Tuesday, 8 July 2014

June Favourites 2014

It has been ages since I published my last favourites post. I hope it isn't too late into July for this post to be coming out... either way, most of these items were used near the end of June and beginning of July, so the list is recent and up to date. So without further ado, let's see if I can still make a proper favourites post!

❀ Fashion ❀

Black Skater Skirt from H&M
I've been wearing super often since spring arrived. I have a bunch of black skirts in my closet simply because they are so  easy to pair with any shirt. I particularly like this skirt because it fits super nicely around my waist and the black belt with gold rings gives a perfect touch to the otherwise neutral skirt.

Grey Baggy T-Shirt from H&M
Before this shirt was even mine, it had its own spot reserved in my closet. I had been hunting so long for a comfortable loose grey shirt to wear over leggings, tuck into jeans, etc. and this one from H&M has been the perfect find. I believe that I found this t-shirt in their basics section and immediately fell in love with it because of the cute accent the little chest pocket added to the plain shirt.

Brown Sandals from Skechers
If any of you have been around for long enough, then you'll remember the pair of sandals I wore practically every day. When I took them out of the box for this summer, I was devastated to find that the glue had worn off. I found this pair of sandals at Globo shoes and even from the first time I tried them on, I could tell that they would be extremely comfortable. Unlike most of the sandals these days, this pair actually has a slightly elevated heel for more support, not to mention that the whole shoe is very well padded. I'm painfully admitting that these shoes are better than my last pair.

XOXO Snapback from Taobao.com
As I mentioned before in my China Haul, I had been looking for a snapback to block out some sun during the summer. Needless to say, I have been wearing this snapback very frequently since a sort of heat wave hit Ottawa near the end of June and the sun here is always very strong in the summer.

❀ Beauty ❀

Cupcake Face Mask from Lush
After hearing my mom rave about the Sacred Truth face mask my sister and I bought her for Mother's Day, we decided to go out and buy another kind to try for ourselves. This supposedly helps clear your skin and take away some oil, and it does every one of those things. Surprisingly, even with the small container, the face mask lasts for many uses. I love using it on nights where I've had to apply some light makeup during the day, or when I've just spent a lot of time in the sun.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen
Yep, you heard right. Dry touch. I can actually apply sunscreen now without feeling disgusting and greasy. That pretty much sells this sunscreen right there, haha... 

Moisture Shampoo by Kirkland
After trying out multiple different kinds of shampoo and conditioners trying to repair the damage my hair received from colour treatment, I was extremely surprised to find that Costco's own brand of shampoo worked best for my hair. I find that it provides enough volume after washing you hair with it, yet it doesn't dry out your hair in the process. The one downside is that they do not have a conditioner to go with this yet.

CC Cream by Clinique
Makeup?!?!? Jenny's actually using makeup? Yep, I finally found the need to put on some makeup in the month of June. With my sister's graduation and prom, my whole family found the opportunity to dress up a little and have some fun. At home, we have three foundation type products. After experimenting with my sister's prom makeup, she settled for a Clinique foundation, but since I was just going to be the photographer for the day, I found that their CC cream almost gave just the same amount of coverage, but was much lighter on the skin.

❀ Food ❀

Organic Cranberry Lemonade
As some of you may know, I love everything citrus... meaning that in the summer, I may as well drown myself in lemonade. So far, I'm really loving the little twist to lemonade by adding some cranberries, and I probably will for the rest of the summer.

Not just strawberries, but I just love berries in general. That is all.

Sour Candy
Sour candy is my Achilles Heel. Okay, it might not be that severe, but I tend to hoard sour candies. I've specifically been loving the sour keys that you can buy in huge tubs from Costco, I've eaten more than I should in the past year.. but there's no stopping yet.

With so much more time on my hands with summer vacation, I have been baking up a storm. So far, I've made more batches of the chocolate chip cookie recipe I posted here and I just tried to make my first ever batch of brownies last night. I think they actually turned out amazing, and I'll be posting the recipe I followed very soon, so keep an eye out for that!

❀ Random ❀

I have an unhealthy habit of playing this game. It isn't even an addiction, it's just that if I'm waiting in line somewhere and have to kill some time, my fingers naturally click on this app. With the new android update including Practice Mode which gives you unlimited undos, I have reached 131 072 after playing it leisurely for the past two months... So I've technically beaten the game.

The perfection is real. I have never watched anything better than Sherlock. I never want this series to end. I might even have to save the very last episode to the day I'm 80 just to make it last. I'm watching it very very  slowly. I'm on episode 2 of season 2 simply because I don't want to join the rest of the fandom in waiting for years  until the next season comes out.

The Fault in Our Stars
I'm sorry that I ever thought this book was overrated. I'm still reading my way through the book, however, I'm taking my time since my heart still needs to recover from watching the movie, lol.

Canon 60D
I HAVE A NEW CAMERA! It's definitely a huge upgrade from what I used to use and it also films videos so I'm super excited to use it to film my short film. I've already been using it a lot for random bits of photography and the photos have turned out amazing. I can't wait to be able to post some more of my photography on this blog with the new camera!

So there's my long overdue favourites post! I hope I still have the touch and I'll see you all soon with a little brownie recipe! :)

What have you been loving in the month of June?


  1. I had this Lush mask couple of months ago, I really liked it, especially the smell! :)
    Miglė x | Meet Me On The Balcony

    1. I was disappointed at first that the mask didn't actually smell like cupcakes, but I agree, it smell amazing anyway! :P

  2. Hiluu! I like your favorites and I've nominated you for The Sunflower Award - You can read more about it here: mazedays.blogspot.dk/2014/07/the-sunflower-award.html xx Have a great day and everything! ^__^

    Cindy | mazedays.blogspot.com