Spotify Wrapped 2019 ๐ŸŽถ

Hey lovelies ๐Ÿ’•,

I love to read other music reviews of 2019 and I also loved to see mine. I’m excited to share it with you all. Music is life. We can know a person’s personality through their music style. I love Taylor Swift, she’s my favourite artist of this decade and forever. I love romantic music and music which touch my soul ๐ŸŽถ. It has to make me feel something. Music is always there for us, in good and bad times. I can definitely see within the years I have Spotify how my music taste has changed depending on what I was going through in my life.

How my music changed within the seasons

Winter โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ

In the Winter I listened to Ariana Grande, Alfred Garcรญa and the podcast of Yoga Girl. The new album Thank u, next of Ariana just came out and I had it on repeat. Same goes for the album of Alfred which came out in December. I also listened a lot to the podcast of Yoga Girl – conversations from the heart. I listen to her podcast every week so that doesn’t change at all.

Spring ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป

During the Spring time I listened again a lot to Ariana Grande, Alfred Garcรญa and to the podcast of Yoga Girl – conversations from the heart. What changed was that I also listened a lot to the song Arcade of the Dutch Duncan Laurence which was the winner of Eurovision. Best song ever. Goosebumps all the time.

Summer ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠ

In the Summer I only listened to Taylor Swift’s new album Lover. Best album ever ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–. I still listen to it. I also listened to the podcast of Yoga Girl of course. That never changes haha.

Autumn ๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ

During Autum my music didn’t change that much. I still listened to Taylor Swift, and also to a new podcast of Yoga Girl which is Yoga Girl daily. The daily version are just 5 minutes each day which could be a meditation or an insight or thankful Thursday. I also listened to Miki Nรบรฑez who represented Eurovision for Spain last year ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ.

Top artist of 2019

My top artist was Ariana Grande which was surprising to me because deep down in my heart my top artist is Taylor Swift haha sorry, no not sorry ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’–. I also love Ariana so much and because her album came earlier I listened more to her album in the beginning of 2019. Maybe, next year this changed. I listened more than 10 hours to her music. My favourite song was bloodline. I love this song.

Top artists of 2019

I’m not surprised that these are my top artists as they are my favs but I also thought Amaia and Sofia Ellar would make the list. I also listened so much to them. Maybe, next year. I love Ariana, Taylor, Alfred, Julia and Aitana. I love to listen to American artists and Spanish ones.

World citizen

I listened to a lot of music from different countries of the world ๐ŸŒ. I listened to music from 24 different countries. I listened to music from USA (Ariana Grande), of course Spain a lot (Aitana), United Kingdom (Ed Sheeran), Avicii (Sweden, his posthumous album was beautiful… I still miss him so much) and also BTS (South Korea).

My top genres

I listened mostly to pop music, Spanish pop, Dutch pop, Colombian pop and R&B in Spanish. It’s just all pop except of the R&B.

My top 10 songs

1. Arcade – Duncan Laurence
2. Lover – Taylor Swift
3. The Archer – Taylor Swift
4. Bloodline – Ariana Grande
5. La Venda – Miki Nรบรฑez
6. Fake Smile – Ariana Grande
7. Anxiety – Julia Michaels ft. Selena Gomez
8. Imagine – Ariana Grande
9. Bad Idea – Ariana Grande
10. You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift

I love all of these songs and artists. They all have a special place in my heart ๐Ÿ’ž.

My top podcast

The only podcast I listen to is the one of Yoga Girl – conversations from the heart. I listened 3007 minutes to her podcasts which is more than 50 hours. Her podcasts are the best. She’s the biggest inspiration in my life. Her podcast are so inspiring and full of beautiful lessons. They are about self love, mental health, trauma, healing, yoga, motherhood, relationships, life, death and everything in between. I wish to meet her one day and go to a yoga retreat in Aruba ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ because it’s my biggest dream evah ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™โœจ.

Time spent on Spotify from the last decade

Last year I listened to more music on Spotify than this year. If you see the minutes I listened to music on Spotify in 2015 until now it definitely decreased. I think in 2015 I still listened to break up music so had to use Spotify for that.

The best music of the decade

My music taste changed a lot during this decade because at the end of 2012 I experienced my first and only heartbreak ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข. I listened a lot to the song A drop of the ocean and other songs of Ron Pope. I also listened a lot to all the break up songs of The Script. I don’t like The Script so much anymore because they changed way too much. After those years I listened a lot to Passenger. Let her go is my favourite song of him. I loved his concert where I went to a few years ago. In 2017 the song Despacito was such a hit through the whole world. Last year I listened a lot to Sofia Ellar and I still do. I love her so much. This year was the year of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. My favourite song of the year is Arcade because that’s the winning Eurovision song and made so much impact on me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ญ. I needed this song to heal my broken heart at the end of this decade. It touched my heart in so many ways.

Duncan Laurence – Arcade

My top artist of the decade

The artist of the decade for me is Passenger which is normal when you saw above that I listened to his songs a lot during this decade. Now, I listen more to up beat and happy songs but also more slower ones. It’s nice to listen to all different kinds of music styles.

Stats of 2019

Ariana, Taylor, Alfred, Julia and Aitana are my top artists of 2019 of course. I listened 7233 minutes to Spotify which is a lot. My top genre is of course pop ๐Ÿ’ƒ.

