I am 34!

All I can think is another year has gone by already?  Thank you all for the birthday wishes!   Here is my bday mani:


My nails are a wreck atm, and my nailbeds are starting to get shorter can you tell?  I'm wearing Zoya Caitlin as my base and I was originally going to put on Happy Birthday by DL on top but I just happened to get the new Nicole Texture Coats (they are the same as OPI Shatter) in the mail today so I saw it as a sign to add one of them to my manicure.  This one is Gold Texture.  I did thick coat to make the deeper cracks.  The Nicole Texture Coat was sent to me for review :)

I'm not really celebrating my birthday until Sunday (my day off) so today just feel like a normal day lol. 

I will end with a random story and pictures.  The other day an asian lady came knocking on our door.  I thought she was a solicitor so I didn't answer it.  But 5 mins later I look outside and her car is still in our driveway so I go out there and see her breaking off our bamboo (we have black bamboo kinda growing crazy at our house).   I thought it was rude to just come to someone's house and start breaking off their plants!  We talked for a couple minutes but she said she cooks the bamboo shoots and asked me if I eat them.  I said no, and she got in her car and left.

Ever since then, I couldn't stop thinking about the bamboo shoots.  I see them for sale at the asian market (the really huge edible kind) and usually eat it in some asian dish.  I had to know if mine were edible.  Curiosity got to me so I went outside with a bag and broke off fresh shoots.  I peeled off the outer layers and cut them up and boiled them for about 20 minutes.

Taste testing them just boiled, they were pretty good!  So what do you do with fresh bamboo shoots, well the easy solution was to deep fry them lol.

I ate these and forgot to take any pictures except this one, terrible I know.  They were really, really good!  Next time I am going to stir fry with them. 

Hope you have a wonderful day! ♥♥

OPI Miss Universe Press Images

The silver glitter has me intrigued. The names are funny too!

From the picture don't you think It's My Year resembles Rally Pretty Pink?

Crown Me Already!
A sassy silver sparkle that knows what it’s worth. 
 

Congeniality is My Middle Name
And berry-wine shimmer is what I do best!
 
 

Swimsuit…Nailed It!
An itsy bitsy teenie weenie vibrant shiny-blue bikini.
 
 
 
 
It’s MY Year
It’s about time for this champagne-rose to shine!
Here is the press release:

OPI Launches Limited Edition
Miss Universe Lacquers


Pageant-pretty nail lacquers in the new Miss Universe by OPI promotion give fingers and toes added glitz and glamour.  Featuring four shades packed with shimmer and sparkle, these limited edition colors capture the energy of the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® competition, to be held September 12, 2011, in São Paulo, Brazil.
“Miss Universe is the most popular and publicized beauty pageant in the world,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “We are excited to partner with the Miss Universe Organization, whose contestants provided so much inspiration for rich, high-fashion color.”
With shades ranging from berry and golden pink to electric blue and glittery silver, Miss Universe by OPI provides high-shine lacquers, including:

Congeniality is My Middle Name
And berry-wine shimmer is what I do best!

It’s MY Year
It’s about time for this champagne-rose to shine!

Swimsuit…Nailed It!
An itsy bitsy teenie weenie vibrant shiny-blue bikini.

Crown Me Already!
A sassy silver sparkle that knows what it’s worth.

               
The Miss Universe Organization named OPI its official nail care sponsor this June.  Additionally, Weiss-Fischmann will be a judge for the 2011 Miss USA® pageant, a precursor to the Miss Universe competition.
Miss Universe by OPI Nail Lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.  This limited-edition promotion will be available beginning August 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Zoya Dove and Caitlin

Sorry it has been so long since my last post!  I will try harder to update more often.

I ordered a Remove Plus during the free Dove/Caitlin promo, did you get anything?



I did 2 coats each and topped it with Seche Vite.  I've read SV doesn't play nice with Zoya, and this mani I think peeled off in 2 days.  I might use Nubar Diamont next time lol.

Really like these colors so I'm glad I got the remover.  I've only tried it twice so I don't know how I like it yet.

Just a quickie today, thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great rest of the weekend. ♥