The month of July is my favourite month of the year because my birthday is in July. And I like birthdays. I celebrated quite low-key this year with my hubby, my bestie and her bf. We had some drinks and delicious Thai food. And the weather was really nice for a change. What more do you need?
Without further ado, let’s jump into this months’ favourites!
Yes, you read that right. Most of you might have guessed by now that I like to suffer a little for success. And I like to make others suffer, too. That’s why you’ll get a Burpee challenge in all of my Bootcamp workouts. While Burpees migth be a pain in the b**t, they are really effective. How often does it happen that you train almost your whole body with one single move and get your heart pumping at the same time? See, that’s why I like Burpees. And I promise, they will get easier with time.
Food: Summer rolls
The first time I came across summer rolls was in Thailand in 2012. And I have loved them ever since. Basically, they are a salda wrapped in rice paper rounds. But be aware, Summer rolls might not rock everyone’s boat. I had to learn that the hard way. But if you’re into fresh, light foods, then I urge you to try out summer rolls.
Great thing my favourite Thai place has them on their menu. They don’t even dare to ask me any more what I like for my starter.
Drink: Iced coffee
During July, there was a heat wave rolling over Switzerland with temperatures rising as high as 38°C. Fear not, I’m not complaining. However, with temperatures that high, a hot coffee drink didn’t sound that appealing most days. That’s why we enjoyed quite a lot of iced coffees last month.
- 1-2 espresso shots per person, preferably chilled in the fridge
- 1 cup of almond milk per person
- 1 spoonful of ice cream (I prefer Booja Booja’s “Keep Smiling Vanilla M’Gorilla”)
Pour the espresso shots into a glass, add as much ice as you like and pour the almond milk on top. Then, add 1 spoonful of (vanilla bean) ice cream and enjoy.
Clothing item: Jeans jumpsuit (G-Star)
If someone would have told me 2 months ago that I would actually love a jumpsuit made out of Jeans, I would probably have laughed. Very hard. But then, I went to see Helene Fischer (a German Schlager singer – don’t judge me!) and she rocked a Jeans jumpsuit. And I really wanted one. So I browsed the interwebs and was very pleased to see that my favourite Jeans brand G-Star does some awesome Jeans jumpsuits. Destiny, I tell you. Needless to say, I treated myself to one for my birthday.
Makeup item: UD 24/7 liners
Besides food and fitness, I am really into makeup. I love myself a winged eyeliner. But with really sensitive eyes, that’s not always easy, as most liquid eyeliners tend to irritate my eyes (especially if I use them very frequently). So therefore, I had to think outside the box, and this is what I came up with: I am using Urban Decay’s 24/7 liners (preferred colour: Perversion) to line my lashline and smudge some black eyeshadow on top (preferred e/s: Carbon by MAC). This way, I get to line my eyes without them tearing up. Try it, it lasts all day!
Nothing new, nothing ground breaking, just a great tune to sing along.
YouTube video: Sephora Haul // Lily Pebbles and FleurDeForce
When two of you favourite YouTubers collab and show you what they bought in the Mothership (aka Sephora), it’s like Christmas. Or your birthday. They did miss my birthday by a few days with their upload, but I was thrilled nonetheless. And now I want everything they hauled. But that’s a story for another day, I guess.
So that is it for this month. I hope you enjoyed!