Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Best Book I Read in 2020


"An Unwanted Guest" was the most interesting book I read in 2020. I read it in a couple of days since it was so catchy.

Of all books I read previous year this was most surprising and atmospheric!

Tourists look forward to spend quality time in a hotel away from distractions. They get a horrible time. Because of a lot of snow and wind they have to stay longer then wanted. A dead body found there is the reason they want to leave.

The dead was one of the guests. She was found dead by the stairs leading up to their bedrooms. When they move around in the hotel they have to be prepared of the aweful sight and soon all wonders if it was a murder.

The small group stay together in order to prevent a second death. Later another guest is found dead. One guest actually finds it all inspiring and wants to kill his wife. 

The quests quarrel a lot but try to stay together. Some hope to find romance, others are ready to separate and some wants to be a killer. 

There were some absurd situations. Like the fact that someone would find the situation inspiring and want to comit murder. Also there is a paranoid guest who runs out in the cold night alone with little clothes and full of sudden panic. She does not come back. 

I think I would reread this book. What was your favorite book in 2020?

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Airport Hauls

 A good skin care product of some kind was on my wish list before a travel a while ago. I found face masks I have wanted to try, bought a favorite hand cream and hand soap/shower gel with matching scent as the hand cream. I really like these products! There is only one face mask here I have not tried yet. 

I like the calming feeling and how my skin feels and looks after using the products🙂 I will for sure buy more Dr Jart sheet masks! 

I tried one of the face masks during my holiday and got a good first impression. 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Lipstick Favorite

Makeup Mekka Nude lipstick in color Pure

Lipsticks has not been in my weekly makeup for a while. This one is my newest and the one I use most. Orange is a seldom lipstick color in my makeup stash. But this one feels great! It is a nice everyday lipstick. 

Monday, July 27, 2020

July Face Mask

Soap & Glory Radiance-Boosting Mask

This month I have been using this sheet mask a lot. The first thing I noticed were the fresh scent. It is amazing. I barely see any immediate difference on skin which can some times be seen after using skin care products. That does not mean that I like this face mask less then others.

The face mask certainly makes me relaxed and my skin feels happy. I some times leave it on for 30 mintes. Time flies when relaxing too.

This mask is suppose to make skin look glowy. I see a bit of that effect but not much. But I might use this face mask again! 

Sunday, July 12, 2020

A Love for Face Masks

For a long time my favorite skin care products have been face masks. Especially the leave on masks before bedtime and sheet masks.

Good sheet masks feels calming on the skin and makes me relax properly. I like to use sheet masks weekly. And do prefere the moisturing ones. I don't like strong fragrances. Some are quite uncomfortable with their strong scent.

Whereas sheet masks makes me more relaxed and I can so far see a subtile difference after use, some leave on masks makes a bigger difference that I see next day.  

I would certainly like to try many different sheet masks. And look for better quality. For example I know Korean skin care products can be great. 

Do like face masks? Do you have recommendations?

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? 🙂