Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blue bouquet: BB Couture Ride My Sleigh

Hello ladies,

The recent cold spell has been inspiring garden fantasies. Longing to see delphinium in bloom, I created a blue bouquet for my nails. As much as I enjoy the effervescent feeling of cold, this year my heart has been time traveling a few months ahead.

I chose Konad pastel blue special polish to stamp the bouquets from Born Pretty plate M64. Royal blue rhinestones, pale blue pearls, and silver beads highlight the flowers. I alternated placement of blue Marquis rhinestones amongst the leaves. I added dark blue shading to the leaves and flower centers with a Nubar nail art pen in Sapphires.

Ride My Sleigh is such a beautiful shade. The color reminds me of the greenery on Victorian Christmas cards and old fashioned lengths of velvet ribbon. Ride My Sleigh has far too much delicate shimmer to join the army green shades. There is a combination of pale green, coppery red and rainbow glitter in the mix. The application was typical BB Couture perfection, easy to apply, quick to dry. I am showing three coats.

I hope you enjoyed my sparkling bouquet toss!

Ride My Sleigh was sent to me for review. This polish and the others in the Christmas Collection are available for purchase at

Image plate M64 was provided for my consideration. Visit to see all the designs in their nail art stamping plate set #518.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. wow i really love these colors together! very pretty!

  2. BB does it again, another have to have green.

  3. ThatsSOFresh: Thank you! A reader yesterday commented about loving blues and greens, so I decided to pair those colors in a single manicure.

    peripatetic33: Their greens are so amazing! I feel BB Couture creates the best greens of any brand.

  4. I just love this colour and the design is quite fabulous~!!! Green being my favourite colour, I definitely agree that "Riding My Sleigh" is a super groovy shade of polish~!!

  5. I wouldn't have ever come up with the greenish gold/light blue combination. It actually sounds ugly to my imagination, but seeing this it's inspired! The green gold does make you think antique, and then the light blue makes it seem just a little faded, and yet it's still clear to see. So yes, it definitely has a Victorian Christmas card feel to it. I wish I had an imagination that could come up with these stunning combinations.

  6. Wow, that's so pretty! For some reason, I thought the manicure would be entirely blue, but the base is green :)

  7. I love how your stamping seems to focus on the centre of your nails. This is really nice and the jewels add to it too. :-)

  8. Green like a crushed green winter scarf. Or a Christmas tree skirt. :) Beautiful!

  9. That's beautiful! I have to use my rhinestones and such mroe often!

  10. This is really lovely. It does look like a Victorian bouquet. Gorgeous!


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