Book Review// Her Secret by Kelly Florentia

20 June 2018

When I was asked if I wanted to review this book I was so excited. The end of the last book ended with a bit of a question on who Audrey chose and I needed to know everything that happened. I am now way too invested in her life. I mean I definitely had a favourite guy (hint: I def prefer Nick). This book did not disappoint and answered all my questions, including ones I didn't know I had.

Her Secret by Kelly Florentia Review

Dear Chronic Illness Book Release

13 June 2018

So I have some extremely exciting news. This has been building for a while and tomorrow it is finally being released. If you follow me on twitter you may have seen a mention of me being in a book. I was contacted a while ago by the beyond lovely Pippa from Spoonie Survival Kits. She asked if I wanted to put an entry towards a book called Dear Chronic Illness. I don't think I have ever been as happy as I was when I was told that my entry had been selected for the book.

Dear Chronic Illness Book Release

Bravura London Chemical Peels

11 June 2018

As you all know, and are probably sick of hearing, I have incredibly dry skin. Like so dry that I look like I have scales if I wear foundation. I also suffer with a lot of breakouts on my chin. Before Christmas I treated myself to a whole knew Bravura London skincare regime. I also picked up two of the recommended chemical peels and then ended up being too scared to try them. My skin can be quite fussy sometimes. I finally plucked up the courage to do a patch test and it was all fine so I took the plunge. I've been using these for about 3 months now and I am in love. I don't use them as regularly as I should and I really need to stick to a routine to get the full benefit but they are amazing

First of all Bravura absolutely kills the packaging game. How damn pretty are the glass bottles?

Bravura London Chemical Peels

Read in May 2018

8 June 2018

So May was a terrible month for reading. I was either way too busy or having to rest and watch chick flicks that required zero concentration because I'd over done it. I only just managed to finish a second book at 1 am so technically a few chapters were read in June. I am determined that next month will be better so send me all your book recommendations.

Lies That Bind Us by Andrew Hart

May 2018 Favourites

6 June 2018

May was such a busy month. I turned 25, I got to meet Charley and one of my best friends got married. Basketball season has finished for summer and I finally get some of my weekends back. Hopefully this means I might actually get some blogging done. I also desperately want to dye my hair a less boring colour asap. Purple or pink will be happening soon. What have you guys all been up to?

Anyway here's what I was loving in May apart from getting old. 

May 2018 Favourites

Read in April 2018

18 May 2018

So my week of actually being productive and posting didn't last long. Why am I like this? If anyone has any energy or tips for being motivated to write please send them my way. 

Once again my What I read... is a tad late. April bought a new psychological thriller series into my life and I also got around to reading the first Isabelle Grey book. It was definitely an enjoyable reading month. 

Good Girls Don't Die by Isabelle Grey

April 2018 Favourites

30 April 2018

I don't want to jinx it but I seem to be on a roll with posts at the moment. It feels so good to actually be posting again. I can't remember the last time I wrote and posted regularly. It's definitely been about 6 months.

Anyway April has flown by. My baby brother is now 19 and I feel super old. May means I turn 25. On the plus side my car insurance finally goes down a lot because apparently over 25 year olds drive like saints. My best friend also gets married in May and I cannot wait for the big day. Plus I'll be reunited with all my uni friends. We haven't seen each other in forever. May is going to be a good month. I can feel it.

So here's what I loved in April. Once again it's a fair bit of skincare. I feel like next month there will be more makeup featured.

April 2018 Favourites

Read in March 2018 Part 2

27 April 2018

I managed to read 5 books in march which is pretty good for me so I split them into 2 posts (part 1 here). I actually posted the first part at the beginning of the month and have somehow managed to procrastinate so much that this one is going up a tad later than I planned.  Part 2 is Just a Brian Freeman review and I am in Love with the Frost Easton series. I need more asap.

The Night Bird by Brian Freeman

Top 3 Cruelty Free Mascaras

25 April 2018

As you may know I am trying to switch all my makeup to cruelty free brands (still struggling with foundation so hit me up with your faves for dry skin). That has meant saying goodbye to the Maybelline mascaras I used to swear by. I am blessed with long lashes so I tend to pick mascaras that offer all the volume. I also used to only use brands on the cheaper end of the spectrum. However, I have recently been sucked into higher end mascaras and it kills me a little bit but they are just so damn good. So these are my top 3 cruelty free mascaras. I pretty much just rotate between these 3.

Top 3 Cruelty Free Mascaras

The Vegan Kind April 2018 Lifestyle Box

23 April 2018

I've been meaning to write this post for ages but I just haven't been able to take photos. I've either been too busy or too exhausted/in pain. I finally managed to take a few pictures today so hopefully that means I should be able to get a few more posts out soon. It also means that I've been able to dig into this months Vegan Kind Lifestyle Box

The recipe in this months box is a Sesame crusted tofu with peanut dipping sauce by Ginger Vegan. 10p from every box is also donated to Karass who are an animal sanctuary currently home to over 50 rescued farmed animals. Now onto the delicious things that came in this months box...

