Friday, 29 April 2016

Music Fridays!

As promised on the last Friday of the month here's my Music Friday Playlist.

This includes all the tunes I've been blasting around the house during April, so here you go..

I've been pretty much obsessing over these songs during April and I really can't recommend the What A Drag EP from Beach Weather enough. Perfect chill summer vibes songs or something I can envision in the background of Made In Chelsea. I can't get enough lately it's been on repeat for days! (Check out Wolf I love that track!)

What have you been listening to throughout April? I love checking out new songs and artists, recommend me what you think I'll like based on my playlist!!

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

How I've Been Spending My Downtime...

I used to watch a lot of anime but I kind of fell away from it for a few months..

Recently, though, that has changed! Any second of down time I get I've been back on Crunchyroll catching up on all the great anime I missed and some I wish I'd watched earlier!

Anime has so many different genres from drama, sports, adventure, comedy, romance, sci-fi and lots more. There's something for everyone. Some of my favourite shows ever are anime's and they have the most beautiful soundtracks I've ever heard.

I thought if any of you haven't watched anime that I'd make a list of my Top 10 Anime Recommendations. I genuinely think everyone should give it a chance, even if it isn't something you'd generally go for. The love stories are beautiful, the scenery and the graphics are amazing, I am usually on the edge of my seat whenever an episode is intense and I can never just watch 'one episode'!

The average length of one episode is around 20 mins so this makes it perfect for me as I love to watch something while I eat. I'll have a show on and ready to be played before I sit down with my meal so anime shows are ideal for this. (I know, I'm a bit weird when it comes to this)

So here's my Top 10. (In no order as these are all my favourites!)

1.  Your Lie In April/Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso - This show. I'm going to be totally honest and admit I cried like a baby during the last few episodes and possibly shed a tear during the others. It's so beautiful. I loved how this one was based around music and music competitions but the relationships between the characters were what made this what it was for me. The soundtrack to this is amazing too. It includes Chopin & even Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata!

2. Himouto! Umaru-Chan - This is more of a comedy but I relate to this one on a personal level. Me and Umaru are one! I'd definitely recommend this as a starter anime, it's fun and something I think everyone will like!

3. Food Wars/Shokugeki no Soma - This isn't an anime I'd say to watch first. It is a great anime but it has some parts that, I think if you haven't been introduced to anime, would be hard to understand and some slightly weird. (Yes, I'm talking tentacles...) 

4. Erased - This is a recent anime and it's totally amazing. I never expected it to take the direction it did and I was so shocked by it. I always find I can never predict the storyline of an anime like I can a more western show so this was so intense and had me on the edge of my seat at the end of every episode. If you haven't watched anime before and you're into action/adventure/thrillers this might be the one for you!

5. Free! Iwatobi Swim Club - This anime is based on a high school swim team. This year I've been obsessed with sports anime's after watching this one and I don't even play much team sports! The first season is light hearted and you really root for the team but the second has a little more substance and it's a great anime. 

6. Parasyte! The Maxim - This is a different kind of anime. It's so interesting and it's about alien parasyte's that infect your body and basically take over a part of it. The main character's hand has been taken over and it's just a great anime to watch for something completely different!

7. Haikyuu!! - This is another sports anime. I don't know why but I'm actually only getting around to watching this one now. I've around 3 episodes of the 25 left and I can honestly say that I'm definitely sure this is one of my top 8. This one is about a high school volleyball team and I love it. It has the story of the underdog and the top player and their struggles and those of the team mates but I love how technical the show is. It explains how they plan to win the tournament and their strategies. I can't stop watching this show. It's been about 3 days and I'll probably be finished this whole show tonight!!

8. Death Note - This is one of the most intense anime's I've ever watched. There is a notebook in which if you write someone's name they die. It has fallen into the hands of a boy and to prevent him going on a killing spree an amazing detective is brought in. This is probably the anime I'd recommend the most to someone who hasn't watched any as it's amazing and totally worth a watch wether you watch anime or not. It's really interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The relationship between L Lawliet and Light Yagami is amazing and I can't hype this one up anymore!

9. Anohana. This is beautiful I love the graphics and it's an amazing story (sad yet so beautiful). This one made me cry at the end also but I loved every second of it and was sad whenever it was over!

