Beauty

5 Make-Up Magicians You Should Follow on Instagram

Sadly, I am not blessed in the make-up application department. It’s not like I’m really bad and end up with lipstick all over my face and mascara in my eyebrows (not all the time anyway, lol), but neither can I create a wicked smokey eye blend nor chisel my face with exceptional contouring. This doesn’t stop me enjoying make-up or reviewing products that work well for me, but if you want to look for someone with incredible make-up skills, then these are the accounts you need to check out on Instagram… Maya Mia (@maya_mia_y) Of the five make-up extraordinaires I…

Books

Wish Upon a Christmas Cake Blog Tour + Giveaway

Wish Upon a Christmas Cake tells the story of sweet and kind Katie, who is trying to come up with any reason to avoid Christmas with her family. She justs want the best Christmas ever, but she can’t see that happening. But when she turns up to the manor where her family are spending Christmas, a familiar face stirs feelings within Katie that she thought she’d buried deep… “Had I made a huge mistake letting him go nearly a decade ago?” Her first love, and recent widower, is spending the Christmas period with her family, along with his two young…

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Bargain Gifts and Aloha Lola Cards at The Gifting Lounge

With Christmas fast approaching, we’re always on the lookout for some bargain gifts for our families and friends. At The Gifting Lounge, there’s a little something for everyone, and all at extremely affordable prices! I was lucky enough to receive ‘The One’*, which is a stunning necklace from their jewellery collection. The necklace arrived beautifully packaged and the colours are stunning. This truly is a perfect addition to your wardrobe, and is ideal for when your outfit needs a little pop of colour. I loved wearing it on holiday with a plain black skater for a night time look with…

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Guest Post: Summer Sale Haul – Dos and Don’ts

Today’s post is a guest post by beauty/fashion writer and stylist, Peter Minkoff. Keep reading for some handy sales tips! Fashion has always been a way to project a sense of self. This wearable form of art (and I do dare to call it art as it is nothing but!) has an amazing impact on human psyche, human figure and the overall presentation of someones individuality with all its perks and flaws. By emphasizing the importance of fashion and referring to it as art I am in no way trying to diminish the great artworks in painting, architecture, sculpture, drawing,…

Books

The Fixer: The Naked Man – Book Review + Blog Tour

The Fixer: The Naked Man* is the first installment in a new thriller and suspense series. It tells the story of Katerina, a young girl who finds herself stuck in a string of temp jobs after ditching her cheating lover, who also happens to be her ex-boss. She finds herself struggling for money and soon has a problem: she needs $14,000 in two weeks or she’ll lose her apartment and education. Then she stumbles upon a job she can’t turn down. And so Katerina becomes a ‘fixer’ for the wealthy men of New York. She simply has to ‘fix’ their…

Beauty

Guest Post: Books vs Beauty

This post is guest post written by author and presenter, Jackie Kabler. Find out more about her and her debut novel below! “When you have a full time job and are also attempting to be a writer, you find yourself constantly juggling your two lives. After twenty years as a TV news reporter, I joined shopping channel QVC as a presenter nearly three years ago. I absolutely love it – it’s the ultimate girlie job, getting paid to talk about fashion, beauty, shoes and handbags on the telly. But on my days off, I have to force myself to switch…

Books

How a Self-Published Author Got a Movie Contract

Today I am over the moon to be announcing that self-published author, Mark Matthews, has signed a movie contract for his urban horror story, Milk-Blood (see my review here!). Milk-Blood tells the story of a young girl who not only suffers with a heart defect, but was also born with an addiction to heroin. It delves into her disturbing childhood filled with drug addiction, violence and real-life horrors. I’m ever so tempted to rant on about how much I enjoyed this unsettling yet engrossing story, but you can read all of that in my book review here! The book (and…

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At A Social Event Launch Party

I absolutely adore weddings, so when I was invited to the launch party of a new wedding orientated business, I jumped at the chance! I went with my lovely blogger friend, Kate, and we had a wonderful, giggle-filled night. The business being launched was At A Social Event, which is a new and very modern way of sharing your wedding memories whilst they’re happening. The concept behind At A Social Event is to get social media involved on your wedding day. Social media is a huge part of our lives nowadays, and with At A Social Event, guests can upload…

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The Reasons I Love Autumn

I struggle to get into the Autumn spirit through September as I usually have a nice sunny holiday booked. Now we are into October and my holidaying is all done, I feel like Autumn is well and truly here. This means I can finally make my list of main reasons for loving Autumn! I know, I know; so many people make these lists. Chances are I have the same reasons as so many others, but what the heck! Let’s all share the Autumn loving. So, what exactly do I like about this wonderful season…? The dark evenings. I absolutely love…