'Me Before You' By Jojo Moyes Review

Hello Lovelies!

It has been quite a while since I have written a book review on here! With the film release of 'Me Before You' last week, I thought I would share with you my thoughts on the book.

After the novel hit the shelves in 2012, I heard nothing but glowing reviews, so I leapt at the chance to delve in. And I was not disappointed!

Following quirky 26 year-old Louisa Clarke, she finds herself redundant after comfortably working in her local cafe for the last 6 years. Unqualified and unambitious, she struggles finding new work in her tedious "sleepy market" town. Still living with her parents, she lives an average life, with an average boyfriend, in an average town.
Until she unsuspectingly is hired as a carer for disabled Will Traynor. Once a successful, wealthy young man who enjoyed all aspects of his life, he is now paralysed from the neck down after a tragic accident. Resentful, and full of anger, Will is a bitter and harsh man. He feels he is living a monotonous, doomed existence compared to his previous life in the fast-lane until Lou bursts into his world in a riot of colour. 

What started off as a mutual dislike, develops through the novel into an unlikely friendship as they both fight for how they think the other should live. “Shoved up so hard against someone else’s life,” she reflects, “forces you to rethink your idea of who you are.”

Jojo Moyes writing is utterly stunning. Every choice and emotion sharply and humorously observed, she tells a 'real-life' love story that is emotional, funny and deeply compelling. The normalcy of Moyes voice, never 'lofty' or pretentious often found in literary best-sellers, however not cheap or unrefined, shines through brilliantly. Relatable and brutally honest characters, this novel is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. With that, Moyes ignites them with life and is unapologetic about displaying their flaws.

It seems unlikely that after spending the last 100 pages or so utterly sobbing my heart out, that I immediately wanted to re-read it. The tissues are a given, but these are not always for the sad moments! I often chuckled out loud at Lou and Will's stark conversations, with the introducing of foreign films, advanced literature and childhood stories.

Its not a typical fairytale, but it is an affair that stays with you long after you turn the last page... and more than just your abundance of tear-stained tissues! It has been a long time since I have been so moved by a novel, feeling such a deep connection to the story

Yes, this is a love story, but it conveys such a bigger picture than that. It teaches you the real meaning of 'living' and the harsh truths of it. That 'half-happy' just isn't good enough, and that you should always want more.

Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought. Or maybe if you've seen the film? I'd also like to know if you'd like to see more book reviews. 

All My Love


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The Secret To Naturally Whiter Teeth || OSHUN White

Hello Lovelies!
For as long as I can remember, I have always been self conscious about my smile. It's not that there is anything particularly wrong with my mouth; none of my teeth are crooked and they are pretty sparkly in colour, It's just something that always used to bother me.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of people I have spoken to about this seem to have felt the same as me. I remember a friend telling me they had spent £23 on a 'whitening toothpaste'. To me that is 1. Ridiculous, and 2. Incredibly damaging.

Don't get me wrong, everyone wants a breathtaking smile like Julia Roberts. But the fact is, the products you will find on the shelves in your supermarket or local Boots just won't cut it.

Firstly, they don't work. A 'whitening toothpaste' does not make your teeth whiter. They are designed to remove the most recent surface stains. Eg; your last espresso. However, they can't change the natural colour of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than a tooth's surface. Overall, your teeth are not whiter, brighter, or in any way improved.

Secondly, they are so so damaging. Your aim by using these products is to improve your teeth, but in actual fact, you are doing more damage than good. To remove surface stains, whitening toothpaste includes chemicals and peroxides that damage the enamel on your teeth, making them weaker, and more sensitive.

All this aside, we still want a million dollar smile. Which is exactly why I wanted to share my secrets with you. OSHUNwhite are passionate about natural health and beauty. Their goal is to help you feel great about yourself without resorting to chemical treatments.

Using the technique of oil pulling, it works to reduce the levels of harmful bacteria in the mouth. This naturally reduces plaque, whitens teeth and freshens breath.  Oil pulling has been practiced for thousands of years as part of the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda. Oshun white have refined the everyday oil pulling experience by providing the perfect amount of coconut oil, in convenient sachets, with 4 wonderful flavours.

I opted for spearmint, and after squeezing the contents of the sachet in my mouth, swill it around for 5-15 minutes. Its best to start off at 5 and gradually build up the length of time. Then you just spit the coconut oil into the bin. Easy as pie!

Oshun White also kindly send me their Copper Tongue Cleaner. Although our tongue takes up half of our mouth, it is majorly neglected in oral care. In fact, over 80% of bad breath is believed to be caused by bacteria which resides on the tongue. Research shows that copper is the most effective material due to its natural antibacterial properties. Its such a simple step that can be so easily incorporated into your routine.

With the Copper Tongue Cleaner retailing at only £5 and a box of 14 coconut oil sachets at only £20, this is an affordable, natural and healthier way to remove bacteria from your mouth and provide you with a whiter, brighter smile.

If you would like more information, or to purchase one of Oshun White's amazing products, click HERE. Also, don't for get to share a photo of your #OSHUNsmile using that hashtag so I can check out your pictures!

All My Love


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