REVIEW ALERT: Asha Urban Baths

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After reading this title, if you have not heard of this business before, I can only assume that you think I am writing about a warehouse that specializes in selling rustic bathtubs. But those of you who are from the Greater Sacramento Area and are seemingly in the know about rad gems hidden in the streets of this ever-changing town, then you would know I am talking about this little known local business named Asha Urban Baths, a hyper-relaxing bathhouse.   Continue reading “REVIEW ALERT: Asha Urban Baths”

REVIEW ALERT: Too Faced “Glow Job”, glo-up or glo-down?

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Hi, my name is Lily and I am a makeup fanatic. When dealing with an addiction we all know the first step is acceptance. The second step is to get the help you need to be on the path of sobriety from your addiction. For me, I chose to overdose on all the wonders that is contour, highlight, cut-crease, and more! Makeup is an art. It is a way to express yourself through color and illusion. Now, I’m no M.A.C. Pro Artist, but I have been told my winged liner could cut glass. To me, there is not product I would turn away just based on first glance. This may come as a shock to people who know me because, while I struggle with my addiction to blend and conceal, I am also a bit of a bookworm who only chooses books based on either the cover or their Amazon reviews. That isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to my cosmetics addiction. My makeup mantra is “you don’t hate it until you can officially say ‘that $45 could’ve been spent on a glamorous blowout at Drybar instead.” Continue reading “REVIEW ALERT: Too Faced “Glow Job”, glo-up or glo-down?”

REVIEW ALERT: The Mimosa House

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“The Mimosa House” doesn’t that just sound like something from a fairytale?

A house filled with a colossal amount of mimosa flavors that you cannot help but taste test more than one and warm, delectable brunch plates served on white porcelain that are waiting to be savored.

Within the cookie cutter homes and neatly lined bushes in East Sacramento hides a restaurant visited by brunch masters, by the name of “The Mimosa House”. In honor of my past birthday weekend, a friend and I decided to be amongst the brunchiest bunch and experience what all the hype was about.   Continue reading “REVIEW ALERT: The Mimosa House”

Kombucha Power

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WARNING: DO NOT SMELL THE PRODUCT BEFORE TASTING.⚠️

Cleanse your body with a nice cold glass of fermented sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria. Doesn’t that just make you want to run to the nearest bathroom stall and upchuck your last meal? That’s exactly how I felt when I heard the Kombucha train making its stops around town, picking up more people every time it came back around. My hometown is the birth and center for most trending fads, especially if it can be categorized with the health-nuts. Now I’m not a Kombucha-enthusiast or connoisseur in any way. I’m just a curious-mind who decided to jump on the fermented-beverage bandwagon to see what the hype was all about. Besides, you’ll never know if you don’t like it until you try it. When I say “try it” I don’t mean to take one sip and that will be my deciding factor, like what I did with Monster and Rockstar energy drinks. *Cue the gag reflex* (No offense to those who like beverages that taste like battery acid.) My point is, I wanted to try every single flavor, brand, and style of Kombucha to get a solid opinion on it. Continue reading “Kombucha Power”

Review Alert: Meet & Eat

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Think of a time you felt extremely full after a big meal. Now imagine having that feeling while trying to sit down at Thanksgiving dinner. Well, that was me sitting at the restaurant thinking if it was possible to make my stretchy pants stretchier because this degree of stretch wasn’t cutting it for the level of stuffiness I was feeling!!! I didn’t know what full was until my recent experience dining at ‘Meet & Eat’, a local American-style eatery just down the street from the Sacramento City College campus. Let’s set the time machine back to about three weeks ago. My two friends from my hometown came to visit me for the weekend, so I decided to give them the ultimate Sacramento experience. You bet your bottom dollar I invited Emily to be a tour guide alongside me. She’s my right hand gal; it wouldn’t be a Sacramento adventure without her. With much to see in this beautiful city, the tour pushed back our meal times by quite a bit. Needless to say, around 4pm as we exited the fascinating museum inside the Capitol, we were just about ready to eat our own placentas. Crabby and exhausted, we headed to our car to drive to the nearest McDonald’s. Emily, being the voice of reason, suggested we eat at a place with much more quality to it and insisted we go to this restaurant, called ‘Meet & Eat’ that she had tried a couple weeks back. It’s hard to say no to food someone describes as “so good, it should be illegal”.  With that, it was goodbye Big Mac and hello extra 15-minute drive. Let me tell you, the things Emily and I would do for food makes such a long list you’d have to publish it in volumes. Continue reading “Review Alert: Meet & Eat”