Reasons To Get Obsessed with Lorde

Every once in awhile, an artist shoots up to the top. Now, they may or may not actually be good, they may be a one-hit wonder but one thing I know about Lorde is that she.is.frigging.awesome! Here are some reasons why you should love her too. Because let’s be serious, we all needed an artist like her since Miley started twerking.

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1. Her lyrics

Let’s be real, in this age where all songs are about boys, partying and drinking, Lorde’s lyrics are a breath of fresh air. They aren’t crap, which is saying something since she writes them on her own! She’s 17 for God’s sake. It’s amazing.

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2. She’s feminist

FINALLY! A female artist who actually portrays feminine strength in her music. Someone who is finally sick of hearing women artists go “I’m nothing without you, Don’t leave me,” and all the rest. She believes in it and is strong enough to point out even big stars like Selena Gomez who she thinks are being non-feminist. It’s totally refreshing.

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3. She can actually sing

Say goodbye to all the autotuned crap you’ve been listening to, because guess what? The music industry finally got a singer whose vocal chords don’t sound like shit without autotune!

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4. She’s so totally normal

Unlike many celebrities that give off the whole unattainable and perfect vibe where their hair is never out of place and they’re always smiling and camera-ready with their gorgeous custom-made outfits, Lorde has a messy room, messy hair and a signature all-black outfit. Down-to-earth and not an egomaniac – that’s what we love.

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5. She’s only 17

She’s just 17 years old and she’s already deeper, and more awesome than I’ll ever be. (Yeah, it’s kinda depressing). She’s already won 2 Grammy’s and she She’s from New Zealand and she’s a kick-ass performer.

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6. She’s mature

She’s super mature for a high-schooler. It shines through her lyrics, the way she talks and hold herself. It’s sort of scary but so different.

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So basically, she’s my queen.

I absolutely love her. If you haven’t already checked her out then you should go see her website!

Buy her album Pure Heroine!

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

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Things People Should NOT Do In Public (But Do)

There are many stupid and/or irritating things people do in public that they just shouldn’t. But they do. And this makes it suck for all us normal (?) people out there. So my advice to you is : stop. Just, stop.

Don’t know which category you belong to? Let me help you out.

Here are some things people do in public that they shouldn’t.

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1. Take selfies in public bathrooms

Why do you need to this right now? And here of all places. You don’t look ‘cute’ (especially not in a bathroom). Not even Rachel McAdams would look ‘cute’ in a bathroom selfie. (OK, maybe she would, but you get my drift). You’re taking up my already limited bathroom space and time. Oh and if you keep doing it, all people in the toilet watching you take these should be able to comment on your facial expressions without you being offended by their comments, because clearly, this is a public thing now. It’s not just you and the phone. It’s you, everybody’s space, time and patience and the phone.

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2. Wear ripped tights

Sorry Miley and whoever else is doing this. Ripped jeans? Meh, OK I guess. But ripped tights? Now you’re just looking for ways to look homeless. I mean, come on. At the risk of sounding like a prude, we don’t care if you have long or shapely legs. Get some proper pants on! Where’s the dignity in clothe wearing if everything you own is torn?

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3. Talking loudly in restaurants

We know you think you’re awesome and that everyone has got to know what you’ve got to say, but maybe we don’t want to be in on your conversation. Maybe we’re having own own conversations, did you think of that? It just makes me go like,

Or on more sassy days when I’m feeling judgmental about their life,

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4. People who text or talk during a movie

Maybe it’s the constant bleeping of your phone or maybe its either you or your screaming bratty children, but when you make noises at the movie, come prepared for the hate.

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5. People who spit chewing gums on sidewalks

What the hell? You just did that shamelessly in broad daylight. What is wrong with you? That’s just gross (not to mention plain evil to the person who steps on it later in the day). If you’re going to do something uncouth and hateful, at least have the decency to wait for dark.

