Thursday, 5 July 2012

NOTD Mavala Freshy

Apologies for going AWOL! I find it so easy to fall out of the habit of blogging. I have been really concentrating on 30 Day Shred the past couple of weeks.

Today's nails I had to blog about them, I love them so! Mavala polishes are great little polishes and really affordable. I bought this for £3 mark in Boots.

I'm by no means a pink kinda girl, but I love pink polishes. This is a bright fuchsia pink, which looks fab. The formula is quite thick, but applies nicely in two coats.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

30 Day Shred

30 Day Shred is a fitness DVD that I had noticed a few people tweeting about, but never looked into. Now the thought of wearing a bikini come August on holiday has been making me feel a little sick. So I thought I'd invest in this DVD, the reviews are fantastic! See them here on Amazon.

The workout is 20 minutes long, and combines strength and toning followed with cardio at different intervals. There are 3 levels and you progress through each level during the 30 days. It is a constant workout, no chance for a sip of water or a breather. Like Jillian says 'You don't get this for free'! A few of the exercises in Level one are Star Jump, Bum Kicks, lots of squating, bicep curls, and crunches. You definitely feel that burn! That is such a good feeling. This is coming from me, who has only just exercising this year and is increasingly getting more addicted.

Yesterday was my first try at the DVD. My first thought was, I thought it would be more tough. This morning I was a little achey, and did the work out again today. This time I knew the exercises, and was keeping up with them, therefore pushing myself harder. I am feeling very positive about this.

One thing I didn't realise is that I needed weights to do the workout, so I've just been using tins of beans for now until I get the chance to buy some weights. You need your trainers, and a mat if you're working out on a hard floor like me. I bought this USA Pro mat from Sports Direct for £6.99. 

I have taken my measurements, and I will share them at the end of the 30 days.

Anybody with me? Or have you already 'shredded'?

Thanks for reading xx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

NOTD Rimmel 60 Seconds Rose Libertine

I really like Rimmel nail polishes. They're cheap, and available everywhere! It's almost too easy to buy one every time you leave the house. Today I have been sporting this perfect Rose pink on my finger nails.

The bottle actually claims this to only need one coat, but I actually used two. I'd say you could use one, but two makes it look more polished and opaque. The usual thick brush made this super quick to apply.

A perfect colour for the summer. I actually think this would look super pretty as a pedi.

Thanks for reading xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

NOTD Megan Miller Lemon Ice

Anybody ever look through their nail varnish collection and think something is missing? In my collection it was a lemon coloured polish. I spotted this colour on another blog and I had to have it!

Megan Miller is available from Cute Cosmetics for £8.95 each.  Not exactly cheap, but they're a 3 free Nail Polish (Free from nasties) and are environmentally friendly. However, they are still cheaper than OPI and Butter London, etc.

It did take 3 coats for it to be completely opaque, but from what I have read about these polishes, I think it's only this colour that needs so many coats. It is a pretty pale lemon, which is like no other in my collection. (Pretty rare for someone with a collection as big as mine to say!)

What I also love about it is the bottle, how pretty?!

The polish was so quick and easy to apply, that I wasn't at all bothered it taken so many coats. If you like to see some of your nail through your polish (if you know what I mean!), this is perfect for you.

I think I will definitely buy some more of these polishes. Coral Bliss is definitely on my list!

 Cute Cosmetics is a website that specialises in organic and natural beauty products. They also have free standard delivery on all UK orders (Ace! I really hate paying P&P). I placed my order on Thursday night and had my polish on Monday. Not bad at all! Was very pleased, and will definitely be ordered other products from them again.

Have you tried any Megan Miller polishes?

Monday, 11 June 2012

NOTD OPI Ski Teal We Drop

This is an oldy but goody. A favourite of mine (I possibly say that too often), from the Swiss Collection from 2010.

It is a beautiful green, blue that is opaque in two coats. I had 20 minutes to apply this and get out of the house with two kids in tow! Thank you Seche Vite! Not a bad job considering I had such little time.

I found this on Cheap Smells for £7.50, and Beauty Bay for £10.50.

Photos are taken outdoors and indoors.

