Thursday, September 5, 2013

Before & After: Hot Kimbers

Hello!

It's time for the next theme in the Mish Mash challenge! This week's theme is: Hot! Which is what the weather is right now, so this is an easy one for me to get behind. :)

I started with a base of the absolutely gorgeous Julep Tatiana, a dark orange with lighter orange flecks; I received this in my Julep box this month, and while I will be showing you the polishes I got shortly, I couldn't wait to use this one:

Julep Tatiana, artificial light




Next I stamped some flames from my Pueen Love Elements set using Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Lightning;  I then added a layer of Lucky 13 Lacquers Special Hell, a nearly-transparent red jelly with square red glitter:



I'm burning up...

Burnin' up for your love...

I put the glitter over the stamping rather than the other way around, so that the glitters would look like little embers falling from the fire as it pops and flares. :) What do you think--is it hot? I know one thing, it would be a great manicure to wear with a devil costume this Halloween. :)

Thanks for stopping by, and please check out all the other gorgeous hot manicures below! Hugs and loves,
M.

24 comments:

  1. What a pretty color from Julep! Love the flames and how subtle it looks too :)

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  2. I love this.. Gorgeous color and I love your title lol

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  3. Perfect hell!! I love this! And the julep polish is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, that Julep is one of my favorite fall polishes so far...:)

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  4. Tatiana is suuuuch a nice and warm color! I love it!

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  5. Oh gosh, the falling embers are just a fantastic idea!!!

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    1. That's very sweet of you, thanks so much! :)

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  6. That looks awesome! Love the way the two colors work together.

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  7. This looks fiery and delicate at the same time, just beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping for that sort of a balance...:)

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  8. Ooh, gorgeous! Not over the top or showy, just perfect. Love this!

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    1. Thank you thank you! I wanted to give more of a sense of the heat coming off the firs than the fire itself. :)

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  9. These are really hot! The shade is gorgeous!

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  10. I love the subtle stamping here...it makes it seem like the heat from the fire is distorting my vision. Very cool (er...hot!) effect!

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    1. Hee hee hee! Thank you, I'm glad the gamble worked, lol. :)

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  11. I'm not a Julep fan, but that is a gorgeous color. And that glitter name kills me - "Special Hell". Love that!

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    1. Isn't that a great name?! I think I bought it half for the name, lol...I probably shouldn't admit that...:P

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  12. Gorgeous color! Perfect for the theme! Your nails look freaking awesome!! :)

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