Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pearls and metalwork

Hello ladies,

Today I am wearing Nubar Silver Sword. This grey shimmer is enlivened by tiny reflective green and silver particles. I simply adore this polish! I feel like my nails have been painted with grey pearls. Depending on the light, I am also reminded of pewter. There is a wonderful shine like liquid metal before casting.

When I first saw Konad plate M75, my eyes passed over it to the more detailed designs of the other new releases. After working with the flower trio image, I discovered the charm of this plate. The images have a bolder graphic design feel. There is a modern approach to the view of the natural world. After stamping with white special polish, I loved how these flowers appeared simultaneously bold and pretty. I added white pearls and diaphanous crystals. My nails seem like jewelry.

The sweet faery is attracted to the magic of Silver Sword.

Silver Sword was almost completely opaque in coat. I didn't use Nubar Diamont topcoat with this polish. On the next occasion I have to wear Silver Sword, I will be sealing it with Diamont. I've found that Nubar polishes in general perform best with their trademark topcoat. I noticed a few small pits on the surface after my topcoat dried. I have never had that issue when wearing Diamont with my Nubar polishes. I did my manicure late at night and I sleepily neglected to line up my Nubar treatments.

Silver Sword was sent to me for review. This shade along with the rest of the Nubar Fortress Collection is available at

Konad plate M75 was provided for my consideration. Konad products are available for purchase at For a chance to win all eight image plates in the new design series, please visit the contest post.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. I love Silver Sword, it's gorgeous!

  2. Looks like gothic has gone sweet! <3
    I like it!

  3. Very pretty and does look like pewter. Love the statue also. Isn't it wonderful that the sun is shinning and the weather is much warmer? Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

  4. Evil Angel: Thank you! Silver Sword would be so beautiful on you. <3

    Thess: Thanks! I was thinking a bit about DH Lawrence novels with industry and nature. Of course I think about literature when I paint my nails. ;)

    ShortAndSweetNails: Thank you so much! Silver Sword is one of top picks from the Fortress Collection.

    Tassa: *curtseys*

    Lucy: Thanks! You know I love faeries too! You should see me walking around the store looking for props. Tomorrow I will be out for much of the day with my friend Lisa. There will be picture taking and Thai food. I hope you have a lovely weekend too. :)

  5. I'm in love with that Nubar colour :)

  6. Pretty color and this nail art, simple and elegant !!

  7. Silhouette Screams: Thank you! We are sharing the love for this Nubar beauty. <3

    Saori: Thank you! I wanted to create a very simple look to let the beauty of the polish come through. :)

  8. one of my favorite manicures that you've done. very ladylike and still edgy! i loooove dark greys!


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