Friday Favorites #3

FRIDAY FAVORITES #3, WE ARE BACK!! Sorry I failed you guys and didn’t post one for a couple weeks…

I wanted to do these Friday Favorites every week… and apparently that didn’t go as planned. From now on I’ll be doing this every TWO WEEKS (mostly in hopes that you guys won’t get bored of these!). No rambling necessary… let’s just get right into my Friday Faves!! If you haven’t seen my last one… go check it out here!

Favorite Items of the Week

Kylie Cosmetics – Bronze Palette

When I first got this palette, I was OBSESSED. I’ve always been more of a cool-toned brown kinda girl and this palette is definitely on the warmer end, which was an adjustment for me at first. It has 9 beautiful shades and I used it consistently for the first couple months of owning it. I recently picked it back up after watching a gorgeous makeup tutorial, and I’m re-obsessed with it.

I’ve never been a professional makeup artist, nor will I ever be… but I’ve discovered a new love for a good blending shade. There is a bright orange color in this palette that I NEVER got near, mostly because I was intimidated. Turns out that it actually doesn’t look crazy when you apply it and it creates a really nice blended look at the end! Therefore, I highly recommend you guys try something a little more bold next time you’re playing around with makeup. Maybe you’ll end up loving what you end up with!

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

My new phone case!

Click here for the case on my phone!!!

Let’s be twins!!!

Any phone case lovers out there??? I’ve always found it to be so much fun to switch up my case, it would feel like I got a new phone!

For the longest time I had a simple (basic) white marble phone case and I was kind of getting bored of it… so I went to amazon to find a cute case that was still pretty cheap. I still really like the marble print but I wanted mine to be a little less basic and predictable. I purchased this case in the color pink and I absolutely adore it.

I really like it because even though it’s thin, it still protects my phone whenever I accidentally drop it. It feels sturdy in my hands and it looks super cute at the same time, what more could a girl want?!

What I’m Watching

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Since my favorite Fall shows aren’t all back yet I needed to find a show to entertain me until then. I ended up here with Younger, a show I used to love during the first season & a half but then I lost track and forgot about it. Such a fun show!!!

My lovely friend Jill reminded me of how great the show is and convinced me to start watching again… now I’m stuck BINGING it whenever I get the chance. Each episode is only 20 minutes long (and is on Hulu) so it’s super easy to have on and watch!

To give you a brief summary if you haven’t heard about the show, it’s basically about a 40 year old woman pretending to be 26 to get a fresh start to her life. Of course, pretending to be 26 comes with a lot of struggles and interesting times for her which is incredibly fun to watch! I probably watch around 8 episodes a day at this point and I’m not even (well slightly) ashamed to admit that.


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Charcoal Latte

Easily one of the coolest drinks I’ve ever tried… a charcoal latte. Don’t let the charcoal part of it intimidate you, it’s actually perfectly fine to consume!

I’ve seen a ton of cool pictures on Pinterest and Instagram of these black lattes but didn’t think I’d ever stumble across somewhere that makes them. One day at a local coffee shop, I saw they released a new “black line” of drinks with activated charcoal in them. So naturally, I had to order one! This bad boy was $6.50 so it definitely isn’t about to be my new everyday drink, but it was thrilling to try.

If you’re wondering about the taste, it pretty much was a classic vanilla latte (but probably the best I’ve ever had!).

Favorite Outfit

White Tank & Denim Jeans

Lately I’ve been super into a very simplistic look, which is why I chose this outfit as my fave for the week!

This outfit is not new to the blog, as it made my monthly Instagram round up last month! You can check the picture out here on the gram. It definitely wasn’t my first time wearing this outfit and certainly won’t be my last… I actually wore this outfit yesterday! Super cute and casual but still looks put together.

