LOVIN’ LATELY | 5 LIFESTYLE FAVORITES

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Even though this is primarily a beauty blog, I wanted to share a few recent favorites of mine that were strictly non-beauty/skincare related because sharing is caring. Also, I love reading posts about the blogger and I thought this would be a productive type break 😀

BOOK: THE LUNAR CHRONICLES

The Lunar Chronicles is an AMAZING read if you like fairytales with a twist and enjoy reading about diverse characters. Seriously. Cinder, the main character and focus of the first book, is not only Asian (woo, shout out!) but also a cyborg after losing her hand and part of her leg in an accident when she was younger. It’s also a twist on the Cinderella fairytale, two stepsisters, evil stepmother, and really cute prince and all.

Each book in the series (four total) focus on a different fairytale and they each have their own main character but they all come together in one major plotline. Because of course there has to be an evil queen intent on dominating the world, right?

TV SHOW: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Guess who binge watched four seasons in about a week and a half?

I felt like I said that as though it was something to be proud of, but now I feel like it just shows how bored I’ve been. In my defense, episodes run only about 20 minutes, making it so easy to go through.  And I’ve been wanting to watch this cop sitcom for a while now; it’s a light, funny watch that goes perfect with my microwavable dinner. Yeah I eat like crap.

SONG: E A R T H R A D I O BY SHEWON’T

E a r t h R a d i o (yes, spaces included) is a nice, chill song to relax to and can easily be background noise or the music for your next lookbook 😉

APP: UNUM

Ever since I made it my goal to post on Instagram at least once a weekday, UNUM has been my go-to app for planning posts, pre-writing captions and writing out all my tags before I actually do the posting part.

I know Planoly has a free plan, but I don’t think it’s as inclusive as UNUM since you can’t connect as many accounts and there’s an upload limit of 30 pictures a month. That doesn’t seem that bad, but I really enjoy the freedom of uploading a lot and figuring out my feed – my disorganized, non-color coordinated feed – and 30 pics a month just doesn’t cut it, especially in comparison to UNUM’s 500 a month. Honestly, the free plan on UNUM has everything I need.

CLOTHING PIECE: OVERSIZED BEIGE BLAZER

The brand is Forever21 but I actually got this piece on Depop from someone in Hawaii. It’s such a great basic to have, and I’m SO happy that I found it.

Based on the pins in my fashion board on Pinterest I’ve noticed that I’m gravitating towards layering cozy sweaters and long coats. While this blazer is just that – a blazer and therefore not exactly what I want – it’s a good start to building the wardrobe I want.

What are some things you’ve been loving lately?