fashion

Delving into the Shoe Box

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Now, I'm aware my shoe collection would not be the envy of a trendy fashion blogger, but I'm just not that sort of person. I like shoes I can walk in, which you can probably tell by the enormous lack of shoes with heels in these photos. My graduation shoes are the blue cut-out flats you can see here. A glamorous day with no heels and, boy, was I glad I made that decision. My feet were killing me just in flats.

I try not to buy a lot of shoes as I feel I already have a good amount to not wear the same ones every day (although I normally do anyway). I'm still heartbroken about having to throw away my favourite Topshop chelsea boots because the heel wear was beyond repair. I replaced them with the Boohoo cut out boots with the buckle you can see below. I don't love them as much as the Topshop ones, but I'm getting on with them!


2. Old Multi-Stripe Converse.
3. Old Starry Converse - I've never been able to find these online! My dad picked them up for me from Australia about five years ago.
4. My mum's old cherry red Doc Martens from when she was younger than me. I'm so glad these have been passed down to me because I absolutely adore them.


5. H&M tile-patterned flats from last summer.
6. Some quirky H&M pink brogues I won off of eBay. I've never seen anything like them before but they make me feel like an old film star.
7. By far my most expensive shoes. I got them half price in a Kurt Geiger sale and barely wear them for fear of ruining them. They're surprisingly comfortable though, so they're a definite winner for me.
8. New Look brogues I got for about £5 in a sale three years ago. They're limited edition too!


9. Another hand-me-down from my mum, but these are definitely not as old. She never wore them and I couldn't bear to part with them when she asked me to put them up on eBay.
10. £7 Primark shiny red shoes. Rude to say no, really.
11. Yes, I own trainers. For exercise.
12. The aforementioned graduation shoes. They were sold out of so many Topshop stores and I luckily managed to get some online. Seems they were very popular, and I can see why. They're so simple, yet beautiful. 


13. A pair of black ASOS wedges I bought for a fancy dress costume in the first year of university. They're pretty much my go-to shoe if I need to get dressed up as they match my mostly all-black outfits.
14. Now, these are definitely a going-out shoe, but the enormous heel means I only really wear them for sitting-down occasions. I picked them up from River Island on a massive whim, but I can't part with them because LOOK AT THEM.
15. I'm so happy I managed to snap up these ASOS shoes because they sold out SO quickly and I've seen a lot of people disappointed about not getting them.
16. And finally, another cute ASOS pair, perfect for summer dresses and skirts.

I don't know how interesting my shoe collection would be to anyone, but it seemed like a fun post idea and I really enjoyed going through all of them.

M x

music

Mixtape #6

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Today's mixtape post is 'songs that make me throw my arms about at one specific moment in them'. A specific name for a specific moment. 



M x

blog love

Blog Love: New Finds #2

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I've become very aware that I haven't done a Blog Love post since my first one in February and since then have discovered so many incredible blogs that I'm eager to share with you all. The use of 'new' in the title is definitely to be taken as very loose terms for this post...


Holly is relatively new to blogging but, boy, is she good at it. She's a lovely girl who produces wonderful content that I'm always eager to read when I see there's a new post!




Paper Thin is definitely easy on the eyes. Every post is aesthetically gorgeous, but also a joy to read.



After an unfortunate incident on her blog client, Giada has had to recreate her amazing blog from scratch. Luckily she's taken this clean slate in her stride and is producing some of the best blog posts I've seen around. Definitely check her out!



Out of all of the wonderfully kind and friendly people I've met through blogging, Alice has got to be one of the best. Her blog is one of my absolute favourites and should be one of yours too.



If you're looking for positive thoughts and beautiful words, Sally's blog is the place to go. She's incredibly inspiring and I haven't found any other blog like hers.


Finally we have Reverie Lane, the work of the lovely Emma. The style of her blog is gorgeously sweet and she always has the most original ideas for her posts. Also, just check out her photos. Absolutely. Incredible.

I hope you discover some lovely new blogs today, and make sure you recommend me some of your favourites too.
M x

reading

Unbound: Crowdfunding Literature and Beyond

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I first heard about Unbound at a talk I attended about the future of the book and the publishing industry. Having never really though of where books could go in the future other than 'erm, maybe eBooks will take over?', their methods and ideals were something I'd never even considered before.

