Sunday, 25 January 2015
Welcome to the first My Little Box review of 2015! I'm excited to see what they bring out this year. 2014 was very good them!
Much like Birchbox, this months My Little Box has choosen a typical January I-will-be-healthy-this-year theme. They've opted to go for a slightly better name for that though, using My Little Energy Box.
Friday, 16 January 2015
The month the whole planet decides to get fit and eat healthy. And BirchBox has choosen to embrace that fact.
Teaming up with Women's Health, January's box is all about being healthy in all parts of your body. (That sounded wrong -but seriously, read the rest of this post and it won't!)
Sunday, 11 January 2015
I discovered Bea through her youtube page at the beginning of 2014. If you live in America, you may know her through The X Factor USA, where she came ninth. Or you may know her if you saw Demi Lovato on her North American tour last year.
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure how she hasn't blown up already. She's only 15 but her voice is incredibly unique and there's a lot of energy in her songs.
Plus, her style is A+
Personal Favourites: "Rich Kids", "Young Blood", "Say My Name/ Cry Me A River" (cover)
For Fans Of: Echosmith, R5 & 5 Seconds Of Summer.
I literally listened to Milk Teeth for all of 30 seconds and I was hooked.
These Bristol-lers (Bristol-lers?? Is that a word?!) have created a blend of swirling, sweet vocals mixed with Cobain-style guitars, therefore, forming a grunge fuelled scuzz-punk vibe. I am completely in love.
Already, they have toured with the likes of Moose Blood, Jaws and Balance and Composure.
Milk Teeth's EP Sad Sack is released end of this month, then 2015 will see them tour a ton more.
These guys have a bright future ahead of them and I'm so excited to watch it unfold.
Personal Favourites: "Vitamins", "Grease", "Forty Six", "Swear Jar" and "Linda"
For Fans Of: Nirvana, Pixies, Title Fight, Seahaven, Hole.
I saw Candy hearts about two months ago on the Pop Punks Not Dead Tour and I was intrigued to hear more from them.
New Found Glory has raved about these guys, as has Hayley from Paramore -and there's no way those greats can be wrong.
Mariel Loveland's words are ridiculously relatable and the music is so unbelievably catchy there's no way you won't find yourself dancing and singing along. One listen to their album and you'll feel a massive rush of infectious joy and smiles.
They have a kind of retro pop-punk vibe to their sound, almost as if they should have been on 90's soundtrack, but that's kind of refreshing with todays music.
Personal Favourites: "I Miss You", "All The Ways You Let Me Down", "Tongue Tied"
For Fans Of: Paramore, New Found Glory, The Swellers, Mixtapes
I hope you all enjoyed my little "Ones to watch" for this year!
I hope you all have a great 2015!
I hope you all have a great 2015!
Friday, 9 January 2015
I actually really enjoyed putting that list together, and I got some pretty good feedback from some people, so I figured I would do one for this year!
Please note that all photos have been edited by me.
First up is With Confidence. I got into these guys a few months ago, through another band that they were touring with.
This Aussie 4 piece -made up of Jayden, Josh, Inigo and Luke- have already supported the likes of Tonight Alive, You Me At Six and The Wonder Years.
As far as I'm aware these Sydney boys are currently unsigned, but I'm sure their alternative sound is going to take them far.
Their second EP is currently up for pre order here. Hopefully one day they can get their butts to England because I've been listening to them an insane amount over the past couple of months.
Personal Favourites: "I will Never Wait", "Take Me Away", "Tonight", "Stand Again"
For Fans Of: You Me At Six, The Dangerous Summer and Anarbor.
If you watch youtubers you will most probably have heard of Patty Walters. Well he's in a band. And they happen to be pretty damn good.
As It Is have recently signed to Fearless Records, making them the first UK band to ever sign to the label. The quintet are currently recording their debut album and there is ALOT of talk surrounding them.
