Category Archives: Rants and Raves

Top 7 Apps I Use to Learn Languages (Mandarin, Japanese, and Tagalog)

7 Apps I Use to Learn Languages

I enjoy learning new languages; I think it’s really fun! On top of that, I went to a Chinese school while I was living in the Philippines, and that’s what sparked my interest! It’s really cool to study and then watch movies or listen to music and actually understand what people are saying, even if it’s only a few words. Plus I like to learn about, and appreciate other people’s cultures, and I find it really humbling. So without further ado, let’s go~~

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February&March 2017 Recap

February-March-2017-Recap

Hi all, I have another recap post for you. I didn’t do that much in February, so I decided to do another combined post! I haven’t done that much reading, because I’m busy with classes, but I managed to get a few reviews out! I’ve also made great progress on a book I’m working on, so I’m really happy about that! Anyway, let’s get into it!

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Book Reading Playlist – Wintersong

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Hey all, so I’ve decided to feature a book reading playlist inspired by a different book I read once a month! I’m just trying to broaden my blog content, and I thought this would be a good idea. This is an English blog, and I do mostly listen to Asian songs (Mando-pop, K-pop/rock, J-pop/rock, Phil-pop, etc.) but I’ll try to keep it to mostly English songs. Plus I think this will be a good way for me to find new songs too!

This month I’ve decided to make a playlist for Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, because that’s pretty much all my life has been the last two weeks! So here are thirteen songs I’ve been loving which remind me of the book!

13.  Make Me (Cry) by Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth Continue reading Book Reading Playlist – Wintersong

Top Seven YouTube Beauty Gurus

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Hi all, so today I’m going to be talking about seven of my fave beauty gurus! They kind of inspired me to start a beauty blog! I feel like books and beauty are the top two things that help me get through life, which is why I started this blog. So without further ado, here we go!

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7. Michelle Phan Continue reading Top Seven YouTube Beauty Gurus

Current Winter Skincare Routine!

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Hi all, today I’m bring you my current skincare routine! I’m kind of tired of doing just review blogs, so I thought this would be a fun way to change it up a bit. Hope you enjoy, and let’s begin!

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About Where I Live:

So you have to make a routine that matches the climate you’re from. I live in Alaska, and currently it is cold and dry; like crack your face open dry. So I need to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Also, I can’t use a face wash that strips my face of tons of oil.

We can break my skincare routine into two different sections: the everyday routine and the twice a week routine. I do this because there are some products that aren’t good for everyday use. Continue reading Current Winter Skincare Routine!

December 2016 – January 2017 Recap

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Hi all, long time no recap post! So sorry I was MIA for awhile! A lot happened in the last two months; I had finals, I got sick, and then I went on vacation. I did manage to post here and there, but I’m still trying to get back on a schedule! So, just in case you missed anything, here’s the recap!tumblr_obkzycikfg1sk2kqwo1_500

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Monthly Recap: November 2016

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Made it through November, throw a party! Jk, I can’t throw a party I have finals coming up. Speaking of, I was on a blogging streak! Then finals sneaked up behind me, and yeah, I’ve slowed down a bit. However, I wanted to get at least on post up this week; so here’s a recap of my November! Continue reading Monthly Recap: November 2016