SheaMoisture Haul!

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I was wandering around my local drugstore the other day and later, I found that I brought quite a bit of SheaMoisture products home with me so I thought I would share my haul with you all! 

Week XV China Glaze Shocking Pink

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February is still in full swing and I have days of chillier weather so it's always a great excuse to bust out chunkier knits and scarfs for early spring. 

Book Review: Cleopatra: A Life

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Title: Cleopatra: A Life
Author: Stacy Schiff 
Release Date: November 1st 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★
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Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately, she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a child with Caesar and--after his murder--three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since.

Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare and Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff 's is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life.


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Week XIV Forever 21 Nail Lacquer Baby Blue

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In the past year, I've noticed that a lot of clothing brands, including Forever 21, seem to be expanding into cosmetics and beauty products, including makeup and nail polish, among other things. 

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