Blog Book Tour #KenOgilvie HOUND

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Hound (Rebecca Bradley #2) by Ken Ogilvie

Available from AMAZON CA AU US UK

Do you love mysteries with intricate plots and new locations? Meet Detective Rebecca Bradley as she faces an escaped serial killer whose next target IS THE POLICEWOMAN HERSELF.

Rebecca Bradley put serial killer Jackie Caldwell in prison. She had the assistance of Hound, a giant young man who’s in love with Rebecca.

But then Jackie murders a prison guard and escapes. She heads north to her home town of Conroy, where she hides out in the forest to evade a massive police search.

She’s burning with hatred for Rebecca, and wants revenge for the financial ruin of her family twenty years ago in a goldmining scam by Rebecca’s villainous grandfather.

Jackie also hates Rebecca’s wealthy father, who betrayed and then helped the police apprehend Jackie’s sleazebag lover, Kingsley McBride.

Hound pursues Jackie in a bone-chilling chase through the eastern Georgian Bay forest . He faces a race against time to save the woman he loves.

Discover a new crime writer who will have you gripped till the pulsating end.

THE DETECTIVE
Rebecca Bradley was psychologically damaged by the unsolved murder of her mother when she was eight years of age. Driven by her mission to catch the murderer and make him pay for his crime, Rebecca is obsessed with justice and retribution, and is haunted by dreams of revenge.

REBECCA BRADLEY SERIES
Book 1: HER DARK PATH
Book 2: HOUND

Author Bio

KEN OGILVIE is a new mystery writing author, with Her Dark Path as his first book. Prior to taking up writing, Ken worked in a variety of roles in the environmental policy domain, including positions with three governments in Canada (Federal, Manitoba and Ontario) and as the Executive Director of Pollution Probe, one of Canada’s premier environmental groups. He remains active as a consultant on energy and climate change, and sits on the Boards of two national nonprofit organizations – the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow. He is well-known across Canada for his environmental work, and has received two honourary doctorates from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia.

My Review

While this is the first book I’ve read by this author, it is in fact book 2. But I think it works well on its own as well.

Rebecca is haunted by her mother’s murder, while knowing her father probably knows something, but that he won’t share! A strain on this relationship means they no longer speak. So sad to see a relationship breakdown, but I can understand why it has.

Set in Canada, I can recall my own Canadian adventures to set the scene in my mind, means that the character Mathew is a relatable character and you can imagine it well living off grid in such a vast wilderness. I often daydream myself of living off grid, it intrigues me.

It goes from past to present in seemless manner, and definitely had me gripped. Some parts confused me so needed to be reread, but that could just be me reading too fast, and not retaining the information well. But over all a highly enjoyable read, and I’d definitely read more by Ken.

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Day 64 #GerardCosmetics

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#AD #Affiliate

First things first I received these as a PR package, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I do have an affiliate code in which I would earn a small commission from.

But before I get into what I received, let me tell you how today’s been. It’s been PANTS!! I’m not feeling physio this week, I have low energy (no reason why really) and ALL my joints hurt. Curse you #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

I have started to get back into a routine with putting make up on, back into my skincare and generally looking after myself once more. It’s so easy to fall in a trap of not caring.

Especially when you aren’t leaving the house 95% of the week, and working out a lot too.

I definitely don’t wear make up to #Hydrotherapy or while I do #Physio at home. So my interest had dropped over Jam, Feb and up until now really.

That said I have a wonderful bundle I was sent from Gerard Cosmetics

I got Hollywood Blvd Glitter Lipstick. ( Love this the most, I already have Swipe Right Glitter Lipstick. I love the sparkle they give) Good staying power too!

Rodeo Lipstick. A dusky hue of Pink, I love the creamy texture, and femininity of the colour.

Vintage Rose Lipstick. A real English rose look, it’s exactly what it says it is. Perfect day wear colour this spring.

Divalicious (Lighted) yes seriously it lights up and you have a handy mirror! Lip gloss. (This impresses me so much with the Light, clubbing gloss wearing just got easier!!) Again quite dusky pink, hint of mauve.

