Amanda’s February Favorites


Another month down! 2015 is flying. In exactly two months, I’ll be graduating from college! I can’t believe it.

I wasn’t into too much this month. Instead, I chose to completely obsess over a handful a handful of things.

Nails Inc. Nailkale Illuminator – I wrote about this in the second Lust List post. Coincidentally, I actually bought it immediately after that post went up. My nails are always painted which isn’t necessarily always a good thing for the quality of my nails. As a result, I’ve invested in my nail care over the past few months. This lil guy is my new go-to polish when my nails start to look a little stained or weak. The color is a milky-bluish pink (if that makes any sense at all) that looks great even when it starts to chip. My nails always look better after I finally remove it so I’m a happy camper.

Toni & Guy Leave in Conditioner – My mom actually got a tube of this stuff in her Glossybox a few months ago. She let me use it while I was home for Christmas and I loved it. When I went back to school, my hair was just not working out the same without it. I ordered my own tube and life has since been very good. My hair is a knotty mess after the shower – no matter what I do. Luckily, this stuff makes everything a little more manageable.

Deep Steep Rosemary & Mint Sugar Scrub – One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to take up and stay consistent with moisturizing. I’m the QUEEN of constantly moisturizing my face but I never really bothered with body creams. I’m only 22 but I am getting older so it was time. Along with that, I decided I definitely needed a body scrub as well. I searched high and low and finally found this one on Vitacost. It smells soooo good and sooo clean. It’s got a pretty oily base, too, so it helps to not only exfoliate but also to moisturize. Plus, it will definitely not break the bank.

Yogi Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea – I tried Teapig’s Licorice and Mint tea recently after getting a sample in my Birchbox. That tea was…unreal. I absolutely loved it but couldn’t necessarily justify spending so much on tea. I looked for similar teas and came across this one by Yogi. It isn’t the exact same at all, but it still has the really nice natural sweetness and minty-ness I was looking for!

Nerdist – I started listening to the Nerdist podcast this month and I absolutely love it. To be honest, because there are so many episodes, I’ve only been listening to the episodes with the guests I already know/love/am interested in. The podcast is a really easy and hilarious thing to listen to as I’m cooking or cleaning and its so cool to learn new things about some of the celebrities I really admire. My favorite episodes so far definitely include all of the ones with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Nick Kroll as well as the first one with Jason Schwartzman (haven’t listened to the second one yet!), Billy Eichner, and Josh Groban.

Drake’s If You’re Reading This Its Too Late – Drake is just so…yes. That’s how I like to describe him. I’m not sure I can add much more to the waves of praise about this besides that I think Drake is great and I would listen to and probably love everything he does. I scream “RUNNIN’ THROUGH THE SIX WITH MY WOES” like 8 times a day, too, so it’s just like…a thing, or whatever.

Hans Richter’s Ghosts Before Breakfast (1927) – I’ve spent the last four years of college studying film and, without a doubt, 1920s Avant Garde has continued to reign supreme for me. I watched Ghosts Before Breakfast this month and totally loved it. I’m already trying to figure out how I can manage to write one of my film finals on it this semester. Its very short! If you’re interested, watch it here.


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