I forget how beautiful the bay and the pacific ocean are. my last trip was probably 6 years ago. I had several goals for this trip(besides meeting all my friends there, ultimate goal) and let me sum them up in photos.
goal #1 see the ocean. one flaw living in central texas – no ocean around. it’s amazing to see the ocean every single day while I’m there.
goal #2 see big trees. it’s actually mr. adventure’s goal
goal #3 lombard st. lame, but I missed it last time.
goal #4 palace of fine arts. I saw tons of bloggers took their OOTD there and had to have my OOTD taken there. lol.
I was pointing at the fountain. my photo didn’t turn out well >_<
blue sweater with bow prints – pacific mall, markham
burnt orange tank – h&m
black ripped lace leggings – m’sia
camel lace up boots – m’sia
black/grey infinity scarf – f21
round necklace – nordstrom
goal #5 golden gate bridge. not really a goal, but a must visit when in sf
goal #6 FOOD. should be goal #1 instead.
goal #7 hauling. part of vacation is shopping!
beauty – I’m loving the essential hair mask which I got from sasa and decided to try the shampoo and conditioner. moving back to the good old dhc cleansing oil. kose softymo deep cleansing oil doesn’t work for waterproof mascara. trying the sana hanadomy collegen lotion for winter and the gatsby hair wax is for the mr.
daiso – random stuffs. I’m all set to make a bento box. shimo being an inspector
fashion – part of my haul from h&m.
magazines – I always pick up japanese magazines whenever I can for the freebies. lol
that’s to all your wishes. it’s going to be a busy year in 2012 planning for the day!
shimo, our newly adopted kitty is curious about our christmas tree. 5 ornaments broke so far. i think we're going to have an "ornament-less" tree by christmas. if any of you are wondering, mantao is still out there ruling the cat kingdom. have a great thanksgiving everyone~~~~
more info about jewelmint
JewelMint is an online subscription based jewelry boutique with pieces designed by Kate Bosworth and her stylist Cher Coulter. Upon signing up, you will take a style quiz and each month your personalized jewelry selection will be available in your showroom for $29.99 per item.
i present you cavelier crest pendent nicely packaged in a mint box with a bow.
notes from Cher regarding the design from the website
"While I was home in England for Christmas, I went to my favorite vintage shopping town, Hitchin. I came across a great jewelry repair shop and found a unique shield piece that inspired this necklace! I love the way it's masculine yet light, and fits in with our love of chunky jewelry. Wear it against a floor-length, solid colored outfit, or mix it with other necklaces over a washed out printed tee and jeans. "
why i picked it?
i love the intricate, edgy details and the story behing it. it’s hard to say no to the engraved fleur-de-lis and I’m on a quest to collect chunky/statement jewelry. trivia, my breakfast nook is inspired by a parisian cafe.
how i styled it?
paired it with a vintage inspired dark blue stone ring from nordstrom
the outfit. yup, I don’t have 20/20 eyesight.
army green tank: esprit
black knit: forever21
camel faux suede button down scallop skirt: forever21
grey boots: steve madden
white and black striped messenger bag: thrifted
unfortunately the necklace is sold out right now, but they might bring it back later. do check their website if you’re interested. also, I like jewelmint so much that I ordered the mystery bag. it contains some randomly selected pieces for their halloween promotion. can’t wait to see what I got.
referral link http://jmnt.me/sw7TZg
thanks everything for entering my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner soon.
since halloween falls on monday this year, we went out partying on saturday. we’ll be giving out treats to little goblin and ghouls in on monday instead. the entire 6th st was closed for the night and tons of people flooded the st in monster, zombies, skimpy, superheroes etc. costumes. I love checking out creative DIY costumes. sharing some photos with you all………….
can anyone tell us who the green guy with yellow eyebrown, nose and mouth is? we have no idea.
us(rare face appearance)! I’m a leopard. ear hairband from h&m and leopard print scarf from asia. mr. adventure is a zombie with a gunshot wound on the forehead and scar on the cheek. my first attempt on zombie makeup and received some positive compliments. thanks youtube! haha…..
join my giveaway ending tomorrow! giveaway.
have a great trick-or-treating
it's pumpkin time. i love this season as i can get almost anything pumpkin flavor. pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin doughnut, pumpkin latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin you get the idea. while i don't particular like pumpkin, but a change once a year is great. mr. adventure and i with a few other friends went to the nearby farm for pumpkin patch, corn maze, flowers, scarecrows, goats, etc.
pumpkin patch. we spent quite some time to pick the prefect one.
flowers makes me smile. yippee~~~~~~~~~~~
it was a cloudy and rainy day, but we stopped at nothing to conquer the maze.
reminder: my giveaway is still open. enter here giveaway. thanks to those who have joined . good luck!
the winner will get (frame not included)
- rimmel london glam ice shadow
- rimmel london sexy curves mascara in black
- too faced eye shadow duo in erotica and silk teddy
- physician formula happy booster blush in rose
- caudalie lip conditioner
- crabtree & evelyn lavender hand therapy
- benefit a little bit bad girl mascara
- kiss french toenail
- japanese shoubu bath salt
- missha green tea sheet mask
- missha pearl sheet mask
- MBD japanese cherry blossom sheet mask
- skinlite re-energizing green tea masque
- escada into the blue eau de parfum sample
- forever21 and a kitty earrings
- open to everyone with a mailing address
- please get parents' consent if you're below 18
- winner will be chosen at random
- must be a follower of my blog
- follow me on twitter for (+1) entry cushytweets
- mention this giveaway in your sidebar for (+1) entry
- blog about this giveaway for (+2) entries
- giveaways ends on trick-or-treating night (October 31st)
- leave a comment below with all your entries
- answer the following question, "what are you going to be for halloween?"
have a good weekend and good luck!
the health benefits from green tea is not news to everyone. this antioxidant drink helps reduce risk of several cancers, heart diseases and stabilizes cholesterol. it helps reduces acne scars and inflammations as well as slows down aging and prevent wrinkles. many beauty products have incorporated green tea as one of their ingredients for its multipurpose properties. the only negative thing i have to save about green tea is the insomniac effects. i hate lying down on the bed until 4am and feel like a zombie the next day.
mr. adventure and i was strolling along whole foods(it’s like a "chanel" grocery store where everything is more expensive and better quality). we always go there for their salad bar. they have "real "food like pulled pork, grilled chicken etc. which are delicious. one evening when were at the tea aisle, i was intrigued by the domatcha silver box. this box cost $17 for 20 sachets, which is very expensive. mr. adventure was like, "no way i'm paying 85 cents for a cup of homemade tea when i can get one for 10 cents or less". he wouldn't believe me when i told him it'll definitely taste better. anyhow, he agreed to get it if i'll do a blind test.
so, here we go. the challenge!!!
4 different green tea bags (the other 3 from asian market or local grocery store), 4 cups of hot water.
check out my self painted red tray. things I do when I’m bored.
mr. adventure put the teabags in the hot water for 11/2 mins(i was looking away while he was doing that) and the challenge began.
the winner. drum roll…………………. domatcha, cup C. it has a rich green tea flavor, slightly bitter with lingering sweetness aftertaste and a bit of fine ground texture like what you would get from an actual matcha. not bland at all. the sachet is made of high quality material that doesn’t tear easily. it’s annoying when the string attach to the sachet tear and I have to use a spoon to “fish” it out.
will I purchase again? maybe, but I’ll probably try others and look for cheaper alternative. right now, I’m enjoying my remaining sachets