Hello Sarah's readers! I'm Yige from Yet Another Makeup Blog, and today Sarah and I have decided to do a collab post together on makeup looks for the day and the night. And it's pretty obvious that I'm doing the night time look, as you can tell from the pictures and the title, I hope you enjoy!

Products Used:

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Paint (Manganese Purple)
Glitter Eyeliner (can't remember where I got it from)
MUA Ever After Palette
Revlon Blending Brush
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
Collection Concealer
Bobbi Brown Bronzer
Boots Lip Salve
MUA Lipstick (shade 12) 

For this look, I decided to centre everything around my purple eyeshadow paint from Rimmel, which I haven't used a lot (at all, if I'm being perfectly honest. Oops...) I've never used purple eyeshadow before because I was always too scared that I'll look ridiculous, but this look has plenty of brown eyeshadow to tone down the purple, so don't worry about it looking really bright!

First I used the shade Truffle and Smoke on the outer corners and lower lash line, whilst leaving the middle part of my eyelids blank. Then I went in with the eyeshadow paint on the lids on the centre of my lower lash line, and blending it out a bit.
And for the cherry on top, I used a glitter eyeliner on the inner corners and the very centre of my eyelids. Whenever I looked down, I would just see shiny glitter on the corner of my eye.

Since the eye makeup is quite colourful and glittery, I thought a teeny bit of bronzer will do for my skin, instead of blush since it's a night time look. And for the lips, I'm using shade 12 from MUA, which I've been really loving recently.

Here's the finished look, I hope you liked it and don't forget to go over to my blog to see Sarah's post!

Want to do a collab/guest post with me? Contact me via twitter, email etc. (see contact page)
Thank you Yige and I hope you're doing great,

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It's not every month you find me doing two currently loving posts in a month what can I say? I must be feelin' the love this month (wow, Sarah chill on the cheese). So yes, I thought I'd share you my favourites to bring a bit of positivity to your Monday!

Real Techniques Duo Fibre Face Brush: I was so happy to get this set of brushes for Christmas and I've been loving them ever since especially this one which is great for powder. It picks up just the right amount of product to control my shine but not so much to make it look cakey. It is also so soft!

Natural Collection Moon Shine Lipstick in 'Rose Bud': If you know me, the colour of this lipstick will come as no surprise to , being very similar to my beloved Kate Moss Lipstick in #09 and even though the colours aren't perfectly the same, I think this is a great dupe and what can you lose with it only being £1.99.

 Good Things 'Stop That Spot! Clearing Gel: Don't pressum that this works miracles as it doesn't but to me it's fabulous when you get a sore blemish as by just applying this directly to the spot, it stops the soreness, reduces the redness and also helps the healing process. There's always mixed reviews on products like this one and when I first bought it, I didn't think it worked at all but I've been grabbing for it very regularly recently and along with the amazing smell that comes with all Good Things products, I absolutely love this!

Maybelline The Rocket Volume Mascara: So a month a go I decided it was time to switch up my mascara and I'd read so many good review for this mascara I had to give it a try. At first I wasn't keen but I kept trying with it and I know love it! It is a little heavy on the eyes I find but I put that down to the fact I hardly ever use volumising mascaras but I feel this works great and gives great volume!

Avicii 'True' Album: So this may come to a shock to those who know me or have listened to my 8tracks mixes (*cough*link at the side *cough*) you'd know I'm more of a soft, acoustic lover so this is very different but this is my tidy-my-room soundtrack as it gets me moving quicker that my normal slow stuff. I particularly love 'Liar Liar' and 'Addicted To You' off the album.

I would normally include a book that I've been loving because there's always a book but I' going to save that for my next recently read. Let me know if you want to see that post in the comments as I'll get myself in gear to writing it!
Hope you're doing great, 

I feel bad that I haven't done a weekend special post so I thought it would be best to post even a small,rough weekend post now than none at all. So, I always find myself spending all my money online throughout half term which it has been this week so I thought I'd share with you the few bits I have bought.

Topshop Joni Jeans: This is my second pair of these and I'd been putting off buying a second pair for a while and I really don't know why because the fit of these when you wear them for the first time is amazing and they're so comfy! I have a lighter pair and it took me a while to decide what colour I wanted but I wented for these gorgeous ones which you can see for yourself here. These are £36 and I seriously think they are worth every penny and they last forever; I never mind paying that little bit extra for something that will last!

