Tag: blogger

Love Me Beauty & Phase Zero.. What happened??

For those of you who don’t know, Love Me Beauty used to be a monthly subscription service. The monthly amount that you paid entitled you to 60 credits to use in their monthly edit.If you wanted a rolling month on month subscription it was £13.95 including P&P ( I believe, correct me if I am wrong). I purchased the 6 monthly subscription so I only paid £11.95. On 1st of each month your money was taken and on 2nd of each month they released the new edit. The products ranged from low credit items at 5 or 10 credits per product, up to 120 credits for some of the higher end products. You also had the option to pay a little extra and buy extra credits to get more products or to get that high end product that always sold out fast. They had a limited amount of the more sought after products so you had to get in there first on 2nd of each month to get the better stuff.
I joined in February 2017 and I was very happy with my subscription. We the received am email at the beginning of the year letting all members know if this amazing revamp to Love Me Beauty. We were told that there would no longer be an edit, and that Love Me Beauty were moving in to the world of makeup. The brand they were introduction was called Phase Zero and it was supposed to be a brand that would change my makeup game forever.
If you were an existing member, you would still have your regular payment deducted each month, however this would now be added to a wallet that you could use towards purchasing the new range of products at factory prices. Any new members as of February 2018 would have to sign up for a minimum of 3 months and pay £5 per month for access to the products. The first month they had decided to release all lip products.
Initially I was quite excited, I love makeup and to be able to purchase makeup at factory prices was every makeup lovers dream!!.. but it slowly went down hill for me.
In the first month the products were shipped late and the communication regarding the status of my order was poor. When the products were launched ( after being delayed) I placed my order and received the standard email stating my products would be delivered within 5-7 working days. My order arrived late, however as it was a new launch I kind of expected a few glitches to start with. When i finally received the products I have purchased I was very happy with them.

I cannot fault these products. both the lip glass and the matte liquid lip applied perfectly and were very comfortable to wear. The member price for each lip product was £3.50 ( RRP £12.00) and for the build your own palette I paid £4.80 ( RRP £10.80).

March rolls around and this month they released their eyeshadows. I had seen a few sneak peaks on their instagram and I was looking forward to receiving them. My first email , again was the standard one that stated my order would arrive within 5-7 working days. WE pass the 7th working day and I contacted Love Me Beauty. I was told that the items were pre-orders and would be shipped on or around 15th of the month. on March 19th I received an email stating my order would arrive within 3-5 working days and it finally arrived on 28th March.

I did not have 12 shadows to fit inside the palette but when i tried to line 4 of them in a row it was a very tight squeeze and the only just fit if I pushed them in tight. The palette was designed for those shadows to fit in so I didn’t expect it to be so difficult to get them to fit.
For me the eyeshadows were disappointing and this was the reason I cancelled my subscription. The pigmentation on the eyeshadows is actually pretty decent ( on some of them) , however the are very powdery. Velvet was the best from the ones I received and I do still use that shade regularly.
Another thing that put me off was the pricing of the products. Full price for a lip product was £12.00, eyeshadows were £5.80 and the new liquid eyeshadows are £12.50. This is for a new brand to market ( as far as I know) and personally I feel to come in with those prices is a bit steep, especially when well known brands such as Makeup Geek provide the same eye shadow pan size for £4.95 (unless you buy their foiled shadows). The pigmentation is second to none and they blend like a dream. You can buy them from Beauty Bay and have them delivered to your door next day. I can go in to Superdrug and buy an MUA Velvet Lip Laquer for £3.00 and they are amazing.
When it comes down to it we all want value for money and when I sat down and thought about it, for me, these products were just not worth the money. There are other brands out there that are more well known that provide similar products for the same price or lower and the quality of their products is just that bit better.
Now I have seen so many mixed reviews about these products and I just want to say that these opinions are my own and if you love these products then that’s fab. I just didn’t feel that it was worth the money for me personally. Please don’t heckle me if my opinion differs from yours.


I would like to know what you guys think?

Are you a fan? Do you Think you get value for money?

As always Be Kind Be Happy and Stay True to You and I will see you all very soon 🙂




Hey Guys. How are ya’ll doing? I hope you are all well.

Welcome to my first ever Teaser Tuesday! We have FOUR books for you today, which i’m excited to share. Below is just a bit about each book along with some great art work. Personally I am most excited about The Mercenary and I will be getting stuck in to the book this week. 

