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Loving Right Now: Shows I’m Binging on Netflix

8 Jun

It’s time for a Loving Right Now post of some of my current favorites. These posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything, they are just stuff that I’m totally digging right now and thought you might like too. So, let’s get to it!

{You can check out my previous posts here}

I’ve been on a bit of a Netflix Binge over the past few weeks and I wanted to share some of the shows that I’ve been absolutely LOVING:

Limitless (2015 TV series)
There is also a movie, Limitless, that stars Bradley Cooper. This TV show takes place after the events of the movie (which I did not see) and Bradley Cooper’s character makes appearances. The premise of the show is that an average 28-year old man, Brian Finch, gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain’s capabilities through a drug called NZT. Through a series of events, he finds himself working with the cops to solve cases. I developed a crush on Brian Finch (played by Jake McDorman) within the space of one episode and loved watching him grow over the season. I also loved the friendship between him and his partner, Rebecca Harris (played by Jennifer Carpenter).

I was a little worried going into this series, because it was only on for one season before NBC cancelled it. I was hoping it wouldn’t end on a cliff-hanger that would drive me crazy, but luckily the two-part series finale wrapped things up quite nicely, while still leaving plenty of stories that could be told. There are currently petitions for someone to please, please, please pick up the show for season 2, but as of now… it’s done. Still totally worth watching though!

Here’s the series trailer:

Luke Cage (2016 Season One)
I originally got sucked into the Marvel universe of Netflix Originals with Jessica Jones. If you haven’t seen it, DO IT now. After I devoured that show, I moved on to Daredevil and watched both season one and two. Iron Fist came out a couple months ago, but I have literally no interest in it (the reviews are pretty terrible). Luke Cage came out in September 2016 and although I liked his character when he was on Jessica Jones, I wasn’t really jumping to watch his series. I was SO WRONG. I’m currently up to episode 8 (out of 13) and I’m kicking myself for holding off so long.

Luke Cage has super strength and is a bit of a reluctant hero on the series. The show is fantastic and really hooks you in from the first episode. They also flesh out the bad guys, so that you understand a lot about why they do the things they do. Although the timeline comes after Jessica Jones, it isn’t necessary to watch one before the other. All the characters will be coming together for the Defenders in August, so I can’t wait to see how that plays out!

Here’s the series trailer:

Travelers (2016 Season One)
Travis and I needed something new to watch together and somehow stumbled upon this total gem. I didn’t mean to watch this, but Travis turned it on while I was reading a book and within 5 minutes I put my book aside and was glued to the TV. Travelers is a time travel show with a bit of a different twist and it reminds me a bit of Lost, with you trying to figure out the full story as it unravels. We are only 3 episodes into it and Travis is lucky I love him, because I’m keeping from binging the whole thing on my own.

I love this so much and really want to talk about it with someone. So if you guys could watch up to episode 3 and let me know, that’d be great…

Here’s the series trailer:

Tell me, are you binging anything awesome on Netflix?

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Loving Right Now

16 Mar

It’s time for a Loving Right Now post of some of my current favorites. These posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything, they are just stuff that I’m totally digging right now and thought you might like too. So, let’s get to it!

{You can check out my previous posts here}

Argan & Hemp Oil Therapy by Marrakesh
Find it here on Amazon
I actually received this hair oil in my Spring 2016 FabFitFun box, but I only started using it within the last month or so. Now I’m totally kicking myself, because this stuff is the bees knees! I’ve been using it every day – I shower, towel dry my hair, comb through it and then squeeze a pump and a half of this oil into my hand. I rub my hands together and then smooth it through my hair everywhere but the scalp, with extra attention on my ends. If it’s a no-blowdry day, I just let my hair air dry from there and it is so silky soft! I love this stuff and even after using it every day for over a month the bottle still looks full.

 The Santa Clarita Diet
I needed a new show to watch while I’m on the elliptical and finally decided to dive into this one. This one is a Netflix Original and only available to be streamed through Netflix. If you love Drew Barrymore (who doesn’t?) and dark comedy, you are going to be obsessed with this show. I just started it last week and I’m already on episode 7. It is kind of gross, so I wouldn’t be able to watch it while eating (even though I’m fine watching Bones or CSI… which is weird), but for helping make the elliptical minutes fly by, it’s perfect. Let’s cross our fingers that it gets renewed for season two!

