my 2019 goals and resolutions

happy new year !! bonne année !! frohes neues jahr !! Feliz año !! 新年快乐 !! 해피 뉴 이어 !! 明けましておめでとう !!

I wish you a happy new year filled with love, happiness, health and dreams. So yes, we are already in 2019. For me 2019 is a year of radical changes in a lot of aspects of my life: first of all, i’ll become an adult (in 3 month and three weeks), i’ll graduate (lmao i hope so pray for me), i’ll move alone in my own apartment so i’ll be a 100% independent (and i kinda feel apprehensive about it) and finally i’ll go to uni !! Yup… a lot of changes. I thought that getting my shit together at the very start of the year would be a good idea so i wrote down all of my goals and resolutions to have an overview of where i want to go so i can start to establish a strategy to get there.

GOALS

Study well at school until the end so i graduate and i’ll be finally done with highschool (and have a good appreciation as well because you know,,, i need it).

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Find a part time job and start to save for my apartment. Since i want to stay in Paris i’ll probably have to work during the summer vacation as well so i have enough money to move out and still be economically stable.

Find an apartment (aha), i already have a location idea and i know it will be a studio because i clearly can’t afford something bigger in Paris as a student. I also want it to be a place where i can work on my art, make videos and have an animal so it has to be big enough for that.

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Find a good university that complete my professional goals. I actually want to go on a gap year but i want to stay in the ‘school’ spirit so i decided to give a try to uni and if i can’t keep up i’ll just continue my gap year and stop classes and go to an art school the year after.

Travel to Korea and Australia. These two countries are on my bucket list for a few years now and i am hoping on visiting them soon.

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RESOLUTIONS

Saying bye to self doubt, self hate and my lack of confidence (non existence actually) because i don’t have time for that, i mean, who does have time for that? Yup, that’s right, no one.

Being more open to new creative process and not rejecting certain types of art.

Being more aware of what i put in my body and aiming for a better lifestyle.

Giving more time to my passions (like i want to go back to making music, photography and my bloooog).

Spending more time with my loved ones.

And finally, to say when i don’t feel good so i don’t stay alone in my despair. Oh and not being too negative and dramatic.

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SO THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT. Thank you for reading and i can’t wait to see in the comments what are your goals and resolutions for this year! I am really happy to start a new year on The Golden Crush with you and i hope you are ready for a re-new and more regular content…, love.

What are your goals and resolutions for 2019?

 

2018 Round Up: memories, favorites and more.

 

2018 touche déjà à sa fin et je n’en reviens pas à qu’elle rapidité cette année est passée. On est allés de janvier à -zoom zoom- septembre -zoom zoom- décembre ou c’est que moi?

Cette année fut remplie de hauts et de bas, beaucoup de bas, en tout cas plus que les précédentes années et je me suis plusieurs fois trouvée un peu perdue. J’ai d’ailleurs arrêté de poster sur le blog à plusieurs reprises pour cette raison. Chaque année je fais une sorte de rétrospective de l’année qui s’est écoulée pour faire un bilan et voir ce que j’ai accompli/surmonté pour ensuite mieux commencer la nouvelle année avec de nouveaux objectifs en tête et en laissant le négatif en 2018.

MOMENTS I REMEMBER.

Mon second voyage à Francfort. J’adore cette ville et la visiter avec ma classe était une expérience assez fun et je n’ai qu’une envie, c’est d’y retourner pour un mois voir plus pour expérimenter la vie là-bas et m’améliorer en allemand -aha-.

 

Le concert de BTS à l’occasion de leur Love Yourself World Tour. J’avais attendu ce moment avec tellement d’impatience et la réalité a dépassé mes espérances. C’est tellement incroyable de voir des artistes en 4D, genre vivants, devant toi, avec des milliers de personnes qui t’entourent et qui sont venues pour la même raison que toi et wOw. A la fin du concert j’ai eu l’impression que ces deux heures et demi on été aspirées dans un vortex temporel tant que c’était Jfskghbqliosjkkkqdh.

