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april favorites the little mermaid crying of lot 49 nyx butter lip bloss nyx cream blush

Since I did such a big favorites post for March, I don’t have nearly the amount of favorites I had last time. I’ve also been *trying* not to shop as much since I’m saving for a move…but I’m basically failing at that endeavor since spent $140 on ASOS’s sale yesterday…


the little mermaid mug

My sister gave me this Little Mermaid mug as a belated birthday gift. Isn’t it adorbs? I used to watch The Little Mermaid
 every day when I was a little kid and I still love it, although I have some questions about its themes and plot holes now that I’m an adult with 2 college degrees…

nyx butter lip gloss vanilla cream pie

Yes, I talked about NYX butter gloss last time. I love this stuff! I picked up the Vanilla Cream Pie
shade last weekend and I’ve been wearing it every day. It’s a perfect pale pink that functions as a nude for me (since I’m a ginger).

nyx cream blush glow

I also picked up the NYX Cream Blush in Glow. It’s the perfect shade for faking a pretty little sunburn. I swipe some across my cheeks and nose with a blush brush and it looks like I’ve spent the day in the sun (without all the harmful UV rays).

studio m nail lacquer polish wicker park

The other day I was scouring the nail polish selection for the perfect unicorn princess pink. But then I recalled that I already had a shade at home that I bought last spring. Does anybody else act like this? Just buying the same shades over and over again? Anyhow, this is the Studio M Nail Lacquer in Wicker Park and it’s GORGEOUS. This is the kind of shade the people compliment you on while you’re buying groceries. It’s that pretty. Unfortunately, I can’t find a link for you guys to buy this online! I got this shade at Meyer’s, which surprisingly has the most amazing selection of nail polish I’ve ever seen.

the crying of lot 49 thomas pynchon paperback book

The Crying of Lot 49
 by Thomas Pynchon is always topping lists of books set in California, so obviously I had to read it. It’s super short so I thought I would blow through it quickly to get back on pace for my Goodreads book challenge. Boy, was I wrong. This book is nuts! I mean, it’s a post-modern classic published in the 60’s so I don’t know why I expected something more, um, traditional.

The Crying of Lot 49
 is about a young woman named Oedipa who is named executor of her rich/crazy exboyfriend’s will. She uncovers a secret alternative postal system called Trystero and apparently it’s some conspiracy that’s been going on since like the 13th century. But you’re not sure if any of it is real because Oedipa has a tendency to hallucinate.

In the book, the way that you post a letter through Trystero is by dropping it off in a bin marked “W.A.S.T.E.” I kind of freaked out the other day because I went to the post office and in the corner was a trash bin that looked remarkably like a postbox that said “WASTE” on the lid and I was like “Whoa! Trystero is real!”

But then I realized that in the book, Oedipa was probably just looking at an actual trashcan (as I was), thinking that people were posting letters in it. Hallucinations are crazy, right?

turkey avocado sandwich healthy eating

Do you guys ever read The Skinny Confidential? Well, Lauryn from the Skinny Confidential has released a workout plan subscription called The Bombshell Body Guide and I was one of 10 bloggers that she chose to review the plan! It really couldn’t be better timing because I’ve been feeling hella schlubby lately. As part of the plan, I’ve been attempting tot eat a lot healthier. Check out that gorgeous turkey sandwich! I think I may have a future as a sandwich artist.

daria cartoon mtv 90s

In April, I somehow found time to watch 5 seasons of Daria
. For those of you not in the know, Daria
 is a cartoon about a misanthropic high school girl, dealing with her high-strung family and delusional fellow students. It’s such a 90’s classic. It was on MTV from like 1997-1999 or something. I was totally obsessed with this show when I was in elementary school, and it’s interesting to see how it colored my adult personality. It’s great, although I was disappointed all over again that Daria and Trent never got together (sigh…). It’s on Hulu and Amazon Prime if you want to check it out!

chef movie 2014 poster

My last favorite from April is Chef
! Chef
is a movie about a chef (duh!) who has lost sight of his inspiration in the kitchen. After a bad review of his restaurant goes viral, he loses his shit and starts a food truck with his best friend and his 10-year-old son. As a bonus, there’s tons of shots of gratuitous food porn. It’s SO GOOD and it stars Jon Favreau who is a hottie in my book (ultimate dad bod right there). It’s on Netflix! Watch it!

Per usual, I also had a ton of music favorites, which you can find here.

What were you into in April? Let me know in the comments!


44 Responses

  1. Ok so I'm new to your blog and I LOVE IT!! This was such a great read. I love your mermaid cup and I'm also kinda jealous *sad face* You just gave me something to watch this weekend.. I love Daria!!!! Oh and speaking of something to watch you MUST MUST MUST watch 'The Killing' on Netflix. Don't hashtag it on Twitter (if you decide to watch it) I don't want anyone to spoil it for you. You will not regret it! I will be following your blog on Bloglovin. Your blog is awesome and inspiring. Hope you have a blessed day.


