Anything But Ordinary

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Admittedly, whenever I speak to anyone about this beauty company I get a bit giddy. The Ordinary is a new brand from Deciem, bringing pure, clinical ingredients to an affordable price range.

Being the nerd that I am, I found The Ordinary by scouring the ASOS beauty  ‘new in‘ page (niiiiiiiche), and have been using the Hyaluronic Acid 2% for the last few months, and haven’t been disappointed yet.

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So it was about time Amy and I took a pilgrimage to the home of Deciem in Spitalfields Market after spamming each other with their Instagram,  and spent a solid 40 minutes trying all the potions on our hands until settling on High-Adherence Silicone Primer and the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution.

Having tried other Salicylic Acid products before (at a much higher price point) and being somewhat unimpressed (and still spotty), I’m looking forward to what The Ordinary have to offer especially at £3.90 * cue my bank account angelic choir singing *

It’s cheap, it works, and my face feels so good. So good.

 

The Ordinary : theordinary.com

ASOS : The Ordinary Brand

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F E B R U A R Y

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February for me is somewhere between a swirling lilac sky, and the sweet spot of waking up with the sun coming through the blinds before you find that you’ve slept through all your 3 alarms, and all of the snooze alarms.

February is a deep breath before the panic….and then a little bit of that panic.

These songs are all of those things; calm and delicate, and baselines to shake off the the lethargy.

Listen to F E B R U A R Y here 

PS . Prince‘s back catalogue is on Spotify. You’re welcome

Boy in the Picture : Alex

 

Negative Feedback Issue 01

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Primarily a YouTube channel, Negative Feedback has spawned a film loving community across social media platforms, sharing questions and photos, and opening a an old medium to a new audience.

Luckily, I managed to squeeze into the very very busy magazine launch to pick up the first tangible offering from Negative Feedback (and picked up a 35mm film too). I’m impressed; The branding is gorgeous in soft pinks and white, and the zine itself holds a contemporary collection of film by Damien Maloney, Liam Stock, Laurence Watts and Tim Palman, amongst so many others. It’s a stunning edit.

dsc_0088It’s made me search out  the reels of film on my shelf and finally get them developed to discover what magic they might uncover…or they might just be the result of a snap happy, giddy drunk me. We’ll see what develops (eyyy see what I did there?)

Shop this issue 

Negative Feedback : YouTube Instagram Facebook

 

Molly Goddard at The NOW Gallery

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I may have got a bit giddy when I saw the advert for this when it opened. It ticked all of my boxes: free stuff, embroidery and tulle as tall as your house. I. Am. In.

Designer Molly Goddard, famous for her reimagined neon tinted couture, has hung her signature dresses from the ceiling of the NOW Gallery in Greenwich available for the public to sit, sew and embroider – and I won’t lie to you, they are pretty spectacular.

dsc_0605dsc_0546dsc_0575Obviously, our attempts at sewing our self portraits were great #alternativefacts, but that’s what’s so good about the exhibit, whatever the ability, you can sew/accidently knot your needle into the dress and have to call a steward over to sort yourself out.

This exhibit is only open until 22nd February, so hurry over there this weekend and sew to your hearts content before it’s closure

See here for more info : The NOW Gallery 

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J A N U A R Y

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If January were a friend, it would be one of those friends you put off meeting until she corners you into a drink right before payday, then bulldozes the whole conversation with monotonous small talk. January is harmless, and yet you wonder if time is broken or you’re having the worst festive come down of your life and it’s somehow lasting 31 days.

This playlist is all about that soft nothing that January is. Songs to fail your resolutions too. Songs to warmly curl into after ice rain on your commute home.

Listen to J A N U A R Y here 

PS. Not even apologizing for wild card Run The Jewels entry. It makes me want to parkour, when you hear it it makes sense.
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Photos by Amy