Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Collabro and Special Guests on 11th November 2017

Hi So i thought as a blogger that i would review my experience from when i was at the Collabro Home Tour 2017 concert when it was local to me and my younger brother was in the choir who were with The Theatre Workshop. These are ALL MY OWN OPINIONS which have not been influenced by anyone related to Collabro or any of the artists i have mentioned below.
So Firstly i had heard such great things about Collabro from Family and Friends and Also i went to support my brother who was in the choir supporting Collabro. He is part of The Theatre Workshop and they are often asked to support artists and bands and also with help provide young performers for their talent in touring West End shows when they are touring locally, productions often ask The Theatre workshop to provide their young talents to perform in the local tour dates of the production. This is a great experience to be seen as a young performer especially those looking to go into Musical Theatre and is a great networking opportunity for the young performers and only a select few Theatre Workshop students who meet the brief given by the production to ensure that they fit in with the production and do not look or sound out of place. The students who performed as part of the choir were highly talented and harmonised well and it brought another elements to the songs they performed with Collabro for.
So as my parents and i arrived at the theatre we went to pick up our tickets and there was bag checks on the door which is understandable. We then sat down in our seats and there was a few problems with the seats so we were moved by the kind staff at the theatre.
So the Warm Up act/Support act was called Philippa Hanna (http://philippahanna.com/) and i was not expecting much as she was the warm up act but honestly she is the best warm up/ support act i have ever seen and i have seen a lot of concerts and seen a lot of support acts but honestly was not expecting Philippa to be as good as she was and i always try and spread positivity and motivate and her song ‘ i am amazing’ really spoke to me and she told us a story and gave a motivational talk. She had so much stage presence and really spoke to the audience.
Philippa is a British singer and songwriter and we had the privilege of hearing some of her original songs and I am amazing made me very motivated and emotional and it is an amazing song.i feel bad for those of the audience who missed hearing her sing but unfortunately if many people know there is going to be a warm up act they deliberately avoid them and come for the main act which is not always a good thing especially when they are as good as Philippa Hanna and she is so down to earth as in the interval i went out and she was their selling her albums and meeting fans and i managed to get a selfie with her and i explained that i found her story very motivating and said a massive thank you to her.
Some of Philippa’s advice was that not to give up on our dreams and she told us about how she was rejected by music labels or stuff happened last minutes which meant she kept losing out so she explained that she was a independent artist. In my opinion, i would go and see Philippa Hanna in her own concert if it came locally as her voice is amazing and fantastic and she is so down to earth. I would definitely recommend listening to her songs as they are fabulous. Because it was remembrance day ( 11th November) She sang a song that she had never sang before and the song was called “Million Flowers” which was such a lovely song and she explained the story behind the song and it was very moving and i actually felt very close to this song as i lost a good friend a few years ago due to a serious illness that she had her whole life and it make me connect with this song a lot and make me feel emotional and really hit me in the heart and the song really spoke to me and there are not many songs that get me emotional or speak to me the way this one did and i would say it spoke to me in a negative way.
Now about the Main act which was the reason for the concert and this part is about Collabro. before i properly start i loved all of their outfit changes and how they looked and also the use of projections onto the backdrop behind them which included some fantastic animations and images. They had animations of words that they were singing in the songs while they were singing them and also had animations of the four members of Collabro. The used the different colour lighting to help make the desired atmosphere. Enough about the lighting and use of backdrops.
So Collabro sang a variety of different songs to show their journey and also they performed some of their favourites songs. They performed songs from Wicked the Musical, The Phantom of the Opera and the amazing Jersey boys medley which has the majority of the audience up on their feet and dancing including myself well it was a fantastic Saturday night.
I thoroughly enjoyed their version of Jersey Boys medley and think it has got to be one of the best i have seen performed and they got into character and went off of stage and changed into the jersey boys trademark of the red suit jackets.They had even used similar choregraphy that the Jersey Boys would of used and are used in the Jersey boys shows and by the Jersey boys tribute bands as i have a friend who has been and is in some of the Jersey Boys tributes around the UK and soon internationally. All of the songs they sang meant something to the four of them. The finale was the Jersey Boys Medley and they got a standing ovition from the whole audience and i can imagine it was a great sight for them to see.One of the songs they sang ( i cannot remember the name of the song) Made me very emotional which does not happen that often and i even had tears in my eyes and that ran down my face.
Collabro definitely did not disappoint me after having been told how great they were and i would defintely recommend going to their tour if they are coming close to where you live.I would be more than happy to go on another date our their Home Tour and listen to their albums. I am so impressed by it and i will definitely be recommending to family and friends and my audience to go and see them if you get the opportunity and i have made a review video which should be going up at the same time as this and it includes a few clips from the show.
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Friday, 28 April 2017