Felina Leggings from Costco
Find them on the Costco website here
I just HAVE to share this one with you guys, because I picked up a two-pack of leggings at Costco in the fall for $15 and they are some of my favorites to wear under skirts in the winter. They are super thin and incredibly soft. I’ve washed them a bunch of times (I let them lay flat to dry) and they are still in perfect condition. If you need a pair of super lightweight leggings, you should totally check these out!

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

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Loving Right Now

7 Feb

It’s been a few months and I think it’s time for another Loving It post!

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These posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything, they are just stuff that I’m totally digging right now and thought you might like too. So, let’s get to it!

The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman
I keep seeing posts and promos for the Magicians television show, so I finally decided to pick up the books that the show is based on. They have been described as being a ‘grown up Harry Potter’ so obviously I had to dive in!

Source: Amazon.com

 

I really loved this series and pretty much read them from start to finish over a long weekend. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character in the first book, he really grew on me and I was totally into the world that was created. There were some weird bits, but all in all, I loved it.

Here they are in order:
The Magicians
The Magician King
The Magician’s Land

Philosophy Body Soufflé
Right before Christmas, I picked up a few Philosophy gift sets from Nordstrom Rack. One of them included the Pink Almond Candy Glazed Body Soufflé and I fell in love with it. The cream goes on silky, without being greasy, and it leaves behind a subtle sweet scent. I went through that entire jar and now I’ve moved on to the Shimmering Snowlace scent. SO, SO, GOOD! I found a few of the gift sets on Amazon.com, but I bet they will also turn out at your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls stores too.

ORG Skincare Mineral Peel for Face
I received this product in the Winter FabFitFun box and it has quickly become one of my favorites. You spray it directly onto your face, wait 3-5 seconds, and then use your fingers to rub in circular motions. You can actually feel and see the dead skin balling up as you rub. It leaves my complexion feeling soft and super clear. I use this every couple days before I jump in the shower and can definitely tell that it has brightened and evened the tone of my skin. Like I said, I got mine in the FabFitFun box, but I found it on Amazon here: ORG Mineral Peel.

Guardians of the Galaxy (find it here)
I don’t know how I missed this movie when it came out in 2014, but we saw a promo for the sequel and immediately added the first one to our DVD.com queue. Once it arrived, we watched it TWICE over the same weekend. I loved it. Travis loved it. Jack loved it so much that he requests to wake up to the  “oooga chacca” song every morning. We can’t wait for the second one to come out in May!

Here’s the promo:

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

 

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Loving Right Now

21 Nov

It’s been a really long time since my last Loving Right Now post, so I’m feeling like the time is NOW!

{You can check out my previous posts here}

These posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything, they are just stuff that I’m totally digging right now and thought you might like too. So, let’s get to it!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Series
I’m not really sure what took me so long when it comes to finally reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I mean, it has magic, whimsy, kids with powers, good guys, bad guys… all my favorite stuff.

book

I finally bought the book right before I hopped on the train home from New York earlier this month and I devoured it. I actually didn’t realize that the book is the first in the series, so as soon as I finished the first one I ordered the last two on Amazon.com. These would make a great gift for the booklover in your family or even for yourself!

Here they are in order:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

NAP Snuggle Blanket
A few years ago my husband wandered into Brookstone at Christmastime and spent WAY too much money on a snuggle blanket. He gave it to me for Christmas, because I like to wrap myself into a burrito on the couch and watch TV and we have been fighting over it ever since. Just kidding, I get the nice one and he gets the one that isn’t as nice… Anyways, the NAP blanket from Brookstone is worth every single penny and I’ve been using it nonstop for the last few years. They have a ton of different versions to choose from (and they seem to have gone down in price too!) and I’m thinking of buying my husband one for Christmas this year so he can be just as comfy as I am each night. Find them here on the Brookstone website.

Crazy Ex Girlfriend
If you follow me on Facebook you already know about my obsession with Crazy Ex Girlfriend. The show is in its second season and literally makes me laugh so hard I cry. Sometimes it even makes me laugh so hard I choke on my own spit and fall off the couch (while burrito-ed in my snuggle blanket, obviously). Totally worth it though. You can find the first season on Netflix and the second season is currently streaming for free on the CW app. I run the app through my Roku, which is pretty easy and awesome.

Here are a couple of my favorite songs from the show:

The Sexy Getting Ready Song – all the crazy things ladies do to make themselves pretty for a date.

This one is a little naughty… We Tapped that Ass is a tap dance number where Rebecca is realizing that she sees her ex boyfriends (and what they did) everywhere in her apartment.

 

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

 

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