(Advance) Review: Belladonna by Anbara Salam

This book, which I was able to read on my Kindle via Netgalley (thank you Berkley, Penguin Random House!) is probably one of the most beautifully written pieces of women’s fiction that I’ve read in a while. Anbara Salam is a very gifted writer in that she’s able to put the reader in whatever scene...
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One day, while minding my business, I received an email from a publicist for Berkley, Penguin Random House with information about this new book and would I like to read it? Naturally I responded “hell ass yes” because I love books. When it came in the mail earlier this week, I began reading it immediately and...
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Graduate school has been done for a little over a month now and I miss it. Yeah, I said it. I miss school. While some of the assignments could be annoying at times, I do miss the daily grind of getting them done. I miss the new friends that I made and chatting with professors in...
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  So, one day last year I received an email that asked if I’d like to do an influencer collaboration with the Unilever owned skincare brand Skinsei. First, I had to make sure that the email was actually for me because I am probably the laziest blogger that ever existed. Well, not lazy, per se. It’s...
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Guess who’s out of the hospital?! ME. Honestly, I thought I’d be in there forrrrrevvvverrrrr. Ok, that’s a little dramatic, but it’s the longest I’ve ever had to stay in a hospital. I’ve given birth (via an emergency c-section) and gotten out of the hospital quicker! Having a pulmonary embolism is serious business because hello...
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Let me first begin by saying I haven’t slowed down long enough to write a blog post in months, but since I’m sitting here in a hospital bed with orders to “rest and relax” I figured I might as well write something about my recent adventures….being that I’m a writer and all. [insert LOL’s here]...
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One of the best things about being a parent is that you get to do all of the fun things that you always wished your parents would do for you. Yes, this includes going to Disney World. As a young girl, I was obsessed with going to Magic Kingdom and, because my parents were nowhere...
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  If there’s one thing that you should know about me it’s this: I love hotels. I became enamored with them as a small child because I loved the idea of a “home away from home.” One of the ways I love treating myself is through staying at a top-notch hotel that features a great...
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Fun fact: I love a good eyeshadow palette! I first developed a love for eyeshadow after becoming a full-time Beauty Editor working at a magazine. The beauty product mailings would come in droves and I would hoard the eyeshadow palettes to bring home for testing. I’d spend the weekend creating different looks with them. Of...
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SEPHORA just opened a small concept store in Boston. This 2,000 square foot store will be located on Newbury Street and will be the brand’s first digitally-enhanced, service-centric store to date. The brand says the store’s entire purpose for existence is to drive personal connections with clients and a customized shopping experience. Because of the...
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Andrea Arterbery is a writer (duh) that hails from the great state of Texas.
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