Cute Stickers by Dorkface

27 June 2016

I am so sorry that my scheduling has gone to shit and I keep going like a week without posting. I had just started to get on top of things when I got hit by a massive flare as well as general busyness. My body is being a little bitch at the mo and fatigue is kicking my ass. Seriously I am so tired I struggle to form sentences and cry at stupid things. I will try my best to get more motivated and make scheduling my bitch but bear with me.

I thought today whilst I curl up in a ball in my pjs, with netflix and a latte I would share with you my fave stickers ever. If you don't follow Jemma on all the social medias you are missing out. She's a babe, with super cool hair and amazing creativity. She inspires me (a not very creative person) to be more creative every day. 

Cute stickers

I got two packs of her super adorable stickers because I couldn't choose just one. How amazzzing are the mermaids in wheelchairs. Jemma actually made my life when she showed me these. I think my favourites are the wheelchair mermaids, cupcake, camera and coffee cup. If you love cute, girly, colourful stickers then go check out her etsy and buy them all. I definitely need the self care and planner sticker packs in my life next. 

You get loads in a packet (I didnt photograph all of them because lazy) and they are such good quality and so well drawn for such a good price. I'm just struggling with where to stick them now. Postage is also super quick and it arrives in the cutest envelopes ever.

Cute stickers

Cute stickers

My blog header was also done by Jemma and I've done a post on some of her other artwork that I have. If you are looking for a new header or button then I definitely recommend Jemma.

Where is your favourite place to get stickers?
I'm obsessed


My Daith Piercing

17 June 2016

I have a few piercings and I love them. My nose is hands down my favourite piercing but I also have my helix, tragus, and 3 in each lobe. I'd wanted a new one for ages and was thinking about getting my daith done when everyone and their grandmas suddenly started raving about them for migraines. I was already planning on going to get my third lot of holes in my lobes when I had a week long migraine. I decided to take the plunge and get it done anyway. I mean even if it didn't work it would still look awesome.

daith piercing for migraines
Sorry about the poor quality picture. This is the only pic I have of my daith piercing and it was just after I got it done hence the scab.

It was one of the most awkward piercings I've had. I wouldn't say it was particularly painful. Just awkward. It felt like he was trying to fit both his hands in my ear and your ear gets pulled into weird positions to get the ball on the bar.

Does it work? It didn't for me. I didn't really notice any difference to my migraines and my ear hurt as well. My friend who got hers done at the same time swears by hers though.

This piercing was the most problematic out of all mine. My skin is really slow at healing (Thanks EDS) but this one just took the piss. It never seemed to heal. It was always red and felt bruised. Then it got badly infected about 2 months in. Shout out to my dad for cleaning out the gunk for me every night because my mum was too squeamish. It was pretty gross

Then one day I was scratching my ear as you do when the ball fell off the bottom of the bar (and nearly went down my damn ear canal, yes I freaked out). My dad tried for about 30 mins to get it back in and get the ball back on, impossible. I tried to put a small nose ring in it until I could get a proper ring in it but it was just so damn sore and fiddly. I decided then that it was just not worth it. It gave me nothing but trouble and my ear has felt so much better since taking it out.

I mainly got it for looks so wasn't too bothered that it didn't work for migraines as I wasn't expecting it to anyway. So gutted that I had to take it out though because I loved the way it looked. I just couldn't be dealing with all the issues.

What piercing should I get next or should I just get a tattoo instead? 
I want a tattoo so bad

What are your daith piercing experiences?
Did it work for you?


Zuko's in Aberaeron

15 June 2016

Last Sunday we were supposed to be going to the zoo but we are all lazy shits and refused to get out of bed. Plus it was raining. We decided to go to Aberaeron instead for chips and cake. Everyone raves about Zuko's so obviously we had to check it out

I was going to try and get pictures of everybody's choices but they all attacked them too quickly. Rude.

This is seriously the best waffle I have ever had. Fresh warm waffle, chocolate sauce, chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips, raspberries and cream. I just want to eat this all over again. I am pleased to say that I demolished this like a boss. Everyone that walked past just stared and mentioned how good they looked.

My dad went for the tutti frutti which he failed to finish. Poor effort David. As my brother is super fussy they made him his own waffle with nutella, strawberries, cream and strawberry sauce. Looked pretty epic.

Accessibility wise there is a step to get in but they have seats outside. They also have another shop up on the sea front which looks more accessible from what I remember. The staff are also super lovely and very accommodating.

I will be going back to try more of the menu. They have a selection of sundaes, cookies, and pancakes. It was so hard to choose. They had also just taken the most delicious looking batch of scones out of the oven when we were there. I was soo tempted to get one to take home but I was too full to move. Seriously pushing back to the car involved a lot of groaning and rest breaks.

If you are ever in Aberaeron you need to go to Zuko's and have a waffle. Seriously do it.


Book Review// Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

12 June 2016

I am a massive Karin Slaughter fan. I have read all her books and if you haven't and are a crime fan you need to check them out. Her series is amazing. That being said her last few books (Cop TownCriminal & Unseen) weren't my favourite and I was starting to think I was falling out of love with her. This new stand alone that my mum lent me however has completely rekindled my love and I could not put this book down. 

"Twenty years ago Claire Scott's eldest sister, Julia, went missing. It was a mystery that was never solved and it tore her family apart.

Now another girl has disappeared, with chilling echoes of the past. And Claire is convinced that Julia's disappearance is linked.

But when she begins to learn the truth about her sister, she is confronted with a shocking discovery, and nothing will ever be the same..."

