30 September 2018

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (September 2018)

girls' talk

We're now into the last quarter of the year and once again I'm wondering where all the time has gone yet realising how many amazing things I've actually done this year and that this is probably the reason why I'm feeling so exhausted! September has truly been a blessed month with new friends, a new cat and many fun adventures which I hope to share with all of you soon, but for now I think I need to rest for a little bit, stay healthy and stay happy everyone!

♥ Combating Your Inner Critic

♥ 4 Things To Look Out For In A Toxic Friendship

♥ How To Banish Internet Negativity From Your life

♥ The Happiness Plan: How To Plan Your Week Like A Go-Getter

♥ 5 Simple Habits That Will Improve Your Life

Hiking the wall

♥ How To Do More Work In Less Time

♥ Depression: Everything You Need to Know About This Mental Health Problem

♥ Why I No Longer Believe There’s Something Wrong with Me

♥ Life is Short: Learning To Stay Positive

♥ Long-Haul Flight Essentials

Shaked Milk & Rabbit Tea

♥ On the Other Side of Boredom is Contemplation: How Quietness Can Help Center You

♥ Preparing to Travel When You Have Anxiety

♥ 7 Ways to Stop Caring So Much About What Others Think

♥ The Best Things About Being in Your Late 20s

♥ The Essential 5 Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps (and Bloating)

Dusty Memories

♥ Want to Lead a Happy Life? Science Says to Focus on These 10 Things

♥ 5 Tips For Maintaining A Healthier Lifestyle

♥ 10 Ways To Improve a Low Day

♥ Why You Need To Nap Everyday

♥ 20 Easy Things You Can Do To Improve Your Life




Love & Coconuts
Cate
xoxo

26 September 2018

Ryokan Cafe - Chiang Rai - Thailand

Ryokan Cafe - Chiang Rai - Thailand

Hidden between the rice fields not to far from the mysterious, Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand lives a little piece of Japan the Ryokan Cafe. The Totoro that waits at the bus stop across the road almost makes you feel like your living in your favourite anime, in fact the whole atmosphere of the place from the decor, to the food, to the green fields that surround it makes it feel like you're not in Thailand at all and have been magically transported to Japan's countryside.

Ryokan Cafe - Chiang Rai - Thailand

Ryokan Cafe offers much more than food and drinks, you can actually stay there to in their traditional Japanese rooms and there's also a gallery where you can see local artists work and buy traditional Japanese items and organic foods which they grow there.

Ryokan Cafe - Chiang Rai - Thailand

The food they serve is all homemade and home grown but unfortunately there were no vegetarian options so I settled for a very delicious coffee, hazelnut frappe which came with a scoop of Hokkaido milk ice cream, that alone filled me up so I ended up not getting one of the delicious cakes they also had on offer and my family really enjoyed the food there saying how fresh and yummy it was.

Ryokan Cafe - Chiang Rai - Thailand

It really is such a beautiful relaxing place and I would love to spend the night there one day at as it's so serene and peaceful there, I really did feel like I was in Japan and not in Thailand at all and I love that all the food that they serve there is organic and homemade, it's definitely worth the trip to see especially if you're a Ghibli fan as you'll feel like you've stepped into the real life version of My Neighbour Totoro.

What is your favourite Ghibli movie?
Love & Sunflowers
Cate
xoxo


Psssst if you want to see more awesome cafes from around the world you can click the button below, buy me a coffee, get treats & a shoutout on my next post



22 September 2018

Rosegal Review : Chic & Sporty Affordable Looks


Rosegal recently contacted me asking if I'd like to receive a few items for review and they have such a great selection of affordable fashion I thought why not try them out so I picked up a couple things which I thought would suit my current style and after a week they all arrived safely at my door.

Rosegal Galaxy Print Vest

Galaxy prints will forever be one of my favourite styles so I picked up this galaxy fringe print vest as I thought it would be a great piece to dress up or down and it's prefect for the humid Thai weather. It's so light and soft, I pretty much live in tank tops here, especially black ones so I've been wearing this piece a lot and the fringe give the top and interesting new detail, which my cat is a big fan of!

Rosegal Embriodered Pants

Since receiving these baggy embroidered pants (which were actually from the men's section) I've hardly had them off, they're just so comfy, I've literally been living in them! They're really great quality to and the embroidered detail is so pretty so I'm super pleased with them and the vest. Sometimes when you buy things at a lower price you have to compromise on quality but both these items were really great quality for their price and are items that I will be able to wear and wash for a long time, so if you're looking for a wardrobe update be sure to check Rosegal out.

What's your favourite fashion trends?
Love & Lemon Tea
Cate
xoxo

17 September 2018

Juku Store Review: Kawaii Japanese Fashion & Accessories


Juku Store, a kawaii harajuku fashion online retailer recently contacted me asking if they could send me a few products for review and as a big Japanese street fashion enthusiast I happily took their offer. Juku Store offers great Japanese fashion at great prices and ships worldwide, you may find a lot of Japanese retailers don't offer international postage so this it's a great alternative to buy from if you want to dress like the highly fashionable Harajuku kids.

