2.28.2017

Tsum Tsum Haul ♥ Aristocats, A Bugs Life & Chicago Set

Tsum Tsum Haul
In February, my collection expanded a lot because I bought a couple of new Tsum Tsums so I had to share my recent additions to my Tsum Tsum collection with you guys. Let's take a look at my newest Tsum Tsum buddies!

Tsum Tsum Haul
Tsum Tsum Haul
Tsum Tsum Haul
Disney released a slew of city-themed Tsum Tsums and of course I had to get the Chicago Tsum Tsums because I was born there. I love how Minnie and Mickey are dressed up as food. The details on Minnie's costume are so cute! I also love the subway box the Tsum Tsums came in it's so cute!

Tsum Tsum Haul
The Best of Pixar collection was released in February. The collection featured Tsum Tsums from WALL-E and A Bugs Life. I bought Heimlich and Dot (I wish they would've given her a crown). Heimlich is the cutest little thing!

Tsum Tsum Haul
I finally got Marie's brothers, Berlioz and Toulouse. When the Disney Store released the Aristocats collection I quickly jumped online and ordered the ones I wanted. I wanted to get Duchess but I didn't like the way she looked (why did they make her different?). I will most likely get the Japanese version instead because I want to complete the family.

Tsum Tsum Haul
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2.27.2017

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World ♥ Game Review

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Game Review
Over the weekend I finally completed Poochy + Yoshi's Woolly World. I bought this back when it first came out earlier this month so it took me about a month to finish. It's basically a continuation of Kirby's Epic Yarn but Yoshi edition! I know they had Yoshi's Woolly World for the Wii U but I never played it so I can't compare the two games but from what I've seen online they're practically the same game.

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Game Review
The game starts off on an island filled with yarn Yoshis. One day the evil Kamek transforms all of the Yoshi into skeins of wool and scatters them throughout the land for his master, Baby Bowser. Yoshi and Poochy must visit all six lands to rescue your fellow Yoshi and reunite them back on the island.

There are two different types of game modes, the regular and mellow mode. In the mellow mode, your Yoshi is given wings and is accompanied by three Poochy pups that help you battle enemies and help you find hidden treasures. If you own other Amiibo figures you can unlock different patterns for Yoshi. If you use the Poochy Amiibo he plays alongside with you and helps you travel and defeat enemies.

If you want a break from the story mode there are tons of other extras Poochy + Yoshi's Woolly World offer. You can design your own Yoshi pattern, play as Poochy, rescue the Poochy pups, play some of the extra levels, there is so much to do in this game!

Overall I love how adorable this game is! As someone who works with yarn, I love games that incorporate creative craftiness. As I was playing I noticed that it's basically like Kirby's Epic Yarn but with Yoshi. I've played plenty of Yoshi games in the past and it stays turn to the past Yoshi games but this time he is throwing balls of yarn instead of eggs. Some of the levels are more difficult than others, especially the extra levels! I haven't been able to complete any of the extra levels. haha

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Game Review
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Game Review
If you buy the Poochy + Yoshi bundle you get a separate yarn Poochy Amiibo which you can use to play in the game. It's really well made. It has a knitted texture and is unlike other Amiibo figures that I own because you place Poochy's bum on the Amiibo reader.

You can buy Poochy + Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo Bundle here

Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Game Review
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2.24.2017

I Have Returned ♥ Weekly Thoughts

Weekly Thoughts
#1 It's been a while hasn't it? I don't have a good excuse this time. I was actually going to miss today's post and wait til Monday to start off fresh but I decided against it! Hello!

#2 I started watching Riverdale. A lot of bloggers and other people on Twitter have been buzzing about the show so I decided to give it a chance. I'm only 2 episodes in but so far it's a pretty decent show, reminds me of Pretty Little Liars.

#3 Earlier this week it was Lucy's 3rd birthday. I can't believe that 3 years ago my precious little bagel bite wasn't even born! Even though she can be sassy, bark excessively at times, gets poo stuck in her bum and throws up on my bed from time to time I still love her!

#4 I normally never drink coffee while on my period because I get awful cramps. However, I needed the caffeine so I drank my usual cups and guess what? No cramps! I mean I still got cramps but I don't think it was the coffee's fault.

#5 Three songs that I've been listening to lately are KARD - Don't Recall, Twice - Knock Knock and Lana Del Rey - Love (because I don't just listen to kpop). I'm curious as to what you are listening to at the moment.

#6 Yesterday I finished watching Weightlifter Fairy Kim Bok Joo for the second time. This time I watched it with my younger sister. She agrees this is the best drama ever! She actually wants to watch it again. lol

#7 I read this post the other day and I can relate to the author so much. I am constantly doubting myself on my appearance to the point where I don't care what I look like anymore because it doesn't matter how much effort I put into my appearance because I never feel confident in my skin. After reading that post I felt a little better about myself because I know that I'm not alone.

