22 Jun 2018

Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 50 | Review

Product: Sunscreen SPF 50
Brand: Altruist
Price: £3.75 for 100 ml
Rating: ★★★★

Review
First of all, I would like to thank Altruist for sending me one of their sunscreens, thank you so much! However, I do want to say that this does not affect my opinion on this product.

Secondly, I wanted to give some information about the Altruist Sunscreen SPF 50:
  • Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Exceeds EU recommendations for UVA protection
  • Clinically tested
  • Easily absorbed, non-sticky and no residue
  • Daily use on face and body
  • Excellent tolerability
  • Fragrance and paraben free
  • Water resistant
All these things sound promising, right? But are they true?

I’ve tried this product for some weeks now and I definitely like it! I love that this sunscreen isn’t sticky at all because it dries really fast. I’ve used it on my body and my face and I didn’t have any skin problems. I can get acne from certain sunscreens, and the Altruist Sunscreen was perfect for my skin. There’s barely any scent, and I really like that too. I haven’t tried swimming with this sunscreen yet since I’ve been studying for my exams (that are now finally over!). I really like this sunscreen, and I keep reaching for this one instead of my other sunscreens.

You can buy the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen at Amazon.co.uk, Carrefour in Belgium, DA Drogisterij and Trekpleister in The Netherlands.

20 Jun 2018

Top 5 websites for book bloggers

I’ve been a book blogger for such a long time and I recently made a book blogger list. I noticed that there were a lot of book bloggers that didn’t use the websites that I use so that’s why I wanted to make this blog post.

1. Goodreads
I know everyone uses this website but I still wanted to mention it. Goodreads is where it all started for me. There was this one day when I was looking for quotes and I came across Goodreads and I immediately fell in love. I love that you can add all the books that you want to read, have read, … This is also the website where I got my first ever ARC copy!

If you would like to follow/be friends on Goodreads, click here to check out my profile!

Netgalley
2. Netgalley
Netgalley is an amazing website to receive ARC copies. You can read so many ARCs from so many different genres, it’s just amazing! You can read books from small authors and even from big authors like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Michelle Hodkin, … But it’s also possible that you won’t get the ARC. ARCs from big authors need to be requested and the publisher can decline that request. But don’t let that discourage you! I love using Netgalley for discovering new authors and I did discover a lot of amazing authors via Netgalley!

Click here to discover Netgalley.

3. Chapter by Chapter
Chapter by Chapter is the first blog tour service I discovered. I don’t know how I stumbled upon the website, but I immediately signed up. This blog tour service is mainly focused on Young Adult books and Middle Grade books with a variety from fantasy to dystopian to romance.

Click here to discover Chapter by Chapter.

Xpresso Book Tours
4. Xpresso Book Tours
Xpresso BookTours is the second blog tour service I stumbled upon. This book tour service, unlike Chapter by Chapter, is a service for all genres. You can have New Adult, Adult, Young Adult, Thriller, Fantasy, … just everything! There are not only book tours with this service, but also cover reveals, book blitzs and just plain simple review copies.

Click here to discover Xpresso Book Tours

5. Book Reviews 4 You

I recently signed up for Book Reviews 4 You, but I haven’t read any of their books yet. Book Reviews 4 You is a book review service with books from all kinds of genres. This service is not for book tours, it’s only a service for book reviews. I cannot wait to try out their service!

Click here to discover Book Reviews 4 You.

Note that these pictures were taken a month before this blog post is uploaded because I was making a lot of blog posts due to my exams in June. At the moment there are other books on the homepage of these websites.

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Top 5 websites for book bloggers

18 Jun 2018

Fangs & Fins | Review

Title: Fangs & Fins
Series: Blood, Bloom & Water
Author: Amy McNulty
Pages: 332 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Rating: ★★★

Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Amy McNulty!

Fangs & Fins is the first book in the Blood, Bloom & Water series and tells the story of Ember and her step-sister Ivy. They are both opposites, but they have one thing in common: having the interest of a vampire and a merman…

Fangs & Fins is such an interesting concept! I really like that there are vampires and mermaids in this book. I’ve never read about these 2 creatures combined in 1 book so that made Fangs & Fins definitely original!

I liked the main characters, Ember and Ivy, because they were both opposites but at the same time they weren’t a bit shallow. It felt like the characters weren’t really persons and I couldn’t connect with them. I had the same feeling with Dean and Calder, they both seemed great but they weren’t that deep.

The story itself was interesting but slow-paced. I had a hard time reading this book because the writing style just wasn’t my thing and I didn’t always like the double perspective. Sometimes I didn’t want to read in Ember’s perspective or sometimes I didn’t want to read in Ivy’s perspective. I just wasn’t feeling the characters.

Besides the negative points, I’m still interested in reading the sequel, Salt & Venom!

15 Jun 2018

Wilt | Cover reveal

Title: Wilt
Series: The Order Series #2
Author: Nikki Rae
Genre: Dark Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release date: 30 June 2018

Synopsis
       When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask.  A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master Jager will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms.
 The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches.
 In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her. 


Pre-order link:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPMK4HQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1528909970&sr=8-6&keywords=nikki+rae

Author bio
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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