Episode 28: October 2013 BarkBox

Hihi. I'm back with another BarkBox post! :) This month's box was super exciting as it was HALLOWEEN THEMED! There's also a coupon on Wrapp, which is an app that can be found in Google Play or the Apple App Store, which gives you $19 off your box & I believe it comes with a box of Halloween treats.

So lets begin! Penny was very excited when I opened the box. The first thing that she tried to grab wasn't the treats though - it was the doll, surprisingly.

Pet Qwerks - Chevron Bear toy

This doll was super cute! I wanted it for myself haha. It has 2 squeakers, one at the head and one on the belly. Penny loves dolls with the squeakers for some reason. Maybe because she can use them to catch our attention... But like I said, this was the first thing she went for. I was trying to take this picture and she kept trying to steal it. Eventually she got really impatient and started barking at me. haha. Looks like I need to be more efficient at picture taking so she doesn't have to wait so long!

Superior Farms - Lamb Ears

I was hesitant about this one, i'll be honest. Penny was never a fan of these dried chews. Her patience is very low so normally, she would just chew on it for a few minutes and it would sit there forever... alone. But this one surprised me. I gave it to her, thinking she would ignore it after a while. But 5 minutes passed, then 10 minutes, then 20... and she was still at it. I went to look for it an hour later and it was gone! This must've been the tastiest chew she's ever had for her to actually eat it. 

Your Dog's Diner - Mutt Meatball Mix

This was a very interesting product for me, but not really my cup of tea. It requires quite a lot of effort just to make some meatball treats. It's definitely something new that I can try, but knowing my dog, she doesn't like very herby products. (She's having a hard time finishing the pizza biscuits from last box) I'll have to find a day to put in the effort to make this! Dry treats are definitely better as they last longer and don't require any cooking. :)

Baker's Best - Goat Liver chips

These were a hit with Penny. They're basically just chips. Very crispy chips! It seems like there's a layer of white powdery stuff over them. I'm not sure what that is. But hey, at least Penny approves. That's all that matters, right?

Fruitables - Halloween Share Packs

And.... lastly, we have the Halloween Share Pack! These were just adorable! There's 8 packs, 4 blueberry & pumpkin and 4 apple & pumpkin. Penny really liked them on the first day, probably because it was new stuff... now she doesn't really eat them unless it's the last treat (it still beats the pizza biscuits though LOL) They smell exactly like you would imagine to, but with hints of cinnamon. 

Overall verdict? This was definitely a good box. :) I'm more than just satisfied with this one and I'll bet Penny feels the same way. After seeing this one, I can't wait to see what the Christmas one will turn out to be like!

Episode 27: September 2013 Barkbox

My (actually Penny's) very first BarkBox Subscription Box :)

This post is long overdue, but I haven't had time to put it up till now. So without further ado, let me tell you about my first BarkBox experience. They have subscriptions for 3 types of dogs: small/toy size, medium size and large size dogs. I have a Shih-tzu that's about 14lbs so she definitely falls into the small/toy dogs category. I purchased a 6 month subscription which was $114, but I used a $12 off your purchase coupon from Wrapp, so I paid $112 for 6 months. 

I was super excited to receive my first Barkbox. There are different items every month, so its always going to be a surprise. I was looking at the last 2 months before I decided to purchase. I must say, I was a little disappointed with the items this time. I was hoping for treats that were made out of meats, as those are Penny's favorites. So let me review each item that I got for you:

Episode 26: Life Updates, [Sanrio] My Melody Tutorial & My Unfulfilled Promise


I know I almost disappeared from the internet for the last 3 weeks. I let you guys down-- actually, I let myself down as well. I didn't keep my promise to blog at least once a week. A lot of things have been happening the last few weeks, which has caused me to feel really overwhelmed. Several of my close family members have been getting really sick lately and I just got into an auto accident, so it's been a constant in and out of the hospital :( All the unfortunate things come at once! Hopefully I will recover from my pain soon so I can get back on track with my life soon and fulfill the promise that I made 3 weeks prior. Thanks for hanging in there with me ♥

On a brighter note, I finally have a video up! This was pre-recorded about 2 weeks before though, just didn't get the time to edit it till now. Maybe this video will lighten up everyone's spirits more with its cuteness! I'm starting a Sanrio themed charm series on my channel so I hope you guys will enjoy it. :) I wanted to start off this series with My Melody because she's my favorite atm. I haven't decided on which characters I will make yet -- maybe if my subbies request enough characters, I'll just leave it up to them! haha. I was definitely thinking of making Kerropi and Badtz-Maru though. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. You can watch the first video of this series below.

