Thursday, 23 March 2017

48 HOURS IN OSLO, NORWAY






Rewind 3 months...my lecture gets cancelled, which means you head straight for the pub, yes? 3 bottles of prosecco later and we've booked flights to Norway. Standard Tuesday night.

I had mentioned to my best friend that I really wanted to go hiking in Norway, after seeing so many amazing photos on Instagram. So being slightly tipsy, we looked up flights, managing to bag a return from Manchester for £30! Yep! We snatched them up immediately.

I had high hopes for Oslo, and bloody ell it exceeded all of my expectations. It is a beautiful city, full of really friendly people and there is so much to see and do. After looking at the places we wanted to go, we decided to buy the Oslo Pass- costs about £40 for the 2 days, which is a real value for money. With this we got free transport and got into all the museums- which usually cost about a tenner a go.

Over the 2 days we managed to visit the Fram Museum, Viking Ship Museum, National Gallery, Popsenteret, Munch Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and the Opera House. The Kon-Tiki Museum was definitely my favourite- I'm a history geek at heart and love hearing about old expedition stories.


Before arriving I was so excited to find out that one of my favourite bands Cabbage were playing in Oslo while we were there at By:Larm Festival. I have never actually heard of the festival before, but the line up seemed pretty good so thought we'd give it a go. We managed to see a number of amazing bands, Cabbage, Shame, Alex Cameron and LUT, just to name a few, with incredible venues ranging from an old warehouse to a cathedral!

It's no secret that Norway can be a little bit pricey, so definitely shop around for the best deals. We found some bars that were charging around £10 for a pint, where others were around £6 or £7, depending on what area of the city you're in. It's definitely work checking out some of the really quirky bars though. It's pretty much the same with food too- some places were significantly more expensive than others. We literally just lived off chicken kebabs for the entire trip. Seriously, THEY'RE OUT OF THIS WORLD.

All in all, Oslo is a pretty amazing place. The only downfall of our trip was being delayed for 5 hours because of a snow storm, but what can you do- it was worth it.
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Saturday, 11 March 2017

THE FAUX FUR COAT OF DREAMS


Is this not the best coat ever? Well I certainly believe so. I bagged this beauty for a fiver at a vintage clothes market stall last year and we have been inseparable ever since. I love a good bargain, and this certainly ticks all the boxes for me.


I'm guilty of owning about 527885363 band t-shirts, but why the hell not! I find them so easy to wear with basically anything for anywhere. This ASOS number is one of my favs. I love the colour of the print and the baggy feel of the tee, which can be quite difficult to find with other band t-shirts.



These black culotte trousers with old skool vans have been my 'go-to-outfit' this season. The combination just works so effortlessly, and boy they are comfy! I find myself chucking these together, whether I'm off shopping or running late for uni (which is always), without looking or feeling like a slob.

Chocolate brown faux fur coat- Brick Lane Market
Guns & Roses T-shirt- ASOS
Black pleated culottes- New Look
Vans Old Skool- ASOS






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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

JANUARY 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES


January has been a great month for me, and even better for my ever-growing make-up collection. I had my eye on so many products that I was dying to try, and was lucky enough to receive some of them over Christmas. Here are my favourite products that I've been lovin' this month:

NYX PHOTO-LOVING PRIMER
I absolutely love a good primer, and I fell deeply in love with this one! I opted for the anti-dull skin colour balance from their collection and it does exactly what it says on the tin (or tube). The purple primer can be applied so smoothly, making the skin feel and look smoother and more radiant. It gives a great base to foundation and keeps it stuck all day.

ANASTASIA BEVERLEY HILLS DIPBROWN POMADE
One word. Life-changing. Is there anything more to make you feel empowered daily than a strong brow game. This is the only brow product you will ever need. It took me a while to establish how much product is actually needed for your brows- because it turns out, you only need the tiniest bit. Once you're comfortable with using it, it's fantastic. I purchased the Dark Brown shade, and the match is spot on.

NYX DARK CIRCLE CONCEALER CORRECTEUR
This is a great concealer for predominately under the eyes. It really lifts the eye under the lower lashes and gives a great base for foundation. I've noticed I've even used less foundation around my eyes as it's not needed. I opted for the colour 'light 02', although I feel like I may go for 01 for my next purchase.

17 @ BOOTS BRONZER
I found this little beauty snuck away in some draws, and although it is a bronzer, look at that highlight on the bottom. The texture and glow on it is a great companion to my foundation and blusher- I've had quite a few compliments from using this highlighter. I also find the texture easy to apply that quite a lot of similar highlighters.






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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

DREAM WIFE// CLUNY 23.01.17



The Brighton girl band, fronted by Icelandic singer Rakel,  brings something completely new to British music, with their combination of girl power, wicked style and so much SASS.

Beginning as essentially an art project, these girls have gone from strength to strength, with their demand becoming reality.

I first had the pleasure of seeing Dream Wife live when they supported Black Honey on their tour last year, instantly developing the biggest girl crush.

Dream Wife never disappoint; endless energy, unbelievable guitar riffs and an infectious sense of fun. Despite a slight bass malfunction at the beginning of the show, these girls just bring it.

Kickstarting with their most recent EP 'FUU' tells you that these girls mean business. A mash up of empowering feminist lyrics and the Spice Girls 'Wannabe', provides a unexpected excitement among the crowd.

Other great songs from their debut EP, including Hey Heartbreaker, Lolita and Everything, featured on the bill. It's amazing to see Rakel's ability to switch from sugar-coated princess to punk poser in this mix of dreamy 'fuck you' vibes.

Not only do Dream Wife bring fabulous musicality as the punks and disco queens they are, they also bring a story and charisma into their era of dream pop culture.

The band are already set on a number of tour dates around the UK this year. Be sure to check them out a town near you.

Peace out bad bitches
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