Recently Watched on Netflix #2

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Time for another recently watched post. I’m going to try to do one of these after every three to four movies I’ve watched. I might include shows as well, as I have some I’m currently watching. I want to get to the end of them though before giving my thoughts. I’ve watched a few more movies recently, so here are my thoughts on those. You can see my thoughts on other movies in my last Recently Watched on Netflix post.

Vegan for a Day

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Today’s post is a little bit different from what I usually post here on my blog, but I am super excited about this one! I am pretty much obsessed with food, and yet I am not skilled at cooking, and I’m basically the queen of takeout and frozen meals. Rarely do I ever prepare my own food. I usually order food and go pick it up, or I just pop something in the microwave for several minutes and voila. Most of what I eat on a daily basis is not exactly healthy, and some type of meat is usually included. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while, and I finally decided to go for it.

I thought it would be a fun experiment to step outside of my comfort zone, at least for one day. Not only would I be preparing all of my own meals, but each meal would be vegan. It sounds easy enough, right? For someone like myself, who never thinks about what I’m putting into my body and just eats whatever I’m hungry for, this took quite a bit of planning and dedication on my part.

I recently found out about vegan testing, which checks for possible nutrient deficiencies you might encounter if you decide to switch your diet. You can also test for animal-based allergies to see if removing animal products from your diet is the better choice for you. Sometimes we get headaches and/or stomach cramps and not think much about it, but we could have an allergy to something we are consuming, yet never even realize it. The tests at HealthLabs.com are a great way to discover what works with your body. If you’re interested in trying one of these kits, use my code: SURREALISTIQUE25 to receive 25% off all vegan testing.

Makeup Look: Galaxy Goth vs. Galaxy Glam

 

The other night I got bored and was playing around with my NYX Love You So Mochi: Electric Pastels palette, which is one of my favorite shadow palettes. There is some fallout with this palette, but the colors are beautiful and well pigmented, which is why I love it so much. The colors also work very well together and blend nicely.

I did this look at night, so of course I didn’t have the benefit of natural light to truly capture it. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out though. After I do an eye look, sometimes I like to switch up the lips because it can really change the vibe of the look. The first lip color I started out with was NYX Cosmic Metals lip cream in shade Galactic. Then I switched to ColourPop Ultra Matte lip in shade Viper.

Which of these looks do you like the best? Make sure you let me know in the comments!

Weekly Photo Roundup #5

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Not too much has happened over the last week. I swear, I live the most boring life. I mean it’s not really boring to me because I enjoy being a reserved homebody, but I’m sure it’s probably boring to a lot of people. Some blogs I read make me a bit jealous because these bloggers lives seem so full of fun and adventure. They visit new restaurants all the time, try all kinds of amazing and versatile foods, they get to travel to different places. Even when they stay close to home, it still seems like some adventure awaits them. I feel like there’s nothing much to do where I live, hardly any sights to see, and I’ve always been a bit of a recluse.

Some New Items to Try!

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I was essentially just looking for some lip balms because I was almost out. The Jersey Shore Cosmetics balms are my absolute favorite, so I was going to buy some more of those. However, they are $10 a piece. I decided to look for some other balms where I could get more for my money. Not only did I find some new lip balms to try, but I ended up purchasing a few other items as well. I’ve now had a chance to try these out, so here are my thoughts.

Lancôme Hydra Zen VoxBox

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This is my sixth VoxBox from Influenster, and I think this one might just be my favorite so far. I was so ecstatic when I received this! The packaging is wonderful, and it’s my favorite shade of pink! I know that how well a product works is more important than what it looks like, but having a product that is pretty to look at is a great bonus. I will give you the lowdown on the products I received in my box, how much it retails for, and my thoughts.

Recently Watched on Netflix

I got an email the other day saying that Netflix is getting rid of reviews due to “declining usage”. That sounds like a poor excuse, but of course usage will decline when they don’t even include the reviews on any of their apps. I personally think that’s stupid because I personally like seeing others’ thoughts on a movie. Sure, there are other sites you can go to for that, but it’s more convenient when it’s right there on the site you’re planning to watch on.

I liked the idea of Netflix having their own original content, but now it seems like that’s all they are focused on. Most of the content they’re putting out are things that I’m not even that interested in watching. As far as the other streaming content they’re offering, it’s pretty lackluster. I want to do this “Recently Watched on Netflix” as a continuous series here in my blog where I do mini-reviews of movies I’ve recently watched. However, the selection on Netflix right now is not that great, so I’m not sure how frequent these posts will be. I did watch a few movies recently, so I figured I would post my thoughts on those.