My decade wrapped

My top artists of this decade are Passenger, The Script, Ron Pope, Frank Hamilton and Joshua Radin. These are all artists I listened to after the break up of my first love. The next decade this will definitely change because I almost don’t listen to these artists anymore. My favourite number was definitely Let her go from Passenger. I also loved Rojitas las orejas from Fito y Fitopaldis. This is one song I listened to a lot when I liked a Mexican ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ guy haha it was our song. I also loved the song Coastal Love from Honne. My top genre was of course Pop.

My top songs of 2019 – Playlist

You can listen to my songs of 2019 on this playlist which Spotify made for me. There are Spanish songs in them but also English songs.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you found it interesting to hear about what kind of music I listened to this year and decade ๐ŸŽถ. What are your favourite artists of 2019? What were your favourite songs this year? Which music genre do you listen to? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love ๐Ÿ’•,

xoxo Christina

Music of September ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’—

Hey lovelies ๐Ÿ’•,

Again another month full of beautiful music. A lot of Spanish music was released and also other amazing songs such as from Camila Cabello and OG3NE. I hope you all will like it a lot ๐Ÿ’—.

Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana del Rey – Don’t call me angel

I really like this song!! I wished Lana del Rey would have song more in this song though but it’s a good song. The three queens singing together ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ˜. We can’t ask for more, right?!

Camila Cabello – Shameless

Camila is on fire with releasing good music! ๐Ÿ”ฅ Shameless is such a good song. Also this sentence in her lyrics “Iโ€™m tired of loving somebody thatโ€™s not mineโ€ really can be so relatable.

Camila Cabello – Liar

Camila is not only a good singer but also a great actress. LOVE THIS SONG. I love the beat, the sound and also the videoclip is very fun to watch. It’s a very catchy song which can get into your head very easily.

Zahara – Con las ganas (Versiรณn 2019)

This is one of my favourite Spanish songs ever. It’s so beautiful and so emotional ๐Ÿ˜ญ. Zahara is such a good artist. This song was already released a few years ago but she made another version this year. You can also hear it in the Spanish serie ร‰lite which I didn’t watch yet and also in the Spanish talent show. The song is about a loved one who betrayed her. She composed this song while crying and singing in a grey room.

Sofia Ellar – Media Tinta

Wow such a beautiful and emotional song from one of my fav Spanish artists! ๐Ÿ’— Sofia Ellar is amazing. This song is so beautiful. I also love how she is covered with inkt as tinta in the title means inkt in Spanish. It feels so raw and vulnerable. This song is about the two Sofia’s, one is the artist and the other one is just being herself where she also show her sensitivity and sensibility.

Sofia Ellar ft. Dani Fernรกndez – Rock’n’rolles de chiquillos

This is a beautiful version with Dani of this song from Sofia. This song is about a loved one who went away and then suddenly one day that loved one rings again at your door while you are heartbroken. Such a powerful balad. The voices are so well connected to each other and seeing Sofia sing always makes me so happy as she is just so real and honest. LOVE HER SO MUCH ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ฏ.

OG3NE – First clash lovers

This three sisters from OG3NE are amazing. I always love their songs as well as this new song of the new album which comes out next month. I can’t wait. I love the harmony of their beautiful voices. I really hope I can see them live in The Netherlands soon.

Julia Michaels – If you need me

“I wish I could fix it, I wish I knew what to say
But everything feels likeโ€…aโ€…lie these days
Don’tโ€…know how not to feel thatโ€…way, oh
They’re reaching for reasons, it’s all gonna be okay
But everyone feels like a liar these days
Don’t know how not to feel that way

But if you need me, I’ll be right there
When you’re dreaming all your nightmares
I’ll come tackle the monsters
I’ll find where they hide in the nighttime
If you need me, I’ll be right there
When you’re happy and when you’re scared
I can still be your shoulder
I’ll be by your side even if I’m not next to you”

Such a beautiful song! Julia wrote this song inspired by the โ€œSorry For Your Lossโ€ community on Facebook. We all will have to live with loosing people in our life which will break our heart ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข. It’s in those times that we need such a song and remind us of the people who are right there for us to overcome the bad times in life. It broke my heart when one woman said: “It’s been so difficult not to have him. Not to have him as my person anymore.”

Julia Michaels – Priest

“Sometimes, I miss you and then I remember
That I deserve much better
Cover my tattoo about you with another
And now I’m feeling much better

Oh, you broke my heart and now you want some redemption
Oh, it’s obvious that you ain’t learned your lesson
Oh, you’re owning up so you can get to heaven
Oh, but I’m not a priest, so fuck your confession”

Finally she released the music video of this catchy song. I really like it so much. Hell yeah, we deserve much better always. We have to let our exes in the past because they are there for a reason.

Amaia – Pero no pasa nada

Amaia, the winner of the Spanish talent show Operaciรณn Triunfo finally released her first album. She is such a lovely and amazing singer. I always feel nostalgic when I listen to her songs. Before the release she already shared some amazing songs such as Quedarรก en nuestra mente, El Relรกmpago, y Nadie podrรญa hacerlo. I shared these songs in this and this post. You can see my other three favourites songs from her album below.

