I went tailgating!

Toyota-Tailgate-HeaderLauren and I had tickets from Toyota to attend the Stanford -vs- Oregon Football Game yesterday (Stanford won 26-15, woohoo!) but to not only attend the Stanford game in style with awesome seats — we had fantastic parking and did a bit of pre-game tailgating, and VIP section partying before we walked over to Stanford Stadium for the big game. Toyota provided Lauren with a 4-runner for the event (and the week) so she came over to my house and picked me up then we headed off to the game.

Lauren-Nancy-TailgatingHow much laughing did we do at all that morning? It was so fun and it’s always awesome having a hilarious fun friend around. We had a few snacks, packed up a little picnic blanket and our hot drinks (it was pretty chilly in the shade) and had a bit of fun before we walked over to the VIP area.


LaurenHow cute is Lauren?!


TailgatersIt was my first time tailgating! I couldn’t get over the amount of people who were parked in these lots, and literally having huge cook-outs with their portable BBQs. It all smelled so delicious and I totally wanted to walk over there and chat everyone up and meet new friends. I mean, I could get used to this… tailgating was fun!

LeavingOur smiles indicated we didn’t have any fun at all ;) kidding.

VIP-ticketI wasn’t sure what to expect when we walked over to the VIP section. Huge tents were set up along with plenty of picnic tables and umbrellas for a bit of shade, and plenty of snacks, drinks and food galore.

vip-sectionYou don’t see me drinking too often, but I had a delicious margarita with some nachos and guac. It was fantastic. I didn’t photograph it because I completely forgot (aka having too much fun!).

marching-bandA marching band came through and did two songs for us, then they headed off on their merry way and performed at other spots around the campus before the game.

Go-StanfordEven if you know squat about football, ya gotta cheer for the home-team! Go Stanford!


Holding-ticketYou’ll notice I didn’t bring my purse into the stadium area with me — and the rules are, that now everything has to be carted into a see-through bag with you (safety reasons I spose). So I have my phone/wallet and snacks in this ziplock baggie with me. Thanks for Lauren for providing an extra for me because I had no idea!



Stanford-Football-GameThanks to Toyota for providing Lauren and I with tickets and to experience a tailgate party! It was super fun, and I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Watch the vlog I filmed!


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Makeup of the day | Burberry Cashmere Foundation

Burberry Makeup of the dayNo filter, no editing done to the photo above. It was taken with my new Google Pixel phone which seems to make things a little more saturated and sharpened (something that bugs me a bit since I’d rather do that on my own if I wanted it to look a certain way). But that’s another story for another day. I wanted to share this photo of me above that I took on Friday of last week in my parked car — one, because my hair never looks that good. And secondly, I was sportin’ the Burberry Cashmere Foundation that I’ve been using more regularly now that the cooler weather has arrived.

I shied away from the Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation for a while when I got it — simply for the fact that it had matte in the name. But it doesn’t look too matte does it? It looks really natural and skin-like, it seems. Plus it gives a medium to high coverage to the face, which I’m diggin’. Overall it lasts a bit longer than the Burberry Fresh Glow foundation that I reviewed here.

When I went to get my skin analysis done at Kiehl’s, I heard the same results as I did back in 2012: I have dehydrated yet oily skin. All this time I thought it was bogus I had oily skin, but it’s not overly oily if you get my drift. It doesn’t require blotting so to speak — either that or I like that ‘natural dew’ I seem to have. My t-zone for the most part is the only oily bit on my face, which hey I’m okay with. When I heard the results it was when I was wearing makeup (both in 2012, and last week). So I’m wondering if my philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer has anything to do with it? Does that not sink into the skin as much, leaving an oilier residue on the face making me look dewy? Or do I have oily skin regardless of me wearing makeup? Thinking out loud here I guess.

Burberry-cashmere-foundatioHere’s what makeup I’ve been wearing (not too much difference in my everyday makeup besides swapping out a few pieces like the foundation, mascara and blush!). When it works – ya don’t change it. At least, for me. Even though makeup is super fun to play around with.


Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation in the shade Honey
Chanel Les Beige in No. 50 (as bronzer)
Cle de peau concealer in Beige


Burberry Cat Lashes mascara in Jet black
Dior All-In-Brow 3D in Blonde (yes! blonde!)


Burberry Kisses Gloss in Nude Beige (my favourite of the 4 I have!)


Disclaimer: I know people aren’t huge fans of them… but I wanted to tell you! The links above are affiliate links. It’s my second time trying out affiliate links and I earn $0.05 a click, so friends definitely don’t be afraid to click on them. I made a whopping $0.35 on a post I did last month. 

