Live review: High Tyde @ The Deaf Institute – MANCHESTER

On the 13/03/17 I watched High Tyde perform a sold out show at The Deaf Institute in Manchester.  You may have heard of High Tyde, the fresh Indie Pop 4 piece from Brighton. The young band have had the fortune of playing large festivals such as Dot to Dot, Y Not, Reading, Boardmasters and Fieldview among supporting the likes of The Hunna, Little Comets and Peace. The 4 piece stormed back with a 4 date headline tour alongside the release of their brand new single ‘Keep On’.

Indigo Husk, the opening support act geared the crowd into action. The small indie rock quartet have recently released their debut EP ‘Itchy’ and managed to engage the crowd with a booming bass, grunge vocals and stripped punk guitar riffs. Their consistent energy transfixed the crowd and the buzz was impossible to ignore, though their set was short their charisma still shone through. Indigo Husk definitely have huge potential and will undoubtedly have a majorly successful year. The quartet will be playing a headline show at London’s Camden Assembly along with festivals later this year.

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Why I wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump

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Ludicrous.

It absolutely baffles me as to why Donald Trump is even a top candidate. Let alone why he was even nominated in the first place. The danger that clouds around him is simply impossible to ignore seeing as it’s a known fact that his ways are often compared to that of Hitler’s.  For me I believe he’s so unsuited for the role for much more deeper reasons than simply his similarities with Hitler but also as a result of his illegitimacy.

It’s argued that people would prefer for Hillary Clinton not to be in power so I must note that by no means do I believe that Hillary Clinton is the ultimate ideal leader however Donald Trump is simply a disgraceful alternative. Hillary is ultimately the ‘lesser of two evils’. Nevertheless this is why given the chance I wouldn’t vote Trump.

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Surviving GCSE’s

It’s that time of year when back to school pictures flood our news feeds. Pristine condition uniform, new pens, new bags and new shoes. But for many it’s the start of preparation for their GCSE’s or the beginning of their final year.  I’m going to talk about some things that helped me pass my exams (and survive the final daunting years of high school!)

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The final school years are tough for everyone, although some people pretend they aren’t affected and that terrifies the worriers even more! I best get started with some tips.

  • Revision timetable

I set aside 3 hours every night for 3 subjects and interspersed them over the course of 2 weeks.  I believe that it was crucial for me to have one night off and that for me was a Friday which coincidentally worked very well with my hobbies. Although, being totally honest, there were some nights when I got home and I couldn’t think of anything worse than revising at that moment! (But I did stick to it 90% of the time!!!)

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Is social media impacting our perception of beauty?

Beauty has become one of the biggest topics in today’s society.  Day in, day out I see people striving to look like the beautiful models we see in ads, magazines and on social media and this all stems down to the picture the media has created of beauty. Of course the media detracts from the ordinary people of an average size, shape and colour.

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Nowadays it’s not uncommon to have an eating disorder, and that for many people is a terrifying thought. Photos portrayed of models have undoubtedly been edited, yet many people who view them believe this is how they’re supposed to look. For girls, in particular, it’s expected to have the smallest waist, perkiest bum and bust, perfect hair, the nicest teeth and many others. Yet we all know this is impossible. It’s notable that cosmetic surgery rates have increased by nearly 20% since 2008 and 1 in 5 people would consider cosmetic surgery.

Particularly for girls they believe that being thin will allow them to be accepted and that it will make them happy. But that’s not how it works. It leads to a never ending spiral of self destruction, when they should really be building themselves up.

I can even talk from my own experience and I know I’m not a large size, yet I’ve been told that I’m fat. But I’m a size 8/10.

Seeing other peoples pictures online can be extremely detrimental. It opens a channel whereby you allow yourself to compare yourself to others and this creates a sense of dissatisfaction as you don’t look the same. This then triggers a feeling of believing that you’re not enough and struggling to find your own self worth. But it’s important to remember that everybody has different genes and we are all built differently.

There’s a lovely hashtag on twitter #bodyposi that many different people use and it’s really heart warming to see so many people loving themselves. I’d recommend for you to check it out.

I am mostly happy within my own body and I try my very best to love myself. I’m 5’10 and all legs and I work it to my very best.

Thanks for reading.

All the love Jess x

Foreign adventures

I don’t know about you but I get bored VERY easily.  I always prefer to be speaking to people or going out, I know, typical teenager right?

I recently just got back from a sailing holiday in Mallorca and it was very active … I absolutely love travelling and I had the best time.  I’m going to talk about some of my experiences (skipping out all the embarrassing ones)

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I feel as though it’s obligatory to take a really original silhouette beach picture, it’s not like anyone has taken them before, right?  Here’s mine and of course I’m the tall one who is living high up in a whole different weather system, not heard that one before.

