With Apple being granted a camera blocking patent last year and the list of artist’s publicly calling out fans who record shows ever growing, camera phones at gigs have increasingly become a controversial and debated topic in the technology-saturated music scene of today. Although I can sympathise with many of the ‘cameras at gigs’ defenders, the “I paid for a ticket I can do what I like” argument is true to a certain extent but not when it’s impacting on other gig goers and from my personal experience, it definitely does. Continue reading
I’m back at uni and that means one thing, making my flatmate, who also has a blog you should check out, sort out the mess that is my current hair. We set the bar high this time, going for the most challenging look that we’ve ever attempted with a purple ombre. I didn’t particularly want to put bleach on my already damaged hair, so I decided to take a break and embrace the roots with a touch of creativity. The idea was a gradient of Plum at the roots down to Lilac in the ends, and I”m so happy with the outcome! I scoured Pinterest for some inspo and came across this photo and fell in love. Continue reading
I’m sure most tech-savvy beauty fans will have seen the viral video doing the rounds of a new device which advertises to clean and dry makeup brushes in 20 seconds by spinning them. I knew the second I saw it I would own one within a month, my obsession with cleaning my brushes combined with how fun it looked made it my ideal product. The price tag did cause some hesitation but after the discovery of an old gift card and a new Boots one for Christmas which added to make the full £50 it costs, nothing could hold me back and I headed to Boots the next day. Continue reading
I hope everyone is having a top festive period, everything has just begun to wind down from the mayhem that is Christmas and I’ve started to have a proper play and explore with my fave new toy, thanks mum and dad. I didn’t technically get a turntable for Christmas, rather a loan of my dad’s old one after badgering him to fish it out of the depths, but I did get a substantial kick start to my own vinyl collection. Continue reading
Seeing all the festive makeup treats everybody has received over the last few days has got me coveting a whole hoard of new treats that I really can’t or afford or deserve. So, to quell my desires and get my impulse control back in check I’m going to talk about all the ‘investments‘ I already have! Inspired by the KathleenLights video, of the same name, I’m going to reminisce the products I blame youtube for my purchases. With products based on the videos I watch, most beauty gurus, expect that sort of theme throughout (sorry if it is not your thing!).
At the end of my You Me at Six gig review, I mentioned wanting to get tickets from the sold out Blossoms show which I managed, and I’m so glad I did. Using Twickets, a site I have gone to a few times and super recommend for buying gig tickets second hand reliably for face value or less. So, once again Ellie and I ventured into London, this time to Shepards Bush, to see Blossoms properly for the first time. We caught the tail end of their Reading set in the summer which inspired my enthusiasm and made me commit some time and attention to their music. Last night just added to my Blossoms excitement. Continue reading
My essays are in, it is the of 1st December and I can finally get into the Christmas spirit! But I’m going to take a step back into the dark world of essay writing I’ve just broken free from to impart my hard learnt tips and maybe even help someone, or just give me some reminders and hope next time I’m down the word-count rabbit hole.
Back again with another post! It’s been a fun-filled weekend, first the market and now a gig, plenty of blog material. So, into the good bit, I went to see You Me at Six play last night in Dingwalls with one of my oldest friends Ellie (she will feature below) and it was one of the best gigs we’d both been too in ages. A bit of background is necessary, Ellie and I have been huge YMAS fans for as long as I can remember, seeing them at least once a year since 2011 and nearly never disappointed with the show they put on. Safe to say we are fairly dedicated fans, we managed to catch them earlier this year during their secret set at Reading on the Pit stage and I also got tickets with my uni flatmate for the Leeds show, as she’d never seen them before. I’ve had a pretty You Me at Six packed year and last night’s show was the last one they’re playing in 2016, and I’m so pleased to reply they finished on an absolute high. Continue reading
Sorry for not posting in a while but second year has hit me hard, between essays and course rep commitments there hasn’t been a spare minute to breathe but now my contact hours have finally drawn to a close. So, what better way to kick off the festive celebrations than a post all about the Christmassy day my Auntie and I had when she visited. Continue reading
I saw Ella recently post about how much the makeup she wears has actually cost her, I was both intrigued and terrified by the idea. Despite wearing it most days I’ve never thought about adding it all up, and now I know why I didn’t, I miss the blissful ignorance. I’ll justify to myself by saying it’s a hobby, it counts as a hobby right??