Friday, January 27, 2012

OPI Pink Friday


Pink Friday by OPI

Nail of the Day ~ Pink Friday by OPI. This color is from the newly released Niki Minage Nicki Minaj collection. I've seen this color quite a bit lately on other nail posts and videos. I have to say I was a little surprised when I came upon it in person at Ulta. It was much brighter than expected. Even in some photos I took, it appeared a more pastel pink. Far from it! On the nails it comes off at almost "neon". It's a nice, bright pink though.

Here's my issue with it. The formula. This particular one has the larger brush. Which by the way, usually doesn't bother me in other brands. However, I have never cared for it with OPI. I know you either like it or don't so I wanted to mention that. Ok, back to the formula. The first coat goes on nicely and pretty opaque. The second coat gave me a little more trouble. It can get streaky if you're not careful or apply too thick. I did get a few small streaks on the nails that have ridges. Something to keep in mind.


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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Essie Limited Addiction

Nail of the Day ~ Limited Addiction by Essie

I'm loving my nail of the day/week! This one is Limited Addiction by Essie and it's such a classic, great red shade. If you're tired of wearing dark polishes but can't quite bring yourself to pull out the pinks just yet - wear red! Red gives you that pop of color without looking to spring-like in the dead of winter. This one is wearing pretty well. I've had it on for a few days now and minus a few chips I got while cleaning the shower, it's held up well. It's usually hit or miss with me and Essie polish.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Revlon Raisin Rage

Nail of the Day ~ Raisin Rage by Revlon

Happy Friday everyone! If you saw my recent haul video, you saw this really pretty polish. It's Raisin Rage by Revlon. I'm really enjoying it. It's a great color for most skin tones in my opinion. A great raspberry-type color. One of those where I keep sneaking a peak at my nails. I purchased this one at the CVS 75% off sale earlier this month. What a deal! Please excuse the not-so-hot manicure. Since it's so cold lately, my nails have been suffering. You get the idea though.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stuffed Peppers

 I admit this wasn't my favorite meal growing up. (I now love it) Still, green peppers don't like me all that much. I do much better with yellow or red. So, by all means, make this with your favorite.

 I usually try to make this somewhat healthy by using brown rice and ground turkey or at least lean ground beef. This helps because my Husband usually wants mashed potatoes with it! I also eye-ball most ingredients and only use recipes so I will not forget to add anything.



  Ingredients

 4-6 Green Peppers (or yellow/orange) I don't recommend red for this
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey (I use ground turkey)
1 small onion, minced
10-15 crushed Ritz Crackers
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cup cooked brown rice
¼ (eyeball it) cup water
½ jar tomato sauce (or more if you like)
1 small clove garlic, minced

Directions

Total Cooking Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes Preheat oven to 350
 Cut peppers in halves lengthwise, remove seed and cores. Mix raw meat, onion, crackers, salt, pepper, cooked rice, garlic, a little of the sauce and water until mixture is moist.

Fill pepper halves with meat mixture. Place in buttered or sprayed casserole dish. Pour remaining sauce over peppers. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hr. Uncover (add cheese if you like) and bake 15 more minutes.

Tips

I use ground turkey that comes in a 1.3 lb package. This will make 6 stuffed peppers or 4 overstuffed peppers. {I also think the turkey mixes better than ground beef} I use the boil n bag brown rice and just use the entire bag. If you like your peppers more soft, cook an additional 30 minutes or so covered. 
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