Wilde like me – Louise Peatland

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The Blub

Meet Robin Wilde! You’ll make a friend for life and she’ll take you on a journey you’ll never forget …
Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make up artist’s assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back.
But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel … grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy.
What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with – someone who’s always on her team.
After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it’s time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life.
Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin’s way … Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime …
What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap?

My thoughts:

When we first meet Robin she is feeling down and doesn’t think she is a good mother and hates being alone. Its a very real look at not only single mother hood but motherhood on a whole. The book touch’s on a lot of things that all of us have been though brake ups, parenthood, being alone, not fitting in and not really liking who you are.

Robin is easy to relate to and you intently feel for her and with her.

There is also a whole lot of girl power in this book. Showing that we should stick together  and that everyone goes though the same things at one time or another. It also shows that no one is as perfect as it seems no matter how much they seem and that everyone has problems.

This book also shows that if you work hard you can achieve anything and that you can do anything anyone else can.

I did think that the last few chapters were a bit rushed and a bit messed up. We go Three weeks earlier and then a few days before that then we are back in the present then go back. I think it would have been much easier to tell everything as it goes.

That being said I really did love this book thats why I’m giving it a 4 out of 5.

Next month I will be reviewing Lost boy by Christina Henry

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Sadness inspired simple eye make up.

Hey guys I haven’t do a make up post in a while so I thought I would keep it simple by just doing a simple eye make up. Today I have taken inspiration from my favourite Inside out character Sadness.

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As you can see Sadness has different tones of blue and her hair looks glittery so I decided to add that to my make up. So lets get started.

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To start of I’m taking my real techniques base shadow brush and adding this light blue colour called psychedelic from MUA’s silent disco eyeshadow palette.

I apply this blue all over the lid and going up to just under the eyebrow. This blue is very light so I had to apply a couple of more times to build up the colour.

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When I was happy with this base colour I took my studio duel eyeshadow brush (the brushy end) and added it to this darker blue called glam in the same palette.

As you can see this blue is also a bit glittery so will be great for creating our Sadness look.  With the brusher end of the brush I started to fill in my eye up to where my crease in my eye happens. This brush makes it easy to draw the rounded edge I wanted. I then filled in the colour some more to make it darker.

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This has made the two toned look that I wanted to show the different shades of blue that Sadness has.

I then took my Glam crystals gel liner in pow by Collection and draw a normal winged liner.

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I created a thinner winged line compared to what I normal do but I wanted to keep the glitter minimal because she isn’t a glittery character its just the effect in her hair.

And thats the look. My simple Sadness inspired eye make up. I hope you enjoyed this look. If you have any characters you would like me to do a make up on let me know.

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Book club- On the other side by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Hey guys!

I love reading and thought I would start a book club on here. Every month I will read a book that I will review and talk about here. So the first book I will be talking it about is On the other side by Carrie Hope Fletcher.

The blurb:

” Evie Snow is eighty – two when she quietly passes away in her sleep. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world, but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty- seven- year-old self and the door won’t open.

Evie’s soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making it heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets which have weighed her down for over fifty years before it’s too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever though possible, and somehow, some way, she may also find her way back to the only man she ever truly loved…”

I don’t think I have ever fallen in love with a book as quickly as much as I have with this book. The story is incredibly told and is a very sweet and ,sometimes heartbreaking, look at love, life and family. The story is based in reality but has some magic sprinkled though and I love that so much. The love story between the main character Evie and Vincent is incredibly sweet and heartwarming and I was so invested in there love.

I read this book in three days because I just couldn’t put it down. I needed to know if Evie got to her afterlife and if there was a happy ending or if I was going to be left sad with life. I did cry a little at this book and the only other book that has managed to make me cry was The Fault in our Stars by John Green.

This book as pushed its way to my second favourite book ever (the first is the whole Harry Potter serious because nothing can top them in my book.) I was so obsessed with this book that when I finished it I ordered the small novella Carrie wrote based on On the Other Side and tells a part of Vincent’s story.

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Carrie is an amazing author and I can wait to read her new book :All that she can see” that will be released on the 13th July which you can pre order on Amazon and Waterstones.

Pre order from Amazon here

Pre order from Waterstones here

If you recognise Carrie’s name that is because she is a Youtuber and musical theatre star. She is currently staring in the Addams Family musical as Wednesday Addams and is amazing. ( I did a review on the musical which you can find here.) I will leave some links to Carries channel and the videos in which she talks about this book because who better to get information from then the author.

