Hi guys! Finally back today with a rather disjointed post. I do hope I get to post more this week than last week though arguably this week is busier (I have two midterms tomorrow, meetings Wednesday and then I fly out for interviews Thursday-Friday + weekend in SF with SO… etc, etc). Anyway, as those of you who’ve been reading know, SO and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary last Tuesday. It’s a little crazy to think we’ve already been together for that long LOL. We didn’t get to celebrate until the weekend, so here’s all the weekend stuff. SO went to Nordie’s
Friday Saturday night to buy my anniversary/Valentine’s Day gifts.
|All wrapped up!||MAC 188 with my old MAC HK 187SE|
|NARS Sin||NARS Sin swatch, indirect sunlight|
I had him get me NARS Sin and the MAC 188. It’s perhaps less romantic this way, but I think we ended up both happier LOL. I actually wrote him an email of specific instructions, including which entrance of Nordie’s to enter and where to ask for help. Poor guy scribbled some stuff down on a post-it instead of printing out the email and so when he got there he asked for the “MAC one-eight-eight dual fibre face brush” and the “NARS powder ‘Blush in Sin’” because he apparently cannot parse beauty product names. Both he and the MA were so confused LOL – but they figured it out in the end and she gift-wrapped them extra special. :D
|Eyes: MAC Circa Plum, Copperized, Sweet Sienna, HIP Gold Charge & Prestige Granite
Cheeks: NARS Sin, Shu Uemura Golden Snow; Lips: Laura Mercier Sugar Plum, Sally Hansen Orchid
And here’s the first FOTD I did wearing NARS Sin. I really love it! It’s a really pretty pinky-plum with subtle gold shimmer and makes for such a natural looking flush! I never would have guessed from looking at it in the pan or from swatches so thanks to Ilyana for the rec! The gloss was part of a care package/Valentine’s present Lulu sent me. (Thanks!! I promise your package is coming soon, though perhaps not by Valentine’s day…) Unfortunately, I’m not sure I love the 188 yet. I think maybe it’s just because I’m not used to it, but it took me *such* a long time to get my blush even since it’s considerably smaller than my cheek (but the 187 is just a tad too big?). I’m guessing a lot of that is due to the fact that my cheeks are uneven and reddish in places with cystic acne and concealer so that makes it harder. (Incidentally, Sin is more or less the same color as my blemishes but I think that’s what makes it look so natural LOL…) I’ll keep experimenting but I think I might have to hunt down the Sonia Kashuk or Studio Tools skunks though as I’ve heard they’re smaller than the 187 but bigger than the 188.
I also got my hair cut on Saturday (FINALLY – it was almost 4 months and just way too shaggy!) at Moga Salon with Yuya. He’s seriously the best. I went with more of an angled bob style this time. Both sides are actually supposed to be even and angled down (like the right side, and they were when I left the salon) but I left my hair air-dry and apparently haven’t mastered combing them in place yet lol. Doesn’t Sin look incredible from this angle?? So I’m pretty sure it’s just the acne that’s throwing me off.
|SO’s beer mug, Kostriker Schwarzbier, my beer mug LOL|
I got SO a variety of fancy beer for our anniversary/Valentine’s Day. Here’s the first one we sampled. I’m pretty sure I lack the acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (so, alcohol is first dehydrogenated by two alcohol dehydrogenases into an acetaldehyde which is more poisonous than alcohol – this is why hangover sucks so much) and probably one of the alcohol dehydrogenases (this means I have the tiniest bit, a teaspoon’s worth maybe, and go straight into hangover… and I’m probably allergic to the tannins in red wine as well) so I got the mini cup LOL. I believe it’s meant to be a novelty shot glass but it was so perfect for the occasion. :D :D :D
And here’s a picture from Sunday. We went out for a quick dinner at the Dumpling Inn (which has pretty damn fantastic Xiao Long Bao – so happy to have found a great dumpling place in SD) and got dessert at Yogurt World (that’s where we are in the picture). Gonna save the fancy dinner for next weekend. ;D