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5 Spotify Playlists To Get You Through The Day

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I love music. In fact, I'm very much driven by music. I always have been and probably always will. That being said I don't think I have the best music taste, or so I've been told. Apparently I have the music taste of a teenager but hey what's wrong with that eh?

Anyways, recently I've had a few bad days. I honestly wish I knew what was up. I think it's the constant raining and grey skies that we've had over the past few weeks, I think it's my body getting used to a new contraceptive pill and the stress of buying a house and having no idea what is going on.  I'm sure I'll perk up once I know when I can start buying new homeware bits and bobs. But when I've been having a bad day, I've been turning to different music to try and motivate myself. To try and get myself in a better mood, and these playlists that I'm about to show you have helped.

I love finding out about new playlists so here are some of my faves. I hope you like them as much as I do. Also how cool would it be to just create playlists for a job? I'd love that haha.

The Cheesy Playlist

This will put you in a good mood instantly. Featuring cheesy pop songs from the 90s/00s and today, it's so good for whacking on and having a good sing along! It features classics from Avril Lavinge, B*Witched and S Club 7. And everyone knows there ain't no party like an S Club party.

The Bad Day Playlist 

I made this playlist myself for bad days. It features pretty much all of my fave songs, the songs that will get me singing along, or dancing around the living room. If my playlist isn't to your taste, I'd recommend making your own bad day playlist. Grumpy future you will appreciate it. 


This playlist is perfect for train journeys, road trips or catching a plane as the bio suggests. It features a different mix of stuff but it's quite chilled, and makes me feel all holiday like. 

The Pop Punk Playlist

This is quite a good angry playlist haha it also makes me feel about 14 again as I used to listen to the majority of these songs in my room back in the early 00's. Personally I don't think you can ever beat a bit of Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy. 

Indie Sunshine 

This is perfect for listening to on a sunny day. Perfect for road trips with the windows down, or as I like to imagine what I'd listen to on the beach in California or something. I usually listen to it when I'm doing work though, but it does usually make me feel a bit cheerier so that's good! 

So there we have five of my current fave playlists. The ones I turn to when I'm grumpy, sad or in need of a good sing along! 

What's your fave playlist? 

My Thoughts On The New Benefit Brow Collection

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Beauty, Benefit, Benefit Cosmetics, Benefit Brow Range, Eyebrows, Brows, Make Up,

I've never really got the whole obsession with brows thing. Maybe it's cause I've never really had good brows or known how to make them 'on fleek.' I don't even really know what that means, so how would I know how to do it? Growing up, I had monster brows, you could have stood me next to Charlie from Busted and not known who was who. I'm obviously joking cause he's about a foot taller than me, but brow wise, we were on the same level. My Mum would never let me do the early 00's beauty trend of tweezing my brows into two lines like little tadpoles, which at the time I thought was so selfish of her. Now I realise she was right, that was not a good look and thankfully for all involved brows are back in fashion.

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I've never been good at shaping brows or filling them in, after I tweezed them about two miles apart from each other in 2008, I've left it to professionals and every 6-12 weeks (depending on how lazy I'm being and if I mind looking like Charlie) I get them threaded. I find this lasts the longest, gets me a more polished look, and is better in my opinion than waxing. But every day, I'd take an angled brush and make them look a little less patchy. I'd started to envy girls with either amazing full brows (hey Lucy Hale) or polished brows (hey every girl on Instagram) and wonder where I was going wrong. It was probably my heavy hand with the brow pencil (hey you look like Blanca from OITNB) and my laziness in-between brow appointments.

But low and behold, I have had a brow revelation. For the first time like ever, my brows are the best thing about my face, and it's down to two reasons. One, the brow lady I go to did a really good job of threading them and two: THE NEW BENEFIT BROW RANGE IS AMAZING. Okay sorry for shouting, but seriously, this range is the bees knees. Might give Benefit my first born child in return for creating brow products that make my brows look ON FLEEK (WHATEVER THAT MEANS.)

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I was one of those really lucky bloggers who received a suitcase of all the new relaunched Benefit brow products. The new silver packaging is right up my street and for a few weeks now I've been trying a different product every day. Some of them are so so, the 3D Brow Tones doesn't really do much imo, and the Ka-Brow Gel Cream I feel is quite difficult to use if you're heavy handed (like I am) but there are a few gems that omg. Could possibly be my favourite ever brow products I've ever used. (Falls off chair in shock.)

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So I have found that the Goof Proof Brow Pencil is literally goof proof even for me. Cause I'd definitely call myself a brow goof. I mean what a great word. Goof goof goof. It's got this angled nib which makes filling in your eyebrows ridiculously easy. I can create an arch, I can make the front of my brow look all polished. So easy! I have the shade 4 and I love it. The other side of the pencil has a spooly brush which means you can brush out any mistakes and make the pencil look really natural. I also like the precisely my brow pencil which is so good for adding shape so delicately. It doesn't matter if you have a heavy hand cause you literally can't go wrong. I then will set my brows using the Gimme Brow gel, which I loved before the rebrand but love just as much now. This sets my brows in place and they'll stay pretty perfect all day. They last a full day, they last through sweaty workouts, they even lasted in a torrential downpour. I have tested all these situations out so don't tell me I don't ever do anything for you.

I also really like high glow brow highlighter pencil, I put this on my brow bone and the inner corner of my eye. It's super creamy, blendable and just lifts my brow a bit.

I have to say that I'm digging my brows right now, it's so easy to create a polished brow with these products. I am so impressed and thank you Benefit for giving me the brows that I knew I had hidden in there somewhere!

Also don't the products just look so pretty?

Have you tried any of the Benefit Brow range?

*Second question for a gold star, was Charlie your fave member of Busted?

** All products are PR Samples but opinions are 100% honest as always.


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