Enter Shikari- Alexandra Palace 27.02.16

Monday, 29 February 2016


My god this was special, like seriously mind blowing. If you know me, then you know that I literally love Enter Shikari, they're undoubtedly my favourite band around right now, perhaps even ever. I was late discovering them compared to a lot of other people but I think I've made up for lost time. Last night I saw them for the eighth time (and counting) and at one of the most beautiful venues Alexandra Palace in London. If you've never been well it is a thing of beauty that can hold a capacity of 10,000 people that's right 10,000!!

For a band that aren't signed to a record label and do things completely independently to play in a venue like that is a bloody amazing achievement. I had been excited for weeks leading up to it as I hadn't seen them live in about a year and a half and couldn't wait to see them play in such a big place.

The set was awesome starting off with Solidarity and of course the song everyone goes crazy over Sorry Not A Winner. On the train down to the venue I said to my friend that I'd always wanted to see them play the song No Sleep Tonight as they never had and that was the first song I listened to by them and fell in love with. Also playing tacks from their newest album mixed with some older classics from Common Dreads it was the perfect eclectic mix they pull off so well.
And what happened, they included that in the set. Mixed in with surround sound speakers which echoed throughout the place, lots of amazing lights and a screen with incredible visuals as a background. It was literally a thing of beauty I felt like I was transported into a dream it was that good.

One highlight for me was the singer Rou (lyrical genius, damn right legend and most attractive man to come out of Hertfordshire... in my opinion) play the piano and do a trumpet solo on a platform in the middle of the crowd. Then go onto do a piano version of Juggernauts. I can only imagine the adrenaline he got singing to that many people surrounding him.

I'll never probably have a bad word to say about them but I do honestly believe they are one of the greatest bands to see live. There music isn't everyone's cup of tea but I can say that even if you aren't a fan of them if you witnessed the show last night you would have been damn right impressed. This was summed up by the fact that everyone around me and myself all had the same expression on our faces, utter amazement.

Shikari you've somehow outdone yourselves again, thank you for the best gig I've ever experienced.

*Idiotic me forgot to bring my camera and my phone couldn't deal with the lighting so I've used some pictures from the rock sound website. Wish I had the skills to take photo's like this!

Loving A Bit of Pink Eyeshadow

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

 Yep pink that's right, so not like me. I've never been a pink type of girl even from a young age I loved Barbie but hated that it was all pink. Maybe cause its the stereotypical girly colour. I'm pretty basic when it comes to eye shadow, yep I'm a neutral girl like most. But I wanted to mix it up a bit more, so I've been experimenting with pink. The palette I've been using is the Redemption Palette Iconic 3, amazing range of shades and a bargainous price (yes I know that's not a real word).


Now I'm no pro and will never claim to be so everything I do is pretty basic. So this look is done in three simple steps. Firstly I brush the light pink shade (second one in) all over the eyelid. Then take I get some of the darker pink (next shade on the right) and put it on the outer third of the eyelid. Finally I take my favourite the purple pink shade (on the far right) with a blending blush and put that in the crease and blend it out. That really is it.

 Added with  a pink lipstick and I'm done. Look at me trying to be all girly. Quick I'd  put on something black otherwise people will start getting worried...

I'm going back to watching the Brits, first year I think I've bothered watching it properly.

I Got Sick

Friday, 19 February 2016

Coat- Primark
Top- Don Broco Gig
Jeans- Boohoo
Beanie- Topshop
I know not the nicest of titles for a post but as you can see it's relevant. I wanted to create an outfit around this top I have been wearing constantly since I got it. Back in December I went to see the band Don Broco at the Brixton Academy in London. I usually don't tend to get merch at gigs but I really wanted a shirt of theirs as I've been listening to them for a couple of years now. I loved this shirt in particular due to the doodle like skull prints all over it. I am massive fan of skulls but have been steering away from them lately as I don't want to be known as the girl who only wears things with skulls on. And breathe... and I Got Sick is a great song form their album Automatic which has been on repeat since I got it for Christmas.
With a band t-shirt I have to wear jeans, classic combination. These boohoo jeans I love, they're a really snug fit I won't lie but I think I can get away with it. The turn ups at the ankles add a bit of fun. Chucked on with a big coat and beanie and I'm ready for the cold weather.
So right now I'm tucked up with a hot water bottle under a blanket watching Pretty Little Liars. I had to come home early from volunteering as I've got such sharp stabbing pains in my rib area. I really hope it goes away soon! Also I appear to be pretty moody in these pictures, guess I need to learn what a smile is.