Friday, 8 June 2012

NOTD Essie Chinchilly

I have noticed since Essie hit the Boots and Superdrug shelves, they've been really popular on beauty blogs. I don't own many Essie colours (I'm sure that'll change with them being easier to get hold of), and Chinchilly is my favourite.

Chinchilly is one of those colours that you can put your finger on, sometimes it looks grey with a purple tone, then a bit brown like. I applied it last night and I thought I'm sure I liked this more than I do now. But I like it again now! (You will probably get to realise I am so indecisive and a bit fickle!)

I do have a top coat on, but they look more shiny than some polishes. Photos are taken inside and outside (albeit on a very dull day!)

Do you like it? Are there any Essie shades I need in my collection? I'm liking the look of Mint Candy Apple.

Thanks for reading x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Montly Empties - May 2012

I don't expect to be able to do this each month, as I don't finish products all the time. I will do as often as I have some interesting empties to show and that I can actually talk about.

1. ELF Flawless Finish Foundation, this was a pretty decent foundation for the small price tag. I'm not so sure I'll buy it again, it was OK but there's a whole world of foundations out there for me to discover!

2. Herbal Essences 'Tousle Me Softly' Shampoo and Conditioner. I have been fed up with my straight hair for sometime, so I bought this shampoo to try and embrace my natural wave/curl. To be honest, I was really hoping that it would be this miricle worker and that it would airdry to this fab beach wave look. Of course it didn't. But my Russell Brand-esque hair was definitely tamed. So I used it all up and did my hair the usual way. I use conditioner on my toddlers curly locks and they were perfection with this conditioner! I won't buy this again.

3. Vitamin E Radiance Moisture Cream. I have spoken about this before, while I liked it, I won't buy it again. It gave my skin a nice glow to it, without looking like I've dipped it in a bowl full of shimmer. But I don't think it suits my skin. I do love the Vitamin E range, and think I'll try the day cream.

4. The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel I love this. I will definitely buy it again, it's a gorgeous scent and really wakes me up and sets me up for the day.

5. The Body Shop Almond Body Butter. I love these body butters, I think am going to try each scent and chose my favourite. I'm not sure I will buy this scent again, though.

Have you tried any of these products?

Thanks for reading xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

May 2012 Favourites

Is it me or does May seem a distant memory already? I think the long Jubilee weekend has something to do with it. Late,as ever, here's my May Faves...

1. Berber Oil Hair Treatment. This was inside this months Glossybox, while I thought the box was a bit of an anti-climax, this was my favourite product. The oil makes my hair shiny, more manageable and doesn't weigh it down. I really love this.

2. No7 Blush in Coral Flush, I've had this for a while but didn't use it a lot, but this month I found myself reaching for it a lot. It is a gorgeous coral with a teeny amount of shimmer in it. It lasts well, and gives a gorgeous hint if colour to my cheeks. There are further photos below.

3. The Body Shop Olive Body Butter, this was given to me by a work colleague because she didn't like it. I absolutely love it! The scent is really light and fresh and it absorbs into the skin a dream. I will definitely buy this time and time again.

4. No7 Airbrush Away Primer, this is the first primer that I have used properly. I have had primer samples before from a previous Glossybox, but this is fab! It's like superglue for your foundation. I have even been for a run and my foundation is still perfect by the end of it. (I don't make up my face for a run, to be clear!)

Here's a couple of photos of the blush:

You can see the little flecks of shimmer in it

This is quite heavily swatched, it's been a really dull day today. On the skin, you can see the really subtle shimmer.

My favourite NOTD goes to Leighton Denny Babydoll, because I really wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do!

And there you have it! My May Favourites. Have you tried any of these products?

Thanks for reading xx

NOTD Orly Prelude to a Kiss

I have posted a couple of peach colours like this recently, but I can't get enough of them! They are those lovely non offensive colours that you can wear for any occasion, for that perfectly manicured look.

I swatched that Orly Cool Romance mini collection back in February, but this was put back in the collection and forgotten about. It's a lot like the Nails Inc Peach Sorbet that was free with last months edition of In Style, so if you missed the boat on that one maybe pick this up. (I bought the mini set from Beauty Bay).

It is a creme finish, and much easier to apply than the Nail Inc one. This was 2 coats, probably a bit more carefully applied than the slap dash technique I usually use!

