Happy Tunesday

DJ Snake Feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle

Remember Turn Down For What with Lil Jon? Yep a guilty pleasure of  mine and a massive hit for French-born William Grigahcine AKA DJ Snake  (to be fair he’s had a string of hits).  His most recent offering features brit born Bipolar Sunshine whose gentle vocals seem so effortless on this track.

When I first heard this song I was yet again smitten by the sound.  The music video will melt your heart too… it features a heartbroken superhero played by none other than the Hunger Games Josh Hutcherson. I won’t say too much, just watch and enjoy.

Alessia Cara – Wild Things

This has been the second time Alessia Cara has made it on my playlists.  I’ve read that she has been likened to singers like Norah Jones, personally I think Alessia is unique and her voice and style of music appeals to so many (plus they make great remixes too!)  Her latest single “Wild Things” had me from the moment I heard the oh so catchy hook.  I think it spoke to my inner child “Find me where the wild things are” lyrics a little nod to my favourite childhood book by Maurice Sendak “Where the Wild Things Are” Though the song is more about the state of mind than the book it was nice to see it referenced.

Her video to this track features her squad AKA her close friends, many of whom have been with her since her school days.  Any enough chat – watch and tell me what you think.

Meghan Trainor – No

Meghan Trainor proves she’s no one trick pony providing us with another fun, sassy track with a simple and easy to learn hook “No” starts of so beautifully with gentle harmonies, then packs a punch straight into the song. It’s less 50’s and more 90’s sounding. It’s a fun, catchy pop song which you does what it says on the tin!

NAO – Fool to Love

NAO, honestly don’t know too much about her apart from she’s a London girl like me and her voice is out of this world.  I first heard her on her Bad Blood track which is sheer brilliance.  She’s back again with another soulful delight!  Whilst singers like Erykah Badu comes to mind, one of the things I love about NAO is her vocal range, this girl can sing!!  Watch out for her….

Drake Feat Wizkid & Kyla  – One Dance

My list wouldn’t be complete with something for drizzy!  This sexy track features Wizkid and Kyla, the latter my UK lovelies will remember her track “Do you mind” which is sampled for this track.

This song will most definitely be a smash in the clubs, I for one cannot wait to bounce to this with a less expensive drink in my hand haha!! I couldn’t find a video so  just listen…

That’s your lot lovelies for this week.  What do you think?  Good/bad?  What’s your favourite out of the 5 I’ve mentioned? Let me know what you’ll be adding to your playlist this week.

xoxo

Happy Tunesday!

Music has always played a big part of my life not just because it can reflect where my heads at, but it brings me joy a memory and excitement of better days to come.  There’s a few tracks that got me excited for the summer and some that have even surprised, so if you’re looking to add new tracks to your playlist, you might want to have a listen to these.

In case you’re unsure Becky Hill is a well-known voice with dance music circles, having featured with the likes of Rudimental, Wilkinson and Oliver Heldens smash hit “Gecko”, we now get to hear her beautiful voice on the new MK single  “Piece of Me” a sure-fire summer anthem. Enjoy!

The next song, I just can’t get out of my head by Dua Lipa, whom I know nothing about but I’m going look into her music as if this song is anything to go by, I know I’m going to be a fan!

The next song, came as quite a surprise for me because I’ve never been a fan and the last time I said anything about these ladies, I was trolled!  So when I heard this I actually had no idea this was Fifth Harmony, I had to have a moment.  But you can’t deny a good song when you hear it.

The song credited to Joshua Coleman who has written for the likes of Jessie J (Sweet Talker), Jason Derulo (Talk Dirty) and our very own Rixton (Me & My Broken Heart) to name a few.

The song also features Ty Dolla $ign, have a listen and let me know what you think.

My last offering is from personal faves Blonde who I absolutely love.  There’s not a track they’ve released that I don’t like and if you get to hear a set, you’ll understand why I’m such a fan.

“Nothing Like This” features Craig David, who seems to be on a roll at the moment (love the guy but wasn’t big on his last track with big narsty).  I’m glad to see Craig go from strength to strength seeing as he was the voice of a generation when it came to mainstream UK Garage and let’s face it the man can sing! So working with Blonde was going to be a winning partnership!

Here’s a preview :

Well there you have it lovelies.  Like any of these?  What’s you’re favourite tracks at the moment? Let me know!

Love

 

Miss Naddy

xoxo

 

Happy 2nd Birthday Make Up Revolution!

For me Thursday is the new Friday and this week was no exception. On 10th March  I attended Make Up Revolutions 2nd birthday party, and it was AMAZING!

