Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thankful Tuesday



  • Lisa Eldridge's new Plum Chic tuto. C'mon, let's be honest, who's with me? Every time she released one, I scour my makeup stash to re-create the look.
    My version (clockwise from upper left): Burberry Bright Plum blotted as berry-bitten stain, Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow for pink with gold-glow, dark, clear aubergine shade from my vintage Stila Toile Collection mixed with aubergine tone from Chanel Kaska Beige, Pixi Endless Silky in Oyster Glow (had this forever, use this for inner corner of the eyes, now makes a great contrast liner) smudged with the pearly beige shade from Kaska quad, Burberry concealer 01, Maybelline the Falsies, Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation.
  • PapaLorp's new job! I used to think that I'm pretty mindful about our living arrangement, but not having a steady income for a while takes that mindfulness even a step above. 
  • The Tod's back to school; bitter sweet, really but glad that he's adjusting well and thankful for the time he is at school.
  • With school comes meeting with friends new and old.
  • Time for myself for shower & write this post.
  • A slice of Tres Leches cake.
  • Chestnuts on our sidewalk.
I wish you all a great week ahead. Please share with us your gratitude for this week/today!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Goodbye Summer



A little end-of-summer convo that I had with the Tod, inspired by Mie's post here.

How old are you?
Three

Where do you live?
At home

Who is in your family?
Mama, papa and me!

What's your favorite color?
Orange

What's your favorite food?
Peaches (he was eating peaches at that time)

What's your favorite drink?
Ice water

What is your favorite toys?
Elevators

What do you want to do when you grow up?
I want to ride elevators!!

Who's your favorite friend?
Mama, Peppa and George.

What's your favorite thing to do?
Blowing bubbles


We will miss rolling around on the green, green lawn, ice cream and waffle cone, green juice and cold soba we often had for dinners. I hope you have had a blessed summer as we did.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hada Labo Masks Recap


I hope you have enjoyed my reviews of the Hada Labo masks. They can be found here:

  • The moisturizing Gokujyun
  • The "whitening" Shirojyun
  • The carrot-flavored Gokujyun Alpha


I forgot to mention, all Hada Labo products are now easily available through their online shop here. A few helpful tips about using paper masks in general:
  • Pull the paper apart at the cut-junctions prior to opening it fully
  • Squeeze out the fluid left in the pouch and spread it on your neck and chest
  • Take time to smooth out the air pockets from the mask
  • Don't put too close around the eyes, small creases and fine lines on your eyes act as channels and will draw liquids into your eyes
  • Don't throw away the pouch, put your used mask into the pouch and discard along with it to prevent tangling up in case the garbage is being rummaged by unsuspecting pets/small children
For those who live in Seattle, Chinook book regularly has two coupons of 20% off for any one item in Uwajimaya gift section (Health & Beauty included). Do check it out and take advantage of this offer to try out these masks.

Are you hungry for more Hada Labo? Recently, I tried all three of their sunscreens!! Yes, they made sunscreen, although not available at the online shop (they are available from amazon.com).

None of these Hada Labo masks reviews are sponsored.