22 August 2017

Hairdo Fun by Pastel-le

Some original Disney Princess designs from the artist Pastel.ette, which one is your favourite?

Rapunzel

Moana


Merida


Elsa

Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Yesterday by Felicia Yap
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5


¨What's the story about? he asks.
It's simple, she says. It's a bittersweet tale about love and redemption. It is always about love in the end. Because love makes us try harder. Because love makes us want to remember."

Can you imagine living in a world were there's no memories of the past, just having some notes from your experiences, not emotions or feelings... This is the world Felicia Yap has created in Yesterday, a forgetful world were emotions are not important in your life, just the actions matter.
I was captivated by this book, it's not just a mystery book, it has a heart and makes you re-think about what really matters in your life; love and friendship!
It was a shame arriving at the end of the book, it had been a delicious read, bittersweet and sad having to say goodbye to these amazing characters, I just can wish to know more about them!
The story is told between the fourth main characters, Claire, a mono, whose marriage is falling a part and knows that there's something more about the woman that appeared dead that she can not remember... Mark, a famous duo that is lying to the police to save his marriage... but maybe it's too late? Sophia, the mystery woman that has appeared dead and that has more secrets that you can imagine... And of course the detective of the case, who is determined to make an arrest in the next 24 hours... Why?
With these interesting characters you will be immersed in Yesterday without being able to stop reading till the last page and will make you see your loved ones with a fresh start. This is a must read!
What would you do if you didn't have memories?

21 August 2017

Some silence...

I know for the last couple of weeks I haven't updated my blog, we had some bad news and with the bombing in Barcelona last week my mood was not very cheerful... everything seems that is starting to go on track again, so be prepared for a lot of book reviews, some amazing products and of course a lot of posts on my part!
I hope you had a good Summer! ;)

14 August 2017

Bouffants and Broken Hearts Patterns 2

One year ago I shared with you the beautiful patterns of Bouffants and Broken Hearts,  have you seen the new designs, they are more prettier, if this is possible! ;) 




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The Sketching Tin by Joan of Art


Today after searching it for a few time, I find the perfect tin for my "ambicious" art ideas, the Sketching Tin, a pocket sized kit for drawing and painting. It is ideal for carrying with you every day, allowing you to sketch your surroundings whenever you get a chance. It's also the perfect multi-tool for documenting your travels.


These are highly pigmented watercolours giving a concentrated hit of colour. A magnet on the bottom of the pan secures it to the base of the tin or the palette lid, or anything else metal. They have selected colours that are useful as individual shades and also have great colour mixing capabilities when used in combination. There are four different ranges of colours to choose from, each with a different mood. 
Primary

Neutral

Earthy

Neon

This is the perfect gift for an art lover, don't you think?

13 August 2017

Cyclemon, Bicycle World

Are you a bicycle lover? Then you will have to take a look at the Cyclemon prints, they have the most famous bicycles to decorate your home, take a look!




A Game Of Deceit by K.A. Davis - Great Escapes Blog Tour + Giveaway


A Game Of Deceit by K.A. Davis
Genre: Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
Rating: 4/5


Kathryn Landry doesn't expect to arrive at home and find that her husband has left her, it seems that her worst nightmare has happened, like her father, her husband has taken everything, but left his computer behind... maybe there's something more behind his disappearance?
You will have to help Kathryn unravel this mystery to know all the answers!

'John reached up and stroked Kathryn's cheek.
"I'll be on my best behaviour and wait until you're ready."
"Thanks for being understanding."
"No problem. Do you think I can try again next week?" he asked with an impish grin.
She swatted his hand away. "Come on let's go have some breakfast and talk about murder."'

This is one of those mysteries where there are just two suspects, both trying to help the damsel in distress and win her heart, or they have something to hide? We are talking about the handsome PI, John Selton and the detective of the case Mike Williams, both bossy and always expecting to be in control, something that I really hated! Maybe I am used to women that are ready to answer for themselves instead of always apologising... that's something that I didn't like about Kathryn, instead of trying to decipher her feelings, she plays with both of them and their lives instead of focusing to what's really happening in her life!
The plot is quite engaging, a disappearance that could be a murder or simply that he really left his wife... We don't know much about the Landry's marriage, they have a lot of secrets, not a loving marriage and maybe some abuse? I finished the book with a few questions, that I hope will have the answers in another book? Fingers crossed!
Let me say that there are a few delicious recipes that are named during the book, and lucky for us we can find the recipes at the end of the book, now we just need some time (or a good partner) that makes them for us! ;)
This is a quick read detective case; with mystery, bullets, secrets and a little bit of love!
Ready to return home?

Interested? Good luck in the Giveaway!

11 August 2017

Due Advertising

Let me say that I find this advert from Due original and funny at the same time. How many times have you regretted watching the last episode of your favourite series because they made a horrible ending? That's the point in the Due advert, Don't Let A Bitter Taste At The End. Due. Amazing Desserts.




Credits: 
Advertising Agency: Acesso, Fortaleza, Brazil
Creative Director: Rodne Torres
Art Director: Matheus Sena
Copywriters: Rodrigo Santiago, Bruno Facundes
Type: Pedro Marques
The source is Ads of the World.

Jane Austen Playing Cards by John Eric Ligon


Are you a Jane Austen book lover?


I think this original playing cards are quite nice, it's a Kickstarter project from John Eric Ligon, of course called Jane Austen playing cards, where each card is represented by one of the famous characters of Austen's books. 



The images for all the queens and jacks come from fashion plates found in Ackermann's Repository of Arts—an influential British periodical published from 1809–1829 that featured articles and images on art, architecture, fashion, furniture, needlework patterns, and politics. It is likely that Miss Austen would have been familiar with this publication. The selection of images for the queens and jacks are found within the two years prior to the publication date of each novel. The decorative line art on the back of the cards and within the Ace of Spades, is based on the needlework patterns found in Ackermann's.


I find these cards are a beautiful present and a different way to enjoy our loved Jane Austen characters, don't you think?

9 August 2017