August 2, 2014

Harvest Pizzeria

Since Alex and I got to spend some time in Columbus we were also able to visit some lovely restaurants there. Naturally a pizza place was a must because I am obsessed with pizza! It's the one food that I am constantly craving. To find a good pizza place we referenced our trusty Yelp app, which always leads us in the right direction when selecting a place to eat. If you've never used Yelp I highly recommend it! We came across a restaurant called Harvest Pizzeria, which got excellent Yelp reviews. 

I must say that we were not disappointed at all by our meal. We split a Margherita pizza and it was so incredibly tasty! We also had some ginger beer to wash it down, I think it's the perfect drink for ginger ale lovers who are looking for something new. Overall, we would definitely come here again! 

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August 1, 2014

The Casual Vacancy Book Review

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Like anyone who grew up around the time that Harry Potter books have emerged, I am a big fan of J.K. Rowling! Primarily because she wrote the best book series ever in the history of books. I am an avid Harry Potter lover, so much so that I've convinced Alex to finally pop his Harry Potter cherry and read it. Needless to say he now loves that stuff!

When I realized that Rowling wrote another book called "The Casual Vacancy" I was immediately interested in reading it. She could do no wrong, right? Well not exactly. The book started out like a normal novel, something happened, then you get introduced to the characters. Typical stuff. 

After reading about half the book I've noticed that this book has been going downhill from page 1. Not in the sense that it wasn't a good book,but it was just so depressing. Literally nothing good, or happy, or cheerful happened the entire time. The further you get into this book the more you see how messed up all of the characters are. Finally, the ending was the saddest thing you could possibly think of and I promise you I am not exaggerating! 

Basically this book is the polar opposite of what Harry Potter books have been. So if you are looking for something resembling those feel good, funny books then this is not the book for you. It deals with a lot of troublesome subjects as well, so it's definitely a book for adults. I give it a 3.5/5

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July 30, 2014

Eco Tools Brushes

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I'm a complete newbie when it comes to makeup brushes. For the longest time I've used my fingers to apply my tinted moisturizer/bb cream and I didn't think I would ever need to get a makeup brush. I also didn't have a lot of brushes for my eyeshadows, which I now realize was a huge mistake!

I've never done much research in the makeup brush territory, so I had no idea which ones were good and which ones weren't. I looked at places like Sephora, and realized that I can't allow myself to spend so much money on makeup brushes especially since I am so new to the whole process. Then I came across Eco Tools makeup brushes and I must say that I absolutely love them. I know I don't have anything to really compare them to but they get the job done flawlessly and perfectly. 

My main go to brush is their buffing brush, which helps me apply my bb creams perfectly and evenly. So needless to say, I won't ever stop using makeup brushes to apply makeup. I am a changed woman!

What kind of makeup brushes do you use? 

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July 29, 2014

Guilty Pleasure Tuesday

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For as long as I can remember, I've never been able to avoid checking out beauty and skincare products at the drug store. I know that seems like typical female behaviour but I am so guilty of it. Whenever someone suggests a trip to the drug store I always insist on accompanying them, because I know that I'll be able to browse my favourite stuff.

The worst part is that 99% of the time I don't need anything there, I'm just going in to "look". But that doesn't stop me from browsing every single skin care shelf and all of their makeup offerings. I guess I'm even guiltier of that at Sephora, because I could go in there everyday and I wouldn't ever have enough of it. I test out all of their tinted moisturizers on my hands, eventually I run out of room and continue on my arms.

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but the fact that my bloglovin is always filled with beauty blogs that suggest great products doesn't help at all. I guess it's just going to be a vicious cycle!

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July 28, 2014

Schönbrunn Palace

No visit to a European country can be complete without a tour of the imperial residence. That place is the Schönbrunn palace in Vienna. I loved the tour of the palace, because we were able to see all of the
rooms and the bedrooms of the royal family. I know it's totally a creepy thing to say but it was very neat to see the furniture in their rooms, their beds, and bathrooms. 


The tour was very informative and you get special devices that narrate the whole thing so it's perfect for going at your own pace. This place was crazy packed though, so moving at your own pace was a bit difficult to do, but that did not ruin the experience for me. 


There are also gardens behind the palace, which were quite beautiful. We didn't end up exploring them too intensely, because there was already so much to see, but the scenery was delightful! 


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