Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekly Favorites: Picnic, iHerb, Cool Weather

Last sunday the hubby and I went on our first picnic together! Why, why have we not done this sooner? It was utterly relaxing and cutely romantic. Since we're not pros at this we didn't have any "proper" gear for this, not even a handy dandy picnic basket. We made do and---if I can stop my squealing inside my noggin due to cuteness overload, I could continue... Ahem, we went to a park we didn't know existed and let me just state that next time we'll have to go when little ones are in school because after our picnic I wanted to play on the swings, but were fully occupied. Swings are for kids and adults, mkay?

The weather was perfect for us to enjoy our time for a few hours. After we ate, we asked each other questions Thanik found in a book of his. You can always learn new things about your honey bun not matter how long you're with them. Eventually ze hubby found himself sleepy from the delicious noms and cuddled up in a warm blanket, so he tried to convince me to take an Italian nap with him. I resisted, not wanting to ruin sleepy time later, but I gladly welcomed the cuddle opportunity.

Do you have a favorite picnic story?


Is iHerb even worth mentioning here since I'll be doing a whole post about it?
Fine, but let me say this: It joom joom's my heart like a locket. 50 points if you can tell me the reference... In other words, it's WONDERFUL. Thank you and goodnight.



I am jealous of whoever get's to experience this magic.

I am loving the steady cool down from what was a summer that felt like a potential eternal oven. Seriously. I can finally wear layers, my favorite thing to do. None of this just jeans and t-shirt nonsense, no no. Give me a sweater, let me wear fantastically printed socks (which I need to invest in...) with my oxfords and perhaps add a light scarf for extra pizazz.
There's just something so magical about fall. The colors, the weather, the noms, the layers---perhaps everything makes it my favorite season.

I'm pretty sure fairy's live in this forest, where else are the little twinkling lights coming from?

Definitely not me, just love ze picture.

No matter where you are in the world, what is your favorite bits and bobs about fall?

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Sunday, September 9, 2012, Holy Grail For Beauty

Oh gosh you guys. Guys. Guys seriously. I think I found a favorite website to shop for beauty products and what have you. Amachan (do I still need to mention she's my sister?), thanks for this trap, really, thank you. Has anyone else heard of I've finally gotten around to checking it out and I'm pretty sure I heart it.

Amachan has been on an organic kick, which I'm sure is a permanent kick, and holy smokes I am glad. I've learned a great deal from her.. Organic does not always mean expensive, oh thank goodness no. I really don't like to spend a ton on skin care, but before I was blind to cheaper, so to speak, products that work just as well--heck I'm sure far better than chemically enhanced products. I'd like to have nice skin as much as the next sexy lady (Get it? Overused? Oh...), but I don't want to spend $40 on magical eye cream or $70 on serum that must be made of unicorn hair to cost so much. Ahem, I digress?

Anywho, to keep myself in check, I am limiting myself to three things:
1) Deodorant
2) Leave in conditioner moisturizer shtuff for my hair
3) Some sort of spray for my face to help it look bright, not dull


I'd like to smell fresh, mhm.

I learned from Amachan that deodorant should not block the sweat glands, only kill the unpleasant smell. So, I'd still uncomfortably sweat, but at least I won't give off any smell. I sure am making myself sound attractive... I've been using the brand Dove for sensitive skin and I do not like it. For one it blocks my pores, which again I learned it should not do. Secondly, I don't like that it leaves residue on my clothing, definitely not appreciated. Lastly, it um, doesn't always help kill the odor when I need it to. *sad face*

I would love to have such voluminous and bouncy hair as this lass from Brave. Thanks.

As for the hair, my sister and I have had the same issue of the ends being dry. I try to help my hair by combing it thoroughly a few times a week (perhaps I should do it more often), I don't wash it every day either, which you shouldn't anyway because you'd constantly strip your hair of its natural oils. Not all oils are bad folks. In any case, my hair is still needing extra help.

I know what you eat plays a large part in how your skin looks, but that's a whole other story. Bottom line is I would like ze extra help for my facial area to look brighter and glowing. Amachan has recently started using some sort of rosewater facial spray at night and I can tell it has some magical qualities. What's this? Positive results? Sa-weet. I'm excited to get this product for myself.

What beauty goodies do you folk have your eyes on? Any organic tips/tricks you'd like to share? Don't be shy.
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