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Things I'm Loving

1. iPhone 6

Yes, the rumors are true, I finally have a completely functioning iPhone for the first time in over a year. My iPhone 4S was gimpy for over a year, refusing to connect to wifi which made data usage limited and classes infinitely more boring (just kidding, put your phones away in class, kids!). Alas, I was due for an upgrade and thanks to the greatest Verizon worker (serious shout-out to you, Verizon employee with dashing good looks), I walked out with a new iPhone 6 on Saturday. Other than the fact that it's great having a phone that connects to wifi, I really like its sleekness and the large screen! Plus, I can finally start buying Kate Spade cases again without having to scour Nordstrom Rack or the depths of the internet for an iPhone 4S case.

2. Revlon's matte balms

I'm a huge fan of three things: lip crayons, twistable applicators, and cheap beauty products. The Revlon matte balms hit all three of those criteria. They smell a bit minty, apply like a dream, and last long for a creamy matte. They don't dry out my lips, but they still give me the look of a matte lip. I have the colors Shameless (bright purple) and Standout (dark red).

3. Naked 3 Palette

I prefer wearing either no eyeshadow or matte shadows in the summer, as I just find it a lot more appropriate and low maintenance for the humidity and heat. Now that it's fall again and my skin is a bit more dry, I love playing with different eyeshadow colors, especially more shimmery ones. I've been gravitating toward my Naked 3 palette for a few weeks now. I love nude shadows and this one features a lot of pinker shades, but I think they're still very flattering. It even has some matte shades for those low maintenance days!

4. Amarixe's new apartment

Allison (or Amarixe) is one of my favorite Youtubers/bloggers and she's recently just moved apartments. I love her style, both clothing wise and home wise, so I'm super excited to see what she's going to do with her space! I've been on an apartment kick as of late, totally obsessed with the idea of having mine own some day.

5. One Direction pillowcase

My Fairy Godmother is a firm believer in the idea of spontaneous random gifts. Last time was a very soft shirt featuring a unicorn along with a unicorn chocolate sucker. This time, it was a One Direction pillow case. My bed is proudly sporting it and will be until next laundry day. While it is a bit weird to have their heads featured in some of the selfies that I send my friends from bed, the actual material is really soft and silky. So yes, I am an 18 year-old (almost 19) using a One Direction pillowcase. What of it?

6. Andrew McMahon

I've been in love with Andrew McMahon since middle school, through Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin and now to his new solo project, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. His new album is absolutely incredible, but I've also been listening a lot to his older music. "Konstantine" is my favorite song of all time, so I constantly listen to that, but there are some songs that I've totally forgotten about. Here are my favorite songs that he's made:

  • "Cavanaugh Park" — Something Corporate
  • "Ruthless" — Something Corporate
  • "Konstantine" — Something Corporate
  • "Rescued" — Jack's Mannequin
  • "Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby)" — Jack's Mannequin
  • "Amy, I" — Jack's Mannequin
  • "Cecilia and the Satellite" — Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  • "Rainy Girl" — Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
What have you been loving lately?


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