Thursday, May 24, 2012

NYC with my 11-month old niece

I had SUCH a great time with my niece and my sister and Max tromping around the city. It was definitely tough saying good-bye at the end of the weekend.

  • Chelsea Market
  • Dinner at Spice Market
  • Banana sundae from the ice cream truck


  • FAO Schwarz
  • lunch in Central Park by Columbus Circle 
  • a night out for me and my sister with dinner at Toloache and a show (Wicked)


  • Central Park: Pond, Carousel, Alice in Wonderland Statue

Monday  it rained, so we spent most of the day indoors

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Avengers

Max and I went to see The Avengers. I really enjoyed it and I'm glad there will be a second movie. In the sequel, it would be nice if there was more than one female member of the Avengers. After looking through the Wikipedia article, my top picks (in order) are:
  • Valkyrie 
  • Ms. Marvel 
  • Sersi 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Yellow baby blanket

That's what you make when your friend is having a baby and doesn't know yet if she's going to be having a boy or a girl. I figure I can always add a border onto it later in blue or pink!

Rowan Cashsoft DK in Limone x 2 skeins

Garter stitch

Monday, May 07, 2012

Time flies!

My parents were in town visiting me last week. I was chatting with my Mom briefly during lunch and she had this update about my niece Chloe (who will be one in June):

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Viridis Face Mask by Herbal Curio

Herbal Curio (n.) Handmade remedies from fresh, chemical-free, harm-free , ethically sourced and certified organic ingredients in their purest form. We only use raw butters and cold process oils. Each ingredient is chosen for their beneficial properties. We find that the healing properties of herbs and essential oils are intriguing but our promise to you is that you'll never see our ingredients list as a curiosity. Our salves, creams, oils, and herbal mixtures are designed to complete an already healthy lifestyle. We pride ourselves in crafting everything in small batches and blending by hand. Making things simply and doing it by hand can make such an amazing difference in quality.
Contains living green clay, green algae, coconut milk powder, aloe vera extract and green tea extract.
I tried out Herbal Curio's Viridis Face Mask tonight for the first time. The mask powder can be mixed with cream, milk, cider vinegar or water depending on what effect you want it to have. I used water for more balanced skin. Felt like a spa experience to me, the texture and smell of it. Especially since Max apply it for me!  :)  

Despite the brevity of instructions, I still managed to not read them - no one reads! - and almost used a metal bowl, applied the mask too thin, unevenly and on my eye lids even though I should not have. Luckily, my eye lids are fine! 

There was no redness afterwards and my skin feels good. And all the shininess is gone. I'm going to try it out again on Wednesday for even more collagen boosting!