The Fault In Our Stars Book Review

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I decided to let the hype get to me and read one of the most popular summer book the fault in our stars. I wanted to read this before I went to see it in the cinema and I have still not been to see it and I might wait ch now till it comes on dvd.

The Blurb

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

My Review

To be honest, I might not have read this book if it wasn’t for the amount of praise it gets everybody at uni was speaking about this book before I finished,.So when I finally picked this up I was expecting to love it as much as everyone else, cry as much as everyone else I know people who have been in tears for up to an hour after they had finished reading it and also cried during it.

Me on the other hand had to keep trying to find what it was that everyone loved about it I kept thinking it was very simular to other books that are cancer books.It’s sad, yes, but what do you expect from a cancer book? I didn’t cry at all while reading this and I am not scared to cry at a book if I need to. TFiOS wasn’t anything like I expected, and not in a positive way. I didn’t find anything special about this book; it’s like any other one which doesn’t have as much of a hype.
I’m not saying TFiOS is horrible and you shouldn’t read it you might enjoy it but I am saying that you maybe disappointed because it might not live up to the hype in your eyes as well. This could be due to the fact that I seem to read more books than them who just decided to read a book when there is a huge hype about it.

What did you think about this book?

Charlotte x

Graze Box for Kids

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I am sure that most of you have heard of the company graze box a lot of bloggers have them and also advertise a lot with companys such as asos and also inside magazines.For those of you who have not graze are a company that send you a  personalised box which has 4 snacks inside. These snacks can be anything from flapjacks and brownies through to nuts, omega-3 rich seeds and beef jerky. You can choose from 100+ tasty treats and get your hand-picked snack box delivered to your home or work for free.

A while ago with my asos order I got a code for a free graze box. I have seen people who had them before who have done similar and reviewed them on their blog but I noticed people where getting things in them which I didn’t fancy so when I went on I noticed that they have a children’s box which is the one which I ended up choosing.

As you can see in my box I received golden flapjack which tasted amazing. They taste than the ones which you get in a packet. I have not managed to get through the rest of the box which is a shame but I have tried a little bit of each of them and I must say that I was amazed by the quality of the products I didn’t excepted it as it has been in the postal system. I am really looking forward to having the rest of the chase balls and tomato sticks. Another good thing about graze that they fit through the letter box so it means you don’t have to be in when it comes. With it been the children’s box it has your name on it which makes you feel special no matter how old you are. 

If you are a new customer graze will send you a box free which allows you to try  the service and see if it is for you just visit If you fancy it you can have a free box on your 5th box and 10th as well as your first using my code 


Have you tried Graze if so what did you think

Charlotte x

What’s on my nails #8 – Essence Spalsh

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Please ignore the state of my nails they are only in this condition because I have been trying to tidy my room and I seem to be losing my nails in the process which is not good. Hopefully this will stop now my room is nearly done.

I haven’t been painting my nails in such a long time so this is why you have not seen these types of posts for a while but hopefully while I am off for the summer I will have more of these.  For the base coat I used the Essie all in one base coat the bottle I have is a different colour but I assume this is the same product. I find this base coat doesn’t allow nail polishes which stain my nails to do so. I know it is not the cheapest base coat on the market but when you find one that works for you repurchase.

On my nails the main colour colour is Essence Splash! they launched now in the UK been sold in Wilkos stores and also they will be online at the end of July. I picked this colour up when I attended there launch in Manchester which you will see a post about soon if not already. This is only two coats on and as you can see you cant see my nails which is always a benefit because it means you have more applications in a bottle.Currently I don’t know the price which this product is going tyo retail for I think it is going to be around the £2.50 mark if I remember correctly. This lasted on my nails around 3 days without chipping which I seem to think is a good lasting power when you are always using your nails.

I decided that for my top coat I would use the Sally Hansen Mega Shine top coat which I seem to have had for ages and really should use it more because it is a products which works so well. I have not seen too many people who speak about this product at all but if you use your hands a lot and really like shiny nails this is the top coat for you. I have noticed that this is currently out of stock and has been out for a while so I am unsure if this product is been discontinued.

