Saturday Tomfoolery (Plus a Bit O’ Beauty)

Published in: Just For Fun


Heya, girls. Sorry for not popping by sooner, but I needed a lil’ break from the computer today.


How’s it going? What’s new in your neck of the woods?

My dinner date with J-Money and C-Money (old friends from elementary school) last night was a lot of fun.


We had sushi at this place called Rumblefish in SF.

The sushi was frickin’ fastastic and literally melted in my mouth. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, you gotta check it out. Kinda pricy at about $30 per person, but if you like sushu, it’s cream of the crop.


J-Money came armed with gifts! For being bridesmaids at her wedding last November, she gave me and C-Money gift certificates to the Bliss Spa, YES! I can’t wait!


We also got these cool Aquis Hair Towels from H2O+, which are these magical towels able to absorb way more water than regular shower towels. I’m serious. They’re like the Bounty of the shower towel world…


…and a snazzy gift set of mini-Cacharel perfumes — Anais Anais, Promesse, Amor Amor, LouLou and Noa. She got them while in Paris on business last month (how fancy!) Cute, huh?

So how was your day? Mine was filled with high-intensity lethargy and synergistic nothingness, LOL!

I did have some ginger pancakes for brunch here in Sausalito and then caught up on US Weekly and Cat Fancy at the bookstore. Yup, can’t say it’s been among my more productive afternoons.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Here’s a random question, but what’s your take on Twitter? I haven’t used it yet because it reminds me of instant messaging, and I don’t think my life is that exciting. Honestly, it’s just barely exciting enough for a blog…


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  1. Fie says:

    Oooh cool! I’ll definitely try out the restaurant if I ever go to SF. Haha I can never get sick on Japanese food.

    And going to a spa sounds wonderful. I hope you enjoy your time there! πŸ˜€

  2. Heidi says:

    I think Twitter is strange. The idea of posting your mundane moments is very boring. I’m glad you enjoyed your sushi yesterday. πŸ™‚

  3. Briana says:

    I want one of those hair towels! You’ll have to let us know how it works out! Those little perfumes are cute πŸ™‚
    I guess I don’t really know much about twitter, but from what I’ve seen and heard its pretty lame.
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the fact that it seems we can’t go five minutes without communicating with the important people in our lives anymore. I text message and phone my mom every day, I text my boyfriend all the time, my friends, my siblings… What happened to the days when you went to work, and you didn’t talk to your family again until you got home from work. Now I’m so obsessed with knowing whats going on that I call my boyfriend on my way home from work… Its ridiculous… I think twitter just perpetuates that obsession with knowing what every person in your life is doing every second of the day.
    I dunno, I guess some people really like it. I think its just a it much. I’m old fashioned I guess lol.

    Briana´s last blog post..Confused KittyÒ€¦

    • Karen says:

      Hi Briana,

      LOL… I wish I could get my mom to text. I don’t think she knows how to even turn on her cell phone.

      This is gonna make me sound ancient, but back in the day when I was in high school the way that you communicated with your friends was by writing them letters and leaving the notes in their lockers. Soooo old school. I have ancient letters from J-Money and C-Money that are like, 15 years old.

  4. treesandballoons says:

    i only do twitter because im following billy corgan. i like to hear what he has to say. otherwise, its crap and a waste of time.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Treesandballoons,

      Yah, a lot of people like it because they can follow their favorite musicians and celebs. I have read, though, that some people actually hire others to twitter for them. Crazy, right?

  5. Sanayhs says:

    Twitter is strange.

    Sanayhs´s last blog post..More Style Warriors Swatches!

  6. Marisol says:

    Girl, you were like 2 blocks away from me. Literally. I am on 26th Avenue. I have been wanting to try that sushi place but I am picky with my sushi. Now I am definitely gonna try it.

    I am on Twitter and enjoy it. I follow different types of people – beauty, tech, tea, music, local & celebrities. The best thing to do is try it and see if it’s for you. I joined over a year ago and when I first joined, I didn’t get it either. My life isn’t as exciting as Ashton & Demi but I have found some great people on there. One way that it is useful for me is for example if I am at Sephora and want to try a new product. I will tweet about it asking for Pros or Cons. You get almost immediate response. You basically get what you want out of it. Some people merely use it as a way to post their new blog entries. To me, that is what a rss reader is for. Some of the Sugar girls are on there and you can have combos with them about the latest thing they just posted.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Summer of 1998

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marisol,

      I love the Outer Richmond. I used to live out there and really miss it. πŸ™‚ You should definitely hit up Rumblefish. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.

      Thanks for the input on Twitter. I still dunno if it’s gonna me my thang, but it does sound like it can be useful.

  7. mishel says:

    omg! i totally have one of those towels, it dries my hair super fast. i’ll wrap my hair in it, then get dressed, put on makeup. after 15-20 min my hair is 80% dry, just have to quickly blow dry and i’m done. so awesome! =)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mishel,

      I’m starting to think it’s the greatest thing, EVER. I have a lot of hair, too, so I was skeptical at first! Do you wash your like a regular towel?