By now, most of us have probably heard of Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo. These allow anyone anywhere to contribute money towards a business idea, giving it the funds it needs to get up and running, whilst also providing perks for those who help it all happen. It's an inspired idea and has given so many businesses and individuals the chance to make their ideas real that wouldn't have had the chance with the traditional business model, but I hadn't ever really thought of this idea on a large-scale in regards to books.

Unbound  is crowdfunding for books. Simple as. You read an author's pitch, decide if you want to contribute, and then you make a pledge. When the pledge goal is met, the book is written, designed, edited, and printed. It's the same as any Kickstarter you'd support. You can stay up-to-date with the progress of the book by getting special access to an area of the site where you can do many, many things that could include things like helping decide on the book's cover design. YOU are involved in the book-creating process, and YOU will get your name printed in the book, forever, for every print run, because that book wouldn't have existed without your help. If my convoluted explanation lost you, Unbound have their own introduction video that I'll insert below for you to watch.




I'm sure it makes much more sense to you now. It's simple, isn't it? An extra added bonus is that Unbound make really good books. I mean REALLY good books. Books people actually want to read by authors people really want to read works by. Another massive advantage of Unbound is the help it gives to authors, not just newbies who want to get their work out there, but to seasoned writing veterans who may already have books out and selling well. It can be hard for an author to pitch a book of theirs to a publishing house that's written in a different style or involves a different subject matter to their usual works. This is where Unbound can really help, because writers can see if their audience actually wants this new kind of book from them. 

Here are some of my favourite campaigns that Unbound currently has up and available for pledges:

  • Pure, by Rose Bretécher - The true story of a woman and her life with pure O, a little-known form of OCD that gives the sufferer horrifically unthinkable thoughts, often sexual or violent.
  • The House of Fiction, by Phyllis Richardson - Historical background stories of famous houses in fiction. 
I'd love for all of my readers to check out Unbound, especially if you're a book lover, as it's a wonderful way to get beautiful and informative new writing into the world that contains a special something that you can't get through traditional publishing houses. Unbound brings the personal aspect back into reading by giving you something that couldn't have existed without your help. 


M x

fashion

Style Crushes #8 - Haim

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Who doesn't love the Haim sisters? Their long flowing locks and effortlessly cool style is the ideal of many, and perfectly suits the British summer festival atmosphere. Plus their songs are bloody incredible.






Let me join your crew.
M x

P.S. 



beauty

Summer Scents

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I love a good summer scent, even if I have absolutely no idea how to write about them. Here's the lowdown on which four scents I've been loving this summer and will probably end up being year-round staples because I love them that damn much. Please forgive my inability to describe scents. Thanks.

Marc Jacobs Dot Eau de Parfum - Jasmine, vanilla musk, and red berries. This perfume just sings (a more delicate way of saying SCREAMS, I feel) summer. I find this perfect for daytime wear and not too heavy at all. 

Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Parfum - Another woody-floral fragrance, I find this much better suited for evening summer excursions. A more sophisticated scent, this perfume stays classic whilst avoiding being generic. I must like jasmine because this also has the gorgeous flower as its heart note. 

The Body Shop White Musk Eau de Toilette - When I'm not feeling for a full-on, heavy scent, I sometimes opt for this failsafe from The Body Shop. All of their scents are to die for, and this classic musk contains notes of vanilla, lily, and rose. Yum. I find Body Shop scents really well priced as well so rarely fork out for a fully-fledged designer perfume. 

The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist - Last but certainly not least is the scent I wear almost daily, spritzing on as I leave the house. I feel like you can't go wrong with vanilla, especially when it's from The Body Shop. I'm a huge fan of their vanilla body butter and have no issue with smelling like it all day long.

What are your favourite summer scents?
M x

lifestyle

P-P-P-Pick Up a Podcast

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For me, podcasts are the perfect thing to do when you're doing nothing. Off on a walk, sitting on the train, or just bored at home, pick up a podcast and laugh along or discover something new! Here are some of my favourite podcasts on a wide variety of topics.


Call Your Girlfriend is the podcast of Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, calling itself 'a podcast for long distance besties everywhere'. Ann and Amina record this podcast as a way for them to chat to each other about current affairs, entertainment, social issues, and anything else under the sun. These two ladies are absolutely hilarious and at the time of writing, there are only four episodes of this podcast (including the introduction) for you to catch up on, so there's no excuse not to really. They also post a reading list alongside their podcast on their Tumblr for your pleasure, because who doesn't love a good reading list?