Pouty Princess (Lighted) Lip gloss, well the name sold it too me really. (I go for similar colours as they suit me best. So brighter pink, but so cute,. Almost retro vibe) again this is Lighted and has a Mirror too.

Kiss Assist Lip Plumper, I really don’t like lip plumpers as a rule, as they hurt me. (Especially soap & glory) like a million wasps are on my lips. however I wanted to try and I’m so glad I did, as this has NO sting, only tingle, and cooling. I didn’t feel too sticky either. And it looks lovely on top of the lipsticks too.

Super booster whitening pen, I’ve not tried it yet, as I’m awaiting a good occasion or event to go to to make it worth it. But I do hear excellent reviews on this.

Lastly I had to get #GCSquad Merch as I fully support Jennifer Gerard and her cosmetics brand, the team have been wonderful to me, so warm, so friendly, and super supportive too.

Thank you everyone, and if you do want to order you can use my link here and get 30% off your entire order. This ships from the USA so be mindful of customs and shipping. But to all my USA buddies, you’ll find shipping good for you.

Even #Zoella latest range is shipping from the US now, as it’s becoming more popular to have American brands popularity grow over here in the UK.

Blog Book Tour Five Bloody Hearts by Joy Ellis

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#AD gifted book.

After a time away to have hip surgery and recovery, I’m back onto the blog book tour. So once again I can delve deeper into crime, and mystery and nurture that inner Sherlock in me. This time it’s a new author to me, so I have no idea what to expect.

Not everyday I can exercise or do chores, so what better way to spend some of my hip recovery, but to read and get lost for a few hours each day.

From multiple #1 best-selling author Joy Ellis, comes a mystery that will have you glued from first page to last, with a truly shocking conclusion.

DETECTIVE MATT BALLARD’S LAST CASE MIGHT BE THE ONE THAT FINALLY BREAKS HIM.
Grace Repton, a beautiful older woman, walks into the police station to tell Matt she has information that could stop a murder. Her fiancé, the infamous serial killer Jeremy Reader, has told her that he has a disciple who is going to kill using Reader’s horrific methods.
Reader murdered five women and was finally brought to justice by Detective Ballard. Reader is safely imprisoned in a high security prison, and claiming to be a reformed man who wants to help the police.
But can Matt believe the serial killer or his peculiar wife to be? Can the love of a good woman really change a serial killer?
And the Fenland police also have another investigation on their hands. A Lithuanian migrant worker is found dead on the fens. There is no ID on him, but he has a Tree of Life tattoo. The third body to be found with this distinctive tattoo. Is this gang war or something even more sinister?

CAN YOU TRUST A KILLER TO HELP STOP A KILLER?
The police are stretched to breaking point with multiple copycat murders. And Matt and his girlfriend Liz will fight for everything they care about in a heart-stopping conclusion that will have you on the edge of your seat.
This is the sequel to the #1 best-selling BEWARE THE PAST.

ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE BEST-SELLING NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
Book 9: FIRE ON THE FENS
JACKMAN & EVANS
Book 1: THE MURDERER’S SON
Book 2: THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
Book 3: THE FOURTH FRIEND
Book 4: THE GUILTY ONES
Book 5: THE STOLEN BOYS
DETECTIVE MATT BALLARD
Book 1: BEWARE THE PAST
Book 2: FIVE BLOODY HEARTS
STANDALONES
GUIDE STAR

My Review

This is a page turning read with many twists and loops, and so many What? moments? There are just as many dead ends to try and catch them out too. But even dead ends can reveal clues and leads to be useful. Will these leads hark back to Matt’s Past? Will it come back to haunt him and threaten everyone he cares about.

The characters are eye opening with realistic flaws and personalities. I felt no only did I learn some medical facts on complex mental health issues, but also learning about different cultures, and they’re struggles through this life.

Week 5 post #hipreplacement part two

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How is it five weeks already, this post is mainly like yesterday’s, and it’s peppered with sbs info. But read to the end and learn of my hippie accident!! I never want a repeat of that. Just as I thought I was getting over it. 😦

Thank you if you read yesterday’s post, of me off out at #TheoPaphitis Small Business Event.

Feeling very special that a tiny hobbyist like me can be chosen by the former Dragon himself, a man I greatly admire as he’s often quite detrimental to himself and is super humble.

