Friday Favorites

Hurrah for surviving the first 2 days of school! It's so weird to see everyone back and there are SO. MANY. FRESHMEN. I feel so old now that I'm an upperclassman and I see all of these young children walking around looking lost (man, I sound like a grandma) while I perpetually RBF so no one will hand me a flyer to make me join their club. Sorry to the dude I totally ignored while he desperately tried to recruit me for a business frat this morning -- ain't gon' help me now.

It seems that in light of everybody moving back in and the city being saturated with people again (oh, how I miss how lonely it was in summer now!) I have a lot of human favorites this week! First off, I am developing a little girl crush on Patricia Bright. Patricia has both a blog, Moments of Style, and a YouTube channel where she talks about fashion and beauty, and I love how spunky and genuine she is. I feel like if I met her we'd totally hit it off because we have the same sort of energy and humor! I guess it's also perfect timing to post about her because she just put up a video about her YouTube story this week, and I really admire all she does.

I refused to watch the VMAs (though my roommate forced me to sit and writhe through that infamous performance by you-know-who), but I'm proud of my men Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for bringing in 3 moonmen this year! I've been listening to Macklemore since before pre-K (hah, get the reference?) he made it big (I'm talking 3-4 years ago) and the only album he had out was The VS. What they've achieved this year is incredible and I am beyond excited to be seeing them live the night before my 21st! On the topic of TV I finished the last episode of Friends this week, completing my summer goal of finishing all 10 seasons in 1 summer. I have grown so attached to all of the characters and absolutely love this show now! As I told my friend who forced me to watch it in the first place, I was gushing of dinosaurs and Ralph Lauren at the finale, it just made me so happy! But I'm kind of upset that I won't have anything to consistently watch anymore. I did start watching a Japanese drama (oh man, I haven't seen one in YEARS) called Summer Nude with my childhood boy band crush Yamashita Tomohisa *swoon, oh the 13 year old feels*. Now that I've started, I can't stop watching that so we'll see where that story goes.

In terms of beauty and fashion, I got hooked on American Eagle Outfitters' 40% Off Everything (+ Free Shipping) sale and bought myself 2 pairs of the same flats (in different colors, though!!) as a little back to school treat. I love wearing ballet flats and used to have quite the selection but it has recently somehow dwindled down to just a pair of beat up tan mocs, which are seriously disgusting now, and a navy blue pair that's ripping at the back. Classy. I ordered online, though, so I hope they fit! Can't wait for my package to come in hehehe. Otherwise I haven't really discovered anything new these days, but I've rediscovered some old things in my beauty stash. I am loving simple nails lately and have been sporting Wet n Wild Private Viewing which is a soft nude pink color for the past week (that's a long time for me!). Also, I had heard so much great stuff about the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and bought it quite some time ago but never really liked it. I don't know why, I just didn't think it did anything... that is until I stopped using it for a while and then came back to it -- now I'm hooked!! It mattifies my oily spots while not looking caked on and disgusting. I'm not sure why it didn't work before and it's doing me some good now, but I'm not complaining! It's been a dream to touch up with during these first few crazy days of the school year. I'm just glad it's a long weekend, though I do have to go to club officer retreat. TGIF!


  1. American school/college/university (sorry not sure which is the correct term to refer to!) sounds so cool and very different to over here in the UK!

    I love that you watched all 10 seasons of Friends over summer, love it! My replacement for the show has been How I Met Your Mother if you're after something new to watch (and don't already watch it!)

    Ex | Rare Ribbon

  2. The part about the perpetual RBF....YES. I totally do the same thing while walking around my university. Made me laugh! Also, I'm glad I don't have a roommate because I have been avoiding any clips from the VMA's like they were the plague!


  3. You watched all 10 seasons during one summer?! WOW! That's amazing! I also really love this powder, it's great! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  4. I can't believe you missed out on the VMAs! It was crazy, although maybe it's not such a bad thing that you missed out lol

  5. I absolutely are the Rimmell Matte powder! It's a staple product in my make-up bag now!

  6. ah, i've bee watching friends a lot too lately! its a perfect thing to do while doing school work!

    lindsey louise


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