Monday, March 19, 2018

a book in review!

Brief Summary:
Instant New York Times BestsellerThe newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover.
Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

If you haven't read anything by Colleen Hoover, here is where you should start. Her writing style is unparalleled and absolutely brilliant. She has a way with words and will grip your heart strings and won't let go. I once tweeted her saying she could just take my paycheck because I must read every book she's ever written. I can't speak enough about how much I adore her books. Lily's story is so gutwrenching in moments and honestly is one that will stay with you for days after. When I finished, I recommended this 5 star book to all of my friends. This story is one that should be read by women of all ages, do yourself a favor and pick it up ASAP, turn your phone off for the weekend, and be prepared to not want to put it down, xo!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Casual Go-To Look


 One of my fave looks from Fall to Spring is throwing on a sweater with leggings. I know it's probably every other girls' go to look, but I just love how you can wear this for anything from running errands to going to brunch. 

Sweater | Simply Noelle $65.90 -currently 50% off! 
Leggings | Old Navy $29.99 -currently 40% off at checkout!
Boots | I have no clue, they were a gift from years ago!
Bag | DSW $44
Sunnies | Nordstrom $14
Lippie | Revlon $8

What's your fave go-to look? Let me know in the comments, xo!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cover Reveal!

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Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he’s gone too, and I’m dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.
I want revenge. And I’m going to get back at my mother any way that I can.
I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He’s immediately interested in me, not that I’m surprised.
You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He’s the one connection to my mother, and I’m using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn’t plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.
And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for him either…

Hair Care Routine | Featuring Maple Holistics

You may not know this about me, but I have a super specific hair care routine. Long or short, doesn't matter I always wash my hair the same way. I've added in a new shampoo and I couldn't be more happy with it! 

Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is my latest shampoo obsession and I have a feeling it will be around for a while! It's so natural and gentle, here's what it's in: Aqua, Jojoba Oil, Botanical Keratin, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil. Doesn't get more natural than this! I was even able to use it with my tape-in extensions. It has a very light smell and suds up so nice (which is a bonus when washing the extensions because you want to touch them as little as you can while in the shower. I liked to suds the shampoo in my hands and then get in there.) 

Hair Care Routine
Step 1; I wash my hair once every week. I'll try to stretch a few more days if I can and I wait as long as I can before using dry shampoo. You can train your hair to not needing to be washed often and honestly, my hair hasn't been healthier.
Step 2; After soaking my hair, I go in with a Purple Shampoo-either Clariol Shimmering Lights or Fanola No More Yellow and let it sit for 6-10 minutes (if I feel like my hair needs a boost, I'll throw this on my dry hair before I head into the shower) then rinse
Step 3; Now that my hair has been toned up with the purple shampoo I like to go in with a shampoo that will really clean my hair and get out any build up. Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo does just that! I really feel like it makes my hair super clean and doesn't linger with a smell-which makes me happy! I like my hair to smell clean, but I don't want it to constantly smell like shampoo, ya know? 
Step 4; Time to condition! Now what I use varies depending on if I feel like I've been dry or if I just need to throw some on the ends. I love Paul Mitchell Blonde Forever Conditioner or Aussie's Cleanse and Mend Conditioner
Step 5; Rinse with cold water (as cold as you can stand!) This helps seal your hair follicles and make your hair super shiny! 
Step 6; Squeeze excess water out and wrap in a towel (skip this part if you have extensions!)
Step 7; Use the Wet Brush to comb through, this is the best brush I've ever owned & it's Rose Gold, so bonus! and add in some Moroccan Oil 

Tada, that's how I take my hair from dirty to squeaky clean! If you want to give an all natural, made in the US shampoo, then give Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo a try for FREE! Let me know what hair products you've been loving in the comments, xo!

*I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion! 

Monday, March 5, 2018

a book in review!


Brief Summary: 
These Royals will ruin you.

Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn’t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can’t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right.

Because while Hartley’s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn’t know if he’s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel.

Easton wants her to remember. Hartley thinks it’s better to forget.

She might be right.

Tragedy. Treachery. Trust. Hartley has to face the facts—in this world, you can’t escape the Royals.

 Either you live by their rules or you die by them.

I was SO excited that Cracked Kingdom was finally coming out! After the cliffhanger in Fallen Heir, I was counting down the days and then bam, it came out a day early. Cracked Kingdom has everything you have come to expect in a Royal story; drama, steaminess, Royals doing what Royals do, and more. I will say there were a couple of spots that felt a little rushed and not proofread, but that's just because I'm overly picky and beta read for a few authors so I literally read to make sure stuff like that doesn't happen! But that didn't ruin the overall story, there were a few bombshells along the way, but this being the last story in the series, I thought everything was wrapped up nicely! (Now do not @ me, that is not a spoiler...) If you haven't jumped on the Royal bandwagon, then pick up Paper Princess and get sucked in cause you have a 4 star finale to look forward too, xo!


Reviews of the rest of the series:

Friday, February 23, 2018

#28daysofskincare | recap 2!

You know what I suck at more than skincare? Taking pictures of said skincare...I guess I haven't really taken any pics because I was using just the same things over and over. But I've picked up some new things so my next (and final!) recap will have some new products and my thoughts on them! 

So far overall, I need to incorp more serums to help with these wrinkles and fine lines. Everyone says "there's no way you're 33!", but honey my face in the morning begs to differ (also, my poor coworkers who see me 5 days a week and maybe 1 of them I actually put on makeup. Somehow they still love me!) 

I promise more pics will come next week and maybe I'll even do a little giveaway, who knows ;) Xo

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Release Day! & GIVEAWAY

RELEASE DAY & GIVEAWAY! Marrying Mr Valentine is LIVE!

Amazon Bestselling author Laura Barnard brings you the follow on book from Adventurous Proposal, second standalone in the One Month Til I Do series.

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Nadine Roberts smiles for everyone, but beneath it she hides a heartbreaking past that only a few know about. Throwing herself into her new career; wedding planner at The Duck & Goose, a property recently purchased by newlyweds Florence and Hugh, has helped distract her from her loneliness.

When a teary bride suddenly cancels her upcoming wedding Nadine looks to the two year waiting list. Clara Blumenkrantz and Hartley Valentine. It’ll have to be a quick turnaround, but what’s the worst that can happen, right?

This should be like every other wedding she plans, but the magnetism she feels towards Mr Valentine disrupts the orderly life she’s worked hard to carve out.

Can she ignore her intense desires and be a professional? Or will she open up her heart to the one person that has the power to break it? And in doing so endanger not just her job, but her venue’s reputation?

With reviews like this what are you waiting for?
'Another great read from Laura full of her usual quick wit and slapstick shenanigans.'

You don't need to have read book one, but if you'd rather read in order you can download Adventurous Proposal:
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Head on over to Laura's Facebook page (details below) to enter her release day giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a £10 Amazon Gift Card!

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