Friday, May 17, 2013

The Office Makeup Must Haves

My office is my home away from home. I spend a good chunk of my awake there here. So obviously I would have a stash of products here.
I normally apply my makeup at home and rarely do I reapply (out of pure laziness moreso than need) at the office. I still keep a few things here for the "just in case" which has yet to happen. =)


Wow thats all thats in there?!? NOPE! That is the overflow x.x

Lets approach this in catagories. These are only "makeup" items I keep at work. I have a separate makeup bag that I carry in my purse that supplements these items. I.E. powder.... more lipsticks.....hehe

The Tools of the Trade 

I keep a mini brush set, with eyeshadow brush, blending brush and a liner brush. It also had a small  powder brush but I keep that in my "purse makeup bag". I also have a lip brush, a small smudge brush, and a dual ended Avon brush that I absolutely LOVE!! The angle brush has just the right amount of stiffness and give... and the other side is perfect for blending and shadow application! I also have a foldable eyelash curler from Koji and a heated lash curler. 

Lip Products!

Revlon Tutti Frutti
Lancome Lipstick in Lovin It!
NYX Peach Gloss
Clinque 111 Camisole
ELF lip liner + brush 
(I don't use it because it is too dark I just leave it at work just because....of some reason....)

The Eyes

Stila Travel Palette in Trendsetting in Tokyo
(I absolutely love these travel palettes!)
Lancome Quad (A GWP)
A half used MM Lash Expander Frame Plus
Eyeko Skinny eyeliner
Urban Decay eyeliner in Stash
Lancome eyeliner in Ebony
Wet and Wild Liner (I highlight my brow bone with this)
I get a lot of use out the white liner because I always forget to highlight my brow bone in the morning. 

The Face

NYC blushable creme stick in Plaza Pink
The Balm Stainiac Blush
Boscia Peppermint Blotting Linens
Sample of a Lancome Foundation (Can't remember which)
Cargo bronzer in Medium
Gurlain Foundation Lingerie De Peau in 02 Beige Clair
(I got this from Jacq and I really love it! I think I should get into more cream foundations....)

The only products I really use is maybe the lipsticks and the Lingeri De Peau. Even then.... I always forget to reapply my lipstick... probably out of sheer laziness....


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Corner, Side or Middle??

So I was out to lunch with some of my friends and we walked past this darling dessert place. We decided to go in. 


 
 
They have a punch card system but the lovely little touch at this shop is they have containers for you to leave your card there! That way it is less bulk in your wallet and you don't have to remember to carry it!
 




Some of artwork around the shop.

 
They have a cookbook on sale too!



Want to leave a tip but have no change? Dipjar tipping machine!! ADORABLE!!!
 

 
What sold me on this place is the service! The owner was super nice. It was our first time so she offered samples and detailed descriptions of her products. When we went to order our brownies she even asked if we prefer Corner, Side or Middle. That kind of blew my mind. She said it was because a lot of people have their crust preferences. I was floored!
 
Here is what we got!





 
 

 
 
A look at their decor
 
 
 
Let's check out the bathroom next!
 
 




 
They have chalk so you can write on the walls!
 
Of course I left my name! hehe

 
 
 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Zenkichi

So Jenn wanted to take my other friend Annie and I to this little japanese restaurant. They serve authentic japanese cuisine  Since the two of us were such japanese food lovers she thought we would really enjoy it. She was right! =D

77 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.388.8985

They are kind of secretive. If you weren't looking for it I don't think I would have noticed it. 


They serve tapas like Tokyo seasonal small dishes. (Per their website)

It was a small bulding with three flights. The seating was mainly on the second floor and the third was the restroom and I assume offices are. 


Yes real pebbles!


Here is a shot from the third floor.


These bamboo shoots are hanging lightbulbs that light up each table on the second floor.

 

I always love it when they restaurants put a fresh bouquet of flowers in the bathroom.


This isn't our table but here is a typcial seating with curtains or blinds for privacy. 

Here is the menu.


Okay finally is what we ate. 

手作り豆腐 鰹だし淡醤油
Cold Fresh Tofu
Fresh and silky homemade tofu served with light dashi sauce






Sauce container for the tofu. 



日本茄子の白味噌田楽
Grilled Nasu Dengaku
Grilled Japanese eggplant topped with house-blend white miso



地鶏岩塩焼
Rocksalt Jidori Chicken
Simply grilled free-range chicken enjoyed in 3 ways: by itself, with lemon, or with yuzu pepper



本日のお薦め刺身
Raw Jewel of the Day
Today’s selection of sashimi or oysters
We had Red Snapper, Salmon and Yellow Tail



銀鱈の西京焼
Grilled Saikyo
Black Cod
Kyoto miso marinade



焼おむすび
鶏味噌又は明太マヨ
Grilled Riceball
Spicy cod roe mayonnaise



揚げいも団子
Potato Mochi
Deep fried potato rice cake served with spicy mayonnaise


And for Dessert...


峰岡豆腐
Mineoka Milk Tofu
Heavy cream and kudzu starch (no soymilk): strawberries, Azuki red beans, white chocolate


This was a wonderful dining experience. Everything was really good and fresh. Thank you so much for taking us Jenn! 

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