• rainbow chalk sealant pen grout pen review
    Lifestyle,  Reviews

    Review: Rainbow Chalk Sealant Pen and Grout Pen

    Sometimes I’m asked to review items and I have to turn the chance down because it’s an item that I wouldn’t otherwise have used or needed. Then there are items like these that I was literally desperate to try because the items were on my shopping list anyway. Today I’m reviewing the Rainbow Chalk sealant pen and grout pen. I’ve received a gifted free sample for the purposes of review but the opinions are my own. First let’s tackle the sealant pen. The first thing I did was try it on my bathroom seals but I just replaced the seal on my bath so it doesn’t tell you much about…

  • the night sky star chart review
    Lifestyle,  Reviews

    Review: The Night Sky Star Charts – A Unique Gift

    I always like to look for special gift for my wedding anniversary, or the anniversary of when I met my husband. Last year, we named a star together. It’s one of the ones in Orion’s belt and it’s called Shalex. I know it’s not official and these star naming sites are just a bit of fun, but it felt special. One year I used my writing and publishing abilities to create a one-off book for my husband about our own love story. There’s only ever going to be one copy available. Last year, we bought a special star chart from The Night Sky. Here’s what I thought. Firstly, The Night…

  • jml finishing touch flawless
    Beauty,  Reviews

    JML Finishing Touch Flawless Review

    I’m going to talk about something that many ladies deal with but don’t talk about – facial hair. I’d be willing to bet the majority of us have that soft downy peach fuzz. Unfortunately, if you’re pale skinned and dark haired like me, that peach fuzz is not as cute as it sounds. It’s embarrassing and annoying. For my birthday this year, my son gave me a Finishing Touch Flawless, because every time the ad came on TV for the last few months, I would say “Oooh I need that.” I have not been paid for this review and nobody has given me any compensation, so it is based solely…

  • GHD heat protect spray review
    Beauty,  Reviews

    GHD Heat Protect Spray Review

    Last week, I found myself blogging my soul inside out. This week, I’m back to writing beauty reviews. Such is the life of a writer! However, I always choose which products I want to write about and I never write about a product I don’t already have in my home. This is no different. I’ve been using GHD Heat Protect Spray for years and before that I used their iron oil. As someone who straightens every day, this is a product I can speak about with some authority. I buy a 120ml bottle from Amazon, mostly because it’s not available in high street shops like Superdrug. However, if your local…

  • dundonald castle ayrshire scotland
    Reviews,  Travel

    Dundonald Castle – The Perfect Muse

    Back in 2014 when I started working on a fairy tale, I built a world in my mind and transferred it onto paper. That sounds more fun than it actually was. There was a lot of map sketching, town-planning and Google searches to find out what life was like in a medieval village. At the centre of every good fairy tale is one thing. Well, two if you count a serious mental illness. There has to be a castle. In my mind, I always had a local building, Dundonald Castle, as the inspiration for Delappe Castle. In the third edition of Cherry Lips, out later this month, a lot of…