WINTER SOUNDTRACK

This was a hard one to put together. I didn’t want the playlist to be overly long but this winter has bought with it so many incredible albums and I’ve been discovering so many new tunes through others (friends who make you playlists are keepers, just saying) – so it’s been tricky to refine.

Alas, I have stuck to the songs I’ve listened to the most from the last three months. (Some of which I had on repeat back in December and am now a little tired of, but they’re deserving of a place in this playlist nonetheless!)

Also, I’m just gonna throw it out there that there is quite a decent amount of explicit lyrics within this playlist so if you’re young or easily offended don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

Sidewalks – The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

If You Give Me Fire – Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Reminder – The Weeknd

Leave – Post Malone

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – ZAYN, Taylor Swift

Fashion Killa – A$AP Rocky

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Love$ick – Mura Masa, A$AP Rocky

Man Of The Hour – New Gen, Jevon

Buried My Husband – Honeyfeet

Fuck With Myself – Banks

Lovesick – Banks

If I Ever Feel Better – Phoenix

Come Around – M.I.A, Timberland

Figures – Jessie Reyez

Shutter Island – Jessie Reyez

Tusk – Fleetwood Mac

Don’t You Find – Jamie T

Overnight Celebrity – Twista

Deep Grass – Blossoms

By Design – Kid Cudi, Andre Benjamin

Chamber of Reflection – Mac Demarco

Rolling Stone – Black Hippy

Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You – Arctic Monkeys

The Platoon – Illinformed, Split Prophets

You’re The One – KAYTRANADA, Syd

Hold – Vera Blue

Paradis Perdus – Christine and the Queens

No Worries – Loyle Carner, Rebel Kleff

Damselfly – Loyle Carner, Tom Misch

The Isle Of Arran – Loyle Carner

UGH! – The 1975

Undo – The 1975

California – Childish Gambino

IV. sweatpants – Childish Gambino

Baby Boy – Childish Gambino

Redbone – Childish Gambino

Bounce – Flatbush Zombies

The Guide – Kid Cudi, Andre Benjamin

Trade-Off – Flatbush Zombies

Ordinary Life – The Weeknd

Congratulations – Post Malone, Quavo

Money Made Me Do It – Post Malone, 2 Chainz

Sneakin’ – Drake, 21 Savage

Flesh Without Blood – Grimes

Kill V. Maim – Grimes

Diamonds – Remix – Rihanna, Kanye West

Back 2 U – Joey Gatto

The Purge – ScHoolboy Q, Tyler, The Creator

Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry, Skip Marley

Foreplay – Jalen Santoy

Synergy – Tash Sultana

Comin Out Strong – Future, The Weeknd

 

Listen to the playlist on Spotify here; http://spoti.fi/2kNVXKB

Izzy x

THE 1975.

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Ya girl went to see The 1975 on Dec 22nd and it was amaze!!! Here are some unedited pics that I just thought I’d shove on the old blog to look back on. If ever you get the chance to, definitely see them live. 10/10 would recommend. ALSO they played ‘Paris‘ – my fave, despite it not being on the setlist. Chuffed I was.

Izzy x

(p.s hope you all had a fabulous xmas and ate too many pigs in blankets/veggie alternative if ur not about that life)

AUTUMN SOUNDTRACK

It’s that time again. I compile the best bits of my monthly playlists from the last 3 months into one ultimate seasonal playlist, which I then bless your lovely selves with – in the hopes you like it as much as I do.

This Autumn has been an odd one. There’s been ups and downs and I think this is definitely reflected in what I’ve been listening to lately. Quite a few of these songs have a lot of meaning and sentiment attached to them, hence why I felt they deserved a place in the playlist. Others are just straight bangers to be honest.

