NYX Studio Finishing Powder (I don’t often use this powder as I use a powder foundation. Sometimes if I try cream or liquid foundation I will use this powder though)

5. Blush: A book with a cringe-worthy romance
Book: Honestly, I love most romances in books. I am a hopeless romantic so I am not going to pick any couple for this question.
Products: Bare Minerals Pressed Blush in Elation (I cannot find a link to this and I think it is because I got this in a gift set for Christmas)

6. Highlighter: A book that brightens your day
Book: I am going to pick When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon because I just loved it so much.
Products: Bare Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil (I use this when I want a subtle highlight if I want a more glittery highlight I will use my Swamp Queen Palette)

Other Face Products used: Buxom Total Fixation Set & Refresh Gel Face Mist (I also cannot find a link to this and I am not sure where to look for it because I got this as Christmas gift as well)

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7. Eyeshadow: A book with your favorite colors on the cover
Book: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. My favorite color of all time is purple and blue and I just really like the purple on this book with the gold details.
Products: Morphe 35F Fall into Frost Palette (One of my favorite looks is red and gold smokey eye I use shade number 1 all over the lightly blending up. I deepen the outer corner into the middle crease with shade number 2, I deepen it even more with shade number 4 focused on the outer corner only. I then use shade number 3 in my inner corner blending it towards the black. I go over shade number 3 with Sassy Bun from the Swamp Queen Palette)
Tarte Swamp Queen Palette (I can not find a link to this product. As I believe it was limited time only. I did also want to mention that Gator Wings is my favorite highlighter ever and on the rare chance I wear bronzer I will wear Sweet Tea)

8. Eyebrows: A book you think everyone should read
Book: Again, I am sorry but I am double dipping. Everyone should read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. IT IS SO FREAKING GOOD!
Products: Morphe 35F Fall into Frost Palette (I use shade number 5 to fill in my eyebrows and then the clear gel pictured below)


9. Mascara: A long book
Book: I am trying not to pick Harry Potter for every question, however, the last couple books in the series are SOOO long but I love them so much.
Product: Maybelline’s The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara

10. Eyeliner: A dark and mysterious book
Book: I don’t know why but while I was thinking of a book for this question I kept coming back to The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I think it is because I have so many questions about the story.
Products: NYX Professional Makeup Vinyl Liquid Liner
NYX Professional Makeup Super Fat Eye Marker  (I am most likely not wearing eyeliner, but if I am, I am most likely wearing the Vinyl Liner)

Other Products Pictured:
Maybelline’s Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (I use this after filling in my brows, I use the clear one which cannot be purchased online. I get mine at the grocery store)


11. Lipstick: Your favorite book kiss
Book: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, Sydney and Mac, I ship them so hard!
Products: NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien
Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia
NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Cream Lipstick in Biker Babe (Lip color in the photo below)
NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in French Maid (I obviously don’t use these all at once but these are some of my favorites)

Final Look:
Makeup Book Face

I hoped you guys liked this slightly different post. I really love to play with makeup and I saw a couple of booktubers bringing this TAG back recently. I thought I would make an updated version! I TAG you if you are into makeup too! Let me know if you guys liked this more lifestyle based post!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤


Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date Published: April 7th 2015
Pages: 303
Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Bubbles
Goodreads Description: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Non-Spoiler Review:

I do have to say it took me a really long time to finish this book, however, this had nothing to do with the book itself. It took me such a long time to read because I was reading other things for my English class which was higher up on my priorities. It is kind of a funny story on how I finished it though. I mentioned in my wrap-up I usually go to Barnes and Noble after class while I wait for my mom to get out of work. I found myself all caught up on my homework for once and found a copy of Simon. I started reading and just pushed through I read more than a 100 pages. The next day I was at school waiting between classes in the library and found their copy. I started reading again; I had maybe 5 pages left in the book but I couldn’t finish as I already was going to have to run to class. When I got home I finished it right away. So while reading this book I read 3 different copies! I am sorry for that really long story I just wanted to share it with you. On to the real review, I really enjoyed this book. I don’t know if you could tell but I am trying to read more diverse books and I am having great luck with them. As I said before I did really enjoy it, but also when it came to rating it I kept going back and forth between 3.5 and 4 bubbles. I finally decide on 4 because I just thought the story was really cute. One of the reasons I almost gave it 3.5 bubbles was because I thought Simon was kind of a bad friend, don’t get me wrong I know he realized and fixed this. However, I think it was kind of just brushed over with like one sorry and everything was fine again. I wish there was a little building. I also thought some things happened very quickly and them some dragged on and on. Overall I did enjoy the story and would recommend to you. The biggest reason I picked up this book was because Love Simon is coming out next week and I cannot wait to see it.





I do want to say that I had 2 guesses for who Blue was, I quickly crossed out my first guess and my second one was right! I was so excited!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

TAG: I am The Reader

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be doing a TAG Penguin publishing company created a while ago to promote one of their new books.
Question One: What’s the very first book you fell in love with?
I have no idea why, but when I was younger I was OBSESSED with Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass. I haven’t read it in a long time, but I would like to reread it sometime soon

 Question Two: Hardcover or paperback?
I don’t love one over the other. I like them both for different reasons. I like to collect hardcovers, I think they look better on the shelf. However, I like the price of paperbacks.

Question Three: How has reading shaped your identity?
I believe being a reader has impacted my identity greatly, but I feel like it is hard to put into words. There are physical things like at school I was known as the book nerd, I ran a little library out of my locker as I had more popular books than our school library did. Then there is the way I think. I believe being a reader has changed the way I think and interact with other people. I think I have more empathy for other people.

