Monday, 28 September 2015

Geek Girl - All That Glitters by Holly Smale

Geek Girl - All That Glitters is the fourth book in the Geek Girl series. I haven't read the first 3 books so i was a little worried I wouldn't understand what was happening but thankfully that wasn't the case!

The Geek Girl series is about a teenage girl Called Harriet who struggles with making friends but then gets sucked into the world of modelling -in All That Glitters we follow Harriet on her first day at sixth form where she hopes to make a brilliant first impression in order to make new friends but her endless facts and quirky personality soon fail to win over everybody.

Just as Harriet thinks the entire year is doomed, everyone suddenly changes how they are towards her - harriet automatically assumes its the cookies she has made for everyone in an attempt to win people over but its not until her friend frantically calls her telling her to meet her at the local shopping centre that she realises whats going on - an old modelling shoot she did has been picked up and her face is now all over the shopping centre!

New opportunities arise from this and she gets offered the chance to go to Marrakech for a shoot where the adventures begin.

In this book we learn alot about Harriet and her character and shes grown up but more importantly we watch Harriet as she gets a new love interest in her life - Jasper. But is Jasper the right person for her? He brings Harriet back down to earth which is what she seemly needs!

I really recommend this book and definitely going to invest in the other 3 books in the this series to see how Harriet has changed. What I love most about this book though is the short chapters - makes it very easy to read which is a good!

Geek Girl- All That Glitters is available to buy on Amazon - click here to purchase

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Demon Road by Derek Landy

You may have heard of Derek Landy before as he bought out a Young Adult book series called Skullduggery Plesant which are extremely popular so when I got offered the chance to review his book Demon Road, I couldnt say no!

Demon Road is about 16 year old Amber who doesn't have many friends apart from the ones she talks to online. Up until now Amber thought she was a normal girl with parents who didn't seem to care about her, but when she starts misbehaving at school and almost gets expelled who parents all of a sudden notice her......

One night when Amber finishes her shift at the Diner, she gets attacked by 2 men and lashes out at them. She feels something taking over her body....shes turns into a red skin, horned devil! Before she can control her new power, she breaks their jaw and bites off a finger.

Amber rushes home but later that night she over hears her parents talking to their friends and what she hears shocks her - her parents want to kill her and eat her in order to make a payment of blood to the Shining Demon. Amber doesnt know what to do but before she can decide on a plan the police turn up to arrest her for the attack on the 2 men.

Amber then witnesses her parents turn into demons who attack the police officer - she has no choice but to run away.

A family friend called Imelda tells Amber the truth about everything and what her options are. Amber decides to make a pact with the same Shining Demon- she has 504 hours to find a person whos name she doesnt know or she will die. Her only friend Milo helps her by taking her away from her home town to ensure she stays safe.

Whilst travelling on the Demon Road they come across all sorts of creatures such as vampires, demons and beasts. On one occasion at a service station, Amber changes into a demon scaring staff there resulting in a panicked Amber fleeing the scene. When she runs off she meets a boy called Glen who is in just as much trouble as she is......

Demon Road is a brilliant fast paced book who gets you sucked in from the beginning. I highly recommend it!

Disclaimer- I received this book in exchange of a honest review.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Competition time!

First of all i just want to do a quick apology - I haven't posted a proper review in a few months as work etc got very manic so had to put that first but im now back - hurrah!! Thank you for being patient and sticking with me :)

As a welcome back, i am doing a competition!

I have got a copy of 'Geek Girl - All That Glitters' by Holly Smale to give away to one lucky winner.

All you have to do to enter is click the link and follow @happy_products and retweet the tweet - simple!

Competition closes at 12pm 23/9/15 (wednesday)

*uk entries only please*

Thursday, 10 September 2015

I Knew You Were Trouble by Paige Toon

As you all know my favourite author is Paige Toon so when I got offered the chance to review her latest book I jumped at the chance!

I Knew You Were Trouble is the second book from her young adult series and follows on from the story of a teenage girl - Jessie - who finds out her dad is the world famous rock star Johnny Jefferson! In Paiges first book (The accidental life of jessie jefferson) we learn all about Jessie and how johnny ended up as her dad and how him and his wife Meg reacted to the news he has a teenage daughter he never knew about. The book concluded with Jessie flying over to LA to meet her dad......

In 'I Knew You Were Trouble' we catch up with Jessie who is back in England and trying to keep her new life a secret from all her school friends but the paparazzi are closing in on her identity...after weeks of trying to keep it a secret,her identity is leaked to the press and she is thrown into the limelight overnight.

Jessies life is flipped upside down - she can no longer trust her friends and is risking losing her boyfriend so Jessie knows she has no choice but to leave her stepdad to move to LA to live with Johnny and his family until the limelight dies down but its never going to be that simple was it?

