things i’ve been loving lately

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This time instead of a favorites post, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do a “things I’m loving right now” post as a lot of it doesn’t have anything to do with makeup or skincare, but things I wanted to share because

so-many-feelings

Apologies for the lateness of this post! I meant to have it up earlier but then I was travelling and I completely forgot >.< But onwards!

ALL WE KNOW BY THE CHAINSMOKERS FT. PHOEBE RYAN

Somewhat similar to their ever popular song Closer featuring Halsey (which I also love and I was literally counting down the days for this song but that’s a whole other story) All We Know is pretty chill. Like one of those songs you imagine cruising down the freeway with friends in a music video… or something.

THE RAVEN CYCLE BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER

If you’re into young adult fiction fantasy books, this one is definitely for you. I read the first book in my senior year of high school, loved it, graduated, aaaaand never found it again. Then, I saw people mentioning it on Tumblr and was like, “hey, I remember really liking that book!” A good thing I waited until recently to read it because the last book (there are four) came out April of this year, so I could binge read to the end. *relieved sigh*

Instead of rehashing a thousand summaries to tell you what it’s about, here’s the first line of the first book:

“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.”

Now, there is romance in here but the friendship trope is a much more prevalent. There’s a lot of description and characterization, BUT ALSO a little bit of magic, which I love. If you ever do start reading this series, let me know! I’m re-reading the second book, my friend is somewhat through the first one, and I love talking about books with people. 

If you have any recommendations too, I’d love to hear them!

MEDIUM

Okay so this is not something I’m on constantly or anything, in fact, sometimes I have to remind myself to utilize it! Basically I’m on here because there are some really great articles about creativity and productivity (NOT related to blogging, since that’s all I tend to see on my Bloglovin’ page) that I find helpful. Granted, some things are not going to be the best quality because the content is all user generated, but I find that more often than not I like the content.

DANIELLE MANSUTTI

This is one of those people where you think HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM BEFORE?

Although I try to be pretty versatile when it comes to what YouTubers I watch, when it comes to beauty and skincare or anything along those lines, I only regularly (& religiously) watch one or two. BUUUT, recently I stumbled across Aussie YouTuber Danielle Mansutti and I’m always intrigued when she uploads ( twice a week!) so there’s always fresh content waiting to be watched 🙂

Now she doesn’t only do beauty based videos (in fact she recently uploaded one about depression) but I really love her attitude and honesty, and it makes me want to continue watching her! But not in a creepy way.

What are some thing you’ve been loving lately?

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  • Yiotou_La

    I have been following and watching Danielle Mansutti too, and I love her! She is amazing and so beautiful!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Sam

      Yesss, she’s the cutest! I like how most of her videos are relatively short too – getting straight to the point!

  • That gif! Hahhahaa
    Also, I love listening to Closer, so I’ll definitely checkout that song. I really like Halsey’s other music. I’ve been listening to her album Badlands for a while now, and I didn’t even realize she was the one featured in Closer. Also, I am the same way with books. I hate not remembering what a certain book was because it is so hard to rediscover them, Googling can take too long. Lately I’ve been more into foodie youtubers because they can be so fascinating to watch, but I do like watching youtubers who are beauty gurus but also discuss other topics. So i’ll keep her in mind to check out!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

    • Sam

      Lol I used to have a phase where I saved all the GIFs I could in case I needed them!

      OMG I’ve been obsessed with Halsey for a while now and when my friend told me she was doing a collab with Chainsmokers (who we saw live and was AWESOME) I was so, so excited. And yes, definitely check out Danielle Mansutti, she’s the coolest! (Love the accent too, not gonna lie haha)

  • Have never listed to any of these before but I will check them out. It’s always nice discovering new things or people. Thanks for sharing!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Sam

      Thanks Ann-Marie! And same; I’m always especially on the lookout for new YouTubers to follow since I’m getting more and more into the platform.

  • It’s crazy when you find a great youtube or blogger, ect… & you can’t workout how you didn’t know of them before! At least you have something to binge watch when there’s nothing to do now haha

    TFM BLOG

    • Sam

      Haha true! I know, I’m scouring YouTube for new people to watch since I’ve realized I’m so limited in who I follow!

  • Danielle Mansutti is so stunning! I follow her on Instagram and Twitter but haven’t ever watched any of her videos lol I need to but always forget! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

    • Sam

      OMG I follow her on Twitter too, I love Danielle Memesutti!

  • I’ve never heard of Medium before! Thanks for introducing it to me– just from the front page it looks like they have a lot of interesting stuff. I’m totally gonna have to go listen to that Chainsmokers song now 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Sam

      YES, Medium can have some fascinating articles, especially if you only follow topics that you’re really interested in.

  • I have never heard of Danielle Mansutti before so thank you for the introduction, will head over her channel and check out her videos. Will check out Medium too as I too have not heard of it before.

    Reflection of Sanity | b·liv Skincare Set Giveaway

    • Sam

      Awesome Shireen, I hope you like them! 🙂

  • Vanessa

    I am looking for a new book to read, I might check out the Raven cycle.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Vanessa x
    http://www.springlilies.com

    • Sam

      I hope you like it!