Question Four: What book do you read when you need to be comforted?
I don’t really ever go back to one book and reread it. I usually just look at my shelf and see what book really speaks to me. I do have a feeling that I am going to reread Harry Potter more though.

Question Five: Who taught you to be a reader? (Or did you do it all on your own?)
I don’t really thank anyone “taught” me to be a reader, however, I do need to give credit to my beautiful mother. She has been a very avid reader my entire life and I wanted to be just like her. I started reading with her and didn’t stop. We often read together, have book discussions, and take book related vacations together.
Question Six: Describe your dream reading lounge.
An entire room completely filled with bookshelves on every wall, comfy seating, and all my nerdy trinkets.
Question Seven: What book changed the way you act or see the world?
I believe every book I have read has some sort of effect on the way I act or see the world. I think that is the beauty of reading, you discover things you never would without books.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

February Haul and Wrap-Up + Update

Hello Readers, I know this is weird, I haven’t posted in a month. I mentioned in my January Wrap-Up that my work and school schedule has been crazy I wasn’t kidding. For almost all of February anytime I was not at work I was at school or doing homework. I decided to take this month off. I am going to try to pick up reading and blogging again in the upcoming month. On the days I drive to school I usually go to Barnes and Noble to study while I wait for my mom to get out of work. Because of this, I have had some impulse book buys that I am not ashamed of.

Book Haul:

  1. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  2. The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe Translated by Lilit Thwaites
  3. Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (I actually bought this book in January and forgot to add it in my haul last month)

Music I am Loving:

I switched to Spotify this month and here is my monthly Playlist

What I am watching on Netflix and Hulu:

  1. Bobs Burgers (All Caught Up)
  2. Greenhouse Academy

Reading Wrap-up:

  1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    My Rating: 4 out of 5 bubbles
    Pages: 303
    My Review to Come

Total Monthly Page Count: 303
Goodreads Goal: 3/32
CR: Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, Across the Universe by Beth Revis, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, and My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

January 2018 Haul and Wrap up

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing my January Haul and Wrap Up. Also, some other things I have been liking and things I have been up too. I am going to really try to keep up with reading and blogging, however, right now my work schedule is crazy busy and I am a full-time college student. I did start reading a book for my English class called My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor and I am loving it for a non-fiction book.

Book Haul:

  1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  2. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (Gifted to me)

Library Haul:

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Audiobook)
  2. The Gloden Compass by Philip Pullman (eBook)
  3. Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Music I am Loving:

  1. River by Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran
  2. Supernova by Ansel Elgort

Life Highlights:

  1. I started my second semester of college
  2. I went to a local winter festival

What I am watching on Netflix and Hulu:

  1. The Office (Finished)
  2.  That 70’s Show
  3. What Happened to Monday
  4. Bobs Burgers

Reading Wrap-up:

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
    Rating: 5 out of 5 Bubbles
    Pages: 759
  2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    Rating: 2 out of 5 Bubbles
    Pages: 247
    My Review Here

Total Monthly Page Count: 1,006
Goodreads Goal: 2/32
CR: Across the Universe by Beth Revis, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, and My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Publisher: Square Fish
Date Published: May 2007 first published 1962
Pages:  247
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Bubbles
Goodreads Description: Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Non- Spoiler Review:

I was sooooo excited to read this book because the movie trailer looks AMAZING. I was super disappointed. If you have been around for a while, you know I barely ever give a rating under 3 stars. I think the world and concept are great, but the world building is not there and they just throw random information at us and don’t explain further. I felt like there was a lot of information that we got that we didn’t really need and then there was information that was missing that we did need. My mom read it earlier this year and was also disappointed. She loved it as a little kid but reading it know she didn’t like it as much. She was a little more generous with her rating giving it 3 stars. I am definitely going to see the movie still, however, I will not be continuing with the book series.





I wanted to love this book so bad. I think the concept is amazing the pay off was just not there. At first, I was really confused if we were in a normal world or a fantasy one. This may have been because I was just so excited to get into the “Magical” aspect of the book, but I was still confused. I think what threw me off the most was Charles Wallace knowing what Meg was thinking and needed. I know it wasn’t the world that was magical at this point it was Charles Wallace himself. Also if Meg and Charles Wallace were sent on this quest why weren’t the twins? Also on a different note can we please talk about the romance in this book? Okay so if you know me I love a good love story but this one was just odd. I thought Clavin and Meg were cute at first holding hands and such, but then, in the end, they just randomly kissed. I felt like there wasn’t any relationship between them; They barely knew each other. I know it is a classic fairy tale, however, I wouldn’t recommend.




Have you read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle? What were your thoughts? Did you love it? hate it? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Bubble Blabber… I have failed…

Hello Readers,

I am just going to come out and admit it. I have failed horribly at the Biannual Bibliothon this time around. I mentioned that I wasn’t sure what my school or work schedule was going to be like and I ended up being really busy. College always comes before my reading and blog time and it showed this week. I haven’t read a single book that was on my Biannual Bibliothon TBR this doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading but I haven’t fulfilled any challenges. I have listened to my audiobook for Across the Universe by Beth Revis and I have read a little bit of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I also started a book for my English class called My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. I have also taken a week off from blogging, most of you know I pre-write my post and set them to upload. However, I was planning on doing the blog challenges for this week of the Biannual Bibliothon as you know that did not happen. I do have some to upload next week so look forward to them! I apologize for my brief hiatus I hope to be back soon!

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