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Dec 5, 2019

My Favorite Podcasts | December 2019

I absolutely love listening podcasts! I binge listen while working and during downtime. I figured I'd share what podcasts I'm currently obsessed with listening to!

1. Jenna & Julien Podcast 

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If you don't know who Jenna "Marbles" Mourey is, not going to lie. You may or may not be living under a rock. She's the number one female YouTuber.. like ever. I may be wrong on that statistic but she's an internet legend. Her longterm boyfriend, Julien, co-hosts and the two are hilarious. They find interesting and entertaining topics to talk about each week. What I like best is they sprinkle in their advice on how to be successful online - whether it's YouTube, podcasting, or Twitch streaming. I end up giggling to myself every episode. They are absolutely hilarious. The mix of Virgo and Aries energy works so well, and I listen as soon as they upload new episodes.

2. Daniel & Jorge Explain The Universe

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Arguably my favorite podcast is Daniel & Jorge Explain The Universe. I have learned SO MUCH from this podcast. The show is hosted by Daniel, a particle physicist, and Jorge, a cartoonist. Daniel has a voice like silk. I could, and have listened to him talk for hours on end. And paired with Jorge's humor and engaging questions, the show is everything I could ever want out of a science podcast. What's great is that they will often take the time to answer listener questions. Both on air or they will respond via email/direct message. I have zero background in science, but the duo make learning all the odd things that go on in the universe easy to grasp. Daniel and Jorge are excellent at breaking down science ideas and concepts for listener consumption. Anyone can listen to this podcast and know what's going on. And if you don't, they lay it out perfectly for you to go into a Google Deep Dive to learn more. Which I've often done. I rave about this podcast on pretty much every social media platform I have. Daniel & Jorge is hands down my favorite podcast ever created.

3. The End Of The World with Josh Clark

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I discovered this podcast from ads during Daniel & Jorge Explain The Universe. And I got very excited on an episode where Daniel gave his insight on a topic. Josh Clark thoughtfully explains human life's existential crisis' we are facing and will likely face in the future. He also lays out how life has grown into what we know it as today. And teaches us ways to take action against certain existential crisis' that are coming sooner, rather than later. Heads up that this podcast is a limited series, not a podcast that recurs each week. 10 episodes that I finished within 2 days. Josh frequently pulls in voices from highly regarded scientists and it is absolutely compelling to listen to. Similar to Daniel & Jorge, Josh is excellent at breaking down science concepts and ideas so it's easy to understand. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but what I took away from this podcast is our future doesn't look as bleak as the title of this podcast might sound.

4. Science Rules! with Bill Nye

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BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY!! Hosts an animated and educational podcast alongside his co-host and longtime friend Corey S. Powell. I've just started listening this week after being all caught up on the podcasts I listed above. I am so glad I started! Bill and Corey bring on a 3rd guest, typically a scientist or someone well versed in the science field. Bill, Corey and their guest are always extremely passionate about the topic they discuss each episode. It brings me back to science class watching Bill's TV show. It's fun to listen to them geek out about the topics they discuss, and it's hard not to geek out along with them. I'm excited that I have many more episodes to catch up on, and I'm sure I'll be on a Science Rules! binge for at least the next few weeks.

I have more on my "Listen To" list, I'll be sure to update you with what I'm loving in the future. What podcasts do you love? Let me know and I'll be sure to take a listen!

Nov 10, 2019

Popeyes vs Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich Challenge |

We were finally able to take part in the great debate! Who has a better chicken sandwich, Popeyes or Chick-Fil-A?

Watch the video below to see who we think makes a better chicken sandwich!

My son Jac, and my brother Isaac, give me their takes on which sandwich is more tasty and who has better mac 'n' cheese.

Have you tried the challenge yet? What do you think?

Oct 30, 2019

Empty Apartment Tour |

Take a tour with me in my new apartment!

I moved into my new place in late spring/early summer 2019. Let me tell you, I am so happy with my new space and have tons of ideas on how to make it a home!

This tour features new hardwood floors, tons of wood cabinetry, and lots of opportunities for natural light!

Have an idea of how I should decorate? Leave me a comment on this post or in the comments section of the video!

Oct 13, 2019

Son Does Mommy's Makeup?! |

Welcome back! It's been awhile since I've created new content for my blog, and I am SO SO excited to be blogging again!

Today, my son and I created a fun "Son Does Mommy's Makeup" challenge video. JacJac is just as passionate about YouTube as I am, so this was a fun experience for us both!

If you LIKE this video, please SUBSCRIBE! And come back to visit here on CWEEN.COM

Apr 9, 2018

April 2018 Boxycharm Unboxing

I love Boxycharm so much! I am constantly impressed by the items they send out each month. This month's theme of "Eye Candy" is very fitting because Boxy worked with Colourpop to send out a heavy arsenal of different Colourpop eyeshadow palettes to Boxy's subscribers. 

The first item in April's box is Tarte's Tarteist Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter. I love all highlighters, power or liquid. This is a beautiful champagne color which compliments my skin tone well. It blends easily, and doesn't feel greasy/slippery. It does retail for $29 according to Boxycharm's website - but I have seen it priced cheaper elsewhere online. This highlighter is beautiful either way, but I have found other excellent highlighters at a drugstore price. I would recommend if you're willing to spend for your glow, but I won't be repurchasing. 

The next item in this month's box is the Semi Precious Eyeshadow Palette by Colourpop for $26. If you have never tried a product from Colourpop, what are you waiting for?? Yes, there is a lot of hype around this brand, and they pump out new products borderline weekly. But the brand is worth the hype as products are high quality for a low cost. And Colourpop eyeshadows are some of the best shadows out there. I love them so much, that I started collecting their palettes, and this one I didn't have! The Semi Precious palette is nothing but shimmer/metallic shadows. They are so pigmented and buttery smooth. Absolutely beautiful on the eyes. I highly recommend.

The next item in April's box is Dr. Brandt's Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner, $47. I've said in other blog posts and I'll say it again. I have waaay too many face masks! Since this one by Dr. Brandt is a pore refining mask, I may use it right away. But otherwise I have tons of other masks to use up before I use this one. Dr. Brandt is a brand I've seen before in Boxycharm, and the last item I received was an exfoliating face wash. I wasn't impressed with that face wash so I have to be honest, I'm not eager to try this mask. 

One of my favorite items in the box is The Instatint Eyebrow Gel by The BrowGal, $22. The want is very slim and doesn't pick up too much product. I love that because so many brow gels are goopy and messy. And especially with a tint, color could get everywhere. This gel is a brown tint, so it's helpful if I need to lighten my brows if I drew them in too dark. Simply for the wand, I would highly recommend and am considering repurchasing. 

The last item in April's box is Adesse's Hi Definition Liquid Lipstick, $24. This is my favorite formula for "liquid lipsticks". More like a cream/gloss, that doesn't dry down and make your lips feel parched. The color fades nicely, doesn't flake off or anything. And this rose-y shade works with my skintone as an everyday nude. I would recommend if you don't like the dry kind of liquid lipsticks, it's very nice and opaque. 

If I've convinced you to try Boxycharm, feel free to use my referral code!