Thursday, 20 November 2014

Crossfaith 17.11.2014

I started filming a 'day in the life' video on monday but it didn't go well because I forgot to film in the interesting bit. So instead I've decided to write a little review of the gig.
This is my first go at a music review so hopefully it will go ok.

I got to Bristol at about half 6 to meet my friends. We then didn't get to the venue till about 8pm.
The venue had also changed from the Anson Rooms at the University of Bristol to the Marble Factory or Motion as its also called. It was in an industrial estate near temple meads station and I was pretty impressed. They had kept all the 'warehouse' feature's and the bar was just some wooden slabs put together to make a bar. It felt like I was in some dirty underground club which kinda added the atmosphere a bit. By the time we got there we had missed the first band.
They are called Cytota and I have no idea how they were but I have seen them before in Birmingham (there hometown) and I remember they were good. They are a Rock/Metal/Melodic-metalcore style to they fit well with the other bands on the bill.
Here is their song Shapes for you to listen to:

Next on to the stage were a band I'd never heard of and couldn't hear what they were called because it was shouted in to the microphone. I found out from talking to some people at the gig they are called ColdRain 
They are from japan and as the first band I saw that night,; what an opener. Their performance was spot on with so much energy the crowd was going crazy for them. They played the set flawlessly, with a nice balence of playing songs and interacting with the crowd. For a first timer seeing them they really imprested me and have a new fan.
On their facebook they say they're a rock band but on a heavier side of rock I'd say with some un-clean vocals but not to harsh for the untrained ear.
They really got me going the the rest of bands and they could easily headline there own show now!
Have a listen yourself:

The main support for the tour is a band called Silent Screams and they are a metalcore band from Coventry. I saw them 4 times last year, the exact same set for 3 of them a silently longer one for the headline tour. Now they have a new album out they can play more songs!
They started off with 'The Way We Were' a stand alone single they released in between album 1 and 2. Then they moved in to some tracks from the new album which was good the hear and Joel(un-clean vocals) is a very good lead, getting the crowd to move and excited about seeing them. One of the reasons I personally like them is the contrast between the 2 vocalists. Un-clean vocals are low and might to be appealing to everyone but when Tom they're bassist and clean vocalist comes in the other half the crowd are pleased and like listening to the nice melodic vocals which they can sing along with. The whole band performance is in harmony, really getting their excitement to the crowd which roles through and gets the crowd moving, even if it's just taping their foot a bit.
They end with the classic track 'When it Rains' which is a good finisher because everyone knows it and they have good sing-along bit for the crowd. Overall, they are a band that fits the high energy bill and really added to the crowd anticipation on seeing Crossfaith next.
Have a listen:

I saw Crossfaith at Download Festival this year and I tell anyone this but they creamed all over the first band on, on the Friday. Being the first few bands on stage on Friday can be hard but Crossfaith came on and gave it there all and everyone had been jumping, headbanging, moshing along to them by the end of their short set. Now it was time to see how they really were; headline set on their first UK tour, from a little taster and hoping for good things, very good things.
It started with a 15-20 minute rave mix which was good, got the crowd going but I think a bit to long because after a while I was going 'you starting now?'
They came of with instant energy which exploded over the crowd. I was straight away cramped up and being 5ft its not very nice! for the first few songs I didn't mind though, I got caught up in the excited and energy around me. I don't got all out at gigs now, I prefer to hang back and watch now but this one really got me going. I jumped, head banged and moved, I got squashed and I didn't care. Every song was perfectly timed to go in to the next one and I lost track of time. I moved back after a while to get a drink and watch near the back to fully appreciate what I was seeing.
what I saw was something I haven't seen a while. Other than the edges, the whole crowd was a moving mass of flesh and sweat. I still nodded my head along and enjoyed the site I was seeing. Crossfaith themselves were giving a spectacular performance, energy all the through and even the drummer was making himself known to the crowd.
They did play Omen in their encore, the song I think everyone knows them for, its how I found them. Everyone was going crazy for it, even nodding along slightly.
I think the only bad point of the show was Kenta was saying a lot that they were from Japan and this was their first headline tour in the UK, it is a bit nit picky but, I got to give something that wasn't good about the performance. Can't be to bias. For me though it is just something that annoys me, I'm just ' OK, heard you first time, don't need to be told again and again and again..' you get the idea. Overall they are one of the favorite live bands and would defiantly go see them again and recommend going to see them. Even if you don't know any of their songs you will most likely enjoy it.
Have a listen to them:

Since this is my first music review I'm not sure how to really wrap it all up but I will say, check all the bands out and defiantly go see them live. The show is defiantly in my top 5 gigs of the year which is a hard list to choose from! Anyway, please share and comment your thoughts. All much appreciated.

Till my next review.

Thursday, 13 November 2014


I've been having a little online browse and decided to do a little 'Wishlist' of items I'd like and how I would style them with clothes I already have.

Miss Rebel:
I've never been on this site before and was presently surprised on the price of clothes. I always like shopping in affordable shops or online store's and always nice to find another well priced store.
Here are my picks I'd want to get:

I love shorts and these light blue denim shorts would fit nicely in my wardrobe. Will go with majority of my tops and shorts. Every wardrobe needs some basic blue shorts.

