Favorites: June 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 / 11:52 PM

Time has gone from passing by slowly to being played in 2x speed. It feels like I was just telling you about my Hydro Flask...

But here we are at the end of June, and I'm still coming to you live from my couch. These days when people ask me how I am, I'm not shy to admit that I have no idea how to answer that! Some days, I feel great; other days (most days), I feel anxious. Despite all that, I am still fully in favor of people wearing masks and social distancing. 

This month's favorites post also includes some things I need to catch you up on that I've been loving since I'm still getting back into writing these lists. You've got time to read it, right? ;)

1. Queer Eye season 5 (Netflix)

I binged this season so quickly. Every episode made me emotional (to be honest, I can't tell if it's because I'm just really emotional these days) and it was the perfect heart-warming way to start the month. One of the things I've always appreciated about Queer Eye is the pacing in each episode: every minute is spent getting to know the "hero" and peeling back layers that didn't immediately present itself at the top. As a viewer, it keeps me engaged.

Since I haven't been doing my makeup daily, one way I've kept occupied and creative (and relaxed!) has been to do my nails. I've been a fan of Holo Taco since the brand launched a year ago – Cristine is also just enormously likable – and I couldn't resist her Rainbow Collection launch. The full collection features 7 linear holographic polishes and I can confirm that each color is gorgeous. 

Kristen bought me this journal for Christmas (along with Tam) and it's become my go-to notebook for my freelance work and to-do lists. The spine doesn't break when it lays flat, and it's easy to carry around. It also has 228 pages, so it'll last me through the end of quarantine, I assume.

I bought a pair of these leggings at the end of last year, and they've become part of my go-to rotation of outfits during quarantine. They're comfortable and durable, and I can't be convinced that there's a better pair of pants to wear while hanging out in my apartment for the fourth month straight.

More to watch:
  • The Politician season 2 (Netflix)
  • Brittany Runs a Marathon (Amazon) – This was one of the films I missed out on seeing at Sundance, and I finally watched it last weekend. It's such a delight.
  • A Simple Favor – I put off watching this because I thought it was scary and, if you know me, you know I'm a giant scaredy cat. But I like the three main players in the film and every streaming platform was telling me I should watch it. I also noticed it was consistently categorized as a comedy, which I assumed was a mistake because of the assumption that a Paul Feig film was automatically a comedy... So I gave it a go, and it's truly a wild film that was not what I expected, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Community – I can't believe I didn't tell you all to watch this last month, but one of the best things I've done during quarantine has been to re-watch Community. So... go watch Community. I've been flipping on random episodes from time-to-time just to make me smile, and it never disappoints.

More to listen to:
  • Nancy – Unfortunately, Nancy (one of my favorite podcasts) was not renewed by WNYC. They posted their last episode on Monday and I'm sad. If you haven't listened to it, there are 3 years of episodes just waiting for you.
  • Fine Line (Harry Styles) – I liked the album the first time I listened through when it was released in December, but then I hadn't revisited it. For some reason, this past month, I started listening to it again and it's just been on repeat since.

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