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Glossy Box May

A bit late to the party for this one but thought I would finally post about my May Glossy Box. This month it was a special Superdrug sponsored box. I know a lot of bloggers aren't keen on the drug store samples but I was pretty happy with these boxes as for a change every product is something I would actually use.
Ghost Perfume sample Eclipse - I love getting these little perfume samples they are easy to slip into my handbag and means I am more likely to get a better judge on what I think of the perfume. I haven't tried this Ghost one yet either.
Rimmel London - Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara-Full size-I had just ran out of mascara so saved me having to go buy some more-This claims to plump and curl lashes for a 60s look. I usually go for thickening mascara anyway but I have to admit I am a hard one to please when it comes to my lashes. I will report back.
B.Complete Quick Coat nail polish- Now this is a nude colour which I tend to not go for in nail varnish. I usually like bright colours so I am in two minds if I will swatch this or save it but it is a full sized sample.
I Love Cosmetics- Strawberries and Milkshake Shimmer Lip Gloss- This flavour sounds yummy and I get through lip gloss like crazy so a full sized sample is appreciated.
Garnier bb cream - Another full sized product- I have used this before as more of a daily coverage rather than using a heavy foundation and I have been reasonably happy with it. Keeps my skin moisturised but the tint gives me that little hint of confidence.
Large Donut Ring- I do use these on days where I just want a quick hairstyle so I am happy to receive this in my box as it will get used a decent amount.
Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion- Small sample. Full  of Argan, Macadamia, almond and rose oil. - I already used this sample. It is a very light fragrance which I prefer in a lotion as I like to wear perfume and not be over powered. It is really light on the skin and as it claims does leave my skin with a nice glow. I would think about buying this to try again as it left me feeling refreshed.

This month the box was definitely worth the money in my eyes. What about you? Have you used any of these products before?

Courtney Love Comes To Birmingham

I have squealed over my teenage love for Courtney before in this blog. So it should come of no surprise that when she announced a tour I was on Ticketmaster quicker than lightening. I have seen her last time in her Hole tour and she was so awesome that I was never going to miss this gig but it felt like it took forever to arrive. If you want to see what I wore check out my previous post where I went full on riot grrrl. I went with my lovely friend Rachel who I have known for almost as long as I have been listening to Hole we always get our dance on to Hole when we are out (if the DJ bloody plays it)

I was actually really surprised that the gig was in the small room at the 02 in Birmingham but was pretty happy as it meant it would be way more intimate. I know Nine Inch Nails were in Birmingham on the same night so maybe that is why there weren't as many people as when she played in Hole but that just worked out better for me.

Only one support act and they were practically on 2 minutes after we walked through the door. White Miles are a two piece who reminded me of L7 meets Juliette and the licks with a splash of dare I say it Lunachicks. Just drums, guitar and heaps of attitude. The lead singer came out in tight trousers, and a denim waistcoat over her bra and I felt like I was in blasted into the home of riot grrrl. The drummer was a cute dude with a heap of energy but it was cool to see the drums near the front of the stage Drummers don't get nearly enough credit and so it was nice to actually see them properly. I will be grabbing their album and they will totally be rocking my headphones. I wanted to grab the album at the gig as they were hanging out at merch but silly me didn't take much cash with me.
The crowd was a really nice mix both young and older. Next to be was some really old guy who looked a bit like father Jack but we had some solidarity for the gig.  Courtney appeared in a sheer shirt, a short frilled skirt, big hair and red lips just as I pictured her she looks way better than pictures have been making her look recently. She threw roses out into the crowd of screaming ladies and gentlemen she really knows how to work a room.  I was right at the front, I wanted to take pictures but I was just too caught in the moment and the fact that she was almost within touching distance.I hate when people stop just enjoying a moment and watching it through a lens. Ironic coming from a film maker I know I did manage to find this picture though.
.Courtney is just effortlessly cool cracking jokes about the spaghetti junction, Black Sabbath and Tequila. So cool she even had Ginger from The Wildhearts on guitar. Although it was her gig would have been awesome if they had a little more banter and maybe did a Wildheats song but then I am a fan so I am just being greedy. I genuinely felt like I had been blasted into the past and was 15 all over again.I am not afraid to admit I was a little consumed with awe and blown away by the set. Courtney played an  mix of old and new pleasing the crowd with all the classics. I was stoked to hear 'Jennifes body', 'Pretty On The Inside', 'Plump', 'Northern Star', 'Miss World' and so much more. She kept the crowd wanting more demanding we make more noise. Courtney makes a great effort with the crowd when flower crowns were thrown on stage she wore them but says she just wanted to say she thinks they have been done so you heard it here Wont stop me wearing them. She read out fans banners and really made everyone feel a part of the gig rather than a spectator.
Coutney came back out for an encore in a beautiful red dress throwing out more roses. Half of the encore she did acoustically saving 'celebrity Skin' and 'violet' right to the end to go out on a bang. I can genuinely say that Courtney Love still has it She is still ballsy, talented and an inspiration for all. I will be going to see Hole when they have their reunion tour and I suggest you do too. Did you catch Courtney? I would love to know yourr fav song.

