June Book Haul

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I hope you’re all great! I started my summer internship yesterday and, even though I’ve only been there two days, I’m liking it more than I thought I would so far. Let’s see how it goes from here…

Anyway, today I bring you the list of books I bought last month. Continue reading

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NYX Beauty Haul

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I’m back with another post, this time about a haul I did this month. NYX opened a little temporary store in my city so I went there to buy a couple of things because I really like the stuff I own from NYX. Honestly I ended up buying more than I intended on but there’s nothing I can do about it now.

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Hopeless Fountain Kingdom – Halsey

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I’m back with another album review, this time of Halsey’s second album: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

Before we get into that, I just want to update you on two things. First, I created an instagram account exclusively for my blog so feel free to follow me on there if you want (@justme_joana). Secondly, next Wednesday, I’ll be starting my summer internship (which I’m really anxious but also excited about) and I’ll be there the whole month of July and the last three weeks of August, so I’m sorry if I don’t have much time to be on here. Continue reading

Empties #3

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I had my last exam today and it went horrible so I don’t have much hope about it, but we’ll see.

Anyway, I’ve been planning this post for a while since I realised I’d emptied quite a few stuff in the past months. I’ve finally gotten around to write it so here we go… Continue reading

Last Young Renegade – All Time Low

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I’m sitting in my bed, listening to music and with a cup of tea and I just had this urge to write, like I always do in not so great days. My mental health hasn’t been that good. I feel too much pressure on my shoulders because of university stuff and more things keep happening and it has been rough for my anxiety. The last two weeks have been really challenging for me and it has been taking a toll on my mental health but I’m dealing with it. And even though it was my intention to go further into this subject here, when I started writing I realised I wasn’t ready for that yet. However, I really wanted to blog about something and I remembered​ some  old posts I used to write, so here we are with an album review, which I haven’t done in a year or more.

So this month two of my favourite artists released new albums: All Time Low and Halsey, and I can’t get enough of both of them. So tonight I’m here to talk about ATL’s new album, Last Young Renegade and I’ll try to make one post about Halsey’s soon.

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May Book Haul

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It’s been a while since I last published something but it’s the end of the semester so I haven’t had much time these past couple of weeks. I turned twenty-two on the 27th, so there’s that (22 by Taylor Swift might or not be my go to song at the moment…).

Anyway, I was going through the books I bought in May, thinking I’d only bought like two or three when I realised I bought quite a few so I decided to once again share them here.

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  • Cassandra Clare – Lady Midnight

After reading The Mortal Instruments series, I’d been wanting to start this one for a while. I still haven’t but I’ve bought the book, which is a start…

  • Paula Pimenta – A Princesa Adormecida (I guess in english it would translate to Sleeping Princess)

The author is Brazilian so I really don’t know if it has been translated to any other languages other than Portuguese (I actually think the book was translated from the Portuguese spoken in Brazil to the one spoken in Portugal because I read it and it didn’t seem from Brazil at all). Anyway, it’s a shame if this book isn’t translated to any other language because I loved it so much! It’s such a good book! It’s about a princess that has to move away to another country (Portugal, actually) because she’s in danger and she lives with her uncles and they don’t let her have much freedom just to protect her, but then one day she decides to go out without them knowing and she meets a boy and things get complicated. But you know, it’s a very light book to read and it’s quite addicting. I was finished with it like four hours after I started reading it to be honest….

  • Rex Stout – Black Orchids

Well, I actually got this book for free. It’s from an old collection of crime and mystery short novels and there’s was this campaign at the book store that if you bought one of the new books from that collection, you’d get one of the old ones so that’s what I did.

  • Ellery Queen – Halfway House

This was the book I bought from the collection to get the last one for free. Plus, it was really cheap as well!

  • Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler – The Future Of Us

I bought this one mainly because it’s from the same writer as Thirteen Reasons Why, but it also seemed a very interesting book.

  • Haruki Murakami – Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

I actually didn’t buy this one. It was a birthday gift from my cousins and their girlfriends, since they all know I love books so much. It’s a bit different from what I normally ready and they knew that when they bought it, but they thought it was good from me to read other type of books and I honestly can’t wait to read it, because it seems quite intriguing.

 

So yeah, this was what I had for today. I have a couple more post planned so I hope that I have time for them. Don’t forget to tell me if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought about them.

Until next time,

Jo xx

On A Budget: Free Samples

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Today I bring you quite a different post but it’s something I wanted to share with you. I’m sorry about my inconsistency in blogging by the way, but university has been chaotic!

Anyway, today I want to talk about making the most of free samples. There’s always new products entering the market but, being on a student budge, I don’t have money to try all the ones I wish I could. Very recently I noticed both on Facebook and Instagram that some brands gave you the opportunity to try those new products more easily, whether it was by giving you free samples or discount vouchers. Since then, I’ve been using that to my advantage. Continue reading

April Book Haul

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I’ve had a really busy couple of weeks! Academic week in my university has just started and I’m really excited about it! I just got home (it’s 4 a.m. here) but I really wanted to make this post (I’ve wanted to for a while).

So, as you might or might not know, I’m quite the book lover and in April I ended up buying quite a few books. Continue reading