  2. I really like your post :-* I want to try NYX products so badly!!! But they are not available in my country 🙁


  3. I love Chef! It makes you want to eat when you Watch it though!

  4. Lovely favourites! Dying to try the butter glosses, they have NYX in Japan but the Japanese line doesn't carry them for some reason soo annoying xx

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  5. I love your Little Mermaid mug – I have a collection of Disney mugs at home 🙂

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  6. Wow I LOVE the mug! x

  7. That Little Mermaid mug is delightful! I want one!
    April xx


  8. love daria too!!! 😀 i miss that show! 😀

    cute mug btw! 😀

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  9. Your Ariel mug is sooo adorable♡ I love NYX makeups too!! Good quality products with affordable price.
    Ah, Daria!! I used to being obsessed with the show too.
    I'm soo into creepy stories in April. I ended up being scared but I can stop reading those creepy stories haha.


  10. Love all the pink makeup you've got lined up, that bright shade is my all time favorite. Nothing puts you in a good mood like some pink lippie!!

    xx Jill
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  11. Little mermaid mug is so cute!! I want one too!! And the sandwich looks so yummy!! Xoxo
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  12. That Ariel mug is amazing!

    Robyn x


  13. OMG this post totally made me love you/your blog even more! I absolutely LOVE Daria. I have no idea how you got through 5 seasons, so I have to say that's pretty damn impressive!


  14. I love your mug it's the cutest, I used to love the little mermaid but haven't actually watched it for years!

    Rebecca Coco

  15. Fab post! Thanks for sharing this to us. 🙂

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  16. Looking forward to your thoughts on the bikini guide!!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  17. Happy Monday, gorgeous! Seriously! I love it! 🙂
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  18. I love posts like this – I think when people share their favourite products or items in general you find out more about the person! 🙂

    Layla xx


  19. Love the mug, I was straight up obsessed with Little Mermaid when I was little!
    xx Always Em

  20. I spent a good part of last year getting reacquainted with Daria after I noticed rerun episodes popping up on our cable. I think I managed to watch them all too. Man, I looooooved that show growing up. I also have a tendency to purchase the same red tones in my nail polish. I have drawers full of the same raspberry like shade. I also have a bad habit of keeping bottles, the ones that get to that point where the polish is thick and you can't reach the bottom part. I don't know why I keep them, I keep thinking I'll find a way to get those illusive parts out of the bottle but it never happens. Even though I've found solutions for that problem on Pinterest, I am yet to actually do it. I have to start binning them because by the point it reaches that stage I've already gone out an brought another 2 bottles of the same colour hahahahaha!


  21. I am a lover of all things Nyx. I just wish they were more easily available here in the UK.


  22. I love this mug !

  23. Nice Ariel mug and I like those nyx products. Also, I love Daria! I miss that show 🙂


  24. I adore the Little Mermaid too – it's my favourite disney film and I've always been obsessed with Ursula, she's the coolest baddie!

  25. I have same nyx lipgloss
    Love it babe

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  26. Haha loving the mug! I've not heard of The Crying of Lot 49, sounds interesting. That sandwich looks great as well.

  27. I loved Chef too! It made me go to Greenspan Grilled Cheese on Melrose to get one of their delicious sandwiches 🙂


  28. I loved Chef too! It made me go to Greenspan Grilled Cheese on Melrose to get one of their delicious sandwiches 🙂


  29. So many great favorites, also, as the biggest Disney fan on the planet (I gave myself that title) I'm totally envious of your beautiful little mermaid mug, so cute!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  30. Ah, Chef was such a great movie!

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

  31. I love that mug! I was a big fan of the little mermaid when i was younger too! And Daria! 🙂

    Looks like you got some cute purchases too! I am always careful to not double-up with my nail polish purchases, only because I have quite a small collection of colours. I have bought the same scarf twice though and not noticed until I got home, haha!

    Away From The Blue

  32. love that mug so cute!<3 you can't beat avocado on toast!! love your style of writing and photography great post as usual :)!
    Chloe xx

  33. That mug is so cute and I have been eating avocado and toast daily!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  34. OMG I used to watch little mermaid all the time too and play it on my playstation, such a dude! I want your mug now and that sandwich looks yummy but way too healthy… I cannot do that to myself. Where the fried food at? xxxx

  35. Loving your april faves – espesh the cute Ariel mug 🙂

    Gabby xo

    Blog – What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

  36. That Ariel Mug is so cute! I must have it! And how did you manage to watch all of Daria? I could never but I need to watch it!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  37. love your favourites, I wish England stocked NYX more, it'd be so much easier to try out these items, they look amazing <3 loving the cute mug too 🙂


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