4 Books you need to read IMMEDIATELY

Hello everyone!
I really loved recently sharing some of my favourite books, and because it's summer I've been reading a heck of a lot more, which I love. So I thought that I would give a bit of a review and round up of what books I've been reading recently as I've really been enjoying.

The curious incident of the dog in the night time:
So this book was recommended to me by my boyfriend, it's about a teenage boy who has Asperger's and is written as his diary. It's an excellent insight into his mind and really interesting to see how his brain works. It's written very simply but is still an excellent read. I honestly couldn't put it down and I read it in only two days. Would highly recommend!

The Elephant Girl
Who loves a bit of a mystery? I do! This book folllows Helen as she ends up investigating the murder of her mother by moving in with the woman who was convicted of her murder. She finds out there are lots of people who could be suspects of her mothers murder and that there are many family secrets. It's really gripping as you realise the original suspect may not have done the crime and actually start to like her. Helen also has to deal with personal struggles such as epilepsy and not being able to let people she cares about in.

The stall of second chances
For a budding journalist, like me, this book was a really great read! It follows Sidney, an aspiring food journalist as she has to make a decision as to whether landing the career of her dreams by writing a contronversial story is worth risking losing her friends, co workers and a new found love. This book is a really easy, girly read and you really get transported into the world of Sidney and the world of the food market and get invested into her dilemmas.

If you're not the one
Have you ever wandered what your life would be like if you made a different decision? When.... is involved in a car accident and goes into a coma, she has the opportunity to witness what her life would have been like if she had ended up with a different man. This book is a really easy read, but also puts into perspective how little things could change the course of our lives in a big way.

Have you read any of these books? I would definitely recommend all of them if you haven't!
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Love,Yasmin xxx

UNBOXING the best new flat iron!

Hello everyone! 
For those of you who love a new hair gadget I've got an awesome blog post for you today. Recently, I was contacted by Irresistable Me asking me if I would like to try some of their hair extensions from their site. I looked at their site and was super excited as their clip in extansions look so amazing and natural and are such a good price, however I don't really use them as I already have ridiculously long hair (see pictures below). So they said that I could try one of their styling products. So after having a browse of the website I decided to have a go with the diamond flat iron* (retailed at the amazing price of $149!) as I'm long over due some new straighteners and these look right up my street. 

The diamond flat iron came in a lovely black box which made it feel extra special. I opened it up and was instantly in love with the funky red colour! Taking it out of the box it's super lightweight and has a really good length cord (25 metres long!), which is perfect for me as I really can't sit still when I'm doing my hair and I love to have a little wonder around - anyone else the same? 

Switching it on was really simple and had no need for instructions with a simple on/ off button and the green light switching on when it's on, and then plus and minus temperature buttons to control the heat, with the green light moving up and down as you get higher and lower. It also conviniently tells you when it's ready to use when by counting up the temperature until it has reached the correct one. And it heated up really quickly so I could use it pretty much straight away (thumbs up!)

I decided to try it out after having my hair in french plaits all day as my hair is actually naturally straight, so generally even the worst of straighteners will cure mine, so with this wavy hair from plaits I could give it a proper review. Here is what it looked like before, very wavy and crinkly at the bottom and the kind of hair that if you run a tangle teezer through it, it's going to puff out.

I sectioned out my hair and straightened it as normal (after putting on heat protection spray of course!). As I pressed it onto my hair it generally only took two swipes through my hair to make each strand straight, if not only one! For more curly hair, it my take a few more but probably not too many!  As I was straightening it was so clear how light the product is and how comfortable this makes straightening your hair, making sure that I don't get a dead arm from holding it up too long! 

  I love the final result! My hair is super straight as well as silky and smooth! It took barely any time at all to achieve this look so is perfect for those of you who are rushing around in the morning. My only criticism of this product would be that it doesn't come with a heat proof mat, which I see as an essential for any hair styling product to keep them from causing a fire or even just damaging surfaces. However the overall prouduct is definitely worth the buy! 

Let me know what you think of this post and if you will be trying this or any other of Irresistible me stylers. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Bloglovin'!

Love, Yasmin xxx

4 Essentials YOU need in your flight carry on

Hello Everyone! 
Long time, no blog I know, I've really missed keeping to a schedule but unfortunately I have been so busy! Hopefully things will calm down a bit now and I can get back to normal. Today's post is all about what is going in my carry on bag for my holdiday (which I am finally leaving for tomorrow! Woo!). This year my boyfriend and I am flying out for a city break to Prague in the Cheque Republic and I am so excited! It's a place neither of us have been to before and have heard really good things about, so hopefully it will be an amazing trip. I will most definitely posting some pics on here so keep your eyes peeled!

1) Books and magazines 
These are an absolute must for me! One of the most important parts of a holiday are to be able to relax, and the best way for me to do that is by reading. I love Cosmo and Glamour, they're some of my favourite magazines and they're also one of the best prices out there (who knew that cosmo was only £1 now?!?!). Mags are great for when you mindlessly want to flick through and read about fun things like fashion and beauty. I also have to have a book and at the moment I'm reading 'If you're not the one' by Emma Forte which is a really great girly. easy read that you can really get your nose stuck into. I find them so useful in a carry on because you can often have a lot of waiting around when travelling and this just passes the time so well!

2) Important bits and bobs
So obviouusly in my carry on I have to have my iPhone, charger, earphones (you can't go through a flight without music) and my purse. Pretty standard but you definitely can't forget any of these items!

3) Glasses and contact lenses
If you're blind as a bat like me, you'll know that you HAVE to have a backup way to see when travelling. I always carry spare contact lenses in case one falls out or they become uncomfortable, my glasses, in case I get tired and want to sleep  on the plane and a pair of sunglasses because there's nothing better than stepping off a plane into bright sunshine and popping your sunnies on - it really gets you in the holiday mood!

 4) Toiletries
 Obviously you can only take a certain amount of liquids onto an aeroplane so you really only need to bring the essentials in your carry on. I bring a face wash and moisturiser, in case I feel gross after a flight, or before a flight if it's quite a long one. I also HAVE to take my tangle teaser because my hair would look extremely awful by the time I got off the flight if I just left it. It's always good to carry a compact mirror just in case too, both for my contact lenses and make up.

5) Makeup
Again, with make up you only want to be bringing the essentials, and to be honest, who can be bothered with a full face of make up on a flight? I just bring foundation, a small eye shadow and contour palette, eyebrow kit, mascara, eyelinee and a nude liquid lipstick. It's also good to carry your makeup in case your main luggage gets lost or anything like that. 

So there we go! That's what I carry in my bag on a plane! What do you like to take with you?
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Love, Yasmin xxx