My Review – Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan



On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it’s not long before they realize they are locked in—and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors’ lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them—celebrity chef Jon Casey— with murder. Only Casey’s old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence.

But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own – secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a “before” and an “after,” how is it possible to live one life, not two?

Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan’s triumphant return to fiction.

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~My Review~

This story didn’t turn out like I thought it would. I don’t mean that in a bad way either. The characters were very well written. The story was good but also sad. For me at least. Something that happened a long time ago, seemed to affect everyone involved and most felt their life didn’t amount to much due to living partly in the past. There was one character in particular that my heart hurt for. This character made some pretty hard choices that seemed selfish at the time. They needed to be made for them to find their happiness.

All in all this is a pretty great read. Slow moving at the beginning. Jumping around to each character threw me off, but I caught on and it was full speed ahead after that. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and plan on checking out more from her. I give this 5 stars!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Hello! It’s Been Awhile

Hi lovelies!

I’ve been so busy. Things have slowed down so I wanted to share a bunch of stuff I have gotten and share my thoughts.

First up, The Rock Candy Studded Kiss Lipstick set and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prismatic Amethyst. I received these as birthday present. The highlighter is sooo pretty! I love the way it looks. All the lipsticks in the Rock Candy set are so pretty and pigmented. My fave one is called Crush.

Then I finally got my hands on the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette!

Along with Lock-It Brightening Powder. I picked up Huda Beauty Liquid Matte

Lipstick in Gossip Girl. Check out the cute bag I got on the Kay Von D website

for Earth Day!

I found these beauties at Walmart. These brushes are pretty soft and worked really well.

Another Kat Von D product incoming! I grabbed the Lock-It Blotting Powder compact.

I LOVE it! The packaging is beautiful as well.

A friend of mine went to Bite LipLab in New York and had a lipstick made for me.

I thought that was sooo cool and it even smells like cherries!

The formula is awesome and I’m in love!

I also got these cool fandom items for my Birthday! My collection grows haha

I know this was a lot but I was playing catch up. I am waiting on my Play! by Sephora box

to come in and I’ll be able to share that.

Have a wonderful day everyone!



Celebrity Makeup Inspiration!

Happy Friday!

We made it to the weekend babes! I was thinking of something cool I could do and I was inspired to do a transformation celebrity look. Yeeeeah I could try that hahaha The celebrity I picked is Selena.


When I was younger I was told I resembled her. I didn’t see it but I loved the compliments. Who wouldn’t? She’s gorgeous!

I am not sure when I’ll be attempting this but I will definitely post it here so y’all can see.

Have a great night loves! xoxo Laura


Makeup and Randomness

Hey babes!

I’ve been both sick and super busy. Now I wanted to share some stuff I have picked up. I picked up a lot of Wet N Wild products. Super excited to try them!


Then I received my Play! by Sephora box. I did like the majority of the things I got.


Today I played around and did a 90’s inspired look complete with a brown red.


I used Kat Von D’s Metal Matte palette along with liquid lipstick in Plath. Also used Tattoo Liner in Trooper. Foundation is the Wet N Wild Photofocus. There’s no filter. It felt good to put some makeup on after being sick.

For my beauty addicts, have you seen all the cool stuff that has come out? Tarte, Too Faced, and others. I want them all hahaha

That’s all for now my pretties. Have a great night! Xoxo Laura

New Laptop Sticker!

Hello everyone!

I was super excited to get my Harley Quinn diamonds sticker for my laptop. I followed the directions and STILL managed to get two tiny bubbles and it’s a little crooked. I don’t give a shit at this point lol I still love it.


What do you think? I LOVE it!

I saw there’s a Deadpool sticker and I plan on getting it. That one will either go on the lower right corner or on the inside. I’ll take a pic once I get it.

Have a great day babes! Xoxox Laura

New POP! Funko and Other Awesomeness!


I wanted to share the latest additions to my POP! Funko collection. First up is another Joker from the Arkham Asylum set. I do have the Harley Quinn from that series. The other one I was excited to get was Draculaura from Monster High. She is one of my faves!


I also added another Harley Quinn Metals Die Cast. Isn’t she awesome?


Ah it feels good to geek out. Oh man I saw a new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it looks AMA-ZING! Has anyone else seen it?

Review on New Wet N Wild Products!

Hey hey babes!

Wow I’ve been crazy busy and finally have time to post my thoughts on some new products I tried from Wet N Wild.

I picked up their new Photo Focus foundation, concealers, and pressed powder. Let me drop the descriptions that Wet N Wild has on their website for each product.

Photo Focus Foundation $5.99:

Your skin, only better. Our new high-performing, skin-perfecting foundation underwent major road testing under seven different photo lighting conditions to deliver flawless camera-ready makeup every time.

Specially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection.
High-performing, breakthrough formula
Featuring light-adjusting complex to help prevent white cast in photos
Tested under 7 light conditions with and without the use of flash

Photo Focus Concealer $3.99:

Let your natural beauty shine with our selfie-tested creamy and luminous concealer. Tested to be white cast-free under seven different photo lighting conditions, this high coverage concealer allows only your best features to get noticed. Gorgeous skin will be your only look.

Photo Focus Pressed Powder $4.99:

Your smartphone just met its makeup match. Pack this genius pressed powder in your bag for endlessly amazing photos every time.

Light-diffusing pigments give your skin a veil of silky natural looking perfection in photos and IRL. Wear it alone, on bare skin or over Photo Focus foundation for a flawless finish.

Sets makeup with an unbelievably soft, satin finish
Reduces shine throughout the day
Each shade covers a range of skin tones


I was super excited to try these. I was also a little wary, not gonna lie. I haven’t had the best luck with drugstore makeup. I know I know they’ve been improved but still….

Let’s get to my thoughts shall we?

I was impressed and in love! The foundation is creamy and a little goes a long way. I didn’t know that and put on a little too much the first time. Oops! It has a spatula type applicator, which I dug because I can put it straight on my face. Great coverage!

The next day I decided to use all of the products. The concealer is creamy as well. Great coverage without using a lot of product.

The pressed powder was a little weird. I couldn’t pick up the product with my brush or sponge. I scraped the top part a little and that seemed to fix my issue. It’s light and great for my touch ups. It doesn’t come with a sponge.

I took a pic while I was out. This is no filter. Excuse my sick face haha



I was like whaaaat! No flashback and I didn’t need a filter. Nice!

Bottom line I was impressed by these products and the price point is bonus! I need to get my hands on their highlighting powders. I’m thinking about reviewing some more drugstore makeup. Let me know some of your faves!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night lovelies!