Until next time,

Episode 25: Two Polymer Clay Tutorials (Minnie Mouse Cupcake & Lemon Meringue Pie) and Updates!

Okay so I lied. :( I didn't update once a week. I'm sorry! I will get my act together really soon because.........

I officially have a job!

It has definitely been a stressful month for me, with all the job hunting and interviews. But now, all those worries are over and I can finally set a routine for myself every day. My work hours are from 9AM-6PM, which means I will not be able to film on the weekdays anymore. :( (unless I film with my yellow lights..) I'll probably have to reserve a day over the weekend to film a video so I have the weekdays after work to edit them. 

Here's what I was thinking about:
Sunday: Film
Monday - Tuesday: Edit
Wednesday: Upload video
Thursday: New blog post
which leaves me with Friday night and Saturday to relax. :)

It definitely sounds ideal, but I'll have to actually go with it and see how it works out. Hopefully I won't be too exhausted from work. I also plan on hitting the gym for an hour after work a few times a week. Probably Monday, Wednesday and Fridays... I'm gonna need a gym buddy. I've never gone to one alone. lmao. I'm a big CHICKENNNN.

So anyways, I have TWO tutorials for you guys today! The first one is a Polymer Clay Minnie Mouse Cupcake Tutorial. If you follow me on YouTube and you've already seen it, thank you ♥ If not... then here it is! Check it outtttt.

It was my very first polymer clay tutorial so please excuse the horrible focusing and such. -.-" It was probably more work trying to film it than actually making it because I couldn't figure out how I wanted the set up to be, how to properly film it so you can see all the details and such. BUT... I pretty much have it figured out now in my new tutorial for the Lemon Meringue Pie!

I decided to film this because it was.... NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY (August 15)! haha. I was totally unaware of these kind of days until it was National Cheesecake Day on July 30th and restaurants and bakeries were offering 50% off all cheesecakes! So I got curious and decided to look up what other national dessert days there are and lo and behold... almost every day is a national day for some kind of dessert/food! So I was thinking about doing tutorials for popular desserts so we can all learn something new! :) yay!

So yeah, please like and subscribe if you liked these videos! :) Feel free to request tutorials and I'll see if I can take on your challenge! ;) Let me know in the comments below (or in my videos) what you thought and/or how I can improve future tutorials.

Thanks so much♥

Episode 24: Minute Styles - 4 Corduroy Pants Pairings

It's been a while since I last made a YouTube video and even longer  since I last blogged! I've been so caught up the last 2 weeks applying to jobs and going to interviews. No excuse for the time before that though! haha. I was just enjoying my summer. :) But now I'm back and I will be blogging at least once a week! (and produce a video)

For my latest video, I did a pairings video on the new corduroy pants I purchased at H&M for only $2.50! How great of a deal is that?! Corduroy always appeared old fashioned to me before, but seeing a pair of pants for $2.50 was something I just couldn't pass up. So, I decided to get them and see what I can wear with them. They're black (I also purchased a pair of dark blue ones) so it makes it a lot easier to wear. I think black is definitely a great entry into a style that's out of your comfort zone. It's not too flashy and definitely leaves a lot of leeway for you to play around with different textures/styles.

Without further ado, lets get started with my pairings!

Watch my video here: 

Outfit 1: Chic 
Gold Sequin Blouse (Forever21) with nude pumps

This outfit is great for going out on a date. The sequins and pumps give off a very feminine and 'formal' feel while the corduroy texture tones it down a bit to a more casual feel.

Outfit 2: Edgy
Pleather Peplum Top (Zara) with nude pumps

When I was pairing this outfit, I immediately thought of Nikita. It gives off a very fierce vibe, which is nice once in a while. :) The 'deep' V-neck area brings out a very sexy feel as well. I think this outfit is perfect for those clubbing days!

Outfit 3: After Work
Shell Tank (Loft) with two tone flats

Got a date right after work and no time to change outfits? You could just keep the top you're wearing and put on the corduroy pants for a more relaxed look and you're all ready for your date! You still look polished, but comfortable at the same time.

Outfit 4: Casual
Chambray Shirt (Forever21) with flipflops

This look is perfect for going to class, chilling with your friends, or just a casual outing. Best of all, it's super comfortable. I think the colors also go really well together.

