October Favorites

10/23/2019


October Favorites


I’ve decided to release this early. I’m usually late for monthly favorites. Since there is only a week left, I figured that’s not really enough time to test anything out. So you’ll most likely see more favorites from this last week in the upcoming November Favorites. Also, I’m sorry for MIA for the past three days? I just needed to be isolated for a while. 

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#beauty
+ Holographic nails. My nails look like the scene from ‘Tangled’ where they held the lantern festival! 
+ Jill Stuart Midnight Dazzle Collection: Picked up 001 and 003 lipstick :3 
+ Five Below Haul: $20 coming up soon 
+ Funky Fingers nail polish - Dark Matter. It looks like the perfect poisoned apple green! It’s so perfect for Fall. The quality reminds me of my favorite H&M nail polish Copper Penny! This was also opaque after 2 coats :D I was so happy! 
+ Lunasol eyeshadow palette! It’s originally $70 but I got it from BonBonCosmetics and I got it for $50 instead :3 Took 2 weeks to arrive. 
+ Made my first Too Faced Holiday collection purchase! I got the ‘Let it Snow, Girl!’ Bundle because it reminded me so much of those cute, layered Russian Dolls. And also picked up a Clover Makeup bag because the cute doodles were there for $20 instead of the $49 price tag for one palette. Btw, I’m so sad the Ginger Bread Man collection with the bronzer became temporarily sold out. I hate how I always struggle shopping with Too Faced ; o ; I follow them on Twitter, Ig, have them on my email to get stuff early, and yet I’m always stuck with the grey button that says ‘Sold Out’ :’( Wish I also picked up most of this stuff in Sephora so I could finally reach the VIB status, but I also haven’t ordered from Too Faced in a really long time (2015), and I super love their pink packaging. I also didn’t buy this set for the formula. Just here for the cutesy packaging
+ Halo eyeshadow effect
+ Double Entendre palette (Finally got around to playing with it)
+ Gold & Brown nails: Hit the Gold Mine & All Bark 
+Amazon Haul: Mermaid Off Duty shirt, Diamond Lashes for lower lashes, and Rice Foam Cleanser [Ordered this at the end of Oct so maybe you’ll see it featured as well for Nov Favorites]

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#humor
+ Ryan Reynolds singing Happy Birthday to Hugh Jackman | “Hurtful” 
+ Ryan Reynold’s auditioning for “Anthony Stark” 
+ Ian Somerhalder posts funny ig stories | Also he’s my new role model. He’s such a kind human being, I want to be just like him! 

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#food
+ Daiso snacks 
+ UCC coffee from my regular grocery store 
+ Jersey Mike’s 
+ Mama Bear and Papa bear cooking Filipino food: Kingfish, Sweet potato tops, and homemade salad with sprinkled with calamansi 
+ Liberte Yogurt from Costco | Coconut ingredient is from the Philippines! Where I’m originally from :3 It tasted so good! This is the first time I’ve ever liked Yogurt other than Yakult 
+ Pringle’s Dill Pickle flavor - I love pickles :3 

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#stationaries
+ Another Rilakkuma notebook I don’t really need or could justify why I bought it :D 

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#gaming
+ Stardew Valley | Almost done with Year 1 
+ Release date for Sword and Shield is coming really close :3 

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#relationships
+ Giant Croconana arrived! My Hinge Match helped me name him. We came up with Tomato and nicknamed him Indiana Jones :) My Hinge match approved of the name after I told him. I love it when sends me long paragraphs, and good morning and goodnight texts. I can’t get over his beard! It’s so cute! [Edit: It’s been a while since  I had this warm, fuzzy crush feeling and I really thought I was going to be happy this time around . _ . but I always mess things up] He was a Capricorn too and that must have been why I felt so at ease with him right away. And I liked his eyes a lot. 


+ I talked to my ex for closure and it worked? I didn’t come over because he is in another state. Also, the ex applies generally. Because we were involved with each other at some point even though it is not official. And now that that honest discussion has taken place, the rift between us can resume. It’s funny how this happened near retrograde. Need to get me one of those retrograde protection bracelets lol. 

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#blog
+ 36k monthly viewership on Pinterest | 55k impressions on the Analytics page 
+ Reach to Impression ratio looks pretty good on IG 
+ Finally posted my Sunshine Blogger’s Award nominations! 
+ Bloglovin’ growing even though I’ve been inactive there for months? 
+ Surpassing my monthly views since March. March was when I started posting regularly and I got 890 views that month. For October I got 929 views. The months between March and October always fell under 500+ views, so I am very happy. Thank you for your viewership! 

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#bloggers
+ Chiara Ferragni’s 10th Anniversary of ‘Blonde Salad’ :3 My favorite model was also a blogger before she came CEO! 
+ Participating in my first blogger challenge by Scripturient Blogger :3 

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#books
+ Wuthering Heights narrated by Jo Froggatt 
+ Meditations by Marcus Aurelius narrated by Richard Armitage | Book 3, Chapter 8 is really good | If you’re ever curious about Stoic philosophy and wonder how an Emperor became more of a Philosopher near the end of his life, you should give this audiobook a try. There are so many gems inside 

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#films
+ Shang ri la hotel wolf commercial 
+ Collared Pika Prepares for Winter | Wild Alaska | BBC |  (Yay Pikachu reference) | It’s sooooo cuuuute & makes the cutest sound! 
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#music 
+ Peach Tea by Chance Trash
+ Who’s Got You Singing Again by PREP 
+ A Pig’s Gotta Fly by Marlon 
+ Like Lover’s Do by Hey Violet 
+ Electricity by Lil Uzi Vert 
+ Heartstrings by ROOK1E 
+ Lofi I need You Baby 

