Music of June 💞🎶

Hola lovelies 💕,

I’m SO behind some blog posts I wanted to share but I have to not blame myself for that. It will otherwise only add more stress and anxiety which is not something I need right now. Blogging has to be fun. I want to share my review about the new album Folklore of Taylor Swift because it’s THE BEST 😍😭🥺. I LOVE HER SO MUCH. First, I will share the songs I loved in June which seem so long time ago but it was just last month. I have been so busy these weeks with packing my suitcase and cleaning my room a bit. I will finally go to Spain this week after more than a half year not being able to go 😭. I miss it so much. I’m a bit anxious for the travel day and I never like flying much especially nowadays. I think me and my mother will be fine and everything will go well. I can’t wait to be there, enjoy some delicious tapas and see my family and friends. Now, let’s move on to the topic of this post. In the June I listened to some beautiful music which includes the new single of Sofia Ellar called Si es Roma amor, Underdog from Alicia Keys, and loads of other amazing songs which you will see below 💕.

Sofia Ellar – Si es Roma amor

One of my favourite artists in Spain released her new single. It is such a beautiful song and makes me very happy. The music video also has those Summer vibes which I long for so much. I can’t wait to listen to this song many more times and enjoy Summer time in Spain 🌞🌊🌴. I saw Sofia live two years ago and I can’t wait to see her again. Her concerts are the best. I relate so much to her lifestyle because she is a hippie girl just like me haha.

Fred De Palma ft. Ana Mena – Se iluminaba

This song is just sooooo amazing!! 😍 I love it so much. I heard this song a lot on the Spanish radio LOS40 and Cadena 100. It’s number one many times. Again a perfect song for the Summer. I really love the sound of it. It’s such a bop.

Rosalía ft. Travis Scott – TKN

Rosalía is back with a great song with Travis Scott this time. It’s maybe different than what she made before but I really like it. I also like the choreography.

The Weeknd – Blinding lights

I didn’t know The Weeknd before this song, how bad haha. It’s such an amazing song. I hear it all the time. It makes me so happy and also makes me swing along it. The only thing I don’t like is to see blood on his face because it’s one of my biggest phobia’s.

Anne-Marie – Birthday

It’s my birthday
I’ma do what I like
I’ma eat what I like
I’ma kiss who I like
It’s my birthday
I’am do what I like
I’ma wear what I like
I’ma party tonight
Goddamn, it’s my birthday
Everybody love me

I love this song! 💃🎉 I listened to it on my birthday month which was the first of June. Anne-Marie is such a great artist. This is a perfect birthday song to make you feel in the mood of your birthday. It’s fun and catchy. Always do what you love to do on your birthday and not what others want because it’s your birthday. You deserve to spent it the way you like.

Surf Mesa ft. Emilee- ily (i love you baby)

I love you, baby, and if it’s quite all right
I need you, baby, to warm these lonely nights
I love you baby
Trust in me when I say

This song is such a hit! It’s amazing. I feel myself drifting away into paradise and being on a beach listening to this song 🌊👌. It’s the perfect ambiance for it. This is a song that makes you feel very peaceful.

Nia – 8 Maravillas

Nia won the talent show Operación Triunfo this year and I’m still SO proud of her. She’s amazing. She can dance and sing so good. Her single is about the Canary Islands. I can’t wait to visit them one day. They seem so beautiful. This song is such a nice song full of latin vibes 💃💖 which is really her style.

Anaju – Me iré

Anaju became the fourth finalist of Operación Triunfo. This video is from yesterday’s concert in Wizink Center in Madrid. I love her single. It’s so beautiful and touching. She sings really from her heart. I love to see her emotion on her face. She is such a queen and I can see her being a great artist in Spain and internationally too.

Eva – Dumb

”Cause you’re a dumb
You’re a dumb
I miss you, dumb
I love you, dumb

Eva became the third finalist of Operación Triunfo. I’m really proud of her. She has so much personality and on stage it’s just so amazing seeing her being herself and having fun. This single of her is amazing and so catchy.

Alicia Keys – Underdog

”So I sing a song for the hustlers trading at the bus stop
Single mothers waiting on a check to come
Young teachers, student doctors
Sons on the frontline knowing they don’t get to run
This goes out to the underdog
Keep on keeping at what you love
You’ll find that someday soon enough
You will rise up, rise up, yeah”

I used to listen to many songs of Alicia Keys in the past. She is such a great singer. This song is amazing and very touching too 🙏. It has a beautiful life story which is that everyone has the right to rise up and shine in life. It’s just a human right. This goes for everyone who feels like an underdog. There still needs to be a lot of change happening in this world to be all treated equally.

Jonas Blue ft. MAX – Naked

I like this song. I love the song Perfect Strangers from Jonas Blue and this one is also very good. I dance along this song.

Keira Knightley – Lost stars

”God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark? I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying
Just the same”

This song is from the movie I watched called Begin Again. It’s from Adam Levine and she also sings it in the movie and it’s sooooo beautiful!! Her voice is so beautiful. It sounds like an angel and makes me feel so calm.

Dvicio ft. Matisse – La distancia

This song is beautiful!! I heard it from a friend in their Insta. Distancia means distance. It’s beautiful made during lockdown. I love how their voices sound together.

Sal de mi – OT 2020

The group of 2020 from Operación Triunfo made this beautiful song all together. It’s a hymn song for all the victims of COVID-19 in Spain and all over the world. It’s really beautiful. I loved to hear this song during the final. It made me really emotional 🥺💞.

Diselo a la vida – OT 2020

This is the hymn of Operación Triunfo 2020 and I love it so much!! 😍😍 Rafa which is one of the 16 participants made this song. It’s about living a good life without thinking of what society thinks of you. It’s about being happy with what you have, talking about our fears and loving each other. Good vibes for sure! This song makes me so happy.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you liked it. What was your favourite song from my list? Which song or artist have you listened to lately? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

May favourites 💕🌞

Hola lovelies 💕,

It was so hot these days 🌞🔥. I’m happy Summer is back but I can’t deal with the heat. In The Netherlands 30 degrees is way too much and also humid. In Spain I’m used to the Summer but it’s dry which is different. Right now, there’s a bit of a storm. Always the same weather here haha. I’m really happy I enjoyed some beach days which I will share with you all soon. Now, I will share about my May favourites. In this blog post I will share about my bike tour 🚲 through Haarlem with my mother, writing a story for a writing contest 📝 and winning some giveaways.

Things I did with my lovely family 👪:

Bike tour through Haarlem 🚲🌞

I love biking through Haarlem with mamita 😍. It’s been ages since I used the bike haha how bad 😂. I just feel sometimes a lack of energy or my heart beats fast when I bike. I do it on my own time with my mother. I don’t have a bike to use in Spain. It’s been lovely weather all these months. I’m so grateful for these beautiful moments full of sunshine 🌞. I’m also blessed to live in Haarlem, such a romantic city. I prefer small cities so much more than big cities. We did a bike tour from our house through our park to Haarlem city. We sat along the river Spaarne and saw some cute animals such as lama’s, a pony and a duck with babies. I loved it. They were so cute!!! On the way home we saw my brother and his wife from the balcony. I hate to not be able to hug each other normally but it is what it’s. Better than nothing. I love you. I believe in the good things coming. Stay safe you all 💞

Mother’s Day 💐

I was sad that we couldn’t celebrate Mother’s Day like we always do each year with the whole family. At least, my brother and his wife came to our home to give my mother beautiful flowers, a card, pie they made and chocolate. I gave my mother also a handmade card and a phone case with flowers and a butterfly on it. She loved it very much. I’m sure next year will be better. I’m so happy to have a beautiful mother like you are. Thank you for being there for me in good and bad times. I love you till the moon and back 💖🌜🌛.

