Friday Favorites

Welcome to Friday Favorites, where I round up my favorite posts, products, pictures and more! 

1) The first thing I have to mention is an amazing book I finished this week. It's called Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. You can read the full Amazon summary here, but to sum it up it is about a girl who meets a charming man...who isn't at all what he seems. It's a really fascinating thriller that takes you into the mind of a woman who has been abused and as a result has OCD. It's part thriller, part mystery(ish), part romance and totally good. If you're into reading, I would totally recommend it, especially since they are making it into a movie!

2) My favorite music from the week has been a bit of a suprise. Leighton Meester (Blair from Gossip Girl) came out with her album recently, and it wasn't at all what I expected. It's very singer/songwriter and folksy, but it's a really good album to listen to while I'm just chilling out. It's on Spotify, so you can check it out there if you're into chill music! 

3) I've also been doing a fair bit of beauty shopping recently, so keep an eye out for lots of new product posts. I've been having fun testing out the new holiday sets, and I'm thinking of making a haul/mini review video with my thoughts on each product, so look for that in the coming weeks!

4) I saw this picture on Pinterest and couldn't stop laughing! I think this is so true, and I binge watch shows on Netflix all the time. If you want my recommendations, I would check out Arrow, Revenge Scandal, One Tree Hill, and Gilmore Girls. :)

Have a great weekend!

Benefit Rockateur

I recently picked up the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes (longest name ever), and fell in love with the blush I thought I would love the least. After trying out all the blushes in the palette, I find myself coming back again and again for one: Rockateur. I've swatched this blush a million times in Ulta and Sephora, and for some reason I was never overly impressed. It's a rosey hued blush with a tiny (tiny!) hint of golden shimmer that doesn't make me look like a disco ball, it simply adds a bit of glow and makes it look like I've slept way more than I have. While it didn't swatch the best for me, I find that on the cheeks it's the perfect blush for Fall/Winter because it livens up the cheeks while still keeping in the rosey/berry tones I reach for during the colder seasons. Overall, I am extremely impressed and can easily see myself using this blush up!

The Hair Disaster.

This weekend I made a mistake. I decided to use a Groupon and stray from my trusted stylist of 6+ years. You see, my current stylist was booked through December, and I needed a haircut asap. I checked Groupon and found a deal for a haircut + balayage for a great price, from a salon with great reviews. It was a win, win, right? Wrong. I asked the stylist for this:Future possibility. 50 Fall Haircuts to Copy Right Now | Daily Makeover

and she gave me this:

Sooo, NOT what I asked for. I didn't even have a chance to tell her I didn't like the color because I didn't see it until after I had left. She cut my hair facing away from the mirror, and I didn't even think anything was odd about it until I got in the car and realized that my hair was a streaky orangey blond mess. Thankfully, Morgan helped me box dye my hair twice to get it back to some semblance of my normal color, and even then it's still red tinged. I'm not entirely sure what the point of this post is, other than to share my experiences and let you all know that I learned my lesson. I will not be straying from my regular hair stylist from now on! Have you had any disastrous hair experiences? This is my first, and hopefully my last.