Back with another (long overdue) Friday Favorites.
FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES
My Short Hair!
I chopped off my hair a few months ago. I think October to be exact. But, since I’ve been MIA, I haven’t debuted it on the blog yet! I’m loving the short hair because I’m not constantly fussing over it and it’s inspired me to play around and style it more. I’ve been loving the look of short wavy hair.
How much do you hate me for still posting Christmas looking photos? But, this is my first time having a flannel pj set and let me just say, it’s a game changer. I always thought flannel pjs would be thick and too hot. This pair is so soft and pretty lightweight for being flannel, plus I’m in love with the print.
Plaid, Plaid, Plaid!
Thomas Kinkade Calendar
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Disney. Every Sunday, I watch Disney vlogs so I can vicariously live through people visiting Disney. Thomas Kinkade is an amazing artist who makes the most incredible Disney art. Seriously, his prints are at the top of my wish list when I visit Disney. But in the meantime, Eddie bought me this amazing Thomas Kinkade Disney 2019 calendar and it is stunning.
Adult Coloring Books
If you have anxiety or have a hard time relaxing and clearing your mind or just have trouble focusing, get you an adult coloring book. I have several including a Thomas Kinkade Disney one that Eddie got me for my birthday. They are so intricate and have so much detail that it really helps me relax and forget all my stress and be in the moment and really focus on what I’m doing. Plus, Eddie got me a case for my colored pencils for Christmas and I can not tell you how happy it made me to sit there and organize it all by color. These are the exciting things in life I look forward to!
WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS
I’m still recovering from the holidays so I’m replacing this week’s “Shopping Adventures” and since I have an extensive skincare and makeup routine going live on Monday, I’m replacing this week’s “Beauty Corner” and instead sharing what I got for Christmas! I may or may not have made my mom & boyfriend a PowerPoint with my wish-list…
Ever since I was in college, I loved watching YouTubers share their “What I Got for Christmas” videos and this year was no different and I fell down a hole watching every single video I could find. Maybe I’m weird, but I just love seeing what other people get as gifts so I wanted to share what I received this year.
If you watch these videos on YouTube then you know it’s customary to start with this disclaimer. I’m in no way bragging. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really come to appreciate giving gifts more than receiving them. But, I think these kinds of videos and posts are so fun and I really love everything I received this year so I wanted to share.
The makeup lover in me is SCREAMING!! I have a hard time applying makeup in my apartment because I can never find good lighting so my world has been changed with this mirror. You can adjust the brightness, it is rechargeable and has Bluetooth so you can listen to music or answer calls while using it and you can even charge your phone with it. Plus it’s travel friendly!!
Ever since I cut my hair, I’ve been trying to style it more, but with my old & crappy curling iron, I was getting nowhere. I’ve been saving for this curling trio so when I unwrapped this, I was ecstatic!! I stayed home for most of my week off, but I would still practice curling my hair with it and I am so in love. It’s truly worth the money!
Another item I keep saving for, but kept hesitating on so I was so happy to open this. I’ve been using my Clarisonic since I was in college and it really has changed my skin. But, I’ve heard some amazing things about Foreo and since it’s all silicone, you don’t have to buy replacement heads. They are a competitor brand to Clarisonic so I’m excited to compare the two. So far, I’m really loving my Foreo.
The prettiest little Minnie earrings & necklace. I’ve been loving Disney jewelry lately and trying to up my jewelry game in general so I am in love with this duo.
If you’ve seen any of my photos taken in my apartment, you’ve probably seen a peek of my Funko Pop collection. I just love them so much!! I have the entire Mean Girls collection, Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect, Cinderella, Audrey Hepburn and RuPaul. But, these two have to be my favorite. Eddie got me the Blair Waldorf one, which if you know me, you know I am obsessed with Blair Waldorf. And my mom got me The Grinch which is my absolute fave holiday movie and character!! These two are already displayed proudly on my desk!
