Saturday, March 24, 2012

[Books, Review] Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason


Regency London – a dizzying whirl of balls and young ladies pursued by charming men.

But the Woodmore sisters are hunted by a more sinister breed: Lucifer's own.

Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member the Dracule – a cabal of powerful, secretive noblemen marked with a talisman that reveals their bartered souls – the mercenary Voss has remained carefully neutral ... until Angelica.

Angelica Woodmore possess the Sight, an ability invaluable to both sides of a looming war among the Dracule. Her very scent envelops Voss in a scarlet fog of hunger – for her body and her blood. But he is utterly unprepared for the new desire that overcomes him – to protect her.

Now Voss must battle his very nature to be with Angelica ... but this vampire never backs down from a fight.

I didn't really find the beginning of the book very appealing. It was the type of beginning that you kind of need a little push to actually get through the beginning. It was alright to read, since it was the introduction and it states how things work and all. It was unique in a way how each vampire has their own special weaknesses, and how Lucifer was the one who made them, its all makes a lot of sense. I really like that.

As I reached the middle of the book, I just couldn't put it down. I didn't realize that I was already half way through. I didn't expect Voss to actually bite Angelica. I thought he would be a typical vampire who doesn't bite his loved ones because he is too "in control", but Voss, he couldn't control. Now that's what I call a vampire, no control, well not much anyways, until they fall in love.

I love the characters, their funny, serious, witty. Perfect for a regency book.
I found the book kind of original for a vampire book. How the vampires are made, how they can miraculously transform back into mortals but still keep their abilities. Everything in the book makes sense. I liked ho the book was written. It was in third person. I like books in third person, it gives you the perfect view of all the characters. At some parts, i noticed that it may be in third person, but it is focused on particular characters. One for Angelica and the other for Voss.

All in all, I enjoyed the book. I just took a while to finish it because of my exams. I shall be reading Vampire Dimitri next, and hope its as good as this one.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

[Books, Review] How to Walk in High Heels by Camilla Morton

This is going to be a short review, just a heads up. xD
Can you make yourself up in five minutes flat? Make the first move without breaking a sweat? Hang a picture without becoming unhinged? Get out of a car -- or an unpleasant situation -- gracefully in a short skirt? Load an iPod as effortlessly as a dishwasher? If not, international style and fashion journalist Camilla Morton can help you navigate these and more than two hundred other hazards of modern living with grace and aplomb. Much more than just a style manual or crash course in social skills, How to Walk in High Heels also illuminates the finer points of achieving better homes and gardens, tackling technophobia, climbing the career ladder, and joining the jet set.

From the practical, such as what to do when a heel breaks and how to catch a mouse, to the imaginative, such as how to enjoy karaoke and swim in sunglasses, How to Walk in High Heels overflows with useful nuggets of advice delivered in the author's inimitable witty style, accompanied by a foreword from Dior's John Galliano and a Louis Vuitton trunkful of insight from experts including: -Manolo Blahnikon How to Pick a Shoe -Dolce & Gabbana on How to Get Ready in Five Minutes -Gisele Bundchen on How to Look Good in a Photo -Jade Jagger on How to Compile Your Own Soundtrack

This comprehensive do-everything-better bible takes the guesswork out of flaunting your fabulousness so that you can stop teetering and start striding confidently through the obstacle course of life.

Every woman should own and have this book on her shelf. It is a book that you can just leave on your shelf and go back to it when you need to know how to do something.

I took a while to read this page by page. It was like reading a text book, but since it's a self help book it's suppose to be like reading a text book. I've read multiple self help books, and I've found them all very useful to me.

I eventually skipped some parts of the book because I thought them useless to be, like the part about technology. I see now that a lot has been developed since the time the book was published.

Just like the books' title How to Walk in High Heels, I now know how to walk in high 4-5 inches heels; I just need some practice, a lot of it.

While reading, I found the book very amusing, I've had some laugh out loud's and some small smiles, it was very fun to read.

I would totally recommend this book to every woman out there. Just to randomly pick up when ever you need a tip to know how to do something.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

[Fashion] Coral Pink Top & Nude Flower Ring

I wanted to share what I recently bought on the weekend. Shopping saves my life from depression sometimes, and its amazing. 

The first thing I bought was a Nude Flower Ring. Its a medium sized ring. Recently I've been craving for one of those big rings. I never use to like them, but now I realize how much they make your look, look better.

And the second clothing item I bought was a long sleeve half cut shirt. Its a thin shirt, good for both winter and summer. For winter to wear something underneath and something warm on top, and for Summer to just wear something underneath. 
Pair this with a long necklace, and some studded earrings.  
Its a very everyday lay'd back comfy look.

I bought these 2 things at Forever21. Thank you Forever21 for making my life so glamours. xoxo

[Food] Short Franks A Lot Review

Franks A Lot is Texan/Mexican restaurant that has the best service and one of the best foods.
I had dinner at Franks A Lot a few nights back. I wasn't that hungry and as the title says, its going to be a short review.
The service was fantastic, I've always enjoyed the company of the people there. We were greeted at the door. Once we sat down, the waiter came with the menu.
I ordered a Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad with their new addition to their drinks, a Shirley Temple.

Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad

I've had this salad years back, and I think, they slightly changed the recipe, But how exactly can you change a Caesar Salad recipe, its the most common salads that have been served in restaurants. The way the plate was presented was very creative, and was very playful. The lemon on the middle was for garnishing the dish, I enjoyed doing it myself. The lettuce was finely chopped, appropriate for salads. The sauce was juicy as well, the lemon added the sourness which I loved, but for some reason the sauce at some point was a bit too thick and tasted like mayonnaise. When you combined the chicken, lettuce and bread all in one bite tasted delicious. Franks A Lot's Caesar Salad is on my top 5 list.  

Shirley Temple
I've only had a Shirley Temple is one other place besides Franks a lot, and I've always loved it. How can I judge a Shirley? All Shirley's tastes the same in the end, but, they all have at least a slight difference in every restaurant. I loved the red/pinkness in color, it looked appetizing for a drink, since I'm attracted to slightly bright colors. There was a stick that had a lemon pulled through it, and I enjoy lemons very much. Adding lemon to anything always tastes great. The drink all in all tasted fantastic, despite the fact that I had to chug it down quickly since we had to leave. All the ingredients added blended very well. I would order it all the time if it wasn't as high priced as normal drinks like coke.

I had a great visit at Franks a lot like I always do. I will definitely come back.

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If you're in Bahran,
Franks A Lot is located in Juffair. Not really sure what the address is exactly. xD