For a blog that is ostensibly about nail polish, I don't post about it very much anymore, do I?  Admittedly, I haven't actually been painting my nails very much, what with being sick, and I keep forgetting to photograph them anyway.  It seems that indie nail polish has taken the blogging community by storm, and I just don't have the dedication or the finances to keep up with that particular trend...  And anyway, I started my blog because I wanted to have a place to share the nail art I was doing, and I wanted other people to be able to do similar art on their own without having exactly the same polishes, if they so desired.  So hopefully I can get back to doing that again, at least sometimes.

Today's nail art is a sort of repeat of a design I tried to do way back in the early days of the blog.  I decided to reprise it when I was trying to figure out what to wear on Sunday morning, since I do like matching my church attire with the liturgical colors (outfit post to come tomorrow).  I am so glad I've got a good gold for stamping with again, as purple and gold is one of my favorite color combos.

Step one, as always, was basecoat.  Then I applied three thin coats of ORLY Out of This World, a fantastic deep purple with hints of golden duochrome around the edges.  For the swirls, I stamped with Maybelline Bold Gold and Bundle Monster Image Plate BM-314 (which went missing when I took this picture!  I had it one minute, and then it was gone...).  I tried to cover as much of the nail with swirls as possible, as that particular image has a big divot in it, probably intentionally, but rather annoying!  And, of course, I topped everything off with NYC Grand Central Station.  It's picked up a bit of red with use (darn bleedy red polishes) but still seems to go on clear enough.