Amaia – Quiero que vengas

AMAZING SONG! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ Amaia also created literally art in this videoclip as she recreated famous paintings in this clip. I think she has such a beautiful style of music. It isn’t mainstream. I love that she makes music which relate to being her authentically self. I wish there would be more artists like her.

Amaia – Nuevo verano

This is such a lovely song. She sings about how she loves this world but she loves him more. She loves to talk to him. She also sings about how Summer ends and that it will not come back. I feel very happy, inspired and also nostalgic when I listen to this song.

Amaia – Porque apareciste

Her voice sounds like an angel and is so beautiful ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ. What I love the most of this song is her voice and hearing the guitar as background. It’s just so perfect together. She sings about that she loves someone because he appeared in her life. She loves him with all his lies.

The light the heat – Your love is my home

“You are the sunrise waking my day
You are the moonlight shining my way
This is where I call home

You are the fire warming my night
With you I’ll stay till the morning light
This is where I call home
This is where I call home

Your love is like no other
Your love is where I feel alive
My safety and my shelter
Your love is my home

I love this song so much ๐Ÿ’•. It’s so beautiful, magical and makes me feel calm โœจ. I heard this song in a video of Yoga Girl on her Instagram to announce her book tour “To love and let go”. I always love to discover new amazing music. There’s so much beautiful music to be discovered.

Agoney – Black

I also know Agoney from the Spanish talent show Operaciรณn Triunfo. His voice is beautiful and this song shows it. He sings about how this society we live in is sick and only thinks of likes. It’s just so true that we live in a fake world where it’s hard to be ourselves and be different. It feels like we have to be like everyone else is. I also really love the black atmosphere in this clip as it maches so well with this song.

Luca Hรคnni – Bella Bella

Luca is so cute, sings well and also dances well ๐Ÿ’ƒ. Luca represented Switzerland this year in Eurovision Song Contest with the song “She got me.” This is his new single and I really like it. The beat is also very nice.

Miki Nรบรฑez – Amuza

Miki from the Spanish talent show released his first album. I find his album very positive which makes me happy to dance and sing to every song of him. It’s a celebration of life ๐ŸŽ‰. I already shared how much I loved his single “Celebrate” in this post and of course his song for Eurovision “La venda”. I will maybe go to his concert next month in Spain. I will share my other favourites songs of his album below.

Miki Nรบรฑez ft. Adriร  Salas, Arnau Griso & Nil Moliner – Eterno verano

This song is only good vibes ๐Ÿ’—โœŒ๏ธ. I love Miki singing with these artists all together so much. It’s a song about living an endless Summer ๐ŸŒž. Oh how I wish that could be possible. BRING SUMMER BACK PLEASE OKAY. At least we have this song which reminds us of the sunshine. I also can relate to the sentence he sings about how waking up early is dying. I’m so a night owl haha ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ˜ด.

Miki Nรบรฑez ft. Sofia Ellar – Coral del Arrecife

My favourites Miki and Sofia sang together this amazing song. It’s a song about the coral reef. I really like the two voices combined.

Miki Nรบรฑez – Escriurem

Aaaah so beautiful!!! ๐Ÿ˜ I love this song so much. I especially love this song because he doesn’t sing in Spanish but in Catalan. There are a lot of problems right now in this region because they want to seperate from Spain. I really hope it will be solved soon ๐Ÿ™. The Spaniards and Catalans really love each other. I just think they have to dialogue and come to a peaceful solution. I don’t want to say more about this political issue as it’s hard to talk about it in Spain. I really love that Miki sings in his mother language. I really like this language and it sounds so good in this song.

Thank you all for reading this blog post and listening to some new music ๐ŸŽต. Which song did you like most? What was your favourite song in September? To which artist do yo listen to? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love ๐Ÿ’•,

xoxo Christina

Music of August ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽถ & 400 followers ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ž

Hey lovelies ๐Ÿ’•,

Here is another beautiful month full of amazing music! The music I loved the most in August was of course the beautiful new album Lover of my queen Tay Tay aka Taylor Swift yeahhh ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ธ. Let’s do this.

I also happy that I reached 400 followers which I’m so proud of. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for being there for me in the good and bad times. I will stay with you all forever. Love you so much ๐Ÿ’ž

Taylor Swift – Lover

Finally Taylor Swift released her seventh album! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰ I was waiting so long for this to happen. I loved the album Reputation but I wanted again some country and other pop songs like her older albums. I think this album really comes back to her old roots again and it is just so amazing. I loved all the songs so much. This album is about all the forms of love such as family, friends, relationships and life in general. I’m also so proud that this album is her own. Maybe, I will do a review of all the songs next month. For now I just want to share some of my favourites songs of this album. I already told you guys that I loved the song Me, YNTCM and The Archer.

It’s definitely one of my fav albums ever ๐Ÿ’žโœจ. That’s why I also bought it which you can read in this blog post. Thank you Tay Tay for being so real, honest and always so lovely. I can’t wait to meet you one day and see you live. That would be a dream coming true. I’ve been a fan since I was 16 years old so yeah already 10 years and I will keep counting more years. I wish you so much love, happiness and luck in your personal life and in your career. I love you so much, to infinity and beyond, to the moon and back ๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒ›.

