Category: #CarolTalks

Conversation with friends and the story of 2020s characters + Comparing them to dog breeds

Somewhere around January I read a review on goodreads with the most perfect quote. “Conversations with Friends is another one of those books about not particularly nice people entangled in awkward relationships,” wrote Esil (the author of said review). Conversations with Friends is the second novel by Sally Rooney, a young Irish author. It tells

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#CarolTalks: First Thoughts of Kiko’s Magical Holiday Vynil Lip Lacquer

I’m a sucker for a good red lipstick. So, when I went into the Kiko store to buy one of my favorite concealers, I couldn’t resist their holiday collection. I loved all the palettes, but what I got was their Magical Holiday Vynil Lip Lacquer (what a long name!) in the color nº 5 Red

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What I Read in October and November

I have no idea how to start this text, literally. On the past couple of months, I didn’t read as much as I regularly do, mainly because I had other priorities. At first, I felt bad about it, but then I remembered that 1) I already fulfilled my goal related to reading and 2) I

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What I Read in September

September was an interesting month. And, I don’t know about you, but I feel like it lasted a total of 10 seconds. And in this small amount of time, I managed to start various books but finish only two short ones. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão by Martha Batalha The Invisible Life of Euridice

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Quick Thoughts: Prada SS20

Prada is one of my favorite luxury brands. And I say that not only as an admirer but also as a consumer. I could spend hours writing about my love for the brand and their products, but that’s not what this post is about. They recently presented their Spring 2020 collection on Milan Fashion Week

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Beauty Reviews: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation

I love makeup. I love buying, reading, wearing it. It makes me feel ready for the day, and it instantly lifts my mood. So, I don’t know why it took me so long to start writing reviews about the products I’ve been wearing. Today I decided to talk about the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1

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What I Read in August

How can it be that we are already in September?! It seems like 2019 started yesterday! So, hello September. And, because it is already a tradition (and I love it!), let’s talk about what I read in August. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood From all the three books that I read this month, Oryx

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Amazon Book Haul

A few weeks (or maybe more, I lost count) ago Amazon blessed us with Amazon Day. And me being me, I spent a considerate amount of money on books. 9 in total. When the giant box the next day (it worked this time!) arrived I got very happy to see them in person. But then

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What I Read in July

July has been quite a busy month for me. And as a result of that, I didn’t read as much as I wished (the expectations were high). I also started a bunch of new books that I’m either at the beginning or just finished. In the past couple of months, I developed the habit of

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What I Read in June

One of my favorite hobbies since I was a kid is reading. I started reading very early (thanks mom!), and I always read a little bit of everything, from biographies to dystopian novels, from Nicholas Sparks to Gabriel García Marques. I believe that the activity of reading (it being a book or a flyer) can

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