Friday, September 5, 2014

BASF August Favorite Things


I know I've been M.I.A, but it was a good summer ( and it's technically not over in California....fingers crossed for Indian Summer). My August favorite picks, are not about the potentially warm California weather, but getting ready for layering and bundling up for the fog and  some much needed rain. For me it's always about getting one really cool coat, and some reasonable priced sweatshirts/sweaters. What's your fall/winter must haves?



August Favorite Things



Monday, July 7, 2014

Cover Shot: Solange Knowles + Lucky Magazine

This cover shot is all about that spectacular hair Solange is rocking (well it is for me). All I want to know are details and more details on how I can recreate this look.  I could really care less about her disclosure (or lack thereof) regarding the infamous elevator incident again, hair information please! My guess is there was a light blow out on her hair and some loose finger waving in the front, but how did she get those cotton candy like textured ends ( I must know).  The effortless pastel pants, sweatshirt, and minimal makeup balance out the look. This is something very attainable which is why I love this cover so much, great job by Lucky! I'll be buying this issue TODAY! 




Check out my hair at the video below I can get similar volume (without heat) just how do I get the curls/waves back in to achieve the cover look?





Photo Credit: Todd Cole for Lucky Magazine

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vintage Point: My day at the Alameda Point Vintage Faire



This was my first time back at the Alameda Point Vintage Faire since missing the last two; it was also a change of venue for both me and the event itself. This ear it was held at Michaan’s Auction Annex right next to St. George Spirits on the old Alameda base.  The theme for this year was WWII/40’s Vintage ( pin up girl city), and the venue which was an old hangar with a piece of a vintage plane in the entrance was perfect. 





The event itself was much smaller than it had been in years past, but that did not mean that the selection was not great, one of the first booths I visited Mystery Mister (www.mysterymister.com) was where I found two wonderful pair of 80’s dead stock aviators.  And yes there as more, I also bought a pair of frames for my Rx from one of my favorite vendors Allyn Scura (allynscura.com). I typically swoon after his spex at the outdoor flea market, and surprisingly this is my first purchase from him.




For you ladies who were there for all things designer or high end MK Retro (www.mkretro.etsy.com) and _MKRETRO_ on Instagram)   who I purchased a cute pair of 70’s wrangler’s jeans from the last time I visited had a gorgeous Channel purse.  There was a vendor with a pair of Christian Dior sunglasses that I managed to not buy (it was a hard battle).  Vintage fellas had everything from Pendleton’s, dress military garb, and causal polo’s to choose from.


This is my all-time favorite item, but my hair is too big for hats Le Sigh. From www.etsy.com/shop/ChickaBoomVintage




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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Gilt City + La Marca Prosecco Pamper Event and Giveaway

I hate that I’m going to miss this event (training for a CrossFit Competition), but you don’t have too!  Gilt City strikes again but this time it’s a Spa evening with sparkling wine. La Marca Prosecco and Gilt City in partnership with Project Glimmer are hosting a pampering event at San Francisco’s Beauty Company.  





Who: Gilt City + La Marca Prosecco

What: Beauty Company Pampering Event

Where: Beauty Company
            2325 Polk Street        
            San Francisco, CA 94109

When:  June 26, 2014 6-7:45 PM or 8-9:45 PM

This event will not only feature La Marca Prosecco, but also hors d’oeurves, mani/pedis, waxing, and demos from the Beauty Company. All set to live music from DJ Karlo Money.


Want your chance to win 2 tickets, enter the contest below?




** This event is 21 years and older only. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Event Alert: Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire- Spring/Summer 2014


I’m so happy to say that I’ll be able to attend this Spring/Summer Alameda Point Vintage Fair after missing the last two events. If you’ve ever seen any of my post or pictures from previous events then you know it’s not one to be missed even if you aren’t a big time Vintage Clothes/Accessory maven.

This year’s theme is USO WWII 40’s, so that means PIN UP GIRL CENTRAL (really who doesn’t love a pinup girl?).  The venue has changed from where I’ve reported in the past, and it will be the first time the event is held right at the Michaan’s Annex Auction Showroom (Michaan’s gives this event twice annually). 
If you get tickets for Friday night, you’ll enjoy a no host bar, and can participate in a 40’s style costume contest. Both days will boast over  50 booths and a variety of beautiful,  eye catching vintage pieces. Hope to see you there!





Event: Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire ~ Spring/Summer Show
When: Friday, 6/13/14, 6-9PM, Saturday, 6/14/14 10AM-5PM
Where: Michaan’s Annex Auction Showroom, 2701 Monarch Way, Alameda, CA 94501
Cost: $5 General Admission Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM, $10 Early Buy Admission, Friday Night Party & Sale 6-9PM, (with a re-admit to Saturday) Saturday, 10AM-11AM (Children 16 and under free with a paid adult on Saturday)

                            Buy Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/617112

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Spinach and Goat Cheese Mushroom Sliders

Ok so I’m calling them sliders even though they are technically stuffed mushrooms (let me have this LOL). These are very taste and surprisingly filling treat that is ideal for an appetizer, lunch or even dinner (you can use a larger portabella for a big burger feel).  I take a couple and place them on top of some sautéed Trader Joe’s Confucius Crunch mix (red/green cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale NOM).



Ingredients:

·         1 lbs. Grass-fed Beef
·         Mini/Stuffing Portabella Mushrooms
·         Seasoning of your choice/taste (tarragon, thyme, black pepper, and sea salt for me)
·         3oz of Goat Cheese Approximately 3 handfuls of whole leaf Spinach




What You Need:

·         Baking Sheet (I like to use a muffin tin it keeps the mushrooms from toppling over)
·         Mixing Bowl



Instructions:

·         Preheat oven at 350 °C
·         Chop Spinach
·         Mix Beef with seasoning
·         Add chopped spinach to beef
·         Add Goat Cheese to mixture
·         Place a mushrooms on the baking sheet/tin Stuff each mushroom with a silver dollar size of the beef mixture (any left-over is for over stuffing YUM) Bake for  35 minutes at 350 (depending on your oven)


ENJOY!

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Dirt Tooth Powder



Brief back story, when I first started to try and “clean up” my life style and go beyond food and start looking at products I used, I also found that the type of toothpaste I used made a huge difference. You see commercial toothpaste that you find at your drugstore is filled with stuff you would want to ingest, and frankly items like fluoride and glycerin that aren’t all that they seem to be for your oral and overall health not to mention the items on the tube you can’t even pronounce. So this put me on a mission to find a great “all natural” toothpaste, I tried the popular brands which were still filled with a lot of junk, and even tried a tooth soap (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it) and now I found the product I’ll stick with, The Dirt!


WHO: The Dirt

WHAT: 
Trace Mineral Tooth Brushing Powder


HOW (it looks, smells, cost etc):
This powder is  a light green (although it may vary), and very fine in nature. It smells reminiscent of Constant Comments Tea and wintertime. Cost $30 for a 51g Jar (which last more than 6 months), and $10 for a 10g pot.  


INGREDIENTS:
Extra Fine Bentonite Clay, Organic Saigon Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Organic Myrrh Gum Powder, Organic Nutmeg, Sweet Orange Essential Oil & Organic Cardamon Essential Oil

WHERE TO BUY:

THE VERDICT: 
I’m a fan of The Dirt, I’ve noticed that my teeth have gotten whiter and that the powder has not caused any sensitivity or worn down my tooth enamel as many would assume ( it actually re-mineralizes you teeth something that drugstore brands can’t do due to all the fillers like glycerin). It does take a bit of getting use to because when you first start it can be a tad messy, and you will miss the later that you get from paste.  It’s also paleo friendly, which is not a requirement for every item in my life but is damn sure a bonus! No question I’d purchase this item in a heartbeat!  







Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars (Great, only 4 starts because the 30 dollars is a bit daunting but it does last 6 months)







FTC: The Dirt was provided to me by the company, however I was not required or paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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