Taylor Swift – Paper Rings

“I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings
Uh huh, that’s right
Darling, you’re the one I want, and
I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this
Uh huh, that’s right
Darling, you’re the one I want, and
Paper rings and picture frames and dirty dreams
Oh, you’re the one I want”

THIS SONG IS SUCH A BOP. MY FAVOURITE. I always start to dance around my home like crazyyyy ๐Ÿ’ƒ. I love the sound, the beat and asdfghjkl it makes me so happy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„.

Taylor Swift – Lover

This is just such a beautiful and romantic song ๐Ÿ’˜. I love the video too as it describes her life. You can see the house with all the different rooms with represents her albums, her different eras. This song would be perfect for a dance on a wedding ๐Ÿ’’ ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿ‘ฐ. It sound so sweet and it’s just such a good love song. Also her whole album makes me feel in love even though I have no lover lol. I’m so alone ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜‚.

Taylor Swift ft. Dixie Chicks – Soon you’ll get better

Ooh-ah, soon you’ll get better
Ooh-ah, soon you’ll get better
Ooh-ah, you’ll get better soon
‘Cause you have to


And I hate to make this all about me
But who am I supposed to talk to?
What am I supposed to do
If there’s no you?

This song makes me so emotional and I cried when I first heard it. It’s a beautiful country song. It’s about Taylor’s mom who has cancer. She got again cancer this year. I really hope she will get better. It reminds me of all the people suffering from cancer, mental illness or any other illness. I hope they all will get better soon ๐Ÿ™.

Taylor Swift – London Boy

Such a lovely and happy song! We all know that she wrote this song about her lover Joe Alwyn. I wish her so much happiness and love. She definitely deserves it all โค๏ธ.

Ariana Grande ft. Social House – Boyfriend

From one queen to another queen ๐Ÿ‘‘. Ari released another amazing song! I love the beat and just all of it. I guess we all have one person in our life which we like but are not together with them. However, we also don’t want to see them with anyone else. It’s definitely a complicated mess.

Miley Cyrus – Slide away

“Move on, we’re not 17
I’m not who I used to be
You say that everything changed
You’re right, we’re grown now”

AMAZING SONG. Miley is back and I’m so happy! This is one of my fav songs right now. The video was released in September but the song was released in August so I will already share the official video. She’s beautiful and her voice is so goooood. I know she will keep on releasing good music. She’s on fire!๐Ÿ”ฅ

Amaia – Quedarรก en nuestra mente

Amaia who is the winner from the Spanish talentshow Operaciรณn Triunfo 2017 will release her new album next Friday which also included this beautiful song. I love that she only release music which are her style. This may not sound like the typical pop songs but I really love it so much. It makes me feel nostalgic and she also has such a lovely and dreamy voice. I can listen to her for hours and never get tired of her voice. She’s just amazing.

Rosalรญa ft. Ozuna – Yo x ti, Tu x por mi

Rosalรญa is the one of the most famous Spanish artist right now and I’m just so proud of her. Her music is amazing ๐Ÿ‘. This song has so much flow and sounds so good! Ozuna is a singer who sings reggeaton music. My fav part is always LA ROSALรAAAA.

Lola Indigo ft. Don Patricio – Lola bunny

The chorus just sticks in my head. I really like this catchy song. Lola Indigo was the first one who had to leave during the Spanish talentshow two years ago and now she is becoming one of the biggest artists in Spain and also in Latin America. She also dances so well.

Julia Michaels – Body

I just wanna love my body like you love my body
I wanna look in the mirror and tell it that it’s beautiful like you do
I wanna love my body like you love my body
Wanna make it feel like it’s incredible like you do
And I don’t see what you see
But I want to, I want to, oh
Love my body like I love your body

Her album Inner Monologue Part 2 was released in June but she just released this beautiful video of the song Body. It’s definitely one of my fav songs of her new album. We all may feel insecure about our body but we have to learn to love our bodies. We are all enough. We may not always believe that we are enough but really we are.

Julia Michaels – 17

This is also one of my favourite songs of Julia. It makes me so happy and I love the video she just released. She is so cute and I could listen to her voice for like forevah because it’s so different and raw than other artists I listen to. She’s is an amazing singer-songwriter ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘Œ.

Cupido ft. Lola Indigo & Alizzz – Autoestima

I love this collaboration with Lola Indigo. It’s a nice song. They sing about how their parents made them a beautiful face and that beautiful people are not getting liked that much. In the video you also see that there are surrounded with trash. It’s funny hahah ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Marilia Monzรณn – Algarabรญa

It’s sad that this don’t get that much views and interaction like other songs from other concursants of the Spanish talentshow. Marilia just released this happy song which I really like. Algarabรญa means a noice produced by happy and festive voices which is a good description of her song.

Davina Michelle – Better now

“I think it’s better now, better now, let go
I’m better off, I’m better off alone
It’s time to grab my shit and leave
You clean this mess up after me
It’s better now, better now, I go”

There are not that much artists I love in The Netherlands but Davina is one of them. This song is awesome! I also love how there are two girls kissing in the video as LGBT+ representation is so important in the music industry and just always in this world we live in ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ. Love is love.

