Mmm, just can't get enough of it!
|Fluorescent lighting in my cube at work . . . makes it look almost |
chocolatey brown. Weird. It is very dark like this when not in sunlight.
(just not really this color)
After taking some shots of just Malaga Wine by itself, I decided to do some stamping since I haven't for quite some time and my plates were feeling neglected. Poor plates. :-(
I used Pure Ice Silver Mercedes (NOT Mercades, like the darn shelf said at WM!) and Bundle Monster plate 201. If you've never tried stamping before, it does take a bit of trial & error to get the hang of it and to discover what polishes work (if you don't shell out for the Konad special polishes - I only have the white). But you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly & it allows for some seriously awesome nail art! My roommate asked me if I did this by hand. LOL!!!!!!!
|Pretty accurate color shot, and not too shabby for featuring my right hand!|
You can purchase sets of Bundle Monster plates here. They are really very reasonable (I think I paid $19.99 + free shipping for my set) as compared to around $6 a plate for Konad, the original stamping plate brand. There are LOTS of other plate makers now: Red Angel, Shany, Cheeky, Mash, Gals . . . etc. Ebay and Amazon are good places to get the other brands, or individual Konad plates.
Konad is obviously going to be higher quality (the impressions are usually deeper, thus giving a crisper image), but my Bundle Monster set does a pretty darn good job! My sister got a Red Angel set for Christmas, and hers look about the same quality as mine - and there are really awesome designs in her set.
One last parting image:
|Drinking limonada in León (Spain) last year during Holy Week.|
Limonada is a regional drink made with wine and some really sweet lemony stuff. :-P
|I guess this is technically water from the Bay of Biscay, north of Spain.|
My friend was living in the city of Gijón (Asturias) when I visited her last year.
We took a quick bayside walk just before hopping on the bus to get me back to the airport.
I LOVE to travel!!!! And I love SPAIN!!!! ¡Viva España! :-D
Do you have a favorite travel destination?