Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Blues Before & After: Walk Like An Egyptian...

Hello!!

It's that time of the week again, and we're here to ease the transition into the workweek with a selection of lovely blue polishes for you.

For my contribution this week, I've selected Julep Lacey, a midnight blue shimmer with a rich, jewel tone and a deep pool of light:

Julep Lacey

Julep Lacey



While this is a teeny bit dark for lapis lazuli, it still put me in mind of it, so I decided to make an Ancient Egyptian manicure. I stamped with MoYou-London plate Explorer Collection 17, which I will be reviewing for you on Wednesday, along with Explorer Collection 02. I used China Glaze Passion for the stamping, and then added red accents with Konad Red and a dotting tool. Finally, I put a swipe of Passion along the bottom, which I smeared when I put my topcoat on because it wasn't dry enough...aarrgghh...:







I can't wait to show you this plate...if you love Ancient Egyptian motifs like I do, you're going to love it...

Don't forget to check out the other blue lovelies below! I hope your week is off to a gentle, pleasant start. :)

M.

12 comments:

  1. Amazing Egyptian nails! It looks so cool :)

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  2. This is amazing! I just love it. And I just got a King Tut purse for my birthday. <3

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    1. OMG, that's so awesome! Where does one find such a wonderous thing? I think I might need it!

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  3. Who's being overly critical now? LOL This design looks great & any lil 'imperfections' give it an authentic, antiqued look. Me likey!

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    1. 'Tis true, we are our own worst enemies...sigh...:P

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  4. This is such a gorgeous blue! And I absolutely love the stamping you did over it!

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    1. It really is a beautiful color...and thank you! :)

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  5. I did an Egyptian manicure last year, and images were hard to find...I need the plate you used. These are beautiful, and that blue is stunning!

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    1. Yes, I was right there with you! I had an Eye Of Horus and a background image that sort of looked like it would work for Egyptian, and that was it. I am sooo excited about these and the two Egyptian collage plates they have! You'll be seeing those soon here...:)

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