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Eco Lipsticks by Karen Murrell | Review + Swatches

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L to R: Sugar Rush, Cordovan Natural, Scarlet Blaze, Violet Mousse, True Love

Today’s post is all about lipsticks! WOOHOO! Do you even know my love for lipsticks? It’skind of ridiculous. I can’t even count how many I own anymore…but seriously, the more the better (in my opinion).

I’m excited about these beautiful lipsticks because not only are they some of my favourite shades, but this brand creates some of my favourite lipstick formulas, they smell amazing and they’re super safe for your lips (no nasty ingredients)! You’ve probably heard of this line of gorgeous lippies before, cus let’s be real, she’s kinda popular in the green beauty world….so, without further adieu, welcome Karen Murrell Lipsticks as my featured brand today!

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Video of the Week – Kimbra “90’s Music”

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Ya’ll…this is probably one of my favourite (visually more than anything) music videos right now. Like, hands down so out there and colourful and loud. Not to mention I haven’t  been able to get the song out of my head. So catchy! I love me some Kimbra.

 

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Have a great Wednesday! xx

Video of the Week: HalfNoise – “Mountain”

 

Hey everyone! I’m really excited about today’s Video of the Week – it’s killer.   If you’re familiar with Zac Farro, you know he’s always been a drummer. However, he recently dove into a different role, writing and recording for his new project HalfNoise – and it’s AWESOME. Atmospheric, a bit ambient, sometime’s mellow – comparable to Mew & Radiohead (for me, it’s the most influence I see)…all while clinging onto the sound of heavy drums and a musical expression that surpasses most. I won’t even try to explain it all myself, cus Zac does that perfectly here:

 

As many of you may know, I am usually a drummer. But a few years ago I decided to see what writing and recording my own music would be like, HalfNoise. I made an EP in my house with a producer (Daniel James) and did a bit of touring. However it wasn’t until I played a few shows in New Zealand and spent a few months there that I really realised my passion.

 

In August of 2013, I went back to New Zealand and spent 7 months writing and recording the new HalfNoise album with my friend (producer) Daniel James. I wanted to experience life somewhere other than Nashville, Tenn and wanted to know how my writing would change being in such an amazing and beautiful place. I knew the trip would be exciting, but didn’t know it would be as life changing for me as it was. The people I met and the places where I visited/recorded were unlike any others Id seen before, and having toured for many years of my life I thought I had seen a lot. I wouldn’t have been able to write the album I did had I not spent that time there. The Album is called “Volcano Crowe” because we recorded the album at the bottom of a volcano and my friend Rowan Crowe was the reason I visited New Zealand in the first place. 

 

Mountain is the first song I completed there, So I thought it would be fitting to share first.

 

Thank you for watching!  

 

•Zac Farro

 

(source: YouTube account / video posted below)

Video Directed By Aaron Joseph

 

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