ABC Challenge: C is for Camels, China & Chocolate

It’s time for letter “C” in this week’s ABC Challenge!

Don’t know about you folks, but it feels like I’ve been encased in glitter since ’round about late November.  The holidays do that to me.  But more than two weeks after the New Year cork’s been popped,  I was looking to dial down the wattage a bit.

L to R:  Nubar Classic Camel, China Glaze Desert Sun, and Nubar’s chocolatey-brown Marabout

So, I began The Hunt for all things polish-related, that in any way correlated with the third letter of the alphabet.

Have I mentioned that I Have A Lot of Polish?

Much later (strong emphasis on “much”),  I reached for three un-tried neutral cremes from within the bowels of my stash (more about that later):

The two accent nails were then stamped with a Bundle Monster image (plate# BM-20) that brings to mind a merging between DNA and Whoppers.

There you have it:  Creamy, chocolatey, color-blocked “C” nails!

As an aside, I’m happy to report that my burgeoning stash has now been entered into a sortable database.  Thanks to a head’s up from my buddy, Diana, I installed this dandy little iPhone app that lets me scan the bar codes on each bottle, making for tres efficient data input. 

Are you rolling your eyes?

A couple of years back, I surely would have rolled mine.  Of course, that was before I acquired a disturbing amount of smile-inducing lacquer.

So, when next Wednesday’s challenge rolls around…

I won’t be rummaging through eight color-organized shoe boxes filled with a bazillion little bottles.

Instead, I’ll  pull out my trusty iPhone; sort by color family, brand or polish name, and scroll down to the letter “D”…

Yowzah, I do love technology  🙂

Well, that’s it for today, folks! Until next time, please join me in checking out…

  32 comments for “ABC Challenge: C is for Camels, China & Chocolate

  1. January 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Cute mani! I love the colors you used! 🙂

    • January 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

      Thank you, Sarah! I do love neutrals!

  2. January 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Ok, now I absolutely want a chocolate&cream cake! 😀
    I love the stamping pattern you used, unfortunaly I can’t buy BM plates because their designs are too shorts for my ridicously long nails.

    • January 24, 2013 at 1:16 am

      I like how you think, Cristina. Pee before polishing and chocolate cream cake. I’m there!

      Thank you re: the stamping, and agreed re: the image size. Actually, the plates I’m pining for are the Dashica’s. Wow. They are soooo lovely, and LARGE. I find the BM full-size stamps to be too small for a novice like myself. And I’ve got short nails!

  3. January 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Such a delicious color combination! Nicely done!

    I got the same app too after Diana told us about it 😀 I’m still in a process of scanning my stash though 😛

    • January 24, 2013 at 3:19 am

      Ria, it is soooooo terrific. I set mine up to sort on name, brand, and color family. Other search categories can also be added.

      Thanks for the comment, darlin’!

  4. January 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Love your mani. The colors are such a great combination.

    • January 24, 2013 at 1:17 am

      Thank you, Amy!

  5. January 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    So pretty! And now In wish I had an iPhone instead of an Android. I want that App!!!

  6. January 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I need that app in my life. And I love that manicure!

    • January 24, 2013 at 1:24 am

      I know you do. LOL. It’s a keeper of an app, Ketlyn.

      Thanks much! 🙂

  7. January 23, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I love mixing neutrals too! Awesome mani!

    • January 24, 2013 at 1:24 am

      Jenni, I thank you much!!!!

  8. January 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I actually love your base polishes A LOT! That caramel one.. how did I miss it? I guess our picks for today were kinda similar in a way!

    • January 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Thank you, Simona! Yes, they are similar. We cornered the market on brown Nubar, that’s for sure! 🙂

  9. January 23, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Nice combo!

    • January 24, 2013 at 2:27 am

      Thank you!

  10. January 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Lol! Yep the stamp reminds me of whoppers 🙂
    I also keep my nail polishes in shoe boxes!! But I only have 2 and a half 🙂
    Beautiful mani!

    • January 24, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Two and a half? You are a very restrained, nailista, Mari! I’m impressed!

      Yup. I can practically taste that crappy candy (which I’d have no problem eating if it was in the vicinity, mind you).

  11. January 24, 2013 at 2:41 am

    I really like this! And I’m not normally into neutrals!

  12. January 24, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Thank you, sweet girl!

  13. January 24, 2013 at 6:05 am

    This is fab!! I own very little browns, but now you’ve for me wanting more!! So fab!

    • January 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! 🙂

  14. January 24, 2013 at 7:36 am

    This is beautiful Lisa!!! I am finding I am really in love with brown and beige lately, so this I am especially in love with.

    • January 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Gini, I’m a fan of neutrals, but never more so than when I go overboard (not sure if that’s technically possible) with glitter and bling. And I’ve been veering in that direction alot, lately.

      Thanks, honey!

  15. January 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Lisa! You always comment about how awesome my stamping is but you are great at it too! The color combo is just perfect. Craving for a nice hot chocolate right now lol. Gonna get me some now XD

    • January 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      But your stamping is extraordinary. To get these two little images, I had so many do-overs that I very nearly gave up. 🙁

      I’m serious…I’d love for you to do a tutorial on the process. It’s one thing to KNOW what to do. It’s another to see it in black and white (and every other color of the rainbow).

      Thanks so much, darlin’!!!!

  16. January 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    i am so happy that you downloaded the app and that it came in handy! and for this mani i love the colors you picked out! boo-ti-fullll

    • January 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Diana – Thank you, thank you, thank you. It’s GREAT! And yes……so handy.

      Thank you, darlin’ for your kind comment!

  17. January 25, 2013 at 2:57 am

    I’ve always been afraid of doing a mani with different colors – not sure why. Looks great. Love the chocolate color too!

    • January 26, 2013 at 12:33 am

      Go for it! 🙂 What’s the worst that can happen? Right? 🙂

      Thanks so much!

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