Monday, 17 August 2009

Arty stuff

My good friend Sarah has just set up a blog dedicated to her art. She is a very talented artist. If you are interested in art then you should definitely check her blog out. Shes also the singer in a band called Lets Buy Happiness and are coming out with an EP very soon (

Here the link:

This is my favourite piece. She has not posted this on her blog as of yet and shes currently on holiday.


Bryden xx

Sunday, 16 August 2009

10 songs I'm listening to...Tag!

I saw this tag on carbonprincess' blog and thought I'd have a go myself. It seems like it's an old tag but I'm sure I can be forgiven :]

1. Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound.
I am soo excited to see this band at Leeds Festival. I absolutely love this song!

2. Set your Goals - Mutiny!
Another band which I am hoping to catch at Leeds Festival. This is a really upbeat song sound wise. You could have a good drunken dance to this one! haha

3. Metro Station - Shake it.
BIGGEST GUILTY PLEASURE IN THE WORLD. My friend is a dj at a local nightclub and he sometimes plays and dedicates the song to me. Makes me cringe everytime! This song reminds me of a really happy time though so I still love it.

4. Calvin Harris - Ready for the Weekend.
This song is soo catchy I can't stop listening to it. I really love Calvin Harris. He's got an awesome sense of humour and I really love his youtube channel. I'm also going to see him at the 02 Academy in Newcastle in October. Exciting!

5. The Pierces - Ruin.
Such a beautiful song sang by two beautiful women. This song is soo beautiful yet soo bitter at the same time. The perfect combination in my opinion for a 'boys are rubbish' phase!

6. Tilly and the Wall - Pot Kettle Black.
I've seen this band a handful times and they are such a feel good band. This is one of their heavier songs and it's awesome! They've changed their sound quite recently and this is one of their newer songs. I much prefer their older sound but this was a pleasant suprise! I really wish I could tap dance!

7. Polar Bear Club - Burned Out In A Jar.
Another band at Leeds Festival this year. I saw these at the O2 Academy in Newcastle a few month ago and they were awesome. I only wish it was in a more intimate venue. Check this band out. SOO GOOD.

8. Jacks Mannequin - Bruised.
Such a lovely song sang by a lovely man. The singer is Andrew McMahon who is also in Something Corporate. He has such a lovely voice!

9. Paramore - Crushcrushcrush.
I love dancing to this song when I'm out.

10. Shook Ones - Bad Year.
This is one of my favourite bands of all time and I recently had the honour of cooking for them when they played a venue in Newcastle. My friend is a promoter and put the gig on. I usually make food for bands for him when he gets them to play Newcastle. I made spag bol and garlic bread if you're interested! I got to have a few drinks with a couple members of the band after the gig. I was very shy but it was awesome! Check this band out if you're into melodic hardcore and similar bands like Against Me!, Crime In Stereo and Kid Dynamite.

Bryden xxx

Monday, 10 August 2009

Belated July Favourites!

Hi everyone!

This is a little bit belated. I've tried out a number of products this month which I know will definitely be in my August favourites. I recently got some of the Collection 2000 new Hot Looks nail varnishes. I am totally in love with these at the moment and you should all check them out if you're in the market for a new varnish. My favourite colour at the moment is Dynasty which is a beautiful lilac colour. I will post photos when I can.

So here we have my July favourites:

Aussie Luscious Long shampoo and conditioner - I am absolutely LOVING this at the moment. I had ran out of my usual Paul Bryan shampoo and conditioner and decided to buy this as it was on special offer in Morrisons. This shampoo and conditioner makes your hair sooo silky smooth. I can see myself repurchasing this in the future if I ever run out of my Paul Bryan stuff again. I'm not ready to give up on Paul Bryan completely but I was soo impressed with this.

MAC 209 eyeliner brush - I decided to get this on a whim when I was at my MAC counter. I usually use a thin nail art brush to apply my eyeliner but I had always been interested in the MAC 209 so I decided to buy. I was a little dubious when I got it home and realised that it was much thicker then my other brush but I really like the results.

MAC pink fish lip conditioner - I hadn't used this for a while and found it at the back of the drawer. I had forgotten how awesome this stuff was. I am soo glad I bought myself a back up. My only regret is that I didn't buy two more! I remember seeing somewhere that there is a Sally Hansen product which is a very similar colour to this but is in stick form. I need to find that! If anyone knows what I mean or how I can get my hands on that, Get in touch!

Prestige skin loving minerals fresh glow baked mineral blush in MBH 01 Pink - LOVE THIS. As soon as I saw it, I needed it. It reminds me of daft pink blush from the MAC colour crafted collection but with gold veining. When I was buying it I noticed that one of the blushes was a slightly lighter colour with more veining which was very comparable to the MAC blush. The other blushes were a slightly brighter pink. I bought both which I will show you in another post.

Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara in black - I have recently just ran out of this but I will definitely be repurchasing. I love the shape of this brush and it catches the outer lashes great. I have been using a lash growth product (enormous lash) and I have seen a lot of growth in my outer lashes. This picks them up where I have found other mascaras do not reach.

Tesco finest fig, almond and cassis eau de toilette - I've had this for a while but I had never really worn it much until now. It smells more or less exactly the same as the diptyque fig perfume but at a fraction of the cost! It lasts for ages. It may not to be to everyones tastes but I love it!

Thanks for reading :]

Bryden xx

Little update! Sorry!


Sorry I haven't updated for a while. I will be back into the full swing of things soon. I'm having a few problems with my old flat and the letting company is trying to charge us for unecessary things. I've been putting my whole effort into trying to get it sorted out asap.

I would like to say hi to new followers. I am soo happy that you are interested in what I have to say.

Thanks again and I will get a few posts up in the next week!

Bryden xx

Monday, 3 August 2009

Back 2 Mac - No more?

I was speaking to my friend on Saturday and she infomed me that one of the girls at her local Mac counter had told her they were going to be stopping Back 2 Mac and she should bring her empties in asap as they didn't have a date to when it would be stopped. Apparently they will be phasing it out.

Has anyone else heard of this? I'm planning to depot all of my Mac items apart from my lipsticks as soon as I can. It seems like such a bad idea to stop the recycling but maybe they might bring out refillable compacts which in my eyes would be a great idea!

Let me know if you have heard anything about this!