Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 January Favorites

So I rarely do any monthly favorites but here are my current obsessions from this month!

I've been reading a lot lately and two of the big books I've read are "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and "Mockingjay". I got MPHFPC on a whim when I was at the bookstore because it was a New York Time's Best Seller and it seemed interesting. Oh boy, it really was! I read it last week and found out that the second book came out the week before I read it. I will definitely have to buy it ASAP! I finally read Mockingjay. I was afraid it was going to be bad or boring like some people claimed, but it was amazing. It gave me so many mixed emotions but in no way was this book bad. I will say I'm gonna be an emotional wreck when I see Part 1 (this November) and Part 2 (next year). Don't worry, when I saw "emotional wreck" it can really be taken two different ways- both good and bad.

I only got into one new show this January and it was Raising Hope. I had seen a couple of episodes when there was nothing on TV and found the show very funny. I soon realized that I found it hilarious because it was created by Greg Garcia, the creator of My Name Is Earl. My Name Is Earl was one of my favorite TV shows until it was cancelled some years ago. Many of the same actors who were on My Name Is Earl appear on Raising Hope. This show is great and wonderful for the whole family.

I know I'm extremely late to the game, but I only just got into Spotify. I had miss after miss with the radio-type apps such as Pandora. I like Spotify because you can make playlists, only listen to a single artist, and it's really easy to use. Downside is you only get 6 skips, but it isn't that terrible.

I found the game Jelly Splash because my sister had it downloaded on her iPad Mini and I really enjoyed the game when I played it. I love it and it's my current obsession, even though I've currently been stuck on the same level (50) for a few days. Ugh!

New movies I saw this month:

Her- Saw this last night, actually. I had been wanting to watch it but only just found the link to watch it online. I enjoyed it but in no way was it like Oscar-worthy. It was a nice film with beautiful imagery.

Dallas Buyers Club- One of the films with a lot of Oscar buzz. I really enjoyed this based on a true story film. I definitely recommend it. Again, it wasn't the BEST film in the world but it was still great with wonderful acting from Matthew and Jared.

Frozen- The popular Disney movie that seems to be everyone's favorite movies. I don't want to go off on a rant, but the music wasn't even that great and the film itself wasn't "Disney's best" like some people claim.

Well, hope you all enjoyed this post and check out some of my January Favorites. Gonna watch the Grammy's soon!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Nail Polish Wants

So I've been obsessing over nail polishes this past fall and winter. I've rarely had my nails bare! Here are the nail polishes I've really been wanting lately~

China Glaze's "Champagne Kisses", Zoya's "Meg", O.P.I.'s "Magazine Cover Mouse, Zoya's "Dream"

So I have a dupe for "Champagne Kisses" but I still want the original because it isn't a super perfect dupe. I want this because I think just a glitter on the nails is SO beautiful.

I found "Meg" while looking for another Zoya nail polish and found that one. It's such a beautiful, bright green without going to a nasty booger color. It's shimmery, too! I think it would be the perfect color for Spring/Summer.

I already own "Magazine Cover Mouse" in the mini version but fell in love with it so I want the larger version!

I was actually looking for this polish when I stumbled upon "Meg". "Dream" is SO beautiful in every swatch color I've seen. It's like a galaxy and I fell in love with it right away. This might be the color I buy ASAP.


Thursday, January 2, 2014 Review!

Today I will be reviewing! I received a plush hat and a kigurumi for Christmas. I knew what website my mom bought them from and decided to review the items! Here is what I got:

This was my first kigurumi ever! Keep that in mind! If you don't know, a kigurumi is different than a onesie/footy pajamas. Footy pajamas have, well, feet attacked to them and sometimes a butt flap. Kigurumi's do not have feet on them or a butt flap. The leg parts of the kigurumi go down to the ankle (sometimes above the ankle if you are taller. Kigurumi's are usually one size, unlike footy pajamas. They also are very oversized in the crotch/butt area. Some people might think it looks weird or is uncomfortable or might be difficult to move around in but it's the complete opposite. Also, Kigurumi's are usually character or animal themed and have a hood! They are cuter than footy pajamas, I guarantee that.

Now for the comfort of the kigurumi I bought. The material is thick (apparently thicker than the one my sister got? Mine is an official Sanrio product) and very soft. Where I live it is winter and snowing every day this past week. Point is, it is COLD. Believe me when I say that the my kigurumi kept me SO warm. Personally, it helped me sleep better. Because I was so comfortable in the kigurumi, I slept more soundly and didn't toss and turn because I was cold or uncomfortable in my regular pajamas.

The quality of the kigurumi is off the charts! Not only is the material warm and comfortable, the kigurumi itself is such high quality. The buttons weren't loose and they go securely into the button holes. the lining isn't visible and there is absolutely no itchiness in the pajamas.

I'll keep the info on the hat pretty short since these are pretty widely available, but the hat is great! I wear it when it's really cold out and put my jacket hood over it. It keeps my head and ears really warm and is very soft and cute!

The kigurumi is so cute. Like, beyond cute. From the ears on the hood to the little white tail on the back, this thing is perfect for someone who loves all things cute. Don't think a guy or "tomboy" wouldn't like one- there are so many to choose from! From farm animals to your favorite Disney or Sanrio characters!

I highly recommend you buy from this shop. I know what you're thinking... why are they SO expensive, right? The QUALITY and AVAILABILITY make these things so pricey. They are high quality (as I stated before) and, well, they are pretty hard to come upon in most countries. Most people have to order them online. If you do really want to buy one, I suggest investing in one after saving up some extra cash, buying it with your Christmas or birthday money, or just asking for it for Christmas or your birthday.