Monday, 28 April 2014

Mani Monday

Hey guys

Seems like forever since I've done a mani monday post! I've been writing up some different type of posts, trying to mix it up a bit and also I've been super busy with uni revision so any spare time I do have I tend to use to sleep.
I still have been painting my nails though because (as I've mentioned a few times), doing my nails is a way I like to chill and relax and keep just about sane in what can be an insane period.

This latest design reflects my love for stripes. This design was done without striping tape, all done free hand and I'm actually surprised at how neat it turned out, even on my right hand!!

Barry M Gelly Hi-shine stripe nail art

 I used one of Barry M's Gelly Hi-shine polishes in the shade 'Guava'. Such a cool name. Makes me feel like going on a tropical holiday on a beach sipping cocktails... ( I digress)

Barry M Gelly Hi-shine guava

Barry M Gelly Hi-shine guava

What do you guys think?

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Written On Her Heart Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway

Hey guys

This post is part of the Written On Her Heart (WOOH) blog tour!

This book written by Paige Rion is the first installment in the Callaway Cove series. 


Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life. 

Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past. 

An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she’s willing to risk everything—her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education—to get it. 

She’s positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there’s more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great—which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi’s other relationships start to crumble, Ford’s fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear. 

My thoughts (with no spoilers of course)

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I basically finished it in two days (postponed reading my textbooks...haha).
I would highly recommend this book as it's a light-hearted read which will have you rooting for Andi (the main character). I found Andi easily relatable as I feel most girls will be as we all want to achieve our career goals but then are also looking for that special person to share our life with (that's about as sentimental as I'll get...)

About the author

Paige Rion is a contemporary romance author. She’s a mother, wife, blogger, hopeless chocoholic, coffee-addicted, wine-lover. Her debut, novel—a new adult romance—Written On Her Heart, is the first in the Callaway Cove series. The next in the series is to be released this summer. She loves connecting with readers on her blog and social media. You can visit her website at
You can also connect with her here:

Where to buy


Prize 1
 Paige Rion deluxe tote. Your choice of either Paige Rion/WOHH t-shirt or “Team Ford” t-shirt. WOHH mug with quote. A signed bookmark and a mini Paige Rion candy box!

Prize 2
WOHH t-shirt. WOHH mug with quote. A signed bookmark and mini Paige Rion candy box!

Prize 3
 An exclusive WOHH iPhone 4 case. A white mug with genuine Paige Rion signature. Signed bookmark and mini Paige Rion candy box. (If winner does not have an iPhone 4, they will receive prize 4 and another winner will be drawn).

Prize 4
 10 more winners will receive a signed bookmark and a mini Paige Rion candy box!

Due to shipping costs, US ENTRIES ONLY (sorry non-US readers).

(Giveaway is moderated by the author)

I'm pleased I was able to be part of this blog tour and hope you've enjoyed this post.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out this book! If you do let me know how you find it!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Resin Sparkles review

Hey guys

Last month, I received some beautiful jewellery from the lovely Sara from Resin Sparkles. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, I am a huge jewellery lover and I'm so happy to be able to add these items to my collection.

They are a bit different to what I usually go for, but these handmade pieces are beautiful.
They are great for jazzing up a simple, everyday outfit.

Resin Sparkles necklaces

These are the three pieces I received. Two necklaces and one pendant.

Resin Sparkles heart necklace
This one is my favourite. I'm not a huge girly girl but I seem to love this one. Probably because it contains purple which just happens to be my favourite colour.

Resin Sparkles angel necklace

This necklace contains an angel pendant covering it's face.

Resin Sparkles pendant

This is the other heart pendant which I can easily put onto a chain I already own.

Resin Sparkles heart necklace

Resin Sparkles angel necklace

How cute are these pendants? And at under £10 each?! Such a great bargain and doesn't at all reflect on the quality. These would make a great gift or treat for yourself.

Make sure to check out her site and follow her on Twitter.
She has some beautiful pendants and rings and is always offering generous discounts.

Thanks for reading!