What I Loved In January

I loved writing about my 2018 favorites at the end of the year, and I realized today that there’s no reason the fun should end there. Here lies my first monthly favorites list. I’m not saying I’m a beauty guru, but I’m definitely saying that I’m beauty guru adjacent. To the list, Robin!

Beauty & Self-Care

I’ve been using a ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in the shade “Roulette” as eyeliner several times this month, and I really like using an angled brush to apply it. Roulette stays put all day (at least for me), and it’s easy to smudge out if I don’t care about being overly precise.

I have sensitive eyes, and I can’t use mascaras that flake easily because my eyes get bright red. I like the Loreal Lash Paradise that YouTube obsesses over, but I think I prefer the Kokie Cosmetics Volume & Length Mascara. I get it from RiteAid, and it doesn’t dry out too fast.

TV Shows

The third and last season of A Series of Unfortunate Events arrived this month on Netflix, and it was great. I loved the books back in the day, and I think the show has done a wonderful job getting the strange tone and adapting the artwork and feel. It’s the exact kind of weird + off-putting + whimsical that I love. I wish there were more books to keep the universe going!

I watched season one of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel last summer in a dark time, and it was exactly what I needed to make me laugh. Gilmore Girls has been my favorite show since I was a teenager, and Amy Sherman-Palladino’s writing is always phenomenal. This month, I watched season two of Maisel, and it might be even better than the first season. Every aspect of the production from the acting to the cinematography is just gorgeous.


I went to the movies once this month, to see Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse with W and one of our best friends. I like superheroes, but Spiderman isn’t my favorite, and I wasn’t sure what to expect from the movie. The hype you’re hearing everywhere is accurate: it’s incredible. The only thing I will say, is that if your eyes hurt or have trouble adjusting to the animation and the colors, you’re not alone. It took me the first half hour of the the movie to be able to really focus my eyes on a specific thing on the screen. It’s not the movie, it’s me and my eyes for sure!

W and I started watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 a couple of years ago when it was revived, and we laugh and laugh for hours. We didn’t get a chance to watch their latest (MS3TK: The Return: The Gauntlet) until a few weeks ago, and while I’d say most of it was just alright, their riffing of Mac And Me was hilarious. If you like MS3TK and haven’t seen that one yet, definitely watch!


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