03/05/17 – The Night I Seen Bruno Mars LIVE!

Okay, so first of all I want to apologise for being so absent lately. This is my first post in around 2 month. My Mac charger broke in October 2015 and I have not had any spare funds to buy a new one, however, I have purchased a new one and I’m officially BACK!

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Moving swiftly on. Since little Bruno Mars released Nothin’ On You with B.O.B, which seems like ages ago! I knew there was something special about that voice. How a voice could be so warm and captivating at the exact same time. It amazed me. Since then, I have been a huuuuge fan of Bruno’s songs right up to this current day.

But, being from the U.K it is rare an American singer comes over to this small island to perform. So, when my mum heard the announcement last year that Bruno was going to do a World Tour she knew it would be THE perfect birthday present for me. And she was correct! I couldn’t believe it! I was finally going to hear all of those songs that I have listened to for years and years live! It was almost too good to be true! I have had around 10 conversations with myself wondering which songs he will perform, and praying that he will perform old ones as well as his new material.

So, when the day finally come I was like a kid at Christmas! I was so excited and I think I only mentioned it around 40 times during  that day to my family. My whole social media knew of the event, don’t worry I did not fail to let them know where I was going later and who I was going to see!

*I am apologising in advance for the poor quality of photos I have decided to share with you on this post. I was very excited whilst at the concert (as you can understand). So lend me some slack, yeah?)

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Anderson . Paak was the support act, who I was completely unaware of, so that was a brand new experience. I couldn’t really say I was a big fan of his music, it wasn’t really to my taste. And I think he/they would have suited a Drake concert rather than an upbeat Bruno Mars concert. However, he was a good crowd warmer and it got me excited and in the mood the see him.

But, do I actually need to comment on how spectacular Bruno was!? Or would I just be biased by saying he was most certainly in the top 3 of the best concerts I have attended? I don’t care! He was amazing, and I still cannot believe I seen him. I was in the same room as him. Breathing the same air as him! It was a night I will not forget in a hurry.

My prayers were answered, he performed so many of his old songs, such as Marry You, Runaway Baby, Just The Way You Are, Grenade, Treasure, Locked Out Of Heaven, and When I Was Your Man. As well as songs from his new 24k Magic album including so much more than just Versace On The Floor, Uptown Funk, That’s What I Like, Chunky, and of course 24k Magic! Bruno and his gang did not fail to entertain, and the entire crowd was constantly screaming, singing along, dancing, jumping, swaying and so many more body motions. Their dance moves which appeared effortless inspired and amazed me at what I was witnessing.

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But, best of all…Bruno’s vocals sounded the exact same live as they do on his album, apart from he wasn’t doing a Bieber and miming! It was just incredible, I cannot sing his praises enough! (apart from the fact I, er, cannot sing to save my life)

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I experienced every single emotion within the space of an hour and a half. I had goosebumps, I was dancing in delight, welling up at his heart felt songs, and singing along with Uptown Funk! I experienced happiness, sincerity,  love, loss and hope. But now, my hope is that Bruno does another World Tour in the future, I will most certainly be going! Well done Bruno and gang, well done!

If you want to hear how good Bruno was, but aren’t going to his concert then you can listen to a little bit of his live version of ‘Just The Way You Are’ that I recorded. I shared it on my Insta, you can visit that here.

20 fabulous homeware buys under £20

Whether you’re redecorating or just fancy a little it of a window shop. Take a look at my created mood boards o get your house looking comfy, warm and pretty. But unfortunately if you’re a male you may disapprove of the below content ! Nevermind 😉 x  
1. IKEA £10 | 2. Primary £7 | 3. New look £9.99 | 4. Primary £2 | 5. TG Hughes £19.99 | 6. Wilko £6 | 7. Wilko £8 | 8. H&M £3.99 | 9. Next £11 | 10. Primark £5

  
1. Primark £8 | 2. ASDA £4 | 3. Notonthehighstree.com £14.95 | 4. The Range £5.99 | 5. The Range £7.99 | 6. IKEA £10 | 7. New look £7.99 | 8. New look £5.99 | 9. Argos £12.99 | 10. H&M £7.99

