Weekly Highlights (#3)- 10.09.15

It's that time again, where I sum up the week in a 'best of' type post, saving you from spending the hours I have searching the net, watching videos and doing other such productive/unproductive tasks...oops.

(Drum roll please!) Here are the highlights of the week:

Top TV show to watch: Nashville.
If you're like me and country music doesn't really interest you, don't let that stop you from giving Nashville a watch. On the surface the show follows the rivalry between two mega country stars, but as you keep watching an underbelly of betrayal, lies, addiction, family struggles, love and lust are uncovered. It sounds a bit cliche but it actually makes for a really interesting show that's about much more then just country music. I've found myself looking forward to each new episode and honestly I'm surprised at how attached I've gotten to the characters, considering I'm only on season 1! Pre-warning though, this show will make you want to speak with a country accent...

Top website to explore: The Haute Mess.com
If you've read my 'Face behind the blog' post then you'll already know that I've become a content creator for The Haute Mess. While I'm probably a little bias because of this, I still love the site regardless. With different sections (Wellness, Digs, Work, Beauty, Fashion, Food) I always find something to keep me entertained, no matter what mood I'm in. The content on the site is written by multiple contributors, but each post has a distinctly humorous and light hearted tone to it which makes the content really easy to engage with. If you find yourself having moments where you just think "I'm such a hot mess right now," then I think in particular you'd really enjoy this site.

Top Instagram account: Humans of New York (@humansofny).
There's a high possibility you already know of Humans of New York, but incase you don't, it's basically images of different people accompanied by a personal story or quote from the person featured. I loved the HONY book, but I love the Instagram account even more. I can't tell you how many times I've been scrolling through multiple beauty images, selfies and outfit pictures on Instagram only to come across a picture of a complete stranger with a caption to the image that really tugs on the heart strings. Humans of New York is a great reminder that you really can't judge a book by its cover. So if you're looking to break up your Instagram feed with something a little more substantial, I would highly recommend following this account.

Top beauty product: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation.
Recently in an effort to try and use up a neglected Tarte foundation of mine I'd been mixing it with my Sheer Glow. The results were OK, but nothing compared to when I finally tried Sheer Glow on its own again. Buildable medium coverage, slightly dewy, doesn't cling to dry patches, lasts all day and glides onto the skin with ease when applied with a beauty blender- I just remembered why this is HG status for so many beauty lovers.

What have you been loving lately?

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58 comments:

  1. I totally love Humans of NY, too! The stories are always my favorites to read:-) This week I've been loving my MoviePass--a cool subscription program that allows you to pay one flat fee a month to see as many films in the theater as you can! Haha needless to see I've been catching up on all my movies;-)

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    1. That movie pass sounds amazing, I love films so that sounds like such an ideal thing for me!

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  2. I love Humans of New York; it's such a lovely, story-filled account! I've been loving sleep lately. Because I don't get enough of it, ha!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. Same here, I've been staying up late reading lately so I definitely need to catch up on some sleep!

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  3. I love Nars Sheer Glow and for the past 3 / 4 years, nothing has come close xx

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    1. I feel the same way, if they ever discontinue Sheer Glow...actually I don't even want to think about the possibility of that happening! x

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  4. I've been obsessed with watching Suits, so much that I got through all the episodes & now I've got to wait until January for the new ones. I'm also loving a NARS base but it's the Tinted Moisturiser x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Not kidding, I'm literally going to start watching Suits tonight! I've been hearing great things about and I'm finally getting around to giving it a watch :)

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    2. You won't regret it, such a good show :D x

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  5. omg Nashville is just YASSSSSSSS!

    Lucie xx
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    LucieLovesIt.com

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    1. It's so great! It honestly surprised me how much I've ended up liking it x

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  6. I love Humans of New York. Such great inspiration you get from people's stories!



    Dora
    www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Exactly! Following them on Instagram is so handy too, it means I can always read the new stories :)

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  7. sheer glow is the best foundation ever. my love of week has been mac so chaude. wore it every single day.


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    1. That's a lovely lipstick colour, looks so good with an all black outfit too x

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  8. I love Humans of New York! I think the concept is amazing and I love reading about peoples stories!

    love, lissy @ lissyhayes.co.uk

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  9. I discovered Humans of New York way 2 years ago and I can't believe how much it grew into a very beautiful and inspiring page. :)

    www.whateveresther.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, I only found it a few months ago but I really wish I'd come across it sooner!

