Goodbye June, Hello July

We are now passed half the year. Oh, where on earth does the time go? I literally remember it being New Years Eve as if it was yesterday!

July isn’t looking so great – temperature wise. Lately the temperature has been higher than 105F degrees. Yeah. Excuse me while I go suffocate. Even in the evening when the sun goes down, the heat does not go away. It’s currently almost midnight and it’s 105F. Do you see something wrong with this picture?

Anyways, I hope July is good and if I survive this onslaught of impenetrable heat it will be a great feat!

With the start of a new month, I have my monthly favorites! My favorites consist of books, t.v. shows, movies, music, and a new segment…beauty essentials! It’s important to take care of your skin (as I have learned) especially, when you live in a place where the heat is unbearable.

So here are my top monthly favorites for June.

Favorite Book

the fault in our stars The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. This book was by far my favorite novel of the month. No other novel that I read this month, although I loved everything I read, could compare to the special place TFioS now holds in my heart. John Green’s writing is riveting and engaging; painfully raw and honest. It resonated deeply within me and I will never forget the journey that this book took me on.

I’m really excited and looking forward to reading all of John Green’s works in the future. He is like the Nicholas Sparks of Young Adult. I’m sure to have my heart broken, but it is a pleasure as Augustus would say.

To check out my full thoughts on the novel, simply click here and read more.

Favorite Music

So this month I’ve actually fallen into the trap of…mainstream music. Some songs are just really catchy and well, pretty darn good. One mainstream song that I’ve had on constant repeat  is My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) by Fall Out Boy.

Fall Out Boy is one of those bands that I grew up with. I remember listening to them when I was in 7th grade and have loved their music ever since. I’ve been highly anticipating their new album for years after a very long hiatus. I’m so glad that their back and can’t wait to listen to the rest of the album.

The other thing that I have been loving this month is covers. For example, I am completely in love with Sleeping With Sirens rendition of Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls.

I also love Sam Tsui’s covers of Clarity by Zedd and Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia. I think I may love his covers more than I do the actual “real” song. My bestfriend, Ray absolutely disagrees. But then again, our taste in music varies occasionally.

 

Lastly, I am very much IN LOVE with Ed Sheeran and Passenger’s preformance of No Diggity vs. Thrift Shop.

 

Favorite Movie

Man of Steel

I love all things Superman. I have watched Smallville and all of the Superman adaptions. Superman is my all-time favorite superhero and I could not wait to see Man of Steel this summer! A major bonus was that the infamous and iconic, Clark Kent, would be played by Henry Cavill!

I really liked this adaption of the Superman story. It wasn’t what I was expecting whatsoever, even though I watched the trailer about a dozen times before the movie hit theaters. The director had an interesting and different view of the story that was suspenseful and action-packed. In Superman Returns with Branden Routh, we saw the story of Superman fighting the evils that is Lex Luthor. In Man of Steel, we see his struggle to find out who he is and where he came from all the while fighting General Zod, the person who caused the destruction of his planet, Krypton.

I loved the flashbacks and the time lapse. It was nicely done. I also liked that the romance (even though I’m a hopeless romantic) was secondary. Amy Acker, who plays Lois Lane, was amazing! She embodied Lois’s fierce nature. Henry Cavill was a perfect Clark Kent, in my opinion. He was a lonely soul, always hiding his identity and never having anyone to trust. It was different but I liked it a lot because it’s a characteristic that I hadn’t fully seen embodied in Clark Kent before.

Overall, I loved this movie! It was AH-MAZING! Henry Cavill was a great Clark Kent/Superman and he will be forever remembered in that great legacy.

Favorite Shows

Like in May, I watched A LOTTLE shows in June. I mostly watched comedies from ABCFamily.

Melissa & Joey

After a family scandal, Melissa takes in her niece and nephew. But Mel Burke is a councilwoman and barely has time to take care of herself much less two teenagers. This prompts her to hire a nanny in Joe Longo and discovers his involvement in the Scanlon fraud.

