Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pastels

Pastels



1. Good Night Macaroon Lace Dress: I love the different colors that are put together and the beautiful lace details. It's such a soft and feminine dress in the most beautiful soft color palette. 

2. Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch in Ice: Such a simple and structured piece that would be the perfect accessory to any outfit! The light color is such a versatile shade that would go with anything! 

3. Estelle Pastel Watch by Komono: I'm a sucker for blush pink and gold together! It makes such an amazing color combination! I love the simplicity of the watch and how it would be a great match with most of my gold accessories! 

4. Butter London Nail Polish in Kip: Beautiful soft shade of blue! I don't often wear blue nail polish but this is a color I would wear all the time! 

5. Pom Pom throws by Pom Pom at Home: If you love amazingly soft throws with a hint of fun, these are the perfect fit for you! They come in these amazing colors that are such a lovely addition to your home! I love the pom pom details and how super soft they are! 

6. BDG Renee Dorsay Flat: I wear flats on almost a daily basis and alternate them with my sneakers. I don't often get super dressed up so flats and sneakers are always my go-to shoe choices. These are a great nude/blush color that are super simple to just throw on!  


Friday, February 20, 2015

Foodie Friday

Abricott
Pasadena, California

The boyfriend and I went here for a simple week night dinner since we didn't feel like cooking. He was checking Yelp for places to eat in Pasadena and stumbled on this one. It's a small coffee shop and restaurant with a Thai fusion flare. We got the roti bread with curry dipping sauce, drunken noodles, and a pork sandwich. The dishes were really flavorful and the portions were great! I had some leftover to have for lunch the next day which was perfect! 

Next time, I need to try their drinks and coffees!




Sunday, February 8, 2015

Grammys 2015 Top Picks

I love seeing the fun outfits and performances at the Grammys every year! I watched E!'s red carpet footage just now and was drooling over all of the beautiful outfits! Of all of the celebrities and artists I saw, below were my favorite 3 looks of the night! 

Now, I'm ready to watch the actual show!


Gwen Stefani attends the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.


Katy Perry attends the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Taylor Swift attends the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.


Pictures are from Time. 


Friday, February 6, 2015

Foodie Friday

Bestia
Los Angeles

I have been dying to eat here and having to push my reservations back for nearly 6 months, I was not going to wait any longer! I definitely recommend making reservations though because they are always completely booked! 

It is in a very industrial area where you wouldn't think there'd be anything like this but they offer valet parking if you don't want to park on the street.

We had a party of 4 on a Saturday evening and took their suggestion on getting a bunch of plates to share. We ended up ordering 10 plates, which was perfect for a party of 4. The waitress did warn us that it might be too much food, but we have hearty appetites so it wasn't a problem. 

My favorite dishes were:

-Grilled octopus and calamari salad: This was one of our favorites. Charred perfectly and mixed with various mushrooms. YUM!

-Veal tartare crostini: This was super good! It had this creamy sauce on the perfectly made tartare that was something else. My friend described it as a decadent tuna salad sandwich! 

- Roasted bone marrow on spinach gnocchetti: This is probably my favorite dish of the night. I really like bone marrow and have had many different versions of this but the way Bestia makes it is to die for! They give you two bone marrows and put it on top of some spinach gnocchi. You scrape out the bone marrow and mix it into the pasta. Can't describe it, so you just have to try it!

- Cavatelli with black truffle: This was also one of my favorite dishes of the night. There was so much flavor and the texture of the cavatelli was amazing! The sausages they had in there were perfectly cooked. 

They make sure to bring your dishes out accordingly to make your meal a wonderful experience. I would definitely want to come back here again once I'm able to get another reservation!











Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Makeup Faves

Makeup Faves 1.29



1. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: This was the first palette I bought from Urban Decay after hearing everyone rave about the first Naked Palette. The regular Naked Palette is pretty pricey and I wanted more matte shadows rather than ones with shimmer in them, so when this one launched, I was super excited! It is my go-to eyeshadow palette and so easy to travel with!

2. Benefit They're Real Mascara: I recently tried out this product due to a small sample I got as a gift from Sephora and really liked it! It doesn't clump my lashes and makes them longer and more prominent. What more could I ask for?

3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation: I really wanted a lightweight foundation for everyday use and when they came out with these, I knew I had to get my hands on them. They come in lots of colors so you'll find one that best matches your skin tone.

4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed: I've been using this blush for quite a while and still love it. It stays on longer than my other blushes and the shade called 'Exposed' is perfect for my skin tone!

5. Lime Crime Velvetine in Cashmere: This was also a recent purchase and I instantly fell in love. I am a sucker for matte lip products and this was calling my name! It dries really quickly and takes a bit of effort for it to come off, even after eating! They come in very bold colors as well, but I like a more natural/demure color.

6. Tarte Concealer: I have been using this for a few months and it does save me on days when my dark circles are darker than I'd like. It is thicker so beware of using too much. A little goes a long way and when used properly, it's great!
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