Sunday, July 15, 2018

Yet Another Life Update // {P.O.V + Let's Eat Here!}

It's been 2 years since my last update. Let me let that sink in, 2 years (´⊙o⊙`;)

A lot can change in two years, and I hope that I was able to change during the time that has passed to a better person.

Anyways, let's get to it!

🔽What Courtney Has Been Doing Instead of Blogging🔽

- Started learning how to Ballroom Dance!! Competed in 3 competitions so far!
-Will be doing Graphic Design program this April ೭੧(❛▿❛)੭೨
-No longer works as a Barista...but now works as Medical Office Assistant
-Watched Vance Joy twice now. This makes it a total of 3 times 
- Begun doing Barre Fitness!
- Hiked Joffre Lake, The Chief and many more places
- GRADUATED with my Bachelor's!!!
- And now sadly, paying off my loans...

(Please note that the rest of the content below was written back in 2016...)

|| Places of Vancouver ||

If there's one thing to know about me, one of my hobbies, is hiking. I love exploring new places and looking at the scenery. Sadly, this year, I wasn't able to hike too much, in fact, I think I only hiked twice this year ●︿●

Luckily, I was able to explore a new place in Vancouver. During the last week of August of 2016, my close friend and I went to Rice Lake.

The side view of Rice Lake.
The water looked so clear reality it was mucky and brown :c
Aesthetic picture, haha.
Posing, cause I need one for Instagram.
It was a peaceful hike, quite small, but it was nice and enjoyable. I do have to say that the water was mucky and not clear at all.

However, if you guys fine yourselves in Vancouver and want to hike, I would not recommend Rice Lake, only because there are other places such as Deep Cove, Cypress Falls, etc., that have a much better view.

Let's EaT Here!

If you must know, from the time away I was from blogging, I became interested in trying new food places in Vancouver! In fact, I made another Instagram account to document the places I tried and the dishes of food. 

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Due to this new hobby of mine, I was able to find new places in Vancouver that I enjoyed eating at. And one of those places was Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

A closeup of the menu.
Can you feel the ambiance?

Located on 762 Cambie Street, it's actually quite easy to miss the restaurant, seeing how the entrance is a bit small. However, once you enter in, the place is quite spacious. They had multiple seating for dining, places to sit at the bar and as well, part of the restaurant was a shellfish market, where people can go buy their own seafood.

The time my friend and I went there, it was happy hour. This meant the oysters were $1 a piece!!!  ٩(◕ั ∀◕ั๑٩)
Oysters galore.
Because it was our first time here, we were a bit cautious on how many oysters we wanted to order. However, that thought went away as soon as we ate an oyster each. It was very fresh.

More pictures, because why not?
Given with the oysters was a complimentary bucket of fried potato chips. More so, we were given half a lemon, cilantro and cocktail sauce to give more flavor to the oysters.

Colorful sauces.
If that wasn't enough, at our disposal, we had also 3 more additional sauces. I believe we had apple cinnamon cider, mango and watermelon. From the three, I enjoyed the mango sauce with my oysters the most.

Overview of what we ate.
In addition, my friend and I also got the deep-fried oysters, which was the first time I tried it. I would actually described to be savory and sweet.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience of the Fanny Bay, I would recommend going there during happy hour! There's a lot to choose from for half the price.

Since I haven't technically posted a really long long post for a long time...I decided to finish this one up with some of the songs I found enjoyable. Hopefully, you guys will like them as well.

The Head and the Heart - All We Ever Knew

Reuben and the Dark - Heart in Two

Meiko - Stuck on You

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Winners Haul

If you're familiar with the stores, Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls or TJ Maxx, than the Canadian version of those types of stores is Winners

Winners carry just about everything they can, but with a reasonable price. Everyday, they push out new products and because of it, when they have something you like, you better grab it, since chances are, it's probably the only one in the store.

I speak from experience, when I say this, I love being customer at Winners, then working there ¯\(◡‿◡) /¯

Overview of my haul.
On Thursday, I went shopping downtown, after getting my textbook from the Vancouver Library and decided to pop in, with the intention of looking for a wool hat only. However, I ended up getting more items than I anticipated. 

From my haul, I got:
 Marc Jacobs Blush Perfume
 Anna Sui Foaming Moisture Wash
 Black Pom Pom Hat
 Sheep Wool Knee High Socks

The beauty products I picked up.
The item that I was most excited about was the Marc Jacobs Blush Perfume. I wanted to get it when they were selling it at Sephora, but I lost my chance to get it back then...but I'm glad I found it at a cheaper price!

The Anna Sui Foaming Wash was something I didn't intend to buy, but since my skin is sh*t these days, I figure I give it a try

Clothing products I got!
So the whole point of me going into Winners was to buy a hat,  but ironically, I'm debating if I should return it or not. It's a cute design, but when I tried it on at home, it didn't look right.

