Ten Years EP Review

I’m so freakin’ happy the wait is over. Aly & AJ have returned. I have loved them from Phil of the Future to Now You See It to Cowbelles to Into the Rush to Chemicals React to Potential Break-Up Song to Like Woah. We, also, cannot forget Aly’s amazing performance in Easy A (one of my favorite movies with my favorite actress, Emma Stone).  I was super lucky to see Aly & AJ in concert at the Starland Ballroom on my birthday. My mom managed to get me a pick that one of the girls used during their set! I did get a shirt but have since retired it.

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Anyway, let’s get to 2017. The sisters are back at it with a four song EP. Ten Years refers to the sisters return to music under their names. Aly & Aj did go with the name 78violet and it is their transition into the music they have now. (If you haven’t listen to Hothouse, you definitely should!) Let’s dive in to each of the songs:

  1. Take MeTake Me gives 80s synth realness. The song is all about being sexual with a person, which is a common trend in music. This song, in particular, reminds me of the band Bleachers (listen to I Wanna Get Better to understand). It has a really nice beat drop after the chorus that just makes you want to dance. I do feel the lyrics are a bit too repetitive, but that’s sadly how the pop genre is nowadays. Because of the repetitiveness, it does make the song super catchy. I recommend watching the music video because it’s very artistic and a reason I really like the song.
  2. I Know– The lyrics are ten times better in this song. I Know is about uplifting someone and caring about them through the tough times. It’s definitely a relatable song for anyone who has depression, anxiety, or any mental illness and always is questioning about life and people in their lives. MTV did an interview with Aly & Aj and they dedicated it to a friend who passed of cancer. The song is a sharp contrast to Take Me since it’s has a kick drum beat, soft synths compared to the long phrase synth and beat drops. My favorite lyrics is “who’s really gonna care about tomorrow? it’s gonna be fine.” I, personally, feel those lyrics. I always worry and I need that simple reminder of “whatever happens, happens” and “things happen for a reason.”
  3. PromisesPromises starts off similar to I Know with the soft synths. Promises is finding out that a love one is cheating and how all the promises that loved one made are no longer true. What really gets me is the pre-chorus. It’s nothing extremely special, but the wording is so important; “must be someone here, it’s my worst fear, must be someone here, it’s not my first tear.” This song feels weirdly comforting and sounds similar to Hothouse.
  4. The Distance– The song is another upbeat song and a great way to end the EP. I didn’t know the song, but it felt like something I could sing along to. The Distance is about a long distance relationship that didn’t work. Which, personally, worries me since I’m currently in a long distance relationship and distance sucks. Aly & Aj hit it on the head with the lyrics and the beat.

Aly & Aj did an amazing job telling a story in just four songs. The EP came out of their own pockets and I’m glad it was so successful that they are making a full-length album. I, highly recommend, listening to the EP and just jam out!

-Hannah

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King of Everything 

For those of you reading and follow me, if you don’t know, theater is my life. It has been since I was little. Recently on Twitter, a video surfaced of Finn Wolfhard, from Stranger Things and the new IT movie, was seen walking out and in his hotel with his bodyguard. Fans kept yelling his name and saying he was being disrespectful for not giving any of them his time to say hi. Now there’s articles going around saying “Finn is blowing off his fans” blah blah blah. As an actor from a young age, all I cared about after a show was to see my family (who were my only fans). Finn has millions of fans at a young age, which is amazing. I, personally, think he’s an amazing actor, but he doesn’t need to give anyone anything.

