Restaurant: Sausalito Burger

Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's always refreshing to be completely satisfied with a restaurant after hearing rave reviews. Many times I find myself underwhelmed because just like beauty products, restaurants can be over-hyped. My recent experience at Sausalito Burger was everything it's cracked up to be. More of an eatery rather than a restaurant, a menu of 5 items, as simple as everything was, as delicious was the hamburger I shared with Miranda. 


The establishment is right on the water in Sausalito. Prime location, barely any square footage. There are maybe 4 or 5 seats inside, a gigantic rotating grill, and on the weekends, a line out the door. Fortunately for us, we had the opportunity to explore Sausalito in the middle of the week, thus giving us an open window to finally try this world class burger joint,


The burger was juicy and cooked to perfection, which for us was medium; another plus, each burger/chicken sandwich is made to order. Unfortunately I cannot speak on the chicken sandwiches, as the burger took all my attention, but I'm sure it's worth a try. The rest of the condiments were fresh and perfect counterparts to the red meat. 


We ordered our food and grabbed it to go on our way to Muir Woods, possibly making the juicy burger that much better. If you are ever in the Bay Area and are doing the tourist thing, definitely stop into Sausalito Burger, even with the hour-long weekend line, it's worth it. 

Hope you enjoyed! 
Love, 
Claire

Top 5: Face Masks

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

One of my all time favorite things to blog/vlog about: face masks. As is obvious in my posts, I love to pamper myself, and masks are the ultimate pamper. I truly believe that they can be done on a regular basis if you just remember to throw one on at the end of the day while you are still running around the house or finishing up some work. 


This video goes through my current top 5 favorites. However, do remember that every one's skin is different and products that may work miracles on me, may do damage to you! So, always ask for samples, and if you live in the US, take advantage of our fantastic return policies!

Products Mentioned:
Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

My Week in Instagram #10

Monday, June 17, 2013

I have recently been fortunate enough to be eating out quite often. I love exploring restaurants in my new city. Portland is a great place for a foodie. Affordable gourmet food everywhere you turn. As you can see below my Instagram reflects my culinary adventures as of late. 


right to left / top to bottom

fridays beers at work | kitten mitten | Frank's noodle house | lunch with new friend/coworker
minizo noodles | typo on the toner | tilt in seattle | yama sushi
cascade brewery | minizo again! | the bye & bye cocktail | the bye & bye vegan bowl

Hope you enjoyed!
Love, 
Claire

My Sunday Routine

Sunday, June 16, 2013

There comes a time every week when all I want to do is put on my bath robe, throw on a face mask, and paint my nails. More often than not I love to do this a few times a week, however I try to refrain from my hermit-like tendencies and be the extrovert I equally love. Back to self-pampering, there is nothing better than creating a spa night at home, however that can be easier said than done. This video shows my tricks to a quick at home routine on Sunday mornings that is not only indulging, but effective in terms of skin and hair benefits. Make sure to click on the video below to see me layer-on some of my favorite face masks, oil-up the scalp, and give myself a quick manicure. 



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Hope you guys enjoyed the video!

Love, 
Claire

Review: Aveeno Daily Detoxifying Scrub

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I will admit that I am a high-end snob. Especially when it comes to skin care. I definitely have that uncanny ability to justify spending a little more (and many times quite a bit more) to benefit my skin and its overall elasticity, texture, evenness, etc. However, every once in a while I will venture out into the world of drugstore skincare. Today I bring you one of my recent favorites, the Aveeno Daily Detoxifying Scrub

First and foremost, do not be fooled by the name. This is barely a scrub at all, but rather the perfect morning cleanser. The light exfoliation combined with a citrus and floral scent is a treat when the last thing you want to do is get up and go to work.  The very sparse exfoliating beads are suspended in a creamy formula that is cleansing while at the same time not stripping and drying out the skin. 


I have to admit that this cleanser has impressed me. Along with the Cetaphil cleanser, Aveeno has proven that I can confidently say that the drugstore offers great bargain options for the skin-health conscious. I picked up my bottle at my local Target.

Hope you enjoyed!
Love,
Claire

Empties: May 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

As per usual, I'm running a bit late on my empties. It was worth it though I had a great friend in town and I was busy exploring my new city with her. Excuses aside, this month was riddled with empty products as usual. Some of the ones that I'm especially sad to see go are my Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream and my Keihl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. Thank goodness Kiehl's is having their friends & family sale (20%) starting tomorrow, June 13th. Don't forget to watch the video below to see mini reviews of all the products that I finished up over the month of May.


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Favorites: May 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Over the past month I have discovered some new products that I'm really excited to share with you. As the weather has been getting warmer and the work days have been getting longer, my makeup routine has had to accommodate. A few of the products mentioned below have made that possible. Also, I can't forget to mention two new lip formula loves, the Nars Matte Velvet Lipstick Pencils and the Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipsticks. These formulas are amazing and I'm trying as best as I can to not purchase every available color.


Products Mentioned:

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Red Square

Don't forget to check out the video to get more detailed descriptions on why I love these products so much.


Love,
Claire
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