LIFESTYLE | SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS & FAVOURITES.

I would say that summer is officially over, but I am now sweating to death today in my mid-length top. Either way, the party period is over and seeing as I've been too busy indulging in that I haven't been able to produce monthly favourites posts. So instead, I thought I'd post a summary including all the best bits from the summer months. So without further or due here's everything that has made the top list (stay tuned for part 2 with my beauty favourites).

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FILM


I know a lot of you purely come to my blog for movie and tv show recommendations, thanks to my handy list. That being said I haven't actually seen that many great movies this summer. Cinema wise, I thought Everything, Everything was a cute teeny movie that makes you wish you had that kind of young love when you were 17 -although I can't think of many boys who would actually stay faithful when you can't touch and can only speak through email and then are willing to escape with you to Hawaii.

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If you prefer the horrors and love having popcorn thrown at you whenever there's a jump scare, then IT did not disappoint. It was unnerving but the movie also provided a lot of comedic value thanks to the group of kids in it (Stranger Things fans might see a familiar face). As for Netflix picks, The Invitation, No Escape, Before I Wake and Little Evil (comedy) were all pretty decent as well and scored well on my list.

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TV


Apart from Love Island, I don't feel like I've actually committed to many shows this summer. I always feel like summer is when you should have time to binge watch stuff because you have less obligations but alas I started working full-time this summer and was spending my weekends dancing until 6am with my sister. I continued to watch Bates Motel with my mum, which is now over for good, I've recommended it before and think it's a great series even if you've never seen the film Psycho. 

I recently started watching Power and I've been hooked on that, even just watching it makes me feel like a badass (not that I intend to copy anything I see on that show). For those of you who haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, the show centres around a wealthy New York night club owner who lives a double life as a drug lord (ooo). I've got a couple of shows on my to watch list, so watch this space for my autumn tv shows blog post soon.

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MUSIC


When I have my spotify on shuffle there's already certain songs that are reminding me of pre-drinks and feeling on top of the world this summer - queue 'Mama' and 'Wild thoughts'. I've listened to a lot of Charli XCX this summer, and I think I was the only one who knew her setlist word for word at Gibraltar Calling this year. Apart from her pop bangers like 'boys' and '3am', I'm also a fan of her slower jams like 'Emotional' and 'White Roses'.

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Just to put it out there I have not been a fan of Taylor Swift's new shsongs. You'll still find me listening to 'Teardrops on my Guitar' on Spotify but I skip her new tracks when it comes out on shuffle, I tried I really tried. Another artist I've been loving this summer is LANY - I fell in love with their 'ILYSB' acoustic version a few months ago and only just properly listened to the rest of the album, and they're all bangers, especially 'Good Girls'. 

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I could write you a list of my top 20 summer songs, but I'm not MTV. Instead here's a playlist me and my friends collaboratively put together this summer for the wildest pre-drinks - warning some of these songs might make no sense, but there's a reason for them. 



EVENTS 


I think this summer I haven't missed a single music event that Gibraltar has held, which for a girl that 2 years ago couldn't listen to techno for more than 5 minutes is quite the accomplishment, I officially lived for the sesh. Now, it would be typical to say National Day was my favourite event of the summer, seeing as it's unique to us and it's literally the whole country dressed in red and white and raving for about 12 hours. 


However, this year I think the Electronic Music Festival took the top spot. Despite Jax Jones playing at 3pm and Disciples just not showing up all together, the vibes were great, the pre-drinks were ever vibier and me and my sister literally got home at 7am. To open the door and see my mother in a dress about to head out the door to go find us, sorry mum. 



I could have made this post a lot longer (and interesting) but some suff are better kept in a diary, I'd love to know what you guys got up to this summer and what your highlights were! 


G




12 comments

  1. Sounds like you've had a pretty good summer, National Day looks like a lot of fun and red is definitely your colour, you look gorgeous! From watching your Insta stories from your various festivals and gigs, it seems like you've had a brilliant time! I have had "Boys" by Charlie XCX in my head for DAYS now and it will just not leave me haha! Fab post, looking forward to your beauty faves already!

    Abbey 😇 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  2. I still haven't seen IT yet! I can't wait to finally get around to it though. I loved Bates Motel, as well. My current Netflix favourite is Orphan Black <3

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  3. Aaah I dont think I could watch IT im such a baby!! Im actually loving Taylor’s new stuff it has definitely grown on me, although I would 100% choose another Sparks Fly song over her new songs!! I love LANY, my bestfriend introduced me to them and we saw them at Leeds which was great. Fab post sounds like you had an amazing summer!!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

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  4. I have been loving the song Mama so much!! Jake loves singing it to me haha as he calls me mumma xxxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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  5. It sounds like you had the best summer! National Day looked great and I’ve also been loving the song ‘Boys’ by Charli XCX ��

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  6. Aw you look like you've had an absolute banger of a summer! National Day sounds fun and those days spent at sunny festivals look positively DREAMY! I also massively committed to Love Island, although it did take me a little while to get into it, I'm missing it from the screens now! I had to hurriedly scroll past your movie section however - I'm such a scaredy and IT terrifies me!

    So glad you've had such a lovely, lovely summer!

    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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  7. Power sounds like an interesting show - I'm not much of a show-watcher but I do get into one every once in a while.

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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  8. Sounds like such an amazing summer! Those festivals look amazing! I can't wait to start watching power, its on my list (that's as long as my arm). Love this post, can't wait to see what Autumn holds, for you.
    Em
    Emmajaderamselll.wordpress.com xxx

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  9. I'm an old school Taylor Swift fan too. I don't mind her new stuff but I'm a huge country music fan so I like the old stuff! Sounds like you've had such a great summer. My summer's been so dull in comparison! I've got a huge list of things to watch on Netflix and Power is definitely on there!

    Sian x
    www.theenglisheverygirl.com

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  10. Sounds that you had a great summer!!! xox

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  11. Gi, your summer sounded incredible. Wish I could have experienced some of these things with you as they look soo sooooo fun. Especially the events in Gib!!
    Debra-Bow xxx | www.debrabow.com

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  12. Sounds like you have had a fun Summer :) Those events look so cool.

    Steph xx
    www.stephsworld.com

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