Friday, April 18, 2014

promise is a deal

I wrote that I'll make a review about Foster The People's it is!

I have to confess that I was a bit afraid about what this second album could be, because I just adore their first one! But it's been a month I only listen to it (+ Torches + new songs from The Black Keys...) and don't cannot stop.

So then? Some songs (like 'Pseudologia Fantastica' or 'The Truth') sound like nothing else, but I also appreciate them and for me, they perfectly knew how to stay true to their style while evolving. Music still has this amazing (Helena)beat and joy and energy which make me dance!
Besides that, lyrics improved too, being more adult and serious ('Are you what you wanna be?' and 'Ask yourself' made me think about life, consumerism and future a lot...!)

Plus, I find Mark Pontius (drums) is as cute as a surfer....

“If you want more and you'll get there.
 Throw a quarter in the well.
 Well, it's okay, you're fine, ambition's not a crime.
And you say that dreamers always get what they desire.
 Well I've found, the more I want the less I've got.
 Is this the life you've been waiting for.
 Or are you hoping that you'll be where you want with a little more?
 Well ask yourself…”                                                               > Foster The People

Saturday, April 12, 2014

second touch of pink(s)

pink & violet maritime manicure for this beginning of spring!

"I’ll go anywhere you go
oh oh oh
All the way, all the way
I’ll go anywhere you go
All the way…
So long...."          > The Black Keys

* nail polishes = Nicole by OPI   'I do de-Claire' & 'purple yourself together'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

touch of (pale) pink

I'm not fond of French manicure, but this one worked perfectly to me!!

“There's sugar on your soul,
 You're like no one I know,
 You're the life of another world.
You swallow me whole,
 With just a mumbled hello,
And it breaks my heart to love you, it breaks my heart to love you…”       > Editors

* T-shirt + jeans = H&M / belt = ? / Jewell = vintage / nail polishes = Sephora 'Sugar coated' & 'black lace'

Friday, April 04, 2014


Using the same technique as presented in my previous post, this is my "baroque" nails...

“Now I'm staring at the Moon
 Wondering why the bottom fell out
 I've been searching for answers
 And there's questions I've found…”            > Foster The People 

* nail poishes = MAC & Sephora 'black lace'

Friday, March 28, 2014

what on earth is going on?

1) cute Joseph Gordon-Levitt and beautiful Emma Watson looking amazing together at the Oscars' ceremony!

2) absolutely gorgeous prints from Peter Pilotto x Target!

3) new video clip from Arctic Monkeys : 'Arabella' which is so visual and retro...

4) new (and super easy) way to do my nails!!

5) Foster the People are back! How is this new album?  Torches was INCREDIBLY enjoyable and  I love every single song. This one sounds different even if there are some great tunes, like "Ask Yourself", "The Truth" or "Are you what you want to be?"(maybe I'll make a review soon!)

6) weather isn't warm enough to wear summer dresses, so I draw them...

7) my mum began to bake fantastic (and delicious) cakes!!


“If there's another way it is hiding from us darling
 'Cause the outside world doesn't need our help tonight
Drunken satellites in the orbit of our earth
In the gentle night little whispers draw us closer …”    >  Tired Pony

Friday, March 07, 2014

girl power!!

8th March : every girl should be confortable in her own skin & body & clothes / live and follow her dreams & passions / be strong & smart & independant...BE HAPPY!

“Rule number two, just don't get attached to
Somebody you could lose
Rule number four, gotta be looking pure
Kissing goodbye at the door, and leave him wanting more
Cause girls don't want, we don't want our hearts to break in two…”     > Marina & The Diamonds

Saturday, March 01, 2014

what is this thing...?

I know I've not made a music review for a long time...(last was in September).

This winter, I was listening to the radio when I heard a voice that I already knew, but couldn't name whose it was... : Tom Smith *, vocalist of Editors (I saw them once in live, few years ago, but didn't really begin to listen to them properly since now...).
Their last album is gorgeous and romantic (look at that beautiful picture cover!)! There is all kinds of songs and I really appreciate Tom's voice which is deep, clear and responding perfectely to violins...


Besides this album, here the songs I add to my winter playlist :

Joshua Radin -  "cross that line" / "with me" / "Like they used to" / "your rainy days"
Maximo Park -  "Books from boxes"
Boy & Bear -  "Fall at your feet"
Foster the People -  "Waste" / "Coming of age"
Tired Pony -  "Carve our names" / "Ravens and wolves"
The Wombats -  "1996"
Balthazar -  "Leipzig"
George Ezra -  " Did you hear the rain?"
The 1975 -  "Girls"
Henson Keaton -  "10am gare du nord" / "on the news"
Eskobar -  "One day"
Scissor sister -  "Only the horses"
Andrew Belle -  "Dark matter" / "sister" / "The Daylight"
Eliott Smith -  "Between the bars"
The Boxer Rebellion -  "Keep moving"
Andy Burrows - "Shaking the color"
The Rambling Wheels - "Marylou"

“What is this thing called love that you speak?
 Cause we're out of it.
 We're out of it…” 
> Editors 

*Tom Smith also worked with Andy Burrows on Smith&Burrows project   :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

art is a way of survival

I wanted to make dots on my nails, but differently...and use my new american polishes too! It was meticulous to do, but I'm pretty happy with the result!

"We can beat the sun as long as we keep moving
From the air, stadium lights stand out like flares
And all I know is that you're sat here right next to me
We rarely see warning signs in the air we breathe
Right now I feel each and every fragment..."                           > Maximo Park

*nail polishes : OPI by Nicole : 'plum to your senses' & 'Iceberg lotus' / OPI : 'French quarter for your thoughts'.