Walks in the park 🌳

I had some nice walks with my mother in the park and we enjoyed the sunshine. One day we ate delicious ice cream 🍦. My mother ate a Magnum and I ate a raket rocket. I love it! I also enjoyed the daisies and the other beautiful yellow flowers 🌻. I love to see the flowers blossom and all the green in the park. It’s such a beautiful world.

Watching Eurovision Europe shine a light 💡🎶

There was no real Eurovision this year but I’m happy to have enjoyed this alternative show called ”Europe shine a light”. I always watch Eurovision every year together with my mother. Music always unites people and especially in hard times. I loved to see Duncan Laurence singing his new single Someone Else. It was so beautiful 😍🎤. I loved the orchestra performance too. I also loved so much when all the participants across Europe performed the song Love Shine A Light by Katrina And The Waves. I hope next year I can join the family show with my friend live in Rotterdam because I already bought tickets for it.

Watched Begin again, Frankie and Johnny & the serie Never have I ever 🎬

I loved the movie Begin again with Keira Knightley and Adam Levine. It’s a sweet movie about a singer-songwriter who is chasing her dreams. I loved the songs and it really inspired me to follow my dreams. I love singing so much too but I don’t know if being famous would be something for me. I also liked the movie Frankie and Johnny with the famous actors Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom. I think it was a beautiful movie that makes you think about how love finds you. It wasn’t a cliché movie at all. I also loved the first season of the serie Never have I ever which I saw on Netflix. All episodes are just 20 or 30 minutes long. It’s about The complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood. It was so good. It was about the trauma of loosing a parent, grief, heartbreak, friendship, family, school, the Indian and American culture and love. I cried and laughed at the same time while watching these episodes. I can’t wait for a second season!!!! 😍

Operación Triunfo 2020 🎤

My favourite Spanish talent show Operación Triunfo 2020 came back for a month 🎶. It got suspended in March because of the pandemic. The 9 contestants had to leave the singing academy. In this academy they also sleep. You can watch what they do on a livestream because there are camera’s in the academy. It’s so much fun. Every week there’s a liveshow where they sing some songs. At the end the winner got chosen a few weeks ago. I’m so happy Nia won because she rocked every song which they had given to her. She can sing, dance and perform the best. The winner gets €100.000. Sometimes I also think of going to this talent show and participating in the casting. I just don’t know if being exposed so much would trigger more of my anxiety and if it would be something for me. I love this talent show so much. The teachers and the production are so kind. In 2017 I went to one of the concerts in Madrid with my friend and it was one of the best experiences in my life. You really build such a beautiful fan relationship with the artists which come out from this talent show. I can’t wait for a new edition! 💖

Things I did with my lovely friends 💕:

My best friend’s birthday 😍🎉

I couldn’t celebrate the birthday of my best friend for obvious reasons. I was happy to have made her a beautiful collage which I always make and a beautiful handmade card. As you all know, I love writing letters and making cards. As present I got her Lush products which was a shower gel and soap. I’m happy she loved it. I love you to the moon and back. Thank you for being the best best friend I could wish for 💕.

Sending cards to people who are sick, lonely or need to cheer up 💌

There was a girl which I follow on Instagram who was writing cards to people she don’t know in The Netherlands. I asked to join the group and already sent more than 40 cards to people who are mentally or physically ill, lonely or just need to cheer up in The Netherlands. Coronavirus made the elderly more lonely and receiving a card made them happy. I got the stamps for free and also the beautiful cards for free because it was a donation. I love to write and help other people. It makes me feel less alone in my own struggles of this life and it makes me feel happy. I love to be of service. You never know what someone is going through so be kind always and spread love because we all need it so much 💕🙏.

Other amazing things of May 💖:

Writing a story for the Sea of words contest 📝

I wrote a story in Spanish for the ”A sea of words” contest. It has the same name as my blog. The European Institute of the Mediterranean tagged me on a post in Instagram. The contest is every year. This year it was about young people faced with climate change in the Mediterranean and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 🌊. The story I wrote is about me being in the sea with my boat and then suddenly being stuck surrounded by plastic bottles. Then a man comes to help me and talks about how important it is to take action. I already won an essay contest in 2015 and spoke at the United Nations in New York City 🗽 so I thought why not try again even though my inner critic is loud sometimes. The jury is now reviewing the stories. The 10 best winners will be chosen in July and will go to Barcelona at the end of September for free and will have a creative writing course. It’s really so amazing. I will keep you all updated.

Winning a scarf from the shop Azabache 💖

Nowadays I’m entering so many giveaways on Instagram. I love it so much especially when I win of course. I won a beautiful scarf from my favourite shop in Valladolid. Azabache has so many beautiful hippie clothes. I bought a lot of dresses and other clothes there. I won a scarf with the famous print of Gustav Klimt 🎨. It’s beautiful.

Winning books from Melissa Wells and The Goddess Collective journal 📚🏆

I love Melissa Wells. She is a certified eating psychology coach and health coach. She has such a beautiful community. In December after doing the advent challenge I won a membership to The Godess Collective online which is a platform to work on loving ourselves, growing ourselves and has so many amazing workshops. Now I won the giveaway on Instagram. I love to keep winning stuff haha. Normally I wouldn’t won anything. I won the books from Melissa Wells which are about the diet culture, loving ourselves and having a healthy relationship with food. I don’t struggle that much with this topic but I love to learn more about it though. I also won the journal which is so beautiful. We are all goddesses yeahhh! I can’t wait to go her retreat in Bali too one day 😍🌊. That would be so magical.

Flower box postcards set 🌸

I bought a beautiful flower postcards set online. I can use them for my pen pals and other people I write. It contains 100 postcards with flowers 💐 by 10 different artists. The 10 cards from each artist are different from each other. I love flowers. The cards are colourful, original and just so beautiful. It was €20 but definitely worth the prize!

Thank you all for reading this blog post. What did you do in May? Did you ever won a giveaway on Instagram? Do you love to go biking? Did you ever participated in a writing contest? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

Music of May 🎶💖

Hey lovelies 💕,

How are you all doing? I’m happy to announce we are going out of lockdown here in The Netherlands and also in Spain. I really can’t wait to go to Spain even though I may have to wear a mask in the airplane which I don’t like. I hope it won’t cause me any anxiety. I just don’t like anything on my face. I just really feel exhausted and also a bit depressed these days because I want to live life more intensely. I want to go travelling the world and go on adventures and just live that hippie life 🏄🌊🌍🌞. I crave seeing friends and real connection. I’m a bit done with this situation. Let’s move on now to this post where in I will share my favourite music of May. Some nice songs were released which was one from Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande, the first EP of Duncan Laurence, a really great song from Aitana ft. Reik and much more 🎶.

Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande – Rain on me

AMAZING SONG!!! 😍 These power woman released this awesome song. I love it so much. The beat, the lyrics and omggg the dancing performance is so good. Just 10/10.

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – Stuck with U

I’m not a fan so much of Justin Bieber but some songs I really like of him. This song is also very good together with Ariana Grande. It’s a cute song and fits perfectly for the days we have to be stuck at home during this pandemic. I also loved seeing Demi Lovato in the video with her bofriend. She deserves the best. The money of this song goes to a charity to help people in need.

Kygo ft. Zak Abel – Freedom

I love Kygo so much!!! He is one of my favourite DJ’s. This song is wonderful. This video was going to be shoot in the Maladives but of course it wasn’t possible. I crave freedom so much 🙏. I crave a life where I can live in peace and do what I want and just be happy. That for me is freedom.

Aitana ft. Reik – Enemigos

Such a good song!!! 😍 Aitana is one of my favourite singers in Spain. In this song she sings together with Reik which is a pop band from Mexico. It’s so good. They made an animated video because of the pandemic too. I actually love it so much. It’s from an artist and it’s beautiful made. This song makes me really happy.