Boohoo Floral Embroidered Smock Dress: I've been on the look for a nice summery smock dress to go with a pair of my Dr Martens that I hardly ever wear which is sad because I love them! But when I saw this dress I couldn't help but buy it! being a linen material, it is nice and light weight and will be perfect for spring/summer. You can see it for yourself here.

Boohoo Burgundy Cut Out Ankle Boots: Going from thinking about Spring and Summer back to the winter fashion and I finally found a air of cut out ankle boots that I love! This trend has been around for ages now and I absolutely love the look of the ankle boots but they all looked the same when I saw people wearing them so when I saw these that are a little different to the same old black ankle boots, I couldn't hep myself. Buying shoes online is always tricky business and you have to be risky which I'm far from but when I love something so much I had to be! When they arrived, they were slightly big but it's nothing an insole won't fix! I've got to be honest, I can't see these's lasting as the buckle fastening isn't the sturdiest but I'm going to make sure I get as much wear out of these as possible before the winter is over! You can admire these or yourself here.

 So that's it! I know it was only a small post but, like I said, I thought you'd prefer it to nothing!
Hope you're doing great,

I guess it's time to let you into a secret. I'm rubbish when it comes to beauty and I thought I was alone with these problems before I saw others do a similar post so here's my version of this post to maybe put you at ease if you suffer with any of these beauty related problems!

Since starting this blog, I've said I don't wear eyeliner because I have slightly hooded lids and it covers my whole eye but that's only half the truth as I'm just rubbish. I keep trying and trying to get he technique right and each time I'm edging ever so slightly closer to feeling I actually can start wearing it out so fingers crossed

Right Hand Nail Painting.
Yes, I'm sure nearly everyone has the problem of painting with the hand they don't normally use which, for me, is my left. It always takes me a few times to get my right hand perfect!

Getting Haircuts.
I had a haircut last month and that was the first hair cut in 6 months which is pretty bad seeing as you're supposed to have one every 6-10 weeks. I think it's mainly because it makes my really nervous; what if the hairdresser gets it wrong and cut of more than I want or do the wrong thing?I also didn't feel I needed to as I don't straighten my hair so I don't have many split ends but it got to the point my hair was just a little too long for me to control so mum forced me to have a haircut! Since having my haircut last month I definitely realise how much I should have haircuts more regularly!

Cleaning My Make Up Brushes.
This seems to be something that everyone seems to suck at and I'm no exception. I was actually in denial until the other day when I was looking at my brushes and then I finally admitted it to myself. With this, it's aminly remembering because I'll remember when it's too late to do it before I next use my brushes I don't have tim to let them dry. I don't have much of an excuse not to clean them regularly as I've got my no7 brush cleaner and it dries in a couple of minutes. I put it down to laziness and forgetfulness!

Fake Tan.
Fake tanning is definitely not in my genes which probably doesn't come to a shock because I'm so pale. I hardly ever fake tan but when I do, it doesn't always turn out how I want it to even when I exfoliate, moisturise etc just how you're told to! This is more of an annoyance that I can't get it right even when I do do it right!

Maybe from this, you might realise you're not alone with the beauty things you suck at because it probably will turn out that I suck at the beauty deal more than you!

What are some beauty things you suck at? Or do you feel my pain toward some of things listed above?

Hope you're ok,
It's ridiculous how long I've left doing this post seeing as how much I love reading these posts and watching these YouTube videos so it's about time I do it.

 The bag I use is this Satchel from ASOS which you can buy here. I'm more of a long strap handbag fan than a bag that you hold on your arm. For me, an on the shoulder bag is a lot more easier to find stuff in, to carry around. It isn't a massive bag which stops wrappers upon wrappers to build up in my bag along with unnecessary bits and bobs that I feel I'd have to through in my bag if it was bigger.

First thing is my purse. I mentioned this in my Weekend Special Haul but it's my ASOS purse (you can buy here)- you can see a pattern forming here; I love ASOS bags and purses! They're always such good quality and are just what I expect! This purse has so many compartments are you will be able to see from the below photos. The one thing I have to say about this purse is that it has so many compartments but it doesn't seem to stretch far enough to fill up all compartments so it is a little silly but for £15, I thought it was a steal!

