My August 2019 Currentlys…

CURRENTLY IN BEAUTY

My buddy, Rossy (@AyRGalaxy), sent me the cutest package for my birthday (thank you again, babe!!!) and it included my favorite Superhero Mascara by IT Cosmetics in Super Black. My Il Makiage one only recently dried out so I’ve just opened this and have fallen in love all over again. It’s annoyingly flaky during application but, I will deal with it for the effect it has on my lashes and the minimal smudging throughout the night.

Rossy also included Dr. Bronner’s Naked Organic Lip Balm and I’ve been using it ever since. It is so soft and smooth. There’s no offensive scent and it keeps my lips pretty hydrated.

Surprisingly, even more hydrating than any balm is the Dominique Cosmetics Lemonade Lipgloss in Peach Tea. I, luckily, received it in my June Boxycharm. It’s so girly and cute!! Not super long-lasting but, it does wear off gracefully. It doesn’t stick to your hair and you never even notice it’s on your lips. There’s a little bit of shine and a tiny bit of color. I love it so much!!

The biggest shock of the century is that I’m using a new concealer!! In all of my years of wearing makeup, I’ve bought NOTHING else besides Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12H Waterproof Concealer. When I saw JOAH, a K-Beauty brand, for sale in CVS, I decided to pick up TWO different concealers (I haven’t tried the other yet). To my utter shock, the Wand Me Up Concealer has been working beautifully and it’s even more full coverage than my beloved Tarte one. I bought the shade Sand— I can make it work but, it’s a bit light. I may go one darker next time.

In hopes of clearing my breakouts, I’ve dug out my Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser sample. The scent is refreshing and citrusy good. I actually notice my skin getting brighter and cleaner after each use.

For my nails, I picked up Essie All-in-One. The brush is a bit too skinny and the formula isn’t as thick as I’d like but, it dries quickly and definitely does its job as a top coat. I haven’t removed my nail polish yet so, I don’t know how it has done as a base and my nails are short so I can’t tell if the strengthening part is true yet, either.

After about a week of wear

For color, I’ve got on JLB Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Lola. I bought a huge pack of these mini nail polishes from Ross around Christmastime last year. The formula dries quickly and lasts awhile before chipping, the only con is that you need quite a few layers before it’ll become completely opaque.


CURRENTLY IN LIFETSYLE

I never thought the few extra bucks would be worth it for The Honest Co. Baby Wipes but, they are the perfect thickness, they glide and clean easily, and they don’t leave you too wet. I’m never turning back. I use less to get the job done, so, in the end, I’m probably spending the same.

I’ve seriously misplaced around 4 or 5 different water bottles this year (so far). My last one was rather spendy so, when I saw this super plain one at Starbucks for only $4, I was like… “I need that, that’s what I deserve.”

When we were in Minnesota last month, boyfriend’s mom gifted us with all kinds of things including about 10 sticks of this Right Guard Sport Antiperspirant Gel in Fresh. I decided to try it and it’s working alright. I still sweat through it after I drink too much espresso though.

For flower, I’m smoking Lee Roy TK, an Indica-dominant hyrbid by Summa.

My phone theme is this fun watercolor one called, WaterColoredUX by Saurabh Gupta.


CURRENTLY IN FOOD & DRINKS

I can’t stop buying Kicking Horse Kick Ass Dark Ground Coffee. It’s silky and velvety going down and wakes me right up. Sometimes, I can be a “don’t fix what ain’t broken” type of person!

I’m actually eating a slice of this freakin’ awesome Vegan Chocolate Blackout Layer Cake by Rubicon Bakers as I type this!! I’ve had about two (big) slices a day since I bought it and oh my gosh, it is moist, soft, chocolaty and tastes BETTER than a cake filled with dairy. I usually HATE frosting, of all kinds, but this one I could eat plain if you asked me to. It’s really THAT good.