Karol G ft. Nicky Minaj – Tusa

I love this song! It’s a great song to dance on and so catchy. I also like the pink atmosphere in the video. It’s been released a few months ago but I forgot to mention it in one of my latest music posts.

Pablo López – Mariposa

Pablo López is such an amazing artist which always make music right from the heart. He writes beautiful music. This song is another masterpiece of him. I love it. Mariposa 🦋 means butterfly in Spanish. The way he performs and sings makes you feel every emotion.

Taylor Swift – Soon you’ll get better (Live version)

”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 is one of my favourite songs of Talor’s new album. It’s so beautiful and touching. This song is about her mother who has cancer. I really do hope she gets better soon. She sang this song live for One World: Together At Home. It’s so touching and makes me emotional. She feels this song deeply in her heart. I love her so much ❤. I can’t wait to see her live one day. That’s one of my biggest dreams ever.

Sam Smith ft. Demi Lovato – I’m ready

This song is really good. Sam Smith singing together with Demi Lovato is just so good. I’m also ready for someone to love me lol but I guess I will stay single forever. I also really liked the performance in the video.

Duncan Laurence – EP Worlds on fire

Finall the EP came out of my favourite artist from The Netherlands who won Eurovision last year! 😍🇳🇱 Duncan Laurence released some beautiful music. I already love Arcade which was the song which won for Eurovision Song Contest last year. I’m going to share my favourite songs of him below.

Duncan Laurence – Arcade

”I’ve spent all of the love I saved
We were always a losing game
Small town boy in a big arcade
I got addicted to a losing game

Oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
All I know, all I know
Loving you is a losing game”

I just have to share this masterpiece again. IT’S MY FAV SONG EVER 😭😍. Of course it had to win Eurovision and just everything. His voice, the lyrics and the message of the song. The song is inspired by the heartbreak of a loved one of Duncan’s who died. Arcade is a story about the search for the love of your life, and about the hope to reach something that seems unreachable. Every time I hear it I get emotional and cry. Everyone has to listen to this beautiful song. Also, the video made underwater is so beautifully made. 10/10 for sure.

Duncan Laurence – Someone else

Duncan just never fails in making good music. This song is as beautiful as Arcade. I love it so much. He is such a great singer-songwriter who always stay by himself when he makes music. When I close my eyes and hear him singing I’m just floating into space and feel my heart being fuzzy. I love him so much with my whole heart. I have concert tickets to see him in November but I don’t know if that’s possible now due to the pandemic. I really hope I will see him live soon with my friend. It’s going to be an unforgettable night.

Duncan Laurence – Yet

Duncan in a hat is so handsome. Another amazing song! I also love him singing high notes because it sounds just so good. I can’t wait for more amazing songs soon!

Karol G ft. Simone & Simaria – La vida continuó

I really like this song. I love latin songs to dance on so much. It always make me feel those Spanish vibes. This song is about a man who is now with a different woman. It’s about going on with life whatever happens.

Maialen – Sargento de hierro (Operación Triunfo 2020, gala 10)

Maialen sings this beautiful song in the 10th liveshow of Operación Triunfo a few weeks ago. I loved it so much. The original is from the group Morgan. She sings with so much passion and emotion. She is such a beautiful soul, so pure and authentic. She reminds me of staying always true to myself too. Maialen already was a singer-songwriter before she entered the talentshow Operación Triunfo in Spain. I know that she will only become better and will release some amazing songs 💖.

Noah Cyrus – The end of everything

I really liked some songs of Noah Cyrus and it didn’t came into my mind that she was the sister of Miley Cyrus haha omg. Where have I been in life? Her new album is so amazing. I love her songs so much. I will share some of my favourites below.

Noah Cyrus – July

July is a beautiful song where she sings about being a realtionship which wasn’t good for them but she stayed. I’m also afraid of change and could feel that. Her voice is amazing.

Noah Cyrus – Young & Sad

Don’t wanna be young and sad 
Another day longer
Don’t wanna feel numb or mad 
Until I go under
And I know that you only 
Want me to be happy
But I still feel lonely tonight
Don’t wanna be young and sad 
Another day longer

Noah sings about being in the shadow of Miley Cyrus when she was younger. She felt less than her. This song can also relate to depression or anxiety. I also don’t want to be young and sad. We are way too young to be this sad I read once as a quote. I agree with it. This song is beautiful made 💕.

Noah Cyrus – The end of everything

Everyone you love is gonna die
but darlin’ so is everything, don’t cry
The stars will blink out one-by-one in time
Yeah everyone you love is gonna die

Everything you fear is gonna end
All your hate and hurt lost to the wind
And it’s hard, I know the universe can be a jealous friend
But everything you fear is gonna end

This is such a sad and beautiful song. I always have been afraid of death 😢. I also talked about this fear in this post. I can’t think of the thought that we are all going to die one day. It makes me have anxiety and so sad. What is good is that everything we fear is also going to end. Nothing last forever neither do bad times. This is a meaningful song that reminds us to just enjoy the time we have on our earth 🌍✨.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I hope you liked the songs which I’ve shared. I hope you are all safe and sound. Which song was your favourite? To which kind of artists have you been listening to? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

Music of January 🎶🌺🌸

Hey lovelies 💕,

I listened to some amazing music in January. I will share all the new music which has been released that month in this post. I hope you will like it. I love the new album of Selena Gomez 😍. There are so many amazing songs in it. Also some other Spanish songs has been released such as from Rosalía and Shakira.

Lizzo – Good as hell

I just listened to this song because in the Spanish talent show Operación Triunfo some participants were singing it. I’m always late too listening to some songs haha. I really love this song so much! So much girl power! 💪💜 More songs of this style please.

Jonas Brothers – What a man gotta do

The Jonas Brothers are on fire lately! 😍🔥 They are releasing so many good songs. I love this song and the video is so catchy too. I also really LOVE that their wives are in so many videoclips. It’s so cute. I wish to go to one of their concerts and sing and dance along every song of them.

John Legend – Conversations in the dark

”I won’t ever try to change you, change you
I will always want the same you, same you
Swear on everything I pray to
That I won’t break your heart
I’ll be there when you get lonely, lonely
Keep the secrets that you told me, told me
And your love is all you owe me
And I won’t break your heart

I don’t listen to John Legend that much but sometimes I hear a song I really love like this one. He is such a great artist. This song is so beautiful and touching. I love how he writes about love and how this music just make you feel that love. I feel a bit alone too while listening to this song because of being single. Deep down I crave for that one true love.

India Menzel ft. Evan Rachel Wood – Show yourself (Frozen 2)

”Show yourself
Step into your power
Throw yourself
Into something new
You are the one you’ve been waiting for
All of my life
All of your life
Oh, show yourself”

When I watched Frozen 2 I felt completely in love with this song and everything in this scene 😍✨. I relate to this song so much. I have to show myself more instead of hiding in this world. I hide myself because of being bullied in my teens. I am worth it and have the right to love and show myself. We all have our answers in ourselves. We just have to look into our hearts and find it. This song is just so wonderful. Frozen is amazing.

Kacey Musgraves – All is found (Frozen 2)

I find this song so relaxing and so beautiful too. I love Disney for their beautiful movies such as Frozen and for the beautiful music such as this song. It’s so touching and cute.

Taylor Swift – Only the young

While I was watching the amazing documentary of Taylor Swift called Miss Americana I heard this new song for the first time 💖. I wrote about her documentary in this post. This song is SO GOOD!!! It’s a song with a message. We are the genereation who can save and change this world 🌍💪. We may be young but we can do it! We have the right to speak up about anything we believe in.

