Watermelon Collection from Faith in Nature

I am always on the lookout for new beauty products so when Faith in Nature contacted me and asked if I wanted to review some of their products, I jumped at the chance! Let me tell you a little bit about the company, Faith in Nature began over 40 years ago in Scotland when founder Rivka Rose moved from New York City. Her vision was to create an affordable beauty and skin care range for everyone to use from natural, vegetable sources which were animal-cruelty free and environmentally friendly.

Faith in Nature

Faith in Nature is now an award-winning brand that produces over 200 products including hair care, skin care, baby care and natural home care. It was a very tricky decision to chose the products I wanted to try. There’s a big range of different fragrances, including Aloe Vera, Chocolate, Coconut, Lavender, Pomegranate and the one I chose Watermelon! You can decide to either have a 400ml or 740ml in selected fragrances which is perfect if you adore the scent, it will last you that little bit longer.

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Book Review // Deadly Burial

If you are a regular visitor to An Ocean Glimmer, you’ll know just how much I adore reading! I’m not going to bore you too much because I am super excited to share with you the book that I’ve been reading this month. I really enjoy being a part of the Blog Tours hosted by Jenny Marston over at Neverland Blog Tours. Every month I am introduced to a different author and different book, that before hand I might have never wanted to try.

So far I have yet to come across an author I have previously reviewed. This month, I am the twenty-third stop on the Deadly Burial Blog Tour, a novel by Jon Richter. I am normally involved in one-week blog tours or something called a Weekend Blitz when it’s over the weekend, but never a two-week blog tour. This is very exciting for myself and all the other bloggers who are sharing the love for Jon Richter’s novel.

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The Unique Blogger Award

Today is very special, nearly a month ago I found out that the lovely Lucy from Sparkle of Lucy tagged me in The Unique Blogger Award, how very exciting! I’ve only recently started following Lucy but I have fallen in love with her blog, she started Sparkle of Lucy just over a year ago now. I can not believe I haven’t come across her blog sooner to be honest.

I adore reading her blog there’s always something different and exciting to read. I am very proud of everything she has achieved, especially hitting 200 followers on WordPress only two weeks after hitting 100! I would love for you to go share some love to her, not only on her blog but also her Twitter, where she is really close to hitting 2.5k followers.

Sparkle of Lucy

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September 2017 – Video Games Day

One side of me that I don’t write too much about on An Ocean Glimmer, is my Geeky/Nerd side. I am a massive lover of all things Marvel and DC Comics, as well as playing video games! This is where today comes in, I thought it was very fitting to celebrate Video Games Day, who even knew this was a thing. I definitely did not until I came across it.

For long as I can remember, I’ve had some form of gaming controller in my hand, be it a PlayStation or even Xbox. Who remembers the Dreamcast? My all-time favourite console that I feel was definitely before its time! I’ve been very fortunate to grow up with a console, with my uncle a gamer as well, I’ve picked up a lot from him. I always used to play Halo and Dead or Alive with him!

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Why I Started Blogging

With the two-year anniversary of An Ocean Glimmer fast approaching, I thought I would explain Why I Started Blogging, now I know all bloggers write about this, but for me, I love this as you know a blogger on more of a personal level. Of course, everyone has different reasons for starting their blog. I feel blogging is kind of losing its value, becoming more about the money and products, rather than the love and passion.

Officially I started blogging five years ago when I was in my first year of College studying Media, we were told it was a good platform to impress future employers. We could either chose Blogspot or WordPress, I couldn’t get along with either so I went for Tumblr. Now it was nothing special over there, it was just small reviews here and there about movies and games.

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September Goals

You guys know I’ve been doing my Monthly Favourites for a little while now, I love doing these as they are a perfect reflection of the month but I felt something was missing! I thought I would start to do a Monthly Goals post, I think with everything going on at the moment, listing out my goals here would be perfect! Then at the end of the month, I will take the time to reflect on my goals, to see if I have completed them and what I need to do for the next month.

Let’s begin with my September Goals;

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Back to School // Stationery Haul

If you know me, you’ll know how much I love stationery, I am massively addicted to all things stationery. With Back to School just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to pick up some new bits, as everywhere has a good collection of stationery products. I can not go anywhere without picking up a new notebook, I’ve got more notebooks than I can count on my hands!

They definitely have all their uses, I am always writing down notes and information, so notebooks come in handy. As well as other stationery items, with me no longer being in education, I can pick up new stationery products anytime of the year! It used to be my favourite thing, picking up new stationery products for the new school term. With running a blog, stationery definitely comes in handy.

I love using notebooks for blog photos, as well as using them to write down any new ideas for posts. Now I’ve moved to Aylesbury, I no longer have a Paperchase that I can just wander around while in town, mine is now over 40minutes away… So I’ve had to get used to going into other stationery shops to pick up my stationery. I think this has definitely saved me some money though!

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Your Beauty Club

I have got some very exciting news to share with you guys today, I was approached by the lovely Charlotte Allister to become an ambassador for Your Beauty Club! I know you are probably thinking what is Your Beauty Club, well it’s the ultimate subscription free, no P&P beauty club in the United Kingdom, bringing you the best deals, samples, competitions and offers from the brands you love!

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August Favourites

Here we are, another month has gone passed, meaning a whole new list of favourites! I am really excited to share with you what I’ve been loving during August, as you all know I recently moved to Aylesbury and this month marked one whole month here. I have settled in really well and things are looking up for both me and Peter. I can not believe how quickly this year is going, it feels like yesterday that I was getting myself ready to move.

Enough chit chat, let’s get started on my August Favourites;

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Nail Polish Collection

I am no means a girly girl, I am not one to be wearing makeup and I do not have a fashion sense! But when it comes to my nails, I absolutely adore them! For the past couple of months, I’ve been getting my nails professionally done because why not, my nails are my life and when I break one, well a little part of me breaks along with it.

Through my love of my nails, comes my Nail Polish Collection, it is no means done yet either! I thought I would show you the variety of polishes I have and you may just seem a theme running throughout, let me know in the comments if you do. I am still on the look out for polishes and if I do see pretty colours, I will pick them up! Especially if they are on offer in Superdrug.

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