Saturday, 30 April 2016

April Favourites

This months is a fairly short favourites post but I missed March out due to my favourites being too long!  This month I have been loving some TV Shows that have popped back into my life again as well as some other awesome things!

~ Music ~
Troye Sivan

Who doesn't love a bit of Troye Sivan?  I have been listening to so much of his music at the moment.  Some of my friends and I went to see him live and wow was he amazing?!  It's taken me a while, but I have found my favourites on his album; for him, youth, talk me down and cool!

~ Fashion ~

Checked Skirt // H&M

Lately I have been wearing a red checked skirt from H&M, I just think it suits my body type and is comfortable to wear.  I find it so easy to dress up with heeled boots and a black coat or dress down with a denim jacket.

~ TV ~

Life Unexpected
This month I released I hadn't actually watched season 2 of Life Unexpected, which was well...unexpected! (ahaha)  Anyway I wanted to re-watch the whole of season 1 again since the last time I watched it was last summer and I needed something to easily binge watch that I didn't need 100% concentrate on.  I ended up watching the 2 seasons within one week!  It is a very cheesy teen drama programme and I did find myself cringing at some scenes but I just couldn't not watch it, it was so easy to watch and addictive. 

Bates Motel
Oh My God!  Bates Motel just gets better and better as the episodes go on.  Since I have caught up and season 4 is coming out with weekly episodes and it is always the time of the week that I look forward to do.  This season is definitely a lot more darker and you are getting to know what really happened in Norman's childhood.  I don't want to give anything away yet but I would say it is definitely my favourite show at the moment.

Orphan Black
When I saw that Netflix put season 3 of Orphan Black on I was so excited to see where the show was heading, I watched the season within a week.  Now Netflix has taken over the BBC Drama for season 4 and weekly episodes are being released.  If you don't know, the programme is a science fiction thriller drama series about clones, focusing on Sarah Manning.  If you are into something that keeps you concentrated, is highly thrilling and is a bit different, you'll love Orphan Black.  Tatiana Maslany, who plays all the clones, is an extremely good actress and you her talent is definitely highlighted in this programme.

~ YouTube ~

Helen Anderson

I saw Helen in her band, Box of Light, last January with Izzy but recently I subscribed to her vlogging channel which she uploads on daily with 5-8 minute daily vlogs and I have been loving them so much!  I have been watching her vlogs every day since the end of March and they're just something I look forward to see in my subscription box.  I love how she films and edits them, as well as the length of them because I don't have enough time to watch a 30 minute daily vlog every day.


Myself and my friend, Harleen, went on a day trip to York city at the start of this month as we were both thinking about going to York University and we wanted a look around the area.  Even though it was raining and not the best weather, I had an amazing time and would definitely go back again.   It was definitely a day I want to remember.

So we have just done a 1/3 of the year, how crazy is that!  I hope you all have had an amazing April and that May only gets better for you all, enjoy your bank holiday!


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Troye Sivan Concert 2016

So yesterday myself and several of my friends had tickets to see Troye Sivan in his last gig in the UK of his Blue Neighbourhood Tour.  

We knew it was going to be mega busy as the concert sold out extremely quickly and since we had standing tickets we got in line at around 1:30pm.

We had 4 hours and a half to wait until they opened the doors and let us in but we somehow managed to make it go by fairly quickly, with multiple loo trips, grabbing a Costa and ordering a pizza.

Anyway, the concert itself was out of this world crazy!  It was seriously amazing, one of the best nights of my life.

Astrid S was supporting Troye and I have heard some of her songs before and knew I liked her, so it was cool to get to see her live too.

And the one and only Troye came on at around 8pm (so 6 and a half hours after we arrived!) and it was so worth the wait.  We weren't crazy close and we did have a couple of people who seemed like 6 foot in front of us but when we saw Troye he was actually quite close.

I definitely recommend that if you ever get the chance to see Troye in concert, take the offer because he was amazing!

Can I just say how amazing he was at performing his songs live!  It is crazy to see him live after years of watching his YouTube videos.  Youth was the last song he played and I think it might have been my favourite that he performed!

I hope everyone is enjoying their last day of the weekend and this week was good to all of you!


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Review || Halsey Mac Lipstick

First Thoughts
When I heard about Halsey releasing her limited Mac lipstick I knew it wouldn't be a typical lipstick colour!  When I saw it was a slate blue grey colour I thought it was so cool!  I wasn't sure if it would suit me but because I love Halsey and it is a limited edition I thought why not and I would treat myself.  The consistency and appliance is amazing, but I am just unsure whether it actually suits me.

If you own any Mac lipsticks you will know the formula is amazing and so easy to apply.  The only problem with this particular lipstick is the colour of it.  You need to be pretty precise with a slate grey blue lipstick and I don't own any lip liner in this colour to help me.  Other than that it is just as good as any other Mac lipstick.

How long it lasts
It is like any other matte mac lipsticks; it lasts for hours!  I tested at home first because I didn't want to wear it out without knowing when I should top it up.  It seems to last a good 4 hours plus, that's including drinking and eating which I thought was pretty good!

