Catch-up Posts

CATCH-UP POST #11

Round up of the first two weeks of 2015 is here. It was a book heavy kind of two weeks because I wanted to go back to how I started the blog – by writing about books and sharing my favorite quotes. Have a quick read through! 🙂

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1- Note to Self – 2015 – More of a reminder note for myself throughout 2015

2- A BIT OF SHOPPING #4 ~ First Ever Shopping From MAC + Building A Basic Brushes Collection – Shopping from MAC was such an amazing experience, haha. Love the brushes I bought.

3- Full English Breakfast at D’Arcy’s Kitchen & The Usual – I like myself some fancy breakfast every now and then. What better place to go than D’Arcy’s Kitchen. See this for some foodgasm. 😀

4- BOOK REVIEW ~ The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu – My most recommended book. A must read for teenage girls and just girls of all age.

5- Light Reads ~ An Angel for Emily by Jude Deveraux – Light reading is my favorite thing. I picked up this book to share with you all if you prefer reading light too.

6- New In Closet~ – A new year, a new hand bag, ha!!

7- Book Quotes ~ The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak – I recently got done with The Forty Rules of Love. I am glad to present some of my favorite quotes from the book. Hope you enjoy going through them! 🙂

Have a good weekend y’all!

Love,

~F x

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Book Review, Books

BOOK REVIEW ~ The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

*no spoiler included*
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Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.
But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?
It’s true. Ask ANYBODY.
Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control.
In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party, the car accident survivor, the former best friend, and the boy next door—tell all they know.
But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there’s only one person to ask: Alice herself. (Source: Goodreads)
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The Truth about Alice tells us the story of a popular high school girl named Alice who is rumored to have slept with two guys in one party, one of them being Brandon, who spreads the ‘news’. This incident is almost forgotten until one night Brandon dies in a car crash and another rumor spreads that Alice was sexting him all the while.
Everyone is hell bent into shaming her without bothering to know her side of the story or if any of these rumors were even true.Her former best friend, Kelsie, who was nobody has betrayed her by exaggerating everything about Alice just to get into the cool gang. She has also dedicated a stall in female washroom that has everything crap written from everyone on its walls for Alice.
Alice becomes a nonexistent being in the school. She starts dressing up in hoodies than her usual skirts, just so she can be blurred in the background. But that’s hard to happen. She befriends a nerd, Kurt, who offers to help her with studies. They become great friends but there is something Kurt is hiding from her, something that can clear off her name. Something he won’t share because he is afraid to admit it.
Written in a simple manner and narrated by the girl who threw the infamous party – Elaine, car accident survivor – Josh, former best friend – Kelsie, and the nerd – Kurt, this book keeps you interested and gets you turning page after page just to know what really happened. It is one of my favorites. I read it in ebook but if I ever see it in paperback I am purchasing it immediately.
I would recommend it to every teenage girl, as it’s a very practical book and has some really good lessons for high school girls. A good reputation is an extremely hard thing to create, and it takes just one rumor to ruin it all. Your reputation lasts longer than you do so it is better to be careful with the choices you make, whether it’s about trusting someone with your secrets or trying to do anything and everything just to be popular. Think how it is going to affect you in the long run before you act.
~F x

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Thoughts & Reflections

2014 Favorites :) ❤

Hola Fellaz!!

I can’t believe today is the last day of 2014. I mean it was just yesterday I was out and about shopping for my birthday. Time is passing so quickly I can hardly keep track anymore.

Now I am not a very cool person and doing monthly favorites or general favorites for that matter have never been my thing. I fall in and out of love way too quickly. However this year I decided to do a 2014 Favorites post. So let’s get started! 😀

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~ Blog ~

I have written some cool pieces this year and I am kind of very proud of them (even if they aren’t very cool as per the standard, haha). The first thing I am super happy about is the ‘Lately’ posts – snippets of my everyday life. When I started Rebel’s Spot I had somewhat promised myself not to go personal on the blog but there was also a part of me who wanted to turn a section of the blog into my private diary kind of thing and hence started the Lately category. Thanks to Becky from MilkBubbleTea blog for inspiring me. I actually love all of them and am linking them (CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM) for you all to have a look. 😀

I wrote two personal posts which I love rereading every now and then and I think you should give them a read too so; SMILE – YOU ARE TOO YOUNG TO BE THIS SAD and THOUGHTS ~ Staying Strong 365 Days a Week Book by Demi Lovato & Mantra Magic

 My favorite post however remain saying Goodbye to 2013 (Click here to see it). Favorite post ever I would say.

