I’m back with another Monthly Favorites post, because, well, another month’s gone by. You who enjoy these posts didn’t have to wait long if June went as quickly for you as it did for me! Let’s get right into it, shall we? We’ve got some streaming television series (all originals on their platforms), we’ve got some food, and we’ve got some products.
Here’s what I loved in June (and still love):
1). The Handmaid’s Tale, S3 (Hulu)
When enough is enough.
2). After Life (Netflix)
When you’re not happy, no one is happy… but you manage to be hilarious while bringing everyone down.
3). Absentia (Amazon Prime Original)
When the cops and the feds can’t get it together, and the only person who can is everyone’s main suspect.
4). Good Omens (Amazon Prime Original)
When you had ONE JOB, but realized that you should’ve re-taken Armageddon 101, which you apparently failed.
5). Sinto Gourmet Spicy Red Kimchi.
One of my go-to meals: brown rice, nori (seaweed), and kimchi. I’m simple like that. I’m not too picky about my kimchi, but this one is exceptional in its balance of flavors.
6). Hakuna Banana Strawberry Frozen Dessert.
Do not approach this dessert thinking it’s like dairy or plant-based ice creams, because it’s not… its mouthfeel is too different. Just think of it as a frozen dessert, and you’re good. This stuff is delicious, devoid of added sugar, and delightfully almost-chewy in its thick texture. I’m loving it this summer!
But of course my favorite fruit made June’s “Favorites” list.
8). Snak Club Protein Power Snack Mix.
This is one of those snacks that I’ll gorge myself on without a thought. It behooves me to measure it out in some way! I picked this up at the V.A. in Palo Alto, and I’m still eating it… I discovered that the Phoenix V.A. store carries it, too. I haven’t looked for it in civilian stores because I’m over at the hospital enough that I can just get it there. If I didn’t have it at hand, I’d order it, for sure.
9). Earth Science Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser A-D-E. (Vegan and cruelty-free.)
I’d been using my beloved Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme gel cleanser for three/four years now, so when I ran out this last time, I decided it’d be good to switch things up. The skin adapts to products! I browsed the shelves at Sprout’s and decided on this cleanser. I’m liking it so far. It’s lightly scented. It feels nice. (Also, it’s a couple bucks cheaper than the Alba Botanica one.)
10). Derma-E Anti-Aging Regenerative Day Cream. (Vegan and cruelty-free.)
I started using this day cream late in June, so it’s too soon to report on its regenerative powers. It’s already on this list because I loved it immediately for its texture. This product manages to be creamy and rich without feeling heavy or greasy. I love the way it feels! It’s going to remain a favorite regardless of the “results” I see or don’t see.
And there you have it, my friends. I hope you had a lovely first month of summer, as well.