1. The Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Eye Palette
I love this palette so hard!
Like, when I close my eyes, I can see it and feel myself clutching it in my palm. I want to sleep with it under my pillow so I can dream about it…
I talked about it a little last week. It’s the Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder Eye Palette, and it’s $95 (!). But oh! — the blending is off the chain.
The beautiful jewel-tone colors are perfect for fall. All I really need to do with it is rim my lash and water lines with black eyeliner, put a layer of any one of the colors on my lids, buff it out, apply mascara, and my eyes are done.
Love it, love, love it, love it!
Don’t love the $95 price, though…
2. Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea
OK, confession — I may or may not have bought this box of tea in August.
Which is so far from anything having to do with sugar cookie or sleigh rides, but I saw it at Target on the shelf and couldn’t resist.
I’ve been sort of parsing out the bags very slowly, but now that we’re getting closer to the appropriate time and we can start talking about Christmas stuff, I’ve been going through it like crazy.
Oh, my gosh, it’s so good. It really does taste like a sugar cookie in a cup, and it satisfies any sort of sweet tooth urges that I have. Whenever I want a piece of candy or whatever, I have a cup of this instead.
3. Black Mirror Season 3
Black Mirror! I binge-watched the new season last weekend, and I’m about to binge-watch it again.
It’s such a good show! OK, it’s sci-fi, but please don’t let that turn you off. It’s sci-fi like The Twilight Zone.
In one of the episodes, in a not-so-distant future, people are super obsessed with their social media rankings. It basically takes over their life, and they wear these contacts so they can instantly connect with other people, be they friends, family members or strangers. They can instantly rate every interaction from one to five stars.
One of the other episodes, San Junipero, is my favorite one. I’m probably gonna watch it a third time this week. It’s about… I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to ruin it for you, but there’s this idea of living forever in specific eras through technology, and I’ll just leave that there.
4. Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven Is a Place on Earth
OK, so this is leftover from watching the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror. I watched this video for the first time in probably 15 years, and you know what…? It’s friggin’ weird! There’s a bunch of people dressed up in the same outfit, and they have these glowing globes… And they’re doing this weird choreography.
The video is weird, but the song is genius. It’s stuck in my head right now.
5. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
Audiobooks usually take me forever and a day to finish, but I flew through this one. I couldn’t put it down, so to speak. I listened to it every chance I got.
I know it’s a movie right now, and I wanted to finish the book before seeing the movie.
It’s a tense, well-written murder mystery. You gotta figure out whodunnit.
The narrator is someone who you’re not too sure you can trust. She’s a woman whose life isn’t on the right track because… Not on the right track? Trains? Haha.
Anyway, she’s divorced, recently lost her job, and she’s super depressed about it. She also has a drinking problem. And she thinks she may have witnessed a murder, but she’s unsure because her memory can be spotty. You’re not sure if you can trust her as a narrator. Such a great story.
What are some things you’ve been loving lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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