Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ALBUM REVIEW: 25 - Adele

As many of you know, Adele’s album ‘25’ came out last November, and is quickly approaching its one- year anniversary next month. I re-discovered this album last month, fell in love and immediately saved it on Spotify. Without further ado, let’s delve into my favorites from the album.


Hello – I first heard this song on the radio shortly after the album was released. The chorus to this song is quite catchy, and the music video was beautifully shot. I like how the video is shot in black and white, alluding to the somber tone of the song, while also giving a nostalgic and classic old – school feel.

Send My Love (To Your New Lover) –Upon hearing this song, I knew it would be one of my favorites. The message of the song speaks to me, as it is often difficult to get over heartbreak, yet it is essential to living. I once read a quote which said “You can’t start a new chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one” and I believe that this song is the aforementioned quote in lyric form.

River Lea – This songs starts off as a ballad, yet its chorus is powerful and is an anthem to strength and confidence. If I could sum it up in a few words, it would be “anthem of every strong woman.”

Million Years Ago – This song is a piece of self-reflection, a comparison of the past and the present. Adele’s voice is soulful, and listeners can hear the anguish in her voice as she sings. I believe this is a song that everyone can relate to, regardless of age, race, and background.

In conclusion, ‘25’ is a showcase of Adele’s immense talent, with tracks ranging from pop and R&B to  soulful ballads, all which resonate deeply in the minds of listeners and fans. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

How to Be Both - Meghan Markle

I found this gem of a blog post on my favorite actress's blog - Meghan Markle's blog "The Tig".
Here is the link if you are interested in reading: http://thetig.com/how-to-be-both/

Friday, October 21, 2016

Burnout

Here is a short piece I wrote recently. Just a warning, the content is a bit darker than my usual posts.


empty
and  hollow
feeling like I’m stuck in a cave
clawing my way out
for fresh air
out of this hellhole

I need a change of scenery
new sights, sounds, and smells
somewhere foreign

where I can start with a clean slate



Monday, October 17, 2016

Monthly Music Favourites - OCTOBER 2016

Hello all!

Here is my roundup of songs I've been listening to on repeat (all day err day) for the month of October

Here's To The Hearts (Audition) - Emma Stone (La La Land)
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele
Lost Boy - Ruth B
They Don't Know About Us (One Direction) - Kevin Karla & La Banda (Spanish version)

Also, I've been loving Adele's album 25! An album review will be up on my blog in the near future :)

On another note, I will be going on a trip to London with my mom at the end of the month! I'll be posting travel entries and pictures when I return :) Stay tuned for my travel posts and pics!





Friday, October 14, 2016

ALBUM REVIEW: Lemonade - Beyonce

I truly enjoyed listening to this album! I find myself listening to this album over and over again whenever I have the chance.

My favourite tracks are:

Hold Up - R&B track, story of a woman who sticks with her man through thick and thin, unfortunately, she is not appreciated for all that she does,
- Most memorable line in the song: "Hold up, they don't love you like I love you."

Don't Hurt Yourself  - Rock track, heavy bass
                                 -  filled with emotion and anger
                                 -  Phenomenal marketing tool - rumors were started and a storm followed

Sorry      - A woman who stands up for herself and moves on after being cheated on
              -  catchy beats and chorus

Friday, October 7, 2016

growing pains



 sometimes you just gotta rip the band-aid off
 even if your heart is aching
and you feel as if
your mind has completely numbed
while the world is still spinning.

when all is said and done
it might sting, and it may burn

but please,
let the blood dry
as a reminder of
your strength and courage
in this cruel world


PRODUCT REVIEW: E.L.F. Velvet Matte Lipstick - Blushing Brown

I recently did a massive cleanout of beauty products in preparation for the upcoming Winter season. There were a few lipsticks that I wanted...