7.29.2019

#ResetKawaiiJournalingChallenge Hobonichi Flip Through ♥ June 2019

June is the last month in the first Hobonichi Techo Avec booklet so I wanted to share some of my favorite pages from June before starting in the second booklet. During June I participated in the #ResetKawaiiJournalingChallenge started by Rainbowholic, I share some of my favorite pages from the challenge as well.

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Using stickers from Bright Bat

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My Favorite Lazy Chill Characters

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Favorite Pick Me Up Playlist / What I Daydream About...

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6 Before 26 (Btw I completed 5 out of 6 goals)

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My Self-Care Action Plan

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Baggages I Need To Let Go

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Do you use a Hobonichi?


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7.26.2019

Currently ♥ No. 30

currently
Playing: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. I downloaded this app again but I may regret it later. lol
Watching: Blown Away. It's a glass blowing competition show. It's so interesting to watch!
Eating: Halo Top Dairy-Free Toasted Coconut Frozen Dessert
Loving: My latest order from Bright Bat Design. So much cuteness!
Feeling: Fatigued
Excited for: MONSTA X We Are Here concert! After months of waiting, I'm finally going to see my boys on Tuesday! Ahhhh! 
Working on: My next crochet pattern

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7.22.2019

My Crochet Journey ♥ 10 Years of Crochet

My Crochet Journey ♥ 10 Years of Crochet
Can you believe that I've been crocheting for 10 years? Because I can't! Today I'm sharing my story on how and why I started crocheting, my crochet journey.

It was Twinkie Chan(aka the queen of crochet) who inspired me to start learning crochet. I found some pictures of her work on Flickr (lol) but it was her gingerbread fanny pack that made me want to learn since I couldn't afford her designs at age 15. Originally I thought she made her designs through sewing or knitting (Side note: I tried to learn knitting several times because my older sister was knitting around this time but I never really got the hang of it. To this day, I only know the basics of knitting but I'm a very slow knitter Crochet came so naturally to me so I stuck with it) but I later found out it was crochet. I learned through Youtube videos and crochet books. When I first learned I would only crochet using the back loop only so all of my first crochet projects have a line all around. lol

Throughout the 10 years, there were some times where I didn't even pick up a hook for months! The only time I was crocheting to make gifts for people, my family weren't fans of my crochet work because they don't like homemade-looking things so I stopped making them things and would only make my friends gifts, they appreciated my crochet work.

I opened my Etsy shop when I was in high school, where I sold dolls and sleep masks, because I enjoyed making new creations but was running out of space to store them so I wanted to see if anybody was willing to buy my work, they did! In the beginning, I had a lot of custom orders for my customers. These were the early days of Etsy where it wasn't as big as it is now. I regret not taking advantage of this because of how much Etsy has grown. I didn't even advertise my shop or anything and would still get people buying from me!

There was a time where I got bored with crocheting to the point where I forgot and had to relearn everything! This was when I wasn't getting any more Etsy orders so I stopped crocheting and lost interest. It wasn't until I started blogging actively that I picked up crochet again but I had to relearn everything again! When I started the 12 Days of DIY in December 2013 I started posting crochet patterns on my blog (My Angry Birds phone cozywas a huge hit!). I started posting more patterns in 2014-2015 throughout the year and in 2017 I posted 17 crochet patterns!

Now, I'm more in love with crochet then when I first started. I love learning new techniques and finding other amazing crocheters on Instagram. It's amazing to see how much the crochet community has grown in 10 years!

What's next? Well, read my crochet goals for 2019 to find out!

Do you crochet? How long have you been crocheting?

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7.19.2019

Currently ♥ No. 29

Playing: The final Splatfest! Which team are you on? #teamchaos
Watching: Hotel Del Luna
Drinking: My new favorite smoothie combination
- frozen strawberries
- ripe banana
- almond milk
- peanut butter
- oats
- coconut flakes
Loving: My new HP Sprocket printer! I can't wait to use pictures in my Hobonichi!
Listening: DAY6 - The Book of Us: Gravity
Excited for: 11 more days until I see MONSTA X live in concert!
Crocheting: Mermaid bookmarks
Working on: Getting myself back on the blogging game.

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7.17.2019

14 Lovely Weekend Things ♥ July 2019

14 Lovely Weekend Things
I haven't posted lovely things in a while and since I just spent the weekend in Orlando, FL celebrating my birthday I thought it would be a fun way to take a look back and sharing some of my favorite moments from this trip.