Eva – Let’s twist again (Operación Triunfo 2020)

I love this Spanish talent show so I will share some nice covers which they sing in the liveshows. I love how Eva sang Let’s twist again by Chubby Checker. She did it so well and so good. She was wearing clothes from her grandfather haha so awesome! I love her expression and everything. Such a good performance. I wish I would feel so comfortable singing on that stage.

Rosalía – Juro que

AAAHHH Rosalía is back with some beautiful flamenco music! 💃 It’s about a flamenco girl who was physically and verbally abused. She is back to her roots and I love it. I also love when she make songs in the genre of reggeaton but I love these kinds of songs more in her style.

Shakira ft. Anuel AA – Me gusta

I can’t wait for more new music of Shakira. I love her old songs so much such as Waka Waka and La Bicicleta. I also like this song. It’s catchy.

Selena Gomez – Rare

Finally Selena is back with a new album! 💕 I have missed her. She is such a good and genuine artist. She already released the amazing songs Loose you to love me and Look at her now. I love her new music. I will share my top three favourite songs of her new album with you.

Selena Gomez – Rare

I know that I’m special”

Beautiful song! This videoclip is also so beautiful. I love the colours, her being in nature and her dress. She is so special and so beautiful 🌸. We are all special in our own way. I love the message of this song so much. It also sounds so good. It’s really her style.

Selena Gomez – People you know

We used to be close, but people can go
From people you know to people you don’t
And what hurts the most is people can go

Another amazing song of Selena. I really feel this way too. We all loose people in our lives whether that is due to falling apart, grief or anything else 💔. I find it hard sometimes to let people go but sometimes it’s for the best. Her voice is so beautiful. I love the beat in this song too.

Selena Gomez ft. 6LACK – Crowded room

This is such a relaxing song. I can feel those vibes. I love it when she sings those high notes. It all sounds so good.

BTS – Black Swan (Performed by MN Dance Company)

I cried while watching this beautiful, amazing and inspiring music video of the new song Black Swan by BTS 🦢. This is real music. It feels like the guy dancing feels like not fitting in with the others and is doing his own dance. That’s what I feel while watching it. I love the instruments and just everything. The dancers are amazing. So incredible beautiful! This is real art.

G. Soul – Bad habit

While I was listening to Black Swan I saw this song from G.Soul. Nice song. I don’t listen that much to K-pop but I really like this song and the beats of it.

The Original Rudeboys – Hypocrite

I’M SO HAPPY THEY ARE BACK! ☺️👏 I missed them so much. I loved listening to their music. The Original Rudeboys was the support act of The Script some years ago when I went to see them. I love the songs Stars in my eyes, Travelling man and Blue eyes. I love this new song of them. They make such great music together and sing very well. I can’t wait for more music of them this year.

Racoon – Het is al laat toch

Racoon is one of my fav bands of The Netherlands. They are so talented. I loved when I saw them live in Haarlem once. I’m happy they are making music again. I really like this new song. I normally don’t like that much when Dutch artists sing in Dutch but sometimes it’s really good like this time haha. I just am more used to listening songs in English or in Spanish.

Thank you so much for reading this blog post and listening to these amazing songs. Which song is your favourite? What kind of music do you listen to? What was your favourite song from January? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

Music of June 🎶

Hola lovelies 💕,

This month was a month full of beautiful music. Some good albums were released and also really great Spanish plus other amazing pop songs were released 💖. I can’t wait to share it all with you.

Taylor Swift – You need to calm down

“Cause shade never made anybody less gay

So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You need to calm down, you’re being too loud
And I’m just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)
You need to just stop
Like can you just not step on his gown?
You need to calm down”

One of my fav artists released again a new song! 😍 Taylor is back with some good music. This song is so good, so catchy and I just love the whole vibe! It’s also such a good song with a good meaning behind it. Love is love 🏳️‍🌈. The videoclip is AMAZING too! I can’t wait for her new album “Lover” in August. I’m so excited I just can’t hide it!

Julia Michaels – Inner Monologue part 2

Julia released her second part of her album Inner Monologue. I was so excited to hear it. She is such an amazing singer-songwriter. I love how authentic, real and beautiful she is. I love all the songs. Here are my favourites songs of this album.

Julia Michaels – Falling for boys

”Cause I like, uh
Guys with big lips that treat me like shit
That only want my hips when it’s convenient for them
People I can fix that leave when they’re good again
I keep falling for boys
And mistaking ’em for men
Mistaking ’em (I like ’em)
Mistaking ’em (I like ’em)
I keep mistaking ’em for men”

I love this song so much 😍. I love her vocals and I just agree so much with the lyrics of this song. I used to also fall in love with boys instead of men. I have had so many boys who treated me like shit and didn’t care about me at all 💔 . Boys will treat you like shit but a men will know that you deserve the best and will treat you well. We all deserve to be treated well.

Julia Michaels – Hurt again

Oh, I can see the future, it doesn’t look pretty
I’m lookin’ in your eyes, I’m ready to be hurt again
Feel some type of way whenever you’re with me
I know we’re fighting fire with fire, but I’m
Ready to be hurt, hurt again

Again such an amazing song! I love the melody, the beat and just everything! I can’t wait to sing this song along hopefully when I’m going to one of her concerts in the future.

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”

This song is my favourite of her album because it means so much to me. It made me cry a bit. Unfortunately I can relate to the lyrics so much. It’s just such a beautiful song. Her voice is like an angel who tells me that I’m enough. We are all enough and all our bodies are beautiful. I find it so important that she makes songs about dealing with anxiety, body insecurities and real life stuff. It makes her real and does so much good in this world so we know that we aren’t alone in our struggles and insecurities 💗🙏.

Sofia Ellar – Ahora dime

Sofia Ellar is also one of my fav artists! I love her so much. She’s such a ray of sunshine 😍🌞🎶. Every song is amazing and so lovely. This new single sounds so good. She dances and sings so well. I also love that all the people she loves are on the video such as her lovely cat, her boyfriend Alvaro Soler, her mother and other friends from her band. I LOVE THIS SONG! She’s such a hippie girl like me and that’s also why I can relate so much to her. I love her free spirit and how she always her authentically self. She is also always so lovely with her fans. She calls us all family. I met her and got a picture with her last year. She also always interact with us online. I can’t love her enough.

Miki Núñez – Celébrate

Miki who represented Spain at Eurovision Song Contest this year also released his first single. THIS IS JUST ONLY GOOD VIBES! 🎉💃 I love that he sticks to his own style of music because it’s just so positive, uplifting and you can dance so well on this song too! It’s about celebrating your life. I also love the Volkswagen car so much. My dream is to one day to be able to drive and have such a car and go surfing 🏄‍♀️. I can’t wait for his album in September.

Amaia – Nadie podría hacerlo

Amaia the winner of the Spanish talent show Operación Triunfo 2017 released her second single. I love it so much. This is just how she’s. It’s simple, beautiful and so pure. The sound of this song makes me nostalgic and reminds me of all the good times in life. I love how you can see her playing the piano which she studied for and seeing her dancing with her daddy when she was a child. It’s just so cute! 😍

Aitana – Spoiler

Aitana from Operación Triunfo released her first album called “Spoiler.” I really love it so much. She is such an amazing singer. I also love her personality so much. She smiles a lot, is always sweet with her fans, is sensitive and honest. I will post my three favourites songs below. One of my other favourites songs of her is “Con la miel en los labios” which I shared in this blog post.

Aitana – Vas a quedarte

SOOO BEAUTIFUL! This song was released in December 2018 but I think I didn’t share it before on here. It’s included in her album. I love her soft and pure voice. The popular group Morat from Colombia wrote this song with Aitana. The song is about hoping that this time your loved one is going to stay. It’s about having a second chance or a second part with the one you love. I think it’s the best song of Aitana 👌.

