Friday, March 20, 2015

FRIDAY FAVORITE: Links I’ve Been Loving Vol. 2

Happy Friday everyone!  This week has been a little rough for me with some personal stuff going on so I cannot wait for the weekend.  Is it 5 o’clock yet?!  But on a brighter note I couldn’t wait to share this post with you guys.  I got such positive feedback on my first “Links I’ve Been Loving” that I thought why not keep the ball rolling.  In today’s Friday’s Favorite I’m featuring some of my current favorite links and findings around the web.  I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment below with any other links I should check out!

Oh, Amelia Liana with your perfect hair and adorable British accent.  What isn’t to love?  This girl knows makeup and can do a smokey eye like nobody’s business.  She’s bubbly, relatable, and most importantly a talented makeup artist.  Check out of my favorite videos of hers below, and also peruse through her YouTube channel, she has great content and you won’t be disappointed!  

Vance Joy Album "Dream Your Life Away"
If you’ve been a fan of Vance Joy’s indie hit “Riptide” you will love his full length album titled "Dream Your Life Away." It’s such a feel good, easy listening album and Vance’s lyrics are just dreamy.  Some of my favorite tracks are “Mess is Mine”, “Wasted Time”, and “From Afar.”  (If you’re interested in some more Brazen Brunette tunes check out the playlist I curated with Spotify HERE.)

Vance Joy Album

Hot Dudes Reading Instagram Account
Pictures of hot guys reading popping up on my IG feed?...I’m not complaining.    Pair a good looking chap with some literary chops and you have my dream man.  C’mon Mr. Darcy where have you been hiding. Seriously check out this new Instagram account that is taking the social media world by storm.

Hot Dudes Reading Instagram
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15 Times SATC Set us up For Disappointment 
This article cracked me up because it’s so true!  Really how did those women prance around the cobble streets of Manhattan all day in 3 inch stilettos?!  I’ve lived in NYC myself and can vouch that SATC set us up for unrealistic expectations.  One of my favorites is, “That you’ll fall in love in an unexpected but romantic meet-cute on a city street.”  Yeah that doesn’t happen.  Most men work in finance, don’t want to settle down, and think they’re the best thing since sliced bread. 

Sex and the City Martinis

Ok, so I know I’m like super late to the party on this...but I just saw the Fifty Shades movie last weekend and is it just me or was it upsetting?  In the book Christian is into some kinky stuff, but Anastasia gets into it , am I right?  In the movie it was portrayed as if she was being coerced into something she felt uncomfortable with.  Did anyone else feel this way?  This is a really interesting article by a psychiatrist on the Fifty Shades of Grey film and the message it can send to girls.  Check it out, very interesting read. 

Fifty Shades of Grey

And that’s it!  Short and sweet, but I hope you guys enjoy this second installment in my Links I’ve Been Loving series.  And for those that have asked, the car update is sadly not cheerful.  (Check out my last Friday Favorite post to be in the loop.)  I had found a great car I loved and was going to pick it up last night, but when I got there there were some mechanical issues that arose that were concealed the first time I test drove it, and it was just the sign of problems to come.  I was super disappointed and frustrated, but am telling myself it just wan’t meant to be.  Thus the search continues and this weekend will be filled with white wine and hopefully lots of laughter to lift my spirits.  Thank you so much for stopping by Brazen Brunette and I hope you have an amazing weekend!


  1. Oh nooo sorry about your car! But thanks for the link list!
    The hot dudes reading IG is one of my favorite things to ever happen to the internet, btw.

    1. Omg I know, and the captions are hysterical! It makes me so happy.