Humpday Amazon Haul: 23 Wonderful Things I Love, I Want, or I Need In My Life RN

As Wonder Woman is the Princess of the Amazon, I like to think I am the Princess of Amazon.com. I inherited the royalty from my mom, the Queen. She works in IT and when Amazon first gained popularity years ago, she passed on it’s greatness (aka Amazon Prime) to me and my life has been changed ever since. I can spend hours on Amazon, or in the most dangerous case, minutes — in which I click, click, click, and purchase in a single breath. Here are some of the things I’m loving right now. Check it out!

1. #Girlboss

Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. It’s motivating, informative, and hilarious. You can find it on Amazon here.

2. This concealer that I can’t live without.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Cannelle. I have terrible dark circles (I sleep plenty, I just have awful allergies!) and this is my favorite concealer. Buy it here.

 

3. This chic AF phone case that won’t break the bank.

Isn’t this marble phone case cute? Buy the case here.

4. These bath salts to bring some “ahhh” to my life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbivore Botanicals Calm Dead Sea Bath Salts buy them here.

 

5. This bomb AF pimple cream.

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Gel. Buy it here!

6. This adorable marble MacBook case.

For you to type chic. Buy the adorable case on Amazon here.

7. The greatest hand cream in all the land.

I always have this L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream on me at all times. It’s the best. Buy it here!

8. This cute little Baby Groot.

This little buddy will bring a smile to your face everyday. Get the Baby Groot Funko Pop Vinyl Action Figure here.

9. A new book to movie that’s bound to be a tearjerker.

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. Buy the book — based on a true story — here.

10. This tea to help you out when you’re sick.

Where was this Hey Girl Feel Better Tea when I had terrible 3-week-long bronchitis? Buy this yummy honey lemon tea here.

11. This bestseller that I can’t wait to finally read.

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. Buy it on Amazon here.

12. This amazing smelling product that also protects your hair.

Ooh Hot Toddy! Buy this cocktail-titled hair product from your favorite blowdry bar here.

13. This book of Ayurvedic Medicine to learn about some natural remedies.

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad. There’s even a quiz to find your dosha. Highly recommend! One of these days  I’ll be able to spell Ayurvedic right without having to look it up. Buy this informative book here.

14. This coffee cup that makes me pretend I live in NY.

Los Angeles, I love you and will forever live here. But New York you are a close second, I just can’t handle real winters. Thanks to this “We Are Happy To Serve You” Mug I can pretend I’m getting coffee at a cart on the corner in Manhattan. Buy it here.

15. This mug that understands the importance of coffee.

This Coffee RX Mug that understands the importance of coffee. Buy this cute mug here!

16. This cute little spoon.

Coffee now, wine later. Buy this cute little mixing spoon here.

17. This Fujifilm camera to create memories and wall decor.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera in Pink. Get this little gem here.

18. And a cool case for it!

This Fujifilm Groovy Case is functional and only $9? Need it now! Buy this cute case here.

19. This BB-8 mug that I need in my life ASAP.

Add some cuteness to your cup of joe in the morning with this BB-8 Mug. Purchase it here!

20. These book ends to save my books from the apocalypse.

Ahh! The books are falling! Grab these Falling Bookends here.

21. This mug from my favorite TV show of all time.

“It’s a Moo Point. It’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo.” -Joey Tribbani. Buy this hilarious Friends mug here.

22. This amazing lotion that also helps those in need.

Charity Pot Lotion by Lush Cosmetics. Buy this lotion here!

23. And because I’m watching it right now, the out of this world movie Passengers.

Yeah, it might have been a little cheesy, but I’ll watch anything with JLaw and Chris Pratt. Buy the romantic thriller here!

 

 

What’s in your cart? Let me know in the comments below!

 

18 Most Badass Female Characters Of All Time

“All men must die, but we are not men.”

If there a consistent component I love in movies, television, and books is when the story is lead by a strong female. Not only as a woman can I obviously relate to the character more, but I love seeing a badass woman taking charge and often throwing a big F-U to the patriarchy. So in honor of International Women’s Day last week and that this month is Women’s History Month, I have compiled a list of my favorite badass female characters from television, film, and books. So check out the list and get ready to say “YASS GIRL!”, because girls truly run the world.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

1. Katniss Everdeen

Courtesy of Lionsgate

Played By: Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games, Catching Fire, & Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.
Why She’s A Badass: Katniss is a boss with a bow and arrow. She is the face of the rebellion against the totalitarian dystopian Capitol and literally saves the world.

