Is anyone in denial that today is the last day of June?! WHERE DID SUMMER GO?! I’m not even halfway through my summer reading list

My June recap!
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What's Beethoven's favorite fruit?

this one made me LOL (calling all music nerds/BAMFs)




















A ba-na-na-na








My Latest Obsession

My lashes are incredibly stubborn-so much so that some mascaras are surplus to requirement. 

This mascara is seriously the best-you twist the wand to change the shape (a longer brush=lengthy lashes and the shorter thicker option= volumized lashes).

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Here are my lashes before I applied the mascara

And here they are after 

It may not look huge, but trust me I feel a HUGE difference. So it might be a little pricey, but I think it’s totally worth it.

Blog Stats

Remember last month? My stats were waaaay down because of the break I took. This month I started a hashtag, introduced a new freebie and posted consistently! 

Page views– 9,886 
UPV– 4,382
Users– 3,102
Sessions– 3,670

Top 3 posts:
Summer ’17 reading list
11 Free Stock Photo Subscriptions
Instagram tricks, tips and FREE hashtag guide

You guys, one of my goals this year was to grow my Instagram following to at least 1,000. I’m at 945 right now- so close yet so far (thanks to all the followers/unfollowers out there).

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Monthly recap

Well… this month was interesting. The day before father’s day dad had an emergency (he’s okay!) then on Father’s Day we had a few people over. 

I finished ‘Nice is Just a Place in France‘ by The Betches and ‘The Swans of 5th Avenue‘ by Melanie Benjamin now I’m reading ‘The Perfect Girl‘ by Gilly Macmillan.

Netflix binges: One- we watched season 2 of Poldark over a weekend. If I talk about this more I’ll no doubt spill some spoilers.


Mom’s birthday was on the 9th, dad’s was in May so now it’s my turn! Although it’s at the very end of the month (practically August). Our annual trip to CA is planned and scheduled so stay tuned for that recap!

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How was your June?





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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Yay I make happy playlists, too!! It helps lower my anxiety & makes me chillll when I am having a rough day xx

  • Miss ALK

    Haha your jokes are too cute girl! Happy weekend!

    xoxo A

  • Juliette | For the Sake of Goo

    Looks like you had a pretty good June! 🙂 Glad your dad is okay! The Beethoven joke made me laugh more than I’d like to admit…. I refuse to believe June’s just about over, though!

    • I laughed pretty hard when I heard it too haha.

  • It’s crazy that June has gone so fast! This whole year has just flown by!

    • I seriously can’t believe that the year is half over!

  • I seriously don’t know where June went
    Love the recap!
    I just launched my blog this week so it’s going GREAT now.


    • Yay! Good luck with your blogging journey.

  • I’m with you, June went so fast!! Hope July is just as good for you!

  • June flew by…it’s unbelievable!
    Girl…I’m so sick of the followers/unfollowers! I would have hit 2k by now if I didn’t get so darn many of them on the daily. It’s so frustrating…I’m trying so hard to grow, but it’s impossible nowadays.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • I probably would too! The algorithm changes don’t help at all. 🙁

  • Kristina Wiggins

    Where has june gone?!? I cannot believe its already july 4th weekend! Congrats on getting your blog stats way up 🙂

  • I love this June recap. I am going to have to try some of your playlist tracks.
    Keep working on your numbers sometimes it’s just takes consistency.

  • OMG, stubby short Asian eyelashes unite! I have the same problem when it comes to my lashes! Going to check out that mascara stat!

    • Haha darn those stubby Asian eyelashes!

  • I love the Tarte Maneater mascara. It makes a huge difference in my lashes. Congrats on your stats!!! That’s awesome!!!

  • Haha summer just started on June 21! You still have plenty of time to get through your reading list!

  • Mandi

    I love the style of this recap! And it looks like you accomplished a lot this month! Hope July is even better! 🙂

  • Anna Hubbard

    Glad to hear you’ve had a good month! Great blog stats!

  • A really good month for you! I love other’s people playlists. It gives me new songs to add to mine!

    xx, Melissa

  • Sounds like you had such a great month! You go girl.

  • I seriously can’t believe it’s July. I just got myself to stop writing ‘this spring’ in all of my blog posts lol the time is flying!

    • Haha I’m still writing 2016 on some stuff.

  • Thanks and absolutely not!

  • Elly Leavitt

    been meaning to read “nice is just a place in france” I heard such great things about it! x