Sunday, 18 November 2018

I see you book review

"You do the same thing every day. You know exactly where you're going. You're not alone... When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make..." 

This novel is a crime thriller and is written by Clare Mackintosh, it was published in 2016 and I think is one of my favourite books I have read in a long time! I was completely gripped the entire way through and wanted to keep reading to find out what happened.

The book has 3 different narratives, the first is from a mum called Zoe who has two teenage kids, the second is Kelly a policewoman who has a trait for always breaking the rules and the 3rd is a snippet into the person behind everything.

What I love is that the book is so relatable, how many of us will follow a certain routine, drive a certain way everyday, stop at the same local shop, catch the same time train. The book essentially is talking about how vulnerable you become when you become predictable. The main plot follows Zoe and Kelly's hunt to find whoever is placing the newspaper ads and to stop them before it goes too far.

I found this book in my local supermarket as there was a charity stall raising money and this just caught my eye and I knew as soon as I read the blurb it would be a book that I loved! There are moments in the book that made me quite jumpy and on edge, especially since I was home alone. There was tension in all the right places and the suspension was kept throughout the entire novel.

I would highly recommend this book, the ending was absolutely incredible and one that I did not see coming at all, I was convinced I knew what the ending would be but boy I couldn't have been further from the truth.... they always catch you out don't they?! What I love about this book in particular is that the Author Clare actually used to be in the police force herself and so I feel like this book reflects on that and truly captures the reader from the start. Have you read any of Clare's books before? Would love to hear your comments below!

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Boyfriend guesses prices for my beauty products

Today I thought I would get my boyfriend involved with my blog, we spend so much time together and so am putting him to the test to see if he can correctly guess my beauty products, Harry was very much up for doing this and I think he secretly loved it! He has never been shopping with me for any of these products and so didn't have a clue about the prices, here are his answers!

Product 1. Collection lasting perfection concealer 

Harry's Guess:
Well it's last perfection and seems like the sort of thing most people would use to cover and for the size of it I'll say £7.

Actual Price £4.19

Product 2. L'oreal hydra genius aloe water

Harry's Guess:
I reckon that this could be quite pricey, big bottle so I will say £30.

Actual Price £9.99

Product 3. Estee Lauder advanced night repair 

Harry's Guess: Well Gemma has used this on me a few times, mainly when she's put too much on her hands and doesn't want to waste it! I'm going to say £50.

Actual Price £76

Product 4. Estee Lauder advanced night repair eye concentrate matrix 

Harry's Guess:
I'm going to stick with £50 for this one as its a slightly smaller bottle than the last one!

Actual Price £49

Product 5. Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb perfume 

Harry's Guess: £105
This is quite a big bottle

Actual Price £105

So I think we can safely say that I'll stick to buying these products myself. Have you ever tested your boyfriend on beauty products would love to hear your comments below! 

Sunday, 4 November 2018

My Haircare saviour!

So I first discovered these products whilst working away, for those of you who don't know I work on cruise ships and I find that this can sometimes affect my hair and its appearance. The water onboard is a lot harsher than my water in my home and has a higher chlorine content so I needed something that would keep my hair looking and feeling great.

One of my friends onboard introduced me to the new L'oreal dream lengths range, there are 4 products within the range - the restoring shampoo, detangling conditioner, no hair cut cream and the saviour hair mask.

The range is primarily for longer hair and I would say that my hair is medium length, its just past my shoulders, however these products work absolute wonders on my hair and I would recommend for most hair lengths!

The no hair cut cream is by far my favourite product in the range and one that I use religiously! I was so impressed the first time I ever used this and noticed a real difference straight away my hair felt smoother and looked sleek and shiny. I have used it every day since, it's designed as a leave in conditioner with heat protector which can be used on wet or dry hair.

The hair mask is designed as a deep conditioner to be used along side the other products around once a week to provide an extra bit of TLC for your hair! The whole range also smells amazing.... who doesn't want a good smelling shampoo?!

I've been using the products now for about 3 months and have noticed such a difference in my hair it feels so much more moisturised and in a much better condition. At the moment there are some great offers on this range and can be brought from a variety of different supermarkets aswell as Boots and Superdrug.

Have you tried this product before? As always I love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.