Of course, following my new years resolution, I carry my Cath Kidston diary and pen with me to make notes of any blog ideas that I have on the go.

I then carry around some hand cream and hand gel. I prefer the Soap and Glory Hand Maid and Hand Food but seeing as I misplaced the hand gel, I've been trying to use up this Carex hand gel which smells gorgeous!

I don't carry much make-up around, mainly because my bag isn't big enough, but also because I don't really need to carry any make-up around with me apart from my lipstick I'd been using that day which is this Revlon Lip Butter along with a lip balm/ butter and I've been using this Soap & Glory (another pattern seems to be forming!) Lip Balm in Juicy Peach.

I will also carry around a small Batiste because it's one handy thing to just carry around with you if you feel your hair needs a refresh.

There's a few things I like to slot into my bag such as a perfume, deodorant or body spray but, sometime, there just isn't the room but I try and get my hands on a travel perfume bottle that is perfect for my hand bag.
Obviously, I will be carrying around my phone and Ipod and the only thing missing from my bag is a good book!

Hope you enjoyed this post! What are some of your handbag must haves?
Hope you're doing great, 
I hope you don't mind that I'm not including any Valentine's Day posts this week but I have never had a valentine and so don't feel in a position to give any advice other than to have a great Valentine's Day tomorrow! Instead I bring you a tag created by myself.
So I thought while I've been on a rampage of writing tag posts, with nearly one a week recently, I thought I'd create one of my one that fits me perfectly! If you don't already know, I run a Book Lovers Network on Tumblr; it's pretty self explanatory- we just talk about books among normal chit chat! To go with this network, I thought I'd create a tag for not only the members but all you as well! I haven't seen anything similar to this in the blogging world so I'm hope I'm safe in making this my first ever tag.Anyway, I'm going to get straight into the questions and my own answers!

1. Favourite childhood book(s)?
I was a big lover of any book that my mum would read to me including Roald Dahl books which I seemed to love especially Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. At that age my mum could pick up any book read it to me and I would listen. A few I remember was the Smelly Dirty Dog and The Toy maker along with Aladdin and many others. I also remember reading a lot of Enid Blyton books.

2. Why did you start reading?
This is a hard question. Why did I chose a hard question! Probably because we had to read in primary school and in my first few years at high school, I didn't read until I saw my sister and it's a little sister's natural response to copy the older sister.

3. What book made you realise that you love reading?
Another hard one because there was many times I thought I loved reading. I remember reading Ways To Live Forever in primary which was definitely not meant for that age range but I loved it and I think it's the reasons I read the books I read today. I also reading Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo and I this made me fall in love with books and I went through a stage of loving war times set books. It's hard to pin point what I realised I loved reading but I think it was between these two.

4. What genre do you prefer?
I've had this tag planned since last year and if I'd answered it then I would of straight up said Contemporary novels but that's before I read the Hunger Games and starting reading the Divergent series an now I can see my love for Dystopian novels growing.

5. Preferred Author?
I would say John Green but how predictable of me so I'll have to mention Mitch Albom. His books always have such a deep message that always makes you question things. John Green just has his way with words in making you able to connect with the book and characters so easily because of the (what I think is) more simple language he uses.

6. Where do you like to read?
Anywhere. Normally from the comfort of my bed where I can get wrapped up into my duvet and snuggle down with a cup of tea and a book. I always try and carry a book round because you never know when you'll have a few minutes spare to get a few pages in. I take a book to school to read on the dull bus journeys to and from school as well as to give me a break at dinner times to relax from the stresses of school for half an hour or so.

7. First full series of books you read?

Malorie Blackman and her Noughts & Crosses series which I absolutely love. It will probably surprise you to see that this isn't Harry Potter which I could predict is many people's answer but I've actually only read 2 and a half Harry Potter books( maybe one day!) but I love the Noughts & Crosses series and I was so glad I read them and even when the characters started to change and they added more I still loved how they showed the different perspectives an how Malorie Balckman still managed to hold my attention through all of the books.