Pamela Creamery Aged Nutcheese Alfredo in Rose was phe-nom-en-al, even compared to a real Alfredo. I could totally taste the booze and it had that traditional creamy, cheesy flavor. The consistency was rather thin and there was an unfamiliar sour tang but, I would ten out of ten recommend this to any of my fellow dairy-free people! I will warn that there was a very pungent smell when opening the jar, almost like spilling fish sauce all over yourself… fortunately, it cooked away right as it went into the hot pan.

Boyfriend was very wary of this Dark Pumpernickel Rye Bread but, it’s probably one of my favorite loaves we’ve tried! We continue buying it every time we stop in Albertsons.

I had tried Divvies Java Chip Minis before and LOVED them so I went for the Chocolate Brownie ones this time… and guess what? I also LOVED them. They were simple, chewy, and delish!


CURRENTLY IN ENTERTAINMENT

I am keeping up with Season 21 of Big Brother. I can’t really decide who I want to win but, I know for a fact, NOT Christie… I’m pretty invested this year so I’ll try to watch until the very end instead of quitting halfway. πŸ˜›

I talk about it constantly so you all know I’ve been watching Love Island (UK) Season 05 on Hulu and the FIRST Season of Love Island (US) on CBS. I actually am impressed with the US version, I’ve enjoyed it ALMOST as much as the UK’s but, ehhhh, not quite!! It was more rushed and staged.

I’m two episodes behind on Harlots Season 03 but, I’m not even sure I can bare watching anymore. I’m very saddened by the events at the end of Episode 03.

We have been watching Family Food Fight, the season currently being uploaded episode by episode on Hulu. Cat Cora as one of the judges is so cool! I love how fast-paced it is and the diversity between the contestants is really great. Seeing family members work together is raw and emotional but, more often, it cracks me the heck up!

I just found The Chefs’ Line, a competitive cooking reality show from Australia, on Netflix yesterday. I already watched the first 4 episodes and was immersed. They choose home cooks that specialize in different cuisines from all over the world and see if they can beat the line cooks and head chefs from a popular restaurant of the same cuisine. Each episode is only 20 minutes or so, making it incredibly easy to binge watch– it truly holds your attention!

For those of us who enjoy dark and gory content from time to time, Deadly Wives, has it all. Each episode is about a different married woman, sometimes two, who murdered their husband. These are REAL LIFE stories and included for each case are interviews with people who personally knew the victim and the killer before the crime, actual police footage– sometimes audio, sometimes videos (!!), dramatic reenactments, and an explanation for why each woman did what she did. This shit is wild!! If you’re interested, you can find the series on Hulu.

After finishing Eliza and Her Monsters, my heart needed another YA novel so I found Lemon Lavender is Not Fine by Elle Pallmore. I’m 52% through and not hating it.

Noriko (@bookfiendsite), kept talking about Netgalley on her blog, and though, it was not the first time I had heard of it, she was the first to make it sound appealing. After being convinced to make my own account, I, of course, looked through the available titles! I saw Lemon Lavender is Not Fine was open for anyone to download so, I got it sent to my Kindle app straightaway. It never expires and I can read it anytime. On the Netgalley site, there were TONS of FREE books and others you could request or “wish” for. I thought I’d never be accepted for ANY with a 0% Feedback but, to my surprise, I was!! Quite a few of my requests were approved and even one of my wishes was granted. I did get a lot of denials as well.

Not gonna lie, I used to make fun of those who said that coloring apps on your phone were relaxing. I never believed it, okay?? BUT, that was only until I downloaded Paint By Number. It’s absolutely addicting and 10000% soothing.

Juice WRLD has recently been killing it out here and Ellie Goulding always has been. Hate Me is a HIT. I swoon at Juice WRLD’s verse every single time, it.is.EVERYTHING. Also, at the end of the music video, they show people jamming out to this song, and it is both hilarious and way too relatable.

Another one by Juice WRLD, this time featuring artist Seezyn. Driving my littler brothers around in Minnesota, they forced me to listen to Hide over and over again until I, too, loved it as much as them. They knew all the words as they sang along and with how much I’ve played it lately, I’m pretty close now, too.

You didn’t think I could end this without mentioning Machine Gun Kelly’s new album, Hotel Diablo, did you!?!? It dropped at the end of July and I’ve got it on non-stop. el Diablo (above) is one of my favorites, along with Hollywood Whore, I Think I’m Okay, and Candy.