Without further ado, here are my most loved songs of Autumn 2016:

(Oh and here is the spotify link if you wanted to have a listen; http://spoti.fi/2fWSfIR)

Friends – Francis and the Lights ft. Bon Iver

Work This Out – Litany

The Only One – RITUAL, Skizzy Mars

Congratulations – MGMT

Flowers Bloom – High Highs

Come First – Terror Jr

Caroline – Amine

Season 2 Episode 3 – Glass Animals

Dang! – Mac Miller ft. Anderson .Paak

Second Nature – Stalking Gia

Jungle – Tash Sultana

Deja Vu – Post Malone, Justin Bieber

Rising Water – James Vincent McMorrow

Sillk da Shocka – Isaiah Rashad ft. Syd

Starboy – The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

Side to Side – Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj

Wild Horses – Bishop Briggs

Fast Lane – Rationale

Paracetamol – Declan McKenna

ILYSB – LANY

Temporary Love – The Brinks

So Good at Being in Trouble – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

33 “GOD” – Bon Iver

Love on the Brain – RY X Remix – Rihanna

Fake Love – Drake

Easy – Busted

Weekend – Mac Miller ft. Miguel

Something in the Water – Tom Grennan

City Club – The Growlers

Home – Islandis

Something – Cyn

Nikes – Frank Ocean

Live Well – Palace

Future Love – The Palms

Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane

Baby Blue – Tor Miller

Technicolour Beat – Oh Wonder

American Eyes – Promises Ltd.

Yay – Nines, Tiggs Da Author

Don’t Let Go – Strong Asian Mothers

Only Girl – Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Vince Staples

Autopilot – Joe Fox

Republic Enemy #1 – The Palms

Mercy – Shawn Mendes

How We Used To Love – Siv Jakobsen

Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby – Cigarettes After Sex (again, I’ve left my fave till last)

 

So, in a nutshell, these are the songs I’ve listened to on repeat since summer left us. Let me know if you do decide to have a listen – also let me know your current favourites in the comments!!

Izzy x

LUSHOWEEN

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Two of my guilty pleasures in life are Halloween and Lush products.

So you can imagine the excitement as I stepped into store to find an array of new, gloriously smelling products, all themed around my favourite season.

I won’t lie to you, this blog post has been saved in my drafts for at least a month (the lack of motivation has been unreal, sorry about that) so what was initially going to be a haul is now turning into a simple chit chat about the products and more of a visual guide to what I picked up this year. I hope you enjoy nonetheless.

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Obviously I started off by charging straight over to Lord of Misrule shower cream which I have missed dearly since last Autumn when it briefly entered our lives before departing and breaking my heart. I went for a medium sized bottle this time and will hopefully manage to purchase another before the halloween stock diminishes – I’d go as far as to say this is my signature scent and my all time favourite from Lush. (Bold statement, I know.) So it had to be done really.

Lord of Misrule bath bomb has been purchased twice this year. Again it’s one to stock up on while the goings good because it really is too good to miss. Besides smelling incredible it turns your bath a gorgeous deep wine shade amongst the green. Bloody beaut.

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Monster’s Ball, Autumn Leaf and Pumpkin are the names of the other bombs Lush have released this halloween. Pumpkin has an amazing citrus scent to it and surprisingly turns your bath orange, Monster’s Ball leaves you with pink and blue water and an earthy scent. Autumn leaf is very different, reminiscent of freshly cut grass (one of my least favourite smells) but in a good way (I can’t describe scents okay). It was inspired by the changing colours of Autumn and aims to transfer this when dropped into your bath, changing from green to orange to red and so on. What a lovely idea.

Sparkly pumpkin has made a return and, despite not picking one up last year, when it arrived on the scene again I was confused as to why I’d never tried it. It smells delish. As the name would suggest, this one resembles a sparkly pumpkin and does turn your bath glittery (don’t fret you won’t emerge looking like a disco ball, although it does leave your skin looking a lil’ shimmery which is cute).

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Last but not least (although to be honest, it kinda is least because it was my least favourite lol soz) is Boo the bath melt. This adorable thing is super softening on the skin as it contains cocoa butter and smells very floral (geranium oil is incorporated so that’d be why). The reason it’s my least fave is simply because I find bath melts are just less exciting in general and kinda float around doing f-all, BUT they do make your skin feel pretty good after your bath so I’m glad I chucked this lil’ guy in my basket.

That is everything I’ve chosen to purchase from the 2016 Halloween Lush range. Overall I am really impressed and feel like it beats last years for sure. There is definitely a great range of scents involved so I’m sure you’d find at least one you liked and I think they’ve hit the nail on the head when it comes to visuals with LOMR and Monsters Ball.

Let me know what you’ve tried this year or if there’s anything you wanna grab last minute before the Christmas products overtake completely!?

I hope you have a spooky halloween and I’ll speak to you soon,

Love Izzy x

NEW IN: MORPHE

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Hey guys!

