Monthly Favourites: June

We’re halfway through the year and Female Original is officially a year old! It’s absolutely flown by but it’s been an amazing year of writing and connecting with great people. With a new milestone reached, it only felt right to try something new out with my blog to celebrate. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a little while now and thought what better time to start than now. Monthly favourites are some of my favourite posts to read so I’m hoping to make them a part of Female Original starting now with my June favourites. In addition to the usual topics for monthly favourites, I thought I’d add a couple of my own ideas into the mix to try something new.

TV show

I can’t lie to you guys, this month’s favourite has definitely been Love Island. This year was the first that I’d tuned in to watch it after dismissing it in the past, thinking it’d be a load of absolute rubbish. I’m so glad I decided to give it a go because I’m actually obsessed with the whole thing. I also love the fact that it’s such a huge show in the UK so there’s so many people to talk to about it!

Film

The Greatest Showman. WOW. I was completely in awe of this film. I knew I was going to love it but honestly it was so beautiful. Embarrassingly I was very late to the party when it came to this film but I’m so glad I finally got around to actually watching it.

Music

Track: Talk Fast, 5 Seconds of Summer

I’m just going to start by saying that this track is an absolute BOP. The whole album is worth a listen but Talk Fast has been one of my favourite from the album for sure.

Album: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Arctic Monkeys

You’ll know from reading my A Journey Through My Music Taste post that I’ve been a fan of Arctic Monkeys for years. When I heard that they’d be bringing out a new album I was ridiculously excited. TBHAC definitely did not disappoint. Along with 5 Second of Summer’s Youngblood, I’ve had this album on repeat all month. However, it took the edge over 5SOS for me. A few of my favourite tracks from the album were Four Out Of Five, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and American Sports. Go give it a listen – it’s an absolute beauty of an album.

Blogger

I wanted to include a shout-out to a blogger in each of my monthly favourites and take time to acknowledge other bloggers out there! This month I want to share HALE blog with you all. There’s a bit of everything on their blog so you’ll definitely be able to find something that you can relate to in no time!

Blog Post

A great piece that I’ve read this month came from Robyn Poppy. Being Selective with Brand Collaborations was such an interesting read and is definitely something that all bloggers should take time to read through as well! It’s easy to get sucked into the idea of a brand collaboration and so being selective is a really important thing to do.

Recipe

Given the recent hot weather in the UK, I’ve really been into making salads. So, it would make sense for my favourite recipe for June to be my Mackerel Salad. Not only is it great for the hot weather but it’s also been a regular in my diet while I’ve been watching what I’ve been eating over the last few weeks. Definitely a must-try for anyone looking to cut down a bit for the Summer!

Trend

Basket Bags: I’m obsessed. I bought myself a basket bag whilst I was in Lisbon last summer and it’s only this year that they seem to be everywhere. Not going to lie, I feel pretty smug being onto the trend a year before it happened.

Moment

Other than obviously celebrating one year of my blog, I’ve had some really fun times this month. My favourite would have to be going to All Points East festival in Victoria Park. Any chance that I get to visit London I always get so hyped up to go. I’d never been to a festival before and, although this was only a day festival, it felt just like what I imagined a real festival would be like.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts on this new style of post and comment below what your favourite moment from this month has been. I’d love to read through them all.

Female Original


22 Comments

  1. Cat
    June 29, 2018

    Great post!
    I love Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino! Going to see them next month, I’m so excited!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      June 29, 2018

      Oh that’s so cool! I saw them back in 2013 – they were amazing 🙂 thanks for the comment xx

      Reply
  2. Chloe
    June 29, 2018

    Great post! I am OBSESSED with Love Island! I haven’t heard the Arctic Monkeys, but I’m gonna check their album and the song out for sure!!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      July 1, 2018

      Aw thank you! It’s legit become the highlight of my day haha. Definitely give the album a listen and let me know what you thought! xx

      Reply
  3. Aleeha
    June 30, 2018

    Thank you so much for the mention!
    It was my first year watching love island too! I just gave in and watched one episode and then I was hooked…
    Jack and Dani are just the cutest… jack better not ruin the relationship in casa amour!
    Aleeha xXx
    https://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      July 1, 2018

      No problem lovely! I was exactly the same haha. I have faith that he’s a good one…hopefully I’m right and he doesn’t ruin it all! xx

      Reply
  4. Zoe
    July 1, 2018

    Your pictures are so stunning!
    I refused to watch love island, but one night it was on and I could not stop watching. It’s my guilty pleasure… oops!

    XO Zoe | http://www.savagebeautyblogger.blogspot.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      July 1, 2018

      Thank you so much! I wish I could take credit for them all but I actually use stock images on some of my posts 🙂 It’s such an entertaining show, I’m hooked haha xx

      Reply
  5. Sophie
    July 1, 2018

    I haven’t read a favourites post in ages, used to love reading them! My favourite moment in June would have to be right back at the beginning when I was able to snag myself a ticket to see BTS in October!

    Sophie | http://www.sophiesspot.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 1, 2018

      Oh wow that’s so cool! I know how ridiculously difficult they were to get so congrats on getting yourself one. Hope you enjoy it 🙂 xx

      Reply
  6. Jess
    July 1, 2018

    Love this post and how you kept everything short and sweet! I’ve been loving Love Island and the new 5 Seconds of Summer album too!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 3, 2018

      Glad you enjoyed reading through the post! It’s such a good album – I’m obsessed! Xx

      Reply
  7. Sophie
    July 1, 2018

    I loved reading this! I think I’m the only person in the UK not watching love island right now. So great that you mentioned the favourite blogger and post, that’s amazing. Will definitely check that post out when I’m done here. Congrats on a year!! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 3, 2018

      Thank you so much! I was so against watching it but I gave in and now I’m hooked haha xx

      Reply
  8. Louisa
    July 1, 2018

    I’m definitely not in to the Love Island hype but I know everything that’s going on thanks to my Twitter feed. Every night it floods my timeline.. It’s just been consumed with Love Island-ness since it started! I don’t mind though, people like what they like. I’ve been obsessed with The Handmaid’s Tale. I hate that I can’t binge watch it though because it’s showing on Channel 4 weekly… I just wanna watch it all!

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      July 3, 2018

      I’ve been meaning to watch The Handmaid’s Tale! I read the book last summer but just haven’t got around to watching it yet xx

      Reply
  9. Shan Williams
    July 1, 2018

    I really don’t want to be but I’m totally hooked to love island. Apparently it’s a thing 😂😂 loves this post thanks for sharing x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      July 4, 2018

      Hahaha I’m exactly the same! Thank you:) xx

      Reply
  10. Shan Williams
    July 4, 2018

    Lovely post! I’ll have to check out the music though I must be old I’ve never heard of them before x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      July 5, 2018

      Thank you! Haha let me know what you thought if you decide to listen 🙂 xx

      Reply
  11. Sahara
    July 4, 2018

    Most of my twitter timeline is filled with Love Island in the evening, being from the U.S. I feel like I know everything because of how many people live tweet it!

    The Greatest Showman is such a great film, I could literally watch it over and over again – it’s one of those movies where you finish it and suddenly think you can do absolutely anything!

    It’s been pretty hot in the U.S. as well, so salad’s have been perfect to have because the oven would just make the house feel too hot!

    Congratulations on one year!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      July 5, 2018

      Thank you! It’s such a feelgood film, I absolutely loved it:) xx

      Reply

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