Friday Favorites #1

Remember the good ol’ days when people used to post monthly favorites videos on Youtube? Yeah, I do and I MISS THOSE DAYS! Bloggers on the other hand STILL post their favorites… it’s more of a weekly thing but I’m into it.

I always have so many cool things I want to share with you guys so I’m starting my own Friday Favorites series on the blog to keep you guys in the loop! Mark your calendars because I’ll see you here every Friday at noon!!!

Favorite Items of the Week

Marc Jacobs Mascara

Click here for the best mascara in the world.

To be completely honest, this is the product that inspired me to start my own weekly favorites series. I went back to Toronto to visit my family and my mom lent me this mascara. Within one swipe I was obsessed. My jaw dropped when I saw how incredible my eyelashes looked after one coat. Seriously I was jumping up and down screaming at my mom for not recommending it sooner!

As you guys know, I’ve been one to experiment with eyelash extensions in the past but NO LONGER.  The eyelash miracle I’ve been looking for has finally made it’s way into my life, in the Marc Jacobs mascara. If you’re looking for seriously long and separated (but still dark and thick) lashes, look no further and click the link above.

Left eye has 2 coats in the photo, right eye has nothing. I seriously have never seen my natural eyelashes so long and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

 

Friday Favorites Tara Michelle
Friday Favorites Tara Michelle
Friday Favorites Tara Michelle

My new camera lens

For as long as I can remember, I have always been such a geek over cameras and anything that has to do with them. Any lenses or upgrades I could get to improve the look of my photos was always something that got me so very excited! I’ve been using the same DSLR camera lens for the last three years (this one), but I decided it was time to switch it up and step up my game. I really did love my Sigma lens, but I was looking for something more artistic for my upcoming trip to Europe.

I upgraded to (this lens) and I couldn’t be more happy with the splurge. The quality, speed, etc is exactly what I was looking for and exactly why I was waiting for the perfect lens. If you want to know more about the lens, feel free to ask me in the comments and I’d be happy to answer any questions!

What I’m Watching

Friday Favorites Tara Michelle

Game of Thrones S7E6

GUYSSSSS! This week Game of Thrones has been on my mind more than ever. Having just watched the second to last episode (which is usually more dramatic than the finale), I just want to discuss it with everyone possible.

For so many years I didn’t think I’d like this show… too much gore and I just never thought I’d understand the hype. Naturally when I finally got around to watching, I binged all 6 seasons in a couple of months. Incredible show, just so well done and visually interesting.

*spoiler alert*

Dani losing one of her dragons was probably one of the saddest deaths of the show up to this point. There was something so powerful about each event leading up to it’s untimely death. In the last scene of the episode where the dragon’s eyes turn blue, that was so much more heartbreaking than just it’s death. I have no idea where they’re going to go with that storyline, but I know it’s going to be brutal.

LET’S EAT!

Friday Favorites Tara Michelle

The Lockhart

Would you guys believe me if I went to a HARRY POTTER BAR!? Well, I did… and I’ll have a full post coming up shortly about it. Absolutely incredibly for any Harry Potter fan. Not only did they have drinks named after everything HP inspired (including the Gin Weasley…how cute!!), they also had delicious food that my parents’ and I couldn’t stop raving about.

We each got our own drinks and some food to share. We ordered the Buttermilk Fried Horntail, aka just some fried chicken and it was DELICIOUS. I don’t want to get too much into it, but if you’re in Toronto and love Harry Potter… it’s a must.

Favorite Outfit

Any Outfit w/a Tube Top

BEYOND excited that tube tops are back in action these days! I have always loved this trend and I’ve really come to gather quite the collection of these strapless tops in the last few months. There is something so flattering about them in such a casual way. You can throw them on with almost any outfit, and you have the option of dressing them up or down!

I probably have 10 different styles and colors at this point… but I thought I’d share some of my favorites!

Striped (featured below)Urban Outfitters (I got the size M/L, the small was too small over my boobs!)

Gingham Print (featured right) – Brandy Melville

White TopPlanet Blue

Flowy TopFree People

BodysuitUrban Outfitters

Friday Favorites Tara Michelle
Friday Favorites Tara Michelle

Something to Think About

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.

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This quote is something to keep in mind whenever you’re going through a hard time. I’ve been through plenty of struggles throughout my years and this is something that helps me get through those times a lot easier. Everything you go through is just apart of the process of making you who you are. I will always keep changing and growing and each struggle that I have teaches me how to deal with the next struggle that comes my way. I am a much stronger person because of everything I’ve gone through in my past and I am thankful for those who pushed me down because they taught me how to get back up.

And there you have it! My first Friday Favorites! Writing this post really made me reminisce about old school youtube days and how much I’ve truly missed just getting to share my favorite things at the moment with you guys! I can’t wait to continue with this series and see you here each and every Friday. Let me know in the comments some things YOU’VE been loving this week and maybe I can get to try out some new products/shows/anything!

You guys rock and I can’t wait to share so much upcoming content with you!! xo

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65 Comments

  1. Estelle
    August 25, 2017 / 10:34 am

    i love these types of posts! really, really enjoying your blog ????

