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.
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
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.
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 :)