My Top Must Watch Shows for Summer

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Hey loves! I’m not a super tv watcher but I do have a few shows that I’ve been indulging in seasonally and yearly that I thought I’d share with you all. . Truth be told, I gravitate towards the hardcore, deep, suspense thriller type of stuff, so if that’s you, you’ll love these picks.

Power

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If you want a show that mixes crime and law enforcement with sex and family entanglement, I strongly suggest you check out Power.  The show enters its final season this August, but if you want to start from scratch, that’s not a problem either. You’ll have tons of episodes to binge on.”Power” tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.

 

Big Little Lies

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Based on the same-titled best-seller by Liane Moriarty, “Big Little Lies” weaves a darkly comedic tale of murder and mischief in the tranquil beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. Amidst doting moms, successful husbands, beautiful children, and stunning homes exists a community fueled by rumors and divided into haves and have-nots, exposing fractured relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors. Told through the eyes of three mothers — Madeline, Celeste and Jane — the series’ narrative explores society’s myths regarding perfection and its romanticization of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley star as the three prominent “mothers of Monterey.” I got hooked on this show from Season 1 last year and it’s been a love affair ever since. That being said, you’re welcome 🙂

 

The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian drama web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The plot features a dystopian future following a Second American Civil War wherein a totalitarian society  subjects fertile women, called “Handmaids”, into child-bearing servitude. The show focuses on the journey of the Handmaid “Offred”.  This series is definitely not your average one. Currently in its third season , it’s a must watch this summer.

 

The Chi 

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I discovered this show by sheer accident when I was just looking for a good show to watch online and I can say, it was worth it. The show is set in the South Side of Chicago which carries daily danger, and the smallest and simplest of decisions can have life or death consequences for the residents. Life continues as the kids prep for school and their parents shuffle off to work. The young adults of the area are trying to scrape a living for themselves, while the elders sit on their front porches and observe the goings on. The South Side has the potential to crush dreams, and this coming-of-age series focuses on Kevin, a preteen who embraces the normal rites of childhood, Brandon, who makes a leap of faith to succeed in love and life with Jerrika, Emmett, who seeks guidance from his mother, and Ronnie, who is a drifter struggling to be loved. All of them are linked together by sheer coincidence as they seek redemption. Even though its second season just ended, I highly recommend this as a must watch.

Comment below your must watch shows I can check out and tell me your thoughts on my picks as well. Until next time. Xoxo.

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#BeautyReview – Shop Miss A Review

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Hey loves! I won’t be able to shoot any new content for another week or so, but I decided to give a recap on a recent purchase I made through the Shop Miss A website. This isn’t the first time I’ve ordered items from them and it won’t be the last. They sell a variety of products and accessories, however I primarily buy makeup items. In this instance, I needed to restock on a few beauty items and I thought this was the best avenue to do so, as they are super affordable. Everything listed on their site is $1, and if you buy more than 30 items, you get free shipping. Pretty sweet, right?

I managed to get blush palettes, compact powders, foundations, brushes, nail polishes, BB Creams, eyeshadows (pressed and cream), eyeliner, eyeliner powder, mascara, creme lipsticks, matte liquid lipsticks ( I bought about 15 or more), bronzer, pressed powders and cover sticks.  In all I spent $50, which I think is a bargain, and shipping was relatively easy and quick. Comment below if you have ever bought items from Shop Miss A, and if so describe what your experience was like.

Until next time. Xoxo.

 

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Freeman Polishing Charcoal & Black Sugar Gel Mask & Scrub Review

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Hey loves! In addition to my fashion and travel content, I’ve decided to share a few of the beauty products I use as well here on the blogspace. This year, I’ve made it my duty to be more keen on my skincare routine and to incorporate new products as well. I’ve always used face masks and scrubs from the St. Ives brand, but I wanted to switch things up, so I settled on the Freeman brand.

 

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While browsing my eBay app for affordable masks, I managed to stumble upon the Polishing Charcoal & Black Sugar Gel Mask & Scrub. To be honest, I went in with no expectations. After reading a few reviews, I decided to give it a try based on my current needs, added it to my cart and checked out.

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I found the product to be extremely helpful, as it was able to rid my face of makeup build up, but was not so harsh that it irritated my skin. I’ve been using it twice a week for approximately two months now with no issues. The mask is also sweet smelling and even has a sugary taste (I accidentally tasted it during an application).

If you are looking for an affordable product that cleanses your pores and gives a smooth, glowy finish to your skin, I would definitely recommend it. I’ve added two pictures below showing my face during and after my last application. Until next time. Xoxo.

 

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During the application

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After the application