Sorry for the lack of recent posts, I finally got my camera back yesterday so now I have lots of recent photos to share with you all!
Today's post is what is actually on my nails (on my right hand anyway- my left hand is nude at the moment). I used Gouda Gouda Two Shoes from OPI's Holland collection as the base colour, and then stamped on a pattern from the N.Nail plate B76 using Illamasqua's Load.
Overall, it's a pretty subtle look on my nails. Lately I've been obsessed with neutrals (like the OPI NYC Ballet collection) and cobalt blues (major lemming is RBL's IKB 2012, but I'm unwilling to fork out the cash for that one, and it's sold out now anyway thank goodness). I saw the 8 pack set of China Glaze Neons for sale and... I just couldn't do it. Neons tend to make me looked more tan than I already am, and I haven't been able to get my head around it yet. Maybe when the sun comes out to shine for the summer (it has been rainy and cloudy here since ever) I'll change my mind and go back.
I didn't have any trouble with stamping from this plate at all (yay for me!). I absolutely feel like I've seen this design on another plate from a different brand though, which is kind of odd. Then again, I think the same patterns have been used on plates coming from several different brands so it shouldn't surprise me much.
Now for a giveaway update... I've been looking for potential giveaway prizes, and I haven't really found any that I think will good enough. I was thinking about looking at the recent releases and trying to choose something from those, but I haven't been feeling any of them. I've looked at OPI, China Glaze, Butter London, Essie and Deborah Lippmann, but nothing has really stood out to me. I'm going to continue looking!
In terms of Fall collection previews I've been seeing, I'm pretty excited about the China Glaze On Safari collection (saw nail wheel swatches of those) but not too amazed by the OPI Germany collection. A lot of the colours look pretty vampy, and vampy is something I don't really wear that often. We'll see.
The N.Nail stamping plate featured in this post can be purchased here. KKCenterHK is an online store that sells various nail products (and lots of other beauty stuff). At the moment they have an anniversary sale (25% off)! you can also get a 10% discount using the coupon code: livelylacquer. I'm not sure if you can combine the two discounts together though.
Anyhow, I've been rambling on for a while, and I should probably stop! I hope y'all enjoyed the NOTD and thanks for reading!
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