June 2016 ♥ Monthly Favorites

My favorites for the month of June video is up for viewing (and also at the bottom of this page) even though mother nature did her best to interrupt me as I filmed. However, some of these items just did not get the time nor clarity they deserved. Here is a bit more information on the items, including some new photos and views:

Batiste Dry Shampoo A Hint of Color - Light & Blonde

"Batiste Light and Blonde banishes oily roots and boosts body giving dull, lifeless hair the make over it needs without any water. A hint of color complements light and blonde hair tones and helps blend in root -re-growth of colored, tinted or bleached hair. A quick burst revitalizes hair leaving it feeling clean and fresh. No need to worry about skipping a shampoo."

I love this product as I sometimes hate washing my hair daily and need a refresh before going out. I can just push up my fair and flip it around as I spray to give it a volumized refresh. 

The hint of color also helps to make my hair look even more prepped for the day. I'm a big fan of this product and it has been used quite a bunch throughout June.

Ariel Women's Cosplay Racerback Tank and Boxer Sleep Set

This cute little pajama set from Walmart surpassed my expectations, especially for the price. The ensemble is very soft and comfortable for sleeping in, especially on a warm summer night.

I just love the design of how the shorts match the bottom of the tank with a fin look. This is such a cute top as well that I would even consider wearing it to the parks and show it to Ariel.

After all, life is better "under the sea."

I absolutely love this set for the summer as the bed can sometimes get a little too warm with pants on. This is a perfect summer night set.

And it makes me miss Disney and wish I was back and "part of that world."


Well... I have an obsession with stationary notecards. And some of these were just too cute to pass up. Besides the Bee Happy ones (from Charming Charlie's) and the 60 pack of multi-colors (from Michael's), the cards were purchased from Target's $1 section and Walmart.

Stationary notecards are just so much fun to have as I feel the letter-sending days have decreased and are almost completely gone. I love receiving hand-written notes and letters from friends and family. There is nothing quite like opening a card and seeing a personalized letter that you know took longer than typing on a keyboard.

Bee Happy Notecards

These cards are just so cute! In my sorority, my family line name was "Bee" family. Anything "bee" reminds me of my days with my big and little, and now grandlittle, hanging out and making memories in-between and after class.

Rose Gold

My latest obsession for jewelry and accessories is rose gold. I just love the color because it is not too flashy and seems sort of vintage-esque.

It was very hard to shoot these objects due to the focusing of the glitter rose gold. Most pictures were out-of-focus and just did not do these pieces well. I highly recommend checking them out online or in-person at the store.

Rose Gold Bracelet

This is a cute clip-around bracelet that snaps together and provides for an easy slip-on bracelet. The rose gold glitter matches the necklace below.

Rose Gold Necklace

This necklace matches the bracelet above while also having a few accents the bracelet does not. The photos do not do the color justice as they are so stunning.

Charming Charlie's also has this in silver as well. It describes the necklace as "Stardusted bars and shiny, graduated panels fan out in this chic bib necklace."

Rose Gold Watch

The last rose gold item I show in my video is this watch. My only concern for this item is that it is a little large for my wrist. I have no clue if I can adjust this type of style but I love it regardless. It is a great accessory item to pull together the accents of rose gold while also allowing me to glance at the time at work.

This is nowhere near my full collection of rose gold jewelry as if I showed all of it, this blog post or video would never end.


Art of Coloring Disney Princess

"Relax, and let the creativity flow through you. Whether a skilled artist or an everyday dabbler of drawings and doodles, fans of all ages will enjoy these stunning pen-and-ink illustrations of beautiful landscapes, elaborate patterns, and memorable characters from Disney's hit animated feature films featuring the Disney Princesses. The lovely packaging includes a board cover with double metallic foil stamping."
This coloring book is one of my absolute favorites. It is beautiful and truly brings out the Disney magic. Helping the colorer to relax and be creative, this book has simple to intricate designs that can feel like a coloring book from days of young to detailed designs for the adult.  

I have not yet colored most of the book so I only included a few pages that I have touched with color and a couple that have yet to be turned to. 

I love how this princess coloring book includes all of the princesses, including those who usually are left out such as Pocahontas and Mulan. 

Gah! I cannot exclaim just how much I love this coloring book. If you are a Disney kid at heart, I highly recommend this line of the adult coloring books.

Hamilton: The Revolution

Oh, Hamilton. Who would have thought that a 261 year-old name would become so present in today's pop culture. This musical has taken over my life and allowed me to fall back in love with musical theater. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda created something magical after spending six years working on this show and staring as the title character until July 9th. Hamilton really is revolutionary. It reminds Americans where we came from, especially with the topic of color and race.

The edges of the pages in this book almost feel parchment-like. They are messy and interesting to touch, feeling--what would I imagine to be--like old-fashioned paper that Hamilton would not stop writing on.

I'm also obsessed with some of the cast members besides Lin, such as Phillipa Soo, who played Eliza until her departure July 9th.

She always seemed to be a class-act and exactly fit who the character of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was portrayed as through the narrative.

Phillipa Soo is what the Internet now refers to as a "precious cinnamon bun." Nothing describes her better because she is just so beyond sweet, perfect, and talent we all desire to have.

Her song, "Burn," is one of my absolute favorites. In an interview, she said the song is her constantly on the edge of emotion without breaking. That's a hard thing to portray.

This textbook of Hamilton information includes hilarious footnotes by Lin-Manuel Miranda. My favorite has to be his discussion of "Take a Break." Hamilton and Angelica Schuyler, Eliza's sister, used to correspond and write letters. (Some say they had an intellectual affair.) Lin noticed that they would slip commas in the sentences and change the entire meaning.

Lin's footnote is: "Comma sexting. It's a thing. Get into it."

And it makes me smirk or laugh every time I read it.

Only Lin-Manuel Miranda can use his powers of influence to encourage young adults and teens to understand the importance of commas and how placing it in the wrong area can change the whole "meaning of a phrase."

Javier Muñoz is also focused on in this book. He and Lin would switch places in rehearsal to understand the role and certain needed movements just right. He also followed Lin in the main role in In The Heights.

Javier also is a strong sensation that the world is lucky to still have. He was diagnosed with cancer in October and had to go through surgery and radiation. He returned to Hamilton this past January.  
The book also provides historical documents to back up parts of the musical. Here, to the left, is the Reynolds Pamphlet, a written document by Alexander Hamilton that has its own song in the show.

The historical accuracy of this musical speaks volumes as to why it may be so popular. Sure, there are leniencies here or there but without them, the show would be ten hours long.

The lyrical format of the show's numbers are beautifully designed around iconic photographs of the musical. This one is of the Act One finale called "Non-Stop."

And below is a photograph without words as it does not need the lyrics or any description. This is the final moment of the show:

Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?

The June Favorites video is available here:

Hugs, kisses and thanks for reading/watching! ♥

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