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Current Music Favourites

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Charlemagne – Blossoms
Blossoms have been described as a mix between “an early Pink Floyd and Arctic Monkeys”, and the indie pop anthem ‘Charlemagne’ has the cathartic, singalong appeal of early tunes by both of these artists. The simple yet evocative vocals of lead singer Tom Ogden are complemented by the poppy beat, which is almost reminiscent of 80s synthpop. The song opens with quite a serious-sounding verse, with rich lyricism that conjures up images of ancient Frankish kings. However the upbeat chorus, characterised by the beautiful lyrics, “And the river always flows tears of gold/ Left me cold do you feel the same my Charlemagne?”, will instantly get you moving. For me, Blossoms have got the formula right for the perfect indie track with ‘Charlemagne’, and if you enjoy this song, I’d definitely recommend checking out ‘Getaway’ and the other tracks off their self-titled debut album. Pilgrims – Johnny Lloyd
I was first introduced to Johnny Lloyd’s work as a solo artist when I saw …

Autumnal Beauty Favourites

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It is the first day of November as I am writing this and I felt it was the perfect time to share some beauty products that I have enjoyed using in the recent weeks...

NYX Lip Cream in Cairo The first product that I have enjoyed using recently is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Cairo. Being a lip cream, the colour goes on smoothly but has a matte finish so it appears that you're wearing a lipstick rather than a creamy product. The shade Cairo is a gorgeous brown colour which is the perfect nude for autumn, and is neutral enough for everyday wear. I haven't tried any of the other colours in the range, although there is a huge selection if Cairo doesn't take your fancy which include
reds, pinks, oranges and even blues! The one slight issue that I have with the lip cream is that it can be quite drying and becomes quite patchy after a few hours of wear. This can be resolved by reapplying, although if you're looking for something very long lasting this may not be …