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 this 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, a 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!