I’ve been really busy traveling, settling in and entertaining family. This means that EauMG was put on the back burner for a while. A lot has happened so I thought you guys would like an update.
In May, I went down to Tennessee to visit family and to drive the dogs up to New Jersey. This week long trip turned into one that was much longer, but I felt like I needed to stick around. I ended up visiting family and helping out with a few things. The frugs were happy to see me but they had definitely put on a few extra pounds. They go to the South for a few months and then turn into tubs of lard. Oh, well.
I was so ready to be back to something that felt like “home”. I drove from Nashville to Jersey City with Frink and Moxi in the backseat and my sister in the front. The drive was really boring. And I swear West Virginia and Pennsylvania do nothing for roadkill, or maybe they do and it was a really busy roadkill season.
In June, everyone ever came to visit my not-really-settled-in-home home. This was an entire month of playing tourist in my backyard, a backyard that I’m not that familiar with. I did a lot of the tourist stuff like visited the Statue of Liberty (not worth the long wait, in my opinion) and was an audience member of “The View”, Marky Mark was a guest. We visited museums and went down to the Shore. It was fine, but I’m so ready for the first “normal” month in a long time. I’ve warmly welcomed July into my life.
I’m combining my favorites from May and June since those months ran together in my mind anyway:
Wearing (fragrance) – When I was in Tennessee, I only packed a few fragrance samples. These samples were fresh “colognes” like Chanel Allure Homme Sport. This stuff works in humidity. I’ve wore similar scents like Juliette Has a Gun Gentlewoman, Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, Atelier Orange Sanguine and Mugler Cologne. Oh, and I turned my sisters onto Tom Ford Black Orchid. I think this was a good thing to do.
Summary – It’s summer. This is when I wear “boring” citrus and citrus blossoms. This is what I like to wear.
Wearing (cosmetics, etc.) – When I went to Tennessee, I only packed a few things. My eye makeup was Ulta Rose Gold Palette and my lips were either Colour Pop Brills or the L’Oreal shade I emptied last month. My sisters are really into color cosmetics as much as I am so we did too much shopping when they were in town. Right now I’m into metallic eyeshadows, creamy textures and purple and gray-ish lip colors like MAC Stone. Oh, and I bought the L’Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Nude 1 and really recommend it if you like neutral eye shades.
Summary – Apparently this makeup obsession is genetic.
Wearing (clothes) – I’m trying really hard to figure out how to dress in hot weather while still looking presentable. It’s not easy. Most days I’m rather bummy in Uniqlo black cropped jeans and a baggy James Perse t-shirt. And my other silhouette is culottes and silk cropped tops. I’m all about baggy, ugly clothes. Oh, and I found out New Jersey has an Eileen Fisher outlet. I’ve added so many more baggy, ugly clothes to my wardrobe because of this.
New York has also did this weird thing to me. I wear sneakers now because I average 8-9 miles of walking a day. So, things like my Nike Internationalist have been wonderful. I’m a sneaker person now.
Summary – I thought NYC would inspire my fashions in new ways. Instead, it’s just brought out all my other old habits of dressing like a reject art professor/cult leader but now in sneakers! Oh, and I’m also not used to raining in summer. I’m sick of that. In Seattle, it rains all year BUT we’re free from it in the summer.
Using (skincare) – My skin is finally being good again. Thank you, dermatology! I’ve been wearing mineral sunscreen. I like Neutrogena Pure & Free in the summer because it’s lightweight and I can apply it over makeup too. My skin has been dry though so I’ve actually had to bust out the heavier creams that I usually don’t use in the summer.
Summary – I’m so happy that my skin is being good. It’s almost been a year, so yeah, this is a big deal for me.
Eating/Drinking – When I was in the South, I only ate stuff like beans and greens, hot chicken and tamales. Because I’ve played hostess, we ate out a lot. I’m actually really sick of eating out. So, I’ve tried to stay in and cook stuff like beans and greens, hot chicken and tamales.
Summary – I’ve been reminded that we would have starved to death as kids if it weren’t for pinto beans.
Listening – Not much. I had to drive a lot and didn’t have any music which I know sounds insane these days. But, I didn’t. This meant that I listened to the radio and I heard Fetty Wap “Trap Queen” like a thousand and fifteen times. I swear, I can recite this entire song in my sleep now.
Summary – I don’t think he’s rapping about a fancy Viking stove or Le Creuset.
Watching – So, my sisters introduced me to Supernatural. Why am I just now watching this? This is the sort of ish that I love. Predictable but in the best way possible. Plus, shots of the beauty that is British Colombia.
Summary – Seriously, why am I just now watching this?
Reading – I started reading “Twilight”. No, not that Twilight! It’s a novel by William Gay. I didn’t finish it because it was too much to read while in a remote 150+ year old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere Tennessee. So, then I just read Amiri Baraka poetry because it seemed like the thing to do and well, it was around.
Summary – I miss reading. I should start doing that again.
Wanting – I want something to feel a little more stable. I want a regular routine. Can you believe I’m saying that?
Summary – I want to be boring. Yep, I said it. So, my goal for July is to be chill. I want to chill with the frugs in my lap and read books and go see all the art exhibits that I want to see.
What were your favorites from June? Did you do anything inspiring? Go anywhere inspiring? Eat anything inspiring?