May/June Favorites: Baby Sussex & ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Trailer


This would have totally been posted yesterday, but I had a few technical difficulties editing the podcast. :/

Enjoy listening to me ramble in this combined May and June 2019 favorites, and check out the highlights below!

Favorite News Articles

A teacher’s slang list

Sophie Turner instrumental in Jonas Brothers reunion

Favorite Music

“Senorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello

“Doin’ Time” by Lana Del Rey

“Every Single Time” by The Jonas Brothers

“Talk” by Two Door Cinema Club

“Circles” by Wild Front

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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Getting My Eyebrows Done Professionally for the First Time

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As you may know, one of the items on my 30 Before 30 list is to get my eyebrows done professionally.

I’ve always had thick eyebrows, and my mom would simply trim them for me with beauty scissors and an eyebrow razor to save me a trip to pain land at a salon. However, my eyebrows were never the best they could be.

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Before geting my eyebrows done professionally. Notice the stray hairs on my brow bone.

I knew getting them threaded was probably the only way I’d ever see my eyebrows reach their true potential. Even so, I waited 25 years before taking the plunge at the Thread Loft in Washington Heights, Manhattan on a Sunday afternoon.

Not going to lie, I teared up a bit for each eyebrow! It hurt a lot on the parts she treaded on my browbone. Threading the baby hairs in between my brows and around the other areas I could barely feel, though.

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My eyebrows after threading uncombed, combed, and with e.l.f. eyebrow gel!

Overall, I’m pleased with the experience. My brow bones are so pretty and hair-free! It only cost $7, so I can’t say I wouldn’t do it again, just not too often because…pain.

Next time I go, maybe at the end of the summer, I will definitely ask to have my eyebrows trimmed a bit shorter on the top since that’s where they tend to curl. I’ll also make sure to have my eyebrows wiped with some alcohol immediately after because I broke out around that area of my face a few hours later. Regardless, I’m so glad I finally did this. Even without makeup on, my eyebrows look DECENT for once!

Checking another one off of my 30 Before 30 list 😉

Summer 2019 Vacation Playlist

It’s SUMMERRRRRRRRRR!

After these terrible rainy days that we can’t seem to get a long enough break from in NYC, I’m finally sitting down to share a playlist of 10 summer vacation-themed tracks! From basking in summer activities to traveling to your next vacay destination, this playlist is a fun mix of mellow and exciting.

Enjoy!

1. Holiday, Qveen Herby. Request that PTO and get ready to “put on your grass skirt and hula” all summer long.

2. Summertime Magic, Childish Gambino. Let the vacation festivities begin!

3. Cheapest Flight (Aluna George Remix), PREP. Already booked.

4. Swimming Pool Summer, Capital Cities. “Can’t escape the heat.”

5. Permanent Vacation, 5 Seconds of Summer. It has only just begun.

6. Frequent Flyer, Chromeo. Using up those frequent flyer miles this season.

7. Tuttifruitti, Phoenix. “We’ll be trashing motels.”

8. Flight Mode, Mr Sanka. Mood.

9. The Beach, Cannons. Here’s to letting go of that summer love that was never really worth it.

10. Glamorous, Fergie ft. Ludacris. A fancy little reminder to get on a plane back home once you’ve run out of vacation money.

Enjoy your summer vacation 😉

April Favorites: Goldroom’s ‘Plunge’ EP & “Woke Up Late” Music Video

So April turned out to be a pretty great month. It was kind of slow on the celebrity news side, but still loads of fun with great music and YouTube videos!

Listen to my April 2019 favorites in pop culture and entertainment on Soundcloud:

Here are some highlights:

Favorite News Articles

Brunchables Lunchables

Kid calls 911 to order McDonald’s

Favorite Music

 “Slow Dances” by Winnetka Bowling League

“Julien” by Carly Rae Jepsen

“Just Like You” by Satin Jackets 

“Borderline” by Tame Impala

Plunge EP by Goldroom

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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#HappinessBegins. The album. June 7th.

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25th Birthday Wishlist

For my 25th birthday this year I won’t be having a party or anything, but since it’s my quarter life, I thought it would be cool to post about a few things on my birthday wishlist this year!

Please do not feel obligated to buy me anything! I’m honestly just posting this because I have this wishlist saved in my phone and I haven’t blogged for a few weeks.

    • Qveen Herby Frames. I totes need this pair of gorgeous frames so I can be a BAMF like Qveen Herby!
    • Qveen Herby Tumbler. I’ve been looking for a cute tumbler to carry my tea to work in. This one is the perfect size!
    • Loepsie Tea Time Blouse. Love tea and love Loepsie’s YouTube channel so only makes sense that I represent with this tee.
    • Camo Jacket. I’ve had this on my list of wardrobe staples I need to have in my life for quite some time.
    • Skater Skirt. I only own one skater skirt and I love it so much that I kinda want to start a collection with at least two more colors.
    • Essential Oils. I’ve been getting into essential oils lately and I want to add some more to my collection to try in my diffuser!
    • Yoga Bolster.  I learned to do the saddle pose shortly after starting yoga and I can only do it with a bolster so I definitely want one of these for my yoga sessions!
    • Face Roller. These are all the rage right now, and since I’m super into skin care lately I’d love to try incorporating these into my routine.
    • Hair Scrunchie with Scarf. Gabriella Lindley wore one of these in a recent YouTube video and I totally love how cute they are. Seems like a super easy way to make a ponytail fun.

 

Feb/March Favorites: ‘Suits’ Season 8 Finale & MARINA’s “Orange Trees” Music Video

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As you may have noticed, I skipped over February Favorites because I decided to combine it with March’s Monthly Favorites post now that I’m a bit less busy.

Here are the highlights from this Monthly Favorites podcast!

Favorite News Articles

Meghan Markle’s NYC Baby Shower

Lilly Singh Is Going to Host Late Night!

Favorite Music

“Fast Lovers” by Lemaitre

“Love Me” by Felix Cartal & LIGHTS

“Overcome” by Uppermost

“Tied Up” by LEISURE

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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3.9.19✨♥️

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Favorite TV Episodes

Suits, “Harvey”

Bob’s Burgers “Every Which Way but Goose”

Grown-ish, “Body Count”

Miracle Workers

Favorite YouTube Videos

April is showering.