Two posts in one week? Clearly somebody has their life together this week (insert sass emoticon here). In all seriousness though, I’m finally on holidays so instead of my usual Sunday post, I’ll be posting a new blog post every Sunday & Thursday, so mark it in your calendars, folks! (Or you know, don’t, and instead just follow me over on instagram @honey.and.bea and I’ll let ya know)
I can’t believe it’s June already!
It feels like just last week we were celebrating Christmas & the new year, and somehow we’re already halfway through 2017. I feel like such an adult when I complain about how time is going too fast, but it really, truly is!
This month I’ve been loving a lot of different things and I thought I would do a mini collective June Favourites of all my favourite snacks, books, clothing, and beauty bits. I’ll also make sure to link to everything I can find online, so that if you’re interested you can pop over and have a look.
I always find that I’ll go through stages of loving a particular app, and neglecting all of the other 50 million that seem to live on my phone. What am I loving right now you ask? Instagram, of course! I’ve recently rediscovered my love for Instagram, and I’m really loving finding new style, blog, photography and art dedicated accounts to follow and engage with.
I think Instagram is such a great way to connect and share content with people you normally wouldn’t interact with, and there are so many incredible accounts to discover that you never get bored.
I also love creating new content to share on my own Instagram – it definitely gives me another way to express my creativity and personal style!
I’m one of those people who doesn’t really mix up their beauty routine very often, if I find a product I like I tend to stick with it for a long time. Especially perfume. I’ve been using the Chloé perfume for as long as I can remember, but when I received the Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge perfume as a free gift with another purchase, I fell in love!
It’s the perfect subtle, intriguing and distinctly feminine scent, and although it is more on the pricey end of the scale, I definitely recommend it if you’re in the market for a new scent. I’ve already gone online and saved the 2-Piece Limited Edition Set to my wish-list for when my sample bottle runs out, and I’ll definitely be ordering it when it does!
Ok so anyone who knows me knows that I am a major (underlined, bold and italicised for EMPHASIS!!!) bookworm. I read every single day, and I love finding new authors and books to read. Thus I thought I would include my favourite book of all time, which I’m currently in the middle of re-reading, so that you too, can experience the wondrous words of James Patterson in Sam’s Letters to Jennifer.
This book weaves two love stories into one through the letters written by Sam, Jennifer’s Grandmother. It’s poignant, a little heart-breaking, honest, real, and in my opinion, a love story greater than anything the illustrious Mr Sparks himself has written (soz Nicholas, major fan but this book is just so good). I feel like it is such an underrated novel, and more people need to appreciate the story of both Sam & Jennifer.
Sam’s Letters to Jennifer is currently on sale at the Book Depository for $9.95, and if you love anything by Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult or Jill Mansell, I think you would really love this book and I recommend you hop on over and grab yourself a bargain! You won’t regret it.
Also, let me know in the comments or over on Instagram/Twitter, what your all-time favourite books are!
I love trying new trends, and recreating old ones, but one trend that I have been loving for a while now, is the bomber jacket. There are so many diverse options; from cropped to long, to metallic or matte, to literally every colour under the sun. Whatever your style, there is probably a bomber jacket that you will love.
Out of the four that I own, this pale pink bomber jacket with soft, rose gold embroidery is by far my favourite. It’s super light-weight and no where near bulky as other jackets of its kind, which is a plus! I love pairing it with a faux suede mini, a crop top, and black ankle boots for a super cool, effortless vibe. I managed to pick it up for only $35 (it was originally $119) and there are still a heap of sizes left online, which is an incredible price for the quality of this jacket!
I don’t know if coffee counts as a ‘snack’, but I don’t drink it all that often so when I do it always feels like a special lil treat. Lattes have always been my coffee of choice, and only recently have I converted to drinking coconut milk lattes. And Oh. My. Gosh. are they delicious!
Coconut milk is definitely one of those things that you either love or hate, but my super fussy self loves it! I’ve yet to try it in anything else other than coffee (let me know if you have any smoothie recipes with it, I want to try some out!), but I will never go back to drinking my usual skinny lattes now that I’ve had a coconut latte!
If you’re feeling like you want to switch up your coffee order, or try something new, definitely give a coconut latte a try!
So, there you have it!
My June favourites! I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and definitely let me know what you’ve been loving this month (book recommendations, please!), I love reading your comments and discovering new products & items.
Hope you have fabulous week,