To była miłość od pierwszego wejrzenia! 🤭 I wciąż się zachwycam nad torbą @la_millou 🙌🏻 A ile do niej wejdzie!! Butelki, mleko na spacer, portfel, kosmetyczka, saszetka, etui z okularami x2 😎🤓, chusteczki, gumy itp, zabawki x47382929472, jedzenie i wciąż jest wiele miejsca. 🤷🏼♀️ A co jest w niej najlepsze? To, że jest dwa w jednym - do wózka i nie. Jak już pozbędziemy się za kilka lat spacerówki to ona zostanie ze mną. 😍 Przyznać się kto ma i jest równie zachwycony? 😅 Jakie macie wzory? 😏
Book Review: The Accident by Gail Schimmel ( #gifted ). ____________________________________________
Plot: Since The Accident, Catherine is emotionally detached from her life and from her adult daughter, Julia. Julia, on the other hand, is having an affair with her best friend's husband.
My Thoughts: to be honest, I'm not a fan of this novel. Firstly, the writing is a little too choppy and the exposition is contrived. Secondly, even though this novel is supposedly about The Accident and how it affected Catherine and Julia's lives, the novel mainly follows Julia, Claire (Julia's best friend) and Daniel (Claire's husband and Julia's future boyfriend). Also, most of the characters are insufferable and their development is rushed or non-existent. Julia's character doesn't really develop (she's the I'm-not-like-other-girls type) and Daniel is a lazy man-child. Some of the characters are stereotypes - like the gay, black friend whose main objective in the novel is to be the gay black friend. If you're going to add a sliver of diversity to a novel, at least give the diverse character some depth.
Thirdly, some major plot points and revelations are glossed over in this novel. There are certain events in the book that are meant to be emotionally traumatic for the characters but these characters, with the exception of Catherine, seem to move on pretty fast. (SPOILER) I find it too convenient that Claire quickly forgives Julia for having an affair with her husband and Julia's reaction to the truth about The Accident is explained in only a few sentences.
I wanted to like this novel but it's just not my cup of tea. What are you currently reading? Let me know below! #burgundyxbooks
Pink Lipsticks 💄💋.
To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of pink lipsticks. However, MAC's Viva Glam III and the Nyx Matte Suede Lipstick in 'Girl, Bye' are the exceptions. Viva Glam III is described as a matte warm red but, on my skin tone, it's more of a semi-matte magenta shade. It is absolutely gorgeous on medium to darker skin tones and the formula is lovely - pigmented, smooth, not drying and long-lasting.
Nyx's 'Girl, Bye' is a berry magenta that's slightly lighter than Viva Glam III. The formula is also slightly different - this is more of a true, powder matte and the formula is less creamy than Viva Glam III. However, Girl, Bye is also pigmented and long-lasting. Despite the subtle differences, I think that Girl, Bye is a cruelty-free, affordable dupe for Viva Glam III.
Fave pink lipsticks? Comment down below!
On Saturday, I attended a Cadbury Eggstra Ordinary Easter Blogger Meetup at Baakens Bistro. It was a lovely event - we had a delicious breakfast and I got to catch up with some awesome PE bloggers. Since it was a Cadbury-inspired meetup, we also got to taste some of their new chocolates - including a chocolate egg filled with Astros. Needless to say, I devoured the chocolate right after I took this photo.
A huge thank you to @cadbury_sa, @luchae and @justellabella for yet another amazing event!
Fave Cadbury chocolates? Comment down below!
la belle fleur sauvage
morning hike: a moment for contemplation 🌬
I would like to take a moment to shed some light on what it is I really ‘do,’ in hopes to explain why this account doesn’t consist of images of me strictly. Many of you follow my social media account @ltengy to view a very specific body of work - one that was spawn during my time as a stylist and social media manager for Free People. Indeed, styling is a passion of mine that allows me many artistic freedoms and I am forever grateful that my lifestyle enables my continued exploration with fashion. In reality though, this curated Instagram person is not what I ‘do.’ .
I received my formal education in the arts - a Bachelors degree from New York University in Art History, with minors in Archaeology and Studio Art; and went onto receive my Masters of Fine Arts from New York University respectively. I held various positions in New York museums, galleries and auction houses throughout my time as a student, but began working as an assistant at the Guggenheim Museum shortly after completing graduate school and have been with this institution for over a year now. I'm am extremely passionate about art and interested in consumers accessibility and engagement with art and cultural heritage information. Therefore, I share stories of artworks because art is my life’s work; and I frequently post the photographs I capture because this is my personal favored mode of artistic expression. .
This social media engine tells me that all of you prefer the images I post of myself as opposed to those of artworks I appreciate or photographs I take - I want to inform you that is not all you should expect of me or my social media account. I use this social platform to express my own creativity and share things that I love, which are seldom images of myself. I am not on Instagram to share things simply for the enjoyment of an audience. I ‘do’ more than one thing - just as I am, this account is unfurled without hierarchy between milieus and I would like to be appreciated for that.