Ahhh Spring, finally! We’re still having pretty cold days around here but the snow is gone! Related, flood season is upon us, even worse than last year’s… Do you guys have significant flooding where you live?
To get my mind off things, I selected a few of my current favorite things! There’s a bit of everything so I’ll go ahead and divide them into categories, let’s start!
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Wizards! Magic! Love! Teenage Angst! This book is everything. You follow Simon Snow (The Mage’s Heir) through his last year at the Watford School for Magicks.
Sound familiar? Yeah, it was originally a fictional world inspired by Harry Potter used in another one of Rainbow Rowell’s books ‘Fangirl’.
Anyway, it is better to read ‘Fangirl’ first, but not necessary.
The sequel ‘Wayward Son’ is scheduled to come out in September 2019 and I can’t wait!
When life gives you demons by Jennifer Honeybourne
Cute, funny and campy. Reminds me a bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in that way.
Shelby has been training to be an Exorcist, not super common for a high school girl! We follow her in her training and on the job, as well as in her daily school life.
Pretty cool story and a very fast read!
Etude House Lip Tints
First of all, these are beyond cute! They look like popsicles!
Beyond the packaging, the formula is very nice, it leaves a sheer color on the lips that looks almost natural, just better.
You can layer them quite easily and they work great to make that gradient lip that is so popular around Asia.
Pretty cheap too, I got mine on Beautynetkorea and I paid less than $5 a piece.
Body Shop Skin Sponge
Sure is a loofah.
But that is the best damn loofah I ever had. Plus, exfoliating with this bad boy first got me the smoothest leg shave ever, that’s enough for me to buy a dozen.
The cherry on top on the sundae, however, is that this little exfoliating wonder is made out of recycled milk cartons. What? Yup! Recycling at it’s very best.
I’m apparently way late on this particular bandwagon too as they seem to have been making those for quite a while. Oh well, better late than never!
Atelier Cologne Stories
Atelier Cologne is my absolute favorite brand of perfume.
This little package is super neat because you get to try a lot of scents for a much smaller price ($25 at Sephora, just in case you want to check it out)
My personal favorite from this particular set is ‘Orange Sanguine’, my all time favorite from the brand is ‘Figuier Ardent’, but all the scents are so nice!
Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Candle
Eucalyptus & Spearmint, not sure if this relieves my stress whatsoever but it smells so very nice.
Fresh but not too much like citrus can sometimes be, you know? No? Just me then…
Major plus too, it’s strong enough to cover the wet dog smell in my house so there’s that.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina part 1 & 2
Sabrina the teenage witch got a makeover, and it’s dark.
It’s also feminist, inclusive AF, a little spooky and all around awesome! Do yourself a favor and watch it on Netflix. It has about 20 episodes so it’s not a huge commitment.
For those of you unfamiliar with the original, Sabrina is a half-witch, half-mortal. On her 16th birthday, she has to choose which world she’ll be a part of forever. Quite the decision… or is it?
That being said, I think that this is a show that will become cult, like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ or ‘Charmed’.
Go check it out, Praise Satan!
Yes, it is a Korean TV Show.
BUT, not only is it on Netflix, but it’s only 12 episodes of 15 minutes. You can handle subtitles for 3h I’m sure.
The episodes are so short but the storyline is still super convoluted and compelling. A new homeroom teacher shows up, but somehow, he seems to know an awful lot about the student’s personal lives… There’s also this contract business that has to be signed with blood…
Absolutely check it out, it’s amazing!
I’ve been craving noodles and spicy food in general, which is not great for my diet…
I had Jjajangmyeon a few times (even got my picky friend Kim to try it and she loved it) It’s just so savory and just comfort food enough for those dark rainy spring days.
You can check out my post about it HERE
I have also been going out to eat far too often…
My current favorites are Subway (yeah, I know…) and any kind of pizza.
Actually, I’m thinking of having an entire post dedicated to my search for the perfect frozen pizza… Is that a good idea? I mean, it’s probably going to happen either way but, would you like it?
That’s it for today guys, hope you enjoyed these favorites of mine and do let me know in the comments if there’s new stuff I should try. Some favorite of yours maybe?
Until next time,