If you go to a Broadway show or a concert, you can stagedoor afterwards. As a courtesy, actors or musicians can welcome fans with pictures and autographs. Sometimes, they have to head to the next stop on their tour or are sick and need to recover. As fans, we must honor the fact they gave us our money’s worth. They don’t need to stagedoor. Obviously, it’s disheartening. I saw Violet with Sutton Foster a couple of years ago and I knew I wasn’t going to see her at the stagedoor because it was a matinee. I was disappointed but was thrilled and in awe of a performance she gave. On my birthday last year, I saw She Loves Me. Laura Benanti was sick and was kind enough to sign playbills for the bodyguards to hand to people since she couldn’t stagedoor. Just because a famous person walks out of a building doesn’t mean they are entitled to give you their time. Maybe Finn had a press event or since he is young, would like privacy. Hunting him down and yelling at him isn’t going to do anything. You are harassing a minor and acting just like paparazzi (maybe he thought they were). If you really want an autograph or photo, maybe send a letter with a headshot to his PO box and he might send one back signed. I’ve done it for Broadway stars and sometimes I get headshots back and sometimes I don’t. I don’t expect it, but it’s nice.

Next time you see a famous on the street, thank them for their performance and think before acting entitled for a photo or autograph.

(P.S. thanks to my brother for giving me this idea even if it was just sarcasm.)

My First VoxBox

I signed up on Influenster about a month ago. I did the pre survey and now I have received my first Lucky VoxBox. Here’s what the box looked like and all the items instead:

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  • Alba Botanica Acnedote Face & Body Scrub ($10.45)
  • Eva NYC Purse Perfect Hair Towelettes (I received one sample, 10 per box $14.99)
  • Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer ($11.99 6 oz)
  • SweeTARTS Chewy Sours ($.79-1.09)
  • U by Kotex® Fitness Tampon, FitPak and U by Kotex FITNESS Liners ($4.99 for 15 pack regular tampons with FitPak) ($4.29 for 40 pack of regular Liners)
  • U by Kotex® Fitness Ultra Thin Pads and U by Kotex FITNESS Liners ($4.99 for 15 pack regular pads) ($4.29 for 40 pack of regular Liners)
  • Total: about $57.08

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To start off the review, I’m not going to be talking about the tampons. Personally, not a tampons fan. I’m just going to give them away to one of my friends. U by Kotex® Fitness Ultra Thin Pads and U by Kotex FITNESS Liners though were good. I don’t normally have a preference for pads. When I was wearing the pads, it felt like there wasn’t any pads on (which could be a good or bad thing depending).

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Oh my god it smells amazing. It’s flowery and I’m obsessed. They sent me the full size, which is amazing. When you first pour it out, its brown with blue little beads, but once rubbed in on the face or body it becomes white with blue beads. After the first use, my face felt soft and I have been using it every night since to help with pimples. A+ product

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The next product I tried was the SweeTarts Chewy Sours. I love regular SweeTarts, so my original thought was I was going to love this version. They are not lying about the sour part and I love sour treats. The candy is a perfect midnight treat. If you like Sour Patch Kids, you would like it; not gummy tasting, but very chewy. Definitely recommend having water near by for it dried out my mouth.

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Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer is probably my favorite product in the box. I use it before I straighten my hair and makes my hair super soft and not fizzy! Super obsessed with the product and will definitely get the big bottle once I’m done! A++

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The last product is another Eva NYC. The Eva NYC Purse Perfect Hair Towelette helped my hair stay straight through a hot day in Florida! Warning: it does make your hands greasy.

There wasn’t a product I hated, which is amazing. Out of all the products, I think I’ll purchase the full size of the Eva NYC 10-in-1.

Just a reminder, these products are complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes!

-Hannah

 

What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag?

I thought I would show you what I was bringing with me on my vacation. By the time you are reading this, I will be hanging with Mickey and the gang, but I thought it would be interesting to see what I take with me! I brought a lot, but that’s because we drive to Disney instead of flying.

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I’m going to start from the bag all the way down:

Face Mask – I think it’s important to bring some type of facial treatment on vacation. Especially, if you are going to an amusement park and going to be in a neck to neck with people. This face mask is amazing! It’s a minute heating mask and its great after a long day walking around! I found out about this mask from Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars

Travel Brushes – I didn’t know these existed until I saw them at Ulta! It’s a 3 brush travel kit from Real Techniques ($9.99). I think it’s amazing when you don’t want to bring your makeup everywhere!

Eva NYC Hair Towelette – I’ll be talking about it more in a blog post soon, but this is great for frizz on the go! I thought it would be perfect to fix my hair during the day!