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2.20.2017

My Morning Skincare Routine ♥ Winter/Spring 2017

My Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2017
I haven't posted a full skincare routine since 2015! Why? Well, I am always looking for the perfect skincare regime with products that actually work on my face. However, I've come to a realization that may never happen and that's alright. Instead of not sharing any of my routines at all I've decided to share small parts of my routine, seasonally. I'm also splitting my routines from morning to night because I follow a 10-step Korean skincare and I don't want these posts to be too lengthy (the night routine will be tho!). My morning routine requires half of the products that my night routine contains, to most this is still a lot of products. But if you want amazing skin then you must be able to work for it!

My Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2017
Toner - Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
I don't cleanse my face in the morning because I don't think it's necessary, plus it dries out your skin. The first step in my morning skincare routine is toner. I use a cotton round to apply the toner because I want to get rid of any residue that may have formed overnight (like drool). What I love about using this facial toner by Klairs is that it leaves my face hydrated while still clearing my face. You can also use this as an afternoon pick-me-up by simply apply a bit of product on your hands and lightly tapping the toner into your skin - this adds moisture to your midday dehydrated face and gives you that perk up you need to continue the day.

Essence - Sheet mask
Since I use a different sheet mask every night the type of leftover essence I use in the morning varies. The night before I seal the mask packaging with a clip so that the remaining liquid doesn't dry.

Emulsion - Secret Key Snail Repairing Emulsion
Next, I use an emulsion. This product was in my previous skincare routine. This is my third bottle of the Secret Key Snail Repairing Emulsion. When I use this I notice my skin is more bouncy than usual.

My Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2017
Moisturizer - Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream
As if the essence and emulsion weren't enough I seal everything up with a moisturizer. I'm currently using the Mizon Black Snail All In One Cream. It moisturizes my skin but I've only noticed minimal results. I'm looking for a Kbeauty anti-aging cream that actually works so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

My Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2017
Eye Cream - Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream
Normally I would use eye patches or an eye stick to help wake up my eyes. However, I currently don't own either so I'm using an eye cream at the moment. This eye cream hydrates, soothes, refreshes, slightly whiteness and moisturizes my eye area. Not the best eye cream out there but if you are new to eye creams I would recommend this one.

Sun Protection - Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45/PA+++
The final and most important step in my morning skincare routine is sun protection (I only do this if I plan on going out). Using a sun cream in is super important that if you don't use one every day then I challenge you to order one right now! The Missha All Around Safe Block Essence is one of my absolute favorite sun creams because it's light, dissolves effortlessly on the skin and affordable. I've reviewed this before so go check that post if you are interested.

My Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2017
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2.17.2017

Valentine's Day, Crochet & BTS ♥ Weekly Thoughts

Weekly Thoughts
#1 I've been wearing the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream almost everyday. This was my first ever bb cream I ever used when I was in high school and it's been a favorite for a long time! The coverage is perfect that you don't need to wear any concealer because it covers any blemishes and dark circles but doesn't feel heavy.

#2 For Valentine's Day I got some chocolates from my dad and that cute card from my sister. I know a lot of people despise Valentine's Day but honestly I don't mind it. I think of it as a day of love rather then a day for couples.

#3 Thank you for all the compliments on the Polaroid Garland pattern. I can't wait to show you guys my next pattern!

#4 This week I learned a new crochet technique called the Tunisian knit stitch. It's a crochet stitch that creates a knitted effect. I've always preferred knitted things over crochet because I love how knitted stitches look and feel. But I'm horrible at knitting so I picked up crochet and it's been my specialty since.

#5 Have you heard BTS's new album? It's amazing! Whenever a kpop group (that I like) releases a new album I always listen to it at least one time through because sometimes the songs on the album are better then the song they're promoting. I've now listened to BTS new album 4-5 times and I love most of the songs. I'm not even a huge BTS fan but I can appreciate a good album when I hear one.

#6 Remember last week I said I was getting a new phone? Will I did! I actually received my phone moments after I publish last week's weekly thoughts. I picked the regular iPhone 7 in rose gold and so far I've been loving it! My favorite thing about the phone is the amount of space I have and the headphones (Apple's headphones are the best!).

#7 Sorry for my lack of beauty posts lately. I want my blog to have an even amount of beauty and lifestyle posts but for the past couple of months I've been posting more lifestyle posts and less beauty. I still love skincare and makeup but for some reason I haven't been inspired to write anything beauty related. Maybe it's just a phase. What type of posts do you prefer beauty or lifestyle?