8. Have you always finished a full book if not, which one(s) didn't you finish?

There have been many books I've left unfinished; some I plan on re visiting such as The Abundance Of Katherines, Nick and Norah's infinite playlist and Everyday. Other's I don't plan on finishing anytime soon and the only one that comes to mind is The Great Gatsby; I think one of the main reasons I didn't read this is because my eyes could not stand the smallness of the print but I'm sure I will eventually read this. 

9. Do you own books you've bought and never read?
A lot and I noticed this recently when clearing out my books and saw lots I'd asked for for Christmas a year or so a go and just never read them. I find that if I buy or receive quite a few books at a time, I feel rushed to read them so if I'm not hooked quickly, I'd skip to the next book. Hopefully, I will get round to reading these!

10. Do/ did you enjoy the books that are/were assigned at school?

In the earlier years-yes. The first of the Noughts & Crosses books we studied when I was in year 9 (14 years old) and from looking at question 7, I enjoyed that book! However, I don't find myself having the same enthusiasm towards Of Mice and Men which we study for our GCSEs. Oh, how I wish our English department at school decided on How To Kill A Mocking Bird or The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas but no, we had Of Mice And Men. Don't get me wrong, I didn't mind the book that much and I love the hidden meanings to some parts of the book but I think because we spend ages working on it, it got to the point where it was giving me a headache.

11 .Music Or no music while reading?

Music! You probably would already be able to tell this from the numerous book related playlists but I find it hard just to sit in silence when reading. The music doesn't tend to distract me and most of the time I forget it's playing anyway!

12. What are reading at the moment or what are going to be reading?

I'm currently reading the Divergent series by Veronica Roth as mentioned before- I'm reading the second book in the Trilogy (Insurgent)

13. Have you go five book recommendations you would like to give?

There are two books I will always recommend to people: Where Things Come Back by Corey Whaley -which is probably one of my most loved books- along with The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom which I found to be quite a quick easy read which I also love. Even though I'd just read it, I feel I can already recommend Divergent  as well as Looking For Alaska by John Green and, finally, Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher. I actual only have 2 of the 5 in my house at the moment as I've been spreading the love of these books around have loaned them out to friends (even Divergent that I only finished a few days ago)!

I really hope you enjoyed this tag and decide to have a go yourself. Being a book related post, I don't know who will really be interested in answering this tag so of course I will tag all of you and if you decide to attempt it yourself, leave the link in the comments and I will definitely have a nosy. However, I'm going to tag everyone in the Book Lovers Network aswell as Lauryn aka Lauryn's Notebook who I know loves books just as much as I do!

Hope you're doing great,

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I've seen this floating around the blogosphere for some time now but not really understood what it was about but the lovely Lucy from Make Up Your Mind has nominated me and I found out that it's and award for bloggers who don't have many followers or are new to the blogging world and allows more people to discover their blog. It's a way of some complimenting your blog so thank you Lucy! Part of the award is to answer some questions that the person who nominated you has set so here we go!

1. Favourite book?
It has to be Where Things Come Back by Corey Whaley. That book is amazing! When writing this, I actually thought I'd done an in depth review of this book and I was quite annoyed at myself when I realised I actually haven't so if you want to see a full review so you may be able to see why I keep going on with this book let me know!

2. 3 Products you can't live without?
Foundation, lipsitick and bronzer.

3. Favourite Recipe?
Mini apple tarts which I've actually posted a recipe for in Autumn which you can find here.

4. Why did you start blogging? 
Well I already had tumblr which was like my thing and I didn't know many people at my school who had it. But then many of them started to discover it so I moved on to other websites to have something more personal. I'm also a big lover of writing and I always found myself writing out pages on subject matters and I felt like they shouldn't just sit in a note book or in a Word document but should be published. I wanted my blog to be a bunch of my opinions on certain issues as well as sort of advice but then the beauty and life style bloggers came along and ruined my life!

5. What Country do you live in? 
I live in the UK.

6. Favourite lipsitck? 
If you are a keen reader of my blog you will probably know that it's the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in #09.

7. Favourite youtuber/blogger and why? 
It's hard to pinpoint one but for a beauty youtuber, I think Estee (Essiebutton) is great! She makes beauty funny which I love! Blogger, I love so many to choose so instead of spending about half an hour delibirating my favourite, I'm going to leave it!

8. Countries you'd like to visit?
Certain places in Austrailia are deifinates along with Germany and Dubai.

9. Favourite skin care product? 
My Good Things Cleanser is amazing!

10.  Favourite, if any, high end make-up?
The only high end make-up I own at this moment in time is the Mac Fix+ and I love it so it'll have to be that!

11.. What are your hobbies?
Aside from blogging, writing and reading are big hobbies of mine along with the odd bit of textiles.

Now here are 10 questions for my nominees!

1. What kind of music are you into?
2. What is you're favourite thing to blog about?
3. Name one of your best memories?
4. What makes you happy?
5. How and Why did you start blogging?
6. do you prefer a neautral make up look or bright and bold?
7. What was the last beauty item you bought?
8. What is your dream job?
9. Who's your inspiration?
10. Who are some of your favourite bloggers?

I've decided to nominate:
Poppy aka Luna's Lens
Hope you're doing great,

One thing on the feedback I got on my survey so far is my favourites and book posts. I feel I'm doing OK with the book posts and I'm working on he favourite posts starting with now! My favourites still won't be monthly as I always seem quite forced if I have to have favourites by a certain time but, coincidentally, my favourites tie in with the end of January so here is what I've been currently loving!

Marc Jacobs 'Daisy': This was a present I got for Christmas along with the shower gel and perfume and I've been loving it ever since. It's such a perfect smell and it's such a fresh smell. I started wearing this everyday but the price I paid I don't think I could afford to do that! Either way I still love it and will be using it sparingly but still as often as possible!

Collection Longer Lash Mascara: This (obviously) is a lengthening mascara and it works wonders! I didn't think this would actually be that good because of how cheap it is and I also thought it felt like a free mascara you get in a magazine but I take that back because it's great!

Garnier Moisture Match Moisturiser For Dry Skin: I've been using this for a while now; I started using it as an everyday moisturiser but recently I've been using it as a make-up base which has been working great as it hides almost all of my dry patches.  It has quite a thick consistency but after about 10 minutes, it's ready to have me put foundation over the top. I wouldn't definitely not recommend it to anyone with less than dry/very dry skin as it would be heavy and greasy on the skin but, for me, I love it!

Revlon Lip Butter #001 'Pink Truffle':  I love my brown toned nudes and so of course I would love this. I've got to say that I do have a love/ hate relationship with this product. You see, I'm not a glossy kind of person and I do find this very glossy. It also being nearly £8, I think I personally think is ridiculous when you get such little product. But saying that, I always find myself wearing this and putting it into my handbag when I'm off out.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth: This is the second book in my Divergent series and I loved it just as much as the first one! I'm currently, and almost finished, the last book in the series so I want to try and save all opinions for my full review that I'm planning (Let me know if you'd like to see that!) but I thought I'd still include it to tell you to please go and read this! If you're a fan of the Hunger Games, you'll love this!

So that's all my current favourites at the moment! What have you been loving lately? Or have you tried any of the products I've mentioned? 
Hope you're doing great,

There are so many apps out there that can stop a stream of boredom or are great in certain situations so I thought I'd choose some of my favourite apps for many different things such as games, reading etc. (shout out to the huge scratch on my iPod screen.

1. WattPad.
Maybe if you're on a spending ban or just want something different to read, Wattpad is perfect! It gives you free books written by unpublished authors. This is great to discover new stories and maybe even get inspiration for your own writing. To start off with, it can be quite tedious trying to find a book perfect for you but once you've found a hidden gem it's great. Most of the authors also update it monthly so there's no pressure to read it all at once and it saves where you've left off the last time you've read!

2. Bloglovin'.
How could I not include this! It's the perfect way to keep up to date with your favourite bloggers and I find the layout perfect! It also love how you can like posts also see 'friend activity' of what blogs you follow have been loving and could really help you to discover new blogs. I don't know where I'd be without Bloglovin' (even though it's not been working for the pat few weeks but we won't dwell on that).

3. Wondercorn.
This was a game created by the amazing Wonder Forest. When I first downloaded this game, I couldn't really get into it as it was ridiculously hard but when I rediscovered I really got to into and I've got to say, it's very addictive!