Deodorant – Self-explanatory

Brush – I love this Taste blush because I use it as an eye shadow to give it some pop!

Chapstick – Always good to moisturizer the lips (especially going from a cool to warm or warm to cold climates)

Razor – Self-explanatory

Makeup Wipes –  Besides taking off makeup, I’m bringing wipes into the parks in case I get super sweaty or if my face feels disgusting

Eva NYC Hair Primer – Again going to talk about it more in another post, but its great for straightening, frizz, and makes my hair feel soft

Lipstick – Just for looking nice and I love the Taste lip paint for the fact they dry down fast and last a long time!

Bandaids – Always good to have on hand

Toothbrush, Toothpaste, and Floss – Self-explanatory

Hair Band, Hair Ties, and Clips – All good to have to keep hair out of my face especially since I have bangs now

Tweezer and Nail Clipper – Self- explanatory

Color Corrector and Concealers – Just in case sleep is rough to help with the dark circles.  I first use the color corrector then concealer. I’m bringing two because I’m thinking I will be getting a tan so my shade may change.

Mascara – If you are going to a warmer place for vacation, I recommend a sweat proof or water proof mascara (like I have above: Tarte Lifted)

Eye Cream – Help with dark circles

Body Wash – I always bring body wash because I don’t feel that the bars do anything for me.

Liners – I use the black liner to make me look more put together and I use the nude shade in the water line to help make my eyes look more awake.

Comb – Self-explanatory

This last item was put couldn’t fit in this makeup bag I’m still bringing it:

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Face & Body Scrub – Again talk about it more later! For vacation it’s good to get in the pores and remove dirt from the day!

I hope this help come up with some new essentials for your getaways!

-Hannah

 

Last Minute DIY Costume Ideas

I started making my own costumes since sixth grade. I went to DEB and got a flowy, green dress for ten bucks. I got some cheap wings and called myself Tinkerbell. As a college student, DIY was the way to go. Here’s pictures of my costumes from Freshman-Junior Year (if you go to the Defender Review you will see my costume from Senior Year aka last year):

Minions (Before I Started Hating Them):

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Mary Poppins:

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Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers:

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Last year on Halloween, I dressed as Nancy Wheeler from Stranger Things to get a $3 burrito bowl at Chipotle:

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*BONUS* My handsome boyfriend as Wolverine:

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Here’s some ways to get some last minute inspirations and to find them on the low!

  1. Clearance – Best thing ever if you are low on cash! Look through and that 5 dollar dress could be a million dollar idea!
  2. Thrift Store – Similar to Clearance, it’s amazing when you don’t have money to burn. There’s everything you need to get inspiration. Sometimes there are already costumes you can buy that are less than half the price at Spirit Halloween
  3. Dollar Store or Dollar Section – Again, only getting dollar items will mean you can spend it on something else (like Chipotle). For work, I got myself cat ears from Target’s dollar section. They have amazing finds for the Halloween or any season!
  4. Favorite Characters – Look at your favorite characters from books, tv, or movies! Even celebs are easy to dress as! What’s predicted to be the most popular this year are Kylie Jenner’s Pregnant self, The Riverdale characters, and Pennywise. Even video games work too (hint: that’s where I pulled my costume idea for my boyfriend and I this year)!
  5.  Pinterest – I know it sounds typical, but it really helps. Sometimes for certain characters, there will be inspiration from polyvore. Here’s an example for a Velma from Scooby Doo costume: https://www.polyvore.com/diy_velma_costume/set?.embedder=16497669&.src=share_desktop&.svc=pinterest&id=209813752
  6. Lastly, Have Fun – When in doubt, do a cheesy couple or group costume with friends. If you all go in on the costumes, it will be a ton of fun creating a new memory!

I hope this helped with some last minute ideas!