Aitana – Stupid

“I can be a girl, not a Stepford
I am not a step for you to step on, I’mma step forward
You can take a step back, playing like a chessboard
Don’t you know the queen protect the king when you’re on check boy?

All these stupid guys like these stupid, stupid girls (Stupid girls)
Telling stupid lies, like we’re stupid, stupid girls (Stupid girls)
Why do all this guys want these stupid, stupid girls? (Stupid girls)
All these stupid guys like these stupid, stupid, stupid girls”

This song is just amazing! So catchy! I really like it so much. I love when Aitana sings English too because it’s so good.

Aitana – Hold

THIS IS SOOOO GOOOD! I definitely think it’s the best English song of Aitana. She sings it with so much power. It has a good melody and you can sing along with it well on the chorus. I LOVE IT 💖.

Alfred García ft. Pavvla – Wonder

“And I wonder if you wonder about me
Do you think of all the things we did when we were free?
And I wonder if you wonder too
And I wonder if you wonder about me”

I know Alfred too from Operación Triunfo. Alfred is such a special artist. I just like this song so much. In his first single “De la tierra hasta marte” he sings about mars. This is his second single which is going to have a third part. His three singles are linked to each other. In this videoclip he is on mars. He is burning his album “1016” in this video. He explained that that means that we are our own worst enemy. He also explained that you have to sacrifise a lot being famous. That’s why you see him on the cross.

Shawn Mendes ft. Camila Cabello – Señorita

AMAZING SONG! I love everything of this song so much. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are amazing. Their voices sound so good together. The video is amazing too. I ship them so much hahaha really 😍😂. They are so cute together. I love to see them dancing too. This song has just such a good vibe.

Marta Soto ft. Julia Medina – Entre otros cien

Wow such a beautiful song! Marta Soto is a well known Spanish artist. In this song she is collaborating with Julia which I also know from the Spanish talent show. Their voices are so beautiful together. I really like this song so much because you can see and feel the emotion.

Natalia Lacunza ft. Guitarricadelafuente – Nana Triste

This is such a beautiful and sad song. I also know Natalia from the Spanish talent show. I love to know new young artists. Guitarricadelafuente is a Spanish singer-songwriter. I love to hear a Spanish song together with someone playing a guitar. It just makes the whole atmosphere so good and so magical ✨. Their voices are so beautiful together just wow.

Sebastián Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha ft. Jonas Brothers – Runaway

It’s a nice and catchy song! I’m only sad that The Jonas Brothers not sing so much in this song when they are part of this collaboration. I loved all of them singing. I also loved the little boys dancing which reminded me of BTS.

Marco Borsato, Armin van Buuren, Davina Michelle – Hoe het danst

I LOVEEEE THIS SONG. IT’S SO GOOD! It’s a pop song and also sounds like a dance song. Marco is a popular singer in The Netherlands. Armin van Buuren is a famous DJ in The Netherlands. Davina became famous because of sharing covers on Youtube. Her cover “What about us” from Pink went viral and even Pink said that it was amazing and “That’s better than I will ever sound.” These three voices together are amazing and connect so well 😍👌.

Avicii – TIM

I love that this posthumous album of Avicii was released in June. There are such good songs in it. What I love the most is that all fundings of this album goes to the Tim Bergling foundation which is a organization that helps other people going through mental illneses and suicide prevention. It’s a beautiful way to help others too 💗🙏. I loved the song “Though love” which I also mentioned in this post. I will write down below my other favourites of his album.

Avicii – Heaven

“And I think I just died
I think I just died
Yeah, I think I just died
I think I just died
And went to heaven
And went to heaven

Such a beautiful song and also emotional because of the lyrics. I guess he already knew he would die and couldn’t stand the pain of life anymore. I’m still so sad he couldn’t be saved 😢. I wish we can all heal from our demons as we deserve it. I love the sound of this song so much. They already recorded it some years ago in Madagascar.

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – SOS

AMAZING SONG! Every song on this album is just so good, such a bop! I love the sound, instruments and the beat. It makes me so happy 😍😊. I’m so thankful for the music of Tim. He will never ever forgotten because he is a legend and legends never die. His legacy is forever. In this video you can see the beautiful words some fans say of Tim.

Avicii ft. Bonn – Freak

I don’t want to be seen in this shape I’m in
I don’t want you to see how depressed I’ve been, yeah
You were never the high one, never wanted to die young
I don’t want you to see all the scars within

Again such a good song! I keep repeating myself but it’s just the truth. I have this in my head now tudutudutudu – love it. The lyrics is sad though as you can feel how much Tim was struggling.

Avicii ft. Imagine Dragons – Heart upon my sleeve

WOW SOOOO GOOD! Avicii and the Imagine Dragons together is just too good to be true. It sounds amazing! 😍 The violins you hear make this song even better.

Thank you all for reading this long blog post full of beautiful music 🎶 . What were your favourite songs from my list? Which artist do you love? What’s your favourite music style? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love 💕 ,

xoxo Christina

Music of May 🎶

Hey lovelies 💕,

I can’t wait to share you all the good music which was released in May 🎶. I’m going to share Spanish music as well as other amazing pop/house/kpop songs.

Panic! At The Disco – High hopes

“Had to have high high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn’t make a killing
Didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high high hopes
Had to have high high hopes for a living
Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high high hopes

This song was released last year but it was just this month that I heard it on a video and also on the radio. I love Panic! At The Disco and this song is just so amazing. I just heard it again this week in Spain and was dancing like crazy at home. THIS SONG MAKES ME SO HAPPPPPY 😍💃 It gives me good vibes and what an amazing lyrics! It’s good to have dreams in life and high hopes. I truly believe we can achieve anything we want in life. The universe always has our back ✨.

Shawn Mendes – If I can’t have you

Shawn Mendes only makes good music like this song. I love this song! It has a nice beat and his voice is just beautiful. I also love the clip and it just fits perfectly to the song.

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I don’t care

“We at a party we don’t wanna be at
Tryna talk, but we can’t hear ourselves
Read your lips, I’d rather kiss ’em right back
With all these people all around
I’m crippled with anxiety
But I’m told it’s where I’m supposed to be
You know what? It’s kinda crazy ’cause I really don’t mind
And you make it better like that

This is such a catchy song! 😍 I love Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber together. They sound very good together. I also love the random photoshop effects in the video. I also find the lyrics very relatable. I have had times that I was in a party and didn’t want to be there. Also struggling from anxiety makes it harder to enjoy a party. It’s important that they raise awareness about mental health in music because there are so many people from all different ages who listen to it. They will feel less alone when they hear more people are suffering with it.

OG3NE – Starve

“If you’re hungry for love 
Someone who’s the air in your lungs
Someone that you know you can finally trust with your scars
If you’re shaken and cold
And you need somebody to hold
And you are hungry for someone
Who take you as you are

I won’t let you starve”

OG3NE is a beautiful girl group from The Netherlands. These are three beautiful sisters. I love their songs and their beautiful harmony between these three voices. They won The voice of Holland a few years ago and also represented The Netherlands at Junior Song Contest in 2007 and Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. They ended at the 11th place. They sang the beautiful song “Lights and Shadows” which was about their sick mom who later that year died of cancer. I love their songs such as this new song. It’s an amazing song who tells us that there will always be someone who will love us for who we are.

Alvaro Soler – La libertad

I love Alvaro Soler so much! 💗 All his songs are amazing and beautiful. Libertad means freedom in Spanish. The videoclip is beautiful and this song makes me happy. It’s just such a bop. I can’t wait to see him live in concert again. His music makes me happy and it’s good music to dance on too.