The Vegan Kind April 2018 Lifestyle Box

Read in March 2018 Part 1

5 April 2018

I actually managed to read quite a lot this month. These 3 I read in just over a week because I was on holiday in France and what are holidays for if not constantly reading. I mean it was too cold to get out of bed so really that's all I could do. Well that and eat all the delicious french food. I decided to split this months books into 2 parts so that the post isn't too long. So here's what I read in March Part 1.

Chris Carter Gallery of the Dead

Origins Face Masks

29 March 2018

This is my first beauty post in what feels like forever. I mean I know I haven't been posting much of anything recently but I can't remember the last time I posted something beauty related. 

I am obsessed with face masks at the moment. I do at least 2 a week if not more. I just love how they leave my skin feeling. I 'm in desperate need of a good skin pamper at the moment because I've slacked on my skincare due to tiredness and I ate some dairy chocolate so my face is not happy. I picked this cute little set up in the Boots boxing day sale and I'm definitely a fan. 

Origins Face Masks

Roma Sport Basketball Chair Fitting

23 March 2018

I have been meaning to write this post for what seems like forever. Back in November I finally purchased my very own custom made basketball wheelchair from Roma Sport. I had a lot of support in raising the money and I am so grateful. I had a generous donation from my old primary school along with support from my Aunty & Uncle. My parents also helped a lot. I am so lucky to have them.

Roma Sport Basketball Chair Fitting

The Vegan Kind March 2018 Box

21 March 2018

I decided to switch my Vegan Tuck Box subscription for The Vegan Kind Lifestyle Box. There was always too much chocolate and a few things I didn't like in the vegan tuck box so I thought I would give this one ago. I'm on my third box and I am loving them. You get 5 to 8 Cruelty Free & Vegan products delivered to your door every month for £13.15.

The Vegan Kind March 2018 Box

Read in February 2018

16 March 2018

So once again this post is late. I also didn't have a very productive reading month with only 2 books. The second book nearly didn't make it either as I finished it on the last day of Feb. March is already shaping up to be a productive reading month though so fingers crossed I actually hit my reading challenge this year.

 Final Girls by Riley Sager

Favourite Dairy Free Alternatives

23 February 2018

Some of you may know that I can't eat dairy. It makes my face break out so that I resemble the pizza I inhaled and it gives me stomach pains from hell. I am also trying to cut down on animal products. I've gradually been trying all the dairy free products the supermarkets have to offer so I thought I would share my favourites with you. The pictures are limited because I desperately need to do a food shop so I don't actually have much food in.

Favourite Dairy Free Alternatives

January 2018 Favourites

12 February 2018

Okay so January was a complete blogging fail. To be fair I didn't really do much at all apart from be ill and overdo it playing basketball. Here's hoping February is the month I can get my shit together. I mean this is my second post of the month and I actually scheduled it so fingers crossed it lasts. As I haven't been up to much this month, my favourites are very limited. It's basically skincare and lip products but who doesn't love a good face mask?

January 2018 Favourites

Read in January 2018

9 February 2018

I am trying to read more this year. I had a target of 30 books last year and I fell short at 26. I am determined to smash it this year. I've gotten off to a good start with 4 books under my belt already, even with most of January being spent with a headache that made concentrating difficult (hence the lack of posts). So here's what I've been reading.

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole review

Read in December 2017

30 January 2018

This may be the latest post I have ever done. It's been sat half written in my drafts since the end of December. Every time I go to finish it I convince myself that I am shit at book reviews and give up. I'm really struggling with blog motivation at the moment but I am determined to beat it and get some posts written. So here is what I read in December. It's extremely late and I may not be very good at book reviews but it may give you some ideas of what to add to your TBR pile. 

Read in December 2017

Bravura London Skincare

18 January 2018

If you have read any of my posts before you will have seen me moaning about my dry skin...a lot. It's a massive problem and makes wearing makeup impossible. I was also struggling with massive breakouts. I cut out dairy and that definitely helped but I also decided to treat myself to some new skincare. Sarah said that Bravura London skincare had massively helped her skin so I picked up a whole routine in the Black Friday Sale. I love that there is a page for your skin type with a routine that will suit your problems. I went on the Dry, Problem Skin page and basically bought everything.

Bravura London Skincare

2017 Beauty Faves

12 January 2018

Starting the year as I mean to go on...late with my favourites. I thought I'd write up my 2017 beauty favourites to share with you, you can also check out what I loved in 2016 here. It was meant to go up last week but unfortunately 2018 has just consisted of a massive headache so far. I am on day 12 of a damn cluster headache that I can't seem to shake. I have finally managed to get this post finished though so after a bit of a delay here are the beauty products that stood out in 2017

Photowall Waterfall Canvas

3 January 2018

I was recently contacted by Photowall and asked if I wanted to try one of their wall murals or canvases. I'm trying to make my home feel more like me and more homely at the moment so I thought a canvas would be the perfect addition as my walls are all so bare.

Photowall Waterfall Canvas

Reflecting on 2017

1 January 2018

I can't believe Christmas is over and it's a brand New Year. Safe to say I'm getting old. I can't imagine anything worse than getting dressed up to go out in the cold to go somewhere overcrowded and overpriced, so I saw in the New Year in bed with a cuppa.