My all-time favourite podcast is Radiolab, probably the all-time favourite podcast of anyone who listens to Radiolab. It's something else entirely, I can't even describe it. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab calls itself 'a show about curiosity' with each episode dedicated to a new theme or idea, with multiple stories relating to the theme or idea. It's impossible not to learn something new with Radiolab and it'll turn you into one of those people who has a story for every subject someone brings up when you're chatting. I will never not love Radiolab. 



Calling all Trekkies, if you don't listen to Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast, you're severely missing out. The mission of Mission Log  is to watch every single episode and motion picture of Star Trek (yes, every single one, including The Original Series, Next Gen, even the Animated Series) and analyse it for its messages, morals, and meanings. You'll never look at the show in the same way again. 



By now a lot of you will know my love towards the Headspace app, but you may not know they also have a collection of podcasts on different topics and how you can incorporate meditation with them, such as commuting or love. A perfect addition to your already wonderful Headspace experiences. 

Do you listen to podcasts? Do you have any favourites?
M x

diy

Super Simple Washi Tape Mirror DIY

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After: Shiny and new.

There have been a few DIY projects in my life at the moment due to the whole 'moving house' thing I've been going through. It's been rather fun settling down into a completely different space which I have at my creative mercy! There was a mirror already in my bathroom, just a simple wooden one painted silver, but it didn't fit with the decor look I was going for (see, I can be a functional adult) so I gave myself the task of DIY-ing it up. You can see what the mirror looked like below...

Before: Boring, silver mirror.
Moving back home means a garage full of paint and DIY materials already, saving me a pretty penny. I definitely didn't want to fork out for a pot of paint for this small mirror. I picked a white satin paint to fit the overwhelming whiteness of the rest of my room and bathroom and gave it a few coats. Honestly the hardest part of this DIY was trying not to let the dogs walk all over it when it was drying.

You will need...
Sensibly I remembered to tape around the edges of the mirror where it met the actual mirror so not to get paint on it. Unfortunately I because I chose packing tape instead of masking tape, a lot of the brown of the tape transferred onto the mirror, but it came off with some scraping and scrubbing fortunately. A few strips of washi tape and we have our final product which you can see at the top! My room has a few hints of blue and pink around it, so I picked a lovely light blue tape to place around the edges of the mirror so it didn't look too plain. I love the colour combination, it reminds me of Greek pottery and buildings.

Are you a fan of DIY? Do you have any 'new home' DIY ideas that I could try out? 
M x

lifestyle

Review: A Boxful of Delicious Goodies from The London Tea Company*

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A bit of a long one today, but only because I ruddy love tea. 


I was fortunate enough to be sent a lovely box of goodies by The London Tea Company recently and, as a huge lover of all things hot beverage-related, I was absolutely delighted to see the incredible variety packed into this box! But first, a little background on the company themselves:
  • They've been brewing their ethical teas since 2003.
  • They're 'determined to spread the word on how great ethical tea can be'.
  • Their teas, as well as their herbal and fruit infusions, are all Fairtrade certified so the growers and communities all get a fair price.
  • Their tea expert makes sure all the teas are the best they can be, as well as helps them to create a range that includes both classic teas, and more unusual flavours!
Here's a closer look at what was in this treasure trove of tea...




I love the simple packaging the London Tea Company uses on their boxes of tea, with the use of the London skyline and the LT initials of the company, then the variations of colour and character depending on the flavour of tea the box contains. It's really good branding and really emphasises the fact these teas are London-based at heart! I was lucky to receive two full boxes from their range, the White Tea, Pear Tatin* and their classic London Breakfast*. I love fruity and exotic flavours for my hot drinks, so pear (described by LTC as containing 'Fairtrade ginger and the warm flavours of a pear tatin dessert', yum!) really tickled my interests. And of course you can never deny the everyday breakfast tea ('a blend of rich malty Assam grown on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Northern India and a flavoury Kenyan tea grown by smallholder farmers in the highlands of the west of the Rift Valley').



As you can see I also received a mountain of individual tea bags from their other ranges (yes, the first one is upside-down, I'm having a real chuckle at that too), some of my favourites including Pure Peppermint* (really good for a migraine, I've found), Vanilla Chai* (my all time favourite type of tea), and Zingy Lemon & Ginger* (described as 'a delightful drink to help you through those long, cold and wet winter nights in London town', perfect!). What I love the most about the London Tea Company's range is the sheer amount of teas they produce that I've never seen before on the market. Some of the flavours they've chosen are incredible. With many supermarket fruit and herbal teas I've tried, the flavours have been very muted, even for something like peppermint, but these really do pack a delicious punch. 



Instead of writing massive paragraphs about each mouthwatering flavour, I've written a list with some short comments on my verdict for a selection of the teas! Here goes...

Pure Peppermint* - Super-strong, gorgeous smelling, everything you'd want from a mint tea, a definite purchase when I've finished these samples.

Vanilla Chai* - Vanilla undertones, recommend you serve mixed with milk as can be quite bitter, gorgeous cinnamon scent. 

Sencha Green Tea* - A lovely mild green tea, refreshing and not too overpowering. 

Zingy Lemon & Ginger* - Zingy is the perfect word for this, refreshing and bright (if a tea can be bright), the perfect tea to have on a warm summer morning, a strong aftertaste. 

White Tea, Pear Tatin* - One of the more muted flavours, good if you don't want a huge kick, very sweet, smells like marzipan fruits, like drinking dessert! I saved this for after dinner and it satisfied my sweet tooth hugely.

You can find The London Tea Company here, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Check out their online store, and if you buy anything you can get 20% off your first order using the discount code 'londontea' (excludes sale or discount lines). Their teas are all very well priced and I was actually surprised at just how low they were when I checked out the site! You can't really go wrong, plus they have many more flavours than the ones I've mentioned today :)

M x


Disclaimer: Products marked with (*) were kindly sent to me for review, but all views and opinions are my own, and I was not compensated in any other way.

lifestyle

The Perfect Post-Sickness Pamper

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I write this the day after one of my hideous migraine days, still feeling a bit sorry for myself and ready for a long, long, LONG pamper. I don't know about you, but I get quite regular migraines. They're horribly painful, I get awful nausea, and it always results in me having to write an entire day off to sleep, which isn't as nice as it sounds. I'm one of those people that likes to get things DONE, so having to waste an entire day trying to sleep a migraine away isn't as relaxing as I want it to be. However, as a veteran of the post-sickness pick-me-up, I thought I'd write a post on how to get yourself feeling perky, squeaky clean, and back on form after being unwell, but at the same time as I'm going through the routine myself!



When I get migraines, I become incapable of doing anything, and that means when I go to bed I don't take my makeup off. Perfect-health me is disgusted by the thought of that, but it's just what happens. Therefore the first thing I do when I get up the next day is wash off all of my makeup, and go through with my normal morning skincare routine. I'll double-cleanse, which I usually save for the evenings, purely so I can get my skin as makeup free as I can and give myself a clean base for the rest of my skincare. When I've been feeling rubbish I put a bit more of a pampering element into my cleansing by massaging my face as I do it, getting the blood flowing and myself feeling much more awake and ready for the day. At this point I usually notice I've gained three spots already from sleeping in my makeup, but at least I don't have a migraine. 



Now it's time to get some nutrients in the system! I'm thinking yogurt and fruit with a good drizzling of honey, with a big mug of something warm on the side. When I'm ill I very rarely eat, so it's really important that the next day I try and get some energy back with some fruit and a little bit of caffeine for a boost. Try and avoid anything too heavy, you don't want to get yourself bloated and uncomfortable again. This is also a really good time to sit down, take your time eating, and catch up with the news, read your favourite magazine, or just scroll through some blogs. This is your time, make sure what you're doing is making you happy. Keep a big glass of water nearby too as keeping your hydration up is never going to be a bad thing. It's amazing how much better you can feel after a big glass of cool water. I've really liked putting some ice cubes and slices of lemon in mine recently to keep me refreshed with a little bit of flavour for your tastebuds. 