4. Instagram.
I absolutely love Instagram as you might be able to tell seeing as I have two accounts! It's such a great way to display your life in pictures and I just love how you can find inspiration or just amazing looking photos!

5. Pinterest.
Speaking of inspiration, this has been the website I've turned to for inspiration for my art. It's been better seeing as my school have their own art Pinterest! You can type anything and they'll be pictures that will be perfect for you. I also love how you split your pins up into boards and categorise them. I like because it keeps thing neat!

Of course, there's a lot more apps that I love but these are just a few of my favourites so maybe I'll do a second part to this post? Let me know what you think and some of your favourite apps!
Hope you're ok,
I have been wanting to write a few blog posts about books more this year and I thought of starting to do a kind of empties for books aka Recently Read. This is would probably instead of full blown book reviews which I would love to know your honest opinion on if you prefer a few books in one post (like the following post) or to do a more in depth review or maybe a mixture? Please please let me know how you feel!
So this is kind of like a test run and this is the first 'Recently Read' post.

Hunger Games by Suzzanne Collins: Yes, I had been yet to read The Hunger Games books and I regret it so much! I feel like I've been making up for lost time by not being able to last a day without talking about it or thinking about it! So as you can guess I enjoyed this series. Focusing on the first book; it was a great start to the series and thoughout the book hooked me in further. Suzzane Collins, the author, is the Queen of Cliffhangers and there was many nights where I had to reluctantly drag myself away from the book and spending the rest of the sleepless night not being able to sleep because of how excited I would be to be able read it again. I did find the first book was slightly ruined as I had already watched the first film and so knew what was going to happen but when something not mentioned in the film as mentioned in the book, it excited me to see something slightly different. As for the the second book Catching Fire, I put off seeing the film before reading the book to try and get a better experience from the book but even then people gave away to story line. The final book, Mockingjay,  I could enjoy the most as the film is yet to be released and most people had not read the last book or if they had, as a fellow reader, the would know how painful it can be to have the story ruined. I had been yet to shed a tear at the books which did surprise me and is one of the ways I do judge who a book is but I did shed a slight tear during this one. I felt the book and series ended well; tying up loose ends and knowing how everything you really wanted to know turned out. I would go into more of the plot of the story but being a series, I would probably end up giving too much away and I'm sure nearly everyone knows what the hunger games is. My favourite of the three, I have to say was the first one but I do love them all or different reasons and I do recommend to the final few people to read this book to read it and not to make the same mistake I did and leave it too long! If you have already read this book, a similar book to read is the next one I'm going to talk about which is Divergent.

Divergent by Veronica Roth: This is quite similar to the Hunger Games with them both being dystopian novels but I love this book in so many different ways. It is the first of three and it is amazing first book! It's about a girl who lives in a society that is split into 5 factions; Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). which each represent different traits. When they are born, they say in the same faction as their parents and live like they do until there 16 when they put in a simulation which is like a personality test to see which faction they best suit and they are later allowed to chose in a ceremony which faction they will join- if they will stay in the same faction as there parents or move away. Beatrice, or as she's later known as tris, is born in Abnegation where they wear grey clothes and don't look in the mirror. You can tell early on that she doesn't feel right in the Abnegation which makes you wonder which faction will she choose? I wouldn't class this as a spoiler as it happens wuite early on and you'd be able to tell that she would choose the complete opposite of what she is used to otherwise it wouldn't make a very interesting book! That faction is Dauntless where she has to learn a different way of life including how to fight. A book would not be complete without a love story either. I can't decided whether I prefer this book to the Hunger Games but who says I have to decide! I like them both for different reasons and I just love the story to this one and how the story progress. It was really easy to paint pictures as to how things would look including other characters in the book. One criticism is that they don't mention a lot about the other factions during the book and I actually forgot there as Amity I don't think it's really mentioned through the duration of the book but I really do love it and seeing as it is the first of three books, I still have time to get to know the other factions. I have already ordered the other two and I'll be sure to let you know how I like them.

This seems like a quick, mainly text, post but I hope you enjoyed it none the less. Again, please let me know how you like these posts; whether you prefer these or full reviews or a mixture!
Hope you're doing great,