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That’s all for now guys! More later I guess…

I think I might’ve been a bit dramatic on this one…Nah, I wasn’t.

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

♡ My Bittersweet Relationship With Nicholas Sparks ♡

OK, confession time – unlike most peoples’ (and teenage girls’) opinions about this beloved writer of our generation, I have strongly mixed feelings about where I stand on the issue of ‘OMG How much do you love Nicholas Sparks?’ Now calm down, don’t get your panties in a twist, I didn’t say I hate him (yet), and I haven’t said otherwise either (yet). I’m just here to tell you about my love-hate relationship with our darling N.S. and hope you end up as confused as I feel.

(Yes, raining on your romance-squeal parade just might make my day, so what, don’t judge me. Oops, sorry not sorry.)

Raising the Bar a little too high there, Sparky boy

All your lovey-dovey unrealistic shit and basic lack of new plots is making me sick Sparks, so stop it. Just freaking don’t. That stuff is too damn cute even though it’s all kind of similar and it’s not fair that I’ll never get a kiss or a romance like that if I live a thousand lives. Ruining peoples’ lives ain’t funny business and it’s not good to make people doubt there’s something wrong with the way they get their flirt on and get relationships to work. Why would you do that to someone, that’s just mean, plain and simple! I’ll see you in hell, Sparks. In. Hell.

2. But We Love It

Yeah, I’ll be the first to admit that my oh-so-soft-and-romantic heart sighed and cried 4 times the first time I read ‘The Notebook“. So what? Don’t pretend you didn’t tear up. We hate his guts for making our relationship status at an all-time ‘single’ but god damn, we want that shit. We want to read about that beautiful, impossibly tragic love and how those broken hearts made it work against all odds. We live for that. We. Want. That. Shit.

3. Stuff like that JUST doesn’t happen in real life

Yeah, sure. Like even after losing your wife to 9/11, finding new love and loving her after her she gets cancer would ever happen (not to us anyway). What, Nicholas Sparks characters don’t get bogged down by pressurizing parents, social status and leukemia? Bullshit. And unrealistic. So unrealistic.

You should be kissed everyday, every hour, every minute.

Yeah, I don’t think that’s gonna happen. Or that anybody’s got the time for that sappy line. I mean Come. On.

But we totally wish it did

I mean, Come. On. Don’t you, though? Sparks has got this way of making us feel warm and fuzzy inside, no matter how many times he throws out similar-looking plots at us. He sets the mood for you, and you better be ready with a big-ass tub to cry yourself a river when you’re done. God, that man will be the death of us all with his old-school romantic gestures and kisses in the rain. Jesus Christ. Who doesn’t love a guy who holds us when we cry and look like shit?

*self-consciously raises hand slowly*

So yeah, that’s how I feel about it. Uh huh. I’m gonna go now, and do something…you know, arm wrestle crocodiles, the usual *tries too hard to act cool*…oh alright you know what I’m going to be doing.

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

Obsession of the Week : Memory Palaces

So here’s where my geeky side comes out. Oops. Sorry I’m not sorry. If you don’t like it, turn away. Recently, I’ve started going through noticeable phases in my obsessions. They don’t always last very long, but last week it was Rubik’s Cubes and how to solve them (yes, I did it, in case you’re wondering. I can solve any 3×3 cube in under 30 mins now. That’s kind of slow compared to many, but I just gave myself a week, so I can’t really expect much) and this week it’s Memory Palaces. In case you’re wondering, this is just a trick that can drastically improve your memory.

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Of course, I got this idea from Sherlock (the Season 3 finale episode goes into somewhat of detail about it) and I just had to see what it was all about. And then I became obsessed. As usual. (It’s never moderation with me, it’s always I’m absolutely infatuated or I really couldn’t care less *sighs dramatically*)

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So anyway, being the weirdo I am, I decided to share with the world the exact extent of my geekiness and tell you all about Memory Palaces (and how to make one, if you’re interested – so that we can go be psychos together, doesn’t that sound like fun?)

