THE DAY WE DISAPPEARED BOOK ON THE KINDLE

The Book: The day we disappeared.
The Author: Lucy Robinson
Where to buy: Waterstones | Amazon | Tesco 
Rating 4/5

Annie has a secret. But if she's not going to tell, we won't either. It's a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn't have - yet Annie isn't broken, not quite yet. Especially now there's someone who seems determined to fix her.Kate has run away. But she's not going to tell us why - that would defeat the point of running, wouldn't it? It's proving difficult to reinvent herself, however, with one person always on her mind. Scratch beneath the surface and nobody is really who they seem. Even Annie and Kate aren't entirely sure who they are any more.

I hadn't heard much about this book or the Author before it was suggested for book club. Lucy Robinson has written three other successful novels before this particular one, so the girl knows what she is doing! I decided to go for the kindle edition this time around as it was more convenient for me. When purchasing I noticed the amount a reviews the book had had on amazon.. at a  quick glance they were positive so I held high hopes for this one. 

Similar to the previous book we read for book club, you get two stories in one. We follow Kate to the stables, where she has run away to to get away from whatever has troubled her in the past. Despite not having a clue about horses she settles in well and over time builds up relationships with her co workers & boss, it looks like things are going to go well for her in this new experience.  Then we have her friend Annie, a massage therapist trying to make ends meet while working in London. She has some bad memories from her childhood that we learn about later on in the book but the main focus of her story is a man called Stephen and the relationship between the two as the story progresses. 

I will admit I got about halfway through this book and just thought it was like any other chick Lit book I'd pick up to read on holiday. You've got the boy meets girl scenarios. Will they wont they get together? Oh everythings so perfect. Happy happy happy! I did start to get eager to know why kate had run off from her home in Dublin to the farm as nothing had been revealed, this is what made me stick with the book really. I wanted to know what happened, i was hooked! With Annies story it was a little different. Things were getting a bit too perfect with this guy Stephen and I was just waiting for something to happen... and happen it did. I dont want to reveal any spoilers but things get a bit turned on their head and the book started to get a lot more exciting.

If you are looking for a good chick lit book with a bit of a twist then this is your book. It ticks all the boxes and you wont be dissapointed with the big reveal. When you're sat on your sofa reading and then shout out 'oh my god' you know its a goodun'. Definitely one to put on your holiday reads list.

Have you read this book before. What did you think?

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Click here to read last months blogger book club review: Elizabeth is missing by Emma Healey

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Makeup wise there have been a few standout products for me this month, starting with the Mary-Lou manizer highlighter from The balm. A firm favourite in the beauty world, it was only a matter of time before it found its way into my makeup collection. A finely milled powder that provides just the right amount of glow to your cheekbones. At £17.50 it isnt the cheapest highlighter out there, but its a price I can justify paying due to the results it gives. If you havent tried it yet, then what are you waiting for, go! 

I've been trying to make a little more effort with wearing my lipsticks. I have just over a handful of shades which often get neglected. I dont know why, I just tend to finish my daily face makeup without adding anything to my lips! That being said shade 38 from the Kate Moss Rimmel Lasting finish collection has been my go to shade during June (when I've remembered to add the lippy!) It's a beautiful pinky nude which is a perfect everyday colour, suitable for work without being too in your face. When you go so many days without lipstick and then put some on, people tend to comment, so best to do it sutblely! 

My eyebrows are important to me, said as it sounds but I know I'm not alone here! Having dabbled with the HD Brow palette for a few years it was time for a change. When I was in New York I purchased the Anastasia Brow Whizz, which I did love. However after hearing many good things about the Soap & Glory Archery pencil, I decided to give it a go. This is my 3rd repurchase of this product, I absolutely love it. Not only is it more cost effective and readily available for me compared to the Anastasia one , it does just about the same job! I highly recommend this if you are looking for a new brow product to try. Soap and Glory is often on 3 for 2 so stock up! The shade I use is Hot Chocolate. 


