Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 5

I’m back in school, you guys! I’m taking Knights & Chivalry, European Politics and Social Science Research Methods. I can’t wait to see how things go this spring semester.

Here’s what I’ve been enjoying this past month.

1) Son of Baldwin: Similar to Guerilla Feminism (which I mentioned in another CF post), SoB is an online community that discusses social justice issues and partakes in online activism. I’ve been enjoying their posts, responses and insights. The community talks about LGBT issues, racism (particularly against black people), US foreign policy, and many other fascinating topics. Check out their Facebook page.  

2) Rolen Stout’s music: His flute music strikes me in the chest every time I hear it. He’s on Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. 

3) Nikon Coolpix camera: A small, efficient, reliable camera that I can slip in my purse and use to capture street and nature photography. I bought mine refurbished last year and it’s been working out great f0r me.

4) Essie Mint Candy Apple: Described as “menthol light green nail polish” on Essie’s website, this one is right up there with China Glaze For Audrey as the ultimate shade of it’s shade family. It’s a pale minty aqua color. I bought a mini bottle,  but I think I’ll go right ahead and get the full sized one.

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5) Homemade salsa verde: My friend Anahi makes the best salsa verde. No biases, just facts. 😀 I’ve been topping off my huevos rancheros with her tasty version. I didn’t get to snap a pic, so here’s one of someone else’s salsa verde.


What have you all been loving recently?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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3 Responses to Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 5

  1. sylirael says:

    Hooray for school! 😀

    Thanks for the interesting links!

  2. lacqueredpaintedpolished says:

    Oooh, I love Mint Candy Apple! I’m going to have to wear it next time I change my polish.

    Here are some of my favorites-

    1. Walking. Late in 2013 I was walking up one flight of stairs and got winded. It was a wake up call that I needed to get in better shape. At first I dreaded exercising but after nearly a month and a half I really look forward to my walks.

    2. Futurama. I’m definitely not a fan of the Simpsons but I love Futurama. I recently started watching the series over from the the beginning on Netflix.

    3. Pretzel Crisps! Oh, they’re so good. They satisfy my cravings for chips but are a lot better for you. And they taste yummy too. I really like the “Everything” flavor.

    4. Urban Decay Lipstick in Naked. It’s the perfect, effortless everyday color for me.

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