Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Annual Music Favorites - 2016


Hello! Just wanted to pop in and do a round-up of my favorite songs for the year :) 

FEBRUARY
Learn to Fly - Bob Bradley, Matt Sanchez, Steve Dymond, Sarah Wassall
Burn - Usher
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
No Distance - Jason Chen
I Wanted You - Ina

MARCH
Still In Love - Jason Chen
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Sweater Weather - The Neighborhood (Gentle Bones cover)
If I Was Your Boy - Glassio Remix
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith ft John Legend
7 Years - Lukas Graham

SEPTEMBER
Happy Feels - Ivan B 
Closer - The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
City of Stars - Ryan Gosling ft. Emma Stone (La La Land)

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

NOVEMBER
Wait For You - Elliot Yamin
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder (Glee cover)
Famous - Nathan Sykes
Twist - Nathan Sykes

DECEMBER
Back At One - Brian McKnight 
Heartless - The Fray 
The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
7 Days - Craig David

I hope you have a great end to the year, and see you all in 2017! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monthly Music Favorites - DECEMBER 2016

Can you believe that in a week, 2016 will be over?? Soon, we'll be ringing in the new year!

Here are my music favorites for the month of December:

Back at One - Brian McKnight
Heartless - The Fray
The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
Million Reasons - Lady Gaga

Quick question - would you like to see a round-up of all my favorite songs for the entire year? Let me know.

Monday, December 12, 2016

PRODUCT UNWRAPPING: & Other Stories Bracelet and Body Lotion

I was recently gifted a beautiful bracelet from & Other Stories from my best friend. The bracelet is a gold cuff with 3 charms; a circle and two hearts. The charms are attached by a chain and a c-shaped clasp. It came in a white pouch with two black ribbons which say “&otherstories”.



Bracelet from the front and from the back 

Also included in the pouch was a sample body lotion, Punk Bouquet. The description on the packet says: Frothy vanilla soda on a rebellious rose bouquet. 




The texture of the lotion was smooth and its fragrance was true to its description. The lotion was very moisturizing, and I would gladly purchase it if it came in a full-sized bottle.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

-Em





Friday, December 2, 2016

ALBUM REVIEW: Unfinished Business - Nathan Sykes



 I first learned about Nathan Sykes in 2013, when he did a duet with Ariana Grande, titled “Almost is Never Enough.” I enjoyed listening to this song when it first came out, but at the time I was more interested in Ariana’s music.

Recently, I learned about him again through a friend’s Snapchat video. She posted a snap of his Pokemon Go Theme Song cover. Intrigued, I searched up his cover on YouTube and gave it a listen. After listening to his cover, I asked my friend which of his other songs were her favorites… which leads us to the first song in this album review.

Over & Over Again – Over and Over Again is a ballad, another duet with Ariana Grande. It is sweet; a story of a promise between two lovers. My two favorite lines are in the chorus, which says: “Just put your heart in my hands, I promise it won’t get broken” and “I’ll love you, over and over again.”

Famous – Although Famous is another ballad, it is a showcase of Nathan’s deep and soulful voice, especially evident in the chorus. This song is about a choice – which is more important, fame or love? I highly recommend watching the music video for this song.

Twist – Twist is an upbeat jazz-influenced song. Nathan’s sultry voice and the song’s catchy lyrics are mood-lifters. This track would be the perfect song to play while getting ready for a night out with friends.

Kiss Me Quick - Kiss Me Quick is a retro-inspired track, with drums and trumpets playing in the background. Once again, Nathan’s soulful voice takes center stage.

In conclusion, Nathan Syke’s debut album Unfinished Business proves his versatility as an artist. 
From ballads to upbeat songs, Nathan proves that he is a force to be reckoned with, one to watch out for.


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