Wednesday, August 31, 2011

San Francisco Recap

Back from SF!  Had an amazing trip & literally did not stop eating the entire time!  The gym & veggies is where it's at for me for a couple weeks but it was all worth it :)

I wanted to share the amazing restaurants that we tried while eating through the city & my honest opinion of all of them...



Our first stop in Sausalito was an Italian restaurant called Poggio.  The wait staff was so friendly & nice & they made you feel as if you were part of the family.  The restaurant also serves complimentary sparkling or still water which we loved. 

Sushi Ran

The sushi here was AMAZING.  They also serve their sake in wine glasses & pretty carafes which I thought was a really nice touch. 

Mil Valley 

El Paseo

For after dinner drinks, we went to the sleepy town (compared to the big city) of Mil Valley.  This old restaurant stays trendy with beautiful romantic ambiance & boutique beers on tap.



For lunch the next day we want to Waterbar, located down the road from the piers & ferry building.  Although I wasn't too impressed with the meal, dessert was delicious & you can't beat the views of the bay.

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

One of my favorite places to shop & grab a glass of wine.  A must every time I'm in the city.

The Slanted Door

Located inside the ferry building, this worldwide famous restaurant does not disappoint.  We snacked on some Vietnamese favorites, along with flowering tea & sour beer (my fav).

RN 74

The ambiance here is literally amazing.  I loved everything about this restaurant.  Quite possibly my favorite of the trip.  

Foreign Cinema

Originally, I wanted to try this restaurant for brunch, but we opted for dinner intead.  This large restaurant, once a garage, plays old movies with subtitles on one of the high brick walls of the large center courtyard.  Although the food wasn't super impressive, I will definitely be back for brunch.  


The line for Mama's is like nothing I've ever seen before!  With large portions & nostalgia, it's easy to see why this place is such a hit.  

Other favs...

Open late with amazing energy.  Always busy with a fun crowd.
Tapas style dining with amazing hand crafted cocktails.

xoxo Shauna

Practical Magic!

One of my favs...
Movie & style.  

xoxo Shauna

Saturday, August 27, 2011

All That Glitters...

Glitter has officially made a comeback.
I must be honest thought... Not sure how I feel about it yet. 
Reminds me of middle school.  
Can you feel sexy with glittery fingers?

xoxo Shauna

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Quote Day...



 xoxo Shauna


The new rage... although not that knew to Asian beauties (It seems us Americans are behind the times once again)... Claims to be an all-in-one skin miracle with anti-aging, anti-blemish, & sunscreen properties all while hiding skins imperfections & standing in for your daily foundation.  

As you might have guessed, I've been ALL OVER this one, scoping out what bloggers & beauty enthusiasts have to say about this product & which one (available to us over here in the US) is the best of the best. 

In my opinion, BEAUTEZINE hit it out of the ballpark with their review, so I'll just shut up & let them take it from here....

I ordered the SUPER BB on for $9!!   

xoxo Shauna

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Everyday Hair & Makeup

Like most of us out there, I don't have a lot of time to get all "dolled up" in the morning.  I also don't have the patience.  I've managed to shorten my morning routine to under 30 minutes & thought I'd share my tricks....

I try to shower at night, but if I go to morning spin, I shower after & put my hair in a bun (parted so my hair dries laying the the direction I want it to) & let it dry while I eat breakfast, do my makeup, & get dressed.  I do the same thing when I shower at night so when I wake up in the morning my hair is a little damp, but frizz free & easy to style.  I paddle brush the moisture out of my hair quickly & then take a large barrel curling iron & separate my hair into 6 sections.  I find curling rather than straightening takes less time because your hair can be a bit messy & more natural looking.
(10 minutes TOPS)
I've been using kiehl's abyssine cream for my moisturizer every day (AMAZING stuff) & then use MAC's tinted moisturizer for a bit of coverage.  I reduce shine & add a glow with Laura Mercier's Mineral Illuminating Powder, use Laura Mercier bronzer & NARS Orgasm blush on my apples.  I touch up my eyes with L'oreal Voluminous mascara & Benifit's eyebrow kit.  I finish it with a lasting lipstick, today I wore Twig by MAC. 
(5 minutes TOPS)

xoxo Shauna

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nasty Gal

Loving all the new goodies at Nasty Gal... Especially the turquoise knockoff YSL ring & the arm cutaway black numba.  

xoxo Shauna