Nothing is better than when your friend shares a new product or show they are using/wearing and you find out you love it too. So to start the sharing I corralled a collection of shows, podcasts, apps and products I’m loving right now. From the title of this post clearly I’m a fan of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight show as well.
1. Serial S-Town Podcast
Creators of Serial announced a new podcast, S-Town! I was addicted to season 1 of of the podcast Serial and like the rest of America was so sad when the season ended. The host, Sarah Koenig, captivated us all as she unfolded the events of Hae Min Lee’s murder. Inevitably, the bar was impossibly high for season 2 and fell short of most people’s expectations, including mine. But Serial hasn’t given up. The creators of Serial launched a new production company that will be releasing a new podcast next month (all episodes will be released simultaneously in March), S-town, that stems from an Alabama man asking for
“a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who had allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. Brian agreed to look into it. But then someone else ended up dead, and another story began to unfold – about a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure and the mysteries of one man’s life.”
It’s hard to find underwear that work perfectly under fitted clothes, that’s why the commando classic thong is so amazing. It is completely seamless, is barely noticeable against your skin and is completely invisible under whatever you are wearing. At $20 a pair, it is more than I like to spend, but it is definitely worth the price tag.
Since I turned 30 I’ve made an effort to put sunscreen on my face everyday. In the past I avoided the habit because 1. I told myself “Asians don’t burn” (not true at all) and 2. I didn’t like the sticky feeling that most sunscreens leave. However, this one is formulated with a matte texture that gives your skin the sun protection without looking or feeling greasy.
4. My Crazy Ex Girlfriend
This is one of the quirkiest, smartest shows I’ve seen in a long time. Based on title alone, I would have dismissed this as “targeted to tweens and way too young for me”, but don’t be fooled. Think broadway musical, meet young adult story line (come on, we all love a good YA drama), meet characters in their late 20s/early 30s. I can’t do the show justice by describing it, but I guarantee if you watch one episode you will be hooked. It airs on the CW, but you can catch the first 2 seasons on Netflix, making this the perfect weekend binge show.
5. My Favorite Murder podcast
This podcast isn’t for everyone and you’ll know immediately if it’s not for you. Each week comedian co-hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark pick a theme and casually discuss their “favorite” murders that fall under that theme. Here’s what you might not expect: it’s incredibly funny and entertaining. Karen and Georgia are unapologetically fascinated by the gruesome details of some of the worst crimes, so be prepared to spend an entire episode wavering between amused and terrified. And if you are into this sort of thing (which I am), the podcast has a very active Facebook fan page where people post their favorite hometown murders.
It’s almost embarrassing to admit that I still get the occasional blemish. Nothing shakes your confidence more than a big red spot in the middle of your face. Luckily most of the time, a little concealer and a tab of foundation are enough to mask any undesirable spots. But occasionally I’ll feel a larger cystic pimple forming. Once that happens, I immediately put this Mario Badescu buffering lotion on and the spot dramatically shrinks overnight. It is amazing, and the only product I’ve used that has a dramatic impact. I’m especially thankful for this product ever since my very curious toddler pointed to my face and said “mama boo boo”.
This is an app (for iOS and Apple TV) that Aaron and I love. Everyday there is a carefully curated list of high-quality videos on a wide range of topics. The videos range from one to twenty minutes in length and are never more than a couple days old. It’s a great opportunity to learn interesting tidbits that you never knew you wanted to know.
Lately, I’ve been stepping up my skincare routine with this deep hydration sheet mask. Sheet masks are suppose to be intensely hydrating, which feels especially great during the dry winter months. With all the buzz around Korean beauty products, I’ve been wanting to try some for a while. This mask is among the first items I’ve tried after receiving it from birchbox and I love it. After just 15 minutes, my face feels refreshed and hydrated. The mask is formulated with a soothing skin serum that leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft.
What are you loving now?