February was a jam-packed month for me so I’m relieved that it flew by really quickly! Even though my month was filled with many business meetings, Skype calls, and midterm exams, I was satisfied that I was able to maintain my health and fitness routine and balance my social life. Of course I wish that I had the opportunity to write more blog posts, but I’m happy that I finally got the ball rolling this month and started posting more frequently. Instead of filming a Favorites video on my YouTube channel, I decided once again to write a blog post about everything that I’ve been loving this month, so let’s get started…
My Favorite Makeup Product
This month I rediscovered my love for tinted moisturizer! I’ve been using The Balm Cosmetics’ BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer on a daily basis instead of a foundation and I love that it has a light-medium coverage, dewy finish, and convenient packaging. I think this tinted moisturizer is perfect for my oily-combination skin because it feels light-weight, it doesn’t break me out, it has SPF 18 and it’s easy and fast to apply with a brush or blending sponge!
Grab a tube of the tinted moisturizer that will change your life: amzn.to/17Flqdx
My Favorite Gadget
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I’m back to vlogging on my YouTube vlog channel. What has been making this new journey super fun? The Olympus Tough TG-850 camera! This 16 MP camera is the perfect vlogging device for me because it’s drop-proof, waterproof, freeze-proof, and it has a 180 tilt screen (also known as a selfie screen). I can definitely foresee myself capturing many adventures with it this summer!
Check out my camera on Amazon here and pick one up for yourself: amzn.to/1wvFHsj
My Favorite Song
At the beginning of the month I attended the Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour concert (which was AMA-ZING) and I’ve been playing his album non-stop ever since. The song that I love to jam out to while I’m getting ready in the morning and when I’m in the car is Money On My Mind because it’s upbeat, incredibly catchy, and has a positive message.
Listen to it here: youtube.com/watch?v=gVa5HUGGPmo
My Favorite Movie
This might surprise you, but I don’t watch a lot of movies and I’m terrible at keeping on top of what’s out in theaters. My boyfriend Ed, on the other hand, is an avid movie watcher and he does a really great job of taking me to see movies that he knows I’ll enjoy. This month we went to see Big Hero 6 and I absolutely fell in LOVE with it. How can you not love Baymax?! I thought the characters, plot, and animation were amazing, so in my opinion this movie was a solid 5/5!
If you haven’t seen this movie yet (what are you waiting for?), watch the trailer and see what you’re missing out on: youtube.com/watch?v=z3biFxZIJOQ
My Favorite TV Show
I’m so guilty of watching Netflix around the clock. Movies may not be my thing, but TV shows sure are! This month I re-watched seasons 1 and 2 of The Mindy Project and I’m currently watching season 3. This hilarious show is about an obstetrician in NYC who is looking for love, the perfect pair of shoes and good food! If you love watching romantic comedies, keeping up with the latest fashion trends, and laughing at pop culture references, The Mindy Project is the perfect show for you. Once you start watching it, I guarantee that you’ll be hooked!
Get a taste of what the show is all about here: youtube.com/watch?v=LcKf9DHwN5I
My Favorite Moment
This month was really special for me because I hit my target weight of 115 pounds. If you’re not following my Instagram account (get on that) or YouTube vlog channel then you wouldn’t know that went from 85 pounds to 115 pounds in 6 months. By lifting heavy and eating right, I gained a whopping 35 pounds and I’m PROUD of it! Through my #JOURNEY2STRONG Instagram posts and YouTube diaries I’m striving to show people all around the world that it IS possible to recover from an eating disorder and become strong both mentally and physically. I’m not stopping now, my next goal is to gain some muscle!
Watch the first #JOURNEY2STRONG episode here on my channel: goo.gl/d4LR0o
All in all it’s been one hell of a month and I’m excited to see what March has to offer. Let me know in the comments down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink if you like these recaps and I’ll do them monthly, depending on what the general consensus is. Also, tell me if you want me to add categories such as Favorite Fashion Piece and Favorite Accessory!