Aitana – Nada sale mal

I already mentioned Aitana in other blog posts such as in this blog post. I know Aitana from the Spanish talent show Operación Triunfo. She became the second finalist. I’m so proud of her and how successful she is now in Spain and also in Latin America. This song is so catchy and I really like it. She is also such a sweet and beautiful girl, just look in her eyes.

Aitana – Con la miel en los labios

Aitana is releasing her new album in June which I will share next month. This is one song of her album. I love balads so much and especially when Aitana sings them. This song is BEAUTIFUL so beautiful 😍. I love the piano so much too. It’s such a delicate and honest song. She sings so pure with so much emotion. This song is about a passed love. Love changes but never extinguishes. Con la miel en los labios means with the honey on the lips. Aitana loves honey 🍯 so it’s a nice name for her new song.

Amaia – El Relámpago

I know Amaia like Aitana from the Spanish talent show Operación Triunfo too. Amaia was the one who won the talent show in 2017. I love her first single because it’s just her. This videoclip and song is her essence. Amaia is just being herself. Her voice is like an angel 😇 . I love the visuals too in the videoclip. It’s just so beautiful and magical 🧚‍♀️

Avicii ft. Agnes, Vargas & Lagola – Though love

◢◤ Avicii forever

In June the family of Tim released his postum album. He died a year ago because of suicide. I miss him so much. I’m so thankful that I went once to one of his concerts which I will never ever forget. This is one of his songs in his new album. This song is so good!!! It’s one of my fav songs now. The melody is amazing and the sound of the violins are so amazing too. It makes me emotional to listen to your music. I love you so much and I’m so thankful for your beautiful music. Your music always makes me happy and also guide me through the bad times in life. You will never be forgotten. You are a legend and your legacy is forever 💗🙏✨. I love this song and all your music so much.

All proceeds of the postum album called Tim will go to the recently established Tim Bergling Foundation, a non-profit that helps prevent mental illness and suicide. I think it’s such a beautiful way to help others in need. Mental health awareness and support is so important.

Kygo & Chelsea Cutler – Not ok

I love Kygo so much. He is definitely one of my favourite dj’s together with Avicii of course. This song is amazing and I also love the lyrics video which is simple & beautiful.

TVXQ! (MAX Solo) – Closer

So I came across this song because of being a fan of Duncan Laurence, the winner of Eurovision for The Netherlands. I wrote all about him in this and this blog post. Duncan Laurence is an amazing singer-songwriter and produced and composed together with some other producers this song. I know many of my readers who are KPOP fans will love this song too. I love it and I love to discover more nice songs! It has a nice beat and yeah music has no boundaries. Even if you don’t know the language you can sing along. Music unites people 💕🎶. That’s the power of music.

Christina Perri – Tiny victories

“Some days I look in the mirror and I think the meanest things
all the meanest things
some days I’m holding my self worth up
by a string
a string
but everyday that I don’t hide myself away
to me,
is a tiny victory”

Christina Perri is amazing. This song is so pure and beautiful. I also can relate so much to the lyrics. Self love takes a lot of strength. I also say mean things to myself and feel bad about myself. The day or moment that I’m not doing that is definitely a tiny victory. Every victory counts. We are just trying our best. Don’t be hard on yourself. We will love each other every day a bit more than yesterday. We are all in this together ALWAYS! 💪💕

Michela – Chameleon (Malta – Eurovision 2019)

I love this song so much from Michela who represented Malta for Eurovision this year. It’s a catchy song, has a nice beat and has a great melody. Michela is a great singer too and just 18 years old. I also love the tropical vibes in the music video. It just fits perfectly to the song.

Karol G – Ocean

I love this song of Karol G. Her genre is reggeaton and trap but this sounds different and I like it. She sings about how we are going to show the world what love is. It’s a sweet song. I also love the clip which is made on the beach. The ocean is my fav place on the earth 🌍🌊🏄‍♀️🌞.

Lola Indigo – New album Akelarre

I already wrote about Lola Indigo in this blog post. I also know her from Operación Triunfo. She’s such a good dancer and also a great singer. She released her first album called Akelarre which is related to the Witches’ Sabbath (the place where witches hold their meetings). My favourite songs of her are “Amor veneno”, “Game over”, “Maldición”, “Mujer bruja” and Ya no quiero ná”. Her album is awesome 😍 🧙‍♀️ I love all her songs. She left the first in the talent show and is now so successful in Spain. I wish her all she deserves. This project that she has created is just awesome.

Lola Indigo – Amor veneno

Love this song!

Lola Indigo – Game over

Such a good song and I love how she used the words Nintendo, Mario, Game boy and PlayStation! It’s awesome and so catchy.

Lola Indigo ft. Lalo Ebratt – Maldición

The clip is awesome and the song has such a nice beat!

Lola Indigo ft. Mala Rodríguez – Mujer bruja

THIS SONG IS SOOOOO GOOD! I love to see her dancing and singing. Mujer bruja means witch woman. It’s one of my favourite songs of her.

Lola Indigo – Ya no quiero ya ná

This is my favourite song of Mimi (Lola Indigo). ASDFGHJKL it’s just the best! This was also her first single. The song is amazing, she dances so good and omg it’s just so good!!! Ya no quiero yá means I don’t want anything anymore. She also sings I’m not your baby, boy.

Thank you all for reading this blog post and listening to my music list of May 🎶🎧🎼. Which song was your favourite? What is your favourite artist? Which song did you listen to in May? Let me know in the comments lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.

Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

Music of April 🎶

Hey lovelies 💕 ,

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 💗. 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 😍. 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 Operación 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! 💕 This two singing together is just the best. Morat is very popular in Spain and Latin America.

Ariana Grande & Victoria Monét – 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 😂. 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 – Maldición

Lola Indigo also called Mimi and also known from the Spanish talentshow Operación 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! 😍

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 💃

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, Sebastián Yatra, Nicky Jam – Date la vuelta

LOVE THIS SONG! 😍 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 Rodríguez – Tu segunda opción

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 👏

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 🌞🌊

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 💕,

xoxo Christina

Music of January 🎶💕

Hey lovelies 💕,

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 Operación Triunfo which I love so much 🎤. 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 😍. 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 💕. He definitely is.

Operación Triunfo 2018 , 10th live show – Somos

This year there was a new edition of Operación 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 🎶. 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 😍🔥.

James Blake ft. Rosalía – Barefoot in the park

This is such a good song. The voices of James and Rosalía matches perfectly. I love Rosalía 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 Operación Triunfo 2018 – La venda

Miki was also participating in the new edition of the talent show Operación 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 💃.

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 😂. It’s still one of my favourite songs of Taylor Swift 😍. 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 💕,

xoxo Christina

Reflection on 2018 & happy new year to you all! 🎉✨💕💫

Hey lovelies 💕,

Happy new year to you all! ✨🎉 In this post I will talk about my 2018 and will show you how I celebrated New Year’s Eve. I’m glad I don’t have a cold amymore but just tonight I got my period so yeah that also sucks 😭 I’m glad I take medication for the cramps because otherwise I wouldn’t survive it. Besides, I’m also being anxious about my appointment of getting one of my wisdom teeth pulled out this week. I keep postponing the appointment. I know I have to do it but I’m so scared. H e l p. I also don’t want to do it in Holland. Here in Spain it’s much cheaper and the dentist understands my anxiety but I’m still so afraid and I just feel like I can’t cope. If anyone have some more tips to survive it I will be forever grateful 🙏💕 I can always take medication for anxiety if that’s enough to help me cope with it.

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We are already in 2019. A year has flown by. As usually I want to reflect on my year with this post and also write some important things for you all. Every year has its ups and downs. Every year consists of good things and bad things which happen to us. The most important thing is how we react to all these things. I know how hard it’s to stay positive in this sometimes dark world. I just keep believing that there are so many good things in the world and that there are indeed so many good people. You just have to find your tribe. I’m so glad I did.