-Hannah

Ipsy October Bag

I started Ipsy bags in March and stopped in May. I decided to rejoin for the month to see if I’ll want to rejoin permanently. The reason I stopped was there was so many products I didn’t end up liking and weren’t cruelty free. This month changed everything. First let’s talk about the bag:

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I love it! It gives me Halloween vibes with the lace, the bat logo, and the burgundy red color. The products in the bag are: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, Tarte Deluxe Lifted Sweatproof Mascara, Hey Honey Trick AND Treat: Active Propolis Cream Concealer, Luna By Luna Cosmetics Lip Crayon in Elara, and BLAQ Mask ( all cruelty-free!).

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Let’s first get the worst product out of the way. The BLAQ Mask is supposed to apply on your skin and peel off. The only time I used it, the formula was super drying and barely applied on my face. Once the recommend ten minutes were up, only around my nose peeled off. I had to wash my face and it left my face black. I would not get the full size of it and wouldn’t suggest anyone to get it.

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The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is no joke. It really glides on perfectly. I tried it on the eye as liner and the waterline. It didn’t budge or get all over my eye at the end of the day. Definitely recommend.

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Hey Honey Trick AND Treat Concealer is one of the best concealers I’ve tried. Perfect shade match and a little goes a long way. It helped cover my dark circles and it didn’t crease. Like it says, very natural finish. A+

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Luna Cosmetics Lip Crayon is a nice formula lip product. I’m not a huge fan of the shade for it makes me look even paler than I am. Light pinks tend to do that to me. I might lend toward the color when I get a tan. Definitely like the applicator and the formula. I might try other colors.

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Tarte Lifted Mascara is another great mascara! If you go back a couple posts, I did a Full Face Tarte and loved the mascaras. This mascara is sweatproof for real. I wore it all day on a humid day and it didn’t get all over the place. Definitely going to use it on vacation!

Overall, I liked the products in the bag except for the face mask. I might try the Sephora Play box next to see which I would rather be subscripted to.

Prices:

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion (full version, $20)
  • Tarte Deluxe Lifted Sweatproof Mascara (full version, $23)
  • Hey Honey Trick AND Treat: Active Propolis Cream Concealer (full version, $36)
  • Luna By Luna Cosmetics Lip Crayon in Elara ($18)
  • BLAQ Mask (full version, $29)
  • TOTAL : $126

-Hannah

Skincare

I never really cared about my skincare routine until about a year ago. I used to only use Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Scrub and it worked. I never really got crazy pimples except for stress and when Tom came to visit. I stopped using it once I switched to only using Cruelty Free products (if they are also Vegan, that’s a plus). The next product I used was the YesTo Tomatoes 3-in-1 scrub, toner, and moisturizer. I wasn’t the biggest fan. Currently, I have been using the Pacifica Quinoa Sensitive Face Wash. I’M LOVING IT! Definitely recommend. I just recently got an E.L.F. Scrub and Brush to help get all the product into the skin.

Here’s a photo of my skincare:

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If I wear a lot of makeup or if I feel very oily, I use the Freeman Beauty Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Clay Mask. Love the mask so much! It gives my face a nice fresh, soft glow after using. I use the Sweet Pea Bath & Body Works Shea Body Cream and Burt’s Bee Baby Lavender Lotion for if my body feels dry and right after my showers. As I mentioned in my Full Face Tarte, I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion and Pixi Glow Mist for moisturizer or when I need a mist for my face. Since I have the worst dark circles if I get 8 hours or not, I decided I needed a change. For a couple weeks I’ve been trying the IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream and have noticed results. It’s pricey, but so worth it. For my lips, I use the E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator; you can also use sugar and water if you don’t want to spend the three dollars. After doing that, I use EOS lip balm to moisturizer. For hand scrub, I used to use the LUSH Salted Coconut Hand scrub ($16.95). It worked for me, but the smell lasted all day. The smell started to give me headaches. I’m getting a different scrub and hand treatment by LUSH so there will be updates! If you have suggestions for mask or what works for you, I would love to hear! I have semi dry, semi-oily skin!