 

Mon premier voyage solo à Londres. C’est la première fois que je partais seule à l’étranger, 100% autonome et j’ai décidé d’aller à Londres pour cette occasion car ça faisait quelques années que je n’y étais pas allée et de plus, Wendy, une copine qui habite à Shanghai, passait quelques jours là-bas. On s’est donc arrangées pour partir en même temps pour pouvoir se retrouver après 3 ans sans se voir! J’en ai également profité pour voir @sonlenouveaunnoir et c’était vraiment cool j’espère retourner la voir bientôt. C’était un super voyage -que j’appréhendais énormément, imagine je rate le train ou un truc comme ça-, qui ma fait pas mal évoluer et qui m’a permis de redécouvrir Londres et de voir/revoir mes amies. J’ai hâte d’y retourner!!

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J’ai entamé ma dernière année de lycée -omg-, le lycée est…passé…tellement…vite?? Je me vois encore à la rentrée de seconde, j’ai l’impression que c’était hier. Bref qui dit dernière année dit BAC -OMG bis- et dit université et tout le blabla.

J’ai passé mes épreuves anticipées du bac (et je les ai pas trop mal réussies).

Mes vacances d’été avec mes amies.

J’ai revu de la famille que je n’ai pas vu depuis 8 ans.

J’ai publié deux éditions de mon journal, THE LATE NIGHT DIGEST. Je suis plus que fière de ce projet et le voir prendre forme peu à peu n’est que source de joie et j’espère vraiment aller plus loin avec ce magazine. J’ai d’ailleurs pleins d’idées pour l’année 2019 dont je vous parlerai dans un article spécial ‘Goals’. Ce projet m’a permis d’entrer en contact avec des personnes que j’admirais et appréciais et m’a également permis de tisser de nouveaux liens, notamment avec Emma (@em.bns) ou Ella pour les intimes, Piper (@pip.pip) ainsi que Charlotte (@giveitachanceblog) !!

J’ai eu des poissons, après quelques années sans pet fish ma wifey m’en a offert pour mon anniversaire. J’adore les poissons, les aquariums… je trouve qu’ils ont quelque chose d’apaisant, je pourrai les regarder nager pendant des heures. J’ai également agrandi ma famille avec deux petits cochons d’inde! -tobi & poutchi, expect some content about them ehe-.

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MY FAVORITES.

Durant 2018 il y a certaines choses qui on retenu mon attention et qui m’ont accompagné durant l’année comme:

L’application Daylio dont je vous ai parlé dans cet article. Cette application permet de traquer vos humeurs au quotidien ainsi que vos activités et vous donne une vue d’ensemble sur vos humeurs au cours d’une semaine, d’un mois, d’un années, etc. Cela ma permis de constater quels jours je me sentais la plus déprimée/heureuse et quelles activités je faisais le plus. Un peu comme un bullet journal.

Les playlists de Lo-fi Hip Hop, un indispensable quand je travaille ou fait mes devoirs.

Tous les featurings et singles de Dua Lipa. J’adore sa voix et son univers musical. L’album ‘Queen’ de Nicki Minaj parce que voilà tout est dans le titre. L’album d’Ariana Grande ‘Sweetener’, un de mes préférés à ce jour ainsi que l’album de BTS et celui de Blackpink.

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La chaine youtube ‘Jusuf’ qui m’a motivé lorsque j’en avais besoin ainsi que celle de jumelles Q2Han qui ma donné envie de voyager et qui ma également motivé dans l’avancée de mes projets.

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Et voilà, cet article touche à sa fin tout comme cette année. Merci beaucoup à toutes les personnes qui continuent à lire mon blog malgré ma non régularité et mon manque de contenu et j’espère qu’on continuera a discuter l’année qui arrive et j’ai hâte de vous partager du nouveau contenu! A l’année prochaine eHe.

