One of my girlfriends mentioned that she had seen a blue and brown combination of something the other day and how pretty it actually was. This has made me want to do a blue and brown stamping combination for like the entire week! While I was at the book signing for Jen Lancaster on Wednesday I also came across a Konad kiosk and was so excited. I was finally able to buy my first Konad plate. I have wanted m65 for a very long time and yay, it would go great with the brown and blue combination! I almost pissed my pants when she told me it was 7 dollars though! That seems a bit extreme to me but what do I know, I had never bought one before. It was also perfect because when I checked what the design was for my Adventures In Stamping Group on Facebook it was to do a design with a plate ending in 5. The starts were aligning for me!
The starts aligned until I went to find a nice deep dark chocolate brown yesterday and I COULDN'T FIND
ONE! I was very distraught over this. My entire week of do a cute brown and blue mani down the drain. Sure I probably could have gone to an actual beauty supply store instead of Fred Meyer, but I only had 5 dollars. I settled for a new blue and figured I could use my Nude It! from Essence for the brown, which is more of a taupe color but they looked really cute together.
Fail! I couldn't get the Nude It! to stamp. It dried way to fast on to the stamp and wouldn't transfer. Frustration level became very high. I decided to try the Venus from Avon that I picked up while at the book signing and while I wasn't 100% pleased, I still am enjoying in.
Base coat: Chip Skip from OPI and Nail Envy from OPI
Base color: You Belong To Me - 2 coats from Essence
Stamping color: Venus from Avon
Top coat: Out the door