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Miley Cyrus announced as new MAC spokesperson

mileyMAC has announced Miley Cyrus as its new spokesperson for its ‘Viva Glam’ campaign.

Ms Cyrus will help launch two new products in the range for the brand in September, under the name GLAM Miley Cyrus II.

These two products will be a bright orange lipstick (£15,50) and matching lipglass (£14.50), which will have a sparkling pearl shimmer.

The full price, minus VAT, of the two products will be put towards women, men and children affected by and living with HIV/AIDS.

Lifestyle: The Charlatans ‘Brits Week’ Gig @ The Brooklyn Bowl

brooklyn bowlI’m not that used to going to a gig where I don’t know the band really well, however when my friend Bex invited me down to go and see The Charlatans at Brooklyn Bowl at the O2, I though, why not?!

Seeing as the band formed in the late 80s, when I wasn’t even born, I wasn’t familiar with their music. The day of the gig, I looked them up on Spotify to see if I recognised a few songs, but I didn’t even know one!

This left me a little apprehensive before the gig. However, there was really no need for me to worry. Despite not knowing one song, I instantly started enjoyed myself the second the band came on stage.

Considering the band have been around some time, it wasn’t a surprise that most of the audience were middle-aged, and the vast majority of those were men. However, this wasn’t intimidating. In fact, it was kind of nice to go to a gig where everyone was a bit more sensible, and they definitely gave you more breathing space than your usual gig-goer does.

One guy did come up to me and my friend however and commented that we looked ‘far too young’ to know the band, but he did in in good jest and was said ‘fair play’ to us as he high-fived us, which was quite funny.

Anyway, back to the actual gig… as I was saying, the band were really fun to watch. Frontman Tim Burgess had a good energy about him, and I loved his long blonde crazy hair, we he liked to swing around. He had a good repore with the fans too telling them as he came on stage ‘It’s been a while, hasn’t it?!’.

The venue was also great too. If you hadn’t guessed already by the name, Brooklyn Bowl is used for bowling in the day, however hosts a number of events in the evening. The fact that it only holds a few hundred people meant that the gig felt really intimate, as you are quite close to the band, even if you are a fair way back.

The gig was held as part of ‘BRITS Week’ – celebrating British music in the lead up to the BRIT Awards 2015, which is this Wednesday coming (February 25). To mark the occasion, there was a massive BRIT Award statue by the stage, as well as Brit Award signs throughout the venue, which added a nice touch and a good Instagram opportunity!

All in all, it was definitely a fun night and I would 100% go back to The Brooklyn Bowl to see many more bands in the future.

Check out some pictures of my night below…

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Left: The band on stage. Right, me and Bex having a selfie outside the venue.

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Both of us having a little pose inside.

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Left: Bex with the BRIT statue. Right: Capturing our tube journey home. 

Lifestyle: I’ve moved to London!

tooting broadwaySo if you haven’t seen from my Twitter and Instagram profiles yet, I have now made the big move up to London!

This is so exciting for me as I have literally dreamed about living and working as a journalist in the city since I was about 15 or 16.

As you can probably guess, it’s been so busy and hectic getting myself settled in my new flat and getting everything sorted. Plus I’ve been out lots mingling with my new housemates and my friends down here, which hasn’t really left much time for blogging!

However, I feel like I’ve finally getting settled and back into a sort of routine (as much as you can do in this exciting city anyway), so you can expect lots more posts coming up!

In the meantime, I’ve included some photos below of all the things I’ve been getting up to so far…

You can probably tell I’ve had the best time and I’m looking forward to having much more fun in the big city!

Sam x

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My new flat… and yes that is our very own private bar on the right! 

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More flat pictures… this was our first roast on the right – it was so tasty!

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My new flatmates Kat & Hannah! Kat’s birthday on the left, enjoying a drink at our local & cosy wine nights in.

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A random Sunday night out in Clapham…

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Partying with some of my besties 🙂

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Getting to go to the ’50 Shades of Grey’ premiere in Leicester Square!

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My sister Kerri coming up to visit.