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…
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…
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).
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).
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
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?
. 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!
My last favorite from April is 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!