Sunday, January 10, 2010

La Fee Verte

Hello ladies,

Possessed again by the spirit of whimsy, I decided to invoke the green fairy from the absinthe glass to play upon my fingertips. Perhaps the rhinestones are like sugar crystals.

Envy from Hard Candy forms a dark green background. La fee verte was stamped in apple green princess polish from Konad image plate M35. The Art Club striper in Limeaid created the glow at the tips.

Hard Candy Envy is a vampy green with emerald shimmer. In most lights, it looks like a creme formula, but the shimmer is enlivened by sunlight. In low light, it reminds me of a darker version of Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle. It took two coats for opacity and was easy to apply.

The apple green princess polish didn't stamp as brightly as I had expected, but the sun defined the silhouette of the fairy. The manicure's subtlety is highlighted by the peridot rhinestones and the glitter tips. Fairies are elusive, no?

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. This might be one of my favorite manicures ever. Absolutely lovely!

  2. I love this, it is so full of whimsy, just like you! :)

  3. *SQUEE* This is made of WIN! Diana, you are amazing. I love the green faerie, I love the polishes you chose, and it all came together very adorably!
    I just ordered a perfume solely because it was named Absinthe. Wow! But luckily, it smells yum.

  4. The green fairy is perfection, love this manicure!

  5. Perfect! I have this plate and I've been wondering what to do with the fairy! Now I know! She's gorgeous in green! I'd love endless imagination!

  6. Outstanding Konadicure!

    Try adding SH Insta- Dri in Lickety-Split Lime to your Apple Green. It made my (too much like white)light green, (regular) Special polish really pop!

  7. Hey!

    Just wondering when you are going to do the draw for your contest?


  8. How did you stamp the image?

  9. Beautiful. I can imagine this sweet fairy fliting from plant to plant. She's green from the green foilage that she visits. This way she's invisible. Sometimes she shows up from the glinting of the gold.


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