Collinswoah13’s Monthly Favorites!

Going over my favorites for the month of January!

Hello and welcome back beautiful beings of the Internet!

Okay guys, so as the title says I thought it’d be fun to go over some of my favorite things of the month. This way you can get to know me a little bit better and hopefully get some recommendations on things! So let’s get right to it!

Gaming favorites:

Lunar White Xbox One Controller (GameStop exclusive)-okay so this is the controller that I use exclusively for my PC gaming, when I use a controller. This controller just feels like quality without the price of a pro controller. And it looks slick. Its an absolutely beautiful controller and the just added touches to it since it isn’t a first run controller are something that I both love and appreciate.

Paper Mario Color Splash (Wii U)– This game. It is by far my favorite game that I have played all month. I’m sure that comes as no surprise to any of you since I raved about it in my Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday post.  I personally have finally started to hit more challenging parts of the game which I am SUPER stoked about. I’m sure you’re like me where you actually want some frustration and difficulty in a game. If I’m just cruising through a game and I’m not getting frustrated either to the point of needing to walk away and think about my particular situation or wanting to rage quit (and sometimes actually rage quitting), then it’s not that truly great of a game in my opinion. So when the going started to get tougher in Paper Mario, I was very excited. Now I am currently stuck in the game and taking a break but it’s still just as fantastic (if not just a bit more) as I thought it was last week.

Frends Headphones-Taylor-As a gift to myself I finally bought some Frends headphones which I had been wanting for a very long time. I opted for the Taylors which are larger and still on the ear fitting. Now these headphones were supposed to be solely for editing, listening to music and things of that nature but I caught myself quite a few times using them while gaming on my laptop. Now this was because of laziness mostly, but I can say I quite enjoy these a bit more than my cat headphones from Brookstone. While those are super cute and great in themselves, the mic is clearer and better on the Frends and they’re just easier to grab and use for PC things rather than grabbing the cat ones that I use for console, party gaming. I highly recommend these, they are pricey and be warned they are heavy headphones but they are SO worth the money!

Television favorites:

Third Rock from the Sun– I watched this show as a kid and have always loved it. I think this show was bizarre in all the right ways and just downright humorous. I have found myself re-watching all six season (currently on season 4, if you were curious), and it has really been my go to show when having any meal and just when I’m in need of a laugh. Thankfully all 6 seasons are on Netflix which makes my life a lot easier than fumbling with DVDs, remembering where I was and watching a full episode before stopping, and etc. If you haven’t seen the show before the cast is amazing! Full of just amazing talent. There are four people that are trying to pose as a regular, suburban family but they’re really aliens from another planet coming to study the human experience and life on Earth. The great thing about this is that these four are experiencing things for the first time so a lot of their reactions are just over the top and funny. If you haven’t seen the show before, give it a try. Its worth your time.

Sword Art Online– I know I talked about this a little in my Currently Watching: Anime! blog post last week but I have to give the dubbed version of Sword Art Online my favorite this month in regards to anime, I thought I really enjoyed the show before in subbed but I just really appreciate the care in the choices for the dubbed voices. They all seem to be very fitting and sound like how I wanted them to sound in a dubbed version before the dubbed version was available to me.

Catfish– Reality TV IS my guilty pleasure. I just love the train wreck that reality TV almost always is and can’t get enough of it. Catfish is one of my biggest guilty pleasures because usually when I start watching it, I CAN’T STOP. It’s just addicting. My heart goes out for these people getting Catfished because love is blind, deaf, and dumb most of the time and sadly some people just have a hard time being honest but I just find that this makes for great TV. I might be slightly terrible but I just love this show. If you haven’t seen it (you’re crazy) and you like reality TV I recommend this show (most, if not all of it, is on Hulu) I do caution you. Be careful. You can lose an entire day just watching this show. And yes, I’ve done that far too often.

Miscellaneous favorites:

Soap & Glory’s the Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser– As a female I like to look nice, keep my skin nice, etc. but I have NO idea what I am doing most of the time and only recently have I been trying to take better care of myself especially when it comes to beauty treatments. I unfortunately suffer from having larger than average pores on my face and I don’t particularly like this fact. I also have combination skin (meaning differently places on my face are oily and other places are dry) so when going to Walgreen’s I happened to see that they carried Soap & Glory products which I have heard good things about (thank YouTube) and decided to look. I stumbled upon this product and decided to try it out and I am so happy that I did. It’s AMAZING. Its super simple to use (simple and easy are things I need) and you can feel it working immediately after use. All you have to do is wash your face with it. That’s it. Afterwards you can feel that your face is actually tighter. And you can see that the pores are smaller and A LOT cleaner. Go. Buy. This.

Pentatonix– I never jumped on the Pentatonix ban wagon until recently and that is only because of the absolutely beautiful version of Jolene that they did with Dolly Parton. The second song of theirs that I heard and LOVE (and still listen to even though it’s not Christmas time) is their version of Mary, Did You Know? which is hauntingly great. I think its interesting because I love Acapella music but stayed away from the Pentatonix because I’m not typically a ban wagoner and I also just don’t want to get caught up in hype and like something just because of that hype. Which I am most definitely guilty for. But I finally discovered the Pentatonix and have been listening to them quite a bit more than I would really like to admit.

The Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott– This book. Is by far, my favorite book I have read this month. So fun little fact about me, I LOVE to read. I am a book snob too. I also like to call myself a book discoverer. I like to explore bookstores, libraries and books themselves to find the hidden gems. I have found some of my all time favorite books from just wondering around and pulling interesting looking spines off the shelf. This book was a little different because I found it rabbit holing on Amazon books. And I’m not disappointed. So this book is of darker subject matter and is a young adult fiction book (two of my favorite things). This book is about a young girl who was kidnapped when she was just 10 years old. She is now 15 and still living with her kidnapper. She tells about her daily life, struggles, and wants/desires throughout the book. The story is told completely in her point of view and broken up in to small, short chapters that really make the story more. The book is a super quick read and just has cliffhangers after cliffhangers. I don’t want to go too in to the book because I really don’t want to ruin ANYTHING. If you’re looking for an actual novel to read, I can’t suggest this one enough.

So pretty much everything that I even remotely like becomes my favorite for some period of time so it was really hard to narrow it down to just these few. I hope y’all enjoyed it. Let me know what were your favorites for the month of January. I’d love some recommendations on things to try, do, play, watch, etc.! Until Wednesday, stay classy and sassy my fantastic friends 😉

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