I’ve all but stopped posting photos on Instagram and Facebook (fret not, I shall never cease posting funny animal and baby videos there) so I’m gonna try and post more words in the meantime.
Here’s my recap of the first month of the year and the last month of my 20’s. Some of these things aren’t actually current, it just means I discovered or enjoyed it last month.
Vocabulary word – Profligate
I can’t remember now which movie or TV show I heard this in but I remember hearing it and thinking I should’ve paid more attention to my SAT vocabulary review words 12 years ago.
1. The Night Of
I finished it in the span of a weekend. Was anyone else as amazed as I was with Riz Ahmed’s transformation? I found it so intense I needed to take a break before the last episode by watching the Golden Globes. It makes me sad to think that some people really do fall victim to circumstance the way Naz did.
I am not the biggest fan of stand up comedy so I’m thankful I know of Joe from previous endeavours (Fear Factor LOL) otherwise I probably wouldn’t have given this show the light of day. One of my clients also made a pretty funny reference to this specific show so I decided to give it a shot. He is so hilarious that even my mom (!) couldn’t stop laughing at his lines. We went on a Joe Rogan binge that night and checked out his other features on Netflix and even old Fear Factor episodes.
Movies (on Netflix)
I find it so fascinating when I watch/ read movies about how WWII played out in different countries. This is not as historical as it is dramatic, but it’s incredible nonetheless. It takes some effort for me to commit to a foreign film and I did not peel my eyes away from the TV for a single second during this movie. The fact that this movie has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes should be reason enough for you to watch it.
I’m not even embarrassed that this is the only Oscar nominated movie I’ve seen because it was so good. The fact that I saw it during a pretty tumultuous time in America made it that much more important. I seriously believe every person needs to watch this movie to deal with living in a world where Donald Trump is the president of the free world. Lots of life lessons here, you guys.
Person Of Interest – Chris Hadfield
If you open my YouTube account you’ll see that in addition to beauty and skincare vlogs, my next most searched topic is Chris Hadfield. I have listened to so many interviews and podcasts with him over the past month and have even gone as far as reading an op-ed his son wrote about him. Linking some of my faves for your perusal.
After debating whether to get this or the original pie game, I decided on this because I know my friends will enjoy getting competitive with each other.
This is the best $1.97 I spent all month. This has quickly become one of my favourite makeup brushes. Every time I use it I’m amazed at how soft it is since I’ve definitely spent more on scratchier brushes than this.
This is more of a rediscovered product since I bought this years ago but forgot about it since we packed it in the move. I was looking for some soap and found a tub of skincare products in my mom’s room and this was inside of it. This might be one of the best smelling body oils I’ve ever come across.
I wanted to see if all the hype about this brand was worth it and since I had just learned how to style my hair using a texture spray, I thought this was the perfect entry product into Ouai. To be 100% honest, I kind of regret buying the Davines texturizer because this smells so much better. Less sweet, more fresh, just as flexible and soft. Seriously considering buying the travel size bottle of this spray.
Experience – Snowboarding in Bromont
This was the perfect mountain for the first ride of the season. The runs were wide enough for you to practice on, it wasn’t too crowded or expensive, and just an hour outside of Montreal. I still fell a lot but I think this is the best I’ve boarded in my life.
In my group of friends, you either hate this song (Marko) or you love it (Mike). There is just no in between. Personally, I have no idea what they’re saying; but remembering how much this song annoys Marko makes this song unforgettable.
Another song that reminds me of my friends; specifically Dani. She would not let the night end before we heard this song and she fought tooth and nail to get her hands on the PS3 controller to let us hear it. I love the colour scheme of this entire video.
Artist – The Internet
Felt – organic bamboo cotton sheets
I just repurchased these sheets to fit my new bed and I swear I will never sleep on anything else. Unless they’re these Matteo vintage linen ones.
Received – LED Makeup Mirror
A birthday gift from my mom. The lighting in my room is pretty bad at night so this was perfect for doing my makeup and my nails.
That’s it for now!