Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Sweater Stamping With L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues

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Hooray for the weekend! I of course have to work today but that won't stop me from enjoying my weekend.  I hope to finally catch up at work and then do some chores at home afterwards.  On Sunday my parents dock in Long Beach so I'll pick them up and go to OC. They can get some decent Asian food after being on a cruise for two weeks.  Ha!

I can't believe that Christmas is around the corner and I don't feel prepared at all.  To help get me motivated I pulled out a lovely blue by L'Oreal called Notting Hill Blues.  This was released as part of the London 2012 collection and was limited edition.  It's a darker blue than what's in the photos and has a slight shimmer that gives it a glow from within look to it. The shimmer was difficult to capture but I assure you it is there.  Formula was too thin for my taste and made application difficult to control.  The was some streaking but by the third coat it evened out. I added topcoat to give it shine.

L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues

L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues

L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues

Next I used my trusty Zoya Purity to stamp the Winstonia Christmas sweater image onto my nails. I had some trouble lining it up straight but I guess it's passable.  I used Lynnderella Snow Angel on my accent nail and stamped some individual snowflakes to finish.

Christmas Sweater Stamping With L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
Christmas Sweater Stamping With L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues

Christmas Sweater Stamping With L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
Christmas Sweater Stamping With L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues

Christmas Sweater Stamping With L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
Christmas Sweater Stamping With L'Oréal Notting Hill Blues
Not my best work but it definitely has a holiday feel to it.  I really like the shimmer in Notting Hill Blues and I'm compelled to keep it in my collection because I adore the shimmer.  The Winstonia plate is exceptionally well made and easy to use for a stamping novice like me.  I also discovered that my NYC GCS topcoat doesn't smear my stamping as much as my Poshe topcoat does, and it seemed to work again for this mani.  I snowflakes and print remind me of my winter days on the East Coast, especially living in SoCal where one can easily forget that winter exists with its lack of snow and ugly winter sweaters.  Have you been doing any festive nail art for the season?

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12 comments:

  1. What a pretty shade of blue! And fun stamping! Our white Christmas all melted away here in central Ohio. :( oh well!

    Happy holidays!!

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    1. Thank goodness your snow melted! I heard that storm was pretty nasty. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

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  2. This is so pretty. We haven't tried stamping yet but may have to give it a go as these look so cute! No snow in England yet. Just rain. Lots of rain! E&J.xx
    DahliaNails

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    1. Lots of rain isn't so bad!! Probably better than icy snow. Have a wonderful holiday!!

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