Another month come and gone – and looking back, a shockingly dismal amount of blog post published, a shamefully low number of selfie’s and photo shoots, and a summer mood that is severely behind the times. With a hectic commute home from work and a 6 day gym schedule I’m falling behind on the things that matter most to me; family, friends, and my little online space here. I berate myself for forgetting whats really most important and letting these things slide. My fitness is something I’m doing for myself, and I’m having so much fun with it and finally seeing some results. But I can’t push everything else to the side. Time to strike a balance, and time to make July the best month of 2016 so far. I venture forth into July with a new found determination, attitude, and a genuine happiness (fingers crossed).
But there were a few things that got me through my month of June. Besides long days of work and gym sessions I had a few fun yet hectic weekends out in the sun and seeing as my pasty white skin can’t really handle it I’ve developed quite the attachment to two products. The first is my preventative care with the Banana Boat Sun Comfort SPF 3o Sunscreen Spray. I truly love a spray on sunscreen as there is absolutely nothing worse than the greasy, nasty sunscreen feeling – so instantly dry spray with an SPF of 30 is great!! I’ve also been addicted to, and relying on, the Nivea Sun Soleil SPF 30 lip balm. Burnt lips hurt like hell. But sometimes I get a little lazy on the re-application, or I miss a spot. And for those moments, of which there has been several already this summer, I turn to aloe vera and The Body Shop’s Aloe Body Butter for relief and moisturizing.
But of course, it hasn’t all been about sun and fun. I’d have to say that with very few joys in life recently, there hasn’t been much makeup and beauty product fun occurring. I haven’t made any new purchases and haven’t really had a chance to play around with some of my products. But I have been enjoying a little bit of colour here and there when I get the chance. Especially my most recent lip purchase, MAC Mehr paired with Soar liner, which I wrote all about here. I’ve never had so many compliments on a perfectly subtle everyday lip before!.
What have you been loving the past month? Heres to a great July.