- Caught up on podcasts. They made the 7-hour car trip fly by!
- Started reading a new book
- Shopped at the Orlando Outlets and picked up some cute things.
- Indulged in a yummy Disney caramel apple. It was decorated to look like the ball from Toy Story!
- Bought some BT21 shirts from the Uniqlo store at Disney Springs.
- Ate the most delicious vegan lavender cookie sandwich from Erin McKenna's Bakery.
- Went to Disney World's Epcot
- Got a new pair Minnie Mouse ears!
- Received a new Happy Birthday Disney button.
- Rode the Frozen Ever After and Soarin'. I never rode either of those rides before but they were really enjoyable!
- Impressed with the number of paper straws offered at Orlando
- Had an excuse to drink copious amounts of coffee.
- The new DAY6 album cam out! Love it!
- Scored a portable photo printer during Amazon's Prime Day!

Thank you to everybody who wished me a happy birthday. I had a wonderful time!

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7.12.2019

Currently ♥ No. 28

currently
Reading: Life On High Alert by Hannah Rainey
Watching: Watching Disney vlogs! My favorite are Katnipp vlogs.
Loving: MONSTA X puppy day! Sooooo cute!
Feeling: Old
Celebrating: My birthday this weekend! It’s on Sunday!
Excited for: Our weekend trip to Orlando. I can't wait to celebrate my birthday at Disney World!
Practicing: Foam rolling

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7.10.2019

15 Disney Questions

15 Disney Questions
Not too long ago I discovered this Disney Question post on someone's blog (i tried searching but couldn't find the original post). I'm going to Disney World soon so I thought it would be an appropriate time to post this. Enjoy!

1. A scene in any Disney movie that you wish you could experience.
The floating lantern scene in Tangled. It looks so beautiful!

2. An unforgettable experience/moment you've had at the parks.
On my birthday, a lot of cast members said hi and I even got a free chocolate cake when I went to eat.  When it's your birthday ask for a birthday pin at the ticket counter and you can have the same experience!

3. What non-Disney song(s) reminds you of Disney and/or the parks?
There's this song by IU that has that theatrical Disney-like sound. I could see this song used during a firework show.

4. When was the first time you went to a Disney park?
When I was a baby we went to Disneyland but I don't remember a thing! We have a picture but I don't remember anything from that experience. This proves that your stroller baby won't remember anything so stop bringing them to the parks and taking up space with strollers!

5. If you could choose any Disney character to be your friend, who would you choose?
Baymax! I want a marshmallowy friend that I can hug and that can take care of me.

6. Who are your favorite Disney princesses (or heroines)?
I'm not a huge Disney princess fan but if I had to choose some I love Rapunzel, Elsa, and Moana.

7. Name a scene or moment in a Disney movie that never fails to make you cry.
The scene from Bambi where he loses his mom and the wildfire scene at the end. The realistic scenes are always the scariest because they can actually happen.

8. What is the first Disney movie you remember seeing?
Don't really remember? Possibly Bambi, or Aristocats, or Pocahontas, or Aladdin.

9. What is your favorite Disney movie?
This one is tricky! I like Mulan because she's a badass, the songs are catchy, and is so funny! "Dishonor on your cow!" is one of my favorite lines! haha

10. Who is your favorite Disney villain?
Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove because she turns into a cute talking cat with a high pitch voice at the end. lol

11. What is your least favorite Disney movie?
Sleeping Beauty. I mean she's asleep through most of the movie!

12. What is your favorite Disney song?
At the moment it's How Far You'' Go from Moana.

13. What Disney character has your personality or has your dream personality?
Marie from Aristocats. Sassy, classy, but still sweet!

14. If you could change any scene in a Disney movie, what would it be and why?
I mean Mufasa's death is probably the most heartbreaking Disney scene ever so if I could change that I could.

15. If you had to get stuck on a ride in any Disney park for more than 30 minutes, what would you want it to be?
I've been stuck on plenty of Disney Wolrd rides before but if I had to choose I would probably say the Haunted Mansion because it's dark and cool and I would like to check all the details to see if I could possibly find a real ghost which would be cool.

Would love to your answers! Are you a Disney fan?

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7.03.2019

More PURITO Skincare ♥ First Impressions

PURITO Skincare First Impressions
Ever since I posted my first PURITO first impressions I've been testing out more skincare products from PURITO which is why I'm making a part two! Last time I mentioned that I really enjoyed their products because they worked well with my skin and I saw improvements from using their products. However, this time I didn't have the same luck with their products.

