September Favourites '18

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

It's September; days are colder and nights come around quicker, Autumn is officially here. While some aren't happy, this is actually my favourite season of the year. I'm ready to dig out my jumpers and have cosy nights watching X Factor. Here's what i've been i've loving this month.

BEAUTY PRODUCT: Lee Stafford 'HAiR GRowTH' range.
After years of growing it, I realised long hair doesn't actually suit me at all so I recently had a massive chop of 6 inches and bleached it all. Of course, you're never happy with what you have, therefore I do want it longer again - perhaps not as long, but a few inches. The thing I swore by when my hair miraculously grew last time was no heat, and Lee Stafford products. The products are quite pricey if you want to go all out and buy the lot, but Boots often do 3-for-2 which is the best time to stock up. I've tried it all, but the two products I favour are the treatment and leave-in treatment. I'm using them both every time I wash my hair and don't doubt i'll see results in due course.

SONG: Electricity - Silk City & Dua Lipa ft. Mark Ronson & Diplo.
I'm pretty sure Dua Lipa carries this magic wand that just makes every single song she's a part of be incredibly catchy, because here we are, yet again, with another banger. Electricity is everything you can imagine it to be with the line-up it includes; bold, bouncy and a whole load of fun. I don't know about you, but I always pick up on different notes and the way artists sing certain parts of songs, and Dua belting out 'deny' before every chorus has my whole heart. We truly do have One Kiss part two.

ALBUM: My Mind Makes Noises - Pale Waves.
It's been a year and a half since we heard Pale Waves infectious debut There's A Honey, and now the Manchester 4-piece have finally presented us with their first full-length album, My Mind Makes Noises. You all know the story, these guys sit comfortably under the Dirty Hit umbrella and have Matty Healy guiding them along the way. They look dark and egdy, yet deliver sincere pop beats that will be in your head for days, if not months. I'm personally a bit gutted that My Obsession didn't make it onto the album, but my faves are She, Karl (I Wonder What It's Like To Die), Eighteen and Television Romance. The 14 track record could easily soundtrack a 90s rom-com and i'm absolutely here for it. 

EVENT: Halsey @ Eventim Apollo London, 22nd September 2018.
It's been two and a half years since Halsey last played London, and she's certainly upgraded since I first saw her back in 2015 at Islington Academy. This time round, she's playing two nights at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, and I have never seen a queue as intense as this one. After walking for about 20 minutes just to find the end of it even after doors had opened, it's clear that Halsey fans are seriously dedicated. The 23 year old delivered a setlist full of old and new favourites, and impressed the crowd with her aesthetically pleasing visuals (below) and strong vocals. 10/10.

YOUTUBER: Jenna Marbles.
Yes, you read that right - Jenna Marbles. I know it isn't 2011 anymore, but i've recently got back into the Jenna Marbles hype and I cannot stop. I just love how unapologetically weird she is; she has fun, she doesn't take herself seriously, and takes us along for the ride. Whether she's turning herself into a green screen, getting her dog to pick out her makeup, or showing us around her new incredible house, Jenna's channel is 18 million subscribers strong and I can see why. This is my go-to place when I need to get away from the unnecessarily dramatic beauty community and need a bit of comedy. Love her.

TV SHOW: The Circle. 
I'm pretty sure you're all watching it by now after the amount of social media buzz it's creating, but if you're not, catch up on The Cirle on All 4 and you'll be hooked. The plot sounds pretty horrendous, but watching the show is a different story, and you'll be ranting about who you want blocked next in no time (cough, Freddie, cough). It's such a unique and modern idea and i'm excited to see how it ends.

THROWBACK: What Would You Do? - City High.
I've decided to chuck in a throwback to every monthly favourite and i'm kicking it off with this absolute belter from 2001. The American trio City High were a one hit wonder with this track that ended up being a global chart success and even Grammy nominated. Exploring topics of single parenting and poverty, this track is pretty hard hitting but a tune nonetheless. 

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments!

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