Wednesday, March 27, 2019

February & March Collective Haul Dump 2019

Quick post of things I got since the beginning of the year, which is about 3 months worth of stuff! The blog is becoming more of a photo diary than a 'blog' :P

First, new sneakers! It's so hard finding shoes in my size 4.5/34.5 that I have to go shop at the kids section for footwear most of the time. I came across these and found them to be super cute and I had to ask for them. Loving the pastel color combos!

I say that I want to focus more on good skin and less make up (next haul contradicts this) but I picked up some face moisturizers, sunscreen, and hair bond products, and some vitamin gummies!

This is totally out of the norm but Too Faced was have some crazy sales and I couldn't pass up on some good deals so I picked up a few lip stuff and face makeup. Perhaps I'll do some swatch reviews in the future but I'm not so good with makeup reviews since I'm just a fan.

I love to collect and try out new chocolates so whenever I come across a brand I haven't tried yet, I'll pick a flavor! So far my stash goes...(and yes I do eat a bit every day) I'm not nuts about nuts in my chocolate so it does slim down the options for me. I'm pretty normal in terms of flavors as I prefer no nuts and not too big on chocolates with super fruity jellies or flavors. My preference would be lavender, honey, toffee, or chocolates with fun bits in it! What do you like?
Monday, March 25, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 12 (Mar 17 - 24)

This past week was filled with special memories and fun activities with good people in my life. I was able to see two bands who I like play, met with a new friend, explored the city, and even got to try new restaurants! Overall I had such a productive week and I can't wait to explore more of my beautiful city.

Went to catch One Ok Rock at the Warfield with Yukari

I can say that this band brings so much energy to their concerts that everyone was just screaming and jumping up and down throughout the whole show. 

I went solo to see another favorite of mine also play at the same venue Within Temptation

A little more mellow crowd that One Ok Rock but I still had a great time. They changed it up a bit with an acoustic version of their hit song Ice Queen.

I'm always so excited to knock out places to eat off my to try list and it's an even better experience with a friend! Elizabeth of hopped into the city and we both were extremely satisfied with how good brunch was!

I changed to shellac 2 months ago and this was no light change! I've always been in love with acrylic and being able to have super bling nails but the damage it did to my real nails took a toll and a friend suggested to shellac. I like it better than gel because it is much easier to take off and easier on your nails. My nails have never been so healthy in a while. The only downside is no more crazy bling. Love my new nails by Dagiima at Remede Spa

Have you ever tried mead? Most likely not and I have not either until today. Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey, water, and yeast. The Meadery San Francisco is open for tastings and comes with a cup for you to take home. We sampled 8 different meads and I would say its similar to sherry, or kind of like a less sweet version of Japanese plum wine.

Looking for fun stuff to do in the city with some friends or family? I'll make a new post soon about places to check out in San Francisco and this will be listed for sure! Outdoor Mini Golf and Food Trucks right across the street? This makes a great hangout spot for kids and adults on a sunny afternoon. Course took us 1.5 hours depending on wait time between each course (there were 18 total) and spent about another 1.5 hours roaming the food trucks. Be sure to check out Stagecoach Greens!

I made a post of San Francisco based Artisan Chocolatiers in the city a while back which you can refer back to here, and I just got to knock off yet another one on my list! Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates is from Sacramento so not to far from SF and WOW! So many fun flavors and their hot chocolate is perfect for a cold day. Ended up picking to try the Olive Oil Sea Salt, Caramelized Milk & Coffee, Brown Butter, Sweet Cream Chai, Creme Fraiche, and Wildflower Honey Yogurt.

So many restaurants so little time! If you are like me, a foodie then you will know the struggles of wanting to try new places but just don't know where to start. Highlight of this week was Kinjo where we had omakase. I'm slowly making my way down the Michelin Star restaurants in the city and this did not disappoint! Other places I at at this week was Mourad, Bellota, Nopa, Lao Table, Hog Island, and Epic Steakhouse. All were solid except Nopa which I felt was a little underwhelming and didn't live up to the hype. I'm not really good with reviewing food because everything just tastes so good! Maybe I'll do some kind of #foodporn dump :P
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Angelic Pretty Spring/Summer 2019 : Jewelry Aquarium

AP has almost been consistently pumping out prints on the weekly and it gets me excited. Some reason I've been liking most of what they are releasing lately and I'm usually a fan of their Fall/Winter lines more...All is well. This is the Jewelry Aquarium series which comes in OP or JSK and in 4 colors white, pink, sax, and navy. Both cuts are very adorable in this pattern and I'm totally eyeing the white colorway and pink. I love the ribbon detail and how it drapes looking like a mermaid tail! SO cute.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Late Night Asian Dessert Spots in San Francisco

Before you say anything, YES! There is always room for dessert!

