Saturday, 18 January 2014

Albums and Artists

Hello little marshmallows, 

Whenever I meet someone new I always wonder what type of music that person is into. I just find it really intriguing. I personally do not have a specific "genre" of music that I only listen to, sometimes I'll listen to rap, alternative, and sometimes just straight up top 40. If I like a song I like a song, if I dislike a song I dislike it. For me it doesn't come down to a specific genre or artist. So I thought today I would tell you guys what artists and albums I love!

London Grammar

I will not go into too much detail about this band as I have already done a blog post on them here that you can check out. However I absolutely adore their album "If You Wait". It's very chill, however I will say the lead singer has a certain edge to her voice that just draws you in when you listen to their music. 

Two Door Cinema Club

I am currently loving the album "Beacon" from this band. The songs are very uplifting and I always feel like just singing and dancing when listening to them. A great album to listen to on a lazy Sunday afternoon or just when you need to be lifted up. 

Imogen Heap

I love the album "Ellipse" by Imogen Heap. My absolute favourite song from this album is "First Train Home". Again, this is a very chilled album without being too chilled. I mean it you can dance to this album but also just bop your head to. I would recommend this album if you are going on a long car drive :) 

The xx

Whenever I listen to The xx's album "Coexist" I just feel so relaxed. If you are stressed pup in a run a bath, close your eyes and put this album on. All of your worries will just melt away and you can attack your problems relaxed and ready!

The 1975

Okay, can we just take a moment to appreciate how great The 1975 are. I love every single song on their self titled album. I have been listening to their album ever since the beginning of last year and it is still one of my favourite albums to this very day. Words cannot explain how great they are (you'll just have to check them out your self ;)).

The Neighbourhood

There is not really a way to explain this band except they are a little bit eerie and dark however still fun (not too sure if that made sense). The album "I love you" is uh-mazing. They do this really cool black and white style thing with their music videos which I find really interesting and I also really love it. I am not too sure why but I love listening to this album on a low volume when writing essays and doing homework and that sort of stuff. It kind of gets me in the mood without being too overpowering. I know weird, but you know. 

Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Lorde

I also love Beyoncé (I mean who doesn't) all of her albums are just perfection. So I don't really think I need to elaborate on her at all. Also Ariana Grande's album "Yours Truly" is just SO GOOD! I love every single song and the whole album just makes you feel great inside. Last but not least I fee like I have to mention this and that is Lorde's album "Pure Heroin". I cannot explain how much I love this album. But it truly is uh-mazing.  


All of these artists and albums I have loved for a very long time and so since I loved them so much I just thought I would share it with you :). Let me know in the comments below which artists/albums you have loved for a long time. 




Lately you may have noticed a severe lack in beauty and fashion posts. This is because in 2014 I have decided to let go of beauty and fashion related blog posts and write about things I am passionate about, and that I enjoy. However, every now and then I may drop a little fashion or beauty post, but my blog will not be entirely focused on it. If I really really love something I will not hesitate in telling you, no matter weather it is beauty, fashion, or just really random. I would like this to be a place where in a few years, will mean something to me. I hope you guys understand!

- Padfoot

Friday, 10 January 2014

My Thoughts on Feminism

Hello everyone!

I recently watched a Ted talk by a lovely Nigerian lady whose name is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and it was a about feminism (click here to watch). This video really inspired me to write this post. I would say that I myself am a Feminist. Now, now before you all start shouting and groaning saying "ugh not this again" HOLD ON, let me explain a few things first...

Being a feminist doesn't mean I burn bras, or don't shave my underarms, or that I despise men. A feminist (in my opinion) is a man or a woman who believes that the social, political and all other rights of women should be equal to men. Notice that in my definition I said that a man or a woman could be a feminist. I think that this is totally true, you don't have to be a woman to stand up for women rights, however that is the usual cliché. Believe me I love make-up, shopping, getting manicures  and basically all things that would be considered as "girly", nonetheless I still am a huge advocate of equal rights.

Many people say that you should not say aloud you are a feminist as "it will detract men from you". To be quite frank I couldn't care less if a man if a man did not like the idea of a feminist, I wouldn't be interested in him anyway. I don't think many people understand that my sole purpose in life is to simply go to school, attend university, get married, have kids and die. There is so much more.

I am still in the midst of my secondary schooling education. I go to a mixed school (boys and girls) and it simply infuriates me when I am talking about feminism passionately and someone has the audacity to say "calm down" or "stop overreacting". It particularly gets to me when guys say rude things that diminish girls in a completely sexist way and they simply laugh it off. I mean stand up for yourself! In my opinion we should all be feminists.

Like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said herself I am a happy feminist. People see feminists as unhappy women living on their own with a dozen cats (which by the way I wouldn't mind because I love cats). A feminist is someone who stands up for women's rights and there is nothing wrong or "unhappy" about that.

I really encourage you all to watch the talk I mentioned earlier in the post (here). It's funny yet informative, captivating and really captures the essence of a feminist.

We should all be feminists.