12 Days of Blogmas #9 // Small Business Gift Guide

This Christmas, why not visit a small business to purchase your gifts from, over the past couple of months I’ve brought from a couple of small businesses. There are so many good businesses out there that hopefully will allow you to shop for almost anyone. Also, I don’t know about you but I swear it leaves such a good feeling in yourself.

I always try to explore places such as Etsy to come across gifts, with a simple search you can uncover a variety of gifts. Just be careful you don’t spend the whole day searching, once you start, it’s very hard to stop. I have got lost in Etsy a couple of times, thankfully I do purchase a couple of things, maybe more than I should have.

Today, I wanted to share with you a couple of small businesses in this handy Small Business Gift Guide.

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Book Review // The Colonel and the Bee

I was recently contacted by Patrick Canning, to read and review one of his books, The Colonel and the Bee. After reading the blurb, I was very intrigued! It sounded like my type of book and genre to read. I am always on the search for new books to read and I’m always willing to try new books. My book reviews have decreased a little over the last couple of months. Unfortunately, I haven’t participated in many Book Blog Tours.

Not only did the blurb sell The Colonel and the Bee to me but these two snappy reviews:

Around the World in Eighty Days meets Wizard of OzLara Croft, steampunk style.

I am really happy to share with you The Colonel and the Bee and my review, of course, like my normal reviews I will be sharing the full blurb and bio for the author. At the moment this is the only book review I have lined up for the next month. It seems like Book Blog Tours have gone silent on the books I am interested in. I might just have to read and review the books I’ve had on my Goodreads to-read shelf for a little while.

I hope you enjoy this review, shall we begin?

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Dead Sea Mud Mask from Ivy Beauty

It’s such a nice feeling when you enter a competition and you find out a few days later that you’ve won! I swear I go through stages of never winning, then I suddenly win everything I enter. Recently I came across With Love Yossy, a fashion, travel & lifestyle blog from Yossy. She shared her Affordable Oily & Acne Prone Care Routine, which featured Dead Sea Mud Mask from Ivy Beauty.

Not only was she gifted this Mud Mask but also hosted a competition in collaboration with Ivy Beauty. I know, you probably know where this going, I was the lucky competition winner and I was very happy to receive it! As well as trying this Mud Mask that Yossy spoke very highly of and mentioned it worked wonders for herself in tackling her oily and acne prone skin.

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