PETRA LANDON  – The Mercenary
She’s a prisoner of the Imperial Forces. He’s a nomad with a private mercenary army. Can a desperate girl’s risky gamble and a fierce warrior’s love turn the tide of war and alter the balance of power in their slice of space?

In a distant corner of the galaxy, Quadrant Five burns in the flames of a deadly war. The Budheya people are one of the worst affected. Once the most advanced civilization in the quadrant, they now struggle under the cruel yoke of Ketaari occupation.

Imprisoned by the Ketaari Imperial Forces, a young Budheya girl is sent to a distant space station to work in an alehouse. For a girl who has known only hardship in her short life, things could be worse. Until an old foe walks into the alehouse.

Zoran is Hadari’Kor – notorious across star systems for their prowess in battle. Their fierce reputation allows them to retain their independence, even as others are forced to choose sides in the war. Drawn to a weary-eyed server girl, Zoran is forced to confront age-old traditions and question his role in the war.

The Prisoner & The Mercenary
Alone, friendless and far from home, Saakshi makes a desperate gamble to trust a formidable and enigmatic stranger whose hot gaze haunts her dreams. The fallout from this improbable pact reverberates across space. As a relentless enemy hunts her, Zoran must fight to protect Saakshi through a minefield of shifting alliances. When passion ignites amidst the embers of a smoldering war, will a warrior’s quest for justice bring a mighty Empire to its knees …

Author’s Note : A spirited and resilient girl, a fierce warrior with a conscience, a fiery passion that flares amidst the debris of a deadly war and a love that will alter the fate of an entire quadrant forms the tale of The Mercenary, a standalone story that sets the scene for The War Chronicles – a collection of SciFi Romance & Space Opera tales with romance, swashbuckling adventure & a sprinkling of action.

ANGELA J. FORD – Eliesmore and The Green Stone

Run, run as fast as you can. Never stop…Changers have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its breath, waiting for the One.

Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.
His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.

But Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers, Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and help him answer the ultimate question:

Can he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have come to power?


SHAKYRA DUNN – First Words:Final Lesson


A recently-crowned princess with a thirst for magic accidentally destroys her home. A simple youthful rebellion grows into a lifelong friendship. A young woman meets reliable allies. And a young boy is dealt a harsh hand when he sets out to make his own path.

Four tales. Four parties. All intertwined to set the stage for a bigger event. The sense of adventure builds as lessons prepare to be learned.


J.J. MARSTEAD – Tackling Lauren


My brother’s best friend, Beckett… God, just the sound of his name sends shivers down my spine. He’s hot and he knows it.
And I want him.
But when a mistake I made comes back to bite me in the ass, will it cost me a chance at happiness? Or will Beckett finally be able to see me as more than just his best friend’s little sister?

My life couldn’t be any better. My dreams are coming true, with everything I could ever want at my fingertips. I get to play football and have my choice of any woman I desire. But my life gets turned upside down when my best friend Eric’s baby sister Lauren comes to stay with us for a month.
How will I be able to control myself around the eighteen-year-old if she can’t keep her hands to herself?
God, help me.
Give me strength that I’ll need to survive the month. I’m going to need it.



As always I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on new books that are coming out. I can never add too many books to my TBR!

Until next Time Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You



July: latest In Beauty

*First things first, the oh so annoying disclaimer. This post is not sponsored and all opinions expressed in this post are my own. some links are affiliate links, which means I do get a small commission if you choose to make a purchase :)*

Now that the boring stuff is out of the way lets get on to the juicy stuff.

Hello my lovelies. Now that I am back in to the swing of things (mostly) I though I would start sharing my monthly beauty boxes and my faves and fails each month. Hopefully I will keep up to this and I can make it a regular thing as I am enjoying trying so many new products and would love to share this.

First off I just wanted to explain a bit about Latest in Beauty, just incase you don’t already know about it.

Latest in Beauty is a monthly subscription, where you select your own products each month from the range that is available on their website. You can choose between three different types of subscription.

Beauty Novice – 3 Products – £9 per month

Beauty Enthusiast – 6 Products – £15 per month

Beauty Guru – 9 Products – £18 per month.

You can opt to purchase the as a one off but it is slightly more expensive to do this.

Once you have made your choice you then select the 3,6, or 9 products you would like. As you can see this month I WENT IN on the masks with 4 out of the 9 products being some type of mask. Lately I am loving masks, they are doing wonders for my skin and I just love pampering myself once a week.

