A lot of beauty bloggers do these cool “Favorites” videos/posts. I think they talk about what they bought that month. If I did that, it would be boring. “Hey, LOOK at all this stuff that I didn’t buy!” or “Hey, you like this linen duvet and kilim that I bought?” Instead, I want to talk about the things that I craved this month (which may cover a few things that I bought).
It’s also a good way to communicate. I like to talk about what is inspiring me and what I’ve been in the “mood” for…which does relate back to my reviews and perfume posts.
In June, we got back from Turkey and immediately moved. Moving is really annoying. I like for things to have a place and be organized and here we are a month later and I’m still not sure where stuff is. I was also sick and unable to sniff a thing for two weeks. Frink and Moxi were both sick with allergies, they were pitiful and also not adjusting to the move. They were losing fur and their eyes were extra puggy-buggy. I got rid of a lot of stuff (read more about that in my June Empties).
Summary – June wasn’t that fun and it was a rainy Pride.
In June I was craving:
Wearing (fragrance) – My summer perfume choices are so boring but I find living and working without a/c (and taking mass transit) that I like boring, fresh scents. This is the time of the year when I wear Jean Naté, Mugler Cologne, Balmain Monsieur Balmain and 4711.
Summary – For a person that claims to dislike citrus perfumes, I sure do own and wear a lot of citrus perfumes…
Wearing (cosmetics, etc) – It’s been a weird one for me because I’ve been channeling some of that 90’s Calvin Klein-ish/Helmut Lang-ish minimalism. I’ve been wearing minimal no shadow/no liner with volumizing mascara, nude cream blush and brown lipstick. AND slicking my hair back like Christy Turlington in a Calvin Klein ad (and sadly looking like Michael Myers from the Halloween series). Some of my most used products: Essence I Heart Extreme Volume Mascara, NARS Matte Multiple in Altai, Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Cocoa (um, I’ve been wearing this shade since the 90’s) and Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel. I wouldn’t say it’s a glamorous look for me but I will say it’s an easy one and I value that right now.
Summary – I’m trying to have a cool look while growing out my hair which is at an awkward, non-stylish length.
Wearing (clothes) – I purged a ton of stuff and realize that I hate summer clothes in general. And I don’t want to buy any. I did buy two things to replace worn out items – Sou Sou Flying Squirrel Capelet in black (seriously, how do I resist a name like that) and a pair of Eileen Fisher Slouchy Silk Pants in black (that I wear too much). Nothing exciting, just my same ‘ole boring baggy comfy clothes in boring ‘ole black.
Summary – At least Man Repellers dress for other women.I swear I really dress for myself which just so happens to look like I dress for ninjas, cult leaders and Berkeley politicians.
Using (skincare) – Same ‘ole skincare but I did buy some Korean sheet masks (pre-made and just the plain sheets so I can DIY).I’m also loving the blog, Skin & Tonics since we have the same skin type and her skin is perfect.
Summary – I’ve decided to add more to my skincare routine because that shows my dedication, right? 9 products in the morning and 8 at night weren’t enough. MORE!
Eating/drinking – The produce has reminded me why I like summer – cherries, raspberries, blueberries, green plums and zucchini. The new place has room for a grill so we’ve been enjoying grilled tomatoes and eggplant every evening. I’ve been drinking doogh (mint yogurt drink). We’ve been buying it by the gallon.
Summary – Life is good.
Listening: Disco. When the going gets tough, the tough listen to Sylvester and Donna Summer.
Summary – I sang these at karaoke and had a cocktail that seemed like it was created by a 6 year old. It was named after Sanrio characters. The floors in the private karaoke room were sticky. Eww.
Watching: Orange is the New Black Season 2. And now I have to wait another year. Ugh.
Summary – I watched an entire season of a rad TV show in a week.
Reading: Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch”. I saw her read from this last year in Seattle before she won the Pulitzer Prize. She has amazing hair and little suits. I’m just now getting to reading it, sad huh?
Summary – I don’t read enough. Donna Tartt is hot.
Wanting: A place that is completely “moved in” and organized.
Summary – Moving sucks.
What were your favorites of June? Did you do anything inspiring? Go anywhere inspiring?