I’ve been a massive fan of the brand since the beginning and with new products launching almost weekly what’s not to love? They’re have great products starting from £1 (yes I said £1) and they’re giving premium brands a run for their money with their gorgeous palettes, packaging, variety in products and with a cult following and heaps of involvement within the blogging community, it’s difficult to ignore the  successes of such a wonderful brand.

London was the city and Cafe de Paris was our backdrop for the party. We were given the VIP treatment from the outset, photographers, videographers, welcome drinks, we knew we were in for a good time.

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The famous Cafe de Paris sign

We kicked off with an afternoon tea themed drop in session, it was a great opportunity to meet the the make up revolution family and all the brands (Freedom, colourless, I ♡ Make Up)

The tables were filled with all our favourite products across the brands, it was also good to see a few products which I’ve had my eye on and obviously they didn’t disappoint, so of course I’ll be shopping this weekend!

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The coveted Rose Gold Lipsticks. We’re all waiting for Chauffeur to be back in stock.

I heart makeup chocolates

Death by Chocolate or Make Up Heaven, either way these chocolate palettes are to die for!

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Freedom Make Up London-That Pro Artist Pad tho….

So whilst drooling at all the make up we also got to hear about some future products launching this year which was very exciting.  The good news is I can share deets with you all – Are you ready?

 

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Make Up Revolution have teamed up with British Beauty Blogger to create  “The Fortune Favours The Bold” Palette presented in a gorgeous brushed gold tin.  We weren’t given an official launch date but it will be later on this month.

The week commencing  March 21st will see the launch of the newest addition to the I ♡ Chocolate range “Chocolate Vice” luxurious golds and rich reds and pinks galore perfect to help get you ready for summer.

We also got to see a new hair care range which were so cleverly packaged as milk cartons and smoothie drinks which looked fab. The main focus was taming and smoothing hair which I’m looking forward to trying out as a sister blessed with curly hair, no one wants to see my “woke up like this” look.

There was also a hair colour range which looked great and will appeal to many with baby pinks, blues and turquoise still going strong.  The hair range will be launching in June 2016 so just in time for festival season.

Superdrug also had  products from their B. range out on display, which included Micellar water and a micellar oil which I’ve not yet tried.  They also had body butters and scrubs which all looked really nice.  But what really caught our eye were these emojji lip balms, the cuteness of these little pots were just too much!

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Which emojji would you go for?

After checking out all the brands and products we had time to ourselves to connect with other bloggers, talk to the brands and grab a drink, I attended the event with fellow blogger Flo of Love From, Florence Grace who is always great company. We discovered the GIF creating station hosted by GIFGIF and well you’ll see the evidence of our handy work…

 

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As the evening started to set in, we were spoilt with cocktails and canapés(which were aptly named after some of the palettes) finally the big screen came down and Adam Minto, founder and CEO of Make Up Revolution took to the stage. Using his charm and wit Adam delivered a heart-warming speech sharing is pride and passion for the company, giving thanks for the support from global partners to Superdrug and of course the blogger/social network.

Adam describes Revolution as disruptive, exciting, most of all affordable. As a natural born rebel, I’m always for creating a little chaos, so the idea these guys creating a little havoc within the world of cosmetics just makes me love them even more.

Make up should not be elitist. Should not be based on your ability or you willingness to pay more!
Adam Minto – CEO Make Up Revolution

Writer and Vlogger Daisie Smith  who works closely with TAM Beauty, then took to the stage to announce the amazing competition #IAMFREEDOM competition which launches in April and set to be the biggest beauty competition of the year!  30 individuals will compete through 3 challenges to earn a place at the live final which will be held in September.  Four runners up will win £1000 whilst the one lucky winner of first place will win £10000 (yep TEN THOUSAND!!) a years supply of Freedom products and a 1 year partnership with the brand.

As Adam was reiterating the details, Superdrug shouted off stage and announced that they would match all the prizes – OMG!!!

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After that fantastic announcement I think everyone was truly ready to party, another surprise for us was a guest DJ who turned out to be none other Scott Mills, we managed to get a snap with him which was pretty cool! The tunes kept on coming, and for those who know me, I love to dance so there was no stopping me hehe

 

 

My night came to an end around 1130 and as a final thanks we were given a bag of goodies. Which was filled so much amazing stuff.  Between Make Up Revolution and Superdrug their kindness and generosity was overwhelming, included were products from Make Up Revolution, Freedom and Superdrug.

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I saved this one for last as I’d already had it on my lust list and almost picked it up last week.  In our goodie bag also contained the Black Arts Pro Artist Pad by Freedom.

