For those of you who don’t know, LivForStyle actually started on YouTube. Back in the day, my favorite videos to upload were my monthly favorite videos, where towards the end of the month I would recap a few products I was loving throughout that month. Although, it is not the end of the month just yet, I decided to go back to my roots, and round up some of my favorite products and things that piqued my interest these past couple of weeks. And still nursing a broken ankle, I have been spending a lot of time laying by the pool or just simply laying on the couch, surfing the web and stumbling across some fascinating articles, binge worthy television shows, new songs, and amazing beauty products.
Freezing Your Jeans?
When it comes to my jeans, I hardly ever wash them. Some may say that is disgusting but hear me out. After spending time working as a sales associate and stylist at Madewell and learning how to care for denim, I realized that washing your jeans after every time you wear them is not ideal because it can destroy the fit and the fabric. Usually, when I wear denim I am only in them for a couple hours and avoid any sorts of spills, so I can get away with not washing them for weeks. My secret to keeping my jeans fresh is throwing them in the dryer with a dryer sheet to “fluff” them up, but recently I discovered a new way to preserve your jeans and it doesn’t require the dryer but the freezer. According to the interesting article published on WhoWhatWear, freezing jeans preserves the color and fabric, but it also kills any bacteria on your jeans. Who knew that freezing temperatures had this powerful affect on jeans? Maybe it is time to continue the non traditional form of washing my jeans and throw them in the freezer next to the tubs of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. What are your thoughts on this method?
Kesha’s New Hit
When I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I saw that Kesha tweeted the release of her new song, Praying. After Kesha took a hiatus from the music world, I was even more interested in her new single. The title of the song, gave me the impression it was not going to be a party anthem like her popular song Tik Tok. Instead, I knew this tune would have more of a personal note behind it. As we all know, Kesha recently went through a lot, from the abuse from her manager, the court’s refusal to let her be free from his control, and her mental health issues that came along with the trauma. Kesha has always been an outspoken artist when he comes to her mental health. I applaud her for being so honest with her struggles with an eating disorder and depression, shining light that no one should suffer alone. Her new song captures some pretty raw emotions, especially when she sings “I had to learn how to fight for myself,” giving her listeners a little preview into her struggles. This song is relatable for those who are going through any challenge, no matter big or small. The sweet, soft melody and deep lyrics tells a story of finding the strength to forgive yourself and forgive others. I highly recommend adding this song to your playlist when you need a little pick me up.
Revlon Colorstay Cream Eye Shadow
When I was big in the YouTube world, I have to be admit I spent lots more time on my makeup. I used to apply about 3-4 eye shadow colors and flawlessly blend them all together. Although, I am still a makeup addict, I find myself just not having as much time as I did to sit and apply layers and layers of makeup. Instead, I have been trying to find products that can reduce the time spent doing my makeup but still give me that well put together look. If you haven’t tried the new Revlon Colorstay Cream Eye Shadows, what are you waiting for? These long wear cream eye shadows comes with a brush for super easy application and are perfect for those days and nights you want to just swipe a beautiful color on your lid. Not to mention the formula is long wearing and won’t sweat off your face, especially when you are at a pool party or dancing the night away. My three favorite shades are Caramel, Pistachio, and Black Current. When I’m feeling extra fancy, I apply the shade Caramel to my lids and then top it with an application of my favorite bronze eye shadow, but honestly these cream eye shadows look and work beautifully solo.
I usually don’t spend my free time watching television, but thanks to one special show, I find myself glued to the television every Wednesday night at 10:00 pm. I am obsessing over the TV Land show Younger. A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to review the first season of the show on my blog (check it out here) and ever since then I’ve been hooked. Now in its fourth season, Younger stars Liza (Sutton Foster), Kelsey (Hilary Duff), and others and their crazy adventures like trying to make a career in the publishing world or find love while trying to dodge some crazy secrets about themselves. The fourth season premiered a few weeks ago and there have already been lots of crazy drama and plot twists. Not to mention, throughout this season and every season all the character’s style is on point. I highly recommend tuning in every Wednesday, but for those who still have to catch up on episodes, head over to http://www.tvland.com/shows/younger to watch them all.
I really enjoy reading these types of round up posts and even better, I enjoy writing them, so let me know in the comments below if you would like to see more of these posts in the future. Keep the discussion going by letting me know what you are loving or what things have piqued your interest.