I can’t believe it’s already August. I don’t know what happened in July, but it’s over. I spent it sweating and learning new stuff.
Overall, the month was uneventful. Frink the Frug had a mast tumor removed from his face (around the eye, you can see him squinting in the pic) a few weeks ago. But, he’s doing fine now and has resumed to his regularly scheduled frugly activities such as barking at UPS trucks and shedding on every square inch of the house.
Summary – I’m old and it was hot and this resulted in me complaining a lot. Good news: Frink no longer has a tumor face. He’s gaining weight and being healthy.
Here are some of my favorites from July 2014:
Wearing (fragrance) – It’s been hot and I pretty much repeated my boring rotation from June that includes Monsieur Balmain, Jean Naté and Mugler Cologne. I started craving nag champa like crazy in the middle of the month and would wear a perfume/massage oil at night.
Summary – All the legal pot in the air subconsciously convinced me to wear nag champa.
Wearing (cosmetics, etc.) – Most of this month has been very warm. There has been no point in wearing makeup because it melts off. I’ve had no inspiration either (and I’m still on a cosmetic no-buy). I’ve kept it simple with a sheer wash of shimmer on the lids with minimal makeup. I’m still growing out my hair and I hate its current length. Some of my favorite products this month have included a sheer wash of Josie Maran Coconut Water Eyeshadow in Beach Sand, Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream, Physician’s Formula SPF Solar Powder Bronzer on the cheeks and Aveda Black Malva Conditioner to counteract the pesky red tones that UV rays like to fade my hair to.
Summary – Too hot to care. But, I should get points for trying.
Wearing (clothes) – See above. Too hot to care. I realized that I have no summer clothes and I did have to buy something. I ended up buying two draped dresses (one black and one gray) from Uniqlo for a super cheap price ($10 each). Really hot weather doesn’t last too long here so I didn’t want to “invest” too much. I’ve been wearing these with either Birkenstock Athens in black or a pair of traditional handmade Greek sandals. And with one of my pretty Southwestern silver cuffs. Comfort wins again. Oh, and also UPF clothing rocks. I keep Summerskin Endless Scarf in my backpack and wear it to keep sun off my neck, chest, etc.
Summary – I’m still wearing baggy, black things.
Using (skincare) – I’ve started to use those Korean sheet masks that I bought last month. They feel so good on these hot evenings. I put them in the fridge, then on my face. So refreshing. My skin is hating this heat. It’s not reacting very nicely. This month has been all about the sunscreen and anti-oxidants. And yes, big UPF hats (and scarves).
Summary – I try really hard to protect my complexion from the sun. I even have a parasol. My skin is protesting the heat. I’m too delicate.
Eating/drinking – Berries, berries and more berries. Cherries, cherries and more cherries. I will put up with the heat for this. My beverage of choice – water.
Summary – I love the summer bounty but it’s so hard to stay hydrated. I even wake up with dehydration headaches; it’s like I’m hungover but I had no alcohol. Boo.
Summary – My musical tastes haven’t changed since I was like 11 years old. And I’m fine with that.
Watching – I really haven’t had time to watch anything. And there’s nothing good on TV or in the theaters. I wish I had some brainless show to watch. But, I feel like I’ve already watched all the brainless shows.
Summary – No tube time.
Reading – I wish I could tell you that I read something but I spent the month cramming in books about PHP.
Summary – Learning skills to pay them bills.
Wanting – Air-conditioning, clearer skin and cooler looking hair.
Summary – I spend 75% of the year complaining about the coolness, dampness and darkness and 25% of the time complaining about the heat. It’s possible that I’m a really whiny person.
What were your favorites of June? Did you do anything inspiring? Go anywhere inspiring? Inspire me 🙂