2. Hermione Granger

Courtesy of Warner Brothers

Played By: Emma Watson in all eight Harry Potter films.
Why She’s A Badass: Hermione really is the greatest witch of her age. She’s smart, sassy, and also can be a badass in a wand battle.

3. Furiosa 

Courtesy of Warner Brothers

Played By: Charlize Theron in Max Max: Fury Road
Why She’s A Badass: Furiosa risks her life to save the Wives who have been imprisoned and strives to bring them to safety. Plus, she pulls off a buzzcut.

4. Elle Woods

Courtesy of MGM

Played By: Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde
Why She’s A Badass: Elle might not be your typical female badass, but she proves to the world that you can be blonde and also win a case in court. She smashes those stereotypes, just like she owns the bend and snap.

5. Princess Leia

Courtesy of Disney

Played By: Carrie Fisher  (R.I.P) in Star Wars episodes four to present.
Why She’s A Badass: Princess Leia is one of the OG movie badasses. She is the ultimate princess who is ready to save the galaxy. She’s smart, she’s fierce, and she’s great battle.

6. Olivia Benson

Courtesy of NBC

Played By: Mariska Hargitay in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Why She’s A Badass: Detective Benson is out to save the victims and catch the suspects that have convicted heinous crimes. She is willing to do whatever it takes for justice.

7. Eleven 

Courtesy of Netflix

Played By: Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things
Why She’s A Badass: Homegirl has telekinetic powers, does everything to protect her friends, and loves Eggos. Enough said.

8. Buffy 

Courtesy of Fox

Played By: Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series
Why She’s A Badass: Buffy kills vampires, duh. No damsel in distress here folks.

9. Rey

Courtesy of Disney

Played By: Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 
Why She’s A Badass: She’s a independent woman who doesn’t need a man. Rey has fended for herself her whole life, and plays a key part in saving the galaxy. Most importantly, she’s the first female jedi. #casual.

10. Tris Prior

Courtesy of Lionsgate

Played By: Shailene Woodley in Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. Btw pissed that they are making Ascendant a TV movie and that the full cast (including Shailene) aren’t returning.
Why She’s A Badass: Tris is the first of her kind, she’s Divergent and 100% genetically pure. She doesn’t fit in a category, but doesn’t think they should exist either. Tris is willing to do whatever it takes to do what is right.

11. Meredith Grey

Courtesy of Abc

Played By: Ellen Pompeo in Grey’s Anatomy
Why She’s A Badass: The ultimate badass, Dr. Meredith Grey saves lives on the reg.

12. Olivia Pope

Courtesy of Abc

Played By: Kerry Washington in Scandal
Why She’s A Badass: Olivia Pope is the definition of “kicking ass and taking names.” She’s the ultimate fix it girl, but you don’t want to get on her bad side. Plus, she has the best swagger and style.

13. Jessica Jones

Courtesy of Netflix

Played By: Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones
Why She’s A Badass: She’s a former female superhero, who now is a private investigator. She uses her powers to solve crimes and battle demons for those in need.

14. Black Mamba aka The Bride

Courtesy of Miramax

Played By: Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol 1 and Vol 2. 
Why She’s A Badass: She’s a female assassin who is out for revenge. You don’t want to mess with the Black Mamba.

15. Katherine Johnson

Courtesy of Fox 2000

Played By: Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures 
Why She’s A Badass: Although she’s a character based off a real life woman, Katherine Johnson is the first female African-American mathematician at NASA and helped the US go to space. Without her, the space program wouldn’t be what it is today.

16. Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow

Courtesy of Marvel

Played By: Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America and much more!
Why She’s A Badass: Natasha is a former Russian spy that uses her superwoman assassin skills to help superheroes.

17. Annalise Keating

Courtesy of Abc

Played By: Viola Davis in How To Get Away With Murder
Why She’s A Badass: Annalise Keating isn’t your average professor and criminal law attorney. She’s ruthless, she’s vicious, and she’s a badass.

18. Daenerys Targaryen

Courtesy of HBO

Played By: Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones.
Why She’s A Badass: The true heir (I believe) to the throne of Westeros. Daenerys is willing to do whatever it takes to reach her goals. Dany gives Cersei a run for her money when it comes to being the baddest bitch of Game of Thrones. Plus, she has three dragons.