Give me all the Disney merch!! I’ve been eyeing this mini backpack for my still-not-booked-yet Disney 2019 vacation and this made me even more determined to make this trip happen!!
Just looking at this BeautyBlender set makes me so happy. Look at all these colors!! Plus, their corresponding cleanser!! I normally only have one sponge at a time and I really try to stretch the lifespan of it so I’m so excited to now have options!!
I never knew I needed this item in my life and now I can’t live without it. I never knew where to put my BeautyBlender when I finished using it because since it gets bigger when you wet it, it no longer fits in the container it comes in and since it’s still wet, you shouldn’t put it in an enclosed container. So I can now just put them in this handy dandy holder that looks great on my makeup counter.
My mouth is watering over this bronzer & highlighter! Is that weird?? I just love makeup so much. This bronzer is so raved about, but I kept hesitating picking it up and this highlighter is limited edition so my inner makeup lover is going wild!
I am so excited about this, you have no idea! Eddie got this for me and it came in a 2 pack so I have one on my desk at home to hold up my iPad so I can binge watch RHONY while I work. And I’m taking one to work because Eddie knows, I am so picky about my workspace. I can now keep all my pens and pencils and markers in one organized spot next to my phone and next to my planner. The organization freak inside of me is doing cartwheels!
Watching… I’m finally caught up with Dynasty! That show is so underrated and so amazing. It is the Atlanta version of Gossip Girl and more people need to be talking about it!! Also caught up on Riverdale and honestly I’m not crazy about this season. I just don’t know where they are taking it. Dumplin’ is amazing and is on Netflix. I’ve watched it several times! And I just started watching Salt Fat Heat Acid on Netflix and really loving it so far.
Listening… Little Mix’s new album LM5 is gold. It is amazing. And Jojo re-released her first two albums and it is giving me all the feels. Podcast wise, I’ve been enjoying Sh*t They Don’t Tell You by Nikki Limo & Steve Greene who are two YouTubers. It is informative yet funny. Each week they discuss a new topic and bring on guests and basically talk about things you don’t typically know and kind of learn from life experiences like traveling or dealing with anxiety or skincare. And I just started listening to Pretty Basic which is also by two lifestyle YouTubers, Remi Ashten and Alisha Marie. I don’t really watch them regularly, but I decided to give their podcast a try and I’m only two episodes in and already in love. Their friendship really shines through and they are just more “real” which they touch upon in the podcast. Just give it a try!
Reading… I made a New Years Goal to read 100 books and yet I’m currently reading…nothing! I ordered a few books from Amazon and I’m waiting for them to come in so I can start. I’ve also been thinking about getting a Kindle or Nook, but I’m on the fence. I used to download a bunch of books on my iPad, but my iPad is so old and goes in and out so I don’t want to invest in books and then lose everything! If you have a kindle or nook, I would love hear what you think and if it’s worth it.
HAVE YOU READ?
Rach is my favorite “online blogger friend.” She is just so inspiring. I loved hearing about her 2019 goals and plus she is wearing the most amazing outfit.
Kathleen reflected on her 2018 and I actually had tears in my eyes reading this. Love her and her honesty and how eloquently she got her emotions across.
One of my favorite posts are style recaps and I love how Caroline switched it up and shared her best pieces of 2018.
- I’m really excited about my posts for next week. I’m finally sharing an in depth look at my full makeup and skincare collection. It took so long to write!! But, I can’t wait for you guys to see it. I’m also sharing a really personal post next week that was really hard for me to write and something that I’m constantly second guessing so I may need Eddie to just hit that publish button for me.
- This weekend, Eddie and I will probably just relax. I haven’t quite decided! I want to spend more time on my blog, plus A Series of Unfortunate Events season 3 was just released so I’m going to force him to watch it with me. Or I may drag him out to take some photos, I just don’t know yet!!
I hope you all are having a great start to 2019.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to check out my Friday favorites and stopping by to my little corner of the internet.
Have a great weekend!