Wednesday, March 21, 2012

may the odds be ever in your favor

Imsoexcitedforfriday! In honor of the Hunger Games movie, I broke my nail polish ban and bought 2 of the China Glaze Capitol Colours collection. Here is Dress Me Up.
It is more brown that I expected it to be. This is applied with 2 coats and the formulation was very nice. Definitely an all-around nice neutral color to sport on your nails.

Quick fix lunch/dinner: steamed kale, garlicky mashed red potatoes, IKEA lingonberry sauce/jam and meatballs!

I'm moving across town in exactly 1 week. It's crazy and too soon, but I am most excited for getting a new kitchen!!! Just thinking about all the new food creations I can make there is making my mouth water. :)


Friday, March 9, 2012

Red lipstick love.

A day late from Nat'l Womens Day -- did you rock a red lip? I really love the way a red lip can transform a look. Such a simple thing! Here are the 5 red lipsticks I own and 2 red lipliners. I was inspired by my most recent purchase -- the red lipstick from the Kate Moss Rimmel collection. I haven't worn that one yet but it is a very vibrant red compared to the other ones I own, which lean more towards the coral-y side of the spectrum. I also got the 08 mauve-y nude from the collection. Just couldn't resist.

Candy apple Revlon Lip Butter, True red L'oreal colour riche, 01 Rimmel, Viva Glam Cyndi from Mac,  Urgent! Slimshine from Mac, Gash 24/7 glide-on lip pencil from Urban Decay, 817 Hot Red NYX lipliner pencil
One of my favorite combinations is putting the Urban Decay liner on with the revlon lip butter on top.
swatches are in the same order as listed above!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kimchi time!

Ooooh yeaaaa...
I haven't had kimchi in a while and got my hands on a head of napa cabbage.. and it's been a long time since I've made it. SO it was about time to make some again. I'm really looking forward to making some kimchi fried rice when this batch gets to that sour state. YUM! I basically used the method from Maangchi, but I halved her recipe since I only had 1 head of cabbage. I ended up with a whole lot more kimchi than I anticipated, hehe, but I'm not complaining! When you attempt to make this, just realize that it's a pretty straightforward process but it is pretty time consuming--prepare for that.

Napa cabbage -- before and after salting for 1.5 hours.
The cabbage really shrunk, about 1/2 its original volume!

mixing the cabbage with green onion, carrot & korean radish slices with the kimchi paste

final product. this is gonna last me quite a while!