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I’m Sabrina, a 20 year-old college student who believes that love and kindness - to yourself, your body, and others - can lead to magical things.

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The Collective Vol. 2 (What I've Loved in June)










Hi loves! Another month has just whooshed past. Soon it's going to be fall, then it's the Holidays, then 2018. Sigh, beautifully bittersweet. Coming back to the present, June has been a great month. I didn't do much, but I did discover a lot of things online, so yay for that. From amazing brands and companies that I've fallen in love with, to movies I cried to, to articles that really made me think, there are a ton of amazing things waiting to be shared. Without further ado, my June faves!

Watching 

Me Before You: I balled my eyes out watching this movie. I cried from the middle of the movie onwards. It was so sad yet beautiful and I just love romance movies. This is definitely in my top 5 movies for sure.

America's Got Talent: Sigh. I love, love, love this show. Its funny and sweet and spectacular and jaw-dropping and goose-bump inducing. It is seriously one of my favorite shows to watch in the summer.

Moana: Super, duper late on the hype train, I know, but it was so, so good! I sang along even though I had no idea what they were saying, cried and laughed and loved. Moana is inspiration for sure.

Fitness Videos: I've been watching a lot of these, mostly for inspiration or for moves to do, and it's been great.

Listening:

Basically everything on the radio this summer are amazing and make me just sing or dance along, but these are the ones that have stood out of the pack. 

Champions by Fallout Boy: Um...obsessed?! This song is one of the best songs I've heard in a while. I just love it tons and tons and tons.

All You've Ever Wanted by Casting Crowns: Ugh. Simply my obsession. Whenever I hear it I smile from ear to ear because the truth of those words are ones I forget way too easily, but when I hear it I'm just so grateful.



There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back by Shawn Mendes: There's nothing holding me back from jamming to this song whenever I hear it. 

Despacito Remix by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber: The song I'm always humming along to, just because I have no idea what they're saying.

Heroes Tonight by Dylan Gardner: It's so sweet and happy!

Wanting + Loving:

marble & milkweed: I want basically everything on their website. Seriously. Especially their clay cleanser. It just looks so dreamy! And reading the creator's philosophy of being in harmony with Earth is just pure gold.

Thrive Market: Thrive Market is one of those brands that I just want to share with the world. I love their ethos. They care so much about healthy food, that they want to share that healthy food with those with limited access to it. I just love it, love it, love it. And if you didn't know, I am OBSESSED with packaging, so of course when my shipment came from them I was in a daze with how beautifully and carefully everything was packed. Plus my order confirmation came with an adorable "thanks" message scrawled on. Sigh. A truly amazing company.

Reading:

I'm a big time reader, as can be seen how little I watch things. I just find reading helps me to better process the information presented. It's just how I like to consume content. 

True Greatness is Given, Not Taken: Tiny greatness, or success according to society's terms, pales in comparison to the greatness that is inherent in us all (all because of God's grace). It really inspired me.

Is Technology Wrecking Our Mental Health?: Some amazing and valuable tips to shy away from technology once in a while, and to be more social on social media.

How Your Mental State Affects Your Skin: I've been loving the idea that the mind and body are so interconnected that anything from the mind can impact your skin and body. Reading up on the connections between these different systems are really interesting, especially when it comes to my skin, which shows where my head is at way too often.

Eco-Friendly Beauty—Cruelty-Free Beauty Tips: I have a major obsession with clean, natural beauty and skincare products. This article offers a lot of great tips to help you do just that!

9 Ways Fashion Blogging Ruined My Finances: This blog post totally opened my eyes to how crazy blogging can be financially. I don't want to go broke blogging (especially since it's not making any money), so I'm taking notes and heeding Jessica's advice.

27 Titus Andromedon Quotes That Will Make You Say "Same TBH: The title says it all 😂😂😂

One-month Sugar Detox: A Nutritionist Explains How and Why: My name is Sabrina, and I was once a sugar addict. Lol, but seriously I would crave sugar to the point that if I had nothing sweet in the house, I'd just eat sugar straight out of the canister. It was weird and wasn't ideal, but it hit the spot when I just needed a hit of sugar. Fast forward to now, after doing a bit of a detox, and I am no longer an addict. I credit articles like this for my sugar transformation.

Called to Create: I love, love, LOVE their devotionals. They provide a different but beautiful perspective when it comes to creating and being a creative, whether it be in business, creating products, or in my case, blogging. I wouldn't consider myself a creative, but I love all of their advice, and reading it has really changed the way I view my blog and changed my intentions behind it, too.

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think: This is a beautiful article that helps you to ensure every area of your life, from health and finances, to relationships and environment, are helping you and those around you to be better.

'Gwyneth glows like a radioactive swan' – my day at the Goop festival: The only thing I got from this article was how the wellness industry is geared towards wealthy people. I'm not trying to insight a riot or anything of the sort. At all. It just makes me a little sad that wellness and healthy living lifestyles are so out of reach for those who can sincerely benefit from them (particularly the poor, who some wealthy elites love to target and have no concern for, even though poverty is a vicious cycle that unfortunately some aren't able to break free of because of systemic factors. Which is why I'm not a big fan of Whole Foods at the moment, mostly because the head of that grocery store chain insinuated that poor people are the only ones to blame for their health woes, amongst other things that made me so angry I had to click out of the article. Now I only wish I knew what article it was to link it here. Oh well.)


Thanks for reading along, friends! I always hope that you all will find something worthwhile in these posts. I hope that July will be an amazing and beautiful month full of love, adventure, and wild dreams for you all.

With love,

Sabrina
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