Thursday, May 13, 2010

Green Empress

Hello ladies,

I am here to share Chris's Green Belt, an emerald green shimmer, by Brucci. This polish suggests the look of jewels so I obliged. If nail art were popular in the days of empresses, this look would be an every day affair.

I stamped the gemstone pattern from Konad plate M76 with pastel green special polish. I felt the image seemed like a starting point for further embellishment so I added emerald green and peridot crystals and a diamond jewel in the center.

Clematis and ivy.

Chris's Green Belt was easy to apply and reached opacity in two coats. I really love the Brucci brand. There are some unique and gorgeous shades contained within those rather plain bottles. Brucci is often under appreciated. I hope to help bring some attention to their offerings. If you see a dusty Brucci rack at the end of a drug store aisle, there are treasures there.

For a chance to win a bottle of Chris's Green Belt in an assortment of beauty items valued over $100, please visit the contest post to enter.

Konad plate M76 was sent to me for consideration. Please visit for all you Konad needs.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. THAT is a magnificent, royal green! I don't generally like green nail polishes, but if I owned this, I would not be able to resist the urge to paint my nails with it! :)

  2. WOW! I love the decals with this polish. Gorgeous!

  3. Very, very beautiful. I love !!

  4. wow it surprised me how much I like this green! ~Patricia

  5. this mani is so pretty I love the arrangement of gems you did just beautiful!

  6. I love that color and awesome bling!

  7. Joan: Thank you so much! Brucci does amazing jewel tones! I can understand the temptation. <3

    nihrida: Thanks! The design does look like the new decals. It's actually a Konad stamp with five separate rhinestones placed on each nail with a pick up tool. I think I took the long road. ;)

    Tassa: Thank you! *curtseys*

    Stopdidine: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like the design.

    Patricia: Thanks! Chris's Green Belt is definitely in my top favorite greens.

    Skye: Thanks, love. You know how I go for sparkles!

    Lacquer Ware: Thanks so much! This shade itself really seems like jewelry. I went with the theme of the color. :)

  8. Oh man, I need this in an eyeshadow.

  9. A beautiful rich green shade. Greens are a favorite nail shade of mine. Love the addition of the jewels on your nails. Looks like a manicure for a queen.

  10. Silhouette Screams: It would make a fantastic eye shadow indeed! Good call!

    Lucy: Thank you, Lucy! I find jewel tone greens so captivating. I got to be Queen for a day. ;)

  11. Wow, beautiful ! I deff. love greens and this is just divine. The design is great :) everytime I try to put a design on my nails I fail lol. Perhaps ill just have to try again, love this :)


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