Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wedgwood blue

Hello ladies,

Tranquility from Diamond Cosmetics helped me to celebrate the lovely Spring weather today. The trees are budding and there are bursts of yellow as daffodils and goldenrod raise their petals to the sun. The pastel blue of Tranquility seemed the perfect complement.

When I was creating the manicure, I was thinking about Wedgwood fine china and antique blue cameos. I wanted a look that was soft and delicate and presented beauty in a formal way. A true Wedgwood blue would be a little deeper with a hint of grey. Looking at the modern place settings available, the company seems to have put their name to varying shades of blue. For today, I shall do the same.

I stamped flowers from Konad plate M35 in white special polish. The pearls and cameo were purchased in a lot on ebay.



The formula of Tranquility was a little thick, but I was willing to work with it for the color payoff. For a pastel, the formula is not bad. I didn't need to wear a ridge filling base coat for opacity. Diamond Cosmetics overall handles opacity admirably well. I have confidence I will be able to apply their polishes without encountering streakiness or showing a visible nail line (unless a polish is meant to be worn sheer). I am wearing three coats, but two would suffice for most ladies. I really can't complain about a polish that has a price point of $2.50 and is as beautiful as this one! I do recommend adding Tranquility to your next order.

Tranquility was sent to me for review. US residents can purchase this shade at diamondcosmetics.com. For international orders, please see this post for e-tailers.

Happy painting, ladies.

18 comments:

  1. I absolutly love this! It's so classic and feminine!

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  2. OMG! I have to say, so far this is my absolute favorite mani that you have done! I just love it!
    ~Sylvia

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  3. This color is great! Love it! The cameo is fantastic!

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  4. I swoon again; this time for the cameo. I adore it and the pearls. Oh my! Smelling salts at the ready :) xx

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  5. Oh WOW! That is gorgeous! <3

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  6. I love your idea for this mani and I love this color, it's so pretty !

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  7. Those pearls and added cameo are just so pretty and that colour looks so pretty on you! How are you Diana? Your nails are looks just beautiful as usual

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  8. The cameo is pretty much the best thing I've ever seen in terms of nail art :D

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  9. Perfect!! I love this one on you. Very feminine and classic.
    -Lisa

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  10. This is so delicate and lovely. My cousins wife has collected Wedgewood for years. She has so many pieces displayed all over her home. This manicure really reminds me of them. Very pretty.

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  11. I love blue and cameos, this is gorgeous!
    great job!

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  12. Hi lady, I am a subscriber so I read your post regularly but today, I am fall in love of cameo !!!!! It's wonderful !!

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  14. OMG This is so beautiful! I love the cameo's!!!

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