Friday, 27 June 2014

Music Reviews: New Releases and Upcoming Artists


Usually my blog consists of everything fashion, beauty and lifestyle but so far I have not posted about my biggest love, music. If you know me personally then you know I will never go a day without listening to at least on song and I tend to play music just to encourage me to do minor tasks such as making a cup of tea or washing the dishes. I thought I would talk about some new music which I adore at the minute:

1. Leah McFall

Leah McFall was a runner-up on The Voice UK in 2013 and I absolutely fell in love with her voice. Her voice is very quirky and strong, if you haven't heard of Leah before please check out her cover of "Loving You" by Minnie Riperton, it's quite incredible. Recently, Leah has released her first official single 'Home' featuring her coach on The Voice,, (you can listen above and there is an official video but Youtube wouldn't let me attach it). The song is really catchy and I am obsessed. I wish Leah the best with the song and I really hope she gets the recognition she deserves. Eagerly waiting for the album.

2. Cheryl Cole

Cheryl's new song 'Crazy Stupid Love' has me up and dancing whenever I hear it. If summer had a theme tune, then this song would definitely be it. The saxophone during the chorus adds to the almost jazz feel to the song and it's easy lyrics make the song fun to sing and dance about to with friends. Check it out.

3. 5 Seconds of Summer

I heard about 5 Seconds of Summer about a year ago when they supported One Direction on the Take Me Home tour and began listening to the songs they had on YouTube like 'Try Hard' and 'Out of My Limit'. Now the boys have became a massive success after "She Looks So Perfect" and I can't get enough of their music. I'm especially loving 'Rejects' off the 'Don't Stop' EP and have linked it above for you all to have a listen. I'm super excited for the album and can see big things heading our way from 5SOS.

So there we have it, just a few little updates on what's currently being overplayed on my Spotify at the moment, I've just began listening to X by Ed Sheeran and I was going to include it in the post but I feel like I haven't listened to it enough to have a set opinion yet.

What music are you listening to at the minute?

Thanks for reading,
For now,

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Coco Chatter: Summer Holiday


So summer is officially here for me, yipee!

All my exams are over and now I have so much free time on my hands I just don't know what to do with myself. It's such a dramatic change from having an excess of revision and work to complete to having nothing to do at all that I just can't cope with it. I like to be busy mostly all the time otherwise I get bored very quickly and as I left my job last month for the right reasons, I find myself just slobbing about the house and generally feeling sorry for myself.

These are the times when I wish I had a hobby like drawing or playing an instrument to keep me occupied but if I'm being completely honest I'm a rather uninteresting individual and I just don't have the talent nor the patience. However, I am trying to lose some weight and exercise more to get fitter and just maintain a bit of a more healthier lifestyle before I go on holiday and university. I'm also attempting to learn a new language over the summer, Mandarin Chinese, which is keeping me busy too.

What do you do to keep busy? Do you get bored quickly?

Thanks for listening to my boring rants and I hope you all have a fantastic summer with lots of fun activities. I'll be having a lot more new content coming so watch this space!

for now,

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Product Review: LUSH Lip Scrub

I'm back again and very promptly too, it must be something in the air.

I recently purchased one of the LUSH lip scrubs as it was a product that just everyone and their mother was talking about. I honestly have enough lip balms/products to last me and absolute lifetime so I don't know why I was so desperate to get my mitts on the popular LUSH product but alas I bought it out of total curiosity.

I spent a good while in the shop trying to decide between the different flavours, Bubblegum, Popcorn and Mint Julips. I adore anything Mint so Mint Julips was the one for me. I never really understood the use in lip scrubs as they seem slightly harsh for such a sensitive part of the face but I can admit I was a little bit extreme in my expectations and the LUSH products are not rough in the slightest and do leave your lips feeling soft for a little while.

However, as lovely as the scent is and the fun concept of rubbing the scrub onto your lips and licking it off (it's so tasty I almost ate the entire tub), I feel as though my money has been wasted just a bit on a pot of what is essentially mint-flavoured sugar. Of course, if the product is made for lips it has to in some way have natural ingredients but for £5.50 a tub I maybe expect just a little more.

The product does do it's job by removing dead skin cells on the lips and I usually apply it before lipstick so my lips don't go all nasty in the corners (you know what I mean). Although, I do have to admit I don't think I will be purchasing another LUSH lip scrub in the future.

You can view the product here

Do you use LUSH lip scrubs? What do you think of them?

Thanks again m'dears,

Friday, 20 June 2014

Cheryl's back and so is our fashion envy...

Yes, that's right, the absolute beauty that is Cheryl Cole has swan dived (literally) back into the popular culture a circle and the country is obsessed with her again. Not only is the Geordie girl a dazzler but also a major hot topic when it comes to stealing fashion advice in beauty, hair and makeup. Can you remember when every drugstore in the UK ran out of red hair dye all off the back of Cheryl's fling with red hair?

Cheryl's face may be back in all our magazines and on all the radio stations but I just can't seem to keep my jealous eyes off her fashion moves.

From wearing Monique Lhuiller on the red carpet of Cannes to the sexy gym customed gym wear in the 'Crazy Stupid Love' music video, it is clear to see why Cheryl as a fashion icon is idolised by women all around the country.

However, back when we seen Cheryl last her wardrobe seemed crammed with bright summer colours and risky clashes but now we are seeing a new, sophisticated side to her style. Wowing in white, Cheryl's statement colour of this summer is definitely making me consider risking the possible grass stains instead of reaching for neon.

Although Ms Cole does have the money to splash out on expensive high end designers, it is easy to recreate similar looks at home with affordable clothes and still look just as fashion forward. Here is a White Mesh Shift Dress from which has a clean and edgy finish with the use of mesh pannel along the top and the sleeves, a little bit like Cheryl wouldn't you think? Also the great thing about wearing white is the endless possibilities of coloured accessories (I'm working up a sweat just thinking about it!)

You can check out this dress here

I can't wait to see what else Cheryl has instore for us as she takes her seat on the X Factor panel once more and less importantly what Simon has to say about it!

Thanks for reading m'loves.
For now,