Things I'm Loving

Thursday, April 16, 2015



1. Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray

While I was hoping and praying that spring would be upon us, I seemed to forget that the warmth also comes in conjunction with a lot of rain and therefore, humidity. My hair is not match to the wind downtown near the lake combined with the disgusting humidity that follows and precedes the rainfall. It took me a week of curling my hair for nigh until I remembered that I had a texturizing sea salt spray stored in the cabinet beneath my sink. I dug it out and crossed my fingers that adding a bit of texture to my hair after hairspraying it loads would do the trick...and it did!! If I know it's going to be extra windy or if it looks like a dreary day, I'll spray a generous amount into my hair after I've curled and hairsprayed it to make my hair less silky and smooth. The spray gives the purposeful-messy look before the wind can ruin my hair.



2. "Believe" by Mumford and Sons

I heard this song the day it was released, then promptly forgot about it because that's just the type of person that I am. However, on one of the pre-made Spotify playlists that I occasionally use when I'm working if I get bored of the playlist I made for the store, this song came up and I had a minor freakout because it's that good. I'm sure there are a lot of faithful Mumford fans that are probably disappointed in the new sound, but I'm so into it. I liked the indie-folk rock genre they had going on for their first two albums, don't get me wrong, but it's always interesting to see what happens when a band with such a distinct sound strays from it.

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3. Glitterbug by The Wombats

Okay, so this album only came out on Tuesday, but I am not exaggerating (I exaggerate a lot but this is honestly not a joke) when I say that I listened to it on repeat for my entire six hour shift and then again on my 30 minute walk home. IT. IS. SO. GOOD. I've listened to The Wombats before this album, but just a song here and there (I'm particularly fond of "Here Comes the Anxiety"). Not entirely sure what inspired me to only listen to their album for six entire hours (probably the name, if I'm being honest. I can't resist anything that mentions the word glitter), but I'm glad that I did it because it's probably the first album I've listened to in completion in a very, very long time (probably since Hozier or Vance Joy's debut albums) (this is not including 1989 or FOUR, obviously).

To listen to: "Emoticons," "This Is Not A Party," "Isabel," and "Flowerball." But honestly, just listen to the entire thing because choosing these four songs was ridiculously difficult.



4. DKNY 'Be Delicious' Perfume

I mentioned this perfume in my spring scents post, but I've been using it almost exclusively and religiously because it smells so good. It's like a sophisticated fruity smell. I have no idea how to describe scents and I am not even going to try. Go to your local makeup counter and get a whiff of it and you'll understand when I cannot stop wearing it.



5. MLB Season

Cleveland's home opener was last Friday, but most teams had theirs at some point last week. Baseball is, hands down, my favorite sport to watch so that fact that the season is now in full swing (HAH) makes me so happy. #BaseballPants anybody?

6. Have A Great Day! Spotify Playlist

Stumbled upon this playlist by accident when I was looking through playlists to switch up the normal one I use at work, and oh my god, I have never experienced a more happy and upbeat playlist in my life. It has songs like "I Try" by Macy Gray, "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, "Hey Ya" by Outkast, and so many more. If you have Spotify, look for this playlist because you will not be disappointed. I dare you not to smile and dance and sing along to every song. I DARE YOU.




7. "St. Jude" by Florence + The Machine

Could I be loving any more music lately? I'm really sorry for such a music-centric post, but I genuinely love music so much so I can't really help it! Florence Welch's voice makes me feel like I'm ascending into heaven. It's so glorious and angelic and in this song, it's a bonus with the St. Jude reference.

What have you been loving lately?

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