Saturday, 15 November 2014

My Current Top Music Picks...

Lately I seem to be listening to about 100% more music than I used to purely because I've been on a lot of long journeys and its an easy way of blocking out distractions when trying to rush my homework in college (stay in school kids). So I thought I'd share with you what I've been listening to lately!

 Lets start of with the most obvious choice. If you follow me on twitter (which you should) you'll know how totally fan girl I've been lately but OH MY GOD this album is just a piece of pure art work! it some how manages to be totally different to what Taylor has ever done before, but still the same in that the lyrics are still totally on point and relatable. I also love the range of the album from "I'm so in love" tracks, to "I don't need no man" tracks. Basically I just love the new Taylor, I love what she stands for and how she dresses and her interviews and everything else. If you haven't the heard the new album you reaaally need to, even if you aren't normally a fan I think the album will appeal to a lot of people!

My favourite tracks are-
  • blank space
  • out of the woods
  • I know places
  • clean
  • new romantics (my new girl power anthem)


On the opposite end of the spectrum, I've started to really like King Krule lately. His album 6 feet beneath the moon is pretty much on repeat at the moment. Theres just something about his voice that I really love, its like gritty but calming at the same time.

My favourite tracks are-
  • easy easy
  • baby blue
  • out getting ribs

I love Banks so much and her album really didn't let me down. The beats mixed with her emotional lyrics just build up such good tracks. Also her voice is like chocolate, fancy super smooth chocolate. The album is genuinely a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from "I'm so fab" to "gonna cry forever" If you haven heard of banks, 1)you're missing out, 2)listen now!

My favourite tracks are-
  • waiting game
  • warm water
  • you should know where I'm coming from (this track is like my fave song at the moment, its so beautiful I could cry)
  • someone new
  • beggin for thread

I think I'm in love with George Ezra. Like its really getting worrying but I'm obsessed with everything about him. I finally got his album last week and I haven't really listened to anything else since. His voice is so deep and manly and beautiful but his lyrics are so sweet and just AHHH. Just like 1989 this album has so much range from really cheerful tracks like listen to the man, to really dark tracks like its just my skin. You'll probably have heard his song Budapest (if you haven't, where've you been??) but honestly I think there are much better tracks than that on the album so its definitely definitely worth a listen!

My favourite tracks are-
  • listen to the man
  • leaving it up to you
  • breakaway
  • da vinci riot police
  • stand by your gun
  • all the other tracks on the album
  • basically the whole album is golden
There's also been a lot of other songs I've been obsessing over lately but mainly the new 1975 song 'medicine'

I just cant handle it. It makes me want to be in a movie where I meet eyes with a handsome man and its all slow motion and heart eyes ahh.

What've you been listening to lately? Give me suggestions below!

If you want to see what im listening to or listen to my playlists you can follow me on spotify HERE

Hope you're all doing ok xo

Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Day In My Life~ Halloween...

I haven't blogged for over a month... sorrrry. There's several reasons behind this, I've just had a lot going on lately and work and laziness. But here I am!

Halloween has just passed and im kinda sad that its gone! I love Halloween so much, so I thought I'd show you what I got up to/my costume etc!

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The first thing I do everyday when I wake up is put music on, I actually use 8tracks more than my own iPod as it's nice always finding new songs. My Halloween morning was sound tracked mainly by this Lykke Li song that im addicted to!

That morning I was actually planning on writing a blog post, but I got Netflix and have become incurably addicted to American horror story so instead I started series 2! Anyone else watch AHS?
Windy day!

While I watched AHS I got ready for the day and put on a little makeup just so I looked presentable. On Halloween I actually had plans to meet my friend for a costa so I got ready for that and went out into the cold. I wore my fave outfit at the moment- black jeans, black jumper and my camel coat.
You can listen to the playlist HERE
When I arrived home I suddenly had an urge to listen to some old music so I made a playlist of all my vintage classics or new songs that sound vintage. So its basically a lottttt of Fleetwood mac!
At about 4pm I started getting ready to go out to a party. So I washed my hair using my usual aussie shampoo. I went as my spirit animal Wednesday Addams for Halloween, so I made sure to part my hair exactly down the middle and kept it as straight and sleek as possible when blowdrying.
Also a moment of appreciation for my Winnie the Pooh onesie, best. thing. ever.
 Soon after my best friend and getting-ready companion Chloe arrived to get hyped up and help each other get ready. Getting ready with a friend makes every party 10x better!

Tate Langdon and Wednesday Addams foreverr

Makeup time! For my skin-I did my normal face makeup but then powdered with a white powder to make my face even more pale than it already it. I also did my normal brow routine.

For my contour- I used a mix of a Clinique's stone violet- a matte grey/purple eyeshadow, and my usual sleek face form palette so my face looked more hollow and ghoulish and to avoid being bronzed.

For my eyes- I patted 'corrupt'- a matte black eyeshadow from the MUA undress me too palette all over my eyelid and then intensified the look by building up the darkness in my crease and adding a shimmery charcoal colour over the top. I later added some cat-eye liner to make it all even darker.

For my lips- I applied topshop's 'beguiled' which is a really dark, matte wine colour and then a black eyeshadow over the top to seal it in and make my lips ridiculously dark.

Chloe used her insane talent and a lot of face paint to recreate Tate Langdon's skull makeup from American horror story. SHE IS A GENIUS.

My outfit-
Black wedges-Primark

Chloe's outfit-
Leather Jacket-H&M
black jeans-Tesco (we are bargain hunterz)
she also used a white chalk to draw ribs onto her black t-shirt
Literally plan on wearing this outfit forever. All black, everyday. I had the best night with all my friends, and then did it all again the day after!

Tell me about your Halloween! What did you do? What did you go as?