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Navy, Gold, and Sparkly

Hey everyone!

How can you go wrong with that trio?

Answer: you can't.

I was not quite sure how I wanted to use THIS PLATE from Born Pretty, but I picked up 2 new babies the other evening from Winners, and knew what to do with them.


I used:
  • China Glaze One Track Mind
  • China Glaze Unlabelled Gold Glitter
  • Orly Glitz 
  • BP-03

I did two coats of the blue, even though I could get away with 1, and two coats of the unnamed gold glitter. Then I stamped with Orly Glitz.. and I am left with a very whimsical feeling mani. Though, I still feel this is quite holiday appropriate. I didn't think I was going to like this image stamped, but I really kind of love it. Must invest in more of these large images on plates. They just look amazing!

If you are doing some shopping for nail art goodies on Born Pretty, use the code AHB10, and save yourself 10%!!

That is all for today -- see you all again soon!
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