Fierce Nerditude

Friday, July 3, 2015

Macarons, Honey Rose Rainbow and Spicy Cumin Seitan at Taste Asia!


One of the best things about living in a city like New York is the cultural diversity--not to mention diversity of food (yum!). Last Friday and Saturday there was an Asian food and culture and food festival spanning about a street in length in Times Square called Taste Asia.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Butterfly Kissed--Practicing

I mentioned when I restarted blogging that I hadn't worn makeup very much during my blogging break. Another thing I didn't do much of was take close up pictures of my eyes. The other day I tried to do something a little more intricate with a green duochrome shadow, and when I took the closeups... the shadow was just not quite right. So now, I'm starting to re-practice everything I know, and I'd thought I'd share from the process a little.

This particular eye came from this shirt I love--I bought it in Berksha when I visited Barcelona a while ago! I wish I had thought to take more pictures, but this was early morning on a work day, so you'll just have to make do with my face. It was really simple to do!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kafka on the Shore (Review)

See how that guy took his shoe off? THIS IS A PLACE OF EATING, SIR.
I've been MIA for the last week or so because I've had to take care of some immigration paperwork and also because I was creating a watermark for my images (because, unfortunately, someone stole a few of them for less than honest purposes). I also had a very important date with my boyfriend this weekend. And then I got sick. Apologies for the silence!

So, as I let on in my post about Modern Romance, I'd recently been reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. I have to say, it was a real page-turner and certainly distinct from some of the other books I've read by Murakami. I've been told that it's really a book you have to read twice, and I'd have to say (while I've only just started my second read) it is actually very revealing.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Aziz Ansari Book Signing+Initial Thoughts on 'Modern Romance'

If you have me on Facebook, you might have already known that I went to Aziz Ansari's book signing in Union Square last Tuesday (the day his book Modern Romance was released). Gotta admit, the main interest for me was less the book (I never really buy comedians' books... Oops?) and more getting to meet a person whom I'd seen on the television machine in real life.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer


Whenever my mom gets a makeup or beauty sample she probably won't use, guess who it gets handed over to. Ding ding ding! This girl!

Over the course of a couple of Barney's beauty events my mother acquired several teeny sample sizes of Hourglass's Mineral Veil Primer and they made their way into the bottom of a makeup bag that I keep on my dresser, filled with untouched samples (Yikes! Gotta work on that!)

Fast forward to two months ago, when I was carrying around my favorite Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer in my purse, and it goes missing. How do you lose a whole 1 oz tube of primer? Even I don't know. The point is, it was gone and I was sad.

Luckily, I had the presence of mind to remember I had these stashed away. Oh, boy am I glad I finally tried them out!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Wild Sheep Chase (A Review)

Reading in my natural habitat, an NYC public bus.
I'm not going to bother beating around the bush, because I want to start this post off with a burning question that I'm really curious to know the answer to. What is it with Murakami and prostitutes?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Look Back on Springtime in New York City!

Hello, again, all!

This week was a very nice kind of busy. I went to a book signing and met Aziz Ansari on Tuesday, and yesterday night I went to an Olivia Somerlyn/Karmin/Lindsey Stirling concert at Central Park's SummerStage.

Every day this week has been SO hot and sticky, I've been nostalgic for spring, so I thought I'd share some pictures I took this spring, and I really hope you enjoy them (much more after the jump!)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Red Velvet Cake Creme Frappuccino

On a trip from my dining table to my tummy.
You guys know about the 6 new Starbucks Frappuccino flavors, right? For those not in the know, Starbucks has temporarily added 6 new 'fan-created' Frapp flavors to their menu: Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cinnamon Roll, Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Lemon Bar and Red Velvet Cake. I haven't had a chance to try any of the others yet, but I've had the Red Velvet Cake Creme Frappuccino 3 times already. And I don't even normally go to Starbucks.

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