October Favorites: Reese’s Candy Converter & More ‘Narnia’ by Netflix

Before we begin this October Favorites post:

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE AND HAVE NOT YET DONE SO, KINDLY DROP EVERYTHING NOW AND GO TO YOUR POLLING PLACE. YES, IT’S THAT SERIOUS. GO FREAKING VOTE. LIKE, NOW. THANK YOU.

With that out of the way, let’s just jump right into my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for October 2018.

Favorite News Articles

1. Reese’s set up a candy converter in NYC for all of your unwanted treats. Goodbye, Necco wafers.

2. Netflix is developing a TV series and new films for The Chronicles of Narnia! My binge-watching chair is ready.

3. Meghan Markle is pregnant. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not kidding when they said they wanted to have children right away!

4. David Schwimmer’s doppelganger is a thief. #ItWasntRoss

Favorite Music

1. “Panoramic Girl” by Young the Giant. Strangely, this beautiful ballad is the only song I really like from their new album.

2. NYLA by Fancy Feelings / Animal Feelings ft. Anya Marina. Thanks for reminding me that at this time of year I’d rather be in LA for a mild autumn.

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Meghan Markle (Halloween Costume Edition)

Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex Halloween Costume Commonwealth Day Service

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume to go out tonight in?

Chances are you have almost (if not everything) you need in your closet to dress up as Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex!

The outfit Meghan wore to the Commonwealth Day Service earlier this year can be easily replicated with a little blue or black dress, clutch bag, a white or cream-colored coat, and a beret.

Add that gorgeous smile and you’re good to go for Halloween 2018!

See below for items inspired by Meghan Markle’s look.

Coat:

1. Simply Be., $36.49

2. Bloomingdale’s, $995.00

Dress:

3. Macy’s, $97.99

4. Net-A-Porter, $245.00

Clutch Bag:

5. Neiman Marcus, $278.00

6. Luis Via Roma, $625.00

Beret:

7. Nordstrom Rack, $12.97

8. ASOS, $16.00

September Favorites: #DoTheLilo & ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Live-Action Series

September 2018 is one of those months I’d prefer not to remember. It just reinforced my hatred for politics.

Also, RIP Laurex 😥

Anyway, let’s just jump right into my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for September, shall we?

Favorite News Articles

1. #DoTheLilo. Umm, okay, sure. Idk if this dance will really catch on here though, Lindsay. Maybe in Greece?

2. A live action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming to Netflix! I coincidentally JUST finished watching the animated series with my bf 😀

3. Maroon 5 is performing for half-time at Super Bowl LIII. I AM SO HYPE.

Favorite Music

1. “Entropy” by Supa Bwe ft. Dounia. The fact that this featured artist is from Queens is making this even more amazing for me!

2. “Damn” by Christine and the Queens. “What must a woman do?” you ask? Where do I begin?

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August Favorites: LeBron 2020 & LaurDIY’s Tiny Hands

I’ve been super tired over the last couple of days, so I’m going to keep this monthly favorites post short and sweet so I can take a nap.

Without further ado, here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for August 2018.

Favorite News Articles

1. It appears LeBron James might run for president in 2020 or something?

2. RIP Aretha Franklin.

3. Meet Paul Flart, farting security guard and Instagram sensation.

4. Reese Witherspoon threw some ice cream at Meryl Street on the set of Big Little Lies

5. Twilight is back in theaters for its 10th anniversary!

Favorite Music

1. “Blazed” by Ariana Grande ft. Pharrell is LIT.

2. “Near/Far” by Death Cab for Cutie is everything you could ever want from their new album Thank You For Today.

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Gallery Mondays: Chihuly’s “Rose Crystal Tower”

It’s been some time since I’ve posted a Gallery Mondays (sorry!) but I’m back with one this week and I’ll try to be better at posting these more than just once a month.

For this Gallery Mondays we have the amazing 31-foot tall “Rose Crystal Tower” by Dale Chihuly. I heard about this sculpture being in Union Square since October 2017, and I had seen it once from very far away at night. However, I didn’t take a photo of it because my phone camera wasn’t capturing it well enough. When I went back to Union Square a few months later, I couldn’t find it! It took me a whole eight months after the first time I saw it to find it again. In June, I went to see Oceans 8, and as I walked toward Regal Union Square Stadium 14 I saw the sculpture and snapped a pic right away.

