5 important things to do after a break-up *

Whether your relationship lasted 5 weeks or 5 years, a breakup can leave you feeling heartbroken, lonely, lost and even physically and mentally ill. There is no magic method to get you over the pain of a split; however, there are healthy coping mechanisms you can use to help you get on with your life with grace and strength.

During the time after your split, it is important to be mindful of your emotions, reframe from urges and set a new course. Your ultimate goal is to come through this ordeal in one piece and you never know, you could even emerge brighter and happier. Continue reading

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How to make your good novel amazing *

Writing a novel is one of the most ambitious, arduous, time-chomping, patience-requiring and tiresome things anyone can choose to take on. It is so worth it too. Think a marathon is a challenge that reaps the rewards on those that grit their teeth and bare it, well think again. However, writing a story that crackles with energy and passion and sympathy is not easy.

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I love tattoos… But I would consider laser tattoo removal *

I absolutely love tattoos. And despite only having one myself, that doesn’t stop me spending hours upon hours scrolling through Pinterest, pinning hundreds of beautiful tattoos and wondering what I’m going to get next. I have a few nice ideas up my sleeve which I’m hoping to look into getting in the near future. But like with my first one, I won’t make any hasty decisions and I wouldn’t even book a consultation with a tattoo artist until I was 110%, no 120% sure that that was exactly what I wanted. 

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13 Reasons Why book & show comparison

If you saw my post last month on Why ’13 Reasons Why’ is f***cking important and you should go and watch it now you may have guessed that I really f**ing liked that show, thought it was hella important and felt the need to write an entire blog post about it. I had heard of the book, in fact I had it on my to-read list on Goodreads for a good few years. I thought to concept sounded unique and intriguing but I just never got around to getting myself a copy. When three’s so many good books out, it’s  easy for others to get overlooked and pushed to the back of your priorities.

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Getting my sparkle on with Jewellery Box *

As product reviews go on this blog, I don’t do many “fashion” based ones. I don’t consider myself to be very fashion conscious or very fashionable and I couldn’t tell you if my life depended on it what was “in” right now. I’ve never been one to follow the crowd or really care about what is the “in thing” for this or that season, I’ve always tended to just wear what I like, when I like and that’s that. So, when Jewellery Box contacted me enquiring about a collaboration and the freedom to pick out a couple of pieces of my own choosing from the website, I instantly wanted to work with them.

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Interior Tips: How to chose the right mirror for your home

Buying a mirror is not as simple as it seems. Besides obvious form and style there is another aspect that most people never consider. And that is functionality. Now, you might think that every mirror is the same and does the same job. That is only partially true. Differences between mirrors can be extreme and while some of them will be perfect for one job, they will suck at other things.

Still don’t believe me? Ok, let’s make some examples so you understand what I’m talking about.
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Book Review: The Escape by C.L Taylor

Format: Paperback, bought
Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK
Blurb: “Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t.

The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Trust Me – I Lie by Gemma Metcalfe (& giveaway!)

I’m taking part in the blog tour for Gemma Metcalfe’s debut, ‘Trust Me’ today and I’m hosting a fantastic guest post from Gemma all about why she loves Thrillers and the twists that you so often find in a Thriller novel. I love Thrillers – they are my favourite genre and obviously, the twists are the best part! Have a read of Gemma’s post and you can also find information about her book below!

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Book Review: The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern

Format: Paperback, gift
Links: GoodreadsAmazon UK
Blurb: A forgotten childhood. A discovered life. What if you only had one day to find out who you really were?

When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father’s possessions, she discovers a truth where she never knew there was a lie. The familiar man she grew up with is suddenly a stranger to her.

An unexpected break in her monotonous daily routine leaves her just one day to unlock the secrets of the man she thought she knew. A day that unearths memories, stories and people she never knew existed. A day that changes her and those around her forever.

The Marble Collector is a thought-provoking novel about how the most ordinary decisions we make can have the most extraordinary consequences for how we live our lives. And how sometimes it’s only by shining on a light on someone else, that you can truly understand yourself. Continue reading

COVER REVEAL: Red Days by M.L Sparrow (& Giveaway!)

Hello everyone! I’m delighted to bring you a cover reveal today for M.L Sparrow’s novel, ‘Red Days’. If you look in my sidebar, you’ll see that M.L Sparrow is one of my lovely sponsors this month too, so this cover reveal for her book fit in very nicely with that and I’m so pleased to be helping out in promoting this book – because it looks like it’s going to be very good and also, covers a very important subject matter. Ready? Let’s go!

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