Hailing in from Brighton, which btw happens to be just down the road from me, 2015 will see As It Is touring non stop , including a spot on Warped tour for the whole summer. Plus with their album release, 2015 will be a big year for these guys.
Personal favourites: "Horoscopes", Bitter, Broken Me"
For Fans Of: The Wonder Years, All Time Low, Tonight Alive.
Now, Halsey is an artist I've only recently found out about. But I'm in love.
This indie-pop artist from New Jersey has just released her debut EP, Room 93, and on her blog, has desribed her music as being "about sex and being sad".
Her softly sweet vocals mixed with the grittiness of the lyrics will punch you straight in the gut.
I already know that 2015's summer evenings will be spent with this little lady on repeat. And I;m pretty sure the radio stations will be agreeing with me on that one.
Plus she seems like the coolest kid ever. What's not to love?!
Personal Favourites: "Hurricane", "Ghost", "Empty Gold"
For Fans Of: CHVRCHES, Little Daylight, Haim.
Come back on Sunday for the last three!
Saturday, 3 January 2015
First off I'd like to say a very big HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!
I hope this year treats you well and you recieve health and happiness throughout!
Now onto the review I've put off doing for 2 weeks!
In December,I decided to treat myelf to my first ever Birchbox.
I've tried Glossybox in the past, but never this one. My friend recommended both boxes to me, Glossybox I grew tired of after about 9 months of recieveing it. (I wasn't really using the products they sent me)
December's Birchbox looked very special, so I figured I'd try it out.
This month the box was designed by shoe and bag designer, Sophia Webster.
Usually there is only 5 beauty products inside the box, but this month, they added in 2 extra bonus treats for christmas.
Friday, 19 December 2014
We are now half way through December, which means CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS!!
And My Little Box have made sure we are ready for the fore coming celebrations this month, teaming up with Fleur de Force and Make My Lemonade...
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Photo Credit: weheartit
I found this lovely little Winter tag on one of my favourite blogs, Wonders Of Dreams
I realised half way through reading it that I haven't done a tag in a really long time, so it seemed fitting to do one for this magical time.
- Top 2 Winter Beauty Essentials
Most people probably say lip balm don't they? But I literally use all year round. I more or less use the same products throughout the year, but I do find that I tend to get more spots during the winter months and I use Witch blemish Stick which helps them to clear up quickly.
- Top 2 Winter Fashion Essentials
- Super thick tights and cosy pyjamas- I'm currently loving a pair I picked up in Primark which have loads of little Moomins on!
- What shoes do you tend to wear the most in the winter?
Chelsea boots and high rise converse.
- Favourite Winter Accessory
Earmuffs! And seriously thick mittens!
- Favorite Winter Nail Polish
Not a paticular brand, but I am loving white and mint blue at the moment.
- Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider?
- Favorite Winter Candle?
I don't use candles.
- Snowboarding or Skiing?
I've never done either but I can skateboard and I've tried Surfing so probably Snowboarding.
- Have you ever gone Ice Skating? Are you any good or do you FAIL miserably?
Yes! I love it! As soon as I've got my balance I'm whizzing around all over that ice rink!
- Does it snow where you live?
- Have you ever made a snowman?
Yes. Multiple times. Usually it melts after about an hour though because the snow doesn't last very long where I live.
- What holiday do you celebrate?
- Favorite Christmas/Holiday song?
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues, and Ho Ho Hopefully by The Maine. And of course we can't forget the N'Sync Christmas album.
- Favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?
The Santa Clause, Miracle on 34th Street and Elf.
- What is your favorite winter treat? (candy cane, gingerbread, etc…)
Gingerbread. And I used to love the White Terry's Chocolate oranges that they brought out at Christmas. I haven't been able to find them in a really long time so i think they stopped making them :(
- Do you have anything fun planned for this winter
Not really. Just seeing family. I've picked up alot of extra shifts at work so I'll be very busy this month.