Books

Something Old, Something New: Excerpt and Blog Tour

After a long couple of weeks with no posts thanks to ruddy exams (one down, three to go!), I have something fun and exciting for you all. Today marks the start of the blog tour for Darcie Boleyn’s Something Old, Something New, and after reviewing her Wish Upon a Christmas Cake last year, I jumped at the chance to get involved. Sadly, I haven’t time to read the book yet due to the joys of university (#notreallyjoyousatall), and so today I have an excerpt from the book to whet your appetite. I wanted to wear my baggy old joggers but…

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Lusting After Dresses I Can’t Afford (And Praying I Win £500 to Spend at Maje!)

Summer is just around the corner, and I have plenty of events coming up – three holidays, my graduation and two weddings – all of which I have to find some gorgeous dresses for. After stumbling across Maje, a brand I’d not previously heard of, I fell in love with four fabulous dresses that would be just perfect. The downside? They’re pretty far out of my price range, and I can’t afford a single one. The upside? Maje happen to be running a competition to win £500 to spend. Yes please! Click here if you would like to enter the…

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Meet my advertisers | April 2016

Already April has passed us by and summer is creeping up on us (and I can’t bloomin’ wait!). I had some wonderful bloggers advertise on my sidebar last month, and with shopping addicts, beauty lovers, bookworms and lots of pink, there’s definitely some great content for us girly girls to browse… www.pink-confetti.co.uk / www.twitter.com/pinkconfettiuk After living in both America and Italy, Kent-born Nicola is now settled in London and spends the spare time between her weird emergency service shifts blogging about a bit of anything and everything. Whilst her three main topics of interest are food, travel and fashion, Nicola…

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Preparing for Summer Holiday Style with Aldo (plus a chance to win £500!)

I am a self-confessed holiday addict. And I’m proud of it. We all deserve to take some time off to relax in our perfect holiday setting and calm our minds. For me, a sunshine holiday is favourite, (though I do love a city break too!) and with Benidorm, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Tenerife coming up for me in 2016, I have plenty to look forward to. So when I saw that Aldo were running a competition to win £500 to spend with them, I jumped at the chance and browsed their site to pick out some of my summer favourites.…

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Let Me Tell You This #5

Happy Sunday! This week was my first week back to university after the Easter break and man, I am tired. Too many late nights have destroyed my sleeping pattern, but hey ho… noone to blame but myself, right? I have, however, had some fun goodies and have stumbled across some awesome blog posts! First and foremost, it’s Papa Gibbs’s birthday today! He’s officially an old man, and after reviewing their cupcakes previously, I was lucky to receive some more from Eat Your Photo* in time for my dad’s birthday, so a humongous thank you goes out to them and to…

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Meet my advertisers | March 2016

March was the first month I offered advertising here on Beauty, Books and Babble, and let me tell you: my first group of advertisers were a wonderful old bunch! With an author, a nerd, a music lover and some bookworms, there’s plenty of fun for you to look through with these guys! www.faisalansariauthor.com / www.twitter.com/ansariauthor Whilst Faisal Ansari spends most of his day to day life dealing with paperwork and legal documents, in his spare time he has a passion for reading and spends his time indoors reading until his eyes bleed. He transferred this passion onto the pages of his…

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Let Me Tell You This #4

Obviously I’m gonna start with a big, fat “Happy Easter!” to you all. I hope you’re all merrily stuffing your faces with lots of chocolate (or maybe Easter cake) and taking it easy today. I’ve had a nice chilled out week this week and so have come across some good stuff to share with you guys… I started reading Me Before You this week, which I’ve been informed will bring me to tears quite a lot. Though I’m still early in the book, I can just tell I’m gonna love it. You know when you read the first chapter of…

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Cut Down the Smoking with Vape Shoreditch*

It may seem a little odd for me to be posting about a vape pen since I am not a smoker, nor have I ever been a smoker in my life. In fact, I’m one of those really annoying people that tells all of my friends that they should quit smoking constantly. But when Vape Shoreditch got in touch and offered me a vape pen* and three liquid flavours* for a friend or family member who smokes to try out, I immediately thought of my brother, and so I was sent a Shoreditch Two pen* to pass on. Naturally, I…

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Let Me Tell You This #3

You may have seen at the end of January that I started a new feature called Let Me Tell You This; a post where I simply rounded up my week by telling you about fun things I’ve read, significant points in my life as well as any entertaining links I thought you guys might like. Well, useless old me only kept it up for two weeks (seriously, just twice), and now I wanna bring it back. Maybe not every week – I might have some pretty boring weeks where I can’t write anything – but as much as I can.…