Prices for my skincare:

  • Pacifica Quinoa Sensitive Face Wash – $9.99 (Target)
  • ELF Deep Cleansing Duo Face Brush – $14.00
  • Freeman Beauty Apple Cider Vinegar 4-in-1 Clay Mask – $4.29 (ULTA)
  • Sweet Pea Bath & Body Works Shea Body Cream- $13.00
  • Burt’s Bee Baby Lavender Lotion – $9.99
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion – $9.00
  • Pixi Glow Mist – $15.00
  • IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream – $38.00
  • E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator – $3.00
  • EOS Lip Balm (Strawberry Sorbet) – $3.29

-Hannah

My Defenders Review

*~OBVIOUSLY THERE’S SPOILERS!!!~*

This is so 2000 and late, but I honestly don’t care. I’m kinda a nerd for Marvel. This past year, I have binge watched Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage (sorry Iron Fist). Last Halloween, my boyfriend and I were Daredevil and Elektra.

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I love all the Netflix Marvel shows for different reasons, but one reason is that they all intertwine. Now they finally did a show together. Another big factor for me is that they keep the aesthetic of each show; Daredevil being the crimson red, Jessica Jones being the dark purple, Luke Cage with the vibrant orange, and lastly, the dark green for Iron Fist. The Defenders starts off a couple months after each show first season (Daredevil’s second season). The first episode was a great intro to what has been happening in Hell’s Kitchen. To be honest, the way the scenes change to each aesthetics keep changing made me think about the intro to Last Airbender (“… between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked.”). All jokes aside, it’s actually like that. It gave it a very Quentin Tarantino vibe. The first episode ends with a gigantic earthquake.

In the second episode, we physically see the Defenders interact. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage’s worlds start to collide again with a missing person case involving explosives. Jessica Jones starts to fight with Elektra after Elektra kills the missing person. Iron Fist (Danny Rahd)’s main villain is the Hand. While trying to find out where the Hand is, Iron Fist interacts/fights with Luke Cage. Since Jessica was witness tampering, she goes under investigation. Daredevil (also known as Matt Murdock) comes into the investigation room and becomes Jessica’s lawyer.

In episode three, we see how Elektra (who died in Daredevil season 2) becomes revived by the Hand to become the Black Sky. My favorite non-superhero character, Claire, shows how she is truly amazing. She gets Luke and Iron Fist together to talk about their powers and their villains. Luke Cage talks about injustice once again. He explains to Iron Fist that before he even had powers, he still was powerful because of his white privilege. I was so extremely happy that Luke did that because injustice is what he is fighting for and that includes injustice of race. They all end up in Midland Circle to find and defeat Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), the Hand, and The Black Sky. The scene is completely badass with fighting in one single hallway. This episode is where the plot starts moving forward. There’s a lot more to talk about in this episode than the first two since they were just the exposition. Now, we are at the rising action.

The start of episode four begins with the Defenders recapping what just happened and who the Hand are. Though, I’m not a huge fan of Danny/Iron Fist, I loved the fact he decided eating during this discussion (something I would probably do). Stick (Daredevil’s trainer) comes in to tell the Defenders about the big war that will occur. Jessica Jones does what she does best and that’s leaving the situation. Stick explains how the Hand, actually has five “Fingers,” who are the leaders. Alexandra comes to talk to Stick, Daredevil, Luke, and Danny by warning them more than just an earthquake is coming. The Black Sky comes in to fight only to get hit by a car Jessica threw. The episode concludes as the Defenders are officially together to fight the Black Sky. Thanks to this episode, I know a great way to respond:

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Episode 5 picks up right where episode 4 ended with a massive fight with Black Sky and members of the Hand. Daredevil confronts Black Sky to see if she remembered him and her previous passing. While fighting, Luke grabs one of the guys from the Hand and captures him. The captured tells the Defenders that the Hand will go after loved ones. The Defenders make sure the ones they care about get shelter. My favorite part of this episode is when all the secondary characters are in the police station wondering why the other needs to me protected. I love all the secondary characters (says a lot because I have a love/hate relationship about Karen). They really give the superheroes dimension. The “Fingers” start to argue and begin separating from Alexandra. The episode ends with The Black Sky breaking into Daredevil’s apartment and lays on his bed tries to remember her past life.