Ava Max – Torn

I love her other songs such as Sweet but psycho and So am I more but this song is also great. I can’t wait for more new music of her to release.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. What was your favourite song of August? Have you listened to any of these songs? Which song did you like from my post? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love ๐Ÿ’•,

xoxo Christina

Music of April ๐ŸŽถ

Hey lovelies ๐Ÿ’• ,

I can’t wait so share you the songs I’ve been listening to in April. April was such a good music month. I have loved the new songs that have been released ๐Ÿ’—. I hope you will like them too.

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – ME!

This song is soooo good, such a bop like my lovely Chloe always says. I’m so happy Taylor is back with an amazing new single. I also love that Brendon from Panic! At The Disco joins her. It’s such an uplifting song which makes me happy every time I listen to it. I love the colours, the cute cats and aahhh Taylor is just a ray of sunshine and always light up my world. I can’t wait to see her live one time ๐Ÿ˜. I’m excited for her new era after her album Reputation.

Morat & Aitana – Presiento

I love Aitana and already wrote sometimes about her. I know her from the Spanish talentshow Operaciรณn Triunfo. I also love the group Morat so much. They are from Colombia and make so many good songs. The clip is really cute and the song makes me happy! ๐Ÿ’• This two singing together is just the best. Morat is very popular in Spain and Latin America.

Ariana Grande & Victoria Monรฉt – MONOPOLY

Ariana only makes good music! What I love so much is when she throws Trump, haters and negativity away in her video. Haha it’s so funny and so good ๐Ÿ˜‚. It’s a really nice song!

LANY & Julia Michaels – “okay”

“I’m gonna be okay, right?
I’m gonna be okay, right?
I wish I could tell myself that at night”

I love every song with Julia Michaels. She does so well with every collobaration. I didn’t know LANY before. It sounds really great! I also find the lyrics very relatable.

Lola Indigo & Lalo Ebratt – Maldiciรณn

Lola Indigo also called Mimi and also known from the Spanish talentshow Operaciรณn Triunfo was the first one that had to leave in the first live show. Now, she is doing amazing and every song she released is AMAZING! Lola indigo is her artist name now and she formed a group where she sings and dances. You can see that in every clip. I just find it amazing. This song is also so good! I really hope she will be known internationally too because she’s just amazing. I can’t wait for her first album in May. I’m excited! ๐Ÿ˜

Lola Indigo – El humo (Original song from the movie I can quit whenever I want)

Originally this song is from the Spanish movie “I can quit whenever I want” but Lola Indigo adapted it. I love it! It reminds me when a jury in the talentshow said to her that she isn’t a dancer but just acts like dancer and everybody in Spain was like whaaat?! She’s a dancer and singer! She also participated in Fama a bailar which is a talentshow of dancing in Spain. I wish I could dance as good as she does ๐Ÿ’ƒ

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy with luv

Okay, so this is the first time that I’m listening to a kpop song. I have to say that it was really great. I love it! It’s such a cute clip. They sing good and also dance really good. I also love that the clothes are pink. It really gives me the feeling of happiness. I’m going to listen to more songs and let you know what I think. Hahaha, next blog post I will know everything about kpop and be a diehard fan such as my lovely friend chloe.

JONGHYUN ft. MV – Lonely

This song was release two years ago. Jonghyun killed himself at the age of 27 years and was the member of the kpop group SHInee. I just found this song and I find it very sad but also beautiful. I looked to the English translation and it made me really sad. He was suffering so much and felt lonely. I’m sad no one could save him but I’m sure he is an angel in heaven. Having a mental illness as I experience anxiety is horrible. Every mental illness needs to be treated well.

Luis Fonsi, Sebastiรกn Yatra, Nicky Jam – Date la vuelta

LOVE THIS SONG! ๐Ÿ˜ I love these artists and I love latin music so much! It’s good to dance on it and you get really good vibes when you listen to it.

Nerea Rodrรญguez – Tu segunda opciรณn

Nerea is also from the Spanish talentshow. I love her voice and this new single of her. She sings about how she isn’t a second choice and that that person don’t deserve her forgiveness. I think it’s a great song with a beautiful message.

Sara Bareilles ft. John Legend – A safe place to land

This is a beautiful song! I love Sara Bareilles singing together with John Legend. It sounds so good ๐Ÿ‘

Tom Odell – Summer day

“I don’t know much about society
Or if we’re growing up quicker than we’re meant to be”

The lyrics is so relatable and it’s just such a happy song. The animation is pretty funny. It’s a song which makes me think of Summer days. I can’t wait for Summer time which always makes me happy and relax ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠ

Thank you all for reading this blog post. What was your favourite song from my list? Which music did you listen to in April? Let me know in the comments. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love ๐Ÿ’•,

xoxo Christina

February favourites ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽถ

Hey lovelies ๐Ÿ’•,

I loved to make this post last month so I’m doing it again this month. It’s nice to write about your favourites things every month. I ate delicious food with my friends this month. I was happy to finally have fun with my friends again as I didn’t see them in so many months. I really missed it. I will also let you know other things I did, which serie I enjoyed this month, what my favourite music was this month & some other good things of February ๐Ÿ’—

My favourite music ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ž:

Ariana Grande – Thank u, next album

I basically only listened to the new album called Thank u, next of ARIANA GRANDE!!!! It’s so good. If you haven’t listened to it yet, do it! You won’t regret it. I have always liked her music but I consider myself definitely a fan of her now. I would love to go to her concert and meet her. She’s such a queen and I love her so much ๐Ÿ‘ธ. This album is so real, honest and so beautiful. My favourite songs are “Needy”, “Bloodline”, “Fake Smile”, “Thank u, next” and “Break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored.” I love all the songs, the lyrics and music so much but these are my favourites ๐ŸŽถ

My favourite serie I watched ๐Ÿ“บ:

Amar es para siempre

I watch this Spanish serie every day of the week in the evening with my mother. We love it. This serie is already so many years on television. Love is forever is the title in English. It’s about different families and things happen. Right now, I love the story of Lusita and Amelia which is a lesbian couple. They are so cute together ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐ŸŒˆ. I love this story as it’s important for society to accept that love is love.

