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Product Review – Lenor Outdoorables Fabric Softener.


Living in Pembrokeshire, it gets really rainy here. The weather is pretty unpredictable so I’m often drying my clothes indoors rather than on the line. Lenor Outdoorables have been great at capturing the “dried outside” freshness which I can still smell on my clothes a couple of weeks later. I love getting a whiff of it every time I go to grab a clean top to put on in the morning. It also made my family’s clothes feel so soft and I love that it helps to keep the bobbling at bay. All in all I’m really impressed with this product and would definitely recommend to others.

Thank you Lenor and Super Savvy for giving me the opportunity to review and share my honest thoughts.

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Book Review – Chosen by Sloane Murphy.

Book Review – Chosen by Author Sloane Murphy.

Blurb:

“After everything that happened, all I wanted was to go to the Academy, and maybe, just for once, get to be normal.

But now my secret is out, with repercussions I could never have dreamed of and I can’t trust anyone.

Even the ones I thought I could.

With whispers of murder still in the air, and lines between friend and foe becoming blurry, the shadows that were once my closest ally, could just be my own personal nightmare.”

Review:

This was a stunning sequel to Marked and kept me rapt throughout! For those wondering, I’d class this as an upper YA para-romance as there are some very saucy scenes in it that may be too mature for younger teens.

Sloane has done an amazing job with the character development, the story structure and, once again, I fell in love with everyone and Sloane’s writing style! Also, we got more Cam! Yay! We also get introduced to Ziniyah, who is a mer, and get to know more about his abilities.

I will say that there was one part that did have me confused, though, which was the bonfire. Although it could just have been my brain not processing it properly, but we have Eden meeting up with Cam and then them heading off to join everyone. The next thing you know it’s the morning after and Eden wakes up in Z’s room (that part was explained). I would have liked to have read more about the bonfire and the party after. Going from that scene to the next morning just didn’t flow very well for me and felt it a bit strange that it was cut like that. I even wondered if Eden had dreamed the bonfire.

The relationship dynamics in this sequel is a whole lot different to what I was expecting but woah! I am totally digging the reverse harem that Eden has going on with the guys! Hey, if they’re happy then have at it! And it made sense as far as the plot was concerned, too.

With this book, I feel like I have just stepped into a paranormal version of the Hunger Games! Only the ceremony at Black Water Academy is much more regal and fancy! I loved this little twist in the tale and I’m excited and scared to find out what happens next for our chosen one, Eden! Bring on book number 3, Hunted!

Purchase links:

Book number 1 – Marked

US: bit.ly/MarkedUS

UK: bit.ly/MarkedUK

AU: bit.ly/MarkedAU

CA: bit.ly/MarkedCA

Book number 2 – Chosen

US: https://amzn.to/2KkZfjj

UK: https://amzn.to/2TekvKr

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Book Review – Down Fall by Abigail Davies.

Blurb:

“Life was chaotic and unpredictable; made up of a series of events—a collection of firsts.
First crush.
First kiss.
First love.

Between the murky waters, I’d found salvation. And it was all because of him—the broody alpha who appeared at the time I needed him most.
He promised me things, and showed me the life I could have.
But all it took was one moment to destroy everything.

Nothing else mattered.
No one else mattered.
It was him and me against the world.
Until it wasn’t.

I hadn’t known just how forbidden our love was.
I hadn’t known I’d been tutoring his son.
I hadn’t known about the family he had hidden away. 
I hadn’t known he was cheating—with me.

I wish I could say I wanted to take it all back, but it’d be a lie.
A blatant lie. 

He was my biggest downfall, but I’d never regret it.
Choosing him was never an option, the question was whether he’d risk it all.”

This is the second part in the Fallen Duet series and boy is it as equally amazing as the first!

Once again you’re sucked into the lives of Lola and Brody and taken on an incredible emotional rollercoaster of a ride! Abigail Davies really knows how to make you feel exactly the way her characters do and has a way of bringing her characters to life. Another beautifully written book that had me on the edge of my seat most of the time; be that either because I was fanning myself over the steaminess between Lola and Brody (psst! There’s a lot more in the first book, by the way! You should go check that out!), the heartfelt scenes where I didn’t know how Brody was gonna react to Lola’s life changing news, or feeling crap scared for their lives! Like I said: emotional rollercoaster! Jesus, my heart was definitely in my mouth at least twice that’s for sure! So if you like angsty, edge of your seat, finger nail biting contemporary romance mixed in with some crime fighting DEA agents, then this is for you!

You can purchase Down Fall from the links below:

Amazon Universal ~ https://geni.us/ziAoF

Amazon US ~ https://amzn.to/2LGkQDY

Amazon UK ~ https://amzn.to/2GgP7Gf

Amazon CA ~ https://amzn.to/2LHt277

Amazon AU ~ https://amzn.to/2JzrXvl

Rose Quartz Face Mist Review.