Are you looking forward to trying Essence nail polishes

Charlotte x

North West Bloggers Meet Up – 1st June

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Back on the 1st June I went to what was my second meet up hosted by Hannah and was held at  Revolution Bar in Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter. I met Rach and jumped on the train to Liverpool together. We was talking so much on the train we had to run to jump of the train because we had no clue we was at the stop we needed to get off till we asked people next to us.

We meet up with some other lovely bloggers before all heading to the event this is when we grabbed the biggest table that we could and started ordering cocktails as time went on we were having more and more of a giggle before been told to go upstairs were the event was actually been held. The girls I meet were Laura , Anita , Helena and finally Leanne . I am sure I have missed some girls out and if I have I am sorry about that I didn’t mean to.
Upstairs again we grabbed a big table towards the bar so we could continue having cocktails there were so delicious we couldn’t stop. We all grabbed a Krispy Kreme and this is is when a funny accident occurred but to find out what is was head over to Rach’s blog. 
There was a number of stalls one was a girl who was airbrushing make you but I didn’t manage to get any pictures of this I was to busy with the girls but I am sure it was amazing. There was also a stall which was showing you how they do semi permanent lash but this is not something again I managed to get a photo of.
There was a beautiful stand by green bubbles which are a brand that make beautiful soap,bath bombs and also other goodies such as lip balm. There was a couple of their items in the goodie bag which was a kind gesture. I also purchased two bath bombs which were lime and coconut and also a raspberry ripple which I will review here when I have used them .

There was also a lovely stall by teardrop who sell some amazing pieces and you can get hold of some of them on asos as they sell on the marketplace on there. I would have loved to buy some of them but I am actually in the process of going through and getting rid of my jewellery that I am not using and haven’t in a while.

We recieved some amazing goodie bags which included the following brands  Argan DewFemFresh,ViridianESPABenefitNair,  GreenBubbles, Hurraw!Nourish, Stylfile and
 Washi.I will be reviewing some of these products for you guys over the next few week and months and will be post them on here.

Did you attend or have you got some events coming up

Charlotte x

30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 8 5 Current Goals

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Today in the second part of this challenge I am going to share with you 5 of my current goals. Some of them are my personal and some are my blog goals. I love been able to set goals because of the fact that I feel better when I achieve them.
My first goal is to in two years time have a sports science degree this is something which I am currently studying for. I may have only just completed first year but this doesn’t mean that I have not had sleepless nights and nights been up all night in order to revise and also complete assignments. Hopefully all of my hard work and the work which is to come means that I will have a good degree classification. 
Another goal is to be able to keep a long term relationship I know this is something stupid for people to say when they are young but I have not had a relationship which has lasted longer than a year and half and the other ones that I have been in have not even made it past two months. I think that now I have found someone who I want to stay with a long time the thing is we can’t be together now but hopefully very soon we can make it official even though we class us as together now.
The next goal is I would love to get a job because currently I don’t have one because my boss when I came back from uni said that I couldn’t do what I have been doing in the previous year so I am having to look for a job and tomorrow I have an interview at Mcdonalds so hopefully I get it so I can spend some money on beauty products again instead of always shopping in my stash.
I would also over this summer to start doing youtube because now I have the time to do with this and now I feel like my blog is getting bigger it is at the stage where I will be able to get some of you to subscribe to my youtube the one things that I will have to get over is not been able to stick my accent because of the fact I hate it and think that you will all not be able to understand me.
The final goal I have is to make sure that I work on my blog as much as I can so that I thank you readers for sticking with me when I have been studying for my exams so I feel like I have to pay you back so this is something I would like to do post more than I have been currently
What are you current goals?
Charlotte x

30 day blogging challenge – Day 7 5 Favourite Songs

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In this post I am going to share my 5 favourite songs with you. They are my favourites songs because most of them have a reason behind them been in this list at the moment obviously these do change over time because I have large range of music taste.

