The love I feel for anything powder blue has banished all other colours from my spectrum, and I've been on the hunt for the perfect pale blue nail polish for a long time. The search ended - kind of - with Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail paint in 'Huckleberry' (£3.99). I say 'kind of' because it isn't quite perfection and - a little pedantically, I know - it looks too turquoise in some lights and aqua nails just ain't what I'm after... I'm after powder blue, people.
|'Huckleberry' in action - May Favourites - read here|
Will and I rapidly made our way through seven episodes of Fargo during his stay and I have to say - it's filling the Breaking Bad-shaped hole in my life. If the Coen brothers have anything to do with something you know it's going to be good, Martin Freeman is just a peach and I'm living for his Minnesota accent - heck, you betcha - and I have a soft spot for Colin Hanks as I love his papa with all of my heart. The references to the film make things extra interesting, oh and Saul Goodman is (sort of) in it. A recipe for true greatness, oh yah.
For Netflix night - accompanied by an epic selection of snacks - we chose Alpha Dog, a gritty crime drama that'll have you shaking your head in disbelief and googling the horrific true story of the Nicholas Markowitz kidnapping as soon as the credits roll. A must-see.
Also, can we quickly address the 'Goodbye, Michael' episode of The Office... I have no words. Only tears. And don't even get me started on that '9, 986,000 minutes' song. If crying at Jim Halpert and Michael Scott crying is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
If you're like me - e.g. you have a sweet tooth but don't want to fill your body with refined sugar and half a day's worth of calories in three bites - you need Zanna aka Blonde Health's 'Devilishly Delicious Guilt Free Treats' eBook (here). She was kind enough to send me a copy and I'm in awe of her amazing recipes. Peanut butter heaven, here I come.
|Zanna's Nutella brownies - simply divine!|
I mentioned Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn in this post after I read it a couple of months ago, but my boyfriend has just finished it after I lent him my copy and discussing it has made me remember just how flippin' good it is all over again. Lookswise, Rosamund Pike is exactly how I pictured the psychotic Amy and I can't wait to see the adaptation with Will.
P.P.S. I also have muchos excitement for The Fault In Our Stars. There's no doubt in my mind that the film will be stunning, I read the book about a year ago and it broke my heart. And yes, it was a privilege.
This fortnight I've loved perusing "the musings of a chronic optimist", aka Katherine & M.E. As well as having one of the loveliest styles of writing I've had the pleasure of reading - I'm an English student and appreciate the heck out of beautifully penned posts - she's also an absolute babe and one of the kindest souls. Katherine's brilliant overview of ME Awareness Week is an absolute gem, as was her post for May 12th, ME Awareness Day.
"Wear" - The Style, Sleepwear & Loungewear
It'll come as no surprise that my current favourite item of clothing is powder blue. Go figure.
"Listen" - The Music
Catchy since last summer, yo. *peace sign emoji*
"Inspire" - The Quotes
This is one of my favourite Oprah quotes - yes, I have a selection - as the woman just has a way with words. And these words in particular make me want to give OW a fist bump.