wuthering heights review lifestyle blog

Before even finishing the book, I already knew how I would rate it. While reading some reviews on Good Reads, I noticed there were many opposing point of views. First of all, we can’t deny that Emily Brontë did in fact write a masterpiece. It’s among the most represented novels of English literature. Many people state that they hate this novel because of it’s horrendous characters. Mean, shallow, selfish...the list could go on. I don’t think Brontë’s purpose was to make the characters aspirational, quite the contrary. Perhaps she simply wanted to portray the evil side that many people have, whether they openly show it or not.

When I first began, I found it a bit tedious to even finish the first chapter. However, this year I set myself a goal of reading (and finishing) more books --regardless whether I like them or not. That is why I kept reading, and later found myself wanting to know more about these characters. Just to clarify, no I do not sympathize with them. But as a psychologist, I can’t help myself. Personality development initiates when we’re just toddlers. By the age of five, the characteristics become more visible and it completely takes shape by the time we’re eighteen. Why do the Wuthering Heights residents have such outrageous thoughts and behavior?

The ending took me a bit by surprise, given all the despairing outcomes I thought that's how it would finish. But no, after everything that occurred, the ending demonstrated that good things can happen, that the descendents do not have to be commended. There's a saying that goes "there is no evil that lasts a hundred years". Literally.

Rating: 3.5/5

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Book review: Wuthering Heights

la luna vita lifestyle blog

Hi there! As I may have mentioned before, cooking things is not my strong suit. But as the years have passed by, I’ve decided to start trying new things, and cooking is one of them. Though I may not have the right skills (yet) to make an entire dinner, I am at least getting better at making breakfast. Today I will be sharing how I made pancakes.

In the past, I’d always buy frozen pancakes or simply order them at restaurants. But while looking through Pinterest, I had a sudden inspiration/urge to prepare them at home. The recipe is quite simple, I bet many of you know it already.

All you need is:

  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 spoons of sugar 
  • 2 spoons of butter 
  • 1 cup of milk 
  • 1 cup of baking flour 
  • Maple syrup (or chocolate fudge) 
  • Fruits are optional
* This recipe is for 8 servings. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Quick and easy pancake recipe

Hi there! So I was finally able to get my hands on this product. I read so much about it, from blogs to Youtube videos, they all spoke wonders. Let’s just say that they don’t call it dramatic for nothing! It is, indeed, the best moisturizer I’ve owned so far -- and the priciest. Now, I know there are other skin care products that are far more expensive. But I usually do not spend a great amounts of money on beauty, I tend to go for drugstore products.

I am aware that the box states that it’s part of a 3 step process. But since I saw so many other bloggers using it on it’s own, I decided to give it a try. And the effect is immediate, as soon as it dries, your skin instantly becomes softer. I was slightly afraid it might cause me breakouts, but thankfully it didn’t. It’s actually been diminishing acne scars.

How do I use it? Well, there isn’t much science to it. I apply it every night after washing my face with Eucerin’s facial cleanser. A dime size is more than enough, and whatever is left I simply spread it around my neck. If you use it as a night cream, you will notice the difference in the morning. The reason I don’t use it for the day is because it doesn’t have any FPS. The product is basically scentless, which is a good indicator that it doesn’t contain unnecessary chemicals.

This definitely proves to me that paying for recognized brands, such as Clinique, is totally worth it. Not to mention, it makes me curious about the other two steps: the facial soap and clarifying lotion.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Product review: Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

No filter needed <3

The silence I know so well
Though it is hard to tell
Different settings
Same time of day

Emotions lingering restless
But they want to stay

Paper and pen
The company you keep
When your mind is at speed

As the streets become crowded
Footsteps dissolve the way

Better wait
Until the next day

P.S. The last time I posted a poem was back in 2015. Perhaps I should start sharing more of these? 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Whispers of the mind

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