Thursday, 12 March 2015

In The Lonely Hour | Sam Smith

Hello folks,

Today I am talking about my current music obsession- 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith. Also can we just talk about that photo for a second because I am very proud of how tumblr it looks.

This album is quite simply flawless.

I picked this up at a charity shop for £3, I don't know how because it only came out a month or two ago so I think it must have been given away by accident plus it was still in it's cellophane. Oh well, I'm not complaining.

You know when you get an album you have to listen to all the songs a couple of times before you start to really like it? Not with Sam Smith. I only knew half of the songs yet I still could resonate with all of them, this is like the relatable-ness of  Taylor Swift mixed with what I imagine chocolate would sound like. Just let that sink in.

My favorite songs of the moment from 'In the Lonely Hour' are Life Support and Not in that Way. To be honest I love them all so ignore that last sentence.

Have you heard his album yet? Leave your favourite song below!

I hope you enjoyed this nonsensical rant about my love for Sam Smith. I would love it if you could follow me on Bloglovin'

Speak soon x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

We Are Completely Beside Ourselves | Book Of The Month

Hi everyone!

I have decided to pick a book to recommend to y'all this month and think I might make it a 'thing'.

I don't know, I just think 'Book of The Month' has a lovely ring to it- don't you agree?

So this month I am recommending a really interesting book. It's difficult to describe it to you without ruining the massive twist that happens near the start of the book that is actually the middle of the story, confusing I know. Sozzles. I will try my best though..

'We are Completely Beside Ourselves' was written by Karen Joy Fowler and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Oooh fancy.

So basically this book is about a gal named Rosemary who has a sister named Fern. They are best friends and everything is just fab and then all of a sudden they aren't because Fern disappears in horrific circumstances that her sister wishes she could forget. 

I must admit that initially this book was tricky to get into but after the first 20 pages I couldn't stop reading it! This is such an interesting book and the idea behind it is amazing. I wouldn't describe it as an easy read but definitely isn't a difficult one either- a happy medium you might say.

Believe me I wish I could go more into detail about this book but I would hate to spoil such an amazing plot twist. The only hint I can give you is it's loosely about animal rights and testing but that makes it sound so lame.. ugh the frustration is real.

Okay if you really want to know the 'Thing' I'm talking about click this link.. don't say I didn't warn you..

Please just read this book. I bought it as part of the 3 for £10 deal on Amazon paperbacks. I would love to hear what you think of it!

Speak to you all soon x

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Monday, 2 March 2015

Easy Peasy Brow Pencil?

Hello everyone!

I'm about to do that cliched apology that all bloggers make when they haven't posted in a while. I'm sorry, I have been away skiing and the Wi-Fi has been all but non-existent- I can only apologize on behalf of the Cairngorm Mountains. #MountainProbs

Today I am reviewing the Soap and Glory Archery 2-IN-1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush. I don't think many people are aware that there are two Archery brow pencils- the 'Brow Tint and Precision Pencil' and the one I bought, the '2-IN-1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush'. I certainly wasn't, so when I went to the counter I was completely stumped...Not a great start. 

As a person who had never filled in their brows before I went for the crayon one as a brow tint seemed a bit too intimidating for me- as someone who mocks badly applied eyebrows I couldn't bear the idea of bad looking/messy brows.

I opted for the lightest pencil in Blondeshell because I didn't want them to be too dark (In hindsight I wish I had gone darker). I also went through a cringey moment where I asked the lady at the counter if she thought it was the right colour , she then proceeded to stare at my eyebrows for a good 10 seconds and said "Yes, I... think so dear." . It's safe to say she thought I was the most incapable customer of all time. 

Though I have no previous experience with brows I really think that this is such a good product. People have compared it to the Anastasia Brow Wizz- I don't know if this is a good comparison but there you go haha.

In terms off easiness to use, this is so simple my dog could do it.  The brush does the job really well and the pencil is so smooth and pigmented that it make my eyebrows looks so defined- yet natural. 

The only issue I have with this pencil is that once it's on it only lasts about 6 hours, meaning that I put it on before school and by the time I'm home, my eyebrows have vanished! I think this is due to the fact that the colour is slightly too light for me so I wouldn't let that put you off!

I hope you have enjoyed this post, it wasn't a very informative review so if you have any questions leave them below! Haha x

See you next time..

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