15.5.16

The Love Shack | Jane Costello (A review and other things)


The Love Shack | Suitcase Magazine | MAC Rebel 



Can we take a moment to admire this lovely coral? I've made it my mission to convince the Design team at work to use a shade of coral for one of our books and I think I might be close!

Now, let's head into the actual post!

The Love Shack - Jane Costello:

This funny book is about a couple trying to buy their first house together and because all of their money is going into trying to get their dream house, they end up having to live with the boyfriend's rather eccentric, no-nonsense and blunt (to the point of being painfully embarrassing) mother.

Now, even though I had my reservations about the title (Love Shack . . . nope, still don't like it) it's a good little light book - funny, adorable and with substance. Though at times it did feel like it was dragging it's heels but thankfully everything is nicely resolved.

So if you're looking for an easy read with rather loveable characters - give this a go - even if for that pretty jacket!



SUITCASE Magazine and MAC Rebel:

I've mentioned both of these before on this here blog - (MAC Rebel here and a glancing mention for SUITCASE here) but ama mention them again! Because manz is well obsessed wiv dem Rebel tings innit? Okay, okay. My sincerest apologies. Moving on!

So SUITCASE is basically a travel, beauty and fashion blog in a magazine! What more could you ask for?? I just wish it was published monthly (though I still need to get the latest issue . . . ps. it used to be £5 and now it's £6! What the hell Suitcase?! I kid!)

And you all probably know my love affair with Rebel and if you don't, feel free to peruse my blog and have a gold star if you can tell me how many times I mention it!



Anyway! What have you read recently? And what else are you currently enjoying?
Until next time!

5.1.16

Rediscovering Old Favourites: MAC Lustering and MAC Mineralize Concealer






I did a little makeup reshuffle recently as I was using the same things over and over again (namely Rule Breaker lipstick and MAC Capricious which we all know I freaking adore) and came across MAC Lustering - a warm pink that pulls more blue than red on me, and MAC Mineralize concealer in NW50 which was my go to concealer a while back.

I actually forgot how much I used to like these - especially the concealer which is just lovely. And it feels extra awesome because I didn't have to spend a penny! Excuse me while I try to unearth more treasures in my makeup collection! (Gosh the dramatics!)

Have you come across any forgotten favourites? 
Until next time! 

4.1.16

Because it's a Monday | No. 11

Happy New Year! May Allah make it a brilliant and blessed one! And in aid of it being a time of new beginnings and all of that - here's a Marc Jacobs qoute gorgeously rendered by Courtney Shelton.