Awards, Beauty, feminism, Music, Positivity, Thoughts

Post a Quote a Day Challenge Day #2

Take your make-up off/ Let your hair down/ Take a breath/ Look into the mirror, at yourself/ Don’t you like you?/ ‘Cause I like you

Do you guys remember when Colbie Calliat’s music video for ‘Try’ came out? I do, very clearly. I remember reading an article on Buzzfeed about it and a gif set from the video almost bringing me to tears! When I saw the full music video, though, I really started crying. At the time I didn’t know why I had gotten so emotional, but now when I look back on it I think that it was something to do with the fact that subconsciously I could strongly relate to the message of the song. I, like most girls, have felt this pressure growing up to adhere to society’s idea of ‘beautiful’. When I noticed that the boys in my year weren’t looking at me and the only person who called me pretty was my mum, I began to think that there was something wrong with me. I didn’t really have a problem with how I looked, but because other people didn’t approve of me I felt like I wasn’t good enough.

Of course, this idea I had was absolutely ridiculous! The only person I should have ever aimed to impress was myself, and that is why I love this quote so much. In this video Colbie isn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with wearing makeup, but rather you shouldn’t be wearing it as a mask to impress others. At the end of the day, although wearing makeup is really nice, you should be able to take a makeup wipe to your face, look in the mirror and think ‘hey, I am beautiful!’. It took me a while to get to that point, and it was difficult. Even now I have my ‘off’ days, but this song serves as a reminder to me that, even when I don’t feel like it’s possible, I am beautiful and I don’t need to try to be anything to impress anyone. Needless to say, I think that this video should be required viewing for all women!

Here it is. Get the tissues ready.

Ok, that’s all from me!

Today I nominate Dark Charm to take on this challenge 😛

I hope you guys are having an amazing day

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

Awards, Music, Positivity

Post a Quote a Day Challenge Day #1

Hey everyone!

I was just browsing through my reader the other day when I noticed that the incredibly lovely Shannon from Forever Shannon nominated me for the Quote a Day Challenge! However, when I was searching the blogosphere trying to get an idea of what this entails I actually realised that I had been nominated ages ago by the awesome Janice from The Simple Beginner! (Sorry, Janice!) So I decided that now would be high time to respond to these two nominations. I take it I have to post a quote each day for three days, then nominate somebody new to do it each day. Simple!

Ok, here’s my quote for today.

Jai guru deva om/ nothing’s gonna change my world

This is a quote from my all-time favourite Beatles song (and probably all-time favourite song in general) ‘Across the Universe’. The song was written by John Lennon and contains some of the most beautiful imagery I’ve ever come across, both in poetry and in song lyrics. This is the song’s chorus, which incorporates Sanskrit as well as English. The Sanskrit basically translates to ‘glory to the shining remover of darkness’. However, the part of this quote that I like the best is the second half. ‘Nothing’s gonna change my world’ is such a beautiful reminder that, no matter how hard life gets, nothing can change you unless you let it. I actually used to write this quote on top of my tests when I was doing my year 12 exams! It’s just a really nice quote from a really beautiful song.

OK, now for today I nominate Fiona from Escape With Writing to give this a shot!

I hope you’re all having an amazing day

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

P.S. Of course I’m going to have to put the video at the end of the post!

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Dancing, feminism, Music

My Favourite ‘Girl Power’ Anthems

Hello Hello Hello!

Now, you all know that I love dancing (even though I am absolutely terrible at it!). Dancing just has this amazing power to make you feel great, no matter what kind of mood you’re in. However, what I’ve found is that when I’m dancing and singing along to a song that has a positive, empowering message, my mood is uplifted almost instantly! I believe if you give a woman the right playlist, she can feel ready to take on the world. So, I thought it would be only fitting for today’s post to be about some of my favourite girl-power anthems! All of these songs reinforce positive ideas about what it means to be a female, touching on themes like empowerment, self-confidence and friendship. Hopefully you’ll love them as much as I do!

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Essays, feminism, Music

Not So ‘Pretty’, Girls?

It was only very recently that Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears’ collaboration ‘Pretty Girls’ was released for the world to hear, and needless to say it was everything that we would expect of a Britney/Iggy collaboration. Dance routine? Check. Rap section? Check. Catchy hook? Check. After only hearing the song once I was actually catching myself wandering around the house singing the chorus! Britney and Iggy’s song is certainly a contender for the most catchy song of the American summer, a spot that was arguably held by Iggy’s smash-hit ‘Fancy’ last year. However, is this song really the piece of fun, pop goodness that it seems, or is there something a little less sweet hidden beneath the sugar-coating?

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Can We All Talk About Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood Music Video?

Alrighty, emergency blog post time!

I’m not usually one for breaking out of my blogging routine, however there are times where something astronomically important/extraordinary happens and I feel I need to share my views about it with the world. I was just planning on having a lazy day today, leaving off posting until Tuesday and having a bit of a break.

However, when I noticed a certain little article in my news feed, everything changed.

Every. Thing. Changed.

But Daisy, what happened? You may ask.

I’ll tell you what happened.

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Dancing, Music, Positivity, Pugs

Reasons to be Happy!

Hello everyone!

How’s it going? Did you have a good mother’s day? I surely did 🙂

Now, when I sat down at my computer today to write a new blog post an overwhelming sense of confusion came over me. Weirdly enough, for the first time in my approximate one month of blogging I found myself wondering what I should write about! I never thought that it would happen to me when I first started out; I was brimming with so many ideas! But I guess it happens to all of us at some point, so I’m not going to get too down about it. I just need to keep writing down ideas and soldier on with it!

So anyways, in my uninspired state of disarray, I decided that I would browse some of the blogs that I’m following to see what everybody’s up to, and that’s when I stumbled across this post. Continue reading

Dancing, Music, Positivity, Pugs

Dance It Out

I’m a strong believer in the power of music. Whenever I hear a song that I love, my mood gets lifted instantaneously. So, for the past few years I’ve had sort of a morning ritual. Whenever I get ready I put on the loudest, happiest music I can find, and I dance. Not only does it energise me, but it also puts me in a fantastic mood for the rest of the day! I highly recommend you try it. Next time you’re getting ready to go out somewhere, put on some funky music and bust some moves, no matter how dorky they may be. You might feel a little silly at first, but once you embrace it you’ll feel 10,000 times more amazing, I promise! If you’re stuck for some feel-good tunes, here are a few of my favourites:

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