We discover we are 1% of the entered businesses to make the cut. There has been 370,000 applications, and 2,500 winners. I won back in 2012.

After the delicious dinner, we were in for a presentation and fireside chat with Scotland’s first billionaire Sir Tom Hunter. He created Sports Division and sold this eventually to his rivals JJB for £260million. Following this success at an early age he set up his own foundation to invest in the future of young entrepreneurs. Giving them the help, support and guidance needed to be their own success stories.

Once again another humbling and truly inspiring story of how he sold trainers from the back of his van to becoming a billionaire. And not once did he allude that skill or knowledge above others were the reason for success, instead like Theo he opts to be down to earth, and say it was luck, his gumption and sheer cheek at times that won the day.

They both concluded with Q&A which I thoroughly loved, some years I’ve found this more boring and above my understanding. But this year I loved hearing his answers. What a warm and friendly man Sir Tom Hunter is.

This is the time I had to admit defeat and set to leave. Although if you were new winners you would collect your certificate and get your photo with Theo. There also were games, networking and group photos going on, as well as presentations upstairs. But I couldn’t, I needed to get home, it’s the longest time I’d been out, and the hip was nagging.

On the way out we collected our goodies bag, and though no #MrsHinch approved cleaning products this year, we got a bumper of goodies.

All in a reusable cotton tote bag, which I absolutely loved getting instead of a paper bag.

All in all I had an incredible day, and I left feeling inspired, and extremely happy…… But all that changed on one stupid accident!!

Totally my own fault, busy chatting away with Mr Moon I stupidly stepped up on the step to leave the building, with my bad operated leg. Full weight transversed to this bad leg, quick scream from me, absolute burning pain I quickly realized what I’d done.

How I kept the tears in is beyond me, I hobbled to our car thankfully nearby. Struggled to get in, pain was throbbing, and leg went warm from thigh to ankle, worried was not the word. I was convinced I’d done something serious.

Our journey home was sadly 1hr 40 for a usual 40min journey, and in that time, the pain subsided if I didn’t move much, so panic left. And once home the PJ’s were soon on, with hot water bottle and lots of rest too. Felt more of a muscular tear or straining, than mechanical. Certainly hope so.

Now it’s rest and re assess the situation and hope it recovers.

Day 34 post #hipreplacement, part one

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Apologies now that this isn’t a standard #hipreplacement post. But I like to log what I do each day of this recovery, and this time I happened to be out and about. Hoping I gain confidence from it, and it helps build up the stamina and strength too. With that said here we go….

Once a year Theo Paphitis and his team of Sponsors (DHL, iLaw, Western Union, Autumn Fair, Robert Dyas, Ryman, Hewlett Packard, Webroot, Square) put on an incredible SBS event for all us winners, with networking, mentoring, 121 sessions, and talks with leading business man and women. And though I’m newly operated on, I decided to go.

Held at the ICC Birmingham, it felt good to be there once again. But alas I wasn’t prepared, no business cards and arriving by the seat of my pants, eek!!

Grabbed a coffee and sat down, grabbed my essential book and pen on the seat (thank you) and Kypros opened the show.

We then heard from Theo himself, and he introduced what was planned for the day.

Then Paul Barnes #Webroot joined him to explain cyber security to us all. The importance of passwords and VPN whenever outside near open wifis, so hackers have no way into your life, and through you into even bigger corporations. That was an eye-opener.

Then Raja Saggi the Head of SME marketing Google which was interesting on how to make your site seen, the keywords, tags, and we all tested our sites speed using testmysite.withgoogle.com I discovered my Etsy Shop responded in 4 seconds with 10% visitor loss. Whereas this wordpress site was 7 seconds with 26% visitor loss. The aim is under 5 seconds so I was really pleased with Etsy.

Raja Saggi recommend focusing on your one thing, and my one thing I’m better known for is my charity awareness bracelets. And uniting spoonies around the world. But I would like to focus on more spiritual,chakra based jewellery too.

We then had a break for dinner, and as it’s my second outing since surgery I honestly needed it. I have had to sit upright so 90degree angle for a while, and it aches. But I’m doing better than I thought. Great to see everyone, and be here, though it’s a tad early to socialize really. I’m glad I had 1 crutch rather than a walking stick.

