May Favorites

May Favorites

Hello hello!! It’s finally the end of May, which means it’s time for my first monthly favorites! I assume the categories will vary from month to month. Here are some things I’ve really been digging!!

Album

Harry Styles by Harry Styles

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Oh, Harry. I’m so glad I can say that I’m obsessed with your music again (though did any of us really “grow out” of our 1D phase??). This album is so beautiful and I am crazy proud of him. I knew I’d at least kind of like this album, but I assumed it would be in sort of a novelty way. The more I’ve listened, the more I’ve really connected with it; I’d be listening to it if it was Harry Styles or not. He has done a really, really cool thing.

Songs

“Coachella- Woodstock In My Mind” by Lana Del Rey

Lana is and always will be the love of my life, so I am always ecstatic when she comes out with new material. This song is really special; inspired by her existential crisis illustrated on her Instagram, she wrote and released this song in a month. It’s pretty consistent what she’s been releasing lately, but in a rare turn of events she’s singing about real life real time things, and the authenticity from her that comes with that is stunning. Also, my dad says it might be his favorite Lana song ever. High praise.

“Die Young” by Sylvan Esso
I have been in love with Sylvan Esso since their debut album in 2014. Their style is so great and so unique, I love everything they do. This song really resonated with me, though. It 100% made me cry the first time I heard it, and I have been obsessed with it since.

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YouTube

UNHhhh

By Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova

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Oh my GOD. So right after I started watching Drag Race my friends got me to start watching this and I can’t believe I went so long without it in my life. These ladies are so fucking funny, so smart, and are serving up Relatable Realness™with their brutally honest conversations about sex, mental health, drag culture, the movie Contact, etc. I got to see Trixie’s show “Ages 3 & Up” in Chicago last night (5/31/17) and it was incredible, she is such a force. Also, my mom saw one of their videos and made me apologize. So there’s that.

Makeup

BECCA Backlighting Primer

I am all about the glow rn, and this primer gives your whole face a really nice golden glow-from-within look. I have absolutely worn this on its own to work or for other casual look days, but it’s also great underneath a full face. It also feels really nice and soft on my skin, it’s very moisturizing.

Clothes

Good American Jeans

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Okay, I KNOW these jeans are so fucking expensive. Like, way more than anyone should ever pay for jeans. But I’d be lying if I said you didn’t get what you pay for. Originally my mom bought them and didn’t really like the way they fit her, and so she offered them to me and I completely fell in love. They come in sizes 00-24, which is rare and awesome, and never ever has a pair of jeans made my butt look so good. I carry a lot of weight in my hips compared to my waist, and so it’s damn near impossible to find jeans that fit well, but these fit really REALLY well. Mine are a size up from what I wear in other brands so they’re a little roomy, but that’s a positive for me. I’ve been wearing them constantly, and I haven’t worn jeans regularly since like 2015? So there.

Random Amazon Purchase

Literally just a giant bag of crystals  

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Honestly there are a million and one things to do with these, if you’re into that kind of thing. I put these dudes on top of all my doorways (and windowsills, as pictured) because my apartment has really beautiful vintage ceiling moulding, and I am so into it. It doesn’t sound like a lot but I think it adds really cool character to the room. But like who doesn’t want a bag of crystals to do whatever with??