Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Bronze Horseman- Book Review

Hello lovelies!!

So I just finished reading a book and literally ran to my computer to type this post about it, might have tripped over a few things a long the way but I have made it safely to my couch and am now writing this as the emotions of this new book is fresh in my mind.

The Bronze Horseman 
by Paullina Simmons
   6 stars!!!! 

"The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is tuned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. 

Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana- and she is to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects-a secret as devastating as the war itself-as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever. "

This book is the deepest, most heart warming/heart breaking love story I have ever read. 

The book is based on the early 1940's in the Soviet Union. They speak Russian, but obviously the book is in English and its modern dialogue.

Tatiana is so giving and selfless that can piss you off sometimes. She is also courageous and strong and driven. The things she did for him? Mind  blowing!

"I love you breathlessly my amazing man."

Alexander just lives for her. Literally, she's what keeps him fighting.

“They had no past. They had no future. They just were.” 

My heart broke for them, cheered for them, cried for them. I just felt-the pain, the happiness, the terror, the peace. I felt it all.

“Good-bye, my moonsong and my breath, my white nights and golden days, my fresh water and my fire. Good-bye, and may you find a better life, find comfort again and your breathless smile, and when your beloved face lights up once more at the Western sunrise, be sure what I felt for you was not in vain. Good-bye and have faith, my Tatiana.” 
Ok, seriously? I busted out in tears at this part. ^^^ How can you not?

By the end of this book I couldn't see through my tears, they give up everything for each other.
It was hard to go through all the emotions this book takes you through but it's totally worth it.

"All great things worth having 
require great sacrifice worth giving"

I want to say so much more about it but I can't without saying something that you should read for yourself. So all I can say is.. READ THIS BOOK.
Honestly, better than  Pride and Prejudice. Yes, I went there!

With that said... They are in war So they talk about war to give you an understanding but it is mostly them. Don't stop reading it. It gets better and better every turning page.

And the awesome part is... There's a second & third book!!! 
I downloaded the second on my kindle and cant wait to start reading.

Buy it:

Till next time! 
Ox, Camylla

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Fall Fail

Happy Monday!!

So yesterday was the first day of Fall and I don't know if this is my mind playing tricks on me but when I woke up yesterday the weather in South Florida was actually a little cooler than it's normal 90 degree inferno, today it also seems to be a little cooler. So mind, you may play tricks on me all day every day. 

The good procrastinator that I am, has not yet purchased any fall clothes and I don't mean just this year, I mean ever! It just seems like a waste of money to buy sweaters and boots and leggings and scarfs when 99.9% of the time it is burning hot, melting temperature here in Soflo. It rarely EVER gets to the point of having to wear a sweater with a scarf, so what do I do when the rarity comes and it is cold out? That ghetto ratchet girl in me comes out and I pile on all my cardigans, don't freak out, this only happens about once a year. But, since I'm twenty flippin three this year it's time I grow out of my ratchet ghetto winter phase and buy some real fall and winter clothes. I'll just pray that it actually gets chilly here and I get to wear my sweaters and if it doesn't, eff it, I'm still wearing the damn sweaters because I bought it instead of a cute summer dress. If I need to adjust to the weather in soflo and wear my uggs with jeans shorts than so be it. (Let's be real though... How ridiculous is that? every time I see a girl walking in the streets dressed like that I just shake my head and think "Oh baby girl, just go back home and put some flip flops on") So clear warning... If you see me walking the streets dressed like that it's because I just spent $150 bucks in these damn boots and I.WILL.WEAR.THEM!

^^^^ OHMYGOSH I died Laughing!!! 

When I searched google for shorts and Uggs this picture came up. 

What this has to do with shorts and uggs? Ask google, I just thought It was flippin hilarious! 


So now that I brightened up your Monday (You're welcome)
I will link up with Sami for the weekend shenanigans!

Sami's Shenanigans
I will summarize my weekend in one word... Faineant 
aka Lazy (new word for you to add to your vocab)

It consisted of:
-Reading on my new Kindle!!
-Watching TV
-And lots of petting

And now you know folks, I'm a walking disaster when It comes to winter fashion 
and I had a hell of a boring weekend. 
Sorry to overwhelm you with my incredibly extravagant and exciting life. 

Till next time,
OX Camylla.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Another year, another candle.

Hello lovelies!

