Thursday, 24 October 2013

Celestra book series review by Addison Moore

Hi so a month or so ago I finished whatever book it was I reading and went onto my amazon looking for something else for my kindle. I have quite a mixed taste in books but it has to have something interesting about it to make me want to read it. Amazon suggested Ethereal by Addison Moore based on my previous purchases and it was free so I thought why not lets give it ago.
 
I'm going to try and not give too much away about the series in case anyone wants to read it but just give my opinion.
 
so the first book looks like this:
 
The cover didn't really excite me, it simple and doesn't really tell you anything about the story at all but because I read most books on my kindle it doesn't really matter about the cover once the purchase has been made. I imagine that in paper form the book wouldn't be very big.
 
the series is about a young girl named Skyla Messenger who moved to an island when her dad died in an accident. She has a secret that links her with two boys Gage and Logan who are brothers.
 
from the outset I wasn't very interested in this book, most young adult books make for easy enjoyable reading but I thought this book started off quite childish. that said I am now an addict!!!!
 
there is a special love triangle in the first book that kept me wondering who she would choose which only got better as the series has gone on. the concept behind the book is something I have not read much on and so that is also very interesting. Addison Moore has used a great amount of imagination to write this book which has love, action, death and a who lot of magical happenings.
 
There are moments that I get a little bit bored reading about Skyla's life but as soon as this happens something exciting happens and grasps my interest. I am now on the 4th book of the series and I think I will end up reading the whole lot and possibly more by Addison Moore.
 
If anyone else has read these books let me know what you think. or if there is any other books you suggest let me know that too.
 
Em x 

30 Interesting and nosey questions. ANSWERED!!!

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
Honestly? errrrggggh and then after a few minutes prepping I though that will do :/

2. How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
About £4 and a few bank cards

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
Floor, Score,More

4. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
My Fiancé! who calls me about a million times a day.


5. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
Embarrassingly I only have the standard ring tones on my iPhone 5. I guess I would normally choose whatever my favourite song is at the time.

6. What are you wearing right now?
A black skater dress, Tights and black pumps.
 

7. Do you label yourself?
I do not label myself nor do I label anybody else. I think that everyone should have the freedom to be whoever they want to be without including or excluding themselves from different groups.

8. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently own?
The pumps I am currently wearing cheap pumps but I own shoes from many different brands. (River Island, KG etc) I dream of owning a pair of Louboutins - Black heels. A girl can dream.

9.Bright or Dark Room?
I like a nice bright room in the day time for reading and writing ( and now blogging). however in the evening I like my room to be really dark to help me get to sleep.
 
 

10. What does your watch look like?
I am not currently wearing a watch but my go to watch is a silver coloured Rolex with a pink pearly face. I love this watch. it was bought for me as a gift and I am crazy for it.

11. What were you doing at midnight last night?
I am so boring. id love to say I was partying or something just as exciting but I was in bed asleep.

12. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
The last text I received was saying 'If you must'. this was from my friend we have arranged to go out and the night falls the ay after Halloween, this made me very excited because I love dressing up but I have settled on a more understated costume haha. cat ears!!

13. What's a word that you say a lot?
I guess I say I think quite a bit. other than that I am not sure. 

14. Last furry thing you touched?
The last furry thing I touched? this question made me giggle. I have two guinea pigs (girls) named Binky and Boo and they would be the last furry things I touched.


15. Favourite age you have been so far?
I really loved being 22 ( I am 25 now.) it was a good year I had started university and had very few responsibilities. I am looking forward to being 26 as this is the age I will be when I get married and when I go to Florida.
 
16. What was the last thing you said to someone?
I handed a message to my manager and said "there you go". boring I know.
 

17.The last song you listened to?
Ellie Goulding -Burn
 

 
18. Where did you live in 1987?
I was not quite born in 1987. I have lived in Manchester for a great 18 years of my live and I moved down south after that.

19. Are you jealous of anyone?
I sometimes think that I am jealous of people for their beauty or money or anything else and I guess I am but I can not complain about my own life so I should count my blessings really.
 