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I love how it looks like tablet cover

 

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Take it all in… cute mirror and just look at those shades. 

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Close up of the palette shades

 

So there you have it lovelies, the drink, the music and the make up!  I need to give a few shout outs to Flo and Julia for being the best company! Of course I can’t forget the girl gang I hung out with dancing all night like no ones watching, Kirstie, Orla, Tania, Leah, Hollee (and mum) and of course a massive thank you to Adam Minto and the TAM family for the invitation to help celebrate your success and for your hospitality and for the revolution!  Keep on making noise lovelies….

Happy Birthday Make Up Revolution!

xoxo

 

 

A Feast For The Senses

So this week, I’ve tried, tasted, smelt and heard new things, which I thought I’d share with you all :

Touch – Flora No 1 Fine Radiance Oil by Mitchell and Peach

My night-time skincare staple has to be a good face oil.  I have combination oily skin and the best way to keep the shine under control is to combat it with oil.  I’ve always opted for an oil as opposed to a night cream as well, it just feels nicer on my skin, when I wake up I don’t feel so greasy and well they smell amazing.

I’ve tried a few oils now and still only have 2 stand out products (which I’ll pop up on a new post very soon) but I’m pleased to say I’ve found a 3rd and it’s a must have lovelies.

Mitchell & Peach Fine Radiance Oil  is a wonderful little bottle of magic.  A super lightweight oil which absorbs into your skin almost immediately, leaving you with soft supple skin when you wake up! Delicately scented which leaves you calm and relaxed ready for a perfect nights sleep.

I received a sample in my You Beauty box some months back, but never got round to using it until now and it was worth the wait.  The Mitchell’s have been farming land for 5 generations, today keeping with their roots they have created a wonderful brand of  gorgeous body and bath products.

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Taste – Ham, Egg and Cheese Pastries

I decided it was time to ditch the mundane breakfast and try a few new things out in the kitchen – Enter Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach, if you haven’t heard of him and his #Leanin15 and #guilty catchphrases then where have you been?

As you know I loves me a bit of Instagram and Joe has pretty much built a cult following through the use of insta, so I decided to give one of his quickie breakfasts a whirl.

So here’s The Body Coach….

Et voila here’s my first attempt…

I served mine up on a bed of spinach and WOW, this was so delicious.  I was concerned with the use of feta and parmesan but once cooked, the taste was so subtle.  I went with Serrano ham but you could go with whatever you like really.  So that was me getting my cook on!  Have you tried any of Joe’s recipes before ? I know the Avocado and eggs has proven to be a popular favourite.

Smell – Floral Bloom by Next

Whilst out on my many visits to Next to check out new seasonal arrivals I was kindly given a sample of Floral Bloom a light scent perfect for sunny spring days.  As you know I’m a sucker for a good scent and high street brands are (excuse the pun) not to be sniffed at!  Next is a perfect example of how to get it right without smelling like a teenager from the 90’s.

So Floral Bloom is described as Fresh & Floral, which I can agree I find the Waterlily and Narcissus definitely come through the strongest on my whilst the neroli and papaya flower give it the light delicate fragrance.  If you’re passing Next anytime soon, I highly recommend checking out their fragrance section.

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Sight – Tarte Cosmetics

It’s not like I don’t have enough palettes in my life but I’m seriously obsessing over Tarte Cosmetics, Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette.  The shadows are so rich and pigmented every time I go to the site of browse their insta page I’m immediately drawn in, especially with shades like  “Fashionista” and “Bombshell”

Sound – Anne-Marie – Do It Right

No words…just watch and listen xoxo

Well that’s your lot for today!  What did you think?  Anything new you’ve tried this week?  Let me know I’d love to hear any recommendations.

Until next time lovelies.

xoxo

Something For The Weekend?

It’s been absolutely ages since I’ve posted about music.  So figured it’s about time to share a few tracks on my playlist :

 

Shift K3y Ft BB Diamond – Missing

Alessia Cara – Here

 

Danny L Harle – Broken Flowers

 

Raleigh Ritchie – Bloodsport

Zara Larrson, MNEK – Never Forget You

Let me know what you think or if there’s anything I should be listening to, I love music so I know it’ll all be good!

Have a great weekend!

 

xoxo

What You Listening To?

I realised it’s been a while since I’ve posted about music that I can’t get enough of, then I realised whilst I’ve been loving so many songs lately – I hadn’t even updated my MP3 Player. I can’t lie it is part laziness and the fact that I’ve suddenly found myself listening to the radio a lot I blame X- Factor and my new fascination with Grimmy (who I think is pretty awesome by the way!)