The other item I got was a pair of sheep wool knee high socks. I love them already they're super soft

A Closer View

The packaging was so cute, inside and out.
The packaging of the bottle in detail.
Backside, along with the ingredients.
I tried the product out and I like it. It smells like a combination of lavender and rose tea and it goes on the skin very nicely and smoothly ♥ ♥ ♥

Smoothed out.
The foam also blended very well and it wasn't too sticky. It left my skin feeling refresh and clean.

Marc Jacobs Blush Perfume.
I was just too excited when I saw this product. I might have even said "OMG" out loud ٩(ε

Limited Edition, they weren't kidding about that!
Flowery designs all around.
Cause everyone knows closeup diagonal photos are aesthetic ( ᐛ )و
Another closeup.
The details.
With that, this concludes my Winners haul...which I realized it's the first time I posted about it on here, weird, since I buy too much things from there

Thanks for reading,
Courtney ♡

Saturday, October 8, 2016

♥ Quick Life Update: Where Have I Been? ♥ // {Food Snaps}

Just a few days ago, I started getting back into reading blog posts from other bloggers. This triggered me to go back and re-read some of mines. When I was re-reading my old blog posts, I realized I had not posted anything in 2016...and honestly, I can't believe time past so quickly ヾ (>﹏ ⊙〃)ノ

That being said...What have I been doing this whole time?

( ⌒°(❛ᴗ❛)°⌒ Cause everything is better condensed, I shall write in a list format )

✪ What Courtney Has Been Doing Instead of Blogging ✪
  • Was working at a retail company store, but quit and now work as a receptionist
  • Currently still working at the same place, but recently got a new job as a barista!
  • Learned how to ballroom dance and took classes
  • Finishing up my major, only 3 more courses to go!!! ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ
  • Finally, decided to pursue a career that is unrelated to my major...:c but is now looking into graphic design and advertisement
  • Been trying new food places in Vancouver
  • Went to FlyOver Canada for the first time
  • Took ballet classes again
  • Went to Vance Joy's Concert
  • Hiked new places in BC 
  • Went to DISNEYLAND & SANTA MONICA for a week!!!
  • Was obsessed with Pokemon Go ╰( ・ ᗜ ・ )╯
  • Dyed my hair twice and now went lighter 
  • My laptop died and now, using my old laptop 

Newly dyed hair and a bowl of poke.

I do want to continue to blog because I genuinely enjoy doing it, and it's a hobby of mines. 

  Food Snaps

(AKA yummies in my tummy ♡~)

Wakwak Burger! It was only $2.80 ♡♡♡
Brunch never tasted so good! Went to Jam Cafe.
Since I didn't go to the Night Market this year, I got my deep fried squid fix at Wei Dao Cafe.
My very first poke bowl at Poke Time!
Assorted sushi dish from Sushi by Yuji, a favorite place of mines.

Thanks for reading,

Friday, November 20, 2015

☽Sailor Moon☾ Luna (Dupe) Purse

Aiee, what's up people?

It's been awhile that I actually posted something onto this blog...I've been severely neglecting this blog, sorry about that :/ I was actually going to delay this post as I still have one other post that is still in progress, but this post is going to be short and sweet, whereas the other one is going to be long. 

Anyways, today's post, is about something I ordered off Ebay, when they were having a good sale on most of their merchandise.

I placed an order on the "Sailor Moon Luna Purse" at the last week of October and it didn't ship to my house until the 3rd week of November (which is this week, actually!).

Note: This purse is faux, it is NOT the actual Samantha Vega x Sailor Moon Collaboration, so there are a few differences, but overall, the faux purse looks pretty good, just missing some details from the original.

→The package arrived in standard mail form←

→The purse was wrapped with clear bagging←

→Under the plastic bagging, the seller also wrapped the purse with a soft white mesh←

Overview of the purse.
The outside of the purse is quite sturdy, however, there was a noticeable scuff at the left corner.

Another closeup shot.
The metal pegs on the bottom are also in good quality and very sturdy.
Opened view of the purse.
In the front, there is a thin pocket compartment. Unlike the original, there is no printed pattern/lining of Luna and Artemis that would be on the inside of the flap and purse.
The inside of the purse.
The purse has 1 zipper pocket and 2 pocket compartments, small and big. The inside material is made up of brown satin.
Some additional styling shots with the purse.

The strap of the purse was also adjustable, so you can either make it really long or short.


Original vs Dupe?
-The ears of the original luna purse is a lot pointier, whereas the dupe one, the ears are rounded
-There is a cute Luna and Artemis pattern inside the original.
-No branded Samantha Vega logo in the dupe.
-The crescent moon is metal in the original and has "Samantha Vega ♡ Sailor Moon" engraved on it.
-The dupe has the crescent moon stitched on.

Is the Dupe purse worth it?
Price is cheap, I got the purse for $9!!!
Sturdy purse
Almost exactly as the original
Strap is adjustable
Cute design
There was a scuff on the purse
Missing details such as the pattern and engraving
Ears are slightly bended

Ultimately, you get what you paid for. If you're a super fan or a person of details, than I would recommend buying the original one and shelling out a few more dollars.

But I think the dupe is fine enough, it still has the overall cute design of the purse.
I rate this product:

Thanks for reading,