Saturday, July 28, 2012

My weekend: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Went to Santa Cruz Beach with my family for our annual summer trip! Here are some pictures. It was a beautiful day and I had a lot of fun!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Haul: My first Jewelmint purchase! BOGOFREE

Hello lovelies! Here is my very very first JewelMint purchase!! There is a buy one get one free promotion going on right now on select items so get em before they're gone!!
Check out my video and pictures! My silly kitty was trying to get all the attention!! Haha! Thanks for reading :)

Beautiful boxes!

Emerald City Rings

Mon Amour Bracelet - LOVE!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Haul: July 2012 Birchbox and MyGlam comparison

Just received my July Birchbox and MyGlam bag! Check out these pics and my video!

both came in cute pink packaging! 

MyGlam bag contents: nail polish, hair conditioner, Sunscreen, lip stain, face wipes!

Birchbox contents: Perfume sample, hair leave in serum, nail polish, headphones, eyeliner, snack bar!

Nail polish from the birchbox.. more of a mint green not so much sky/tiffany blue

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kitty tales: He will never know what's out there

My kitten loves to look out the glass door into my backyard. And when people are out there he is so curious ! I feel bad depriving him of being outdoors ... But it's for his own good :) the real world is dangerous!! hehe I'm such a protective parent :D

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lunch of the day: Kale & Seaweed Salad

Stopped by Whole Foods Market today and got a Kale & Seaweed Salad for lunch! I have never eated kale that much before... but I recently found out that it has REALLY good health benefits and is one of the healthiest vegetables! It is very high in fiber. I also decided to try this La Croix Carbonated water with grapefruit flavors. It was only 69 cents so I decided why not. I love carbonated water so much and i like grapefruit flavor, so I thought why not!

Any thoughts on kale? What do you usually eat for lunch?

Have a great day and rest of the week!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Kitty Tales: My First Kitten Supplies

Welcome to Kitty Tales: My first kitten supplies!
Here are some of my "starter" supplies that I have purchased recently.
Please excuse me if I look distracted at some parts.. my little kitten was crawling all over me!
I know this is a long video but annotations tell you what time to skip to if you want to see food, toys, litter, or my carrier! :)
AND my kitten climbed all over the chairs and my lap so there are some really funny moments with him in them! :D

Great site for Cat stuff:
Top Picks- Premium Canned Kitten food:

Products mentioned:
Fancy Feast Kitten Turkey
Nutro Natural Choice Kitten (not shown but mentioned)
Wellness Core Kitten Canned food
Wellness Core Kitten Dry food
Felidae Cat and Kitten Formula with Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, and Ocean Fish
Dr Elsey's Precious Cat Kitten Attract Litter

Misc toys
Mice from Petco
Target Boots & Barkley multi pack cat toys
Da Bird Toy: Very popular and I recommend!
Frolicat Bolt Interactive Laser Toy

Products can be found on amazon, petco, pet smart, or any local pet store!

Wishlist: Summer beauty and fashion

Was in a slump for things to post. but then as I was perusing my old blog, I noticed I had several posts with pictures of things that I wanted. What a great idea! I shall name this my wishlist :) (In no particular order) Enjoy

Naked Palette: $40 Still don't have it

Sigma Brushes: $109 

J Crew Pixie Pant - $88 (should check how it looks first)

Zara Dress - $30 should buy soon if I want it! haha

MOST IMPORTANTLY absolute number one want ! Nike Free Run 3.0 in this color

A bunch of Lush products.. another post perhaps! :D

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fashion: Mint trend

Wish I had gotten these mint skinny pants from H&M! But the mint color trend is so in style right now that I am sure I will find another pair soon! I really want mint shorts as well! :) What do you think about mint this season?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My weekend: Golden Gate Bridge

Hello! Just a quick post to share some pictures from my weekend hike by the beach and Golden Gate Bridge. I went along Baker Beach, which is a beautiful beach with many picnic sites. This is one of the more popular beaches along the San Francisco coastline because the sand is nicer and the weather is a little better on this side. (As opposed to more south of the Pacific coastline where it is very dirty, rocky, and foggy often) And if you are a non-San Franciscan reading my blog... San Francisco beaches are in no condition for people to swim in! Although there are surfers often, the water is much too cold and dangerous. Santa Cruz Beach area is much nicer and I will be going there in a few weeks actually!

Anyway, I also like Baker Beach because it is historic. There are some forts that still remain there. If you continue walking from the beach on trails leading to the Golden Gate Bridge, you can pass the Presidio which has many old barracks from the past. The trail to the bridge is not difficult and has a very nice view. The bridge itself is beautiful and this year it is the 75th year of building!

