Sunday, 25 September 2011

My Current Reads

 I love chatting books when I’m with my friends; which books we're reading at the moment, books we’ve just finished and our must have reads. Reading novels for me is a great way to unwind and relax, so really I tend to steer more towards light chic lit for an escape from the heavy going Uni books that aren’t so much of a 'zen'-ful experience! In this post I thought I’d share with you my ‘Current Reads’ J

The Carrie Diaries by Candice Bushnell 

I am unbelievably excited about the prequel of Sex and the City! I cant wait! The TV show is apparently inspired by two books both written by "Sex and the City" creator Candice Bushnell, "The Carrie Diaries" and "Summer in the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel". I’ve read ‘The Carrie Diaries’ and am hoping to read the other soon too. With the anticipation of the new series I’m re-reading ‘The Carrie Diaries’, its ‘the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of Sex and The City, Carrie Bradshaw. Before Sex and the City, Carrie was a small town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school.’ This book is everything you think of when you hear the term ‘chic lit’ it's got romance, gossip, high school banter and a feisty female heroine. I’m a huge fan of Candice Bushnell, another book I’ve loved of hers is ‘Lipstick Jungle’.

I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk

I originally picked this book up whilst browsing a second hand bookshop because of my absolute obsession with New York. I’ve been to New York once before and I’ve never felt so happy and at home away from home. I can’t wait to go back and have been saving ever since! The deal breaker for me was that this book is actually written by a fellow beauty blogger!

 If you want to check out Lindsey’s Beauty blog then click here. I Heart New York is the first in the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk. I cant wait to get my teeth sunk into this book!

Makeup The Ultimate Guide by Rae Morris

Rae Morris has been a makeup artist for 15 years and has won the Australian makeup Artist of the year Award four times! With her amazing skills and top class creativity she has had a long list of celebrity clients including Cate Blanchett, Naomi Campbell and Pink. Starting out as a hairdresser, her career as a makeup artist has flourished and now she’s become an expert in the makeup scene. I’ve been reading this book on and off since I first brought it a few months ago and its definitely one to add to your collection. It's a great book full of gorgeous, glossy, full page photographs by the talented Steven Chee. Its packed with inspirational ideas for any makeup lover whether you’re a beginner or professional. It's a great book for hints, tricks and step-by-step instructions. I’m thoroughly happy with my decision to buy this and would recommend it to anyone!
Makeup Master class by Jemma Kidd

This book is very similar in structure to the previous book; it also contains lots of tips and step-by-step instructions. However, I think I like this book a bit more, its more informative and I’ve learnt a lot from Jemma Kidds’ book. It covers everything you need to know, helping you to use your make up to compliment your natural beauty as well as inspirational makeup tutorials. It has great tips on techniques and is very easy to follow. What I really like about this book is that it covers every skin type, season and age, so its great for everyone.
Are you reading any good books at the moment? Any suggestions? Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? I’d love to hear from you :) 


  1. I really want to read the carrie diaries! A great book suggestion: the woman he loved before :)

  2. Gaelle - Thanks :) I'll be adding that one to my list! x

  3. I quite like chick lit too, it's easy reading and a nice escape from life. Although I do love something heavier but you really have to be in the right mood. I really liked I heart New York and would definitely look into some of the other I heart books too xx

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  4. I really want to read the I <3 novels!! xxx

  5. ooh im guna have to get a copy of the carrie diaries!! im reading one day atm, its starting out really good! i know alot of people are reading it atm because of the film but oh well il admit to jumping on a bandwagon or two every now and then!

  6. TheOtherSideofCool - Oh great i'll have to keep an eye out for her other books then! :) Thanks x

    Amy - They all look and sounds like great books! Can't wait to get my hands on some more! x

    Kirsty F - There's nothing wrong with that! :) have you seen the movie yet? Its always nice to read the book first :) x

  7. I love the I heart series! Such good happy chick lit. I've been wanting to read the carrie diaries for ages but cant find it anywhere :(

  8. Rachel - Oh no I hope you manage to find one soon! I brought mine from Amazon but I think I saw it in Whsmith not to long ago, have you tried there? :) x


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