Lit from Within: Sunday Stamping - Lilacky-Backy!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Stamping - Lilacky-Backy!

This week's Adventures in Stamping challenge is:  over a lilac base.  My biggest challenge was deciding which lilac to use! Luckily for me, I had just gotten some nail mail, and my selection from Barielle's last sale finally arrived!  This is Lilac Jelly Bean.

Ok, I don't know *anyone* who thinks that a lilac-flavored jellybean is actually a good idea, mind you.  Now, *lavender* I've tried, and it makes a good ice cream, but I don't know about lilac.  That's, well, that's just weird.  But so beautiful, and the formula is pretty good, too.

I used a polish I got in a swap - a brand I've never heard of before.  Joie' Kollection Metailic Burgendy.  I triple-checked the spelling on the label.  I used a weirdly-spelled plate, too - Pueen 14.

I thought the stamp looked like the ornamental top of a building, like the Taj Mahal.  For stamps like this, I wish my nails were longer!

In the pix, it just looks a little blurry, but this stamping polish had the prettiest pink shimmer that just glowed with the topcoat.  Pretty cool effect in Real Life, even if it makes me look a drunk photographer for my blog.

I love a polish with a surprise like that.  Do you have any polishes that just took on a different characteristic when you used topcoat, or layered them, and you were pleasantly surprised?


  1. Nice stamp manicure! I really like that barielle color :)

    1. Thanks, that's nice of you to say - it wasn't one of my best, but there were things about it I liked. :) The Barielle color is a nice lilac!


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