Wednesday, 18 July 2018

What I'm Reading?

Hello Everyone!
So for today’s post I thought I would share the book I’m currently reading.
Reading was one of my favourite hobbies when I left school but I kind of fell out of love with it as I started my blog, I started working and just had other things to prioritise rather than reading. Recently I told myself I need to get back into it as I genuinely missed it and I had bought myself a new Kindle but I had also picked up quite a few books from the Charity Shops so I knew I had to start reading again. I wasn’t sure what kind of book I wanted to read so I just looked through my bookshelf and picked one which stood out for me which I decided on The Last Piece Of My Heart by Paige Toon as I had always loved Paige Toon as an author and she was definitely one which actually got me into reading as I just adored her books and storylines. I picked this one up in my local charity shop for £2 which I was so happy about! First off the cover is stunning I just adore it as I think the green with the bronzed writing just makes it look so stunning so taking this picture was so easy. The book is probably standard in terms of size but it is 399 pages which when I haven’t read for so long this seems like a challenge for me to finish the book but so far I’m doing well! I’m reading on an evening if I get chance or when I’m in bed and it’s honestly something I look forward to now. So in terms of the story so far we follow Bridget who is an author who has been given a job to ghost write a book done by another author who has passed away and was half way through writing this book. I have honestly fallen in love with Bridget as a character so far as I just find her so relatable and I’m just loving the story so far. I’ve now been introduced to Chris who is the widower and his daughter and also his brother, I feel as though there will be some kind of love interest but I’m just not sure who it will be yet. I just adore Paige Toon’s writing as I can just picture everything perfectly and I think that’s what I enjoy when I’m reading her books.

I will of course do a review of this book once I have finished it which I am doing updates on my Goodreads if you’d like to add me on there for my updates whilst reading any of the books I pick up. So far I am honestly loving the storyline and the characters and can’t wait to carry on with it. I feel as though this book has got me back into reading I honestly love it!
Have you read this book? If so what’s your thoughts?
Friday, 13 July 2018

Top 3 Eyeshadow Palettes

Hello Everyone!
So for this week’s post I thought I would share the current 3 eyeshadow palette’s I’m reaching for.
I will just say all of these palette’s are by Revolution but I just adore their eyeshadow palettes and always pick up the new ones when they get released, I have done a picture of shades etc inside which I will share a bit further down in this post to then explain the pigmentation of the eyeshadows and give a little review on them all but first let’s talk about the packaging. So I will start off with the two collaboration palettes with Soph who is a YouTuber who I have watched for quite a while and knew I would definitely be picking up her palettes. So the first one which she released was just named Soph Eyeshadow palette which the packaging for this is a matte beige colour with the rose gold writing now I personally adored this packaging when it was released which of course over time it does get a bit worn which this one is thankfully a brand new palette but I just found this packaging to be stunning. Soph’s next palette was released this year and this is called Extra Spice now I knew as soon as I saw the swatches I would be picking this palette up now for this packaging it’s rose gold packaging (Love it!!) with the matte beige writing this time round now I adored the first palette’s packaging but adore this one even more I just think it’s so stunning. Now onto the other palette of the three which this one is the I Heart Revolution Nude Chocolate palette which I actually have most of the chocolate palettes by Revolution as I adore the palettes but the packaging on this is so stunning. I adore the chocolate packaging and I find this one so pretty with the chocolate part is like a white/beige colour – Love it!!
Now onto the shades and how I find them, So I will start with Soph’s first palette I just think the range of shades is incredible. You have a mixture of mattes and shimmers which range from a white all the way to a black with everything in between, so pigmentation wise these are incredible and so easy to blend out without being patchy. The shimmer shades are so pigmented a little bit definitely goes a long way as for the mattes I find the best way to apply these for me is to build up the pigmentation as I sometimes apply a little too much but again these are so pigmented. I found this palette helped me come out of my comfort zone in terms of shades/eye looks. I will definitely always repurchase this palette as I love it so much – I’m currently onto my second one (hence the brand new palette) So next palette by Soph again has such a range of shades it’s so stunning – I’m yet to come out of my comfort zone with this palette but I still love it. Again it has a range of shimmers and mattes which start from a matte beige shade all the way through to a yellow shimmer (Stunning!) I feel as though this is a palette I will again use daily as I could create some stunning looks with this. There’s shades for an everyday look to a going out look depending what you wanted. Now onto the Naked Chocolate palette which first off how stunning right? These palettes are the same they range from mattes to shimmer shades but most of these shades are nudes or browns which suit me perfectly. There is the odd pink or a red shade but all these shades are ones I would use. The shimmers are so pigmented and again the mattes blend perfectly. As you can see all these palettes have a massive mirror which I find so handy for when applying my makeup but now onto prices, I order through Revolutions website which Soph’s palettes are £10 each which I think are so inexpensive but so worth the money! The Naked Chocolate palette is £8.99 and again so worth the money – I will definitely be picking up more palettes from Revolution.
Do you own any of these?
Wednesday, 11 July 2018

My Current Planner - Review

Hello Everyone!
So for this week’s post I thought I would share my current planner and just give you my thoughts on it.
I picked up the Busy B A5 Busy Life Diary in Pretty from Amazon as I had researched into these planners and thought this one would be perfect for me but it was also such a “Pretty” design which matches the title of the diary perfectly. I picked up the A5 size as I thought that size would work better for me which it definitely does. This diary runs throughout 2018 but I probably will purchase the mid 2018 diary as I always like to keep up with my diaries. So in terms of how the diary looks inside I did take a picture of the layout to show you which it looks like this –
So the diary includes a monthly spread, handy pockets which you can use for paperwork etc which I have found I use a lot more than expected, weekly spreads which I will go into detail in a second, notes pages and useful/personal information pages which I love these in diaries. So the weekly spreads are slightly different to a usual diary but this is what I loved about this diary. So the weekly pages are spread across two pages but it is a duplicate page which means you can spread your week out onto the two pages. On the left page I use this to plan my week out in terms of my part time business and the right page is for my Blog, YouTube and personal life for the week. I find this works really well for me as I can split it all up and can glance to see how my week pans out for everything which I just find this makes me more productive but also makes me feel a lot less stressed as I can keep on top of everything a lot more, these pages also have a reminder list which I find so useful too. There is also a small month calendar in the bottom corner of the pages and I didn’t think I would use this as much as I do – I just feel overall this diary has turned out to be everything I need in a diary but it isn’t too heavy to carry round or too big for daily use it is honestly the perfect diary for me.

So onto prices etc for these diaries as I said I purchased through Amazon but you can buy through the actual Busy B website if you would prefer as it’s the same price on either websites. So they are still selling this diary on Amazon HERE for £8.00 but you can purchase the mid-year one ready for August HERE on Amazon too for £9.91 and I honestly couldn’t see myself switching to another diary anytime soon as it’s just the perfect diary for me and works exactly how I need it to. Overall I would highly recommend this diary if you do try to juggle a few things this would be the perfect diary for you but I just love the Busy B products anyway but would definitely recommend this diary.
What diary do you use?