Hope you're having a super day and I'll see you in my next post!


Episode 23: New Items in our Etsy Shop

New items just listed on our Etsy shop!! There are also more items in the shop, so stop by any time! Each product is made with love and crafted uniquely for a cute and kawaii look. We would love to welcome you to visit our shop. Thank you for stopping by! Love you guys :)

Episode 22: My Everyday Makeup (for Monolids/Hooded Eyelids)

Hi guys! :) I'm back with another video! I finally filmed my very first make up 'tutorial' so I'm super excited to share this with you guys. :D I hope you enjoy watching! I have very small double eyelids so most people usually just say that I have monolids or hooded eyelids. You can watch my video below:

Products Mentioned:
Too Faced Primed Poreless Primer
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 240 Medium Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 220
Revlon Ultimate Suede Lipstick 025 Socialite
NYX Auto Brow Pen in Black
Stila Sensational in Sydney Palette
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Pen Liner in Black
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner
Maybelline Rocket Mascara
Nars Blush in Torrid

Hope you're all having a splendid day! ^^

Episode 21: Sister DIY Day

So on Wednesday & Thursday, Brenda and I were in DIY moods so we decided to film a tutorial each for our YouTube channels. :) Each project took a little longer than expected, but the results were great! She wanted to make flower crowns for the upcoming concert that she's going to. You can check out her tutorial here :) :

As for my project, I've been looking into ways to bring some life into my room. It's always super messy (I really need to work on cleaning that up), especially now, after we've moved back from our apartment at school. But I saw some flower balls on Pinterest that were really pretty, so I wanted to make them to decorate my room with them! When I went to Michael's to get the styrofoam balls, I saw the cone version and it looked so cute! So I thought, "Hey! they can be flower trees instead!" So.. here's the result:

I had a little trouble with the bottom of the cone. It kept shedding stuff! I was ripping off the leaves afterwards to save them and when I saw the 3-leaf ones, I thought it would be a great idea to glue them together and stick it to the bottom. :D I think it turned out pretty awesome! I have another idea on how to use this flower decorating technique to spice up my future filming area. :D (If we really do set up the basement for our filming area... only downside is that there is no windows for natural lighting... so we'll have to see.)

Thanks for reading and I'll talk to you in my next post!

PS: If you guys have any ideas on what kind of videos/tutorials you'd like to see, please leave a comment down below or on my videos and let me know! :D

Episode 20: Graduation!

Last Sunday marked a huge milestone in my life. I finally graduated from Rutgers! :D As happy as I am to be done with school work and all, I'm definitely going to miss being a student. The only things I really had to worry about was doing my school work and passing my classes. haha. Now I have to worry about finding a job, paying off loans, and a bunch of other responsibilities. :( I can't wait till I find a job!... but definitely not looking forward to the interviewing part. I hope I can find a job within a large company that offers a training program for new employees. Crossing my fingers! Also, congrats to everyone who's graduating from their current schools! Those of you graduating from high school must be super happy! College life is like "freedom" if you live away from home. I'm definitely going to miss that...

Anyways, to mark the celebration of graduation season, I decided to film a nail tutorial. I wore this to my own graduation. I had a red & black gown and a matching tassel with gold accents. So I used the basic black and white with gold as the accent color on my nails. :) 

Of course, you should mix and match the colors to match your gown/dress! haha. I hope you enjoy this video! 

Thanks for watching/reading!

Episode 19: What's in My Bag?

Hi guys! :)

So I decided to do a "What's in my Bag" video for my channel today. I really wanted to do a DIY video, but I was unable to bring all of my craft stuff home this weekend. So I guess I'll have to wait on that until I've organized everything again because I can not, for the life of me, find anything I need! 

Anyways, you can watch the video below! :) 

I've always wanted to do this tag because I just find it so much fun to watch others on YouTube doing this tag. So the bag that I used was the Coach Penny Purse. This is a crossbody bag with detachable locks so it can be used as a clutch as well. :) I really love this purse because it helps me limit the things I carry out with me (I have a habit of stuffing as much as I can into my bags...) and keep a balanced weight on my back/shoulders.

