Saturday, January 23, 2010

Violets, pearls and fans

Hello ladies,

Today I am wearing Nubar Violet Sparkle. The mention of violets always make me wistful for the Victorian era. I could imagine a man bringing me a nosegay with violets and roses intertwined.

With lavender pearls, I accented the fan design from Konad plate M54 to communicate the sense of nostalgia for past eras. The stamping was done with princess polish in light gray. Despite the name, the color has a strong lavender tint. I love the blend of old fashioned decorative elements with the modern look of glitter.

Nubar creates their collections thematically. I can find variance in formula amidst the colors though they are grouped as a concept. It's interesting to me how the colors can appear similarly on the nail, but have different application. Violet Sparkle has tiny glitter pieces in a clear base. I painted three coats, but I think two would be sufficient for most people. I found Violet Sparkle to be smooth enough after one layer of topcoat. I would advise applying these slowly to avoid the need for much cleanup. If you have some stray glitter on your skin, you can use a piece of tape to capture it. I forgot to use this technique before picture taking, but it does work well.

I really love Violet Sparkle. I am pleased Nubar sent this to me for review. The Nubar Sparkles collection will be available January 31st at

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. Oh those Nubar sparkles are tdf. And the color of this one is so pretty!

  2. Very pretty manicure. A nosegay of violets would be lovely. I also think of Eliza Doolittle seling her violets in My Fair Lady.

  3. It's beautiful! I love the fan stamp over glitter!

  4. This is one of my favorite konad plates! The purple is beautiful!

  5. Trincess: Thank you so much! I am glad it pleases you. <3

    Michele: Thanks! Nubar did an amazing job putting this collection together. I am so looking forward to sunny days to enjoy more of the sparkle.

    Lucy: Thank you for the remembrance of My Fair Lady. I watched that movie so many times with my Dad. The flower selling scenes were so vibrant and colorful. <3

    gildedangel: Thank you so much! I am really loving this collection too!

    Evil Angel: Thank you! Usually I wear glitter polishes without ornamentation, but there is something about these that really sets off Konad stamping beautifully.

    yardsticks 4 lunatics: Thank you! I love this design every time I see it. It was my first time stamping the fans. I am really delighted with how it turned out. There is one more purple in this collection. Can't wait to try it. <3

  6. Oh, I can see why this would make you nostalgic! You have a neverending creative streak that is always perfect in my opinion. The cute little pearls go perfectly with both your stamp and this color!

  7. Everything in this mani works perfectly well together, it's really lovely. I can't wait for that Sparkles collection to be available ^_^

  8. what a lovely mani! it's so delicated, i loved!


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