I cannot believe it is already June. This summer is flying by and I am not happy about it. I’ve been busy getting into a new routine at home, starting my new summer job, and enjoying being back in Charleston. I am graduating in December so this is my last summer as a student and it is very bitter sweet to think about. As an education major, I will still have a traditional summer when I enter the workforce but I know it will never quite be the same. Now that this summer is 1/3 of the way over, I’m recapping the month with my May Monthly Recap.

The month started by me taking my last final exam of the semester and moving out of my apartment. My dad came up to help me move out and I am so excited that I only have to move in and out of college housing one more time! I’m so happy to be back in Charleston and all settled in for the summer! I have explored some new Charleston spots included Deep Water Winery which is a perfect weekend activity if you’re in the area!

I am working part time this summer at Dress Up Charleston which is one of my favorite stores in Charleston. I’ve been loving being back to a traditional summer job after just blogging last summer due to Covid-19.

Other than working and blogging, I have been spending time relaxing after such a busy semester. It has felt so good to not have a strict schedule to follow every day. I’ve been rewatching Friends after the reunion came out. I haven’t been as active as I would have liked to be on the blog and my social media platforms this month but more content will be coming in June! I have a lot of fun things planned for this month and I am very excited about it all!

My May Favorites

PYT Beauty Setting Spray: I am very far from a beauty blogger but I have completed multiple collaborations with PYT Beauty over the past year and I’m obsessed with their products. They recently sent over their setting spray and it has become the best product for keeping your makeup on all day during the hot and humid summer weather. This setting spray also has UV protection which is key for looking at a screen all day.

Olive and June Summer Collection: I will never shut up about how much I love Olive and June. They released their new summer collection this month and the new colors are so bright and fun. The neon colors are perfect for any summer event you have planned. I do have to warn you, you will want to paint your nails every day because of how fun they are!

Garnier Cream Serum: I’ll be honest, I am the worst about remembering to put sunscreen on daily. However, I got this serum in a PR box recently and I love that it has SPF 15 in it. I have been using it daily underneath my makeup and I truly am loving it. You can find it at the drugstore and it applies perfectly under makeup!

Crumbl Cookies: This is may or may not be my favorite from the month. I tried Crumbl cookies for the first time and they are so worth the hype! If you have one in your area you have to go! My favorite flavors have been the Andes Mint cookie and Peanut Butter Brownie. They are a little expensive but so worth every penny!

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