I’ve been in need of a new toner for ages. Normally I’ll use a rose mist/water from a certain indie brand but I just couldn’t afford it at £20 a bottle. So whilst having a gander round TK Maxx I came across this rose mist by DA Apothecary (Daylesford Apothecary). It was £6.99 for 100ml which is a great price. Especially as the ingredients are all natural! Before I bought it I dropped them an email because I didn’t know if they were cruelty free (there was no leaping bunny or peta mark). They kindly replied back and said that they were and that more info could be found on their website (I actually did go on their site beforehand but dumbo here is blinder than a bat and couldn’t see it 🙈). I was absolutely thrilled so of course I went out and bought it.

A little bit about the product taken from their website:

“Rose Quartz Range

MAGICAL:

Attracts love and positive relationships, strengthening existing relationships,

Restores confidence, harmony, happiness and fidelity.

MEDICINAL:

Aids chances of fertility

Improving the vertigo

Soothes burns and abrasions

Strengthens the circulatory system

Unlocks impurities of the body fluids.

Refresh yourself with the beautiful Rose Quartz Face & Body spray made with Rose Water and Rose Quartz Crystals.”

The rose quartz crystals was a nice little bonus to the spray (I love rose quartz!) as I’d actually bought it for the benefits that rose water has – it’s an anti-inflammatory and helps keep acne at bay. Rose water is also gentle on the skin so not as harsh as other toners. The spray pump is perfect for use on the face – some spray pumps I find don’t give out enough product and just spray a line instead of a fine mist. I spritz it a few times on my face and a few on my cotton pad then wipe my face with it distributing the product evenly, wiping away any excess dirt and grime. It has a gorgeous rose scent to it and not too strong. I like to use it throughout the day just to freshen me up a bit if I’m feeling a bit tired. I’d definitely recommend this spray as it I’ve been in need of a new toner for ages. Normally I’ll use a rose mist/water from a certain indie brand but I just couldn’t afford it at £20 a bottle. So whilst having a gander round @tkmaxx I came across this rose mist by @daylesfordapothecary. It was £6.99 for 100ml which is a great price. Especially as the ingredients are all natural! Before I bought it I dropped them an email because I didn’t know if they were cruelty free (there was no leaping bunny or peta mark). They kindly replied back and said that they were and that more info could be found on their website (I actually did go on their site beforehand but dumbo here is blinder than a bat and couldn’t see it 🙈). I was absolutely thrilled so of course I went out and bought it.

A little bit about the product taken from their website:

“Rose Quartz Range

MAGICAL:

Attracts love and positive relationships, strengthening existing relationships,

Restores confidence, harmony, happiness and fidelity.

MEDICINAL:

Aids chances of fertility

Improving the vertigo

Soothes burns and abrasions

Strengthens the circulatory system

Unlocks impurities of the body fluids.

Refresh yourself with the beautiful Rose Quartz Face & Body spray made with Rose Water and Rose Quartz Crystals.”

The rose quartz crystals was a nice little bonus to the spray as I’d actually bought it for the benefits that rose water has – it’s an anti-inflammatory and helps keep acne at bay. Rose water is also gentle on the skin so not as harsh as other toners. The spray pump is perfect for use on the face – some spray pumps I find don’t give out enough product and just spray a line instead of a fine mist. I spritz it a few times on my face and a few on my cotton pad then wipe my face with it distributing the product even and wiping away any excess dirt and grime. It has a gorgeous rose scent to it and not too strong. I like to use it throughout the day just to freshen me up a bit if I’m feeling a bit tired. I’d definitely recommend this spray as it’s natural, gentle and super affordable!

ARC Book Review – When We Fall by Olivia Rose.

Blurb:

Erin Michaels wants nothing more than to just survive high school. With a life long crush on the boy next door, and his mean girl girlfriend who seems to want to make her life miserable, it’s no wonder those short years feel like a lifetime.
That is, until Mason Knight. 
When Mason Knight rocks up at Rocky Falls High, Erin’s world turns upside down, and her eyes are opened to a world worth living for. 
Exploring love and life for the first time, Erin’s world is set ablaze in ways she never imagined possible.

‘When We Fall’ is a YA novel that centres around high school bullying, finding love, giving you strength and bravery to rise above the bullying and have the courage to stand up to it and speak out. I love that this was written in first person with a friendly conversational tone to it. It makes for a really smooth read that really pulls you in.

The characters were easy to like – or dislike depending on who (I didn’t like Evan. He was a tool from the start). The main character, Erin, is sooo the book version of me; with her style, her clumsiness and her love of books. Not to mention her personality and how she overcomes being bullied. Mason… wow Mason. Ohhh he was everything you’d want in a love interest, in my opinion. He was always in Erin’s corner. Supporting her, encouraging her to fight back and not take the crap that the bullies were throwing at her. He had that bad boy vibe about him too which I loved… the reformed bad boy with a heart of gold. Monica (Erin’s guardian) and Grams (Mason’s grandma) were really likeable characters too. They were both so lovely and reminded me of my own nannas.

