It has been, what feels like forever, since the last time I’ve done a favorites post! I believe my last one was all the way back in January of this year, so it’s no doubt that we are totally overdue for a post of this nature! With that being said, my favorites are from a super-extended amount of time, but for the sake of the blog, we will call them my April obsessions, specifically.
Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick | Supernatural
In preparation for wedding season just around the corner, I was on the hunt for a new nude lipstick that I could wear for any occasion, or even any day during the week! I sorted through many articles and products online and narrowed it down to this lippie from Dose of Colors. I had never bought a product of theirs before, so I guess you could say I was taking a leap in turning to a new brand for an item I wanted to be a staple in my beauty routine. I will tell you, this product did not disappoint! The matte formula is extremely comfortable and applies extremely rich and opaque. Another bonus? Not only is it long-lasting, but this product is vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, and paraben free! You can find this lippie here.
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines
Who the hell doesn’t want to be Joanna Gaines? I mean, Fixer Upper is the holy grail of home shows, is it not? This being said, I naturally had to get my hands on her cookbook the second it came out. So, that is exactly what I did! I figured this whole “moving out on my own” thing was a great excuse to justify this purchase. Although it is packed away with most of my belongings for the big move coming up, I have rifled through some of the pages and I am overly pleased with what I’ve seen thus far! I am actually excited to start cooking [aka learn how to cook] – shocking, I know! You can get it here.
GLDN by Layered and Long
While this technically is not an item, this has become my new favorite place to shop for jewelry! Their pieces are all hand crafted and you can tell they are made with love. They have the greatest customer support team, and when you receive your orders, they custom write you messages and share their love as if you are best friends with the jeweler that hand-crafted your piece! I have two pieces from them currently in my collection, as well as a few gifts on the way. I will not stop giving this company the highest of praise and am demanding you all check them out at your soonest convenience! No, really. Check out their website.
Tasty: Latest & Greatest – Everything You Want to Cook Right Now
I know what you’re thinking – for someone who doesn’t cook, why the heck is another cookbook making its’ way onto my April favorites list? Well, because this cookbook is heaven sent, that’s why! I spend a good chunk of my time at night watching videos of food on Facebook, with drool practically hanging from my mouth. So, when I saw that Tasty, the greatest source of food videos, had a cookbook out, it was a no-brainer that I needed to add this to my now-growing cookbook collection. The recipes are simple, it comes with a bunch of pictures, it’s cut and dry, and it’s all the recipes for the videos that I can’t help but watch late at night. What more could I want out of life? You can get it here.
My mom has most recently started watching Cheers on Netflix, and I have found myself jumping in to her binge sessions. I had seen some episodes here and there, and even went to visit the bar multiple times on trips to Boston, but never really got into this show, as it concluded four months after I was born in May of 1993. My parents had recently been talking about how it was a show that they loved back in the day, so they decided to see if it was available to stream. It was, and they have been watching ever since! I feel like this show is somewhat iconic enough that I don’t have to go into full detail regarding its’ premise, but it’s a good one! While, admittedly, some of the show is so extremely corny that it is borderline unwatchable, I will say that the majority of it is absolutely hilarious and it is easy to get sucked in to one episode after another. it has become one of my new go-to’s to watch when I can’t seem to find anything decently worth my time while scrolling through cable.
For hockey fans, this time of the year could resemble the weeks or days leading up to Christmas morning. I think that playoffs for the NHL are the greatest in all of professional sports and is something that I look forward to year after year. Hockey all season is great, but once playoffs come around, the game seems completely different. I am sure all you avid fans can understand the point that I am trying to get across here. No, my team has not made it to the playoffs for yet another year, but that does not stop me from watching! Rightly so, Buffalo always pulls out in the top 3 for TV ratings of the NHL playoffs, so I know I am not alone when I say this!