Juku Store Totoro T-Shirt

My Neighbour Totoro is one of my all time favourite anime and as soon as I saw all their cute Totoro themed t-shirts I knew I had to have one for myself. The design is so cute and there are several to choose from, the material is super soft and comfy to and I love the baggy fit of it, perfect to wear for just chilling around the house or going out searching for acorns...

Juku Store Death Note Necklace

Juku Store also offers a lot of items for Cosplay and some cute anime themed accessories to, Death Note has always been one of my favourite anime and manga series but it's rare to find things related to it now so it was a nice surprise to see this Death Note necklace which also doubles up as a watch, the perfect accessory to show your love for the series.

Juku Store Koi Fish Emboidered T-Shirt

In contrast to the cutesey kawaii fashion you can also find some more darker styles and one of my all time favourite Japanese styles has been the traditional embroidery painting style so as soon as I saw this embroidered koi fish t-shirt I fell in love, it's so beautiful and just as beautiful in real life as it appears online, this is one item I will definitely be getting a lot of wear out of!

Juku Store GOT7 Bracelet

Even more surprising to me was seeing that they sell a small selection of KPop items to and we all know I'm a big lover of Kpop especially GOT7 so seeing this GOT7 bracelet for sale I just had to, it's the perfect accessory to show my love for them.

Juku Store Koi Fish Emboidered T-Shirt Death Note Necklace

I absolutely adore all the items I got and there's such a great selection to suit everyone's tastes, so if you're looking for some great kawaii fashion and cosplay items be sure to check out Juku Store and let me know what you think.

What's your favourite fashion styles?
Love & Boba
Cate
xoxo


10 September 2018

Kosmeshop Review: LENS TOWN Aloha Candy Gray Contact Lenses


I absolutely adore wearing coloured lenses and I change up my eye colour almost as often as my outfits! I'm shortsighted so these lenses are not just for cosmetic reasons, I need them to see and sometimes when shopping for coloured lenses I find they don't come in my prescription or the range of colours can be limited so I normally order online but even then it can be hit and miss as the colours often don't match photos. I've purchased from Kosemeshop in the past and always been a big fan of their lenses so when they offered to send me some lenses from their new Lens Town Aloha Candy range to review I happily obliged and was excited to see how they'd look.


Sometimes when buying coloured lenses the colours often don't stand out against my brown eyes but what I love most about Asian brand contact lenses is how much the colour stands out, these grey lenses looked so pretty and the colour wasn't lost at all they look exactly how they do in the bottle.


These lenses are very comfy, I've worn them for both short and long periods of time and not experienced any irritation or drying. You can experience some shadowing wearing coloured contacts (where the lense can cover the iris) but despite how pigmented these lenses are I experienced none of that and they blended in with my eyes well, without looking too artificial.


Kosmeshop is a great place to buy popular lenses from trusted Korean brands, you can also buy idol collaborations there, I recently purchased the Monsta X collection and Blackpink also has a collection to! Shipping is very fast, my lenses arrived in about 1 week and they also include lens cases and a bunch of other freebies with your purchase and you can even earn points on your purchases which will go towards saving you money on your next purchases and most importantly they ship worldwide so I totally recommend you check them out!

Do you like wearing coloured lenses?
Love & Candy
Cate
xoxo

06 September 2018

The White Temple - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai - Thailand

The White Temple - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai - Thailand

Wat Rong Khun also known as The White Temple is probably the most popular attraction in Chiang Rai, I've seen so many beautiful photos of this temple over the years and have always wanted to visit there and this year I finally got the chance to see it with my own eyes, and it was just so stunning.

The White Temple - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai - Thailand

There are many temples in Thailand but what makes this one unique is it's bright white colour which symbolises the purity of Buddha. The temple is designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat and is full of interesting details from the creepy sea of hands by the temple entrance, to the depictions of popular characters like Batman, Sailor Moon and even Pikachu inside the temple, it really is something you need to take in with your own eyes.

The White Temple - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai - Thailand

There were several bus loads of tourists on the day we visited but there were still lots of quiet areas you could just sit and enjoy the surroundings. The White Temple is the main attraction but there's also a golden temple and patches of greenery where you can sit and meditate, the artist himself also lives on the site and is constantly working on bringing his vision to life because as of now the temple still remains unfinished.

The White Temple - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Rai - Thailand

There are so many different temples in Thailand but they never cease to amaze me with their beauty, Wat Rong Khun is really amazing and understandable one of the most popular attractions in Thailand, I really can't wait to see Chalermchai Kositpipat full vision for this temple come to life.

What's the most unique place you've ever visited?
Love & Blessings
Cate
xoxo

01 September 2018

September KPOP Giveaway Month!!


September is an exciting month in Thailand because for the first time ever we're getting KCON! KPop is HUGE in Thailand and this will be the biggest even of the year for us so in celebration I thought I would host a few KPop giveaways. A while back I asked, what KPop groups you would be interested in having a giveaway for and BTS was one of the most popular choices so I thought I would start with them.


♥ The Prizes 

BTS Folder
BTS Bomb Keychain
BTS Notebook
BTS RM Socks

If you want to be in with the chance to win this giveaway then follow the details in the widget below AND if you're a GOT7 fan be sure to keep an eye on my Twitter and Instagram for another giveaway coming soon....


Let me know what KPop groups you like in the comments below
Good Luck
Cate
xoxo

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...