Saturday, November 30, 2013

November in Review

It's a little odd doing a monthly wrap up since I have mostly been posting book reviews. I mentioned briefly in another post that there will be a lot less posting in the new year. Just yesterday, I posted my last regular Nail Files post. While it's bittersweet, I am still going to be blogging - just moving what content is usually here on Fortune Favors over to my food blog for a Friday post :) So if you don't follow my food blog, I encourage you to check it out: Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. I will post the occasional Top Ten Tuesday here and also any readathon will be posted here, so FF will not disappear completely.

On the blog this month:

I have been concentrating a lot on my schoolwork and transferring from one college to another (which has been a headache because of my current college). In the new year, I will be in a self-paced university and preparing for a big life change: moving back home to Tennessee and transitioning from military life to civilian life.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Nail Files #100

Yes, it's #100 - which is INSANE to me :) I decided today to share with y'all my favorite manis of the ones I've posted as a part of The Nail Files. From here on out, I won't be regularly posting on Fridays, so I figured this would be the best way to end with a bang!

So in no particular order - my top 12 :)

#1: Week 13's Sally Hansen I Pink I Can, Essie Chinchilly (grey), and Pure Ice Don't You Wish (glitter)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pretty Little Liars [Book Review]

#1 in Pretty Little Liars series
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperTeen (first published October 1st 2006)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Glitches & Cinder [Double Book Review]

Lunar Chronicles #0.5
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published January 18th 2012 by Tor Books (first published December 5th 2011)

Lunar Chronicles #1
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 387 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 0312641893

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Starry Nights [Book Review]

Disclaimer: I received a e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinions.

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Nail Files #99

Nailtini Caviar Cocktail

I have a metallic gold and rose gold and quite a few greys, but no metallic greys. So I was super excited to get this metallic gunmetal grey in my November Ipsy Glam Bag (see what else I got: here). This is my second Nailtini polish. I wouldn't buy them personally because they are $14, however, I do like getting them in the subscription bag. It's a good polish formula. In person, this polish has a bit of a blue hue to it.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pivot Point [Book Review]

#1 in Pivot Point series
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Opal [Book Review]

#3 in Lux series
Kindle Edition, 452 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Entangled Publishing
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Monday, November 18, 2013

November Ipsy Glam Bag: Glam It Up

Time for another share of my favorite monthly subscription box/bag: IPSY! What is Ipsy?

From the Ipsy site:
          "Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Dream Thieves [Book Review]

Disclaimer: I received a e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinions.

#2 in The Raven Cycle series
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nail Files #98

A day late - but better late than never, right? I've been picking up new nail polish left and right lately. This week I'm sharing some of the Zoya Cashmere & Satins Fall Collection. I got...

Maria Luisa, Flynn, and Mosheen

I'm very excited to wear them - they are a little darker than this pictures shows, my natural light was crap and the flash made the color look even more inaccurate. Yay for living in the north LOL.

Zoya is one of my favorite brands of polish, if you've never tried this 5-free polish, get your hands on some!! I've found them at my local Ulta, but I mostly order online at

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Onyx [Book Review]

#2 in Lux series
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Entangled Teen
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shadows [Book Review]

#0.5 in Lux series
Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Entangled Teen (first published February 20th 2012)
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

A lot of these are pretty self explanatory....because they are just ugly. Others I feel like they don't really go with the story's plot or main theme...they make absolutely no sense.

The Other LifeBefore I Go To SleepGlitches (Lunar Chronicles 0.5)ConjuredBeautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)Starters (Starters and Enders, #1)The Chaos of StarsSeason of the Witch The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1)Killer Frost (Mythos Academy, #6)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Raven Boys [Book Review]

#1 in The Raven Cycle series
Hardcover, 409 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Scholastic Press
ISBN: 0545424925Find on Goodreads

Friday, November 8, 2013

Nail Files #97

 Revlon Creme Brulee with China Glaze Electrify

I wanted to do a festival fall mani - I received the Revlon metallic rose gold from a swap and it's one of my favorites. It lasts so long! I wanted a glitter with both gold and red and I believe I have a few, but I immediately went for Electrify which was part of the Capitol Collection (Hunger Games) last year :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Monsters [DNF Book Review]

Monsters (Ashes Trilogy, #3)

#3 in Ashes Trilogy
Kindle Edition, 688 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by EgmontUSA
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