Tuesday, 9 May 2017

True Crime Podcasts you have to listen to

I have always loved reading crime novels and watching detective series. I find them extremely interesting to follow and I always try to figure out who the killer is before the book or series ends. 

Recently, I have turned to True Crime Podcasts which I listen to whilst I am in the office plugging away on various projects that I have been tasked with or I listen to them whilst I am on my route into work. I find them so sad but also really fascinating. 

The difference that I have found with these podcasts and the crime novels and TV shows that I have loved watching over the years is that they are based on real life crimes. I have found that emotionally they are more engaging. There are no gimmicks, or unrealistic plot lines because these are real life people and real life crimes.  

It's odd that I would ever want to listen to something so disturbing - trust me, sometimes I wonder myself. However, I like hearing the stories of those people that have been lost. I also like to listen to Podcasts of those people who were actually innocent. Their stories get to me the most because those people have lost their lives in the system and it's all down to issues within the police force or botched evidence. 

If you're like me and love crime stories then check out my favourite True Crime Podcasts!

  1. Serial 
  2. In The Dark 
  3. Unsolved 
  4. Wrongful Convictions with Jason Flom 
  5. Undisclosed 
  6. Missing and Murdered: Who killed Alberta Williams?
What's your favourite podcast to listen to? Share your recommendations in the comments below. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Why 13 Reasons Why will save lives

If you haven’t been watching the latest epic series on Netflix then you’re missing out. After randomly switching this on, I have been binge watching for the last three days.  Each episode takes you on a journey and you feel all kinds of emotions. Mostly sad but those feelings are totally worth it. I don't want to share too much detail because I don't want to spoil it for you but let me tell you what this series is all about:

Hannah Baker has committed suicide. The story begins here. With everyone wondering why she did it, a series of tapes calling out the names of 13 people whom she blames for her death come out of the woodwork. These tapes make their way into the hands of Clay Jensen - a really nice guy who has always had a huge crush on Hannah. 

The show starts to unravel with his discovery of the tapes. You see flashbacks of when Hannah was alive and all that she experienced. If you think about what your life was like in high school (or secondary school for us in the UK) or maybe you're experiencing this right now, you can only imagine the horrible shit that goes down. 

You're taken on this journey of one persons thoughts, feelings and experiences which is really moving and emotional. There are some extremely graphic scenes which may disturb you so please keep this in mind when you watch it. Also, if you have ever experienced anything that they share within this show then please speak to someone. You're not alone! 

I have read that this show is a trigger for anyone in a dark place. Which I can understand because it may cause you to have feelings which you're trying to overcome, or even remind you of what may have happened in your life. If you feel that this could happen to you, then please do not watch it. 

It's a great series which highlights a huge issue that we have in today's society. So many people are bullied, abused, suicidal and depressed. I think with this show coming out, it will hopefully make people more aware of their actions and stop bullying. I also hope it provides help to those people who have been in this situation or have been thinking about these things to seek help. There is a support system out there. 

I loved this series. I have been fortunate enough to not have experienced anything like this, but I do know others that have. Things need to change and maybe this series will reinforce that change. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

6 Affordable Concealers You Need To Try

Saving money is great. Saving money and buying affordable makeup that works is awesome. 
I have been trying out more high street brands and have found some really great concealers that I needed to share. 

Here's the video:

Products reviewed
Seventeen 18 hour stay time concealer - Medium
Natural Collection Cosmetics - Medium
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer - Classic Beige
Maybelline New York fit me Concealer - Sand
L'Oreal Paris Perfect Match Concealer - Natural Beige
Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-fatigue Concealer - Medium 

Friday, 5 May 2017

My No Makeup Makeup Look

I have found an awesome new trick to give you that perfect no makeup makeup look! Watch my video to find out more. 
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