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Hey, I'm Tenneil

I live in Perth, Australia, and this is my creative outlet where I blog about beauty, my life and everything in between. I enjoy the '80s, the '90s and anything French, and some of my favourite things in life include music,  film, summer and a nice cup of tea.

Life Lately

Life Lately

Another month has come and gone and I've only got August to endure now before spring is finally here! The winter has really taken its toll on my motivation and you may have noticed things have been a little more quiet than usual on the blogging front. I suppose it's normal to get into a bit of a funk, but I really want to reevaluate things and set myself some mid-year goals to refocus, reenergise and get things back on track. I always feel so much happier and positive when I'm more productive and feeling creative, and I think it's something that's so easy to forget when it's cold, dreary and the days are shorter. I'm so ready for these winter blues to be over! 

I came back to Melbourne earlier in the month after my lovely trip home to Perth and the last couple of weeks in July have been really fun. I've been going to the Splendour sideshows with a mate from back home (because none of the bands ever come to Perth) and as it's tax time and the financial year's come to an end, it's also been a little bit of a spendy month! I've been picking up a few homeware bits and pieces to make my room finally feel complete and I'm excited to show you all snippets of my little happy place soon! I've also spent a lot of money on skincare too. You know those moments when everything just runs out all at once? Such a nightmare! I'm thinking about doing a skincare restock haul, but I'm unsure if that makes for an interesting post or not, so let me know if that's something you'd like to see!

Music

July has been all about the shoegaze and dream pop. Thanks to Pitchfork, I rediscovered my love for Slowdive and since learning more about the band, their music means so much more to me now than ever before. It also got me into listening to a lot of Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and the more contemporary Tamaryn. I enjoy various different genres of electronic music (and others outside of it too, of course), but I feel like if I were ever in a band (it's something random I sometimes think about!), this is how I'd want my music to sound. Ethereal, beautiful and transcending. Just love.

In new releases, Tame Impala's new album, Currents, came out this month and it's so good! It's a little less psychedelic, more dance and disco, and I'm so proud of this band who have come so far since their humble beginnings in my hometown. I first saw them live in 2008 when they were relatively unknown outside of Australia and now they're headlining festivals all around the world. I definitely do feel a sense of pride for these Perth bogans! I also listened to the new stuff from Japanese Wallpaper (another amazing Aussie artist), Four Tet and MS MR. 

8tracks has been giving me grief lately not letting me upload certain songs, so I think from now on, I'll be creating my monthly playlists on Spotify. I know a lot of you use Spotify (I'm more of an iTunes girl myself because Spotify doesn't have everything and I prefer owning copies of music too), so I'm sure this will provide more convenient listening for you all, if you want to check out the music I'm into (which, by the way, you should because it's awesome). 

Film and television

I watched all three Back to the Future movies this month and given my love for '80s films, I can't believe it's taken me this long! After my housemate was disgraced I hadn't seen it, I finally gave it a watch and I can definitely see why it has such a cult following. The first of the three films is my favourite because it was a nice mix of action, comedy and romance and I love that it takes place in the '50s and '80s. Back to the Future Part II was funny to watch as it's set in 2015, though I have to say, I'm deeply disappointed hover boards and flying cars don't exist yet! Another movie I watched was Still Alice, which Julianne Moore was just incredible in and so deserving of her Oscar win for Best Actress. So touching and heartbreaking, I teared up quite a bit watching this and Alec Baldwin lends amazing support as her husband in the film. It was great to see two of my favourite actors together again as I really enjoyed Julianne Moore's guest star role in 30 Rock too. 

After a slow start getting into The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I'm really starting to enjoy it a lot more now. The first couple of seasons aren't very loud of loud funny, but it's getting so good now and I could actually watch Carlton dance forever. Once I'm half way through the series, I'm finally going to begin watching Orange is the New Black. It better live up the hype! There are so many old TV shows I'm trying to get through before I catch up with the current ones!

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