10. Blue Exorxist - This is an awesome anime. The main character is Rin who is the son of Satan. He's been brought up by an exorcist and the story really is a great one. I really enjoyed this as I always love films with a religious story through them like horrors etc. This would be a good first anime too! 

That's my Top 10. I only did 10 as I wanted to only include anime's I really love. If you want to know more about any of these, have any recommendations for me based on my favourites or want to know anything leave me a comment below please!

Some other recommendations - Darker than Black, Black Butler, Sailor Moon, Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan and Tokyo Ghoul (as most people will tell you the manga is better)! Also if you've never watched a Studio Ghibli film, do it now. They're amazing!

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Very Late - March Favourites!

So. It's been a while.

To be honest I kinda didn't know what I wanted to be posting for a while and took a short break until I really got the urge to start posting again and more regularly! I had a lot going on and just needed a little me time..

But that's done now and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things and what better way than to do a favourites post!! An extremely late one if I'm honest but better late than never, yeah?

Anyway, here's my favourites for March 2016!

1. L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Foundation. This is one of my favourite drug store foundations if not my favourite! I use so many different foundations but this one is great for a full day of makeup ie. work where i'm out from about 9am to 6pm, as it doesn't move or dry out my skin too much which can be a big problem for me. I've been loving this for it's coverage also, it covers all my redness and dark circles (that being said I still place a little concealer under my eyes.. Staying up late to watch 'one more episode' before an early morning eyes need a little more tlc!)

2. Dior Airflash Foundation. This is a spray on foundation. To be honest I wasn't one hundred percent sure how I was going to feel about this but after seeing it pop up everywhere on YouTube tutorials and seeing some of my absolute favourite people use it (Jeffree Star, Nikkie Tutorials and Patrick Star) I knew I needed to try this out. As it's on the more expensive side I only use this if I'm going out or have something on where I've a full face of makeup on and not in my daily makeup routine. When talking to the staff at the Dior counter I picked it up at she suggested wearing it as a top coat of foundation over another for a flawless finish to save the product and make it last longer. I use it on top of my Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Stick as that's my number one foundation at the moment and I'm absolutely in love with the finish it gives me. I find it leaves a more matte finish to my MF foundation as I find it can also be slightly oily on me so this balances out for a flawless look all night! I'm in love.

3. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil Free Moisturiser. I have definitely found this is helping to stop my skin getting clogged up and stopping me getting breakouts. I have really dry skin on my eyes (around my eyes I suffer from ezcema) and cheeks but I'm oiler on my t-zone and around my chin area. I struggled to find a moisturiser which kept my skin from drying out during the day but also stopped my pores from clogging up in my oiler areas. This works perfect for me and it's really light weight! It keeps me moisturised all day and I even love the smell when applying it. 

4. Boots Botanics Rosewater Toner. I'm actually really seeing results from this and I'm so surprised for such a small price tag! I had darker patches around my chin from past blemishes and I can really see them fading. I also noticed the texture on the tops of my cheeks fading too! I'm trying so hard to get the texture of my skin away so if anyone has any tips please send them my way!

5. Morphe 35T Palette. I love the colours in this palette. They're warm taupe, brown and shimmer shades. It's so gorgeous and I definitely think this palette is under appreciated. I'm serious, for such a small price tag I'm surprised more people don't have this as a makeup collection staple! Also, I just purchased the 35K palette so expect posts on that soon!

6. BaByliss Pro Curling Wand. I find this so easy and so great to use to create tight curls or loose waves! For really tight curls which last me days I curl each piece then pin it up and when my whole head is cool I take it down or leave it over night. For slightly looser curls I just curl the hair, spray with hairspray and let it cool and then run my fingers through it to separate the curls! For loose waves I do the same as the second method and when it's cool I brush it through for gorgeous beachy-summer vibes hair! And for just less than £20 this curling wand is a steal! It also has multiple heat settings so if like me you wear extensions or don't want to damage your own hair the lowest setting is perfect to still get great curls!

In terms of other favourites in March I was obsessed with Tattoo Fixers! I never got to watch a full episode as I just saw bits here and there but I finally watched every episode. It's a great show and despite the backlash that was online I really enjoyed it.. and Jay and Sketch. They're both so beautiful! lol 

I also started a new thing called Music Fridays so on the last Friday of the month I'll post my playlist for that month which will be an eclectic mix of all my favourite tunes from the previous month! March's is up on the blog so check it out HERE!

That's everythinig for March and expect more posts and fun things soon!!

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