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2.14.2017

Polaroid Garland ♥ Crochet Pattern

Polaroid Garaland Crochet Pattern
Happy Valentine's Day! My treat to you is a new crochet pattern! Today I will be showing how to create a Polaroid garland. This pattern is really simple and only requires a couple of minutes to prepare. I would've loved to post this pattern before Valentine's Day but I lost track of time! Hopefully you enjoy the pattern anyways. It will make a cute decorative piece!

Polaroid Garaland Crochet Pattern
You will need
- G/4.25 mm size crochet hook
- White worsted yarn
- Colored worsted yarn
- Twine or beige colored yarn
- Clothespin (optional)
- Yarn needle
- Colored felt
- Glue
- Scissors

Aberrations
Ch(s) - chain(es)
St(s) - stitch(es)
Slst - slip stitch
Dec - decrease
Cc - color change
Hdc - half double crochet

Polaroid Garaland Crochet Pattern
Polaroid
Start with whatever color your wish (minus white yarn)
- Ch 13 sts, hdc starting with the 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 12 sts. Total = 12 sts
- Ch 1, turn, 12 hdc sts. Total = 12 sts (repeat 8x more times)
- Cc to white yarn
- Ch 1, turn, 12 hdc sts. Total = 12 sts (repeat 3x times)
Cut off

With white yarn insert hook to the bottom side of your crochet piece and slst. Hdc 15 sts on each side and 10 sts on the top (where you first started).On the corners of the top part hdc 2 sts on each corner. When you reach the end cut off and leave a string long enough to weave in ends.

Polaroid Garaland Crochet Pattern
Make as many Polaroids as you want, I made four for my garland. Next is time to decorate! You can customize your Polaroids however you choose. With scissors I cut out various different shapes and glued them to the Polaroids. On one of the Polaroids I used some crochet animal pieces that I had leftover from previous crochet project. Once you have all your Polaroids decorated it's time to put the garland together!

With twine or beige colored yarn ch 10 sts. Slst to 1 st to form a loop. Ch 25 sts, slst to the middle st of one of the Polaroid pieces (repeat until all of your Polaroids are attached). When you are on your last Polaroid piece Ch 35 sts. Slst to the tenth st from hook and cut off. Weave in ends. You have completed your Polaroid garland.

Polaroid Garaland Crochet Pattern
You could hang your garland the traditional way, horizontal. Or you can hang it vertical like I did here. Fun fact, when I was taking pictures one of the sides fell but I actually love how it looked so I decided to keep my Polaroid garland like this, lol. Attach some clothespins for a cute touch.

Polaroid Garaland Crochet Pattern
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2.13.2017

Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book ♥ Flip Through

Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
When I was scrolling through my Instagram feed a couple weeks ago I saw a picture of Kawaii Alpacas, A Super Cute Coloring Book. Believe it or not I didn't own a adult coloring book before I bought this adorable coloring book to devote my personal time to. Coloring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety so if you are someone who gets stressed invest in a adult coloring book. To those who may be interested in Kawaii Alpacas I will be showing you some pages and what to expect if you decide to buy Kawaii Alpacas.

Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
When you flip open the book the first thing you will notice is the color page test. Here you can test out your coloring utensils before you proceed to color. This is a genius idea! Because you never truly know how the colors are going to appear on paper until its too late.

Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip ThroughKawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
Isn't this the cutest coloring book you ever seen! What I love about this book the most is all the details! It's also affordable, I bought mine for $7! The only thing that bothered me was that the pages aren't double sided but aside from that everything is dandy!

Kawaii Alpacas Coloring Book Flip Through
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2.10.2017

Female Superheros, Yoga & New Phone ♥ Weekly Thoughts

Weekly Thoughts
#1 Last weekend I watched so many female superhero cartoons.
I started off by finishing season one of Bee and Puppycat (that last episode tho..) season finale then I binged watched Star vs The Forces Of Evil. If you haven't watch it I would highly recommend it! I've only watched season one but I'm hoping that Hulu will post season 2 soon!

#2 I've been taking advantage of my Hulu account and also started watching Sailor Moon. I never realized how many episodes the original Sailor Moon had. As much as I love the art style of Sailor Moon Crystal I felt like the show lacked personalty. Now that I'm watching the 90's original I'm loving all the random episodes in between the main story.

#3 Like I mentioned in my February goals I want to post 2 crochet patterns this month. I already have multiple ideas but as I was working on one of the projects I noticed that it involves so much detail. So I'm thinking instead of posting it as a free pattern I might just start selling the item on my Etsy shop. What are your thoughts on this?

#4 On Tuesday I posted my first Instagram story! I shared a quick review and tutorial on the rubber Mask that I received in the Me To Me Memebox. I ended up loving the mask so I think I will buy it again and post a proper review on it here on my blog. I think I should start posting more on my Instagram story rather then Snapchat because it's more convenient.