Top –Β Urban Outfitters

Jeans – Zara

Phone Case – Amazon

Furry rug on the ground – Amazon

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Something to Think About


This week I don’t have a specific quote to share, but I was recently thinking about this and wanted to discuss it with you guys! I was applying my foundation the other day and I couldn’t help but think… ‘I’m literally painting my face right now’. The concept of makeup is so weird, who came up with it? And why? Why do we feel like it’s necessary to cover our entire face with foundation, bronzer, blush, highlight, etc etc etc. We’re just applying random crap to our skin to hide our “imperfections”. Obviously I love makeup and don’t plan on going completely bare faced from now on, but I couldn’t help but think about how weird it was. What do you guys think about this?! Are you a makeup lover or do you go mostly bare faced?

Wahoo!!! Back in action!! I promise I will do my best not to forget about this series again heh, every 2 weeks I’ll have new favorites to share with you guys!! Make sure to leave me a comment letting me know what your favorites have been lately, and then maybe I can go check them out as well! πŸ™‚

Hope you guys enjoyed this & I’ll see you back here in a couple of weeks for another Friday favorites! xo



  1. Jessica Carmichael
    September 22, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    I am really into makeup but dam horrible at applying. my friends say it just takes practice. but I’m 24 now and its kind of sad. I end up in a youtube blackhole watching tutorial after tutorial and I’m starting to get better at it. you inspire me to live my life to the fullest Tara. don’t ever change.

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      honestly yeah it’s a lot of practice ahaha sometimes at night I’ll just sit in front of the mirror playing around with stuff I have!! and thank you so much for your kind words & for supporting me πŸ™‚

    • McKel
      September 22, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      I am also loving the bronze pallet and the charcoal latte looks awesome but unfortunately I don’t live anywhere I could get and try one, but I love the pictures in this!! Ilysm πŸ’•πŸ’•

      • Tara
        September 22, 2017 / 2:18 pm

        yessss the bronze palette is so good!! πŸ™‚ ily!!

  2. Natalie Gowland
    September 22, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Ooohhhh I love these blog posts!! They make me think what have been my favourites recently, hands down comfy jumpers and leggings have come back round as my favourite with the weather getting colder especially here in the UK. I also got a new phone recently, changing from Samsung to an iPhone, and OMG, I’m obsessed I’m ashamed of myself for taking so long to finally get an iPhone but all the different phone cases I can buy for it has become a bit of an addiction πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  3. Amanda S
    September 22, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I really love this Friday favorites, i think mostly because I also watch on your vlogs when you try this or use this stuff so it feels like your emailing me about it… idk I’m weirdπŸ˜‚ Keep doing this! love you tara!!❀️

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 2:19 pm

      ahahah thanks for keeping up with all my different creative outlets πŸ™‚ ily!!

      • Brittney
        October 11, 2017 / 1:49 am

        Do you only have Hulu or do you have cable too? Thinking of switching to just hulu but I’m afraid I’ll miss out on something on cable lol

  4. Kate
    September 22, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I just got so excited seeing another Friday Favorites!!! Love love LOVE your creativity!

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      aw thank you Kate!! πŸ™‚

  5. Shelby
    September 22, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I love your blog and how hard you work! so inspiring!

  6. Lexy Rose
    September 22, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Where did you get the charcoal latte?? Omg it looks so good!!!

  7. Brooke Arelano
    September 22, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    I hinestly am obsessed with buying new cases ! It is seriously an issue…. 😳 Also o have seen that charcoal latte a lot on like pinterest but kind of scared to try it, but i will give it a shot next time i am at a coffee place πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ love you tara !!!!

  8. CJ
    September 22, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I love your vlogs so much Tara! ❀ Love your new post!

  9. Georgie
    September 22, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    HI Tara! I was just wondering if you are planning to move into a house when you move or you are still going to live in an apartment? Xx

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      hey!! noooo i definitely don’t have any plans to move into a house right now! i’m only 22 and don’t think it makes sense for me at the moment! πŸ™‚

  10. Reyna
    September 22, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Hey Tara ! Just wanted to say THANK YOU , your vlogs make any day better

  11. Liberty
    September 22, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Your blogs are probably my favorite!! + your Youtube videos…. Anyways, you are absolutely gorgeous & unique and I love that about you because you show it in your videos+blog posts. Stay you and never change for anyone!;):)

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      ugh you’re too sweet β™₯ thanks for the love girl!!

