The weather was gorgeous in Philadelphia today. I wandered about the community garden for an hour in pure delight. I am wearing a bordeaux shade from the upcoming Fall Collection from Diamond Cosmetics. The polish is called It's Nothing to Wine About. I can forgive its unfortunate name because of the glossy jelly formula and because I love a good vampy.
I decided roses would be best to accompany wine. Using Konad white special polish, I stamped the modern rose image from fauxnad plate P57 . I placed silver spheres in the center of each rose. These were a gift from Andrea over at Black Nail Polish and Lip Gloss. How sweet! I also added pearls and red rhinestones. It's interesting to note the polish is so glossy the camera focused on the shine and softened the sparkle of the jewels.
This flower is a great visual to show how this polish shifts from a very dark burgundy into a brighter wine shade depending on the light.
I needed three coats of It's Nothing to Wine About for opacity. I typically paint thin coats. I used this technique for the first two. The results were streaky. For the third coat, I applied a thicker layer and occasionally dipped the brush in again to make sure each nail was even. I am pleased with the results.
It's Nothing to Wine About was provided for review. This shade is part of the Fall Collection from Diamond Cosmetics. When I hear information about the release date, I will certainly share it here. US residents can purchase Diamond Cosmetics polishes at diamondcosmetics.com. International readers can view this post for e-tailers. If you would like the opportunity to win 12 polishes from Diamond Cosmetics plus a treatment product, head over to the Ladies' Choice of Diamonds Anniversary Giveaway.
Image plate P57 was sent to me for consideration. This design plate can be purchased from chez-delaney.com. For a chance to win eight stamping nail art design plates of your choice, stop by the contest post to enter.
Happy painting, ladies!