Books · Review

The Break by Marian Keyes

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Published: 7th September 2017
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 576

Blurb:

Amy’s husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving her. He still loves her, he’s just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it’s a mid-life crisis, but let’s be clear: a break isn’t a break up – yet… However, for Amy it’s enough to send her – along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers – teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn’t she?

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Books · Review

Last Seen by Lucy Clarke

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Published: 29th June 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 448

Blurb:

Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea – and only one was brought to shore. The Sandbank, a remote stretch of coast dotted with beach huts, was scarred forever. Sarah’s son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah’s search grows more desperate and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows – and she’s right to. Someone saw everything on that fateful day seven years ago. And they’ll do anything to keep the truth buried.

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Beauty · Review

MakeUp Revolution // Matte Lip Kit

It’s been almost two months since I wrote about a beauty product.

There’s multiple reasons for that:

  1. I’ve barely been buying any new makeup
  2. I’ve not had the chance to photograph any products
  3. I’ve not been inspired to write (hint the lack of posts)

But in the middle of July, I decided to treat myself to one of the MakeUp Revolution lip kits as I’d heard quite a lot about them and to be honest, I didn’t want to pay the price for the Kylie Jenner ones.

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Books · Review

This Love by Dani Atkins

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Published: 23rd March 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480

Blurb:

Sophie Winter lives in a self-imposed cocoon – she’s a single, 31-year-old translator who works from home in her one-bedroom flat. This isn’t really the life she dreamed of, but then Sophie stopped believing in dreams when she was a teenager and tragedy struck her family. So, to be safe, she keeps everyone at arm’s length. Sophie understands she has a problem, but recognising it and knowing how to fix it are two entirely different things. One night a serious fire breaks out in the flat below hers. Sophie is trapped in the burning building until a passer-by, Ben, sees her and rescues her.

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Books · Review

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

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Published: 2nd May 2017
Publisher: Transworld
Pages: 368

Blurb:

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool…

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Food · Review

Fathers Day with Hotel Chocolat

Everyone under the sun knows about Hotel Chocolat and their fantastic range of delicious chocolates for any occassion.

They kindly got in touch back in April and asked if I’d like to work together, but with Easter being moments away, we decided to hold back until Fathers Day.

I’m a complete Daddy’s girl.

I have been since birth.

He chose my name, took me to ballet school every Saturday morning but most of all, he’s been there for me every single day without fail. Even when I was in Australia, he was making sure that I was having a good time.

He’s simply the best.

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Beauty · Review

Testing Beauty Products

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been testing out five beauty products.

Three of them are products you can wear and two are applicators.

I really enjoy going into Boots and Superdrug, browsing the counters and picking up new products to try out from brands who I’ve grown to admire and built up a relationship with, as well as trying out new brands whose counters I’ve walked past but never given much thought to.

I have done this post twice before and seeing as SO many have requested it again…

Your wish is my command.

I’ll keep my thoughts/opinions brief so you’re not reading for hours!

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