Teenage Dream

On tuesday night, myself and my lovely friend Katrina went to see Katy Perry at the SECC in Glasgow. She was bloody wonderful! Last time we saw her at the Barrowlands, and we also have tickets to see her later this year (losers much) I def don't go to gigs as much as I used to when I was younger. I guess its maybe just because the bands I was into when I was younger, are the bands I'm still into now and they just don't tour as much anymore? I dunno. Makes me sad though.









I first heard Katy's internet release of 'Ur So Gay' (gotta love the Myspace days and how awesome it was for music and finding new bands) about a year before she officially released her first mainstream single 'I kissed a girl'. We thought we would have a laugh and dress a little for the occassion. I decorated my bag with some sweet treats and made silly headbands for us. I bought the wig for a tenner out of a local joke shop, and the loveheart ring/earrings for £1 from Primark. The lollipop necklace and hello kitty dolly beads were a present from my best friend Jenn :)

I did have plans for cupcake boobs or a full on applique candy land dress - which seemed totally feasible 5 months ago when we got the tickets! But NAW! Time has absolutely flown, and although I make props and paint very random things for a living, I've had no time whatsoever to do anything like this for myself. It's literally been non stop since I graduated. So maybe for her next gig later in the year I'll be posting about something even more candy land-esque and handmade, than the silly wee pieces I stuck together with a glue gun on my living room floor on monday afternoon.

Katy put on a great show - her voice is flawless. From a production point of view, I couldn't fault the sound, lighting, set design, costumes (or quick changes and all the technical jumbo that goes on inbetween) one bit. The hall was full of the smell of candy floss which was on sale, bursts of glitter bombs at the end, pyrotechnics (during firework, of course) bubbles that had strawberry scented smoke inside. It was a fab wee night and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us on her next tour :) I also managed to nab a setlist at the end, half of which I gave to Katrina. SCORE!

Just a few more things before I go:

1. Complaining. Remember the Henry Holland tights I mentioned in this post? Well, from the two Pretty Polly generously returned to me, I gave one away and put the other pair on for the first time on tuesday night. To my bloody dismay, they have a MASSIVE flaw above the knee of one of the legs. An inch wide, discoloured ring as if lines of stitching have been missed out all the way around the leg. Looks like I'll be on the phone to customer service again. Awesome :( Also, my Mac WW blush has decided to depot itsself. Should I attempt to glue it back in, or can I get my Mary Portas on and complain about this, since it is pretty much brand new?

2. Giving. I recently donated to Claire's May 22nd appeal. You should take a look at this post, if you are having a spring clear out and feel like donating a wee item or two to charity. I felt really good after doing it, and also took some stuff to my local charity shop. A final few things went up on my ebay a couple of days ago. I'm having a mega de-clutter at the moment and it feels GOOD!

3. Smiling. I am feeling pretty settled in our new home. In the next few posts, I'll be sharing some house pictures with you, my american and canadian candy/makeup parcels that arrived during the week, some things which I am looking forward to this month, and mine and Leah's successful attempt at chocolate macaroons. (My first attempt a couple of months ago didn't go so well)

I hope you have lots of reasons to smile this week. I dare you to watch this video of my little sister singing and not giggle! (or feel remotely embarassed for her haha)  

 Ayden x

37 comments:

  1. hey. I saw her Monday in Birmingham. Agreed, she was amazing! best concert iv ever been to! .. loved the explosion of hearts at the end and the massive beach balls, the fireworks and her amazing quick change during one of her songs! would definitely see her again! .x

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  2. Your sweetie/candy handbag - wow! Your whole outfit in fact, is fantastic! x

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  3. Aww you look fab!!

    That's so annoying about the tights and the blush. I usually depot any mac eyeshadows and use them in my pallettes instead, but it means using a bit of self-adhesive magnet ont he bottom of each one. If you're happy to just stick it in go for it, but you could always try taking it back and asking for a replacement.

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  4. Eeeeep you look super amaze balls!! Did she spot you, I hope she did!! Love the headband! Glad you had a wonderful time, I am thinking of complaining about my HH tights, as soon as I wore them I got holes in the toes, and I know I don't have no witch talon toes!! So annoying for the money. COMPLAIN!!! xxxxx

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  5. You look absolutely amazing with that hair colour (don't worry, I know it is a wig). I would definitely phone about the tights! You paid good money for them! and the WW blush... I would complain. I never used to complain, but now I can't afford not to!

    Oh, I am hosting a wee giveaway, would love for you to enter!

    Georgie
    xx

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  6. You look amazing - love the hairband! Sounds like you had a fab night, I love going to gigs but definitely go to a lot less now than when I was younger too. x

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  7. The gig looks amazing! I'm not at all a KP fan, but I gotta admit she seems to put on a good show! Your wee costumes are so cute as well!
    I say definitely get your Mary Portas on to both Henry Holland and MAC. If people don't complain, how will they know their products are not up to standard?

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  8. You look amazing! The headband is inspired!
    Looks like such a good show, I really want to go and see Katy perry now!

