Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Live On The Other Side.


What are you afraid of?
This is not unheard of. 
Nothing's how it wasn't always meant to be, always meant to be.

Always meant to be. 

I used to be scared, I used to be like you.
I used to care, then I came unglued.
Well, it's something we all have to learn to do.

I used to be scared, I used to be like you.
I used to care, then I came unglued, unglued.


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Tonight alive were so perfect last night.
It was my first time seeing them live and I knew they would be good, but not on that level. 
The whole show was filled good vibes and amazing music.
They are all so ridiculously talented and now I just want to see them again. I am so in love with them all, it's stupid.


Much love.
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Listening to: State Champs- Elevated.


  
Tonight Alive- The Other Side


Tonight Alive- Wasting Away                                      Tonight Alive- What Are You So Scared Of?

Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Crafting.


IT'S MY FAVOURITE DAY OF THE YEAR!!
Today we visited an adorable little pumpkin farm hidden in the village of Slindon. They had hundreds of different squash/pumpkins and even made a picture out of them! 
I especially loved this little one pac-man ghost shaped one!


Possibly one of my favourite Halloween traditions is obviously pumpkin carving.
Last year I made Jack Skellington this year I decided to go for the more cute-sy kind of pumpkin.
He's got little moon eyes and a big fat smile, and I reckon he's adorable, and I'll be sad to him go. 



I also like to do some form of baking at halloween. I don't really know why -but this year I found these little witches feet to stick into cakes.
i made plain vanilla cupcakes, added purple buttercream icing and gave them feet.
they're very yummy.

I'm probably the only 21 year old not going out tonight, so because plans fell apart, I'll be sat inside watching the Scream movies, The Craft (which p.s is easily in my top 3 favourite films) and endless amounts of Tim Burton movies. Or maybe just do an American Horror Story marathon.
But I'll be wearing my cat ears to make it all seem a bit more Halloween-ey.

Much love.
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Listening to: R5- Heart Made Up On You.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Review | My Little Box October 2014



A couple of days ago, I received my second edition of My Little Box. And it's a good-un.

Last month I reviewed the first ever edition of the UK's MLB and I was so impressed, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next box.
Each month has it's own theme, and while September's was more of a "welcome-to-all-things-french" kind of box, October sees the Parisienne company teaming up with the absolute icon that is Diane Von Furstenburg!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Right Back At It Again.



Wow.
I've gone a month without blogging again.
I don't know. I've not been myself lately, I won't go into detail.
I've spent some time in Brighton -been to a few concerts.

The 1975 were fantastic as always. I saw them at the Alexandra Palace in London with my brother. My brother had never seen them before and I had never seen them at a venue that holds more than 300 people. Ally Pally holds over 7,000. And they had TWO sold out shows there.
I am incredibly proud of them. Considering the first I saw them was 4 years. they were supporting One Night Only in a tiny club in a corner of Brighton. Me and my 2 friends were the only ones that knew them and the only ones that were interested in them.
Now they're selling out huge venues in the capital.

The following day we travelled to Brighton to see some of my favourites- The Maine. A band who are to ridiculously talented for their own good.
Nick Santino was supporting and it was kind of strange seeing perform solo (I've only ever seen him in A Rocket To The Moon) but was fantastic none the less.
Also supporting was Lydia, a band who I've heard of but only know one song of. They were very good and I enjoyed their set immensely.

A week later we went back to Brighton to see The Vamps.
I saw them supporting Mcfly last year (see here and here) and they have a similar approach to their live shows as McFly do, but with their own twist.
Supporting was E of E, a band who I've seen supporting multiple people throughout the year. I won't talk about them too much as I like to focus on the positives on this blog. I guess I just don't really like them all that much...
Next was Luke Friend. I raved about him on my "Ones To Watch" List and supported him all throughout X factor last year. He's going to go far. I can feel it.
Also supporting was Nina Nesbitt. I know the name but none of her songs. She was very good through and would highly suggest checking her out.


Well this is very wordy and not very picture-y. That's not a word.
I posted a few videos on my instagram page here.

I'm sorry i've been gone. Like I said I haven't been feeling myself. And the blog posts I do write, I delete because I really dislike them.
But October's here now, which means Halloween and an endless amount of Tim Burton movies. So I'm kind of in my comfort zone.