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LATE NIGHT DIGEST No. 2

The second issue of the LATE NIGHT DIGEST is now out!

New issue, new name, new designs… a lot of changes!

This issue includes the interviews of the talented Piper Badaracco, the beautiful Nuria Ma and the amazing Youjin along with some editorials made by you know who. I am beyond happy to be able to share with you these interviews.

For this magazine, I wanted to show the work of one of my favorite photographers, BNS PHOTOGRAPHY which I interviewed in the first issue. She sent me an amazing photography serie that really shows how talented she is. So honored to have her in this issue!

Finally, a new category appears in this new issue… we will now talk fashion in the LATE NIGHT DIGEST.

WHERE TO GET THE ISSUE

Go to the ‘MAGAZINE’ page in the menu and follow the instructions. Just a reminder, it is a digital magazine (for now)!

THE EDITORIALS

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Quick Update: working on the issue No.2 of the magazine, life, new favorite coffee shop and more

hello my friends i am back today after a couple of weeks and because i have an important thing to tell you: THE ISSUE No. 2 OF THE MAGAZINE WILL BE OUT SOON!! I have been working on the second issue of the magazine for about a month now. I never thought I would be doing a second issue actually but I just love the process of creating the magazine (even if it is soooooo long and sometimes really annoying), it just feels so good to create something about subjects that you are passionate about and then being able to share it. I finally found a name for the magazine, it is now the LATE NIGHT DIGEST, i am quite proud of the name actually. This issue is to me better than the first one, the designs are prettier, the interviews more complete and there are a lot of new (very cool) stuffs. I really can’t wait for you to read it and here your opinion about it. tumblr_n9i46bFNRJ1qgdc0oo1_500 Lately my life is getting more and more messy and i am so over it at times (i am struggling very hard to be honest) but it’s okay, things gets better. tumblr_noyx0tFCS71rj35g3o1_1280 A friend of mine took me to a café called the AntiCafé in Paris and I just love this place, the concept an all. Basically it is a café where you pay for the time you stay in (it is 5€ the hour, 10€ the two hours and then it changes a little bit but you get the idea) and during this time you have a free access to a (good) wifi connexion, unlimited drinks and food (provided by the café) and the place itself is just so pretty and comfortable like everything is perfect for staying focused when you work i love it. Since it is close to my highschool i planned to go there after my classes to work and calm down. Okay my friends thank you for reading what I had to say and I’ll see you (very) soon with a new magazine issue ehe. THE END. 줄리   Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Get To Know: Nuria Ma

Hi – I am back with another interview today! I did the previous one with a youtuber I really appreciate, Youjin and gave you a little sneak peak of the interview with Nuria Ma! Nuria is a 16 years old girl living in Spain (she was actually born in Spain, then moved to China when she was 5 and then moved back to Spain 3 years later). I am really in love with her content, she posts lifestyle, beauty and fashion related videos with a very cool and polished aesthetic. It makes me think of the Youtuber ‘Kinda Cool’, they both have this cool and soft vibe (and they are both so pretty). Anyways, I am beyond happy to introduce you to Nuria Ma!

Julie (me)- You own a youtube channel, what prompted you to start it, and when?
N- It was the summer to 6th grade when I discovered the beauty community on YouTube. I spent all of my summer watching videos and then one day, I took my iPod and started filming a night routine. I did in fact upload that, and I remember clearly that it got 14 views. I didn’t upload more after that, however I spent all my free time in my bedroom filming. So when I got a brand new laptop for my 13th birthday ( I think, it might have been my 12th birthday), I created the channel that I have today.
J- How would you describe your videos?
N- They are a mix of my life, what I like and a creative outlet, for example my vlogs documents my life (not all of it obviously) and my travels. My makeup tutorials represents the makeup looks I like and my fashion videos allows me to express myself in clothes. If that makes any sense lol

J- I love your style, what are your favorite brands currently?

