What I’m Into This Week…










Liberal Arts – I watched this new movie randomly, on demand, and was left with the most AMAZING feeling when it was over.  It made me think back to all of the things that I miss about college but also appreciate all of the things that I’ve LEARNED since then.  The biggest takeaway: at one point Richard Jenkins’ character says, “I’ve felt 19 ever since I was 19 … Nobody feels like an adult; it’s the world’s dirty secret.” 














How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery – I recently re-watched Eat Pray Love, which obviously always sparks that inner “what am I doing with my life and where is it going” question.  I know it seems kind of silly to read a book on HOW to meditate cause, well, isn’t meditation just quiet time sitting with your legs crossed?  You would think.  I need to read a how-to book because I’m totally that girl in yoga that can’t relax and is constantly thinking “was that my iPhone that just went off?”














Sauteed Vegetables: It’s probably the dumbest thing ever but I tend to go through food phase obsessions and, right now, I can’t get enough sauteed vegetables.  Zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower…I don’t discriminate, it’s all delicious.



No Doubt “Push and Shove”: My love for all things No Doubt and Gwen Stefani is, of course, forever but I’m not biased when I say that Push and Shove is A-MAZING.  Seriously, No Doubt just gets better and better and I can’t wait to see them live on December 4th here in LA.

Summer Beach Reads

I’m usually anti-chick lit but for some reason, this summer has produced a few novels that I actually do want to read.  And that means a lot coming from someone who constantly starts books (six books, currently) and then gets a bout of ADHD and starts a new one.  Here’s my current list:

The Hunger Games: I was supposed to have already finished books one and two for my book club…but that hasn’t happened yet.  Part of me wants to resist this series since people are calling it “the next Twilight” but several smart people that I know are saying that it’s actually good.  Thoughts?

Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me: I already finished this book.  Truth. I adore, no, I LOVE Chelsea Handler.  I wasn’t sure how much I would love a book that she didn’t actually write but since it was about her, it was just as funny as her other books.

Summer And The CIty: I absolutely hated (seriously, HATED) the first Carrie Diaries.  I didn’t even finish it, it was so awful.  Apparently Carrie finally meets the other three main characters in this novel so I decided to give Candice Bushnell one more try. 

Bossypants: Who doesn’t love Tina Fey?  Enough said.

Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm?

So I just finished reading the new book Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm? based on the blog, TheBeautyBrains.com.  I remember reading TheBeautyBrains when blogs were just becoming popular and I have to tell you, they’re an amazing resource for all your beauty questions.

TheBeautyBrains are a group of chemists who have more than 40 combined years of experience in developing and testing beauty products at major companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver, making them a great resource for everyone.  Here are ten truths you didn’t know about cosmetics, straight from the new book!

1-) Curling shampoos don’t work!

2-) Wearing the right fragrance can actually make people think you have lost weight.

3-) While brushing your hair temporarily helps distribute natural oils, in the long run, brushing “100 strokes every night” strips layers of cuticle and weakens hair.

4-) There is no proof that tourmaline flat irons perform any better than the less expensive non-ceramic versions.

5-) Sunscreen is one of the best cosmetics you can use to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free.

6-) Spit on a zit may not be an old wives’ tale after all!

7-) There is a difference between antiperspirant and deodarant.

😎 No cosmetic will make your nails grow longer and stronger.

9-) Urea is found in cosmetics but does not come from urine!

10-) Multiple types of parabens are used in formulas to ensure that your personal care and cosmetic products are as free as possible from disease-causing microbes.