Thursday, 11 September 2014

Clashing Time Talks Music

Hi Guys!
I don't know if any of you know about my little obsession.
I have had it for quite a few years, ever since I was a young teen, and I am surprised to admit that as I have grown older it has just got stronger and stronger. Yes ladies and gentlemen, my obsession is with the beautifully talented Maroon 5 and in particular Adam Levine. Now I am not admitting to being the type of fangirl like the Directioners and I am certainly not admitting to anything like Bieber fever; however, I do have a big love for Maroon 5's music. Back in the day we had classics such as 'Sunday Morning' and 'This Love', then we move on to 'If I Never See Your Face Again' and 'Won't Go Home Without You', and then finally we come to some modern ones like 'One More Night' and 'Maps'. Now personally, my favourite Maroon 5 song that I can listen to over and over again is 'Never Gonna Leave This Bed'; I think the words are lovely and the video is really cute because it includes his now wife Behati Prisloo from South Africa. You can watch that video HERE. The reason I am doing this post on Maroon 5 is because the gorgeous Fearne Cotton (@Fearnecotton) from Radio One had the band in their Live Lounge today and they played five great songs including covers such as Pharell's 'Happy' as seen below. If you get a chance, definitely check out all five of the Live Lounge songs as they are really great. Let me know what you think!

Clashing Time Talks Affleck's Palace, Manchester

Hey Everyone!
When I was in Manchester the other day I went to the amazing Affleck's Palace. This is an amazing building filled with individual stores and pop-up shops. I loved the idea of this old run down building being converted into something brilliant so I thought I would give it a film :) I saw some seriously cool clothes and I just wish I had had the money at the time to splash out and buy a few goodies! I wish I was able to spend more time there and learn about the history of the building...if anyone knows, please do let me know! My favourite little shop was definitely No Angel; the layout was so cute and girly, and it held such gorgeous items from brands I had never heard of and then also had some of my favourite brands like Lavish Alice and Glamorous. What could be a better combination for me?! 
Each room you went into had a different style/layout/size and it made it even more interesting to walk around, never knowing what would be just around the corner. To top off my visit we went to an adorable little cafe looking out onto the streets of Manchester whilst enjoying a drink and reading lovely cookery books in awe of all the treats! I don't know if any of you have ever been before but I think it has a little bit of something for everyone so definitely give it a try! Please check out their links below to find out more about it all...
Twitter: @affleckspalace

Let me know what you think guys! 

Clashing Time Talks V Festival 2014

Hey Everyone!
Recently I went to V festival with a few friends and had the time of my life, so much fun!
Did any of you go? Wasn't Justin Timberlake amazingggggg? And Ed Sheeran? Such a good line up.
We managed to get a really good tent space and turned up early enough so we didn't have to run and barge people out the way to get a place to park our tent up. It meant we only had to walk a tiny bit to get to see all the best acts and we definitely made the most of that. The atmosphere at V Festival is so chilled out and although it is a pop festival, I feel as if the line up gets more and more diverse as the years go on. The friends I went with this year are from Manchester so next year I'm definitely going to try the northern V Festival out to see the difference of atmosphere! Looking forward to getting all my new festival outfits and hearing about the acts next year already!
CT x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Amazon Christmas Wish List Press Event

Back in July I was invited to the fantastic Amazon Christmas In July Wish List Event at Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square. This amazing event was organised by This Is Mission PR Agency and I felt so lucky to have been invited with my contributors. We turned up all glammed up and ready to check out all the fabulous products, talk to inspirational people and take a lot of pictures! We were politely welcomed by a gorgeous gentleman who was handing out glasses of Champagne and we were off...talking to every single Amazon expert at every section of the event and trying out all the products we could; even writing a few down on our 'Amazon Wish List' to hand in at the end. Here is a little photo montage video on my Youtube Channel with some of my favourite items! I haven't included the fashion items yet as I want to do a whole video on that as they had so many incredibly stunning pieces. This video includes some great books, gadgets, pet products and homeware items. Let me know what you think and give it a thumbs up if you like it. 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Clashing Time Talks Curry

Hello Everyone!
Today I thought I would do a post on one of my favourite topics: FOOD.
I am awful with food, I eat and eat and eat and then complain about my body. Yes, I am one of those! Unfortunately for my body, my kryptonite is curry. Not just any old curry, but Chicken Korma. I am obsessed with it and although I am good, because its not like I have it every week; when I do have it, I am like a little child at Christmas, filled with excitement. I am admittedly really rubbish with spices, always have been and always will be, so until recent years I was always very apprehensive about trying Indian food...and then, someone introduced me to Korma. It is a perfect meal for me because it has literally no spice in it what so ever so it means I don't suffer with horrendously burnt and swollen lips for hours afterwards. It is also good because I think it isn't too much of an overpowering flavour (some people may call it bland or too beige though) so it goes nicely with the other sides that you often order with a curry. I know, I know, Chicken Korma should not be eaten when you are trying to watch your if anyone has any healthy curry options then please do let me know!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Greater Grassmarket W. Armstrong & Son Vintage Emporium

Went to the Greater Grassmarket in Edinburgh today and came across this incredible vintage shop called W. Armstrong & Son Vintage Emporium. It is so strange because on the outside it looks like it will just be this little adorable shop filled with bits and bobs, but you walk in and its a huge burst of colour and energy that just keeps going! If anyone is in this area or near by then I would definitely recommend popping in and having a look at all the gorgeous things they have in there; it certainly took me by surprise! So as you can see below, i've vlogged about my experience in the Vintage Emporium on my Channel. Take a look!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Day One

As you may know, I have recently started vlogging! HERE's my channel.
I have taken it upon myself to vlog my whole trip to Edinburgh with exciting things and amazing street performers. Today on my first day we had such a great time and were fully booked with shows the whole day - with the best show being Frank Skinner at the Assembly Theatre at the end of the day.
Here are some of the best bits, enjoy!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

X Factor Auditions

Hey Everyone!
Thought i'd show you my latest Vlog post on my YouTube Channel about my day in London for the X Factor Auditions at Wembley Arena. I got my tickets for free through the website Applause Store and I will hopefully be going to lots more sessions for other TV shows in the future! I had such fun filming and editing it as it was my first proper editing experience; although I still have a very long way to go in terms of getting it right. I am in Edinburgh for the week now so will be flogging and blogger lots from here as I will be at The Fringe. Are any of you here? Let me know!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

I had a job interview!

Hey Everyone!
Yesterday I had a job interview and it went really well, or it seemed as if it did anyway. So i've done a blog post on my experience of job hunting. Please let me know if you have any tips of advice on job hunting, career changes, or anything job related then please do let me know!
Enjoy. CTx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

First Ever Vlog: What's in my makeup bag??

Hi Everyone,
Today is a big day, the day I started vlogging!
My first post is all about what is in my makeup bag; albeit a rather small makeup bag!
Please check out my channel and subscribe HERE :)
Enjoy. CTx

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