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Monday, July 13, 2015

Carpe Noctem - Cinna-Mocha


     It's Monday again! How the heck did that happen? I swear it was just Friday! Well the weekend is over and I hope everyone had a good one. I spent most of mine taking care of a sick child. Thankfully he is on the mend and I'm back to reality. Which means back to work for the first time since early June. One of the perks of working for a school is having most of the summer off, the downfall is not getting paid 2 months out of the year. (ouch!)  But I am looking forward to getting back to work almost as much as I was looking forward to wearing Cinna-Mocha from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics. Which is unfortunately discontinued. 

     I have been seeing so many swatches of these great cocoa, chocolate brown polishes lately,  drooling over them, and cursing my lack of a paycheck along with my no buy and then I remembered I had Cinna-Mocha in my collection. A gorgeous milk chocolate brown with subtle shimmer. 

2 coats no top coat

     Application on the first coat was a little sheer, but even and full opacity was reached after 2. Like most shimmer finish polishes Cinna-Mocha suffers from brush strokes. Although they aren't quite as obvious as my camera would lead you to believe. 

2 coats no top coat

    A nice layer of top coat makes most of the brush strokes disappear. It's not a 100% fix, but enough so that I wasn't as bothered by them. 

2 coats plus top coat

     I really like the color of this polish and I can see myself wearing it again in the fall, it seems to have a cozy feel to it, and had me in the mood for my favorite sweater, a good book, glass of wine, and a fire. But it is only July and I'm not quite ready for all of that yet so I decided to spice things up and try multi-colored stamping for the first time. 


     Using Sinful Colors Snow me White and Skylark I created this look with Konad plate M70.  I originally wanted to use a bold pink and a white because I love the combination of brown, pink and white together but I couldn't find a pink that would show up nicely against Cinna-Mocha. This look is more subtle but I really liked it. 


     After looking at my nails for a while I realized that if I switched up the colors this image would totally work for a camouflage manicure. Which might come in handy for a nail art challenge down the road, who knows.  Either way I'm really happy with how this manicure came out, and that I was able to satisfy my obsession with chocolate colored polishes without having to dig in my couch for spare change. How do you feel about brown nail polish?  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!



     




32 comments :

  1. I like that webby white on top.

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  2. Gorgeous colour! I especially love it with the stamping! I'm also glad to hear your LO is feeling better; sick kids are just so sad.

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  3. That stamping image is one that's on my wishlist, but I can't find a bigger version of it anywhere :(!

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  4. This is so beautiful on you! It looks like it has a greenish tinge, which really looks great. I hope you have a great week!

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  5. PhD in Nail PolishJuly 13, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    I love the multi-colored stamping! It looks like a fancy coffee beverage. And I work for a school, too (so I'm working from home for July).

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  6. So beautiful!!! The stamping reminds me of a yummy cappuccino :)

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  7. Ohh the nail art totally reminds me of coffee haha! I love it!

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  8. Naked Without PolishJuly 14, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    I love your stamping job! It reminds me of a cream cheese marbled brownie!! mmmmmm

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  9. Very pretty shade and I love the stamping over it! Makes it really unique.

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  10. I really like the nail art you did over this :)

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  11. This is pretty! I rarely wear browns outside of the fall. I need to change that.

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  12. Thanks. I have fallen in love with that image.

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  13. I never thought I would wear a brown polish to be honest, but I have been drawn to them lately.

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  14. I only own a few but I love the ones I have.

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  15. Thank you! I feel horrible when my kids are sick, especially when they cant really tell me what's wrong so I feel helpless, and have no idea what to do to make them feel better.

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  16. You know, now that you mention it I haven't seen it on a larger plate either. Shocking since it seems like most of them images make their way from brand to brand.

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  17. I think the gold shimmer shifts some in the lighting to give a hint of green. I honestly didn't notice it on my nails at the time.

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  18. Thank you. This is actually my first year working for a school so it's been a bit of a learning curve for me. I love the time off with my kids, and thought I had budgeted correctly but expensive car repairs, and sick kids have thrown a wrench in my plans. I wish I had the option to work from home, but I'm not a teacher. I work at a blind school as a SEPA, which is basically a one on one.

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  19. I like how you think! Im not a coffee drinker at all but give me a brownie any day.

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  20. I fully plan on wearing this again in the fall. I just couldnt help myself and had to put it on this summer after seeing all the other brown polishes being released.

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  21. I tend to wear what ever I'm in the mood for. Typically it tends to go along with the seasons, but every once in a while I shake things up with a dark color in summer or a pale pastel in winter.

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