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NOTD 173 – Crimson Tattoo

So technically I cheated… This was supposed to be Friday’s Featured Color Friday. Instead when I got my 7 ILNP pretties in I couldn’t resist and needed to try them right away and so I am posting this late. The rest of my ILNP pretties will be upcoming. What I am wearing on my nails right this minute will be this weeks Featured Color.

I painted two coats of Jessica’s Crimson Tattoo and stamped a rose design from my PUEEN22 stamp. My ring finger I did the opposite, two coats of Ulta’s Snow white and Crimson stamped rose design. Crimson Tattoo is a deep vampy red color so on the white nail you can see what one coat would look like; although one coat was kind of streaky so it really needs the two coats.

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So, another reason that I was so eager to change this mani on Friday and not keep it on long was that I wasn’t crazy about it 😦 I really love Crimson Tattoo I do, it was something about the color combo or this stamp that I was just not crazy about. (we all have those manis right)

Well what do you think, am I crazy or do you agree with me? 

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NOTD 102 – Featured Color Friday – ‘Flesh & Blood’

This Friday’s feature is “Deborah Lippmann – New flesh” from the True Blood collection and “Jessica – Crimson Tattoo”. The mani started out as a play on the “new flesh”, I wanted to use a blood-red color for stamp and it turned literal……

The other night started out as any normal Wednesday night, we ate dinner, watched some TV, etc. Tempest my ‘daughter’ who is a hybrid, wolf-husky and an extremely picky eater, decided she didn’t want her dinner.  Instead of sending her to bed hungry I decided, 10 o’clock last night, to go throw on a frozen hamburger to add to her food, for her to eat… I got out a knife to pry the stuck patties apart when… SLICE!  Right through my thumb…

Once we slowed the bleeding and could get a good look at it to could determine it needed professional attention, we went to the E.R. (I should add I have never been in a hospital for my own treatment, never broken any bones, never cut myself to the point where I needed stitches… so yeah, it freaked me out a little…)

The doctor advised that I had two options: it was definitely bad enough for stitches but he didn’t want me to have to go through the trauma if he could “glue” it. Sounds fun right?  So he glued me and broke open the cut and I started to bleed all over again, but it finally stopped.  They wrapped me up and put a splint to keep the finger immobile so I don’t break open the glue.  All fixed up, I finally returned home around 3AM.

As you can see my idea of the play on ‘blood’ to go with my new polish “new flesh” turned literal, lol.

When I went to the E.R. that night I had just “new flesh” on and I hadn’t done the stamps yet.  I did the stamps on Thursday, so they are far from perfect, hence the lack of pictures.

(Oh, and getting showered & ready today one-handed was… well, interesting. 🙂 )

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Here is “new flesh” as is. It’s well… “fleshy”. lol

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