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 11:18 am

      yayayyy great!!!

  2. Shantall
    August 25, 2017 / 11:00 am

    I love your blog so much Tara!! I can really tell how much work you put into it ✨❤️ I also appreciate you taking the extra time to link where you get your outfits! I just bought a few pieces today because of you lol! Keep up the great work!

  3. Allllly
    August 25, 2017 / 11:05 am

    Always soooo exciting when you post new stuff!! Love to see your creative and inspiring posts!! Thanks for being a positive influence in so many people’s lives:)

  4. Sydni
    August 25, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Love it❤️

  5. Alexia Andrea
    August 25, 2017 / 11:07 am

    I’m currently going through a lot and loved the quote thank you for including it????

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      hope everything gets better soon girl! 🙂

  6. Gaby Arias
    August 25, 2017 / 11:12 am

    This post was so much fun to read! I love this idea! ❤

  7. Lexi
    August 25, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Great post!!

  8. Cindy
    August 25, 2017 / 11:27 am

    i’m so exited for your new lens!! i remember watching a vlog of yours a couple of years ago (maybe 2014) when i think u got a new camera and you were so excited about it !! love how you’re so passionate about things you love 🙂 love you ! ❤️❤️

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      ahhhh you’re so OG i love it!!! yeah i think it was ’14 or ’15 and i was so so so excited! i’ve always been so excited about camera stuff!!

  9. Taylor Smithey
    August 25, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Love your new favorites segment! 🙂

    I’ve been looking for a new camera lens to start up my own blog. Would you recommend the sigma over the cannon 50mm, f1.4?

    Thoughts? 🙂

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 3:22 pm

      thank you!!! for a starter, i’d probably recommend the sigma 30mm 1.4, it’s easier to shoot with! a 50mm is a lot more zoomed in and you have to get quite a good distance away to get a good picture!!

      • Taylor Smithey
        August 25, 2017 / 3:31 pm

        Perfect, thank you girly for your help!! ????

  10. Brooke
    August 25, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I love reading all your cute little blog posts! After watching the vlogs I get to come on here and read about your favorite things! Keep up the great work(:

  11. Mia
    August 25, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I’m SOO excited for this!!! Will you be doing a meet and greet in Toronto while you’re here?

  12. Em
    August 25, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    The Marc Jacobs mascara looks sooo good!! I think I’m gonna have to get it ASAP…. i have such short lashes and dont have the time to do extensions 🙁

  13. Ivy Li
    August 25, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Hello! I was wondering where your black self tie shirt is from. Also, if possible can you please do a blog post on your favorite crop tops/shirt styles? Thank you!

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      i have one in my drafts that I’m working on!! 🙂 should be coming up soon!!

  14. Charlie West
    August 25, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Your new lens is amazing, something I’m going to save up for! I’ve just started taking my photography gcse (something in the uk) and I NEED that lens oh my ????

  15. Ashley
    August 25, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Wow this post was great and so much fun to read! I can tell you put in a lot of hard work and ger a lot of enjoyment out of your blog! I’m excited for more Friday Favorites posts and your Europe trip! Love you Tara!

  16. Ilse
    August 25, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Hi, I really love this post so I will definitly tune in next friday for a different one 😉 I was actually wondering if you could add your ankle booties in one of them or just say where they are from. I have been looking for a pair and yours are so cute ! Greetings fron The Netherlands 🙂

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      i have lots of posts where my ankle booties are linked! 🙂

  17. Casey
    August 25, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I would have to say my new planner is my favorite thing this week???? I know it’s going to help during school and keeping myself composed and at least a little less stressed!
    xx

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      I’VE ALWAYS LOVED PLANNERS! especially ones that look super aesthetic hahah i think they’re great!! thanks for sharing!!

  18. brianna
    August 25, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    the mascara looks insaneee I need to try it! absolutely adore ur blog and you ❤️

  19. Ashley
    August 25, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Tara I am so looking forward to reading more of your Friday Favorites! Can’t wait to see all the cool content that you create with your new lens in Europe! Some of my favorite things this week are my new Keds, a mint green lap desk I got from Macy’s, and watching That 70’s Show on Netflix.

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      amazing!!! thanks for sharing! I’ve always been meaning to watch that 70s show!

  20. Veronica
    August 25, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Love love love !! Thank you for sharing,
    We’re is your white top that ties from on side from ?

  21. Bianca
    August 25, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Sleep is number 1 (which I no longer get in medical school ☹)

    Also love the new l’oreal mascara (pink tube – meant to be a dupe for the better than sex)

    Also highly recommend binging Brooklyn 99 – it’s such a pure and wonderful comedy!

    • Bianca
      August 25, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Also curb your enthusiasm is quite funny! just finished that recently 🙂

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      amazing!!! thanks so much for your recommendations!! i’ve loved the better than sex mascara for so long, ill definitely have to check out the cheaper dupe!!

