Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday Sale Haul: Good Things Come In Threes!

Hello lovelies! Time for a Sunday morning shopping haul!
I hit the shops yesterday and came back with 3 fabulous sale bargains!

Jewelled Aztec Sandels- Accessorize. Original Price £27:00 marked down to a whopping £8:00!!! They are gorgeous! The only thing is I have to wait until summer now to wear them! They were the only pair left in my size (6.5) so I just had to whip them up!

Black Jeggings- Dorothy Perkins in a size 10. Original Price £23:00 marked down to £15:00. They are so blooming comfortable I could wear them all day and night!

Black Embellished Dress- Dorothy Perkins in a size 10. Original Price £45:00 marked down to £12:00!!! Isn't it beautiful!

I love my beautiful bargains buys, but now I do have to restrain myself from buying more!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Rizzle Kicks iTunes Festival @ The Roundhouse Pictures

Prairie Charms Project Blogger Collaboration

Hello my lovely readers, 

I am reviewing 4 fashion products that I have purchased from Prairie Charms, that were kindly offered with a 50% discount. Prairie Charms are a handmade accessories boutique based in the UK. I was contacted weeks ago through Twitter, and I am very excited to be part of 'Project Blogger'!

Unfortunately, my package got mixed up in the post, but Prairie Charms we kind enough to send out another package with some extra goodies for me! The team at Prairie Charms were very good to me! What I also love about them is that they generously donate 10% of all profit to Great Ormands Street Children's Hospital, so it's all for a good cause. 

Let’s get onto the review!

I eagerly awaited my package from Prairie Charms and when it did arrive, I was thrilled! It came in the cutest packaging. It felt like Christmas had come early as the package came in a shiny and very glossy purple bag. Inside were two pretty parcels wrapped perfectly in pink paper. I couldn’t help but squeal with delight! I purchased the Paige Retro Headband and the Zahra Belt in brown and also found inside some extra goodies! The extra gifts were the Effie Glitter Bow in purple and the Kadie Bow. 

The Paige Retro Headband is the perfect accessory if you’re a vintage lover as the colours and floral patterns are to die for. They do come in different colours so you can take your pick! This is definitely a must have purchase, to give your lovely locks that extra Va Va Voom! 

The Zahra Belt is actually one of my favourites. I love the bow detail and it fits really well. I chose brown as I figured it would go with most of my wardrobe, but again you can choose from a range of colours on the website. 

The extra goodies in my glitzy goody bag came as a pair and so I thought I would picture them together. You might like to style your hair differently, but my hair is so thick that I need both of them in to keep my hair off my face! I loved the floral colours on the Kadie Bow but I fell in love with the Effie Glitter Bow. I’m a glitter queen at heart! 

I loved the fashion products from Prairie Charms! They are excellent quality and at a reasonable price, so do have a look at their website. If you're a fashion addict fan like me, you’ll be pleased. Have you purchased any of their lovely products, or taken part in Project Blogger? Let me know!

 *Review as part of Project Blogger Collaboration. 

Rizzle Kicks At iTunes Festival- London- 05/09/2013

The “Down With The Trumpets” stars performed a lively set at the Roundhouse in Camden (5th September).

The duo celebrated the launch of their second studio album ‘Roaring 20s’ by headlining at the iTunes Festival. As well as their album launch, the boys, Jordan and Harley were in great spirits owing to their latest single “Lost Generation” being in the UK Top 10 this week. Supporting the boys was local Camden girl, Eliza Doolittle, who is back with her second album, ‘In Your Hands’ which will be released on October 14th. Eliza started the night off with her new single “Big When I Was Little” and showcased some of her new material as well as other hits including, “Skinny Jeans” and “Pack Up”. A seven piece band occupied the stage, as well as Jordan’s dad, on guitar. Eliza also joined the boys on stage for a romantic piano performance of “The Reason I Live”.

Rizzle Kicks were entertaining and energetic, and made the crowd laugh out loud between songs with their hilarious and cheeky banter, which was no surprise, given their controversial and opinionated nature.
They performed crowd favourites “Lost Generation”, “Mama Do The Hump”, “Down With The Trumpets” and “When I Was A Youngster” which went down well with their fans whilst also singing some new songs from their album. Highlights include “Jive”, “Skip To The Good Bit”, “Wind Up”, “Put Your Two's Up” and “Me Around You”. Their colourful set list shows just how versatile the duo can be. “Me Around You” is a song set around helping a friend through a tough breakup, whilst “Put Your Two’s Up” is a dynamic and lively track.

Rizzle Kicks made the night a success and had the crowd buzzing and dancing along, even on one of the hottest days of the year. The Rizzle Kicks put on an amazing show, from their smooth vocals to their smoking hot dance moves and made it a night to remember.

When I Was A Youngster
Skip To The Good Bit
Wind Up
Lost Generation
Traveller's Chant
The Reason I Live (featuring Eliza Doolittle)
Me Around You
Stop With The Chatter
That's Classic
Mama Do The Hump

Put Your Two's Up
Down With The Trumpets

- Evie Chrysostomou

- MusicVita Review

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Glasvegas- Later...When The Tv Turns To Static: Album Review

Glasvegas is a successful UK band all the way from Glasgow and they have just released their new album, Later…When The TV Turns To Static, their third studio album. Glasvegas is formed of James Allan on vocals and guitar, Rab Allan also on guitar, Paul Donoghue on Bass and Jonna Loffgren on the drums. The album is self-produced by the talented James Allan and includes 10 stunning tracks, a whole 45 minutes of hope and emotion ranging from themes of nostalgia to heartbreak.

The album was produced using a vintage sound desk, adding more of a sentimental sound and it is actually the desk used to record Pavarotti’s classic, Nessun Dorma. Opening the album is “If”, a humble, poetic and incredibly romantic tale of life. When asked about the song, James Allan stated, “My idea for the song came during a phone call…with my good friend Alan McGee. He was talking to me about something quite difficult… and I said to him, ‘Alan, if we didn’t go through the bad stuff, we wouldn’t recognise the good stuff; it would be invisible to you.”

Overall, the latest album by Glasvegas is heartfelt, poignant and relatable. Essential tracks to listen to are definitely the title track, “If” and “Choices” It’s a perfect autumn album to get you through the end of the summer blues.

Rating 6/10
Evie Chrysostomou