Tuesday, October 4, 2011

China Glaze Velvet Bow from 2011 Let It Snow Collection

I have a swap pal in the Netherlands...we're in the middle of getting polishes together for our 4th swap. She messaged me a week or so ago saying she's been looking for a classy looking brown/red polish...not to lean too red or too brown. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of these colours is my stash as I'm just not a fan of these dark, vampy colours on me....I made a couple suggestions like Essie Mack and Essie Masquerade Belle. Then I remembered I just picked up the China Glaze Let it Snow Collex and thought one of the polishes from it, Velvet Bow, may fit what she's looking for so I swatched it for her.



While this is appropriate for the fall weather we've been having, this isn't a colour I wear on a regular basis, especially on its own, so I started looking through my stash to see what I could layer it with....then I remembered picking up the CND 2011 Fall/Winter set that included 24K Sparkle and thought it may funky up Velvet Bow at bit. This is one coat.



It still looked kinda dark so I decided to stamp over top of it...and this is more my style of what I would wear if I had to wear a dark vampy colour!



Used CND Gold Chrome polish for stamping using fauxnad IP's SdP B10 (trailing rose and french tip roses) and SdP D19 (single rose on pinky and index). I funkied it up (is funkied a word? lol!) by placing the rose image upside down and right side up....I think if I was to redo this, I would place all images right side up like the thumb but don't mind how this looks at all. I shortened my nails recently and filed them more square than I usually do as I'm wanting to try some more funky french mani's so did a french tip with a band of roses on IP SdP B10 to practise my french tipped placement.



I so adore the old English roses feel of the cascading of the leaves on the image on the thumb. This pix you also get a better look at how the CND 24K Sparkle looks as it doesn't seem terribly noticeable in some of these pix. I wonder what it looks like on lighter colours? (Plots another mani!)



Do you think China Glaze Velvet Bow fits the description of a classy brown/red, not leaning too red or brown? If not, do you have another suggestion for my swap pal? Nothing too htf as I have to go searching for it!



Thanks in advance for your thoughts and thanks too for looking!

PS: I haven't forgotten that my Birthday Giveaway has ended....I've been busy verifying the number of eligible votes and everything else that goes along with hosting a give way and will announce the results soon!

19 comments:

  1. I think that Velvet Bow would be perfect for her. :)

    Your manicure is beautiful. I love the gold flakies and stamping over the base colour.

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  2. I really like this color! More Fall than Christmas though :P

    And the stamping and flakes? I love it <3

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  3. I think that fits the description perfectly! I like it!

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  4. I love, love LOVE this. What gorgeous stamping. Wish those plates were available here =( That is a beautiful image.

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  5. This is beautiful and the stamp is gorgeous on it! I love it!

    xoxox

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  6. I love the stamp!!! waiting with crossed fingers for your announcement!

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  7. I think the color is gorgeous and she will love it, and the cnd and stamp look amazing it just kept getting better and better!

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  8. Wow, I love this shade! I think it's the perfect red brown. And I love what you did with it with the gold flakies and the stamping, too!

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  9. Oh nice, I've wanted to see the CND somewhere and here you are sporting it! The final outcome is nice, even if you thought it was too dark initially.

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  10. I think this is a great red/brown, although if you want something a little less vampy, China Glaze Brownstone might do as well. It shouldn't be HTF since it's from the current Metro collection.

    I love the stamping you did. I always like that trailing vines look in stamping.

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  11. I really like the flakies with Velvet Bow. It looks quite festive :-)

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  12. That velvet bow is stunning! It's going on my wish list!

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  13. I love your stamping! It looks really intricate and elegant :-)
    You'll have an award waiting for you on my blog tomorrow by the way :-)

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  14. Its looks amazing ... stamping is flawless! I think this would be a great color for your friend, she will love it!

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  15. this is amazing! just beautiful

    /Hugs

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  16. I love the flakies and the stamp! Def check out Brownstone and Lofty Ambitions from the China Glaze Metro collection. There is also an Essie that is a nice deep wine color called Carry On but it might be too purple.

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