Sunday, December 08, 2013

Currently Loving...

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
I have just finished reading Me Before You and it has become one of my firm favourites. The story centres around two characters; plodding along with life Lou, and a once adventure junkie now quadriplegic Will. The book deals with the controversial topic of euthanasia and explores the reasoning behind Will’s wish, as well as the rest of the characters’ opinions on his desire. Although this topic is a fairly hefty one, Moyes neatly interlaces other themes into the book so that there is a wonderful balance of friendships, family and romance intermingled with the life lessons the characters face. It was a book that had me hooked from the very start and pulled at my heartstrings so much so that I found myself caring about what happened the fictional characters. It’s one of those rare books that I could pick up again tomorrow and still enjoy it as much as if it were the first time I were joining Lou and Will on one of their disastrous outings! You know you’ve found a winner when you don’t want the story to end.

Essie Nail Varnish
When I was last in Boots I couldn’t resist picking up these two beauties. I spotted Cute as a Button (the coral pink shade) from down the aisle and knew instantly that I had to have it. It’s not a very wintery shade but I thought it would a perfect way to brighten up wintery outfits. I was also looking for a more subtle colour that could be used on days where I wanted a more understated look. There were quite a few that caught my eye but when I saw that this one was called Ballet Slippers the deal was sealed and I popped it into my basket. Is it bad that I end up buying Essie nail varnishes because of their names?

Yankee Christmas Eve
Now that is officially the festive season, I thought it was time that I gave my room a bit of a Christmas glow. My sister and I spent hours in the Yankee shop when we went to Bluewater last month trying to decide which candles we wanted to get. I don’t really like the smell of cinnamon and Emilie is allergic to it, so a lot of the festive Yankee candles were a no go. In the end I managed to find the ultra-Christmassy Christmas Eve which leaves my room smelling of sugared plums and candied fruit.

Popcorn Lip Scrub
In the winter months I find no matter how often I use lip balm, I always seem to be battling with dry lips. To help try and relive this I decided to give Lush’s lip scrub a go and so far I have not been disappointed. I think the best thing about this has to be the popcorn flavour, it smells so yummy!

Maybelline Fuchsia Flash
What feels like ages ago, I entered a competition online to be in with the chance of winning one of Mollie King’s limited edition lipsticks. Fast forward a month or two and queue me being very puzzled as to what could be in the mini package that dropped through my door! I really love this fuchsia colour, it’s not too in your face so people like me (who aren’t always that bold) can feel comfortable pretending to be Mollie for the day! 

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