Orly Liquid Vinyl stamped over Zoya Dove!

After several solid color manicures in a row I decided I needed some design in my life again. Since I finally bought a new bottle of black to play with I reached for a favorite of mine and put together a fun little combo. I think I forget how much I love stamping sometimes.

If you want to see a swatch of Zoya Dove you can find one on a previous post. It's a color that seems underwhelming in the bottle but always makes me fall in love with it all over again each time I love it. It's funny since when I ordered it I expected to just swap it for something else but it sucked me in!

I'm really into fall colors at the moment so I decided on a light grey base of Zoya Dove. I then grabbed my MASH image plate m72 using Orly Liquid Vinyl.

Love? I do! I've never used this design before and I'm sort of asking myself why I skipped over so much. It's so much fun and I love the contrast of the grey and black with the sharp lines of the design. It's so much fun.

I love that it's a bold design in neutral colors. Perfect combo. I don't have much to say about Orly Liquid Vinyl except it stamped really well. I haven't used it as a full mani but it transferred great and gave a nice dark black stamp.

Do you love stamping as much as I do?

Finger Paints Vintage Velvet

I write this post with my head held in shame. How's that for some drama? Honestly though, I can't believe I've let so much time pass between posts again! It would be amazing if any of the people that were reading before are still here. If you are, then I love you! I wish I had some crazy or amazing story to explain my lack of posting but I don't. Once again, it's simply life and work. When I started this blog I was working from home and could pretty much do whatever I wanted when I felt like it so it was easy to keep up with the blog. Now that I'm working 5 days a week outside the home on a set schedule I'm having a hard time blending the blog posts into my time. I'm still doing my nails but they're just not making it on here. It makes me sad because I love this so much. I truly hope I can get things turned around this month now that I'm settled into my new job. Polished fingers crossed!

The mani I'm posting today I actually did last week after my Orly Gorgeous mani was destroyed. I actually have a little to say about that last mani before getting to the new one. If you missed that post you can go back to read the issues I had the first time I used it. I did stop using the bottle of Yellow Stopper and haven't had issues with the polish instantly lifting away from the cuticles but I still had problems with Orly Gorgeous. Although it did last longer than a day the second time around it still peeled off almost completely a couple days later. It was my first time using an Orly polish as a full mani and I used it with a Zoya basecoat and Seche Vite as a top. Between all of those factors I'm not entirely sure what the issue was. My first guess is that Orly doesn't play nice with the Zoya basecoat but it could easily be the Seche too. Basically, I have no clue. I'm not giving up on it though because I absolutely loved the color!

Anyway, onto a color I would have never even glanced at a year ago that I actually really loved. Finger Paints Vintage Velvet is a beautiful green polish that feels old and fresh at the same time. Green isn't a color I typically reach for but the softness of this color called out to be and I couldn't leave the store without it. It's also absolutely perfect for fall and will add a warmth to your hands as the weather cools down.

This was my first Finger Paints polish and I will absolutely be returning to their displays. The formula was smooth, easy to work with and best of all it was very opaque. The above picture was actually only one coat which is rare for me but two just wasn't needed at all. It also played very nice with my base and top coats as I had about 5 days of wear with it with minor imperfections even through work. I also received several compliments on the color which is always a plus!

If you're looking for a great fall color I would definitely recommend this one. Even if you're not usually a fan of greens it's a great addition to any collection.

I can also say that in the near future you should see a big difference in picture quality as we’re shopping for a new camera and I cannot wait to offer higher resolution photos!