First of all, the thing I started off with was this video of Joshua Foer on TED. In case you don’t have time to go through the whole video, let me try and condense it for you as fast and simply as possible. Basically, the idea of a memory ‘palace’ has been around for thousands of years – the Greeks used it to remember long speeches – entire books, even! Back then, they didn’t have smartphones and, as such, they needed to remember things without aids.

So basically how this works is that you have to choose a place in your mind that you’re very familiar with – like your home or school or office or whatever. Any place that you know like the back of your hand. A place that you’re intimately familiar with – the sounds, smells and look of that place should be firmly embedded effortlessly in your mind. 

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Say, for example you take your own house. Plan out an exact route you’re going to take around your home. Lets say you start with your door and step into your foyer or hallway or whatever. Your shoe rack follows, then the kitchen, the living room, the master bedroom, the basement, your room, and so on. Map out the exact route you’re going to be mentally taking and firmly plant it in your head. Try not to deviate much.

Then take a list of things you want to remember – like a grocery list and try to place these things in your memory palace. Let’s say, for example, you need to remember to get some carrots, cottage cheese and a new screwdriver (I don’t know, Im just being random here). Now instead of just placing these things in your memory palace, you need to make them memorable – so that they’ll stick in your head.

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For instance, you can imagine two giant carrots, dressed in tutus playing the trumpet and opening your doors for you with your neighbours pointing and laughing. Now that’s hard to forget. Next, imagine as soon as you get in, you smell a rotten stinking stench of cheese way past it’s expiry date and when you look on your coffee table, you see Miley Cyrus licking a hammer. You can probably see where I’m going with this – the more whacky and crazy – the more likely you are to remember it.

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And that’s basically how it goes. The more you practise the better you get at it. You can put tonnes of information in your palace and in fact, you can have several palaces. There’s this Tumblr post I found that was really helpful that you could check out by clicking here. Hope you guys loved testing this out as much as I did!

Stay beautiful!

Deliya x 🙂

Fresh Faces : The Vamps

The Vamps

The Vamps

OK, So they aren’t exactly ‘Fresh Faces’ anymore but I think I owe them this one after their first single ‘Can We Dance’ released in August through Mercury Records. Yes, I’m talking about the British hotties The Vamps. I think I first heard of them a month or 2 ago when Taylor Swift’s ’22’ was out and I heard their cover of it and the first thing I thought of was “Wow, they’re really good; almost better than the original song” (after thinking that Bradley Simpson, the lead vocalist was cute, at least).

This song topped the pre-order charts on iTunes, even beating Miley Cyrus for number one position and its video received 1 million views within the first two weeks. Its an amazing song and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you absolutely have to, or you’re a tosser.

 

Have an amazing week!

Love,

Deliya x 🙂

 

Music This Week : Miley Cyrus

So everyone knows about Miley’s big VMA turnout. When I watched the video myself, I was quite shocked. But then hey, I guess she has the right to go a little bit nuts (not that she had to show it at the VMAs but…) what with her messed up relationship with Hollywood hottie Liam Hemsworth.

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Getting to her music, who’s heard her new single ‘Wrecking Ball’? It was released August end, I believe. Was it just me, or was the song directed at Liam? Anyway, relationships aside, this song has been stuck in my head all week! Those who haven’t heard it, you have absolutely NO IDEA what you’re missing out on! I swear, the song is addictive. I love the way that this song reminds me of Miley’s earlier music. Not that her music now isn’t good, but its a bit inappropriate for the young people that listen to her. I’ve given the YouTube link for it below so be sure to check it out, its absolutely amazing! Also, you can pre-order her album ‘Bangerz’ on iTunes.

Pre-order her album on iTunes : http://smarturl.it/bangerz?Iqid=yt

Love you loads,

Deliya x 🙂