Monday, April 5, 2010

Eyelet lace and pearls

Hello ladies,

Today I am wearing Vert Imaginaire from Nina Ricci, a sage green with strong gold shimmer. Rainbow micro glitter is blended in the grey green base. This shade has a slight taupe cast in certain lights. The color is like a designer took a pair of khakis and made them luxurious.

I stamped the eyelet ruffles from Konad plate M79 in yellow special polish. I added pearl detail at the top of the lace. I remember wearing spring dresses as a child that had eyelet at the hems. Having my nails embellished with pearls and eyelet lace feels like memories of dressing up. My nails echo the palette of the cherry trees in bloom. All of Nature is bringing out it's finery.

Applying Vert Imaginaire makes me want to track down other Nina Ricci polishes. The formula was impeccable. The brush flared nicely for a three stroke application. To allow for my nail length and the details of the macro function, I ended up using three coats. I believe two coats would suffice for most ladies.

Konad plate M79 was sent to me for consideration. Konad products are available for purchase at

Nina Ricci Vert Imaginaire has sadly been discontinued. For a chance to win this lovely shade, please visit the Smooth and Polished Giveaway.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. So pretty! Beautiful spring pictures!

  2. Almost my dream color, the one I entered for the Illamasqua contest. I frankened it and will share that soon, but wow...I need this one!

  3. Okay,well this mani is too gorgeous for words! It is just fabulousness!

  4. Oh, I look at your pictures and I feel the spring!! Lovely mani, lovely flowers, lovely pictures!! Thank you for sharing!

  5. i adore this colour, i love the added gold kind of shimmer through it so pretty!

  6. I like the details! Nice combination. *thumbs up*

  7. Oh wow I LOVE that color. OMG it's gorgeous.

  8. too long for me but this looks great on you! i follow you; feel free to follow me too.

  9. Wizards of Bling: Thank you, Sylvia! You will be seeing flower pictures here, now through October, weather permitting. :)

    ~Elizabeth: I think having a few variations of your dream color is a worthy pursuit! I can't wait to see your franken. <3

  10. Starlight: Thanks so much! I loved creating this look.

    Liana: Thank you! Be prepared for more flowers into the fall! I love taking pictures of my manicures out in Nature.

  11. Skye: Thanks so much, sweetie! The shimmer is wonderfully reflective! xoxo!

    shoutingwind: I love your user name. Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate it! <3

    ShortandSweetNails: Thank you! Vert Imaginaire is a favorite of mine too. <3

    Cheryl Clark: My nail length is definitely not for everyone! The color though is hard to resist. I did stop by your fashion blog. Thank you for inviting me.

  12. I didnt even know Nina Ricci made nail polishes! That colour is really unique, and the ruffles look kinda 3D :O

  13. That is a beautiful shade! I've never used Nina Ricci polishes. I'll have to take a look at them if I run across them. Your manicure is very lovely. It's so delicate like the blooms on the dogwood tree. Spring in all it's glory. Thank you.


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