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Sugar Plum, Be Merry Be Bright

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I’m back after my birthday leave! Every year around and on my birthday I take leave. I don’t believe in working on my birthday. It is my special day and even if I do nothing at home alone, that is better than working! I really enjoyed my time off, but now it is back to reality. Since I got the glitter I will be showing you today I’ve been worried about what polish I would wear underneath it. There is an awesome post on KBShimmer’s website called The Dos & Don’ts of Picking Undies which really helped me with my choice. It also didn’t hurt that the the two polishes were standing next to each other on my untried shelf and I could tell they would look nice together 😉


I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous results to protect my natural nails. I painted 4 coats of Maskscara Sugar Plum on all of my nails. This polish is really thin and a bit difficult to control. Depending on how you paint you might get away with 3 coats, but I really felt I needed a 4th coat to cover up thinner spots and to reach full opacity. I’m not sure if this colour is amazing enough for me to want to paint that many coats, but I powered through it for the sake of the glitter 😉 Perhaps it would make a good leadlighting polish or good jelly sandwiches. On my ring and middle nails I painted one coat of China Glaze Be Merry Be Bright.  Once my other nails were dry I pulled out my new favourite stamping toy and PUEEN 31 to try my hand at stamping straight. This is something I have never been able to do, but with the new stamper I had more confidence and decided to try again. I tried out my Color Club Worth the Risque holographic polish to stamp with and it stamped like a dream! I didn’t get the stamping 100% straight, but it is much better than I’ve ever gotten it to be so with a little practice I should be able to ace it! I sealed everything in with my favourite top coat, Seche Vite. The result:




I really like how this mani turned out. I’m stoked that my stamping is getting better and think the glitter pairing looks really good. Yay me! What do you think? Do you like this pairing?