My products for this month were:


They do also have collections with pre-selected products that range from £20- £45. These are great value for money in my eyes and a fab extra little treat or alternative to the monthly subscription as a starter box.

The Products I received in my July Subscription were:

7th Heaven Sock masque

Yesto Cucumbers tissue face mask

Masque bar pore refining Cream face mask and the Green Tea sheet mask.

Kiko Velvet Touch Stick Blush in the shade Hot Pink

Caudalie Vino Perfect Brightening Essence

Burts Bees Natural Lip Gloss in Evening Glow

Evolve Beauty Daily Renew Facial Cream

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel

So far the only products I haven’t yet tried are the two Masque bar masks and the Caudalie Brightening essence.

I am really happy with everything I have tried so far, especially the masks. I will be looking to purchase more. I will be posting individual reviews on the products over the next few weeks. I will also be doing a faves and fails for the month of July.

If it proves popular I will be doing regular faves and fails blog posts. I am trying to post more regularly it is just a a bit difficult to get back in to it when I have been out of sorts for so long. I will be writing an update on everything that has been going on in the next few weeks as well.


As always I would love to hear your thoughts on what products you enjoy using, the faves and fails that you have come across.Come and get involved in a discussion..

As always Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You.



Female Entrepreneur Week.. Are You One of the FEW??

FEW pin-2

Hey there my lovelies I hope you are all feeling good this morning.

As some of you are aware Female Entrepreneur Week started on 21st June so yes.. I am a bit late in publishing this but it is still within time so it’s all good.

Female Entrepreneur Week lasts for 10 days from 21st to 30th June.

I think sharing the love on this topic is so important. I see it far too much on social media these days where women are bringing each other down and I personally believe that we should be building each other up and FEW is a great time to really push this forward.

I love these quotes and I feel these are definitely things to think about if you are wanting to branch out and start your own business.

Facebook graphic

 If you are considering starting your own business and would like access to some FREE tips click here and sign up for access to some training and resources that will help you on your way


I will be posting a review shortly of the daily emails I received and whether I feel it helped me.

As always Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You.



MARCH WRAP UP: Why I have not been as active this month

So this month has been a weird one for me… I have had a few product reviews that I have done but not as many book reviews so I find that I have not been blogging as much. 

I do feel a bit off my game this month in general though. I have missed out on twitter chats, I have recorded YouTube Videos and just not uploaded them!, I have drafted blog posts and just not finished them, I have barely read. I am not sure what is going on with me. 

I do feel that sometimes in this community if you do go off the radar for a few weeks, few days even you do kinda get forgotten about and the engagement goes down. You have to be present and active all the time, which is difficult when you are just not feelin’ yourself.

One positive thing that came out of this month was finally meeting some bloggers in person that I have spent the last few month’s whatsapping and tweeting when I went to Blogcon in London in 18th March.


I enjoyed every bit of that weekend and I am already planning my 30th Birthday Weekend away there in October with my best friend for some shopping and more sight seeing. London is amazing.  If you ever get a chance to spend some time down there I would 100% recommend it.

If you would like to read some of my posts from this month I will link them down below and I will be posting a full review on where I stayed and my experience in the next week or so so keep an eye out for that.



Anxiety and Me..#livelifeready campaign

BOOK REVIEW: Darling Dark by Natalie Bennett



PRODUCT REVIEW: Feeling Zesty!!

My eyes are on the prize again now and I am back eating healthy and focusing on my blogging, reading, proofreading and reviews again so hopefully I will get back to my old self again soon 🙂 

Hope you’ve all had a fab month.. leave a comment and let me know what you’ve been up to. Have you read anything interesting or done anything fun this month ? Can’t wait to hear from you 


Be Kind, BE Happy and Stay True to You!





cold as ice1

 Title: Cold As Ice
Series: Tempered Steel #6
Author: Maggie Adams
Genre: romantic suspense


Nick Coalson is abrasive, arrogant, and an absolute dynamo in the bedroom. Problem is, he knows it…

Rebecca Morgan is sweet, shy, and immensley attracted to Nick, but he’s trouble in tight jeans and she knows it.

After saving Rebecca and her feisty sister, Renee, from an assassin’s bullet, Nick sets his sites on the quiet singer. But he mistakes her kindness for weakness, and learns the hard way that although she may seem submissive, she’s a voluptuous bundle of intelligence and determination.

Rebecca tries to hide her feelings for Nick because he’s the kind of man that makes a smart girl do stupid things. After a sensual encounter in a pressured situation, Rebecca knows she’s going to need to keep her wits about her or lose herself to Nick’s dominant personality.


Purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Author bio

Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling contemporary romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November, 2014 and then again at #61 in 2016. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with Leather and Lace, Something’s Gotta Give, Love, Marriage & Mayhem, and Forged in Fire. She is also the recipient of the Dayreader Review’s Best New Series Award for 2015. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into International recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK.

Author links

Fan club

I Put Charcoal On My Teeth???

 I love trying out new products .. especially if it can help improve my health in some way.

Teeth whitening is the in thing at the moment. There are so many different companies out there offering different ways to whiten your teeth without the huge expense but there is always the worry that these cheaper alternatives can potentially cause more damage than good.

We have all seen the Hi Smile system that uses gel and a mouth guard type device to whitening your teeth but all of a sudden along came activated charcoal.

If you have ever watched Bear Grylls or survivor programs you know that they use dirt to clean their teeth… I just think of it as a more sanitary version of that haha.. maybe i am totally wrong in doing that but hey ho..

When Procoal agreed to send me their product in exchange for an honest review I thought why not??


The tub is small but do not be fooled.. a little goes a very very long way. 

Before you receive the product you will be sent an email with a step by step guide on how to use it but as we are already here I thought I would give you a little run down of how I use it and a few tips and what to do and what not to do with the product!!

TIP 1: Buy yourself a separate toothbrush to the one you normally use.

TIP 2: Make sure you only use a small amount of the activated charcoal.. as I said a little goes a long way.

TIP 3: It can get messy so make sure you have a clear space, preferably do it over the sink.

TIP 4: Don’t clean the bathroom until after using the product.. Now this tip may seem like common sense but I had a cleaning frenzy one day, my rooms were pristine!.. so what did I do… I decided to use Procoal and get a black mess everywhere.

STEP 1: Brush your teeth as normal

STEP 2: Wet your toothbrush (the new one) and lightly dab it in to the activated charcoal! REMEMBER: not too much.


STEP 3: Brush the activated charcoal in starting from the back. 

Word of warning it does have a funny texture and it can take some getting used to.

STEP 4: Wash your mouth out thoroughly making sure to get in between the teeth. 

And there we have it! So Fresh and So Clean Clean!!… I started to see results more or less straight away.

On the chart I am sad to say I started on a 5/6  but after 3 days of using Procoal I was down to a 3/4.  One tub lasts quite a while and at the moment there is an offer on the website buy 2 for just £15.99 if you use the code “BUY2“.

Procoal definitely gets the creative stamp of approval!! 


**Disclaimer: The product was provided in exchange for an honest review.**

Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You!



My Right foot hates Me Being Warm!! :'(

Now you may think I am being a mahoosive drama queen here and totally over exaggerating this but i swear my right foot has a mind of it’s own!

Image result for drama queen gif

Okay let me explain myself a bit better.. Even with my heating on in my flat I still get really cold. I don’t want to blast the heating up full whack because it is one of those energy saving heaters that heats up over night and releases heat during the day and for the majority of the day I am at work. Hence.. there is no point putting my heating on full whack. 

So I will put all my heaters on medium/low and I will wear socks around my flat and when I go to bed. I will generally wear my cat dressing gown or fluffy poncho to potter around in until I go to bed.

I go to sleep and everything is fine. My toes are nice and toasty warm and i’m laying in a comfortable position…. Suddenly .. in the middle of the night I will wake up and my right leg is sticking out from underneath the quilt, pyjama bottoms rolled half way up my leg, sock off and twisted in some random, uncomfortable position.

Same thing happens almost every night! It is so frustrating because I have to force my leg out of it’s stupid awkward position and it end up taking ages to get back to sleep. 

It is always my right leg and my sock always falls off.. I am telling you! My right foot hates me being warm. it is out to get me!! .. That is all!!! hahahathe-end

Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You!






COVER REVEAL: Pleasing the Professor


Cover Reveal

Title: Pleasing The Professor
Series: The Professors Student #1

Author: Janae Keyes & Deliaria Davis
Cover designer: Janae Keyes

Genre: BDSM erotic romance
Release date: March 3rd, 2017


Imagine that being said in that deep, bellowy voice that does all the voice overs for movie trailers! You know what I mean.. picture that and it comes across way better than just reading it haha.



Professor Ramsey Kendall knows he has to have American exchange student, Dora Monroe, from the moment he lays eyes on her. Everything about her sends his primal instincts out of control.

