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Emotional Eating

Yesterday I went to my much needed physical checkup + got a weigh in.  All I can say is, yikes.  Yo, I know I’ve gotten pretty doughy lately, but BOY HOWDY do I need to drop some serious LBS in a huge (no pun intended) way!!!!! Read more

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Oh, It’s Such a Perfect Day

Today was the best day of the honeymoon so far!!!!  I finally managed to sleep in, + this is what today mostly consisted of.                                                                          

 

 

 

That’s right in our backyard, y’all.  I’m sad because I think I had salt spray on my lens, so some of my pictures from today are a little blurry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We did a good amount of snorkeling + it was like a GOLD MINE OF AQUATIC TREASURES!!!!  Although, to our dismay, we realized that instead of my totally radical Japanese flippers that I bought at Waipouli Variety on Kauai, we had mistakenly grabbed flippers that would fit a 7 year old!!!!  So, I had to go flipper-less + we swam out FAR, y’all!!!!  The coral reefs were like a teeming city of fishies!!!!  Like the Chicago World Fair of fish!!!!   We saw a ton of humu­humu­nuku­nuku­āpuaʻa, the longest word in the Hawaiian language.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly fish, dragonets, puffer fish, surgeon fish, yellow tangs, humuhumu’ele’ele, wrasses, etc.!!! As we were swimming around, along the ocean floor I noticed A SHARK slinking about!!!!!!!  I was trying to be as non-conspicuous as I could be, “I don’t really see you, mister shark, do you see me???”  while making minimal body movements.  Jeff was pointing at it + so excited!!!  I was thinking, “Be cool!!!  Be cool, man!!!’!!!  We surfaced + he asked, “What kind of shark do you think that was?”.  I replied, “White tip shark”.  Well, I’m a regular marine biologist, y’all, because when we got back to the house we did some online research + I was on the money!!!!  White tip reef shark!!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank god they are non-aggressive.  Shark bait. By the way, these underwater pics aren’t ours cuz we don’t have an underwater camera, but you betcha we are going to buy a disposable one tomorrow, after today’s bounty!!!!  AAAAAARRR, avast ye yellow liver land lubbers!!!!!

Let’s just say swimming in white capped waters without flippers made we well worn out.  The rest of the day we hung out, sunning ourselves with our turtle neighbors munching along beside us.   HEAVEN, Y’AAAAAALLLLL!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s one face down napping like a champion.  

They get so pooped from eating from the algae buffet + dragging their fat little heavy bellies onto the shore, that once they manage – they just straight pass out.  I can feel you, turtle brother.  I feel you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff got antsy, of course + decided to yard work.  Let me repeat, yard work on a rental house!!!!  This guy doesn’t know the definition of  RELAXATION!!!!  My god, help me!!!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was happy where I was, but since mister ants-in-his-pants wanted to go out for sunset, we went to Pu’ukohola Heiau.  Built by Kamehameha I, on a prophecy that if he built this temple, he would conquer all the islands. 

And by 1810, he united all the islands of Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been the most amazing day together.  We are both so sad to see it coming to an end, but we are going to take advantage of this paradise to the end!!!!!!!!!!!

Calgary – it’s slightly unimpressive

Hello all!!!!  I am officially in Canada.  During the flight I watched LA Ink the entire time + was pretty fascinated/disgusted considering I don’t watch TV + had never seen it before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff got production to help us out with a hotel room in Calgary since I arrived so late at night, he was working + a shuttle to Canmore (where he is staying during shooting) would be expensive + about an hour drive.  When I got to the room there were chocolate dipped strawberries waiting for me + a congratulations note on our engagement!  Oh la la!!!  Classy!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Jeff walked through the door I screamed like he was one of the Beatles.  We haven’t seen each other in over 2 months.  That is longest we’ve been apart.  It is so great being back together, y’all!!!!  Look at his outfit:

 

 

 

 

Can you say, amazing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I walked around downtown Calgary doing research for Jeff’s linen suit that he wants to get for the wedding.  Don’t worry everyone, he’s only going to wear the pants because it’ll be too hot, but he said every man needs a nice linen suit.  I saw this statue + became confused because I didn’t know Jeff played hockey + was made of wood: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ambled along Stephen’s Avenue Walk which is an outdoor pedestrian mall which contains a high concentration of registered historic buildings in the city. Most of these building are sandstone; a result of the construction of fire resistant buildings that followed a fire in 1886 that damaged much of the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The building themselves were beautiful + the atmosphere was a little bit like 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica with the shops, kiosks + unsavory characters hanging out on benches all the live long day – but just not as good.  I was going to delete this horrible boring picture of Stephens Avenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then I took a closer look + went, “whoah”. 

That dude is not messing around.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another fine gentleman who I believe is dipping into his bag of chew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LILASH UPDATE:

I almost forgot.  Lilash has been making my eyelids slightly sensitive.  I’m not gonna lie, y’all.  It gives my eyelids a slightly pinkish tint.  But, it’s so faint that it could possibly pass for pink fashion eyeshadow :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or a geisha:

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t worry I’m exaggerating a little bit.  Today feels better.  But I just wanted to warn everyone of the slight side effect.  It’s a once a day application for two weeks.  After that it’s a twice a week kind of deal.  Beauty = Pain.

