Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Book Review

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly is a science fiction novel that dives deep into human emotions, questions existence and examines good versus evil. We all know the story so I thought! But it is nothing like it has been portrayed and nothing like I expected. Frankenstein is the Scientist and his creation is “the monster”. The writing is rich with so much emotion and has so much depth. It is beautifully written and it really captivated me with the tragic storyline and language.

About the story:

Frankenstein creates this monster and the monster learns to read and speak. He reads books and observes humans. He wants to be able to express him self and be a part of the people around him. He feels alone and one day approaches cottagers to ask that he stay with them. Because of his “hideous” appearance they run and scream away from him. The monster questions his own existence. The more he learns about humanity the more he feels alienated. He possesses nothing like the people around him.

“Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned? I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me: I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge.” Pg108

The monster fights with his emotions and his mind. He fights with nature and the elements around him. He feels so alone. He has no family, friends or loved ones. He has no recollection of being held by a mother and a father.

“But where were my friends and relations? No father had watched my infant days, no mother had blessed me with smiles and caresses;” pg.109

The book is written from different perspectives. One from the monster’s perspective and then from Frankenstein’s perspective. We also get dialogue from loved ones and other characters. Frankenstein feels sickened that he has created such a creature. The monster’s self hatred increases and he seeks to find Frankenstein to ask him to create a woman for him. Frankenstein’s discussion with the monster made me feel like I’m listening into their conversation and made me question who’s side I’m on. On one side I feel that creating yet another monster will not be a good idea and on the other hand the monster is so alone and empty inside and needs company. Frankenstein then describes how the monster is so evil and he fears that if he creates another like him it might be double the trouble. He also says that the female monster might find the original monster just as hideous and ugly.

Then the monster threatens Frankenstein. Frankenstein starts the second monster creation but stops. The monster intimidates Frankenstein and tells him that he will be there on his wedding day. Frankenstein feels that this is his doom. A destiny that can’t be avoided because he is the creator of this horrible creature.

By this point I dislike the creature because he has murdered people and now threatens Frankenstein. But then a part of me still feels bad for him because it is not his fault for looking the way he does or even for his existence. Should Frankenstein go through this torture from this monster? They both have their reasons and make decisions that challenge each other and their feelings and words create this dual friction. The monster says that his agony is superior to Frankenstein’s agony.

Mary Shelley creates this environment around each place that is so well balanced with the characters mood and feeling. I really envisioned many parts of story like the second monster laying there half created and specially the physicality of Frankenstein at the end of the book. There are so many beautiful parts to this story. It takes you on a journey and yes I cried at the end. I will not giveaway the ending. You must read this book. I listened to the book as I read along. It made it very enjoyable. This is on my list of favourite books ever!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Collection

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hello my lovely beautiful friends! I hope you are all well and healthy. I’m here to share my thoughts with you on the skintreats Hydrating Milky Collection. This collection is available on, Shoppers Drugmart and other retailers as well. I’ve been kindly sent these to try them out. Thank you so much to Pixi. They are absolutely lovely and I love them all. Very creamy, smells so good and very hydrating. I love Pixi Skincare and this collection is very nourishing and super hydrating. Very gentle on the skin. I love how this collections smells and also how it makes my skin feel.

Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover

Hydrates the skin and removes eye, face and lip makeup. It removes waterproof makeup. It’s infused with coconut extracts and probiotics. Provides moisture and balance to the skin. It gently tones skin as you remove makeup. Cinnamon extract is used to provide anti-inflammatory benefits. It is paraben free, not tested on animals. It also has oat extract which soothes & hydrates. I really enjoy using this product and it works so well. It also leaves my skin feeling good.

Hydrating Milky Cleanser

Hydrating Milky Cleanser is so creamy and enriched with moisturizing coconut extract, Willow bark extract and skin-perfecting probiotics. This formula provides the skin with deep hydration. It is so rich and soothing. It calms skin irritation. It is formulated with moisturizing jojoba and anti-inflammatory cinnamon extract.

Hydrating Milky Peel

This gently exfoliates the skin. It’s a cream that clears away dead skin cells. It’s very moisturizing and gentle. It’ enriched with natural cellulose. Enriched with coconut and skin-balancing protecting probiotics. Arginine is included to encourage collagen and elastin production. It has antioxidant benefits. It also has other lovely ingredients such as willow bark, cinnamon extract and more. It is paraben-free, not tested on animals. I use this by cleansing my skin first, then I apply a thin layer of Hydrating Milky Peel to my clean face and leave it on for two to three minutes. I gently massage the micro-peeling cream to my skin and rinse it off with water. 

Milky Tonic

Milky Tonic calms, soothes and balances my skin. It’s a lovely gentle facial toner. Infused with Oat Extract to balance and comfort irritated skin. It relaxes my skin and the formula includes lovely botanicals like matricaria flower water, jojoba seed oil, camellia leaf extract, orange peel extract, rose flower extract, vanilla extract, grape extract, lemon extract, clove extract and lavender extract. This milky tonic is suitable for all skin types including very dry or sensitive skin. Alcohol-free formula, paraben-free and not tested on animals.  

Hydrating Milky Serum

After I cleanse my face and tone it I then add the Milky Serum. This serum is full of nutrients and it helps restore dehydrated skin. It is silky smooth and lightweight. The formula boost hydration and doesn’t feel heavy on the face. Formula includes rose water extract, jojoba oil and Aloe Vera. It really nourishes and gives the skin a plumped effect. It is suited for all skin types. Paraben free and not tested on animals.

Milky Lotion

This miky lotion is amazing! Provides a deep hydration and long-term skin moisture. This is great for the face and body. It delivers instant hydration and improves moisture. Formula includes Shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa seed extract. Also includes sweet almond oil and black oat extract. This formula keeps the skin super soft, supple and healthy. 

I really love the Milky Collection because it’s super hydrating and nourishing. Thank you so much to Pixi By Petra for this beautiful skincare. My skin is very hydrated and looks and feels amazing. I am truly grateful. Thank you Pixi Beauty!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pixi Skintreats Vitamin-C Skincare Review

I kindly received Pixi Skintreats Vitamin C skincare line as PR Samples and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. I’ve been using these five products for a month now and I feel I have gotten to know them very well. I can say that this is my favourite Pixi skincare line so far. I love the other ones as well but really love how these five make my skin look and feel.

All Pixi Skintreats products are paraben free, vegan, gluten-free, phthalate free. The Vitamin-C skincare line has anti-oxidant clarifying properties and beautiful ingredients such as refreshing orange blossom and grapefruit. Boost of energy and they smell so good!

Pixi Skintreats Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser with Orange Flower water is a really lovely cleanser that feels so nice on the skin. It cleans the skin really well and leaves it feeling so refreshed. The formula smells so good. I love the pump on the packaging. Very easy to use with a cotton round. I brought this with me in my summer travels and really loved using this to clean my skin in the morning and evening. Easy to use and very effective.

Pixi Skintreats Vitamin-C Tonic is so wonderful. It has vitamin ferulic acid and brightens the complexion. This toner helps promote collagen and promotes luminosity. It gently exfoliates and is alcohol free.

Pixi Skintreats Vitamin-C Lotion is a brightening moisturizer. It smells so delightful and feels so incredible on the skin. I really love how super moisturizing the formula is and it really makes the skin illuminate. This is one product that I would instantly repurchase.

Pixi Skintreats Vitamin-C Serum is a brightening concentrate and it feels very light on the skin. I apply a few drops on my hands and press it on to my face gently. This serum’s formula is brightening and antioxidant and it helps with the effects of sun damage.

Last but not least the Vitamin-C Caviar Balm a brightening leave -on Mask that is a hydration boost to the max! Really amazing and I apply this at night and sleep with it on. Very soothing, hydrating and leaves the skin feeling like silk. So incredible!

Thank you so much to Pixi Beauty for these incredible products. I really love this line and it’s my favourite one so far. I love how hydrated and soothed my skin feels and the overall appearance of my skin illuminates. I love how healthy my skin looks and feels. I truly recommend this line and would love to know if any of you have tried the Pixi Skintreats Vitamin C line.

Thank you all and have a beautiful rest of the week!

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I enjoy skincare so much and Avon’s ANEW Hydra Fusion is everything I could ask for. I’ve been using AVON ANEW HYDRA FUSION Gel Creme and Eye Serum and I absolutely love them. They feel cool and refreshing on the skin and really hydrating.

Avon has come out with three more beautiful products from this line that I have added to my daily skincare routine and love. One is the Cleansing Micellar Water that gently lifts dirt, oil and makeup while boosting hydration. Also no water needed! $16.00 for 300ml bottle.

I really love using the In-Shower Mask. I just pat the liquid mask on wet, cleansed face at the end of a shower or over a sink. I don’t rinse. My skin feels so moisturized! Absolutely hydrating and so wonderful. I also use the mask after cleansing my face out of the shower as well. $28.00 for 200ml. I love that the Cleansing Micellar water and the In-Shower Mask have the perfect hole at the top for squeezing out the product out.

I’ve also added De-Puffing Eye Serum to my morning and night routine. It works so beautifully and really helps de-puff and hydrate the delicate under-eye area while reducing the look of bags and dry lines. The formula includes Hyaluronic Acid, Raspberry antioxidant and caffeine. 15ml for $35.00.

How lovely is the tip on the de-puffing eye serum? I love the slant and it glides nicely under the eye area.

Thank you so much to AVON.CA for personalizing my head towel. I appreciate it so much. It holds my hair up and away from my face when I’m washing and applying the product. It’s so beautiful to receive something personalized. It really makes me feel very special.

Thank you so much AVON.CA for the beautiful skincare. I’m a huge fan of the ANEW HYDRA FUSION SKINCARE LINE. I highly recommend it.

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Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation Review #NEWGENERATIONMATTE

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I received the Make Up For Ever New Matte Velvet Skin foundation to try out and I’m here to share my thoughts with you. It’s a full coverage 24hr foundation and comes in 40 shades. It is light weight and oil-free. This foundation is not drying and moves with your face. It feels like I’m wearing nothing on my skin and I love it!


I will start with the Primer. I really love the primer. It is very hydrating. I feel that it helps a lot with the dry spots that I have around my nose, eyes, mouth and forehead. It also helps my foundation stay on longer. It is super soft, light, hydrating and silky.


As I wore the foundation through the day my skin got oily very little only a little around my T-Zone but a lot less than other foundations I’ve tried. I patted it down with my powder and was good to go. It lasted until I washed it off at night.  The New Matte Velvet Skin Foundation applies nicely but I had to work in small areas at a time. The formula dries fast. It gives an incredible coverage and feels good on the skin.


The brush is a new way for me to apply foundation. I usually use my fingers or beauty blender.  I really enjoyed applying it with the brush, it made the foundation nice and even on the face. It also helped cover delicate areas with more precision around the nose, mouth and eyes.


The brush is absolutely beautiful. Has a lovely weight to it. This is the first time that I’ve used a Make Up For Ever makeup brush and I love how soft it is. It is very nice and gentle on the skin.


Life-Like Full Coverage. Unique Flexi-fit complex makes this full coverage, lightweight & oil free foundation flexible, so it moves with your skin and never cakes, flakes, or fades. -Make Up For Ever

Makeup Artists Tips

For a long wearing lit-from-within glow, spray your artisan brush 108 with Mist & Fix, then place a small pearl size amount of matte velvet skin onto your cheeks, chin and forehead. Using artisan brush 108 fan out the product, way from the centre of the face to achieve a flawless look. -Makeup Artist Mathew Richard @mattmakeup



Makeup Artist Tips

To achieve a flawless velvety complexion, I use three shades of Matte Velvet Skin foundation to create dimension. First, I place light foundation colour on the high points of the face then I select a darker foundation for the points of the face I wish to contour. Finally I bridge the two foundation shades with the perfect complexion colour to achieve a beautifully, naturally sculpted face. – National Educator Dannica Lamoureux @dannicadots

To achieve a red carpet ready complexion add a drip of AIRBRUSH THINNER to your MATTE VELVE SKIN on a flat metal palette. Combine the two products, then apply them to the skin by using a fanning motion from the centre of the face outwards. The result is seamless and long wearing. -Pro Business Development Manager Emily Lajoie Bourassa @lajoiemua

Just one application and I am so happy with the coverage! The foundation feels very light and airy on my skin and covers perfectly. If you want a comfortable foundation that keeps your complexion matte and that lasts all day try Make Up For Ever New Matte Velvet Skin. It feels natural and the formula allows the skin to breath and move. I highly recommend this foundation, primer and brush. I love that they have over 40 shades. The foundation keeps shine under control and my skin looks and feels healthy at the same time. Thank you so much to Make Up For Ever for the incredible PR samples. I’m so grateful. Thank you so much!

Make Up For Ever New Generation Matte Velvet Skin is available exclusively at Sephora & for $48.00



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