N- My favourites are & other stories, COS and Topshop.
I do also enjoy some other high street fashion brands, however I cannot afford them so they are just inspiration to me.

J- What is your go to outfit?

N- For the fall time is always turtleneck, jeans, black booties and a leather jacket.
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J- What kind of videos do you prefer filming?
N- I love filming sit down talking videos, I find myself the happiest when I do. However, I prefer fashion videos such as Lookbook but they are a pain in the a** to film.
J- Who are your favorite youtubers/bloggers?
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J- Who/What inspires you?

N- All the beautiful ladies mentioned above. I find motivation and inspiration when I see their hard work which makes me want to make something better.

J- What do you love the most about China? What do you have in China you don’t have in Spain?

N- I love how easy China is!! The food delivery, online purchases that arrives the next day without you having to pick it up if you are not home. And also, the people. For some reason, I find myself connecting to Chinese people better.

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J- What does a productive weekend look like for you?

N- Waking up before 9am and starting the day with a sweaty workout, shower and then film a video, have it edited the same day and lastly, spending all Sunday with homework.

J- What are your passions?

N- Fashion and shopping hehe

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J- What are your goals in life?

N- Move to NYC and start my own fashion brand. Also to meet someone who can make me happy 🙂

J- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

N- Probably graduated from college and working my butt off to sustain myself.

J- How would you describe your aesthetic?

N- Chic, calm and simple

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J- Are you confident in yourself? (if yes) What would you say to people who aren’t?

N- I am definitely not. However, I would tell those who aren’t either that if we learnt to love ourselves, our lives would be so much easier.

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J- What is your current playlist?

N- I have one on spotify! I also love listening to coffee table jazz.

J- What is your favorite food?

N- Chinese food, Korean food and Japanese food (except of curry)

J- How do you stay healthy?

N- I try to eat clean and exercise regularly… I try

J- Is it hard to manage school and youtube?

N- YES! I tend to forget about school work when I am focused in YouTube and vice versa.

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J- What do you study at school?

N- I am doing the IB diploma

J- What are your skincare/beauty essentials?

N- A very gentle cleanser, hydrating toner and moisturiser.

J- Where do you dream to travel to?

N- NYC and Japan

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J- And finally, is there anything you feel proud of?

N- My channel, never thought I would get to where I am now, and I am proud that I didn’t quit half way through because that is what I tend to do.

Thank you so much to Nuria for answering to my questions, I am so happy to get to work with such an inspiration for me! I hope you enjoyed this interview and let me know if you want more content about this beauty! Don’t forget to check her youtube channel and her instagram (and her weibo as well!).

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photos from @nuriamaa (instagram) and weibo @nuriama

Study Apps: How to stay calm, organized, make mind maps…

hi – I’m back! School is taking all of my personnal time these past few weeks like i feel i’ve been working 24/7. And because i felt overhelmed i thought i could find some apps to help me having my shit together and i actually found some good ones that i’ll share with you right now!!

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So first of all, succeeding in school means being organized (for me) and knowing your limit. For example, spending the whole night working for an history test because you didn’t learned it before is a waste of sleep, energy and a proof you weren’t organized (even if sometimes you just need to procrastinate). For the apps, i discovered a lot of them by reading studyblr and watching some ‘study with me’ videos (Jusuf‘s videos are just SO MOTIVATING).

loffee

LOFFEE – I talked about this app in my ‘study playlist’ post and this is a must -in my opinion- for people who like to work with music but can’t stay focused when the music has lyrics. This app has five music vibes: Morning Coffee, Early Summer, Heal, Late Night Vibe and Rainy Days and all the songs are lo fi hip hop. It really helps me to relax and focus on my homework. I also listen to it while i’m on my computer, working on some projects, writing post… My favorite playlists are definitly Late Night Vibes and Rainy Days! Or you can just go listen to my study playlist on youtube 🙂 Similar app – Study Aide