#5 This week I also read up on my birth chart. If you haven't read your birth chart you really should because it tells you so much information about yourself. Your chart can tell you all about your personality, love life, job and even death (Apparently, I'm gonna buy of natural causes at an old age). All you need to know is where and what time you were born. It's scary how accurate your chart can be!

#6 I've been doing 30 minutes of yoga for over a week now and I feel amazing! Just a week ago I was in a dark place but now I feel more at ease with myself and I definitely think it's the yoga that's healed me. If you are feeling depressed or sluggish I highly recommend yoga!

#7 This weekend I'm getting a new phone! I've been waiting to get a new phone since last year and it's finally happening. I take really good care of my phone and have never dropped, broken the screen break or any technically issues. However, just last week the lower volume button on my phone decided to stop working properly (it doesn't make the click sound when you press it). Note to self, never buy hard cases again! I'm getting the iphone 7 in rose gold and i'm sooooooo excited!

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2.09.2017

Lifestyle Favorites ♥ January 2017

January 2017 Lifestyle Favorites
Here is part two of my January favorites, check out part one here. I didn't think I had that many lifestyle favorites but when I actually sat down and started thinking about what items I reached for and loved the most in January I noticed I had more then I thought I did. Let's get started!

January 2017 Lifestyle Favorites
Just Peachy Pins
I've recently started collecting pins. Pins are actually really trendy at the moment. You can wear them on your clothes or bag but I honestly just like looking at them on dream board. My favorite shop for pins is Just Peachy, they have such cute designs like that Mimikyu pin!

You, Me and Coffee Mug
I drunk a lot of tea in January and 80% of the time you could find me using this mug. It's from Target's Valentine's collection, there are various designs and they only cost $5!

Mini Happy Planner Cover
Ever since I bought my Mini Happy Planner I've been looking for accessories to decorate my planner with. Isn't that cover from Hello Paper Cat the cutest? You can see all of the other goodies I bought from her here but that cover is my favorite!

January 2017 Lifestyle Favorites
Smarty Pants Adult Probiotic Complete Gummies
Every now and then I like to see the Amazon's deal of the day. One day I noticed that they had Smarty Pants gummies for only $9! I decided to buy them not only because they're cheap but also because they're a probiotic. Probiotics help your gut process everything. I've been looking for vitamins that don't contain any gelatin and these don't so they're safe for vegetarians and vegans. I take 1-2 every morning and they've definitely made my stomach feel at ease.

Bigelow Green Tea with Lemon Tea
In January, I suffered from a cold. My main three liquids were water, lemon water and this green tea with lemon. This is one of my all-time favorite teas. I've bought multiple boxes of this tea in the past that I've lost count. You can really taste the lemon in this tea which makes green tea drinking more enjoyable. I've even gotten my younger sister to start drinking this tea and she hates tea!

January 2017 Lifestyle Favorites
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2.07.2017

February 2017 Goals ♥ Blog & Lifestyle

February 2017 Goals
A new month means an empty canvas, a window of vast opportunities to pursue! In January I post a list of my 2017 goals. I have so many things I want to do in 2017 but in order to make these goals into reality I'm going to have to split them up into different months. Last month I didn't begin any of my resolutions so I already lost a month! If you also slacked off in January join me in starting fresh.

Lifestyle
1. Start Learning Korean
This is one of my top goals for 2017. I don't remember the last time I properly sat down in my desk with a pen and notebook and studied Korean. A couple years ago I would study everyday of week for an hour a day so I want to work up to that again.

2. Complete A Yoga Challenge
After finishing Adriene's 30 Days of Yoga a couple years ago (last year?) I've wanted to try it again. Last month she released another monthly yoga challenge. I'm currently on day 7 and I feel so refreshed and energized! If you thought about participating in this challenge I highly recommend it.

3. Fix My Sleeping Schedule
As I mentioned in this post my sleeping schedule has been all over the place lately! I go to bed around 7 am and wake up at 5 pm. This isn't healthy and my body knows this so looks like I'm going to have to go 24 hours without sleep if I want to resolve this matter.

4. Start A New Book
Reading a book a month is a new habit that I want to add to my routine. I have a list of books on my Amazon wishlist that I want to purchase but I'm not letting myself buy anything new until I read what I have on my bookshelf.

Blogging
5. Post 2 Crochet Patterns
This year I want to post at least one crochet a month since I missed last month's so I decided to post two patterns this month. I already have one pattern planned but I also want to post a Valentine's Day themed pattern but can't think of anything! Any ideas?

6. Plan Out My Posts At Least 1-2 Weeks In Advance
I like being prepared for things in advance, that of course includes blogging. My blogging schedule has been all over the place lately. I try to schedule my posts to go up on 3:30 pm EST but on days when I have work I will sometimes forget to schedule my posts and will sometimes forget to publish the post by the time I get home. I wish to fix this by planning at least a week or two in advance.

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