April 2017 Favorites

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Is it May already?! Wow, April just really went by in a huge blur, didn’t it? This month has been super busy in the office, since Q2 just started, but I’m so glad even though I’m exhausted because it’s getting closer and closer to summer! πŸ™‚ There’s nothing like warmer weather and a little sunshine to make the days a little brighter, right?

As with every month’s end, I’ve rounded up a list of my favorites, so without further ado, let’s get started!

Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Essence

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If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, then you’ll know (from this post about my skincare routine here) that I’ve been on the lookout for a new whitening essence ever since the discontinuation of my favorite whitening spot serum.

I can definitely say that my prayers have been answered with this new and improved whitening essence from Skinfood! It’s a upgraded version of their old formula and now comes in an essence form, as opposed to its previous serum consistency.

I’ve been incorporating this essence in to my nighttime skincare routine for the past 2 months or so, and I’ve definitely got to say that I’ve seen a slight improvement in the little freckles and sunspots that I had near my cheekbones. Also, with the added 30% sun-kissed tomato extract and vitamin-C, this essence helps to enhance and brighten the overall complexion of the skin! Plus, the improved formula makes it less drying, so I’ve definitely been enjoying that aspect of this improved version of the essence.

Polaroid ZIP Instant Photoprinter

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Polaroid and Instax cameras have definitely been very trendy in the past few years, but one of the things that I always found a little inconvenient about them were their size. This is why I love the new printers from both Polaroid and Fujifilm, since we can now print photos anywhere!

If you haven’t heard of these printers, then you’re definitely missing out because these pocket-sized devices pair wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth and uses a dedicated mobile app, allowing you to instantly edit and print 2×3” full-color photos.

I love how I can now print some of my favorite Instagram photos out, so that I can hang them up on my room! A little note though – since these printers are the first of its kind and are meant for convenience/portability, the quality of the prints can’t be compared to real printed photos. Just thought I’d get it out there, in case some of you were wondering about the quality of the prints. It’s still a neat little gadget to have, especially if you’re a collector of snippets of moments like me πŸ˜‰

Pusheen Coloring Book

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As I said earlier, the past few months have been super busy at the office, and once I’m home from work, even though I want to do so much for the blog, some days my brain just isn’t listening. On days like this, I’ve turned to my coloring books to help take away some edge and anxiety (which really works, by the way). This cute Pusheen coloring book has been my absolute favorite lately because what’s not to love about this adorable little kitten? πŸ˜€

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Imikoko iPhone 7 White Marble Slim Fit Snap On Hard Shell Case

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As many of you probably know, I’m a big fan of white marble prints, especially when it’s for my tech, like my MacBook or my iPhone, but ever since I switched to the iPhone 7, I haven’t found the perfect marble case for it yet 😦 A little while ago, I opted for a hard case with a marble print, but it turned out to be a little too fragile, and the edges kind of cracked within only one month of use.

That’s why this time, instead of looking for a hard case, I decided to try a soft one. What I love about this case is the shell because it resembles that of a rubber case, but at the same time, it’s still got structured edges, so it protects the phone so well! πŸ™‚ A big plus – the white marble printed pattern is also so pretty, and unless you’re really analyzing it up close, you really can’t tell that it’s a printed pattern!

MUJI Gel Ink Ballpoint Pens (9 Color Pack)

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Last but definitely not least are these super cute MUJI pens! If you’ve never heard of MUJI, they’re a Japanese retail company that sells a wide variety of household and consumer goods. Some of their most notable products are their stationery items, distinguished by its design minimalism, emphasis on recycling, avoidance of waste in production and packaging, and no-logo or “no-brand” policy.

I’m not if anyone else is like me, but when I have pretty pens and stationery, I just study better and focus more intently. It also makes me want to take more notes because the pens make my usually messy writing look a lot prettier LOL! πŸ˜€ A big plus – all of these colors make my notes look so fun!

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And that sums up all of my favorites for April! πŸ™‚ What were some of your favorite products this past month? Let me know in the comments because I always love hearing from all of you!

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37 thoughts on “April 2017 Favorites

    • Yes, this whitening essence is pretty good! I like that it’s not too drying on the skin, and although it’s definitely a slow process, I like that it doesn’t make my skin super irritated like a lot of intense whitening products do πŸ™‚

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