When it comes to writing, one of the key things to do is write what you know. It is one of the smarter things to do. Let’s face it, there is no point in writing about a subject that you have no knowledge of. But what if you have suffered a trauma in the past? Then writing can be great therapy and act as a way to examine those past hurts. But what if your past hurts are so awful that they can’t even be talked about? For this meeting of the KappaCino Book Club, we look at Taboo by Thomas Piggott.
I love when little parcels pop through my front door. It’s even better when that little parcel has a beauty product in it. But what is even better is when someone gets me a smelly bag. Yes, that is what I like to call a bundle of cosmetics and beauty products. A smelly bag. This month’s beauty edit has some samples, freebies, and some gifts from a smelly bag.
September is the month when we do things like get the kids back to school and celebrate by cleaning out the house to make way for the holidays. Halloween and Christmas are just around the corner, and Starbucks have launched their famous Pumpkin Spice latte for the autumn. It’s all change this month with new stuff. So it’s not surprising then for this month I have a special Scents of the Month with Eden Semilla oils.
Sometimes my beauty picks are all about your skin and being youthful. Making it look better, protecting it, and making it shimmer. I’m not getting any younger so anything that can roll back the years and make me think that I’m a young chick again is good in my books. Hopefully I won’t forget my real age again and get in trouble with the tax office, again.
*Le Sigh*. It’s what I post online when I am forced to deal with idiots and smashing my face through a wall is the only other answer. Trust me when I tell you a face palm will only help you so much. But why am I getting all French with *le sigh* anyway? First world problems people, and today we are dealing with Sky.
You have probably seen adverts, blog posts and YouTube videos about subscription boxes recently. Even I’ve started talking about them a lot more! But are they any good? I have subscribed to five different boxes in an effort to treat myself. But do I like them? Are they any good? Well pull up a seat and grab a coffee because I’m about to tell you all about these boxes and what can be found inside.
Scents of the month is becoming one of my favourite things to talk about. Kind of. We all know I’m a bit nutty about smells and this month is no different. In fact, I might have been a bit more nutty than usual. But that is what happens when you have dogs and children, you get a bit paranoid about the whiffs that come from your home.
I really am pretty paranoid when it comes to my house. Children, dogs, and general living can make it smell. Seriously, I hate it! And I always hate someone is calling at the door in case there is a waft of something that smacks them up the face. It doesn’t help that Thor, my male cat, decided to pee repeatedly in the front hall for some reason. It would probably kill you with the smell of bleach and cleaning fluids that comes from there now but I’m still paranoid that it stinks of cat wee.
Snap Cackle and Pop is the first and only novel from Carol Kearney, a woman who has battled through so much in order to see her dream of writing a book come true. It’s not often I feel humbled like this, but if you have read the book and know Carol’s story, then you would be too.
There is something about a chick-lit novel in the summer, isn’t there? Ok, summer is nearly over but it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a good read. Especially all my fellow parents who have their spawn heading back to school (whoah! Free time to ourselves to pee in peace!) So let’s kick back with a cup of coffee and have a look at a new book, Follow Me Home by Jen Benjamin.