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  9. oh wow you look so cute! so jealous you got to see katy.. so many times too haha. love her. i'd def try and take the mac blush back, my ww msf EXPLODED when i got it and they exchanged it no problem xx

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  10. My bf would be so jealous - he LOVES her, even though he claims it's 'just for the music!" Psssft... :P

    You look INCREDIBLE(!!) and the night looks like so much fun. Think I'm going to take inspiration for my next bday party! ;)

    Can't wait for your up and coming posts hun! Will check out that video when I get home - not sure my office will approve right now! hehe. x

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  11. I love Katy perry's blue hair and it looks really cute on you too! xx

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  12. I loved your cute little sweet accessories! Gorgeous girls. Looks like you had so much fun, Kaz Pez is gorgeous isn't she.

    I would get your Portas on and complain, if it was Primark blush then no but by christ you pay enough for the glue to hold on a Mac blush surely?!

    Hope you have a good weekend shiny little haggis. Parcel coming your way soon I hope.

    xxxx

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  13. HAAHAH aww her face at the end when she gets the words wrong and give up just like 'I dunno!!' SO CUTE!!

    I'm jel about Katy Perry I don't even want to talk about it! But you look amazing! xxx

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  14. aw maaan KP looks awesome, I always say I don't really like her music but to be honest I CONSTANTLY find myself singing along when she comes on the radio. Loving your customised bag - stunnin in a blue wig anaw.

    And yes, COMPLAIN! Grrrr xx

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  15. your WIG looks FAB! you both do

    My friend Rhys from College was the lad that took his top of and ran up on stage at her request of a naked lad! he Kissed her and he liked it! ha ha!

    I'm having a good week thanks luv, hope you are too and here's to a great weekend

    Joanne xx

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  16. you look FRICKIN gorgeous hun, a total babe- I think you should be rocking the blue at all times :) Have an immense weekend, email coming your way shortly :) xxx

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  17. you look FRICKIN gorgeous hun, a total babe- I think you should be rocking the blue at all times :) Have an immense weekend, email coming your way shortly :) xxx

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  18. Okay, your concert hair with candy cane was absolutely adorable! And you sisters video was so cute!
    Hope your doing well!

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  19. Glad you enjoyed! You look amazing love xx

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  20. WOW! You and your friend look amazing! I don't like Katy Perry but the show sounds so good, esp the bubbles filled with strawberry smoke?!

    The same thing happened with me and my THIRD PAIR of Pretty Polly suspender tights and I've been really annoyed about it but I never thought to actually complain. I might send off an email now though because £13 per wear is really not on when they're so flimsy!

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  21. That bag is amazing! my borther and his friends saw her in Cardiff and my one friend went on stage!!
    She's coming back to Cardiff later in the year so I might go and see her then. I've seen some amazing people live but Britney was the best by far even though she was miming and strutting around with nasty extentions in, just love her.

    Deffo complain about the thights and the brush, just not good enough!
    xx

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  22. you look so cute, the outfit is so good!
    p.s- i gave your blog an award

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  23. ayden! again, you look fab and omg the katy concert looks amazing! so lucky youve got to see her so many times! the concert for her here in toronto sold out in like minutes! and now its like $400 on some sites to get her tix for not even decent seats unfortunately! :/
    i look forward to your upcoming posts x

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  24. You suit blue hair so much! Haha! I don't go to as many gigs these days either, I can't really fit them all in with work and other stuff! :(

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  25. Katy perry is so unique!

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  26. Wow you look great! I love all the little props you made and the wig looks awesome :) x

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  27. You look fab! I have a blue wig and have been DYING for an opportunity to dress up as Katy so I can wear it!x

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  28. I really want to see Katy Perry, this looks like an amazing night and full of candy-themed goodness!
    The DIY candy bag made me smile and the wig is fabulous! The ticket and set list are certainly something to treasure xx

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  29. I can't imagine how much fun that must have been! She probably puts on a great show.

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  30. Katy Perry is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! I'm so jealous, I hope you had a wonderful time! You look fab too, and the candy handbag and hairbands are so cool and original! :) xxx

    Also I'm having a giveaway for a makeup palette over at my blog, you might wanna check it out :)? Love Hannah xxx
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  31. What an outfit! You look amazing!! I reckon you could market those candy cane headbands. In fact, you shoulda been flogging them at the gig!

    Glad you're settled in your new pad and looking forward to seeing some pics.

    See you on Saturday?? ;-)

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  32. Oh, and definitely get your MP on and take that blusher back to MAC. There's no excuse for shoddy packaging when it's that price. Only problem is that they keep selling out of WW stuff, so you might not get a replacement. Complain anyway - they should give you something else!

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  33. i must have missed this blog post! ive been looking forward to seeing you all did-up and you look great! that wig actually suits you lol. i cant believe your tights have been rubbish again - so frustrating. im glad you are a happy bunny! your little sister is just the sweetest too. xx

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  34. hi ayden, i actually saw you at kpez, was standing just behind you. i was going to come and say hello but i'd had a few tipples and didn't want to sound like an internet creep!! you both looked fab! my friend and i had planned to get wigs but were too disorganised, so instead i wore a bright blue dress with huge peacock earrings and my friend wore a dress with sparkly fireworks on it! going again in autumn too so will be more organised next time.. :)

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  35. Aaah, so glad you had a good time, looks awesome. Love your dressing up shenanigans.

    Glad to see some things that are making you smile too, even if the complaining is a pain.

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  36. I LOVE Katy Perry, very jealous! You look great all dressed up like that, haha!

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  37. Oh woaw! you're so creative I love it!! :)

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun too!

    loved this post xx

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