Pictures are both taken outside.

Thanks for reading x

Monday, 4 June 2012

NOTD BarryM Bright Purple

This is a polish that I think you can wear all year round. It's lovely for winter as it's a lovely deep colour. But also comes out during the summer months.

I have quite a few BarryM polishes, which I really rate. But, funnily enough I have never used any of their make up.

The application isn't the best, I had had a couple of glasses of wine when I did my nails last night! Photo is base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat.

I think this colour should be in everyone's collection. Do you agree?

Thanks for reading xx

The Body Shop 'Earth Lovers' Cucumber & Mint Shower Gel

This shower gel was mentioned in my 'Payday Treats' Post and was given as a gift for joining the Rewards Scheme. There was a choice of Cucumber & Mint, Apricot and Pear.

The shower gel is 100% Biodegradable, and comes in a 100% recycled bottle. Perfect for any eco warriors amongst us! I'd like to think I care about the environment, especially since having my kids. I feel it's important for me to play my part.

Readers may also be interested to know the shower gel contains no sulphates, no parabens, no colourants and it is soap free. From what I read on blogs and twitter, this is really important to some people. This sounds like it's perfect for sensitive skins.

The Cucumber & Mint scent is really fresh and not overpowering at all. With the recent sunny weather we've been having, this was my shower gel of choice after a long day of running around, doing school runs, pinicing in the park, and my general mum duties. It's gorgeously cool and refreshing, leaving your skin delecately scented with the cucumber & mint.

The shower gel bubbles up a dream, and leaves the bathroom filled with it's gorgeous scent.

I do need to use my body butter after. But I love using my body butter so much it's not a chore!

I think I will save this gel for when I go to Majorca in august. After a sun filled day while being caked in suncream, this is perfect to use in a cool shower.

You can pick this up online, or from your nearest Body Shop store for £5.

Also, when I joined up to the reward scheme, I was given a cute little packet which had a couple of samples in it. It also had a £3 off voucher inside. Unfortunately, this voucher had expired on the 24th December last year! Now, the voucher wasn't the reason why I joined up, but it's the principle. And I feel led up the garden path a little!

Thanks for reading xx

Saturday, 2 June 2012

NOTD Ciaté Purple Sherbet

So July's editions of a few magazines are really spoiling us! With Marie Claire there is a free bottle of Ciaté nail polish up for grabs. A purple, pink or a nude colour. I chose the purple colour.

This is a pretty pastel purple (lots of 'p' words used there!), a lovely colour to wear on your nails this summer. Ciaté nail polishes are really easy to apply with the long handle and are really glossy.

I'm really resisting the temptation to not rush out and buy the other two!

Photos are taken inside and outside.

Of course, a lot of us are aware of this months Glamour freebie of Benefit products. There's also In Style with a choice of either a mascara or 2 eyeliners from The Body Shop.

So it's worth a trip to the newsagents this weekend! Before they all sell out!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Payday Treats - May

I hope everybody has been enjoying the sunshine. I have not been in our house since the sun made an appearance! Last week was payday. And, of course, I bought a few things. I do buy my boys a few odds and ends, but it's not all about the kids ;)

A few Body Shop treats

The Body Shop is fast becoming one of my favourite shops, every store I go to all the staff are great and everything I am trying from there, I completely love. I have been reading a lot about The Body Shop Beautifying oils and have really been looking forward to trying them. I bought the Beautifying Oil in Pink Grapefruit, which smells completely divine. All Beautifying oils and Body Butters are in an offer of 2 for £15.

I have said before here, I am a complete salesmans dream. The girls that worked in the store were speaking to my friend and I about joining the rewards scheme. You pay £5 to join the scheme and you get 10% off all purchases in a year, along with other benefits and gifts. You can find more details here. We both joined and were given a free gift of a shower gel from the Earth Lovers range and a little packet with a few samples and a money off coupon. They kind of paid me, right? The Shower Gel is in Cucumber and Mint, and the samples are of lemon body lotion and lemon body scrub.

I also picked up this dress from Primark

This will be my best friend over summer, I know it. It comes just above my knee and I have wore it so far with my leopard print sandals that were from warehouse (another best friend of mine!)

