Friday, November 4, 2016

Top Five Friday #74

Happy Friday :)  I have a ton of fun plans for this weekend (and every weekend in November- the holiday party season is officially here!) so I'll be keeping my intro short and sweet today.  I hope you all had a great week and are ready for a fun weekend.  Good luck to everyone running NYCM (I'll be following online!) and to Jennifer who's running in her first full marathon this weekend.  You're all going to CRUSH it!

Now on to the favorites!

ANTM coming back 

Everyone has a show that's their guilty pleasure...the one that when you're having a sick day (or just being lazy let's be honest) you can always binge-watch.  Even if you've watched every episode 10 times, you'll still watch it again and again and it never gets old.  For me, that show is America's Next Top Model!  I was so sad when Tyra announced that the show was cancelled after last cycle, but there's a revival coming out with a new host and judges and no more male models (THANK GOODNESS).  December 12th can not come fast enough, but in the meantime I'll be re-watching past cycles. 


World Series

All I have to say about game 7: EPIC.  That has to be, by far, the best game of baseball that I've ever seen.  It was such an exciting and emotional game on both sides with tons of twists and turns.  I hope this proves anyone wrong that says that baseball is a boring sport, because that game was amaaaaaaaazing.


Dry Bar Triple Sec

Last week, I took a trip to Ulta to pick up some new mascara and dry shampoo.  Since I had some coupons and gift cards to use, I decided to splurge and try a product by Dry Bar.  I was half hoping that I would absolutely hate it and not be tempted to try more from them, but I'm absolutely in love!  The spray smells amazing, and it made my hair look fantastic.
Not even lying- I was in a meeting the first day that I tried it out, and when one of my co-workers came into the room her first comment was "Your hair looks fantastic!  It looks like a supermodel's hair!".  Later that day someone else sent me a message saying that I was having a great hair day.  These are the only times that I've ever been complimented on my hair at work, so I know it's not a weird coincidence!   It's definitely a splurge, but if someone says I have supermodel hair I'LL TAKE IT.


Starbucks Unity Cups

Earlier this week I had my first holiday drink from Starbucks, and was surprised to see a new cup!  I thought it was really interesting and fun, until I researched what it was for and realized it's all political propaganda (apparently).  Am I naive in thinking that sometimes a cup is just a cup, and Starbucks doesn't have some evil agenda and their drinks are brainwashing us?  I think the only crime here is the fact that my drink ended up being $7 (thank goodness for Star Rewards so I got it for free)! 


Fashion

I just picked up these pants and they're a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm obsessed with them!  They're really comfortable and I love the crazy pattern on them.  What do you guys think?


Friday Funny

Leave it to me to start a weekly feature and completely forget about it for two weeks!  I'll make up for it by sharing three videos today!  I'm not sure if I've been living under a rock for the past few years, but I'm just now finding out about the Tight Pants skit with Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell.  Fair warning- the song is really catchy and I've been singing it to myself constantly ever since I watched the video:

The first video came out in 2012, and then JLo brought it back with Jimmy in 2014.  I'm not sure how she can make tight pants, crop top, and bowl cut hair work but she does!


Most recently, Christina Aguilera joined in with Jimmy and Will and the result was equal parts hilarious and incredible (any time Christina sings I'm shocked by how amazing her voice is!)



Songs

Today I'll be sharing some of my favorite albums that have recently come out, and there might be some Christmas music snuck in there!

Joanne - Lady Gaga - Gaga goes country and I'm loving it
Uncharted - The Piano Guys - My favorite pop/classical musicians!  These guys are amazing
A Pentatonix Christmas - Pentatonix - It might be too early, but I don't care!! All the songs instantly put a smile on my face
Day Breaks - Norah Jones - Perfect ambiance music when I want to sip some wine, read a book and swing on my hammock outside
OK COMPUTER - Radiohead - Not a new CD but I'm going through a major Radiohead moment.  Favorite song is Exit Music...listen to that on full blast and get the chills



What's your favorite Christmas CD?
Starbucks order? Or are you boycotting over #CupGate?
What's your guilty pleasure show?

linking up with Erika and Heather

30 comments:

  1. I watch Bravo religiously, so I would say just about anything on that channel! Alex is embarrassed :D
    That game was so stressful. I literally had to sleep through part of it because I couldn't take it.

