Sunday, August 30, 2009

DSK Again!

As promised, here are some pictures of the other DSK necklace that I own, the limited edition Holly Brio Collabo. I don't wear this particular one as much as the silver Titanic necklace, but I love it all the same. It comes out when the weather gets warmer, especially since gold is so perfect for hot summer days!

Again, I find that my necklaces work very well with both casual and more dressy outfits. Here, I am wearing it before heading out to meet a friend for coffee. My hair is still pretty short, but I managed to tuck most of it under my fedora and I thought that the strand that fell out looked kinda cool :)

My parents have separate, opposing closets with mirrored sliding doors. When I was little I used to wonder how the reflection did looks like it's an endless tunnel of mirrors behind me! Then I realized the mirrors were just reflecting each other...still makes a nice background!

Then there's a more girly adaptation...perfect for a warm summer evening. With my Golden Shadow Checkerboard earrings, ready to go on a date <3

A little bit closer.....

A little more....

There's just something very delicate and pretty about this necklace. I feel like I have to touch it very gingerly in case it floats away :)

What my hair looks like when I don't straighten it! I have naturally wavy hair. Messy messy

It's not a loud statement kind of piece, but it captures the eye in a more demuring, come-closer-if-you-want-to-see-me sort of way ;)

And it makes me happy~

Enjoy what's left of summer, everyone!

Friday, August 28, 2009

My Current Obsession!

I have found myself reaching for this necklace everyday lately! For some reason, it goes very well with my current outfit choices. I love the pop of color it gives! The boy always marvels over it when I wear it (that's when you know it's extra special--when it captures the attention of an average guy who doesn't really notice things like jewelry in a girl's outfit!), plus I get so many compliments from random strangers! They always ask where I got it :)

Where did I get it, you may ask? From Stephanie of DSK Jewelry!! She makes some pretty amazing pieces! What I like about her work is that it's not too complicated conceptually, but it stands out because of it's sparkly simplicity! She lets the individual, high quality pieces shine...a beautiful Swarovski stone here, gorgeous pearls there...I love it all! I recently acquired 2 beautiful necklaces and 3 pairs of earrings. I gave one of my best friends a pair of Swarovski AB plump lil stars earrings, and she liked them. I also have a pair of silver hearts, a pair of Golden Shadow checkerboards, and the Titanic Heart and the limited edition Holly collabo necklace. I haven't taken any good pictures of the Holly necklace yet, but the Titanic necklace is the one I've been rockin' most often! I looooove it...simple, stunning, and elegant~

See how amazing the color is??? I can't get over how alluringly blue it is! Sometimes I take it out just to look at it even when I'm not wearing it :P And this picture is taken from my simple point and shoot! It looks even better in person! It kinda changes colors...I keep ogling it!

Me, bored in the car while waiting for the bf, listening to my ipod, seeing how the bang pouf would look like with my short hair....and wearing the necklace! :D

Out to lunch...wearing the necklace!

Out to dinner.... wearing the necklace! See how it stands out so much??

And my Golden Shadow checkerboards! I've been wearing these a lot too...

...Especially with my Holly brio necklace! You can't see the earrings in this picture, but you can see the necklace. Wearing them together makes me bling from neck up haha. Sorry I don't have any better pictures right now!

My point is, you've got to check out DSK Jewelry! Steph is super friendly, professional, and talented. And she's funny too :D

I'm saving up for an AB crystal heart necklace and a bracelet next ;)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What A Weekend!

Sorry, my posts have not been make up-related at all lately! It's summer, and I haven't had the motivation to wake up extra early to put on make up before classes. I'd rather get my extra half hour of sleep and just slap on some sunscreen before I head out. I realized how much time I save when I don't have to do make up in the morning! Of course, I still put on some for nights out and such, but for the most part my face has been bare. Maybe when fall comes around I'll feel like doing my make up daily again, especially since I have so many products I want to review! In the mean time, trust me, everyone should try the no make up thing for a week! It's sooo liberating, and your skin will thank you! My skin looks and feels so much better since I've gotten lazy (just with the cosmetics, not the rest of my skin care regimen! :P)

Anyway, I had such a great weekend that I wanted to share! :) I haven't had such a relaxing few days in a long time. It's amazing how good you can feel and how much fun you can have with simply a great group of people, nice weather, and yummy food~

I started off my weekend with a trip to Dave & Buster's with some friends on Friday night. For those of you who don't know, D&B's is like a grown up Chuck-e Cheese's! Games, tickets, prizes, and a bar haha. Fun place to just chill with your friends!

Boys playing some shooting game

Hanging out at the bar

I discovered this weekend that I really like cosmo's! :)

Pose, pose


On Saturday the boy and I decided to go to this Caribbean place called Cha Cha Chicken for lunch. They have this delicious jerk chicken served with fried plantains and your choice of sides. Oh, and agua frescas, which are basically fruit waters, but much better than the name implies!

How cute, they give you your order number for your table on a plastic seashell. We got a mango-guava agua fresca and a cantaloupe agua fresca. They were like the most delicious fresh fruit juice cool and refreshing!

And the food....oh THE FOOD!! Moist, well-flavored chicken (your choice of 1/4, 1/2, or whole portions) and sweet plantains. I got the beans and rice and he got spicy fries

After lunch we decided to go to the beach, which was right down the street. I've been to the Santa Monica Pier and beach before, but never during the summer. It was packed since it was a weekend and such a nice day!

Palm trees in the breeze~ so California

I was super happy because there was a swing set ON THE BEACH!!! I ran over to it, hopped on, and had the boy push me high into the air. It was so exhilerating to be a kid again! :D


Views of the Pier

Dipping my feet into the water

Lots of people taking advantage of summer

Felt wonderful to have the warm sunshine on my face....Life is good!


On Sunday I decided to go to the Beverly Hills Farmers Market. I happen to love farmers markets and try to go as often as I can. It's fun to sample fruits, chat to the farmers, and buy fresh, organic produce. Some of my best memories of certain fruits and veggies are the result of going to the farmers market. I bought THE sweetest, juiciest cantaloupes this time around...along with an abundance of pluots (plum + apricot mix) and a loaf of artisan pumpkin bread and a fresh tamale :)

I really want to buy some potted herbs for my apartment balcony :)

The other reason why I wanted to go to this particular Sunday's farmers market was because there was a chili cook-off to celebrate the market's 15th anniversary! I've never been to a real cook-off before, so it was a chance to taste some yummy chili and explore!

I think this family had my favorite chili. It had turkey sausage and pineapple in good!!

Cups from all our chili samples

I also watched a corn-husking contest! One of the ladies at the far end won, but I was rooting for Milton, the 92 year-old grandpa :)

I spent the rest of my Sunday afternoon happily munching on my farmers market next summer school session is now under way, so back to classes + homework! At least I have my nice weekend to look back upon...

'Til next time!