Friday Favourites: Week Five!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a fantastic week and enjoying the sunshine! In this week’s Friday Favourites I am going to be introducing you to a very cool new artist…

 Spotlight On

Having toured with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Of Monsters and Men and James Bay, Elle King’s music career is rapidly on the rise. Her soulful vocals and catchy new single Ex’s and Oh’s has already earned her two Grammy nominations. Elle’s debut album, Love Stuff is out now. Listen to her wicked single here:



Book Club

It’s seems to be a recurring theme of mine but this week’s Book Club is going to focus on a coming-of-age novel that has also been adapted into a movie. Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks Of Being A Wallflower bravely explores many educational themes of sexuality, drug use and abuse. It’s safe to say this book has been life changing for some people and has received an overwhelmingly positive response.51GuzoWiFpL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Have a wee read of the book’s blurb:

“Charlie is a freshman.

And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.”



Halo Eye’s are currently trending in the forever-evolving world of makeup.

This unique technique uses strategic highlight and shadow placement in order to create the appearance of bolder eyes. It’s actually pretty simple. Place a light and dark colour on both the upper and lower lids- this will draw attention to the centre of the eyes. Watch the tutorial below to learn how you can achieve this gorgeous look!

Andrew’s Legacy

In May this year, Andrew Orr tragically lost his life in a devastating accident. The University of Canterbury student was dearly loved by all and is greatly missed.

His family and friends have put together a moving video to pay tribute to Andrew and want the chance to meet and thank Ed Sheeran personally for writing his song Photograph- a song, which has helped them to get through this very upsetting time.


His family will be attending Ed’s concert in Auckland on Saturday and have invited him to come visit the memorial garden they have built for Andrew at their home in Ruakaka, near Whangerei. If you want to help pay tribute, watch this bittersweet clip.





Sophie Barker

Discovering awesome new tunes and the latest makeup trends are my main areas of expertise.I love being able to share with you all my favourite entertainment and beauty finds- If you have any questions regarding Beauty, Skincare and Entertainment don’t hesitate to get in touch! :) [email protected]