Monday, September 12, 2016

Easy DIY: Long-Burning Scented Candles

Easy DIY Long-Burning Scented Candles | Akinokiki
I am a huge candle lover in the fall. The warmth and light and amazing scents always get me excited for cozying up during this season of the year, and because I love making things at home, I've always wanted to try making my own candles. Candle making can be very daunting, especially since there are so many tools and ingredients that you can buy, making it easy to be a very expensive craft project. I decided to give it a go quite a few months ago, and I ended up making an easy and cheap long-burning candle recipe that smells however you want, and works just as well as store-bought candles do! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

An Etsy Planner Sticker Haul

An Etsy Planner Sticker Haul | Akinokiki
If you've read my blog for a little while now or if you follow my instagram, you'll probably know that I'm obsessed with scrapbooking in my Happy Planner and using stickers from Etsy among other stationery. If not, you know now! I recently purchased a bunch of stickers from two different Etsy shops for my planner, and I wanted to share them because they're just so cute! (I actually already used some of them, hence the missing stickers in some of the sheets) Enjoy :)

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Banff/Lake Louise: A Photo Diary

Banff/Lanke Louise: A Photo Diary | Akinokiki
A couple of weeks ago, my family flew out to the west coast of Canada, including the Banff and Lake Louise area in the Rockies, Alberta. It's such a surreally beautiful area, so I took a huge load of photos while we were there. I'm so excited to finally be able to share them... it took a while to get them ready, because my computer started deleting them off of my computer and I almost lost all of them! Luckily, all of the photos were backed up to Dropbox, so I have them all back again :) 
I'm so glad that I can finally share these photos because it's one of those areas where just being there made me feel so alive and happy, and the sights really made me remember and appreciate how amazing our Planet is (and why we need to do everything we can to help save it!) Hope you enjoy this photo diary :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fresh Beauty Gift Review

Review: Fresh Beauty | Akinokiki
I got two deluxe samples of Fresh Beauty products last month from Sephora as a free birthday gift. (featured in a post here) I have been using the two skincare products since, and I thought I'd share my thoughts here!