April Favorites

April Favorites

V8 Spicy juice:  It’s V8 but with a kick and as a Mexican I tend to like the chile version of things.

Biscoff cookies: I just got off the flight to SC and honestly I tried not to sleep just so that the next time the flight attendant would come by with her trolley I could ask for another packed of these delicious concoctions.  

Chicken over rice: the best halal in the game tbh (I get it without onions, hot sauce on the side and with tons of the white sauce)  also this time they put pickles in for the first time and I was not with it so from now on I’m specifying that’s unacceptable for me.

Open bars…cause I’m not gonna pay to get drunk and it’s always fun to wear a fancy dress somewhere and have a nice glass of something.  Last time when the bartender asked me what I wanted, I said i have no clue (the correct answer should have been “I’m good, thanks.”) But instead I said what’s good and he asked if I like grapefruit so he made a delightful sparkling thing in a fancy glass with that boysenberry french liqueur that comes in a pretty bottle.  Also I’ve noticed they put so much ice in the sparkling water when you order it that it’s shocking and a cool glass of water in the most intense way.

Can someone tell me of a under eye cream that promises to get rid of under eye circles and actually keeps its promise? I want that experience… I want to have a favorite lol.

Loose dresses (shirt dress situations) that are still stylish but you can be fat in peace in

Nails Inc rainbow wishes: it’s like the color of wings and is so lavender and gorgeous

Stila shimmer and glow eyeshadow. I feel like I’ve mentioned this before but it’s the best glitter eyeshadow in the game as far as I’m concerned. No fall out and really easy to apply and so many good metallic options.

Thai Iced Tea the dreamiest best tasting tea I’ve ever encountered and what I’ll be drinking until it’s winter

Least favorites

When someone calls me from a number I don’t recognize…. It stressed me out so much and I hate it.  I save a name of everyone whose number I get so if your calling me and no title pops up it basically means its a stranger calling me and it makes me so uncomfortable.  It’s even worse when you’re on the job search and actually should be picking up the phone cause you’ve been sending it out on resumes in hopes someone would reach out.

Swatching a whole bunch of makeup at a makeup store and then them not having wipes or anything to take if off so you just have to walk around covered in different bright colors and glittery things

Feeling groggy

When one person sits at a four person table in a cafe or restaurant.  I think that’s pretty rude.

 

November/December Favorites

  • DW Home Candles:  I always buy my scented candles at Marshall’s cause they are significantly cheaper and larger there than anywhere else.  I have found I have only been buying and obsessing over the ones of this brand.  The ones I’ve tried and loved are Holiday Spice and Vanilla + Sugarcane.  The next one I’m gonna get is the Coconut Milk Honey and I’m pretty excited.  Scented candles are really one of my favorite things.
  • Turmeric Lattes: always expensive but always delicious.  It’s a treat yourself thing.  My favorite one comes from Galerie De Cafe in Tribeca.
  • Circle scarves
  • Dollar Stores: best places to find kinder eggs, tacky Christmas decorations, food containers, key chains, cheap shampoo and lots of stuff you never knew you needed.  Lots of great ones in Flatbush where I just moved.
  • Procrastinating something a lil and then finally forcing yourself to do it and finding out it was actually simple and painless and then being able to check something off your to do list
  • Really, truly surprising people: I never tell anyone in my family when I’m coming to visit, I just show up because I really love the shocked look on their eyes when I walk in and it’s one of the best feelings in the world.
  • Real christmas trees:  I bought mine for $16 at a market after seeing the amazing movie Coco with my beautiful boyfriend.  It’s around 3 feet tall and thriving.
  • Coco:  My new favorite Pixar movie.  As a Mexican it really meant a lot to me, as someone whose lost someone it really meant a lot to me, as someone with eyes it was awesome and the music is so Mexican and fun and beautiful.  I cried….and it really touched my heart and made me feel so much love for life and for my culture.  I really suggest going with your kids/someone you love.  
  • The world at Christmas time: I work at a bar which is something I don’t like doing and just like everything else at Christmas it’s amazingly decorated and 150 times better than usual.  I worked there the day of the Santarun and so many people came in dressed up as Santa and they put on Christmas music and it was the nicest most tolerable shift I’ve ever had there.
  • When pedophiles don’t get to become senator
  • Snow that’s good for making snowballs
  • Clementines: the superior citrus
  • Poinsettias or Flor de Noche Buena in Spanish
  • Duolingo: the best free app for learning a language.  It’s really simple and rewarding cause you can get a streak of how many days in a row you’ve practiced.
  • Colourpop Lipsticks: really inexpensive and better than Kylie’s stuff. Also there are so many colors and textures.

Least favorites:

  • Restaurants that charge for a coffee refill
  • People who play their music out loud on the subway (especially those who do it in the morning)
  • When people in a job interview say we’ll let you know either way and then you never hear from them again
  • When creepy strangers try to talk to you on your morning commute and you have your earphones in and are just trying to listen to Stevie Wonder’s Christmas Album, thank you very much!