First of all, I hope you all had a wonderfully spooky Halloween!! I didn't end up doing anything other than a Samhain ritual with the coven the day before.
Stress and anxiety have gotten to me this season, unfortunately.
I've started seeing a therapist because I am really struggling to manage work, school, and the other responsibilities I have at home. Not to mention my family is not very supportive of me doing this; it gets extremely depressing at times to think that no matter what I do, I'll always be the black sheep.
Going to back to school at my age is definitely a challenge, but I'll be damned if I give up now.
Only 30 credits left!
On to some fun stuff:
BOOKS: What I'm enjoying right now is the House of Comarré series by Kristin Painter. It's got vampires, a bad-ass heroine, and some nice interesting twists on your typical urban fantasy plot. Malkolm is my favorite vampire so far, and I think the author does a great job with his character development.
I have yet to finish the series, but the first book definitely gets a solid 4/5 bats.
MUSIC: New BlutEngel!!!
I find that they are often a "love 'em or leave 'em band"- there seems to be no in between with most people. Personally, I've always been a fan. Over the years their sound has became a bit more poppy, which I don't mind at all. For me, many of the songs on Leitbild are uplifting, which is something I apparently need at the moment haha. However, there a few "filler tracks" and some remixes that I could have done without. 3.5/5 bats
COSMETICS: Sephora Make No Mistake Under-Eye Concealer is definitely worth checking out, especially at such a good price point ($14). I was looking for the Tarte Shape Tape, which they didn't have. After explaining to the sales clerk that I needed something that was more on the creamy/moisturizing side but still gave high coverage, she recommended this. You don't have to use more than a little drop or two to get the job done (I use this brush).
It has a more natural finish that's not too matte, which tend to make the undereye area look older, especially once it settles into fine lines. Although I don't have very many lines around my eyes, my dark circles are hereditary and the skin under my eyes is much drier than the rest of my face (which is a bit on the oily side). Will definitely repurchase!! 5/5 bats
What new music are you listening to? Are you looking forward to the holidays, or are you wishing you could escape to some exotic location, far, far away from your extended family? :D