Currently sandwiched between one of the more anti-climactic holidays (Halloween) and my favorite holiday ever (National ”People Forget We’re Actually Celebrating Geoncide Day” — I mean, Thanksgiving), I’ve started some habits like hating college and loving small amounts of things in high magnitude. October faves.
After numerous recommendations from friends and the lingering icon on Netflix, I finally came around to watching Peep Show, which turned out to be one of the most refreshing and painfully (emphasis on the “pain”) hilarious series.
Told from first point perspectives and the thoughts of the two main characters,Peep Show centers around two roommates, Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb) and each of their cringingly awkwards and misunderstood situations of their mediocre lives. I cannot stress it enough for people to watch this. It’s brilliant.
Nars Tinted Moisterizer
While this seems to be a product most people prefer in the summer, Autumn/Winter time is when skin dries out the most, so a more dewy, light finish is what I seek in my cooler month makeup routine. After watching one of my favorite YouTuber’s meganisobel rant about how great this was, I decided to get a tester. The coverage is on par with a light foundation, but feels like you’re wearing nothing more than an SPF. Adding in concealer and powder for extra coverage and setting, and you’ve got a youthful, hydrated complexion just in time for the cold.
Illume Good Nature Tin Soy Wax Candle in “Avocado & Mint”
Sitting and writing papers and reading all day in my academic dungeon/bedroom can be depressing to say the least, so due to this month’s influx of depression, there’s also been an increase in candle burning in my room. The freshness of this wonderfully unique candle makes me feel like i’m on a grassy knoll reading Mark Twain in a sundress rather than in an 8x12 dimly lit hole reading Immanuel Kant in pj’s. The smell isn’t overwhelming, but there is a lovely, strong aroma that seems to linger even after it’s been put out. Plus the packaging is 2 die 4.
Yves Saint Laurent Bronzer
Generally, bronzers can look a bit orange on me, even on a woman of a more dark olive complexion. Although this isn’t a bronzer I hear too much about — the award for that goes to Nars’ Languna — it’s become not just a frequent inhabitant of my daily makeup bag, but has solidified itself as something that I wear daily and have realized is completely necessary in my life. It warms up my face and gives me a glow that I haven’t seen in many other bronzers I’ve tried out. Its subtle and beautiful.
good kid, m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar
If anyone’s been reading this blog since the earlier days, my love and obsession with Kendrick Lamar would come as no surprise. Ever since I first heard “The Recipe,” I was instantly drawn to the distinctly West Coast, moody rapper whose unique and flawless flow will have you listening so intently that you forget that there’s a monster beat and perfect production. good kid, m.A.A.d city not only maintains the consistency of his earlier work, but flies miles ahead of everything. Take the storytelling skills of Nas and Slick Rick and dunk it in Dr. Dre’s production with the eerie and dark lyrics of the Geto Boys and the wisdom of Black Star and you spit out something like Kendrick. The album is already being hailed as a classic and was only released October 22, but there isn’t much arguing on that topic. Oh, and he samples Beach House. He can do no wrong.