Saturday, March 23, 2019
If you've been on the internet for a while and play video games, you probably know who Pokimane is.
If for some reason you don't, let me fill you in. Pokimane is a popular Twitch streamer/Youtube gamer who is super popular for being a prominent face in female streamers.
I actually really love her videos as she is super adorable and sweet and when I heard she was coming out with her own eyeshadow palette, I was, as the kids say, shooketh.
I immediately preordered it and it arrived at my door within about 4 days.
First impression was the packaging was absolutely adorable!
The palette was a partnership with Winky Lux, and I had never ordered from them before so I don't know how their standard packaging is but the flowers and baby pink was right up my aesthetic alley.
The palette itself was pinky-purple and covered in flowers. Very girly and sweet.
On the back, Pokimane says the shades are named after some of her favorite things, with names like pink pixels and glazed donut.
When I swatched them, I was slightly underwhelmed. The pigmentation isn't very heavy, but the shimmers were very nice.
The shades are very much in line with the typical makeup look Pokimane wears in her streams/videos with champagne, reds, and warm neutral shades.
Overall, I really liked the shades. Though they swatched a little weak, they were very blendable and I loved that the colors were wearable for everyday.
My least favorite shade had to be Pink Pixels. It kind of reminded me of a kid's glittery makeup shade, with a vaseline type of consistency, layered in red glitter. I think it would be nice over a red lip but maybe not on the eyes since it isn't very pigmented.
All in all, I think the palette was pretty good for the price of $25. I love supporting my favorite creators when I can, and so I feel pretty good with this purchase. There is also a Poki lip balm that you can also pick up on the WL website if you so desire. I personally didn't get that because it is a bit too nude for me, but it may be a great companion to these shades.
If you want to pick up your own, check out the palette here!
Monday, March 11, 2019
Gonna pretend like we aren't halfway through March already and talk about my TBR for this month. As of writing this I haven't finished any of these books, but when this post goes up I'll probably be done with one of these (oh so ambitious!).
This month is the first month that I actually have a TBR that I think I may complete, because I own all the books and I am finally back on my reading game. SO without further ado, let's chat about them.
1. Armada by Ernest Cline
If the name sounds familiar, it's because the author is also the author of Ready Player One, which was one of my favorite books. A lot of people weren't fans of these books because they found them to be too geek-centric and making too many references but I really enjoyed RP1 and so far am really loving Armada. I love the story and it gives me Wargames/Starship Trooper vibes. There are also a ton of references to sci-fi, video games, and geeky stuff in general which I adore.
2. Absolute Boyfriend Vol. 1 & 2 by Yuu Watase
I haven't read much manga this year and I really wanna remedy that since I love manga. I also want to build up my physical manga collection so I'm going back to a series I really enjoyed in the past. I read AB 1 a LONG time ago but don't really remember it so I wanted to re-read it and get into the rest of the series.
3. Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña
This is the final book in the DC Icons series and it comes out this month which is super exciting. I already pre-ordered it and it's on it's way so I'm so stoked to read it. I have to admit Superman is my least favorite superhero but I adore this set and all the books so far have been amazing so I'm ready for this one.
4. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
....yeah I am so behind on reading this book and Finale is coming out in May and I STILL haven't read this one. I've owned it since it came out and I ended up forgetting I owned it. That's how long I've had it. I hate having unread books on my shelf so I really want to read this. I may have to refresh on Book 1 since it's been forever, but it's gonna happen.
5. The Wicked King by Holly Black
Another book I've had for a bit, I loved The Cruel Prince and I wanted this sequel so bad and then when I got it, I was in a reading slump and had no motivation to read. So now that I'm back on my reading, I'm down to finally read this and get back in this world.
What is your TBR for March? Let's chat about it!
Saturday, March 9, 2019
So following my last post, I've been working on myself and my life lately and though it fluctuates, it's been a lot better just focusing on myself.
Also therapy. Lots of therapy.
But while I've been doing this, I've been setting lots of new goals, both small and big, to kind of jumpstart back to where I was before all of this.
And if you have been an avid reader here, you know that I have been really pushing to start drawing, improve my skill, and gain confidence to post my work.
So one of my steps has been creating an art instagram! So if you wanted to check it out and see my progress, feel free to check it out @raineedayze_art. And while you're there, feel free to follow my main @raineedayze!
(Ya like that shameless self-promo?)
Other than this, I also started reading some more. Just like when I first started reading again, I've been bringing a book with me everywhere and got a lot of my reading done in waiting rooms, car rides, and while running long errands like laundry.
But the good news is that means more reviews will be coming here on the blog and more bookish posts so if you are a fan of that, your prayers have been answered!
Also for some interesting news, I started uploading on YouTube! So if you just can't get enough of me, you can see streams, unboxings, vlogs, and more nerdy content there as well. Obviously I'll be updating this blog more since it's a lot easier to write than edit a video but check it out as well here!
Again I wanted to thank all of you who have shown support and who read this blog and have reached out to me whether IRL or online. It means a ton. <3