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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Song Of The Month | August

This month I have two songs which equally have the most number of plays, coincidentally they're both by the same band. I have no idea what's got me back into them as I haven't suddenly developed an emotional connection with the lyrics or anything but this month's most played songs are retro numbers from when i first got iTunes back in 2007. 

I'd forgotten about them for quite a while but I've now rediscovered my love for The Pigeon Detectives. In my humble opinion, their best songs are Take Her Back and  I Found Out from their first album, Wait For Me. I don't really have a reason for loving them so much but they make me want to dance around my room like a lunatic which is generally a good rule to go by. The lyrics are a bit cheeky while the tune is just brilliantly catchy and lively so take a listen! 

Love, Anna x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Imagine Dragons

Lately I am absolutely LOVING indie rock band Imagine Dragons, you may know them from their most popular song, Radioactive. I'd describe their style as the lovechild of Bastille and The Killers, powerfully rhymic with emotional undertones.

I first discovered them around the start of 2013, a few months after their debut album Night Visions was released but didn't properly listen to them until a couple of months ago. 

Although their songs are extremely catchy and suit a variety of music tastes, I'd say you have to give them a few listens before you can get a proper feel of them. Trust me, once you've picked up the lyrics, they'll become permanent fixtures on your shower karaoke set list.

The first eleven tracks on Night Visions are the strongest in my opinion, although this could be because i'm rarely in the car for long enough to hear the later songs. My favourite track is definitely Bleeding Out because the pace and dynamics are really mixed up with steady verses interrupted by a chorus that invites you to sing your heart out.

If you're one to judge an album by it's cover (see what I did there?) then please don't be put off by their seemingly moody appearance, their songs are actually really lively and upbeat. Not to sound forceful but I insist you look them up right now. 

                                                                        Love, Anna x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Purple Shampoo For Blondes

I began having my naturally blonde hair highlighted after becoming bored of it's dull tone. Although I love the look when I first leave the salon, I find that after a few weeks, my new colour loses it's shine to a brassy, yellow blonde. 

Recently, my hairdresser suggested I try out purple shampoo which is hugely popular this summer. I opted for a bottle of Sheer Blonde Colour Renew from John Frieda.

As you can see the shampoo is literally a vivid shade of alien slime purple. Don't be afraid to lather plenty up and let it soak in for a couple of minutes, it won't dye your hair purple, I promise. The theory is that the purple tones cancel out yellow tones as they are opposites on the colour wheel. 

The product came in at a reasonable £4.99 which I think is well worth the money as I still have half a bottle left after a over month of using it three times per week (as recommended). I can honestly say I noticed the difference after only one wash! My hair not only is a much nicer shade of blonde, but also feels healthier and smoother... RESULT!

Love, Anna x