Summer is here, and so are my monthly favorites for June! I haven’t been really leaving my house much this month, because I sadly don’t have a job *yet,* so most of these favorites are things I’ve been using to improve my lifestyle at home. I hope you guys find this list helpful and interesting!
Health & Beauty | Love Beauty and Planet
As some of you have probably noticed, I recently dyed my hair a very intense, dark red. I really love the way red looks on me, but the only downside is that red washes out so easily and quickly! That being said, it’s really important to me that I use a shampoo that is gentle and safe for color-treated hair. I’ve been really loving this shampoo because it is both of those things, and it’s also vegan and cruelty-free! I came across this bottle at Star Market on sale for about six dollars, so of course, I knew it was a no-brainer to give it a try. It smells absolutely delicious, and like I said, it’s not too strenuous or damaging on my hair color. I’ll definitely be buying this brand again in the future.
Apps | Boston T
It’s amazing to me that I’ve been riding the T for almost four years, and I had no idea that this app even existed. Because I don’t have a car, I have to rely on public transportation to get everywhere, and that can be really stressful when you’re a woman living on your own. I like this app because it helps me to have a better understanding of where the T is at all times, and that makes me feel so much safer when I’m traveling on my own. I imagine that every major city with a public light rail probably has a version of this app, so if you live near the city, I think having a public transit app is extremely useful and worth the space on your phone.
TV & Movies | Lenox Hill
I actually don’t really lean towards medical shows or movies, but when my housemate put this on in our living room, I actually got immediately sucked into it and heavily invested in it. Lenox Hill is an extremely popular hospital in New York City, and this particular docu-series focuses on three departments of the hospital: neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology. It was so emotional and intimate at times- following the lives of select patients and doctors- and it was also extremely interesting from a scientific standpoint. If you’re looking for a new show to devour on Netflix, I really loved watching Lenox Hill and I was so sad when it ended. I hope they decide to produce a second season!
TV & Movies | Queer Eye
Speaking of shows to devour on Netflix, who else has been tearing through the newest season of Queer Eye? I love feel-good movies and television, so Queer Eye has been my go-to for the past few weeks. I like to watch this show while I’m working on my journal making process- it makes the tedious book binding go by so much faster when I have something to watch while I do it. My favorite episode thus far is when the Fab Five visits Marcos, the kind-hearted, hard-working Mexican immigrant who’s trying to launch his seafood restaurant. I seriously cried like a baby after his daughter came back to help him open the restaurant- anyone else?
Style | Tie-dye
Like many of the other young folks right now, I’ve been really into the tie dye design and style right now. I recently bought a gnarly Grateful Dead-themed tie dye at my favorite thrift store, which I’ve talked about before, but I’ve also been really into bleach tie-dying clothes myself. In the summertime, it’s more important for me to stay comfortable than it is to stay stylish, so most days, I’ll just throw on a tie-dye t-shirt and be done with it. I’d also love to invest in some other tie-dye things, such as pajama sets, tank tops, etc.
Health & Beauty | Butter Bronzer
Considering I’m such a heavily-invested makeup lover, it might come as a surprise to many of you that I’ve never tried the famous Butter Bronzer before now. I think part of the reason why is because I always loved to look as pale as possible when I got into makeup- particularly when I was going through my weird goth phase. However, even though I still do enjoy looking pale, I’ve found that bronzer does help to sculpt out my face a bit and make me look somewhat more alive and beachy in the summertime. It also smells absolutely amazing, as I’m sure most of you already know! I can’t get enough of this bronzer, and I’ve started recommending it to everybody.
I hope you guys enjoyed this article and found some inspiration from my monthly favorites! Have you been trying out any of these trends? Let me know in the comments.