Mmmmm, so pretty! The theme today was gold and I knew I wanted to stamp with gold. Of course I didn't look ahead to realize that tomorrows theme is pink, but that just gives me an excuse to bust out another of my many untried pinks. Let me show you the pink base I used for this
This is China Glaze Strawberry Fields. Click on a pic to see it in all of it's glorious pinky glittery gold goodness! This was one of those Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy purchases. I have a coffee mug/tumbler that I use at work every day and had been looking for a polish to match it since the moment I bought it. Something bright pink that didn't lean to blue or coral tones with a subtle gold glitter in the "background". I found blue shimmers, silver glitters, even glass flakies, but no gold glitter to be found. I was beginning to think I was going to have to franken my own when I found Strawberry Fields at my local Sally's Beauty. Yeah Sally! Oh be still my beating heart. Want to see how well it matches my coffee cup? There will be a pic at the end.
This is one coat of glorious pink. I could have done two coats, but I knew that most of it would be covered with stamping. It went on smoothly with full coverage. Forgive the bubbling on my middle finger. I have an Orly patch on that nail and seems to be messing with my base coats. I have filed it smooth, cleaned with polish remover and soap, everything I could think of, but it keeps bubbling most of the polishes I have used the last week or so. Who cares with this color (although knowing that it will be stamped over helps my A type personality quiet down).
Isn't the finish on that mug amazballs? Now go check all the other gold adornments!