I don’t know how widespread of an event this is, but I know several big cities in the US participate in Restaurant Week. I believe it started in New York though! The idea behind it is that participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunches and dinners for a set price. Last year they raised the prices to $25 lunches and $38 dinners, but even so, it’s still often an opportunity to try out places that would normally be out of your budget! In NYC, it happens twice a year, during the winter and the summer. This time, I went to lunch with Yaling and then to dinner with my boyfriend.
Yaling and I went to a Mediterranean restaurant around Gramercy, called Barbounia. It took us days to choose a place because we wanted to go everywhereeeee. I ended up picking this one mostly based on the dessert choices, haha. No regrets – everything was fantastic (I tasted some of Yaling’s meal and gave her a few bites of my food – definitely everything) and I would gladly go back to try their regular menu! It was such a cute, cozy place too, with high, arched ceilings, chandeliers holding rows of (fake but still atmospheric!) flickering candles, booths covered with throw pillows, and cheerful music. I wish I hadn’t been too afraid to take pictures of the decor! social anxiety why do you do this to me.
Bread and olive oil that was super delicious. I hate it when restaurants give you awesome bread because then you end up eating all of it and filling up before your food arrives. But somehow I managed to inhale everything I ordered
Hi everyone! Here’s the next portion of the Etude House yoghurt mask packs – kiwi!
Read my previous review on the apricot mask here!
Winter is coming!
I have recently gotten really obsessed with Game of Thrones and the book series as well. I’ve been reading it almost everyday and maaaaan all the drama and action. Literally my heart cannot handle all this!
But let’s get on with what I am talking about today. Currently I’ve been going through several issues with my face skin. I’ve been breaking out rather badly on my left cheek and with a few more popping up on the other parts of my face as well. And currently I have a lot of product at home. Most of it being from the Murad Acne line, however I haven’t really been using them daily or anything. Maybe once in a while when I’m all “UGH WHY FACE WHYYY.”
But I think the main suspect is Peter Thomas Roth’s Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel.
Disclaimer: I didn’t purchase this product. I had received it as a free gift when attending a workshop that is related to my current job. (Beauty/Retail)
I’ve been so busy at work that I haven’t had much time for blogging! ;___; but hopefully things will slow down a bit now.
Unsurprisingly I’m bad at keeping resolutions. But on the other hand I am surprised that I haven’t written anything about all the lip products I own. But…. most of them are well used and not picture perfect so forgive me for not exactly wanting to show you things that are not perfect.
However I have this one to talk about! The Missha Signature Glam Art Rouge which retails for about $16. You can definitely find it on misshaus.com. The particular one I have is listed as SOP 401.
I found this post 90% complete and buried in my Evernote drafts .___. Then I had to dig through my camera’s memory card in the hopes that I still had photos – I reviewed this while I was still in Singapore, and had been planning on testing it back in the States as well, but I ran out ): And this was apparently the only picture I took? ugh failure. Still hope some of you find this useful!
I’ve been kind of obsessed with a fair amount of things recently, and can’t tear myself away from them long enough to type out a full blog post for each of them! So I combined them into a longer post – here’s what my life has looked like lately (this is a rather poor attempt at making me look like I’ve been doing anything interesting)
Happy New Year guys!!! It’s been a while since my last post but I will do my best to get out at least one post a week or every two weeks? It does take some time to get my mind together and also to not be too lazy. But let’s get going with the newest thing I got!
So my face is a mess. It is full of scars, hyperpigmentation, and pimples that pop up every now and then. So I thought to help even and get rid of some scarring that this would work. I had purchased this during the Korean Cosmetic Shop 50% sale. I kid you not, but this little bottle was quite a bit pre-sale price!! It sells for $63.70 but because the store was on sale, I got it for $31.85! I scored and big time!!
Disclaimer: I totally paid money to get this
Happy 2014! I hope this year is good to all of us (: 2013 was a pretty stressful year for me, especially towards the end, so I’m hoping I will have the opportunity to get myself and my life all sorted out. There’s just something so refreshing and motivating about the beginning of January!
But the best part about the holiday season is the Buy One, Get One sale at LUSH. true story. My friend and I decided to go to their Upper West Side location because it is the furthest away from the more popular areas of Manhattan, and we figured it would therefore be less crowded and have more stock. Unfortunately, it seemed that several other people had the same idea and it was crowded anyway haha. But we managed, and left the store with the overwhelming urge to bathe. I have to wait until my visiting family leaves though, since our water won’t heat up quickly enough with all these people in the house. ;_______;
blah blah blah jessica what did you buy already geez
My boyfriend agreed to decorate his apartment for Christmas this year, which was really exciting for me – while my family celebrates the get-together aspect of the holidays, we’ve never gotten too festive about it. So this is a little late, I know, but I wanted to share my very first Christmas tree with you! *___* (okay so my boyfriend put it up and is responsible for 100000% of it but I am laying claim to it anyway). It’s a fake tree because his apartment is carpeted, and neither of us wanted to deal with needles, haha.