Thursday, December 9, 2010

NOTD: Essie Smokin' Hot + bm14

Smokin' Hot is from Essie's Winter collection (too lazy to name your collections Essie?)  I almost didn't get it, picked it up, put it down, picked it back up again ... it was buy 2 get 1 free, and what kind of finally decided me is that it was the only color with only one bottle left.  I'm happy that I got it, this is a very warm grey with just a hint of purple to it.  Stamping is done with Konad Special Polish in Red & Green, and Bundle Monster plate bm14:

I like how the stamping turned out, although it was a little hard to see against the dark base in some lights.  The image is holly berries - a lot of people thought it was mistletoe & I had to explain to them that holly has red berries, mistletoe actually has more rounded leaves & white berries.  Still holiday, just not totally in your face Christmas =)  Although I've got a few more of those planned too!  Would you like to have Santa hats on your nails?  I've got what I think is a good idea, we'll see how the execution goes LOL.

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  1. Very pretty, and not the kind of design that could get on your skin. If you do a Konad stamp that might get on your skin (like a Zebra print), I've used some kind of liquid Band-Aid or Vaseline. Hand cream would probably work too. The excess polish wipes off easier with a Q-tip.

  2. Hey there! Very elegant Christmas design.

  3. I haven't seen as good as a picture of this till now. Gorgeous manicure.! Love the holly leaves. Very different look than the usual shades for Christmas.

  4. i love all your design nails!!!awesome!!! love love love n____n


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