My Hits of 2013

Why not celebrate the New Year with the best music of the year

Don't mind if I do.


Happy - Pharrell Williams

Christmas is over, the sales have begun and now its time to have some NYE fun

Hi folks,

Hope you all had an amazing Christmas, full of food and Christmas cheer. I sure did. This Christmas is probably the best yet. Thrown at my house, with some of my family members not present, we missed them but were somewhat thankful for the extra space within the house.

Christmas Eve Eve Dinner

It has now become an annual thing that every time that me and my friends from college get together, we go to Bodega Bar and Cantina. And this time was no exception.

We descended upon Bodega on Christmas Eve Eve and it did not disappoint.

Below are some images of my lovely friends (some with their eyes closed) and of the food.


Music to Get You into the Festive Mood

I am not in the festive mood and as my picture suggests, there is 3 days to go!!!

4 Days Until Christmas!!!!


Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Things I Have Seen on My Travels

So while going into Birmingham Bullring Shopping Centre and into Solihull Touchwood, I came across some interesting sights I wanted to share with you guys.

This was located on the lower level of the Bullring in Birmingham, just outside Selfridges Food Hall. It even included a photo booth inside.

Colour Bar - Lisa Shepherd Birmingham

Lucky me was invited along to the Lisa Shepherd Salon in Birmingham to try out the new Colour Bar section.
The Salon in Birmingham

The Balcony - Selfridges Level 4

J Cole O2 Academy 09/12/13

On Monday, I got to see J Cole and I was actually surprised at how good he was. However you could see that the toll of touring was getting to him because he seemed visibly exhausted but he didn't let it stop him from performing.

Samsara Skin Christmas Blogger Event

So on Saturday last week, I was invited to the one and only skin haven based at the Custard Factory and boy, was I excited.

But first a little background of the shop.

The store is owned by Jess and Andy, who are skin specialists with their own blogs and they were so honest about products that I could not help to like them. Its normal for shop owners to normally give you a speech about what you should buy and that is something that irritates me but that definitely is not the case at Samsara Skin.

Staybridge Suites Birmingham Launch

So a new hotel opened up in Birmingham, your probably thinking 'Another one?!', but hold that thought because this is not your average hotel.
 Located within Martineau Place in Birmingham City Centre is this Apartment-hotel, with rooms that are made for long stays. 'More home then hotel' is the tagline for the hotel and you can't help but agree with this when you see the layout of the rooms. 

World Duty Free event at NEC Birmingham

I was really lucky to get some presale tickets to the World Duty Free event at the NEC, so off I went, card at the ready.

It was a really chilled affair and was well organised.

There was make-up, perfume, toys, alcohol, jewellery and bags, all are discounted or 'duty-free' prices.

And below are my purchases.

Puro Hair Event 3/12/13

I was very excited to be invited to the Puro Hair event, as I have never been to the salon before and was intrigued to see it.

Delay

I feel so lame posting this but I feel it is necessary.

Due to tiredness from my full time job and attending events, means I have lagged behind on posts.

I'M SORRY.

I'm back now, baby!

:-D

Entrapture Totem Stylers

 I was fortunate enough to get my hands on these Enrapture Totem Stylers for a bargain 17.99 from Home Bargains. I know some people have paid around 70 pounds for them so I was very excited to try them.



Ram - Leela

So on Saturday, I somewhat reluctantly went to go watch Ram- Leela and I have to say, I really enjoyed it.

Right at the beginning it showed that it was inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and from that point onwards I was ready to have my english degree face on.

This kind of got sidelined by the main actresses, Deepika Padukone who played Leela, hair, makeup and general sexiness, as shown in some of the pics below.


Instaglam - Lisa Shepherd Salon Birmingham

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Instaglam event at the Lisa Shepherd salon in Birmingham
Me getting my hair done by an invisible stylist

Roundup

So these past couple of weeks have been a little eventful.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been ill and that has just made my productive values decrease a tad but I'm back and you can't get rid of me now (cue a psychotic and mad villain laugh).

First up I was invited to a event at the Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Snow Hill called How to Party at Christmas. This is something I don't really need help in but I thought it would be interesting to go along.

I actually LOVE my new hat!

My Daily Essentials

Winter Saviour

Recent looks I am loving at the moment

First up, Rihanna


Wearing a black velvet turtleneck playsuit from her collection for River Island, £45

Top 5 Bars for Cocktails in Birmingham

It's Friday night and you have that feeling, you know that TGIF feeling. But you just don't know where to go, Don't despair, I have got you covered with my top 5 best places to have cocktails in Birmingham. They are cheap, have 2 for 1 offers, cheerful and some may even have some pretty good snacks. So whether you're a student or someone who wants to enjoy a sneaky drink after work, check these places out.

Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Paramore

I remember flicking through the channels and coming across 'Pressure' and just staring. At the time, I was into The Pussycat Dolls, Kelly Clarkson and Natasha Bedingfield. I did like Marilyn Manson and Linkin Park but this was different and just so enticing.


Lush Birmingham Christmas Showcase

On Friday 4th, I was invited along to Lush Birmingham's Christmas Showcase Party (that's a mouthful).

There was food, gorgeous new products with an Lush retro edge and some very nice people to tell us all about them.

Style Birmingham Live and The Show: Ten at Bullring

So my weekend has been filled with fashion and I have to say I enjoyed it immensely.

VMA 2013 Fashion

I haven't seen the award show yet but Instagram and The Daily Mail website has kept me abreast on all the fashion and crazy antics. But I cannot wait, especially to see the N*Sync performance. Also Miley Cyrus seems to have impressed no one with her twerking all over Robin Thicke, as you can see.

The Stages of a Relationship in Song

I believe that music is the best healer and the songs we relate to are the ones that speak to us most at the time. With the amount of music there is about Love, I think there will be a track that relates to each stage and here's my run down.

(Disclaimer -- This is my version of a relationship and will most likely not match everyone's but if there are more or different tracks you would have done then leave a comment with your opinions)

First Stage -- The 'I like him and he doesn't know it yet' stage

On the Radar

So I haven't done any posts on music lately.

This is due to actually having a job and not hearing anything of note but the latter has changed.

So, here's the run down.

First up, Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft Pharrell

Hair

So its a new day and I have new ideas.

I basically want to merge these two hair colours.

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(Image taken from a Croatian Blogger I love - http://variolavera.com/)

Man Down Festival 2013 - 14 April 2013

Hair 2013

So its 2013 and either you have got your new fresh style or are thinking what to do next.

Balavender
Now if you don't know what this is then, you came to the right place. The main person who has been rocking this trend is Kelly Osbourne but most recently Perrie Edwards from Little Mix has adapted this trend for herself. Now as much as I like this look, it seems to be outdated for 2013, except for Kelly Osbourne, as she has pretty much pioneered this look.

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