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Hot Blush Stamped

I haven’t done any stamping in a while, and since the golden shimmer in Linda Johansen Hot Blush was practically invisible on the nail, I thought that it needed a little gold on top.

I’ve used China Glaze 2030 and SdP-A for the stamping.

See how different Hot Blush looks from the outdoor pic? Such a chameleon.

The ABCs: Z for Zoya & Zebra

Finally, here’s the last post in my ABC series! I kinda effed up a bit in my Variety Pack post, because I was originally going to post Sinful Colors Zeus for the letter Z, but somehow I threw it in with the random spam. So I had to figure out something else for today’s post, and I ended up with zebra stamping over a Zoya polish.

This is Zoya Cynthia, a dark teal creme stamped with zebra image from BM-223 and China Glaze Adore. I’ve used two coats of Cynthia, and it’s nice and smooth and easy to apply.

This concludes my ABC series, I hope you enjoyed it! I had fun doing this, but I really look forward to using whichever polish I fancy from now on. ;)

Dim Sum Monster

I recently got OPI Dim Sum Plum from the 2010 Hong Kong Collection, I just couldn’t resist this magenta creme any more after seeing so many gorgeous pics of it all over the web. I have a weak spot for cremes, I have to admit. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pics of it on its own, I put it on before bed last night and woke up with a lot of sheetmarks on my nails. Bummer, but nothing that a little stamping can’t fix. I used China Glaze Admire and Bundle Monster 203, and I love this combination! It’s not too in your face, but not boring either.

Dim Sum Plum was easy to apply, and it’s so pigmented that it’s an almost-one coater. I used two coats, though, I always feel like one coat is too thin somehow.

When I first saw the bottle, I thought I had made a blunder, it looked like it could be a dupe to a lot of polishes in my stash. Muggles may not agree, but after a comparison, I can’t say I’ve found a single dupe! Yay! China Glaze Traffic Jam is closest, but DSP is slightly dustier and a smidge more purple.

Neon Striped Zebra

I know Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time for wintery colors and finishes, but this is the darkest time of the year up here, and I had a craving for something really bright, loud and summery. I was inspired by this tutorial, so I picked out my most obnoxious colors and went to it!

I’ve used Color Club Pucci-Licious, IsaDora Miami Blue, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, Illamasqua Rare and OPI Who The Shrek Are You? for the “rainbow” background, and Konad image plate m57 with GOSH Nero for the stamp.

I hope this colorful mani brightened your day, and remember, there’s only one more week until winter solstice!

Falling Leaves

Finally I have time to play with nails (well, not that there’s much to play with these days), so I wanted to make a fall-inspired mani. I used Orly Enchanted Forest, Orly Space Cadet and China Glaze 2030 to create this mani with golden leaves blowing in the wind.

Enchanted Forest is the green base, then I used Space Cadet and a sponge to make a little gradient from the base of the nail up. The leaves are made with BM04 and 2030.

Space Cadet is perfect for fall, it has all the colors of the autumn leaves.

What’s your favorite polish for fall?

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