Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A silver chain

Hello ladies,

Even the sun wanted to spend part of the day under a blanket today. I was picking up my keys to venture outside and take pictures as the clouds hid the light. This look will require a little imagination to perceive the holographic sparkle embedded in the red jelly polish and decorating the tips.

I was thinking about Valentine's Day and a sterling silver chain. I don't have much of a connection with February 14th, but I do love to do manicures leading up to the day. L'Oreal B. Daring from the Bijou Crystals line is an older polish I am showing as part of my untried and true series. I have so many lovely shades awaiting time on my nails. The Art Club striper in hologram adds the line of silver.

B. Daring is a blue red jelly polish with a multitude of fine holographic glitter. Three coats brought beautiful coverage. B. Daring has the juicy and sticky shine of a quality jelly formula. The sparkle has vitality in just about every light.

I found it fairly simple to create a line at the tips with the Art Club striper. This is an elegant look and an easy way to hide tip wear if you want to refresh a manicure. There is vampy version of tipped nails over at Black Nail Polish and Lip Gloss. There are so many ways to utilize this technique.

Happy painting, ladies.


  1. 0o i love it and i love what you did with tips so pretty

  2. Very pretty, looks most elegant. Love the red polish. You've completed so many looks I want to try Diana, how on earth will I keep up. Thank you xxx

  3. I love this! I want to try those tips!

  4. What a fabulous and elegant look!

  5. I love the color & the sparkles. Great idea with the silver stripe.

  6. Beautiful manicure. I love reds and add some sparkle to make it even better. Beautiful with the silver tips. I can't do that anymore since I don't have any tips! It feels so weird to have such short nails again. Hope you had a Happy New Year.

  7. That may be an oldies but it's sure a goodie! It's amazing how well the glitter shows in the red base. I've just received my first art club stripers as a prize of a giveaway I won and I'm in love...they're definitely of a much better quality than all the other ones I own :)

  8. Such a lovely mani. It reminds me of Santa. =)

  9. What a lovely red! And I'm not into reds that much, but I sure love this one! What a great idea to top it with silver tips!

  10. I *love* this type of tipping!
    Your mani looks wonderful- as always!!!

  11. Your nails are hideously crooked!

  12. Skye: Thank you, sweetie! I love adding a little extra sparkle wherever I can. <3

    The Diva's Polish: Thanks, Danielle! I would love to see a diva's version of any of your favorite looks. That would be lovely! <3

    gildedangel: Thank you! You have so many wonderful stripers. I am excited to see what combinations you would choose. :)

    Evil Angel: Thanks so much! I love the vampy version you showed last month. I definitely will be using this technique with different styles. <3

    ~Lisa: Thank you! I seem to be collecting stripers lately. I had to put one of them to work. :)

    Lucy: Thanks so much, sweet lady. Your nail length will return. Sparkly tips are a few weeks away. You could do a cute stripe down the side of the nail for now. I will be bringing out more red over the next month or so. <3

    chocaddict: Thank you! The bijou polishes have so much sparkle. I could never tire of them. I am very loyal to Art Club stripers. My collection of them keeps growing. Congratulations on your prize. What a wonderful way to be introduced to Art Club.

    nihrida: Thanks! I could definitely see this manicure at Christmas too. Reds are out in force from December to mid February. <3

    Maestra: Thank you! It is a distinct red, well worth owning. The silver was a last minute add on. I love to experiment.

    ainos2: Thank you so much! I would love to see it on your nails too. I sent a friend of mine a link to your blog and she was so impressed with your creativity. xoxo!

    Anonymous: Yay! My very own troll.


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