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My Favorite Albums of 2022

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2022 was yet another great year for music! This list is made up of a mix of artists that are long-time favorites as well as many new discoveries across a range of genres. This is always my favorite post to write every year, I love looking back at all of the great art that was released in the past year and sharing some of the highlights with you. Several of these albums I also wrote dedicated long-form reviews for, which are linked throughout if you are interested in reading more! Harry's House // Harry Styles Harry Styles delivered yet another incredible release that easily is my favorite album of the year. "Imagine it’s a day in my house or a day in my mind. What do I go through? I’m playing fun music. I’m playing sad music. I’m playing this, I’m playing that. I have doubts. I’m feeling stuff. And it’s all mine," Harry said in an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music earlier this year. Harry's House was the perfect next step for Harry and is a great evolution t

5SOS5 // 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER ALBUM REVIEW

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5SOS5 is 5 Seconds of Summer 's fifth studio album, one that marks a new creative era for the band over a decade into their career. It is very obvious that they had more creative freedom while making this album than some of their previous releases, with it being largely self-written, produced and performed by every member of the band for the first time. I have been a huge fan of 5SOS since their debut album was released in 2014 and I have truly loved seeing how much their artistry has grown and evolved since that time. Just when I think they have reached their peak with an album like Youngblood or with CALM , they always find a way to come back even better than before. The progression of their sound and style has always been very natural and has done nothing but improve since their debut album. In many ways,  5SOS5 actually feels like a more mature version of their debut album, as if they are reintroducing themselves to their audience as the band they are today. I also love that th

ABOUT FACE BY HALSEY // REVIEW

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About Face is a makeup brand founded by Halsey , which is marketed as "multi-dimensional makeup for everyone, for everywhere, for every way" and all products are vegan, clean and cruelty-free. Celebrity makeup brands are so common now, but About Face has always stood out to me for their unique approach to beauty and self-expression. Halsey has also been one of my favorite artists for years, so I was excited to see her create a brand that feels like such a natural extension of her own distinctive artistic style that shines through in every aspect of About Face. There is such an emphasis on empowerment and experimentation, so there are many products and colorful shades that are so unique to About Face that I haven't seen from other brands before.  There are so many products that caught my eye from their range, but for my first purchase I went with staple products that I knew I would use every day. I purchased the Fractal Glitter Dust, Light Lock Lip Gloss and the Light Lock

GLOSSIER // REVIEW OF BESTSELLING PRODUCTS

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I have always been drawn to Glossier's design aesthetic and their minimal approach to makeup, so I was very excited to finally get a chance to try the brand out for the first time! For my first purchase from the Glossier, I decided to go with some of their best-selling products, mainly in the lip category, but also the beloved Cloud Paint as well.  The entire shipping and buying experience was perfect from Glossier, I ordered on Black Friday and was able to get a great discount on the products. I think their products only go on sale once a year, so if there is anything you had your eye on, that is definitely the time to buy. When combining with an influencer's affiliate code, the prices ended up being even less than a lot of drugstore prices these days. I bought 5 different products for my first order from Glossier; Cloud Paint, Balm Dot Com, Ultra Lip, Lip Gloss, and the Generation G lipstick.  Many of the bestselling products on the website are available in discounted bundles