OPI is my favorite nail polish brand (although I've yet tried any of the higher end or more expensive brands like Chanel, NARS, butter LONDON, etc.) and dominates my nail polish collection (which is now well over 50 bottles, eek!). "Excuse Moi" was from the 2011 Muppets Collection, I think around the holidays or just before New Year's. It is an ultra glittery pink which makes me squeal like a teenage girl, hahaha. While it looked a bit dark in the bottle and I wasn't sure if it was more reddish than pink, it turned out to be a lovely medium-dark pink. There was a bit of a gradient effect on my nails and I would def use it again for that purpose. The only downfall is that it chipped very quickly (whereas some of the other OPI glitter polishes I have definitely last longer).
|"Excuse Moi"from the OPI Muppets Collection|
|how it looks in less sunlight/more indoor shade (not as warm in tone)|
|close up...lots of glitter, it's like a girly party!|
|definitely looks darker and more reddish in the bottle, especially if not in sunlight or very bright lighting|
I love my mommy, who has attempted twice to make this for me and my sister but I don't think she understands our love for shabu shabu, lol. Her attempts have been commendable but just don't compare to our favorite place, Shabu Shabu Bar. The sauces are soooo good there that while I used to prefer ponzu I now also have a love for goma sauce, hehe.
|rib-eye steak platter (large size)...omg my mouth just watered from looking at my own pictures, hehe|
|rib-eye steak and prime rib-eye steak platters|
|same, lots of fresh veggies|
By the way, if you ever go there, the server will ask ahead of time if you want soup at the end, so save the udon & whatever you want from your platters, and if they ask which sauce you like better, say you want both in your soup because it really makes a difference, especially the goma sauce - which won't taste exactly like goma sauce but definitely adds flavor!
Also if you check in on Yelp, you will find that they have specials from time to time. So far the specials I've seen are alcohol related, haha, like this carafe of strawberry pineapple sake that was free (but with a 20% gratuity added to the bill). The carafe is really cool looking as the ice is not placed directly inside with the liquid, and it also makes it look like a potion, don't you think? hehehe (Don't worry, the alcohol level was not strong, and I've pretty much given up alcohol.)
Last month, I attempted to give myself more face framing bangs...but it was an utter failure as it made my cheeks look humongous in pictures. I've been growing out my bangs since, at least until they can be long enough for side-swept bangs. I'm also hoping to find more gentle (perhaps natural) shampoo & conditioner & treatments since my hair is not as full and healthy and shiny as it used to be. ㅠㅠ Anyone have any recommendations or even just tips to have beautiful hair and bangs? I would really appreciate it as obviously my hair needs all the help it can get, hehe.
I was wearing Maybelline 24 hour eye shadow "Tough as Taupe," Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush "Pink Frosting," and Revlon lip butter "Strawberry Shortcake" in the picture but it's kind of hard to see, so I will take new photos and post them another time.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and if you haven't already, please do join my Seoul and Tokyo giveaways!! It is open to all international readers. If for some reason you don't want to join, I would still appreciate any comments and suggestions since it will my first visit to both Korea and Japan. Thanks everyone who has already and also to those who will! ♥