I’m so happy with my blogging community, mental health community, Yoga Girl community and the goddess revolution community. I’m thankful that I joined these communities this year. They made me feel less alone and so much happier. If I’m in Holland I will maybe go to a meet up with some yoga girls. I also really wish that we will continue to all be friends and hopefully one day we will all meet ✨ I know the universe brought us all together for a reason which is to be connected with awesome people, share our struggles and feel supported.

I learned a lot this year. I learn every day from this world. This year I realized that there are truly lovely people who care about you and want you to be happy. I learned that it’s better to have a few good friends than a million of fake friends. The ones who love you will always be there for you no matter what. I learned that true love exists when I saw my brother getting married in August in Spain. I learned that this life is an adventure. Sometimes we win and sometimes we loose. We learn from every experience. I also learned that it’s okay if I’m not where I want to be in life. I still have a long way to go. I will find a career I love and will keep growing. It all takes time, pacience and trust in myself. I have to love myself, believe in myself and know that I can make my dreams come true such as working and living in Spain ✨

I also went to my first feminist strike in Valladolid, in Spain on International Women’s Day on the 8th of March with my mother. This was such an empowerful event. I never went to a demonstration before. I really wish 2019 will be the year that less women will be suffering from violence. I wish that women and men have the same human rights. Together we are starting a revolution. This is just the beginning. 2019 will be the year where women can be themselves, love themselves and love each other 💕

This year I also learned that music is the best thing in life 🎶 I would be lost without music. I went to so many amazing concerts such as the Operación Triunfo 2017 concert in Madrid with my friend Maria 💕 Operación Triunfo makes me so happy and full of life. I also enjoyed the concert of Pablo Alboran, Chenoa, Hombres G and Celtas Cortos with my mother in Valladolid. I also enjoyed so much the concert of Sofia Ellar with my friend Maria. I can’t wait to see her again. It was so lovely to meet Sofia and get a picture with her. She’s the best and I can’t wait to see her singing again 😍

This year I began to read again a lot which I loved to do so much when I was younger. I will continue reading this new year. I also kept writing and being creative. I hope to create more amazing content on this blog. Writing is amazing. I travelled to Madrid, Granada, Santander and Somo. I discovered Somo which is a beautiful surfing village in the north of Spain. In 2019 I really want to go to a surf camp again 🏄‍♀️🌊🌞. I didn’t go surfing for more than two years. I miss it so much. It’s also so good for my mental health. The sea is my home and cleans my soul. The beach is my favourite place on this earth. I can’t wait to travel to more amazing places and meet more amazing people.

Somo, Santander (September 2018)

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Granada, Andalucia (July 2018)

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La Rábita, Mediterranean Sea, Granada (July 2018)

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Madrid (March 2018)

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Maybe for some of you this year was a hard year. Maybe some of you have lost someone close to you. Maybe you just didn’t felt okay and were struggling. I’m here for you. It’s okay to grief. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to feel sad. Feelings change and emotions change but it all takes time. Try to not be hard on yourself next year. Remember, I’ll will always be there for you 💕 I hope you will invest in self love and self care this new year because that’s the most important thing that matters. I also encourage you all to surround yourself with people who love you and who bring you only good vibes because you deserve that ✨.

I celebrated my New Year’s Eve in Valladolid, in Spain. I decided to not go out with my friends. I also didn’t go out last year. I used to party every year but I don’t feel in the mood anymore. I have to do what feels good to me. I went to the hairdressers in the afternoon to cut the dead ends, my bangs and they made curls in my hair. I love to look good for myself. I dressed up at home and did my make up. My mother and I went to the house of the mother of the wife of my brother. We celebrated all together New Year’s Eve: Rafael, my mother, Véronica, Véronica’s mother and her brother. We enjoyed eating delicious Spanish food.

We ate cheese, jamon serrano, chorizo, bread and chicken. I didn’t eat the fish because I don’t like fish so much haha 😂 At 12 o’clock we watched the television and ate the 12 grapes. We also had champagne 🥂. It’s a tradition in Spain to eat the 12 grapes. They say it brings luck. We watched television where we were hearing beautiful music and we played Spanish card games. I really loved it so much. I love playing games with my family. At 3.30 am my mother and I went home and we stayed in watching some television. We went to bed at 6 am pretty late but doesn’t matter because it’s a special night. I’m glad I didn’t go out because as soon as we were home I got my period haha. On New Year’s Day we just stayed in and chilled. I saw the movie Grease. I just love that movie & the music so much 😍 I also saw the movie Paper Towns which I love so much from John Green. I already saw this movie with my best friend one day and loved it.

l wish you all an amazing new year full of love, happiness and luck 🍀✨✌️ Stay strong & stay safe. We are all in this together 💪 I love you all so so so much ❤️. Thank you all for reading. How was your New Year’s Eve? Did you stay at home or did you went to a party? Which are your goals or dreams to achieve in 2019? I would love to know. I will speak to you all soon in my next blog post.

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Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

Operación Triunfo concert: 16 March 2018 & post concert depression 🎶🎤💜

Hey lovelies 😍,

Today I’m going to share with you all my experience of the concert of Operación Triunfo in Palacio Vista Alegre in Madrid where I went last Friday with my lovely friend Maria. Operación Triunfo is a Spanish talentshow like X Factor, The voice, Idols. I love these singing contests so much because I love singing. I always wanted to enter too but I think it’s not my thing. I would be too anxious. I prefer to sing for fun. Being famous wouldn’t be my thing too. I prefer to have a private life than have million gossips about me written.

Operación Triunfo was on television from October till the beginning of February. There were 16 participants who were living in an singing academy where they could not have contact with anyone outside the academy. They had a special phone where they could share pictures on Instagram but couldn’t see the likes or comments. Once in a while they had a call with their family and at the end they could leave for Christmas for like two days. Their families also visited the academy once when there were only 5 finalists left. Every week there was a live show and there would be two nominations where one would leave the academy. Every week during the liveshow the public had to choose which one they prefer to stay for one week more in the academy.

These are the 16 participants of Operación Triunfo

The public Spanish television RTVE was really happy about the boom of Operación Triunfo. For many years it wasn’t on television anymore and now it came back. It was a huge success. Therefore, they had chosen the representants of Spain for Eurovision from Operación Triunfo. This was a special liveshow. I was so happy that Tu canción (written by Raúl Gomez) was chosen. Amaia & Alfred are going to represent Spain with this beautiful song. Amaia & Alfred together with Aitana are my favourite singers from this talentshow. Amaia & Alfred sang together the song City of stars during the third liveshow. Right in that moment they felt in love with each other. It’s such a beautiful story. Now, they are going together to Eurovision. Tu canción is a beautiful song too. It’s incredible how much I feel every time I hear this song. The melody is beyond beautiful and the words really mean something. I cry all the time when I hear this song. They sing the sentence “I feel like I’m dancing for the first time.” Love is beautiful and doesn’t need a language. Amaia and Alfred are pure magic and love. They are artists ❤

City of stars – Amaia & Alfred ❤

They make me wanna believe again in love. Love is the reason why we are living. Love doesn’t know any borders. Love is just the best thing ever and it’s even more beautiful when two people meet each other through music ❤ Just like Amaia and Alfred sing and with their eye contact and smiles, they tell us everything. I loved the kiss at the end. I don’t care how well this song will do in Eurovision because I know Europe will love them. They are already winners for me and you have my heart. I will forever be fan of Amaia and Alfred because of your emotion and passion for music. I love you till infinity and beyond ❤

This is the videoclip of Tu canción from Amaia & Alfred who will represent Spain in Eurovision in Portugal this year. The videoclip is so damn beautiful 😍 It demonstrates their love story 💕 They are also flying like Peter Pan at the end. Music who makes me feel something is for me the best music ever 😍

The winner of Operación Triunfo was chosen in the beginning of February during the final liveshow and was Amaia. Amaia is the deserved winner of Operación Triunfo 2017. She studies music & piano since she was little. Every time I hear her singing, I’m in love ❤ She is just full of emotion. I love how she is always so authentic, honest and real. I hope she will stay this way. She has such great values and such a lovely family. I really hope to meet you one day and get the chance to speak to you, give you a letter and take a picture with you. She means so much to me. I love you forever and I wish you all the best my darling ❤ I can’t wait to give you a hug one day.

