gave my brother a Totoro mug for his birthday || delicious homemade almond cake || Lego wrapping paper
shadows on stilts || lunch at Veggie Grill || sweet potato fries
green juice cocktail from Evolution || rare blue skies || Sephora goodies
after a pedicure || love letter || so tired
pomegranate and herbal tea jelly || gratuitous extra whip || healthy beauty goodies
Life lately has been a lot of rain, work and little pick-me-ups. We celebrated my brother's birthday by feasting all day and watching old cartoons. I tried a couple of eateries for the first time: Veggie Grill, a restaurant that offers healthier vegetarian spins on traditional American "comfort foods" like burgers and fries, and Evolution Fresh, a juice bar that's owned by (surprise, surprise) Starbucks. I cleaned out my makeup stash and indulged in a few new skincare and makeup items that have fewer nasty ingredients and more natural ones... my Tarte blush, for instance, and some others I'll be telling you about soon! And I went on a pedicure date with my mom at a salon that uses Seche Vite polishes; it was my second pedicure ever and even though I'm probably the ticklish person ever, I felt very pampered!