It’s the end of June! Where did all that time go?
I said the same thing in April when I did my April Recap and Favourites but honestly, time is flying so much faster than it ever had in my life. I don’t remember the last 3 months, it was like as if it all crammed into 2 weeks.
Recap and Reflection –
June was a month of many ups and downs. I moaned about my skin back in April and sadly in June, it has gotten worse. It might be due to the fact that I’ve been wearing more masks and eating more crisps, but the cystic acne on my cheeks has been really getting me down. One of the best things to happen to me in June was that –
I STARTED MY COURSE OF ACCUTANE! I am so so so happy about it! Would anyone like to see any posts about my accutane journey? Let me know in the comments!
I also went back to work in the middle of June. It was nuts.
We were incredibly busy with calling people. On the first day of work, I made about 200 calls myself and I’m sure my colleagues did about the same. It was incredibly stressful, and having to wear a mask for 8 hours straight for the first time in my life was very hard. I was hot and sweaty the entire day, and I felt my skin was going to get worse. It did. When I went home and took my mask off, my makeup had practically melted off my face and my cystic acne spots were out in full glory.
The Black Lives Matter movement also took off in May-June and for good reason. Never stop talking about it. Never stop sharing Instagram posts and stories. Never stop educating. I am still posting on my stories to help more people learn, and also to advocate for minorities. Being a person of colour myself, I feel this is very important. Here are some valuable and powerful links for you to visit and help in any way you can.
- A massive Google Doc on #BlackLivesMatter links
- Black Lives Matter links (USA)
- Black Lives Matter links (UK + Ireland)
- A thread of petitions you can sign if you can’t donate
I also missed my boyfriend more than ever!
He was supposed to come to Singapore to spend 2 weeks with me at the end of May into June but with everything going on in the world right now, it was obviously impossible. We haven’t rescheduled a new date yet and our hotel booking is still hanging in the air, but we hope we can in the upcoming months. I haven’t seen him since December which is the 2nd longest break we’ve ever taken apart, the longest was 9 months back in 2017.
To all the long distance couples out there, I feel you, and I know it hurts. Especially now.
On a fantastic note, I surpassed my personal blog view goal of 600 and reached a total of 1,261 views this month!
The reason why I set 600 views as my June goal was because in May, I reached 500. I didn’t want to set my expectations too high, so I wanted a little more than May’s views. To my surprise, my view count doubled my goal. So, thank you everyone who ever reads my blog. Writing has always been a passion of mine and I am so glad to be able to do it on this platform.
I love you all.
June Favourites –
New Cerave buys!
I had to order these product online and of course it was because of watching Hyram’s Tik Toks and YouTube videos. Cerave is sadly quite expensive in Singapore so I’ll be using these very sparingly but so far I love it!
Both items don’t leave a greasy feel on the skin which I absolutely hate as someone with oily skin, and it also doesn’t feel stripping. I used to use 2 different types of cleansers, a dryer one in the day and a moisturising one at night but since getting the Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, it’s all I’ve been using and I’m trying to make that as consistent as possible so that I can tell whether or not it has been working. I’d say it’s good, but I haven’t seen a drastic improvement with my skin yet. As long as it doesn’t break me out, it’s generally a good sign for me. I would highly rate this for people who struggle with oily skin. It is also fragrance free!
The Cerave SA Lotion I bought specifically for my arms and legs because of my ‘strawberry’ skin. Once again, not much of a difference just yet, but I am going to keep using it as I do like how it feels on my skin.
My Phone Case Addiction
Over the course of the past 2 months, my phone case collection has grown dramatically. I’ve gone from having maybe 5 phone cases which is already excessive to a grand number of… 18 PHONE CASES!
All were below $4 each which is what made me want to buy more. Also I will never get bored of it as I can wear a different one every day of the week (twice!). Let me know if you’re also a phone case collector as I don’t think I’ve known anyone to own more than 2 phone cases so it really makes me think I have a problem. Also let me know if you’d like to see a haul!
Jeffrey Epstein : Filthy Rich on Netflix
I randomly picked this docu-series to watch on Netflix as I loooove watching crime content, and I had of course been following the Jeffrey Epstein stories for awhile. This was an extremely well thought-out documentary, with real clips and real audio which made it all the more true to life. I would highly recommend ANYONE to watch it and be educated about the crimes that people of power commit and are able to get away with. You will be surprised at some of the names mentioned in this series.
Zoom Call with my flatmates from University
Our timezones aligned one day and myself and my 3 flatmates from university finally came together and had a group Zoom catch up! We hadn’t properly called and chatted in ages, we usually message each other, so it was really really lovely to have everyone ‘in the same place’ together again. I miss them so much! I’m glad all of us still keep in touch on messenger and Instagram, and that every time we chat, we’re always on the same page – like we’ve never left uni!
We caught up about what we were doing since completing university and it’s great to see everyone happy!
June has been a crazy month, with a lot of ups and downs, and I am definitely finding it hard to adjust to going back to work especially when work is getting more hectic than ever.
How was your June? Are you back to work too?
Did you do anything fun and interesting? What was the highlight of your June 2020? Let me know!