Tuesday, 30 June 2015
There hasn't been very much to dislike in June, so as a month itself it's a definite favourite.
The beginning of the month was kind of hectic in terms of travelling round the country and gig-going. I headed to Bristol with Chloe on the first Saturday of the month, after going home a few days before, and we stayed there with her sister, Grace, and went to see One Direction in Cardiff, which was so good. Then on the Monday I went back up to Birmingham, after having gone back home again with Chloe on Sunday, ready to go and see The Piano Guys on the Tuesday, and they were incredible. On Friday I then returned home (again), and had a lovely evening with Charlie and Chloe (we watched Mamma Mia one and a half times), before heading to London on Saturday, where Chloe and I went to see 5 Seconds of Summer. Can every week be filled with as much live music as that week please? There's literally nothing I'd like more.
On Friday (26th) I took my dad to see The Who at Hyde Park in London. And it was so good. Kaiser Chiefs played too and I love them, so it was a really lovely day. Aaaaand then on Saturday (27th) Ruth and I headed back down to Hyde Park to see Taylor Swift, and she was insaaaaane. Vance Joy was playing that day as well and I fell even more in love with his music. It was so lovely to hang out with Ruth again too, as I hardly see her with me being in Birmingham, so I'm looking forward to spending more time with her over the summer. Taylor owned the night; incredible.
So in terms of music favourites of June, I'm probably gonna have to say those, because they all delivered great performances and reminded me how much I've missed live music since mid-April, when I thought it would be a good idea to focus on revision and exams for the rest of April/May (hahahahhhh it wasn't (never again (ever))).
Anyway, onto other things, as if I haven't already said enough.
I've been reading Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates this month, and it is well worth a read. The book talks about how prominent sexism still is in society and I can relate to so much of what's discussed. I think it's a book that everyone needs to read.
The Imitation Game is amazing. I first heard about the film whilst it was still in production, as a few scenes were shot in my hometown, but it's only this month that I've finally watched it. And I was gripped all the way through. It's very interesting and is set during WW2, showing the story of how cryptanalysts were attempting to crack the code that the Germans were using to send messages. I found it really interesting and the acting is superb.
I've been so eh about makeup the past few months, but on the occasions I have bothered to wear any, I've been loving using Trick from Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette on my lower lash line. It just adds a hint of colour and being a bright copper tone it's very well suited to the summer and looks lovely when the sun is shining. I'll usually just line my upper lashes with a black eye shadow too to give my eyes a little added shape and dimension.
As for foundation, basically I've probably only worn it literally about five days this month. And my go to has been a lovely, light BB Cream from Maybelline that gives a sheer coverage, but just gives you skin a little something on the days that you don't feel like leaving your face completely bare. I really like this one.
Lastly, a makeup remover. I feel like everyone ever uses this and I've only recently hopped on the wagon. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water takes your makeup off so easily, and unlike pretty much all makeup removal products, this one works fine around my eyes, whereas most tend to leave them so sore and bloodshot, so this is a complete winner. Nothing bad to say about this product at all.
I've spent a few days in London this month and I've really loved being there. I don't visit the capital particularly often, so it was nice to get the opportunity to go for a few gigs and spend the days wandering around. I really loved the shows I went to in Hyde Park, and I'd love to go back there soon just to explore the rest of the park a bit more.
As great as June has been, I'm looking forward to July. Got a lil surprise lined up for a pal, and I am verrrrry excited for it to finally happen.
Until next time.
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