Favourites || September

I’m writing this on September 29th, and I can’t believe this month is over already!
Although it seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, I still had time to discover a few new favourites:

Green Passionfruit Tea | David’s Tea

I received a box set of tea from my friend Anneke for my birthday at the end of August.
A couple of the flavours are similar to my normal go-tos - an Earl Grey and a Chai.
But I was so surprised by this fruity, floral package of green.

With its green tea base, I totally expected to dislike it.
I have a general dislike for green tea, and tend to stick with black or white teas instead.
But based on scent alone, I gave this tea a shot.
Now it’s became the most drank of the four teas in the set.

Sierra Burgess Is A Loser | Netflix Film

We all know that my favourite genre of almost anything is Young Adult Romance.
And this film is no exception.

There was a lot of controversy over this film because of the premise of taking a case of mistaken identity a little too far.
In the film Sierra receives a text from a really attractive guy at school.
She is shocked because she is not what culture generally would consider attractive herself.
She figures out that he actually thinks she’s one of the popular cheerleaders.
At this point the storyline crosses into the realm of catphishing.

The film is based on the concept of the play Cyrano de Bergerac.
In the play Cyrano is desperately in love with a woman named Roxane, but he has a large nose and is deemed unattractive.
He then impersonates the man that Roxane is in love with - Christian - and begins to write letters to Roxane pretending to be him.

Following this same storyline, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, was argued to not translate the story well into modern times as catphishing, is illegal and an actual existing problem.
People claimed that a film like this, marketed at teenagers, would encourage young people that catphishing is a plausible way to get what they want.

I don’t know. Maybe they’re right.
But either way - I really enjoyed it.

Being someone who has spent my entire life overweight, and fitting the category of “unattractive”.
Sierra Burgess hit this vulnerable part inside me that knows that if a guy was willing to fall in love with WHO I am, rather than how I look - It would be well worth it, and I would make their life absolutely wonderful.

There was also the added benefit of Shannon Purser - the actress who plays Sierra - being a little more on the heavier side.
In the midst of Hollywood diversifying - I hope they begin/continue to diversify the size of main characters, as well as the roles that are played by those who are considered overweight.
I have constantly been told by Hollywood that as someone who is fat, my role in the world is the funny and supportive best friend.
I am not the kind of person who is attractive or wanted.
I don’t get to be the heroine or the centre of a beautiful love story.
The only way for me to stand out is to not. I was built to a sidekick.
But I’m tired of being a sidekick.
And I’m tired of Hollywood telling us that only pretty, size 4 girls get the guy.

So - watch it for yourself, and leave me a comment. What are your thoughts? Too creepy, or a touching romance?

Vanilla Sea Salt Chocolate | Chocosol

I just want the entire world to know about this chocolate company!
There’s just something about the texture they create that makes it so good!
And Vanilla Sea Salt is my favourite.

Do yourself a favour, and pick some up.

Burden Of Truth | CBC

I have long loved the actress Kristin Kreuk.
Ever since the days of her playing Lana Lang in Smallville (although let’s be honest I was always rooting for Clark Kent to end up with his blonde best friend.)
So when I saw on social media that she was part of this brand new Canadian TV show, I knew I was going to give it a shot.

It turns out that this is exactly the type of show I enjoy.
Kristin plays an attorney who goes back to her home town to help with a case, where she partners up with the local sherif and an old friend.
Young girls are getting sick.
What’s causing it?
A new vaccine, or poisonous water run off?

No spoilers!
So you’ll have to watch the show to know. :)

(PS - One of the great things about CBC is that they allow you to watch full seasons of their shows even after they air. No locking episodes a week or two later. No logging in or purchasing a subscription.)

Pushup - Lingerie Lip Colour | NYX

This colour is almost a perfect match for my natural lip colour. It just adds a bit of colour, and because of the closeness in colour - it lasts pretty much all day.
I am still a huge fan of matte lipstick, and this one fits the bill.
It is a bit drying (like most matte lip colours) so I have to apply moisturizer beforehand.
With no stickyness - this colour has become my daily go to.

What is your recent favourites? Leave me a comment!