Monday, August 31, 2015

Current Obsession: Clinique Cheek Pop

Clinique Ginger Pop | Akinokiki
Clinique Ginger Pop | Akinokiki
I never thought it would happen, but I've recently been absolutely obsessed with a blush! This is probably because it's a pigmented shade of bright, natural pink, and it's perfect for everyday use. It only takes an extra 2 seconds in the morning, because it's very easy to keep it looking natural and not clown-like. The blush I'm talking about is Clinique's cheek pop in "ginger pop". I've been wearing this blush almost every day since I bought it on my birthday (read about that and also see a swatch here) and I love applying it with the RealTechniques blush brush. Not only are the shade and quality of the product unbeatable, the product is shaped as a daisy which I find beautiful... and it's perfect for photos, which is a blogger's dream! (Both the product itself and any look using the blush!) It just adds a lovely pop of colour to an otherwise plain look, but it's so subtle that you wouldn't know it was there. I think that this shade would compliment almost any skin tone because it's just so natural and pink, so if you're on the lookout for an amazing high-end blush, this should definitely be on your list!

Have you been loving any blushes recently? I'd love to hear your suggestions :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Montreal and Clothing Haul

Beautiful Church in Old Montreal
Last week, my family drove to Montreal, Quebec and spent two days there. we explored a small part of the city, did some shopping and ate some amazing food so I wanted to share it on my blog today!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My Current Favourite Pink Lips

My Current Favourite Pink Lips | Akinokiki
Last month I shared my favourite summer lip products of 2015, but I've recently been using three more products that I just had to share... they're all amazing pink lip colours! As you may have realized, I'm a little obsessed with lip products, so I thought it was time to finally share these little treasures :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I Hit Pan!

I Hit Pan on my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder! | Akinokiki

I just wanted to write a super quick post today to share something little but exciting—I hit pan for the first time ever! I always see bloggers and vloggers talking about how exciting it is to "hit pan" on products, but I've never related because I've always been someone who uses products very sparingly. (I've finished up non-pan products before; they're in this empties post) The pan at the bottom of my Rimmel Stay Matte powder is now showing, and I'm so excited because this is a product that I love a lot, and this really proves to myself how often I use it! :)

Sorry that this post was absolutely pointless, but I was excited :) Stay tuned for more interesting posts this weekend!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Recent Stationery Buys

Recent Stationery Buys | Akinokiki
Hello everyone! Today I just wanted to share some of my recent stationery purchases in a very quick post. As you probably know, I'm very obsessed with paper crafting and all things cute (ahem, my planner)... so I love a good stationery haul!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Favourite Sun Dress and some Gelato

My Favourite Sun Dress from American Eagle | Akinokiki
Don't mind my flip flops, haha—my favourite pair of sandals broke!
(This was sadly long overdue as I kept wearing them everyday for three summers!)
I feel like every time a new season comes around, I find a few staple clothing items that are perfect for me, and I tend to wear them a lot during that season. This summer, I've found quite a few of these staple pieces, and this sun dress from American Eagle is definitely one of them! (This romper from Garage is yet another) The dress is a shift dress, so it's super flowy and comfortable to wear for almost any occasion. I also love the caged straps... it adds a cool design element to the otherwise shapeless dress.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

What I Got for my 16th Birthday!

I turned 16 almost 2 weeks ago now, and my family and friends gave me a bunch of amazing gifts for my birthday, so I really wanted to share them on my blog. (better a little late than never, right?) If you're new to my blog, you can find a post about the amazing day, and some shopping that I did here

Friday, August 07, 2015

My 16th Birthday

My 16th birthday | Akinokiki
I can finally say that I'm 16 years old: I had my birthday last week! My family made the day amazing, so I thought I'd share how it went. Get ready for a "What I Got for my Birthday" post soon, too! (I tried putting it all in one post, but it got wayyy too long because I ramble)