DVD Netflix: Celebrating 20 Years!

14 Aug

Did you all know that I do a little blog moonlighting over at DVD Netflix? I totally geek out over movies on a regular basis, so I enjoy having the opportunity to blog about it over on the DVD Netflix blog.

Check out my latest post on My 6 Favorite Movie Musicals… Wolverine singing and dancing? Grrr baby!

Here are some of my other fun movie-related posts:

Top 5 Movies on my “Gross but Awesome” list
6 Awesome Movies that Combine Action and Humor
Date Night Movies that Won’t Put You Both to Sleep
5 Movies that Were Better Than the Book

As part of the DVD Netflix 20th’s Anniversary celebration, they have put together some really cool mini-movies of their own, showing how Netflix got started. I think they are super cool, so I included them all here for your viewing enjoyment!

Part One: The Early Days

Part Two: The Iconic Red Envelope

Part Three: Delivered to your Door

Part Four: Return to Sender

Part Five: Content is King

Part Six: At Your Service

You can find more fun anniversary-themed stuff at DVD.com/20years

Are you a Wolverine singing and dancing kinda girl/guy?


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Mask Mondays & My 3 Favorite Face Masks

13 Aug

I posted a silly photo on my Instagram stories recently and called it Mask Mondays… and then I realized I haven’t really posted much about my favorite face masks at all. I think it’s probably been around 6 – 8 months since I’ve started setting a reminder on my phone to do a mask each Monday, and I can really see the difference in my skin!

I have a few favorite masks… which vary by what time of year it is. For winter months, I tend to go with a more moisturizing mask and in the summer I pick one that is more exfoliating.

Let’s get on with it and check out my favorites!

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Find it here
Cost: $62 for 1 ounce
When I use it: Year-round

Source: Nordstrom.com


I received a .25 oz jar of this from somewhere – maybe from Birchbox when I was getting that subscription? I found it a few months ago in my beauty crap drawer and I’ve been using it constantly once a week for a few months now.

This is my absolute favorite mask. You spread on a super thin layer and let it sit for about 20 minutes. It claims that it “delivers instant glow, helps minimize the appearance of pores and is formulated to purify and remove surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.”

It totally lives up to the hype! My skin immediately looks more even and glowy and when I use it before going out I’ve actually gotten unprovoked compliments on my skin.

I’m at the point where my jar is almost empty and I still wipe at the sides trying to get at any leftover trace of the mask. I need to buy it again, but $62 for 1 oz jar hurts a little bit. My teeny jar has lasted quite a while though, so I need to just bite the bullet and make the purchase.

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
 Find it here
Cost $25 for 0.5 oz or $59 for 1.7 oz
When I use it: Summer

Source: Sephora.com


I bought this mask for a steal when FabFitFun was doing one of their annual sales. When I use it, the mask literally looks like I ground up some salad and stuck it on my face — complete with random leaves. It is really tingly though, which is awfully cool. It is supposed to “moisturize, exfoliate and lift away impurities without disturbing skin’s essential oils.”

I like this mask for summer time, because I feel like it sucks up any gross humidity/oil yuck that my face does after being outside in August. After I leave this one for about 10 minutes, I wet it a bit and smush it around a little to get in on some exfoliating action.

This one makes my face as smooth as a baby’s bottom and I like to follow it up with my Anti-Aging Power Serum (my recent post about aging skin).

Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask
Find it here
Cost: 4 for $28
When I use it: Winter

Source: Sephora.com


I was first introduced to Karuna face masks when I got a pack in a FabFitFun box and I totally fell in love with them. I’ve tried a few different varieties and the Hydrating + Face mask is my favorite. Next time you’re at a TJ Maxx or Marshalls, be sure to check the beauty area because I’ve totally snapped up some 4-packs for $10 – 12.

These are sheet masks, so each mask is for one use. According to them, “in a clinical test it results in 40% increased hydration.” I don’t know if my hydration is increased by 40%, but it is noticeably better!

Do you participate in Mask Mondays? What is your favorite face mask?


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Results of the Dress Purge Voting!

9 Aug

Remember earlier this week when I asked you to vote on which dresses I should purge from my closet (you can find it here) if you skipped that one?

Here were the three dresses you all voted on:

And here are the voting results:

So, it looks like Dress A is outta here! I just listed it for sale in a few different places using the original photo from the Anthropologie website, as well as a few in-person photos of my dress:

Source: Anthropologie.com


Thanks everyone for your feedback! I like this little exercise, so I may be doing it again soon…

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Loving Right Now: Summer Lovin’

7 Aug

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a Loving Right Now post, so I figured it was time to share a few more things that I’m currently enjoying!

{Pssst, my Loving Right Now posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything. They are just stuff that I’m totally digging now and thought you would like too. You can check out my previous posts here}

Book Love: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Find it here on Amazon

I like Anna Kendrick. I’ve enjoyed her performances in the Pitch Perfect series, The Last Five Years, the Trolls movie (I SWEAR it’s actually really good) and Into the Woods. I know she’s been in a billion other things too, but I haven’t seen much of them. Anyways, I kept hearing about her book and finally added it to my library request list. After reading other celebrity memoir-type books, I didn’t have super high hopes for this one. But I really did enjoy it. She’s funny and a little weird and I feel like we’d totally be friends in real life.

Comedy Love: Ali Wong (Hard Knock Wife) and Jim Jefferies (This is Me Now)

I randomly started watching some different comedy specials on Netflix a month or so ago and really enjoyed Ali Wong’s Hard Knock Wife and Jim Jefferies’ This is Me Now. Both specials have moments where I totally laughed and snorted out loud, which is how I measure comedy success. I also watched Ali Wong’s Baby Cobra (it was released before Hard Knock Wife, but I ended up watching it second) and didn’t love it as much. So, if you are looking for some silly (and NOT safe for kids) entertainment, check them out!

Television Show Love: Humans

I came across one of those ‘watch these awesome shows on Amazon Prime’ articles at some point and screenshotted a bunch of options. My husband and I were looking for something new to watch and decided to give Humans a try. There are currently 3 seasons available, but we have only made it through the 3rd episode in the first season so far.

Watch the trailer for season 1 and tell me it doesn’t creep you out a bit:

I love it. And it makes me feel goosebumpy. But I still love it.

Now it’s your turn to share, what are you totally loving right now?


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