Monday, November 23, 2009

Chinese Bellflower

Hello ladies,

Today I am combining Swiss Chocolate with Chinese Bellflowers. The luscious brown creme from the Nubar Chocolate Truffles collection creates the base for my interpretation of balloon flowers. The flora was drawn with Migi Nail art pens in green and violet. I adhered purple flat backed pearls to represent the flowers. 

The next two photos show my right hand and then a close up of my right thumb. I actually drew the leaves and attached the pearls on the nails of my right hand while chatting over coffee with my girlfriends. I am gaining confidence drawing with my left hand. 

Nubar Swiss Chocolate applied easily and was opaque in two coats. I have one polish left from the Chocolate Truffle collection to share with you. I am loving this collection so much I honestly wish there were more colors to review! Swiss Chocolate is a beautiful brown. Even though I love this shade without embellishment, it will certainly be a go to brown as a base for nail art. I used Diamont topcoat to seal the look. Diamont is wonderful as a layer to keep the pearls in place and gloss over the painted design, providing shine without smearing. 

Swiss Chocolate was sent to me for review. The Nubar Chocolate Truffles collection is available at

To adhere the pearls, I began by making three dots using the Migi Nail Art pen in violet. I then placed the pearl in the center of the dots. I followed with one coat of Nubar Diamont. My friend Lisa practiced with the green pen by drawing a wavy line near the top of her nail. She definitely gave me some inspiration for funky french designs! Migi Nail Art provided the violet and green pens for review purposes. Migi Nail Art pens are available for purchase at

Happy painting, ladies! 


  1. Very pretty! Your really getting good with those pens. I like the shimmer of gold in the green polish pen.

  2. Once again a really pretty mani:) And to think that you did this while chatting over coffee! wow!

  3. Ooo, I love the pearls! So pretty!

  4. The shimmer of the leaves are absolutely beautiful! You are very talented with those pens!

  5. This is so lovely! I envy your drawing skills, I definitely need practice!

  6. That is stunning - I love it! I am wearing Swiss Chocolate today and it certainly doesn't disappoint.

  7. You've managed to tone that vamp down! I loved it before but it just looks stunning now! I love this mani. Gorgeous.

  8. Lucy: Thank you! I am looking forward to experimenting more and trying new looks. The green is one of my favorite pens. It has such beautiful flashes of shimmer. <3

    chocaddict: Thanks! My friends were very gracious to encourage my devotion to nail art. :)

    gildedangel: Thank you! It was the first time I had used the pearls. I was surprised how easy they were to work with.

    Leeyah: Thanks so much! I love adding sparkle to my nails. I definitely will do more looks with nail art pens.

    Mighty Lambchop: You are so sweet. Thank you! Having a sketch or a design to emulate really helped me. :)

    Helen: Thank you! I am so looking forward to seeing the rest of the collection on you. Browns complement you so nicely. <3

    Danielle: Thank you, sweetie. This is the first time I wore Swiss Chocolate. I think I may have confused you with the appearance of flora and pearls. ;)


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