Alana at the Moment

Hey, guys!

In this series I will share what I am currently obsessing over, from music and TV shows, to quotes, products and other blogs and Instagram pages!

I will do my best to post these monthly, probably usually around the middle of the month.  So here it goes.


MARCH 2018


I’m listening to…

Corrine Bailey Rae

She is by no means a new artist, and she has a few popular hits like Put Your Records On and Like A Star.  However, I’ve just discovered her as an artist and downloaded almost everything she has.  Some of my favorites?  Breathless, Trouble Sleeping, Is This Love?, Closer and Stop Where You Are.  Her mellow bluesy vibes have gotten me through many a study sessions this semester!


I’m reading…

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Okay, I’ll be honest, I bought this book in Greece this summer for the plane ride and I just now finished it on my spring break, but in my defense, who has time for leisure reading in college?!

This book is a compilation of essays by Roxanne Gay, a New York Times best seller and former professor of Creative Writing.  In the book, Gay humorously criticizes herself and others alike in telling the story of what it was like coming into her own as a Haitian-American woman in Nebraska.  I highly recommend it.  It is easy reading, quick moving and witty–all of the markers of the perfect book to grab on a lazy Sunday.

My mom also gave me a book called How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk.  I have yet to open it, but I really probably should.


I can’t stop wearing…

L’oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara and Voluminous Base lash primer

First of all, I just have to say that I am obsessed with lash primers in general.  I’m a firm believer that you could use the crappiest mascara of all time and your lashes would still look like a million bucks if you use a good primer, and this one is definitely a good one!

With that being said, I have worn the Lash Paradise mascara on its own and it does an amazing job.  The color is very black and applies easily and the want really does lengthen and thicken your eyelashes.  Also, I love the packaging, the wand slides in and out so easily!


I’m watching…

Parks and Recreation

I know this is a tried and true favorite of probably everyone reading this already, but I finally jumped on the bandwagon.  The first night I started binge watching I watched 2 whole seasons.  Whoops.

Queer Eye

A fresh new version of the early 2000’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, this Netflix original strives to get acceptance for the gay community while the new fab five (consisting of Bobby Berk, Jonathan van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France and Karamo Brown) help men across the deep south remake their lives and confront relevant social issues.  I can’t lie, I may have teared up a time or two, but I am a softie.

A Plastic Ocean

I actually had to watch this documentary for my Environmental Geoscience class, but it really made me think.  The doc explores why plastic is such a problem in our world and how it affects both the environment and human health.  Watch the trailer here.  Warning: you’ll probably feel really awful for at least a few minutes afterward, but that’s how you grow, right?


I’m inspired by…

“Being different isn’t a bad thing.  It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.”                  — Luna Lovegood


 

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know your recommendations for everything under the sun, so I can check them out!

– ♥ Alana

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