Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Random Recent Purchases

Uniqlo had a swweeeeet holiday sale last month, and so I purchased a cute polka dot pajama set! It was only 19.99, and so far, it's my most comfortable pair. As one of my new year resolutions, I vow to buy more cute pajamas. Since I don't like to go out any more, I might as well glam up my home wear...

Not really something I purchased. Keith bought me this for Christmas. I begged him to death for it. I kept trying to tell myself that $200 for a suitcase is dumb ... but the pink cuteness won me over. I'm going to Italy in April, and I can't wait to use it! 

Urban Outfitters had a buy one, get one 50% off. So I bought this candle and the phone case below. The candle smells delicious - I've been lighting it almost every day since I bought it 2 weeks ago, so it's already almost finished. I want another one. I also just bought a new wallet from CDG as a gift to myself at the MOMA store. I love it, but was it worth $300? No. 

The phone case I bought at Urban Outfitters. The flowers are real! Keith dropped my phone and broke it already though (annoyed). He owes me a new phone case. 

Trying out a new shampoo and conditioner set, called 'Not Your Mothers' from the drug store. So far, so good! I really want to try Ouai's hairline next though but I can't decide if it's worth spending $28 dollars for that. Also, just want to say I LOVE DR.BRONNER'S body wash. Best body wash ever. 

I was in a fancy mood, and thought it was a good idea to buy a fancy fabulous cleanser. I meant for it to be my cleanser to use in the shower, but I'm finding that the packaging makes it difficult for it to be. Also, Keith sneakily tries to use it when he stays over, so I've now hidden it in my vanity. I probably won't purchase this again, but it's an amazing product. 

Bought this serum two months ago. OBSESSED. I feel like a dewy, glowing goddess when I wear it (at least in my head I do, I'm not so sure if it seems that way externally). 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Insomniac Playlist

For nights you can't sleep, here's a little playlist ... 

1. Honey by Marianne

2. Cover of Redbone

3. Da-P & theMIND - Ms.Communication feat.SUN

4. Young by Vallis Alps


Its been a little over a month since Keith and I took a trip to Japan for my 27th birthday. We went to Tokyo, Niigata, Osaka, and Kyoto. Japan is such a beautiful country with amazing food and tons of interesting sights to see. I stayed in a hostel for the first time - definitely my last! Although the hostels we stayed in were interesting and cute, I like having my privacy and luxury of a private bathroom. 

I have to go back - I want to see the cherry blossoms next time I go. 7 days was definitely not enough for all that we packed in. I want to spend more time in Kyoto - the food in Kyoto (especially this one Izakaya we came across) was to die for. 

We went camping in Niigata, where me and Keith had a traditional Japanese meal and ryo-kan experience. We also spent a night in a private outdoor onsen. As I type this, I'm feeling really major withdrawals, and miss Japan so much!

On my birthday Keith took me to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit and Fish bank Tokyo. The food was so delicious, and felt like a 10 course meal. I wore the wrong sweater, and had lint shedding all over the place (embarrassing). When we got to Osaka, Keith got me a tattoo as my birthday gift. I was going back and forth on getting a tiny wave but last minute decided to get a infinity sign with simple flowers. 

Anyway I'm sad to be back home. Maybe one day I can be a nomad (with Keith).