The journey starts with you

Journaling is one of my favorite pastimes. I’ve kept many journals throughout my college years which reveal my day to day thoughts, dreams and goals.


I came across this small niche on youtube of those who journal their travel experiences. Since I have a big trip coming up this year, I thought this would be a great way to document all my experiences

I purchased this journal on Amazon for $26.99 which is great considering the Midoris travler’s notebook is almost $40.  The wanderings notebook is leather bound, includes three small  90 paged notebooks and has compass etched in on the bottom corner. I really thought this was a neat and subtle feature. It was probably the reason what drew me to purchasing this notebook. The notebook is small enough to fit in my purse but still large enough to accommodate  my large handwriting.

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The top 5 movies I want to see in 2017

I’m a huge movie buff and I’m a big fan of action/adventure movies. During my free time , I can dedicate an entire day to watching movies. I’ll rewatch old movies or watch indie films.

However,  the thing that I enjoy most is going out to my local movie theater to watch a highly anticipated movie. The overcrowded theaters and smell of popcorn in the air really add to the excitement.

The top 5 movies I would like to see this year are:

  1. Beauty and the Beast – March 17th, 2017
  2. Power Rangers – March 24th, 2017
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy – May 5th, 2017
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean – May 26th, 2017
  5. Wonder Woman – June 2, 2017

This year I’m definitely looking forward to all the upcoming movies especially Beauty and the Beast which is just a couple days away. I’m a die hard Disney fan and I watched this movie on VHS multiple times as a kid. Everything about Emma Watson screams Belle and I’m thrilled that I’ll finally be able to watch a classic Disney real life action movie


What are your top 5?



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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Hello World!

What a lovely way to end the new year with one final blog post of 2016. This year has been filled with many moments, moments that I’ll never forget.

I accomplished a couple of goals this year and I couldn’t have done them without the love and support of my family, friends and boyfriend. As cliche as the phrase “New year, New me” sounds it honestly reflects on how I’ve been feeling lately. There is still more room to improve my quality of lifestyle, goals I want to accomplish and places I want to see in 2017. So I will own that phrase and damn well say it when ever I please.

Here are some of my goals for 2017:

♡Travel to Europe
♡Have more mini weekend trips
♡Be consistent with blog posting.
♡Update website layout to my own design
♡Exercise more (hiking, running)
♡Read at least 5 books this year.
These are a few of the goals I would like to accomplish for 2017. My top goal is traveling to Europe only because this is a trip I’ve been dreaming about since I graduated from highschool. It was something that I wasn’t able to do all throughout college because I didn’t have money. This dream seems reachable now that I have a steady job and I’ve been saving. My boyfriend will be joining me on this unforgettable trip and to be honest I’m glad it didn’t happen when it did. At least now, I’ll be able to share that dream with my love.
What are your goals for 2017?

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October Beauty Buys

Hello Readers !

This past  month I’ve purchased a couple of beauty goodies and I’m here to elaborately discuss the different items. 

First I’d like to jump in and talk about Farsali Rose Gold Elixir. No joke but instagram made me buy this. I was sucked into the different videos that swore this elixir mixed with foundation gave them glowy skin. Of course I caved and spent almost $40 (shipping + tax included)  on this 15 mL bottle. Ouch !

It’s significantly overpriced but you get what you pay for and this really does feel luxurious  on my skin. It’s smells really good and it mixes really well with my foundation.

Would I buy this again ? Probably not unless I feel like splurging on myself again. I think my curiosity has been fulfilled and as of now I’m not looking to buy another bottle. However, if you are curious about buying this I would recommend to try this at least once. Live a little! 😉


So the holiday’s are upon us and our favorite beauty store “Sephora” has many boxed set goodies!  I came across this two faced and Beauty blender collab for only $40 + tax.  It included the blotterazi, one beauty blender and one sample sized duo highlighter and blush. The Blotterazi is my new fave go to item to carry in my purse. It really does the job when my face starts getting oily. The blush highlight duo is good but its not great.

I usually tend to buy the same brand of mascara brand over and over but this time I decided to try something new. I actually bought this mascara with a coupon I received from sampler set on my birthday. Overall, I think the mascara really makes my lashes pop and it gives them a significant amount of volume. My boyfriend actually pointed it out and noticed there was something different about my lashes when I used the sample size. So if my boyfriend notices my lashes look different then ill definitely take his word for it!





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