Top 10 Songs for March and April 2015

For this post I thought I would share with you some of the tunes I’ve recently been loving. Some of these songs are currently in the charts but some aren’t as I love to listen to songs that were popular a few years ago as some bring back memories and some, well I just like the sound of them despite their age. If you haven’t listened to any of these tracks before I recommend that you give them a listen if you are bored with your current playlists or you just like to mix it up (pun intended) every now and then.

  1. Shake It Off ~ Taylor Swift
    This song is one of my all time favourite songs from Taylor. It really puts the message across about how it doesn’t matter if you fit in as long as you are happy with the life you live.
  2. GDFR ~ Flo Rida
    I love how this song brings back memories of my recent trip to Paris we were all singing this song and dancing to the beat in the middle. This track is the kind of song you rave to with friends or even in your bedroom
  3. Cooler Than Me ~ Mike Posner
    For me, this song reminds me of when I used to sing to it really loudly in the car on the way home from school when I was younger. If I had a boring day at school I could count on this song to cheer me up! This song has been out for a while but nevertheless I still love it.
  4. Rather Be ~ Clean Bandit
    I personally think Clean Bandit are such a creative band, the way they mix classical music with electro-pop music is amazing. This song has always been one of my favourites and the video is set in Japan so what isn’t there to love about it?!
  5. Worth It ~ Fifth Harmony
    This song has only been released recently, but as soon as I heard it I knew I was going to love it. Fifth Harmony just have this positive vibe about them that really rubs off in their songs. Overall it is one great tune!
  6. I Really Like You ~ Carly Rae Jepsen
    I Really really really really like this song. It is such a positive song, the music video is great too. Tom Hanks really plays his part well. It is just a wonderful and upbeat. If you haven’t heard this song you should definitely give it a listen. I think this song is going to go far this year…
  7. Blank Space~ Taylor Swift
    As you all know, I love Taylor Swift so it won’t come as a shock to you to see that another of her songs is listed here in my favourites. This song is so fun and the chorus is really catchy. It is the kind of song you can hum to in the shower or at school or something. There is nothing much else to say about other than it is another of Taylor’s simply amazing creations!
  8. Ugly Heart~ G.R.L
    Again, this is another of this years most catchy songs. It is more of a negative song, but nonetheless still a great song to sing into a hairbrush with your friends.
  9. All Of Me (Teisto Remix)~John Legend
    Personally, I wasn’t a fan of the original song by John Legend, however I feel as though this is a much better version. It has more of a beat and is less downbeat. I think that this is more of a song you can listen to loudly in your room as it has more of a drum beat.  If you haven’t already listened to this song you should definitely listen to it.
  10.    Sky Full Of Stars~ Coldplay
    This is my final favourite, I like how positive this song is and how it makes you feel. I think that Coldplay seem like genuinely nice people trying to make nice music for the world. The music video for this song is really vibrant and fun, you should watch it if you haven’t already.

These are my personal favourite songs from the past few weeks. Let me know in the comments what your favourite songs are for March and April!

Ellie xx

Sephora Haul!!!

As some of you may know from my last post, I have recently been to Paris. While I was in Paris I thought I would pay Sephora a visit. I have heard lots about Sephora from other bloggers and Youtubers, so I thought I would have a look. It was amazing! Each aisle was full of wonderful products at wonderful prices, the shop was set out nicely and everything looked appealing, and the staff were lovely too. I always try to speak French whenever I am in France as I want to practice, mostly my French gets the message across but it isn’t always right. When I was in Sephora, the woman helped me to correct my French and she practiced her English which was great! Anyway, I picked up a few things while I was there that I wanted to share with you.

The first itekiss me lip balm editedm I picked up was a lip balm, I thought it was cute and it was a bit like an Eos. I kind of have an obsession with Eos lip balms so I wanted to see how it compared to my Eos ones and I can safely say it is very similar. I like this balm as it isn’t greasy and the scent is quite neutral. Also, I like the way that the lid goes on easily I know this may seem weird but sometimes when I use my Eos it takes a few attempts to get the lid on properly. It cost around 6.95 Euros. It was definitely worth the money.

