Let's Get Reading :The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen (Review)

Let's Get Reading :The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen (Review)


American-born Rosalie fell in love with her husband during college; they were inseparable and full of dreams. Abdullah defied his parents when he announced they would marry, knowing they would eventually settle-down and accept her. Abdullah gave Rosalie everything she wished for, including life in Saudi Arabia; a country she has been fascinated with since she was a child. Twenty-five years into the marriage and two children later, Rosalie discovers she is not the only wife. For two years, Abdullah has taken a second wife, and she was oblivious. She honestly believed he was travelling on business, and had no reason to doubt him. She was clueless until a local jeweler made the mistake of asking her about a piece of jewelry she knew Abdullah would never buy her. When she confronts Abdullah, he confesses and explains that he has no plans to live without either wife. He plans to love and provide for both wives. Abdullah has always prided himself on being progressive, and Rosalie is shocked that he would do this to her. Rosalie struggles to keep her family safe, knowing she would never be able to leave the country with her children. Faisal is sixteen and becoming more and more of an extremist in terms of his religion. Their daughter Marium is constantly pushing the boundaries and they need to keep her in check. Rosalie struggles with heartbreak, confusion and bitterness. She has no idea where to go or what to do. Her children remain her priority.

Revolution Beauty X Tammi Tropical Paradise Eyeshadow Palette (Review and Swatches)

Revolution Beauty X Tammi Tropical Paradise (Review and Swatches)

Youtuber Tammi, and Revolution Beauty teamed up to create the unique Tropical Paradise palette that launched this summer. The Tropical shades really stood out to me and I was excited to try shades I wouldn’t normally wear. This palette has 12 mattes, 9 shimmers including a bottom row with two transition shades and one matte highlighter shade. While it does have unique tropical shades, it also has some nice neutrals; making this a versatile palette. I’m a neutral girl and it doesn’t matter how many neutrals I have, I continue to add more neutral colours to my collections.