1. The song called Royals, by Lorde
So there I was, in the car, zipping down to my hair appointment the other day, when it starts raining.
It’s the first rain of the season, and I’m not overjoyed about it, but then a song comes on the radio (I think I’m physically incapable of driving without listening to music, especially in the rain, for some reason) that completely steals my attention.
It’s by 16-year-old singer/songwriter Lorde, from New Zealand, and I loved it from the first bar.
I have to warn you, though — it’ll get stuck in your head. Guaranteed.
You have been warned…
Oh, Lorde’s eye makeup in the video? KILLER.
2. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion
Not sure why, but my water lines have been super sensitive lately, and they only thing they’ll tolerate is UD’s $19 Eye Pencil in Perversion.
It’s just fantastic. Super black, without any green or blue undertones, and it lasts all day long.
It’ll keep you on your toes, too, because it sets quickly, so you have to blaze through your work if you want to do any smudging along your lash lines.
And then there’s the name — Perversion — which just makes me laugh.
Every time I see it, I say something like, “Ooh, I love Perversion,” or “I’m so totally into Perversion.”
Try it sometimes. It’s fun.
3. Parallel, a novel by Lauren Miller
Do you ever get a book based solely on the cover?
I used to do it all the time. Now I try to read reviews and go with recommendations (keep ‘em coming!), but sometimes I still just grab a cool cover.
Like Parallel, by Lauren Miller — I love that type on the cover. It’s so clean and elegant. And the shape of that R? LOVE IT.
Rs (Arrrs!) are one of those deal-breaker letters, ya know? If the R is funky, no can do…
I started reading it in bed last night and could not put it down. I would’ve stayed up all night, but then I would have paid for it today.
It’s about a young woman who thinks she might be experiencing life in two parallel worlds.
The writing is crisp, sharp, and the story moves like a sprint. All day I kept trying to sneak in a few pages, but Tabs was watching me like a hawk (no young adult reading on company time).