  22. Brooke Arelano
    August 25, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I think this might just be my favorite series ever !!!!!! I honestly miss the old youtube as well ???? But you, you still make youtube an amazing place ☺️ LOVE YOU TARA !!!!!

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      looooveee you!!!! so glad you’re excited for this series!!!

  23. Mila
    August 25, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    That last quote. Really needed to hear that thank you 🙂

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      sending lots of love ♥ xoxox

  24. Christen
    August 25, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    GIRLLL!!!! *nerd moment* It was theorized long ago that Viserion would die because he was unfortunately named after Dany’s terrible brother, Viserys. Even though I knew about the theory and knew it was coming, it still hurt to watch. I’m excited and terrified to watch the finale. Really love seeing your favorites! Hope you have a safe trip to Europe!

  25. Eugenia
    August 25, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Loving your blog! Greetings from Argentina ❤

  26. Alexis Henriksen
    August 25, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I absolutely love this new series!! Cant wait to see more favorite posts! Plus, super excited to see more pictures with your new lens!! I’m also a huge camera geek so anything that has to do with cameras I’m always excited for!

    • Tara
      August 25, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      yessss fellow camera geek!! can’t wait to play around with it moreeee!!

  27. Estrella Garcia
    August 25, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    LOVE the quote!!!

  28. Alexis Henriksen
    August 25, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    I absolutely love this new series! I can’t wait for more favorites post! I MUST go to that Harry Potter bar!!!! Also, I can’t wait to see more pictures with your new lens!! i’m also a HUGE camera nerd! Anything that has to do with cameras i’m excited about, so I’m super pumped to see more pictures!

    • Alexis Henriksen
      August 25, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      sorry for posting twice.. lol my laptop froze while I was summiting my comment and it wasn’t showing up, so I wrote another one and saw that my first comment actually post Haha my bad.

  29. Elizabeth
    August 25, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    Love this post! I’ll be checking out that mascara for sure! If it’s Tara approved it must be bomb!! Can’t wait for all the amazing pictures from your trip!

  30. August 26, 2017 / 2:20 am

    You put so much work on your blog that I had to write something! It’s really amazing that you use this kind of platform to express yourself and your interests. Most youtubers use their blogs as a means to “promote” their channel videos. I genuinely love your content and how you’ve built it up to be like a diary. xo

    • Tara
      August 26, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Thank you so so much! Yeah I just wanted this to be another creative outlet for me, rather than using it to promote my other channels! I have so much fun with me and I’m glad I finally went for it! Glad you enjoy! 🙂

  31. Bela
    August 26, 2017 / 2:32 am

    What camera do you use for taking pictures?

    • Tara
      August 26, 2017 / 8:08 am

      I use the canon 80D!

  32. Liana H.
    August 26, 2017 / 9:19 am

    The L’oréal Lash Paradise Mascara is absolutely amazing and even better than the Better Than Sex which it is supposed to be duping! I love you so much Tara, you mean the world to me!!!

  33. Elvia
    August 26, 2017 / 9:46 am

    I really enjoy your blog, Tara! And I love this new section, can’t wait to see the posts to cone and excited about your Europe trip, I bet the photos will be INCREDIBLE with your new lens!

    • Elvia
      August 26, 2017 / 9:47 am

      To come*** stupid typos ????

  34. August 26, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    thats good lens, I have 50 mm but 1.8 so its worse, but you inspired me to used and try it, maybe I will buy in future 1.4 as they not too expensive.
    I also want that bokey.

  35. Marilynn Soto
    August 26, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Keep up the great work girl!

  36. Samantha
    August 27, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Friday favourites yesss love this idea!!!
    I defs have to try out the mascara!
    🙂

  37. tina
    August 27, 2017 / 8:27 am

    this type of post is soooooooo amazing! i love it so much ♥
    kisses from Croatia 😉

  38. maceydev
    August 27, 2017 / 8:31 am

    where are those shorts from?? love this and you!

  39. Bela
    August 27, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Love all the outfits! ???? Where are those scrunch looking shorts from?

  40. Leann
    August 27, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I’m also a Canadian from Ottawa. I enjoy your Blog up the good work. Make us Canadain proud like I’m ..

  41. August 27, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Really clever series and extremely interesting! I loved all your favourites! I can’t wait for next Friday!

  42. Deborah Saliba
    August 29, 2017 / 10:49 am

    LOVED it! <3

  43. Weronika
    August 29, 2017 / 11:14 am

    yay! new post! <3 recently I've been LOVING this show called 'Hit the Floor' Damn it's amazing! It's about dance and basketball and you deff need to check it out!

  44. September 14, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Tara, you are such an amazing person. I love your channel and your personality. You are such a true, genuine person and I admire you so much for that. I’m inspired by you everyday and I hope that you keep doing what your doing for a long time, because you are incredible at what you do. Thank you so much for being you! <3
    ~Kaylee~
    kayleescornersite.wordpress.com

  45. Latifa
    October 4, 2017 / 4:46 am

    Hi tara i love you so so much also i love to see your creative and your inspiring posts!! as well as your youtube videos .
    Thank you for being a positive influence in my life
    Love yaaa

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