Mr Moon had to pile up 2 plates as I find it impossible to carry things with my crutch, so I held a glass of wine, while hubby grabbed some delicious food. We had a variety of sandwiches, quiches (best part) wedges, then cakes and fruit selections.

Couldn’t get a decent photo of the sarnies as the island housing them was super packed.

Tomorrow is part two so I don’t bore you guys too much.

Day 25 skincare routine

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Now it’s no surprise that I’ve not really been into skincare as such since surgery, as standing at the mirror and sink, is harder than you think.

I have however been using quick and easy holy grails, such as the #NipFab Dragons blood cleansing pads (these are a godsend)

Quick easy and fuss free pads, make my skin feel refreshed, super clean and nurtured too.

I use one of these two after the #NipFab depending on time of day, so daytime I opt for the #Ren Evercalm Day cream, a thicker creamy moisturizer, feels spa like and with essential oils.

Then in the evening #Inkey Hyaluronic Acid Serum for that super hydrating feel that can sit on the skin all night. This is my favourite of all time!!

A while back I would this cream on a competition held by a fellow beauty blogger. And this balm is an absolute lifesaver. I’ve used on my husband’s burnt fingers and I’m currently using on my scar! It’s thick like vaseline, it creates a protective barrier that’s waterproof, while healing the scar too. It’s a dream.

For lips and dry patches on heels, and it’s lovely. Usually lip balms for me make you use them continuously after the first go. But this one, you can use once, and your lips don’t go super dry afterwards. It’s solid version of #Palmers Cocoa Butter.

For my legs, the compression stockings cause such reptile skin, constantly dry and flaky skin. I use #Ameliorate Exfoliating Cream, I once got it in a subscription box, and then because I loved it so, my husband bought me a larger one for my birthday in July. I’ve deliberately saved it until now to use. And it’s perfect for this post surgery recovery. A touch of pampering when you feel so dull and drained.

#Blogmas 2018 week 4 of #No7AdventCalendar

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Can you believe it, it’s the last few days of the countdown and calendar. Each day it’s been a joy to open, not one dud item, or one item I can’t use, which has happened with subscription boxes often, and beauty calendars too.

So here’s the last 4 days worth.

Day 22

It’s a Skin Illuminator, I can’t wait to use this when my skin needs that extra glowly help over harsh wintery Jan and Feb.
Multi-faceted light reflectors instantly enhance your complexion, for a natual looking radiance. Use this lightweight illuminator in one of three ways to enhance your natural radiance and to immediately give gorgeous, luminous skin.
As a primer before applying your foundation: Mixed in with your regular foundation for added luminosity; Lightly applied as a highlighter to your cheek and brow bones.
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Day 23

And it is a much needed Protect & Perfect Lip Care 10ml protects your skin to delay ageing, smoothes & conditions lips.
Powerful Prevention. This rich, conditioning balm boosts moisture for 24 hours, leaving you with softer, healthier looking lips.
Contains Lipopeptides to help smooth away lip roughness and our patent pending antioxidant complex to help protect your lips from the enviroment. Also containing Matrixyl.
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Day 24

And it’s a party season favourite colour Gel finish polish. 4ml and in Golden Sands. The patented technology makes the polish tough and flexible to help prevent chipping and improve ease of application to help achieve a streak free finish.
Complete coverage in just one stroke, with outstanding and durable gel finish. Helps to smooth and plump nails so natural ridges can’t be seen, for best results use in combination with the top coat.
Rich Colour, pay off in one coat. Plumps and volumises in 2 coats
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Day 25

Woohoo it’s completed and today I was treated with a Mascara, intense volume one.

No7 Intense Volume Mascara provides fantastic volume with perfect separation for lusher lashes.

Picking your Perfect Mascara
Wand Style – Traditional bristle style
Finished Look – Volumising

How to use

Step One – Begin by massaging the brush at the roots of your lashes.

Step Two – Zig zag up to the tips to achieve maximum length and definition

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#Blogmas 2018 week 3 #No7adventcalendar

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Just how fast this month has gone has shocked me, on week 3 before I know it. And not long until the big day itself.

