Wednesday, 26 October 2016

4 Halloween Make Up Looks

I'm so unprepared for Halloween that it's borderline hilarious. Until yesterday, I was dead set on attending my one (sad face) Halloween party as Paul Stanley from Kiss. 

To get some inspiration I went onto YouTube and realised that if I continued with this Kiss idea, I would end up in a Mean Girls "Ex Wife" situation. In case you're unfamiliar, it's the kind of situation where you would turn up to a Halloween party looking scary when everyone else is dressed more provocatively - think sexy kitten as oppose to dead cat. 

The more I searched and clicked away, I came across Chrisspy. I'm sure you all know who she is but if you don't, why not? I literally sat for probably the best part of an hour watching, learning and most of all wishing that I could achieve such FLAWLESS make up. She's a god. 

 Credit: Chrisspy
As it goes, my Paul Stanley idea went right out of the window and I decided, to hell with it, I'm going to try out one of these looks and rock it IF IT KILLS ME. I picked the four above looks as a starting point. I mean for god sake, who really looks like this. I'm jealous. 

Now, to add to the unpreparedness, I have no idea which one to choose. I LOVE the top left or bottom right but I feel they're the most ambitious of the 4. Of course they would be. 

I'll definitely be posting a photo to Instagram of the look I eventually choose, in the meantime please help me decide.

Which look do you like best and which do you think is the most achievable? 

Monday, 24 October 2016

10 Songs For Your Halloween Playlist

pumpkin patch
My my hasn't Halloween come around quickly. I feel like I blinked in September and now here I am, deciding what sweets will make children leave my house quicker and what face paint will arrive in time for Saturday. What a rush. 

Thankfully, I'm not hosting a party this year but I'm putting myself in charge of music for the one (wow one, just call me the social queen) party that I am attending. 

Party music is such a hit and miss. I don't want it to be too cheesy, too themed or too 'oh my god what idiot chose this song'. That in mind, I thought about the songs I wouldn't mind hearing as I regretfully gulp those brain shaped vodka jellies.
  1. Kiss - Crazy Nights
  2. Nightmare Before Christmas - This is Halloween - 100% obligatory
  3. The Cranberries - Zombie
  4. Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
  5. Pendulum - Tarantula
  6. Drowning Pool - Bodies - Absolute throwback to being 14
  7. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
  8. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
  9. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
  10. Alice Cooper - Poison
I'm sorry for the short post today but the past few days have been so back to back that I feel like I've not had time to breathe. If you're still reading, I'd love to know what's on your playlist?


Thursday, 20 October 2016

5 Bands To See Live

5 Bands To See Live
I don't know about you but I absolutely love live music. Whether it's a band I've listened to over and over or an artist I've not listened to before, I can't get enough. Fortunately, I've been able to see a few bands in my short years (that is nor a height nor age pun) so it's a pleasure for me to share these with you today.

These bands made this list not just for their music but for their performance, for doing something more than selling a ticket. Here are 5 bands I loved and I would 100% recommend seeing live.

Mallory Knox I've managed to catch these guys on their album tours for Signals and Asymmetry and they were incredible. I've never seen five men so passionate about what they do. They have so much enthusiasm and always connect with the crowd in a way you don't see much anymore. Whether you're a die hard fan or if you've never listened before, it's a great show. If you ever get chance, see them at Manchester Ritz and stand on the balcony. You'll thank me afterwards.

Pendulum I know their shows few and far between these days but I genuinely think that seeing Pendulum was one of the best gigs I've ever been to. There was such a buzz about the crowd and seeing them in Manchester Central made all of the difference. I was only sixteen and I'd never been to a venue like it. It suited the music and their fans so well. Perfect.

Meat Loaf If you know me, you'll know how much of a Meat Loaf fan I am - you can laugh, everyone else does ha. I used to listen to Meat Loaf on car journeys with my family when I was younger and I never thought I'd get the chance to see him in concert. He toured when I was eighteen, he was sixty six. It didn't matter, he sung his heart out and I joined in. Note: This is not a crush.

Sigma The energy in Sigma's sets doesn't even compare. The first time I saw them, I was in complete awe and didn't want it to end. I can't imagine what they would be like at a smaller venue but having seen them at two festivals, they're on my watch list for next year. Even if you think you don't like their music, you won't be able to resist.

Def Leppard This is cheating a little bit because I've never actually seen Def Leppard live. I have however watched and listened to Viva Hysteria and wow, I would have given anything to have been there. They're one of my favourite bands and I wouldn't hesitate to see them if they toured again - especially if it was in Vegas.

I'd love to hear the bands you've seen or want to see live, let me know!

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