This serie is played in the 80s where in Spain society was still not so open for it so they have to hide all the time. I’m curious how the story will go. There’s also another story in this serie of a toxic relationship where a man called Gabriel is trying to make Natalia falling in love with him. She’s in love with his brother. It’s very complicated and Gabriel is really such a dangerous man. I hope she can escape and it will end well. We will see ๐Ÿค—

My favourite movie I watched ๐ŸŽฌ:

Valentine’s Day

I didn’t see this movie in a long time and I love it so much. It’s one of my favourite movies. It was the right time to see it this month ๐Ÿ’—. I love the actors so much such as Ashton Kutcher, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, Julia Roberts and Emma Roberts. Those are my favourites ๐Ÿ’•. I also loved the songs in the movie so much such as “Today was a fairytale” and “Jump then fall” by Taylor Swift. I always listened to these songs when I was in love and I still love them. I also love the song “Stay here forever” from Jewel so much. I like all the stories in this movie so much. At the end you never know how things will go but we all deserve good love.

DVD of Valentine's Day

My favourite gifts/things I got ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ:

Valentine’s Day gifts

I may not have a romantic Valentine but I have my mommy who always gives me presents on Valentine’s Day ๐ŸŒน. She makes me happy and feel less lonely on this day. It’s a day to celebrate love in all it’s forms. I love her so much. She’s the most important person in my life. She bought me delicious chocolate, a lavender bath bomb, a cute card and a bag. I also got the magazine Happinez which is a nice magazine full of wisdom, self care and self love tips. She got it for free from a woman in the shop who didn’t want it hahah better for me ๐Ÿ˜‚ I also gave some chocolate and presents to my best friend. She also gave me a card and a lovely present.

Receiving letters and a dress ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ‘—:

I received a pen pal letter from my good friend Mollie which I met on Instagram. I love to receive letters so much. I also received a beautiful letter from one of my blogging best friends Chloe. I also bought a white dress from Daphne which I also met on Instagram. It was just โ‚ฌ10 and I really love that dress. It’s perfect for this Spring and Summer time ๐ŸŒžโค๏ธ I love you all so much. Receiving something always makes me so happy.

My favourite trip we booked ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโœˆ๏ธ:

Flight tickets to Spain

My father booked the flight tickets for me and my mother to go to Spain in March ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒป. I can’t wait to go again as I have missed it so much. I’m already two months in The Netherlands. I can never stay too long in The Netherlands ๐Ÿ˜‚ I really feel sad and lonely this time. Sunshine makes me feel happy and less anxious. I feel like I lack so much energy these days to do anything.

I need the sunshine โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ. I can’t wait to see my Spanish friends again and eat delicious tapas. I also am thinking of planning a trip to the beach and I would love to surf soon again. I just can’t wait to go away.

Quote of travelling with a map and airplane

My favourite food I have eaten ๐Ÿด:

Pancakes made by my daddy

Typical pancakes in The Netherlands are called pannenkoeken. I love the homemade pancakes made by my daddy so much! He always makes the best ones ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅž๐ŸดโœŒ๏ธ They were so delicious mmm.

Lunch at Cups and Leafs in Haarlem with my bestie ๐Ÿ’•

I finally saw my bestie after three months! ๐Ÿ˜ I love Socialdeal. You can find on this website great discounts to eat in a restaurant. We had a delicious lunch at Cups and Leafs in Haarlem. It’s such a cute and cozy place. I love those kinds of lunch/tea places so much. We enjoyed a delicious tomato soup, a delicious bread with mozzarella, pesto, rucola and cherry tomatoes and a dessert. I had a chocolate dessert with biscuits and marshmallows and my bestie had a salt dessert. I had to take mine to home as I was so full ๐Ÿ˜‚. For drinks we enjoyed a delicious sunny berry juice and I had a wildberries smoothie. It was all so delicious! I can’t wait to go again. I love you ๐Ÿ’—

Drinking healthy smoothies, tomato soup and bread with mozzarella, pesto and rucola with my best friend in Cups of Leafs in Haarlem

Tapas night at Tapasbar El Pincho in Haarlem with my friends ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹

I had such a great night on the 24th of February with my friends. My bestie and her girlfriend, two other good friends from my studies and one other friend I know came. I’m happy to finally meet up with a group of friends as it’s so much fun. We ate delicious Spanish tapas. This restaurant is so good as I already ate here two times and keep going back with my friends ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—. We ate bread with tapanade and aioli, tortilla, jamรณn serrano, champignons, aubergine, vegetable croquettes, vegetables, olives, patatas bravas, and so much more. As dessert I had crema catalana which I love so much ๐Ÿ’• You could also choose pie with ice cream. Spanish vibes always ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Friends who love food are the best friends you can ask for ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸดWe laughed and talked so much. I’m so grateful to have you all in my life. There was even a time my face hurt because of smiling and laughing so hard hahah that’s always a good sign of having fun. Friends forever ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’ƒLove you all so much ๐Ÿ˜˜

