July Favorites!

See what I loved in July!

Hello and welcome back friends! I hope you all had a wonderful and happy weekend!

I am sitting here absolutely shook by the face that tomorrow is AUGUST! Seriously. Where has 2017 gone!? Please come back!

As you can see by the title, I’m going to talk about some of my favorite things of this month.

Misc.:

Sharpie Pens –Β  I have been only reaching for and using sharpie pens to use for all my non-day job related writing. They write well, look great, and feel amazing. I love a good pen. I think a good pen is hard to come by and the start of everything when it comes to writing. It just allows everything to keep flowing. When I’m in writing mode I don’t want to have to stop because of pen troubles. And I definitely don’t have to stop when using these pens. Moral of the story: I’m crazy and I love pens. πŸ˜€

Weather –Β  I don’t know where y’all live but here in Ohio the weather has been amazing. It’s been not too hot, just right and absolutely beautiful out. And that includes the rainy days we’ve had lately too πŸ™‚ I love the rain. And when it’s been nice and sunny I have been enjoying being out and about too.

Drawing –Β I go through phases. Ebbs and flows. Drawing is something that I have had ZERO interest in for YEARS! I mean like a decade. For real. But now all I want to do is sit around and draw and strengthen my pretty terrible skills and style. πŸ˜› It’s been my go to recently for my creative outlet. Hopefully I can make something come of it eventually.

Media:

Hanson – I honestly enjoy all genres of music and I go through periods where all I want to do is listen to a certain genre or artist. I have a bit of an obsessive personality. Poor Mathew, am I right?! Lately for me, I have been listening to Hanson. Like as much as I can. I have kept it from Mathew for the most part. So 2017 marks 25 years of Hanson being a band. I think the fact that they are releasing a greatest hits album this September has ignited the recent obsession. I’m honestly really excited for this to come out so I’m preparing by listening to Hanson as much as I can πŸ™‚

Crafty Amino – I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled across this app, I think it was suggested in the app store or an ad or something. So this app is where crafty people can share their creations with a community of crafters. People are really nice and supportive of one another which is even better. I love posting my work to get a genuine reaction (based on likes) of how well something may do in my Etsy shop.

PostSecret.com I have always loved this site but recently have gotten back in the habit of visiting it every week. For those who do not know about PostSecret, it is a site of shared secrets that have been written and mailed anonymously to Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret. Frank Warren then picks some to share on the site each week. I love this project because no matter what I’m going through it gives me hope and perspective. It also let’s me know how I’m not alone in what I’m feeling or going through. Personally the site has helped me a lot and continues to help me every time I visit.

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay – For some reason I have been really in to horror-ish suspenseful fiction as of late. Which is weird because I am a big baby and get scared very easily. Just ask Mathew, he’ll tell you about the haunted walk we went on last October… Anyway, this book is about a girl named Cate who attends an exclusive Welsh boarding school. There is a secret society that brings on a select few new recruits every term to be a part of the Game. The Game is a secret assassin game called Killer. There is one killer who has to creatively “kill” other players while not revealing who he/she is. It’s all fun and games until someone starts attacking players for real. It becomes important to find out who is behind it and stop them because they attack and successfully kill Cate. This book kept me guessing the whole time. I thought that I had the real and fake killer pegged almost the entire time and wound up being shocked. I should have seen it coming though. This book was so good that it actually caused me many weird dreams until I finally sat down and read the rest of it. You know that it really must be a good book then!

Beauty:

City Color’s Bold Brow – I love my brow products. A lot. And I am constantly looking for new things I can use on them to make them look good. The bold brow helps fill in the bald spots that I have in my brows to make them look full while not giving the appearance that I have makeup in them. It makes my brows look very natural. You don’t have the look of mascara in your brows or that you forgot to wipe off the smudge you made from your eye shadow going awry. It’s a brow powder so a little bit goes a looooooong way as I have learned the hard way. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, Bold Brow is my go to for filling in my eyebrows!

Benefit’s High Brow – I told you that I love my brow products. πŸ˜‰ So this is a matte pencil meant to highlight your high brow; the areaΒ right under your eye brow. I use it every day with every makeup look and I think it always looks great and pretty natural. Plus it helps bring the green out in my eyes. That’s always good.

Covergirl’s Kate Kate Eye mascara – This is the mascara that IΒ always go to when doing my makeup. It lifts my long eyelashes so they stay out of my way. This mascara also doesn’t clump and gives great coverage. It does an amazing job at lengthening what I already have.

Well there you have it. The things I have been enjoying this month!

Until Wednesday, stay classy and sassy! ❀

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June Favorites

What I loved in June

Another month came to a close a little too quickly in my opinion. I can’t believe June is over and here we are, about to celebrate Independence Day! I hope you all had a wonderful June.

Media Favorites:

Discord – I personally am not a huge fan of Skype or any of the other providers but Discord is super helpful as my chat agent when playing games online with my friends and family. It gives you a lot of control over the settings which is nice. It also allows you to create groups and chats to always stay connected which is a big selling point for me. I know that other clients offer this but the biggest point is, all of my friends are choosing Discord, so it’s where the party is at, so to speak.

Sims 4 Parenthood – This addition to the game actually brought me back to playing /the Sims 4. I had pretty much abandoned the game because in my opinion, The Sims 3 was the superior entry of the series. Sims 4 had just left out took much until Parenthood hit. I think EA is doing a better job at giving fans what they should have had since the beginning. The fact that the game is getting more and more life-like and realistic is a big attraction to me. I typically like to focus on my families and growing the lineage so the introduction to the parenting skill was super cool. I’m really enjoying the new challenge posed by raising kids; the fact that parents have more of an influence on how their children turn out, that kids go through good and bad phases and can even throw tantrums draws me in more than ever before.

Beauty Favorites:

Bath and Body Works Country Apple Body Mist – I happened to stumble into a Bath and Body Works and came across this body mist and put it in my basket immediately. It smelled JUST like my childhood. I am so happy and beyond thrilled that they came back out with quite a few of the iconic 90’s scents. For a nostalgic 90’s kid, I will take every little thing I can get to relive those amazing moments of my life. Thanks Bath and Body Works for making it a reality. I had no idea how much I longed for and missed that smell until I got a whiff.

Kylie Lip Kits – I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks because they’re less mess and they DRY. Then I don’t have to worry about kissing Mathew and getting lipstick all over him or ruining my lipstick. The great thing about the Kylie lip kits are they’re EASY to apply. I have a difficult time always getting it to look good and get it on fully and correctly. IT’S HARD! I don’t know how people do it so perfectly all the time. I feel like I practice enough. But apparently not. The lip kits are also super pigmented and beautiful. And they don’t look the same on every skin tone. It’s like the color helps match your skin tone and compliments it nicely. I know people who have used Maliboo and it turns out completely different on them than it does me. Same with Posie K. I think they’re worth all the money and last all day without the need to reapply and that’s super important. Especially when shelling out $29 a kit.

Book Favorite:

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page – So I was Β a little weary of this book when I first started reading it because it took everything I thought I knew and loved about Dorothy and Oz and flipped and turned it all around. YES. I know this is fiction based on fiction but the thing about stories are, you have to buy into them to some degree. So calm down, don’t have a cow, it’s okay. I know. Anyway! You find out the Oz we left in the Wizard of Oz is not the same Oz. Everything is not happiness and sunshine. You find this all out through the way of Amy Gumm, a girl from Kansas like Dorothy who is swept up in a tornado and deposited in Oz just like Dorothy. But Oz does not look anything like it had been described in the books, no one is around, those she does find are not friendly at all and Dorothy is a not so nice princess who is ruining all of Oz. Amy is tasked with the mission of taking out Dorothy. Through her training and efforts she discovers she’s unable to trust anyone at all, even those she’s working for and with. Good is wicked and wicked is good. Everything is what it seems yet nothing that is seems. This is a great book and a great first book in the series. I flew through it and can’t wait to see what happens in the second book. If you’re looking for something of the fantasy genre, check it out.

May Favorites!

Things I’ve Been Loving in May!

Hello and welcome!

I can’t believe we are already in June! Oh my gosh. Where has the year gone?! I know it’s a little late BUT I’m going to share what I loved in May!

Media Favorites:

Comedy Rockstar Mikey Mason – I’ve talked about Mikey Mason before but this guy is a fabulous performer. He never disappoints. I always look forward to any show he has whether its online or in person, Mikey will deliver. He will entertain you and he will make you laugh. It does help that his songs are great and catchy too. If you love nerdy things, love comedy, and love music, he’s great for you. He’s also a really nice guy which helps πŸ˜› Be sure to check him out here.

Twitch Streamer SheriffEli – So I happened to stumble across this guy when browsing Twitch trying to find someone new to watch and oh my goodness was I happy to find him. SheriffEli is a full time streamer who primarily roleplays as a cop in Grand Theft Auto V online. He’s got a great personality and a wonderful presence. He’s funny, got a filthy mouth and can get a little raunchy at times. But I personally really enjoy him. To the point that I will watch him rather than watch TV, I find him that enjoyable. Check out his channel here.

Gaming Favorites:

Razer BlackWidow Chroma Gaming Keyboard – This keyboard is my favorite keyboard ever! It’s beautiful. They layout is different slightly from a traditional keyboard but I find myself loving it more. My hands actually tend to gravitate more towards this layout, so typing at work always takes about 10-15 minutes to get used to every day. It’s clicky which I really enjoy hearing. Especially when it drives others crazy. I’m evil, I know. It’s ascetically pleasing and best of all? It’s mine. It’s not a hand-me down, it’s not on loan, it’s not been used before. It’s mine, all mine and it was new!

HuniePop – I talked about this game in my last What I’ve Been Playing Wednesday post. I enjoy this game way too much. And I need to just go ahead and break down and buy it because waiting to play it at the boyfriend’s house is just too long and too much. I’m not that patient. This game is addicting! You try to woo these girls so you can get in their pants. How do you do that you ask?! You play puzzles on the dates with them, obviously! The puzzles get harder and harder as you move forward in the game. And they get harder even when you fail and don’t move forward in the game. It’s challenging and fun. Plus the girls are cute and fun.

Beauty Favorites:

Sheet Face Masks – Lately when I have been going to do face masks I have been preferring the sheet ones. There’s very little mess and they’re just so easy. Plus they hydrate my skin so well. AND you look like a monster when you have them on. What could be better?! I haven’t really been preferring any specific brand over the others. If it’s a sheet mask, then it’s up my alley and I love it. At least currently.

Galaxy Lush Bath Bomb – So I don’t know if that’s the actual name of it but this is my favorite bath bomb. My allergies have been a little crazy lately because of Ohio’s lack of ability to make a decision about the weather, so these bath bombs have been saving me. It seems like they have menthol or mint of some kind in them helping to clear me up and soothe both my insides and out πŸ™‚ It really calms me and helps clear up congestion and sinus pressure. And it makes my bath look like a galaxy. Seriously, it makes it look like I’m bathing in space. How cool is that? Answer: REALLY COOL!

So there you have it. Not too many things but not too little things. Unfortunately I didn’t get time to really read this month BUT DON’T PANIC! I will make time to read this month!

Love you guys and as always, stay classy and sassy ❀