I hope everyone is enjoying the Winter Solstice. The eclipse inspired my sleeping hours. I dreamt I was in Africa walking through a bazaar with my friend Lisa. There were woven bowls with spiral patterns in the center. Within were hand made beads painted in a shiny glaze. The market was filled with many sparkling trinkets. There were piles of jewelry positioned in front of paintings, set in hammered silver frames.
I spoke with an academic couple on vacation. The husband was telling me about the Goddess Erzulie, who he described as the heart of the people. I enthusiastically replied: "Oh, she still is! She is beloved by all in the land." I woke up and discovered with a little research that Erzulie is the Goddess of Love, whose roots of tradition can be traced to West Africa. Apparently, I went shopping with Erzulie in my dreams.
I created this manicure with Erzulie in mind. I chose fimo flowers with spiral centers to echo the pattern I saw in my dream. Wanting to call to mind flowers floating in a stream, I worked with a cool tone palette. With Konad grey pearl Princess polish, I stamped the flowers from plate T41. Despite the name, this stamping polish is a grey lilac. I felt like I could not stop myself from adding sparkle; Each nail has a purple jewel, a rainbow crystal, a lavender pearl and a silver bead as ornaments.
This polish is eye catching. It's an oceanic green with a hint of blue. There is a beautiful fine shimmer that comes alive in sunlight. Two coats brought perfect opacity. Hypnotic is likely to be a coveted shade.
Have any of you ladies been having interesting dreams recently?
Hypnotic was sent to me for review. This polish is part of the Winter Collection, available for purchase in the US at diamondcosmetics.com. Keep an eye on boozyshop.nl for international availability.
Image plate T41 was provided for my consideration. To explore the full line of nail art stamping plates, please visit chez-delaney.com.
Happy painting, ladies!