Tea and apple pie at the Restaurant Cruquius with my mother

I enjoyed a nice bike ride with my mother in our park ๐Ÿšฒ. It was sunny and about 12 degrees ๐ŸŒž. Flowers are already growing in our garden. Spring time is coming soon. I can’t wait for Spring to finally arrive! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ I’m so done with the cold winter brrrrrr. We went to the restaurant Cruquius to drink a delicious mint tea & apple pie with cream! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹ I have to go outside more and move more because it’s so good for your physical and mental health.

Other things I did ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿต:

Seeing my oldest brother and his wife – Family time ๐Ÿ‘ช

I’m happy that I saw my oldest brother Rafael and Vรฉronica twice this month. We live 10/15 minutes away by car from them. One time me and my mother went to their apartment to drink a delicious mint tea and eat some cookies. The other time they went to our home to drink a tea with me and my parents and ate apple pie. It was nice to see them again. They also brought delicious chocolate for Easter ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‹. I miss seeing my brothers. I wish to see my other brother, his wife and niece also soon. The last time we saw them was with Christmas ๐ŸŽ„.

Took a lavender bath ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ›€

My mother bought me a bath bomb of lavender for Valentine’s Day. I used it for the bath. It was so amazing. I love the colour, the smell and it’s just so relaxing ๐Ÿ˜.

Applying for internships/Summer job and facing my fear

I applied to do an internship in a 5 stars hotel in Spain in a village near to Valladolid. It would be for 6 months. I would earn โ‚ฌ250. It’s such a beautiful hotel. I loved looking to all the pictures online. It was a monastery and is totally restaurated. It has a spa, inside swimming pool and outside too. It’s a luxe hotel and is famous because of the vine yards ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‡. I thought why not give an internship a try. The only thing is that for me it’s also important that I have Summer holidays as it’s the only time of the year I’m happy to enjoy the beach, swim in the ocean, have time with my friends, going to concerts, go surfing and travelling. I will have to mention that.

I was so anxious to do the Skype interview three weeks ago. I woke up with high anxiety and took a medication benzo to have less anxiety. That helped a lot as I was feeling so nauseous and bad. I was close to crying. It went very well as usually when I’m anxious to do something stressful. There were two people from the hotel interviewing me. I answered all the questions. I talked about my studies and I also talked in English. The only bad thing is that they would have to give me accommodation and food as it’s too far from our home there. However, I feel more safe in my home so I don’t know if I will feel comfortable in the hotel. You also need a certificate from your university and since I’m not studying anymore that would be impossible to get. Maybe, they don’t consider it important anymore. I got an email back last week that they want to do a personal interview when I’m in Spain. I guess that’s a good sign. I’m also so anxious to do that as I haven’t done that before. I’m just happy and proud of myself of facing my anxiety rather than always hiding from my fears ๐Ÿ’ช

I also applied for another internship at a 5 stars hotel in Valladolid. That’s also a spa hotel. There you would earn โ‚ฌ400 and they could even hire you when you finish your internship. I applied to do a Summer job too which is to help at a surf school and surf camp in the north of Spain in Cantabria. You would get accommodation and food in return of working a few hours. You can also go surfing which is what I really want to do soon. It’s been way too long! ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ I will wait for all the answers. All of these things will not make me rich haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ but it’s worth the experience. What do you guys think? Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you all for reading my February favourites post. I hope you all enjoy it. It’s nice to focus on all the positive things during a month rather than always staying with the bad things. It’s much easier to think negative than positive. What were your favourites of my list? Do you also love to eat in a restaurant as much as I do? ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸดWhat did you enjoy last month? Let me know. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love ๐Ÿ’•,

xoxo Christina

Music of January ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’•

Hey lovelies ๐Ÿ’•,

I thought it was fun to write such a post as I’ve never done this before. I saw many bloggers writing such a blog post such as my amazing friend Chloe. Her music taste is amazing so everybody has to check out her lovely blog. In this blog post I will share you my favourite music which I listened to in the month January. You may know some of them and some not like my love for Spanish music. I hope you will all enjoy them.

Alfred Garcia – De la tierra hasta marte

Alfred Garcia was participating in the Spanish talent show Operaciรณn Triunfo which I love so much ๐ŸŽค. Alfred Garcia is such an amazing singer, artist and lovely person. He plays piano, guitar and the trombone. During the talent show the 16 people where in an singing academy. This is one song from his new album named 1016. Alfred made 16 songs in the academy and put them together in one album. It’s just incredible that every song is composed by himself. De la tierra hasta marte means from the earth to mars. This is his first single and I love it so much ๐Ÿ˜. The videoclip is also beautiful and so is his style.