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Q&A for on the other side (with spoilers)

So over all I would give this book a 5 out of 5 and would recommend to anyone that likes to read.

The book I’m reading for next month is A Love like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick and will leave links below for that.

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A love like Blood Waterstones

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Thanks for reading guys!

If you have read this book let me know what you thought or let me know what I should read for future book club posts.

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Date With Disney

Hey guys!

I really love Disney! So when I can I like to talk, watch and write about all aspects of Disney. I have been writing a timeline on Disney from where he started and planning on ending on present day. I also love talking about Walt Disney World in Orlando. I have been there 13 times and have just booked up to go next March. So adding my love of Disney and planning I have lurched a new blog.

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This blog is going to be all thing Walt Disney World. I’m going to share my tips and trick on planning and what I have learnt over the years. This first post I have in this section is When to go? It can be hard to decide when to go so I have but some tips in there on how to decide when to go.

Im also going to talk about things in the parks. My first post in this section is Most underrated Attractions in Walt Disney World. Giving you the details on those attraction that people normally miss or don’t bother with but should.

So if your planning a trip to Walt Disney World or are just interested in the Parks please go check out Date with Disney. Hope to see you there soon.

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Kira Kira box review!

Hey guys I recently got a subscription box from Japan called Kira Kira. This is a beauty box with all the products coming from Japan. I have always wanted to get a beauty box from Japan so I though it would be fun to review it. So here we go.

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So this is the box that everything comes in. I though it was such a cute little box and I love the colours. The box was packed really well and nothing was damaged which is great.

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The box comes with the little box that tells you what the products are and how to use them. I really love the design on this is so lovely.

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So the first product is this really cute bath bomb.

The bath bomb is this bright yellow colour and smells slightly of honey. Inside is a little bear figure. I have always wanted a bath bomb with something inside and I think this is really cute.  The bath bomb had a really good fizz on it which is what you want. One thing I didn’t like was that it turned the water a kind of pee colour. However the little bear that popped out is really cute and has a little hole that you could hook him on and hang him somewhere. Overall I really liked this product but would have liked it do be a different colour.

Next product was this Soy milk and yogurt face mask.

This is one of those full face masks which I do really like putting on. I had never heard of a soy milk and yogurt one before so I was very interested in how it would feel. This mask had a lot of moisture in it. After leaving it on for 15 minutes my face felt really soft and clean. There is a lot of extra moisture left after you take the mask of so I just rubbed it in to my skin. I really love this mask and it smelled great too.

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Next is this body soap. This smells AMAZING! It smells like flowers and leaves you skin smelling fresh for a while. I love this so much that I’m using it as my special body wash (sounds strange I know but its too nice to use everyday.)

Next is this sponge. This sponge is made which Konjac which is a plant product so its all natural. This sponge is so soft that anyone could us it even babies. As someone with sensitive skin I have to try and find as many products as I can that are natural and kind to by skin and this is one of them. I tend to use this when I want to wash of any of my face products like my exfoliator. It also has a little string on it so you can hang it up.

Next product is this BB cream. I haven’t used BB creams before so I don’t have much have anything to compare it to but I do like this product. I tend to use a full cover foundation so I won’t be using this as my foundation but I like to use it as faec lotion. It is also a cute little size so would easily fit in any bag.

The last product is this very different face mask. You are meant to add the two different packets in to a bowl of water and when it starts to bubble you stick your head in for 3-5 minutes. I haven’t tried this yet because I don’t have a bowl big enough to put my head in to. This is a very different type of face mask and I will be trying it as soon as I get a bowl that can fit my head.

I love this subscription box and I think the products are really fun. Its really fun to use products from a different county and try something new.

So thats it for this post. You can follow me on all my social media (buttons on the side). You can also follow the blog to get an email when I post next. Hope to see you next time.

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May favourites!

Hey guys!

So in this post I’m going to go though I what I have been loving this month so lets jump right in to it.

The first thing I have been loving is this Rugrats bag. I got this bag from Primark for £6 wanting a place to but all the make up that I use for my inspired make up looks. It holds everything and still has looks of room. This bag is going to be great for when I travel home or go on holiday as it will hold my toiletries. Im so in love with this as its a flash from my childhood and I think its a great price.

