Last week, I wrote about The Selection. Well, the next two books in the trilogy were at the local library branch, waiting for me. So, I checked them both out and proceeded to read both of them in 16 hours (to be fair, it was an otherwise very boring 16 hours of bus riding and waiting around).
How were they? I laughed, I cried, I threw the book against the wall (or at least considered it). I lamented the lack of communication that everyone was suffering from and wandered why exactly our heroine kept doing the things she was doing. I appreciated the story–light for the most part, loose ends tie up, no flat and static characters. All good things!
In this last week, I have found two awesome resources for skin care. For those of you unfamiliar with Reddit, yes: it looks like spam (it’s not), it’s not intuitive, and it’s kind of ugly. I know. But, it can be a great resource once you understand it. There are many communities on Reddit (called subreddits) that revolve around beauty (and pretty much any other topic you can think of). I have found two very helpful: /r/SkincareAddiction and /r/AsianBeauty.
Skincare Addiction is a great source for what you should be putting on your face to make it happy and for understanding what’s wrong with your routine. There are even recommended routines. I would recommend checking out the sidebar (on the right) for all of the linked pages. Asian Beauty is both about the products and the philosophy. There are tons of reviews and promises of better formulated-sunscreens on that forum, so I am researching 🙂
What’s on your bookshelf? In your beauty routine? Tell us in the comments!