PODCAST SPOTLIGHT | Cults

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I had originally planned to do another SKINFOOD product review, but I had just written one last week, and I recently got into this new podcast that I wanted to share with you guys.

My interest in podcasts comes and goes. I really got into listening to them on my daily work commute and whenever I was driving, but then the interest died again after a few months. A recent conversation with coworkers about audio books once again sparked my interest, so I went on the Podcasts app and downloaded a bunch of different ones that I thought I would like. I decided to start with Cults, hosted by Greg Polcyn & Vanessa Richardson.

Before I continue, I would say you shouldn’t watch this if you get triggered by descriptions of violence or abuse, as the cults that this podcast covers usually have committed violence or abuse of some kind to its own members or other victims.

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Cruisin’ the Mediterranean | Rome

Next up in this series, Rome! Up to this point in the cruise, Rome was by far my favorite destination, for many reasons. The excursion just felt better planned, and consequently, it felt like we got to do and see more. The architecture and historical monuments we got to visit were also by far my favorite in the trip thus far and were even perhaps my most favorite throughout the whole trip.

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BOOK REVIEW | Stillhouse Lake

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Reading crime/thriller novels is my guilty pleasure. When I’m in the mood to read but don’t really want to use my brain, I love diving into these novels, where the most I have to think about is whether the protagonist is going to survive or who is the killer. These are especially nice to read when I’m traveling, and, on my most recent trip, Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine was the book of choice.

(No spoilers ahead, because it’s that type of book 🙂 )

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AT A GLANCE | The Ordinary

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From top down, left to right: (1) High-Spreadability Fluid Primer, (2) Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, (3) Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, (4) Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate 10%, (5) Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, (6) “Buffet”, (7) Serum Foundation in 2.1 Y

The Ordinary has been all over the internet, but for those of you who don’t know, it’s an affordable, cruelty-free skincare line under the Canadian company Deciem, which is “an umbrella of brands focused on advanced functional beauty”.

My brother had been pushing me to try The Ordinary products for a while, but I never really kept his recommendation in mind. Then, a couple months ago I went to visit him for his graduation, I got to see and hear about the products in person. They finally caught my attention, and when I came back from my trip, I took the plunge and bought quite a handful of their products to try.

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Cruisin’ the Mediterranean | Intro + About the Cruise

During the end of 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to go on a cruise through the Mediterranean with my family, and I wanted to share the experience with you guys. My account will moreso be about each destination than the cruise itself, but regardless, I hope my account of this trip can help you make an informative decision on whether a cruise in the Mediterranean is something you’d want to do. Either way, I hope you find this series of posts entertaining!

This trip was pretty eventful, so I’ll be splitting my account into a few posts over the course of the next few weeks for ease of reading. This first post will be an introduction and summary of information about the cruise, so click through to read more!

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BOOK REVIEW | Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

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Ironically enough, I’m finishing up a glass of red zinfindel as I write a review of this book, Blackout: The Things I Drank to Forget, which is about the author Sarah Hepola’s her alcoholism and her road to recovery.

Generally, I don’t veer towards memoirs, but the title of this book really caught my eye, and when there was a Kindle eBook sale on this book, I thought “why not?” and decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did, because it was a great read, and a book I would recommend to all of my friends.

(Spoilers ahead)

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