Saturday, 30 August 2014

Summer Lovin'

Its genuinely hard to believe that Summer is over already! It was definitely the fastest Summer ever but also one of if not the best! I threw together a few new bits and bobs that I discovered this Summer that I absolutely loved!

1)NAKED 2 pallet: I had been wanting to get this as soon as I hear it came out but never got around to getting it seen as I love my NAKED 1 but its safe to say I equally love this one! The main difference is that naked two has some lighter shades so its less smoky and really I find its better for everyday wear.

2)The Faults In Our stars: this year I really got out of the habit of reading but at the start of the summer I purchased a kindall which was the best idea ever! I just found it an effort to go to eassons every time you want to pick up a book, and it was also a light weight to bring on hols! TFIOS was on of the Summer's huge blockbusters in Cinemas which I still havent gone to see but the book was just amazing! It really gives you a greater appreciation for life, love and most things that we take for granted. Definitely a must read!

3)NescafĂ© Azera Americano Coffee: I'me an avid coffee drinker and have had many different types in my day but without a doubt the nicest at home coffee in a jar I've had yet  is Azera. It just tastes like happiness!

4)Stellar: At the start of the summer while sitting for hours in the hairdressers with what resembled heavy tinfoil on my head I picked up Stellar Magazine and was immediately hooked! Since I grew out of Kiss which was my ultimate favourite and is sadly closing down, I didn't have one I would religiously buy every month but it looks like things have changed!

5)Scented Candles: This is kind of self explanatory. I feel very old that  all of a sudden that I'm writing about my new found love for scented candles but recently I discovered that I love them, new guilty pleasure I guess!

5)Last but not least my new found appreciation and love for Bombay Bicycle Club, just before longitude I realised how great they were and now its my "good mood" music! Luna is my favourite song of theirs, it just reminds me of Longitude and what a great day we had! Definitely check them out.

Any new discoveries over the Summer? Let me know, 


Monday, 25 August 2014

Festival Season, Longitude 2014

Finally I'm home! After spending another 3 weeks on a language course this time in beautiful but pretty isolated Connemara, I'm sitting at my laptop writing a post about longitude which was about a month ago! This summer has literally been a blur, it seems like all I've been doing is packing and unpacking suitcases! Never the less I'm not complaining because it was all amazing. The Gaeltacht was as much fun as always and now after all my travels I've got to cram as many nights out as possible before 6th year and all that jazz. I went to Ikea with my mam the other day and bought a huge new study desk, its a nice desc don't get me wrong but the whole idea slightly depressing... Anyway I'm gone very off topic so  back to Longitude!

We decided to go on Friday mostly because of Ben Howard and Bastille but also because Saturday was the day before the Gaeltacht and if I could sum up the whole experience in one word it would be 'incredible' because that's just what it was! Normally days like this never meet your expectation but everything about it was brilliant! The atmosphere was so chilled, the weather was perfect and all the acts were unreal. Before the festival I started listening to Bombay Bicycle Club and and I'm so glad I did because they have been added to my list of favourite bands!
 The night before there was like a monsoon of rain so expecting a mudslide I went out and got Hunter  wellies (and welly warmers!) which of course with my luck meant it would not rain, not that I really wanted rain but I was all geared out so I was almost disappointed!(almost) Never the less at a festival I highly recommend bringing raid gear because you just never know with Irish weather! I also wore my Topshop Shorts and Top from Bershka throw in a hoodie some midi rings a choker that can also be purchased in topshop (I got mine for 50c in tteh Bananna tree years ago!) and your good to go!

Overall it was a great day and night! So much fun! I was only sorry we couldn't have stayed for the whole weekend, I'm already looking forward to next year when hopefully we will! For anyone heading to electric picnic next week have a bast! 

                                                                           All for now 

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