Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Powder Pocket April 2014

The outer packaging.
Inside the box . Below
The Powder Pocket Magazine. Great cover! Can't wait to read it! This month the theme is weekend trips away.

I wonder what could be inside this adorable packaging............

The Goodies!!!!!!!!!!

This is my first time using this brand . This is the Cork Based beauty Company bia beauty and this is their eye gel. It has a mild aromatherapy scent  and great packaging !

Next product is the La Roche-Posay sunscreen , this is  factor 50 UVA and UVB protectant . I use this brand for sensitive skin products and this product can also be used on sensitive skin . Yay!!
Mystic Diamond Hair oil can be used on dry or wet hair and has a very pleasant scent. Can't wait to try this.

This is a blender brush by Blank Canvas which has soft bristles and will be perfect for making sure my eyeshadow does not have any harsh edges..... Well unless I want it that way ;)
The next product is a eyeshadow pen by Etre Belle in the shade 03 which is a silver shade. This product becomes smudge and waterproof shortly after application. 

Well guys that was my box for April and I was really happy with it. Skincare , makeup and hair were all taken care of with this box. Thank you Powder Pocket for another great beauty box month.x x 
I can't wait for my May PowderPocket x x x :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

April Glossybox 2014 UK/Ireland Edition

It's Glossybox time again ! As always our treats come in these pretty pink boxes.
The Glossy Magazine !

The contents!
He -Shi tanning lotion in medium. This is going to come in handy for spring!
Warming Ginger Massage and Body Oil by Monuspa. I like this brand, it is consistently good . 
A tinted SPF, factor 50, this is going to be useful if we get a nice summer.
If you are a user of Benefits Highbeam then you will be impressed by this product by Me Me Me. Shade- pearl pink

Lip brush by Emite make up. I don't use lip brushes but I will certainly find a use for it.
Well guys that's the April box, I feel a little blah about this box , I own two of the products already from previous boxes so it was not much of a surprise this month. I am enjoying the Monuspa product the most which smells beautiful and it is very relaxing. It can be put in bath water too where it turns milky when it hits the water . Roll on the May Glossybox !!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review Books

Hi guys! Today I have two books to show you that I got sent got review. 
The first book is :
The Bees by Laline Paull . I am really excited about this book! I don't know if this is going to be the cover of the book when it is published , but the colours and the honeycomb design are very striking. I really like it. 

Songs of Williow Frost by Jamie Ford. Stunning cover with an amazing sounding plot. 

I will have reviews on both these books up this week.
I love new books! All the new characters I have yet to meet and adventures yet to happen....... Sigh...... Bliss.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Separation by Dinah Jefferies. Review

This story just blew me away! 
From the opening chapter I was gripped when we first meet the characters then quickly learn something is not quite right .  This is an intricate story with plenty of twists and turns making it very hard to predict what could happen next. The mother in the story is called Lydia and she has a big heart and  is incredibly  resilient , she needs to be to cope with what is going on in the story. The bond between her and her children, one of  them especially, Emma, is very touching . The story is told from two countries by different people and it is fast paced. There are no slow moments in this book so if you want a book that will keep your interest then I recommend this without doubt. There is one particular character that I detested and that made the story even harder to put down as his behaviour is shocking so you want to see what is going to happen with him. There is so much to love about this book that I could recommend this to anyone! A story of hope and love.
I received this book for review from the lovely folks over at Lovereading.co.uk .
This book is due to be published in May 2014 and will be available from Lovereading and all other bookstores then.
Below please find a link to this book on Lovereading.co.uk

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend Reading

 It's going to be a very cosy weekend in my house as I have a few new cozy mysteries that I have been excited about starting and this is the weekend they get read!
Take a look at these lovely books:
A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer
Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown

The next book is not a cozy mystery and I have already started it . It is an awesome gripping story!
The Separation by Dinah Jefferies
What are you guys reading this weekend? Let me know in the comments

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dead Between the Lines by Denise Swanson.Review.

Denise Swanson is one of my all time favourite authors and I become very excited when I know she has a new book coming out. When this arrived in the post recently I could not wait to read it!
This book is book three in the Deveraeux Dime Mystery series.
When I started this series I did not think I could love a series as much as Denise's other series set in Scumble River, but I have fallen in love with this Deveraux Dime series and its characters , esp Deveraux who is a cool curvy chick.
In this book, book 3 in the series we meet some great characters and some down right horrible ones, plus Deveraux is practically fighting off the men as she has more then one man interested in her, add in a dead body and you have a fun filled read that is worth setting some time aside for . Fantastic book, loved it! Go get it!

Below find a link to Denise's website.

The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris.Review.

We are thrown right into the action as the story opens after a serious crime has been committed. Some think that the person who has been accused of the  crime(Hugh Donovan) is actually innocent. He quickly needs the help of an ex-soldier/ex -policeman called Douglas Brodie .
The story is set in 1940's in Glasgow and it was very enjoyable seeing the way locals speak, I think Gordon did a great job of making the characters come alive in that way. Some of the details of the crimes are a little hard to read about but it is written so well you gladly keep reading. It was an edge of the seat plot with a lot of travel and the pace really speeds up from midway towards the end. I found it great fun trying to figure out how everything was going to come together by the end of the book and by the time I got there I was very satisfied. If you like a hero who is a bit of a rough diamond then you will really enjoy the main character.
I kindly received this book for review from lovereading.co.uk

The Hanging Shed was book 1 in this Glasgow Quartet series,he final book in the series is Gallowglass and it due to be released in April 2014.
Below please find a link to this book on Lovereading.co.uk as well as the author's most recent book in this series.
The Hanging Shed :
The Gallowglass:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In my mailbox

This week I have two review books to show you that I received.
The Seperation by Dinah Jefferies . This book is going to be published in May 2014.

The next book I received for review is The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris. 
I can't wait to start both of these books!