Monday, June 30, 2014

June Favourites

There has been a big change in my diet and make up favourites this month as the hotter weather really alters how I feel about food and makeup. 
My favourite food each morning is this one with sliced banana on top . With either a glass of water or juice .
Skin needs all the help it can get during the hot weather so to treat it as kindly as possible I have been using these products on face and body.

Face masks 

For the skin that is seeing lots of sun sea or sand I recommend:
On hot summer nights these are a blessing:

To help prevent sun damage 
Freshen up
Body treats

For days when the thought of putting on a full face of make up brings you out in a cold sweat:

These two guys above are perfect shower products. Refreshing and smelling great. They will give you a real pick me up in the morning.
A citrus blast in the morning
The smells like delicious , you will have to resist licking your hand .
These two products are keeping my hair as clean and tame as possible .
The breakfast scrub by Soap and Glory. This is a WOW scrub! Smells glorious and does exactly what it is supposed to.
I have been chilling out to these CDs from the Lush Store. 

Well guys that was my June, hope you have had a great month. X x x x

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Sunday ... Not Forgetting Queen Maeve

Today was a beautiful day for adventures and that is exactly what happened! Take a look at where I was. Knocknarea and Carrowmore . The most beautiful scenery seen from a distance. If you decide to ever walk up Knocknarea wear comfortable shoes, bring lots of water , painkillers just in case, light snacks , fully charged phone battery and when you get to the top give yourself a slap on the back because trust me you deserve it!

That is the top, thankfully within reach at that point.

After a day spent walking and looking at the sites it was home time and time to cut some flowers for my mum and I ...then picked my books that I am reading this week.
A Deadly Grind by Victoria Hamilton
Once Upon a time in Greaf Britain by Melanie Wentz
Dying in the Eool by Frances Brody
The Diviners by Libba Bray

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Th Twelve Clues Of Christmas by Rhys Bowen. Review.

I am a big fan of this series and of books based around the festive season so this book appealed to me in many ways. In this book, book 6 in the series Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself helping out a hostess in a large country pile in Tiddleton - Under-Lovey . Christmas in the country sounded like a great idea until the first body showed up then Georgie's detective skills needed to be put into action when the body count started to rise. This is a terrific series with favourite characters such as Georgie's mother, Noël Coward, Grandad , and Queenie making appearances not forgetting the delectable rough diamond Darcy ,Georgie's love interest . If you already love this series then this will not disappoint but if you are new to this series you are going to love it for all it's comical capers , red herrings and action and adventure. Go read this immediately !

The Secret Place by Tana French. Review

Wow! What a book!  I am a fan of Tana's books and so when I won this one here on Goodreads I was thrilled. Tana is back with a story about a dead boy, a school full of secrets and a cop in need of a leg up in his career . It's been a while since I was at school but the complex relationships of school girls came back to me reading this and we see a darker side to young female friendship and the secrets they hide and things they do and talk about. I think Tana got it spot on the way young girls behave when together making this story very believable. One of my favourite characters is Detective Stephen Moran, he needs a step up on the career ladder and when the body of a young boy is found it could be the opportunity he needs. Working alongside his female superior Antoinette Conway who is as charming as a pit bull chewing a wasp is often comical when we read the banter between these two characters . If you want a nice big book full of juicy secrets to sink your teeth into ,that has plenty of red herrings and terrifying teenagers , then this is the book for you. Excellent!!!!!!!!

I won this book on Goodreads . 

This book is due to be published August 2014 .

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Second Anniversary

Hi guys ! Today is my two year blogging anniversary ! I never imagined when I started this blog how much I would enjoy writing here and sharing my love of books and bits and bobs from my life.
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who reads my posts on here ,who comment or just swing by to say hi. I love books which is the only reason I started this blog, of course my love of pretty things takes over every so often and I love to share that with you too. If you have been with me from the beginning or are new to my blog then thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope that you will stick with me in the future where I hope to share more books, beauty and life items. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Books and life

The sun has been shining and it has been lovely being able to get outside while it's sunny. I like to bring out a book sometimes . What about you?
Here was a great place to get some exercise .

Here are some " shy guys" I met on the road. 
Then there was these lovely guys eating all the excess grass in the area. Can you tell they love the sun too!
Now to the books. I will be reading these great books this week.
The flowers are really blooming in the garden now . It is great seeing all the beautiful colours spring up everywhere!
Until next time guys x x x x x