45 thoughts on “My August 2019 Currentlys…

  1. That cake (and really, all the food) looks absolutely scrumptious! I am actually downloading the paint by numbers right now…I had no idea this was a thing! As soon as I finish writing this up I will be checking out that cooking show on Netflix. Thank you for all the suggestions!

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    1. That caaaaake!! ❀ Oh my gosh, it was so good. I hope you enjoy the Paint by Numbers as much as I do LOL, I don't know why it's so satisfying for me. The Chefs' Line is really fun, let me know what you think when you get to watching it!

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  2. Aw it’s so nice of Rossy to send you a birthday package, what a cutie and you totally deserve it hun!!! That mascara looks insane on you, those lashes, omg!! So long 😍 Maybe I’ll have to try it, but I’m currently loving falsies at the moment…

    That face cleanser sounds amazing, the fact that you see such good results after use is such a win and I totally wanna try! My skin feels fresher just thinking about it 😍

    Your phone theme is totally cute btw, and I didn’t even know you could get colouring apps? That does sound relaxing!

    Yes yes yes Love Island! Are you finished with the UK version now? Thoughts? We need to discuss everythinggggg!!! ✨ Can’t wait to talk all things Love Island with you girl, I’ll definitely have to check out the US version soon!

    Have the best week, angel ❀️

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    1. Rossy is just the freakin’ sweetest, isn’t she?! ❀ The mascara is amazing, I can't do without it anymore. I totally wish I could easily apply falsies though, I would wear 'em way more often.

      Yes!! I love that face cleanser & am giggling that your skin feels fresher just thinking about, hehe. ;D

      Thank you!!! It's about time for a new phone theme now though lol. The coloring app is super relaxing, there are tons of different apps on the market but this one is by far the best!

      Nooo, we have 10 whole episodes of Love Island UK that aren't available for us to watch YET. 😦 I won't get to the end for two or three more weeks!! Ugh can't wait to chat about it with you when I finally get to the end!! Will you be able to watch the US one over there?!

      Hope you have the best week, too, lovely!!! ❀

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      1. She is! LOVE her! Ahh I am so hooked with falsies at the minute, I used to struggle applying them too but now I feel like I’m just too determined there’s no way I’m not getting those things on but anyway, that mascara seems to do the trick anyway you totally don’t need fake lashes!

        Haha honestly it did, I’m so gonna try!

        Ooh I’m excited to see what you change the theme up to!!! And I’ll be sure to check the colouring app out, it’s always nice to find new ways to relax.

        Oh my worddddd a whole 10 episodes! Ah I can’t wait for you to catch up!!! Me too seriously. What are you thinking of it with regards where you’re up to? I still wanna know and I won’t give any spoilers away, I promise!!

        I don’t know about the US one, I’m going to have to google where I can watch it but it’s deffo not on tv, the Australian one was last year though? I’m going to have to find out because I wanna watch.

        Thank you hun ❀

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        1. I looove the look of falsies though. I wish I could apply them quickly & easily!

          Hope you like the cleanser & the coloring app if you try them!!

          YEAH! Ugh, I am happy that Lucie went home now & I pretty much like all the couples who are left except Michael & Joanna. πŸ˜›

          Let me know if you find it to watch, would love to hear your thoughts!!

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          1. Practice! hey when I come to Vegas I’ll teach you πŸ˜›

            Thanks hun! Ooh I really liked Lucie πŸ‘€ I think she was taking the piss abit in the end though with the whole Tommy thing hahahahaha omg Joanna and Michael one word β€˜CHALDISH’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

            I will do hun!