They completely redid the Golden Gate Bridge entrance area, which has a gift store and cafe. There is also a bike trail that is very useful.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Kitty Tales: Week 1 - Traveling with a kitten

As most of you know, I flew with my 8 weeks old kitten with me on the airplane from LA to SF. Let me tell you, I was so nervous! I was panicking the week before and the day of because I wanted everything to go smoothly. And now looking back, everything went perfectly and there was  no troubles at all! I was stressing out for nothing! Here is an overview of my experience.

I did a lot of research and found a good article on catster. This was really good for basics and it even has some personal experiences from cat owners who have flown with cats before. I did furthur research on the "best pet friendly airlines" and found that Southwest was one. The cost of flying my kitten was $75 and with the two free check in luggage, it really helped me fly comfortably with my kitten. This is especially because the carrier counts as one carry on itself. And you are only permitted one carry on item (small size suitcase) and one personal item (purse, backpack).

I called Southwest after I booked my own ticket to reserve a spot. That's very important.

I read the FAQs for "traveling with pets" on the Southwest website and was happy to see that it answered most of my questions (included that there are no documents necessary for flying)

In my previous post I talked about my Bergan Cat Carrier. It was perfect! I had to give some time for my kitten to get used to it, but he liked it fine. I practiced the night before by putting him into the carrier and driving around the block. He did meow a little bit and try to escape, but quickly calmed down after realizing there was no way out.

The two most nervous things I was worried about were:
1. Taking my kitten out at the security check area.
2. My kitten meowing like crazy on the flight and annoying everybody around me

Security Check
When I took my kitten out at the security check area, he did not move or become scared at all! It was so easy. I walked right through and then I did have to get my hands wiped for security reasons. All the security people were staring at my kitten and "oohing" and "awwwing"! So much attention! But the security check did not take long at all! From check in to going to the gate took only about 20 minutes but that was also due to the fact that there was no line at check in or security.

At the gate
My kitten was calm and just slept a little . 

On the plane
One of the main reasons why I chose Southwest was also because it has open seating. This means that the passengers choose their own seats. My boarding number was A 30, so I was basically the 30th person to board! Therefore, I sat in the 9th row. That was very comfortable. I sat in the aisle seat. Also, out of courtesy, I asked the people sitting next to me if they are allergic to cats. This also helped because at least the people knew I have a cat so if he DOES meow... they were warned! 
Here is a picture of my kitten and carrier under my seat. Fits snug but not too bad. On the plane, the engine and airplane sounds are loud so you can barely hear a little meow. So even if my kitten did meow, I never heard it. 

The flight was two hours as opposed to the usual one because there were some technical problems due to weather. But regardless, kitten was perfectly happy!

Here we are at baggage claim

Hope you enjoyed and beared with this long post! Happy traveling!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Kitty Tails: Intro

Hello there readers! As I said in my previous post, I will be dedicating a portion of this blog to my aspiring cat obsession hehe. Well, let me just say that I will be writing more posts about my experience with raising my very first kitten! I have basically been with this kitten ever since the day it was born !

To give a little bit more of a background, my boyfriend's fraternity brother (and my friend as well) has a female cat who escaped one day for a few days and came back pregnant! On May 12, 2012 she gave birth to 4 cute little gray kittens! 2 boys and 2 girls. They were the cutest and I posted a picture a few weeks back showing them. They looked like tiny mice haha. Anyway, ever since their cat (named Kit Kat) was pregnant, I decided that I would love to own one. Long story short, I chose one of the boys and brought him back to SF to care for him all summer! Plus, I really wanted my parents (mainly my dad) to meet my cute little kitten as well!

That's basically my story so far. Every week or so, whenever I am in need of a cat update, I shall post something on this blog and I am calling this : Kitty Tales! But spelling the "tales" as "tails" !! How cute is that! I know, I know, very corny but puns are so fun sometimes haha! Please follow along and I will do my best to keep you updated :)

Week 1- Traveling with my kitten, First Vet Visit


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy July 2012!

Hello readers!
It's officially summer for me! As i am back home now after a dreadful but productive month of May-June at school. After finals I had a week off and then I took a Chemistry summer class! I'm so glad that's done and over with. Now I'm back home with my family and... I brought my little kitten along with me!!! I will have many upcoming posts filled with pictures and videos as soon as I can get to it all about my brand new kitten. I have done a ridiculous amount of research because that's just how I am. I love to be prepared and ready at all times! Anyway, this was just a quick update post and please stay tuned for more!