March Favorites

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS! I managed to make it through the entire day without any jokes on me. Cheers to that. I wanted to share my March favorites which isn’t that much PLUS what I would’ve like to accomplish this month. 

EDITING 

I came across Canva at the top of the year and it is definitely an essential for me in creating thumbnails for my posts. In addition to Canva, I’m a huge fan of Polyvore and I like to combine the two. No sense in hiding what you use. If it works, share it. Everyone has their own creativity within. USE IT!

TV

I’m still obsessed with NCIS and I’ve actually started watching the show over on Netflix. I plan to buy the entire series before the year is over. Preferably around Black Friday when the price drops to $10 a season. Anywho, I’m sad that Michael Weatherly (Dinozzo) will be leaving at the end of the season which is next month. Speaking of people leaving shows, I had no idea that Shemar Moore (Morgan) from Criminal Minds was leaving. The ending of that episode was just so sad. 

MUSIC 

Just like I shared in January and February, I’ve been compiling a list I’ve been compiling a list of music favorites for the year. I’ve actually been listening to the Coldplay’s ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ plus Taylor Swifts ‘New Romantics’ on rotation, but new to the list include:

  • Desiigner – ‘Panda’
  • Justin Bieber – ‘Company’
  • Kent Jones – ‘Don’t Mind’ 
  • Rachel Platten – ‘Fight Song’

Aside from what I’ve enjoyed this month, there’s a lot I would have liked to accomplish. 

  • More job searches.
  • Starting a new book.
  • Daily devotions!
  • More videos. I’m tired of the repetitious planner vids.
  • Better eating habits PLUS daily workouts.
  • Better money management. 

I think it’s essential in taking note of what you would have liked to accomplish in a month to start you up for the upcoming month. I know that I would like a new job by June as well as losing weight and getting in shape for a fall lung cancer run. Taking action with these steps and really focusing on what I want to accomplish is a great start to the month. I’ll be able to prioritize better for sure.

Cheers to a productive April and be sure to check out my playlist below!

Sunday Rant (V.12): Summer Reads 2014

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I’ve been wanting to get back into reading and the eight books above are just a snippet of what I hope to read this summer. I’ve been having the  Nice Girls’ Don’t Get the Corner Office on my shelf for nearly a year now yet I never picked it up to read it. I’ve also has Joyce Meyer’s, Battlefield of the Mind, yet I hadn’t read that one either. Those two are first up on my reading list. Welp, with this new mindset I have each one of these books adds a little something to the direction I’m going. As for The Fault in Our Stars, after watching COUNTLESS interviews about the movie it’s clear that it’s a must read and before I watch the movie I do want to read the book everyone has been raving about. Chicken Soup for the Soul books have always been a favorite of mine and I love that it’s a whole bunch of stories rolled into one book. This time around I’m reading about grieving and making the best out of a bad situation. I didn’t want to really read Steve Harvey’s Think Like a Man saga, but this one about success caught my eye. When it comes to love, I’ve been really wanting to read Manology and La La’s The Love Playbook. Let’s see how long it takes me to get throughout everything.

Rihanna ‘Viva Glam’

Rihanna 'Viva Glam'

Rihanna and Mac team up again this time for ‘Viva Glam.’ She follows behind other celebs with this campaign such as Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, and Nicki Minaj.

Just like the previous Viva Glam campaigns all portions will be going toward the Mac Aids Fund which supports people directly supported by HIV/Aids.As for the lipstick / lip gloss the color is nothing spectacular. The packaging for the new campaign is not different than that of the others either, which is a good thing. You can purchase the lip pies NOW before they sell out.

Rihanna’s, RiRi Hearts Mac, collection has been selling out left and right with popular lipsticks, ‘RiRi Woo,’ ‘Heaux,’ and ‘Talk That Talk’. The collection spans beyond lipsticks/lip glosses to mascara lip/brow liners, eyeshadow, blushes and brushes PLUS the AMAZING packaging.Click to see what you can snag out of the RiRi Hearts Mac Collection for the Fall and Holiday. [You can also check Ebay/Amazon, BUT they are way overpriced.]

To learn more about the ‘Viva Glam’ campaign, click here.