Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy: BB Couture Carla

Hello ladies,

During the winter holidays, I always encounter images of The Nutcracker ballet. I have seen the performance many times, favoring the second act. My manicure today tells the story of Clara and the Prince in the Land of Sweets. There is a lollipop with a heart, the Sugarplum Fairy in motion amidst flowers, and a crown for the coronation of the new rulers of Confiturembourg. Ah, to be a princess in a land of candy, fantasy and dancing fairies!

I chose China Glaze Millennium Khrome for stamping. The lollipop is from Konad plate M14. The dancers are featured on disc S08. The leaping ballerina floats over a white flower with a rhinestone center. The crown is shown on M40. I added a pearl and two beads for ornamentation.

Carla applied well and was easily opaque in two coats. This dark purple is stirred with hot pink shimmer. In lower lights, the finish can masquerade as a creme. The sparkle enlivens the purple, keeping it from venturing in the almost black territory. If you like a vampy purple with a hint of shimmer, Carla is sure to entice.

I hope you enjoyed my festive winter manicure!

BB Couture Carla was sent to me for review. This polish is part of the Infamous Lovers Ladies' Collection, available at

Image plates M40 and S08 were provided for my consideration. To shop the full collection of Konad products, please visit

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. i like what you did here. it's very feminine without being too girly.

  2. simply wonderful.....You are consistently creative.....

  3. Candy Land...I hope there's chocolate there too. ;)

    Cute look and Carla is a sultry color.

    And, what is, exactly, a sugar plum?

  4. Awwww, this looks beautiful! I've never seen The Nutcracker, "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies" is one of my favorite classical pieces.

  5. You've done a wonderful job representing the Nutcracker. I love it and all of the stamps. The color is lovely. I've only seen the Nutcracker on TV a few times. would love to see it in person.

  6. i love this's perfect :-)


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