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Red + Gold = fun, elegant and festive!

14 Nov

Hello dolls!
My nails are growing to an acceptable “nub” length. I cannot wait for it to get a little bit longer. I have truly missed swatching, reviewing and painting my nails! Here’s my nails tonight:


So here’s what I’ve used for today’s manicure. As shown in the picture below from left to right, they are:
Femme Fatale Cosmetics: Sparkling Sands
Stardust Polish: Always Pays His Debts
Essie: Good As Gold


All of my fingernails with an exception to my accent nail have been painted with Stardust Polish’s Always Pays His Debts and stamped with Essie’s Good As Gold. I used Cheeky’s Jumbo Plate 2. It is the tropical holiday themed plate.


This is two coats of Stardust Polish’s Always Pays His Debts. This polish has been discontinued and it is from her Game of Thrones collection. It’s a bit on the thin side however coverage isn’t an issue at all. It’s a rich sheer-jelly shimmery red polish with these medium gold and small holographic gold glitters in it. Here’s a closer look at Always Pays His Debts.


It’s so festive and it made me think of Christmas! Naturally I wanted to pair it up with some gold to dress the manicure up a bit. My favorite gold to stamp with would be Essie’s Good As Gold. It’s so easy and foolproof!


On my accent nail is Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Sparkling Sands. Sparkling Sands is a shimmery gold base with all these various gold glitters in all shapes and sizes. Femme Fatale Cosmetics is hands down one of my favorite Australian indies! Sparkling Sands in here is three thin coats to full opacity. It is nearly opaque in two coats but by the third coat it was entirely covered. I love love love this so much! So gold and so sparkly!! Application was a breeze. This is the PERFECT gold glitter polish for those seeking full coverage!


Isn’t it lovely? Here’s a better look at Sparkling Sands.


I’m absolutely smitten with with Sparkling Sands! What do you think of this manicure? I hope you like it as much as I do!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics polishes can be found at http://www.femmefatalecosmetics.com.au
Stardust Polishes can be found at http://stardustpolish.bigcartel.com
More information on Good As Gold by Essie can be found at http://www.essie.com