Five Favourites Thursday: February and March 2016.

As I didn’t do one of these for February and not a lot has happened this month, I thought I’d do a joint February/March FFT. Not only is today the last Thursday of the month, but it’s also the last day of the month, which always makes these Thursday Favourite posts all the more poignant for me.

PUDDLE OF MUDD

On Sunday my sister and I went to see Puddle of Mudd. Despite all the horror stories we heard about Wes’ recent stage antics, we were still more than excited to go and watch a band that was such a staple in our childhood.

Five Favourites Thursday: February and March 2016

Five Favourites Thursday: February and March 2016

FRIENDS

February was a month full of hanging out with friends and enjoying fun excursions. It’s always great catching up with friends and having a laugh, especially when things aren’t always going right in some areas of life.

Five Favourites Thursday: February and March 2016

Five Favourites Thursday: February and March 2016

Five Favourites Thursday: February and March 2016

FOOD

Is it bad that food was such a highlight of February and March? While it may seem like I’m clutching at straws in an attempt to fill out this list, food really was such a great part of these past two months. Following on from the previous highlight of friendship, I think what made food such a great part of food was who I was with while I was eating it.

BEAUTY BLOG

My beauty blog has been growing steadily and a few weeks ago I surpassed 10 000 page views (none of which were mine!!!!) which was such a great feat and something I was really proud of myself for. I’m still working to creating new content and trying out all kinds of hair and beauty stuff, so make sure you check it out.

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TV

TV has been especially good these past two months. Suits and HTGAWM finished a few weeks ago, with brilliant storylines up until the finales. Elementary has also been really good for the last couple of weeks and even though Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD have taken the last few weeks off, the episodes have been good, and they’re back now for the final stretch before they finish for this season. I haven’t watched this season of Grey’s Anatomy, Being Mary Jane, The Good Wife or Blue Bloods, but I’m planning on doing a whole binge watching event during the summer.

Happy Thursday!

alice

xo

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Doesn’t the beginning instrumental sound like something you’d hear in a Western? Question of the day: do you ever have those days where you feel great but are in the mood for some melancholic music? To answer the question for myself, I definitely do and in fact today just so happens to be one of those days. This song played in last week’s episode of Elementary (which I only watched last night and explains why it’s been in my head/ how I’ve managed to remember it) and there’s something about the music I can’t shake. I love that despite being in such a great mood and looking outside at the equally gorgeous sunshine, there’s nothing I’d rather listen to right now than something grey and gloomy. The video is also visually STUNNING and calming and just all-round perfect. This song is definitely worth a listen so make sure you check it out.

Major sidebar: I can’t be the only one who’s a little thrown by the fact NBC moved Elementary to Sundays, right? Happy Sunday!

alice

xo

Back To The Start.

OMG JUST LISTENING TO THIS SONG AGAIN GIVES ME CHILLS! Who else watched the HTGAWM season finale this week? Wasn’t it just everything and more you could ever possibly ask for? This song played towards the end of the episode when Annalise was breaking it down for the D.A. (spoiler alert) and it was the best thing ever – there’s really nothing I love more than when Annalise shows people who think they’ve got her backed into a corner, whose boss. The whole explanation of how season’s events gave me chills on chills on chills, and it was partly because of this song. It’s haunting, mysterious and a bit sinister while also being nonchalant and cool. Oh and don’t even get me started on the instrumentals. That violin/cello/ string instrumental in the beginning is simply KILLER and when the other instruments come in later – GOLD! Andrea Wasse’s voice on this track is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL and I could listen to this song all day long… (And in fact I think I will).

This song is a MUST listen! It’s amazing. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Unwritten.

Earlier this week I randomly decided to re-watch my ALL TIME FAVOURITE SHOW, The Hills. As I watched my favourites go about their lives in LA, it suddenly hit me that I am the same age (or there abouts) as the cast was at the time of filming, and it made me appreciate their experiences more as I was finally able to understand their stories from a peer standpoint. When the show first aired, I was in my early to mid-teens and looking back at the old episodes I realised that I had learnt so much about life, boys, relationships, friendships, careers and more without even noticing (all of which I’m hoping to compile a big list of). That being said however, one of the biggest things I learnt from the show came from the theme tune sang by Natasha Bedingfield. As the theme played at the beginning of every episode for almost half a decade, I subconsciously learnt that when it comes to life, anything can happen. Sometimes the things you thought were a done deal turn out to evaporate into thin air before your eyes, leaving you devastated and confused; but sometimes the most unexpected things can happen and you find yourself feeling so blessed and on top of the world. And that’s the beauty about life. Anything can happen, and if you’re at a crossroad in life, it’s important to understand that your future is still unwritten and as clichéd as it sounds, you can make it anything you want. If listening to today’s soundtrack doesn’t fill you with hope, I don’t know what will.

Make sure you keep an eye out for that list I was talking about. And don’t forget, it doesn’t matter where you are in life now because the rest is still unwritten. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Anyway.

So Suits is finally back which means you can expect half of the soundtrack to end up here on any given Sunday hahahahahaha. The mid-season premiere was filled with just as much drama as the mid-season finale last year and it had me on the edge of my seat. I won’t go into too much detail about the episode because I have a post coming in the next couple of days, where I talk about some of my favourite things about the episode. So anyway, this song played at the end of the episode and OMG the feels I felt. It was really emotional, and after an hour of not knowing what would happen and feeling conflicted about Mike (i.e. technically he is a criminal, but because we know him, he doesn’t quite seem like a total criminal), this song acted like the perfect emotional release. Daniel’s voice is hauntingly heavenly and this song is definitely worth a listen!

Oh and before I forget; if you want to try your luck at winning up to £500 to spend at farfetch.com, there’s still time to play their ‘Guess the Designer’ game. Happy Sunday!

alice

xo

Family and Genus.

It’s that time of year when all my favourite shows are back and in full swing. My latest fave to make its grand return is Elementary. After ending the third season with Sherlock’s relapse, I was intrigued as to how/where they would pick up the fourth season. I was pleasantly surprised at what the writers did and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season will unfold. Moving on to today’s Soundtrack, this song played at the end of the season premiere when Sherlock meets his father on the roof of the brownstone (I WAS NOT EXPECTING TO EVER MEET HIS DAD – not too sure why I had to shout that hahaha), and like most things, it clicked with me and I had to listen to it a few thousand times. I had wanted to share this last week, but IU won out – but good thing music doesn’t have a sell-by date 😉

Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Tomorrow Land.

When I first heard this song on Friday, I knew I just had to share it, download it, listen to it continuously on repeat, dedicate my life to it – the list goes on. I haven’t felt so moved and inspired by a song’s smooth gliding melody, beat and lyrics in such a long time. This is one of those dramatic moody but beautiful songs that would sound just perfect on a stormy and rainy cold night, while we’re sat by the window watching the thunder and lightning outside. I really could listen to this song for the rest of my life.

Oh, and Leon’s voice is HEAVEN. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo