Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, €41.50. Gift with magazine included, but no press samples. Full disclaimer here.
What Elemis has to say?
“Natural fruit enzymes of exfoliating Papaya and calming Pineapple smooth and clarify the complexion.
This rinse-off exfoliating cream contains nourishing Milk Protein, anti-oxidant rich Vitamin E and Marine Algae to moisturise, repair and protect skin. Perfect for complexions which are sensitive or mature.
Use twice a week. Warm into the palms and apply to cleansed skin, avoiding the delicate eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and remove with lukewarm water.”
Hayley and Charlotte, from Water Painted Dreams and Colours and Carousels respectively, have set up The Sassy Books Book Club and since the book they chose for the first month, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, was already on my to read list I figured I would join in.
I’ll Give You the Sun tells the story of twins Noah and Jude who are incredibly close until jealousy and tragedy tear them apart.
The chapters alternate between 13 year-old Noah’s perspective and 16 year-old Jude’s. Part coming of age story; part family drama, with a side of the weird and fantastical.
It is Independent Bookshop Week, which culminates in the IBW Bookshop Crawl 2015 on Saturday, June 27th.
The IBW Bookshop crawl is in its second year and is aimed at bloggers, booktubers, vloggers, publishers, book organisations and anyone who loves books and wants to support their local bookshop(s).
Taking part is easy, just head along to your local independent bookshop(s) and buy a book. You can document your journey, on Twitter and Instagram, using #bookshopcrawl.
I first came across Sarah Maria Griffin’s writing online. I read and enjoyed some of her essays and articles, including her food column for The Coven, so when I discovered she had written a book about her first year living in the US I couldn’t wait to read it.
“Memoir is not what this thing is. It is just a true story. Except for the parts that are enormous staggering lies…”