  
1. H&M £7.99 | 2. Wilko £7 | 3. Wilko £8 | 4. Wilko £4 | 5. Wilko £7.50 | 6. Etsy £19 | 7. Etsy £8 | 8. Athome.com $12.99 | 9. Athome.com $7.99 | 10. Athome.com $12.99

24 Christmas party dresses to get you in the mood

 With Christmas just round the corner it means all the Chrjstmas parties are getting closer and closer. Not that I am going to one this year, but that can’t stop me from looking at ALL of the amazing clothes on offer at the mo and wishing I had a perfect size 10 bod and all the lonely in the world! But hey ho, beggars can’t be choosers. 

Misguided

 
1. £120 / 2. £120 / 3. £20 / 4. £28 / 5. £60 / 6. £35

Mango 

  
1. £62.99 / 2. £31.49 / 3. £32.39 / 4. £31.49 / 5. £53.99 / 6. £44.99
 

Boohoo

  

1. £18 / 2. £18 / 3. £34 / 4. £20 / 5. £25 / 6. £22

Forever 21

  

1. £47 / 2. £53 / 3. £24 / 4. £47 / 5. £23 / 6. £63

15 advent calendars you need to lust over


You can never be too old for an advent calendar. I am 22, and when my mum was visiting me in Manc she brought me a Malteasers advent calendar which just makes me feel 10 all over again! So once that little beauty is opened on December 1st the Christmas countdown will have officially begun!

However this post focuses on beauty calendars! Afterall, they are healthier for you, but not for your bank balance 😦

If you want to purchase any of the below calanders then click on the picture and you will be taken to the webpage.

1. Clarins £95


2. Yankie Candle £20 

 

3. NYX £60

 

4. Estée Lauder £205

 

5. No7 £39

 

6. bareMinerals £75

 

7. Technic £10

 

8. Tanya Burr £15

 

9. Charlote Tilbury £150

 

10. Kiehls £95

 

11. Selfridges £95

 

12 Milton Brown £150

 

13. Drinks By The Dram £150

 

14. The Body Shop £48

 

15. Benefit £31.05

 


12 things you have said when you’re as drunk as a skunk

Now if you haven’t already noticed, but alcohol seems to have a magical hold over people. After a couple gulps from your Prosecco, or pint (if you’re more like me) everyone seems to let loose and become best friends with EVERYONE! And those cheesy one hit wonders seems to become a “tuneeeee!!” and you suddenly know and remember the cringey dance that goes with that song. But nothing else matters, because you’re drunk and your life is going fantastic so let’s toast, or should I say, hang your head in shame, to the good times!

1) oh emm gee I frickin’ love you! Well we have ALL been there. Confessing your love to someone you actually love, or whether it is a teeny weeny white lie. Telling them there and then that you love them is such a good idea. Or at least we thought so. 

2) SHOTS!!!!!!!!  When has this ever been a good idea? Never. The answer is never. 

3) you’re like, my best friend. And half the time it’s not even true. 

4) I’m gunna call/text hike. And if you’re a good friend you must NEVER EVER let that action take place. 

5) oh my god we should totally… Because every amazing story starts with alcohol and ends with disaster. 

6) lets do this again tomorrow night, yeah? Until that deadly hangover kicks in and you’re practically bed bound. 

7) I’ll pay, I’ll pay! Living a champagne lifestyle on lemonade wages? No regrets!

8) I’m not even THAT drunk, wha you saying??? Because not being able to open your eyes without them being bloodshot under your 5 layers of mascara clearly means you’re sober. Yep. 

9) lets get a photo! Come on, we are basically professional photographers when we are drunk. Looking back at Snapchat the next day doesn’t back up this point though, oops!!

10) you are beautiful. And he does not deserve you!! And that stranger in the toilets definitely will take your opinion into consideration the next time she comes across her ex. Sistas sticking together ey!?

11) can you turn this up mr taxi man? Any more need saying? Whilst belting out Magic FM on the way home! 