It took me a little bit to get into this book and get my head around who the characters were in relation to each other. It also switches between different characters points of views.

Claire get's sucked into trying to find out what happened to her sister but the digging results in shocking revelations of things that she may not want to know. There are a few twists that I never expected and this book is filled with suspense increased by not knowing who to trust. I also love that this book keeps you hooked until the end. This definitely isn't one of the more predictable thrillers.
The crimes are pretty horrific but it doesn't feel like they are just thrown in for the shock factor like some books. You get to experience a range of emotions alongside the main characters and even shed a few tears.

I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it

Have you read any of Karin Slaughters books?


Lush Skincare

11 June 2016

Once upon a time my skin decided to be weird af and look scaly and gross every time I put on foundation. It was driving me crazy and getting me down. I tried so many cleansers and moisturisers and nothing seemed to be sorting it out. When I asked twitter soo many people recommended Ultrabland. I never really go in lush as I can't have baths and I forget that they do stuff other than bath bombs. Soo I took the plunge and popped into the Carmarthen store and the staff were beyond lovely and went through so many products that I could use to help my weird skin

To start with I chose Ultrabland and Angels on Bare Skin but I will definitely be going back for more. 

Lush skincare review

Lush skincare review

I cannot stress how much these products have helped my face. I noticed a difference after just a few days of use. After continuous use for over a month now my skin finally looks like my skin again. My foundation has stopped cracking and looking gross. I am so happy with the results and am now obsessed with Lush skincare.

Ultrabland is definitely my favourite and it goes everywhere with me. I made sure I packed it when we went away to cornwall in the caravan. It takes my makeup off with ease and means I no longer wake up with panda eyes. I was always super lazy and only ever used Micellar water but I am now a massive cleanser convert. My skin has never felt so clean and soft after a day of wearing makeup. It even gets my masses of eyeliner and mascara off with no issues. I just look like a raccoon temporarily. I've also used this everyday for over a month now and I've barely made a dent in it.

I was a little bit nervous when the lady suggested Angels on Bare Skin because I'm really not a fan of lavender and the smell usually gives me a headache. Buuut after feeling how soft it left my hand I decided to take the plunge and give it a whirl. You can definitely smell the lavender but it's not overpowering and doesn't give me a headache. It leaves my face feeling so soft, smooth and beautifully smelling. I love it. Only downside is I always get this stuff in my hair. Every time without fail. I don't understand how I make such a mess. I also keep finding random bits of lavender in my bathroom.

My skin now looks so good that my mum who has never used skincare in her life is thinking of picking some up.

What is your favourite Lush skincare product?
I think I need to pick up a moisturiser next


Batiste Heat & Shine Spray

6 June 2016

There is nothing better in life than having super soft and silky hair that you can swish around and run your fingers through. Soft & swishy hair makes you feel like a supermodel and everyone deserves to feel like that.

I was lucky enough to win a box of Batiste goodies in a twitter competition ages ago (I'm a terrible blogger). I'm a massive lover of their dry shampoo so was excited to try them out. This Shield my locks Heat & Shine Spray has definitely worked its way up to my favourite though.

Batiste Heat & Shine Spray review

It's a heat defence spray that protects hair up to 230°C and is specially designed to be used on dry hair so it's an aerosol instead of the wet sprays you normally get.  It is also infused with Keratin and Inca Inchi oil which helps to strengthen and care for your hair.

My favourite part of this heat protection spray though is the shine element. It claims to leave your hair with a mirror shine finish and I have to agree. My hair has never been as soft and shiny as it is when I started using this spray. It leaves my hair feeling in peak condition, moisturised and conditioned even though I have just attacked it with my straighteners. I seriously cannot stop running my hands through it once I've finished straightening it. It is soooo soft. I actually made my family feel how soft it was the first time I used it.

I also use this if my hair is looking a bit dull and I just want to add some shine and life to it. Also it smells pretty good. Very important

What is your fave batiste product?


Book Review// Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek

5 June 2016

The blurb of this book intrigued me and it draws you in from the first chapter. It's a gritty psychological suspense, crime thriller. So if you love crime and suspense this may be one for you.

Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek review

"Which would be worse: knowing that your dead sister has come back to life and is now a serial killer, or that someone else is the killer… and that person is you? 

Six months after Linda's sister Elizabeth killed herself, Linda has finally gotten her life back to some semblance of normalcy. Until a killer appears who is stalking men ... a killer who resembles Elizabeth ... a killer who seems somehow familiar to Linda. 

And to make matters worse, Detective Steve Anderson, her old high school crush, is assigned to the case. He's asking Linda all sorts of questions - questions she couldn't possibly have an answer to. 

There's no reason for him to be investigating Linda. She couldn't possibly have anything to do with this. 

Could she?"

This book is a strange one. I haven't read anything like it ever before. It keeps you guessing the whole way through. Seriously, I had no idea who the killer was. I doubted every single character, including the cat (pretty shady cat). I spent the whole book trying to work out if there was some sort of supernatural twist. I wont tell you if there is or not because it adds to the suspense. This did make me a tad apprehensive because I don't normally like supernatural books.

The suspense of this book kept me so intrigued I couldn't put it down. Is Elizabeth back from the dead? Did she even die? Who the hell is killing these men? Has Linda lost her mind? Has her abusive past caught up with her? Is she now a killer? So many questions.

I really enjoyed Mirror Image and I just loved the fact that I had no idea what was coming. This is coming from someone who has read so many crime books that I can usually guess the killer.

I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more from this author as it's a bit of a change from my usual but still gritty.

Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek review

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