Lara Del Rey- Summertime Saddness

This song is on this list due to the fact that this was the song which my boyfriend has blasting out of his car the first time he came to see me at uni. I hadn’t seen him in a long time because of him been in the army and he came a day earlier than I though so this song makes me feel happy even when he is miles away like he is currently. I can listen to it and think he is coming up the driveway again as a surprise.

Status Quo- Rocking All Over The World

This is one of my favourite songs because it is one which I have been brought up with since a very young age and it also is linked to one of my memories when my rugby club won a big cup back in 2005 this was one of the first songs which played out at the stadium so this is one of the reasons I like this song so much because it brings back these memories.

Emile Sande- Read all about about it 

I don’t really have a reason behind why  love this song so much I think it is because I am not scared to tell people how I feel. If I don’t like someone I will tell them that and this song is just is one which makes me think that it is not bad to do this. I haven’t really listened to much of Emile Sande but I think I should be listening to more.

Passanger- Let her go

I love this song again this is a song that I don’t know why I love so much well I think it could be due to the lyric Only know you love her when you let her go because I have been in the situation of someone thinking that he could do without me but then when I left he realised how much I meant. This song reminds me just because some one says that they love you doesn’t mean that they really do.

Avvcii – Wake me up

I love this song due to the fact that it came out in period of time which was not the best for me so the lyric wake me up when it’s all over makes me think that no matter how hard the situation you are in it will be over soon you can sleep through it and then you will wake up and it may not be so bad. This is  one of the songs which gave me hope when I was in a bad place.

What are your top 5 song?

Charlotte x

30 Day Blogging Challenge- Day 6 what are you scared of

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Today I am going to share with you things that scare me. I know people who are scared of heights ,spider and all the common things which people are scared of. I think I am a very lucky person a only can only think of that scares me is rats. Oh gosh they are awful I once saw one in my house and I ran out of the room in to the lounge and scream also I was shaking. I even get like this if I see them on the tv because my phobia or fear of them is that huge. At least I have a phobia of something that doesn’t affect my life in a huge way like people who can’t go up too high or can’t fly and see the world because of their phobia. This is only something which I have had in the past few years so many it will be one which I grow out of.

What are you scared of?

Charlotte x

30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 5 Proudest Moment

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Today I am going to share with you my proudest moment which is Day 5 on the challenge even though I know it is the 17th. I will catch up because I am going to be doing 2 posts per day so that I can get a little more closer to the actual date.

I would have to say that one of my proudest moments was the moment when I logged on to UCAS track on the 15th August 2013 at around 8am you could log on to see if the Uni that you wanted to go to had accepted you and if you had got the grades allowing you to get in. I never will be able to forget not been able to sleep the night before I was so nervous that I had not got into Chester and than I would have to go to Leeds Trinity which I really didn’t want to due the fact it didn’t feel like home like Chester did to me.

All I remember is looking on the website and it said confirmed place at Chester university to study sports science this is the best thing that could have happened because of all the amazing people that have met since I moved to uni and it has also made me realise a few life lessons in growing up but that is for another post.

What is your most proudest moment?

Charlotte x

30 Day Blogging Challenge- Day 4 Dream job

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Today I am back with day 4 of this challenge. I have know what I have wanted to do since I have been around the age of 10. This is to be a sports physio or back then I think it was just to be a normal physio I told my family about this and my grandad told my grandma that I would change my mind before I got to the age that you choose your career. Unfortunately in 2008 my grandad passed away so never got to see my get my GCSE’s or A Level results but everytime I get one I think ha I am one step closer to getting my dream job that you though I would change my mind on. My grandma past away in April of this year and I say that she has gone to tell him that I have just completed my first year of a sports science degree and in 4 more years hopefully I will be a qualified physio then I will have my dream job.

What is your dream job?

Charlotte x

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 3 Favourite Quote

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I know I am still way behind on this don’t worry I will catch up today I am going to do day 3 which is your favourite quote. This is one which I found on tumblr when I was looking for one to get made into a poster for my bedroom. The quote is “Life is to short to leave important words unsaid”.   This is something which I try and live by everyday because it is so true we never know when it is going to be our last day so why not enjoy our lives to the full and say what we have to.

What is your favourite quote?

Charlotte x