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Quick Tuesday Post – China Glaze Stone Cold

Quick Tuesday Post – China Glaze Stone Cold

Now that September is staring us in the face, I’ve been jonesing for darker “fall” nails. I’ve had China Glaze Stone Cold (from the Hunger Games collection) sitting around untried forever. Even though it didn’t look that great in the bottle (it looked a little thin and dark), I figured I’d give it a quick try to see if I liked it.

Y’all, I don’t know why I was so slow to get on the bandwagon for this one. I LOVE this polish! Seriously, the formula was great – a bit on the thick side, but workable. It dries lighter than the color in the bottle, and it dries into a pretty gorgeous matte finish. It reminds me if pencil lead!

I couldn’t wait to share, so this is a cell phone picture. Check it out:


It’s just what I was in the mood for! This is two coats, Orly Bonder underneath, and no topcoat. I was tempted to do some silver stamping on top, but I decided against it today. I’ll try it sometime though!

Have you tried this one? Thoughts?


Lawn gnome nail art


Hellooooo!  I finally did a bit of nail art the other day.  Inspired by these cookies I saw on Pinterest, I decided to paint a little lawn gnome on my thumb.  Here ’tis:

What a cutie!

What a cutie!

I’m not all about my lawn (thankfully, my dad cuts my lawn because he’s into that stuff and he’s super generous).   However, I’m all about cute & tacky, so thumbs up to Mr. Gnome!

For the base color behind the design (and the color on the rest of my nails), I used E.L.F. Nude, which I actually like as a “Band Aid But Better” color on me.  I’m always after a perfect nude color, so I’ll be revisiting that one!  It applies fairly smoothly, although it required three coats.

Mr. Gnome was made out of China Glaze Salsa (my favorite red!), Fingerpaints Paper Mache (my favorite white!), Rescue Beauty Lounge Concrete Jungle (my favorite grey!), Wet n Wild Black Creme (my favorite…oh, you get the picture!), and Sally Hansen Grass Slipper, with an outline of a Stripe-Rite black striper.  I used some nail tape to get the triangular design, and I had to be really careful with the striper to maintain the lines.  I did OK, but I think I may try black acrylic next time.

Also, this is the first time I tried Out the Door as a topcoat for nail art, and…bad bad bad!  It started to streak all the colors together.  I had to actually repaint some of the nude background.  I only used Out the Door because I ran out of Seche – it’s OK for regular polish, but it’s not gonna happen again with nail art!!  LOL!!

Hope you like it!