Sunday, May 9, 2010

Blue roses

Hello ladies,

Today I created a manicure to convey my fascination with blue roses. Symbols of peace and wholeness, the image of the blue rose is sometimes used as a point of meditation. They also represent the unattainable since their color is not expressed in Nature. Can you imagine a garden of blue roses and how beautiful that would be? I would love to see blue roses blooming within vantage of the ocean. Ah, whimsy!

The base color is s-he stylezone 471, a reflective blue foil. I stamped the double rose pattern from Konad plate M76 using blue pearl special polish. I added pearls to the center of each rose.

This grouping of irises is breathtaking.

S-he stylezone 471 needed three coats for perfect opacity. The color was easy to apply and built up beautifully. I am impressed with the S-he formula. The finish reminds me of the superb foils from Diamond Cosmetics. There are minimal brushstrokes and endless shine.

A European brand, S-he stylezone came to me compliments of amused polish. I have to applaud her fabulous taste. Many thanks!

Konad plate M76 was provided for my consideration. Konad products can be purchased from

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. aww- again you're so sweet *hugs*
    the color suits you really well and I love that you rock it with the konad&rhinestone details :D

  2. Lovely! I loveeee blue roses too!

  3. Very pretty! I love the rhinestones that are centered in the roses :)

  4. Beautiful and you are lucky, the sun shine !!! Can you send it to me a little !!!! Please, come on sun :)

  5. Can you please tell me where you buy your pearls from? Thanks!

  6. Wow, I really love the combo of blue on foil with the little pearls!

    And that's so odd, I was just reading something about blue roses!

    Anyway, just wanted to stop by and say hello! I hope you're doing awesome! <3

  7. That's very pretty ! I love roses, too :)

  8. very pretty. that flower would make a great bracelet :)

  9. amusedPolish: I have another shade to post tonight, the P2! I love adding little details to beautiful polish. <3

    bellebathandbeyond: Thanks so much! Yay! Another blue rose lover. <3

    Michelle: Thank you! Wouldn't it be amazing if roses grew that way?

    Biba: Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words!

    Tuli: Thank you, sweetie! <3

    Jessica: Thank you! I love how the blue foil played with the sun. :)

    Saori: Thanks! I think your rain may have travelled my way. I hope I sent some sun to you in exchange. ;)

    Michelle: I bought my pearls from ebay from a woman who was selling a lot of her unused nail art items. If you search 'nail art pearl', you will find many options for purchase. <3

    Scrangie: Thanks for stopping by! amusedPolish sent me several European foils and I am loving them. It's interesting you were just reading about blue roses. It's funny how things can link up around nail polish. xoxo!

    Ayuu: Thank you so much, sweetie! I will definitely keep putting roses on my nails. <3

    Enamel Girl: Thank you! I love flower jewelry. :)

  10. So pretty *___* and your description of your blue rose fantasy is so dreamy

  11. Silhouette Screams: Thanks so much! My mind does wander into some interesting realms. The flowers do inspire me. <3

  12. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have roses the same shades as our polishes. I also love the image of blue roses with a vantage of the ocean. What joy that would bring. Lovely and ladylike manicure.


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