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  10. I love The Haute Mess, it always has something interesting to read!
    Have a good day, lovely xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Really happy to hear you enjoy The Haute Mess! x

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  11. I just started watching IAMKARENO on youtube! So inspiring and I love fashion lookbooks vids! Lovely to read about your own weekly loves here!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

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    1. I'll have to check out that Youtube channel, I love fashion lookbook videos as well x

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  12. I can't and will never get enough of HONY. My favorite instagram/facebook page! Unreal the stories he shares, I'm a huge fan!

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Definitely, some of the stories on there are so amazing. It sounds cliche but it's true!

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  13. I've heard a lot about 'Nashville'. Maybe I should give it a go after all.. X!
    www.lemontierres.com

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    1. Definitely give it a go. I was really skeptical at first, honestly I thought I would hate the show but it really pleasantly surprised me :)

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  14. I am sooo obsessed with Humans of New York, but I follow it on Facebook. I seriously check it every day. I love the stories since it's about real people. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Same here! It's such a great concept and really reminds me to not judge other people until you know their whole story.

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  15. Great post. I love keeping up to date with HONY posts they're just so magical!

    http://abigailalicex.com

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  16. Thanks for sharing all these! checking out the haute mess now and I am loving it!

    lifeisashoe

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    1. It's such a great site, glad you're loving it!

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  17. Haven't heard of The Haute Mess yet so I will be sure to take a look at the site and haven't ever watched Nashville but maybe my southern side (I'm from Virginia) would love it.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Let me know if you end up giving Nashville a watch :)

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  18. Great recommendations. My favorite series is Suits but since it's during a break right now, I need to find another show, will look into Nashville!

    Would love if you check out my blog! Just followed you on twitter and bloglovin :)
    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. I'm about to start watching Suits! I've heard so many great things about it.

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  19. Humans of New York - I love everything they share. I got really behind on Nashville but I was enjoying it

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. HONY really is such a great account, I'm so glad I found them.

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  20. A fabulous weekly highlights! TV series, a great website, Instagram account and beauty product are the best ways to while away the day. I adore Humans of NY - it brings me back down to Earth and I'm constantly inspired by everyday struggles and strength. It's just what we need, I think.

    PS. Totally need to try NARS Sheer Glow - how have I not?!

    Kiara xx // www.lioninthewild.com

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    1. I completely agree, I think reading Humans of NY regularly really keeps me grounded.
      Oh definitely give Sheer Glow a try, it's trumped any other foundation I've ever tried!

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  21. I was really enjoying watching 'Under the dome' but alas the powers that be have decided to not continue it for another season. So annoying when I see shows get renewed that I think can't possibly drag out any more episodes when ones I think have so much more potential get cancelled. Oh well maybe Nashville will fill the void. BTW I love the stories of Humans of New York too. It makes me look at strangers differently and reminds me how connected we all really are.

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    1. I loved Under the Dome! So sad it wasn't picked up for a fourth season.

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  22. Great suggestions! I haven't watched nashville yet but looks like I need to start!

    Hope you'll check out my page and let me know your thoughts! I love meeting new bloggers xx

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

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    1. Let me know if you end up giving Nashville a watch!

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  23. Ah hun, this is such a lovely post - can you believe that I haven't watched any series yet…since Desperate Housewives and Prison Break I haven't really followed anything! Must get watching again! :)

    Layla xx


    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Oh I loved Prison Break! It's probably one of my all time favourite shows even now :)

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  24. love nashville! really like sheer glow as well :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Happy to hear from another Nashville fan, I hope the show only gets better from Season 1 on out :)

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  25. Nice post!

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

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  26. Loving your blog lady! I ADORE Humans of new york too. Also a massive NARS fan, their liquid highlighters are incredible.

    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog

    xo

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah :)
      Haven't tried the liquid highlighters from Nars but I'm a huge fan of the brand so I'll look into them!

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  27. thank you for sharing dear...
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    instagram.com/grace_njio

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  28. Although I've heard of the the Instagram account 'Humans of New York', I'm yet to visit.. time to take myself there now! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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