      • September 28, 2017 / 5:16 pm

        Thanks! And you’re welcome. I freaking love you!!

  12. Rachel
    September 22, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    That charcoal latte looks amazing! Sucks that they charge so much more for what is probably a few pinches of activated charcoal in a regular vanilla latte! But hey, it’s always fun to try new things once in a while!

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      haha i know right, it’s kind of crazy! but worth it for a once and a while kind of thing! πŸ™‚

  13. haileyβ™‘
    September 22, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    oh how i love you blog posts!! they make me so happy!! i love love love your creativity and style in your posts. keep making people happy πŸ˜‰

  14. HiHillaryy
    September 22, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I love your style!! I wish I could go shopping with you lol! Also younger is such a good show!

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      ahhhh yes!!! younger is the best!!!!

  15. Ilaria
    September 22, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    When you want something so badly but the seller doesn’t ship to your country. #cries Btw, just subscribed to your blog and i love it!

  16. Tianna boone
    September 22, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Tara you are hands down my favorite youtuber! I’ve been going through a rough time and your blogs and vlogs help me get through my day! πŸ’• Love you

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      ahhhh that makes me so happy to hear (not that you’re going through a rough time, but that my content helps you!). hope everything gets better for you soon! πŸ™‚ lots of love xo

  17. Christi
    September 22, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I bet that latte was sooo good haha it looked amazing !! Totally unrelated question but would you ever come to Houston ? πŸ™‚ ❀️

    • Tara
      September 22, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      it was soooo good hahah! and yes I would πŸ™‚

  18. Marwa
    September 22, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    My favorite show is younger too! Also I literally don’t own any makeup whatsoever sooooo yeah, love youβ™₯️

  19. Kellie
    September 23, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    All your posts are GOALS! Thanks, Tara! I am going to check out Loit next month because of you. I have been stalking them on instagram. I need to try that charcoal latte and avo toast. I also watch Younger…and I am OBSESSED. Friends From College is another easy watch that’s on Netflix. It’s only been on for one season (8 episodes) if you need a new show. Have a great weekend!

  20. Kate
    September 24, 2017 / 12:15 am

    Hiiiii super loved your vlogs and blog hahaha!!!! what popsockets d you use and your old marble case??

  21. Allaissa
    September 26, 2017 / 2:49 am

    I loved reading this. I go bare faced everyday mainly because I’m not very good at makeup and also I tend to breakout a lot when I do wear makeup. So if you could recommend products that don’t break you out that’d be great! I love your phone case btw!

  22. September 28, 2017 / 1:21 pm


    • Tara
      September 28, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      unfortunately, I will be doing many posts including my adorable hat! if you don’t like it, sorry!

  23. lauryn
    October 2, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    which coffee shop was it with the charcoal p.s. I LOVE YOU SM!!!

  24. Kimmy
    October 2, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Your phone case is just so tumblr just like you I LOVEEEEEE

  25. Laurie Thibault
    October 4, 2017 / 7:04 am

    I’m so sad they don’t ship the phone case in Canada :((((( It’s the prettiest phone case I’ve ever seen, I think I’ll ship it to my aunt in the us and made her ship it to me haha I want it!!!!

  26. Lemaire Marine
    October 11, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Since I live on a tropical island I can barely put make up on because of the weather and because dramatic make up is not that popular where I live. We mostly use a BB cream with a little bit of concealer and mascara. I go mostly bare faced but sure I have a MUA for special occasions and she literally transforms me. Thanks for sharing this with us, I am really considering into moving in a big city soon. Keep doing the great work, love!

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