Culture Catch-up – TV/Film/Books I Like Lately

I must admit that I spend the majority of my free-time either blogging or watching Netflix, when I’m not being cannon-balled by a little pug, that is. As such, the majority of things that appear here are only found on Netflix, but, to be honest, I’m sure most of you have Netflix and share my…

I Tried Podcasts For the First Time!

I love books. I love music. I love listening to both audiobooks and music. I love listening to people talk. And yet, I’ve never listened to a podcast before this week.   It’s not that they’ve never appealed to me or that I have anything against them at all – I guess I’ve just always…

FILM REVIEW: All About Eve

  (Or Forty-Six Thoughts I Had Whilst Watching My First Black and White Movie for Fun and Not My Education)   **Spoilers ahead** 1. I’m so cultured to be watching this. Go me. 2. So, it starts with this awards ceremony, where a young, blonde actress called Eve is accepting an award, but it lowkey…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Review

Last month, I was delivered the devastating new that my usual, absolute favourite brow product – Precisely My Brow from Benefit Cosmetics – was not going to be available until after January due to the production line being overloaded for Christmas products. Since I started getting my brows right around 6 months ago (rather than…

Mini Autumn High-Street Beauty Haul & Reviews

Today’s post is a little beauty haul from last month of some of the products I’ve bought from Boots & Superdrug recently. Some of them I’ve loved, whilst I was less impressed with others but I’ve been reminded that there are also absolute gems for really cheap on the high-street. Recently, I’ve gotten really caught…

BLOGTOBER #6: What I Read Last Month

With absolutely no preamble, here are the books I read last month and what I thought of them: I Am I Am I Am – Maggie O’Farrell This was incredible and by far the best book I’ve read recently. I’ve never read any of O’Farrell’s literature before, so I was stepping into blind territory with…

BLOGTOBER #1 – Lush Twilight Body Spray Review

You’ll have to forgive me, but a lot of my Blogtober posts are likely to be Lush reviews, as I need to push myself to write more of them, plus they’re nice and short to write and upload! I’ll still be writing my usual content, as well as trying to push my blog slowly into…

Tattoo Review – procedure & after-care.

Because I decided to get my tattoo on a whim, I was genuinely very lucky that the first tattoo parlour I googled did walk-in appointments, was the one recommended by my friend and also had no bad reviews across social media. I think for anybody else I would advise against getting a spur-of-the-moment tattoo because…

What I Read In April

It should be no surprise to any of you that know me, know my job or follow my instagram (@poppyraptor) that I LOVE books. I wake up, read, go sell books all day and then come home and read until I fall asleep. And repeat. I read anything and everything, no genres omitted. I have…

LUSH Metamorphosis Bath Bomb Review

Last weekend, it just so happened that I was visiting Cardiff only a day after LUSH had reopened their brand new store in Queen Street. Naturally, I just HAD to visit. Oh my god, the store is AMAZING! Me and my friend Anna went on a tour of the spa and  we even saw some…