I don't really consider San Francisco to be a night life city, and for the most part we tend to wind down around 9 or 10pm. But for the some of us who still want to meet up with friends during the 'late night' or if you just don't feel like going home yet, there are still a few late night spots I like to check out. I love Asian dessert cafes or Hong Kong inspired cafes because these are great alternatives to bars or clubs for those who don't want to drink and you can always find something light to snack on while you catch up with friends.

I love supporting small businesses in the city so I always try to make an effort to go out and try a new place everyday if I can! To make things easier for you, below is a complied list of current cafes worthy of visiting. Do let me know if I missed something!

Mango Medley | stays opens until 11pm
339 Taraval St San Francisco, CA 94116
Mango Medley has been around for a long time and was also one of the first places I visited. 

OH Dessert Cafe | stays opens until 10:30~11pm, closed Mon
1919 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122
OH Dessert replaces the old E.T.C Cafe and was a place I went frequently in High School. Now there is a smaller and improved menu which I am meaning to try out!

U :Dessert Story | stays opens until 10pm
3489 16th St San Francisco, CA 94114
From the masterminds of Kitchen Story/Sweet Maple, they opened a dessert cafe. While it doesn't stay open as late as the other spots, I thought it noteworthy to try out!

ICICLES | opens 12pm until 10~11pm
829 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94103

Sweet Mango Dessert Cafe | stays opens until 12-2am, closed Mon
5217 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94118

Teaspoon | opens 11am to 11pm
2125 Polk St San Francisco, CA 94109

The Game Parlour | opens 11am to 11pm~1am
1342 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122

Golden Island Cafe | opens until 12~12:30am
1300 Noriega St San Francisco, CA 94122

Sno-Crave Tea House SF | opens until 11pm~12am, closed Mondays
1181 Ocean Ave San Francisco, CA 94112

Na Ya Dessert Cafe | opens until 12:30~1am
5338 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94121

Ping Yang Thai Grill & Dessert | opens until 12~1am
955 Larkin St San Francisco, CA 94109

Wonderful Dessert Cafe | opens 11am to 12am
2035 Irving St San Francisco, CA 94122

PLATFORM 248 | opens until 11:30~12:30pm, closed Mondays
248 9th St San Francisco, CA 94103

Kowloon Tong Dessert Cafe | opens until 1~2am
393 7th Ave San Francisco, CA 94118

Genki Crepe & Mini-Mart | opens until 11:30~12:30pm
330 Clement St San Francisco, CA 94118
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Weekly Wellness : Week 11 (Mar 10 - 16)

Who else had a bit of an 'off' week this past week? Daylight Savings didn't help with the cause but I'm feeling much better now. It's another mellow week, allergies flaring, snot running down my nose, and some dry coughing. I feel I am never in 'Perfect' condition-- something is a little off about me lol.

Finally went around to trying Ding Tai Fung at the Westfield Valley Fair and it totally lived up to the hype! Got there early so the wait was not too bad, and everything was so amazingly tasty I would make a trip down there again for sure. Also was my first time in that Westfield and it was really huge! Even got to do some shopping a bit which I might show you guys :)

There are some days where I feel a little 'anti-social' and just want to be alone but I am not feeling lonely either. It's like I need some time to refuel/recharge so I can go hangout with people and make plans almost like a selective extrovert haha. The photo is un-related...but my favorite fast food burger places are Super Duper, In-N-Out, and Chick fil A! What about yours?

I'm making progress with my food consumption, much less snacking than before and I feel good about it. Hope I can keep this up! I decided for next week to start writing down what I eat as well tasks I should complete each day to help myself feel more productive. Being productive helps me keep in a good mind set.

Friday, March 15, 2019

My Everyday Beauty Products

My Makeup Routine since getting Lash Extensions has gotten fairly minimal and as I get older I am more focused on eating healthier and maintaining good skin. Here are my current favorites that I use on the daily. My skin is combination and I am not sensitive to any products for reference. What are some products that you like using?

Favorite Make Up Remover Wipes
Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Cleansing Makeup Remover Wipes

Favorite Liquid Makeup Remover
Clinque Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips

Favorite Clay Mask

Favorite Toner
Paul and Joe Refreshing Skin Toner

Favorite Facial Spray
TARTE 4-in-1 Setting Mist - Rainforest of the Sea™ Collection

Favorite Body Exfoliant
European Wax Center Graceful Strut Body Polish

Current Foundation
Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Current Concealer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

KEVYN AUCOIN The Etherealist Super Natural Concealer

Current Eyelid Tape
Daiso Skin Color Eyelid Tape

Current Eyebrow Pencil
Kat Von D Signature Brow Precision Pencil

Current Eyeliner
ULTA Little Black Liner Kit

Current Coutour Kit
KEVYN AUCOIN The Contour Book Volume 2

Current Lips
SOAP & GLORY Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss