April Rewind

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it feels like just yesterday…

I started blogging again and was sharing with you all my Three Month Rewind. April has definitely had its ups and downs. While it’s easy to dwell in all the downs, today I’m here to focus on all of the ups and highlight all the wonderful things that have happened this month.

Highlights

In April, I started blogging again. I came out to my co-workers who. I enjoyed a lovely breakfast outside in the sweet sunshine with Aarron at Trail Coffee Roasters. I tweeted about almost breaking into tears listening to “Past Life” by Maggie Rogers while driving on my way to work one day and Maggie Rogers liked my tweet. I spent most of my Saturday at the Stockmarket where I ate delicious food, tried to keep my dress from flying up, and bought another plant to add to my slowly growing jungle. I went to Jackie’s birthday brunch where I got way too high and way too drunk. I created some of the best content that I’ve created since blogging with blog posts like Seeing Spots, Not So Cool, and It Was All Yellow. I had my first ever facial courtesy of Jamie Camara at Bella Vita Beauty Bar. Game of Thrones returned and Beyoncé.

what i wore

I bought the GRECERELLE Casual Loose Pocket Long Dress Short Sleeve Split Maxi Dresses in both black and grey off Amazon about a year ago after seeing my friend Ana rave about them on her blog and Instagram. I wore them a few times and then they stayed stashed away in my closet until recently when I was fully prepared to give them away. Until, one morning before work when I was searching my closet for something to wear. I decided to give this t-shirt dress another try. I’m so glad I decided not to give them away. See how I style mine in my blog post Not So Cool. On my lips, I’ve been wearing Colourpop’s Ultra Blotted Lips. This is hands down my favorite Colourpop lip formula. I love that it gives your lips a matte, but semi-natural looking lip because it’s blotted out. My favorite shades are Vitamin Sea, Zuma, Soda Pop, Slide, Cherry On Top, and Bit-O Sunny which is the lip color I was wearing in It Was All Yellow. On my nails I’ve been wearing Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Nail Color. Prior to this, I was wearing acrylic gel nails which were so damaging to my real nails. While I miss having long nails, I knew I needed to give my nails a break and allow them to regrow. I love the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color because just as the name implies it dries quickly and I really love its thick brush which makes painting them so much easier.

What I Bought

I added a new plant baby to my ever growing jungle. I knew going to the Stockmarket that I was going to buy myself a plant from Rustic Garden. The question was which one was I going to buy? I’ve had my eye on a fig tree plant for awhile now, but I don’t quite think I’m prepared to own one. I was having a hard time deciding on which one to get as Rustic Garden keeps such a beautiful inventory of plants when I stumbled upon a Christmas cactus. I’ve been wanting to add a cactus to my jungle for awhile now. It was the plant I didn’t knew I needed.

Where i shopped

Earrings are my favorite accessory to wear which is why I was so happy to have discovered MyrandaE’s shop. One of my goals for this year was to support more small businesses and I especially love supporting women and their small businesses. Myranda’s shop is filled with so many incredible pieces. You can shop her items here or here. Another shop that I’ve been loving this past month is Boohoo. They have some quality pieces for a prices you can’t beat like the dress I featured in It Was All Yellow. I’ve linked some items that I’ve recently purchased from their shop down below. Another great feature on Boohoo’s website is that you have the option of using Afterpay as payment. Afterpay allows you the option of making four equal payments interest free over a period of time. This is especially useful if you’re making larger purchases.

Who I Listened To

There are three albums that I’ve been listening to this past month and they are Heard It In A Past Life by Maggie Rogers, Cuz I Love You by Lizzo, and Free Spirit by Khalid. My favorite songs off Heard It In A Past Life are “Give A Little,” “Retrograde,” “The Knife,” “Burning,” “On + Off,” and “Say It.” My favorite songs off Cuz I Love You are “Juice,” “Tempo (feat. Missy Elliot),” “Like A Girl,” and “Lingerie.” My favorite songs off Free Spirit are “Bluffin’,” “Alive,” and “Outta My Head (feat. John Mayer).” For podcasts, I recommend that you listen to Incorrigibly Sound with Mishal Moore. My favorite time of day to listen to it is in the morning when I’m getting ready for my day. Listening to Mishal has been incredibly healing for me and listening to Incorrigibly Sound every week has become part of my daily self-care routine.

What I Downloaded

I recently discovered that my usual self-care routine and techniques were failing. The way I was taking care of myself wasn’t working anymore and I needed to readjust. That’s when I downloaded Headspace to help with my daily meditation. You can download it here.

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