#TBT |Throw Back Track

Today’s #TBT is courtesy of Counting Crows.  There is something about this song that makes me smile and want to get up and dance.  It reminds me of being young, carefree and a little bit stupid.  It reminds me of so many of my friends because honestly, every single time I heard it being played at a club or at a bar I would drag them to the dance floor and tell them to “strike up a conversation with this black-haired, flamenco dancer”

{Book Review} See Her Run by AK Leigh

Before I start off on the details and the review of this book I need to say that I read, a lot.  I would rather snuggle up on the couch or in bed with a great book than watch TV.  I don’t think there are many things better than getting absolutely sucked into a good book and just losing yourself for hours.

This will be the second book review I have ever published here on Lately Lauren and I think that since I do read so much and that there are times that my blog is severely lacking in content because I start living life through what I read, I thought that I would do a review of a book every now and then.

See Her Run - AK Leigh

ISBN: 9781760300104 Price: $3.99 Published Date: 26/02/2015

The blurb:

You can run from everything except your past.

Diana King has moved to Smithfield, North Carolina to start fresh. With a
new look, a new address, and a new name, she’s hoping to begin a safe,
quiet life far from the horrors she’s endured.

On the painful road to recovery, Diana begins to think she can move
forward … until she meets local farmer, Jonathan Smith, and realizes his
connection to her previous life. While Jon doesn’t recognize her, they both
have an undeniable attraction.

Just when Diana begins to see a hope of happiness, she discovers that her
ex-husband Russ is on the hunt and will stop at nothing to get her back.
For Diana holds evidence that could lock him away for life …

My Review

Initially I found it incredibly difficult to get into this book.  The characters did take a bit of getting used to as they seemed a bit “immature” especially Claire who really irked me from the second she made an appearance on the page.  But then I needed to actually take a step back and remind myself that the characters in the book WERE rather young and then I got over it somehow. 

The book really picked up past the half way mark and I found that I couldn’t put it down.  The author really told Diana’s story well and kept you hooked and needing to know the who/how/why of the story.  The main characters (Diana & Jon) had a great chemistry and I love the way their story unfolded as you got deeper into the book.

I give this book 3.5/4 stars and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys mysteries/thrillers and a little bit of romance.

On Positivity

I am trying so hard to be positive.  Positivity is hard.  Its one of those things that you really have to work for, unlike its counterpart, negativity which is in abundance in my daily life.  I get out of bed and there he is, Mr Negativity, just lounging about, waiting for me.  I’m over it though.  Life is too short to be surrounded by that dude.

Instead, lets all be positive and have a great day!


Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Clay Mask by Una Brennan

I have notoriously oily skin (especially on my forehead) and I have tried so many clay face masks in the hope that I could find one that would unclog my pores and keep the oil build-up at bay.  A couple of weeks ago I picked up Una Brennan’s Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Clay Mask (that’s a mouthful, right?) and am absolutely in love with it.

The product itself promises to clear your skin of dirt, excessive oils and toxins which leave to breakouts.  Containing Salicylic Acid, proven to help unclog congested skin and oil-absorbing Dead Sea mud rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron for the perfect detox facial at home.  In my opinion, this product is everything it says it is!


Squeezing out the product which looks a lot like clay (as the name suggests really), you smear it generously onto your face and neck and leave it on for around 5 minutes where it will dry and tighten significantly.  Once the 5 minutes are up, simply take a warm flannel and wipe it off.  Your skin will look refined, clear and glowing – it’s a detox facial in the comfort of your own home!

I love that the product itself isn’t too thick that you need to exert every ounce of hand strength that you have in order to get it out of the tube, its spreads beautifully and evenly.  There is little to no smell that I can pick up and trust me when I say that it has calmed down my breakouts, tamed my oily forehead and unblocked my pores.  It is recommended to use 1 – 2 times a week and trust me, your skin will thank you!

You can pick this beauty up from Boots for £8.99