lifestyle, mantras

βœ¨πŸ’• June Mantras | 2021 βœ¨πŸ’•

– I consistently attract just the right circumstances at just the right time.

– I am in full control of how I respond to the experiences that I have.

– I am focus with my goals, my growth, and my glow.

– I am growing and becoming a better version of myself every day.

– I am right where I need to be, and all that is meant to unfold will do so in its own time.

book review, book talk, books

πŸˆπŸ“šπŸ’• Ballbuster by Lane Hart | BOOK REVIEW πŸˆπŸ“šπŸ’•

Hey XO Gang, welcome to my blog. If you’re new here, I’m Shabria and if you’re one of day one readers thank you for supporting me and my blog.

Guess what, I have another book review for you, I finished reading Ballbuster by Lane Hart. WARNING, this book is for MATURE readers only! So, this book is about a young woman named Roxy who becomes the first female footballer in the NFL but one of the players, Kohen isn’t with that because he found out she’s taking his spot. Kohen and Roxy started off on the wrong foot by an accident in the car parking lot. But, later on in the story they start having a steamy romance and ends with HEA (happily ever after). I really did enjoy reading this book, I bought the ebook on Kindle and it was free. I’m not sure if it’s still free but you can check if you’re interested in reading it. I gave this book: 5/5 stars and the steamy level was 5/5 stars. The categories of this ebook are sports romance, steamy romance, and adult/sexual content.

Thank you for reading my book review and I hope you give it a read if it peaked your interest. XOXO and take care.

book review, book talk, books

πŸ“šπŸ’•πŸ‘‘ Princess of Zamibia by Delaney Diamond | BOOK REVIEW πŸ“šπŸ’•πŸ‘‘

Hey XO Gang. Welcome to my blog, if you’re new here I’m Shabria. And, if you’re one of my day one readers thank you for still supporting my blog.

So, I’m getting caught up on my book reviews here on my blog, just letting you know that I don’t give spoilers on books, I want readers not have the influence of my opinion on a book. If I didn’t like a certain book, doesn’t mean you won’t like it either. But anyways here’s my book review on Princess of Zamibia. Recently, I finished reading Princess of Zamibia (Royal Brides book 1) by Delaney Diamond. I virtually check this book via Overdrive and there’s 3 books in the Royal Brides series. In case you’re wondering what’s the book about, it’s about a young woman named Dahlia who had a romantic relationship with a prince named Kofi. Unfortunately, the relationship lasted for 3 years because Dahlia was accused of stealing money from the royal family. Kofi wanted nothing to do with Dahlia until he found out that she had his son in secrecy. So, Kofi wanted Dahlia and his son in his life plus a hand in marriage and a second chance. I really enjoyed reading this book because it has my two favorite romance tropes: royal heirs and second chances. I definitely recommend if I love second chances and royal heirs. So, I rated this book : 5/5 stars and the steamy level was 4/5 stars.

Thank you for reading my book review, I hope you give this book a read. XOXO take care.

frugal/affordable, makeup

πŸ’„βœ¨πŸ’– Top 3 Affordable Cosmetic Brands πŸ’„βœ¨πŸ’–

Hey XO Gang.

Welcome or welcome back to my blog, I’m Shabria. If you’re a new reader here, I hope you stick around by following my blog and if you’re one of my day one readers, thank you for supporting my blog content.

On this blog post, I want to share with you my top 3 cosmetic brands that are super affordable. When it comes to beauty, clothing, or whatever I’m very frugal LOL but anyways, so here are my top 3 affordable cosmetic brands..

ELF Cosmetics // Actually, this brand was my very first cosmetic brand that I spend my money on. I made my first online purchase back in 2009 back in my senior year of high school and I was in love with all of their products. I’m really glad that they expanded their brand to skincare and no, I haven’t tried any of them but some of them are my wishlist.

LA Colors // Now, this brand is a little hard to find in my area I don’t know why but it is. I can only buy this brand from the dollar store but I recently found out that their products are priced very affordable on their website, maybe in the future I would make an order online.

Profusion Cosmetics // This brand is also hard to find as well in my area. The only store that sells this brand are Walgreens and Target at time to time, and no I haven’t made an order through their website but I might in the future.

So, those are my top 3 affordable cosmetic brands. What are your affordable cosmetic brand or brands that you love to buy? Thanks so much for reading, much love XOXO

affirmations

✨ 2021 Affirmations βœ¨

As we enter the new year, I found some affirmations on Instagram (follow moonandcactus and themoontarot) for 2021.

  • I will outgrow old ways of doing things, despite how difficult it feels.
  • I will stand tall and proud within my uniqueness.
  • I will celebrate my accomplishments, no matter how small.
  • I will respect others and will remain kind to those who are different than me.
  • I will give myself the time and space necessary to heal.
blogging, blogmas, tag

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas TAG πŸŽ„ | 2020

Hey XO Gang.

