Tuesday, October 28, 2008

White & Elegant

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Here's some pics, I'll upload more later. :)

These were for a wedding!

New photos coming soon/over booked!

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I will be posting a whole bunch of new photos later on today! Sorry, I've been super busy this week! If you want your nails done before Halloween, I'm so sorry! I'm over booked already. I just wanted to let everyone know this first!

:) but, if you just wanted to do your nails and you wouldn't mind waiting until next week, let me know!

Hope everyone has a great day. Check my site later, promise to have new pics!! Tons of new pics, I'm behind with my pictures already.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kushi Shabu

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Kushi Shabu is located in Little Tokyo. I'm really bad with directions but it's in the same plaza as Curry House, Kinokuniya Bookstore, and Orochon Ramen. It's on the third floor.

J. and I passed by this place while we were choosing where to eat because we didn't want to eat Curry House/Ramen all the time. We ended up arguing over places to eat because neither of us could decide so we opted on Curry House again. After our 5 min. argument, we both agreed that we would go to Kushi Shabu next time we were around.

So the time finally came...

They have several different choices from the all you can eat menu. We just ordered the $27 per person Shabu and I remember seeing that they even had a premium beef that cost $45. J said we would try that next time since everyone at the table has to get the same choice if eating all you can eat.

Our waiter was really nice and adorable. He always smiled and was very very nice and just looking at him smile really made my day for some reason. Rarely do you ever see someone with that kind of attitude at work.

You get the plate of vegetables, udon, and they even gave us mochi!

Pot of boiling water that you dip your meat in. I forgot to take pictures of the sauce. There's two sauces; one is sesame sauce, and the other is a citrus soy sauce called, "ponzu."

This was the beef. I have to admit it was better then I expected at only $27 pp. They cut the beef paper thin though but I didn't mind. J did though so I told him to cook two at once. The only problem I had was with their consistency. The first round of meat was delicious, the second round it was lacking a lot, and the third round got a little better.

They even served dessert afterwards which I hated. My taste buds didn't like brown sugar, red bean and fruits mixed together.

I enjoyed this place and if I ever had cravings for Shabu Shabu I would definitely come back here again. I don't agree with a lot of the reviews for this place because you're only paying $27 for all you can eat! It's a great deal and they should get more credit for it!

Kushi Shabu
Neighborhood: Downtown
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka #305
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 621-0210

Here is the Stye!

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Okay, here's my eye. :) lol, I thought it was the funniest things but apparently J. didn't think so. He kept saying, "Don't touch your eye."

I had to crop it, I looked like ****.

Do you see it? there it is!! Okay, this was a bad picture because I took this later on when it swelled less but this stye hurt so much. I thought I was going to go blind. Prior to taking pictures I rubbed off all my pretty boogers.

I know you guys don't want to see my stye but I thought it'd be fun to share.

Hearts and tons of rhinestones.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brown and White!

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Sorry I haven't uploaded in awhile. I've been pretty lazy and busy. I have a stye in my eye. Sorry to the customers that I had to cancel with. My eye really hurts right now and I think the reason why I have a stye is because I got infected with the acrylic powder when I file nails. It just popped out of no where and I keep getting eye boogers. I can't even open my eye and it hurts/stings.

lol, I thought it was pretty cool so I took some pics. I'll resize them and post them on later!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Random scribblings about my life.

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"Have you ever noticed that I'm not acting like I used to be before. You really are my ecstasy."

"It's a fight between my heart & mind... no one really wins this time."

It's 7:15 in the morning & I'm not yet asleep. I doubt I'll go to sleep today because I need to be at class and I have a presentation & test today. I'm so screwed, I'm so tired, I'm so everything. I feel a bit down today, I don't know why but I think it's just one of those days where I feel so stressed and wared out. I can't keep going on like this, I really can't. I don't have time for anything & I don't even know where half my day goes usually. It's as if I look at my phone and I'm like, "oh shit, it's already 4pm." I rush from one place to the next and everything in between just fades away. I'm tired of trying. I hate being like this but sometimes there comes a time where we humans just want to give up and let everything go. I do, why the hell do I have to work this hard? I don't blame anyone but myself because I believe everyone has a choice, but choices comes with sacrifices. I hate sacrifice so I already know I only have one choice most of the time. It's no ones fault but mine.

I feel like an old woman that's a workaholic. I remember when I used to hang out and just do random stuff, act like my age and have fun. I used to have fun with anyone and I used to be "down" to go anywhere but now I don't even know what movies are out. I don't know what songs are popular. I don't even know what restaurants are good anymore.

"Breath in, breath out." I tell myself that when life gets stressful. Oh & I'm taking Intro to Symbolic Philosophy. Hey, just shoot me in the head. WT.... heck am I going to use that for. It's so hard and I honestly hate it, but I love it so. I'm so annoying though but I really do love how it stimulates my brain like no other. & after I sit there for 2 hours and only being able to solve 4 problems my brain hurts.

*yawn* I love my life, don't get me wrong. I love it. I love everyone. Fine, not everyone but majority of the people. As I have more customers I learn not to judge people... at all. I realize something I really enjoy about myself is that I rarely EVER judge someone & it's hard to get on my nerves, actually it's pretty much impossible to. I really like that about me, I like how when I meet someone for the first time, I only see the positives of people instead of the negatives. I also love that when I'm jealous of someone I'm actually really happy for that person. I'm not a hater and I never hate, even when I get hated on. & when I think of things like this I get really happy because I'm proud of the person I've become verses the person I used to be.

People have said mean things about me and I just take it now because as I grow older I realize there's nothing to get mad about. I try not to let people put me down but sometimes I still get put down pretty badly. You know what, it makes me stronger when people want to see me fall.

This is only part of it. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008


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My mom just got back form Taiwan! BUT I missed class today and she was being  a nazi about it. & she brought me tons of new stuff I ordered from Taiwan. $750 to be exact but most of it is for other people. 

Can I stop making bows & hearts? :D

I like this :D very simple

& it has hearts in it too!!

Answers to the Q's 

Yes, for the mylar you can just put a thin coat of acrylic. Spread on the mylar & top it with another coat of acrylic.  Thank you !

Where do you live in California? I know a lot of places over here in L.A