Beauty favourites were a bit thin on the ground, last month, but I did do quite a bit of reading so I’ve shared this video between reading recommendations and beautifying tips. The Anne Tyler book (here) is just a beautifully gentle, slow-paced novel, examining the relationships within a family and gradually revealing more and more about their backstory. It’s not a “page-turner” (that’s not really what Anne Tyler does) but I still looked forward to getting back to it every night before bed – it made me very contemplative and appreciative of my own family and friends.
I’ve only just started Emma Cline’s The Girls (here) but already I’m hooked. It’s set to be quite a dark read, I think – I have tried not to look at any reviews (it’s getting a lot of publicity), but from what I gather it’s about a murderous Charles Manson-esque cult. Gritty subject matter, but the writing style, so far at least, is totally engaging – shrewd and observant but with a certain softness. I’ll report back when I’ve finished, but I think that this will be a great summer read, if you’re after one.
On with the video! A list of favourites can be found by scrolling down the page, if you don’t want to sit through my waffling…
A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler: http://amzn.to/29KoKb0
David Sedaris: http://amzn.to/29yK8OH
The Girls, Emma Cline: http://amzn.to/29CpdOe
Alpine Ear Plugs: http://amzn.to/29t2yAM
YSL Saharienne Bronzing Stones: http://bit.ly/29t341I
L’Oreal Paris Sexy Balm Shade 102, Gossip: http://amzn.to/29t2UY0
First Aid Beauty Serum: http://amzn.to/29rPJKt
Alpha H Beauty Sleep Power Peel: https://www.amodelrecommends.com/2016/…
Dirty Works Cucumber Eye Pads: http://goo.gl/TVELXz
© 2018 A Model Recommends®: all opinions are my own and any sponsored or paid posts will always be clearly marked as an AD in the title. I accept press samples and receive product and services to review as part of my job. *Outbound links are affiliate links, which means that I receive a very small percentage of any sale made. This does not affect my content in any way and does not cost you anything, but you are most welcome to Google the products on a new page if you prefer. Please see here for full "about" section and disclaimer. A Model Recommends and Ruth Crilly are registered trademarks.