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            1. Ahh ok! Sounds like a plan! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

              I really loved Lucie in the beginning but ugh, I love Molly Mae way more & I just hated how Lucie all of a sudden liked Tommie SO much after the Twitter game & never even talked about Joe once after he left. I totally KNEW Curtis didn’t like Amy genuinely & I never did either but, my heart ached for her. Boyfriend & I were both crying! πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ That new girl that coupled up with him now is already rubbing me the wrong way. I hope he ends up with Maura!! β™‘

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  3. Woah, is the concealer more hydrating? Omg, I heard the honest face wipes are the best thing ever too! Urgh, I’d love to try their products, why can’t they go global! I didn’t think starbucks sold anything less than 20 dollars, what a steal! Oh gosh your phone theme is so pretty!! I love the smell of fish sauce so I’d think I will love that mmm! The lemon lavendar title somehow reminds me of eleanor olimphant (except you dont hate it HAHA). YESS MGK!

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    1. Honestly, that’s ONE thing about the concealer. It’s definitely not as hydrating as the Tarte one. πŸ˜› It could really dry your skin out if you don’t use moisturizer daily.

      Oh the Honest Co. wipes are actually… butt wipes LOL. I’ll have to pick up some of those face wipes you’re talking about though. πŸ˜‰

      Yeah, all of the Starbucks cups & souvenirs are usually so expensive but this is a super plain, plastic one so I guess they could let it go for $4 lol.

      I love the smell of fish sauce, too!! But you know… other people out there are like “ick!!” when they get a whiff. πŸ˜›

      Oh my gosh, you’re right. I don’t even know how I didn’t notice that with the book titles!! & YESSS!! Have you listened to his Hotel Diablo album?! Would love to know your favorite songs if you did!!

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      1. Ahhh I see! I use the huggies one which is sooo smooth and thick and doesn’t feel sticky! Me too, I love how odd it smells hahah! I like how trippy sex drive is and glass house is really such a nice one too especially the instrumentals!!!

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  4. Omg kicking horse coffee is my go to as well! I didn’t realize you could get it down in the US since it’s made in British Columbia. My favourite coffee from them is Pacific, but I enjoy them all!

    I hope our stores here get Joah beauty too, I’ve been seeing them so much on YouTube and that concealer sounds amazing!

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    1. I can’t find it anywhere besides the grocery store we go to called, Sprouts! I didn’t know it was made in BC, that’s so cool to know. πŸ˜„ There are only like 3 different roasts available, I’ll see if Pacific is one of them!

      It’s so cool to see K-Beauty brands in regular stores like CVS. Hopefully they expand to Canada! I am really liking the concealer & am so tempted to buy more & more products by the different brands available!

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      1. Ooh I’ve been to one of those before, they had so much fresh fruit and vegetables 😍 There’s a ton of different varieties available here, it’s hard to choose!

        I’ll need to see if they’ll ship here πŸ™‚

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        1. They have so many different fruits there, you’re right! I just tried a ‘green plumcot’ for the first time, ever, yesterday. πŸ˜€ & I’m jealous you have so many different varieties of the coffee!

          I saw JOAH does ship to Canada but, kind of has a hefty shipping fee!!

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  5. I love Ellie Goulding! ❀ I actually hadn't realized this song was hers!
    Ahhh Hunida I have to say it's kind of funny that you lost ANOTHER water bottle!! XD Girl what do you keep doing?! πŸ˜‰ That Starbucks one is still cute though. πŸ˜‰
    Oooh okay so I've been using Secret's aluminum-free deodorant and I LOVE it. It's a game changer for me! Literally the best that I've used. I love that it's clear because I HATE how the white deodorant starts clumping and crumbling when I get sweaty (just me?). It's gross, and so annoying — and then doesn't do any good. This stuff is clear and doesn't do that at all and even though it's aluminum-free, I haven't smelled any odor at all regardless of how hot it's been. I haven't noticed any sweat either, or if there has been any, I don't notice it because there isn't any odor. ANYWAY, thought I'd share this revelation lol. πŸ˜‰
    I need to look for that Kicking Horse coffee!! You make it sound SO good!
    Also, I'm definitely checking out Netgalley. I hadn't heard of it before, but the whole "professional reader" and getting free books thing sounds amazing lol!
    Thanks for sharing all of these, Hunida!! ❀

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    1. I love her, too!! ❀ Do you like the Hate Me song? πŸ™‚

      Oh my gosh, I am so annoying with the water bottles. I leave them at restaurants or Ubers, or who knows where LOL. This cheap Starbucks one is the only one I deserve!