I was totally engrossed by this book. There is a major plot twist that I just wasn’t expecting and it had me hanging on the edge of my seat with my heart in my mouth! For a time I was worried that suicide, or attempted suicide, may happen in the story, but something entirely different happened and it’s not something I’ve come across a great deal in the books I’ve read. I really like that Olivia Rose wrote about it though as it really does resonate with what seems to be happening more and more in the US today.

This was a fantastic read that I definitely recommend you go out and buy! It is released 26th March and is available to pre-order now!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

B&N

Kobo

Apple iBooks

* This ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

** This book was previously written under the pen name Sloane Murphy.

Time For Tea.

I love my tea and for Christmas my parents had bought me an infuser teapot so I’d been looking around for some loose leaf tea to put in it. A friend of mine recommended an Etsy shop called Rosie Lea Tea. There are so many different varieties to choose from. There’s even Harry Potter and Game of Thrones themed teas! Plus some literary ones too. I was spoilt for choice!

In the end I chose mini versions of Vanilla Chai, Sweet Cranberry, Decaf Strong Breakfast tea and Chocolate Rose. I also chose a standard sized pack of Sleepy tea.

So far I have tried the Vanilla Chai and it is amazing! Even better than my fave Chai Latte at Costa Coffee! I’m currently drinking Sleepy tea before bed which has camomile and lavender in it. It feels like a warm hug with a comforting herbal aroma and it’s so relaxing. Here’s hoping for a good night’s sleep!

Shay and Blue Black Tulip Perfume Sample.

Shay and Blue’s perfume bottles have such a sophisticated look to them!

As soon as I saw Shay and Blue London had an offer on their Black Tulip sample size I jumped at the chance! It had me at “white chocolate”! Oh my god Black Tulip is absolutely divine! Honestly wish I had smell-o-vision right now, guys!

It has notes of plum, white chocolate, black tulip, cyclamen and snowdrops. I can’t stop smelling myself; it’s such a rich, decadent, sweet and beautiful fragrance! If you wear different perfumes in the daytime than you would at night then I’d definitely say this is the perfect scent for a night out. Particularly if it’s for a romantic dinner!

Normally, the sample sizes are £5, and for 2ml, I’d say that’s quite steep but with the promo code: BLACKTULIP the sample was just £1 with free delivery. I couldn’t grumble at that and it turned out to be so worth it! Would definitely recommend you guys stop on by Shay and Blue to try it out for yourself. You can thank me later! 😀

Jazzy Jems Bracelet Review. 

The lovely Jasmine at Jazzy Jems kindly sent me one of her handmade bracelets in return for an honest review. I love handmade things so how could I not oblige? 🙂. It came in the mail today and it’s so darn cute!

Jasmine can customise the bracelets so you can choose silver or coloured beads, what charms you’d like and also the length of the bracelet so that it’ll be the perfect fit for you or a loved one. I went for coloured beads because they are more me! 

They are so pretty and kinda remind me of mermaids! I love that it’s a mixture of colours that compliments each other really. Because the bracelets are thin, they’d look fab if you wore a few together with different charms on!

If you’re looking for a cute jewellery gift for someone then definitely check out Jasmine’s Facebook page. There you’ll find other bracelets that she’s done as well as rings too!

Book Mail! 

Ahhh look what dropped on my doormat this morning! 


Thank you Penguin Random House! Can’t wait to review Bonfire by Krysten Ritter! I am actually stupidly excited to have received this! I love Krysten as an actress so I can’t wait to read her new book! All being well I shall start it tonight once Willow is in bed!

Here’s the blurb:

Should you ever go back?

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as Abby tries to find out what really happened to Kaycee, she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” which will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of the question: can you ever outrun your past?

Sounds pretty cool, right? Review coming soon! 

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E.L.F Flawless Finish Foundation and Volumizing and Defining Mascara Review. 

Hey guys! I recently got my hands on the E.L.F Flawless Finish foundation and Volumizing and Defining mascara so I thought I’d let you know what I thought of them. The foundation is of a liquid consistency and I’d say it gives a medium coverage. I really liked this foundation. It went on really well and smelled lovely which is an added bonus! It did go a little patchy but more of a spritz of setting spray on my blender may fix that in the future. The foundation has quite a light feel to once on my skin which is perfect for the this hot weather.

The mascara? I love! There’s no clumpyness and it really did make them more volumised and noticeable! Not that you can tell by my photograph taking skills below  haha but you can definitely tell I’m wearing mascara which, usually, you can’t.

The foundation retails at £7.50 and the mascara retails at £3.00! I purchased them from Superdrug but you can buy direct from E.L.F. There is a wider range of products on E.L.F’s and they can also have some great sales on too so it’s worth checking out!
Do you own any E.L.F products? Let me know in the comments below!
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