What I Wore To Courtney Love #OOTD

If you had asked me when I was 15 what I would wear to see Courtney Love I would have screamed Tiara.So I decided to take a leaf out of 15 year old me's book. When I saw this cute little Tiara in Primark for just £3 I had to have it and when I got to the till it was only £1.50 even better!
I have been admiring Black Heart Creatives work for some time. If you haven't checked out her awesome jewelry range you can check it out here. I ordered the necklace below and you can custom it with a choice from a heap of colours and different jewels. Teamed with lots of eyeliner and red lip gloss.

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Gigs are all about being comfy and this dress from Inspire at New look has been a fim favourite of mine. I love it's sheer material and elegant sparkly collar. This was the first dip hem dress I bought. The cardigan and pumps are Primark both came to £10 all together. I put the misfits laces in from my ebay haul

#FridayFright- *Sigh*

Welcome back to your fortnightly #FridayFright if you have been missing them you better go back track right now...Go on....I'm waiting...*folds arms*....Ah your back now lets get started. So let me set the scene. You watched that oh so amazing classic trilogy and marvelled over the inspiration and impact the films had on the horror world. Bowing down to the director as one of the greats. Then suddenly he announces there will be another in the series. Instant adrenalin rush your mind is racing with ideas and gore of what would be to come. Teasing hints are dropped forever and then finally you are sat in the cinema popcorn at the ready thinking you will just burst with excitement and then......you just feel like demanding your money back. That's right George Romero I'm Not Angry you just broke my bloody heart. We are talking about sheer disappointment. 'Land Of The Dead' was lined up to be nothing short of amazing and just didn't seem to make it.

Released in 2005 a whole 20 years after the last of the original trilogy the pressure was always going to be on. Film making had come so far in this time and Romero would be working with a budget he could only have dreamt of when he first released films back in the 60s. Maybe that is exactly what killed it.When films get these crazy budgets they just go way off track. It felt like a set to me. I didn't feel like this was a real experience people were going through and to be honest there was so many action style moves I expected a white vest clad Bruce Willis to appear. You missed a trick there Georgie boy.

I am just too much of a geek I had been checking out the comics for some time and the concept in the comics is just phenomenal. The idea behind the film is genius it just didn't seem to come across as powerful as it could have. The comic does go way over the top with the idea of the redevelopment of zombies and where that would lead but in a comic that can be forgiven. The graphics are beautiful your eyes will given a goresome treat but we are talking about the film here....so...

Some of the zombie characters are pretty cool the lead guy has a lot of charm to him. The art of creative zombies was still there with band, cheerleaders and workers dotted about. Everyone loved Bub in 'Day Of The Dead' and that was always going to be hard to top but the idea that zombies start to recognise moments from their lives and can communicate with each other was always going to outrage some zombie lovers. I was totally on board with this idea I loved the thought that zombies were not mindless souls gone forever but the charm was lost amongst scantily clad women and bad acting.
Can we talk characterisation? Have you seen it? Did you relate to any of the survivors? Nope? Didn't think so and that is all down to sloppy character work. Yes we all route for the zombies in these films but there is always an element of relatability from the survivors that you connect with them and can almost put yourself in their shoes. With an all star cast like Asia Argento, John Luguiziamo and Dennis Hopper I guess relatability was going to be a challenge but I felt we didn't learn enough about the character. The ideas were there it all just seemed a bit rushed and sudden. Dennis Hopper's character was pretty rad too they could have done a lot with him and Asia Argento had a lot of potential it just seems like it never arrived. I just couldn't connect with this film I watched it this week to try and be fair but I struggled to give it my attention. The tailor looks awesome as always watch the film and I would love to hear your thoughts
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Don't forget to check out the other #FridayFright posts from some of my favourite bloggers.

