Thursday, March 31, 2011

San Fran treats - part 2

More pictures from last week's trip...

Delicioius Margherita pizza from Santorini's (a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant located on O'Farrell st) , they also have amazing humus and special pita bread.


 her skirt was cool in person....cant see it very well in the picture ;( 

                                             Great shot of the Transamerica Pyramid

South side of Alamo Square

View from Alamo Sq...

Like dollhouses, but for real people.

Every fat girl's delight- Ghirardelli

A view from the hotel

More adorable homes

Shoe garden once again

Had to get a shot of Alcatraz....

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

San Fran treats

 Weather forecasts proved to be wrong this weekend...what storm? The weather in San Francisco was beautiful over the weekend. Some light rain, but not for long. The sun came out every day.

Fabulous food, an old friend, beautiful scenery, alcohol, and some shopping made for a great trip. My only regret is that pictures do not do this city with beautiful scenery and houses justice.

We spent a good amount of time on a pier close to the Golden Gate bridge, which gave us great photo opportunities of not only the bridge but also Alcatraz.

Facing South on the pier, you get great views of the waterfront, and more importantly, of Ghiradelli Square...

 My treat from Ghiradelli- it was more like dinner than it was dessert ;)

                                                                  Loved her style



                               Postcard row....

                                          " Full House "House

             Shoe garden in Alamo Square

Plenty of cute cupcake shops throughout the city...

A cute bakery in Union Square- I want to make cute treats like those!

a new favorite place to get drinks


 yellow pants

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Makeup trends- spring and summer 2011

Fashion trends influence makeup trends. Keeping that in mind, here is a look at the most popular trends in makeup for this spring and summer.

The natural look - this look is my favorite when going for the boho/70's look.  Nude eyes and lips with natural looking foundation and bronzer to finish it off.  Exfoliating twice a week will help make your skin look fresh, which will help with the natural look of course.

Lacoste 2011

Dolce and Gabbana                         

Product you might like to achieve the natural look: Bronzer by Too Faced

                            Too faced Caribbean in a compact- sun bunny $28

                                                This gives a great sun kissed glow


  Bold Lips- bright pinks and true reds make for the perfect bold lip. This look is great for a night out or to make a plain outfit pop. Take it easy on the eye makeup when doing bold lips.

          Fendi                                                                                           Gucci

Mac has a great bright pink lipstick called Girl About Town              

   Dolce and Gabbana have a great red color- Iconic



Bright Eyes
- crazy bright eyeshadows are something I have personally never been able to pull off, unless I just do a small section in a bright color. To those of you with larger eyelids, rock on.

                      Dior 2011


Mac is great for bold eyeshadows

Smokey Eyes- for me, smokey eye makeup is not a trend, but a way of life. I love dark eyeliners and darker eyeshadows (esp plum colors). Dark blues, browns, and gray eyeshadows are great to have on hand for this look too. Of course, this look is best for a night out, but a toned down version works during the day too.


Duwop has a great gray eyeshadow palette that I love, perfect for the smokey eye look

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