Now that exams are over with, I’m paying a little more attention to my skin again. Admittedly I did let go out of my usually rigorous cleansing routine over exam season. My face is proof of that. However, that cleaning routine is back into place and I thought I’d share with you guys what I do in the morning.

My morning routine starts off with using the Biore Charcoal Anti-Blemish Cleanser. I’m sharing this gel cleanser with Zara at the moment and it’s doing wonders for my skin. It’s leaves my skin feeling so clean and if I was just to use that and nothing else, I wouldn’t have a huge problem with it. It takes away any oil build up that I’ve had during the evening. Especially on my forehead with is prone to getting oily because of my fringe. View Full Post

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Title: Paper Ghosts
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date:
 April 19th 2018
Pages: 368
Format: Ebook
Service: Netgalley
Buy: Waterstones

I am in love with a good mystery at the moment, so when I saw this title pop up on Netgalley I had to request it. I was so excited when I got accepted for it. I started reading it straight away and suffice to say, I found it hard to put down after that.

This murder mystery follows a young woman as she tries to put the pieces together after her older sister’s disappearance quite a few years ago. It’s something that always played on her mind and she finally managed to get her prime suspect to go on a road trip with her. She’s determined to get any and all information our of him that she is sure he has on her sister.

I did love the mystery part of this book. I was in a constant argument with myself as to whether Carl was actually a murderer or whether he genuinely had no clue as to what was going on. It was a really well paced book I thought. Nothing was dragged out too much and I didn’t get bored reading it. There were small pieces to the puzzle that you were given in each chapter but I still couldn’t help wondering what was going to happen.

It was a race for me to get to the end of the book. Not because I didn’t enjoy it but because I really needed to know what the truth was. There were so many things that pointed towards Carl being a killer and then some thing that didn’t;t make any sense at all. However, one thing I did find was that it was hard to connect all of the characters. They seemed so cold and detached from everything and it made it hard to empathise. It was the main thing that did put me off of this book.

The plot as a whole was great though. The only thing that I think ruined it was the ending. I really didn’t like the epilogue at all. I  felt like it was a little bit of a cop out. There were things that I felt were a little too unrealistic at the end and it didn’t make sense to me. I just feel like it let down the book a little.

Overall, this wasn’t my favourite mystery/suspense book that I’ve read but it wasn’t too bad. I guess I just had higher hopes for it was all.

Rating: 3 stars

I was given this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my review of this book.

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I’m back with a haircare review this time for you guys! I am absolutely in love with Lush’s shampoo bars. They are brilliant! They’re got a really good range of them and they leave my hair feeling so healthy and clean. Since I loved those so much though, I thought it was about time I tried a conditioner from there. I haven’t heard amazing things about the conditioner bars, so I thought I would try out the American Cream conditioner. View Full Post

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hamilton west end musical theatreI’m still in utter shock and awe from this! Around nine months ago, Zara got me tickets to see Hamilton as a birthday present. And last Saturday, we travelled up to London to go and watch. Oh. My. God. The entire day left me emotionally exhausted and in so much awe of the cast. I couldn’t believe what was going on in front of my eyes.

The day started with a four o’clock alarm so we could catch a five o’clock train. I’m not sure how many people actually enjoy having to wake up at four but I was way too excited to care. I ended up listening to the soundtrack on the way into London. Hamilton has been a show I fell in love with from the first moment I listened to the soundtrack and I’m so thankful to Michael for introducing me to it. View Full Post

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I’m still slightly confused about writing this post. I can’t understand how my first year in university is already done. It sounds cliche but it honestly feel like the other day that I went in for enrolment. And now, insha’Allah, as long as my exams go well, I’m a third of the way to be a qualified engineer. View Full Post

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