Trying New Things | Lolita Street Style

Please Note: This popular Japanese street style has nothing to do with the book, “Lolita.”

Hi Lovely!

I recently visited my amazing friend, Laura, in Portland for a really fun Lolita meet up! I met Laura on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her style. She wears adorable, pastel dresses and, like me, loves kawaii things. We’ve been chatting back and forth for a while and I randomly suggested that I go visit her and, if it was okay, try out the Lolita style. I’ve been interested in this specific Japanese street fashion and was interested to see it in person and test it out. As you might know, I love all things cute. Lolita style seemed right up my alley. Laura said she’d love to style me and from there we scheduled a date for our meet up.

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Trying New Things | Products That Prevent Thigh Rub

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Today I am sharing a few products that I recently tried in an attempt to prevent thigh rub. Summer is right around the corner and I want to make sure I am prepared. No more thigh rashes. I’m done! I want to be released from the pain that plagues me summer after summer. So, I set off on a quest to rid my thighs of future irritation. I tried three different products in an attempt at finding my holy grail of thigh rub glory. Now, let’s get to it.

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Try New Things | Daiso snacks and weird candy

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This month I decided to try a few new things! Last weekend I attended the Daiso grand opening in Federal Way and received a goodie bag for being one of the first 100 customers! Inside the goodie bag was a ton of food items that can be found in the store. I hadn’t tried any of them before so I figured why not do a “trying new things” post where I try all of the goodies I receive! So, here we are. This month I switched it up and, instead of taking photos, I recorded a little video. In this video you will see Fletch and I both testing each item and giving our thoughts on it.

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In addition to trying the Daiso goodies we also tried a fancy candy that I received in last month’s Kawaii Box. The candy is very involved and required us cutting to go make it then recording us trying it. It was a lot of work for candy.

Here is the final video and I hope you like it! Fair warning, I was feeling a bit tired so I am not as smiley as usual. I’m still getting used to being in front of a camera and need to remember that my resting face looks a bit grumpy. (Lol)

Please be sure to tell me what you thought of this post in the comments below. Do you prefer the photo version or video version? I want to hear your thoughts!!

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Trying New Things | Poki

Hi Lovely!

My lovely friend, Chinda, and I recently had a fun day in Seattle. It was wonderful!!! We went to a few cute shops in Seattle and she had me try poki! I was not very excited about it but she insisted so I figured why the heck not. Poki, as I understand it and please correct me if I am wrong, is basically raw tuna. Chinda loves it so I jumped in and tried it! Here are the photos of me eating, taken by Chinda.

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So, what did I think? Let’s refer to the Hilary Scale.

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final opinion

I did not like poki. I actually tried two types and didn’t like either. It was super chewing, fishy (obviously), and I just didn’t really like it. Chinda said that I can’t judge all poki based on these two so if another opportunity comes to try it then I guess I will go for it.

Have you ever had poki? What did you think?

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Trying New Things | Glassblowing

Hi Lovely!

I am very excited to share a recent new experience! I tried out glass blowing! I’ve never tried anything like it before. Basically, you have an experienced artist there to help you make your piece of art. You choose the piece, the style, and the colors. Then you get to work.

You heat the glass, roll it around, heat it up, etc. At some point you add the color. To be honest it all is a little bit of a blur. It’s hard balancing making something and not burning yourself.

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I made an adorable pink and white bowl. Check it out!

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So, what was my final thought? We go now to the Hilary Scale.The Hilary Scale

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Loved it! It was definitely a fun experience. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a fun activity. Plus, you get a fun souvenir! The one down side is that it is a little pricey. Maybe save it for a special occasion.

I went to Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. The artists were awesome and made the experience a ton of fun. Be sure to check them out if you live in the area!

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