My birthday is this weekend, and as such I use it as an occasion to abuse my husband’s goodwill by indulging in all the things I love the most this week. People in my life know that I don’t just celebrate a birthday. It’s a birth event. A week-long excuse for me to do as I please. Re-reading this, I know it sounds a little bit diva, but all it really means is that I get to watch a few extra episodes of TV I love, or get to pick our weekend movie without hearing sighs or complaints about the fact it probably stars Katherine Heigl.
Here are the things I’m loving this week:
1. L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara- I’ve seen around the beauty/makeup internets that this mascara was awesome. I’m happy to confirm that it’s true. Very rarely is mascara good during the first few uses. Most formulas need to dry a bit to give a good impression, but this was has been great from the first go. Try it. It’s fantastic (If very full, long, and amazing lashes are your thing.)
2.The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black- I’m blowing through this book. I haven’t even finished it yet, but I like it so much it’s making the cut.
3. Chocolate chip cookies. I love them so much I’m making a cake out of them this weekend for my birthday. I will try to consume as many as I can with as much coffee as I can, because why the hell not.
4. Nikkie Tutorials on YouTube. Her channel is awesome. She’s a professional makeup artist and crazy talented, but she also does great product reviews. I learn a lot from her, and if I’m not careful, I get sucked down a black hole of watching her entire video archive.
5. The Great British Baking Show- if you love cooking competition shows, this one is by far the best. The cast is relate-able (and real), the challenges are interesting, and the judges aren’t jerks. My only complaint is that I have to wait for a week for new episodes. This has binge watching written all over it. (PBS is broadcasting it States-side)
I get to make dinner for my family this weekend for my birthday ( I love cooking for them) so my family is my last favorite. I can’t wait to have them all around my table, eating good food and inevitably laughing until one of us (mom *cough *cough) cries. Can’t wait!