Your Support – I honestly can’t say this enough, I was so humbled and blown away by the positive reaction to #JAMpackedholiday. To say I was hesitant to launch that project beforehand was an understatement. Seeing how excited people got each day had me wowed at the community around Constantly Seeking Wonder. I wanted to take another moment and just properly say thank you all once more.
Carpool Karaoke with One Direction – Look, even my friend who despises One Direction texted me after watching this video and asked “Why are they so endearing?” It’s a quick look into why I love these guys so much. James Corden is basically the embodiment of me when I’m in my car and 1D comes on the speakers. Make sure to do yourself a favor and at least watch until they coordinate outfits and make a dance routine for “Not Control” to finally embrace their boyband roots.
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes – I am not a makeup expert or a beauty blogger. I couldn’t tell you the difference between one thing and another most of the time. However I find a product occasionally that I absolutely love. Which is exactly the case with this eyeshadow. It packaged in a smooth pencil format so it’s easy to apply, as I don’t have any fancy tools or brushes. The colors come in a variety of shades for an instant smoky eye look – my current favorite is Bad Girl Bronze. Best part? It goes on smooth and LASTS ALL DAY. That factor right there is a godsend. My only downfall with this product is there is no way to sharpen/scroll the tube up so they go fairly quick.
Eugène Delacroix – I had an extra day off over the holiday weekend and spent it on various solo adventures. One of my stops was the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see the Delacroix Influence show. He was a French Romantic painter and his style impacted everyone from Renoir to Van Gogh. Seeing all the art was beautiful, but the thing that really astonished me was Delacroix’s massive murals in France. I spent an entire afternoon after the show researching his work in The Louvre, The Salon du Roi, and Church of St. Sulpice. Breathtaking even in pictures and you bet it’s now on my bucket list to see it all in person.
Cycling Class – I recently bought my first gym membership as an adult and thought I’d try my luck with a cycling class. I fell in love instantly. It is now something I look forward to each week. Can a SoulCycle open in Minneapolis yet? It’s basically the reason I even tried a cycling class in the first place. (What can I say? I’m a sucker for celebrity trends.)
NCIS – Somehow I had never watched this series before in the twelve plus years it has been on the air. In December I stumbled upon a marathon and got sucked in. I have a strong appeal towards murder mysteries and crime shows, so it’s surprising NCIS wasn’t on my radar before. The main cast members of Gibbs, DiNozzo, McGee, and Abby are delightful. It has quickly become my favorite thing to watch when I’m at the gym too. Which works well until there is an episode where Ducky is searching for his long lost brother and I was basically telling myself not to tear up while on the elliptical machine.
Adele Tickets – Hello, it’s me. I was wondering how the hell I managed to score Adele tickets this summer? Okay so maybe I’m not quite a pro lyricist but the sentiment still stands. I’ve been lucky to see her perform live before (the last being in 2011) but I figured with her skyrocketing popularity there’d be no way I’d snag tickets this time around. Yet I did and I’m pretty amped about that fact.
Tattoo Roulette with One Direction – I’m sorry but One Direction were extra cute during December so you get the double dose this month. The real winner during Tattoo Roulette is Niall as he was truly freaking out. His pure reactions during the game are gold. I never felt so bad for giggling hysterically over someone else’s misery. Does he have the misfortune of choosing the tattoo box? You’ll just have to watch and find out. Fun fact: The tattoo artist is from Shamrock Social Club and has tattooed countless of celebrities (including One Direction before this game) and even yours truly when I was in Los Angeles.
My Favorite Posts of the Month:
What were your favorite finds of December?
Until next time,