      Ahhh yay!! Thanks so much for telling me about the deodorant. I was wondering how it was working out for you. I totally get the crumpling & crumbling from white deodorants, too so you are not alone. I will def be trying out this aluminum-free stuff!!!

      Yesss, you do need to try the Kicking Horse coffee. You're going to love it!! & same with Netgalley. πŸ˜€ There are SO many free books!!

      ❀ ❀

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      1. I do like that song! I’ve enjoyed it for a while and didn’t know she was featured in it lol! Ellie Goulding has such a beautiful, dreamy voice — I actually walked down the aisle to one of her songs! ❀

        Yes definitely! I hope the aluminum-free deodorant works for you! I know I love it, but everyone's different so who knows. I'm just happy to have found it! I'm not going back to that white deodorant again if I can help it!

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        1. Aww no way, that’s so sweet that you walked down the aisle to one of Ellie Goulding’s songs, her voice really is dreamy!! Which one was it?! πŸ™‚

          Ahh, I hope it will work for me. Whenever I see it in the store, I’m buying it!

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          1. Oh yeah, I suppose I could have told you which song it was in my last comment, lol! πŸ˜‰ It was “How Long Will I Love You?” ❀ My heart just melts when I hear that song. ❀ ❀ ❀
            Yes! Fingers crossed for you! πŸ™‚

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  6. I’m glad you’re loving that mascara! It does make your lashes look great!
    Aw you’re using the lip balm too!! Yay!! I bought one for myself as well but havent opened it because I have two other ones I’m currently using lol.
    I love the DC lip gloss too I think I have it in the same shade and I love it!!
    We’ve talked about this but I definitely have to find that concealer somewhere wish me luck! Lol
    I love water bottles I take one everywhere with me. My only problem is my boys are constantly taking it from me 🀣
    Ooh I love watercolor so your background is perfecttt!!! Currently I have a sloth background in mine lol.
    Omg a vegan chocolate cake looks super good! You’re making me crave it! Omg you have so many great things on here I added that lemon lavender book to my goodreads when I saw you were reading it.

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    1. I love how the mascara makes my lashes look but gosh you were right about the flakes, they are absolutely frustrating falling all over my face lol.

      I love the balm! It’s so soft & hydrating. Did you also buy the same scent or a different one for yours??

      YESS!! Isn’t the DC gloss so good? ❀ I love it! & Good luck finding the concealer, I hope you do!!

      I take my water bottle with me everywhere, too, but I keep losing them!! LOL. 😦 You should buy them their own water bottles, hehe.

      The watercolor background is so pretty, right? I'm about ready to change it again though. πŸ˜› Sloths are SO cute!!

      That vegan chocolate cake was so tasty, I couldn't even believe it. I thought it was going to be dry & pasty, to be honest… I'm so happy it wasn't.

      I thought the Lemon Lavender book was a bit too childish but it was an OK read!

      ❀ ❀

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      1. yeah i hated that about the mascara but then again, i’m one of the pickiest when it comes to mascara. I literally don’t like any of them so I’ve been wearing falsies the most
        yes when i bought yours i got one for myself too I was like “ahh this would be something great to add” because I know you love it too and I thought “this might be a great product for me to try as well” because I’ve only tried Burt’s Bees and whatever one I get from my dentist office, no joke, it’s so fucking good LOLOLOL
        haha funny thing is, they DO have their own water bottles, and they ALWAYS go for mine! LOL Like Ciel will be like “but I want yours!” XD

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        1. Ughhh, I wish I could apply falsies. The perfect mascara is hard to find but I’ve REALLY been enjoying this new one I opened up from Ipsy. SPEAKING OF, there’s a NEW Ipsy sub called the Ultimate, have you heard of it yet??

          LOL the dentist’s office has good lip balm?! I love that hahaha. Hope you like the Dr Bronners one, too!!

          That’s so funny he wants YOURS LOL it’s because you drank out of it so that makes it better. ;D

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