Sunday, 5 July 2015

Music Monday - Ryn Weaver ☆♢☆

For the first of hopefully many Music Mondays to come I thought I'd share one of my favourite singers with you; the lovely Ryn Weaver. For those of you who have not heard of Ryn Weaver before now; she is an incredibly talented singer and song writer, her songs have a distinct tone to them and beautifully written lyrics that contain real emotion. To quote Billboard her lyrics have a "delicate balance between personal and universal", which makes her music so much more enjoyable. The genre of her music can not be pinned down to just one, but I would say it is alternative pop, with a hint of electronic and has a dreamy undertone. Some of her songs have a celestial influence, which makes me love her music even more.

It's very refreshing listening to her songs, because of how different they sounds. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of listening to the same top of the charts pop songs, I'm sick of how all of them sound exactly the same. Late last year I made it my mission to start listening to less well known artists and bands, and since then I've come across wonderful artists like Ryn Weaver and many others who I will tell you about soon.  I still listen to a lot of pop music, I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a Taylor Swift fangirl, however that's not the only genre of music I listen to now. These artists have made me appreciate and enjoy listening to music even more. Ryn Weaver's music blends all of my favourite genres and her lovely voice makes her music exceptionally good.

Here are a couple of my favourite songs by her:

1) Pierre

2) Free

3) Promises

4) The Fool

5) OctaHate

6) New Constellations

Please do let me know what you think of Ryn Weaver, and I would love to know who your favourite artists and bands are at the moment. Also, would you like Music Monday to be a regular thing or not, I would really appreciate your feedback. :)

Monday, 22 June 2015

Inspiration Board

I have had an inspiration board in my room for the longest time, on it I put up pictures mostly from Tumblr and Pinterest that inspire me in some way. I love having an inspiration board in my room, but I thought it would be equally fun and much easier to start making them on my laptop as well. Seeing Jemma's inspiration mood-boards on her blog (Dorkface) encouraged me to make my own digitally.

Looking at this inspiration board you can probably tell that I love fairy lights, I plan on using them to create some dreamy decor soon. I want to make those DIY clouds in the picture, and if I don't fail miserably I will make sure to blog about them. I've also been loving a lot of cute illustrations like this one. This inspiration board includes crystals, because I absolutely adore them, and I think they add to the magical effect of this inspo board. Of course it is not complete without one of my favourite motivational quotes, a cute uplifting drawing and best of all; ice cream in a cloud print bowl :). I hope you liked it.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Life Lately (Finals Edition)

 At the moment I have my IGCSE final exams which have been going on for the past two weeks, and  I have another two weeks to go. All I do these days is cram, drink lots of tea and coffee, and cram some more; this is exactly what I plan to do the next two weeks as well. Most of my exams went well thankfully (apart from Math :s), and unlike last time I am not too stressed, just very tired like everyone else taking their finals right now would be. Anyway I thought I would share my daily struggle routine during this finals month (with the help of gifs of course).

1) How I feel when I get all my material together and mentally prepare myself to start studying/revising all of it:

3) I need either a cup of tea or coffee by my side while studying...

3) Eventually I get in the study zone, and get stuff done. 

4) It's night time, and I realise I'm probably going to have to give up some sleep

5) It's 3am, and at this point I look and feel like a zombie.

6) 3:30am I decide to get some sleep, and pretty much just hit the bed.

7) The morning before the exam I try to do as much revision as possible; so more cramming. 

8) I look at the exam questions, and realise I know this stuff, breathe a sigh of relief and get to work.

OR my exam goes horribly. That exam for me was Math. Math is my weak point, and I was almost certain I would mess up in the exam, and um.. I did. I'll pass hopefully, but not with the greatest marks, and I was really upset about this. 

8) Good or bad, after taking an exam this is always how I feel afterwards:

10) You have to realise that you can't change what has already been done, so forget it and look ahead. Things like this happen to everyone, you just have to get over it.

11) Life goes on, and everything will be okay. All you need to focus on is the present. So relax for some time, then open your books and get back to work. Forget about the exam that has happened, and focus on studying really well for the next one. No matter how bad your situation may seem, it will get better over time. You need to be strong and just keep swimming going. 

I know my finals routine is not the best, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who resorts to cramming and late night study sessions during finals week. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Also, do you have your finals right now too, and if so can you relate to my routine somewhat or is it just me :s? 

To those of you who have your finals/exams:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Cute Etsy Finds ♡

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You can find such lovely things on Etsy, from art to clothing they've got it all. However, finding the things of your interest on Etsy can be quite difficult since it is full of all kinds of little shops. So, I thought I would share with you the cute things that I have come across on Etsy, and that are on my wish list at the moment. P.S. the 9th item (the Little Mermaid/Ariel painting) is by Jemma, how cool is that? You should really check out her shop on Etsy, it has got a ton of cute things, including a customised illustrated blog header, which I myself got, and I'm more than happy with it! What do you think of these Etsy finds? Also, how are you liking my new blog design(had to ask heh)? 

Monday, 2 February 2015

Last Week I Had Been Loving...

I thought I would start sharing my weekly favourites with you. I'm a little late with this post, but here are my last weeks favourites.

  • Lazy Oaf Kitty Backpack : This bag is the best thing ever. It is so soft and fluffy, perfect for winter. You can use it for school, as a travel backpack or just as a day bag. It is quite big. I love taking it to school, and using it as a pillow while taking a nap in the school library heh. 
  •  Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter and Cleansing Oil : I am a really big fan of this skincare line by Body Shop, and these are the two products that I brought recently, and absolutely adored. The Cleansing butter removes makeup and impurities, and makes your skin feel super soft and hydrated. The cleansing oil does practically the same thing, and leaves your skin feeling silky and fresh. Another bonus is that these smell amazing in my opinion.
  • Unicorn Blanket: This is a very random favourite, but I could not help, but include this. It is not the most warm blanket, but the fact that it's so cute, and that there is a little unicorn head on the top, which you can use as a pillow, made me really love it. I think I used it everyday last week; Since I have not been getting a lot of sleep, I would come back from school, spot this on my bed, and then resort to taking a nap with this adorable blanket.
  • Bee And PuppyCat: Everything about this cartoon is so cute, from the characters personalities to the illustrations . The story is really sweet, the show is quite funny, and there is something about it that keeps you interested. Also, I've been wanting to learn how to illustrate, and the illustrations for this show really inspire me, which makes me love the show even more. You can watch Bee And PuppyCat here
  • Lanvin Me Perfume  : At first I thought the scent was too sweet, but then I grew to really like it. Last week I used this a lot, it has a really sweet fruity floral scent. It is sweet, but not overpowering. It's a girly scent, with a touch of elegance. I'm not the best at describing scents so I hope you get the idea haha. 

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. What have you been loving this week? Let me know in the comments.