Once my food's gone down, I'll usually wash my hair over the side of the bath. I won't do a full body shower as I usually save the washing for a bath later in the day. Make sure you give your hair a nice treat, maybe do a hair mask if you feel like it. You deserve it, today is a day for you. Take some time properly massaging your hair and scalp as it can be difficult to wash all of your product out when you're washing your hair over the bath. I always feel tonnes better after washing my hair, so hopefully you do too. At some point in the day I'll kick back in the bath as I find it always helps me in my recovery. Go crazy with the bubbles or bath oils, whatever will make you feel as relaxed and luxurious as possible. I know when I use huge amounts of bubbles I can't help but smile as they cuddle up around me, making me feel like a little kid again. I always bring whatever book I'm currently reading and my phone with me too, so I can escape into another world, or just check my Twitter feed. Although there's always time to just lean back, close your eyes, and forget about everything. Be careful not to fall asleep though! I did that the other day and woke up with my leg falling in the bath after I propped it up on the side to cool me down a bit. It was a rather terrifying experience! Learn from my mistakes, young Jedi. 



Now it's time to do what you want to do, whether it's marathon a TV series on Netflix, lounge in bed with a magazine, paint your nails, anything and everything! You do what makes you feel happy, relaxed, and pampered like the amazing person you are. Keep sipping that water and make sure your grab your pet if you have one. Nobody can frown when you're ticking a puppy's belly. If you can't think of any ideas for things to do, here is a little list of things that cheer me up when I'm feeling crappy:


  • Daily/weekly Vlogs on Youtube (obvious choices are Essie Button, Vivianna Does Makeup, and Hello October).
  • Pinterest, Tumblr, and other image-heavy sites with photos of gorgeous homes, small animals, and screenshots of your favourite film characters pulling funny faces. If these sites don't interest you, maybe try some real-life pinning using some old magazines, scissors, and glue. 
  • Candles, fruity teas, and other things that smell lovely. They add another sensation to the room you're in, which is sometimes what you need when you're too focused on other (rubbish) things.
  • Yoga or meditation, something to clear your mind and put you back in the present moment. My favourites are Tara Stiles' beginners yoga classes, Headspace, and Calm.com.
  • Music. Music has an incredible healing factor when you're feeling down. I've compiled a few of my own 'mixtapes' that you can listen to here, here, here, here, and also here



It's getting near the end of the day and I always like to get ready for bed an hour or so before actually turning the lights off and getting some shut eye so I'm not too tired and grouchy when I realise I need to wash my face and brush my teeth. Take your time with the routine, washing the day off and making yourself feel as cozy and relaxed as possible. You can even do a face mask if you want. There's no rush at bedtime. Pick out some fresh pyjamas, get as much pillows as you need, and find a cuddly toy if you've got one. You're never too old for a cuddly toy. 

Get well soon,
M x

beauty

All-Time Favourite Face Masks

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I'm a dry-skinned gal with very visible pores so my favourite face masks are definitely those of the hydrating or deep cleansing kinds, making my skin feel plumped as well as so fresh and so clean (anthem of my life). So, are you ready for some sexy hand swatches?




1. Super Facialist by Úna Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask. This product smells very strongly of roses, so if your skin doesn't get on with heavily-scented products, this might now be for you. However is does claim to be suitable 'for even the most sensitive skin', so maybe you should do your own research on that one as I am no expect on the matter! In fact it's so heavily-scented that after swatching another two masks on my hand, after it was all washed off my skin still smelled of roses. Anyway, back on topic. This mask is incredible for if you want a quick fix for dry, seen-better-days skin. After leaving on for the stated short time of five minutes, you will immediately feel a difference in your skin. Soothing, softening, and plumping. Because it's such a light, soothing mask, I use it multiple times a week without having to worry about irritation. A simple and quick addition to your usual skincare routine.


2. The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask. I've always found warming masks a very odd concept, and have only recently just gotten over being a bit scared by the feeling they give your skin. However this mask fortunately isn't one that heats to such an uncomfortable temperature and only needs to be on your skin for five minutes for the effects to come through. Because it's from The Body Shop, it's uncoloured and scented only using ginger and cinnamon essential oils, delicious. I use this whenever my pores are looking particularly large or blocked and it leaves my skin feeling shiny and new.



3. The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask. Now, I look at this like an amped-up version of the Warming Mineral Mask with even more deep cleansing powers for when your skin is an utter disaster. My one important comment on this mask would be that it can skin on sensitive or damaged skin, so be careful where you smear it. Also, keep it away from your eyes. I find focusing on the centre of the face is the best bet because otherwise your eyes will water A LOT. Don't let this put you off though, it's a brilliant mask that'll give you a whole new face (see: exaggeration) if you let it do its work. It has that 'traditional face mask' look and feel that you imagine when you think of 'proper' face masks with tiny granules and a clay-like scent. I like to save this for special occasions as it does pack quite the punch and definitely isn't necessary on a regular basis.

