Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tanya Burr: Little Duck

Another Tanya Burr nail polish a favourite of mine at the moment as I have recently ordered a few so I have been desperate to try them out, they are available on Fragrance Direct for £1.50. I really like this pale green/blue colour, I almost feel like there is also a little bit of shimmer in there which I really like. I also just love the names of all the nail polishes from Tanya's range they are all just so cute and I'm almost tempted by the names without even looking at the colour! I find this colour very opaque too which is surprising for a fairly pale colour, I think you could also get away with only one coat of this, I always use 2 just to give it a bit of long wear. 


Grace
xoxo

Friday, 10 July 2015

Book Review: The Program by Suzanne Young

Today I thought I would review this book I read a few weeks ago before my exams, which I really enjoyed, I am now currently onto the second book of this which I am loving so far. I ordered this book last year due to a recommendation from a friend, however as I do with a lot of books I just put it on my book shelf and forgot about it.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane's parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they'll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who's been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone--but so are their memories. Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He's promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it's getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them. 

I was instantly drawn in by the blurb of this book as its a very modern book, creating an alternative view for the life of teenagers in the near future. The overall message of the book is pretty serious, however it is only a book and is not intended to have a negative effect on people just to make them more open minded. It is a very emotional book with the closeness you feel with characters and the pain you see them go through. I love the characters the author has the relationship between Sloane and James is incredible and makes you feel so close to them, it is really a book about romance between two teenagers and the issues they have with society that are stopping them from being together.


I feel it definatley takes a while for me to get into any book normally a good 50 pages and this was the same with this book because I always forget to read, but as soon as I was a few chapters in I just couldn't put the book down, Suzanne has written it very well so that its not predictable and so you are still shocked after each chapter. I also like how each chapter is fairly short as sometimes I'll only have 10 minutes to read so can fit in a couple of chapters instead of having to stop at a crucial point.

Overall, I would really recommend this book to any older teenagers, its very different to anything I've ever read before but almost believable to be real. I am about half way throught the sequel 'The Treatment', so look out for my review of that in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for reading, let me know if you've read this and what you think of it and if you have any book recommendations or ones you would like me to review!

Grace
xoxo

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Bourjois: 10 Days Adora-bleu (06)

This nail polish is from the Bourjois 10 days range and are £5.99 each which I think is pretty good value and they have some really nice and unique colours in this range. I love this colour 'adora bleu', I think they may all be French names, but this colour is just a perfect pastel blue for summer, as I am a bit obsessed with wearing blue clothes at the moment, it matches perfectly with all my outfits! I really love the packaging of these with the lid being the same colour as the nail polish making it super easy to tell the colour! The brush is fairly small which makes it east to apply and doesn't get too messy as you have more control around the edges. As for it lasting 10 days I'm not sure if any nail polish will last 10 days but this does last longer than normal, probably a maximum of 6-7 days which is pretty good for a drugstore nail polish. It also doesn't chip very easily I did washing up with this on which normally causes my nails to chip completely but this didn't move at all!


Grace
 xoxo 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Essie: All Tied Up

I ordered from Fragrance Direct for £1.99, such a bargain! I was instantly drawn into this colour, I have never seen one like it before its a pinky nude with golden shimmer running through it which I just love! Its also a much more neutral shade with a bit of twist and one that you can get away with for school or work and pretty much goes with every outfit. It was originally from the 2012 summer collection, so is now quite old, but I would say its more of an autumn colour if anything, although I will probably wear this all year round, however when I think of summer I think bright and pastel colours! As always with Essie they are very high quality, last a long time on the nails and are really easy to apply, I use two coats of this, the only thing I would say about this is it takes longer to dry than others I have tried. 


Grace
xoxo