Anyways let’s talk about what’s got my head bopping!

First up is a very cool, chilled track by Alex Crossan also known as Mura Masa and his offering called “Love for that” Featuring Shura.

 

 

Next on my playlist was quite the surprise for me!  I can’t deny that I’m always a sucker for an under dog or fallen angel and I think the latter probably describes my next artist to a T.  The last few months (can’t believe I’m about to say this) I’ve been loving Justin Beiber and fear I’m slowly becoming a Bleiber… Yes I know it’s weird but his recent collaborations have been great and I’ve shaken what mama gave me to a few of his tracks that he has featured on, but the one track that totally had me was “Sorry”  every time I hear it, my body feels the urge to move!  Then I saw the music video featuring New Zealand dance crew ReQuest who are fierce!  I love the video for this track mainly because it kinda reminds me of nights out with my girls…. yes I seriously think we look like  these girls when we’re in the club haha!  For those who know me….just know, for those who don’t I’m always filled with Sass and Badass!!

 

 

One last track that probably is my stand out track from Jack Garratt, it really needs no explanation  – just listen and enjoy.

 

 

 

What’s got you buzzin lately?  Share your favourite tracks with me….you know I love music in all forms!

 

Naddy

xoxo

 

Music 2014 – Thanks for the Memories (Pt 2)

So we continue our journey into my favourite tracks of 2014. You’ll probably notice that this end of the list contains more of a mixture of more popular songs with a few R’n’B/Hip Hop as well as my beloved bangers!  Remember this list is in no particular order as I just could choose my ultimate favourites! So let’s continue….

50.  Calvin Harris Ft John Newman-Blame

51.   Disciples – They Don’t Know

52.  Tensnake Ft Nile Rogers & Fiora – Love Sublime (Duke Dumont Remix)

53.  Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong

54.  Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck

55.  Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)

56.  Got Some Ft The Getalong Gang – My Bassline

57. Usher Ft Nicki Minaj – She Came to Give it To You

58. Pharrell Williams – Happy

59.  Royksöpp & Robyn – Do it Again

60. Charli XCX – Boom Clap

61.  Clean Bandit & Jesss Glynn – Real Love

62. Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good

63. Zedd Ft Foxes – Clarity  

64. Justin Timberlake – Not A Thing

65. Kove Ft Melissa Steel – Way We Are

66. Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One

67. Jerermih – Don’t Tell em

68. Ferreck & Redondo – Love too Deep

69. Iggy Azaelea Ft Rita Ora – Black Widow

70. Jason Derulo – Trumpets

71.  Alesso Ft Tove Lo – Heroes

72.  Fuse ODG – Million Pound Girl (Badder than Bad)

73. Years & Years – Desire

74.  T.I Ft Iggy Azaelea – No Mediocre

75.  Chris Brown Ft Usher – New Flame

76.  The Magician Ft Years & Years – Sunlight

77.  Oliver Helden’s – (Koala) Last All Night

78. Blonde Ft Melissa Steel – I Loved You

79.  Jessie J – Burnin Up

80. One Republic – Counting Stars

81. YG  Ft Drake – Who Do You Love?

82. Neon Jungle – Braveheart

83. Maroon 5 – Maps

84. Avicii  – Addicted To You

85. Trey Songz – Na Na

86.  Zedd Ft Hayley Williams – Stay The Night

87. Fuse ODG Ft Sean Paul – Dangerous Love

88.  George Ezra – Blame it on Me

89. Will.I.AM Ft Miley, Whiz Khalifa &  French Montana

90. Ed Sheeran – Don’t

91. Great Big World Ft Christina Aguilera – Say Something

92. Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down

93.  Pharrell Williams Ft Miley – Come Get It Bae

94.  DJ Khaled Ft Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, Jeremih – Hold You Down

95. Tchami – Promesses

96. Kid Ink Ft Usher &Tinashe – Body Language

97. Mike Mago & Dragonette – Outlines

98. Gorgon City Ft Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night

99.  Neon Jungle – Can’t Stop The Love

100. Frankie Knuckles (RIP) – Your Love 

 

So there you have it, now granted I know for the more particular of us, you may find a few songs that were actually released in 2013 or end of, but my list is based on music that I loved in 2014.

I don’t know about you, but it looks like a pretty good playlist to me(I’m no DJ of course..lol) and just in time for tonight!  My NYE are spent chilling with my boys these days, which is how I love to spend it.  The music will be loud and the drink will be flowing.  Whatever you are doing this NYE, have a great one, be safe and have lots of fun lovelies.

See you in 2015.

xoxo