Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Golden hearts

Today's manicure started out with a base of one of my most favorite red polishes - Zoya Carrie Ann.  It's a sparkly fire engine red and it just flows over the nail like a dream.  I used two coats for the base and let it dry thoroughly before I stamped it.

I told myself I wasn't going to pick up the Essie mirrored metallics.  One - because I tend to not like Essie's formula, and two - because I thought I had dupes of most of the colors in my stash.  (By the way, my boyfriend says I shouldn't call it a "stash" because it's way too big.  I should call it a 'hoard' instead - LOL)  I saw some of this line being used to stamp with though, I changed my mind and picked up 4 of the 5 colors available.  Bad me.  Bad.  I need to put myself on a makeup/nail polish purchase moratorium.   

Anyway, my first experience stamping with Essie Good as Gold was successful and here is the result. The stamp is BM 317 from their 2012 release.   Oh, and on the thumb I added some sparkle with Milani Red Sparkle One Coat Glitter.  I really love this glitter, but my bottle is half gone and it's starting to thicken a little.  Might be time to look for a backup bottle.  Let's face it - I just love red polish!

Well, I'm off to work for what's sure to be a brutal 'last day of the month' Tuesday.  Have a good one everyone!


  1. This is so pretty! I really need to give stamping another shot!

  2. Very pretty! I'm such a failure at stamping, lol!

  3. That looks so awesome! I should have that stamp too. I love the colors you put together! Thanks for sharing.

  4. That is so nice! I love the hearts, your stamping is immaculate!

  5. This is just all kinds of beautiful. I love how well the gold and the warm red compliment each other, as well as the awesome glitter on your thumb, and the stamp and tips are a fab combination. Seriously pretty! ♥


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