What I love most about Chihuly’s work is the vibrant colors he uses, and this sculpture is no exception. “Rose Crystal Tower” is made of purple-ish “polyvitro” crystals that look more pink at night when lit up. It reminds me of a piece of rock candy!

This sculpture will be at Union Square until the end of October, so go check it out if you’re nearby!

July Favorites: Celine Dion Memes & Childish Gambino’s ‘Summer Pack’

July 2018 had me all over the place.

It went from jaw dropping celebrity engagements to Demi Lovato’s hospitalization (glad you’re doing alright now, girl!), and I’m seriously beginning to think this is going to be the most emotional summer ever.

I hope the wedding planners of Hollywood are ready for this (looking at you Justin, Hailey, Nick, and Priyanka).

My carpal tunnel has been acting up over the last couple of days so let’s keep this one short and sweet with minimal commentary:

Favorite News Articles

1. My fave of the Celine Dion memes: “Trudeau window, to the wall.”

2. Congrats are in order for the recently engaged couples Hailey Baldwin & Justin Bieber, and Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas!

3. This is what happens when you mess with journalists, Daily News.

Favorite Music

1. I can’t tell which of these two super smooth summery tunes I like best from Childish Gambino’s Summer Pack EP.

2. “Soulmate” by Justin Timberlake is just what I needed this summer.

3. I think I like this Spotify Sessions version of “Bloom” by Troye Sivan more than the original.

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Influenster Vacay VoxBox Review

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*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. 

With summer comes another VoxBox from Influenster for me to review!

This Vacay VoxBox arrived a few weeks ago while I was having internet problems, but now that the nightmare of Wi-Fi past is over, I can finally show you guys the goodies inside.

There are several items in this box that I was very excited to receive. This tiny VoxBox was packed with Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer and Clean It Up Shampoo, KISS Blowout Lashes, Invisibobble, and a Target coupon for the new Sour Patch Kids Fire or Freeze candy.

Let’s dig in:

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1-Primer: I love that this product has argan oil in it (I’ve recently become OBSESSED with natural ingredients). I’ve been wanting to see if argan oil would make my hair look any different than olive oil does. Apparently this also protects against UV damage. Maybe it’ll even protect my hair from summer frizziness? We shall see.

Eva NYC Clean It Up Shampoo: I’m perfectly happy with the shampoo I’m currently using, so I’m going to hand this over to someone else. Like the Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer, this product contains argan oil, which is pretty cool.

KISS Blowout Lashes in Pageboy: I’ve only ever tried fiber lashes, so I’m pretty stoked to find a special event to wear these to! I wear glasses, though, so I hope they’re not too long, or else they’ll brush against my specs. I’ve heard from those with naturally long eyelashes complain about the glasses problem A LOT. It’s a problem I wouldn’t mind having if it meant some extra wink length.

Invisibobble Original: As you might have seen in my haul video back in January on YouTube, I’ve been using (and loving) coil hair ties to stop breaking my locks. The ones I currently own are black, so I’m very much appreciating a second color option to match my lighter toned outfits. This is supposed to prevent marks from forming in your hair when you tie it up in a ponytail or bun, but my hair is so coarse I can’t really escape it. Regardless, I don’t see any strands getting stuck in these coils when I take them out of my hair, so I’ll give these an A-.

 

Sour Patch Kids Candy Freeze: It appears that the item you have to do the most work for ends up being the best. These were so yummy! I had to try two different Target stores in Manhattan to find the flavor I wanted (I got to choose between Fire and Freeze, so I was not about to burn my mouth with the Fire flavored ones if I didn’t have to), but it was so worth it. You don’t notice the cooling sensation until a bit after you swallow the first one. It’s quite nice on the tongue and the throat. Side note: I also got a cool Sour Patch wallet sticker for the back of my phone!

Overall, my favorites in this Vacay VoxBox are the Invisibobble and the Sour Patch Freeze candies. And who knows, I might like the way I look in the KISS Blowout Lashes when I finally get invited to something I can wear them to.