Waxperts Wonder Pads Review

Waxperts Wonder Pads (40s), €7.95. No press samples included.

Waxperts Wonder Pads were created to treat ingrown hairs, but they quickly made a name for themselves as a multi-purpose product. They help reduce blemishes, beard/stubble spots and Keratois Pilaris (bumps on the upper arm).

Ingrown hairs aren’t something I suffer from and what I spent years thinking was Keratois Pilaris turned out to be a symptom of a grass allergy, so the Waxperts Wonder Pads are firmly a spot treatment for me.

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January Reads

Some Advance Reader Copies (eARCs) via Netgalley included. They will be marked with an *

I read more books than I review individually on the blog, so I thought I’d do a round up at the end of each month. Starting, obviously enough, with my January reads.

January Reads

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

I’ve already written a full review of The Versions of Us so I won’t go in to too much detail. It’s an enjoyable and well written story about fate and love. If the moment two people meet never actually happens will their paths cross further down the line?

This central question is used to weave three alternate narratives for Eva and Jim. This is definitely a book to read in the physical form. I read it on my Kindle and found not being able to being able to flick back and forth, when I needed reminding of which timeline I was in, incredibly frustrating.

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This week I’ve been reading #63

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

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Battle Hymn of the Angry Feminist

Let me put this bluntly. If you can read through that list of injustices and not get even a little bit angry, there is something wrong with you.

There is nothing at all wrong with being angry. On the contrary, there is something deeply wrong with failing to be angry in the face of injustice. – Battle Hymn of the Angry Feminist

This is a great piece, by Mirah Curzer, on why “angry feminist” isn’t an insult to her.

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All the Rage by Courtney Summers

All the Rage by Courtney Summers. Advance Reader Copy (eARC) via Netgalley included.

All The Rage by Courtney Summers

 

he covers her mouth.

That’s how you get a girl to stop crying; you cover her mouth until the sound dies against her pain.

Romy Grey is doing her best to simply get through the days. Romy has been raped. She has also been branded a liar by almost everyone in town. School is unbearable. Her escape is her job at a diner outside of town, where no one really knows her.

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Lush Angels on Bare Skin Review

Lush Angels on Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser (100g). Lush Angels on Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser (250g). No press samples included.

Lush’s Angels on Bare Skin has been a favourite cleanser of mine for years. I even reviewed it on a previous incarnation of this blog, since then I have changed the way I use Angels on Bare Skin and the original photographs were a mess so I thought it time to write a new post.

Lush Angels on Bare Skin

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.

I first watched Susan Cain’s The Power of Introverts TED Talk a few years ago and have re-watched it many times since. It played a significant part in my acceptance of being an introvert and dealing with everything that entails. As a result, I was really looking forward to reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

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This week I’ve been reading #62

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

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Hey Vox you can’t be a feminist and be “pro-life”

Want to make the changes to reduce abortion? Get every woman access to sex education (not the abstinence shit some people try to pass off) and free, reversible long-acting contraception. Science tells us this works.

Oh, and ending domestic violence, ending rape, teaching men that women have the same worth, and stamping out poverty would help too.

If you are trying to make abortion illegal all the while not paying for or handing out IUDs and Implanon you are nothing but a hypocrite and that makes you an anti-abortion activist, not a feminist. – Hey Vox you can’t be a feminist and be “pro-life”

Dr. Jen Gunter pulls no punches in her response to Vox’s Why I’m a pro-life feminist article.

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This week I’ve been reading #61

It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.

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He Moves The Stars For No One – David Bowie In Labyrinth

So repeat the incantation. Repeat it at the end of every fairy-tale that tells you you should sleep for a thousand years, that commands you to slavery, that tells you to cut your hair, that puts your voice in a locket, that puts glass beneath every step you take.

Repeat it at every story that tells you to stay quiet, stay small, stay good, stay on planet earth. Repeat it and draw a bolt of lighting from your forehead to your jaw. You have no power over me. – He Moves The Stars For No One – David Bowie In Labyrinth

A great essay by, Sarah Maria Griffin, about Bowie, Labyrinth, feminism and queerness.

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Lush Ultrabland Review

Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser (45g), €8.95. Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser (100g), €14.95. No press samples included.

Sometimes you come across a skincare product that you use so often you (a) assume everyone else is using it too and (b) don’t talk about it as often as you should. Lush’s Ultrabland is that product. I’ve been using it for years.

Lush Ultrabland

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The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett

The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett

because he is old enough now to know happiness for what it is: brief and fleeting, not a state to strive for, to seek to live in, but to catch when it comes, and to hold on to for as long as you can.

The Versions Of Us by Laura Barnett is a story about fate and love. What if the moment two people meet never actually happens? Will their paths cross further down the line?

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