I love this song from Florence and the Machine so much. This is my favourite song. Amaia sang Shake it out during the 9th liveshow of Operación Triunfo. It was definitely her best perfomance ever! ❤

Now, Operación Triunfo is doing a concert tour through whole Spain. The 16 singers are going to perform in many different cities in Spain. The first concert was on the third of March in Palau St. Jordi in Barcelona. I’m in love with all the 16 beautiful participants. They are all so talented. It’s not only the talent which made us fell in love with them. It’s their values, their honesty and sensitive hearts too. Raoul & Agoney kissed each other during the concert of Barcelona and said the sentence: “Love, Liberty and Visibility.” Marina showed on Spanish television that love is love and kissed her boyfriend which is transgender. Aitana showed that you can be friends with a boy named Cepeda. Real friendship exists. Alfred showed us that you don’t have to be ashamed of having a mental illness. He has anxiety and depression. He also donates money and is always thinking about making this world a better place to live in. Together with Amaia they showed us that real love exists and that’s the most beautiful thing in the world. Amaia showed us that shaving is a beauty standard and that women don’t have to shave just to look beautiful. Amaia also showed us that we should all fight for feminism. Roi showed us that the best thing in life is to laugh and make jokes. Everything is better with good humor. They learned us so many important lessons which I’m forever thankful of.

Last Friday (16-03-2018), I went to the concert of Operación Triunfo in Palacio Vista Alegre with my spanish friend Maria. It was awesome! It was definitely one of the best nights in my life ❤ It was such an unforgettable night. I have never seen so many police men, cars and even dogs as security. It always makes me a bit anxious but it’s better to have enough security and be safe. They sang 37 songs from the liveshows. They sang some songs all together, some duos and some alone.

My favourite songs were:

  • Shake it out – Amaia
  • Miedo – Amaia
  • Chandelier – Aitana
  • Issues – Aitana
  • Con las ganas – Amaia & Aitana
  • No puedo vivir sin ti – Aitana & Cepeda
  • Shape of you – Amaia & Roi
  • La bikina – Ana
  • Lo malo – Aitana & Ana
  • City stars – Amaia & Alfred
  • Tu canción – Amaia & Alfred
  • Que nos sigan las luces – Alfred
  • A quién le importa – All together
  • Camina – All together
  • La revolución sexual – All together

Miedo – Amaia during the concert of Madrid ❤

Chandelier – Aitana during the concert of Madrid ❤

Shape of you – Amaia & Roi during the concert of Madrid ❤

Tu canción – Amaia & Alfred during the concert in Madrid. I loved the kiss. They are so cute together ❤

Camina – All together ❤ They have all made this song which is the hymn of Operación Triunfo 2017

We had such good seats: just in front of the stage. There was one moment in the middle that I felt a bit anxious to have a panick attack but fortunately that feeling went away fast. The concert began at 21.30 till 00.00. There were 15.000 people omg!!! We took a taxi from the hotel to the Palacio Vista Alegre because otherwise we would have been too late. There was a big row to enter but we skipped it half way hahha xD. I love the organisation more in The Netherlands than in Spain. It was kinda chaotic. I also felt sometimes that the girls who were sitting near to us were laughing about us. It wasn’t true at all but my anxiety makes me always think about those stupid things…. I also always use ear plugs for concerts or parties because otherwise I will hear a noise in my ear or my ears ringing which cause me anxiety. Sometimes I feel ashamed for wearing it but nobody sees it because I have long hair. Besides, my health is more important than other people’s opinions. During a concert nobody is judging you. They are just enjoying the music.

I have never went to a concert with so many artists. Those 16 participants from Operación Triunfo are just so awesome! ❤ They are real artists and have so many beautiful values and beautiful voices. It was a concert full of magic & love <3. Raoul & Agoney also kissed each other during the concert after they sang together Manos vacias. Love is love <3. Amaia & Alfred also kissed each other too after singing Tu canción. It was such a beautiful concert ❤ Thank you all for an unforgettable night. I cried, I danced, I sang and I felt so alive. I live for concerts because music makes me feel so alive which is the best feeling ever ❤❤❤

Pictures which I have made during the concert

One of my favourite moments during the concert was when Alfred was singing the song “Que nos sigan las luces”. I love his voice, his beautiful values and how he can light up this whole world. He sang this song which means that the lights have to follow us. I loved that moment so much. Seeing all those beautiful lights and hearing this song was so damn beautiful. I felt so happy and alive. You are an amazing artist. I love Alfred so much ❤ They ended the concert singing all together la revolución sexual which means sexual revolution and means that love has no boundaries. Love is love. They ended with some awesome confetti in the air

Que nos sigan las luces – Alfred during the concert in Madrid. Beautiful lights and a beautiful song sang by a beautiful boy ❤

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I made this collage of pictures which I made during the concert. On the picture on the left you can see “Tu canción – Amaia & Alfred”. I bought two shirts online for the concert. I lend my friend Maria a shirt with the text: “Ah I don’t know, buah what a horror”. Amaia always said that during the contest hahah. My shirt has a picture of Amaia & Alfred with the text “I feel like I’m dancing for the first time.” That’s what they sing in the song Tu canción. On the picture on the right you can see them all together singing “Camina”. The picture right below is where they sing all together “Revolución Sexual”.

After the concert we went to the hotel in Madrid which was just a half hour away. We got a bit lost but fortunately we could find the hotel and were there at 1.00 o’clock. It wasn’t that late but we stayed up until 3 o’clock watching all the pictures & videos made of the concert. We felt so happy, emotional and just all emotions together. On Saturday evening we went home to Valladolid. Since that day I feel a bit empty, lost and sad. I guess it’s also because I have a cold and my period together. I will never ever forget this concert. I want to relive it again. They are going to Valladolid in June so maybe I will go to this concert too with Maria. I have “post concert depression” which is the feeling you get the day after you went to a really fantastic concert.

Symptoms include:

1. The desire to relive the concert.
2. Thoughts similar to “The band were right here!” or “I’m never going to see them again”
3. Emotional pain when listening to the band’s music.” (Source: Urban Dictionary)

The best remedy to cure this is to buy again concert tickets hahah. I love going to concerts so much. I’m so happy that even though I suffer from anxiety I can go to concerts where they are millions of people. Never stop doing the things you love to do. I love going to concerts and anxiety will not make me stop going. I can’t wait to see you all again!!! ❤ I love you all so so so much! ❤

For a few seconds me and my lovely friend Maria are famous hahah!!! We were on Spanish television: news of RTVE. Hahaha you can see us in this video. I’m the one with the flower headband and next to me you can see my friend Maria.

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You can watch the video on my Instagram where I shared it.

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I think this is my longest blog post ever so I’m sorry if it’s too long but I just enjoy talking about Operación Triunfo because it makes me so happy and music is just the best thing in life. Music unites people ❤ Only good vibes! In my next blog post I will write a travel post with some beautiful pictures of my trip to Madrid. Madrid is a beautiful city. I encourage anyone to go to this beautiful city one day! 😄

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Love you all so much 💕,

xoxo Christina