I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again because I really, really love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits.  It should really come as no surprise to absolutely anyone that when it was announced that they were releasing yet another one, that I would be all over it like white on rice.  And while I didn’t pick it up right as it was released last month, I certainly didn’t wait until it is available at Sephora to get my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit ($40 USD).

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Crazy Rich Asians: A Novel by Kevin KwanCrazy Rich Asians: A Novel by Kevin Kwan
Series: Crazy Rich Asians #1
Published by Doubleday
Published on: June 11, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Asian American
Pages: 416
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lynn Chen
Length: 13 hours 53 minutes
Source: From the Publisher
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About the Book

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.

Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry.

Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

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Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set

At the end of March, I was actually browsing the Sephora website.  Dangerous, I know, but I do that every now and then.  While I was browsing, I saw the Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set ($56 CAD), and decided it was too cute for me not to buy it.  Plus it gives me the option to try a few of Bite’s newer products that I’ve been overlooking for a few months now.

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The Rivals of Versailles: A Novel by Sally ChristieThe Rivals of Versailles: A Novel by Sally Christie
Series: The Mistresses of Versailles #2
Published by Atria Books
Published on: April 5, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 448
Format: ARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Also in this series: The Sisters of Versailles: A Novel
Also by this author: The Sisters of Versailles: A Novel

About the Book

And you thought sisters were a thing to fear. In this captivating follow-up to Sally Christie’s clever and absorbing debut, we meet none other than the Marquise de Pompadour, one of the greatest beauties of her generation and the first bourgeois mistress ever to grace the hallowed halls of Versailles.

The year is 1745 and King Louis XV’s bed is once again empty. Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a beautiful girl from the middle classes. As a child, a fortune teller had told young Jeanne’s destiny: she would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in the land. Eventually connections, luck, and a little scheming pave her way to Versailles and into the King’s arms.

All too soon, conniving politicians and hopeful beauties seek to replace the bourgeois interloper with a more suitable mistress. As Jeanne, now the Marquise de Pompadour, takes on her many rivals—including a lustful lady-in-waiting, a precocious fourteen-year-old prostitute, and even a cousin of the notorious Nesle sisters—she helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them, war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution.

Told in Christie's celebrated witty and modern style, The Rivals of Versailles will delight and entrance fans as it brings to life the court of Louis XV in all its pride, pestilence, and glory.

 

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Benefit GALifornia & Rockateur Powder Blush

While Benefit Cosmetics is a brand that has been around for a long, long time now, it tends to be a brand that generally escapes my notice.  Don’t get me wrong; it’s not that their products are bad or anything, it’s just that they tend to not really be #WOCFriendly.  Or at least, that’s the impression I have always got from looking at photos of their products.  So imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when the Benefit GALifornia & Rockateur Powder Blush ($38 CAD each) caught my eye and made me sit up and take notice.

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