Friday, June 5, 2020

Book Recommendation. The Hunting Party

I love reading a book that is hard to put down. I finished this one(The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley) after a couple days. 

This book reminds me about "In a Dark, Dark Wood" by Ruth Ware. Which is nice. That is one of my favorites books.

The story takes place in an isolated winter landscape in Scotland. A group of friends joins to celebrate their long lasting friendships as a ritual. A storm isolates the area and during the storm one of the workers there finds a dead body in the snow. The dead has been strangled. And was one of the guests. 

In the mean time the group is falling apart. The killer tries to kill again. I was surprised to see who the guilty person was. 

One thing that did not surprise were the low moral of the individuals generally. I usually want there to be some good characters. There is atmosphere like a veil covering a bit of everything. It is a well written story but some things are repeated much. Something interesting comes out of it. With all the repeated focus on the characters, they seem to melt away when things really fall apart. Like they stops to exist. 

The story is told by many characters. It took some time to get used to it. For instance many seemed so alike. In chapter one we meet Emma who is excited about the holiday. The other seem more or less interested. 

I might read it again one day. 


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Entertainment Lately

Movie recommendation: Dangerous Lies (2020)

A young couple has money problems and are feeling desperate. They get a job for him through her work.  From then on they work together for a kind, old man in his home. He support them with extra money and dies suddenly one day not long after. They get the house. But someone creates trouble for them and wants their home.

Sometimes the police wants to talk with the couple and they want to shun away from the police. But can they deal with the difficulties they experience alone?
Things truly gets worse.

I found the movie interesting and atmospheric. This movie is different from others I have seen. The problem with having little money is a typical problem but I could not recall any movie I have seen in the past that reminds about this. I think some reasons are that everything happen in few places. That there are little violence and not so many characters we see a lot of.

If you see it I hope you will enjoy it too. 🙂

Have you seen a movie lately you want to recommend? 🙂

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Airport Haul. L:A Bruket

The haul: L:A Bruket Lip Balm Almond/Coconut and L:A Bruket Hand Cream Bergamot/Patchouli

I was in airports a while ago and hoped to find L:A Bruket cosmetics. It seems like an interesting brand. I wanted to buy again one of their hand creams and try something else. I decided to buy a lip balm.

The size is good. The design is pretty! The lip balm seems some days good and other okay when it comes to moisture. The hand cream is one of my favorite skin care products. It smells so good!! The scent i so calming and uplifting. I love it! The moisture level is pretty good.

The packaging however on the hand cream can be damaged. The surface seems hard but can break some places and cream leak.

The lip balm has some scent. I would like it better if it had a calming scent like the hand cream. I will probably buy the lip balm again and the hand cream for sure!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Autumn Photos

When I have my next holiday I want to photograph. These ones I've taken this autumn. I seldom take pictures if it is not for a blog post. I have more time to do this soon. I hope the weather will not be too bad. I want to be outdoors doing this activity.

Do you like to photograph? 

Reading Now. The Woman in Cabin 10

A book I've been reading lately is "The Woman in Cabin 10" (2016) by Ruth Ware. It is a fiction story. I've just began reading part six of eight. Now things seem to be happening!

 The main charater is a journalist who is on a cruise ship with a group of other journalists. On board one night something scares her. There was a sound of something that could have been a body thrown overboard. And she is certain that she has seen blood.

 She feels her story is not taken seriously when she share it. But then get some help. From an earlier boyfriend who's there. He also makes things complicated.

From cabin 10 where she believes the aweful thing happened she has a memory of a blonde woman staying. But no one has knowledge about this woman beeing there. In fact she's told that cabin 10 is empty.

Someone leaves a warning to the journalist. And the journalist goes missing.

I like that the main character is brave and alone. That the group of journalist in many ways act the same and she's an underdog and outsider. 

I like this book but feel the story developement has been slow. I am more interested in the story now.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Yesterdays Makeup

Yesterday I had a closer look at a palette I bought from Makeup Mekkas new makeup. This blush palette has four strongly pigmented colors. I was in the mood for pink color. I like it. It reminds me of one I already have. And this is more intense.

The rest of my makeup consists mainly of favorite products I've had for some time. I use the cc cream, concealer and highlighter a lot! Then I've been using the gloss recently. The eyebrow color is one of the newest finds. It is more intense then my last one. In a good way. I like better a stronger defined eyebrow color now to frame the rest of my makeup.


pHformula cc cream color light
Maybelline Fit me concealer color 15
Ardell Dark Brown Brow Pomade

Makeup Mekka Back To Basics Smokin´ Hot Tones

Mac Constellation Dreams Crystal Glaze Gloss 
Youstar Highlight Me! highlighter