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FOREST – This app is so famous among studyblr and youtubers, like i heard about it sooo many times so i had to download and try it. This app helps you to stay focused and off line for a moment. You can choose how long you want to work and just start the timer (i recommand 35mins of work and 15mins of pause but just try what’s good for you!). Everytime you are doing a ‘working session’ you plant a virtual tree through the app and it grows while you are working but if you stop the timer (by using your phone and going to another app for example) it will kill the tree. So basically, the goal is to grow as much trees as you can and create a forest that represents your ability to stay focused. The more you plant trees, the more you can unlock new features (like different tree species, etc). Similar app – FLIP, Study Timer, Study Buddy

quizlet

QUIZLET – This one is a M-U-S-T (especially for languages and definitions)!! If you haven’t heard of it yet, this app allows you to create your own flashcards and helps you memorize them with some interactive games/exercises. You can also search for a particular subject and access to others’ flashcards (and you can obviously share your own flashcards with everyone, your class, your friends or just keep it to yourself!). I actually use quizlet for learning all my lanuages (english, german, korean and maybe spanish soon aha). Similar app – Cartes Mémoire (french)

Notebloc

NOTEBLOC – Another app I just can’t live without and that I also use for other purposes than school. Notebloc is basically a scanner in your phone. You can numerise EVERYTHING, from your notes to your drawings and with a very good quality (as long as you take a good picture and the brightness isn’t bad). It makes everything simplier for me!

miMind

MIMIND – MiMind is an app for creating mind maps. I recently downloaded it and i’m already happy with the results, it really helps you to have an overview on your subject and creating the mind map is just SO EASY like everyone can do it. You have different templates to help you, you can choose different colors, forms… and you can also share it in different formats (jpeg, png, pdf, tga, bmp…). Maybe some people will be disappointed by the ‘aesthetic’ of the app and the mind maps (really 2008, not so pretty) but you know sometimes you have to put utility before beauty.

And that’s it for today’s post, i hope i somehow managed to help you if you are struggling like me with school and that i’m not just intertaining myself here lmao ^^

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Study Playlist: Lo fi Hip Hop (Vol. 1)

Hellooo – Je reviens aujourd’hui avec une study playlist. Lorsque je travaille j’ai besoin d’être dans un environnement calme et peu bruyant mais le silence complet me stresse et j’ai toujours besoin d’avoir un fond musical. Le problème c’est que la plupart des musiques que j’apprécie ont des paroles et j’ai un peu de mal à me concentrer sur ce que je fais parce que ça finis toujours en concours de playback.

MAIS il y a environ un an  j’ai découvert le lo fi hip hop et depuis je n’écoute quasiment que ça. C’est une musique d’ambiance présente sans trop l’être et avec des mélodies reposantes mais rythmées, le compromis parfait. Vous pouvez facilement trouver des playlists de lo fi de 5h sur youtube mais j’ai décidé de vous proposer MA playlist car les artistes de lo fi sont souvent oubliés et peu récompensés pour leur travail.

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BREF, voici donc ma première playlist de la série ‘Study Playlist’. Pour celle-ci j’ai eu l’idée de créer une vidéo qui regroupe toutes les musiques présentées dans cet article et que pourrez ensuite écouter quand bon vous semble! En espérant que ça vous plaise. Si c’est le cas, je vous recommande vivement une application (gratuite) que j’utilise au quotidien qui s’appelle ‘Loffee et qui entre autre propose des playlist de lo fi en fonction de thèmes et d’ambiances, comme ‘Morning Coffee’, ‘Late Night Vibe’, ‘Rainy Days’… (ma préférée avec Late Night Vibes) et qui en plus met en avant les artistes!!

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Que pensez-vous du lo fi hip hop? Qu’écoutez-vous quand vous travaillez?

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