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! :)
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 ever....so 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 it...so 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 purchases...my 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!