You know that thing I do where I go weeks (ok, years) without blogging? Well, that's not what I was doing. I was on VACA baby!! But I'm back and let me just state the obvious... Reality is a bitch!
By the by... Is anyone remotely aware of how time is catching up to the speed of light?  I swear it was just yesterday that I cried like a baby because I realized mere hours before my flight that my passport had expired. Yes, you read that correctly, E.X.P.I.R.E.D! As in my fine ass could go to Brazil but when it was time to get back in the U.S.A they wouldn't have given my Brazilian curves a second look before they kicked it out of the country...But, that's a story for another day.

I also remember turning 22 a couple of days ago so... WHAT THE EFF happened? I wake up today and I'm TWENTY FREAKIN THREE!


I was going to do a post on my trip to Brazil, then I remembered that birthdays only come once a year so I thought I'd do a post on that instead.

You know how there's 
-Santa Clause
-Tooth Fairy
-Easter Bunny
Blah Blah Blah

Well if there is some kind of  birthday fairy, birthday bunny or a fat guy with a white beard that goes around giving you gifts on your birthday... This post is for you!
Or any of my awesome friends and family that can afford this shit. Thanks

It's funny how when your broke, as in I only got $20 dollars in my pocket and I'm poppin tags by shopping at goodwill kind of broke, you see all these amazing things that deep inside you know it's futile but at the moment you feel that if you don't have it your heart might break into trillion tiny little pieces and you might never see the light of day again... (Jeez I'm melodramatic.)  Well, say thanks to America, land of the ungratefuls for that feeling my friends (I'm not excluding myself on this one). Now, why am I saying this when I'm about to share with you all the futile things that I desire? I don't know. 

Ok, now forget all the shit I just said above and look at all the cool stuff I want!!! 

Kindle Fire.

This Selma Studded Michael Kors bag

Doesn't have to be all three, just one Kate Spade watch will do.

Canon 5D mark III. Fine, mark II will work too

The new Iphone 5s. In gold, of course!

Nike free runs 5.0 in Tiffany blue 
(cause the color will help with my endurance)

This naked palette by Urban decay! 

Also... My perfumes need a refill.

My Daisy Eau so Fresh by Marc Jacobs is almost out.

and so is my CoCo Mademoiselle 

And.... Last but most certainly not least my Chloe!

And that folks, is my humble list of wants.

Till next time, where I'll be posting pics from my trip to Brazil and sharing a few juicy dramas. ;)

Ox, Camylla

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rock the shorts

Hey Lovelies!!

Have no fear, Camylla is here!
I'm just not used to blogging every single day like I used to anymore. I always thought I had so much to say but then when I have a place to actually say it my mind just blanks out I guess I'm not so interesting after all.

*Balls out crying and hides under the bed. Who hides under the bed? This girl does!

ANYWAYS... Today I actually do have interesting things to talk about. Don't look so surprised, jeez!

I don't remember if I mentioned that

I'm going to Brazil

Can you tell I'm excited? Good. I was hoping the large, bold, colorful letters would do it.

Every time I go I usually have a specific 'look' that I'm going for.Last time I went it was girly dresses and light colors. Fast forward to two years later and my style has changed a whole lot. 

I'm more into that rocker chic look. Darker hues is where its at!! 

So this year my outfits will consist of mostly high waist jeans shorts, simple tops and lots of accessories.

If you're a worldly person you would know that it is actually winter in Brazil. But if you're an even better worldly person than you know that where I'm going in Brazil which is the very, very North is 
HOT! HOT! HOT! There's no such thing as winter there, sort of like good ol' Florida.

I'm linking up with Long distance loving  for her weekly Friday Fancies. I put together four dreamy outfits that makes me wish I was Sabrina the teenage witch and zap all of it into my closet. Actually since I'm dreaming here they could just go ahead and organize themselves into my luggage.

BUT, since I'm not a teenager much less a teenage witch than I'm shit out of luck.
Sunday I'll be going to Aventura mall in Miami where they have an H&M and one of the biggest Forever 21 stores in Soflo. Hopefully I'll be able to get very similar looks for MUCH less! Fingers crossed!! I'll hop back here on Monday and let you know all the goodies I purchased!

I'll hop over on Monday and let you know if I survived the million little heart attacks I know I'll suffer by wanting to and not being able to buy every beautiful thing I set my eyes on.

Rock the shorts

Which outfit is your fave??

Have a great weekend!!! 

Till next time!
Ox, Camylla

Monday, July 29, 2013

Losing Hope- Book Review

Hello Lovelies!

Happy Monday... Not.

JK, it is a very happy day because were alive and breathing right? The sun is shining, the birds are singing and you're probably extremely annoyed at my cheeriness and I'm honestly annoyed at myself because I'm obviously exaggerating a bit trying to cheer myself up for a brand new spanking work week.

So, what better way to cheer me up than to review one of my favorite books.

