Happy 4th! It’s been awhile since I have posted on my blog and it is long overdue! What better way to come back than to give you that good good?! Summer is in full swing. Whether you’re traveling the world or making the most of it in your backyard, I have some goods to keep your summer going just right.


The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon tells the story of two teens – Daniel and Natasha. One, a first-generation American citizen and another, an illegal immigrant. Their story takes place over one day when their fates just so happen to intertwine. I loved the fact that Yoon made this book very relatable, open and honest. It was refreshing to see an interracial relationship portrayed in such a humanizing way instead of one that is fetishized. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy young adult contemporary literature.

Currently ReadingThe Bees by Laline Paull



From Jorja Smith releasing a new album to SHINee celebrating their 10th anniversary – June was such a good month for music! My June 2018 playlist shows you a glimpse of what I’ve been listening to this summer. Make sure you follow me on Apple Music for playlist updates!

Honorable Mention: I’ve also enjoyed this playlist. Makes for a great blogging soundtrack. 😉





Beyoncé and Jay-Z have done it again! The Carters released their joint album EVERYTHING IS LOVE and it did not disappoint. From the rawness (LOVEHAPPY) to braggadocious lyrics (BOSS) to stamps of loyalty (FRIENDS), the album is solid. I say all of this to say that the video for their single, APES**T, is all that and then some.

See Also: Shoe Game – Lil Mama | Stop sleeping and get familiar!


This summer is all about big hoops, layered necklaces and poppin’ lip gloss. Rihanna and Princess Nokia are big makeup / style inspirations!

What are some things you’re enjoying this summer? Let me know below!


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