My philosopher friend moved across town this week. As he was packing his collection of over 3,000 books, he handed me a copy of Alchemy and Mysticism to peruse. There were endless illustrations of serpents. Familiar themes were the snake eating its tail (the ouroboros) and the serpent wrapping itself around a large egg. These alchemical drawings are meant to convey the cycle of life and creation.
I am really fascinated by snakes. As much as I would love to care for one as a pet, I admittedly would have difficulty at feeding time. I think for now I will continue communing with them when I have the opportunity and creating an occasional serpent theme manicure.
Using Nubar Rosso as the base, I worked with a Chinoisserie palette of color. I stamped the snake from fauxnad plate H21 in Konad black special polish. I placed a gold sphere from Bundle Monster at the serpent's mouth. I repeated the gold at the tips with a Nubar nail art pen in 24K.
How cute are these peppers?
A brecciated jasper crystal skull.
The rosemary was incredibly fragrant.
Rosso applied beautifully. Two coats brought perfect opacity. This is truly a stunning polish. The foil finish paired with the glass flecked shimmer makes the red look fiery and bright like the red hot shade of metal being forged.
Part of the Venetian Glass Collection, Rosso was sent to me for review. The Nail Art Pen in 24K is from the Bejeweled Collection. This set was provided for my consideration. The full line of Nubar products can be purchased at bynubar.com.
Image plate H21 was provided for review. Additional nail art stamping plates can be purchased from chez-delaney.com.
Happy painting, ladies!