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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Update!

Hey guys!
As you may have noticed, I took a very long hiatus for a couple of months, but for very good reasons!
Be patient with me and in time I will tell you more! I am so excited to be back here and am certain that this summer will bring many adventures that I am willing to share with you!
I will be posting on this blog more frequently and I would love to get to know some of you better!
Follow me on Pinterest and send me your favorite pins!
-Ignis Au

Monday, March 24, 2014

Music Monday: Heart-shaped Box by Nirvana (Kawehi Cover)

Hey there!
So I am quite a music junkie and need to have it blasting in the background in order for me to think straight (or else i'll start singing to myself and that requires energy). So I've decided to start "Music Monday" to beat those Monday blues which do not seem to go away. I actually saw this video because my friend Shelby posted it on FB, and I absolutely loved it. It was one of those moments when you feel a rush of emotions overwhelm you and you somehow like it. I think that the beauty of the cover lies in the interpretation of this iconic song which means a lot to many people. It is so rad. Check it out!
I would love to hear what you think about this cover in the comments! I am really excited about Music Mondays! I have so much to share with you!
See ya!
-Ignis Au

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Santigold for Smashbox!

Hello there!
So it is no secret that I absolutely adore Santigold as both a fashion icon and for her music which is nothing short of groundbreaking! So after I found out that she has collaborated with Smashbox to create an exclusive cosmetics line I was ecstatic!
 Here is the promotional video!



If you'd like to see a few other music suggestions from me click here.
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear form you! Make sure to comment and i'll see you soon!
-Ignis Au xoxo

Friday, March 21, 2014

Follow the Aurum Hits 100 followers on Bloglovin!

Hey there!
It's been a while since proper post has been made. Fear not, for I am back and better than ever!
 I would like to announce that our small network of friends has expanded to 100! Not bad. ;)
I would like to thank all of my friends from Bloglovin' for supporting me in this blogging journey. I couldn't have done it without you! Although hitting 100 is a small milestone, like other achievement, it should be celebrated! Therefore I will come up with something special for this marvelous occasion. So stay tuned!
 If you have any requests for future posts, comment down below and I will attend to your needs!
Welcome to the Family!

-Ignis Au

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Online Time Travel Mart

Hey there! So today I just discovered the Online Time Travel Mart through Tumblr, and I have never been so amused and excited about something like this! It is basically the coolest concept for a little future boutique shop. They sell so many adorable things. Here are some of my favorite.
50 year calendar
 Meeting Yourself Doesn't Have to Be Weird Card
Helmet
 Industrial Revolution Pollution
Portable Wormhole
I just found these things to be so unique and interesting decor items for that science fiction junkie.
I hope to visit them any time I find myself in L.A. For the mean time the online store will do!
These are perfect white elephant gifts. I honestly don't understand why I have a habit of buying impractical items that I will never use, but they are so much fun! Just look at them!
If you guys are interested in visiting the online store just click here.
Thanks for stopping by!- Ignis Au

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Liebster Award

Hey there! I have recently been given the Liebster Award by the lovely Katherine Nicole!
 Make sure to stop by her blog!

The Rules
1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
2. Create 11 questions for people you've nominated.
3. Choose eleven people with fewer than 200 followers to give this award to and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them or email them.
5. Remember, no tag backs.

Katherine Nicole's Questions:
1. Are you and early bird or a night owl?
I have to say that I have adapted to be both. However I am currently an early bird.
2. What are you currently reading?
I am currently re-reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer because I wanted to refresh my memory before I watched the movie.
3. What would be your dream job?
Being an editor for a fashion magazine.
4.Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate. Always chocolate.
5.What is your most prized possession?
I don't have one to be completely honest. I like to collect memories more than actual things.
6. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Look out the window.
7.What is your favorite food?
Italian food.
8. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Metal scratching metal.
9.What was thColutely heart warming and I loved it.
10.Pasta, wine and a good book OR pizza, beer and a movie? Why?
#1, because I love to read.
11. What is something your readers might not know about you?
I am a licensed cosmetologist.

My Nominees are:
 My Questions to the Nominees:
1. What is your favorite pet peeve?
2. Chocolate or vanilla?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your favorite music artist?
5. What is your go-to lip product?
6. What is your most treasured piece of clothing?
7. Why do you blog?
8. Do you have any goals for your blog?
9. What would be your dream job?
10. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
11.What is your favorite flavor of coffee/tea?
Congrats to all my nominees I know that each and everyone of you have been working hard on your blogs. 
I look forward to collaborating with a few of you! 
-Ignis Au

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fashion Icons of the Music Industry

Hey there! So it's no surprise that music influences us on a very deep level. Yes it gets stuck in our heads, and it might occupy space that is meant for the details of the math test you are about to take. Nevertheless it is a valuable, therapeutic pastime that we adore. I am truly lucky to grow up in a time where so much technology is used for entertainment. Today we can keep up with our favorite artists via Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify without it being socially unacceptable. So today I will be talking about a few of my favorite artists that are my personal style icons not only for their fashion choices but also for their incredible music projects.



Santigold is such an inspiration to me! The lyrics in her songs contain such great messages that our youth needs to understand! Her style gives off very positive, upbeat vibrations which always make me smile. Her genre would be described as a rap/electronic hybrid. It's the type that would fit in perfectly with the Beastie Boys! They collaborated in "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win".

Here my favorite remix of "Don't Play No Game I Can't Win"by Beastie Boys Feat. Santigold


Marina and the Diamonds has by far the most artistic concepts for music videos that I can't compare her to anyone else. It has taken her a while to put them together but it was worth the wait. You can't hurry perfection, right? Her style is all over the place and I love it. If I could choose to wear clothes from only one singer's closet it would be Marina's. 
Here is my favorite music video of hers: "Primadona" 
Beyonce! This one is self explanatory. Her confidence and attitude towards life is what makes her remarkable because no one else handles being a role model and a business woman that seriously. Props! 

This is my favorite music video because of all the fashion! (and the killer dance moves)

 Shakira! This girl has been inspiring me ever since I was old enough to know how to use a radio. I was/am a walking encyclopedia of her songs. She has a rocker/ gypsy vibe that is very poetic and I love it! She has collaborated with many fabulous people including Beyonce and she also works as an activist.
This video is still my favorite of hers because this song gets me pumped. "Whenever, Wherever"
 Gwen! Known for her rocker/ retro look which I adore! She is such an icon!
Favorite song: "Just a Girl"


 Oh Lana! What will we do with you! She is bringing the 60's back with grace!
"National Anthem" by Lana Del Rey


So, if you haven't discovered Spotify yet you should give it a go!
 It is a free music listening service that you can get on your mobile device as well as your laptop!
(gives you access to millions of songs)
 Spotify.
*Disclaimer: Spotify didn't pay me to promote them. I have just discovered so much awesome music on there, so I recommend it to everyone!
So that wraps up my favorite style icons from the music industry. Thanks for stopping by!
I would love to know your fave fashion icons in the comments!
Take care!- Ignis Au