What are your favourite face masks? Do you have any recommendations for dry skin? Always open to new face mask suggestions!
M x

fashion

Looking for Summer Wedding Style?

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Look no further! Unfortunately I'm not headed off to any weddings this year (I've had my fair share already in the past five years, so maybe it's for the best) but if I were, here are some goodies I'd have my eyes on. Ombre, florals, mint, pastels. You can't really go wrong!

M x

fashion

Updating Audrey

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Source: Matter of What

Audrey Hepburn is one star that doesn't need updating. Her timeless style can still be seen inspiring designers and bloggers alike. However I thought I'd give it a whirl to mimick her wonderful outfits with modern pieces. As you can see the simple and ever-loved Chelsea boots were a fashion staple even back then, but with the new surge of wellies and jelly shoes as fashion items, it seemed the perfect substitution. The addition of a light shearling jacket, slipping back onto catwalks, and a pair of faded jeans creates the perfect modern twist to this timeless casual style.

lifestyle

Recent Reads #3

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Rating - 4/5

Egan's book is a hard one to describe as there is no one singular storyline that runs the length of the book. Instead, each chapter is a different story told from the perspective of a different character. These characters cross over into each others' stories, allowing us to see how one person can be influential in so many other people's lives. For example the first character you meet is Sasha, but she crops up again as someone's best friend in college, someone's mother, someone's one night stand, and someone else's assistant. I loved the way the book was written and the whole idea lives being interlinked in such an intricate way. It's a hard one to describe but I really, really enjoyed it.

Read this if you like... The lives of others, books that take place over several decades.

Rating - 3/5

I know, I know, you've heard the hype, you've seen the movie trailers. I've owned this book for about two years now and have only just picked it up to read it because I thought I should before seeing the film. The Fault in Our Stars is a book about Hazel, a sixteen-year-old girl with cancer, who meets Augustus, a dreamy boy who has been without cancer for a great deal of months, at a support group. It tells the story of their relationship and their adventures together, but that's all I'm going to say without spoiling any of the story. It is a GOOD book, a really enjoyably good book, but only up until a point for me. I found it lost its pacing about two-thirds of the way in and by the end I'd lost interest to a certain extent. However, it was a really good read and I managed to get through it in just over 24 hours and three sittings. A lot of people's complaints have been that they didn't like the characters, and I have to agree, but I think it's only because I know what it was like to be that age and create a certain 'persona' around yourself, and that you grow out of it. It's, at points, like looking back into a mirror of yourself that you really don't want to be looking into. I like John Green, but this wouldn't be my top recommendation of his books. Go and pick up Looking for Alaska.

Genre - Teen fiction, Young Adult fiction.
Read this if you like... The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the tales of teens, easy reading.

What have you been reading recently?
M x

beauty

Feelin' Blue

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L-R: Seventeen 'Seabreeze', Topshop 'Forget Me Not', Barry M 'Blue Moon'.

Blue, I can't get enough of you. I've gotten to a point where it's hard to construct an outfit because all of my favourite pieces are the same colour and I end up looking like a cartoon character (see below). Blue isn't just for my wardrobe, oh no. Blue has taken up a large part of my nail polish selection, so I thought I'd show you a few of my favourites. The Seventeen Lasting Fix number is rather old, as you can see from the packaging I picked this up before the huge rebrand Seventeen had. I'm not sure they do this colour anymore as I struggled to see it on the Boots website, but a lot of the time they do still have the stock there. Topshop are always changing their colours around as the seasons come and go, but there is one very similar to Forget Me Not in stock at the moment called Sweet Nothings. I have so many of their muted colours, this being my favourite and closely followed by a green. Finally, trusty Barry M's Blue Moon, which I think I picked up last summer for £2.99, a price you really can't turn down. Just LOOK at that colour. Bluey, greeny, a bit like a cloudy spring sky. I'm really bad at describing colours, hence why I've tried not to and let the photos speak for themselves.

Source: Hippie Refugee
I'm definitely more a Velma than a Fred.
M x