We all have authors we love to read books by, but unfortunately the books they have written is limited. Because of this, it’s always exciting to hear when an author is in the midst of writing a new book, whether this be a new standalone or a sequel in a series. It’s also exciting when you discover a new author, only they don’t have many books since they’re new, but you still want to read more. Today I am going to share with you all four authors whose books I have previously enjoyed and as a result would be interested in reading more books from were they to write more.
With so many brands to choose from and a diverse range of products within each brand it is difficult to try everything, and sometimes remember what you have and haven’t tried and what you did and didn’t like. So, I have decided to start a new feature on this blog, Full Face Of ___ in which I focus on a specific brand and explore a selection of their makeup. I haven’t yet decided on how frequently I am going to do these posts, possibly monthly, or every other month.
For this first post I have decided to test out some Soap and Glory makeup. I have wanted to venture into this brand for a while and earlier this year I found two products by this brand which I fell in love with. As a result of this, I have been keen to try out more of their products.
Over the summer I used up a lot of products, so this is going to be a mega empties post full of beauty, skincare, body care and also haircare. I am going to try not to ramble too much and keep things brief to prevent this post from being any longer than it needs to be, so let’s dive straight into my big pile of empties.
“Moving on, as a concept, is for stupid people, because any sensible person knows grief is a long-term project. I refuse to rush. The pain that is thrust upon us let no man slow or speed or fix.” – Max Porter.
Since I finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower I have taken to reading short stories. This is both easing me out of the giant book slump I have been in and it is a good way to finish books when I’ve been struggling to find time to pick up anything. Not only this, but I feel it’s broadening my reading tastes because today’s book review is on a book that I wouldn’t have picked up if I hadn’t been specifically searching for short stories.
Last month I didn’t do a book haul because I was on a book ban which I successfully stuck to. However, I couldn’t stay away from Waterstones forever and so this month I did do a bit of spending. In total I bought eleven books this month, although two of them I actually forgot to include in the photo above and the other three are ebooks.
The penultimate face mask! Can you believe that after this mask I only have one left by LUSH to try and then I’ll have tried and reviewed all of them? This means that the LUSH face mask reviews are almost over and therefore I will soon be on the hunt for LUSH products to review next, so if you do have any recommendations, or any products you’re interested in, but would like to hear more about before you take the plunge and buy it, let me know in the comments.
In the meantime, I have two more face mask reviews for you guys, one, of course, being this one, Love Lettuce.
We’re currently in the transitional stage between summer and autumn, so when I went to get my nails done last week I opted for some nails which would reflect that. As eager as I am for autumn and to be able to justify buying lovely jumpers and scarves, I can’t hide that I’ll miss the warmer weather. Of course, living in the UK, the weather is nothing to brag about, but we have still had a handful of really nice, sunny days here and there.
For my nails I kept things very warm with some orange and gold shades and while the orange is quite bright, it is slightly on the darker side of the orange spectrum, therefore making it appropriate as we move into autumn. I was also eager to go for a more orange set of nails because a) I kept things quite void of colour last time and b) orange is a shade I very rarely reach for in almost all aspects of my life. I do love orange, but it’s not a colour that crops up a lot and when it does, it’s often very vibrant.
Earlier this week I went to Cotswold Wildlife Park to celebrate one of my best friends’ birthday. Since I took the day off from work to do this, it meant that I had the morning to take my time getting ready and I could put a bit more effort into my hair and makeup than I usually would during the week. Because of this, I decided that I would film it and make it a Get Ready With Me.
A quick little post for you all today. Basically, I just wanted to announce my brand new header for my blog! It is also visible over on my Twitter and YouTube channel to keep things consistent, plus I absolutely adore it so I want it plastered everywhere.
This header was designed by Jemma from Dorkface and she did such an incredible job. I am so pleased with how it turned out and love that she’s incorporated the three main topics of this blog: beauty, nails and books! I am also so in love with the colouring.
Thank you so much to Jemma and I really hope that all of you like the new header too!
That’s all for today, I hope you are all well.
I haven’t done a Makeup Of The Day post in ever so long and now that we’re getting into Autumn I feel that there is no better time. Autumn is the season full of my favourite kinds of makeup looks; gold/bronze/copper eyes and dark nudes and berry lips.
Since we’re still only in that little transitional period between Summer and Autumn right now, I haven’t started going full on with my dark and bright shades of red and purple toned lipsticks just yet. However, I have recently discovered this gorgeous brown-y nude shade that everyone has been donning lately with the 90s trend and I have finally jumped on that bandwagon and love it. However, details on this lipstick will come later…