Here are a few of my non-bookish faves from a wet and windy May 2015.
I've been reading a lot of psychological thrillers this year, and it's Game of Thrones season so my TV time is pretty dark and twisted too. Time to lighten things up a little, I thought to myself one day, and went searching for something a little light and happy happy on Netflix. I found this movie, and thought I couldn't go wrong. Well, Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen star, so what more could you ask for, really? Nothing groundbreaking, I guess, but Life Partners is cute and it's funny and it was just what I was looking for. I liked it a lot!
|Inage via Love Irish Food|
Everest Granola Cups - I have been addicted to these Granola Cups lately. They come in three flavours: Apple & Cinnamon, Raspberry and Natural Honey - I have tried all three and I can't pick a favourite. I love them all. Dee-licious! Everest Granola is an Irish company so you may not be able to get these where you are, but if you're visiting Ireland, and need some good food on the go, I suggest you try one of these. The Granola is top-notch (almonds, coconut, pecans, cranberries, jumbo oats and more) and the pots are bigger than your average pot of granola. Le yum.
Here's an up close shot of an Everest Granola Cup shortly before I ate it all up!
As you may or may not know, I love a good face mask, and this one, the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask has been on my radar for a long time. Thing is, this mask is so popular that every time I try to buy it, it's completely sold out. Thankfully I was able to pick up this dinky little set of masks-to-go on a recent beauty shop. Each set contains four travel-size pods and it's a great way to check out this product before you invest in the full size. As for me, I'm a big fan of this. It's a great mask for a weekly deep-skin clean. I may do a full review of this one soon - and I will be investing in the full size product, once I can get my hands on it!
Another beauty favourite of mine (and a forever repurchase) this month is Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II (to give it its full title!). One thing I never skimp on beauty wise is eye creams - and this may be pricey - but it's totally worth it.
|Image via Confessions of a Book Addict|
One of my favourite blog features (on one of my favourite blogs), Summer Kickoff has been taking place over on Confessions of a Book Addict this past month. If you haven't yet check this out, you really should. It's a one-stop-shop for all your summer/holiday reading - and Christina has some pretty great giveaways going on too!
There's also a little guest post from me where I (along with a bunch of other bloggers) share what I'll be reading this summer. Check it out here.
I've been on the lookout for a new show to get me through a long summer without my Shonda shows. Netflix chose Friday Night Lights as a top pick for me a while back, but I didn't think this was for me due to the focus on (American) Football, which I have zero knowledge of. However, one night last week, I decided to check this out, and what can I say, I'm hooked. I'm only half-way through the first season, but FNL was pretty much love at first sight for me - and now that I've done a little research on the whole football thing, I totally find the games exciting too. Full disclosure: I had to look up how many points are awarded for a touchdown. Don't laugh! We don't watch American Football in Ireland. Well, at least I don't.
|Tim Riggins a.k.a My Favourite Thing of the Month!|
Also, I am totally in love with Tim Riggins. Anyone else? I'm not sure if FNL ever aired over here (maybe it did and I just didn't see it at all) but I totally recommend you check it out. All five seasons are on Netflix.