I wanted to put Pumpkin Spice Latte on here because let’s face it, the PSL season has begun and I’ve spent a lot of time working at Starbucks for the past month, but I refuse to be basic, so I’ll skip it. 🙂
I want to bring back more personality (*cough* and content) to this blog and I thought doing monthly favorites again would be the perfect way to do it. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know all of my content got erased last year and with it, all of my monthly faves went away as well. So let’s start this again – here are my monthly favorites for August 2017!
Please note that ‘5 Random Items I’m Raving About’ and ‘Beauty Products I love’ do have an Amazon affiliate link, however, giving it a click would only support the existence of my blog.
5 Random Items I’m Raving About
Coffee with nutrition, say what? As someone who has coffee running through her veins, I appreciate innovative ways people are trying to make coffee just a little big healthier. I knew it was meant to be when the owner of this company actually knows the people in my apartment building and has worked with my beloved Fresh Fitness Food. This coffee gets infused with multivitamins and it’s absolutely delicious – one pack lasts you for about 2 weeks!
Check out my complete review here!
I initially bought Skyroam as an Internet backup for my Santorini adventures and was very impressed with the result – I just used it again on my trip to Brussels (and when my apartment building’s wifi goes down) and I still love it! The internet is your typical 3G internet and it’s a bit flimsy at times, but it saved my life on multiple occassions. I’m not affiliated with this company at all, but they just came out with Skyroam Solis, which offers a 4G function along with a power bank and will be purchasing this for my freelance life (god knows coffee shop wifi and outlets suck).
I have a Lush secret to share but it’ll have to wait until next month. Here’s what you get for now – I finally purchased Lush’s bag for life this year and I’m totally in love with it. It’s actually so big it easily fits my larger-than-life laptop (because I still haven’t bought a Mac and carry this huge thing around me when I work from cafes) and this bag is saving my life.
- This Eye Mask Thing (not the actual item name 😛 )
I spend so much time behind my laptop people are worried about my drug problem (no, I don’t do drugs). This has been saving my life. You just freeze it for a couple of hours, put it on for 20 mins, and voila, your eyes will feel refreshed! I got into the habit of using this during my meditation and it’s wonderful.
I’m a huge Leah Remini fan, but wasn’t able to read this book until now. And when I have, I dived into the subject of scientology (no spellcheck, I won’t capitalize it) even more. This is one of those books you’ll read in one sitting and it’ll make your jaw drop. Props to anyone who was able to realize that a real church shouldn’t behave this way. I also recommend this long AF Joe Rogan podcast, but totally worth it.
Beauty Products I Love
I’m a sucker for anything lavender from Lush (in love with Twilight shower gel), so the Sleepy lotion is right up my street. It does actually help me sleep, makes my sheets smell fantastic AND it’s perfect for my eczema.
Saying that, this replaced my Sleepy Lotion obsession (sorry, bae </3). Affordable, smells amazing, and it’s incredibly hydrating for my terribly dry skin. In love.
While this product is originally meant for natural hair, I find it works perfect for my hair type too. My hair is fine, but it comes with uncontrollable curls that are very hard to be tamed. I use this after I put on my conditioner, and then again after I dry my hair – works wonders. A++ from me, thank you aunt Jackie <3
Blog Posts That Made Me Think
- Girls Who Stay Single For Large Gaps Of Time Actually End Up The Happiest by Thought Catalog
Obviously, as an advocate for you-don’t-need-a-SO-to-complete-you, this stood out to me. I wouldn’t necessarily go for ‘the happiest’ as the term, but it’s definitely important to be able to function in solitude and realize you are complete on your own.
- Part of Succeeding is Knowing When to Quit by Thrive Global
Truth. That’s all I have to say.
- The Destructive Habit of Evaluating Everything We Do by Zen Habits
Zen Habits is one of the very few email newsletters I actually open (sorry), but I will devour everything they write. There’s a lot of harsh thruths in this article that have made me think about how to tackle my own destructive behaviors.
What I’ve Listened to in August 2017
- Fifth Harmony
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m a huge Harmonizer. The new Fifth Harmony album took me back to the days of Danity Kane and Destiny’s child. Deliver, Lonely Night and Make You Mad exceeded my expectations and I’m totally in love with the new era. Danity Kane wishes.
Kesha, you’re doing amazing, sweetie. I can’t even formulate a response to the emotions I felt when listening to Rainbow. Love, love, love.
- Taylor Swift
Look What You Made Me Do is my chorus-hating guilty pleasure and I can’t shake it off (get it, get it??.. Okay,, I’ll stop). ….Ready For It is a complete marketing genius and I’m ready for TS6 to come slay my life away.
- Julia Michaels
I’m completely obsessed with Julia Michaels’ sound. She’s different and lyrically, her songs are really speaking to me. Officially a stan.