Current Obsessions: Halloween Edition

Current Obsessions Halloween Edition on Mongorammed Magnolias

Happy Halloween!!! I hope y’all are up for some tricks and treats today! I’m actually starting a new job working at a local charity shop today so I’m holding out for more treats than tricks. So to encourage the universe a bit in that department I figured I’d start by giving a treat. As a bit of  a bonus today here’s a look at my Halloween themed Current Obsessions.

The Addams Family

I grew up on The Addams Family. I wore out multiple VHS tapes back in my day and was completely in love with the lesser known cartoon version. Somehow, over the years, I managed to lax a bit on my obsession with the ooky and spooky family. However, that has all changed thanks to ABC Family’s Freeform’s 13 Night’s of Halloween. I forgot how good The Addams Family movie and it’s sequel, Addams Family Values, actually were. Maybe it’s just the kid in me but I’m obsessed all over again.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned

As a bonafide 90s kid, I have had a long standing obsession with black lipstick. It was always something I admired on other girls but never something I thought I could ever pull off. That is until I started reading up on my little obsession with these articles on the important history of black lipstick here and here. While this formula isn’t exactly black, more like blackberry, it does push buttons in all the right ways for me. In fact, I love it so much I featured this color in my Beauty Trend: Vampy Lips post earlier this month. You can join me in the (almost) black lipstick obsession by picking up your own KVD Damned here.

The Walking Dead

 

No spoilers but…OMG SEASON 7! It’s crazy, y’all. That season premiere was a rough one but honestly, it all evened out with last night’s episode. In fact, I might go as far as to say that last night’s ep was probably my favorite episode of the hole series and that’s kinda crazy in it’s own right. If you’ve seen it then you probably know what I mean. If you haven’t then I suggest you get on it!

The Last Podcast on the Left

Before I say anything, this podcast is not for the easily offended. Honestly, it pushes my buttons sometimes but it’s comedy so just take it with a grain of salt. At the basis of this podcast is 3 guys who love horror movies, true crime, and all things creepy. Check, check, and check please! The other day I was listening along while doing dishes, typical. It was one of those days though. You know, the kind where things just continually go wrong until you’re just going about your day under a huge pile of ewww. The podcast made me laugh out loud so many times that my mood was instantly lifted with very little effort. It literally saved the day! That’s the sign of a good comedy podcast if you ask me.

What are some of your Halloween obsessions this year? Did you go to a killer party? What costume did you end up going with? Let me know it ALL in the comments!

Happy Halloween!

xx

Merisa

 

Current Obsessions + Playlist

Current Obsessions + Playlist on Monogrammed Magnolias

This week has been seriously crazy but in the same respect, it’s been seriously amazing too. I’m still trying to find the groove of things when it comes to the new apartment (in case no one has told you, living with two roommates is hard) but things are getting easier. Which I hope means things around here will get back to being consistent again. I miss chatting with y’all, that’s why I wanted to catch you up on what I’ve been loving lately including my go to monthly playlist.

My Favorite Murder

This one’s a bit out of the norm but it’s my absolute favorite obsession (and it is an obsession) so I had to talk about it first. In case you haven’t heard of it, My Favorite Murder is a comedy podcast all about, well, murder. It’s hosted by the kickass Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark who bring a brilliant mix of California girl comedy to the grisly world of true crime. If you’re a fan of shows like Forensic Files or Making a Murder then you need to listen to My Favorite Murder. I’ve ran through 26 episodes in like three days, it’s that good!

Girls on HBO

Where has this show been all my life? Scratch that, I know, it’s been on HBO and being the broke college girl grad that I am, HBO has alluded me until recently. My roomie and I went in on an HBO Now subscription so we could start Game of Thrones and while that has become an obsession all on it’s own; it’s Marnie, Hannah, Jessa, and Soshanna that have really stolen my heart. I’m not going to give much away here in case you’re like me and have lived under a rock for the last six years but I’m almost finished with season 2 now and would just like to say, as embarrassing as it is, I am Soshanna, Soshanna is me. That’s all.

Chloe Drew

Anyone else spend hours online staring at overly expensive designer bags you can only dream of owning? Or is that just me? In the case of the Chloe Drew bag, I take it a step further and sometimes go into Nordstrom just to touch them. I’ve spent way too much valuable time just daydreaming of the Drew bags lately so when I stumbled across a knockoff at Target (on clearance no less) I had to snag it. $14.99 >>> $1,800 ALWAYS

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Vanilla Bourbon

“You had me at bourbon.” That’s what I said to the sweet Sephora sales girl who introduced me to the latest fragrance from Elizabeth and James (aka Mary Kate and Ashley’s high end brand). I ended up snagging the rollerball version because I just couldn’t walk away from the rich, warm scent. Plus, a Kentucky girl can’t say no to bourbon, it’s like an unspoken law or something.

Caramel Apple Milky Way

If you follow me on Snapchat (which you totally should be doing seeing as I’m trying my damnedest to be better at it…@angelmerisa23) then you may have seen my grocery store discovery of these little gems. They taste so much like an actual caramel apple that I am in full blown fall mode and it’s still 95 degrees on the daily. For that I will forgive because they are just so darn delicious.

Playlist

Now it’s time for the musical portion of today’s lesson…my monthly playlist. I’m particularly loving the new Hey Violet EP and pretty much anything from the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Check it out here.

What are your current obsessions? Let me know in the comments and be sure to follow Monogrammed Magnolias on Facebook because I’ll be sharing a bonus obsession that you’re really going to want to see.

xx

Merisa