I seem to go through a lot of shampoo & conditioner so it made sense to start purchasing the bigger sized bottles. I am a fan of Tigi products already, the S Factor root boost spray is a frequent repurchased product! I always spot the big salon sized bottles in my local tkmaxx for decent price of £14.99 each, so I finally bit the bullet and bought myself this Headshot reconstructive duo. I've recently gone a lot blonder, so the colour is taking a bit of a toll on my hair. I thought these would be a great pair to to use in order to try and repair it a bit! They have the same scent of the S Factor range which is a delicious strawberry and cream scent. If you don't find any in your local TMaxx, not to worry. You can purchase the larger bottle of Tigi products here online, at the same price (or less). If I cant find any in store when I need to restock I'll be heading over there to get another 2 bottles! 

What products have you been loving during the month of June? 

Much Love, 





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So... I love Pizza. 

Pizza Makes me happy.

Every year I have a pizza as my Christmas day dinner (FACT) 

It seemed fitting to purchase myself a Pizza related phone case. Being an owner of a Samsung phone, I usually struggle to find such quirky cases for myself. They all seem to be made for Iphones, leaving us android lovers out there a bit stumped when it comes to personalising our devices. Whilst browsing Etsy one evening I came across a company named 'The Small Print' specialising a a variety of phone cases available for both Iphone and Samsung models... I was onto a winner! As soon as I saw the Pizza case it was love, it had to be mine and no one could stop me. A few clicks later it was ordered and arrived on my doorstep within a few days. 

With so many designs to choose from I was tempted to purchase myself another case just to switch things up a bit. For now I have resisted. However I have picked out a few of my favourites to share with you. 


Have you tried anything from The Small Print before? If you decide to treat yourself, use the code COOL15 for 15% off your order. 

Much love. 
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It’s been a while since I received some form of beauty box in the post. I gave up the subscription services over a year ago now. Admittedly they were great for getting stocked up on miniatures or trying something new but I preferred to have more control over what would be arriving. This is why every so often I pop along to Latest in Beauty and see what boxes they have on offer. I’ve not been too phased by the choices really until recently when I spotted the Glamour Summer Edit box. I remember a lot of a people went crazy for the Spring edit, so after having a look at the contents I swiftly picked up my purse, got out my card and hit the  proceed to checkout button.

The Basis of this particular box, is that it includes all the essentials you will need this summer. Picked by Alessandra Steinherr the Beauty Director at Glamour magazine and with it being worth a total of £117.99 you know it’s going to be jammed full of great and useful products. You receive 9 products all together, some travel sized, others full sized. This includes a Bourjois Colour boost Lip crayon (£7.99), in my case I received ‘Peach on the beach’ which is a lovely coral colour, perfect for summer. Also a Nails Inc GelEffect polish (£15) in the shade Uptown. A beautiful muted pink shade, which I am yet to try however going by reviews online I’m sure I’ll be impressed.

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There are products included in this edit which scream summer holiday essentials. This includes the miniature versions of the L’occitaneShampoo & Conditioner (£6.50) Hotel freebies are great and everything but it’s always nice to take some of your own! The Balance Me Super Toning bodypolish (£18 full size) will be great to use pre holiday to get your skin in tip top condition of optimum tanning! Speaking of getting a tan, the Eucerin Sun Care Skin Fluid SPF 50 (£16) is probably the most important product in this box. A high factor, ultra light facial sunscreen perfect for keeping your face protected from the suns harmful UV Rays. I really don’t understand how people still go without sun protection while on holiday and on a day to day basis to be honest. It’s so important! A bit of a quirky addition to the summer edit box are the tattoo transfers from Sun Seekers (from£10) whether you just want to mess around with them at home, pop them on for a festival or add a little something extra to your summer outfits. Even if you don’t want them to be seen, I’m sure using these temporary tattoos will bring back many nostalgic memories!

