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Four Things I Loved Throughout July (And Then Some)


If you're reading this, you're right: I can't count. It's a basic skill I clearly never picked up throughout my childhood, instead choosing to spend my time learning the lyrics to songs that still take up prime real estate in my brain. All jokes aside, we're talking about five things today, but I also posted a bonus YouTube video this week about my July favorites and it only seemed right to cleverly meld these two things together for a lovely multi-media blog post. Get it, got it, good.

If you want to see a main chunk of my favorites, I'll embed the video right below this little chunk of text. It's mainly about beauty, including one haircare bit, some skincare, and a few miscellaneous makeup items that you may or may not have heard me talk about at some point or another. I also talked a lot about books, so if you don't follow me on Good Reads, you should probably do that because it's the only social media that matters to me right now. I read a total of like, seven or eight books in the past month and a half and only talked about four of them in this video, so like, you should definitely read them. You heard it here first!




But what fun would it be if I just embedded a video into a post and called it a day? I'm going to give like, five bonus favorites, mostly because I forgot to talk about them in the video and no doubt would forget to talk about them in next months favorite, so I should probably just get to it now and just expand upon the June loving and shout out some products and just general things.

YouTube

This is super meta, right? In all seriousness, who would have thought that this would be on my list again? The ironic thing is that (1) I just made a post about checking in on my 2019 goals and when it came to the point of starting YouTube again, I think I just responded to myself with a long series of laughter and (2) I had a blog post planned about questions that I ask myself and one of them was "Will I ever start YouTube again?"

I really didn't think I was going to start it again and even if I was, it definitely wasn't going to be randomly on a weekend in July. Regardless, sometimes you just have to take a leap. I know I talked about it in my post about my abrupt return to YouTube as well as in my re-introductory video, but I needed to start doing something more creative with my life and time and this seemed like a nice foray into something that wasn't just writing blog posts and random freelance pop culture articles. 

Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser

Look, this isn't like other foaming cleansers. Foaming cleansers, historically, can tend to be drying for the skin and reap more consequences than benefits, but this Caudalie cleanser is missing one key ingredient that will strip your skin of its natural moisture: soap. It's light, airy, and is perfect for both my second cleanse or my morning cleanse, especially to refresh my skin on a weekend morning. It has Caudalie's traditional grape smell and is just so pleasant to use!


Makers Collective Mod Shapes Quilt Set


Your eyes are not deceiving you, there is indeed color in my room for the first time in a year. I decided that white bedding was just stressing me out with all of the miscellaneous makeup stains that somehow got everywhere, so I dropped it for this mod quilt set because, well, I don't know. I felt drawn to it based on some home accounts I stumbled upon on Instagram and decided that I, too, wanted a mod bedroom but with zero commitment to the trend. So, I got a reversible quilt and if I decide that I don't want color anymore, the other side is beige, just like my favorite foods and the rest of my wardrobe. It's a win-win situation, truly.

Frigidaire A/C Unit


If you did the mental math there, you are correct in realizing that I didn't have an air-conditioning unit in my apartment for the entire last year and yes I survived. But, alas, with the world ending in 2050, naturally summers are getting hotter and a simple old fan wasn't cutting it anymore. I got the Amazon favorite, the Frigidaire with 5000 BTUs (I don't know what any of this means but it apparently is important for A/C units) which is perfect for my bedroom and cooling down some of the living room when I leave my door open. How did I live without it for so long? I guess you just don't know what you got until it's gone, as Nick Jonas famously once whined.

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