Ok!  Goodnight everyone!!!  Love + miss everybody!!!

Packing, Comfort Zones + Long Lashes

I FLY OUT TO CALGARY TODAY!!!!!  For those of you who are Canada inept, Calgary is in Alberta.  Canadian cowboy country.  The Canadian Rockies.  Ring a bell?  Probably not.  Jeff is working on an AMC western episodic called “Hell on Wheels” about the building of the railroads.  The Rockies is where we filmed Inception + Jeff, Tom (brother-in-law) + Deb (best sister-in-law ever) had previously lived there for 20 years, so I’m joining him there + going through all the MANY storage spaces he still has out there. Plus, while we were filming there it was the dead of winter + I didn’t really get to enjoy the mountains.  Excited.

Check out “Hell on Wheels”:  http://www.amctv.com/amc-news/videos/amcs-first-look-at-hell-on-wheels

Common the rapper is in the show + Jeff likes to hang out backstage with him at rap concerts.  Jeff’s so street!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a map of where I’ll be for those of you who are still confused about Alberta:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is in relation to Vancouver:

 

 

 

 

 

Take notes.  There will be a test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strangely enough, one thing that has calmed my anxiety the past couple days has been watching pieces of Jane Campion’s “The Piano”.  I take little breaks from circling around my 568 sq ft apartment in overwhelming packing confusion.  Not only is it one of my favorite movies, but maybe it’s the haunting soundtrack, gloomy beauty, + unbelievable New Zealand setting that soothe me.

 

And who can resist this mug?  I mean, c’mon?!  If that doesn’t say soothing, I don’t know what does??!!  “That’s totally weird, I don’t get it.” you’re thinking.  I completely agree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, by the way, I saw my friend Kaori the other weekend + her eyelashes looked INSANE LONG.  She told me about a product called Lilash.  You can buy it on amazon.  It’s kind of expensive, but I thought it’d be nice to have purty eyelashes for the wedding.  It’s applied like liquid eyeliner.

http://www.amazon.com/LiLash-Purified-Eyelash-Stimulator-0-20-Fluid/dp/B0039YQ7WY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313079589&sr=8-1  

This is my second day using it, so if my upper eyelids start swelling up like the Elephant Man, I’ll be sure to let everyone know!    Well, I’m off to do more errands + keep packing until my flight!!!  I’ll post tomorrow in Canada!!!  Still hasn’t hit me yet!!!!  EEEEEK!!!!!  Goodbye stars + stripes!!!!

Rings + Korean Spas – as girlie as I get

RINGS

Today my awesome, most fabulous jewelry friend, Alex Hopp stopped by Little Tokyo to show me the final samples of our rings!!!  Perfection!  It’s been a really special experience having Alex be the one making our custom rings.  She’s smart, funny as hell + is like a living cartoon character with insane, gorgeous beaming red hair.  Oh, + she loves thrift store shopping.  Jeff + I have been to her studio in San Diego + watched her cut, solder + brush.  AND she showed us a whole cabinet full of hammers.  How cool is that?!  But no, she’s not related to Thor, if you were wondering.

 

 

 

 

 

The rings are the ridgeline of Fortress Mountain – the mountains in the Canadian Rockies where Jeff + I  met on while we were working on Inception.  Dreamy!!!  Mine is more simple + abstract, while Jeff’s is detailed + realistic to the mountain range.  These are the samples to be cast + dipped!  Hizzah!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPA

Later tonight my fabulous Korean gal pal Debbie took me to my first Korean spa experience at Natura Spa. http://natura-spa.com/  Oh, have to give a shout out to my fabulous Chinese gal pal Kim Shek from Brooklyn who recommended Natura to me in the first place.  What up, Kim???!!!  I thought, might as well get my skin rubbed down before I bum people out with my scaly skin in Hawaii.  I was so dry I looked like a Galapagos dragon.  For real.  Check me out before:

 

 

 

 

So, the deal is you go to the front + pay.  They give you a locker key with a number. In the locker is towels + a robe.  Fully undress + enter the bath house.  That’s where you get full on nekkid to the world.  But it’s cool because there’s ladies of all shapes, sizes + colors.  First take a shower (bring your own face soap, lotions + face creams, etc. if you so desire).  Then while you wait for your number (the number of your locker) to be called by the scrubbing ladies you can jump into the jacuzzi, dry sauna + other extremely hot rooms.  When you get scrubbed, you really, really get your money’s worth!!!  These ladies GO TO TOWN!!!!!!  GO TO TOWN!!!  I had so much skin coming off of my body, I could feel it on the bed surrounding me.  It was like as Debbie said, eraser shavings.  And I mean chunks.  Dizgusting, y’all.  There is no nook or cranny or stone unturned on your body.  They really get in there if you know what I mean.  And very thorough because they scrubbed the front twice, the back side twice + both of your sides.  AND WAIT!!! THERE’S MORE!!!!!  Your hair will get shampooed + conditioned, your face lightly massaged + your entire body lightly massaged + lotioned up!!!  All this for $45!!!!  Check me out now: