the checklist

five things you need to spice up your monday.

The Curator: Liza Darwin, Senior Web Editor

The News: Jay Z Crashed Pharrell's Coachella Performance
The only thing better than watching Pharrell at Coachella would be watching Jay Z and Pharrell at Coachella, which is exactly what went down this weekend. Weren't there to witness it in person? Live vicariously an watch "Frontin,'" "Excuse Me Miss," "La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)," and "I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me)" in the video below. 

The Look: Elizabeth and James Spring 2013
One surefire way to spice up your Monday? Just throw on shades and shimmery separates a la Elizabeth and James spring 2013. Hey, it works for Mary-Kate and Ashley...

The Face: UBU Eyelash Curler 
Even the laziest beauty person ever should know that curling your lashes is a must (and if not, now you do!). This new eyelash curler from UBU works wonders to make it seem like you got a full night's rest and woke up bright-eyed...plus, the neon hue looks pretty rad on any vanity table. 

The Inspiration: Tim Barber's Summertime Photography
Tim Barber's images are perfect any time of year, but there's something about his dreamy photography--like in this ASOS photoshoot--that just screams "summer." The fact that model Jessica Ann Strother is chowing down on an In-N- Out burger definitely doesn't hurt, either...

The Song: "Coffee" by Sylvan Esso
The fact that it's Monday is reason enough to have Sylvan Esso's breakout single on repeat, but you guys....it's National Iced Coffee Day! So given the title of the track, you basically have no excuse not to.