Where did the year go? Once again, I kept busy between my schooling and my somewhat little social life that I have. In May, I graduated high school and finally went to Canada. Later in fall, I started college with more than 30 credit hours under my belt. During the semester I joined Lambda Alpha Honor Society & became its new treasurer. Along with that, I joined Student Council & started volunteering at a museum.
Looking back on the goals I set for this year, I’ve only actually accomplished one and a half of them. I shouldn’t set any goals in 2018 because more likely than not I will not follow through with them.
Anyway, 2018 is going to be about investing in myself and the future. I don’t know what that means for me yet, but I’ll keep you updated.
Sugared Amber Dream Perfume
This is the closest it comes to me having a signature scent. This perfume was gifted to me from my mom last Christmas, and I’ve been wearing it almost every day since. It’s sweet but not overpowering. I like that it’s in a rollerball so I can throw it in my bag.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Dewy Smooth 110- Porcelain
This foundation has changed the way I wear makeup. I’ve never found any drugstore foundation that provides this much coverage. It’s easy to blend in and build upon. Let’s just say this saved my butt in wedding photos this year when I broke out in hives the day of my sister’s wedding.
Tony Moly I’m Real Sheet Masks Rice & Aloe
I’ve finally jumped on the Korean beauty train! Tony Moly masks became a skin care staple for me. Mainly, I regularly use the Rice (for clear skin) & Aloe (for dry skin).
Unless you have a smart TV or game console, you need a Roku player. Just like the Google Chrome or Fire Stick, it’s just one way you can stream media into your tv. Why I chose this over its competitors is that it’s a little cheaper & comes with a remote.
While in Victoria, B.C. this summer, I’ve discovered the best store in the world. Roots is a Canadian store that specializes in Canada appeal & leather goods. I could spend some serious money in there.
I’m one of the messiest people in the world. So I tend to stay away from white clothing because I know I’ll have it destroyed before I even walk out the door. On a limb, I bought these white converse while on a girls weekend in Kansas City. Between these and my black Nikes, I wear these almost every day.
I wish I’d kept the tag on this necklace because I have no clue who makes this choker. All I know is that I got this at Dillard’s during their semi-annual sale. I love wearing this with V-neck tops.
Every year, two of my friends go to A-Kon in Dallas, and this year they picked me up this little plushy. I named him Eric.
This is one of the tightest written and produced shows of this year. Everything is there for a reason, and honestly there is no filler in it. It’s short enough that you can watch it in one evening. Great characters and can’t wait until season 2.
I’ve decided to split up my favorite shows into steaming & live. Because at least here in the US I’m able to watch Riverdale live each week. Though it is totally binge worthy, I like it better watching it live each week. Riverdale is the definition of an edgy teen adaptation. But it works! The first season was amazing, and the second season is just as good.
I just couldn’t talk about one movie that I liked this year, so I narrowed it down to 10. Back in July, I made a list of my favorite films from the first half of the year. A couple of those picks have changed around. I’m going to put a quick summary with each one in case you haven’t heard of it.
1.) A Cure for Wellness- A German-American horror movie that will make you hate eels.
2.) Lady Bird- Charming coming of age drama about a girl who is trying to find herself.
3.) Baby Driver- After a getaway driver falls in love, he tries to leave his life of crime behind him. – Killer Soundtrack-
4.) Thor: Ragnarok- Thor has to save Asgard, but he gets stuck on a prison planet. He ends up teaming up with an old ally to save the world.
5.) Kong: Skull Island (Read my review here)- Two-hour symbolism for the Vietnam War with a giant ape.
6.) IT- Adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a killer clown.
7.) Logan- Hugh Jackman’s emotional goodbye to the X Men franchise.
8.) Atomic Blonde- A new wave fueled Cold War spy thriller.
9.) Lucky Logan- A poor man’s Ocean’s 11.
10.) Murder on the Orient Express- The star-studded adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel.
My favorite music this year is a combination of both old & new.