The next thing I bought was a lot of bath gel thingys.bath gels edited They came in cute packaging and I thought they would be good for gifts. In the shop there were many different flavours so I picked up 6 or 7 different ones. The flavours included cotton flower, green tea, mango and more. These little shower gels just looked too cute to ignore, and they were only 95 cents each!! I am yet to try any of these but have high hopes and I imagine they smell great.

My third item is a small Eau de Toilette. The French are known for their perfume and this one is so nice. The scent is mango and it smells really fresh. It is just a small size so I could try it. I personally think this is a good size as it has enough perfume in it to last a little while and it isn’t bulky so it can be tossed into your bag before you go out if you need a little bit of a refresh throughout the day. Also, I think the packaging is really attractive for this perfume as it is a slim cylinder made from glass which gives it more of a professional look. I am pretty sure that when I whip this out at school that everyone will be asking where I Perfume editedbought it from. Also this only cost 4.50 Euros.

Another item I bought from Sephora was a little travel bag with essentials inside. It has deodorant wipes, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, a hairbrush and a travel toothbrush. As I tend to do a lot of travelling I thought this would be great for when I’m on the go in case I want to freshen up a bit. Before I saw this I had never seen deodorant wipes but this is such a good idea. The white travel basephora travel bag editedg it comes in is simple and convenient. It is also see through so I can see what is inside that bag as soon as I grab it. When I picked it up I misread the price tag and thought it was only 6 Euros 50, however it was 16 Euros 50, which is probably a bit pricey for this really.

The next item I purchased in Sephora was a bath fizzing cube. I actually bought two but I have already used one and it was amazing. It immediately filled the bath the bath with a lovely aroma and made white clouds throughout the water. The flavour I tried was blue coconut cube editedlilac. It made my skin feel lovely and soft and the aroma relaxed me and made me feel sleepy and ready for bed. I am really excited to try this coconut flavour too.

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My last item wasn’t actually from Sephora but I wanted to include this in my haul. It is the Bioderma. Bioderma is a cleansing water that is really nice to your face it is takes all of your make up off well. I just squirt some on a cotton pad and wipe it all across my face, I even use it on my eyes. My face is really sensitive however this agrees with my skin perfectly well and it doesn’t cause any rashes or lumps. I also really like this as it is cooling on my face. For two 500ml bottles of Bioderma it cost 20 Euros. This seems like a lot but it was definitely worth the money.

I really liked this shop. I might do an online order too in the not so distant future. If there is anything you think I should try next time let me know in the comments I would love to hear what your Sephora favourites are.

 

Paris 

As we speak I am in Paris. I have been a few times now but this time has been so much fun. So far we have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower (so scary). We also had a drive by visit of the Arc Du Triomphe, it was amazing! The road leading to the arch is the Champs Elysees, this is the most famous roads in Paris and has so many posh shops such as Tiffany&Co. In addition we have also visited the Stad De France, the architecture was beautiful and the roof appeared to be floating. As a day trip we also went to Disney Land where we tried some of the worlds best rides and met some of the characters too! The last excursion we have been on was to a shopping centre where we shopped til we dropped and there was a Sephora so a haul will shortly follow!! If you have ever been to Paris before let me know in the comments what your favourite place is!

Monthly Favourites For February

I know that we are now well on our way into march, but I thought I would just share with you some of my favourite products from the month of February.

My First favourite is a beauty related product, it is the Rimmel apocalips  lip lacquer in the colour Big bang. If you aren’t already aware of what a lip lacquer is, it is the colour and brightness of a lipstick in the form and glossiness of a lip gloss. I have recently been loving this one as it is supEdited rimmel apocalipser easy to apply and lasts for a really long time. As it is so bright, I often like to dull it down a bit with a layer of powder which gives it a more matte look.

Now on to my next favourite, In this last month or so I have really been loving my Konjac Sponge. It is made from a plant grown inkonjac edited Asia, it is a sponge with a very springy texture and it feels good when you wash your face with it. I am led to believe that these  sponges are quite inexpensive however I was given mine as a gift. Overall I defiantly think this is worth a look and is a really good product.

Now on to my third favourite. Recently I have been listening to a lot edited beatsmore music and to help me with this I have been using my Beats by Dr Dre head phones. Now I had heard lots of good things about these so I decided to take a look. They are amazing, I have had over the head headphones before that were quite uncomfortable, but these are so nice. They give a really nice sound quality and come in a really useful pouch for easy storage.