I have a couple of beauty reviews coming up soon! I promise they'll be up within the next 2 weeks!


Much love.
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Listening to: Citizen- Speaking With A Ghost.


  
              The Maine-We'll All Be (Feat. Nick Santino & Lydia)                              The Maine- Into Your Arms

 
The Maine- Vanilla

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Review | My Little Box September 2014 (UK Launch)

My Little Box -September 2014

About a year ago, a friend of mine introduced me to beauty boxes. Glossybox, and Birchbox were the two she liked best and therefore, recommended them to me.  I decided to try them out and at first I really enjoyed receiving them each month.
However, after about 6 months or so, I started to become less impressed with what I was receiving and I wasn't really using the products.
I still have a cheeky peek each month to see what people are getting from them -but very rarely do I decide to order that months box.

When I first started thinking of cancelling the beauty boxes, I looked online to see what other monthly subscriptions were available. That's when I came across My Little Box.
At the time (this was maybe 6 months ago or so) they only delivered to France and I think a couple of other countries in Europe....now they've brought it overseas to Britain!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Fireflies & Make Believe.


 Wednesday was my 21st birthday. I'm not sure how I'm 21 already nor how I made it, but I am and I did.
I had a day off work Wednesday as well, so naturally it meant a trip up to the capital was in order

 When we got there, we travelled straight to Oxford Circus to visit Liberty and Carnaby Street.
A brandy Melville recently opened up on Carnaby and I love their clothes so I had a little rumage around.
After a quick look around Regent Street and a starbucks, we travelled to Camden.


Camden Market is a part of London I've never visited before, but so many people told I would love it up there that I figured I needed to go.
My friends were right of course -I did love it.
I got lost -literally lost- in all the weird and wonderful gothic-y hippy stuff they were.
If you've ever been to Camden, you will know that its basically one massive maze of market stalls. We got so lost we ended up spending about 5 hours there.
If you're into things that you won't find anywhere else, Camden is the place to go.
I picked up some cool, unique bits for myself. And we also found this little photobooth whilst there.

After Camden, we got the tube down to Covent garden to go get some pizza before making our way home.

In all, I had a great 21st birthday. I'm not sure how I made it and I still feel like I should be about 15.
I also still look about 15 cause once again it's the time of year when all the customers ask if I'm back at school or college yet. It's always funny watching their faces when they find out my real age.
To be honest, it's got  to a point where I'm surprised if someone doesn't think I'm 15.

Much love.
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Listening to: 5 Seconds Of Summer -  Long Way Home (Live at Itunes Festival)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

"You Will Skate Between Stars And Surf On Clouds."


Original Photo: Glen E Friedman

It's been about 24 hours since I heard the news that Jay Adams had died. And I'm still waiting for someone to tell me it's some kind of sick joke, that it's all a lie, that he's fine and surfing some big-ass waves somewhere. I don't think that anyone's going to tell me that though...

The second I watched Dogtown and Z-boys I was hooked. I wanted to know more. I needed to learn about these crazy kids from Venice. Their way of life had (and still does have) me obsessed. Then the Lords of Dogtown film came out. Which I've watched more times than any of you need to know. 

Jay Adams, yeah, he was the one that interested me the most.
I'm not sure why. But whatever it was, he had a massive impact on my life.

He made me face my fears by picking up a skateboard and teaching myself to skate. Ok, so I'm no where near the best skater -but he made me realise its ok to fall and get hurt, just to get straight back up. 
Hell, if he hadn't existed skateboarding probably wouldn't either.
He changed the world when he was still a teenager.

He didn't care about the whole commercial side of skateboarding.
He just had this total Fuck You attitude to that side of things.
I think that's pretty cool. And I also think that's pretty rare.
Especially now. Everyone seems obsessed with that part of life. 

I don't want to live like that. 
Jay didn't. He did what he loved and his love was enough. 

It's not just skating though.
He taught  me to be this weird wacky-ass kid and not give a shit what people thought. 
You know, just do what you love and not give a damn.
That it's ok to listen to punk music, to pull crazy rat faces, to not be like the other kids.

I hope there's some empty pools up there for you to skate, Jay.
And thank you. For changing my life. For everything.
I hope to live a life full of love and spontaneity, and be as unpredictable as you were.
You crazy kid.