I felt that i would share my recent youtube video with you my blog readers because i feel that it is a very powerful message and i also feel that it is a good idea to be a true version of you and not what society want you to be or how you feel you would fit in being like someone else. you are your own person and you should always remember to be a confident version of yourself and be true to yourself. Hope you enjoy

R x

Sunday, 16 April 2017


Hi Guys,

So this is a blog post where i was asked by a brand called  http://www.wingzfashion.com/ to give an honest review of Sleeves that you can wear underneath a sleeveless dress or with a vest or a T-Shirt.The brand WingzFashion have given me a special Easter Code which is avaliable to use until Easter Monday which gives you 20% off Anything on the website. The Easter promotional code is "EASTEREGG20".You can use this code until Easter Monday 2017.

My first reaction to the 3/4 Black Lace sleeves are that they are absolutely gorgeous and i love them so much and to me i love having a sleeve on my dress or my outfit because i do not like looking like my arms and prefer to cover them. They are so easy to use but they are so gorgeous and i feel that they look gorgeous with my black and white dress that i wear all the time as those of you that know me will know and for those of you that watch my vlogs. My youtube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCQB93NoFG_MxkWPIJx2NQ. I would definitely recommend if you are like me and like to have sleeves with dresses then these are definitely a MUST HAVE.You can get the sleeves from the website which are avaliable in different lengths of sleeves and also in a variety of colours which are super affordable.

The sleeves i am modelling in these photographs are the http://www.wingzfashion.com/product/stretch-lace-wingz-34-sleeve-black/ ( Not that i am a model and have no previous modelling experience). So disclaimer is that i am not a model an that these photos were taken on my mobile phone but i wanted to show you my audience what the sleeves looked like on.

Hope you enjoyed this honest review and hope you are having an amazing Easter weekend and remember until Easter Monday you can get 20% off Everything on the website using the code "EASTEREGG20"

R x

Friday, 14 April 2017

Adam&Eve and Steve Review

Hi Guys,

So i decided to upload an extra blog post this week to tell you about a fabulous show which is called Adam&Eve...And Steve which is an off-west end musical currently. It is on at the King's Head Theatre in Islington. Adam&Eve...And Steve has an absolutely amazing casting which includes Joseph Robinson who Plays Adam, Hayley Hampson who plays Eve. I was so impressed by her amazing voice. Sassy Steve was Played By the Fabulous Dale Adams. Steve and Eve had a massive diva off which was hilarious and i loved the songs as they were very catchy songs. I would definitely recommend going to seeing Adam&Eve...And Steve as it is a hilarious show that is definitely worth the ticket price and it is such a great 75 minutes and a spectacular evening out in London. I would definitely recommend going to see Adam&Eve...And Steve.Do not just believe me you should read these reviews about Adam&Eve ... and Steve







I had the pleasure of interviewing Dale last year  https://rachelblackmoreblogsx.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/interview-with-dale-adams.html.

It is on from the 21st March 2017 to the 29th April 2017.

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog. Hope you are having a fantastic good Friday and a fantastic Easter Weekend whatever you are up.


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Autism Awareness Day 2017

Hi Everyone,

Today is the 2nd April 2017 and it is Autism Awareness Day and as many of you may know that i am Myself Autistic and proud of being Autistic. Autism Awareness day is a very important day to me as it raises awareness for those with Autism and Aspergers. Autism Spectrum Disorder which shortened version is ASD. Autism is a condition that affects people who have autism social interaction and their communication skills and also their social behaviours and their behaviours and their interests

Image https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Logo_waad.jpg

According to the NHS Direct websites while i was doing research for this blog post to make sure i did not miss any important facts out of this blog post.The Symptoms show before the child is three years old and a fact that 1 in 100 every people have Autism and Asperger's.

Symptoms and Traits that can show you have autistic traits :

  • Tend to have difficulties with communication skills such as interacting with peers at their age and they prefer having their own company to interacting with others 
  • Tend to have problems with change and adjusting to change in their routine. 
  • Have  a delay in  speech and language skills 
  • Prefer to speak with one word instead of talking in sentences
  • can struggle to have the awareness of others personal space 
  • May not take interest in what other peers there ages do such as going to birthday parties 
  • can avoid and find eye contact difficult
Other symptoms can be found on NHS Direct website. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Autistic-spectrum-disorder/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

Hope this Blog post has made you more aware of Autism Awareness day and to show your support to those with Autism wears something blue. 