Lastly, I bought these nude pumps

And so ends my quest for nude pumps! I have literally looked for nude pumps for so long. I plan to wear these with my chinos and a breton top on a rainy day. I'm sure I will get a lot of wear out of that ;) They were only £5 so I don't hold out much hope in them last long, but they're pretty and will do the job.

I also bought the Garnier BB Cream, a Revlon Lip Butter and a nail varnish from the Look Beauty Range.

Was thrilled with all the bits I bought. Do you just love it when a shopping trip is a sucess!

Thanks for reading x

Sunday, 27 May 2012

NOTD Look Beauty 'Nail Pop' in Chino

This was a Payday Treat (Blog post to follow). I haven't tried anything from the Look Beauty range, but have heard great things about it. After much umm'ing and ahh'ing I picked up this colour called Chino.

This is a tan, camel colour which is a great nude colour that'll look great with anything. A real nice non offensive colour.

One picture was taken in the sunshine, the other outside out of direct sunlight.

I'll be definitely buying more of this brand.

Friday, 25 May 2012

NOTD Maybelline Hot Salsa

This has been on my lust list for some time. I can't tell you how many times I've picked this up, then put it back down. I am terrible for shoppers remorse!

Yesterday was the day it was mine. As it was reduced in Asda to £3, that was it decision made! That, and the fact that I have no Maybelline in my collection. I am still justifying myself aren't I? Do I need more nail varnish? Probably not ;)

The long handle and brush of this nail varnish made it so easy to apply. It chipped after a day. But not many last long on my nails, so never take what I say as how long it'd last on your nails. I must be so tough on nail varnish.

The colour is, to me, a red with a hint of coral in it. It's a lovely colour. Perfect to be sporting for this gorgeous sunshine we've been having.

Have a great weekend in the sunshine. Think of me, I'll be in work.... Booooo!


Sunday, 20 May 2012

NOTD Leighton Denny Babydoll

I have literally been gazing at my nails all day. I have had this for a quite a while and always over looked it. Why, I will never know!

Leighton Denny nail polishes apply a dream. There's almost no need for 2 coats, they look that nice with one coat. Babydoll isn't a colour I would've reached for in the shops, it seemed a bit too girly pink in the bottle. This was in a Glossybox from a few months ago.

The colour is a pastel Rose pink. Just the perfect pale pink. This colour will be used time and time again.

Do you like it as much as me?

Thank you for reading xxx

Friday, 18 May 2012

nSpa Hot Cloth Polish

The Hot Cloth Polish is part of the second step of the nSpa Beauty Rituals Routine. This routine is an easy to follow create your at home spa facial.

What they say:
'Buff away dead skin cells in Step 2 of nSpa's Beauty Ritual with this 2-in-1 cleanser and polisher. Let the blend of moisturising Ginseng and Vitamin E, rich and creamy Cocoa butter and Sweet Almond Oil dissolve the days make up and impurities with the help of a muslin cloth'

To be honest, I wasn't too sure whether to buy this along with the Cleansing Gel as this claims also to cleanse the skin and remove make up. But, I am a complete salesmans dream and thought 'well its called step 2 for a reason!' So I bought it.

I use this as directed, I massage one pump (it does say 2 pumps, but one is more than enough) into my dry skin and use the muslin cloth that comes with it to wipe away with warm water.

This is one pump of the cleanser that is more than enough to use.

Using this along with the Melting Cleansing gel makes my skin feel clean, refreshed and smooth as a babys bum. It isn't drying on my combination/dry (crazy) skin at all.  This has the same gorgeous, clean scent as the Cleansing Gel, which reminds me of the baby products I use in my sons' bath. I haven't actually used this on it's own, as I don't think that there's anything wrong with a double cleanse. Every scrap of make up is gone from my face and ready for Step 3 of the routine.

You can buy this at Asda for just £6.

I will definitely be hunting out more of the products out of this range. I also have the serum, which is Step 3 and my next blog post from this range.

Thanks for reading. If you have any feedback from any of my recent posts, please comment or 'tweet' me. I really would like to know what you think of my blog.


Thursday, 17 May 2012

nSpa Melting Cleansing Gel

This is one step of the nSpa Beauty Rituals Routine. The range is a four step routine for you to follow to help transform your skin.