My fourth and final favourite for this month are my Forever 21 jeans. I really can’t fault these jeans. They are so comfy and are easy to wash and fold. They are without a doubt the best jeans I have ever purchased. I love the way that they are really light but they feel good when I am wearing them. Before now I had never really purchased anything from Forever 21, but now I am in love with their products. They were that good that I even ordered another pair last week. So if you are looking for a new pair of jeans, I would defiantly recommend these.

Melting Marshmallow Moment!! 

Recently, I went to the Lush shop. It was great, despite the amount of overpowering smells and the tight confined space. I decided to pick up a few things just to give them a try. One of the things I purchased was a Melting marshmallow moment. It has a really light scent and it is really sweet. The texture of the bath melt was quite crumbly and oily. Once I plunged it into the bath it started to fizz and it produced clouds of fluffy white froth that sat on the surface of the water. Underneath it had coloured the water pink. It also made my skin feel really smooth and soft aswell. Overall I think this is definitely worth a purchase. It was great!! Leave me a comment saying what your favourite lush product is and I will be sure to give it a go xx 

BRIT Awards 2015

Just thought I would share my opinion on last nights BRIT awards ceremony. It was great!!! Ant and Dec were great presenters and everyone who won awards definitely deserved them. Being a self confessed ‘swiftie'(Taylor Swift fan) I was so happy to see that Taylor won the best international artist award she definitely deserves it. Congrats on your first of many to come BRIT awards Taylor!! Some other notable achievements were Ed Sheeran winning two awards as did Sam Smith. However the night wasn’t all fun for everyone. The 57 year old singer Madonna had a bit of what you would call ‘wardrobe malfunction’ she was wisked backwards when her cape  failed to release from around her neck. Oops!! But luckily she was ok! 

Overall the night was a great success and many people we recognised for what they do best!! I can’t wait for next years awards!

Simple Face Care Products

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My face tends to be quite sensitive and I can hardly ever find a face wash, moisturiser, cleanser and toner  that doesn’t bring me out in a large red rash across my face and is a reasonable price. Then I found simple products.

It was actually my auntie who first gave me some simple products, she had seen them on offer and thought I might like to give them a go because they work well for her. So, I tried them. It was amazing, the face wash wasn’t harsh on my face and the moisturiser didn’t make my face feel greasy or clogged.

IMG_0419I have recently been using the foaming face wash from simple along with my konjac sponge and I have been getting some great results, my whole face feels refreshed and clean.

Last week, I noticed that the simple purifying cleanser and toner were available. I have used cleanser and toner before but it was my mums and it was really expensive so I thought I would buy my own that I know will agree with my sensitive skin. These two products when used in conjunction with each other, work wonders. It is great for taking any trace of make up left on your skin from the day and they make my skin feel smooth and soft.

I also like the fact that simple products have so many vitamins in them, that are good for your skin. Overall, Simple products are simply amazing and I can’t wait to try more products and see how it goes.

Berlin

Recently, I was privileged enough to visit Berlin for a 4 day cultural trip. I enjoyed every minute of it. We visited many of the tourist type places such as the fernsehturm (TV tower) and Check point Charlie. Before visiting Germany’s capital I knew next to nothing about World War 2, but I learnt so much whilst I was on this trip. As well as the historical side I really enjoyed practising my German in Berlin. I used to live in Germany so I had a little bit of understanding already, I had never been to Northern Germany so it was a new experience for me. 20140408_135330

One of the highlights was definitely going up the TV tower, the view from the top was great and we could see for miles ahead of us. I also enjoyed the river cruise we went on. A pre recorded tape told us all about what was around  us in both English and German which meant I could practice my listening skills

20140407_153753I stayed in a  room with some friends who had never been to Germany before. We switched on the TV in our room and put some cartoons on in the hope that we might hear some words that were familiar to us and the first thing we heard was “AUF WIEDERSEHEN DIE KATZE!” and so it kind of became the motto of the trip.20140406_140945

Overall I thought Berlin is an amazing city and there is always something to do or see. I would definitely recommend you visit if you haven’t already.