It’s good, but I still think Capitol Hill Block Party knocked it out of the park for me this week!
We’ve always been pretty big on television and I won’t lie to you that watching TV while multi-tasking has stunted my productivity over the years, but I can’t help it! Since I’ve spent a lot of years living alone, I loved having the TV on as background noise. It made home feel a lot less quiet. I also just enjoyed the range of television shows that I’ve watched over the years. As I was reading the news today, I discovered a new series that will be coming to the Disney Channel. And yes, I’m on the verge of 27, but no one was more upset than me about the loss of “Girl Meets World.” I wrestled for a minute or two on whether or not to take 30 minutes of my time to watch the full first episode and I’m glad I did. Andi Mack is a newly 13-year old girl who is basically using this birthday the way we all did when we turned 13 – to come out of our shell a little bit more, take more risks, and figure out who she is. She’s got two best friends, a crush, her parents, and her cool older sister. Mini spoiler alert though, on her birthday, she discovers that her cool older sister is actually her mom and that her “mom” is actually her Grandma.
This is BIG for Disney channel, right?! I mean have they ever had a series like this? I don’t think so. More importantly, I love the fact that they are bringing more Asian actors and actresses into their original series. I don’t exactly know how the rest of the season will pan out, but I’m really rooting for this one and I find it to be pretty tasteful so far – at least for a pilot episode.
Let’s just say that there was never any doubt that the pink Starburst was clearly the best Starburst of all. As a result…what we’ve all known for a very long time… the makers are letting us have what we want for a limited time only – ALL PINK STARBURSTS. You can purchase them in this bag pack pictured above for $4 (a steal really) or a 12-pack of pink Starbursts for $1. How much does a regular Starburst pack even cost? I feel like, not that. Beginning in April, you’ll be able to get your all pink at retailers including Target, Walmart, and Amazon. Happy snacking!
This is a great lineup, but secondly – how great are the colors being used for this year’s festival?! Designgasm… I just made that word up. I hope that’s okay. As most of you know, Capitol Hill Block Party has always been very near and dear to my heart and this lineup looks SO good. Should we fly home for it? Answer y/n.
It has been a few years since I’ve worn eyeshadows as part of my daily routine, but I mostly cut it out to save myself some time and to truly have for myself an “every day” look and a look for nights when I’m going out and dressing up a bit more. When I saw that Stila had released these new liquid eyeshadows though, I stopped in my tracks. I can’t get over how shimmery and mermaid-like these shades look and now I’m filled with curiosity on how these would look on me! As some of you may recall, I am Stila’s #1 fan when it comes to their eyeliner, however, in doing a quick search… I just realized that they have discontinued my favorite one. Well, that’s quite a plot twist. Whatever the case though, I’m excited that these new liquid eyeshadows also double as a shimmery eyeliner. I haven’t ever used a liquid eyeshadow before, but in watching the video below, it seems easy enough and application is sometimes the most difficult challenge for me when it comes to new products.
I might have expressed too much anger on Twitter Sunday night after the wrong film was called for “Best Picture” and the reason why is because this flub did not give “Moonlight” the attention it deserved. There have been many articles and critiques written about this already so I don’t want to echo anything you’ve already heard, but the cast of “Moonlight” didn’t have their opportunity to truly shine. Instead, the whole event was directed at Warren Beatty, Steve Harvey, “La La Land,” and now there is even a cover in which “La La Land” and “Moonlight” have to share the spotlight together. That was really unnecessary.
Since Sunday night was such a fiasco, Barry didn’t get to deliver the speech that he intended. That has been released today though and I thought I would include that for all of you to read:
“Given what happened in those last 10 minutes of the ceremony, I don’t know how I managed any words at all,” Jenkins concluded. “It is what it is.”
I was just reading a question on Quora yesterday where someone asked what the best way to discover beauty products was. In 2017, I would chalk it up to three things: samples, your friends, and beauty boxes! I may be well into my 20’s, but I can admit that I’m not a pro when it comes to doing my makeup. I still get even the basics of it wrong so when there’s an event like a company’s holiday party where I need my face to look good, I leave it to those who do it best. Getting your makeup done at a counter or a store allows the people doing your makeup to tell you exactly what each product does. A lot of the time, I swear I’m just doing guess work when I’m by myself. I also rely on my friends to tell me what they love to use and why it works for them. Lastly, one of the best trends for makeup is with beauty boxes. Samples are your best friend. It’s like getting into a non-committal relationship with your beauty product and I can’t think of anything better. Well, I can think of one thing that is better. Beauty boxes by Target!
Target is officially launching their monthly subscription box that will deliver their top selling products to your doorstep for a record breaking price of $7. My eyeliner costs more than that and that’s just one piece. For their upcoming March box, you’ll be receiving these products at a $25 value: MISSHA’s Time Revolution Essence, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Lip Shine, Skinfix’s Foaming Oil Cleanser, and more by Dove and Soapbox. There are all sample sizes, but I think from looking at the box, everyone can tell you’re getting more bang for your buck here.
Target | 1
Everyone else | 0
Didn’t it feel like that awards show was lasting forever?
Best Picture: Moonlight
Direction: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Actress: Emma Stone, La La land
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
Cinematography: La La Land
Production Design: La La Land
Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
Sound Editing: Arrival
Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
Score: La La Land
Song: “City of Stars” from La La Land
Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
Animated Feature: Zootopia
Documentary Feature: OJ: Made in America
Animated Short: Piper
Documentary Short: The White Helmets
Live Action Short: Sing
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It’s never easy to say goodbye to a brand. I hate walking past a dying store in a mall with sale signs plastered all of their windows. It’s something that you can’t take your eyes off of. You know you shouldn’t look. There isn’t going to be anything in there for you anyways… but at the end of it, you succumb because who can resist a good deal? Nasty Gal and I didn’t have a relationship. I’ve never owned any of their pieces and the extent of us being acquaintances even was really just including them in our posts whenever prom, Valentine’s Day, or holiday party season rolled around. I liked their pieces, but never enough to fully own them. Now that I know they are having a colossal close-out sale though, I thought someone should take advantage. And to be honest, it looks like people have all day because things are flying! Check out the entire sale here. Get it before it’s too late!