I really liked how Melissa & Joey was just so easy to watch. Like I could just let go and enjoy. I really needed that some days, especially after a long 8 hour shift at work. Sometimes, you just need to relax and not think while you’re watching t.v. I know that sounds bad, but it’s true. I liked coming home and watching Melissa & Joey and laughing at the innuendos and subtle humor. I also couldn’t help but root for Mel & Joey. Goodness! I need them together.

IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT SEASON, OKAY.

Lastly, I really like the dynamic between the characters. They are a family, a dysfunctional one, but a family nonetheless, which is something that I really like about the show.

Baby Daddy

When Ben finds a baby girl on his doorstep he is thrust into fatherhood. It appears that Emma is his daughter after a one night stand months prior. Ben decides to raise Emma with the help of his mother, his older brother Danny, his best friend Tucker, and Riley – the girl who has had a crush on him ever since high school.

I watched Baby Daddy in a few hours. A FEW HOURS. I was completely hooked from the first episode and really liked this light comedy show. Some of the actors I have known from previous shows and networks and was happy to see them in a new role! The second season has started already and I can’t wait to catch up and to see if my OTP makes it FTW!

Favorite App

Mystery Estate

So I am a bit addicted to Mystery Estate, a free app in the Play Store. I stumbled upon this game one night when I was utterly bored and was looking for a new game to play on my phone.

This game has a multitude of levels where you find things. Yep. It’s like a mega version of I SPY. It’s pretty difficult once you get to higher levels. My eyes have gone crossed eyes more times than I can count. It’s highly addictive and it’s hard to not log in after a few hours. Of course, you can’t play all day as you do have a certain amount of energy.

I highly recommend this game if you like puzzles (because finding this is sort of a puzzle, right?)

Favorite Beauty Products

St. Ives 24 hour Deep Restoring Body Lotion

I LOVE this body lotion. I actually stole it from my mom and used it for the majority of the month. I particularly liked this body lotion because of the way it restored and smoothed out my skin. The soles of my feet have taken a rough beating and I hated it. But with the body lotion, my soles have gotten so much better and I’m so grateful. I wasn’t taking care of them before and it’s one of the reasons why they got to such a bad shape. My soles literally felt like sandpaper. Yuck. But it’s all better now thanks to the body lotion! I also really like the smell of it. I use the almond oil scent and just lather it all over my body for smooth and healthy skin.

Baby Lips

I really like this lip balm that rejuvenates and hydrates your lips. It has 20SPF, which is a definite plus considering that I live in one of the hottest places on the planet. I also like that the balm is shiny, adding a sort of glossy finish. It has become my favorite lip balm product and a definite summer essential.

This lip balm product from Maybelline comes in all sorts of different colors and tinted shades. I personally  like the standard lip balm, but I am curious to try a neutral-pinkish-reddish tint in the future.

Finger Paints

Lastly, I am crazy in love with Finger Paints! They have become my favorite nail polish brand. I really like the nail brush and the texture of the polish. It’s not cheap or hard to spread, which is something that I take notice in. I really like the gel summer colors and personally own that green nail polish ^^ I want to really get into the spirit of summer colors and nail polish is how I do that; it’s how I express myself.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’d see that I most likely have my nails pained a different color in every photo. My favorite colors from Finger Paints are Tiffany Imposter and Get Real-Ism, which is a gel mint green and light, shimmering purple.

So those are all my monthly favorites. Quite a doozy, huh? What do you think of the new beauty segment? Let me know in the comments below! Or if you do your own monthly favorite post share the link! I would love to come by and check it out!

June you were good to me. I hope July is just as good or even better 🙂

xx

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  1. I might just make a June Favourites post! But it would be a day late, because I’m lazy, and July 1st is pretty much over where I am 😛

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  2. Love Fall out Boy, have yet to read TFioS and those Finger Paints look fab! Here’s hoping July’s kind to us all 🙂

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    • I really love those Finger Paints! I want to buy so many more. They are a bit pricey, but I love them! And I hope it is kind to us too 😀

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  3. I LOVE the idea behind this post! So cute 🙂

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