Day 15

I believe it’s a travel size foundation brush. Super soft and sturdy, I’m glad i got this.
This versatile brush can be used with powders of any kind: it’s your make up bag multi-tasker. Perfect for use with powders, bronzers or blush, the smaller head of this brush makes it easy to control the amount of powder you are applying, for buildable coverage.
Dip in your favourite No7 powder, tap the handle to remove any excess, and apply.
Spot clean your brush regularly with No7 Make-Up Brush Cleanser. Deep clean your brush monthly with warm soapy water. Rinse well, reshape and leave flat to dry.
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Day 16

I have a blusher in honey, nice cool toned shade, should suit my skin tone.

Match Made Powder Blushers contain a unique blend of micro-powders for a velvety smooth application, as well as Vitamin E to care and condition.

How to use

For Best Results:

Sweep on to the cheeks using a blusher brush for an even, buildable colour.

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Day 17

It’s a Stay Perfect Eye Pencil in gold, I’m sure to get lots of use out of this one. Especially during Christmas.

No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day.

The silky smooth texture gives long lasting colour that stays put for up to 12 hours, eyes look wider, brighter and impactful.

Hypo-allergenic. Waterproof.

How to use

Glide No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencils on to top and bottom lids for defined eyes.

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Day 18

Sees another pencil but one for the lips instead, in the prettiest nude shade. I’m new to lip pencils but I’m loving them.
No7 Precision Lips Pencil is a soft and smooth moisturising pencil for ultimate lip definition. Sharpener included to help maintain a perfect point
Hypo-allergenic

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Day 19

And it’s a deep wine Gel finish nail varnish 4ml
Our patented technology makes the polish tough and flexible to help prevent chipping and improve ease of application to help acheive a streak free finish.
Complete coverage in just one stroke, with outstanding and durable gel finish. Helps to smooth and plump nails so natural ridges can’t be seen, for best results use in combination with the top coat.
Rich Colour, pay off in one coat. Plumps and volumises in 2 coats.

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Day 20

It’s a Protect and Perfect Intense Night cream 25ml and this I’m really looking forward to using over winter.

Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin.
Smooth the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and help your skin recover from the day.
Created to work in harmony with your skin’s natural night time repair processes, it’s the perfect partner to our Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum. They have been formulated to be used together to deliver even better anti-ageing results. Supercharged by Matrixyl 3000 Plus. Our unique and most concentrated peptide technology to target deep lines and wrinkles with more power.
Contains Double Defence Technology, No7’s most advanced night time protection against the damaging effects of free radicals generated from sun and environmental stress during the day.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.

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Day 21

It’s a lipstick, not in the lip pencil shade though. This is Autumn Whisper 505.

No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick gives intensely pigmented colour that lasts for up to 8 hours, while leaving your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated

Picking your Perfect Lip Colour

Colour effect – Intense Colour

Benefits – Long Lasting & Hypo-allergenic.

Finish – Matte/Semi-Satin

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#Blogmas 2018 week 2 #No7AdventCalendar

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Not quite sure how the days have ran away with me if I’m honest. My head hasn’t actually been into Christmas even though I’ve got a calendar to count down the days.

It’s like its not even real? I have ALL the wrapping to do, and writing of cards too. Hell I’ll admit it, we don’t have a tree up.

In our defence, I’ve been super poorly ok ok regular poorly, and very busy other days too. So it’s been tiring and the thought of getting it down south so exhausting.

Day 8

I got some much needed slanted blade tweezers in gold tone. Small travel sized.
High performance No7 Slanted Tweezers with ultra precise tips.
For Best Results: Always tweeze in direction of hair growth, one hair at a time.

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Day 9

I got the most exciting product for me, an airbrush primer. I love primers, and I’m always on the hunt to try more. And I got full size at 30ml
No7 Airbrush Away Primer for days when you want your skin to look flawless and your makeup to apply perfectly.
Pores and fine lines appear to disappear and wrinkles are put in to soft focus leaving your skin perfectly smooth and even all day.
Contains hyaluronic acid moisture locking spheres to help soften the appearance of fine lines and smooth the skin.

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Day 10

I got a 15ml Radiant Results daily face polish, so it’s a gentle daily cleanser unlike the previous one which is more weekly instead.
For radiant & healthier looking skin in 1 week.
Gently polish away dull surface skin cells and impurities, to reveal smoother and more even skin in an instant. Formulated with gentle exfoliating particles to refine pores and help skin feel renewed. Leaves skin looking brighter, and feeling soft and revitalised.
Formulated with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex + Red Ginseng.

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Day 11

How cool is this, a lash primer, I’ve always wanted to try one. 7ml and it’s 4 in 1 perfector.
4-in-1 lash perfector
1) When used as a lash tint, lashes look separated and naturally defined
2) When used as a primer it allows smoother mascara application
3) When used as a primer it also improves the volume and length given by mascara
4) When used as a top coat it makes mascara water-resistant* and smudge proof.

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Day 12

Stay perfect eyeliner in black this is a pencil, rather than felt liner. 1.2g
No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day.
The silky smooth texture gives long lasting colour that stays put for up to 12 hours, eyes look wider, brighter and impactful.
Hypo-allergenic. Waterproof

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Day 13

Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream 5ml I so need this badly, so it’s been a welcome sight.
Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin. Smooth the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and help delay new ones with No7’s advanced protecting & renewing eye cream. Supercharged by Matrixyl 3000 Plus, our unique and most concentrated peptide technology to target deep lines and wrinkles with more power. Especially designed for the delicate area around your eyes, it targets troublesome wrinkles whilst visibly improving dark shadows and puffiness, Contains No7’s best antioxidant protection, Double Defence technology.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.

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Day 14

I got a £10 voucher for a Match Made Moisture drench lipstick, or Stay Perfect Lipstick. So that will be a nice treat to pick one out, a colour of my choice, rather than the typical red you get lumbered with.

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#Blogmas 2018 #SBS Christmas gift list Part 2

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Along with yesterday’s post, I have yet more lovelies to share from the ever increasing club of #SBS each one of us chosen my #TheoPaphitis for our businesses.

He has seen in us the wealth of talent, services, and products and deemed them worthy to be chosen.

No31 Belper

For award winning getaways, think of the Peak District, all that countryside at your fingertips. Peaceful and serene. Just what you need after the madness of Christmas.

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Instagram

For a collection of personalised gifts from prints to bags, to jewellery and so much more. This is a one stop shop with all your needs met.

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Facebook

Whispers Of Wood

The quality and overall look of these are outstanding. I want one myself. Jazz up your kitchen with a guitar shaped board.

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B- Organic Skin

One of my own personal favourites, I’ve purchased myself. Gentle and organic skin care that is perfect for sensitive skin, and gentle enough for babies too.

My favourite product above.

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Susan Holton Knitwear

From scarves, and hats and gloves, all needed this winter, there is a collection of jackets and cardigans too. I love wrist warmers as I can wear these over my wrist braces and still use my walking stick safely.

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House Of Wonderland

For the alternative gifts for those hard to buy for teens, look no further. Cute stationary, pin badges and more.

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Virtual Business Centre

Now I know this isn’t a gift persay, at least not a usual gift. But if you feel you need business help or the gift of help for someone you love, give them a call.

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Olive Training

A gift of learning a new skill, a change in career, become your own boss. Become a new therapist with Olive Training.

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Kate Chester’s Art

I stumbled across these recently and omg I fell in love, a bloggers dream as a backdrop. Looks like a marriage of gemstones and wood, to make a bespoke board for cutting. I seriously want one.

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Ready Steady School

Early years educational tools, get your little one ready for starting school with these boxes, curated to give your little one some writing and reading skills before school starts.

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Mini Melton

Clothes and hair accessories for children, you can get them personalised. Which is fabulous as there is very little with Leonardo written on them.

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Agent Shave

For the dapper chap in your life, get them quality oils, creams, aftershaves and razors too.

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Solavia Fine Glassware

Make your Christmas table different this year, with cute tree shape designs. I love these.

Like a gift in itself

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Sawley Kitchen

Delicious snacks for Santa, or perhaps you yourself, gorgeous baked goodies from Yorkshire. I’m sorely tempted to get some right now.

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