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    1. I used to LOVE Bravo shows! It's hard to stream it since I don't have cable so I don't watch it as much.

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  2. I love Michael Buble's Christmas CD. I'm waiting on the red cups to make an appearance! Skinny peppermint mocha for me or skinny gingerbread latte for the holidays. Tight pants skits are hilarious!!!!!! Another skit I love was the Sweeney Sisters on SNL from years ago. Have an awesome weekend!

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  3. oh that's so cool about America's Next Top Model revival! i never watched it like, religiously, but i remember one day it was on tv (i don't remember if it was on here or at home?) and it was like a marathon and i watched the entire season in one day. it was amazing. it was the one with twins. i don't remember who won. haha. i don't know if i have a guilty pleasure show, i don't necessarily feel guilty about any of them, though i should probably feel weird about the fact that i love sofia the first and i am almost 30 with zero children. very odd.
    love the pants! my favourite christmas CD is mariah's, followed by Hanson's. no shame in my game.
    have a good weekend!

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    1. I haven't heard of that show..I'll have to look into it ;)

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  4. I use Triple Sec and totally love it! It makes my hair so much fuller! I had a PSL (I just can't give them up until they're no longer available!) yesterday with the green cup and honestly.. a cup is just a cup - totally agree!! :)

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    1. It's the best hair product I've used in a long time :) Glad to hear you like it too!

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  5. My favorite guilty pleasure TV show is probably any of the Housewives or Vanderpump Rules, I just love watching all of the drama. And I had no idea Ulta sells Dry Bar products. I got my hair done at a Dry Bar over the summer and was obsessed, but didn't purchase anything. I might need to check these out because EVERYONE loves some good hair compliments ;)

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  6. I saw the thing about Starbucks, but I almost never go to Starbucks. That's interesting... :)

    And the World Series was definitely all over Facebook. It was fun watching the back and forth. I think most of my friends were Cubs fans?

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    1. They must be happy then! Maybe all the Indians fans were hiding from social media.

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  7. I'm not a Lady Gaga fan but I keep meaning to listen to her new stuff because I am a country fan so I feel like I need to give her a chance. I'm not really sure why people are so passionate about Starbucks cups...there are plenty of things in this world to be passionate about and I'm pretty sure that a disposable cup is not one of them.

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  8. ANTM= one of my favorite shows... loved whenever a marathon was on! What was your expensive starbucks drink? Whenever I have a reward I try to make it as expensive as possible, lol.

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    1. It was a venti gingerbread latte with almond milk and an extra shot! Alllll the extras ;)

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  9. I don't go to Starbucks - I prefer independent places to chains (and if I go to a chain I prefer one that's actually from the country I live in) but when Starbucks first appeared in England when I was in my teens we were all OBSESSED with it and I would always order a white chocolate mocha.

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    1. I have to admit that I only go to Starbucks because I can get free gift cards from Bing and I can order ahead when I'm swamped at work but need a pick me up! I love independent places as well..much better quality and cheaper ;)

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  10. I loved the snap you sent where the faces on the Starbucks cups all had funny filters. Ha ha ha! So great. My favourite Christmas album is Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas, because I grew up on that (via record player!!!) and so it brings me all the warm feels.

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  11. I read that article - wow - unity and harmony are a "political agenda" now? It sounds like some people are just going out of their way to find things to be outraged about. I have no opinion of the cups, but I can't believe we've gotten to the point where people are getting bent out of shape over someone encouraging them to get along and put their differences aside. It makes me sad how angry our society has become.

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    1. Who knew that peace was such a controversial topic!?

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  12. Ooooh I loveeeeeeeeeee Christmas music! I loveee Pentatonix's Christmas album but Michael Buble and Jessica Simpson's Christmas albums are my all time faves!

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  13. I have heard a lot of great things about DryBar products and will have to put the triplesec on my to-buy list. Jess at Just Jess

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    1. I hope you like it! I'll have to try out more products now :)

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  14. Oh, I love the pants. They look awesome.

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  15. ANTM is coming back??? That was definitely my guilty pleasure...and you're right: you can watch every episode 10 times and it doesn't even matter.
    Exciting!

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