Dora Monroe is running away from humiliation and shame. Studying abroad seems to be her only escape from a grim reality.

The moment her eyes meet those of her Professor, she knows their connection is magnetic.

Risking it all for intense moments of pleasurable bliss, Dora is willing to learn all she needs to please the professor.

 Goodreads link: http://bit.ly/2lEcOMI

 Purchase links

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kg75Q8
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2lxp5Ws

Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2kgivDa

Author bios

Janae Keyes

Janae was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She grew up a very creative only child and has been writing for as long as she can remember.

Janae accidentally met her now husband online, and a whirlwind romance began because of their mutual love of Harry Potter. After dating long distance, Janae picked up her life in California and moved halfway around the world to Belgium to be with him, all in the life of a hopeless romantic.

When Janae isn’t being bossed around by her toddler, she is working on new ideas and working to improve her craft. Janae is currently living in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium with her husband and daughter.

 Author links

Website: http://bit.ly/2lxsbtf

Street team: http://bit.ly/2lCtNOA

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2kg72DL

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kyy19O

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2kjWuP9

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2lEnzOX

Deliaria Davis

Del is a mother of five amazing children, who married the love of her life on Halloween 11 years ago. They have 2 cats and one fish and enjoy spending time together as a family. She enjoys writing all sorts of books and stories and currently has about 9 projects that she is working on when she isn’t busy homeschooling her autistic son, or helping her youngest son with therapy.

She misses the mountains and snow of the only true place she calls home; Alaska. Del currently lives in Spokane, WA with her family and plans to live there until she becomes rich and famous through her writing and can afford to move back to Alaska.

 Author links

Street team: http://bit.ly/2l38xVx

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2kyYzYn

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kGFzK9

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2lCC9G1

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2kyzz3w

Blog: http://bit.ly/2lEfytu

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2kjROsF


Keep your eyes peeled for the release blitz





RELEASE BLITZ:14 Shades of F*cked Up


Release Blitz

Title: Fourteen Shades of F*cked Up: An Anthology
Genre: dark, erotic, romance

Hey Hey Hey guys I am back again doing another release blitz on behalf of Quill and Ink Tours.

If Dark Erotic Fiction is your cup of tea why not head on over to Amazon and purchase yourself the latest Anthology.



Roses are red. So is passion. And blood.

 Fourteen authors have brought you stories of pain and love.

Struggle and dissonance.

Lust and depravity.

 Whether your poison is a naughty husband and wife, a kinky night out on the town, edging toward the pinnacle of pain and pleasure, or something a little more supernatural, come indulge in your deepest, darkest, most f*cked up cravings.

 We promise we won’t judge…if you won’t.

 Note: This anthology contains content that is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18.


A rich lawyer gives his beloved wife the punishment of a lifetime after finding divorce papers in the mail.


An assassin’s life is never easy–and neither is leaving the one you love in order to save them.

 EXCITABLE by Brittney Coon

When a dominant is sold as a submissive to another dominant, a dramatic power struggle ensues.

 CONSENSUAL by Cristina Slough

A couple tries to resuscitate their broken marriage by going to their first swingers party.


Sex addict Aiden knows his attraction to fellow addict Keira is dangerous–but then, so is he.


When the demons come out to play and stake their claim, there are always fatal flaws.


For one young man, the nightmare scenario of abduction and torture becomes the key to unlocking his ultimate fantasy.

 WICKED GAMES by Lilly James

Lyle and Ivy live for their toxic relationship, but all wicked games eventually come to an end.

 AFFLICTION by Marie Skye

A prominent doctor enjoys inflicting pain on his enemies, until he begins to question his original intent.

 STORY OF US by ML Rodriguez

He is the first to introduce her to carnal pleasures she never dreamed of, but will he be the last?

 HER MISTAKE by N. Mills

Dysfunctional: an adjective that embodies Jezabelle’s entire childhood and everything she strives to avoid, until a smooth-talking biker ruins all of her plans.

 MISS X by Quinn

She calls herself a “professional mistress”–no love, no commitment, no future, until she meets a strangely familiar man who shows her how to feel again.

 KILLER DOM by S. Valentine

Sometimes lust can carry you down surprising and dangerous paths…


A terminally ill billionaire uses an experimental procedure to feel endless ecstasy, but all he really wants is one last moment with his true love.

 Goodreads link: http://bit.ly/2k3tjnC

Purchase links:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2l7E0W3

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2lEwtMf

Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2kyIAcL


Be Kind, Be Happy and Stay True to You