READ: What We Love About May
What We Love About MayTRENDINGAs if warmer weather, blooming flowers and the promise of vacation weren’t enough, May is teeming with all sorts of brand-new goodies. Here’s everything we’re looking forward to this month.
NETFLIX | Anne
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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel Anne of Green Gables has been adapted for film, TV, stage – and now your favorite streaming service. (It was inevitable.) This reincarnation stars Amybeth McNulty as the spunky titular character, an orphan battling issues that are as relevant today as they were in 1908, like feminism, prejudice and bullying. The eight-episode update begins streaming on May 12; check out the official trailer here.
AWARDS | MTV Movie & TV Awards
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May 7 marks the debut of the MTV Movie & TV Awards (formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards), hosted by funnyman Adam DeVine. Taking a cue from the Golden Globes, the ceremony will honor both the big and small screen; unlike the Globes – and most other major awards shows – there aren’t separate categories for males and females. The creeptastic Get Out leads all nominees with six.
MAKEUP | Lorac’s Pirates of the Caribbean Collection
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The creative geniuses at Lorac have turned pirate booty into pirate beauty. The popular makeup brand’s limited-edition Pirates of the Caribbean Collection coincides with the blockbuster franchise’s fifth offering, Dead Men Tell No Tales, and features brilliant eye-shadow and cheek palettes as well as a luxe lip cream duo that comes in six shades. Ahoy!
BOOKS | Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins
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You’ve probably got your summer vacation lined up – and, as of May 2, you’ll have your fast-paced beach read. The best-selling author of The Girl on the Train returns with more required reading in the form of female-driven psychological suspense. This time, the twisted plot line revolves around one river, two deaths and limitless untold secrets.
TECH | Juno Makeup Mirror
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Billed as the world’s smartest makeup mirror, this IndieGoGo success story has three built-in light features: a makeup mirror for precise makeup application (with settings for indoors, office and evening), a ring light for flawless selfies and a reading light for your nightstand. Juno also syncs with an app so you can save your unique settings. The first batch of these game-changing mirrors is expected to ship this month.
MUSIC | New Kids on the Block, Thankful
NKOTB isn’t just another aging up boy band hard up for cash – promise. Donnie, Joey, Danny, Jordan and Jonathan were simply born to make smooth, feel-good pop, and they’re (finally) back with five new tracks. We’re thankful that they continue to churn out catchy summer jams, including the current single “One More Night,” as well as they did three decades ago.