Before I started book blogging all the way back in good ol’ 2013 I had never, ever heard of ‘self-publishing’ before. The phrase had not entered my vocabulary and it took me a little while to get to grips with what it actually was. You mean to tell me, you can write a book and just publish it yourself? You don’t have to wait for a publisher to take you on? Does that essentially mean anyone could publish a book? Does that mean I could publish a book? These were just some of the questions that entered my little naïve mind around that time. Of course, I’m a lot more clued up now about self-publishing and what it is and I’ve also, finally come to the realization that I definitely could not publish a book.
I have a gorgeous cover reveal for you today and I’m always so honoured to arrange these sorta things for authors because I love helping them gain as much exposure as possible and hearing people’s reactions to their covers and books. If you love chick-lit then I think you’ll love this and the cover is just absolutely beautiful. But before we get to the cover, first a little bit about the book!
I’m not known for being particularly knowledgeable about make-up or beauty products. I don’t know what I’m doing with half the things I own, I can’t contour and I still apply my foundation with my fingers. I’m also, notoriously awful at looking after my own skin, never having committed to a full skincare routine. Over the past few years, my skin has been worse than when I was 16 (probably because I keep applying my freaking foundation with my fingers but hey ho) but I’ve just not been in the position to splash out on new, fancy products which may or may not even work. My mum has seen how much my skin has been bothering me and she surprised me with some Liz Earle products for my birthday a few weeks ago and today I wanted to talk about these products and let you know how I’m getting on with my brand new skincare routine!
Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in a weekend book blitz for Gina Dickerson’s book, ‘Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening’. I’ve read this book and it’s fab – I’d definitely recommend it for fantasy lovers. When I read a book – any book – I always try a picture who would play the characters in a movie. It helps me feel more in touch with the characters, knowing exactly what they look like so I’m hosting a guest post today from Gina and she’s picking her dream cast for her Mortiswood Series!
About a billion years now ago, I was tagged by Hailey from The Undateable Girl’s Diary to take part in ‘The Alice 1951 Tag’ (ok it was only a month ago but whatevs). The tag includes Alice in Wonderland themed questions from the original Disney classic, which I absolutely adore so I knew I wanted to give this one a go, I just completely forgot about it and ya’no, life got in the way – as per usual. But, better late than never so here are my answers and I will tag anyone who loves Disney and Alice in Wonderland! But don’t forget to credit Danielle, from Underland to Wonderland who created the tag!
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I like to think I’m quite money savvy. I’m good at saving, I’m sensible when buying things and rarely (actually, never) spend more than I absolutely need to. I am that annoying person that when asked, “what would you spend your money on if you on the lottery?” would say, “put it in savings“. And let’s not beat around the bush, we all hate those people don’t we? Back to the point, I am very much all for anything that will save me money – even if it’s pennies. It can be difficult to live a life you want to when there’s so many amazing things to buy, beautiful places to go and wonderful things to eat but at the same time, you want to and need to save money.
10 days ago, it was my 24th birthday (I wrote a post here) and I’ve never done a birthday present haul before due to a fear of it appearing show-offy or something but I figured it’s my blog and I can post what the hell I like. Yes, it’s taken me 3 and a half years of blogging to actually realise that. As I said in my birthday post (which you should have read by now, if not I’m totes disappointed), I’m not a huge fan of my birthday and I didn’t ask for much. In fact, of all my presents I actually only asked for 2 of them, the rest were surprises which I am very thankful for.
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As a dog owner, I know how important it is to have the right products for your dog to ensure they have a healthy, happy life and positive wellbeing. There are thousands upon thousands of products on the market, it can be hard to find the right one to suit your particular pooch. But the one thing we do know is that it’s important to invest in the best quality food, toys and products.
When we’re young and going through the big P (puberty, for those who glossed over that one), we’re given so much information about what is happening to us and our bodies and it’s a lot to take in. There’s also a lot of things that we don’t get taught or even made aware of at such a young age and only when we start getting older and more knowledgeable do we even start to learn about these essential parts of growing up and more importantly, womanhood. Most of the things I know now I actually researched and found out about myself. The only thing I remember being shown at school was a tampon in a glass of water so we could see how it expands (what?). But if I had a girl, I’d like to think I would teach her everything – so when she turns into a young woman, she wouldn’t have to spend hours on Google, reading leaflets or asking for advice on Twitter.