We Are All Made of Stars: Book Review

“If there’s one thing I’ve learnt while I’ve been working the night shift at Marie Francis it’s that this is the one thing that sets us apart from other animals, the one thing that makes us human. Hope.” We Are All Made of Stars* is the beautifully written and heartfelt story of several characters, all of whom are facing their own fears whilst grasping on to hope that things can get better. Though the synopsis only mentions Stella’s story, we see snippets from the point of view of Hugh, a young guy whose girlfriend recently left him leaving nothing behind…

Pretty Puzzles Books You Need in Your Life

I, like so many others out there in the world of blogging, cannot resist cute stationery, especially notebooks. Well, I actually can’t resist anything remotely pretty, I’m not just limited to stationery! So imagine my excitement when I came across these beautiful little puzzle books whilst I was out and about in town last week. They were (very strategically!) placed right next to the tills, so how on earth could I not pick up one or two? Or three or four? Okay. Five. I picked up five. They were from The Works (you can also buy online!) and they stocked…

The Broken Hearts Book Club: Cover Reveal

Today on Beauty, Books and Babble, I am treating you all by helping to reveal the beautiful cover for Lynsey James’s new book, The Broken Hearts Book Club. It’s a truly beautiful cover (I adore the lace detail in the corner!) and sounds like a wonderful story too. Check out the lovely cover below and keep reading to find out more about The Broken Hearts Book Club and it’s author, Lynsey James… The Broken Hearts Book Club Secrets never stay buried for long… Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved…

11 Things You Didn't Know \ Tag

The lovely Jess from Cake Crumbs and Pages has nominated me to take part in the ’11 Things You Didn’t Know’ tag, which is great because it means I have the opportunity to tell you all some random bits and bobs about me and I also get to ask others to do the same! What are the rules? –  Answer 11 questions from the blogger who tagged you. –  Create 11 new questions. –  Tag up to 10 other bloggers to answer you questions. Pretty simple, right? I will try my best to tag 10 other blogs, though I can…

Review: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Skincare

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced anti-aging skincare line*. I had never heard of Arbonne before, and after a bit of research – okay, my “research” was Google! – I found that Arbonne is a company that works with direct sales, kind of like Avon, though it’s of higher quality and tad more expensive! The company aims to produce pure and safe products using botanical ingredients, and they don’t just stop at skincare. They sell bath and body treats, comestics and even nutrional products too! The RE9 Advanced set* is…

Ten Reasons You Should Visit Benidorm

Today marks three weeks since I flew home from Benidorm after a weeks holiday, and I am still having withdrawal symptoms, and have been since the day I got home. It was the first time I’d visited Benidorm, and it far surpassed my expectations. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I was expecting it to be a great holiday, but honestly, it was amazing! There was truly something for everyone there, so I thought I’d show off just a few of my pictures by creating a list of ten very valid reasons you all should visit Benidorm in your lifetime!…

Guest Post: The Book Title of My Dreams by Kai Strand

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Kai Strand, all about how she decided on the title of her book, Finding Thor. I hope you enjoy it, and keep on reading to find out all about Finding Thor and where you can buy it! The Book Title of My Dreams By Kai Strand “I’ve got to figure out what to name this book! I can’t keep calling it Cara & Nik.” The entire time I wrote the first draft of Finding Thor, as well as through a majority of edits, I called it Cara & Nik. Sometimes I…

Book Review + Blog Tour: Normal by Graeme Cameron

★★★★✩ In Normal, we follow the day to day life of a man who is seemingly ordinary to outsiders, yet following the story through his own eyes, we see how far from normal he really is. This man, you see, is a serial killer, and a good one at that. “The truth is I hurt people. It’s what I do. It’s all I do. It’s all I’ve ever done. I’m not… normal.”  I’m going to tread lightly around explaining the outline of this book, as I really dont want to spoil anything for all of you potential readers because you’re…

Book Review + Blog Tour: Red Carpet Day Job by Tasha Cotter

 ★★★✩✩+ After plucking up the courage to finally end things with her high school sweetheart boyfriend, Sophie Waldrop finds herself being introduced to a client at work; a client that just so happens to be Nick Jackson, Hollywood’s biggest up-and-coming actor. When Nick asks Sophie to accompany him to his next red carpet event, she can’t believe her luck. But surely it’s just business – can a big Hollywood star really like her? Despite his playboy reputation and a long list of ex-girlfriends, Sophie finds herself unexpectedly liking Nick, and she’s pretty sure he feels the same way. Can a…