Back to Documenting My Life!

I have been away AND I have been busy. Being a new-ish mom (feels like this lasts forever) and now opening up a store. What a crazy year it has been.

If you were on my newsletter, I sent everyone a very detailed story of what happened and how I got laid off. Now I am more passionate than ever about women’s rights and for us to all be equal.

In Japan a female hardly ever asks for a raise even though they went to a better school or faster/smarter than the guy next to her. Income levels between men and women in Japan are not equal; the average Japanese woman earns 40 percent less than the average man, 

In Japan once you get pregnant the job that you worked so hard at for the past 3-5 years, ‘assumes’ you will quit your job to be a house wife. Women are often found in part time or temporary jobs. … Japan has a strong tradition of women being housewives after marriage.

Being fired in this way for this reason was shocking and heartbreaking, but I see clearer now than ever before.

I am now being “forced” to pursue the very dream that got me fired in the first place. This is all part of the plan. The time is now and this excites and terrifies me at the same time!

I am back and ready to start sharing more of my life and what I learn from it. Would also love to learn from you all as well! I always say this but, every time there is a comment or DM I try to reply to all of you and hopefully we get to connect. We live in an amazing time where we can create friends on the other side of the world via online.

See ya around here again!

xFriedia

IPKN x Estherlovesyou

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The ever so talented illustrator and friend Esther has collaborated with Korean cosmetic line IPKN. The limited edition 2nd collection came out a while ago and I wanted to show you how I have been using the palette and powders and all in a mini video.
These are products that she gifted to me, if I had known about them sooner I would’ve bought the whole collection (will leave where you can buy it if you live outside of Korea in a link down below) Not only the adorable packaging, but the colors are also just perfect that you will be using it daily…..you WANT to be seen using it! Too cute not to!

GMarket (IPKN x Estherlovesyou)

it cosmetics CC Cream
UD Concealer
Anastasia Brow Wiz
Illamaqua Blush
Miisha Mascara
Revlon Matte lipstick

Stationery Haul- Watercolor

Been eyeballing so many watercolor art, calligraphy and all so I stopped by the store and picked up a few things. Had to share with you because I know there are many paper lovers out there like me. I have yet to use any of them so I cannot review them yet. But if you have any comments on any of these , please let me know!

The Tunic

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TUNIC/DRESS: F21 (Similar HERE)
SHOES: Madewell (Similar HERE)
SUNNIES: Karen Walker
HAIR PIN: Pluie

The tunic is the best way to stay cool and not stress about what to wear during this awesome hot weather! My dress/tunic is an old purchase but when I got out shopping I have to stop myself from purchasing more of these pull over tunics because they are everywhere and soooo cute!
Below are a few of my favorites I have been eye-balling for a while:

photos of me by Crystal