Crowns, crumpets and Jason.

One thing I dislike about being a responsible adult is scheduling.  It evolved slowly.  double bookings here and there, missed deadlines occasionally.  Then it started snowballing and I realized I had to start scheduling everything.  What’s even harder than maintaining my own schedule is trying to match it with two other schedules, Devon’s and Marisa’s.  We manage to do it though, averaging one chick date a month.

This month, our chick date was for afternoon tea at Crown and Crumpet. Super cute, super girlie and just the thing to revive me from last night’s Glass Candy show.  Tea, scones, crumpets, and sandwiches with no crusts really does wonders.  We got temporary tattoos with our tea.  =)

I lucked out and scored a Jason Wu for Target dress last week.  It must have been a return because the day it debuted, both SF area Targets sold out.  I saw it randomly when I stopped in for nail polish and promptly snatched it up.  This also meant I had to give myself a matching manicure.  The pink dress was perfect for tea and a sunny brisk SF day.

the chicks, Devon and Marisa.

<– weird stretched arm self shot trying to get in my earrings.

dress: Jason Wu for Target – cardigan, bag and tights: J.Crew – booties: Steve Madden – earrings: gift from B’s mum – sunnies: old Anthropologie

Nails, as of late

The past couple week’s worth of nail art.  Teachers have nail polish lives too, you know.

black ombre over light pink also seen here.  Inspiration/copying from here.

I call these my ‘wannabe ikat print’ nails.  I tried to follow the refinery29 tutorial on ikat nails, but I failed.  I couldn’t create a discernable pattern with my thick nail art brush.  next time will be better.


I do my nails just about every sunday evening.  I plan my lesson for monday, and I reward myself with music/mindless TV and pretty nails.

The biggest hit with the teenagers by far: Pokeball nails

This design took a while but was pretty simple in the end.  Full grey nails, covered half way with red.  Then add a white dot and outline with black sharpie marker (or sally hansen nail polish pens).  By the way, this photo was taken on Australia Day where B (the aussie) and I celebrated with Coopers Pale Ale and special edition sheepskin stubbie holders by Aussie Bentley.

This week, I went more geometric.  B bought me a 3 month subscription to Birchbox, and january’s box came with this lavender Zoya polish.  It’s pretty enough, but I’m not a fan of the brush or the viscosity.

fun stuffs

School is back in after a nice 3 day weekend (4 day for me).  LA was great, but it’s always nice to come home. Even nicer when you have presents waiting for you from hawaii!!  B was on a business trip in Oahu for a week and he was awesome enough to bring home some goodies for me.  Like this and this.  I’ve also been dying to try out Incoco nail wraps and he surprised me with them!

love them!  super easy and flashy.  I was never really into nail polish and stuff till recently when I kept seeing all the amazing nail art all over the blogs. Nail art is fun.  It’s cute.  Fun nails puts a bounce in my step, etc.  The kids react to my nails.  They make comments, they talk about it, it helps me relate to them and vice versa.  It works for me.  And it’s FUN!

Other recent nail art inspired by here and here: