Today I bring you the famed Nubar Pasadena Purple accented with a white peacock. I found Pasadena Purple matches the ring of color outside the eye of a peacock feather. I have seen a white peacock wandering about a sculpture garden. They are incomparably beautiful.
I once had an amusing encounter with one of the resident peacocks at the sculpture grounds. As I roamed by on the lawn, he stood up from resting and raised his tail feathers. I was wearing a long and full circle skirt in blue and purple. I lifted the hems and fanned it out at the sides. The peacock and I stood facing, with opposite semi-circles of color. My skirt was forming a bell shape and his feathers were a perfect arch. We stared at each other for a long time. He seemed to admire my display.
I am rather besotted with the peacock image from Bundle Monster plate BM15. I used white Konad special polish for the stamping. Three nail pens from the Bejeweled Collection were chosen to color the feathers: Royal Amethyst, Emeralds and Sapphires. I then positioned three coordinating rhinestones per nail and placed them in varying formations within the tail feathers.
I painted three coats of Pasadena Purple for full opacity. Those with shorter nails will likely be happy with two coats. The application was great. The pearl finish is a little less noticeable with Pasadena Purple because of the the deep amethyst jewel tone. It could be mistaken for a shimmer in different lights.
What do you ladies think? Will you be adding this much talked about purple to your collection?
Pasadena Purple and the Bejeweled Nail Art Pen Collection were sent to me for review. Pasadena Purple can be found in the California Dreamin' Collection. These products are available at bynubar.com.
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Happy painting, ladies!