Kristina's Sketchbook: Fjallraven Kanken

I have been wanting a Fjallraven Kanken bag of my own for the longest time! Literally all my friends have one and even my twin sister has one too! I drew this Fjallraven Kanken bag awhile back with my Faber-Castel Pitt Artists Pens that I got from one of my dearest friends. 

Okay, so the story of how this picture came to be is quite tedious. When Alex (my twin sister) and I were trying to decide, which sketch to post on this segment, we couldn't decide. Then, Alex got the wildest idea involving my sketch of her Fjallraven bag. Without any explanation at all of what she had in mind, she grabbed me and told me to cut out my Fjallraven sketch directly from my sketchbook. At first, I literally thought she was insane because there was no way that I was going to cut anything from my BABY. Nevertheless, I put my trust in her creativity and I guess this is the outcome of it. After two hours of screaming and yelling at each other, and waiting for the right amount of sun to hit the door, we finally got the pictures we wanted! I'm honestly in love with these pictures because it looks so freaking adorable, Let me guys know if you have any requests on what I should draw next because I honestly have no ideas! Thanks for reading. 

Kristina's Sketchbook: Skull Drawing

I needed this late-night therapeutic drawing session because school's got my completely stressed out. Enjoy this drawing of a skull on my Bamboo Wacom tablet! I finally tried out the copic library on the Autodesk Sketchbook program and it's amazing! It's such a great alternative to buying actual copic markers, which are so expensive! Literally drew this in under an thirty minutes. Good night!

Kristina's Sketchbook: Dog Sketch

I have never drawn a dog in my entire life, so this was the first time I actually drew a dog. I'm not a big fan of how it looks, but the whole point of this segment is to allow me to look back on my drawing experience and to share it all with you guys of course! I drew this sketch using my Bamboo Capture tablet by Wacom and the program I used was Autodesk Sketchbook Express. The Bamboo model I have is quite old, so hopefully I'll be getting a new one in the near future. I first got the Bamboo tablet in 2013, I think. It was a pretty good deal at the time. I got it at the apple store for $99.95 and it came with a suite of software including Adobe Photoshop Elements and Autodesk Sketchbook Express. 

Kristina's Sketchbook: Newspaper Sketches

YAS! My first official uploaded sketch on this blog! I drew this in my black Moleskine, which I love with all my heart. Sketchbooking is actually quite new to me. I started in 2015. I force myself to draw at least one thing in my sketchbook everyday. To be completely honest, it's a really tiring process to have to draw in my sketchbook every day, but I love the whole idea of looking back on my art and seeing how I improved throughout each drawing. One day, when I'm old, I hope to look back on my sketchbook and even show it to my kids. Sounds corny, but I'm really looking forward to it.  

KIEHL'S | Damage Repair & Rehydrating Leave-In Treatment

For my first favorite on this blog, I want to talk about a product that I feel really strongly about. Throughout middle school and into high school, I've continuously highlighted and dyed my hair on a regular occasion. Up until recently, I noticed that the ends of my hair were really coarse and dry looking. So, I started searching for a hair rejuvenating product that would lift my roots and make my ends appear more healthy-looking. In the past, I've tried multiple hair treatments and hair masks, but I never found any that I completely swooned over. Most of the hair treatments that I tried made my hair really oily and greasy looking, which is not something I was particularly looking for. I'm sure some of you may know the feeling. 

My mom is an avid user of  Kiehl's products, so she suggested that I try one of their hair treatments. I figured it was worth a shot because at that point, I was so desperate. My mom bought me a 2.5 fl. oz bottle of the Kiehl's Damage Repair & Rehydrating Leave-In Treatment and I used it within the very first night of receiving it. I wasn't expecting much from this product because of my unfortunate history with oily hair treatments.

I have to say, I was very impressed by the results of the treatment within just the FIRST WEEK of using it! I automatically noticed a radiance and sheen to my hair that was not present before the application of the Keihl's mask. Not to mention, my hair was significantly softer. I was surprised by how my hair displayed all these characteristics without being greasy or oily at any point and this was just the FIRST WEEK! I'm ethnically Asian, so I find that I tend to get  very oil and I don't find pleasure in putting anything else on my face/hair that would make me more oily! This product has a really appealing scent that doesn't overwhelm the sense too much. The scent of this hair was very fresh and pleasant. I want to say it was floral, but not like those pungent floral scents that we all hate. I'm the type of person who is quite sensitive to strong scents, but the scent of this product is really light and faint, so I love it!

It's been a month since I started using the product and I've completely fallen in love with it. My hair has been consistently shiny and soft. Even though I curl my hair using a heat-less curling technique, I still see significant differences in the texture and overall appearance of my hair. I noticed that my hair were bouncier and more radiant, which is everything I want my hair to be!

Price? I would definitely say that Kiehl's could be considered a high-end brand. The size of this product was 2.5 fl. oz. (75 ml). I'm sure it comes it bigger or smaller sizes, but my mom got my this particular one to try out. Not to mention, I was sharing it with my twin sister. The price of this bottle size was $25.00. This would definitely be considered more expensive than your average drugstore product, but I have to admit, it is totally worth the price! I would repurchase this product for years and years to come and I would even recommend it to my closest friends. Also, I use about one to two pumps each time, which I find is enough to cover the ends of my hair. There is plenty of product in the bottle, so you know it's going to last you a long time. My hair's condition wasn't even that damaged before I used it, so I definitely recommend this product for those of you who do have very damaged and dry hair to give this a try because it will completely change your life!

Hope you guys enjoyed this review of the Kiehl's Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Leave-In Treatment! Let me know if you guys have any other hair treatment recommendations for me to try! Leave your comments below. I would love to hear about your hair experiences.