Here are a few of my favorite things from the previous month!
Stay Naked Concealer from Urban Decay – This is AMAZING. It works perfectly for me! When it says “full coverage” it really means it, and it works so well that my confidence has really gotten a boost when I wear make-up (or when I take the time to put on make-up I should say).
Too Faced Better Than Sex Eyeliner – I know some moms are a little uncomfortable with the name, and while I can understand that for a young girl or teenager, I have absolutely zero qualms using it for myself lol. This is really easy to apply, a deep, matte black, and long wearing. When I want a really nice winged liner long, this is my go-to.
The Good Place – In honor of S4 – the final season! – I recently rewatched the entire show in. And it was just as good as I remembered! If you are not already watching this, what are you waiting for?! It’s so funny, has amazing characters (and an amazing cast), and it’s such a unique premise that’s been really well executed. A lot of people have been less than happy with the final season, but I’m withholding judgement until the very end. Just like the first season had a massive, canon-shifting twist, this last season could be leading up to a big surprise, as well. Honestly, I’ve enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens. I’ve really come to care about these characters and I’m so excited to find out where they’ll end up. I could go on and on about how much I love this show (and did you know that I had a – now defunct??? – TV column where I talk about TV?), but I’ll just leave you with this:
Slay the Spire – You may not know that I love games, of all types. I love a good family board game, I love crossword puzzles and cards, and I also love video games. There are so many different types of video games out there that if you’re at all interested, I’m sure there’s something you’d enjoy. Slay the Spire, which I’ve been playing tons of in my free time lately, is an interesting game that combines cards and deckbuilding with a “roguelike” dungeon crawling gameplay structure. (For anyone unfamiliar, that basically means you travel through randomly generated levels, and if your character dies, they stay dead.) It’s a really fun game, and it’s easy to jump in and out of when I’m in the mood. If you’re interested, here’s a beginner’s guide!
The Adventure Zone – So, in keeping with the nerdy theme of this month’s Favorites, this is a podcast that I have to recommend with a caveat. It’s really… really nerdy. It’s an actual play D&D podcast, which means you’re listening to a group of people play Dungeons and Dragons. Yep. You’re just listening to them play. Don’t let that deter you, though! D&D is a roleplaying game and while there’s combat and things like that the best part, for me at least, is the storytelling. With the right group at the table, it becomes a collaborative storytelling experience – and yeah, sure, you also roll some dice! The Adventure Zone is definitely that sort of experience, and having just finished the first campaign I have to say that the story is amazing. I loved it so much! Now, this is not something you can just jump headfirst into and binge. I was catching up, and listening over the whole month. There are about 70 episodes or so in the first campaign, and each is about an hour long (some more, I think the finale was two hours), so if you want to listen you’ll have a lot of content! But I really recommend it! You grow very attached to the characters, and it’s great seeing them grow. The story is really interesting, and grows to an awesome scale. There’s mystery, romance, adventure (lots of adventure… a whole zone of it, you might say), and lots of laughs. This has been a delight, so if you’re interested, I encourage you to check it out!