During the chaos that struck at the end of 2019 and the madness that ensued when the new year struck, my seasonal favorites unintentionally fell off.
Keep reading for the loveliest in Winter Beauty, Fashion, and Lifestyle favorites.
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The Loveliest in Beauty
Benefit BADgal Bang Mascara
Benefit’s BADgal Bang Mascara* has quickly become one of my favorite mascaras. This mascara makes my lashes look blacker, more voluminous, longer and lifted.
Benefit’s BADgal Bang is the closest you can get to falsies without actually committing to wearing false lashes.
e.l.f. Truffles & Rose Water Bite Size Palettes
e.l.f. Bite Size Palettes
I was stunned by e.l.f.’s Bite Size Palettes. How can $3.00 palettes be this good? These tiny eyeshadow quads include highly pigmented and creamy shadows that are beginner-friendly.
NABLA Dreamy 2 Palette
NABLA Dreamy 2 Palette
Earlier this winter, I reviewed the NABLA Dreamy 2 Palette. Holy moly. I was blown away by NABLA’s eyeshadow formula. The mix of textures and colors will work for fans of neutrals and bold colors, alike.
I realize that this might sound a little crazy, but I’ve been loving playing YouTube on 1.5x speed. By watching or listening to content at this pace, make the most of my time while still allowing myself to enjoy work from my favorite creators
Netflix Reality Shows (Love is Blind & the Circle)
Somehow Netflix’s Love is Blind managed to hook me. Love is Blind is like the love child of MTV’s Are You the One?, ABC’s The Bachelor, and Netflix’s The Circle. This reality show is the perfect mix of sweetness, drama, and cringe.
Unlike Love is Blind, I only watched The Circle after a recommendation from one of my best friends. The premise of this show is essentially an online popularity contest that follows aspiring influencers who must win each other over to win money. For all of the cringe-worthy moments on this show, I felt drawn to some of the participants who showed growth and heart.
The Shawshank Redemption
I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without seeing The Shawshank Redemption. This movie is a masterpiece for good reason. The acting is superb and the storyline grips you and pulls at your heart. While watching this film, I felt intense moments of sadness for some of the characters and the trauma inflicted upon them.
Disney Pixar’s Coco
Was I sleeping when Coco was released? Coco is easily one of Pixar’s best releases of the last decade. I loved the way Coco explored Mexican culture, infused musical moments, and heartwarming themes. By the end of this film, I was sobbing.
The Loveliest in Music
Demi Lovato | I Love Me
As someone who has loved Demi Lovato since I was a teen, I’ve seen her in concert 3 different times. Needless to say, I am ~STOKED~ for her comeback. The message of I Love Me feels so authentic to her journey dealing with addiction and body confidence.
Rosalía | El Mal Querer
After her incredible Grammy performance this year, I started listening to more of Spanish flamenco-pop star, Rosalía’s album, El Mal Querer. This concept album is a unique blend of pop, trap, and flamenco music. The album is heavily inspired by the 13th-Century Occitan novel, Flamenca, so each song and video tells a story that follows a rocky relationship from the beginning to its demise.
Justin Bieber | Intentions
As a whole, I wasn’t impressed by Justin Bieber’s latest album. However, I am low key obsessed with Intentions. This song feels simultaneously fun and sweet.