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Last year for my birthday, I decided to get a Dior book tote! It was a bag that caught my attention but I never found a pattern that I loved enough. I could’ve gone with the classic oblique or Toile de Jouy design but I knew it wouldn’t spark joy. I eventually found the small (now medium and will refer to it as a medium book tote going forward) bayadere embroidery design (from 2020) that I fell in love with because I found the design to be simple, timeless, and not to mention, neutral beige!  Unfortunately, it sat in my closet for the remainder of 2021 up until early this year, Dan and I went to Las Vegas after two…

This review is not sponsored by Burt’s Bee. All opinions are my own. Guess who finally finished her first Burt’s Bee lip balm?! I ended up going to Target to get a new lip balm but unfortunately, they ran out of the peppermint one that I used last time (yellow stick above) so I ended up grabbing the ‘Ultra Conditioning’ because I can’t stand the grapefruit scent. The ultra-conditioning is said to give you at least 4 hours of moisturizing. Whenever a product claims to do a certain thing for a certain amount of time, I tend to look past it. However, the lip balm did do about 4 hours of moisturizing (and then some) BUT to be honest, I…

*This post is most likely NSFW and TMI for those who are uncomfortable with sexual topics. This is my personal account with IUD; some readers may find it too graphical. I’m choosing to share my experience because, during my research, I couldn’t find many personal details/experiences of copper IUDs besides medical summaries of copper IUDs. *This is an old post that I recycled from my previous blog. As of May 2022, I am not on any contraceptives but I am more than happy to answer any questions about the IUD.  — It’s been approximately two months since I got my copper IUD inserted in me aaaaaaaand…. I don’t regret it all!  A bit about my background: 21 years old and…

When I tell people that I love solo-travelling and list some of the places I’ve been alone, I get two reactions: “Oh my gosh, I love that you travel solo! I can never do it but kudos to you!” “Oh… why?” *thinks, does she not have any friends or something?* And in a way, #2 is half right… I don’t have many friends and the friends I do have, don’t travel much or don’t have the same interest in seeing the places I like. In April 2018, I went on a two-week trip to Japan with Dan and three of our mutual friends. The Japan trip was the biggest friends trip ever and I was excited, don’t get me wrong,…

With restrictions lifting and many borders starting to open up again, I bet we’re all itching to travel and see the world again. We’ve all heard about hostels and how cheap they are. You’ve probably seen the movie Hostel and avoided it like a plague. You probably have friends that stayed in a hostel for a few nights. Regardless, hostels provide travellers affordable accommodation for one night or their entire duration of the vacation. For many, hostels are not the first choice of accommodation, mainly because they’re not familiar with or hold untrue beliefs about hostels. When I first considered staying at a hostel, I was a little apprehensive about sharing rooms with a bunch of strangers, especially in washrooms.…

I was hesitant in writing this entry because I wanted to try something new this year and not jump on the “new year, new blog” wagon anymore. But the more I sat on this, the more I want to share my priorities and mini goals this year as a way to be brutally honest and open with my blog and readers… after all, this blog is meant to be a personal lifestyle blog! Every year for the past decade or so, I remember writing goals down. At that time, I didn’t learn about writing proper goals so a lot of my goals were quite vague and essentially, unattainable. As I started to learn more about proper goal writing and SMART…