Books

The Suspect by Fiona Barton

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Published: 22nd January 2019
Publisher:
Bantam Press
Pages:
375

Blurb: 

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth–and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think…

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Beauty

Taking Care Of Yourself During Your Period

Period.

A word in which you can use to make any man feel remotely uncomfortable within a couple of seconds.

When I got my first period at the age of eleven, I was relived. It was the first time in my life that I felt like a woman, but my god, nobody prepared me for the cramps and the pain in which half the population would suffer from in years to come.

Having a period isn’t just about bleeding once a month (sorry!), it is about looking after yourself during that time.

Disclaimer: Pink Parcel very kindly gifted their July box to me.

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Food

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Yes, I have in fact become addicted to scrolling through Jane’s Patisserie and trying to perfect her range of cupcakes.

I have always played it safe when it comes to baking and by that I mean: vanilla. I attempted to make the Mr a birthday cake back in November 2016 and the idiot within me thought that using hot chocolate powder would work perfectly fine.

Cue tears and two cracked cakes on the floor.

Recently, I’ve challenged myself to bake every few weeks – not just because they’re insanely delicious but because it seems to be good for my mental health.

All credit goes to Jane for this recipe!

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Beauty

Travel Essentials With I Love Cosmetics

Fun fact: I have never travelled with a mini version of my favourite products.

No matter the weight limit, I always ensure that I travel with plenty of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body butter and perfume. It’s not about limiting myself to a little bit of product at a time, but it is more for my own personal preference.

I have used I Love Cosmetics on and off for a number of years – using their products mainly for when I travel as the quality is superb for when my skin feels dry.

Disclaimer: I Love Cosmetics very kindly gifted me these products in exchange for a blog post.

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Fashion

The Casual Anniversary Dress

Guess who is going on holiday today?

I’m about to embark on a full six days of car journeys, four different cities and three whole years with the Mr to celebrate.

Around the time of our anniversary, we try our best to plan a trip down South to explore new or familiar cities. Last year, we visited Bath and Cornwall which we absolutely loved and so for this time around, we’re heading to Oxford, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Newbury.

Aintree Shopping Park very kindly sent me on a last minute trip to the shops in order to find the perfect anniversary dress.

Disclaimer: This blog post, along with a selection of Instagram Stories and grid image has been paid for by the PR company. 

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Food

Wake Up This Summer With Pago

Summer is officially here!

Without fail, the first thing I do when I wake up is making a cup of tea – it’s auto mode for me throughout the past decade or so. But throughout the warm mornings, I’ve also been reaching for a glass of fruit juice just to kick start my morning.

Sourced from natural ingredients, Pago Premium Fruit Juice produce a variety of different flavours that are suitable for every member of the family.

Disclaimer: These products were kindly gifted in exchange for a blog post.

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Food

Afternoon Tea At Blackpool Tower

All of the restaurants and cafes seem to offer afternoon tea these days.

It is a lovely treat for Mother’s Day, a calm hen party, a birthday lunch or just because you’re wanting to treat someone and you hope they’ll take you along.

The Mr and I were kindly invited to taste the afternoon tea in the Ballroom at the Blackpool Tower which is just a little over an hour drive away from Liverpool for us. If you are familiar with Strictly, this is exactly where they film for the Blackpool special.

Disclaimer: This afternoon tea was kindly gifted by the PR company.

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