Saturday, July 30, 2016

Why I'm Loving Early Morning Bike Rides

Why I'm Loving Early Morning Bike Rides | Akinokiki

My dad, my sister and I started going on 45 minute bike rides a few times a week, starting early in the morning at 6am... and I'm loving them! I don't think I ever expected that I'd enjoy waking up early during summer break, and even less so, to do exercise. But here I am, enjoying these early morning bike rides, and here are 5 reasons why:

(Disclaimer: the photo quality isn't great because the main focus was on the biking, not the photo taking... hahaha)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Tiny Sephora Haul (with Sephora Birthday Gift 2016!)

A Tiny Sephora Haul | Akinokiki
This week, I finally decided to go for it and use a $30 gift card at Sephora to buy myself a Bite Beaty Lip crayon! I also got my 2016 free Sephora birthday gift of a Fresh brand face cleanser and mask, which was really exciting :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Honest First Impressions: Biore Pore Strip Sample

Biore Pore Strip First Impressions | Akinokiki
I've heard about the Biore pore strips on lots of different blogs and Youtube channels for a long time now, and was curious to try one, so when I found a sample in a magazine recently, I thought I'd give it a go. Here are my first impressions!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Look Through my IKEA Alex Drawers

A Look into my ALEX Drawers | Akinokiki
 I recently reorganized my IKEA Alex drawers, which I absolutely love, and I thought I'd share what I keep in the 5 drawers and how they're organized. Get ready to witness a serious stationery addiction... Enjoy :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Clothing Haul 2016

Summer Clothing Haul 2016 | Akinokiki
I have recently bought quite a few pieces of clothing this summer, and I thought I'd share a haul of the selection! Enjoy :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Taste of Toronto

A Taste of Toronto | Akinokiki
I spent about a day and a half visiting Toronto, Canada last week with my family. This post is a taste of what we did, saw and ate while there. This is a bit of a long one, so settle down and enjoy :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Beauty and Fashion Wishlist

A Beauty and Fashion Wishlist | Akinokiki

Today I wanted to share a list of some nice beauty products and fashion accessories that I've seen lately. I'm calling it a wishlist, but it's more of just a random list of nice things that I've seen or heard about in the past few weeks (though they are the ones that especially peaked my interest). Hope you enjoy :)

Thursday, July 07, 2016

My New MAMBI Happy Planner 2016-2017

MAMBI Happy Planner 2016-2017 | Akinokiki
Last year, I bought my first "decorative" planner... one that's pretty and that I use to scrapbook my memories with stickers, wash tape and highlighters. I got the MAMBI Happy Planner 1st edition and wrote a post about it here. This year, I decided to get one in the new, pretty watercolour style. I didn't fully use up my planner last year, but I'm hoping to get some good use out of it for a little longer this time around :)

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Summer Scentbook 2016

Summer Scentbook 2016 | Akinokiki

I'm so excited to be sharing my summer 2016 scentbook where I have compiled a bunch of my favourite scents: candles, body butters, perfumes, etc! This has been a long time coming, finding my favourite smells of the season and writing about them. It's in a different format than last year's post (see it here) due to the lower quality of the images that I found this time around, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!