Well March felt like the month that would never end. Like, I don’t know how all of you felt but this month was ridiculously long. I felt like I never got the chance to breathe. Thus why instead of posting everyday this month, like I had planned, I took a bit of a hiatus. Hopefully I can turn that around for the next few weeks before things get busy again. That isn’t what today is about though. Today is about what my favorite things this month were! Lets get into it…
Tartelette Amazonian Clay Palette from Tarte– I bought this palette in the end of February and it has quickly become my favorite. Before I started using this, I was a daily user of the Tarteist Pro Palette. Switching to the smaller tartelette palette has simplified by routine and helped bring a little spring into my daily make up look. I generally do a slightly smokey eye using the colors caregiver, natural beauty, and best friend– which are all purple-y shades. They look great and blend effortlessly. If you’re looking for a simple and easy to use matte palette, I highly recommend this one! You can pick it up at Ulta, Sephora or on Tarte.com for $46.
After not getting to read too much in February, I was able to do some more reading this month. At the moment, for those following along, I’m currently half way through my twelve book goal.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman- My friend Hannah recommended this book to me. When you’re in the teaching/English teaching circle, you can come across a lot of great young adult fiction. This was one of those books. Set in the future, humans have conquered death. The only way to die, and control over population, is to be gleaned by a Scythe. The Scythes are a group above the law and the only ones who can kill a person. There are ten rules that they must follow but, like all of us, they are imperfect. Our story follows Citra and Rowan as they go through their Scythe apprenticeship and things will never be the same for them again. Nothing ever is when it comes to death.
I was lucky enough to start off the month by seeing all of the films nominated for Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars. A few of them became some of my favorite movies of this month.
Ladybird– This coming of age tale tells the story of Christine “Ladybird” McPhearson, a senior at a Sacramento Catholic school looking to escape. Through the film, we see her dealing with love, fighting with her family and friends, and figuring out the next step in her life: college. Very relatable to many. Staring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri– I didn’t think I was going to like this movie as much as I did. It has heart though. Mildred (Frances McDormand) is a mother who has lost her daughter in a brutal murder. The police do nothing. So, she takes matters into her own hands. What happens is something unexpected. This is, by far, a must watch.
Thanks again to my Discover weekly playlist on Spotify, I was able to find a lot of great music this month. Plus there were some great releases that came out over the last few days and weeks.
Say Amen (Saturday Night) (Single, 2018) by Panic! at the Disco- Coming in hot with two new releases this month, Panic! has me super excited for their upcoming new album. This song is so damn good.
Listen Further: (Fuck A) Silver Lining
Found/Tonight (Single, 2018) by Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda– Created for the March for Our Lives, this mashup of two songs from Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton brings a tear to my eye. It is incredible. Both Platt and Miranda’s voices blend into a powerful sound that just urges you to do better. To think about how we our not powerless in this endless fight for our lives.
Lovesick (feat. Andres) (Single, 2018) by Ben Rosett- This song caught my attention off of a Discover Weekly. I’ve been listening to Andres for a little while now and he just has an incredible voice. The sound of the song and the story it tells is what got this song quickly added to my monthly playlist.
Georgia (2015) by Lydia- First, this song caught my attention because it sounded a lot like The Cinema. I have a tendancy to listen to music that is all in the same family a bit. Things that can sound a like. Although I guess we all do that. Actually, when it comes to my relation between Lydia and The Cinema, they actually share members. No wonder I liked this song.