October 27, 2012

little pick me ups

i knew this week was going to be crazy busy, and crazy is an understatement. so, over the weekend, before the start of the hectic work week, i picked up some blush and lipstick :) yeah, not sure how that logic works, but it made sense to me ;) been dying to try tom ford's wild ginger. seems like orange-red is such a wearable color per bloggers ;)

i think i have every nars blush that i want..for now :) this is nars outlaw...i think it's the longest wearing nars blush for me yet!

here i'm wearing outlaw blush and my new lipstick...seriously the BEST lip color. i was a bit horrified when i saw the color in the tube...orange!? i don't look good in orange at all, but on your lips this transforms into this rosey-reddish, with a tinge of orange color...so pretty! it brightens your face :) and don't get me started on the texture...so smooth..not too dry, not too slippery, and lasts like a matte lipstick on my lips! tom ford's wild ginger..inspired by laura's post.

enjoyed a beautiful walk with my mom in my parents' neighborhood before the craziness of this past week xo!

AND just booked my tickets to here :)

koh samui island, thailand

and here :)

halong bay, vietnam
yup, just bought my tickets to thailand and vietnam! i'll be traveling with a couple friends at the end of this year and celebrating the new year in koh samui :) cannot wait! we'll fly into bangkok and stay for a few days, then travel to koh samui for some relaxation and moon parties, and then onto vietnam (hanoi, halong bay, and nha trang)! it's been approximately 7 years since i've traveled abroad (i don't count canada since it's still north america) and i've been itching to travel ever since i returned from europe. any recommendations for either thailand or vietnam? :) every time i get stressed, i just need to remind myself of this vacation haha. ahhh, need to get a tan and buy some new bathing suits!

hope you have a wonderful weekend! i'll be dreaming of the sun, water, and sweet island breezes :) XO

October 20, 2012

snapshots: end of summer, start of autumn

wow...how is it already almost end of october!? where did this month go? it's been a busy 3 weeks filled with lots of family time and work (what else?) haha. below are some photos of my life in the past few weeks...goodbye summer, hello fall! xo

wearing leopard print loafers to pick up my little brother from the airport :) this was the start of our heat wave the last week of september.

this just got real :( prayers for my brother and his company...blessings to all soldiers who fight for our freedom & safety.

family trip to monterey :)

adorable parents :)

hike with my brother and momma

yay sister has arrived from boston! family is complete :)

 a day at the beach...california coast

horse back riding with the fam near my parents' house <3 such a fun & beautiful day..love

my second delicious voluspa candle bought on a whim after work. the perks (and dangers) of working in downtown palo alto...immediate access to shopping!

my harvest & autumn decorations :)

ahhh, the last remnants of summer at my parents' house. warm, beautiful, sunny weather.

people say california misses out on the beautiful changing leaves of autumn but i'd have to disagree. my parents' house and neighborhood is lined with trees and beautifully changing colors of orange, red, and yellow! hello autumn!

SO happy the weekend is here. i think a trip to sephora is needed :) will keep you posted on any new make-up purchases...hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with love, laughter, and make-up ;)
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