Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review & My Thoughts-The Mortal Instruments Series

The Mortal Instruments series is a supernatural story with an exciting twist. It has three books in the series and fourth one is coming April 2014. The plot is extremely desirable. Once you start, you simply cannot stop.The series takes your mind and bends it to make you love the characters. The characters are loving, humorous, dangerous, and of course, mysterious. The way the author can imagine a world with fantasy, amazes you. The world of Shadowhunters is something new to the shelves and classic to the heart.I bought the first book on iBooks not knowing anything about it at first because i had bought other books that i had already knew of, and i wanted to read them first.. BUT when i started reading it i didn't pause once till I finished it, and then I started the other two and did the same. I can’t wait for the fourth book to come out.
"When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes(human) like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. "

Most books turned movies usually suck compared to the books,excluding harry potter. Its funny how Alot of people compare "The Mortal Instrument" to "Twilight" or harry potter as if those were the only books ever written in the history of the mankind. The stories about vampires and werewolves exists long ago and thousands of writers are using these as materials to create a new and different stories. 
I personally liked "Twilight Saga" when I first read it and so does "The mortal instruments". They are unique in their own stories. I loved The Mortal Instruments series not because it is “like” Twilight. I love it because of the plot, the characters and the world that the writer created.
"The mortal instruments" might not have as many fans as twilight Yet but i am hopeful the director will do it justice in the movie format so more people can see the awesomeness of "Cassandra Clare". The only similarity between "The Mortal Instruments" and "Twilight Saga" is that they have vampires and a love triangle,other then that they just can’t be compared. They are on two completely different fields. It has the magic/fantasy of Harry Potter and the Romance of Twilight, although the relationships in this series are much more complex, interesting and relate-able. I think it’s very cute. The sarcasm in it is perfect

Can't Wait for the Movie! 

I definitely recommend it if you like fantasy fiction and books with vampires and werewolves. These are my thoughts on the whole series. If you want me to review each book separately then let me know in the comments below and don't forget to read the book before watching the movie!

Mariam Haq

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July favorites

July is officially over and it was a very busy and hectic month for me. Health-wise not so good. I had infection and i had to see the doctor a few times but now i am perfectly fine. Beauty-wise it was a really good month. I have found a lot of new and good beauty products & brands. Ramadan is going very well,my family likes to stay at home for iftar and i am trying to eat healthy. So except for coffee, i have been eating pretty much at home all the time.

Anyways lets get into the post 

I have been loving Clearsonic Mia.It is an amazing invention and worked really well on my skin. I've had no side effects yet (fingers crossed). I am planning on a full on review of my experience on Mia with you guys so don't forget to check that out in the future.

MAC Studio Fix fluid is my love. I have been using it for 7 years now and it is hands down the best full coverage foundation for my skin when my skin needs full coverage. i am shade NC20 . if you guys want me to do a review on it let me know in the comments below:)

Garnier BB Cream is for those days when i don't want to spend a lot of time doing my makeup or i m in a hurry i use this cream with mascara and Bright lipstick. I have a detailed review on this BB Cream LINK!

Yes To Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream & Dark Spot Correcting Serum are going to be the permanent in my daily routine. I have been using these for almost 1 and half months and i cannot tell you guys how much they've made my skin happy. My next post is a detailed review on these two babies, so if you want to get rid of acne spots or fine lines under your eyes don't forget to read my next blog post 

I have heard a lot of bad stuff about Maybelline Color Whisper in the past, that they are very sheer or won't last long but i could not resist buying one because i love the packaging,its very sleek and girly. I wanted to be safe so i went for the almost nude color "Lust For Blush".This is a muted, slightly cool toned mauvey pink on my lips.It's sheer but pigmented and build-able (not to full coverage), has a glossy finish, non-drying not moisturizing either. I love it  . I might purchase more colors in this collection but right now i am content with this one . I got mine from ULTA for 7.49$ LINK! Other then that i have been using wet & Wild's Spotlight Red a lot and if you want to know my thoughts about it, Click HERE!

The perfumes i gravitate towards are girly, sweet and floral. I don't like ones that are too musky or citrusy.  But this month i have been using The Body by Burberry a lot i don't know how to explain this scent. This is not my typical sweet scent but it is very womanly, very sophisticated and not too overpowering. It makes me feel like a lady haha . This perfume is actually inspired by Burberry's trench coat which is always beautiful and classy. It has rosewood, iris and vanilla in it. I absolutely love this perfume.

I have two favorite polishes this month. One is from OPI "Skull and Bones" from their Pirates of the Caribbean collection. This is very unique color, a very milky, dirty grayish, white color.
The other one is from Sinful colors and is called "Boogie Nights". It's pinkish coral in color.


Loving the new plot about Lilith and Bill but totally hating the new romance between Warlow and sookie. I want sookie and Eric together .

New drama reminds me of Desperate housewives which i absolutely loved. So i am hooked on this too 

Have A Nice Weekend 

Mariam Haq