Episode 18: Spring Fashion & Beauty Haul

Hiiiiii! :) 

So I wanted to record a new video today and all of the videos I wanted to do... I ended up not being able to do them BECAUSE I don't have a lot of my stuff at my apartment anymore. The only video I was able to do was a Spring Haul video of all the things I've purchased recently. And so I did... haha. Go check it out below. :) It's my first time talking to a camera so I was pretty nervous, which then made me sound awkward... hopefully I'll improve soon!

Have you guys gone on a huge shopping spree lately to get ready for the nice weather? :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Episode 17: Leather Circle Skirt Pairings

I know I made a post before about joining the YouTube community, but afterwards, I decided to move the channel to something with the same name as this blog. It would only make sense, right? :) So I've uploaded a new video today and wanted to share with you guys. Please like and subscribe if you like this video. It would really mean a lot to me. Thank you so much!♥

I can't wait to start making videos on craft tutorials once I graduate! I'm super excited for that. :D

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Episode 16: Honey Teriyaki Salmon

Lately, I've been trying to eat a little healthier to get myself back into shape. I have a tendency to start obsessing over random foods once I start eating them. As you may have guessed, salmon is one of them. A few months ago, I ate grapefruits like my life depended on it. I would crave it every day and eat one every meal. Eventually, I got over it and stopped since it's not really good to eat too much of one thing. So glad that watermelon and mango season is coming so I can munch on those now! 

So back to the salmon, I was at the supermarket, looking for foods to buy for this week when I came across the salmon section. I've been ordering it a lot whenever I go out to eat lately, so I decided to try to make my own. I looked up a recipe online (here), but I didn't have all the ingredients that they listed so I used it as my base recipe and added a few other ingredients to it. I love this website because it allows you to adjust the servings to how ever many people you need! Makes my life so much easier...

Episode 15: Anticipation Looms

Hi my lovely readers!

Today's post is going to be non-craft or fashion related, actually. April came so fast. It feels like New Years just happened and now, its already almost halfway through the year. Usually the years go by quite slow and feels like every thing happens at normal speed. But this year, it's different. This year is a special year for me. I'm finally going to be graduating college! :) I'm so excited, yet at the same time, I'm scared. After graduating, it means I'd have to officially start the adult life and look for a full-time job and take on full responsibilities. It's kind of a lot to take in since it does mark one of the biggest achievements in one's lifetime. 

Throughout the middle of the semester, I contemplated on going for grad school just to avoid finding a job. Interviews are so nerve-racking! My shyness doesn't help with that either. Haha. But after thinking about it, as an ITI major, I think experience is more important for me to advance in the positions I'd be applying for, so I decided to just man up (or woman up...?) and just face it! At the moment, I'm no longer that nervous about facing the real world, but that might change once the time comes. :P I always wonder what my first job would be...

Episode 14: Joining the YouTube Community!

Hi everyone!

It's been SO long since I've last updated this blog. I'm so sorry! School work always gets in the way. :( But I have some news! I have recently decided to get into making YouTube videos. The focus is the same as this blog: fashion, DIYs and crafts. At the moment, I'm not really sure how often I will be making videos, but I'm aiming for one per week? Hopefully school doesn't get me off track again... haha. 

What made me want to make videos was mainly because I wanted to find an easier way to make tutorials. It took me a long time to make the dolphin tutorial because I had to stop and take pictures at every step. It took me a while to actually go and make a video because I'm actually very shy. I hope that through these videos, I'll be able to improve on myself as well as provide useful tutorials for everyone else.

The final push that made me make my first video was actually because of my current ITI class. I'm taking Information Visualization this semester and video editing/filming is one of the projects I have to do. I figured I'd make a simple video to get a hang of recording before I started recording/editing for the project. :) 

Check out my first video down below! (Please excuse my awkwardness and the top being cut off... haha :x):

I definitely need to work on editing and filming techniques! Haha. Please let me know in the comments of either the video or this post on how I can improve! Also thumbs up and subscribe so I know you're enjoying these videos. :D Thank you so much for your support! ♥


What kind of videos do you guys want to see?
What are some editing/filming suggestions you have for me?

Episode 13: Polymer Clay Panda Couple Set


Polymer Clay Panda Set

Valentine's Day is coming up soon! Here's a gift that you can share with your loved ones. This can be made into either figurines or phone charms, with glossed or matte finishes! 

Stop by our shop and read more about them!

- Angela


Hello there~ Welcome to the Just Honnie personal blog! This blog is run by two sisters by the names of Angela and Brenda. We hope that you enjoy your stay at our personal blog and do come back soon if you do! You can read more about us in our intro. (: