Hi friends! I know the most interesting way to start a post is not to talk about the weather, but I have to mention the weather in Boston. IT IS GORGEOUS! We have really had a Fall and I’m loving every minute of it. I’m sure we will all be paying for this uncharacteristically warm weather by being pounded by snow come January. Don’t worry I will complain with no problem. Until then…the Mutt and I are loving the sunshine!
Ok, so now to the real business at hand. It is Fave Five Friday: November Favorites Edition! All of these items I have been loving the whole month and then 2 items that are on the not-so-hot list.
1. How Did This Get Made? podcast
The Scientist won’t often indulge my OCD tendencies to listen over and over to things, but with this podcast even he is on board. The show is hosted by Paul Scheer (from The League ), June Diane Raphael (comedienne and married to Paul), and Jason Mantzoukas (also on The League). The whole point of each show is to bring on a guest and then discuss a specified awful movie that they have all watched for the show. Some of their past discussions include I Know Who Killed Me, Green Lantern, The Smurfs, and Burlesque. There are tons of jokes and observations that most people make but can’t form into a joke nearly as great as this group does. You can even get in on the action by learning about a week before the discussion what movie they will be watching.
2. American Horror Story
Holy crap this show is nuts. I don’t even know how to describe it, but to say that it keeps me on the edge of my seat the entire show. It is creepy. It leaves you wanting more. It is totally unsettling. I love it.
3. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter ~$6-7
Moisturizing, super pigmented, and not sticky at all. This is one of the better lipsticks out there and it can be found in any drugstore. Sign me up for one of each! Right now I’m a big fan of the Peach Parfait and Berry Smoothie.
4. Suave Styling Heat Protection Spray ~$3.50
I’ve tried several different sprays but have had a hard time finding something that wasn’t sticky or made my hair a bit hard. I just spray this on my damp hair before blow drying and then again if I am going to use any heat styling tools like my straightner or curling iron.
5. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
I absolutely adore Mindy Kaling. Her blog is relatable (for a slight neurotic, sarcastic, girlie girl) and interesting to read. I used to only think of her as Kelly Kapoor from The Office until I realized she actually writes, directs, acts and is all around fantastic. She is super talented and I have a soft spot for women who are following their dreams. Mindy is also super friendly on Twitter and has responded to several of my tweets . What?! This is important stuff for a celebrity lover such as myself. This book reads similar to a journal and gives some great insight the nutty thoughts of a girl trying to make it in the early stages of her career and other fun ramblings.
I really wanted to love this wand. I’ve actually tried several different wands, but this one was one was the worst of the worst. Not only does it completely leave the ends of the curls all weird looking, but it also seems to really dry my hair out. It looked frizzy and completely unkempt by the end of the day. I was hoping for a nice wavy look and instead got my old perm from when I was a kid. Scary. Unfortunately I don’t think curling wands for this girl.
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast
Sticky. Feels like glue. Impossible to blend. Has a funky odor. Totally not worth the money.
One of my 31W31 items was to make a YouTube video and post it. I’m thinking that maybe the next edition of my Fave Five Friday might be in video form. What do you think?!
Do you have a YouTube channel?! Are you a YouTube watcher/fan?