What’s New? The Products I Sampled This January 

I love trying new products, and I get a real buzz out of finding new things, or buying a little decadent treat for myself. This month, I tried a few different sample sized products, and thought that I’d share my finds with you. Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb 3-in-1 Day (£5.33) Given as a sample,…

Dramatic Makeup: Illamasqua Eye Shadow Palette in Demise 

Illamasqua is one of those iconic brands that make you feel like being a makeup artist is within your reach at home. I love the beautiful packaging, with it’s decadent feel, it’s unusual shape, and the beautiful quality of the products. The product darling of both professionals and women at home, they don’t test on…

The House On The Strand by Daphne Du Maurier

If you haven’t read Daphne Du Maurier before, you might want to start with her most well known work, Rebecca, which is a huge all time favourite of mine. Her books are often eery, with a mystery at the heart, and things unravel from there, with interesting consequences, which was perhaps why Hitchcock was a…

My Skincare Revolution: The Deep Cleansing Brush

Want good skin? Have you tried a brush? I actually hadn’t before, though these brushes have been out for ages. I have combination skin, and I find that exfoliating about every third day tends to keep my skin pretty healthy. And sometimes I feel like these trends in beauty care can be just that: trends,…

Weird Sister by Kate Pullinger

I loved this book, and read it almost in one sitting! It’s atmospheric, creepy and actually really fun, in a spooky way. It tells the story of a small town called Warboys, nestled in Britain, and the way that the entry of one beautiful woman tears the town apart. That woman is Agnes Samuel. If…

Cradle Of Crime by Luellen Smiley

I was sent this book by the author for review, and I was kind of blown away by her story. Luellen is the daughter of Allen Smiley, a man who was very publicly known to be a member of the organised crime syndicate in LA, but whom she knew as Daddy. As a sheltered child,…