Boohoo Wishlist

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Shocker I've found myself looking online at clothes again... Boohoo is a brand I used to have my hesitations about but lately after exploring their site I've found some really nice pieces. It's so eclectic and feel like it's different to other brands I look at regularly.
The striped shirt has an amazing colour scheme and I thought it was really different.
The shift dress I absolutely adore and will definitely be purchasing at some point. I feel like it's going to be the perfect dress for spring/summer as the floral pattern gives it the girly vibe I want but the lace and dark colours adds that bit of grunge.
I am in desperate need of some new sunglasses and I really like the look of those wayfarer ones.
Red is my current favourite colour to wear, mixed with brown hair I think it looks so stunning and classic. This off the shoulder lace dress looks so elegant and beautiful. Perfect if you want to feel like a lady for a special occasion. I just need an event to wear it for.
And yes I've picked a bit of nightwear. The teddy I've picked is probably a little bit on the sexy side to wear just casually at home with my parents around. However I really like the look of it and it would make a change to the mix and match pyjama's that I practically live in.

I have no doubt a cheeky Boohoo order will be made soon, question is which of these items will I purchase 

Things I loved In January

Saturday, 6 February 2016

In all seriousness we've already finished a month of 2016!?! Time seems to be going faster and faster as I get older! I thought I would do a favourites post as I've rediscovered some new and old items that I've been loving over January (A month in which again I've been terrible  at posting yet again).

Netflix I have rediscovered, I now use it daily. I probably am one of the worst people when it comes to seeing the latest films or TV series, there's always so many things I want to watch but I just never get round to it. Pretty Little Liars was a series I started watching back in the summer of last year but I got a bit lost. I think it's cause there are so so many episodes in one series that it got a bit like okay am I ever going to make it to season 3. But I cannot recommend enough after starting to rewatch it. The girls are gorgeous, the guys are gorgeous, there's so many twists and now its getting more gritty. Lucy Hale is officially my new girl crush.

I've been really into trying to perfect a skincare routine this month and bought a product everyone has been raving about and for good reason. I never really used a toner but now the Pixi Glow Tonic is part of my daily routine both in the morning and evening. It just seems to make my skin appear brighter and it feels tingly on my face but not in a worrying way. I just feel like its working wonders on my dull dry skin face I'm experiencing lately. But trust me I have  a lot to learn abut skincare and I should have started this much sooner. Teaming it with the Vitamin E sink in moisture mask from the Body Shop its been working wonders.

If I could marry a pair of shoes then my Navy suede boots would be in the running. These beauties I got for Christmas from New Look I immediately fell in love with and I adore. It's got to the point where I get a mark on them I panic and start frantically wiping them. And when you're walking through the streets of London there bound to get a bit of dirt on them. The rich navy teamed with the suede is just a match made in heaven.

I went a little crazy with make up purchases last month, guess I was making up for slacking over the last couple of months. The best item I picked up was the False Lash Sculpt mascara from L'Oreal. I only picked this up because it was on a special offer as it was a new product and honestly its amazing. It doesn't make my lashes look clumpy and gives them so much length. I love wearing it as an everyday mascara as it's not too dramatic but still shows a difference in my lashes.

 For Christmas I got a couple of DVD's and the one I have been loving is The Duff. In a way its a bit of stupid teenage school usual rom com but I do love those types of films. It's silly but I love it for that reason, so unbelievable that it's brilliant. And in a way I relate to the main character, always feeling a bit like the ugly duckling in your friendship group. I saw it at the cinema and it made me laugh so much. This may be the perfect film for fellow single ladies to watch on Valentines day tucked up in bed with a shit load of chocolate (definitely my plan once I finish work).

 And finally I couldn't leave out some music. I was so late to the party getting Automatic by Don Broco but I literally haven't stopped playing it since I got it for Christmas. So much funk but then heavy riffs I mean it's impossible not to enjoy. I'm always amazed how the drummer can sing so high, but I honestly love it. It's an album that definitely puts a smile on my face if I've had a terrible day. I think my favourite songs from the album are Nerve and Money Power Fame which I've loved since it was released as a single. Check out Don Broco if you haven't before, their music is always featured on Made In Chelsea.