Thursday, 8 February 2018

What I was listening to in January

Bloody hell didn't January feel long? I'm so glad to see the back of it now to be honest, cause now it's finally 1 month until my holiday and we are also in the month of pancakes! (Yay!) There is not a single day that I don't listen to music in some form or other, and I am forever after new music to listen to, because otherwise I play the same songs to death. So here's a few of this months that I have had on repeat this month.

1. Anne-Marie - 'Then'

Man, I fell in love with this song. There is something so raw about Anne-Marie's music and lyrics that I swear most people would be able to relate to them. 'Then'  is truly beautiful and raw.

2. Troye Sivan - 'My My My!' 

I have been waiting for Troye to come back for what seems life for ever. This is currently my 'dancing in my kitchen' Jam. (my neighbours think im crazy)

3. Eminem Feat. Ed Sheeran - 'River'

I mean, who isn't excited about Eminem returning? and with Ed Sheeran? I can't help but be suckered into this song everytime it is on the radio, so it made it's way on to the playlist

4. Don Broco - 'Come out to LA'

Shameless self promo coming up but, if you follow me on Insta (@kelsieborder) or Twitter (@kelsieborder) you may well be aware I am going to LA in March so this song just popped up at the exact right time, and I am an absolute lover of Pop Punk.

5. The Greatest Showman Cast - The Greatest Show

Bit of variety in this month right? Have you watched The Greatest Showman yet? I loved it so much, that my neighbours have been treated to lots of renditions of the songs from this show, mainly cause the whole soundtrack is amazing. 

What have you all been listening to for the past month? Let me know, and feel free to listen to the rest on January's Playlist here. I have started February's playlist already which so far pretty much just contains one song from Hamilton the musical. 

Peace out. 



Sunday, 31 December 2017

My New Years Resolution - Yes Theory

A month or so ago, I stumbled upon a youtube channel called Yes Theory.  I initially only watched one video and sort of moved on, however I ended up going back, and well, let me tell you, they have managed to challenge the way I look at everyday life, in just a few videos.

Yes Theory is a movement, not just a youtube channel. Wondering where i'm going? It's not a cult, but these guys have lead me to have only one new years resolution (which I actually decided to just start before new years too)

Yes Theory aims to challenge and prove wrong, the impossible. Someone tells you that something is impossible, well challenge it. You think something is impossible, well challenge it. If you don't, well you will never know if something is possible.

My resolution is to Seek Discomfort. I want to break out of my routine, my pattern, and continue to grow and develop. By putting myself outside of my comfort zone. I don't want routine to steal my life. I want to live a life I would relive.

 There is a video by Yes theory that explains it in so much more detail in the video above or HERE .Please watch it, and challenge the way you think.

Here's some links to a few other videos of their's that I love - Here , Here and Here

So 2018 is the year I will seek discomfort and challenge my anxiety to turn it into a feeling of excitement. I want to look back at the end of next year and know I would happily relive that year again.You don't have to say yes to everything, but I challenge you to try something that scares you, makes you nervous, and then once you have done it, see how you feel then. 

So here's to 2018. Saying yes and seeking discomfort.

P.S. subscribe to Yes Theory. and let me know your new years resolutions in the comments?

Bye for now!



Saturday, 30 December 2017

Making a House A Home

Since my ex moved out, I have been slowly making my house a much more 'me' place. Where I wasn't allowed to buy little trinkets, cause they were apparently just 'things', my house kind of felt bare, and not much like a home. So when the house was purely my space to live (and Fletcher's) I went about changing it.

Recently I made a pretty big purchase of getting a new sofa, and honestly, I have never liked my lounge so much, I even like the brown and beige tiled fire place that I have always hated. I rent so it's not something I can change, instead I have decided just to embrace it, in all its 60s hideous-ness.

This is the limited edition print form the Neck Deep show that I went to on my birthday. 

This is from Lisa Angel

With my sofa, I did purchase a new blanket (a girl can never have too many). A beautiful Tartan red cblanket from Asda it self. Although it's from the christmas range, it will be out in my house all the time. The only other thing I need to add to this sofa is cushions. If which I am struggling to find. When I do find ones I like they appear to be 'out of stock'. If anyone finds any that are navy blue velvet, please send me the link.

I also bought a lot of new artwork for my house. There's a lot to be said for adding artwork or prints that represent you, to your home. I love black and white prints and also these movie/tv series posters, that are re-worked and look so simple.

Its taken me a good long year or so, to turn this house into a place I bloody love, I planted flowers in my garden, I have been upcycling  my table and chairs, which aren't yet finished, but  I find the simple things make a house a home. Flowers and fairy lights, are pretty much my finishing touches.

This time of year, I seem to have more fairy lights and flowers around my house than any other time. I recently got sent these beautiful flowers from the guys over at Home Bargains, as they have a flower delivery service. I normally always order flowers for my grandma as she loves them. Now that I'm aware that Home Bargains do homes delivery, I'll use them to send flower to her. I'm so impressed with how these were delivered too. The whole packaging was so pretty, and actually as you would expect with Home Bargains, it is so reasonably priced, these were just £10.99, and with free home delivery. I'll be ordering my grandma some more flowers to cheer her up, once I have finished with this post.

What do you do to make your house feel more homely? where are your favourite places to shop? Also please if anyone can find me a nice selection of reasonably priced cushions send me the link!




Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Evening in Debenhams

On Monday evening i was invited to a Bloggers event (the first one they have had) in Debenhams Norwich, having previously attended events in the store for Urban Decay (big up the UD ladies) This event included many more of the beauty and fragrance stands that are available in Debenhams

It was such a lovely evening filled with prosecco,chocolates and demonstrations. Unfortunately, my friends and I had to arrive a little after the starting time of the event, due to work commitments, so we did miss the beginning. My friend and I were particularly happy to have a couple of proseccos after our work day though, cheers to curing our monday blues Debenhams. *glasses clink*

My friend was my model for pretty much everything here! (thanks Em) The ladies and brands were so bloody generous, and we left the event with so many samples and full sized products to try. There was actually so much that I put some bits aside to give to friends so they can test stuff too. I really enjoyed the variety of brands involved in the event, from benefit to Chanel. There was such a good mix. I especially enjoyed being shown around the rooms and getting more information on the services benefit offer. (my brows are screaming for their attention) 

The main products, I am excited about trying are the Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powder and the Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara. Also another little shout out to the Urban Decay Girls, for the full size de-slick makeup setting spray

As you can see from the pictures, there was so many brands to chat to about either, their new products or existing products. The whole event was really well run, and the ladies were so attentive to us. There will be a follow up post as a sort of review or more my favourite products from the event in a few weeks time. I am definitely excited for the Spring event. 

Thank you so much to Debenhams Norwich for such a lovely event. 

Love Always



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