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#pets
+ Gigi.  Being Nurse Mari was fun for 9 days. Finished giving her banana-flavored meds every afternoon. She looks very healthy and energetic. She needs to take it easy on the baby bottle tho. 
+ Chubby’s butt 
+ Saw 3 cute doggos in one night
+ Saw a lot of stray cats that had black and white fur :3 Very Halloween-y 
+ Saw the fattest rabbit in my life! It was Gigi's dad! He was soooooo fucking cuuuuute! I wanted to take him home. He had a nice white fur and his butt was so huge and fluffy!!! I couldn't take him home though. Pet shop owner said his dick was too important for business, and only the baby rabbits were for sale :'( 


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#miscellaneous 
+ Having only art to review left [Hope my exam went well]
+ Joker / Zombie filter on Snow 
+ Unsee Juice meme 
+ More Tarot readings that resonated 
+ Dark Mode everything | Really love the Catalina iOS update 
+ 70 weather! 
+ Nichi pro version
+ Bendy Employee Handbook | Loving all the glossy pages
+ Witch Hat from Cat & Jack from Target 
+ Fixing my gym pants to fit c: They’re not too tight anymore and look more fashionable 
+ So many blog post ideas :3 
+ Deleted Hinge! [Edit: It’s still deleted]
+ Really like my new dentist! She cleaned my teeth really well! I’m not gonna lie when it was sparkling white. My previous dentist while she’s nice and all, she always mentions my weight. I pay her double, but I never walked out of there with white teeth. I also really liked the bubble gum polish my new dentist used for me. X rays and fillings for my next visit :3 
+ New water container with straw BPA Free & been sporting Disneyland Hoodie 55th Anniversary after the weather got cooler | Actually got this hoodie for my mom when I went to Disneyland around May because she’s the same age as Disneyland, but it’s still a little bit too tight for her and we normally are able to share clothes | So I guess I’m stealing this from her 
+ Peaky Blinders - Season 5 
+ Discovering the clip button in Audible for bookmarks 
+ Named my corgi plush after Ein from Cowboy Bebop 

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#non-favorites
+ Feeling sick / having anxiety after my period. Low recovery mode sucks. I can feel aging everyone’s talking about like the rest of my 26-year-old peeps. 
+ My nose being too sensitive D: I get headaches for days 
+ Scary Google symptom searches 
+ Reading up on Etsy Seller Handbook; o ; So many legal stuff I need to prepare for before launching my stuff
+ I can’t play Steam games anymore on my mac after the Catalina update. I hope Steam updates their app soon. 
+ Finding out one of my new favorite YouTubers was extremely conservative and didn’t like inclusive language; - ; So I had to unsub 
+ Guys smirking at me in public. It’s probably harmless but at the same time, it makes me feel threatened and self-conscious. Like hey dude, I’m just here to get my briskets and steaks. There’s no need to do that. Every time this happens, I feel like breaking their wrist D: Oh my god, my reader probably thinks I’m so violent. I’m probably gonna cry in front of them if they even slightly raise their tone. But you know what I’m saying. Them doing that puts me in a fight me mood, and I don’t know how to fight. 
+ Tangles near the base of my neck. I think I need to pick up Olaplex treatment soon because  I never had the problem before. Tangles used to be on the ends but not near the base of my hair. 
+ Belif moisturizer has oak extract and it’s oil-free; - ; | Those product ingredients always tend to break me out | But maybe my skin is different now so we’ll see 


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#lessons
+ Realizing that I’m not cut out for dating. For some reason, at the end of every date I go to, I always seem to manage to mess things up and convince the other person that I don’t like them when that simply isn’t true. I just have this really aloof and cold exterior that goes with my shy personality and I think other people read it as disinterested or rude. I’m really sorry if I come off that way. I don’t mean to. I try to extend myself and be more playful, but I also immediately withdraw and become silent. I’m very slow to open up. Sort of like a champagne bottle. All chilled on the outside, but warm on the inside and probably ready to explode lol. I should really look up more dating tips, but I just feel like I wouldn’t really be able to implement them. So I am just in No Contact right now, turned off all my messages, and just in a hermit mode where I contemplate everything. Lesson number one is to probably not schedule a date when you are super tired and booked. But even though, I was tired and there was bad timing and everything, I still wanted to see them even just for 20 minutes even if I had to drive for like an hour. That effort just doesn’t seem o be received well because of a misreading of the situation 
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+ Hurting someone that I liked. I cried for two days because I couldn’t believe things happened the way they did and I contributed to it the most. I used Twitter as a sounding board to make sense of something because I was confused and scared. I wanted to delete it the next morning because I probably was just overreacting / not in the right mind. I just wanted to express those thoughts and have feedback. Eternally grateful to people who jumped in. I felt like King Arthur with his round table for two seconds. It did help me see things more clearly. I didn’t agree with most of the comments, but I appreciate the protective/concerned vibes. I didn’t put that tweet to put someone on blast or hurt someone on purpose. They saw it and I really am sorry for my actions. I deeply regret it and again I am very sorry; - ; I hope my tweet didn’t cause a witch hunt. If it did, I will find you and tell you that is NOT OK and go off. I don’t think I can reach out to them at this point, because I’ve put everything on pause. 

+ Me still being anxious and paranoid [PTSD]. Even after 3 years has passed from that scary incident, where a friend tried to take advantage of me at a bar when I was 23. I thought it was going to happen again. So I panicked and run away. 

+ Depression episodes triggered for a couple of days as well. I felt like I was inside a dark, lonely forest with no exit. But I think I’m slowly coming back around. If I can’t repair the friendship or connection with the person I went on a date with, then we’ll always have that goodnight kiss and I wish them all the happiness in the world. 


I hope everyone’s October was a good October. Let me know about your October favorites in the comment section below. 

Mari xx 

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