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~ Beauty ~

I like how I have got into beauty recently (I don’t like the affect it has made on my saving plans though 😛 ) Most of the year has been spent checking the aisles of the beauty section of every store I have ever been to. I have experimented, learned and read so much about beauty, skincare and have discovered such nice products which is an extremely new thing for me. All in all I am happy about it.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash has been my constant partner this year keeping my oiliness much under control. The Body Shop Born Lippy in Strawberry has been a complete babe. I just love the lip balm so much. It leaves my lips soft, smooth, plum and pink. Maybelline Colossal Kajal and Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen have been amazing too. I do not look like someone has smacked my eye sockets ever since I started using these, ha. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer have helped me cover up my acne so well throughout the year. I love these too as they are light on the skin and have 12+ hrs amazing staying power. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream has been such a soothing product for my face and has fixed my dry patches immensely. The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask has been a champ. It reduces oiliness and blackheads when used regularly and I have been doing nothing else. I do let the routine slip sometimes and that’s just okay.

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~ Body ~

Marks & Spencer Nature’s Extracts Fresh Aloe Vera Exfoliating Body Scrub has been amazing. It keeps the skin smooth and smells so fresh and green.

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~ Nails Wise ~

Essence Nail Polish in That’s What I Mint, Wanna Be Your Sunshine and Off To Miami by Essence have been gorgeous. I love wearing these three together.

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~ Fragrance Wise ~

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell in Bloom and Victoria’s Secret Night body mists has been my favorite this year. I have loved using 212 VIP Perfume by Carolina Herrera a lot too this year.

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~ Fashion ~

I loved my Leopard Ring by Max and my Leaf Ear Cuff by Parfois. The best picks of this year, ha. Let’s not forget my latest purchase Printed TightsI am in love with these and can’t wait to wear them out, haha.

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~ Books ~

I am actually sad about this category because I didn’t read much this year. With what little I read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Click here for review) has been the best book. I loved it so much and would recommend it to the whole wide world. A must, must read if you haven’t already. There are two other books I liked and did not review yet; 1- Fifty Shades of Grey (Book 1) which was all kind of amazing and 2- The Truth About Alice was such a good read and I would recommend it to every (teenage) girl out there.

I wish I could include The Book Thief and The Forty Rules of Love here but as I sucked at reading this year, these two will be included in next year’s post, lol.

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~ Movies/Shows ~

I am not a movie person anymore. I’ve become too impatient for them. Favorite movie for this year has got to be The Fault in Our Stars (Click here for review). The book didn’t have that much affect on me the way the movie did. I simply loved it.

SHERLOCK and DOCTOR WHO!!!!! Team Moffat all the wayyy, haha!!! 😀 I have loved these two so muchhhh and these shows have made me cry buckets and buckets of tears but that’s alright. Mr Moffat is allowed to do as he pleases. I can’t wait to watch more of these two in 2015.

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~ Music ~

Hmm, I have been hearing a few albums on repeat this year. For once I have heard old albums of One Direction on repeat. Then albums wise I have heard X by Ed Sheeran, Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey, Four by One Direction and 1989 by Taylor Swift. Singles wise: Rude by Magic, I Wanna Be Yours by Artic Monkey, Parachute (acoustic version) by Ingrid Michaelson (thanks Pretty Little Liars), Counting Stars and Love Runs Out by One Republic, Team by Lorde and Ayo Technology by Milow. Soundtrack wise: (500) Days of Summer.

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I didn’t do Food favorites because… seriously how do you even decide that? Some life related stuff; I graduated from uni with Bachelors degree and I have started working full time now for an Electrical Engineering company.

 And that’s it. We have covered my year in 2014, ha.

Hope you guys had a good 2014. May you have a splendid 2015 filled with love, happiness and lots of peace of mind. 🙂

See you on the other side, aye! ❤

Love yourself – often and enough

~F x

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