12) best night out EVER!!!! Until, the next time you’re out 

Isn’t it great when your other half is also your best friend? 

Isn’t it crazy how fast a year goes by? It’s been just over a year since myself and Tom first got talking and if someone told me that in a years time I would be with him and have achieved and accomplished so much together I would have called them crazy. Not that I didn’t want to be with him, but I thought that I had a long way to come in terms of moving into another relationship. However, naturally things just fell into place with me and Tom which I just love! 

  
Here are 7 reasons why it is the best having your other half as your best friend: 

1. They NEVER bitch about you behind your back. Forget fake friends and frenemies, why would your other half bitch about you behind your back? Surely that’s why couples argue because they don’t bitch, they straight right come out with it. As upsetting as it is to argue at least you know you won’t be stabbed in the back. 

2. Your connection is so much stronger. Do I need to say more? Trust sky rockets and so does the love when you realize you have everything you need and want all wrapped up into one person. May the sparks and butterflies fly. 

3. They are ALWAYS on your side. Whether they agree or disagree with you, they are sure to back you up not only because they have to, but because they want to. And I’m sure you would do the same for them, too.

4. They know everything about you, inside and out. It is also rare they will ever dislike any traits of yours because they love you on another level of love.

5. You can show off your ‘goofy’ side and not feel uncomfortable. Just taken a really ugly Snapchat selfie? They are usually the first person, if not only person to receive the snap. And that’s totally okayyyy because they are used to that side to you, and probably love you because of it. Everyone’s a winner baby!

6. All of the inside jokes! Isn’t it amazing how yous have a code like language that nobody else will ever ever understand? You’ll feel like its you and the other half living in this little bubble full of memories and past experiences shared together to get you in the position yous are in. 

7. You fight like best friends. And they totally for get it ever happened. But it’s so hard staying mad at them for more than 15 minutes, because they are so cute! Having a strong relationship is key and getting over arguments quickly is a sign of having one!

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12 wonderful reasons why Autumn is amazinggg! 

Summer is over. Goodbye to all those perfect skinny girls showing off their ‘beach ready’ bodies and time to get out all of our dark comfy jumpers we have had hiding at the back of our drawers and wardrobes. Finallyyyyyy!! 🙌

1.  This New Look jumper. It’s high neck, long sleeved and looks so god damn comfortable and yet so fashionable at the same time. Who said great fashion can’t be comfortable?

 2.  Plum lipsticks. Especially if the lipstick is matte. I’m obsessed with Matte look everything in my makeup bag lately. So I cannot wait to be seen in my deep shade.  

3. Pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING! Do I need to explain this point further? No, I don’t think so. 

4. The fact that touch screen gloves excise and they WILL be worn this autumn winter with excellent outcomes! I mean, whoever created this idea is a genius and deserved some form of an award I think. No more awkward taking off one glove every time you get a text/ notification. 

5. Knee high boots are making a comeback, yeahhhh!! 

6. Hot soup. No matter what flavour, or if its home made broth we all know there’s nothing more soothing on a cold night than a bowl of deliciousness with a hot bread roll too. I’m hungry now, well done me. 

7.  Cute fluffy socks and slipper socks. The chunkier the socks the warmer the feet and the warmer the feet the happier we are. So isn’t it just logical that we need to wear these beauties like the ones featured below from Boux Avenue? 

8. Seeing the Werthers Original TV advert. Although this isn’t a Christmas one, we know that we are one step closer to seeing those infamous winter advert, and nit to mention my all time favorite coca cola Christmas advert.  

9. Loads of dark coloured nail varnishes looking ravishing on a daily basis! Plum, dark reds, oh my god I need!!

10. Getting cosy in bed in a freezing cold winters night. Is there anything nicer than being wrapped up warm? Maybe being wrapped up warm in bed when it’s raining. 

11. Seeing all of those winter lines being released in stores. There’s something exciting about seeing a completely new range of colours and items in shop windows and all over online. 

12. And because stores are getting their new products in it means they want to get rid of their old items meaning one thing… SALE!