Review: The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante

I’ve recently received another book from Blogging for Books to review.  The great thing about Blogging for Books is that you get to choose the book you would like to review.  I’ve had an Instant Pot for about 2 years now and have always loved it, so I thought it would be great to get The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante.  I am SO glad that I chose this book as it’s already been used quite a few times!


Review: Q&A a Day for Creatives: A 4-Year Journal by Potter Style

Some months ago, I saw a book being blogged about that was a journal for a year, and each day had its own suggestive sentence that you completed.  I enjoyed the style of the book and thought it was a nice idea to have a different type of diary that you could look back on to see what thoughts you were having on a particular day.  I searched for the book and placed it on my Amazon wish list.

When I finally got around to choosing my next review book from Blogging For Books, I noticed a very similar book to the one I had seen before…only it was better and much more suited to someone like myself!


Review: The Watercolor Course You’ve Always Wanted by Leslie Frontz


I’ve been drawn in by another painting book.  I’ve been on the lookout for one for a while as the ones I got from the library a while ago just weren’t what I needed.  When I draw or paint, I have to  use a photo of whatever the subject is.  I’ve never been any good at drawing what is in front of me; it’s just the way my mind processes images.  Even if I sit with a view ahead of me, I find it easier to take a photo of that view and then use the photo as a guide…I hope that makes sense!

Review: The Time Garden by Daria Song

Aaaaaaahhh adult colouring books.  All of a sudden it’s cool to be colouring in these books.  As a teacher and crafty person, I’ve always loved crayons, colouring and drawing.  I’m actually quite pleased that more people are embracing their creativity.  I was intrigued to try one out so I requested The Time Garden by Daria Song from Blogging For Books to review.


Review: What You Left Behind by Samantha Hayes


This book by Samantha Hayes and is my most recent pick from Blogging For Books.  What You Left Behnd is a crime thriller book, which is one of my favourite genres.  I have had the book for a while now and I must admit that it took me a good few chapters to get interested in the storyline.  But, once I was hooked, I could not put it down and read the rest of the book quickly!

Painting Those Lashes!

Before I buy ANYTHING, I always research extensively into what it is that I might be buying.  Sometimes products exceed my expectations and sometimes they can leave me feeling a little disappointed.  I’ve been trying out a few different mascaras, trying to work out what works the best for me.  I wanted to share my opinions with the hope of helping my readers out with future mascara purchases!

1.  Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara  US LINK | UK LINK

I would class this as a slight impulse buy.  I wanted to buy a higher end mascara to wear on my wedding day. I did a quick check on the internet to see what would be available in my local beauty store and this was on offer at the time.  Before purchasing this, I had never bought anything other than drug store makeup!! Ever!! I did use Virgin Vie (Can anyone remember that?) for a while but that phase soon passed.

I love how this is applied – it doesn’t look ‘clumpy’ on the brush.  It goes on easily and gives a good layer on the first application.  It can be built up more if needed.  The only thing that puts me off this mascara is that it is quite difficult to remove!  Even with a lot of eye makeup remover!  I have to leave soaked pads on my eyelids for quite a while…it’s probably why they sell an eye makeup remover as an accompanying product!