I swear, I say this movie line all the time. Is it annoying? Who cares! lol It entertains me and Mr. OUaP every time. It never gets old, I promise.
Moving on! Waaaaay back in early November I won a giveaway held by the lovely Cynthia over at Of Life And Lacquer and it absolutely made my day. I was going through some stuff at that time that had left me mentally drained and emotional and I felt all around crummy, but Cynthia's email blew all of that out of the water. Seriously, who doesn't love winning something!? Well, somehow my package ended up in Arizona (Big C, am I remembering correctly here?) and I finally received it Christmas Eve - right around 6pm. Can you believe it! I got polish presents in the mail on Christmas Eve... I was bouncing off the walls like a kid I was so happy.
Since I didn't get a chance to do the stamping I wanted to do for my Christmas mani, I decided to use Jessica Cos. Cinnamon Kiss in a layering combo with some stamping so I could show my mom how well my XL stamper works. Be prepared, this post is pic heavy! But first, here's my finished mani:
Two coats, excellent formula. LOVE. It reminds me of Illamasqua Scarab so I might have to dig it out for a comparison.
I don't often wear red polishes, not sure why really, but since Cinnamon Kiss is so lovely I thought it would be the perfect underwear for Barielle Elle's Spell - a gorgeous flakie in a red jelly base. Cynthia gave me the idea to pull this polish out since she wore it in a recent Christmas themed post. I added one coat of Elle's Spell over Cinnamon Kiss before adding a top coat.
The color shift to green can be a little hard to see in this polish since the flakies swim in a red jelly base, but when they show up they sure are pretty!
Penny Talk is the copper colored polish from Essie's fairly recent Mirrored Metallics Collection and its perfect for stamping. I used the Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-315 for the perfect paisley pattern and it stamped wonderfully. When I see paisley I think of bandanas, especially since I stamped over a red base. What do you guys think?
I tried to get some sunshine shots but the sun fades fast! Please pardon the dry hands and cuticles, I'm slathering on the cuticle creme and hand lotion as fast as possible but nonetheless battle a serious case of dry hands every winter.
So there you have it, an anti-climactic post-Christmas stamping mani done with my family to demonstrate my stamping skills! This is actually a full manicure for me, on both hands if you can believe it!