Exciting new Benefit Cosmetic products!

28 August 2016

Hello! This blog post is about the new Benefit Cosmetics I have recently treated myself too. I was looking for a new eye brow product, as I have lots of different ones, but none in the right shade!

Celebrating my blog's 1st birthday

25 August 2016

They say the older you get the faster time goes and that is for sure with the last 12 months. Yep, 12 months ago on 25th August I posted my first blog post. You can view it here if you would like to see it.

Youtubers- Ones to watch

21 August 2016

Since discovering Zoe Sugg on YouTube about a year ago (yes I'm somewhat behind on YouTube- blame my age!) I have been discovering other Youtubers who have created some fantastic content.

Outfit of the week | Thursday

18 August 2016

Hello and welcome to Thursday. Today has been another very warm day. Little bit more cloudy but still feel like summer has made an appearance (less said about the forecast for tomorrow the better).

Changing faces | A blog identity crisis

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Hello and if you have visited my blog within the last 6 months you will of noticed that I have a different look to my blog.

Outfit of the week | Wednesday

17 August 2016

Hi there! So welcome to day four of my outfits of the week! I think I should call this blog post how to recycle your clothes...

Outfit of the week - Tuesday

Hello all and apologies for the delay of getting this post out. As you may have seen from my previous posts I am posting a post each week of my OOTD.

Outfits of the week- Monday

15 August 2016

Today on the south coast of England the weather has been proper summer weather. Warm sunshine, clear blue skies, warm breeze. Bliss.

Outfits of the Week- Sunday

14 August 2016

I class my blog under the term of 'Lifestyle blogger'. Now if I'm honest, I think that is a term used when you do not class yourself as one type of blog ie, fashion, beauty, food etc.
And yes I feel that reflects my blog as it is a mixture of 'here's where I went/what I brought/what I am loving' type of blogs.

The Ab Fab Collab | Book Review

Welcome to the second of Abbey and myself blog collabs. This month we have each recommended each other a book to read and review. Because we both love books and like we need an excuse to read a new book!

New beauty product releases

7 August 2016

Hello and thanks for coming by my latest blog post! I am always in and out of Superdrug and Boots looking for the latest product releases. With innovation constantly improving within the cosmetics sector I never know what the next must have item will be. 
And also I feel brands are getting more and more in tune with its customers, through social media and blogging. 

With this is mind I had a surf around the internet to bring you the latest products from my favourite brands. During the day I tend to wear more classic, neutral, bronzey colours and for evenings I add some smokey effect to my eyes and a bit of a darker lip colour. So what I have found is much to my tastes. 

I would like to also point out this is not an affiliated or sponsored post. I'm just sharing with you some of the great new products I have found. Perhaps you can share with me products you have found that I haven't included?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again soon!

Lot's of love,

Letters from Lighthouse Cottage by Ali McNamara | My thoughts on this amazing book

3 August 2016

You know when you finish a book that you love so much that you just want to share it with everyone? Well I do, as I have just finished a book that has simply been the best book I have read in a long time.

Quite an accolade to be given, but it is truly deserved. This book is by the author Ali McNamara who has written six novels prior to her latest book. All I have loved, but Letters from Lighthouse Cottage is her best in my opinion.

I awoke at 5am this morning, not being able to sleep, so I picked up Letters from Lighthouse Cottage, picked up where I had from where I had last read to and by 7am I had read to the end. I don't know if it was a mixture of tiredness, hormones or an emotional ending, but I was crying! The ending was, without giving anything away, in one word, emotional!

I don't want to reveal too much of the book, as I encourage you to give it a read and I hope you give it a place in your heart, like I now have. When I picked it up to begin reading it I thought it looked like another fluffy 'chick lit' novel, set beside the seaside, with a cafe. Like many books in this genre tend to now look like. But I think the cover in my opinion doesn't do the story justice. as it is so compelling and engrossed me completely. Never judge a book by it's cover I have learnt as Letters from Lighthouse Cottage has so much depth and a really well thought out story and captivating characters.

Village that inspired the setting of the book | Credit Ali McNamara
I also didn't read the blurb. I trusted by Ali's previous novels being so good, that I didn't need convincing to read her latest book. I like to also read books with little given away with what is going on as I like the surprise of not knowing what to expect. 

I have totally fallen in love with this book. I felt like I went on a journey with the main character Grace and really got to know her and towards the end I really was rooting for a happy ending for her. I'll let you find out for yourself what indeed happens to Grace, should you give it ago.

I like me you like a well developed story, likable characters, drama, romance, history and a bit of mystery to boot then I would highly urge you to give this a read.

I feel I'm lacking a bit on this review as I'm not giving the plot away, so you will have to trust me, someone who has read a lot of 'chick lit' novels over the last 15 years or so, that this is well worth your time to read.
If you like stories by authors such as Cecelia Ahearn and Giovanna Fletcher, then I'm sure you'll enjoy reading Letters from Lighthouse Cottage.

If you have read it I would love to know, with out giving too much away, what you thought. Also if you have a story you really love, I'd love to know what it is and why. Comment below.

Lot's of love,

P.S. You can get yourself a copy of Letters from Lighthouse Cottage here.

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