Monday, 11 September 2017

Summer Favourites 2017

Hey y'all! It's been awhile but I hope everyone's 2017 has been going well.
rather then try and justify why I don't post with any regularity I thought I might just post something light and fluffy!
This summer has been the summer of spending. I'll be honest, usually I have some restraint when it comes to buying, but lately between clothes shopping and buying a new laptop, my bank account has seen some damage. However, this provides me with this opportunity to share with you my favourite things for the past 3 months.

To start off my favourites I will start with electronics!
In the past month I caved and finally replaced my ancient laptop, which had become a glorified desk top. It has been 2 years since I've don research on which laptop would best suit my needs and I finally decided on the 13" MacBook Air. I know many people are divided between Apple and PC's but having owned a PC but also having other Apple products, due to ease of use I caved and bought the Air.
Here's what really sold it for me.
  1. The battery life was amazing. My previous computer even when new had a 7 hour battery life. The Mac Book Air has a 12 hour battery life. In theist couple years however my computer could barely last 10 minutes without having to plug it back in.
  2. It's portable. 13" is much easier to transport to and from school in comparison to the 17" behemoth I previously owned. I order to do any kind of writing, which I will note is my entire career path, required me to either stay at home or bring a massive laptop bag and a large bag for all of my school stuff. The struggle was real let me tell you.
  3. The ease of use. I'm not going to lie and say I'm good with computers because truthfully I am computer illiterate. There have been many a times when I have somehow hit a button that reorients my entire screen or activated the dreaded sticky keys function. These situations oftentimes led to panic and tears. 
  4. Doesn't over heat nearly as much. Again the panic and tears come into the equation. Due to over heating I have lost so much work. During one particular stressful incident I lost the same essay 6 times due to overheating. Even with auto save enabled within 5 minutes of restarting an essay, the computer would crash. I all honesty I'm surprised I actually manage to pass my classes.
Aso in my electronics section is the Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones. These just happened to be a lovely bonus that came with my laptop but I can see where all the hype over these is so real. I've never owned bluetooth headphones before and never thought I ever would, but I don't think I can ever go back. These headphones have up to 40+ hours of play time and also takes only an hour to gain a half charge. Truly a blessing!

Next on my list of goodies is accessories.
I'll be honest I haven't really been shopping for normal things this year.  A lot of the things I've had to buy have been for school, including a lap top sleeve, a new phone case as well as a new wallet.
Both the phone case and the laptop sleeve are from Society 6. This by all means is not a sponsored post, but because I genuinely believe in the product and the company's background.
So if you're new to Society 6, it is a community which promotes independent artists and allows there artwork to become either art prints for sale, or as I have demonstrated, Phone cases, etc. Its great for someone like myself because I hate to have everything basic. The ability to pick and choose provides me with the diversity that I crave without making it difficult, since its all in one place anyways. What I'm trying to say is that its the lazy art lover's dream.
These are the two cases, the headphones as well as my laptop in the sleeve. Was too lazy to take it out (lol).

The last thing (because I've really been trying to not spend too too much) is actually a book.
This summer I've been trying my best to reader enjoyment like I used to. One thing I came to realize really quick about getting an English major is that reading for fun and reading critically are COMPLETELY different things. After reading for a solid 6 months of things you'd normally not read makes you realize what other's must have felt early on.
The one book that really stood out to me though was Caraval by Stephanie Garber. It was a bit of a dark horse, I'll be honest. The hype around this novel was very high, with even comparisons to my personal favourite, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. While I can see where people made the connections, the novel was very much different to the world to the world of The Night Circus. Both were fantastical but the games are completely different. I refuse to say much about plot (because spoilers) but if you liked The Night Circus, but want something more akin to teen novel, Caraval is a happy medium.

Sorry guys that there wasn't more diversity, but this summer has been a summer of necessity buying and therefore a little sparse in the make up, skincare, etc. Let me know if you'd like more book, art, music,  or really any type of reviews, because I really love to do these kinds of posts but I'm unsure what y'all like.

Anyways that's all from this week, as always appreciate the support and patience.

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