Alfred Garcia – Album 1016

Here you can listen to all of his songs of his album 1016. I got his album for Three Kings Dat as a present. The number 1016 was his casting number during the talent show. These are all amazing songs which he composed. They are about life, love, cities where he got inspired, letting go and so much more. The inspiration for the picture of his album is a mix of Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Nick Cave. In his eyes you can see a light bulb which is how he call his fans. There’s a song I love so much which is “Que nos sigan las luces” which means “Let the lights follow us”. It’s one of my favourite songs together with “Londres”, “Wonder”, “Et vull veure” in catalan which he sings with Amaia Romero which is one of my other favourite people from the talent show, and “Por si te hace falta”. Every song has so much meaning and is so beautiful. I would love to go soon to one of his concerts and meet Alfred. I love honest, vulnerable and lovely artists as he is. He also suffered from anxiety and depression and always talks open about mental health which inspires me so much. He is always contributing to making this world a better place such as donating money and helping at Proactive arms which saves refugees or other good proyects. Real artists help other people and are there for them ๐Ÿ’•. He definitely is.

Operaciรณn Triunfo 2018 , 10th live show – Somos

This year there was a new edition of Operaciรณn Triunfo and I loved it. This song is the anthem of this edition. Every edition all the 16 people make together one song that belongs to them. This song is talking about revolution, freedom and talking about how this generation is the force and the change. It’s about speaking up after being silenced for so long. I love the good vibes of this song so much ๐ŸŽถ. Makes me really happy when I listen to it.

Julia Michaels ft. Selena Gomez – Anxiety

“I make all these plans with friends and hope they call and cancel

Then I overthink about the things I’m missing

Now I’m wishing I was with ’em

But all my friends, they don’t know what it’s like, what it’s like

They don’t understand why I can’t sleep through the night

I’ve been told that I could take something to fix it

Damn, I wish it, I wish it was that simple, ah

All my friends they don’t know what it’s like, what it’s like

I got all these thoughts, running through my mind

All the damn time and I can’t seem to shut it off”

I love Julia Michaels and Selena Gomez. I’m happy Selena Gomez is back with this song with Julia. This song is such a bop. It’s so beautiful, inspiring and so honest. They both know what it’s to suffer from anxiety. The lyrics is just so relatable. I also cancel plans and then I feel bad for cancelling it because I think my friends will have fun without me. Sleeping is hard too because your mind doesn’t stop thinking. I also love the voices together and the sound. I love this song and I can’t stop playing it. It’s on repeat all the time. I hope they will make a videoclip of this song too.

Julia Michaels – Album Inner Monologue part 1

The song Issues is such a popular song from Julia Michaels which I love so much. Here you can listen to her first 6 songs from her new album. Her album is full of honesty and vulnerability. She talks about love, finding a new love and suffering from anxiety. I really like all of these songs. My favourite song apart from Anxiety is the song called Apple. It has such a nice melody and sound. I also love the song What a time so much together with Niall Horan.

Alvaro Soler – Loca

Alvaro Soler is one of my favourite Spanish artists. I went to one concert and I also met him once with my good friend. He is such a lovely person and artist. His songs are always amazing and full of love. This is one of his new songs called Loca. It’s about love. I love the music video too because Alvaro spent some years living in Tokyo so this video is also filmed there.

Ariana Grande – 7 rings

This song is of course included into this post. I have to admit that I had to listen to this song some times to actually like it because it’s just different than the other songs. I like Thank u, next and God is a woman more. This is also a good song. Ariana only makes good music and she’s just on fire with her music ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ.

James Blake ft. Rosalรญa – Barefoot in the park

This is such a good song. The voices of James and Rosalรญa matches perfectly. I love Rosalรญa so much. She’s a famous Spanish singer, 25 years old, from Catalonia who sings new flamenco, folk and art pop songs. She is doing many colloborations with other international artists such as with James.

Miki, Eurovision Live Show from Operaciรณn Triunfo 2018 – La venda

Miki was also participating in the new edition of the talent show Operaciรณn Triunfo. There was a live show where Spain had to choose who and which song was going to go to Eurovision. I voted for Miki because I just love this song so much. Miki is so handsome and cute. I also love this song so much. This song is made by the Catalian band La Pegatina. Miki performs so well and bring only good vibes to the audience. I really hope this song will make a good position in Eurovision in May. This song is all about fiesta and about letting go of prejudices and just loving yourself. It’s a beautiful up tempo song which makes me so happy when I listen to it ๐Ÿ’ƒ.

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

In January I finally saw the beautiful movie “A star is born”. I couldn’t leave this song out in this music list. I have listened to this song for months now. It’s so beautiful. I love it so much. Their love story is also beautiful and this song fits perfectly for the movie and the story.

Taylor Swift – Love Story

This song is already 10 years old omgggg so many years ๐Ÿ˜‚. It’s still one of my favourite songs of Taylor Swift ๐Ÿ˜. I love her new album “Reputation” and I also bought it but I just can’t stop loving her old songs. It makes me nostalgic because I listened so much to her songs when I was together with my first love. I loved this song and “Fairytale”. I listened to this song during the movie “Letters to Juilet.” It’s such a beautiful song. I can’t stop loving it. The clip is also so cute and wonderful.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you all liked it. I love to share music too because music is life. Which song was your favourite? Can you relate to my list? Which song/songs were you listening this month? I’m always in to discover new beautiful music. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love ๐Ÿ’•,

xoxo Christina