We recently went on a trip south of Perth to visit the Manjimup Wine & Truffle Co. It's truffles season in Australia between May to August. If you love the smell of this beautiful but expensive fungus, you must visit this place and participate in their truffle hunt.

We feasted on this amazing gourmet delicacy during our visit and paid $9 per 3 grams to have more truffles added to our meals!



Super Yummy Juicy Steak with Pate, wrapped in puff pastry on truffle mash potato with added extra serving of truffles
 For this culinary trip to the south, I've decided try this red hot nails decked out with blings!



 

 

I've been looking around for a bright red nail colour and it was love at first sight when I saw this.  
OPI - Red Hot Ayers Rock! The red hot part was absolutely correct :)

Comments (14)

On August 23, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Melissy said...

Ooh you should visit San Churros. They've got chocolate truffles. So if you love chocolate, you'll be in choc haven. XD

And love the nails~ They look sexy. X)

 
On August 24, 2010 at 1:11 AM , Jin said...

Thank to Melissy! I've been to the San Churros in Freo before. They make really good chocolates. However the truffles I am talking about here are actually a type of fungus that grows under ground. The one harvested in manjimup is the black truffle and they simply smell amazing! I love both fungus truffles and chocolate truffles. Hehe but the fungus version, I can only have once in a while. 1 kg can cost between $4000 to $8000. They don't call it black gold for nothing. ;)

 
On August 24, 2010 at 1:43 AM , priincess said...

your nails are stunning! <3

 
On August 24, 2010 at 8:13 AM , The Diva's Polish said...

Hi Jin, well you know the place to visit in Perth. I'd not even heard of this before! The food looks delicious! What do truffles taste like. I mean I like blue vein cheese etc but is the taste as pungent with truffles?

I LOVE the nail colour. That's divine! Your nails look stunning!

Danielle xx

 
On August 24, 2010 at 10:38 AM , Katrina said...

wow, beautiful job :)

 
On August 24, 2010 at 4:46 PM , Jin said...

Thank you Priincess!

 
On August 24, 2010 at 11:51 PM , Jin said...

Hi Danielle, truffles don't really have a taste to it. It's got a very strong earthy smell, that's somehow very pleasing. I personally like it a lot, but my husband thinks it's too strong. I know people who can't smell it at all. It's really weird, I don't know why. The annual truffles festival held at the end of July in Mundaring is a must go if you are a foodie. I missed this year's event due to work commitments. But I got my friend to buy me some truffle butter. It's super yummy with pasta or with scrambled eggs!
I'm really in love with this red colour. It looks really good on toe nails too. Think I'll be wearing this colour a lot this summer :)

 
On August 24, 2010 at 11:53 PM , Jin said...

Thanks Katrina!

 
On August 25, 2010 at 12:21 AM , Shanghainese Dumpling said...

Very pretty!!! this is such a perfect red, I love those red shades that compliments hand colour hehe :)

 
On August 27, 2010 at 8:55 AM , Jin said...

Thanks Ena, exactly why I love this red :) thinking of using it for another design now.

 
On September 1, 2010 at 8:22 PM , Melanie said...

I'm your new follower. Really like your blog. Your mani's are wonderful! Keep on doing to good job!
Maybe you can check out mine sometime: www.melaniesnailpolish.blogspot.com

 
On January 13, 2011 at 7:59 AM , Anonymous said...

Hey Jin, i love this type of design its classic red nail with a very classy twist.

 
On January 15, 2011 at 1:47 AM , Jin said...

Thank you Melanie! I have been reading your blog too ;)

 
On January 15, 2011 at 1:50 AM , Jin said...

Thank you, I have been thinking of doing another red nail polish design. Maybe with Leopard prints this time.