Friday, 20 June 2014

Favourite Albums | Part 1

Time for something different, I feel I want to incorporate some of my other interests into my writing. I've become somewhat lax with my beauty followings recently. Be prepared to see more music, photography, fashion and travel posts here in the future.

Once again I have been very lazy in keeping this blog up to date with it being 5 months or so since my last post. A lot has been going on in my life, or so it feels. More on that later!

I've been planning this post in my head for the longest time. I really love talking to people about their music tastes and finding out what they are into. I used to love seeking out new and upcoming bands, but these days I'm more into really getting to know the music and the artists I've been listening to for years.
Don't get me wrong, I'm open to new music, though there's nothing better than hearing a song or even an entire album that takes you back to a specific time in your life; making you feel that nostalgia and the way you felt at that precise moment. Bliss. I have so many albums that remind me of people and places from the past and the present, as I'm sure we all do.
So that's exactly what I want to write about here, my favourite albums! I've narrowed it down to 30 odd - which means this is going to be a series of posts as I couldn't cram it all into one, that just wouldn't be fair.

Kicking things off with a popular one by The Killers, released 10 years ago, almost to the day, Hot Fuss. Really can't believe it's 10 years old, wow. It's their first album and was released June 7th 2004. This really is a flawless album, all the songs are fantastic in their own way. Some may say that Somebody Told Me and Mr. Brightside are overplayed, which is true but it doesn't take away from the fact they are brilliant songs.
This album reminds me of high school, specifically my 3rd and 4th year art class. Our teacher would let us bring in CDs to play and this was a favourite. So summery, it almost made it bearable to be in school and made me love art all the more.

Highlights - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine, Glamarous Indie Rock & Roll, and Smile Like You Mean It.

Now, this isn't a studio album, it's a compilation - the only one on my list, but I couldn't exclude it just because of that! It's Incesticide by Nirvana, which is a mixture of demos, covers and recordings from radio shows. Released December, 1992 when I was only 3.
This was one of the first albums by Nirvana (other that the obvious) that I really got into when I was about 12. My parents had always played them in the house, especially my mum (who was even lucky enough to see them, so envious), so I grew up listening to most of their albums (there are a few on this list).
What I love about the songs are how raw they are, I think the whole album encapsulates the vibe and the sound that was Nirvana. I won't say much more about this album, I just urge you to listen to it, especially if you're into Nirvana and you haven't given it a listen before.

Highlights - Molly's Lips, Son of a Gun, (New Wave) Polly and most importantly Mexican Seafood.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Grammy Awards 2014 | Favourite Dresses.

Sometimes I feel that the attendees of award shows are remembered for their fashion choices rather than the awards they are nominated for. I must say I am usually mostly excited to see what people are wearing, but it does depend on the award show. When it comes to the Grammys I'm never all that bothered about the awards, and looking through the list of winners I'm not all that inspired. Anyway, here are my favourite gowns of the evening. I don't like to post my least favourite as I think it's cruel and everyone has their own opinions!

Lets kick things off with Queen Bey. She looks stunning as ever in this Michael Costello lace creation. I absolutely love anything lace and this is so flattering. The sleeves are amazing and I love the whole shape of the dress. Doesn't she look fantastic?!

TMI Tag.

♥ What are you wearing?..

At the moment I'm wearing Topman lounge pants that have a junk food print on them, my work shirt and a huge cardigan. Kind of a weird mixture...

♥ Have you ever been in love?

Yes, I am at the moment :)

♥ Have you ever had a terrible break up?

Not really a bad one, I was young and at the time heartbroken even though it was mutual. Looking back it wasn't a bad break up.

♥ How tall are you?


♥ How much do you weigh?

Not really sure 11st maybe? Been a while since I've weighed myself.

♥ Do you have any tattoo's?

I have one on my hip, it's of a bird. I would love more, lots more.

♥ OTP?

Erm, Dean and Cas? Haha. Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls for sure.

♥ What is your favourite TV show?

It will probably always be Friends, but at the moment I'm loving American Horror Story, Parks and Rec, and Supernatural along with many, many others! 


Sunday, 26 January 2014

So, it's been a while...

Where to start? Happy new year I guess! Even that seems a bit redundant now seeing as it's almost February. How is everyone? Healthy and happy I hope!?

As you may be able to tell I slipped out of the whole blogging thing for quite some time...around 7 months I'd say. Perhaps this was to do with my new job completely stressing me out to begin with. Thankfully it's calmed down and I'm glad Christmas is out of the way. Working in hospitality is no fun at that time of year, or so I believe. A lot of people seem to really enjoy it, I guess I'm just not as enthused by it all. Got my head down and working as hard as I can though. Most of the time anyway!

A few of my friends got married and/or engaged at the end of this year and also right at the start of 2014. Everyone seems so loved up at the moment, it's been very exciting! That being said I'm starting to feel like I'm getting older and should have my life planned out. I still have no idea what I want to do career-wise. I'm open to suggestions!

I do plan to get back into the swing of things on here - that's my first goal for 2014. I would love to be more proactive, do more rather than just think or talk about doing more! Does that even make sense? Work on sentence structure, that could be the next thing...

Perhaps some photos now, these are personal photos. Mainly social gatherings and nights out. That seems to be all I've been doing this month with 5 nights out in one month. A little more than usual.

Candles at Katie and Pauls Wedding.
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