Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer Scentbook 2015

Summer scent book 2015: favourite summer scents! | Akinokiki
This summer scentbook has been a long time coming, and I'm so excited to finally share it with you! I first came up with the idea almost a year ago, and created my Autumn Scentbook 2014. (Props to last year's self for coming up with original content!) My scentbooks come about when I go around to all sorts of stores and find my favourite scents for the season to share with the internet. I've been collecting my top summer 2015 scents for quite a few months now, so I'm so excited to be posting my second scentbook!

Note: This time around, I included a whole bunch of body products in addition to candles, because it's pretty hot to be burning candles in the summer!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Cute DIY Layered Card | Papercraft

cute, layered DIY card

Today I'm just writing a quick blog post to share how to make this cute, layered card for any occasion. It's a quick DIY and it's perfect for papercrafters of any level! It was actually my little sister's birthday really recently (blog post about her day here) and I made her a birthday card. I loved it so much that I made a variation so that I could have another card, and also make a quick how-to post. So here it is!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Day in Almonte | My Sister's 13th Birthday

With my sister in Almonte
Note: This post is a bit late, but I was having trouble with uploading the photos :p

Last week, my sister turned thirteen years old—she's officially a (annoying) teenager! My family spent a lot of the day in a town called Almonte that we love... it's about an hour long drive from Ottawa (Ontario), or 2 hours from Kingston (Ontario). It's a nice little place to go for day trips and things, so I decided to take some nice photos while we were there, and I also included some other photos of my sister's birthday in general. Enjoy!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bioderma Micellar Water: Worth the Hype? (Yes!)

Bioderma Micellar Water: Worth the hype? | Akinokiki
It's really difficult to not read about the Bioderma Micellar Water when browsing through beauty blogs these days... it's definitely a cult favourite for removing makeup, and it seems like every blogger is raving about it. My mom purchased this micellar water a while ago because she's getting into makeup again, and so I thought I'd try some out to see it it's really worth the hype!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Perfect Romper for Summer 2015

As the weather gets hotter and hotter outside, the last thing I want to deal with is bulky clothes, or the opposite: uncomfortable tank tops and too-short shorts. I absolutely love wearing rompers (playsuits) in the summertime because they can look very stylish and put together without having much effort or thought needed in the morning. All I do is throw this on in the morning: it's quick, easy, and this one in particular looks like a summer dress without the added worry of skirt-mishaps. I got it at Garage, and it's definitely one of my favourite summer clothing items this year!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

1. This Week's Eats

Now that it's summer break, I have a lot more time on my hands to enjoy my hobbies. I absolutely love cooking and baking, but I never have time during the school year! I actually usually can't cook or bake in the summer, either, because we don't have air conditioning, so our house is uncomfortably hot. Because of this, the stove and oven are pretty much off-limits because they generate heat. However, this past week was pretty cool, so I ended up cooking three times, baking once, and even ate out once! I decided to document these yummy foods, and put them into a post. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

One year of Akinokiki

I noticed a few hours ago that I started this blog exactly a year ago today! This just a quick post to say thank you... Thank you to all of the amazing bloggers out there, as well as my followers who inspire me to create better content; thank you to my friends and family who have gotten excited when I showed them my online space; and most of all, thank you so much to you: everyone who has taken time to read my posts, or even comment!

The past year with this blog has been amazing, and I hope that the next year will be even better! x