I hope you either had a wonderful Mother's Day or you spent it with a Mother. And if you don't celebrate this Hallmark holiday then I hope you had a lovely weekend.
First, I want to quickly share my new BRIGHT pink blush that makes me smile when I look at it.
Desire blush by NARS (no surprise there, I know).
And here it is applied with complete blush brush control:
My final assessment - why did it take me this long to buy this blush? Luckily it's part of the permanent line so you have time if you're still on the fence. Honestly, this works across the board for skin tones. My favorite NARS M.A. has the lovely complexion of a young, fair maiden/Snow White clone (dark hair/fair skin) and this looks just as sweet on her as it does on my tan, Filipino/Dutch Indonesian complexion.
Excuse the 'fair maiden' reference, clearly I'm watching too much Game of Thrones on HBO. I am loving that show!
I purchased this at Sephora but this is also available at department stores that carry the NARS line. This is also available online. Free shipping with a purchase over $25!
So quickly onto Mother's Day brunch. The hubs, mini-cupcake and I enjoyed a semi-fancy lunch at a chic little French spot, Chez Spencer. If you are familiar with the food truck race show on Food Network last season, this restaurant had the food truck, Spencer to Go. Since they were representing two things I hold dear to my heart: San Francisco and French food, they had my vote! They came in third place. Oh well.
So here's my Mama's Day meal:
Why have a champagne cocktail when you can have a gin cocktail named La Parisienne? It contains Nolet Gin, Noilly Prat (dry vermouth), Cassis (blackcurrant liquer), and a lemon twist. Now, I love a good martini and this sounds like it's a sweet version of a gin martini. The problem I had is that the scent through me off. I love cassis in kir royale champagne cocktails but this time around it gave off too much of a floral scent, therefore I felt like I was drinking soap. Sensory overload, perhaps?
Otherwise I enjoyed my meal and our dessert of warm chocolate pudding cake (I was so excited eating it, I forgot to snap a picture of it).
My mini-cupcake enjoyed it too and yes, she travels with her own fork - smart little girl!