NOTD: Christmas Baubles

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My final festive nails instalment before Christmas uses a stamp I’ve been lusting over ever since I laid eyes on it earlier this year.  This bauble design from the BundleMonster Holiday plate set has to be one of the images I was most drawn to and it drove me crazy that it wasn’t “in season” for so long!  Before I show you the nails I have a couple of swatches of the base colour – Crowstoes Indian Summer.

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This duochrome stunner is shown over a black base coat here and shifts from purple to pink to a reddish-copper.  I fell in love with this polish the second I saw the first swatch of it.  Unfortunately my lightbox hated it so my photos were snapped right under my desk lamp which make my skin look super pale.

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Here is the finished manicure – the baubles come from BundleMonster plate BM-H03 and I stamped them using Essie Penny Talk.  To finish it off I sealed it with a coat of Cult Nails Wax That which is fast becoming my favourite top coat for stamping.  Again the duochrome didn’t play nice in my light box so I took these photos in natural light.

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I hope all my readers have a lovely day tomorrow, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  Happy holidays to you all!

 

2 thoughts on “NOTD: Christmas Baubles

  1. I love the way that the semi-hour glass shape in the stamp allows the shifting colors of Indian Summer to show though, Penny Talk is a nice complement and Wax That ties it all together beautifully. Great job!

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