Book Review From The Ashes by Jesse Thistle (Indigenous Reads, Metis, Canada Reads 2020, Memoir, Resilience)

Book Review From The Ashes by Jesse Thistle (Indigenous Reads, Metis, Canada Reads 2020, Memoir, Resilience)

There are some books that you pick up, and read and when you're done you're done. This is not that book; From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle will be a story that stays with you. It will break your heart in many ways, it will be frustrating to be a bystander reading the accounts, and it will be uplifting to see such resilience in a family that had so much going against them. We begin the memoir with Jesse as a young child living with parents who will soon abandon him and his two brothers. Three boys caught in a world that quickly spirals out of control; a brief period in the foster care system, a life with tough-love and eventually each boy chooses their own path. Unfortunately, Jesse finds himself on the street and incarcerated for petty theft. As a reader, it's tough to read because just when you think Jesse has had to hit rock bottom, he doesn't and you have to keep following him along on his journey.

Weekly Recap; My current read, Morning routine and listening to your child.


Weekly Recap; My current read, Morning routine and listening to your child.


It's that time again, Friday afternoon and the weekend is coming soon. I want to start having more personal content on this blog and I'm thinking about weekly check-ins. I want to work on more free form writing and getting my thoughts put down in writing. I think weekly and/or bi-weekly check-ins would work. Let me first say; Montreal weather is COLD. As my son and I were walking to school this morning my legs started hurting and I realized it was much colder than I expected. I checked my weather app and it was showing "feels like -28 degrees Celcius.) I was not ready for that. Saturday is supposed to be cold and snowy, and I don't plan to do too much. This winter I've really been enjoying staying home and taking it easy as much as possible.

The Tea Club | Dollar Tea Club Review and Referral Code (US and Canada Subscription) 1$ for 3 Samples

The Tea Club | Dollar Tea Club Review and Referral Code

Are you a tea lover and would like the chance to try more teas but you don't really want to spend much? Are you wanting to try loose teas but don't know where to start? The Dollar Tea Club has a subscription service where you can spend 1$ for three sample blends. You do have to pay for shipping and handling which is fairly priced. These three sample blends will allow me about 6 cups to tea. If you're familiar with David's Tea I use the Nordic mugs (16oz) and use a Perfect Spoon for measuring.

Book Review: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese



Book Review: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese




Synopsis:

Saul Indian Horse has been encouraged to share his story. He’s currently dying in a hospice and coming to terms with his life as a Northern Ojibway boy. He knows there’s too much to just orate, so he begins to write his story. He goes back to the beginning when he was a boy who was abandoned by his parents and left with his grandmother. His grandmother did her best but died while clutching him in her arms, trying to get them to safety. He was a boy all alone, sent to a residential school, and found solace in playing hockey. A game he taught himself and a game that allowed him to escape his life. When the game became more about him being an Indian, it lost its spark and Saul felt like he didn't belong. He lost the ability to escape within hockey and he became bitter. Saul became a man who was happiest amongst nature but needed to look for opportunities. He was always searching for a place to call home.

20 Random Facts About Me

20 Random Facts About Me

I decided to cover more than just beauty on this blog, and 2020 has a wide variety of blog topics written in my notebook. I thought I would start the year off by giving 20 random facts about me and letting my readers know a little bit more about me on a personal level.

1. I’m an avid reader, and when I go through reading slumps I feel like I’m missing something. Normally, it’s when life gets busy and I realize that I’m not taking time for myself.

2. I’ve fallen into a routine with my makeup/beauty products and I’m trying to stay within my comfort zone instead of always switching out products. I felt like I was constantly testing products and I couldn’t take the time to enjoy the products I really wanted to use. I’m currently on a low buy, trying to use up some products.

3. I don’t drink coffee, I’m a tea lover but no coffee. I love the smell of coffee, but I don’t like the taste. I'm thinking of adding tea reviews to this blog.

4. Before I had Mrs Q Beauty blog, I had a book blog that I started in 2009. I’ve pretty much been a blogger for 10 years.

5. I don’t watch much TV or movies. I prefer to watch Netflix or YouTube on my tablet when I have time.

Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Palette (Review and Swatches)

Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Palette (Review and Swatches)

Hi! It's been a while but I want to talk to you about a palette. The Morphe 9T Neutral Territory palette has been one of my favourite palettes for the last few months. I really enjoy these Morphe 9 pan palettes, if you're getting ready quickly in the morning it's nice to just grab a small palette and create a look you know you will enjoy. This palette does that for me, also the Morphe 9 Bronze Babe Palette. Neutral eye looks have been my "go-to" looks since the summer. These 9 pan palettes are difficult to snap a picture of it, because of the glossy packaging. I'll include a stock picture to make sure you see how pretty these shades are. It is housed in a plastic case with a nice mirror. These palettes are weighty and feel nice in your hand. 
Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Palette (Review and Swatches)

Book Review: The Violets of March by Sarah Jio




Book Review: The Violets of March by Sarah Jio




Publisher: Plume
Released: 2011
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 5/5
Fun fact: I opened Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio on my e-reader and somehow the ebook was skipped all the way to the back and when I sat down to read, I had no idea I was reading a preview for The Violets of March. When I finished the preview, figured out what happened, I immediately when to Kobo to purchase the ebook. I had to continue the story. I was hooked. I needed more.

Missha Paint Liner (Gel Liner Tarte Paint Liner Dupe?)

Missha Paint Liner (Gel Liner Tarte Paint Liner Dupe?)

Over the summer months, I really took the time to try some Korean Beauty products. I like the affordable price tag and the great quality products that I was discovering. This Missha Paint Liner has been a "go-to" product for me in the last month or so. It has a gel-cream texture, dries matte and it's so easy to use. You simply squeeze a bit of product to the top and use the tip of the packaging to coat your brush and take off any excess product. It's also very easy to clean up, and I would think this packaging would help to keep it fresh longer without worrying about the gel drying up. We've all been there. It doesn't smudge and it claims to be waterproof.