19 Oct 2018

Clown look | Tutorial

My third look is a clown look. I wanted to create a clown look that was simple because I’m all for a cool Halloween look that’s easy to recreate. Diana and I both created a clown look, only hers is in colour and mine is in black and white. One of our friends came up with the idea of doing a collab so that’s what we did! I’m really happy with our looks, so I hope you guys are too!
Make sure to check out Diana’s look, blog and social media!

Let’s begin with the tutorial!

1. It’s always easy to sketch with a white pencil instead of going straight in with the paint. You can always use a nude or light pink pencil if you don’t have a white one.

2. After sketching, you can fill in the collar.

3. I wanted to give the collar something extra so that’s why I created these little dots.

4. I was inspired by Pennywise from It, so that’s why I extended my smile all the way up to my eyebrows.

5. For eyes, I decided to go with a smokey look. First I applied the gel liner on my eyelid and blended it with a black eyeshadow. As you can see in the next step, I darkened my eyebrows. I did this with the same black eyeshadow.

6. For lashes, I went with two pairs. The half lashes were for my bottom lashes, and the full lashes were for my upper lashes.

7. And the final step is lipstick. I applied black lipsticks on my lips and then softened the edges with black eyeshadow.

And that’s it!

Say What You Feel | Cover reveal

Title: Say What You Feel
Series: Chaos & Consent #2
Author: Kyra Lennon 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release date: November 6, 2018 
Photography: Emma Phillips 
Model: Charlotte Crouch 

Blurb
Hey, it’s me. The girl who went to a rock show, had too much to drink and… you know the rest. 
Or maybe not. I’m an attention seeker, right? That’s what you think. That I must have done something to warrant this happening to me… 

Ambra 
Finding out the truth about what happened that night almost killed me. Literally. 
With almost no-one left on my side, how am I supposed to pick up the pieces of my life and move on? 
Who can I trust? How can I trust again? 

Noah 
Finding out the truth about what happened that night was the biggest wake-up call of my life. 
She lost everything that night, and it’s my fault. 
I have to help her. I have to teach her to trust again. 

**This book contains sensitive topics that some may find upsetting.** 



Author bio: 
Kyra grew up on the South Coast of England and refuses to move away from the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her. Her first book was released in 2013, and she has gone on to release two successful series' and a handful of novellas, all falling into the category of Contemporary Romance.

Kyra is also a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she's not reading, you'll usually find her hanging out in coffee and/or her friends, or enjoying nights out at comedy shows and live music venues.

Lennon is a proud supporter of several charities. She currently volunteers for her local cat shelter as a fundraiser and social media guru. Kyra has also had stories published in charity anthologies to raise money for Cats Protection, the British Heart Foundation, the Innocence Project, and Clusterbusters.

18 Oct 2018

Salt & Venom | Review

Title: Salt & Venom
Series: Blood, Bloom & Water #2
Author: Amy McNulty
Pages: 227 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!

Salt & Venom focuses on Ivy’s story as the mermaid champion. Ivy never wanted to be the mermaid champion, but she had to because her step-sister is the vampire champion.

Salt & Venom is the second book in the Blood, Bloom & Water series and I really liked this one. I even think that this book is better than the first book, Fangs & Fins. I remember not really liking the double perspective and Salt & Venom is only in Ivy’s perspective.

I think that the pace of this book was faster than Fangs & Fins, and I really enjoyed reading it. I read this story pretty quickly because I kept on reading because I really liked it, and I didn’t have that feeling with Fangs & Fins.

I also want to mention the epic plot twist at the end of the book. I really didn’t see it coming and I thought this book was going to end differently. I still hope that somehow everyone can accept each other and live next to each other. But who knows?

Salt & Venom was an amazing sequel and I cannot wait to read Iron & Aqua!

17 Oct 2018

Secrets of a Broken Heart | Coming soon

Title: Secrets of a Broken Heart
Author: Lee Martens
Pages: 216 pages
Publisher: Secret Midnight Press
Release date: 26 October 2018

Synopsis
If you're a dreamer, there is no doubt you have had your heart broken a few times, whether it was by the people you loved or by your own thoughts. Secrets of a Broken Heart is a poetry collection to carry you through the heartbreak. It tells a story of healing, of how nothing matters more than to just keep dreaming no matter how much it hurts at times.

Excerpt

Silly dreamer

Silly dreamer,
Can't seem to stop.
Your mind drew you a ceiling,
your heart just keeps going up.



Author bio
Lee Martens is a 24-year old poet from the Netherlands. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Culture and a Master of Arts in Scriptwriting. She works for American publishing company Secret Midnight Press as a social media manager, as well as for a couple of different other brands. Her writing is usually realistic and to the point; she's as straight-forward as most Dutch people are. But underneath that, there's also a deeper layer of forever wishing for more, dreams so big she hardly dares to speak them.