For those of you who enjoy these “favorites” posts and for anyone else curious, scroll down to see what I loved watching, eating, and putting on my face in May!
1). The Curse of La Llorona (film)
Because horror always completes a month. Incidentally, I’m counting down the days to Short Horror October! I’ve already discovered a great one that I’ve stashed away just for that series.
2). John Wick 3: Parabellum (film)
Because who needs a plot when you have Keanu Reeves kicking ass in exquisitely choreographed fight scenes? I will say that the story-line makes sense if you’ve seen the first two John Wick films. If nothing else, you can just sit back and enjoy the splendor. The sets are eye-candy in and of themselves.
3). Chambers (Netflix Original Series)
Key words and phrases for this intriguing Netflix thriller/horror series: Native American representation in characters and their actors; Navajo; Diné (Navajo) language; Navajo rez; Arizona!
4). Dead to Me (Netflix Original Series)
Because there aren’t enough well-written drama series that you can watch in conveniently packaged 30-minute episodes. This one has a darkly funny edge and a talented duo of main actors… Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini both kill it (pun not intended). Cardellini also plays the lead in The Curse of La Llorona; it was wonderful to witness her range between these great performances.
5). Love, Death & Robots (Netflix) (NSFW)
Even more rare! Here we’ve got a brilliant animated series with episodes that run from six minutes to 20 minutes, most of them just around 15 minutes long. We tore through Love, Death & Robots. It’s hard to keep the binge at bay when the episodes are this short! Each episode stands alone as a story. This series is like an animated Black Mirror in tiny installments.
We loved every one of these little stories. If I had to recommend just one, though, I think it’d be Beyond the Aquila Rift. Or maybe Sonnie’s Edge. Or The Witness. Or Fish Night. Or….
6). Killing Eve (Hulu)
May I just say that Jodie Comer plays the most impressive psychopath I’ve ever seen on screen?
7). May 2019 Grand Sumo Tournament (Natsu Basho) (Grand Sumo Highlights)
Because Sumo is my favorite sport. This time, my favorite badass Sumo warrior came back healthy enough to earn back the Ozeki rank he’d lost in the March tournament! Congratulations, Tochinoshin! The pride of the country of Georgia is back!!
(Pic taken from Tochinoshin’s instagram)
8). SkinnyPop Sea Salt Popcorn Mini Cakes.
These mini popcorn cakes are wonderful little vehicles for salt. They know their place in this world.
9). e.l.f. Sculpting Silk Eyeshadow in Berry Please. (Vegan and cruelty-free.)
I went looking for an eyeshadow trio holding these very shades. The quality of e.l.f.’s eyeshadows gets better and better, though it’s always been good! The shadows in this mini palette blend beautifully, and the colors are gorgeous. Vegan, cruelty-free, and only $4.00.
10). e.l.f. Liquid Matte Lipstick in Vampy Violet. (Vegan and cruelty-free.)
A purple so dark, it almost looks black. My heart!! This liquid lipstick doesn’t feel drying, and its staying-power is excellent. Lip balm works well to fill out the color at the end of the day, or after eating something oily. The color lasts even with lip balm over it! Vegan, cruelty-free, and $5.00.
That’s it for May! Happy Friday Eve, my friends.