I find that a lot of people feel my hair is straight, whereas myself I find it to be very fluffy! I don’t like not blow drying my hair, as it’s quite long so for it to naturally dry, it seems to take forever. The day after my hair is very fluffy and this is what I hate about my hair! But this is where hair straightener comes in, I don’t always straighten my hair as I don’t seem to have the time. I’ve been using the same Babyliss straighteners since I was in school, so it was time to invest in a new pair. I recently received the xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener to review here on An Ocean Glimmer.
I was a little unsure at first as I’ve never heard of the brand before, so I didn’t know if they would be any good! I’m not sure about you but I always buy from brands that I know I can trust, as I said my previous hair straighteners were Babyliss and my hairdryer is from TRESemme. I looked up the brand after putting my order through and it seems like a lot of bloggers are speaking very good things about xtava! Which meant I was looking forward to getting my hairs on my xtava straighteners.
I am really excited to share with you today’s post! Remember that little Blogger Book Nook I introduced you to earlier this month? Well, that was September’s Reading Challenge so you are lucky this month as there will be two posts as today I am introducing you to October’s Reading Challenge! I am really enjoying being a part of this community, everyone is really friendly and I’ve been getting along with them all very well. There is always fresh content on their Facebook page.
Be it content from other bloggers, questions of the day and just general chit chat! I am very excited by this month’s Reading Challenge as it fits in very nicely with what is happening at the end of the month! Yup, that’s right, I am speaking about Halloween, meaning a Spooktacular theme for October. Now I adore Halloween, don’t get me wrong, but I am not the biggest fan of scary movies. I think the scariest I’ve watched is stuff like The Walking Dead! I could never watch It, The Shining or even Saw.
Etsy is one of those websites that you can find anything created by a very talented person, be it stickers for your journals, cute illustrations or even notebooks and other stationery. I adore shopping around all these different stores, they even make for some great presents for your loved ones. Recently I came across the Birdhouse Calligraphy after Louise was on the search for bloggers who adored handmade items. I always love promoting new stores so I jumped at the chance to collaborate with Louise.
After checking out her Etsy store, I fell in love with her work, it’s all so beautiful and even better than that, it’s all handmade by Louise! None of her work is digitalised, it is all handmade when she receives the order, which in my eyes is amazing! You’ll always know that you are receiving something that has been hand created by her own hands. Calligraphy is something that I’ve always loved! I would love to know how to do it and do it well at that, so I am even more impressed by what she does.
Last month was the first month I introduced a post featuring my Goals for the upcoming month, I loved creating this post for you guys, I thought I would continue it! Not only will I set out goals for the new month, but also reflect on the previous month. If you didn’t read my September Goals, why not!? You can update yourself here, as I won’t be going into too much detail regarding last month’s Goals here. Definitely, go read them before reading my October Goals.
Can you believe that it’s the start of a new month? The leaves are starting to fall, candles are being lit and comfy jumpers are out! This must mean one thing, October is here. October is one of my favourite months, with both my Birthday and Christmas just around the corner, not to mention Halloween as well! For me Autumn is certainly one of the best months.
I do prefer the cold over the heat sometimes of our Summer, that’s actually when we do have a Summer here in the United Kingdom! With the beginning of a new month, comes my Favourites! I can not wait to share with you what I’ve been loving during September. It’s definitely been a hectic month for me, I will speak about this a little in my October Goals on Friday, so look out for that post.
I have some very exciting news to share with you, I am now apart of a community called Blogger Book Nook! I thought I would introduce you to this community today as I’ve fallen in love with it and there are some great bloggers involved. Growing up reading was something I always struggled with, my English skills were very poor. Until one of my teachers actually helped me and recommended some authors to improve my reading skills.
This is where my love for Jacqueline Wilson started and I still enjoy reading her books. Now I am pretty much addicted to reading! Whether it be DC Comics or Marvel and supernatural thrillers, I love to be sucked into a different universe. Recently though I’ve had to stop reading as much as I used to, thanks to the time I didn’t have during university. With me finishing my third year in May, I’ve now had a lot more time to actually read, as you know from my monthly book reviews with Neverland Blog Tours.
Now enough chit chat, shall we get started?
Do you hate your unwanted hair? Want an easier removal tool without spending hours? Well, I think I have found something! The HOLLYWOOD BROWZER is the perfect beauty tool to get rid of unwanted hair. I’ve been struggling recently with unwanted hair on my upper lip and chin, I am not a massive fan of shaving and with my acne, I struggle to successfully get rid of my hair.
So I’ve been looking for something to help remove my hair, this is where I came across HOLLYWOOD BROWZER. I’ve been using the tool for just under two weeks now and I can say that I am in love with it! I didn’t think I could find a tool that could easily remove my hair. It’s just soo quick to use, of course, once you have worked out how to correctly use it.
It’s one of those stereotypical things, you become a blogger, you receive products from brands in return for an honest review on your blog, but in reality, it’s not that easy. You can either approach brands yourself, find opportunities on Twitter or join programs like Inzpire.me. I recently signed up to Inzpire.me after coming across the program on Twitter as I’ve reached a point with my blog where I feel like I can sell myself to brands and be successful.
Today I wanted to introduce you to Inzpire.me and how it can help you, as an influencer, collaborate with brands.
I am a massive sucker for perfumes, whenever I’m out and about, they’ll be some kind of fruity smell around me. I can never leave the house without having some kind of perfume on me, so when Nic Mastenbroek approached me asking if I would love to try Firedance I jumped at the chance! Firedance is the fourth perfume created by Ruth Mastenbroek, mother of Nic and a niche perfumer from England.
Her love for perfume began when she worked in the fragrance department at Selfridges, she has now been composing perfumes for 40years. Each of her creations she seeks perfection, her perfumes are all masterpieces, with them taking 2-3 years to craft. Through her perfumes, she wants to tell stories about life, stories of freedom, love, discovery and celebration.
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.