  8. noi says:

    but if C-Bale’s on Twitter, you’d probably want one! ;D
    some beauty bloggers use Twitter to “twit” their blog updates and other whatnots on their daily life.. real fun, if you ask me! :p
    i use twitter for the same way, too.. updating people about random stuff.. kinda weird, now that i think about it LOL :))
    weee lovely perfume bottles! Mom has a vast collection of mini perfume bottles (she gave away some already) and i don’t get sick of staring at them again and again haha πŸ˜€

    noi´s last blog post..Beauty Lust: Summer Nails, c/o The Face Shop, Skin Food, Elianto!

  9. charlene says:

    i love this ; “Mine was filled with high-intensity lethargy and synergistic nothingness” haha…where’d u come up with that? i love it lol….i saw microfiber towels in the home (kitchen) section of a local store…think they work for hair too?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Charlene,

      Probably! I bet they’re made out of the same material… the one that J-Money got me is perfectly sized to wear as a turban. Hopefully the kitchen one will have the same shape and size.

  10. Beth says:

    Oooh…Bliss gift certificates look awesome! I get their catalogue every month but so far Ihaven’t taken the plunge and bought anything. I do have my eye on Foot Patrol though, I think I need to start paying a little more attention to my feet given that summer is pretty close now.

    I’m not really sure about Twitter. I know tons of people are doing it now and I guess for a blog like yours it’d be a quicker way of interacting with your readership but for me personally I doubt I’ll bother. I’m struggling to update my blog and post status updates on Facebook!

    Beth´s last blog post..To Do List Item – Reduce Swearing?

  11. Jian says:

    Yaay~ I love sushi! Lovely gifts too~!

    I don’t even know what twitter’s about to be honest. I can just about handle facebook and that’s it really. LOL. When they changed their layout I was so confused it put me off for a few months!…

    Jian´s last blog post..Thursday Question Time

  12. Karen B says:

    Those hair towels sound amazing πŸ™‚
    I’m not sure about Twitter. I have one but I rarely use it. I prefer a blog πŸ™‚

    I never tried sushi, it’s on my list of things I would like to try though. Any recommendations?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen B.,

      Omigosh, it’s good stuff. It really depends on the restaurant, but I usually like getting a few rolls like yellowtail, tuna and if they have it the Spider Roll (soft shell crab). Nigiri — slices of fish on top of rice — is great too. I like salmon and tuna. You’ll know if it’s good fish when it just melts in your mouth.

      Now I’m hungry for sushi again, LOL!

  13. Catherine says:

    I spent most of my Saturday making earrings to start my new jewelry shop! Very excited about that.

    OMG. Please post about Bliss spa when you go! I really wanted to book a facial last summer when I was in SF but I was just too busy with all the internship stuff. Also… do you think I could appreciably dry my hair better w/ that microfiber towel in the morning? If so… it’s going on my list.

    Catherine´s last blog post..butterflies and shooting stars

    • Karen says:

      Hi Catherine,

      That’s exciting. πŸ™‚ I bet it’s a really great creative outlet. What’s your favorite jewelry to make?

      Oh, you totally gotta go to the Bliss spa. I did a review of it a while back: Bliss Spa Review in SF. They give you brownies and let you watch Sex and the City while you’re getting your pedi on. It’s a lil’ slice of heaven.

  14. Shiny says:

    Those are some pretty sweet bridesmaid gifts. As for twitter, I think it’s an exercise in narcissism. Really, most people just don’t have lives that are exciting enough for constant updates. I know I certainly don’t πŸ™‚

  15. Pia says:

    My weekend’s lame compared to yours. Cleaning the house, laundry and forcing kids to take their nap. i don’t know why I even bother with the latter. The highlight of my day was family dinner at Pizza Hut.

    I’m on twitter and I love it. Try it out, Karen. i sure would love to read stuff you write.

  16. Rachel says:

    Oh man, I miss sushi!

  17. Kristen says:

    Hey Karen,

    Please let us know how that towel works out for you. After reading about it I definitely want one, just debating if I should order it or not.

    I’ve been on twitter for a little while, and I use it mostly to follow some of my favorite blogs and celebrities. I vary how much I actually use it to update myself from week to week lol.

  18. redhead says:

    My weekend has ROCKED so far! I met up with my dad’s band manager’s best friend and his daughters at Universal Theme Park for a solid 6 and a half hours! My dad has connections – he’s a good friend of the guy that books all the talent acts at the park – so we all got complementary tickets and express passes. Since we were able to jump to the front of lines, we hopped aboard about fifteen or so rides and attractions!
    Side note: I’ve tried the Noa perfume sample in a French perfume sampler with Ralph Lauren, Tresor, and two other samplers, and I don’t think the Noa smelled all that great. Cute packaging though. (It looks like a pearl!)

