Must watch - The Newsroom

November 11, 2014

For me winter time is TV show time. Every now and then I really like to grab a cup of hot tea and a blanket and place myself in front of the TV for about an hour. While there are many great TV shows out there, there’s one that I’ve discovered only recently and yet, I’m absolutely crazy about it.
The catch… this show actually makes you feel smarter after watching it, instead of the opposite. ;)
Ever heard of The Newsroom? It’s a show written by Aaron Sorkin and unfortunately it will only have 3 seasons. The third premiered just yesterday. So even if you didn’t know it until yet, it’s easy getting into it, since you don’t have two binge watch twenty seasons…

So here’s roughly what it’s about: (Source HBO)
From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball,  comes The Newsroom,  a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
One of the reviews after the first two seasons:
In a world riddled with ridiculous, senseless, mind-numbing shows, The Newsroom is a breath of fresh air.

Even if you don’t usually go for this kind of show, promise me you’ll watch the first episode and I guarantee you, you’ll be hooked. :) You can watch the promo for season 3 here.

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Beauty Favorite - Bobbi Brown BB Cream

November 10, 2014

Hello there! I hope you had a nice weekend! Despite the rather ghastly weather (it was raining cats and dogs on Saturday!) mine has been pretty good. :)

I had to pick up a refill for my Bobbi Brown BB cream recently and thought I could tip you about this little gem just in case you didn't know about it before.

Let me preface this by saying that I have not the easiest skin in the world. It's a mix of extremely dry and oily and I'm battling breakouts like I'm seventeen instead of twenty seven, though that has gotten much better recently. Over the last few years I've basically only used foundation (Estée Lauder Double Wear, which I still love) because I found BB creams to provide not enough coverage and usually they either dried out my skin even more or made it shine like crazy.

By coincidence I then stumbled upon this lifesaver by Bobbi Brown. This BB cream provides the best coverage, doesn't dry out my skin and is also oil-free, which is pretty important if you're prone for breakouts. So if you're on the hunt for a new BB cream, try this one!

Have a great day!

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Friday Thoughts

November 07, 2014

Hey there and TGIF! I can't believe this week is already over again. I feel like I just got up Monday morning to battle the first day on the new job. Despite Thursday's post I can say I had a really good week. Everything at work went fine so far, I met up with some girlfriends for dinner on Tuesday, and listened to Christmas songs on the radio last night and this morning! Yes I'm starting Christmas time a little early... don't hate! ;) To end this week on a high note I'm excited to celebrate the birthday of one of my oldest friends tonight with her and her family, whom I haven't in months! So all in all it's been a really good week and I'm grateful for that. :)

I wish you a tremendously awesome weekend! Do you have any fun plans?

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How to deal with a bad week

November 05, 2014

I’m pretty sure you know those weeks where you wake up Monday morning with a feeling in the pit of your stomach that this just isn’t going to be your week. Usually you can’t even pinpoint exactly what’s wrong but you just can’t shake the feeling that you just want this week to be over before it has even really begun.
I’ve found out that for me it’s those weeks where I’m simply spread too thin, when I’m running from meeting to meeting without having time to properly prepare myself (I’m not the ‘flying by the seat of my pants’ kinda girl) and I subsequently get frazzled, misplace documents, look for my keys six times a day and so on. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. While I usually pride myself on my sunny and friendly disposition, at times like these I’m honestly not very pleasant to be around. So I’m always trying to find ways to quickly snap out of it and those steps below are a sure fire way to get the job done.

Meet up with your favorite people
And I don’t mean meet those friends that you love, but who are always talking a mile a minute about anything and everything concerning their own lives, but those friends who make you feel like everything is okay and nothing can harm you. Those guys who call you at 7pm to tell you that they are picking up Chinese food and that they want you to come over, yoga pants or not just to hang out and spend time together. These are nights that will definitely improve your mood and help recharge your batteries.
Go outside
Sometimes at the end of a hectic workday I find myself driving home and wanting nothing more than to lay down on my couch, switch on my TV and think of nothing until it’s time to get up again in the morning. Every now and then though, I get so restless that the only thing helping is a walk or run around the neighborhood. Especially in fall and winter, when it’s getting dark earlier and earlier I find nothing more calming than a nice long walk in the cold air.
Hide from the world
If all else fails it’s perfectly fine to unplug and simply hide from the world for a while. Switch off your phone, get yourself a nice cup of tea and a blanket and cuddle up on the couch with a great book or movie. There’s no harm in blocking out the real world for about an hour or two to get back in groove of things.
How do you deal with a bad week? 
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