March Product ‘Empties’ with a Sustainable Twist

I have seen quite a lot of ‘empties’ posts around recently, especially by beauty bloggers showing the products they have used up in the past month. Although I wouldn’t class myself as a ‘beauty blogger’, I thought it would be fun to join in the trend! You might be thinking, ‘Hey, I thought you were …

Book Review – ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies’ by Rhena Branch and Rob Willson

I chose to read Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies because my challenge for this month is to spend an hour each day studying and practising CBT. I already had this book at home, and it had good reviews, so it made sense to read it as part of my CBT study, and see what I …

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Book Review – The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan (No Spoilers) Plus Book Giveaway!

First published in 2013 by Sphere. Paperback, 440 pages. ‘The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris’ is the 4th book I have read by Jenny Colgan, and I have enjoyed them all without exception. This is a gorgeous story, and it paints such an atmospheric picture with its descriptions of Paris and Parisian life. I am …

Hairburst Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir – My First Impressions

I was browsing in Boots last week, and a brightly coloured turquoise and pink box caught my eye. It was the Hairburst shampoo and conditioner set. I had read about this product online before, and similar products that are supposed to help boost hair growth, as I have always wanted to have thicker, longer hair. …

Book Review – Second Chance by Jane Green (No Spoilers)

Published by the Penguin Group. First published 2007. Hardback, 432 pages. I picked up ‘Second Chance’ in a charity shop several months ago, having never heard of the author before. There was a deal, something like 5 books for £1, and I think I had found 4 other books I wanted, and picked up this …

Review – LUSH Ectoplasm Naked Shower Cream

LUSH Cosmetics are a great brand because they have great ethics, and also because they have a range of ‘naked’ products that don’t come wrapped in plastic, or in plastic bottles. I have been using their solid shampoo bars for years and really like them, and recently they have started making solid shower gels. I …