Although I guess you could call it that, it has been three months since I last posted. Three months exactly actually, which I didn't realize until just right now. I last posted on September 9th and it is now December 9th. That doesn't mean that I stopped painting my nails, it just means that I kind of put off posting about them. I couldn't tell you what the reasons were 'cause I honestly don't know. I just didn't have the urge to put together any blog posts for a while, didn't even really bother checking in on all the blogs I usually follow. I think I started to reevaluate the whole nail obsession in the past few months. I had sort of gotten away from what I liked the most, which was painting my nails and doing designs, and instead got caught up in everyone talking about all the new colors and collections and trying to buy every new, cool thing I saw. Which left me with a ton of polishes I haven't even used yet and some credit card bills I wasn't too happy about. So I want to go back to what got me excited about polish in the first place...nail art and basically using what I already own. I don't need to have every single new polish that comes out. Not to say I won't buy one or two if something irresistible comes along, but honestly, it's been almost as long as I last posted since I bought a new bottle of polish. And that doesn't bother me at all!
As I mentioned, I've still been doing my nails this whole time and I have still been taking pictures, so I'm going to try to do a couple posts over the next week or so just to run through what I've had on my nails the past three months. They will be mixed in with some of the more recent designs because I have a few Christmas type posts that I want to get up this month. So some stuff will be a little out of order, but really does anyone care?!
So after I wore Cult Nails Deal With It, I tried out two others from the Coco's Untamed collection, Annalicious and Spontaneous. First up was Annalicious, which I used as a base for a bandanna inspired stamp design.
Like a lot of my stamp designs, I like to test them out on a nail wheel first and when I tested this, the white didn't quite pop out on the red like it does on a real bandanna. So I stamped the design, from Konad plate m60, with Konad Special Polish in black first then re-stamped with Special Polish in white. The black shadow made the white pop out a lot more against the background red.
I absolutely loved this and plan to do it with a lot of other colors as a base. After Annalicious, I tried out Spontaneous. I also used it as a base for a stamping design, this time I used Bundle Monster plate BM-306 from the most recent 2012 set. I stamped with Konad Special Polish in pastel violet.
I loved the final look, although my stamping on this one came out a bit blurry. I'm definitely a Cult Nails fan though. Easy application, great colors and great wear time on these polishes.
I've got about eight more designs that I did over the past three months, not counting the two I've done so far in December that are more winter/holiday themed, so I'll probably try grouping two or three together in posts later in the week, like I did with this one. And I apologize if anyone read the blog post title and now has "Mama Said Knock You Out" stuck in their head, but you know what they say, ladies love Cool James.