20 Aug 2018

Lazy make-up tips (Guest post written by Rebecca Jayne)

Hey guys, I’m Rebecca Jayne, Shirley asked me to submit a guest post so here’s some lazy make-up tips!

We’ve all been there, you want to look good, but you want a lie in, and I respect that. Don’t worry though I’ve got some cute hints and tips to make you look good and stay in bed longer.

My go to lazy make-up includes: 

Foundation – choose one you trust, the quickest way to apply flawless foundation is with a beauty sponge, in my opinion, avoid thicker foundations or foundation sticks if you’re in a rush.

Eyeliner – okay so, apply eyeliner like roughly and quickly, get a face wipe and wipe over your eyeliner, you will be left with this subtle black smoked out liner and it’s so effortless!

Mascara – Because I don’t really do an eyeshadow look if I’m in a rush I tend to opt for a mascara that won’t make my eyelashes clumpy and helps to lift them to make me look more awake, also a neutral shade in your water line will have this effect.

Highlighter – I like this to be the focus of my lazy looks, my Stila heavens hue is quick to apply and has a really pretty glow for natural make-up looks; it also works well as a nice shine for an eyeshadow.

Bronzer – because who wants a flat one tone make-up look?

Lip gloss/balm – not necessary but it’s cute and simple. For a more in a rush but glam look just glam up bronzer, lip styles and in some eyeshadow, choose one shade and fade it form the lid upwards; a nice yet fast look.

Cute yet effortless hairstyles:
  • A go to for me, to add some depth is to sleep with my hair in a twisted bun, take it and add some texturizing spray. The same effect can be found by sleeping with braids except this adds more of a wavy style! 
  • If you know you’re in a rush in the morning, curl your hair the night before and hairspray, this will hold the curls for the next day! 
  • If you have a little more time, maybe 5–10 minutes I know the perfect hairstyle that will trick everyone into thinking you’ve spent hours perfecting your look:
  1. Split your hair horizontally (bottom and top) 
  2. Split the top section of your hair into 3 sections and simply plait these sections. 
  3. Take each plait individually and twist them into a flat circle. 
  4. Pin in place! 
  5. Hairspray! 
I hope these tips come to mind next time you’re in a rush. If you liked this post be sure to follow my socials using my handle @rebeccajblog where you can also find the link to my blog!

RJ xo 

17 Aug 2018

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart | Review

Title: Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
Author: Courtney Peppernell
Pages: 224 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley!

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart is a poetry collection of inspirational and comforting poems for those who are mending their broken heart.

You shouldn’t lose sleep over somebody any more than they should lose sleep over you. Buy you do, we all do.
And we call this love.

Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart is such a beautiful poetry collection. I loved every poem from this collection because they were so relatable and beautifully written. I requested this book on Netgalley because the cover intrigued me and the synopsis sounded promising, but I didn’t expect Pillow Thoughts II to be this good!



The only negative thing I have to say is that the poems had no titles, which made it hard to make a ‘favourite poems’ list. But hey, if all the poems had titles, the list would probably never-ending!

It’s in the moments you want to turn to them and share good or bad news that you realise how much of a hole is in your heart when they aren’t with you. All you want is for the person you love most to be by your side.

I really enjoyed reading this poetry collection, I finished it in one day and I cannot wait to read more poetry books written by Courtney Peppernell!

15 Aug 2018

Surviving Adam Meade | Review

Title: Surviving Adam Meade
Series: Surviving Adam Meade #1
Author: Shannon Klare
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Rating: ★★★★★
*4.5/5*

Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours!

Surviving Adam Meade tells the story of Claire and Adam. Claire changed schools in her senior year and she just wants to finish high school and go to college. Everything is going well until she meets Adam. Adam is determined to get a football scholarship and always gets what he wants until he meets Claire.

I really liked this story because I think every senior who’s in a relationship can relate to this book. When I was a senior, I was also thinking about studying and missing my boyfriend. I also really like Surviving Adam Meade because it’s such a light read. You can read this whenever you’re feeling down or happy because it’s such a nice distraction but not something that takes too much effort like some of the fantasy books I read.

I really loved Surviving Adam Meade because it was fast paced and well written. I had to keep reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen between Claire and Adam. I think that this book would’ve been even better if it would be New Adult instead of Young Adult. There was so much chemistry between Claire and Adam and a New Adult version would’ve made the book perfect!

Overall I loved reading Surviving Adam Meade and I cannot wait to read Finding Claire Collins!

Surviving Adam Meade | Blog tour


Surviving Adam Meade by Shannon Klare
(Surviving Adam Meade, #1)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 14th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire—Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.
Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants… until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist…
With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.


Author Bio
Shannon Klare is a southern housewife, born and raised in Texas. When she isn’t writing or daydreaming new plots, Shannon is a reality TV fanatic and movie connoisseur. Surviving Adam Meade is her debut novel.

Link to tour schedule: http://xpressobooktours.com/2018/05/31/tour-sign-up-surviving-adam-meade-by-shannon-klare/


Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Book Tours!

Surviving Adam Meade tells the story of Claire and Adam. Claire changed schools in her senior year and she just wants to finish high school and go to college. Everything is going well until she meets Adam. Adam is determined to get a football scholarship and always gets what he wants until he meets Claire.

I really liked this story because I think every senior who’s in a relationship can relate to this book. When I was a senior, I was also thinking about studying and missing my boyfriend. I also really like Surviving Adam Meade because it’s such a light read. You can read this whenever you’re feeling down or happy because it’s such a nice distraction but not something that takes too much effort like some of the fantasy books I read.

I really loved Surviving Adam Meade because it was fast paced and well written. I had to keep reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen between Claire and Adam. I think that this book would’ve been even better if it would be New Adult instead of Young Adult. There was so much chemistry between Claire and Adam and a New Adult version would’ve made the book perfect!

Overall I loved reading Surviving Adam and I cannot wait to read Finding Claire Collins!



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