PURITO only uses natural ingredients and are 100% EWG Green Level Certified. PURITO is 100% vegan and cruelty-free and even donate a portion of their profits to the Best Friend Animal Society. They also use environmentally-friendly recycled paper packaging and donated a portion of their profits to KFEM (Korean Federation For Environmental Movement). You can purchase PURITO products from Amazon here.

PURITO is currently developing a sleeping product and they want their customers to help create the product. Follow PURITO on Instagram for more information and updates on the release of the product.

*This is not a sponsored post and none of these products were gifted to me for free. I purchased all these products with my own money. All thoughts and opinions are my honest opinions. If anybody from Purito is reading this and would like to work with me feel free to contact me.

PURITO Skincare First Impressions
PURITO BHA Dead Skin Moisture Gel
"Farewell old impurities for a new start with moisturized skin! This product can deal not only with dead cell skins, but also impurities and sebum in pores at the same time. With a pH of 3.5, all skin types, including sensitive skin, can use the product safely. Hyaluronic acid ingredients replenish skin dryness caused by exfoliation and tea tree gently soothes the skin after exfoliation. The product exfoliates, moisturizes, and soothes at the same time."

I adore this product! I use it as the "sleeping pack" step night and if I know I'm not going out the next day I use it in the morning for a "glass skin" look. Even though it's a gel it's very moisturizing and soothing. Since using this I've noticed the blackheads on my nose have gotten smaller. However, there is one major downfall of this product. The SMELL IS HORRIBLE! I can't even explain what this smells like but just know you do not want this smell in your skincare. I couldn't stand it at first and thought that maybe I got a bad batch but after reading a few reviews I found out this was just it's the products natural scent which is unfortunate. You can purchase this product here.

PURITO Snail Repair Advanced Serum
"Through the sticky strength holding a snail, tighten up the elasticity of your skin! 99% Pure nutritional serum extracted from nature. Snail mucus with mucin, allantoin, glycolic acid and other ingredients, helps to protect broken skin, and is also excellent for reducing freckles and acne scars. Hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and Centella Asiatica ingredients increase the skin's elastin and collagen, making it the perfect product for anti-aging. With 93% highly enriched snail slime, it helps your skin's recovery in resilience, reduces acne scars and blemishes from sunlight. The snail slime also replenishes skin's natural moisture barrier and provides long-lasting hydration."

I was really looking forward to using this product because of the benefits but sadly, it broke me out. After using this serum a few times I noticed a number of pimples show up in just a few days. I tried the serum again after a few weeks but it still wrecked my skin! But just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you. You can purchase this product here.

PURITO Comfy Water Sun Block
"Safe to use, with 100% non-nano mineral active ingredients & EWG green level ingredients. Comfortable all day, without the sticky and stuff feeling. Fixed makeup, without lifting or smearing. Minimize white cast, no clogged pores."

Like the description says, it's a very comfortable sunscreen. The consistency of the cream is just right, it's not sticky, it dries matte without leaving a white cast. One thing you should note is that this product has a strong fragrance so if that bothers you check out their other sunblock. You can purchase this product here.

PURITO Skincare First Impressions
PURITO Centella Green Level Recovery Cream
"Give a safe and precious present for your skin! Centella cream contains 50% Centella Asiatica extract, which helps to soothe skin problems with an antibacterial effect and stimulate collagen formulation in the dermis layer. Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, and Niacinamide are the main ingredients for improving scars and strengthening weakened skin barrier, and Mild Cica Cream that can be safely used on sensitive skin."

I loved this cream! My only complaint is that I wish more product came in the tubes because I used this cream up quickly. As much as I loved this cream I don't think the price is worth the amount you get in the tube. You can purchase this product here.

PURITO Centella Green Level Eye Cream
"Stretch out the wrinkles in your sensitive skin! When aging starts, protein reduces, and wrinkles are formed. PURITO eyecream are made with the effective nutrients for wrinkles to penetrate deeply in your skin, blending 4 types of peptide elements that are ingredients of protein. Also, There is 49% of Centella Asiatica extract which helps people with sensitive skin, including eyes, to use comfortably. Additionally, there are panthenol and hyaluronic acid which form a moisture barrier to soothe and protect the sensitive skin."

The price is reasonable for the amount of product you get. I love that it's in a squeeze tube because it makes application easier. It's not that I didn't like this product, it's just that I prefer other eye creams over this one. You can purchase this product here.

PURITO Skincare First Impressions
Have you used any PURITO products before?

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