Monday, September 1, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things: August 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things August

A Few of My Favorite Things for August have been:

1. The Killing:
UH-mazing show. I recently started watching this on the Netflix.
Gunna be honest the first episode was not very exciting but Husband and I
kept watching. Now we are hooked & we want to move to Seattle.
If you are into murder/mystery thriller types then this is a show for you.

2. Makeup Geek's Mermaid Eyeshadow:
This eyeshadow is freaking gorgeous and has been making me feel like a
well….a mermaid! Its a lovely smoothy shimmery aqua. I'll do a brown smokey eye
and use MUG Mermaid as a lower lash line pop of color.

3. MAC Coppering Eyeshadow:
Ugh. This shadow is one I had in my mind to purchase for awhile.
I finally did. It truly is beautiful. Such a rich shimmery copper.
Just Coppering on the lid (applied with finger) with a black winged liner is stunning!

4. The Harry Potter Movies
I was stunned to hear that my beautiful, amazing husband
had not seen or even READ the Harry Potter series.
So I made it our mission to at least watch all the movies this month.
Its been wonderful re-watching all the films & revisiting the joys of my youth.
Next we are going to read the whole series because he can't go on
without reading such amazingness or….Avada Kedavra!

5. Benefit Cosmetics Coralista
I had some Ulta points and a coupon I was dying to use
so I finally got my first Benefit Cosmetics product. I swatched a few of
their blushes and ended up taking Coralista home.
Its nothing new for many beauty freaks but I'm loving my new blush in a box.

6. Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Lipstick in Fig
I kept seeing beauty gurus wear this and talk about this new product.
The Melted lipsticks come in many outstanding colors, but Fig
caught my eye. Its a muted purple, mauve tone.
Applies like a lipgloss, but has major amped up color power.

7. MAC lipstick in Sushi Kiss
gorgeous. I did a cute little post on this lipstick so you can check it out
here for details: Sushi Kiss
Basically, this has been my fun summer orangey color. love it!

8. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rush
I don't know or really give a hoot who Kylie Jenner is, but I have been digging
all the "inspired" looks beauty YouTubers have been doing. Being a 90's kid
I totally get. This lip color, Rush is the perfect brown/mauvey nude for my skin tone.

9. Roxy Shoes
Just got these suckers from a Sport Chalet Tent Event sale thing.
Normally $64 I stole them for $14.95. BOOM!
They are so comfy and absolutely adorable. I love the rustic grey and inside floral print.

10. Frida Khalo T-Shirt
I walked into a Forever 21 and had a moment when I saw this shirt.
I literally saw it, pointed up to the wall across the store at it, grabbed, bought it
and its been my favorite shirt this month ever since.
Frida is amazing. One of my favorite artists.

11. The Sims 3
And here has been my obsession this month.
I used to play the original Sims and then played Sims 2 for
awhile, but then my piece of poo PC gave out.
So I was very excite to discover they finally mad Sims 3 compatible
for Mac. I downloaded it lickity split. And well golly
its better than ever and so much fun!!

I hope this will help discover new favorites of your own!

Adventures in Ventura, Ca

First stop:

Sandbox Coffeehouse

My Husband, Steve, knew of this cool little beachy coffee shop and 
I was dying for something to sip on, so we went here.
The Sandbox Coffeehouse

Now, I am picky coffee drinker (meaning I like a lota creama with my coffee) so I'm  used to making coffee to my own specification at home or going to Starbucks (which is sugar & cream. yum)
But Ive been trying to expand my horizons and explore some neat little coffee shops

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Here are some goofy photos. Me doing the "I'm really excited I have chai tea" dance.

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 photo coffee4polaroidwords.jpgWe took our chai teas down to the docks and wonder around the drizzle. I was so freaking excited that it was
all overcast and drizzley. Our favorite kind of weather. It was beautiful! And a lovely break from all this
horrible summer heat.

We took some time to soak up what little precipitation there was and then decided to pop on over to the county fair.

Second stop:

Ventura County Fair

Let me tell you that sometimes I get really anxious and panicky, especially in rowdy & crowdy spaces.
But I was super excited about the fair and we ended up having a blast.

It was only a $12 entry fee so that wasn't too bad. We got something to nibble on: some delicious garlic french fries!
I really wanted a funnel cake (honorary fair food) but the line was outrageous.

Husband and I bounced around the booths full of hats, t-shirts, arts & crafts, and other various things to purchase.
We lingered around some hats for awhile but Steve's head is too large for most fedoras.

I said, "one day sweetheart you will find THE one. The one special hat that fits your big head."

My favorite part is when we walked around to see all the farm animals. I'll admit it was sad to see them in small cages but still it was nice to admire their beauty.

We took tons of photos and gawked at the pretty and outrageously loud roosters and hens.
There were bunnies and guinea pigs. Big honking geese. Yes! A GAGGLE OF GEESE.

We paid $7 and with 2 "feeds" in hand we enter the petting zoo/farm pen thing. Immediately the goats and sheep attacked us and ate all our feed. Steven and I have been talking about one day having our own cute little farm so we really enjoyed the petting zoo.

We even made a couple of friends.

Third stop:

Ventura Main Street:

Iron & Resin Garage

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There is a new store to the main street shops and it is one stellar man store!
They do have some rustic girly things but mostly its a man shop. Stevie, husband man, was loving all the classy, rustic man gear. Now it is quite pricey, and by that I mean $195 man bags and such. 
The items are gorgeous and all have a sort of theme:
grunge man, motorhead, mountain main, dark candle, boot wearing, camping
with my pomade tin and old fashion comb
sort of theme :)

Personally, I think that sort of style is super sexy. I guess its sort of like my husband!
Class, Eclectic and Stylish.

Iron & Resin: The Garage is one cool shop.
Its worth a look and if you have the dough its a good place to find classy man gifts!

Last Stop:

Francisco's Fruits

Of course on the way back home, Steve wanted to stop for some fruits and veggies! So we pulled over and got a few items for Francisco's off the 126. They are definitely our go-to fruits and veggies stand. Francisco's  always has fresh produce and fun little snacks inside.
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I like to see what interesting fruit or vegetable they may have. Its always the usual grocery store stock!

This time around the husband and I snagged some

-Dragon fruit
-Teriyaki Beef Jerky
-Sour Strawberry Belts (my weakness)
-Mini potatoes

Not much, but its nice to support local farmers and pick up some tasty snacks.
If you happen to be traveling up or down the 126,
make a quick stop at Francisco's Fruits!

Here are some shots of the stand:

Overall, this sunday funday was amazing. 
Sometimes its nice to just adventure
with no set plan and just do the things you like
with someone you love.
Its great to find new things and also enjoy the old favorites.