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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

Tomorrow marks the first official day of spring and I'm beyond happy to be saying goodbye to winter for another year. Surviving my first winter in Melbourne has been tough, not just weather-wise, and as there's already a little more sunshine during the days now, I can sense some good coming my way. Well, it's at least got me thinking more positively, anyway! September is also my birthday month, which these days, I actually dread more than I look forward to, but any excuse to treat yo'self, right?

In unrelated news, I finally decided to pick up the Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer in Ross and Rachel after an ongoing debate I had in my mind for a fair few months. As you probably already know (and if you don't, get out), I'm a complete and utter fangirl for Friends and Ross and Rachel are my OTP. The bronzer and blush colour just didn't seem like my thing at all and though I may have bought it simply for the name and name only, I actually surprisingly like the product more than I thought! The lovely sales assistant tried it on me and I ended up purchasing the very last one in stock at my local Kit Cosmetics. Just like Ross and Rachel, it was meant to be (lol).

Music

Continuing on from last month, I'm still absolutely obsessed with Slowdive and even managed to find their entire discography online. I've been slowly making my way through it and it's all so, so beautiful. I'd been eagerly anticipating the end of the month because one of my other favourite shoegaze artists, Tamaryn released her new album, Cranekiss a couple of days ago and from start to finish, it is just pure perfection. I haven't even created a monthly playlist for August as it's all I want to listen to right now. Rest assured, it'll be back next month as there's been a lot of good music going around lately, and with new stuff from CHVRCHES, Disclosure, New Order, Peaches and Youth Lagoon set to be released soon too, September is going to be a good one!

Along with Tamaryn, Foals, Beach House and HEALTH's new albums dropped this month too and there was definitely no disappointment here. Foals have come such a long way since Hummer was featured in the Skins Secret Party video and I love how they've evolved into this really epic-sounding rock band. I'm quite picky when it comes to rock music and What Went Down is incredible. Beach House's, Depression Cherry is full of super dreamy pop tunes and a definite step up from their previous release. Panda Bear and FKA twigs surprised us with new EPs in August, both of which I also really enjoyed. To accompany FKA twigs' EP, she directed a short film and it's one of the most enthralling pieces of art I've ever watched. Her talent and creativity are just out of this world and damn, the girl's style is so on point.

Film and Television

In August, I got a good chunk through my never-ending list of films to watch, some of my favourites including Gattaca, Just Before I GoDogvilleRain ManWhat IfAdaptation.Life of Crime and Teen Witch. If you've ever seen a Lars von Trier film, you'll know what I mean when I say how messed up they are and Dogville most definitely was too. Without giving anything away, the ending was a real twist of events and I sat there watching the whole thing with my mouth ajar because I was just so shocked! Some scenes were a bit too much for me, but it's worth a watch if the human condition interests you.

What If was a really sweet young adult romantic comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver, and a really easy watch too. Sometimes you need a bit of light-hearted fluff. I found the dialogue realistic to how people my age actually speak and overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable watch. Teen Witch was more or less the same, though super cheesy and so '80s, it actually hurts. Teen movies from the '80s are really just the best though and this scene is the most incredible thing to ever happen to film.

Around the web

With lots of exciting film announcements, music news and blog posts I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in, this month's Around the Web is a big one! I hope you find something here that takes your fancy!

The Skincare Restock

The Skincare Restock

Mid-Year Blogging Goals

Mid-Year Blogging Goals