Malaysia 2018 haul

January 25, 2019

Malaysia 2018 haul | chainyan.co
My haul from our Malaysia trip last December. (In which everything I bought sparks joy, ha!) I posted photos of my haul on my Instagram and Twitter, but I thought I'd talk about it a bit more here! Aian and I have been going to KL every December for five years now, so I'm more or less familiar with the malls and what shops/brands are there. So with this trip I tried to limit myself to things that weren't available in Manila. In order of priority, the things I wanted to get were JLPT textbooks > skincare > journaling supplies > makeup. But also, I had to budget my spending so I had some money left for Comic Fiesta PLUS for souvenirs for my family. And my pocket money for this trip was...not a lot to begin with _(:3」∠)_

product empties #5

January 19, 2019

product empties | chainyan.co
Wow, long time no empties post! I keep all my empties in one big zip-lock bag, and when it's full then I know it's time for an empties post. It just took a bit longer to fill the bag this time, haha. Last year I became SUPER LAZY with skincare, so I didn't really use up a lot of products. I started getting back into multi-step skincare in June, and from there I was able to finally use stuff up! Here are all the products that I finished in 2018~

2019 theme + goals

January 13, 2019

2019 theme & goals | chainyan.co
Hey there, friends! I feel like I left everyone hanging in my previous post, huh ;; The truth is, because there was so much that I wanted to do, it took me a couple of days to decide on what things I really wanted to focus on this year, and so writing this post took longer than expected. But here it is—my theme and my goals for 2019! (It's a looong post this time too, but I'll be happy if you read til the end 💕)

looking back, looking ahead

January 10, 2019

looking back, looking ahead | chainyan.co
More than a week late, but Happy New Year! :) I thought I'd get some time to myself after all of the holiday celebrations were over, but I ended up spending the first week of 2019 still traveling all over the metro, meeting and having lunches and dinners with family and friends. I caught a cold on the eve of the New Year too, so I was scared I'd be starting the year sick. I managed to fight it off somehow, so thankfully it didn't turn into a full-blown flu or anything! Now that things have settled down, I finally have some time to sit down and write my first post for 2019. Usually this is the part where I talk about the previous year's goals and how I did, and then share my new goals for the year. This time though, I want to share a bit of my thoughts re: yearly goals and resolutions and why I'm planning to do things a little differently.
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