How is it already the last day of April? Well this past month has definitely been busy and today I wanted to share my favorites as well as what I have been up to.
The Handmaid’s Tale: My boyfriend got a free trial of HBO Nordic to watch Game of Thrones, and I decided to take this opportunity to watch The Handmaid’s Tale. I reviewed The Handmaid’s Tale book last year, and since then I have been wanting to watch the series. So far I have finished the first season, and I am looking forward to starting the second season since it does not follow the book anymore. The series follows Offred who is a handmaid for a high-ranking couple in a totalitarian society where women are seen as a property and their only purpose is to produce offspring. The first season of the series follows the book pretty well, but there are things added especially with the other characters since the book only followed Offred’s point of view. Some scenes are definitely hard to watch, but like with the book, I think it is important to watch because it shows what could happen in a male-dominated religious-fueled society.
The Act: Along with The Handmaid’s Tale, I watched The Act. I have seen other bloggers recommend the series, but it was only on Hulu, which is not available in Denmark. However, the series was added to HBO Nordic, which is great! I watched all episodes expect the last one which will be released tomorrow. The Act is an anthology series that follows Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her overprotective and abusive mother Dee Dee. The series is based on the true crime of the murder of Dee Dee, and it is just disturbing how cruel a mother can be to her child.
Green Light by Kristian Kjærlund: Last month I mentioned that Kristian is a contestant on X Factor Danmark, and I wanted him to win since he has a unique voice, and he did! Here is another song by him that I love.
Soap & Glory Love at First Blush: I have not used any new beauty products that I loved this month, but since it is now Spring I switched my normal blush from the Urban Decay Afterglow Blush to the Soap & Glory Love at First Blush. The blush contains 3 separate shades that creates a shimmery peachy rose shade, which I love. The blush also lasts all day, and the compact contains a full-size mirror for convenience.
£11 / $14 from Soap & Glory
Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes Mascara: This month I also switched over to using my all-time favorite mascara. The mascara adds length and volume to my lashes to create a dramatic look. I also love the applicator wand because it applies the mascara evenly and smoothly without clumping my lashes.
$23 at Tarte
This month has been busy! On the 1st I started my thesis course, and I have been reading past research and the children’s books I selected, and I am now in the analysis stage! My boyfriend’s birthday was on the 5th, and I bought him two games for his Wii U. That Sunday we went to the zoo. We were hoping to see the new pandas, but they were not on exhibit until later that week. We still had fun, and my daughter got her face painted to be like a tiger. The following weekend me and my boyfriend went to Café Korn for brunch. We have been there before for lunch, but I have been wanting to go for brunch for a while now since they have a lot of vegetarian options, and I was not disappointed! The food was fresh and absolutely delicious! The next day we went to the mall with our daughter since they had different Easter activities including decorating your own Easter egg, and she had fun. My daughter was off from kindergarten from the 17th for the Easter holidays, and during the holidays I had lunch with my boyfriend’s dad at a restaurant in his city, lunch with my boyfriend’s mom at her garden home, and lunch with just the three of us in Copenhagen. It was nice spending time with my boyfriend’s family. This past weekend we went to Ikea to purchase some small things for our apartment and then we bought vegetables to plant in the greenhouse at my boyfriend’s mom’s garden home and we also bought a blueberry bush to go with the raspberry and currant bushes and strawberry plants that are already there. On Sunday I started planting some of the veggies, and I am planning on planting the rest tomorrow while everyone is off from work for International Workers’ Day/May Day.
- Normal Mystery Bag Unboxing
- The Haunting of Hill House Book Review
- Sakura Makeup Look
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Review
- Thirteen Reasons Why Book Review
- The Emoji Challenge
- The Worst Advice for Bloggers
What were your favorites from April?