Welcome back to my blog, if you’re new here I’m Shabria. And, if you are one of my day one readers thank you so much for returning and showing some love. First, I want to say happy holidays to all, pandemic or not. On today’s post I want to do a tag blog post, if you’re aware of what are “tags”, they’re like questions and answers type of thing and after when you’re done answering those questions, you “TAG” someone to answer those of bunch of questions. You get the point now? Good LOL. Anyways, I’ll be doing the holly jolly Christmas tag however, there’s alot of versions of the holly jolly Christmas so I chose this one from someone that I’m following and her blog name is theblackprincessdiaries. Please check her blog content, when you get the chance.

  1. How are you spending this Christmas? Just like everyone worldwide, Christmas is gonna be super different. But, for my family and I our Christmas is still the same like just every Christmas. Both of my parents are working on Christmas, I’m not sure if my sister is but we don’t do nothing exciting on Christmas.
  2. Are you good at buying gifts for others? I’d like to think so, doesn’t matter if I guess on what they want or I’m just asking them.
  3. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions? Yeah. Just watching Christmas movies on Hulu, Netflix, and Disney+.
  4. Do you like Eggnog? I never had eggnog before but from looking at the recipe it has alot of dairy and alcohol in it and I’m lactose intolerant and I’m not big on alcohol.
  5. Have you ever built a gingerbread house? No, not yet.
  6. Finish this “ELF” quote – The best way to spread Christmas cheer is …. ? Singing loud for all to hear!
  7. What is your all-time favorite Christmas food/dessert? I love sugar cookies and fudge brownies.
  8. Do you prefer giving or receiving on Christmas? To be honest, both.
  9. Are you a last-minute shopper or are you organized? I’m pretty much a organized shopper. Last minute shopping makes me a nervous wreak LOL
  10. What would be your dream place to spend Christmas? I would love to spend Christmas in New York someday.
  11. What’s your one Christmas wish? ONE?! Tsk, okay I really want for Covid to go away.
  12. What makes Christmas special for you? I just love how this holiday brings family and friends together, I love watching Christmas movies and looking at Christmas decorations and lights. And, especially I love eating Christmas treats.

So that was my take on the Holly Jolly Christmas tag, thanks for reading and take care be safe. Happy Holidays xoxo

book talk, lifestyle

βœ¨πŸ“– My Reading Goals For the Rest of 2020 βœ¨πŸ“–

Hey XO Gang, welcome back to my blog. If you’re new here, I’m Shabria. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you’ll stick around for more blog posts by following. And, thank you to day one readers for returning back. I really do appreciate it.

On today’s blog post, I want to share with you my reading goals I have for the rest of 2020. So far, I read 18 books out of 20 and I’m currently reading three books right now. My reading goals are very small but realistic for me because I know what type of reader I am, I’m a mood reader and it can be annoying at times if I want to stay on course and focused. So anyways, here are my small but realistic reading goals for the rest of 2020….

  • Stick to my current TBR
  • Only read at night to avoid any distractions
  • Avoid buying new books (fingers crossed LOL)

See, I told you it was small LOL. What are your reading goals for the rest of 2020? Thanks for reading and I’ll write to you guys next time, much love XOXO

candles

πŸ’–πŸ•―οΈπŸ‚ My Small Bath and Body Works Fall Candle Haul | 2020 πŸ’–πŸ•―οΈπŸ‚

Hey XO Gang.

Welcome or welcome back to my blog, I’m Shabria if you’re new here. If you’re one of my day one reader, thank you for returning. On this blog post, I want to share with you my small Bath and Body Works Fall candle haul. There was a sale on the 3 wick candles for $13.50 and the single wick candle are on sale for $20 for 2, I got 6 for $60 (the single wick are still 2 for $20). The single wick candles are priced $14.50 and the 3 wick candles are $24.50. Bath and Body Works has a sale like EVERYDAY, so if you missed a sale there’s gonna be another one. Unfortunately, I don’t have much media storage to post any pictures of the candles so I do apologize for that. But anyways, let’s get on with the Fall candle haul…

Honeycrisp Apple | Fragrance notes are: golden honeycrisp, apple blossom, and fresh sugarcane.

Mahogany Apple | Fragrance notes are: red mahogany woods, golden delicious apple, and fresh lavender.

Peppermint Marshmallow | Fragrance notes are: crushed peppermint, fluffy marshmallows, and powdered sugar.

Marshmallow Fireside | Fragranced notes are: toasted marshmallows, smoldering woods, and fire roasted vanilla. *my favorite*

Comfort: Vanilla Patchouli | Fragrance notes are: vanilla extract and patchouli oil *my favorite*

Champagne Toast | Fragrance notes are: bubbly champagne, sparkling berries, and juicy tangerine. *my favorite*

And, that was my Fall candle haul from Bath and Body Works. I really hope some of these candle peak your interests on trying them out, I wish EVERYONE can shop at Bath and Body Works around the world. From buying candles, hand soaps, body gels, and so many other things.

Thanks for reading, XOXO.