Wednesday, 29 October 2014

5 golden rules to combat life's knock backs!





Hi everyone!

Let's face it - despite our best efforts, plans don't always work out the way we might have hoped. Being in the music industry, you have to develop a rhinoceros skin if you want to succeed. Here are my top survival tips! 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

All About That Bass Hula Hoop Singing Challenge!

Hi everyone! Not sure if I mentioned this before, but I'm a keen hula hooper! So I decided to take on the challenge of singing at the same time as hula hooping with a 1.3kg weighted hoop! I chose song of the moment All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor. It was really hard to keep my breathing steady but check out how I did!

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Truth About Internet Trolls


Happy Monday everyone! I decided to write this post because recently there have been some very high profile cases about internet trolling in the news, and I have a few things to say about this fairly new phenomenon in our lives. Trolling isn't exclusive to celebrities of course-nowadays pretty much everyone has some form of content on the internet. Whether it's pictures on Instagram and Facebook, your own blog, or your opinions on twitter, without meaning to promote yourself or sell a product you can easily end up having lots of information about yourself online without thinking much of it. Being a performer and having been in a band before, I've actively promoted myself online for years in the form of Youtube videos, blog posts, and being a part of various social networks. For me, negative comments are of course part of the territory-not everyone will like what you are promoting, and some people like to be mean for a laugh...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mac 'Mehr' Lipstick Dupe!

Hi everyone! I just thought I'd recommend this dupe for Mac's Mehr-it's so popular it has been sold out everywhere! I discovered Mehr when I borrowed a few lipsticks from my bestie-I wanted something berry-ish and darker than my usual nude/baby pink lips that I do. I fell in love with this shade and clearly a lot of other people have too as when I wanted to buy another it was sold out everywhere I went. It's got a lovely matte but moisturising texture to it and I love that the shade is close to my lips but darker. The funny thing about this shade is that it looks different on everyone. If you do a google image search of the lipstick you'll see tons of girls wearing it but it looking completely different on everyone. It seems to suit everyone! It can come up quite natural on some people but as my natural lip colour is pink, the lipstick comes up quite dark on me which I love. 

I was desperate to find a dupe while Mehr was sold out so after some youtubing and googling and other blogger recommendations I decided to buy a chubby stick by Revlon called COLORBURST MATTE BALM in the shade 225 Sultry. 

Here is a pic of me wearing Mehr with the Mac lip liner Spice:

And here is a pic of me wearing Revlon Colorburst (no lip liner):


To be honest the comparison pics aren't great as it's completely different lighting in both making the shades look slightly different, but believe me when I say it's super close! I love chubby sticks because they're so easy to apply. This one has a sort of cooling effect when you first apply it, it feels like you're putting something minty on your lips. I'm not sure why that is,but either way it's very long lasting and once it's on it stays for hours and even passed the drinking and eating test. It's also retractable which is super handy.

Let me know if you buy it and what you think of it as a dupe for Mehr!

Anita xxx

Monday, 6 October 2014

From A Diva's Point Of View...Diva Myths!


Hey everyone!


 Today I was thinking about the whole 'diva' thing. Ariana Grande has been getting lots of press lately for being demanding, but I always take that kind of thing with a pinch of salt. She's a young pop starlet who has suddenly got lots of success, so it figures that the naysayers are going to be out in force trying to find any little tidbit of negativity. I've been called a diva  plenty of times (in the negative sense)  though I always thought I was pretty down to earth, and I've also heard about plenty of artists being called diva's. A lot of the time, MOST of the time, things that people find demanding are actually practical things that are part and parcel of being a singer...so I'm going to go over some of the most popular diva demands and explain it from my point of view! I felt it was time someone spoke up for the supposed divas!

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Friday, 3 October 2014

Skinny Shaming...Let's Talk About That Bass

Hi everyone! 

So I'm loving Meghan Trainor's song 'All about that bass' but who isn't?! It's got over a hundred million hits on youtube in about 3 months! CRAY! The world does seem to have gone booty mad this year, so in honour of that I've included a picture of my big fat bass which I wasn't always comfortable with by the way and have spent most of my years trying to hide!

I love Meghan's voice, and her cute little song about loving your shape even if you don't look like a barbie doll. It's cute! And it's pop music. The best thing about the song of course is that it's a catchy melody with catchy production, and a catchy hook. Catchy being the operative word. But of course there's always someone who is going to have a problem with SOMETHING when it's popular. I've noticed that the lyrics of the song have been getting negative press. Some have gone as far as to say it's anti-feminist. When forced to look at the lyrics in a serious manner (something I hate to do with pop music), I can see where the discontent comes from....