Episode six was emotional. Danny/Fist starts to give up, but Daredevil tries to persuade him not to. Danny then proceeds to fight Daredevil; providing to me he’s just a whiny  white boy (sorry not sorry). Thank god for Jessica Jones punching the lights out of Danny to stop the fight. Fist and Luke have a heart to heart while Fist is being handcuffed to a chair. Stick decides to take matters in his own hand and try to kill Fist. Before he can do it, the Black Sky appears. The Black Sky and Stick fight and she kills Stick; that moment made me sad. It made it extremely sad when she recognized Daredevil, but still had to fight him. The Black Sky ends up knocking all of the Defenders out and takes Danny to Alexandra. The Black Sky turns back into Elektra and kills Alexandra to become the new leader of the Hand. I would say this episode is definitely the start of the climax.

The seventh episode opens up with a flashback of Stick and Elektra talking about the Chaste (the good guys versing the Hand). All the Defenders ended up in the Harlem NYPD investigation rooms. The Defenders escape to try to get to the special underground part of Midland Circle. The best scene is Luke, Daredevil, and Jessica on the subway and Jessica steal a beer and chugging it (#573 why I relate to Jessica). Jessica, Luke, and Daredevil arrive at Midland Circle to fight the last remaining “Fingers” of the Hand. TWO EPIC FIGHT SCENES (Marvel does a great job with them). Colleen joins in for the fight. Fist accidentally hits the ancient wall and the power goes off city wide. The episode ends with Fist being deep underground.

Here we are folks, the final episode. The Defenders are on their way to save Fist while Colleen and Claire try to get the explosive ready to blow up the building. THERES JUST SO MUCH FIGHTING AND A CRAZY PANORAMA SHOT!! In the process of fighting Colleen’s sensei, Misty comes and tries to fight him. Misty ends up losing an arm and Colleen kills the sensei. Luke, Jessica and Fist go in the elevator to try to make it out before the building collapses. Daredevil discusses/fights with Elektra as the building crumples. Everyone in the Harlem NYPD building is getting reunited with their beloved superheroes except for Karen and Foggy. Everyone tries to go back to their normal routines, but can’t shake off that Daredevil is gone. The last scene is Daredevil starts to wake up in a covenant (aka SEASON THREE OF DAREDEVIL WHERE ARE YOU I NEED YOU NOW).

I really enjoyed Sigourney Weaver’s performance. The way she made the character stoic, gave it more of an eerie vibe. Since we, as humans, associate someone slowly passing away from cancer as kind, Alexandra is certainly not.

My expectations were high, but for the right reasons.  The show didn’t disappoint at all. With the show being eight episodes instead of the normal thirteen each individual superhero gets, the pacing was much faster. I, personally, liked it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the thirteen episodes, but it can be a slow start for me understanding and liking the season/series. One thing I was confused on is I thought Punisher was part of the Defenders and wasn’t in it at all. I’m assuming it’s because he has his own show coming sometime in November. (I’ll probably talk about the badassery that is Punisher/Frank once the show comes).

The Defenders Drinking Game: A fun way to watch the series!

TAKE A SHOT

-Every time Danny/Iron Fist says he is the immortal Iron Fist (bonus shot if any of the other Defenders make fun of his name or his fist)

-Every time a secondary character from a superhero’s series is on (Foggy or Karen for Daredevil, Trish or Malcolm for Jessica, Misty Knight for Luke Cage, and Colleen for Iron Fist)

-Every time someone says Black Sky

-Every time Stick is on

-Every time Claire is on (bonus shot if she mentions a superhero that isn’t Luke)

-Every time the Hand is mention (just kidding! You would get alcohol poisoning and I don’t want that)

-CHUG when Jessica is drink (so she isn’t alone)

-Hannah

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FULL FACE OF TARTE COSMESTICS

*DISCLAIMER: I’M NOT A MAKEUP ARTIST, I JUST ENJOY MAKEUP*

Forewarning, I don’t do brows or put on lashes so I didn’t buy those products. Earlier this year, I got a Tartiest Lip Paint in a Ipsy bag and loved it! It’s the perfect nude called rosé. For my birthday, I got another Lip Paint (in the shade birthday suit) and the Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush (in the shade paaarty) and loved them both. So far, the only product that I have from Tarte that’s alright is the Tinted Moisturizer. I love how it gives my skin a fresh glow, but I noticed that my hands got glittered from applying the product. Anyone who knows me knows I hate glitter with a burning passion.