After hearing a lot about the brand Morphe, mostly via other bloggers (LexiLife I’m looking at you) I was keen to give them a go.

One Sunday night when I was feeling bored and spendy, I decided to take a little trip to Beauty Bay and a few days later a glorious package arrived on my doorstep, filled with Morphe goodies! I don’t know how that happened really…

The main product I wanted to try out was the 9C Contour Palette as I’d heard amazing things and was desperate to up my contour game. I couldn’t help but add the Contour Brush to my basket, aswell as some false lashes (they were so cheap!) before checking out, because why not go the whole hog?

On first impressions, I am not sure I’m a massive fan of the contour brush. Don’t get me wrong, with a little more practise I’m sure I’ll be convinced, but at the moment I’m struggling to get that naturally sculpted effect and usually end up with a warrior-esque stripe on each cheek instead. I’m assuming this would be great for a super strong contour, but I definitely feel like a fluffy brush is also needed to help blend the bronzer after chiselling with the contour brush.

I wore the lashes for the first time the other day and can safely say, I love them! I filmed a video wearing them and of course, when I came to edit I realised one was peeling off at the inner corner – bloody typical – BUT that is no doubt down to my shoddy lash applying skills as I’m a total newbie. The lashes themselves are gorgeous and fluttery, they look super natural and don’t weigh you down or feel like an annoying addition to your eyeball. The price is also a selling point as they retail for just £2.75. I’ll definitely be heading back to Morphe next time I’m on the hunt for lashes!

In terms of the palette, I am fully obsessed with the yellow banana powder (middle of the top row) which I now use under my eyes on a daily basis. Not only does it set and mattify my concealer but it also highlights this area of my face, giving the same effect as ‘baking’. The contour shades are also fab. I’m yet to pick a firm favourite, but I tend to reach for the bottom middle shade the most as it’s quite ashy and cool toned. In the middle of the palette you have one lonesome shimmery shade which is perfect to highlight with. I feel this shade would suit a load of skin tonnes as it’s quite a dark champagne colour. Something darker than I would normally go for when picking a highlighter but rest assured it still works on pale gals like myself!

Overall I’m enjoying using the palette. I’m not initially blown away, but it does always take me a while to get the hang of contour palettes and this one is definitely getting used on an everyday basis so I’m not complaining!

It retails for £18.25 on BeautyBay which I feel is a reasonable price. According to my calculations that works out at just over £2 per powder which is amazing considering the quality of them! They blend nicely and I do think the shade range is perfect so I’d recommend giving this one a go if you’re looking for a new contouring palette.

Do you have anything from Morphe and are you a fan? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you have a lovely week ahead and I’ll speak to you soon :)

Love Izzy x

p.s. last weeks video was a huge autumn clothing haul! check it out here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hImHoMzAjg8

I AM VERY BUSY.

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I don’t know about you, but I bloody love organisation.

This being the first September that I wasn’t provided with a (rather ugly yet extremely useful) school planner, I decided to purchase a mid-year diary that starts August 2016 and ends December 2017 –  it should therefore last me all through my gap year and into uni, if I decide to go next Autumn.

There’s something about writing down plans and visually seeing a week or month laid out in front of you that I find reassuring and motivating. It definitely helps me to keep on top of things like blogging and YouTube as I can squeeze in filming/editing days around work, socialising and other life plans.

Anyway, when I saw this one from Ban.do I knew straight away it was the one for me. It was £20 and I know you can get much cheaper ones, but I was so persuaded by the cuteness of it and the fact that it would be a year long investment that I chucked it into my ASOS basket and used student discount to justify my actions.

I have zero regrets.

There is something lovely to look at on each and every page. There are stickers to jazz up your schedule. There is even a secret code tucked away in a little pouch at the back! (Granted, I probs won’t use this as I’m a lazy and boring but it’s cute anyway).

Obvs its also practical. I specifically wanted a diary with both a monthly and weekly layout and enough space to write multiple plans in each day (because I’m constantly being sociable… duh) This definitely ticks all the boxes I needed it to tick, and it ticks them in a magical gold glitter gel pen because it’s just fab.

Okay, so maybe the cover is a little pretentious, but I can live with that.

Do you use a diary to keep on top of life or do you just go with the flow? Let me know in the comments :)

Love Izzy x

(HERE is a link to where I bought my journal, I know they also sell them in John Lewis and I’m sure many other places!)