JULY 2020 FAVORITES!
I haven't done a favorites post since last year. It's not that I haven't had any new discoveries...I just have been focusing on creating other ideas, which have kept my mind busy and freshly inspired.
However, July is perfect for sitting down and sharing with you a few highlights in my life because I love the summer and in many ways I've had an interesting month. It has been unpredictable, fun, sunny and really worth documenting. How fun would it be to look back on this post in a year or two and see what I have been loving? Also, I'm super curious to know what you have been loving as well, so don't be shy to share your thoughts with me!!!😉
In a way, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about this month because summer is slowly slipping away. I wish I could magically freeze this season. I can't get enough of the hot days, the vibrant colors, the fun summer getaways, the music that keeps my heart beating...TODO!💛
Here I am...saying goodbye to July with these awesome experiences and new favorites I've made!
1. Climbed The Highest Peak At Mountain Charleston
This one is a WILD one, guys! I swear it was so extreme that I'm still recovering.
Out of the blue, my sister and I climbed the highest peak at Mountain Charleston and it was all her fault.🤣 Hear me out!
So almost every weekend we go on hiking trips, ones that are bearable, fun and don't make me feel like I can't breathe. Well, this past weekend, things turned out differently. We endured on a hike that I will honestly NEVER, EVER repeat. I don't know yet if I should be happy or cry about it because it was everything we didn't plan or expect. But what can you do? Life is a climb! hahaha
While we climbed I begged my sister we stop. She never listens to me!!! After eight hours of steep uphill climbing we were on top of the world. Keep in mind with only a backpack of three bottles of water and two energy bars. I know we are LOCAS! Somehow this keeps repeating...being unprepared! I don't even know what more to say!
Turns out this is the highest mountain in Clark Country and Spring Mountain at 11,916 feet high. It took us a full day...from 9 am to 7 pm. It's difficult to even put it into words. All I can say is it completely challenges you not only physically, but also mentally. Thankfully we had one another to help us keep going, so we make it out alive!💕
2. Drunk Elephant Set🐘
This is one of my absolute favorite brands. I've used a lot of their face serums and eye creams. If you can recall, I even included them in previous favorite posts. This time I wanted to try their shampoo, conditioner and body cleanser for the first time. Literally, the best trio for a shiny, healthy, nurtured hair and body!!!
If you aren't familiar with Drunk Elephant, I beg you to check it out. You can find it at Sephora! This set of products I've been using throughout the month of July. I couldn't have asked for anything better. I will definitely continue using this trio in August too! Will have to repurchase it soon as I have tiny bit left.
3. "Sh*t Your Ego Says" by James McCrae
Not only my favorite book for this month, but my overall favorite for this year so far. It will definitely make a positive difference in your life, especially now with the way this year has evolved.
So many times and in so many ways, our egos make us feel less than. It keeps fighting for our attention and tries to wash away things that we have spend years building. To overcome your ego and learn the tricks it can play on you, I recommend you give this book a read. Plus, it's written in a very compelling way...I finished it in three days!😱
I loved the stories the author shares in this book. As well as the thought process, which we can all relate to because it's something each one of us faces in our daily lives. Some days are easier, other days are more challenging!
Enjoy the read!📚
4. Scarf As Tops and Hair Accessory
Something else I have been loving in July is making use of all my scarves. I've been using them as a hair accessory. Just wrap a pretty scarf around your high-bun as many times as you want. I like leaving the ends fly in the wind a bit.
The bigger scarves I've been wearing as a tube top. All you have to do is fold the fabric into a triangle, tie the two ends around your back and you've got a cute top. Literally, it's so fun and looks great because I've got these cute print scarves, which otherwise I don't use often. Now they're out in the open, not collecting dust in my closet. hahaha!
How do you wear your scarves? Have you tried something else other than wrapping it around your neck?
5. Home Decor
This has taken a bit more time as my sister and I have tried to rearrange and make something enjoyable out of every room in our apartment. There is a bit more left to go, but it's coming together nicely. I quiet like the tropical and seaside vibes we've decided to go for. Plus, we've added more plants to make each room feel more like an outdoor oasis. Once we're completely done, I'll share in a future post, my ideas on ways to refresh your own home on a budget. Would you be interested in seeing that?
Personally, wall art is my favorite part. It adds personal touches! Whenever you walk into a room, you can tell a lot about a person from their wall decor. Their personality shines from the wall...hahaha if you know what I mean!
Here we are! We've reached the end of my monthly favorites. What are some of yours?...please share them in the comments below!🥰
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