Roxy over at Simply Roxilicious 
Adam over at #Notlistening
Ari over at Comica and Cookies
Chloe over at Vanity Undone

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Like A Phoenix We Will Rise From The Ashes #TeamYTV #TeamRadioNxtGen

The most traumatic thing happened yesterday. Something I had hoped I would never have to encounter. I have seen fires all over the place before and couldn't even imagine how devastating and scary an experience it could be until I was actually faced with it first hand. So it seemed only natural I talk about it here.

I am General Manager at Ulfah Arts & Media. We are home to Youth Television and Radio Nxt Gen. Ulfah Arts is a creative social enterprise that uses arts and media as tools of social empowerment. We develop Radio, film and performing art projects, which engage diverse social groups as artists, media producers and audience members. 

A key part of our work is professional and personal mentoring which encourages the participants in engaging with mainstream. This gives them an opportunity to contribute towards wider society by overcoming their misconceptions about people from diverse backgrounds. All training in media and art skills is given by a team of highly experienced professionals who also help the participants in overcoming disadvantages through creative skills. 

'Ulfah" means harmony and as such, is one of the principles that form the basis of our work. Unfortunately at 5am on Tuesday 20th May somebody viciously broke into our studios and deliberately set fire to them.  This arson attack left our studios completely gutted and bare. I have genuinely never seen something so devastating. Not just because of the fire and the material loss for the company but the fact that someone would do this deliberately to a not for profit organisation that believes in youth empowerment for all genders, races and walks of life. So much of the amazingly hard working young peoples work was lost forever. Film making is a long process and we offer life changing experiences to go abroad and film. The group who had been to Turkey had just finished editing their work. We only hope in the wreckage we can recover the hard drive to find their work. The thought that these young people who work hard for their community to try and make a difference in the world had become a victim of hate crime is just revolting. 

The fire has left us with nothing a shell of our former studio. As a team we are working to get through this though and we refuse to let the hatred of ignorant people in the world (who target us for our Islamic work)  win We will work harder than ever to fight for what we always have and that is social change justice and Free speech for all. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook . Supporting our campaign and spreading awareness will help us amazingly. A massive shout out to all the brave and hard working volunteers who have been talking to press, clearing up and being supportive. I am so proud of our young people for banding together in such a crisis, proof our work is for the greater good. #TeamYTV #YoucantburnULfah #teamRadioNxtGen. I will leave you with some pictures of the destruction. 
















#Bloggersdoitbetter-Trends

This week #bloggersdoitbetter is all about bloggers doing trends better.

I have to admit I don't have my finger on the pulse for trends as I mostly just wear what I like and think looks nice rather than what I should be wearing.Still I checked out some magazines and was delighted to find that they were covering festival trends. Since I am super excited to be going to Boomtown Festival this year I dug into my wardrobe and recent buys to find the perfect festival outfit.

I love all the Daisy prints everywhere they always remind me of Drew Barrymore or making daisy chains in school. I bought this dress from New Look a while ago but I love how light the material is and how swishy it is.

Always makes me feel really girly and happy when I wear it. Festivals are all about easy to wear clothes that make you feel good. I teamed it with some black leggings, Denim vest, black lightweight cardigan and pumps with my misfits laces. All topped off with this super cute flower crown.Also loving this cat bag from eBay.

Some other festival must haves a grrrl always needs to pack
Everyone knows by now wellies do not need to be boring and I love some leopard print. These were from Ebay.
The cat eyed sunglasses are by Naked and Famous to keep those eyes from squinting in the sun or just to look damn cool.
I saw this unicorn poncho on ASOS and fell in love and a grrrl has got to find a fun way to stay dry.
No matter how much dry shampoo you plough through you are going to need a hat at some point and I pick this Meow creepy font hat from Killstar. You can all chip in and get it for me if you like ;)

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