Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another Stamping FAIL (lol)

Hey everybody!! \(^_^)/ First day of fall!! Thankfully it feels like it; absolutely gorgeous out! If you recall, Norma and I sort of made a pact that we were going to swatch Mutagen together. So this isn't exactly a swatchy post, but... I just couldn't sit here staring at such a lovely polish and not do something with it! Mutagen is supposed to be fully opaque in two coats, which I thought would be okay for stamping. Well.... you know what? I'm getting ahead of myself! First I have to say that I Love Nail Polish has some of the fastest shipping ever! I thought I'd be waiting until Friday! Here is the lovely box my pretty pretty precious shipped in:



All wrapped up in pretty pretty paper:



Wrapped in bubble wrap and this cute little box for extra protection:



So, how pretty is it? Oooooh... only about this pretty:





I especially appreciate the name-sticker on the bottom:



Now, back to the stamping. I used a wavy line design on Bundle Monster plate 205 (which I totally spaced and forgot to take outside with me) and... well... The obscenely subtle stamping monster struck again.



Can you see it? Maybe if I zoom in a bit.



Hrm... what if I add some matte topcoat?



Little better? Okay, you know what? *rolls up sleeves*



There! Haha!! Oh, yeah... I know you can't see any kind of color accuracy, but I did stamp! All ten fingers!! *falls over* And since I was being so free with my (kinda pricey, but totally worth it) new friend here, I thought I'd go ultra posh and use Butter London to paint my toes. Unfortunately I didn't realize how dirty my feet were by the time I got outside so... I'll be getting pics of that tomorrow. Nobody wants to see dirty feet all close up and macro. Well... maybe some people do... *ahem*

Super impressed with ILNP and their expeditiousness (how'd ya like that $5 word?) and how insanely easy it was to order and they use the good ol' USPS so I will, without a doubt, be ordering from them again.

In other news... I got myself all overly excited about the new China Glaze Halloween collection... reached the $25 paypal payout on Swagbucks (yep, referral link)... and went for it. Sort of. Still have to wait for it to process, but in the meantime I can look at what I will be ordering just as soon as it clears.



Not the whole collection, but the black texture (which looks like wet tar!), my two favorite glitters and that orange Color Club crackle because HELLO! I totally need that. It was either ChG glow-in-the-dark or awesome orange crackle and since I already have a few glow polishes... I went with the crackle. Or... will go with.

Hrm. I think I'm going to take some time today and try to clean up my blog a little, and start pulling things together for my giveaway. Don't forget, if ten people use my code for born pretty store (non-affiliate link) then they will sponsor a giveaway as well! Wouldn't that be exciting? lol Y'all take care and have a terrific rest of your weekend! (^_^)"/"

12 comments:

  1. halloween! can't wait to see what sort of cool nail art you do. i haven't tried i love np yet but i want to in the future.amazing deal ont he cg polishes too!

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    1. Love Halloween! ^_^ hehehe Hopefully I can top last year. Are there any ILNPs you're thinking of getting?

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  2. Are you and Norma online friends or real life friends? Does Norma have a blog?

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    1. We're online friends, but hopefully one day I can truck up to Canada and meet her! :) She doesn't have her own blog so I let her squat in my corner of cyberspace. Since she kept butting her way into everybody's comments anyway. lol We kind of goaded each other into purchasing these multi-chromes and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to co-post.

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    2. Aww that's quite sweet, sometimes you talk about her as if you are life-long buddies!
      Hope to see more guest posts in the future then!

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    3. Sometimes it feels like we are! It's crazy how quickly we clicked. ^_^

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  3. Wow!! What a beautiful color. I love the packaging. I am heading over to that site now.

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    1. OMG Be careful! It's easy to get sucked in with all of the gorgeousness! lol

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  4. Well yes, that is quite subtle. I'm very impressed with myself that I could see it in the matte topcoat shot. :)

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    1. Yay! I'm impressed, too! I could barely see it in real life. lol

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  5. I like it. Looks quite nice :)

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