 

Next is MUA’s Mega volume mascara. I like to try different make up products but Im very picky when it comes to mascara. I cant stand mascara that makes your eyelashes stick together. You just end up looking like Ezma from The emperor’s new groove. I need a mascara that makes the lash’s look long and full. This mascara dose just that I love it and its not going to brake the bank either at £3. However I did find this mascara cleaning out my make up draw so its not brand new but you might be able to find it on amazon or eBay.

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Next is got2b oil-licious styling oil. You can use this on wet or dry hair to make your hair feel glossy and soft. I use this on wet hair just after I have washed it. I add a few pumps to my hand, rub them together and stroke them though my hair. Because I have long thick hair I do have to do this two or three times to make sure I have covered all my hair. My hair feels incredible after using this. It so soft and lasts so long but if I need it I just top it up in the morning. I got this for £4.05.

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Up next is Dirty Works Pore-fect face scrub. I did review this in my Dirty Works review which you can check out here. I love this so much. My skin feels great and so clean after I use it. I feel so fresh it feels like my shin can breath. This cost me £5.

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Keeping with Dirty Works my next favourite is the Coconut body lotion which I also review here. This leaves my skin feeling soft and smelling amazing. This dose exactly what you want a body lotion to do. This cost me £4.

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Next is Miss Spa clear blemish patches. I have been having I really bad time with spots recently and I have been trying everything to help them and I saw these at work and decided to give it a go. They are little circle patches in three different sizes depending on how big the spot is. You pop them on and then go to sleep and in the morning you spot has either gone or gone down in size. They work so well and they only cost £2.99.

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The last thing is this lovely bag. I actually got this free as a promotion at superdrug. If you brought two Garnier face products you got this bag for free and I love it. It a great size that can fit a lot of stuff in and has a lovely message on it. I have been using this everyday for work and it looks so cute.

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So thats it guys for this months favourite. My next post should be all about my new puppies first day and night at home and some tips for new puppy owners. You can follow me on all my social media (buttons on the side). You can also follow the blog and get emailed when I upload next. Hope to see you guys for the next one.

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My new tattoo and tattoo tips!

Hey guys today I got new tattoo. I got this tattoo for my puppy Bailey who recently passed away. 

This is Bailey’s paw. We put ink on his paw and printed it 2 days before he died. I love the way it has turned out! It looks just like the print we took. It means so much to me that he has left his paw is on me now. 

Getting the tattoo has inspired me to share some of my tips and expressive for people looking to get a tattoo. So I hope this is helpful.

Think hard about what you want.

This may seem silly to say but a lot of people don’t do this and end up regretting what they have and have to go though more pain getting it covered up or removed. My best tip for this is make sure it is something special to you. It doesn’t have to be something really sentimental like the paw I have four tattoos that mean something to be. I have a Disney and Harry potter tattoo as they both mean a lot to me and song lyrics. Just think before you ink.

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Think about where you will get it.

There are a couple of reasons for this. Not only where it will look the best but think about the pain. Tattoos are painful to get but depending on when you get them they can be a lot worse. If your not good with pain don’t get one on bone (e.g ribs, hips, foot) this will be so much more painful then the rest of your body. My third tattoo was on my hip and that was really painful it nearly brought me to tears.

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The easiest ones I have had are the ones on my wrists. I don’t know why but I find them the nicest to have done. Another thing you have to think of for placement is your job. Depending on your job you may have to hide your tattoos so maybe get it somewhere your cloths will hide.

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Find a good tattooist. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!

Do research on different tattooists. Find reviews, look at photos of there pervious works and if you can ask someone who have had one done there. Also keep your design in minded. For example if you want a realistic tattoo find an artist who specialise in that the last thing you want is a tattoo of a loved one looking like it should be in a horror movie. Make sure you find someone right for you.

Eat and drink on the day off.

On the day you are getting tattooed make sure you eat and drink but do not drink alcohol or energy drinks. When getting a tattoo your body will pump adrenaline drinking energy drinks will make your heart beat faster and you don’t need that with adrenaline.

Don’t worry if you bleed.

You are putting a needle in the skin. The body will try and fight off anything that is not meant to be there so the blood will try a push it out and clean its self. Think of it like a cut. Don’t worry if it happens it is normal.

Breath!!

It can be scary getting a tattoo but you need to breath. Moving around and panicking will make it so much harder for the tattooist to do there job. This may result in the tattoo not being the best, it taking more time and costing more money. It is in your best interest to stay calm.

These are my top tips for the run up to your tattoo. If you like this let me know and I can do an after care tips post.

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