My Favorite Things – March 2019
When I asked on my Instagram Stories what kind of content you were interested in seeing on the blog, some of you suggested I should bring back my monthly favorites, so here I go again with the list of things that caught my interest!
I used to call this segment “My Favorite Things” (actually by the longer version “These are a few of my favorite things”) as from “The Sound of Music”, because I always thought that was such a happy song, but be aware that I will not only refer to merely material things, my monthly favorites can comprehend all sorts of tangible and intangible stuff!
Some of these items I didn’t necessarily discover this month. I chose to include them because it’s been a while since I’ve done this segment and I really really love them. Here we go!
I’ve been a fan of Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island for a long time. The helped me go through a lot of troubled times while studying and doing projects at the university. Let’s say their funny songs kept me and my friends company lifting our spirits up during the many nights we spent in front of the computer. When Brooklyn 99 popped up in Netflix, I had to check it out. I’m so glad I did!
The show is brilliant, and that’s thanks to a great cast and some truly smart writing. Honestly, every episode cracks me up! I’m a sucker for some good laughs and I greatly appreciate a show that can give me a good time. I think sit-coms have a special spot in my heart. I hope Brooklyn 99 will run for a long time because I think I’m straight up addicted.
There is another show that got me obsessed lately, but I’ll save it for next month (which is Game Of Thrones month!!!!! 😱 You hyped?)
Simpeak Compatible Wristband for Fitbit Charge 2
I’ve had my Fitbit Charge 2 for almost two years now and its original rubber wristband was starting to fall apart. I saw this metal wristband on the arm of a friend at a show and I noticed how the watch looked much more comfortable to wear. The Charge 2 has a heart rate monitor which prominently protrudes from the back and the rubber band made the watch look odd, sticking out from the wrist quite a lot. However, the Simpeak Wristband creates a much smaller gap and wraps around your wrist nicely. Plus, the magnetic latch works perfectly making it fast and easy to adjust the fastening, whether you want it tight or a little loose. Great a cheap purchase, thanks for the tip Stefsan!
If you’re interested in checking out this wristband you can click here, this is an affiliate link so, if you make a purchase, I will earn a commission with no additional charge to you.
Pagan Fest 2019
My return on the stage hasn’t been easy. I had to have my gallbladder removed in December and the intubation caused a little trauma to my vocal folds, so, in addition to my total lack of exercise, my voice wasn’t quite ready to give its best at the Origine Release Party in January. The thought of my situation prevented me from fully enjoying the night, as I was worried about both doing a poor job and hurting myself further. I really felt like I was walking in someone else’s shoes, I felt awkward and disoriented because I just couldn’t do all the things I’m used to doing naturally, effortlessly. I didn’t know my boundaries, I don’t know what the heck it was happening. I wasn’t a good feeling.
With some good rest and therapy, my vocal folds were getting better and I couldn’t wait to be at Pagan Fest and finally feel like myself again. But guess what? The first signs of spring got me sick and hooked me up with a top-level cold! I couldn’t believe my luck. In spite of the accompanying sore throat, I never thought about canceling the gig because I still was feeling a hundred times better than I did in January, so I just got some rest, drank plenty of liquids and got crazy with aerosol.
I think at Pagan Fest I got the most fun ever on stage. I felt good! I mean I sounded nasal as heck, but the sickness didn’t affect the voice too much. For the first time in my whole career, I had the perfect balance in my in-ear monitors which allowed me to sing effortlessly and, I was able to concentrate on the performance without care. Priceless!
This is why I’ll always remember this show, after seriously doubting my skills I got proof that I was still me and had one hell of a good time!
Here are a few pictures of the night taken by the lovely Luna La Chimia
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette
This was a gift from my good friend Claudia ❤️ The funny thing is that Claudia and I know each other so well we ended up giving the other the same exact gift, only in a different color scheme!
I’m in love with Zoeva brushes and I have a couple of those big black eyeshadow palettes from like 10 years ago, but I had never tried these new ones, which are supposed to be very good, especially for their price.
I was very impressed with Cocoa Blend, the packaging is nice, I like and use all the colors in it which are surprisingly pigmented, have very good payoff and are easily blendable. A real treat!
My favorite shades are “sweet end” and “beans are white” which I often use together. I’m not exactly a makeup artist, but I love makeup and cosmetic products, especially those who make the job easier for us not pros. I’m gonna play with this baby a lot, that I can tell!
Omia – Argan Face Serum
I have normal to dry skin and, for some reason, it doesn’t absorb thick and heavy products. I wanted to find a product that I could slap on without having to bear that annoying greasy layer on my face for hours. I found the perfect solution when my mom made me try this serum from the brand Omia, it was instant love. It is organic, moisturizing, smoothing and even acts as a great base for your makeup.
If you’re interested in checking out this lovely serum you can click here, this is an affiliate link so, if you make a purchase, I will earn a commission with no additional charge to you.
Svarthö – Cushion Cover
Is it really a list of favorites without something from Ikea? I was looking to give a subtle pop of color to our grey couch and I was particularly interested in the shades of blue which work really good in my place. Svarthö was the perfect find, it has a nice graphic geometric pattern, a slightly retro yet modern charm, and stunning muted colors. I love it!
I’m putting this in my favorites of the month because I feel like it has some potential, although I still haven’t figured out how to make the most out of it. The idea is really nice, it’s fun and a bit like Patreon but without the pressure of constantly putting out new content and without the commitment of a monthly donation. There are some cool features in the gold version like commissions, where visitors can ask for jobs or commissions to the artists. If you want to discover more or have suggestions, here’s the link to my page: ko-fi.
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I was listening to Origine and I just thought to myself “I wonder what my favourite Bard type singer person has been up to?” so I paid your site a visit. This was a good read. I’m glad to hear that you’re recovering well from your surgery. I can imagine that it wasn’t the nicest of experiences for you. Hopefully you’ll be fully recovered before you know it. I kind of know what you meant about not knowing your own limits and stuff. I suffer with a nasty condition called CFS/ME, which I have had for the past 7-8 years (funnily enough, in the beginning they thought it was my gallbladder that was the problem). Still to this day, it’s hard to know how far I can push myself. But I digress.
I too love Brooklyn 99, though I have completely missed the boat on Game of Thrones. I keep meaning to make time to watch it but I haven’t gotten to it yet, despite everyone telling me how awesome it is. Im sure I’ll see it one day.
On a more Bards related note, have you guys any plans to tour Britain in your near future? I would love to see you play live.
Take care and keep being awesome. 🙂
Hi Nathan, thanks for the comment!
I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with GOT whenever you decide to give it a go 😉
We will play in Birmingham at Power Metal Quest Fest on Sep. 28th, I’m not sure if it’s near you but that’s where we’ll be!