What I read: September 2021

What I read: September 2021

September proved to be a BIG month of reading for me! Though, to be fair, a few of the books I technically started in August.

From fantasy to science fiction to extreme athletes, my book choices were all over the place this month.

Here’s the list:
-Deep Work by Cal Newport
-Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
-Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
-Verity by Colleen Hoover
-Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
-Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor
-Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller
-The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig
-Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
-Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

Let’s get into those reviews!

My favorite FREE meditation app

My favorite FREE meditation app

Have you ever noticed the more you try to fight an idea, the more it fights back?

Like let’s say you hate carrots and refuse to eat them, and then suddenly, you start seeing articles spouting the health benefits of carrots everywhere? (Maybe, you have no idea what I’m talking about and that’s OK too.)

But this is the relationship I have with meditation.

I hate the idea of being quiet, sitting still, and focusing on my breath. Yet, all of the life-changing benefits of practicing meditation keep popping up for me.

What I read: August 2021

What I read: August 2021

I feel like I’ve been on a reading roll lately!

In August, I read an entire trilogy, listened to a 23-hour long audiobook, and finished a book I’ve been reading since April.

Here’s the list:
-Big Macs & Burgundy by Vanessa Price
-Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
-The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
-Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
-Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
-Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
-10% Happier by Dan Harris

Let’s get into those reviews!

BEAUTY REVIEW: BYBI Strawberry Booster Facial Oil

BEAUTY REVIEW: BYBI Strawberry Booster Facial Oil

My personal quest to find the best facial oil continues and in today’s post I’m sharing what could be a very strong contender!

I stumbled across the BYBI Strawberry Booster facial oil during a trip to Target. (Yes, it was one of those trips to Target where I needed one thing, but left with many, many more.) The packaging definitely caught my eye as it’s a mix of hot pink and light pink with gold lettering, which gives off a very chic appearance.

August 2021: What I’m Into

August 2021: What I’m Into

I always find August to be such a weird month.

It’s back-to-school for kids and feels like the unofficial end of summer. Yet (here in Florida at least), summer is still going strong with plenty of sun, humidity, and HOT temperatures. I’m excited about the upcoming change in season and holidays being on the horizon, but I also feel sad that I didn’t get out to the beach or pool as much as I wanted.

Does anyone else feel like this??

Given the whole summer ending/fall beginning vibes, I wanted to share a new round-up of my favorite things right now!

What I read: July 2021

What I read: July 2021

July proved to be another strong month of reading for me!

I didn’t break my record (looking at you, July 2020), but I managed to squeeze in seven books this month featuring a good mix of fiction and non-fiction choices:

Malibu Rising
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba
The Rejection That Changed My Life
The Maidens
I Was Told There’d Be Cake
People We Meet on Vacation

Let’s get into those reviews!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Acupressure Mat & Pillow

PRODUCT REVIEW: Acupressure Mat & Pillow

I love the idea of acupuncture.

As someone that carries a lot of tension in my shoulders and upper back, the idea of being able to release that tension while also experiencing other physical and emotional benefits sounds incredible in theory.

But there’s a big problem… I don’t like needles.

That’s why I’ve been intrigued by the idea of acupressure mats for some time as the mats feature plastic massage nodes instead of needles. So, a few weeks ago, I finally made the plunge and bought one.

What I read: June 2021

What I read: June 2021

I hope everyone is having a good summer so far! Between a vacation (finally!!) and just relaxing, I’ve been a little late in getting my June reads posted. I had a good mix going on this month with both fiction and non-fiction included.