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mothers Day Special

Hi Guys,

So today in the UK (26th March 2017) it is Mother's Day so i wanted to take this amazing opportunity to wish you all if you are a Mother, Step Mother, Aunties, Grandmas to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day.

I also want to wish my Amazing, Gorgeous and Loving Mother Happy Mother's Day as she means the absolute world to me and is such a supportive mother and if i have any problems or need advice from someone the first person i will go to is my Mother because she means the absolute world to me.Me and my mother are so close, yes we have our arguments but all mothers and daughters have arguments but we also have a lot of funny talks and have so many funny memories and funny stories together and i know no matter what my Mum will be there for me no matter what whether its 1 in the morning she will always be there to support me and offer me amazing advice.

My mum is there for me through both thick and thin and gives me advice whether it is what i want to hear or not what i want to hear but i know she has my best interest at heart and wants what is best for me. I have so many amazing memories with my mother like our mother daughter trips to the theatre to see shows that we both enjoy and just have such fun times. My mum is such an inspirational women to me and i hope i can be like her when i am older and if i have children i want to be like my mother as she is my absolute world and is my inspiration.

But i also should mention my two grandmas because they are two very inspirational women in my life and they are absolutely amazing and i learn so much from them and i have quite a good relationship with them too and also have some great memories with both my grandmas and i love them to bits and would be lost without either of them in my life. I am so happy to have these three inspirational women in my life and feel so grateful to them and really appreciate them even though i may not always show it.

Happy Mother's Day everyone

Rachel xx

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Hi Guys,

Today i am going to be reviewing some purepotions products that they kindly sent me to review so here i am going to review them for you my audience. Their website is https://www.purepotions.co.uk/ and First of all before reviewing their products i wanted to say two of these products are vegan friendly products and also are cruelty free products and are also make the UK which is lovely to know because i love buying local products from the UK.

Firstly i wanted to say how lovely the packaging was it look as if it was gift wrapped which i felt was such a lovely touch and i  absolutely loved the way it was wrapped and i received such a lovely note from Pure Potions.

First product i am going to review is The Daily Moisturising cream and it was so easy to apply i applied to my face first as i always put moisturiser on to my face especially before applying my makeup and the scent of the moisture cream was a lovely natural scent. I found that the moisture is vegan friendly which is great for those of my audience who are vegan as it means they can use this product. The actual cream is a so easy to apply as you only need a pea size on your hand to apply to your face and it does not feel as if you have any on your face which is lovely and would make an amazing primer for your makeup if you ran out of primer this would be a great alternative especially if you are a vegan and also it is suitable for those with eczema, dry itchy skin and dermatitis and psoriasis as are all the products i have reviewing for PurePotions. They only use natural products when making these skincare products so this is perfect if you love using natural skincare products then these products are perfect for you.

 The second product i am going to review is the 100% Scalp Oil which i tried last night as it is recommended that you use it at night. It was such an easy product to apply to my scalp and i put a towel on my pillow before i went to sleep as recommended on the bottle and it has left my scalp not feeling itchy and feeling great i would definitely recommend this scalp oil to all my family and friends if they have itchy scalps and even better is that it is 100% natural and is vegan friendly which is hard to find products that are 100% natural. I will definitely ordering more of these products for when i run out and also to support local businesses with the products being made in the UK.

My Third and final product i am reviewing is the intensive moisturising ointment which is also made of 100% natural products which is so great as i love using natural products especially when it comes to skincare products as i use skincare products on a daily basis and this product is suitable for everyone all ages even babies which is good to know and also is suitable for those like me that have sensitive skin and allergies which is so great to find a product that is suitable for those like me with sensitive skin. It is so easy apply and comes with a helpful instructions on how to apply this product which is so helpful i feel. In the leaflet it gives  some helpful tips for looking after dry or sensitive skins which i am definitely going to try and use.

Hope you found this review helpful and i would recommend trying these products as they are all natural and amazing products which are cruelty free products and most of these products are vegan friendly as i know some of you my audience are vegans or vegetarians so i would definitely recommend having a look at their website which is https://www.purepotions.co.uk/ for more information and hope you enjoy reading this blog. I have also done a vlog of me opening these products and talking about them on my youtube channel which is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCQB93NoFG_MxkWPIJx2NQ and if you enjoy my videos on there be sure to subscribe and comment down below.

Hope you have a fantastic week

Rachel x