  19. eileen says:

    I love It’s kind of addictive. my life is not exciting at all but i like to think it is haha. I “follow” Kim Kardashian (love her!) and it’s always fun cuz she posts up pictures and it’s really her lol. I also send links from my blog (attracts readers). it’s also cool being able to “catch up” with some friends I’ve made in the blogging world.

    eileen´s last blog post..German Vogue May 2009: Arlenis Sosa

  20. I really want to try those towels! I need something more absorbent so I can get my hair dried in a flash!

    My weekend has been super mellow. I tried acupuncture yesterday for the first time and it was really nice, so I just chilled all day. Today I think I am going to try and find some great (fashionable) waling shoes for my London rip next month!

    Ok so here’s my take on Twitter. At first I was like, hmm I’ll just check it out but I’m not sold. Then I got hooked! The thing about it is, you learn so much info about other blogs or news, etc. that you don’t hear about otherwise! It’s all about who you follow and so many bloggers are on there (and marketing people) that I find I am observing other people’s “Tweets” more than I am posting. But I do post some things and now Sammy has his own Twitter account also πŸ™‚ I also got the hubbie into it now and he HATED it 2 weeks ago LOL!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..A Guide to Vampy Varnish

  21. Luv J says:

    Hi Karen..

    Those are lovely presents you got.. Bliss Spa sounds so good right now.. I could use some pampering myself πŸ™‚ About Twitter, most of the people I follow just seriously talks about anything and everything besides updates on their current blogs, etc. I think your life is colorful enough for Twitter πŸ™‚ Besides, there’s always Tabs to talk about!

  22. Luv J says:

    Hi Karen..

    Those are lovely presents you got.. Bliss Spa sounds so good right now.. I could use some pampering myself πŸ™‚ About Twitter, most of the people I follow just seriously talks about anything and everything besides updates on their current blogs, etc. I think your life is colorful enough for Twitter πŸ™‚ Besides, there’s always Tabs to talk about!

  23. cloudburst says:

    I had no idea Lou Lou was still available. I love that perfume, i used to wear it as a teenager & I still have my own mini in my stash.

  24. mishel says:

    hm, i never thought to wash the towel, LOL. ur like “ew!”. jk…idk. mine smells like my shampoo and i always hang it up to dry after i’m done with it…i guess i would throw in the washer, or hand wash if i was scared it might get ruined. i threw away my packaging so i have no clue, lol.

  25. lexi says:

    OMG!!! (i never write that either) Lou Lou – that’s what i smelled like in 8th/9th grade. I thought i was so cool – but i would love a bottle of that just for nostalgic purposes – you’re so lucky!

  26. Didi says:

    Beauty AND food? I’m in heaven~~

    Didi´s last blog post..Sephora Power Perk Haul

  27. Karen B says:

    hihi. sorry about that πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen B.,

      LOL, no worries! I hope you get to try it someday. It’s very yummy if you get it from a good place. It’s either one of those foods that can either be very good or very bad, so maybe go with friends who have a particular restaurant they love.

      My tummy is still rumbling, LOL!

  28. Nicole15 says:

    I’ve been so unsure about the Twitter thing myself as well. I did set up an account one day & then never went back. I just can’t think about what I have in my life that is so fascinating to twitter about that someone would want to follow. “Alarm went off, getting up for work.” “My daughter Ava threw up…she’s sick.” “Doing laundry this Sunday afternoon.” “My son Dylan needs a diaper change.” You would just be soo boring. And i hear people really do tweet a play-by-play of their every move & that is just too weird for me. Kind of takes the words “private life” & flushes them down the toilet.

  29. Susan says:

    I haven’t been on Twitter, but I don’t feel I have enough interesting activities in my life that I need to constantly update people on what I’m doing. I have a friend on facebook who is constantly (like 15 times a day, seriously) updating his status “I’m now going to get a bagel at Panera”, “Just picked up the kid from school”, “Going back home now”. Do I really need to know all of this???!

  30. Beth says:

    Okay, I confess. After my comment above, I went and signed myself up for Twitter lol

    I quite like it so far although I don’t really know what I’m doing!

    Beth´s last blog post..Found Ya…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Beth,

      You are too funny! Has anything cool happened yet on it? Are you twittering all day now?

      I’m afraid if I do it I’ll never get anything done. And it’s hard enough for me to concentrate as it is!

  31. Beth says:

    Hi Karen

    I’ve twittered a little bit but nothing all that exciting has happened. I’ve found that you can post updates from your phone/blackberry via SMS which is pretty cool. I still don’t really have that much to say!

    At the moment i’ve only got a few followers and people I’m following so maybe it’ll change when those numbers grow. I’ll update you in a couple of weeks and let you know how its all going!


    Beth´s last blog post..Found Ya…

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