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Artist Focus: Jungle

Jungle, jungle, jungle!
My last artist focus featured Raleigh Ritchie, who is still a prime favourite but since then I've been listening to Jungle non stop, who coincidentally are also from the UK. 

Jungle is a band described as being "modern soul" on Wikipedia haha and their music puts me in a seriously good mood. Waking up in the morning, running, eating, whatever, do it listening to Jungle. My current favourite of theirs is Julia which you can't actually find on Youtube yet so I made a sneaky purchase on iTunes but I also love their other songs - The Heat, Time, Busy Earnin' and Platoon. 

Their music videos are pretty cool too featuring some ace dancing and are completely fitting with the mood of their music. I've got a feeling Jungle is going to get crazy popular soon, it's just a matter of time and they're touring the US at the moment (or in a months time?) so get on to it while you can. I'm bummed I missed them in Australia earlier this year but hopefully they'll be back soon. 


Outfit Of The Day #9

These ripped jeans from Zara are seriously comfortable. The rips are backed with white material which I wasn't sure if I was going to like at first but after realising that my other ripped jeans have been trashed from stretched rips the material works really well in maintaing the messy look for longer. These jeans are loosish which is relief from skinny jeans and I've found Zara denim to be so soft. 

I usually pair these jeans which something equally as comfortable, such as a jumper or loose tshirt. This jumper is from Zara which I've show way too many times but it's a favourite. My shoes are Converse, just to add to the comfort and my little bag/pouch thing is random, I have no idea where it's from.  


The Weekend: Sunny Beach Day

It's winter in Australia and some days we're lucky if we even see the sun where I live. This weekend was so sunny though and on sunday the sky was cloud free. It took a lot of sweet talking to get people in the car to come to the beach with me but once we got there they didn't regret it. 

Seeing as it is winter, it was still fairly chilly outside and was around 12 degrees in the morning. After we hung out at the beach for a bit we went to breakfast at possibly once of my favourite places. It's one of the chillest cafes which will throw anything on a plate for you, including gluten free toast. I definitely didn't go for the healthiest option but no regrets besides no going for scrambled eggs.

I spent the rest of the day in the sun, reading and I also went for a crazy long run. Such a good weekend seeing as I didn't have anything school or work related to do. 


Stila In The Light Palette

Stila In The Light Palette review

Stila In The Light Palette review

I have been loving the Stila In The Light palette for a while now and I feel like recently it's had another burst of popularity although it's a fairly old product I think.

I bought this palette when I was in America around four years ago. I hadn't heard of Stila before, let alone any of the brands in Sephora but my mum bought this palette so luckily I decided to too. The palette has a great shade range for the perfect neutral eye and the only shades I can really think that might be missing is greens. There is a mixture of matte and shimmery shades and I find them all to be amazing quality with great pigmentation. I've heard a few people talking about the fall out of the shadows and the problem with the amount of product you pick up... I think you have to treat the shadows more like pressed pigments then your normal eyeshadow. I would recommend pressing your brush into the shadow instead of trying to sweep it up and with the shimmery shades either carefully pressing the shadow onto your eyelid or apply your eye makeup before your foundation.

Along with the shadows themselves, I really like the packaging of the palette. It's made out of a cardboard material but is fairly sturdy and I think houses the shadows nicely. Although it's becoming a bit tattered on the corners of the palette, it doesn't get dirty like Nars packaging. 

Overall, the shade range is perfect! You can do a light nude eye or a dark smokey eye all in one palette. I love just sweeping the champagne shade over the lid and the shades bare (top left) and sandstone (top right) and perfect for highlighting and applying in the crease. Although is palette is on the pricier side ($62 in Australia) the quality is so worth it and four years on it's still going strong! 


Music Favourites #1

I recently found out about Glass Animals, I hadn't listened to any of their music before but after hearing a small snippet of Gooey I knew I'd like their music. The song Pools makes me so incredibly happy, ah I love it so much! 

I came across Talk Is Cheap by Chet Faker on Triple J when they played a recording of him live in concert and after listening to the original, I actually like it better when it's without all the background sounds. I love listening to the live version here, his voice is so amazing and the lyrics are just, great. So, so good. 

And of course I had to add in Raleigh Ritchie's new song, Birthday Girl. Lilly Allen also covered his song Stronger Than Ever which I wasn't really into but he's getting the much deserved attention for his music, which is so exciting!