Saturday, July 31, 2010

Filigree band

Hello ladies,

Today I am wearing a jewel red jelly polish called Private School Girl. This shade is from the upcoming Fall Collection from Diamond Cosmetics. I love the pairing of red and black together. Preferring a simple design, I decided to create a decorative band on each nail. The pattern reminds me of lace trim and also filigree work on wedding bands.

I stamped the filigree design from image plate H28 with Konad black gold princess polish. I adore the added sheen from the metallic stamping polish. I placed a crystal at the edge of each tip. It's an elegant and classic look.

The bees and I share the flowers.

A bumble bee hovered, facing the camera. What a little diva!

The rest of the unicorn is just off frame.

Private School Girl is a jelly red with high shine. I am wearing three coats. Two coats will be slightly sheer, but still offers even coverage. The formula dries quickly. If you prefer opacity, the third coat requires little additional effort.

I have to admit that even though I like Private School Girl a great deal, I would have rather seen a deep blue or a royal purple jelly polish to round out the Fall Collection a bit. Diamond Cosmetics makes a good jelly. I would like a whole glossy rainbow of jelly shades added to their core line.

Private School Girl was sent to me for review. This color is part of the upcoming Fall Collection. I will announce release dates when they become available. US residents can purchase Diamond Cosmetics polishes from International residents can see this post for available e-tailers. Stop by the Ladies Choice of Diamonds Anniversary Giveaway for a chance to win 12 polishes and a treatment product. The giveaway ends on Sunday night so head on over if you haven't yet had the chance.

Design plate H28 was provided for my consideration. For the full line of stamping nail art products, please visit Check out the Pick Your Plates Giveaway for a chance to win your choice of eight stamping nail art plates.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. I love the little shinies on these nails - just adds a little sparkle :)

  2. I love the picture with bumble bee!

  3. Great site! I love this! Just joined and look forward to heading back for a few more ideas and a little inspiration.

    Ros.. x

    p.s. You might want to drop in to say Hi and pick up a few ideas to help you to sell your art

  4. Very pretty design and shade of red. Reminds of a wedding band set. Your diamond engagement ring is adorable!

  5. I love that kind of burnt red color! Perfect for fall!!! And I like the stones and prints you added to the nails; fun but not too much. Those flowers are gorgeous, by the way!

  6. I really enjoy you making such beautiful pictures of your nails and flowers :)

  7. That's a gorgeous shade of red! Love the flowers as usual. I can't wait to get a konad bundle so I can play around w/ the plates! Thanks for sharing

  8. Lovely nails

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  9. Pretty! I love the little bumblebee. :D

  10. This is so lovely, Diana. Elegant yet sexy too. Of course black and red together is just sexy to me anyway, and with your lovely long nails!
    I would love to see those two jellies from Diamond as well, they make some really cool jellies!

  11. Emybloom: Thanks so much! I am all about the sparkle. <3

    Biba: Thank you! I had a very good model. :)

    Ros: Thanks for stopping by! I am glad you are finding enjoyment here.

    Lucy: Thank you! You made me laugh. Two of my friends are getting married this summer. I think the wedding planning has translated to my nails somehow. ;)

  12. Aurora's Nails: Thank you! This red is pretty neutral. I thought it leaned more towards blue in the bottle, but some orange undertones showed up in sunlight. I think it's a red that could work with many skin tones. I totally agree that it's a lovely fall shade. <3

    Spaceinvaders: Thanks so much! I work in s small town on Thursdays. I chose the most vibrant flowers I could find in pots and planting beds as backdrops for my nail art. So much fun!

    1xellus1: Thanks! Private School Girl is a beauty. Nail art stamping is so enjoyable. I wish you the best with it! <3

    Becky: Thanks, sweetie! I definitely need to get back into entering giveaways. :)

    Zara: Thank you! I think the bees see me coming and are ready for the camera. ;) It seems that way some days.

    Nicole: Thank you! I love the classic black and red combination. It always gets the point across. :)

    ipehishere: Thanks, sweetie. <3

  13. Love the addition of the little gems, theyre so cute and sweet :)

  14. Silhouette Screams: Thanks! I can't help myself when it comes to sparklies. ;)


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