Wednesday, July 28, 2010

6th Anniversary Look and Dinner at Nicola's in Cincinnati

My husband Mike and I recently celebrated our 6th anniversary. I can't believe I have been with him that long. It doesn't seem that long. I guess that's a good thing because hopefully we'll be together for much longer. Every year we toast to making the next year better, most of the time a bit sarcastically because we've had tough years. But we're still here and we've made it a lot longer than many of our friends! Yay for us!

(I love you honey, if you're reading this... which I'm sure you're not).

I chose to wear a dress I haven't been able to get into in 3 years:

Nice to know my husband still takes bad pictures of me and says they look good. Somethings don't change. Anyway, the dress is from Banana Republic and the shoes are my Kenneth Cole Reaction Broadway Pine shoes.Yes, I admit... the ta-tas are trying to get free a bit here. Maybe I should have held of on this dress for another five lbs?

I was wearing my Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe polish and was quite inspired by it. I tried to do my eyes to match:


  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Pigment in Partylicious - Inner half of eye
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Contrast - Outer half eye. Also used as liner on upper and lower lashes.
  • MAC Pigment in Later. - Used on outer third and crease.
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Shore Leave - Brow  highlight.
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Pixel - lower lid.
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack


  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • MAC Highlight Powder in Marine Life

  • MAC Lip Pencil in Dervish
  • MAC Lipstick in Cockatease - I couldn't help myself. Not only is it one of the prettiest limited addition MAC shades out there but the name is just... well you know.
  • MAC Pigment in Vanilla - patted on top of the Cockatease just to give it a little more shimmer (Special thanks to @MAC_Keri_B and her new Pigment video up on the MAC site for this idea).

The Food

Mike and I decided to go to Nicola's Ristorante Italiano in Cincinnati. Nicola's is a pricey Italian restaurant. But it's well worth the cash. Our wonderful waiter was named Tory - should you decide to go to Nicola's we suggest asking for him. He was fantastic. As for food...While I enjoyed everything I tried I would suggest they add a little more garlic to just about everything. And my Halibut was a little dry. But I do suggest the Boucheron Goat Cheese salad - it was fantastic! The Gnocci was also very tasty, but you'll want to split that with someone. I couldn't even get through half. And my Scallops - they were some of the best scallops I have ever had. Had they been on Top Chef they would have been in the running for "Top Scallop".

Let me leave you with some food porn...

The Bread Basket

Seared Sea Scallops

Tuscan Lentils with grilled Lamb sausage

Crispy Potato Gnocchi

Now doesn't all of that look yummy? It's the only day since I started keeping track of my calories and exercise that I've gone over. I don't know by how much. I had one big entry in my LoseIt App - "Ginormous Meal of Monstrous Proportions" and clocked it in at 2000 calories. So when I don't lose weigh this week you know why!

It was so worth it!