Life isnt easy in LA though - new friends to make and old ones reappear but are they just asking for trouble? Luckily Jessie has her dad and stepmum Meg to rely on and has the chance to get to know her two younger brothers properly but with her boyfriend and stepdad the other side of the world she starts to feel like she doesnt belong there but when an opportunity to join a up and coming band as the lead singer comes along its too much to refuse but will people accept her as her own person or will she always be known as Johnny's daughter? And will she stay faithful to her boyfriend?

Jessie has some big decisions to make but where is her home - England or LA?

Once again Paige Toon had me gripped from start to finish. This is classed as a young adults book but im 28 and loved it and even though its a follow on from The Accidental Life Of Jessie Jefferson I wouldnt necessarily say you would have to had read this one to understand the storyline so don't let that put you off!

I rate this 5 stars! *****

Disclaimer - I received this book to write a honest review

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Recently offered me the chance to review some of their products and gave me a choice of glasses to pick from, so I decided to review the Hurricane Cocktail Glasses because they looked amazing!

In June 2011 launched their own brand called bar@drinkstuff and the hurricane glasses are part of this range. The bar@drinkstuff consists of almost 200 different products to buy and with new ones being added frequently. You can find the whole range of bar@drinkstuff here.

I received 4 of the glasses and I was very impressed. The cocktail glasses are not actually made of glass but out of a strong and practically unbreakable plastic making it a safer option and more affordable too. The 4 glasses I received cost £14.99 and well worth the money. I tried out the glasses at home and I must confess that im a complete lightweight so I made up a alcohol free cocktail the test them and it turns out the glasses actually hold a large amount of drink!
(Excuse the cat bum hooks in the background!!!)

The glasses are well packaged so there shouldn't be any breakages whilst in the post! sell a variety of glasses such as the ones i received, shot glasses, martini glasses and even fish bowls for the perfect party. But they dont just sell glasses - the sell anything related to bars and parties such as bar stools, fridges and even inflatable hot tubs! All the products are very affordable and with standard delivery only £4.99 or free when spending over £50 there's no reason not to order from them. The website has top customer reviews so you know they are well trusted.

So if you're organising a party or need the perfect item for your bar then visit DrinkStuff. You can also follow them on twitter and facebook.

Disclaimer: I received these products for the purpose of this honest review. All views are my own.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

MooGoo Skin Care

I recently got offered the chance to try out some new skin care products from a company called MooGoo Skin Care and I couldn't wait to use them!

The received a Full Cream Moisturiser and a Oil Cleanser for dry skin. I've had them for about a week now and have been using them every day and ive noticed a huge difference with my skin! I tend to suffer the most from dry and spotty skin on my face so I focused on this area and within a week my skin felt so much softer and looked much clearer and generally felt alot healthier. I used products before that havent made a bit of difference so for this to work within a week is pretty amazing!

Out of the two products,my favourite has to be the full cream moisturiser - the smell of it makes it good enough to eat! (it smells of those 1p milk bottle sweets - yum!) And i love the packaging for it - it comes in a mini milk carton!
All of the products are even suitable to use on babies and during pregnancy and none of the products are tested on animals.
The MooGoo website also has loads of really useful information on skin conditions such as Eczema and Acne and also baby skin conditions such as Cradle Cap and Nappy Rash. All the information can be found here

MooGoo was first made when the founder adapted a cream used in dairy farms to help a family member with a skin problem and developed from there. They now stock their products in pharmacies and health food stores across Australia and some selected stores in the UK, Ireland, Malaysia and the US.

I highly recommend checking out MooGoo - i will definitely be ordering from them again!
The full cream moisturiser costs £9 for 75g or £12.50 for 250g - this will last ages as only a tiny amount of moisturiser is needed and the Oil cleanser is £16.90 for 100ml.

Must add that the box it arrived in was ridiculously cute - even the postman commented on it!

You can visit MooGoo by clicking here and you can also follow them on twitter and facebook

Disclaimer: I received these products for the purpose of this honest review. All views are my own.

Ducks 'n a Row

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Good Bag Co

Like most people, I love bags and shopping so when I came across The Good Bag Co I couldn't wait to get my hands on one!
The company sell strong, sturdy canvas bags in a variety of colours and a wide range of designs including:

Godmothers are good!!!
Away with the fairies
Chocolate is sooooo good!!!
and my favourite......Cakes are good!!

The large canvas bags are a bargain at £5 and they also sell little lunch canvas bags which are £4.50. 
The Good Bag Co now also offer customised bags where you get to pick your own picture and writing which will then get hand painted onto the bag.

The bags are beautifully designed and are really bright and bold - Ive been using mine all week at work,and ive had so many comments on it!

The Good Bag Co have several shops located in Chester, Grasmere, Keswick and Llandudno but you can also order the bags online. The company can always be found at Manchester Christmas Market too!

To order your bag visit the website here
You can also visit them on twitter and facebook.

Disclaimer: I received the bag for the purpose of this honest review. All views are my own.