Paige’s Oscars 2017 Guide: Predictions, Precautions, & Politics

This year, I watched more award movies than ever. There are many reasons why this year I saw more Oscar nominated films than in previous years. For one, I always plan on seeing as many as possible, but often I don’t have the time. However, this award season was my first season not in school so I had much more free time. Also, my boyfriend, my close friends, and my family all love movies (thank God…right?), so I had many opportunities to see the most critically acclaimed films of the year — in addition to trashy, yet satisfying and entertaining movies. (Fifty Shades Darker was so good, idc what critics say.) For the record I’ll watch anything except for horror films. 

“Lion” stars Sunny Pawar & Dev Patel at the Golden Globes.

To be honest, sometimes movies that are the ripest on Rotten Tomatoes can be depressing, disturbing, or let’s be real — flat out boring. But these films contain amazing acting and artful sequences, putting them on that Oscar ballot. For example, Manchester By The Sea was probably one of the most depressing movies I’ve ever seen, for not being a true story or based on true events (Hotel Rwanda, 12 Years A Slave, etc). My mom and I were sobbing literally the entire film and it was pretty dull of a movie IMO. However, Casey Affleck did a phenomenal job. Absolutely incredible.

Manchester wasn’t the only film to tear at the heartstrings. The feels were real in Lion, Jackie, Moonlight, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, and Hidden Figures. Okay, tbh I didn’t see Hell or High Water, but it seemed good. Hacksaw Ridge, on the other hand, was incredible. Andrew Garfield did AMAZING. Wow, I loved that movie. La La Land, which I’ve seen about three times now, obviously was a fave of mine, but it didn’t have the same emotions as the other films. Besides the ending, it made me happy and I was entertained. It’s pure originality is what I believe is making it win all the awards this season and I couldn’t be happier. However, I also really enjoyed Hidden Figures. I thought it was an amazing film and I wish that Taraji P. Henson was nominated for an Oscar. She deserved it!

If previous award shows this season are any indication, it’s assumed like the Oscars will be political — meaning that acceptance speeches will sure have many F*** Trump messages in them. I just read an article that Trump is apparently not watching the Oscars. I’d be very surprised if he would due to the fact that much of the world, women, me, etc Hollywood is liberal and anti-Trump. Remember Meryl Streep‘s speech at the Golden Globes? And James Corden‘s opening monologue at the Grammys? I feel like Jimmy Kimmel is definitely going to bring up Trump in his opening speech, because he knows his audience. What will happen we shall see on Sunday.

Below I have my “last word” on the films as well as my predictions about who I think will win and who I want to win.

IMO: 

If you care…and a word to sum up my opinion.

Arrival 8/10 “creative”
Fences 8/10 “complex”
Hacksaw Ridge 9/10 “powerful”
Hell or High Water 7/10 “entertaining’
Hidden Figures 10/10 “inspiring”
La La Land 10/10 “spectacular”
Lion 8.5/10 “captivating”
Manchester by the Sea 7/10 “depressing”
Moonlight 8/10 “honest”

 

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

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Red-Who I Want To Win
Blue-Who I Think Will Win
Black-Who I Want and Believe Will Win Are The Same

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

If La La Land doesn’t win…I’ll be shocked. Hidden Figures did win Best Ensemble at SAG though.

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea 
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

This category is one of the highest honors and especially difficult this year. I would like Ryan or Andrew to win, but I think it’s going to go to Casey who won the Golden Globe or Denzel, who won the SAG award.

BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

EMMA! EMMA!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

I really want Hidden Figures to win something.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

I liked Emma Stone’s solo better than the duet…sorry.

Other categories that I’m not knowledgeable enough about to give me opinion (hey, I’m being honest), but I’m going to give it a go anyways. When in doubt, La La Land, right?

BEST FILM EDITING
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Moonlight

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

PLEASE LET THIS MEAN JENNIFER LAWRENCE WILL BE THERE.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie

La La Land

BEST SOUND MIXING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Hacksaw Ridge was incredible, I want them to at least win one too.

BEST SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Ennemis Entreniers
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Watch the Oscars with me when they air this Sunday, February 27th at 5:30pm on Abc. I’ll be watching the E! Red Carpet before as well.