Every Friday, I’ll be sharing my “Friday Five” – a roundup of five things that I’ve been into the previous week. Topics will range from beauty & fashion to TV, books & movies to Instagrammers & bloggers that I’ve been following and music I’ve been listening to. If you share my love for one (or more) of my Friday Five or have your own Friday Five that you’d like to share, please let me know! I’m always interested in recommendations. Without further ado, here’s the Friday Five.
THIS WEEK I WAS:
WEARING: Glossier Cloud Paints are one of my favorite new makeup products this Spring. The texture is perfection & they give the prettiest, natural flush to the cheeks. Full review featuring all shades coming soon. Never shopped Glossier? New customers can get 20% off using this link.
LOVING: The glossy eyelid trend has been seen on the runways and in magazines for years, but new products help make this beauty trend more wearable than ever. I’ve found a few products that I’m loving to create this look (such as the YSL Eye Gloss Smudger).
FOLLOWING: I love finding new Instagram feeds to inspire me & this week’s pick is no exception. Lisa’s feed is so dreamy! She always shoots in the most beautiful locations and her photos are styled to perfection.
Lisa’s Instagram – @lisadanielle__ / Blog – lisadanielleblog.com.
READING: With the release of the self titled Netflix series, Jay Asher’s book “13 Reasons Why” has gained immense popularity and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. (I prefer to read before I watch). I realize that there is a lot of controversy surrounding the book & the Netflix series, but I enjoyed the book, despite the fact that I really couldn’t relate to any of the characters. The plot follows high school student Clay Jensen, who receives a box of audiotapes recorded by his friend, who committed suicide two weeks earlier, recounting the 13 reasons for her choice. It’s a pretty decent read, both beautiful and tragic. And if you’re not a reader, there’s always Netflix.
WATCHING: The Leftovers just started it’s third (and final) season on HBO. The story, based on the novel by Tom Perotta, takes place after a “rapture-like” event during which 2% of the world’s population disappears into thin air and follows the lives of the people left behind. The show is dark and twisty with religious undertones and a cult following (no pun intended); people either love it or hate it. I love that there is nothing else like it on television. If you’re stuck inside on a rainy weekend afternoon, it’s definitely worth binge watching this one.