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We’re fortunate enough to have a boat in Mallorca and we visited the most beautiful coves I’ve ever seen. The water was incredibly clear and you could see all the tropical fish, which although was pretty, was also gross seeing as I hate fish and would rather not swim with some ugly slimy wildlife. Gross.  Nevertheless, gorgeous cove!!!  I’m so lucky to have been able to see it seeing as it’s only accessible by boat.

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I’d like to point out that a fish touched my foot and I was not in the slightest bit impressed, this led to me aborting the whole swimming thing and opting for a lilo – much safer.  It may not seem so but … Fun fact- I’m slowly breaking my fear of the sea!!

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I spent the week living life pretending to be a millionaire, which I can assure you is far from the truth. Sun seeking on a yacht in the med crashing through waves.  I tend to live in the moment and this holiday was definitely one hell of a moment.  I had the most amazing time and it’s something I’ll always remember.

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In Mallorca I also seized the opportunity and went to a nightclub. I had a brill night and I made some friends from Sweden – so thankful that everyone speaks English although I should probably work on my Spanish seeing as French isn’t so helpful in Spain, who knew!? However, a nightclub was probably not the best place to go seeing as it was 30 degrees outside meaning inside it was comparable to an oven.

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I loved speaking to new people and I had an ace experience. Everyone was so friendly and easy to talk to. I’m can’t wait to go back, now I just need to work and save money and stop spending it all on concert tickets!

Thanks for reading.

All the love, Jess x

 

Tips for Meeting Celebrities

I’ve met quite a few famous people and I know exactly how you feel when you see a celebrity.  It’s as if you just want to scream and let it all out, but that’ll make them feel uncomfortable.  Here are my tips on meeting celebrities:

1.)  Do not scream – you have to remember that they are just normal people too, you’d hate it if someone came up to you screaming

2.) Don’t mob them – If you’re in a group and there are lots of other fans there, don’t all run over as soon as they come out, stay in a line and that way they’re more likely to stop, if you mob it’s too dangerous for them to stop so security will usher them away

3.) Speak to them – Just ask general questions, wish them well, it’s a much better memory to have

4.)  Don’t shove your phone in their face – Instead, speak to them, have a conversation and ask them for a picture, most celebrities say yes to a picture anyway

5.) Don’t be disheartened if they say they don’t want a picture – We all have bad days, perhaps they don’t want to be pictured, besides you’d rather a memory of a conversation anyway

6.) Don’t be angry if they don’t stop – Always remember they have very busy lives and they could be in a rush and not have time to stop to talk to you, sometimes that’s how it is

7.) Always thank them – If they stopped to speak to you or take a picture say thank-you, it’s very polite and shows that you appreciate it

8.) If you know they’re rushing, have your stuff ready to be signed – This saves everybody time and it will make it easier for them so they’ll be more likely to sign it

9.) Plan what you will say – Sometimes I get nervous and forget to say things and then after I keep thinking about it wishing I said something else, instead, plan what you intend to say

10.)  Do your research – Look into that particular celebrities schedule, see if they have interviews arranged and if they have to be somewhere, that way you can ensure that you won’t clash with their schedule

11.) Remember to have fun!! – You’re there for a good time and celebrities want to see happy faces! Keep smiling.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. Here are a few pictures of me with my favorite band – The Vamps.

All the love,

Jess x

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog!

To begin, I’d like to thank you for using your time to read my blog.

I’ve had a blog for many years but I thought it was time I started a new one since I love posting (and my old blog is slightly cringe worthy).  I hope to post about albums, concerts, fashion, my lifestyle, beauty and my opinion on anything; basically a little bit of everything!  I will try to post as much as possible, but please bear with me as I’m currently studying for exams and I’ve yet to set a date to post.

I’ll start by telling you a little about myself.  I like to consider myself a kind, caring and bubbly girl. I’m very strongly opinionated (not always a good thing!) and I’m not shy to speak up when I disagree with something. Music plays a huge part of my life, and unfortunately, I have to admit I’m a die hard fan of The Vamps, The 1975, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Oasis, Joy Division, The Verve and various others, but I’m in far too deep to care.  I have quite an eclectic taste in music, varying from the likes of The Vamps to The Kooks.  But, my favorite genre is most certainly indie/alternative!

I’m massively into fashion, and I just can’t go on enough shopping sprees!  I intend to post about my new buys and I’ll talk about what shops and ranges I’m digging at the moment. Recently, I’ve also taken to make-up and I’m testing out lots of new brands and palettes and so I’ll be sure to review some in the near future!

Luckily, I’ve been given lots of travelling experiences and I’m fortunate enough to go abroad often to the likes of Russia and Israel. I hope to talk about some of my experiences (good and bad) and adventures and my favorite cities, especially the time I visited a hippie commune!

I hope you enjoy my content.

All the love,

Jess x

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