The Ultimate Summer Favorites 2016

The Ultimate Summer Favorites 2016

Summer 2k16 has passed and we're all knee deep in the stress and work for the new year. However, it's always fun to reflect on the time passed! Here are my ultimate favorites of Summer 2016. Makeup, Fashion, Music, Random bits and bobs! Read below to find out all of my obsessions!


Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, Dolce K- $29.00

It's creamy, it's moisturizing, it's pigmented, it lasts all day. It exceeds all of my expectations and I couldn't put it down this summer. Read more about it on my recent post titled 'The Hype is Real'

Nars Blush, Orgasm- $30.00

When I first laid eyes on this blush, I fell in love. It's the delicate pink hue with a natural shimmer to it that suits any skin tone and makes my face look more lively. The pigmentation is near perfect and I used this all summer.

Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara- $28.50

This was my go to mascara all summer. It lengthens and thickens my lashes to another level. It instantly makes me look more awake and gives me the longest and thickest lashes I could ever dream of.



Summer is the perfect time to wear things you wouldn't normally wear during the school year. I stocked up on my dresses and wore lots of fun and floral dresses wherever I went. In the picture above, I'm in East Hampton wearing a gorgeous floral dress from Hollister


Love love love hats, I usually go for a classic sunhat or fedora every once in awhile, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and wear one of those 'Dad Caps' as many call it. I love the care free vibes it gives out. The hat on the left is from Harvard University and the hat on the right is from Brown University.

High Waisted Shorts

My absolute favorite trend of the summer, was high waisted shorts. They're fun, they're unique, and they work well with almost anything. You can dress it up to look more classy, or dress casual and care free for a day out. In the picture above, I'm wearing my favorite denim high waisted shorts from Hollister while shopping on the Upper East Side of NYC.


Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

After my school's variety show production (read more in my '70s Soul Train' post!) 70's has been one of my favorite era's of music. This summer, I've been relaxing to Fleetwood Mac and their mellow, inspiring songs. The album is so perfectly crafted, with lots of thought put into each song. My favorite song has got to be 'Dreams'.

A Musical History of Jazz Vinyl

This summer, my vinyl collection grew massively. Stay tuned for a post describing my favorite new records! My absolute favorite record I bought was 'A Musical History of Jazz' Jazz is a genre of music I've never experienced. Unlike any of my other records, this record has a combination of Jazz Hits and some narration explaining the fascinating details of this fabulous genre of music. Definitley a summer favorite!

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighborhood

One of my favorite albums of all time. Each lyric is so beautifully constructed with hints of passion and emotion. My life has Troye's quotes written all over it- on my walls, my instagram captions, even my iPhone wallpaper. I love everything about his music. The chill vibes, the gorgeous words, everything. My favorite song is either 'Youth' or 'Blue'. 


Victoria's Secret 'Noir Tease' Perfume

Not much to say about this one except that this was my favorite summer scent. It's sweet, young, playful, and perfect for summer! 

Gossip Girl

I could go on and on about this show, it's my guilty pleasure. Every time I'm unsure about something, I think "What would Blair Waldorf do?" (It's even my computer wallpaper) I finished all 6 seasons this summer and I've never loved a TV show so much. It also takes place in New York City, which is one of my favorite places in the world. If anyone needs a TV show to watch, I highly recommend Gossip Girl!

'When Breath Becomes Air' By Paul Kalanithi

When I was relaxing over the summer, I was usually caught reading this book. This is such an inspiring autobiography, telling the story of a neurosurgeon helping save people's lives, whilst he is battling cancer. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something beautiful and breath taking and motivating.

Thank you for reading! Comment below your summertime favorites :)

My name is Farah and I'm a part time blogger, full time student. Whilst balancing school, family, friends, travels, and my own passions, I write lifestyle and beauty posts. Be sure to check out my blog and leave comments! Thank you! x