Sunday, April 21, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
I think every girl should have a pearl bracelet and necklace set in their wardrobe. What do you think?
I've been looking for a perfect pearl bracelet for a long time, and I finally found it!
A little while ago I went into the Mikimoto store with a friend just to look around because I know they have beautiful pearls. They certainly have exquisite pearls, but it is way too expensive.
I have difficult times finding one because I need 7.5'' long bracelet and want the pearl size to be decent. Most of the pearl bracelet I saw normally are 7''. Today I was browsing on tiffany's web site and found out their pearl bracelet came in different sizes for this style, and I think I have found it! Now I just have to work toward it, hehee.
This one is exactly what I am looking for 7.5'' long 9-10mm
What size do you perferred?
7'' long 4.5-5mm
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I want to do an update on how long the gel polish last on me. Before anything, I want to let you all know I apply my gel polish differently than most people. I do not put bonder before I apply my polish. The reason is because I found that it's more difficult to take the polish off when I use bonder. I do file the surface of my nails a little bit so the polish won't chip the next day. Also I do not like my polish to stay on more than 2 weeks. When I don't use any bonder I am able to peel it off when it chips instead using acetone to soak them off.
Some of you might ask Why do I use gel polish instead of regular polish then. I personally like the high shine of gel polish, also it still stays on longer compare to regular polish . Regular polish normally only last about 4 days on me, then it will starts to chip off. By day 6 I will need to remove my nail polish completely. The regular nail polish only last about 7 days if I avoid cleaning the house and washing dishes as much as possibe. With gel polish I don't worry about that.
I can now easily peel my gel polish off without soaking them with acetone. You can also see on my thumb nail that the gel polish didn't damage my nails. I might wait for another two days before I peel them, or maybe I will get bored in class and start peeling them off. :D
Sunday, January 20, 2013
In my pervious post, I said that I am on the safe side when it comes to nail colors. What I meant is that I have a lot of colors that are in different shades of red and pink. I wanted something different and bought some colors that I normally will not go for. Surprisingly I love these colors!!
I did not photoshop the pictures below. By doing that I hope it can shows the true color of the polish. I also hope that it can helps you find the perfect color. Because I understand that when purchasing a nail polish online is difficult. You might not know how the color look like in person and end up wasting money. I have bought some other colors beside these that I am showing today. If you want to know how other colors look like, please check my older post and let me know which color you would like to see. I will gladly take some photos for you.
Hit The Jackpot
I am the type of girls that always go for the safe colors when it comes to nail polish, but after seeing the tiffany green color I wanted to give it a try. I wanted to add a little bit bling so I used the shimmery gold color on my ring fingers. Tell me what do you think?
I also found that the tiffany green color have a little bit of glitter in it as well. Some of you might like the glitter, some might not. If you like the glitter to show, after the 2 coats of color you already cured, you can wipe it with alcohol before you put the top coat on. I find this will make the glitter show more and it will make it more shimmery. I did it on my thumb nails because I put stickers on them, and my thumbs show more shimmer than the rest.
Another tip when you want to do nail design on your nails. If you want to use sticker designs and put gems on your nails, always wipe your nails with alcohol before you apply your stickers and gems. After you applied them, then you can apply the top coat to protect them from coming off and to secure them to be in place.
I also did my mom's nails today and I did french tips on her. She loves it and it makes me so happy. you can see what colors I used below.
... and here are my nails
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
You can tell I am really taking advantage of Restaurant Week. Today I went to a Michelin Star restaurant Gotham Bar and Grill to celebrate my friend's birthday. Comparing my experience yesterday with Maze, I am extremely impressed by Gotham Bar and Grill. To sum it up, I had a great time. The customer service, ambiance and food were great!
Appetizer- Sunchoke Soup
I liked it a lot. It was creamy, smooth, and tasteful. If you don't mix the sauce, every spoon you enjoy will have different taste.
Grilled White Tuna
The tuna was perfectly seared, and very fresh.
Main Course- Slow Cooked Chicken Breast
The name might sound boring to you, but definitely not the taste. The chicken was very tender and juicy.
Pan Rosted Salmon
It was perfectly seared, not oily and tasted very good with the vegetable and sauce.
Dessert- Carmel Panna Cotta
It was not too sweet and it balanced very well.
I didn't have it so I cant comment, but my friends said she enjoyed it very much.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Today is the first day of Restaurant Week, and I went to Maze for lunch. To be honest I was not impressed by their food or their customer service, and I think it's overated. The atmosphere and decorations are not that great either. The food was okay... but I think there are many other good restaurants in NYC I rather spend my money on. Also I think the purpose of Restaurant week is to attract more first timers and bring them back to their restaurant, but I feel the servers neglected our table because we were ordering from the Restaurant Week Menu. For example; They would walk by and see that our brand basket is empty then walk away. Many servers walked pass our table and never stop to ask if we need anything. Our table remained empty for quite a long time until I stopped a waiter and asked him to bring us some bread. Well... enough complains, here are some photos. I hope you find my review helpful.
6 small pieces of bread for 3 people
Appetizer- Smoke Trout Salad
Although this didn't taste bad, but I didn't taste anything like smoke... the texture is like tuna salad.
Main Course- Risotto
This is actually very tasty. It has a hint of champagne with parmesan cheese in it.
If you like your fish simple, you might like this. It is a little blend to me and very oily. Oh, the portion of the fish is about 2 oz. If you order this, tell them to keep the bread coming. LOL :P
Dessert- Coconut Mousse
This is very light and the sorbet is very smooth.
Chocolate Ganache Tart
The peanut butter ice cream is very unique. It is very smooth, light and not sweet at all. The chocolate in the tart is too overwhelm and after 2 small bites I don't want it anymore.