Spell Saab

Here’s a new thing I’m trying out for my blog where I create a look inspired by a book. It could be a book I’ve read in the past or one I’m currently reading. Sometimes my look will be inspired by characters in the book or it will simply be based on the cover. In this case, I’m going for the latter since I haven’t really gone past chapter 1 of The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford.

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BEAUTY

Let me talk about my long-time favorite red lipstick: MAC Chili. It makes me feel like I’m Winona Ryder from Reality Bytes haha

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I wear it at almost every gig and it’s perfect for someone like me who can’t be bothered to use eyeshadow most of the time. It’s not too dark, not too bright. It comes on matte and stays on for a very long time. I’m practically obsessed with it.

THE BOOK

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Complimentary copy from Fully Booked

I got a copy of The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford (published March 2015) last week but I haven’t had the chance to read more than a chapter. First of all: gorgeous cover. As you guys know, red is my favorite color. Plus — lipstick and nail polish are two of my favorite things.

As for the book itself, I can’t really tell right now but online book reviewers have been comparing it to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl On The Train. I like reading about women in general and reading about unstable women has been really entertaining. Gone Girl’s Amy has a personality disorder, The Girl On The Train’s Rachel is an alcoholic while The Pocket Wife’s Dana is bipolar. So far it’s gotten less stars than the GG and TGOTT probably because people can’t help but compare them. Still, it’s Crawford’s debut novel and reviews are saying it’s very good for a first book. Will read it tonight.

Just a reminder: be part of my virtual book club and discuss Paula Hawkins’ The Girl On The Train with me on June 4 via Google Hangouts! Click here to register. You’ve still got a week to read it hehe. I’m only accepting a limited number of people since it’s my first time to facilitate this. Hope all goes well :)

V. Excited ♥,
Saab

May 28, 2015

Saab

7 Comments

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    andy

    May 29, 2015

    Doesn’t Carina makes this kind of series on her beauty blog?

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      Saab

      June 1, 2015

      REALLY?? I’ve never seen it! I only get to browse her non-beauty blog from time to time! If so: great minds! Lelz

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    andy

    May 29, 2015

    *make

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    Jie Fuentes

    May 29, 2015

    Hi Saab!
    I read the plot of that book online and it sounds interesting. I guess I should be getting a copy soon at fullybooked. Syempre kasi I trust your book choices. Hehe(: btw are you also into reading court drama stories like ala John Grisham? Sana you could blog about/ share at least top five of your best read. That would be great! Especially for your bookworm fans (like me) haha. Nice post Saab. I also signed up for the virtual bookclub and I am looking forward for next week. Yay((:

    We love you Saab! You’re truly amazing in and out. Stay pretty.

    Jie((:

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      Saab

      June 1, 2015

      My mom highly recommends John Grisham!! She’s read almost all his books, I think! Haha! I think I should get on it since I’ve never had the chance to read any of his stuff. See you on Thursday, Jie!:)

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    Nym Wales R. Juezan

    June 1, 2015

    HI SAAB!

    you might wanna try reading Marian Keyes’ Watermelon. It has wit, humor and an underlying problem with a hint of seriousness and inspiration altogether :) It’s about a woman who has a problem too!

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      Saab

      June 1, 2015

      Okay, thank you so much for the recommendation! I feel like I’ve read a Keyes novel before but upon research, I can’t seem to recall any of her titles.. Hmm. Strange! Maybe I’ve seen her books in my mom’s shelf :) thanks again!

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