Anywho, I wanted to try more products out and luckily got the opportunity for a great deal thanks to Influenster and QVC! I got some addition products as well to try. I did not get a moisturizer, setting spray, or color corrector though. At the bottom of the post, I will mention the prices of all the products. I ended up getting the Good-For-You Glamour Amazonian Clay Set. Here’s some pictures of the box and the items inside. Screen Shot 2017-10-01 at 12.52.16 AM.png

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(TOP: “Gal Pal” “Happiest Hour” MIDDLE: “Glammed” BOTTOM: “Selfie” “Payday” “Clutch” “Blowout” “Own It” “Vanity”)

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Let’s just jump in! I decided to start with the eyes. I primed my eyes with the Taste Shape Tape then the Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder to smooth the eyes down for the base. I took the shade “Selfie” all over my lid and crease. Next, I put “Payday” into the crease. The shades are very blendable. I put “Clutch” into the outer corner and into the crease. When I dipped it into the brush it showed pigment, but didn’t when it went onto the eye. Also, for the outer corner, I used “Vanity.” For the center of the eye I used “Blowout.”That shade gave me the most fallout, but the rest had some fallout as well. For the inner corner, I used “Own It.”

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To top off the look, I used the Maneater Liquid Liner. For mascara, I have both the Tartiest Mascara and the Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara so I’m going to try both on my lashes. I’m putting the Tartiest on the left and the Lights on the right.

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On to the face! I moisturized my face with The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion and Pixi Glow Mist. For primer, I bought the Poreless Mattifying Primer. For foundation, I used the Clay Stick in Light. Obviously, I used the Shape Tape (in Light Neutral) for concealer and the Amazonian Clay finishing powder for the powder. While the powder was setting in, I took “Payday” under the eye and finished the bottom lashes with the mascaras.

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For the highlight, contour, and blush, I used the Ladies Night Palette. The highlight shade is “Gal Pal,” the contour is “Happiest Hour,” and the blush is “Glammed.” Before I put the lip on, I set my face with the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray. For the lips, I used the Lip Sculptor in Sass.

Here’s the finally look!

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Here’s the update at the end of the day (9 hours of wear):

-The foundation starting coming off

-The lipstick didn’t last (but it lasted pretty long!) the lip gloss lasted for 2 hours

-The metallic shade didn’t last

-The blush, highlight, contour, and the other shades lasted the whole day!

-Both mascaras lasted the whole day! It’s just a preference on the wands of both mascaras!

Overall, I thought it was a success! I’m not sure how often I’ll use the metallic shade since it had a lot of fallout and didn’t blend as nice as the other shades. Definitely going to use the foundation because that was a perfect shade match (for once in my life). I’m going to play around with some of the shades with my other makeup palettes for other looks.

Here’s prices for everything:

  • Poreless Mattifying Primer ($32)
  • Amazonian clay foundation stick (light, $42)
  • Foundation brush ($38)
  • Shape Tape (fair neutral, $25)
  • Rethink natural palette/Ladies Night Clay Palette ($42)
  • Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder (Fair, $33)
  • Eye Shadow brush ($18)
  • Maneater Liquid Liner ($20)
  • Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara ($21)
  • Tarteist lash paint mascara ($23)
  • Amazonian clay 12-hour blush (paaarty, $29)
  • Lip Sculptor ($24)
  • Tarte Makeup Bag (this is an exclusive but I’m going to guess it’s around $34 since that’s how much the Double Duty Beauty Makeup Bag is)
  • TOTAL: $381 (I paid around $140 for everything)

I’m thinking of trying it was another brand on the drugstore side like E.L.F. or NYX. Please let me know which I should do!

-Hannah

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