Stamping Saturdays – Marc Jacobs Cora

You know how every Friday you tell yourself how you’re going to wake up early on Saturday and get done all the stuff on your to do list? But then you end up doing nothing? Well, I accomplished the waking up early part, but I stayed in bed all morning watching youtube videos (damn you Jeffree Star!) and old Mexican soap operas from the 90’s–hello Marimar and Maria la del Barrio. I wish I had been more productive, but at least I managed to get a mani done for today’s Stamping Saturdays. You will have to excuse my sad nub nails–I cut them way down after the unfortunate breaks last week.

Marc Jacobs Cora 1

Marc Jacobs Cora 2

I started with two coats of Marc Jacobs Cora. I bought this polish like a billion years ago and was planning to return it because the brush was super wonky. When you pay Marc Jacobs prices, you don’t want to deal with a crappy brush. Well, I ended up forgetting and now I just told myself it was too late to return it. Despite the brush, I think this is a nice polish. It looked much more interesting in the bottle, but I don’t think it’s like OMGILOVEIT pretty.


Marc Jacobs Cora 3

Marc Jacobs Cora 4

Because of the shimmer in it, I decided to apply a matte top coat. I used my favorite OPI matte top coat, but I think it has seen better days. It’s starting to get super goopy and it started to leave white flecks on my polish. Fortunately I managed to remove the white fleck before they completely dried.


Marc Jacobs Cora 5

Marc Jacobs Cora 6

And lastly for my stamping, I used Essie Good As Gold and an image from Born Pretty Plate BP-L004. Overall, I am happy with the way this mani turned out.

Well, what have you been up to this lovely Saturday? Since I’ve been so lazy today, I am going to have a shit ton of stuff to do tomorrow. Hopefully the stores and stuff will be empty because of the superbowl so I can get my errands done. Well, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.


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22 thoughts on “Stamping Saturdays – Marc Jacobs Cora

  1. GK
    6 February, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Your nails look really good when they are short & square. You have long nail beds-really makes short nails look elegant.

    1. 8 February, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you! I always go back and forth on short nails. I think they look best when I wear vampy colors. I do miss a little length but they are so comfortable to wear at this length.

  2. Dominique
    6 February, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I like that you used the matte top coat, it allows the gold stamping to stand out.
    Nice work as usual.
    And “YAY!!” to lazy Saturdays. 😀

    1. 8 February, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you, Dominique! 🙂

  3. Amy
    6 February, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    This is super pretty, I love the combo.

    Also, I literally never tell myself that about Saturday mornings. It’s more like trying to see how long I can sleep in.

    1. 8 February, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      lol…I guess I’m the weird one. See, I always want to do all my errands on Saturday so that I can veg on Sunday but it never happens.

  4. Ashlee(PaintedNubbs)
    6 February, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I love that image, I’m gonna have to hunt that plate. Cora looks beautiful with the matte tc.

    1. 8 February, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      I really love all the BP plates that I have and they are so cheap. I like Cora much better mattified.

  5. 6 February, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    The stamping looks fantastic!
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    1. 8 February, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you, Lisa!

  6. myishia simmons
    8 February, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I didn’t even know that marc Jacobs made polish, too bad about the brush though. I’ve heard before about matte tc doing that. I wonder what causes it. The finished mani is very pretty! The gold compliments the base nicely.

    1. 8 February, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      I haven’t been terribly impressed by MJ polishes only because the colors aren’t that unique and I kind of hate the bottle. I think that matte top coats start to break down after a while and clump up which is where those white flecks come from. I hate getting them so I guess it’s time for a new bottle!

  7. 8 February, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Your nails look amazing!! Why do short, square nails look so good in dark colors?

    Loving it!

    And let yourself enjoy your Saturdays! My evil YouTube time suckers are: Patrick Starr, Nikki Tutorials and I really like Amy Lynn Thompson (aka – amylynnbuttchin).

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    1. 8 February, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      I love Patrick Starrr and Nikki Tutorials too–she’s the reason why now use Nivea After Shave Balm as a primer. lol I also like Tati because of her WTF videos and how she does a lot of high end reviews AND drugstore. I could watch youtube all day!!

  8. Jill
    9 February, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Love love love this combination!

    1. 9 February, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you, Jill! 🙂

  9. Ariadna
    9 February, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Your nails look really pretty!! More importantly though, how do you watch Marimar and Maria la del Barrio?! I want to know!! 🙂

    1. 9 February, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      LOL!!! They have them on Hulu. They have a lot of old novelas. I just finished watching Maria Mercedes and La Fea Mas Bella.

  10. Frosso
    12 February, 2016 at 5:15 am

    I never feel bad for your nubs since your nub length is basically my regular length. Damn you and your perfectly sized nail beds…. anyway, I do like that marc jacobs only because its kinda unique and looks good matte.

    1. Frosso
      12 February, 2016 at 5:16 am

      P.S. It makes me happy to hear you wasted your morning with JS 😉

      1. 12 February, 2016 at 7:54 pm

        I knew that you would approve.

    2. 12 February, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      haha…They look longer here than irl. Someone commented on how long my nails are and I was like…wtf…I barely have any free edge, so maybe you are right.

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