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Life Lately: October

birthday-giftsMy husbands birthday was this month and although I didn’t talk about it too much because I don’t want to blog about every single detail of my life, it was still a fun memorable birthday for him, I think :)

bike-birthdaySpecialized sent over a new Men’s Airnet helmet for him in a slick black shade. My husband cycles to work 99% of the time and his old commuting helmet was starting to get old. Don’t forget to replace those helmets, friends! Also, accessorize with lights — they absolutely no doubt help with vehicles seeing you on the road. Especially now that the sun is setting much earlier.

His birthday was entirely bike related (along with some relaxation). The helmet was one of the main gifts, then I popped in a cycling pizza cutter (how cute is that?!) and some bike book-ends for our shelves. Another huge surprise to him was that Burke Williams Ayurvedic Treatment we both went to.  Ugh, swoon worthy! Why don’t we go to spas more often?

dairy-queenAND! You can’t have a birthday, without a delicious DQ icecream cake, am I right? I had the dude write on Scott’s name…. this is how it turned out. It’s like a child wrote it, it’s so funny!

White Sierra 1979So many coffee dates with blog friends happened this month! Elisabeth and I met up and took tons of OOTD pictures together. It was my first time hanging out with her one-on-one besides the regular bay area bloggers meet up’s we sometimes have. So it was fun getting to know her a little better. I can’t wait to hang again! She took the picture of me shown above :) By the way if you want a discount from White Sierra (the jacket I’m wearing is from White Sierra) you can use the discount code: SPIFFY33 for 33% off your purchase now through the end of January 2017. That’s pretty nice of them, hey?

Jeremys-visitJeremy, a pal of me and my husbands, flew down from Newfoundland to California for work for a few days. Since he was staying in San Francisco for the most part, we went up one weekend and had a grand ol’ time literally doing nothing… with no plans. It was the best, and I love those sort of days. All we did was walk around, went to a coffee shop, popped by Baker Beach to see the Golden Gate Bridge, and then went for burgers. Fun fact: Jeremy introduced me to my husband back in 2005. So I knew Jeremy before I knew my husband. Fun hey?

Jodi-NancySpeaking of Canadian pals. Jodi, Canadian Beauty Blogger flew down to California from Canada for work and I decided to drive up to San Francisco to meet her for a few hours. It’s fun meeting blog-friends, especially blog friend you’d never think you’d meet! She was fun to hang with and I showed her all of my favourite places along with the typical touristy spots.

Google PixelAlthough I post on there frequently, YouTube tends to be on the back-burner to my blog and Instagram. That, and I don’t usually post anything other than makeup tutorials and the occasional vlog up there. But when I received my new Google Pixel phone, I decided to do an unboxing video. It went viral. The first Google Pixel unboxing video of it in the world and even made news in Australia. I didn’t appreciate the vicious comments that came along with it, but  I ‘spose you could say I was smart and didn’t respond to any of the comments. I then followed up with a Google Pixel review/demo of it a few days later that was much tamer. (It was #MadeByGoogle and a #GiftFromGoogle!) Read more about the Google Pixel here (it’s not an affiliate link, just a tracking one).

This post is all over the place. But I’ve seen now on Instagram that bullet-journaling is now a thing. I’ve started it subconsciously I guess, when I realized regular agendas don’t work out for me all that well since some days I want to be totally messy with my daily agenda and not keep it super pretty. That’s why I haven’t really ventured out and tried to purchase one of those Erin Condron planners. Too much upkeep and decorating for me. I’ve been using a plain blank-sheet Muji notebook since August, and it’s been working out well! I must write down a daily to-do list otherwise my entire day is shot if I have no idea what to do. Does that mean I’m getting old and forgetful? What odds. It keeps me organized.

Mizuno SayonaraI really need a running buddy. I must admit, I’m lacking a bit of motivation lately. Although my husband, Alfie and I try to go on weekend-runs together, it’s tough! Sometimes we skip. Anyone local want to be my running pal? I love my new Mizuno’s. Oh. Do you guys want to see a review on the two pairs that I run in? The pink Wave Rider 19’s and the blue Sayonara’s?

POM Friday’s will be back soon. I’ve just run out of ideas on where to take him lately. lol.

IMG_20161027_150231Today is a pretty dreary day here in California. Rare that we see clouds in the sky or some wet pavement. But it’s also so welcomed. Today I’ll be sipping on some tea and reading Lisa Sugar’s new book – with nothing much else on the agenda. Looks like an awesome day to me! The minimalistic looking mug is the one I just got on my October PopSugar Must Have that they sent over to me to try. Sweet. You can get one here. Use code SHOP5 (which never expires) to get $5 off your first #MustHaveBox!

That’s all for now I suppose! That was a lot more than I had intended to write. How are you guys doing? What’s new?

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