This is the Melting Cleansing Gel. Step 1 of routine.

What they say:

'To recreate the bliss of a true spa facial, begin you four step Beauty Ritual with this gentle yet effective cleanser. Packed with moisturising Ginseng and Vitamin E, as well as enhancing Grapeseed Oil and essential oil of Neroli, it glides effortlessly without dragging the skin, then emulsifies to remove make-up and impurities'

This is such a great product. It removes every scrap of make up from your face in one use. Other than your eye make up, be careful not to get it in your eyes, it stings. A lot. I have tried many cleansers, but this is a big hit with me.

As the directions say, I apply this to my dry face and massage it in using small circular movements. It slowly turns from a gel to a kind of oil of your skin. The smell is so lovely and clean, almost like baby shampoo. Then, you wet your fingers and massage again whilst the gel turns into a milk.

I have taken a few photos on the back of my hand, which I hope shows you how the product changes as you massage and add water.

This is about how much product I use on my face, I dot it all over my dry skin and start to massage it in

After massaging it feels like a oil on your skin

With wet fingers, massage again and the gel turns into a milk. After rinse with warm water.

As the gel melts, it removes all make up along with it while cleansing and clarifying your skin. I have never used a cleanser like this and I absolutely love it! It works so well, and does not dry out my skin whatsoever.

I picked this up from Asda for £5, which is a great price, for a great, great product.

I will be back tomorrow with my review of the Hot Cloth Polish, Step 2 of the Beauty Rituals Range.

Have you tried any products from this range?

Thank you so much for reading xxx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

NOTD Rimmel Ultra Voilet

I am often drawn to purple-y colours and I have many in my collection. So this caught my eye while browsing boots not so long ago.

Rimmel nail polish is always so easy to apply due to the ultra wide brush. However, this only lasted 12 hours before a tiny chip appeared. And 8 of those hours I was sleeping... Grrrr...

The colour is exactly what it is named, Ultra Violet. But I think I'll use it on my toes next time.

My nails are longer than I like them to be on these photos. I always feel like I have witches fingers when my nails are long!

Photos are taken outside in the sunshine. And indoors.

Thanks so much for reading xx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Posting from my sick bed. And coming up on my Blog....

Last night I spent what felt like the whole night downstairs in my living room nursing the most awful migraine. I am have spent the day today in a haze of ear ache, head aches and neck pain... Just not good.

I have used all the above products tonight to make myself feel better and, hopefully, help me to sleep well.

Sanctuary is one of my favourite ranges. All the products work well, feel so luxurious and smell divine. I also bought myself a Yankee Candle yesterday in Lemon Lavender. Lavender never fails in relaxing me, it is one of my most favourite scents. Although I know not many people agree with me!

The candle was in Clintons on Sale down from £7.99 to £3.99. Always nice to save a few pennies.

After my bath I have climbed into bed with fresh pyjamas, fluffy socks and my favourite dressing gown.  I am watching old episodes of Friends, and have let our dog in our bedroom to keep me company while the other half works tonight.

What do you do when you don't feel too well?

Next week on my blog I will be talking about the nSpa skincare range I bought a couple of weeks ago, and will be posting any Nails of the Day photos that I take.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend  xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

NOTD Nails Inc Peach Sorbet

This is the final of the trio of freebies from In Style. And, my least favourite. Not because of the colour, because it was a nightmare to apply! And I still think it looks a little scruffy after base coat, 3 coats, and top coat. Maybe it is because it is such a pastel shade.

Despite it being a pain to apply, the colour looks nice and gives your hands a nice manicured look (if you do a better job than me at applying!)

Am I the only one a teensy bit disappointed with this one?

Thanks for reading xx

Monday, 7 May 2012

NOTD Nails Inc Bluebell

Good morning! I hope everybody is enjoying the bank holiday weekend.

Today my nails of the day are Nails Inc Bluebell. This is a beautiful pale blue, lilac colour, I absolutely love it!

It needed two coats to look absolutely perfect. This has definitely taken a hop, skip and jump to my favourites.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

NOTD Nails Inc Power Pink

I had to share this colour with you. I have been mixed most of the day, I get like that about pink nail varnish! One minute I love, next minute, not so sure. But now in settled on I love it.

Can't wait to try the other Nails Inc freebies!

(Another post from my iPhone!)

Have you bought this months In Style yet? Which colour did you pick up?

Have you picked up yours?

I am having a real nightmare with blogger on my laptop switching my images the wrong way round! I've been trying for days to post my April Favourites. So today, I shall be blogging from my iPhone!

In Style this month have 3 Nails Inc nail polishes to collect. Worth £11 each. Fab freebie!

The colours are completely gorgeous. I have added my instagramed photo, but of anybody wants swatches, I'll happily post.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Body Shop Shower Gel & Body Butter

I haven't shopped in The Body Shop in years, we're talking probably since when I was 15. And I loved White Musk, do they still sell that?! On a recent shopping trip, I thought I'd give the Shower Gel a try as I've heard some great things about it.

I picked up Coconut Shower Cream and the Satsuma and Pink Grapefruit Shower Gels. They were on offer at 3 for £8.

I always choose coconut scented anything. But this, surprisingly, isn't my favourite. It doesn't lather up at all and it's not a nice coconut scent. I love both shower gels, they foam and bubble up gloriously, and fill the bathroom (in fact, the whole upstairs of my house) with their divine scent. I can't actually decide which I love the most, possibly the satsuma. Hmmm... Tough one! The scent on your skin after showering isn't over powering by any means, just a nice delicate scent.

I also bought the Almond Body Butter, they were all on offer at £5. Usually £12.50

If I had had a smell of this in store, I probably wouldn't have bought it. Think Mr Kipling Bakewell Tart. However, I have used nearly all of it and I love it. It absorbs beautifully, and makes my skin look so much better with a gorgeous sheen to it. I don't think that the scent lingers for too long. I tend to use this before bed time and my skin still looks and feels lovely the next morning. I can't wait to try a few more scents.

The consistency of the butter is really thick, I tend to rub in between my hands before applying.

Do you like The Body Shop? What is your favourite range from there?

Thank you for reading xxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Payday Treats April 2012

This month, I am trying to reign in the spending a bit (She says). I have a couple of nights out this month, so I am saving my spare money for these.

Saying that, of course the beauty isle sucked me in on payday and I couldn't resist buying a few bits.

They are nspa Melting Cleansing Gel, Hot Cloth Polish and Illuminating Beauty Serum

I haven't seen these products before, and I haven't seen them on any blogs I follow so I am really looking forward to use them. Each product has a number, as to what order to use them in. And I think the packaging is really nice. I will do a review on each product soon, as soon as I can give them a good try.

I paid £5 for each product in asda.

Not bad for reigning it in eh?

Thanks for reading xx

Catch Up!

I have not dropped off the face of the earth! I'm here!

I thought about blogging a lot, but wasn't actually doing it! Story of my life. I would pick things up in Boots and think 'I must blog about this' and not actually get round to doing it! So I thought I'd do a little catch up post and then get my blogging mojo back.

I am still addicted to twitter, so if you want to follow me you can @jo85ste I keep meaning to change it to match my blog. Another thing on the ever-growing 'to do' list.

It has been the Easter Holidays, as you all know. I spent the 2 weeks lazing around every morning and then every afternoon racing around various parks, friends houses, the zoo, the swimming pool, the farm. It was FAB! I can honestly say I LOVE the school holidays, and when my biggest boy goes back to school, I miss him like mad. I also ate far too much chocolate, as you do at Easter :)

At Chester Zoo

This boy keeps me on my toes!

We booked a holiday to Majorca in August, so in an attempt to lose weight so not resemble Mr Blobby on the beach, I joined Weight Watchers. I lost 15 pounds......... OF THE MONEY KIND! And only 2.5lb in weight. The diet really didn't work for me!

I have mentioned earlier in my blog that I started a running programme called 'Couch to 5k'. This programme uses interval training to get you running 5k in 9 weeks. I am now on Week 5 and I am loving it. I have said for years now I have wanted to be a runner, now I feel I am well on my way! I am hoping to join a Race for Life this year and run the whole way. That would be amazing.

Throw in a few fabulous nights out with friends, and I've been a busy girl! I like this new me!

Thanks for reading. Please comment, share and follow if you like ;) xxx