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Thanksgiving Time! 

  We’ll start off with my Thanksgiving mani. It’s scarlet and gray time–or more accurately, scarlet and chrome. I used VS and Sally Hansen. This was themed to cheer on the Buckeyes as we took down Michigan…but too late for caring about that now. Michigan State managed to beat both our teams up and got a free ride to the Big Ten championship. Heartbreak ensues :(.
  Oh, well. Look at the bountiful hotpot Thanksgiving meal at the Ding family! No turkey for us! It’s more like beef, pork, shrimp, calamari, flounder, tofu, meatball and 30 other ingredients! We all had separate dipping sauces in each of our bowls and my mom even made her very own chili sauce from scratch! I give thanks to this!

  My fluffy little Pangur kitty wanted to pose with my November Ipsy glam bag. Definitely not my favorite bag with 3/5 products being ones I don’t need at all. Do the folks over at Ipsy even go through my profile and ratings? C’mon! I specifically said NO hair products and single eyeshadows. The bag design was beautiful but a bit smaller. Can they standardize the sizes of these things? Yeesh. I did redeem the apple lip balm so this is a sneaky way Ipsy has got me going all the way to December of this year. Every time I earn more points, I redeem them and they appear in next month’s bag. That’s how they get ya!
 And we end with my dear little fur baby! She was so ready to travel to Cleveland for Thanksgiving!


Birthday Mani! 

 It’s my birthday today! And I celebrated by doing a special feel-good mani last night! I just used about 3 coats of H&M’s Candy Crush on all my fingers. Yes, 3 coats b/c this stuff was pretty sheer. I wanted that opaque crazy glittery pinky look so here it is! The ring finger at one point had a beautifully delicate metallic-lined balloon nail sticker but it didn’t even make it through the night. Note–those stickers are bad news bears for a chunky, glittery base. Top coat necessary! I, of course, always skip a top coat and base coat because I’m more excited to change out my mani on a regular basis. Why else would I own 40 bottles of nail polish? To constantly change it up!
  This was my recipe experiment from last weekend. I bought all these ingredients from the Chinese grocery store downtown and embarked on my very own curry! I used coconut milk as my base, spiced the heck out of it and added whatever seemed to be delightful to me–fresh tofu, Chinese broccoli, leftover roast duck, water chestnuts. The first night I served it over white rice. The second night, I made a slightly different batch and served over linguine.

I was inspired to make my own spicy coconut milk curry dish from two restaurants–Noodlehead and Silk Elephant. I didn’t use a recipe, I just made my own and used whatever memory of those dishes I had ;). 
 Pangur kitty makes it into my blog again! What a little star!


Nail Stickers! 

  The polishes I’ve used are both from my Ipsy bags. The dark purple is a gel formula and the pretty lavender is from Trust Fund Beauty. I can’t really tell the difference between this gel formula and non-gel. It feels glossy going on but doesn’t dry any thicker or glossier than a regular polish. Guess I will judge after a few days if it chips or not. Check out the cute yellow flowers on my third finger! I bought a set of nail stickers last week and they are a success! Looking forward to easily decorate my nails without any free-handing!
  Mmmm…look at those yummy bowls of noodles! On our most recent date night, the hubs and I went to Noodlehead, a hip, cash-only Asian-fusion place in Shadyside. I got the Street Noodle tempura shrimp with the Hong Kong style thin egg noodles. Hubs got the Chang Mai Curry which was flat noodles in a thick coconut milk spicy sauce topped with sliced chicken and a nest of crispy egg noodles! We finished every drop. It’s not a lot of food for the price but it was definitely tasty. Look for Kathy D’s review on Yelp! http://www.yelp.com/biz/noodlehead-pittsburgh

 I like to end on a fluffy note! My cute little Pangur Ban loves enclosed spaces.