Monthly Favorites

June Favorites

Hey y’all! June has ended, which means Gemini season has too. We’re off to Cancer’s season so be sure to wish all your crabby Cancer’s a happy birthday :-). Anyways, I hope y’all are having an amazing summer, but here are the products that I’ve been loving this month.

Beauty

Unfortunately, I don’t really have a beauty favorite. But I do have a beauty unfavorite. I tried out a new lip stain because they’re my favorite things to wear in the summer and I was very disappointed. Lipstick Queen’s Saint and Sinner Lip Tint in Rose turned out to be too good to be true. The website claims that this will last hours while providing hydration. I can’t even get this to dry evenly, let alone last for more than twenty minutes. When I blotted my lips together, it literally peeled off. Like completely, as if I used makeup remover. I would not recommend this.

Fashion

(Woo! Finally a fashion favorite!)

Aerie Classic Bralette– Y’ALL. I have such a hard time finding bralettes that are comfortable to wear. I have an odd bra size, I measure a 29″ band size, which does not exist. My cup size is a D. So I try to wear 32 D’s because it’s a pain to find 30″ bands. With that being said, support is something that I need. So, (sorry TMI) my boobs are heavy if I don’t have support my neck and back hurt. Bralettes usually don’t offer support. Especially because they’re usually sized only in S,M,L. I need a small band size but large cup size, so see my struggle haha. Except, I tried on a medium in this bralette and omg, I was so surprised with the fit. It’s definitely not comfortable enough to wear for 12 hours because then my neck starts to get sore. But for a hot day, it works wonders. I highly recommend.

Just realized in my last monthly favorites, I posted a few fashion favs, but oh well. Anyways, as I mentioned in my May Favorites, my job requires business casual attire. Which was non-existent in my wardrobe. While NY&C is amazing for brand new items, they can be pricey. So I decided to check out our local Discount Fashion Warehouse, which is what outlet stores were designed to be. They house brands like Express, Victoria’s Secret, Lane Bryant, ASOS, and various others. So DFWH receives overstock items, some slightly damaged items, and some brand new items. Everything I bought was brand new and at a great price. I got an originally priced $120 blazer for 20 dollars!! I really recommend y’all go check this out!

To Watch-(on Netflix)

Blackfish– Please watch this. It’s so so good. While it’s slightly biased, it really opens your eyes to the injustice’s of Sea World and their maltreatment of Orcas.

 

The Mask You Live In– This film highlights the struggles that young boys and men go through when dealing with society’s very small definition of masculinity. I cried a few times, but I really loved this.

 

The True Cost– This is a documentary about fast fashion and how and where we get our clothes from. As a consumer, it’s extremely important to be aware of where we’re actually buying our clothes from and what type of company we’re supporting by doing so.

 

Miscellaneous

I met up with a few friends from high school who are extremely talented photographers and did a shoot around the Columbus, German Village area and I’m obsessed with how the pictures turned out. So here’s me shamelessly promoting my pictures and these two amazing guys who will do great things very soon.

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Shot by Hunter Bock (P.S. Here’s the Aerie Bralette as mentioned above!)
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Shot by Daniel Mayes

 

Here are some more positive quotes because yay for positivity!

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” -Anne Frank

“We do the best that we can, Mila. If our choices turn out to have unintended consequences, then next time, we choose better. We grow and learn from our mistakes. And try to treat ourselves kindly along the way. That’s what people do.”  – Mila 2.0 Redemption by Debra Driza 

“Say everything as honestly as you can. strengthen your voice by listening to it more often. embrace being vulnerable and truthful, even if it is scary. or feels impossible.” –Source

“Communicate. Even when it’s uncomfortable or uneasy. One of the best ways to heal, is simply getting everything out.” -Unknown

“Reminder: Let nothing steal your joy. Let nothing kill your peace.” – Source 

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