I do like my crop tops and thought this top would go nicely with the shorts above. It would also go with all my shorts and dungarees. 
 I've been wanting a red tartan dress for ages and now I've found 2! This style of dress suits my body type with a belt to pull it in at the waist and hide by pesky stomach. Would go well with my black boots and leather jacket.
 I think its the picture but this dress seems a tad lighter but still very pretty. The style would again suit me but I'd need to see if it looks ok with my shoulders because sleeveless dresses can make them look a lot bigger than they are.
 Basic black vest which will go with anything.
 This dress is a bit more out of my comfort zone but looks very nice and the style would suit me. Just would need to see if the pattern does!

Liquor and Poker:
I LOVE shorts. I've been wearing shorts and tights for years and its something I feel comfy in and enjoy wearing. I found this on asos and liked some of there peices.

I don't own any distressed shorts and these basic blue shorts would be good to have to give me a slightly edger look. Will go with many tops I own and will look very good with my band tees.

These are more avant garde than my other shorts but would look really nice.

I don't wear a lot of jeans, I've never felt very comfy in them and feel very fat and ugly in them. I've not idea but that's usually how I feel. 
I have however been wanting to try the MOM jeans that are around at the moment. I have no idea if they'd suit me but they do look nice, which is a step.

That's my little wishlist of some items I like. Please comment and share if you liked this list or have other ideas. Thank you :)

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Make up.

So the other week I realized I needed to get some more make up. Now I'm not a big make up person, I really only wear eye make up and very rarely wear foundation, blusher and all that.
Make up has never really been an important thing to me, only in the past year have I wanted to try it more and see what works but I still stick to eye make up.
My usual look was black/grey eye shadow, eye liner and mascara. I would wear blue, purple or silver eye shadow but only if it went with the outfit. I've been mainly inspired by various YouTuber's I've watched to try some other color's and techniques.
Since I was inspired I went to Superdrug and did some shopping. Like I've mentioned I'm not a make up person so I've no idea what are the best brands to try. For me I go for the best priced which isn't going to break the bank, I've found that Collections is good for me, affordable ( with most items being 2-5pounds) and got some nice color's and everything I want to try.
I loaded up on some of the products I've used before because I needed a refresh.


Accidentally got the but still looks fine.
Eye liner:

These I've found are best for me, The eye liner lasts and gives a good line (with practice!) and the mascara is a nice one for an everyday look plus the first coat on if your doing more than one layer.

The next ones I picked I had never tried before but thought they would be good to add to what I already had.

Clear Mascara:
The clear mascara I choose because I wanted something that would be good for an everyday look but not a colored mascara. I've used this once so far and works well. This was in the Little Minx collection of Collections. 
Glitter Eye Liner:
I think this is a must have in your make up collection, I've used this with many looks and turns a normal look in to a nice 'going out' look. Really gives my eyes that extra bit of wow. I'd recommend using it over a black or coloured eye liner, I did use it as my eye liner once but didn't really work as well.

Longer Lash Mascara:
I got this mascara to try. It does make a bit of difference but not majorly, mainly used this with other mascaras to help boost my eye lashes.

BB Cream:
I've never used a BB cream before and to be honest had no idea what it really was but I was wanting to try new things so got it. It has surprised me and I really like it. I find its a lot lighter than foundation I use and lot nicer on my skin. My skin feels to breath a bit more with it on and I've used a few times just for wearing in the day.

The blusher I was more unsure about. Did the back of hand test and thought I'd look ok and it has looked nice. I'm not very good at judging stuff to go with skin tone but it looked nice and gave my cheeks that subtle glow I like to have.

Eye Shadow:
I also was wanting to find some new eye shadow, more specifically the natural tones that I've seen people use a lot. I couldn't find any pallets in Collections section so had a look at other brands to see what I could find and what was affordable. I ended up looking at the Barry M range and found 2 really nice eye shadow pallets that suited me.

If you can't read upside down it says 'Smokin' Hot Palette, shadow and blush,'
You get a better look at the colour's in the second picture.
 It has a nice gradient from light to dark to do the gradient thing on eyes which I have done myself with the white, grey and shinny black. I looks really nice and blended very well. The brushes that came with it work fine for me. It also came with a blusher which I have tried but didn't look very nice with my skin tone. Was to bright and the colour just did not match! Was about 6-7 pounds which I thought was very good for a palette and blusher. This will last me a while and be a good everyday and evening make up.

Can read this better but it says 'Natural glow palette 2, shadow and primer'
I looked at both one's and prefered the colours in this one, it also comes with a primer.
 Can see the colour's again here.
I have used this palette once and it did look very nice. Need to work with a bit more to get the colors right but all nice. Will be a nice one to use for a more natural make up look. I also like the fact it comes with a primer which saves you buying an extra eye primer. This was also 6-7 pounds which again is great value for a eye shadow palette and primer.

I did also get some black and clear nail varnish, have also used it and it looked nice but did come off very quickly but that was because I didn't have time for it to dry properly.

Thanks for reading. please comment/share if you enjoyed :)
cya soon x