Having tried the Vita Liberata tan before, I was pleased to see their Trystal Minerals bronzer (£35) included in the box. I am rather intreged by this product. It's a bronzer with self tanning minerals within it, to ensure you achieve a perfect facial tan said to last up to 5 days. Although facinated by it, I am a bit scared to try it out. Fake tan disasters on your face aren't the best! I'll have to have a play with it and report back! The final two products are 2 which I have wanted to try out for a long time after hearing rave reviews. The pixi Glow Tonic (£18 full size) and the Caudalie Divine Oil (£27 full size) will be welcome additions to my daily routines. Im a bit gutted the pixi glow tonic is in such a small bottle, but I guess if its amazing I'll be purchasing a full sized one quickly! I see what you did there Pixi/Latest in Beauty!

Overall I am really pleased with the contents of this box, it's such good value for money too.  Have you tried any of the boxes from Latest in Beauty? Which have been your favourite?

Much Love, 
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FLOWER BOUQUET FROM DEBENHAMS


It’s true, I’ve become one of those people that loves fresh flowers in their home. Something I used to think was a waste of money has now become a fornightly ritual. It’s usually every other Friday, I’ll walk through the front door with a fresh bunch to put somewhere in the flat. Be it a bunch of Tulips, or something really simple like a mix of carnations. Without fail there will be some burst of colour making its way into our home in some form! This week however was different. On Saturday I had a flower delivery courtesy of Debenhams Flowers. They had got in contact asking if I fancied picking a bouquet from their Summer Flowers range. Obviously now being one of those people who buys flowers, I said yes and had a little browse online to see which style I would like.

The flowers pictured are actually my 2nd bouquet from them. I originally chose the Vintage Bouquet which included Hydrangeas, Roses and Calla Lillies. Mainly being that these were blooms featured in my wedding flowers nearly two years ago. Unfortunately the condition of the flowers began to deteriorate rather quickly which was rather disappointing. Whether I got a dodgy selection of flowers, or they were without water too long in transit I do not know. But they werent going to be looking fresh for at least 7 days like the website states. With that being said, I cannot fault the response from Debenhams when I contacted them to let them know. I received a prompt reply the following day a & although I was being sent these without any charge, they informed me that they treat all complaints/comments very seriously whether you are a blogger or a paying customer. By way of apology they offered to send me another bouquet of my choice. It's good to know that if you do have an issue with a bouquet you purchase they will do what they can to rectify the issue. So even though that little blip could make you a bit wary of using them, I know they would do what they can to make things right again and in a timely manner.

After spotting so many people instagraming their beautiful bunches of Peonies all over Instagram, I felt inspired to pick a bouquet that included them for my 2nd bunch. In the end I decided on the Lillies, Roses & Peonies bouquet (White Peonies also featured in my  wedding bouquet!)  Fortunately this arrangement had survived the journey and were looking beautiful and fresh when they arrived. Some of the flowers had not yet bloomed, so I knew I had a good length of time of them looking great, a much better start than the previous bouquet! They flowers arrive securely placed in a large cardboard box, this ensures minimum damage and keeps them from getting squashed in transit. All bouquets come wrapped in white tissue paper as you can see from the image above. Making them a great idea for a gift for someone, it's more aesthetically pleasing than the plain cellophane some flowers are wrapped in. 

 Like I said buying flowers online isn’t really something that had crossed my mind before as convenience wise it was easy to pop into a shop to get some new blooms, however I'm liking the idea of treating myself every so often with a special bouquet. It’s also a good alternative if you have a friend of relative who does not live nearby who you want to send a nice bouquet to as a treat or even a birthday gift. With Debenhams flowers offering next day flower delivery seven days a week, it’s also ideal for those boyfriends or husbands who have forgotten important dates like birthdays or anniversaries! Ha! If big fancy bouquets aren’t your thing then there’s also the option of purchasing smaller bouquets of the classics in their Flowers by post range. These retail for around the £20 mark, with the option of various beautiful bouquets featuring flowers such as Lilllies, Roses, Sunflowers and gerberas. These would make a great pick me up or even a nice gift for a friend.

As a treat to my readers, I have a 25% discount code that you can use should you want to purchase some beautiful blooms from the website. – Unfortunately this cannot be used on the bouquets from the Flowers by post range, however there are  some equally stunning options in the summer flowers range which my bouquet is part of.  Use the code DFBLOG25.

Do you purchase flowers online or would you rather pick them up yourself in store?

Much Love, 
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