20. Is anyone jealous of you?
I have no idea.

21. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
I always have a pen ( you never know when you will need one) My Kindle and my phone.

22. What’s your favourite town/city?

 
My favourite city has to be Manchester but I am a fan of Cardiff. Personally I didn't enjoy London when I visited but I would give it another go.
 
23. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
I had a pen pal when I was younger so I guess then. that makes me feel horrible, I must write more letters!!
 

24. Can you change the oil on a car?
I can not, my Fiancé would say this is because I am a girl. sexist so and so.
 

25. Your first love/big crush: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
Like most teen girls my first crush occurred at secondary school. I thought I was in love with a boy who was two years above me and did not know I existed. The last time I saw him I had turned 18 and so he was 20 or so and he was not as crush worthy as I remember.

26. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
I have an ear infection so my ears are pretty painful. :( owchie.
 

27.What is your current desktop picture?
My desktop picture is me and my Best friend 

38. Have you been burnt by love?
I thought I was but I was young and got over it
 
Emma x 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Time flys!!!



So I was hanging out with my 9 year old brother this evening and thinking about how grown up he is. Reminiscing on times when he was little (and much more easily amused with childish games). he asked a lot less questions that I am un prepared to answer such as: Do you believe in God?.........erm and what about aliens :s but it got me thinking about how quickly time passes.
 
This year has flown by so quickly that I have not even noticed the fun things I have been doing so here is my chance to recap and remind myself and anyone else that is interested.
 
I got engaged at Christmas time so me and my fiancé started the year off by scouting out wedding venues. we saw a few different venues but when we saw 'the one' we just knew. The venue is a mix between a princess castle and Hogwarts ( odd mix I know but its beautiful).
 
The planning seemed to go mental from there really. We set a budget, chose the cake from a lovely lady called Jo at the fairy cakery - http://www.thefairycakery.com/, and started to look at rings and decide on the honeymoon and the DJ etc.
 
I turned 25 which I was not very happy about originally but I have come to the conclusion that age in fact is just a number. My birthday this year was actually amazing and I was taken on my first trip to Longleat to see the animals. The penguins had just arrived and still had all of their baby feathers, they were beautifully cute. I had an amazing birthday week and I am so grateful for everybody who spoilt me rotten.  
 
In September I was taken to Saint Malo - France by my lovely fiancé and had a fantastic time. We visited Mont Saint Michael and Cancale, we tried Oysters on the sea front (Which I was not very impressed with :p yuck) and mussels. We had a great time just being away from it all, letting life slow down around us and enjoy the simple things. 
 
And as soon as you blink Christmas is creeping up on us and before you know it 2014 will be here and I will be wondering where that year went. 
 
I guess what I am saying is that with all these great big things to look forward to (my wedding, my best friends wedding, honeymoon) I want to make sure that I am making the most of every second, be it sitting with my family doing nothing or doing the most exciting things in the world. 
 
 
Em x
  

Monday, 21 October 2013

Nice and easy

After 3 months of mahogany hair I had decided that I was keeping the same colour for a long time. However I went into boots today (a well known health and beauty store in the Uk) and walking down the hair dye isle I decided it was time for a change. I chose a Nice and Easy natural brown.

I wasn't expecting too much as I know it can be tricky to get rid of any kind of red but I thought I would give it a go. 

I have used home dye brands before and find Nice and easy one of the easiest dyes to use. It is not as thick like a foam so you can really feel where you have missed. The dye does have a really strong smell. 


Here is a before picture:
As you can tell my hair was pretty red before.

After:



As you can see there is still a red hint but I like the more toned down colour

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Canon SX160

Today I have treated myself to a new compact camera. I chose the Canon SX160 IS for no particular reason other than I liked the size and weight of the camera. It came boxed like this:
 The set up was really easy, it has lots of different options and a lovely little flash. 
The camera has a 16x zoom and it manages to focus really easily. 

I love it