Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Luxurious Stamping with Essie Little Brown Dress

Hey all! Sorry there wasn't a post during this weekend but I didn't have time to schedule anything before my little boating trip. If it makes you feel better I'm completely roasted from my idiotic sunburn so I'll probably peel soon :(. DAMN YOU past me that did not reapply sunblock!

Enough complaining, back to the nails... A couple of weeks ago they were showing The Other Boleyn Girl and there was a scene where the king was wearing this gorgeous ... thing (it wasn't a shirt, or vest or any other piece of clothing I can name). Point is, it was brown with icy blue embroidery, very rich looking. Of course, the first thing I thought was "Hey! I can do that on my nails!".

For this I started with two coats of Essie Little Brown Dress, a good dark chocolate shade, and stamped with RA-112 and Sally Hansen ColorQuick Pen in chrome blue.

I didn't really wear them as a full mani because I was in the mood for something brighter when I tried this, but you can bet I'll be doing this again and wearing it for a while. Also, my stamping hasn't really been great as of late and I feel reinvigorated with this one :)

Next up I have the really awesome mani I did for the boat trip so keep an eye out for that! I sincerely hope no one is in pain like me and you can enjoy your day!


  1. Gorgeous. I love both the colors you used. The design is so pretty

  2. This is a stunning mani...very elegant and classy looking. Very nice job...love it! :)

    1. I felt so fancy while wearing it, my pinky would rise by itself :D

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    1. Thank you! I had forgotten how many really nice images there are on my Red Angel plates.

  4. I am so in love with the brown/light blue color combo. LOVE I TELL YOU! My mom just redid her bedroom in those colors and I am so jealous. Great stamping job, looks so nice and clean!

    I can't even say anything about sunburns because I know one is coming my way at the end of this month lol.

    1. Why thank you for your compliment, fancy cat! I've been admiring from afar this bedspread...sheet? Bed in a bag? thing from Macy's in those colors for a while. I think I'm jealous of your mom now too.

      DON'T DO IT! Save yourself!! I'm looking like a lizard right now.


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