How to style it
I would style it with a basic simple face, just something natural as the statement of the make up will be the lip product obviously!  But if I was going 'out out' I would probably have a cool toned smokey eye to complement the cool tone of the lips.


Extra Thoughts...
The lipstick is not drying which is what I hate in some matte lipsticks!  I always moisturise my lips and use a scrub to make sure the lipstick doesn't look or isn't too drying on them; even after a couple of hours the lipstick wasn't patchy, tight or drying on the lips.

If you're brave enough, definitely!

Hope everyone has had a good week!  I saw 5SOS live on Thursday but I forgot to take my camera and my phone photos weren't that brilliant so I couldn't do a post like I planned, but I am seeing Troye Sivan next weekend so hopefully I'll get enough photos for a post!


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

A Week in Photos || March

250316 - 310316
The week when I saw The Vamps and went on holiday to Cornwall

25th March

27th March

28th March

30th March

31st March

Hopefully I get to do one of these types of posts each month as a little summary of some of the things I have got up to


Sunday, 10 April 2016

The Liebster Awards #2

I had so many posts planned for this past two weeks but I have had so little spare time, but be assured I will be posting more actively now.

Amanda kindly tagged me in the Liebster Awards, which I have already done here, but because of the nature of the tag it is different every time as the blogger asks 10 questions, so here I am going to be answering Amanda's 10 questions, which are so creative, I love them!  I could not not answer them!!

1. What do you consider the most happiest moment of your life?

I'm not 100% sure to what my most happiest moment so far is, I have had loads of amazing experiences that caused happiness but I couldn't pin point a particular moment that sticks out from everything just yet.  
However, one that comes close to is when I went to Japan.  I was so happy and excited about the whole experience because it was something I have been wanting to so since I was a little kid, I had never gone on a long-haul flight or gone outside of Europe before.  

2. Tell us about your current obsession

Oh gosh!  Which one?  I think my current music obsession is still The 1975.  I have been listening to this band for years now and their most recent album which is titled I Like it When You Sleep, For You Are so Beautiful Yet so Unaware of it, is absolutely amazing.  It has been out now for just over a month and it is still being played on repeat.  I got to see the band live a couple of weeks ago and I wrote a blog post on it here.  If you haven't listened to a song of theirs you are seriously missing out.

If someone shazamed you what would you be?
I love this question!  Tbh I will probably change all the time but right now I am thinking probably The Sound by The 1975 or Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots oh and maybe The Middle by Jimmy Eat World.  Haha I told you I wouldn't be able to be just one song!  If I had to choose out of those three though, it would probably be The Sound by The 1975.

What is your Hogwarts House?
Right, I did the test/quiz thing ages ago now but back then apparently I was just about Gryffindor, but literally by one mark as it was closely followed by Slytherin!  I don't know how that happened but I might try it again some time soon and see if it is still the same!

What's one fictional character I could see myself in?
Usually I just see myself being friends or being alongside the characters especially in movies or TV shows.  When I was younger and obsessed with a TV show I would try a match up the fictional characters with myself and my friends.  But to actually answer the question I would love to be a drama and/or adventure fictional character though something like Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger or maybe a girl out of PLL where nothing is boring!

What's the one thing that always makes you feel better?

Music.  Music.  Music.  If I ever feel down or sad etc I just plug my earphones in and play my music to shut out the world.

If you could share a taxi with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
That's such a good question, different to the usual!  Just one person?  That's going to be hard to narrow down!  I think I would choose a dead person because you don't often get a chance to share a taxi with someone who is dead now do you!?  I'd probably choose John Lennon. I have loved The Beatles pretty much all my life, especially when I did a medley performance to them when I was 11 or 12 in my theatre group.  I would love to ask about the stuff he got up to that the public doesn't know about.

Tell us about a petty fear of your
Snakes. I don't particularly know when this came about but all of a sudden my fear of snakes started and it grows and grows all the time.  I hate them so much that my fear of spiders has actually shrunk!

If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
I would give her the advice of not caring what the hell others think about you!  When I got to Secondary School, I started to become really shy in class and not the loud bubbly person I used to be, which I was in primary.  I think I would have enjoyed school so much more if  I didn't care how I came across to people and just be myself.

What's one item of clothing that always makes you feel confident?

If you class shoes as clothing I would choose either my chunky black heeled boots or my black laced heels mainly because they make my legs look a lot longer haha!

I am more than aware that this post is insanely long so I am sorry if I bored you, I doubt you even got down this far!  Anyway I just want to say a massive thank you to Amanda because I love your blog posts, especially the travel ones!

Anyway, I would like to tag Nicole , Harel and anyone else who fancies it!  I love these girls blogs definitely a couple of my favourites so here are my 10 questions

1. If you could relive any part of your life, which part would it be?
2.  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
3. What is your number one most favourite album?
4.  What's your favourite memory of your school life?
5.  What's your favourite past time?
6.  What's the difference between your younger self and the person you are today, or is there none?
7.  Who's your celebrity crush?
8. What was the last song you listened to (and don't lie!)?
9.  Why did you start your blog?
10. Tell me about your favourite place/country?

Again, sorry for this post being so rambley and long but the next post will be more picture based!