Last week I reviewed Sky's story in 'Hopeless' by Colleen Hoover this week I will review Holder's story in 'Losing Hope' which was recently released this month and its book #2 .

 Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

This book was really, really GREAT! 6 stars!! 


"  In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder's past remains a mystery. 

He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him. 

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder's head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs.  "

I might have possibly liked this one a tad bit more than 'Hopeless' 

Holder, Holder, Holder... Hold me, Holder. Good thing my husband isn't jealous of fictional characters or I'd be in trouble.

All the times that I imagined what was going on through Holder's mind when reading 'Hopeless' came nowhere near the intensity of his thoughts.

"I let everything i'm seeing sink in because this is what I want to remember the most. I want to remember exactly what she looks like the second she hands over a piece of her heart."


Have I mentioned that Colleen Hoover is a genius? Well, she is! her writing is inspirational!

One of the reasons why I loved this book so much was because I already went through the motions with 'Hopeless' I knew what every single special moment meant for Sky now add Holder's powerful thoughts and intense words and you have EVERYTHING! 

" Every kiss, every movement, every moan, every touch of her hand against my skin. 
She's my saving grace. 
She's my Hope. "

This is Holder's story not Hopeless in Holder's point of view. This book talks about what he went through with his sister, when he lost hope, the struggles he went through after the tragedy.

"  I continue to hold her and she continues to hold on to me because it's nice to be able to find solace in such an ugly, lonely situation.  "

I didn't just read the book, I felt Every. Single. Emotion. I lived it.

My heart broke for the little boy.
I got goosebumps when he went all "swoon" on Sky.
I got butterflies when he became his smart and cocky "panty dropping" self.

I will read this book and Hopeless again one after the next as slowly as possible. But I need to recuperate from the emotional roller coaster that it took me through.

This book is raw, powerful heartfelt emotion. So, so beautiful and moving.

From losing Hope, to finding Hope in the end I felt closure and there ain't no better feeling than when two people you care about have a happy ending and as strange as it may sound I fell in love with this couple and I'll probably never forget them.

Buy it:

Till next time!
Ox, Camylla

Friday, July 26, 2013

Get in my Kitchen!

Heey you... Guys!

So I have this thing where no matter which store I go to I immediately head straight for the kitchen goods. For some unknown reason I enjoy buying unnecessary things for my kitchen more than unnecessary and sometimes even necessary things for my self .. Eek 

You must think... "Wow! this chica must live in her kitchen, imagine the wonderful and delicious creations she comes up with using all these cool different gadgets like cupcake hole maker, or all the delicious smoothies she's made in her new mellow yellow cuisinart blender, or all the salads she's peppered with her cool new mint pepper shaker." 

Umm...Yeah, I'm ashamed to admit that I have not actively cooked in years!!! And when I say actively I mean more than once a week and when I say more than once a week I mean something other than pasta or frozen pizza...

Aarghh yesss it's true, I'm a slacker! I'm an embarrassment to all people who believed in my cooking. 

I admit! I did buy a cupcake whole puncher thingy magigy over a year ago and NEVER made a single lonely chocolate filled cupcake. Yes, I did buy a beautiful cuisinart blender over 3 months ago and NEVER made a single thing on it. And yes, I spent Wayyyy too much money on a pepper shaker because It was the perfect shade of mint and NEVER used it! 

But!! (There's always a but) I am hoping, sitting, waiting, wishing that since I now have a place to share my "beautiful" meals I will be motivated to use all my cool gadgets.
Has anyone noticed how high my expectations are for this whole blogging community? Hoping it will miraculously give me a dream closet with all these fashionable clothe and better sense of style, become a chef...
{no pressure bloggers!!} 

My lazy ass is in your hands ... Just saying. 

Back to my point. 
Seems to me that since I will actually attempt to make pretty things in my kitchen I need MORE unnecessary but BEAUTIFUL gadgets! (I like saying gadgets it makes me feel like some sort of kitchen spy)

YES!! Now I have found an excuse for my weird kitchen appliance obsession muaahahahahhahha 

Son-of-a-buisquit-eater! I may need a bigger kitchen. 

Here are some things that I have been flirting with but have not yet scored 
you know you like that analogy ;)

Kitchen Porn


It's like a porno in my kitchen.

Only it's not with naked men and woman.

It's with kitchen utensils, bowls and measuring spoons, dishtowels, food containers, rolling pins.

It's just sooo much better!!

Anyone else getting turned on by this? no? WHATEVER!

Want to buy it all too? here's where you can find these:

And there ya have it folks, I feel like I have justified my obsession! 

Till next time!
Ox Camylla