27 Mar 2015

1. Oh Wonder - Body Gold (Louis The Child Remix)

Louis The Child consists of two fairly young DJ's from Chicago and if you want to know more about them you can click here. I think this song is nice and chilled, you could definitely listen to it after a night out. Angus and I have decided it can be described as 'quite Flume-esque'. 

2. California Soul (Diplo Remix) - Marlena Shaw

It's very rare that you can remix a classic and make it better, but this is a fine example of exactly that happening. This is fairly old, but still good. Thanks Diplo. 

3. Me, Myself and I - De La Soul

I've developed a bit of an obsession with De La Soul this year; they're not just on my March playlist, but January, February and probably will be for a long time. I tend to listen to this in a morning whilst I get ready for uni, to get me in the mood for a MAD lecture. 

4. Warm Water (Snakehips Remix) - Banks

Ruby introduced me to Banks and now I love Banks, especially this Snakehips remix. 

5. Fine (LeMarquis & FAB Remix) - Whitney Houston

I first found LeMarquis through listening to his remix of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (listen for the ting at the end of the rap). I was flicking through his SoundCloud the other day when I found this, and I think I like it almost as much. 

6. Foot Stomp - Disco Tech

This is a good song for dancing. It comes from a playlist called Disco Heroes Vol 6, where you can find more songs, that are also good for dancing. Good for pre-drinks before Soul Jam.

7. Sleepyhead - Passion Pit

I used to listen to this song when I was around 14 and I've recently rediscovered it. I forgot how much I enjoy Passion Pit; this is clearly one of their best. 

8. Mugen - Harrison and Seamus Hamilton

I only discovered this towards the end of the month but it's still a fab song. I think this song would go down well at any point of a night out, from pre-drinks to after party. 

For more of my musical selections, head over to my Soundcloud


2 Mar 2015

February has quickly drawn to a close and it's already March! (Ruby will be very excited right now) As the clever ones amongst you may have already guessed, this post will be concerning a few things I've been loving throughout the past month. Most products are linked so just click to buy online!


I feel as though I've reached a point in my life where I've absolutely nailed my skincare regime and I have mainly Lush to thank for that. As you can see in the pics, all of my products are looking very well-used.

I use their 9 to 5 Cleansing Milk to take off my make up, followed by Herbalism Facial Cleanser to exfoliate. I then tone with Eau Roma Water and moisturise with the Ginzing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer from Origins (best smelling thing I've ever slathered onto my face). Usually, not taking my make up off at night completely ruins my skin but I've had a few nights out recently and my complexion is still the best it's been since I was a wee one. 


Current go to eye look is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate packed onto the lid, then blended out and under the lash line. I'm feeling v Olsen and I think this look can instantly make you look more 'polished' (although I may not be a very good example of that).

Speaking of go to, I've been using my Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia perfume every day and I'm still as obsessed with it as I was when I got it two months ago. Their website describes it as 'luscious and golden', which is how I sometimes like to describe myself too.


I'm unsure if this is a weird favourites category but I'm obsessed with these two things. The first is a candle I got from Primark. I will admit that I only got it the other day but I feel as though if I had bought it earlier, it would still be included. I think the outside is really pretty and I'm going to turn it into a plant pot when it has finished burning. It's coconut and vanilla scented, but not overpowering and sickly, the scent is very subtle and light and I can't believe it was only £3.

The second is a mug I got from Tesco. It's one of those that are the perfect size - nothing worse than a small mug. I love the minimalistic design (looks way more expensive than £2.50) and I think it looks v chic on my desk next to my candle. (painting nails emoji)


Another probably quite strange category? I'm one of those people who becomes utterly infatuated with a food for a few months, gets bored then doesn't eat it ever again (special mention to the only food that seems to have survived this process, hummus). This month, those two foods for me have been Rice Krispies and Uncle Ben's Rice. If you haven't had Uncle Ben's Microwave Rice, your life is quite frankly a mess.


Last month I went to SoulJam in Newcastle and now I can't stop listening to that late 70s early 80s disco stuff. I even made a playlist called 'funky groovy pre' and have been dancing around the kitchen to songs like these whilst cooking spag bol.

If you do one thing today, please make it watching this music video.